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Altana Acquires TLS Technik and AMT to Make Metal 3D Printing Powder

Following the trend of acquisitions in the 3D printing industry by chemicals and materials companies, Altana AG, the Germany-based specialty chemicals group, has acquired Germany-based TLS Technik, and Aluminium Materials…

SLM Solutions Webinar: “We Want to Give our Customers the Freedom to Innovate”

A new webinar series by 3D metal printer manufacturer SLM Solutions showcases its system’s ability to empower customers to grow in the ever-evolving additive manufacturing (AM) marketplace. For many 3D…

Metal 3D Printing Research: Using the Discrete Element Method to Study Powder Spreading

In the recently published ‘A DEM study of powder spreading in additive layer manufacturing,’ authors Yahia M. Fouda and Andrew E. Bayly performed discrete element method simulations to study additive manufacturing applications using titanium alloy (Ti6AlV4)…

Sandvik and Renishaw Qualifying New 3D Printing Materials for Production Applications

Founded in 1862, Swedish company Sandvik has been investing in metal 3D printing since 2013, working to increase its focus on the technology and grow its presence in the industry….

Equispheres’ Aluminum Alloy Powders Can Be Used in Binder Jet 3D Printing Process

Last summer, Lockheed Martin invested $5 million, under the Industrial Regional Benefits (IRB) and Industrial Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy, in Canadian materials science company Equispheres. This company focuses on engineering and…

Researchers Examine Effects of Gas Chemistry in Laser-based Powder Bed Fusion

In ‘Influence of atmosphere on microstructure and nitrogen content in AISI 316L fabricated by laserbased powder bed fusion,’ the researchers take on the challenge of creating parts via laser‐based powder bed fusion (L-PBF)…

Interview With SmarTech’s Scott Dunham on the Additive Manufacturing Metal Powders Research

For the past five years, Scott Dunham has been preparing the Additive Manufacturing with Metal Powders Report for SmarTech. SmarTech, part-owned by 3DPrint.com, is the only analysis and research firm…

Wisconsin: Zero Barrier Labs is Trying to Make Metal 3D Printing 17 Times Cheaper

While many companies are keenly interested in the advances 3D printing is encouraging today—along with additive manufacturing processes making use of a variety of different metal powders to create strong,…

A3DM Technologies and GPA Innova Advancing Post-Processing of Metal 3D Printed Parts with Unique Process

Vermont-based A3DM Technologies, which has long contributed to multiple commercial 3D printing production processes, and GPA Innova, founded in 2015 in Barcelona, recently entered into a collaborative research and development agreement…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 16, 2019

We’ve got business, events, software, and materials news for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. MELD has introduced a new operator training course, and Protolabs is launching a range…

Sandvik Showcased Customer Use Cases at formnext, Continues to Invest in Metal 3D Printing

Global engineering group Sandvik has been investing in a wide range of 3D printing process technologies for metal components for years, with experience in 3D printing metals such as titanium alloys,…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 24, 2018

Starting out with education and moving on to medical and business news…buckle your seat belts, it’s time for this week’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs! Keith Moore, the…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 10, 2018

It’s business news as usual to kick things off in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then we’re moving on to a little medical and metal 3D printing news, followed…

LPW Technology’s Case Study Illustrates Cost-Effectiveness of Reusing Metal 3D Printing Powder

UK-based metal 3D printing powder company LPW Technology is on a mission to add high quality to AM processes with its well-defined powders and services, and increase adoption of metal 3D…

New Study Shows that SLM 3D Printing Has High Potential for Fabricating Metallic Glass Components

Metallic glass, also known as amorphous metal, was first introduced in the early 1960s, and since then, it seems that everyone wants in on the action. The material is valued for…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 8, 2018

It’s all business for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with an investment, a partnership, and a new facility. Lockheed Martin has invested $5 million in a Canadian materials science…

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SME Hosting Additive Manufacturing Applications Seminar in Pittsburgh

SME, the nonprofit organization responsible for many great manufacturing industry events, such as SOUTH-TEC, WESTEC, and the annual RAPID + TCT exhibit and conference, does its part to support 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 11, 2018

We’re bringing you the business first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to a car update and metal 3D printing news. The ExOne company has released…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 8, 2018

We’re starting with business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to materials news. Nano Dimension has named a technology veteran to be its Chief Technology Officer,…

Formalloy Introduces New X-series LMD Metal 3D Printer at RAPID + TCT

At this past week’s RAPID + TCT conference in Texas, California-based Formalloy highlighted its metal 3D printing technology. Formalloy has only been around since the beginning of 2016, but in those 2.5…

NanoSteel Wins RAPID + TCT Innovation Auditions for 3D Printing Tool Steel for Powder Bed Fusion

Metal 3D printing is gaining momentum, as technology continues to advance for making strong, solid parts with unique geometries for a wide variety of applications, ranging from medical and aerospace…

Aurora Labs Announces Further Progress on Metal 3D Printing Powder Production System

Earlier this month, Australian metal 3D printing company Aurora Labs announced that the building and testing of its Powder Production Unit (PPU) proof of concept had been completed. Once the process is proven,…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 20, 2018

For today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, which falls on the first day of spring (though it doesn’t feel like it here), we’ve got lots of software and material…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 16, 2018

Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day, so to kick things off on today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about beer, though it’s not green – Ripples is using 3D printing…