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GE9X Engine with 3D Printed Components Receives FAA Certification

It was several years ago when GE first considered using 3D printing to make turbine blades and other components, like fuel nozzles, for its GE9X engine, the largest engine on…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, October 11, 2020

We’ve got another busy week of webinars and virtual events coming your way! Read on to learn more about what’s available this week. Science in the Age of Experience Over…

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

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…

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Azul 3D and DuPont to Bring HARP 3D Printing to Electronics Materials

Illinois-based startup Azul 3D has been in the 3D printing headlines a lot recently for its commercialized ultra-fast large-format HARP, or High Area Rapid Printing, technology. First invented and developed…

Artec 3D Scanning Results in Perfect Ear Implants for Microtia Patients

About one in every 8,000 children is born with microtia, a birth defect that causes a missing, or malformed, ear. For many years, surgeons have used auricular reconstruction to fix…

Sinterit Introduces Dedicated Powder Tools for Cleaner SLS 3D Printing

Poland-based SLS 3D printing solutions provider Sinterit, like so many others in the additive manufacturing industry, joined the fight against COVID-19 this year, using its Lisa Pro systems to produce…

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All-Electric Race Car Made Possible with Electron Beam Metal 3D Printing

Supported by Innovate UK, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) works to speed up industrial growth in the UK by creating and embedding future skills and developing and proving manufacturing processes,…

Anisoprint Launches New Carbon Fiber 3D Printing Turnkey Solution

Headquartered in Luxembourg and Russia and founded in 2015, Anisoprint commercialized its own proprietary, science-based version of continuous fiber 3D printing, which it calls composite fiber coextrusion (CFC). The method…

Sigma Labs’ First Contract for Newest 3D Printing Quality Control Software Goes to Coherent

Headquartered in New Mexico, Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) is one of the best-known developers of commercial in-process quality assurance (IPQA) software for additive manufacturing of metals. The company’s PrintRite3D…

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Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2021: Four 3D Printing Verticals and Online Networking

In 2018, SmarTech Analysis and 3DPrint.com held our first Additive Manufacturing Summit (AMS) in Washington, D.C., and the annual event has since been moved to Boston. Focused on business intelligence…

New Zealand Designer Wins Dyson Award for Sustainable 3D Printed Shoes

We’ve seen 3D printed shoes made from recycled materials before, but not a true pair of running shoes yet. But New Zealand design engineer Rik Olthuis is working to change…

Metal 3D Printed Aircraft Engine Parts Get Depowdering Boost from Solukon

When you’re printing with powder, removal of that material at the end of the print process is a critical cost-saving phase. But that’s not the only reason it’s important to…

UCSD Researchers 3D Print Shape-Shifting Liquid Crystal Elastomers

A team of materials science and engineering researchers from UC San Diego (UCSD) closely studied the qualities of liquid crystal elastomers, or LCEs, in order to figure out how to…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, October 4, 2020

This week isn’t quite as busy as last week in terms of webinars and virtual events, so take a little breather! Dyndrite is hosting a Fireside Chat on Wednesday, October…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 3, 2020: ALM & BASF, TÜV SÜD, Syqe Medical & Stratasys, WASP

In this week’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about materials, medical device 3D printing, investments, and 3D printed eco-housing. Advance Laser Materials has released four new printing powders that…

4-Axis 3D Printing Enables Tubular Implants with Controllable Mechanical Properties

Disease and other trauma can cause hollow, tubular human tissues, like the trachea, intestine, bone, and blood vessels, to be negatively affected by long-segmental defects. Autologous grafts can help fix…

Industry First: TIPE 3D Printing Conference to Feature All Female Speakers

According to the 2017 US Census, less than one third of the workforce in the manufacturing industry is made up of women, even though women make up the majority of…

3D Systems Announces 510(k) Clearance for MF Surgical Guide 3D Printing Materials

A veritable pioneer in 3D printing for personalized medicine applications, 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) created its Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP) system for craniomaxillofacial (CMF) and orthopaedic cases years ago, and it’s…

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3D Printed Sensor Detects COVID-19 Antibodies in 10 Seconds

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, 3D printing has been making major headlines, whether the technology is being used to make PPE, ventilators, and nasal swabs, or…

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MELD Introduces Latest Solid-State Metal 3D Printer, the L3

Virginia-based company MELD Manufacturing Corporation, a subsidiary of Aeroprobe Corporation, came bursting onto the 3D printing scene in 2018, when it won the RAPID Innovation Award just a month after…

3D Predict’s AI-Driven Software to Make 3D Printed Aligners in US

Instead of metal braces, clear aligners, also known as invisible aligners, are becoming increasingly popular for straightening out pearly whites. According to NewMouth, some of the most popular brands of…

Materialise Invests in Ditto’s 3D Printed Eyewear Technology Platform

Just as the use of 3D printing to mass manufacture hearing aids brought about changes to the entire industry, it looks like the same could be in the cards someday…

Las Vegas Raiders Unveil World’s “Tallest” 3D Printed Structure at New Stadium

A lot of sports fans from the US have really been missing football during the pandemic, my husband included, and they all breathed a sigh of relief as the National…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, September 27, 2020

A range of topics will be covered in this week’s roundup of webinars and virtual events, starting with controlled nesting and increased productivity. Moving on, attendees can learn how to…