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Lockheed Martin Leads $3M Investment in Q5D’s Electronics 3D Printing System

Q5D, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of robotic arm, hybrid additive manufacturing (AM) systems used for wire harness production, has closed a $3 million investment round. The investment arm of…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 3, 2024: Kickstarter FDM 3D Printer, Artificial Eyes, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about an FDM 3D printer on Kickstarter, advancements in artificial eye creation, and 3D printed solenoids for electromagnets. Then we’ll move on…

3D Printing Financials: Nano Dimension Discloses 2023 Layoffs Despite Increased Revenues and Reduced Losses

Nano Dimension (Nasdaq: NNDM) announced on March 21 that it reduced its workforce by about 25% as part of a strategic restructuring initiative called “Reshaping Nano.” This move aims to…

Fast DLP 3D Printing Gets Microscale Breakthrough

In an era where the minutiae of technology often determine the leap towards innovation, researchers at Stanford University have made a significant breakthrough with microscopic manufacturing. Spearheaded by Jason Kronenfeld,…

3D Printed Micro Antenna is 15% Smaller and 6X Lighter

Horizon Microtechnologies has achieved success in creating a high-frequency D-Band horn antenna through micro 3D printing. However, this achievement did not rely solely on 3D printing; it involved a combination…

DARPA Announces 3D Printing of Microelectronic Systems Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced the Additive Manufacturing of Microelectronic systEms (AMME) program, an endeavor aiming to accelerate development of the next generation of additively manufactured…

$1.1M Grant to Drive Q5D’s Automated Wiring Tech

Q5D, a UK-based company, specializes in creating an automated wire harness robot cell. The firm has recently received a $1.1 million grant to further automate its CY1000 wiring solution. For…

Sony Semiconductor Israel Spinoff Lands $20M for Supply Chain Digitization

Supply chain digitization startup Sensos, a spin-off of Sony Semiconductor Israel, recently secured $20 million in new funding in its Series A round. The lead investor in the round was…

3DPOD Episode 186: Micro DLP 3D Printing with John Kawola, CEO of BMF3D

John Kawola was one of the initial employees at Zcorp, a pioneering 3D printing company known for manufacturing color parts that was eventually acquired by 3D Systems. Subsequently, Kawola rejoined…

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Advancing Space Applications with Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) has been used on spacecraft since the early 2010s, one early example being the NASA Juno Spacecraft, which launched in August 2011. AM is beneficial for spacecraft…

Electronics 3D Printing Company Electroninks Partners with Japan’s SAKATA INX

Electroninks, the Austin-based manufacturer of metal complex inks for electronics applications, has partnered with SAKATA INX, a Japanese company that manufactures a variety of inks, including materials for the electronics…

Flexible Wireless Temperature Sensor Made with 3D Printing

Researchers from the University of Glasgow, University of Southampton, and Loughborough University have developed an innovative flexible temperature sensor utilizing microwaves and 3D printing technology. As detailed in an article…

Optically Active Nanostructures 3D Printed by Austrian Research Team

For more than a decade, a research team at Austria’s Graz University of Technology has been developing a method for manufacturing nanostructures with 3D geometries. In November 2023, the team…

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Micro 3D Printing as an Innovation Accelerator for the Electronics Industry

Take a look at the cellphone over the years – camera lenses have gotten smaller, features have exploded, but the size of the devices has stayed relatively the same. This…

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Design Software Mega-Merger: Synopsys Plans to Buy Ansys for $35B

A funny thing happened on the way to all of the hypothetical additive manufacturing (AM) mega-mergers floated throughout 2023: none of them ended up taking place. Despite the fact that…

Is Lithoz Prepping for an IPO?

Growth numbers in the startup world can often be indicators of major developments. A recent update from German ceramic 3D printing expert Lithoz has us wondering if it is gearing…

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The Rise of 3D Printing in South Korea

South Korea has been steadily increasing its involvement in additive manufacturing (AM), particularly in the post-2010s, with the government’s “Manufacturing Innovation 3.0” strategy placing AM at the forefront. This initiative,…

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Biden Admin Announces Over $6 Billion in Funding for Battery and Chip Advanced Manufacturing in November

In a development that has become routine for the Biden administration, the White House announced a total of more than $6 billion in new funding opportunities for advanced manufacturing applications…

Unbelievably Tiny Probes 3D Printed by Exaddon for Semiconductor Testing

The semiconductor industry, a cornerstone of modern society, is facing a significant challenge in probe testing. This $500 billion sector, essential for powering our devices, transport, and communication systems, is…

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Hittech Group & Sandvik’s BEAMIT to Create Venture for 3D Printing for Semiconductors

Hittech Group, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of advanced machinery, and 3T Additive Manufacturing, a UK-based engineering firm specializing in additive manufacturing (AM), have announced that the two companies will form a…

3D Printed Electronics Market to Explode to $7.9B by 2033

According to the new “3D Printed Electronics 2023: Market Study & Forecast” report from Additive Manufacturing Research (“AMR,” formerly SmarTech Analysis), the 3D printed electronics sector is on the verge…

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Indiana University Makes Landmark $111M Investment in Microelectronics Advanced Manufacturing to Support Naval Crane DivisionCrane

Indiana University (IU) has announced that it will invest at least $111 million over the next several years into emerging technologies, including a variety of advanced manufacturing techniques, with a…

Construction and Electronics 3D Printing: Specialty AM Applications at AMS 2024

The 2024 Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) event is rapidly approaching, and anticipation is reaching fever pitch within the 3D printing community. Scheduled for February 6-8, this seventh edition of the…

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DoD Announces $270M in New Funding for US Advanced Manufacturing

The US Department of Defense (DoD) made two announcements in the last couple of weeks that together amount to about $270 million in public spending on the US production base,…