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America Makes Joins ANSI for the Formation of New Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative

As an industry, 3D printing is still so new that it’s a bit disorganized, relatively speaking. Every industry, however, eventually reaches the point at which standards need to be developed…

Stratasys Part of New CYBER Team for 3D Printed Orthotic Devices Targeting Veterans

Orthotics are devices used to support weakened body parts due to a variety of medical conditions. These conditions include foot drop, osteoarthritis, nerve damage from a stroke, joint deformity, Multiple Sclerosis,…

3D Printing Services Marketplace 3Diligent Joins America Makes and the ASTM F42 Committee

Southern California’s 3Diligent has announced that they have officially been granted membership into the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, America Makes, as well as ASTM International (formerly American Society for…

3D Systems Partners with Penn State to Research Direct Metal Printing for DARPA

3D printing industry leader 3D Systems announced that they have formed a partnership with  the Pennsylvania State University to research and further develop direct metal printing technology. The research will…

Forecast 3D Helped NASA Mars Habitat Challenge Winner 3D Print a Replica of their Winning Design

After discovering flowing liquid water on the surface of Mars, NASA was quick to announce that they have officially started planning on a manned mission to the red planet. Which…

UTEP Receives $2.1 Million America Makes Grant to Develop All-in-One Electronics 3D Printer

The purpose of the America Makes accelerator is to drive innovation and the advancement of additive manufacturing technology in all of its forms. Officially, they act as a go-between for…

NASA Selects the 3D Printed Mars Habitat Challenge Finalists

As NASA focuses on their discovery of liquid water on the surface of Mars, they also took the time to officially select the three winners for phase one of their…

Senvol Database Continues To Expand With 100 New 3D Printers & Materials Added Over Summer 2015

3D printing isn’t going anywhere–and neither is the Senvol database–except for up, up, up. Knowledge is power, as we’ve all been told and most of us have probably seen in…

America Makes Grants Another $1.7 Million to University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering Faculty for 3D Printing R&D

All the many different levels of 3D printing technology can be an immersive, multi-faceted study–and researchers at University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering are about to experience it further…

America Makes’ 3D Printing Hub Opens at UTEP – Advanced Multi-material 3D Printing on the Way?

To borrow a phrase of Republican Front-runner Donald J. Trump, “Let’s Makes America Great Again”. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat or somewhere in between, there is no denying that…

America Makes Announces Third Round AM Project Call Winners

The third project call from America Makes, this one released in February, focused on projects which surround additive manufacturing topics – design, materials, processes, value chains and genomic – and…

America Makes Announces Additive Manufacturing “Capabilities Database”

Youngstown, Ohio-based America Makes (also known as the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute) is the flagship institute of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). The organization is a partnership among both…

America Makes and YBI Launch the $100k AMPED Startup Competition

Today the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) and America Makes (National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute) launched a two-stage $100k technology startup competition focusing on new technology, products and services related to…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — June 6, 2015

This week news covers a broad spectrum that includes thoughts about 3D printing’s role in our future, to new services, hardware, materials, and competitions to win a printer and get your business funded. Also,…

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…