Energy

Coal-Based 3D Printing Materials Funded by $7M in U.S. DoE Grants

Rather than abandon them altogether, U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) and its Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) continue to support fossil fuels. In this case, however, they’re…

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VELO3D Goes Public: We Speak to CEO Benny Buller

VELO3D (NYSE: VLD) went public today with the company listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “VLD”. The company merged with JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation…

3D Printing News Briefs, September 29, 2021: Research, Molds, & Bridges

We’re starting off with some heavy-duty research in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs as scientists from Pusan National University are 4D printing humidity-responsive polymers and 3D printed components are helping…

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GE Pursues New 3D Printer for Casting Metal Wind Turbine Parts with Fraunhofer and voxeljet

A team of partners including GE (NYSE: GE), Fraunhofer IGCV and voxeljet AG (NASDAQ: VJET) have announced the establishment of a project to create “the world’s largest 3D printer for…

Tiny 3D Printed Generators Could Replace Batteries One Day

Researchers from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have developed an ink to 3D write microthermoelectric generators. These generators show a promise to be small and customizable…

Direct Air Capture Tech to Be Enabled by 3D Printing with GE Research DOE Award

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is betting on still very nascent carbon capture technology to attempt to address runaway global warming and it’s turning to GE to do so….

3D Printed Copper from ExOne Enables Maxxwell’s Electric Motors

ExOne (Nasdaq: XONE) continues to showcase interesting developments, amid its ongoing acquisition by Desktop Metal. The metal and sand binder jetting pioneer has announced the ability to 3D print copper…

Solid State Battery Plant to Be Built by 3D Printing Startup Sakuú

Sakuú Corporation is making rapid progress in its goal of scaling up its additive manufacturing (AM) technology to enable mass production of solid-state batteries (SSBs). After showing off its first…

First 3D Printed Parts Installed in Nuclear Reactor

After announcing the project in October 2020, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has completed the installation of four 3D printed brackets at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)’s Browns Ferry Nuclear…

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First Lithium Solid State Battery Produced by 3D Printing Startup Sakuu

Bay Area startup Sakuu Corporation has reached the first step in fulfilling its promise to 3D printing solid-state batteries (SSBs). The company has announced that it has produced a 3Ah…

Sakuu: Disrupting More than Just Batteries with 3D Printing

To me, Bay Area firm Sakuu is one of the most exciting in the industry. In May, it announced that it would be releasing a 3D printing system for producing…

Parkway VC Launches $60M Fund Targeting Simulation and AI Startups

Emerging New York investment firm Parkway Venture Capital is raising up to $60 million for its second fund aimed at startups pioneering artificial intelligence (AI) and simulation developments to drive…

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GE’s 3D Printed Heat Exchanger Survives Unbelievable Temperatures

In 2019, through the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E), GE Research and several partners embarked on the use of metal 3D printing to produce more efficient heat exchangers. These devices,…

Battery 3D Printing Firm Considers Publicly Traded U.S. Branch

Blackstone Resources AG (SWX: BLS) has announced that it is exploring the possibility of opening a U.S. branch that would be publicly traded. The firm, which is currently traded on…

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How Will 3D Printing Fit into Biden’s $1.8T Infrastructure Plan

At the start of his presidency, Joe Biden presented the Build Back Better plan, calling on over $2 trillion spending to revitalize U.S. infrastructure over the next eight years. Aspects…

Norwegian Robotics Firm to Develop Underwater 3D Printer

A Norwegian robotics firm called Kongsberg Ferrotech, which creates subsea robots for the oil and gas industry, is developing a form of underwater 3D printing for repairing pipelines below the…

ORNL Analyzes Use of 3D Printing for Geothermal Energy Production

As global industrial society struggles to transition from fossil fuels to other forms of energy, one source of power that is often overlooked comes from within the Earth itself. The…

Protolabs Receives DNV Certification for 3D Printing Oil and Gas Parts

Digital manufacturing service bureau Protolabs is extending its operations into the oil and gas sector. After securing a DNV ‘Qualification of Manufacturer’ certification, the company is now aiming to push…

3D Printed NFT Art: Is It Worth the Ecological Impact?

Every day we are continually reminded: non fungible tokens (NFTs) are here. One day, it’s the person from the “Disaster Girl meme” minting a JPG of the image she appeared…

Siemens Energy Uses Continuous Composites’ 3D Printing for Energy Generator Parts

Among the startups aiming to disrupt 3D printing and composites manufacturing is Continuous Composites, based out of Idaho. The company’s Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D) technology offers a number of…

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Sakuu to Release Multi-Material, Multi-Process Battery 3D Printer

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming a more common part of the public lexicon every day—I have at least one friend who drives one, and more car charging stations are popping…

Wayland Additive Sells Electron Beam Metal 3D Printer to First Customer

After the March launch of its flagship Calibur3 metal 3D printer, the U.K.’s Wayland Additive has announced its first sale. Exergy Solutions Inc. in Calgary, Canada will be the first…

RusAT Discusses the Kickstart of Russian 3D Printing Industry

When it comes to the 3D printing industry, Russia is not necessarily considered a leader in the space. However, after a kickstart from the supply chain issues generated by the…

U.S. Energy Department Awards QuesTek $1.2M for Ultra-high Temperature 3D Printing Metals

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) awarded a $1.2 million grant to high-performance materials developer QuesTek Innovations. The funds will be used to design and…