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Emirates Airline Debuts New 3D Printed Interior Cabin Components

Emirates Airline Debuts New 3D Printed Interior Cabin Components

3D printing has been up in the air for a while now. Companies like Airbus have been utilizing the technology to create numerous components for their aircraft; the 3D printed parts used by Airbus, in fact, number in the thousands. Earlier this year, the first FAA-approved structural titanium aircraft component was produced, signaling 3D printing’s arrival […]

3D printing has been up in the air for a while now. Companies like Airbus have been utilizing the technology to create numerous components for their aircraft; the 3D printed parts used by Airbus, in fact, number in the thousands. Earlier this year, the first...
Industrial 3D Printing Draws the Additive Manufacturing Community to formnext 2017

Industrial 3D Printing Draws the Additive Manufacturing Community to formnext 2017

Frankfurt has been drawing the crowds together as the 3D printing industry gathers for formnext 2017. The event kicked off yesterday at Messe Frankfurt, bigger than ever before with 471 exhibitors from 33 countries filling 28,000 square meters of exhibit hall space spread over, for the first time, two halls at Frankfurt Messe. Conference organizers […]

Frankfurt has been drawing the crowds together as the 3D printing industry gathers for formnext 2017. The event kicked off yesterday at Messe Frankfurt, bigger than ever before with 471 exhibitors from 33 countries filling 28,000 square meters of exhibit hall space...
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 Systems Announces New 3D Printing Platforms, Materials, Software Solutions, Business Unit, Partnerships

3D Systems Announces New 3D Printing Platforms, Materials, Software Solutions, Business Unit, Partnerships

Today in Denver, additive manufacturing mainstay 3D Systems is making several major announcements as the company looks to further differentiate itself in the market — for all the right reasons. Coming off a weak third quarter performance, the company could use a win right about now, and the offerings announced today showcase 3D Systems’ longer-term […]

Today in Denver, additive manufacturing mainstay 3D Systems is making several major announcements as the company looks to further differentiate itself in the market — for all the right reasons. Coming off a weak third quarter performance, the company could use a...
3D Systems and K2M Group Holdings Join Capabilities to Collaborate on 3D Printed Implants

3D Systems and K2M Group Holdings Join Capabilities to Collaborate on 3D Printed Implants

This winter, K2M Group Holdings, the first top spine company to market a 3D printed titanium interbody device, announced that it had entered into a comprehensive development agreement with 3D Systems; the two also set up a separate supply agreement for K2M’s CASCADIA TL Interbody System, which features its Lamellar 3D Titanium technology. Now, in an effort to […]

This winter, K2M Group Holdings, the first top spine company to market a 3D printed titanium interbody device, announced that it had entered into a comprehensive development agreement with 3D Systems; the two also set up a separate supply agreement for...
3D Printing & Healthcare: #3DTalk New York Panel to Discuss Medical 3D Printing

3D Printing & Healthcare: #3DTalk New York Panel to Discuss Medical 3D Printing

3D printing has been making a huge impact on the medical field over the last few years. The technology has worked its way into every nearly area of healthcare, saving lives and reducing pain. 3D printed anatomical models are allowing surgeons to plan their operations ahead of time, giving them a better idea of how […]

3D printing has been making a huge impact on the medical field over the last few years. The technology has worked its way into every nearly area of healthcare, saving lives and reducing pain. 3D printed anatomical models are allowing surgeons to plan their operations...
Shining 3D Partners with Geomagic to Release 3D Scanning Reverse Engineering Solution

Shining 3D Partners with Geomagic to Release 3D Scanning Reverse Engineering Solution

Top Chinese 3D printing and digitizing company Shining 3D is well known for its wide range of technology – the company recently announced a software update, and introduced its handheld EinScan-Pro+ 3D scanner at CES 2017, a year after debuting its predecessor, the EinScan-Pro, at the 2016 event. Shining 3D, which was founded in 2004 […]

Top Chinese 3D printing and digitizing company Shining 3D is well known for its wide range of technology – the company recently announced a software update, and introduced its handheld EinScan-Pro+ 3D scanner at CES 2017, a year after debuting its predecessor,...
Formerly Conjoined McDonald Twins Progressing and Hitting Milestones One Year Post-Op

Formerly Conjoined McDonald Twins Progressing and Hitting Milestones One Year Post-Op

One year ago this month in a 20-hour surgery, surgeons at the Children’s Hospital of Montefiore (CHAM) in New York successfully separated young craniopagus twin boys Jadon and Anias McDonald, who had been born 13 months before with complex connected brains. Conjoined twins are pretty rare, but the McDonald twins were even more so because they were fused […]

One year ago this month in a 20-hour surgery, surgeons at the Children’s Hospital of Montefiore (CHAM) in New York successfully separated young craniopagus twin boys Jadon and Anias McDonald, who had been born 13 months before with complex connected brains. Conjoined...
3D Systems Showcases End-to-End 3D Printing Solutions Across a Variety of Verticals

3D Systems Showcases End-to-End 3D Printing Solutions Across a Variety of Verticals

From racing to recreations, and from medical to materials, 3D printing at 3D Systems has never been busier — or broader. During the recent TCT Show in the UK, 3D Systems held court in a complex of a booth, designed as at RAPID earlier this year to showcase the breadth of their activity. As the […]

From racing to recreations, and from medical to materials, 3D printing at 3D Systems has never been busier — or broader. During the recent TCT Show in the UK, 3D Systems held court in a complex of a booth, designed as at RAPID earlier this year to showcase the...
Vaupell Turns to 3D Printing to Create Complex Aerospace Investment Casting Tools

Vaupell Turns to 3D Printing to Create Complex Aerospace Investment Casting Tools

You’ve probably heard endless sound bites regarding 3D printing and how it is going to revolutionize industry, changing the world as we know it in manufacturing; however, it really helps to have some solid examples. Thanks to a recent case study by Vaupell, we see how 3D printing is transforming casting, a technique which has […]

You’ve probably heard endless sound bites regarding 3D printing and how it is going to revolutionize industry, changing the world as we know it in manufacturing; however, it really helps to have some solid examples. Thanks to a recent case study by Vaupell, we see how...
Five Global 3D Printing Pioneers Inducted at the Inaugural TCT Hall of Fame Awards

Five Global 3D Printing Pioneers Inducted at the Inaugural TCT Hall of Fame Awards

It was a busy week at the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, which just ended yesterday. Many innovative companies used the international trade fair event as an opportunity to showcase their latest printers, software, materials, and other products. The event kicked off on Tuesday with the annual TCT Awards, sponsored by SLM Solutions, Materialise, 3ecruit, […]

It was a busy week at the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, which just ended yesterday. Many innovative companies used the international trade fair event as an opportunity to showcase their latest printers, software, materials, and other products. The event kicked off on...
TCT Show: Themes and Overview of 3D Printing in 2017

TCT Show: Themes and Overview of 3D Printing in 2017

This week in the UK, the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham played host for the 22nd TCT Show, an annual affair that brings together the 3D printing industry. With perhaps 10,000 visitors and more than 250 exhibitors, the 2017 edition was certainly one for the books as the three days of the event were filled […]

This week in the UK, the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham played host for the 22nd TCT Show, an annual affair that brings together the 3D printing industry. With perhaps 10,000 visitors and more than 250 exhibitors, the 2017 edition was certainly one for...
PADT Uses 3D Printing to Create a Better Bike Rack

PADT Uses 3D Printing to Create a Better Bike Rack

Bicycles are great to have – they’re fun, they’re good exercise, and they’re an eco-friendly way to travel. If you’re planning to take a bike somewhere far away, though, you’d better have a way to mount it on your car, because they don’t typically fit on the inside of most cars. Nathan Huber of Phoenix […]

Bicycles are great to have – they’re fun, they’re good exercise, and they’re an eco-friendly way to travel. If you’re planning to take a bike somewhere far away, though, you’d better have a way to mount it on your car, because they...
Low Cost Selective Laser Sintering: The Innovator's Dilemma in Powder?

Low Cost Selective Laser Sintering: The Innovator's Dilemma in Powder?

Selective Laser Sintering is also called powder bed fusion and SLS. The SLS process sees a bed of polymer powder selectively sintered by a laser. A new layer is applied and this is then also hardened with unsintered powder acting as a support. Dominated by EOS Gmbh, SLS is probably the most high volume, high […]

Selective Laser Sintering is also called powder bed fusion and SLS. The SLS process sees a bed of polymer powder selectively sintered by a laser. A new layer is applied and this is then also hardened with unsintered powder acting as a support. Dominated by EOS Gmbh,...
3D Printing for Prototyping and Production Complete Special Guest Speaker Lineup

3D Printing for Prototyping and Production Complete Special Guest Speaker Lineup

If you haven’t already signed up to take the next step in your 3D printing skills with our 3D Printing for Prototyping and Production course yet, now is the time! The course, which runs for 3 weeks, features 6 industry experts who will deliver incisive, insightful keynote sessions on key details, tips, and insider tricks […]

If you haven’t already signed up to take the next step in your 3D printing skills with our 3D Printing for Prototyping and Production course yet, now is the time! The course, which runs for 3 weeks, features 6 industry experts who will deliver incisive, insightful...
3D Systems Updates Software Portfolio for Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing Solutions

3D Systems Updates Software Portfolio for Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing Solutions

As autumn rolls in, September brings with it each year a slew of updates, announcements, and introductions from the latest smartphone and car models to the next year’s updates for software platforms. SOLIDWORKS 2018 was unveiled last week, and this week we’re hearing of more big-name updates for manufacturing software. Today at EMO Hannover 2017, 3D […]

As autumn rolls in, September brings with it each year a slew of updates, announcements, and introductions from the latest smartphone and car models to the next year’s updates for software platforms. SOLIDWORKS 2018 was unveiled last week, and this week...
How Close Are We to Full Color 3D Printing?

How Close Are We to Full Color 3D Printing?

Full color 3D printing is the holy grail of 3D printing. To be able to 3D print an object in any color whatsoever with clear definition and no bleed would really make prototyping with 3D printing more valuable. If prototypes coming off the printer would look almost exactly like the final object, then the technology […]

Full color 3D printing is the holy grail of 3D printing. To be able to 3D print an object in any color whatsoever with clear definition and no bleed would really make prototyping with 3D printing more valuable. If prototypes coming off the printer would look almost...
Additive Manufacturing Strategies: 3DPrint.com & SmarTech Team Up to Present Summit on the Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry

Additive Manufacturing Strategies: 3DPrint.com & SmarTech Team Up to Present Summit on the Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry

From a business perspective, 3D printing is increasingly being seen as a sound investment; the tech is taking off, growing quickly thanks to backing from strong strategists working to ensure that additive manufacturing is truly a market-ready technology. Medicine and dentistry are two key applications for 3D printing, presenting unparalleled potential for next-generation solutions for […]

From a business perspective, 3D printing is increasingly being seen as a sound investment; the tech is taking off, growing quickly thanks to backing from strong strategists working to ensure that additive manufacturing is truly a market-ready technology. Medicine and...
Investment Casting and 3D Printing: BFFs

Investment Casting and 3D Printing: BFFs

Investment casting has been used for millennia. In this process a wax pattern is made. This is hardened, then the wax is vaporized. The resulting mold is then hardened once again and surrounded by sand. The ceramic shell that emerges from this process is then filled with molten metal before being broken away. Investment casting […]

Investment casting has been used for millennia. In this process a wax pattern is made. This is hardened, then the wax is vaporized. The resulting mold is then hardened once again and surrounded by sand. The ceramic shell that emerges from this process is then filled...
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...
Formerly Conjoined Babies Doing Well After Surgery with Some 3D Printed Help from 3D Systems

Formerly Conjoined Babies Doing Well After Surgery with Some 3D Printed Help from 3D Systems

Having triplets is rare, but what’s even more rare is for two of those triplets to be born conjoined. In fact, the odds of that particular situation happening are 50 million to one. Moreover, there’s only a six percent chance that siblings will be born conjoined near the hips, but Ximena and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres met […]

Having triplets is rare, but what’s even more rare is for two of those triplets to be born conjoined. In fact, the odds of that particular situation happening are 50 million to one. Moreover, there’s only a six percent chance that siblings will be born...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 15, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 15, 2017

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re putting our best fashion foot forward as we bring you stories of 3D printed wearables, clothing, and insoles, then move into some software and business news. A Colorado artist is dealing with theft after most of the 3D printed artwork and wearables she was displaying at a gallery […]

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re putting our best fashion foot forward as we bring you stories of 3D printed wearables, clothing, and insoles, then move into some software and business news. A Colorado artist is dealing with theft after most of...
Airbus Defence and Space Enhances Satellite RF Filter Production with Metal 3D Printing

Airbus Defence and Space Enhances Satellite RF Filter Production with Metal 3D Printing

When it comes to 3D printing in the aerospace sector, France-based Airbus is one of the biggest adopters of the technology, and the company has teamed up with big names in the additive manufacturing industry like Dassault Systèmes, Sciaky, and Renishaw to develop and incorporate 3D printed airplane components. Recently, the company’s Defence and Space division, […]

When it comes to 3D printing in the aerospace sector, France-based Airbus is one of the biggest adopters of the technology, and the company has teamed up with big names in the additive manufacturing industry like Dassault Systèmes, Sciaky, and Renishaw to develop and...
Digital IP Management Company Source3 Acquired by Facebook

Digital IP Management Company Source3 Acquired by Facebook

Our global overlords at Facebook recently acquired the New York-based IP rights management startup Source3 in an effort to expand their efforts to monetize the massive social media platform. As Facebook looks to attract independent content creators to compete with Snapchat and YouTube they are looking to circumvent many of the rights issues that continue […]

Our global overlords at Facebook recently acquired the New York-based IP rights management startup Source3 in an effort to expand their efforts to monetize the massive social media platform. As Facebook looks to attract independent content creators to compete with...
3D Printing Patent Landscape

3D Printing Patent Landscape

The field of 3D printing has been growing rapidly for years.  It has applications in many areas of life and the economy, such as healthcare, aerospace, and parts replacement.  3D printing also reshapes supply chains and democratizes manufacturing.  Fueled by this growth, 3D printing-related patent filings are trending upward. The graph and table below show […]

The field of 3D printing has been growing rapidly for years.  It has applications in many areas of life and the economy, such as healthcare, aerospace, and parts replacement.  3D printing also reshapes supply chains and democratizes manufacturing.  Fueled by this...