BigRep creates 3D printed custom wheel rim with unique design and extra stability

May.3, 2018 - BigRep has 3D printed a unique new prototype for a wheel rim. The custom wheel rim was created by product designer Marco Mattia Cristofori, and has a bold design that also offers improved stability. More

BMW demos futuristic S1000RR motorcycle with 3D printed chassis and swingarm

Apr.19, 2018 - BMW Group has recently demonstrated a new motorcycle design that takes advantage of the potential of 3D printing technology. The futuristic-looking S1000RR is a prototype that was on display at the BMW Group Digital Day in Spain, and it has a 3D printed chassis and swingarm. More

Head designer Oliver Heilmer at Mini discusses future of 3D printing in automotive industry

Apr.4, 2018 - A recent talk given by the head of design at Mini demonstrated the extent of 3D printing's influence on the automotive industry. The technology is allowing much more design freedom and improved functionality, as well as enabling car owners a range of customization possibilities. More

3D printed train seat prototype helps POLGAR KFT save on costs and lead time

Mar.15, 2017 - POLGAR KFT, a Hungarian manufacturer of automotive parts, has successfully used 3D printing technologies to prototype a new train seat design. The seat was made in collaboration with METRIS 3D, and was additive manufactured using OMNI3D Factory 2.0 3D printer. More

Automaker Daimler adopts Ricoh SLS 3D printer for efficient prototyping

Mar.6, 2017 - German auto manufacturer Daimler has added a new 3D printing system to its arsenal of innovative manufacturing technologies. The automaker's latest addition is the RICOH AM S5500P, an industrial polymer sintering production printer. More

Duplicate your 3D printed prototype with ComposiMold 

Jul.6, 2013 -  By using a 3D printer to create a master part and then making a mold of it in a ComposiMold you can quickly duplicate your prototype without much costs.  More 

Ford's New Freeform Fabrication technology cuts prototype process to 3 days 

Jul.3, 2013 -  Ford engineers are developing a highly flexible, new form of manufacturing technology that has the potential to reduce costs and delivery time for sheet metal parts needed for low-volume production. More 

Rapid prototyping 3D object with 2D LaserOrigami in just a few minutes

Mar.4, 2013 -  Researchers at Germany's Hasso Plattner Institute have come up a new rapid prototyping system that produces 3D objects using a laser cutter. It is called LaserOrigami. More 

US Department of Homeland Security planning to adopt rapid prototyping in R&D 

Jan.25, 2013 -  DHS issues a Request for Information (RFI) for gathering all the information about rapid prototyping, aiming to introduce rapid prototyping technology into R&D and mission for S&T. More 

NAMII named among top 'Innovations to Watch' by Brookings and Rockefeller Foundation 

Jan.19, 2013 -  NAMII was named as one of the top 10 "Innovations to Watch" by The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and The Rockefeller Foundation.  More 

Europe hesitates too long with 3D printing

Jul.11, 2012 -   The European jewelry industry hesitates too long with using additive manufacturing technology. Europe could lose out to Asia in this battle. "The value of 3D printing is underestimated", said Martin Forth, MD of envisionTEC. More

China developed the world’s largest selective laser sintering equipment 

Dec.8, 2011 -  Huazhong University of Science and Technology research team in China has successfully developed a selective Laser Sintering machine with build volume of 1200mm x 1200mm. More 

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