New 3D printer up for grabs in Sinterit 3D Design Challenge

Leading 3D printer company Sinterit, which introduced its first product, the desktop SLS Lisa, two years ago, has teamed up with 3D printable model marketplace MyMiniFactory to launch the first consumer SLS Printer 3D Design Challenge. This is the first competition created especially for consumer SLS 3D printing design, said Sinterit. According to MyMiniFactory, “SLS … Read more → to present 3D Printing for Prototyping and Production online course

In’s new online 3D Printing for Prototyping and Production course starting Tuesday, October 31, you’ll learn key principles of Design for Manufacture (DFM) and prototyping, how to analyze and prepare a model with CAD software, and what steps to take toward manufacturing after you create your prototype. Over a three-week period, you’ll hear from … Read more →

Voxeljet unveils new HSS process for production of end-use parts

German 3D Printer manufacturer Voxeljet AG, a leading provider of high-speed, large-format 3D printers and on-demand parts services to industrial and commercial customers, has released its first 3D printing system based on its new High Speed Sintering (HSS) process. The company’s material sets so far have been focused on tooling and pattern making applications, but … Read more →

HP and Deloitte partner to accelerate manufacturing’s digital transformation through 3D printing

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has partnered with UK-based Deloitte Consulting to accelerate the digital transformation of the global manufacturing industry through 3D printing. “The digitalization of global manufacturing operations and practices will impact companies and consumers around the world – and 3D printing will play an important role in fundamentally changing manufacturing as we know it,” said … Read more →

PyroGenesis targets inkjet 3D printing market with new ultra-fine powder production process

Montreal-based PyroGenesis Canada, a Canadian plasma process specialist, is developing a new, plasma-based process for the production of metal 3D printing powders. The new process could have a greater market impact than its original Plasma Atomization technology. Over the last few years, the company has gradually laid the foundations for its re-entry into metal powder … Read more →

Oxford Performance Materials commercializes its proprietary OXPEKK custom compounds

Oxford Performance Materials (OPM, South Windsor, Connecticut), has announced the commercial launch of its high-performance materials family – OXPEKK. As additive manufacturing (3D printing) begins to find more applications, there’s an inherent need for higher-performance materials. “OXPEKK is a special breed of polymer with a desirable combination of processing and performance attributes that address some … Read more →

A look at the next five years in 3D Printing

Here, Paul Guillaumot, CEO of Singapore-based Spare Parts 3D, as part of a thought-leadership series from, takes a look at additive manufacturing in the near future In recent years, exciting news of new 3D printing technologies and applications are reported on an almost daily basis. Looking collectively at the emerging new capabilities of additive … Read more →

New study confirms safety of 3D printing materials

A study funded by SajTom Light Future, a privately held company headquartered in Poland, has looked into the emissions produced by common 3D printer filaments ABS, PLA, PET and nylon. The research supports an existing and extensive body of research proving that, with adequate ventilation and common sense, the melting of materials like ABS, PLA, … Read more →

Simplify3D releases Version 4.0 software with improved workflow and customization tools

Simplify3D (Cincinnati, Ohio), one of the industry’s most popular 3D printing software tools for optimizing models for printing, has released Version 4.0. The updated software streamlines the 3D printing workflow process and also includes new customization tools. “We’ve always been focused on pushing the limits of what you can accomplish with additive manufacturing,” said Clayton … Read more →