Blog Archives

3D Printing Industry Association Looks At Formlabs Connection With Brad Feld

Autodesk, The 3D design software giant is using the investment as an opportunity to build a partnership with Formlabs, a deal that will develop collaborative software and marketing between the two companies — though specifics on what all of that

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Announcements

Did Solidoodle Really Run Out Of Money?

So what happened to this company that once held such promise? According to a former employee, the company has been struggling for some time now. This employee, known only as Solinonymous, has peeled back the curtain and given us a

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

3D Printing Bringing Challenges To Intellectual Property and Copyright Law

3D Printing Legal Matters

IP Issues In 3D Printing Where’s the IP? A wide range of IP rights apply in the context of 3D printing. Managing IP issues is a challenge for manufacturers in the age of 3D printing, says expert… READ MORE  

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Favorites, Legal

Big Data And 3D Printing – 5 Reasons People Fear Big Data Analytics

5 Reasons Firms Fear Big Data Analytics from Bill Decker So, with 3D Printing and the Internet of Things happening, it takes us to one key place: data analytics.

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Business

Will Big Data Enhance 3D Printing?

Here are 4 Ways Big Data and 3D Printing Go Hand In Hand 1. Data Enables Custom Manufacturing. The efficiency and customization power of 3D printing could turn production inside out. Instead of mass producing goods and trying to sell

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Engineering, Ideas

Saving Lives With 3D Printing Technology.

3d printed home

3D-printed homes are useful, especially given the fact that the United Nations predicts that there will be a need for almost 100,000 new homes per day for the next 15 years. With the cost and energy requirements being so low

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Engineering

3D Printing Association Book Excerpt – What is 3D Printing and What Does 3D Printing Do?

3d printing book

From the book: How to 3D Print Money Ebook by Bill Decker “…..Additive manufacturing, is also known as 3D printing, is a high-growth emerging market that’s creating lots of buzz among industry, creative, and do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Corporations have had the

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Announcements, Favorites, Product Review

3D Printing And NASA – Where Will the 3D Printing Industry Go?

NASA engineers pushed the limits of technology by designing a rocket engine injector –a highly complex part that sends propellant into the engine — with design features that took advantage of 3-D printing. To make the parts, the design was

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in NASA

3D Printing News From the US Dept of Energy – How Does 3D Printing Work?

“First invented in the 1980s by Chuck Hull, an engineer and physicist, 3D printing technology has come a long way. Also called additive manufacturing, 3D printing is the process of making an object by depositing material, one tiny layer at

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Industry Statistics, Media

3D Printing Association Discusses the 3 Main Lessons From the 3D Printing Revolution

Here are the 3 top things to know about the 3D Printing revolution: 1. The up-front investment is significant, but running costs are low. Consumer-grade desktop 3-D printers range from $500 to about $3,500. Once this investment is made, then

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Industry Statistics, Media