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Sigma Labs’ In-Process Technology to Overcome Barriers in Metal 3D Printing

The National Institute of Technology (NIST) recognizes the need for in-process sensing and control for the broader acceptance of metal 3D printing. Variation in part quality due to defects in…

3D Systems Plays Part in Major US Air Force Project to 3D Print Metal Aircraft Components

While 3D Systems‘ (NYSE:DDD) stock may be down considerably from its highs seen in early 2014, that doesn’t mean that the company isn’t continuing to push forward with a variety of major…

NASA Challenges Public to 3D Print Real Space Habitats for $2.25 Million in Prizes

3D printing has become a technology that many people believe will help us live better, more efficient lives here on Earth. However, NASA as of late, has been focusing on using…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — May 9, 2015

In this week’s stories we missed, while 3D printing gains a stronger foothold in the defense industry with the opening of an America Makes Satellite Center in El Paso, Texas,…

America Makes Awards $540K Grant to LLNL & GE to Develop Open-Source 3D Printing Algorithm Software

America Makes is at it again. The Youngstown, Ohio-based institute has been focused for some time now on enhancing the US’ positioning in the additive manufacturing field. It stands as…

America Makes Announces ‘Call for Projects’ with Proposals Being Funded up to $8 Million Total

If you are serious about 3D printing and the complexities of its research and development, and are not yet a member of America Makes, now’s the time to sign up so…

America Makes and AFRL Award Million Dollar Contracts to 3D Systems for Aerospace Research Projects

The Air Force Research Laboratory hardly lacks for new and innovative ideas and the Air Force has a long history of embracing new technologies like stealth and now, additive manufacturing….

Heavy Hitter Sigma Labs Gets $500,000 Contract from GE Aviation and America Makes

We’re trying to keep up with the rapidly developing technology of 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, and, more importantly, to keep you apprised of the latest breakthroughs, large and small….

Four National Labs and the National Security Campus Join America Makes’ 3D Printing Consortium

It seems like everyone and their dog want a piece of the 3D printing action, including industrial entrepreneurs, artists, designers, medical/scientific researchers, or unclassifiable innovators with the new “next big thing”…

University of Pittsburgh Research Teams Create 3D Printed, Metal, Biodegradable Bone Scaffolds

The 3D printer may soon be one of the most invaluable machines in the surgical theater. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine  have collaborated to…

ASTM International Proposes New 3D Printing Guidelines for Powder Bed Fusion Machines

A new ASTM International working standard may be on the books soon. The proposed standard,”Practice for Metal Powder Bed Fusion to Meet Rigid Quality Requirements” (WK46188) will outline the protocol…