3d printing analysis

How Can We Evaluate the Aesthetics in 3D Printed Parts?

How Can We Evaluate the Aesthetics in 3D Printed Parts?

In ‘A methodology for evaluating the aesthetic quality of 3D printed parts,’ the authors delve more deeply into the aesthetics of 3D printing, and why they are important. The overall goal of their study is to evaluate defects and point out what is most commonly found—and expected—aesthetically. The most common defects are caused by issues […]

In ‘A methodology for evaluating the aesthetic quality of 3D printed parts,’ the authors delve more deeply into the aesthetics of 3D printing, and why they are important. The overall goal of their study is to evaluate defects and point out what is most commonly...
Recycled PLA Shows Highly Variable Strength

Recycled PLA Shows Highly Variable Strength

3D printing, as well as 4D printing, have opened up an ever-expanding realm of hardware, software, and unique methods for constructing complex geometries. Along with that though also comes a vast array of materials which is continually growing—but many researchers and engineers still use the old standbys like ABS and PLA. Efforts to recycle 3D […]

3D printing, as well as 4D printing, have opened up an ever-expanding realm of hardware, software, and unique methods for constructing complex geometries. Along with that though also comes a vast array of materials which is continually growing—but many researchers and...
University of Texas Thesis Improves Tensile Strength of FDM Parts Through Annealing and Pressure

University of Texas Thesis Improves Tensile Strength of FDM Parts Through Annealing and Pressure

Improving strength in parts is a topic of ongoing study in 3D printing, and thesis student, Rhugdhrivya Rane, at The University of Texas at Arlington, recently tackled the subject further in ‘Enhancing Tensile Strength of FDM parts using Thermal Annealing and Uniaxial Pressure.’ Rane opens by discussing the revolutionary and disruptive qualities of 3D printing […]

Improving strength in parts is a topic of ongoing study in 3D printing, and thesis student, Rhugdhrivya Rane, at The University of Texas at Arlington, recently tackled the subject further in ‘Enhancing Tensile Strength of FDM parts using Thermal Annealing and Uniaxial...
Interlayer Adhesion Improvements for 3D Construction Printing

Interlayer Adhesion Improvements for 3D Construction Printing

Interlayer adhesion is a common problem that users often battle in 3D printing, and Swinburne University of Technology researchers Taylor Marchment, Jay Sanjayan, and Ming Xia address the topic further in ‘Method of enhancing interlayer bond strength in construction scale 3D printing with mortar by effective bond area amplification.’ Since 3D Printing builds up objects […]

Interlayer adhesion is a common problem that users often battle in 3D printing, and Swinburne University of Technology researchers Taylor Marchment, Jay Sanjayan, and Ming Xia address the topic further in ‘Method of enhancing interlayer bond strength in construction...
Lot of One: Will Warehouses Sit Empty as 3D Printing Customization Kills Mass Manufacturing?

Lot of One: Will Warehouses Sit Empty as 3D Printing Customization Kills Mass Manufacturing?

John Jordan, of Penn State University, understands the vast implications of 3D printing technology on the world and industrial production. Manufacturing as we know it, along with how we create more complex geometries and present them, is being, and will be further disrupted by a technology allowing for innovations to be created faster, better, and […]

John Jordan, of Penn State University, understands the vast implications of 3D printing technology on the world and industrial production. Manufacturing as we know it, along with how we create more complex geometries and present them, is being, and will be further...
SmarTech Analysis Reports on Projections for 3D Printed Eyewear Industry from 2019-2028

SmarTech Analysis Reports on Projections for 3D Printed Eyewear Industry from 2019-2028

SmarTech Analysis is peering into the world of eyewear, with projections for the industry over the next decade in ‘Markets for 3D-Printed Eyewear 2019-2028.’ The company, a leader in commercial analysis, has turned their sights toward additive manufacturing in eyewear, which they predict will grow into an industry of $3.4 billion by 2028. Overall today, […]

SmarTech Analysis is peering into the world of eyewear, with projections for the industry over the next decade in ‘Markets for 3D-Printed Eyewear 2019-2028.’ The company, a leader in commercial analysis, has turned their sights toward additive manufacturing in...
Russia: Researchers Examine Porosity Issue in 3D Printing

Russia: Researchers Examine Porosity Issue in 3D Printing

3D printing opens up infinite new realms of creativity to innovators around the world, whether they are bioprinting or making surgical implants, cars, rocket engine components, or running shoes. Along with all that wonderful opportunity for invention, however, comes pressure. While it is understandable that some objects are still works in progress, most of us […]

3D printing opens up infinite new realms of creativity to innovators around the world, whether they are bioprinting or making surgical implants, cars, rocket engine components, or running shoes. Along with all that wonderful opportunity for invention, however, comes...
Researchers Develop Robotic Arm System for Studying Irregular 3D Printed Parts

Researchers Develop Robotic Arm System for Studying Irregular 3D Printed Parts

The 3D printing industry today encompasses a wide range of software, hardware, and materials—not to mention many different peripheral products and technologies that are available to help in areas such as post-processing, troubleshooting, and more. Electronics, bionics, live cell growth, and a variety of other fields and disciplines are also often combined with 3D printing—allowing […]

The 3D printing industry today encompasses a wide range of software, hardware, and materials—not to mention many different peripheral products and technologies that are available to help in areas such as post-processing, troubleshooting, and more. Electronics,...
Wohlers Report 2017: The Real Authority on 3D Printing

Wohlers Report 2017: The Real Authority on 3D Printing

True authority on a matter comes from both experience and respect, and these are the underlying foundations on which Wohlers Associates, Inc. has built up over the last three decades. The organization has long been recognized as a leading resource in 3D printing, with founder and president Terry Wohlers known as an uncontested expert in additive […]

True authority on a matter comes from both experience and respect, and these are the underlying foundations on which Wohlers Associates, Inc. has built up over the last three decades. The organization has long been recognized as a leading resource in 3D printing, with...
Taiwan Determined to Break Out as Leader in 3D Printing, ITRI is Behind New Alliance

Taiwan Determined to Break Out as Leader in 3D Printing, ITRI is Behind New Alliance

As a whole, it seems like Taiwan’s future in 3D printing is pretty bright. From continually covering one of their star manufacturers, XYZprinting (also headquartered in the US) and their ongoing new releases, to seeing their first industrial metal 3D printer, as well as innovations like 3D printed smartphones and musical instruments, from our vantage point, Taiwan certainly […]

As a whole, it seems like Taiwan’s future in 3D printing is pretty bright. From continually covering one of their star manufacturers, XYZprinting (also headquartered in the US) and their ongoing new releases, to seeing their first industrial metal 3D printer, as well...
Colorado: ADAPT 3D Printing Consortium Announces Sinter Print As Newest Member

Colorado: ADAPT 3D Printing Consortium Announces Sinter Print As Newest Member

If the gold rush, the green rush, fourteeners galore, and epic skiing, hiking, camping, and fishing had not already put the rugged state of Colorado on the map long ago, 3D printing might be a major consideration. This wonderful state I live in is home to some of the most active, fit people you will […]

If the gold rush, the green rush, fourteeners galore, and epic skiing, hiking, camping, and fishing had not already put the rugged state of Colorado on the map long ago, 3D printing might be a major consideration. This wonderful state I live in is home to some of the...
“You Can’t Improve What You Can’t Measure” – Authentise Releases 3Diax Machine Analytics to Solve that Problem

“You Can’t Improve What You Can’t Measure” – Authentise Releases 3Diax Machine Analytics to Solve that Problem

Authentise has made a business out of helping 3D printing leaders continue to stay on top of their own games with a range of products and services, from tools offering streaming while protecting intellectual property to valuable tips from experts showing us how to print more successfully, avoiding those epic, day-ruining failures. For those involved in the […]

Authentise has made a business out of helping 3D printing leaders continue to stay on top of their own games with a range of products and services, from tools offering streaming while protecting intellectual property to valuable tips from experts showing us how to...
Swedish Grad Student Schools Us on 3D Printing & Durability in Master’s Thesis 

Swedish Grad Student Schools Us on 3D Printing & Durability in Master’s Thesis 

Today as we see 3D printing becoming a more mainstream tool despite many differing opinions on what its future might hold, we also see researchers and scientists spending more time testing the technology. From examining everything from toxicity to issues with porosity, teams in labs around the country—while not only immersed in the activity of using 3D […]

Today as we see 3D printing becoming a more mainstream tool despite many differing opinions on what its future might hold, we also see researchers and scientists spending more time testing the technology. From examining everything from toxicity to issues with...
The Reports of 3D Printing’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

The Reports of 3D Printing’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” – Mark Twain   Like most, I revel in the idea of an argument I can win, so when our editor-in-chief asked if I’d like to take on the latest codswallop (yes, she really uses that word) regarding the impending apocalypse of 3D printing, I was all […]

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” – Mark Twain   Like most, I revel in the idea of an argument I can win, so when our editor-in-chief asked if I’d like to take on the latest codswallop (yes, she really uses that word) regarding the impending...
3D Printing in Concrete to Expand Substantially, Projected to be $56.4 Million Industry by 2021

3D Printing in Concrete to Expand Substantially, Projected to be $56.4 Million Industry by 2021

Construction is one of the main areas 3D printing has been projected to impact substantially, all along. It also tends to be the example of choice for critics asking what happened to all those lofty architectural plans that have yet to be seen on the ground. There aren’t 3D printers in every home yet, and […]

Construction is one of the main areas 3D printing has been projected to impact substantially, all along. It also tends to be the example of choice for critics asking what happened to all those lofty architectural plans that have yet to be seen on the ground. There...
3D Hubs Releases Worldwide 3D Printing Trends Report for May 2016

3D Hubs Releases Worldwide 3D Printing Trends Report for May 2016

As late spring begins to border on summertime, makers are busier than ever—which means that 3D Hubs networks are busy pumping out models around the globe, and on a variety of different printers, whether at the desktop or industrially. Here at 3DPrint.com, we’re continually fascinated to hear from 3D Hubs as they allow us to […]

As late spring begins to border on summertime, makers are busier than ever—which means that 3D Hubs networks are busy pumping out models around the globe, and on a variety of different printers, whether at the desktop or industrially. Here at 3DPrint.com, we’re...
Wohlers Report 2016: Analysis, Projections & Comprehensive 3D Printing Data from the Industry Expert

Wohlers Report 2016: Analysis, Projections & Comprehensive 3D Printing Data from the Industry Expert

As the 3D printing industry has heated up to previously unforetold measures, allowing for a continually growing and fiercely competitive marketplace, we are suddenly and nearly as awash in reports as we are inexpensive 3D printers being launched on Kickstarter. I eat up this stuff up—much to the confusion of some, dry as it often […]

As the 3D printing industry has heated up to previously unforetold measures, allowing for a continually growing and fiercely competitive marketplace, we are suddenly and nearly as awash in reports as we are inexpensive 3D printers being launched on Kickstarter. I eat...
Get It Right the First Time: Perform a Stack-Up Analysis & More on Your 3D Printed Parts

Get It Right the First Time: Perform a Stack-Up Analysis & More on Your 3D Printed Parts

3D printing can be addictive from every level, whether you are working in the home or office. Once you move past making the initial keychains and phone cases, and humbling yourself with the prerequisite flubs and blobs of melted filament, those more complex, multi-part designs begin to beckon and allow you to make prototypes as well […]

3D printing can be addictive from every level, whether you are working in the home or office. Once you move past making the initial keychains and phone cases, and humbling yourself with the prerequisite flubs and blobs of melted filament, those more complex,...
Futurist Blames Bre Pettis for Hitting Pause on 3D Printing–Don’t Buy Stocks Now, Reboot Predicted

Futurist Blames Bre Pettis for Hitting Pause on 3D Printing–Don’t Buy Stocks Now, Reboot Predicted

While it may be easy to see Dana Blankenhorn as just one more person giving investment advice and discussing the outlook of new technology, swimming out there in a heavily populated sea of such ‘experts,’ in ‘3D Printing Reboot,’ he hits the target fairly succinctly. Blankenhorn offers up numerous relevant examples showing that he’s informed […]

While it may be easy to see Dana Blankenhorn as just one more person giving investment advice and discussing the outlook of new technology, swimming out there in a heavily populated sea of such ‘experts,’ in ‘3D Printing Reboot,’ he hits the target fairly succinctly....
The Best Of: Aniwaa Compiles Dedicated & Concise Data to Help You with Your Desktop 3D Printer Purchase

The Best Of: Aniwaa Compiles Dedicated & Concise Data to Help You with Your Desktop 3D Printer Purchase

As the 3D printing industry has hit the big time—grabbing worldwide interest of makers of all ages and levels of expertise—the marketplace has become quite expansive. While many of us are just incredibly curious as to which machines are rising in the ranks and what it is that actually makes them special, thousands of people […]

As the 3D printing industry has hit the big time—grabbing worldwide interest of makers of all ages and levels of expertise—the marketplace has become quite expansive. While many of us are just incredibly curious as to which machines are rising in the ranks and what it...
JeeQ Data Reveals Best Selling 3D Printers Online for 4th Quarter 2015

JeeQ Data Reveals Best Selling 3D Printers Online for 4th Quarter 2015

As 3D printing hits the mainstream harder than ever, it’s a fascinating and continual point of curiousity to find out which 3D printers are the bestsellers for top retailers like Best Buy and Amazon. The results are often surprising–just as they can be when you are out in the real world discussing the technology. Over the […]

As 3D printing hits the mainstream harder than ever, it’s a fascinating and continual point of curiousity to find out which 3D printers are the bestsellers for top retailers like Best Buy and Amazon. The results are often surprising–just as they can be when you...
Current MarketsandMarkets Report Predicts Rapid Growth in 3D Printing Gases Market, CAGR of 10.88% Expected From 2015-2020

Current MarketsandMarkets Report Predicts Rapid Growth in 3D Printing Gases Market, CAGR of 10.88% Expected From 2015-2020

It’s not often that we discuss what happens behind the scenes in 3D printing. With so many exciting innovations to discuss on a daily basis, from completely 3D printed rocket engines to 3D printed cadavers, the nuts and bolts–and the materials–very often take a back seat. And that’s why we take precious time out today to […]

It’s not often that we discuss what happens behind the scenes in 3D printing. With so many exciting innovations to discuss on a daily basis, from completely 3D printed rocket engines to 3D printed cadavers, the nuts and bolts–and the materials–very often...
Dedicated to the Full Time Facts & Figures of 3D Printing: Aniwaa Releases First 3D Printing Market Watch

Dedicated to the Full Time Facts & Figures of 3D Printing: Aniwaa Releases First 3D Printing Market Watch

It’s obvious that 3D printing is prevalent in major cities around the world, from New York to Milan, but you may be surprised to find out who is really using what to innovate, and where, and how much they spent overall. While we keep up with all the industry trends and analyses, we found some […]

It’s obvious that 3D printing is prevalent in major cities around the world, from New York to Milan, but you may be surprised to find out who is really using what to innovate, and where, and how much they spent overall. While we keep up with all the industry trends...
3D Hubs Releases Worldwide 3D Printing Trends Report for December 2015

3D Hubs Releases Worldwide 3D Printing Trends Report for December 2015

December is upon us and holiday shopping is in session all around the world, making this month’s 3D Hubs Worldwide 3D Printing Trends Report and its data something we hold even closer than usual. The information I always like to check first is to see how the hubs have grown. This number just keeps going up, […]

December is upon us and holiday shopping is in session all around the world, making this month’s 3D Hubs Worldwide 3D Printing Trends Report and its data something we hold even closer than usual. The information I always like to check first is to see how the...
Hexa Research Makes Projections for 3D Printing into 2020, Lack of Skill Sets May Impede Progression

Hexa Research Makes Projections for 3D Printing into 2020, Lack of Skill Sets May Impede Progression

Rocket thrusters. Microscopic art. . Complex face transplantation. Allowing us to innovate in an incredibly complex manner, the benefits of 3D printing are deceptively simple–and definitely undeniable. We can do what we’ve never done before. Check. We can do it faster, better, and with much less waste. Triple check. We can do it more affordably–meaning […]

Rocket thrusters. Microscopic art. . Complex face transplantation. Allowing us to innovate in an incredibly complex manner, the benefits of 3D printing are deceptively simple–and definitely undeniable. We can do what we’ve never done before. Check. We can do it...
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