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covid-19

3D Printing Is Emerging

The COVID-19 crisis has shown deficiencies in the supply chain, providing opportunity for democratization of production with 3D printing.

covid-19

Patenting Pandemic Designs?

3D printing has really stepped up to the plate in pandemic response — but what happens with those designs post-pandemic?

business

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.

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Is Formnext Too Big?

Formnext 2019 was the largest ever, but can it grow further? What should happen at Formnext 2020? We have some ideas.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

interview

What’s Happening At MakerBot?

A meteoric rise from nothing, corporate acquisition, management changes, layoffs and a new CEO. An interview with the new chief by Medium tells us about MakerBot’s plans. 

fun

Merry Christmas to 3D Printing!

We haven’t believed in Santa for, well, a while now. But for the moment we wondered what gifts Santa might bring to the world of

opinion

Ive vs. Rapid Prototyping

  designWeek reports on comments from famed Apple designer Jonathan Ive, who feels that rapid prototyping tech is not necessarily the best approach. He apparently

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