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Wozniak’s Privateer Space Unveils 3D Printed Satellite for Monitoring Space Debris

When news came out that Desktop Metal had developed titanium for its Studio 2 system, one piece of information that was little explored by other media sites was one of…

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Interview with Michael Fuller, CEO of 3D Printed Heat Exchanger Firm Conflux Technology

Michael Fuller heads up Conflux Technology, an Australian firm that uses powder bed fusion to make heat exchangers for automotive, racing, power electronics, power generation, and aerospace. The company has…

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De-Hyper: Can 3D Printing Alone Solve the Climate Crisis? Probably Not.

Given the compounding human-caused, ecological crises facing life on earth at the moment, I’ve been interested in speaking to experts to understand what role, if any, 3D printing and technology…

The Slow 3D Printing Software Revolution with Materialise

While attending RAPID + TCT a few weeks ago, I sat down with Bryan Crutchfield, the Vice President and General Manager – North America at Materialise (NASDAQ: MTLS), to discuss…

Space 3D Printing and Nanostructures: How Goodman Technologies Pioneers New Space Tech

In the last few years, the private space industry has created a cost-competitive ecosystem as the boundaries of space exploration expand. While a growing number of private firms are heavily…

RAPID + TCT 2021 Day 2: 3D Printing with Inkbit, Farsoon, AON3D, & Raise3D

At the recent RAPID + TCT 2021 in Chicago, I had the opportunity to attend keynote presentations, interview several industry companies, watch an awards ceremony, and walk the show floor….

RAPID + TCT 2021: Markforged Talks New Eiger Fleet 3D Printing Software

The RAPID + TCT 2021 three-day event delivered a considerable influx of products from 3D printing companies, including Markforged’s new cloud-based software solution for its printers called Eiger Fleet. In…

3D Systems at RAPID + TCT 2021: Oqton Acquisition & David Leigh Interview

In early September, 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced an agreement to acquire software startup Oqton, a global SaaS company that offers an agnostic, intelligent, cloud-based Manufacturing Operating System (MOS) platform which automates the end-to-end…

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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…

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Shapeways Begins Trading on NYSE, Secures $103M in SPAC Merger

Shapeways, the leading 3D printing service bureau that makes digital manufacturing accessible to anyone, has completed its merger deal with blank check company Galileo Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: GLEO) and began…

Essentium CEO Discusses High Speed 3D Printing’s Rapid Rise at RAPID+TCT 2021

Essentium, Inc. is one of the fastest developing startups in the fused filament fabrication (FFF) space, in that it is quickly rolling out advanced technology while also growing beyond the…

Rapid + TCT 2021: CEO Reichental on New Nexa3D Products and the 3D Printing Industry

During the recent RAPID + TCT 2021 event, ultrafast polymer 3D printer maker Nexa3D showcased its end-to-end 3D printing validated workflow for the first time. From September 13 through 15,…

Interview: Large, Foam-Based 3D Printed Parts Now Possible with ColorFabb and Colossus

The large-scale 3D printing space is heating up in both polymers and concrete. Medium-format systems are also finding more applications. In uses such as formwork, molds, large-scale tooling and even…

INTAMSYS at RAPID + TCT 2021: Intelligent Systems for 3D Printing Functional Materials

Industrial-grade 3D printer manufacturer and AM solutions provider INTAMSYS, founded in 2013, is all about printing high-performance parts out of high-temperature plastics at a more affordable price. As Paul Carlson,…

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RAPID + TCT 2021 Day 1: FormAlloy, Protolabs, Dyndrite, & More

Finally, after what felt like a very long, long time, North America’s largest, most influential additive manufacturing (AM) event got back to business! The 30th edition of RAPID + TCT…

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Stifel: Leading the Charge in 3D Printing Investment Banking Advisory

In a recent 3DPrint.com PRO article, I had the opportunity to speak to Stephen Butkow and Bryan Dow, Managing Directors at Stifel’s Global Technology Investment Banking Group. The interview provided…

New adidas 4DFWD Shoes with 3D Printed Midsoles Available for Purchase

Update: The new 4DFWD shoes from adidas, just worn on the podium by adidas athletes at the Tokyo Olympics, are now available to the public for purchase for $200. adidas has…

Bassetti’s Antoine Jeol on MES and 3D Printing

Antoine Jeol was a co-founder of 3D printing MES company 3DTrust. He sold the company to software firm Bassetti amidst a wave of acquisitions of MES companies. This in and…

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Prototek Holdings Acquires Midwest Prototyping: Interviews and Analysis

US-based CNC and sheet metal service Prototek Holdings has just acquired Midwest Prototyping. Midwest is an early and very well-known 3D printing service. Bill Gress, the CEO of Prototek, who…

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Pioneering 3D Printing Provider Fathom to Go Public via SPAC Deal at $1.5B Valuation

3D printing company Fathom announced it will merge with blank-check firm Altimar Acquisition Corp. II in a multi-million dollar deal that will help expand its on-demand digital manufacturing platform through…

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…

How a Team of Students 3D Printed a Lunar Rocket Pad Prototype

Early in 2021, a multidisciplinary team designed and tested the world’s first 3D printed rocket pad prototype for lunar missions. Built at a Texas Military Department location in Camp Swift,…

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Cold Metal Fusion: How One Company Converts SLS to Metal 3D Printing

Headmade Materials could have a potentially transformative impact on 3D printing. It remains to be seen if the company can make its technology work well at scale and make it…

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Satori Launches Kickstarter Campaign for New Large-Volume VL2800 3D Printer

After a long wait, it’s finally here: the Kickstarter campaign for the new large-volume, industrial-grade Satori 3D printer, the VL2800, officially launched this week, and in less than ten hours…