Apple has lodged patent applications in the US and the company appears to be considering the use of Liquidmetal parts in its next generation products.
A man known as “the father of 3D printing” has been honoured for his work at The Economist’s Innovation Awards 2013 in the Consumer Products category.
Objective 3D and RapidPro have announced a merger.
This country’s love of giant things is well-documented, but all those books, articles and documentaries chronicling the Big Banana, Big Prawn, Big Merino et al. may have to be updated now that ART 3D has released its Sabertooth 3D printer system.
CSIRO scientists have custom made and 3D printed a set of titanium shoes for one Melbourne race horse.
It’s not easy being a small business in the current manufacturing environment. The face of manufacturing is changing, and businesses are eager for technological advances that could give them a competitive advantage.
Technology research firm Gartner has forecasted what it calls a tipping point in the growth of 3D printing in its first report on 3D printers priced under $US 100,000.
Stratasys has partnered with Aurora Office Automation in China to distribute the company’s Idea Series entry-level 3D printers, saying that personal 3D printers have hit the mainstream.
NASA engineers are preparing to launch a 3D printer, oven or toaster-sized depending on differing reports, able to operate in space.
There has been a lot of discussion lately about the future potential of additive manufacturing and whether it could even lead to the next industrial revolution.
3D printing has the potential to radically change businesses, starting with a big disruption to supply chains.
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.
Terry Wohlers, President of consulting firm Wohlers Associates and an influential 3D printing analyst, has lamented the hype around 3D printing and downplayed the talk of a “personal manufacturing revolution” driven by the technology.
Terry Wohlers, the President of Wohlers Associates, has commented on the global growth of 3D printing, with trends including China’s interest in the technology and the shift towards creating end-use parts.
What’s being described as a “factory in a box” is under development, with its owners planning to market a device with additive manufacturing as well as etching and milling capabilities.
Manufacturers’ Monthly is pleased to announce that we are currently featuring a half-hour webinar, hosted by Jonathan L Cobb of world leader Stratasys, titled Additive Manufacturing 101: Changing the Future of Product Development and Manufacturing.
Following its announcement that it hopes to have 3D printers operating at the International Space Station within a year, NASA has run tests of the largest 3D printed rocket engine component created so far.
Estonian start-up Fabulonia has launched a new “live cloud printing platform” called Fabsecure, which it claims will allow individuals and companies to monetise their 3D printing designs.
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.
NASA aims to have 3D printers designed by Made In Space operating on the International Space Station in June 2014.