3D Printing

3D Printing News Briefs, September 25, 2021: Partnerships, Software, & More

The first order of business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs is 3D Systems, which has welcomed a Chief Scientist. In the rest of the business, Solukon is announcing a…

Design for Disruption: 3D Printing Design for Installation

With 3D printing we have the ability to redesign existing parts. We can do this to get them to work in a 3D printed form, or to optimize for cost….

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Cellink-Organovo Lawsuit Over Bioprinting Patents is Far From Over

In the highly competitive biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, hardware manufacturers are under a lot of pressure to provide the best, most efficient, and fastest platforms for researchers. Bioprinting, in particular,…

Interview: Large, Foam-Based 3D Printed Parts Now Possible with ColorFabb and Colossus

The large-scale 3D printing space is heating up in both polymers and concrete. Medium-format systems are also finding more applications. In uses such as formwork, molds, large-scale tooling and even…

RAPID + TCT 2021 Keynotes: 3D Printing in Aerospace, Medical, & More

At the start of SME’s 30th year of RAPID + TCT, widely known as North America’s largest, most important additive manufacturing event, AM consultant and writer Todd Grimm got things…

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$51M to Ramp up 6K’s Production of Batteries and 3D Printing Metals

6K, the company behind the UniMelt microwave plasma platform that produces unique additive manufacturing powders, has closed a $51M Series C financing round. Volta Energy Technologies, the energy investment firm…

Secret Audit Reveals US Military’s 3D Printing Tech Vulnerable to Cyberattacks

To those of us who are particularly civic-minded, few news alerts are more anxiety-inducing than those in which the U.S. military’s most broadly-encompassing actions are put under the microscope. The…

INTAMSYS at RAPID + TCT 2021: Intelligent Systems for 3D Printing Functional Materials

Industrial-grade 3D printer manufacturer and AM solutions provider INTAMSYS, founded in 2013, is all about printing high-performance parts out of high-temperature plastics at a more affordable price. As Paul Carlson,…

US Army to Explore 3D Printed Helmets with General Lattice

General Lattice‘s design software is to be used by the U.S. Army’s Development Command Soldier Center (DEVCOM-SC) to make lattices for the military division’s combat helmet. The company is involved…

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Mantle’s Bound Metal 3D Printing Boosted by $25M Investment

California startup Mantle Inc., which came out of stealth mode this winter with its TrueShape hybrid bound metal printing (BMP) technology, has just announced a successful $25 million round of…

3D Systems Finalizes Sale of On-Demand Business, Will Operate as Quickparts

Pioneering additive manufacturing solutions provider 3D Systems finalized the $82 million deal for the sale of its on-demand 3D printing and custom manufacturing business. The rebranded company will operate as…

3D Printing Tunneling Machine Takes Second in Elon Musk Competition

Students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich won second place at the first Not-A-Boring Competition, a tunnel construction race designed by Elon Musk’s The Boring Company…

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RAPID + TCT 2021 Day 1: FormAlloy, Protolabs, Dyndrite, & More

Finally, after what felt like a very long, long time, North America’s largest, most influential additive manufacturing (AM) event got back to business! The 30th edition of RAPID + TCT…

3D Printing News Briefs, September 21, 2021: 3D Printed COVID Test, Meatless Burgers, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, some new 3D printed industry technology is being tested at Curtin Malaysia, and three partners are working to make vehicles more lightweight. Researchers have…

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Can Fluicell’s Bioprinted Tissue Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes?

As Swedish bioprinter manufacturer Fluicell prepares to enter the regenerative medicine market through its BioRej Advance program, it focuses on developing therapeutic products based on bioprinted transplantable microtissues targeting important…

Dream 3D Printing Soonicorns: Essentium, ICON & More

As of July 2021, 291 companies achieved the coveted mythical $1 billion status, far surpassing any previous year’s peak, according to financial platform Crunchbase. With 2021 proving to be a…

Massive 3D Printed Park Erected in Shenzen, China

Forget the mutually reinforcing buildup of their respective militaries – the real battle between the United States and China is in the field of 3D printing! You’ve probably heard of…

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GE Pursues New 3D Printer for Casting Metal Wind Turbine Parts with Fraunhofer and voxeljet

A team of partners including GE (NYSE: GE), Fraunhofer IGCV and voxeljet AG (NASDAQ: VJET) have announced the establishment of a project to create “the world’s largest 3D printer for…

Nanoscribe’s New Microfabrication 3D Printer Makes Complex Structures for Life Sciences

German company Nanoscribe, a leading developer of high-precision additive manufacturing technologies and part of the BICO group (formerly known as Cellink), launched a new high-precision 3D printer for manufacturing elaborate…

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SmarTech Analysis: 3D Printing to Reach Historic Growth Levels, Following Strong H1 2021

In its latest quarterly report, SmarTech Analysis anticipates tremendous growth for the 3D printing industry after an already a successful first half of the year. In an analysis that was…

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Freeformer manufactures seals and parts from original soft materials

Design freedom, less weight and material, individuality, high efficiency: additive manufacturing is indispensable for innovative applications, for example in the automotive industry or in lightweight construction. A unique selling point…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: September 19, 2021

We’ve got another busy week of webinars and events to tell you about! Topics in this week’s roundup run the gamut from 3D digital textures and FDM 3D printing potential…

3D Printing News Briefs, September 18, 2021: Business, Materials, & More

We’re filling up the front of today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with plenty of business, as one company celebrates an anniversary and two others welcome new executives to their ranks….

3D Printing Service Hubs Appoints New CEO, Alex Cappy

Changes are taking place at Hubs since it was acquired by manufacturing service provider Protolabs (Nasdaq: PRLB). Not only has the subsidiary removed the “3D” from its name, but it…