Energy

ExxonMobil Orders “World’s Largest” 3D Printed Pressure Vessel from AML3D

The Australian metal additive manufacturing (AM) firm, AML3D, has announced a $190,000 purchase order for a high-pressure piping vessel, from global oil megalith ExxonMobil. Specifically, ExxonMobil’s Asia Pacific division has…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 30, 2022: Nuclear Power Filters, Fuzzy Filament, & More

We’re starting with a 3D printed part for the nuclear powder industry in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Then we’ll move on to two separate research projects, before ending with…

Rocket Lab to Provide Solar Cells for NASA’s 2025 GLIDE Mission

Next-generation launcher manufacturer Rocket Lab (NASDAQ: RKLB) will manufacture the solar array panel (SAP) to power NASA’s GLIDE (Global Lyman-alpha Imagers of the Dynamic Exosphere) mission that will study the…

Conflux Reaches for Mass Customization with New 3D Printed Heat Exchanger Line

Conflux has specialized in making heat exchangers since its inception. Previously, the company collaborated with GKN to make its technology available in Europe. We interviewed CEO Michael Fuller, including on…

PEEK 3D Printed Oil and Gas Valves Now Available via 3ntr and Valland

Italian industrial 3D printer manufacturer 3ntr has partnered with custom industrial valve company Valland SpA to 3D print PEEK oil and gas valves. Using 3ntr’s Smart Power A4SP 3D printer,…

GE’s Metal Binder Jet 3D Printing Is on the Market with Kennametal

Kennametal recently announced it has joined GE Additive’s Beta Partner Program, focusing on advancing its binder jetting capabilities in cemented tungsten carbide—and expanding the range of possibilities for use of…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 21, 2022: Fictiv, Shellfish Reefs, and Oil & Gas

The industry continues to grow, which sees new personnel at additive construction firm ICON and metal 3D printing firm, XJet. Meanwhile, technologies from other industries are being applied to 3D…

MakerVerse CEO Markus Seibold on His One-Stop-Shop for Industrial 3D Printing

3D printing networks have been a feature of the industry for some time. However, like additive manufacturing (AM) as a whole, they may not have been up to the standards…

Belgian Consortium Tries to Make Better Electrical Motors With 3D Printing

A Belgian consortium consisting of Ghent University, KU Leuven, and research organization VITO has been working on the Additive Manufacturing for Electrical Machines (AM4EM) project. They want to make more…

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5 Ways Biden’s AM Forward Strategy Will Grow 3D Printing in the US

On May 6, 2022, President Joe Biden paid a visit to United Performance Metals in Hamilton, Ohio, where he announced the launch of a new federal 3D printing program dubbed…

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The BioElectroCathode Project: The Future of Biofuels, Thanks to an Industrial 3D Printer

BioElectroCathode is an innovative project which aims to develop bioelectrosynthesis processes that can be used to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into methane (CH4) or ethanol. The two main pillars of…

Siemens Discusses Industrialization of 3D Printing at New CATCH Lab in NC

Siemens has already had a substantial role in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry for some time. Not only has the German technology company seen its industrial controls integrated into countless…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 14, 2022: Materials & Medical Applications

We’re starting with some materials news in 3D Printing News Briefs, as Braskem has added to its filament range and ORNL has been studying a photovoltaic material. Moving on, Lumos…

Wind Turbine Giant Manages Supply Chain Markforged 3D Printing

New wind power installations in the U.S. decreased in 2021 as compared to 2020: nevertheless, the U.S. is still aiming for 20% of its electricity to be wind-powered by 2030….

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Binder Jet 3D Printing a New Nuclear Future with Silicon Carbide

Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind will, and should, continue to grow, but conventional wisdom in energy circles identifies nuclear power as one of the most reliable, portable,…

State of Massachusetts Awards $1.5M to 6K for Metal 3D Printing Powder

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito have awarded $1.5 million to 6K, the company behind the UniMelt microwave plasma platform that produces unique additive manufacturing (AM) powders….

3D Printing News Briefs, April 2, 2022: Business, Research, Shoes, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with business today, as UpNano announced it is expanding to the US. Then we’ve got news about medical 3D printing, aerospace 3D printing,…

Saudi Arabia Taps 3D Systems for New 3D Printing Center

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) is expanding its role in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The 3D printing stalwart has signed an agreement with the Saudi Arabian Industrial…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 30, 2022: Consumer Goods, Sporting Equipment, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, polySpectra and Keyland Polymer announced a strategic partnership, and KAERI developed a 3D printer for making larger nuclear components. Researchers in Singapore created a…

Battery 3D Printing Milestone: Sakuu Unveils 800 Wh/L Lithium Battery

Bay Area startup Sakuu is on track to kick off its battery 3D printing factory. The company has achieved a new benchmark in energy density for its lithium battery concept….

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation Deploys Desktop Metal X-Series 3D Printers

Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM), the Massachusetts-based manufacturer of metal binder jet 3D printers, has announced that Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC), has started using Desktop’s X-Series line of printers…

Russia, China, Europe, the US and the Rest: 3D Printing a Fractious World

If we consider geopolitics as a game of individuals, we might perceive the following: One madman contemplates his own mortality and as he withers in the mirror, he wishes to…

ABB Turns to Metal 3D Printing for Turbocharger Spare Parts

ABB Turbocharging is looking to convert its metal spare parts inventory with digital and 3D printed counterparts. To do so, it has turned to Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Additive Industries,…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 3, 2022: Business, Materials, & Education

We’re talking about business, materials, and education today in 3D Printing News Briefs, as Caracol obtained 9100 certification to produce advanced parts for the aerospace sector and Albemartle and 6K…