3d printing

Siemens Discusses Industrialization of 3D Printing at New CATCH Lab in NC

Siemens has already had a substantial role in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry for some time. Not only has the German technology company seen its industrial controls integrated into countless…

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Big and Tall Metal 3D Printer Heralds Rocket Future for China’s EPlus 3D

Until recently, Chinese 3D printer manufacturers either stuck to selling in China, made inexpensive 3D printers, made copies of Western printers, or did some combination of all of the above….

2022 Predictions: 3D Printing Metals and New Materials

3D printing materials are a key component in 3D printing. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a lot of large metal and polymer companies pile into the market. These…

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Horse Saved with 3D Printing Makes for the Best Christmas Present Ever

Andrew Allshorn is the owner of 3D-SQUARED, which has been offering high-end manufacturing services and consulting since 2007. He started as a stereolithography (SLA) technician at the University of Liverpool in…

3DPOD Episode 87: Danish AM Hub CEO Frank Rosengreen Lorenzen

Danish AM Hub is a national 3D printing group that organizes a large meet-up with the goal of educating and aiding its members in all things 3D printing. Several places…

Implementing Additive Advantages: Orthopedics

As we’ve seen in this series, there are a number of clusters of success in 3D printing. Where we can see small, unique, drop-in, disruptive and sidestep parts, we have…

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Implementing Additive Advantages: Why 3D Printing Fails

If we carefully look at the successful 3D printing applications, we can see some commonalities. We can also see relatively few clusters where we have been wildly successful. If we…

3DPOD Episode 79: LEGO Additive Manufacturing Manager, Mandaná Moshiri

In this episode of the 3DPOD, we talk to Mandaná “Mandy” Moshiri, Technology Manager at the LEGO Group. Far from the maddening crowds, the hype, and the promises of 3D…

Design for Disruption: 3D Printing Design for Installation

With 3D printing we have the ability to redesign existing parts. We can do this to get them to work in a 3D printed form, or to optimize for cost….

Metron 3D Prints Bicycle Components for the Tour de France and Olympics

Dimitris Katsanis’ life has been steeped in cycling. He sprinted on track bikes before studying composites in college. He started making carbon fiber bike parts in 1996 and has made…

China’s Belt and 3D Printed Road: No Thanks, We Have Everything Already

The remarkable Chinese technological and economic miracle of the past five decades is an astounding feat. Off of the back of famines, failed harvests, problematic five-year plans, deaths, a schism…

The Brittle Spear, a Manifesto: We Will 3D Print All of the Things that Matter

Recently, I was rather shocked to discover that some people outside our market still think of 3D printing as a toy technology for making Yoda heads. One individual reminded me…

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CNC Machining, 3D Printing, or Rapid Tooling: Which Process is the Best for Prototype Manufacturing

In the manufacturing business, prototypes are a crucial part of the design process. New product inventors need to test the viability of a new part in the market before going…

3D Printing: A Pedalution, Part Five – 13 Scenarios for Market Entry

In the previous articles in the Pedalution series, we looked at the prevalence of 3D printing in cycling and bike components. We’ve also explored what companies are doing with 3D…

3DPOD Episode 66: Olaf Diegel, University of Auckland

Olaf Diegel is a professor at the University of Auckland who specializes in all aspects of design for additive manufacturing (DfAM). He also 3D prints guitars, other instruments, and eyeballs…

Brinter Gets $1.2M in Seed Round to Expand Bioprinting

Finnish company Brinter, started in 2019, has just received $1.2 million from Innovestor in order to expand internationally. The company makes modular bioprinters. For example, you can buy a Brinter…

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AddUp Launches FormUp 350 Modular Metal 3D Printer

AddUp, a joint company owned by Michelin and Fives, has just launched the FormUp 350 metal laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) machine. A variety of companies attempt to improve their…

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No, the Additive Manufacturing Industry Did Not Expand by Double Digits in 2020

Big shifts, changes, and excitement have been an annual staple in the additive manufacturing industry for the past ten years. Ever since the advent of desktop and inexpensive 3D printers,…

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ROKIT Healthcare launches ‘INVIVO CAMPUS’, a global e-learning platform for regenerative medicine and bioprinting technologies

ROKIT Healthcare, a South Korean biotechnology company developing 4D bioprinting applications in regenerative medicine, has launched an e-learning service platform around bioprinting and other cutting-edge technologies INVIVO Campus seeks to lower…

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3D scanning and 3D printing: The modern engineering ecosystem 

As additive manufacturing techniques and technologies continue to mature, more and more industry sectors, companies and design teams are realizing the tremendous potential 3D printers, used with in conjunction with…

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Why We Made MakerOS Free

The 3D printing industry is becoming increasingly more mainstream. One way I can tell that’s the case is because, recently while walking around certain New York City neighborhoods like Midtown…

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What are the applications of rapid prototyping?

Rapid prototyping consists of a group of techniques. Rapid prototyping services can use these to manufacture a prototype, which is often done with the help of a three-dimensional computer aided…

TIPE Conference 2021: 3D Printing Drives Healthcare Advances Amid Pandemic

The first-ever TIPE 3D Printing conference featured an inspirational all-female agenda of leaders in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. The goal was to spur the next generation of women in…

Prototype Hubs Launches AI-Driven White Label Manufacturing Software

Prototype Hubs, an artificially intelligent (AI) online advanced manufacturing platform launched its new white label manufacturing software-as-a-service (SaaS). This is a new cloud platform for digital manufacturing which enables businesses…