The Most Influential People in 3D Printing Today

The 3D printing industry is growing, thanks to increasing investment in the sector, emerging start-ups and impressive personalities making their mark. The latest statistics estimate that the additive manufacturing market was valued at $13.7 billion in 2019, and is expected to reach a value of $63.46 billion by 2025. The impact of the 3D printing industry on the future of global industry as a whole should not be underestimated. Read more

3D Printing Shop Managers: Pain Points of the Job and The Solution

The buzz of your alarm begins to sound and your mind is immediately transported to the office or makerspace. It’s only 7am and you’re already dreading the constant influx of emails and additional tasks that crop up throughout the day. Sound familiar? As a shop manager in the additive manufacturing space, there is a lot of pressure on you as a leader and often a great deal of difficulty comes from shop orders not being managed in the most efficient way possible. Read more

Becoming a Service Bureau: What You Need to Know

Is 2020 the year you decide to make big moves? In the 3D printing industry, it’s typical for professionals to consider starting their own service bureau; they have the knowledge, the tools and the know-how. But do you know the ins and outs of running a service bureau? Do you know the pros and cons? Read more

How Digital Light Processing Helps Create Complex Origami Structures

Glaucio H. Paulino is a professor at Georgia Tech's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He bears a title unique to academia, unique to conventional innovative practices, and unique, perhaps, to the coming wave of new forms, shapes, and designs -- made possible with 3D printing and material technologies. Paulino is, for lack of a more appropriate term, an origami engineer. Read more

Announcing the New Dashboard in GrabCAD

Hello GrabCAD Community! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and today I’m excited to share our holiday gift to you. I’m excited to tell you about a brand new feature that we added to the GrabCAD Community. Welcome to the new Dashboard on GrabCAD! The Dashboard is your new hub where you will see everything that interests you from GrabCAD. Before you sign into your GrabCAD account, continue reading below where I'll review the cool new features you can expect to see in your Dashboard: Read more

GrabCAD Print 1.37 is Live

This month's GrabCAD Print release is short -- but packed with powerful enhancements for PolyJet 3D Printing. It's also the last release supported on Windows 7. Continue reading to learn more! Read more

3D Printers Could Be Coming to a Library Near You

Public libraries have always been the place where you can go to borrow books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines. And in recent years, it’s now where you can go for 3D printing services. "Libraries represent the public on-ramp to the world of 3D printing and design,” said Dan Lee, chair of the Advisory Committee for the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). Read more