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Major Metal 3D Printing Developments and the R&D Tax Credit

Major Metal 3D Printing Developments and the R&D Tax Credit

Recent technological developments and industry trends are greatly bolstering the value of 3D metal printing. Metal product designers and fabricators need to be aware of where the metal printing industry is heading and how the federal Research and Development Tax Credit is helping to propel this powerful technology forward. The Research & Development Tax Credit […]

Recent technological developments and industry trends are greatly bolstering the value of 3D metal printing. Metal product designers and fabricators need to be aware of where the metal printing industry is heading and how the federal Research and Development Tax...
FabRx Turns to SLS 3D Printing Technology for More Effective Customized Medicine Production

FabRx Turns to SLS 3D Printing Technology for More Effective Customized Medicine Production

3D printed pills are still something that make a lot of people raise their eyebrows; compared to other medical applications, they’re not quite as common or well-known yet. There are plenty of reasons why 3D printing medications is a great idea, however. The technology can create personalized pills, with the exact dosage of every medication […]

3D printed pills are still something that make a lot of people raise their eyebrows; compared to other medical applications, they’re not quite as common or well-known yet. There are plenty of reasons why 3D printing medications is a great idea, however. The...
Thyssenkrupp Opens New TechCenter Additive Manufacturing in Germany

Thyssenkrupp Opens New TechCenter Additive Manufacturing in Germany

Earlier this year, German industrial company thyssenkrupp announced its intention to open a new facility dedicated entirely to 3D printing. The announcement was made in April, and the company stated that the new center would be open by September. This past week, the center officially opened, right on schedule. The TechCenter Additive Manufacturing is located in […]

Earlier this year, German industrial company thyssenkrupp announced its intention to open a new facility dedicated entirely to 3D printing. The announcement was made in April, and the company stated that the new center would be open by September. This past week, the...
Polish Designer Uses Sinterit Lisa 3D Printer to Make Exoskeleton Arms for Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Polish Designer Uses Sinterit Lisa 3D Printer to Make Exoskeleton Arms for Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

I’ve heard it said that a kid’s main job is just to be a kid – go play, and enjoy the time before adult problems start crowding in. However, I imagine it’s pretty tough to just be a kid when you have a genetic neuromuscular disease like Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), which means that you […]

I’ve heard it said that a kid’s main job is just to be a kid – go play, and enjoy the time before adult problems start crowding in. However, I imagine it’s pretty tough to just be a kid when you have a genetic neuromuscular disease like Spinal...
Formlabs Announces First SLS 3D Printer Along with Form Cell Automated Production System

Formlabs Announces First SLS 3D Printer Along with Form Cell Automated Production System

Formlabs is famous for SLA 3D printing, having introduced the technology to the desktop with the release of the Form 1 3D printer in 2012. Since then, the company has gone on to become one of the best-known, most well-respected companies in the industry, with the Form 2 regularly appearing on lists of best/most popular […]

Formlabs is famous for SLA 3D printing, having introduced the technology to the desktop with the release of the Form 1 3D printer in 2012. Since then, the company has gone on to become one of the best-known, most well-respected companies in the industry, with the Form...
Sinterit Introduces Powder Sieve to Complement the Lisa 3D Printer - First Desktop SLS System on the Market

Sinterit Introduces Powder Sieve to Complement the Lisa 3D Printer - First Desktop SLS System on the Market

In 2014, we were introduced to Sinterit, founded by a group of former Google employees who formed their own 3D printer company. Their first product was the Lisa, an affordable SLS 3D printer that debuted in 2015. The 3D printer and the company have both shown a great deal of promise, with Sinterit bringing in a […]

In 2014, we were introduced to Sinterit, founded by a group of former Google employees who formed their own 3D printer company. Their first product was the Lisa, an affordable SLS 3D printer that debuted in 2015. The 3D printer and the company have both shown a great...
DyeMansion Wins German Accelerator Tech Program, Bringing DM60 Coloring System for 3D Printed Parts to Silicon Valley

DyeMansion Wins German Accelerator Tech Program, Bringing DM60 Coloring System for 3D Printed Parts to Silicon Valley

We’ve been following the progress and growth of Munich-based DyeMansion, which developed the world’s first coloring system for parts additively manufactured from powder, since the innovative startup welcomed EOS founder Dr. Hans Langer as a shareholder and angel investor back in 2015. The company, also known for its unique post-processing technology for SLS 3D printed […]

We’ve been following the progress and growth of Munich-based DyeMansion, which developed the world’s first coloring system for parts additively manufactured from powder, since the innovative startup welcomed EOS founder Dr. Hans Langer as a shareholder and...
DyeMansion Takes 3D Printing Color Technology to AMUG, Looking Forward to Future Events & Business in the US

DyeMansion Takes 3D Printing Color Technology to AMUG, Looking Forward to Future Events & Business in the US

Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in Chicago, where companies working with 3D printing technologies gathered for a week to talk technology. Recently, we spoke with Munich-based company DyeMansion, which made its first official visit to North America to attend AMUG 2017. As we talked to the team, they […]

Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in Chicago, where companies working with 3D printing technologies gathered for a week to talk technology. Recently, we spoke with Munich-based company DyeMansion, which made its first...
An Up Close Look at the Stunning 3D Printed Props from the Live Action 'Ghost in the Shell'

An Up Close Look at the Stunning 3D Printed Props from the Live Action 'Ghost in the Shell'

This week the long awaited, and controversial, live action adaptation of the manga and anime series Ghost in the Shell will finally hit theaters. Setting aside the debate over the casting of Scarlett Johansson, it is worth noting that the film itself looks absolutely stunning. Visually, the film seems to absolutely nail the aesthetic of […]

This week the long awaited, and controversial, live action adaptation of the manga and anime series Ghost in the Shell will finally hit theaters. Setting aside the debate over the casting of Scarlett Johansson, it is worth noting that the film itself looks absolutely...
Proto Labs Adds PolyJet Technology to Industrial 3D Printing Service

Proto Labs Adds PolyJet Technology to Industrial 3D Printing Service

Rapid prototyping and low-volume production facility Proto Labs, located in Minnesota, recently won its third straight Frost & Sullivan 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Award, which was a high point as founder and board chairman Larry Lukis announced his imminent retirement. The digital manufacturing company began expanding its 3D printing capabilities a couple of years ago, and […]

Rapid prototyping and low-volume production facility Proto Labs, located in Minnesota, recently won its third straight Frost & Sullivan 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Award, which was a high point as founder and board chairman Larry Lukis announced his imminent...
Albert Einstein Honored With the First Book to Be 3D Printed in One Piece

Albert Einstein Honored With the First Book to Be 3D Printed in One Piece

Albert Einstein may never have heard of 3D printing, but the 3D printing community is a big fan of his work. When his theory about gravitational waves was finally proven to be true last year, the historical moment was commemorated with a special 3D print, and this year, in honor of the 100th anniversary of […]

Albert Einstein may never have heard of 3D printing, but the 3D printing community is a big fan of his work. When his theory about gravitational waves was finally proven to be true last year, the historical moment was commemorated with a special 3D print, and this...
Xometry Offers a Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Additive Materials

Xometry Offers a Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Additive Materials

Additive manufacturing is an effective way to produce both prototype and production parts, often at a fraction of the price and much faster than traditional manufacturing processes.  Xometry’s advanced manufacturing platform provides a streamlined way for engineers and designers to get instant pricing, lead times and manufacturability feedback. All it takes is a 3D CAD file.  […]

Additive manufacturing is an effective way to produce both prototype and production parts, often at a fraction of the price and much faster than traditional manufacturing processes.  Xometry’s advanced manufacturing platform provides a streamlined way for...
Farsoon Technologies Now Offers Direct Sales of Metal Additive Manufacturing Solutions in North America with Creation of Farsoon Americas

Farsoon Technologies Now Offers Direct Sales of Metal Additive Manufacturing Solutions in North America with Creation of Farsoon Americas

China-based Farsoon Technologies, a specialist in laser sintering equipment, materials, prototyping services, and technical support, is offering direct-to-consumer sales of their full line of metal additive manufacturing solutions to customers in North America for the first time, with the creation of Farsoon Americas. Founded in 2009 by laser sintering pioneer Dr. Xu Xiaoshu, Farsoon Technologies […]

China-based Farsoon Technologies, a specialist in laser sintering equipment, materials, prototyping services, and technical support, is offering direct-to-consumer sales of their full line of metal additive manufacturing solutions to customers in North America for the...
Join 3DPrint.com and Formlabs August 4th for a Free Webinar on Choosing the Right 3D Printing Technology

Join 3DPrint.com and Formlabs August 4th for a Free Webinar on Choosing the Right 3D Printing Technology

One of the more confusing areas for people just getting into 3D printing – and even for those with experience – is distinguishing what sets one printing technology apart from another. In desktop 3D printing alone, there are a wide range of printing methods to choose from, and it’s growing consistently as researchers and manufacturers […]

One of the more confusing areas for people just getting into 3D printing – and even for those with experience – is distinguishing what sets one printing technology apart from another. In desktop 3D printing alone, there are a wide range of printing methods...
3D Printing Will Help Mercedes-Benz Trucks Deliver Thousands of Replacement Parts On Demand

3D Printing Will Help Mercedes-Benz Trucks Deliver Thousands of Replacement Parts On Demand

Not only is Mercedes-Benz one of the most well-known brand names in the world, but they are also known for being one of the most long-term customer friendly car companies in the industry. Aside from their quality vehicles and customer service, the prolific car and truck manufacturer also has a longstanding tradition of making sure […]

Not only is Mercedes-Benz one of the most well-known brand names in the world, but they are also known for being one of the most long-term customer friendly car companies in the industry. Aside from their quality vehicles and customer service, the prolific car and...
Stunning Energy-Efficient Roof Replicated in Equally Stunning 3D Printed Scale Model from ARRK

Stunning Energy-Efficient Roof Replicated in Equally Stunning 3D Printed Scale Model from ARRK

Athens, Greece is a tourist draw for a number of reasons – one of the biggest, and most obvious, being its historical sites. But while the Parthenon may be enough of a reason alone for many people to visit the beautiful Mediterranean city, there are plenty of modern attractions that shouldn’t be ignored – such […]

Athens, Greece is a tourist draw for a number of reasons – one of the biggest, and most obvious, being its historical sites. But while the Parthenon may be enough of a reason alone for many people to visit the beautiful Mediterranean city, there are plenty of...
Sculpteo Introduces Solid Black Plastic to Their Extensive 3D Printing Material Lineup

Sculpteo Introduces Solid Black Plastic to Their Extensive 3D Printing Material Lineup

Whether they’re providing us with a analysis on the current “State of 3D Printing”, detailing the specs of a few of Carbon’s materials, or simply introducing us to innovative materials of their own, France-based 3D printing service bureau Sculpteo is covering the industry from almost every corner. Already offering over 48 different combinations of 3D […]

Whether they’re providing us with a analysis on the current “State of 3D Printing”, detailing the specs of a few of Carbon’s materials, or simply introducing us to innovative materials of their own, France-based 3D printing service bureau Sculpteo is covering...
Additive Industries Re-Opens the Beta for Their Modular Automated MetalFAB1 3D Printing and Manufacturing System

Additive Industries Re-Opens the Beta for Their Modular Automated MetalFAB1 3D Printing and Manufacturing System

Last year Additive Industries announced a new beta program for their automated MetalFAB1 industrial metal 3D printing system. The MetalFAB1 system is an interconnected group of powder-based metal 3D printing modules that offer a large build volume, high print detail and an automated handling system. The Netherlands-based 3D printing technology development company built four of […]

Last year Additive Industries announced a new beta program for their automated MetalFAB1 industrial metal 3D printing system. The MetalFAB1 system is an interconnected group of powder-based metal 3D printing modules that offer a large build volume, high print detail...
Check Out "Heavy Metal," the First Guitar 3D Printed in Aluminum

Check Out "Heavy Metal," the First Guitar 3D Printed in Aluminum

Aluminum is the most commonly found metal on Earth, and after oxygen and silicon, it is the third most commonly found element. Because of its low density, resistance to corrosion and its ability to easily be combined with other metal materials, aluminum is also one of the most important industrial metals around, and is invaluable […]

Aluminum is the most commonly found metal on Earth, and after oxygen and silicon, it is the third most commonly found element. Because of its low density, resistance to corrosion and its ability to easily be combined with other metal materials, aluminum is also one of...
Nike’s 3D Printed Sprinting Shoe the Zoom Superfly Flyknit Will be Worn at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Nike’s 3D Printed Sprinting Shoe the Zoom Superfly Flyknit Will be Worn at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Athletes who perform in the 200- and the 400-meter sprints often win by margins of milliseconds, so they are naturally going to look for any advantage that they can find to shave a few of them off of their running times. A recent trend is ultra-lightweight running shoes with spikes on the sole of the […]

Athletes who perform in the 200- and the 400-meter sprints often win by margins of milliseconds, so they are naturally going to look for any advantage that they can find to shave a few of them off of their running times. A recent trend is ultra-lightweight running...
New Balance Releases their First 3D Printed Running Shoe, the Zante Generate

New Balance Releases their First 3D Printed Running Shoe, the Zante Generate

While a few companies have released 3D printed shoes previously, the New Balance Zante Generate is the first 3D-printed running sneaker to be made commercially available. Unfortunately, if you have always wanted a pair of 3D printed shoes I wouldn’t get too excited, because New Balance is only going to be releasing forty-four pairs of […]

While a few companies have released 3D printed shoes previously, the New Balance Zante Generate is the first 3D-printed running sneaker to be made commercially available. Unfortunately, if you have always wanted a pair of 3D printed shoes I wouldn’t get too excited,...
Sculpteo Marks the First of April With a Stunning New Invisible 3D Printing Material

Sculpteo Marks the First of April With a Stunning New Invisible 3D Printing Material

These days, it seems like there’s almost nothing you can’t 3D print with. There’s electrically conductive filament, magnetic filament, filament that glows, shimmers, or smells nice. There’s a whole world of fancy filaments and magical metals, but Sculpteo has just announced a new type of material that may overshadow them all. No one saw this material […]

These days, it seems like there’s almost nothing you can’t 3D print with. There’s electrically conductive filament, magnetic filament, filament that glows, shimmers, or smells nice. There’s a whole world of fancy filaments and magical metals,...
Intel and 3D Systems Make an 11-Year-Old Boy an Affordable Prosthetic Hand 3D Printed as a Single Part

Intel and 3D Systems Make an 11-Year-Old Boy an Affordable Prosthetic Hand 3D Printed as a Single Part

Despite being able to live and go to school in a different country, Daniel Hobbs is pretty much like any other 11-year-old, he plays sports, rides his bike around his neighborhood and plays with his friends. Because both of his parents are teachers, Daniel and his 13-year-old sister Bethany had the chance to move with their […]

Despite being able to live and go to school in a different country, Daniel Hobbs is pretty much like any other 11-year-old, he plays sports, rides his bike around his neighborhood and plays with his friends. Because both of his parents are teachers, Daniel and his...
3D Printing Services Company Xometry is Changing the Rules for Small Scale Manufacturing

3D Printing Services Company Xometry is Changing the Rules for Small Scale Manufacturing

As 3D printing becomes a more accepted part of mainstream life 3D printing service providers are in higher demand than ever before. While there is a good chance that you’ve heard of companies like Shapeways, i.materialise and Sculpteo, it is less likely that you’ve ever heard of Xometry. The Maryland-based company is taking the successful […]

As 3D printing becomes a more accepted part of mainstream life 3D printing service providers are in higher demand than ever before. While there is a good chance that you’ve heard of companies like Shapeways, i.materialise and Sculpteo, it is less likely that you’ve...
NVBOTS New Ultra-High Speed, Multi-Metal 3D Printing Technology May Change the Face of Manufacturing

NVBOTS New Ultra-High Speed, Multi-Metal 3D Printing Technology May Change the Face of Manufacturing

Boston-based 3D printing technology manufacturer NVBOTS knows a little bit about pushing the envelope of what a 3D printer can do. Their first 3D printer, the NVPro, is a fast, high-quality FFF desktop printer that can be completely automated thanks to a print removal system and the ability to be controlled entirely from the cloud. […]

Boston-based 3D printing technology manufacturer NVBOTS knows a little bit about pushing the envelope of what a 3D printer can do. Their first 3D printer, the NVPro, is a fast, high-quality FFF desktop printer that can be completely automated thanks to a print removal...

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