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CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A 3D Printing News Series by Fathom

Change Is Additive—Week of 12/23/16

CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A 3D Printing News Series by Fathom

3D Printing For High-Performance Snowboard Bindings, Airbus + Additive + Metals, Evolving Digital Materials, Holiday Ornaments

With so many weekly developments in a fast-changing industry like additive manufacturing, the headlines can really stack up. To cut through the clutter of 3D printing news, check out these staff picks of the week. What do you think is the most impactful development?

Architecture Firm Relies on 3D Printing

London-based architecture firm MATT Architecture uses 3D printing to create many miniature models of each project they take on, iterating each design to save time and development costs. The firm also relies on additive technologies to quickly convey their ideas and concepts to clients, a process which used to be almost exclusively reliant on handmade artistry  / / Watch Video

New Stratasys Video Tracks the Evolution of PolyJet Materials

Stratasys is constantly developing new materials and capabilities at the forefront of additive manufacturing. A recent video tracks the timeline of the most remarkable PolyJet material innovations of the past decade and a half, culminating in the color and texture capabilities available from the Stratasys J750 / / Watch Video

Burton Snowboards Uses 3D Printing for New Binding Technology

A long-discussed and much-maligned debate within the snowboard industry is over clip-in vs. strap on bindings. With Burtons newest bindings developed using 3D printing, riders may no longer have to make that choice. Burton snowboards will release their new Step-On snowboard bindings in fall 2017. The bindings, intended to maximize convenience without sacrificing performance, have gone through more than four years of product development and testing / / Read More


University of Glasgow Receives Million in Donations to Develop 3D Printed Bone for Landmine Survivors

A new program taking place at the University of Glasgow intends to improve the lives of landmine explosion survivors through 3D printed bone replacements. The program, created through a $3.4 million donation to the University of Glasgow by the Find A Better Way Foundation, will focus on replacing maimed and missing limbs in multiple populations around the world where live landmines remain prevalent / / Read More


Airbus Airplanes to Integrate 3D Printed Nickel and Titanium Parts

Metal alloy company Arconic will begin supplying Airbus with 3D printed nickel and titanium parts for the A320 aircraft division in the second quarter of 2017, according to a recent release from both companies / / Read More



3D Printing Your Own Glow Ornaments

In this holiday post, Fathom’s Ava Decapri walks through the steps to making your own photo-based 3D printed ornament / /  Read More


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Imagery and News Sources: 3Ders.org, 3Dprint.com, 3D Printingindustry.com, Airbus, University of Glasgow, Find A Better Way Foundation, Arconic, Burton, Stratasys, MATT Architecture

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Hartland, WI 53029
ISO 9001:2015


444 W. 21st St. Ste. 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
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Miami Lakes, FL 33014
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Oakland, CA 94607
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Round Rock, TX 78681
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Denver, CO 80229
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