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3D Printing Business: Inside Carbon

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, serialized polymer 3D printing. One high-profile partnership — with leading German athletic apparel manufacturer adidas for the Futurecraft 4D shoe — is helping to reshape […]

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, serialized polymer 3D printing. One high-profile partnership — with...
3D Printing of Shoe Accessories and R&D Tax Credits

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 and the expanding middle class population. The footwear includes athletic and non-athletic shoes used by individuals of all age groups and genders. The trends demonstrate […]

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 and the expanding middle class population. The footwear includes athletic and non-athletic...
adidas and Carbon Announce Partially 3D Printed AlphaEDGE 4D LTD Shoe

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 its UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley, a conceptual 3D printed shoe made of recycled ocean trash, and its limited edition 3D Runner. Not long after the German sportswear […]

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 its UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley, a conceptual 3D...
3D Printing News Briefs: January 19, 2018

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 company Extremiti3D by its entrepreneurial SC Launch, Inc. program, and Roush made a major investment in metal additive manufacturing. A prominent member of the adidas […]

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 company Extremiti3D by its entrepreneurial SC Launch, Inc....
Partially 3D Printed adidas Futurecraft 4D Shoes Launch Commercially This Week in NYC

Partially 3D Printed adidas Futurecraft 4D Shoes Launch Commercially This Week in NYC

The latest announcement from adidas is both exciting and highly anticipated, since they have been a forerunner (yes, we had to say it!) in using 3D printing technology—and forging ahead into the 4D—for quite some time now. Where to start? From announcing their intentions to begin using 3D printing technology in their factories in 2015, […]

The latest announcement from adidas is both exciting and highly anticipated, since they have been a forerunner (yes, we had to say it!) in using 3D printing technology—and forging ahead into the 4D—for quite some time now. Where to start? From announcing their...
Carbon Announces $200 Million in Series D Funding to Accelerate Global 3D Printing Expansion

Carbon Announces $200 Million in Series D Funding to Accelerate Global 3D Printing Expansion

Ever since Silicon Valley-based Carbon first emerged on the 3D printing scene, coming out of stealth with its revolutionary CLIP technology in 2015, it has continued to be a major innovator in the industry. The company released its latest software offering late last month, soon after it introduced a new biocompatible silicone urethane material. Carbon has been increasing […]

Ever since Silicon Valley-based Carbon first emerged on the 3D printing scene, coming out of stealth with its revolutionary CLIP technology in 2015, it has continued to be a major innovator in the industry. The company released its latest software offering late last...
Carbon Takes On Foam Innovation with 3D Printing

Carbon Takes On Foam Innovation with 3D Printing

Carbon continues to be inspirational in the 3D printing realm, innovating with new materials and working toward production scale offerings, as well as new software, support, and simulation features. Now, Carbon is making strides in manufacturing foam with precise lattices that are 3D printed. The goal is to make materials for the automotive, electronics, bedding industries, […]

Carbon continues to be inspirational in the 3D printing realm, innovating with new materials and working toward production scale offerings, as well as new software, support, and simulation features. Now, Carbon is making strides in manufacturing foam with precise...
3D Printing News Briefs: November 28, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 28, 2017

We’re starting out with some health and business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D modeling and some commercial 3D printed shoes. The University of Utah’s health system is increasing access to 3D printing for its physicians, while Medicrea acquires three patents and CELLINK is awarded project funding […]

We’re starting out with some health and business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D modeling and some commercial 3D printed shoes. The University of Utah’s health system is increasing access to 3D printing for...
Catching Up with Carbon: Key to Adoption for Production is to See 3D Printing in Real Applications

Catching Up with Carbon: Key to Adoption for Production is to See 3D Printing in Real Applications

Carbon has been working to speed up the adoption of 3D printing — and not only through its high-speed 3D printing process, which emerged from stealth two years ago. CLIP technology allows for a fast, precise 3D print that is, the company is keen to note, adaptable for scale production. While the primary application for […]

Carbon has been working to speed up the adoption of 3D printing — and not only through its high-speed 3D printing process, which emerged from stealth two years ago. CLIP technology allows for a fast, precise 3D print that is, the company is keen to note,...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Dana McCallum, Head of Production Partnerships, Carbon

3D Printing Spotlight On: Dana McCallum, Head of Production Partnerships, Carbon

To be a smart company requires a smart approach to business, and a major part of Carbon‘s approach to maintaining its place as a noted smart company is in paying close attention to the people behind its business operations. While partnerships are a critical way to advance technology and see it put into best-use scenarios with […]

To be a smart company requires a smart approach to business, and a major part of Carbon‘s approach to maintaining its place as a noted smart company is in paying close attention to the people behind its business operations. While partnerships are a critical way...
Carbon Continues Focus on Production-Scale 3D Printing with New Bulk Materials Pricing

Carbon Continues Focus on Production-Scale 3D Printing with New Bulk Materials Pricing

Carbon is known not only for its industry-changing CLIP 3D printing technology, but for the materials that work with that technology. Carbon’s resins are engineering-grade and programmable, and together with CLIP they have begun making it possible for companies to mass produce end-use parts using 3D printing. These capabilities are making themselves evident through initiatives […]

Carbon is known not only for its industry-changing CLIP 3D printing technology, but for the materials that work with that technology. Carbon’s resins are engineering-grade and programmable, and together with CLIP they have begun making it possible for companies...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printed Footwear

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printed Footwear

Like many other industries, addictive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has made its way into the $215 billion footwear market. The contributions that 3D printing can have on footwear production are limitless as it will not only allow faster production at a fraction of the costs, but it will also enable footwear to be customized to […]

Like many other industries, addictive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has made its way into the $215 billion footwear market. The contributions that 3D printing can have on footwear production are limitless as it will not only allow faster production at a fraction of...
3D Printing Showcases Smarts: Carbon, Desktop Metal Named Among MIT Technology Review's 50 Smartest Companies 2017

3D Printing Showcases Smarts: Carbon, Desktop Metal Named Among MIT Technology Review's 50 Smartest Companies 2017

What makes a company smart? That’s a remarkably subjective question, of course, but most responses would come back to a few key points that set the smartest operations apart: innovation; vision; realistic approach to that vision; channels of funding, collaborating, getting word out — and, of course, having the intelligence in strategy to stand apart […]

What makes a company smart? That’s a remarkably subjective question, of course, but most responses would come back to a few key points that set the smartest operations apart: innovation; vision; realistic approach to that vision; channels of funding,...
From Concept to Production: Simulation Helps Additive Manufacturing Get Real

From Concept to Production: Simulation Helps Additive Manufacturing Get Real

Dassault Systèmes is in the very real business of simulation, as technology helps production get real. Midway between conceptualization and realization, simulation is increasingly coming into play as a means to make production processes more efficient — a trend notably rising in additive manufacturing. 3D printing makes possible more geometries than ever before, but that doesn’t mean […]

Dassault Systèmes is in the very real business of simulation, as technology helps production get real. Midway between conceptualization and realization, simulation is increasingly coming into play as a means to make production processes more efficient — a trend...
Architectural Designer KXIV Lends New Look to Adidas Ultraboost, Featuring 3D Printed Lace Lock

Architectural Designer KXIV Lends New Look to Adidas Ultraboost, Featuring 3D Printed Lace Lock

Shoes, shoes, we love 3D printed shoes! And whether they are meant for lounging, dressing up, or running, it’s fascinating to see how the future of footwear is changing thanks to 3D printing technology. While we’ve had glimpses into your basic flats, super cool high heels, and sneakers, when athletic shoes bearing major name labels involve 3D […]

Shoes, shoes, we love 3D printed shoes! And whether they are meant for lounging, dressing up, or running, it’s fascinating to see how the future of footwear is changing thanks to 3D printing technology. While we’ve had glimpses into your basic flats, super cool high...
If the Shoe Fits: 3D Printing and the Future of Manufacturing Footwear

If the Shoe Fits: 3D Printing and the Future of Manufacturing Footwear

Adidas has announced that it plans to 3D print 100,000 shoe soles of its Futurecraft 4 shoe by 2018. The German shoe and apparel company is doubling down on its Future Factories initiative where it is reshoring the production of shoes to Germany in highly automated factories. Adidas’ strategy here fits squarely in Industry 4.0 […]

Adidas has announced that it plans to 3D print 100,000 shoe soles of its Futurecraft 4 shoe by 2018. The German shoe and apparel company is doubling down on its Future Factories initiative where it is reshoring the production of shoes to Germany in highly automated...
Next Steps: 5 Predictions Driving the Footwear Industry by 2025

Next Steps: 5 Predictions Driving the Footwear Industry by 2025

Last week was a huge week in both the $350B footwear industry and the 3D printing materials industries, when two companies I admire and respect, sports powerhouse Adidas and 3D molecular science sensation Carbon, announced the Futurecraft 4D performance shoe, Adidas’ second shoe to incorporate 3D printing in the midsole and the first they plan […]

Last week was a huge week in both the $350B footwear industry and the 3D printing materials industries, when two companies I admire and respect, sports powerhouse Adidas and 3D molecular science sensation Carbon, announced the Futurecraft 4D performance shoe,...
With 3D Printing Technology from Carbon, Adidas Releases First Partially 3D Printed Athletic Shoe to Be Produced at Scale

With 3D Printing Technology from Carbon, Adidas Releases First Partially 3D Printed Athletic Shoe to Be Produced at Scale

In December of 2016, Adidas released the 3D Runner, a limited-edition, $300 running shoe with a 3D printed midsole; the company had been looking toward 3D printing solutions for its shoes since 2015, including working with recycled ocean waste. Adidas is among the ranks of other big-name manufacturers such as Nike, Reebok, New Balance, and Under Armour, which have also designed […]

In December of 2016, Adidas released the 3D Runner, a limited-edition, $300 running shoe with a 3D printed midsole; the company had been looking toward 3D printing solutions for its shoes since 2015, including working with recycled ocean waste. Adidas is among the...
Adidas Launches Smart Factory Run by 3D Printers & Robots in Germany

Adidas Launches Smart Factory Run by 3D Printers & Robots in Germany

German sportswear manufacturer Adidas is reestablishing its factory in its home country. The Bavarian town of Ansbach will soon see the birth of a new Adidas manufacturing factory filled with innovative and technologically sophisticated machines including 3D printers. As one of the key players within the $80 billion sportswear industry, Adidas has always been exploring unique and efficient methods […]

German sportswear manufacturer Adidas is reestablishing its factory in its home country. The Bavarian town of Ansbach will soon see the birth of a new Adidas manufacturing factory filled with innovative and technologically sophisticated machines including 3D...
Adidas Announces Limited Edition 3D Printed Running Shoes are Available for Sale

Adidas Announces Limited Edition 3D Printed Running Shoes are Available for Sale

With the announcement of their Futurecraft 3D printed shoe experience prototype last year, athletic shoe company Adidas predicted that they would begin selling 3D printed shoes in the near future. Not long after, they released a conceptual 3D printed shoe that was made out of recycled ocean trash, specifically gillnets and ocean plastic content, with the help […]

With the announcement of their Futurecraft 3D printed shoe experience prototype last year, athletic shoe company Adidas predicted that they would begin selling 3D printed shoes in the near future. Not long after, they released a conceptual 3D printed shoe that was...
Artist Shane Griffin Creates 3D Printed Sculpture of Glitched Yeezy Boost 350 Shoe

Artist Shane Griffin Creates 3D Printed Sculpture of Glitched Yeezy Boost 350 Shoe

The idea of 3D printed shoes is definitely not a concept for the future, but for the present. As we’re seeing increasingly, 3D printed shoes can actually be stylish and extremely wearable. However, I don’t think this 3D printed replica of the Yeezy Boost 350 shoe, by New York-based multimedia artist Shane Griffin, fits that […]

The idea of 3D printed shoes is definitely not a concept for the future, but for the present. As we’re seeing increasingly, 3D printed shoes can actually be stylish and extremely wearable. However, I don’t think this 3D printed replica of the Yeezy Boost...
Adidas to Release Sneakers Created from Recycled Ocean Waste This Month

Adidas to Release Sneakers Created from Recycled Ocean Waste This Month

Over the last few years, 3D printing technology has increasingly been integrated into the world of fashion. One area in which it has especially proven beneficial is footwear, from high-end heels that belong on the runway to running shoes created for the track. The emerging technology has already been adopted by some of the biggest […]

Over the last few years, 3D printing technology has increasingly been integrated into the world of fashion. One area in which it has especially proven beneficial is footwear, from high-end heels that belong on the runway to running shoes created for the track. The...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — August 13, 2016

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — August 13, 2016

Another week, another set of 3D printing stories from around the world that we’ve yet to have the chance to cover. For starters, Wanhao USA has continued their North American expansion with the opening of their new service center in San Diego, California. The dental digital tech company Argen Corporation has enlisted Concept Laser’s Mlab […]

Another week, another set of 3D printing stories from around the world that we’ve yet to have the chance to cover. For starters, Wanhao USA has continued their North American expansion with the opening of their new service center in San Diego, California. The dental...
Rio Olympic Games: 3D Technology Plays a Major Role in Apparel, from High-Tech Skinsuits to Futuristic Shoes

Rio Olympic Games: 3D Technology Plays a Major Role in Apparel, from High-Tech Skinsuits to Futuristic Shoes

Winning the gold requires drive and ability that’s beyond the exceptional, maximum strength and optimum body weight that few of us could achieve, combined with a fierce sense of team loyalty and competition. Olympians are the utmost of performers with finely honed skills that are often due to a matter of science too as coaches […]

Winning the gold requires drive and ability that’s beyond the exceptional, maximum strength and optimum body weight that few of us could achieve, combined with a fierce sense of team loyalty and competition. Olympians are the utmost of performers with finely honed...
High-Tech Zweikampf 3D Printed Soccer Shin Guards Get Kickstarted

High-Tech Zweikampf 3D Printed Soccer Shin Guards Get Kickstarted

Sports equipment has always had a pretty close relationship with advanced technology, and not only because their marketing companies practically salivate at the prospect of a new angle for their advertising campaigns. The various industries that have grown up around sports, both professional and recreational, are under quite a bit of scrutiny when it comes […]

Sports equipment has always had a pretty close relationship with advanced technology, and not only because their marketing companies practically salivate at the prospect of a new angle for their advertising campaigns. The various industries that have grown up around...
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