Additive Manufacturing

2 Million Parts and Counting: ExOne Adoption Center in Pittsburgh 3D Prints 24/7

The newly renovated ExOne Metal 3D Printing Adoption Center, located outside of Pittsburgh, now runs continuously with 28 metal 3D printers, including two new metal platforms dedicated to stainless steel…

Launcher’s New Orbital Transfer Vehicle to Rideshare on SpaceX Falcon 9 in 2022

Launcher’s new orbit transfer vehicle (OTV) will debut on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare for its inaugural flight to Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) in October 2022. Known as Launcher Orbiter, the…

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In-Space 3D Printing Builds Part for ISS Water Recovery System

Ever since Redwire’s first commercial microgravity plastic 3D printer was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2016, it has provided in-orbit fabrication services and produced more than 200…

Tronix3D Acquired by Agile Space Industries to Ramp up Aerospace 3D Printing

Agile Space Industries (Agile), a developer of propulsion engines for spacecraft, acquired the 3D printing service bureau Tronix3D for an undisclosed amount and rebranded it as Agile Additive. The wholly-owned…

Fabrisonic’s Ultrasonic Welding Prints Parts for NASA and Commercial Industry

NASA has a long history of supporting U.S. entrepreneurs, helping them turn their innovations from ideas into commercial products. Hundreds of small businesses have leveraged the agency’s Small Business Innovation…

Arburg Opens Shanghai 3D Printing Center to Expand Chinese Presence

German machine construction company Arburg opened a new Prototyping Center (APC) at its Shanghai site on March 2021, strengthening its presence in China and offering prospective additive manufacturing customers the…

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Launcher Raises $11.7M in Funding for 3D Printed Rocket Engines

Amid growing competition in the potentially lucrative small launch vehicle segment, startup Launcher Space has raised $11.7 million in a Series A round of funding led by company CEO and…

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Students’ In-Space 3D Printing Experiment Works in Zero-G Test

Advances in space technology and manufacturing processes have helped to lower costs and reduce entry barriers to space. Still, space is expensive. Today, all spacecraft are developed, tested, and assembled…

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3D Systems Sells On Demand 3D Printing Business for $82M

After more than a decade of providing the widest range of 3D printing services for on-demand manufacturing, 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) will sell its service bureau business to private equity…

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Maxar and Zenith Tecnica 3D Printed 260 Titanium Parts for Satellites

Space technology pioneer Maxar has been using additively manufactured parts in orbit since 2016. Since then, the company has launched more than 20 spacecraft with 3D printed parts made from…

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Laser Wars: Farsoon’s New 8-Laser 3D Printer Attracts Attention from TCT Asia Attendees

TCT Asia 2021 kicked off in Shanghai’s New International Expo Center on May 26, 2021, and in just two days, Chinese pioneering additive manufacturing supplier Farsoon introduced two new machines…

GoProto Delivers 3D Printed Comms System for Combat Vehicles

Australian rapid manufacturing provider GoProto delivered locally 3D printed dismount communication components for next-generation combat vehicles to Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA), a subsidiary of German technology firm Rheinmetall. GoProto is…

3Degrees to Develop 3D Printing Materials Database for America Makes

3Degrees is a 3D printing consultancy that enables businesses to adopt the technology by applying its industry insights and materials expertise. With its TRACEam Process streamlining project management and documentation…

New Method 3D Prints Pills that Regulate Drug Release

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA)’s School of Pharmacy in England identified a new additive manufacturing (AM) method to 3D print porous medicine tablets that can regulate the…

Launcher Acquires AMCM M4K Printer to 3D Print Whole Engine Combustors on Site

Back in 2018, the CEO and founder of rocket company Launcher, Max Haot, was looking for a solution to print entire combustion chambers for his rocket engine. The parts are…

10 3D Printing Projects Enter Phase II of NASA’s SBIR Program in 2021

Each year, NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program awards contracts to small businesses across the United States to spur research and commercialization of innovative space technologies. As a renewed…

Laser Sintering 3D Printer Firm Farsoon Expands into Japan

Aiming to become a global company and support its additive manufacturing (AM) user base on a worldwide scale, Farsoon Technologies has established multiple regional partnerships, international offices and developed a…

3D Printing Financials: voxeljet Posts Earnings Loss for Q1 2021, Revenue Up 4.5%

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer voxeljet (Nasdaq: VJET) delivered first-quarter results after the market closed on May 13, 2021. The German company reported another quarterly loss. This time, the net losses…

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…

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…

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…

Covestro Turns Trash into Material for Pellet 3D Printing

Made from 100% post-consumer plastic waste, Covestro’s first 3D printing material offers manufacturers structural performance with a lower carbon footprint than virgin material. Developed by the additive manufacturing business recently…