Corporate Branding & 3D Printing

Quick, think about your favorite product. Is it coffee, a car, or a personal device? What name, colors, logo, or tag line do you associate with that product? That unique identity or description is called “branding,” which is required for successful marketing in a highly competitive consumer and retail marketplace. A recognizable brand is necessary for connecting with buyers, especially …

Disney Research Develops Auto Method Creating 3D Printed Connectors

Disney Research has just made the world of 3d printing more accessible. They released an exciting paper describing a new 3d printing mechanism called AutoConnect. AutoConnect simplifies the 3d printing of connectors that are both functional and aesthetically pleasant. Applications for the method range from printing a mobile phone holder for your wall to decorative bling for shoes. AutoConnect separates …

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Bulgaria’s Landmark Cathedral & 3D Printing

As 3D printing grows increasingly popular in a variety of fields, more and more companies are entering the market and adding their innovations. Around the world, people are finding new uses for 3D scanning and 3D printing. In Eastern Europe, one company at the forefront is Threeding. Students of The National Academy of Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria founded Threeding in 2013. As students …

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Buyers For 3D Printers Need To Ask These Questions

When you visit technology conventions, you will notice several 3D printers from different manufacturers competing for the lowest prices. A common pitch is that the machine delivers all you need to be competitive with 3D print designs. But your main focus should be to find the right printer that meets your needs within your budget. Here are essential questions to ask when shopping for a 3D printer.

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Mass Customization & The Value of 3D Printing

EnvisionTEC CEO Al Siblani promises an exciting future for the industrial 3D printing industry. As the opening keynote speaker for the 2015 TCT Show + Personalize, he gave an inspiring address at one of the world’s top 3D printing conventions. Considered a major 3D printing pioneer, he designed prototypes for the auto industry before starting his own design firm in 1993. Five years later he introduced …