This week’s selection is “3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing” by Chee Kai Hua and Kai Fai Leong.
The women of R&D Tax Savers see 3D printing technologies and trends in their work almost every day.
This week’s selection is “The Future Is Faster Than You Think” by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler.
You can’t use a 3D printer to print anything. You can make anything with a 3D printer.
Bioprinting is a 3D printing technique that combines the technology of 3D printers with select biomaterials to imitate components of the body.
Charles R. Goulding contemplates the place of 3D printing and other specific Industry 4.0 technologies as they relate to government-driven tech priorities.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider the idea that Siemens is a tech company.
Among the technologies that are helping to make running a small company more simple and practical is 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding considers the path forward for 3D printing in the time of big tech.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the competitive tech landscape in two leading economies.
What makes ceramics such a valuable 3D printing material? Here’s how it’s benefiting five essential industries.
This week’s selection is “The Inevitable” by futurist Kevin Kelly.
The magical retro-technology renderings of Julien Rivorie – a 3D artist and graphic designer based in France.
3D printing can be used to make amazing sculptures and innovative technology — but do you know how a 3D printer actually works? A good understanding of the manufacturing process will make it easier to design your own creations.
Need to select a 3D printing process for an additive manufacturing project? These videos explain the major differences between SLS, FDM, SLA, MJF and more.
There are several factors that determine whether a 3D printer is successful.
What is Industry 4.0 and how is 3D printing involved? An introduction.
This isn’t a feel good story (but it should be).
Seattle’s Matt Westervelt contacted us to explain a new initiative being undertaken by Metrix Create:Space. They’re concerned with the skills required to successfully perform powder-based 3D printing. According to Matt: 3D powder-based printing is more than designing something digitally and pulling it out of a machine. There is skill involved in removing the excess… Continue reading 3D Buried Treasure
That’s correct: James Turner at O’Reilly Radar has produced a list of what they believe to be the best (and worst) technologies of the past decade. Among the storied items on the list, “The Maker Culture” is prominently mentioned: There’s always been a DIY underground, covering everything from Ham radio to photography to model railroading.… Continue reading O’Reilly Names 3D Printing Best Tech of The Decade, Sorta
A lively discussion erupted recently over the terminology used to refer to our favorite technology. As you’ve probably noticed, manufacturers use all manner of words to describe their particular form of digital manufacturing. We’ve heard terms like: “Rapid Manufacturing”, “Rapid Prototyping”, “3D Printing”, “Additive Fabrication” and many variations. Terry Wohlers believes that the term “3D… Continue reading What Is This Called Again?
During 2008 we published a ton of articles on 3D printing and we’ve noticed a few major stories and trends that were hidden within the daily posts. Let’s try and sort out the big items that came to be during 2008 right here: The rise of sophisticated specialized printing services. Let’s face it; there have… Continue reading Top 3D Printing Stories of 2008
New tech created by researchers from The Johns Hopkins University and Ben-Gurion University in Israel may greatly simplify 3D imaging of real objects. The FINCH technology (standing for Fresnel INcoherent Correlation Holography) uses a specialized arrangement of filters, lights and cameras to capture 3D information without having to scan individual planes of an object. While… Continue reading Advances in 3D Imaging
Simon Wardley posts a 24 minute video of his talk from the September 2006 EuroOscon, in which he speculates about the affects of 3D printing technology on the future of manufacturing – including the revolutionary concept of a kind of “hardware compiler”. This simultaneously interesting and amusing presentation covers the historical view of how such… Continue reading Simon Wardley Speaks
Further to this post, Objet has posted a video of their new composite-media technology, using the Connex 500 3D printer. The video shows how two reservoirs of different media can be used to produce objects not previously printable in a single pass. Watch the production of cellphone covers with differently colored keypads, a hairbrush and… Continue reading PolyJet Video