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3D Systems Releases the ProJet MJP 2500 IC RealWax for Investment Casting

3D Systems Releases the ProJet MJP 2500 IC RealWax for Investment Casting

3D Systems today announced the release of the ProJet MJP 2500 IC RealWax. This 3D printer is a digital foundry solution which lets existing investment casting operators switch to 3D printing for their patterns using MJP 3D printing. 3D Systems has implemented an entire investment casting solution along with the system including materials, machines, and […]

3D Systems today announced the release of the ProJet MJP 2500 IC RealWax. This 3D printer is a digital foundry solution which lets existing investment casting operators switch to 3D printing for their patterns using MJP 3D printing. 3D Systems has implemented an...
Investigating Effects of Process Parameters on Surface Roughness of 3D Printed Down-Facing Surfaces

Investigating Effects of Process Parameters on Surface Roughness of 3D Printed Down-Facing Surfaces

From titanium bone regeneration scaffolds and hydraulic components to nuclear components and flow reactors, selective laser melting (SLM), which is also known as DMLS and Powder Bed Fusion, is an especially helpful method of metal 3D printing. But there are still some challenges to face before SLM is a true mainstream manufacturing process, such as process […]

From titanium bone regeneration scaffolds and hydraulic components to nuclear components and flow reactors, selective laser melting (SLM), which is also known as DMLS and Powder Bed Fusion, is an especially helpful method of metal 3D printing. But there are still some...
2018 TCT Hall of Fame Inductees and 3D Printing Award Winners 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 hardware. Additionally, the annual TCT Awards was held for the second time during a gala dinner at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Wednesday. British actor and presenter […]

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 hardware. Additionally, the annual TCT Awards was held for the...
Free 3D Systems Whitepaper Discusses Scalable, Digital Molding Process and Figure 4 3D Printing

Free 3D Systems Whitepaper Discusses Scalable, Digital Molding Process and Figure 4 3D Printing

Injection molding was invented nearly 150 years ago, and while the manufacturing process has been improved several times over the years, something that hasn’t changed about the technology is its need for tooling, which can take weeks and even months to complete. Digital molding is a scalable 3D printing process that can increase the speed […]

Injection molding was invented nearly 150 years ago, and while the manufacturing process has been improved several times over the years, something that hasn’t changed about the technology is its need for tooling, which can take weeks and even months to complete....
Josef Prusa Releases A Resin 3D Printer the SL1 for $1599

Josef Prusa Releases A Resin 3D Printer the SL1 for $1599

Josef Prusa is the most well-known 3D printer designer in the world. His RepRap designs have become reference designs in the 3D printing community. The Prusa Mk3/i3 is probably the world’s most popular 3D printer with hundreds of companies having copied the design and hundreds of thousands of them being sold. The company reportedly now […]

Josef Prusa is the most well-known 3D printer designer in the world. His RepRap designs have become reference designs in the 3D printing community. The Prusa Mk3/i3 is probably the world’s most popular 3D printer with hundreds of companies having copied the...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 14, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: September 14, 2018

We’re bringing you the latest 3D printing business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, plus a little 3D printed art to round things out. FATHOM is partnering with SOLIDWORKS software reseller GoEngineer, while L’Oréal is working with INITIAL, a Prodways Group company. Kickstarter and Autodesk are releasing a new open source 3D printing test, and […]

We’re bringing you the latest 3D printing business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, plus a little 3D printed art to round things out. FATHOM is partnering with SOLIDWORKS software reseller GoEngineer, while L’Oréal is working with INITIAL, a...
3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions Bring Together 3D Printing and Precision Machining

3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions Bring Together 3D Printing and Precision Machining

More and more manufacturing companies are looking into hybrid manufacturing options that combine 3D printing with more traditional technologies such as machining and molding. Georg Fisher (GF) Machining Solutions is a provider of solutions to the precision machining industry and to manufacturers of precision components. This week, the company announced that it would be partnering with […]

More and more manufacturing companies are looking into hybrid manufacturing options that combine 3D printing with more traditional technologies such as machining and molding. Georg Fisher (GF) Machining Solutions is a provider of solutions to the precision machining...
The Impact of 3D Printing on the Medical Device Industry

The Impact of 3D Printing on the Medical Device Industry

In January of 2017, Dr. Julielynn Wong, founder of 3D4MD, used Made In Space‘s Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) aboard the International Space Station to 3D print a finger splint for the treatment of mallet finger, an injury that commonly afflicts astronauts. It was an historic moment – the first time medical supplies had ever been 3D […]

In January of 2017, Dr. Julielynn Wong, founder of 3D4MD, used Made In Space‘s Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) aboard the International Space Station to 3D print a finger splint for the treatment of mallet finger, an injury that commonly afflicts...
Some Very Old Dragons Get New 3D Printed Life

Some Very Old Dragons Get New 3D Printed Life

In 1761, the Great Pagoda at Kew was commissioned during the reign of King George III. It was a beautiful creation that drew visitors from all around the world, and still does today – it’s been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During its early days, the Pagoda was adorned with painted wooden dragons […]

In 1761, the Great Pagoda at Kew was commissioned during the reign of King George III. It was a beautiful creation that drew visitors from all around the world, and still does today – it’s been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During its early...
NCMS Announces Plans for New Maryland Additive Manufacturing Center

NCMS Announces Plans for New Maryland Additive Manufacturing Center

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is a cross-industry technology development consortium dedicated to improving the strength and competitiveness of US industry. Its members include representatives from industry, government and academia, and it has been around since 1986, adapting over the years to keep up with developing technology and changing industry needs. Now NCMS […]

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is a cross-industry technology development consortium dedicated to improving the strength and competitiveness of US industry. Its members include representatives from industry, government and academia, and it has...
3D Systems Looks to Increase 3D Printer Efficiency with Aquant’s AI Platform

3D Systems Looks to Increase 3D Printer Efficiency with Aquant’s AI Platform

For the last two years, 3D printing industry giant 3D Systems has been looking into product launches in hardware, materials, and workflow, in order to create more opportunities for additional applications. 3D Systems President and CEO Vyomesh Joshi (VJ) mentioned this strategy again at RAPID + TCT in Texas last month, and highlighted a few […]

For the last two years, 3D printing industry giant 3D Systems has been looking into product launches in hardware, materials, and workflow, in order to create more opportunities for additional applications. 3D Systems President and CEO Vyomesh Joshi (VJ) mentioned this...
South Korea’s Largest 3D Printing Event Promises an Agenda of Expertise at Inside 3D Printing Seoul

South Korea’s Largest 3D Printing Event Promises an Agenda of Expertise at Inside 3D Printing Seoul

It always seems to be “conference season” in the 3D printing world – things never really seem to slow down when it comes to conferences, expos, and symposiums. Things are particularly busy at the moment, however, especially regarding the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo series. Just yesterday, Inside 3D Printing in São Paulo, Brazil wrapped […]

It always seems to be “conference season” in the 3D printing world – things never really seem to slow down when it comes to conferences, expos, and symposiums. Things are particularly busy at the moment, however, especially regarding the Inside 3D...
3D Systems Introduces New 3D Printers for Metal and Dental Markets

3D Systems Introduces New 3D Printers for Metal and Dental Markets

3D Systems is a versatile company whose 3D printers lend themselves to a wide variety of applications, but one of the applications the company is most dedicated to is dental 3D printing. 3D Systems has been deepening its commitment to dental 3D printing recently, even as it continues to develop its metal 3D printing systems, […]

3D Systems is a versatile company whose 3D printers lend themselves to a wide variety of applications, but one of the applications the company is most dedicated to is dental 3D printing. 3D Systems has been deepening its commitment to dental 3D printing recently, even...
Six Shows In One: UBM’s Advanced Manufacturing New York Event Covers 3D Printing, Robotics, Smart Manufacturing, and More

Six Shows In One: UBM’s Advanced Manufacturing New York Event Covers 3D Printing, Robotics, Smart Manufacturing, and More

Big events are a good way to bring everyone in the manufacturing industry together to discuss common themes, like design and 3D printing. Global B2B event producer UBM Advanced Manufacturing Expos & Conferences, which has offices in New York, Hong Kong, and other locations, organizes over 50 market-leading conferences and events in a dozen countries each […]

Big events are a good way to bring everyone in the manufacturing industry together to discuss common themes, like design and 3D printing. Global B2B event producer UBM Advanced Manufacturing Expos & Conferences, which has offices in New York, Hong Kong, and other...
3D Printing Clear Aligners

3D Printing Clear Aligners

It is estimated that over four million people in the United States wear braces. If you walk into a middle school, it is highly likely that 3 out of 5 students will be wearing them. They have become a rite of passage from childhood into the teenage years. However, the development of clear aligners has […]

It is estimated that over four million people in the United States wear braces. If you walk into a middle school, it is highly likely that 3 out of 5 students will be wearing them. They have become a rite of passage from childhood into the teenage years. However, the...
Italian Startup Turns to Metal 3D Printing for Dental Implants with 24-Hour Turnaround

Italian Startup Turns to Metal 3D Printing for Dental Implants with 24-Hour Turnaround

One application where 3D printing continues to increase in use is the dental field. Italian startup Yndetech, which produces high-quality dental implants and devices, purchased its first metal 3D printer from 3D printing leader 3D Systems soon after opening in 2016, and has since added three additional ProX DMP 100 3D printers to join the first. Now, […]

One application where 3D printing continues to increase in use is the dental field. Italian startup Yndetech, which produces high-quality dental implants and devices, purchased its first metal 3D printer from 3D printing leader 3D Systems soon after opening in 2016,...
R&D Aspects of 3D Printing Chocolate

R&D Aspects of 3D Printing Chocolate

It is no secret that chocolate is a universally loved food. In fact, the average American eats over nine pounds of chocolate per year. Since 2013, both 3D printing companies and chocolate companies have increasingly invested in 3D printing machines for uses within the industry. 3D printing of chocolate allows companies to offer custom products […]

It is no secret that chocolate is a universally loved food. In fact, the average American eats over nine pounds of chocolate per year. Since 2013, both 3D printing companies and chocolate companies have increasingly invested in 3D printing machines for uses within the...
3D Systems Announces New Partnership to Qualify Metal 3D Printing for Naval Warships

3D Systems Announces New Partnership to Qualify Metal 3D Printing for Naval Warships

The US Navy has been on board with 3D printing for quite some time now, using the technology to create all sorts of innovations, such as the tiny TruClip, drones, a huge submarine hull, explosives, and even missile components. Metal 3D printing research in the Navy is ongoing, and NAVAIR believes that it will have approved […]

The US Navy has been on board with 3D printing for quite some time now, using the technology to create all sorts of innovations, such as the tiny TruClip, drones, a huge submarine hull, explosives, and even missile components. Metal 3D printing research in the Navy is...
From Art to Science: 3D Systems Execs Continue Discussion on Taking 3D Printing from Prototype to Production

From Art to Science: 3D Systems Execs Continue Discussion on Taking 3D Printing from Prototype to Production

When 3D printing first emerged, it was squarely targeted at rapid prototyping; 3D Systems understands this origin perhaps better than most, as the original patent for stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing was awarded to company co-founder and CTO Chuck Hull. A lot has happened since the 1980s, and technological and market advances have seen 3D printing […]

When 3D printing first emerged, it was squarely targeted at rapid prototyping; 3D Systems understands this origin perhaps better than most, as the original patent for stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing was awarded to company co-founder and CTO Chuck Hull. A lot has...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 4, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: May 4, 2018

For all of you Star Wars fans out there, May the Fourth be with you today as we bring you the latest business and financial news in this week’s final edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. California laser company Coherent has acquired OR Laser in Germany, and regenerative medicine company CollPlant has completed the final […]

For all of you Star Wars fans out there, May the Fourth be with you today as we bring you the latest business and financial news in this week’s final edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. California laser company Coherent has acquired OR Laser in Germany, and...
3D Systems’ Figure 4 3D Printing Technology Selected for Air Force Research

3D Systems’ Figure 4 3D Printing Technology Selected for Air Force Research

This week at the RAPID + TCT show, 3D Systems showcased its advanced Figure 4 technology and made a big announcement: Figure 4 has been selected for Air Force-sponsored research focused on integrating high-speed 3D printing into the aircraft maintenance supply chain. The initiative is being led by the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and […]

This week at the RAPID + TCT show, 3D Systems showcased its advanced Figure 4 technology and made a big announcement: Figure 4 has been selected for Air Force-sponsored research focused on integrating high-speed 3D printing into the aircraft maintenance supply chain....
Applications, Metal, Maturation in 3D Printing Shine at RAPID + TCT

Applications, Metal, Maturation in 3D Printing Shine at RAPID + TCT

Anticipation is always high for a major event, and RAPID + TCT draws great focus to 3D printing in North America. Several major themes were intentional as this year’s event curated programming centered around medical, metal, and aerospace innovation; others, as they always will, arose throughout the course of the show. This week, writer Sarah Saunders […]

Anticipation is always high for a major event, and RAPID + TCT draws great focus to 3D printing in North America. Several major themes were intentional as this year’s event curated programming centered around medical, metal, and aerospace innovation; others, as...
CONTEXT Announces Leaders in 2017 3D Printing Revenues; Stratasys in Front

CONTEXT Announces Leaders in 2017 3D Printing Revenues; Stratasys in Front

London-based data analytics firm CONTEXT has been in the business of watching market performance and industry benchmarks for over three decades. Recently, they set their sights on examining the leaders in 3D printing revenue for 2017. With a focus on hardware revenues for 3D printing, it was no surprise to see big names like Stratasys […]

London-based data analytics firm CONTEXT has been in the business of watching market performance and industry benchmarks for over three decades. Recently, they set their sights on examining the leaders in 3D printing revenue for 2017. With a focus on hardware revenues...
R&D Profiles of Leading 3D Printing Companies

R&D Profiles of Leading 3D Printing Companies

It is important to analyze the level of the R&D occurring at the leading 3D printer manufacturers to help understand the technology commitment and future growth prospects of the 3D printing industry. A table providing the last three years per capita R&D for eight companies’ public reporting purposes is presented below: Some conclusions from the eight-company data for Renishaw, Stratasys, 3D […]

It is important to analyze the level of the R&D occurring at the leading 3D printer manufacturers to help understand the technology commitment and future growth prospects of the 3D printing industry. A table providing the last three years per capita R&D for...
3D Printing Business: Inside Protolabs

3D Printing Business: Inside Protolabs

Prototyping is a critical part of manufacturing, and in this business, time is money. Minnesota-based Protolabs Inc. understands this, having been founded on the basis of providing speedier services to enhance the workflow for industry and now positioning itself as “the world’s fastest manufacturer of custom prototypes and on-demand production parts.” Over the company’s nearly two-decade […]

Prototyping is a critical part of manufacturing, and in this business, time is money. Minnesota-based Protolabs Inc. understands this, having been founded on the basis of providing speedier services to enhance the workflow for industry and now positioning itself...
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