Changing the Concept of Waste: Using Microfactories to Turn Trash Into 3D Printing Filament and Metal Alloys

Waste is a serious problem in the world today, and we are the only ones who can do something about it, as much as we may wish that Captain Planet…

Local Motors Relies on MakerBot 3D Printers and Software to Make Parts for Autonomous Olli Vehicle

Last summer, 3D printing-friendly tech and automotive company Local Motors teamed up with IBM’s Watson IoT’s AutoLAB to release the self-driving Olli shuttle, which was created with 3D printing technology…

Siemens Increases Focus on Additive Manufacturing: Interview with Andreas Saar at MWS17, New Platform Announced at Hannover Messe

“We believe at Siemens that additive manufacturing is a major game changer,” Andreas Saar opened his keynote Thursday morning at the Materialise World Summit 2017. Saar, Vice President – Manufacturing Engineering…

3D Printing Microfactory to Come to the UAE

Last month, GE Additive signed a 3D printing research Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and last week the company signed another MoU in…

Local Motors, Deutsche Bahn Launch Six-Month Self-Driving Olli Vehicle Pilot Program on Euref Campus in Berlin

3D printing-friendly automaker Local Motors, which we enjoy writing about often, has been busy building their new microfactories in Berlin and Tennessee, both of which will be producing the company’s self-driving, 3D…

Local Motors Building First Microfactory in Europe: Berlin Facility Will Build Autonomous Olli Bus and Serve as EMEA Headquarters

Local Motors, an automaker we enjoy following that develops cutting edge 3D printed cars, is continuing to expand its network of microfactories. Up until now, the microfactories have only been built…

3D Printing Bringing Innovation in Manufacturing to Knoxville, Eastern Tennessee’s “Innovation Valley”

When I hit the road and head south, I’m usually going to visit my grandparents, who currently live about an hour west of Knoxville. I’ve spent many hours in my…

Local Motors to 3D Print Cars in 12 Hours, Recycle Old Cars, & Research Printing with Graphene & Metals

When it comes to 3D printing there are few, if any, companies that are making as big of a splash, at least from a media standpoint, as Phoenix, Arizona-based Local Motors. The…


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