Additive manufacturing has increased its ROI by becoming a go-to work-around for supply chain challenges.
Prices are rising everywhere these days, and one has to wonder if 3D printing will follow that same path.
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 how Carbon approaches current crises.
Charles Goulding and Joseph Castine look at how 3D printing technology might alleviate some of the current construction procurement challenges.
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.
In-person industry events are moving from pandemic wish list item to real-world happenings — but what does that look like in practice?
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing of toys has taken off during the pandemic.
Markforged is shutting down — for a week.
The East Coast RepRap Festival (“ERRF”) has cancelled their 2021 event.
VELO3D is back up and running an in-person business thanks to the CEO’s vaccination policy.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider how 3D printing can contribute to the evolution of just-in-time inventory strategies.
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.
Last year, COVID-19 caused many of us to take a step back, but for some it was a chance to take a step forward.
The 26th annual edition of the seminal Wohlers Report has been released, detailing (some) ongoing expansion in additive manufacturing even during a global pandemic.
Charles Goulding Jr. considers the potential for 3D printing construction to aid in the affordable housing crisis.
Charles R. Goulding considers what a return to “normal” in the 3D printing business might look like.
I’ve been thinking about AMUG’s decision to host their 2021 event in person only a few months from now.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley consider how 3D printing can help overcome large companies’ supply chain woes.
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine take a look at an innovative company’s use of 3D printing and other technologies in the face of pandemic.
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 Harry Foxman consider Emerson Electric’s Industry 4.0 strategies in staying successful during difficult times.
The next time you or someone you love needs care, you may well find your doctor firing up a 3D printer to provide it.
Charles R. Goulding, Adam Friedman and Preeti Sulibhavi take a look at how 3D printing plays into near-term surgical delays.
Alessio Lorusso, Founder and CEO of Italy-based ROBOZE, shares a look at 2020 and a look ahead to 3D printing strategies for 2021.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider some of the highlights of 3D printing over the last year.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi find 3D printing to be along for the ride in recent movements.
We’re going to take a look at a few key areas in which 3D printing, as an accessible form of manufacturing, is useful to weather the pandemic.
It’s fallen out of the headlines since the spring, but individual makers remain hard at work at their home 3D printers making pandemic protection gear.
In the spring several 3D printer manufacturers set up “pop up” factories to rapidly produce PPE for the pandemic. But what happens afterwards?
COVID-19 took the healthcare system by storm (and surprise). We had little time to prepare and lots of lives at stake. 3D printing is trying to balance the playing field by responding to worldwide calls to action.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider innovation in 2020, when many are returning to their own garage setups.
Charles R. Goulding, Preeti Sulibhavi, and 3D printing take to the great outdoors.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider Henkel’s participation in the 3D printing industry and potential preparations for another pandemic-driven lockdown scenario.
More than half a year into pandemic, how are 3D printer sales looking across the globe?
COVID-19 has been a substantial part of our lives for the majority of this year and we’re very thankful for all of the innovators who took the initiative to help alleviate the impact of this pandemic.
During times of uncertainty, Michigan Tech’s Open Sustainability Technology (MOST) Lab doles out three new open source tools in response to the ongoing pandemic. The MOST Lab With advancements in technologies like 3D printing, people can share their designs with people across the world from them in a way that allows them to replicate medical-grade… Continue reading 3 New Open Source Tools To Aid In Battling COVID-19
Charles R. Goulding and Andressa Bonafe take lessons from Top Gun to additive manufacturing.
Art and utility come together in the sleek 3D printed Air Management System (AMS) Mini.
The 3D printing industry’s largest show has made the wise decision to go fully virtual for 2020.
High-throughput 3D printing company Azul 3D recently announced a notable seed funding round.
Charles R. Goulding discusses the rising use of robots in hotels, and how 3D printing might help in their creation.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider their company’s clients’ new ways of conducting business in today’s changed environment, and where to incorporate 3D printing.
We’ve learned that NYC-based Voodoo Manufacturing has closed its doors.
Stratasys released their quarterly results, and I reviewed them to see how the pandemic is affecting the giant 3D printer manufacturer.
It’s 2020, one of the worst years, ever. Business is down everywhere, but is this really true in 3D printing?
Charles R. Goulding considers the prospect of trade show rethinking for the 3D printing industry.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the impact of 3D printing on businesses in Sweden.
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that supply chains can be disrupted suddenly and without any indication of how long the interruption will last.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi think that as we emerge from the global coronavirus pandemic, companies should consider emerging with a newer, cleaner balance sheet — with the help of 3D printing.
BCN3D has announced a new funding round that should have interesting implications on future innovations for the desktop 3D printing company.
Along with loss and grief, the pandemic has caused a great deal of change. One of those changes has been in 3D printing.
Peter Saenz examines how 3D printing might help in bicycle supply.
Jabil is uniquely situated to address both stop-gap and long-term supply chain needs relating to pandemic response, as a recent conversation highlights.
Charles R. Goulding and Alyssa Schneider think on pandemic-driven job market changes and where digital upskilling can help.
Another application for 3D printing in pandemic response has emerged with single-use stethoscopes.
The pandemic is far from over, but its effect on 3D printing business is becoming clear; we list 4 new business models for 3D printing.
As the global pandemic continues, testing supplies remain in high demand — and 3D printing continues to step up to meet needs.
Charles R. Goulding and Andressa Bonafé consider the positive economic impact of 3D printing that can carry on after the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Paris hospital has organized a 3D print factory specifically for healthcare PPE applications.
The 3D printing industry has been a beacon of manufacturing hope during the pandemic outbreak — thanks in large part to materials that have proven up to the task.
The COVID-19 crisis has shown deficiencies in the supply chain, providing opportunity for democratization of production with 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley look into the place of 3D printing in a reshaped auto part supply chain.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss the potential place of 3D printing in the reshaping aerospace supply chain.
The massive biannual International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) has been cancelled for 2020.
We’re not the ones who need to see the announcement that you’re 3D printing face shields.
3D printing has really stepped up to the plate in pandemic response — but what happens with those designs post-pandemic?
After seeing 3D printer companies make fundamental transformations in their business models, I’m wondering if this is a trend.
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman check out 3D printing used for building new robots that may help slow the spread of pandemic.
3D printing is enabling many a small business the agility to pivot operations toward localizing their supply chains.
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.
Pandemic-driven transitioning is leading to an interesting long-term reconfiguration of factory work.
Charles R. Goulding examines opportunities for students looking for internships in the 3D printing industry in the strange landscape of 2020.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the principles of Lean Manufacturing together with rising trends in automation and required social distancing.
3D printing’s largest event is still planning to go on, in-person, this November.
In the face of global supply chain shortages, it’s all hands on deck to help in the 3D printing industry — including on the software side.
One Californian company has been using its deep-seated desktop 3D printing expertise to broaden maker response to COVID-19.
In a move that could have been predicted, the organizers of TCT 3Sixty 2020 have decided to cancel the upcoming 3D printing event.
HP has been working internally and with its global partner network to mobilize 3D printing efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19.
HP shares details of their internal and external teamwork to bring 3D printing into play to join the fight against COVID-19.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine drug compounding with 3D printing technology.
From providing new methods for conducting healthcare appointments to improving diagnostics, 3D technologies promise improved quality of life for patients with a vast array of health needs.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look to 3D printing for innovation in tough times.
Charles R. Goulding looks to a future of touchless doors, helped along with 3D printing.
MakerOS has quickly created an effective cloud-based system to handle dynamic orders for 3D printed PPE.
Charles R. Goulding looks into the use of 3D printing to make public bathroom spaces “touchless.”
Yes, we’ll primarily remember 2020 as the Year of Pandemic, but it’s quickly taking on another face: the Year of the 3D Printing Webinar.
One of the benefits of 3D printing that’s kept the technology in the front lines against COVID-19 has been its speed — and now we need to look at SPEE3D too.
A conversation in industrial 3D printing proved revealing as to the place of this advanced manufacturing technology in crisis and beyond.
Potential benefits from this crisis are far and few between. It will be nice if creativity supported by 3D printing is one of them.
Times and markets are uncertain; how do we gauge 3D printer sales forecasting in 2020?
Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers takes a look at pandemic production.
A 3D printing company best known for its metal additive manufacturing has turned to a plastic solution to help produce much-needed PPE solutions.