3D Printing Materials

3D Printing Financials: IperionX Aims for Mid-2024 Titanium Powder Production Amid Stock Downturn

IperionX (NasdaqCM: IPX), a company now headquartered in the United States and trading on both the Nasdaq and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), has released its first-quarter earnings report for…

NatureWorks Gets $350M Loan to Build PLA Manufacturing Plant in Thailand

NatureWorks makes a lot of the polylactic acid (PLA) plastic we consume with 3D printing. PLA is also used for packaging, medical nonwovens, interior decoration materials, and more. By not…

Finnair Hires AM Craft to 3D Print Plastic Parts for Aircraft Interiors

Riga-based AM Craft, a supplier specialized in 3D printing aviation components and certified under EASA Part 21G, announced a significant achievement today. The company will assist in upgrading Finnair’s A320…

WASP’s Residency Program Results in 3D Printed Ceramic Wall Tiles

WASP is a very different 3D printer OEM. It is a bit more off the wall as it tries to build walls. This is partly due to WASP’s origins, as…

Bringing a Business Model from Prototype to Scale: Makelab CEO Christina Perla Discusses the Company’s Innovative Growth Strategy

“Being industrial designers, Manny and I, at first, planned to start a design firm. As we were building it out and taking on various client projects, there was an opportunity…

MIT Spinoff RLP Secures $7M to Scale and Accelerate Gel Suspension 3D Printing

Leading the charge in innovative manufacturing, MIT spinout Rapid Liquid Print (RLP) has shattered traditional barriers with its unique gravity-free fabrication technology. This cutting-edge approach can produce complex, large-scale items…

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Industrial Giant Ingersoll Rand Leads $19M Round Backing Inkbit’s AI-Driven 3D Printing

Inkbit, the Massachusetts-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of multi-material, AI-integrated 3D printers, has closed a $19 million financing round. Ingersoll Rand, a US giant in the industrial equipment sector, led…

German Companies Team up to Create Traceable 3D Printing Filament

Two German corporations, plastics manufacturer GRAFE GmbH and Tailorlux, a company specializing in making “optical fingerprints” for a variety of product classes, are collaborating on a new line of additive…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 4, 2024: Inkjet Materials, 3D Printed Mac Clone, & More

May the 4th be with you, fellow Star Wars fans! In this edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Quantica and ALTANA Cubic Ink are working together to expand future inkjet…

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New EOS Responsible Manufacturing Portfolio Includes Material Recycling and Reduced-CO2 Aluminum

Members of the additive manufacturing industry often tout the technology’s green credentials, but only pay lip service to inherent issues with energy use and material sourcing. EOS is doing more…

3DPOD Episode 197: Ceramics 3D Printing with Johannes Homa, Lithoz CEO

Lithoz is a pioneer in the 3D printing of technical ceramics, initially using a ceramic-loaded stereolithography process and later adopting multiple technologies. Johannes Homa, a researcher turned entrepreneur, discusses his…

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Full Program Announced for July’s 2024 Additive International Summit

Running from 10th to the 11th July in Nottingham, UK, the 2024 Additive International Summit features presentations from some of the world’s leading additive manufacturing researchers and developers The full…

Titanium Powder Supplier IperionX Completes HAMR Furnace Installation at Virginia Campus

IperionX, the Charlotte-based manufacturer and supplier of US-sourced titanium products, has installed the Hydrogen Assisted Metallothermic Reduction (HAMR) furnace at its Titanium Manufacturing Campus in South Boston, Virginia. The company…

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Interview: Rethinking 3D Printing for High-Volume Production with Exentis

As the 3D printing market hits its bottom, leaving SPAC-merged firms grasping for cash, we may soon witness a new wave of additive manufacturing (AM) IPOs, with other companies able…

Equispheres Secures C$20M for Metal 3D Printing Powders with Automotive Backing

Ottawa-based metal powder maker Equispheres Inc. announced an impressive initial close of its Series B financing round, amassing approximately C$20 million. This significant financial injection was led by Martinrea International…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 20, 2024: Manufacturing 4.0 Consortium, Blow Molding, & More

We’re starting with news about a manufacturing consortium in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as OPEN MIND Technologies has joined the Georgia Tech Manufacturing 4.0 Consortium. Moving on, industrial machining…

Is Recycled 3D Printer Filament the Key to Sustainable Development?

Could recycled 3D printer filament be the key to sustainable development? Material extrusion 3D printers are low-cost and useful for creating dimensionally accurate, tough plastic objects made of PLA, PETG,…

IperionX Inks 10-Year Deal with Wisconsin Manufacturer for 80 Metric Tons of Titanium Per Year

IperionX, the Charlotte-based supplier of sustainable titanium powders used for additive manufacturing (AM) and metal injection molding (MIM), has signed a ten-year deal with United Stars, a group of industrial…

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Why Corrosive Resistant Materials Are Important to the Success of 3D Printing Across Industries

The adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) is accelerating across many major industries. As this technological shift unfolds, the importance of corrosion resistance has emerged as a challenge for 3D printing…

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Markforged Ordered to Pay $17M to Continuous Composites for Patent Infringement

In a decision on April 15, 2024, the District Court of Delaware ruled in favor of carbon fiber 3D printing firm Continuous Composites, in its patent infringement lawsuit against Markforged…

3DPOD Episode 195: 3D Printing Wood, Coffee, and Seaweed with Andy Jeffery, Marvel Labs

Andy Jeffery is a long-time 3D printing veteran who has repeatedly introduced binder jetting technologies to new areas. Starting as one of the earliest adopters of this technology for filters,…

Renault’s New Auto 3D Printing Material is Adaptive, Light, and Recyclable

120-year-old car brand Renault (EPA: RNO) has teamed up with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) to develop a new 3D printing material. This innovative material is…

Researchers Gain New Levels of Control over Volumetric 3D Printing

A recent study published in Advanced Materials Technologies by Nathaniel Corrigan, Xichuan Li, Jin Zhang, and Cyrille Boyer delves into the advancements in xolography, a pioneering volumetric 3D printing method….

Purdue Teams Power 3D Printed Rocket Chamber with Elementum 3D’s Aluminum Powder

Self-landing rockets essentially changed the space sector, transforming it from a niche research segment to fully fledged industry. To continue driving the technology forward, new generations of engineers are expanding…