3D Printing

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Baubot 3D Printing Robot is a Construction Site’s New Helper

Additive construction is currently in the early stages of its evolution and commercialization, with just a handful of businesses demonstrating the possibilities of this emerging technology. In most cases, they…

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3D Printing Used to Develop Menstrual Cup from Female-Owned Brand

3D printing is most often used for product development applications, a crucial tool to understand the look and feel of an item before it hits the market. That was the…

Purdue University to Create Thermwood LSAM Research Lab for Large-Scale 3D Printing

Purdue University will be establishing a laboratory dedicated to large scale additive manufacturing (AM). The school’s Composites Manufacturing Simulation Center (CMSC) is partnering with Thermwood Corporation for industry-funded research into…

AIM Sweden and HP 3D Print Molded Fiber Tooling for Packaging

2021 is really shaping up to be the year of the application, capitalization, and consolidation. Many companies are being bought to facilitate market entry by new players. We are also…

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BASF’s Replique Wants to 3D Print All of Your Spare Parts

Coming out of BASF’s Chemovator business incubator is Replique. The German company is offering a solution to enable the on-demand manufacturing of spare parts. Not only could Replique’s concept be…

Covestro TPU Used to Make 3D Printed Insoles

3D printed orthotics are not new to our industry, but this particular project is. Using Create it REAL‘s software suite and Covestro Addigy FPU 79A thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), as well…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 15, 2021: Essentium, Titanium GmbH, SUTD, QUT, & SUSTech

We’re starting 3D Printing News Briefs today with a little bit of business news, as Essentium has just now announced the newest appointment to its executive leadership team. Moving on,…

Wi3DP to Host 3rd Edition of “Meet the Stars of 3D Printing” with Automotive Expert Panel

The upcoming edition of “Meet the Stars of 3D Printing” will explore how students and young professionals interested in additive manufacturing (AM) can build a successful career in the automotive…

3D Printed T-Rex Replica “Trix” to be Displayed at Japanese Dinosaur Museum

3D scanning and 3D printing technologies have been used many times in the past to learn more about the diverse group of reptiles we call dinosaurs that walked the earth…

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Lithoz Introduces Entry-Level Ceramics 3D Printer CeraFab Lab L30

Lithoz has been commercializing the 3D printing of ceramics for 10 years. Also an AM Ventures investment and, recently, involved in a pharma production solution for vaccines, the Austrian company…

Ti-42Nb: A New Alloy for 3D Printed Orthopedics and Dental Implants

Ti-42Nb is a new alloy on the 3D printing orthopedics block and it might yet shake things up. The material, which is being offered by Taniobis’ AMtrinsic brand (formerly H.C….

Sustainable, Customizable 3D Printed Flip Flops Available on Kickstarter

It’s April in Ohio, which means that it’s almost time for me to bust out my various flip flops and welcome the warm summer weather! We often hear about 3D…

Carbon Expands in Italy and the UK as 3D Printing Demand Grows

3D printing unicorn Carbon signed a deal with Solid Print3D in the UK and Selltek in Italy as it gears up to accelerate its presence in Europe. The successful seven-year-old…

New Roboze Automate System Streamlines Industrial 3D Printing Workflow

An infrastructure is the foundation on which the structure of an economy is built, and includes a variety of systems and structures to help prop that economy up. Obviously, the…

Fortify Adds Two New 3D Printers, Customization Software for Composite 3D Printing

Composite 3D printing startup Fortify has announced the launch of two new FLUX printers, and a new software platform to let users have more control over the print process. The…

Bassetti Buys 3D Printing MES 3DTrust

It’s a busy M&A year and, now, an especially busy one for additive manufacturing (AM) manufacturing execution system (MES) software, as Bassetti buys 3DTrust. At the same time, Materialise bought…

PrintParts Adds 20 Markforged Onyx 3D Printers, Triples Production

Additive manufacturing (AM) service and technology company PrintParts has been rapidly expanding its capacity to meet customer demand for low to mid-volume end-use part production. The expansion initiative began four…

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Benny Buller on VELO3D’s SPACtacular Rise in Metal 3D Printing

2021 has already been a SPACtacular year for the 3D printing industry, with several companies already announcing mergers with special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). This includes Markforged, Rocket Lab, and…

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Materialise Has Option to Acquire 3D Printing MES Company Link3D

Belgian 3D printing service and software company Materialise (Nasdaq: MTLS) has announced that it has an option to acquire Link3D. The transaction will close later this year, but the company…

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3D Printing Bureaus on the Rise: Sandvik’s BEAMIT Acquires 3T Additive Manufacturing

The BEAMIT Group has acquired polymer and metal additive manufacturing (AM) provider 3T Additive Manufacturing from the German holding group AM Global. The deal represents the first step towards BEAMIT’s…

Fabbrix Introduces New ELEMENTO v2.1 for Industrial, Large-Format FFF 3D Printing

Italian 3D printer manufacturer Fabbrix introduced the second update to its ELEMENTO 3D printer series last summer, and now it’s back with another update: the ELEMENTO v2.1. This updated, large-format…

3D Printed Lockout-Tagout Tooling: Another Gateway App for 3D Printing

Previously I’ve written that 3D printing is industrial strength duck tape for your business. Through seeing our technology as an improvisational tool that can be used to solve problems, I’ve…

COBOD’s 2020 Financial Results Confirm Profitable Growth for Construction 3D Printing

It turns out that 2020 was an excellent year for Danish firm COBOD. The cement 3D printer manufacturer reported a gross profit of DKK 9.3 million ($1.5 million) for 2020…

3DPOD Episode 57: Prosthetics & Orthotics with Brent Wright (EastPoint Prosthetics & LifeNabled)

Brent Wright is a prosthetist and orthotist who uses 3D printing to help people regain function in their lives. Max and I both found talking to him to be super…