Is Autodesk Winning the Free CAD War?

I’ve noticed a bit of a trend, at least informally, regarding use of free 3D CAD suites.

3D Metal Printing: Picking the Right Process

A piece from Fabrisonic explains how their process might be better than others, but it suggests a pattern across all 3D printing processes. 

Bioprinter Preps for ISS to 3D Print Beating Heart Tissue

Space may be the final frontier, but to boldly go where no one has gone before will require the development of new technology that allows humans to travel farther into deep space. 

The Most Incredible 3D Print Sale

I received notice from LulzBot today of a most incredible sale.

Printrbot Closes!

Long time 3D printer manufacturer abruptly closed their doors yesterday, after many years of operation. 

Are 3D Print Services Better?

After reading Matt Sand’s story earlier this week, I am now thinking a bit differently about 3D print services. 

Xometry Gets Buckwild, Builds Out Its Manufacturing Platform with First Acquisition

Last we reported, Xometry was up to $23M in two rounds of funding. 

Turning on an Entire Industry to 3D Printing With a Flying Car

There’s a very interesting story that’s slowly being told, industry after industry. This is one of them. 

An Update on the 3D Print Entrepreneur Who Disappeared?

Two years ago, a 3D print entrepreneur disappeared mysteriously in the Philippines. Does anyone know what happened? 

Metal 3D Printing: Seven Trends & Emerging Tech

I recently presented to a sold-out audience at MD&M East, a leading conference in manufacturing medical devices and surgical instruments. 

Malika Khodja – “It Is Important To Show Local Manufacturing Industry The Advantages Of Metal 3D Printing”

Malika Khodja is the business development engineer at Metal Heart, the 1st and so far only commercial metal 3D printing company in South Africa.  

Prodways Acquires Solidscape?

In a rather surprising announcement overnight, Prodways has taken on Solidscape. 

3D Printing Trends Updated

3D Hubs released their latest trends report today.

Dowell 3D's Inexpensive - and Large - 3D Printers

I’m looking at a Chinese manufacturer of 3D printers I had not encountered previously: Luoyang Dowell Electronics Technology Co., Ltd, simply known as Dowell 3D. 

Book of the Week: 3D Printer Projects for Makerspaces

This week’s selection is the useful 3D Printer Projects for Makerspaces by Lydia Sloan Cline. 

EXCLUSIVE: ADDITIVE INTERNATIONAL 2018: A Round up of the Pre-conference Conference in Nottingham

My annual pilgrimage to Nottingham for the Additive International conference happened this week (10th-12th July). 

AMSC Seeks Additional Standards for 3D Printing

Work to develop additional standards for 3D printing continues. 

Design of the Week: Low Poly World Map

This week’s selection is the decorative Low Poly World Map by Richard Fickert.

Should Premade GCODE Be Used?

I’ve seen pre-made GCODE a few times recently, and I am a bit suspicious of it. 

Tethon 3D's Powerful Resins

There are sources for third party resin for 3D printing.