Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB), a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer has appointed a new President and CEO, Victoria M. Holt. Bradley A. Cleveland, who helped shape Proto Labs into the company it is today and developed it … [Read more...] about Interview with the new CEO of Proto Labs
A dying phone battery and no access to a charger is no problem for carriers of the Everpurse, the latest recipient of the Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award. From the outside, Everpurse looks like a stylish purse. However, built into its inner wall is a … [Read more...] about Proto Labs Cool Idea! Winner: Built-in charger for on the go phone charging
Jeff Gibboney's design, the QuadShot remote controlled drone plane, won Proto Labs Cool Idea Award. Jeff discusses some of the things he learned from his experience using injection molding to prototype his drone. Jeff has more research experience … [Read more...] about Engineering tips on injection molding an RC Drone
Stratasys new Fortus 250mc is a smaller FDM machine with end-use manufacturing capability. We spoke with the product manager for more information on this unit. http://podcast.designworldonline.com/2011/07/25/522/ … [Read more...] about More details on the newest FDM printer from Stratasys
Last year, the ASTM organization and AM vendors determined that a new file format with more features was needed. I interviewed the Chair of the ASTM F42 committee. Here is what Prof Hod Lipson of Cornell University … [Read more...] about Why do we need a new “STL”?
The "maker" market, "citizen designer" market, is hot. For some vendors of professional Additive Manufacturing (AM) machines, it is the perfect opportunity to grow and build the AM market. Other vendors are not convinced that pursuing this market is … [Read more...] about Know the risks before targeting the 3D printer “maker” market
Education is listed as one of the target markets by the major 3D printer vendors. The reasons for working with educators are evident--teach students early about this technology, train them for future employment. Unfortunately for the students, … [Read more...] about What’s lacking when working with 3D printers in education