What Ultimaker’s Rebranding Says About the Industrialisation of 3D Printing

31 July 2019 11:27

[Image credit: Ultimaker]   Earlier this month, desktop 3D printer manufacturer, Ultimaker, announced a new branding strategy, aimed at strengthening its focus as a B2B company.    Ultimaker’s new business trajectory points to a broader trend within the 3D printing market: the shift towards industrial applications of the technology, as businesses begin to recognise the …

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Why is 3D Printing So Attractive to Investors?

09 April 2019 11:15

Investment in industrial 3D printing is booming. Over the past 12 months, hundreds of millions of dollars have been poured into the industry — with newer companies benefiting from the influx of funding. In the first quarter of 2019 alone, major funding announcements included Desktop Metal ($160 million), Markforged ($82 million) and 3D Hubs ($18 …

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25 3D Printing Startups We’re Most Excited About in 2019

20 March 2019 18:45

The last decade has seen a flurry of activity for the 3D printing industry. New companies continue to enter the market, joining the effort to transform manufacturing through 3D printing.   From hardware systems to software and services, the proliferation of new players disrupting the market is incredibly exciting. As the additive manufacturing landscape continues …

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The Additive Manufacturing Industry Landscape 2019: 171 Companies Driving the Industry Forward [Updated]

27 February 2019 11:26

Update 25/04/2019: We’ve now published our Additive Manufacturing Landscape whitepaper. Download the whitepaper as well as a high-res version of the landscape (PDF) and a full list of all the companies featured here.    Additive manufacturing has gone through somewhat of a revolution over the last five to ten years. At one time thought to …

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5 Ways 3D printing Can Benefit the Toy Industry

31 October 2018 14:00

When thinking of 3D printing, the technology’s potential for the toy industry may not be the first thing that springs to mind. However, in today’s consumer-driven landscape, where maintaining a competitive advantage is a key concern for toy companies, 3D printing offers several benefits, including faster time to market, greater design customisation and the potential …

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TCT Show 2018: The 10 Technologies We’re Most Excited to See

12 September 2018 15:03

Autumn is almost upon us, which means the world of 3D printing is gearing up for this year’s TCT Show — the UK’s leading additive manufacturing trade show and conference programme.   From 25 to 27 September, nearly 300 industry leaders – including AMFG – will gather in Birmingham to showcase the latest in AM …

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Is the Construction Industry Ready for 3D Printing?

26 April 2018 10:48

Photo credit: Branch Technology How ready is the construction industry for 3D printing? With the development of 3D printed buildings, bridges and other constructions, it seems that the construction industry is the latest to adopt 3D printing as a viable manufacturing technology. However, in spite of the visions of 3D printed houses, 3D printing within …

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How Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis Technology Is Changing the Game for 3D Printing

06 February 2018 14:28

Image: Carbon’s M2 3D Printer [Source: Carbon]   Paragon Rapid Technologies, 3D printing specialist and  a customer of AMFG, has announced its partnership with 3D printing manufacturer Carbon, to bring the company’s proprietary Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology to the UK market.  The partnership makes Paragon Carbon’s first UK production partner, and will enhance Paragon’s …

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MIT’s New Desktop FDM 3D Printer is 10x Faster than its Counterparts

30 November 2017 17:34

Commercial 3D printing has not quite taken off at the rate one would have expected a few years ago. One reason for this is speed, with the majority of desktop 3D printers requiring hours to print a part. However, the development of a new desktop FDM 3D printer by a team of engineers at MIT …

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Formnext 2017 Review: A Rip-Roaring Success for the World of 3D Printing

21 November 2017 17:31

Last week, formnext was back – and the Frankfurt-based trade fair was bigger and better than ever. Over the course of four days, we saw more than 20,000 visitors walk through the formnext doors to witness the latest developments and technologies from the world of additive manufacturing. And with 470 exhibitors from industries ranging from aerospace …

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