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3D Printing Stalwarts: 3D Systems

As what many would consider the inventor of 3D printing, 3D Systems probably has the most storied history in our industry. It began in 1986, when founder Chuck Hull was…

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…

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…

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…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed — February 25, 2017

Fabrisonic has received another patent for Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing. ‘Design your own 3D printed dolls’ startup MakieLab has been acquired by Disney. Cura, Ultimaker’s open source slicing software, has gotten a…

Making 3D Production Real: 3D Systems Unveils In-Depth Plans to Go from Prototyping to Production at IMTS

After a whirlwind of a tour in Chicago, I’m back home from IMTS 2016 — and let’s be very clear, the show was not kidding about its size. For all the 1.3…

The Reports of 3D Printing’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” – Mark Twain   Like most, I revel in the idea of an argument I can win, so when our editor-in-chief asked…

An Invaluable Resource for All: 3D Hubs Releases Definitive Guide to 3D Printing

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of 3D Hubs and all of their reports. Always well thought out and entertaining, I mainly look forward to seeing their data…

3MF Consortium Brings on ASTM International in Final Preparation for Standardized 3D Printing File Format

There’s just nothing like getting in on a good thing at the very beginning, and especially when you’ve had a hand in creating it yourself. Tech titans like Microsoft certainly know…

Celebrating Chuck Hull & the SLA-1 Original 3D Printer – Now a Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark

It’s a machine that many say is transforming the world as we know it. Others prefer to say it is the catalyst behind the next industrial revolution. The 3D printer…

NASA Tests Methane Propelled TurboPump as 3D Printing Continues to be Catalyst for Space Travel

Space travel and new technology travel together, both conceptually and literally. And if you want to be continually fascinated and challenged, just keep an eye on NASA, where they are…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — April 23

In this week’s 3D printing news we see a partnership forged between Latvia’s Mass Portal and Ohio’s DesignBox3D, for the distribution of Mass Portal’s high-quality 3D printers. Also, Autodesk has acquired…

3D Systems Set to Show Off Their Industrial 3D Printing Tech as Part of the Largest Hannover Messe 2016 US Business Delegation

After a brutal 2014 and 2015, 3D printing industry leader 3D Systems has been recently getting back to their roots by focusing more on their large stable of industrial 3D…

3D Systems Celebrates 30 Years in 3D Printing and Showcases Their Renewed Focus on Industrial Applications at AMUG 2016

Embattled 3D printing industry leader 3D Systems looks to be starting off 2016 in far better shape than many insiders expected. With recent, albeit rather minor, bumps in stock prices…

NewPro3D Hits CES 2016 to Show Off Their Super Fast ILI 3D Printer

After their very public spat with a rival light-cured resin 3D printer manufacturer in November, the Canada-based NewPro3D had been keeping a relatively low profile. While the company was almost…

MIT Technology Review: Voxel8 & 3D Systems Make the Cut in List of ‘50 Smartest Companies’

In our line of work, the MIT Technology Review’s 50 Smartest Companies is one of those delicious lists we get to take a little breather for, to immerse ourselves in,…

You Can Now See the First Ever 3D Printer — Invented by Chuck Hull — In the National Inventors Hall of Fame

Today, when you mention the name Charles (Chuck) Hull to the average individual, they probably have no clue who the heck you are talking about. However, if you were to…

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…

3D Systems Unveils CocoJet Chocolate 3D Printer At 2015 CES

With their CocoJet and ChefJet Pro series of 3D printers, 3D Systems is intent on delivering a whole new world of edible delights to what’s being called “culinary printing.” To that…

Inventor of 3D Printing, Chuck Hull, to be Inducted Into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Approximately 31 years ago, Chuck Hull woke his wife up out of bed to show her a tiny little object, that object, the first ever 3D print. It was a…