Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine BASF’s moves in Europe and Asia.
AI Tools Will Change 3D Printing in a Way You Don’t Expect
After looking at several AI tools recently, I’ve realized there is another fundamentally important way AI will affect the 3D printing world.
GoProto Acquires 3D Systems Assets
In a perhaps not-so-surprising announcement, GoProto has acquired 3D Systems’ Australian on-demand 3D print services.
Vietnam: Strong Economy Supply Chain Alternative And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley explore the rising use of 3D printing in Vietnam and impact on global supply chains.
First In-Person Pandemic-Time 3D Print Trade Show Succeeds
It’s been a while, but it appears the first major 3D print trade show to take place in-person during the 2020 pandemic has succeeded.
Are 3D Printer Kickstarters Changing Into Something New?
Crowdfunding ventures for 3D printers seem to have transformed significantly in the past few years, and a recent event is the first of many to come.
3D Printing And The Coronavirus
Coronavirus is on the rise, and so are efforts to deploy 3D printing to combat infection.
Coronavirus Strikes 3D Printing
A significant outbreak of a coronavirus is affecting many things in China and beyond. But could this affect 3D printing?
South Korea: 3D Printing Innovator and a Talented Supply Chain Alternative
Cameron Torti and Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers discuss 3D printing and supply chain considerations in South Korea.
Vietnam and 3D Printing Supply Chain Alternatives
Cameron Torti and Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers examine the potential supply chain impact of 3D printing in Vietnam.
Could Cloned Equipment Be A Bother For Prusa?
Fabbaloo friend and maker Eric Au reports on his use of a Prusa clone 3D printer.
How Cheap are Those Asian 3D Printers, Anyway?
3D printer buyers in the West are accustomed to prices in the thousands for desktop 3D print gear, but what kind of deals could you get if you purchased directly from Asia?
Singapore Investing $30M in 3D Printing
Singapore’s Prime Minister and the country’s Economic Development Board (EDB) announced that Singapore will set aside $30M of its $500M “Future of Manufacturing” fund to create a new 3D Printing center. Housed at the country’s Nanyang Technological University the new $30M center will be a hub of innovation for students and industry alike. According… Continue reading Singapore Investing $30M in 3D Printing
The da Vinci Personal 3D Printer
There’s very few details available about the XYZPrinting da Vinci F1.0 3D printer, made by the team of Taiwan-based Kinpo Electronics and Cal-Comp Electronics, subsidiaries of the Kinpo Group. We do know that the device will sell for only USD$499, one the absolute lowest-priced filament-driven personal 3D printers available today. The new machine… Continue reading The da Vinci Personal 3D Printer
Japan’s Push for 3D Metal Printing
While American and European companies currently dominate the 3D printing market, a joint venture between the Japanese government and the country’s private sector looks to compete soon. While most 3D printers use plastic print material, the Japanese plan is aimed at printing metals. Starting in 2014, the Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry plans… Continue reading Japan’s Push for 3D Metal Printing
i.Materialise Opens In Japan
3D print service i.Materialise has blossomed into a new location: Japan. They now offer their services in Japanese. There’s a production change, too. The print service has long had operations in Belgium, its home base, but now can “partly” produce orders on the Japanese mainland. Language and culture can be a significant barrier,… Continue reading i.Materialise Opens In Japan
The First 3D Printed Fashion Show in Asia
Kuala Lumpur was the scene of the first 3D printed fashion show to take place in Asia. Designer Melinda Looi of Malaysia teamed with 3D print service Materialise to produce the works shown. Five startling creations were shown by models who wore the pieces in bodysuits to focus attention on the 3D printed articles. … Continue reading The First 3D Printed Fashion Show in Asia
Figurines Printed on the spot in Akihabara
Tsukulus Co. of Japan now offers figurine printing at their Akihabara location in Tokyo. Their ZCorp 450 can punch out figurines based on your own designs. Prices for a typical figurine are 8000 yen, or a little over USD$80 each. This seems like the right thing to do, since the “Akihabara Electric Town”… Continue reading Figurines Printed on the spot in Akihabara