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ORNL Combines 3D Printing and Metal Casting to Create Stronger Components

As the hype over 3D printing begins to die down a bit, expectations of its potential have changed and become more realistic. It’s still going to change manufacturing, and indeed…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 30, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, Gilmour Space Technologies has secured Series A funding to develop its hybrid-engine rockets that use 3D printed fuel, while Oventus Medical signs a manufacturing…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 26, 2017

There’s a lot going on in the 3D printing world this week! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll cover everything from 3D printed clothing to 3D printing materials and 3D…

Rusal and Runaya Metsource Partner to Form New Joint Venture Focused on Advanced Technology Including 3D Printing

A new company will be entering the 3D printing industry in the next year as two companies from India and Russia come together to form an equal joint venture focused…

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Xometry Offers a Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Additive Materials

Additive manufacturing is an effective way to produce both prototype and production parts, often at a fraction of the price and much faster than traditional manufacturing processes.  Xometry’s advanced manufacturing…

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing’s Direct Metal Laser Sintering in the Automotive Spotlight on Jay Leno’s Garage

3D printing leader Stratasys, back in 2014, acquired both Harvest Technologies and Solid Concepts and combined the two with its existing digital manufacturing service business, RedEye, to form a parts-on-demand and…

Collaborative Project Aims to Improve Fuel Efficiency Through 3D Printed Automotive Components

Better fuel-efficient cars are a critical component in the fight for cleaner air, lower fossil fuel consumption, and the slowing of climate change – with the added benefit of drivers…

Sintavia Develops New Process for 3D Printing Aluminum Alloys

In 2015, a new company arrived in the additive manufacturing industry. Sintavia, based in Florida, entered the market as a specialist in metal 3D printing technology, just as metal 3D…

$60 Million Arconic Facility for Metal 3D Printing to Open at Alcoa Technology Center

There are certainly plenty of newcomers to the 3D printing industry; after all, most consider 3D printing to be a newcomer in itself when compared to the history of the…

i.materialise Unveils Their Latest Metal-Based 3D Printing Material: Aluminum

When they’re not busy 3D printing components for lawnmowers or teaching their consumers how to optimize their jewelry design, the Belgium-based 3D printing service bureau i.materialise is usually enhancing and…

The 3D Printing Materials Market is Expected to Expand Significantly in the Next Four Years

Conventional wisdom would suggest that the 3D printing materials market is going to be directly tied to the 3D printing hardware market. As the rate of 3D printers sold every…

Cellular Level Design in 3D Printed Aluminum Chair from Joris Laarman

Playing with ideas is an important way of developing them to their full potential and at Joris Laarman Lab, that’s a central activity of their daily practice. And now its…

Shapeways Introduces Their Newest 3D Printing Material – Aluminum!

While FDM printing has been very advantageous to designers prototyping products it isn’t always up to the task of creating really refined products for sale. Though it is exciting to…

Shapeways Launches Pilots Hub & New Pilot Materials — Aluminum, Black Nylon & More

If you 3D print you know how important materials are. As I always like to say, it’s the stuff that stuff is made of. Shapeways knows this well, which is…

RepRapper Tech Offering Aluminum PLA 3D Printing Filament

Materials innovations for 3D printing are coming hot and heavy lately. From exotic metal powders to a host of formulations from PEEK to copper, getting the look, strength, and surface finish…

Aluminum & Steel 3D Printer Filaments On Their Way — Sinterhard Launches Kickstarter Campaign

The Sinterhard team, based in Massachusetts, is a mid-sized group of engineers of nearly every type, from software engineers to electrical engineers. Headed up by Bill Novacs, who holds a…

Eurostar E3000 Satellite Project Features First Space-Qualified 3D Printed Aluminum Part

The Eurostar E3000 is a generic satellite model often used for commercial and military communications. Manufactured by Astrium, the system uses a bi-propellant chemical propulsion system and an optional plasma…

Reindeer 3D Printed from Aluminum ‘Santa’ Superalloy for Christmas

Author Washington Irving once wrote about St. Nicholas “riding over the tops of the trees, in that self-same wagon wherein he brings his yearly presents to children.” But any mention…

3D Printed Aluminum Lattice Cube Weighs Just 3.9g & Holds up to 900lbs (408kg) – Over 100,000 Times Its Weight!

When it comes to lightweight materials that provide superior strength, there are only a handful of options to choose from. One example would be carbon fiber, which is used in…