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UK’s Royal Air Force Assesses Potential of 3D Printed Metal Parts for Aerospace

The UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) is currently in the process of assessing the quality of metal aerospace components produced with additive manufacturing (AM), as part of a UK Ministry…

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Consumers Overwhelmingly Support More Investment in 3D Printing-Driven Reshoring, Survey Says

As the additive manufacturing (AM) sector has accelerated its shift into scale-up mode, the increased activity has simultaneously catalyzed an AM info boom. Still, much of the publicly available data…

Senvol Machine Learning Software Demonstrates Accurate Prediction of 3D Printed Metal Performance

Senvol, an NYC-based database management company specializing in additive manufacturing (AM) software solutions, announced that it has successfully delivered on one of the major objectives of a US Army contract…

Chattanooga to 3D Print Shelters for the Unhoused with Branch Technology

Branch Technology, an additive construction (AC) firm headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has partnered with Chattanooga’s city government to implement a pilot program that will use Branch’s proprietary Cellular Fabrication (C-Fab)…

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Department of Transportation Announces $85M Construction 3D Printing Opportunity

On Tuesday, June 27, the US Department of the Treasury released a brief article highlighting the U.S. manufacturing site construction boom of the last few years, which has been gaining…

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Canada’s Landmark Sweep: 300+ 3D Printed Firearms Seized in Massive Crackdown

In an unprecedented multi-province operation codenamed Project Reproduction, Canadian law enforcement officials seized over 440 privately made firearms, including 3D printed handguns, long guns, silencers, ammunition, 3D printers, and drugs….

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How Will Chinese Manufacturers Impact LPBF Metal 3D Printing?

A number of Chinese manufacturers of laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) metal 3D printers have emerged and expanded beyond their national borders. Given the role of China as a world…

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There Is a Surprising Threat to 3D Printing R&D in the U.S.

Additive manufacturing (AM) is a young and flourishing technology and there is a great deal of ongoing research and development (R&D) being performed. AM patents are growing at a 36%…

Not Your Granny’s Shop Class: Oak Ridge High Offers 3D Printing Service Bureau Class

It is impossible to separate the history of Oak Ridge, Tennessee from the history of rapid advances in manufacturing. Located in the Knoxville metropolitan area, the town is synonymous with…

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3D Printing Reaches Double-Digit Quarterly Growth with $3.7B in Q1

The global additive manufacturing (AM) market demonstrated strong growth in the first quarter of 2023, defying economic challenges, according to the latest data from SmarTech Analysis. The market experienced double-digit…

U.S. Marines and Navy Collaborate on Tactical 3D Printing Kits

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division announced that it is partnering with the US Marine Corps (USMC) on completing the final testing phases for a new 3D printing tactical…

America Makes Announces $11.7M in Funding for 3D Printing Projects

America Makes, the Manufacturing USA (MFG USA) institute headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio, has announced $11.7 million in new funding opportunities, spread across ten different topic areas in additive manufacturing (AM)….

FDA Master File for Medical 3D Printing to Speed Up Regulatory Approval

Belgian firm Amnovis is commercializing its deep titanium 3D printing and implant experience by helping other medical firms, startups and inventors bring their products to market. Through the company’s manufacturing…

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Relativity Space Co-founder Jordan Noone on What it Takes to Run a VC Firm

What does it take to build a space company from the ground up? Jordan Noone, co-founder and former chief technology officer (CTO) of Relativity Space, has some idea. At 22,…

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Jill Biden Unveils Plans for Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development

This week, the US Department of Labor (DOL) held a three-day event, “ETA [Employment and Training Administration] Vision 2030: Investing in America’s Workforce,” centered around a rollout of the Biden…

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Says US Needs to Strengthen Defense Industrial Base

At the recent Defense Logistics Agency [DLA] Supply Chain Alliance Conference and Exhibition in Richmond, Virginia (5/3-5/4), head of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and former deputy secretary of…

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NSF Awards $1 Million to ASTRO America to Expand 3D Printing in Florida

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $1 million to the Applied Science & Technology Research Organization of America (ASTRO America) to accelerate the growth of the 3D printing ecosystem…

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China Prioritizes Advanced Manufacturing Clusters in Latest Response to Biden’s Economic Strategy

As if to deliberately draw attention to the fact that we are in a new Cold War era, the Chinese government has formally announced that it, like the US, will…

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The Conspicuous Absence of 3D Printing from Biden’s Latest Strategy Update on Critical Emerging Technologies

Last week, the Biden administration released yet another policy document related to its overall economic strategy, entitled “United States Government National Standards Strategy for Critical Emerging Technology [CET]”. Essentially, the…

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Seurat and Siemens Energy to 3D Print 59 Tons of Metal Parts

In March, the Biden Administration unveiled the $6 billion Industrial Demonstrations Program to decarbonize industrial manufacturing within a broader strategy to shift toward cleaner energy and more resilient supply chains….

First Washington D.C. Fly-in Signals National Importance of 3D Printing

As the industry’s sole U.S. lobbying group, the Additive Manufacturing Coalition has steadily built up a reputation as an important advocate for members of the 3D printing sector. Through regular…