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Interview with Matthias Schmidt-Lehr of Metal 3D Printing Consultancy Ampower

Matthias Schmidt-Lehr of Ampower is a 3D printing consultant with deep experience in manufacturing for 3D printing. He’s worked for technology development institute Laser Zentrum Nord (Fraunhofer IAPT), its manufacturing…

Google ATAP Lab Saves Time and Money During Pre-Production with Formlabs 3D Printing Technology

Last month, Formlabs released a reformulated version of its High Temp Resin, which is part of its Engineering Resins family and features the highest heat deflection temperature (HDT) of any of…

Thesis Paper Looks at 3D Printing in the Supply Chain to Determine if it Truly is a Disruptive Technology

Two master’s students, Maryam Salman and Waqas Mushtaq, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) completed a thesis paper together about the structure of the supply chain network and…

Colorado-Based AMIDE Alliance Focused on Workforce Development and Creating Sustainable 3D Printing Thermoplastics

It seems these days that Colorado is the place to be in the 3D printing industry. Home to the ADAPT Consortium and 3D Systems’ Littleton Healthcare Technology Center, along with Aleph…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 29, 2018

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs (the last one this month, how is the summer going by so quickly?!), a few companies are announcing special honors and recognitions, and then…

Dutch Army and DiManEx Announce Initiative to 3D Print Spare Parts

A new cooperation between the Material Stock Logistic Command of the Dutch Army and DiManEx will help solve a widespread problem of sourcing and reproducing legacy parts. The agreement became…

Identify3D Continues to Identify Opportunities in 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing

As additive manufacturing continues to make its way into more global operations across a broader variety of verticals, increasing attention is being paid to the business implications of digitization. With…

3D Systems Announces New Partnership to Qualify Metal 3D Printing for Naval Warships

The US Navy has been on board with 3D printing for quite some time now, using the technology to create all sorts of innovations, such as the tiny TruClip, drones,…

3D Printing and Logistics – A Natural Progression of Opportunity

Leading logistics providers are constantly exploring new possibilities to become more efficient, more locally focused and more connected globally in order to achieve greater success, including 3D printing technology. The…

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SME Announces Keynote Speakers for RAPID + TCT: 3D Printing in Sports, Aerospace, Medicine, The Future

Nonprofit organization SME, which supports the manufacturing industry, has spent months getting ready for the 2018 RAPID + TCT Conference, which begins this Monday, April 23, in Fort Worth, Texas….

Roboze Customer Integrates Roboze One+400 3D Printer Into Factory Supply Chain for PEEK 3D Printing

Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze is known for releasing desktop machines that can print using high-performance, industrial-strength materials, like PEEK and PEI. Last year, the company revamped its affordable Roboze One+400 3D printer…

3D Technologies Change the Face of Healthcare

Not a day goes by when we don’t see a story about how modern technology is changing the face of medicine. 3D technologies in particular are causing fundamental shifts both…

SAP Announces Official Launch of SAP Distributed Manufacturing 3D Printing Application

For the last year or so, enterprise application software provider SAP has been working its way into the 3D printing industry with determination, beginning with a partnership with UPS that helped to…

Stratasys Tells Us About Their New Expert Services Group to Help Manufacturers Implement 3D Printing

It’s been an incredibly busy month so far for Stratasys, which just a few days ago announced a large-scale collaboration with the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs to create a 3D printing…

Supply Chain Corporation Panalpina Embraces 3D Printing and Partners with Shapeways

Most people think of Shapeways as a site geared towards individual designers and buyers – and, for the most part, it is. It’s a great resource for up-and-coming designers to…

A Simple, 3D Printed Pipe Fitting Has Huge Implications for Disaster Relief

In April of 2015, a massive earthquake struck Nepal. Registering 7.8 on the Richter scale, the quake killed over 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000. Less than a month…

Disaster Relief in Three Dimensions: Medical 3D Printing in Haiti

Throughout history, technological breakthroughs have been accompanied by narrow parameters for application, concerned with solving the problems at hand. This is not to say that function follows form, but that…

Power to the People — 3D Printing Being Used in Disaster Relief

Dara Dotz is a pioneer in 3D printing in troubled and sparse environments. She’s the founder of iLab Haiti, a project which brought 3D printers as part of an aid…

Qualcomm Patent Hints at a World Where Things Are Fixed Before You Know They’re Broken — The 3D Printed Future

Imagine a world where critical parts for everything from appliances to electronic devices is detected and monitored via sensors attached through the Internet of Things (IoT) network, and inventory is built…

How Does 3D Printing Fit into Your Mid-Market Supply Chain?

For mid-market manufacturing companies, 3D printing is becoming a hot topic. The first prototypes rolled out thirty years ago, but only recently, because of technological improvements and falling costs, has…