12 February 2020 8:47
3D printing startups play an important role within the additive manufacturing industry: they help to fill in existing gaps and drive innovation in technology, materials and applications.     To keep up to date with the 3D printing startups landscape, we’ve compiled a list of 10 promising 3D printing startups that, with their exciting vision and innovation, are helping to drive the industry forward.    Take a look at our 2019 list of 25 exciting 3D printing startups.      1. One Click Metal   Year founded: 2019   Despite the progress in laser powder-bed metal 3D printing, the technology remains ...
14 November 2019 9:13
In less than a week, the 3D printing industry will gather in Frankfurt, Germany, at Formnext — the largest Additive Manufacturing (AM) trade show.    For its 5th edition, Formnext is expecting its biggest show yet, with more than 740 exhibitors  - including AMFG - poised to exhibit.   To help you better navigate the crowded show floor, we’ve compiled a list of 10 technologies to keep an eye on at Formnext 2019.    1. Farsoon Technologies’ new metal 3D printer   China-based manufacturer, of both metal and polymer AM systems, Farsoon Technologies, will debut its latest metal ...
03 September 2019 17:53
Metal 3D printing encompasses a broad range of technologies, each with its own benefits and applications — as well as its own level of maturity.    When looking to adopt a specific metal 3D printing technology for production, it’s crucial to understand where its capabilities and limitations currently lie. However, when often when it comes to metal 3D printing, companies face the challenge of separating reality from the hype.   To help companies assess the maturity of the key metal 3D printing technologies more easily, today we’ll be looking at how ready they are ...
11 June 2019 14:00
The 3D printing industry is developing at an astonishing rate. Over the last 12 months, a number of companies have announced new technologies and launched new machines, indicating an exciting future for the industry.   To help you keep up with the latest in 3D printing, here’s our list of 10 of the most exciting technologies that have recently been announced. Metal 3D Printing   1. Aurora Labs' Multilevel Concurrent Printing [caption id="attachment_9568" align="aligncenter" width="700"] MCP technology from Aurora Labs is desined to make metal 3D printing faster [Image credit: Aurora Labs][/caption]   While the ...
30 August 2017 10:13
Whether you’re an aspiring hobbyist or seasoned professional, there’s currently a tremendous range of choice if you’re looking to purchase a new 3D printer. From simple, compact desktop units to large-scale industrial machines, new printers, technologies and materials are entering the market at a rapid (and increasing!) pace as more and more global companies delve into additive manufacturing. Today on the blog, we’ll take a closer look at some of the upcoming 3D printer models that the RP Platform team are most excited about. While these differ considerably in terms ...
29 August 2017 8:53
In the latest development in 3D printing for space exploration, 3D Printing Industry recently reported on Russian astronauts’ successful deployment of a new satellite created entirely with a powder 3D printer. The Tomsk-TPU-120 features no engines, and will spend five months in orbit before burning up naturally in the Earth’s atmosphere as its orbit decays. The satellite was designed and printed at Tomsk Polytechnic University, and it will continue to be monitored by the university’s Student Flight Control Centre for the duration of its time in orbit. The video below shows ...