Metal 3D Printing

3D Printing News Briefs, May 14, 2022: Earphones, Acquisitions, & More

Kicking off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs is a story from Campfire Audio, which is using the technology to make its new Supermoon earphones. Bharat Fritz Werner launched what it…

Airbus Picks 3D Systems for 3D Printed Satellite Parts for Reconfigurable OneSat

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) is announcing that it has received a multi-year contract from Airbus’ Defense and Space division, to develop components for antennas on Airbus satellites. The additive manufacturing…

US Air Force Taps GE and Optomec for Metal 3D Printing

The Biden administration recently announced a slew of new opportunities for increasing the adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) across the U.S. Initial participating companies of the AM Forward program are…

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6K Raises $102M in Series D Round Led by Koch Strategic Platforms

6K has just announced that it has closed the first tranche of its Series D round of financing, for $102 million. In all, the company expects to raise a total…

3D Printing Financials: Record Revenue & Heightened Losses for VELO3D’s Q1 2022

Velo3D (NYSE: VLD) announced mixed first-quarter earnings results on May 10, 2022, leading to a 5.2% decrease in the stock price in after-hours trading and a 12.4% drop when the…

Low-Cost DED Metal 3D Printing Heads to Singapore and Argentina via Meltio

Spanish laser metal deposition solutions manufacturer Meltio continues to ramp up its sales coverage in Asia and Latin America. Following recent deals to sell its products in Sub-Saharan Africa, North…

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Shell 3D Prints Impellers for Its Dutch Refinery

The oil and gas industry hasn’t adopted additive manufacturing (AM) techniques to the same extent as some other large-scale industries, like the aerospace and automotive sectors. Nonetheless, oil and gas…

NASA Copper Alloy Qualified for Use with VELO3D Metal 3D Printers

Velo3D announced that it has qualified GRCop-42, a NASA-developed copper-chromium-niobium alloy, for use with Velo’s Sapphire range of metal 3D printers. Velo3D, a leading additive manufacturing (AM) startup based in…

DARPA Tasks Elementum 3D to 3D Print World’s Rarest Metal

Rhenium, the last of the stable elements to be discovered, is one of the scarcest elements in the Earth’s crust. It has the highest melting point of any metal aside…

Copper 3D Printing with Blue Lasers Under Development by Essentium and NUBURU

Coming off of a rough patch after the collapse of its merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Atlantic Coastal Acquisition Corp., Essentium Inc is continuing to pursue innovative 3D…

EOS North American Expands to LA with New 3D Printing Center

EOS North America has announced that the company will be opening an additive manufacturing (AM) innovation center in southern California’s Los Angeles/Long Beach area. EOS plans to open the facility…

3D Printed Air Filter from AddCat Eliminates 95% of Contaminants

Dutch company AddCat is on its way to commercializing a 3D printed metal catalytic . For the past year or so, I’ve been very bullish on being able to 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 30, 2022: Business, Medical, & More

We’re starting with business in 3D Printing News Briefs today, as Aconity3D will be distributing metal AM powders by Equispheres and Photocentric has partnered up with umati. Moving on, the…

Chevron Avoids Refinery Shutdown Thanks to 3D Printed Replacement Parts

Aside from the pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — and directly related to these two crises — one of the most concerning developments over the last couple of years…

ASTM to Offer Certification Program for Metal 3D Printer Operators

Knowledgeable and experienced 3D printing operations people are in short supply. There were very few sites doing any kind of 3D printing at scale ten years ago. People well-versed in…

Finnish R&D Institute to Create Database of Metal 3D Printing Materials

DIMECC Ltd. is a Finnish organization dedicated to R&D founded in 2008 and is owned by almost 70 academic and industrial entities. Think of it as a Finnish version of…

Epson to Recycle Metal Scrap into Metal 3D Printing Powders

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, “Epson”) makes everything from watch movements to desktop printers. Given its precision and printing expertise it has long been speculated that the company would enter the…

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Myth Busting: CNC Machining vs. 3D Printing

3D printers have quietly been transforming production lines at some of the world’s leading manufacturers. Once considered primarily for prototyping; advancements in materials and productivity have made 3D printers a…

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$160M Drives 3D Printed Hypercar Startup Divergent in Series C Round

Coming off the heels of an exciting presence at the 2022 AMUG Conference, Divergent Technologies has announced a successful Series C round totaling $160 million in funding. The investment will…

Metal 3D Printing Powder Process from 6K Emits Less CO2 by up to 92 Percent

Massachusetts-based 6K has promoted the environmentally friendly nature of its metal production process, UniMelt. Now, the startup is backing up its claims with hard data. The results of an independent…

Bound Metal 3D Printing to Make $54B in Metal Parts through 2030

SmarTech Analysis has released the latest edition of its report on bound metal 3D printing. Dubbed “Bound Metal & Metal Binder Jetting AM 2022,” the report projects that metal binder…

Hypersonics Take Flight: NASA’s New Metal 3D Printing Alloy Takes 1000°C Heat

Key to the function of proposed hypersonic vehicles, which have proven challenging to the U.S., are high-temperature materials, such as metals oxygen dispersion strengthened (ODS) metals and ceramics. ODS materials…

Steel Giant Takes Home Large-Scale Metal 3D Printer from Eplus3D

Rapidly expanding metal powder bed fusion (PBF) manufacturer Eplus3D has found an important client in JINGYE Additive Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Hebei JINGYE Group. Best known for being the owners…

BMW Buys Wire Arc Metal 3D Printer from MX3D

Dutch wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) developer MX3D is perhaps most known for its 3D printing of a metal bridge spanning a canal in the Netherlands. However, the company is in…