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Sharebot Working Toward Its 3D Printing Evolution

Sharebot Working Toward Its 3D Printing Evolution

Italy-based Sharebot has been coming to formnext for a few years now, checking out what the major Frankfurt show had to offer in 2015 before bringing the company’s entire professional 3D printing arsenal to showcase in 2016. The company, Claudio Bonfiglioli, Sharebot press officer and social media manager, told me when we met at this year’s show, […]

Italy-based Sharebot has been coming to formnext for a few years now, checking out what the major Frankfurt show had to offer in 2015 before bringing the company’s entire professional 3D printing arsenal to showcase in 2016. The company, Claudio Bonfiglioli,...
ZYYX and ESUN CEOs Discuss Collaboration for Distribution and Development in 3D Printing

ZYYX and ESUN CEOs Discuss Collaboration for Distribution and Development in 3D Printing

In 2014, the first ZYYX 3D printer appeared out of Sweden, catching our attention with its unique, enclosed design featuring built-in air filtration. This was followed up with enhancements in 2015, the ZYYX+ 3D printer in 2016, and the industrial-grade ZYYX Pro 3D printer in 2017; as the desktop 3D printers continued to develop with improved performance […]

In 2014, the first ZYYX 3D printer appeared out of Sweden, catching our attention with its unique, enclosed design featuring built-in air filtration. This was followed up with enhancements in 2015, the ZYYX+ 3D printer in 2016, and the industrial-grade ZYYX Pro 3D...
Exclusive Interview: Rize Introduces New President & CEO, Driving Vision of Inclusion & Sustainability in 3D Printing

Exclusive Interview: Rize Introduces New President & CEO, Driving Vision of Inclusion & Sustainability in 3D Printing

Boston-based Rize Inc. introduced its Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) technology to the 3D printing world last summer, presenting the RIze One: a 3D printer designed for industrial use and essentially removing the constraints of time-consuming post-processing. We’ve been keeping in touch with Rize since their emergence from stealth as they have continued to develop the capabilities of […]

Boston-based Rize Inc. introduced its Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) technology to the 3D printing world last summer, presenting the RIze One: a 3D printer designed for industrial use and essentially removing the constraints of time-consuming post-processing....
Sculpteo Built Fabpilot Software "To Survive What We See Every Day" in Production 3D Printing

Sculpteo Built Fabpilot Software "To Survive What We See Every Day" in Production 3D Printing

A hallmark of quality is that it is built on a strong foundation, which in itself requires a level of implicit trust. Only on a strong foundation can a sturdy structure be built. A builder who wouldn’t enter a structure they’ve erected is a sure sign to any potential occupant that this might not be […]

A hallmark of quality is that it is built on a strong foundation, which in itself requires a level of implicit trust. Only on a strong foundation can a sturdy structure be built. A builder who wouldn’t enter a structure they’ve erected is a sure sign to...
voxeljet Continues Materials and Systems Development for High Productivity 3D Printing

voxeljet Continues Materials and Systems Development for High Productivity 3D Printing

During the first day of formnext 2017, Germany-based voxeljet presented its newest 3D printing system in a well-attended press conference as its first proprietary High Speed Sintering machine was officially unveiled. Designed to complement the company’s portfolio of binder jetting technologies and advance 3D printing toward realizable production applications, High Speed Sintering (HSS) drew quite […]

During the first day of formnext 2017, Germany-based voxeljet presented its newest 3D printing system in a well-attended press conference as its first proprietary High Speed Sintering machine was officially unveiled. Designed to complement the company’s...
Renishaw "Significantly Improves Productivity" with Four-Laser Metal Additive Manufacturing

Renishaw "Significantly Improves Productivity" with Four-Laser Metal Additive Manufacturing

Two heads are better than one when it comes to ideation, but are four lasers better than one when it comes to metal 3D printing? If you ask UK-based Renishaw, the answer is a resounding, and substantiated, yes. The company used formnext as a launchpad for its new RenAM 500Q four-laser additive manufacturing system, and it […]

Two heads are better than one when it comes to ideation, but are four lasers better than one when it comes to metal 3D printing? If you ask UK-based Renishaw, the answer is a resounding, and substantiated, yes. The company used formnext as a launchpad for its...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Amy Karle, Award Winning BioArtist

3D Printing Spotlight On: Amy Karle, Award Winning BioArtist

Amy Karle is an award winning bioartist who utilizes the relationships among the mind, body, science and technology as the platform from which to create work that examines material and spiritual aspects of life. Her work examines a future as yet unknown in which the digital, physical and biological systems are inextricably interwoven. Working across […]

Amy Karle is an award winning bioartist who utilizes the relationships among the mind, body, science and technology as the platform from which to create work that examines material and spiritual aspects of life. Her work examines a future as yet unknown in which the...
SABIC Sees Unique Materials Driving Growth in 3D Printing

SABIC Sees Unique Materials Driving Growth in 3D Printing

As hardware and software continue to develop apace in additive manufacturing, some of the greatest potential for the future of 3D printing technologies can be seen a step back in the supply chain as materials increasingly come into the spotlight. The recent, massive, formnext event held in Frankfurt housed 470 exhibitors this year — among […]

As hardware and software continue to develop apace in additive manufacturing, some of the greatest potential for the future of 3D printing technologies can be seen a step back in the supply chain as materials increasingly come into the spotlight. The recent, massive,...
3D Printing Offers Precision, Agility, a "New Tool to Do New Things" in Precious Metals for Cooksongold

3D Printing Offers Precision, Agility, a "New Tool to Do New Things" in Precious Metals for Cooksongold

Most of the parts on display at 3D printing trade shows are impressive; they wouldn’t have been paraded out as display pieces if they weren’t show quality. Still, while I can admire a finely crafted aerospace component and respect the craft that went into its manufacture, I can just as easily walk away after taking […]

Most of the parts on display at 3D printing trade shows are impressive; they wouldn’t have been paraded out as display pieces if they weren’t show quality. Still, while I can admire a finely crafted aerospace component and respect the craft that went into...
Changing the Economics of 3D Printing with Multi Jet Fusion: Interview with HP and Jabil

Changing the Economics of 3D Printing with Multi Jet Fusion: Interview with HP and Jabil

HP Inc. has been focused in a big way on the 3D printing industry, and the global company hasn’t exactly been playing it subtle. Catching up in the last week with HP and global solutions provider Jabil, a longstanding foundational partner, it’s clearer than ever that Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) won’t be backing down from […]

HP Inc. has been focused in a big way on the 3D printing industry, and the global company hasn’t exactly been playing it subtle. Catching up in the last week with HP and global solutions provider Jabil, a longstanding foundational partner, it’s clearer than ever that...
3DSIM CEO: ANSYS Acquisition Expands Access to Simulation in Additive Manufacturing

3DSIM CEO: ANSYS Acquisition Expands Access to Simulation in Additive Manufacturing

While much of the news to emerge from last week’s thunderous formnext in Frankfurt was released, or at least suggested, ahead of the tumult of the event itself, some could not be made until the final signatures were on the last of the paperwork. During the show itself, Utah-based 3DSIM formally announced its acquisition by […]

While much of the news to emerge from last week’s thunderous formnext in Frankfurt was released, or at least suggested, ahead of the tumult of the event itself, some could not be made until the final signatures were on the last of the paperwork. During the show...
A Journey About the Part: XJet Leverages Additive Manufacturing Expertise for Production

A Journey About the Part: XJet Leverages Additive Manufacturing Expertise for Production

Israel-based XJet draws from about as much experience as a company can have in additive manufacturing, bringing decades of know-how into a decades-old industry. Hanan Gothait, the company’s CEO, noted during the XJet press conference at formnext 2017 that he “was the founder of a company called Objet.” That humble introduction of a company that […]

Israel-based XJet draws from about as much experience as a company can have in additive manufacturing, bringing decades of know-how into a decades-old industry. Hanan Gothait, the company’s CEO, noted during the XJet press conference at formnext 2017 that he...
BeAM: DED Industrial Solutions Bring Additive Manufacturing to Complement Traditional Industry

BeAM: DED Industrial Solutions Bring Additive Manufacturing to Complement Traditional Industry

At formnext 2017, France-based BeAM brought its latest introductions, including the first public appearance of the Modulo 400 metal additive manufacturing system and Vincent Gillet, the company’s new CEO. The opportunity to see both for the first time was too good to miss, and the frequent hum of activity at the company’s booth showed that […]

At formnext 2017, France-based BeAM brought its latest introductions, including the first public appearance of the Modulo 400 metal additive manufacturing system and Vincent Gillet, the company’s new CEO. The opportunity to see both for the first time was too good to...
Materials Giant DSM Focuses on Bringing It All Together in 3D Printing

Materials Giant DSM Focuses on Bringing It All Together in 3D Printing

As formnext 2017 gathered together a record number of attendees and exhibitors to Frankfurt, a number of shifts could be seen. Sheer numbers are impressive, but in the numbers from this year’s event was something of even greater import: quality. “There has been a nice shift this year,” DSM VP of Additive Manufacturing Hugo da […]

As formnext 2017 gathered together a record number of attendees and exhibitors to Frankfurt, a number of shifts could be seen. Sheer numbers are impressive, but in the numbers from this year’s event was something of even greater import: quality. “There has been...
Maturation in 3D Printing Evident in Expansion at formnext 2017

Maturation in 3D Printing Evident in Expansion at formnext 2017

Frankfurt played host from November 14th through 17th to tens of thousands of members of the 3D printing community. According to the organizers behind formnext 2017, more than 21,492 attendees walked the two halls making up this year’s event, visiting with 470 exhibiting companies for conversations spanning booths, conference presentations, hallway encounters, scheduled interviews, impromptu […]

Frankfurt played host from November 14th through 17th to tens of thousands of members of the 3D printing community. According to the organizers behind formnext 2017, more than 21,492 attendees walked the two halls making up this year’s event, visiting with 470...
The Journey with GE Additive: Concept Laser CEO Details Plans for Metal Additive Manufacturing

The Journey with GE Additive: Concept Laser CEO Details Plans for Metal Additive Manufacturing

We’ve been expecting big things since mid-2016 when global giant General Electric (GE) announced its billion-dollar intentions in the additive manufacturing industry. With more big names getting into 3D printing, growth in the industry has seen an undeniable pickup of momentum. 3D printing is growing up, and major investments from major players are a key […]

We’ve been expecting big things since mid-2016 when global giant General Electric (GE) announced its billion-dollar intentions in the additive manufacturing industry. With more big names getting into 3D printing, growth in the industry has seen an undeniable pickup of...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Katie McKinley, Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, axial3D

3D Printing Spotlight On: Katie McKinley, Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, axial3D

The medical industry has seen a number of changes as 3D printing has become a part of it. Those changes been positive ones – even lifesaving ones, as surgeons use 3D printed organ models to plan extremely complex surgeries before operating, or 3D printed implants repair damage caused by severe injury or illness. The benefits […]

The medical industry has seen a number of changes as 3D printing has become a part of it. Those changes been positive ones – even lifesaving ones, as surgeons use 3D printed organ models to plan extremely complex surgeries before operating, or 3D printed...
3D Systems CEO Details Aggressive Strategy Targeting 3D Printing Market Leadership

3D Systems CEO Details Aggressive Strategy Targeting 3D Printing Market Leadership

“It is a different ball game,” 3D Systems President and CEO Vyomesh Joshi (VJ) told me. The company gathered financial and industry analysts together with media in a curated tour of its facility in Littleton, Colorado yesterday as a slew of portfolio announcements emerged showcasing an aggressive launch to market of new 3D printers, 3D […]

“It is a different ball game,” 3D Systems President and CEO Vyomesh Joshi (VJ) told me. The company gathered financial and industry analysts together with media in a curated tour of its facility in Littleton, Colorado yesterday as a slew of portfolio...
"3D Printing and Personalized Healthcare is Here to Stay" - Anatomics Shares Deeper Look at US-First 3D Printed Implant, Regulatory Environment

"3D Printing and Personalized Healthcare is Here to Stay" - Anatomics Shares Deeper Look at US-First 3D Printed Implant, Regulatory Environment

When in 2015 a 3D printed titanium sternum implant provided custom care to a Spanish cancer patient, it wasn’t just an impressive medical achievement for the books; the patient-specific implant and the technology used to create it became a source of inspiration to others afflicted by similar conditions. Penelope Heller, diagnosed in 2014 with chondrosarcoma, […]

When in 2015 a 3D printed titanium sternum implant provided custom care to a Spanish cancer patient, it wasn’t just an impressive medical achievement for the books; the patient-specific implant and the technology used to create it became a source of inspiration...
#3DBenchy: A Little 3D Printed Boat Making Big Waves as the Most-Printed Object

#3DBenchy: A Little 3D Printed Boat Making Big Waves as the Most-Printed Object

#3DBenchy came into our lives in April 2015, with a dual extrusion version released that summer; the design seemed to suddenly proliferate until there were 3D printed boats everywhere. Little boats, massive boats, metal boats, multi-colored plastic boats — if there was a material, color, or process that could be used in 3D printing, it’s […]

#3DBenchy came into our lives in April 2015, with a dual extrusion version released that summer; the design seemed to suddenly proliferate until there were 3D printed boats everywhere. Little boats, massive boats, metal boats, multi-colored plastic boats — if...
SIMULIA Team Discusses Deeper Holistic Integration as the Way Forward for Additive Manufacturing

SIMULIA Team Discusses Deeper Holistic Integration as the Way Forward for Additive Manufacturing

Part of the deep disappointment experienced in the crash from the hype days of 3D printing traced back to Star Trek expectations being dashed; while technically a 3D printer does fabricate an object at the push of a button, a lot of work comes before hitting ‘print.’ The process isn’t so much treating a desktop machine […]

Part of the deep disappointment experienced in the crash from the hype days of 3D printing traced back to Star Trek expectations being dashed; while technically a 3D printer does fabricate an object at the push of a button, a lot of work comes before hitting...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Laura Gilmour, Global Medical Business Development Manager, EOS North America

3D Printing Spotlight On: Laura Gilmour, Global Medical Business Development Manager, EOS North America

3D printing and healthcare are coming together in unprecedented ways as advanced manufacturing technologies allow for patient-specific medical treatment to the benefit of patient, medical provider — and of course the businesses providing the technology. Germany-based EOS is well known as a provider of high-quality 3D printing solutions including industrial machines set to take on […]

3D printing and healthcare are coming together in unprecedented ways as advanced manufacturing technologies allow for patient-specific medical treatment to the benefit of patient, medical provider — and of course the businesses providing the technology....
Metal 3D Printing with Machine Learning: GE Tells Us About Smarter Additive Manufacturing

Metal 3D Printing with Machine Learning: GE Tells Us About Smarter Additive Manufacturing

It’s no secret that global giant GE has a lot at stake as metal 3D printing makes headway as an advanced manufacturing technique in such part-critical industries as aerospace. Tight tolerances in applications that don’t allow for room for error, as well as heavy investment into metal additive manufacturing, have made advances in the technology […]

It’s no secret that global giant GE has a lot at stake as metal 3D printing makes headway as an advanced manufacturing technique in such part-critical industries as aerospace. Tight tolerances in applications that don’t allow for room for error, as well as...
The Future of Innovation Involves Vision, Democratization - and 3D Printing, Notes Experienced Executive George Blankenship

The Future of Innovation Involves Vision, Democratization - and 3D Printing, Notes Experienced Executive George Blankenship

We have to know where we’ve been to know where we’re going; such lessons from high school history class are more applicable than they might seem to a teenager as the real world ensures ongoing education for everyone willing to be a student of life. While some may say that those who don’t understand history […]

We have to know where we’ve been to know where we’re going; such lessons from high school history class are more applicable than they might seem to a teenager as the real world ensures ongoing education for everyone willing to be a student of life. While...
3D Printing at the Design Academy Graduation During Dutch Design Week

3D Printing at the Design Academy Graduation During Dutch Design Week

In an old Philips factory in the center of Eindhoven the Netherlands lies the Eindhoven Design Academy. In the heart of a city built by manufacturing and the first consumer electronics boom, some of the world’s best designers are educated. Across the street in a tiny building is Philips’ first factory. Here over a century […]

In an old Philips factory in the center of Eindhoven the Netherlands lies the Eindhoven Design Academy. In the heart of a city built by manufacturing and the first consumer electronics boom, some of the world’s best designers are educated. Across the street in a tiny...

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