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3D Printing for Preppers: Investment Casting with PolyCast Filament

While disaster has not yet befallen my humble family, there is no shortage of emergencies globally and the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated just how useful even desktop 3D printing can…

U.S. Energy Department Awards QuesTek $1.2M for Ultra-high Temperature 3D Printing Metals

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) awarded a $1.2 million grant to high-performance materials developer QuesTek Innovations. The funds will be used to design and…

Jet Car Dragster Gets 3D Printed PEEK Upgrades

Florida company nScrypt makes flexible biomanufacturing, microdispensing, and 3D manufacturing equipment for industrial applications. In turn, we’ve seen the company’s solutions used for a variety of applications, such as bioprinting,…

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Dream M&As: 3D Printing Mergers and Acquisitions We’d Like to See in 2021, Part 3

Inspired in part by the acquisition of EnvisionTEC by Desktop Metal, of 3D Hubs by ProtoLabs, and of Origin by Stratasys, we’ve been brainstorming about the newly hot 3D printing stocks and renewed interest…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup: January 24, 2021

We’ve got a full slate of webinars and virtual events to tell you about for this upcoming week, including an AM Coalition Forum with a member of Congress, a 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 23, 2021: CADENAS, BCN3D, ExOne & AMGTA, 6K

We’ve got some business news for you in this weekend edition of 3D Printing News Briefs! CADENAS and BCN3D are both reporting good news from 2020, and ExOne has just…

CEO Meddah Hadjar to Leave SLM Solutions

SLM Solutions (AM3D.DE) has announced that its CEO, Meddah Hadjar, will not be extending his contract with the company at the end of January 2021. The company has stated the…

DIY Air Filtration System Improves Ultimaker S3 3D Printer Safety

While the benefits of the technology are numerous, 3D printing does still have its safety issues: namely the emission of ultrafine particles, chemicals, and other pollutants into the surrounding air….

DMC Brings Silicone 3D Printing to the U.K… Again

The Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC), a 3D printing service bureau, has introduced to the U.K. a process called silicone additive manufacturing (SAM). The technology, developed by a Swiss company called…

Sugar Lab Launches 3D Printed Chocolate Confections for Valentine’s Day

The best thing about Valentine’s Day, at least in my opinion, is the abundance of chocolate available on store shelves. But this tasty treat can also be 3D printed, and…

3D Printing Market Outlook 2021: Powder Bed Fusion and Multi Jet Fusion, Part 2

This is the second part of a Market Outlook for 2021 for both the Powder Bed Fusion and Multi Jet Fusion technologies. The first part can be found here. The…

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WASP’s Dual House 3D Printers Build Innovative Eco-Habitat in Italy

Pioneering Italian 3D printer manufacturer WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) completed the printing phase of its sustainable living project TECLA, an innovative eco-habitat, circular housing model created entirely with reusable…

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Are We Finally at the Long-Awaited 3D Printing Inflection Point?

In my near-decade long tenure as a professional analyst to the 3D printing and additive manufacturing space, there has been near continuous talk about market inflection points—a time when the…

Georgia Middle Schoolers 3D Print Parts for the Space Station

At Dade County Middle School in Trenton, Georgia, two students have 3D printed parts for the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the HUNCH (High school students United with…

3DPOD Episode 47: Metal Powders Deep Dive with Carpenter Additive’s Ben Ferrar

An often little understood key element of the 3D printing equation is powder. Powdered metal is the material in powder bed fusion and binder jet systems. We write, read, and…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 21, 2021

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re taking a look at some unique projects that were completed using 3D printing. A maker modified a Creality printer to try…

God of Small Things: 3D MicroPrint CEO Provides a Look into His Tiny World

I interviewed Joachim Göbner, CEO at 3D MicroPrint, to understand 3D printing at the microscale. 3D MicroPrint is specialized in micro sintering of small metal parts. This means, along with…

Rapid Response Initiative Implements 3D Printing Disaster Relief Simulation

We’ve seen several 3D printing disaster relief initiatives before, cataloged 3D printing for preppers, heard people opine how 3D printing will become an integral part of disaster relief, and seen…

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New Data Report: 3D Printing Revenues Reached $2.12B in Q3 2020, Says SmarTech Analysis

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy took a steep nose dive in 2020. This included the 3D printing market during the first half of the year, but our…

ARTEMIS I Mission: NASA’s Orion Capsule Ready to Fly to the Moon

With NASA gearing up for its upcoming mission to the Moon, 2021 will be a big year for space news. Ramping up its ambitious plans to return humans to the…

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Dream M&As: 3D Printing Mergers and Acquisitions We’d Like to See in 2021, Part 2

Inspired in part by the acquisition of EnvisionTEC by Desktop Metal and of Origin by Stratasys, we’ve been brainstorming about the newly hot 3D printing stocks and renewed interest from investors in our markets. Is 2021 going…

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3D Hubs Bought by Protolabs (PRLB) for $320M

Today, 3D Hubs has been acquired by Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) for $280 million, with a possible $50 million to follow later. The $280 million is made up of $130 million…

Penn State Researchers Make 3D Printing More Efficient with Five-Axis Fabrication

When you 3D print objects that have overhangs, supports are traditionally added to the print before the build begins, because the overhangs are not supported by anything below and your…

Nexa3D and Keystone Announce New Partnership to Advance Dentistry Through Better 3D Printing

Manufacturer of polymer production 3D printers Nexa3D, and manufacturer of biocompatible photopolymer resins Keystone Industries, announced today that they are partnering up to improve 3D printing capabilities available to dental…