You Can Now Buy Your Own Piece of Design History: The Lily.MGX Pushed 3D Printing from Prototyping to Design


Until then, 3D printing was considered more of a prototyping technology. In 2003, Finnish digital sculptor Janne Kyttanen presented a 3D print unlike any other to the audience of Milan Design Week. Janne pushed the boundaries and presented a 3D print that was meant for the consumer market.

Concept Laser Has Helped Shape “Additive Manufacturing” for 15 Years

Additive Manufacturing

“The tide,” says Frank Herzog, founder and CEO & President of Concept Laser “has turned: Until very recently, additive manufacturing was the domain of prototypes. In 2001, the company presented its M3 linear prototype to the public at the Euromold in Frankfurt, Germany.

A Short History of 3T RPD

Rapid Prototyping News UK

The company began as a Service Bureau, making Plastic Rapid Prototypes and Metal Rapid Tooling. The company name was made up from three T’s (Training, Technology & Techniques) and RPD to describe rapid prototype development.

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How SOLIDWORKS is Transforming U.K. Homes

The Solidworks Blog

What started in 2002 as a three-man band has grown into a business with over 200 employees and operations across Europe, the U.S. This allows the business to get the product as perfect as possible before they begin prototyping, which is ideal for keeping costs down.

Design Challenge: 3D Print A Da Vinci Original


Imagine: What might have da Vinci accomplished if he could 3D print a prototype model at his desk? Mark Rosheim, a robotics expert from Minnesota, built his own version of the Robotic Knight in 2002 based on da Vinci’s drawings.

CADD Edge Kit Car Project: 818 Build


So, here’s the deal: I’ve already donated a 2002 Subaru WRX as the donor car, CADD Edge will buy the kit and everyone’s invited to participate as much as they’d like (without taking over the project).

Audi Adopts Stratasys Full Color Multi-Material 3D Printing to Innovate and Accelerate

Additive Manufacturing

Audi expects significant reduction in prototyping lead times for tail light covers, with turnaround times decreasing up to 50% in comparison to traditional methods. For the production of tail light covers, Audi expects to reduce prototyping lead times by up to 50 percent.

NanoSteel Launches 3D Printable Tool Steel

Additive Manufacturing

We don’t stop at material design, but create joint solutions with our customers, facilitating the process from material selection and prototyping to fully qualified production parts.” New Case-Hardening Steel Designed for Laser Powder Bed Fusion.

3D printing will be huge, in the most boring and fascinating ways imaginable

3D Printing Review

I bought a (terrible) Acer tablet PC back in 2002, a full eight years before the first iPad. The incredible growth in crowdfunding would not have been as compelling if entrepreneurs weren’t able to use 3D printing to build tangible prototypes.

6 Best Publicly-Listed 3D Printing Companies

3D Printing Hub

Right now, some of the world’s largest companies have turned to 3D printing for rapid prototyping and manufacturing solutions. Some analysts have even gone as far as saying that buying the right stocks on 3D printing companies now is akin to buying stocks of Microsoft or Apple back in 2002. The company bills itself as the fastest digital manufacturer of prototypes worldwide and this reputation is enough for them to gain clientele from all over the United States, Europe, and Japan.

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Zac Posen x GE Additive x Protolabs Unveil Breathtaking 3D Printing Collaboration at the Met Gala

Additive Manufacturing

In February 2002, he debuted his ready-to-wear collection in New York City. Protolabs is the world’s fastest digital manufacturing source for rapid prototyping and on-demand production. Stunning 3D printed structural gowns and garments, inspired by nature in motion.

SABIC-Investing Globally in Capabilities and Equipment to Support the Development of High Performance Materials for Additive Manufacturing Processes and Other Emerging Technologies

Additive Manufacturing

AMazing ® : You also mentioned from a materials standpoint, there is a vast distinction between Rapid Prototyping and additive manufacturing for end use products, and even injection molding.

EnvisionTEC Releases New Machine

3D Printing Industry

We started in 2002, we were the first company to bring the DLP technology into 3D printing, in 2010 we were the first company to deliver the 3SP technology which is scan, spin and selectively photo cure.