Technical advances and the decreasing cost of automation are offsetting the advantages of offshoring.
The shift from prototyping to production implies a great deal more automation must take place in 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi explain how their clients have tackled manufacturing automation.
A German-Ukrainian startup has developed a new system for not only 3D printing, but multifunction manufacturing.
I spoke with 3DQue representatives to find out the latest on their unusual 3D printing technology.
3DQue announced the availability of their 3D printer automation system for several new 3D printer models.
3DQue announced the results of an internal study exploring ways to inexpensively 3D print metal objects.
Wemake answered our questions regarding their prototype belt ejection system for desktop 3D printers.
Digital Metal announced an accessory for their popular DM P2500 high-resolution metal 3D printer.
Robots can pick up on BIM precision and you don’t have to worry about their safety.
3YOURMIND announced they’ve received a massive investment of US$12.4M.
Charles R. Goulding considers advances in automation and where 3D printing fits into this new workflow.
Roboze announced a new system designed to ensure production quality.
A method of adding pick-and-place automation to a 3D printer has been developed.
In discussions with Mosaic Manufacturing I learned more about their revolutionary “Array” 3D printing factory.
A major barrier to 3D printing adoption has long been automation, but what is the best way to achieve it?
AMT announced the availability of financing services.
Triditive Additive Manufacturing has closed a major investment round.
A news release from Purdue University indicates the institution has been quietly developing new methods of automated construction.
MIT has developed a device that can literally produce a fully functional object in one step, with no human intervention.
Charles R. Goulding and Harry Foxman consider Emerson Electric’s Industry 4.0 strategies in staying successful during difficult times.
Oqton announced it has raised a massive US$40M from investors.
I had a quick chat with Yukun Wu, inventor of an interesting accessory for 3D printers.
A relatively quiet announcement from the folks at 3DPrinterOS reveals some very big changes for the company.
Additive Industries announced a partnership with Makino, and this should enable the company to provide significant additional functionality.
I’m looking at Autodrop3d, a company that seems to offer automation solutions for 3D printing.
Three pillars of digital manufacturing updates from HP indicate the latest accelerations in automation, software, and services.
Dutch industrial automation company AM-Flow closed a $4 million Series A round that poises them to accelerate AI-based solutions for 3D printing production lines.
In an additive manufacturing ecosystem that is both constantly evolving yet still fragmented, Lee-Bath Nelson, Co-Founder and VP Business at LEO Lane, looks at why the need for companies to play well together is critical to realizing strategic objectives.
Binder jetting mainstay ExOne is introducing a new 3D printer and automation solution today.
Sintavia and Siemens have announced a three-year agreement to collaborate on end-to-end additive manufacturing software targeting digital automation.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the new normal for robot usage in the 3D printing industry.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the principles of Lean Manufacturing together with rising trends in automation and required social distancing.
Haute Fabrication has a very interesting take on automating metal 3D printing using robotics and virtual reality.
A blog post reveals much of what happens behind the scenes at 3D print service Shapeways.
An Austrian company has developed an incredibly sophisticated end-to-end automation system for metal 3D print post processing.
peel 3D just announced a new professional handheld 3D scanner, the peel 2 CAD, which includes some intriguing workflow simplification features.
Tritone announced a revolutionary 3D printing process called “MoldJet” that 3D prints molds and casts objects during the 3D printing process.
3D printing is a form of automation, but is it contributing to struggles in the economy? Charles Goulding has an opinion on how this is part of Industry 4.0.
What new features are found in COMSOL Multiphysics 5.5? We have a list of new features in the CAD optimization tool.
Could 3D printing bring back jobs? We think it can, but not necessarily in the way you might think.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi of R&D Tax Savers examine the use of 3D printing in new driverless electric vehicles.
Are you a 3D designer and have had your designs stolen? There is a service that might help automatically detect theft and issue takedown notices.
We vistied NXT Factory in Ventura, California for a look inside their new high-speed, high-temperature automated SLS 3D printing systems.
A new startup is reimagining slicing in additive manufacturing.
I visited contract manufacturer The Technology House for a look inside production operations.
iOrthotics has launched a new division for custom orthotics, complete with a digital workflow.
Authentise and Microsoft are collaborating to enhance automation in additive manufacturing workflow.
There have been some very intriguing developments from Prodways Group.
A new company, Pulvermeister GmbH, has produced a prototype of a 3D print post-processing device.
3D printer manufacturer Picaso3D is contemplating a move into the European market.
Automation is coming to 3D printing, and a new system is designed with productivity in mind.
Charles Goulding and Ian Brown of R&D Tax Savers discuss 3D printing in the robotics industry.
Mitsubishi Electric continues with its momentum in additive manufacturing, partnering with Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT).
Automation is becoming very important for 3D printer manufacturers.
A video from Mashable shows a robotic prototype operating MakerBot 3D printers.
DWS is known for their precision resin-based 3D printers, but they seem to have developed an unusual automation system.
We haven’t heard much from MCOR lately, but they’ve just developed a new feature that should save considerable post processing time.
I’m reading about the fascinating progress of Momentum Machines and wondering how their approach could apply to 3D printing.
A contest on Hackaday has resulted in a design that is somewhat similar to Stratasys’ new continuous demonstrator concept.
A recent Kickstarter from OPENCREATORS has shown a 3D printer with features we haven’t seen previously.
I’m looking at an extremely unusual 3D printer design: the Blackbelt.
Coobx has announced a fascinating new 3D printer accessory, the LIFTcell, which provides a significant amount of automation.
Voodoo Manufacturing’s amazing project Skywalker portends an explosive robotic future.
EOS is well known as one of the few true industrial 3D printer manufacturers around, and we examined some of their latest upgrades.
Sometimes you get ideas when in the shower, but I had one while obtaining some fast food recently.
Concept Laser is working towards a significant automation system that could enable easy integration of their equipment into factory environments.
I’m watching a video of a science-fictiony kitchen robot, but wondering how this concept could apply to 3D printing.
This is a big deal: a company has figured out how to perform automated operations on 3D printers.
Although we’ve seen an influx in the amount of 3D printers to hit the market in recent years, there is still only one that completely automates the process from start to finish, and that is the NVPro from NVBOTS.