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Dream 3D Printing IPOs We’d Like to See: Ultimaker, Carbon & More

Given the great deal of activity related to mergers, acquisitions and IPOs in 3D printing, we’ve started brainstorming about what other IPOs we’d like to see in the industry. Ultimaker…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: June 13, 2021

In this week’s events and webinars roundup, we’re covering topics like software, metal binder jetting, 3D printing for the luxury sector, and more. So let’s dive right in! What’s New…

Shapeways Adds Mimaki’s Full-Color 3D Printing to Service Portfolio

As 3D printing service bureau Shapeways moves into its next phase of development, involving an upcoming SPAC IPO, the company is shaking things up within its operations. It recently received…

Shapeways Adds Six Traditional Manufacturing Methods to Digital Platform

Less than a month ago, global digital manufacturing platform Shapeways became the latest AM industry company to announce that it was going public through an Agreement and Plan of Merger and…

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Shapeways CEO Greg Kress Discusses the Upcoming SPAC Merger

On April 28, 2021, 3D printing service bureau Shapeways announced that it was going public via merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Galileo Acquisition Corp. I had a chance…

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Shapeways to List Via SPAC, Desktop Metal as Investor

Desktop Metal, Velo3D, Rocket Lab, and Markforged are going the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) route, while Rokit and Massivit are launching their own IPOs. Now Shapeways is to list…

Shapeways 3D Prints Over 20 Million Parts Worldwide

New York-based 3D printing service provider Shapeways announced it has 3D printed over 20 million products across dozens of industries, from architecture and robotics to drone technology, even focusing on…

“Little You” Encourages Creativity in Kids: Design and 3D Print Your Own Figurine!

While 3D printing is great for building some really large things, it’s also ideal when you need to create small things, like toys. A new application, called Little You, lets…

What’s the Deal with BASF Partnering with Shapeways on 3D Printing Materials?

In the fall of 2019, BASF 3D Printing Solutions, a 3D printing material and services supplier and subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH, introduced Forward AM, a new corporate brand presence….

3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2020

We’re beginning today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with a little research, and then moving on to business. An international team of researchers has been experimenting with 3D printed medications that…

3D Printing Services: Budgeting Time & Delivery Systems for On-Demand Production

Researchers Carl Philip T. Hedenstierna, Stephen M. Disney, and Jan Holmström explore one of the most fascinating new areas of manufacturing today as 3D printing service bureaus offer assistance to…

Shapeways Adopts Envision One cDLM 3D Printing with Henkel Materials

Shapeways, Henkel and EnvisionTEC have put out a video demonstrating the possibilities of a such a three-way partnership. While Shapeways is an expert at providing 3D printing services for its…

Focus on Customer Centricity: 3D Printing Promotes Greater Customization for Everyone

In the recently published ‘Enhancing customer centricity via 3D printing,’ authors Subin Im and Aric Rindfleisch explore the connection between business and 3D printing, along with the improvements such technology…

Royal DSM & Shapeways Partner: Developing & Customizing Scalable 3D Printing Solutions

While many different organizations have the lofty mission of changing the world, businesses like Royal DSM put their words, and their plans, into impressive action. Now, the Netherlands-headquartered global company…

Henkel & Shapeways: Large-Scale Manufacturing with Loctite Materials

Together, Henkel and Shapeways are reaching for bigger and better solutions in 3D printing, complementing each other in partnership to expand large-scale manufacturing of Loctite materials. The two companies will…

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How 3D Printing Jigs and Fixtures Transforms Manufacturing Part II – All About Fixtures

Fixtures are essential for custom manufacturers. Fixtures hold the workpiece in place so it does not move during a step in manufacturing. Some shapes are easy to hold such as…

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How 3D Printing Jigs and Fixtures Transforms Manufacturing 

In the industrial world, 3D printed jigs and fixtures are truly unsung heroes. Both jigs and fixtures are types of tools that are used to control the operation of another…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 18, 2019

We’re talking about an award, a little business news, and metal 3D printing in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. 3D printed fine jewelry brand BOLTENSTERN won big at the 2019…

3D Printing Interview with Kegan Fisher – CEO of Frank Darling

This is an interview with co-founder and CEO of Frank Darling, Kegan Fisher. She has years of experience within design as well as a background within of entrepreneurship.

Jewelry Manufacturing & Digital Craftsmanship

This is an article on my reflections about the future of additive manufacturing and metal printing within the jewelry industry. I believe there is a lot to be said in terms of how metal printing may indeed leave traditional manufacturing of jewelry to be obsolete in due time.

Fast Things 2: The Desire Engine

With 3D printing we have the ability to very quickly make products from ideas. In a series of articles centered on the idea of Fast Things, I want to point…

Shapeways Launches E-Commerce Integration with Etsy for Shop Owners of 3D Printed Products

If you’re looking to buy someone a unique gift, many people know that global marketplace Etsy is the best place to go. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Brooklyn, the…

Massachusetts Researchers Develop In-Line Rheometer for FDM 3D Printing

Rheology is the study of the flow of matter, and the flow rate of 3D printing materials is fairly important when it comes to the final print. According to a…

Mexican Museum Case Study Looks at the Use of 3D Printing in the Construction Industry

Benjamin Jodis, a researchers at California Polytechnic State University, recently wrote a case study, titled “Analyzing the benefits of using 3D printing on the Mexican Museum renovation project in San Francisco,…