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3D Printing Spotlight On: Naomi Wu / SexyCyborg, Maker

3D Printing Spotlight On: Naomi Wu / SexyCyborg, Maker

When it comes to the global maker community and the spread of desktop 3D printing among individuals and smaller-scale operations, tech enthusiasts come in all shapes and sizes. One highly popular figure in the online community for makers is China’s Naomi Wu, who has garnered a significant deal of attention as she shares her projects […]

When it comes to the global maker community and the spread of desktop 3D printing among individuals and smaller-scale operations, tech enthusiasts come in all shapes and sizes. One highly popular figure in the online community for makers is China’s Naomi Wu, who...
In the 3D Printing Studio: Kasia Wisniewski’s Collected Edition

In the 3D Printing Studio: Kasia Wisniewski’s Collected Edition

This article originally appeared on Shapeways Magazine. Bugs in the kitchen. Flowers in an old illustration. Sources of inspiration can be unexpected. For artist and jewelry designer Kasia Wisniewski, one of the things that doesn’t seem to inspire her jewelry is, well, other jewelry. In each of her designs, Kasia emulates and celebrates elements of the natural world. And […]

This article originally appeared on Shapeways Magazine. Bugs in the kitchen. Flowers in an old illustration. Sources of inspiration can be unexpected. For artist and jewelry designer Kasia Wisniewski, one of the things that doesn’t seem to inspire her jewelry is,...
Exclusive Interview: HP Introduces New Global Head of 3D Printing Commercial Expansion & Development

Exclusive Interview: HP Introduces New Global Head of 3D Printing Commercial Expansion & Development

When HP makes a move, the industry pays attention. In 2015, HP Inc. parted ways with Hewlett-Packard Enterprises, keeping the intellectual property for its upcoming 3D printing business as the company worked through massive restructuring efforts including several high-profile rounds of layoffs. Much of the company’s hope for future growth in its new format was […]

When HP makes a move, the industry pays attention. In 2015, HP Inc. parted ways with Hewlett-Packard Enterprises, keeping the intellectual property for its upcoming 3D printing business as the company worked through massive restructuring efforts including several...
The Department of Defense & Youngstown Business Incubator Weigh In on 3D Printing in the US

The Department of Defense & Youngstown Business Incubator Weigh In on 3D Printing in the US

As additive manufacturing continues to see increased use around the globe, national strategies for adoption of the technology are becoming a bigger focus for governments seeking to ensure that they are not left behind in the next industrial revolution. With support and funding from the government, efforts have a better chance for expanding and disrupting […]

As additive manufacturing continues to see increased use around the globe, national strategies for adoption of the technology are becoming a bigger focus for governments seeking to ensure that they are not left behind in the next industrial revolution. With support...
America Makes Celebrates 5 Years Advancing 3D Printing: Exclusive Interview with Executive Director Rob Gorham

America Makes Celebrates 5 Years Advancing 3D Printing: Exclusive Interview with Executive Director Rob Gorham

Established in 2012, America Makes is the United States’ national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3D printing, leading the way in dedicated public-private partnerships in technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. To celebrate its fifth anniversary, on Wednesday, August 16th the institute held a birthday party in honor of half a decade of growth in […]

Established in 2012, America Makes is the United States’ national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3D printing, leading the way in dedicated public-private partnerships in technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. To celebrate its fifth...
Markforged Expands Industrial 3D Printer Line: CEO Details Accessibility in Local Manufacturing

Markforged Expands Industrial 3D Printer Line: CEO Details Accessibility in Local Manufacturing

Massachusetts-based Markforged has been focused on strength in 3D printing, and one of those strengths — materials aside — is the positioning that additive manufacturing offers for local manufacturing. The company, led by Founder and CEO Greg Mark, is keen to see 3D printing take its place in production. While earlier this year Mark laid […]

Massachusetts-based Markforged has been focused on strength in 3D printing, and one of those strengths — materials aside — is the positioning that additive manufacturing offers for local manufacturing. The company, led by Founder and CEO Greg Mark, is keen...
Exclusive Interview: Manufacturing Industry Strategist Diego Tamburini Examines the Evolution of 3D Printing Software Packages

Exclusive Interview: Manufacturing Industry Strategist Diego Tamburini Examines the Evolution of 3D Printing Software Packages

Software packages that support 3D printing are advancing rapidly and have become incredibly powerful and complex in the last decade or so. While a number of companies offering software solutions that support 3D printing have increased exponentially in the recent past, established players like Autodesk are doing their best to push limits on technology in […]

Software packages that support 3D printing are advancing rapidly and have become incredibly powerful and complex in the last decade or so. While a number of companies offering software solutions that support 3D printing have increased exponentially in the recent past,...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Kathryn Hurley, General Counsel, MakerBot

3D Printing Spotlight On: Kathryn Hurley, General Counsel, MakerBot

No industry is without its own legal challenges, and 3D printing presents plenty, especially related to intellectual property and copyright issues. It’s important for any 3D printing company to have legal counsel for the times when incidents do arise. As one of the biggest, most prominent companies in the 3D printing industry, MakerBot has seen […]

No industry is without its own legal challenges, and 3D printing presents plenty, especially related to intellectual property and copyright issues. It’s important for any 3D printing company to have legal counsel for the times when incidents do arise. As one of...
Understanding 3D Printers, Customers, Suppliers Key to Distribution in 3D Printing: Inside DesignBox3D

Understanding 3D Printers, Customers, Suppliers Key to Distribution in 3D Printing: Inside DesignBox3D

Desktop 3D printers, which many first imagined might see common use in the homes of the future, are increasingly finding their place in industrial, professional, and educational settings. Use of these small additive manufacturing machines is spreading, seeing use in applications from the classroom to the automotive industry — and they have to get there […]

Desktop 3D printers, which many first imagined might see common use in the homes of the future, are increasingly finding their place in industrial, professional, and educational settings. Use of these small additive manufacturing machines is spreading, seeing use in...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Hila Elimelech, Vice President of Materials, Nano Dimension

3D Printing Spotlight On: Hila Elimelech, Vice President of Materials, Nano Dimension

Israel-based Nano Dimension is seeking to change the way things are made, with their flagship DragonFly 2020 3D printer catching attention from many quarters for its ability to 3D print electronics including printed circuit boards (PCBs). The company has told us before that the sheer newness of their technology is enabling myriad new applications, as […]

Israel-based Nano Dimension is seeking to change the way things are made, with their flagship DragonFly 2020 3D printer catching attention from many quarters for its ability to 3D print electronics including printed circuit boards (PCBs). The company has told us...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Phil Hall, Product Design Teacher, UK

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Phil Hall, Product Design Teacher, UK

3D printing is making its way into educational curricula around the world. As more students gain access to technological training early in their educations, the younger generations will be more prepared for the higher-tech future ahead of them. A well-educated workforce, after all, is the best way to overcome a lingering skills gap as technologies […]

3D printing is making its way into educational curricula around the world. As more students gain access to technological training early in their educations, the younger generations will be more prepared for the higher-tech future ahead of them. A well-educated...
From 3D Printing to the Factory Floor: Professor John Hart Tells Us About MIT's Upcoming Additive Manufacturing Course

From 3D Printing to the Factory Floor: Professor John Hart Tells Us About MIT's Upcoming Additive Manufacturing Course

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is well known for living up to its name as a center of technological education and research, and additive manufacturing is one of the myriad areas of technology that the university focuses on. It’s a pretty safe bet that any 3D printing course offered at MIT is going to be […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is well known for living up to its name as a center of technological education and research, and additive manufacturing is one of the myriad areas of technology that the university focuses on. It’s a pretty safe bet...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Joshua Pearce, PhD, Associate Professor, Michigan Tech

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Joshua Pearce, PhD, Associate Professor, Michigan Tech

As the global population continues to expand massively, with an estimated 7.5 billion people alive today, sustainability is becoming an ever-more-pressing concern. It takes a lot of energy to support a large and growing population, especially with the living standards seen in the 21st century. In the US, where capitalism looms large, affordability poses another […]

As the global population continues to expand massively, with an estimated 7.5 billion people alive today, sustainability is becoming an ever-more-pressing concern. It takes a lot of energy to support a large and growing population, especially with the living standards...
3D Printing Toys Isn't All Fun & Games: Michigan Tech & MyMiniFactory Discuss New Study Detailing 3D Printed Disruption

3D Printing Toys Isn't All Fun & Games: Michigan Tech & MyMiniFactory Discuss New Study Detailing 3D Printed Disruption

3D printing is a disruptive technology making its mark across several industries; this is no longer a projection, but an in-process matter of fact as additive manufacturing comes into play in aerospace, automotive, defense, medical, and other applications requiring the tight tolerances and unique geometries made possible through advanced production methods. Customization is often referred […]

3D printing is a disruptive technology making its mark across several industries; this is no longer a projection, but an in-process matter of fact as additive manufacturing comes into play in aerospace, automotive, defense, medical, and other applications requiring...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Shayne Denston, President, Superior 3D Solutions

3D Printing Spotlight On: Shayne Denston, President, Superior 3D Solutions

Growth is rarely linear, whether in business or personal professional development; that’s not to say, though, that that growth cannot be highly focused. Few participants in the additive manufacturing industry set off on a path to knowingly dive into a career in 3D printing — I know I didn’t — and for many, an unexpected […]

Growth is rarely linear, whether in business or personal professional development; that’s not to say, though, that that growth cannot be highly focused. Few participants in the additive manufacturing industry set off on a path to knowingly dive into a career in...
Behind the AM Conference: Added Scientific General Manager Sophie Jones Discusses Expertise in 3D Printing

Behind the AM Conference: Added Scientific General Manager Sophie Jones Discusses Expertise in 3D Printing

The International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing brought together nearly 300 industry participants from a variety of academic and industrial operations last week in the UK. Richard Hague of the University of Nottingham and its spinoff Added Scientific described the event as “fairly eclectic” and noted the following attendee demographics for the 2017 […]

The International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing brought together nearly 300 industry participants from a variety of academic and industrial operations last week in the UK. Richard Hague of the University of Nottingham and its spinoff Added...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Ilaria Guicciardini, Marketing Director, Roboze

3D Printing Spotlight On: Ilaria Guicciardini, Marketing Director, Roboze

Roboze is a manufacturer of boundary-breaking 3D printers, founded and headquartered in Italy, but also with offices in New York. Their Marketing Director, Ilaria Guicciardini, has a strong dedication to both 3D printing and marketing—and these interests have taken her on an unprecedented journey into a world of new technology and industry that few are […]

Roboze is a manufacturer of boundary-breaking 3D printers, founded and headquartered in Italy, but also with offices in New York. Their Marketing Director, Ilaria Guicciardini, has a strong dedication to both 3D printing and marketing—and these interests have taken...
3D Print Your Medical Edibles -- A Few Questions For: Potent Rope

3D Print Your Medical Edibles -- A Few Questions For: Potent Rope

Cannabis is a loaded topic in many circles, particularly in the US, with medical marijuana currently legalized in 29 states and Washington, D.C.; 8 of those states also allow for recreational use. Legalization remains a big dispute, with many states continuing to fight argue for/against continued criminalization for usage and/or cultivation. Every so often, a pair of […]

Cannabis is a loaded topic in many circles, particularly in the US, with medical marijuana currently legalized in 29 states and Washington, D.C.; 8 of those states also allow for recreational use. Legalization remains a big dispute, with many states continuing to...
BeAM Machines Looks to Open, Realistic Approach in Advancing Metal Additive Manufacturing: Exclusive Interview

BeAM Machines Looks to Open, Realistic Approach in Advancing Metal Additive Manufacturing: Exclusive Interview

I think it’s safe to say that, collectively, we’re over the hype in additive manufacturing. 3D printing holds remarkable promise in leading the way for this next industrial revolution, allowing for geometries never before possible and customization at a new scale, but it’s not magic. So what is it? It’s progress, based on hard science […]

I think it’s safe to say that, collectively, we’re over the hype in additive manufacturing. 3D printing holds remarkable promise in leading the way for this next industrial revolution, allowing for geometries never before possible and customization at a...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jacek Kawalek, High School Teacher and 3D Printing Expert, Poland

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jacek Kawalek, High School Teacher and 3D Printing Expert, Poland

Jacek Kawałek is a 3D printing proponent in an area that hasn’t, so far, fully embraced the technology – at least not on an educational level. While Poland is home to several successful 3D printing companies, the country’s school system has no official 3D printing curriculum at the high school level, and that’s what Kawałek, […]

Jacek Kawałek is a 3D printing proponent in an area that hasn’t, so far, fully embraced the technology – at least not on an educational level. While Poland is home to several successful 3D printing companies, the country’s school system has no...
Tooling U-SME VP Discusses Additive Manufacturing Certification Partnership: "It made perfect sense for Tooling U-SME and America Makes to collaborate"

Tooling U-SME VP Discusses Additive Manufacturing Certification Partnership: "It made perfect sense for Tooling U-SME and America Makes to collaborate"

Back in May, SME announced the first national Additive Manufacturing Certifications, as its workforce development arm, Tooling U-SME, sought to provide a validation of knowledge in additive manufacturing. America Makes was recently named as the exclusive co-sponsor of the new certification programs. Education is increasingly in focus in an ever-more-digital world with advanced manufacturing taking […]

Back in May, SME announced the first national Additive Manufacturing Certifications, as its workforce development arm, Tooling U-SME, sought to provide a validation of knowledge in additive manufacturing. America Makes was recently named as the exclusive co-sponsor of...
Neurotechnology Explains Ultrasonic Manipulation in 3D Printing

Neurotechnology Explains Ultrasonic Manipulation in 3D Printing

Earlier this week, we heard about a new 3D printing method based on ultrasonic manipulation technology. Lithuanian company Neurotechnology‘s Ultrasound Research Group is led by research engineer Dr. Osvaldas Putkis, who in a video introduced their new method with a prototype machine. Dr. Putkis shows off different components of the machine, which includes an ultrasonic […]

Earlier this week, we heard about a new 3D printing method based on ultrasonic manipulation technology. Lithuanian company Neurotechnology‘s Ultrasound Research Group is led by research engineer Dr. Osvaldas Putkis, who in a video introduced their new method...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Barbara Taylor-Harris, 3D Artist & 3D Pen Curriculum Developer, UK

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Barbara Taylor-Harris, 3D Artist & 3D Pen Curriculum Developer, UK

Barbara Taylor-Harris is a UK artist who sees the importance in passing her knowledge down to the younger generations. With a focus on developing curriculum for those interested in 3D printing, and more especially, the 3D pen, Barbara understands the need for an emphasis on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics)-based learning, as well as […]

Barbara Taylor-Harris is a UK artist who sees the importance in passing her knowledge down to the younger generations. With a focus on developing curriculum for those interested in 3D printing, and more especially, the 3D pen, Barbara understands the need for an...
Generative Design Will "Underpin Autodesk Future Growth": VP of Simulation Foresees a New Manufacturing Paradigm, Starting with 3D Printing

Generative Design Will "Underpin Autodesk Future Growth": VP of Simulation Foresees a New Manufacturing Paradigm, Starting with 3D Printing

A few short years ago, I would likely have laughed had someone posed the question, “What would happen if a car participated in its own redesign?” At RAPID + TCT last month, though, that question was greeted instead with a room full of thoughtful pondering when Mickey McManus, Chairman and Principal at MAYA Design and Research […]

A few short years ago, I would likely have laughed had someone posed the question, “What would happen if a car participated in its own redesign?” At RAPID + TCT last month, though, that question was greeted instead with a room full of thoughtful pondering...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Erica Fung, Advanced Materials and Applications Material Scientist and Engineer, HP 3D Printing

3D Printing Spotlight On: Erica Fung, Advanced Materials and Applications Material Scientist and Engineer, HP 3D Printing

When we say that additive manufacturing is changing the shape of global manufacturing, that’s no small claim; transforming a $12 trillion industry is a major move, and many believe that 3D printing is up to the challenge. Among the companies with a goal to lead that charge is HP, which has been making some big […]

When we say that additive manufacturing is changing the shape of global manufacturing, that’s no small claim; transforming a $12 trillion industry is a major move, and many believe that 3D printing is up to the challenge. Among the companies with a goal to lead...

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