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AddUp and ESI Group design Distortion Simulation AddOn for use with metal 3D printed parts

AddUp, an industrial additive manufacturing OEM based in France, was established three years ago by industrial groups Michelin and Fives as a joint venture company focused on metal 3D printing. It offers several 3D printing methods, including powder bed fusion and Directed Energy Deposition. Now AddUp, which added […]

Dyemansion signs distributorship deal with Europac3D for 3D printing post-processing technology

Dyemansion’s 3D printing post-processing technology is to be distributed throughout the UK by Europac3D. The agreement will see Europac3D offer the full range of DyeMansion machines to the UK market, becoming the second UK reseller of DyeMansion technology after Matsuura. DyeMansion has introduced […]

Aspect Biosystems collaborates with NRC to 3D print therapeutic models of the brain

As diseases of the central nervous system, such as Alzheimer’s disease, continue to impact the lives of Canadians, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Aspect Biosystems are working to develop new therapeutic models that could lead to improved […]

INTAMSYS presents new version of FUNMAT 3D printer

INTAMSYS, a Shanghai-based manufacturer of 3D printers, has unveiled the latest version of its FUNMAT 3D printer for high-performance functional materials, the Enhanced FUNMAT HT.Designed for industrial-grade polymers, i.e., PEEK, PEKK, ULTEM, and PPSU, the Enhanced FUNMAT HT 3D printer […]

Farsoon and Airbus partner for R&D of polymer AM solution for civil aircraft

Farsoon Technologies and Airbus (Beijing) Engineering Centre Co., LTD (ABEC) sign a collaboration contract establishing a joint research and development program for polymer additive manufacturing in civil aviation. This marks Airbus, a global industry – leader in the aerospace sector, […]

Igus expands 3D laser sintering printing capacity

New laser sintering printers expand the 3D printing capacity for the production of durable wear-resistant parts. The demand for customised special solutions is steadily increasing, especially for the motion plastics specialist igus. Increasingly more customers are turning to the fast […]

India’s largest Additive Manufacturing service bureau purchases metal systems from SLM

India’s leading 3D Printing Services Company, 3D Product Development (3DPD) has entered into an agreement with leading Additive Manufacturing Systems manufacturer, SLM Solutions of Germany, to purchase two of its state-of-the-art SLM®280 systems. In India, 3DPD has been a pioneer […]

BMW rolls out new S58 engine featuring 3D printed cylinder head core

German automotive manufacturer BMW is rolling out a new M straight-six engine, the BMW S58. The innovative engine, which will replace the S55 engine as the face of the M Division, integrates a number of exciting features including a 3D printed cylinder […]

UrbanAlps starts shipping of its metal 3D printed security key

UrbanAlps, a Swiss high-security company, has started shipping its metal 3D printed security key called the Stealth Key. Founded in 2014, by Felix Reinert and Alejandro Ojeda, a mechanical engineer, UrbanAlps specializes in 3D printed high-security metal keys and locks. Last […]

Aircraft Philipp Übersee buys new metal 3D printing system from GEFERTEC

German aerospace supplier Aircraft Philipp Übersee GmbH & CO. KG has expanded its additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities with the purchase of a new metal 3D printing system from GEFERTEC. The GEFERTEC arc605 is set to be installed at its Übersee premises in Bavaria […]

3D Printing in the Medical Technology Industry: An Economic Case

3D printing has left behind its days as an obscure, fledgling technology of dubious real-world value. In nearly all corners of the modern manufacturing environment, additive manufacturing (AM) is now recognized as a powerful manufacturing technology, particularly when it comes […]

Researchers from University of California 3D print spinal cord scaffolds

In a big step forward for medical 3D printing, researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Institute of Engineering in Medicine have 3D printed spinal cord scaffolds and successfully implanted them into the spines […]

US Air Force’s C-5 Super Galaxy plane receives 3D printed parts

The C-5 Program Office, Air Mobility Command, and the 436th Airlift Wing from Dover Air Force Base have completed installation of 3D printed parts on a C-5 Super Galaxy plane (tail number 70035). This latest hardware installation was completed with just several weeks of 3D […]

Additive Orthopaedics receives FDA clearance for 3D printed locking lattice plates

Additive Orthopaedics, a New Jersey-based producer of next-gen orthopaedic devices for the foot and ankle, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Patient Specific 3D Printed Locking Lattice Plates. The recently approved 3D printed device is designated for the alignment, […]

FELIXprinters launches two new large-format 3D printers for industrial applications

Dutch 3D printer manufacturer FELIXprinters has introduced two new large-format 3D printers for industrial applications: the FELIX Pro L and Pro XL. The announcement further reinforces the company’s commitment to meeting the FDM-related demands of the industrial 3D printing market. If you’ve […]

MWES introduces its ADDere division as a 3D printing firm

ADDere, an additive manufacturing division of Wisconsin-based manufacturing company Midwest Engineered Systems Inc. (MWES), is now offering its services as a 3D printing firm. ADDere will take on external printing projects, as well as continuing to develop and sell its metal 3D […]

Airbus to stop production of A380 aircraft featuring 3D printed parts

Airbus will stop production of its giant Airbus A380 models due to low demand for the huge and hugely expensive aircraft. This is not something directly related to 3D printing but it does affect the AM industry indirectly as Airbus is Europe’s largest […]

India Researchers Explore 3D Printing Heart Valves

The heart is central to keeping you alive, pumping blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout your body—and eliminating waste too. Disease of this central organ is also one of the leading causes of deaths in humans, with coronary heart disease most common. Hundreds […]

Igus GmbH advances the development of high-temperature filaments with self-built HT printer

“A good example of our Low Cost Automation concept,” says Tom Krause, igus GmbH, about his team’s newly designed and constructed high-temperature 3D printer. Low Cost Automation in our own factory: Following this idea, igus has built an HT-3D printer […]

PrinterPrezz signs customer agreement with medical device company SI-BONE

California-based medical manufacturing company PrinterPrezz has signed a customer agreement with medical device company SI-BONE, Inc. to develop services for advanced 3D printed orthopedic devices and implants. The companies will leverage PrinterPrezz’s expertise in metal 3D printing, nanotechnologies and surgery to come up […]

Desktop Metal launches new 316L stainless steel material for metal 3D printing system

With even Space X using it to build the body of its new Starship to Mars, Stainless steel is experiencing a revival. While advanced alloys can provide unique yet niche applications, stainless steels like 316L are extremely versatile and – […]

RIZE secures $15 million from four partners in series B funding

Boston headquartered 3D printer OEM manufacturer, RIZE Inc., announces the successful raising of $15 million in series B funding. The money was contributed by four new partners: Boston VC Innospark Ventures, Gururaj ‘Desh’ Deshpande’s private investment company Sparta Group LLC, tech investment specialist Converge and leading […]

Andretti Autosport Shifts into High Performance Additive Manufacturing with Stratasys

Enabling leaders across professional racing to gain a competitive edge with state-of-the-art 3D printing, Stratasys recently unveiled a new collaboration agreement with Andretti Autosport. A top performer in IndyCar, Indy Lights, Rallycross and Formula E, Andretti aims to leverage advanced FDM technology and […]

B9Creations Launches Engineering Resin Line with Rugged – Nylon 6

B9Creations, a professional provider of 3D printing solutions, launched its engineering resin line with Rugged – Nylon 6. Equivalent to injection-molded nylon, Rugged – Nylon 6 features low modulus, high elongation, and high impact strength making it ideal for snap-fit […]

Airbus installs Ultimaker 3D printers for use in European facilities

As a pioneer in the aerospace industry, the Airbus has used 3D Printing in creating parts for flight controllers, cabin parts, helicopter parts, along with combining robotics in other collaborations—of which there have been many in the past few years. Now, Airbus continues their ventures into 3D […]

BIOMODEX inaugurates new US corporate headquarters in Massachusetts

Paris-based medical technology company BIOMODEX has announced the opening of a new US corporate headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts. The new office will allow the French company to launch its expansion in the United States. The facility includes a 3D printing lab, where […]

NASA installs Tethers Unlimited’s Refabricator system on the International Space Station

The Refabricator system by the US-based aerospace company Tethers Unlimited Inc. (TUI) has been installed on the International Space Station (ISS). The integrated 3D printer and plastic recycler was launched into space in November last year. The CEO of TUI Rob Hoyt said that […]

Apium researchers examine Hydrophobic & Hydrophilic 3D Printed Surfaces

While the fascination with 3D printing and all its assorted magic—from software to hardware to a plethora of emerging materials—continues, plenty of criticism still abounds too. And from this springs also an outpouring of discussion and analysis regarding what the […]

Dassault Systèmes acquires elecworks from Trace Software International

Dassault Systèmes announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the elecworks electrical and automation design software product line from Trace Software International, a developer of software solutions and services dedicated to industrial engineering.  Through the deal, a team of 21 […]

Lamborghini partners with Carbon to use 3D printing for automotive production at scale

Lamborghini, an Italian brand and manufacturer of exclusive super sports cars  based in Sant’Agasta Bolognese, Italy, is the latest automotive company to adopt 3D printing technology for its production process. The company is working with Carbon to more efficiently produce […]

EMTEL uses 3DGence 3D printers for defibrillators parts

Electronic medical device manufacturer EMTEL has selected 3DGence 3D printers for its product prototyping and part supply. Applied to the development and part-fabrication of EMTEL defibrillators and patient monitors, 3D printing is used to replace some traditional aluminum parts, and reduce the products’ time to […]

Additive Industries Secures € 10M for International Expansion

Additive Industries, the Dutch manufacturer of industrial 3D metal printing systems, has secured a EUR 10 Million loan from BOM Brabant Ventures and existing shareholder Highlands to accelerate the growth towards a worldwide top 3 position. Since its inception in […]

Orchestrate Orthodontic Technologies receives US FDA clearance for 3D printing system

Orchestrate Orthodontic Technologies (O3D), a Californian dental digital solutions provider, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Orchestrate 3D Treatment Planning Software System, which includes 3D printing and clear aligner fabrication. “There is no question that 3D printing […]

Titomic licenses two new patents from Australian Government’s CSIRO

Australian advanced manufacturing company Titomic Limited recently announces it has executed an Exclusive License Agreement with CSIRO and an Acquisition Agreement with Future Titanium Technologies.  The Exclusive License Agreement with CSIRO grants Titomic exclusive global rights to two patents for […]

Additive Industries announces finalists of Additive World Design Challenge 2019

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, Additive Industries announced the finalists of Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2019. From a group of 121 contestants, both professionals and students, 3 finalists were selected per category. “The redesigns submitted from all […]

Orbex introduces world’s largest 3D printed rocket engine

UK space firm Orbex has unveiled its new rocket for the first time at the opening of its new headquarters and rocket design facility in Forres in the Scottish Highlands. The Prime rocket sports the world’s largest 3D-printed rocket engine and is also the […]

3D Systems introduces new versions of Geomagic and 3DXpert

Days before SOLIDWORKS World 2019, 3D Systems, has announced new versions of its CAD software solutions Geomagic and 3DXpert. Both software solutions are exclusive to Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS user community, enabling them to streamline 3D scan data workflows and part […]

KBL and voxeljet partner to develop 3D printed pelton runner

We all need to reach out for help sometimes, and that can yield amazing results. This goes for even the most streamlined and impressive companies around the world too, recognizing when it is in their best interest to call in […]

Naval Group and Centrale Nantes 3D print world’s first hollow propeller blade

Naval Group and Centrale Nantes have printed the first demonstrator of hollow propeller blades by metal additive manufacturing as part of the European H2020 project, RAMSSES. Funded by the European Commission, this collaborative program aims to reduce the environmental impact of ships. Centrale […]

Link3D unveils new Additive Material Recommendation System

New York PLM software developer Link3D has announced the launch of the Additive Material Recommendation System (AMRS). Integrated within the workflow of the company’s additive manufacturing execution system (AMES), AMRS allows engineers to filter available materials based on qualitative characteristics and technical properties. […]

Sigma Labs granted a US patent for its PrintRite3D metal AM quality assurance system

Sigma Labs, Inc., a provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D® brand, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Application No. 15/276,452, “Optical Manufacturing Process Sensing and Status Indication System.” […]

Airbus and Dassault Systèmes embark on strategic partnership to create the European aerospace industry of tomorrow

Airbus and Dassault Systèmes have signed a five-year Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to cooperate on the implementation of collaborative 3D design, engineering, manufacturing, simulation and intelligence applications. This will enable Airbus to take a major step forward in its digital […]

Fraunhofer ILT and Project partners aim to develop new high performance 3D printer

A new project is underway in Europe via Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) and their partners. Funded by both the European Union and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, ‘High Productivity and Detail in Additive Manufacturing through the Combination of UV […]

Thermwood and Bell develop 20 ft helicopter blade mold with 3D printing

Thermwood has produced what could very well be the largest 3D printed autoclave tool for a helicopter ever made. The project, realized through a partnership with aircraft manufacturer Bell, utilized Thermwood’s LSAM 60 mm melt core technology and reinforces AM’s applications […]

Total Kustom company introduces LAByrinth concrete 3D printer

In the realm of construction 3D printing, bigger always seems to be better, as companies scale up their concrete 3D printing systems to build houses on the spot. Andrey Rudenko, the inventor of the 3D Concrete House 3D printer, however, […]

Researchers from Seoul National University use FDM type 3D printer to develop fashion products

While 3D printing is certainly playing a noble role in numerous industries today—from the creation of medical devices that help babies survive to rocket engines nozzles built by NASA—most of us are fascinated by the strides made in fashion (a girl has gotta have a […]

CELLINK enters the microscopy sector with the launch of CELLCYTE X platform

CELLINK launches new product to bring fast and sharp live-cell imaging to every incubator. Live-cell imaging is a powerful tool for ensuring successful bioprinting, but most systems are large, costly and hard to use. “One of the most important components […]

Xerox completes acquisition of metal 3D printing startup Vader

Xerox is the company whose copying machines business was so successful that its brand became a synonym for the family of products it made and sold. Since the company was quite active in the 3D printing patent arena, many may […]

EOS announces acquisition of Vulcan Labs

EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, announces its acquisition of Vulcan Labs – expanding its bench of additive manufacturing (AM) experts in powder bed fusion technology. The new Vulcan […]

Adaptive3D secures Series A financing from DSM Venturing and Applied Ventures

Adaptive3D™, a premium additive manufacturing polymer resin supplier delivering tough, strain-tolerant and flexible materials, announced that it has secured Series A financing from a syndicate co-led by DSM Venturing and Applied Ventures, LLC. DSM Venturing is the strategic funding arm […]

Mixed Dimension announces a licensing deal with Ubisoft

Mixed Dimensions, the company develops solutions for 3D printing industry, has entered into a licensing deal with major game developer Ubisoft, in order to offer players the ability to bring their digital gaming creations into existence in the real world. Ubisoft is a major video game company […]

Connect 4.0 receives funding of £2 million for its Co-Fabrico platform

Connect 4.0, a Liverpool-based startup, has been granted a £2 million contract for its Co-Fabrico platform. Introduced one year ago, the platform is an online marketplace that enables the automotive industry to design vehicle parts using augmented reality and purchase […]

Arthur Mamou-Mani to showcase its 3D Printed Architectural Brick Installation at 2019 Salone del Mobile

“We want our designs to be magical, ethereal and trigger instant curiosity. To achieve this we use mathematics and physics through algorithmic and parametric design to maximise inexpensive materials.”– Mamou Mani Ltd Architects. Collection of Style, most commonly known as COS—and […]

Origin and Henkel join forces to focus on additive mass production

Origin, an open additive mass production platform that integrates modular hardware, extensible software, and new materials, announced recently that leading specialty materials company, Henkel, has joined Origin’s Open Material Network and is already actively developing materials for Origin’s open platform. […]

Copper3D receives funding from NASA for antimicrobial 3D printing on the ISS

NASA Nebraska Space Grant office provided funding to examine the development, validation, and mechanically characterization of antimicrobial 3D printed medical devices for astronauts. The objective is to test the antimicrobial properties of Copper3D’s PLACTIVE filament material on the International Space […]

Ackuretta introduces new desktop LCD 3D printer for dental and jewelry sectors

Ackuretta, a Taipei-based 3D printer manufacturer, has released the FreeShape 120, a desktop LCD 3D printer for the dental and jewelry industries. Dubbed as a “chair-side” 3D printer, the machine is aimed at professionals in the entry-level market, and joins […]

Techstars and Stanley Black & Decker remain laser-focused on finding game-changers in advanced manufacturing

Why industry leader, Stanley Black & Decker, & global investment firm, Techstars, are honing in on additive manufacturing and sustainable solutions in 2019: In 2018, Techstars and Stanley Black & Decker announced the launch of a multi-year program focused on finding the most disruptive […]

INTAMSYS receives a prestigious award for the FUNMAT PRO 410

INTAMSYS has announced that the FUNMAT PRO 410 was selected as one of the best PEEK 3D printers in 2019 by the renown French website, ANIWAA ! Among hundreds of other printers, the INTAMSYS FUNMAT PRO 410 stood out for its high performance materials printing […]

FiberForce introduces new Pantone Matching System line of coloured 3D printing filaments

An Italian supplier of 3D printing filaments, FiberForce, has announced the launch of a Pantone Matching System (PMS) based line of coloured polymer materials. The partnership with Pantone has seen the immediate introduction of a range of filaments in approved PMS colours. These filaments include ABS, […]

Researchers from Lithuania proves vegetable oil can be used for 3D printing

A team of researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and Vilnius University, Lithuania, have proved that a material based on cooking oil can be used for 3D printing. Known as AESO (acrylated epoxidized soybean oil) the material is undergoing testing for its […]

Carbon enters into partnership with Riddell to 3D print first-ever football helmet liner

Riddell and Carbon have partnered to bring customized, digital design innovation to head protection through Riddell’s new Diamond helmet platform. Powered by Carbon, the new platform features a 3D printed lattice liner that is digitally manufactured using Carbon’s proprietary Digital […]

Aether joins forces with UCL and Loughborough University to develop new nanoprinting technology for medical industry

Aether, a developer of AI-driven 3D bioprinting technology, is partnering with a team from the University College London (UCL) and Loughborough University to develop a new, more cost efficient nanoprinting technology for pharmaceutical and medical applications. The company says its […]

Huntington Ingalls to install 3D printed piping assembly on U.S. Navy aircraft carrier

Huntington Ingalls Industries, the largest military shipbuilding company in the U.S., has produced a 3D printed piping assembly for nuclear-powered warships. The additively manufactured metal component will be installed on U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), where it […]

World’s first fully 3D printed concept car is a tribute to David Bowie

Japanese designer Takumi Yamamoto has teamed up with MARIE 3D to produce the world’s first fully 3D printed, full-scale concept car as a tribute to David Bowie, who was an English singer, songwriter and actor. The DB Project car will be on […]

TRIDITIVE announces partnership with Elnik Systems

TRIDITIVE, a Spanish 3D printer manufacturer, has announced a strategic collaboration with Elnik Systems, a U.S. manufacturer of metal injection molding (MIM) equipment. This partnership will provide TRIDITIVE’s SCALADD consortium with MIM debinding furnaces and tools. Last year, the company established SCALADD, […]

CRP Technology 3D prints multiple parts for tiltrotor AW609 aircraft wind tunnel model

CRP Technology, an Italian additive manufacturing materials company, has 3D printed multiple parts for a wind tunnel model of the tiltrotor AW609 aircraft. Using SLS and CRP Technology’s Windform carbon-composite materials allowed the model to be completed and tested within four days. The full 1:8.5 […]

Matterport Unveils New Cloud Platform, Unlocking Ubiquitous Access to 3D Technology

Matterport, the world leader in 3D capture technology and data, has unveiled Matterport Cloud 3.0, a subscription-based platform that puts 3D capture in the hands of businesses and individuals worldwide. The company’s new cloud software platform enhances the power of […]

Volvo installs 3D printed Living Seawall tiles in Sydney Harbour to combat ocean plastic pollution

Volvo recently installed its 3D printed Living Seawall in the Sydney Harbour to promote marine biodiversity. Approximately half of Sydney’s coast has been converted to manmade seawall over the last 200 years due to increased urbanization, a process that has […]

3DVinci Creations becomes distributor of COBOD’s 3D printers in the UAE

COBOD International (formerly 3D Printhuset) has deployed one of its construction 3D printers, the BOD1, to Dubai. The 3D printer, which is already being put to use printing concrete structures, is the first gantry construction 3D printer in the Middle Eastern […]

Protolabs adds new high-performance 3D printing alloy, ‘Inconel 718’

Protolabs, the digital manufacturing source for custom prototypes and low-volume production parts, has announced the addition of Inconel 718 to its growing list of Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) materials. The addition further establishes the Telford-based company’s reputation within the […]

Nascar’s Brad Keselowski launches new additive manufacturing company

With years of experience harnessing the competitive advantages of advancements in engineering and manufacturing, NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski is launching a company on the cutting edge of a new technology, poised to start a new American industrial revolution. Keselowski unveiled […]

Dow and Dassault partner for ECCO’s QUANT-U footwear customization project

Dow, a global leader in silicone elastomer science, innovation and service, is a key presenter at ECCO Shoes’ Spring-Summer preview press events, on January 29 and 30 in Tokyo, Japan. Danish shoe designer ECCO, Dow and French software company Dassault […]

Ford uses largest 3D metal-printed part for Ken Block’s “Hoonitruck”

Gymkhana TEN star Ken Block’s love affair with Ford pick-ups runs deep. He learned to drive in one, did his first burn-out in one and made a 1977 Ford F-150 the star of his latest video. The “Hoonitruck” has the […]

3D printing enables surgeons to plan and practice surgical procedures

Until recently orthopaedic surgeons have had to rely on two dimensional imaging modalities, for example X-rays, computer tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to assess ailments such as tumours, fractures or deformities affecting their patients’ musculoskeletal system. With the […]

America Makes awards ASU and PADT with $800,000 to advance 3D printing post-processes

America Makes, has awarded $800,000 in matching funds to Arizona State University(ASU) for a Directed Project Opportunity to advance post-processing methods for additive manufacturing. This project includes Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT) an Arizona-based engineering and 3D printing service provider, high-pressure technology specialist Quintus […]

Printerprezz and Growshapes enter partnership agreement to accelerate 3D design and development of medical devices

PrinterPrezz Inc., a trailblazer in combining metal 3D printing, nanotechnologies and surgical expertise to design and manufacture next generation medical devices, announced an agreement with Growshapes LLC, a leading provider of advanced 3D scanners, to scale PrinterPrezz’s 3D imaging lab. […]

‘Shift Souls’: Iris van Herpen unveils ethereal 3D printed face jewelry

Known to be an innovating force in the fashion industry, Dutch designer Iris van Herpen has expanded her boundary pushing design into a new frontier with her recent Shift Souls collection. The series, which was unveiled on the runway in Paris last week, consists […]

Blue Origin starts construction of $200M Alabama rocket engine plant

Blue Origin, LLC, the private American aerospace company of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has started building a factory in Huntsville, Alabama for its 3D printing-inclusive rocket engines. Set to open in 2020, the new facility will cost $200 million to build […]

Nano Dimension expects a total revenue of $5M for its successful 2018 year

Israeli 3D printing company Nano Dimension Ltd. is flying high into the new year. The company, known for its electronics 3D printing technology, announced that it expects its total revenue for 2018 to be in the vicinity of $5.1 million, nearly six […]

URI STUDENTS 3D PRINT AT SEA WITH THE FORMLABS FORM 2

Four ocean engineering students from the University of Rhode Island (URI) have used a Form 2 SLA 3D printer to demonstrate the capabilities of 3D printing at sea. Aboard a research vessel operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), named the Okeanos Explorer, the team […]

3D printed robot recreates the gait of 290 million year old animal

Around 350 million years ago, the first amphibious animals made their way onto land, and then some 40 million years later, the first amniotes emerged. A fossil excavated from central Germany’s Bromacker quarry in 2000 is thought to be a […]

Mechanical engineers develop process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

The piezoelectric materials that inhabit everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards may be getting an upgrade thanks to work discussed in the journal Nature Materials released online Jan 21. Xiaoyu ‘Rayne’ Zheng, assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the College […]

Additec introduces new desktop-size metal AM system called ‘μPrinter’

Additec has introduced a new  desktop-size metal AM system called as μPrinter, advancing Directed Energy Deposition 3D printing. The new desktop machine capable of producing complex metallic components from both, wire and powder feedstock using Additec´s unique LMD-WP (Laser Metal Deposition-Wire […]

Cooksongold to introduce new precious metal parameters for EOS M 100 system

Cooksongold, part of the Heimerle + Meule Group, continues their additive manufacturing partnership with EOS for use of the technology in the jewelry and watch industry as well as for broader industry applications. At the Vicenzaoro show starting on January […]

Scientists from University of Leuven and VIB develop multi-color 3D imaging method for living organisms

Scientists from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), and VIB, a life sciences research institute based in Belgium, have developed a multi-color optical method for 3D imaging surfaces and structures. The research paper published in the BMC explains, “Current mesoscale 3D imaging techniques are limited to […]

Aspect Biosystems announces collaboration with Maastricht University’s MERLN

  Aspect Biosystems, a growing biotechnology company in the field of 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering, is entering into a collaboration with the Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine, aka MERLN, at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. This collaboration includes the placement of […]

Essentium raises $22 million for high speed 3D printing

Essentium, a 3-D printing firm, raised $22 million in a Series A round led by BASF Venture Capital, whose investment manager, Sven Thate, will join its board of directors.  Materialise and Genesis Park also invested, as did Essentium’s previous seed […]

The 3D Printing Association terminates operations for maturing additive manufacturing industry in Europe

In 2015, the 3D Printing Association (3DPA) relocated its office from London to The Hague with the view of creating an independent professional B2B platform for the additive manufacturing industries in Europe. In view of the rapidly changing landscape of […]

GVSU AWARDED $500 THOUSAND TO STUDY CARBON 3D PRINTING IN HEALTHCARE

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and the Applied Medical Device Institute (aMDI) in Michigan have been awarded half a million dollars for a two-and-a-half year medical 3D printing study. Awarded by the Grand Rapids SmartZone, the fund will be used to determine whether Carbon DLS technology […]

Children Design Playground Equipment to Test 3D Printing and Virtual Reality Software

In a thesis entitled “Designing Playground Equipment with VR and 3D Printing,” author Christian Knaapen argues that virtual reality is necessary in designing objects in 3D. In CAD programs, he says, there is a disconnect between the 3D object on […]

Laser Focus: Machine Learning Will Give 3D Printers Eyes

Just a few years ago, it would take GE engineers more than 800 parts to build a third of a new turboprop engine. Today they need about a dozen. That’s the power of 3D printing. GE designers were able to […]

The CreativeBot Duo has arrived!

Creative 3D Technologies are proud to announce the debut of its first 3D printer model, the CreativeBot Duo featuring the best cost-to-volume & feature ratio of any other 3D printer to date! The Duo was first conceived about two years […]

The Barnes Group Advisors and Tiziri Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Enter License Agreement

As a result of the agreement with The Barnes Group Advisors, Tiziri Advanced Manufacturing Technologies has license to Activate AM training materials for customers in Africa and the Middle East. The Barnes Group Advisors (TBGA), a leading global Additive Manufacturing […]

Dentsply Sirona and Carbon Announce Strategic Collaboration to Revolutionize Digital Denture Materials

DENTSPLY SIRONA, THE LARGEST MANUFACTURER OF PROFESSIONAL DENTAL PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES, AND CARBON, A LEADING SILICON VALLEY-BASED DIGITAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, RECENTLY ANNOUNCED A STRATEGIC COLLABORATION TO DELIVER GROUNDBREAKING DENTURE MATERIALS FOR CARBON DIGITAL 3D PRINTING PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS. The past few […]

KDT Leads $160M Investment in Desktop Metal to Drive the Adoption of the Company’s Metal 3D Printers for Mass Production and the World’s First Office-friendly Metal 3D Printing System.

Desktop Metal recently announced the closing of a $160 million funding round, led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), to advance the global commercialization of its metal 3D printing technology. Combined funding since its 2015 inception, now at $438 million, marks the largest total […]

Renishaw expands European reach of AM Solutions Centres

To accelerate the adoption of laser powder bed fusion for series production applications, engineering company Renishaw has expanded its global network of additive manufacturing (AM) Solutions Centres. New facilities in Barcelona, Spain and Torino, Italy are now operational to allow […]

University Hospital Basel adopts axial3D medical 3D printing platform

axial3D, a UK-based medical 3D printing company is partnering with the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland to deliver advanced 3D printing solutions for improved patient care. Through the collaboration, the Swiss hospital will integrate axial3D’s cloud-based platform, axial3Dassure, into its […]

NexGen 3D Printers introduces new COLIDO Metal 3D Printer

India-based 3D solutions provider NexGen 3D Printers announced the launch of their revolutionary  new COLIDO METAL 3D PRINTER which using AMSS METAL PRINTING TECHNOLOGY – a new patented invention from PRINT RITE that can reduce the cost of METAL Printing […]

Sigma Labs receives Test and Evaluation Program contract from undisclosed global additive manufacturing firm

Sigma Labs, Inc., a provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D® brand, has been awarded a Test and Evaluation Program contract with a leading global materials and service provider in additive manufacturing (AM). The program is designed to demonstrate the […]

FATHOM develops Modular Logistics Vehicle with 3D printing for U.S. Marine

FATHOM, a Californian design studio, has used additive manufacturing to create a Modular Logistics Vehicle (MLV) for the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Frustrated by the unresponsiveness of traditional supply chains, Marines from the 29 Palms base generated the concept of converting standard utility […]

U.S. Air Force installs first 3D printed metal part on F-22 fighter aircraft

The U.S. Air Force has revealed that it installed a titanium 3D printed component on an operational F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft this past December. The 3D printed part, a secondary bracket component, enabled Air Force technicians speed up the replacement […]

GEFERTEC AND LINDE GROUP PARTNER TO INVESTIGATE PROCESS GAS AND OXYGEN FOR METAL 3D PRINTING

GEFERTEC, the German developer and provider of 3DMP metal 3D printers and technology, has partnered with Linde Group, a Munich-based chemical company, to investigate process gas and oxygen within metal additive manufacturing. Gases significantly influence the material properties of an additively manufactured part. Within […]

EVONIK ACQUIRES US-BASED STARTUP STRUCTURED POLYMERS

Evonik has acquired Structured Polymers Inc., a US-based technology startup for 3D printing materials headquartered in Austin, Texas. A corresponding agreement and plan of merger was executed and the transaction has been closed recently. The acquisition will provide Evonik access […]

Joseph Spine surgeons implant world’s first 3D printed Aries L Titanium Spinal Implant

On 8 January 2019, Dr. Samuel Joseph, Jr., assisted by Dr. Andrew Moulton of Joseph Spine became the first medical equip in the world to use Osseus Fusion Systems‘ revolutionary 3D Printed Aries Titanium Spinal Implant. The device was cleared by FDA just last August. […]

Researchers from University of Pennsylvania 3D prints smart objects with ’embodied logic’

Even without a brain or a nervous system, the Venus flytrap appears to make sophisticated decisions about when to snap shut on potential prey, as well as to open when it has accidentally caught something it can’t eat. Researchers at […]

Prodways Group introduces first DLP 3D printer from Solidscape

Prodways Group, a French 3D printer producer and service provider, has announced a new Digital Light Processing (DLP) 3D printer through its company Solidscape. Based in New Hampshire, Solidscape designs and manufactures 3D printers and materials for rapid prototyping and creating […]

EvoBus implements additive manufacturing to develop spare parts

German bus manufacturer EvoBus GmbH is working with the expertise of Additive Minds, the consulting division of EOS, to implement additive manufacturing into their Customer Services & Parts (CSP) business unit. EvoBus GmbH, a subsidiary of the Daimler Group, is […]

Aerospace startup Relativity Space announces new launch site at spaceport in Cape Canaveral

Aerospace startup Relativity Space will soon have its very own launch site at the America’s busiest spaceport in Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its future 3D-printed vehicles. Los Angeles-based startup shares SpaceX’s ambitious plans of turning humans into a multiplanetary species. […]

A team from IIT Delhi helps blind students to ‘see’ diagrams

We all believe in education for all, but even today, visually impaired students are not getting the education they really deserve. There are subjects like learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and biology, which are based on diagrams, drawings or […]

CCE is creating functional prototypes of in-house designed product Quidli with 3D printing

CCE, a leading provider of mechanical & electro-mechanical design and related engineering services, has adopted 3D printing to create fully-functional prototypes of their new in-house designed product Quidli. After crossing several challenging milestones during the design phase of this new […]

Carbon exhibits selection of 3D printed parts at 2019 NAIAS in Detroit

Carbon, a leading Silicon Valley-based digital manufacturing company, has introduced a selection of production parts it has digitally manufactured for Ford Motor Company using its additive manufacturing technology. The partners showcased the parts at the Additive Manufacturing for Automotive Workshop at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in […]

GE’s AP&C announces expansion of Saint-Eustache site

AP&C, a GE Additive company, has purchased a new plot at the Innoparc Albatros, Saint-Eustache, Montreal, Canada, where it has been based since 2016, to support its future growth plans. The newly purchased plot spans nearly 40,000 square meters. Within Saint-Eustache, […]

Betatype simplifies manufacturing process of 3D printed orthopaedic implants

Founded in 2012, London-based Betatype works to increase the productivity and efficiency of metal 3D printing, so that it can be used as a viable production technology. The company has worked with the aviation, automotive, and consumer products industries, and is now moving on to the […]

UCSD and IEM researchers 3D print a spinal cord implant

Researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM) have successfully 3D printed a two-millimeter spinal cord implant to repair spinal cord injuries in rats. In a recent issue of Nature Medicine, the researchers explained in […]

A consortium of European firms open first House 3D Printing Factory in Netherlands

The jockeying for position in the 3D printed building world intensifies. A consortium of European companies has started the first house 3D printing factory, in Eindhoven. From a few isolated startups such as Enrico Dini‘s D-Shape and Behrokh Khoshnevis‘ Contour Crafting a few years ago the market has […]

China National Space Administration announces plan to build 3D printed houses on the moon

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has announced plans to be the first country to establish a base on the moon, and it will be built using 3D printing technology. CNSA officials made the declaration yesterday in Beijing during a press conference […]

Exone introduces new X1 25pro mid-scale additive manufacturing platform

The X1 25PRO™ is the latest metal binder jetting additive manufacturing system from Pennsylvania-headquartered industrial 3D printing systems and services provider ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE).

3D Printing And Smart Fabrics

Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafe discuss innovations in smart fabrics that might be impacted by 3D printing.
Recent developments in the technology, textile, and apparel industries have enabled previously unimaginable interactions with fabric-based products, which include data collection and communication through embedded sensors and conductive yarns.

New Polypropylene Powder with Superior Processing and Part Characteristics for Laser Sintering Process

AM Polymer Research GmbH presents its third series material, a polypropylene powder from the ROLASERIT® family. The developed ROLASERIT® PP01OF1 thus makes this important standard plastic available for laser sintering. The material has very good processing properties.

University of Michigan Takes on Clip 3d Printing With “single Exposure” Fabrication

Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a high speed 3D printing technology that can be scaled to achieve the production of large objects.

Fraunhofer Wki Classifies 3d Printer Emissions in New Safety Report

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research (WKI) have compiled a detailed report on particle emissions from FFF desktop 3D printers. In the paper Characterization of particulate and gaseous pollutants emitted during operation of a desktop 3D printer, four aspects were studied: particle size, emission rates, the chemical composition of particles, and volatility of particles.

Patent Filed for Metal 3d Printing Without Layers

The patent for a metal 3D printing method reportedly capable of producing entire objects in a single step has been published online by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Felixprinters introduces latest Pro 3 desktop 3D printer

FELIXprinters, a Netherlands-based desktop 3D printer manufacturer, has released its latest additive manufacturing system, the Pro 3, designed to maximize productivity and efficiency.

UC BERKELEY TEAMS WITH CARBON TO 3D PRINT SPONGE FOR EXCESS CHEMOTHERAPY MEDICATION

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, CLIP 3D printer manufacturer Carbon, and UC San Francisco, have teamed up to leverage 3D printing in an experiment to minimize the side effects of chemotherapy. A so-called “drug sponge,” the ChemoFilter is designed to soak up any […]

LimaCorporate announces plan to open 3D printing facility at NYC hospital

Italian medical device manufacturer LimaCorporate is set to open an on-site 3D printing facility at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in Manhattan, US for custom implants. LimaCorporate is partnering with New York City’s HSS hospital with an aim to improve the availability […]

Novel method can 3D print objects 100 times faster

Scientists have developed a 3D printing method that is up to 100 times faster than existing processes. The approach lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer. 3D printing could change […]

Advancement of 3D printing technology in the medical industry

At a rapidly growing rate, the medical industry continues to recognise the added value of additive manufacturing (AM or 3D Printing) for a vast range of medical applications. AM is now used in the development of new surgical cutting and […]

What’s Up With Photocentric?

We recently spoke with Photocentric about their upcoming new resin-based 3D printers.
The UK-based company is most well known as one of the very few base manufacturers of photopolymer resin worldwide. Their materials products are used by many companies who frequently paste their own brand on Photocentric’s white label items.

Mark One’s Unusual Carbon Fiber Approach

Mark One has an interesting method of producing pure carbon fiber objects.
The Italian company, which started in 2015, markets a series of professional 3D printers that are able to tackle a wide variety of engineering materials, including PLA, Flexible, ABS, ASA, PC, Nylon, Conductive, Wood and soluble.

Study Examines Silver Nanoparticles as an Anti-Microbial Addition to 3D Printing Filaments for the Food Industry

In a thesis entitled “A Study of 3D Printed Silver-Polymer Composite Structures,” University of New Orleans student Cynthiya Shrestha discusses a material that has been seldom studied in 3D printing: polymers with silver nanoparticles incorporated in them.

nScrypt Delivers 1 Meter Factory in a Tool to the US Army

Precision Micro-Dispensing and 3D printing manufacturer, nScrypt, based in Orlando, FL, whose bioprinter will travel to the International Space Station in 2019, has delivered a 3Dn-1000 multi-material Factory in a Tool (FiT) platform to the US Army’s Redstone Arsenal. According to nScrypt’s CEO, Ken Church,

Open Bionics Raises $5.9 Million to Make Affordable 3D Printed Bionic Limbs

Open Bionics, a company focused on creating affordable, 3D printed, bioninc limbs for amputees, has closed a Series A funding round. Led by Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund, the company has successfully raised $5.9 million from Ananda Impact Ventures and early stage VC Downing Ventures.

Viba Redesigns the Honda Monkey as Jane With the Help of 3d Printing

VIBA, a French manufacturer of limited edition bikes, has redesigned a classic motorbike using 3D printed parts. The project was completed in collaboration with German metal 3D printing specialists, SLM solutions and Rolf Lenk.

Fillamentum Launches ASA 3D Printer Filament Made for More Than Just the Outdoors

Popular 3D printer materials brand Fillamentum has launched three new shades of its ASA Extrafill filament for FFF/FDM. Noticing a rise in users switching from ABS to the higher resistance thermoplastic, the company states, “ASA is getting really popular among designers, and that happens for its properties. ASA is optimal for outside usage but its great also for prototyping.”

XYZPrinting showcases new colour 3D printer and materials at CES 2019

With CES 2019 kicked off on 8 January 2019, we’re expecting a ton of news and product launches in the consumer electronics sector, some of which will inevitably overlap with the additive manufacturing industry. In fact, we’ve already gotten wind […]

Dr. Scholl’s Partners with Wiivv for 3D Printed Custom Insoles

Most people are familiar with Dr. Scholl’s as the go-to brand for insoles. The company has become something of a household name – just as you might ask for a Kleenex regardless of the brand of tissue that’s actually available, you might say “I need some Dr. Scholl’s,” if you’ve been spending a lot of time walking in uncomfortable shoes.

Sunconomy to Develop 3D Printed Concrete Homes in Texas

Sunconomy, a U.S. construction company, has received permits to build its first 3D printed geopolymer additively manufactured house in Lago Vista, Texas.

Velo3d and Praxair Partner to Develop Metal Additive Manufacturing Powders

California-based metal additive manufacturing technology company Velo3D has partnered with Connecticut’s Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc. (PST), a producer of specialty alloy-based powders, to develop and qualify process parameters for its materials.

Nanyang Technological University reviews use of carbon nanotubes in 3D printing

Researchers from the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Nanyang Technological University have published a review summarising research on carbon nanotubes (CNT) and their use in 3D printing.

Formlabs Launch Resins for Rapid Prototyping and Dental Prosthetics at Ces

Formlabs, a Boston-based manufacturer of SLA 3D printers, has introduced two new resin materials at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas, which commenced today.

Pyrogenesis Signs Exclusive Additive Manufacturing Powder Production Deal With Aubert & Duval

Canadian plasma specialist PyroGenesis and French metal processing specialist Albert & Duval have agreed on terms to establish the production of powdered titanium 3D printer feedstock.

RIZE, PSMI AND AZOTH INCREASE PLANT PRODUCTIVITY WITH ADDITIVE INDIRECT SUPPLIES CRIB

Production Services Management, Inc. (PSMI), a manufacturing optimization specialist headquartered in Michigan, and its subsidiary, Azoth, are optimizing the supply chain with additive manufacturing. Partnering with RIZE Inc., the manufacturer of the RIZE One Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) 3D printer, PSMI and Azoth are […]

KIZAD launches Polymers Park to capitalise on USD 500 million polymers and plastics export market

KIZAD, one of the fastest growing industrial zones in the Middle East and part of Abu Dhabi Ports, has launched KIZAD Polymers Park, which will form an integral part of the polymers conversion ecosystem in the Emirate. The Park aims […]

A New 3D Printer Startup: 3DConstructions

We ran into a brand new 3D printer startup: 3DConstructions. This is a freshly new company, started only last August by a couple of young German mechanical engineers who recently graduated. Like many such startups, the group began by making their own 3D printer to address their particular needs for printing 3D objects in ways that weren’t being addressed by industry.

Autodesk Works with HP and GE Additive to Develop End to End Design-to-Print Workflows

Autodesk has developed a new generative design software that works directly with HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers. The design-to-print workflow for additive manufacturing was designed specifically for HP’s 3D printers, with the goal of streamlining the conversion of digital design to physical part.

Massive Dimension Releases Pellet Extruder for Large-format 3d Printing

A Vermont-based large-format 3D printer and pellet technology specialist, Massive Dimension, has launched a pellet extruder for large-format 3D printing.

Mercedes-Benz is continuously 3D printing replacement parts for its class vehicles

German global automobile marque, Mercedes-Benz is continuously producing replacement parts by using additive manufacturing, expanding its portfolio of genuine spare parts for its classic vehicles. From the inside mirror base for a 300 SL Coupé (W 198 model series), to […]

BMW customized its new M850i Night Sky edition with actual meteors and 3D printed parts

Meet the new M850i Night Sky edition, which is the best version of the new 8 Series Coupe of BMW, a German manufacturer of motorcycles and automobiles. Manufactured at the automaker’s arm, BMW Individual customization facility in Garching, the new bespoke […]

Robotics Simulations Programs from 3D Systems Boost Surgical Residency Training at Barcelona’s Fundacio Puigvert

Medical professionals, patients, and families around the world continue to benefit as technology such as 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality and simulation pick up steam in real life applications. 3D Systems, based in Rock Hill, SC, is a pioneer in […]

Korean Researchers created a biomimetic airway-on-a-chip with 3D printing

Korean researchers from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) and Seoul National University (SNU) have used 3D bioprinting to create a biomimetic airway-on-a-chip. This device, equipped with a naturally-derived blood vessel network, emulates biochemical responses and is used to study respiratory diseases. In the research […]

Researchers at Clemson University 3D prints a ceramic electrolyzer

Cars that go more than 1,000 miles on a single fill-up and smartphones that can run for days without recharging are among the possibilities that could come out of a new Clemson University research project that brings together 3D printing […]

Omni3D’s Improved Industrial 3D Printer

Omni3D’s new Factory 2.0 industrial 3D printer has some powerful features. The Polish company has been manufacturing an industrial-quality 3D printer for several years now, which we believe they’re using to target Stratasys Fortus customers. The Factory 2.0 machine includes many of the features found in the Fortus equipment, but may have lower operational costs.

Spanish researchers 3D bioprint functional muscle tissues for soft robotics

An array of biological and implantable parts have been 3D printed in recent years, including a rib, thyroid, skull, meniscus, and more. It’s as if we’re collectively participating in a multi-year, global version of Frankenstein. Now, the Smart Nano-Bio-Devices team at the Institute for […]

NEUTROGENA TO LAUNCH PERSONALISED 3D PRINTED FACE MASKS

Neutrogena, the American skincare brand of the multinational healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson, has introduced its customizable 3D printed face mask.

NASA JPL EXPRESSES INTEREST IN UK-MADE THREAD HYBRID 3D PRINTING PROCESS

Credit: 3dprintingindustry Engineers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) are set to contribute to the development of a hybrid 3D printing technology from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Sheffield, UK. Known as THREAD, this method is capable of adding fibrous electrical, optical […]

From Human Cartilage to Rodent Thyroids: Russian Cosmonaut Is First to Bioprint in Space

Credit: 3dprint.com Bioprinting in space has been a concept we’ve heard about recently, but as is often the case with 3D printing technology, there was only a very short build-up before it actually happened! But why, you may ask yourself, […]

BP IDENTIFIES ‘TRANSFORMATIONAL’ POTENTIAL OF 3D PRINTING IN OIL & GAS

Credit: www.3dprintingindustry.com British multinational oil and gas company BP has confirmed it is using 3D printing to manufacture components for its petrochemicals business. The company previously began integrating additive manufacturing to produce parts within its chemicals division, including agitators used inside catalytic […]

SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS RECEIVES FIRST NORSK TITANIUM 3D PRINTED PART

American aerostructure manufacturer Spirit AeroSystems has confirmed the receipt of its first 3D printed structural component. The first product of an existing partnership between the company and Norwegian-American Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) developer Norsk Titanium, the part has been installed in the forward fuselage of a Boeing 787.

IBM FILES PATENT FOR HOLOGRAM 3D PRINTER

American multinational IT company International Business Machines Corp, better know as IBM, has filed a patent relating to “3D printing on the surface of an acoustic hologram.” First submitted in June 2017, the document has now been published online for public knowledge.

ADVANCED BIOCARBON 3D DEVELOPS ENGINEERING GRADE WOOD-BASED 3D PRINTER FILAMENT

A Canadian bioplastic company, Advanced BioCarbon 3D (ABC3D), has developed wood-based bioplastic materials for use in 3D printing.

PRODWAYS ACQUIRES SURDIFUSE-L’EMBOUT FRANÇAIS TO LEAD 3D PRINTED HEARING AID PRODUCTION

Prodways Group, a French 3D printer producer and service provider, has announced the acquisition of hearing aid manufacturers Surdifuse and L’Embout Français.

UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA AND SINTEF DEVELOP 6-AXIS METAL 3D PRINTER

Researchers from Portugal’s Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC) and the Norwegian independent research organization SINTEF have developed a large-scale robotic metal 3D printing system with 6 axes of movement.

MIT PRESENTS THE G3DP2 PLATFORM – A FIRST FOR ARCHITECTURAL SCALE 3D PRINTED GLASS

In 2017, Milan Design Week hosted a set of 3 meter tall glass columns made using 3D printing. The product of the latest fabrication experiment of the Mediated Matter Group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) these relatively large structures demonstrated the architectural potential of an ancient material combined with cutting edge technology.

Indian Startup Wants You to Stop Buying Expensive Running Shoes

Credit: www.gadgets.ndtv.com Running is one of the most economical sporting activities in the world, in that it requires nothing but your body and the desire to run. Barefoot running, however, is not for everyone. So the first thing most runners […]

Researchers test PEEK and Aluminium 3D Printed Parts for use in Ultra High Vacuum Environments

Due to the material porosity and additives used in the manufacturing techniques, application of 3D printing technology in a vacuum environment has been restricted to a certain limit. A group of researchers working at the Diamond Light Source examines PEEK […]

Russian Firm Additive Solutions Offers Precision Metal 3D Printers and Variety of Services

Credit: www.3dprint.com We hear quite a lot about 3D printing research coming out of Russia, but less about Russian 3D printing companies. It’s always interesting to learn about new companies in locations that haven’t been hotbeds of 3D printing so […]

Saudi Arabia 3D prints a house in two days

Credit: www.3ders.org The first 3D printed house in Saudi Arabia took only two days to complete. 3D printed houses have been popping up all around the world throughout 2018 and the Saudi Kingdom did not want to be left without its own, especially […]

3D Printing: From Spaceship Engines To Personalized Orthotics

Credit: www.forbesafrica.com 3D printing is going mainstream, and is the future of mass production, manufacturing anything from plastic to human organs to aircraft and spaceships. We often look at digitization through the lens of how it will transform industries, economies […]

Researchers Delve Further Into 3D Printing Mechanical Metamaterials

Credit: 3dprint.com Researchers from the Netherlands and Italy have recently published their findings on complex 3D printing research in Multi-material 3D printed mechanical metamaterials: Rational design of elastic properties through spatial distribution of hard and soft phases, authored by M.J. Mirzaali, A. […]

ORNL presents renewable, lignin-based composite for 3D printing

Credit: www.3dprintingmedia.network Scientists from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a renewable 3D printing material that utilizes lignin, a type of organic polymer that is abundantly available as a biorefinery byproduct. In nature, lignin is present in plants and algae and […]

Columbia University Researchers Invent Way to Simultaneously 3D Print and Cook Food

Credit: 3dprint.com 3D printed food has been around for a while, but compared to other areas of 3D printing, it’s still relatively undeveloped. For the most part, 3D printed food consists of already-mixed ingredients being extruded into fun shapes. Chocolate is […]

Finnish 3D printed Leaf Bridge shows potential of natural composite materials

Credit: www.3dprintingmedia.network The 3D printed Leaf Bridge project was initiated at the end of 2017 when 3DStep, a 3D printing company from Ylöjärvi, Finland contacted UPM application manager Eve Saarikoski, the developer of the Formi 3D printable material. The bridge, made of a wood biocomposite […]

Anatomiz3D and Incredible AM enter into Strategic tie-up

Anatomiz3D Medtech Private Limited and Incredible AM Pvt Ltd are working in tandem to develop multiple speciality solutions for personalised healthcare industry since almost 2 years. Having found synergies with Anatomiz3D in the healthcare sector, Incredible AM Pvt Ltd invested […]

GE Global Research awarded $2.6M to develop open source, multi-laser AM platform

Credit: www.3dprintingmedia.network America Makes has announced GE Global Research as the awardee of a Directed Project Opportunity for the acceleration of large scale additive manufacturing (ALSAM). GE Global Research, along with its partners at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn […]

ENVISIONTEC UNVEILS ENVISION ONE – A CONTINUOUS DIGITAL LIGHT MANUFACTURING 3D PRINTER

Credit: 3dprintingindustry.com EnvisionTEC, a global 3D printer and materials manufacturer, has announced the release of its latest line of Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing (cDLM) systems, named the Envision One cDLM. With a focus on fast, accurate, and larger-scale additive manufacturing […]

Inside the Volkswagen 3D printing center at the Autostadt

Credit: www.3dprintingmedia.network Automotive giant Volkswagen – like other German automotive brands – is rapidly becoming a large adopter of 3D printing – and especially metal 3D printing – technologies not just for prototypes and tools but also for direct production of […]

RENISHAW EXTENDS PARAMATTERS PARTNERSHIP, SEEKS “CLICK TO PRINT” FUNCTIONALITY FOR METAL ADDITIVE

Credit: 3dprintingindustry.com British metal additive manufacturing specialist Renishaw has extended its partnership with topology optimization software company ParaMatters. Through the collaboration, the two parties continue to pursue opportunities to make 3D printing easier for manufacturers. This includes the ongoing optimization of ParaMatters CogniCAD software. […]

Voxeljet targets construction industry with 3D printed formworks

Credit: www.3dprintingmedia.network After years of R&D, German industrial binder jetting 3D printer manufacturer voxeljet has perfected 3D printing for complex formworks and now sees the construction industry as a key growth area for its binder jetting technology in the future. The large […]

LLNL: Magnetically Responsive Metamaterials Instantly Stiffen 3D Printed Structures

Credit: www.3dprint.com Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) frequently does impressive work with 3D printing materials, including metamaterials. Now the lab has introduced a new class of metamaterial that can almost instantly respond and stiffen 3D printed structures when exposed to a […]

U.S. SAILORS USE 3D PRINTING TO REPAIR BROADBAND SYSTEMS ONBOARD JOHN C. STENNIS AIRCRAFT

Credit: 3dprintingindustry.com U.S. sailors have used 3D printing to repair a rotary joint on the aircraft carrier, the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The rotary joint lies within the commercial broadband system program (CBSP) on the aircraft, which is essential for […]

PENN STATE RESEARCHERS 3D PRINT POROUS TISSUES FOR BONE AND CARTILAGE IMPLANTS

Credit: www.3dprintingindustry.com Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have created a novel 3D printing method to create tissue building blocks with micropores. According to the Penn State team, micropores in artificial tissues forming bone and cartilage allow nutrient and oxygen diffusion into the […]

Two Dutch Students Create 3D-Printed Snacks From Food Waste

Credit: www.forbes.com According to the FAO, every year, roughly one-third of all the food produced for human consumption gets lost or wasted. That’s about 1.3 billion tonnes. Unsurprisingly, fruits and vegetables have the highest wastage rates of any food. But […]

Combining Chopped Carbon Fiber with ABS Has Surprising Effect on 3D Printed Parts

Credit: www.3dprint.com In a paper entitled “Determining the Effect of Yield Strength of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene through the inclusion of Chopped Carbon Fibre,” author Owen M. Cannings of the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy discusses potentially […]

Researchers 3D Print a New Variety of Zinc Ion Battery Shapes for Wearable Devices

Credit: www.3dprint.com With the development of flexible wearable devices comes the need for new battery shapes, as most batteries are currently limited to spherical or rectangular shapes. These shapes do not use space as efficiently as other shapes could, so […]

Mini 3D printed replica of ancient Tiwanaku structure sheds lights onto historic site

Credit: www.3dprintingmedia.network Tiwanaku, an archaeological site found in Western Bolivia dating back to around 500 AD, is the latest historical site to get the 3D printing treatment. Researchers from UC Berkeley have 3D printed miniature models of the Pre-Columbian site to […]

To guide cancer therapy, device quickly tests drugs on tumor tissue

MIT and Draper researchers have 3-D printed a novel microfluidic device that simulates cancer treatments on biopsied tumor tissue, so clinicians can better examine how individual patients will respond to different therapeutics — before administering a single dose. Testing cancer treatments […]

Nano Dimension expands EMEA presence in Benelux and Israel

Credit: www.3dprintingmedianetwork.com Nano Dimension, a leading provider of electronics 3D printers (and the only provider of material jetting-based electronic 3D printers), signed two more resellers within the EMEA region to market Nano Dimension’s DragonFly Pro additive manufacturing platform for printed […]

University of Cambridge’s researchers develop 3D-printed robotic hand

Scientists have developed a 3D-printed robotic hand which can play simple musical phrases on the piano by just moving its wrist. And while the robot is no virtuoso, it demonstrates just how challenging it is to replicate all the abilities […]

AM Process Simulation Software from Siemens to improve 3D printing accuracy

Siemens announced recently an AM Process Simulation Software to improve 3D printing accuracy. The product is fully integrated into Siemens’ end-to-end Additive Manufacturing solution, which assists manufacturers in designing and printing useful parts at scale. Building on Siemens’ comprehensive digital innovation […]

Bugatti’s 3D-printed brake caliper tested to hypercar extremes

Credit: www.motorauthority.com Bugatti in January revealed the largest 3D-printed component composed out of titanium: a brake caliper designed for the Chiron hypercar. Throughout 2018, the firm has continued to test the brake caliper before it enters production, and we received our first look […]

First Metso valves with 3D printed parts shipped to a customer

Metso has delivered the first valves with 3D printed parts from its Helsinki plant. The valves include 3D printed metal components that allow the valves to perform in a particularly demanding application where they need to withstand numerous fast open-close […]

SKUBOT TO LAUNCH 3D SCANNING POWERED AUTOMATED PART FINDER

Credit: 3dprintingindustry.com Skubot, a 3D scanner manufacturer based in South Carolina, is to unveil two new 3D scanning and part identification systems at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, held in Las Vegas between 8-12 January. Co-developed by HP, the new products […]

GANIT GOLDSTEIN DESIGNS A 3D PRINTED SHOE WITH THE HELP OF STRATASYS

Credit: www.3dprintingindustry.com Ganit Goldstein, an Israeli fashion designer, has combined 3D printing and the ancient art of weaving to make a shoe using a Stratasys 3D printer. Goldstein said, “Stratasys’ advanced 3D printing technology has opened up endless possibilities for my designs, […]

Stratasys collaborates with NTTF to launch India’s first additive manufacturing certification course

Stratasys India, a subsidiary of Stratasys, has announced a collaboration with NTTF (Nettur Technical Training Foundation) to launch India’s first additive manufacturing certification course, a training program to help students to learn new technologies in 3D printing. The collaboration deal was […]

3D PRINTED RIB IMPLANT SAVES A LIFE AT TOKUDA HOSPITAL, BULGARIA

Credit: www.3dprintingindustry.com Surgeons at the Tokuda Hospital, Sofia, replaced a tumourous rib with a 3D printed implant to save the life of a patient. The rib bone was printed using a 3DGenceprinter. Filip Turzyński, 3DGence’s Quality Development Manager, said, “Our 3D printers ensure […]

China’s first 3D printing bridge completed by Shanghai Construction Machinery Group will be put into use

Shanghai Construction Machinery Group has recently completed the China’s first 3D printed resin landscape bridge that will be put into use. After installation, the public can go to Taopu Zhichuang City Central Park, stand on the bridge and touch the […]

Researchers 3D Print “Digital Wood” with Complex Internal Textures Using Polyjet

Credit: www.3dprint.com In a paper entitled “Digital Wood: 3D Internal Color Texture Mapping,” a group of Columbia University researchers discusses how they used a voxel printing technique to replicate both the surface and external color textures of organic materials such as wood. […]

MIT researchers invent new technique to shrink 3D printed object to nanoscale

The researchers at MIT have created a new technique to shrink 3D printed structures down to the nanoscale. This new technique is called as implosion fabrication. The researcher can also pattern the objects with a variety of useful materials such […]

Optomec Acquires Huffman, Leader in Metal Additive Manufacturing for Repair

Optomec, a global leader in production-grade additive manufacturing solutions today announced that it has acquired Huffman, the established leader in supplying 3D metal printing systems for additive repair of gas turbine components in the energy and aviation markets. Huffman’s equipment […]

VSHAPER’s Unusual Medical 3D Printer

VSHAPER has developed a new version of their 500 model specifically for medical 3D prints.

Silverside Detectors Working With Onshape to Make Nuclear Radiation Sensors

Silverside Detectors, a Massachusetts-based company specializing in nuclear security, is using tools from Onshape, a cloud-based CAD software provider. The objective is to develop low-cost compact-sized nuclear radiation detectors.

Inside the 3D printed pill that livestreams health readings to your doctor

Could you swallow a 3D printed pill that collects data from the inside of your stomach? For two years, a team of researchers based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have been developing a mini device capable of just that.

Why 3D-Printed Homes Might Be the Future of Architecture

We’ve all heard of 3D printing by now – from prosthetic limbs to car parts, 3D printers are creating a growing number of products, and the value of this market is set to reach $26.5 billion in 2021. But out of the vast benefits this tech offers, 3D-printed homes are perhaps one of the most significant, as they have the potential to solve many problems the architecture and construction industry face today.

KASTO SUPPORTS NEXTGENAM PROJECT WITH POST-PROCESSING SOLUTIONS

Credit: 3dprintingindustry Kasto, a German sawing machine manufacturer, has joined the NextGenAM project, to support the acceleration of industrial 3D printing. The initial project partners, Premium Aerotec, Daimler, and EOS, intend to use Kasto’s post-processing system, KASTOwin, to optimize the latter of metal 3D printing. The KASTOwin […]

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY 3D PRINTS FULL-BODY ‘HUMAN’ FOR RADIOTHERAPY

Credit: www.3dprintingindustry.com Meagan Moore, a Biological and Agricultural Engineering student from Louisiana State University (LSU) has 3D printed a full-size model of the human body for use in radiotherapy. Such models used in radiotherapy mimic the human tissue, and in medical terms […]

3D Printing Being Used in Veterinary Education at LMU

Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) is using 3D printing technology to create models that students will use to practice surgical skills. The technology will be incorporated into an innovations elective course that will be offered in January 2019 […]

think3D inaugurates Medical Device 3D printing facility in Vizag

Think3D announced the collaboration with the Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ) in June 2017 to setup a 3D Printing facility to cater to the Medical devices companies in the special zone. AMTZ, a special-purpose entity was formed by the Indian government […]

Lifting the Barriers to Incorporating 3D Printing in Fashion Design Education

Credit: www.3dprint.com 3D printing is working its way more and more into the world of fashion. Whether it’s on the runways, in wearable collections or both, 3D printing is appearing in a variety of designers’ work. Just how important is 3D […]

How 3D printers are transforming flying

Credit: CNN Business The next time you hop on a plane, there’s a good chance some of its parts will have been made using a printer. The world’s top aerospace firms are increasing their use of 3D printers in order to […]

AFTER EOS, DYEMANSION EXPANDS PARTNER NETWORK AND APPOINTS FIRST AUTHORIZED HP MULTI JET FUSION RESELLER

DyeMansion, global leader of additive manufacturing finishing systems appoints Matsuura Machinery Ltd. as first authorized reseller of HP Multi Jet Fusion and DyeMansion technology. With Matsuura Machinery Ltd. DyeMansion recently expanded their partner network to allow customers evaluating and sourcing […]

XERION INTRODUCES THE FUSION FACTORY, AN FDM/FFF METAL AND CERAMIC 3D PRINTER

Credit: www.3dprintingindustry.com Xerion, a German industrial furnace and 3D printer manufacturer, has introduced the Fusion Factory, a three-part FDM/FFF system capable of printing metal and ceramics. The company has taken inspiration from multi-modular systems, to build a machine which can […]

The colourful 3D printing experience of Mimaki

Credit: www.3dprintingmedia.network Within just a few years of its founding in 1975, Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd, a publicly listed company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, reached a leading position as a manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting machines for the sign/graphics, industrial […]

3D-Concrete-Printing Smart Housing for Smart Cities in The Netherlands

Credit: www.interestingengineering.com The world population is expected to reach 9.8 billion people by 2050 , according to the United Nations. Most of the population, 70 percent, is going to live in urban areas. Currently, over 700 cities around the world are actively working […]

GE Additive supports University of Sydney’s vision to accelerate regional ecosystem for metal additive manufacturing

GE Additive has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Sydney. The 10-year MoU supports the creation of the first metal additive manufacturing ecosystem in Australia – with the critical technology and people in […]

MAKERBOT LAUNCHES METHOD, THE FIRST PERFORMANCE 3D PRINTER

MakerBot, the pioneer of desktop 3D printing, introduces a new category for the professional segment with the launch of Method, the first performance 3D printer. Performance 3D Printing bridges the gap between desktop and industrial 3D printing by bringing features […]

SCIENTISTS EXPLORE 3D BIOPRINTING TO TREAT ASTRONAUTS ON EXTRATERRESTRIAL MISSIONS

Credit: www.3dprintingindustry.com At the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in The Netherlands, a two-day workshop on 3D bioprinting was held. The ESTEC is European Space Agency’s (ESA) primary research and test center for space technology. The event brought together bioprinting experts […]

Roboze raises €3M in first ever funding round

Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze has reportedly raised €3 million (the equivalent of $3.4 million) to boost the growth of its business. This round is the first ever from the company since it was founded in 2013, and it follows the inauguration of a new state of the art headquarters in Bari, Southern Italy, from April this year.

Materials Solutions pilot serial additive manufacturing with EOS

Materials Solutions, a Siemens business, will become a pilot customer for the EOS M 300-4 metal additive manufacturing system. 3D Printing Industry is visiting Materials Solutions in Worcester today to learn more about how the four laser EOS M 300-4 will be used for serial additive manufacturing.

ETH Zurich explains why lattices are the future of 3D printing in production

Undertaken by a team of scientists at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, this paper, first published online September 2018, discusses the potential impact of extremely stiff lattices, not just for the aerospace industry, but across “heat‐exchange, thermal insulation, acoustics, and biomedical engineering.”

LLNL presents new class of 3D printed metamaterials that strengthen on demand

Combining 3D printing with a magnetic ink injection, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have created a new class of metamaterial – engineered with behaviors outside their nature.

Siemens offers industrialized 3D printing for complex challenges in various industries

Opening of the new state-of-the-art 3D printing facility at Materials Solutions Ltd. in UK Comprehensive approach to manufacturing high-end parts for customers in challenging industries End-to-end digitalized 3D-printing production facility to support serial production With the opening of the new […]

GKN AEROSPACE ANNOUNCES NEW £32M GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY CENTRE IN BRISTOL

Centre will act as a hub for world-class innovative technology for the next generation of fuel-efficient aircraft Public-private investment enables world-class centre for 300 highly skilled engineers GTC will collaborate with UK research community and supply chain to strengthen aerospace technology and support UK Industrial strategy The Secretary of State for […]

Ford automates design of 3D printed production tools with trinckle

Credit: www.tctmagazine.com Ford is partnering with Berlin-based software company, trinckle in order to automate and scale the design process for 3D printed production and assembly tools. Using its paramate cloud software, trinckle develops software applications for the automated design of AM products. For Ford, which […]

GoProto launches additive manufacturing facility in Australia

Credit: www.tctmagazine.com GoProto, a manufacturing service provider headquartered in Oregon, has expanded into the Asia Pacific region with the launch of an additive manufacturing facility in Melbourne, Australia. The company was founded in 2016 and utilises a range of manufacturing […]

Relativity Space 3D Prints 11-Foot-Tall Fuel Tank with Stargate 3D Printer

Relativity Space is not alone in wanting to 3D print rockets – there are plenty of companies with the goal of doing just that. What makes Relativity stand out, however, is that it has the means to 3D print entire rockets with almost no intervention from humans.

Local Motors Announces Second Olli Challenge

Olli, the autonomous 3D printed shuttle from Local Motors, has appeared in locations around the world, from Buffalo to Washington, D.C. to Berlin. Now Local Motors is opening a second fleet challenge for Olli, opening up entries to the D.C. area.

Xerion Introduces the Fusion Factory, an Fdm/fff Metal and Ceramic 3d Printer

Xerion, a German industrial furnace and 3D printer manufacturer, has introduced the Fusion Factory, a three-part FDM/FFF system capable of printing metal and ceramics. The company has taken inspiration from multi-modular systems, to build a machine which can produce parts on par with Metal Injection Molding (MIM) technique.

Hobs 3d Acquires Canon Uk 3d Printing Business

Hobs 3D, a UK-based 3D printing service bureau, has announced that it has acquired the 3D printing assets of Canon UK, a subsidiary of the Japanese optical and imaging product manufacturer Canon Inc.

Volkswagen Opens Advanced 3d Printing Center, Looks to Additive Manufacturing in Production

The toolmaking unit of German multinational automaker Volkswagen has opened a new advanced 3D printing center. Located in the automotive hub of Wolfsburg, Germany, the facility occupies 3,100 m² of floor space, and houses a range of cutting edge metal additive manufacturing machines.

Markforged Introduces H13 Tool Steel for Metal X 3d Printer

A hot work tool steel, the H13 filament is made for use on the Markforged “desktop-sized” Metal X 3D printer. The material is ideal for making molds for plastic injection, as such Jon Reilly, Markforged VP of product, is calling H13 “a game changer” for manufacturers of high-volume plastic parts.

Department of Veterans Affairs and GE Healthcare Announce 3D Printing Partnership

Healthcare and VA Puget Sound Health Care System announced a partnership to accelerate the use of 3D imaging in healthcare. As part of their research agreement, GE Healthcare will provide software and work stations, and the VA will provide input on its use of the technology.

Panda 3D Announces the Kickstarter Launch of Paladin 3D – a Revolutionary New SLA 3D Printer for Consumers

Panda 3D announces the launch of an affordable desktop 3D printing solution for hobbyists, consumers and professionals alike. It is available now on Kickstarter. Panda 3D, a respected innovator in 3D printing, recently released an exciting new printer for consumers, the […]

Comparing a 3D Printed Patient Specific Thumb Splint to a Traditional One

Credit: www.3dprint.com A thumb splint may seem like a simple device, designed to keep an injured thumb stable so that it can heal. But according to a pair of researchers from Deakin University, upper limb splints often do not fit optimally […]

CECIMO: European Association of the Machine Tool Industries and related Manufacturing Technologies

CECIMO has decided to go forward with a meaningful description change that best reflects the industry the Association serves. Machine tools are indispensable in any smart factory of the future. At the same time, fresh opportunities for innovation are constantly […]

Shree Rapid Technologies to inaugurate Customer Innovation Centre in Mumbai

On December 17th 2018, Shree Rapid Technologies will inaugurate its new Customer Innovation Centre in its own establishment in Mumbai. Post the inauguration, the Centre will remain open between the 17th and 21st of December for the general public. Shree […]

UK’s First 3D Printing Manufacturing Solution for the Rail Industry.

Angel Trains, one of Britain’s leading train leasing companies, has collaborated with engineering consultancy ESG Rail, and 3D printing technology provider Stratasys, to produce four fully approved interior components for Rail Industry using 3D printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing. […]

New Zealand: myReflection 3D Prints Lightweight, Affordable Prosthetic Breasts for Post-Mastectomy Patients

3D printing has brought the potential for massive change in medicine – relating to so many different aspects, from bioprinting to making surgical guides and many different devices. The area of prosthetics has already been impacted in an extremely positive way, for patients of all ages around the world.

ExOne Introduces the X1 25PRO Metal Binder Jetting 3D Printer

3D printer manufacturer and 3D printing service provider ExOne is known for its binder jetting technology, including metal binder jetting. The company offers more than 10 different 3D printer models, and recently it announced the latest addition to its inventory: the X1 25PRO.

Tum’s Navvis Raises $35.5 Million for Digital Twin Platform

NavVis, a software company deriving from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has raised a total of $35.5 million to accelerate its digital twin platform.

Micro 3d Printing Mined for Future 5g Mobile Connections

5G, the future of mobile communications, ultra-fast video streaming and autonomous car radar, is seeking precision 3D printing methods for its circuitry.

Stratasys to 3d Print Spare Parts on Demand for Angel Trains

Angel Trains, a British rolling stock operator company (ROSCO), has partnered with Stratasys and ESG Rail, a Derby-based engineering consultant, to 3D print replacement parts for trains.

Stratasys Wins First Additive Manufacturing Award in SPE’s Automotive Innovation Awards Competition

Credit: www.creatz3d.com The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has announced the winners of its 48th-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. It is the oldest and biggest recognition event in the automotive and plastics industries. 2018 is the first year […]

EVONIK DEVELOPS THE WORLD’S FIRST PEEK FILAMENT IN IMPLANT-GRADE QUALITY FOR 3D PRINTING

Evonik has become the first company in the world to develop a polymer filament based on PEEK (polyether ether ketone) in implant-grade quality for use as a 3D printing material for implants. This high-performance material can be used in fused […]

Formlabs Releases Reformulated High Temp Resin for SLA 3D Printing

Credit: www.3dprint.com Formlabs has announced that it has reformulated its High Temp Resin, which is part of its collection of Engineering Resins for the Form 2 3D printer. The material offers the highest heat deflection temperature (HDT) of any Formlabs resin […]

Accreate labs to be premier site for AM using Stratasys 3D printers

Stratasys India, a subsidiary of Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), in partnership with Accreate Labs, is launching a new Additive Manufacturing services site using Stratasys 3D printers. A unique combination of expertise in aerospace, defense, and healthcare markets makes this one of […]

USC VITERBI 3D PRINTED ENGINES ARE BUILDING ROCKET SCIENTISTS OF THE FUTURE

Credit: 3dprintingindustry.com The Liquid Propulsion Lab (LPL) at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been quietly working on a fleet of 3D printed rocket engines. Made entirely on campus in Los Angeles, the most recent test firing was conducted by the […]

Lockheed Martin to combine machine learning, 3D printing

Credit: www.aerospacemanufacturinganddesign.com The Office of Naval Research and Lockheed Martin are exploring ways to apply artificial intelligence to train robots to oversee and optimize 3D printing of complex parts. The two-year, $5.8 million contract will allow the team to develop software models and […]

3D-Printed Glucose Biosensor Developed for Diabetic Patients

Credit: in.news.yahoo.com Scientists have developed a 3D-printed glucose biosensor for use in wearable monitors. The advance could lead to improved glucose monitors for millions of people who suffer from diabetes, said researchers from the Washington State University in the US. […]

Ford will 3D-print parts for the Shelby GT500 at its new manufacturing facility

Credit: www.cnet.com Building vehicles the tried-and-true way works, sure, but an automaker will never discover new efficiencies if it doesn’t innovate. That’s why Ford plunked down a cool $45 million to build its new Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford, Michigan. Ford’s Advanced […]

CECIMO strengthens dialogue with policymakers with creation of new Additive Manufacturing committee

CECIMO has created a new Additive Manufacturing (AM) committee. The new committee will be the preeminent platform to discuss EU policy challenges and opportunities in the field of AM. With this action, CECIMO’s General Assembly has formalised the association’s position […]

Norwegian Researchers Compare 3D Printing Results: Factory Setting vs. Onsite Military Container

Credit: www.3dprint.com 3D printing in a comfortable and familiar setting can be challenging enough, depending on the project. But what about fabricating objects in remote locations—while sometimes under duress? Norwegian researchers related to the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) explored this question, […]

SHANGHAI MECHANIZED CONSTRUCTION AND POLYMAKER 3D PRINT A PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

Credit: www.3dprintingindustry.com Shanghai Mechanized Construction Group Co (SMCC), a Chinese construction company, and Polymaker, a 3D printing filament manufacturer, have partnered to 3D print a pedestrian bridge in Shanghai. The bridge will be installed in the Taopu Smart City, Putuo District. The Taopu Smart City […]

GENIUS: 100 VISIONS OF THE FUTURE, THE WORLD’S FIRST 3D PRINTED BOOK

Credit: www.3dprintingindustry.com British-Israeli industrial designer Ron Arad, has designed a 3D printed book to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. The project was completed in collaboration with the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University (CFHU), an NGO for the promotion of Hebrew […]

Researchers Study the 3D Printing of Patient Specific Hydroxyapatite Bone Grafts

Credit: www.3dprint.com Hydroxyapatite is a naturally occurring mineral that is the main inorganic constituent of both tooth enamel and bone. In a paper entitled “Optimization of extrusion based ceramic 3D printing process for complex bony designs,” a team of researchers […]

SMS HOSPITAL JAIPUR TO OPEN A FACILITY FOR ORAL CANCER TREATMENT USING 3D PRINTING

Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital, one of the major hospitals in Jaipur, India, will soon treat oral cancer patients using 3D printing technology. The new medical and research facility will be opened at the SMS Hospital affiliated Sawai Man Singh (SMS) […]

How a pioneering 3D printing technique is revolutionising healthcare

Credit: www.theneweconomy.com When two NASA employees created the first affordable 3D printer prototype in 2013, enthusiasm from all sectors reverberated around the globe. For medical practitioners, the idea that 3D printers could be used to build human organs became the […]

Rosswag Engineering Wins EPMA Award for Hybrid Forging-3D Printing Technology Combining Open Die Forging and DMLS

Credit: 3dprint.com Recently the EPMA 2018 Powder Metallurgy Component Awards took place, honoring outstanding contributors to the field of powder metallurgy. Awards were given in four categories: Additive Manufacturing Hot Isostatic Pressing Metal Injection Molding PM Structural (including Hard Materials and Diamond […]

WATCH: 3D.FAB BIOPRINT “LIVING BANDAGE” WITHIN REGENERATIVE MEDICINE RESEARCH PROJECT

Credit: 3dprintingindustry.com Clinicians of various specialties require autologous implantable tissues to repair and replace damaged tissue caused by diseases or trauma. With 3D bioprinting it is possible to manufacture such tissues, however, its biomechanical characteristics reduce its capabilities to be sutured. As […]

3D PRINTED PARTS SAVE LOCKHEED MARTIN F-35 PROGRAM $45 MILLION

Credit: www.3dprintingindustry.com Lockheed Martin, the global aerospace and defense company, has reported price reduction of its F-35 Full Mission Simulator (FMS) unit by $3 million per unit with the help of 3D printed parts. Amy Gowder, Lockheed Martin Vice President and General […]

AM is literally taking off at GE

Credit: www.3dprintingmedia.network One of the biggest players in industrial additive manufacturing, GE Additive was certainly a big draw for Formnext 2018 attendees. Though the company did not unveil a brand new technology as others did, it did show off the new M LINE […]

EOS and Etihad Airways to expand industrial 3D printing

Credit: www.3dprintingprogress.com EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing, and Etihad Airways Engineering, the largest aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East, have agreed a strategic partnership which will […]

Canon announces Solutions for Ceramic 3D Printing

Canon announces development of proprietary ceramic material for 3D printers, manufacturing technology for the highly accurate 3D printing of parts with complex geometries. The 3D printed ceramic parts feature such properties of conventional ceramics as heat and corrosion resistance as well […]

Eaton Achieves AS9100 Rev D Certification in 3D Printing

Power management company Eaton announced its Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) in Southfield, Mich., earned its AS9100 Rev D certification. The certification, a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products to the aerospace industry, will enable […]

Indian 3D Printing Network to provide conducive environment for AM to grow in India.

CNT Expositions and Services LLP (CNT) successfully launched the Indian 3D Printing Network (I3DPn) concept along with a new online presence at www.indian3dprintingnetwork.com, at a first of many Invite only Roundtable, held at Courtyard Marriott in Mumbai. For the past […]

Dr. Adrian Bowyer demonstrates how hollow tubes make 3D prints stronger

Among the greatest rewards to building a robust community in any industry is the diversity and volume of new techniques, designs, and methodologies that are shared from so many different sources around the world, whether that be a well-paid researcher at a big 3D printing firm, a low-paid researcher at a university, or a maker in a garage.

Researchers Qualify 3D Printed Aerospace Brackets and use Thermoelastic Stress Analysis for Testing

3D printed aerospace brackets made from titanium alloys are becoming more common in the design of spacecraft and satellites.

Researchers Develop Helpful AMCET Tool for Estimating Total Costs of 3D Printing

While many companies are working hard to lower the overall cost of 3D printing, whether it’s through eliminating post-processing or offering less expensive materials, sometimes it’s just not possible to make the technology less expensive.

INNOVATION FIRST: CUTTING-EDGE 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATES CREATIVE PROCESS

Quadpack’s department of Design and Advanced Technologies has invested over €200k in the latest 3D printing technology at its UK research & design facility. The Stratasys J750 will accelerate the early stages of bespoke package design and development, while helping to test […]

Materialise Greenlights Ultimaker S5 for Medical 3d Printing

Dutch 3D printer manufacturer, Ultimaker, has announced that the Ultimaker S5 FDM/FFF printer has received Materialise certification.
Materialise tested the compatibility of the Ultimaker S5 for FDA approved medical applications using the Materialise Mimics inPrint software.

Nanogrande’s Molecular 3D Printing Concept

Nanogrande has developed a very unusual SLA-like process that can be used to 3D print very small objects in quite a wide variety of materials, including metals, ceramics and even polymers. They call it “molecular 3D printing”.

Ge Healthcare Partnership With Va Puget Sound to Improve Medical 3d Printing

GE Healthcare and VA Puget Sound Health Care System have announced a partnership aimed at improving clinical outcomes and medical treatment for veterans.

CEAD Launches Continuous Fiber 3d Printer With Royal Roos and Poly Products

The large-format Continuous Fiber Additive Manufacturing (CFAM) Prime machine from Dutch system manufacturer CEAD has officially launched with the support of two industry partners. Marine engineering company Royal Roos, based in Rotterdam, and fiberglass reinforcement specialist Poly Products, headquartered in the Southern Netherlands, have become the first two customers of the new system.

I3DPn Launch and Roundtable: Future of Indian AM Industry

CNT Expositions and Services LLP will be launching the Indian 3D Printing Network (I3Dpn) concept and its roadmap to catalyze the Indian 3d printing industry on 29thNovember at Courtyard Marriott, Mumbai at an Invite only Roundtable including key 3D Printing […]

Ultimaker Gains Certification as Part of Materialise’s 510(k) Cleared Mimics inPrint Software

Ultimaker, the global leader in desktop 3D printing, today announced that the Ultimaker S5 has been certified by Materialise as a 3D printing solution to create orthopedic, maxillofacial and cardiovascular models for clinical use when used in combination with Mimics inPrint software. The company […]

Stratasys and Materialise: 3D Printed Medical Models Come to Life

Further bringing 3D printed medical models to life, Stratasys is expanding the suite of printers and materials validated by its collaborator Materialise as part of FDA-cleared Materialise Mimics inPrint software. The end result is the most versatile 3D printing system for point-of-care across hospitals […]

DuPont presents new glass and carbon-reinforced 3D printing filaments at Formnext 2018

The global business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers, showcased its new industrial carbon and glass-reinforced 3D printing filaments at Formnext 2018. The new material grades, Zytel 3D10C20FL BK544 and Zytel 3D12G30FL BK309, have been […]

Aurora Labs reports rise in sales of metal 3D printer S-Titanium Pro

Australia-based metal 3D printer manufacturer Aurora Labs has announced that it has experienced a rise in the sales of its metal 3D printer Aurora Labs S-Titanium Pro in the first quarter of financial year 2019. In its recent financial report, […]

Structo Announces Appointment of New Vice President of Global Sales

Structo, a provider of dental 3D printing solutions, has appointed Doug Statham as its new Vice President of Global Sales. Statham joins the Singapore-based company with a focus on digital dentistry and around 20 years of dental industry experience. Statham […]

BMBF’s AutoAdd project presents novel concepts for Metal 3D Printing in automotive production

After three years of inspection, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and several partners – two research institutes and five companies have concluded the “Integration of Additive Manufacturing Processes in Automobile Series Production,” project also known as […]

SMS Hospital to use 3D Printing for Facial Reconstruction of Cancer Patients.

After successfully using 3D printing technology to perform neuro and cardiovascular surgeries with precision, doctors at the Jaipur’s SMS Hospital will soon be using 3D printing technology for Post-Surgical Facial Reconstruction of patients who have undergone surgery for oral cancer. […]

EOS and Etihad Airways Engineering set to expand AM capabilities

EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing, and Etihad Airways Engineering, the largest aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East, have agreed a strategic partnership which will significantly expand […]

Shape your AM Business at Inside 3D Printing Mumbai

Innovation and experience are at the heart of the Inside 3D Printing Mumbai, which continues its strategy to position itself as a foremost networking platform for 3D printing technology, geared towards visitors’ expectations. From December 19 to 20, 2018, be […]

VDMA demonstrates AM Process Chain

With the help of augmented reality and additively manufactured exhibits, the User Case Area showed added value of industrial 3D print.

Aurora labs aims high with high speed metal 3D printing

There’s ambition, and then there’s Aurora Labs’ intent to 3D print 1000kg of metal per day.
The process, finally unveiled at formnext last week, is unique in effectively laying down multiple layers of metal powder in each pass — up to 100, in fact. An animation from the company looks at the mechanics of the process.

Materialise Focuses On Productivity, Connectivity, Partnerships

Materialise takes another step forward on its journey toward industrializing additive manufacturing. Last week in Frankfurt, I sat down with Stefaan Motte, Vice President and General Manager of Software at Materialise, to catch up on the latest from the Belgium-based mainstay company.

3D Printed Dental Implant Shows Promise Over Conventional Counterparts

Dr. Les Kalman at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry has developed and patented a dental implant abutment system, but his research was stalled due to inconsistencies and poor quality of fabrication. As an alternative method of creating the system, Dr. Kalman decided to turn to additive manufacturing.

Nano Dimension to Expand 3d Printed Electronics Business With $28.8m Nasdaq Offering

Israeli 3D printed electronics company Nano Dimension (NASDAQ:NNDM) has submitted an SEC Filing with the hopes of raising $28.8 million in funding. According to the document, the money will be set aside “to expedite our growth and to further advance our breakthrough technologies and commercialization efforts.”

Vdma Identifies Need for Automated Post Processing With Additive Manufacturing Roadmap

The Additive Manufacturing Association in German Engineering Federation VDMA is developing a roadmap for additive manufacturing which details the path towards Industry 4.0.

3d Systems Partners With Opheart, Fulfills Charitable 3d Printed “heart-in-hand Pledge”

Leading 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems has taken another step forward in its medical portfolio through a partnership with non-profit organization OpHeart.

Watch: Bigrep Takes Nera, a Fully Functional, 3d Printed Electric Motorcycle for a Ride

Large-scale 3D printer manufacturer BigRep, based in Germany, has created a fully functional electric motorbike. Named NERA (New-Era) the prototype e-motorbike was showcased at this year’s Formnext exhibition, and was designed by the company’s innovation lab and consultancy service NOWlab.

Siemens introduces new advancements for the industrialization of additive manufacturing

Seamless integrated software and automation solutions of the Digital Enterprise for additive manufacturing aimed at machine builders and users New integrated AM build process simulation software solution and new automated software and hardware solution for de-powdering part Enabling industrial Additive […]

An Update From Additive Industries

Last week we heard from Additive Industries, who continue to prove they know how to 3D print in metal. We have been following the Eindhoven-based company for several years, even before they launched their first product.

BMW Surpasses One Million 3D Printed Automotive Components

BMW Group has been using 3D printing for more than 25 years, and in the last decade has produced a million parts using the technology. This year alone, the company expects that it will 3D print more than 200,000 components, a 42 percent increase over last year.

Sisma Introduces Everes Zero and Everes Uno 3d Printers With Zero Tilting Technology

Italian 3D printer manufacturer SISMA has introduced two DLP systems: the Everes Zero and Everes Uno. Expected for commercial release in the second quarter of 2019, the 3D printers were first exhibited to the public at Formnext 2018 and are designed for increased automation.

PTC Acquires Frustum in $70 Million Generative Design Deal

Massachusetts-based software company PTC has announced the acquisition of Colorado software developer and 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards nominee Frustum, for approximately $70 million. This acquisition will add Frustum’s generative design technology to the PTC Creo CAD portfolio.

Intamsys Launches Dual Nozzle Funmat Pro 410 for All-in-one Functional Polymer 3d Printer

High performance 3D printer materials manufacturer INTAMSYS, headquartered in Shanghai, has released the FUNMAT PRO 410. Termed an “all-in-one” solution, the FUNMAT PRO 410 is designed to work with a diverse selection of materials.

Intech strengthens its position in AM by adding MetalFAB1

INTECH, one of the leading metal additive manufacturing companies from India, recently confirmed the first order of the MetalFAB1 system to produce large and high quality parts at the highest productivity. Our experienced engineering team, with its strong metallurgical background, […]

Whirlpool takes to 3D Printing Spare Parts

American multinational home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool has entered into a 3D printing partnership with Singapore service bureau Spare Parts 3D. Together the companies have committed to digitise Whirlpool’s part catalog, combatting obsolesce and fulfilling part-shortage areas. Already, through a pilot […]

Renishaw and Sandvik power the future of metal Additive Manufacturing

To strengthen the metal additive manufacturing (AM) industry, global engineering company Renishaw has initiated a collaboration with Sandvik Additive Manufacturing to supply the company with high productivity multi-laser RenAM 500Q systems, which will substantially increase Sandvik’s printing capacity. This is […]

Trumpf premiered green laser to print copper and gold at Formnext

TRUMPF’s latest 3D printer processes significantly more materials than conventional systems. At the international Formnext trade fair in Frankfurt, the high-tech company demonstrated how the TruPrint 5000, preheated to 500 degrees Celsius, prints high-carbon steel or titanium alloy components that […]

3D Systems launches metal 3D printers and material, while polymer application facility opens in Germany

3D Systems announced the launch of two new hardware additions to its DMP series of metal 3D printing platforms at last week’s Formnext.

Stratasys introduces range of FDM & Polyjet 3D printing materials

There was also four new additions to the company’s Global Manufacturing Network. The Stratasys TPU 92A Elastomer is said to enable users to 3D Print parts with resilience – with the power to greatly stretch or compress without losing shape.

Dyemansion presents parts finished with new VaporFuse Surfacing Technology at Formnext

Dyemansion presented parts finished with its new VaporFuse Surfacing (VFS) technology at Formnext 2018. The company teased details of a new surface finishing technology at TCT Show in September, highlighting its potential to rival the quality of injection moulded components.

AddUp and ESI Group’s Distortion Simulation AddOn tool will be available in Spring 2019

AddUp and ESI Group have announced its co-designed Distortion Simulation AddOn software tool will be commercially available in the spring of 2019.

A*star Calls for Industry to ‘take Full Advantage’ of Additive Manufacturing Possibilities

The Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has discovered how to maximise the strength of 3D printed, free-form lattice cores. Integral to the structure of sandwich panels, used in light weighting aircrafts, the group’s findings have been demonstrated to reduce premature buckling, one of the most common means of failure for this type of structure.

HRE Wheels and Ge Additive Unveil 3d Printed Titanium Wheel

HRE Wheels, a luxury and sports vehicle wheel manufacturer from California, has partnered with GE Additive to produce a new titanium 3D printed product.

Colossus Unveils Large-scale 3d Printer for Recycled Plastics With Mitsubishi Chemical

Colossus, a machine development startup based in Genk, Belgium, has released what is said to be the largest Fused Granular Fabrication (FGF) 3D printer specifically designed to process recycled materials.

Arburg has extended its portfolio for industrial additive manufacturing

Three Freeformer exhibits were displayed at Formnext 2018, along with more examples of functional parts made using the Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF) process than ever seen before. There was a world premiere in the shape of the Freeformer 300-3X, which […]

TRUMPF applies Industry 4.0 to 3D printing

At the international Formnext trade fair in Frankfurt, high-tech leader TRUMPF demonstrated how connected 3D printers can boost transparency in digitalized factories. As a leading provider and leading user of Industry 4.0, TRUMPF will now transfer its digitalization solutions to […]

DMG MORI boosts ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING with INTECH

Bielefeld. DMG MORI and INTECH seal a cooperation in the field of ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING at the “formnext” in Frankfurt am Main, the leading international trade fair for ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING. The 30% stake in the Indian software developer gives DMG MORI access to key software and technology know-how for generative production.

MicroMaker3D Team Introduces New Laminated Resin Printing Technology

A New Zealand company has unveiled a technology that it claims allows for the rapid prototyping of high resolution microscale structures. MicroMaker3D, part of innovation agency Callaghan Innovation, is the creator of Laminated Resin Printing (LRP)

Additive Industries Brings MetalFAB1 3D Printing System to New Partnership with Volkswagen

There are a variety of large-scale metal 3D printing systems to choose from nowadays, but one of the earlier companies to offer 3D printing on a massive scale was Additive Industries, which introduced its MetalFAB1 system in 2015.

Autodesk Exploring 3D Printed Construction?

Well, this is interesting: Autodesk is experimenting with 3D printed construction.
A report on ZDNet shows a mobile trailer configuration that includes some type of robotic “3D printing” system that would be used to make construction components on building sites.

Basf Presents New 3d Printing Materials and Alliances at Formnext

BASF 3D Printing Solutions (B3DPS), a subsidiary of German chemical company BASF, has debuted a new range of photopolymer and laser sintering materials as well as several strategic partnerships at Formnext.

Ge Additive Announces M Line Factory Release Date and Forges Software Partnerships

GE Additive has formed software partnerships with industry leaders and has announced the release date of the M LINE FACTORY system.

The Xioneer X1S Industrial 3D Printer

Xioneer announced a new, powerful 3D printer for industry, the X1S. The Austrian company has produced a variety of 3D printers since 2013, but their latest machine, the X1S Industrial, is the culmination of years of experience to meet the needs of industry.

Xyzprinting Releases Four 3d Printers, Including an Industrial-grade Full Color FFF Printer

XYZprinting, a Taiwanese 3D printer manufacturer, has introduced four 3D printers which include a DLP printer, an SLA and an FFF printer. The printers are currently on exhibit at the ongoing formnext 2018, in Hall 3.1, Stand D10, where XYZprinting is located.

Stratasys Unveils Layered Powder Metallurgy 3d Printing Platform

Stratasys has unveiled its new Layered Powder Metallurgy (LPM) platform for cost-effective, short-run, industrial-grade 3D printed metal parts.

TPE powder opens the new chapter for small SLS 3D printers

In the eve of Formnext 2018 Sinterit launches the new type of powder for small SLS 3D printers – TPE. It is the first thermoplastic elastomer in the company’s offer. TPE  shows advantages that are typical for both plastic materials […]

Indian 3D Printing Network Previews: Formnext 2018

Formnext, the international exhibition and conference on next generation manufacturing technologies, returns to Frankfurt next week for what promises to be another four packed days of world firsts and product debuts. Formnext has already created buzz with regards to the […]

Carbon Reduces Bulk Prices on 3D Printing Resins, Announces New and Expanded Partnerships

Last year, Carbon introduced a bulk discount program for its 3D printing resins, giving the manufacturing and 3D printing industries easier access to its now-famous CLIP technology. Today, the company announced that it is driving down prices on certain resins further.

AMFG to unveil Post-Processing Scheduling and digital quality assurance tools at Formnext

AMFG has unveiled its new Post-Processing Scheduling and digital quality assurance management features for its additive manufacturing workflow automation software.

Fillamentum teams with Tomas Bata University designer to build 3D printed electric bike

Czech 3D printer materials manufacture Fillamentum has worked with industrial designer František Dvořák to make a 3D printed electric motorcycle hood.

Additive Manufacturing Technologies speeds up automated post-production with Mitsubis

Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), an award-winning UK-based post-processing systems manufacturer, is to speed up automated post-processing with the help of Japanese electronics manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric.

Materialise launches Magics 23 for metal 3D printing optimization

Award winning 3D software and 3D printing service provider Materialise has unveiled the latest version of its data and build preparation software, Magics 23, to increase productivity and efficiency in metal additive manufacturing.

Tethon announces new ceramic and metal resin materials ahead of Q2 launch of desktop DLP platform

Tethon 3D has announced the development of new ceramic and metal UV curable resin materials developed exclusively for the company’s desktop DLP printer, which is set for a 2019 Q2 launch.

Ford and trinckle Partnering to Automate Design of 3D Printed Production Tools

Popular automotive manufacturer Ford, which has long used 3D printing to fabricate assembly tools and was recently recognized for its work with the technology, is now partnering up with award-winning software company

Origin launches Open Additive Production platform and announces BASF partnership

BASF will unveil new photopolymer materials at Formnext formulated on the Origin platform.

Rize Launches Full Color Xrize 3d Printer, Technical Specifications and Pricing

RIZE, the Boston-headquartered provider and proprietary holder of Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) technology, has released a new, full color 3D printer: the XRIZE.

EOS to Premiere Million-laser Polymer 3d Printing at Formnext 2018

Leading 3D printer manufacturer and service provider EOS, is to debut a new polymer 3D printing technology at Formnext 2018 in Frankfurt next week.

VDMA: Detailed Roadmaps Will Show Additive Manufacturing the Way Towards Smart Factory

Member companies of the VDMA Additive Manufacturing Association have developed detailed roadmaps for additive manufacturing. These will show the industry the way to Smart Factory step by step, and they offer users a comprehensive overview on the state of the […]

Bossard Group buys 49% stake in 3d-prototyp, expands into 3D printing industry

Bossard Group, a Swiss fastener technology and logistics company, has acquired a 49% stake in 3d-prototyp, a 3D printing service provider in Switzerland.

METALS project publishes online course on Additive Manufacturing

The EU MachinE Tool Alliance for Skills (METALS) project comes to an end with the release of an online and freely-available course about the fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing (AM). The course includes a total of 27 learning units divided along […]

Origin 3D printing for mass production secures $10M in funding, confirms BASF partnership

Origin, a silicon valley additive manufacturing startup, has emerged from years in stealth mode with $10 million in series A funding and a materials development partnership with chemical giant BASF.

RPS launches SLA based printer

As TCT Show Birmingham kicks into high gear, 3DPrint.com has been on location where over 200 exhibitors are showing their high-tech goods to visitors from more than 60 countries.

Apium hits medical-grade milestone for 3D printed PEEK,

German 3D printer and high performance materials manufacturer Apium Additive Technologies has hit a new milestone in the processing of a filament for medical applications.The company’s Medical PEEK 3D Printing, on the Apium M220 Series machine, has met biocompatibility criteria needed to make implants and devices used in the skull and the hand.

Kodak and Evolve Additive Solutions Announce 3D Printing Partnership

Eastman Kodak and Evolve Additive Solutions, Inc. announced a technology partnership where Kodak will supply Evolve imaging systems, parts and consumables based on the KODAK NEXPRESS digital electrophotographic platform.

Ge Aviation Receives Faa Approval for 3d Printed Brackets on Genx Commercial Airline Engines

GE Additive and GE Aviation have announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the first 3D printed parts to be installed in the GEnx-2B commercial airline engines.

BASF invests in Prismlab patented large scale 3D printing

BASF Venture Capital GmbH the investment arm of BASF, the largest chemical producer in the world, has made a strategic investment in 3D printing process and hardware provider Prismlab.

Mitsubishi Electric announces new Dot Forming AM technology for high-precision 3D metal shaping

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it has developed a unique dot forming AM technology that realizes high-precision shaping by combining laser, computer numerical control (CNC) and computer aided manufacturing CAM technologies in 3D printers.

Peri Group acquires minority share in Danish construction 3D printing company COBOD

Germany’s Peri Group, a global maker of formwork and scaffolding systems, has acquires what it calls a “significant minority stake” in Copenhagen-based Danish 3D concrete printing specialist COBOD International A/S.

Latest printhead technology helps OEMs and end users get ahead in volume 3D Printing

Xaar is inviting visitors to see the latest in inkjet printhead technology in Hall 3.1 stand A78 at this year’s formnext show, November 13-16 in Frankfurt. There they can learn how innovations such as Xaar’s award-winning High Laydown (HL) Technology […]

Yissum Announces New Platform for 3D Printing of Personalized Medicine

Yissum, the Technology Transfer Company of The Hebrew University announced a novel technology for the 3D printing of drug capsules. The technology is based on custom-printed 3D hydrogels with delayed release characteristics. The technology will be presented at the 2nd […]

World’s largest metal & ceramic additive manufacturing center opens in Israel

Innovative nanotech for 3D printing of metal and ceramic additives could transform automotive, medical, dental, aviation and robotics industries.

AARK Engineering 3D-Prints Dummy for Automotive Passenger Tests

ARRK Engineering’s prototyping division recently developed a 3D-printed dummy designed to help automotive manufacturers test passenger thermal comfort and environmental conditions in cars.

Siemens Reports ‘Impressive Results’ from 3D-Printed Gas Turbine Technology

Siemens, which installed the world’s first 3D-printer burner for the 32.8-MW SGT-7000 gas turbine at E.ON’s combined cycle power plant

ETH Zürich Develops Bioinspired 3D-Printed Recyclable Materials

Researchers at ETH Zürich have developed a bioinspired approach to 3D print recyclable materials using cheap desktop printers that outperform state-of-the-art printed polymers and rival the highest performance lightweight materials.

3D-Printed Spare Parts in Rail Service Center Reduces Costs with Shorter Repair Timeframes

Siemens has opened its first “digital maintenance center” in Dortmund-Eving, Germany using Stratasys fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printers.

3D-Printed, Customized Tracheal Splints Restore Breathing of 7-Month Baby

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has performed Georgia’s first-ever procedure to place 3D printed tracheal splints in a pediatric patient.

Kaiser Aluminum Acquires AM Manufacturer Imperial Machine Tool

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation has announced the acquisition of additive manufacturing and machining firm Imperial Machine & Tool Co. of Columbia, New Jersey.

Studio Plott’s 3D-Printed Polyamide Rugs Showcased at London Design Festival

Dutch design studio Studio Plott showcased 3D printed polyamide rugs in a variety of triangular-type shapes at the London Design Festival September 15-23.

ASTM Funding Development of Standards for AM Industry

ASTM International has announced its first round of funding to support the development of standards for the additive manufacturing industry.

Design Students Create 3D-Printed Pink Prosthetic Breasts for Cancer Survivors

Boost is radically rethinking the design of breast prostheses and has come up with something that could give pleasure to wearers.

GE Developing AM for Locomotive Technology

GE is building on its experience with the aviation business over the past six years to develop additive manufacturing as a means to reduce the time needed to produce components.