Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi suggest 3D printing technology could be used to assist the burgeoning e-bike industry.
With supply chains broken and shipping costs soaring, more companies are altering their pricing in the 3D print space.
In-person industry events are moving from pandemic wish list item to real-world happenings — but what does that look like in practice?
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing of toys has taken off during the pandemic.
Markforged is shutting down — for a week.
Researchers at Harvard and MIT have developed a 3D printed test device to detect the virus that causes COVID-19.
The East Coast RepRap Festival (“ERRF”) has cancelled their 2021 event.
3D printing technology is evolving so fast that university supply chain programs and manufacturing supply chain departments need to have regular 3D printing continuing education.
It is well recognized that the 3D printing industry has stepped up and made a major contribution in supplying large volumes of critical PPE equipment including masks, apparel, swabs, and parts for ventilators and respirators.
Last year, COVID-19 caused many of us to take a step back, but for some it was a chance to take a step forward.
Materialise detailed their long-term software strategy in a press conference today.
BMF has been collaborating with Carnegie-Mellon University on a very promising approach to COVID-19 vaccines.
This week’s selection is the very practical KoalaGrip.
Could the piqued interest in additive manufacturing persist after the pandemic? Some signs say “Yes”!
Researchers have developed new polymers that can automatically disinfect themselves, including for SARS-CoV-2.
I’ve been thinking about AMUG’s decision to host their 2021 event in person only a few months from now.
A new survey has revealed the troubles 3D printer resellers encountered during last year’s catastrophic events.
Rapid News Group announced their intent to hold the 2021 TCT 3Sixty event over three days this coming September.
The next time you or someone you love needs care, you may well find your doctor firing up a 3D printer to provide it.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider some of the highlights of 3D printing over the last year.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine 3D printing initiatives in a major steel firm that showed great promise throughout 2020.
As 2020 finally winds down, I sat down for a chat with Greg Kress, CEO of Shapeways, for a chat about the trends that will shape 3D printing in 2021.
“Corrections” are negative financial events that are usually associated with the stock market, but could a correct occur in 3D printing?
We’re going to take a look at a few key areas in which 3D printing, as an accessible form of manufacturing, is useful to weather the pandemic.
In the spring several 3D printer manufacturers set up “pop up” factories to rapidly produce PPE for the pandemic. But what happens afterwards?
COVID-19 took the healthcare system by storm (and surprise). We had little time to prepare and lots of lives at stake. 3D printing is trying to balance the playing field by responding to worldwide calls to action.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine how 3D printing could make an even bigger splash during the second wave of COVID-19.
COVID-19 has been a substantial part of our lives for the majority of this year and we’re very thankful for all of the innovators who took the initiative to help alleviate the impact of this pandemic.
This week’s selection is the “Ultimate Self-adjusting Door Opener 9000” by student Xieshi Zhang, a.k.a. CrazyBlackStone.
During times of uncertainty, Michigan Tech’s Open Sustainability Technology (MOST) Lab doles out three new open source tools in response to the ongoing pandemic. The MOST Lab With advancements in technologies like 3D printing, people can share their designs with people across the world from them in a way that allows them to replicate medical-grade… Continue reading 3 New Open Source Tools To Aid In Battling COVID-19
This week’s selection is the The VOCAL Mask by David Angerman.
MakerBot has released its 2020 3D Printing Trends Report, and there are some very interesting findings within it.
Art and utility come together in the sleek 3D printed Air Management System (AMS) Mini.
The 3D printing industry’s largest show has made the wise decision to go fully virtual for 2020.
I’ve been puzzling over how our team should handle upcoming physical 3D printing events, and came to a realization.
ExOne announced their financial results for the quarter, and it seems they’ve incurred some COVID-19 effects.
We’ve learned that NYC-based Voodoo Manufacturing has closed its doors.
Stratasys released their quarterly results, and I reviewed them to see how the pandemic is affecting the giant 3D printer manufacturer.
It’s 2020, one of the worst years, ever. Business is down everywhere, but is this really true in 3D printing?
Researchers have been using bioprinting technology to assist in the development of COVID-19 treatments.
Along with loss and grief, the pandemic has caused a great deal of change. One of those changes has been in 3D printing.
Jabil is uniquely situated to address both stop-gap and long-term supply chain needs relating to pandemic response, as a recent conversation highlights.
This week’s selection is the scary Quarantine Haircut Robot by YouTuber Shane Wighton.
Charles R. Goulding and Alyssa Schneider think on pandemic-driven job market changes and where digital upskilling can help.
Another application for 3D printing in pandemic response has emerged with single-use stethoscopes.
The pandemic is far from over, but its effect on 3D printing business is becoming clear; we list 4 new business models for 3D printing.
Starting from nothing and getting to a finished product is a daunting proposal, but there are ways to de-risk innovation with the right service.
The US FDA has been engaged with other parties to assist in the use of community 3D printing resources to confront the COVID-19 crisis.
As the global pandemic continues, testing supplies remain in high demand — and 3D printing continues to step up to meet needs.
Executives from RIZE connect the dots in the company’s newly announced 3D printer, depth of the RIZIUM Alliance, and what we can expect to see coming next.
RIZE is introducing a new 3D printer, developed with Sindoh, that represents an interesting professional desktop composite system.
A Paris hospital has organized a 3D print factory specifically for healthcare PPE applications.
The 3D printing industry has been a beacon of manufacturing hope during the pandemic outbreak — thanks in large part to materials that have proven up to the task.
Formnext, the largest 3D printing event worldwide, announced more about how they intend on holding the event this coming November.
The COVID-19 crisis has shown deficiencies in the supply chain, providing opportunity for democratization of production with 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley look into the place of 3D printing in a reshaped auto part supply chain.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss the potential place of 3D printing in the reshaping aerospace supply chain.
The massive biannual International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) has been cancelled for 2020.
Over the past few months most regions have self-organized informal 3D printed PPE networks, but perhaps it’s time to consider shutting them down.
We’re not the ones who need to see the announcement that you’re 3D printing face shields.
3D printing has really stepped up to the plate in pandemic response — but what happens with those designs post-pandemic?
This week’s selection is the Glove Remover by digital advertising agency atoll.
After seeing 3D printer companies make fundamental transformations in their business models, I’m wondering if this is a trend.
HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing is introducing a new material along with several other 3D printing announcements today.
3D modeling freelancer site Cad Crowd announced the winners of their COVID-19 Design Contest.
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman check out 3D printing used for building new robots that may help slow the spread of pandemic.
Bellus3D, a 3D scanning company, has developed a way to provide a customized 3D print to make face masks far more effective.
One of Formlabs’ clients has been saved from catastrophe during the COVID-19 crisis in a way that demonstrates the incredible power of 3D printing.
3D printing is enabling many a small business the agility to pivot operations toward localizing their supply chains.
Anna Zevelyov, the CEO of 3D scanner company Thor3D, examines three revelations when it comes to conducting business during and beyond the time of COVID-19.
Pandemic-driven transitioning is leading to an interesting long-term reconfiguration of factory work.
3D printing’s largest event is still planning to go on, in-person, this November.
This week’s selection is the Coronavirus model by noted 3D artist Joshua Harker.
Photopolymer resin and 3D printer manufacturer Photocentric is undergoing a transformation, as many 3D printer manufacturers are doing these days.
In the face of global supply chain shortages, it’s all hands on deck to help in the 3D printing industry — including on the software side.
3D printer manufacturer Stratasys released their financials for the first quarter of 2020, and unsurprisingly they took a blow from the COVID-19 crisis.
Since late March, a team of Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) researchers have been providing recommendations for readily available materials to use as filters in homemade face masks.
One Californian company has been using its deep-seated desktop 3D printing expertise to broaden maker response to COVID-19.
After a few months wondering what was going on with Ricoh’s 3D printing strategy, we spoke with the team for an update.
In a move that could have been predicted, the organizers of TCT 3Sixty 2020 have decided to cancel the upcoming 3D printing event.
HP has been working internally and with its global partner network to mobilize 3D printing efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19.
HP shares details of their internal and external teamwork to bring 3D printing into play to join the fight against COVID-19.
A validated COVID-19 utility solution announced by SPEE3D has now been adopted by a government agency.
It’s the end of the first quarter of 2020 and financial results are now appearing, showing the first effects of COVID-19 on major 3D printing companies. We look at what the company did.
GE announced it is cutting loose another 13,000 jobs, and this may have big implications for the 3D printing industry.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi dig into 3D printing and sanitizing efforts with UV light.
Raise3D has opened up their RaiseCloud to third party devices, making it possible for anyone to build a 3D printer farm.
We had a chat with Debra Wilcox of The 3D Printing Store to find out her thoughts on 3D printing sales, operations during the crisis and the future of 3D printing in manufacturing.
Autodesk is offering use of their powerful CAD tool, Fusion 360, at no charge for a limited time to help emergency COVID-19 efforts.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine drug compounding with 3D printing technology.
From providing new methods for conducting healthcare appointments to improving diagnostics, 3D technologies promise improved quality of life for patients with a vast array of health needs.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look to 3D printing for innovation in tough times.
MakerOS has quickly created an effective cloud-based system to handle dynamic orders for 3D printed PPE.
Yes, we’ll primarily remember 2020 as the Year of Pandemic, but it’s quickly taking on another face: the Year of the 3D Printing Webinar.
One of the benefits of 3D printing that’s kept the technology in the front lines against COVID-19 has been its speed — and now we need to look at SPEE3D too.