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Graphene 3D Lab Offers Insights into 2017 Updates and Objectives in Shareholder Update

Graphene 3D Lab Offers Insights into 2017 Updates and Objectives in Shareholder Update

In a recent letter to shareholders, New York-based Graphene 3D Lab is highlighting its accomplishments in 2016, as well as a summary of the company’s primary objectives for 2017. One of the company’s main goals for the year ahead is to take advantage of its “cutting-edge IP portfolio and expand the offerings in industrial-grade graphene materials, coatings, […]

In a recent letter to shareholders, New York-based Graphene 3D Lab is highlighting its accomplishments in 2016, as well as a summary of the company’s primary objectives for 2017. One of the company’s main goals for the year ahead is to take advantage of...
Lessons Learned: Empire Robotics Explains Failed Attempt to Commercialize Soft Robotics Technology

Lessons Learned: Empire Robotics Explains Failed Attempt to Commercialize Soft Robotics Technology

Near the end of Christopher Nolan’s 2005 film Batman Begins, Bruce Wayne is injured and lamenting his inability to save Gotham City. His butler and confidant, Alfred Pennyworth, channeling the departed Thomas Wayne, says to Bruce, “Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.” It’s never easy to admit that […]

Near the end of Christopher Nolan’s 2005 film Batman Begins, Bruce Wayne is injured and lamenting his inability to save Gotham City. His butler and confidant, Alfred Pennyworth, channeling the departed Thomas Wayne, says to Bruce, “Why do we fall, sir? So...
Sinterex & TAMU: Paving the Road for Metal 3D Printing in the Middle East

Sinterex & TAMU: Paving the Road for Metal 3D Printing in the Middle East

The Middle East is the cradle of civilization, the area of the world in which some the oldest textiles, tools, and texts have been discovered. This long and storied past, however, doesn’t mean that it isn’t also an area that wants to engage with the latest and greatest technological innovations. Efforts are underway to create […]

The Middle East is the cradle of civilization, the area of the world in which some the oldest textiles, tools, and texts have been discovered. This long and storied past, however, doesn’t mean that it isn’t also an area that wants to engage with the latest...
Sculpteo Details How to Maximize Your ROI from 3D Printing Technology

Sculpteo Details How to Maximize Your ROI from 3D Printing Technology

As a writer who is deeply immersed in the 3D printing industry, I constantly find satisfaction in discovering which new companies are utilizing this disruptive and potentially revolutionary manufacturing technology. It’s evident that, for a number of different industries, 3D printing technology has become a key manufacturing strategy. But, in order to truly maximize the benefits […]

As a writer who is deeply immersed in the 3D printing industry, I constantly find satisfaction in discovering which new companies are utilizing this disruptive and potentially revolutionary manufacturing technology. It’s evident that, for a number of...
3D Printed Animal Skulls in Miniature: Fire & Bone's Latest Kickstarter Adds a Fourth Collection

3D Printed Animal Skulls in Miniature: Fire & Bone's Latest Kickstarter Adds a Fourth Collection

It has long been recognized that, with the exception of the production of internet trolls, nature is a superb designer. For as long as the human mind has existed, we have copied its example either by mimicking the outer form of her designs or by utilizing the methods of generation that have led to so […]

It has long been recognized that, with the exception of the production of internet trolls, nature is a superb designer. For as long as the human mind has existed, we have copied its example either by mimicking the outer form of her designs or by utilizing the methods...
UPS and SAP Prepare to Offer On-Demand 3D Printing Services

UPS and SAP Prepare to Offer On-Demand 3D Printing Services

As 3D printing hype continues to sway back and forth in the public eye, the shipping giant United Parcel Service (UPS) has shown over and over again that they believe the hype is real. Back in September 2014, UPS announced that 3D printing services were coming to 100 of their nationwide stores, and since then, […]

As 3D printing hype continues to sway back and forth in the public eye, the shipping giant United Parcel Service (UPS) has shown over and over again that they believe the hype is real. Back in September 2014, UPS announced that 3D printing services were coming to 100...
Sculpteo Offers Important Questions to Ask Before Fully Committing Your Business to 3D Printing

Sculpteo Offers Important Questions to Ask Before Fully Committing Your Business to 3D Printing

As 3D printing becomes more accessible, affordable, and capable of impacting various industries over time, a handful of questions have arose from those trying to better understand exactly what this technology can do for them. Luckily, for those looking to implement 3D printing technology from one of the many accelerators or incubators out there, the France-based […]

As 3D printing becomes more accessible, affordable, and capable of impacting various industries over time, a handful of questions have arose from those trying to better understand exactly what this technology can do for them. Luckily, for those looking to implement 3D...
MyLocal3DPrinting Works to Bring 3D Printing of Anything to Anyone, Anywhere through Crowdsourcing

MyLocal3DPrinting Works to Bring 3D Printing of Anything to Anyone, Anywhere through Crowdsourcing

It seems these days that everyone is either involved in 3D printing or has some idea they would like to explore with the technology. For as much noise as has been made about how 3D printing democratizes production, it is still not truly accessible to everyone, everywhere. Partly this is because 3D printers are still reasonably […]

It seems these days that everyone is either involved in 3D printing or has some idea they would like to explore with the technology. For as much noise as has been made about how 3D printing democratizes production, it is still not truly accessible to everyone,...
3D Printing is Helping People Better Understand Complex Machinery

3D Printing is Helping People Better Understand Complex Machinery

It seems these days that almost everybody knows that they need to use 3D printing technology in some way – there is a desire to take advantage of it as the next miraculous technology. However, just because people want to use it doesn’t mean they necessarily understand why or in what circumstances it would be […]

It seems these days that almost everybody knows that they need to use 3D printing technology in some way – there is a desire to take advantage of it as the next miraculous technology. However, just because people want to use it doesn’t mean they...
Global Strategic Partnership Announced between ZVerse and 3D Systems

Global Strategic Partnership Announced between ZVerse and 3D Systems

Business speak can read somewhat like poetry: A “formal alliance between two commercial enterprises, usually formalized by one or more business contracts but falls short of forming a legal partnership or, agency, or corporate affiliate relationship” becomes a “Global Strategic Partnership.” And those are exactly the vows that ZVerse and 3D Systems have taken, according to their announcement […]

Business speak can read somewhat like poetry: A “formal alliance between two commercial enterprises, usually formalized by one or more business contracts but falls short of forming a legal partnership or, agency, or corporate affiliate relationship”...
MLC CAD Systems & 3D Systems Announce Partnership to Provide 3D Printing Solutions

MLC CAD Systems & 3D Systems Announce Partnership to Provide 3D Printing Solutions

They began with a single location in Austin, TX over 30 years ago and have since grown to 19 locations across the US and in Mexico. Now, MLC CAD Systems employs 53 people and has one of the largest teams of CAD CAM application specialists in the business. Today, 3D Systems announced that they have […]

They began with a single location in Austin, TX over 30 years ago and have since grown to 19 locations across the US and in Mexico. Now, MLC CAD Systems employs 53 people and has one of the largest teams of CAD CAM application specialists in the business. Today, 3D...
3D Systems Announces David Styka to Replace Ted Hull as Chief Financial Officer

3D Systems Announces David Styka to Replace Ted Hull as Chief Financial Officer

3D Systems announced today that it has entered into a separation agreement with its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ted Hull, effective today, May 15, 2015. The reasons given are to “meet the company needs and to pursue his personal interests.” He will be replaced by David Styka, who has served the company as its Chief […]

3D Systems announced today that it has entered into a separation agreement with its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ted Hull, effective today, May 15, 2015. The reasons given are to “meet the company needs and to pursue his personal interests.” He will be replaced by...
Alain Le Méhauté, The Man Who Submitted Patent For SLA 3D Printing Before Chuck Hull

Alain Le Méhauté, The Man Who Submitted Patent For SLA 3D Printing Before Chuck Hull

If I weren’t already happily married, I might be inclined to express my undying love for Alain Le Méhauté who demonstrated his quick wit, broad perception, and fiery personality in an interview with France’s Primante3D. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s the father of 3D printing. That’s right. Alain Le Méhauté, Olivier de Witte, and […]

If I weren’t already happily married, I might be inclined to express my undying love for Alain Le Méhauté who demonstrated his quick wit, broad perception, and fiery personality in an interview with France’s Primante3D. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s the father of 3D...
BBB Warns Customers as Seeming Kickstarter Success EZ3D Fails to Deliver on Crowdfunded 3D Printers

BBB Warns Customers as Seeming Kickstarter Success EZ3D Fails to Deliver on Crowdfunded 3D Printers

Crowdfunding has long offered a unique and impressive platform for startups to get off the ground — inventors with a great idea and some entrepreneurial spirit can turn to like-minded individuals who’d love to see their plans come to fruition. Kickstarter is one of the best-known launch pads for crowdfunding campaigns, and we’ve seen it used in […]

Crowdfunding has long offered a unique and impressive platform for startups to get off the ground — inventors with a great idea and some entrepreneurial spirit can turn to like-minded individuals who’d love to see their plans come to fruition. Kickstarter...
Prototyping is Flat -- How 3D Printing is Evening the Prototyping Industry

Prototyping is Flat -- How 3D Printing is Evening the Prototyping Industry

One of my first design projects out of school, more than 20 years ago, was designing the branding and 3D prototype for former fruit drink Fruitopia. Back in those days, 3D prototyping required creating a mold, which was the most expensive part of the 3D printing process. After the Fruitopia molds were created and ready […]

One of my first design projects out of school, more than 20 years ago, was designing the branding and 3D prototype for former fruit drink Fruitopia. Back in those days, 3D prototyping required creating a mold, which was the most expensive part of the 3D printing...
Prismadd Joins the French 3D Printing Scene

Prismadd Joins the French 3D Printing Scene

Three French companies have joined together to introduce Prismadd, an ambitious effort to integrate all aspects of metals and plastics additive manufacturing into a single production line. Their primary target is the aerospace industry, as evidenced by the choice of Montauban as the first site for production. While Montauban is the second oldest fortified town […]

Three French companies have joined together to introduce Prismadd, an ambitious effort to integrate all aspects of metals and plastics additive manufacturing into a single production line. Their primary target is the aerospace industry, as evidenced by the choice of...
Leopoly Expands its Easy-to-Use 3D Creation Tools to Businesses and Schools at CES 2015

Leopoly Expands its Easy-to-Use 3D Creation Tools to Businesses and Schools at CES 2015

One of the first things that many owners of 3D printers tell me when I ask them if they have ever designed their own products for 3D printing, is that the process is simply too difficult. There are a growing number of 3D printer owners, who quite frankly just use their 3D printers to print […]

One of the first things that many owners of 3D printers tell me when I ask them if they have ever designed their own products for 3D printing, is that the process is simply too difficult. There are a growing number of 3D printer owners, who quite frankly just use...
John Way Appointed as Chief Financial Officer for Proto Labs

John Way Appointed as Chief Financial Officer for Proto Labs

Proto Labs, founded in 1999 by Larry Lukis as The ProtoMold Company, (motto: Real parts. Really fast.) has announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer to replace Jack Judd. In July of this year, Judd made public his intention to retire by the end of 2014 and his replacement, John Way, will begin […]

Proto Labs, founded in 1999 by Larry Lukis as The ProtoMold Company, (motto: Real parts. Really fast.) has announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer to replace Jack Judd. In July of this year, Judd made public his intention to retire by the end of...
The Unsatisfying, Stressful Work Environment of 3D Printer Manufacturers' Employees, Examined

The Unsatisfying, Stressful Work Environment of 3D Printer Manufacturers' Employees, Examined

If I were a recent high school graduate looking for a path to future success within the field of technology, I would probably look at 3D printing as one of the areas where I’d like to focus my studies. I would take classes on manufacturing, 3D modeling, prototyping, and engineering in order to build up […]

If I were a recent high school graduate looking for a path to future success within the field of technology, I would probably look at 3D printing as one of the areas where I’d like to focus my studies. I would take classes on manufacturing, 3D modeling,...
Alcoa Announces Intent to Adopt 3D Printing Techniques for Jet Engine Parts, Other Manufacturing

Alcoa Announces Intent to Adopt 3D Printing Techniques for Jet Engine Parts, Other Manufacturing

When it rains, it pours; companies are pouring in to welcome 3D printing techniques to their manufacturing processes. The latest to do so is Alcoa, which announced its new intentions on Tuesday, November 4, at its annual investor day presentation hosted at the New York Stock Exchange. Alcoa Inc. is best known as a global […]

When it rains, it pours; companies are pouring in to welcome 3D printing techniques to their manufacturing processes. The latest to do so is Alcoa, which announced its new intentions on Tuesday, November 4, at its annual investor day presentation hosted at the New...
First Full 3D Production Center in Canada to Launch Through Burloak

First Full 3D Production Center in Canada to Launch Through Burloak

In the next five years, we will see the establishment of Canada’s first full advanced manufacturing and production additive manufacturing center. This facility is being developed as part of a five-year, 11.5 million dollar strategic plan initiated by Burloak Engineered Solutions. Among the ‘firsts’ claimed by the facility will be the first production DMLS system […]

In the next five years, we will see the establishment of Canada’s first full advanced manufacturing and production additive manufacturing center. This facility is being developed as part of a five-year, 11.5 million dollar strategic plan initiated by Burloak...
Russian Company Aquarius To Purchase Equity Stake in 3D Printing & Materials Company Zecotek

Russian Company Aquarius To Purchase Equity Stake in 3D Printing & Materials Company Zecotek

The Russian computing company Acquarius has signed a letter of intent to take an equity position in the Canadian company Zecotek. An equity position is an investment that is made by an outside entity (in this case Acquarius) for which they then receive stock. This creates an ownership relationship between the companies. In this case, […]

The Russian computing company Acquarius has signed a letter of intent to take an equity position in the Canadian company Zecotek. An equity position is an investment that is made by an outside entity (in this case Acquarius) for which they then receive stock. This...
Future Business Models Within The Consumer 3D Printer Market

Future Business Models Within The Consumer 3D Printer Market

The growth of the 3D printing space has been very impressive over the last 18 months. There has been an explosion of interest coming from just about every direction. Consumers are buying more printers, the media seems to have an infatuation with the technology, and manufacturers are lusting after ways to incorporate 3D printing into […]

The growth of the 3D printing space has been very impressive over the last 18 months. There has been an explosion of interest coming from just about every direction. Consumers are buying more printers, the media seems to have an infatuation with the technology, and...
3D Systems Ranks in Top 20 of Forbes Magazine’s Most Innovative Growth Companies

3D Systems Ranks in Top 20 of Forbes Magazine’s Most Innovative Growth Companies

Forbes published its list of 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies recently. Three-dimensional printing company 3D Systems came in at no. 13 on the the company’s list, which focuses on firms with a market capitalization under $10 billion. Forbes releases the list annually and uses a formula called the Innovation Premium to figure out which companies make […]

Forbes published its list of 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies recently. Three-dimensional printing company 3D Systems came in at no. 13 on the the company’s list, which focuses on firms with a market capitalization under $10 billion. Forbes releases the list...
REALiz3D at the Forefront of the 3D Printing Revolution in India

REALiz3D at the Forefront of the 3D Printing Revolution in India

We can expect to hear a lot more from India in the near future. While the country is just making its appearance on the 3D printing world stage,  with a population of over 1.2 billion people we can be assured that once it’s well entrenched in the market, it will change the landscape of 3D printing in […]

We can expect to hear a lot more from India in the near future. While the country is just making its appearance on the 3D printing world stage,  with a population of over 1.2 billion people we can be assured that once it’s well entrenched in the market, it will change...

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