China-based 3D print companies are being hit hard by COVID-19.
Electric Bike Popularity Booms Globally and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi suggest 3D printing technology could be used to assist the burgeoning e-bike industry.
More Price Shifting in 3D Printing Materials
With supply chains broken and shipping costs soaring, more companies are altering their pricing in the 3D print space.
What Does A Return To In-Person Industry Events Look Like?
In-person industry events are moving from pandemic wish list item to real-world happenings — but what does that look like in practice?
Custom Designed Toy Projects Play Nice With 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing of toys has taken off during the pandemic.
Markforged Gives Everyone The Week Off
Markforged is shutting down — for a week.
miSHERLOCK: A 3D Printed SARS-CoV-2 Tester
Researchers at Harvard and MIT have developed a 3D printed test device to detect the virus that causes COVID-19.
ERRF 2021 Cancelled
The East Coast RepRap Festival (“ERRF”) has cancelled their 2021 event.
New Generation Supply Chain Management and 3D Printing
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.
U.S.’ Need For PPE Self-Sufficiency and 3D Printing
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.
Heroes of the Pandemic: The Quest for the Perfect Mask
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 Advances Cloud Software Strategy
Materialise detailed their long-term software strategy in a press conference today.
BMF Investigating Production Of 3D Printed Microneedles For COVID-19 Vaccines
BMF has been collaborating with Carnegie-Mellon University on a very promising approach to COVID-19 vaccines.
Design of the Week: KoalaGrip
This week’s selection is the very practical KoalaGrip.
Signs Of 3D Printing Expansion
Could the piqued interest in additive manufacturing persist after the pandemic? Some signs say “Yes”!
Self-Sterilizing 3D Printing Material?
Researchers have developed new polymers that can automatically disinfect themselves, including for SARS-CoV-2.
AMUG To Host 2021 Conference In Person
I’ve been thinking about AMUG’s decision to host their 2021 event in person only a few months from now.
3D Alliances Reseller Survey Reveals 2020 3D Printer Troubles
A new survey has revealed the troubles 3D printer resellers encountered during last year’s catastrophic events.
TCT 3Sixty Now Scheduled For September
Rapid News Group announced their intent to hold the 2021 TCT 3Sixty event over three days this coming September.
Future Trends In Healthcare And 3D Printing
The next time you or someone you love needs care, you may well find your doctor firing up a 3D printer to provide it.
Top 3D Printing Developments Of 2020
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider some of the highlights of 3D printing over the last year.
Nucor Steel’s 2020 3D Printing Program
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine 3D printing initiatives in a major steel firm that showed great promise throughout 2020.
Shapeways CEO Talks 2021 Trends In 3D Printing
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.
Is A Correction Coming In 3D Printing?
“Corrections” are negative financial events that are usually associated with the stock market, but could a correct occur in 3D printing?
How 3D Printing Can Help Us Weather The Ongoing Pandemic
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.
What Happens To Those 3D Printing PPE Factories?
In the spring several 3D printer manufacturers set up “pop up” factories to rapidly produce PPE for the pandemic. But what happens afterwards?
3D Printing’s Pandemic Call To Action
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.
Round 2: The COVID Fight Scores With Help from 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine how 3D printing could make an even bigger splash during the second wave of COVID-19.
Three Reasons To Be Thankful For 3D Printing Against 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.
Design of the Week: Ultimate Self-Adjusting Door Opener 9000
This week’s selection is the “Ultimate Self-adjusting Door Opener 9000” by student Xieshi Zhang, a.k.a. CrazyBlackStone.
3 New Open Source Tools To Aid In Battling COVID-19
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
Design of the Week: The VOCAL Mask
This week’s selection is the The VOCAL Mask by David Angerman.
MakerBot Releases 2020 3D Printing Trends Report
MakerBot has released its 2020 3D Printing Trends Report, and there are some very interesting findings within it.
Desktop 3D Printed Air Management System
Art and utility come together in the sleek 3D printed Air Management System (AMS) Mini.
Formnext 2020 Cancels In-Person Aspect, Goes Fully Virtual
The 3D printing industry’s largest show has made the wise decision to go fully virtual for 2020.
Will Physical 3D Printing Conferences Degrade Into Local Events?
I’ve been puzzling over how our team should handle upcoming physical 3D printing events, and came to a realization.
ExOne Takes A COVID-19 Hit
ExOne announced their financial results for the quarter, and it seems they’ve incurred some COVID-19 effects.
Voodoo Manufacturing Closes, Permanently
We’ve learned that NYC-based Voodoo Manufacturing has closed its doors.
How Is Stratasys Doing During The Pandemic?
Stratasys released their quarterly results, and I reviewed them to see how the pandemic is affecting the giant 3D printer manufacturer.
What’s Happening With Hiring In 3D Printing In 2020?
It’s 2020, one of the worst years, ever. Business is down everywhere, but is this really true in 3D printing?
An Unexpected Bioprinting Advantage Over COVID-19
Researchers have been using bioprinting technology to assist in the development of COVID-19 treatments.
Another Additive Manufacturing Company Pivots
Along with loss and grief, the pandemic has caused a great deal of change. One of those changes has been in 3D printing.
Jabil, COVID-19, And The Value Proposition Of 3D Printing In 2020
Jabil is uniquely situated to address both stop-gap and long-term supply chain needs relating to pandemic response, as a recent conversation highlights.
Design of the Week: Quarantine Haircut Robot
This week’s selection is the scary Quarantine Haircut Robot by YouTuber Shane Wighton.
Microsoft Digital Training And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Alyssa Schneider think on pandemic-driven job market changes and where digital upskilling can help.
3D Printing Single-Use Stethoscopes
Another application for 3D printing in pandemic response has emerged with single-use stethoscopes.
Four New Pandemic-Generated 3D Printing Business Models
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.
From Napkin Sketch To Real Product With You3Dit
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.
Where You Can Find Certified COVID-19 3D Models
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.
Dental 3D Printing Turns To Large-Scale NP Testing Swab Production
As the global pandemic continues, testing supplies remain in high demand — and 3D printing continues to step up to meet needs.
Not Slowing Down: RIZE Execs Discuss New 3D Printer, Alliance, Workflows
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.
Meet The RIZE 2XC: Debut 3D Printer From The RIZIUM Alliance
RIZE is introducing a new 3D printer, developed with Sindoh, that represents an interesting professional desktop composite system.
New French Organization Covid3D Creates 24-7 3D Printing Factory for 40 Hospitals
A Paris hospital has organized a 3D print factory specifically for healthcare PPE applications.
Advanced Materials Helping 3D Printing Adapt To COVID-19 Response
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 Announces COVID-19 Protocols For Fall Event
Formnext, the largest 3D printing event worldwide, announced more about how they intend on holding the event this coming November.
3D Printing Is Emerging
The COVID-19 crisis has shown deficiencies in the supply chain, providing opportunity for democratization of production with 3D printing.
Auto Part Manufacturers And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley look into the place of 3D printing in a reshaped auto part supply chain.
The New European Aerospace Supply Chain Leaders & 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss the potential place of 3D printing in the reshaping aerospace supply chain.
IMTS 2020 Cancelled In The Face Of COVID-19
The massive biannual International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) has been cancelled for 2020.
Is It Time To Shut Down Smaller 3D Printed PPE Operations?
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.
Where To Send Your 3D Printed PPE Press Releases
We’re not the ones who need to see the announcement that you’re 3D printing face shields.
Patenting Pandemic Designs?
3D printing has really stepped up to the plate in pandemic response — but what happens with those designs post-pandemic?
Design of the Week: Glove Remover
This week’s selection is the Glove Remover by digital advertising agency atoll.
Could The Pandemic Cause 3D Printer Company Tranformations?
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 Expands Offerings In No Small Measure
HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing is introducing a new material along with several other 3D printing announcements today.
Cad Crowd Announces Winners of COVID-19 Design Contest
3D modeling freelancer site Cad Crowd announced the winners of their COVID-19 Design Contest.
Ultraviolet C Robots And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman check out 3D printing used for building new robots that may help slow the spread of pandemic.
Bellus3D Provides Unusual COVID-19 Service
Bellus3D, a 3D scanning company, has developed a way to provide a customized 3D print to make face masks far more effective.
Formlabs Client Demonstrates Immense Production Flexibility Using 3D Printing
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 And The Small Business Pivot Toward A Localized Supply Chain
3D printing is enabling many a small business the agility to pivot operations toward localizing their supply chains.
Three Business Revelations During COVID-19
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.
Innovating Out Of Downturn
Pandemic-driven transitioning is leading to an interesting long-term reconfiguration of factory work.
Still A Go: Formnext Planning For November Event
3D printing’s largest event is still planning to go on, in-person, this November.
Design of the Week: Coronavirus
This week’s selection is the Coronavirus model by noted 3D artist Joshua Harker.
The Unexpected Transformation of Photocentric
Photopolymer resin and 3D printer manufacturer Photocentric is undergoing a transformation, as many 3D printer manufacturers are doing these days.
Updates From Authentise: Free License For Those 3D Printing For COVID-19 Response
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.
Like Many Companies, Stratasys Took A Hit In Q1 2020
3D printer manufacturer Stratasys released their financials for the first quarter of 2020, and unsurprisingly they took a blow from the COVID-19 crisis.
Georgia Tech Researchers Advise DIY Mask Makers with Advanced Aerosol Instrumentation
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.
Desktop 3D Printing Opens Up Pandemic Response, Continues Beyond
One Californian company has been using its deep-seated desktop 3D printing expertise to broaden maker response to COVID-19.
Ricoh Europe Takes Control Of Its Own 3D Printing Destiny
After a few months wondering what was going on with Ricoh’s 3D printing strategy, we spoke with the team for an update.
Not A Surprise: TCT 3Sixty 2020 Cancelled
In a move that could have been predicted, the organizers of TCT 3Sixty 2020 have decided to cancel the upcoming 3D printing event.
HP Connects The Internal Dots To Mobilize 3D Printing: Part Two
HP has been working internally and with its global partner network to mobilize 3D printing efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19.
HP Connects The Internal Dots To Mobilize 3D Printing: Part One
HP shares details of their internal and external teamwork to bring 3D printing into play to join the fight against COVID-19.
SPEE3D’s Anti-Viral Copper 3D Prints Deployed
A validated COVID-19 utility solution announced by SPEE3D has now been adopted by a government agency.
3D Systems Release First COVID-19 Period Financials
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 Layoffs Suggest Problems Ahead For Metal 3D Printing
GE announced it is cutting loose another 13,000 jobs, and this may have big implications for the 3D printing industry.
The Light at the End of the Tunnel: 3D Printing for Safe Infection-Removing Ultraviolet Light
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi dig into 3D printing and sanitizing efforts with UV light.
Start Your Own 3D Printer Farm With RaiseOcto
Raise3D has opened up their RaiseCloud to third party devices, making it possible for anyone to build a 3D printer farm.
Thoughts From The 3D Printing Store
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.
Free Access To Fusion 360 — For A Short Time
Autodesk is offering use of their powerful CAD tool, Fusion 360, at no charge for a limited time to help emergency COVID-19 efforts.
3D Printing Drug Compounding Becomes More Relevant During The Coronavirus Crisis
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine drug compounding with 3D printing technology.
3D Technologies And Healthcare Accessibility
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.
Encouraging Continued 3D Printing Innovation Throughout The Coronavirus Pandemic
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look to 3D printing for innovation in tough times.
MakerOS’ Overflow COVID-19 Network
MakerOS has quickly created an effective cloud-based system to handle dynamic orders for 3D printed PPE.
2020: The Year Of The 3D Printing Webinar
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.