3d printing industry

3D Printing Industry Achieves $6B in H1 of 2022

SmarTech Analysis, the leading research firm for the 3D printing industry, has just released its market data for Q2 2022. According to its research, the additive manufacturing (AM) sector achieved…

America Makes and AM Coalition Announce Strategic 3D Printing Partnership

At its annual Members Meeting and Exchange last week, America Makes, the nonprofit additive manufacturing (AM) center headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio, announced a strategic partnership with the AM Coalition. The…

3D Printing Financials: SLM Delivers Mixed Results for 2021

Metal additive manufacturing technology supplier SLM Solutions (ETR: AM3D) reported a better than expected 22% revenue rise in 2021 despite ongoing supply chain constraints. In its last financial statement, released…

Metal 3D Printing at AMS 2022: Series Production of Metal Parts

Last week we held our annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) summit, co-hosted with SmarTech Analysis, and after going virtual last year due to the pandemic, it was great to be…

Why is 3D Printing Developing at a Snail’s Pace?

In 2009, I gave a presentation on the state of 3D printing and, out of 18 slides, I’d only have to change one for that talk to be accurate today….

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…

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TIPE Conference 2021: How Female Leaders Are Changing the 3D Printing Paradigm

The global organization Women in 3D Printing (Wi3DP) hosted the first annual TIPE 3D Printing virtual conference with an all-female agenda of speakers and panelists from the additive manufacturing (AM)…

Nexa3D CEO Avi Reichental on Growing Amid COVID-19 and the Future of 3D Printing

When it comes to venture investments and exponential technologies, serial entrepreneur Avi Reichental has created brands and reinvigorated digital manufacturing, helping shape the narrative of what people think when they…

Scott Dunham: SmarTech Industry Forecasts for Metal and Medical/Dental 3D Printing

The 2020 Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) event ended earlier this week in Boston. The summit was focused on the business of 3D printing in medical, dental, and metals, so it…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 3, 2019

To kick off this week’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got a fun project to share with you, before moving on to events, business, education, and software….

Taking a Look at Significant Growth in 3D Printing Materials Segment in Wohlers Report 2019

For over two decades, Colorado-based independent consulting firm Wohlers Associates, Inc. has been publishing an installment each year of its popular Wohlers Report about the additive manufacturing industry. Today, the firm announced…

2018 TCT Hall of Fame Inductees and 3D Printing Award Winners Announced

This year’s TCT Show, held in Birmingham as usual, ended earlier this week, and yielded many announcements about new 3D printing materials, software, and of course, 3D printers and their associated…

What Does BASF’s Investment in Materialise Mean for the 3D Printing Industry?

Earlier on today BASF invested $25 million into Materialise. We speculated that perhaps BASF wanted to conquer the eyewear market because the potential of this market is so vast. We…

Wohlers Report 2018 Details Overall 3D Printing Industry Growth, Major Gains in Metals

An industry like 3D printing generates a great deal of analysis, and there’s no shortage of market reports with plenty of details on how the industry and its various players…

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SME Announces Schedule for 2018 RAPID + TCT Conference: Medical and Metal 3D Printing Get Top Billing

SME is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the manufacturing industry. One of the many ways SME works to fulfill its goal is by hosting manufacturing industry events, giving people in…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 1, 2017

Happy December! Rather than worrying about how much you have left to do in the few short weeks before the holidays, why not use that time in a more productive…

Five Global 3D Printing Pioneers Inducted at the Inaugural TCT Hall of Fame Awards

It was a busy week at the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, which just ended yesterday. Many innovative companies used the international trade fair event as an opportunity to showcase…

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…

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…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 1, 2017

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news to cover in the first August edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, and then we’ll move on to 3D printing materials…

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…

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…

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…

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…