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Three Business Revelations During COVID-19

Anna Zevelyov, the CEO of 3D scanner company Thor3D, examines three revelations when it comes to conducting business during and beyond the time of COVID-19.

bioprinting

Future Bioprinting Faces Unknown Regulations

An intriguing piece by The Conversation provokes some thinking into the future regulatory environment that might face bioprinting, a form of 3D printing that is rapidly advancing.

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Lean Manufacturing, Automation and Distancing

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the principles of Lean Manufacturing together with rising trends in automation and required social distancing.

diameter

1.75 vs 2.85mm Filament Showdown

Where did the two 3D printer filament diameters come from and what is the difference? Which one is better?

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A Few Considerations For Virtual Events

We’ve been discussing a lot about virtual 3D printing events lately, as current global circumstance is keeping us physically separated.

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Solitude and Creativity

Potential benefits from this crisis are far and few between. It will be nice if creativity supported by 3D printing is one of them.

The Lost Art of Naming a Part

When a part is developed, what should it be called? We have some ideas for naming parts you may not have considered.

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Is Stratasys Feeling The Pressure From Below?

Stratasys launched an unusual marketing campaign that for the first time targets users of low-cost alternative 3D printing equipment. Why did they do this?

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Ford vs. Ferrari: Using 3D Printing

Charles Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider how two prominent automotive firms, Ferrari and Ford, are using 3D printing.

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3D Printing Disappearing Into Specialized Firms

The use of “3D Printing” is beginning to fade, at least with respect to application-focused 3D print services. As for the rest, we’ll find out what happens.

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Implications of Volumetric 3D Printing

Several ventures and projects are now working on a powerful new concept called volumetric 3D printing. We have some thoughts on the implications of such a process.

business

Seven Ways A Business Could Begin 3D Printing

Many small businesses don’t yet use 3D printing, but probably could benefit from the technology. We list seven ways to help get that process started.

printing

Are Quiet 3D Printers A Good Thing?

Many new 3D printers seem to be using specialized motor drivers that provide for silent operation. But are quiet 3D printers a good thing?

benchmark

A Benchmark Object For Metal 3D Printing?

The difficulty in 3D printing a particular type of industrial part suggests an idea for a type of benchmark object for metal 3D printing.

custom

Will 3D Printing Truly Reshape Retail?

Singularity Hub’s Peter Diamandis makes some predictions about how the retail market may be affected by 3D printing in the future. We have some counter-points.

biocompatible

Rize All-In On Bio-Friendly 3D Printing

It seems that RIZE is placing a bet on a future 3D printing world with increased emphasis on safety. We found out some details.

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