formnext 2017

Verashape Launches Open Innovation Program for Development and Implementation of 5-Axis 3D Printing

Polish 3D printer manufacturer Verashape introduced the world to its newest 3D printer, the 5-Axis VSHAPER, at formnext 2017 this past November. The Polish National Research and Development Center supported the making of the 5-axis…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…