The Objet-Stratasys Merger: Industry Experts Weigh-In

As our new CEO David Reis has stated, the merger of Stratasys Inc with Objet Ltd. is a merger of equals. It is not a merger of two weak 3D printing companies, nor is it a merger of one strong and one weak company. It is a merger of two strong companies. It is the company’s position that the joining … [Read more...]

A New Chapter and My New Role at Stratasys

In the 1980s while running a former company I co-founded with my wife, Lisa, I was frustrated with the long lead times needed for prototypes of new product designs, which pushed our time-to-market out. This frustration was the impetus to create the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) process and my firs … [Read more...]

Straight Talk on the Accuracy of Fortus 3D Production Systems

While making CAD designs, do you ever wonder how faithfully they'll be rendered on a 3D printer? Have you asked yourself how dimensionally accurate the 3D printed part would turn out? You might be surprised at how far rapid prototyping has come in terms of accuracy. Whenever we design a part, we … [Read more...]

3D Printed Record That Plays Music!

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 This story has become an instant viral success. Amanda Ghassaei, assistant tech editor at Instructables has, for the first time ever, 3D printed an (almost) perfect replica of a 12-inch vinyl record. Created on the Objet Connex500 for it's exceptional detail resolution, the record comes out of the … [Read more...]

My Top Ten 3D Printed Models of 2012

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As we now close 2012 it's time to take a look back at some of the amazing 3D printing stories, videos and prototypes that we've had the privilege and pleasure to document here on It's a 3D World. In the post below I've tried to highlight my top ten 3D printed models for the year. I've based this … [Read more...]

A Revolving 3D Printed Ferris Wheel (Video)

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It never ceases to amaze people that you can actually grow things like this Ferris Wheel, from nothing, with all the moving parts already assembled together - and simply take it out of the 3D printer, give it a wash and start using it! This little baby was created on the Objet Connex500 multi-mat[Read more...]

New Generation of Modeling Takes Shape with 3D Printing


3D printing has changed the nature of model making. From the processes employed to the materials used, 3D printing and additive manufacturing enable the creation of complex, highly accurate scale models complete down to the finest details - and all from the click of a button. Model makers that ha … [Read more...]

The Largest Ever 3D Printed Wrench! (Video)

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It's only natural that following the huge global interest in 3D printed wrenches, that I'd immediately print the largest wrench we've ever made using the new Objet1000 wide format 3D printer that we released at last week's Euromold. The Giant 3D Printed Wrench on its Way to the Wash Machine o … [Read more...]

Another Cool Invention Gets a Hand Up from 3D Printing

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  Tim Potter – Inventor of the Key Waffle Device The very cool device in this video was created by Tim Potter. According to his biography, he's an ambassador for The Seasteading Institute and spends his free time "developing and gathering the knowledge, the skills, the people, and the te … [Read more...]