3d printed titanium

Prodways Group’s RAF 3D Printing Technology to Arrive at Nexteam Group Facility

Prodways Group’s RAF 3D Printing Technology to Arrive at Nexteam Group Facility

Rapid Additive Forging (RAF) technology was introduced last year by Prodways Group as a fast, robotic 3D printing method used to print large metal components, particularly titanium. It takes some time to really get a new 3D printing technology off the ground, but RAF is making progress, as Prodways has announced the installation of the first […]

Rapid Additive Forging (RAF) technology was introduced last year by Prodways Group as a fast, robotic 3D printing method used to print large metal components, particularly titanium. It takes some time to really get a new 3D printing technology off the ground, but RAF...
3D Printing Helped Chinese Team Win Gold at 2018 Winter Olympics

3D Printing Helped Chinese Team Win Gold at 2018 Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics have wrapped up, and like their immediate predecessor, the 2016 Summer Olympics, this year’s Games had a very active participant in 3D printing. The technology made an appearance in the biathlon, the luge, and more – and it even helped one athlete to win the gold. Chinese speed skater Daijing Wu […]

The 2018 Winter Olympics have wrapped up, and like their immediate predecessor, the 2016 Summer Olympics, this year’s Games had a very active participant in 3D printing. The technology made an appearance in the biathlon, the luge, and more – and it even...
Renishaw Works With University Hospital of Wales to 3D Print Guides & Mandibular Implant for Cancer Patient

Renishaw Works With University Hospital of Wales to 3D Print Guides & Mandibular Implant for Cancer Patient

Founded in 1973, Renishaw is headquartered in the UK with offices around the world. Although the engineering and scientific technology firm specializes in metrology, they have been the power behind some remarkable 3D printing projects—from creating an orbital implant for a surgery in Nepal to 3D printing parts for the Land Rover BAR yacht competing […]

Founded in 1973, Renishaw is headquartered in the UK with offices around the world. Although the engineering and scientific technology firm specializes in metrology, they have been the power behind some remarkable 3D printing projects—from creating an orbital implant...
Bugatti Reveals World’s Largest 3D Printed Functional Titanium Component in New Brake Caliper

Bugatti Reveals World’s Largest 3D Printed Functional Titanium Component in New Brake Caliper

The automotive world has seen growing interest in 3D printing, with manufacturers using the technology both for prototyping and end-use parts. The latest manufacturer to take a leap with 3D printing is Bugatti, maker of the Veyron and Chiron super cars. Its new eight-piston monobloc brake caliper has a long list of distinctions – it’s […]

The automotive world has seen growing interest in 3D printing, with manufacturers using the technology both for prototyping and end-use parts. The latest manufacturer to take a leap with 3D printing is Bugatti, maker of the Veyron and Chiron super cars. Its new...
Hybrid Meta-Biomaterials Used to Make Better, Longer-Lasting 3D Printed Hip Implants

Hybrid Meta-Biomaterials Used to Make Better, Longer-Lasting 3D Printed Hip Implants

3D printing is increasingly seeing applications using biomaterials and metamaterials – and now with a new meta-biomaterial. A team of researchers from TU Delft developed the hybrid materials – essentially the biomedical variant of metamaterials – which promote bone growth and can help increase the lifespan of 3D printed hip implants. According to the university, the number of […]

3D printing is increasingly seeing applications using biomaterials and metamaterials – and now with a new meta-biomaterial. A team of researchers from TU Delft developed the hybrid materials – essentially the biomedical variant of metamaterials –...
3D Systems and K2M Group Holdings Join Capabilities to Collaborate on 3D Printed Implants

3D Systems and K2M Group Holdings Join Capabilities to Collaborate on 3D Printed Implants

This winter, K2M Group Holdings, the first top spine company to market a 3D printed titanium interbody device, announced that it had entered into a comprehensive development agreement with 3D Systems; the two also set up a separate supply agreement for K2M’s CASCADIA TL Interbody System, which features its Lamellar 3D Titanium technology. Now, in an effort to […]

This winter, K2M Group Holdings, the first top spine company to market a 3D printed titanium interbody device, announced that it had entered into a comprehensive development agreement with 3D Systems; the two also set up a separate supply agreement for...
Metal 3D Printing Without Limits: Titomic Introduces New Titomic Kinetic Fusion Process

Metal 3D Printing Without Limits: Titomic Introduces New Titomic Kinetic Fusion Process

Cold spray is a technique that is commonly used for metal coatings or repairs. It involves metal powder fed at high pressure through a nozzle and into a heated nitrogen or helium gas stream, where it’s fired at the surface of the part to be coated or repaired. The pressure and the gas give supersonic […]

Cold spray is a technique that is commonly used for metal coatings or repairs. It involves metal powder fed at high pressure through a nozzle and into a heated nitrogen or helium gas stream, where it’s fired at the surface of the part to be coated or repaired....
Hinckley Creates Its Lightest, First Fully Electric Luxury Yacht with Fake Wood and 3D Printed Titanium Components

Hinckley Creates Its Lightest, First Fully Electric Luxury Yacht with Fake Wood and 3D Printed Titanium Components

From sailboats and submarines to yachts, 3D printing technology has been used numerous times to make components for boats and ships. This week, Rhode Island-based yacht builder Hinckley Co., which has been in the yacht business since 1928, introduced the boating world to Dasher, its first fully electric vessel, at the 47th Newport International Boat […]

From sailboats and submarines to yachts, 3D printing technology has been used numerous times to make components for boats and ships. This week, Rhode Island-based yacht builder Hinckley Co., which has been in the yacht business since 1928, introduced the boating world...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 22, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 22, 2017

We’re talking about everything from business and 3D printing materials to outer space in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Using a new digital platform, thyssenkrupp has connected all of the machines in its materials division, and a German medical manufacturer has acquired an extensive patent portfolio for 3D printed expandable spinal fusion cages. An Australian cyclist […]

We’re talking about everything from business and 3D printing materials to outer space in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Using a new digital platform, thyssenkrupp has connected all of the machines in its materials division, and a German medical...
FDA (510)k Clearance Awarded to 3D Printed Medical Implants from Camber Spine Technologies and Renovis Surgical Technologies

FDA (510)k Clearance Awarded to 3D Printed Medical Implants from Camber Spine Technologies and Renovis Surgical Technologies

Following in the recent footsteps of SI-BONE’s iFuse-3D Implant and Cellular Titanium spinal implants by EIT, two more medical device companies have announced this week that they have received the all-important (510)k clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 3D printed titanium spinal implants. This stamp of approval is increasingly important, especially as 3D […]

Following in the recent footsteps of SI-BONE’s iFuse-3D Implant and Cellular Titanium spinal implants by EIT, two more medical device companies have announced this week that they have received the all-important (510)k clearance from the US Food and Drug...
EIT’s 3D Printed Cellular Titanium Spinal Implants Receive FDA Clearance

EIT’s 3D Printed Cellular Titanium Spinal Implants Receive FDA Clearance

3D printing has brought advancements to the medical industry across the board, but one area that has been especially affected is the treatment of spinal conditions. 3D printing has allowed for the fabrication of spinal implants that are precisely designed to fit each individual patient’s anatomy, which often means successful surgical outcomes where previously there […]

3D printing has brought advancements to the medical industry across the board, but one area that has been especially affected is the treatment of spinal conditions. 3D printing has allowed for the fabrication of spinal implants that are precisely designed to fit each...
A Closer Look at Sonova’s 3D Printed Titanium Hearing Aids

A Closer Look at Sonova’s 3D Printed Titanium Hearing Aids

Most industries have been touched by 3D printing in one way or another, but few have been affected as much as the hearing aid manufacturing industry. The entire industry turned to 3D printing several years ago after global company Phonak began using the technology in the production of its hearing aids. Phonak, owned by Sonova, had […]

Most industries have been touched by 3D printing in one way or another, but few have been affected as much as the hearing aid manufacturing industry. The entire industry turned to 3D printing several years ago after global company Phonak began using the technology in...
ATI Partners with GE Aviation to Develop Meltless Titanium Alloys for 3D Printing

ATI Partners with GE Aviation to Develop Meltless Titanium Alloys for 3D Printing

Every metal used in manufacturing, and 3D printing in particular, has its unique benefits, but titanium is an especially popular material for a number of reasons. It’s the go-to metal for medical implants, thanks to its strength, light weight, corrosion resistance and biocompatibility, and those characteristics (minus the biocompatibility) also make it a highly desirable […]

Every metal used in manufacturing, and 3D printing in particular, has its unique benefits, but titanium is an especially popular material for a number of reasons. It’s the go-to metal for medical implants, thanks to its strength, light weight, corrosion...
InMotion Electric Race Car Hits the Track for a Record-Breaking Run with Materialise and 3D Printed Titanium Y-Joints

InMotion Electric Race Car Hits the Track for a Record-Breaking Run with Materialise and 3D Printed Titanium Y-Joints

One area that we’ve witnessed really speeding up its use of 3D printing technology is on the racetrack, with big names like Nissan Motorsports, BMW, and McLaren Racing all racing to find customized, 3D printed solutions. Last summer, Materialise helped a student team from Hochscule Emden/Leer design and 3D print the frame for its screwdriver-powered car, and […]

One area that we’ve witnessed really speeding up its use of 3D printing technology is on the racetrack, with big names like Nissan Motorsports, BMW, and McLaren Racing all racing to find customized, 3D printed solutions. Last summer, Materialise helped a student...
3D Printing Partnerships Dominate News from Norsk Titanium

3D Printing Partnerships Dominate News from Norsk Titanium

There are few companies that have been busier lately than Norsk Titanium. In the last few days, the additive manufacturing company and creator of Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) technology made a slew of announcements, most of them relating to partnerships advancing the use of RPD technology in the aerospace and other industries. Let’s take a […]

There are few companies that have been busier lately than Norsk Titanium. In the last few days, the additive manufacturing company and creator of Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) technology made a slew of announcements, most of them relating to partnerships advancing the...
Materialise Uses Advanced Visualization and 3D Printed Surgical Guides in Successful Reconstructive Jaw Surgery

Materialise Uses Advanced Visualization and 3D Printed Surgical Guides in Successful Reconstructive Jaw Surgery

Imagine you’re at the dentist’s office, having a routine cleaning and checkup, and the dental hygienist finds a tumor in your mouth. It sounds like a bad dream, but it was reality for Tommy Innes, a Newcastle United football fan and an electrician for the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle, with the UK’s National […]

Imagine you’re at the dentist’s office, having a routine cleaning and checkup, and the dental hygienist finds a tumor in your mouth. It sounds like a bad dream, but it was reality for Tommy Innes, a Newcastle United football fan and an electrician for the...
Norsk Titanium Produces First FAA-Approved 3D Printed Structural Titanium Commercial Airplane Components for Boeing Dreamliner

Norsk Titanium Produces First FAA-Approved 3D Printed Structural Titanium Commercial Airplane Components for Boeing Dreamliner

When a company develops a unique technology, it’s understandable that they should want to keep it closely guarded, particularly in this digital era. Norsk Titanium has been developing their Rapid Plasma Deposition 3D printing technology for 10 years, but they only allowed people outside the company to learn how the process works a little over […]

When a company develops a unique technology, it’s understandable that they should want to keep it closely guarded, particularly in this digital era. Norsk Titanium has been developing their Rapid Plasma Deposition 3D printing technology for 10 years, but they...
KLS Martin Group Uses LaserCUSING to 3D Print Patient-Specific Craniomaxillofacial Surgical Implants and Systems

KLS Martin Group Uses LaserCUSING to 3D Print Patient-Specific Craniomaxillofacial Surgical Implants and Systems

Imagine looking in the mirror and not recognizing yourself…this can be an unfortunate reality for people with severe craniomaxillofacial (CMF) deformities or traumas. In addition to having one or more of their five senses not working properly, affected people can also be ridiculed or even shunned by the people around them; on top of the […]

Imagine looking in the mirror and not recognizing yourself…this can be an unfortunate reality for people with severe craniomaxillofacial (CMF) deformities or traumas. In addition to having one or more of their five senses not working properly, affected people...
Space Systems Loral Launches a New Satellite and a New Era of Manufacturing With Partially 3D Printed JCSAT-110A

Space Systems Loral Launches a New Satellite and a New Era of Manufacturing With Partially 3D Printed JCSAT-110A

JCSAT-110A, formerly known as JCSAT-15, was launched into space in December 2016 at the request of Japan’s SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, a leading satellite operator responsible for most of the country’s paid broadcasting and satellite communication services. The original JCSAT-110 was getting old, so the new satellite was designed to replace it and is expected […]

JCSAT-110A, formerly known as JCSAT-15, was launched into space in December 2016 at the request of Japan’s SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, a leading satellite operator responsible for most of the country’s paid broadcasting and satellite communication...
For the First Time in India, 3D Printed Titanium Vertebrae Restore a Woman’s Damaged Spine

For the First Time in India, 3D Printed Titanium Vertebrae Restore a Woman’s Damaged Spine

Most people know tuberculosis as a disease of the lungs, but that’s not always the case. For a 32-year-old woman in India, the disease manifested in her spine – in 10 different vertebrae, thanks to a lowered immune system caused by drugs she was taking for infertility. Her condition deteriorated quickly; the disease caused such […]

Most people know tuberculosis as a disease of the lungs, but that’s not always the case. For a 32-year-old woman in India, the disease manifested in her spine – in 10 different vertebrae, thanks to a lowered immune system caused by drugs she was taking for...
Aurora Labs Ships First 3D Printer in the S-Titanium Line, is Top IPO on ASX

Aurora Labs Ships First 3D Printer in the S-Titanium Line, is Top IPO on ASX

Although metal 3D printers are still quite expensive, the technology has significantly gone down in cost over the past couple of years. Not long ago, metal printers were largely unaffordable for all but the largest companies, but that’s changed as the technology continues to evolve and become more accessible. Now metal 3D printing is one […]

Although metal 3D printers are still quite expensive, the technology has significantly gone down in cost over the past couple of years. Not long ago, metal printers were largely unaffordable for all but the largest companies, but that’s changed as the technology...
3D Technology Enhances Healthcare Opportunities — A Few Questions For: 3D Systems

3D Technology Enhances Healthcare Opportunities — A Few Questions For: 3D Systems

On Monday’s visit to 3D Systems, I gained insights into the company’s approach to high-tech healthcare. The company’s dedicated Healthcare Technology Center in Littleton, Colorado, one of three such facilities around the world, houses a wealth of technology and brain power all focused toward this key vertical. While the business side of this operation is […]

On Monday’s visit to 3D Systems, I gained insights into the company’s approach to high-tech healthcare. The company’s dedicated Healthcare Technology Center in Littleton, Colorado, one of three such facilities around the world, houses a wealth of...
InfraTrac Successfully Applies Anti-Counterfeit Technology to 3D Printed Metal Parts

InfraTrac Successfully Applies Anti-Counterfeit Technology to 3D Printed Metal Parts

One of the most nagging concerns that plagues the 3D printing industry is that of intellectual property protection. Not only have there been plenty of issues surrounding the theft of designs and models posted online by individual makers, but large corporations also worry about the potential for 3D printing-savvy people to print counterfeit parts. It’s […]

One of the most nagging concerns that plagues the 3D printing industry is that of intellectual property protection. Not only have there been plenty of issues surrounding the theft of designs and models posted online by individual makers, but large corporations also...
Oerlikon: Swiss Company Announces Advanced Materials Facility in Michigan

Oerlikon: Swiss Company Announces Advanced Materials Facility in Michigan

It’s no surprise anymore that the fastest-growing sector in additive manufacturing revolves around metals. 3D printed metal offers incredible opportunity and benefits from waste and cost reduction to lightweight and complex structures that simply are not possible via traditional subtractive manufacturing methods. Metal AM technology is taking over, with new 3D printers and new materials […]

It’s no surprise anymore that the fastest-growing sector in additive manufacturing revolves around metals. 3D printed metal offers incredible opportunity and benefits from waste and cost reduction to lightweight and complex structures that simply are not...
3D Printed Titanium Garmin Cycle Mount Allows for Hands-Off Info While Traveling

3D Printed Titanium Garmin Cycle Mount Allows for Hands-Off Info While Traveling

Today it seems everywhere we turn, titanium is being used in place of conventional materials—and 3D printing is being employed over traditional processes. And as we delve further, printing with metal is key for many companies now exploring new ways to make customized components that are stronger and able to hold up to the elements […]

Today it seems everywhere we turn, titanium is being used in place of conventional materials—and 3D printing is being employed over traditional processes. And as we delve further, printing with metal is key for many companies now exploring new ways to make customized...
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