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Xometry Buys Century-Old Thomasnet to Become Amazon of Digital Manufacturing

Digital manufacturing marketplace Xometry (NASDAQ: XMTR) has announced that it will be purchasing Thomas, a firm dedicated to product sourcing, supplier selection and digital marketing. Expected to close this week, the…

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Metal 3D Printing Joins Essentium’s High Speed Extrusion 3D Printers

In its recent SPAC announcement, Essentium let slip that it was expanding from a polymer additive manufacturing (AM) company into metals. The firm has now provided details about what this…

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Australian Dr. Death Wants You to Kill Yourself with 3D Printed Suicide Pod

Switzerland has not yet legally approved the Sarco capsule, a 3D-printed “pod” designed for use in assisted-suicides. It is not a new invention: Philip Nitschke, who co-created the device with…

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BMW Leads Seed Round for Rubber 3D Printing Startup Rapid Liquid Print

Boston 3D printing company Rapid Liquid Print (RLP) is working to make a new class of 3D printers that can effortlessly build large-scale, high-resolution, soft, and stretchable products using industry-grade…

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How to Buy the Best 3D Printer for Kids This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again, which means that someone will ask me what 3D printer they should get their kids for Christmas. The answer I always give is, of…

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A Look at ARK’s 3D Printing Fund, “PRNT”

ARK Investment Management LLC is the only investment management firm that offers an actively managed exchange-traded fund (ETF) dedicated to 3D printing, making it a unique player in the world…

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Essentium to Go Public via SPAC, Announces Metal 3D Printing Development

Essentium is the latest firm in the 3D printing industry to announce a merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) to achieve a public listing. The Austin-based startup has…

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World’s First 3D Printed Prosthetic Eye Implant Heralds Vision for the Future of Medicine

There are multiple reasons why a person would wear a prosthetic eye, from the eye not developing normally to cancer or an accident. According to the Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS…

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‘Leaked’ Elon Musk Email Raises Specter of Raptor Production Issues, SpaceX Bankruptcy

Is SpaceX going to Mars? Will the Raptor engines help launch the Starship super-heavy rocket any time soon? Will SpaceX go bankrupt? These and many more questions have been raised…

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Bioprinting Breakthrough: Bioprinter for Implantable Tissues Installed in French Hospital

A French hospital installed a bioprinter to manufacture biological tissues for transplantation in humans. This quantum leap in bioprinting is possible thanks to Poietis, a local biotech company specializing in…

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Craft Health’s Pharma 3D Printer Powered by ViscoTec’s Print Head

Personalized medicine is one of the most exciting verticals in the 3D printing industry, especially since the technology can seriously impact customized drug development and targeted therapeutics. Ever since the…

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Formnext 2021, Day Four: 3D Printing in the Golden Hour

Day four is fantastic. Lots of people have left and stands remain almost devoid of annoying individuals. The Americans have gone to eat gravy, so its much quieter, as well….

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Coatings Giant PPG 3D Prints Lockheed Aircraft Parts with New, Proprietary Tech

As 3DPrint.com’s Matt Kremenetsky recently pointed out, centuries-old conglomerates are pushing into the 3D printing space, where smaller firms could give them an Industry 4.0 life raft as global economics…

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Formnext 2021, Day Three: 3D Printing and Haribo Golbären FTW

It’s day three, I think. My bloodstream consists almost entirely of Haribo Golbären. I’ve been living exclusively off of things that come in disposable plastic packaging and disposable cups, while…

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Nexa3D Reveals New 3D Printers, Executives, & Oqton Partnership at Formnext

As Formnext 2021 winds down in Frankfurt, Germany, we’re learning more about some of the announcements made during the event. We recently told you that Nexa3D, which specializes in developing…

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Republican “New Deal” Signaled by Reagan Institute Manufacturing Task Force Report

The Reagan Institute’s Center for Peace Through Strength, a Washington, D.C. national security think tank (and one of many organizations under the umbrella of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation) has…

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Formnext 2021, Day 2: 3D Printing’s Best Stands and Experiences

Yesterday, I ate nine mini packets of Gummy Bears, a muffin, Jamon de Bellota, two mini Twix, a superb scallops dish and venison. I drank six espressos a liter of…

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Raise3D, Optomec, & Xact Metal Launch New 3D Printers at Formnext

Formnext 2021 is going on in Frankfurt, Germany right now, and we’ve been inundated with announcements of new industry partnerships, new hardware, and more, as the AM industry revels in…

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Formnext 2021: First Day Impressions of Post-Lockdown 3D Printing

Formnext is back and we’ve headed once more to Frankfurt, the lovely city where you can see people smoking crack on the street at 19:00 while the financiers zoom by…

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3D Printing Specialist Wohlers Associates Acquired by ASTM International

There are few groups that have been in the 3D printing industry since near its inception. Among that small collection is Wohlers Associates, an additive manufacturing (AM) expert that has…

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Prusa Buys Trilab, Expands into Enterprise 3D Printing

Prusa has purchased 80% of the shares of Trilab, a Czech manufacturer of delta-style 3D printers for the enterprise market. Coming off of its previous announcement to develop autonomous clusters…

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3D Systems Launches New Products to Spearhead 3D Printing Innovation

3D Systems plans to accelerate additive manufacturing (AM) innovation through a host of new products and partnerships. The pioneer 3D printing solutions manufacturer announced new high-throughput 3D printing technologies; a…

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Wozniak’s Privateer Space Unveils 3D Printed Satellite for Monitoring Space Debris

When news came out that Desktop Metal had developed titanium for its Studio 2 desktop 3D printer, one piece of information that was little explored by other media sites was…

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Relativity Space Founder Backs 3D Printing Startup Chromatic in $5M Round

Minnesota-based 3D printing technology and materials startup Chromatic 3D Materials has secured $5 million in a new funding round led by Embedded Ventures, a new venture capital firm investing in…