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Massive interest for COBOD 3D construction printers at bauma

Before the bauma COBOD International had announced a new exclusive distribution agreement with PERI for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. COBOD followed up on that by being present at the huge 5.000 m2 PERI stand that received almost 30.000 visitors daily. […]

CRP Technology introduces new series of Windform P-LINE materials

CRP Technology, an Italian manufacturer of AM materials, has announced the launch of its new series of Windform P-LINE materials. The new production-grade line of materials is developed specifically for voxeljet’s High Speed Sintering platform, which CRP Technology operates in house. To […]

Poietis granted third patent for its bioprinting technology from European Patent Office

France-based bioprinting company Poietis has been granted a third major patent for its bioprinting technology from the European Patent Office. The patent, “Laser printing method and device for implementing said method,” covers the company’s bioprinting process and specifically its method of printing […]

Wohlers Associates to conduct course on design for additive manufacturing in cooperation with Airbus and ZAL

Wohlers Associates, Inc. is taking its internationally acclaimed course on design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) to Hamburg, Germany. The 13-14 June 2019 course is being supported by Airbus and ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research. The two-day course, hosted by […]

AP&C announces expansion of metal AM powder operations in Quebec

AP&C Advanced Powders & Coatings, a GE Additive-owned manufacturer of metal powders for additive manufacturing, has announced it will be expanding its operations in the Greater Montreal area. As part of the expansion, the Canadian company will increase its production capacity […]

Arrow Digital installs superfast large format Massivit 3D Printer

Arrow Digital installs Massivit 1500, the largest, fastest and most advanced large format 3D printing solution for visual communications, based on Massivit proprietary GDP (Gel Dispensing Printing) technology that enables instant solidification and high-speed printing. This is a solution that […]

Cummins becomes first company to adopt GE Additive’s 3D metal printing technology

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is adding to its additive manufacturing capabilities by investing in a new, high-precision 3D metal printing technology called binder jet. This investment is just the next step in Cummins’ plan to revolutionize its manufacturing processes and […]

GE Research develops super-compact Heat Exchanger using 3D printing

GE Research is leading a $2.5 MM project through the Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (ARPA-E) High Intensity Thermal Exchange through Materials and Manufacturing Processes program (HITEMMP) to develop a high temperature, high pressure and super-compact heat exchanger enabled by additive […]

Rigid.ink introduces online 3D printing course for exclusive members

Rigid.ink, a UK-based filament maker, has opened an online 3D printing course, the Institute of 3D Printing, exclusive to its members. According to rigid.ink, “If the course delivers all it promises, the 3D printing industry edges that little bit closer to the […]

HRL Laboratories receives Aluminum Association registration for 3D printed alloys

Research center HRL Laboratories has announced the commercialization of its 3D printed high-strength aluminum. The aluminum material has also received the first ever registration of an additive alloy from the Aluminum Association, which oversees alloy registration and product standards throughout industry. HRL […]

Researchers at Tel Aviv University 3D print heart with human tissue and vessels

Israeli scientists have 3D printed a heart with human tissue and vessels, marking it a first and a “major medical breakthrough.” The heart produced by researchers at Tel Aviv University is about the size of a rabbit’s and it marked […]

Zenith Tecnica joins forces with HPSNZ to provide female athletes with 3D printed training prosthetics

Zenith Tecnica, the only company in New Zealand harnessing EBM technology to supply and manufacture 3D printed titanium components, has revealed their recent collaboration with High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ). A supplier to Formula 1 teams, America’s Cup Regatta […]

Sandvik produces unbreakable guitar using 3D printing

Swedish engineering company, Sandvik, has built a guitar so strong that no matter how much I fancy myself a wannabe Joan Jett, is virtually impossible to break. The guitar, believed to be a world-first, is a collaborative project from a number […]

SBI Produktion launches new Metallic 3D Printer, M3DP

SBI Produktion, an Austrian welding systems manufacturer, has released the Metallic 3D Printer (M3DP), a machine that uses a plasma arc to 3D print metal parts. Founded in 1999, SBI started as a manufacturer of thickness control systems for the […]

GE Additive installs Spectra H metal 3D printers at Avio Aero plant in Cameri

First 3D printing was for single parts, then it became for short batches of 10, 100, 500 and thousands of parts. With the arrival of HP and planar technologies, we’ve started to refer to as short batches production runs of […]

Renishaw and Egan Dental partner to develop 3D printed chrome dentures

UK-based metal AM company Renishaw collaborated with a Yorkshire dental laboratory to fully digitize the design and production of removable partial dentures (RPDs). Through the collaboration and the implementation of Renishaw’s metal 3D printing platform, the dental lab is achieving faster turnaround […]

Metallum3D receives funding from CIT GAP Funds to boost the accessibility of cost effective metal 3D printing

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) recently announced that CIT GAP Funds has invested in Charlottesville, Va. company Metallum3D, developer of a web-based, metal 3D printing platform that provides accessible and affordable metal three-dimensional (3D) printing materials and services. Founded in […]

3D Systems On Demand inaugurates Advanced AM Center in Italy

The small, industrial town of Pinerolo, Italy, just outside of Turin, has represented a stronghold for 3D Systems’ activities in Italy since the company acquired, Provel, a large local 3D printing service provider active since the mid-1990s. The facility continued to provide […]

Swansea University sets to expand its childrens 3D printing project

The Factory of the Future project, led by Swansea University, introducing children to ‘smart manufacturing’ will be rolled out to schools across the world if it wins its bid for a grant worth over £1.2 million. “It’s vitally important to introduce our schoolchildren to […]

30 Years of EOS: Moving Ahead With Passion for Industrial 3D Printing

With an installed base of nearly 3,500 industrial 3D printing systems, the German family-owned enterprise EOS is the world’s leading supplier of systems for additive manufacturing (AM) solutions. Its path to success is characterized by a pioneering spirit, courage, and […]

Air New Zealand installs 3D printed part on Boeing 777-300ER

Air New Zealand, Microsoft, US-based supplier of aerospace parts Moog and ST Engineering from Singapore, joined together to install a 3D printed part on a Boeing 777-300ER, a wide-body commercial jet. Hinting at the future of supply chain in the aerospace industry, Carrie Hurihanganui, Air […]

AREVO 3D prints carbon fiber unibody eBike frame

AREVO, a Silicon Valley company specializing in composite 3D printing, made headlines last year for 3D printing what it called the “world’s first true 3D printed commuter bike.” The use case, undertaken in partnership with Studio West, demonstrated AREVO’s ability […]

SAMA lends their support as Association Partner to AMTech.

Shanghai Additive Manufacturing Association (SAMA) will be lending their support as Association partner for AMTech. This is a first step taken by both Indian 3D Printing Network (I3DPn) and SAMA to foster growth and networking between the Additive Manufacturing ecosystem […]

SLM Solutions appoints new CEO, received new investment to focus on growth

SLM Solutions Group AB, the Luebeck based manufacturer of Metal Powder Bed Fusion systems has announced changes in composition of their supervisory board, a new CEO and a fresh infusion of approximately EUR 13 million to strengthen its financial position and focus […]

Additive Manufacturing Technology Improves Tool and Mold making

Companies from the tool, pattern and mold making industry will be heading to Stuttgart from May 21–24 for the international Moulding Expo trade fair – and TRUMPF will be on hand to show them how to make the most of […]

Diehl Aviation delivers largest 3D-printed part for passenger aircraft

The cabin and avionics specialist Diehl Aviation delivers the largest, fully 3D-printed part for passenger aircraft to date which is installed on an A350 XWB. The module, made using the FDM* procedure, is a Curtain Comfort Header – a complex […]

MakerBot introduces new 3D printing certification program for students

MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing, bridges the 3D printing skills gap with the launch of the MakerBot Certification™ Program for Students. This certification program gives middle school and high school students a proven edge with hands-on design thinking and […]

3D printer manufacturer inaugurates new headquarters in Dublin

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer Markforged is opening its first European headquarters in Dublin, creating 100 new jobs over the next three years. The move is part of the Boston-based company’s global expansion this year. The new roles will be mainly sales, marketing […]

Biogelx unveils commercial synthetic bioinks for bioprinting

Biogelx recently announced the launch and commercial availability of its first synthetic bioink product range. The Biogelx™-INKs have the company’s core self-assembling peptide technology but have been developed with printability in mind. Like the company’s hydrogel products, Biogelx™-INKs form a nanofibrous network, […]

WIN Automation, the industrial automation business of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering acquires Incite Cam Centre

WIN Automation, the industrial automation business of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, has acquired Bengaluru-based Incite Cam Centre’s Automation Business. This will enhance WIN Automation’s capabilities to offer integrated and end-to-end automation solutions. WIN Automation will be able to address turnkey physical […]

Formlabs introduces two new Low Force Stereolithography 3D printing systems

Formlabs, the designer and manufacturer of powerful and accessible 3D printing systems, has recently announced the addition of two new advanced professional Low Force Stereolithography (LFS) 3D printers to its hardware lineup: Form 3 and Form 3L. LFS 3D printing […]

UPM showcases large scale robot-based 3D printing applications at Nordic 3D Expo

UPM demonstrates large scale robot-based 3D printing applications in collaboration with ABB and Prenta at Nordic 3D Expo in Espoo Dipoli Congress Centre. Large scale granulate-based 3D printing opens new possibilities for designers and manufacturers. The robot based granulate printing […]

Indian 3D Printing Network (I3DPn) announces partnership with DailyCADCAM to drive Software focus at AMTech

Indian 3D Printing Network (I3DPn) is announcing a strategic media partnership with DailyCADCAM to drive a special Software focus at AMTech. AMTech organised by I3DPn will be held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre at Mumbai from 11-12 December 2019 and […]

Siemens partners with EDAG to accelerate industrial applications of AM

Siemens is intensifying its cooperation with the EDAG Group as a leading global independent engineering company for the automotive industry, in order to further promote industrial applications of additive manufacturing (AM) and to make engineering and production processes more efficient. […]

COBOD signs on PERI as distributor in Germany, Switzerland and Austria for 3D construction printers

Danish COBOD International is most known for having 3D printed the first fully permitted building in Europe, the BOD in Copenhagen. COBOD is now accelerating and fuelling the inroads into the global mainstream construction market even more. Following shortly after […]

Stratasys showcases V650 Flex SLA 3D printer at AMUG Conference

Stratasys, the inventor of FDM 3D printing technology, has made its entry into SLA for the first time. In the second of two product launches from the company at this year’s Additive Manufacturing User’s Group (AMUG) Conference, the V650 Flex was […]

BigRep presents fully automated and 5G connected PRO 3D printer at AMUG 2019

BigRep, a German FDM/FFF 3D printer manufacturer, is presenting its first “fully automated and 5G connected” BigRep PRO machine at AMUG 2019 and Hannover Messe this week. IoT equipped, the large-scale PRO FDM/FFF printer is a combined effort between BigRep and Bosch Rexroth, a subsidiary of global engineering […]

Desktop Metal accelerate shipments of metal 3D printing system

Desktop Metal recently announced it has expanded production capacity of the Studio System™, the world’s first office-friendly metal 3D printing system. With expanded production capability, the company is now shipping at a rate of 550 complete systems per year, with […]

HP 3D prints over 10 million parts in one year

HP announced this week that its Multi Jet Fusion platform has been used to 3D print more than 10 million parts over the past year. HP’s MJF technology, which disrupted the 3D printing industry at its release because of its cost […]

TRUMPF showcases 3D printing and artificial intelligence solutions at INTECH

TRUMPF has taken the opportunity of its INTECH in-house trade show to present artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the mechanical engineering industry for the very first time. As a leading provider of Industry 4.0 solutions, the high-tech company is developing […]

GH Induction introduces new website for 3D printed copper coils

GH Induction is offering 3D printed copper coils a standard service through its 3Dinductors website.   The group is presenting its exclusive and pioneering technological approach to 3D printing coils and inductors made of pure copper.  The technology is based on Electron Beam Melting […]

Authentise partners with Microsoft to integrate AM workflow tools into Microsoft Flow

Additive manufacturing (AM) process automation software developer, Authentise has announced a multi-year collaboration with Microsoft to integrate its workflow management system into Microsoft Flow. The collaboration utilises Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform to make digital automations available to AM end-users without any coding knowledge. With Flow, operators […]

Sharebot presents new metalONE 3D printer

Sharebot, an Italian-headquartered developer of desktop and professional grade 3D printers, showcased its latest system, the metalONE 3D printer at the Mecspe manufacturing trade show in Parma this week. It is a relatively small company, but it has a wide range […]

eSUN 3D printing orthopedic insoles looking for agents and franchisees, undertake insole 3D printing service

At present, most of the orthopedic insoles on the market adopt traditional manufacturing methods, and the process is cumbersome and expensive, mainly including manual manufacturing and CNC machining. Among them, the manual manufacturing is hand-polished by the orthopedics, which is […]

Wohlers Report 2019 details developments in AM worldwide

Wohlers Associates, Inc. recently announced the publication of Wohlers Report 2019, the 24th annual installment of its undisputed, industry-leading report on additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing. The worldwide study provides the “pulse” of the industry by reporting on growth, development, […]

RIZE introduces first all-in-one desktop industrial 3D printer

RIZE, Inc., a Boston, USA-based, next-generation additive manufacturing company, has introduced Smart Spaces for Innovation. Smart Spaces are ‘connected, interactive and intelligent environments’ and have been identified by Gartner as one of the top ten technology trends for 2019. RIZE has launched Smart […]

Copper3D joins Ultimaker Material Alliance Program

The Chilean-American company Copper3D Inc., specialized in the development of antimicrobial materials for 3D printing, has just joined the Ultimaker Material Alliance Program of the leading 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker. Copper3D is a company that has been much talked about […]

Identify3D and SLM Solutions expands collaboration to boost security for AM workflow

After announcing their first collaboration in 2018, Identify3D and SLM Solutions have expanded their cooperation to productize their current joint developments to secure intellectual property in the additive manufacturing process chain. As SLM Solutions looks to the future of metal […]

PostProcess Technologies introduces new FORTI removal solution for additive manufacturing

PostProcess Technologies recently announced the launch of a new solution in their lineup of automated, intelligent post-printing solutions for additive manufacturing (AM). The new FORTI™ leverages PostProcess’ proven submersible technology for consistent, hands-free support structure and resin removal on 3D […]

MiiCraft introduces new 3D printers featuring 4K resolution projectors

Taiwanese DLP printer and resin manufacturer, MiiCraft, has announced the Advance/Profession series, a new line of 3D printers featuring 4K resolution projectors. MiiCraft’s latest range of 3D printers is particularly suited for precision manufacturing and are ideal for dental applications and use in the […]

Belgian Kamp C will print 2-storey building with huge State of the Art 3D construction printer from COBOD

Following the announcement a couple of weeks ago that Danish COBOD International had received an order for the largest 3D construction printer in the world from Saudi Arabia, COBOD continues to make news with their 3D Construction printing activity. COBOD […]

BCN3D raises $3M seed funding and spins off as an independent company

Born as a University research group in Barcelona, BCN3D has sold some 5,000 3D printers to date to clients such as BMW, Samsung, Louis Vuitton, Nissan, NASA, HTC, SEAT and ALBA Synchrotron, building a global network of 60 distribution partners. Now the research […]

Omni3D granted patent for Factory 2.0 FDM/FFF 3D printer

Omni3D, a Polish 3D printer and filament manufacturer, has taken steps towards more eco-friendly 3D printing. Founded in 2013, Omni3D is known for the Factory 2.0, a 500 mm (XYZ) sized industrial FDM/FFF 3D printer. Omni3D has been granted patents for two […]

Digital Artisan joins forces with JSR and Castem to develop 3D printed high heel shoes

Digital Artisan, a Japanese design lab has teamed up with chemicals company JSR Corporation, Castem, a manufacturer of precision casting parts, to create “Generative Heel – Formless” high heel shoes using 3D printing technology. Masaharu Ono, director of Digital Artisan […]

CD3D inaugurates first 3D bioprinting cluster in Europe

Polish 3D printer company CD3D has inaugurated its first open 3D bioprinting cluster in Europe. Located in Lodz, Poland, the cluster consists of 21 SKAFFOSYS bioprinter units, which will be used to pursue research and development in the biomedical arena. The new […]

Protolabs teams up with Wohlers Associates to introduce Designing for Additive Manufacturing course

Digital manufacturer Protolabs has teamed with leading additive manufacturing (AM) consultants Wohlers Associates in a joint effort to accelerate design for manufacturing knowledge around 3D printing. The two like-minded organizations are bringing decades of combined AM experience to an immersive […]

WACKER inaugurates first US based ACEO Open Print Lab

WACKER, the Munich based chemical company, has inaugurated its first U.S. based ACEO® Open Print Lab. The new facility, located at WACKER’s Silicone R&D facility in Ann Arbor, MI, is equipped with 3D printers able to process a broad range of […]

Allevi introduces Skin Bioink Kit to produce 3D printed skin cells

Philadelphia-headquartered 3D bioprinting company Allevi has launched the Skin Bioink Kit. A material package, this kit is to be used in conjunction with its 3D bioprinters to produce patches of skin. It aims to allow tissue engineers to design multi-layered skin patches […]

3D-printed electrical room starts operation in southern China

A power distribution room built with 3D printing technology has started operation in Guangzhou, capital of southern China’s Guangdong Province. The electrical room, the first of its kind nationwide, measures 12.1 meters long, 4.5 meters wide and 4.6 meters high. […]

Additive Industries wins first MetalFAB1 order in China

At the second day of the 7th annual Additive World Conference of Additive Industries in Eindhoven, the company announced to have won a first order in China. After the recent appointment of Sinsun-Tech Corporation Ltd as its agent, they sold […]

GE Additive selected by GA-ASI to accelerate metal additive growth

GE Additive recently announced that it has been selected to provide its AddWorksTMconsultancy services to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) – a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, electro-optic and related mission systems.  Following a competitive tender, […]

Mimaki introduces new 3DFF-222 desktop 3D printer

Printing and cutting specialist Mimaki has introduced a new desktop 3D printer, the Mimaki 3DFF-222. The new FFF 3D printer, co-branded with South Korean AM company Sindoh, is designed for production applications, such as functional prototypes, end-use jigs, signage and more. The 3DFF-222 […]

Thales Alenia Space to use 3D printing in the series production of satellites

Franco-Italian aerospace manufacturer Thales Alenia Space is to use 3D printing in the series production of its satellites. Applied to the company’s Spacebus NEO platform, the first run of these additively manufactured components has already been integrated into a commercial satellite project […]

South Korean scientists uses 3D bioprinting to improve cancer treatments

South Korean scientists are working to improve cancer treatments with 3D bioprinting. Professor Sun Ha Paek, Chairman in the Department of Neurosurgery at Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH), and Professor Dong-Woo Cho of the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) have 3D bioprinted glioblastoma-on-a-chip devices […]

Cranfield University launches MSc course on metal additive manufacturing

Cranfield University in the UK has launched an MSc course on metal additive manufacturing (AM). The announcement follows an AM panel discussion held at Photonics West last month in San Francisco, where industry experts highlighted a current lack of suitable AM courses […]

Solvay and Aerosint develop new approach to SLS for 3D printing specialty polymers

Solvay, a Belgian chemicals company with a growing AM materials portfolio, has announced a new research agreement with Belgian 3D printing company Aerosint, which has developed a fascinating new approach to SLS that enables multi-material printing. Through the partnership, the companies will combine […]

NASA 3D prints new copper-based alloy for rocket components

Researchers from NASA have developed and 3D printed a new copper-based alloy for use in rocket propulsion components. GRCop-42, a high strength, high conductivity copper-based alloy, was created by a team from the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Alabama and the NASA Glenn […]

Sabic introduces new AMS31F breakaway support material for FDM technology

SABIC has announced the launch of its AMS31F breakaway support material for Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) technology. The new filament has been designed to be used with SABIC’s ULTEM AM9085F material, a high-performance polyetherimide (PEI), which it launched two years ago at RAPID + TCT. This PEI […]

Stratasys shows increased commitment to UK 3D printing market with two new sites

Leading 3D printer OEM Stratasys has opened two new sites in Cambridge and Derby, and extended its staff within the UK, in order to bolster its infrastructure. The moves are part of an increased commitment to the UK 3D printing market from […]

Professor from University of Pretoria performs world’s first 3D printed middle ear transplant

A medical specialist from the University of Pretoria (UP) Faculty of Health Sciences has pioneered a new surgical procedure that uses 3D printed middle ear bones to treat conductive hearing loss. The innovative solution was recently demonstrated in the world’s […]

The largest 3D construction printer in the world sold by COBOD to Saudi Arabia!

Elite for Construction & Development Co. decided to place the order at COBOD as a response to Saudi Arabia’s need for building 1.5 mill. private houses the next 10 years and to Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, which aims to improve […]

PostProcess Technologies unveils new 3D printed solution for SLA resin removal

PostProcess Technologies is introducing a revolutionary new solution for SLA resin removal as a part of its offering of automated and intelligent additive manufacturing (AM) post-print technologies. Building on its existing portfolio of SLA resin removal technologies with an enhanced chemistry […]

Engineers at MIT uses additive manufacturing to build Origami “Magic-ball” Soft Gripper

Engineers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have used 3D printing to build a robotic device capable of gripping a wide range of objects. The findings of the research were published in a paper titled, A Vacuum-driven Origami “Magic-ball” Soft […]

UNYQ unveils new 3D printed prosthetic leg socket

UNYQ, a company specializing in custom 3D printed medical wearables, has launched its latest product: the UNYQ Socket, a 3D printed prosthetic leg socket. The new medical device can be paired with UNYQ’s custom 3D printed prosthetic covers and integrates […]

CELLINK introduces new Lumen X biocompatible light curing bioprinter

Swedish bioprinting startup CELLINK is now launching yet another a partnership with Volumetric, a Texas-based startup. The two companies will combine their expertise to develop and launch the new Lumen X bioprinter and more technologies to come in the future. The […]

Cummins Takes Next Step in 3D Printing and the Future of Manufacturing

Cummins has sold its first metal part printed on one of its own 3D printers, moving the company a significant step closer to the exciting potential of additive manufacturing. The part was a low-volume bracket for a customer in Cummins’ […]

STPL 3D Printing crafts 6 feet sculpture of Spiderman with additive manufacturing

India-based STPL 3D Printing, a company pioneers in rapid prototyping & additive manufacturing services, has developed a fully 3D printed 6 feet “SPIDERMAN” sculpture with extreme detail in just one week. The fully 3D printed model of spiderman has been created […]

Deutsche Bahn increases efficiency of AM processes with software solutions from 3YOURMIND

3YOURMIND, the Berlin-based software provider for industrial 3D printing processes has extended their partnership with the Deutsche Bahn. Deutsche Bahn is using the software solutions from 3YOURMIND to collect promising 3D printing applications from throughout their company in order to […]

Arkema and 3DXTech bring FluorX™ filament to Ultimaker’s Cura Marketplace

Arkema has joined the Ultimaker Material Alliance Program, bringing a very high-performance polymer to the program. The new PVDF-based filament, known as FluorX, is produced by 3DXTech and is specifically designed for printing highly technical 3D parts that require extreme performance. Ultimaker’s Marketplace allows users to […]

SAHAS Softech announces partnership with Farsoon Technologies And Uniontech

India-based SAHAS Softech has announced its partnership with FARSOON Technologies for Plastic Laser Sintering (PLS) and with Uniontech for Stereolithography (SLA). SAHAS will be “Exclusive partner” to both the companies to manage the ‘Application Business Development’ and ‘After Sales services’ for the Machines, […]

Safran Group sets to open additive manufacturing campus in Bordeaux

France’s Safran Group, one of the largest aerospace companies in the world, has announced that it will open a €68 million additive manufacturing campus in Bordeaux, France. Named Campus Safran Additive, the company has received local support for the complex which is […]

Authentise launches new mobile web application for additive manufacturing operators

Authentise (www.authentise.com), the leader in data-driven workflow tools for additive manufacturing, has released a mobile web application for its users. With this tool, Authentise extends its digital thread from the printers, data of which it has already integrated, to every […]

Victrex invests multi-million euro in Bond High Performance 3D Technology

Victrex, a UK-based specialist in high-performance polymers, has announced a multi-million euro investment in Dutch 3D printing company Bond High Performance 3D Technology. The companies seek to accelerate the development of 3D printing technologies for high-performance PAEK materials. It is no […]

Nanofabrica unveils new micro 3D printing platform

Israeli startup Nanofabrica has introduced a new micro 3D printing platform that addresses many of the challenges typically associated with nano-printing processes: cost, limited size, speed and mass production. The company says its new platform will open up numerous applications […]

IDEC and Wehl & Partner use Stratasys 3D printer for Areospace tooling

Spanish aerospace composite specialist IDEC and German advanced prototyping service provider, Wehl & Partner, have employed the use of a Stratasys 3D printer in a government-funded project exploring the capabilities of Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) technology in aerospace parts. The goal of the project is to […]

AddiFab wins EU grant to accelerate Freeform Injection Molding technology

Danish advanced manufacturing company, AddiFab has announced it has been awarded an EU grant of 1.6 million Euro to boost the commercial readiness of its Freeform Injection Molding technology. The funding has been provided under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 […]

Bugatti uses SLM Solutions’ metal 3D printer to develop optimised functional components

From BMW’s optimised fixture for its i8 Roadster’s soft top to XEV’s eclectic car or Volkswagen’s manufacturing aids, 3D printing has found itself an application in just about every aspect of the automotive production line. Now, high-performance sports car manufacturer, Bugatti has detailed how it has been […]

Made In Space announces significant milestone in development of Archinaut program

Made In Space, the company responsible for sending the first 3D printer into space, has announced a significant milestone in the development of its Archinaut program. The California-based company has successfully demonstrated the Archinaut’s additive manufacturing and robotic assembly capabilities in […]

STPL 3D creates India’s first 3D printed “Empowered Women Wall” for VETERANS INDIA

Gujarat-based STPL 3D Printing, a company pioneers in rapid prototyping & additive manufacturing services, has developed the India’s first 3D printed Empowered Women Wall for VETERANS INDIA SURAT. Formed in 2015, the VETERANS INDIA is the organisation led by ex-servicemen […]

Swinburne University’s Repairbot 3D printed a replacement lug on headlamp

In a world-first, a joint industry-research 3D printing robot, Repairbot, has successfully 3D printed a replacement lug on an automotive headlamp assembly as part of a project underway at Swinburne University. The Repairbot project is an industry research collaboration between […]

Keyence introduces new high-precision color 3D scanner

Japan-based measuring instruments and vision systems manufacturer, Keyence, has launched its new high-precision color 3D scanner. Boasting ±10 μm accuracy with 2 µm repeatability, the 3D scanner CMM has a fixed structure design and a rotating 360° stage enabling the […]

Lithoz installs CeraFab 7500 ceramic 3D printer at Colorado School of Mines

Austrian ceramic 3D printing specialist Lithoz has joined the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT), an industry-academia consortium dedicated to solving challenges in additive manufacturing. Through the partnership, Lithoz also installed its CeraFab 7500 ceramic 3D printer at the Colorado School of […]

Keystone Industries partners with Carbon to 3D print night guards and bite splints

Keystone Industries, a New Jersey-based company collaborated with Carbon collaborated to optimize its patent-pending KeySplint Soft 3D printing resin for night guards and bite splints with Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology. The combined unique technologies allow for an efficient additive manufacturing […]

Renishaw 3D printed medical device used in ground-breaking Parkinson’s Drug Trial

Global engineering company Renishaw has built a device that has been used in a ground-breaking clinical trial. Manufactured by Renishaw on behalf of the North Bristol NHS Trust, the device enabled the precise delivery of a new drug candidate, Glial […]

NAMIC Summit 2019 to focus on the role of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) in accelerating industrial adoption of Additive Manufacturing

NAMIC’s Summit Series is back with the 2019 edition, featuring a week-long line-up of activities and programmes for attendees to upgrade their knowledge and network with the key stakeholders of the fast-paced ever-evolving realm of Additive Manufacturing.Presenting a variety of […]

GE Additive metal 3D printing harnessed in development of new dental abutment solution

GE Additive’s Concept Laser metal additive manufacturing technology has been leveraged in the development of a hybrid dental abutment to be launched by an oral implantologist at IDS next week. Prof. Dr. Mario Kern is set to debut his ‘Extended Anatomic Platform’ (EAP) in Cologne, […]

U.S. Army 3D printed high-strength spare parts to revolutionize logistics

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), is using customized steel alloy powder to 3D print high-strength spare parts for ground vehicles in a bid to “to revolutionize logistics.” “Additive manufacturing is going to have […]

Massivit launches new Massivit 1800 Pro 3D printing solution

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions, has expanded its portfolio of solutions with the new Massivit 1800 Pro that offers brand-new features including a ground-breaking, patented Variable Resolution capability, new advancements optimizing durability […]

Researchers from Fraunhofer IWU develop new Screw Extrusion Additive Manufacturing system

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU in Chemnitz, Germany have developed Screw Extrusion Additive Manufacturing (SEAM), a system that is eight times faster than conventional 3D printing.   According to researchers, the SEAM system […]

Fillamentum introduces new FFF filament called Vinyl 303 for 3D printing

Czech 3D printer materials brand Fillamentum has launched another new FFF filament. Named Vinyl 303, this material is made from PVC, presenting excellent resistance to chemical corrosion, fire retardancy and high mechanical performance. The material was developed by Fillamentum in collaboration with RESITECH […]

HP India to build Centre of Excellence for 3D printing in Andhra Pradesh

HP Inc India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh government to build a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for 3D printing in the state. The state of Andhra Pradesh in India is slowly becoming a hub for additive manufacturing in India. Recently, […]

Scientists develop 3D printed plastic-composite sensor capable of spotting a change in the water

A Spanish-Israeli team of scientists has developed a novel, 3D printed plastic-composite sensor capable of detecting small amounts of water. The research led by the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and published in Advanced Functional Materials, addresses the limitations of organic polymers in […]

CECIMO welcomes EU’s focus on Additive Manufacturing in planned trade deal between EU and US

CECIMO, the European Association for the Additive Manufacturing sector, endorses the EU’s commitment to keep additive manufacturing (AM) as one of the priorities areas in EU-US talks for a trade deal on industrial goods. Forging EU-US cooperation on regulations and […]

3D bioprinted proximal tubules mimic human kidney functions

Wyss Institute Core Faculty member Jennifer Lewis, Sc.D. is leading some of the most advanced and yet very real progress in 3D bioprinting. Unlike others, her team is not promising 3D bioprinted organs for transplants any time soon but nevertheless her […]

Optomec announces new LENS CS 600 and CS 800 Controlled Atmosphere DED Systems

US-based Optomec – a leading global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals, has launched two new LENS CS 600 and CS 800 Controlled Atmosphere (CA) DED Systems. Part of the company’s Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping […]

3D Hubs announces $1000 3D printing student grant 2019

Online manufacturing service provider 3D Hubs, is providing a $1000 grant to students who can show innovative and entrepreneurial skills in 3D printing. Founded in 2013, 3D Hubs is one of the largest global manufacturing networks with offices in Amsterdam, London, […]

Titanium pressure vessel for space exploration built successfully using the Wire + Arc Additive Manufacturing process

A team comprising of Thales Alenia Space, Cranfield University and Glenalmond Technologies have successfully produced a first full-scale prototype of a titanium pressure vessel to be used in future manned missions for space exploration. The piece is approximately 1m in height and […]

UC Davis Health Surgeons Use 3D Printed Medical Model to Reconstruct Eye Socket

3D printed medical models are improving the way UC Davis Health physicians are able to diagnose, treat, and educate patients, medical students, and themselves about health conditions, some of which may be quite rare and difficult to treat. The 3D printer UC […]

QT Ultrasound discovers 3D printing as diagnostic tool for breast cancer

California-headquartered medical imaging company QT Ultrasound has used its detailed pictures of microanatomy to 3D print a model of a woman’s breast tissue. A tangible model of the complex duct system, the model presents a potential avenue for diagnosticians working with breast […]

Markforged introduces Additive Manufacturing University program

US-based 3D printer manufacturer Markforged  has announced a major milestone, “Additive Manufacturing University program” for learning and better understanding of 3D printing processes. The program is a new scheme of workshops, on-site training, learning exercises and resources. It is committed to boost […]

The 3D printed DFAB HOUSE developed by ETH Zurich is now officially open

The DFAB HOUSE, a collaborative effort between ETH Zurich researchers and industrial partners, has officially been opened. A real feat for 3D printed architecture, the building was constructed using a range of cutting edge technologies including additive manufacturing, robotics and […]

Roboze announces partnership with 3D printing consultancy business Neofab

Roboze, an Italian industrial 3D printer manufacturer, has expanded its presence in Europe through a partnership with Neofab, a 3D printing consultancy business based in Le Mans, France. This strategic collaboration aims to address the growing demand for additive manufacturing production […]

Researchers from UOW develop custom 3D bioprinter for treating microtia

Researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia have developed a custom 3D bioprinter dedicated specifically to treating microtia, a congenital deformity that results in an underdeveloped external ear. The bespoke bioprinter, named 3D Alek, was recently installed at […]

Fortify partners with Royal DSM to develop composite materials for 3D printing

Boston-based Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM) company Fortify has partnered with Dutch multinational chemical company Royal DSM to develop composite materials for the 3D printing of structural parts. The collaboration will utilize Fortifiy’s DCM platform and fiber processing expertise in conjunction with DSM’s 3D printing […]

USPTO Approves Authentise Secure Streaming and Monitoring Patent for Digital Manufacturing

Authentise, the leader in data-driven workflow tools for additive manufacturing, recently announced that the USPTO has approved its patent: ‘System, method and Program Product for Digital Production Management.’ The patent shows how streaming designs or machine code directly into manufacturing devices […]

Tangible Solutions expands its 3D printing facility in Ohio

Contract 3D printed implant manufacturer Tangible Solutions has announced the expansion of its facility in Fairborn, Ohio. The site, which has gradually grown in size over the past five years, has now gained another 6,000 sq. ft. in order to support market demand. […]

Shapeways announces partnership with Carbon

3D printing service provider Shapeways has announced its partnership with digital manufacturing company Carbon, expanding its 3D printing services portfolio. Through our partnership with Carbon, select Shapeways customers will now have access to their breakthrough Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS™) technology, which opens up entire […]

Accreate Labs to develop 3D printed User Interface panels for ISRO space project

Accreate Labs, a Bengaluru-based 3D printing service bureau, has stepped forward to produce 3D printed User Interface panels and parts in two aerospace projects. The start-up will provide such parts to the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) operated Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) called […]

Innovate UKfund FabRx and Remedy Health to 3D print medicine

Award-winning 3D printing tech start-up, Remedy Health, and pharma-tech pioneering experts, FabRx, will work together to turn their dream of personalised 3D printed medicine into a reality on the back of grant funding from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency. The […]

Aurora Labs to develop instructional guide for 3D printed medical implants

Australian metal 3D printer manufacturer Aurora Labs has agreed to develop designs, specifications and parameters for the 3D printing of titanium medical implants. Developed under partnership with the University of Western Australia(UWA) and Royal Perth Hospital (RPH), the parameters will come in the form of […]

A student from RMIT University receives $15,000 prize for 3D printed steel tool

A PhD candidate from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia has been awarded a $15,000 prize for developing a 3D printed steel tool that is capable of cutting titanium alloys as well as—if not better than—traditionally manufactured steel tools. The achievement […]

3DEO to expand metal 3D printer production capability in first quarter of 2019

3DEO, Inc., a metal 3D printed part provider based in Los Angeles, has announced it is increasing its production capability over twofold for the first quarter of 2019. The expansion for 3DEO comes as a response to greater customer demand, with […]

New 3D printer uses rays of light to shape objects, transform product design

University of California, Berkeley has developed a new type of 3D printer that uses rays of light to turn liquids into solids in a matter of minutes. Dubbed the ‘The Replicator’ by its creators referencing the famous Star Trek technology; the […]

RadMax collaborates with NIU students to redesign and 3D print industrial prototypes

A team of students from Northern Illinois University are leveraging design and 3D printing technologies to help product development company RadMax consolidate and improve its proprietary axial vane rotary devices. RadMax, a Spokane, Washington-based company owned by Regi U.S., Inc., […]

Titomic exclusively licenses 2 new patents from CSIRO

Australian advanced manufacturing company Titomic Limited 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 the […]

Researchers at St. Mary’s Hospital uses 3D printing to develop biocompatible splint

Researchers at St. Mary’s Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, have applied 3D printing to the treatment of a condition that can cause respiratory problems and sleep disorders. In a clinical study, the team used 3D printing to develop a biocompatible splint that could […]

Researchers identify cause of metal 3D printing defects using X-rays

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have made a breakthrough in identifying how gas pockets form in parts during the additive manufacturing process. The research, which involved using high-energy X-rays to analyze the […]

Carbon introduces new 3D printing solutions for dental industry

Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) company Carbon has launched a range of new 3D printing solutions for the dental market. Bolstering its recent partnership with America’s National Dentex Labs (NDX) and a growing range of dental resins, the company has […]

Nano Dimension receives US and Korea patents for dielectric ink

Additive electronics provider Nano Dimension announced that it has received approval from both the U.S. and Korea Patents and Trademark Offices for the company’s core technology of its dielectric ink. Nano Dimension’s dielectric ink has been shown to provide excellent […]

U.S. Air Force installs 3D printed metal and plastic parts on C-5 Super Galaxy aircraft

At the Dover Air Base, Delaware, a Lockheed Martin C-5 Super Galaxy (tail number: 70035), large military transport aircraft, has been upgraded with 3D printed metal and plastic parts, reducing sustainment costs. Eddie Preston, a senior materials engineer for the Rapid Sustainment Office […]

Digital Metal receives UL certification for its metal binder jetting system DM P2500

Digital Metal has received notice of completion of product testing and authorization to apply the UL Mark to its metal binder jetting system DM P2500. The company is also presenting two new supported meta alloys: Inconel 625 and the very interesting […]

RIZE announces partnership deal with Instadesign Group

RIZE, a Boston, USA-based, color 3D printer manufacturer, reported that SOLIDWORKS Certified Solution Partner, Instadesign Group, has become a RIZE Authorized Reseller. With this announcement, RIZE introduces its award-winning full color-capable additive manufacturing solutions to the Quebec, Canada market. Headquartered in Laval, […]

GE Power installs 3D printing machines for Clemson University students

At its Advanced Manufacturing Works (AMW) in Greenville, South Carolina, GE Power has installed three 3D printing machines. These machines are for the use of Clemson University students who can now work side by side with GE engineers at the newly established Advanced Manufacturing […]

Autodesk, Arkema and Farsoon collaborate to advance polymer AM

Working together, Autodesk, Arkema and Farsoon are developing an optimized software, hardware, and advanced materials ecosystem with the goal of accelerating industrial production with polymer laser sintering. When hardware, software and materials are developed together, it simplifies the design to print process, making it easier […]

SprintRay introduces new Pro95 desktop 3D printer

Californian dental 3D printer manufacturer SprintRay has introduced the Pro95 desktop 3D printer. A successor to the MoonRay S Digital Light Processing (DLP) machine, the Pro has over double the print capacity. The Pro also includes a new, cloud-connected software suite which predicts problems, automates workflows […]

Stratasys introduces full-color PolyJet machine to 3D print ultra-realistic dental models

Leading 3D printer OEM Stratasys has introduced a new full-color PolyJet machine. The J720 Dental can 3D print ultra-realistic dental models using 500,000 color combinations. Barry Diener, Dental Segment Sales Leader, Stratasys, said, “Labs today operate in a very competitive space where differentiation […]

BASF to drive 3D printing with investment of $2 million into Alchemist Accelerator

Multinational chemical company BASF has invested $2 million into the Alchemist Accelerator through BASF Venture Capital GmbH (BVC), to drive new technologies such as 3D printing. The Alchemist Accelerator is a new venture-backed initiative focused on developing seed-stage technology-based ventures that monetize from enterprises (not consumers). […]

Local Motors deploys 3D printed Olli shuttles to Sacramento State

Sacramento State university is welcoming its newest on-campus resident: Olli, the 3D printed, self-driving shuttle. The vehicle, developed by Phoenix-based Local Motors, has been deployed to the California university as the result of Sacramento State submitting a compelling use-case scenario in […]

SMARTTECH3D showcases its MICRON3D color 10Mpix scanner at TCT Asia 2019

SMARTTECH3D has introduced its MICRON3D color 10Mpix scanner at TCT Asia 2019 Show. Exchangeable lenses allowing for easy Fields of View (FOV) change, new version of SMARTTECH3D measuring software capable of extended data processing, full object geometry, and each scanned […]

VELO3D improves Flow software for metal additive manufacturing

California-based metal additive manufacturing technology company VELO3D has made enhancements to its Flow print preparation software. VELO3D’s Flow software is designed specifically for its Sapphire System, a laser powder bed metal additive machine. The software works to determine predictable print outcomes using an […]

Farsoon announces new Flight Technology at TCT Asia 2019

Farsoon announces the development of its new Flight™ Technology which will enhance the productivity of the current state – of – art plastic laser sintering technology to a new level at the TCT Asia 2019. With a background of over […]

Poeir Jets Develops India’s First Heavy-lift Hybrid Drones

Following the successful launch of the country’s first Microjet Engine series, Poeir has moved on to develop India’s first Heavy lift Hybrid drones, which was launched at Aero India 2019. With this launch the company aims to establish itself as […]

GKN Additive inaugurates first customer center in China

Metal AM company GKN Additive announced the opening of its first customer center in China. The new facility, located in Danyang, will house cutting edge 3D printing equipment and will enable the company to teach its clients about the technology and design […]

DSTA and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems dive into additive manufacturing for submarines

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, a branch of German multinational engineering group Thyssenkrupp, and Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore additive manufacturing and data analytics for naval applications. Under the agreement, DSTA and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems will explore […]

US Air Force Awards nScrypt Research Company Contract for 3D Printed Conformal Phased Array Antenna Project

Florida-based nScrypt, which manufactures industrial systems for micro-dispensing and 3D printing, is already seeing its technology used for military applications with the US Army. But now the US Air Force has jumped on the nScrypt bandwagon as well. Sciperio, nScrypt’s research and development think tank, was awarded a second […]

Aconity3D and Aerosint partner to develop Laser Powder Bed Fusion technology

Aerosint, an SLS 3D printer manufacturer based in Belgium, and Aconity3D, a German metal 3D printer manufacturer, have partnered to further development of Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) technology. The partners are ultimately aiming to implement Aerosint’s re-coating technology into the […]

Thor3D introduces new hand-held 3D scanner called Calibry

3D scanning company Thor3D has introduced its newest hand-held 3D scanner, Calibry, at the TCT Asia Exhibition.   The first of its kind, Calibry is a hand-held 3D scanner meant to capture medium and large objects. It has a built-in touchscreen for […]

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 […]