Panalpina, Shapeways ink strategic partnership for 3D Printing

For 3D printing Shapeways and Panalpina enter into strategic partnership. “3D printing is one of the most exciting frontiers of digital transformation,” says Mike Wilson, Panalpina’s global head of Logistics. “It stands for the convergence of the real with the virtual world – and it has the potential to dramatically change the traditional manufacturing and logistics industries.” Continue reading “Panalpina, Shapeways ink strategic partnership for 3D Printing”

Tikcit is registration platform partner of 3D Printing Materials Conference

Tikcit is registration platform partner of 3D Printing Materials Conference, which will take place on February 02, 2017, at Brightlands Chemelot Conference Center in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands.

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Expansion of 3D printing operations planned by UPS

Expansion of 3D printing operations planned by UPS (United Parcel Service). They plan to expand its 3D printing service to Asia and Europe, the U.S. shipping company has told Reuters, in a bid to fully embrace and get ahead of a trend that threatens to eat away a small but lucrative part of its business.

Aside from its main package delivery service, United Parcel Service gets an undisclosed portion of its revenue from storing and shipping parts for manufactures. If those customers were to switch to 3D printing their own parts, that business would face a drastic reduction. Continue reading “Expansion of 3D printing operations planned by UPS”

Trending 3D Modeling Softwares in April 2016

One year ago we first looked at what the preferred 3D modeling softwares were of our customers. Now it’s time to look at how it has changed over the course of one year.

No surprises at the top, the winner is SolidWorks again. The well-known professional CAD suite from Dassault Systèmes even managed to increase its relative market share by 0.9 percentage points to 18.6% since last year. In its footsteps SketchUp fell back almost 3 percentage points, but still managed to hold onto the silver. Continue reading “Trending 3D Modeling Softwares in April 2016”

Beyond the 3D printing hype: Transformative prototyping & customizing mass-produced goods

Despite all the hype around personal desktop 3D printers, consumers never warmed to the idea of machines only really useful for making toys—most kids already have more than enough plastic figurines lying around for their parents to step on.

Rather than fuelling a movement of makers and tinkerers, the technology will have its biggest impact in enterprise manufacturing. But don’t look for assembly lines to be replaced by building-sized 3D printers that spit out finished products any time soon. Instead, the technology will enable two value-creating steps in the manufacturing process: rapid prototyping and mass-customization. Continue reading “Beyond the 3D printing hype: Transformative prototyping & customizing mass-produced goods”

3D printing trends to watch in 2016

Even as the overhyped consumer 3D printing market continues to fall back down to earth, 2016 looks to be a breakout year for the industry as senior executives’ eyes and checkbooks are opening wide to the technology’s potential. The industrial market for 3D printing real end-use parts looks poised to begin its long growth run, with far reaching implications. 2016 will likely usher in 3D printing’s first “killer apps,” impacting both product design and supply chains. No matter what, 2016 will be a year when leaders across industries will be compelled to pay close attention to the emerging opportunities and disruptions that 3D printing is creating.

Here are eight 3D printing trends to watch in 2016. Continue reading “3D printing trends to watch in 2016”

3D Printing Materials Market to Overtake 3D Printer Market in 2023, Projected to Reach $8.3bn by 2025

Gone are the days of 3D Printing being synonymous with Rapid Prototyping; the days of Additive Manufacturing are here.

Since the 1980s, when 3D Printing was first commercialised, it has grown reasonably slowly, being adopted mostly for small scale prototyping. Continue reading “3D Printing Materials Market to Overtake 3D Printer Market in 2023, Projected to Reach $8.3bn by 2025”

Global 3D Printing Powder Market Projected to Reach $500 Million by 2020

According to the new Market Research Report “3D Printing Powder Market, By Type (Metal, Plastic, Ceramics), By End User (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Medical & Dental) – Global Forecast to 2020”, The value of the global 3D printing powder market is estimated to be $213.3 million in 2015 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 24.4% from 2015 to 2020. Continue reading “Global 3D Printing Powder Market Projected to Reach $500 Million by 2020”