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RAPID + TCT 2019 Showcased Continued Adoption and Growth of Additive Manufacturing

Nearly 9,000 manufacturing professionals from around the world converged in Detroit for this year’s RAPID + TCT, North America’s most influential additive manufacturing (AM) event. The event, which took place…

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Join the RAPID + TCT OPENING EVENT & THOUGHT LEADERSHIP PANEL DISCUSSIONS May 20th

North America’s premier Additive Manufacturing Event RAPID + TCT will soon start on May 20th. You can still attend by registering here. The RAPID + TCT event will bring together…

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RAPID + TCT 2019 Conference Schedule Announced

The RAPID + TCT 2019 Conference will be taking place in Detroit from May 20th to 23rd. North America’s premier 3D printing conference and event has just announced its conference…

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RAPID + TCT Announces Keynote Speakers for May Event

RAPID + TCT is North America’s largest and most influential additive manufacturing event. Now in its 29th year, RAPID + TCT is a touchstone event bringing together industrial manufacturing customers,…

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…

It’s No Fairytale: Todd Grimm Shares His Treasure Trove of 3D Printing News at RAPID

This year’s RAPID + TCT was jam packed with new 3D printing technology and was by far the largest 3D printing expo that I’ve personally seen. There was an awful lot…

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…

3D Platform Debuts Fastest Spool-Fed 3D Printer Extruder, Made Possible with 6mm Filament by MakeShaper

At RAPID, I saw a number of solutions for making larger FDM prints. As we previously reported, Titan Robotics exhibited two products, a new pellet extruder and their Cronus multi-gantry 3D…

RAPID 2017: Titan Robotics Introduces New Pellet Extrusion System, Showcases Cronus Multi-Gantry 3D Printer

While metal 3D printing was all the rage at RAPID + TCT this week, there were some FDM printers on the exhibit floor that showed that plastic extrusion is still…

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RAPID + TCT Returns to “The Steel City” as Metal 3D Printing Advances

RAPID + TCT is back in Pittsburgh for its 27th installment, a fitting time to return to “The Steel City” – when metal additive manufacturing stands out among the latest…

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RAPID + TCT 2017: The Greatest Collection of Minds and Technology in Additive Manufacturing

The greatest minds in additive manufacturing will convene at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh for SME’s RAPID + TCT event, May 8-11.  A vast collection of 3D…

Around the World in 3D Printing: 2016 in Review

Throughout the last 12 months, we’ve been following growth in every aspect of the 3D printing industry, from hardware introductions to software developments to new materials set to bring new…

Partnership Between x3D Group and Sokar Additive Technology Brings Prismlab’s RAPID 3D Printers to More Europeans

If you’re a person or business who doesn’t have a 3D printer but wants or needs to print things every now and then, it’s critical to have a good 3D…

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…

Aleph Objects Announces the LulzBot TAZ 6 Available May 17 for $2,500

Get the top spot on all of those end-of-year Best Of lists ready, because I’m pretty sure that the desktop 3D printer that is most likely to fill it was…

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…

This Incredible Fully Functional 3D Printed Motorcycle will be Unveiled at RAPID 2015 This Week

As the world begins to come to grips over the fact that someone has already 3D printed a fully functional car, and that surgeons from across the globe have been able…

Stratasys to Unveil This 3D Printed Functional Snowboard at RAPID 2015

The question that we used to ask just a few years ago was, “What can be 3D printed?” The answer to that question, at the time, would have included small…

Forecast 3D to Show Off This Racecar, Featuring 45 3D Printed Parts at RAPID Event Next Week

3D printing has gradually been making its way into the automobile industry. Whether it is the use of additive manufacturing to create prototypes for some of today’s most driven cars…

Type A Machines Unveils Their 3D Printed Hovercraft

We’ve seen 3D printed houses, 3D printed cars, 3D printed bicycles, and now there is a 3D printed hovercraft. Ok, before you get too exited, this hovercraft is only a…