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Spare No Details: Harold Sears Sheds Light on 3D Printing in Auto Repair Task Force

In the spring of 2023, one of the world’s only organizations dedicated to the auto collision repair industry, the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) Worldwide, launched a project called the…

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Mayo Clinic’s Approach to Liability in 3D Printing: “Every Device Endures Scrutiny”

In modern medicine, 3D printing technology has opened new frontiers in medical device development, offering unprecedented customization and rapid prototyping capabilities. At the forefront of this revolutionary wave is Mayo…

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Timing Investments in the 3D Printing Industry: A Look at 10xDNA Capital Partners

In an age where the speed of technological advancements mean a constant reshaping of the business landscape, investment strategies too must evolve. 10xDNA Capital Partners (10xDNA), an investment fund based…

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Interview: GE Additive Provides Series 3 Metal Binder Jet Update

For another year running, I survived the bustling insanity that is formnext. With a reported 859 exhibitors, 196 speakers, 32,851 visitors (50% international), and 54,000 m² of exhibition space, Europe’s…

Stratasys CBO Weighs in on Navigating the Future with F3300 in 3D Printing Landscape

At Formnext 2023, we had the opportunity to speak with the Chief Industrial Business Officer of Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), Rich Garrity. Having previously served as President of Stratasys Americas and…

Taking on Metallic Glasses 3D Printing with AMAZEMET’s Lukasz Zrodowski

Metallic glasses (MGs), or amorphous metals, are materials with a disordered atomic structure, unlike the ordered crystal lattice found in traditional metals. This unique structure provides them with superior strength,…

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Retinal Restoration with 3D Printed Microneedles: Tiny Tools Enable Giant Leaps in MedTech

In the heart of Atlanta, at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), a revolution is brewing, small in size but vast in potential. Georgia Tech’s Institute of Electronics and…

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Ursa Major’s New Process for 3D Printing Solid Rocket Motor Revealed by COO Nick Doucette

Ursa Major, the Colorado-based manufacturer of rocket engines produced with additive manufacturing (AM), has unveiled Lynx, the company’s first design and production process for solid rocket motors (SRMs). Given that,…

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3D Printed Guns in Europe: Recent Developments, Legal Complexities, and Insights from an Expert

From early muskets to modern handguns and rifles, Europe has a rich history of firearm production, with many famous manufacturers, such as Beretta in Italy, Heckler & Koch in Germany,…

“Hardware at the Speed of Software”: Inkbit’s CEO on the Future of Materials in 3D Printing

Inkbit, the Massachusetts-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the Vista line of 3D printers, has launched a new material offering, TEPU 50A, at Formnext 2023 (November 7-10 in Frankfurt, Germany)….

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Nexa3D’s Acquisition of Essentium Explained by CEOs Avi Reichental and Blake Teipel

It’s no secret that the business environment in the last few years has made mergers and acquisitions (M&As) tricky, a theme that has been rather visibly on display in the…

Ricoh’s Vision for Medical 3D Printing: An Interview with Managing Director Gary Turner

In the last decade, 3D printing has steadily carved its niche within the medical sector. Incorporating the technology is a testament to the ever-evolving nexus of technology and healthcare. As…

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Exclusive: Materialise’s Outgoing and New CEOs Shed Light on Transition

As discussed in a separate article, Materialise (Nasdaq: MTLS) founder Fried Vancrean is retiring from his position as CEO, to be replaced by Brigitte de Vet-Veithen, who joined the company…

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Frontier Bio’s Lab-Grown Blood Vessel Tech Is Powered by 3D Printing

Building on recent developments in biotechnology, biotech startup Frontier Bio has introduced a method to produce living human blood vessels in the lab. This innovation can potentially reshape the landscape…

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Nikon Backs Ai Build’s Smart 3D Printing Software in $8.5 Million Series A

When there’s a gold rush, the best bet is to invest in picks and shovels. When it comes to the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, that means backing the software that’s…

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The Digitalization of Grand Strategy: the US Navy’s Executive Director of PEO Submarines Matthew Sermon On Metal 3D Printing

Just as war shapes history, grand strategy is what shapes war, and military grand strategy all over the planet has changed faster than all of the other rapidly changing things…

3D Printing Platinum in the Jewelry Sector: Interview with Michela Ferraro

Michela Ferraro is a jewelry expert and educator with over 30 years of passion and international experience in the industry. She specializes in luxury, innovation, sustainability, and precious metal additive…

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Printing Money Episode 10: Ric Fulop, Desktop Metal (Special Bonus Episode)

In this bonus episode, Alex and Danny interview Ric Fulop, co-founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. Desktop Metal has recently concluded merger talks with Stratasys after a shareholder vote led…

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Alquist 3D & the State of Colorado to Build a Foundation for 3D Printed Housing: Interview with CEO Zachary Mannheimer

No matter how much progress is made in printing with concrete, additive construction (AC) may always be the wild card of the additive manufacturing (AM) sector. So much the better:…

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Stratasys and Desktop Metal: Merger Off, Fulop Weighs in

In a surprising turn of events, Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) has terminated its planned merger with Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM), despite the latter’s shareholder approval. While shareholders at Desktop Metal gave…

Professional 3D Printed Guns and the New Frontier: An Interview with Forerunner 3D Printing

Forerunner 3D Printing (F3DP) is a pioneer in the 3D printed firearm industry. With special licenses that allow it to manufacture and test guns, including automatic weapons, the company navigates…

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Move Methodically and Fix Things: Seurat CEO James DeMuth Shows How Metal 3D Printing is Remaking US Tech Landscape

A man stood with one leg on an e-scooter, the other on the pavement, as we both waited for the crosswalk light to change to the walk symbol. I glanced…

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Pioneering 3D Printing in Medical Practice: The Omaha Experience

From MRI technologist to cardiac imaging coordinator, Gabe Linke is a pioneer in healthcare’s 3D printing revolution. Anchored at Omaha’s Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, this burgeoning initiative has grown…

Distributed 3D Printing Has Arrived: Markforged CEO Shai Terem Explains New Digital Source Platform

I think Shai Terem is onto something: “What did Apple do? They came with great hardware, great software, and they connected the content creators to it — they went to…