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Not a Metal 3D Printer: Arizona Startup Rosotics Launches the Halo ‘Supercreator’

In one of the boldest additive manufacturing (AM) industry launches in some time, Rosotics, the Arizona-based startup specializing in making robotic production ecosystems for the space and defense sectors, has…

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Beyond Chuck Hull’s Legacy: the Unsung Heroes Who Paved the Way for 3D Printing

Next month, we will celebrate a huge anniversary. 40 years ago, on August 8, 1984, Charles Hull filed a patent application for stereolithography: the first additive manufacturing technique in history,…

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Personalized Smart Mouth Guard Made with Glidewell Dental’s Advanced 3D Printing Workflow

Glidewell Dental is a leader in dental 3D printing in the US. The company produces its own CT equipment, software, and more to create night guards, crowns, bridges, splints, and…

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Formlabs Buys Nascent SLS 3D Printer Competitor Micronics

Formlabs, maker of accessible yet professional 3D printers, has acquired Micronics, which recently debuted with a claim of making a $2,999 3D printer. I, for one, was pretty incredulous about…

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Introducing Nikon AM Synergy, 3D Printing Service Morf3D Reorganized

Nikon Advanced Manufacturing, the U.S. subsidiary of Japanese tech leader Nikon, will reorganize its Morf3D subsidiary. Morf3D was a service bureau that worked for the most demanding clients in defense…

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Simulation Complete: Pioneer Crew Wraps Up Year-Long Mission in 3D Printed Mars Habitat

After 378 days of living in a Mars-like 3D printed habitat, NASA’s Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA) crew emerged on July 6, 2024, bringing with them vital insights…

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From Heart Patches to Scaffolds: Prof. Alice White’s Impact on Bioprinting at Boston University

Imagine having the power to create incredibly detailed, tiny structures that could one day save lives. This is the world of Professor Alice White, a leading figure in the realm…

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Inside the $5M Shapeways Deal that Never Happened

As Shapeways (Nasdaq: SHPW) headed toward bankruptcy, there were red flags for observers. In addition to the dropping stock price, the company’s regular financial reports showed numerous signs of a…

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Nano Dimension to Buy Desktop Metal

With rumors swirling around consolidation, Nano Dimension (Nasdaq: NNDM) today has announced that it will acquire Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM). The new company will have revenues of $246 million. The…

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AM Coalition: 3D Printing in the Context of US Global Competition (and US Global Competition in the Context of 3D Printing)

Additive Manufacturing (AM) Coalition, the DC advocacy group for the U.S. AM industry, graciously invited me to participate in a panel last week at RAPID + TCT 2024, titled, “The…

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Alquist 3D Learns Some Lessons for the Construction 3D Printing Industry

The demolition of a home 3D printed by Alquist 3D spread like wildfire when it was reported last winter. While many took the opportunity to express their skepticism over additive…

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Quintus Technologies: Enabling a More Appropriate Additive Process Chain

When I attended the ASTM F42/ISO TC 261 meetings in nearby Columbus, Ohio, I had the opportunity to participate in two facility tours. We visited The Ohio State University’s Center…

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RAPID + TCT 2024: a 3D Printing Industry Oasis in the Heart of an Urban Wasteland

Los Angeles, the worst city on Earth, is a bold choice for the location of an additive manufacturing (AM) industry event. RAPID + TCT 2024 was sited inside the LA…

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i3DMFG Picks Up 12 EOS M400-4 Metal 3D Printers

Oregon-based Integrated Manufacturing (also referred to as i3DMFG or i3D) will buy 12 EOS M400-4 metal printers. In total, the company will now have 36 EOS metal and polymer systems…

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Continuum’s New CEO Discusses Launch of Powder as a Service for 3D Printing

Continuum Powders, previously known as MolyWorks Material Corporation, has rebranded and appointed Rob Higby as its new Chief Executive Officer. Higby takes over from Phil Ward, who will now serve…

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Blake Teipel Passes the Torch as Essentium Shifts to Nexa3D’s California Hub

Five months after Nexa3D acquired Essentium, the integration process is well underway. Despite initial perceptions that Nexa3D might be sidelining Essentium and founder Blake Teipel, the reality is more strategic….

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Nikon SLM Solutions to Manufacture NXG XII 600 Metal 3D Printer in the US

Nikon SLM Solutions is going to produce the NXG XII 600 in the United States. This “Made in the USA” printer is sure to appeal to the US Air Force…

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Bugatti Leverages Divergent to 3D Print Chassis and Suspension Parts for Tourbillon Hypercar

Divergent, the digitized contract manufacturer based in Los Angeles, has partnered with French luxury automaker Bugatti for the latter’s upcoming Tourbillon hypercar. Via the collaboration, Divergent will use the Divergent…

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Vendor Managed Inventory for 3D Printing Introduced by Authentise

While additive manufacturing (AM) hardware continues to advance, much of the technology is already mature enough for large batch production. With AM Researcher’s “Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing Software Markets 2023”…

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Apple Watch to Use Mass 3D Printed Metal Parts from China’s Bright Laser Technologies

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has updated the world on the state of Apple’s adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) technology. In a recent blog post discussing Series 10 form factor upgrades…

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Bryson DeChambeau Wins US Open—Is this a Win for 3D Printing?

In a thrilling final, Bryson DeChambeau has won the US Open. DeChambeau is often called “The Scientist” given his rigorous analysis of the sport and his willingness to experiment with…

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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…

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Will Stratasys Merge with HP? – Dream Mergers and Acquisitions

In the first quarter 2024 earnings call for Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Troy Jensen hinted at a potentially game-changing future for the company, saying: “I personally believe you…

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Review: Golfing with Cobra’s LIMIT3D, the First Commercially Available 3D Printed Iron

While we’ve seen the likes of Rickie Fowler and Bryson DeChambeau tout 3D printed clubs at such high-profile events as the American Express and Augusta National, it wasn’t until May that Puma…