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Navy’s Afloat Additive Manufacturing Program Creates Scalability Model for 3D Printing Industry

A story published this week in National Defense spotlights a new Department of Defense (DoD) program of record (PoR) for fiscal year 2024, the Navy’s Afloat Additive Manufacturing (AM) Program….

Nanoelectronics 3D Printing System Completed by ATLANT 3D

European firm ATLANT 3D, in collaboration with twelve partners, has announced the successful completion of the Horizon 2020 Mesomorph project. Entirely funded by the European Commission with a budget of…

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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…

NSF Awards Kentucky $1M for Advanced Manufacturing

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to the University of Louisville for the Advancing Manufacturing and Building Construction Technologies (NSF AMT) project. This initiative is part…

America Makes Announces Winners of AM Qualification Project Calls

Founded in 2012 as the DoD’s national manufacturing innovation institute for AM and a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII), America Makes, based in Youngstown, Ohio, is focused on accelerating adoption of…

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…

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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…

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…

America Makes Announces IMPACT 2.0: $6.6M in New 3D Printing Funding

America Makes, the Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) based in Youngstown, Ohio, has announced IMPACT (Improvement in Manufacturing Productivity via Additive Capabilities and Techno-Economic Analysis) 2.0, a project call which will…

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To Tax Credit or Not to Tax Credit: Navigating R&D Opportunities in the 3D Printing Industry

When it comes to research and development (R&D), the landscape can be downright Kafkaesque, with startups and established firms alike grappling with whether to use tax credits—particularly as new developments…

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3D Printing Market Hits $14.7B Amid Challenges in 2023

Last year was one of dire moping for the 3D printing market, as the effects from the broader macroeconomic climate affected the public and private markets. Despite the doom and…

NGen Announces $100M to Boost Sustainability in Canadian Manufacturing

NGen, the non-profit behind Canada’s Global Innovation Cluster for Advanced Manufacturing, has announced a new project call dedicated to improving the ecological sustainability of Canadian manufacturing. Dubbed the Sustainable Manufacturing…

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This Isn’t the End for Boeing. It’s a New Beginning for AM

Boeing is a terrible company. Right? It depends on what you mean by “terrible” — and, I suppose, what you mean by “company.” Boeing is less a company than it…

Something Federal in the Air at AMUG 2024

“The 3D printing industry would probably be dead in the water if it weren’t for the U.S. government,” a representative of the US military said at the 2024 Additive Manufacturing…

3D Printing Leaders Team with Rivelin for Robotic Metals Post-processing

UK-based Rivelin Robotics is working on creating a manufacturing cell to automate the post-processing of metal 3D printed parts. If successful, this approach could reduce the costs of metal 3D…

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…

3D Printing & the Military: Squandered Opportunities

Previous articles in this series have explored the potential for the U.S. to leverage additive manufacturing to its advantage. However, this potential may be undermined by a propensity for creating…

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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…

US Navy Demonstrates Deployable 3D Printing Kits at Australia’s Autonomous Warrior 2023

Last November, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) hosted its annual training exercise, Autonomous Warrior (AW23). Among other representatives of Australia’s military allies that participated in AW23 were the US Office…

Organizing an Industry: AM Coalition’s Mark Burnham on Lobbying in 3D Printing

As Michael Molitch-Hou described in his recap of Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) 2024, one of the biggest recurring themes of the conference was collaboration. When an industry based on cutting-edge…

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Martians Wanted: NASA Seeks Volunteers for Second Mission in 3D Printed Mars Habitat

Who needs a road trip when you can join NASA on a year-long Martian staycation? Once again, NASA’s making it (almost) possible to spend your days on Mars, inviting applicants…

White House Announces AM Forward Fund at Convening of Small Business Leaders

On February 14, 2024, the White House hosted a meeting of small business leaders, trade association professionals, investors, and federal officials, for a roundtable discussion concerning reforms that the Biden-Harris…

U.S. Government Boosts Advanced Manufacturing with Three New Developments

Though the traction began building before the 2020 election, the Biden Administration has rolled out a slew of overarching initiatives that are reshaping how the U.S. will look going forward….