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Q&A: Duncan McCallum CEO at Digital Alloys on Joule Printing and low cost metal 3D printing

Earlier today, Digital Alloys announced a successful $12.9 million Series B funding round. Boeing HorizonX Ventures, Lincoln Electric and Khosla Ventures participated in the round led by G20 Ventures. Following recent 3D printing investment activity in the region, this announcement illustrates a second wave of metal 3D printing enterprises centered around Boston that keep getting […]

Garter reports “early mainstream” adoption for 3D printing services in Africa

According to the latest report from Gartner Inc., a Stamford-headquartered market researcher, 3D printing has reached a critical stage in Africa. Enter the cycle According to Gartner’s report, the two technologies that have made it to the final step of the Hype Cycle are mobile money (technology that allows accesses to online banking via cell phones) […]

INTERVIEW: John Kitchingman, MD EuroNorth at Dassault Systèmes at Farnborough International Airshow

Increasingly, terms such as on-demand manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and the industrialization of 3D printing crop up in conversations, presentations and press releases. With aerospace often at the forefront of additive manufacturing, it may well be expected that this sector would be a good place to look for indications that 3D printing is maturing. The industrialization […]

3D printing industry experts comment on impact of trade war tariffs on additive manufacturing

Today marks the start of US trade tariffs on goods valued at $34 billion worth of imports from China. A list published by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) details the 818 tariff lines that will be subject to an additional 25% in duty. China has responded with additional import taxes on […]

Sliced Masterspool, Accenture, CTC, Sintratec, EOS, Simufact Additive, Nano Dimension, Sciaky

In today’s edition of our 3D printing news digest Sliced the following questions arise: Have you ever seen a seagull with prosthetic 3D printed legs? Can a 3D printed AI robot assist astronauts? How can additive manufacturing strategies help electronic companies? All this and more from VAC-U-MAX, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Sintratec, EOS Simufact Additive, Nano […]

Interview: Steve Wygant, SeeMeCNC, ‘open source projects generally do more for society at a faster pace’

To mark the 10th Anniversary of RepRap, 3D Printing Industry is interviewing early pioneers from the RepRap project and others who continue to share their work through Open Source licenses. Steve Wygant is the founder and CEO of SeeMeCNC. The Indiana based company designs and builds a variety of Delta 3D printers including the ARTEMIS […]

Interview: Roger Uceda, BCN3D Technologies, ‘being in an open source community multiplies your efforts exponentially’

Our series to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of RepRap continues with 3D printing insights from BCN3D Technologies. Roger Uceda is the founder of BCN3D Technologies, a division of the non-profit CIM-UPC foundation. In 2010, work began on developing a 3D printer at the research lab of the Barcelona Tech university, this project would later grow […]

Interview: Siert Wijnia, co-founder of Ultimaker ‘RepRap was the spark that ignited it all’

3D Printing Industry continues to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the RepRap with insights from the co-founder of one of the most successful and well-known 3D printing companies to emerge from the early days of open-source 3D printing. Siert Wijnia is the CTO and co-founder of Ultimaker. Based in The Netherlands, Ultimaker as an enterprise […]

Interview: Brook Drumm, Printrbot, ‘we need to roll up our sleeves and re-capture the imagination’

Our series to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the RepRap project continues this week with insights from more early pioneers. Occasionally there is confusion around the term Open Source, in particular as to whether it is incompatible with business. In this article 3D Printing Industry interviews the founder of an American company that was inspired […]