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Freshmade 3D Debuts Strong New 3D Printing Material, AMClad, With a 3D Printed Bowling Ball

Freshmade 3D Debuts Strong New 3D Printing Material, AMClad, With a 3D Printed Bowling Ball

I like bowling, even though I’m terrible at it – I think the highest I’ve ever scored in my life was 150. I just find the whole atmosphere of the bowling alley enjoyable. But aside from a 3D printed assistive ramp for disabled children, we don’t often see 3D printing technology combined with bowling. That’s […]

I like bowling, even though I’m terrible at it – I think the highest I’ve ever scored in my life was 150. I just find the whole atmosphere of the bowling alley enjoyable. But aside from a 3D printed assistive ramp for disabled children, we...
Open House: Additive Manufacturing Evolution is On Track at BeAM Machines Inc.

Open House: Additive Manufacturing Evolution is On Track at BeAM Machines Inc.

We’ve been eagerly following the progress of BeAM Machines SAS, founded in France, since 2015. This winter, the company, which specializes in Directed Energy Deposition (DED) technology, made a successful jump to the US market when it opened a new facility in Ohio for its US subsidiary, BeAM Machines Inc. Soon after the doors opened at […]

We’ve been eagerly following the progress of BeAM Machines SAS, founded in France, since 2015. This winter, the company, which specializes in Directed Energy Deposition (DED) technology, made a successful jump to the US market when it opened a new facility in...
Making, Learning, Collaborating, and 3D Printing in the Community: Dayton Mini Maker Faire

Making, Learning, Collaborating, and 3D Printing in the Community: Dayton Mini Maker Faire

Back in March, when I visited Dayton, Ohio’s resident 3D printing bar, Proto BuildBar, I was told that its employees would be exhibiting at a local school’s STEMfest later that month, and at another educational event this summer: the Dayton Mini Maker Faire. After thoroughly enjoying my visit to STEMfest, I definitely didn’t want to […]

Back in March, when I visited Dayton, Ohio’s resident 3D printing bar, Proto BuildBar, I was told that its employees would be exhibiting at a local school’s STEMfest later that month, and at another educational event this summer: the Dayton Mini Maker...
Around the World in 3D Printing: First Half 2017

Around the World in 3D Printing: First Half 2017

As the 3D printing industry heats up, so do the jet and car engines as we continue to travel around the US and the world to check in on the latest developments directly. 2016 kept us busy, from trade shows to site visits, from Barcelona to San Diego, as we went around the world in […]

As the 3D printing industry heats up, so do the jet and car engines as we continue to travel around the US and the world to check in on the latest developments directly. 2016 kept us busy, from trade shows to site visits, from Barcelona to San Diego, as we went around...
3D Printing May Mitigate Road Damage by Amish Buggy Drivers

3D Printing May Mitigate Road Damage by Amish Buggy Drivers

When I think of groups that add to the wear and tear on our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, I might consider truck drivers, long distance commuters, or public transportation operators. Even if I had been able to expand my list to include bungee jumpers and people who misunderstand how close their car is to the sidewalk, […]

When I think of groups that add to the wear and tear on our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, I might consider truck drivers, long distance commuters, or public transportation operators. Even if I had been able to expand my list to include bungee jumpers and...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 20, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 20, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re covering 3D printers and 3D printing pens, materials, software, business, and…the nuclear future of the Philippines? Mosaic Manufacturing launches the multi-material Palette+, while Ilios 3D tests out biocompatible materials and a Kickstarter campaign has launched for the first-ever dual-nozzle 3D printing pen. Medicrea receives FDA clearance for its data-driven […]

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re covering 3D printers and 3D printing pens, materials, software, business, and…the nuclear future of the Philippines? Mosaic Manufacturing launches the multi-material Palette+, while Ilios 3D tests out biocompatible...
RAPID Wrap-Up: Fabrisonic, Direct Dimensions, and Chemson Pacific Talk 3D Printing with Metal and Vinyl, and 3D Scanning

RAPID Wrap-Up: Fabrisonic, Direct Dimensions, and Chemson Pacific Talk 3D Printing with Metal and Vinyl, and 3D Scanning

During RAPID + TCT, I had the opportunity to catch up with Fabrisonic to talk sound wave-based metal 3D printing; Direct Dimensions to chat about 3D scanning; and Chemson and Titan Robotics to hear more about vinyl 3D printing materials and expanding applications. Many events are over as soon as closing time hits, but for some […]

During RAPID + TCT, I had the opportunity to catch up with Fabrisonic to talk sound wave-based metal 3D printing; Direct Dimensions to chat about 3D scanning; and Chemson and Titan Robotics to hear more about vinyl 3D printing materials and expanding...
Rust Belt to Tech Belt: GE Additive and Additive Engineering Solutions Share Insights into Regional Large-Scale 3D Printing

Rust Belt to Tech Belt: GE Additive and Additive Engineering Solutions Share Insights into Regional Large-Scale 3D Printing

Yesterday in Akron, Ohio, Additive Engineering Solutions (AES) had a full house of interested industry and local attendees for its open house, and staff writer Clare Scott and I were among the crowd. The young company showcased its large-scale manufacturing offerings, highlighting a BAAM 3D printer from Cincinnati Inc. and a large Quintax five-axis machining center. Early […]

Yesterday in Akron, Ohio, Additive Engineering Solutions (AES) had a full house of interested industry and local attendees for its open house, and staff writer Clare Scott and I were among the crowd. The young company showcased its large-scale manufacturing offerings,...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 14, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: April 14, 2017

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll take care of a little business first, then move on to a contest, an upcoming event, and a really cool 3D printed trophy. The Dubai Future Accelerator program finishes up round two, while FIT expands its activities in the US. Kabuku hosts a delegation of German government officials, […]

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll take care of a little business first, then move on to a contest, an upcoming event, and a really cool 3D printed trophy. The Dubai Future Accelerator program finishes up round two, while FIT expands its activities...
Clever Quips Liven Up 3D Printed Bricks as OSU Student Replaces Missing Brickwork on Campus

Clever Quips Liven Up 3D Printed Bricks as OSU Student Replaces Missing Brickwork on Campus

A student at The Ohio State University is taking campus maintenance into his own hands by creating 3D printed bricks to fill in the spaces left by missing masonry. It’s not that the campus is in an advanced state of disrepair, but rather that there are literally thousands of brick areas on campus and with […]

A student at The Ohio State University is taking campus maintenance into his own hands by creating 3D printed bricks to fill in the spaces left by missing masonry. It’s not that the campus is in an advanced state of disrepair, but rather that there are literally...
University of Akron and AMES Demonstrate Results of Joint Additive Manufacturing Project: Using the SPD Method to Repair Commercial Aircraft

University of Akron and AMES Demonstrate Results of Joint Additive Manufacturing Project: Using the SPD Method to Repair Commercial Aircraft

Few topics bring me more happiness during the work day than hearing about all of the 3D printing innovation, education, and fun taking place in my beloved home state of Ohio. BeeHex recently moved its R&D headquarters to Columbus, Ohio’s only sand 3D printer is housed at Humtown Products, BeAM Machines opened its US subsidiary in […]

Few topics bring me more happiness during the work day than hearing about all of the 3D printing innovation, education, and fun taking place in my beloved home state of Ohio. BeeHex recently moved its R&D headquarters to Columbus, Ohio’s only sand 3D printer...
BeAM Machines Delivers Magic 2.0 Additive Manufacturing System to Its North American Solutions Center in Cincinnati

BeAM Machines Delivers Magic 2.0 Additive Manufacturing System to Its North American Solutions Center in Cincinnati

Just a month ago, European Directed Energy Deposition (DED) solutions specialist BeAM Machines SAS, headquartered in France, made its move into the US market, and opened the doors to its BeAM Machines, Inc. subsidiary in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 20,000-square-foot North American Solutions Center offers applications, process development, sales and service, training, and R&D activity. While attending […]

Just a month ago, European Directed Energy Deposition (DED) solutions specialist BeAM Machines SAS, headquartered in France, made its move into the US market, and opened the doors to its BeAM Machines, Inc. subsidiary in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 20,000-square-foot North...
Springboro STEMfest: Ohio Students Learn About 3D Printing, STEAM Education, and Rocket Launchers

Springboro STEMfest: Ohio Students Learn About 3D Printing, STEAM Education, and Rocket Launchers

Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics are picking up steam lately – which is handy, as they fall into a curriculum of the same name, as STEAM education takes its place in schools around the world. Also called STEM education, these curricula focus students’ attention on growing fields in the 21st century. In Dayton, Ohio, […]

Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics are picking up steam lately – which is handy, as they fall into a curriculum of the same name, as STEAM education takes its place in schools around the world. Also called STEM education, these curricula...
Local Manufacturing & Global Quality in Desktop 3D Printing -- A Few Questions For: MakerGear

Local Manufacturing & Global Quality in Desktop 3D Printing -- A Few Questions For: MakerGear

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting MakerGear’s HQ to see, in the immortal words of MTV’s Cribs, where the magic happens. The magic in this case is in high-quality 3D printing at the desktop, as the MakerGear M2 is well known as a workhorse of a machine suited for professional and educational users alike, […]

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting MakerGear’s HQ to see, in the immortal words of MTV’s Cribs, where the magic happens. The magic in this case is in high-quality 3D printing at the desktop, as the MakerGear M2 is well known as a workhorse of a...
Making MakerGear: Desktop 3D Printing with Professional Quality, Homegrown Values

Making MakerGear: Desktop 3D Printing with Professional Quality, Homegrown Values

MakerGear, founded in 2009, makes its home on the east side of Cleveland, creating and tweaking and constantly improving their top-ranked desktop 3D printer, the M2. Consistently rated high among desktop 3D printers, the M2 is known as a workhorse, offering consistent quality output and not bogged down with unnecessary bells and whistles (though customization is easy […]

MakerGear, founded in 2009, makes its home on the east side of Cleveland, creating and tweaking and constantly improving their top-ranked desktop 3D printer, the M2. Consistently rated high among desktop 3D printers, the M2 is known as a workhorse, offering consistent...
Inside Proto BuildBar: We Make the Makers

Inside Proto BuildBar: We Make the Makers

I am a proud, lifelong resident of southwest Ohio – I grew up roughly 15 minutes south of Dayton, which is known as the Gem City and is the sixth-largest city in the state, and now I live about six minutes away from downtown. It doesn’t sit well with me when I hear people say […]

I am a proud, lifelong resident of southwest Ohio – I grew up roughly 15 minutes south of Dayton, which is known as the Gem City and is the sixth-largest city in the state, and now I live about six minutes away from downtown. It doesn’t sit well with me...
America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaboration Publishes Completed AM Standardization Roadmap

America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaboration Publishes Completed AM Standardization Roadmap

A little over a year ago, Ohio-based America Makes teamed up with private nonprofit organization American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to form an additive manufacturing regulatory institute, called the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaboration (AMSC). Nearly 90 people showed up to the first meeting, either remotely or in person, and four primary working groups were […]

A little over a year ago, Ohio-based America Makes teamed up with private nonprofit organization American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to form an additive manufacturing regulatory institute, called the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing...
Knockout Concepts Packs a Punch in 3D Scanning Software

Knockout Concepts Packs a Punch in 3D Scanning Software

About a month ago, I was in Columbus, Ohio to see 3D technologies come together in a community-driven project that showcased local brewmasters in the Tap Takeover event spearheaded by Knockout Concepts. The 3D scanning software company turned to nearby IC3D for 3D printing capabilities as well as local artist Kendric Tonn to paint the beer taps […]

About a month ago, I was in Columbus, Ohio to see 3D technologies come together in a community-driven project that showcased local brewmasters in the Tap Takeover event spearheaded by Knockout Concepts. The 3D scanning software company turned to nearby IC3D for 3D...
Creativity and Pragmatism in 3D Printing Come Together at IC3D

Creativity and Pragmatism in 3D Printing Come Together at IC3D

“A lot of people get 3D printers now, but not the applications for them,” Michael Cao, CEO of IC3D, told me this week. “It’s like a computer now; what can you do with it? What can’t you do with it?” When computers first rolled onto the scene, no one was entirely sure what to make […]

“A lot of people get 3D printers now, but not the applications for them,” Michael Cao, CEO of IC3D, told me this week. “It’s like a computer now; what can you do with it? What can’t you do with it?” When computers first rolled onto...
NASA-Born BeeHex Makes 3D Printed Pizza Palatable, Brings R&D Operations to Ohio

NASA-Born BeeHex Makes 3D Printed Pizza Palatable, Brings R&D Operations to Ohio

Ohio may be the heart of it all, but it’s the stomach that BeeHex is focusing on with its 3D printing technology. Having recently moved its R&D operations to Columbus, Ohio, the California-headquartered company is positioning itself to contribute to our collective gastronomic future. There’s probably no better foot in the tech-created-food door than pizza, […]

Ohio may be the heart of it all, but it’s the stomach that BeeHex is focusing on with its 3D printing technology. Having recently moved its R&D operations to Columbus, Ohio, the California-headquartered company is positioning itself to contribute to our...
Humtown Products Unveils the Only Sand 3D Printer in Ohio, While Nearby Universities Drive Regional Growth of 3D Printing and the Internet of Things

Humtown Products Unveils the Only Sand 3D Printer in Ohio, While Nearby Universities Drive Regional Growth of 3D Printing and the Internet of Things

As thrilling as it is to learn about what’s happening with 3D printing and other emerging technologies all over the world, there’s just something especially satisfying about hearing what’s happening in your own neighborhood. Ohio may be considered to be flyover country by some Americans, but in terms of technological innovation, there’s a lot happening here, and […]

As thrilling as it is to learn about what’s happening with 3D printing and other emerging technologies all over the world, there’s just something especially satisfying about hearing what’s happening in your own neighborhood. Ohio may be considered to...
Tap Takeover: Columbus Community Comes Together Over 3D Scanning, 3D Printing and Craft Beer

Tap Takeover: Columbus Community Comes Together Over 3D Scanning, 3D Printing and Craft Beer

Bringing together 3D scanning, 3D printing, a local artist, and craft beer, last night Columbus, Ohio hosted a Tap Takeover — and the easiest decision I’ve made to accept an invitation in ages. While the involved individuals and organizations came together last night to celebrate successful 3D printed beer taps made from 3D scans of 20 Columbus […]

Bringing together 3D scanning, 3D printing, a local artist, and craft beer, last night Columbus, Ohio hosted a Tap Takeover — and the easiest decision I’ve made to accept an invitation in ages. While the involved individuals and organizations came together...
Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Continue to Explore the Benefits and Challenges of Additive Manufacturing

Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Continue to Explore the Benefits and Challenges of Additive Manufacturing

I am an incredibly proud resident of Dayton, Ohio, born and raised in the Gem City. Not only did the Wright Brothers live and develop the first powered, heavier-than-air aircraft here (no, Kitty Hawk, just because your breezy beaches have better flying conditions does not mean it was invented there), it is also home of […]

I am an incredibly proud resident of Dayton, Ohio, born and raised in the Gem City. Not only did the Wright Brothers live and develop the first powered, heavier-than-air aircraft here (no, Kitty Hawk, just because your breezy beaches have better flying conditions does...
Ohio Cold Case Update: Jane Doe Identified and Alleged Killers Behind Bars, Thanks to 3D Printing and Facial Reconstruction

Ohio Cold Case Update: Jane Doe Identified and Alleged Killers Behind Bars, Thanks to 3D Printing and Facial Reconstruction

Last month, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office released images of a 3D printed, reconstructed head and face of an unidentified woman whose skeletal remains were found this summer, not terribly far from where I live in Dayton. The remains were discovered in the woods in Spring Valley Township, and […]

Last month, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office released images of a 3D printed, reconstructed head and face of an unidentified woman whose skeletal remains were found this summer, not terribly far from where I live in...
3D Printing and Forensic Reconstruction Put to Work in Ohio Cold Case

3D Printing and Forensic Reconstruction Put to Work in Ohio Cold Case

We’ve seen 3D printing used in facial reconstruction before. A lot of times the technology is used to learn more about the bones of not only the skull, but also the body, from long-gone historical figures, like with Lucy, the famous Australopithecus afarensis, or a centuries-old skull from the Battle of Culloden. It can also be of […]

We’ve seen 3D printing used in facial reconstruction before. A lot of times the technology is used to learn more about the bones of not only the skull, but also the body, from long-gone historical figures, like with Lucy, the famous Australopithecus...