mass customization

Materialise and BASF Future Leaders in Customized 3D Printed Eyewear

The global eyewear market is a $180 billion market dominated by one company Luxottica. If we look at today’s deal whereby BASF is investing $25 million in Materialise we could…

Shapeways Unveils Customizable Spring & Wonder 3D Printed Jewelry Collection

Shapeways has been at the forefront of consumer 3D printing, growing the become the largest provider of its kind. Over a million creators have used the print services to produce…

Brooks Runs Happy with Personalized High-Performance Running Shoes

As technologies continue to advance, they often focus on the human experience, and in maintaining and enhancing human agility. Footwear in particular is benefiting from trends toward not just customization,…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 25, 2018

As you head into the weekend, we’re bringing you all of the latest business, materials, and software news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Xaar announced a new executive, Wipro…

Flowbuilt Manufacturing Facility Can Bring 3D Printed Footwear to Market Faster Than Ever

While 3D printed footwear, midsoles, and insoles are not new, there’s only one full-service footwear manufacturing facility in the US that provides mass customization to shoes through 3D printing: Washington-based Flowbuilt…

Canadian Startup Uses Mass Customization Software Platform to Personalize 3D Printed Products

We generally like having our items and tools personalized, which is why 3D printing technology is so often used for mass customization. A Canadian startup called Caboma, which was founded…

Making Your Own Goods and Products At Home: When Will Every Home in America Have a 3D Printer?

3D printing technology has helped to create everything from custom prosthetics and medications, and concrete bridges and buildings, to parts for cars and planes, as well as personalized pizza, athletic shoes, and jewelry….

Formlabs Showcasing New 3D Printing Resins and Mass Customization Solutions at CES 2018

Multiple announcements of new 3D printers and products continue to roll in ahead of CES 2018, which opens tomorrow at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Boston-based 3D printer manufacturer Formlabs…

Stratasys Teases 3D Printing Technology Announcements at Upcoming formnext

The formnext 2017 exhibition in Frankfurt is still about a month away, but we’ve already been seeing announcements about the various 3D printing innovations companies like Materialise and RP Support will be showcasing at…

From Concept to Production: Simulation Helps Additive Manufacturing Get Real

Dassault Systèmes is in the very real business of simulation, as technology helps production get real. Midway between conceptualization and realization, simulation is increasingly coming into play as a means to make…

Hoet and Aoyama Unveil New Line of Custom 3D Printed Eyeglass Frames for Yuniku

Tomorrow in Munich the doors will open at Opti, an international trade show for optics and design that attracts exhibitors and visitors from around the world. The show, which has…

Lowe’s Offers New 3D Customization Options With Bespok3Designs Platform

Big-box home goods chains such as Lowe’s, Home Depot and Target are great in that they allow you to find just about everything you need for a refurbishing or decorating project…

Sculpteo Details How to Maximize Your ROI from 3D Printing Technology

As a writer who is deeply immersed in the 3D printing industry, I constantly find satisfaction in discovering which new companies are utilizing this disruptive and potentially revolutionary manufacturing technology….

You Can Integrate 3D Printing into Every Company Department

As 3D printing grows, more businesses have expressed an interest in integrating the technology into their operations. But, if you don’t directly work in a business environment that needs to…

3D Print Provides Models for Unmade Knitwear

The images conjured up in the minds of most people when they think about knitting involve little old ladies in rocking chairs working on afghans or bulky sweaters while chatting…

Luxexcel & trinckle 3D Partner to Launch Lens Creator, Bringing Mass Customization to 3D Printed Optics

In an ode to 3D printing, one would indeed be very busy counting the ways in which we love all the innovations and new opportunities to create brought right to…

Computational Design Student Creates 3D Printed Spider Joints

Nazmul Azim Khan is a second-year student in the Computational Design program at the University of New South Wales. While taking a digital fabrication course he was assigned a project to…