3D Printing

MakerOS Offers Operation Software to Digital Fabrication Businesses for Free

All-in-one business operating software and collaboration platform MakerOS, founded by Mike Moceri, has some big news: its software is now available to designers, engineers, fabricators, manufacturers, and other digital fabrication…

Designer 3D Prints Assistive Tech for Blind Dog

Today, 3D printing is a multibillion dollar industry, used in factories, research labs, and even in the depths of space. At the same time, amateur creatives are still using their…

3D Printing Provider Fathom Acquires Injection Molding Firm

With more than 100 large-platform industrial-grade 3D printers, as well as services including CNC machining, injection molding, and urethane casting, Fathom is one of the biggest on-demand digital manufacturing platforms…

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US Army and Raytheon to Use 3D Systems Metal 3D Printing to Heat-Optimize Munitions

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) has been chosen by defense contractor Raytheon and the U.S. Army’s central laboratory to help with a design optimization project. To do that, the 3D Systems’…

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Construction 3D Printing Mighty Buildings Raises $40M in Series B

Oakland startup Mighty Buildings is already building up hopes for additive construction in the U.S. After garnering a great deal of attention in the past year for its “beautiful, sustainable…

Bioprinting Startup TissueLabs Moves HQ from Brazil to Switzerland

Brazilian bioprinting startup TissueLabs is moving its headquarters to the city of Lugano in southern Switzerland’s Italian-speaking Ticino region. The move was announced in February 2021, after company Founder and…

3D Systems to Expand South Carolina 3D Printing Facility

It’s been a rather tumultuous time for 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD), with two new CEOs and two major reorganizations in just four years. Late last summer, the company, with Dr….

New 3D Printing Process Changes Layers “On The Fly”

A research team at Northwestern University has used light and a robotic arm to develop a new 3D printing process which lets them move, turn, and resize model layers during…

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Node Audio Walkthrough: Learn How Hylixa 3D Printed Speakers are Created

Created to disrupt the HiFi industry, the 3D printed Hylixa loudspeakers look different from traditional bulky box-like models. The novel speaker’s complex geometry and cutting-edge acoustic innovation were designed and…

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AMS 2021: The Gaps in Automating 3D Printing for Production

As exciting as all of the verticals discussed at the online Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit were, automation is a personal favorite as it addresses the gaps between 3D printing and…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 10, 2021: Ultimaker, CALLUM, Squarofumi, Hofstätter

We’re talking business, a 3D printer installation, and some interesting 3D printed products in today’s News Briefs. Ultimaker has appointed a new Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, while…

Series Production of 5G Car Antennas Made Possible with SLS 3D Printing

Civil antenna manufacturer Rhosoon Intelligent Technology is 3D printing 5G vehicle-mounted antennas. The devices execute high-performance communication for remote areas with weak network coverage and to support emergency services working…

Nexa3D Says New Everlast Membrane Extends Series Production 3D Printing Runs

California-based Nexa3D, well-known for making ultrafast polymer production 3D printers, has announced a new product that it says can extend series production 3D printing runs, and ensure less downtime as…

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De-Hyper: Are 3D Printed Homes the Answer to the Housing Crisis? Probably Not.

Additive construction is taking off much more quickly than this author had anticipated. We’ve seen an increasing number of “firsts”, from the “first” 3D printed building in Germany to the…

Autonomous Swarm of 3D Printed Robot Fish Could Swim Where Humans Can’t

We’ve seen 3D printed swarms of robots that are designed to pick up garbage, complete intricate production tasks, and even participate in surveillance, environmental, and search and rescue missions at…

3D Control Systems Launches AI-Powered 3D Printing Workflow Platform ZAP

Today, California-based 3D Control Systems, which is the parent company of 3DPrinterOS, is announcing the launch of ZAP, its new AI-powered automated software platform for the advanced manufacturing industry. The…

Nexa3D & Henkel Expand Partnership with Three New Photoplastic 3D Printing Materials

This summer, SLA production 3D printer manufacturer Nexa3D and functional additive materials supplier Henkel announced that they were partnering up to commercialize the durable, medical-grade xMED412 material, which was tested by…

Channeling the Unseen: 3D Printing for Flow Applications

Flow is not an industry; it’s not an established vertical; it’s not an established part; it’s not a thing you can buy at Sigma Aldrich or RS Components. Flow is…

Ulendo Receives $250K NSF Grant for 3D Printing Calibration Software

One of the common challenges with fused filament 3D printers is vibration. Running printers at high speeds often leads to excessive vibrations, which can generate low-quality prints with surface defects,…

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ExOne (XONE) Releases Office-Friendly Bound Metal 3D Printer

The competition in Binder Jet is heating up. Just a week ago, Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) announced the two-step bound metal Studio 2 System. By eliminating one step of the…

Startup Accelerator: Arris Composites Takes a New Approach to 3D Printing Carbon Fiber

Composites have always been a whiz bang technology that can lightweight things and give them excellent strength to weight. Widely deployed in niche applications, composites, including carbon fiber-reinforced materials, are…

GE Developing 3D Printed Device to Convert Air into Water for US Military

A team led by GE Research has been given a multi-million dollar contract to develop 3D printed atmospheric water collectors for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Atmospheric Water Extraction…

RAG & Metro Aerospace to Deliver 3D Printed, FAA-Certified Microvanes for Aircraft

Oklahoma-based defense contract parts supplier Rapid Application Group (RAG), a HUBZone and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), recently announced a new additive manufacturing contract with Metro Aerospace, which designs, integrates,…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup: February 7, 2021

While this week is quiet in terms of webinars, there are a couple of big virtual events coming up, including Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2021, hosted by 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Analysis….