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New NanoOne Bioprinter, Ink Lets Researchers Bioprint Directly with Living Cells

A collaboration between UpNano and Xpect INX will allow users to directly print structures containing living cells, from the nanometer scale to the centimeter scale. UpNano’s latest printer uses a…

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RIZE Ships First 7XC Industrial Composite 3D Printers

Boston-based 3D printer manufacturer RIZE hit a new milestone with its latest RIZE 7XC large-format 3D printer, to be shipped starting in April 2021. The sustainable fused filament fabrication (FFF)…

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Baubot 3D Printing Robot is a Construction Site’s New Helper

Additive construction is currently in the early stages of its evolution and commercialization, with just a handful of businesses demonstrating the possibilities of this emerging technology. In most cases, they…

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3D Printing Used to Develop Menstrual Cup from Female-Owned Brand

3D printing is most often used for product development applications, a crucial tool to understand the look and feel of an item before it hits the market. That was the…

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BASF’s Replique Wants to 3D Print All of Your Spare Parts

Coming out of BASF’s Chemovator business incubator is Replique. The German company is offering a solution to enable the on-demand manufacturing of spare parts. Not only could Replique’s concept be…

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Lithoz Introduces Entry-Level Ceramics 3D Printer CeraFab Lab L30

Lithoz has been commercializing the 3D printing of ceramics for 10 years. Also an AM Ventures investment and, recently, involved in a pharma production solution for vaccines, the Austrian company…

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Benny Buller on VELO3D’s SPACtacular Rise in Metal 3D Printing

2021 has already been a SPACtacular year for the 3D printing industry, with several companies already announcing mergers with special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). This includes Markforged, Rocket Lab, and…

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Materialise Has Option to Acquire 3D Printing MES Company Link3D

Belgian 3D printing service and software company Materialise (Nasdaq: MTLS) has announced that it has an option to acquire Link3D. The transaction will close later this year, but the company…

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3D Printing Bureaus on the Rise: Sandvik’s BEAMIT Acquires 3T Additive Manufacturing

The BEAMIT Group has acquired polymer and metal additive manufacturing (AM) provider 3T Additive Manufacturing from the German holding group AM Global. The deal represents the first step towards BEAMIT’s…

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Safran and SLM Solutions 3D Print Novel Landing Gear for Business Jet

French landing gear manufacturer Safran Landing Systems teamed up with SLM Solutions (AM3D.DE) to 3D print a novel patented part design of a nose landing gear for a business jet….

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VELO3D Going Public Will Take Metal Powder Bed Fusion to New Territory

Over the last six months, the additive manufacturing industry has been riding a wave not seen in a decade. In March, the rumors that VELO3D—one of the youngest companies in…

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NASA Funds 36 Space 3D Printing Projects—Here Are the 15 Most Exciting

NASA’s latest funding of space technology projects includes plenty of 3D printing innovation proposals. Out of a total of 289 US small businesses and 47 research institutions to receive initial…

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Nikon Buys Metal 3D Printing Startup Morf3D

This was not a merger and acquisition that Executive Editor Joris Peels predicted, but we can give him props for anticipating that Nikon might aid in the breakup of Renishaw…

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3D Printed Guns Are Getting Better, Legal Debate Still Lingering in the US

Masked behind an online retailer site claiming to sell wall hangers, 30-year-old Timothy John Watson from Ranson, West Virginia, is now facing up to 10 years in prison after being…

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3D Printed Poka-Yoke is a Gateway Drug for 3D Printing

Recently, 3NTR‘s Davide Ardizzoia mentioned “poka-yoke” in a LinkedIn comment about a vacuum forming post I wrote. It inspired me to reconsider just how Lockout Tag Out (LOTO) tooling could…

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Q4 2020 Market Data from SmarTech Analysis Signals Rebounding Metal 3D Printing Segment

SmarTech Analysis, the leading market research firm for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, has published its latest data for its “AM Market Data Service”. This covers Q4 and the complete…

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Saab Test Flies 3D Printed Replacement Part for Gripen Fighter Jet

While 3D printed spares are seeing increasing use in rail transport, it is now seeing deployment in an even more high-performance application: the repair of fighter jets. Swedish military firm…

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L’Oréal Uses AMFG’s MES Software to Streamline 3D Printing

Personal care and beauty brand L’Oréal has used 3D printing many times in the last several years, for applications ranging from product design to bioprinting hair and skin. The company,…

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SpaceX Successes Drive off-Earth Innovation, So Do Its Failures

After a highly anticipated test launch, SpaceX‘s Starship SN11 prototype finally lifted off for a planned test flight. Climbing up from out of the cloud deck at the company’s South…

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De-Hyper: The US Military Is Not the Best Innovator in Manufacturing

When the United States entered World War Two in 1942, the planet would change in ways that now seem nearly irreversible. When the dust was settled, not only did the…

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Mosaic Unveils Array: Automated System to Scale Multimaterial, High Temp 3D Printing

With a mission to deliver 3D printing to the factory floor, the Mosaic Manufacturing team has revealed an entirely new automated system expected to revolutionize workflows by creating a scalable…

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How the Perseverance Rover with 3D Printed Parts Is Thriving on Mars

Following a seven-month journey, NASA’s Perseverence Rover touched down at Mars’s Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021. Since then, mission controllers have made a lot of progress, including capturing the…

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HP & Ford Team to Recycle 3D Printed Waste into Car Parts

In some of the most interesting additive manufacturing news I’ve heard recently, HP and Ford announced that they have teamed up to revolutionize how 3D printing waste is reused in…

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Stratasys Announces New Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing Tech, SAF

In January, Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) completed its acquisition of resin-based Programmable PhotoPolymerization (P3) technology startup Origin, before introducing its new color-free PolyJet J850 Pro in February. Just a few weeks…