3D Printing Research

Protolabs’ Largest 3D Printed Metal Part Was Made for Geothermal Energy Extraction

Back in August, I posted about the awards granted by the Department of Energy (DOE) to the first-place winners of the American-Made Geothermal Manufacturing Award, one of which was Downhole…

3D Printing News Briefs, December 3, 2022: Degradable Polymers & 3D Printed Trophies

We’re starting with some more formnext news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as the Foundry Lab debuted its microwave technology for quicker, cheaper metal casting at the trade show….

AI In-situ Monitoring Detects Fusion Flaws in L-PBF Metal 3D Printing

During the past four years, the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) Laboratory, the largest R&D center in the field of additive manufacturing (AM) at the University of Waterloo in Canada, has…

MIT 3D Printing Experiment Rides SpaceX’s Dragon to the ISS

SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket Saturday, November 26, 2022, ferrying new science investigations, supplies, and equipment for the crew at the International Space Station (ISS). Against the backdrop…

3D Printing News Briefs, November 26, 2022: 3D Printed Coral Reefs & Moon Habitat & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Carbon’s bioabsorbable elastomer platform is biocompatible in vivo, while researchers in Germany and Australia developed a 3D printing resin and dedicated printer that enable…

3D Printing News Briefs, November 23, 2022: ESD-Safe Resin, Edible QR Codes, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, AM Solutions has joined the ColdMetalFusion Alliance, AMFG is partnering with French 3D printing service bureau Erpro Group, and AddUp and the WBA are…

Chromatic 3D Launches End-to-End Platform for Reactive Extrusion 3D Printing

Chromatic 3D Materials, an additive manufacturing (AM) company based in Minneapolis, has announced the launch of two new products for reactive extrusion AM. In addition to ChromaScan, a software platform…

3D Printing News Briefs, November 12, 2022: Composites, Bioprinted Breast Tumors, & More

Business, aerospace, bioprinting, and more are on the agenda for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs! APG adopted Tritone’s MoldJet Technology, Austal USA is overseeing an AM Center of Excellence in…

Penn State’s OriginLabs Receives $1.5M in Funding for 3D Printers and More

OriginLabs, a new prototyping and R&D facility that is part of the Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub at Pennsylvania State University (PSU), recently received a $1.5 million grant for new…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 29, 2022: Software Release, Smooth Parts, & More

We’re starting with product launches and updates in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Artec 3D launched its Metrology Kit, and VoxelDance released the latest version of its All-in-One build prep…

Emerging Metal 3D Printing Technology from CalTech: Hydrogel Infusion

CalTech has been doing interesting work in 3D printing for a number of years now, especially Professor Julia Greer and the Greer Group. The team works in hierarchical, nano, battery…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 26, 2022: Metal Alloys, Construction, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with research out of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation on 3D printing sensors in a single operation, and then…

NIST Awards Ohio 3D Printing Service $800K for Distributed AM in National Emergencies

IC3D, an Ohio-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and 3D printing services company, recently announced that the company had received an $800,000 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant, from the National…

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6K and SmarTech Explore How Metal Powders Can Thrive in Scaling 3D Printing Markets

Trailblazing materials developer 6K rolled out its latest white paper to demonstrate the vast potential of metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM). The new document, titled “Metal Additive Goes Full…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 22, 2022: Sustainability, Batteries, & More

We start with a metal AM sustainability report in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then a new 3D printing process that offers novel energy storage design options. The Navy…

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New AM Ventures White Paper Details Keys to 3D Printing Startup Success

German-based 3D printing investor AM Ventures released its latest white paper, titled “Additive Manufacturing Startups: What are the Key Factors for Success?” The paper, now available for free on the…

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Post-Processing for 3D Printing to Reach $1.8B by 2031

Industry research firm SmarTech Analysis has published its latest report on post-processing for the additive manufacturing industry, “Post-Processing for Additive Manufacturing: Market Analysis and Forecast,” which shows the critical role…

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3D Printing Central to White House’s New National Strategy on Advanced Manufacturing

On Friday, October 9, 2022, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released the National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing (NSAM). It is the second update to A National Strategic…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 8, 2022: Sales Reps, Robotic 3D Printer, & More

We’re kicking things off with a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as nScrypt has signed new reps in four countries and B9Creations has opened a…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 6, 2022: Titanium, Tungsten, Concrete & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start with software, as Siemens embeds the 3Dfindit.com parts library by CADENAS into its Capital software. Onto metal news now, as research out…

New UL Research Sheds Light on 3D Printer Emission Toxicity

3D printing is frequently hailed as a revolution in manufacturing. It provides fast prototyping capabilities, quick turnarounds and less material waste. These breakthroughs may come at a cost, however. In…

3D Printing News Briefs, September 24, 2022: Software, Metal 3D Printing, & More

We’re starting with software first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to ceramic and metal 3D printing and business. We’ll end with 3D printing being used…

CT Scanning & 3D Printing Could Reveal New Dinosaur Species Inside Opalized Fossil

In order to get a closer look at, and learn more about creatures that died long ago, like dinosaurs, researchers and historians have turned to 3D printing and 3D scanning…

COBOD’s 3D Printers Moving Forward with Massive Construction Projects

Following a rush of investments from PERI Group, G.E. Renewable Energy, and Cemex Ventures, COBOD is lining up projects to set the tone for the future of 3D printing. In…