3D Printing

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: May 16, 2021

Even as we get closer to the official start of summer, that doesn’t mean the amount of webinars, virtual events, and live events are going down; in fact, the opposite…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 15, 2021: Nanoscribe, BCN3D, CapStone Holdings, Hochschule Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

In our 3D Printing News Briefs today, Nanoscribe has a new biocompatible material, and BCN3D’s Epsilon 3D printer won an award. CapStone Holdings is investing in mobility solutions, including the…

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INDEX Buys Controlling Stake in One Click Metal

Machine tool manufacturer INDEX acquired a controlling majority interest in One Click Metal, part of a new breed of low-cost metal printing companies. Offering accessible $100,000 powder bed fusion systems,…

Siemens Energy Uses Continuous Composites’ 3D Printing for Energy Generator Parts

Among the startups aiming to disrupt 3D printing and composites manufacturing is Continuous Composites, based out of Idaho. The company’s Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D) technology offers a number of…

3D Printing Financials: SLM Solutions Reports Net Loss of €5.1M for 2021 First Quarter

SLM Solutions reported first-quarter results after the market closed on May 12, 2021, announcing losses and decreasing revenues. The German pioneer in metal 3D printing technology came out with a…

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Sakuu to Release Multi-Material, Multi-Process Battery 3D Printer

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming a more common part of the public lexicon every day—I have at least one friend who drives one, and more car charging stations are popping…

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Altitude Hot Fire Test Series for 3D Printed Rocket Engine

California rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne said it has fully tested its 3D printed RL10C-X upper-stage rocket engine, hoping to help launch the Vulcan Centaur rocket as soon…

Should We Mass Customize 3D Printed Heat Exchangers?

On the 3DPOD, JPL’s Doug Hofmann recently said that 3D printed heat exchangers were one of the applications he was most excited about in additive. Since he is part of…

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Desktop Health Receives FDA Clearance for Denture 3D Printing Material

Desktop Metal’s (NYSE: DM) recently launched medical division, Desktop Health, has just earned its first major pedigree as a new business unit: FDA clearance. Desktop Health’s proprietary resin, Flexcera Base,…

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Rem3dy Health Group Raises $11M in Financing, Focusing on 3D Printed Protein Bars

Back in 2015, food tech entrepreneur Melissa Snover first partnered with a company called Katjes to launch The Magic Candy Factory 3D printer, which fabricates customized gummy candies in a…

FABULOUS Releases BLUE CARE Food-Safe Material for Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing

While we often talk about how PLA, or polylactic acid, is a pretty eco-friendly 3D printing filament, as it’s made from a variety of different plant products like corn and…

VELO3D’s Metal 3D Printers Bought by Two Aerospace Customers

Metal 3D printing leader VELO3D, which became the sixth AM company to announce that it was going public this year, just revealed that it will be delivering one of its…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 12, 2021: Sigma Labs, Vallourec and Total, Imperial College London

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we have a software update to tell you about, followed by a 3D printing first in the offshore equipment sector. Finally, we’ll finish things…

3D Printing for Preppers: Ruggedized 3D Printers for Austere Environments

3D printers are ideal for making improvised, emergency repairs in austere environments. If you need something now, or a new design to improve something quickly, 3D printing is ideal. It’s…

College Students Compete to Bring Space 3D Printing to 2021 NASA MINDS Challenge

Five teams from U.S. colleges received $1,500 each from NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Innovative New Designs for Space (MINDS) in 2021 to design, build and test…

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New 3D Printing Approach Enables More Complex Electrical Routing for 3D Integration of Microelectronic Subsystems

Demand for higher resolution and high-precision parts is driving the evolution of additive manufacturing. The latest 3D printer design from Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) uses a new approach called Projection…

Replicating a Masterpiece: Michelangelo’s David Gets 3D Printed Twin for Expo 2020

A life-size, 3D printed replica of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s “David” was unveiled in early May 2021 as the centerpiece of the Italy Pavilion at the Expo 2020 world fair hosted by…

Upon Protolabs Acquisition, 3D Hubs Becomes “Hubs”

After building up a significant business starting in 2013, 3D Hubs was acquired by Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) in January 2021. As the startup becomes fully integrated into the larger manufacturing…

A New Look at Netfabb Basic

When I first saw netfabb in 2009 or so, I was astounded by how cheap it was. Impressed with how netfabb fixes files, I urged Shapeways to work with them…

BASF and BigRep Partner for Construction 3D Printing Material for Concrete Formworks

Additive construction is building up in a big way, but as Executive Editor Joris Peels has noted, the real power of 3D printing in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC)…

Let’s 3D Print Nozzles to Make Many Things Better

After thinking a lot about flow as a new paradigm in considering and implementing additive manufacturing (AM), I considered batteries as one of the most impactful applications to examine. Then,…

3D Printing Financials: Stratasys Regains Momentum with 3D Printing Sales Increase

As several national economies rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, 3D printing companies are getting ready for greater demand for advanced manufacturing technologies. Thanks to an inherent demand-driven approach, additive manufacturing…

Dimension Inx Awarded DoD Grant for Bioprinting “Trachea That Repairs Itself”

Biomaterial company Dimension Inx has been awarded $240,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop solutions for tracheal injuries. The goal is to create a structure that…