Researchers have now probed the mysteries of metal 3D printing with particle accelerators.
Learn How Electroplating Can Strengthen 3D Printed Plastics
After our story about electroplating last week, we were contacted by RePliForm.
Analyzing 3D Print Company Valuations: A 21-Month Review
I’ve been reviewing our weekly 3D print company valuation data, and have some interesting results to report.
Can Your 3D Printed Artwork Last 52,000 Years?
Researchers have analyzed the long-term durability of the most commonly 3D printed materials, PLA and ABS.
Examining 3D Printer Prices: Are They Increasing or Decreasing?
Are 3D printer prices rising or falling? It’s not an easy question to answer.
CASTOR Now Measures 3D Printed Part Carbon Emissions
CASTOR announced a unique environmental feature in their powerful part analysis tool.
CASTOR Can Now Analyze 3D Printing of 2D Designs
CASTOR announced an amazing new capability: analysis of 2D designs.
3D Printer Sales Booming and Busting in 2022
A recent industry report from CONTEXT indicates major shifts in 3D printer purchases in 2022.
Which 3D Print Company Has The Most Patents?
I was curious about the quantity of patents held by several 3D print companies, and decided to investigate.
AddUp’s New Dashboard Offers Real Time Data
AddUp announced a rather comprehensive new dashboard for their AM systems.
It’s Time For The Wohlers Report, 2022 Edition
The 2022 Wohlers report on Additive Manufacturing has been released.
Book of the Week: Why Buildings Fall Down
This week’s selection is “Why Buildings Fall Down” by Matthys Levey and Mario Salvadori.
The Incredible Complexity Of Justifying 3D Printed Applications
Making business sense of a proposed 3D printing application can be a lot more complex than you might imagine.
Fabbaloo’s 2020 Reader Survey Results
We’ve completed an analysis of our 2020 Fabbaloo Reader Survey and here’s what we found.
Demand For 3D Printers Falls, Then Rises
I’m looking at a report from CONTEXT, who provided some numbers for 3D printer sales in 2020.
Benefitting From PPP Expense Analytics With Help From 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider high-tech implications of ongoing PPP loans for businesses.
CASTOR Assists The Transition To Additive Manufacturing
A startup company has developed services to assist the transition to additive manufacturing technologies by performing a sophisticated analysis of target parts.
Why The Rush To Metal 3D Printing?
Why are so many new metal 3D printing companies and services emerging? There are three main reasons for this growth in additive manufacturing.
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.
How To Reclaim More 3D Print Powder Material And Increase 3D Print Quality
You can lose a great deal of expensive 3D printing powder due to limited recycling abilities. But now there may be a way to optimize additive manufacturing powder recycling.
Analyzing The 3D Systems Analysis
I’m reading a report on Seeking Alpha describing the stock price journey of 3D Systems, and have some things to add.
Why So Many 3D Printer Manufacturers?
A report from Gartner suggests there are a record number of 3D printer manufacturers.
Diversity For Additive Manufacturing Report #3 Released
The Diversity For Additive Manufacturing Report #3 report has been released today, International Women’s Day.
Interesting Features in 3DWOX Desktop
I’ve been exploring the latest version of 3DWOX Desktop and bumped into some interesting features.
The Unusual Science of 3D Printed Motion
Researchers at MIT have come up with an ingenious new approach for motion studies using 3D printing.
The Secret Plan for 3D Metal Printing Everything
There seems to be a secret plan by EOS and 3YOURMIND to 3D print a great deal more items than is done today.
Why Use a Free GCODE Analyzer?
There are tons of free utilities available on the internets, and one of them is a free GCODE viewer.
Simulating Your Way out of 3D Printing’s Problems
3D printing is quickly transforming from a method for prototyping and making tooling into a technology for manufacturing end parts.
3YOURMIND to Automatically Find 3D Printable Parts
In what could be a very powerful partnership, 3D model analysis firm 3YOURMIND is working with EOS to identify printable parts.
Cloud-Based Design Analysis: Frustum’s Generate
Optimizing mechanical designs is a complex process and now there’s another option for doing so.
Structural Analysis with Altair HyperWorks’ OptiStruct
Designing a mechanical part requires much more than simply the geometric shape; other factors must be analyzed and accounted for, and that requires powerful software.
Carbon’s Huge M1 Pricing May Not Be Totally Crazy After All
Some analysis shows that Carbon’s recent pricing announcement for their M1 “CLIP”-based 3D printer might not be as stratospheric as you might think.
A Strange Pattern Emerges in 3D Hubs’ December Trends Report
Reading between the lines of 3D Hubs’ latest Trends Report revealed an interesting insight into the state of 3D printer quality.
Cloud-Based 3D Printed Part Stress Analysis Available
Is that part you just designed really going to survive the stress of the machine into which it will be installed? Now there’s an easy way to find out.
A Deeper Look at the Acquisitions of Stratasys and 3D Systems
We previously examined the corporate acquisitions of 3D Systems and Stratasys; now we’ll take a look at what they bought and why they did so.
3D Hubs’ Fascinating April Trends
Peer-to-peer 3D printing network 3D Hubs released its latest report on 3D printing trends.
Buy a 3D Printer or Use a Service?
Sculpteo has done a detailed analysis of the costs involved in choosing whether to use a 3D print service or buy your own 3D printer. We believe their analysis misses one important factor.
The Most Popular 3D Printers Are…
3D printer service 3D Hubs knows quite a bit about the state of personal 3D printers because it’s their business. They provide a service where folks with idle 3D printers can accept 3D print work for payment from the public. By tracking the changes in their population of 3D printer participants, 3D Hubs can… Continue reading The Most Popular 3D Printers Are…
We often hear people asking the question “How big an object can you print on that thing?” The answer depends on which personal 3D printer you’re talking about, because they vary in size considerably. The public’s thinking seems to be “bigger is better”. We’re not so sure. Not only do personal 3D printers vary… Continue reading Size Counts?