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Why Giving Students Access to Advanced SLS 3D Printing Is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Exceeding traditional engineering limitations is a bread and butter of additive manufacturing. But why is giving students access to the most advanced SLS technology is the best thing since sliced…

3D Printing a Pedalution, Part Six: Relevant 3D Printing Technologies for Bike Production

We’ve now seen how 3D printing can be used in bicycles, and in components. We’ve had a look at the most likely scenarios for 3D printing adoption and the preconditions…

Farsoon Unveils Dual Fiber Laser 403P Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printer

Farsoon came out of the shadows a few years ago. The Chinese powder bed fusion company had been operating in China for years before crossing into Europe and America. Patent…

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Compact SLS AM solution – the future for distribution companies

Additive manufacture is the biggest wave in an ocean of industry 4.0 innovations. The future of international manufacturing and supply chain is facing some uncertainty driven by the flexibility of…

Virtual Review: the Formlabs Fuse 1 SLS 3D Printer

The desktop fused filament fabrication (FFF) movement quickly saw a proliferation of low-cost FFF systems, which was followed by a similar trend with desktop vat photopolymerization machines. The low-cost selective…

Sustainable, Customizable 3D Printed Flip Flops Available on Kickstarter

It’s April in Ohio, which means that it’s almost time for me to bust out my various flip flops and welcome the warm summer weather! We often hear about 3D…

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Modular 3D solutions are the future of additive manufacturing

Why is it important to maintain the most open additive manufacturing environment available? In uncertain times, the elasticity and the possibility of selecting components of a 3D printing system are…

Xometry Offers Four New Nylons from Stratasys for SLS 3D Printing

Stratasys Direct is now offering four kinds of new nylon material through Xometry’s global marketplace. Xometry customers will be able to order parts made from Nylon 11 EX, Nylon 12…

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The 3D Printing Service Bureau is Dead, Long Live the 3D Printing Service Bureau

The high-touch, high-quality 3D printing service is under threat. With OEMs starting huge services, polymer companies getting into the service game, and giant manufacturing firms looking to be the biggest…

WeMatter Atmosphere Module Improves SLS 3D Printing

WeMatter is a Swedish startup trying to make low-cost powder bed fusion (PBF) a reality. The company now has launched the Atmosphere module. This connects to their Gravity printer and…

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Why it is important to have a broad SLS powder range?

Expectations of 3D printers are growing. Especially in the field of prototyping. To do it right, you need not only a reliable 3D printer but a wide range of materials…

3D Printing Market Outlook 2021: Powder Bed Fusion and Multi Jet Fusion, Part 2

This is the second part of a Market Outlook for 2021 for both the Powder Bed Fusion and Multi Jet Fusion technologies. The first part can be found here. The…

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3D Printing Market Outlook 2021: Desktop Vat Polymerization (SLA, DLP)

Vat polymerization (SLA, DLP) has unexpectedly become a hot spot over the past year due to the effects of material companies and new startups entering the market. In this series,…

Connecting at Formnext Connect, Part Two: Cellulose, QA, and DLP for PBF 3D Printing

The industry’s biggest trade show made the crucial decision to take its world-renowned event and host it online, potentially disrupting countless networking opportunities and business deals. Given the fact that…

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XYZprinting Case Study: TrySight Realized 90 Days Return on Investment of MfgPro230 xS SLS

TrySight is the leading Canadian manufacturer of magnification and reading systems for those with sight loss, developing various hardware and software solutions to help those with low vision and blindness….

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XYZprinting’s SLS Technology Helps Validate Prototypes Faster

XYZprinting Inc. now offers highly competitive print-for-pay solutions from its California offices for customers looking for one to 1,000 selective laser sintering (SLS) PA-12 nylon parts. When global industrial engineering…

Evonik Launches FDM PEEK Filament for Implants

PEEK polyether ether ketone is a high-performance thermoplastic with high continuous service temperatures, strength, and low flame smoke and toxicity. Due to this, it is an oft sought material by…

3DPOD Episode 20: Ty Pollak, Open Additive

Today Max and I have a special guest, Ty Pollak of Open Additive. We’re really proud of this episode and we enjoyed the discussion and all that we learned from…

CRP Unveils Flame-Retardant Composite SLS Material

CRP Technology has introduced the latest in its line of specialty polymers for selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing. Windform FR2 is the most recent material from the company’s TOP-LINE…

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3D Printing in Healthcare: The Future is Here

Additive manufacturing (AM) is revolutionizing a variety of industries, and healthcare is ripe for transformation. According to SME, the 3D printed medical devices market is expected to near $26 billion…

Carl Deckard Passes Away

It is with sadness that we learned this weekend that Carl Deckard has passed away. Carl was a true industry pioneer in 3D printing. Starting under UT professor Bob Beaman,…

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Which 3D printer is a solution for both prototyping and research?

Looking for a 3D printer for prototyping or research, it may seem that there are many solutions on the market. However, when we narrow down our searches to more precise…

3D Printing Stalwarts: EOS

EOS was an early pioneer in laser powder bed fusion (PBF) technology and currently stands as a leader in the space, though there are an increasing number of entrants. The…

3D Printing Unicorns, Part 1: Formlabs

When a privately held startup hits $1 billion in value, it magically transforms from an ugly mare into a beautiful unicorn (or so the legend goes). In the 3D printing…