13 August 2020 8:27
Resin 3D printing has leapt forward over the last few years, stepping beyond its rapid prototyping origins to production. In many ways, this progress has been driven by innovative startups developing new approaches to 3D printing with resins.    One such company is Origin. Founded in 2015 by two software engineers, Origin has developed a resin 3D printing platform that combines software-driven control, modular hardware and an open approach to materials. With these three pieces together, the company is changing the very nature of resin-based 3D printing.   To learn more about Origin’s technology ...
21 September 2018 11:27
[caption id="attachment_6051" align="alignright" width="300"] Duncan McCallum, Digital Alloys CEO[/caption] The rise in metal 3D printing in the last year has been well documented. With new players entering the market at a rapid speed, Digital Alloys is one company contributing to this evolution. Founded in 2017, Digital Alloys has developed its patented Joule Printing technology for high-speed metal additive manufacturing. The technology promises faster production speeds, lower costs and high-quality parts rivalling conventional manufacturing. Having successfully secured a $12.9 million Series B funding round this year, the company certainly seems well on ...
07 March 2018 10:31
Dominic Parsonson is a senior additive manufacturing specialist and expert at Fuji Xerox Australia and works with industrial companies and educational institutions to identify and implement additive manufacturing solutions. Having worked in the additive manufacturing industry for a number of years, we were pleased to be able to speak with Dominic to discuss his thoughts on the future of additive manufacturing and its impact on key industries, including manufacturing, healthcare and education.   How did you originally become interested in additive manufacturing? The first time I came across a 3D printer was in ...
05 December 2017 11:07
The Markforged booth at formnext was arguably one of the trade fair’s busiest this year. Over the course of four days, visitors, curious about the company’s latest technologies, gathered in droves to see Markforged’s latest Metal X 3D printer and its industrial printer series. And after featuring the company’s 3D technology as one of our top technologies to see at formnext this year, we were naturally pleased to have the chance to speak with Ibraheem Khadar, Project Manager at Markforged, at the event.   [caption id="attachment_2212" align="alignright" width="300"] Markforged's booth at formnext ...
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 to medical and automotive, there was sure to be something for everyone. Find out what the RP Platform team got up to at formnext - and stay tuned for our in-depth interviews featuring some of ...
14 November 2017 16:14
Formnext has officially begun! Over the next few days, the biggest names in additive manufacturing will be showcasing their latest products and developments at Europe’s largest trade fair and conference - including the RP Platform team. As formnext gets underway, many leading 3D printer manufacturers have announced plans to unveil their new 3D printing systems at this year’s trade fair. At RP Platform, we’ve compiled a list of some of the new 3D printing systems we’re looking forward to seeing at formnext this week.   A Game-Changer: ACEO’s new multi-material ...
10 November 2017 18:54
It's that time of the year again – in just a few days, some of the biggest names in additive manufacturing will be gathering in Frankfurt to showcase their latest technologies and intelligent manufacturing solutions at formnext, Europe's largest additive manufacturing trade fair and conference. And as everyone who’s anyone will be there, the RP Platform team is excited to announce that we will be presenting the latest features of our RP Platform software solution at formnext for the second year running. Following the successful release of our email integration ...
22 August 2017 14:00
Today on the blog, we sit down with Dr Billy Wu of Imperial College to discuss 3D printing’s applications in research and education, how Imperial’s students are turning their 3D printed prototypes into business opportunities, and his team’s revolutionary new metal printing method.   Was there a specific moment where you decided 3D printing was something you wanted to pursue? I’m a lecturer at the Dyson School of Design Engineering here at Imperial. I’ve actually been here for 12 years, since my undergrad. I’m in design engineering now, but I started out in ...
28 July 2017 10:06
The additive manufacturing (AM) sector is currently enjoying a period of rapid innovation, in terms of both processes and technology. In particular, new software solutions allow for multiple processes, machines and software tools to be truly integrated -- managed through a single, centralised platform. Once such a solution is in place, numerous opportunities to automate areas of the quotation, ordering and production processes will reveal themselves. The result: operational efficiency is enhanced, consistently high quality maintained, and a better customer journey helps build loyalty. All of this will help drive ...
24 July 2017 8:19
Since earning his PhD from the University of Karlsruhe in 2008, Dr Bastian Rapp has risen to become the world’s leading authority on the application of 3D printing for microfluidics and related technologies. As the founder and head of NeptunLab, at the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, his work focuses on the development of microfluidics for biomedical applications and biotechnology. Bastian was kind enough to sit down with us to discuss the role 3D printing has played in his work and what he sees ...