additive manufacturing

Researchers on Schedule to 3D Print First Induction Motor by The End of 2015

Since we can already 3D print pasta, chocolate, watches, and prosthetics, the next frontier for the technology is the ability to print a 30 kW induction motor. The inside of…

Two-thirds of Top 100 Manufacturing Companies Already Use 3D Printing Says PWC Survey

Whether experimenting, prototyping, or producing final products, manufacturers are jumping ever faster into the world of 3D printing.  By 2013, more leading manufacturing companies than not were using 3D printing…

Insuring 3D Printing, An Industry About to Expand?

Insurance companies are beginning to realize that there is something to additive manufacturing. It’s all tied up in something that insurers call “risk,” meaning the potential for the loss of…

3D Printed Electronics Move Forward as Optomec Unveils New Aerosol Jet 5X System

Some of the most exciting future applications for 3D printing involve the high precision fabrication of integrated electronics within objects. Imagine being able to 3D print an entire electronic device,…

Tarsus to Launch ‘Industrial Print Expo’ in Monterrey, Mexico Early Next Year

In 2015, Mexico will host its first tradeshow dedicated exclusively to industrial printing in the realm of manufacturing. As the potential of 3D printing becomes increasingly obvious, its footprint is…

Researchers Create New Cushioning Material Using 3D Printing Technique

Cushioning or padding are utilized to dampen shock and vibrations, distribute and relieve stress, maintain relative positioning, or mitigate the effect of size variation. The materials that serve these purposes…

First Full 3D Production Center in Canada to Launch Through Burloak

In the next five years, we will see the establishment of Canada’s first full advanced manufacturing and production additive manufacturing center. This facility is being developed as part of a…

GE Considers 3D Printing Turbine Blades for Next Generation Boeing 777X’s GE9X Engines

If one company should be considered the leader within the metal additive manufacturing space, that company should be General Electric. GE has been utilizing laser sintering to 3D print components…

Manufacturing Breakthrough Allows for 3D Printing of Several Different Metals Within One Print

It’s simply amazing how quickly additive manufacturing technology has been progressing. Just a few years ago, laser sintering of metals within the manufacturing industry was a process used by only…

British Government Earmarks £49 Million for Research on 3D Printed Aerospace Technology

One industry in which Britain has been exceptionally strong in is their Aerospace Industry. They have excelled within the field for decades, going all the way back to the 1940’s…

GE Aviation to Invest $50 Million to Bring 3D Printing to Auburn Facility

Auburn, Alabama will soon be the recipient of a great deal of new additive manufacturing equipment and resources thanks to GE Aviation’s plan to introduce 3D printing in high volume….

Billions To Soon Be Invested In 3D Printing Research and Development

We have seen seismic changes within the 3D printing industry these last couple of years. Spurred on by the large scale open source movement, behind a bulk of the FDM…

Aerojet Rocketdyne 3D Prints An Entire Engine in Just Three Parts

It’s often funny to listen to skeptics claim that 3D printing is just a fad, and that it can’t be used for anything meaningful. From a layman’s point of view,…

M.Lab21 to Move Shop Class into the 21st Century with 3D Printing and Scanning Tech

Two hundred high school industrial arts and vocational education programs will be getting an update in the coming years through a pilot initiative introducing the latest additive manufacturing technologies. The…

Music Meets Additive Manufacturing? Klaxons Unveil ‘3D Printed Tour’

There is no shortage of interest in jumping on the 3D printing bandwagon, and the UK band Klaxons are the latest to tap into the hype. The London-based outfit has…

U.S. Army, NASA and Alabama University Team up to Explore the “Game-Changer” of 3D Printing

The U.S. Army and NASA have joined forces with Alabama University to explore the potential of additive manufacturing for use in defense and space exploration. The U.S. Army Aviation and…

Singapore Strengthens Support for 3D Printing with $30 Million Research Center at NTU

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU), one of the two largest Singapore universities, has launched a $30 million research center aimed at developing next generation 3D printers for use in medicine…

Proto Labs Acquires 3D Printing Company FineLine Prototyping Inc.

As the 3D printing market heats up, we are sure to see several key mergers and acquisitions within the space. Consolidation is a natural occurance within any growing industry, and…

Materialise Files For IPO in The United States

Materialise has announced that on Wednesday they filed with the SEC to raise as much as $125 million via an initial public offering.  The company is looking to expand its…

ETH Zurich University Spin-off, Additively, Launches to Help Companies in Realizing Their 3D Printing Goals

Additive manufacturing is changing the world, changing business practices, and saving companies millions of dollars each month around the globe. For some larger companies it’s often easy to integrate 3D…