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Industrial 3D Manufacturing is Here: HP's New Head of 3D Printing for Asia-Pacific and Japan Details Multi Jet Fusion Global Expansion

Industrial 3D Manufacturing is Here: HP's New Head of 3D Printing for Asia-Pacific and Japan Details Multi Jet Fusion Global Expansion

Earlier this week, HP Inc. announced its latest global move with the new Lanwan Intelligence – HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology Mass Manufacturing Center in Dali, Foshan in Guangdong Province. Opened through a partnership with Guangdong (Dali) 3D Printing Collaborative Innovation Platform, the new 3D printing center is home to 10 Jet Fusion 3D printing systems, housing […]

Earlier this week, HP Inc. announced its latest global move with the new Lanwan Intelligence – HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology Mass Manufacturing Center in Dali, Foshan in Guangdong Province. Opened through a partnership with Guangdong (Dali) 3D Printing Collaborative...
Workforce is Key to the Development of Additive Manufacturing: Interview with Women in Manufacturing

Workforce is Key to the Development of Additive Manufacturing: Interview with Women in Manufacturing

Opening this week’s Additive Manufacturing Symposium at Science in the Age of Experience, Allison Grealis, Founding President of Women in Manufacturing, took attendees on a journey of discovery surrounding the workforce. As 3D printing integrates more into the broader manufacturing industry, with production capabilities increasing and on-site installations rising, a skills gap remains a significant […]

Opening this week’s Additive Manufacturing Symposium at Science in the Age of Experience, Allison Grealis, Founding President of Women in Manufacturing, took attendees on a journey of discovery surrounding the workforce. As 3D printing integrates more into the...
The Foam Printing Project Part Two: 3D Printing to Lightweight All the Things

The Foam Printing Project Part Two: 3D Printing to Lightweight All the Things

MIT research specialist Matthew Pearlson is the founder of The Foam Printing Project, an innovative advance building on his idea to use additive manufacturing and lightweight foam for the creation of lighter-weight structures so the world could use less fuel. In part one of our interview, we examine Pearlson’s idea for a new technology; in part […]

MIT research specialist Matthew Pearlson is the founder of The Foam Printing Project, an innovative advance building on his idea to use additive manufacturing and lightweight foam for the creation of lighter-weight structures so the world could use less fuel. In part...
The Foam Printing Project Part One: Lower-Cost, Lighter-Weight SLA 3D Printing with Foam

The Foam Printing Project Part One: Lower-Cost, Lighter-Weight SLA 3D Printing with Foam

In addition to gathering together the latest technologies and materials, 3D printing industry events offer invaluable networking opportunities; the people often make the event, and that goes just as much for fellow attendees as it does for keynotes and scheduled speakers. It was at RAPID + TCT 2017 that I met MIT research specialist Matthew […]

In addition to gathering together the latest technologies and materials, 3D printing industry events offer invaluable networking opportunities; the people often make the event, and that goes just as much for fellow attendees as it does for keynotes and scheduled...
Brooks Runs Happy with Personalized High-Performance Running Shoes

Brooks Runs Happy with Personalized High-Performance Running Shoes

As technologies continue to advance, they often focus on the human experience, and in maintaining and enhancing human agility. Footwear in particular is benefiting from trends toward not just customization, but personalization, as every foot and every gait is unique. Supporting each individual’s way of walking allows for a better overall experience, and companies like […]

As technologies continue to advance, they often focus on the human experience, and in maintaining and enhancing human agility. Footwear in particular is benefiting from trends toward not just customization, but personalization, as every foot and every gait is unique....
3D Printing Business: Inside the New Collaborative International Advanced Manufacturing 3DHUB

3D Printing Business: Inside the New Collaborative International Advanced Manufacturing 3DHUB

In Terrassa, about 30km north of Barcelona, a mountainside in part of a protected forest houses not only stunning views of the Spanish countryside, but a technological center focusing on managing and advancing progress. Leitat Technological Center, founded in 1906, accredited by ACCIÓ and recognized by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, is now home to […]

In Terrassa, about 30km north of Barcelona, a mountainside in part of a protected forest houses not only stunning views of the Spanish countryside, but a technological center focusing on managing and advancing progress. Leitat Technological Center, founded in...
Nexa3D and XYZprinting Focus on Manufacturing Solutions in 3D Printing

Nexa3D and XYZprinting Focus on Manufacturing Solutions in 3D Printing

3D printing speeds aren’t the only fast-moving process for Nexa3D; the company, which introduced the ultra-fast stereolithography NXV 3D printer at CES 2018, had more to show off at the recent RAPID + TCT. While in Las Vegas I appreciated the time to speak with the team about that new offering and the growth experienced since […]

3D printing speeds aren’t the only fast-moving process for Nexa3D; the company, which introduced the ultra-fast stereolithography NXV 3D printer at CES 2018, had more to show off at the recent RAPID + TCT. While in Las Vegas I appreciated the time to speak with...
Desktop Metal is "Excited to Contribute to the Industry with Our Technology" as Metal 3D Printing Excites the Market

Desktop Metal is "Excited to Contribute to the Industry with Our Technology" as Metal 3D Printing Excites the Market

A year after exploding onto the scene at RAPID + TCT 2017, Boston-based Desktop Metal was back to the event for the 2018 edition, slightly more sedate — if you can call a two-level booth in an exhibit hall sedate. Not a company to do anything small (aside from fine detail in metal 3D printing), […]

A year after exploding onto the scene at RAPID + TCT 2017, Boston-based Desktop Metal was back to the event for the 2018 edition, slightly more sedate — if you can call a two-level booth in an exhibit hall sedate. Not a company to do anything small (aside from...
Markforged Sharpens Focus on Best-Fit Applications in 3D Printing

Markforged Sharpens Focus on Best-Fit Applications in 3D Printing

Metal is ‘on fire’ right now in additive manufacturing as technologies continue to progress; the segment has been a major feature at industry events lately, and the recent RAPID + TCT was certainly no exception, as metals drew significant attention. Adding flame to that metal fire was Boston-based Markforged. Just ahead of the conference, Markforged began […]

Metal is ‘on fire’ right now in additive manufacturing as technologies continue to progress; the segment has been a major feature at industry events lately, and the recent RAPID + TCT was certainly no exception, as metals drew significant attention. Adding...
We Need to Open Up This Industry to Deliver the Potential of Additive Manufacturing: A Conversation with Solvay

We Need to Open Up This Industry to Deliver the Potential of Additive Manufacturing: A Conversation with Solvay

Solvay has been advancing its presence in the additive manufacturing industry. The company, with a tagline of “asking more from chemistry,” recognizes the importance of 3D printing, as has been a rising trend among global chemical giants. During the recent RAPID + TCT, Solvay was announced as one of Ultimaker’s new industry partners for engineering materials, […]

Solvay has been advancing its presence in the additive manufacturing industry. The company, with a tagline of “asking more from chemistry,” recognizes the importance of 3D printing, as has been a rising trend among global chemical giants. During the recent...
A Look Inside DWS' XPRO S 3D Printer

A Look Inside DWS' XPRO S 3D Printer

As customers gain awareness of solutions’ availability, they are increasingly seeking specific technologies to meet their needs. Among the many companies exhibiting at the recent RAPID + TCT, Italy-based DWS Systems certainly saw this to be true. With a strong portfolio of 3D printers, materials, and software, DWS has been focused on providing solutions in […]

As customers gain awareness of solutions’ availability, they are increasingly seeking specific technologies to meet their needs. Among the many companies exhibiting at the recent RAPID + TCT, Italy-based DWS Systems certainly saw this to be true. With a strong...
Identify3D Continues to Identify Opportunities in 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing

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 so many important design files in play across digitized business operations, intellectual property is in focus. Partnerships between software suppliers and participants throughout the supply […]

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 so many important design files in play across digitized...
Digital Metal Discusses Huge Interest, Serial Manufacturing in Fine-Detailed Metal 3D Printing

Digital Metal Discusses Huge Interest, Serial Manufacturing in Fine-Detailed Metal 3D Printing

Sweden-based Digital Metal is proud to be small; after all, as the company tagline proclaims, “Small is the new big in additive manufacturing.” And as the old adage goes, “Good things come in small packages.” What Digital Metal is up to, though, is looking to be a pretty big deal for the industry. During the […]

Sweden-based Digital Metal is proud to be small; after all, as the company tagline proclaims, “Small is the new big in additive manufacturing.” And as the old adage goes, “Good things come in small packages.” What Digital Metal is up to,...
The Future of Metal Powders Obviously Includes 3D Printing, Says GKN

The Future of Metal Powders Obviously Includes 3D Printing, Says GKN

3D printing is the future — but that’s only part of the story. No single technology will dominate the future of manufacturing, but advanced technologies are certainly disrupting the status quo. Additive manufacturing is, no apologies for the phrasing, reshaping industry. Not only the way things are made, but the approach to thinking about the […]

3D printing is the future — but that’s only part of the story. No single technology will dominate the future of manufacturing, but advanced technologies are certainly disrupting the status quo. Additive manufacturing is, no apologies for the phrasing,...
From Art to Science: 3D Systems Execs Continue Discussion on Taking 3D Printing from Prototype to Production

From Art to Science: 3D Systems Execs Continue Discussion on Taking 3D Printing from Prototype to Production

When 3D printing first emerged, it was squarely targeted at rapid prototyping; 3D Systems understands this origin perhaps better than most, as the original patent for stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing was awarded to company co-founder and CTO Chuck Hull. A lot has happened since the 1980s, and technological and market advances have seen 3D printing […]

When 3D printing first emerged, it was squarely targeted at rapid prototyping; 3D Systems understands this origin perhaps better than most, as the original patent for stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing was awarded to company co-founder and CTO Chuck Hull. A lot has...
Essentium Looks to Bridge Gaps in Additive Manufacturing with Real Solutions

Essentium Looks to Bridge Gaps in Additive Manufacturing with Real Solutions

The team at Essentium is always up for a challenge. Whether that’s the challenge of toughening up materials, changing the physics of 3D printing, or backing up their bold claims, the company is ready to rock and roll. Following last year’s major showing at RAPID + TCT and an insightful conversation, at this year’s event […]

The team at Essentium is always up for a challenge. Whether that’s the challenge of toughening up materials, changing the physics of 3D printing, or backing up their bold claims, the company is ready to rock and roll. Following last year’s major showing at...
SPEE3D is Here to Compete with Casting, 3D Printing Metal at Thrice the Speed of Sound

SPEE3D is Here to Compete with Casting, 3D Printing Metal at Thrice the Speed of Sound

Metal 3D printing systems tend to dominate headlines, especially as more players come into the game (and still more announce their intention to enter). The technology, as industry experts frequently underscore, is hot — at least as a topic, as today not all need high heat. Metals are an undeniable focus and growth factor in […]

Metal 3D printing systems tend to dominate headlines, especially as more players come into the game (and still more announce their intention to enter). The technology, as industry experts frequently underscore, is hot — at least as a topic, as today not all need...
It's Always About Potential: EOS and the Additive Mile

It's Always About Potential: EOS and the Additive Mile

Introducing its newest industrial 3D printing system, industry leader EOS was well set up for a very busy showing at RAPID + TCT. While last year at the event, EOS North America President Glynn Fletcher and I mainly focused our chat on metals, a segment where EOS certainly shines and RAPID had a spotlight, this […]

Introducing its newest industrial 3D printing system, industry leader EOS was well set up for a very busy showing at RAPID + TCT. While last year at the event, EOS North America President Glynn Fletcher and I mainly focused our chat on metals, a segment where EOS...
Luge, LAIKA, Aluminum: A Conversation in 3D Printing with Stratasys

Luge, LAIKA, Aluminum: A Conversation in 3D Printing with Stratasys

In the runup to RAPID + TCT 2018, we knew we had a lot to expect from 3D printing industry leaders including Stratasys. The Eden Prairie, MN-based company sponsored the opening keynote covering high-profile use cases from USA Luge and LAIKA and was set to unveil a highly-anticipated addition to its 3D printing portfolio with […]

In the runup to RAPID + TCT 2018, we knew we had a lot to expect from 3D printing industry leaders including Stratasys. The Eden Prairie, MN-based company sponsored the opening keynote covering high-profile use cases from USA Luge and LAIKA and was set to unveil a...
Frustum and ANSYS: 3D Software Solutions on Display at RAPID + TCT

Frustum and ANSYS: 3D Software Solutions on Display at RAPID + TCT

We weren’t just checking out artwork and the latest 3D printers and applications or attending press conferences and keynote at last week’s RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth – 3D software was also on display at the conference. While attending the show, I appreciated the opportunity to speak with two companies that are using innovative 3D software […]

We weren’t just checking out artwork and the latest 3D printers and applications or attending press conferences and keynote at last week’s RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth – 3D software was also on display at the conference. While attending the show, I...
Protolabs and 3Diligent Know That 3D Printing Is Not Always the Answer

Protolabs and 3Diligent Know That 3D Printing Is Not Always the Answer

At RAPID + TCT 2018 in Texas last week, in between catching up on the latest 3D printing innovations, products, and themes, we spoke with many 3D printing companies on the floor, along with several businesses that, while offering 3D printing, are not focused solely on this particular technology, but rather in multiple rapid prototyping and digital […]

At RAPID + TCT 2018 in Texas last week, in between catching up on the latest 3D printing innovations, products, and themes, we spoke with many 3D printing companies on the floor, along with several businesses that, while offering 3D printing, are not focused solely on...
XJet is Ready for Business as NanoParticle Jetting 3D Printing Leaves the Lab

XJet is Ready for Business as NanoParticle Jetting 3D Printing Leaves the Lab

Israel-based XJet has been making headlines for its innovative NanoParticle Jetting 3D printing for years now, as the inkjet technology is applicable for both metal and ceramic manufacture. We’ve been following as the company has shared its progress at major industry shows, and I’ve appreciated the opportunities to talk with company executives at the last […]

Israel-based XJet has been making headlines for its innovative NanoParticle Jetting 3D printing for years now, as the inkjet technology is applicable for both metal and ceramic manufacture. We’ve been following as the company has shared its progress at major...
Ohio-Based 3D Printing Companies Fabrisonic and MakerGear at RAPID + TCT

Ohio-Based 3D Printing Companies Fabrisonic and MakerGear at RAPID + TCT

At last week’s RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth, Texas, 3DPrint.com was on the show floor checking out the latest innovations and new 3D printer releases, as well as attending press conferences and multiple fascinating keynotes. While there, I had the chance to visit many booths, including those of two companies based in my home […]

At last week’s RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth, Texas, 3DPrint.com was on the show floor checking out the latest innovations and new 3D printer releases, as well as attending press conferences and multiple fascinating keynotes. While there, I had the chance to visit...
MakerBot Gets Messy with 3D Printed Prototypes at RAPID + TCT

MakerBot Gets Messy with 3D Printed Prototypes at RAPID + TCT

While at RAPID + TCT last week in Fort Worth, Texas, in between attending keynotes and press conferences and checking out the latest 3D printers, I was able to sit down and meet with a handful of the more than 300 exhibitors at the conference, including MakerBot. MakerBot, which recently introduced its new comprehensive 3D printing certification […]

While at RAPID + TCT last week in Fort Worth, Texas, in between attending keynotes and press conferences and checking out the latest 3D printers, I was able to sit down and meet with a handful of the more than 300 exhibitors at the conference, including MakerBot....
Arcam Takes EBM to the Next Level: Execs Detail the Future of Metal Additive Manufacturing

Arcam Takes EBM to the Next Level: Execs Detail the Future of Metal Additive Manufacturing

One of the biggest announcements to emerge from this year’s RAPID + TCT event was the newest Electron Beam Melting (EBM) metal 3D printing system from Arcam EBM. The Arcam EBM Spectra H is a new system designed to handle high heat and crack-prone materials. Our team was looking forward to the announcement, and writer […]

One of the biggest announcements to emerge from this year’s RAPID + TCT event was the newest Electron Beam Melting (EBM) metal 3D printing system from Arcam EBM. The Arcam EBM Spectra H is a new system designed to handle high heat and crack-prone materials. Our...
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