Hype Hangover: the Rise & Fall of Avi Reichental (Part 2)

Hype Hangover: the Rise & Fall of Avi Reichental (Part 2)

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Part of an ongoing series on how the 3D printing hype bubble has affected the lives of the individuals involved.  To read the first story in this series, head here.
In a previous article on the story of former CEO Avi Reichental and his tenure at 3D Systems, I included information from an anonymous source that the Cubify group, devoted to 3D printed consumer goods and the Cube 3D printer, was let go as part of a downsizing operation. While that source told me that the entire Cubify group was fired, marched out of headquarters and unable to return to their desks for their belongings, I have since heard from a mid-level employee that that is not exactly true.…

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Hype Hangover: the Rise & Fall of Avi Reichental (Part 2)

The Lunar Quattro Rover: One Small Step for Audi, One Giant Leap for 3D Printing

The Lunar Quattro Rover: One Small Step for Audi, One Giant Leap for 3D Printing

By Tyler Koslow

When it comes to implementing 3D printing in the manufacturing of automotive vehicles, German automobile company Audi has demonstrating their own use of the technology on a regular basis. Late last year, Audi had announced that their future use of metal-based 3D printing is imminent, and had even produced a fully 3D printed functional replica of the 1936 Auto Union Type C Grand Prix racer. Now, Audi is taking these efforts from planet Earth into outer space, collaborating with and sponsoring the Berlin-based team from Part Time Scientist to create the 3D printed Audi Lunar Quattro moon rover.…

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The Lunar Quattro Rover: One Small Step for Audi, One Giant Leap for 3D Printing

New 3D Printed Medical Tool a Breakthrough for ACL Reconstruction Surgery

New 3D Printed Medical Tool a Breakthrough for ACL Reconstruction Surgery

By Tyler Koslow

Although many people may know the 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys as the corporate behemoth that took over MakerBot back in 2013 (Thanks, Print the Legend), their positive influence on the medical and dental industry can not be denied. Over the past couple of years, Stratasys has placed a keen focus on improving the cost and quality of traditional medical tools. From the release of their dental-driven Objet 3D printers to supplying surgeons with realistic heart models to help patients’ lives, Stratasys has certainly made it a mission to innovate the medical and dental industry with 3D printing technology.…

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New 3D Printed Medical Tool a Breakthrough for ACL Reconstruction Surgery

ROBO 3D Gives Us a Whiff of Their Latest Innovations at CES 2016

ROBO 3D Gives Us a Whiff of Their Latest Innovations at CES 2016

By Tyler Koslow

Since conquering a big portion of the US market and expanding their distribution deeper into Europe (as well as Canada and Latin America) last year, it seems that ROBO 3D is now shifting their attention towards further developing their 3D product line. This week at CES 2016, ROBO 3D is showcasing a variety of new products, some of which are so unique that you can literally smell it!

ROBO 3D will be unveiling two 3D printers at CES 2016, one made for entry-level 3D printing and the other for the prosumer type.…

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ROBO 3D Gives Us a Whiff of Their Latest Innovations at CES 2016

New Balance Partners with Intel, Starts New Digital Technology Division

New Balance Partners with Intel, Starts New Digital Technology Division

By Tyler Koslow

When it comes to recent trends within the fashion industry, no one field has been as heavily invested in 3D printing as footwear has. From major companies crafting their newest shoes with 3D printed midsoles to orthotic-driven startups such as Wiivv Wearables and SOLS providing custom-designed and printed insoles, the influence of 3D printing has been spreading across footwear design and manufacturing for quite some time now. The sportswear company New Balance is certainly no stranger to this influence, having announced last November that 3D printed midsoles will be implemented into the design of their newest running shoe.…

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New Balance Partners with Intel, Starts New Digital Technology Division

Voxel8 3D Prints the ‘Fun’ in ‘Functional’ at CES 2016

Voxel8 3D Prints the ‘Fun’ in ‘Functional’ at CES 2016

By Tyler Koslow

When Voxel8, the 3D printing company started by Harvard Professor Jennifer Lewis (check out our interview with Professor Lewis here), showed up at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2015, they quickly won over the hearts of those looking to 3D print with a functional purpose, and was named by some as one of the top ideas displayed at the entire trade show. The Voxel8 team was able to steal last year’s show with their multi-material 3D printing demonstrations, showcasing their conductive printing ink and printed electronics, creating functional objects fresh off of their advanced 3D printers.…

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Voxel8 3D Prints the ‘Fun’ in ‘Functional’ at CES 2016