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3D Printing News Briefs, April 20, 2022: Funding, Spare Parts, & More

Additive Marking has reported a successful investment round, while PharmE3D Labs received federal funding for 3D printed contraception research. This starts off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then we’ll…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 16, 2022: Business, Medicine, & More

We’re starting with business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as Mantle recently announced three collaborations, Stratasys is strengthening its infrastructure in France with a partnership and e-store, and the…

World Economic Forum Predicts Mass 3D Printing within 10 Years

A new free-to-download white paper from the World Economic Forum (WEF) predicts widespread, mass production of 3D printed industrial parts in the next decade and highlights the relationship between the…

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Design for Disruption: 3D Printed Spares and MRO

If we want to make millions of parts or make millions from parts, we will have to disrupt existing production with additive manufacturing (AM). In order to do that, we…

3D Printing Formnext Announcements: Replique, Nexa3D, XJet, FLam3D & Brainport Eindhoven

We’re still a week away from the main event in Frankfurt, but we’re hearing more and more Formnext announcements every day. The Formnext 2021: AM live and in color exhibition,…

The 3D Printed Eternal Spare Part is a Quantum Leap in Supply Chain Management

A new partnership has formed between one of Germany’s leading makers of gardening equipment and patio furniture, Siena Garden, and Replique, a division of BASF, based on a project to…

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BASF’s Replique and Miele Partner for 3D Printed Spare Parts & Accessories

BASF’s Replique is a service that partners 3D printing services with clients for the making of 3D printed spare parts. The service just announced that it is to partner with…

Kawasaki’s 3D Printed Spare Part Flown to Ship via Drone

One of the few businesses tackling the world of maritime 3D printing is Wilhelmsen, one of the largest businesses in the maritime sector, along with its partners, such as steel…

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BASF’s Replique Wants to 3D Print All of Your Spare Parts

Coming out of BASF’s Chemovator business incubator is Replique. The German company is offering a solution to enable the on-demand manufacturing of spare parts. Not only could Replique’s concept be…

SPEE3D Continues Global Expansion by Installing Metal 3D Printer in El Salvador

Australia-based company SPEE3D develops and supplies high-speed metal AM solutions (hence the name) that use its patented cold spray-based Supersonic 3D Deposition additive manufacturing technology (SP3D). First the company successfully deployed…

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Dutch Navy Invests in INTAMSYS 3D Printers for On-demand Spare Parts

3D printing is becoming an increasingly key technology for the Dutch Navy. By printing parts onboard frigates, they will be less dependent on complex logistics operations. The latest development is…

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Igus’s 3D Printed Sensors Enable Smart Parts that Signal Wear and Fatigue

igus, provider of specialized polymer components and material solutions, has announced that its researchers have developed a method of printing sensors into tribo-components such that they signal need for a…

NASA Refines Space Station Urine Recycling with 3D Printing

While additive manufacturing (AM) on Earth advances, so too do the possibilities in space. We have yet to see the 3D printers aboard the International Space Station (ISS) save the…

Australian Army Deploys WarpSPEE3D Metal 3D Printer in Second Field Test

In February of 2020, the Australian Army announced a $1.5 million investment in Darwin- and Melbourne-based additive manufacturing company SPEE3D. The company worked with previous partners Charles Darwin University (CDU)…

The Brittle Spear Part III: Digital Kintsugi and 3D Printed Spare Parts

In this series, previously we looked at how we’re creating a system designed to spit out less able things and that these things may be better but will be less…

Mathematical Model Determines Which Spare Parts Should or Should Not be 3D Printed

A major potential AM application for many industries is using the technology to fabricate spare parts on-demand in an effort to get rid of warehouses that are stocked full of…

POLYLINE Project: Developing Digital Production Line for 3D Printing Spare & Series Automotive Parts

Because 3D printing can ensure complex structures and geometry, mass production of individualized products seems closer than ever. But, since standards are somewhat lacking across process chains, and automated levels…

Additive Industries & ArcelorMittal Using MetalFAB1 3D Printer to Make Spare Steel Parts

One of the world’s leading steel and mining companies, ArcelorMittal, is partnering with Dutch company Additive Industries to investigate the use of metal 3D printing to make large spare parts…

Siemens Mobility Extends Spare Parts 3D Printing Program to Russia’s High-Speed Rail

The railway industry is one of the more exciting fields to watch the adoption of additive manufacturing, as various companies begin deploying the technology for use in the production of…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 5, 2019

We’ve got some formnext announcements to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – atum3D is introducing its newest DLP 3D printer, while Incus GmbH plans to launch its new…

Daimler Buses Relies on DyeMansion for Color & Texture Quality in 3D Printed Spare Parts

While it took decades for the rest of the world to catch up, a handful of aerospace organizations, automotive industry leaders, and other innovators have continued to enjoy the inside…

3D Printing in Space: Metal Printing in µ‐Gravity Shows Promise

3D printing in micro gravity is garnering growing interest from scientists and aerospace engineers—and especially as such activity grows at the International Space Station. German and French researchers explore the…