Many Asia-based desktop 3D printer manufacturers suffer from a key limitation that holds back their growth.
The COVID-19 crisis has shown deficiencies in the supply chain, providing opportunity for democratization of production with 3D printing.
These are troubled times. The 3D printing industry is banding together to stand strong on the right side of history.
3D printing has really stepped up to the plate in pandemic response — but what happens with those designs post-pandemic?
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.
I’m thinking MakerBot should consider changing their name, as there are now several very good reasons to do so.
Formnext 2019 was the largest ever, but can it grow further? What should happen at Formnext 2020? We have some ideas.
3D printing is a form of automation, but is it contributing to struggles in the economy? Charles Goulding has an opinion on how this is part of Industry 4.0.
How has the 3D printing industry changed over the last decade? Perhaps more importantly — what changes still need to happen? A workforce perspective.
Should 3D printing companies be taking a stance regarding the production of weapons? Companies like Materialise and Carbon are well known for their no-weapons policies; others welcome defense contracts.
Veteran 3D designer and artist Janne Kyttanen argues that no one really “owns” a 3D design file, including the designer. This interview explores his stance.
We recently published an article based on a well-known artist’s experience in seeing her work stolen and sold without permission; now we’ve heard from another well-known artist who essentially says there’s no such thing as design theft.
Designer Melissa Ng of Lumecluster recently saw her own design files for sale on a 3D design repository. The problem was she has never sold her files.
This isn’t a feel good story (but it should be).
I’m reading a baffling piece in the Harvard Business Review about 3D printing and China.
I’m reading a piece in Newsweek describing how the 3D printing bubble has “burst”, and wonder how such a thing could be true.
A meteoric rise from nothing, corporate acquisition, management changes, layoffs and a new CEO. An interview with the new chief by Medium tells us about MakerBot’s plans.
We haven’t believed in Santa for, well, a while now. But for the moment we wondered what gifts Santa might bring to the world of 3D printing…. For MakerBot: a gigantic sack full of MakerBot parts with elves to put them together For (the former) Desktop Factory: a new start with lots of cash (oh… Continue reading Merry Christmas to 3D Printing!
designWeek reports on comments from famed Apple designer Jonathan Ive, who feels that rapid prototyping tech is not necessarily the best approach. He apparently said: When we started out we made all our own models. Just pressing “print” is an obstacle to designers being close to the materials and the object. There is a… Continue reading Ive vs. Rapid Prototyping