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…

McLaren Teams with Divergent for Advanced 3D Printing in Supercars

Breaking new ground in automotive innovation, McLaren has teamed up with California-based Divergent Technologies in a multi-year collaboration. The duo will use additive manufacturing for vehicle design and production, focusing…

3DPOD Episode 206: Electron Beam Metal 3D Printing with Wayland Additive CEO Will Richardson

Will Richardson started the electron beam company Wayland Additive nearly five years ago. Since then, the UK firm has been part of the eBeam renaissance, witnessing a resurgence of electron…

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Simulation Complete: Pioneer Crew Wraps Up Year-Long Mission in 3D Printed Mars Habitat

After 378 days of living in a Mars-like 3D printed habitat, NASA’s Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA) crew emerged on July 6, 2024, bringing with them vital insights…

Australia’s SPEE3D: The Most American 3D Printing Company

In the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, arguably the most important original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to the US Department of Defense (DoD) right now is SPEE3D, the maker of cold spray…

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From Heart Patches to Scaffolds: Prof. Alice White’s Impact on Bioprinting at Boston University

Imagine having the power to create incredibly detailed, tiny structures that could one day save lives. This is the world of Professor Alice White, a leading figure in the realm…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: July 7, 2024

Things are picking back up again in terms of 3D printing webinars and events! The Experience Stratasys tour makes a few stops this week, as Creat3D and Markforged wrap up…

3D Printing News Briefs, July 6, 2024: Resellers, Government Grants, & More

We’re starting with material news in 3D Printing News Briefs today, as Dynamism is now offering Tullomer super-polymer filament from Z-Polymers in North America. Then, ADDiTEC unveiled its new Hybrid…

“Jetting Soluble Supports is Key to Simplifying Metal AM,” Says XJet’s Andy Middleton

XJet promises a new era in additive manufacturing (AM). Pairing its newest material with its hardware could unlock the key to the industry’s future, says XJet Chief Business Officer Andrew…

Immensa & DNV Launch Global Guideline for Digitization of Energy Sector Spares

Immensa, the Saudi Arabia/UAE-base digital inventory platform specializing in additive manufacturing (AM) for the energy sector, has collaborated with Det Norske Veritas (DNV) to formulate what the partnership is referring…

Waste Much? Ecogensus Turns Household Trash into 3D Printing Powders

A Connecticut-based company uses household waste to make polymer composite powders and granules for 3D printing and other manufacturing processes. Under the motto “giving new life to the building blocks…

WASP’s Clay 3D Printing Tech Enables Climate Cooling Designs

For several years, Italian 3D printer manufacturer WASP has made its printers available on campuses across the world, giving students access to the same tools as world-class architectural firms. Now,…

Austria Achieves First with Ceramic 3D Printed Jaw Implant by Lithoz

Surgeons at Austria’s Kepler University Hospital have successfully implanted a 3D printed ceramic jaw in a patient, marking the first use of ceramic material in this type of procedure. While…

The US Air Force: Kings of 3D Printing

The US Air Force is currently one of the largest funding bodies in 3D printing. The amount of work that the Air Force is doing in 3D printing is simply…

Prusa Research to Build 3D Printers in the US

Prusa Research is set to establish the manufacturing of both filaments and 3D printers in the US. This move will enable it to cater to the US market more effectively…

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Inside the $5M Shapeways Deal that Never Happened

As Shapeways (Nasdaq: SHPW) headed toward bankruptcy, there were red flags for observers. In addition to the dropping stock price, the company’s regular financial reports showed numerous signs of a…

Shapeways Executives Resign as 3D Printing Service Files for Bankruptcy

One of the original 3D printing service bureaus, Shapeways (Nasdaq: SHPW), has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This filing follows the company’s exploration of strategic alternatives to address its financial…

BASF Spins out 3D Printing Business Forward AM — Analysis

BASF is spinning out its Forward AM 3D printing materials unit. Current CEO Martin Back will lead a management buyout of the firm, which will include the Sculpteo business and…

Woodside and Titomic Deploy Cold Spray 3D Printer to Offshore Gas Platform

Woodside Energy (ASX: WDS) is collaborating with cold spray solution pioneer Titomic (ASX: TTT) to deploy the Titomic D523 System at an offshore gas platform near Karratha, Western Australia. This…

3DPOD Episode 205: 3D Printing IP with Meggan Duffy, Marshall Gerstein

In this episode of the 3DPOD, we take a deep dive into IP, patents, and more with Meggan Duffy, Partner at Marshall Gerstein. As an entrepreneur our co-host Max is…

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Nano Dimension to Buy Desktop Metal

With rumors swirling around consolidation, Nano Dimension (Nasdaq: NNDM) today has announced that it will acquire Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM). The new company will have revenues of $246 million. The…

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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…

3DPrint.com Investigates: 3D Printed Gun Arrests in 2024 Steady, Yet Lower than 2023

Last year, 3DPrint.com reported a significant rise in arrests related to 3D printed guns, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. By mid-2024, 64 arrests have already been…

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Alquist 3D Learns Some Lessons for the Construction 3D Printing Industry

The demolition of a home 3D printed by Alquist 3D spread like wildfire when it was reported last winter. While many took the opportunity to express their skepticism over additive…