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How Do We Make Better Decisions in 3D Technologies? ITEAM has the Answer

While much potential exists for additive manufacturing technology, there are barriers to success and greater adoption. Deeper knowledge and understanding of the various additive manufacturing processes is needed to make…

3D Printing Fashion for Marvel’s Black Panther Movie

One of the most inspiring leaders in 3D printing right now is Julia Koerner, an Austrian-born architect, UCLA professor, pioneer of 3D printed fashion, and most recently, she collaborated with…

2017: A Busy Year for 3D Software

A lot can happen in one year, and as we look back at 2017, it’s remarkable to note just how much happened in the 3D printing world. The large number…

RAPID Wrap-Up: 3Diligent, 3D Platform, MakerGear, gCreate Offer Sturdier, Bigger, Faster 3D Printing

3D printing has a lot of demands placed on it: customers want more options, faster, bigger, sturdier, more reliable. At RAPID, I had the opportunity to speak with some of…

RAPID Wrap-Up: Fabrisonic, Direct Dimensions, and Chemson Pacific Talk 3D Printing with Metal and Vinyl, and 3D Scanning

During RAPID + TCT, I had the opportunity to catch up with Fabrisonic to talk sound wave-based metal 3D printing; Direct Dimensions to chat about 3D scanning; and Chemson and…

RAPID Wrap-Up: Carbon, 3D Systems, Autodesk Share Their Latest in 3D Printing and Software

Many events are over as soon as closing time hits, but for some of the biggest shows in the 3D printing calendar year, the conversations continue even weeks thereafter. It’s…

Todd Grimm Tells More Tales About Fantastic Developments in Additive Manufacturing at RAPID

Last week, we reported on the first part of Todd Grimm’s rapid-fire What’s New talk at RAPID + TCT. Grimm continued his talk by discussing the latest trends in digital light…

3D Printing Hit the Runway in Annual RAPID Fashion Show

Earlier this month, RAPID + TCT brought the latest technologies and partnerships in the 3D printing world to the forefront as the event hit the Steel City for 2017. In…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 26, 2017

There’s a lot going on in the 3D printing world this week! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll cover everything from 3D printed clothing to 3D printing materials and 3D…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Irene Healey, Founder, Principal Designer, New Attitude Prosthetic Designs

When it comes to medical applications for advanced technologies, the tech itself is remarkable — but is by no stretch the full story. It’s about the patient. By keeping human…

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…

Volkmann’s Additive Manufacturing Material Handling System Recovers, Screens, Returns Materials in Metal 3D Printing

Volkmann was founded in Germany in 1973, specializing in production automation consulting. Since then they have opened offices around the world, to include Great Britain, France, and the US. Volkmann,…

Markforged Forges Partnerships, Looks to the Future of Parallelization in 3D Printing

Metal 3D printing: is this the future? The technology, in many different versions, will have a definite place in the future of manufacturing, and it’s up to the innovators behind…

Materialise Stays Focused on Collaboration, Building the Backbone for 3D Printing; Announces New Partnership

It’s been a busy few months for Belgium-based Materialise — and for those of us working to follow their progress. The company hosted the biennial Materialise World Summit in Brussels…

GeonX CEO: Company Expanding Potential in the US, Widening Global Reach of Predictive Additive Manufacturing Software

This month at RAPID + TCT, Belgium-based GeonX introduced its latest software offering with Virfac iAM, as the company enhances its Virtual Factory (Virfac) offerings in the additive arena. GeonX, founded in…

3D Printing Pittsburgh: Makerspace Meetup During RAPID Brought Together Ultimaker, MatterHackers, Make:, Makers

Not all of the excitement this month in Pittsburgh was housed at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, as the Steel City welcomed members of the global additive manufacturing community…

Roboze Brings Strength to Desktop 3D Printing, Shows Off at RAPID Debut as Global Expansion Continues

Italian company Roboze has established a reputation for high-strength 3D printing at the desktop, making 3D printing with materials such as PEEK and PEI more accessible for users around the…

Global Chemical Giant SABIC Details Commitment to Advancing Additive Manufacturing

When a big company makes a big commitment to a big technology, it tends to be big news — and SABIC is taking this literally, as the company showcased some big…

Let’s Talk About Desktop Metal

If all the other kids were jumping off a bridge, would you? If all the rest of the internet was talking about Desktop Metal, would you? The bridge thing, hopefully…

Should You 3D Print That Part? SME Launches ITEAM at RAPID to Answer That Question

It’s an age old question. Should I use additive manufacturing or another process to create my product? Or as SME puts it…To 3D print or not to 3D print? At…

Changing the Physics of 3D Printing: Essentium Materials Brings Plasma to the FFF 3D Printer

When it comes to FFF-based 3D printing methods, new machines may come out on a fairly regular basis — many of which work with unique materials incorporating everything from wood…

Stratasys Fills In the Blanks on Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator, Extended Desktop Metal 3D Printing Partnership

At RAPID + TCT last week in Pittsburgh, the air was thick with announcements of the latest (and greatest?) in 3D printing. For its part, Stratasys hosted its announcements with…

Additive Manufacturing is Changing the Dynamic: EOS’ Glynn Fletcher Talks Metal 3D Printing Solutions

EOS may have stood out this week at RAPID + TCT due to its volume of announcements during an announcement-heavy show: it didn’t have anything new to highlight. The company…