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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…

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…

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…

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…

Omegasonics Makes 3D Print Post-Processing Fast and Easy with Ultrasonic Technology

There’s one aspect of 3D printing technology that is consistently glossed over by many, and that is post-processing. Even as more and more people become familiar with 3D printing, there’s…

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….

3D Printing News Briefs: March 31, 2017

Happy Friday! In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with business in the front and medical 3D printing in the back, with the Women Startup Challenge Europe…

3D Print Smoothing Made Easy with New 3D-CMF Process from Waseda University

I admit that I actually kind of love print lines. I think it’s really neat to be able to see the grooves that indicate where each layer of filament was…

Clearing Up Some Misconceptions About 3D Printing

If you’ve spent a long time working with 3D printing, whether at a hobbyist or professional level, you may tend to forget that there are still many people who don’t…

Innovate UK Awards Consortium £624,000 to Develop Next-Gen Automated Intelligent Post-Processing for 3D Printing

As noted by Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT), the post-processing market for 3D printed parts is estimated to grow to £450 million by 2020. We all know that 3D printing technology is…

Additive Manufacturing Isn’t the Whole Answer: Why Hybrid Technologies Are the Future of Manufacturing

Obviously here at 3DPrint.com we think 3D printing is the bee’s knees; additive manufacturing techniques are finding their way into nearly every area of production, having started in the 1980s…

MakerBot’s Helpful Post-Processing Guides Offer Detailed Step-By-Step Instructions on Painting, Vacuum Forming, and More

Desktop 3D printing has had a big impact on what and how students can learn in school, and also how professionals work. However, many people simply don’t realize what is…

Stratasys Teams Up with Dassault Systèmes and Innodesign for Design 2020, to Prepare Korean Design Students for Future Careers

To help prepare today’s design students to become tomorrow’s engineers, three leading tech companies have partnered together on the first-ever Design 2020 program, to help prepare the students for future…

Rize Details Impact of Post-Processing on 3D Printing in New Report from Todd Grimm

Based out of Woburn, Massachusetts, the industrial 3D printing company Rize has made it a primary goal to rid professional-grade 3D printing of the laborious and costly need for post-processing. Their…

A Four-Step Guide for a Successful 3D Project

My first 3D printed project was a little bit disappointing. My new innovation looked rough and weak and the 3D model was not functioning well. Obviously, in 2006 we had fewer options for a…

Removing the Need for Post-Processing in 3D Printing — A Few Questions For: Rize

Every so often in the 3D printing industry, a company emerges seemingly from nowhere, coming out of stealth mode and ready to drop major advances on the technological scene. Last…

The Dream of Eliminating Post-Processing is Finally a Reality: Introducing the Rize One Industrial Desktop 3D Printer

Case study after case study shows industrial 3D printing’s ability to make manufacturing faster, cut costs, and reduce material usage. It’s easy to believe, hearing the stories, that the technology…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — May 21

This week’s news includes much about the business side of 3D printing. Alexander Daniels, a Birmingham, England-based recruiting firm, has added a new division focused on 3D printing, and PostProcess Technologies and…

Learn to Make an Amazing 3D Printed Dragon Door Knocker with a Rusty Metallic Finish

When a machine that can manufacture anything that can be imagined is put into the hands of someone with an imagination that seems to have no limits, some amazing things…

Get 3D Printed Parts That Look Like Injection Molded Parts with Polymaker’s PolySmooth and the Polysher

While 3D printing has come a long way in the last decade, the one thing that the technology just hasn’t been able to beat is the striation marks left behind…

The Fixer3D From 3DFacture Repairs, Adheres, and Cures With One Small Pen

If you ask makers what their least favorite part of the 3D printing process is, a lot of them will probably point to post-processing as the most hair-pullingly stressful phase.There’s…

LulzBot Tutorial Shows Techniques for Polishing Parts Made Using Metallic Filaments

In general most plastic parts printed on a FDM 3D printer will require some sort of post processing due to the natural striation of building up a part layer by…

Tools of the Trade: Australian Maker Shares His List of 3D Printing Tools

It may not be a huge shock to most of you reading this, but 3D printing isn’t as easy as a lot of 3D printer manufacturers marketing departments like to…

New Water Washable 3D Printing Resin from Full Spectrum Laser

3D printing is all about the details, and unfortunately the important details are often difficult to spot without cutting through the thick cloud of PR and marketing that has perpetually…