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Michael Petch
Michael Petch
Michael Petch is the editor-in-chief at 3DPI and the author of several books on 3D printing. He is a regular keynote speaker at technology conferences where he has delivered presentations such as 3D printing with graphene and ceramics and the use of technology to enhance food security. Michael is most interested in the science behind emerging technology and the accompanying economic and social implications.

This is a guest post in our series looking at the future of 3D Printing. To celebrate 5 years of reporting on the 3D printing industry, we’ve invited industry leaders and 3D printing experts to give us their perspective on the nex [...]

The UK’s E3D Online has announced technical specifications and pricing of their 2-in-1 3D printing extruder and hotend combo. The company say, the new device has, ”the lightweight performance, reliability and usability of V6 and T [...]

3D Systems has launched a range of new 3D printing materials, updates to their software and 3D printers. The new metal and plastics releases are intended to accelerate production using 3D printing. As we reported yesterday, 3D Sys [...]

HP has officially announced the Material Development Kit (MDK) for their Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers. I visited HP’s Corvallis site in Oregon last week to learn first hand how the company, founded at what is considered the “Birth [...]

It’s our birthday. Five years ago, this website was founded to bring accurate, informative and educated news about additive manufacturing and the 3D printing industry to our readers. During those 5 years we've become the first cho [...]

Voting is now open for the 3D Printing Industry Awards. When we asked readers to nominate the individuals, enterprises and technology that makes the 3D printing industry such a fascinating and remarkable place, we had no idea abou [...]

3D Printing with higher grade, engineering materials is a key theme for 2017. I caught up with two of the co-founders at AON3D to learn how this 3D printing startup is advancing the state of the art. Randeep Singh and Kevin Han me [...]

Imperial College London has announced the first recipients of grants from the Excellence Fund for Frontier Research. It should come as no surprise to readers of 3D Printing Industry that two of three winning projects involve techn [...]

Dr Adrian Bowyer is the inventor of RepRap – the replicating rapid prototyper - and probably needs little introduction to anyone with more than a passing interest in 3D printing. Self-reproducing machines When Dr Bowyer began the [...]

3D Printing Industry spoke to Duncan McCallum CEO, Digital Alloys Inc. about the latest company to 3D print metal. “We are using a fundamentally different, unique process for printing metal,” says McCallum. Based in Burlington, MA [...]