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New AM Research Market Brief: China to See $8B in 3D Printing Hardware Sales by 2032

China’s additive manufacturing (AM) market is expected to reach $8 billion a year in hardware sales by 2032, according to a new Market Opportunity Brief by Additive Manufacturing (AM) Research,…

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Printing Money Episode 18: The DC Fly-In with Mark Burnham, AddMfgCoalition

It’s only been a week since the previous show, but Printing Money is back already with Episode 18. Certain events call for Printing Money’s coverage, and the recent 2nd Annual…

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Insights from Cantor Fitzgerald on AM’s Q1 2024 Landscape

A recent survey by Cantor Fitzgerald sheds light on the persistent challenges within the additive manufacturing (AM) industry in the first quarter of 2024. Based on responses from 38 industry…

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Geek Juggernaut Felicia Day Teams with Thangs for 3D Printable Minis and More

3D printables repository Thangs has announced a new partnership with geek media powerhouse Felicia Day. This collaboration, FeliciaDay3D, will feature a line of STLs co-designed by Day in collaboration with…

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Laser Wars: Eplus3D Unveils Metal 3D Printer with up to 64 Lasers

Now that the laser wars in the powder bed fusion (PBF) space have, for the most part, moved to China, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) there are in fierce competition. Eplus3D…

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Industrial Giant Ingersoll Rand Leads $19M Round Backing Inkbit’s AI-Driven 3D Printing

Inkbit, the Massachusetts-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of multi-material, AI-integrated 3D printers, has closed a $19 million financing round. Ingersoll Rand, a US giant in the industrial equipment sector, led…

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Innovation Beyond Sight: Touch2See’s 3D Printed Device for Visually Impaired Sports Fans

In a world where every thrill of the game plays out before our eyes, Toulouse startup Touch2See steps forward as a pioneer of innovation, offering a tactile solution for the…

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ASTM/ISO Meetings Bring 3D Printing Experts on Quintus Technologies & OSU Facility Tours

I recently attended the biannual ASTM F42/ISO TC 261 meetings at The Ohio State University in nearby Columbus, Ohio. It was one of the most well-organized industry events I’ve ever…

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New EOS Responsible Manufacturing Portfolio Includes Material Recycling and Reduced-CO2 Aluminum

Members of the additive manufacturing industry often tout the technology’s green credentials, but only pay lip service to inherent issues with energy use and material sourcing. EOS is doing more…

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Hyliion CEO Thomas Healy on 3D Printing’s Role in the KARNO Generator

While the electric vehicle (EV) market faces an uncertain future, there’s no uncertainty about the fact that greenhouse gas emissions are drastically changing the climate on Earth. Thanks to its…

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Printing a Better Game: 3D Printing and the Evolution of Golf Equipment

The governing bodies of professional golf — the R&A and USGA — have finally dropped the widely expected news that testing conditions for golf ball conformation will change, rendering nearly…

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Attending the ASTM F42/ISO TC 261 Meetings: The Nitty-Gritty of Additive Manufacturing

I never thought I’d be so excited about an event focused on additive manufacturing (AM) standards, but here we are! When I learned that the recent biannual ASTM F42/ISO TC…

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Changing the Landscape: 1Print Co-Founder Adam Friedman on His Unique Approach to 3D Printed Construction

Additive construction (AC) is much more versatile than it seems, at first: as natural as it is to focus on the exciting prospect of automated home construction, there’s far more…

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Precision at the Microscale: UK Researchers Advance Medical Devices with BMF’s 3D Printing Tech

University of Nottingham researchers are using Boston Micro Fabrication‘s (BMF) 3D printing technology to develop medical devices that improve compatibility with human tissue. Funded by a UK grant, this project…

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Interview: Rethinking 3D Printing for High-Volume Production with Exentis

As the 3D printing market hits its bottom, leaving SPAC-merged firms grasping for cash, we may soon witness a new wave of additive manufacturing (AM) IPOs, with other companies able…

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US Army Corps of Engineers’ Megan Kreiger on the State of Construction 3D Printing

Despite last year’s gloomy reports about the financial state of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, there’s no doubt that we’re actually witnessing the birth of a sector rather than its…

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UltiMaker Takes on Industrial Market with Factor 4 3D Printer

UltiMaker has announced its newest industrial 3D printer: The Factor 4. Unveiled officially at the HANNOVER MESSE trade show today, the Factor 4 is being positioned as a new flagship…

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Profiling a Construction 3D Printing Pioneer: US Army Corps of Engineers’ Megan Kreiger

The world of construction 3D printing is still so new that the true experts can probably be counted on two hands. Among them is Megan Kreiger, Portfolio Manager of Additive…

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Formlabs’ New Form 4 3D Printers Are 2-5X Faster than Form 3+

Formlabs has announced a new addition to its line of stereolithography (SLA) printers for additive manufacturing (AM): the Form 4 and Form 4B. Coming several years after the firm’s previous…

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Relativity Space Lands $8.7M Air Force Contract for Real-time Flaw Detection in 3D Printing

Relativity Space has landed an $8.7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to carry out real-time flaw detection during the 3D printing of large parts. The…

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Markforged Ordered to Pay $17M to Continuous Composites for Patent Infringement

In a decision on April 15, 2024, the District Court of Delaware ruled in favor of carbon fiber 3D printing firm Continuous Composites, in its patent infringement lawsuit against Markforged…

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3D Printing Reseller MatterHackers Acquires Source Graphics

Leading 3D printer reseller MatterHackers has acquired 2D and 3D printer reseller Source Graphics. The company aims to expand its printer lineup and consolidate its position in the Southern California…

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Lockheed Martin Leads $3M Investment in Q5D’s Electronics 3D Printing System

Q5D, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of robotic arm, hybrid additive manufacturing (AM) systems used for wire harness production, has closed a $3 million investment round. The investment arm of…

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US Navy Awards Contract to Ursa Major for 3D Printed Solid Rocket Motors

The Naval Energetics Systems and Technologies (NEST) Program has awarded a contract to Ursa Major to develop and test a solid rocket motor (SRM) prototype for the US Navy’s Standard…