After events in Chicago, San Jose, and Singapore last year, Mediabistro is preparing for their largest 3D printing event yet when Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo returns to NYC on April 2-4. Large numbers of B2B professionals and maker enthusiasts are expected to turn out at the Javits Center next month for a day of workshops on April 2, followed by two days of programming and exhibits on April 3 and 4.
Inside 3D Printing has recently added several impressive speakers to their lineup, including Paul Trani, Sr. Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist at Adobe, and Jesse McGatha, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. See the full speaker list here.
Last month we posted an article about Fuel3D. This great (and affordable!) scanner got its initial $300,000 funding from a successful Kickstarter campaign. Today they announced that a syndicate of private investors, led by Ben Gill of London-based Chimera Partners, will invest $2.6 million (£1.6 million) to further the development.
“We have established a core group of shareholders that have taken a long term view on the technology and management of Fuel 3D Technologies,” said Gill. “The 3D printing market is the focus of significant investor interest at the moment, and Fuel 3D’s disruptive technology feeds that interest from a unique angle. We are actively exploring a number of interesting financing options, including the possibility of an early IPO.”
Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo is headed back to NYC! Attendees will experience the biggest show yet, with a day of workshops on April 2, the new Maker Summit & Pavilion, more speakers, and bigger exhibitions than ever before.
Known as the largest 3D printing event worldwide, Inside 3D Printing has already secured an impressive roster of speakers for the New York show, including Avi Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems, Paul Trani, Sr. Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist, Adobe, and Carl Bass, President and CEO of Autodesk. View the full agenda here
Last November I introduced you to the 3D Print Expo. This is an event focussing on 3D printing and scanning technologies. We just received the preliminary program of the exhibition & conference and this is one to visit if you are in Russia February 13th and 14th!
Stratasys just announced the launch of the Objet500 Connex3 at the SolidWorks World 2014, which started yesterday in San Diego and is open until Wednesday the 29th. This groundbreaking machine is the first in the Objet line to let you incorporate color (as many as 46 per print) into your prototype. The fact that the Objet 500 Connex3 is also a multi-material printer makes this a worlds first!
The 3D printer lets you build rigid, rubber-like and clear parts into one model and offers hundreds of composite materials, blended right in the 3D printer. Like a regular inkjet printer, this 3D Printer features 3 different colors, VeroMagenta, VeroCyan, and VeroYellow, which can be combined to produce, literally hundreds of colors.
Just the other day I got introduced to this great new 3D printing initiative on the web called WhiteClouds. This nine-months-old company based in Ogden, Utah with (already) a staff of 21 full-timers and 7 part-timers has a great mission: Building the bridge between 3D printing and the general public.
Today, there is a big gap between having heard of 3D printing and being able to do something with it. WhiteClouds is trying to fill that gap by providing two kinds of services. When you don’t have any experience with 3D printing but you’ve got a great idea you would like to realise, WhiteClouds gives you the opportunity to collaborate with their in-house designers. Together you can make your idea come to life, no experience needed!
Euromold 2013 has begun and as always at Euromold, there are some big announcements. Avi Reichental, the CEO of 3D Systems, is talking us through the new products of 3D Systems. As he calls it the era of 3D Printing 2.0, we must admit that these are some pretty crazy printers. One of 3D Systems’ newest badboys is the Projet 4500. This is the industry’s only continuous tone full-color plastic 3D printer. This printer combines the power of vibrant full color with durable plastic materials. This printer makes ready-to-use, flexible, strong parts, colored pixel by pixel, with superior surface quality. I’ve also includes the official introduction video of the Projet 4500 to show you what this printer is capable of.
On February 13-14, 2014 ECC Sokolniki in Moscow will host Russia’s first 3D Print Expo. The 3D Print Expo will become a major industry event in the field of 3D printing, bringing together scientists, experts, developers and suppliers, as well as lots of other people interested in development of these technologies.
The 3D Print Expo has a clear goal. They want to introduce their visitors to the possbilities of 3D printing and its applications in various industries. In contrast to the western world, 3D printing hasn’t gained ground in Russia yet. This is why Smile Expo – event organizer of the largest trade shows in Russia – will hold the first event in Russia dedicated to 3D printing technology.
Gilles Azzaro, a French digital artist exposed his latest work at the 3D Printshow in London last week. The voice sculpture print: Barack Obama – Next Industrial Revolution.
This 3D printed sculpture is the three-dimensional materialisation of President Obama’s voiceprint. The 3D voiceprint portrays an extract of President Obama’s February 2013 State of the Union Address.
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ARBURG, probably the biggest injection-molding specialized company in the world has made the big step into 3D printing. During the K Show in Dusseldorf they unveiled their 3D printer The Freeformer, bringing a totally new (patented) 3D printing technology. Their process produces parts using plastic droplets. The material for these droplets are exactly the same as standard granulates used for injection molding. So there are no additional, special (expensive) materials required. The 3D printer melts these granulates exactly the same way as the ARBURG injection molding machines do.