future of 3d printing

3D Printing News Briefs: March 9, 2018

We’re starting with a little business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – while the funding has fallen through for the Idea-2-Product 3D printing center in Colorado, efforts are…

Terry Wohlers Discusses the Future of 3D Printing at Inside 3D Printing Keynote

In this morning’s keynote at Inside 3D Printing San Diego, Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President of Wohlers Associates, Inc., presented his thoughts in a session titled, “The Future of…

Shapeways CEO: We are at Early Days in 3D Printing Technology, Digital Manufacturing Will Bring Next Industrial Revolution

One of my favorite parts of being involved in the 3D printing industry is the fire behind participants’ eyes. With much of our work here at 3DPrint.com conducted remotely, conferences…

How 3D Printing Becomes Normal and Ordinary

I thought I’d start this article with a quote from one of my absolute favorite science fiction writers ever (Kurt Vonnegut is a very close second!) “I’ve come up with…

Predictions for Future Include a Healthy Dose of 3D Printing

We’re only a couple of days in to the new year and so the idea of 2016 still feels like the future…and, for now, most of it is. So, without…

Staples: Excited About the 3D Printing Space, Services Still Developing

It’s obvious that there’s big money to be made in 3D printing if you play your cards right. Overall, the ‘third revolution’ is about greater opportunities for innovation, but of…

Good Morning 2029! A World I Don’t Recognize

The thing I love most about technology is that its progress is oftentimes plotted along an exponential curve.  As time moves forward the rate of progress increases by an ever…

Why 2017 Will Be the Breakout Year for 3D Printing Technologies

You are likely sitting here having finished reading numerous articles from 3DPrint.com and other news sources over the course of the last several months, thinking to yourself, “This crazy technology…

SmarTech: 3D Printing to Create $11B in Jewelry Revenue & Open Up $3.1B Dental Market by 2020

SmarTech Publishing is known for their detailed industry reports pertaining to the 3D printing, scanning, materials, and software markets. With an eye on the future, their researchers and analysts are…

Can You 3D Print Luxury?

The answer is, sadly… no. At least not yet. I’m sure it’s not too long before you can 3D print with precious metals and jewelers can create one of a…

From Children to NASA Astronauts: Microsoft & Autodesk Just Blew the Cover Off of 3D Printing With 3MF

Imagine one day your kindergartener comes home from school, logs onto your a computer and literally within minutes begins 3D printing a toy that his friend emailed to him 5…

Qualcomm Patent Hints at a World Where Things Are Fixed Before You Know They’re Broken — The 3D Printed Future

Imagine a world where critical parts for everything from appliances to electronic devices is detected and monitored via sensors attached through the Internet of Things (IoT) network, and inventory is built…

Why The Future Growth of The 3D Printing Market Is Being Underestimated

Most technology experts as well as business analysts will tell you that the 3D printing industry has been over hyped these last 12-18 months. Sure there is a tremendous amount…

Five 3D Printing Predictions For the Next Five Years

The amount of innovation we have seen within the 3D printing industry in the last three years has outdone all the innovation within the industry in the prior 20 years….