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Toolcraft turns to LPW to source optimised powders for AM.

Toolcraft uses optimised metal powders from LPW Technology for additive manufacturing processes. more »

Aug 1, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

MTI Takes Lead in Additive Manufacturing of C-103 Space Alloy

MTI have successfully printed Niobium-based Alloy, C-103, required for space travel. more »

Aug 1, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

Improved Uncia hits Indiegogo with plans to donate 3D DLP Printers to Asian Schools

The new improved Uncia DLP 3D Printer has been unveiled on Indiegogo at a starting price of $299. more »

Aug 1, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

MakerBot unveils MakerBot Europe

MakerBot have announced their expansion into the European market with MakerBot Europe. more »

Aug 1, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

World 3D Printing Technology Industry Exhibition debuts in Qingdao

Graham Tromans reports on World 3D Printing Technology Industry Conference and Exhibition in Qingdao. more »

Jul 31, 2014 Guest Column

Man 3D prints his own castle in prep for 3D house

A Minnesota man has successfully 3D printed his own castle, but that's just the start. more »

Jul 31, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

Ryman trials 3D printing service in London with 3D Systems

UK stationery retailer, Ryman trial new 3D printing service at two London stores and plan to start selling 3D products this August. more »

Jul 31, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

3D Systems expand reach into 3D healthcare industry with Simbionix

3D Systems have announced acquisition of global leader in 3D virtual reality surgical simulation, Simbionix, for $120 million. more »

Jul 31, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

New Matter reaches goal on end-to-end 3D printer campaign

New Matter have have reached their target on Indiegogo to launch affordable 3D printer and open up the 3D community. more »

Jul 30, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

Diamond Plastics introduces new reusable powder to 3D market

Diamond Plastics GmbH in Nuremberg have designed a new 100% reusable powder for laser sintering. more »

Jul 30, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

New grinder could mean better 3D printed medical implants

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Centre have acquired a new grinder to smooth 3D printed parts to a suitable surface quality to be used in artificial joints. more »

Jul 30, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

A 3D printed smart bike

One of the world's most bicycled cities, Portland has called upon the region's greatest creative minds to create the ultimate Urban bike that is manufactured using DMLS. more »

Jul 29, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

Growing demand for 3D technology predicted to hit $4.9 billion by 2020

Software developers react to growing demand for 3D technology as market research predictions expect industry revenue to soar by 2020. more »

Jul 29, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

Do you wanna build a snowman?

The BEEVERYCREATIVE is now standalone as a 3D Printer so we print Disney's Frozen comedy character Olaf without having to keep the laptop plugged in. more »

Jul 29, 2014 Daniel O'Connor's Blog

QSQM acquired for $1m as new Uncia launches

China's first DLP 3D printing research and development team acquired by Nanjing company F.M. as new low cost 3D printer is set to launch. more »

Jul 29, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

Amazon launch customised 3D printed products

As the online retail giant launches its new 3D printing section with a host of MixeeLab goodies we ask what this means for Shapeways and Co. more »

Jul 28, 2014 Gifts & Accessories

GE Aviation takes AM technology to Auburn

$50M investment introduces unique additive manufacturing facility for the jet propulsion industry. more »

Jul 28, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

Concept Laser continue to expand

The German firm reach a milestone in the production of their new 3,500m2 facility and host a topping out ceremony to celebrate. more »

Jul 28, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

Arburg take AM solution to Fakuma

Among the injection moulding solutions on show at Arburg's Fakuma stand will be the Freeformer — the company's AM solution. more »

Jul 25, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

VIDEO: Student designs own prosthetic leg following accident

When Natasha Hope-Simpson lost her leg, her life came to a stop. But she built new momentum through design, as she created a beautiful, custom 3D-printable prosthetic leg that reflected her character in ways that a stock prosthetic never could... more »

Jul 24, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

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    Could Joris Peels have found the antidote to a long-standing cynicism with the e-Nable project?

    Jul 17, 2014

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    Once you up the production on a product and not just the playing but the actual production, then it's going to up the ante. - Phil Anselmo

    May 28, 2014

  • Renaissance Nightmares

    Just when you think you're finally making progress, along comes something to rain on your parade. And that's what's going to happen to the 3D printing industry, says Joris Peels.

    Mar 26, 2014 | 1 comment(s)

  • 3D printing the poor

    3D printing has often been touted as potentially revolutionary for the lives of the world's poorest, but could it also trap them in a cycle of poverty?

    Feb 1, 2014

  • Pirate, Privateer or Shipyard?

    "...we know deep in our hearts that we should be pirates," thinks Joris Peels — find out why in this months column.

    Jan 1, 2014