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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,…

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How Can 3D Printing Impact the Semiconductor Supply Chain?

Just as AM as a whole is being used as a tool to ensure more flexible, sustainable supply chains, 3D printing will be used to do the same for microchip…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 23, 2023: Sales & Distribution, Parametric Modeling, & More

In business news today, nano3Dprint announced its latest strategic distribution partnership in Asia, Snowbird Technologies is Meltio’s newest sales partner, and EOS North America launched its AMTurnkey Service. Continuing with…

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How Has the Microchip Shortage Impacted the 3D Printing Supply Chain?

It’s no secret that issues related to the semiconductor supply chain have impacted industry globally, including the additive manufacturing (AM) sector. The exact effect on AM has yet to be…

Reshoring Electronics Manufacturing with 3D Printing: A Conversation with NextFlex

While much of it takes place behind the closed doors of corporate labs, electronics 3D printing is quietly revolutionizing the way goods are manufactured in the U.S. and abroad. And,…

3D Printing Firm Boston Micro Fabrication Lands $24M in Series D Round

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), a 3D printing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specializing in microscale platforms, raised $24 million in its Series D financing round, following its $43 million Series C…

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Coherent Corp. Develops Ceramic 3D Printing for Semiconductor Thermal Management Systems

Coherent Corporation, a manufacturer specializing in lasers headquartered in Saxonburg, PA, announced that the company has developed a ceramic additive manufacturing (AM) process that is the equivalent of its existing…

NASA’s Latest Mission Centers Around 3D Printed Circuits

NASA recently highlighted a successful space mission exploring the capabilities of hybrid 3D printed electronic circuits for NASA’s spacecrafts. The launch flew on April, 25th, 2023 and was led by NASA’s…

Transparent Display 3D Printing for AR Developed in Korea

In June, 2023, the materials science journal ACS Nano published a study by a research team at the Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), on the development of 3D printing technology…

3DPOD Episode 161: Automated Wire Harness Manufacturing with Stephen Bennington, CEO of Q5D

Found in 3D printers, busses, airplanes, cars and a lot of electronics worldwide, wire harnesses are often made by hand, a country or two over from where the end system…

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Apple Holds First Smart Manufacturing Forum for South Korean Businesses

In 2021, Apple allocated $55 million to build an R&D and training center at Pohang University of Science and Technology (known as POSTECH), in Pohang, South Korea. Reportedly the first…

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Red Flags Raised by the Actors Involved in Nano Dimension-Murchison Fight

A central character in the narrative that built up around the merger of Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) with Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) is that of Israeli electronics 3D printing firm Nano…

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Intel’s $25B Investment in Israel Highlights that the New Manufacturing Supercycle is Global

Intel Corp., one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers, announced its latest investment, related to a chip plant in Kiryat Gat, Israel, that will ultimately run the company $25 billion….

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Lockheed & Raytheon’s First Joint Investment: $12.5M for Composite 3D Printing Startup Fortify

Fortify, a Boston-based additive manufacturing (AM) company, announced that it has received $12.5 million in the latest round of funding for its Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM) platform. Significantly, two of…