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Making Your Own Goods and Products At Home: When Will Every Home in America Have a 3D Printer?

Making Your Own Goods and Products At Home: When Will Every Home in America Have a 3D Printer?

3D printing technology has helped to create everything from custom prosthetics and medications, and concrete bridges and buildings, to parts for cars and planes, as well as personalized pizza, athletic shoes, and jewelry. While many of these items weren’t created on desktop 3D printers, this brings me to a question that often pops up when discussing how far […]

3D printing technology has helped to create everything from custom prosthetics and medications, and concrete bridges and buildings, to parts for cars and planes, as well as personalized pizza, athletic shoes, and jewelry. While many of these items weren’t...
Formlabs Brings Experts in Design, Manufacturing, Entertainment and 3D Printing to This Year's Roadshow

Formlabs Brings Experts in Design, Manufacturing, Entertainment and 3D Printing to This Year's Roadshow

There are some major 3D printing trade shows that cover all or most aspects of the industry, and then there are more niche events that focus on a smaller area – like last week’s summit on 3D printing in medicine and dentistry, for example. Coming up next week, on February 8 and 9, following SOLIDWORKS […]

There are some major 3D printing trade shows that cover all or most aspects of the industry, and then there are more niche events that focus on a smaller area – like last week’s summit on 3D printing in medicine and dentistry, for example. Coming up next...
Additive Manufacturing Symposium to Highlight SOLIDWORKS World 2018

Additive Manufacturing Symposium to Highlight SOLIDWORKS World 2018

In less than a month, people from all over the world of 3D design will be gathering for SOLIDWORKS World 2018, one of the biggest events in 3D software. There was a lot of 3D printing excitement happening at last year’s conference, and this year’s looks to be no different – if anything, there will […]

In less than a month, people from all over the world of 3D design will be gathering for SOLIDWORKS World 2018, one of the biggest events in 3D software. There was a lot of 3D printing excitement happening at last year’s conference, and this year’s looks to...
3D Printing as Seen at CES 2018: Part One

3D Printing as Seen at CES 2018: Part One

Like most of the tech world, this week we’ve been paying a lot of attention to the goings-on at CES 2018 as announcements have arisen from the neon desert landscape of Las Vegas. Many of these have been focused on 3D technologies, as additive manufacturing is showcased alongside a huge variety of 3D scanning and […]

Like most of the tech world, this week we’ve been paying a lot of attention to the goings-on at CES 2018 as announcements have arisen from the neon desert landscape of Las Vegas. Many of these have been focused on 3D technologies, as additive manufacturing is...
Formlabs Showcasing New 3D Printing Resins and Mass Customization Solutions at CES 2018

Formlabs Showcasing New 3D Printing Resins and Mass Customization Solutions at CES 2018

Multiple announcements of new 3D printers and products continue to roll in ahead of CES 2018, which opens tomorrow at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Boston-based 3D printer manufacturer Formlabs will be attending the event, where it plans to showcase two new resins and multiple mass customization solutions. “Since its inception, the strength of 3D […]

Multiple announcements of new 3D printers and products continue to roll in ahead of CES 2018, which opens tomorrow at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Boston-based 3D printer manufacturer Formlabs will be attending the event, where it plans to showcase two new resins...
3D Printing News Briefs: January 5, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: January 5, 2018

Welcome to 2018, and the new year’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs – the 3D printing industry doesn’t stop for anything, not even midnight celebrations. We’ll kick things off with a little business, followed by news about 3D printing workshops and some partnerships for interesting 3D printed products. Europac 3D is expanding to […]

Welcome to 2018, and the new year’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs – the 3D printing industry doesn’t stop for anything, not even midnight celebrations. We’ll kick things off with a little business, followed by news about 3D printing...
New Study Explores Techniques for 3D Printing Lipstick Applicators

New Study Explores Techniques for 3D Printing Lipstick Applicators

By now, you probably realize that 3D printing innovation has a very long reach. While in recent years it may have seemed relegated to creating whimsical items at home, or better left for engineers at NASA to experiment with, 3D printing technology has now infiltrated nearly every industry. The ability to customize products for consumers […]

By now, you probably realize that 3D printing innovation has a very long reach. While in recent years it may have seemed relegated to creating whimsical items at home, or better left for engineers at NASA to experiment with, 3D printing technology has now infiltrated...
Around the World in 3D Printing: Second Half 2017

Around the World in 3D Printing: Second Half 2017

3D printing, we’ll say lightly, keeps us busy. This young industry is vibrant with activity — and to better understand the happenings, we’re frequently taking off around the globe to talk to those making it happen and see the latest innovations first-hand. While 2016 was a banner year for 3DPrint.com in terms of travelling to […]

3D printing, we’ll say lightly, keeps us busy. This young industry is vibrant with activity — and to better understand the happenings, we’re frequently taking off around the globe to talk to those making it happen and see the latest innovations...
2017: The Year in 3D Printers

2017: The Year in 3D Printers

We’ve reached the last days of December, which means that it’s time to start looking back on what’s happened in 2017. Whether you’re reviewing the year with a nostalgic or a “thank goodness it’s almost over” attitude, there’s no denying that it’s been an eventful year, and that’s true in the 3D printing world as […]

We’ve reached the last days of December, which means that it’s time to start looking back on what’s happened in 2017. Whether you’re reviewing the year with a nostalgic or a “thank goodness it’s almost over” attitude,...
Formlabs Brings a Wider Spectrum to SLA 3D Printing with New Color Kit

Formlabs Brings a Wider Spectrum to SLA 3D Printing with New Color Kit

One of the most fun parts of 3D printing, in my opinion, is how many options there now are for incorporating color into your prints, and there’s huge demand for color. There’s a whole spectrum of different colored filaments out there, and full-color 3D printing technology is starting to come to the desktop through 3D […]

One of the most fun parts of 3D printing, in my opinion, is how many options there now are for incorporating color into your prints, and there’s huge demand for color. There’s a whole spectrum of different colored filaments out there, and full-color 3D...
Enormous 3D Printed Heart to Grace Times Square This February

Enormous 3D Printed Heart to Grace Times Square This February

Times Square Arts is a public art program that provides a platform for innovators in contemporary visual and performing arts on a large scale. Given that over 300,000 people pass through Times Square on a daily basis, it provides unprecedented exposure in a high profile location. In the years since it began, it has played […]

Times Square Arts is a public art program that provides a platform for innovators in contemporary visual and performing arts on a large scale. Given that over 300,000 people pass through Times Square on a daily basis, it provides unprecedented exposure in a high...
3D Printing News Briefs: November 7, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 7, 2017

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news heading your way in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a 3D printing event, a 3D printed work of art, and some 3D printed products for your feet and teeth. DSM and Toyota have signed a technology partnership agreement, while Authentise partners with […]

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news heading your way in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a 3D printing event, a 3D printed work of art, and some 3D printed products for your feet and teeth. DSM and Toyota have signed a...
3D Printing Among Practical Effects Used to Help Stranger Things' Monstrous Demogorgon Take Shape

3D Printing Among Practical Effects Used to Help Stranger Things' Monstrous Demogorgon Take Shape

From 3D printed props and stop motion puppets to using 3D models for designing superhero looks and 3D scanners to create digital stunt doubles, 3D printing technology has definitely found a home in Hollywood when it comes to creating amazing visual effects (VFX). Binge-worthy Netflix original series Stranger Things, which celebrates all things spooky and nostalgic, has also made […]

From 3D printed props and stop motion puppets to using 3D models for designing superhero looks and 3D scanners to create digital stunt doubles, 3D printing technology has definitely found a home in Hollywood when it comes to creating amazing visual effects (VFX)....
3D Printing News Briefs: October 17, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 17, 2017

We’re covering 3D printing files, 3D printers, business, projects, and programs today in 3D Printing News Briefs. MyMiniFactory now supports the 3MF file format, and an interior design company created a 3D printer animagraph to explain how 3D printers work. A university in Australia has purchased the DragonFly 2020 Pro, and EnvisionTEC announced a new […]

We’re covering 3D printing files, 3D printers, business, projects, and programs today in 3D Printing News Briefs. MyMiniFactory now supports the 3MF file format, and an interior design company created a 3D printer animagraph to explain how 3D printers work. A...
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...
Formlabs Introduces New Biocompatible 3D Printing Resin for Long-Term Dental Use

Formlabs Introduces New Biocompatible 3D Printing Resin for Long-Term Dental Use

When it comes to 3D printing for dental applications, SLA 3D printing is the way to go. The technology has the necessary precision and surface finish for dental tools and implements, and companies that specialize in SLA technology have been putting forth efforts to create new advancements in dental 3D printing. Over the past year […]

When it comes to 3D printing for dental applications, SLA 3D printing is the way to go. The technology has the necessary precision and surface finish for dental tools and implements, and companies that specialize in SLA technology have been putting forth efforts to...
Formlabs Presents Free White Paper on 3D Printing and Injection Molding

Formlabs Presents Free White Paper on 3D Printing and Injection Molding

3D printing is a wonderful technology by itself, but it also enhances other manufacturing technologies when combined with them. There have been many cases in which 3D printing and investment casting were used together, and 3D printing and CNC machining are often both required to create a single part – hence the growing number of […]

3D printing is a wonderful technology by itself, but it also enhances other manufacturing technologies when combined with them. There have been many cases in which 3D printing and investment casting were used together, and 3D printing and CNC machining are often both...
ApplyLabWork Shares Details About its Successful Low-Cost 3D Printing Resins

ApplyLabWork Shares Details About its Successful Low-Cost 3D Printing Resins

It’s not easy to start a company, and to survive as a startup you need to be able to offer something that people want. ApplyLabWork definitely hit upon something that people want: quality 3D printing resins that are more affordable than most of the leading brands on the market. The California-based company offers resin materials […]

It’s not easy to start a company, and to survive as a startup you need to be able to offer something that people want. ApplyLabWork definitely hit upon something that people want: quality 3D printing resins that are more affordable than most of the leading...
Incoming: A Third Wave of 3D Printing Companies

Incoming: A Third Wave of 3D Printing Companies

The first wave of desktop 3D printing startups were bootstrapped companies that started with kits. MakerBot and Ultimaker are examples of these companies that were pioneers in the desktop 3D printing market. Relying heavily on their communities for ideas, feedback and product development, they took simple kits and made them more sophisticated. They moved to […]

The first wave of desktop 3D printing startups were bootstrapped companies that started with kits. MakerBot and Ultimaker are examples of these companies that were pioneers in the desktop 3D printing market. Relying heavily on their communities for ideas, feedback and...
Low Cost Selective Laser Sintering: The Innovator's Dilemma in Powder?

Low Cost Selective Laser Sintering: The Innovator's Dilemma in Powder?

Selective Laser Sintering is also called powder bed fusion and SLS. The SLS process sees a bed of polymer powder selectively sintered by a laser. A new layer is applied and this is then also hardened with unsintered powder acting as a support. Dominated by EOS Gmbh, SLS is probably the most high volume, high […]

Selective Laser Sintering is also called powder bed fusion and SLS. The SLS process sees a bed of polymer powder selectively sintered by a laser. A new layer is applied and this is then also hardened with unsintered powder acting as a support. Dominated by EOS Gmbh,...
Pinshape Announces Winners of Latest 3D Design Contest - Design Your Future Avatar

Pinshape Announces Winners of Latest 3D Design Contest - Design Your Future Avatar

In July, 3D printing community and marketplace Pinshape partnered with Mold3D Academy for a contest centered around virtual sculpting. In the Design Your Future Avatar Contest, sponsored by Formlabs, Oculus, ZBrush, and 3D Artist Magazine, contestants were tasked with designing an original avatar character that represented their spirit and personality, whether the avatar resembled them personally, or […]

In July, 3D printing community and marketplace Pinshape partnered with Mold3D Academy for a contest centered around virtual sculpting. In the Design Your Future Avatar Contest, sponsored by Formlabs, Oculus, ZBrush, and 3D Artist Magazine, contestants were tasked...
Tyr3D: 3D Printing Replacement Car Parts in the Backside of Ireland

Tyr3D: 3D Printing Replacement Car Parts in the Backside of Ireland

When I first came upon the Tyr3D website it was not very confidence inspiring. And I was not exactly a fan of Tyr3D logo either. Yet, I had been assured that they were at the forefront of 3D printing spare car parts. Where everywhere else people just talked about 3D printing replacement car parts, Tyr3D […]

When I first came upon the Tyr3D website it was not very confidence inspiring. And I was not exactly a fan of Tyr3D logo either. Yet, I had been assured that they were at the forefront of 3D printing spare car parts. Where everywhere else people just talked about 3D...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 8, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 8, 2017

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about some exciting new centers opening up that specialize in 3D printing technology, an additive manufacturing course and a little medical news, and some interesting 3D printed objects. Thales is creating an industrial center in Morocco that specializes in metal 3D printing, while Z3DFAB opens a Digital […]

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about some exciting new centers opening up that specialize in 3D printing technology, an additive manufacturing course and a little medical news, and some interesting 3D printed objects. Thales is creating...
3D Printing Business: Inside Formlabs

3D Printing Business: Inside Formlabs

Formlabs, well known for being the first company to introduce affordable desktop SLA 3D printing, has been working toward a sea change in additive manufacturing with a strong focus on the user experience and true democratization. The company was founded in 2011 and a year later introduced the Form 1 3D printer, which was followed […]

Formlabs, well known for being the first company to introduce affordable desktop SLA 3D printing, has been working toward a sea change in additive manufacturing with a strong focus on the user experience and true democratization. The company was founded in 2011 and a...
Formlabs Explains How to Use 3D Printed Pewter Casting Molds to Make Full Metal Miniatures

Formlabs Explains How to Use 3D Printed Pewter Casting Molds to Make Full Metal Miniatures

Let’s say you have a cool digital sculpture that you’d like to print into a figurine…no problem, that’s not difficult. But here’s where it can get tricky – what if you’re looking for a material with a little more pizzazz than plastic? Formlabs has published a tutorial on how to make full metal miniatures using […]

Let’s say you have a cool digital sculpture that you’d like to print into a figurine…no problem, that’s not difficult. But here’s where it can get tricky – what if you’re looking for a material with a little more pizzazz than...
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