rapid prototyping

3DPrint.com to Offer Online Training Courses in 3D Printing

As the 3D printing industry around the world continues its march forward, cementing major steps in this well-heralded next industrial revolution, vast changes are coming through every aspect of the…

Stratasys and Schneider Electric Plan the Factory of the Future

Schneider Electric SE is a French multinational corporation that specializes in the distribution of electricity, automation management, and producing the necessary installation components for the management of that energy. Schneider’s…

Poetry X Center: Ira3D Announces a New All-in-One 3D Printing R&D Package

Last year the industry saw 3D printer sales for home use start to soften slightly, while at the same time there were significant jumps in sales for small businesses, schools…

It Turns Out That 3D Printing Can Even Be Used to Make the Perfect Spring

I really don’t know if I could find a dryer subject to write about than industrial springs. At least a subject that sounded dryer, because when I actually started to…

Philadelphia MakerSpace NextFab Helps Inventor Start a Shovelution

The Shovelution is a spring-loaded second handle add-on that can be attached to just about any snow shovel. The user simply attaches it on to the shovel’s handle and it…

3D Printing Brings New Opportunities and New Challenges to the Oil & Gas Industry

As with most modern businesses, the Oil and Gas (O&G) industry has begun adopting 3D printing technology into its regular workflow in several key areas. It has proven itself to…

Leading European Food Packaging Machinery Developer Now Offers Custom 3D Printed Components

Of everything that happened in the 3D printing industry last year, I think that it was the explosion of industrial applications for 3D printing technology that had the biggest impact…

The Viper Project is China’s First High Speed Train Prototyped Entirely with a 3D Printer

When it comes to high speed rail (HSR) transport there really is no one coming even close to matching the rail network of China. Spanning more than 12,000 miles, the…

3D Printing is Helping Kickstart This Beautiful Leonardo da Vinci-Themed Board Game

While every crowdfunding campaign is a gamble, there is what I like to call a trifecta of success that most fully or over funded campaigns all seem to have. There…

3D Hubs Helps Rapid Prototype the Perfect Chef’s Knife and Craft a $1 Million Kickstarter

A growing number of products are being developed thanks to rapid prototyping with 3D printers, producing better designed, more successful and higher quality products than ever before. While recently there…

Using 3D Printing to Rapid Prototype Food, Beverage and Retail Packaging

While originally conceived as a replacement for manufacturing back in the 1980s, due to time constraints and cost 3D printing quickly became a process primarily used to quickly develop prototype…

GPI Expands Access and Adoption of Direct Metal 3D Printing with 3D Systems Technology

3D Systems has announced that they have formed a partnership with Midwestern 3D printing and prototyping services provider GPI Prototype & Manufacturing Services, Inc. to expand their range of direct…

Making Fallout 4’s Robot Butler Mister Handy Real Using 3D Printing

The development of a video game is probably the last place that you would think to find rapid prototyping being used, but it turns out 3D printing played a key…

Your Electronics May Have a Brighter Future Thanks to 3D Printing

Look around your room when it’s dark. I’m willing to bet there’s more than one tiny, blinking light glowing in the darkness. From your computer, your phone, your TV –…

The Nipi Smart Cooler Used 3D Printing to Reach Market 75% Faster

To get their initial concept design for a novel cooler realized as a working prototype, Nipi turned to 3D printing service provider 3D Print Bureau. And using FDM and PolyJet…

Proto Labs Expands into New Additive Manufacturing Services

For low-volume production, Proto Labs, with its global headquarters in Minnesota, is the world’s fastest digital manufacturer. Founded in 1999 as the ProtoMold Company by Larry Lukis, who was seeking a quicker…

Electronics Giant, Hama, Uses a German RepRap To Help Create New Products

I’m never surprised when people come up to me and ask me what 3D printers can be used for. Although, I tend to laugh a little on the inside, I…

In:Sand – 3D Printing with a Plentiful Building Material

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) takes on cutting edge education and research to prepare students to meet the challenges regarding the construction of habitable structures. Based in Barcelona,…

Smartphone Controlled Electric Skateboard 3D Printed at Autodesk’s Pier 9

Skateboards have long been the transportation choice of many a car-less teenager, but now that an entire generation of skaters have grown into adulthood many of them have brought their…

Project Aquero is Using 3D Printing to Pull Drinkable Water from Thin Air

Only about 2.5% of the water on our planet is actually drinkable fresh water, and of that water less than half is actually safe for us to consume. A lack of…

Florida Maker Designs Easy-Access 3D-Printed Tool WristBand

You may not find a bigger fan of 3D design and printing than Floridian Fernando Sosa. The Orlando-based designer and entrepreneur seems to wear multiple hats (we wonder if they’re…

3D Printing Helps Test Crop Seeding System

In a groundbreaking move – literally – a Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada-based company has produced 3D printed parts to help test a high-tech crop seeding system. Framework Animation Ltd. say they…

Prototyping is Flat — How 3D Printing is Evening the Prototyping Industry

One of my first design projects out of school, more than 20 years ago, was designing the branding and 3D prototype for former fruit drink Fruitopia. Back in those days,…

3D Printing Allows Young Inventor to Bring His Unique Herb Grinder/Scale to Market

One of the greatest benefits of 3D printing is that it allows entrepreneurs, inventors, and innovators to fabricate, test, and prototype product ideas which previously they would have only dreamt…