Why The Additive Manufacturing Industry Should Pay Attention To 2023 Cybersecurity Trends

Posted on February 10th, 2023

It’s the start of conference season for the major USA Additive Manufacturing (AM) events, with TIPE just finished and AMUG and RAPID+tct coming soon it’s time to look at the predicted AM trends for 2023. What was noticeable at this year’s TIPE conference was the acknowledgement in many presentations that we need to start taking […]

Fact Checking Hollywood 3D Printer Hacking

Posted on February 3rd, 2023

How accurate is this scene from Person of Interest Honor Among Thieves – Season 4 Episode 7? In this scene we see a cyber attacker using malicious code to cause a 3D printer to catch fire. Verdict = Partially Accurate This scene is technically feasible but glosses over the amount of backend research needed and […]

AI Optimization of Processes in AM Environments

Posted on January 12th, 2023

There are several barriers to the widespread adoption of desktop 3D printers. One of the main barriers is the high cost of the technology. 3D printers can be expensive, especially high-quality ones, and this can make them out of reach for many people. Additionally, 3D printing technology is still less reliable than tried-and-true manufacturing methods […]

Is G-code here to stay?

Posted on January 6th, 2023

G-code is a programming language that was first used to instruct CNC (computer numerical control) machines how to fabricate objects and is now also used for 3D printers. It is a text-based language that consists of a series of commands, each of which tells the machine to perform a specific action. G-code can be used […]

BISON Product Updates: Industrial Hardware, New Detectors, XTechManufacture

Posted on November 15th, 2022

Industrial Hardware Despite the global shortage of Raspberry Pi’s, BISON will not be delayed by the shortage.  The BISON sensor was developed using a Pi but worksite factors such as heat, poor ventilation, dust and particles from manufacturing processes make the Pi unsuitable for this application.  We have moved to a ruggedized, fanless device that […]

Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing

Posted on November 4th, 2022

We are all familiar with single material 3D printing but what about multi-material printing? Multi-material printing, while less common than single material, has huge impact potential. From medical applications to being able to manipulate the microstructure of a material. It’s not just researchers and commercial vendors that are taking notice of the benefits of these […]