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How Stryker and Apple’s Vision Pro are Enhancing Medical Procedures with 3D Printing

How Stryker and Apple’s Vision Pro are Enhancing Medical Procedures with 3D Printing

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi explore how Stryker's integration of Apple's Vision Pro and 3D printing technology is revolutionizing surgical precision and patient outcomes in the healthcare industry.

From Rough to Mirror-Perfect: DLyte’s Advanced Metal Polishing Technology for 3D Prints

Inside Axtra3D’s Innovative HPS System: High Quality Resin Prints at Speed

Inside Axtra3D’s Innovative HPS System: High Quality Resin Prints at Speed

I spent some time at Rapid with Rajeev Kulkarni, Axtra3D’s new Chief Strategy Officer.

Nexa3D Challenges Markforged with Cost-Effective Onyx Alternative: Xyon

Book of the Week: 3D PRINTING The Definitive Handbook

Book of the Week: 3D PRINTING The Definitive Handbook

This week’s selection is “3D PRINTING The Definitive Handbook: An Essential How-To for Beginners, Hobbyists, and Innovators” by Jay Bourgeois and Daniel Rossong.

Adoption vs. Consolidation in the Struggling 3D Print Industry

Adoption vs. Consolidation in the Struggling 3D Print Industry

What’s wrong with the 3D print industry? The industry leaders seem to have the answers, or do they?

Rapid+TCT 2024 Recap: Market Adjustments and Emerging Technologies

Rapid+TCT 2024 Recap: Market Adjustments and Emerging Technologies

Last week we attended Rapid+TCT in Los Angeles, and let me tell you all about our experience. 

Fab.ai’s All-in-One AI Platform Simplifies Additive Manufacturing Workflow

Fab.ai’s All-in-One AI Platform Simplifies Additive Manufacturing Workflow

We had a look at Fab.ai’s new AI-based additive manufacturing solution. The software platform intends on solving some of the complexities of performing additive manufacturing. Today the process requires multiple steps,…

Design of the Week: Avatar Jake & Neytiri

Design of the Week: Avatar Jake & Neytiri

This week’s selection is the life-size Avatar sculptures by Gentle Giant Studios.

Who’s The Biggest In 3D Printing, June 30, 2024

Who’s The Biggest In 3D Printing, June 30, 2024

Once again we take a look at the valuations of the major 3D printing companies over the past week.

The Role of 3D Printing in Transforming the EU Defense Industry Amidst the Ukraine War

The Role of 3D Printing in Transforming the EU Defense Industry Amidst the Ukraine War

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss how the Ukraine war is transforming the EU defense industry, driving a surge in 3D printing adoption for rapid prototyping and on-demand production.

Dragon by Helio Additive: 3D Print Quality with Voxel-Based Optimization

Dragon by Helio Additive: 3D Print Quality with Voxel-Based Optimization

Helio Additive revealed Dragon, an advanced software platform for 3D printing.

Innovative Method Enables Room Temperature 3D Microprinting of Nickel

Innovative Method Enables Room Temperature 3D Microprinting of Nickel

A new study has developed a method of 3D micro printing of nickel material at room temperature.

VoxelMatters Unveils Unique 3D Printing Market Study Focused on Consumer Products

VoxelMatters Unveils Unique 3D Printing Market Study Focused on Consumer Products

Our friends at VoxelMatters have developed a very different market study for 3D printing.

Desktop Metal Releases New Tolerance Analysis and Scan Adjustment Software

Desktop Metal Releases New Tolerance Analysis and Scan Adjustment Software

Boston-based Desktop Metal has announced the launch of Live Inspect, a new software for analyzing and correcting errors in 3D printed parts.

Additive Industries’ MetalFab 300 Flex: Adjustable Build Volume for Industrial Needs

Phase3D Launches Real-Time Defect Detection for Metal 3D Printing

Phase3D Launches Real-Time Defect Detection for Metal 3D Printing

Phase3D introduced a new service that’s able to detect defects in metal 3D prints — while printing.

XJET’s NPJ System Now Supports High-Strength Stainless Steel 17-4PH

XJET’s NPJ System Now Supports High-Strength Stainless Steel 17-4PH

XJET introduced a powerful new material for their metal 3D printers: stainless steel 17-4PH.

“Mad Max: Furiosa” Ignites Fans and 3D Printing

“Mad Max: Furiosa” Ignites Fans and 3D Printing

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss how the release of "Furiosa," the latest installment in the Mad Max saga, is set to revolutionize fan creations through the extensive use of…

Beyond PLA: Key Engineering Properties for Desktop FFF 3D Printing

Beyond PLA: Key Engineering Properties for Desktop FFF 3D Printing

Which engineering properties should concern desktop 3D printer operators?

Ulendo Introduces Calibration as a Service (CaaS) for Faster 3D Printing

Ulendo Introduces Calibration as a Service (CaaS) for Faster 3D Printing

Ulendo introduced something no one’s seen before: Calibration as a Service, or “CaaS”.

Authentise Introduces Industry’s First VMI System with Flows Update

Authentise Introduces Industry’s First VMI System with Flows Update

Authentise introduced a rather interesting feature to their Flows service.

Vision Miner Acquires AddWise

Vision Miner Acquires AddWise

Strengthening the company's position as a global leader in additive manufacturing with the extrusion hardware manufacturer.

How Brunswick Corporation is Leveraging 3D Printing for Cost Reduction

How Brunswick Corporation is Leveraging 3D Printing for Cost Reduction

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss how Brunswick Corporation is leveraging 3D printing technology to achieve significant cost reductions amid softer demand in 2024.

The Six Types of Desktop 3D Printer Personalities

The Six Types of Desktop 3D Printer Personalities

There are certain personas that tend to use desktop 3D printers. Which one are you?

Introducing QuickCurve: The Slightly Nonplanar 3D Printing Slicer

Introducing QuickCurve: The Slightly Nonplanar 3D Printing Slicer

I’m reading about QuickCurve, an experimental nonplanar 3D print slicer.

Construction 3D Printing: Cost Analysis and Industry Challenges

Construction 3D Printing: Cost Analysis and Industry Challenges

I’m reading a LinkedIn post where there’s some controversy about the true costs of construction 3D printing.

Book of the Week: The Mechanical Design Process

Book of the Week: The Mechanical Design Process

This week’s selection is “The Mechanical Design Process” by David Ullman.

Study Reveals FFF 3D Prints Can Be Food Safe with Proper Cleaning

Study Reveals FFF 3D Prints Can Be Food Safe with Proper Cleaning

Is 3D printing actually food safe? A study turns conventional thinking upside down.

AMGPT: Experimental AI System for Metal 3D Printer Operators

AMGPT: Experimental AI System for Metal 3D Printer Operators

AMGPT is an experimental large language model that can help metal 3D printer operators.

A New Way to Identify Potential 3D Print Applications?

A New Way to Identify Potential 3D Print Applications?

A novel application of 3D printing could help identify additional ways to use the technology.

Design of the Week: Parametric Hose Connector

Design of the Week: Parametric Hose Connector

This week’s selection is the Parametric Hose Connector generator by MakerWorld contributor ostat.

Who’s The Biggest In 3D Printing, Jun 23, 2024

Who’s The Biggest In 3D Printing, Jun 23, 2024

Once again we take a look at the valuations of the major 3D printing companies over the past week.

Stratasys Partners with Morris: A New Era for Additive Manufacturing in the US

Stratasys Partners with Morris: A New Era for Additive Manufacturing in the US

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss Robert E. Morris' groundbreaking agreement with Stratasys to integrate additive manufacturing solutions into machine shops and manufacturing facilities.

RAPID+TCT 2024: Join Us at North America’s Largest 3D Print Event

Cobra LIMIT3D vs. King Tour: A 3D Printed Golf Club Comparison

Cobra LIMIT3D vs. King Tour: A 3D Printed Golf Club Comparison

We tested Cobra’s new 3D printed golf club, the Cobra LIMIT3D.

Bringing Metal 3D Printing to the Desktop: Exploring the Possibilities

Bringing Metal 3D Printing to the Desktop: Exploring the Possibilities

Could metal be the next material frontier for desktop 3D printing?

SketchUp Lets You Scan a Space with an iPad

SketchUp Lets You Scan a Space with an iPad

Trimble implements Canvas.io technology to create SketchUp models.

PHA Garden Experiment Demonstrates Biodegradability

PHA Garden Experiment Demonstrates Biodegradability

Is there really a biodegradable 3D print material? It turns it there is at least one: PHA.

Stratasys Launches J5 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer for Medical Applications

Stratasys Launches J5 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer for Medical Applications

Stratasys’ efforts in the anatomical 3D printing space just warmed up with a brand new dedicated 3D printer.

AI Build Releases Upgraded AM Software

Strengthening Market Position: Owens Corning Acquires Masonite and Focuses on 3D Printing

Strengthening Market Position: Owens Corning Acquires Masonite and Focuses on 3D Printing

Charles R. Goulding and Jacob Nolan discuss how Owens Corning's recent acquisition of Masonite and how both companies can leverage 3D printing technology to enhance innovation and product development.

How a Misstep by the CPSC Led to a Financial Setback for Bambu Lab

How a Misstep by the CPSC Led to a Financial Setback for Bambu Lab

More information about the Bambu Lab recall has been revealed, and it’s quite astonishing what happened.

Personalized Sports Gear: Carbon’s 3D Printing Enhances Helmets and Bike Saddles

3D Systems Unveils EXT 800 Titan Pellet: A Compact, High-Speed Industrial 3D Printer

3D Systems Unveils EXT 800 Titan Pellet: A Compact, High-Speed Industrial 3D Printer

3D Systems announced a new industrial 3D printer, the EXT 800 Titan Pellet.

Qorox Creates World’s Largest 3D Printed Skateable Sculpture

Qorox Creates World’s Largest 3D Printed Skateable Sculpture

'The Wave', at Destination Skatepark in Tauranga, New Zealand, was produced using technology from CyBe Construction.

Generative Toy Design Meets 3D Printing: Hasbro’s New Cost-Cutting Strategy

Generative Toy Design Meets 3D Printing: Hasbro’s New Cost-Cutting Strategy

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine how Hasbro’s new CFO, Gina Goetter, is spearheading a cost-saving initiative, exploring 3D printing to enhance product design and reduce production expenses.

Bambu Lab Discontinues PETG Basic: Implications for 3D Printer Operators

LEAP 71 Proves Automated Rocket Engine Design: A Breakthrough in Computational Engineering

LEAP 71 Proves Automated Rocket Engine Design: A Breakthrough in Computational Engineering

There’s been a major development for 3D printed aerospace: LEAP 71 has proven the viability of automatically designed rocket engines.

XJET Withdraws IPO Plans

XJET Withdraws IPO Plans

A report this week suggests that XJET has stopped its planned initial public offering.