After looking at several AI tools recently, I’ve realized there is another fundamentally important way AI will affect the 3D printing world.
One 3D printer does not fill all application needs, and that’s demonstrated by Lithoz’s product set.
Global manufacturing has reached an inflection point.
Software has become increasingly important in 3D printing in multiple dimensions.
I’ve learned of another advantage to manufacturing using 3D printing that I hadn’t considered.
Post processing was for a long time the forgotten step in 3D printing. Now, that’s changing.
Water-washable 3D printer resin is increasing in availability, but what are the real advantages of using it?
There’s often said to be a “race to the bottom” with desktop 3D printers. What happens when we get there?
So you’ve decided to buy a desktop 3D printer, but when is the best time to do so?
This week GE Additive announced a very different 3D printer that could dramatically change manufacturing.
We’ve all heard about 3D printers printing with carbon fiber, but what about a 3D printer MADE FROM carbon fiber?
Many things are recycled in 3D printing, but what about IPA?
I’m wondering why there isn’t a standard format for 3D print slicing profiles.
Could we see problems in the supply of 3D print materials in the near future?
What’s the difference between “FDM” and “FFF” anyway?
Construction 3D printing should eventually be a massive business, but when, exactly, will this occur?
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at recent events and how they are changing glass production.
I’ve been doing some thinking about what might unfold in the next year or so.
I’m reading a brief from AM Solutions that talks about post processing, and there are some interesting points.
If you intend on buying a 3D printer, maybe you should not consider buying one from a “normal” retailer.
Charles R. Goulding provides thoughts on the relationship between 3D technology and dinosaurs.
I’m beginning to have my doubts about the benefit of “power fail recovery” for FFF 3D printers.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi propose increased use of 3D printing to help refurbish liquidated products.
Sometimes the new can be “too new”.
Security is an often ignored part of additive manufacturing.
Carbon fiber is a more frequently seen material in 3D printing, but should it be in all materials?
It seems to me that Prusa Research is gradually moving into professional and industrial 3D printing markets.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing could aid consumer repair activities.
Charles R. Goulding and Julia Wallace review the findings of a recent panel discussion on use of AM technology in the US military.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the concept of refurbished items and how 3D printing could help move it forward.
Until very recently, the idea of three-dimensional printing seemed somewhat futuristic.
Mass personalization and customization could be the catalysts for industrial change and the adoption of 3D printing for production.
New companies are not selling their printers—they’re selling your parts.
Recent controversies at popular 3D model repositories expose a fundamental problem with 3D content.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at developments from Caterpillar.
Charles R. Goulding and Julia Wallace look at the how 3D bioprinting may open new possibilities for women’s health.
A surprising thing is happening on Kickstarter: tons of money for 3D printers.
I’ve been wondering why PLA is still the most popular 3D printing material, and have some thoughts.
Charles R. Goulding and Matt Selman examine how a recent increase in robotic system sales might affect 3D printing activity.
I’ve been playing with the power recovery feature on some desktop 3D printers, and realized how complex this feature can be.
As the manufacturing world continues to evolve, additive manufacturing offers solutions to achieve sustainable manufacturing.
I caught a glimpse of a potential future for 3D modeling tools, and it’s breathtaking.
I sat in on a discussion with HP executives and users to learn more about the company’s work with industrial additive manufacturing.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at ways 3D printing could be used to offset inflationary factors.
Charles Goulding & Andressa Bonafe examine the possibilities of 3D printing with the metaverse.
Charles R. Goulding reviews The Exponential Age, which places 3D printing at the forefront of transformation.
What are some interesting ways that MakerBot and Ultimaker could fit together?
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley look at how those in automotive companies might take advantage of current economic conditions to advance 3D print technology.
Those categories would be “dangerous” and “less dangerous”.
Charles Goulding & Andressa Bonafe examine how NFTs could make considerable use of 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider the possibility of using 3D printing to create sampuru.
Charles R. Goulding looks at recent defense spending changes in the UK and how that may affect use of 3D printing.
What’s your print time? If you’re using a resin 3D printer, it’s longer than you think.
There’s always been a divide between the world of part production and the world of prototyping, but in recent times the gap between them is closing.
Charles R. Goulding and Randall Rothbort look at the influence of retail change on 3D printing.
Prices of almost everything are rising, but how can you tell if 3D printer prices are rising?
There are dozens of different software tools to produce 3D models for 3D printing, but all fall into four categories.
Prices are rising everywhere these days, and one has to wonder if 3D printing will follow that same path.
Here are my thoughts on seven completely new features I’d like to see on desktop resin 3D printers.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how capital expenditures will increase after the pandemic and how they could benefit 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi have some thoughts about what might transpire in the world of 3D printing during 2022.
What are the remaining barriers to mass use of additive manufacturing?
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi suggest more use of 3D printing for toy manufacturing could be considered.
I’ve been wondering about the actual logistics of using 3D printing in military settings, and its a bit more gray than black and white.
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine look at how construction 3D printing might avert future disasters.
Fabbaloo readers are highly likely to own a 3D printer they operate themselves, but why don’t other people have them, too?
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi predict areas of interest for 3D printing based on the recent CES event.
Many Asia-based desktop 3D printer manufacturers suffer from a key limitation that holds back their growth.
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine look at recent mergers in the transportation industry and see how they could benefit from 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how buildings could be 3D printed on another planet.
Charles R. Goulding and Arianna Coger look at how a children’s TV show pivot could make good use of 3D printing technology.
A resurgence in popularity for vinyl music coincided with the democratization of 3D printing technologies.
Well, well — it’s the beginning of another year, and time for some forward thinking.
The year 2021 has ended, and it’s time to look back to see what happened in 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing.
Charles R. Goulding and Arianna Coger look at how 3D technology usage could increase at J&J.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi see an opening for additional 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine look at how leasing moves could affect the production of 3D printed aviation parts.
BigRep published an interesting piece explaining how they break down the features in “smart 3D printing”.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing technology could be used in the children’s entertainment business.
Charles Goulding and Joseph Castine look at how 3D printing technology might alleviate some of the current construction procurement challenges.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing countless industries, and its machine learning capabilities are capable of transforming additive manufacturing as well.
Charles R. Goulding and Harry Foxman look at how the pandemic could encourage fashion makers to use more 3D printing technology.
Last week Prusa Research unveiled their new Original Prusa XL large format 3D printer, and there are a number of interesting implications.
Charles R. Goulding and Mindy Zhu look at how 3D printing could capitalize on the Squid Game craze.
The business case for using additive manufacturing has always been challenging for many industries, but now things are becoming much clearer.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the use of 3D printing by Texas A&M students.
For many years, construction 3D printing has been mostly experimental or demonstrative. Now, that may be changing.
3D printing innovations have had a positive impact on so many different industries.
Charles R. Goulding and Arianna Coger examine the relationship between increased interest in ESG and additive manufacturing.
Another week and more news on a dedicated cleaning station. But why so many announcements?
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the possibilities and risks of using 3D printing to overcome supply chain challenges.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the relevance of DIY 3D printing projects.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the possibiliites of 3D printing for the bicycle industry.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the value of 3D printing technology for Allbirds, a footwear manufacturer.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the challenging state of affairs in large scale manufacturing.