Thesis Student Creates Business Case for Desktop 3D Printing E-Cigarette Cases

Thesis student Calvin Smith, at Minnesota State University, brings up a topic most 3D printing enthusiasts and users should be interested in as he explores the limits—and endless possibilities— of…

GE Files Patent Application for Use of Blockchain with 3D Printing

Recently, there has been increasing connection between 3D printing and blockchain technology, in which a series of records are linked using cryptography. It’s a secure method of storing and transferring…

Sigma Labs Expands into Europe, Granted Patent for Monitoring Additive Manufacturing Processes

Sigma Labs, a quality assurance software company based in New Mexico, is expanding to Europe with a new sales and support team overseas for the first time. In addition, the…

Nikon Files Patent Application for Print-Repairing 3D Printer

If you hear the name Nikon, your first thought is probably photography. The company, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, is well known for its cameras, though it does…

What the Apple 3D Printing Patents Mean for Our Industry

Recently Apple has been granted a patent for a color 3D printing idea whereby the printed object is first made and then colored in afterwards. This idea is a straightforward…

Desktop Metal Receives Two Patents for Removable 3D Printing Support Technology

It hasn’t yet been a year since Desktop Metal announced the release of its two metal 3D printing systems, the DM Studio System and the DM Production System. Investors and…

PyroGenesis Ramps Up Plasma Atomization System; Two New Patents Granted

Montreal-headquartered PyroGenesis has recently made two major announcements: one concerning the completed ramp-up phase of their first Plasma Atomization System, and another for two more patents granted to boost the…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 22, 2017

We’re talking about everything from business and 3D printing materials to outer space in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Using a new digital platform, thyssenkrupp has connected all of the machines…

It’s a Smartphone! It’s a Speaker! It’s…3D Printed! Facebook Files Patent Application for Intriguing Modular Device

Anywhere you go, you’re likely to see people staring at their phones, and there’s a good chance that what they’re staring at is Facebook. It’s an all-too-easy habit to slip…

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