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

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 new update. 3D scanning company Artec has partnered with Threeding to digitize and make available digital paleontology models. Nanogrande and CRITIM announce a $1.6 Million R&D […]

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

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 million square feet of show floor, though, what held my interest in the two days I was there was much more compact, as 3D printing […]

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 million square feet of show floor, though, what held my interest in the two days I was there was...
The Reports of 3D Printing's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

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 if I’d like to take on the latest codswallop (yes, she really uses that word) regarding the impending apocalypse of 3D printing, I was all […]

“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 if I’d like to take on the latest codswallop (yes, she really uses that word) regarding the impending...
An Invaluable Resource for All: 3D Hubs Releases Definitive Guide to 3D Printing

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 reports on monthly industry trends which truly offer a continual education. Taking that one massive step further for users around the world, now they’ve released The […]

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 reports on monthly industry trends which truly offer a continual education. Taking that one massive step further...
3MF Consortium Brings on ASTM International in Final Preparation for Standardized 3D Printing File Format

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 what that’s all about, entering a lawless technological land where no one has really walked before. Innovation is allowed to spring forth wildly with no […]

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 what that’s all about, entering a lawless technological land where no one has really...
Celebrating Chuck Hull & the SLA-1 Original 3D Printer – Now a Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark

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 is changing lives; the 3D printer is saving lives. It’s the rock star of the high-tech world for sure, created by Chuck Hull, co-founder and […]

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 is changing lives; the 3D printer is saving lives. It’s the rock star of the high-tech world for sure,...
NASA Tests Methane Propelled TurboPump as 3D Printing Continues to be Catalyst for Space Travel

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 today using 3D printing for creating a multitude of components which may be responsible for getting us to places like Mars much faster, and perhaps […]

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 today using 3D printing for creating a multitude of components which may be...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- April 23

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 Solid Angle, in an effort to get more into the 3D animation game. Two awards were presented this week in the 3D printing space. One […]

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 Solid Angle, in an effort to get more...
3D Systems Set to Show Off Their Industrial 3D Printing Tech as Part of the Largest Hannover Messe 2016 US Business Delegation

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 printer options. After exiting the desktop market entirely, the company has been setting themselves up as the place to go for industrial 3D printing applications. […]

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 printer options. After exiting the desktop market entirely, the company has been setting...
3D Systems Celebrates 30 Years in 3D Printing and Showcases Their Renewed Focus on Industrial Applications at AMUG 2016

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 to $14 a share up from a dismal $6.2 a share in January, a surprisingly solid 2015 fourth quarter and the unceremonious and wise abandonment […]

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 to $14 a share up from a dismal $6.2 a share in January, a surprisingly solid 2015...
NewPro3D Hits CES 2016 to Show Off Their Super Fast ILI 3D Printer

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 two years old, and had the advanced SLA 3D printing technology to show for it, they weren’t really at the point where they wanted to […]

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 two years old, and had the advanced SLA 3D printing technology to show...
MIT Technology Review: Voxel8 & 3D Systems Make the Cut in List of ‘50 Smartest Companies'

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, reveling in the nearly out-of-this-world achievements of so many superstar companies. Many were also once startups, small glimmers and sparks, working out of garages and […]

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, reveling in the nearly out-of-this-world achievements of so many superstar companies. Many were also...
You Can Now See the First Ever 3D Printer -- Invented by Chuck Hull -- In the National Inventors Hall of Fame

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 mention this name to someone who is as enthused about additive manufacturing/3D printing as I am, they will probably know that he is the Thomas […]

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 mention this name to someone who is as enthused about additive manufacturing/3D printing as I am,...
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...
3D Systems Unveils CocoJet Chocolate 3D Printer At 2015 CES

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 end, 3D Systems announced today that the CocoJet, a chocolate 3D printer developed in collaboration with The Hershey Company, will be prominently featured at the […]

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 end, 3D Systems announced today that the CocoJet, a chocolate 3D printer...
Inventor of 3D Printing, Chuck Hull, to be Inducted Into National Inventors Hall of Fame

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 small cup that Hull had printed using his invention, a 3D printer. Back in 1983, it was hard to realize the impact that this invention […]

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 small cup that Hull had printed using his invention, a 3D printer. Back in 1983, it was hard to realize the impact that...
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