As the manufacturing industry comes together again, digital processes like additive manufacturing are taking up more space.
A successful 2021 edition of North America’s largest industrial 3D printing event has some interesting implications for in-person shows.
RAPID + TCT returned to the real world, and so did we with the recommencement of North America’s largest 3D printing event.
The Ceramics Expo returned for 2021, and we were on-site in Cleveland for a look at 3D printing at the in-person event.
In-person industry events are moving from pandemic wish list item to real-world happenings — but what does that look like in practice?
After a postponement of their 2020 event due to the worldwide pandemic, Rapid+TCT is back again in 2021.
On May 25 and 26, 2021, Cimquest held its annual Xpand3D event, virtually.
On May 25 and 26, 2021, Cimquest held its annual Xpand3D event, virtually.
It’s nice to think 2021 means a return to in-person events for the 3D printing industry, but such a return isn’t a linear proposal.
Charles Goulding Jr. takes a look at some of the spectacle, including 3D printed and high-tech, at the upcoming Expo 2020.
I’ve been thinking about AMUG’s decision to host their 2021 event in person only a few months from now.
With recently announced changes, two major spring 3D printing events are set to take place in person — but not only in the spring.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi take a look at this year’s virtual CES.
Now that Formnext 2020 is a wrap, in the digital form of Formnext Connect, we can take a step back and gauge the value of a massive virtual event.
The biggest event in additive manufacturing looks a bit different this year, as Formnext Connect connects us virtually.
Next week, 3Dnatives’ ADDITIV digital World event is set to virtually gather expertise in additive manufacturing from NASA to Ford, with plenty of time to network with the industry.
An interesting talk at the third episode of the ongoing 3DEXPERIENCE: A Virtual Journey revealed some hints about what may happen in additive manufacturing’s future.
The TIPE 3D Printing conference is coming up in January, gearing up to offer the additive manufacturing industry a new resource for expert presentations and networking.
The 3D printing industry’s largest show has made the wise decision to go fully virtual for 2020.
Charles R. Goulding reflects on a high-profile 3D printing shoutout.
Experts from MakerBot, CONTEXT, and Mobility goes Additive address questions of 3D printing in supply chains based on remote work and distributed manufacturing.
With in-person events still virtually a no-go, the 3D printing industry has been going virtual — and it’s perhaps working out better than we might have predicted.
Charles R. Goulding considers the prospect of trade show rethinking for the 3D printing industry.
The massive biannual International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) has been cancelled for 2020.
With the cancellation of countless in-person 3D print events, companies have leveraged technology to keep in contact with clients and prospects in unique ways.
3D printing’s largest event is still planning to go on, in-person, this November.
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman review a recent webinar discussing the 3D printing of electronics.
With so many virtual events popping up, we all need to consider strategies when it comes to tuning in.
New video series launches are keeping conversations going in the 3D printing industry.
Yesterday, Fabbaloo held our Rapid-Fire Interview Day, through which we spoke with three dozen 3D printing industry participants.
We’ve been discussing a lot about virtual 3D printing events lately, as current global circumstance is keeping us physically separated.
Fabbaloo’s Rapid-Fire Interview Day is coming up this Thursday, 23 April!
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi dig into the metrics of return on investment from trade shows.
Fabbaloo will be hosting a day of virtual interviews to touch base directly with 3D printing companies and catch up on their latest.
With the near-future 3D printing event calendar effectively wiped clear, Formnext sees a light at the end of the tunnel.
With face-to-face events cancelled in the face of pandemic, the 3D printing community is still connecting with new virtual offerings.
This list is intended to be an at-a-glance resource for which events have been impacted, and how, in the 2020 3D printing calendar.
The spring 3D printing calendar is usually filled with travel to major trade shows, conferences, and events — but not for 2020.
Women in 3D Printing is pleased to introduce its first annual conference.
Popular 3D printing event Additive World has announced that the conference will proceed in the face of coronavirus — but is now digital and free.
Another 3D printing event has been impacted by coronavirus countermeasures.
Greer Veon and Preeti Sulibhavi of R&D Tax Savers look back at Cimquest’s Xpand3D Exhibition 2019.
It’s National Manufacturing Day, perfect for a meeting of the minds to discuss additive manufacturing.
Charles Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi of R&D Tax Savers share their experience with HP 3D printing at the recent Cimquest Roadshow.
The best way to learn about 3D printing is directly — so go to the events.
If you invest in 3D print companies, how do you find them? Opportunities are scarce, yet additive manufacturing companies need investment.
Steve Kelly, Liam Nixon and Cameron Torti of R&D Tax Savers review 3D printing as seen at the recent PLASTEC East Expo.
Industry expert Todd Grimm set the stage for RAPID + TCT 2019 with a speedy rundown of what’s new in 3D printing.
RAPID + TCT 2019 was a busy week in 3D printing, with plenty to see and a lot to learn.
RAPID + TCT 2019 is coming to Detroit, and so are we.
IMTS, the massive biennial manufacturing technology show, is set to see 40% more floor space dedicated to additive manufacturing in 2020.
A new report suggests there are an incredible number of additive manufacturing jobs available at companies exhibiting at next week’s RAPID + TCT event.
The Formnext exhibition is set to be by far the world’s largest on 3D printing technologies.
Charles Goulding and Rafaella July of R&D Tax Savers look forward to the upcoming PLASTEC East event and the 3D printing to be on display there.
Bringing people together to understand its business was the key motivation behind FELIXprinters opening up its HQ facility and factory based in the Netherlands on April 1.
I think it’s wonderful that additive manufacturing may be boring: that means it’s getting real.
International Women’s Day is this Friday, March 8, and Women in 3D Printing ambassadors are hosting events around the world.
Team Fabbaloo is in Texas this week for SOLIDWORKS World.
We’re still seeing tech conferences with few or no women or minorities delivering keynotes.
We’re getting ready for SOLIDWORKS World next week in Dallas.
26,919 visitors and 632 exhibitors can’t be wrong: formnext 2018 has made Frankfurt The Place To Be in additive manufacturing each November.
We’re on the way to Frankfurt for formnext 2018: see you there?
Wow. What an adventure. We are very happy to conclude the crowd-sourcing partnership we have conducted with Fabbaloo and reveal the winner of this contest.
Fabbaloo and Rize partnered on a webinar discussing Trends in 3D Printing for Production; Addressing Challenges with Rize.
Dutch Design Week is in full swing, and Fabbaloo friend Rob Blaauboer shares a look at 3D printing at this year’s event.
3D printing is a global industry, and following the business often leads to attending events around the world.
Nano Dimension’s CEO invited me to drop by HQ for a look inside nanotechnology and electronics 3D printing.
As formnext 2018 approaches, we have some thoughts about 3D print marketing.
The morning after XJet’s grand opening for the new Additive Manufacturing Center in Rehovot, Israel, I sat down with CBO Dror Danai to discuss the significance of the move.
Israel-based XJet has opened a $10 million Additive Manufacturing Center, billed as the world’s largest for 3D printing of metals and ceramics.
Many 3D printing companies have emerged since 2009, and almost as many have since shut down. What happens then?
Manufacturing shows offer a glimpse of the latest and greatest in industry — including when that next big thing is industry itself.
Several notable themes presented throughout the duration of TCT Show 2018.
Continuing to look at the highlights of TCT, announcements and partnerships come to light.
After a “big show” hiatus for me personally, I jumped back in last week and headed to the TCT Show 2018.
There are many applications of 3D printing that few know about. How do you discover them?
This year’s IMTS doesn’t just feel bigger than ever; it’s the biggest in the International Manufacturing Technology Show’s history.
Stratasys’ Vice President of Manufacturing provides insights into strong steps forward.
Oh my, where has the time gone?
As this is the tenth anniversary of Fabbaloo, I felt it important to find out more about the mysterious General Fabb, who authors the majority of Fabbaloo’s stories. Fabbaloo: October 27, 2017 is your 10th year Anniversary of Fabbaloo. What was your first story about? General Fabb: You must know that back in those days there really… Continue reading 10 Questions after 10 Years with General Fabb
We’re on the road this week, attending the RAPID + TCT event this week in Pittsburgh.
We’ve added a new section to our interactive Buying Guides: Events.
Whether you’ve been to one or not, if you’re reading this publication you more than likely will at some point in your career. Here’s our tips to get the most out of the experience.
The science of 3D printing was conceived some 30 years ago with intentions of becoming a new form of manufacturing. By 2014, that’s clearly happened. But after attending the opening event of NYC’s first 3D Printshow last night, we have another thought.
If you’re a long time reader of this publication, you’re probably noticing the significant changes we’ve made to the site today. The changes are perhaps the most significant in our seven year history. So what’s changed?
We noticed MakerBot made an appearance at this year’s Gadgetoff in September in New York City. They showed off their amazing Cupcake 3D printer kit, as we’ve covered before. However, that’s not the reason for this post. Instead, we were astonished by all the truly amazing gadgets makers demonstrated at this event. Be sure to… Continue reading Gadgetoff 2009
CPW is MIT‘s “Campus Preview Weekend”, which occurs 16-19 April this week. According to MIT’s tagline: So here’s the experiment: Pour into one MIT campus 1,000 highly charged members of the Class of 2013. Immerse in a saturated solution of classes, special lectures, hands-on activities, campus explorations and faculty encounters. Add several days and nights… Continue reading Next-Make at CPW
Zach Smith of the RepRap Research Foundation is set to conduct a workshop at the O’Reilly ETech Emerging Technology Conference being held March 9-12 in San Jose, California. Zach’s session is scheduled for Monday the 9th in the afternoon, and his session abstract says: An exciting 3 hour workshop led by Zach Smith featuring… Continue reading Oh, Really? RepRap Meets O’Reilly
We missed this one until just now, so it’s already in progress: C.STEM 2008, a conference held this week in Torino, Italy. The conference’s theme is “Breeding Objects”, and offered an interesting selection of presentations and demonstrations. From their website: C.STEM 2008 – BREEDING OBJECTS presents a selection of visionary projects anticipating future developments in… Continue reading C.STEM 2008
It’s not a home, exactly, but at least some components of a prototype home of the future were manufactured on a Z-Corp 3D printer for the “Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling” exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. According to DesignNews on wall: has been fabricated from a… Continue reading 3D PreFab Home
We’ve just reviewed the agenda for the upcoming October 20-23 3D World Systems Conference in Charlotte NC, USA. The conference is intended for professional users of 3D Systems printers, such as the SLA and SLS Pro printers, and is probably not appropriate for hobbyists to attend. However, it’s interesting to note the presentation topics include… Continue reading 3D World Systems Conference
The annual Chaos Communication Conference takes place in Berlin this December, and the call for papers has been issued. Categories include: Hacking, Socieiy, Culture, Community, Science and Making: The ‘Making’ category is all about making and breaking things and the wonderful stuff you can build in your basement or garage. Most welcome are submissions dealing… Continue reading Chaos for 3D Printing at 25c3
Technothreads is an exhibition taking place in Dublin, Ireland from 26 April to 25 July 2008. The purpose of the exhibition is to offer a glimpse into the future of fabric, both from a design and technical point of view. From their website: Conceptual Couture concentrates on the use of science by fashion designers at… Continue reading Fabbing Fabrics
Design and the Elastic Mind is the name of a new exhibit to open in February at New York City’s MOMA. The exhibit will feature the work of Finnish designer Janne Kyttänen, who is one of the founders of Freedom of Creation, a firm we’ve posted on previously. The exhibit runs from February 24th through… Continue reading Design and the Elastic Mind