GE announces winners of 3D printing Production Quest

GE’s 3D Printing Production Quest, in partnership with NineSigma, challenged participants to use additive manufacturing to produce complex parts with high precision using refractory metals, a capability that…

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Additive Manufacturing Users Group Recognizes Excellence

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) today announced recipients of awards for technical skill. The awards were presented at the 26th annual users group conference in Tucson, Arizona….

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High School students develop innovative 3d printing products for Ohio design contest

Junior Reanna Britting’s product was selected as the top placer leading Westlake High School to the team title in the inaugural Southwestern Conference (SWC) Design Contest. Sponsored by…

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Hexagon Metrology Releases New Generation of ROMER Absolute Arm

Hexagon Metrology  announced the next generation of the ROMER Absolute Arm. The enhanced portable measuring arm features optimal ergonomics, a new wrist design, and greater stability to create…

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Are you ready to design a 3D printed car?

Local Motors, Inc. announces the launch of the 3D Printed Car Design Challenge to inform and influence the design of the vehicle that will be manufactured at IMTS…

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What might a 3D printed Solar Tower look like in the desert?

This design, originally posted by Yankodesign, caught my attention. It is an amazing example of the creativity, as well as ecological friendliness, possible through 3D printing.  Developed by…

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Another “do-it-yourself” option–56 L RepRap based 3D printer

Under the product name X400 CE, the Jumbo 3D printer X400 is now available. With 56 liters of printing volume, it meets the requirements of professional users. German…

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3D printer used to develop revolutionary blood recycling machine

When 50-year-old UK heart patient Julie Penoyer, a Jehovah’s Witness, needed surgery, she requested not to receive donated blood products. Fortunately for Penoyer, the medical industry now has…

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Explore 3D printing at Staples with 3D Systems

If you are having challenges convincing your upper management to invest in 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies, you might want to send them to Staples, where they…

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Interview with the new CEO of Proto Labs

Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB), a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer has appointed a new President and CEO, Victoria M. Holt.  Bradley A. Cleveland, who helped shape…

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RP Marketplace launches B2B platform for professional 3D printing

RP Marketplace, an online platform for businesses to source and manage professional rapid prototyping services, announced that it has  launched www.rpmarketplace.com. For the last two months, RP Marketplace…

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The winners of the 2014 Extreme Redesign 3D printing challenge

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions,  announced the winners of its 10th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. This global contest…

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Will 3D printing kill IP?

Intellectual property: what effect will 3D printing (3DP) have on it? Is it still even useful in the coming 3DP world? A number of young entrepreneurs, who are…

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The trend is to go big

Jason Lopes of Legacy Effects gives an inspiring presentation.  His team of effects wizards and makeup artists use seven different additive manufacturing machines to help movie and commercial…

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AMUG 2014: the latest developments in 3D printing

The Additive Manufacturers User Group (AMUG) conference has always been a bit different from other conferences or shows, as it emphasizes hands-on learning. This year’s conference is the…

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Tough material for PolyJet 3D Printers fits parts parts with flexible living hinges or snap fits

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions,  introduced Endur, an advanced simulated polypropylene material for use with all Objet EdenV,…

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Hyphen expands prototyping capabilities with Stratasys Fortus 900 mc

Hyphen™, a rapid prototyping and testing facility, announced an upgrade to its capabilities with the purchase of the Stratasys Fortus 900mc 3D Production System from Cimetrix, one of…

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DSM introduces Somos® PerFORM for 3D Printing

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, introduces Somos® PerFORM, the latest composite material for 3D Printing, answering the need for parts that require thermal…

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3D Systems acquires Medical Modeling

3D Systems  (NYSE:DDD) announced that it acquired Medical Modeling Inc., a leading provider of personalized surgical treatments and patient specific medical devices, including virtual surgical planning and clinical…

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Stratasys to Acquire Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies

Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing systems, announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire two privately-held companies, Solid Concepts…

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More on SpaceClaim’s support for 3D printing

My colleague, Senior Editor Barb Schmitz, who covers all things CAD for the WTWH Media properties, recently posted an article on SpaceClaim’s recent announcement of support for STL…

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Let there be 3D printed “light”

Clear materials for 3D printing have been available for a while now.  With the addition of a specialized 3D printer, though, engineers will be able to design and…

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How to cut 45% of weight out of a 3D printed metal bike frame

Back in February of this year, Renishaw told the story of how it used metal based additive manufacturing to 3D print a metal bike frame.  Additional information is…

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3D Systems ProJet 1200 Micro-SLA 3D printer now available

3D Systems announced the immediate availability of its previously announced ProJet 1200 micro-SLA printer and commencement of customer shipments. This affordable, safe micro-SLA 3D printer is capable of…

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Fathom and Lawrence Livermore Labs to team up to advance 3D printing and additive manufacturing

FATHOM, an advanced technology driven company with an expertise in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, announced that it has entered into a technology development partnership with Lawrence Livermore…

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