3d metal printing

NAVAIR Has Big Plans for Additive Manufacturing: flight-critical components, explosives & more

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has big plans. Obviously, as the Maryland-based organization provides the US Navy with “full life-cycle support of naval aviation aircraft, weapons and systems operated by Sailors…

Local Motors to 3D Print Cars in 12 Hours, Recycle Old Cars, & Research Printing with Graphene & Metals

When it comes to 3D printing there are few, if any, companies that are making as big of a splash, at least from a media standpoint, as Phoenix, Arizona-based Local Motors. The…

Physicist Sees Laser Beamlet 3D Metal Printer Transforming Speed & Affordability

With the issue of speed being so prevalent a topic in 3D printing, you can put your money on that being something that changes — and soon. As the honeymoon…

Arc 3D Printer Concept Could Print Metal 10x Faster than the Best Available Technology Today

It’s incredible how many different methods of 3D printing have emerged since Chuck Hull’s invention of stereolithography (SLA) back in 1984. In additional to SLA, there is now direct metal…

DIY Metal 3D Printing Coming to Your Garage Soon With No Warping & Easy Removal From Print Bed

Metal printing in 3D has been, and for the most part still is, the bailiwick of brilliant technicians working with the bleeding edge in technology, devices, and materials. We’re talking…

Tanaka to Exhibit World’s First Successful Platinum-Based Metallic Glass Powder for 3D Printers

Tokyo-based Tanaka Holding announced on November 18 that, through Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo, they have become the world’s first company to succeed in the development and formation of platinum-based metallic glass powder for…

Materialise Enhances Concept Laser Metal 3D Printing with New Build Processor

Are you working in metal 3D printing? If you are using technology from Concept Laser, the new build processor from Materialise is going to be making that process even better, simplifying…

Affordable Metal 3D Printing – New Selective Inhibition Sintering (SIS) Process May Be Groundbreaking

We have covered several very interesting methods of affordable 3D metal printing in the past. Although none of them has made it to market as of yet, there is little…

GMASS 3D Printer Filament Combines ABS, Metallic Fillers to Provide Radiation Shielding, Weight & Balance

3D printers are all the more impressive when they’re able to print with higher-tech materials. In the latest innovation on the filament front, today Utah-based Turner MedTech announced their newest development: GMASS…

Sigma Labs Awarded Phase II DARPA Contract with Honeywell Aerospace for Metal 3D Printing Technologies

DARPA (that is, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) was founded in 1958 and maintains a mission to ‘prevent strategic surprise’ from interfering with the security of the US, as…

Researchers Work Together on ‘Metal Goo’ to Improve Metal Use in 3D Printing

Dr. Diran Apelian, a professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts and director of its Metal Processing Institute, is heading up work that could revolutionize the process…

Zecotek Announces Advance in High-Performance Metal Alloy 3D Printing

Zecotek is in the news again, and it’s no surprise given the news they have recently released. Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, President, Chairman, and CEO of the Canadian company Zecotek Photonics,…

3D Systems: A Look Into The Company’s Future Strategies

Last week we briefly touched on 3D Systems’ 2014 Investor & Analyst Day, where they revealed, in more detail, some of the racetrack architecture which will power their recent partnership…