Additive Manufacturing

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…

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Safran and SLM Solutions 3D Print Novel Landing Gear for Business Jet

French landing gear manufacturer Safran Landing Systems teamed up with SLM Solutions (AM3D.DE) to 3D print a novel patented part design of a nose landing gear for a business jet….

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NASA Funds 36 Space 3D Printing Projects—Here Are the 15 Most Exciting

NASA’s latest funding of space technology projects includes plenty of 3D printing innovation proposals. Out of a total of 289 US small businesses and 47 research institutions to receive initial…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 3, 2021: Mirai Foods, Markforged, DyeMansion, Fictiv, Lithoz

With stories ranging from funding for 3D printed meat products and on-demand print finishing services to a new entry-level ceramic 3D printer, we’ve got plenty of news to cover in…

Wematter Raises €4M to Scale Up Low-Cost SLS 3D Printing

Swedish startup Wematter is on a mission to democratize 3D printers and has raised €4 million ($4.7 million) in its latest funding round to scale up its advanced selective laser…

3D Printing Financials: Voxeljet Revenue up 80% since Last Earnings Report, Losses Deepen Year-over-Year

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer voxeljet (Nasdaq: VJET) reported fourth-quarter net losses for 2020 of €3.7 million ($4.3 million) after posting similar losses in the same period a year earlier. The…

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SpaceX Successes Drive off-Earth Innovation, So Do Its Failures

After a highly anticipated test launch, SpaceX‘s Starship SN11 prototype finally lifted off for a planned test flight. Climbing up from out of the cloud deck at the company’s South…

BotFactory Awarded $750K U.S. Air Force Grant to Develop Electronics 3D Printer

BotFactory has been selected by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) AFWERX technology accelerator program to develop a fully-automated desktop machine for on-site, on-demand 3D printing and assembly of printed circuit…

3D Printing Financials: SLM Solutions Reports Losses of €30M for 2020, Revenues Up 26%

SLM Solutions (AM3D.DE) reported a €30 million ($35 million) loss for the year ending December 31, 2020, with revenues at €62 million ($73 million) versus €49 million ($58 million) in…

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How the Perseverance Rover with 3D Printed Parts Is Thriving on Mars

Following a seven-month journey, NASA’s Perseverence Rover touched down at Mars’s Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021. Since then, mission controllers have made a lot of progress, including capturing the…

Joe Kennedy Joins 6K: First Politician to Sit on a 3D Printing Company’s Board

Former Massachusetts congressman Joe Kennedy III joins 6K’s board of directors after 15 years in politics. The leading metal powder producer suggested that the newly appointed politician would add a…

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With $1.6B Valuation, VELO3D is Sixth 3D Printing Firm with Plans to Go Public in 2021

As alluded to in a recent episode of the 3DPOD, VELO3D plans to go public through a merger with a blank check company backed by tennis star Serena Williams. The…

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From Magnets to Harpoons: How to Catch Space Debris

The world’s first commercial test mission to locate and remove space debris has finally launched to space. On March 22, 2021, Astroscale’s End-of-Life Services demonstration (ELSA-d) mission took off from…

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3D Printing and the Future of Space

Undoubtedly the most exciting frontier for human exploration, outer space is a gateway to probing promising worlds, looking for biosignatures in the atmospheres of exoplanets, or pushing the boundaries of…

Fused Form Develops Colombia’s First Large-Format Pellet 3D Printer

Colombian-based 3D printer manufacturer Fused Form has introduced a new large-format pellet extrusion 3D printing system. The FF Pellet 600+ is the first commercially available industrial pellet printer manufactured in…

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3D Printing Financials: Desktop Metal Announces $25M Loss in First Quarterly Report Since IPO

Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) reported losses for its fourth quarter and full-year 2020 in its first financial report since going public on December 10, 2020. However, in line with expectations…

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3D Printing Financials: Materialise Revenue Up 11% Since Last Earnings Report

A leader in additive manufacturing (AM) and medical software, Materialise (Nasdaq: MTLS) was optimistic after posting its earnings report for the fourth quarter and full-year 2020. Even though the last…

Airbus Wants Stratasys to Make More 3D Printed Parts for Its Planes 

Since it was first introduced in 2013, the Airbus‘ A350 XWB (extra wide body) passenger airliner has incorporated 3D printed parts. Through a collaboration with Stratasys, the pioneering aerospace giant…

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3D Printing Financials: 3D Systems Reports 2020 Loss but Healthcare Revenue up 9.1%

After markets closed on March 1, 2021, 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2020. The Rock Hill, South Carolina-based 3D printing solutions…

3D Printing Financials: Stratasys Revenues Up in Q4, Shares Up 156% Since Q3 Earnings

Pioneering 3D printing solutions provider Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) announced better than expected fourth quarter (Q4) and full-year 2020 financial results. The company reported a net income of $11 million for…

Orbex to Europe’s “Largest” Industrial 3D Printer to Build Rocket Parts

Private launch service provider Orbex is getting ready to send its first rockets to polar orbit in 2022. During the past five years, the innovative UK startup has been developing…

New 3D Printing Industry Leaders Join AMGTA

The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA) welcomed eight new member organizations adding to its list of 12 additive manufacturing (AM) companies aligned with the organization’s commitment to promoting the…

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3D Printing Startup Markforged to Go Public via SPAC Merger

Markforged, a leader in industrial 3D printing, prepares to go public after a merger deal with blank-check company one (NYSE: AONE), a $200 million special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) backed…

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Single-Piece 3D Printed Rocket Engine Passes Fire Test in India

Indian space startup AgniKul Cosmos has developed and test-fired a fully 3D printed rocket engine. Produced as a single component in one run, the higher stage semi-cryogenic liquid propulsion engine…