On-demand 3D printing marketplace Xometry acquires MakeTime, raises $25M in new funding

Jul.10, 2018 - Xometry, the on-demand online manufacturing marketplace, announced that it has acquired Lexington, Ky.-based MakeTime, another leading on-demand manufacturing company. The combined company will operate under the Xometry brand name and have offices in Maryland and Kentucky. More

Shapeways raises $30 million to expand 3D printing marketplace

Apr.19, 2018 - Shapeways, a New York-based 3D printing company, today announced $30M Series E led by Lux Capital. Other participants in this round include Union Square Ventures, INKEF Capital and Andreessen Horowitz all recommitting as earlier investors. More

MTC develops new simulation app to revolutionize additive manufacturing workflows

Apr.5, 2018 - The Manufacturing Technology Centre, based in the UK, has developed a new way to simulate the performance of 3D printed parts. It's a more accessible app version of COMSOL sofware, enabling information to be shared across different disciplines, in order to optimize design and manufacturing workflows. More

Bombyx Prod: French company puts 10 print heads on a single 3D printer

Mar.13, 2018 - French 3D printing company Bombyx Prod has developed a serial additive manufacturing service capable of printing 'thousands' of parts per order. One of its 3D printers uses 10 print heads for printing identical parts simultaneously. More

Sony Xperia users can now order 3D printed models via PostNord

Mar.9, 2018 - PostNord, a communications and logistics company supplying the Nordic region, will make on-demand 3D printed models for users of Sony's 3D Creator mobile app, which can be used to capture objects via smartphone 3D scanning. More

CARBOPRINT: new carbon 3D printing service from ExOne, SGL Group

Feb.28, 2018 - ExOne, an industrial 3D printing company based in North Huntingdon, PA, has partnered with SGL Group to make 3D printed carbon and graphite components under the brand name CARBOPRINT. More

Jugnoo, India's auto-rickshaw ride sharing app, launches Printo 3D printing store

Feb.28, 2018 - Jugnoo, an Indian app for on-demand transport and logistics that specializes in auto-rickshaw rides, has made inroads into the field of additive manufacturing with a new on-demand 3D printing store: Printo. More

Singapore's Hitch3DPrint aims to make metal 3D printing more accessible through online 'hitching' service

Feb.22, 2018 - Hitch3DPrint, a Singapore-based startup, is looking to make metal 3D printing a whole lot more accessible to individuals and small companies. No, it hasn’t released a magically cheap metal 3D printer, but it has come up with a novel system that allows people to pool their metal 3D prints into one large print job. More

Nano Dimension launches 3D Printed Electronics Service Bureau, first online service for on-demand printed electronics

Feb.12, 2018 - Nano Dimension, an Israeli company specializing in 3D printed PCBs, has just launched a new service dedicated to 3D printed electronics. The online service is said to be the first of its kind and will provide companies and individuals with the ability to order 3D printed electronics on demand. More

Singapore Poly scoops $180K additive manufacturing grant, installs Asia's first LightSPEE3D printer

Jan.25, 2018 - Singapore Polytechnic, a research institute in Singapore, has received a grant of around $180,000 from the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC)'in order to acquire a LightSPEE3D 3D printer and develop high-speed metal 3D printing technologies. More

FedEx launches new FedEx Forward Depots unit with focus on 3D printing

Jan.24, 2018 - FedEx has announced that it will be realigning its specialty logistics and e-commerce solutions. The restructuring will see these services put under a the FedEx Trade Networks, Inc. unit and will mark the launch of FedEx Forward Depots, a new company focused on 3D printing and more. More

Danish Technological Institute to open $14M 3D printing center aimed at SMEs

Jan.12, 2018 - The Danish Technological Institute in Taastrup will be launching a new 3D printing project worth about $14.3 million (88 million kr.) aimed at encouraging small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to adopt additive manufacturing technologies and exploit their benefits. More

Create it REAL teams with Green Ship of the Future to launch onboard 3D printing pilot project

Dec.13, 2017 - Create it REAL is collaborating with Green Ship of the Future, a Danish maritime consortium, to launch a 3D printing pilot project. The initiative will explore the potentials of using 3D printing technologies for onboard production of replacement and spare parts. More

Fracktal Works raises funds from Hyderabad Angels for all-in-one 'Fractory' 3D printing service

Dec.12, 2017 - Indian 3D printing startup Fracktal Works has received funding from investment firm Hyderabad Angels in a pre-Series A financing round. The money will go towards 3D printer R&D and a new automated online 3D printing service called 'Fractory.' More

Russia’s Skoltech opens state-of-the-art AM Lab equipped with Russia's largest metal 3D printer

Nov.30, 2017 - Russia's Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) has officially launched its new Additive Manufacturing Laboratory (AM Lab). The state-of-the-art facility is equipped with a range of 3D printing technologies, including metal, ceramic, and polymer-based systems. More

Materialise acquires ACTech, full-service manufacturer of complex metal parts for up to €36.3M

Oct.4, 2017 - Materialise has today announced the acquisition of ACTech, a Germany-based leader in producing limited runs of highly complex cast metal parts. More

3D Hubs users can now order 3D printed tools and molds made from Somos PerFORM

Oct.3, 2017 - Royal DSM, a Dutch multinational specializing in life and materials sciences, has entered into a new partnership with 3D printing service 3D Hubs. Through the agreement, 3D Hubs clients will now have the opportunity to order their prints in Royal DSM's Somos PerFORM material. More

Makers can now design, 3D print & sell Valve merchandise through new Shapeways agreement

Sep.28, 2017 - Video game developer Valve has teamed up with 3D printing service Shapeways to offer makers the chance to customize, 3D print, and even sell 3D models based on its merchandise. The announcement is sure to excite fans of Half-Life, Portal, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike. More

Renishaw, Infosys establish end-to-end product development service for metal 3D printing

Sep.15, 2017 - Engineering and IT services company Infosys and additive manufacturing specialist Renishaw have partnered to offer an end-to-end product development service that utilizes metal 3D printing. The partnership will span Europe, Asia, and North America. More

Xometry raises $15M in funding round to expand on-demand 3D printing & CNC marketplace

Jun.28, 2017 - Xometry Inc., the on-demand online manufacturing marketplace, has raised $15 million in funding. The startup, which is aiming to be the 'Amazon of custom manufacturing,' provides a network of manufacturing partners that specialize in 3D printing, CNC machining, and more. More

New details emerge about Siemens' online 3D printing platform

Jun.20, 2017 - Back in April, technology company Siemens announced that it would be launching an online platform for on-demand 3D printing production. The company has now released further details about the platform, which is due to launch in mid-2018. More

'Addimadour' metal 3D printing facility opens in Bayonne, France

May.31, 2017 - A new metal 3D printing center has opened in the French city of Bayonne. The facility, called Addimadour, will be geared towards helping companies adopt and optimize metal 3D printing for various projects. More

Online platform 3D Orchard lets makers share and edit open source 3D printable models

May.30, 2017 - A new online platform for crowdsourcing 3D models and designs has been launched. Called Orchard, the new platform was built to enable people from all over the world to design, create, and crowdsource innovative products using personal fabrication processes such as 3D printing. More

IFind3D, 3D Ninja's new search engine for 3D printable models, now in beta

May.11, 2017 - Netherlands-based 3D printer reseller 3D Ninja has officially launched the beta version of its new and expansive search engine for 3D printable models. Called IFind3D, the new online search tool allows makers to search and browse through hundreds of thousands of 3D printable models. More

Siemens announces new online platform for global on-demand 3D printing production

Apr.24, 2017 - Global tech company Siemens has announced plans to develop a new web-based collaborative platform that will enable on-demand product design and 3D printing production across the global manufacturing industry. The new online platform is being developed by Siemens' PLM software team. More

3D printing service i.materialise launches new rhodium-plated brass material

Mar.27, 2017 - Popular 3D printing service i.materialise has just unveiled its newest 3D printed metallic: rhodium-plated brass will now be available as a 3D printing material for those using the online-based service. The smooth, glossy surface of rhodium is perfectly suited to jewelry designers working in precise detail, however, the new material launch is also expected to open the door for metal workers of all persuasions, as a new alternative to more commonly used metals such as gold, silver, bronze, and brass. More

Proto Labs adds insert molding to services suite that includes 3D printing, CNC machining, injection molding

Feb.10, 2017 - Quick-turn manufacturer Proto Labs, which uses 3D printing, CNC machining, and injection molding technologies to quickly produce custom parts, this week launched an insert molding service capable of producing 25 to 10,000-plus insert-molded parts in 15 days or less. More

UL and Ricoh partner to offer 3D printing training program to clients

Feb.7, 2017 - Imaging and electronics company Ricoh USA, Inc. and global safety science company UL have teamed up to offer an additive manufacturing training program to their respective clients. More

On-demand 3D printing marketplace Xometry raises $23M, secures funding from GE Ventures

Feb.2, 2017 - Xometry, a Gaithersburg, Maryland-based on-demand manufacturing marketplace, has announced that it has successfully raised $23 million in funding from new and existing investors. Notable among its new investors is venture capital firm GE Ventures, a subsidiary of General Electric. More

SAP launches 3D printing early access program to push forward digital manufacturing with UPS

Jan.30, 2017 - Software developer SAP, which last year partnered with UPS to set up an expansive on-demand 3D printing network, has announced the launch of an early access program for its SAP Distributed Manufacturing application. More

Japanese logistics company Yamato to offer 3D printing service for medical products

Jan.27, 2017 - Japanese logistics and transport company Yamato Holdings has announced it will be establishing its own 3D printing center, which will offer clients a faster solution for ordering industrial and medical 3D printed goods. More

Law firm Reed Smith establishes team to protect 3D printer users from lawsuits

Jan.25, 2017 - American law firm Reed Smith has established a new team that will focus on the legal issues surrounding 3D printing in manufacturing. The firm has also published a 55-page report on the legal ins and outs of 3D printing. More

Advanced 3D bioprinting lab to open in Cyprus in 2017

Dec.19, 2016 - The University of Cyprus recently announced that it will be opening an advanced 3D bioprinting laboratory in 2017. The lab is being initiated in partnership with IQJET ARTISIA Company and in collaboration with Russia-based NextGene Biosystem, Amur State Medical Academy, and IQDEMY SA Holding. More

AES buys BAAM 3D printer, introduces large-scale 3D printing service to Northeast Ohio

Dec.14, 2016 - Akron, Ohio, is due to receive its first large-scale 3D printer later this month. Additive Engineering Solutions, an Akron-based company has announced it will be installing one of Cincinnati, Inc.'s Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) large-scale 3D printers and will have it operational by early 2017. More

3D print your PC mods anywhere with Thermaltake and 3D Hubs

Nov.25, 2016 - Thermaltake, a manufacturer of PC cases, power supplies and cooling device, has partnered with 3D Hubs to expand the reach of 3DMakers, its 3D file sharing platform for 3D printable PC mods and customizations. More

3D Hubs acquires Printivate to improve 3D file checking, repair & optimization

Nov.1, 2016 - 3D Hubs, one of largest networks of 3D printers, has just announced the acquisition of Printivate, a service dedicated to the optimization and repair of 3D models. More

3D printing service Sculpteo introduces online laser cutting solution

Sep.22, 2016 - 3D printing service Sculpteo has introduced an online laser cutting feature which customers can use in tandem with the service's 3D printing options. The new service sees Sculpteo moving closer towards its all-in-one 'Factory of the Future' vision. More

SAP and UPS work to attract partners to join Distributed Manufacturing early adopter program

Sep.22, 2016 - German software developer SAP and delivery giants UPS have just launched the SAP Distributed Manufacturing program, and hope to attract other partners for the testing of new industrial 3D printing solutions and networks. More

3D printing marketplace Kwambio launches new ceramic 3D printing factory

Sep.21, 2016 - The creation of custom products is something 3D printing excels at and design and manufacturing marketplace Kwambio understands this fully. They've recently expanded their production capabilities with more ceramic and metal print capabilities all while keeping their core service business plan intact. More

UK researchers release open source RMADS code for Matlab to help users find best 3D printing solution

Sep.16, 2016 - British researchers from Newcastle University have just shared their own open source RMADS code for Matlab, a detailed 3D printing advise system that helps users find the best and most cost-effective 3D printing solution. More

Trailblazing metal 3D printing firm Sinterex aims to become leader in the Middle East market

Aug.19, 2016 - Sinterex, a recently established metal 3D printing firm based in the UAE, has spoken out about its rapidly expanding business operations in the Middle East. Amongst other ventures, the company is aiming to become a leader in the biomedical 3D printing sector, with a focus on dental applications. More

Rosatom plans to have multiple industrial metal 3D printing centers in operation by 2030

Aug.16, 2016 - After previously revealing their very own metal 3D printer, Russia's government-led nuclear energy corporation Rosatom is now doubling down with an ambitious development program that should result in numerous industrial metal 3D printing centers by 2030. More

3D Hubs, an online 3D printing marketplace, raises $7M Series B led by EQT Ventures

Aug.2, 2016 - 3D Hubs, the world's largest marketplace for 3D printing, has just closed a hugely successful Series B investment round, raising $7 million in funds that will be used to grow their service network for professional users. More

WhiteClouds acquires Sandboxr, provider of 3D printed video game collectibles

Aug.1, 2016 - WhiteClouds, a leading 3D printing cloud provider, has acquired Sandboxr, a company which works with video game developers to create 3D printed video game collectibles which can be delivered to a customer's door. WhiteClouds will now adopt Sandboxr's patented configurator software. More

Microsoft and i.materialise launch integrated 3D printing solution for Windows 10 users

Jul.26, 2016 - Two months ago, 3D printing company Materialise announced a partnership with Microsoft that aimed to make 3D printing more accessible. Now, the collaborative project has officially launched, meaning that users can now easily send their 3D models from Windows applications like the integrated 3D Builder app to i.materialise for on-demand 3D printing. More

China's first medical 3D printing factory to open in six months

Jul.22, 2016 - Hkable Biological 3D and the county government of China's Fengdu County have signed a cooperation agreement which will see the two parties build China's first 3D printing factory for medical products. The factory will be located in the city of Chongqing, Southwest China. More

How do suppliers calculate pricing for 3D prints?

Jul.21, 2016 - How do suppliers calculate pricing for 3D prints? There is a wide price difference between them. Big differences in price between suppliers can be baffling, especially when the supplier who was cheapest for your last part inexplicably becomes the most expensive option for your next part. More

3D Print cloud service AstroPrint releases user statistics demonstrating steady growth

Jul.12, 2016 - It's always tricky to know for sure if 3D printing is really on the up and up or if it's all smoke and mirrors and hype. 3D Print Cloud service provider AstroPrint is releasing usage stats that suggest 3D printing usage is growing just fine. More

SUNY New Paltz opens 3D Printing Superlab, houses Stratasys 3D printers & 40 Makerbot 3D printers

Jun.25, 2016 - A new additive manufacturing superlab at The State University of New York at New Paltz will make a variety of 3D printers available both to students and the Hudson Valley business community. More

National Science Foundation funds 3D printing center for Baltimore's inner city youth

Jun.24, 2016 - The National Science Foundation has just provided $300,000 in funding to set up a 3D printing center in Baltimore, which will not only provide 3D printing opportunities to inner city youth, but will also serve as a living laboratory to study the positive effects of exposure to making. More

i.materialise launches new lightweight aluminum 3D printing material

Jun.22, 2016 - Online 3D printing service i.materialise has just announced that it has added a brand new 3D printing material to its already extensive selection: aluminum. The new material is ideal for manufacturing lightweight but strong metal end-use parts. More

Voodoo Manufacturing adds excellent flexible TPU plastic filament to their 3D printing services

Jun.16, 2016 - Expanding on the range of available 3D print materials is important for the evolution of the technology. 3D Print Service center Voodoo Manufacturing is keeping this in mind with by adding Ninjaflex to their material choices. More

Hello Kitty 3D printing concept store opens in Shanghai, China

May.30, 2016 - Hello Kitty, the iconic and ubiquitous character developed by Japanese company Sanrio in the 1970s, has gone through many decades of merchandising and media representations. To keep up with the latest trend of 3D printing technologies, the company has launched a Hello Kitty 3D Print Concept Store at Shanghai Mart in Shanghai, China. More

UPS teams with SAP to set up US-wide on-demand 3D printing network

May.18, 2016 - UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, has just announced plans to integrate a nationwide on-demand 3D printing network into their services through a collaboration with software provider SAP. More

Singapore launches $42 million 3D Printing Centre at NTU

May.17, 2016 - Singapore has just launched its first 3D Printing Centre at the Nanyan Technological University (NTU). The S$42 million centre is aimed at furthering the research and development of additive manufacturing and precision engineering technologies as well as establishing industry standards for the 3D printing. More

Computergate Australia launches 3D printer support program to address service shortcomings

May.5, 2016 - In an attempt to support the Australian 3D printer community that is largely dependent on resellers, electronics reseller Computergate Australia has just announced the launch of a 3D printer support service to offer helpdesk assistance and warranty guarantees. More

Student run 3D Printing Repair Cafe opens at TU Berlin

May.3, 2016 - Students from the Technical University of Berlin (TU) have recently opened the first 3D Printing Repair Cafe, a space which will offer students and non students a space for creative innovation and access to 3D printing technologies. More

The first Additive Manufacturing Facility in Space is now taking orders from Earth

May.2, 2016 - The Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF), a 3D printer built by Made In Space that was last week installed on the International Space Station (ISS), is now open for business. The AMF is available to research and commercial entities for in-space experimentation, manufacture, and research. More

Materialise introduces Luxura, a quality finish for 3D printed wearables

Apr.29, 2016 - Belgian 3D printing company Materialise has just launched its latest product Luxura, a premium consumer-grade finishing degree specially designed for 3D printed wearables. The product was designed to ensure the durability, resistance, and safety of your 3D printed wearable product. More

Stratasys Japan launches full-color 3D printing service 'Stratasys Parts Service Portal Site'

Apr.28, 2016 - Stratasys Japan has just revealed that they will be setting up a new full-color Stratasys Parts Service Portal Site, which will harness the full power of Stratasys' new flagship J750 multi-material 3D printer. More

First 3D printed jewelry insurance claim service can replace the irreplaceable

Apr.14, 2016 - SBS Insurance Services in collaboration with Cooksongold and Birmingham City University have launched the world's first 3D printed jewelry insurance claim service, which uses metal 3D printing technology to create identical replicas of high value lost or stolen jewelry. More

Kabuku and Microsoft Japan launch Minecraft-based educational coding and 3D printing project

Apr.5, 2016 - A collaboration between Japanese 3D printing service provider Kabuku and Microsoft Japan has led to a pilot for a Minecraft-based educational coding and 3D printing project for young kids, in an attempt to get them interested in STEM. More

New metal 3D printing firm Sinterex opens in UAE

Mar.28, 2016 - Metal additive manufacturing company Sinterex recently announced its opening in Ras al-Khaimah, UAE, making it the first specialist provider of metal 3D printing services in the region. More

Fujifilm USA offers 3D printer maintenance and technical support

Mar.18, 2016 - Fujifilm USA, the American arm of the Japanese photography and imaging giant, is offering 3D printer maintenance and technical support across the country. The company cites its experience in x, y, and z axis controlled devices as an advantage in the field. More

3D printed (nearly) nude selfies: The ultimate personalized product, or oversharing gone too far?

Mar.7, 2016 - Nudee is a new UK-based 3D printing service that offers customized 3D printed nude figurines based on photographs of the customer's face and a variety of body type templates. More

Carbon3D's CLIP tech expanded to four 3D printing services, including CIDEAS and Sculpteo

Mar.1, 2016 - Redwood City-based 3D printing startup Carbon3D is expanding the availability of its high speed CLIP 3D printing technology through four service providers: CIDEAS, Sculpteo, The Technology House and WestStar Precision. More

Swiss startup Mimedis to deliver custom 3D printed bone implants on demand

Feb.19, 2016 - Swiss startup Mimedis AG has been making a name for itself by providing services to quickly and efficiently 3D print custom bone implants for CMF surgeries, preoperative models, and cutting guides. More

The first-ever industrial 3D printing center in the Baltics opens in Riga

Feb.4, 2016 - 3D printing company Baltic3D has opened the first-ever industrial 3D printing center within the Baltic States in the Latvian capital of Riga. The 3D printing center, equipped with several Stratasys machines, will be dedicated to the small-scale production of plastic products for both regional and international companies. More

3DPrinterOS to bring cloud-based 3D printing to businesses with Private Cloud

Jan.8, 2016 - To ensure that all businesses can also benefit from all the advantages of 3DPrinterOS's excellent cloud based 3D printing management platform, they have just announced the launch of a private cloud. More

Sculpteo adds excellent flexible TPU plastic material to their SLS 3D printing services

Jan.7, 2016 - French 3D printing service providers Sculpteo have just added TPU to their list of available materials for SLS 3D printing, a very flexible, high quality material that is perfect for manufacturing a wide range of medical models and even 3D printed outfits and wearables. More

WhiteClouds acquires 3DPlusMe to form large-scale, personalized 3D printing service

Jan.6, 2016 - WhiteClouds, operator of the world's largest full-color 3D printing lab and operator of 25+ professional 3D printers, today announced the acquisition of fellow Utah-based 3DPlusMe, a leader in branded and 'personalized 3D capture-to-print' experiences within the entertainment, gaming and sports industries. More

Israel's first full-scale 3D printing center launched by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dec.29, 2015 - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has pioneered many 3D printing technologies in recent years and they don't plan to let up. Under the guidance of Professor Shlomo Magdassi, they are set to open Israel's first dedicated 3D and Functional Prinitng Center. More

Turn your Dragon Quest avatar into a 3D print with Rinkak 3D Avatar Printing Solution

Dec.21, 2015 - Japanese 3D printing firm Kabuku, which runs the trio of Rinkak 3D printing service platforms, has launched a game avatar 3D printing service. The service has already been incorporated into Dragon Quest, a bestselling RPG for smartphones and other platforms. More

3YOURMIND 3D printing platform receives significant investment from EOS founder

Dec.16, 2015 - Berlin based 3YOURMIND, an online platform that allows its users to compare 3D printing services' prices and materials, has received a large investment from the founder of EOS GmbH. More

French La Poste and Cults launch online 3D printing 'Innovate and Create' platform

Dec.16, 2015 - French mail service La Poste and 3D marketplace Cults have launched an online 3D space called 'Innovate and Create in 3D' and aims to introduce more people to 3D printing technology. The site offers free 3D models, 3D Slash's 3D modeling software, and direct access to 3D experts and advisors to help users get their project started. More

3D printing company Trinckle receives €700K investment from KfW and redpartners

Dec.9, 2015 - Berlin based 3D printing company Trinckle has announced it has received €700K in a recent investment financing round. The investment capital will allow Trinckle to further market its Product Customizer as well as expand its “Software as a Service” (SaaS) enterprise. More

Kabuku secures $6.1M in funds for increasing 3D printing service Rinkak's global presence

Nov.25, 2015 - Kabuku, the company behind the Japanese cloud-based 3D printing marketplace Rinkak, has just secured $6.1 million in funds for increasing their market presence worldwide. This follows a previous series A funding round a few months ago, when they raised $3.3 million. More

Printelize releases subscription based sales automation platform for 3D printing bureaus

Nov.18, 2015 - Printelize has developed an online sales platform for 3D printing businesses, providing automatic quoting and sales handling. The services aims to cut out the waiting time involved in manual price quoting. More

LUXeXceL teams with software vendor OPTIS to provide 3D printed optics

Nov.9, 2015 - Dutch 3D printed optics firm LUXeXceL has announced a collaboration with OPTIS, a software whose products provide scientific simulation of light, human vision and physically correct visualisation. More

Printr receives $820K in seed funding; to launch Formide 3D printing platform in December

Nov.9, 2015 - Dutch startup Printr today announced that they have received $820,000 in seed funding, and will be launching their cloud-based Formide 3D printing ecosystem and Element USB 3D printing device in December. More

CD Baby and Source3 join forces for on-demand 3D printed band merchandise

Nov.4, 2015 - 3D licensing and distribution platform Source3 has announced a partnership with independent music distributor CD Baby. The collaboration opens up the possibility for artists to produce short runs of 3D printed merchandise, without the upfront investment typically required for such a campaign. More

Australia Post announces US$14M fund for drone delivery, 3D printer services

Nov.2, 2015 - The CEO of the Australia Post Ahmed Fahour has just revealed that they have set up a $20 million AUD fund for investing in new digital services, including eCommerce initiatives, drone package delivery services, and even 3D printers installed in post offices for public use. More

WhiteClouds opens world's largest full-color 3D printing lab

Oct.26, 2015 - WhiteClouds announced its expansion into a new 60,000 square foot facility and the installation of 14 new full-color 3D printers from 3D Systems, bringing their total production line up to 24 full-color 3D printers. More

MXD3D launches MakePrintable healing and repairing service for error-free 3D printing of 3D models

Oct.20, 2015 - Today sees the launch of MXD3D's new MakePrintable 3D file healing and repairing service, aimed at both advanced and novice makers looking to convert 3D content into a safely 3D printable state. More

Shapeways, Etsy, Kickstarter, Meetup ask the White House to protect their users from trademark infringement claims

Oct.20, 2015 - A collaboration between some of the United States' largest startups, including Etsy, Foursquare, Kickstarter, Meetup, and 3D printing service Shapeways calls for the US government to put in place a system or mechanism to protect their users from unwarranted trademark infringement allegations. More

Ambitious Chinese 3D printing service Mohou closes 10 million RMB in series A financing

Oct.20, 2015 - With the help of a first 10 million RMB round of financing, the ambitious Chinese 3D printing service Mohou seeks to make on-demand 3D printing simple and affordable through a factory cloud and the Mohou Box. More

3D Hubs HD launched, making industrial grade 3D printing available in 37 cities across the world

Oct.8, 2015 - 3D Hubs is launching a brand new service called 3D Hubs HD in 37 cities spread out over six continents, which will become the largest network of industrial-grade 3D printers in the world and give users access to industrial-grade 3D printing options. More

Stratasys & Adobe team up to bring color 3D printing to Adobe Photoshop CC users

Oct.6, 2015 - 3D printing industry giant Stratasys today announced a major partnership Adobe that will allow creative designers to easily transform their designs into high quality, full color 3D printed models. More

Fastest and most scalable 3D printing service Voodoo Manufacturing opens doors in New York

Oct.6, 2015 - Called Voodoo Manufacturing, this new 3D printing service is a high capacity manufacturer that is capable of easily manufacturing thousands of parts in a very small amount of time. More

Shapeways opens ten 3D scanning booths for 3D printed selfies in The Netherlands

Sep.30, 2015 - Shapeways has just opened ten 3D scanning booths for 3D printed selfies at ten different locations spread out through The Netherlands, aiming to expand this very accessible form of 3D printing technology, which could potentially introduce a very large market to their services. More

Singapore: Ultra Clean Asia Pacific opens largest 3D printing factory in Southeast Asia

Sep.28, 2015 - Ultra Clean Asia Pacific has just announced the launch of a gigantic 3D printing facility in Singapore. Called the UCT Additive Manufacturing Center Pte Ltd., this new center for commercial 3D printing will be the largest of its kind in the already bustling South-east Asia 3D printing market. More

Staples & Sculpteo launch online 3D printing platform for small businesses and consumers

Sep.10, 2015 - Today, office supply chain store Staples has announced a new online 3D printing platform that will allow small business and individual consumers to upload their own 3D designs or to choose from a pre-determined selection of 3D models. More

Amazon teams with 3D Systems, Sandboxr to 3D print custom video game characters for you

Jul.8, 2015 - Today, Amazon has announced that they are teaming up with Sandboxr and 3D Systems to offer fans an entirely new way of customizing 3D printable figurines from directly within Amazon. More

3D Hubs introduces new “Who’s 3D Printing?” category along with July 3D printing trend report

Jul.1, 2015 - 3D Hubs has done a remarkable job of providing a monthly trend report that offers a comprehensive and unmatched perspective on the current state of the 3D printing industry. More

Shapeways raises $30M with an eye on Asian expansion, investing in R&D for 3D printing materials

Jul.1, 2015 - Shapeways – which as you will know is the world’s largest 3D printing service and marketplace – has just announced that it has managed to raise $30 million in new investments, which is expected to go into strengthening the community and in R&D. More

‘Should You Buy a 3D Printer or Use a 3D Printing Service?' - Sculpteo releases 2015 Edition

Jun.28, 2015 - Last year, 3D printing service Sculpteo took a long, hard look at the two options and released a report on their findings. Because the additive manufacturing industry moves so fast, they decided to conduct yet another report for 2015, which they have just now released. More

Materialise & Fuwai Hospital collaborate on China's first Cardiovascular 3D Printing Center

Jun.25, 2015 - Fuwai cardiovascular hospital in Beijing has just announced a collaboration with Materialise to open a medical 3D printing center at the hospital. More

Argillasys combines 3D printing with traditional porcelain-based material to make beautiful ceramics products

Jun.20, 2015 - Among others who are dedicated to making the bridge between 3D printing and ceramics easier to navigate is Argillasys, a new 3D printed ceramic service platform from the UK’s Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR), which is based out of Bristol. More

e-NABLE outlines plan to give out 6,000 3D printed prosthetic hands by 2017

Jun.20, 2015 - Last month, e-NABLE announced that they had received a $600,000 grant from Google to help aid the organization’s efforts and continue to connect engineers with children and families in need. Now, the organization has announced what they are planning to do with the generous funds. More

Dutch startup ElevatedMaps lets users create 3D printed maps of any world location

Jun.20, 2015 - ElevatedMaps, a new 3D printing service that’s being offered by Netherlands-based Elevate Graphics, has just launched as an online custom 3D printing service for creating one-of-a-kind 3D printed maps. More

3D Hubs adds 1,000 new printers and releases their 3D Printing Trends Report for June 2015

Jun.3, 2015 - 3D printing service 3D Hubs has been actively keeping track of all of this over the past year and have been sharing their findings in the form of monthly “3D Printing Trends” reports. More

Solidscape & Kangshuo announce largest 3D printing service bureau in China

May.28, 2015 - Solidscape, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stratasys and the leading manufacturer of high precision 3D wax printers for the jewelry industry, today announced a strategic agreement with the Kangshuo Group Co. Ltd for the creation... More

Rinkak 3D Printing Company Management Service begins free beta testing

May.27, 2015 - Japan's Kabuku Inc. has just launched a closed beta test of their Rinkak 3D Printing Manufacturing Management Service (MMS), a new cloud-based business management service designed specifically for 3D printing service bureaus... More

CSIRO opens $6m metal 3D printing centre, signs 3D print deal with Made for Me & Keech3D

May.25, 2015 - CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, has unveiled a $6 million metal 3D printing centre in Victoria called Lab 22 which is designed to accelerate adoption of metal 3D printing in Australia. More

Dutch 3D printed jewelry maker SUUZ launches 3D printed sample model service

May.21, 2015 - Delft-based Suuz has recently introduced a 3D printed sample model service to make the investment in custom-designed jewelry a bit less daunting. The team behind Suuz consists of two product designers, two interaction designers... More

TwinPilots creates custom scale pilots for model airplanes using 3D printing

Mar.25, 2015 - Thanks to various digital fabrication tools, Paehl has expanded his RC model airplane building skill set and among other parts that he has began creating using the tools are custom RC model airplane pilots... More

Additively launches the Additively Application to connect with hundreds of 3D printing suppliers

Mar.24, 2015 - In order to help make this process easier, Zurich-based Additively has just launched the Additively Application, which gives companies a single point of access to hundreds of 3D printing suppliers with a wide range of capabilities. More

Argos launches a new site for 3D printed customisable jewellery

Mar.16, 2015 - Argos has just launched a dedicated site for 3D printed jewellery, which includes rings, bracelets, pendants, cufflinks and earrings made either of silver or gold plated metal. More

‘Digital Cobbler’ FeetZ raises $1.25M seed funding for customizable 3D printed shoes

Mar.13, 2015 - San Diego based startup FeetZ, the digital cobbler making customizable footwear using 3D printing, announced today the closing of a $1.25M seed round. Silicon Valley (Menlo Park) based Khosla Ventures led the investment. More

Scandy lets you to create, share, and print 3D scans for $20

Mar.11, 2015 - New Orleans-based Scandy has just launched a personalized scan-to-print service, aiming to make 3D scanning and printing readily available to the general public. More

Twindom launches Twinstant full-body 3D scanning system for 3D family portrait photography

Mar.3, 2015 - Just a few months ago, the Shapify Booth was launched in the US that offers exactly that, but now the Twinstant has been launched by the California-based Twindom. Not only is it an extremely quick scanner... More

Amazon files patent for on-demand 3D printing aboard Amazon trucks

Feb.25, 2015 - Amazon has just filed a patent for something completely unexpected: 3D printing aboard Amazon trucks that are making deliveries. The entry at the US Patent Filing office essentially describes a typical process of a 3D printing service... More

Joyfit 3D printed custom bra could be the future of lingerie

Jan.31, 2015 - And all those millions of women stand to benefit from a brand-new business venture called Joyfit. This group seeks to launch an online service where women can order custom-made brass made specifically for them using 3D printing. More

Japanese operator KDDI launches 3D design & 3D printing service for smartphone cases

Jan.27, 2015 - Japanese mobile phone provider KDDI has just launched an easy-to-use 3D design web service called 3D PRINT LAB, where users can easily and affordably design their very own smartphone cases. These will then be 3D printed... More

Sandvik, world's top maker of metal cutting tools, opens 3D printing center

Jan.12, 2015 - And now another major company in the metal industry is adopting 3D printing: Sanvik. They have just opened a brand-new 3D printing research and development center in Sandviken. More

Launzer signs deal with Warner Brothers & ITV Studios to sell 3D printed figurines

Dec.17, 2014 - Finnish 3D printing marketplace Lanzer announced that it has reached an agreement with two leading entertainment firms, Warner Brothers Consumer Products and ITV Studios Global Entertainment. More

3DLT partners with iconic Japanese character Domo-kun to launch 3D printed Domo Santa

Dec.15, 2014 - Cincinnati 3-D printing company 3DLT has signed a licensing agreement with Big Tent Entertainment to design, sell and manufacture 3D printed products based on the character Domo-kun. More

UK's Royal Mail to trial a 3D printing on-demand service throughout December

Dec.8, 2014 - From now until January, the British public will be able to purchase and print 3D files through the Royal Mail’s website and through MyMiniFactory.com as part of a trail to test the technology’s commercial potential. More

Winners of Vancouver Startup launching ConceptKicker - 2D art to 3D printed figures

Dec.1, 2014 - After winning the Google-sponsored Startup Weekend Vancouver this November, team ConceptKicker.co is now competing in the world's largest business startup competition: Global Startup Battle. More

Kids Creation Station start-up transforms your kids’ artwork into 3D printed sculptures

Nov.28, 2014 - Kids Creation Station 3D printing service now offers the opportunity to immortalize 2D draws as beautiful, detailed and meaningful 3D printed objects. More

South Korean 7-Eleven convenience store starts offering 3D printing services

Nov.28, 2014 - And yet, that is exactly what is being introduced in South Korea, where the famous chain of 7-Eleven convenience stores have opened their first 3D printing service inside a store. More

Staples to exclusively sell MakerBot Replicator 3D printers and 3D scanners

Nov.25, 2014 - MakerBot and Staples announced that MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers and Digitizer 3D Scanners are now available in 50 Staples retail stores across 18 states and online. More

Swiss postal services Die Post explores 3D printing as a new source of revenue

Nov.13, 2014 - Now, the national postal services Die Post in Switzerland has also announced a partnership with the Swiss 3D printing company my3Dworld. Die Post has opened its own 3D printing supplies web store... More

Photoshop CC now supports direct 3D printing through i.materialise

Nov.8, 2014 - Good news for people who use Adobe Photoshop to create 3D models: you can now turn your Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) creations into real objects through i.materialise’s 3D Printing service. More

3D Hubs offers $25,000 free print credit to get students into 3D printing

Nov.7, 2014 - In its ongoing efforts to make 3D printing accessible to the masses, 3D printing community 3D Hubs has announced today that it offers $25 of free 3D print credit to students. More

Polychemy launches new platform offering personalized 3D printed jewellery

Nov.6, 2014 - Singapore-based 3D printing and design company Polychemy has just launched its new online platform allowing users to personalise Jewelry easily with the power of 3D printing. More

PetPrints 3D offers custom 3D printed models of pets to animal lovers

Nov.3, 2014 - The graphic artists at PetPrints 3D has launched a 3D printing service to create custom, full-colour 3D-printed replicas of your dog, cat, iguana, or even horse, and will do it all in time for holiday giving. More

think3D launches a 3D design store with India focused design themes

Oct.26, 2014 - think3D is a platform for all 3D printing needs in India and has just come up with a beta release for their new design store for 3D printed objects. Through the design store, think3D plans to build a huge collection... More

Fleet Hower & 3D Hubs release 3D printed customizable designer puzzles 'Lock-Nesters'

Oct.24, 2014 - Brooklyn based designer Fleet Hower and 3D Hubs partner to release 3D printed Designer Puzzles: Lock-Nesters today. The Lock-Nester collection consists of six three-dimensional jigsaw puzzles... More

Europe's largest 2D online printing company Flyeralarm unveils 3D printing services

Oct.17, 2014 - While they’ve been sticking to business cards, leaflets and office supplies in recent years, Flyeralarm, Europe’s largest player in the 2D online printing industry, will now also be moving into the 3D printing market. More

3Dee opens its 2nd 3D printing store in Budapest

Oct.13, 2014 - On Friday the 10th of October, the 3dee store opened its second store in Budapest. The 3dee store is founded by two young brothers, Marton and Gabor Klauser. More

iGo3D opening 2nd & 3rd 3D printing store in Stuttgart and Frankfurt

Oct.13, 2014 - Last Thursday (Oct.9, 2014) iGo3D, the first 3D printer store in Germany opened its first retail store for 3d printing in Stuttgart city center. The 71 square meters space is filled with 3D Printers... More

‘Space Engineers’ Game offers 3D printing service to convert players' virtual creations into real objects

Oct.9, 2014 - Developer of Space Engineers game launches “Space Engineers Prints” service that allows Space Engineers players to order full color plastic 3D models of space ships they have designed in the game. More

Singapore Post launches 3D printing service at new concept post office in Suntec City

Oct.4, 2014 - SingPost opened its eighth new concept post office at Suntec City Mall this week, giving small businesses and end-consumers the convenience and option of printing cost-effective prototypes and customised objects. More

LUXeXceL announces new 3D printing process for optics and new LUX-Opticlear Material

Oct.1, 2014 - Dutch company LUXeXceL Group today announces a few new development that will allow the company to compete with injection molding for the production of small and mid-sized series of optical components. More

New 3D Printing marketplace Rinkak business launches in Japan

Sep.27, 2014 - This week, a brand-new platform for 3D designing and printing has launched across Japan, called ‘Rinkak 3D Print Cloud for Business.’ Designed by the Japanese 3D printing company Kabuku... More

3D Printhuset announces grand opening of largest 3D printing store in Denmark

Sep.24, 2014 - 3D Printhuset (Danish for “The 3D Print House”) announced the grand opening of the largest 3D printing store in Denmark. With a floor area of almost 3,000 square feet (279 sqm) spread over two levels.. More

Bre Pettis launches Bold Machines workshop, starting with 3D printed Margo in animated film

Sep.23, 2014 - The Bold Machines is the Innovation workshop at Stratasys that partners with innovators to showcase Stratasys, MakerBot, and Solidscape 3D Printers. More

UPS to expand 3D printing services to nearly 100 stores in U.S.

Sep.23, 2014 - Following the successful launch of 3D print in six markets across the country, The UPS Store (UPS) announced plans Monday to bring in-store 3-D-printing services to nearly 100 additional locations nationwide. More

Hasbro, Disney, Walmart & 3DPlusMe team up to provide fans personalized 3D printed Marvel action figure

Sep.19, 2014 - Hasbro, Disney, Walmart, and a 3D printing company called 3DPlusMe all teamed up to launch the "Super Awesome Me", a personalized 3D printing experience that turns kids into Captain America or Iron Man. More

Microsoft updates ‘3D Builder’ app to include cloud-based 3D printing services

Sep.17, 2014 - Microsoft announced on Tuesday that its ‘3D Builder’ app will now also include a cloud function. Users who don’t have a 3D printer can now simply create their designs in Microsoft’s app. More

3DHubs raises $4.5 million to expand global 3D printers network

Sep.3, 2014 - 3DHubs, a network of 3D printers, has secured USD 4.5 million (EUR 3.7 million) in Series A led by Mark Evans, General Partner at Balderton Capital. More

Toyze partners with Pou to 3D print your favorite personalised pets

Aug.28, 2014 - Toyze, the first “app store” for 3D printed customizable game characters, announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with developers of the internationally popular mobile game app pet character, Pou. More

Taking 3D Printers to the Streets: A Print-While-You-Wait Café opens in London

Aug.25, 2014 - Here at MakersCafe, customers can not only meet fellow 3D printing enthusiasts to discuss designs or innovations, but they can also design and print their own creations. More

Hasbro begins selling fan-made 3D printed Transformers, Dragonvale, Monopoly, Scrabble next week

Aug.17, 2014 - Hasbro's partnership with Shapeways was a huge success, and now both companies were ready to add more 3D printed products to be featured on the site, including Habro brands Transformers, Monopoly etc. More

Burloak to open Canada’s first full production 3D printing centre

Aug.15, 2014 - In five years Canada will have its first full production additive manufacturing and advanced manufacturing centre. Dundas based Burloak Engineered Solutions Inc. announced that it is in the process... More

Shapeways rolling out full color plastic material for 3D printing

Aug.14, 2014 - 3D printing services company Shapeways announced that it will begin to offer 3D printing in full color plastic material. In the past, when a designer wanted to print their design in multiple colors... More

Order Infinity Blade custom 3D printed figurines directly from the game

Aug.14, 2014 - You'll now be able to create and customize 3D printed statues of your in-game characters from the popular Infinity Blade RPG series. Debuting in 2010, Infinity Blade is one of the most popular apps. More

JewelDistrict uses 3D printing and molding to make beautiful jewelry

Aug.7, 2014 - JewelDistrict, a Seoul, Korea based startup launched its 3D printing service specializing in printing precious metal jewelry. To work with JewelDistrict, you first upload your 3D model. More

SOLS Systems announces nationwide launch of custom 3D printed orthotics

Aug.6, 2014 - SOLS Systems announced today the launch of their flagship product: SOLS. The custom, corrective orthotics are one of the world's first mass applications of 3D printing. More

Find and 3D print replacement parts instantly using Smart Shape technology

Jul.30, 2014 - At the Smart America Expo, start-up Imaginestics out of West Lafayette, Indiana demonstrated the potential impact of "Smart Shape Technology (SST)" on 3D printing and local manufacturing hubs. More

Amazon launches 3D Printed Products store offering customizable fashion accessories & toys

Jul.28, 2014 - Amazon has launched today a 3D Printed Products store, a marketplace that is designed to gives customers access to 3D printed products, many that can be customized by material, size, styles. More

First 3D printing café in Europe celebrates 6 month anniversary with a showcase of custom-ers’ work

Jul.27, 2014 - “3D printing and the maker culture is now accessible for everyone, young and old, experienced or total newbie!” says Norma Barr, co-founder of DimensionAlley, Europe’s first 3D printing FabCafé. More

Hasbro teams up with Shapeways to sell 3D printed ‘My Little Pony’ fan art

Jul.21, 2014 - The Rhode Island-based multinational toy company Hasbro plans to announce on Monday a partnership with a 3D printing company, Shapeways, to sell 3D printed art inspired by its popular toy line My Little Pony. More

Japanese company offers 3D printed doll for wedding-day memories

Jul.15, 2014 - Resin processing company Morisaki Jushi co. Ltd recently launched a new service called MARIAGE POUPÉE (Marriage doll in French) which they create 3D printed bride and groom dolls that look just like them. More

Shapeit turns your favorite game characters into high-res 3D-printed figurines

Jul.12, 2014 - Vancouver, Canada based startup Shapeit has just launched a crowdfunding campaign, in which gamers can bring their favorite game characters to life as 3D-printed figurines shipped directly to their door. More

Fairphone launches 3D-printed cases with 3D Hubs

Jul.9, 2014 - The Dutch smartphone manufacturer FairPhone is going to sell 3D printed cases for its smartphones. FairPhone is the third smartphone manufacturer worldwide that uses 3D printing to fabricate its phone cases. More

3DVIX launches 3D printing marketplace, opening three print shops in Brazil

Jun.23, 2014 - Miami, Florida based Prinvix has just released the beta version of its 3D printing marketplace, 3DVIX. 3DVIX works as your “printer in the cloud”. Similar as Shapeways, it prints your 3D designs and ships them worldwide. More

Shapeways teams up with Google to inspire girls to code & 3D print bracelets

Jun.20, 2014 - Shapeways announced its collaboration with Google on its new Made with Code initiative to inspire millions of girls to code and create. The premier project of the initiative is a coding project based on Blockly. More

3D Hubs reaches 750 million people with over 5,000 3D printing locations

Jun.6, 2014 - Netherlands-based 3D Hubs has reached what they consider to be critical global mass, growing from 500 at launch time in August 2013 to over 5,000 3D Hubs locations worldwide in less than a year. More

Japanese 3D printing marketplace Rinkak receives $2 Million in Series A funding

Jun.6, 2014 - Japanese company Kabuku announced today that they have raised US$2 million in series A funding led by CyberAgent Ventures. Nissay Capital and Fuji Startup Ventures also contributed to the investment round. More

3DLT teams up with PieceMaker to offer in-­store 3D printing experience

May.21, 2014 - Covington-based 3DLT, a platform for 3D Printing As-a-Service, has announced a partnership with Pittsburgh company PieceMaker Technologies to get its 3D designs to consumers in retail stores. More

Minockio lets you 'Play and Create' 3D printed personalized cartoon figurine

May.20, 2014 - Thailand company Minockio announced it has launched a special 3D printing service: 3D printed personalized cartoon figurine and is now looking for local and regional partners. More

Joint venture RSPrint to offer customized dynamic 3D printed insoles

May.14, 2014 - Belgian 3D printing company Materialise announced today the launch of a new joint venture with RSscan International called “RSPrint Powered by Materialise.” More

Time to 3D print gold?

May.12, 2014 - Gold is the oldest known precious metal used in jewelry. With 3D printing, jewelers, designers and makers can design intricacies and geometries that are not possible through traditional mold making. More

3D Hubs and DUS Architects partner to create miniature 3D Print Canal House

May.6, 2014 - 3D Hubs, the world’s largest collaborative 3D printer network, has teamed up with DUS Architects to create a miniature version of the world's first 3D Print Canal House. More

PrintToPeer launches on Indiegogo, building API to print to all 3D printers

May.2, 2014 - Canada based PrintToPeer, a startup currently part of Vancouver accelerator GrowLab, is building software that does the automation for 3D printers. Today PrintToPeer has launched their Indiegogo campaign for their product. More

Proto Labs gets into 3D printing with $38M deal

Apr.25, 2014 - Proto Labs, Inc., announced Thursday that it has acquired FineLine Prototyping, a Raleigh, North Carolina based 3D printing services company for $38 million. More

Fabnami offers a smart 3D printing platform & web API for small businesses

Apr.25, 2014 - Offering a one-stop software solution and web API for 3D-print service providers and 3D design marketplaces, Fabnami allows anybody to start offering 3D printing service online. More

PiP Eco Spot, first 3D printing eco-store in Portugal

Apr.24, 2014 - Portuguese design and product engineering company Weproductise launches PiP Eco Spot Braga, the first 3D printing store in Portugal at the end of April. More

3D Hubs releases 3D Printing Trend Report for April 2014

Apr.17, 2014 - Collaborative 3D printer network 3D Hubs has released its April trend report today, based its data on over 4000 printers in the network and thousands of 3D print jobs. More

Korean startup launches 3D printing services and marketplace for jewelry

Apr.16, 2014 - JewelDistrict, a Seoul, Korea based startup has launched its 3D printing service specializing in printing precious metal jewelry. More

Staples testing in-store 3D printing in New York and Los Angeles

Apr.11, 2014 - Staples has launched an in-store 3D printing service in New York and Los Angeles on Thursday. Customers can walk in, play with the printers, and have Staples print out objects on-site or on-demand. More

RP Marketplace launches B2B platform for professional 3D printing

Apr.8, 2014 - RP Marketplace has officially launched to the public. Its online platform is specifically designed for businesses to source and manage professional rapid prototyping services. More

Aussie retailer to offer custom 3D printed glasses for $360

Apr.1, 2014 - Sneaking Duck, an Australian online prescription glasses fashion retailer is looking to join the crowded market with made-to-order 3D-printed frames. More

SyncFab launches Kickstarter for 3D Print community-to-creator platform

Mar.31, 2014 - Santa Monica, CA based SyncFab today announced a Kickstarter Campaign as a precursor to its planned beta release for an online community marketplace for designers, engineers and entrepreneurs. More

First 3D printing cafe in Barcelona (video)

Mar.28, 2014 - The first FabCafé in Barcelona opened on Thursday, allowing customers to print out their design on a 3D printer, while enjoying a coffee. More

ETH Zurich Spin-off Additively helps companies find best 3D printing services

Mar.18, 2014 - A team of researches and developers at ETH Zürich in Switzerland, one of Europe's leading engineering Universities, has just launched Additively.com, aiming to support companies in realizing their 3D printing projects. More

3DiTALY, first 3D printing store in Italy is opening a franchise

Mar.18, 2014 - On March 22, 2014 3d printing store 3DiTALY will open a franchise-store in Pescara. This is the second 3DiTALY store in Italy. More

Project3dprint offers 'make your own electronic gadgets in 3 easy steps' platform

Mar.17, 2014 - New Zealand based company Project3dprint has just launched a new 3d printing website which allows users to download and create useful everyday electronic gadgets and print them at home. More

A Yorktown funeral director is opening his first 3D printing store

Mar.11, 2014 - The Yorktown funeral director who opened a 3D printing business to bring joy to the community, has been blessed in return. Business for Mini 3D Me has been so successful that owner William La Pierre is opening his first 3D printing store. More

What Berlin needs to foster innovation: First 3D printing café opens its doors

Mar.7, 2014 - As Berlin's first 3D printing café, the DimensionAlley in Prenzlauerberg's Bötzowviertel offers expert service and support for 3D printing as well as great food and drinks. More

Pinla3D makes life-size 3D printed replica of yourself for $28,500

Mar.5, 2014 - While getting a mini-replica of yourself isn't entirely new, a new 3D printing shop in China is offering a 1:1 life-size replica to people who want to have a life-like portrait of themselves or loved ones. More

3D printing bikes on Taiwan's streets turn old plastic into 3D printed objects

Mar.4, 2014 - At end of last year, an evolved version of the garbage recycling bike was seen on the streets of Taipei in Taiwan. It takes PET bottles and plastic bags and turns them into fashionable 3D printed products in about half an hour. More

ProtoCow offers instant quotes for home 3D printer owners

Mar.3, 2014 - Owners of a home 3D printer are now able to make money via their own website by installing a plugin called the STL Harvester from Protocow. More

ALPrint's app gets skiers bespoke 3D-printed ski boot insoles

Feb.27, 2014 - British start-up ALPrint's app will let you create cheap, bespoke 3D printed ski boot insoles by taking cellphone photos of your feet. More

HEMA becomes first major Dutch retailer to sell 3D-printed jewelry

Feb.25, 2014 - HEMA announced on Monday that it will start selling 3D printed jewelry online. Consumers can order 3D printed necklaces and bracelets made of stainless steel, nylon and 24 carat gold. More

First 3D printing shop in Bremen aims to scan and print the whole city

Feb.18, 2014 - On November 15, 2013, Ruiken & Horn GbR opened first 3D printing shop in Bremen, Germany. The company offers affordable 3D printers, accessories and 3D printing services to the public, aiming to bring 3D printing to the community. More

Materialise acquires leading Polish prototyping center, e-Prototypy

Feb.5, 2014 - Belgian 3D printing firm Materialise announces today the acquisition of e-Prototypy, Poland’s leading provider of rapid prototypes and 3D Printing. More

Order 3D printed selfies with Bitcoins at new Dutch studio

Feb.4, 2014 - Today, 3D scan and print studio DoubleMe3d opens in Bleiswijk, The Netherlands; the studio offers 3D-selfie-related services that may be paid for using Bitcoins. More

More 3D printer store open in Netherlands 

Jan.31, 2014 -  3D printing is in the air in the Netherlands. Today the new 3D printer store Ridix opened in Rotterdam which is one of the first 3D printer stores in The Netherlands. More 

Another 3D printing intellectual property dispute

jan.22, 2014 -   Yesterday, FABULONIA Inc. announced that it has obtained a preliminary injunction in the Harju County Court in Tallinn, Estonia against Secured 3D and ITBS in a contract and copyright infringement lawsuit. More

Build & 3D print your perfect gaming mini with Hero Forge 

Jan.13, 2014 -  Hero Forge is an upcoming service that will bring a new option to the tabletop: highly customizable, detailed, 3D printed miniatures.  More 

Sculpteo to take 3D printing into mass production with Batch Control option

Jan.6, 2014 -   3D printing is great for fabricating prototypes and manufacturing individual and small lots. But Sculpteo's new Batch Control feature will help taking 3D printing into the realm of mass production. More

3D printing competition could intensify in 2014, says Canaccord

Jan.2, 2014 -   Investing strategies in the 3D printer market will "get more complex in 2014", wrote Canaccord Genuity's Bobby Burleson in a research note Monday. More

3D scanning and 3D printing draws a crowd at a Mexican mall 

Dec.29, 2013 -  Just before the holiday, 3D printing shop Ideaz3D opened a 3D scanning and 3D printing booth at a crowded mall in northern Mexico. More 

HoneyBee3D: Northern California's first 3D printing store (video) 

Dec.24, 2013 -  Husband and wife team Liza Wallach and Nick Kloski opened the first 3D printing store HoneyBee3D in the Montclair district of Oakland, Calif. in October. The shop is the first of its kind in Northern California, said Liza Wallach. More 

Asda to expand 3D printing service to 50 stores in January

Dec.23, 2013 -   Asda, a subsidiary of the American retail company Walmart and the UK's second largest chain after Tesco, is rolling out its 3D printing service to 50 stores in January. More

3D Heights: A 3D Printing Store opens in New York today

Dec.21, 2013 -   3D Heights is launching the grand opening of a retail 3D printer and 3D scanning store at 1pm in Upper Manhattan in the neighborhood of Washington Heights. More

Finnish 3D printing startup launches customized coins and key chains tool

Dec.20, 2013 -  Versoteq 3D Solutions Oy, a Finnish company focused on 3D printing and scanning is launching a browser based application for making customized products with 3D printing.  More 

Shapeways: 2013 3D Printing Year in Review Top Trends

Dec.20, 2013 -   2013 has had a measurable impact on the direction of and players in the industry. Check out below a snapshot of Shapeways' 2013 Year in Review Top Trends. More

Shapeways and KeyMe to offer custom 3D printed key copies 

Dec.17, 2013 -  Partnering with Shapeways, Digital key storage startup KeyMe today launches its new 3D key printing service. More 

Orange opens the first Bobbleshop in Paris 

Dec.17, 2013 -  Digiteyezer announces today that Orange, the #1 telecom company in France has signed an agreement with the company to open the first bobbleshop in Orange store located at 43 rue de rivoli, close to the louvre.  More 

Israel opens its first 3D printing experience store 

Dec.16, 2013 -  The team at 3D Factory announces today the official grand opening of the store. Located in the artsy and cultural NOGA neighborhood of North Jaffa, 3D Factory is a natural fit and has already generated local interest and curiosity. More 

MakerBot launches 3D print services in its NY, Boston and Greenwich stores

Dec.11, 2013 -   MakerBot is launching a 3D print service in all three MakerBot retail stores located in New York, Boston and Greenwich, Conn. More

Botspot, first 3D printing store in Berlin opens 

Dec.1, 2013 -  The first 3D printing store in Berlin has officially opened doors. Located at the Moritz Platz in Berlin -Kreuzberg, company Botspot claims to have the most comprehensive offering for 3D printing in Germany. More 

First 3D printing store in Mexico opens doors 

Nov.29, 2013 -  The first 3D printing shop in Mexico recently opened its door in Hermosillo, Sonora. More 

Printscape3D offers large scale 3D printed model of UK's landscape

Nov.28, 2013 -   3Distributed launches today Printscape 3D, a special 3D printing service that uses contemporary 3D printing technology to fabricate perfect physical replicas of 3D scanned landscape data. More

French La Poste to offer 3D printing service, starting with three offices 

Nov.26, 2013 -  La Poste, the mail service of France, announces today it 3D printing service at three offices: "Hôtel de Ville" in Boulogne-Billancourt, "Bonne Nouvelle" and "La Boétie" in Paris. More 

FabZat reveals in-game customization & 3D printing services

Nov.25, 2013 -   French startup FabZat reveals its video games monetization service based on 3D printing. More

ArcanEngine to let you build & 3D print one-of-a-kind tabletop miniatures 

Nov.15, 2013 -  Canadian company ArcanEngine is developing a platform that you can build a miniature exactly as you want and then get it 3D printed.  More 

Largest Germany telecom company launches online 3D printing store 

Nov.11, 2013 -  Deutsche Telekom launches an online platform 'Fabplace' that allows users to create customized mobile phone cases and order directly from the site.  More 

Create 3D printed phone cases with 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2' characters 

Nov.10, 2013 -  3D Systems announced today that it has entered a multi-year licensing deal with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to create customized mobile phone cases based on Sony's hit comedy 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2'. More 

Open source 3D printers challenge giants Stratasys and 3D Systems 

Nov.6, 2013 -  3D Hubs, a collaborative production platform for 3D printer owners and 3D makers, released today the November edition of their Industry Trend Report on 3D printing.  More 

McDonalds considers in-store 3D printing for Happy Meal toys 

Nov.6, 2013 -  McDonalds is considering having 3D printers installed in its stores to create pocket-sized plastics toys for its famous Happy Meals. More 

3D Printing Firm Materialise may be considering an IPO in the US

Nov.6, 2013 -   Belgian 3D printing firm, Materialise, is considering plans to IPO, Financial news reported. More

Museofabber to provide all schools access to 3D printable museum collections

Nov.5, 2013 -   Museotechniki ltd, is a European start-up company based in Athens (Greece), with the vision to merge cultural asset management with emerging technologies like 3D printing. More

Piq Chocolates crowdfunding custom chocolates 3D printing service 

Nov.4, 2013 -  An Austin startup 'Piq Chocolates', founded by MIT engineer Levi Lalla and Donovan Crowley, want to let everyone to become a chocolate artist. More 

Shapeways & Neiman Marcus partnered to offer 3D printed holiday collection

Oct.31, 2013 -   Neiman Marcus has teamed up with 3D printing company Shapeways to offer a limited edition collection with beautiful metal finishes. More

Customize and 3D print your own spaceships from Ender's Game 

Oct.29, 2013 -  There is an exciting news for fans of Ender's Game. Ender's Game is offering fans of all ages prop replicas created by a 3D printer.  More 

Protocow offers instant price quotation for 3D printing companies 

Oct.28, 2013 -  Dutch startup Protocow launches today an e-commerce platform for 3D printing services. This platform enables small 3D printing services to offer their website visitors online quotes and order fulfillment.  More 

New 3D cloud funding service turns your 2D sketches into reality with 3D printing 

Oct.28, 2013 -  Japanese company Emotional Brains,Inc. launches a crowd-funding platform Okuyuki, a unique 3D cloud funding services for creating 3D printed character figures and helping designers bring idea and design to their fans. More 

3D Remind turns children's drawings into 3D printed sculptures 

Oct.26, 2013 -  And now Osaka company 3D Remind has started offering a 3D printing service called Rakukuri, which will bring children's imaginations to life using 3D printing.  More 

3DMe Horror 3D Printed figurines turns everyone into zombies 

Oct.25, 2013 -  Now you can skip shopping for the ultimate Halloween costume - 3DMe from Cubify offers 3DMe Horror Personalized 3D Printed Figurines so that everyone could have a face for horror. More 

Vienna gets its first 3D printing store

Oct.20, 2013 -   The 3dee store opened its doors to business in Vienna, Austria on the 7th of October. The shop is the first of its kind in the city, putting the area on the cutting edge of technology. More

UPS explains its in-store 3D printing services (video)

Oct.19, 2013 -   But how exactly can 3D printing help out a small business? Fox Business reporter visited the UPS Store in New York and spoke with UPS small business technology leader Daniel Remba, who showed him how it works. More

Shenzhen Sunshine and Materialise collaborate to develop 3D printed race car

Oct.17, 2013 -   Shenzhen Sunshine Laser and Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. in China has signed an agreement with 3D printing company Materialise to develop 3D printed race cars. More

Asda is first UK supermarket to create 3D printed 'mini me' figures 

Oct.9, 2013 -  Next time when you do shopping in Supermarket chain Asda you could get yourself 3D scanned and pick up 3D-printed miniature variation of yourself as part of shoppers' next weekly shop. More 

3D Hubs sharing 3D printing trends on how 1,100+ 3D printers are being used

Oct.3, 2013 -   3D Hubs, an Amsterdam-based startup which currently boasts the largest network for 3D Printers, shares publicly today a report on 3D printing trends - how 3D printing is being used and which 3D printers, materials and colors are most popular. More

Shapeways partners with MAD to provide interactive 3D printing experiences 

Oct.1, 2013 -  3D printing company Shapeways is partnering with MAD and will host an educational and interactive space on the Museum's second floor where visitors will be able to experience 3D design and printing firsthand. More 

First 3D printing factory in the Netherlands set to open in October

Sep.26, 2013 -   Dutch start-up Additive Industries has the ambition to bring industrial additive manufacturing/3D printing for selected high tech markets from lab to fab. Next Month the first 3D printing factory in the Netherlands will open in Eindhoven. More

Set up your own 3D printing store on your own domain with Kraftwürx 

Sep.21, 2013 -  Houston-based 3D Printing Company Kraftwurx unveiled today their Digital Factory program which allows anyone to start a 3D printing-based business on their own domain and sell their design without significant investment. More 

French company launches first 3D print shop franchise - Bobbleshop

Sep.19, 2013 -   Digiteyezer announces today the launch of the first 3D print shop franchise in the world: The Bobbleshop. Digiteyezer is a French company specialized in developing 3D scanning applications for the consumer markets. More

Staples starts 3D printing service online

Sep.16, 2013 -   Office supply chain Staples officially opened its 3D printing service in the Netherlands on Monday (Sep.16). Users can upload their 3D designs, get them 3D printed at Staples using full color Iris 3D printers from MCOR Technologies. More

iGo3D, The first 3D printer store in Germany Grand Opening

Sep.10, 2013 -   Last Saturday, the first 3D print store in Germany 'iGo3D' was opened in Oldenburg. 50 invited guests were able to witness the opening ceremony in the City Center Oldenburg. More

FabSecure, secure 3D streaming for 3D printers goes live

Sep.3, 2013 -   Fabulonia is the inventor of patent-pending secure 3D streaming technology "FabSecure" that encrypts and stores your data with a method that makes the files inaccessible to outsiders. More

Kraftwurx receives patent for 'Made-to-order direct digital manufacturing enterprise' 

Aug.28, 2013 -  Kraftwurx received a patent award for "Made-to-order direct digital manufacturing enterprise" on Aug.20, 2013. According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office... More 

3D Hubs received seed funding and will go global 

Aug.28, 2013 -  3D Hubs also announced that it received an undisclosed amount of seed funding in a round led by Balderton Capital and will now go global. More 

Germany's first 3D Printer Store to open in September

Aug.20, 2013 -   3D Printer Shop iGo3D in Germany announced that first specialised local store for 3D printing will have its grand opening in Oldenburg on 7th of September. More

Turkey's First 3D Printer Store to open in Istanbul 

Aug.1, 2013 -  Turkey's first 3D printer store, 3Dörtgen, is set to open on September 3. The store was founded by Furkan Bakir, who's family firm runs construction and automobile businesses in the area. More 

UPS Store to offer 3D printing service, beginning in San Diego 

Aug.1, 2013 -  The UPS Store announced Wednesday it is the first nationwide retailer to test 3D printing services in-store. Select UPS Store locations will be offering the services to start-ups. More 

Shapeways introducing bling-bling Gold Plated Brass 

Jul.24, 2013 -  Shapeways has launched a new material - Gold Plated Brass. Gold Plated Brass is a rich, highly polished material that's perfect for jewelry and precious objects. More 

iMakr to Launch First Pop-up-Store At Selfridges, London

Jul.24, 2013 -   iMakr is planning to open its First Pop-up-Store, from October 24th to the very end of 2013, at Selfridges, London. More

Get your 3D treatment and 3D printed figurine at Siggraph 2013

Jul.19, 2013 -   Digiteyezer teamed up with DYE PaintBall, PCB Game and Sculpteo at Siggraph 2013 to provide paintball gamers with the immersion of themselves in a 3D paintball video game, and a 3D printed figurine. More

SupplyBetter releases profiles of 100+ US 3D printing suppliers 

Jul.15, 2013 -  SupplyBetter announced today that they are making public a database of 100+ US 3D printing suppliers, with profiles and tags for what services they perform. More 

Chicago library shows off 3D printers, offering free access to anyone with a library card

Jul.13, 2013 -   Starting this week, everyone in Chicago can get access to a variety of software and equipment with a library card. More

eBay releases Exact iOS app, lets you buy customized 3D-printed products

Jul.12, 2013 -   eBay announced today a new iOS app called eBay Exact that lets users buy customizable 3D-printed merchandise from three leading 3D printing companies. More

Large Japanese sites launch 3D printing service, with free domestic shipping 

Jul.4, 2013 -  Japanese companies, DMM.com, Team Lab and Nomad announced today the launch of 3D printing service, called "DMM 3D printing". The service starts today and dmm.com is reponsible for the whole operation. More 

Admatec aims to become market leader for 3D printing ceramics

Jun.25, 2013 -   Admatec invests in Lithoz's Cerfab 7500. By combining with Admaflex technology, Admatec is looking to become market leader for 3D printing ceramics. More

Japanese Company to launch 3D printing marketplace "rinkak"

Jun.24, 2013 -   Japanese company Kabuku released "rinkak" last week, an online marketplace that allows anyone to easily sell 3D printed products through its network. More

Layer By Layer launches marketplace for 3D prints, not files

Jun.24, 2013 -   California-based 3D printing technology company Layer By Layer today announced a new type of marketplace for the buying, selling, and sharing of 3D printable products. More

Chicago Public Library to open free Maker Space

Jun.21, 2013 -   Chicagoans will soon have free access to 3D printers and other digital tools. The Chicago Public Library (CPL) is opening CPL Innovation Lab, the city's first free "maker space". More

Tesco may add 3D printing as an in-store service

Jun.19, 2013 -   At Tesco HQ teams of technology experts are testing a 3D printer to look at how it might change the way stores work. Tesco is exploring ways to add 3D printing as an in-store service. More

Future of fashion? Make your own Jimmy Choo style shoes on a 3D printer

Jun.15, 2013 -   If you have a 3D printer, you can print out your own Jimmy Choo style shoes. British Daily Mail Reporter Lydia Slater designed her own high heels shoes. More

An interview with Shapeways in the Netherlands 

Jun.12, 2013 -  Andrew visited Shapeways in Eindhoven, Netherlands and got an inside look at how Shapeways functions from receiving and processing customer models to post-processing and shipping. More 

3D Hubs Antwerp is open, building largest 3D printing network in Belgium

May.31, 2013 -  This week 3D Hubs celebrated the opening of its second city: Antwerp in Belgium. More 

Design your own 3D-printed ring with Shapeways' new app 

May.29, 2013 -  3D-printing company Shapeways announced a new Custom Ring Creator app that allows anyone to create their own 3D-printed rings in minutes. More 

Design your own 3D printable jewelry on Suuz 

May.28, 2013 -  With a handy tool and the new 3D printing technology, Suuz.com in Delft, the Nederlands wants to allow anyone to design and wear personalized jewelry and accessories. More 

Petfig transforms photo of your pet into 3D sculptures

May.27, 2013 -   Together with his partner Roman, a 3D designer from Ukraine Kakumrua are planning to launch a new Petfig service, a simple way to make Pet figure using 3D printing. More

Sharing your designs with anyone using Teleport It 3D

May.13, 2013 -   Layer By Layer has announced the launch of "Teleport It 3D", a new online file-sharing platform that lets users "teleport" ready-to-print 3D designs to anyone with a personal 3D printer. More

French office supplies retailer launches 3D printing service to public

May.6, 2013 -   French office supplies retailer Top Office, a branch of the Mulliez Family's retailing empire in France, has launches its first 3D printing service to the public. More

£220 3D printing filament extruder launched on Kickstarter 

May.2, 2013 -  UK maker Edward Clifford have been developing a low cost plastic extrusion system for many months now, and now he is in his final stages before completing a production unit.  More 

Library raising funds for life-size Hulk statue and 3D printer 

May.2, 2013 -  The Northlake Public Library in Illinois launches an IndieGoGo campaign hoping to raise fund for getting a 9-foot-tall Incredible Hulk statue and a 3D printer.  More 

3DLT partners with makexyz for 3D printing services

Apr.30, 2013 -  3DLT, a 3D printing template marketplace announced its partnership with makexyz to enable its customers to 3D print the designs they purchase. More 

Staples opens first 3D Experience Centre in Netherlands

Apr.26, 2013 -   Staples, the office chain megastore has just opened its first 3D Experience Centre in the Netherlands. More

Additer: a new marketplace for digital manufacturing services 

Apr.25, 2013 -  Melbourne, Australia based family owned start-up Additer has just announced the launch of their website additer.com, a marketplace for digital manufacturing services.  More 

Shapeways Raises $30M C Round, Led By Andreessen Horowitz 

Apr.23, 2013 -  3D printing service Shapeways today announced a $30 million Series C round of financing, led by Andreessen Horowitz.More 

Rapid Manufactory: First 3D printing shop in Middle East

Apr.22, 2013 -   Last month the Middle East's first 3D printing shop was opened in Beirut's Mar Mikhael neighborhood. More

Chicago's first 3D printing store to open next Monday

Apr.18, 2013 -   Founded by Chicago native Julie Friedman Steele and Mike Mocheri, the store, named as "The 3D Printer Experience," will be the only retail and interactive store of its kind in Chicago. More

3D Hubs is building a large production network of 3D printers 

Apr.9, 2013 -  Dutch startup 3D Hubs is building a production network of people who have a 3D printer, and who wish to use their 3D printer to make parts for others.  More 

3D Systems Launches 3DMe figurines on Cubify

Apr.4, 2013 -   3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the launch of 3DMe™, customizable full color 3D printed figurines featuring your photo-realistic head atop costumed superheroes... More

Miproto turns your idea into a 3D printed model 

Apr.4, 2013 -  Miproto is a web based product design, development and prototyping platform. The concept is based around making product design more accessible to the people with ideas. More 

Sony launched 3D photo booth at ACE 2013

Apri.1, 2013 -   At Anime Contents Expo 2013 (ACE 2013) on March 30th and 31st, visitors could order a 3D printed miniature figurines of themselves at Sony Music Communications booth. More

RobotShop announces 3D printing service for robotic parts 

Mar.28, 2013 -  RobotShop.com, the world's leading robot store announces today a new service allowing their customers to upload their design and have their objects 3D printed. More 

Customize your own parts through a single model on Parametric Parts

Mar.22, 2013 -   Parametric Parts is a web-based platform that allows consumers to customize, download, and print models, and allows designers to create models with a fluent API called CadQuery and make profit with it. More

Become your own 3D printed jewel with the 3D Kissing Booth

Mar.13, 2013 -   In brief, this event featured live 3D printing and scanning, with all attendees being given the opportunity to purchase a 3D printed miniature of themselves afterwards. More

Luxury at reach with Shapeways' addition of Premium Silver 

Mar.11, 2013 -  Shapeways, a Dutch 3D printing service company, has just introduced Premium Silver to its Sterling Silver 3D printing line, which already included Silver and Silver Glossy finishes. More 

3D printing company to offer next-day service 

Mar.8, 2013 -  Austin-based 3D printing company Solid Prototype is now offering next-day service, so anyone can get their 3D creations within a single day. More 

Shapeways launches new API for better 3D printing apps 

Mar.7, 2013 -  3D printing company Shapeways officially launched its 3D Printing API earlier today, hoping to make it easy for developers. More 

Rethinking the shapes of objects is the key to 3D printing revolution 

Mar.6, 2013 -  In January Belgium-based company Materialise showcased a foldable chair which is printed in one piece and made with the hinges already joined together. More 

Dreambox: 3D printing vending machine near you 

Mar.6, 2013 -  A Dreambox is a 3D printing vending machine. It is easy to use and features same-day printing, 24/7 on-site pickup. More 

Turn your 'Let's Create! Pottery' creations into real 3D printed models 

Mar.3, 2013 -  French 3D printing service provider Sculpteo has partnered with Polish game developer Infinite Dreams to transform users' digital pottery creation into real 3D object. More 

Sharing 3D printers throughout DIY groups 

Feb.28, 2013 -  Startup thinkklip comes up with a new idea: "3D printing + Co-ownership." So instead of buying your own 3D printer, you join 3D printing groups. More 

FABULONIA: 3D printing marketplaces with copyright solution 

Feb.20, 2013 -  FABULONIA is a 3D marketplaces and services where original design rights holder can open and run online stores, offering customization and sales of 3D originals.  More 

Pick up books and a 3D copy of your design at Dalhousie Libraries 

Feb.16, 2013 -  3D printing is now available at Dalhousie Libraries. This project, providing 3D printing service to patrons at a low cost, is the fist of its kind at Dalhousie University. More 

Trinckle 3D printing service and marketplace beta launch 

Feb.6, 2013 -  Berlin based Trinckle 3D launches their Trinckle beta online, a new 3D printing marketplace for sharing your 3D designs. More 

First 3d Printing Store in Colorado 

Jan.26, 2013 -  Colorado's first 3D printing store was opened in December 2013 in Denver. More 

China's first 3D Printing Experience Pavilion opened in Beijing 

Jan.17, 2013 -  China's first 3D Printing Experience Pavilion is officially opened on Jan 15th in Beijing DRC Industrial Design and Cultural Industry Base. More 

Leaders of the 3D printing revolution - Shapeways (video) 

Jan.15, 2013 -  The Creators Project is a global celebration of art and technology. Founded by a partnership between Intel and VICE, The Creators Project supports visionary artists.. More 

3D scanning and 3D printing let the blind "see" their unborn child 

Jan.13, 2013 -  Called Human 3D Technology by its Brazilian inventors, the scanning technique was originally developed for educational purposes and as a tool for medical practitioners. More 

Inside Materialise's Headquarters

Jan.13, 2013 -   As one of leading additive manufacturing (also known as 3D Printing) service company, Materialise is helping bring great ideas to life with the newest technology. More

First Dutch 3D printing shop just opened in Haarlem (video) 

Jan.9, 2013 -  The first 3D printing shop of the Netherlands has opened its doors in Haarlem."You can bring your own design, and you can also make a customized product." say owner Hanneke van Pampus. More 

The early life of Draft Print 3D

by Andre Tiemann | Jan.7, 2013 -   This is where Draft Print 3D come in. After building two RepRap Prusa Mendels with a friend, it became clear to me that the hobbyist market had matured into something valuable. More

UC Irvine's RapidTech offers low-cost 3D printing service for businesses

Jan.3, 2013 -   The nonprofit RapidTech at UC Irvine offers low-cost, cutting-edge 3D printing service for businesses needing to quickly design and refine prototypes. More

FabGate: 3D printing service marketplace 

Dec.27, 2012 -  When 3D printing might not be available in all homes yet, Berlin-based Fab-Gate launched its beta-version marketplace for 3D printing services.  More 

Business model innovation: Alphacam offers online 3D printing service 

Dec.17, 2012 -  3D printing brings many opportunities and promises in so many fields that the whole world is about to change in the next few years. Many companies will have to rethink their business models. More 

Bring Second Life jewellery into real world with 3D printing

Dec.14, 2012 -   Maxi Gossamer, an SL artisan who recently discovered 3D printing brought her second life (virtual) jewelry to real life, via Shapeways. More

France gets its first 3D print shop: Protoshop 

Dec.13, 2012 -  Opened by MULTISTATION, a france-based industrial equipments distributor, this 3D print shop PROTOSHOP is located near Montparnasse station in downtown Paris.  More 

French 3D printing start-up Sculpteo raises $2.5M funds

Dec.12, 2012 -   French 3D printing service company Sculpteo announces that it has raised $2.5M funds from XAnge Private Equity and business angels. More

Inside the world largest 3D printing factory (video)

Dec.11, 2012 -   Steven Blair Strati, a broker at Cushman & Wakefield who represented Shapeways in both leases, said Shapeways signed a 10-years contract and successfully negotiated rents of about $15 per square foot. More

First 3D print shop opens in Netherlands

Dec.10, 2012 -   Netherlands gets its first 3D print shop. Opened by Hanneke van Pampus and Norman van Beek, this 3D print shop is located in Koningstreet in Haarlem. More

Mcor Technologies launches 3D printing service "Staples Easy 3D" 

Nov.29, 2012 -  In a giant step toward the reality of 3D printing for all, Mcor Technologies Ltd has struck a deal with Staples Printing Systems Division to launch a new 3D printing service called "Staples Easy 3D," online via the Staples Office Centre.  More 

Figulo seeks funding to expand and develop ceramics 3D printing  

Nov.14, 2012 -  Figulo, a manufacturer of custom designed ceramics made using advanced materials and 3D printing technology is selected as one of 92 finalists in VoltCrowd $50K crowd funding campaign. More 

Brikstarter helps bring your ideas to Kickstarter  

Oct.31, 2012 -  Nick Allen started the company 3D Print UK in 2011 with the aim to open the UK 3D printing market to the consumer. Together with designer Rob, mobile developer Alasdair, and Vibol, a New Zealander video editor.. More 

Digital Reality launches new tool for real time quotes

Oct.19, 2012 -   Digital Reality, parent company of 3D printing service Kraftwurx is releasing a new Pro-Quote tool as part of digital factory. More

Shapeways opens largest 3D printing factory in the world 

Oct.19, 2012 -  Shapeways, the 3-D printing company based in New York, announced their plans to bring manufacturing back to New York City with their "Factory of the Future," a new 3D Printing facility being built in Long Island City. More 

Hyphen - the first prototyping and testing services in Canada

Oct.17, 2012 -   Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc. a visual technology company announced the launch of a new prototyping and environmental testing services - Hyphen. More

Shapeways brand film highlights extraordinary 3D printing & surrounding creative community

Sep.6, 2012 -   Harvest Films' new director Stephan Malik turned his keen eye and talent to the extraordinary realm of 3D printing in a film for Shapeways. The film is a look into the Shapeways vision, community and 3D printing magic. More

Grand opening of first 3D print & printer store in Switzerland

Aug.24, 2012 -   3D-Model.ch starts the first walk-in-store for 3d printer sales and digital production services in the center of Zurich's creative district, right next to Langstrasse. More

Will Amazon embrace 3D printing? 

Aug.18, 2012 -  Known for being an e-commerce giant, Amazon not only sell almost everything online, but Amazon has also become a major player in cloud computing. Amazon Web Services (AWS) powers hundreds of thousands of companies, even NASA uses Amazon's cloud computing in Mars landing mission. More 

Amazing "Lady Mechanika" 3d print 

Aug.16, 2012 -  Lady Mechanika is the newest creator-owned comic book series by Joe Benitez. Guys at PD Models in UK have posted an 8 inch 3D print of lady machanika painted with bronze finish. More 

Mak3D - First High Street 3D print shop 

Aug.10, 2012 -  World's first High Street 3D print shop will be opened in late August 2012, announced Mak3D, a british startup providing a 3D print workspace for designers, digital sculptors and makers.More 

Morris Technologies setting up an instrumentation lab 

Aug.8, 2012 -  Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Morris Technologies (MTI) has become one of the leaders in US in additive-metal manufacturing since 1994. MIT now runs 20 direct metal laser sintering machines from EOS and a complete CNC machine shop at their facility. More 

Coming soon: Fabalu 3D printing marketplace

Jul.16, 2012 -  Fabalu is a German marketplace for printing 3D models. It provides a platform connecting designers with 3D printing service companies. The website's revenue comes from a monthly fee + 3~5% for each customer paid by 3D printing service providers. More 

Moddler produces amazingly detailed objects with an Objet Eden 3D printer 

Jul.10, 2012 -  San Francisco based Moddler is a 3D printing company providing high level of surface detail printing service for architects, movie industry and artists etc. More 

Personalized production for the mass market with Shapeways

Jun.26, 2012 -   GigaOM recently interviewed Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO of Shapeways, after their announcement of $6.2 million new round funding and more than one million objects being 3D printed. More

3D printing in bronze now available at i.materialise 

Jun.22, 2012 -  At i.materialise this June is Metal Month. Last week they announced the possibility to gold plate your stainless steel designs and 10% discount for the whole month, again this week they have added bronze as a new 3D metal printing material. More 

Shapeways raises $6.2M round led by New York's Lux Capital 

Jun.19, 2012 -  Shapeways annouced today it has raised a $6.2 million financing round led by Lux Capital, a New York venture capital firm. Lux is joining previous investors Union Square Ventures and Index Ventures, which contributed $11.1 million to Shapeways in 2010 and 2011.  More 

DreamVendor - an interactive 3D printing station in Virginia Tech 

May.15, 2012 -  This is an 3D printing vending machine in Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. Students can use it to 3D-print prototypes for their projects. It works like any vending machines in the streets. More 

Christopher Barnatt's online 3D printing experiment with i.Materialise

Apr.28, 2012 -   Professional futurist Christopher Barnatt tried his own online 3D printing experiment. He uses the i.Materialize online service to 3D print a metal model. More

First retail 3D printing in postal service 

Mar.14, 2012 -  This BFB 3000 twin head 3D printer stands in the back corner of Diane's Mailroom store in Buckley, US. Diane's Mailroom provides packing, shipping, mailing and business services in the area and now they have added 3D printing services as one of the first examples of a retail 3D printing.  More 

3D view Cardinal de Richelieu using Sculpteo 3D Viewer

Feb.19, 2012 -   Sculpteo user Paul Marx is a big fan of Sculpteo interface. Sculpteo is a young French company providing a service by producing made-to-order models for designers and researchers. More

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the pocket factory Factory on the road - a Prius, two designers and four 3D printers

Jan.27, 2012 -  Often we hear people asking "what can those cheap 3D printers make?" Or "is it just an expensive toy for hobbyist and makers?" These are the questions that the Pocket Factory project would like to answer. More

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Unboxing 3D printed Minecraft objects Unboxing 3D printed Minecraft objects

Jan.27, 2012 -  MauricioVives exported Minecraft structures with Mineways and uploaded to Shapeways. He just received packages from Shapeways and showed in the video the unboxing process. More

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Konica Minolta 3D Scanning Labs launches 3D printing service 

Jan.17, 2012 -  Konica Minolta 3D Scanning Labs announced that it will offer new 3D printing service with 3D Systems' Projet™ HD 3000 3D Production System.  More 

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mineways_minecraft_shapewaysMineways makes Minecraft world objects 3D printing-ready 

Dec.30, 2011 -  How many of you are crazy about playing Minecraft? Have you ever thought of bringing a structure in Minecraft to life? Eric Haines from Autodesk made something for you. More 

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Nu.nl interviews with Shapeways' CEO Peter Weijmarshausen 

Dec.29, 2011 -  Nu.nl, the biggest dutch news website interviewed recently with Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO of Shapeways about entrepreneurs and innovative trends. More 

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Tukwila-based Andrews Space Awarded $250 million Air Force contract 

Dec.6, 2011 -  Tukwila-based Andrews Space, which develops commercial space systems, has been awarded an eight-year contract with an upper limit of $250 million to fund ground and flight experiments and demonstrations in support of the Air Force's proposed Reusable Booster System. More 

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Marubeni Launches Business Accelerator: 3D Printing Service 

Nov.28, 2011 - Marubeni Information Systems Co Ltd (MSYS) has launched 3D printing service on Nov 25, 2011. MSYS has the expereience of providing manufacturing solutions, which include 3D printers, digitizers, and CAM for machine-based design and manufacturing systems. More 

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kraftwurx 3d printing serviceKraftwurx, more than just a 3D printing service 

Nov.25, 2011 -  Chris Norman, CEO of Digital Reality, started working on Kraftwurx in 2004. After years development, they are back to track and totally ready for bureaus, designers, artists and consumers. More 

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Shapeways Raised Another 5.1 Million Investment    Nov.18, 2011

Philips spinoff Shapeways has acquired an investment of $ 5.1 million. More 

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MiniatureMoments 3D Print The Memory Of Your Photo   Nov.16, 2011

A UK startup called MiniatureMoments has created a new concept for 3D printing service: allows you to turn a photo into an object using software and a 3D printer. More 

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Oct.26, 2011

My Robot Nation is Launched - 3D Creation for Everyone 

MyRobotNation.com is online yesterday. Anyone can create their own unique robot online and My Robot Nation will deliver it to the door. More 

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Oct.20, 2011

Rapid Prototyping Now Accessible to North Texas Innovators   

Small businesses and innovators in Dallas / Fort Worth will now have a local source for high resolution 3D printing with the introduction of PartSnap. More 

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Oct.18, 2011

Print Your Face as Real     Oct.18, 2011

Do you wish to have a copy of your face? Now it is possible, thanks for REAL-f. Japanese company REAL-f developed 3D modeling pictures technology to make "real mask". More 

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