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BASF Continues Momentum in 3D Printing with BigRep and Farsoon Partnerships, Expansion into Asia Pacific

BASF Continues Momentum in 3D Printing with BigRep and Farsoon Partnerships, Expansion into Asia Pacific

Global chemical company BASF, headquartered in Germany, knows that setting up partnerships with other innovative companies is key to getting ahead in the 3D printing industry. In November, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, a subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH dedicated to additive manufacturing, announced that it was entering into a strategic alliance with German technology startup BigRep for developing industrial […]

Global chemical company BASF, headquartered in Germany, knows that setting up partnerships with other innovative companies is key to getting ahead in the 3D printing industry. In November, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, a subsidiary of BASF New Business...
3D Printed Gnome Launches into the Stratosphere to Celebrate 100 Years of Polish Independence

3D Printed Gnome Launches into the Stratosphere to Celebrate 100 Years of Polish Independence

My hometown mascot is the panther…or at least it’s the mascot for all of our sports teams. After each touchdown the high school football team scores, you’ll hear a panther snarl played over the loudspeakers that sounds (not at all silly) very ferocious, which is more than I can say about anything regarding my college mascot […]

My hometown mascot is the panther…or at least it’s the mascot for all of our sports teams. After each touchdown the high school football team scores, you’ll hear a panther snarl played over the loudspeakers that sounds (not at all silly) very...
Sculpteo and Octobre71 Keep Manufacturing Local with Stylish 3D Printed Eyewear

Sculpteo and Octobre71 Keep Manufacturing Local with Stylish 3D Printed Eyewear

Anyone who wears glasses or contact lenses dreads the day when they have to be replaced, because corrective eyewear is expensive. So are quality sunglasses; if you want a pair that won’t break within a month, you generally have to shell out some money. That may not always be the case, though. 3D printing is […]

Anyone who wears glasses or contact lenses dreads the day when they have to be replaced, because corrective eyewear is expensive. So are quality sunglasses; if you want a pair that won’t break within a month, you generally have to shell out some money. That may...
colorFabb Presents a Highly Printable Nylon and Carbon Fiber 3D Printing Filament

colorFabb Presents a Highly Printable Nylon and Carbon Fiber 3D Printing Filament

Nylon is a difficult material to 3D print with, especially for extrusion-based systems. The material tends to warp with maddening frequency, and it’s one of the biggest culprits in regards to absorbing moisture from the air, which causes numerous problems. Its benefits, however, make the material worth trying to overcome its drawbacks. It’s incredibly strong, […]

Nylon is a difficult material to 3D print with, especially for extrusion-based systems. The material tends to warp with maddening frequency, and it’s one of the biggest culprits in regards to absorbing moisture from the air, which causes numerous problems. Its...
Roboze Introducing New CARBON PEEK 3D Printing Material and ARGO 500 3D Printer at formnext

Roboze Introducing New CARBON PEEK 3D Printing Material and ARGO 500 3D Printer at formnext

Italy-based FFF 3D printer manufacturer Roboze introduced its first machine, the professional Roboze One, in 2015. The 3D printer was upgraded just a few months ago, not long after the company revamped its second printer, the affordable Roboze One+400, into a fully industrial 3D printer. The company, which was recently named one of the top 500 […]

Italy-based FFF 3D printer manufacturer Roboze introduced its first machine, the professional Roboze One, in 2015. The 3D printer was upgraded just a few months ago, not long after the company revamped its second printer, the affordable Roboze One+400, into a fully...
Now On Kickstarter: Natural Robotics' Desktop SLS 3D Printer and the Latest Zimpure 3D Printer Filtering Solution

Now On Kickstarter: Natural Robotics' Desktop SLS 3D Printer and the Latest Zimpure 3D Printer Filtering Solution

Crowdfunding campaigns are a great and very popular way to raise funds for new technologies, projects, and products. One of the top sites for these campaigns is Kickstarter, and as we regularly hear about more promising startups we work to keep up-to-date on the latest 3D printing-related Kickstarter campaigns, whether it’s for a 3D printed product or […]

Crowdfunding campaigns are a great and very popular way to raise funds for new technologies, projects, and products. One of the top sites for these campaigns is Kickstarter, and as we regularly hear about more promising startups we work to keep up-to-date on the...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 3, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 3, 2017

It’s the first 3D Printing News Briefs of the month, and today we’ll be starting off with a little 3D printing material news, followed by a 3D printed military project, 3D printed aircraft engine parts, and some business news to round out the day. i.materialise has introduced a new finish for its polyamide material, a […]

It’s the first 3D Printing News Briefs of the month, and today we’ll be starting off with a little 3D printing material news, followed by a 3D printed military project, 3D printed aircraft engine parts, and some business news to round out the day....
3D Printing News Briefs: September 29, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 29, 2017

We’re starting off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with some business stories, then moving on to some new products. Luxexcel has received an equity investment from a venture capital fund, while 3D Printing Studios is partnering with SAP Distributed Manufacturing and CRP Technology signs a new dealer agreement. The Ultimate 3D Printing Store is introducing […]

We’re starting off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with some business stories, then moving on to some new products. Luxexcel has received an equity investment from a venture capital fund, while 3D Printing Studios is partnering with SAP Distributed...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 22, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 22, 2017

Welcome to the Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, where we are all business, all the time…except for a little news on 3D printing materials, that is. BASF acquires the Solvay polyamide business, OMNI3D names its new CEO, and AP&C has received an important ISO certification. Sculpteo is starting a 3D printing consulting service, […]

Welcome to the Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, where we are all business, all the time…except for a little news on 3D printing materials, that is. BASF acquires the Solvay polyamide business, OMNI3D names its new CEO, and AP&C has received an...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 1, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 1, 2017

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be discussing a little business news, then moving to materials, and finishing with something fun to get your weekend started. Additive Manufacturing Technologies has announced a partnership with Midwest Prototyping, while the Dubai RTA is working with Siemens to produce 3D printed metro parts. […]

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be discussing a little business news, then moving to materials, and finishing with something fun to get your weekend started. Additive Manufacturing Technologies has announced a partnership...
What If 3D Printing Plastics Were Superheroes?

What If 3D Printing Plastics Were Superheroes?

Plastic is the most popular material used for 3D printing and the cheapest one. We decided to make this ordinary topic a bit funnier than it really is and compared qualities of different plastic types with qualities superheroes have. ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) – Superman We compared ABS with Superman because they both are strong, […]

Plastic is the most popular material used for 3D printing and the cheapest one. We decided to make this ordinary topic a bit funnier than it really is and compared qualities of different plastic types with qualities superheroes have. ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene...
Arkema and Its Sartomer Subsidiary Invest in Increased Production Capacities for Advanced 3D Printing Materials

Arkema and Its Sartomer Subsidiary Invest in Increased Production Capacities for Advanced 3D Printing Materials

In late 2015, Arkema, one of the largest specialty chemical and advanced materials developers, announced that it would be increasing its focus on 3D printing materials research. The company, which hopes that its advanced materials will eventually account for over 25% of its sales, has been busy making good on this announcement, being named as […]

In late 2015, Arkema, one of the largest specialty chemical and advanced materials developers, announced that it would be increasing its focus on 3D printing materials research. The company, which hopes that its advanced materials will eventually account for over 25%...
Daimler Buses 3D Printing Parts for Replacement, Small Series Production, Special Customer Requests

Daimler Buses 3D Printing Parts for Replacement, Small Series Production, Special Customer Requests

Leading automotive manufacturer Daimler AG has fully integrated 3D printing technology into the development process and series production for its commercial vehicles segment. The manufacturer recently teamed up with Premium AEROTEC and EOS to work on developing and implementing next-generation industrial additive manufacturing, and Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, put its commercial 3D printers to […]

Leading automotive manufacturer Daimler AG has fully integrated 3D printing technology into the development process and series production for its commercial vehicles segment. The manufacturer recently teamed up with Premium AEROTEC and EOS to work on developing and...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 19, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 19, 2017

Happy Friday! In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Metalysis joins an international alloy technology partnership and CRP USA is exhibiting its WINDFORM 3D printing materials at SOMSA for the first time. DeskArtes, Thor3D, and EOS are all rolling out new software suites, while Sculpteo announces a new material. Make: has released a […]

Happy Friday! In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Metalysis joins an international alloy technology partnership and CRP USA is exhibiting its WINDFORM 3D printing materials at SOMSA for the first time. DeskArtes, Thor3D, and EOS are all...
Albert Einstein Honored With the First Book to Be 3D Printed in One Piece

Albert Einstein Honored With the First Book to Be 3D Printed in One Piece

Albert Einstein may never have heard of 3D printing, but the 3D printing community is a big fan of his work. When his theory about gravitational waves was finally proven to be true last year, the historical moment was commemorated with a special 3D print, and this year, in honor of the 100th anniversary of […]

Albert Einstein may never have heard of 3D printing, but the 3D printing community is a big fan of his work. When his theory about gravitational waves was finally proven to be true last year, the historical moment was commemorated with a special 3D print, and this...
Forecast 3D to Begin Offering HP's Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing Technology to Customers; Materialise Reports on the MJF's Development

Forecast 3D to Begin Offering HP's Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing Technology to Customers; Materialise Reports on the MJF's Development

We’ve been excited about the Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing system from HP Inc. ever since we first heard about the idea back in 2014 and first saw the system last year. We’re not the only ones, and one of the aspects that has made the development of the MJF system so exciting is its open nature. HP announced […]

We’ve been excited about the Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing system from HP Inc. ever since we first heard about the idea back in 2014 and first saw the system last year. We’re not the only ones, and one of the aspects that has made the development of the MJF...
Swiss Design Duo Stuns Again with 3D Printed Shadow Clouds

Swiss Design Duo Stuns Again with 3D Printed Shadow Clouds

Using shadows as sources of entertainment is something we’re all familiar with. Whether it’s making the dog face with your hands on the projection screen when your teacher’s back is turned or watching your own shadow strike monstrous poses on the sidewalk on a sunny day, we’ve all played with the way that postures and […]

Using shadows as sources of entertainment is something we’re all familiar with. Whether it’s making the dog face with your hands on the projection screen when your teacher’s back is turned or watching your own shadow strike monstrous poses on the...
Artist Se Yoon Park Explores Balance Between Light and Darkness with 3D Printed Trees

Artist Se Yoon Park Explores Balance Between Light and Darkness with 3D Printed Trees

The dichotomy between light and darkness is probably the oldest and most central theme in every art form. It forms the conflict in much of literature and film, and it’s literally what photography is made of. The work of painters revolves around the contrast and interplay between light, darkness, and the myriad tones in between. […]

The dichotomy between light and darkness is probably the oldest and most central theme in every art form. It forms the conflict in much of literature and film, and it’s literally what photography is made of. The work of painters revolves around the contrast and...
Designer Kurt Plagge Creates Unbelievably Complex 3D Printed Cubes With i.materialise

Designer Kurt Plagge Creates Unbelievably Complex 3D Printed Cubes With i.materialise

The cube: it’s one of the more simplistic geometric shapes we know of, equal in width, length, and height on each of its sides. Yet despite its basic nature, this shape is also widely used to create Rubik’s Cubes and other complex, unique puzzles. From the bewildering design work of Oskar van Deventer, which has been […]

The cube: it’s one of the more simplistic geometric shapes we know of, equal in width, length, and height on each of its sides. Yet despite its basic nature, this shape is also widely used to create Rubik’s Cubes and other complex, unique puzzles. From the bewildering...
i.materialise and Rhino Announce Winners in the 3D Printed Apple Accessories Challenge

i.materialise and Rhino Announce Winners in the 3D Printed Apple Accessories Challenge

In the beginning of November we were introduced to a design contest from i.materialise and Rhinoceros: the 3D Printed Apple Accessories Challenge, which asked all creative people with Rhino3D design software, and a working knowledge of 3D printing and Apple products, to put on their thinking caps. The Challenge sought designs that would make high-quality and functional 3D printable accessories: docks, covers, mounts, […]

In the beginning of November we were introduced to a design contest from i.materialise and Rhinoceros: the 3D Printed Apple Accessories Challenge, which asked all creative people with Rhino3D design software, and a working knowledge of 3D printing and Apple...
The RIO Chair Brings 3D Printing to the Commercial Furniture Market

The RIO Chair Brings 3D Printing to the Commercial Furniture Market

Typically when industrial or commercial designers choose to utilize 3D printing technology it’s to develop prototypes and proof of concept designs. In fact, the fastest growing sector of 3D printer purchases is from the design market, where rapid prototyping shaves weeks and even months off of projects while often producing a better final product. However […]

Typically when industrial or commercial designers choose to utilize 3D printing technology it’s to develop prototypes and proof of concept designs. In fact, the fastest growing sector of 3D printer purchases is from the design market, where rapid prototyping shaves...
Will the 'Sinterit Lisa' Usher in Affordable Desktop Selective Laser Sintering?

Will the 'Sinterit Lisa' Usher in Affordable Desktop Selective Laser Sintering?

Selective laser sintering (SLS) is probably one of the more underrepresented 3D printing processes being used right now. Despite being versatile and highly detailed, it often scares off small and medium sized businesses with high prices, messy powder materials and the need for a dedicated, enclosed workspace. The price is especially intimidating to small, 3D […]

Selective laser sintering (SLS) is probably one of the more underrepresented 3D printing processes being used right now. Despite being versatile and highly detailed, it often scares off small and medium sized businesses with high prices, messy powder materials and the...
These 3D Printed Shoes Make a Statement Unlike Any Other

These 3D Printed Shoes Make a Statement Unlike Any Other

Eric Meijer admits that the existence of 3D printing technology has really been a boon to his psychological well being: “If 3D printing didn’t exist, I would be a frustrated person with a lot of weird sketches and ideas.” He would also be Dutch man, living in Spain, who has been a commercial diver since […]

Eric Meijer admits that the existence of 3D printing technology has really been a boon to his psychological well being: “If 3D printing didn’t exist, I would be a frustrated person with a lot of weird sketches and ideas.” He would also be Dutch man,...
Wiivv Wearables Receives Venture Capital for 3D Printed Insoles

Wiivv Wearables Receives Venture Capital for 3D Printed Insoles

As the industry of 3D printing grows and indeed begins transforming manufacturing, consumers have a lot to look forward to on the personal front in terms of customized products that are not only more affordable but of even higher quality in many cases. Apparel and footwear are two areas of growing interest, as there are […]

As the industry of 3D printing grows and indeed begins transforming manufacturing, consumers have a lot to look forward to on the personal front in terms of customized products that are not only more affordable but of even higher quality in many cases. Apparel and...
CRP USA's Windform Materials Let Them Re-imagine Additive Manufacturing

CRP USA's Windform Materials Let Them Re-imagine Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing and proprietary Windform materials were used to build a number of parts of the Cubesat KySat-2 which was launched into orbit as part of a NASA mission out of Wallops Flight Facility. CRP USA says their Windform materials are ideal to stretch the limits of SLS applications, and they say the fact that Kentucky Space […]

Additive manufacturing and proprietary Windform materials were used to build a number of parts of the Cubesat KySat-2 which was launched into orbit as part of a NASA mission out of Wallops Flight Facility. CRP USA says their Windform materials are ideal to stretch the...
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