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6K to Develop Battery Materials with $25M Investment

After just a few years in existence, 6K has made itself increasingly well-known in the 3D printing industry with its unique metal materials production technology. The startup suggests that its…

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Part Renting, Parts-as-a-Service, and Build Volume Subscriptions in 3D Printing

More 3D printers are being leased. Vendors are looking at all-in-service models, as well. Following on from Carbon, subscriptions, including materials, are coming into vogue. HP has a hardware-as-a-service model…

ExOne Acquires Assets of Freshmade 3D for 3D Printed Tooling

3D printing businesses are reflecting an activity level not seen since before the 2014 bubble, with acquisitions and IPOs being announced left and right. Coming off of its deal with…

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Shapeways to List Via SPAC, Desktop Metal as Investor

Desktop Metal, Velo3D, Rocket Lab, and Markforged are going the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) route, while Rokit and Massivit are launching their own IPOs. Now Shapeways is to list…

FIT and Turkish Aerospace Partner to Advance 3D Printing for Aerospace Parts

Germany’s 3D printing service provider FIT Additive Manufacturing Group, and Ankara-based company Turkish Aerospace signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to advance 3D printing technology and products. The business partnership…

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Nano Dimension Makes Second Acquisition in a Week

Electronics 3D printing company Nano Dimension is ramping up industry 4.0 solutions in digital fabrication applications rather than building machines as capital equipment. Working towards this goal, the Israeli company…

Hexagon and Authentise Partner for Open End-to-End 3D Printing Software Platform

Swedish tech company Hexagon has gradually been making in-roads into the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. This has mostly centered on simulation and design for 3D printing, such as through its…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 24, 2021: PrinterPrezz & Vertex Manufacturing, VELO3D, ASTM International, Desktop Metal

PrinterPrezz and Vertex Manufacturing are working together to enhance AM workflows for the medical industry, and VELO3D has a new board member. ASTM International has issued its annual Request for…

Materialise Opens €7.5M Metal 3D Printing Facility

Belgian 3D printing provider Materialise is growing. Not only did it recently announce an option to acquire MES software developer Link3D, but the company has also opened a new 3,500…

Würth Additive Group Distributes Arburg Freeformer 3D Printer in North America

German injection molding firm Arburg is making its presence further known in North America. Its U.S. subsidiary Arburg Inc. has signed a deal with Würth Additive Group to distribute its…

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SmarTech Offers Three Fraunhofer Metal 3D Printing Studies

SmarTech Analysis has teamed up with the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies (IAPT), one of the most important research institutes in additive manufacturing (AM), to sell three new…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 22, 2021: Philips Lighting, Cerambot, Revotek & UTHSC, ENS Lyon, Université de Lorraine, & University of Victoria

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with business and a new 3D printer, and then some interesting research. So without further ado, let’s dive right in! Philips…

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Revo Foods Closes €1.5M Funding Round for 3D Printed Plant-Based Seafood

Revo Foods, a developer of 3D printing technology designed to replicate the eating experience of seafood, announced it had completed its first funding round of more than €1.5 million ($1.8…

TÜV SÜD Becomes World Economic Forum Partner, Will Focus on 3D Printing

German testing and certification firm TÜV SÜD will become a World Economic Forum partner engaging in platforms specialized in advanced manufacturing and production. The business will focus on four core…

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RIZE Ships First 7XC Industrial Composite 3D Printers

Boston-based 3D printer manufacturer RIZE hit a new milestone with its latest RIZE 7XC large-format 3D printer, to be shipped starting in April 2021. The sustainable fused filament fabrication (FFF)…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 18, 2021: Dyndrite, Carbon, KAUST, Art Institute of Chicago

It’s business and materials for starters in this week’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then on to 3D printing for cultural heritage. Dyndrite has added two new members to its…

MX3D Receives €2.25M to Commercialize Metal 3D Printing Welding Robots

Perhaps most known for 3D printing a massive steel bridge in the Netherlands, Dutch startup MX3D has recently received a €2.25 million investment. Funding came from DOEN Participaties, PDENH, and…

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…

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,…

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…

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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…