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Formlabs & Hasbro Commercially Launch Selfie Series of 3D Printed Action Figures

Earlier this summer, Formlabs announced that it was teaming up with global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) to launch a new series of action figures featuring the faces of…

Germany’s Rapid Shape Brings Automated 3D Printing to North Carolina

While not as well-known in the U.S., German 3D printer manufacturer Rapid Shape has a unique approach to vat photopolymerization that may actually be more advanced than most products on…

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Nikon Spending Spree Continues with Investment in 3D Printed Antenna Firm Optisys

Japanese optics manufacturing giant Nikon (TYO: 7731) has had a sizable foot in additive manufacturing (AM) for some time, and its interest in the sector has only escalated recently. This…

Fully Automated 3D Printing Cell to Be Showcased by Optomec at IMTS

Optomec, the Albuquerque-based, additive manufacturing (AM) technology company, will be exhibiting a fully automated, AM-centered work cell at next week’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago (September 12-17). Optomec’s…

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Interview: Materialise Acquires Identify3D to Bring Security to 3D Printing Software

Materialise (Nasdaq: MTLS) has bought additive manufacturing (AM) software firm Identify3D and will integrate its security features into its own recently launched CO-AM platform. The company hopes that it will…

Mantle 3D Announces Commercial Launch of “the Only 3D Printer Designed for Toolmaking”

Mantle 3D, a San Francisco-based, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) startup, announced that its metal printers for tooling will now be commercially available. Mantle is making the announcement ahead of its…

Manufacturing Services Provider Uses Essentium Platform to 3D Print Asset Tracking Solution

Essentium, Inc., a Texas-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of additive manufacturing (AM) platforms, announced a recent successful use-case example for the company’s technology by Additive at Scale (AAS), a manufacturing…

World’s Largest Brick Maker Uses Masonry Robot to Build Brick House

Wienerberger AG, the Austrian-based construction materials corporation, announced that the first house has been completed using the Hadrian X masonry robot, which was developed by the Australian robotics firm, Fastbrick…

Carbon Acquires 3D Printing Software Startup ParaMatters

Carbon, the Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of additive manufacturing (AM) platforms, announced its acquisition of ParaMatters, a software as a services (SaaS) company providing solutions for the 3d printing sector. Carbon…

Czinger Vehicles Debuts New 3D Printed Hypercars

Last week, at The Quail Motorsports Gathering in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California, Czinger Vehicles debuted two new hypercars that will join the company’s first offering, the 21C. In addition to the 21C…

Aussie Cold Spray 3D Printer Maker Enters Mining Market

Titomic, the Australian original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specializing in cold spray additive manufacturing (AM), announced a second order this month from mining services company Brauntell, also based in Australia. Additionally,…

Legacy Aussie Building Firm Transitions to 3D Printed Construction

Boss Products, one of the oldest building products manufacturers in Australia, made the decision about two years ago to transition to the use of additive construction (AC). The company recently…

Mini Car 3D Printed and Assembled Automatically by AMBOTS

Arkansas-based AMBOTS is continuing its work in automated production, essentially creating a small-scaled demo of the possibility of lights-out manufacturing with 3D printing and other technologies. In its latest work, the…

3D Printing Facility Opened at Bengaluru Airport City

Peekay Group, a South Indian industrial outfit, has partnered with Bengaluru Airport City Limited (BACL), to open an additive manufacturing (AM) center at Bengaluru Airport City. The latter is a…

Divergent Secures Up to $80M in New Financing for 3D Printed Car Operations

3D printed supercar startup Divergent Technologies announced that it has successfully completed two new financing agreements, for a total of up to $80 million. This follows the Southern California-based company’s $160…

AMT Seeks to Automate the 3D Printing Ecosystem

It used to be considered 3D printing’s “dirty secret.” Now, however, post-processing isn’t just a well-known aspect of the industry, but it is a thriving subsegment in itself. Just read…

3DQue’s QuinlyVision Automates 3D Print Failure Detection

According to Canadian technology startup 3DQue, between 3 and 20% of all print jobs will have defects, or even fail. 3DQue has long been focused on automating 3D printing through…

Ai Build Announces $3.2 Million in New Investments

London-based software as a service (SaaS) company, Ai Build, announced that it has raised $3.2 million from its most recent round of funding. Along with SuperSeed, one of the company’s…

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BMW Creates Fully Automated Production Lines for 3D Printed Car Parts

Three years ago, 12 companies and research institutions working at the intersection of the German automotive and additive manufacturing (AM) industries formed a consortium for the purpose of completing a…

Markforged and 3YOURMIND Join Forces for Fleet Management 3D Printing Software

Looking back at 2022, will we see this as the year of manufacturing execution software (MES) in 3D printing? Possibly. There have been a number of developments related to the…

3DPOD Episode 105: Automated Post-Processing with Joseph Crabtree, CEO AM Technologies

Joseph Crabtree’s Additive Manufacturing Technologies is spreading around the world. The company has offices in four countries and its PostPro3D vapor fusion technology is growing. But, Joseph wants more. He…

Custom 3D Printed Tooling Gets Automated with BigRep’s FLOW Software

At formnext 2021, large-format 3D printing company BigRep unveiled its new generation of printers, including the new and improved BigRep PRO and the upgraded BigRep ONE 3D printer. Now, just before RAPID…

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How Intelligent Automation and Networking of 3D Printing and Post-processing Increase Productivity

The market for Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes continues to grow and will even fivefold by 2030, according to SmarTech Analysis. More and more companies are taking a step towards the…