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3D Systems' Figure 4 3D Printing Technology Selected for Air Force Research

3D Systems' Figure 4 3D Printing Technology Selected for Air Force Research

This week at the RAPID + TCT show, 3D Systems showcased its advanced Figure 4 technology and made a big announcement: Figure 4 has been selected for Air Force-sponsored research focused on integrating high-speed 3D printing into the aircraft maintenance supply chain. The initiative is being led by the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and […]

This week at the RAPID + TCT show, 3D Systems showcased its advanced Figure 4 technology and made a big announcement: Figure 4 has been selected for Air Force-sponsored research focused on integrating high-speed 3D printing into the aircraft maintenance supply chain....
America Makes and ANSI Release New Draft Version of 3D Printing Standardization Roadmap for Comment and Review

America Makes and ANSI Release New Draft Version of 3D Printing Standardization Roadmap for Comment and Review

Two years ago, America Makes, the national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3D printing driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), began working with the private non-profit American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop standards and specifications for the quickly growing 3D printing industry. The two organizations formed the America Makes and ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative […]

Two years ago, America Makes, the national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3D printing driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), began working with the private non-profit American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to...
America Makes Hosts 3D Printing-Centered Field Trip for National Defense University

America Makes Hosts 3D Printing-Centered Field Trip for National Defense University

School field trips are always an exciting time, apart from the occasional dud such as a trip I once took in fourth grade where the bus broke down at the halfway point and we spent all day contemplating the wonders of the side of the road until another bus picked us up and took us […]

School field trips are always an exciting time, apart from the occasional dud such as a trip I once took in fourth grade where the bus broke down at the halfway point and we spent all day contemplating the wonders of the side of the road until another bus picked us up...
How Do We Make Better Decisions in 3D Technologies? ITEAM has the Answer

How Do We Make Better Decisions in 3D Technologies? ITEAM has the Answer

While much potential exists for additive manufacturing technology, there are barriers to success and greater adoption. Deeper knowledge and understanding of the various additive manufacturing processes is needed to make the best decisions and to answer the key questions: “Can I print it?” and “Should I print it?”. Using additive manufacturing technology and maximizing its […]

While much potential exists for additive manufacturing technology, there are barriers to success and greater adoption. Deeper knowledge and understanding of the various additive manufacturing processes is needed to make the best decisions and to answer the key...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 2, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 2, 2018

We’ve got a lot of business announcements for you today in 3D Printing News Briefs, plus some news about software and materials, so let’s dive right in. First, BASF 3D Printing Solutions has announced a restructure, and America Makes is joining other companies to collaborate on the upcoming sixth annual DigiFabCon. Sigma Labs released the […]

We’ve got a lot of business announcements for you today in 3D Printing News Briefs, plus some news about software and materials, so let’s dive right in. First, BASF 3D Printing Solutions has announced a restructure, and America Makes is joining other...
YSU Research Foundation Partners with Israeli Tech Startup to Combine AI and 3D Printing Technology

YSU Research Foundation Partners with Israeli Tech Startup to Combine AI and 3D Printing Technology

Last winter, a delegation from Youngstown, Ohio traveled to Israel with the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. Members of the delegation included Youngstown native Barak Rabinowitz, who manages the venture capital fund that runs The Junction business accelerator; CEO of the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) Barb Ewing; President of Youngstown State University Jim Tressel; and Brett Conner, YSU’s Director of Advanced Manufacturing and […]

Last winter, a delegation from Youngstown, Ohio traveled to Israel with the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. Members of the delegation included Youngstown native Barak Rabinowitz, who manages the venture capital fund that runs The Junction business accelerator; CEO...
Around the World in 3D Printing: Second Half 2017

Around the World in 3D Printing: Second Half 2017

3D printing, we’ll say lightly, keeps us busy. This young industry is vibrant with activity — and to better understand the happenings, we’re frequently taking off around the globe to talk to those making it happen and see the latest innovations first-hand. While 2016 was a banner year for 3DPrint.com in terms of travelling to […]

3D printing, we’ll say lightly, keeps us busy. This young industry is vibrant with activity — and to better understand the happenings, we’re frequently taking off around the globe to talk to those making it happen and see the latest innovations...
Youngstown Business Incubator Opens Fifth Building for Additive Manufacturing

Youngstown Business Incubator Opens Fifth Building for Additive Manufacturing

The Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, December 11 to celebrate the opening of Tech Block Building 5, the fifth building on their campus in downtown Youngstown, Ohio. The building will provide space for early stage companies in the additive manufacturing industry and house industrial equipment for research and part production. YBI […]

The Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, December 11 to celebrate the opening of Tech Block Building 5, the fifth building on their campus in downtown Youngstown, Ohio. The building will provide space for early stage companies...
America Makes Puts Out New Additive Manufacturing Research Project Call

America Makes Puts Out New Additive Manufacturing Research Project Call

Ohio-based America Makes, which this summer celebrated five years of being the national accelerator for additive manufacturing in the US, is managed and operated by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), which is the driving force behind the Youngstown institute’s latest Project Call for Phase 3 of its Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low-Cost Sustainment […]

Ohio-based America Makes, which this summer celebrated five years of being the national accelerator for additive manufacturing in the US, is managed and operated by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), which is the driving force behind...
ACADEMI Becomes First Hands-On Certification Program for 3D Printing in the US

ACADEMI Becomes First Hands-On Certification Program for 3D Printing in the US

As 3D printing grows and makes its presence known in industries across the world, there’s still the question of how to get workers caught up on the technology. 3D printing is being taught in more and more schools, from elementary to college level, but there’s still a generation of workers who have been in the […]

As 3D printing grows and makes its presence known in industries across the world, there’s still the question of how to get workers caught up on the technology. 3D printing is being taught in more and more schools, from elementary to college level, but...
3D Printing and Smart Manufacturing Highlighted at SME's SOUTH-TEC

3D Printing and Smart Manufacturing Highlighted at SME's SOUTH-TEC

From October 24th to the 26th, the SOUTH-TEC exhibition and conference will be taking place at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Produced by SME and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the event will bring together exhibitors showcasing the latest in manufacturing technology – with a special focus on additive manufacturing and smart technology. […]

From October 24th to the 26th, the SOUTH-TEC exhibition and conference will be taking place at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Produced by SME and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the event will bring together exhibitors...
SOLIDWORKS 2018 Enhances User Experience, Encourages Simulation, Adds Features to Optimize 3D Printing Experience

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Enhances User Experience, Encourages Simulation, Adds Features to Optimize 3D Printing Experience

When it comes to 3D software, SOLIDWORKS is a mainstay in today’s busy design world. SOLIDWORKS Corporation’s software suite, acquired by France-based Dassault Systèmes back in 1997, sees widespread use across a number of applications and industries; its use in 3D printing is a given for many designers. The platform is best known for bringing 3D […]

When it comes to 3D software, SOLIDWORKS is a mainstay in today’s busy design world. SOLIDWORKS Corporation’s software suite, acquired by France-based Dassault Systèmes back in 1997, sees widespread use across a number of applications and industries; its...
The Department of Defense & Youngstown Business Incubator Weigh In on 3D Printing in the US

The Department of Defense & Youngstown Business Incubator Weigh In on 3D Printing in the US

As additive manufacturing continues to see increased use around the globe, national strategies for adoption of the technology are becoming a bigger focus for governments seeking to ensure that they are not left behind in the next industrial revolution. With support and funding from the government, efforts have a better chance for expanding and disrupting […]

As additive manufacturing continues to see increased use around the globe, national strategies for adoption of the technology are becoming a bigger focus for governments seeking to ensure that they are not left behind in the next industrial revolution. With support...
America Makes Celebrates 5 Years Advancing 3D Printing: Exclusive Interview with Executive Director Rob Gorham

America Makes Celebrates 5 Years Advancing 3D Printing: Exclusive Interview with Executive Director Rob Gorham

Established in 2012, America Makes is the United States’ national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3D printing, leading the way in dedicated public-private partnerships in technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. To celebrate its fifth anniversary, on Wednesday, August 16th the institute held a birthday party in honor of half a decade of growth in […]

Established in 2012, America Makes is the United States’ national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3D printing, leading the way in dedicated public-private partnerships in technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. To celebrate its fifth...
The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Academia Looks Ahead

The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Academia Looks Ahead

The additive manufacturing industry is changing so quickly that sometimes it seems that if you blink you’ll miss at least three major developments. Fortunately, those working at the forefront of the latest advances in 3D printing are also working to share their efforts through regular events set out for the industry. While I love the […]

The additive manufacturing industry is changing so quickly that sometimes it seems that if you blink you’ll miss at least three major developments. Fortunately, those working at the forefront of the latest advances in 3D printing are also working to share their...
The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Experts Weigh In

The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Experts Weigh In

Today in Youngstown, Ohio, a solid agenda of additive manufacturing industry experts are gathered to discuss the changing landscape of materials used in 3D printing. Part of SME‘s Smart Manufacturing seminar series, this event is held in partnership with America Makes. “SME and America Makes come together to bring you this one-of-a-kind seminar 3D Printing […]

Today in Youngstown, Ohio, a solid agenda of additive manufacturing industry experts are gathered to discuss the changing landscape of materials used in 3D printing. Part of SME‘s Smart Manufacturing seminar series, this event is held in partnership with America...
Tooling U-SME VP Discusses Additive Manufacturing Certification Partnership: "It made perfect sense for Tooling U-SME and America Makes to collaborate"

Tooling U-SME VP Discusses Additive Manufacturing Certification Partnership: "It made perfect sense for Tooling U-SME and America Makes to collaborate"

Back in May, SME announced the first national Additive Manufacturing Certifications, as its workforce development arm, Tooling U-SME, sought to provide a validation of knowledge in additive manufacturing. America Makes was recently named as the exclusive co-sponsor of the new certification programs. Education is increasingly in focus in an ever-more-digital world with advanced manufacturing taking […]

Back in May, SME announced the first national Additive Manufacturing Certifications, as its workforce development arm, Tooling U-SME, sought to provide a validation of knowledge in additive manufacturing. America Makes was recently named as the exclusive co-sponsor of...
America Makes Invites Educators to Submit 3D Printing Curricula for InnoCentive Challenge

America Makes Invites Educators to Submit 3D Printing Curricula for InnoCentive Challenge

As 3D printing technology continues to advance, many people are trying to play catch-up. Everyone agrees that education is vitally important, starting as early as possible, and many schools are rising to the challenge, though not all of them have the resources to implement the technological education that all children so badly need. Many adults, […]

As 3D printing technology continues to advance, many people are trying to play catch-up. Everyone agrees that education is vitally important, starting as early as possible, and many schools are rising to the challenge, though not all of them have the resources to...
YSU Becomes Second US University with All Seven Major Forms of Additive Manufacturing

YSU Becomes Second US University with All Seven Major Forms of Additive Manufacturing

In Northeast Ohio, an additive manufacturing cluster is growing, with Youngstown at the heart of it. Organizations such as America Makes and the Youngstown Business Incubator are leading the charge, and Youngstown State University has been working closely with them to drive the development of a 3D printing-centered economy. YSU has become known for its 3D printing […]

In Northeast Ohio, an additive manufacturing cluster is growing, with Youngstown at the heart of it. Organizations such as America Makes and the Youngstown Business Incubator are leading the charge, and Youngstown State University has been working closely with them to...
SME Develops First National Additive Manufacturing Certification

SME Develops First National Additive Manufacturing Certification

As the producer of the RAPID + TCT show currently taking place in Pittsburgh, SME is enjoying a week in the spotlight. We’ve been working hard to keep you up to date about all of the happenings and announcements at the show, and we’ll continue to do so even after it concludes tomorrow. Many companies […]

As the producer of the RAPID + TCT show currently taking place in Pittsburgh, SME is enjoying a week in the spotlight. We’ve been working hard to keep you up to date about all of the happenings and announcements at the show, and we’ll continue to do so...
RAPID + TCT Kicks Off: 3D Printing Community Gathers in Pittsburgh for a Week of Big Announcements

RAPID + TCT Kicks Off: 3D Printing Community Gathers in Pittsburgh for a Week of Big Announcements

The long-anticipated RAPID + TCT event has kicked off for 2017 in the Steel City, as Pittsburgh welcomes thousands of members of the 3D printing industry in North America’s largest additive manufacturing-focused tradeshow. Monday was already filled with some big announcements from some of the biggest companies in the industry, and these have been only […]

The long-anticipated RAPID + TCT event has kicked off for 2017 in the Steel City, as Pittsburgh welcomes thousands of members of the 3D printing industry in North America’s largest additive manufacturing-focused tradeshow. Monday was already filled with some big...
Third Annual Benesch 3D Printing Conference Spotlights Biomimicry, Startups, and Legal Issues in Additive Manufacturing

Third Annual Benesch 3D Printing Conference Spotlights Biomimicry, Startups, and Legal Issues in Additive Manufacturing

Yesterday, the law firm of Benesch Attorneys at Law held its third annual 3D Printing Conference, an event geared towards keeping legal professionals up to date on 3D printing and the ever-growing amount of new legal issues that it introduces. This was the second Benesch conference I attended; last year I learned a great deal about intellectual […]

Yesterday, the law firm of Benesch Attorneys at Law held its third annual 3D Printing Conference, an event geared towards keeping legal professionals up to date on 3D printing and the ever-growing amount of new legal issues that it introduces. This was the second...
3D VetSquad Initiative Will Train the Nation's Heroes to Bring 3D Printing into Schools

3D VetSquad Initiative Will Train the Nation's Heroes to Bring 3D Printing into Schools

Digital fabrication tools manufacturer Dremel, originally known for its handheld rotary tools, has gone above and beyond in its initiatives to get STEM-related 3D printing technology into schools. From its Dremel Dreams curriculum and 3D printing course for teachers, to its Dremel 3D Idea Builder 3D20 3D printer, with corresponding app, and its recent #LearnMakeGive contest, where […]

Digital fabrication tools manufacturer Dremel, originally known for its handheld rotary tools, has gone above and beyond in its initiatives to get STEM-related 3D printing technology into schools. From its Dremel Dreams curriculum and 3D printing course for teachers,...
US Army Successfully Tests 3D Printed Grenade Launcher with 3D Printed Grenades

US Army Successfully Tests 3D Printed Grenade Launcher with 3D Printed Grenades

A couple years ago, a program responsible for training workers on weapon removal, like land mines and grenades, utilized 3D printing kits as teaching aids. Around the same time, some clever kids developed a 3D printed stink grenade. But now, the US Army is introducing a 3D printed grenade launcher, complete with 3D printed grenades, that […]

A couple years ago, a program responsible for training workers on weapon removal, like land mines and grenades, utilized 3D printing kits as teaching aids. Around the same time, some clever kids developed a 3D printed stink grenade. But now, the US Army is introducing...
America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaboration Publishes Completed AM Standardization Roadmap

America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaboration Publishes Completed AM Standardization Roadmap

A little over a year ago, Ohio-based America Makes teamed up with private nonprofit organization American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to form an additive manufacturing regulatory institute, called the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaboration (AMSC). Nearly 90 people showed up to the first meeting, either remotely or in person, and four primary working groups were […]

A little over a year ago, Ohio-based America Makes teamed up with private nonprofit organization American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to form an additive manufacturing regulatory institute, called the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing...
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