3D Printing

3D Printing News Briefs, February 17, 2024: Shot Blasting, Service Bureaus, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting out with post-processing, as SKZ Würzburg is using a shot blast system from AM Solutions for its research. Moving on to business,…

Farsoon Expands U.S. 3D Printing Presence with Additive Plus Partnership on the West Coast

As members of China’s additive manufacturing (AM) sector expand further into the West, one of the nation’s leading firms, Farsoon Technologies, has announced a strategic partnership with Additive Plus. This…

3D Printing Unpeeled: Gradient Electronics, Navigational Aids and CORE Business

The US Coast Guard spends around $20 million a year repairing navigational aids. Now the USCG’s Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center’s Waterways Operations Product Line (SILC-WOPL) and the Command, Control, Communications,…

Exentis Group Preps for IPO with Novel Metal 3D Printing Tech—We Have Questions

I wasn’t familiar with Exentis Group before reading about its intention to go public today. Until now, I could only find one other news story detailing the company’s achievement in…

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What Do JPL’s Layoffs Mean for the Space 3D Printing Segment?

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), known for some of the most exciting work in the space sector, announced that it was laying off eight percent of its workforce, 530 of…

3D Printing & the Military: Stingers & Tigers

As stated in the first part of this series, the U.S. military appears committed to extensively employing 3D printing in the enhancement, maintenance, extension, and improvement of its arsenal and…

U.S. Government Boosts Advanced Manufacturing with Three New Developments

Though the traction began building before the 2020 election, the Biden Administration has rolled out a slew of overarching initiatives that are reshaping how the U.S. will look going forward….

CORE Closes $887M in Commitments for Advanced Manufacturing and Beyond

The private equity (PE) sector is playing an increasing role in the evolution of the additive manufacturing (AM) landscape, particularly when it comes to the services sector in the U.S….

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Evolution and Strategy: M&A Insights in the 3D Printing Industry, 2022-2023

As 2024 unfolds, the 3D printing industry remains busy with mergers and acquisitions (M&As), showing it continues on a path of innovation and market expansion. While much of 2023 was…

3D Printing & the Military: Embers of Democracy

The Manhattan Project was one of the largest civil engineering and construction projects in the world, primarily taking place in Tennessee, New Mexico, and Washington. It employed over 130,000 people…

Advanced Manufacturing Firm Zeda Acquires The Orthopedic Implant Company

Zeda, the San Francisco-based provider of advanced manufacturing solutions, announced that it has acquired The Orthopedic Implant Company (OIC), a medical device manufacturer based in Reno, Nevada, for an undisclosed…

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Fine Detail Resolution: A New Level of Precision and Durability Beyond Traditional Polymer 3D Printing

Fine detail resolution (FDR) is a technology that enables balance in polymer additive manufacturing (AM). This technology allows for the creation of robust parts with a high level of detail…

Canada Funds $32.3M in Advanced Manufacturing Projects

As the deglobalization trend continues, national governments and their corporate partners are establishing manufacturing clusters meant to enable localized production. The latest country to follow the pattern is Canada, whose…

Just-in-Time Manufacturing: Beyond Trinkets and Rockets with 3D Printing

One of the most exciting aspects of 3D printing for mass production is the technology’s ability to eliminate the burden of overproduction. Unlike traditional methods like injection molding, which require…

Sony Semiconductor Israel Spinoff Lands $20M for Supply Chain Digitization

Supply chain digitization startup Sensos, a spin-off of Sony Semiconductor Israel, recently secured $20 million in new funding in its Series A round. The lead investor in the round was…

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HP’s Ramon Pastor on “Scaling Revenue Rapidly” with Metal Binder Jet 3D Printing

Last week’s successful Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) business summit was filled with illustrious speakers. Among them was the Global Head and General Manager of HP 3D Metals, the always friendly…

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3MF’s Very Short Survey Aims to Meet Needs of 3D Printing Users

The 3MF Consortium is actively seeking community feedback on the metadata standards for the .3mf file format in the form of a VERY short 3MF Metadata Survey. Share the link…

Blue Laser Firm NUBURU Explores Strategic Alternatives Amid NYSE Compliance Challenges

In a strategic move reflecting the current macroeconomic landscape, NUBURU, Inc. (NYSE American: BURU), a pioneer in industrial blue laser technology, has announced its decision to explore a wide array…

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Protect the QB: Patrick Mahomes’ Shattered Helmet Makes the Case for 3D Printed Padding

Aside from the outcomes of the games themselves — and the whereabouts of Taylor Swift — the most talked-about aspect of the 2024 NFL playoffs may have been Patrick Mahomes’…

3D Printing Ethics: Navigating the Gray Areas of 3D Technology

From crafting custom birthday presents to building life-saving prosthetics, 3D printing has revolutionized how we interact with the physical world. But with great power comes great responsibility, and the democratization…

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BASF Forward AM Offers Ultrafuse® PLA Tough: The Ultimate Functional PLA designed for High-Speed Printing

It’s seven times faster, seven times tougher making it seven times as advanced as any other standard PLA. The team at BASF Forward AM is constantly focused on developing innovative…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Bioprinting Ice and Fibers

A Carnegie Mellon University team has managed to inkjet ice and then cover it with a bioink UV curable resin. The ice then melts leaving behind 50 micron structures that…

3DPOD Episode 186: Micro DLP 3D Printing with John Kawola, CEO of BMF3D

John Kawola was one of the initial employees at Zcorp, a pioneering 3D printing company known for manufacturing color parts that was eventually acquired by 3D Systems. Subsequently, Kawola rejoined…

3D Printed Spare Parts Come to Brazil via New Partnership

In a new development for the adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) for spare parts, SENAI CIMATEC, a prominent Brazilian technology institution, and French start-up SPARE PARTS 3D have announced a…