3d printing

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…

Hug the Panda: 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…

Surgeons Use HoloLens and Metal 3D Printing to Implant Eye Socket

Both augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing have been used by surgeons over the past decade, as teaching tools for medical schools and as patient-specific 3D maps for performing surgeries….

GE and University of Sydney Make 5 Year Metal 3D Printing Agreement

GE has announced a five year agreement with the University of Sydney to bring metal 3D printing training and machines to their Darlington campus. This campus is a part of…

Making Scents Unique: Viktor&Rolf and Formula 1’s New 3D Printed Perfume Bottles Are Striking

Fashion house Viktor&Rolf turned to 3D printing technology to create a sumptuous rose gold dress of thorny branches and flowers for the brand’s iconic Flowerbomb perfume bottle. The 15 bespoke…

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Zmorph Unveils Rebranding and New 3D Printers 

Polish 3D printer manufacturer Zmorph has undergone rebranding and unveiled a new 3D printer—Zmorph Fab—in their portfolio. The company is shifting toward the industrial sector with a new brand image…

Dimension Inx Raises a $3.2M to Develop FDA-approved 3D Printed Tissue Implants

Chicago-based biofabrication startup Dimension Inx has raised $3.175 million to close its series seed financing round led by leading early-stage science venture firm KdT Ventures, oversubscribing its seed round. The…

Ultimaker Appoints Jürgen von Hollen as New CEO Amid Unprecedented Growth

Jürgen von Hollen, most recently the President of industrial robot developer Universal Robots, replaces Jos Burger as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker. Burger will…

3D Printing Financials: Revenue Up in First Nine Months of 2020 for SLM Solutions; Q3 Earnings Down

For the third quarter that ended September 30, German metal 3D printer manufacturer SLM Solutions reported revenues decreased by 13% to €14.8 million compared to last year’s €17 million. Along…