voxeljet announced the sale of a 3D printer. But it’s more than just that.
Book of the Week: Hit Makers
This week’s selection is “Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction” by Derek Thompson.
Rapidia’s Bump in the Road
Rapidia has had some challenges recently, but it seems they are overcoming them.
Exploring The Mess of Mass Market Retail 3D Printer Sales
If you intend on buying a 3D printer, maybe you should not consider buying one from a “normal” retailer.
3D Printer Sales Booming and Busting in 2022
A recent industry report from CONTEXT indicates major shifts in 3D printer purchases in 2022.
XJET Switches Gears To Commercialization
I had a chat with XJET’s Dror Danai about the company’s strategy.
Xact Metal Shifting To Commercialization
Xact Metal is shifting their focus towards commercialization.
Record Robot Sales and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Matt Selman examine how a recent increase in robotic system sales might affect 3D printing activity.
Complementary Aspects of MakerBot and Ultimaker
What are some interesting ways that MakerBot and Ultimaker could fit together?
MyMiniFactory Gets Physical: Makes First Acquisition
MyMiniFactory announced the acquisition of 3DC, and thereby changes everything.
XJET Shuffles CEOs in Strategic Change
XJET announced a surprise change at the top, along with a change in strategy.
Sinterit Widens US Operations
Sinterit announced it has fully opened operations in the US.
Formlabs Now In Massive GPO
Formlabs announced their entry into a huge healthcare group purchasing organization, Vizient.
Book of the Week: 3D Printing For Money
This week’s selection is “3D Printing For Money” by Richard Licastro.
AMT Secures Major Funding
AMT scored a huge US$15M Series B financing round.
iMakr’s Urban Journey Continues
iMakr opened an office in Copenhagen, but this is just another step on their unusual 3D print journey.
Impacts of Desktop Metal’s Aidro Acquisition
Charles R. Goulding and Randall Rothbort look at the implications of Desktop Metal potentially competing with their own clients.
The Stratasys Navy Deal Is Bigger Than It Appears
Stratasys announced a massive US$20M contract to deliver 3D printers to the US Navy.
MyMiniFactory Selling Resin?
What? MyMiniFactory is now selling 3D printer resin?
Farsoon Reveals 3D Printer Installation Base
We received information from Farsoon that provides an excellent view of their business and coverage.
9T Labs Expands, Again
9T Labs announced yet another expansion.
Another Reason For 3D Systems’ Service Divestiture
I’ve been thinking about 3D Systems’ dramatic sale of their on demand parts business, and I believe there is another reason behind the deal.
3D Alliances Reseller Survey Reveals 2020 3D Printer Troubles
A new survey has revealed the troubles 3D printer resellers encountered during last year’s catastrophic events.
A Peek Behind The Scenes At Prusa Research
Prusa Research published a series of very interesting statistics about their operations in 2020 and previous years.
Demand For 3D Printers Falls, Then Rises
I’m looking at a report from CONTEXT, who provided some numbers for 3D printer sales in 2020.
Farsoon Parts Ways With Prodways
Farsoon announced a break with long-time partner Prodways.
3D Printing And The Business Solution Selling Model
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider the need for 3D printing companies to truly listen to their customers.
Conversational Commerce Versus Traditional Customer Sales Processes
Adam Friedman and Ryan Donley examine AI-driven conversational commerce, which was growing technology in 2018 and 2019 and is experiencing rapid growth in 2020 due to the pandemic.
The Importance Of Understanding 3D Printing Clients
In a today’s 3D printing world it is all too easy to focus too hard on the technical and forget other factors.
Q2 2020 3D Printer Sales In CONTEXT
More than half a year into pandemic, how are 3D printer sales looking across the globe?
DyeMansion Launches Global Industrial 3D Printing Post-Processing Platform
Industrial 3D printing is getting a new look as a new global post-processing partnership platform emerges.
Now Is The Time To Push 3D Printing Into Manufacturing
The emergence of 3D printing as a manufacturing solution during the COVID-19 crisis now implies bold actions be taken.
Thoughts From The 3D Printing Store
We had a chat with Debra Wilcox of The 3D Printing Store to find out her thoughts on 3D printing sales, operations during the crisis and the future of 3D printing in manufacturing.
How Do We Forecast 3D Printer Sales Now?
Times and markets are uncertain; how do we gauge 3D printer sales forecasting in 2020?
Auto Industry Hammered by COVID-19
The auto industry, like so many other sectors, has had its hands full dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
3D Print Reseller To Launch Robotic Virtual Showroom
A large 3D print reseller has developed an unusual method of sales through a virtual showroom. We gave it a test.
The 3D Printing Market Will Exceed US$50B By 2026: So What?
Fortune Business Insights predicts a massive growth in the 3D printing market by 2026. We have some thoughts on what that means for existing and new 3D printing ventures.
Avoiding 3D Printing Legacy Technology Status
Charles R. Goulding and Andressa Bonafe look at how “legacy” companies make a transition into 3D printing.
The Challenge of Finding 3D Printer Resellers
There are many kinds of equipment resellers, but some are not appropriate for 3D printing [Source: Fabbaloo]
Certain Desktop 3D Printers Suddenly On Sale
Suddenly there are several desktop 3D printers on sale through online mass market outlets. Why is this happening? I have some ideas.
3DEVO Expands to North America
3DEVO is opening an office in the USA to market their desktop filament maker, and this is a significant milestone for the company and the 3D printing industry.
More 3D Print Resellers Needed!
3D printer safety cabinet seeks resellers for their products, but it seems there are some barriers in the way.
VELO3D Grows Significantly In 2019
VELO3D announced their first year’s financial results and they were quite spectacular.
Ultimaker Is Winning. We Found Their Black Magic
How does Ultimaker make so many 3D printer sales? We had a chat with them and found out their secret sales approach, and it’s very different.
Additive Industries Makes a Huge Sale And Proves Their Point
What does it mean when a client buys a huge number of metal 3D printers? We have some thoughts on the implications to Additive Industries.
3D Printing Channel And Industry Progress With 3D Alliances
It’s been the better part of a year since 3D Alliances launched to bring channels together in 3D printing; we catch up with Founder and CEO Gil Lavi on progress since.
The Original In SLM 3D Printing: Inside SLM Solutions
We visited SLM Solutions North America for a look inside the original SLM metal 3D printing systems and a discussion of their approach to the market.
How Are Large 3D Printers Manufactured?
Have you ever wondered how large industrial 3D printers are manufactured? Roboze explains to us how this is actually done for their high-temperature Argo 500.
Selling To Yourself: 3D Printing In Bigger Corporations
For some of the big-name players who have entered into 3D printing, their biggest customers are…themselves.
How To Unload Your Used 3D Printer
When your 3D printer is no longer useful, what do you do?
Shifting 3D Printing Sales to Business Solutions Selling
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi of R&D Tax Savers discuss sales approaches in the 3D printing industry.
Implications of the Prusa SL1 Resin 3D Printer
We’re nearing the release of Prusa’s first resin-based 3D printer, and it’s time to think about what this might mean.
Roboze Continues to Strategize Sales
New moves at Roboze show ongoing commitment to sales growth.
3D Alliances Brings Channels Together
3D printing industry veteran Gil Lavi shares the story of his latest endeavor.
Blue Friday at MatterHackers: So. Many. Sales.
MatterHackers is bringing Blue Friday back, getting the jump on the holiday sales season with steep discounts in 3D printing and digital fabrication.
DigiFabster, Industry 4.0, and a Supported Future of Business and Technology
The trend toward 3D printing for production is easily observable – but we must not overlook the entire process necessary to take additive into manufacturing.
Welcome to the All New Fabbaloo!
Why Is It So Hard To Buy 3D Printer Filament?
Sometimes it is just too difficult to buy 3D printer filament from some companies.
Ultimaker’s New Strategy is Paying Off Far Faster Than Expected
Call me surprised, but Ultimaker is moving ahead rapidly.
Sketchfab Launches Sketchfab Store, Lets Designers Monetize 3D Models
For the entrepreneurial 3D modelers out there, there is no shortage of 3D file marketplaces to generate a nice little bit of side revenue.
The Third Way to Sell 3D Printers
Selling commercial 3D printers is an unusual business, but there seems to now be another way to do so.
How to 3D Print Your Own Products & Sell Them Online
With Mercedes-Benz announcing last year that it is now selling 3D printed spare parts for its cargo trucks, 3D printing is gaining momentum as a commercial strategy for large-scale manufacturers.
Will 3D Print Access Generate More Product Sales?
I’m reading some interesting statistics on the use of 3D display on websites that might have an analogous effect on 3D printing.
The Amazoning of Airwolf 3D
California-based Airwolf 3D announced a feature reminiscent of Amazon Prime.
Matching Business Need to 3D Print Technology is Critical for Success
A positive trend in 3D printing these days is the focus on actual applications.
Things Have Changed: 3D Printer Found in Bargain Bin
This could be the bookend to the consumer 3D printing craze of a recent years: a consumer-style 3D printer has been sighted in a bargain bin.
Buy Materials, Get Free Printer? It’s Really Happened!
XYZprinting is apparently offering a free 3D printer – if you buy some materials.
A Lesson on Pricing Artistic 3D Prints
I’m reading a brief post on LinkedIn by noted 3D designer Janne Kyttanen regarding his experience with a 3D printed light design.
Lani Labs’s Different Take on 3D Print Networking
A small Canadian startup has developed a somewhat different concept for 3D printer networks.
Surprise: There Were Many 3D Printer Holiday Promotions After All
My speculation a couple of months ago turns out to be incorrect: 3D printer companies appear to be pushing holiday sales.
It Will Be A Quiet Holiday Season In 3D Printing
There’s something a bit different happening this year in 3D printing: lack of holiday season promotions.
FATHOM’s Fascinating Hybrid 3D Print Services
I’m looking at a very interesting company based on the west side of the United States, FATHOM. Their purpose is, well, multifold.
Does EOS’s Texas Beachhead Signal A Metal 3D Printing Invasion?
German industrial 3D printer manufacturer EOS announced the opening of a new Texas operation. What does this suggest?
Those Aren’t 3D Printers! They’re Material Vending Machines!
You’d think you’re buying a 3D printer to produce objects, be they prototypes or otherwise. But there’s another way to look at the machine: as a vending machine.
MakerBot Gets A Huge Sales Boost
Stratasys announced a long-awaited cross-selling arrangement between its desktop and industrial lines, setting the stage for a potentially large boost in sales.
Deals Available From 3D Systems!
As we approach holiday season, many retailers announce big sales on products. It turns out that 3D Systems is no different, announcing a number of deals available for the next several weeks.
Black Friday Takes Over 3D Printing Universe
What’s going on? Many 3D print companies have offered deals today, Black Friday.
How Many 3D Printers Are There, Really?
This is a question that should be of utmost importance to all in the 3D printing world: how many 3D printers exist?
Industrial 3D Printer Guide Launched
You might be familiar with our 3D printing Buying Guides. We’ve added a new one to the family: Industrial 3D Printers.
Solidoodles On Sale
Personal 3D printer manufacturer Solidoodle has abruptly placed several of their popular models on sale. It may be a good time to pick one up.
3D Printer Resellers, Or Not?
In the battle for personal 3D printer supremacy, the leading manufacturers seem to have chosen different approaches to sales. MakerBot, 3D Systems, PP3DP, BotMill and others MakerBot, BotMill and many of the smaller participants tend to sell directly to clients from their websites. Perhaps this makes sense as these smaller companies don’t yet have… Continue reading 3D Printer Resellers, Or Not?
You’ve designed something ultracool for your 3D printer and want to sell it. But how? One way you might consider is getitmade, a site kicking off new ideas: getitmade is a new kind of marketplace where anyone with a product idea can test the market and use social networking to generate pre-sales and get… Continue reading getitmade!
RapidToday For Sale
We were contacted by fellow 3D print blogger Barnaby Wickham, owner/writer of the popular RapidToday blog. Barnaby says: I am selling www.rapidtoday.com, the rapid prototyping and 3D printing site I own and have edited for the past 2.5 years. I thought one of your readers might be interested in it. RapidToday has developed good… Continue reading RapidToday For Sale
Trade Up to ProJet?
Commercial 3D Printer manufacturer 3D Systems has a special offer underway: trade in your existing Stratasys, Dimension, Objet, Z-Corp, Envisiontec or older 3D Systems printers and they’ll credit you “up to US$15,000” toward the purchase of a new 3D Systems ProJet 3000 or 5000 model. If you’re interested, you’d better get started as the… Continue reading Trade Up to ProJet?
A Little World Idea
We’re checking out the new iPhone app from “Little World Gifts”, which is a rather cool idea. You browse a series of 3D “gifts” via your iPhone – and browsing means viewing in 3D using rotations, zoom, etc. Once you’ve selected something, you can pick one of your contacts and purchase the item to be… Continue reading A Little World Idea
ProMetal is an innovative manufacturing company that uses advanced techniques such as additive manufacturing to get an edge. In a wide-ranging interview and analysis, RapidToday profiles ProMetal and their recent challenges: Identifying the right sales channels to meet the market Enabling customized versions of products Keeping consumer costs low It seems that selling 3D items… Continue reading ProMetal’s Experience