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3ntr Introducing Two 3D Printer Hardware Products to Complement New 3D Software at formnext 2017

3ntr Introducing Two 3D Printer Hardware Products to Complement New 3D Software at formnext 2017

It’s finally November, which means that formnext 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany is less than two weeks away. New product and business announcements ahead of the show have been rolling in since September, and they keep coming. In October, Italian industrial 3D printer manufacturer 3ntr, creator of the massive A2 3D printer, released its Smart Slicing Interface […]

It’s finally November, which means that formnext 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany is less than two weeks away. New product and business announcements ahead of the show have been rolling in since September, and they keep coming. In October, Italian industrial 3D...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 31, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, check out our 3D Printing News Briefs – we’re starting with some virtual reality research, then moving right along with all sorts of new innovations and products in the 3D printing world. European researchers are working on VR that won’t make users feel ill, while a hospital in India sets up […]

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, check out our 3D Printing News Briefs – we’re starting with some virtual reality research, then moving right along with all sorts of new innovations and products in the 3D printing world. European researchers are working on...
Apple Granted US Patent for 3D Printer that Can Work with Augmented Reality and AR Glasses

Apple Granted US Patent for 3D Printer that Can Work with Augmented Reality and AR Glasses

Silicon Valley tech giant Apple jumped headfirst into the virtual reality field over the last two years, when it hired a top VR researcher in 2016 and acquired some small startups in 2015, including augmented reality and computer vision company Metaio. More recently, Apple has been looking into augmented reality applications, though the company is keeping […]

Silicon Valley tech giant Apple jumped headfirst into the virtual reality field over the last two years, when it hired a top VR researcher in 2016 and acquired some small startups in 2015, including augmented reality and computer vision company Metaio. More recently,...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 26, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 26, 2017

We’re starting with a little bit of business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D printers and 3D printing technology, and finally some news on 3D printing filaments. Sharebot has joined the open innovation program at Techniplas, and RP Support named the first German distributor for its NEO800 production stereolithography system, while […]

We’re starting with a little bit of business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D printers and 3D printing technology, and finally some news on 3D printing filaments. Sharebot has joined the open innovation program at Techniplas, and RP...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 25, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 25, 2017

Happy Friday – let’s get the weekend started with some 3D Printing News Briefs. MyMiniFactory launches its new Click & Print feature, while a popular 3D printing service bureau purchases an EnvisionTEC Vector 3SP and EnvisionTEC itself announces a new distribution partner in the UK. A Swedish 3D printing materials developer has introduced a new […]

Happy Friday – let’s get the weekend started with some 3D Printing News Briefs. MyMiniFactory launches its new Click & Print feature, while a popular 3D printing service bureau purchases an EnvisionTEC Vector 3SP and EnvisionTEC itself announces a new...
Spanish Company Offers Unique Way to Remember Your Loved Ones: 3D Printed Jewelry Made from Their Ashes

Spanish Company Offers Unique Way to Remember Your Loved Ones: 3D Printed Jewelry Made from Their Ashes

We live in an interesting, amazing age of technological advancements  – technology like 3D printing can help us survive nearly insurmountable odds, and it can also help families grieve the loss of loved ones. The use of 3D printing technology in the death care industry is becoming more popular, with people, pets, and even celebrities […]

We live in an interesting, amazing age of technological advancements  – technology like 3D printing can help us survive nearly insurmountable odds, and it can also help families grieve the loss of loved ones. The use of 3D printing technology in the death care...
3D Printing Business News for Your Weekend: Whispering Gibbon Launches Rebranded Technology, Sigma Labs Publishes Patent

3D Printing Business News for Your Weekend: Whispering Gibbon Launches Rebranded Technology, Sigma Labs Publishes Patent

It’s officially the weekend, and we know you’re ready to kick back and relax. So, we’ve taken the liberty of putting some of the latest 3D printing business news for you here, in easily digestible, weekend-sized bites. First up is a big announcement from 3D content generation and software development startup Whispering Gibbon, which uses […]

It’s officially the weekend, and we know you’re ready to kick back and relax. So, we’ve taken the liberty of putting some of the latest 3D printing business news for you here, in easily digestible, weekend-sized bites. First up is a big announcement...
3D Printing Patent Landscape

3D Printing Patent Landscape

The field of 3D printing has been growing rapidly for years.  It has applications in many areas of life and the economy, such as healthcare, aerospace, and parts replacement.  3D printing also reshapes supply chains and democratizes manufacturing.  Fueled by this growth, 3D printing-related patent filings are trending upward. The graph and table below show […]

The field of 3D printing has been growing rapidly for years.  It has applications in many areas of life and the economy, such as healthcare, aerospace, and parts replacement.  3D printing also reshapes supply chains and democratizes manufacturing.  Fueled by this...
First 3D Printed Titanium Implant for the Sacroiliac Joint, the iFuse-3D Implant, Gets FDA Clearance

First 3D Printed Titanium Implant for the Sacroiliac Joint, the iFuse-3D Implant, Gets FDA Clearance

Titanium has been used to 3D print all sorts of items, like hearing aids and airplane parts, and even a Garmin cycle mount, but the metal is really making a difference in the medical field. We’ve seen 3D printed titanium vertebrae, spinal interbody devices, and every type of titanium implant you can imagine, from hip implants and jaw […]

Titanium has been used to 3D print all sorts of items, like hearing aids and airplane parts, and even a Garmin cycle mount, but the metal is really making a difference in the medical field. We’ve seen 3D printed titanium vertebrae, spinal interbody devices, and...
German Researchers Develop Eco-Friendly Additive Manufacturing Process That Offers Corrosion and Wear Protection

German Researchers Develop Eco-Friendly Additive Manufacturing Process That Offers Corrosion and Wear Protection

Just like boats need to be protected from rust, components need to be protected against wear and corrosion. There are special products you can apply to a boat to keep it rust-free, and you should also make sure to store it in a place that’s free from moisture; in the same vein, there are multiple ways […]

Just like boats need to be protected from rust, components need to be protected against wear and corrosion. There are special products you can apply to a boat to keep it rust-free, and you should also make sure to store it in a place that’s free from moisture;...
Nano Dimension Partners with Zuken, Files Patent Application for 3D Bioprinted Kidney Structures

Nano Dimension Partners with Zuken, Files Patent Application for 3D Bioprinted Kidney Structures

Nano Dimension has been all over the news lately as they continue to send out beta units of the Dragonfly 2020 electronic circuit board 3D printer; they recently announced that they met their Q1 goal by shipping out six of the printers so far this year. As the company prepares to release the Dragonfly 2020 […]

Nano Dimension has been all over the news lately as they continue to send out beta units of the Dragonfly 2020 electronic circuit board 3D printer; they recently announced that they met their Q1 goal by shipping out six of the printers so far this year. As the company...
Deakin University's Institute for Frontier Materials First to Successfully 3D Print BNNT Titanium Composite

Deakin University's Institute for Frontier Materials First to Successfully 3D Print BNNT Titanium Composite

Carbon nanotubes were created in the 1990s, and thanks to their strength and ability to conduct electricity, have a multimillion dollar market. About a year ago, the National Research Council Canada started to expand its production of nanotubes made from lightweight boron nitride, also known as BNNTs, and it was projected that BNNTs would be […]

Carbon nanotubes were created in the 1990s, and thanks to their strength and ability to conduct electricity, have a multimillion dollar market. About a year ago, the National Research Council Canada started to expand its production of nanotubes made from lightweight...
Open-Source Ultimaker Files Its First Patent - But Don't Panic, the 3D Printer Manufacturer Says

Open-Source Ultimaker Files Its First Patent - But Don't Panic, the 3D Printer Manufacturer Says

The popularity of Ultimaker is for a number of reasons. Yes, the company does produce reliable, high-quality 3D printers that consistently makes the top of “best 3D printers” lists, but one of the things that people really love about Ultimaker is that they’re open source. Nothing is patented, and users are invited to collaborate with Ultimaker by sharing […]

The popularity of Ultimaker is for a number of reasons. Yes, the company does produce reliable, high-quality 3D printers that consistently makes the top of “best 3D printers” lists, but one of the things that people really love about Ultimaker is that...
Nano Dimension Files Patent Application, Announces Successfully 3D Printed PCBs Containing Embedded Electronics

Nano Dimension Files Patent Application, Announces Successfully 3D Printed PCBs Containing Embedded Electronics

Way back in 2014, Israeli 3D printer and 3D printed electronics manufacturer Nano Dimension received a $500,000 grant to develop a desktop 3D printer to make printed circuit boards (PCBs). The rest, as they say, is history: the DragonFly 2020 3D printer was unveiled soon after at the Printed Electronics USA 2015 show. The cutting-edge […]

Way back in 2014, Israeli 3D printer and 3D printed electronics manufacturer Nano Dimension received a $500,000 grant to develop a desktop 3D printer to make printed circuit boards (PCBs). The rest, as they say, is history: the DragonFly 2020 3D printer was unveiled...
From the Toilet to the Tub—Google’s Smart Bathroom Will Evaluate Your Poop & Your Health with 3D Tech

From the Toilet to the Tub—Google’s Smart Bathroom Will Evaluate Your Poop & Your Health with 3D Tech

So much for ignorance is bliss—when it comes to your health, that is. While many of us may wake up in the middle of the night with a strange ache, pain, or, er, intestinal issue, we like to assume that it’s just nothing. In the coming years, however, your own appliances from the bathtub to […]

So much for ignorance is bliss—when it comes to your health, that is. While many of us may wake up in the middle of the night with a strange ache, pain, or, er, intestinal issue, we like to assume that it’s just nothing. In the coming years, however, your own...
Avoiding the On-Sale Patent Bar

Avoiding the On-Sale Patent Bar

If you or your company has invented something, be careful to apply for the patent within a year of its first sale.  Otherwise, the right to obtain a patent will be forever lost.  This is commonly referred to as the “on-sale” bar.  This advice seems simple, but as noted in the recent decision of the […]

If you or your company has invented something, be careful to apply for the patent within a year of its first sale.  Otherwise, the right to obtain a patent will be forever lost.  This is commonly referred to as the “on-sale” bar.  This advice seems simple, but as...
The Supreme Court Writes a New Chapter on Patent Damages -- Making an Award of Attorneys' Fees and Multiple Damages Easier to Obtain  and Once Again Changing the Patent Landscape

The Supreme Court Writes a New Chapter on Patent Damages -- Making an Award of Attorneys' Fees and Multiple Damages Easier to Obtain and Once Again Changing the Patent Landscape

This article will review the recent history concerning patent litigation, patent damages, and recent changes effectuated by Congress and the Supreme Court. First, a little history. Once upon a time there were a series of Plaintiff’s lawyers who brought a multitude of questionable litigations involving vague patents, which they attempted to apply across all industries. The litigations were […]

This article will review the recent history concerning patent litigation, patent damages, and recent changes effectuated by Congress and the Supreme Court. First, a little history. Once upon a time there were a series of Plaintiff’s lawyers who brought a multitude of...
Shapeways Explains What Happens When a Design Patent is Infringed

Shapeways Explains What Happens When a Design Patent is Infringed

When it comes to copyright law involving 3D design work, no one seems to grasp the perplexing and unhinged infringement rules quite like the 3D printing and law expert Michael Weinberg. Currently working with 3D printing service bureau Shapeways, Weinberg has been on top of all the latest controversy and confusion involving the United States […]

When it comes to copyright law involving 3D design work, no one seems to grasp the perplexing and unhinged infringement rules quite like the 3D printing and law expert Michael Weinberg. Currently working with 3D printing service bureau Shapeways, Weinberg has been on...
Boeing Files Patent for Technology to 3D Print Artificial “Ice,” Easing the Aircraft Certification Process

Boeing Files Patent for Technology to 3D Print Artificial “Ice,” Easing the Aircraft Certification Process

When it comes to utilizing 3D printing technology within the aerospace industry, very few companies—aside from Airbus perhaps—have been experimenting as much as Boeing. Over the last year or so, Boeing has patented a 3D printing process that prints levitating objects, and has also found a home for a over 20,000 3D printed parts on their […]

When it comes to utilizing 3D printing technology within the aerospace industry, very few companies—aside from Airbus perhaps—have been experimenting as much as Boeing. Over the last year or so, Boeing has patented a 3D printing process that prints levitating objects,...
Protecting 3D Printed Designs – Can Trade Dress Rights Fill the Void?

Protecting 3D Printed Designs – Can Trade Dress Rights Fill the Void?

Imagine you’ve designed a new product with 3D printing.  Thinking of ways to protect it can be a daunting challenge.  Hopefully, you’ll consider some basic agreements with any third parties that participated in the design, such as non-disclosure agreements, employee agreements and joint venture agreements, which are handy documents to make sure that the rights […]

Imagine you’ve designed a new product with 3D printing.  Thinking of ways to protect it can be a daunting challenge.  Hopefully, you’ll consider some basic agreements with any third parties that participated in the design, such as non-disclosure agreements, employee...
Apple's Patent Application Could Potentially Revolutionize Multicolor 3D Printing

Apple's Patent Application Could Potentially Revolutionize Multicolor 3D Printing

The Apple rumor mill continues to churn! Last year, murmurs that the mega-corporation may be planning to enter the 3D printing market began to circulate after Apple filed for several patents related to 3D printing. Today, a new patent application was published; if it comes to fruition, it could result in something completely new for 3D […]

The Apple rumor mill continues to churn! Last year, murmurs that the mega-corporation may be planning to enter the 3D printing market began to circulate after Apple filed for several patents related to 3D printing. Today, a new patent application was published; if it...
Samsung Electronics Granted Patent for MultiColor Ink in 3D Printing

Samsung Electronics Granted Patent for MultiColor Ink in 3D Printing

Samsung Electronics has repeatedly said they are not entering the 3D printing market, but some might find they protest a little too much–especially in light of the recent patent awarded to them by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent, regarding multicolor ink for 3D printing, was applied for by Samsung in September […]

Samsung Electronics has repeatedly said they are not entering the 3D printing market, but some might find they protest a little too much–especially in light of the recent patent awarded to them by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The...
Apple Issued Patent for 3D Scanning Stylus

Apple Issued Patent for 3D Scanning Stylus

In my opinion it’s only a matter of time before tech goliath Apple enters the 3D printing and scanning space. Once this takes place there really is no telling how quickly the entire industry will expand under their wing. A patent, issued this week, and filed at the beginning of 2014, may hint at some […]

In my opinion it’s only a matter of time before tech goliath Apple enters the 3D printing and scanning space. Once this takes place there really is no telling how quickly the entire industry will expand under their wing. A patent, issued this week, and filed at...
Microsoft Issued Patent for 3D Depth Scanning Camera & Software -- May Accelerate 3D Design & Printing Exponentially

Microsoft Issued Patent for 3D Depth Scanning Camera & Software -- May Accelerate 3D Design & Printing Exponentially

It’s certainly not a shock to see that Microsoft has been working overtime behind the scenes to take over the 3D design world. The only surprise is that it took the technology giant so long. There’s little to no doubt it will have been worth the wait as Microsoft’s new patent indicates some serious latitude coming down the […]

It’s certainly not a shock to see that Microsoft has been working overtime behind the scenes to take over the 3D design world. The only surprise is that it took the technology giant so long. There’s little to no doubt it will have been worth the wait as...
Samsung’s Patent for Multicolor 3D Printer and Process May Signal Larger Entry into Market

Samsung’s Patent for Multicolor 3D Printer and Process May Signal Larger Entry into Market

As the 3D printing industry has expanded, many have speculated on which companies would enter into the space and emerge as market leaders. We’ve seen new companies like 3D Systems begin to operate in the industry, as well as existing companies such as HP and Intel step into the space. Now, Samsung seems to be […]

As the 3D printing industry has expanded, many have speculated on which companies would enter into the space and emerge as market leaders. We’ve seen new companies like 3D Systems begin to operate in the industry, as well as existing companies such as HP and Intel...