What is “AM Forward” all about and will it work?
The Biden administration announced a series of new policies related to “ghost guns” that might affect 3D printing.
3D printing advances as a national security asset.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine how new U.S. government funding may affect use of 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at areas of investment by the U.S. infrastructure bill that may be major opportunities for 3D print technology.
Stratasys announced a new data security platform called ProtectAM.
Industry and academia team up in Ireland for a high-tech approach to fighting drug smuggling.
Charles Goulding Jr. examines the new US initiative to Build Back Better and how the 3D printing industry is set for a major role.
Charles R. Goulding and Randall Rothbort dig further into 3D printing implications of Biden’s “Buy American” program and Manufacturing Extension Partnerships.
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata consider where 3D printing may fit into the latest plan for USPS trucks.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley consider the Pentagon’s leadership in robotics, and where 3D printing plays a role.
Charles R. Goulding and Randy Rothbort examine 3D printing implications of the U.S. government-backed “Buy American” strategy.
The US Department of Defense has released a detailed strategy for their use of additive manufacturing technology in coming years.
The government of India is set to develop a new policy regarding 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding contemplates the place of 3D printing and other specific Industry 4.0 technologies as they relate to government-driven tech priorities.
Charles R. Goulding and Alyssa Schneider take a look at the recently established US Digital Service Academy.
Charlie Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider some applications of 3D printing in an upcoming major infrastructure bill.
Michael Weinberg is seeking information from the public on 3D printers that employ various mechanisms to ensure the use of proprietary materials.
Recently I had a chance to speak with Doug Krone, the CEO of Dynamism, about the latest crisis developments.
In a story that’s been unfolding for quite a few years, nearly half the states in the US have petitioned the US federal government to remove 3D printable weapon models.
Dental 3D printing company Structo has closed a funding round that includes government-linked investment.
Charles Goulding, Preeti Sulibhavi, and Peter Favata of R&D Tax Savers explore 3D printing as an alternative to Chinese sourcing for drone components.
How can you learn additive manufacturing? Where can you get experience at a low cost? One state seems to have figured out a way to do so.
Focus is on Australia as GE Additive has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the New South Wales Government to bring industrial 3D printing capabilities to the new Aerotropolis project.
3D printed data models are helping the Sierra Leone government make decisions about educational policy.
The Filipino Department of Science and Technology has announced plans to build a new research-focused manufacturing center.
Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafe from R&D Tax Savers discuss US/China trade tariffs and opportunities for 3D printing.
Charles Goulding and Tricia Genova of R&D Tax Savers discuss auto parts 3D printing and the impact of the US/Mexico trade treaty.
A special hearing will be held this month at the US government to highlight recent innovations in 3D printing technologies.
A team from the Smithsonian performed an extremely detailed 3D scan of US President Obama.
British PM David Cameron knows a bit more about 3D printing than we imagined: He’s just presented a 3D printed gift to Israeli President Shimon Peres.
A brief mention of 3D printing occurred during US President Barack Obama’s annual State of the Union Address last week. Apparently the high-tech manufacturing hubs previously announced by that administration were successful.
We believe it’s huge and growing, but it’s always good to evidence of this, which we noticed in a comment thread on io9, where they had asked the intriguing question, “what do you want to 3D print?” While the answers from the io9 audience ranged from sports to gaming to medical to toys to… Continue reading Presidential Interest In 3D Printing?
US President Obama announced a competition to land three new manufacturing centers, to follow on the success of the first Ohio-based center, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. The original intention was to launch some fifteen manufacturing centers, and these three centers bring the USA closer to that goal. They’re actually manufacturing centers, but… Continue reading Obama Announces Three More 3D Printing Centers
Last year Public Knowledge organized a small conference in Washington DC with the objective of providing real information to US legislators on the new topic of personal 3D printing. Now it appears they’re doing a repeat on April 24th. They say: Come see the remarkable, disruptive technology of 3D printing in person. Chat with… Continue reading 3D DC Rides Again
You’re looking at a picture of Stephen McKendry-Smith of Manitoba’s Industrial Technology Centre. This organization is a government-funded operation dedicated to economic development, particularly in the use of new technologies such as 3D printing. The ITC now has a Dimension SST1200es onsite that they use to demonstrate 3D printing concepts and technology to interested… Continue reading A Visit to the ITC
Last Friday US President Obama announced a new initiative to increase US competitiveness in manufacturing: the Advanced Manufacturing Process Partnership, or AMP. The goal is to create lots of high value manufacturing jobs. A good idea, but what does it involve? It’s a bit of a money shuffle between various existing programs, but in… Continue reading More Money For 3D Printing?
What? We think of Fab Labs as independent operations supplying a focus for local fabrication activities, channeling ideas, tools, techniques, parts and space together where Great Things Evolve. Typically they spring up out of grassroots ideas from strong proponents who just make it happen, sometimes with local academic or corporate sponsorship. But now we read… Continue reading US Government To Operate Fab Labs?