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3D Printing and Advanced Manufacturing On the Rise in India

Just a few weeks ago, we heard about a partnership between the UAE’s Etihad Airways, Siemens AG, and Strata Manufacturing PJSC, to develop the first 3D printed aircraft parts in Asia,…

XtreeE and VINCI Construction Partner to Advance 3D Printing in the Construction Industry

French construction firm VINCI Construction has a portfolio of projects that are striking, sturdy and sustainable, ranging from climate-controlled stadiums to bridges designed to withstand cyclones and floods. The company is not lacking…

French Company Sees Drastic Improvement in Production, Establishes Center for 3D Printing

VHM Fonderie, a French foundry and machining company, has reduced its manufacturing and production speeds by up to 5 weeks with the Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing solutions. The company, which…

Z3DLAB Signs Joint Venture with Semiconductor Expert HS HI-TECH to Make Z3DFAB Digital AM Production Center

French company Z3DLAB, formed in 2014 and specializing in metal additive manufacturing by SLM, has signed a joint venture with Korean semiconductor expert HS HI-TECH. It’s called Z3DFAB, a new digital additive…

BeAM at formnext: The “Beginning of a Great Metallurgical Industry Story”

Last week at formnext, France-based BeAM was on the scene in Frankfurt to present its industrial 3D printing machines – MOBILE and MAGIC 2.0, along with the latest machine, MODULO, which…

CentraleSupélec Rennes: French Students Create Functional 3D Printed Enigma Decryption Device

The Enigma machine was a decryption/encryption device most well-known for its use in World War II, when it was developed by the Germans and cracked by the British. Ultimately employed…

French Researcher Wants to Make Sex Education More Accurate With 3D Printed Clitoris

Sex education varies greatly from school to school, location to location – some places don’t teach it at all, while others teach abstinence only; some schools are much more thorough in…

TransFIORming the Bike: French Moto2 Team Wins with New Design from I3D Concept, Using Renishaw 3D Printing System

From the wind in the sails carrying a boat over the finish line to the rev of the engine on the track as a motorcycle takes a splendid first, one might…

Q2 2016 Results for Dassault Systèmes In Line with Expectations, On the ‘High End’

Whether the energy is good or bad, there’s plenty of it as the big guns of the 3D technology industry continue to roll out second quarter results for 2016. While…

Dassault Systèmes 3DExperience Platform to Play Role in Start-Up India Initiative

“We are all entrepreneurs.” – Dassault Systèmes As India works to encourage startup success within the country, offering goodies like tax incentives and even special funding, it has occurred to…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — July 30, 2016

This week included a lot of 3D printing news from all around the world, and as per usual, it was nearly impossible to keep up with all of the latest…

Student Designers 3D Print Car for Shell Eco-Marathon Challenge

The mantra of form follows function belies the complexity which makes any response to a given design directive more a chaotic system than an orderly progression. Nowhere was this more clearly…

Pollen Introduces Pam, Their New Professional-Grade Multi-Material 3D Printer

As many of us in the 3D printing industry can attest to, one of the most daunting obstacles to overcome in order to continue expanding and progressing additive manufacturing is the…

Sculpteo’s “State of 3D Printing” Industry Report Unveils the Characteristics of Power Users

Regardless of whether or not you’ve used their professional 3D printing services, it’s easy to appreciate the France-based company Sculpteo for spreading knowledge and offering helpful tips about 3D printing,…

3D Print Your Own Replacement Appliance Parts With happy3D

Not long ago, I broke the plastic spout on a big glass drink-dispensing canister I’ve had for years. It’s still functional, but much more difficult to use, and I’m just…

Preparing for the Advent of 3MF Files: France’s Datakit Begins Developing Library

As you read, there are numerous people around the world unpacking new 3D printers right now. Whether at the desktop for the home, office, or workshop, or an industrial machine…

Sculpteo Unveils Frugal Features to Make 3D Printing Services More Affordable

The France-based 3D printing service bureau Sculpteo certainly has their wits about them when it comes to the latest in 3D printing technology. When they’re not busy unveiling invisible 3D…

Sculpteo Details the Hobbyist Market in Their “State of 3D Printing” Industry Report

Last year, the French online 3D printing service provider Sculpteo utilized their wide-ranging consumer-base and renowned industry reputation to compile an in-depth report called “The State of 3D Printing,” which…

Prodways Shows Off Prototype for Fastest Continuous DLP 3D Print to Date

I recently had the opportunity to visit Prodways, the largest French 3D printer manufacturer, in their headquarters and factory located in Les Mureaux, near Paris. The impressive technologies I saw (advanced…

From 17th Century Organs to Soon-to-Launch “Fast Mode”: Sculpteo CEO Answers A Few Questions For Us

Some of the biggest names in 3D printing are so big that it can be easy to take them for granted at this point; of course we can turn to…

Gilles Azzaro’s Latest 3D Printed Sound Sculpture Honors FabLabs Everywhere

With some artists, you have to look hard to find the real meaning in their work. Gilles Azzaro is not one of those artists. The French voice sculptor, who creates…

3Dprintler Talks 3D Printing and Education at Paris Trade Fair

Until a few months ago, I had never heard of 3Dprintler. The company started out in 2012 as a regular 3D printing bureau, but it was only when they changed…

DCNS to Use Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for Naval Defense Solutions

DCNS, as an advanced technology company with global reach, knows when to call in their partners from around the world for their expertise—in fact, they specialize in creating strategic and…

Prodways-Nexteam Partnership Aims to Forge Ahead in 3D Metal Printing for Aerospace Clientele

The Prodways-Nexteam partnership isn’t afraid. While all the benefits of 3D printing in manufacturing are being flaunted around the world, still many companies are holding back due to fear of…