When Greg Mark takes his 3D printer to VCs he gets blank stares. The Boston-based CEO of Markforged, a 3D printing company that specializes in printing carbon fiber and metals, has found that few of t
Incredible design and manufacturing capabilities are available to almost anyone right now, thanks to 3D printing services and the designers/makers who populate those services’ marketplaces with desi
The 3D printing industry has had a rough go of it, of late. In a few short years, it’s gone from technology darling to victim of its own industry hype, a move that has had serious implications for s
Hershey’s chocolate scientists are now 3D printing uniquely designed candy. The confection company is taking its CocoJet 3D printer from 3D Systems to different exhibits throughout the U.S. to
Moisture, as they say, is the essence of wetness. It’s now also a great way to remove support material from 3D-printed objects. Printing complex objects requires rafts and supports. These hold t
Just a few days in and right on cue for CES, 2015 has already seen some consolidation in the burgeoning 3D printer space.
The biggest problem in 3D printing is mass production. While prototyping one or two items per day is fine for small manufacturers, what if you want to customize hundreds or thousands phone cases for G
Autodesk has been moving decisively in the home 3D printing space, buying 3D modeling software Tinkercad and releasing apps to help amateur modelers create 3D goodies using their phones. Now they have
If you followed along with this year’s CES coverage, you know that one trend that emerged over the past couple years is here to stay. If you haven’t made your peace with the 3D printing re
<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Stratasys">Stratasys</a>, one of the two giants in the 3D printing market (the other is <a target="_blank" href="http://www.3dsystems.com">3DSystems</a>), is o
Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers. What are you thankful for? My list is short, but sweet: I'm thankful for you guys, gaming consoles, and 3d scanners.
Back when Motorola revealed that it's seriously trying to bring<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/10/29/motorola-wants-to-make-modular-smartphones-a-reality-with-project-ara/"> modular smartpho
We've seen more than a few startups cook up their own impressive 3D scanners -- there's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.makerbot.com">Makerbot</a> and its <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.planetaryresources.com">Planetary Resources</a>' plan to scour the heavens and find asteroids to mine may seem a little out there as far as startup ideas go, but th
FormLabs, the same folks that are bringing the Form 1 3D printer to market, has had a roller coaster year. After launching on Kickstarter with a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/27/3d-prin