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Around the World in 3D Printing: First Half 2017

Around the World in 3D Printing: First Half 2017

As the 3D printing industry heats up, so do the jet and car engines as we continue to travel around the US and the world to check in on the latest developments directly. 2016 kept us busy, from trade shows to site visits, from Barcelona to San Diego, as we went around the world in […]

As the 3D printing industry heats up, so do the jet and car engines as we continue to travel around the US and the world to check in on the latest developments directly. 2016 kept us busy, from trade shows to site visits, from Barcelona to San Diego, as we went around...
Manufacturing Demonstration Facility's New BAAM 3D Printer Gets a Multi-Material Upgrade

Manufacturing Demonstration Facility's New BAAM 3D Printer Gets a Multi-Material Upgrade

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to see a Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine in person. The BAAM in operation at Additive Engineering Solutions in Akron is one of only 13 in existence, and it’s an impressive machine, to say the least. That particular BAAM is brand new, but it’s already completed […]

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to see a Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine in person. The BAAM in operation at Additive Engineering Solutions in Akron is one of only 13 in existence, and it’s an impressive machine, to say the least. That...
In a Non-Exclusive Licensing Agreement, Momentum Technologies Will Commercialize ORNL's 3D Printed Magnet Technology

In a Non-Exclusive Licensing Agreement, Momentum Technologies Will Commercialize ORNL's 3D Printed Magnet Technology

In October of 2016, researchers from TU Wien announced that they had used 3D printing to create strong permanent magnets. About a month later, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which recently announced its new director, did the same thing, and released a study on how 3D printed permanent magnets can outperform those created by traditional […]

In October of 2016, researchers from TU Wien announced that they had used 3D printing to create strong permanent magnets. About a month later, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which recently announced its new director, did the same thing, and released a study on...
Rust Belt to Tech Belt: GE Additive and Additive Engineering Solutions Share Insights into Regional Large-Scale 3D Printing

Rust Belt to Tech Belt: GE Additive and Additive Engineering Solutions Share Insights into Regional Large-Scale 3D Printing

Yesterday in Akron, Ohio, Additive Engineering Solutions (AES) had a full house of interested industry and local attendees for its open house, and staff writer Clare Scott and I were among the crowd. The young company showcased its large-scale manufacturing offerings, highlighting a BAAM 3D printer from Cincinnati Inc. and a large Quintax five-axis machining center. Early […]

Yesterday in Akron, Ohio, Additive Engineering Solutions (AES) had a full house of interested industry and local attendees for its open house, and staff writer Clare Scott and I were among the crowd. The young company showcased its large-scale manufacturing offerings,...
Additive Engineering Solutions: A Small Company with a Big 3D Printer

Additive Engineering Solutions: A Small Company with a Big 3D Printer

Additive Engineering Solutions (AES) may be a small company, but it has one of the biggest 3D printers in the world. When 3DPrint.com Editor-in-Chief Sarah Goerhke and I walked into the company’s headquarters in Akron, Ohio yesterday, the first thing we saw was the massive Big Area Additive Manufacturing, or BAAM, machine hard at work […]

Additive Engineering Solutions (AES) may be a small company, but it has one of the biggest 3D printers in the world. When 3DPrint.com Editor-in-Chief Sarah Goerhke and I walked into the company’s headquarters in Akron, Ohio yesterday, the first thing we saw was...
Global Chemical Giant SABIC Details Commitment to Advancing Additive Manufacturing

Global Chemical Giant SABIC Details Commitment to Advancing Additive Manufacturing

When a big company makes a big commitment to a big technology, it tends to be big news — and SABIC is taking this literally, as the company showcased some big parts last week at RAPID + TCT in Pittsburgh. Sanjay Mishra, PhD, General Manager, Technology & Innovation, and Keith Cox, Senior Business Manager, Additive Manufacturing […]

When a big company makes a big commitment to a big technology, it tends to be big news — and SABIC is taking this literally, as the company showcased some big parts last week at RAPID + TCT in Pittsburgh. Sanjay Mishra, PhD, General Manager, Technology &...
Livrea Yachts Partners with Autodesk and SABIC to Manufacture the World's First 3D Printed Yacht

Livrea Yachts Partners with Autodesk and SABIC to Manufacture the World's First 3D Printed Yacht

We’ve seen 3D printed models of yachts, 3D printed yacht parts, and even a decorative jaguar that was 3D printed to grace the bowsprit of a superyacht, but an entirely 3D printed yacht is another story. Italian startup Livrea Yachts, founded by two Sicilian boat builders, is not a stranger to 3D printing: a 1:14 […]

We’ve seen 3D printed models of yachts, 3D printed yacht parts, and even a decorative jaguar that was 3D printed to grace the bowsprit of a superyacht, but an entirely 3D printed yacht is another story. Italian startup Livrea Yachts, founded by two Sicilian boat...
A Closer Look at the Many Uses for Additive Manufacturing & Augmented Reality in America's Military Forces

A Closer Look at the Many Uses for Additive Manufacturing & Augmented Reality in America's Military Forces

3D printing and additive manufacturing are reshaping the military in America, and in other countries as well. Marines in California took a short class in 2016 about how to best use 3D printing to solve problems on-site, the DON COOL Hub for both the Navy and the Marines uses a Zeus 3D printer, and the […]

3D printing and additive manufacturing are reshaping the military in America, and in other countries as well. Marines in California took a short class in 2016 about how to best use 3D printing to solve problems on-site, the DON COOL Hub for both the Navy and the...
AMR Looks Ahead to 2017 in the Polymer, Metal, and Medical/Dental Markets for Additive Manufacturing

AMR Looks Ahead to 2017 in the Polymer, Metal, and Medical/Dental Markets for Additive Manufacturing

As we settle collectively into 2017, the new year is looking all the brighter in the light of the setting sun of 2016 as the last year in additive manufacturing produced incredible advances and brought new players into the center of focus as they began to position themselves as ready to not just enter, but […]

As we settle collectively into 2017, the new year is looking all the brighter in the light of the setting sun of 2016 as the last year in additive manufacturing produced incredible advances and brought new players into the center of focus as they began to position...
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...
Cincinnati Inc and NVBOTS Debut New Industrial SAAM 3D Printer at FabTech 2016

Cincinnati Inc and NVBOTS Debut New Industrial SAAM 3D Printer at FabTech 2016

About two years ago, Cincinnati Inc. (CI) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) debuted one of the world’s largest and most productive 3D printers: the Big Area Additive Manufacturing Machine, or more commonly referred to as BAAM. You remember BAAM, right? The massive machine can print over 200 times faster […]

About two years ago, Cincinnati Inc. (CI) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) debuted one of the world’s largest and most productive 3D printers: the Big Area Additive Manufacturing Machine, or more commonly referred to...
SHoP Architects and Partners Create Giant 3D Printed Bamboo Pavilion for Design Miami

SHoP Architects and Partners Create Giant 3D Printed Bamboo Pavilion for Design Miami

On November 30, most of us, at least in my part of the country, will be dealing with gray skies, cold temperatures, and maybe snow. (Although maybe not – it’s sunny and 70° in Ohio today! I don’t understand, but I won’t complain.) If you’re like me, you may be ready to run away to […]

On November 30, most of us, at least in my part of the country, will be dealing with gray skies, cold temperatures, and maybe snow. (Although maybe not – it’s sunny and 70° in Ohio today! I don’t understand, but I won’t complain.) If...
ORNL Researchers 3D Print Permanent Magnets for Clean Energy Applications, Saving Time, Cost and Material

ORNL Researchers 3D Print Permanent Magnets for Clean Energy Applications, Saving Time, Cost and Material

At this point, it’s no longer a surprise to hear that 3D printing something results in better performance, strength, etc. compared to traditionally manufactured equivalents. The fact that it’s no longer a surprise, however, doesn’t make it any less exciting – especially when the product or component in question is something that has never been […]

At this point, it’s no longer a surprise to hear that 3D printing something results in better performance, strength, etc. compared to traditionally manufactured equivalents. The fact that it’s no longer a surprise, however, doesn’t make it any less...
3D Printed Molds Save the Department of Energy Time and Money on Wind Energy

3D Printed Molds Save the Department of Energy Time and Money on Wind Energy

It’s funny how often it seems that when you begin researching or exploring a particular idea, that idea or element suddenly seems to show up everywhere, whether you’re looking for it or not. Lately I’ve been studying 3D printing’s uses in alternative energy production and other sustainability efforts, and those efforts seem to be ramping […]

It’s funny how often it seems that when you begin researching or exploring a particular idea, that idea or element suddenly seems to show up everywhere, whether you’re looking for it or not. Lately I’ve been studying 3D printing’s uses in...
ORNL Signs Patent Licensing Agreement with Strangpresse for Large-Scale 3D Printing Technology

ORNL Signs Patent Licensing Agreement with Strangpresse for Large-Scale 3D Printing Technology

As the center of the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratory program, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been responsible for countless technological advancements developed by the combined staff of researchers pulled from US universities and private industry. Currently there are over 4,000 researchers working with ORNL, 1,400 of them are permanent […]

As the center of the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratory program, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been responsible for countless technological advancements developed by the combined staff of researchers pulled from US...
ORNL & Clayton Homes are 3D Printing a Home & Car That Share Energy with One Another

ORNL & Clayton Homes are 3D Printing a Home & Car That Share Energy with One Another

After two years of covering news related to the 3D printing industry, it’s very seldom that I get overly excited about a particular story or a project. With that said, after a thirty minute conversation with Roderick Jackson, Head of Building Envelope Systems Research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), I came away thoroughly excited […]

After two years of covering news related to the 3D printing industry, it’s very seldom that I get overly excited about a particular story or a project. With that said, after a thirty minute conversation with Roderick Jackson, Head of Building Envelope Systems...
SWFL 3D Hopes to Cooperate with Local Motors on Affordable 3D Printed AeroCycle Car

SWFL 3D Hopes to Cooperate with Local Motors on Affordable 3D Printed AeroCycle Car

If you were to tell me that 3D printed cars would actually be a thing, just a few years ago, I would have probably laughed in your face and called you insane. Boy have times changed! Today, there are several companies either contemplating the idea of 3D printing vehicles, or that have already done so. […]

If you were to tell me that 3D printed cars would actually be a thing, just a few years ago, I would have probably laughed in your face and called you insane. Boy have times changed! Today, there are several companies either contemplating the idea of 3D printing...
American Process and ORNL Say Nanocellulose Will Rival Carbon Fiber For 3D Printing

American Process and ORNL Say Nanocellulose Will Rival Carbon Fiber For 3D Printing

Materials scientists from the renewable biomaterials industry and government researchers are hard at work on a project to move industrial adaptation of 3D printing forward.  They are doing this by improving the mechanical strength of 3D printing resins, using ultra-strong nanoparticles extracted from trees. Nanocellulose materials offer the promise of becoming an economical substitute for […]

Materials scientists from the renewable biomaterials industry and government researchers are hard at work on a project to move industrial adaptation of 3D printing forward.  They are doing this by improving the mechanical strength of 3D printing resins, using...
SABIC Uses 3D Printing Technology to Build a More Efficient Truck Roof

SABIC Uses 3D Printing Technology to Build a More Efficient Truck Roof

SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) operates its own Research and Technology Center which does state-of-the-art petrochemical research at the cutting edge of scientific advances in industry, and they’ve made a commitment to 3D printing technology. The company’s success in additive manufacturing is driven in large part by the company’s holistic approach to this technology via […]

SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) operates its own Research and Technology Center which does state-of-the-art petrochemical research at the cutting edge of scientific advances in industry, and they’ve made a commitment to 3D printing technology. The...
BAAM 3D Printer Gets Major Upgrade -- Prints 100 lbs of Material Per Hour & More

BAAM 3D Printer Gets Major Upgrade -- Prints 100 lbs of Material Per Hour & More

Way back in June of last year we covered an announcement by Cincinnati Inc. and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) which revealed one of the world’s largest and most productive 3D printers, the Big Area Additive Manufacturing Machine (BAAM). Cincinnati Inc., a company which has been building manufacturing technology for over 116 years, teamed […]

Way back in June of last year we covered an announcement by Cincinnati Inc. and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) which revealed one of the world’s largest and most productive 3D printers, the Big Area Additive Manufacturing Machine (BAAM). Cincinnati...
ORNL 3D Prints Working Shelby Cobra Replica -- President Obama Approves

ORNL 3D Prints Working Shelby Cobra Replica -- President Obama Approves

Last year, our top viewed stories all had one thing in common, they were in some way related to Local Motors and their 3D Printed Strati Car. Just a few years ago, if you were to ask almost anyone if we’d be printing out automobiles, they’d probably try committing you. Here we are in 2015, […]

Last year, our top viewed stories all had one thing in common, they were in some way related to Local Motors and their 3D Printed Strati Car. Just a few years ago, if you were to ask almost anyone if we’d be printing out automobiles, they’d probably try...
BAAM 3D Printer Manufacturer, Cincinnati Inc., Names Carey Chen new CEO

BAAM 3D Printer Manufacturer, Cincinnati Inc., Names Carey Chen new CEO

Last month, Local Motors 3D printed the first car, the Strati, within a 44 hour time frame. In doing so, they received a tremendous amount of publicity, and rightfully so. The vehicle was printed with a carbon fiber/ABS thermoplastic composite, using a machine which is not much different from a typical desktop 3D printer, besides the […]

Last month, Local Motors 3D printed the first car, the Strati, within a 44 hour time frame. In doing so, they received a tremendous amount of publicity, and rightfully so. The vehicle was printed with a carbon fiber/ABS thermoplastic composite, using a machine which...
Details Emerge on BAAM 3D Printer - 200X Faster - Prints 10 lbs Plastic/Hour

Details Emerge on BAAM 3D Printer - 200X Faster - Prints 10 lbs Plastic/Hour

Back in February the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and Cincinnati Inc. set quite a goal for themselves within the 3D printing space. They set out to create a 3D printer which would be capable of printing at speeds of over 200 times that of traditional printers on the market at that […]

Back in February the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and Cincinnati Inc. set quite a goal for themselves within the 3D printing space. They set out to create a 3D printer which would be capable of printing at speeds of over 200 times...