General Industry

NIST Announces Up to $70M Funding Opportunity for New AI-Driven Manufacturing USA Institute

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the US Department of Commerce (DOC), has announced a funding opportunity worth up to $70 million over five years, for…

The Public Arena: EOS Government Relations Manager on Why the Company is All in on Reshoring 3D Printing

EOS has never not been at the forefront of additive manufacturing (AM). Among countless other feats, the German company, which has a strong presence in the US, has a global…

The Producers: HP’s President of 3D Printing Savi Baveja Explains How the Company is Addressing Scalability

HP (NSYE: HPQ) and the additive manufacturing (AM) industry in the US need each other. In the long run, I believe that what’s good for one will be good for…

Mantle Secures $20M for Unique Metal 3D Printing Tech

Mantle, a Bay Area metal 3D printing startup focused on precision tooling, has announced the closing of a new $20 million funding round. This Series C funding, led by Schooner…

3D Systems Taps Fine Blanking Market for Metal 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing (AM) stalwart 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) has announced that it will be partnering with Precision Resource, a company specializing in fine blanking, a manufacturing process combining extrusion and…

Lucidworks’ Second Study on Generative AI Highlights Manufacturers’ Concerns

Enterprise software firm Lucidworks has released its second annual Generative AI Global Benchmark Study, based on input from over 2,500 global professionals responsible for making organizational  decisions on AI deployment. As…

3D Printing Service with a Smile: Protolabs CEO Rob Bodor on the Company’s Future in AM

Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) is much more than a 3D printing company, it’s a comprehensive digital manufacturer. Nevertheless, precisely because the company has competencies in more or less every cutting-edge industrial…

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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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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…

Siemens Increases Attention on US 3D Printing Landscape

Global industrial giant Siemens has announced that the company is taking steps to help bolster the US additive manufacturing (AM) industry. The efforts will surround Siemens’ Charlotte Advanced Technology Collaboration…

Desktop SLS Pioneer Sintratec Announces Bankruptcy

Swiss original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Sintratec, which specialized in low-cost selective laser sintering (SLS) machines, announced that the company has undergone bankruptcy proceedings and will be ceasing operations. A spin-out…

Protolabs Survey Sheds Light on Product Development Challenges

A recent survey by Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) provides a snapshot of the current challenges and expectations facing product developers across industries such as aerospace and automotive. Gathering feedback from over…

ARRIS Raises $34M for Composites 3D Printing from Bosch and Others

ARRIS Composites, a Berkeley-based supplier of parts made from composites using a proprietary production process, has raised $34 million in a funding round participated in by companies including Bosch Ventures…

World’s Largest Polymer 3D Printer Unveiled by UMaine: Houses, Tools, Boats to Come

The University of Maine has once again broken its own record by unveiling the largest polymer 3D printer in the world. Surpassing its 2019 achievement, the new Factory of the…

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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…

Advanced Manufacturing Equipment Sourcing Platform Diagon Raises $5.1M in Seed Round

Diagon, a Silicon Valley-based startup offering an AI-backed software platform for sourcing advanced manufacturing equipment, has raised $5.1 million in a seed round backed by firms including Valia Ventures and…

Israel’s Magnus Metal Raises $74M for its Digital Casting Process

Magnus Metal, an Israeli advanced manufacturing startup specializing in the production of machines that leverage a proprietary process incorporating both casting and additive manufacturing (AM) principles, has raised $74 million…

National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing Selects Cybersecurity Startup to Lead Manufacturing Supply Chain Project

The Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) MxD (Manufacturing x Digital), designated by the Department of Defense (DoD) as the National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, has selected Corsha, a Washington DC-based…

Governor of Massachusetts Announces Over $3M in Funding to Advance Manufacturing

Massachusetts’ Healy-Driscoll gubernatorial administration has announced over $3 million in grants for 17 projects, as part of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing’s (CAM’s) Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerate Program (MMAP). The commonwealth…

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3D Printing’s Next Generation of Leadership: A Conversation with Additive Minds’ Dr. Gregory Hayes

It’s easy to forget sometimes that social media isn’t reality. So, at the end of 2023, when a burst of doom and gloom started to spread across the Western world’s…

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ASTRO America Announces Details of Next Steps in 3D Printing Plan for Guam

For over two years, the Applied Science and Technology Organization (ASTRO) America has been working with the government of Guam to build up additive manufacturing (AM) capacity on the Pacific…

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Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2024: Choose Your Own Adventure

Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) in New York City is my favorite AM industry event. Now, I work for the company that puts on the show, so I’m sure I would…

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What Do JPL’s Layoffs Mean for the Space 3D Printing Segment?

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), known for some of the most exciting work in the space sector, announced that it was laying off eight percent of its workforce, 530 of…

Sony Semiconductor Israel Spinoff Lands $20M for Supply Chain Digitization

Supply chain digitization startup Sensos, a spin-off of Sony Semiconductor Israel, recently secured $20 million in new funding in its Series A round. The lead investor in the round was…