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3D Printing News Briefs, June 15, 2024: 3D Printed Research & Lamps & Guns & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’ll start with some business and research news, then move on to a software tool. We’ve got a story about an accused terrorist and…

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EOS Metal 3D Printers to Feature nLight Lasers

nLIGHT, the U.S.-based maker of semiconductor fiber lasers, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) system manufacturer EOS to collaborate on beam shaping lasers…

UK Utility Company Launches Hub for Wastewater “Printfrastructure”

With homebuilding serving as the primary marketing vehicle for additive construction (AC), we’re starting to see concrete 3D printing further drive its way into other areas of the architecture, engineering,…

3D Printing Service Replique Extends Seed Investment Round

Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) 3D printing platform Replique previously spun out of BASF, partnered with truck manufacturer MAN to create a materials hub that we love. Now, the firm has…

MagNEO Project to Replace Rare Earth Elements for Permanent Magnets via 3D Printing

The EU-funded MagNEO project has a budget of €7,713,280.99 (that’s seven million, seven hundred thirteen thousand, and two hundred and eighty Euro, and 99 cents) to produce 3D printed permanent…

Audi Cuts Fixture Costs by 80% with 3D Printing and trinckle’s Automation Software

At Audi’s Böllinger Höfe factory in Heilbronn, the auto company uses both manual labor and a high degree of automation to make range-topping cars such as the R8 and e-tron….

Metal 3D Printing Accomplished on Space Station, Marking New Era in Orbital Manufacturing

Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) can now 3D print metal parts. After the successful installation of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) metal 3D printer last January, the first…

The 2024 TCT Awards: the Only Way Is up (Baby).

In the 3D printing industry, many things mark the passing of time: another merger, a new slate of CEOs, and, of course, the TCT Awards. As a wide-eyed research analyst…

3D Printed Heat Spreader Could Improve Efficiency of Electronics

The low-hanging fruit for decarbonization has long been improving the efficiency of existing systems, hence the justification for LED lights and ENERGY STAR certified appliances. While such minor moves are…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 8, 2024: Flame-Retardancy, Scanner Upgrade, & More

We’re starting with a new flame-retardant plastic powder by Siemens Mobility and the LEHVOSS Group, and then moving on to an Artec 3D 3D scanner upgrade and an automated quality…

MiniWAAM to Boost R&D into Wire Arc Metal 3D Printing

Wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) is a low-cost technology capable of quickly building metal components. While not accurate enough for many applications, it excels in producing large and inexpensive items…

L’Oréal Wows with Live Demo of Bioprinted Skin Model at Viva Tech 2024

L’Oréal (EPA: OR) has unveiled its latest bioprinted skin technology at the Viva Technology 2024 event in Paris, Europe’s largest event dedicated to startups and technology. Developed in collaboration with…

Quantica Keeps Raking It In: Inkjet 3D Printing OEM Extends Series A to Nearly €20M

Quantica, the Berlin-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of multi-material inkjet 3D printers, has announced that the company’s Series A funding has increased to nearly €20 million after an extension of…

FABRX Sets Up Drug 3D Printing Subsidiary in the US

British pharmaceutical printing startup FABRX is now setting up a United States based company, FABRX US. To explain the move, the company noted: ¨Having already seen a strong demand for…

Indian Steel Giant ArcelorMittal Partners with Materialise for Metal 3D Printing

Materialise and ArcelorMittal Powders have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). Arcelor will use Materialise’s Build Processor to power printers, and the two companies will collaborate on settings, parameters, and…

Construction 3D Printing Continues Apace with New Projects in Europe and Oceania

The additive construction (AC) is progressing such that it’s almost impossible to give every groundbreaking project its own due. Three recent milestones, in particular, highlight the growth of 3D printing…

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At the Nexus of Global 3D Printing: TCT 3Sixty Launches in UK alongside Med-Tech

Leading UK 3D printing event TCT 3Sixty is back and promises to be another must-see event for the region. Taking place alongside Med-Tech Innovation Expo, the UK and Ireland’s leading…

Researchers Explore Edible Insect Powders in 3D Printed Salty Snacks

Given the significant impact that industrial farming of animals has on both the livelihood of those creatures and the Earth itself, there is a growing movement to turn to new…

Himed and Lithoz Launch Center for Bioceramics 3D Printing

Himed, a US manufacturer of bioceramic materials, and ceramics 3D printing leader Lithoz have announced a joint venture meant to combine their respective areas of expertise—the Bioceramics Center of Excellence…

UK’s New 3D Printing Hub Set to Transform Historical Industrial Town

In May 2024, the town of Darwen in the UK received approval for a new multi-million-pound manufacturing and research center, marking a significant milestone for the community. This development, part…

DyeMansion Launches Black Diamond Finishing Hub: AM Post-Processing as a Service

DyeMansion, a pioneer in post-processing solutions for polymer 3D printing, has announced its latest offering, the Black Diamond Finishing Hub. Essentially, the company is providing comprehensive industrial post-processing as a…

Europe’s New Rocket Set to Launch Polymer 3D Printing Technology into Space

Europe’s space capabilities are set to take a significant leap forward with the upcoming launch of the Ariane 6 rocket. Scheduled for its debut flight in July 2024, this new…

Wimba and Intrauma Partner to Improve Veterinary Orthotics with HP 3D Printing

There are numerous examples of people using 3D printing to create custom prosthetics for animals, whether as a personal project, research project, or business and non-profit organizations. Polish startup Wimba,…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 25, 2024: 3D Printed Medical Models, Sensors, Engines, & More

We’re starting with research in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, first about filament diameter-adjustable 3D printing and then about 3D printed sensors. Then, we’re moving on to personalized 3D printed…