A report from software company Shipbuilder suggests the ship building industry may be next up to take on 3D printing at scale.
A concerned reader has suggested additional reasons why it’s so challenging for industry to adopt 3D print technology.
For some reason there are still an astonishing number of businesses that have not yet taken up 3D printing.
I’ve been hearing more mentions of “Industry 4.0” and “3D Printing” in the same sentence. What does this all mean?
While some readers might think getting into 3D printing is as simple as buying a machine and powering it up, that’s definitely not the case for industry users.
I’ve been thinking more about the implications of Stratasys’ industrial 3D printing announcement last week.
A few months ago, Stratasys announced one of the most powerful 3D printers ever, the J750. But how can you actually use one?
I’m reading a piece in TechCrunch by Signe Brewster entitled “Whatever happened to 3D printing?” and have some thoughts.
Yesterday I wrote about Olivier van Herpt’s amazing ceramic 3D printer, but I’ve been wondering what the implications of such a machine could be. They are huge.
For quite some time, the only manufacturer of industrial thermoplastic extrusion, or fused deposition modeling (FDM), 3D printers was Stratasys, a leader in the 3D printing space that only became more powerful after merging with Israel’s Objet in 2012.
In the middle of Silicon Valley lies the headquarters of an advanced 3D printing company: Arevo Labs, who produce some extremely interesting materials and software.
If there ever was a 3D printer that bridges the gap between expensive industrial 3D printers and inexpensive desktop machines, the AON is it.
3D print technology has been in existence for decades, but it can’t do everything. There are things it is good at, and others it isn’t good at doing.
SMARTTECH 3D announced a powerful 3D scanner designed for industrial use: the SMARTTECH 3D Robotized.
We’ve been looking at a new 3D print service that has been running for only 1.5 years: Xometry.
Autodesk introduced a new product called, “Within” that generates lattice structures within 3D models. It could change everything.
GE Aviation has side projects. Side projects are cool. The Angel Trumpet 3D printed jet engine is one such side project.
A simple snow shovel attachment project made extensive use of 3D printing technology to develop a unique product.
RepRap 3D printers are for hobbyists, right? For tinkerers who like to build their own machines? Not always, if you were to ask the brothers Kühling & Kühling, who produce the RepRap Industrial 3D printer. This machine is a pre-assembled RepRap machine specifically designed for industrial use. What makes it so? We noticed multiple… Continue reading The RepRap Industrial
The traditional process for making plastic parts is to first create a metal mold into which hot plastic is injected. After the plastic cools, remove the mold and you have your plastic part. This is called, “injection molding”. People owning a 3D printer have wondered how to print a injection-capable mold, but it’s obviously… Continue reading 3D Printing an Injection Mold?
For those accustomed to digital manufacturing using 3D printing, it’s becoming hard to imagine how companies designed products in the past. Today’s leading companies use a digital process to create their offerings, and that’s precisely what Withings did to develop their latest smart scale. Withings, if you don’t know, produce an amazing personal weight… Continue reading Withings New Scale Rescued By 3D Printing
In a recently released report, independent market research firm IDTechEx found that the 3D printing market did an impressive billion dollars in business in 2012, and that by 2025 it could reach four billion in total sales. In the study, titled “3D Printing 2013-2025: Technologies, Markets, Players,” IDTechEx argues that 3D printing sector growth… Continue reading Demand for 3D Printers Continues to Grow