All Hail HP 3D Printing

There is a rumor running wild that Hewlett-Packard could one day become the biggest fish in 3D printing, but that won’t be a bad thing for the guppies already in the industry. That’s the view of David Reis, CEO of 3D-printing firm Stratasys, who in an interview Thursday sounded a mostly positive note about the new competition. HP just a day earlier unveiled plans to enter 3D printing by 2016…

3D Printing, My Car…

Meet the Strati, it is the world’s newest 3D-printed car. We’ve seen 3D printing capture the imagination world, make its way onto our desktops, and be the source of ever popular publicity stunts, like this one. Strati, is the 3D printed car from Local Motors that just make some serious waves and a lot of attention at IMTS 2014. The severely stratified little buggy was a collaborative effort between Oak…

Heavy Metal 3D Printing

When can we starting 3D printing suits of armor? Well, looks like we are already.  Three-dimensional metal printing technology is an expanding field that has enormous potential applications in areas ranging from supporting structures, functional electronics to medical devices. Conventional 3D metal printing is generally restricted to metals with a high melting point, and the process is rather time consuming. Scientists at the Beijing Key Laboratory of CryoBiomedical Engineering, part…

3D Printing Hollywood Style

3D Printing is making waves on the big screen. Mark your calendar animation fans and those of active and hungry imagination for September 26th and the release of Boxtrolls by Laika Studios. This innovative, fun and endearing stop-motion film opens up a magical world of curiosity, creativity, friendship and courage, and it does so with the help of 3D printing! Even though stop-motion is a rigorously manual animation process requiring…

3D Printing Gets Ted Talks Klout

We talk a lot about 3D printing. Why? Well the obvious, it’s freaking awesome and it’s going to change everything in the manufacturing world. Time will look back one day and much like the industrial revolution, it will recognized the 3D printing revolution. Take 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental, who is helping to imagine a future where 3D scanning-and-printing is an everyday act, and food, clothing, objects are routinely output…

3D Printing Never Sounded So Good

Walkman did it in the 80’s, 3D printing is doing it today. The battle of the ears is heating is up, and this market is showing no signs of cooling.  Take Fujikon, an award-winning headphone manufacturer that’s currently on the wild ride of the headset and speaker market for mobile devices. In a market that’s getting more competitive by the day, innovation is a must. The Hong Kong-based Fujikon is…

When 3D Printing Runs Out of Ink

First off, 3D printing obviously doesn’t use ink. Hence, the race to create the best filament’s in the biz is heating up. Take ColorFabb XT-Copolyester, which is on display right now at the 3D Printshow in London. Printed samples, including a 3D puzzle chair, will demonstrate the filament’s capabilities at the show. Individual pieces of the puzzle chair, printed prior to the show, will be joined together to create a…

Innovative 3D Printing of You

The innovation of 3D printing continues to open new doors in different directions. Once again this amazing technology has found itself in another practical application. Meet Rocky Tuan, PhD, he is a professor and executive vice chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery as well as the director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine developing 3D printed cartilage with the…

3D Printing is Booming!

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike in materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. They’ve just announced that they have signed a lease on a new 200,000 square foot facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The move enables its manufacturing and distribution capacity to meet growing demand for…