This year’s report highlights the industry’s return to pre-pandemic growth as well as the emergence of exciting new trends.
Trends Seen at Rapid+TCT 2022
At last week’s Rapid+TCT event there were clearly a number of themes running through the industry.
Looking Back at 3D Print Trends in 2021
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 Discuss Recent Trends In Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing
The women of R&D Tax Savers see 3D printing technologies and trends in their work almost every day.
3D Hubs’ 2020 Trends Report Available
3D Hubs released their periodic Trends Report, and this edition packs a lot of very interesting data.
2021: The Year Of Additive Manufacturing Market Consolidation?
It’s only January, but 2021 already shows an overarching theme in 3D printing: market consolidation.
Ultimaker To Focus On 3D Printing Ecosystem And User Journey In 2021
I caught up with Gregory Elfering, President of Ultimaker Americas, for a discussion of Ultimaker’s 2020 reflections and 2021 trends and predictions.
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.
MakerBot Releases 2020 3D Printing Trends Report
MakerBot has released its 2020 3D Printing Trends Report, and there are some very interesting findings within it.
Human Longevity Increases The Need For 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding considers increasing lifespans increasing medical 3D printing demand.
The Women Of R&D Tax Savers Discuss Recent Trends In Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
Andrea Albanese and Lara Tomiko share the insights of a team of women keeping up with the latest in additive manufacturing.
Sculpteo Releases 6th Annual State Of 3D Printing
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.
Are TranPham’s 3D Printing Trends True?
Fabbaloo friend Tuan Tranpham issued a list of 3D printing trends he’s perceived — but are they really true?
Lean Manufacturing, Automation and Distancing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the principles of Lean Manufacturing together with rising trends in automation and required social distancing.
Is There Any Point To 3D Printer Kits These Days?
For years there have been two types of 3D printers: kits and assembled. I no longer think that is the case.
Rapid-Fire Wrapup: The 3D Printing Community Is Thriving
Yesterday, Fabbaloo held our Rapid-Fire Interview Day, through which we spoke with three dozen 3D printing industry participants.
Silicon Valley Retains Hiring Levels
Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers examines hiring trends in a new reality.
3D Hubs Releases Latest Trends Report: Our Analysis
3D Hubs has released its now-annual report on manufacturing and 3D printing trends, and we take a look at their statistics.
Reviewing Xometry’s 3D Printing Trends
Xometry’s Greg Paulsen examines recent trends in additive manufacturing, and we provide some additional thoughts.
Production Additive Manufacturing Means Quality Assurance Is Far More Important
What happens when 3D prints change from being prototyping devices to production machines? A lot more quality control, that’s for sure.
BigRep’s New 3D Printing “Eco Focus”
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.
Trends In 3D Printing Today: Application-Specific Solutions, Training
Two of the biggest conversations in 3D printing today have a lot in common.
Analysis: Is It “3D Printing” or “Additive Manufacturing”?
What’s the right terminology, 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing? We investigate this issue using Science.
Millennials and the New Demographics of 3D Printing
Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafe of R&D Tax Savers discuss generational impact of 3D printing demographics.
IMTS Plans For Even More Additive Manufacturing In 2020
IMTS, the massive biennial manufacturing technology show, is set to see 40% more floor space dedicated to additive manufacturing in 2020.
Which Technologies Will Transform CAD?
Here at engineering.com, we love to write about new tools and technologies in the world of CAD.
3D Hubs Releases Q1 2019 Trends Report
3D Hubs released their traditional quarterly trends report.
Small 3D Print Operations Should Consider Consolidation
There is so much competition smaller 3D print vendors might consider consolidating to expand.
3D Printing Predictions for 2019
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.
A Look Ahead in 3D Printing with Gartner’s Pete Basiliere
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.
Desirable Developments In 3D Printing For 2019
With the new year, new thoughts of 3D printing come to mind.
3D Printing Trends in 2018
It’s near year end and it is time to reflect on what happened.
These Trends Will Shape 3D Printing Moving Into 2019
Though young, 3D printing has already imposed itself as one of the most disruptive technologies in recent decades.
Reactions to Materialise’s 3D Printing Trends for 2019
Materialise published a series of trends and we have some thoughts.
Ultimaker Continues to Open Up 3D Printing
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.
You Think 3D Printing Is Big? The Best Is Yet To Come: formnext 2018
26,919 visitors and 632 exhibitors can’t be wrong: formnext 2018 has made Frankfurt The Place To Be in additive manufacturing each November.
TCT 2018 – Themes and Thoughts
Several notable themes presented throughout the duration of TCT Show 2018.
IMTS 2018 Highlights Strong Realities in Additive Manufacturing
This year’s IMTS doesn’t just feel bigger than ever; it’s the biggest in the International Manufacturing Technology Show’s history.
Trends in 3D Printing for Production
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 Printing Trends Updated
3D Hubs released their latest trends report today.
More Interesting Stuff in 3D Hubs’ Q2 Report
3D Hubs once again released their quarterly report today, and as always there are interesting observations.
How Long Does a 3D Printer Last?
3D Hubs released their quarterly report on 3D printing trends and it got me thinking about machine lifetimes.
Seven 3D Printing Trends in 2017
As another year closes, it’s time to reflect on what’s happened in 3D printing.
3D Hubs Dramatically Revamps their Trends Report and Reveals More Truths About 3D Printers
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.
Trend: 3D Prints and Soluble Support
A trend is now very evident in the desktop 3D print world: soluble support.
Reading Between the Lines of 3D Hubs’ Latest Trends Report
I found it interesting to see some long term patterns appearing in 3D Hubs’ monthly trends report.
A Profound Insight Found in 3D Hubs’ Latest Trend 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.
An Explosion of Mini 3D Printers
What did we see a lot of at the 2015 CES? Mini 3D printers, that’s what we saw.
3D Hubs’ January Trends Yields a Surprising Result
We’re looking at some interesting statistics presented by 3D Hubs in their monthly trends report.
3D Printing Buzz During 2012
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
Three 3D Printing Trends in 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
Top Tweeted Posts of 2011
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
3D Printing is a Mini-Trend
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
3D Printing: The Trends?
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?
3D Printing Trends in 2009
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 DIY Wave?
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