TCT Show 2017

Integration is Key to 3D Printing Growth, Says colorFabb CEO

Integration is Key to 3D Printing Growth, Says colorFabb CEO

Like many growing companies working with desktop extrusion-based 3D printing systems, Netherlands-based colorFabb traces its roots to the RepRap movement, with a firm foundation in maker culture. Talking recently with Founder and CEO Ruud Rouleaux at TCT Show 2017 offered a glimpse into the ethos of the growing company as it spreads its wings to […]

Like many growing companies working with desktop extrusion-based 3D printing systems, Netherlands-based colorFabb traces its roots to the RepRap movement, with a firm foundation in maker culture. Talking recently with Founder and CEO Ruud Rouleaux at TCT Show 2017...
ZMorph CEO Sees Milestones in 3D Printing Growth with Latest Hardware and Software Offerings

ZMorph CEO Sees Milestones in 3D Printing Growth with Latest Hardware and Software Offerings

TCT Show 2017 proved a showcase of milestone moments and announcements as the 3D printing industry continues to mature. This sense of maturation permeated many of the biggest announcements from the week, as the late-September event played host to a number of new updates and advances in hardware and software. Talking with many company executives […]

TCT Show 2017 proved a showcase of milestone moments and announcements as the 3D printing industry continues to mature. This sense of maturation permeated many of the biggest announcements from the week, as the late-September event played host to a number of new...
3D Systems Showcases End-to-End 3D Printing Solutions Across a Variety of Verticals

3D Systems Showcases End-to-End 3D Printing Solutions Across a Variety of Verticals

From racing to recreations, and from medical to materials, 3D printing at 3D Systems has never been busier — or broader. During the recent TCT Show in the UK, 3D Systems held court in a complex of a booth, designed as at RAPID earlier this year to showcase the breadth of their activity. As the […]

From racing to recreations, and from medical to materials, 3D printing at 3D Systems has never been busier — or broader. During the recent TCT Show in the UK, 3D Systems held court in a complex of a booth, designed as at RAPID earlier this year to showcase the...
Johnson & Johnson Looks Toward a Future of Personalized Medicine Through 3D Printing

Johnson & Johnson Looks Toward a Future of Personalized Medicine Through 3D Printing

3D printing in healthcare is becoming, if not quite mainstream, something common enough that most people have at least heard of 3D printed prosthetics, or implants, or surgical models. The technology is being used by both large corporations and small clinics, but it’s the large corporations that can really play a role in bringing it […]

3D printing in healthcare is becoming, if not quite mainstream, something common enough that most people have at least heard of 3D printed prosthetics, or implants, or surgical models. The technology is being used by both large corporations and small clinics, but...
Stratasys Seeing "Confirmation That 3D Printing is Finding Usage Among a Variety of Sectors"

Stratasys Seeing "Confirmation That 3D Printing is Finding Usage Among a Variety of Sectors"

I first met Stratasys‘ Andy Middleton, President EMEA, at formnext 2016, where he led a presentation regarding the company’s growing technologies and applications partnerships. Over the last year, Stratasys has continued to make headway into an increasing array of applications, in addition to bringing focus back to 3D printing’s roots in rapid prototyping. 2017 has […]

I first met Stratasys‘ Andy Middleton, President EMEA, at formnext 2016, where he led a presentation regarding the company’s growing technologies and applications partnerships. Over the last year, Stratasys has continued to make headway into an increasing...
Renishaw Launching New Products at formnext to Make Additive Manufacturing More Mainstream

Renishaw Launching New Products at formnext to Make Additive Manufacturing More Mainstream

Like so many others in the 3D printing industry, Renishaw, headquartered in the UK, attended the TCT Show in Birmingham last month; Renishaw Iberica was also at IN(3D)USTRY last week. The leading metrology company has been working hard to grow its metal additive manufacturing activity and its end-to-end production process; to showcase the latter at TCT […]

Like so many others in the 3D printing industry, Renishaw, headquartered in the UK, attended the TCT Show in Birmingham last month; Renishaw Iberica was also at IN(3D)USTRY last week. The leading metrology company has been working hard to grow its metal additive...
3D Printing "Is Not a Hype, It's a Business - and Should Be an Industry," Says Coobx CEO

3D Printing "Is Not a Hype, It's a Business - and Should Be an Industry," Says Coobx CEO

Think 3D printing and you may still think hype; we’re all still coming off the overdone 2012-2015 period in which almost everything relating to 3D printing was oversold. While the technologies on the market today have advanced exponentially in many cases from what was available five years ago, the industry as a whole is still […]

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Catching Up with Carbon: Key to Adoption for Production is to See 3D Printing in Real Applications

Catching Up with Carbon: Key to Adoption for Production is to See 3D Printing in Real Applications

Carbon has been working to speed up the adoption of 3D printing — and not only through its high-speed 3D printing process, which emerged from stealth two years ago. CLIP technology allows for a fast, precise 3D print that is, the company is keen to note, adaptable for scale production. While the primary application for […]

Carbon has been working to speed up the adoption of 3D printing — and not only through its high-speed 3D printing process, which emerged from stealth two years ago. CLIP technology allows for a fast, precise 3D print that is, the company is keen to note,...
Ultimaker Execs Dive Into New 3D Printing Software Strategy: "Workflow Should Be Simpler"

Ultimaker Execs Dive Into New 3D Printing Software Strategy: "Workflow Should Be Simpler"

During the recent TCT Show, Ultimaker announced the latest updates to its software strategy as it refocuses attention on user experience for the widely-used open source Cura platform — so widely used, in fact, that during the show in Birmingham, UK, the Dutch company held a ceremonial cake-cutting to celebrate one million unique Cura users. […]

During the recent TCT Show, Ultimaker announced the latest updates to its software strategy as it refocuses attention on user experience for the widely-used open source Cura platform — so widely used, in fact, that during the show in Birmingham, UK, the Dutch...
3D Printing Business: Inside BCN3D Technologies

3D Printing Business: Inside BCN3D Technologies

When in Catalonia, do as the Catalonians do; while in a larger-scale view that may be a circumstance set to change up world maps as we currently know them, on a business-by-business basis that also means taking another look at manufacturing as we know it. Open-source desktop 3D printer manufacturer BCN3D Technologies takes seriously its […]

When in Catalonia, do as the Catalonians do; while in a larger-scale view that may be a circumstance set to change up world maps as we currently know them, on a business-by-business basis that also means taking another look at manufacturing as we know it. Open-source...
Monoprice's Push To Europe and the $200 3D Printer

Monoprice's Push To Europe and the $200 3D Printer

Monoprice was like a Banquo at the banquet for the European 3D printing community. The US-based company was making waves online with its inexpensive 3D printers but Monoprice itself was nowhere to be seen. Little understood or known, the company was selling tens of thousands of units. This changed at the TCT Show, where for […]

Monoprice was like a Banquo at the banquet for the European 3D printing community. The US-based company was making waves online with its inexpensive 3D printers but Monoprice itself was nowhere to be seen. Little understood or known, the company was selling tens of...
Metal 3D Printing Makes a Strong Showing at TCT Show 2017

Metal 3D Printing Makes a Strong Showing at TCT Show 2017

This past week during TCT Show 2017, 3D printing was on full display as more than 250 exhibitors displayed the latest in additive technologies, showcasing software, hardware, and materials. Of course there’s one area that has lately been drawing the attention of the industry, and metal additive manufacturing had a great deal to show for […]

This past week during TCT Show 2017, 3D printing was on full display as more than 250 exhibitors displayed the latest in additive technologies, showcasing software, hardware, and materials. Of course there’s one area that has lately been drawing the attention of...
Materialise CEO Foresees a "Growing Amount of Meaningful Applications" for 3D Printing

Materialise CEO Foresees a "Growing Amount of Meaningful Applications" for 3D Printing

Belgium-based Materialise has always treated 3D printing as very serious business, indeed. That steadfast and serious take on the technology has built the company into a mainstay pillar, a fact they underscore through a deep focus on providing a backbone to support growth in this business environment. During this week’s TCT Show in Birmingham, UK, […]

Belgium-based Materialise has always treated 3D printing as very serious business, indeed. That steadfast and serious take on the technology has built the company into a mainstay pillar, a fact they underscore through a deep focus on providing a backbone to support...
LINK3D Offers Automated 3D Printing Workflow with New Digital Factory

LINK3D Offers Automated 3D Printing Workflow with New Digital Factory

LINK3D provides software for the additive manufacturing industry, and its latest product is called Digital Factory, which is now available to the public. The company saw success earlier this year with On Demand, a service that connects users with 3D printing service bureaus, and then set out to create a product – using data gathered […]

LINK3D provides software for the additive manufacturing industry, and its latest product is called Digital Factory, which is now available to the public. The company saw success earlier this year with On Demand, a service that connects users with 3D printing service...
Five Global 3D Printing Pioneers Inducted at the Inaugural TCT Hall of Fame Awards

Five Global 3D Printing Pioneers Inducted at the Inaugural TCT Hall of Fame Awards

It was a busy week at the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, which just ended yesterday. Many innovative companies used the international trade fair event as an opportunity to showcase their latest printers, software, materials, and other products. The event kicked off on Tuesday with the annual TCT Awards, sponsored by SLM Solutions, Materialise, 3ecruit, […]

It was a busy week at the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, which just ended yesterday. Many innovative companies used the international trade fair event as an opportunity to showcase their latest printers, software, materials, and other products. The event kicked off on...
TCT Show: Themes and Overview of 3D Printing in 2017

TCT Show: Themes and Overview of 3D Printing in 2017

This week in the UK, the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham played host for the 22nd TCT Show, an annual affair that brings together the 3D printing industry. With perhaps 10,000 visitors and more than 250 exhibitors, the 2017 edition was certainly one for the books as the three days of the event were filled […]

This week in the UK, the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham played host for the 22nd TCT Show, an annual affair that brings together the 3D printing industry. With perhaps 10,000 visitors and more than 250 exhibitors, the 2017 edition was certainly one for...
3DSIM Launches Full Commercial Version of exaSIM ULTIMATE 3D Metal Simulation Software at TCT Show

3DSIM Launches Full Commercial Version of exaSIM ULTIMATE 3D Metal Simulation Software at TCT Show

Last year, Utah-based 3DSIM, which was founded in 2014 and creates additive manufacturing simulation technology, partnered with Additive Industries to integrate its cloud-based exaSIM simulation software into the AdditiveWorld platform. The software was still in beta at that time, and Additive Industries was the first company to adopt it, not long before 3DSIM opened the […]

Last year, Utah-based 3DSIM, which was founded in 2014 and creates additive manufacturing simulation technology, partnered with Additive Industries to integrate its cloud-based exaSIM simulation software into the AdditiveWorld platform. The software was still in beta...
SLM Solutions and XYZprinting Showcase Latest 3D Printers at TCT Show

SLM Solutions and XYZprinting Showcase Latest 3D Printers at TCT Show

Today is the last day of the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, an important additive manufacturing trade fair where visitors have been able to see the latest products and learning opportunities displayed on multiple stages for over two decades. The goal of the TCT Show is to increase the advancement, and the acceptance, of 3D […]

Today is the last day of the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, an important additive manufacturing trade fair where visitors have been able to see the latest products and learning opportunities displayed on multiple stages for over two decades. The goal of the TCT Show is...
UnionTech Shows Off New Series of PILOT 3D Printers at TCT Show

UnionTech Shows Off New Series of PILOT 3D Printers at TCT Show

Founded in 2000, UnionTech is a Chinese 3D printer manufacturer that began expanding further globally, and into the US last year, and is representing at the TCT Show this year being held in Birmingham, UK from September 26-28. UnionTech will be highlighting their PILOT 3D printers, a commercial series geared toward companies engaged in additive […]

Founded in 2000, UnionTech is a Chinese 3D printer manufacturer that began expanding further globally, and into the US last year, and is representing at the TCT Show this year being held in Birmingham, UK from September 26-28. UnionTech will be highlighting their...
Mcor Announces New Reseller for ARKe 3D Printer and Demonstrates New Sony Xperia XZ1 Scanning App at TCT Show

Mcor Announces New Reseller for ARKe 3D Printer and Demonstrates New Sony Xperia XZ1 Scanning App at TCT Show

From 3D printers, scanners, and software to filament, filament dryers, and 3D printed mechanical dogs, there is a lot to see this week at the TCT Show in Birmingham. Full-color 3D printing leader Mcor Technologies, which operates internationally from offices in Ireland, the UK, America and Asia-Pacific, has some of its own TCT announcements, starting with […]

From 3D printers, scanners, and software to filament, filament dryers, and 3D printed mechanical dogs, there is a lot to see this week at the TCT Show in Birmingham. Full-color 3D printing leader Mcor Technologies, which operates internationally from offices in...
Applications of Functional Materials From INTAMSYS at TCT Show

Applications of Functional Materials From INTAMSYS at TCT Show

INTAMSYS Technology Co. Ltd. brings its latest FUNMAT HT and FUNMAT PRO to the TCT Show this year. The latest FUNMAT HT received significant upgrades on both the extruder and chamber temperatures. Temperature of extruder of FUNMAT HT is now increased to 450°C, up from 400°C three months ago. Similarly, FUNMAT HT’s constant temperature chamber […]

INTAMSYS Technology Co. Ltd. brings its latest FUNMAT HT and FUNMAT PRO to the TCT Show this year. The latest FUNMAT HT received significant upgrades on both the extruder and chamber temperatures. Temperature of extruder of FUNMAT HT is now increased to 450°C, up from...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 26, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 26, 2017

We’re starting with a little bit of business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D printers and 3D printing technology, and finally some news on 3D printing filaments. Sharebot has joined the open innovation program at Techniplas, and RP Support named the first German distributor for its NEO800 production stereolithography system, while […]

We’re starting with a little bit of business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D printers and 3D printing technology, and finally some news on 3D printing filaments. Sharebot has joined the open innovation program at Techniplas, and RP...
BCN3D Introduces the Sigmax 3D Printer, Announces New Software and Materials

BCN3D Introduces the Sigmax 3D Printer, Announces New Software and Materials

BCN3D has been hard at work this year. In February the company revealed that it had revamped its popular Sigma 3D printer, re-introducing it as the Sigma R17, and now, at this week’s TCT Show, BCN3D is unveiling an entirely new 3D printer – a big one. The Sigmax is a dual-extruder desktop machine that […]

BCN3D has been hard at work this year. In February the company revealed that it had revamped its popular Sigma 3D printer, re-introducing it as the Sigma R17, and now, at this week’s TCT Show, BCN3D is unveiling an entirely new 3D printer – a big one. The...
Ultimaker Unveils New Software Strategy to Enhance 3D Printing Experience

Ultimaker Unveils New Software Strategy to Enhance 3D Printing Experience

One of the most consistently popular 3D printer manufacturers has been Ultimaker, and it’s not hard to understand why – the Dutch company produces truly high quality 3D printers and has built up a supportive, helpful community around its open source products. It’s not just the printers themselves that make Ultimaker well-loved, though – the […]

One of the most consistently popular 3D printer manufacturers has been Ultimaker, and it’s not hard to understand why – the Dutch company produces truly high quality 3D printers and has built up a supportive, helpful community around its open source...
Stratasys Sees a Way to Speed Eyewear to Market with New VeroFlex 3D Printing Material

Stratasys Sees a Way to Speed Eyewear to Market with New VeroFlex 3D Printing Material

From head to toe, 3D printing can help in keeping each individual stylish and comfortable. While 3D scanning and 3D printing are making huge strides in personalized footwear, eyewear is becoming an increasingly high-visibility area for 3D printed customization. I make no promises that those will be the last obvious word plays accompanying the latest […]

From head to toe, 3D printing can help in keeping each individual stylish and comfortable. While 3D scanning and 3D printing are making huge strides in personalized footwear, eyewear is becoming an increasingly high-visibility area for 3D printed customization. I make...

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