Category Archives: Prototyping

3D Printing Takes Bigger Role at NPE2015

Look for 3D printing (aka additive manufacturing) to play a bigger role at next year’s National Plastics Exposition than it has in past NPEs. Most important will be [..]

Additive manufacturing, Cooling/Heating, Molds & Moldmaking, Prototyping , , , ,

One DotCom Idea That Paid Off

Fortunes were lost in the dotcom bust 14 years ago as not-so-savvy investor felt there would be a rush to buy plastics and other products on Internet marketplaces. [..]

Additive manufacturing, Injection Molding, North America, Prototyping ,

3D Printing Achieves 34.9% Growth Rate

The 3D printing industry, which took its first breath in 1986 with the invention of stereolithography by Chuck Hull, achieved $3.07 billion in revenues last year, according to [..]

Additive manufacturing, Design, Prototyping

HSS Takes Aim At Injection Molding

The Holy Grail of 3D printing (aka additive manufacturing) is fast production speed with traditional engineering plastics. A new technology coming from England claims to have the right [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Design, Europe, Injection Molding, Prototyping ,

3D Consumer Printing: Is the Party Nearly Over?

After contributing significantly to the hype about 3D printing, the Wall Street Journal seems to have come back to earth. A column in the usually excellent “Heard on [..]

Prototyping , ,

The Hype For 3D Printing Has Really Gone Way Over The Top

I love 3D printing and have been covering it since the technology was invented by Chuck Hull at 3D Systems in 1986. In 3D printing, also called additive [..]

Design, Management, Medical, Prototyping , , , ,