Change Is Additive—Week of 1/20/2017

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

Adidas Factories Integrating 3D Printing for Speedy Manufacturing, Metal 3D Printing, Adaptable Objects, 3D Printed Bio-Displays, 3D Printed Cancer Scanner

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?

Adidas Futurecraft 3D Runner Publicly Available, New “Speedfactories” to Begin Producing 3D Printed Shoes in 2017

Adidas’ first "Speedfactory" will soon open in Germany, and will be the first of many rapid manufacturing facilities opened in 2017 by the global sports apparel company // Watch Video

2016 Highlights & 2017 Preview

2016 was a fast-paced year of changing the way products are designed and manufactured—and this year promises to push the limits of manufacturing even further! Our team is honored by the recognition received last year and our customers’ continued business.

At FATHOM, we’re excited for another year of helping our customers create the products and processes that shape our future. Here’s a look back at notable highlights and accomplishments of the past year, and a message of determined creativity for 2017 // Read More // Watch Video

A Breakthrough In Metal 3D Printing

Markforged recently announced a new form of metal 3D printing called Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing // Watch Video

MIT Introduces Adaptable 3D Printing, Revolutionary Technique to Transform 3D Printed Objects

Researchers at MIT recently developed a 3D printing technique that allows for the design of extended components of 3D printed objects, or in other words, to control the adaptability of the object. The process involves fixing the chemical composition of polymer layers within the 3D print // Read More

3D Printing Transformations

3D Printed Phone Case Can Detect Cancer

Researchers have developed a 3D printed phone case that, when attached to a simple microscope attachment, can detect cancerous tumors with the same accuracy as traditional lab screenings. A new study in the scientific journal Nature Communications documents the findings // Read More

3D Printing Cancer Scanner

3D Printed Bio-displays Could Offer Cheap, Eco-friendly Alternative to LCD Screens

A university research team based in Germany claims to be developing a new type of screen technology that is primarily reliant on 3D printing luminescent proteins. The team hopes to create a viable and ecological alternative to LED and LCD screens that dominate the market today // Read More

3D Printing LED Bio luminescence


3D Printable Jet Engine

This imitation jet engine model is fully 3D printable and available Thingiverse // Download

3D Printing Jet Engine

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Imagery and News Sources:,,, Adidas, MIT, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Nature Communications, Thingiverse, CATIAV5FTW