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GE Trades 3D Printed Generator Tech for Stake in EV Startup Hyliion

General Electric (GE) announced that the company has sold generator technology developed by the company’s additive manufacturing (AM) division, GE Additive, to electric vehicle (EV) startup, Hyliion Holdings Corporation. The…

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The AM Drilldown: Natural Gas & the Rising Price of 3D Printing Inputs

In the first installment of this series, I discussed the relationship between additive manufacturing (AM) and energy returned on energy invested (ERoEI). The crux of that article was that the…

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A Look at 3D Printing M&A since 2016

Earlier this month, 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) acquired industrial 3D printing manufacturer dp polar. The new addition will help 3D Systems build a solid foundation to accelerate high-volume AM and…

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First Native Woman to Lead NASA Mission Eager to Bioprint aboard ISS

NASA is preparing for SpaceX’s fifth astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Scheduled to launch this fall from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Crew-5 mission will…

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3D Printer OEM Nexa3D Lays off Staff Amid Economic Downturn

In an economic downturn, it’s not surprising to see businesses scale down their workforce, despite the potential for saving staff at the expense of management pay. In fact, more than…

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3D Printed Homes Catch the Eyes of Policymakers Across the US

This week, additive construction (AC) hit a major milestone. It had little to do with any development to the technology itself and more to do with public policy: Montana became…

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Aston Martin’s DBR22 Features Fully 3D Printed Rear Assembly from Divergent

Volkswagen, Ford, and GM are all promising official end parts (as opposed to emergency end parts) to be 3D printed for upcoming vehicles. However, we’re still waiting for additive manufacturing (AM)…

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Chef Tim Anderson: 3D Printed Redefine Meat May Live Up to Its Name – But Not Quite Yet

There is a long, global history of the manipulation of foods to make them resemble other foods, from mock turtle soup to mock duck to imitation crab. While some of…

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Velo3D CEO Benny Buller on Impressive Q2 Earnings – AMS Focus

Though Additive Manufacturing Strategies (February 7-9, 2023) takes place just once a year, the verticals showcased at New York’s only 3D printing event are constantly evolving. AMS Focus highlights these…

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3D Printed Breast & Chest Implants Enter Clinical Trials

Medtech company BellaSeno GmbH, headquartered in Leipzig, Germany, with its BellaSeno Pty subsidiary in Brisbane, Australia, specializes in the development of resorbable soft tissue and bone reconstruction implants, made with…

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Discrimination and Inequity in the 3D Printing Workplace

As Women in 3D Printing continues its mission to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry and beyond, it may be difficult to know exactly…

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3D Systems Buys High-Speed 3D Printing Firm dp polar

The 3D printing mergers and acquisitions continue apace. On the heels of Markforged’s buyout of Digital Metal and Nano Dimension’s 12 percent purchase of Stratasys, 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) has…

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Covestro Sells 3D Printing Unit to Stratasys

Covestro (FWB: 1COV) has sold its 3D printing business to Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) for €43 million. Additionally, there is a possible earn out of €37 million. This is rather unexpected….

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NASA Lunar Contractor Masten Space Files for Bankruptcy, Furloughs Staff

In January 2022, pioneering space infrastructure company Masten Space Systems was preparing for its first mission to the Moon. “It will be the first of many Masten missions,” said the…

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Chef Tim Anderson: BluRhapsody and the Possibilities of 3D Printed Pasta

Tim Anderson is a Wisconsin-born chef and writer based in London, specializing in Japanese cuisine. He has published six books on Japanese cookery, including Your Home Izakaya and Japaneasy: Bowls and Bento….

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Cadillac’s 3D Printed CELESTIQ: Is $300,000 Too Expensive for a Custom Car?

German car firms have been working on 3D printing for decades. Many have extensive labs and have been doing research and product development at scale for many years now. Their…

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CEMEX on Construction 3D Printing Investment: COBOD Was a Good Bet

CEMEX (NYSE: CX) is the latest in a long list of construction behemoths entering the additive construction (AC) space. Alongside GE Renewable and PERI Group, the Mexican cement giant has invested in…

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Cement Giant CEMEX Invests in Construction 3D Printing Startup COBOD

COBOD got a huge boost today when CEMEX Ventures announced an investment in the Danish construction 3D printing company. CEMEX Ventures is the corporate venture arm of CEMEX (NYSE: CX),…

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3D Printed Antennas Enable Satellite Constellations for Fleet Space

3D printing is finding increasing applications in the space sector, particularly when it comes to producing rocket engines and satellite parts. Meanwhile, the technology is also making its way into…

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Nano Dimension Buys a Chunk of 3D Printing Stalwart Stratasys

Nano Dimension (Nasdaq: NNDM) has been on an acquisition spree over the past year, picking up smaller businesses that can strengthen its portfolio. Its most recent buy, however, isn’t so small….

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Fuse 1+ ups Low-Cost SLS 3D Printing with 30W Laser

In early 2021, Formlabs released the Fuse 1 3D printer, which was its long-awaited entry into the selective laser sintering (SLS) market. Now, the double 3D printing unicorn has launched…

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Raising Capital: 3D Printing CEOs on Getting Funding without Going Public – Part II

In the realm of 3D printing startups, finding the right investors, tracking down capital sources, and generating demand for a product can make or break the future of a business….

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Nano Dimension Buys Ceramics and Metal 3D Printing Firms Admatec and Formatec

Nano Dimension (Nasdaq: NNDM) announced that it has bought Admatec and Formatec, both formerly part of Precision Surfacing Solutions. This is a brilliant move by the company and extends its…

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No, Shinzo Abe’s Murder Weapon Probably Wasn’t a 3D Printed Gun

Amid the assassination of Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, one detail stood out: the weapon used was homemade. This has led to speculation about whether it was a 3D…