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.
There could be a massive problem for desktop resin 3D Printing in the future.
I had an interesting conversation with AddiFab recently, and it pointed out what might be a new trend in 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi propose that a Cricut Maker could lead to increased interest in 3D printing, and personal fabrication in general.
Charles R. Goulding and Valentina Alzate have some thoughts about what might transpire in the world of 3D printing in 2023.
Prusa Research is nearing release of their critical Original Prusa XL 3D printer, and it’s a critical step for the Czech company.
I’ve noticed a troubling trend in 3D printing in recent times: unwarranted criticism of alternative technologies, but there’s a reason why it’s happening.
It’s the beginning of a new year, and it’s time for predictions. Anti-predictions, actually.
Charles R. Goulding and Valentina Alzate countdown their top ten 3D print developments for 2022.
At the close of the year, it’s time to reflect on what just happened.
It might not feel like long ago when 3D printers were only accessible to big corporations, tech teams, or people with enormous amounts of money.
This week Luma AI announced a new 3D model generation technology, that while crude today, will ultimately dominate in the future.
I had an idea after roving around Formnext 2022, and it has to do with post processing.
I read about a new sustainable polymer being developed, and had a thought about sustainability in the 3D print world.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi wonder why Ford didn’t use 3D printing to resolve a recent supply chain issue.
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?