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Global Materials Group Acquires Canadian Hardfacing Metal Firm, Boosting 3D Printing Portfolio

Consolidation in the additive manufacturing (AM) service bureau segment continues to take place. The latest news sees international provider Wall Colmonoy acquire Indurate Alloys Ltd., a Canadian supplier of hardfacing…

CADDi Introduces Intelligence to CAD Data Management

As the worlds of design, business, and advanced manufacturing converge into what is often called Industry 4.0, new software tools continually emerge, serving as the digital thread weaving these sectors…

3D Printing Markets Grows 8% Year over Year

Despite a market slowdown in 2023, the additive manufacturing (AM) sector continues to grow at a robust rate, according to AM Research. The market analysis firm published its Q1 2024…

Vision Miner Acquires its 3D Printer Supplier AddWise

Vision Miner, a provider of industrial 3D printing solutions, has announced the acquisition of AddWise, a manufacturer of 3D printers and related products, in a deal valued that the companies…

“Auto Repair Needs 3D Printing” – Harold Sears Weighs in on Auto Additive’s Launch

Despite the automotive sector’s long-time adoption of additive manufacturing (AM), the use of the technology for end parts in consumer vehicles is only just now beginning to take off. And,…

Mantle Secures $20M for Unique Metal 3D Printing Tech

Mantle, a Bay Area metal 3D printing startup focused on precision tooling, has announced the closing of a new $20 million funding round. This Series C funding, led by Schooner…

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3D Printing Is Key to the New Energy Space

While it’s difficult to observe from the standpoint of a subjective individual, human society is currently undergoing a fundamental transformation. Driven primarily by resource depletion and lack of deeper economic…

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Inside the $5M Shapeways Deal that Never Happened

As Shapeways (Nasdaq: SHPW) headed toward bankruptcy, there were red flags for observers. In addition to the dropping stock price, the company’s regular financial reports showed numerous signs of a…

Shapeways Executives Resign as 3D Printing Service Files for Bankruptcy

One of the original 3D printing service bureaus, Shapeways (Nasdaq: SHPW), has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This filing follows the company’s exploration of strategic alternatives to address its financial…

Würth Additive Group Partners with Raise3D and Henkel for Digital Inventory 3D Printing

At RAPID + TCT, Würth Additive Group (WAG) announced a strategic collaboration with Raise3D and Henkel to create a holistic additive manufacturing (AM) solution for customers. WAG is already a…

Fernando Alonso’s New Aston Features 3D Printed Rear Subframe

Aston Martin has revealed its latest sports car, the Valiant. Commissioned by Spanish racing legend Fernando Alonso, the vehicle is both road-legal and track-focused, featuring advanced materials and technologies to…

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UnionTech Unveils Advanced Photopolymer 3D Printing Systems and High-Temperature Resin at RAPID + TCT 2024

RAPID + TCT 2024, held from June 25-27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, marked a significant milestone for UnionTech, one of the largest 3D printing companies in China. The…

Ricoh Begins Clinical Study on 3D Printed Models and Launches On-site Print Services

At RAPID+TCT 2024, Japanese printing leader Ricoh showcased the inroads its making in additive manufacturing (AM) services and medical 3D printing. Perhaps most significantly, Stratasys Ltd. and Ricoh USA, Inc….

GE Announces New Electron Beam 3D Printer and Software at RAPID + TCT

At RAPID+TCT 2024, the recently rebranded Colibrium Additive, a GE Aerospace company, made several announcements, including the latest model in its Spectra series of electron beam powder bed fusion (EB-PBF)…

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Continuum’s New CEO Discusses Launch of Powder as a Service for 3D Printing

Continuum Powders, previously known as MolyWorks Material Corporation, has rebranded and appointed Rob Higby as its new Chief Executive Officer. Higby takes over from Phil Ward, who will now serve…

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Vendor Managed Inventory for 3D Printing Introduced by Authentise

While additive manufacturing (AM) hardware continues to advance, much of the technology is already mature enough for large batch production. With AM Researcher’s “Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing Software Markets 2023”…

Farsoon Europe and toolcraft AG to Pursue Series 3D Printing

Chinese powder bed fusion (PBF) leader Farsoon and toolcraft AG, a specialist in precision manufacturing, have announced the successful conclusion of their one-year Joint Development Agreement (JDA). As a result…

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Apple Watch to Use Mass 3D Printed Metal Parts from China’s Bright Laser Technologies

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has updated the world on the state of Apple’s adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) technology. In a recent blog post discussing Series 10 form factor upgrades…

Airbus Approves Serialized 3D Printing of Complex A350 Flex Shaft from Liebherr

With additive manufacturing (AM) collaboration dating back at least to 2017, Liebherr-Aerospace and Airbus have steadily deepened their relationship with regard to 3D printing flight-worthy parts. Most recently, the German…

UK Utility Company Launches Hub for Wastewater “Printfrastructure”

With homebuilding serving as the primary marketing vehicle for additive construction (AC), we’re starting to see concrete 3D printing further drive its way into other areas of the architecture, engineering,…

Velo3D and Desktop Metal Announce Reverse Stock Splits; while Shapeways Divests Software Assets

The additive manufacturing (AM) industry continues to struggle as far as the public markets are concerned. Both Velo3D, Inc. (NYSE: VLD) and Desktop Metal, Inc. (NYSE: DM) announced reverse stock…

3D Printed Heat Spreader Could Improve Efficiency of Electronics

The low-hanging fruit for decarbonization has long been improving the efficiency of existing systems, hence the justification for LED lights and ENERGY STAR certified appliances. While such minor moves are…

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Quarter-billion-dollar Dental Deal Bounces 3D Systems Stock

On Tuesday, June 4, 2024, additive manufacturing (AM) pioneer 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) announced a new dental multi-year purchase agreement through 2028 worth approximately $250 million—the largest contract in its…

Construction 3D Printing Continues Apace with New Projects in Europe and Oceania

The additive construction (AC) is progressing such that it’s almost impossible to give every groundbreaking project its own due. Three recent milestones, in particular, highlight the growth of 3D printing…