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VELO3D Goes Public: We Speak to CEO Benny Buller

VELO3D (NYSE: VLD) went public today with the company listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “VLD”. The company merged with JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation…

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Morf3D Invests in 12-Laser Metal 3D Printer from SLM Solutions

Nikon subsidiary Morf3D, a service company with a focus on aerospace parts, will purchase two SLM 500 systems and one NXG XII 600 from SLM Solutions. This is a serious…

Hug the Panda, Part 6: What China Needs to Make a Jet Engine

Of all the things in the world, there are probably only three things that China can not make: wide-body commercial aircraft, world class aero engines, and latest generation EUV chip…

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United Airlines to Buy 15 Supersonic Jets from Boom Supersonic

In a surprising development, United Airlines, the third largest airline in the world, has signed a commercial agreement with Boom Supersonic to purchase 15 of the startup’s Overture aircraft, with…

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Saab Test Flies 3D Printed Replacement Part for Gripen Fighter Jet

While 3D printed spares are seeing increasing use in rail transport, it is now seeing deployment in an even more high-performance application: the repair of fighter jets. Swedish military firm…

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De-Hyper: The US Military Is Not the Best Innovator in Manufacturing

When the United States entered World War Two in 1942, the planet would change in ways that now seem nearly irreversible. When the dust was settled, not only did the…

Ingersoll 3D Prints Massive Helicopter Blade Tool for Bell Helicopter

Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc. is continuing to demonstrate the applications for the world’s largest polymer 3D printer, the MasterPrint. This time, it 3D printed a 22-foot-long vacuum trim tool used for…

Russian Aluminum Giant Rusal Makes Moves in Metal 3D Printing with New Powders Portfolio

In “The Market for Metal Additive Manufacturing Services: 2020-2029” report by SmarTech Analysis, researchers point out the importance of service bureaus adopting additive manufacturing to end-user industries. It also describes…

How Sustainable is Metal 3D Printing? AMGTA’s First Report Says “It Depends”

Two months after commissioning the first research project on the environmental sustainability of metal 3D printing, the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), a global trade group created to foster…

Boom Supersonic Unveils XB-1 Airplane with 21 3D Printed Parts

When it comes to tech news, we always have to be wary of new technologies, particularly when they come from startups. We don’t need to remind readers of Theranos and…

Velo3D Lands Largest Metal 3D Printer Order to Date, from Aerospace Customer

Recently, Velo3D received its largest order in company history since its launch commercially in 2018. An existing aerospace customer placed an order worth $20 million for Velo3D’s innovative, industrial metal…

MT Aerospace to 3D Print Large Metal Structures with BeAM Tech DED

Directed energy deposition (DED) technology is increasingly demonstrating the potential for use in 3D printing large-scale metal parts, particularly for the aerospace sector. Now, Germany’s MT Aerospace wants to further…

Pratt & Whitney To 3D Print Aero-engine MRO Component With ST Engineering

The company Pratt & Whitney, which designs, manufactures, services aircraft engines and auxiliary power units, is teaming up with ST Engineering to develop a 3D printed aero-engine component into its…

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3DXTECH Hires Aerospace Manager Tim Spahr from Arkema as it Expands Factory to Begin Manufacturing their Gearbox™ HT2 High-Temp Printer.

As the high-temperature 3D printer market continues to heat up, companies who seek to lead must focus on developing their presence in high-value end-use markets. 3DXTECH, a Michigan-based 3D printing…

Honeywell Aerospace to Qualify VELO3D’s Metal 3D Printing for End Use Parts

The entire aerospace industry has sensed the manufacturing sea change and is integrating 3D printing into production wherever it provides value. Like others, Honeywell Aerospace has been qualifying numerous additive…

CRP Unveils Flame-Retardant Composite SLS Material

CRP Technology has introduced the latest in its line of specialty polymers for selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing. Windform FR2 is the most recent material from the company’s TOP-LINE…

Interview with Scott Sevcik, VP Aerospace Stratasys, on 3D Printing for Aviation and Space

Out of all the possible industries that are deploying more 3D printers, aerospace is probably the most exciting. By reducing the weight of aircraft components, by iterating more, by integrating…

Interview with Justin Finesilver of the 3D Printing Store

This is a brief interview with Justin from the 3D Printing Store. They have been able to leverage 3D printing to service customer needs since 2011. They have a large variety of projects specific to different users and have come a long way.

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Metal Printing with 3D Systems On Demand Services

Metal 3D printing has taken flight in the popular imagination over the past years, but what can businesses do with metal printing today? What kind of parts make sense in…

Raja Sekhar Upputuri of think3D On 3D Printing’s Potential in India

Raja Sekhar Upputuri co-founded think3D with classmate Prudhvi Reddy in 2014. They now have a full-service 3D printing firm that sells hardware, is a 3D printing service bureau, offers 3D scanning…

Students Learn Digital Manufacturing Through Design and 3D Printing of Turbine Blades

In a paper entitled “Application of Additive Manufacturing in Design & Manufacturing Engineering Education,” a pair of researchers from University College Dublin detail how they implemented a program on digital manufacturing…

Air New Zealand to 3D Print Metal Parts For Interiors, MRO and Product Development

Air New Zealand is looking to 3D print parts for aircraft interiors, MRO, product development and tooling. The company is working with Zenith Tecnica which uses Arcam EBM equipment from GE…

Sogeclair Believes 3D Printed Casting Patterns are the Key to the Airplane Door of the Future

Flying can be a sublime experience, especially when the plane’s design has been carefully considered and executed. Despite our human instinct to believe that supremely heavy objects such as planes…