Michael Molitch-Hou

3D Printing Review: NinjaTek’s New Soft, Flexible Chinchilla Filament

NinjaTek has long been synonymous with 3D printing, due to the widespread use of NinjaFlex flexible 3D printing filaments. Circa 2015, the company developed two new filaments, Cheetah and Armadillo,…

MX3D Receives €2.25M to Commercialize Metal 3D Printing Welding Robots

Perhaps most known for 3D printing a massive steel bridge in the Netherlands, Dutch startup MX3D has recently received a €2.25 million investment. Funding came from DOEN Participaties, PDENH, and…

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Baubot 3D Printing Robot is a Construction Site’s New Helper

Additive construction is currently in the early stages of its evolution and commercialization, with just a handful of businesses demonstrating the possibilities of this emerging technology. In most cases, they…

Purdue University to Create Thermwood LSAM Research Lab for Large-Scale 3D Printing

Purdue University will be establishing a laboratory dedicated to large scale additive manufacturing (AM). The school’s Composites Manufacturing Simulation Center (CMSC) is partnering with Thermwood Corporation for industry-funded research into…

CAES and Swissto12 Partner for 3D Printed Satellite Parts

As Executive Editor Joris Peels recently pointed out, antennas are ripe for additive disruption. The ability to produce complex geometries in a tight space make it possible to both improve…

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Benny Buller on VELO3D’s SPACtacular Rise in Metal 3D Printing

2021 has already been a SPACtacular year for the 3D printing industry, with several companies already announcing mergers with special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). This includes Markforged, Rocket Lab, and…

JEOL Unveils New Electron Beam Metal 3D Printer

The metal 3D printing industry is experiencing serious waves. If it isn’t new entrants introducing unprecedented quality, then it’s stalwarts unveiling unprecedented numbers of lasers, while bound metal printing begins…

Mitsubishi Electric and AMT Partner for 3D Printing Post-Processing Automation

As discussed in the “Automation, Additive Manufacturing and the Factory of the Future” report from SmarTech Analysis, we’re seeing the 3D printing industry both used as a means of establishing…

Unique Moving Supports Reduce 3D Printing Waste by 35%

While additive manufacturing (AM) may save substantial amounts in terms of material waste compared to subtractive techniques, AM is not without its own subtractive procedures, namely in the post-processing of…

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Nikon Buys Metal 3D Printing Startup Morf3D

This was not a merger and acquisition that Executive Editor Joris Peels predicted, but we can give him props for anticipating that Nikon might aid in the breakup of Renishaw…

Functgraph: 3D Printer, Please Make Me a Sandwich

Talk about 4D printing! Researchers from Meiji University in Japan, Yuto Kuroki and Keita Watanabe, have developed a unique system for 3D printing and then assembling and operating a variety of…

Researchers Draw 4D Objects with Pens

One of the beauties of 3D printing pens, like the 3Doodler, is that they lower the barrier to entry of 3D printing even further. Many desktop printers are pretty simple…

RusAT Unveils Line of Lasers for Metal 3D Printing

Just on the heels of our discussion with Russia’s Rusatom – Additive Technologies (RusAT), the company has announced that, working with the All-Russia Research Institute of Technical Physics (VNIITF), it…

Rusal America Brings Aluminum 3D Printing Materials to Neighborhood 91 3D Printing Campus

Aluminum manufacturer Rusal America has announced that it will be joining the first-of-its-kind 3D printing campus, Neighborhood 91, located at Pittsburgh International Airport’s (PIT). The site is meant to represent…

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Q4 2020 Market Data from SmarTech Analysis Signals Rebounding Metal 3D Printing Segment

SmarTech Analysis, the leading market research firm for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, has published its latest data for its “AM Market Data Service”. This covers Q4 and the complete…

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Saab Test Flies 3D Printed Replacement Part for Gripen Fighter Jet

While 3D printed spares are seeing increasing use in rail transport, it is now seeing deployment in an even more high-performance application: the repair of fighter jets. Swedish military firm…

MINI Electric Pacesetter Features 3D Printed Parts Made from Recycled Carbon Fiber

Though BMW may have discontinued MINI’s mass customization program, it has applied 3D printing in a more unique and interesting way in its FIA Formula E Safety Car, the MINI…

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De-Hyper: The US Military Is Not the Best Innovator in Manufacturing

When the United States entered World War Two in 1942, the planet would change in ways that now seem nearly irreversible. When the dust was settled, not only did the…

Dana Inc Deploys Markforged 3D Printers for Auto Parts Business

On the financial front, Markforged has obviously made big news this year with its SPAC merger; however, it’s on the ground that these businesses need to make an impact in…

Ingersoll 3D Prints Massive Helicopter Blade Tool for Bell Helicopter

Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc. is continuing to demonstrate the applications for the world’s largest polymer 3D printer, the MasterPrint. This time, it 3D printed a 22-foot-long vacuum trim tool used for…

Live 3D Printing Events Re-Emerge from Quarantine: RAPID + TCT, AMUG, Inside 3D Printing

After a year of quarantine from the COVID-19 pandemic, live 3D printing events are beginning to announce their trade shows for 2021, perhaps acting as a bellwether for the industry…

First Report on 3D Printing Automation Released by SmarTech Analysis

SmarTech Analysis, the leading market research firm dedicated to additive manufacturing (AM), has released the industry’s first report dedicated to how 3D printing fits into the Factory of the Future….

Inkbit Secures US Air Force Contract for Three Vista Multimaterial 3D Printers

One of the most exciting startups in 3D printing, in my mind, isn’t involved in metal binder jetting or low-cost metal 3D printing. It’s developed a precise and intelligent method…

DyeMansion Releases Three New Post-Processing Systems for 3D Printing

The world of post-processing for 3D printed parts is a small and relatively non-cohesive one. That is changing, however, as a growing number of startups seek to improve the post-processing…