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3D Printing Business: Inside Forecast 3D

3D Printing Business: Inside Forecast 3D

Carlsbad, California-based Forecast 3D recently made a major investment, bringing in a full dozen HP Jet Fusion 3D printers this summer to form the foundation of its newly-created 3D Manufacturing Center. Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology is at the heart of the operations in this facility, joining the broad array of other, primarily additive, manufacturing […]

Carlsbad, California-based Forecast 3D recently made a major investment, bringing in a full dozen HP Jet Fusion 3D printers this summer to form the foundation of its newly-created 3D Manufacturing Center. Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology is at the heart of the...
The ESA Explores 3D Printing on Earth and Beyond

The ESA Explores 3D Printing on Earth and Beyond

Sometimes when a new technology leaves the laboratory, it goes off to perform its functions in an industrial setting, research facility, or educational institute. Sometimes, though, its installation may be quite literally out of this world — and that’s just what the European Space Agency (ESA) sees as the future of 3D printing. During this […]

Sometimes when a new technology leaves the laboratory, it goes off to perform its functions in an industrial setting, research facility, or educational institute. Sometimes, though, its installation may be quite literally out of this world — and that’s...
Nano Dimension Goes Industrial with Electronics 3D Printing, Unveiling the DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer

Nano Dimension Goes Industrial with Electronics 3D Printing, Unveiling the DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer

Israel-based Nano Dimension has been working at the forefront of efforts in 3D printing in electronics applications, paving the way with their unique DragonFly 2020 3D printer, a desktop machine with which we have become quite familiar ahead of its full commercial release. Following an extensive beta program with a number of highly regarded initial […]

Israel-based Nano Dimension has been working at the forefront of efforts in 3D printing in electronics applications, paving the way with their unique DragonFly 2020 3D printer, a desktop machine with which we have become quite familiar ahead of its full commercial...
SOLIDWORKS 2018 Enhances User Experience, Encourages Simulation, Adds Features to Optimize 3D Printing Experience

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Enhances User Experience, Encourages Simulation, Adds Features to Optimize 3D Printing Experience

When it comes to 3D software, SOLIDWORKS is a mainstay in today’s busy design world. SOLIDWORKS Corporation’s software suite, acquired by France-based Dassault Systèmes back in 1997, sees widespread use across a number of applications and industries; its use in 3D printing is a given for many designers. The platform is best known for bringing 3D […]

When it comes to 3D software, SOLIDWORKS is a mainstay in today’s busy design world. SOLIDWORKS Corporation’s software suite, acquired by France-based Dassault Systèmes back in 1997, sees widespread use across a number of applications and industries; its...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jeffry Turnmire, Engineer and Educator, Tennessee

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jeffry Turnmire, Engineer and Educator, Tennessee

A few weeks ago, the entire United States got excited about the solar eclipse that would appear across the country, with the sun becoming fully blocked by the moon in several states. Events were held around the country to observe and celebrate the eclipse, and one of those events was led by Jeffry Turnmire, an […]

A few weeks ago, the entire United States got excited about the solar eclipse that would appear across the country, with the sun becoming fully blocked by the moon in several states. Events were held around the country to observe and celebrate the eclipse, and one of...
3D Printing: Inside MIT

3D Printing: Inside MIT

It’s almost impossible to discuss advances in 3D printing today, particularly in Boston, without mention of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as the school not only produces well-educated engineers but also delves deep itself into additive manufacturing research. During my time in Boston last week, I enjoyed the opportunity to visit the esteemed campus […]

It’s almost impossible to discuss advances in 3D printing today, particularly in Boston, without mention of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as the school not only produces well-educated engineers but also delves deep itself into additive...
3D Printing Business: Inside Markforged

3D Printing Business: Inside Markforged

Boston, Massachusetts is coming into its own as a hub of advanced technologies, championed by an expanding array of strong businesses and fed into through a wealth of prestigious local institutions of higher education. 3D printing is, unsurprisingly, thriving in such an environment, and strongly featuring in this picture is high-strength 3D printing company Markforged, […]

Boston, Massachusetts is coming into its own as a hub of advanced technologies, championed by an expanding array of strong businesses and fed into through a wealth of prestigious local institutions of higher education. 3D printing is, unsurprisingly, thriving in such...
3D Printing Business: Inside Formlabs

3D Printing Business: Inside Formlabs

Formlabs, well known for being the first company to introduce affordable desktop SLA 3D printing, has been working toward a sea change in additive manufacturing with a strong focus on the user experience and true democratization. The company was founded in 2011 and a year later introduced the Form 1 3D printer, which was followed […]

Formlabs, well known for being the first company to introduce affordable desktop SLA 3D printing, has been working toward a sea change in additive manufacturing with a strong focus on the user experience and true democratization. The company was founded in 2011 and a...
3D Printing Business: Inside Rize

3D Printing Business: Inside Rize

3D printing is taking off in Boston, and Rize Inc. is among the companies leading the charge. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with company President and Founder Eugene Giller and VP of Marketing Julie Reece at the company’s Woburn, Massachusetts headquarters. Rize is located in a business park that houses three other […]

3D printing is taking off in Boston, and Rize Inc. is among the companies leading the charge. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with company President and Founder Eugene Giller and VP of Marketing Julie Reece at the company’s Woburn, Massachusetts...
3D Printing Business: Inside Desktop Metal

3D Printing Business: Inside Desktop Metal

Burlington, Massachusetts is home to the most recent unicorn to emerge from the 3D printing industry: Desktop Metal. On a recent excursion to Boston, I enjoyed the opportunity to spend the morning with the innovative metal additive manufacturing company and its energetic CEO, Ric Fulop. The company emerged with guns blazing earlier this year, including […]

Burlington, Massachusetts is home to the most recent unicorn to emerge from the 3D printing industry: Desktop Metal. On a recent excursion to Boston, I enjoyed the opportunity to spend the morning with the innovative metal additive manufacturing company and its...
3D Printing Business: Inside Jabil

3D Printing Business: Inside Jabil

Often described as the biggest company you’ve never heard of, Jabil is a digital solutions provider working on a global scale. The company’s Blue Sky Innovation Centers offer a hub of activity with in-house facilities to create for and connect with customers. The Blue Sky Center in San Jose, California is home to an assortment […]

Often described as the biggest company you’ve never heard of, Jabil is a digital solutions provider working on a global scale. The company’s Blue Sky Innovation Centers offer a hub of activity with in-house facilities to create for and connect with...
Dassault Systèmes and the Importance of Relationships and Integration in 3D Printing

Dassault Systèmes and the Importance of Relationships and Integration in 3D Printing

In Waltham, Massachusetts, Dassault Systèmes‘ North American headquarters houses a 3DEXPERIENCE Lab filled with an integrated ecosystem of advanced technologies. The 3,100-square-foot fablab was announced this year at SOLIDWORKS World and officially opened on May 30th; this week I was in Boston to see the facility and talk to the team behind the popular SOLIDWORKS software […]

In Waltham, Massachusetts, Dassault Systèmes‘ North American headquarters houses a 3DEXPERIENCE Lab filled with an integrated ecosystem of advanced technologies. The 3,100-square-foot fablab was announced this year at SOLIDWORKS World and officially opened on...
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...
Heart in Hand, Henry Ford Health System Leads the Way in Cardiac 3D Printing

Heart in Hand, Henry Ford Health System Leads the Way in Cardiac 3D Printing

While we’re a long ways off yet from 3D printing organs for transplant, today’s reality is seeing 3D printed hearts saving patient lives in plastic. The structural heart team at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in Detroit is paving the way for those who will come after therm — and there will be many who […]

While we’re a long ways off yet from 3D printing organs for transplant, today’s reality is seeing 3D printed hearts saving patient lives in plastic. The structural heart team at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in Detroit is paving the way for those who...
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...
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 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 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...

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