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New "Crackers" Will Drive 3D Printer Plastics R&D

New "Crackers" Will Drive 3D Printer Plastics R&D

According to Forbes.com, plastic is the most dominant 3D printing material, accounting for 73% of all 3D printing materials used. The good news for the 3D plastics sector is that the US is making unprecedented investments in massive ethylene cracker manufacturing plants that produce plastic. Since 2010, over $150bn has been invested in US chemical […]

According to Forbes.com, plastic is the most dominant 3D printing material, accounting for 73% of all 3D printing materials used. The good news for the 3D plastics sector is that the US is making unprecedented investments in massive ethylene cracker manufacturing...
3D Printing Among Advanced Technologies Newly Appointed Ford President & CEO Looks to for Motor Giant's Future

3D Printing Among Advanced Technologies Newly Appointed Ford President & CEO Looks to for Motor Giant's Future

Do you remember your first car? Mine was a little green Ford Contour, which I adored and named Baby. My parents purchased the secondhand car when I was 18, and I drove Baby until it couldn’t drive anymore, may it rest in peace. It was a great car, which is to be expected from the […]

Do you remember your first car? Mine was a little green Ford Contour, which I adored and named Baby. My parents purchased the secondhand car when I was 18, and I drove Baby until it couldn’t drive anymore, may it rest in peace. It was a great car, which is to be...
3D Printing Enhances Lightweighting & Personalization in Automotive Manufacture as Ford Pilots Stratasys' Infinite Build 3D Printer

3D Printing Enhances Lightweighting & Personalization in Automotive Manufacture as Ford Pilots Stratasys' Infinite Build 3D Printer

Automotive and aerospace are two industries that are significantly benefiting from 3D printing technologies, and it was in fact with these two applications in mind that Stratasys announced the development of its 3D Demonstrators that first debuted at IMTS back in September. Along with aerospace giant Boeing, Ford Motor Company was noted to be working […]

Automotive and aerospace are two industries that are significantly benefiting from 3D printing technologies, and it was in fact with these two applications in mind that Stratasys announced the development of its 3D Demonstrators that first debuted at IMTS back in...
Stratasys to Unveil Groundbreaking New Infinite Build and Robotic Composite 3D Printing Demonstrators at IMTS

Stratasys to Unveil Groundbreaking New Infinite Build and Robotic Composite 3D Printing Demonstrators at IMTS

If there’s one company that most people would trust to give 3D printing advice, it’s likely Stratasys. The company has been around since the early days of 3D printing, and has been responsible for some of the industry’s biggest breakthroughs and milestones. They’ve grown into a huge multinational corporation with influence in nearly every major […]

If there’s one company that most people would trust to give 3D printing advice, it’s likely Stratasys. The company has been around since the early days of 3D printing, and has been responsible for some of the industry’s biggest breakthroughs and...
Ford Announces Plan to Have Automated Driverless Cars on the Road by 2021

Ford Announces Plan to Have Automated Driverless Cars on the Road by 2021

A lot can happen in five years, although that amount of time seems to fly past nowadays. 2011 seems almost disturbingly recent, so 2021 might as well be just around the corner – which makes Ford‘s assertion that they will have automated, driverless vehicles on the road by that time even crazier to think about. Despite the […]

A lot can happen in five years, although that amount of time seems to fly past nowadays. 2011 seems almost disturbingly recent, so 2021 might as well be just around the corner – which makes Ford‘s assertion that they will have automated, driverless...
Sculpteo Gives Us the Lowdown on Carbon’s Rigid Polyurethane Resin in New Q&A

Sculpteo Gives Us the Lowdown on Carbon’s Rigid Polyurethane Resin in New Q&A

It’s been well over a year since Carbon had the entire 3D printing industry clamoring in excitement about their exhilaratingly fast and potentially revolutionary Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology, which was unveiled by CEO Joseph DeSimone during a TED Talk back in March 2015. Earlier this year, we finally received the first impressions of Carbon’s M1 […]

It’s been well over a year since Carbon had the entire 3D printing industry clamoring in excitement about their exhilaratingly fast and potentially revolutionary Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology, which was unveiled by CEO Joseph DeSimone during...
The Revolution Arrives: Carbon Releases M1 Commercial 3D Printer with CLIP Technology & New Resins

The Revolution Arrives: Carbon Releases M1 Commercial 3D Printer with CLIP Technology & New Resins

While the rest of the industry has been waiting eagerly, mere recipients of little morsels and teasers here and there regarding Carbon and their new CLIP technology, a most select early group of customers has been privy to what should prove to be the incredible new commercial 3D printer we’ve all been waiting for: the […]

While the rest of the industry has been waiting eagerly, mere recipients of little morsels and teasers here and there regarding Carbon and their new CLIP technology, a most select early group of customers has been privy to what should prove to be the incredible new...
PieceMaker Hits Toy Fair 2016, Announces New Deal with Ford and New Metal 3D Printing Kiosks

PieceMaker Hits Toy Fair 2016, Announces New Deal with Ford and New Metal 3D Printing Kiosks

PieceMaker has been having quite the year since they launched their new, high-tech 3D printable toy kiosks at last year’s Toy Fair in New York. Not only were their in-store customizable toy machines a huge hit at the show, but they very quickly signed a deal with toy retail giant Toys R Us to bring […]

PieceMaker has been having quite the year since they launched their new, high-tech 3D printable toy kiosks at last year’s Toy Fair in New York. Not only were their in-store customizable toy machines a huge hit at the show, but they very quickly signed a deal with toy...
3D Technology-Powered Self-Driving Cars Will Be a Personal Privacy Nightmare

3D Technology-Powered Self-Driving Cars Will Be a Personal Privacy Nightmare

With virtually every car manufacturer on the planet heavily investing in the development or research of self-driving or assistive driving technology, driverless cars are virtually guaranteed to play a huge role in the future of transportation. Despite growing mistrust of the technology and an inability of self-driving cars to reliably function in rain or winter […]

With virtually every car manufacturer on the planet heavily investing in the development or research of self-driving or assistive driving technology, driverless cars are virtually guaranteed to play a huge role in the future of transportation. Despite growing mistrust...
Ford Testing New Driverless Cars in Blizzard Conditions Using 3D Imaging and LiDar

Ford Testing New Driverless Cars in Blizzard Conditions Using 3D Imaging and LiDar

Would you trust your car to drive itself? That is a question that hangs over the auto and tech industries’ efforts to build fleets of autonomous cars like a dark stormcloud, literally. The number of people who would be willing to trust a driverless car is already extremely low, but when you add bad weather […]

Would you trust your car to drive itself? That is a question that hangs over the auto and tech industries’ efforts to build fleets of autonomous cars like a dark stormcloud, literally. The number of people who would be willing to trust a driverless car is...
3D Printing Helped Make the Stunning All-New Ford GT a Showstopper

3D Printing Helped Make the Stunning All-New Ford GT a Showstopper

Car manufacturers have long been fans of 3D printing technology, and it is not unreasonable to suggest that the 3D printer sitting on your desk probably wouldn’t be there today without that early support. There is probably no industry on the planet that spends more time and money developing prototypes over and over again until […]

Car manufacturers have long been fans of 3D printing technology, and it is not unreasonable to suggest that the 3D printer sitting on your desk probably wouldn’t be there today without that early support. There is probably no industry on the planet that spends more...
Ford's Beech Daly Technical Center Uses 3D Printed Tools to Enhance the 3D Printing Process

Ford's Beech Daly Technical Center Uses 3D Printed Tools to Enhance the 3D Printing Process

It’s no secret that Ford Motor Company has been interested in examining the myriad benefits additive manufacturing technology has to offer. The company sees 3D printing involved in the future of the automotive industry, and is putting its money where its mouth is through ongoing use of the technology. While key uses for additive manufacturing […]

It’s no secret that Ford Motor Company has been interested in examining the myriad benefits additive manufacturing technology has to offer. The company sees 3D printing involved in the future of the automotive industry, and is putting its money where its mouth...
Ford Is Now Using Carbon3D's CLIP 3D Printers With Astonishing Results While Researching New Materials

Ford Is Now Using Carbon3D's CLIP 3D Printers With Astonishing Results While Researching New Materials

The Silicon Valley startup, Carbon3D, has been in the headlines a lot lately. Following their launch out of stealth mode earlier in the year with their Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology, Carbon3D has blown many within the industry away with the promise of fast, accurate 3D printing, using photosensitive resins. Just yesterday we did […]

The Silicon Valley startup, Carbon3D, has been in the headlines a lot lately. Following their launch out of stealth mode earlier in the year with their Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology, Carbon3D has blown many within the industry away with the...
Ford Launches Online 3D Printed Model Car Shop - Print Your Favorite Ford Car or Truck Today

Ford Launches Online 3D Printed Model Car Shop - Print Your Favorite Ford Car or Truck Today

The automobile industry has long been known to be one of the most aggressive when it comes to using 3D printing technology. In fact, car manufacturers were some of the very first businesses to utilize 3D printing in order to rapidly prototype various automobile parts and designs. This has been going on literally for decades, but […]

The automobile industry has long been known to be one of the most aggressive when it comes to using 3D printing technology. In fact, car manufacturers were some of the very first businesses to utilize 3D printing in order to rapidly prototype various automobile parts...
Ford Throws 3D Printed Racing Parts into the Deep End at the 24 Hours of Daytona Race

Ford Throws 3D Printed Racing Parts into the Deep End at the 24 Hours of Daytona Race

The 24 Hours of Daytona is the sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. Run on a 3.56-mile-long road course, it’s the first major automobile race of the year in the United States. It’s one leg of the what’s known as the Triple Crown of endurance racing, along with Sebring […]

The 24 Hours of Daytona is the sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. Run on a 3.56-mile-long road course, it’s the first major automobile race of the year in the United States. It’s one leg of the...
Ford Sees 3D Printing as Part of the Future of Car Design & End-use Vehicle Components

Ford Sees 3D Printing as Part of the Future of Car Design & End-use Vehicle Components

3D printing is already a nearly ubiquitous part of many large-scale design processes, and automotive companies like Ford have been some of the earliest adopters of the technology. The ability to produce samples and prototypes rapidly has drastically shaved the amount of time a product requires to develop and helped produce higher quality products. But […]

3D printing is already a nearly ubiquitous part of many large-scale design processes, and automotive companies like Ford have been some of the earliest adopters of the technology. The ability to produce samples and prototypes rapidly has drastically shaved the amount...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- March 7, 2015

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- March 7, 2015

Warning: all of this week’s creative ideas may give you the bug to buy or win a 3D printer of your own…and you can do just that by entering Ultimaker’s giveaway contest on their Facebook page. Yes, that’s correct. They are giving away two free 3D printers to you and a friend, as a way […]

Warning: all of this week’s creative ideas may give you the bug to buy or win a 3D printer of your own…and you can do just that by entering Ultimaker’s giveaway contest on their Facebook page. Yes, that’s correct. They are giving away two free...
Will 3D Printing Reduce the Need for Fossil Fuels in Consumer Vehicles?

Will 3D Printing Reduce the Need for Fossil Fuels in Consumer Vehicles?

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you know that there are a lot of people screaming and yelling about oil prices and fossil fuels in general. Some are frightened because they see the prices rising, others because they worry that the supplies will run out leaving us empty handed, and still more are […]

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you know that there are a lot of people screaming and yelling about oil prices and fossil fuels in general. Some are frightened because they see the prices rising, others because they worry that the supplies will run out...

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