LATEST 3D SYSTEMS NEWS
Charles Goulding and Ryan Donley examine the makeup of several leading companies in 3D printing when it comes to their R&D expenditures.
This week’s selection is a historic time capsule 3D print by James Harrison from 1988!
With the cancellation of countless in-person 3D print events, companies have leveraged technology to keep in contact with clients and prospects in unique ways.
After a lengthy search, 3D Systems announced their new CEO: Jeffrey Graves to replace retiring Vyomesh Joshi after a four year term.
It’s the end of the first quarter of 2020 and financial results are now appearing, showing the first effects of COVID-19 on major 3D printing companies. We look at what the company did.
3D Systems’ stock price took a bit of a rise this week, possibly due to investor observation of their broad COVID-19 efforts and their extensive healthcare focus.
A Chinese company is producing plug-compatible materials for certain 3D Systems 3D printers. But should you use these materials?
3D Systems seems to be still working to develop a food 3D printing solution, this time with an interesting partner.
The debate over use of proprietary or open materials ecosystems is becoming a big topic in 3D printing.
A key patent assigned to 3D Systems expires in 2022. What will this mean for 3D Systems and everyone else? We have some thoughts.
3D Systems released their 2019 annual report, and it seems to be more of the same: cutting costs and continued losses.
Xometry performed an unusual test of many 3D prints using different materials and processes. The results were surprising.
3D Systems is to find a new CEO. What does this imply for the 3D printing giant?
In response to recent controversy over the notion of “consumer 3D printing”, I propose some alternate ways to look at the situation.
3D Systems and CollPlant inked a deal to share resources on future bioprinting ventures, which seems to have had a positive effect on 3D Systems so far.
Another 3D printing pioneer has been lost. Carl Deckard, inventor of SLS, has passed away.
General predictions of the future are easy, mere extensions of existing trends. Here we provide some very specific — and unlikely — predictions for 2020.
A publication predicts a major turnaround for 3D Systems in 2020, but we have some thoughts about their reasoning.
It’s not well-known, but there are often quality problems when 3D printing metal parts caused by oxygen contamination. We describe two approaches for resolving the problem.
What’s inside 3D Systems’ Figure 4 SLA 3D printer, and how does is print so fast? We found out their secret.
3D Systems announced their quarterly results and it seems they are still having revenue challenges.
MORE ABOUT 3D SYSTEMS
3D Systems commercialized the first 3D printer, the SLA-1 Stereolithography (SLA) printer and 2 years later, 3D Systems issued a patent for Selective Laser Sintering (SLS).
3D Systems has scalable metal additive manufacturing for seamless large prints. Their other metal additive manufacturing systems are for production and for fine detail and best surfaces. 3D Systems also has a dental metal additive manufacturing solution used for small, dense, complex dental prostheses. To streamline workflow, the Dental printer includes a high-performance software solution for managing the manufacture of fixed and removable dental prostheses.
3D Systems has industrial level entry level 3D printers for plastic with the FabPro. Print prototypes, functional assemblies and production parts with tough engineering plastics and elastomeric materials. The larger systems for production for the Figure 4 Factory Solutions from the Standalone, Modular or Production.
The standalone Figure 4 is an industrial 3D Printer used for rapid, same day prototyping and low-volume production. The modular Figure 4 is scalable and semi-automated 3D manufacturing solution designed to grow with your prototyping and production needs. The production Figure 4 is customizable for direct 3D production. It has an end-to-end digital workflow supported by 3D Systems software. It has automated material handling, integrated post-processing (washing, drying, curing) to reduce manual processes.
The range of materials available to use on the Figure 4 Factory Solutions includes over 30 materials. The array of materials is important to address a wide range of applications needs, including for functional prototyping, direct production of end-use parts, molding and casting, with ABS-like, polypropylene-like, rubber-like, castable, heat resistant and biocompatible capable materials.
3D Systems also has the ProJet Series which are part of 3D Systems’ MultiJet Printing (MJP) line of 3D printers, engineered to combine professional grade 3D printing capabilities with an affordable price, compact footprint and easy part processing. Materials available are VisiJet materials in rigid white, rigid black and new ProFlex engineering clear. The ProJet MJP 2500 Plus offers additional material capability with rigid clear, rigid gray, rigid tan, VisiJet Armor M2G-CL engineering clear and flexible elastomeric black and elastomeric natural.
3D Systems also offers 3D print services with engineering services. They publish an online 3D printing portal designed by engineers for engineers. Their goal is to make the process of ordering 3D printed parts and prototypes the easiest in the industry. 3D Systems On Demand manages a network of advanced manufacturing facilities around the world. Their team of application engineers provide expertise and localized support.
3D System’s Scanning Software delivers precise digital 3D models and CAD assemblies of physical objects for use in design, engineering and manufacturing with Geomagic reverse engineering software. 3D System’s reverse engineering software make the process of digitally representing and engineering from the physical world fast, easy and accurate.