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3D Printing News Briefs: January 30, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: January 30, 2018

As January comes to a close, we’ve got all the latest 3D printing news wrapped up for you in one location with today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. Rize announces a new partnership with Eye2Eye, and Arcam AB is no longer on the stock exchange. Aerosint discusses the benefits of its multi-powder deposition technology, […]

As January comes to a close, we’ve got all the latest 3D printing news wrapped up for you in one location with today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. Rize announces a new partnership with Eye2Eye, and Arcam AB is no longer on the stock exchange....
3D Printing Transitions: Mohammad Ehteshami to Retire From GE Additive; Jason Oliver Steps in as CEO

3D Printing Transitions: Mohammad Ehteshami to Retire From GE Additive; Jason Oliver Steps in as CEO

GE Additive today introduced Jason Oliver as its new CEO and Vice President, in an announcement that came also with the news that Vice President and General Manager Mohammad Ehteshami will be retiring later this year. Oliver will be leading the GE Additive operations including Concept Laser, Arcam, and GeonX, reporting to GE Vice Chairman […]

GE Additive today introduced Jason Oliver as its new CEO and Vice President, in an announcement that came also with the news that Vice President and General Manager Mohammad Ehteshami will be retiring later this year. Oliver will be leading the GE Additive operations...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 27, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 27, 2017

Just because Christmas was two days ago doesn’t mean that the 3D printing industry has been taking a break. In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be covering the latest business and medical 3D printing news, along with a competition and ending on a note from the happiest place in the world. Sigma Labs has […]

Just because Christmas was two days ago doesn’t mean that the 3D printing industry has been taking a break. In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be covering the latest business and medical 3D printing news, along with a competition and ending on...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 22, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 22, 2017

It’s 3D printing business as usual here on this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, with news of agreements, expansions, medical innovations, and 3D printing materials. The European Investment Bank has signed a finance agreement with Materialise, and Titomic enters a collaborative 3D printing agreement, while both 3DZ and Arcam EBM expand into […]

It’s 3D printing business as usual here on this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, with news of agreements, expansions, medical innovations, and 3D printing materials. The European Investment Bank has signed a finance agreement with...
3D Printing Business: Inside GE Additive

3D Printing Business: Inside GE Additive

The GE Additive Technology Center (ATC) in Cincinnati, Ohio is housed in a former Dell building that has become the center for GE Additive‘s latest efforts in additive manufacturing since its 2015 opening. More than 350 employees and over 100 metal additive manufacturing systems now work in the facility, which I was invited to visit […]

The GE Additive Technology Center (ATC) in Cincinnati, Ohio is housed in a former Dell building that has become the center for GE Additive‘s latest efforts in additive manufacturing since its 2015 opening. More than 350 employees and over 100 metal additive...
GE Additive Opens New Customer Experience Center in Munich

GE Additive Opens New Customer Experience Center in Munich

Since GE Additive was established last year, it’s been rapidly expanding, incorporating operations and technologies acquired from major companies and introducing new products. Now the company has officially opened a new Customer Experience Center in Munich, a $15 million investment that will house as many as 50 GE Additive employees. The 2,700-square-foot center is co-located with GE’s European Technology […]

Since GE Additive was established last year, it’s been rapidly expanding, incorporating operations and technologies acquired from major companies and introducing new products. Now the company has officially opened a new Customer Experience Center in Munich, a...
Arcam and BASF Announce Departures of Top 3D Printing Executives

Arcam and BASF Announce Departures of Top 3D Printing Executives

There’s never a dull moment in the world of 3D printing executives, as the industry’s movers and shakers are…well, moving and shaking. Recently, Rize appointed Andy Kalambi as its new President and CEO, and now executive-level news has been announced concerning two major 3D printing companies – Arcam AB and BASF. Last September, GE announced its intention […]

There’s never a dull moment in the world of 3D printing executives, as the industry’s movers and shakers are…well, moving and shaking. Recently, Rize appointed Andy Kalambi as its new President and CEO, and now executive-level news has been announced...
PyroGenesis Ramps Up Plasma Atomization System; Two New Patents Granted

PyroGenesis Ramps Up Plasma Atomization System; Two New Patents Granted

Montreal-headquartered PyroGenesis has recently made two major announcements: one concerning the completed ramp-up phase of their first Plasma Atomization System, and another for two more patents granted to boost the company’s intellectual property portfolio. Known for designing and manufacturing advanced plasma processes and plasma torch products, the Canadian company is now ‘open for business’ with […]

Montreal-headquartered PyroGenesis has recently made two major announcements: one concerning the completed ramp-up phase of their first Plasma Atomization System, and another for two more patents granted to boost the company’s intellectual property portfolio....
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...
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