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Luxury Aircraft Parts 3D Printed with Markforged Systems

While the aerospace giants, like Airbus, are working to get 3D printed components into the largest of jumbo jets, additive manufacturing (AM) in aerospace is continuing apace across the industry….

Aerospace & Defense 3D Printing Composites Launched by Markforged

Considered by many in the industry, but not all, to be the inventor of continuous carbon fiber 3D printing, Massachusetts-based Markforged (NYSE: MKFG) announced the launch of two new composite…

Continuous Composites Sues Markforged for Continuous Fiber 3D Printing

Every industry is ripe with lawsuits, but when the niche is as competitive as it is in 3D printing, we’re bound to see companies taken to court. This may be…

Meat Industry Turns to 3D Printing for On-demand Parts

After the aerospace and medical sectors, industrial manufacturing is the largest segment using 3D printing, according to the “Market Opportunities for Additive Manufacturing in the General Industry and Tooling Sector-2020-2029”…

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Markforged Announces Larger, Faster FX20 Continuous Carbon Fiber 3D Printer

As the 3D printing industry heats up among SPACs, IPOs, acquisitions and just new product releases generally, Markforged has been no stranger to this activity. In addition to announcing an…

CEAD Releases New E50 Printhead for Large-Scale Composite 3D Printing

Since breaking out of desktop 3D printer manufacturing, Lucas Janssen and Maarten Logtenberg have been focused on large-scale 3D printing and composites. With CEAD, the former Leapfrog cofounders are attempting…

3D Printing Bikes: A Pedalution, Part 4 – The Five 40s

In the first installment of this series, we looked at how 3D printing is being used in bicycles before going deeper and also exploring the use into 3D printing for…

3D Printing Bikes: A Pedalution, Part 3 Value Chain Disruptions with 3D Printing

In the first installment of this series, we looked at how 3D printing is being used in bicycles. In the second article, we went deeper and also examined 3D printing…

MINI Electric Pacesetter Features 3D Printed Parts Made from Recycled Carbon Fiber

Though BMW may have discontinued MINI’s mass customization program, it has applied 3D printing in a more unique and interesting way in its FIA Formula E Safety Car, the MINI…

3DPOD Episode 55: Ethan Escowitz, Arris Founder & CEO

Ethan Escowitz, whom we interviewed here, co-founded Arris, which hopes to revolutionize the world of composites. By combining molding and 3D printing, his company’s innovative technology can make parts with…

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BASF Ultrafuse® PET CF15 and BASF Ultrafuse® PAHT CF15 are now available for XYZprinting’s PartPro300 xT

XYZprinting has evaluated and qualified materials from the globe’s leading companies that enable customers to innovate and achieve growth in the additive manufacturing industry. In response to customer’s professional needs,…

Stratasys Announces First Carbon Fiber 3D Printing Filament for F123

Stratasys has introduced a new carbon fiber material for fused deposition modeling (FDM). While the company has had a carbon fiber filament available on their industrial printers for several years,…

Rescue Motorbike Made with 3D Printed Parts

We’ve seen drones and robots used for search and rescue missions, but a group of industrial design engineering and design students from Spain are using FFF 3D printing technology by…

Morphing 3D Printer Nozzle Developed for Carbon Fiber 3D Printing

Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have developed a shape-changing 3D printer nozzle meant to tackle a particular method for 3D printing fiber composites. The nozzle is able to…

Arris Receives Bosch Investment for Additive Molding Process

As noted in our series on the topic, carbon fiber 3D printing is starting to take off. There has yet to be a huge shift in the space, but we…

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Breakthrough Collaborations Drive Additive Manufacturing Innovation

Close collaboration along the additive manufacturing value chain is critical to push the technology to new levels and to develop new application opportunities for 3D printing. The latest product offerings…

Modular Heat Exchanger Made via 3D Printed Molds

You may recognize the name Brett Turnage from the amazingly detailed 3D printed RC cars and motorcycles he makes. But Turnage, founder of BTI LLC, has moved up and is…

Researchers Introduce New LITA Method of Carbon Fiber 3D Printing

Researchers from the University of Delaware are combining thermoset polymers with carbon fiber to make a composite for their new technique: localized in­plane thermal assisted (LITA) 3D printing. Carbon fibers…

Ex-Ferrari Designer Leverages Zortrax 3D Printers for Versatility in Design & Production

The contributions that 3D printing has brought to the automobile industry have been spectacular. And while numerous car manufacturers have been using the technology for prototyping for decades, in the…

Startup Accelerator: 9T Labs Seeks to Make Carbon Fiber 3D Printing Go Industrial

Startup Accelerator is an article series with a focus on new and exciting companies in the 3D printing space, in which 3DPrint.com speaks to startup leadership about their unique technologies…

MakerBot Adds Carbon Fiber Filled Filaments to METHOD Series

With MakerBot’s most recent makeover, the Stratasys subsidiary promised new quality with its desktop 3D printers through the introduction of the METHOD and, later, METHOD X 3D printers. The company…

3D Printing Metal Matrix Composites: Liquid Metal with Carbon Fiber

Of additive manufacturing’s (AM) unique strengths is the ability to process metal more easily than is achievable with subtractive manufacturing, which has the added benefit of producing parts with unique…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 28, 2020

We’re starting with business today, before moving on to materials news, in 3D Printing News Briefs. Xaar’s senior leadership team is making an investment in the company’s future, and the…

Short Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Polyamide Using FDM 3D Printing vs. Polymer Injection Molding

Researchers from Spain are investigating more effective 3D printing materials with different techniques in the recently released ‘Investigation of a Short Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Polyamide and Comparison of Two Manufacturing Processes:…