Matt Kremenetsky

America Makes Announces IMPACT 2.0: $6.6M in New 3D Printing Funding

America Makes, the Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) based in Youngstown, Ohio, has announced IMPACT (Improvement in Manufacturing Productivity via Additive Capabilities and Techno-Economic Analysis) 2.0, a project call which will…

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Lockheed Martin Leads $3M Investment in Q5D’s Electronics 3D Printing System

Q5D, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of robotic arm, hybrid additive manufacturing (AM) systems used for wire harness production, has closed a $3 million investment round. The investment arm of…

Deloitte Study: US Needs 3.8 Million Manufacturing Workers by 2033, and Half Those Jobs Could Remain Unfilled

In accelerating the evolution of the US economy, Bidenomics’ focus on the domestic industrial base has brought both the weaknesses and strengths of US manufacturing to the surface. Anyone who…

$25M to Back Sintavia’s Largest Expansion of Metal 3D Printing Capacity Since 2019

Sintavia, the digital manufacturing company specializing in mission-critical parts for strategic sectors, announced a $25 million investment to increase its production capacity, the largest expansion to its operations since 2019….

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US Navy Awards Contract to Ursa Major for 3D Printed Solid Rocket Motors

The Naval Energetics Systems and Technologies (NEST) Program has awarded a contract to Ursa Major to develop and test a solid rocket motor (SRM) prototype for the US Navy’s Standard…

Naval Postgraduate School Opens Advanced Manufacturing Center as First Submarine Valve Assembly is 3D Printed

The US Navy’s additive manufacturing (AM) activity saw a striking acceleration in 2023, but as I wrote in November of last year, the branch was just getting warmed up. Bearing…

Lincoln Electric Signals Acceleration of Distributed Large Format 3D Printing with RedViking Acquisition

Lincoln Electric (NASDAQ: LECO), the Cleveland-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of arc welding systems, has acquired RedViking, a systems integrator for automation solutions based in Plymouth, Michigan. Terms of Lincoln…

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US Army Corps of Engineers Taps Lincoln Electric & Eaton for Largest 3D Printed US Civil Works Part

The Soo Locks sit on the US-Canadian border, enabling maritime travel between Lake Superior and Lake Huron, from which ships can reach the rest of the Great Lakes. Crafts carrying…

One Win Changes Everything: Sidus Space on their 3D Printed Satellite’s Successful Launch

You have to have a special kind of temperament to work in the space industry. It’s not just that you can’t be afraid to fail, for instance. You essentially have…

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Know Your Würth: CEO AJ Strandquist on How Würth Additive Can Change 3D Printing

AJ Strandquist is a different kind of additive manufacturing (AM) CEO. He’d be far more at home walking around a shop floor than he would be sitting in the boardroom…

UK Ministry of Defence Buys Two Metal 3D Printers for Royal Navy MRO

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has purchased two metal 3D printers from UK supplier Additive X, in a contract valued at £383,000 (~$483,000). The Royal Navy will use the…

1Print to Commercialize 3D Printed Coastal Resilience Solutions

1Print, a company that specializes in deploying additive construction (AC) for infrastructure projects, has entered an agreement with the University of Miami (UM) to accelerate commercialization of the SEAHIVE shoreline…

Air Force Awards Fortius Metals $1.25M to Qualify 3D Printing Wire for Hypersonic Applications

AFWERX, part of the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), awarded a Direct-to-Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract worth $1.25 million to Colorado’s Fortius Metals, to accelerate qualification…

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Pressing Refresh: What CEO Brad Kreger and Velo3D Have Learned About Running a 3D Printing Company

To whatever extent a business is successful thanks to specialization, businesses will nonetheless always be holistic entities. A company isn’t a bunch of compartments that all happen to share the…

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This Isn’t the End for Boeing. It’s a New Beginning for AM

Boeing is a terrible company. Right? It depends on what you mean by “terrible” — and, I suppose, what you mean by “company.” Boeing is less a company than it…

Würth Additive Launches Digital Inventory Services Platform Driven by 3D Printing

Last week, at the Additive Manufacturing Users’ Group (AMUG) Conference in Chicago (March 10-14), Würth Additive Group (WAG) launched its new inventory management platform, Digital Inventory Services (DIS). WAG is…

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Hypersonic Heats Up: CEO Joe Laurienti on the Success of Ursa Major’s 3D Printed Engine

“It’s only been about 24 hours now, so I’m still digesting it,” Joe Laurienti said. But even via Zoom, it was easy to notice that the CEO was satisfied. The…

DARPA Announces 3D Printing of Microelectronic Systems Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced the Additive Manufacturing of Microelectronic systEms (AMME) program, an endeavor aiming to accelerate development of the next generation of additively manufactured…

ICON Rolls out Suite of Construction 3D Printing Products at SXSW

ICON, the Austin-based leader in additive construction (AC) innovation, announced a range of new products at 2024’s SXSW. Among other announcements, in an SXSW event presented by ICON called Domus…

HP Releases New Arkema Sustainable 3D Printing Polymer Ahead of AMUG 2024

Ahead of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference in Chicago next week (March 10-14), HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) has announced a new sustainable polymer offering, PA 12 S, for…

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Bechtel & ATI Tap Velo3D for US Navy 3D Printing Facility in Florida

As I’ve written about extensively over the last couple of years, the US Navy is at the forefront of US additive manufacturing (AM) innovation, especially when it comes to metals….

Governor of Massachusetts Announces Over $3M in Funding to Advance Manufacturing

Massachusetts’ Healy-Driscoll gubernatorial administration has announced over $3 million in grants for 17 projects, as part of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing’s (CAM’s) Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerate Program (MMAP). The commonwealth…

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3D Printing’s Next Generation of Leadership: A Conversation with Additive Minds’ Dr. Gregory Hayes

It’s easy to forget sometimes that social media isn’t reality. So, at the end of 2023, when a burst of doom and gloom started to spread across the Western world’s…

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What the Pentagon’s Interest in Ursa Major Says about 3D Printing as an Industry

In the last couple of weeks, mainstream media attention has put a spotlight on Ursa Major Technologies, a Denver-based company dedicated exclusively to developing and producing rocket motors built with…