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3D Printing News Briefs: October 10, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 10, 2017

We’re starting with the kick-off of a popular 3D printing challenge in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to a new 3D printer, a 3D printing handbook, a little bioprinting news and some new facilities, and ending with some 3D printing business news. Stratasys has opened its 2018 Extreme Redesign Challenge, while Skriware […]

We’re starting with the kick-off of a popular 3D printing challenge in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to a new 3D printer, a 3D printing handbook, a little bioprinting news and some new facilities, and ending with some 3D printing business...
3D Printing Patent Landscape

3D Printing Patent Landscape

The field of 3D printing has been growing rapidly for years.  It has applications in many areas of life and the economy, such as healthcare, aerospace, and parts replacement.  3D printing also reshapes supply chains and democratizes manufacturing.  Fueled by this growth, 3D printing-related patent filings are trending upward. The graph and table below show […]

The field of 3D printing has been growing rapidly for years.  It has applications in many areas of life and the economy, such as healthcare, aerospace, and parts replacement.  3D printing also reshapes supply chains and democratizes manufacturing.  Fueled by this...
Comparison of Metal 3D Printing -- Part One: Powder Bed Fusion

Comparison of Metal 3D Printing -- Part One: Powder Bed Fusion

Metal 3D printing is a burgeoning area at the moment. Many companies are investing in metal 3D printing systems and the market is growing quickly. There are a number of different metal 3D printing technologies out there. In this article we’ll give you an overview of the major technologies and vendors in the space. In […]

Metal 3D printing is a burgeoning area at the moment. Many companies are investing in metal 3D printing systems and the market is growing quickly. There are a number of different metal 3D printing technologies out there. In this article we’ll give you an overview of...
EBM vs DMLS 3D Printing: Which Method and Surface Texture is Best for Titanium 3D Printed Implants?

EBM vs DMLS 3D Printing: Which Method and Surface Texture is Best for Titanium 3D Printed Implants?

3D printing is often used to manufacture implants and other prosthetic devices for amputees, but have you ever stopped to consider which 3D printing method, and surface texture, is the best? As we continue to use 3D printing technology to customize textures and geometries to match an amputee’s specific anatomy, it’s important to learn all […]

3D printing is often used to manufacture implants and other prosthetic devices for amputees, but have you ever stopped to consider which 3D printing method, and surface texture, is the best? As we continue to use 3D printing technology to customize textures and...
GE Additive and Oerlikon Team Up to Advance Industrialization of 3D Printing

GE Additive and Oerlikon Team Up to Advance Industrialization of 3D Printing

2017 has been the year of partnerships for Oerlikon. The Swiss company has been pursuing additive manufacturing with new intensity over the past six months or so, opening a new advanced materials manufacturing facility towards the end of 2016 and forming 3D printing research partnerships earlier this year. This week, Oerlikon has been busy attending the […]

2017 has been the year of partnerships for Oerlikon. The Swiss company has been pursuing additive manufacturing with new intensity over the past six months or so, opening a new advanced materials manufacturing facility towards the end of 2016 and forming 3D printing...
PyroGenesis Announces New 3D Printing Division: PyroGenesis Additive

PyroGenesis Announces New 3D Printing Division: PyroGenesis Additive

Last year, Montreal company PyroGenesis, a developer and manufacturer of advanced plasma processes, announced its intention to create a new business specifically dedicated to additive manufacturing. PyroGenesis is the inventor of Plasma Atomization, a process that creates dense, spherical, small metal powder grains that flow as smoothly as water. In 2001, the company began using its […]

Last year, Montreal company PyroGenesis, a developer and manufacturer of advanced plasma processes, announced its intention to create a new business specifically dedicated to additive manufacturing. PyroGenesis is the inventor of Plasma Atomization, a process that...
The R&D Profiles of Leading 3D Printing Companies

The R&D Profiles of Leading 3D Printing Companies

It is important to analyze the level of the R&D occurring at the leading 3D printer manufacturers to help understand the technology commitment and future growth prospects of the 3D printing industry. A table providing the last three years per capita R&D for six companies’ public reporting purposes is presented below: Some conclusions from the six-company data for […]

It is important to analyze the level of the R&D occurring at the leading 3D printer manufacturers to help understand the technology commitment and future growth prospects of the 3D printing industry. A table providing the last three years per capita R&D for...
Optomec on the March

Optomec on the March

Optomec is an American company that has two 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet and LENS. Aerosol Jet can be used to 3D print electronics and is being used to 3D print millions of mobile phone antennas. LENS is a metal 3D printing technology that can be added onto existing CNC equipment and is used to […]

Optomec is an American company that has two 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet and LENS. Aerosol Jet can be used to 3D print electronics and is being used to 3D print millions of mobile phone antennas. LENS is a metal 3D printing technology that can be added onto...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 9, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 9, 2017

I’m calling today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs the RAPID + TCT version, as all of the companies we’re covering today are attending the event in Pittsburgh. XJet will be displaying its metal and ceramic inkjet 3D printing expertise, while GeonX is launching its Virfac iAM software, Arcam EBM is presenting its Arcam Q10plus and […]

I’m calling today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs the RAPID + TCT version, as all of the companies we’re covering today are attending the event in Pittsburgh. XJet will be displaying its metal and ceramic inkjet 3D printing expertise, while...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 28, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: April 28, 2017

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got information about the latest partnerships in the additive manufacturing business world, a company launching a new branding identity, and some news on 3D printers, materials, and enclosures. PARC has been chosen by DARPA for a partnership that involves 3D printing, Dassault Systèmes teams up […]

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got information about the latest partnerships in the additive manufacturing business world, a company launching a new branding identity, and some news on 3D printers, materials, and...
GE Additive Ups Focus on 3D Printing, Announces Opening of New Customer Experience Center in Germany

GE Additive Ups Focus on 3D Printing, Announces Opening of New Customer Experience Center in Germany

“Our grandfather was Thomas Edison; we pride ourselves on innovation and invention,” said Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President, Additive Integration, GE Additive, at last week’s Materialise World Summit. “The latest and greatest invention is GE Additive.” This week, GE has made it even clearer just how much importance they place on their additive manufacturing business with an […]

“Our grandfather was Thomas Edison; we pride ourselves on innovation and invention,” said Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President, Additive Integration, GE Additive, at last week’s Materialise World Summit. “The latest and greatest invention is GE...
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...
Arcam AB Separates Electron Beam Melting 3D Printing Business into Separate Unit, Names New Arcam EBM General Manager

Arcam AB Separates Electron Beam Melting 3D Printing Business into Separate Unit, Names New Arcam EBM General Manager

Metal additive manufacturing solutions provider Arcam AB specializes in building machines that can 3D print with specialized metal alloys, and holds over 50 existing patents, including two for metal 3D printing powder materials that its Canadian metal powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C (Advanced Powders and Coatings) filed. The company is headquartered in Mölndal, Sweden, but expanded to the […]

Metal additive manufacturing solutions provider Arcam AB specializes in building machines that can 3D print with specialized metal alloys, and holds over 50 existing patents, including two for metal 3D printing powder materials that its Canadian metal powder...
GE Aviation is Using Additive Manufacturing to Change How Aircraft Engines are Manufactured

GE Aviation is Using Additive Manufacturing to Change How Aircraft Engines are Manufactured

While the tiny town of Cameri may not look like one of the most beautiful cities and villages to dot the Italian landscape (even a local business owner said it was not the prettiest), some would beg to differ. Three years ago, Avio Aero, which designs, manufactures, and maintains systems and components for both civil and military […]

While the tiny town of Cameri may not look like one of the most beautiful cities and villages to dot the Italian landscape (even a local business owner said it was not the prettiest), some would beg to differ. Three years ago, Avio Aero, which designs, manufactures,...
Arcam AB Releases 2016 Financial Results, Looks Towards Future With GE

Arcam AB Releases 2016 Financial Results, Looks Towards Future With GE

We may be almost halfway through February, unbelievably, but we’re still not that far removed from 2016, which means that the 2016 financial reports are still rolling in. We’ve heard from several major companies in the 3D industry lately about how the past year went for them on a financial level, and today it’s Arcam […]

We may be almost halfway through February, unbelievably, but we’re still not that far removed from 2016, which means that the 2016 financial reports are still rolling in. We’ve heard from several major companies in the 3D industry lately about how the past...
Updates from PyroGenesis on Powder Production, Additive Manufacturing Spinoff Company

Updates from PyroGenesis on Powder Production, Additive Manufacturing Spinoff Company

Last year, Montreal clean tech company PyroGenesis announced their intention to create a new spinoff company solely focused on additive manufacturing. PyroGenesis, which specializes in advanced plasma processes, is responsible for the development of the Plasma Atomization Process (PAP), a unique powder manufacturing technology for which they filed a provisional patent in 2015. The company had previously […]

Last year, Montreal clean tech company PyroGenesis announced their intention to create a new spinoff company solely focused on additive manufacturing. PyroGenesis, which specializes in advanced plasma processes, is responsible for the development of the Plasma...
2016 in 3D Printing: Your Favorite Stories from the Last Year

2016 in 3D Printing: Your Favorite Stories from the Last Year

2016 has been — let’s say a mixed bag; while this year saw the loss of beloved celebrities, a heated US election, Brexit, Zika, an escalating crisis in Syria, and many other globally divisive happenings, it was also a year of unprecedented development technologically. We’ll stay away from another celebrity tribute or political debate and […]

2016 has been — let’s say a mixed bag; while this year saw the loss of beloved celebrities, a heated US election, Brexit, Zika, an escalating crisis in Syria, and many other globally divisive happenings, it was also a year of unprecedented development...
Terry Wohlers Discusses the Future of 3D Printing at Inside 3D Printing Keynote

Terry Wohlers Discusses the Future of 3D Printing at Inside 3D Printing Keynote

In this morning’s keynote at Inside 3D Printing San Diego, Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President of Wohlers Associates, Inc., presented his thoughts in a session titled, “The Future of 3D Printing.” Now celebrating the company’s 30 years and 21 years with the Wohlers Report, Wohlers acknowledged a long history in 3D printing as well […]

In this morning’s keynote at Inside 3D Printing San Diego, Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President of Wohlers Associates, Inc., presented his thoughts in a session titled, “The Future of 3D Printing.” Now celebrating the company’s 30...
Arcam Demonstrates CoCr Process for Q10plus 3D Printer at formnext

Arcam Demonstrates CoCr Process for Q10plus 3D Printer at formnext

As formnext chugs along in Frankfurt this week, offering quite a show for visitors from all over the world, one industry leader after another is showing us the technology of the near future. Arcam, headquartered in Sweden, is certainly no exception as they show off their new Arcam CoCr process for Arcam Q10plus, continuing in […]

As formnext chugs along in Frankfurt this week, offering quite a show for visitors from all over the world, one industry leader after another is showing us the technology of the near future. Arcam, headquartered in Sweden, is certainly no exception as they show off...
GE Acquires 75% Stake in Metal 3D Printing Leader Concept Laser, Will Take Full Ownership in a Few Years

GE Acquires 75% Stake in Metal 3D Printing Leader Concept Laser, Will Take Full Ownership in a Few Years

Update: As of December 12, 2016, GE has completed on execution of this deal, acquiring the 75% stake in Concept Laser, and additionally recently completed its tender offer for the shares of Arcam, purchasing 76.15% of the company. Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President for Additive Integration at GE Additive, said of the deals: “GE has made significant long-term commitments to […]

Update: As of December 12, 2016, GE has completed on execution of this deal, acquiring the 75% stake in Concept Laser, and additionally recently completed its tender offer for the shares of Arcam, purchasing 76.15% of the company. Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President...
Arcam Subsidiary AP&C Breaks Ground on Construction of New Additive Manufacturing Metal Powder Facility

Arcam Subsidiary AP&C Breaks Ground on Construction of New Additive Manufacturing Metal Powder Facility

Big news came at the beginning of September when GE announced that they had made an offer to purchase two leading companies in the metal additive manufacturing world: Arcam AB and SLM Solutions. While the offer to Arcam was set to expire on October 14, it has since been extended until November 1, giving the Swedish company additional […]

Big news came at the beginning of September when GE announced that they had made an offer to purchase two leading companies in the metal additive manufacturing world: Arcam AB and SLM Solutions. While the offer to Arcam was set to expire on October 14, it has since...
GE's $1.4 Billion Metal AM Acquisitions Falter as Elliott Management Rejects Terms

GE's $1.4 Billion Metal AM Acquisitions Falter as Elliott Management Rejects Terms

Last month, GE made an acquisition announcement that was sure to shake up the additive manufacturing industry, with its $1.4 billion investment proposal to acquire both SLM Solutions and Arcam. With support coming from the involved companies’ management teams, the massive proposal seemed set to reshape the makeup of the metal AM industry; however, recent […]

Last month, GE made an acquisition announcement that was sure to shake up the additive manufacturing industry, with its $1.4 billion investment proposal to acquire both SLM Solutions and Arcam. With support coming from the involved companies’ management teams,...
Taiwan Determined to Break Out as Leader in 3D Printing, ITRI is Behind New Alliance

Taiwan Determined to Break Out as Leader in 3D Printing, ITRI is Behind New Alliance

As a whole, it seems like Taiwan’s future in 3D printing is pretty bright. From continually covering one of their star manufacturers, XYZprinting (also headquartered in the US) and their ongoing new releases, to seeing their first industrial metal 3D printer, as well as innovations like 3D printed smartphones and musical instruments, from our vantage point, Taiwan certainly […]

As a whole, it seems like Taiwan’s future in 3D printing is pretty bright. From continually covering one of their star manufacturers, XYZprinting (also headquartered in the US) and their ongoing new releases, to seeing their first industrial metal 3D printer, as well...
GE Announces $1.4 Billion Investment: Acquisition of Arcam AB and SLM Solutions

GE Announces $1.4 Billion Investment: Acquisition of Arcam AB and SLM Solutions

Update: Following a rejection of terms in the deal for SLM Solutions, GE ultimately acquired controlling shares in Arcam and Concept Laser. Today’s headline heard ’round the world contains all of the biggest buzzwords in 3D printing today: metal additive additive manufacturing, investment, acquisition, GE, Arcam, SLM. This morning, September 6th, world leading digital industrial […]

Update: Following a rejection of terms in the deal for SLM Solutions, GE ultimately acquired controlling shares in Arcam and Concept Laser. Today’s headline heard ’round the world contains all of the biggest buzzwords in 3D printing today: metal additive...
3D Printing Materials Market to See 25% CAGR Through 2020: Report from Bharat Book Bureau

3D Printing Materials Market to See 25% CAGR Through 2020: Report from Bharat Book Bureau

When it comes to the future success of 3D printing technology, much of the industry’s potential rests upon the shoulders of the corresponding materials. From India to the Middle East and beyond, assorted market analysis reports have shown time and time again that 3D printing materials market is expected to grow at a rapid pace. […]

When it comes to the future success of 3D printing technology, much of the industry’s potential rests upon the shoulders of the corresponding materials. From India to the Middle East and beyond, assorted market analysis reports have shown time and time again that 3D...