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R&D Tax Credit Aspects of Automobile and Truck Parts

The automobile and truck is industry is one of the largest industries in the world. Companies are always looking for the next best thing to stay ahead in the competition…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…