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AMT Seeks to Automate the 3D Printing Ecosystem

It used to be considered 3D printing’s “dirty secret.” Now, however, post-processing isn’t just a well-known aspect of the industry, but it is a thriving subsegment in itself. Just read…

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BMW Creates Fully Automated Production Lines for 3D Printed Car Parts

Three years ago, 12 companies and research institutions working at the intersection of the German automotive and additive manufacturing (AM) industries formed a consortium for the purpose of completing a…

3D Printing Quality Control and MES Combine in Sigma Labs-AMFG Partnership

As additive manufacturing (AM) enters the industrial era, we’re seeing the emergence of new auxiliary tools and maturation of existing ones to aid in the technology’s maturation. The latest news…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 27, 2022: Business, Simulation, Research, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with a little business, before moving on to simulation, software, research, and more. HBD Metal 3D Printer closed a $60 million round…

3D Printing News Briefs, November 13, 2021: Formnext News & More

Welcome to today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, or should I say 3D Printing Formnext Briefs? It’s that time of year, and we’ve got three Formnext announcements to share in this…

The Slow 3D Printing Software Revolution with Materialise

While attending RAPID + TCT a few weeks ago, I sat down with Bryan Crutchfield, the Vice President and General Manager – North America at Materialise (NASDAQ: MTLS), to discuss…

3D Systems at RAPID + TCT 2021: Oqton Acquisition & David Leigh Interview

In early September, 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced an agreement to acquire software startup Oqton, a global SaaS company that offers an agnostic, intelligent, cloud-based Manufacturing Operating System (MOS) platform which automates the end-to-end…

Oceanz and AM-Flow Collaborate to Sort and Pick 3D Printed Parts Automagically

3D printing service Oceanz has implemented two AM-Flow modules, AM-VISION and AM-SORT, to automate aspects of their manufacturing workflow. AM-VISION is an automated part identification module that uses machine vision…

Functgraph: 3D Printer, Please Make Me a Sandwich

Talk about 4D printing! Researchers from Meiji University in Japan, Yuto Kuroki and Keita Watanabe, have developed a unique system for 3D printing and then assembling and operating a variety of…

3D Control Systems Launches AI-Powered 3D Printing Workflow Platform ZAP

Today, California-based 3D Control Systems, which is the parent company of 3DPrinterOS, is announcing the launch of ZAP, its new AI-powered automated software platform for the advanced manufacturing industry. The…

ZVerse Launches Next Generation of Digital Manufacturing Enablement Platform

South Carolina-based digital manufacturing technology company ZVerse, Inc., which was founded in 2013, developed what it considered the only CAD as a Service (CADaaS) platform for digital manufacturing, which offers service…

New Automated System for Unpacking & Cleaning Powder 3D Printed Parts Announced by Solukon

Solukon Maschinenbau GmbH develops and supplies high-quality powder removal and processing systems for metal and polymer additive manufacturing, providing them to a variety of industrial users, including NASA, CERN, Lockheed Martin, Siemens,…

Using Machine Vision to Automate Nozzle Alignment for Multitool 3D Printers

The term ‘hacking’ essentially means an attempt to exploit a system, computer or otherwise, often for illicit reasons. But, the less nefarious definition refers to a clever technique or tip…

Stephanie Sharp of 3DQue on Automated Manufacturing With FDM Clusters

I’m a huge proponent of clustered manufacturing. I believe that for many manufacturing parts clusters of FDM printers are the most economical solution for tough durable parts. Especially for parts…