product development

Projects and Having Purpose

I am here to explain the mindset of creating things on a consistent basis and how creativity can be forced.. painfully and purposefully :).

Interview with Riddhi Maharaj on 3D Printing Space Systems in Africa

Riddhi Maharaj is a Materials Engineer at NewSpace Systems. In this interview, we discuss 3D printing with respect to Space components design, product development and Lean engineering. Can you give…

Make All the Things Part 3: Vertical Garden Part 2 – User Research

This is a short summary on the first steps in building a vertical garden through collecting user research.

Make All the Things Part 3: Vertical Garden Part 3 – Design Thinking

This is a short excerpt on our current stage of this vertical farm project in terms of user research. It is requiring us to put on a design oriented thought process.

Wikifactory Partners with Fablabs.io, Introduces New Workflow Features

All-in-one workspace Wikifactory, a social platform for collaborative product development, has been pretty busy this summer, first releasing its beta platform and then launching the Docubot Challenge. Now the startup, which was…

Make All the Things Part 3: Vertical Garden

This is an introduction to the next project we will be taking on for the Make all Things Series. This project will be giving us a new found understanding of the skills required within the field of botany as well as design research and collaboration.

What is Metrology?

3D Metrology  What is 3D metrology? Metrology is the science of measurement. It establishes a common understanding of units, crucial in linking and understanding human activities. When we apply metrology…

Bralco and GE Additive Sign MoU for Increased Development of 3D Printed Magnetic Components in APAC Region

Singapore-based metal Bralco Advanced Materials, a research, product development, and commercialization company specializing in metal 3D printing, just announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GE…

Wikifactory’s Docubot Challenge Creates a Hardware Solution for Documentation

International startup Wikifactory, established in Hong Kong last June, is a social platform for collaborative product development. Co-founded by four makers, and until recently counting 3DPrint.com Editor-in-Chief Joris Peels as a member…

Make All the Things Part 2: DIY Products

This is a short intro article to different resources a maker has for creating. DIY is a great thing with the amount of resources the internet provides for us. It is crucial to point others in the right direction.

Wikifactory Launches Beta: Social Platform for Collaborative Product Development

Rapid prototyping was the first really big application for 3D printing, as it allows product developers to quickly get a realistic representation of their idea at the earliest stages of…

Steelcase Calls on Fast Radius and Carbon to Create a 3D Printable Redesign of its SILQ Chair

From chairs and tables to sofas and stools, we here at 3DPrint.com love a good piece of 3D printed furniture, and many furniture companies all around the world are on…

Lowering Product Design Timeline With New Meta Viewer Beta App for 3D CAD Visualization

Six years ago at Columbia University, augmented reality company Meta, now headquartered in Silicon Valley, got its start with the introduction of its first AR headset prototype. Following a successful Kickstarter…

Metal 3D Printing Speeds Product Development for Engine Parts Production

About one year ago, Desktop Metal, headquartered in Massachusetts, introduced its highly anticipated metal 3D printers, the Desktop Metal Studio System and the Desktop Metal Production System, to the masses….

Strategic Partnership Agreement Leads to Nanodiamond-Enhanced 3D Printing Filaments

Nanomaterials, according to the National Institutes of Health, are characterized by their very small size, which is measured in nanometers, naturally; one nanometer is about 100,000 times smaller than the diameter…

Medical Device Company Uses Carbon 3D Printing Technology to Reduce Product Turnaround by 70%

Companies from around the world in many industries have called on Carbon, and its innovative Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology, to help with the development of many products, from shoes…

GKN Additive Bringing Innovation to Motorcycle Manufacturing with Metal 3D Printing

In October of 2017, global engineering group GKN announced that it would be consolidating all of its additive manufacturing activities into one sub-brand of GKN Powder Metallurgy, called GKN Additive. The…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 20, 2018

We’ve got a lot of business news to catch you up on in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with an acquisition and a new agreement. 3D printing software provider…

3D Printing Finishing Tool Hits the Market: Retouch3D is Finally Available

While life would be so much easier if all of our 3D prints came off the print bed looking sparkly and perfect (okay, maybe not sparkly), post-processing and finishing techniques…

Formlabs Showcasing New 3D Printing Resins and Mass Customization Solutions at CES 2018

Multiple announcements of new 3D printers and products continue to roll in ahead of CES 2018, which opens tomorrow at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Boston-based 3D printer manufacturer Formlabs…

3D Printing Business News: Ultimaker, BeAM, Sharebot Raising Capital and Seeing Growth in Operations

With so much growth across business ventures every day, we do our best to keep you apprised of all the latest business news in the 3D printing industry. For today’s…

Exclusive Interview: Designer Francis Bitonti Talks New Direction for Studio, Product Design, and the 3D Printing Industry

It may not be Silicon Valley, but residing in New York City certainly has its perks for a tech reporter, especially for one with a keen enjoyment for design and fashion. When…