3D printers are able to produce parts more accurately and at a faster rate than ever before. A plastic acoustic guitar, 3D printed medical models, lightweight parts for aircrafts and cellphone cases are just some of the things this technology has helped create. The options of what can be created are constantly being challenged by … Continue reading Research and development key to 3D printing growth
Henry Ford is, famously, supposed to have said his cars were available in “any colour you like, so long as it is black”. Those days are long gone. Today, customers demand almost endless variety and near constant innovation. These demands create tremendous opportunities, but tremendous competitive pressures also. Success comes to those manufacturers that can … Continue reading 3D printing accelerates prototyping to keep pace with today’s demands
The UK’s Royal Mail has announced a trial offering 3D printing services through its London delivery office.
The lab is the brainchild of engineer Dr Michael Myers who is focused on making leading edge technology available to small to medium businesses.
The Centre will enable designers and engineers to create models and prototypes for new product design and test and to build finished goods in low volume.
Dutch-based 3D Hubs has reached what it claims to be a “critical mass”, announcing that it had reached 5,000 sites in over 80 countries.
By the end of this month, 3D Printing Studios will have three stores open dedicated to the technology, with plans to open up to 30 within two years.
Castings and engineering solutions company Keech is currently shopping around for 3D printing technology, with a goal of having three units operating by year’s end.
BPM 3D Technologies has been awarded a $141,700 Victorian government grant and will spend $500,000 of its own money with the goal of having three 3D printers up and running by Christmas.