Consumer

Formlabs Process to Deliver Custom 3D-Printed Earbuds

A process that uses the Form 2 3D printer and Formlabs resin to produce custom silicone ear molds is part of the "year of mass customized earbuds."

Direct Metal Printing Rapidly Delivers Innovative Faucet

A faucet that would be difficult to manufacture conventionally was developed and produced within weeks using Direct Metal Printing (DMP). 

3D-Printed Sneakers Gaining Traction

Under Armour, Adidas, Nike and New Balance are applying different additive manufacturing technologies and materials for customized kicks.

Sinterit Optimizes Desktop SLS 3D Printer

Recent modifications to reduce the price of the Lisa printer will enable more users to print precise parts using selective laser sintering technology.

Lattices in Footprint 3D Midsoles to Provide Custom Fit

The footwear company plans to offer shoes with custom 3D-printed midsoles using lattices for precise support and cushioning.

Type A Machines Announces Range of Support Services

The services are designed to help customers overcome issues, prevent downtime and ensure peak operating performance while increasing productivity.

What the Toy Industry Can Teach Us About 3D Printing

Consumer 3D printing faces many of the same challenges as industrial additive manufacturing, and solving them means raising awareness.

Carbon and Adidas Unveil Futurecraft 4D Shoe Concept

Futurecraft 4D is the first announced application for Carbon's Digital Light Synthesis additive technology.

Testing the Waters with DMLS Faucets

A plumbing products manufacturer is expanding its luxury line with a series of faucets that could only be produced with AM.

Metal Additive Manufacturing Assists Olympic Cyclists in Rio

Custom handlebars made with selective laser melting helped a team of cyclists from France earn a medal at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Lightweight Motorcycle Made Through AM to Be Seen at IMTS

Additive manufacturing allowed electric bike’s frame to be optimized for minimal mass and material.

3D-Printed Faucets Illustrate Design Potential

New consumer faucets made possible with selective laser sintering illustrate AM’s design potential—for both commercial and industrial applications.