Category Archives: Insights

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 […]

Interview: Rich Baker, Protolabs CTO on industrial 3D printing and digital manufacturing

Protolabs Inc. is a digital manufacturing pioneer. Over the course of almost 20 years the Maple Plain, MN headquartered enterprise has developed innovative software solutions that power its worldwide manufacturing offerings. More recently in 2014, Protolabs entered the industrial 3D printing industry and began offering additive manufacturing services in addition to existing CNC machining and […]

3D Printing in the automotive industry

3D printing technology was appealing proposition for the automotive industry at an early stage and additive manufacturing is increasing used in the sector. The 2015 Wohlers report states that the motor vehicles constituted 16.1% of the 3D printing market that year. The recent advances in additive manufacturing, allowing for newer designs, reduced lead times, and […]

INTERVIEW: Pollen AM CEO on Pellet Additive Manufacturing

Last week I sat down with Cedric Michel, co-founder and CEO at Pollen AM. The French company is the developer of the Pellet Additive Manufacturing (PAM) system, the technology at the core of the Pollen AM Pam Series P FDM 3D printing technology and also used in company’s Pam Series M metal 3D printers. From […]

INTERVIEW: Pollen AM CEO on Pellet Additive Manufacturing

Last week I sat down with Cedric Michel, co-founder and CEO at Pollen AM. The French company is the developer of the Pellet Additive Manufacturing (PAM) system, the technology at the core of the Pollen AM Pam Series P FDM 3D printing technology and also used in company’s Pam Series M metal 3D printers. From […]

Stratasys CEO gives further insight into first quarter financial results

The most recent financial results from Stratasys indicate a potentially worrying trend, specifically negative growth in product net sales over the past 5 years. I asked Ilan Levin, Stratasys CEO, for additional insight into yesterday’s figures. Ilan Levin, CEO of Stratasys, “We are witnessing a strong appetite in the market for AM technologies, specifically for […]

RAPID+TCT 2018 in Review: Industry innovation in materials and processes

The 2018 RAPID+TCT Conference has come and gone as another strong demonstration of the growth present in the 3D printing industry. This year’s event in Fort Worth, Texas showcased more than 300 exhibitors and 150 technical talks to thousands of attendees. With industry-wide growth estimated between 21% and 25% annually, the $10 billion dollar mark […]