R&D

Auto Glass Giant Saint-Gobain Cuts Costs & Lead Time with BCN3D 3D Printers

Automotive glass is one of those extremely mundane-sounding sectors that’s nonetheless indispensable to the stability of global supply chains. Those sectors, of course, seem to be the ones which have…

DARPA Tasks Elementum 3D to 3D Print World’s Rarest Metal

Rhenium, the last of the stable elements to be discovered, is one of the scarcest elements in the Earth’s crust. It has the highest melting point of any metal aside…

Finnish R&D Institute to Create Database of Metal 3D Printing Materials

DIMECC Ltd. is a Finnish organization dedicated to R&D founded in 2008 and is owned by almost 70 academic and industrial entities. Think of it as a Finnish version of…

French DARPA to Drive Automated 2D-to-3D 3D Printing Software

The French Defense Innovation Agency, along with Spare Parts 3D and the University for Research in Automated Production (LURPA) at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) Paris-Sarclay, have announced that they’ve…

New Self-Healing Plastic for 3D Printing Epitomizes Plastic Conundrum

Plastic is a bit reminiscent of the opening lines to A Tale of Two Cities: it’s the best of materials; it’s the worst of materials. Used for just about everything, and…

Binder Jet Metal 3D Printing Cuts Lead Times and Weight for French Aerospace Firm

An important point to remember at this stage in the history of additive manufacturing (AM) is that there’s a unique timeline of progress for every industry currently applying the technology….

Why is 3D Printing Developing at a Snail’s Pace?

In 2009, I gave a presentation on the state of 3D printing and, out of 18 slides, I’d only have to change one for that talk to be accurate today….

R&D Profiles of Leading 3D Printing Companies

It is important to analyze the level of the R&D occurring at the leading 3D printer manufacturers to help understand the technology commitment and future growth prospects of the 3D…

Techmer PM Awarded Category Winner in 2017 R&D 100 Awards Program

The R&D 100 Award was established 55 years ago in 1963 to recognize R&D pioneers and their revolutionary ideas in science and technology. Each year, the top 100 performers are…

How 3D Printer Purchasers Earn Research and Development Tax Credits

When end users purchase 3D printers it is normally a strong indicator of Research & Development (R&D) tax credit eligibility. Product designers and manufacturers typically purchase 3D printers to either…

NAMIC: Singapore Initiative Aiding Companies to Develop 3D Printing Solutions

Singapore has decided against taking a “wait and see” approach to 3D printing. Instead the government has opted to help create an environment in which there are more than just supportive…

Independent New Samsung Team to Explore 3D Printing, Robotics, Internet of Things

As many overseas electronics companies have struggled to keep their heads above water since the decline of the VCR, coupled with economic crises, Samsung has remained a solid role model…