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Materials Giant DSM Focuses on Bringing It All Together in 3D Printing

Materials Giant DSM Focuses on Bringing It All Together in 3D Printing

As formnext 2017 gathered together a record number of attendees and exhibitors to Frankfurt, a number of shifts could be seen. Sheer numbers are impressive, but in the numbers from this year’s event was something of even greater import: quality. “There has been a nice shift this year,” DSM VP of Additive Manufacturing Hugo da […]

As formnext 2017 gathered together a record number of attendees and exhibitors to Frankfurt, a number of shifts could be seen. Sheer numbers are impressive, but in the numbers from this year’s event was something of even greater import: quality. “There has been...
DSM Strengthens Additive Manufacturing Focus with New Integrated Business

DSM Strengthens Additive Manufacturing Focus with New Integrated Business

Over the past two decades, global science-based company Royal DSM has emerged as one of the big names in the additive manufacturing industry, thanks in large part to its AM arm and materials developer Somos and its business in SLA and DLP resins. This year alone, the company has introduced a new high-temperature 3D printing material, […]

Over the past two decades, global science-based company Royal DSM has emerged as one of the big names in the additive manufacturing industry, thanks in large part to its AM arm and materials developer Somos and its business in SLA and DLP resins. This year alone, the...
3D Systems CEO Details Aggressive Strategy Targeting 3D Printing Market Leadership

3D Systems CEO Details Aggressive Strategy Targeting 3D Printing Market Leadership

“It is a different ball game,” 3D Systems President and CEO Vyomesh Joshi (VJ) told me. The company gathered financial and industry analysts together with media in a curated tour of its facility in Littleton, Colorado yesterday as a slew of portfolio announcements emerged showcasing an aggressive launch to market of new 3D printers, 3D […]

“It is a different ball game,” 3D Systems President and CEO Vyomesh Joshi (VJ) told me. The company gathered financial and industry analysts together with media in a curated tour of its facility in Littleton, Colorado yesterday as a slew of portfolio...
3D Hubs' 3D Printing Trend Report for Q4 2017 Shows Shifts in Industrial Usage, Top Cities

3D Hubs' 3D Printing Trend Report for Q4 2017 Shows Shifts in Industrial Usage, Top Cities

Every quarter, the global 3D Hubs network releases an extensive 3D printing industry report on the latest trends, covering materials, printers, manufacturers, and even the cities and countries creating the most 3D prints. The 3D Hubs 3D Printing Trends report is based on data from 6,000 active international service providers. 3D Hubs often changes the report up, […]

Every quarter, the global 3D Hubs network releases an extensive 3D printing industry report on the latest trends, covering materials, printers, manufacturers, and even the cities and countries creating the most 3D prints. The 3D Hubs 3D Printing Trends report is based...
Stratasys Teases 3D Printing Technology Announcements at Upcoming formnext

Stratasys Teases 3D Printing Technology Announcements at Upcoming formnext

The formnext 2017 exhibition in Frankfurt is still about a month away, but we’ve already been seeing announcements about the various 3D printing innovations companies like Materialise and RP Support will be showcasing at the Messe Frankfurt, November 14th through the 17th. Global 3D printing leader Stratasys will be making a few of its own technology announcements at the […]

The formnext 2017 exhibition in Frankfurt is still about a month away, but we’ve already been seeing announcements about the various 3D printing innovations companies like Materialise and RP Support will be showcasing at the Messe Frankfurt, November 14th...
FOMAS and INTECO Groups Sign Joint Agreement to Produce Metal 3D Printing Powders in Next-Gen Plants

FOMAS and INTECO Groups Sign Joint Agreement to Produce Metal 3D Printing Powders in Next-Gen Plants

The 3D metal printing industry just continues to go up in value as more innovations, like printers and other machines, unique materials, software, and processes, continue to be developed every day. There are many companies, like AP&C in Canada, H.C. Starck in Germany, and Metalysis in the UK, focused on researching and working with metal AM powders. This […]

The 3D metal printing industry just continues to go up in value as more innovations, like printers and other machines, unique materials, software, and processes, continue to be developed every day. There are many companies, like AP&C in Canada, H.C. Starck in...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2017

We’ve got a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by new 3D beta software, 3D printing materials work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a limited edition 3D printed shoe. 3D printing startup mything has secured €2.1 million in funding, while Desktop Metal announces a US supplier for its metal 3D […]

We’ve got a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by new 3D beta software, 3D printing materials work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a limited edition 3D printed shoe. 3D printing startup mything has secured €2.1 million...
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...
What Do We Need for Production Scale 3D Printing? Amateur Hour is Over.

What Do We Need for Production Scale 3D Printing? Amateur Hour is Over.

Whereas most of the media focus around 3D printing was initially directed at desktop 3D printing, a lot of the opportunity is actually in industry. Industrial 3D printing can unlock value for manufacturers by making their supply chains more flexible. Part count reduction and weight reduction in parts can lower costs. By using 3D printing […]

Whereas most of the media focus around 3D printing was initially directed at desktop 3D printing, a lot of the opportunity is actually in industry. Industrial 3D printing can unlock value for manufacturers by making their supply chains more flexible. Part count...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 1, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 1, 2017

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be discussing a little business news, then moving to materials, and finishing with something fun to get your weekend started. Additive Manufacturing Technologies has announced a partnership with Midwest Prototyping, while the Dubai RTA is working with Siemens to produce 3D printed metro parts. […]

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be discussing a little business news, then moving to materials, and finishing with something fun to get your weekend started. Additive Manufacturing Technologies has announced a partnership...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 29, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 29, 2017

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news to shareion today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with some news on competitions, 3D printing material, and some 3D printed clothing. Robo and colorFabb have announced a partnership, while Type A Machines introduces a new board member, as well as support and maintenance programs for its […]

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news to shareion today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with some news on competitions, 3D printing material, and some 3D printed clothing. Robo and colorFabb have announced a partnership, while Type A Machines...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 18, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 18, 2017

For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering what the technology is capable of in terms of education and business, innovative new products, and weaponry. Added Scientific has introduced 3D printing training sessions, Formlabs announced its new Education Grant, and LPW teamed up with the Royal Academy of Engineering to establish […]

For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering what the technology is capable of in terms of education and business, innovative new products, and weaponry. Added Scientific has introduced 3D printing training sessions, Formlabs...
The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Experts Weigh In

The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Experts Weigh In

Today in Youngstown, Ohio, a solid agenda of additive manufacturing industry experts are gathered to discuss the changing landscape of materials used in 3D printing. Part of SME‘s Smart Manufacturing seminar series, this event is held in partnership with America Makes. “SME and America Makes come together to bring you this one-of-a-kind seminar 3D Printing […]

Today in Youngstown, Ohio, a solid agenda of additive manufacturing industry experts are gathered to discuss the changing landscape of materials used in 3D printing. Part of SME‘s Smart Manufacturing seminar series, this event is held in partnership with America...
Optomec Releases Library of Starter Recipes for LENS and Aerosol Jet 3D Printing Customers

Optomec Releases Library of Starter Recipes for LENS and Aerosol Jet 3D Printing Customers

Some people cook by some inherent sense or knowledge, throwing ingredients into a bowl willy nilly with nary a thought of opening up a cookbook; later, of course, the dish turns out great. I, however, am not one of these people, and require a recipe in front of me at all times to make sure […]

Some people cook by some inherent sense or knowledge, throwing ingredients into a bowl willy nilly with nary a thought of opening up a cookbook; later, of course, the dish turns out great. I, however, am not one of these people, and require a recipe in front of me at...
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...
Chemical Giant Increases Focus on Additive Manufacturing with Creation of BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH

Chemical Giant Increases Focus on Additive Manufacturing with Creation of BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH

Global chemical giant BASF isn’t new to 3D printing. The company has been increasingly involved in high-profile partnerships in additive manufacturing, including significant work with HP’s new Multi Jet Fusion technology and Essentium Materials’ new FlashFuse technology. BASF has expanded on these partnerships, telling us more about their rising commitment to the materials at play in […]

Global chemical giant BASF isn’t new to 3D printing. The company has been increasingly involved in high-profile partnerships in additive manufacturing, including significant work with HP’s new Multi Jet Fusion technology and Essentium Materials’ new...
3D Hubs: 3D Printing Trends Q3 2017 Offer New Categories & Industry Insights

3D Hubs: 3D Printing Trends Q3 2017 Offer New Categories & Industry Insights

There are certainly plenty of reports within the 3D printing realm—or any industry for that matter—that are pretty dry reading. 3D Hubs manages to make hardware, materials, and geography darned interesting though, and enough so that I look forward to it. Previously it was a monthly treat, but as of last summer 3D Hubs announced […]

There are certainly plenty of reports within the 3D printing realm—or any industry for that matter—that are pretty dry reading. 3D Hubs manages to make hardware, materials, and geography darned interesting though, and enough so that I look forward to it. Previously it...
Arkema and Its Sartomer Subsidiary Invest in Increased Production Capacities for Advanced 3D Printing Materials

Arkema and Its Sartomer Subsidiary Invest in Increased Production Capacities for Advanced 3D Printing Materials

In late 2015, Arkema, one of the largest specialty chemical and advanced materials developers, announced that it would be increasing its focus on 3D printing materials research. The company, which hopes that its advanced materials will eventually account for over 25% of its sales, has been busy making good on this announcement, being named as […]

In late 2015, Arkema, one of the largest specialty chemical and advanced materials developers, announced that it would be increasing its focus on 3D printing materials research. The company, which hopes that its advanced materials will eventually account for over 25%...
Roboze Enters Strategic Partnership with Inovsys to Develop and Study New 3D Printing Materials for Aerospace and Medical Sectors

Roboze Enters Strategic Partnership with Inovsys to Develop and Study New 3D Printing Materials for Aerospace and Medical Sectors

Usually when we talk about Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze, the company has announced an expansion into, or a partnership with, yet another country, everywhere from Asia and the UK to the Benelux region and the US. Now, Roboze is working with a company in France, but it’s not an expansion – technology transfer service […]

Usually when we talk about Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze, the company has announced an expansion into, or a partnership with, yet another country, everywhere from Asia and the UK to the Benelux region and the US. Now, Roboze is working with a company in...
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...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 30, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 30, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, Gilmour Space Technologies has secured Series A funding to develop its hybrid-engine rockets that use 3D printed fuel, while Oventus Medical signs a manufacturing agreement with Modern Dental. colorFabb is named the exclusive material partner for BlackBelt 3D, and Triton3D launches its new Stratasys-compatible materials. Finally, Dürr Systems will use […]

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, Gilmour Space Technologies has secured Series A funding to develop its hybrid-engine rockets that use 3D printed fuel, while Oventus Medical signs a manufacturing agreement with Modern Dental. colorFabb is named the exclusive material...
EnvisionTEC Announces 3Shape Partnership, New 3D Printing Materials, New 3D Printer at IDS 2017

EnvisionTEC Announces 3Shape Partnership, New 3D Printing Materials, New 3D Printer at IDS 2017

Last year, overall sales of dental 3D printers skyrocketed 75% over 2015 percentages. The world’s largest dental show, International Dental Show (IDS), begins today in Cologne, Germany, and we’ve already heard about some of the big announcements, including Structo’s DentaForm 3D printer, and Formlabs’ new dental resins and 3D printing partnership with 3Shape. Well-known for its participation in […]

Last year, overall sales of dental 3D printers skyrocketed 75% over 2015 percentages. The world’s largest dental show, International Dental Show (IDS), begins today in Cologne, Germany, and we’ve already heard about some of the big announcements, including...
Leapfrog Bolt 3D Printer Successfully Prints Using Verbatim's Plastic Polypropylene Filament

Leapfrog Bolt 3D Printer Successfully Prints Using Verbatim's Plastic Polypropylene Filament

3D printer manufacturer Leapfrog, known for its Creatr line of 3D printers, introduced its latest desktop 3D printer, the Leapfrog Bolt, just a few months ago. The Bolt has a built-in camera, an activated HEPA carbon filter, and thanks to its set of dual extruders, features multi-color and multi-material 3D printing. Now the Bolt can add a new material […]

3D printer manufacturer Leapfrog, known for its Creatr line of 3D printers, introduced its latest desktop 3D printer, the Leapfrog Bolt, just a few months ago. The Bolt has a built-in camera, an activated HEPA carbon filter, and thanks to its set of dual extruders,...
Polymaker Industrial Launches at TCT Asia with New Product Family Geared Toward Industrial 3D Printing Customers

Polymaker Industrial Launches at TCT Asia with New Product Family Geared Toward Industrial 3D Printing Customers

Only about a week after Shanghai-based Polymaker announced the close of its $5 million equity funding round, led by a top venture capital firm in China, the 3D printing materials company is back with another big announcement – it is launching a new product family today that will target industrial customers interested in customized solutions and 3D […]

Only about a week after Shanghai-based Polymaker announced the close of its $5 million equity funding round, led by a top venture capital firm in China, the 3D printing materials company is back with another big announcement – it is launching a new product...