An exclusive interview with COBOD founder Henrik Lund-Nielsen about driving construction 3D printing innovation in infrastructures.
Critical Video Published About Prusa Research: “Dear Prusa Research… We Need To Talk.”
A very controversial video has emerged directing strong criticism at Prusa Research.
3D Printing: A Vital Component of Tulsa’s Advanced Mobility Strategy
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing could play a big role in a new strategy in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Prusa Research Nears Release of the Original Prusa XL 3D Printer
Prusa Research is nearing release of their critical Original Prusa XL 3D printer, and it’s a critical step for the Czech company.
Book of the Week: Dancing With Robots
This week’s selection is “Dancing With Robots: The 29 Strategies for Success In the Age of AI and Automation” by Bill Bishop.
The Hat Theory: Prusa Slowly Evolving Into Industrial Printing
It seems to me that Prusa Research is gradually moving into professional and industrial 3D printing markets.
XJET Switches Gears To Commercialization
I had a chat with XJET’s Dror Danai about the company’s strategy.
XJET Shuffles CEOs in Strategic Change
XJET announced a surprise change at the top, along with a change in strategy.
Additive Manufacturing: We’re Doing It All Wrong
A chat with Essentium CEO Blake Teipel revealed something rather interesting about the additive manufacturing industry.
Prusa Discusses 2021 and Beyond
A long post from Josef Prusa held some hints at where the company may be heading next.
Metal AM At Scale: Seurat Secures Funding
Seurat announced a major funding round for their incredible metal 3D printing technology. We found out a lot more about their incredible Area Printing process.
Formlabs Focusing On Automotive Applications?
Formlabs announced today a partnership with an automotive company, and this has some interesting implications for the 3D printer manufacturer.
Ellen Kullman Puts 3D Printing Front and Center
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how Carbon approaches current crises.
3D Systems’ Pivot Towards 3D Bioprinting
Charles R. Goulding and Arianna Coger offer a perspective on 3D Systems’ apparent shift towards bioprinting.
Stratasys On Their Future Manufacturing Market
I spoke with Stratasys’ Andy Langfeld to learn more about the company’s strategy to move toward manufacturing.
So Many Thought’s On Prusa’s New XL 3D Printer
Last week Prusa Research unveiled their new Original Prusa XL large format 3D printer, and there are a number of interesting implications.
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.
FABTECH 2021 Brought 3D Printing Back To The Larger Trade Show Floor
As the manufacturing industry comes together again, digital processes like additive manufacturing are taking up more space.
The Evolution Of Shapeways
Shapeways has been gradually transforming over the past few years.
Xerox Enters 3D Printing With Powerful Technology
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider implications of Xerox’s move into the 3D printing world.
Increased Hospital Merger Activity And Its Impact On 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding examines 3D printing opportunities arising from a huge increase in hospital system mergers and acquisitions.
Organovo New Senior Management And New Business Strategy
Charles R. Goulding digs into recent significant business changes at storied bioprinting-turned-drug-discovery company Organovo.
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 Systems Continues Consolidation: Sells Service Business
3D Systems announced a massive divestiture of their worldwide 3D print service business.
A Closer Look At Stratasys’ Polymer Manufacturing Strategy
This week, Stratasys doubled down on its additive manufacturing strategy for production.
Ultimaker CEO Shares A Look At Strategy
Ultimaker’s new CEO offers an inside look at the company’s strategic shift toward ecosystem thinking.
Ecosystem Thinking At Ultimaker
Ultimaker has announced a new platform strategy and new software offerings.
Materialise Advances Cloud Software Strategy
Materialise detailed their long-term software strategy in a press conference today.
How AM Is Helping CNH Steer A Stronger Supply Chain Strategy
Additive manufacturing is becoming a key part of supply chain strategy.
Stratasys Introduces Its Latest Production-Focused 3D Printing Line
Selective Absorption Fusion technology is at the heart of the new Stratasys H Series Production Platform.
Jared Bernstein And MEPs Manufacturing Role
Charles R. Goulding and Randall Rothbort dig further into 3D printing implications of Biden’s “Buy American” program and Manufacturing Extension Partnerships.
Reading Between The Lines At Ultimaker
An interview with Ultimaker’s new CEO reveals some of their future directions.
The Road To Herd Immunity And 3D Printing Business Planning
Charles R. Goulding considers what a return to “normal” in the 3D printing business might look like.
Inside Markforged: What It Means To Go Public
On the heels of Markforged’s announcement of intent to go public, we catch up with the team for an inside look at company strategy and what we can expect to see going forward.
EnvisionTEC, A Desktop Metal Company
As anticipated, today it’s official: EnvisionTEC is a Desktop Metal company following the close of the latest major 3D printing acquisition.
President Biden’s “Buy American” Executive Order And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Randy Rothbort examine 3D printing implications of the U.S. government-backed “Buy American” strategy.
US Department of Defense Releases New Additive Manufacturing Strategy
The US Department of Defense has released a detailed strategy for their use of additive manufacturing technology in coming years.
Xerox Unveils ElemX 3D Printer Installation And Collaboration
The first Xerox metal 3D printer installation is more than a customer sale: it’s the start of a collaboration with the Naval Postgraduate School.
Emerson Electric And Self-Automation
Charles R. Goulding and Harry Foxman consider Emerson Electric’s Industry 4.0 strategies in staying successful during difficult times.
Book of the Week: INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love
This week’s selection is “INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love” by Marty Cagan.
Mighty Buildings’ Different Approach To Construction 3D Printing
I have some thoughts about a new construction 3D printing startup, Mighty Buildings.
3D Printing R&D Acquisition Due Diligence
Charles R. Goulding considers R&D studies that should be undertaken in 3D printing M&A transactions.
Production 3D Printing At The Heart Of Recent Acquisitions
Recent 3D printing acquisition announcements have something significant in common: production focus.
Desktop Metal To Acquire EnvisionTEC!
Desktop Metal’s first major move since becoming a public company is a $300M one: acquiring EnvisionTEC.
Nano Dimension To Acquire Others?
Nano Dimension’s recent financial moves suggest they may be contemplating acquisitions in the near future.
Origin, A Stratasys Company
As anticipated, today it’s official: Origin is a Stratasys company following the close of the latest major 3D printing acquisition.
ROBOZE CEO: 3D Printing From 2020 Pandemic Reaction To 2021 US Move
Alessio Lorusso, Founder and CEO of Italy-based ROBOZE, shares a look at 2020 and a look ahead to 3D printing strategies for 2021.
The Real Story In 3D Printing Safety Is Materials Science
What really makes a difference for safety in 3D printing is the materials science, says the CEO of RIZE.
RIZE CEO Focuses In On 3D Printing Realities For 2021
RIZE’s CEO offers some insights into 3D printing safety and a look ahead for 2021.
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.
3D Printing For Mass Production On The Horizon
Charles Goulding Jr. takes a look at the fast-approaching mass production future for additive manufacturing.
Stratasys Acquires Origin!
In the latest $100 million 3D printing deal, Stratasys is acquiring Origin.
Shapeways CEO Talks 2021 Trends In 3D Printing
As 2020 finally winds down, I sat down for a chat with Greg Kress, CEO of Shapeways, for a chat about the trends that will shape 3D printing in 2021.
Back To The Garage For 3D Printing Innovation
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider innovation in 2020, when many are returning to their own garage setups.
INTAMSYS Has Big Plans For 2021
In a briefing earlier today I learned about INTAMSYS’ plans for 2021, and they are quite ambitious.
Cathie Wood, ARK Investment, And 3D Printing Disruptive Innovation
Charles R. Goulding considers ARK’s investment strategy as it relates to 3D printing.
3D Printing And Siemens As A Technology Company
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider the idea that Siemens is a tech company.
Prusa Moving Towards Professional Market?
Could Prusa Research be slowly moving into the professional 3D printing market?
Desktop Metal CEO: What It Means To Go Public
3D printing unicorn Desktop Metal announced today that it will go public by the end of this year; we catch up with the CEO to learn more about what that means for the company.
Creating New Business Models And Marketing Programs With 3D Printing
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.
New Trade Show Models And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding considers the prospect of trade show rethinking for the 3D printing industry.
3D Printing Strong: Swedish Businesses Outperform
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the impact of 3D printing on businesses in Sweden.
Briggs & Stratton Bankruptcy And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata explore 3D printing implications from Brigs & Stratton’s use of the technology — and their recently-announced bankruptcy filing.
Jabil Updates On Additive Manufacturing Operations And Strategies
On the heels of Jabil’s recently announced collaboration with Fictiv, we catch up directly with the digital manufacturing company for a look at their latest 3D printing strategies.
ABB: Ugly Duckling Decentralization And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley discuss 3D printing experience in ABB’s business groups.
Henkel Continues To Expand In Additive Manufacturing
Henkel is adding to its Additive Manufacturing Services.
Evaluating Industrial 3D Printing Systems
With in-person industry events at a standstill, a new endeavor has launched to enable companies to meet and evaluate industrial 3D printing.
Developing A 3D Printing Strategy: In Depth With SynDaver
A company offering both synthetic cadavers and a new 3D printer has quite a story to tell, and what better storyteller than the CEO?
Uncloaking FAME 3D, The Mysterious Owners Of LulzBot
We spoke with FAME 3D, the new owners of the LulzBot brand of 3D printers, to understand more about the mysterious firm.
Do You Know Who Your 3D Printing Power Users Are?
Charles R. Goulding digs into Sculpteo’s latest State of 3D Printing survey.
Disturbing Reports Emerging From LulzBot Resellers
A series of disturbing reports have emerged this week from resellers of LulzBot’s 3D printers that could alienate the open source community.
Hub and Spoke Logistics and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman examine the potential for 3D printing in hub and spoke logistics.
Xaar Announcement Hints At Future Stratasys Involvement
An announcement by Xaar leads to some interesting speculation about Stratasys’ future strategy, which could be a different style of involvement with additive manufacturing.
3D Printing And The Small Business Pivot Toward A Localized Supply Chain
3D printing is enabling many a small business the agility to pivot operations toward localizing their supply chains.
The Unexpected Transformation of Photocentric
Photopolymer resin and 3D printer manufacturer Photocentric is undergoing a transformation, as many 3D printer manufacturers are doing these days.
Ricoh Europe Takes Control Of Its Own 3D Printing Destiny
After a few months wondering what was going on with Ricoh’s 3D printing strategy, we spoke with the team for an update.
HP Inc. Escapes To New Opportunities
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi dig into post-Xerox-bid HP and what that future might look like from the 3D printing perspective.
VELO3D Raises US$28M, Sets Sights On Expansion
VELO3D just received a huge US$28M investment round. What will they do with all that cash? We have some ideas.
SLM Solutions Continues To Reconfigure, Focus On The US Market
SLM Solutions is only looking ahead with internal restructuring and an upcoming metal 3D printing machine release.
Encouraging Continued 3D Printing Innovation Throughout The Coronavirus Pandemic
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look to 3D printing for innovation in tough times.
Waymo’s Driverless Car $30 Billion Valuation and Business Model
Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers examines driverless car market opportunities for 3D printing.
A Further Look: 3D Printing In Italy During The Pandemic
Italy has been hard-hit in the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, and new ways of life are leading to new approaches to business for 3D printing.
Silicon Valley Retains Hiring Levels
Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers examines hiring trends in a new reality.
What Continuous Kinetic Mixing Means For High-Strength 3D Printing
Fortify recently introduced its new Continuous Kinetic Mixing (CKM) module; now, the company’s CEO fills us in on its importance and on plans for the future.
Reprioritizing 3D Printing Marketing Budgets: 10 Alternatives
Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers examines 10 options for replanning 3D printing marketing budgets in the face of disruption.
Nokia in the News & 3D Printing
Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers takes a look at Nokia’s business and potential in 3D printing.
Essentium Sticks With Vertical Strategy
Essentium’s latest partnership offers some interesting insight into how they develop vertical markets and increase their sales.
Xerox On The Hunt For HP
A report on CNN indicates Xerox is launching a hostile takeover bid for HP. If this succeeds, what effect would happen on their respective 3D print ventures?
Four Reasons Why Zortrax Announced 3D Print Services
Zortrax unexpectedly announced a new 3D print service. We have several ideas why the 3D printer manufacturer turned to this unusual strategy.
The Slow Transformation of Shapeways
Shapeways has been gradually transforming their business from what they were to something quite different.
What’s Happening With Ricoh’s 3D Printing Strategy?
Ricoh seems to have shifted their additive manufacturing strategy from one of producing 3D printers to offering print services and materials.
XJET Found A Niche In Ceramic Applications
XJET has found their way into a very interesting and profitable application niche for their powerful ceramic 3D printing technology.
Rize All-In On Bio-Friendly 3D Printing
It seems that RIZE is placing a bet on a future 3D printing world with increased emphasis on safety. We found out some details.
Carbon: 3D Printer Manufacturer or Software Company?
What is Carbon’s secret sauce? We spoke with the 3D printer manufacturer’s Philip DeSimone to find out their strategy with hardware, software and customers.
Formlabs Expands Dental Program In A Big Way
Formlabs announced a series of bold moves to secure their place at the top of the dental 3D printing industry, including a new business unit, new dental 3D printing materials and a new dental 3D printer, the Form 3B.