manufacturing

covid-19

Innovating Out Of Downturn

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

distributed

Roboze Launches Extreme Parts Network

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

automation

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.

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Ultimaker Lands A Breakthrough Customer

3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker announced today what I believe could be a breakthrough sale to a major client, and this could mean a lot more sales.

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BigRep Ships 500th 3D Printer

BigRep hit a huge milestone with the shipment of their 500th 3D printer. We look back on how they got there.

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MakerOS Announces “PAQ”

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

asia

Coronavirus Strikes 3D Printing

A significant outbreak of a coronavirus is affecting many things in China and beyond. But could this affect 3D printing?

Magics

The Magic Behind Materialise

We had a chat with Materialise’s Stefaan Motte to find out what’s happening at the long-time 3D printing leader. 

consumer

Why We Cover Large and Small 3D Printers

Some may wonder why this publication covers both small-scale DIY 3D printing and at the same time large-scale industrial production additive manufacturing. We explain our thinking.

additive industries

An Update on The Progress of Additive industries

Additive Industries announced a series of interesting technical and corporate moves that should power their expansion. We speculate on what they could mean for the 3D printing industry.

cooling

3D Printing and Commercial Refrigeration

Charles Goulding and Peter Favata of R&D Tax Savers take a look at how the commercial refrigeration industry is beginning to make production use of 3D printing technology.

continuous

The Transformation of Loop 3D

Loop 3D has completely switched gears and after two years has released a powerful industrial 3D printer. We found out all about it and its numerous features.

ceramic

An Update On Lynxter’s 3D Printers

Lynxter’s S600D industrial 3D printer just got a lot better with a new liquid extrusion system. We found out which materials it can print.

additive manufacturing

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.

basf

Why Did BASF Acquire Sculpteo?

3D print service Sculpteo is to be acquired by BASF, but why is a chemical company buying a service company, something they’ve never done before? We found out why.

biocompatible

Trends and Impressions of Formnext 2019

Formnext 2019 was the largest 3D printing event ever held in history. We list the top trends seen at the growing trade show.

aerospace

Is It Possible To 3D Print Spacecraft?

It has now been demonstrated it’s possible to 3D print spacecraft parts in thermoplastic thanks to an experiment by CRP Technology.

continuous

Farsoon’s Powder-Eating CAMS System

Farsoon completed customer beta-testing of their powerful HT1001P CAMS nylon 3D printing production system, which can 3D print continuously.

agile manufacturing

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.

analysis

Value-Added Inspection

Measurement is often seen as non-value-added work. However, if we properly account for the expected costs involved in passing defects on to customers, then the increased value of the product can be clearly shown.

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