product design

The annual international 3D printing competition has unveiled the names of this year's finalists ahead of Formnext later this month. Read more


Protolabs uses 3D tech to produce a detailed replica of a Sumatran rhino skull, plus a focus on the latest in materials, product design, education and desktop 3D printing. Read more


Deputy Group Editor, Laura Griffiths reports on two days at Steelcase for Autodesk’s annual Accelerate event. Read more

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SCOTT Sports, producer of bicycles, winter equipment, motorsports gear and sportswear, leverages 3D technologies in development of safe and comfortable products. Read more


Assistant Editor, Sam Davies reports on a company aiming to serve 70 million people with customised wheelchairs. Read more


East Stroudsburg University

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A public university in Pennsylvania is offering a new certificate programme to its Art and Design students which focuses on 3D printing and product design. It will show students how to use the latest 3D equipment in graphic and object design. Read more


World's first folding, soft, multiple impact cycle helmet launches crowdfunding campaign with help of 3D printing. Read more


Industrial design and bike light manufacturer, Supernova Design, installs MakerBot Replicator and sees dramatic improvements to product design process. Read more


Boston tech start up launches 3D printing platform featuring over 300 customisable designer products across homeware, fashion, tech and art. Read more


The Coolest Cooler raised $13.2 million on Kickstarter in just 30 days, the latest MakerBot story reveals how without 3D printing that may never have been possible. Read more


Design companies, Alloy and LA Design take home Gold Awards for sustainability and innovation in public service and business. Read more


TCT commented just how good the packaging of the BEETHEFIRST 3D printer was when we reviewed it, new information reveals why it's so darn good. Read more


Now 3D Systems and Formlabs have settled their differences we thought it was time to take a look at the design of the desktop 3D printer, which shook up an industry. Read more


“We have a huge supply chain, with an enormous amount of leverage and capability. We want to see everybody taking advantage of it,” says Josh Valman at RPD International. Read more



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TCT + Personalize is proud to announce the launch of TCT Asia in partnership with VNU Exhibitions Asia. The debut TCT Asia will take place in Shanghai in March 2015. Read more


Product development specialist ARRK Europe has joined the SMMT, cementing its place in the automotive industry. Read more


Bre Pettis

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MakerBot announced its mission to put a desktop 3D printer in very school at the launch of an ambitious new education scheme. Read more


The Pero

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The Netherlands is home to so many 3D printing outfits that it is fast overtaking New York as the home of 3D printing. Daniel O'Connor wonders why in his blog. Read more

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Until December 7th you can get your hands on some FREE Tinkercad software for your academic institution... find out how to apply here. Read more


3D Printing — Then, Now and in the Future

Kevin Quigley runs his own successful product design agency and has been a first hand witness to the evolution of digital tools for product development — which includes but is in no way limited to 3D printing — over the last couple of decades ... Read more

27 Jun 2012 11:27 Guest Column