When it is possible to manufacture what is needed when it is needed at the physical location where it will be used, there is no longer a need to depend on transnational supply chains that burn tons of fossil fuel to move the product from a factory in southern China to another continent.
The new FabCafe in the fashionable Shibuya district in Tokyo provides a space where people can enjoy making things with 3D printers and other digital fabrication tools, including a laser cutter.
3D Systems is partnering with Istanbul-based Al-mera to expand the coverage and focus of 3D printing production solutions to the growing Turkish jewelry marketplace.
While overly broad patents aren’t too much of an issue for 3D printing now, it won’t be long until the industry grows to the point where it makes financial sense for patent holders to start suing growing 3D printing companies.
Businesses should begin experimenting with 3D printing technology in order to improve product design and prototyping, according to a report by analyst house Gartner released this month.
London-Based 3D Industri.es (3DI) launches 3Dparatsource.com, a geometric shape-based 3D search engine. 3Dpartsource is a part sourcing platform that connects buyers, suppliers and manufacturers.
RobotShop, a leading robot store providing personal and professional robots, development platforms and kits announced the launch of a new 3D printing service.
Co-working spaces – open offices for makers, designers and other creatives with passion – are gaining momentum as one of the most interesting approaches in making 3D printing and other means of manufacturing more accessible.
Columnist Andrew Leonard humorously reviews the breathless Twitter forecasts predicting that 3D printers will soon be pumping out human organs, saving the world from climate change and revolutionizing nanoscale micro-electronic manufacturing.
The Robot Factory in Italy has developed a new high resolution 3DLPrinter to to meet the future demands for precision and miniaturization.