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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...
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...
Polish Supercar Arrinera to Get 3D Printed Front Lamps

Polish Supercar Arrinera to Get 3D Printed Front Lamps

The term supercar is one that is increasingly bandied about and, as such, is cloaked in some confusion. As there is no hard and fast definition, and it sounds like something awesome, it is getting overapplied to mean any car that is above and beyond a souped up Honda Civic. In the same way that […]

The term supercar is one that is increasingly bandied about and, as such, is cloaked in some confusion. As there is no hard and fast definition, and it sounds like something awesome, it is getting overapplied to mean any car that is above and beyond a souped up Honda...
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...
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...
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...
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...
INTAMSYS Discusses the Capabilities of the New FUNMAT PRO HT 3D Printer

INTAMSYS Discusses the Capabilities of the New FUNMAT PRO HT 3D Printer

It’s going to be a big week for many companies as formnext opens tomorrow in Frankfurt, Germany. Many 3D printer manufacturers are presenting one or more new 3D printers, and INTAMSYS is no exception. This week, INTAMSYS will be introducing the FUNMAT PRO HT, a large-format 3D printer capable of printing with tough, functional materials. The […]

It’s going to be a big week for many companies as formnext opens tomorrow in Frankfurt, Germany. Many 3D printer manufacturers are presenting one or more new 3D printers, and INTAMSYS is no exception. This week, INTAMSYS will be introducing the FUNMAT PRO HT, a...
Materialise Introduces Magics 22 and Other Software Updates at formnext

Materialise Introduces Magics 22 and Other Software Updates at formnext

Tomorrow, formnext will kick off in Frankfurt, Germany. Attendees will have a lot to see – new 3D printers, new materials, and of course new software. The arrival of formnext means the arrival of a new version of Materialise Magics, and right on schedule, Materialise will be delivering Magics 22, the latest version of its popular […]

Tomorrow, formnext will kick off in Frankfurt, Germany. Attendees will have a lot to see – new 3D printers, new materials, and of course new software. The arrival of formnext means the arrival of a new version of Materialise Magics, and right on schedule,...
3D Printing Business: Verashape Introducing New VSHAPER 3D Printer at formnext, Sintratec Welcomes colorFabb as a Distributor

3D Printing Business: Verashape Introducing New VSHAPER 3D Printer at formnext, Sintratec Welcomes colorFabb as a Distributor

It’s been a pretty good year for Polish 3D printer manufacturer Verashape – its industrial VSHAPER Pro won a prestigious award, not long after the company attended its first foreign fair at Hannover Messe. Verashape also introduced a new distribution partner and a new reseller this year, and this winter it licensed Siemens PLM Software’s innovative Parasolid Communicator […]

It’s been a pretty good year for Polish 3D printer manufacturer Verashape – its industrial VSHAPER Pro won a prestigious award, not long after the company attended its first foreign fair at Hannover Messe. Verashape also introduced a new distribution...
XYZprinting Expands into Industrial 3D Printing with Several New 3D Printers

XYZprinting Expands into Industrial 3D Printing with Several New 3D Printers

XYZprinting is one of the most prolific 3D printer manufacturers out there, introducing multiple new machines every year. The company is known for its affordable, user-friendly desktop 3D printers, but now it has announced that it’s entering the industrial 3D printer market – and, true to form, it’s not just unveiling one new printer, but five. […]

XYZprinting is one of the most prolific 3D printer manufacturers out there, introducing multiple new machines every year. The company is known for its affordable, user-friendly desktop 3D printers, but now it has announced that it’s entering the industrial 3D...
Fraunhofer ILT Brings Large-Scale SLM 3D Printing to formnext

Fraunhofer ILT Brings Large-Scale SLM 3D Printing to formnext

As the 3D printing industry looks toward leveraging the technology for industrial production, experts are working hard to figure out the best ways to make each type of 3D printing technology work best from a production standpoint. For FDM 3D printing, that involves developing ways to print with tougher materials. For all technologies, it means […]

As the 3D printing industry looks toward leveraging the technology for industrial production, experts are working hard to figure out the best ways to make each type of 3D printing technology work best from a production standpoint. For FDM 3D printing, that involves...
EOS Looks Back at a Good Year and Introduces a New 3D Printer

EOS Looks Back at a Good Year and Introduces a New 3D Printer

When it gets to be this late in the year, especially as the holidays approach, most people start looking back at the previous year and assessing what went well and what didn’t go so well. That’s true for companies as well, and as EOS prepares for formnext and looks back on 2017, it’s been overall […]

When it gets to be this late in the year, especially as the holidays approach, most people start looking back at the previous year and assessing what went well and what didn’t go so well. That’s true for companies as well, and as EOS prepares for formnext...
INTAMSYS to Unveil More High-Performance 3D Printing with the FUNMAT PRO HT 3D Printer at formnext

INTAMSYS to Unveil More High-Performance 3D Printing with the FUNMAT PRO HT 3D Printer at formnext

Shanghai-based 3D printer manufacturer INTAMSYS, whose name stands for Intelligent Additive Manufacturing Systems, is known for its FUNMAT series of 3D printers. FUNMAT stands for Functional Materials, and the machines are designed to be able to print not only a large variety of materials, but several materials that can be used for functional, end-use applications. […]

Shanghai-based 3D printer manufacturer INTAMSYS, whose name stands for Intelligent Additive Manufacturing Systems, is known for its FUNMAT series of 3D printers. FUNMAT stands for Functional Materials, and the machines are designed to be able to print not only a large...
Materialise, ECN and Simufact Present 3D Printing Software and Metal Solutions at formnext

Materialise, ECN and Simufact Present 3D Printing Software and Metal Solutions at formnext

In less than two weeks, formnext will be kicking off in Frankfurt, Germany. Many of the big players in the 3D printing industry will be there, and they have a lot to showcase in the three days that the conference is running. For Materialise, much of that comes in the form of software. The company […]

In less than two weeks, formnext will be kicking off in Frankfurt, Germany. Many of the big players in the 3D printing industry will be there, and they have a lot to showcase in the three days that the conference is running. For Materialise, much of that comes in the...
Solukon Offers New Systems for Removing Powder from Metal 3D Printed Parts

Solukon Offers New Systems for Removing Powder from Metal 3D Printed Parts

Most 3D printing processes come with their own post-processing requirements, and those for metal powder bed additive manufacturing can be especially involved. Not only do supports have to be removed, which is often a difficult and time-consuming process, but excess powder has to be removed as well, and that’s not as easy as it sounds, […]

Most 3D printing processes come with their own post-processing requirements, and those for metal powder bed additive manufacturing can be especially involved. Not only do supports have to be removed, which is often a difficult and time-consuming process, but excess...
atum3D to Debut New 3D Printer, Software, Industry Excellence Packs at formnext

atum3D to Debut New 3D Printer, Software, Industry Excellence Packs at formnext

One of the biggest annual events in additive manufacturing is formnext, which begins in Frankfurt, Germany in just two weeks. With all of the international attention the conference garners, many 3D printing companies around the world use the opportunity to debut their latest products and innovations. At last year’s formnext, Dutch digital light processing (DLP) […]

One of the biggest annual events in additive manufacturing is formnext, which begins in Frankfurt, Germany in just two weeks. With all of the international attention the conference garners, many 3D printing companies around the world use the opportunity to debut their...
First Look at Two New Professional 3D Printers from Sharebot

First Look at Two New Professional 3D Printers from Sharebot

Earlier this week, Italy-based Sharebot, which manufactures professional 3D printers, announced that it had welcomed two new shareholders, both of which already distribute the company’s 3Delux dental 3D printer. Now, the company has let 3DPrint.com in on its own formnext announcements with a first look at its upcoming releases, about which Sharebot will be sharing […]

Earlier this week, Italy-based Sharebot, which manufactures professional 3D printers, announced that it had welcomed two new shareholders, both of which already distribute the company’s 3Delux dental 3D printer. Now, the company has let 3DPrint.com in on its own...
ACEO Introduces Multi-Material 3D Printing for Silicones

ACEO Introduces Multi-Material 3D Printing for Silicones

It was only a little over a year ago that silicone 3D printing became an industrial technology for the first time. Wacker Chemie introduced its ACEO brand and ACEO Imagine Series K 3D printer to the world in July 2016, bringing silicone into the 3D printing industry at a level it had not existed at before. […]

It was only a little over a year ago that silicone 3D printing became an industrial technology for the first time. Wacker Chemie introduced its ACEO brand and ACEO Imagine Series K 3D printer to the world in July 2016, bringing silicone into the 3D printing industry...
Stratasys Seeing "Confirmation That 3D Printing is Finding Usage Among a Variety of Sectors"

Stratasys Seeing "Confirmation That 3D Printing is Finding Usage Among a Variety of Sectors"

I first met Stratasys‘ Andy Middleton, President EMEA, at formnext 2016, where he led a presentation regarding the company’s growing technologies and applications partnerships. Over the last year, Stratasys has continued to make headway into an increasing array of applications, in addition to bringing focus back to 3D printing’s roots in rapid prototyping. 2017 has […]

I first met Stratasys‘ Andy Middleton, President EMEA, at formnext 2016, where he led a presentation regarding the company’s growing technologies and applications partnerships. Over the last year, Stratasys has continued to make headway into an increasing...
Renishaw Launching New Products at formnext to Make Additive Manufacturing More Mainstream

Renishaw Launching New Products at formnext to Make Additive Manufacturing More Mainstream

Like so many others in the 3D printing industry, Renishaw, headquartered in the UK, attended the TCT Show in Birmingham last month; Renishaw Iberica was also at IN(3D)USTRY last week. The leading metrology company has been working hard to grow its metal additive manufacturing activity and its end-to-end production process; to showcase the latter at TCT […]

Like so many others in the 3D printing industry, Renishaw, headquartered in the UK, attended the TCT Show in Birmingham last month; Renishaw Iberica was also at IN(3D)USTRY last week. The leading metrology company has been working hard to grow its metal additive...