gold

Golden 3D Printing Problems

Could any 3D print service print in precious metals like gold, silver or platinum? Not unless special steps are taken.

advice

3 Things I Like About The 3D Printing Industry

There’s just something about 3D printing that keeps me coming back for more. Here are the 3 things I like most about the 3D printing industry after a decade of working in this field.

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What Makes a 3D Printer “Production”?

Is that a “production” 3D printer? What characteristics make a 3D printer “production”? We present a list of features to help classify additive manufacturing machines.

advice

What Does It Take To Work At A 3D Printing Startup?

While the 3D printing industry is incredibly attractive for job seekers due to its growth, innovation and limitless potential, it is essential for job applicants to understand what it means to work for a 3D printing startup.

diversity

How Has 3D Printing Changed?

How has the 3D printing industry changed over the last decade? Perhaps more importantly — what changes still need to happen? A workforce perspective.

advertising

Reducing the Hype in 3D Printing

3D printing has been subject to plenty of hype, including from marketers. We take a look at three solid ways to reduce the hype around 3D printing.

@youmagine

What To Do With Thingiverse?

Thingiverse is the largest printable 3D model repository on the planet, but it doesn’t seem to be progressing. We know why.

3yourmind

Are Your Parts ADfAM?

What kind of parts are in your digital inventory? Are they ADfAM? We propose a new class of 3D printable parts.

$3D printing weapons

The Business/Ethical Quandary Of 3D Printing Weapons

Should 3D printing companies be taking a stance regarding the production of weapons? Companies like Materialise and Carbon are well known for their no-weapons policies; others welcome defense contracts.

@jannekyttanen

Counterpoint: Nobody Owns Their Ideas

We recently published an article based on a well-known artist’s experience in seeing her work stolen and sold without permission; now we’ve heard from another well-known artist who essentially says there’s no such thing as design theft.

$stealing 3D design files

It Should Be Obvious: Don’t Steal 3D Files

Designer Melissa Ng of Lumecluster recently saw her own design files for sale on a 3D design repository. The problem was she has never sold her files.

$3D Printing In Education

How Universities Can Accelerate Our Next Generation of Innovators

As with other leaps forward in science, technology, industry and culture, universities will play a central role in driving the Industry 4.0 disruption by transforming the entire culture of design and creating a new breed of 3D innovators.

$True Cost of 3D Printers

What Does A 3D Printer Really Cost?

What’s the true cost of a 3D printer? An accidental email spills the beans on how much resellers actually pay for 3D printers, and it’s less than you think.

$high temperature industrial 3D printer

How Are Large 3D Printers Manufactured?

Have you ever wondered how large industrial 3D printers are manufactured? Roboze explains to us how this is actually done for their high-temperature Argo 500.

$3D printing guidance

Innovators Need Guidance

 When additive manufacturing advisory services companies seamlessly partner with manufacturers and vendors (resellers), we will see mass corporate adoption of 3D printing on both the desktop and the factory floor.

$fdm or fff

Is it FDM or FFF?

It’s long overdue, but I want to talk about FDM and FFF today.

industry 4.0

When 3D Met IoT

What’s even more exciting than 3D technology alone? The emerging relationship between 3D printing and the Internet of Things.

event

Formnext Grows Significantly

The Formnext exhibition is set to be by far the world’s largest on 3D printing technologies.

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Opening Eyes To Grander 3D Printing

I’ve been watching some 3D print videos from Fabbaloo friend Joel Telling, and realized something about how 3D print practices are changing.

diversity

Empowering Diversity in Digital Manufacturing

This International Women’s Day, I am excited by the promise of this technology transformation to tackle problems in new ways, powered by a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

cad

At Last: The End of STL Is In Sight

There have been a few developments recently that have brought me to the view that STL file format will slide away quietly.

3D Printing Nerd

A Non-Linear 3D Printing Career

Non-linear, nontraditional career paths are becoming more of a norm. Let’s take a look at content creation in 3D printing.

design

How 3D Printing Can Reduce Emissions

I’m reading a piece from GE talking about emissions, and began thinking about 3D printing and emissions in general.

metal

3D Printing Predictions for 2019

3D printing has come a long way from its origins in the 1980s, with a brief entry into the consumer space galvanizing its growth in the earlier part of the decade.

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