formnext 2017

3DSIM CEO: ANSYS Acquisition Expands Access to Simulation in Additive Manufacturing

3DSIM CEO: ANSYS Acquisition Expands Access to Simulation in Additive Manufacturing

While much of the news to emerge from last week’s thunderous formnext in Frankfurt was released, or at least suggested, ahead of the tumult of the event itself, some could not be made until the final signatures were on the last of the paperwork. During the show itself, Utah-based 3DSIM formally announced its acquisition by […]

While much of the news to emerge from last week’s thunderous formnext in Frankfurt was released, or at least suggested, ahead of the tumult of the event itself, some could not be made until the final signatures were on the last of the paperwork. During the show...
3D Printing News Briefs: November 21, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 21, 2017

Today in 3D Printing News Briefs, business is taking the focus. At formnext last week, DyeMansion and EOS announced a strategic partnership, and DSM Somos has partnered with UnionTech for materials distribution. Proto Labs will acquire RAPID Manufacturing Group, while TechShop closes its doors due to bankruptcy. SLM Solutions receives a large order for its […]

Today in 3D Printing News Briefs, business is taking the focus. At formnext last week, DyeMansion and EOS announced a strategic partnership, and DSM Somos has partnered with UnionTech for materials distribution. Proto Labs will acquire RAPID Manufacturing Group, while...
3D Printing While Female: 2017

3D Printing While Female: 2017

The 3D printing industry has a problem. It’s not a unique problem, particularly when looking to any sector of the greater manufacturing industry. Additive manufacturing has a diversity problem. It’s not exactly a secret that there are more men than women involved in manufacturing in general; this has been a longstanding fact of employment around […]

The 3D printing industry has a problem. It’s not a unique problem, particularly when looking to any sector of the greater manufacturing industry. Additive manufacturing has a diversity problem. It’s not exactly a secret that there are more men than women involved in...
Nanoscribe Combines 3D Micro-Printing Technology and Conventional Series Production

Nanoscribe Combines 3D Micro-Printing Technology and Conventional Series Production

I’d be lying if I said that nanotechnology and 3D micro printing didn’t completely astound me – it’s amazing that objects which are so tiny can be so valuable. Nanoprinting could have a large impact on fields like electronics and medical, and Germany-based Nanoscribe is an expert when it comes to microfabrication in 3D printing. […]

I’d be lying if I said that nanotechnology and 3D micro printing didn’t completely astound me – it’s amazing that objects which are so tiny can be so valuable. Nanoprinting could have a large impact on fields like electronics and medical, and...
A Journey About the Part: XJet Leverages Additive Manufacturing Expertise for Production

A Journey About the Part: XJet Leverages Additive Manufacturing Expertise for Production

Israel-based XJet draws from about as much experience as a company can have in additive manufacturing, bringing decades of know-how into a decades-old industry. Hanan Gothait, the company’s CEO, noted during the XJet press conference at formnext 2017 that he “was the founder of a company called Objet.” That humble introduction of a company that […]

Israel-based XJet draws from about as much experience as a company can have in additive manufacturing, bringing decades of know-how into a decades-old industry. Hanan Gothait, the company’s CEO, noted during the XJet press conference at formnext 2017 that he...
BeAM: DED Industrial Solutions Bring Additive Manufacturing to Complement Traditional Industry

BeAM: DED Industrial Solutions Bring Additive Manufacturing to Complement Traditional Industry

At formnext 2017, France-based BeAM brought its latest introductions, including the first public appearance of the Modulo 400 metal additive manufacturing system and Vincent Gillet, the company’s new CEO. The opportunity to see both for the first time was too good to miss, and the frequent hum of activity at the company’s booth showed that […]

At formnext 2017, France-based BeAM brought its latest introductions, including the first public appearance of the Modulo 400 metal additive manufacturing system and Vincent Gillet, the company’s new CEO. The opportunity to see both for the first time was too good to...
Materials Giant DSM Focuses on Bringing It All Together in 3D Printing

Materials Giant DSM Focuses on Bringing It All Together in 3D Printing

As formnext 2017 gathered together a record number of attendees and exhibitors to Frankfurt, a number of shifts could be seen. Sheer numbers are impressive, but in the numbers from this year’s event was something of even greater import: quality. “There has been a nice shift this year,” DSM VP of Additive Manufacturing Hugo da […]

As formnext 2017 gathered together a record number of attendees and exhibitors to Frankfurt, a number of shifts could be seen. Sheer numbers are impressive, but in the numbers from this year’s event was something of even greater import: quality. “There has been...
formnext 2017

formnext 2017

In only its third year, formnext has quickly become the additive manufacturing event in Europe to see and to be seen. I attended last year’s formnext and shared here the impression it made. In my view, it was the most impactful additive manufacturing industry event in Europe that I had attended in my 30+ years of going to them. […]

In only its third year, formnext has quickly become the additive manufacturing event in Europe to see and to be seen. I attended last year’s formnext and shared here the impression it made. In my view, it was the most impactful additive manufacturing industry event in...
Maturation in 3D Printing Evident in Expansion at formnext 2017

Maturation in 3D Printing Evident in Expansion at formnext 2017

Frankfurt played host from November 14th through 17th to tens of thousands of members of the 3D printing community. According to the organizers behind formnext 2017, more than 21,492 attendees walked the two halls making up this year’s event, visiting with 470 exhibiting companies for conversations spanning booths, conference presentations, hallway encounters, scheduled interviews, impromptu […]

Frankfurt played host from November 14th through 17th to tens of thousands of members of the 3D printing community. According to the organizers behind formnext 2017, more than 21,492 attendees walked the two halls making up this year’s event, visiting with 470...
The Journey with GE Additive: Concept Laser CEO Details Plans for Metal Additive Manufacturing

The Journey with GE Additive: Concept Laser CEO Details Plans for Metal Additive Manufacturing

We’ve been expecting big things since mid-2016 when global giant General Electric (GE) announced its billion-dollar intentions in the additive manufacturing industry. With more big names getting into 3D printing, growth in the industry has seen an undeniable pickup of momentum. 3D printing is growing up, and major investments from major players are a key […]

We’ve been expecting big things since mid-2016 when global giant General Electric (GE) announced its billion-dollar intentions in the additive manufacturing industry. With more big names getting into 3D printing, growth in the industry has seen an undeniable pickup of...
3D Printing News Briefs: November 17, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 17, 2017

We’re starting off with the business end of things in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some software news, a 3D printing handbook, and a new 3D printing material. The Dubai RTA has introduced new 3D printing initiatives, while Optomec announces a sales partnership with CNC Software and ESUN enters a strategic sales and […]

We’re starting off with the business end of things in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some software news, a 3D printing handbook, and a new 3D printing material. The Dubai RTA has introduced new 3D printing initiatives, while Optomec announces...
SABIC Showcases New THERMOCOMP AM Compounds and 3D Printed Yacht Hull at formnext

SABIC Showcases New THERMOCOMP AM Compounds and 3D Printed Yacht Hull at formnext

Global chemical company SABIC, headquartered in Saudi Arabia, unveiled a dizzying amount of new materials at the RAPID + TCT show in May, reaffirming its strong commitment to the 3D printing industry. The company also brought the new materials to formnext 2017 in Frankfurt this week to introduce them to the European market, showcasing both […]

Global chemical company SABIC, headquartered in Saudi Arabia, unveiled a dizzying amount of new materials at the RAPID + TCT show in May, reaffirming its strong commitment to the 3D printing industry. The company also brought the new materials to formnext 2017 in...
Materialise Announces New 3D Printing Agreements with SYNNEX and Simufact at formnext

Materialise Announces New 3D Printing Agreements with SYNNEX and Simufact at formnext

3DPrint.com is attending formnext 2017 in Frankfurt this week, bringing you all of the latest business and product announcements about the 3D printing industry’s movers and shakers right from the very busy showroom floor. Belgium-based Materialise, which is introducing the Magics 22 version of its 3D printing data preparation software at formnext, announced that it has signed an […]

3DPrint.com is attending formnext 2017 in Frankfurt this week, bringing you all of the latest business and product announcements about the 3D printing industry’s movers and shakers right from the very busy showroom floor. Belgium-based Materialise, which is...
formnext: BASF 3D Printing Solutions Announces New Partnerships and Strategic Alliance to Develop 3D Printing Materials

formnext: BASF 3D Printing Solutions Announces New Partnerships and Strategic Alliance to Develop 3D Printing Materials

If there’s one thing we know about BASF, it’s that the global chemical company is putting forth all of its available resources in order to climb to the top of the next-generation 3D printing materials mountain. Collaborations are key in the 3D printing world, and BASF has been busily setting up partnerships all across the industry […]

If there’s one thing we know about BASF, it’s that the global chemical company is putting forth all of its available resources in order to climb to the top of the next-generation 3D printing materials mountain. Collaborations are key in the 3D printing...
EOS Showcases New Industrial 3D Printer and Latest Software Versions at formnext

EOS Showcases New Industrial 3D Printer and Latest Software Versions at formnext

EOS is at formnext 2017 in Frankfurt this week, displaying its two latest 3D printing products at Booth G50 in Hall 3.1. The first of these two is its new polymer laser sintering system, the EOS P 500, first unveiled to the public earlier this month ahead of the massive additive manufacturing conference, and featuring […]

EOS is at formnext 2017 in Frankfurt this week, displaying its two latest 3D printing products at Booth G50 in Hall 3.1. The first of these two is its new polymer laser sintering system, the EOS P 500, first unveiled to the public earlier this month ahead of the...
Arconic and Airbus Announce Cooperative Research Agreement for 3D Printed Airframe Components

Arconic and Airbus Announce Cooperative Research Agreement for 3D Printed Airframe Components

Three years ago, lightweight metals manufacturer Alcoa announced its intention to adopt 3D printing processes, and invested millions in 2015 to expand its facilities and accelerate development. That same year, the company announced that it would be separating into two, and launched its new value-add company Arconic, with a major focus on aerospace 3D printing, in 2016, not long […]

Three years ago, lightweight metals manufacturer Alcoa announced its intention to adopt 3D printing processes, and invested millions in 2015 to expand its facilities and accelerate development. That same year, the company announced that it would be separating into...
Trumpf Debuts Triple-Laser TruPrint 5000 Metal Additive Manufacturing System at formnext

Trumpf Debuts Triple-Laser TruPrint 5000 Metal Additive Manufacturing System at formnext

In 2015, family-owned German industrial machining and tooling equipment manufacturer Trumpf got back in the metal 3D printing game when it debuted the TruPrint 1000 laser metal fusion (LMF) 3D printer at formnext. The company, which also develops TruLaser metal deposition tools, recently announced a strategic alliance with Sintavia to work on machine qualifications for aerospace applications; […]

In 2015, family-owned German industrial machining and tooling equipment manufacturer Trumpf got back in the metal 3D printing game when it debuted the TruPrint 1000 laser metal fusion (LMF) 3D printer at formnext. The company, which also develops TruLaser metal...
Identify3D is a formnext Startup Challenge Winner and Announces Two New 3D Printing Data Security Partnerships

Identify3D is a formnext Startup Challenge Winner and Announces Two New 3D Printing Data Security Partnerships

Like just about everyone who’s anyone in the 3D printing world, digital supply chain software provider Identify3D is at formnext in Frankfurt this week. In addition to demonstrating its technology at the conference, and having good news to share about two recently announced partnerships, the company, which provides security and traceability software for digital manufacturing, is […]

Like just about everyone who’s anyone in the 3D printing world, digital supply chain software provider Identify3D is at formnext in Frankfurt this week. In addition to demonstrating its technology at the conference, and having good news to share about two...
Industrial 3D Printing Draws the Additive Manufacturing Community to formnext 2017

Industrial 3D Printing Draws the Additive Manufacturing Community to formnext 2017

Frankfurt has been drawing the crowds together as the 3D printing industry gathers for formnext 2017. The event kicked off yesterday at Messe Frankfurt, bigger than ever before with 471 exhibitors from 33 countries filling 28,000 square meters of exhibit hall space spread over, for the first time, two halls at Frankfurt Messe. Conference organizers […]

Frankfurt has been drawing the crowds together as the 3D printing industry gathers for formnext 2017. The event kicked off yesterday at Messe Frankfurt, bigger than ever before with 471 exhibitors from 33 countries filling 28,000 square meters of exhibit hall space...
3D Printing News Briefs: November 14, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 14, 2017

We’re getting down to business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs…business news, that is. Rize announced an addition to its corporate staff at formnext today, and 3D printing bureau Hobs Studio is moving its headquarters to a tech and creative campus. Roboze has a new reseller, CARMAT and AddUp have signed a partnership agreement, while […]

We’re getting down to business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs…business news, that is. Rize announced an addition to its corporate staff at formnext today, and 3D printing bureau Hobs Studio is moving its headquarters to a tech and creative...
UnionTech Brings 3D Printing Innovation to 2017 formnext

UnionTech Brings 3D Printing Innovation to 2017 formnext

This week brings together thousands of exhibitors and visitors at the 2017 formnext tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany. This event is the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing and provides a platform for both household names and up and coming innovators to showcase their products and exchange ideas. One such exhibitor, UnionTech, hopes to further reach […]

This week brings together thousands of exhibitors and visitors at the 2017 formnext tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany. This event is the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing and provides a platform for both household names and up and coming innovators to...
GE Additive Unveils First BETA Metal Additive Manufacturing System for Project A.T.L.A.S.

GE Additive Unveils First BETA Metal Additive Manufacturing System for Project A.T.L.A.S.

Over the past decade, GE has invested approximately $1.5 billion in manufacturing and additive technologies, and at last year’s formnext, the world was introduced to GE Additive for the first time, not long after the company made a major investment in metal additive manufacturing by acquiring controlling shares in Concept Laser and Arcam. GE Additive was established […]

Over the past decade, GE has invested approximately $1.5 billion in manufacturing and additive technologies, and at last year’s formnext, the world was introduced to GE Additive for the first time, not long after the company made a major investment in metal...
Roboze Unveils the New ARGO 500 3D Printer at formnext

Roboze Unveils the New ARGO 500 3D Printer at formnext

As the 3D printing industry continues its shift away from using the technology merely for prototyping purposes and toward using it for full end-use production, materials are becoming more and more important. The first question on many people’s minds when learning of a new 3D printer is “What kinds of materials can it print with?” […]

As the 3D printing industry continues its shift away from using the technology merely for prototyping purposes and toward using it for full end-use production, materials are becoming more and more important. The first question on many people’s minds when...
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...
DSM Strengthens Additive Manufacturing Focus with New Integrated Business

DSM Strengthens Additive Manufacturing Focus with New Integrated Business

Over the past two decades, global science-based company Royal DSM has emerged as one of the big names in the additive manufacturing industry, thanks in large part to its AM arm and materials developer Somos and its business in SLA and DLP resins. This year alone, the company has introduced a new high-temperature 3D printing material, […]

Over the past two decades, global science-based company Royal DSM has emerged as one of the big names in the additive manufacturing industry, thanks in large part to its AM arm and materials developer Somos and its business in SLA and DLP resins. This year alone, the...