acquisition

Whoa! Onshape Acquired By PTC!

In a blockbuster corporate acquisition, PTC is to acquire Onshape to gain access to a powerful CAD cloud system that can be marketed to all their users.

exone

ExOne’s Timing Challenges

ExOne suffered a substantial loss in stock price, but what are the reasons behind this and why did it happen?

aleph objects

The End Of LulzBot (?)

Is this the end of Aleph Objects as we’ve known it? Yes and no.

ceo

A New CEO At EOS, And Other Changes

EOS has a new CEO. Who is it and what changes might we expect at the leading nylon and metal 3D printing / additive manufacturing company?

high speed sintering

Stratasys Invests Big Time in Xaar, But Why?

Why would Stratasys invest so much in Xaar? Our thoughts lead directly to Stratasys’ new product strategy, and it’s not like their previous products at all.

food

$6M For 3D Printed “Meat”?

3D printing is redefining manufacturing; why not also redefine meat? That’s exactly what a young Israel-based company, aptly called Redefine Meat, proposes to do — and they’ve just pulled in a $6 million investment to do so.

ideas

Hasbro beseitigt Kunststoffverpackungen

Charles Goulding und Peter Favata von R & D Tax Savers, untersuchen die möglichen Auswirkungen von Hasbros Maßnahme auf die 3D-Druckindustrie.

ideas

Hasbro To Eliminate Plastic Packaging

Charles Goulding and Peter Favata of R&D Tax Savers examine the potential impact of Hasbro’s move to eliminate plastic packaging on the 3D printing industry.

materials

Big Chemical Forces Rigid.ink To Pivot

What happens when the big guys move into 3D print materials? The smaller players must pivot; Rigid.ink is no longer selling filament!

belt

PrintrBot To Reboot?

Could PrintrBot return? It seems founder Brooke Drumm wants to restart the 3D printer company with a partnership with Polar3D and a new design for a belt-driven 3D printer.

$3D systems quarterly results

Dire Results From 3D Systems

We’re looking at the financial results from 3D Systems for 2019Q2 and there are many negative factors in the publicly filed report, including a big loss.

$SLM Solutions operations

SLM Solutions’ Operations Updates

I recently visited SLM Solutions North America, and during that visit learned more about how the company has been updating its operations and strategies.

$Markforged vs Desktop Metal

Markforged Files Claim Against Desktop Metal, Again

A lawsuit between Markforged and Desktop Metal? The two companies begin court battle again with Markforged claiming disparaging marketing material by Desktop Metal.

$Bioprinting investment

Investing In Holographic 3D Printing

San Francisco-based biotechnology company Prellis Biologics has raised $8.7M in a Series A funding round. Holographic bioprinting is leading to new milestones and steps forward in 3D printed tissue and organs.

$Xometry and Alibaba.com

On-Demand Manufacturing And eCommerce

3D printing is part of a growing on-demand manufacturing ecosystem that is in turn set to become part of the even larger eCommerce industry as Xometry and Alibaba.com announce a partnership.

$Fortify Series A

$10M Investment Fortifies Fortify

Fortify has announced a successful Series A round, raising $10 million, readying the company for growth in high-strength composite 3D printing.

$Amazon Prime Day

3D Systems Returning To Consumer 3D Printing?

Is 3D Systems changing strategy? They are selling their FabPro 1000 as a consumer or prosumer platform via Amazon Prime Day — what comes next?

$Nano Dimension results

Tough Times For Nano Dimension

Following disappointing financial results, Nano Dimension is facing strategic review — and 20% layoffs.

$maker media bankrupt

MAKE Rises From The Dead, Slightly

Is Make: really revived? Maker Media CEO Dale Dougherty is attempting to restore the company that published Make: magazine and organized the Maker Faires.

$Xometry investment

Make That $55M For Xometry

Xometry has announced an additional investment into its Series D funding, bringing the total for the round to a cool $55M.

#sponsored

The SLM Solutions Story

SLM Solutions traces its history back to the history of SLM 3D printing and is looking forward to a new chapter in metal additive manufacturing.

$carbon funding

Carbon’s $260M Growth Funding

With more than $260 million just announced in a growth funding round, Carbon has now raised more than $680 million — bringing their valuation to $2.4 billion.

$maker faire bankrupt

Maker Media Shuts Operations

Maker Media, creator of the Maker Faire events and MAKE: magazine, has ceased operations and laid off all staff.

bankrupt

The End of Mcor Technologies?

It appears the end is near for Mcor Technologies, as we have indications they are in receivership.

binder jet

Waiting For Xerox

As industrial interest in 3D printing grows exponentially, new players are sure to arrive. One of them is likely to be Xerox.

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