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3D Alliances

AR Support For 3D Printing Companies With New Alliance

Augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are coming closer together all the time, now including a smart remote field service solution brought to additive manufacturing through a new alliance.

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Innovating Out Of Downturn

Pandemic-driven transitioning is leading to an interesting long-term reconfiguration of factory work.

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Roboze Launches Extreme Parts Network

Roboze launched their long-awaited distributed additive manufacturing service, composed of a network of experienced Roboze 3D printer operators.

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An Enormous Metal 3D Printer Heads To Protolabs

Minnesota-based Protolabs plans on firing up a GE Additive Concept Laser X Line 2000R metal 3D printer late this year, and there’s a good reason why they’re doing so.

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HP Launches 3DaaS Plus

HP has just introduced a new pay-per-use 3D printing subscription model.

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MakerOS Announces “PAQ”

MakerOS announced a new feature for their integrated manufacturing management service: PAQ. We describe how it works.

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The Smithsonian’s 3D Printable Library

It turns out the Smithsonian has a relatively large (for museums) library of downloadable 3D models for 3D printing. We’re trying one now.

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One on One With MakerOS’ Mike Moceri

We spoke with Mike Moceri, the founder and CEO of MakerOS, a software service directed at production 3D printing operations.

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Makers Making Change

A new organization hopes to link makers with those requiring disability aids with a new service. Learn how to participate.

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An Update On RePLAy 3D

RePLAy 3D contacted us to explain more details about the nature of their unusual 3D printer filament recycling service.

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Formlabs Launches Community Spaces Program

Formlabs announced a new “Community Spaces” program that should optimize use of Formlabs 3D printing equipment in public fabrication labs.

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What’s Up At MX3D?

We had a chat with Amsterdam-based MX3D, who provide metal 3D printing services for large-scale projects, including bicycles and bridges.

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Oqton Does It All In Additive Manufacturing

Oqton has finally revealed the scope of their massive AI-powered database and its ability to provide a wide variety of services to optimize all types of additive manufacturing workflows. We saw examples of their capabilities.

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An Update on Sandhelden

Sandhelden just split their company into two different divisions to allow their sand-stabilization 3D printing technology to be used in both construction and household applications.

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Stratasys Introduces “GrabCAD Shop”

Stratasys introduced GrabCAD Shop, a new service to streamline workflow for internal enterprise 3D print competency centers.

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AstroPrint Announces Education Plan

AstroPrint announced a new service dedicated to education, Astroprint For Education. The service allows an institution to effectively manage 3D printers in schools.

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Carbon’s Manufacturing Strategy Continues

Carbon has a fascinating strategy for increasing use of their powerful DLS 3D printers in manufacturing, and we found one example of how they’re doing it.

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RAMP MD: Helping A Region Go Additive

How can you learn additive manufacturing? Where can you get experience at a low cost? One state seems to have figured out a way to do so.

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How To Protect Your 3D Design

Are you a 3D designer and have had your designs stolen? There is a service that might help automatically detect theft and issue takedown notices.

$DiManEx Spare Parts

DiManEx Provides On-Demand 3D Printed Spare Parts

Do you know what Digital Inventory is? Companies like DiManEx can provide a virtual warehouse of spare parts produced on demand without need for physical storage.

$Chocolate 3D Print Service

Large-Sized Chocolate 3D Printing

Want a 3D printed chocolate tower? La MIAM Factory has a chocolate 3D printing service that can 3D print tall chocolate objects, and they’re quite tasty.

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A Quick Guide to 3D Printing Technology

3D printing can be used to make amazing sculptures and innovative technology — but do you know how a 3D printer actually works? A good understanding of the manufacturing process will make it easier to design your own creations.

$Search For 3D Printer Filaments

10,500 Filaments Now in Filaments.directory Catalog

Looking for a particular 3D printer filament? One great service to help is Filaments.directory, whose extensive database of materials can be easily searched.

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Choosing The Best 3D Printing Process

Need to select a 3D printing process for an additive manufacturing project? These videos explain the major differences between SLS, FDM, SLA, MJF and more.

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Testing 3Dfind.it

Today I am testing a new 3D model search service, 3Dfind.it.

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Wikifactory Launches

A new online service has launched to provide collaboration services for product development: Wikifactory.

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MakerOS Receives Funding

We haven’t heard much from MakerOS over the past couple of years, but they have big news today.

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