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3D Printing News Briefs: August 15, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 15, 2017

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re putting our best fashion foot forward as we bring you stories of 3D printed wearables, clothing, and insoles, then move into some software and business news. A Colorado artist is dealing with theft after most of the 3D printed artwork and wearables she was displaying at a gallery […]

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re putting our best fashion foot forward as we bring you stories of 3D printed wearables, clothing, and insoles, then move into some software and business news. A Colorado artist is dealing with theft after most of...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 4, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 4, 2017

We’ve got a little bit of education, and all sorts of business news, to carry you into the weekend with this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. As part of their new partnership, Challenger Center and New Matter have announced the recipient of five Mod-t 3D printers, and the Ultimate 3D Printing Store […]

We’ve got a little bit of education, and all sorts of business news, to carry you into the weekend with this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. As part of their new partnership, Challenger Center and New Matter have announced the recipient...
How Sexy Does 3D Printing Need To Be?

How Sexy Does 3D Printing Need To Be?

A fast-growing industry is appealing, from a business sense, of course; investors, inventors, and customers alike all flock to get in on the Next Big Thing. With several 3D printing startups now valued at more than a billion dollars — unicorns! — as well as billion dollar partnerships, billion dollar acquisitions, and billion dollar contracts, […]

A fast-growing industry is appealing, from a business sense, of course; investors, inventors, and customers alike all flock to get in on the Next Big Thing. With several 3D printing startups now valued at more than a billion dollars — unicorns! — as well...
After the Honeymoon: The Hype Surrounding 3D Printing

After the Honeymoon: The Hype Surrounding 3D Printing

Our honeymoon is officially over. After a few years of being feted by the world’s media and being one of the most talked about tech subjects globally, 3D printing deception is now the norm. Inflated promises and overclaim by some vendors has led to user and media discontentment with our technology. After several years where […]

Our honeymoon is officially over. After a few years of being feted by the world’s media and being one of the most talked about tech subjects globally, 3D printing deception is now the norm. Inflated promises and overclaim by some vendors has led to user and...
Reality Check: Is "Additive Manufacturing" Still Niche Jargon?

Reality Check: Is "Additive Manufacturing" Still Niche Jargon?

The Materialise World Summit last week in Brussels was a remarkable event, filling two complete days with some of the brightest minds in additive manufacturing. The hyper-focused nature of the conference ensured that all attendees had a real reason to be there, and the intent from the Materialise team on assembling a gathering of quality rather than […]

The Materialise World Summit last week in Brussels was a remarkable event, filling two complete days with some of the brightest minds in additive manufacturing. The hyper-focused nature of the conference ensured that all attendees had a real reason to be there, and...
South Korean Ministry Plans to Invest Heavily in 3D Printing Industry Development This Year

South Korean Ministry Plans to Invest Heavily in 3D Printing Industry Development This Year

South Korea is no stranger to 3D printing technology, from turning its cultural heritage into 3D printable files and developing biocompatible silk 3D printing material to using metal 3D printing to manufacture medical implants and military jet parts and involvement at the Gyeonggi Innovation Center. Back in 2014, the government formed a 3D Printing Industry Development Council, and […]

South Korea is no stranger to 3D printing technology, from turning its cultural heritage into 3D printable files and developing biocompatible silk 3D printing material to using metal 3D printing to manufacture medical implants and military jet parts and involvement at...
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...
Three Dimensions Are Not Enough to Fabricate Products

Three Dimensions Are Not Enough to Fabricate Products

Over the past two decades, the 3D printing industry made its way to become the best choice for fast prototype production also known as rapid prototyping. Nowadays, with powder bed technology for additive manufacturing and the use of metal and polymer production ready materials, the industry’s focus has shifted to the next phase, serial fabrication of end products using […]

Over the past two decades, the 3D printing industry made its way to become the best choice for fast prototype production also known as rapid prototyping. Nowadays, with powder bed technology for additive manufacturing and the use of metal and polymer production...
A New IBISWorld Report Says That 3D Printer Prices Will Continue to Drop in 2016

A New IBISWorld Report Says That 3D Printer Prices Will Continue to Drop in 2016

There is, without a doubt, more than one hurdle preventing larger numbers of consumers from bringing 3D printers into their homes. Desktop 3D printing technology is still quite new, and unfortunately it is not always especially user-friendly, especially if there is a jam or clog in the extruder. Material selection is still extremely limited, with […]

There is, without a doubt, more than one hurdle preventing larger numbers of consumers from bringing 3D printers into their homes. Desktop 3D printing technology is still quite new, and unfortunately it is not always especially user-friendly, especially if there is a...
Acute Market Reports Point Toward Substantial Increase in 3D BioPrinting Market, with Focus on North America

Acute Market Reports Point Toward Substantial Increase in 3D BioPrinting Market, with Focus on North America

As 3D printing has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry, discussion of the ever burgeoning, thriving economics surrounding it is one of interest and downright wonder. Considering the technology once played absolutely no role in world finance and few even knew of its existence, this is certainly a boon to many areas, as well as offering […]

As 3D printing has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry, discussion of the ever burgeoning, thriving economics surrounding it is one of interest and downright wonder. Considering the technology once played absolutely no role in world finance and few even knew of...
April 10-12: Inside 3D Printing New York Focuses on Business, Manufacturing, Medical & Metal

April 10-12: Inside 3D Printing New York Focuses on Business, Manufacturing, Medical & Metal

There’s so much to explore at every Inside 3D Printing Show—and this year, you can do so again in New York City, from April 10-12. Enjoying one of the largest 3D printing events worldwide, those attending have the opportunity to attend a full day of workshops, plus two days of conference sessions led by industry […]

There’s so much to explore at every Inside 3D Printing Show—and this year, you can do so again in New York City, from April 10-12. Enjoying one of the largest 3D printing events worldwide, those attending have the opportunity to attend a full day of workshops, plus...
Epson to Target Mass Volume Manufacturing Opportunities in 3D Printing Market--Within the Next 4-5 Years

Epson to Target Mass Volume Manufacturing Opportunities in 3D Printing Market--Within the Next 4-5 Years

Seiko Epson’s Global President, Minoru Usui, was in India recently, as the Japanese company celebrates 25 years of good business there. This is a man who is passionate about printers. More so though, he is passionate about making sure the customer is top priority, and as we all know–all too often that is something large […]

Seiko Epson’s Global President, Minoru Usui, was in India recently, as the Japanese company celebrates 25 years of good business there. This is a man who is passionate about printers. More so though, he is passionate about making sure the customer is top...
ZMorph Joins Elite Hardware Club, Precipitates Opening of Office & Showroom in San Francisco

ZMorph Joins Elite Hardware Club, Precipitates Opening of Office & Showroom in San Francisco

ZMorph is a dynamic and undeniably unique 3D printing manufacturer, showing not only enormous potential themselves–but also allowing dedicated users to demonstrate theirs, and impressively so, with the bevy of versatile tools that come along with the ZMorph 3D printer and its wide range of tools. This is a company that’s on the move–and today, […]

ZMorph is a dynamic and undeniably unique 3D printing manufacturer, showing not only enormous potential themselves–but also allowing dedicated users to demonstrate theirs, and impressively so, with the bevy of versatile tools that come along with the ZMorph 3D...
Analysts Say You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet! 3D Printing Set to Boom Exponentially Over Next 5 Years

Analysts Say You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet! 3D Printing Set to Boom Exponentially Over Next 5 Years

While many of us may consider the 3D printing market to be looking pretty good, according to analysts–there’s a real boom ahead.  Over the next five years, analysts such as A.T. Kearney predict that these new technological processes will show their true validity, far beyond what you see today, with skyrocketing numbers. According to research at A.T. […]

While many of us may consider the 3D printing market to be looking pretty good, according to analysts–there’s a real boom ahead.  Over the next five years, analysts such as A.T. Kearney predict that these new technological processes will show their true...
America Makes Grants Another $1.7 Million to University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering Faculty for 3D Printing R&D

America Makes Grants Another $1.7 Million to University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering Faculty for 3D Printing R&D

All the many different levels of 3D printing technology can be an immersive, multi-faceted study–and researchers at University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering are about to experience it further with not just one generous grant from America Makes, but two. This will make a total of $2.3 million that faculty at the university have received […]

All the many different levels of 3D printing technology can be an immersive, multi-faceted study–and researchers at University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering are about to experience it further with not just one generous grant from America Makes,...
3D Jobs: Are you Looking? CGTrader Connects Creativity with Commerce

3D Jobs: Are you Looking? CGTrader Connects Creativity with Commerce

A consistent theme in the ongoing conversation regarding the 3D printing industry and all it’s bringing to the world, aside from incredible innovation and global impact, is the need for more people to bring the appropriate skillsets to companies of all sizes, from mega-corporate to small and grassroots. While it’s often mentioned that large companies […]

A consistent theme in the ongoing conversation regarding the 3D printing industry and all it’s bringing to the world, aside from incredible innovation and global impact, is the need for more people to bring the appropriate skillsets to companies of all sizes, from...
Sigma Labs' In-Process Technology to Overcome Barriers in Metal 3D Printing

Sigma Labs' In-Process Technology to Overcome Barriers in Metal 3D Printing

The National Institute of Technology (NIST) recognizes the need for in-process sensing and control for the broader acceptance of metal 3D printing. Variation in part quality due to defects in the layer-by-layer additive process restricts the application of metal 3D printing for safety-critical applications. The aerospace and automotive industries would like to add 3D printing […]

The National Institute of Technology (NIST) recognizes the need for in-process sensing and control for the broader acceptance of metal 3D printing. Variation in part quality due to defects in the layer-by-layer additive process restricts the application of metal 3D...
Underperformance of Stratasys & 3D Systems: Causes and What Can Be Done

Underperformance of Stratasys & 3D Systems: Causes and What Can Be Done

There is little doubt that the large 3D printer manufacturing companies have been struggling as of late. With shares of Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) and 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) down substantially since the start of last year, one has to ask, “What went wrong?” Is the stronger US dollar to blame for the majority of the revenue and guidance misses we have […]

There is little doubt that the large 3D printer manufacturing companies have been struggling as of late. With shares of Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) and 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) down substantially since the start of last year, one has to ask, “What went wrong?” Is...
Ingram Micro Aims for Europe’s 3D Printing Business with European Competence Center

Ingram Micro Aims for Europe’s 3D Printing Business with European Competence Center

The enormous community of makers in Europe certainly has a strong foothold in the 3D printing industry, as well as among manufacturers and suppliers. While Milan and London are thriving areas, nearly rivaling the 3D printing popularity and prowess found in the Big Apple, German cities are routinely in the top ten when it comes to […]

The enormous community of makers in Europe certainly has a strong foothold in the 3D printing industry, as well as among manufacturers and suppliers. While Milan and London are thriving areas, nearly rivaling the 3D printing popularity and prowess found in the Big...
Exclusive Interview with Solidoodle Founder and CEO, Sam Cervantes About 3D Printing & His Company

Exclusive Interview with Solidoodle Founder and CEO, Sam Cervantes About 3D Printing & His Company

When it comes to desktop 3D printers, one of the leading manufacturers of affordable, yet high quality printers is Solidoodle. Recently, the company, run by founder Sam Cervantes, released an entire line of new 3D printers to market, starting at just $599. Although there have been some minor delays in shipments, the company continues to manufacture […]

When it comes to desktop 3D printers, one of the leading manufacturers of affordable, yet high quality printers is Solidoodle. Recently, the company, run by founder Sam Cervantes, released an entire line of new 3D printers to market, starting at just $599. Although...
Automotive Industry Could Be Next Advanced Users of 3D Printing

Automotive Industry Could Be Next Advanced Users of 3D Printing

If the past two years are any indication, the next car you buy will almost certainly have been created in part thanks to the technology. Automotive manufacturers have been using 3D printers for rapid prototyping purposes for a long time. But what’s exciting in today’s automotive industry is the degree to which major names in […]

If the past two years are any indication, the next car you buy will almost certainly have been created in part thanks to the technology. Automotive manufacturers have been using 3D printers for rapid prototyping purposes for a long time. But what’s exciting in today’s...
The USPS Studies Potential Income Growth Posed by 3D Printing Industry

The USPS Studies Potential Income Growth Posed by 3D Printing Industry

“As 3D printing democratizes production and design, it could become a fierce engine of economic growth and job creation. By establishing a role in the 3D printing market, the Postal Service could put a compelling 21st-century twist on its historical mission to serve citizens and facilitate commerce.” There’s a lot of weight to a recent […]

“As 3D printing democratizes production and design, it could become a fierce engine of economic growth and job creation. By establishing a role in the 3D printing market, the Postal Service could put a compelling 21st-century twist on its historical mission to serve...

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