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EnvisionTEC Introduces New 3D Printer Models and Software Update at formnext

EnvisionTEC Introduces New 3D Printer Models and Software Update at formnext

This year’s formnext is about to begin, and even though we’ve been hearing announcements of innovative new products and 3D printers ahead of the show for months now, there are still plenty more to come as the event kicks off in Frankfurt. Global 3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC is there, and is introducing two larger, production-ready […]

This year’s formnext is about to begin, and even though we’ve been hearing announcements of innovative new products and 3D printers ahead of the show for months now, there are still plenty more to come as the event kicks off in Frankfurt. Global 3D printer...
MakeX Introduces Its First FDM 3D Printer, the MIGO

MakeX Introduces Its First FDM 3D Printer, the MIGO

When a company launches a new product on Kickstarter, it’s a good sign if that company has already run successful campaigns before, especially if they’re for similar products. Chinese company MakeX has already had two successful 3D printer campaigns, its first for the M-One DLP printer and the second for the M-Jewelry, also a DLP machine. […]

When a company launches a new product on Kickstarter, it’s a good sign if that company has already run successful campaigns before, especially if they’re for similar products. Chinese company MakeX has already had two successful 3D printer campaigns, its...
3D Printing Business: Verashape Introducing New VSHAPER 3D Printer at formnext, Sintratec Welcomes colorFabb as a Distributor

3D Printing Business: Verashape Introducing New VSHAPER 3D Printer at formnext, Sintratec Welcomes colorFabb as a Distributor

It’s been a pretty good year for Polish 3D printer manufacturer Verashape – its industrial VSHAPER Pro won a prestigious award, not long after the company attended its first foreign fair at Hannover Messe. Verashape also introduced a new distribution partner and a new reseller this year, and this winter it licensed Siemens PLM Software’s innovative Parasolid Communicator […]

It’s been a pretty good year for Polish 3D printer manufacturer Verashape – its industrial VSHAPER Pro won a prestigious award, not long after the company attended its first foreign fair at Hannover Messe. Verashape also introduced a new distribution...
Low Cost Selective Laser Sintering: The Innovator's Dilemma in Powder?

Low Cost Selective Laser Sintering: The Innovator's Dilemma in Powder?

Selective Laser Sintering is also called powder bed fusion and SLS. The SLS process sees a bed of polymer powder selectively sintered by a laser. A new layer is applied and this is then also hardened with unsintered powder acting as a support. Dominated by EOS Gmbh, SLS is probably the most high volume, high […]

Selective Laser Sintering is also called powder bed fusion and SLS. The SLS process sees a bed of polymer powder selectively sintered by a laser. A new layer is applied and this is then also hardened with unsintered powder acting as a support. Dominated by EOS Gmbh,...
US Coast Guard Researching Ways to Use 3D Printing to Improve Mission Readiness

US Coast Guard Researching Ways to Use 3D Printing to Improve Mission Readiness

The US Navy has used 3D printing technology on numerous occasions: to develop a missile component, a submarine hull, and a small clip to keep the clasps of handheld radios intact, among other examples, but we don’t hear much about whether the US Coast Guard is using the technology. 3D printing at sea has been […]

The US Navy has used 3D printing technology on numerous occasions: to develop a missile component, a submarine hull, and a small clip to keep the clasps of handheld radios intact, among other examples, but we don’t hear much about whether the US Coast Guard is...
B9Creations Releases New B9 Core 3D Printer Series Today, Featuring Production, Speed, Simplicity

B9Creations Releases New B9 Core 3D Printer Series Today, Featuring Production, Speed, Simplicity

High-resolution 3D printing leader B9Creations has a history of delivering exactly what they promise, which makes sense, since the company’s B9Creator 3D printer made the 3D Hubs 2016 3D Printer Guide as one of the Best Resin Printers. The South Dakota-based company released the B9 Model Curing System, as well as offering a Spanish version […]

High-resolution 3D printing leader B9Creations has a history of delivering exactly what they promise, which makes sense, since the company’s B9Creator 3D printer made the 3D Hubs 2016 3D Printer Guide as one of the Best Resin Printers. The South Dakota-based...
3D Hubs Releases 3D Printing Industry Trends Report for Q1 2017

3D Hubs Releases 3D Printing Industry Trends Report for Q1 2017

It seems as though it was just last week that 3D Hubs released their latest 3D Printing Industry Trends report, so I was startled by the realization that it’s already time for the next installment in the report, which switched to a quarterly format before its last release. Time flies, doesn’t it? There’s always something new in […]

It seems as though it was just last week that 3D Hubs released their latest 3D Printing Industry Trends report, so I was startled by the realization that it’s already time for the next installment in the report, which switched to a quarterly format before its...
Could Portability Bring New Power to 3D Printing?

Could Portability Bring New Power to 3D Printing?

I’m back from CES 2017, and my head is full of ideas. I’ll do a more formal wrap, but I thought I’d start with a few observations, and potentially, an “out there” opportunity. First a few insights about CES. 3D printing got smaller this year. Not only the the number of exhibitors, but also the […]

I’m back from CES 2017, and my head is full of ideas. I’ll do a more formal wrap, but I thought I’d start with a few observations, and potentially, an “out there” opportunity. First a few insights about CES. 3D printing got smaller this year. Not only the the number...
Why I Wasn't Bored at CES 2017

Why I Wasn't Bored at CES 2017

CES 2017 has come and gone and left us all with a smattering of new tech product announcements and (I know I’m not alone in this) a lingering bug from shaking a few too many hands at an event that pulled in somewhere north of 175,000 people to a city not known for its high standards […]

CES 2017 has come and gone and left us all with a smattering of new tech product announcements and (I know I’m not alone in this) a lingering bug from shaking a few too many hands at an event that pulled in somewhere north of 175,000 people to a city not known...
Polaroid Will Debut New 3D Printer Models and 3D Printing Pens at CES 2017

Polaroid Will Debut New 3D Printer Models and 3D Printing Pens at CES 2017

I was looking through some old memory boxes last month, and came across a stack of old, slightly discolored Polaroid photos from my 14th birthday party, and a wave of nostalgia hit me like a ton of bricks. Not only did it make me fondly remember my teenage years, I also remember how excited I […]

I was looking through some old memory boxes last month, and came across a stack of old, slightly discolored Polaroid photos from my 14th birthday party, and a wave of nostalgia hit me like a ton of bricks. Not only did it make me fondly remember my teenage years, I...
'Professional 3D Printing Made Accessible' -- A Few Questions For: Ultimaker

'Professional 3D Printing Made Accessible' -- A Few Questions For: Ultimaker

Just yesterday, Ultimaker, a company with an established reputation for excellence at the desktop, unveiled the now-available Ultimaker 3, the latest in their line of 3D printers. Set to build upon and enhance the offerings of their previous offerings, the Ultimaker 3 offers dual extrusion, swappable print cores, and additional features designed to set this […]

Just yesterday, Ultimaker, a company with an established reputation for excellence at the desktop, unveiled the now-available Ultimaker 3, the latest in their line of 3D printers. Set to build upon and enhance the offerings of their previous offerings, the Ultimaker 3...
Tiertime Announces the Global Release of the Compact, User-Friendly UP mini 2 3D Printer

Tiertime Announces the Global Release of the Compact, User-Friendly UP mini 2 3D Printer

Each January, a flood of new 3D printers are unveiled at CES – and then we wait. Some of the newly introduced products are released relatively quickly afterwards, while others seem to take forever to actually hit the shelves. This past January, Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Tiertime introduced their new UP mini 2 printer, and today the […]

Each January, a flood of new 3D printers are unveiled at CES – and then we wait. Some of the newly introduced products are released relatively quickly afterwards, while others seem to take forever to actually hit the shelves. This past January, Chinese 3D...
IDC Forecast Reports 20% Increase in 2015 US 3D Printer Shipments, Double-Digit Annual Growth Expected into 2020

IDC Forecast Reports 20% Increase in 2015 US 3D Printer Shipments, Double-Digit Annual Growth Expected into 2020

While a lot of the top 3D printer manufacturers continue to struggle to keep their stock prices afloat, the rest of the industry is doing surprisingly well. Low-cost desktop 3D printers continue to sell rapidly, primarily to small businesses looking to explore 3D printing technology without making major financial commitments. Additionally, large manufacturing companies are […]

While a lot of the top 3D printer manufacturers continue to struggle to keep their stock prices afloat, the rest of the industry is doing surprisingly well. Low-cost desktop 3D printers continue to sell rapidly, primarily to small businesses looking to explore 3D...
3D Printer Buying Guide 2016

3D Printer Buying Guide 2016

So you want to buy a 3D printer, but you don’t know where to start. I don’t blame you, there are a lot of 3D printers out there from a lot of manufacturers with names that you’ve never heard of, it is enough to confuse and scare off anyone. So we’ve put together a list […]

So you want to buy a 3D printer, but you don’t know where to start. I don’t blame you, there are a lot of 3D printers out there from a lot of manufacturers with names that you’ve never heard of, it is enough to confuse and scare off anyone. So we’ve put together a...
Global 3D Printer Market Up 19% in 2015 as Industrial and Commercial 3D Printer Sales Drop, XYZprinting Remains on Top

Global 3D Printer Market Up 19% in 2015 as Industrial and Commercial 3D Printer Sales Drop, XYZprinting Remains on Top

As desktop 3D printer sales started to soften at the end of 2014 and into 2015, many in the industry were predicting that the public’s love affair with 3D printing was over. The sense was that the industry would revert back to its focus on professional-grade 3D printers while desktop 3D printers remained a novelty. […]

As desktop 3D printer sales started to soften at the end of 2014 and into 2015, many in the industry were predicting that the public’s love affair with 3D printing was over. The sense was that the industry would revert back to its focus on professional-grade 3D...
3D Hubs Releases Worldwide 3D Printing Trends Report for April 2016

3D Hubs Releases Worldwide 3D Printing Trends Report for April 2016

The Monthly Trend Report from 3D Hubs is something I always look forward to for several reasons. One, this is a competitive marketplace and it’s just plain exciting to see who might be getting toppled out of the top five for any given category during any given month—and often with no given explanation. The report is never […]

The Monthly Trend Report from 3D Hubs is something I always look forward to for several reasons. One, this is a competitive marketplace and it’s just plain exciting to see who might be getting toppled out of the top five for any given category during any given...
UNIZ Technology Launches Kickstarter for Slash Consumer LCD-SLA 3D Printer for Under $1000

UNIZ Technology Launches Kickstarter for Slash Consumer LCD-SLA 3D Printer for Under $1000

It is starting to look like we’re entering a new phase of 3D printing that may make standard FDM desktop 3D printing virtually obsolete. Fused deposition modelling has pretty much been the desktop 3D printing industry standard since dedicated RepRap makers started working with the technology over a decade ago. Not only was the technology […]

It is starting to look like we’re entering a new phase of 3D printing that may make standard FDM desktop 3D printing virtually obsolete. Fused deposition modelling has pretty much been the desktop 3D printing industry standard since dedicated RepRap makers started...
It Doesn't Have to Be Sexy, It Just Has to Work: B9Creations Finds Success in Promising What They Can Deliver

It Doesn't Have to Be Sexy, It Just Has to Work: B9Creations Finds Success in Promising What They Can Deliver

3D printing, no one can deny, has been over-hyped. If there will eventually be a 3D printer in every home, that time is likely not within the next year, or even decade; the technology is not ubiquitous, and it may never be. There’s no denying, either, though, that 3D printing is an incredible technology that does have […]

3D printing, no one can deny, has been over-hyped. If there will eventually be a 3D printer in every home, that time is likely not within the next year, or even decade; the technology is not ubiquitous, and it may never be. There’s no denying, either, though,...
Polaroid's 3D Printer is Almost Ready to Go! On Display at iMakr's Desktop 3D Printing Show

Polaroid's 3D Printer is Almost Ready to Go! On Display at iMakr's Desktop 3D Printing Show

London’s iMakr Store offers what amounts to a “permanent tradeshow,” as CEO Eric Savant put it–and this past Thursday showed the store acting as an actual tradeshow, with the Desktop 3D Printing Show taking place for 6 hours, with more than 600 individuals registered to attend and more than a dozen companies showing off their […]

London’s iMakr Store offers what amounts to a “permanent tradeshow,” as CEO Eric Savant put it–and this past Thursday showed the store acting as an actual tradeshow, with the Desktop 3D Printing Show taking place for 6 hours, with more than 600...
iMakr's Desktop 3D Printing Show: Nonstop Action in 3D Printing & Scanning

iMakr's Desktop 3D Printing Show: Nonstop Action in 3D Printing & Scanning

For a city with millennia of history, London is singularly in tune with the future, as I relearned this past week in my first visit in a decade. I was headquartered for the week across the street from the world-famous British Museum, mere steps at any given point from the Rosetta Stone — but also […]

For a city with millennia of history, London is singularly in tune with the future, as I relearned this past week in my first visit in a decade. I was headquartered for the week across the street from the world-famous British Museum, mere steps at any given point from...
FELIX Printers Announces a New Line of 3D Printers with the FELIX Pro 1

FELIX Printers Announces a New Line of 3D Printers with the FELIX Pro 1

As new companies and industries continue to explore 3D printing and rapid prototyping, more and more of them are eschewing the larger, and often expensive, commercial-quality printers for lower-cost desktop models. Primarily new buyers are taking chances on ultra-low-cost starter 3D printers, however a lot of companies are making wiser investments in some of the […]

As new companies and industries continue to explore 3D printing and rapid prototyping, more and more of them are eschewing the larger, and often expensive, commercial-quality printers for lower-cost desktop models. Primarily new buyers are taking chances on...
Was Consumer 3D Printing a Fad or Were People Just Expecting Too Much? Hint: It’s Option Two

Was Consumer 3D Printing a Fad or Were People Just Expecting Too Much? Hint: It’s Option Two

A recent editorial on Straits Times was lamenting the fact that, according to one person, last Christmas’ 3D printers are now gathering dust. And considering the hard sell that 3D printer manufacturers were pushing in 2014 it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that there were going to be some disappointed first adopters. For anyone […]

A recent editorial on Straits Times was lamenting the fact that, according to one person, last Christmas’ 3D printers are now gathering dust. And considering the hard sell that 3D printer manufacturers were pushing in 2014 it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that...
3D Hubs Releases Worldwide 3D Printing Trends Report for October 2015

3D Hubs Releases Worldwide 3D Printing Trends Report for October 2015

As the cool air of autumn rolls into October, so do some crisp new numbers and facts from 3D Hubs in their Worldwide 3D Printing Trends Report. This month, there are, as always, some interesting items of notes regarding the who, what, and where in 3D printing trends. First of all, the number of 3D printing hubs just […]

As the cool air of autumn rolls into October, so do some crisp new numbers and facts from 3D Hubs in their Worldwide 3D Printing Trends Report. This month, there are, as always, some interesting items of notes regarding the who, what, and where in 3D printing trends....
New UL Safety Certifications Will Lead to Global Expansion for Shining 3D

New UL Safety Certifications Will Lead to Global Expansion for Shining 3D

Hangzhou, China-based Shining 3D, founded in 2004, has been making headlines recently for advances in 3D technology, including digitizing and printing. One of the leading 3D printing companies in China, Shining 3D has also been taking steps to globalize its presence, having raised $70 million in April to open a US-based subsidiary, among other strides […]

Hangzhou, China-based Shining 3D, founded in 2004, has been making headlines recently for advances in 3D technology, including digitizing and printing. One of the leading 3D printing companies in China, Shining 3D has also been taking steps to globalize its presence,...
3D Hubs Releases June 3D Printing Trends Report with a New Category & Kossel XL Shaking Up the Charts

3D Hubs Releases June 3D Printing Trends Report with a New Category & Kossel XL Shaking Up the Charts

It’s time for the monthly heads up from 3D Hubs, as they release 3D Printing Trends June 2015. Highlighting these trends is always something we look forward to as a point of interest, taking time to focus on current trends and how they are changing. It’s also important to know whether or not there are […]

It’s time for the monthly heads up from 3D Hubs, as they release 3D Printing Trends June 2015. Highlighting these trends is always something we look forward to as a point of interest, taking time to focus on current trends and how they are changing. It’s...
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