3D Printing Unicorns, Part 2: Carbon

When a privately held startup hits $1 billion in value, it magically transforms from an ugly mare into a beautiful unicorn (or so the legend goes). In the 3D printing…

Adidas Kills the Speedfactory: Industrie 4.0 Funeral Date Not Yet Set

Adidas is killing off its Speedfactories. Yes, the 3D printing hypebeast itself, shoe manufacturer Adidas has decided to end its Speedfactories local manufacturing initiative. Just a few years ago the…

China: Case for the Mass Customization of 3D Printed Martial Arts Shoes

In ‘Exploration and Analysis Based on Mass Customization Design and Production of Martial Arts Shoes,’ Wuhan University of Science and Technology researchers Peng Hong and Xia Xinqiao explore the dynamics…

Lot of One: Will Warehouses Sit Empty as 3D Printing Customization Kills Mass Manufacturing?

John Jordan, of Penn State University, understands the vast implications of 3D printing technology on the world and industrial production. Manufacturing as we know it, along with how we create…

Carbon and the “New Future Additive Will Bring”: Exclusive Interview

While it’s the applications that draw wide attention to Carbon, and the advanced hardware, software, and materials that keep focus on the California-based company, ultimately any success comes down to…

3D Printing Business: Inside Carbon

One of the most undeniably forward-thinking companies in the 3D printing industry today is Carbon. Heralded as a smart company, Carbon is at the forefront of major initiatives in high-speed,…

3D Printing of Shoe Accessories and R&D Tax Credits

The footwear industry has been growing over the years. It is expected that the global market for footwear will reach $371.8 billion by 2020, mainly driven by new design trends…

adidas and Carbon Announce Partially 3D Printed AlphaEDGE 4D LTD Shoe

In its 2015 announcement about the Futurecraft 3D printed shoe experience prototype, athletic shoe company adidas predicted that it would begin selling 3D printed shoes in the near future. Then came a limited release of…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 19, 2018

We’re all business today in 3D Printing News Briefs, covering stories about everything from investments, grants, and executives to awards and new machines. SCRA announced an investment in 3D prosthetics…

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