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TextileLab and Fabricademy: Interview with Anastasia Pistofidou on Sustainably 3D Printing Fashion

TextileLab and Fabricademy: Interview with Anastasia Pistofidou on Sustainably 3D Printing Fashion

Fashion and sustainability are two words that feel as antonyms nowadays. The mass production of clothing and ethically doubtful methods of manufacture give one of the biggest economic forces one of the top rankings of the most polluting sectors. This creates a...
The State and Future of 3D Printing at The End of 2018

The State and Future of 3D Printing at The End of 2018

For the first time, it seems patently obvious where 3D printing is heading. There is almost universal agreement on what is going on and what the future developments are to be. Its a comforting time in 3D Printing for everyone. I call 2018, the year of the clipboard because this year we go in the […]

For the first time, it seems patently obvious where 3D printing is heading. There is almost universal agreement on what is going on and what the future developments are to be. Its a comforting time in 3D Printing for everyone. I call 2018, the year of the clipboard...
3D Printing Used to Decorate Biodegradable KOFFINs that are Personalized for the Deceased

3D Printing Used to Decorate Biodegradable KOFFINs that are Personalized for the Deceased

While the way we live is vastly different from the way we did 100, 50, and even 20 years ago, the way we say goodbye to loved ones when they’ve passed away is still pretty much the same. Funerals are not easy for a number of reasons, but the last thing on anyone’s mind should […]

While the way we live is vastly different from the way we did 100, 50, and even 20 years ago, the way we say goodbye to loved ones when they’ve passed away is still pretty much the same. Funerals are not easy for a number of reasons, but the last thing on...
Twikit and BMW Offer Flashy Customization Options for Your Next Car

Twikit and BMW Offer Flashy Customization Options for Your Next Car

While many automotive manufacturers have been using 3D printing in their design and manufacturing processes, BMW has been a leader in the field, using the technology for over 25 years. The company has used 3D printing for everything from roof racks to more advanced concepts. There are plenty of reasons for BMW and other automotive […]

While many automotive manufacturers have been using 3D printing in their design and manufacturing processes, BMW has been a leader in the field, using the technology for over 25 years. The company has used 3D printing for everything from roof racks to more advanced...
Kite and Layer Team Up to Provide Customizable 3D Printed Eyewear

Kite and Layer Team Up to Provide Customizable 3D Printed Eyewear

Kite, an eyewear brand based in London, is partnering with Layer, industrial designer Benjamin Hubert‘s design agency, to provide 3D printed eyewear that fits the exact measurements of a customer’s face. The modular KiteONE eyewear range was officially launched last month at the DesignJunction contemporary interior design exhibition, which is part of the London Design Festival, though it won’t […]

Kite, an eyewear brand based in London, is partnering with Layer, industrial designer Benjamin Hubert‘s design agency, to provide 3D printed eyewear that fits the exact measurements of a customer’s face. The modular KiteONE eyewear range was officially...
Brooks Runs Happy with Personalized High-Performance Running Shoes

Brooks Runs Happy with Personalized High-Performance Running Shoes

As technologies continue to advance, they often focus on the human experience, and in maintaining and enhancing human agility. Footwear in particular is benefiting from trends toward not just customization, but personalization, as every foot and every gait is unique. Supporting each individual’s way of walking allows for a better overall experience, and companies like […]

As technologies continue to advance, they often focus on the human experience, and in maintaining and enhancing human agility. Footwear in particular is benefiting from trends toward not just customization, but personalization, as every foot and every gait is unique....
Flowbuilt Manufacturing Facility Can Bring 3D Printed Footwear to Market Faster Than Ever

Flowbuilt Manufacturing Facility Can Bring 3D Printed Footwear to Market Faster Than Ever

While 3D printed footwear, midsoles, and insoles are not new, there’s only one full-service footwear manufacturing facility in the US that provides mass customization to shoes through 3D printing: Washington-based Flowbuilt Manufacturing. The new Flowbuilt facility just opened its doors, and is filled with 3D printers, prototyping materials, and other cutting-edge technologies to solve today’s manufacturing […]

While 3D printed footwear, midsoles, and insoles are not new, there’s only one full-service footwear manufacturing facility in the US that provides mass customization to shoes through 3D printing: Washington-based Flowbuilt Manufacturing. The new Flowbuilt...
Comprehensive KCE Report Offers Framework and Overview of 3D Printed High-Risk Medical Devices

Comprehensive KCE Report Offers Framework and Overview of 3D Printed High-Risk Medical Devices

According to a new report, published under a Creative Commons license by the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Center (KCE), the combined medical and dental sectors make up the third largest 3D printing market, right after the industrial and aerospace sectors, accounting for roughly 13.1% of all 3D printing usage. 3D printing has definitely made a […]

According to a new report, published under a Creative Commons license by the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Center (KCE), the combined medical and dental sectors make up the third largest 3D printing market, right after the industrial and aerospace sectors, accounting...
Custom Copper Inductors Optimized for 3D Printing with Web-Based Configurator

Custom Copper Inductors Optimized for 3D Printing with Web-Based Configurator

Trinckle was founded in 2013 in Germany and has been making headlines ever since. Collaboration is at the core of what they do and their most recent venture is no exception. Having previously partnered with TNT Germany, Conrad Electronic, MeltWerk, Luxexcel, and Kuhn-Stoff, to name a few, they have now reached out to PROTIQ Marketplace in […]

Trinckle was founded in 2013 in Germany and has been making headlines ever since. Collaboration is at the core of what they do and their most recent venture is no exception. Having previously partnered with TNT Germany, Conrad Electronic, MeltWerk, Luxexcel, and...
Customize Your MINI in 2018 with 3D Printed and Laser Lettered Trim

Customize Your MINI in 2018 with 3D Printed and Laser Lettered Trim

One of the many benefits of 3D printing technology is its ability to bring customization to a multitude of products, from jewelry and clothes to tools and parts for bikes and cars. British premium auto manufacturer MINI, owned by BMW, is now offering its customers the chance to purchase select, 3D printed upgrade products, with […]

One of the many benefits of 3D printing technology is its ability to bring customization to a multitude of products, from jewelry and clothes to tools and parts for bikes and cars. British premium auto manufacturer MINI, owned by BMW, is now offering its customers the...
PieceMaker Announces Re-Launch as B2B 3D Printing Solutions and Product Customization Provider

PieceMaker Announces Re-Launch as B2B 3D Printing Solutions and Product Customization Provider

Pittsburgh-based startup PieceMaker, founded in 2013 by two Carnegie Mellon University graduate students and offering both retail and consumer 3D printing, first got its start in the wonderful world of toys. The company, which has a proprietary platform for AM content distribution and product customization, has partnered with several other big names, like Ford, Nickelodeon, and […]

Pittsburgh-based startup PieceMaker, founded in 2013 by two Carnegie Mellon University graduate students and offering both retail and consumer 3D printing, first got its start in the wonderful world of toys. The company, which has a proprietary platform for AM content...
Two of 3D Printing’s Biggest Lies

Two of 3D Printing’s Biggest Lies

“Complexity is free” and “the cost is flat” are two of the biggest lies in 3D printing. Neither is true, and I’m going to prove it. Right now. MARKETING AND SALES Say you open a 3D printing service bureau. You want to fill it with work, so you hire sales and marketing people to build […]

“Complexity is free” and “the cost is flat” are two of the biggest lies in 3D printing. Neither is true, and I’m going to prove it. Right now. MARKETING AND SALES Say you open a 3D printing service bureau. You want to fill it with work, so you...
Print+ Releases New DIY Headphone Kits: 3D Print the Parts at Home or Order Through 3D Hubs

Print+ Releases New DIY Headphone Kits: 3D Print the Parts at Home or Order Through 3D Hubs

I hate earbuds, as I don’t relish the idea of having to jam a tiny piece of plastic into my ear in order to talk on the phone or listen to music…and, just like my distaste for chocolate chip cookies and cheeseburgers apparently makes me un-American, this fact probably makes me un-millennial. But luckily, 3D […]

I hate earbuds, as I don’t relish the idea of having to jam a tiny piece of plastic into my ear in order to talk on the phone or listen to music…and, just like my distaste for chocolate chip cookies and cheeseburgers apparently makes me un-American, this...
Daimler Buses 3D Printing Parts for Replacement, Small Series Production, Special Customer Requests

Daimler Buses 3D Printing Parts for Replacement, Small Series Production, Special Customer Requests

Leading automotive manufacturer Daimler AG has fully integrated 3D printing technology into the development process and series production for its commercial vehicles segment. The manufacturer recently teamed up with Premium AEROTEC and EOS to work on developing and implementing next-generation industrial additive manufacturing, and Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, put its commercial 3D printers to […]

Leading automotive manufacturer Daimler AG has fully integrated 3D printing technology into the development process and series production for its commercial vehicles segment. The manufacturer recently teamed up with Premium AEROTEC and EOS to work on developing and...
Knockout Concepts Packs a Punch in 3D Scanning Software

Knockout Concepts Packs a Punch in 3D Scanning Software

About a month ago, I was in Columbus, Ohio to see 3D technologies come together in a community-driven project that showcased local brewmasters in the Tap Takeover event spearheaded by Knockout Concepts. The 3D scanning software company turned to nearby IC3D for 3D printing capabilities as well as local artist Kendric Tonn to paint the beer taps […]

About a month ago, I was in Columbus, Ohio to see 3D technologies come together in a community-driven project that showcased local brewmasters in the Tap Takeover event spearheaded by Knockout Concepts. The 3D scanning software company turned to nearby IC3D for 3D...
Voodoo Manufacturing Announces the Launch of New Print API and Partner Program

Voodoo Manufacturing Announces the Launch of New Print API and Partner Program

It’s only been a month since Brooklyn-based startup Voodoo Manufacturing, one of the biggest high-volume 3D printing factories in the state of New York, announced that it had received $1.4 million in seed funding from investment company KPCB Edge, and that it had joined the Winter 2017 batch for startup investment firm Y Combinator. With […]

It’s only been a month since Brooklyn-based startup Voodoo Manufacturing, one of the biggest high-volume 3D printing factories in the state of New York, announced that it had received $1.4 million in seed funding from investment company KPCB Edge, and that it...
trinckle 3D and Kuhn-Stoff Form a Gripping 3D Printing Partnership

trinckle 3D and Kuhn-Stoff Form a Gripping 3D Printing Partnership

The first online 3D printing service provider in Germany, trinckle 3D, got its start in 2013, and soon after, really ingratiated itself with users by offering a free error detection service. After receiving €700,000 in a round of financing, the company got busy building up its core customization software, the paramate platform, which allows for customer-specific adaptations […]

The first online 3D printing service provider in Germany, trinckle 3D, got its start in 2013, and soon after, really ingratiated itself with users by offering a free error detection service. After receiving €700,000 in a round of financing, the company got busy...
3D Printing a Path to Sartorial Perfection: Tailors Mark Uses 3D Technology for Better Fit

3D Printing a Path to Sartorial Perfection: Tailors Mark Uses 3D Technology for Better Fit

Even for people who are reasonably satisfied with their own bodies, clothes shopping can leave you with the impression that you are a malformed freak of nature. For those who have the opportunity to have clothing tailored, the realization that we are all beautiful if our clothes would just fit us right is very satisfying. […]

Even for people who are reasonably satisfied with their own bodies, clothes shopping can leave you with the impression that you are a malformed freak of nature. For those who have the opportunity to have clothing tailored, the realization that we are all beautiful if...
Customization is Key — A Few Questions For: Leopoly

Customization is Key — A Few Questions For: Leopoly

One of the aspects of 3D technologies that often appeals to new adopters is its ease of customization; 3D design templates allow for incredible freedom in creating one-off or low-volume customized products, made to represent exactly the image a consumer or company wishes to present. This factor has paved the way in uses both practical […]

One of the aspects of 3D technologies that often appeals to new adopters is its ease of customization; 3D design templates allow for incredible freedom in creating one-off or low-volume customized products, made to represent exactly the image a consumer or company...
Why W23DP Is The Critical Next Step In 3D Printing

Why W23DP Is The Critical Next Step In 3D Printing

A few weeks ago I was invited to attend a private event for 3D printing industry analysts and press. Our hosts put on an amazing show. It was also a fantastic opportunity to connect with some of the biggest names in the industry. Frankly, I was humbled to even be invited, much less interact with […]

A few weeks ago I was invited to attend a private event for 3D printing industry analysts and press. Our hosts put on an amazing show. It was also a fantastic opportunity to connect with some of the biggest names in the industry. Frankly, I was humbled to even be...
You Can Integrate 3D Printing into Every Company Department

You Can Integrate 3D Printing into Every Company Department

As 3D printing grows, more businesses have expressed an interest in integrating the technology into their operations. But, if you don’t directly work in a business environment that needs to 3D design and print items, how else can you incorporate the technology into your business? One fact is certainly on your side in all this: the […]

As 3D printing grows, more businesses have expressed an interest in integrating the technology into their operations. But, if you don’t directly work in a business environment that needs to 3D design and print items, how else can you incorporate the technology...
3D Design Platform Kwambio Re-Launches with New Designers and a New Creative Director

3D Design Platform Kwambio Re-Launches with New Designers and a New Creative Director

Lots of 3D printing platform/marketplaces pop up on a regular basis, but few cause the kind of buzz that Kwambio did when it officially launched last year. Like other marketplaces, customers could shop from a wide variety of 3D printable items, but what made Kwambio unique was that users could tweak and personalize any of the […]

Lots of 3D printing platform/marketplaces pop up on a regular basis, but few cause the kind of buzz that Kwambio did when it officially launched last year. Like other marketplaces, customers could shop from a wide variety of 3D printable items, but what made Kwambio...
Trove Offers 3D Printed Jewelry That’s Perfect Just for You

Trove Offers 3D Printed Jewelry That’s Perfect Just for You

The way that human beings decorate their bodies has long been a significant component of both individual expression and social identity. People have found a myriad of ways to express ideas, stature, and personalities through various modifications of painting (makeup and tattoos), costume (masks and clothing), and jewelry (rings and piercings). The messages and meanings of these adornments continually shift, […]

The way that human beings decorate their bodies has long been a significant component of both individual expression and social identity. People have found a myriad of ways to express ideas, stature, and personalities through various modifications of painting (makeup...
3D Systems to Host Webinar on Customized Prosthetics November 17th

3D Systems to Host Webinar on Customized Prosthetics November 17th

On November 2nd, 2013, 23-year-old Nova Scotia resident Natasha Hope-Simpson was leaving a pub when she was struck by a car. The driver fled the scene, leaving Hope-Simpson with a badly mangled leg that, ultimately, had to be amputated from the knee down. Months later, after being released from the hospital, she visited her alma mater, the Nova Scotia […]

On November 2nd, 2013, 23-year-old Nova Scotia resident Natasha Hope-Simpson was leaving a pub when she was struck by a car. The driver fled the scene, leaving Hope-Simpson with a badly mangled leg that, ultimately, had to be amputated from the knee down. Months...
Shapeways’ New CustomMaker Feature a Possible Game Changer for Shop Owners

Shapeways’ New CustomMaker Feature a Possible Game Changer for Shop Owners

Customization is central to unlocking the promise of 3D printing technology, and now Shapeways says they’re rolling out an “incredibly powerful tool to make products more personal and meaningful to a shopper.” With CustomMaker, the challenge of customizing models by hand now goes from time-consuming and technically oriented to, well, not those things. No more […]

Customization is central to unlocking the promise of 3D printing technology, and now Shapeways says they’re rolling out an “incredibly powerful tool to make products more personal and meaningful to a shopper.” With CustomMaker, the challenge of customizing...
The Daihatsu Copen Roadster is a Modular Car Featuring 3D Printed Custom Parts

The Daihatsu Copen Roadster is a Modular Car Featuring 3D Printed Custom Parts

3D printing has lead to the customization of products within all sorts of markets. We’ve seen custom clothing, custom prosthetic hands and arms, and even custom jewelry come about due to this ever popular technology. Now, one company has used 3D printing to create custom modules for their vehicles. Those living in Japan are very […]

3D printing has lead to the customization of products within all sorts of markets. We’ve seen custom clothing, custom prosthetic hands and arms, and even custom jewelry come about due to this ever popular technology. Now, one company has used 3D printing to...
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