Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi explore the ongoing construction of wood homes in hurricane prone coastal areas and the advantage of 3D printed homes.
3DPrinterOS and Polymaker announced a very intriguing deal for materials.
A surprise breakthrough could enable easy recycling of PLA, the most common 3D printable material.
An interesting study has investigated whether commonly used plastics, including 3D print materials, can naturally decompose in the ocean.
Working with Additive Manufacturing Solutions Ltd and AMFG to develop SMART-APP tool for predictive material reuse.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss companies adopting green concrete and collaborations with 3D printing technologies.
Some very interesting developments at One Click Metal.
Slant 3D has launched an unusual Kickstarter campaign.
We had a look at Raise3D’s RMF500 3D printer.
People aren’t just using 3D printers for small-scale art projects anymore.
There’s big news in the corporate world: Nexa3D announced plans to acquire Essentium.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss BASF’s disclosure of strong sales results for it 3D printing business unit, Forward AM.
Fraunhofer ICT has developed a versatile printable filament approach that can “foam” in controllable ways.
Charles R. Goulding and Mwansa Chabala discuss the advantages of friction stir welding technology as it applies to additive manufacturing.
Could there be an opening for 3D Systems to regain the aligner business?
An interesting research paper proposes using 3D printed concrete molds made from PLA and wood fiber.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss how US federal funding is fueling heat pump innovation, and how Trane, Texas A&M, and Purdue University are leading the way.
Charles R. Goulding and Fraser Lintott discuss some recent developments at Jabil.
Charles R. Goulding and Andressa Bonafe admire Johnson Screens’ willingness to rethink fabrication and experiment with additive manufacturing.
Charles R. Goulding and Andressa Bonafe explore examples of 3D printing techniques used to improve robotic systems.
The future of 3D printing could be … insects?
Should you upgrade your desktop 3D printer?
The German Institute of Materials Research at DLR has been working on ways to 3D print space propulsion systems.
Essentium announced a comprehensive partnership with 3D-Fuel.
Last week I forecasted what a typical desktop FFF 3D printer of 2026 might look like. This week let’s go further ahead.
A new research tool could unlock access to many new materials, some of which will be suitable for 3D printing.
Researchers have identified an unusual way to 3D print flexible materials.
A new research paper proposes an algorithmic approach for developing new materials, and some of them might be useful in 3D printing.
New research could result in a 3D print material that is truly recyclable.
Including precision dispensing tips and improved resolution for the A2200 and B3300 printers.
polySpectra founder and CEO shares his quest for the Holy Grail of additive materials.
We had a chat with Creative 3D to learn about their latest professional 3D printer, the EVO.
AI is upon us, but what might it affect in the 3D printing universe?
3Dgence’s latest innovation is a way to intelligently dry material.
3YOURMIND has introduced a fascinating new feature called Easy3D.
UltiMaker released a new version of UltiMaker Cura earlier this month, and there is a very surprising feature included.
Formlabs introduced a bevy of new products for their dental business unit today.
Researchers at EPFL Lausanne have discovered a technique to 3D print calcium carbonate using bacteria.
I had a look at 3DEVO’s product line and found they’ve been slowly making it even more powerful.
I had an interesting conversation with AddiFab recently, and it pointed out what might be a new trend in 3D printing.
How is Digital Metal doing after their surprise acquisition by Markforged?
I read about a new sustainable polymer being developed, and had a thought about sustainability in the 3D print world.
I had a chat with Essentium’s CEO, Blake Teipel the other week and learned about their increased focus on quality.
After speaking with Roboze representatives, it seems the company is going full-out on materials.
We had a look at Freemelt’s latest innovations in metal 3D printing.
Essentium released the 2022 edition of their annual additive manufacturing survey.
We just completed the epic Formnext exhibition and have some thoughts.
Hymer uses the Siemens Xcelerator software portfolio and BASF new materials to reimagine motor homes.
It’s gradually becoming the norm to have a sustainability program if you’re in the AM space.
This week’s selection is “A Guide to Additive Manufacturing” by editors Damir Godec, Joamin Gonzalez-Gutierrez, Axel Nordin, Eujin Pei and Julia Ureña Alcázar.
Essentium announced today a major materials partnership with Braskem that should provide new types of 3D print materials.
Roboze announced the opening of a new materials lab.
A 3D printer manufacturer is apparently giving away 3D printers, but there’s a catch.
Carbon fiber is a more frequently seen material in 3D printing, but should it be in all materials?
Stratasys made an extremely bold move by announcing they’ve acquired the additive manufacturing materials business of Covestro.
I took a look at Open Additive’s new Panda 2.0 metal 3D printer.
Another 3D print company announces significant price increases, perhaps with a secret agenda.
I’ve been wondering why PLA is still the most popular 3D printing material, and have some thoughts.
Stratasys announced a new “loyalty and discount” program for their service bureau clients.
“Direct Sound Printing”, “DSP”, is an entirely new way to 3D print solid objects.
What are some interesting ways that MakerBot and Ultimaker could fit together?
Replique announced a new partner network for authorized materials that is a bit different.
Azure Printed Homes will use plastics destined for landfill to print affordable living structures instead.
You just cracked open your new desktop FFF 3D printer. What filaments should you use?
Sinterit announced a partnership with Forward AM, the AM unit of BASF.
I spoke to MakerBot to get an update on what they’ve been doing lately.
Researchers have identified a technique for 3D printing sand with great strength.
Researchers have developed a way to have 3D printed materials self heal.
Thought3D announced a very unusual in-line filament drying system they call “Drywise”.
Freemelt is a Swedish company offering an unusual electron beam metal 3D printing system.
Researchers have developed an incredible new technique for producing material for bioprinters, and it may revolutionize other forms of 3D printing.
Quantica announced the T1 Pro 3D printer, which uses a new technology to enable printing of materials previously impossible to achieve.
MIT might have substantially shortened the development cycle for new 3D printer materials.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi interview Dr. Daniel Slep of ChemCubed.
6K announced a huge US$51M investment raise, allow them to triple their capacity.
Researchers have developed a method of inexpensively 3D printing fully solid ceramic structures with complex geometries using FFF technology.
Renishaw has commenced testing of a new “flex” printer at DMC.
Humabiologics’ human-derived bioinks are now available for use on Allegro 3D bioprinters.
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine examine the rise of both prices and interest in copper as the material continues to see more use in 3D printing.
This week’s selection is “Printing Architecture: Innovative Recipes for 3D Printing” by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello.
This week’s selection is “Design for Sustainability” by S.M. Sapuan and Muhd Ridzuan Mansor.
TU Wien has developed a 3D printable material that mimics real ivory.
Charles Goulding Jr. considers where 3D printing sits in the future of furniture supply chain.
I’m reading yet another press release on 3D print service expansion and have some thoughts.
Covestro has completed its acquisition of DSM’s Resins & Functional Materials, including the Additive Manufacturing business.
Evonik announced a new material, and I had a thought while reading through their announcement.
New chemical recycling process preserves material performance without downgrading.
I encountered a 3D printer manufacturer I hadn’t heard from before, MINGDA.
Among the many enduring repercussions of last month’s disastrous winter storm in Texas is a plastics supply chain shortage that could impact filament raw suppliers.
There has been a significant shift towards more eco-friendly 3D printing recently, but there is a long way to go.
Senvol announced new investment coming from the US military.
While attempts to develop a new material may not always pan out, a successful attempt in 2018 has led to ongoing research and new potentials.
ALTANA has completed its acquisition of TLS, focusing on the metal 3D printing powder market.
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata consider SABIC’s contributions to industrial 3D printing.
I’ve been looking at several material announcements lately from 3D printer manufacturers and am noticing a trend.