Yet Another Criminal Application of 3D Printing: Physical Theft

I’m always impressed with unique applications of 3D printing, but according to G4S, a global security firm, there’s a new, darker application being used. 

Arcam Releases 2015Q1-2 Results: Mixed Results

Sweden-based Arcam, maker of powerful metal 3D printing gear, released interim financial results for the first half of the year, and there’s good and bad news. 

Carbon’s True Focus: Materials

Carbon’s new M1 3D printer has been announced, but I feel the more interesting part of the Carbon story is the materials they’re offering - and will offer for the machine. 

Please Make It Stop: “3D printers are never going to be a thing”

A piece yesterday in Mashable made myself and no doubt many others in the 3D print world upset. 

And After You Learn 3D CAD…

I’m reading an interesting post on GrabCAD by Khadija Ouajjani that discusses the testing of a 3D design.

Can You 3D Print a Superconductor?

Selective laser melting process in action. Credit: Tim Sercombe/University of Western Australia
Researchers have been investigating whether it’s possible to 3D print an object that acts as a superconductor. 

Design of the Week: Two Green Foxes

This week’s selection is the Two Green Foxes project by Nicholas Syiu and Alina Wong. 

3D Print Stocks “Cratering”? “Entire Industry Appears to Be Falling Apart”? No, No, No

I’m reading some recent pieces analyzing the stock prices of publicly traded 3D printing companies and I’m having a hard time believing what I’m reading. 

Large Scale 3D Printed Nanostructures Possible

A newly invented process could enable large-scale use of nano-printed metal materials. 

Need a Custom 3D Print Material? Call ADVANC3D Materials!

There are many companies producing materials for 3D printing applications, but this one has an interesting speciality: custom materials. 

Another Massive 3D Printer: The Box

Sweden-based BLB Industries has produced a massive 3D printer to join the growing ranks of meter-sized devices on the market. 

Sigma Labs Introduces Much-Needed In-Process Quality Assurance to Metal 3D Printing

Metal 3D printing enables the production of new, more efficient and intricate geometries, with the potential to reduce costs and increase the performance of a given product. 

The Versa3D is at a Different Level

A few 3D printer manufacturers have integrated different making tools into their devices, but the new Versa3D from CreateAll seems to go a lot farther. 

BEEVERYCREATIVE is also Working on a Space 3D Printer

While much of the world watches the 3D printer testing by NASA, there’s another space 3D printer in the works. 

A Look Inside the ZMorph 2.0 SX

Our team got a chance to take a close look at the ZMorph Multitool 3D printer. 

The Top 5 Digital Platforms for Design Thinking

When it comes to designing that next great product – be it the latest device for a major client or your first side project

3D Pens are NOT 3D Printers

For several years now, we’ve all seen those inexpensive “3D Pens” that are for some reason thought related to 3D printing. I think not. 

Rize3D Emerges and Solves a Huge Problem

Stealth 3D printer startup Rize3D today released details on their new device, the Rize One, which has a unique approach to handling support structures. 

3D Printing Needs Clean, Constant Power

You might think you need to fuel a 3D printer with plastic or resin and you’re good to go. But there’s something else you should be very concerned about: power. 

Negative 3D Printing Hype is Highlighting Burst Bubbles, A Dying Industry and A Dire Threat

Over the last month or so I have found myself once again increasingly frustrated at the nonsensical hype being spouted from some quarters about ‘3D printing’. 

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