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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.

3D printing with glass takes another advance with the publication of new research from a team of scientists based in Germany. While this is not the first time 3D printing with glass has been achieved, the reported levels of transp [...]

Happening only once every two years, the Materialise World Summit will open its doors tomorrow in Brussels, Belgium. 3D Printing Industry are attending the event and will bring you all the latest news from the two-day conference. [...]

Raul Polit-Casillas, a systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has described how 3D printing is in use to make advanced woven metal fabrics for use in space. Polit-Casillas and colleagues have [...]

The industrialization of 3D printing continues with the announcement that Sigma Labs Inc., (OTCQB:SGLB) has won a contract from Solar Turbines Incorporated, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Under the contract Sigma Lab [...]

Researchers from Seoul National University of Science and Technology in Korea have published the schematics for an open source 3D bioprinter. The authors of the paper explain that 3D printing, “is considered to be a major driving [...]

Wohlers Associates, Inc., has announced a training course organised in conjunction with leading software and additive manufacturing enterprise, Materialise. The Fort Collins, Colorado based consulting firm will hold the course at [...]

Researchers at the University of Helsinki have demonstrated how 3D printing can save both time and money. A team led by Dr. Gianmario Scotti 3D printed disposable microreactors and the research, plus STL files, is now available on [...]

Mouser Electronics Inc. and Grant Imahara have announced the winning design in the International Space Station (I.S.S.) Design Challenge has been 3D printed in space. Andy Filo, an engineer based in Cupertino, designed the satelli [...]

3D printing may hold the key to beating the primary cause of death in the U.S. - heart disease. With almost a quarter of deaths in North America attributable to heart disease, this new research from the University of Minnesota has [...]

MIT Professional Education is launching a new course, "Advances in Computer-Aided Design for Manufacturing.” I asked the course instructors, MIT professors Wojciech Matusik and Justin Solomon, for some more details and about the 3 [...]