The year 2021 has ended, and it’s time to look back to see what happened in 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing.
The women of R&D Tax Savers see 3D printing technologies and trends in their work almost every day.
3D Hubs released their periodic Trends Report, and this edition packs a lot of very interesting data.
It’s only January, but 2021 already shows an overarching theme in 3D printing: market consolidation.
I caught up with Gregory Elfering, President of Ultimaker Americas, for a discussion of Ultimaker’s 2020 reflections and 2021 trends and predictions.
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.
MakerBot has released its 2020 3D Printing Trends Report, and there are some very interesting findings within it.
Charles R. Goulding considers increasing lifespans increasing medical 3D printing demand.
Andrea Albanese and Lara Tomiko share the insights of a team of women keeping up with the latest in additive manufacturing.
3D print service Sculpteo today released the results of their latest comprehensive annual survey of 3D printing use worldwide, and there’s several important findings.
Fabbaloo friend Tuan Tranpham issued a list of 3D printing trends he’s perceived — but are they really true?
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the principles of Lean Manufacturing together with rising trends in automation and required social distancing.
For years there have been two types of 3D printers: kits and assembled. I no longer think that is the case.
Yesterday, Fabbaloo held our Rapid-Fire Interview Day, through which we spoke with three dozen 3D printing industry participants.
Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers examines hiring trends in a new reality.
3D Hubs has released its now-annual report on manufacturing and 3D printing trends, and we take a look at their statistics.
Xometry’s Greg Paulsen examines recent trends in additive manufacturing, and we provide some additional thoughts.
What happens when 3D prints change from being prototyping devices to production machines? A lot more quality control, that’s for sure.
BigRep has discovered something important for the future of 3D printing, and it could cause many more companies to take a big shift towards eco-friendly products.
Two of the biggest conversations in 3D printing today have a lot in common.
What’s the right terminology, 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing? We investigate this issue using Science.
Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafe of R&D Tax Savers discuss generational impact of 3D printing demographics.
IMTS, the massive biennial manufacturing technology show, is set to see 40% more floor space dedicated to additive manufacturing in 2020.
Here at engineering.com, we love to write about new tools and technologies in the world of CAD.
3D Hubs released their traditional quarterly trends report.
There is so much competition smaller 3D print vendors might consider consolidating to expand.
3D printing has come a long way from its origins in the 1980s, with a brief entry into the consumer space galvanizing its growth in the earlier part of the decade.
We caught up with Pete Basiliere, Research Vice President, Additive Manufacturing at Gartner for a look at predictions in 3D printing and 4D printing in 2019.
With the new year, new thoughts of 3D printing come to mind.
It’s near year end and it is time to reflect on what happened.
Though young, 3D printing has already imposed itself as one of the most disruptive technologies in recent decades.
Materialise published a series of trends and we have some thoughts.
From hobby to profession, from toy to tool, 3D printing is growing up — and Dutch desktop 3D printer mainstay Ultimaker is not only watching that growth, but helping to drive it.
26,919 visitors and 632 exhibitors can’t be wrong: formnext 2018 has made Frankfurt The Place To Be in additive manufacturing each November.
Several notable themes presented throughout the duration of TCT Show 2018.
This year’s IMTS doesn’t just feel bigger than ever; it’s the biggest in the International Manufacturing Technology Show’s history.
This week, I had the honor to present a discussion on Trends in 3D Printing for Production at the International Symposium of Additive Manufacturing Taiwan, 2018.
3D Hubs released their latest trends report today.
3D Hubs once again released their quarterly report today, and as always there are interesting observations.
3D Hubs released their quarterly report on 3D printing trends and it got me thinking about machine lifetimes.
As another year closes, it’s time to reflect on what’s happened in 3D printing.
Each quarter 3D Hubs has published an extensive statistical report on 3D printer trends based on their comprehensive usage data, but this time it looks significantly different.
A trend is now very evident in the desktop 3D print world: soluble support.
I found it interesting to see some long term patterns appearing in 3D Hubs’ monthly trends report.
I noticed something very interesting in this month’s 3D Hubs Trends report, something that tells the story of the last few years of 3D printing.
What did we see a lot of at the 2015 CES? Mini 3D printers, that’s what we saw.
We’re looking at some interesting statistics presented by 3D Hubs in their monthly trends report.
Last January we took a look at Google Trends to see the slope of interest in 3D printing. At that time we observed a pretty healthy jump. Did the trend continue in 2012? Evidently yes, as you can see in the Google Trends chart above. The lines represent the relative amount of Google searching… Continue reading 3D Printing Buzz During 2012
Many things happened in 2012 within the world of 3D printing, particularly for home users. But what overall trends emerged? We noticed three trends that seemed to flavor 2012. Me Too! We actually lost track of the numerous plastic extrusion-based personal 3D printers that were announced in 2012. At one point they were appearing… Continue reading Three 3D Printing Trends in 2012
Many Fabbaloo readers use Twitter to keep their friends informed of important 3D printing news by retweeting links to our posts. The most frequently retweeted posts are possibly the most interesting, as least according to our readers. But which posts were most frequently retweeted? These were the top ten in 2011: Sneakey Captures Your… Continue reading Top Tweeted Posts of 2011
A recent post by John Vanston in VentureBeat proposes that 3D printing (or “Advanced Digital Manufacturing (ADM)” as they term it) is a Minitrend “particularly applicable to large companies.” Vanston has written a book, “MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover Profit From Business & Technology Trends”. He says: Advanced digital manufacturing (ADM) processes build… Continue reading 3D Printing is a Mini-Trend
Which 3D printer manufacturers are most popular? That’s very hard to say, since internal company statistics are often difficult to find. However, Google is Our Friend in this case, since they offer a free trending service: Google Trends. Google Trends does not tell you which item is most popular. Instead they simply tell you the… Continue reading 3D Printing: The Trends?
While polishing off the last of the holiday eggnog, we’ve opened the Fabbaloo filing cabinet and dusted off our posts and reflected on what’s transpired over these past twelve months. Much has happened this year, but we observe some overall trends. Some continue from earlier, but a few are new: Maker culture… Continue reading 3D Printing Trends in 2009
The Financial Times posts their observation of the recent increase of Do-It-Yourself projects and services. This should be no surprise to Fabbaloo readers, but it’s definitely true. More and more people are taking on DIY projects for a variety of purposes. Why is this so? We believe the convergence of several factors has led to… Continue reading The DIY Wave?
Every once in a while we troll through Google’s amazing trend service to see what people are thinking about various topics. Of course, we investigated 3D printing. What’s Google’s amazing trend service, you ask? It’s a leverage of their colossal record of search requests. Just as you can search for a term, you can use… Continue reading The Trends