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Ford automates design of 3D printed production tools with trinckle

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

GoProto launches additive manufacturing facility in Australia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shree Rapid Technologies to inaugurate Customer Innovation Centre in Mumbai

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Micro 3d Printing Mined for Future 5g Mobile Connections

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

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

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

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

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


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

Formlabs Releases Reformulated High Temp Resin for SLA 3D Printing

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

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

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


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

Lockheed Martin to combine machine learning, 3D printing

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

3D-Printed Glucose Biosensor Developed for Diabetic Patients

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

How a pioneering 3D printing technique is revolutionising healthcare

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

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

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


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


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

AM is literally taking off at GE

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

EOS and Etihad Airways to expand industrial 3D printing

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

Canon announces Solutions for Ceramic 3D Printing

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

Eaton Achieves AS9100 Rev D Certification in 3D Printing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Materialise Greenlights Ultimaker S5 for Medical 3d Printing

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

Nanogrande’s Molecular 3D Printing Concept

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

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

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

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

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

I3DPn Launch and Roundtable: Future of Indian AM Industry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Structo Announces Appointment of New Vice President of Global Sales

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

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

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

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

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

EOS and Etihad Airways Engineering set to expand AM capabilities

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

Shape your AM Business at Inside 3D Printing Mumbai

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

VDMA demonstrates AM Process Chain

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

Aurora labs aims high with high speed metal 3D printing

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

Materialise Focuses On Productivity, Connectivity, Partnerships

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

3D Printed Dental Implant Shows Promise Over Conventional Counterparts

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

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

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

Vdma Identifies Need for Automated Post Processing With Additive Manufacturing Roadmap

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

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

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

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

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

Siemens introduces new advancements for the industrialization of additive manufacturing

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

An Update From Additive Industries

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

BMW Surpasses One Million 3D Printed Automotive Components

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

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

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

PTC Acquires Frustum in $70 Million Generative Design Deal

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

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

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

Intech strengthens its position in AM by adding MetalFAB1

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

Whirlpool takes to 3D Printing Spare Parts

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

Renishaw and Sandvik power the future of metal Additive Manufacturing

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

Trumpf premiered green laser to print copper and gold at Formnext

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

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

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

Stratasys introduces range of FDM & Polyjet 3D printing materials

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

Dyemansion presents parts finished with new VaporFuse Surfacing Technology at Formnext

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

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

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

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

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

HRE Wheels and Ge Additive Unveil 3d Printed Titanium Wheel

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

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

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

Arburg has extended its portfolio for industrial additive manufacturing

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

TRUMPF applies Industry 4.0 to 3D printing

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


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

MicroMaker3D Team Introduces New Laminated Resin Printing Technology

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

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

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

Autodesk Exploring 3D Printed Construction?

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

Basf Presents New 3d Printing Materials and Alliances at Formnext

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

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

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

The Xioneer X1S Industrial 3D Printer

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

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

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

Stratasys Unveils Layered Powder Metallurgy 3d Printing Platform

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

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

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

Indian 3D Printing Network Previews: Formnext 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additive Manufacturing Technologies speeds up automated post-production with Mitsubis

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

Materialise launches Magics 23 for metal 3D printing optimization

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

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

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

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

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

Origin launches Open Additive Production platform and announces BASF partnership

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

METALS project publishes online course on Additive Manufacturing

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

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

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

RPS launches SLA based printer

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

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

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

Kodak and Evolve Additive Solutions Announce 3D Printing Partnership

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

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

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

BASF invests in Prismlab patented large scale 3D printing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yissum Announces New Platform for 3D Printing of Personalized Medicine

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

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

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

AARK Engineering 3D-Prints Dummy for Automotive Passenger Tests

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

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

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

ETH Zürich Develops Bioinspired 3D-Printed Recyclable Materials

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

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

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

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

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

Kaiser Aluminum Acquires AM Manufacturer Imperial Machine Tool

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

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

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

ASTM Funding Development of Standards for AM Industry

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

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

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

GE Developing AM for Locomotive Technology

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

India’s first ISO 13485 approved 3D metal implant provider

India’s first ISO 13485 approved 3D metal implant provider Incredible AM Pvt Ltd, based near Pune, has achieved the important milestone of ISO 13485 approval to supply medical devices. The facility layout is already approved by the Indian FDA, and […]

The Latest in 3D Printing

3D print material, E-RigidForm was used by our builders to 3D print the chain in a single piece on an Xede 3SP 3D printer, which offers a build area of 18 x 18 x 18 inches.

Medical Imagery Meets 3D Printing

Medical modeling company Trinota uses EnvisionTEC’s technology

Jewelry Manufacturer Upgrades to EnvisionTEC 3D Printers for Quality Results

Chandlers Manufacturing Jewellers PTY Ltd (Chandlers) is situated at the pivot building, Monte Casino Boulevard, Johannesburg, South Africa. The business has been operating for more than 25 years and during the past decade has grown to a staff of 40+ individuals.

Let Us Print Your Part

At EnvisionTEC, we aren’t new to this 3D printing thing. And we aren’t re-inventing it either. EnvisionTEC’s leaders have been on the front lines of the additive movement — actually inventing and developing the field since its infancy. And it shows.

Stop by and Learn Onsite

This year, visit us at upcoming shows and events: Our team of experts are live onsite at IMTS 2018 in booth #432405 at the McCormick Place complex this week.

The Digital Dentistry Technology Impact

EnvisonTEC’s customer, Anthony M. Puntillo D.D.S., M.S.D. was recently interviewed regarding the technology he’s incorporating into his practice.

The international magazine for metal AM

Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine brings together news and exclusive articles on technical and commercial developments in the industry. It is published quarterly in both print (ISSN 2057-3014) and digital (ISSN 2055-7183) formats.

Registration is now open for TCT Show 2018 @ NEC, 25th–27th September

TCT Show is a world-leading design-to-manufacturing event delivering business-critical insights on 3D printing, additive manufacturing, CAD/CAE, metrology and inspection as well as conventional manufacturing processes such as moulding, casting and CNC machining.

Discover the Fifth Wave: Metal Additive Manufacturing

Metal additive manufacturing is revolutionizing how parts are designed and produced, offering solutions that were impossible just a few years ago.

Additive Manufacturing – A Metallurgical Perspective

As with any other manufacturing process, different materials provide different benefits for particular applications.

BASF highlights potential of Ultrafuse 316LX in PIM International exclusive

BASF SE’s Catamold® feedstock is synonymous with the high-volume production of components by Metal Injection Moulding (MIM)

Johnson & Johnson acquires metal AM implant manufacturer Emerging Implant Technologies

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, through its subsidiary Johnson & Johnson Medical GmbH, Norderstedt, Germany, has acquired Emerging Implant Technologies GmbH (EIT)

Additive Manufacturing Forum set for March 2019

The third Additive Manufacturing Forum, organised by IPM AG, Germany’s Institute for Production Management, will take place in Berlin, Germany, from March 14-15, 2019.

EOS M 300-4 metal Additive Manufacturing system unveiled at IMTS

EOS, Krailling, Germany, has unveiled its new EOS M 300-4 system, the first in the EOS M 300 Series for digital industrial Additive Manufacturing and previewed by Metal AM magazine during the exclusive EOS Technology Days in July 2018.

Ingersoll Rand turns to PostProcess for aerodynamic surface finishing

In a new case study, PostProcess Technologies, Buffalo, New York, USA, reports that its automated surface finishing technology has delivered excellent surface finish standards and replicable results…

Aerospace parts bureau commissions custom Sciaky EBAM system

FAMAero, Fenton, Michigan, USA, a privately-owned bureau specialising in metal additively manufactured parts, has commissioned a custom Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) system from Sciaky, Inc.,

MIM2019 abstract submission deadline draws near

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for presentations at MIM2019: International Conference on Injection Molding of Metals, Ceramics and Carbides, is September 28, 2018.

3D Printing Post-Processing Conference & AM Integrated Factory Conference set for December

The half-day 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference and AM Integrated Factory Conference, organised by Jakajima B.V., will be held at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands, on December 4, 2018.

Powder Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing of Titanium Conference issues Call for Presentations

The 2019 Powder Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing of Titanium Conference (PMTi2019) has issued a Call for Papers for presentation at its first USA-based event.

Xaar to Present Latest Performance Enhancing Printhead Technology for 3d Printing

Xaar is inviting visitors to see the latest in printhead technology on stand J21 at this year’s TCT Show, September 25-27 at the NEC in Birmingham. There they can learn how innovations such as Xaar’s High Laydown Technology and our partnerships with industry leading companies help integrators and machine producers to get ahead in 3D Printing.

EOS and Siemens strengthen partnership for Additive Manufacturing

EOS, based in Krailling, Germany, has strengthened its partnership with Siemens AG, Munich, Germany, for the acceleration of Additive Manufacturing technology development and its application.

GKN Powder Metallurgy continues to drive series production of metal AM components with HP partnership

GKN Powder Metallurgy’s recently announced strategic collaboration with HP Inc. will see the company become the first to deploy the newly-launched HP Metal Jet, HP’s first metal Additive Manufacturing system, into its factories for the production of functional metal parts for automotive and industrial applications.

DNV GL launches approval of manufacturer scheme for maritime Additive Manufacturing

Classification society DNV GL, Oslo, Norway, has released what it states is the first approval of manufacturer (AoM) scheme for companies wishing to supply additively manufactured products for the maritime industry that comply with the DNV GL rules and standards.

Sintavia announces further expansion to its metal Additive Manufacturing capacity

Following a recent announcement in which it stated that it had added two industrial-scale metal Additive Manufacturing systems to its fleet of in-house production equipment, Sintavia, LLC, Davie, Florida, USA, states that it has added a further two machines.

Guyson to launch new ATEX blast cabinet systems

Industrial finishing equipment manufacturer Guyson International, Skipton, UK, will showcase its new Euroblast® Ex range of blast systems at TCT Show 2018, Birmingham, UK, September 25-27, 2018.

Read the September 2018 issue of PIM International online today

The September 2018 issue of Powder Injection Moulding International has been released and is now available to read for free in our online viewer or download in pdf format.

3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions launch DMP Factory 500

3D Systems, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA, and Georg Fischer AG’s GF Machining Solutions, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, have launched their first joint Additive Manufacturing solution, the DMP Factory 500.

Optomec launches new large-format metal AM system with hybrid machining

Optomec, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, has announced the launch of its LENS 860 Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere (CA) System at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2018.

GKN Aerospace wins contract for Additive Manufacturing of rocket engine turbines

GKN Aerospace Sweden AB has been awarded a development and manufacturing contract by ArianeGroup, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

HP Metal Jet: HP launches its first metal Additive Manufacturing system

HP Inc., has launched HP Metal Jet, the company’s first metal Additive Manufacturing system, at this years International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The Barnes Group Advisors and Purdue University to offer online Additive Manufacturing Certificate

Purdue University’s College of Engineering, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, will offer an Additive Manufacturing Certificate through its Purdue Online Learning service beginning in early 2019.

Formnext reports exhibition ‘full to capacity’

The organiser of Formnext 2018, set to run in Frankfurt, Germany, from November 13-16, 2018, has announced that the two levels of the exhibition Hall 3 are now full to capacity.

Gevorkyan adds post-processing and automation capabilities, plans to invest in metal AM

Gevorkyan s.r.o., a family-owned business based in Vlkanová, Slovakia, was established more than twenty years ago by military aircraft engineer Artur Gevorkyan.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory acquires BeAM Modulo 400 metal Additive Manufacturing machine

BeAM, headquartered in Strasbourg, France, and with facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, and Singapore, has announced the sale of a Modulo 400 Directed Energy Deposition (DED)

Sumitomo Corporation of Americas announces minority investment in Sintavia

Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA), New York, USA, the largest subsidiary of Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation, has made a minority investment in metal additive manufacturer Sintavia, LLC, Davie, Florida, USA.

Desktop Metal introduces Studio System+ and Studio Fleet for metal Additive Manufacturing

Desktop Metal, Burlington, Massachusetts, USA, has added a new metal Additive Manufacturing system to its offering.

Metalysis begins production with first industrial-scale metal powder plant

Metalysis Ltd., Rotheram, South Yorkshire, UK, has launched its first commercial metal alloy powder production plant at its facility in Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire, UK.

FLIR Systems’ new equipment for NDT and stress mapping of advanced materials

FLIR Systems, headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, USA, has launched its FLIR A6750sc SLS thermal imaging camera range for the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of advanced materials.

Link3D launches its Production Planning System for optimisation of Additive Manufacturing workflows

Link3D, New York, New York, USA, has introduced its Link3D Production Planning System (PPS), powered by Advanced Build Simulation and machine connectivity.

Collision-free swimming with ultrasound

By means of ultrasound, dolphins and pilot whales are able to find their way even in dark and murky waters using their natural echo sounder. Submarines also use ultrasound technology for locating purposes.

Researchers overcome color limitations in 3D powder sintering

In recent years, selective powder sintering for 3D printing has taken off as an increasingly affordable solution for manufacturing made-to-order elements of almost any shape or geometry, impacting multiple sectors of industry.

Stryker’s Pre-Clinical Animal Trials Show Bone In-Growth for 3D-Printed Tritanium® Cages

Stryker’s Spine division has announced the publication of a pre-clinical animal study comparing the performance of spinal implants made from a variety of materials

MultiMechanics & Fortify Partner to Make Composite 3D Printing More Predictable

MultiMechanics and Fortify have announced a strategic partnership to improve the predictability of composite 3D printing.

Digitization Changing the Economics of Manufacturing

The Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to gain traction and is completely changing the economics of manufacturing, for those willing to embrace the change.

3D-Printed ‘Smart’ Machine Components Alert Users to Damage

researchers at the United Technologies Research Center and UConn have developed ‘smart’ machine components that alert users when they are worn or damaged

3DBear App Helps Children Design 3D-Printable Toys in Augmented Reality

Finland’s 3DBear startup created the 3DBear app to enable children to design their own 3D-printable toys in augmented reality.

Are you a start-up or research company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad

The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative is open to early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, research labs and government

AI device identifies objects at the speed of light

A team of UCLA electrical and computer engineers has created a physical artificial neural network — a device modeled on how the human brain works

Bioprinting in space

The physical exploration of space began in the 1950s with the race between the Soviet Union and the United States for who could take those weightless first steps.

Markforged Metal X Launches at HK3D in the UK

The Markforged Metal X has arrived at Rugby-based HK3d in the UK.

3D-Printed Lithium-Ion Batteries Yield Fourfold Increase in Capacity

A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University has vastly improved the capacity and charge-discharge rates for lithium-ion batteries by 3D-printing the microlattice structure.

ETH Zurich Constructing World’s First House to Use 3D Sand Printed Formwork

Researchers at ETH Zurich are moving forward rapidly on construction of the DFAB House, the world’s first full-scale architectural project to use 3D sand printing for its formwork.

Shining 3D Partners with AGE Solutions to Integrate Maestro 3D Ortho Studio

SHINING 3D from the 3D digitizing and 3D printing industry, has announced its new partnership with AGE Solutions -a professional dental design software solution provider

Reebok & BASF Create High-Rebound Outsole on Liquid Speed Shoe

Reebok worked with BASF on the formulation of a urethane-based liquid that could be drawn on to create an outsole that melds with the lacing on its Liquid Speed shoe. Comfort is key in running shoes, where performance depends largely on how comfortably the shoe fits.

Fiber lasers: unique tools for automotive & aerospace manufacturing

Automotive and aerospace manufacturers are increasingly turning to fiber lasers to resolve their manufacturing challenges.

3D metal printing at micrometer scale

The FluidFM μ3Dprinter, developed by Cytosurge AG, directly prints microscopic and submicroscopic complex metal structures at room temperature

3D printing the next generation of batteries

Additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3-D printing, can be used to manufacture porous electrodes for lithium-ion batteries

France’s Arkema Launches New 3D Printing Center of Excellence in PA

Arkema, a France-based chemicals company, has opened a new 3D Printing Centre of Excellence at its Sartomer Exton, PA facility.

Materialise 3D-Prints Life-Size Lier Mammoth Skeleton

Materialise is creating a complete life-size replica of the Lier Mammoth that will go on display in the city of Lier, where the original was discovered in 1869.

Novel 3D-Printing Technology to Print Sensor Electronics on Skin

A new 3D printing technology can print electronics in skin to provide chemical sensors for soldiers in combat zones and new treatments for skin disorders.

3D-Printed Bioscaffolds to Regrow Nerve Cells

Scientists at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada have developed tiny 3D printed scaffolds that can guide the regrowth of nerve cells

Inside 3D Printing Mumbai 2018 to Feature Top Industry Experts December 19-20

Inside 3D Printing Mumbai 2018 is India’s premium exhibition on 3D printing technologies and will feature two days of conference sessions led by top industry experts.

3D Printing Metal & Synthetic Organs

From prototyping and sampling for consumer goods and electronics, to industrial and medical and dental market applications, 3D printing is proving a practical, clean part of the product design and production cycle.

Jury says Markforged did not infringe Desktop Metal’s 3D printing patents

A federal jury on Friday found metal 3D printing systems maker Markforged Inc did not infringe two patents held by rival Desktop Metal Inc, delivering a verdict that could determine leadership in the nascent market for the companies’ products.

Will bioprinting be an alternative to organ transplantation?

Bioprinting has emerged during the last years as a promising technology for creating living tissues to regenerate injuries and organs.

BASF and Materialise strengthen cooperation

BASF is expanding its cooperation with Materialise, a leading supplier of 3D printing technologies. At the same time, BASF has agreed to invest US$25 million in the Belgian company, which is headquartered in Leuven.

GE Additive Welcomes Carpenter Technology Corporation to Manufacturing Partner Network

GE Additive has announced that Carpenter Technology Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become one of the first companies to join its newly-launched Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN). Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

3D Printer Manufacturer Mass Portal Announces New Leadership and Reorganization of Software Business

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New generation of the flagship Sinterit Lisa SLS printer

For more than three years on the market, Sinterit Lisa has gained the reputation of being the only desktop SLS , able to print complex and precise prints with the same quality as big and expensive SLS machines. Now things are going to be even better. Starting July 2018, Sinterit is launching a new generation of Lisa.

Arevo 3D-Printed Bikes Can Be Produced Locally in the Future

Arevo is 3D printing samples of its first generation of bikes by using a robot that makes it possible to make bikes locally–perhaps even in the shop itself, on demand–at roughly the same cost.

University of New Brunswick selects GE Additive Concept Laser M2 machine

GE Additive has announced that the University of New Brunswick has selected a Concept Laser M2 cusing metal laser machine, with its commercialization partner Custom Fabricators

Singapore Signs Agreements with Airbus & Rolls Royce to Develop 3D-Printed Parts for Testing

Singapore has signed agreements with Airbus and Rolls-Royce to leverage data analytics and digital technology to support new tanker aircraft that will enter service this year.

Norsk Titanium & SpiritAerosystems Start Qualification of 3D-Printed Titanium Part for Boeing 787

Norwegian additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium and Spirit AeroSystems have reached an agreement to initiate qualification of Spirit’s first 3D printed, titanium structural component for the Boeing 787.

USAF Using 3D-Printed $300 Toilet Covers on Vietnam-Era Planes Versus $10,000 Customized Lids

Until recently, the U.S. Air Force paid about $10,000 each to replace toilet seat covers on the C-5 Galaxy, a Vietnam-era military cargo plane that is still in service, at least three times and as recently as last year.

3D-Printing Technology Helping to Restore Afghan Heritage Sites Destroyed by Terrorists

Restoration projects under UNESCO plan is to reconstruct Buddhist statues desecrated by terrorists in Afghanistan by using laser scanning and 3D printing. While scanners and printers help rebuild, there was once also a major role for 3D projection systems.

BASF Announces $25 Million USD Investment in Materialise

BASF, the world’s largest chemical producer has announced a major investment in the Belgian-headquartered Materialise, a supplier of 3D printing technologies. Reportedly, the pair are specifically focusing on applications in the consumer goods sector and in the automotive and aerospace industries.

Optimizing materials and software for 3D printing

Ludwigshafen/Germany, Leuven/Belgium – July 19, 2018 – BASF is expanding its cooperation with Materialise, a leading supplier of 3D printing technologies. At the same time, BASF has agreed to invest US$25 million in the Belgian company, which is headquartered in Leuven.

Curtiss-Wright Collaborating with the University of Pittsburgh on DOE Research Award

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) technology study at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering to include Curtiss-Wright as a corporate partner

SME, Stratasys Announce Skills USA Additive Mfg Contest Winners

SME and Stratasys Ltd. announced the winners of this year’s additive manufacturing student competition held at the 54th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

3D Systems Launches E-Commerce Site for FabPro Industrial 3D Printer

3D Systems, has launched an e-commerce site for its new FabPro 1000 entry-level industrial 3D printer. The entry-level 3D printer from 3D Systems combines smooth surface quality, accelerated throughput and a straightforward user interface.

3D-Printed Manicure Nails Available Via Subscription Service Online was launched to sell 3D-printed manicures with custom-fit, ready-to-wear nails. The customer accesses the website via app and measures her hand with photos which the company translates into a 3D printing model.

GE Additive Launches Manufacturing Partner Network to Address AM Challenges

GE Additive has launched its Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN) at the Farnborough International Airshow, where Burloak Technologies, Carpenter and Protolabs were announced as the first members.

EOS & Z3DFAB Partner to Build AM Innovation Center in Korea

EOS and Z3DFAB, an industrial metal 3D printing specialist, have signed an agreement to build an additive manufacturing innovation center in Korea.

Triumph Group selects GE Additive to help accelerate its additive journey

GE Additive today announced that aerospace industry leader, Triumph Group (NYSE:TGI) has selected two of its systems, as well as a range of AddWorksTM consultancy service packages, to help further its additive manufacturing strategy.

Burloak Technologies Joins GE Additive Manufacturing Partner Network

Munich, Germany/ Farnborough, UK – GE Additive has announced that Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become one of the first companies to join its newly-launched Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN). Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

Announcement of 3d printing joint investment

Cambridge 12th July 2018.Xaar PLC is pleased to announce today that it will invest with Stratasys, a global leader in additive manufacturing,in a newly formed company, Xaar 3D Limited, to develop 3D printing solutions based on High Speed Sintering technologies.

3D printing joint investment

Xaar PLC is pleased to announce today that it will invest with Stratasys, a global leader in additive manufacturing, in a newly formed company

Oerlikon and Lufthansa Technik to jointly accelerate additive manufacturing processes and standards

Oerlikon (SIX: OERL), a leading technology and engineering group, and Lufthansa Technik, a leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for civil aircraft, engines and components

From Singapore to the world: 3D printed toilets and next-gen water treatment membranes

SINGAPORE — If scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) had their way, toilets in Singapore and abroad would be built more cheaply and rapidly using 3D printing.

Renishaw to demonstrate its latest additive manufacturing solutions at IMTS

At the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), global engineering technologies company Renishaw will exhibit its additive manufacturing software and systems from a dedicated booth, in addition to its booth focused on metrology products.

NUS builds new 3D printing capabilities, paving the way for construction innovations

NUS Construction 3D Printing Programme aims to transform construction with novel building designs and materials

Renishaw improves consistency in additive manufacturing

To allow additive manufacturing (AM) users a greater understanding of their processes, Renishaw has developed new process monitoring software, InfiniAM Spectral, for use on Renishaw systems.

BASF acquires two manufacturers of 3D printing materials

Ludwigshafen, Germany – July 4, 2018 – BASF New Business GmbH (BNB) has acquired all the shares of Advanc3D Materials GmbH in Hamburg and Setup Performance SAS in Lyon.

Becoming Miss South Africa with 3D printed fashion

For fashion designers, all of the beauty contests are important, especially when it comes to the Miss Pageants. The apparel may help or squander the chances to win the competition. It is the story of how SLS 3D printing technology helped Ciska Barnard, the Bambshell® Swimwear designer create the unique collection for the Miss South Africa finalists.

America Makes and ANSI Publish Version 2.0 of Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing

America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) today announced the publication of their Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing.

NCMS Investing in Additive Manufacturing: NCMS to Open New Manufacturing Center in Maryland

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is pleased to announce plans to establish a new manufacturing innovation center in Harford County, Maryland.

This furniture is 3D printed using recycled plastic bags

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HP and Siemens expand opportunities for 3D design and additive manufacturing innovation

Today at Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2018, one of the largest events for Siemens’ PLM software users, HP Inc. and Siemens expanded their longstanding collaboration to enable even more advanced functionality across a broader set of Siemens PLM software to change the way users can design and manufacture with HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology.

Leading MIM furnace manufacturer reports strong demand from the metal AM sector

Leading Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) furnace manufacturer Elnik Systems LLC, Cedar Grove, New Jersey, USA, is reporting strong sales growth to the metal Additive Manufacturing industry. The company specialises in laboratory and production scale vacuum debinding and sintering furnaces

Additive Industries expands market reach with Spanish agency agreement

Additive Industries, the Netherlands, has signed an agency agreement with Análisis y Simulación, Miñano, Spain, a supplier of software solutions for product development and Additive Manufacturing solutions.

Siemens additively manufactures its first metal replacement part for industrial steam turbine

Siemens reports that it has produced its first metal additively manufactured replacement part for an industrial steam turbine, reducing lead time by as much as 40%. The parts produced are two oil sealing rings, used to keep oil separated from steam inside the steam turbine using pressurised air.

China’s MTI receives enterprise award and certification of its cobalt dental alloys

Since its establishment in 2014, Material Technology Innovations Co., Ltd (MTI), Guangzhou, China, reports that it has seen ongoing growth in the Additive Manufacturing sector. The company manufactures metal powders for Additive Manufacturing, thermal spray and Metal Injection Moulding applications and currently operates out of a 1,200 m2 facility equipped with gas and water atomisation systems.

Metal Additive Manufacturing enables development of automated suturing devices

UK-based medical research company Sutrue has successfully developed and patented two new automated suturing devices featuring metal additively manufactured components. The two devices – a handheld suturing device and an endoscopic/robotic suturing device – are the product of more than eight years of development between Sutrue and Richard Trimlett

HP aims at partnering with Indian govt to push 3d printing solutions

Global printing and PC major HP is seriously looking at partnering with the Indian government to push its 3D printing solutions in the domestic manufacturing and prototyping market that has the potential to grow exponentially in the coming years.

3D Printing – the End of Aluminium Casting?

A new technology makes 3D metal printing possible for mass production. According to “SPEE3D” the new “Supersonic 3D Deposition” technology is able to print metal parts in a fraction of the time and cost of other 3D printers. The system can use aluminium and copper powder.

Rapid Casting for Shorter Delivery Times of Prototypes

By printing prototypes in 3D with sand, a foundry reduces delivery times from at least two months to around ten working days. This process is called Rapid Casting.

VDMA 4th Additive Manufacturing Symposium

Digital Factory and fully interlinked process worlds of Industry 4.0 are the main themes of HANNOVER MESSE 2018. “Therefore, the fair offers the perfect background for a discussion on additive process chains in mechanical engineering. After all, the processes of additive manufacturing are digital at their core,” explains Rainer Gebhardt, the responsible project manager of the Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA.

Siemens launches network to accelerate 3D printing in global manufacturing

Siemens (Munich, Germany) announced April 23 the launch of Additive Manufacturing Network, a new online collaborative platform designed to bring on-demand design and engineering expertise, knowledge, digital tools and production capacity for industrial 3D printing to the global manufacturing industry.

Stratasys Ltd. spins off its powder-bed 3-D printing technology

Eden Prairie-based Stratasys Ltd has spun off its small, powder-based 3-D printing operation into a new independent company called Vulcan Labs Inc., officials announced Tuesday.

Oerlikon to Supply Metal Powders for Farsoon Additive Manufacturing Systems

Oerlikon signed a long-term collaboration agreement with Farsoon Technologies to supply qualified Oerlikon AM metal powders for Farsoon AM systems.

Wipro launches additive manufacturing solution centre

The facility, a-first-of-its kind, was inaugurated by Wipro Chairman, Azim Premji. The company said the solution centre has all capabilities including leading edge build technology, post-processing, research, characterisation and validation facilities.

Wipro launches experience center for metal in Bengaluru

New Delhi [India], Mar 14 (ANI): Wipro3D, the additive manufacturing (AM) business unit of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering launches a-first-of-its kind, state-of-the-art solution and experience center for metal 3D printing in Bengaluru.

DiManEx partners with Wipro to offer Distributed Manufacturing Services

Utrecht, the Netherlands – March 13, 2018: DiManEx, a cloud-based, end-to-end service provider for distributed 3D manufacturing, today announced a strategic partnership with Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company.

Materialise to expand biz in Indian automotive 3D printing market

Belgium-based 3D Printing software solution provider Materialise is gearing up to expand its business in the Indian automotive industry

EOS introduces three high-performance 3D printing materials for industrial use

EOS has introduced three new high-performance additive manufacturing (AM) polymer materials to its portfolio through its ALM subsidiary.

Mimaki USA Installs First Full-Color 3DUJ-553 3D Printer in the Americas

Japan-headquartered Mimaki Engineering was founded in 1975, launching its first full-color inkjet printer in 1996. Not long after, the company established Mimaki USA, an operating entity that manufactures digital printing and cutting products around the world.

GE Additive Efforts Taking Flight

In 2015, when GE Aviation’s Additive Technology Center in Cincinnati, OH, began developing the advanced turbo prop (ATP) for a Cessna Denali aircraft produced by Textron Aviation, Wichita, KS, manufacturing methods and materials didn’t pose the greatest challenges from a design and engineering perspective, says Josh Mook, innovation leader at GE Additive.

3-D Printing Poised To Revolutionize The Fashion Industry

The rise of 3-D printing has been hailed as a game changer by many. Envisioned as a fast, cheap way to print even the most complex things, supporters see a world in the not-too-distant future where 3-D printing has empowered individuals, small businesses and corporations with creativity and shortened supply chains.

XYZprinting Shows Off Award-Winning da Vinci Color AiO 3D Printer and More at CES 2018

Whenever there’s a trade show related to 3D printing, it’s a good bet that XYZprinting will have a slew of new products to show off, and CES 2018 was no exception. We got to take a close look at what the company had to offer, and it was impressive, to say the least.

Westfall Applies 3D Printing to Manufacture of Their Low Headloss Pipe Static Mixer 3050

Pipe and patented Mixing Vane inserts emerge from 3D printing as a preassembled Static Mixer that is glued inside a PVC pipe.

From healthcare to manufacturing, 3D printing set to grow big in India (Tech Trend)

A team of surgeons from Medanta: The Medicity, Gurugram, last year successfully implanted a 3D-printed vertebra in a 32-year-old woman — helping her walk again after a bout of disabling spinal tuberculosis.

New UAE Manufacturing Report Covers Developments and Industry Impact of 3D Printing and Other Advanced Technologies

When you think about 3D printing in the United Arab Emirates, the glamorous city-state of Dubai and its ambitious 3D Printing Strategy are probably what immediately come to mind.

3D-printed objects change color on demand

Imagine if you could recolor your smartphone case or other accessories, to match what you were wearing on any given day. Well, it may eventually be possible, thanks to research being conducted at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).

HP Inks New 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Partnerships with CEA and NFL

Roughly a year and a half ago, a momentous change occurred in the 3D printing industry when HP unveiled its Multi Jet Fusion industrial 3D printing system.

3D prints get another layer of security from Nanoscribe two-photon lithography

The security of 3D printed parts is a chief concern for high-value manufacturers in industry. Quantum dots, that glow when hit with a UV light, are one possibility for protecting 3D prints from counterfeiting. Chemical “ghost signatures” are another, and can be found embedded in the layers of 3D printed parts.

VDMA Association members Define A Digital Component File

Using the Roadmap for Automation as a starting point, the participating company representatives have derived a cross-process “Digital Component File” as information carrier.

How Do Additively Manufactured Components Get Processed and Finished?

On March 5th, 2018, the Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA will be inviting for a symposium in Frankfurt.

FedEx Introduces New 3D Printing Services with FedEx Forward Depots

In 2016, logistics company UPS began offering on-demand 3D printing services. It wasn’t the first dip into 3D printing for the company, which began offering 3D printing services at 100 of its stores in 2014, but it was 2016 that […]

Pune based Industrial Metal Powders announces investment in PrintForm

PrintForm has officially announced the finalization of a strategic investment from Pune based Industrial Metal Powders (IMP). Blending modern additive/3D printing processes with traditional manufacturing methods, PrintForm provides rapid prototypes and custom manufacturing solutions to multiple markets, including automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial, and consumer products.


News Courtesy: 3D printed metal parts could soon power the Finnish Air Force. Patria Plc, a chief provider of aerospace and defence solutions for the Finnish government and Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace, has added a 3D printed engine component […]

HP Expansion Brings Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing to India

Ever since HP released its Multi Jet Fusion system in mid-2016, it has been busy spreading the technology to as many places as possible. Last year saw a major expansion across the Asia-Pacific region, and the company is looking ahead to a very busy 2018 with a new 3D printer and forthcoming new technologies.

Prodways announces ProMaker sales to dental labs and major aeronautics player

Prodways Technologies is celebrating a successful start to 2018 after securing the first sales of its ProMaker LD-10 machine and a ‘major’ sale of its ProMaker P4500 HT to an unnamed aeronautics company.

Honeywell approves Sintavia to 3D print metal aerospace components

Metal additive manufacturing company Sintavia has announced that it has been approved to manufacture components for Honeywell Aerospace using powder bed fusion, becoming the first Tier One additive manufacturer to occupy such a role.

Why Siemens, GE and Rolls-Royce are turning to 3D printing

As 3D printing becomes the new norm in manufacturing, many have waxed poetic about its environmentally friendly attributes, positing a green production revolution that minimizes waste.

The reality is not so straightforward. While printing parts or components on site may be environmentally preferable to some production techniques, it does not compare favorably to others in many contexts.

Should you follow Warren Buffett in metal 3D printing?

When Warren Buffett pulls the trigger on a major acquisition, he likes to refer to it as “breaking out the elephant gun.” But some elephants are especially big.

Formlabs demo new 3D printing resins and custom earbud manufacturing solution at CES 2018

“We believe we can drive 3D printing into more end-use applications by dramatically improving material properties and significantly decreasing the cost per part.”

by Laura Griffiths

Kodak Showcasing Its Impressive 3D Printing Ecosystem at CES 2018

In October, Kodak announced that it was expanding to the 3D printing world. The imaging technology company’s 3D Printing Ecosystem is for professional 3D printing, and was created for design, education, and engineering professionals.

Custom Earbuds Brought to You by Formlabs and 3D Printing

At the end of last year, HP announced that it was aiming to enable mass customization of 3D-printed insoles and footwear. Now, Formlabs has announced a partnership to make custom earbuds and other ear devices using 3D printing. We’ve seen these trends before in 3D printing. Is something different this time around?

3D Printing Transitions: Mohammad Ehteshami to Retire From GE Additive; Jason Oliver Steps in as CEO

GE Additive today introduced Jason Oliver as its new CEO, in an announcement that came also with the news that Vice President and General Manager Mohammad Ehteshami will be retiring later this year.

‘A natural step’: RCMP looks to 3D printing as part of new wave of crime-solving technology

OTTAWA — Remember that time we all thought 3D printed guns were going to unleash a new wave of terror and unchecked violence across the nation?

Fears about 3D firearms have largely subsided since an American company test-fired the world’s first 3D printed gun in 2013 and published the design online, spawning a string of copycats and a flood of alarmed headlines.

Glowforge does 3D printing with wood, veneer, acrylic, and leather

Glowforge has been selling 3D laser printers since 2015, with more than $70 million in orders. Now it is adding the ability to print with different kinds of materials, dubbed Proofgrade. These materials include custom hardwoods, plywoods, veneer, acrylic, and leather.

Incase Partners with Carbon to 3D Print Protective Gear

It’s that time of year again, when the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) engulfs Sin City like a human storm and attendees “ooh” and “ah” at the latest consumer technology. For 3D printing, this used to mean a growing number of desktop 3D printers. Since the consumer 3D-printing hype bubble burst around 2014, things have changed.

Dassault Systèmes sponsors 3D printed model library to help blind students

France’s Organisation for Blind and Partially Sighted Students (Groupement des Intellectuels Aveugles ou Amblyopes or GIAA) has marked World Braille Day (4 January) with the launch of a range of instructive anatomical 3D models.

The new range of models, developed in partnership with the Dassault Systèmes Foundation, will help train some of France’s 1.7 million blind and visually impaired to practise massage therapy as a profession.

e-NABLE lends Florida amputee a pair of hands with 3D printing

A former metalworker whose limbs were amputated following surgery complications has been given a new lease of life with a pair of 3D printed hands. Francisco Piedra from Florida had the new hands manufactured for him by Handling the Future, a local chapter of the volunteer organization e-NABLE.

HP Unveils CES Innovation Award Winner HP Z 3D Camera

CES 2018 may not start until tomorrow, but the new product announcements are emerging at a rapid rate already. Those products include plenty of 3D printers, 3D printing materials, 3D scanners, and other 3D technology-related innovations, and is in Las Vegas and ready to take a look at as many of them as possible. One of the new products being introduced comes from HP Inc., but it’s not a new 3D printer this year – it’s a 3D camera.

NYU Surgeons Create Realistic 3D Printed Masks for Facial Transplant Donors and Their Families

In the case of some transplants, the organ donor is still alive and can lead a normal life post-surgery, such as someone who donates their kidney. But for many transplant surgeries, this is not possible, especially when it comes to a donated heart or face. A team of 3D printing experts at NYU are embarking on a mission with the plastic surgery department of NYU Langone Medical Center that could benefit the loved ones of people whose faces are donated to someone in need of a transplant.

Youngstown Incubator Serves as Central Hub for Companies Interested in AM

The Youngstown Business Incubator isn’t just an incubator anymore. Nor are its services focused solely on Youngstown.

About 10 years ago, the established incubator was focused on supporting software startups, but its board realized it needed to tie its mission into manufacturing if it wanted to have a “greater impact” in the Youngstown region, said CEO Barb Ewing, who took on that role last May. It wasn’t until 2012, when America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, joined the incubator’s campus that the efforts started to solidify and take off.

XYZprinting Aims To Grow The Consumer 3D Printing Market With New Products

3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting is announcing three new major 3D printing products at CES 2018, with products aimed at schools, consumers, and small businesses. The end goal, CEO Simon Shen said in a statement, is to “provide casual users and small business owners the tools and confidence to try their hand at this technology and incorporate it into their everyday lives.”

LulzBot to manufacture 3D printers live at CES

“Our ‘show floor factory’ is not a proof of concept, we’ve been using 3D printers in production since 2011.”

by Laura Griffiths

Aleph Objects, manufacturer of LulzBot 3D printers, will be turning its booth into a 3D printer factory at CES next week.

Luxexcel 3D printed prescription lenses feature in Vuzix Corp’s Blade AR smartglasses

Vuzix Blade will be showcased at CES 2018 and has been nominated for four CES 2018 Innovation Awards.

by Sam Davies

Luxexcel has partnered with Vuzix Corp, a supplier of smartglasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies, to provide the company with 3D printed prescription lenses.

DWS to show automated manufacturing cell and new 3D printers at CES

Stereolithography (SL) machine manufacturer, DWS, is to show its growing range of professional-grade 3D printers and materials, including its first-ever fully automated high-speed SL manufacturing cell, at CES 2018.

Amazon Secures Patent for Custom 3D Printing Service

The E-commerce retailer has finally secured a patent for an idea it started back in 2014. Amazon wants to 3D print products as a service, shipping or holding them for local pickup.

Amazon now officially holds a patent to launch a custom 3D printing service. That means consumers will be able to order custom-designed items through the e-commerce website and get them shipped right to their door or pick-up point.

Sciaky sell record four EBAM systems in December to aerospace and defence customers

Sciaky Inc., a leading metal additive manufacturing company, has announced the successful sale of four of its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) systems last month.

Desktop Metal granted patents for metal 3D printing support removal technology

Desktop Metal, has been granted seminal patents for its Separable Supports technology which make it easy to remove support structures from parts printed on its metal 3D printing systems.

Adidas Speedfactory Showcases the Future of Footwear Made with 3D Printing and Robotics

Adidas has proven that they are constantly searching for ways to improve the manufacturing process. One of their ways to achieve a smarter and faster process was through launching their Adidas Speedfactory. One of Adidas’s goals is to have a decentralized, flexible manufacturing network that can react to local consumer needs. The Speedfactory is located in Germany and is intended to cater directly to the European market, which would help them shorten shipping delays and consumers in the region. Adidas plans to open another one in Atlanta, Georgia to help the American market. The shift towards the automated manufacturing process is the consumer’s rising interest in robotics, along with sustainability in personalized goods.

MINI Introduces Personalised 3D Printed Components For Customers

The ‘MINI Your Customised’ personalisation service will be available for the MINI 3-door and the MINI 5-door cars and the MINI convertible in the current model range. This includes components like side scuttles, trims, illuminated door sills and LED door projectors, created using 3D printing or laser etching.

Autodesk University 2017 Showcases 3D Printing Innovation in India


  • Designers, developers showcases creations at Autodesk University 2017
  • 3D bioprinting solutions debuted to take healthcare research to new level
  • Maruti Suzuki participated in Autodesk India Design Challenge 2017

Architects, designers, and the industry were brought under one roof in Bengaluru last week for the fourth edition of Autodesk University, India and SAARC. At the event, which aimed to showcase the importance of automation and offerings towards a sustainable future, Autodesk showcased samples of machine-human collaboration.

The Pioneer: Taking Additive Manufacturing into the 21st Century

“We could make it even better,” thinks Frank Pfister, a travel-obsesed design engineer at Concept Laser, about every new design project. When Frank starts talking about topology optimization and bionics for laser melting metals, the 29-year-old is fully in his element.

The Future of 3D Printing by Byron Kennedy, CEO and co-founder, SPEE3D

This is a guest post in our series looking at the future of 3D Printing. To celebrate 5 years of reporting on the 3D printing industry, we’ve invited industry leaders and 3D printing experts to give us their perspective on the next 5 years of 3D printing.

Byron Kennedy is co-founder and CEO of SPEE3D, a high-speed, metal 3D printing company in Melbourne, Australia. He leads the business strategy and vision, in addition to bringing vast experience from the manufacturing industry and understanding the challenges manufacturers face.

The benefits of rapid prototyping using WayKen CNC and 3D printing

Established in Hong Kong and located in Shenzhen, WayKen is a contender for China’s most experienced prototype manufacturer. The WayKen Prototype shop operates across two sites, one for plastic and one for metal. In total, the facilities span 20,000 square feet, employing over 60 dedicated personnel. WayKen’s specialist prototyping services include 3D printing (particularly SLA and SLS), CNC milling and rapid tooling technology.

Siam Cement 3D prints 3m-tall ‘Triple S’ concrete building with new surface, structure & shelter concept

Siam Cement Group, the largest cement and building materials company in Southeast Asia, has announced its latest construction 3D printing project, called “Triple S.” The Thailand-based company says the new project marks a “new evolution in 3D printing.”

3D Printed Drones Impress Evonik and Continue to Prove Real-World Utility

Chemical company Evonik, like many other chemical companies, saw the opportunity there is in 3D printing and began manufacturing materials for the technology along with its other products a while ago, including a partnership with HP to contribute to its Open Platform materials development program.

Twin cold spray robots allow GE to 3D print metal parts on unprecedented scale

GE is using a supersonic cold spray 3D printing system to fabricate large metal parts such as jet engine airfoils. The 3D printing system consists of two robotic arms, one of which holds the part while the other sprays it with a barrage of metal powder.

The industrialisation of 3D printing: Why companies must now especially protect their IP and data

Dr. Andreas Leupold has been advising and representing clients from Germany, England, USA and many other countries mainly in IT Law, Technology, 3D Printing, Media and Trademark Law, Copyright and Unfair Competition Law.

Carbon is raising $200 million to bring 3D printing to more manufacturers

Carbon, a digital 3D printing company for manufacturing industries, has announced the first closing in a $200 million series D round of funding from Baillie Gifford, Sequoia Capital, Fidelity Management & Research Company, Adidas VC arm Hydra Ventures, and GE Ventures, among other investors.

University of Indianapolis Examines 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Use in Occupational Therapy

The University of Indianapolis first launched its UIndyDay initiative in April 2016 with the goal of raising money for projects that would support continued academic excellence and diversity. Last year’s UIndyDay included five projects and brought in nearly $40,000 from 470 donors. The project that received the most donations was from the School of Occupational Therapy, which used the money to purchase a desktop 3D printer.

3D Printed Rifleman Mech Steps into the Real World

The popularity of Mechs doesn’t seem to fade away. Not a long time ago, we found out that one of our customers took Silver at Gen Con MHE painting competition with the Timber Wolf 3D miniature. And now, another Mech has been revealed by Alwin Chan, a fellow who has joined the 3D printing trend recently. It’s been a little bit longer than one year since Alwin started getting to the grips with the 3D printing and modeling.

Marvels of 3D Printing Inspire Bioengineering Student to Focus on Medical Advances

Deciding what to study in college can be a difficult decision for both undergraduate and graduate students. For some, it’s a matter of finding out how they can support a lifelong passion, for others it’s a journey of self-exploration in order to determine what that passion might be. While many students may feel disappointed or worried that they don’t enter college with a clear, set in stone dream to fulfill, it’s actually quite common. Nearly 80% of students change majors at least once during their university experience and even if it means spending a little extra time at school, it’s well worth it if you find a new direction better suited to your needs.

BCI and Eaton Invest in Sand 3D Printing to Enhance New Product Development for Hydraulics

Bremen Castings, Inc. (BCI) was founded 78 years ago in Bremen, Indiana and acts as both a green sand foundry and a CNC machining shop. It’s known for its gray and ductile machined castings. The company’s ferrous and non-ferrous CNC machine shop is equipped with more than a dozen horizontal, vertical and other CNC machines for making assembled, precision machined complete castings, and it will soon be equipped with a different kind of machine – an ExOne 3D printer. This will allow BCI to 3D print sand molds and cores used in the iron casting process.

Researchers Develop Inexpensive 3D Printing Technique That Generates Molecular Patterns in Hydrogels

Earlier this month, a paper was published by Imperial College London which posited that 3D printing could be made faster, more consistent, and less expensive by combining engineering and molecular science. Now, researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have developed new molecular 3D printing technology, which could help recreate complex biological environments that resemble the human body.

HP opens first advanced manufacturing center at $74million Singapore campus

HP has chosen to open its Asia-Pacific Japan (APJ) HQ within Singapore’s thriving National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC). The new S$100 million (equivalent of $74million USD) hub will also be home to the company’s first ever Smart Manufacturing Applications and Research Centre (Smarc), and responsible for boosting HP’s manufacturing processes.

Stratasys shapes what’s Next in 3D Printing at the India User Forum 2017

Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a global leader in applied additive technology solutions today concluded it first User Conference in 3D Printing Technology. This annual APJ User Conference was designed to provide a platform to advocate Printing technology where key industry players and end-users exchange insights on the latest 3D Printing trends, Applications and Best Practices to succeed in today’s globally competitive manufacturing ecosystem.

Exclusive: Hyderabad Angels backs 3D printer startup Fracktal Works

Bengaluru-based 3D printing and digital manufacturing company Fracktal Works Pvt. Ltd has raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-Series A round from Hyderabad Angels.

The company will use the fresh capital to build advanced 3D printers, besides launching an online service platform, Fractory, which would give access to its new-age manufacturing technologies, a top company executive told VCCircle.

3D printing institute to open in Dubai

DUBAI: Immensa 3D Printing Institute (I3DPI) is a first of its kind academic and training provider that is focused exclusively on Additive Manufacturing (AM or 3D printing). I3DPI which is the first licensed institute of its kind is being established to provide a platform to educate, provide training, and certify individuals in the various aspects of additive manufacturing. 

Researchers develop method for 3D printing bacteria

ETH Zürich researchers have developed a biocompatible ink that makes it possible to 3D print living bacteria. This makes it possible to produce biological materials capable of breaking down toxic substances or producing high-purity cellulose for biomedical applications.

HP Inc to sell 3D printers in India from early next year

After sensing tremendous opportunities in both commercial and industrial 3D printing in India, global PC and printer major HP Inc on Friday announced it would start selling its Next-Gen 3D printers in the country by early next year.

What Materialise Is Bringing to Formnext 2017

The company will announce exciting new software automation tools and will be showcasing its latest technology developments in manufacturing and digital supply chains, both in plastics and metal.

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