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3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: February 25, 2024

It’s another busy week of webinars and events in the AM industry, including Silicone Expo Europe in Amsterdam, an open house for Massivit in North America, and the AM for…

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Parts in the New Apple Watch Ultra to Reportedly be 3D Printed

According to a Medium post by financial analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who covers Apple for Hong Kong investment bank TF International, the next version of the Apple Watch Ultra will feature…

Former Nike Execs Invest in 3D Printed Shoe Startup HILOS in $3M Round

Among the 3D printed footwear startups that has received the most recent attention is HILOS. The Portland, Oregon company first attracted attention for its approach to 3D printing potentially more…

Leisure Care to Provide 3D Printed Insoles to All Employees via FitMyFoot

Custom orthotics are just one killer app for consumer and medical additive manufacturing (AM), with SmarTech Analysis projecting it as part of a segment that will reach nearly $1 billion…

INFACO Electric Shears Made Possible with Low-Cost SLS 3D Printing

French company INFACO S.A. got its start in 1984 when founder Daniel Delmas invented the first electric scissors, which won the Golden Palm Award for Best Innovation the next year….

adidas’ 4DFWD Review: 3D Printed Midsoles Really Bounce You Forward

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the adidas latest sneaker line to feature 3D printed midsoles, the 4DFWD. Well, my post must have made quite an impression on…

Furniture-Maker Launches First 3D Printed Lighting Collection from Sustainable Materials

Model No., started in Oakland, CA, in 2018, is a furniture manufacturer that uses PLA pellets derived from agricultural waste to 3D print made-to-order home furnishings. Model No.’s latest product…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 2, 2022: 3D Printers, Research, Tooling, & More

We’re starting off with news from Farsoon in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as the company has four new 3D printer models ready for the European market. Desktop Metal and…

Procter & Gamble Reveals How 3D Printing Improves Its Manufacturing Operations

The world largest manufacturers have already used 3D printing for some time, if not directly then through their supply chain partners. However, the value additive manufacturing (AM) provides is beginning…

Osprey Features Carbon’s 3D Printed Parts in New Backpack Line

I love Osprey as a brand. I have a backpack and a few packing cubes that are supremely well-engineered. Osprey backpacks are very high quality items and can last for…

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IKEA Introduces 3D Printed Consumer Line in Germany

Swedish furniture giant IKEA is embarking on another experiment in 3D printing, this time releasing a series of 3D printed décor under a new FLAMTRÄD product line. As reported by…

Appliance Maker Miele Offers 3D Printable Accessories on Thingiverse

Though it has yet to reach a widespread saturation point, we are slowly witnessing the birth of 3D printable replacement parts and accessories for consumer goods. The latest evidence of…

What is Metrology Part 7: GOM

This is an overview of the organization GOM and what it does in terms of 3D technology as well as scanning. It has an interesting value proposition in the way it wants to position itself within the market.