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3D Printing News Briefs, October 10, 2020: Xometry, 3DEO, PostProcess Technologies, Digital Manufacturing Centre

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We’re all business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Xometry has made two new appointments to its board of directors, and 3DEO announced another shipment milestone. PostProcess Technologies has a new channel partner in Australia, and finally, the Digital Manufacturing Centre is collaborating with Renishaw.

Xometry Introduces Two New Board Members

On-demand manufacturing Xometry has announced the addition of two new members to its board of directors: Katharine Weymouth and Deborah Bial, both veterans of education, digital media, and B2B marketplaces. Since it was founded in 2013, the company has raised a total of $193 million in funding, and has doubled its revenue each year since 2015, a pace it plans to continue. So welcoming business and education industry leaders like Weymouth and Bial to the board should help keep Xometry on track for strong growth.

Weymouth is the COO of restaurant-supplier connection marketplace DineXpert, held multilple  leadership positions at The Washington Post, and serves as trustee and board member of several other organizations as well. Bial is nationally recognized in the US higher education community for her experience facilitating dialogue surround access, diversity, and equity as the president and founder of youth leadership development and college success organization the Posse Foundation, is a member of the Brandeis University Board of Trustees, and received a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2007.

3DEO Achieves Another Shipment Milestone

Earlier this summer, metal 3D printing company 3DEO announced that it had shipped out a total of 150,000 production parts for end-use applications since opening its doors in 2016. Now it’s reached another major milestone with the announcement that it shipped over 35,000 parts in a single week; for comparison, that’s 23% of its 150,000 total parts shipped, which is pretty exciting. 3DEO was able to reach this production inflection point because it’s more than a metal 3D printing parts supplier, but a true digital industrial platform, able to scale serial production with its proprietary metal printers that were built to compete with traditional manufacturing methods in both price and part quality.

“Producing this many parts in a week is a testament to our platform approach, and a glimpse of what’s to come from 3DEO,” 3DEO’s President Matt Sand wrote in the company’s e-newsletter.

“It’s an exciting time for those who have patiently waited to unlock the potential of metal additive manufacturing. 3DEO is ready.”

Additionally, 3DEO also launched its 3DEO Learn tab, where you can easily find case studies, articles, metal 3D printing guides, and webinars.

PostProcess Technologies Welcomes Australian Channel Partner

Global automated post-printing solutions for industrial 3D printing provider PostProcess Technologies has expanded its distribution reach into four continents with the announcement of its new channel partner, BV Products in Australia, which distributes mass finishing equipment and process technology. BV Products, which has almost four decades of experience in vibratory surface finishing and subtractive manufacturing, will be able to service companies in the AM sector in industries it’s already got experience with, such as engineering, automotive, medical, aerospace, and military. The company will provide workflow benefits to these AM users in Australian and New Zealand by leveraging the data-driven post-print solutions that PostProcess provides.

“Innovation for mass finishing has always been, and always will be, at the core of everything we do. While the ability of PostProcess to enable our expansion into additive manufacturing is key, even more salient is how well our company visions align in providing streamlined, intelligent approaches to revolutionizing the future of manufacturing,” said Mark Riley, Operations Director of BV Products. “We look forward to delivering software-driven post-printing solutions to the Oceania region.”

Digital Manufacturing Centre Collaborating with Renishaw

The Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC), a metal and polymer additive manufacturing (AM) production facility based in the UK, announced that it has purchased two metal powder bed fusion printers from Renishaw, another UK company. The DMC will be opening a new 2,000 square meter production facility in Q1 2021, and chose the Renishaw RenAM 500Q systems, which feature a large build volume, intelligent gas flow system, and four 500 W lasers, because of Renishaw’s AM capabilities, and the two are now collaborating closely in order to learn metal AM learnings and increase efficiency and quality across the technology sector. The DMC will provide new commercial applications for Renishaw’s technologies, and its engineering team will offer critical feedback on the printers in order to increase metal AM innovation and nail down optimal efficiency.

“The process of machine and material selection for the Digital Manufacturing Centre is crucial to our success and therefore a decision process we haven’t taken lightly,” explained Kieron Salter, Digital Manufacturing Centre CEO. “Offering the service of being a technology partner to our clients means that we [the Digital Manufacturing Centre] have to be armed with state-of-the-art, innovative additive manufacturing methods and machinery, and learnings within that to ensure we’re constantly offering the best technologies.

“The decision to forge a close collaboration with Renishaw and purchase two RenAM 500Q machines was a natural step to offer our clients all of these things, while benefitting from the support of a local manufacturing supplier. Renishaw is a leader in metal additive manufacturing, its RenAM 500Q machine offers unrivalled productivity, quality control and ability to create a light component but with high torsional strength – one of the key benefits of metal AM innovations – as well as reduced costs per part. Not only this but our close collaboration will mean the DMC’s engineers will be in close contact to Renishaw’s team to ensure maximum efficiencies and learnings within additive manufacturing, so we are constantly learning, evolving and innovating.”

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