RAPID 2016

Hangzhou: 2016 Shining 3D Global Partner Summit to Host 77 Experts from 3D Technology Industry

Hangzhou: 2016 Shining 3D Global Partner Summit to Host 77 Experts from 3D Technology Industry

We report on a multitude of shows, conferences, and expos occurring around the world that are relevant to the 3D printing industry, but from July 27-28, experts from around the world will be in attendance, joining their accomplished peers at the 2016 Shining 3D Global Partner Summit in China at Shining 3D‘s new headquarters in Hangzhou. While […]

We report on a multitude of shows, conferences, and expos occurring around the world that are relevant to the 3D printing industry, but from July 27-28, experts from around the world will be in attendance, joining their accomplished peers at the 2016 Shining 3D Global...
Promoting 3D Printing With 3D Printing

Promoting 3D Printing With 3D Printing

It seems any time a conversation about desktop 3D printing comes up, somebody will utter the words, “toys & tchotchkes.” You can almost feel the air deflate from the conversation. Those in the business will immediately fire back with all the great things they’ve seen produced on these machines. From prosthetics to orthotics, and everything […]

It seems any time a conversation about desktop 3D printing comes up, somebody will utter the words, “toys & tchotchkes.” You can almost feel the air deflate from the conversation. Those in the business will immediately fire back with all the great things they’ve...
High Speed Investment Casting: EnvisionTEC Unveils Micro Plus cDLM 3D Printer for Jewelry at JCK Las Vegas

High Speed Investment Casting: EnvisionTEC Unveils Micro Plus cDLM 3D Printer for Jewelry at JCK Las Vegas

EnvisionTEC has been busy heating up the 3D printing industry all year, adding to both their industrial and desktop 3D printer lineups, as well as partnering in new materials development, and making a splash at RAPID 2016 just last month in Orlando where they unveiled the industrial SLCOM 1 3D printer. But yes, there’s more already—and if you are […]

EnvisionTEC has been busy heating up the 3D printing industry all year, adding to both their industrial and desktop 3D printer lineups, as well as partnering in new materials development, and making a splash at RAPID 2016 just last month in Orlando where they unveiled...
RAPID 2016: Conversations with Materialise, Stratasys, 3D Systems, & Carbon

RAPID 2016: Conversations with Materialise, Stratasys, 3D Systems, & Carbon

It’s the worst-kept secret here at 3DPrint.com: RAPID 2016 was a busy time! Clare and I were kept on our toes two weeks ago in Orlando, where we were treated to the unique-to-shows experience of being literally surrounded by the latest in incredible additive manufacturing technology. I was fortunate to sit down with some big […]

It’s the worst-kept secret here at 3DPrint.com: RAPID 2016 was a busy time! Clare and I were kept on our toes two weeks ago in Orlando, where we were treated to the unique-to-shows experience of being literally surrounded by the latest in incredible additive...
Artec 3D Releases Studio 11 Software, Highlighting Autopilot Feature for Speedier Workflow

Artec 3D Releases Studio 11 Software, Highlighting Autopilot Feature for Speedier Workflow

Considering all that has been accomplished throughout recent years with Artec handheld scanners, one can scarcely imagine the heights they will reach with the new Studio 11 software, just released. This is a company responsible for allowing us to write some very interesting—and memorable—stories, from their recent project in scanning a private collection of Greek artifacts to scanning endangered […]

Considering all that has been accomplished throughout recent years with Artec handheld scanners, one can scarcely imagine the heights they will reach with the new Studio 11 software, just released. This is a company responsible for allowing us to write some very...
SME Announces Additive Manufacturing Community Awards at RAPID 2016, Including EOS Founder Hans Langer

SME Announces Additive Manufacturing Community Awards at RAPID 2016, Including EOS Founder Hans Langer

For more than eighty years SME, formerly known as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, has been one of the manufacturing industry’s top advocacy and educational organizations, and has helped encourage innovation and technological advancements throughout the world. SME has launched several highly successful and influential certification programs, an educational foundation, industry standards guides and technical […]

For more than eighty years SME, formerly known as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, has been one of the manufacturing industry’s top advocacy and educational organizations, and has helped encourage innovation and technological advancements throughout the world....
Up Close and Personal with 3D Systems' ProX DMP 320 Metal 3D Printer: Yeah, It's Pretty Cool

Up Close and Personal with 3D Systems' ProX DMP 320 Metal 3D Printer: Yeah, It's Pretty Cool

Sometimes it’s not the flashy things that make you really appreciate 3D printing. Sure, the beautiful and intricate jewelry, the precisely replicated organ models, and the designer prosthetics never stop being exciting, but sometimes all it takes to get you to marvel at the capabilities of 3D printing technology is a good old-fashioned drill bit. […]

Sometimes it’s not the flashy things that make you really appreciate 3D printing. Sure, the beautiful and intricate jewelry, the precisely replicated organ models, and the designer prosthetics never stop being exciting, but sometimes all it takes to get you to...
Incredible nScrypt Hybrid 3D Printer Takes Top Honors at RAPID 2016 Innovation Auditions Competition

Incredible nScrypt Hybrid 3D Printer Takes Top Honors at RAPID 2016 Innovation Auditions Competition

A trend that I find very pleasing is one showing up with increasing frequency in 3D printing and other technology-based trade shows and exhibitions. I’m talking about the innovation competition, in which young companies, inventors and entrepreneurs are invited to present their ideas for an audience of industry experts and investors. Startup competitions have been […]

A trend that I find very pleasing is one showing up with increasing frequency in 3D printing and other technology-based trade shows and exhibitions. I’m talking about the innovation competition, in which young companies, inventors and entrepreneurs are invited...
RAPID 2016: In Photos

RAPID 2016: In Photos

Writer Clare and I had a very busy week at RAPID 2016 in Orlando, and we’ve been trying to keep you all abreast of some of the fantastic sights we saw and news we heard. While Clare provided excellent rundowns of daily highlights, Bridget and Scott kept a keen eye out for major press releases […]

Writer Clare and I had a very busy week at RAPID 2016 in Orlando, and we’ve been trying to keep you all abreast of some of the fantastic sights we saw and news we heard. While Clare provided excellent rundowns of daily highlights, Bridget and Scott kept a keen...
No News is Great News: Catching Up with Autodesk & Ultimaker at RAPID

No News is Great News: Catching Up with Autodesk & Ultimaker at RAPID

RAPID 2016 has come and gone like a lightning storm: fast, furious, and flashy. We were on the scene in Orlando, as well as keeping close to our computers for the latest press releases, as the week saw some huge announcements from across the board in hardware, software, and all kinds of offerings in 3D […]

RAPID 2016 has come and gone like a lightning storm: fast, furious, and flashy. We were on the scene in Orlando, as well as keeping close to our computers for the latest press releases, as the week saw some huge announcements from across the board in hardware,...
A Preview of Artec 3D's Studio 11 Software for the Masses at RAPID 2016

A Preview of Artec 3D's Studio 11 Software for the Masses at RAPID 2016

I know I’ve said it a few times already in the past few days, but I’ll say it again: I met too many interesting people last week at RAPID 2016. I spoke with representatives from well-known, well-established companies who shared their thoughts on the future and the secrets of their success thus far, as well as […]

I know I’ve said it a few times already in the past few days, but I’ll say it again: I met too many interesting people last week at RAPID 2016. I spoke with representatives from well-known, well-established companies who shared their thoughts on the future...
Mixed Metals, Magnets and Open Materials: A Look at Emerging New Company Formalloy at RAPID 2016

Mixed Metals, Magnets and Open Materials: A Look at Emerging New Company Formalloy at RAPID 2016

One of the great things about conferences like last week’s RAPID 2016 is the new discoveries, the companies and products that are just emerging but that you can sense are likely to turn into something big. One company that left such an impression on me last week was Formalloy, a California-based metal 3D printing company that […]

One of the great things about conferences like last week’s RAPID 2016 is the new discoveries, the companies and products that are just emerging but that you can sense are likely to turn into something big. One company that left such an impression on me last week...
3D Printed Fashion Hit the Runway at RAPID 2016

3D Printed Fashion Hit the Runway at RAPID 2016

PHEW. I’m back in my office now after a whirlwind of a week at RAPID, held in Orlando this year. We’ve been keeping you up to date on some of the highlights, as writer Clare has highlighted some of each day’s goings on — now hold on tight over the next several days for some more […]

PHEW. I’m back in my office now after a whirlwind of a week at RAPID, held in Orlando this year. We’ve been keeping you up to date on some of the highlights, as writer Clare has highlighted some of each day’s goings on — now hold on tight over...
Additive Industries Re-Opens the Beta for Their Modular Automated MetalFAB1 3D Printing and Manufacturing System

Additive Industries Re-Opens the Beta for Their Modular Automated MetalFAB1 3D Printing and Manufacturing System

Last year Additive Industries announced a new beta program for their automated MetalFAB1 industrial metal 3D printing system. The MetalFAB1 system is an interconnected group of powder-based metal 3D printing modules that offer a large build volume, high print detail and an automated handling system. The Netherlands-based 3D printing technology development company built four of […]

Last year Additive Industries announced a new beta program for their automated MetalFAB1 industrial metal 3D printing system. The MetalFAB1 system is an interconnected group of powder-based metal 3D printing modules that offer a large build volume, high print detail...
The LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer is Now Available for Purchase, Debuts at RAPID 2016

The LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer is Now Available for Purchase, Debuts at RAPID 2016

Yesterday, May 17th, the LulzBot TAZ 6 desktop 3D printer was officially made available for purchase from LulzBot.com and through their reseller partners. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2015’s best reviewed desktop 3D printer includes everything that was great about the TAZ 5 and adds a slew of new, enhanced features that have never been available for […]

Yesterday, May 17th, the LulzBot TAZ 6 desktop 3D printer was officially made available for purchase from LulzBot.com and through their reseller partners. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2015’s best reviewed desktop 3D printer includes everything that was great...
EnvisionTEC at RAPID 2016: New SLCOM 1 3D Printer on Display, Announcing Other Updates & Partnerships

EnvisionTEC at RAPID 2016: New SLCOM 1 3D Printer on Display, Announcing Other Updates & Partnerships

If you are a visitor at the RAPID 2016 convention in Orlando this week from May 16-19th, then you are probably in a state of complete overstimulation from the vast amount of incredible technology on display, along with the enormity of new announcements, unveilings, and releases. Our team from 3DPrint.com is on hand at the […]

If you are a visitor at the RAPID 2016 convention in Orlando this week from May 16-19th, then you are probably in a state of complete overstimulation from the vast amount of incredible technology on display, along with the enormity of new announcements, unveilings,...
Unveilings and Excitement are Everywhere at RAPID 2016!

Unveilings and Excitement are Everywhere at RAPID 2016!

After an unexpected and unpleasant mid-May snow in Ohio, it was a relief to get on a plane and travel to 90-degree Orlando, Florida for the RAPID 2016 3D Manufacturing Event, which is taking place this week from May 16-19. While the city is crowded with tourists, the Orange County Convention Center has been crowded with the […]

After an unexpected and unpleasant mid-May snow in Ohio, it was a relief to get on a plane and travel to 90-degree Orlando, Florida for the RAPID 2016 3D Manufacturing Event, which is taking place this week from May 16-19. While the city is crowded with tourists, the...
Transform Your 3D Print Textures with Sculpteo Smoothing Beautifier, Unveiled at RAPID Today

Transform Your 3D Print Textures with Sculpteo Smoothing Beautifier, Unveiled at RAPID Today

From filling us in on the state of the 3D printing industry with helpful data reports to the best way for fabricating a quality Rubik’s cube, Sculpteo is one of those companies we always look forward to checking in on. With their energy matched only perhaps by their passionate making community, this international force was founded in […]

From filling us in on the state of the 3D printing industry with helpful data reports to the best way for fabricating a quality Rubik’s cube, Sculpteo is one of those companies we always look forward to checking in on. With their energy matched only perhaps by their...
RAPID 2016: 3D Systems to Rule with Booths, Exhibits, Hardware Displays, Tours & Talks

RAPID 2016: 3D Systems to Rule with Booths, Exhibits, Hardware Displays, Tours & Talks

News has been flooding in regarding companies from the 3D printing realm who will be attending RAPID 2016 to be held in the Sunshine State—as Orlando plays host to this important annual tradeshow from May 16-19 at the Orange County Convention Center. 3DPrint.com too will be on hand to cover all the happenings—and indeed this […]

News has been flooding in regarding companies from the 3D printing realm who will be attending RAPID 2016 to be held in the Sunshine State—as Orlando plays host to this important annual tradeshow from May 16-19 at the Orange County Convention Center. 3DPrint.com too...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- May 14

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- May 14

This week’s news includes a couple of stories about Stratasys, including a partnership with Fuji Xerox to promote 3D printing in Australia, but these aren’t the only companies with their sights on 3D printing Down Under. Konica Minolta has also hired someone to focus on the Australian 3D printing market, so we will be seeing much more from […]

This week’s news includes a couple of stories about Stratasys, including a partnership with Fuji Xerox to promote 3D printing in Australia, but these aren’t the only companies with their sights on 3D printing Down Under. Konica Minolta has also hired...
Metal 3D Printing: Israel’s XJet to Showcase NanoParticle Jetting Technology at RAPID 2016

Metal 3D Printing: Israel’s XJet to Showcase NanoParticle Jetting Technology at RAPID 2016

Israel’s XJet, becoming quite well-known for their Inkjet liquid metal 3D printing technology, is a company I suddenly find myself both reading and writing about more often. Currently though, the upcoming RAPID 2016 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing event being held in Orlando, FL from May 16-19 is dominating the news. Touted as the authority […]

Israel’s XJet, becoming quite well-known for their Inkjet liquid metal 3D printing technology, is a company I suddenly find myself both reading and writing about more often. Currently though, the upcoming RAPID 2016 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing event being...
RAPID 2016: Cosine Additive to Be Accompanied by Essentium Materials This Year, Showcasing New Materials & 3D Printing

RAPID 2016: Cosine Additive to Be Accompanied by Essentium Materials This Year, Showcasing New Materials & 3D Printing

Last year we checked in with Cosine Additive not long after they had unveiled their large scale AdditiveMachine1 3D printer at the RAPID show in California. As many months have gone by, a whole world of new innovations have come to pass it seems, and this year, the Cosine team will be accompanied at RAPID 2016 […]

Last year we checked in with Cosine Additive not long after they had unveiled their large scale AdditiveMachine1 3D printer at the RAPID show in California. As many months have gone by, a whole world of new innovations have come to pass it seems, and this year, the...
SME Addresses Parental Misconceptions about Manufacturing Jobs

SME Addresses Parental Misconceptions about Manufacturing Jobs

Early Industrial America was a rough place to work for children. There weren’t labor laws, and families were forced to work in dangerous and unhealthy conditions, sometimes losing body parts and lives to machines and mines. The first effort to eliminate child labor in the factories and mines occurred in 1916, but it took until the […]

Early Industrial America was a rough place to work for children. There weren’t labor laws, and families were forced to work in dangerous and unhealthy conditions, sometimes losing body parts and lives to machines and mines. The first effort to eliminate child...
Afinia 3D and Shining 3D Announce Partnership in Advance of RAPID 2016

Afinia 3D and Shining 3D Announce Partnership in Advance of RAPID 2016

From May 16-19, RAPID 2016 will be taking place in Orlando, Florida. The additive manufacturing conference is one of the older ones in the industry, now going into its 26th year. 3DPrint.com will be in attendance, along with over 200 exhibitors representing every facet of the 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry – as well […]

From May 16-19, RAPID 2016 will be taking place in Orlando, Florida. The additive manufacturing conference is one of the older ones in the industry, now going into its 26th year. 3DPrint.com will be in attendance, along with over 200 exhibitors representing every...
AMUG: XJet Presenting NanoParticle Jetting Metal 3D Printing Process to Large Crowd

AMUG: XJet Presenting NanoParticle Jetting Metal 3D Printing Process to Large Crowd

The annual Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference is in session this week through April 7th in St. Louis. Known more concisely as AMUG, this event has been promised to be bigger and better than ever, and according to those attending, some substantial products are being—and have been—introduced and unveiled along with five stimulating days full of […]

The annual Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference is in session this week through April 7th in St. Louis. Known more concisely as AMUG, this event has been promised to be bigger and better than ever, and according to those attending, some substantial products...

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