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3D Printing News Briefs: April 3, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: April 3, 2018

We’re bringing you the latest business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with an announcement from Stratasys about its new Vulcan Labs spinoff company. Optomec has appointed a Vice President of Business Development, and Nano Dimension is expanding its coverage of the Asia Pacific market. Adaptive Corporation has acquired the Dassault Systèmes sales […]

We’re bringing you the latest business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with an announcement from Stratasys about its new Vulcan Labs spinoff company. Optomec has appointed a Vice President of Business Development, and Nano Dimension is...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 20, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 20, 2018

For today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, which falls on the first day of spring (though it doesn’t feel like it here), we’ve got lots of software and material news to tell you about. Onshape is introducing Design Data Management 2.0, and ZW3D is donating its flagship software product to the University of Pécs. […]

For today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, which falls on the first day of spring (though it doesn’t feel like it here), we’ve got lots of software and material news to tell you about. Onshape is introducing Design Data Management 2.0, and ZW3D...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 9, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: February 9, 2018

We’re starting off your Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs with some 3D printing business news, then moving on to some pretty cool 3D printed projects to get you to the weekend. Ultimaker has joined the GE Additive Education program, and 3YOURMIND opened an office in France. Stratasys is forming an additive manufacturing joint […]

We’re starting off your Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs with some 3D printing business news, then moving on to some pretty cool 3D printed projects to get you to the weekend. Ultimaker has joined the GE Additive Education program, and 3YOURMIND opened...
Stratasys Releases Free White Paper on Using FDM 3D Printing to Make Thermoforming Tools

Stratasys Releases Free White Paper on Using FDM 3D Printing to Make Thermoforming Tools

One of the most well-known companies in the 3D printing industry, Stratasys, can call itself a leader for good reason – the company definitely knows what it’s talking about in terms of the latest additive manufacturing innovations, many of which Stratasys itself introduces. Stratasys wants to make sure that it is sharing its expertise with the […]

One of the most well-known companies in the 3D printing industry, Stratasys, can call itself a leader for good reason – the company definitely knows what it’s talking about in terms of the latest additive manufacturing innovations, many of which Stratasys...
3D Printing Helps Capita Enhance Its Snowboards and Reduce Manufacturing Waste

3D Printing Helps Capita Enhance Its Snowboards and Reduce Manufacturing Waste

While Christmas and New Year’s are far behind us, it’s still winter and, in Ohio at least, the bitter cold isn’t going away anytime soon. But instead of burying ourselves in blankets and grumbling about the freezing temperatures outside, there is always another option – hitting the slopes. It’s easy to forget how cold you […]

While Christmas and New Year’s are far behind us, it’s still winter and, in Ohio at least, the bitter cold isn’t going away anytime soon. But instead of burying ourselves in blankets and grumbling about the freezing temperatures outside, there is...
Polymaker and Covestro Team Up to Introduce New Advanced 3D Printing Materials

Polymaker and Covestro Team Up to Introduce New Advanced 3D Printing Materials

Shanghai-based Polymaker, which develops and manufactures engineering-grade 3D printing materials, launched its Polymaker Industrial product family at the TCT Asia show this spring, the same week that advanced polymer developer Covestro introduced its new polyurethane materials at RAPID 2017. The two materials companies teamed up two years ago to co-create a new line of polycarbonate 3D printing […]

Shanghai-based Polymaker, which develops and manufactures engineering-grade 3D printing materials, launched its Polymaker Industrial product family at the TCT Asia show this spring, the same week that advanced polymer developer Covestro introduced its new polyurethane...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 5, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 5, 2017

We’re starting with some new materials, products, and partnerships in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – GKN and Ultimaker are both introducing new materials, and SprintRay has announced a distribution agreement with Patterson Dental. TechShop will be reopening some of its locations under a new name, while Renaissance Services is launching a 3D printing division. […]

We’re starting with some new materials, products, and partnerships in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – GKN and Ultimaker are both introducing new materials, and SprintRay has announced a distribution agreement with Patterson Dental. TechShop will be...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 1, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 1, 2017

Happy December! Rather than worrying about how much you have left to do in the few short weeks before the holidays, why not use that time in a more productive way and check out this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs? We’re starting with some contest news from Sinterit and Solvay, then getting […]

Happy December! Rather than worrying about how much you have left to do in the few short weeks before the holidays, why not use that time in a more productive way and check out this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs? We’re starting with some...
Free Formlabs White Paper Discusses Benefits and Common Issues in 3D Printing and Injection Molding

Free Formlabs White Paper Discusses Benefits and Common Issues in 3D Printing and Injection Molding

While 3D printing is definitely shaking up the way many products are manufactured, it will likely never be a permanent replacement for other technologies like injection molding, which is most often used in large volume plastic manufacturing. However, 3D printing can be combined with injection molding to save on both cost and time – this is […]

While 3D printing is definitely shaking up the way many products are manufactured, it will likely never be a permanent replacement for other technologies like injection molding, which is most often used in large volume plastic manufacturing. However, 3D printing can...
3D Printing Business News: FIT AG Invests in EOS 3D Printing Systems, Nexeo and MakeShaper Release New Filaments

3D Printing Business News: FIT AG Invests in EOS 3D Printing Systems, Nexeo and MakeShaper Release New Filaments

The 3D printing industry never sleeps – there are always new announcements rolling out about new printers, new materials, and new partnerships. This week, German additive manufacturing solutions specialist FIT AG announced that it is investing in five M 400-4 3D printing systems from industrial 3D printing supplier EOS, in order to expand its industrial 3D printing capacities […]

The 3D printing industry never sleeps – there are always new announcements rolling out about new printers, new materials, and new partnerships. This week, German additive manufacturing solutions specialist FIT AG announced that it is investing in five M 400-4 3D...
Designer Uses Sustainable 3D Printing in Recent Exhibition Blurring the Lines Between Fashion and Art

Designer Uses Sustainable 3D Printing in Recent Exhibition Blurring the Lines Between Fashion and Art

My wedding dress was so beautiful, I was almost afraid to touch it, much less wear it. Have you ever seen a piece of clothing, or jewelry, and thought that it was so striking it was an actual work of art? Thanks to innovative 3D printing technology, it’s not uncommon these days to see unique […]

My wedding dress was so beautiful, I was almost afraid to touch it, much less wear it. Have you ever seen a piece of clothing, or jewelry, and thought that it was so striking it was an actual work of art? Thanks to innovative 3D printing technology, it’s not...
Innofil3D Partners with Ten Kate Racing and Polyscope to Release New ABS Material for 3D Printed Superbike Racing Components

Innofil3D Partners with Ten Kate Racing and Polyscope to Release New ABS Material for 3D Printed Superbike Racing Components

From cars, yachts, and drones to wheelchairs, bikes, and even small, lifelike heads, 3D printing has been taking the world of competitive racing by storm over the last few years. Ten Kate Racing, the Official Honda World Superbike Team and multiple champion in the World Supersport and Superbike Championship, was looking for more flexibility than milling could offer […]

From cars, yachts, and drones to wheelchairs, bikes, and even small, lifelike heads, 3D printing has been taking the world of competitive racing by storm over the last few years. Ten Kate Racing, the Official Honda World Superbike Team and multiple champion in the...
3D Printing on Kickstarter: A Fast Filament Extruder for Less than $1,000 and 3D Printed Houses to Match Your Own

3D Printing on Kickstarter: A Fast Filament Extruder for Less than $1,000 and 3D Printed Houses to Match Your Own

With deep roots in maker culture, 3D printing endeavors often find themselves turning to crowdfunding, and Kickstarter has been a mainstay in funding new companies, technologies, and projects. We often hear about the latest and greatest 3D printing-related Kickstarter campaigns, whether people are trying to raise money for 3D printing materials, 3D printed or smart products, […]

With deep roots in maker culture, 3D printing endeavors often find themselves turning to crowdfunding, and Kickstarter has been a mainstay in funding new companies, technologies, and projects. We often hear about the latest and greatest 3D printing-related Kickstarter...
Roboze White Paper Compares FFF 3D Printing of Engineering-Grade Materials with Metal Production Processes

Roboze White Paper Compares FFF 3D Printing of Engineering-Grade Materials with Metal Production Processes

Italian 3D printing group Roboze recently capped off its move into the US market with a strong showing of both its Roboze One and Roboze One +400 3D printers at RAPID last month. The industrial FFF Roboze One +400 offers a fast, affordable metal replacement solution, as it’s able to print using materials like PEEK […]

Italian 3D printing group Roboze recently capped off its move into the US market with a strong showing of both its Roboze One and Roboze One +400 3D printers at RAPID last month. The industrial FFF Roboze One +400 offers a fast, affordable metal replacement solution,...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 30, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 30, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, Gilmour Space Technologies has secured Series A funding to develop its hybrid-engine rockets that use 3D printed fuel, while Oventus Medical signs a manufacturing agreement with Modern Dental. colorFabb is named the exclusive material partner for BlackBelt 3D, and Triton3D launches its new Stratasys-compatible materials. Finally, Dürr Systems will use […]

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, Gilmour Space Technologies has secured Series A funding to develop its hybrid-engine rockets that use 3D printed fuel, while Oventus Medical signs a manufacturing agreement with Modern Dental. colorFabb is named the exclusive material...
A PEEK into Space: ESA's Newest CubeSats Feature 3D Printed Electrically Conductive Bodies

A PEEK into Space: ESA's Newest CubeSats Feature 3D Printed Electrically Conductive Bodies

The European Space Agency (ESA) has long been a fan of 3D printing, successfully testing a 3D printed platinum alloy rocket combustion chamber in 2015, announcing on more than one occasion that it planned to use 3D printing to build a human-occupied base on the moon, and opening a new Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory to study 3D […]

The European Space Agency (ESA) has long been a fan of 3D printing, successfully testing a 3D printed platinum alloy rocket combustion chamber in 2015, announcing on more than one occasion that it planned to use 3D printing to build a human-occupied base on the moon,...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 28, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: March 28, 2017

In this Tuesday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from 3D printers, printing materials, 3D scanning software, and virtual reality to business partnerships and future flight technologies. CRP Technology introduces its new Windform thermoplastic elastomer, while the Indiegogo campaign for the Visionsforge Forge One 3D printer just launched. Occipital announces the release […]

In this Tuesday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from 3D printers, printing materials, 3D scanning software, and virtual reality to business partnerships and future flight technologies. CRP Technology introduces its new Windform...
Rize One 3D Printer Case Study: Cut the Post-Processing, Cut the Costs & Time in 3D Printing

Rize One 3D Printer Case Study: Cut the Post-Processing, Cut the Costs & Time in 3D Printing

Massachusetts-based industrial 3D printing company Rize Inc., known for its augmented polymer deposition technology, introduced its desktop Rize One 3D printer last summer: the printer, with its high-speed support removal, pretty much eliminates the need for post-processing, saving users all kinds of time. We saw first-hand just last month that, as promised, the support structures do snap off quite […]

Massachusetts-based industrial 3D printing company Rize Inc., known for its augmented polymer deposition technology, introduced its desktop Rize One 3D printer last summer: the printer, with its high-speed support removal, pretty much eliminates the need for...
PhD Candidate Turns to 3D Hubs to Create Realistic, Functioning 3D Printed Neonatal Models for Medical Training

PhD Candidate Turns to 3D Hubs to Create Realistic, Functioning 3D Printed Neonatal Models for Medical Training

It’s hard when a loved one has to undergo surgery. Obviously, it’s difficult for the patient, but it’s also hard to sit in the waiting room, powerless, hoping the doctor comes in soon, but not too soon, and gives you good news. I don’t have personal experience with this, but I imagine it’s probably even […]

It’s hard when a loved one has to undergo surgery. Obviously, it’s difficult for the patient, but it’s also hard to sit in the waiting room, powerless, hoping the doctor comes in soon, but not too soon, and gives you good news. I don’t have...
Researchers Invent Sound-Shaping Super-Material Using Acoustic Metamaterials

Researchers Invent Sound-Shaping Super-Material Using Acoustic Metamaterials

A really interesting, complex technology we’ve been hearing about more and more often is metamaterials, which are able to morph according to their environment. Metamaterials can be 3D printed, and comprise an entirely new class of finely-engineered surfaces which can perform nature-defying tasks, such as 3D printing holograms, developing structures that can contract depending on exposure to temperature, […]

A really interesting, complex technology we’ve been hearing about more and more often is metamaterials, which are able to morph according to their environment. Metamaterials can be 3D printed, and comprise an entirely new class of finely-engineered surfaces...
Michigan Tech's Dr. Joshua Pearce Reveals the High Overall Return on Investment for At-Home 3D Printing Use

Michigan Tech's Dr. Joshua Pearce Reveals the High Overall Return on Investment for At-Home 3D Printing Use

What originally began as a school to train mining engineers in the late 1880s has grown into a leading tech university, where 3D printing has been on the curriculum for several years. Michigan Technological University (MTU) teamed up with America Makes last summer to develop an open source, web-based 3D controller, and the university’s research and development […]

What originally began as a school to train mining engineers in the late 1880s has grown into a leading tech university, where 3D printing has been on the curriculum for several years. Michigan Technological University (MTU) teamed up with America Makes last summer to...
Formlabs Introduces Newly Reformulated Durable 3D Printing Resin, in the Engineering Materials Family

Formlabs Introduces Newly Reformulated Durable 3D Printing Resin, in the Engineering Materials Family

It seems like every other day, we’re hearing about 3D printer manufacturer Formlabs and its impressive collection of 3D printing resins, designed for applications ranging from dental to jewelry casting to manufacturing. At CES earlier this month, they introduced a reformulated Grey Resin, the experimental product platform Form X, and the platform’s first experimental material, Ceramic Resin. […]

It seems like every other day, we’re hearing about 3D printer manufacturer Formlabs and its impressive collection of 3D printing resins, designed for applications ranging from dental to jewelry casting to manufacturing. At CES earlier this month, they introduced...
3devo Completes PEEK Material Trials with NEXT 1.0 Advanced Level Desktop Filament Extruder

3devo Completes PEEK Material Trials with NEXT 1.0 Advanced Level Desktop Filament Extruder

Netherlands-based 3devo, a subsidiary of Devoteq, may have only been officially around for about a year, but the company is stirring things up in a good way. Its goal is to find a way to provide industrial-grade filament production capabilities in a consumer-priced system with a desktop-sized footprint. The company wants to enhance the filament production process, […]

Netherlands-based 3devo, a subsidiary of Devoteq, may have only been officially around for about a year, but the company is stirring things up in a good way. Its goal is to find a way to provide industrial-grade filament production capabilities in a consumer-priced...
MakerBot Tough PLA and MakeShaper Filament Widen 3D Printing Material Options on MakerBot 3D Printers

MakerBot Tough PLA and MakeShaper Filament Widen 3D Printing Material Options on MakerBot 3D Printers

MakerBot has really been focusing on 3D printing materials recently, as it now makes up one of the largest segments of the desktop 3D printer market. We first heard about MakerBot’s new thermoplastic Tough PLA 3D printing filament a few months ago. The filament was announced in September, and now we’re learning more about this resilient, strong […]

MakerBot has really been focusing on 3D printing materials recently, as it now makes up one of the largest segments of the desktop 3D printer market. We first heard about MakerBot’s new thermoplastic Tough PLA 3D printing filament a few months ago. The filament...
SK Chemicals Launches SKYPLETE, Thermoplastic Material Solution for 3D Printing

SK Chemicals Launches SKYPLETE, Thermoplastic Material Solution for 3D Printing

SK Chemicals, a specialty chemicals and plastics manufacturer based in South Korea, is launching SKYPLETE, thermoplastic material solutions for 3D printing utilizing its own proprietary resins and compounding technology. 3D printing, a.k.a. additive manufacturing, has been one of the most rapidly growing industries over recent years, but only limited thermoplastics materials, such as PLA, ABS […]

SK Chemicals, a specialty chemicals and plastics manufacturer based in South Korea, is launching SKYPLETE, thermoplastic material solutions for 3D printing utilizing its own proprietary resins and compounding technology. 3D printing, a.k.a. additive manufacturing, has...
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