Category Archives: Insights

INTERVIEW: AMUG 2019 preview with Brad Keselowski, LAIKA’s Brian McLean and Todd Grimm

“For users, by users” runs the slogan of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG). Ahead of the group’s annual meeting, this year taking place from March 31-April 4, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois, 3D Printing Industry asked several of the keynote speakers (who are also AM users) about their expectations, insights and reasons for attending AMUG […]

INTERVIEW: Fast Radius’ CEO Lou Rassey on embracing industrial additive manufacturing

Now that 3D printing is moving towards industrial-grade production levels, many companies find themselves excited about the possibilities but not sure how to fully make it part of their operating model. This has created a gap where companies are slow to adopt additive manufacturing. Fast Radius is looking to bridge this gap. Headquartered in Chicago, […]

Leading additive manufacturing academics give insights into 2019 plans and review latest 3D printing research

3D printing experts from leading universities across the globe have given us an insight into what 2019 holds for additive manufacturing. 3D Printing Industry asked professors at universities including UC Berkeley, Cranfield University, University of Birmingham and Columbia University to tell us about some of the new additive manufacturing research developments and about the advances […]

Deloitte Global report predicts 3D printing’s “plateau of productivity” in 2019

Big four accounting organization Deloitte predicts that 2019 is going to be the year that 3D printing finally lives up to the hype. Part of the company’s annual Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions report, this year revenue growth is indicating that 3D printing is about to reach the so-called “plateau of productivity.” “In previous reports […]” […]

40 3D printing experts give predictions for additive manufacturing in 2019

What are 3D printing experts expecting for 2019? 3D Printing Industry asked 40 CEO’s and other leaders in the additive manufacturing sector to give their opinions. The 3D printing forecasts and expectations for the coming year demonstrate an increasing focus on moving AM to production. To achieve this goal the experts we surveyed note that […]

Interview: Güngör Kara and Nikolai Zapernick on EOS’ million laser sign to HP

Late in 2018 leading industrial 3D printer manufacturer EOS launched details of an upcoming “million laser” technology. Termed LaserProFusion, this polymer additive manufacturing method is “potentially limitless” in output, producing complex, serialized, strong and lightweight components in a matter of seconds per piece. After seeing the first parts to be produced using LaserProFusion at Formnext 2018, […]

Summing up Additive Manufacturing in 2018

There is no unifying metric for quantifying growth, or technological progress, in additive manufacturing. The best alternative is to look at trends and data to give us insights into the near future. In 2018, there were numerous announcements across materials, hardware, and design software for additive manufacturing. Collectively, some major themes are apparent from the […]

40 3D printing experts, leaders and CEO’s comment on the key events of 2018

The annual 3D Printing Industry review of the year has more insights from additive manufacturing and 3D printing experts than ever. We invited the leaders in our industry to tell us about the most important issues, events, and trends of 2018.  Arno Held, Chief Venture Officer, AM Ventures Next to being awarded Investor of the […]

Additive manufacturing focuses on the peripherals

At Formnext 2018 there has been a notable decline in the number of “glamorous” 3D printer and product releases at the show – fewer falling curtains, and process debuts, however, more focus on the peripherals. Of all the exhibitors I have spoken to, digitization, process monitoring, product lifecycle management, automation and additive manufacturing for production […]

Q&A: Ken Church CEO of nScrypt on printed electronics and the Factory in a Tool

Based in Orlando, Florida nScrypt is a provider of micro-dispensing and 3D printing equipment. Together with TechShot, a 3D bioprinter developed by the company will be installed on the ISS next year. Working across industries including electronics, solar, printed antennas, life sciences, and pharmaceutical the company has a range of patented technologies that facilitate applications […]