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BMW Opens €15 Million Additive Manufacturing Campus

BMW Group has opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus, which combines 3D printing for research, prototyping and series parts production in a single facility. The €15 million investment is meant…

State of the Art: Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part One

Since the 1970s, carbon fiber has been used as a comparatively inexpensive replacement for metals like titanium, due to its high strength-to-weight ratio and stiffness. For that reason, finding a…

BMW’s Latest Auto is Customized Through 3D Printing and Contains Pieces of Meteorites

It’s clear outside right now, which is a good sign that we might get a nice view of the Quadrantid meteor shower tonight. While not as famous as other meteor…

BMW Surpasses One Million 3D Printed Automotive Components

BMW Group has been using 3D printing for more than 25 years, and in the last decade has produced a million parts using the technology. This year alone, the company…

Twikit and BMW Offer Flashy Customization Options for Your Next Car

While many automotive manufacturers have been using 3D printing in their design and manufacturing processes, BMW has been a leader in the field, using the technology for over 25 years….

3D Printing News Briefs: September 18, 2018

We’re starting with a bit of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then a story about metal 3D printing, and then moving along with examples of some of…

BMW Impresses with 3D Printed Roof Bracket for BMW i8 Roadster

BMW has been using 3D printing for more than 25 years, so the automotive manufacturer has built up a high level of expertise over the decades. Recently, the company has…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 15, 2018

We’re covering news from the medical and automotive worlds in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with a few other stories to get you into the weekend. In Taiwan, ITRI…

BMW Concept Car Draws from 3D & 4D, Redesigning Luxury Seats & Safety Mechanisms

So many 3D printed innovations still leave us shaking our heads in amazement. We are continually wowed not only by the resourcefulness of engineers and makers around the world, but…

Brad Keselowski: 3D Printing is Going to Change Things Dramatically—And Not Just for NASCAR

It’s easy to get so used to a way of life that we never even consider it might change. The way we communicate, exchange data—and even watch our favorite television…

BMW Group Invests in New Additive Manufacturing Campus

BMW Group has taken 3D printing very seriously, incorporating it into its automotive concepts on a large scale. Indeed, it could be said that BMW has set the bar for automotive 3D…

Customize Your MINI in 2018 with 3D Printed and Laser Lettered Trim

One of the many benefits of 3D printing technology is its ability to bring customization to a multitude of products, from jewelry and clothes to tools and parts for bikes…

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…

Desktop Metal Expanding Sales of Metal 3D Printing Systems Internationally

In April of this year, Desktop Metal introduced its first two 3D printing systems: the Desktop Metal Studio System and the Desktop Metal Production System. The Desktop Metal Studio System…

3D Systems Announces New 3D Printing Platforms, Materials, Software Solutions, Business Unit, Partnerships

Today in Denver, additive manufacturing mainstay 3D Systems is making several major announcements as the company looks to further differentiate itself in the market — for all the right reasons….

Vote for the Most Significant 3D Printed Thing in the World 2017

Soooo….a few weeks ago I released the definitive, totally unsurpassable Top 10 3D Printed Things. It turned out that sadly some mere mortals did in fact disagree with me. I’ve decided…

BMW Group Uses 3D Printing for MINI Concept Car, Drops Hints on Car Customization

BMW Group has unveiled the MINI Electric Concept for the IAA car show in Frankfurt. With MINI unveiling an electric car in 2019 the Mini Electric Concept could be very…

R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printed Hand Tools

Society has come a long way in tool technology since the first tools were used during the Stone Age hundreds of thousands of years ago. Today, like our primal relatives…

R&D Tax Credit Aspects of Automobile and Truck Parts

The automobile and truck is industry is one of the largest industries in the world. Companies are always looking for the next best thing to stay ahead in the competition…

International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing ‘Steers Clear of the Hype’, Announces Full Speaker Lineup

3D printing technology and the industry that has sprung up around it continues to grow with a momentum that seems never-ending. If you have been wondering about its staying power…

Carbon Introduces SpeedCell, an End-to-End Additive Manufacturing Solution that Includes the New M2 3D Printer

It’s been exactly two years since Carbon appeared seemingly out of nowhere with their industry-changing M1 3D printer and CLIP 3D printing technology. The introduction of the technology altered the…

Desktop Metal’s Funding Rises to $97 Million After Investments from Google, BMW and Lowe’s

In October 2015, a 3D printing startup called Desktop Metal emerged out of Burlington, Massachusetts and immediately caught the attention of major investors. Despite the fact that they had no…

Carbon Announces $81 Million in Series C Funding from New and Existing Investors, Accelerates Production for Global Expansion

Since Carbon introduced their industry-changing CLIP technology last year, we’ve been closely following the company as they amass a growing list of customers and partners. Early users of CLIP have delivered…

3D Printing Plays a Role as Elvis Presley’s Long-Lost BMW 507 is Returned to Original Condition–And to the USA

A few of my favorite things in the world just happen to be Elvis, BMWs, and 3D technology. The order could be re-arranged depending on mood—and I’m quite certain I’m…