Transportation

3D Printing Supersonic Jet Factory to Be Opened by Boom in NC

Transportation startup Boom Supersonic has announced that it will be opening a “superfactory” for its Overture supersonic jet at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina. The company is…

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3D Printed Car Company Local Motors Shuts Down

Multiple automotive and tech news sites have reported that Local Motors (LM), the manufacturer of the Olli 3D printed shuttle, has ceased operations. The main source of information comes from…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 8, 2021: Business, Doxing, 3D Printed Lights, & More

We’re starting with business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as RadTech announced new board members and Ziggzagg is investing in AM-Flow’s workflow automation technology. Cults3D was recently in hot…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 7: Ground & Sea Logistics

As we discuss in our ongoing 3D Printing Drone Swarms series, additive manufacturing (AM) will play an increasing role in the production of all manner of semi-sentient robots. This has…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 6: Air Logistics

As we discuss in our ongoing 3D Printing Drone Swarms series, additive manufacturing (AM) will play an increasing role in the production of all manner of semi-sentient robots. This has…

Auto Leader MAHLE and SLM Solutions to Drive Automotive 3D Printing

With some $16B in revenue and 80,000 employees, MAHLE (LEVE3.BVMF) is not just one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers but also an increasingly significant player in the 3D printing…

3D Printing News Briefs, December 18, 2021: Business, Research, & A Metal Benchy

We’ve got business to share in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as Freemelt and Etteplan have entered into a strategic partnership, EOS installed its 1,000th 3D printer in the North…

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Bosch’s Ceramics 3D Printing Unit & the Future of AM

Bosch is an absolutely huge company that makes batteries, drills, e-bike motors, vacuums, powertrain components, infotainment systems, lawnmowers, MEMS sensors, air conditioning systems, security cameras and much more. The multinational…

Blackstone Launches 3D Printed Lithium Batteries with Established Partners in Tow

Swiss company Blackstone Resources AG (SWX; symbol BLS, ISIN CH0460027110, WKN 460027110) has announced that it has demonstrated its battery 3D printing technology before the press and is opening its…

Fraunhofer ILT to Develop Intelligent 3D Printed Sensors for Railway Systems

This past summer, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) announced the success of an 18-month project that used ARBURG’s Freeformer 3D printer to produce an inductive proximity…

Porsche Already Delivering On Its Concept For Partially 3D Printed Seats

In March 2020, German automaker Porsche announced that it would begin testing a new production concept: partially 3D printed bodyform bucket seats. Now, it appears that the trajectory from the…

Autonomous 3D Printed Vehicle Olli Coming to Eastern Michigan University

Local Motors has been working hard on its 3D printed electric, autonomous Olli shuttle this year, installing a wireless charging system developed by ORNL, placing a large order for Protean’s…

3D Printing Tunneling Machine Takes Second in Elon Musk Competition

Students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich won second place at the first Not-A-Boring Competition, a tunnel construction race designed by Elon Musk’s The Boring Company…

3D Printing News Briefs, September 21, 2021: 3D Printed COVID Test, Meatless Burgers, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, some new 3D printed industry technology is being tested at Curtin Malaysia, and three partners are working to make vehicles more lightweight. Researchers have…

3D Printing News Briefs, September 4, 2021: MINI Coopers, Metal 3D Printing & More

We’ve got a little business for you to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to materials. Sandvik is set to acquire a leading CAD/CAM software…

3D Printed Olli Shuttle to Be Powered by Perrone Robotics

We’ve got exciting news to share in the world of autonomous vehicles (AV), as Local Motors, Inc., a ground mobility company that designs, manufactures, and deploys next-generation vehicles, such as the…

3D Printed Copper from ExOne Enables Maxxwell’s Electric Motors

ExOne (Nasdaq: XONE) continues to showcase interesting developments, amid its ongoing acquisition by Desktop Metal. The metal and sand binder jetting pioneer has announced the ability to 3D print copper…

Urwahn’s E-Bikes with Metal 3D Printed Parts Head to Mass Production

German firm Urwahn has previously released the 3D printed urban Stadtfuchs bike and the Platzhirsch gates drive (e)bike.  On the Standtfuchs, the firm used CL 50WS Maraging steel components made with…

AI to Enhance Rider Experience and Accessibility for 3D Printed Olli Shuttle

Local Motors continues to revamp its Olli 2.0 shuttle, which features a chassis made from 80 percent 3D printed parts. After receiving a $15 million infusion in fall 2020, the…

“Zero Emissions Vehicle” 3D Printed from Plastic Waste

An Austrian studio called EOOS has developed a vehicle that is not only meant to be environmentally friendly in terms of its energy source, but in its manufacturing materials as well….

Concrete 3D Printing to Make UK’s HS2 High Speed Rail Infrastructure

It’s abundantly clear that fossil fuel-driven transport needs to be replaced, but more rail infrastructure is only as “green” as the materials and energy it uses. Currently under construction, the…

3D Printing, A Pedalution – Part Eight: The E-Bike Apocalypse

All in all, we’ve learned which 3D printed parts are being used by bike companies and how people are using 3D printing. We’ve learned how the technology may be able…

Local Motors Places $7.3M Order for Protean Electric Motors

In a three-year contract with British electric motor manufacturer Protean Electric, Local Motors has agreed to order thousands of Protean’s in-wheel drive motors, a deal valued at $7.3 million. These…

Alstom 3D Prints Tram Parts with Stratasys Technology

Stratasys has become an increasingly important player in an increasingly important segment: 3D printed spares for transportation. As companies and municipalities turn to additive manufacturing (AM) to produce replacement parts…