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The Current State of Metal 3D Printing in 2020

As a subset of 3D printing, metal printing has been growing over the last couple of years. The technology has made great strides in speed and versatility of materials, with…

Koch Subsidiary Uses Desktop Metal 3D Printing to Rethink Industrial Design

“Companies that feel like metal 3D printing is too far in the future…if additive manufacturing adds value to them whatsoever, and they’re not already investing in it, they’re already behind.”…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 28, 2020: Desktop Metal, DOMO Chemicals, Nano Dimension

We’ve got some partnership news we’re sharing in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs! Cetim and Desktop Metal are working together, while DOMO and Zare have also announced a partnership. Moving…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 28, 2020

We’re starting with business today, before moving on to materials news, in 3D Printing News Briefs. Xaar’s senior leadership team is making an investment in the company’s future, and the…

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How Rapid Prototyping Has Revolutionized Product Development

From demonstrating proof of concept to testing the viability of a new part, prototypes are an essential part of the design process. Advancements in rapid prototyping technology, including processes like…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 11, 2019

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re looking at auditory, instrumental, and performance 3D printed and scanned innovations, starting with an EnvisionTEC case study on its work fabricating hearing aids…

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 :).

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.

What is Metrology Part 4: Proto3000

This is an article highlighting the company Proto3000. It has an interesting business model within the metrology field as a B2B organization and it sparked my interest.

VSHAPER 3D Printer Used in Fabrication of Underwater Scooter Prototype

Note: We originally wrote this article on a water scooter 3D printing case but a company involved has threatened us with legal action. It is unclear why they did this…

Rapid 2019: Laminated Resin Printing Technology: Callaghan Innovation Presents MicroMaker3D

Many developments are being made on the microscopic scale in 3D printing—with numerous examples on display this week at RAPID + TCT 2019 in Detroit (May 20-23). New Zealand is…

Cost Sensitivity Analysis Performed for 3D Printed, Open Source Infant Clubfoot Brace

Congential talipes equinovarus (CTEV), perhaps better known as clubfoot, is one of the most common congenital physical deformities, as it occurs at least once every 1,000 births. In countries like…

LAIKA’s Brian McLean Talks About 3D Printed Faces for Studio’s New Stop Motion Animation Film

While attending SOLIDWORKS World 2019 in Dallas recently, I learned during my interview with Stratasys that the company’s multi-material J750 3D printer, which offers over 500,000 different color combinations, was the only 3D printer…

Sinterit’s SLS 3D Printing and Flexible Materials Used to Make Strong Textiles for Opera Costumes

Engineering, textiles, and additive manufacturing are different industries with different growth patterns, but they are connected by an important point: structures. Additionally, each of these industries have to struggle with…

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How 3ERP Avoids the Pitfalls of Rapid Prototyping in China

Rapid prototyping in China has an obvious appeal. Like other forms of manufacturing in the Asian country, rapid prototyping in China offers exceptional value, its low rates unmatchable by even…

Researchers Develop Ceramic Composite 3D Printing Material and Process Chain for FDM Printers

There are multiple methods of manufacturing ceramic materials, including powder injection molding (PIM) and, of course, 3D printing. While ceramics are still considered to be a decently new 3D printing material,…

Sutrue Introduces Two 3D Printed Automated Suture Stitching Devices

In 2014, medical device startup Sutrue first began developing a 3D printed suture stitching device that could help prevent needle stick injuries. Medical stitching by hand is tricky, because it relies on…

Flowbuilt Manufacturing Facility Can Bring 3D Printed Footwear to Market Faster Than Ever

While 3D printed footwear, midsoles, and insoles are not new, there’s only one full-service footwear manufacturing facility in the US that provides mass customization to shoes through 3D printing: Washington-based Flowbuilt…

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WayKen Uses Aluminum and CNC Machining to Create Automotive Reflector Prototypes

While 3D printing is additive in nature, building layers one on top of the other, another frequently used technology in rapid prototyping is CNC, which is subtractive in that it mills…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 17, 2018

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering some business news, followed up with material news and stories of 3D printing applications in the medical, aerospace, and defense fields. Norman…

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SME Announces Keynote Speakers for RAPID + TCT: 3D Printing in Sports, Aerospace, Medicine, The Future

Nonprofit organization SME, which supports the manufacturing industry, has spent months getting ready for the 2018 RAPID + TCT Conference, which begins this Monday, April 23, in Fort Worth, Texas….

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….

3D Printing Business: Inside Protolabs

Prototyping is a critical part of manufacturing, and in this business, time is money. Minnesota-based Protolabs Inc. understands this, having been founded on the basis of providing speedier services to…