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What Happened to the Blackbelt 3D printer? Answer: It’s Even Better

What Happened to the Blackbelt 3D printer? Answer: It’s Even Better

There’s an interesting tale about the Blackbelt 3D printer, the first successful belt 3D printer.

Essentium’s Laser Focus on Quality

Essentium’s Laser Focus on Quality

I had a chat with Essentium’s CEO, Blake Teipel the other week and learned about their increased focus on quality.

Book of the Week: Invent to Learn

Book of the Week: Invent to Learn

This week’s selection is “Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom” by Sylvia Martinez and Gary S. Stager.

3D Printing Upside Down and Right Side Up at the Same Time with Duplex 3D

3D Printing Upside Down and Right Side Up at the Same Time with Duplex 3D

Duplex 3D has produced what could be one of the strangest — and fastest — FFF 3D printers on the market.

Sculpman’s Amazing Variable Width 3D Printer Nozzle

Sculpman’s Amazing Variable Width 3D Printer Nozzle

Sculpman’s variable nozzle is among the most interesting technologies we saw at Formnext.

Sculpteo Released Their 2022 Annual Survey Results

Sculpteo Released Their 2022 Annual Survey Results

Sculpteo released their fascinating annual survey of 3D printing last week.

Design of the Week: 3D Printed Bike

Design of the Week: 3D Printed Bike

This week’s selection is the 3D printed bicycle by voxeljet, Mungo Racing and Spherene.

Who’s The Biggest In 3D Printing, December 4, 2022

Who’s The Biggest In 3D Printing, December 4, 2022

Once again we take a look at the valuations of the major 3D printing companies over the past week.

How 3D Printing Can Help Pakistan After Devastating Flooding

How 3D Printing Can Help Pakistan After Devastating Flooding

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi hope Pakistan will release their ban on import of 3D printers to assist in flooding relief.

Is the ReCreator 3D’s Pultrusion Method a Good Thing? 

Is the ReCreator 3D’s Pultrusion Method a Good Thing? 

I’m looking at an interesting open source hardware project, the ReCreator 3D.

Creality Announces Dramatic Price Reductions: US$99 3D Printers

Creality Announces Dramatic Price Reductions: US$99 3D Printers

Creality announced a series of dramatic price discounts on 3D printers for their Black Friday sale period, some of which are unprecedented in the industry.

AM Evolves as Standard Discipline in Manufacturing at IMTS 2022

AM Evolves as Standard Discipline in Manufacturing at IMTS 2022

Additive manufacturing (AM) is fitting squarely into the bigger manufacturing world, as demonstrated at the IMTS 2022 – The International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, Illinois.

Anycubic’s new Photon M3 Premium 3D Printer

Anycubic’s new Photon M3 Premium 3D Printer

Anycubic announced a new and rather large MSLA 3D printer, the Photon M3 Premium that has a unique and powerful light engine.

HALOT-ONE Resin 3D Printers Significantly Discounted

HALOT-ONE Resin 3D Printers Significantly Discounted

This could be a good time to consider purchasing a HALOT 3D printer from Creality.

Anycubic Releases Details on the New MicroLED 3D Printer

Anycubic Releases Details on the New MicroLED 3D Printer

Anycubic released a pile of details for their tiny MicroLED 3D printer, which uses a very different light engine.

Anycubic Announces 3D Printer Under $200, and More

Anycubic Announces 3D Printer Under $200, and More

Anycubic announced two new 3D printers, including one that is to be priced at under US$200.

Sorting Through Creality’s Current Ender-3 3D Printer Series

Sorting Through Creality’s Current Ender-3 3D Printer Series

Creality now offers no less than six different Ender-3 3D printer models, and choosing between them can be challenging. 

AM Opportunities Abound at IMTS 2022

AM Opportunities Abound at IMTS 2022

With additive manufacturing evolving so rapidly, it’s challenging to keep track of the latest emerging technologies.

Can You 3D Print A Bike With An Inexpensive 3D Printer?

Can You 3D Print A Bike With An Inexpensive 3D Printer?

Is it possible to 3D print a high performance bike with an inexpensive 3D printer? It turns out you can — but indirectly.

Research

Sculpteo Released Their 2022 Annual Survey Results

Sculpteo Released Their 2022 Annual Survey Results

Sculpteo released their fascinating annual survey of 3D printing last week.

3D Printing with Pulp and Paper Waste

3D Printing with Pulp and Paper Waste

TU Delft researchers have demonstrated 3D printing with waste cellulose and lignin materials.

More On Multimaterial Powder Depostion Methods

More On Multimaterial Powder Depostion Methods

Our post describing a new approach for multimaterial powder recoating generated some discussion.

Surprising Findings in Essentium’s Annual AM Survey

Surprising Findings in Essentium’s Annual AM Survey

Essentium released the 2022 edition of their annual additive manufacturing survey.

Corporate

Who’s The Biggest In 3D Printing, December 4, 2022

Who’s The Biggest In 3D Printing, December 4, 2022

Once again we take a look at the valuations of the major 3D printing companies over the past week.

ICON Awarded Massive NASA Contract for Lunar 3D Printing

ICON Awarded Massive NASA Contract for Lunar 3D Printing

ICON has landed a US$57.2M contract with NASA to 3D print a Lunar 3D printing system.

Who’s The Biggest In 3D Printing, November 27, 2022

Who’s The Biggest In 3D Printing, November 27, 2022

Once again we take a look at the valuations of the major 3D printing companies over the past week.

Rapidia’s Bump in the Road

Rapidia’s Bump in the Road

Rapidia has had some challenges recently, but it seems they are overcoming them.

Reshoring Big Pharma and 3D Printing

Reshoring Big Pharma and 3D Printing

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the potential of 3D printing to aid the process of reshoring the pharma industry.

Ideas

Lithoz Demonstrates The Need For Multiple Machine Styles

Lithoz Demonstrates The Need For Multiple Machine Styles

One 3D printer does not fill all application needs, and that’s demonstrated by Lithoz's product set.

Connecting Additive Manufacturing to Scale on the Factory Floor

Software Now Drives Many 3D Printing Improvements 

Software Now Drives Many 3D Printing Improvements 

Software has become increasingly important in 3D printing in multiple dimensions.

Yet Another Advantage for Low Volume Manufacturing with 3D Printing

Yet Another Advantage for Low Volume Manufacturing with 3D Printing

I’ve learned of another advantage to manufacturing using 3D printing that I hadn’t considered.

Services

EOS Launches European Partner Network

EOS Launches European Partner Network

The network consists of seven additive manufacturing job shops able to handle protoypes or small-series part production

What’s In The PARTBOX?

What’s In The PARTBOX?

A new company has developed a 3D print system entirely around the concept of digital inventory.

CASTOR Now Measures 3D Printed Part Carbon Emissions

CASTOR Now Measures 3D Printed Part Carbon Emissions

CASTOR announced a unique environmental feature in their powerful part analysis tool.

3D Printing and Canva

3D Printing and Canva

Charles R. Goulding and Valentina Alzate look at how Canva could relate to 3D printing.

Usage

How 3D Printing Can Help Pakistan After Devastating Flooding

How 3D Printing Can Help Pakistan After Devastating Flooding

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi hope Pakistan will release their ban on import of 3D printers to assist in flooding relief.

Automotive Industry Turning Gears with 3D Printing

Automotive Industry Turning Gears with 3D Printing

Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley look at how certain advanced automobile manufacturers are now leveraging 3D printing.

Industry Giants Support Concrete 3D Printing

Industry Giants Support Concrete 3D Printing

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at developments in construction 3D print applications.

3D Printing Watertight Closeable Models

3D Printing Watertight Closeable Models

Charles R. Goulding and Matt Selman consider the benefits of using 3D print technology to produce watertight cases for underwater devices.