A question I’m hearing more frequently goes something like this: “Does Creality sell too many models of 3D printers?” At first, I thought this might be the case, as the company has released so many models that it’s actually hard to keep track of them. Creality has a habit of releasing new machines every few… Continue reading Does Creality Offer Too Many 3D Printers?
People aren’t just using 3D printers for small-scale art projects anymore.
You’ve heard about “high speed 3D printing”, but what are the things you need to know about it?
As we age, our physical abilities and reaction times naturally decline, making driving a potentially dangerous task.
There is an interesting trend occurring in the 3D printing market recently, all caused by Bambu Lab.
I’ve been thinking about a new concept for designing 3D printed buildings that just might change the way we work and live quite a bit.
Prusa Research just concluded a design contest and there’s a surprising outcome.
A story about open source trends might become disturbing for the 3D print world.
What would be the key things to look for when choosing a desktop 3D printer for series production?
With the rendering of implicit functions into the voxel field, we have created the ability to work with lattices and complex infills.
We will dive a bit into the technicalities of a Voxel-based kernel here, how do we interact with it?
Thanks to the previous articles, we should have a pretty good understanding of the reasoning behind Computational Engineering and the fundamental technology necessary to support it.
After setting the stage in the first two installments of this series of article, let’s dive a bit deeper.
My proposal to allow 3D print slicers to emboss recycling stamps has generated some interesting ideas.
Let’s define what Computational Engineering is and how it differs from the way we currently use computers to design physical parts.
I’ve been doing some thinking about the high speed 3D printing revolution, and realized there’s going to be another casualty: resellers.
For the last decade, I have relentlessly pushed for a change in the way we humans engineer physical things. Our future depends on it.
What makes additive manufacturing uniquely positioned to bring sustainability to industrial production.
The race to the bottom is over. Or is it?
There’s a shift in manufacturing happening due to world events, but are we seeing a corresponding change in additive manufacturing?
The construction industry has long heralded 3D printing as its next big innovation.
There’s an interesting implication from the achievement of high speed printing on the Prusa Mini.
I’ve been thinking about Bambu Lab’s latest 3D printer announcement, and there are several important implications.
The US has revealed it has provided Ukraine with some type of industrial 3D printers, but what does this mean?
I’m increasingly disturbed by the pile of waste 3D prints I am generating, and I have an idea that might help recycle them.
After working with several high speed FFF desktop 3D printers lately, I think the industry is going to face a material crisis.
3D print technology is slowly moving into manufacturing, but what, exactly is driving it?
I have some thoughts on the latest rumors of Apple getting into 3D printing.
Which desktop 3D printer companies have entered the high speed 3D printing race?
I’ve thinking a lot lately about sensors on 3D printers.
We could see an increase of very unusual yet practical 3D printed parts in the near future due to AI technology.
Are there options for lowering the cost of filament?
We have consumer-level filament and resin 3D printers, why don’t we have consumer SLS 3D printers?
There could be a significant shift in how 3D scanners work in the near future.
The plot thickens regarding the use of “FFF”.
Could desktop resin 3D printers be banned in the near future?
Should you upgrade your desktop 3D printer?
Another day, another misuse of the term “FDM”.
Modern organizations focus on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and maximizing an individual’s short-term output.
What happens when 3D printer manufacturers catch on to the subscription craze?
The race to the bottom is over, and there will be considerable movement in the 3D printer market in coming years.
Do we have sufficient imagination to truly use 3D printing?
Is there a future for big-time 3D print exhibitions and trade shows?
We were directed to check out Batch.Works, a startup company leveraging 3D printing to achieve sustainability.
Last week I forecasted what a typical desktop FFF 3D printer of 2026 might look like. This week let’s go further ahead.
From predictive maintenance to better quality control, AI is changing how—and where—things are made.
After yesterday’s story about how desktop 3D printer buying strategies are shifting, I thought about what kind of machines might be offered in the near future.
Buying a desktop FFF 3D printer is getting a lot more complex these days.
There’s a bit more to think about when considering microplastics generated by 3D printing.
Velo3D published a video that exemplifies the ways 3D printing is changing the world.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider whether 3D print technology investment and innovation could be affected by interest in AI tech.
I finally got around to reading a post by Prusa Research about open source licensing, and have some thoughts.
I’m reading an interesting report from KPMG that ends up discussing additive manufacturing.
Where are all the high speed 3D printers?
AI is upon us, but what might it affect in the 3D printing universe?
How Sun Tzu’s advice helps drive success in metal 3D printing for production applications.
A Reddit contributor described an astonishing 3D print workflow that just might become a normal approach in the future.
I’ve been wondering how UltiMaker will tie together their software environments, which could be quite interesting.
The education industry has experienced remarkable transformations in recent years, driven by the relentless advancement of technology.
Charles Goulding and Mwansa Chabala consider how 3D printing could be applied to the induction cooking market.
After Prusa Research’s announcement of a Printables monetization feature earlier this week, I had some thoughts about the future of 3D model repositories.
I’ve given up on Simple Green as a resin 3D print solvent.
What are the giveaways that tell you a company is “smart”?
I found out why some dentists are not embracing 3D printing.
A reader posted their thoughts on the upcoming Text-to-CAD revolution.
What’s up with top-down resin 3D printing?
What would be the largest 3D print order in history?
A new approach to inspection could make metal 3D printing more financially and environmentally friendly.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the source of many 3D print innovations, Eindhoven.
I’ve realized there is yet another way to leverage AI for 3D printing that might be easy to do.
It seems the 3D print world is rapidly shifting to high-speed devices, and this change will significantly impact many aspects of the industry.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the work being done by several major plastics producers to increase sustainability through 3D printing.
Could everyone please get together and figure out a way to standardize 3D printer profiles? Please!
We’ve all wondered about food 3D printing and why we don’t really have it in our kitchens, but there’s more to the story.
With the increasing use of 3D printing technology in healthcare comes concerns regarding security.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at two US companies at the forefront of construction 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss new US energy incentives that might benefit 3D printing companies.
Get ready for an avalanche of high speed desktop 3D printers.
Could desktop 3D printers become less upgradeable in the future?
Finally there is someone talking about the biggest issue in construction 3D printing: design.
After yesterday’s blockbuster announcement of the long-awaited Original Prusa MK4 3D printer, I have some thoughts.
I’ve had a problem with 3D software tools for many years, and it’s time to write about it.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at recent developments in AI.
Small museums should consider 3D scanning their collections.
A new biodegradable plastic has been developed by a Mexican company based on Avocados.
Could the Bedslinger 3D printer design disappear?
Small steps forward are taking us to an additively manufactured future.
Two industries have developed extremely deep usage of 3D printing, but for entirely different reasons.
There could be a huge problem for 3D model repositories like Printables, Thingiverse, MyMiniFactory and others in the very near future.
AI will shake up the 3D printing industry in more ways than you might realize.
I’m sensing a definite splitting of the 3D print industry in recent years.
How about we actually do all the necessary calibration for 3D printing automatically?
A research paper on a future zero-emission steel future has implications for additive manufacturing.
Another high-profile 3D printing project is underway in Dubai, and I’m a bit suspicious.
Marine use of 3D print technology should be booming, but it isn’t, at least not yet.