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Interview with Kai Witter Looking at the Business Case for DyeMansion Depowdering and Dyeing Powder Bed Fusion Parts

Interview with Kai Witter Looking at the Business Case for DyeMansion Depowdering and Dyeing Powder Bed Fusion Parts

From file to software to machine to finished part takes a design along a path through many different vendors, formats, processes, and interactions. We as an industry are trying to manufacture, reliably with a disparate set of tools and technologies. In between ones and zeroes and finished product we have many crucial steps that get […]

From file to software to machine to finished part takes a design along a path through many different vendors, formats, processes, and interactions. We as an industry are trying to manufacture, reliably with a disparate set of tools and technologies. In between ones...
Penn State Opens Finishing Lab for Metal 3D Printed Parts

Penn State Opens Finishing Lab for Metal 3D Printed Parts

Penn State has been responsible for several intriguing innovations in 3D printing, running the gamut from fashion to bioprinting. Now the university is taking a step forward in metal 3D printing with the installation of what it’s calling a “super finishing lab” for metal 3D printed parts. Penn State received over $535,000 for the lab, which […]

Penn State has been responsible for several intriguing innovations in 3D printing, running the gamut from fashion to bioprinting. Now the university is taking a step forward in metal 3D printing with the installation of what it’s calling a “super finishing...
Two Dutch Material Companies Release Unique New 3D Printing Filaments

Two Dutch Material Companies Release Unique New 3D Printing Filaments

Dutch 3D printing materials manufacturer Formfutura is well known for its many unique materials, which run the gamut from wood and cork to stone and carbon fiber. The company has recently announced the launch of its new filament initiative, the high-performance Centaur PP. The lightweight polypropylene (PP) filament, with a material density of 0.9 g/cc, was […]

Dutch 3D printing materials manufacturer Formfutura is well known for its many unique materials, which run the gamut from wood and cork to stone and carbon fiber. The company has recently announced the launch of its new filament initiative, the...
Farsoon Furthers Industrial 3D Printing with New Oerlikon and AMT Partnerships, Establishment of German Subsidiary

Farsoon Furthers Industrial 3D Printing with New Oerlikon and AMT Partnerships, Establishment of German Subsidiary

Industrial 3D printer supplier Farsoon Technologies has had a busy week, as yesterday we heard about a new strategic agreement with BASF in order to provide customers in China with a new PA-based 3D printing material solution. Today, the company has several additional major announcements, including two partnerships and a new business. Farsoon has signed […]

Industrial 3D printer supplier Farsoon Technologies has had a busy week, as yesterday we heard about a new strategic agreement with BASF in order to provide customers in China with a new PA-based 3D printing material solution. Today, the company has several additional...
CARBOPRINT: ExOne Using Binder Jet 3D Printing to Produce Carbon and Graphite Components with SGL Group

CARBOPRINT: ExOne Using Binder Jet 3D Printing to Produce Carbon and Graphite Components with SGL Group

The ExOne Company, which provides 3D printed products to industrial customers and manufactures the M-Flex metal production 3D printer platform, has long had its eye on materials, partnering with Jenny Wu to 3D print an interlocking steel necklace and adding a stainless steel alloy to its offerings. This week the company has announced that it is working […]

The ExOne Company, which provides 3D printed products to industrial customers and manufactures the M-Flex metal production 3D printer platform, has long had its eye on materials, partnering with Jenny Wu to 3D print an interlocking steel necklace and adding a...
Prominent Organizations Invest in 3D Printers and Post-Processing Technology

Prominent Organizations Invest in 3D Printers and Post-Processing Technology

In 2016, Ultimaker released the Ultimaker 3, the latest in its line of popular, highly praised desktop 3D printers. It was followed by the Ultimaker 3 Extended, a larger version of the 3. Both have been lauded for their ease of use, professional quality prints and versatility, making them well-suited for a variety of applications. The […]

In 2016, Ultimaker released the Ultimaker 3, the latest in its line of popular, highly praised desktop 3D printers. It was followed by the Ultimaker 3 Extended, a larger version of the 3. Both have been lauded for their ease of use, professional quality prints and...
Structo Introduces Automated Post-Processing with the Velox Desktop Dental 3D Printer

Structo Introduces Automated Post-Processing with the Velox Desktop Dental 3D Printer

Singapore-headquartered 3D printer manufacturer Structo has become known for its dental 3D printers, introducing its first, the OrthoForm, two years ago and its second, the DentaForm, a year after that. Both were industrial 3D printers, utilizing Structo’s proprietary Liquid Crystal Dynamic Mask Stereolithography (MSLA) technology, but this week the company has unveiled something different – a […]

Singapore-headquartered 3D printer manufacturer Structo has become known for its dental 3D printers, introducing its first, the OrthoForm, two years ago and its second, the DentaForm, a year after that. Both were industrial 3D printers, utilizing Structo’s...
New Automatic Waste Removal Feature Doubles Speed, Cuts Post Processing for Mcor Full-Color 3D Printing

New Automatic Waste Removal Feature Doubles Speed, Cuts Post Processing for Mcor Full-Color 3D Printing

One of the most unique 3D printing companies in the industry is Mcor. The Irish manufacturer’s 3D printers print not with plastic, not with metal but with paper, yet their parts are stronger than you would ever expect paper to be. Their technology, Selective Deposition Lamination, involves laying down sheets of regular office paper one […]

One of the most unique 3D printing companies in the industry is Mcor. The Irish manufacturer’s 3D printers print not with plastic, not with metal but with paper, yet their parts are stronger than you would ever expect paper to be. Their technology, Selective...
3D Printed Prototypes Demonstrate Smart Windows That Can Keep Your Car Cool in the Sun

3D Printed Prototypes Demonstrate Smart Windows That Can Keep Your Car Cool in the Sun

When you’ve left your car in the sun all day, unless you were lucky enough to find a parking spot under a tree, getting back in and sitting inside immediately leads to feeling enveloped in an intense, stifling heat. But researchers from the University of Delaware may have found a solution, with their prototype windows […]

When you’ve left your car in the sun all day, unless you were lucky enough to find a parking spot under a tree, getting back in and sitting inside immediately leads to feeling enveloped in an intense, stifling heat. But researchers from the University of...
Solukon Offers New Systems for Removing Powder from Metal 3D Printed Parts

Solukon Offers New Systems for Removing Powder from Metal 3D Printed Parts

Most 3D printing processes come with their own post-processing requirements, and those for metal powder bed additive manufacturing can be especially involved. Not only do supports have to be removed, which is often a difficult and time-consuming process, but excess powder has to be removed as well, and that’s not as easy as it sounds, […]

Most 3D printing processes come with their own post-processing requirements, and those for metal powder bed additive manufacturing can be especially involved. Not only do supports have to be removed, which is often a difficult and time-consuming process, but excess...
atum3D to Debut New 3D Printer, Software, Industry Excellence Packs at formnext

atum3D to Debut New 3D Printer, Software, Industry Excellence Packs at formnext

One of the biggest annual events in additive manufacturing is formnext, which begins in Frankfurt, Germany in just two weeks. With all of the international attention the conference garners, many 3D printing companies around the world use the opportunity to debut their latest products and innovations. At last year’s formnext, Dutch digital light processing (DLP) […]

One of the biggest annual events in additive manufacturing is formnext, which begins in Frankfurt, Germany in just two weeks. With all of the international attention the conference garners, many 3D printing companies around the world use the opportunity to debut their...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 15, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 15, 2017

Just like earlier this week, today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs is bringing you the latest business news from the 3D printing world. We’ve got an update on the TU Eindhoven 3D printed bridge, and BIOLIFE4D has appointed its Chief Medical Officer. Divide By Zero Technologies has won a prestigious award, while the Third […]

Just like earlier this week, today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs is bringing you the latest business news from the 3D printing world. We’ve got an update on the TU Eindhoven 3D printed bridge, and BIOLIFE4D has appointed its Chief Medical Officer....
Simufact Additive Simulation Software Leads to Real Advances for toolcraft and Collaborative LightHinge+ 3D Printing Project

Simufact Additive Simulation Software Leads to Real Advances for toolcraft and Collaborative LightHinge+ 3D Printing Project

Last fall, simulation software company Simufact introduced its Simufact Additive solution for metal 3D printing users, to help eliminate wasted time and money by getting rid of failed prints. The software, which covers the whole manufacturing process chain for powder bed fusion 3D printing processes, is meant to optimize metal 3D printing as a scalable process […]

Last fall, simulation software company Simufact introduced its Simufact Additive solution for metal 3D printing users, to help eliminate wasted time and money by getting rid of failed prints. The software, which covers the whole manufacturing process chain for powder...
What Do We Need for Production Scale 3D Printing? Amateur Hour is Over.

What Do We Need for Production Scale 3D Printing? Amateur Hour is Over.

Whereas most of the media focus around 3D printing was initially directed at desktop 3D printing, a lot of the opportunity is actually in industry. Industrial 3D printing can unlock value for manufacturers by making their supply chains more flexible. Part count reduction and weight reduction in parts can lower costs. By using 3D printing […]

Whereas most of the media focus around 3D printing was initially directed at desktop 3D printing, a lot of the opportunity is actually in industry. Industrial 3D printing can unlock value for manufacturers by making their supply chains more flexible. Part count...
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...
3D Printing News Briefs: July 21, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: July 21, 2017

As usual, the 3D printing world has been busy over the last several days. For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from business and 3D printing mobile apps to 3D scanning, 3D printer kits, and a cleaning unit for 3D printed prototype parts. PostProcess Technologies has appointed four new […]

As usual, the 3D printing world has been busy over the last several days. For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from business and 3D printing mobile apps to 3D scanning, 3D printer kits, and a cleaning unit...
Olaf Diegel’s Desktop Distillery Proves Metal 3D Printing is More Fun without Post-Processing

Olaf Diegel’s Desktop Distillery Proves Metal 3D Printing is More Fun without Post-Processing

Post-processing. No one wants to talk about it, but everyone working with metal additive manufacturing has to do it. …Right? While Rize is working to remove the pain of post-processing from plastic 3D printing processes, and Desktop Metal has been making headway with easily removable supports on the metals side, as of today there’s no […]

Post-processing. No one wants to talk about it, but everyone working with metal additive manufacturing has to do it. …Right? While Rize is working to remove the pain of post-processing from plastic 3D printing processes, and Desktop Metal has been making headway...
Rize Begins Commercial Shipments of the 3D Printer That Virtually Eliminates Post-Processing

Rize Begins Commercial Shipments of the 3D Printer That Virtually Eliminates Post-Processing

It hasn’t been quite a full year since we were first introduced to the Rize One 3D printer, which with its patented Augmented Polymer Deposition technology promised to deliver a long-held dream in 3D printing: virtually eliminating the pain point that is post-processing. The team at Rize Inc. hail from a variety of strong backgrounds in […]

It hasn’t been quite a full year since we were first introduced to the Rize One 3D printer, which with its patented Augmented Polymer Deposition technology promised to deliver a long-held dream in 3D printing: virtually eliminating the pain point that is...
3D Printing Helps Autonomous Sailboat Take On the Atlantic

3D Printing Helps Autonomous Sailboat Take On the Atlantic

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap, based in Munich, first introduced its large X1000 3D printer in 2014, and it’s been evolving ever since. The industrial printer, with a massive build envelope of 1000 x 800 x 600 mm, was used last year to help TAKATA PlasTec get automotive parts to market faster, and recently […]

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap, based in Munich, first introduced its large X1000 3D printer in 2014, and it’s been evolving ever since. The industrial printer, with a massive build envelope of 1000 x 800 x 600 mm, was used last year to help...
3D Printing with Essentially No Post-Processing: Rize Rises at RAPID, Sees Future in Growth with New Company President

3D Printing with Essentially No Post-Processing: Rize Rises at RAPID, Sees Future in Growth with New Company President

It’s okay to admit it: you hate post-processing. It’s easier once you’ve admitted it. It’s easier still if you can virtually eliminate the need for it — or at least that’s one foundational belief at Rize, which emerged from the ether last summer to present the Rize One 3D printer, said to essentially cut out the […]

It’s okay to admit it: you hate post-processing. It’s easier once you’ve admitted it. It’s easier still if you can virtually eliminate the need for it — or at least that’s one foundational belief at Rize, which emerged from the...
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...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 12, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 12, 2017

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got stories on 3D printing business, a new facility, and a couple of new products. The SYNNEX Corporation announced that it is now the exclusive distributor of HP’s Jet Fusion 3D Printing solution in North America, a new distributor for Verashape means that the […]

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got stories on 3D printing business, a new facility, and a couple of new products. The SYNNEX Corporation announced that it is now the exclusive distributor of HP’s Jet Fusion 3D...
Formlabs Introduces New 3D Printing Post-Processing Equipment at RAPID + TCT, Prepares for First Users’ Conference

Formlabs Introduces New 3D Printing Post-Processing Equipment at RAPID + TCT, Prepares for First Users’ Conference

Today begins the RAPID + TCT event in Pittsburgh, which we’ve been looking forward to for a long time. The biggest 3D printing trade show in North America, RAPID is full of people and companies that we’ll be visiting and talking to, and we can’t wait to share it all with you. Although the first day […]

Today begins the RAPID + TCT event in Pittsburgh, which we’ve been looking forward to for a long time. The biggest 3D printing trade show in North America, RAPID is full of people and companies that we’ll be visiting and talking to, and we can’t wait...
PostProcess Technologies Closes $4 Million Seed Round as Investors Look to Scalable Industrial 3D Printing

PostProcess Technologies Closes $4 Million Seed Round as Investors Look to Scalable Industrial 3D Printing

It shouldn’t take much convincing for anyone to see how valuable PostProcess’ technology is. Considering the headache involved in removing support materials from 3D printed objects and then smoothing them and making them ready, it’s no surprise that PostProcess Technologies, headquartered in Buffalo, has clients from a wide range of industries today. It’s also not […]

It shouldn’t take much convincing for anyone to see how valuable PostProcess’ technology is. Considering the headache involved in removing support materials from 3D printed objects and then smoothing them and making them ready, it’s no surprise that PostProcess...
Further Developments Made in Dissolvable Supports for Metal 3D Printed Parts

Further Developments Made in Dissolvable Supports for Metal 3D Printed Parts

It’s hard enough to remove supports from many plastic 3D printed parts, but more than one company has been working on developing ways to make plastic support removal easier, to the delight of many. Metal supports are a different story. The laborious machining required to remove metal support structures can take days – often longer than […]

It’s hard enough to remove supports from many plastic 3D printed parts, but more than one company has been working on developing ways to make plastic support removal easier, to the delight of many. Metal supports are a different story. The laborious machining...
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