formnext 2017

High-Profile Collaboration in 3D Printing Enhances Market Access, Development: CES 2018 Interview with Techniplas Open Innovation Program Partners

High-Profile Collaboration in 3D Printing Enhances Market Access, Development: CES 2018 Interview with Techniplas Open Innovation Program Partners

CES 2018 drew the tech crowds to Las Vegas last week, including many familiar faces in 3D printing. Highlighted among these in the 3D Printing Marketplace of the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center was Techniplas, which was showcasing several partner companies involved in the recently introduced Techniplas Open Innovation Program. On the […]

CES 2018 drew the tech crowds to Las Vegas last week, including many familiar faces in 3D printing. Highlighted among these in the 3D Printing Marketplace of the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center was Techniplas, which was showcasing several partner...
Around the World in 3D Printing: Second Half 2017

Around the World in 3D Printing: Second Half 2017

3D printing, we’ll say lightly, keeps us busy. This young industry is vibrant with activity — and to better understand the happenings, we’re frequently taking off around the globe to talk to those making it happen and see the latest innovations first-hand. While 2016 was a banner year for 3DPrint.com in terms of travelling to […]

3D printing, we’ll say lightly, keeps us busy. This young industry is vibrant with activity — and to better understand the happenings, we’re frequently taking off around the globe to talk to those making it happen and see the latest innovations...
Nano Dimension, Nexa3D, XYZprinting: Catching Up with 3D Printing Businesses Linked by a Familiar Name

Nano Dimension, Nexa3D, XYZprinting: Catching Up with 3D Printing Businesses Linked by a Familiar Name

The 3D printing industry, relatively nascent as it is, is a fairly small world unto itself. With rising collaborations around the globe bringing efforts together into shared visions of what additive technologies can make possible, and a still somewhat limited talent pool of experienced industry participants, many names — company and individual alike — are […]

The 3D printing industry, relatively nascent as it is, is a fairly small world unto itself. With rising collaborations around the globe bringing efforts together into shared visions of what additive technologies can make possible, and a still somewhat limited talent...
Smartphone-Powered 3D Printing, Big Visions for Digital Dentistry and Hybrid Manufacturing in Focus for Taiwan's T3D and Inteware

Smartphone-Powered 3D Printing, Big Visions for Digital Dentistry and Hybrid Manufacturing in Focus for Taiwan's T3D and Inteware

Taiwan is home to a strong advanced technology sector, and one that has been embracing 3D printing at increasing rates. As additive manufacturing continues to expand its capabilities, strength in research and applications will continue to drive the industry as a whole forward. Resin- and metal-based 3D printing systems in particular have seen strong growth […]

Taiwan is home to a strong advanced technology sector, and one that has been embracing 3D printing at increasing rates. As additive manufacturing continues to expand its capabilities, strength in research and applications will continue to drive the industry as a whole...
AMT's Automated Finishing Solution Improves Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Parts

AMT's Automated Finishing Solution Improves Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Parts

UK-based Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) is looking closely at an aspect of 3D printing that is critical but all too often swept under the rug in conversation: finishing. Optimization in design, speed and innovation in 3D printers, and strong, high-quality materials are only the beginning of the story of what constitutes a remarkable, useful print. […]

UK-based Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) is looking closely at an aspect of 3D printing that is critical but all too often swept under the rug in conversation: finishing. Optimization in design, speed and innovation in 3D printers, and strong, high-quality...
trinckle Takes Home Another 3D Printing Award, Shares 2018 Vision as Additive Manufacturing Becomes More Competitive

trinckle Takes Home Another 3D Printing Award, Shares 2018 Vision as Additive Manufacturing Becomes More Competitive

Startups everywhere will likely agree on one thing – they need support to help get off the ground and stay there. Luckily, there are plenty of organizations dedicated to providing just that. One of those organizations is EIT Digital, a digital innovation and education organization focused on fostering entrepreneurial talent. EIT Digital takes a multifaceted […]

Startups everywhere will likely agree on one thing – they need support to help get off the ground and stay there. Luckily, there are plenty of organizations dedicated to providing just that. One of those organizations is EIT Digital, a digital innovation and...
Stratasys Takes 3D Printing Focus Down to the Voxel, "Speaking the Language" of Each Application

Stratasys Takes 3D Printing Focus Down to the Voxel, "Speaking the Language" of Each Application

Stratasys has long held a leadership position in 3D printing; the company is one of the most established in the industry and has been leading the market in sales. With great power, as we know, comes great responsibility, and Stratasys is well aware of what it means to lead the pack. At the recent formnext […]

Stratasys has long held a leadership position in 3D printing; the company is one of the most established in the industry and has been leading the market in sales. With great power, as we know, comes great responsibility, and Stratasys is well aware of what it means to...
Working with Metal 3D Printing: Materialise, 3i-PRINT, OR Laser Focus on Advances

Working with Metal 3D Printing: Materialise, 3i-PRINT, OR Laser Focus on Advances

The 3D printing industry is maturing, and a great deal of focus is increasingly being placed on viable solutions and advancements to improve metal additive manufacturing processes. An absolute must-see event on the annual 3D printing calendar is formnext, which in only its third year has established itself as one of, if not the, largest […]

The 3D printing industry is maturing, and a great deal of focus is increasingly being placed on viable solutions and advancements to improve metal additive manufacturing processes. An absolute must-see event on the annual 3D printing calendar is formnext, which in...
Sharebot Working Toward Its 3D Printing Evolution

Sharebot Working Toward Its 3D Printing Evolution

Italy-based Sharebot has been coming to formnext for a few years now, checking out what the major Frankfurt show had to offer in 2015 before bringing the company’s entire professional 3D printing arsenal to showcase in 2016. The company, Claudio Bonfiglioli, Sharebot press officer and social media manager, told me when we met at this year’s show, […]

Italy-based Sharebot has been coming to formnext for a few years now, checking out what the major Frankfurt show had to offer in 2015 before bringing the company’s entire professional 3D printing arsenal to showcase in 2016. The company, Claudio Bonfiglioli,...
ZYYX and ESUN CEOs Discuss Collaboration for Distribution and Development in 3D Printing

ZYYX and ESUN CEOs Discuss Collaboration for Distribution and Development in 3D Printing

In 2014, the first ZYYX 3D printer appeared out of Sweden, catching our attention with its unique, enclosed design featuring built-in air filtration. This was followed up with enhancements in 2015, the ZYYX+ 3D printer in 2016, and the industrial-grade ZYYX Pro 3D printer in 2017; as the desktop 3D printers continued to develop with improved performance […]

In 2014, the first ZYYX 3D printer appeared out of Sweden, catching our attention with its unique, enclosed design featuring built-in air filtration. This was followed up with enhancements in 2015, the ZYYX+ 3D printer in 2016, and the industrial-grade ZYYX Pro 3D...
For EOS, Focus in 3D Printing for Production is All About the Applications

For EOS, Focus in 3D Printing for Production is All About the Applications

2017 has been a busy year for Germany-based EOS, but the year isn’t over yet as the company continues on its stretch of progress. While the recent formnext event in Frankfurt played host to tens of thousands of visitors and hundreds of exhibitors, EOS made itself heard above the noise of its hall with a […]

2017 has been a busy year for Germany-based EOS, but the year isn’t over yet as the company continues on its stretch of progress. While the recent formnext event in Frankfurt played host to tens of thousands of visitors and hundreds of exhibitors, EOS made...
Sculpteo Built Fabpilot Software "To Survive What We See Every Day" in Production 3D Printing

Sculpteo Built Fabpilot Software "To Survive What We See Every Day" in Production 3D Printing

A hallmark of quality is that it is built on a strong foundation, which in itself requires a level of implicit trust. Only on a strong foundation can a sturdy structure be built. A builder who wouldn’t enter a structure they’ve erected is a sure sign to any potential occupant that this might not be […]

A hallmark of quality is that it is built on a strong foundation, which in itself requires a level of implicit trust. Only on a strong foundation can a sturdy structure be built. A builder who wouldn’t enter a structure they’ve erected is a sure sign to...
Teknodizayn Introduces Injection Molding-Inspired LOOP Industrial Continuous 3D Printing Platform

Teknodizayn Introduces Injection Molding-Inspired LOOP Industrial Continuous 3D Printing Platform

We first heard about Teknodizayn, a major international distributor of industrial and professional grade 3D printers and scanners based out of Turkey, last year, when the founder of AVSAR Aesthetic Surgery Clinic in Istanbul was inspired by one of the company’s 3D scanning and printing demonstrations to purchase an Artec Eva handheld 3D scanner from Teknodizayn partner Artec 3D in order to give his plastic surgery […]

We first heard about Teknodizayn, a major international distributor of industrial and professional grade 3D printers and scanners based out of Turkey, last year, when the founder of AVSAR Aesthetic Surgery Clinic in Istanbul was inspired by one of the...
voxeljet Continues Materials and Systems Development for High Productivity 3D Printing

voxeljet Continues Materials and Systems Development for High Productivity 3D Printing

During the first day of formnext 2017, Germany-based voxeljet presented its newest 3D printing system in a well-attended press conference as its first proprietary High Speed Sintering machine was officially unveiled. Designed to complement the company’s portfolio of binder jetting technologies and advance 3D printing toward realizable production applications, High Speed Sintering (HSS) drew quite […]

During the first day of formnext 2017, Germany-based voxeljet presented its newest 3D printing system in a well-attended press conference as its first proprietary High Speed Sintering machine was officially unveiled. Designed to complement the company’s...
Renishaw "Significantly Improves Productivity" with Four-Laser Metal Additive Manufacturing

Renishaw "Significantly Improves Productivity" with Four-Laser Metal Additive Manufacturing

Two heads are better than one when it comes to ideation, but are four lasers better than one when it comes to metal 3D printing? If you ask UK-based Renishaw, the answer is a resounding, and substantiated, yes. The company used formnext as a launchpad for its new RenAM 500Q four-laser additive manufacturing system, and it […]

Two heads are better than one when it comes to ideation, but are four lasers better than one when it comes to metal 3D printing? If you ask UK-based Renishaw, the answer is a resounding, and substantiated, yes. The company used formnext as a launchpad for its...
SABIC Sees Unique Materials Driving Growth in 3D Printing

SABIC Sees Unique Materials Driving Growth in 3D Printing

As hardware and software continue to develop apace in additive manufacturing, some of the greatest potential for the future of 3D printing technologies can be seen a step back in the supply chain as materials increasingly come into the spotlight. The recent, massive, formnext event held in Frankfurt housed 470 exhibitors this year — among […]

As hardware and software continue to develop apace in additive manufacturing, some of the greatest potential for the future of 3D printing technologies can be seen a step back in the supply chain as materials increasingly come into the spotlight. The recent, massive,...
3D Printing Offers Precision, Agility, a "New Tool to Do New Things" in Precious Metals for Cooksongold

3D Printing Offers Precision, Agility, a "New Tool to Do New Things" in Precious Metals for Cooksongold

Most of the parts on display at 3D printing trade shows are impressive; they wouldn’t have been paraded out as display pieces if they weren’t show quality. Still, while I can admire a finely crafted aerospace component and respect the craft that went into its manufacture, I can just as easily walk away after taking […]

Most of the parts on display at 3D printing trade shows are impressive; they wouldn’t have been paraded out as display pieces if they weren’t show quality. Still, while I can admire a finely crafted aerospace component and respect the craft that went into...
Changing the Economics of 3D Printing with Multi Jet Fusion: Interview with HP and Jabil

Changing the Economics of 3D Printing with Multi Jet Fusion: Interview with HP and Jabil

HP Inc. has been focused in a big way on the 3D printing industry, and the global company hasn’t exactly been playing it subtle. Catching up in the last week with HP and global solutions provider Jabil, a longstanding foundational partner, it’s clearer than ever that Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) won’t be backing down from […]

HP Inc. has been focused in a big way on the 3D printing industry, and the global company hasn’t exactly been playing it subtle. Catching up in the last week with HP and global solutions provider Jabil, a longstanding foundational partner, it’s clearer than ever that...
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...
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