New 3D Printing File Format Released

A new 3D printing (3DP) file format specification has just been released by a new consortium of heavyweights in software, plus 2D printer leader and 3D printer hopeful Hewlett Packard, metals 3D printer gurus SLM Solutions Group, and mega-3DP service bureau Shapeways. The 3MF Consortium is making the first version of its new 3DP file…

Octofiber: 3D Printing Just Got Easier

Amsterdam – Today Octofiber 3D printing filament material is launched. Octofiber filament offers improved usability by streamlining the filament handling and storage process. As a result 3D printers owners will experience less failed prints and obtain more accurate print results. A regular problem occurring with 3D printing filament is entangling of the filament. It is…

Top 10 3D Printing Projects on Kickstarter

From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology. Although analyst predictions differ, all are in agreement that the…

Leading Battery Companies Select Call2Recycle to Manage Nation’s First Single-Use Battery Recycling Program in Vermont

Atlanta–Call2Recycle, Inc. , North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization, has been selected by 11 initial companies to develop, implement and promote a mandated single-use battery recycling program in Vermont. Vermont is the first state to require single-use manufacturers to develop a program for collecting and recycling spent primary batteries (including AA, C,…

Tech Fatigue Hits the Mobile Market

If we go back a couple of years, the prospects for new technologies never looked rosier. iPhones sold off the shelves. Smartphones were hot and tablet sales were growing fast. We gleefully anticipated the smart watch and salivated over the Internet of Things. Today, the picture is much more conservative. Google Glass is off the…

3D Printing Reshapes Automotive Supply Chain

Efficient supply chains can be identified by a handful of components: proximity, flexibility, and minimal waste. Now, the automotive industry is hoping to capture some of these same benefits through the use of 3D printing.  Though it hailed 3D printing as the “third industrial revolution” in 2012, The Economist  cautioned that it “is not yet…