Monthly Archives: Februar 2014

3D Printing is Years Away from Transforming Supply Chains

(Forbes) The challenges in additive manufacturing (AM) are surmountable, writes Steve Banker. Integration of 3D printing will take a commitment from the industry and for some, that could take up to a decade. Banker cites current AM technology limitations and points out how required process knowledge is nontrivial. As an example of the time commitment, GE took over 10 years to refine the company’s additive manufacturing process. Using a laser sintering process from the outset the challenges were multifold. In additive manufacturing the structural properties of the finished product are highly dependent upon the formulation of the metal powder and the operating parameters of the laser sintering machine. This required seminal research in both these areas to be accomplished simultaneously.

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Nexxt Technologies Forms Strategic Partnership with 3D Printing Ally

( Nexxt Technologies has formed a strategic partnership with 3D Printing Ally. The merger will offer customers a wider range of 3D printing solutions in a variety of industries, like medical, aerospace and consumer goods. The alliance enhances the capability of both companies to deliver a complete digital manufacturing package from system sales to custom parts. Nexxt Technologies provides sales, service and installation of a complete 3D printing line. Materials include plastics, metals, ceramics, nylons and acrylics. Nexxt Technologies is a total solutions company offering rapid prototyping, scanning, digital manufacturing and 3D printing on an extensive variety of 3D printers. 3D Printing Ally brings experience in many types of build materials.

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ORNL and Cincinnati, Inc. Partnership May Disrupt Leadership Positions in 3D Printing

(Daily Finance) Beth McKenna writes that the recent partnership agreement between Oak Ridge National Laboratories and Cincinnati, Inc. could have the potential to disrupt the leadership positions of 3D Systems Corporation and Stratasys. She believes the new partnership could provide company for ExOne and Arcam in the industrial niche of the 3D printing sector and prove to be competition for voxeljet in the large build-box space.  McKenna advises that investors in all five of the pure-play, publicly traded 3D printer manufacturers (i.e. 3D Systems Corporation, Stratasys, ExOne, Arcam and voxeljet) monitor this project. This ORNL-Cincinnati Inc. partnership addresses two primary hurdles that are holding back 3D printing from making faster inroads into mass manufacturing applications: production speed and size of components that can be made.

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3D Systems (DDD) veröffentlicht Q4/13 und 2013 Ergebnisse

Der amerikanische 3D-Drucker Hersteller 3D Systems (DDD), präsentiert die Q4 2013 und gesamt 2013 Zahlen. Beim Quartalsvergleich (Q4 2012 vs. Q4 2013) meldet 3D Systems einen Anstieg des Umsatzes von um 52% auf $154,8 und im Jahresvergleich (2012 vs. 2013) einen Umsatzanstieg um 45% auf $513,4 Mio. Secord Quarterly and Annual Revenue on Increased Organic Growth Expects 2014 Revenue […]

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Thanks for visiting us at Rapid Pro 2014

We have always believed (and still do) that people feel the need to express themselves, more than ever before, in a world where standardization seems to be the rule. Just returning from this year’s Rapid Pro, the annual 3D printing event in the Netherlands, it’s always great to see that people are looking for original ways to add personal touches to their lives, to differentiate themselves, and to make the world around them a little bit more their own.

Over the past 2 days, we have met and spoken to hundreds of people interested in the possibilities of 3D printing. It doesn’t matter if you’re a teacher, a student, a designer, an artist or an entrepreneur; our online 3D printing service is accessible to all of you.

Wim Verstraeten, our Business Process Manager, gave a workshop on “How to boost your business with the i.materialise APIs” and was overwhelmed by the number of people in attendance. Though every seat was taken, all of you who attended didn’t seem to mind squeezing in to join. If you are thinking about setting up a 3D printing related business, we hoped we have inspired you to take the next step.

For those who couldn’t attend, we took some photos of the booth before the doors opened and the crowds took over – and what an enthusiastic crowd it was. Enjoy and we hope to see you again in the future!

United Colors of Polyamide

The Barbarians from Clash of the Clans (Supercell) looked like they just jumped out of our iPad

We got everything covered, from trams to frogs

Eric van Straaten’s Angelcage and Dario Scapitta’s Xtravaganza neckpiece, catching everyone’s attention at the booth

Accessories for men, looking DAMN nice!

Now that’s a badass belt buckle by Michael Mueller.

Dragonfly by Peter Donders

Mr Coco by François Roulon

3D printed metals

Our silver finishes, from left to right: gloss, high gloss, sandblasted and satin

Our trusted users streamlining their 3D printing business using our API



Zecotek arbeitet an neuen 3D-Drucker

Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I.F), ein Entwickler von Photonentechnologien für den Einsatz in Medizintechnik, Industrie und Wissenschaft, hat heute bekannt gegeben, dass seine 100 %-Tochter Zecotek Display Systems Pte. Ltd. einen 3D-Drucker entwickelt. Zecotek arbeitet mit dem armenischen Unternehmen LT-Pyrkal aus Jerewan zusammen. LT-Pyrkal ist ein langjähriger Vertragspartner, der eine Reihe wichtiger Komponenten […]

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3D Printing Device Set to Predict a Heart Attack

The cure for cancer has not yet been invented, but for the other big death cause, heart disease, there might soon be a way to fight it more effectively. A team at the school of engineering and applied science at Washington University in St. Louis is working on a system to predict a heart attack before […]

Nike Uses 3D Printers to Create New Flexible Running Shoes

This week, shoes manufacturer Nike has come up with its brand new running shoes Nike Vapor HyperAgility Cleat. These shoes are not just running shoes, as they actually enable athletes to run faster on turf and change direction more quickly. Nike has been using 3D printing techniques in order to speed up the process of […]