US ranks as the most advanced country in 3D printing

The US has been ranked as the most possible country for executing and getting the advantages of 3D printing technology.  This is according to recent research by 3D printer maker, Ultimaker and consultancy Savanta Group. The earliest 3D printing Sentiment Index ranks the 3D printing savviness of a country. This is through examining five aspects;…

Casca to renew shoe retail with 3D printing

A Vancouver startup, Casca is looking to merge additive manufacturing and 3D printing retail and footwear that will induce mass personalization to footwear and insoles.  The firm that recently obtained $3.5 million from  Khosla Ventures, has unveiled its maiden store in Vancouver. The system by Casca utilizes custom 3D printing insoles created from 100 percent…

New laser 3D-printing technique to make metal components

Direct laser melting also called Selective laser melting is a rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, 3D printing technique. It is intended to utilize a high-powered density laser to melt and fuse metallic powders. However, the technique is likely to experience weld-cracking. Experts at the Laboratory of Thermomechanical Metallurgy of EPFL have created a new laser 3D…