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3D Printing News Briefs, December 31, 2022: AI-Generated Footwear, Anniversary, & More

We’re starting out with AI-generated, 3D printed footwear in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Then, Lithoz reported its best year ever, and Women in 3D Printing celebrated its eight-year anniversary….

3D Printing News Briefs, December 8, 2022: New 3D Printers, Concrete Beams, & More

We’re starting with a new 3D printer in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as Peopoly announces its newly upgraded XXL V2, a massive MSLA system with higher resolution. In continuing…

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A First-Timer’s “Definitive” Guide to Surviving Formnext

Believe it or not, this year was my very first time attending the additive manufacturing (AM) industry powerhouse event known as formnext, which has been held in Germany for eight…

Formnext 2022, Day Three: Fleet Footed

My feet feel like they’ve been put in a blender and then repeatedly slammed by a door. How did humans cope with standing so much before we invented desks? I…

Shell & GE Additive Collaborate on 3D Printed Oxygen Hydrogen Micromixer

At Formnext 2022, Shell and GE Additive presented an R&D project that the two global conglomerates partnered on to design and produce using additive manufacturing (AM): an oxygen hydrogen micromixer,…

ICAM 2022: Rising 3D Printing Standards Send Market Signals

As the global additive manufacturing (AM) sector frantically prepared for the sumptuous bazaar that is Formnext, the future of AM was already starkly on display at the smaller, quieter, yet…

Formnext 2022, Day Two: Can You Make Sweaters from Electric Sheep?

I’m acclimating to Frankfurt. I’m ready to be assimilated into the Borg. I’ll wear a suit and with bowed head take the tram to a cavernous building to call people…

Formnext 2022, Day One: Dawn of a New Error in 3D Printing

Formnext and Frankfurt: they’re a bit like Christmas. The good comes with the bad. The Bad It’s cold, grey, and you never really get what you want. This year, powder…

KUKA & Ai Build Launch 3D Printing Production Cells

The UK-based software as a service (SaaS) firm Ai Build has announced a new product line, in collaboration with its frequent and longstanding partner, robotics manufacturer KUKA Systems. The line…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: November 13, 2022

It’s finally time for Formnext, and everybody who’s anybody in the 3D printing industry will be descending on Frankfurt, Germany this week for the in-person trade show. But if you…

Axtra3D Brings Hybrid Laser-DLP 3D Printers to Market at Formnext 2022

At Formnext 2021, startup Axtra3D attracted attention for the launch of its Lumia 3D platform, which relies on the company’s patented hybrid photosynthesis (HPS) technology. Now, just in time for…

AM-Flow to Present Automated In-line Quality Control for 3D Printing at Formnext 2022

Dutch workflow automation company AM-Flow will introduce the world’s first AM In-Line Quality Control solution at the upcoming Formnext exhibition in Frankfurt in November, at booth E59 in Hall 12.1….

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UnionTech to Showcase New 3D Printers, Material, and Software at Formnext 2022

Achieving a deeper presence in the industrial 3D printing market, UnionTech offers a broad range of 3D printing products ranging from industrial 3D printers to materials and software. For Formnext…

3DPOD Episode 127: Preview of Formnext 2022 with Mesago VP Sascha Wenzler

Sascha Wenzler, Vice President of Formnext, is with us on the 3DPOD again. He’s now in a much more relaxed frame of mind, now that we have a complete trade…

EPlus3D Launches Possibly World’s Largest PBF Metal 3D Printer with Nine Lasers

So far in Q4, one of the main themes for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in China’s additive manufacturing (AM) sector is an increasing emphasis on large-format, multi-laser metal platforms. EPlus3D…

Post-processing to Automate 3D Printing at Formnext 2022

According to the new “Post-Processing for Additive Manufacturing: Market Analysis and Forecast” report from SmarTech Analysis, this niche segment of the 3D printing sector is expected to reach $1.8 billion…

Farsoon Announced Cold Metal Fusion 3D Printing Strategy in Joining New Alliance

Last week, Farsoon Technologies announced that the company had released three new large-platform machines, all of which build upon the company’s successful FS621M laser powder bed fusion (PBF) system for…

Robots for Metal 3D Printing Post-Processing to Debut at Formnext

Rivelin Robotics, a UK-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of robotic systems for metal additive manufacturing (AM), announced that it will introduce its NetShape Robots at this year’s Formnext, in Frankfurt,…

The TBGA In-Person Events Survey – “Things That Make You Go Hmmm…”

The AM industry is special. Where else could we get away with writing articles, usually technical ones, peppered with our Spotify playlist titles? So here we go again with a…

3D Printing Trade Show Best Practices: Food and Food for Thought

This is the third installment of ideas, suggestions, and best practices for your 3D printing stand from an interested observer. We previously discussed booth location and how best to connect…

3D Printing Trade Show Best Practices: Stand Design and Location

As an interested party but by no means an expert on organizing stands at 3D printing trade shows, I’ve made a round-up, sharing ideas and best practices for your next…

3D Printing News Briefs, December 4, 2021: Formnext USA, Scale Models, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, the organizers of Formnext have announced a partnership that will lead to a brand new event in the US, and Quickparts 3D printed scale…

3D Printing Trade Show Best Practices: How Best to Connect

In a recent series of Formnext articles, I wrote that there were a number of practical tips and observations concerning trade show stands which people were very positive about. Because…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: November 28, 2021

AM industry events and webinars are back with a vengeance this week as we move into the busy holiday season and this week’s roundup. Topics include everything from standards in…