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3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: June 9, 2024

It’s another busy week of 3D printing events, with a few webinars thrown in the mix as well! Advanced Manufacturing for Defense by IDGA, in collaboration with ASTM International, is…

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The State of Metal 3D Printing: ADDiTEC, Nikon SLM Solutions, Additive Industries

Alongside other sectors of the additive manufacturing (AM) sector—such as materials, software, and post-processing—the metal 3D printing industry is in the process of a disruptive transformation, with technologies like directed…

Aussie RVs Receive 3D Printing Boost from $1.16M Government Grant

When air travel took a backseat during the pandemic, road trips in RVs surged in popularity. With international travel plummeting by a staggering 73% in 2020, domestic adventures on four…

First Production Metal 3D Printer Delivered by Mantle

Mantle, a Bay Area startup focused on metal 3D printing for tooling, announced that it is extending its market reach by delivering a P-200 printer and F-200 furnace to customer…

New CNC Machining Technique from Thermwood Mirrors Layered 3D Printing Processes

Machine manufacturer Thermwood has announced its latest fabrication innovation, a technique it refers to as Cut Layer Additive (CLA). The process is actually a form of CNC machining, Thermwood’s bread…

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On the Ground at Zeda’s New 3D Printing Facility with Shri Shetty and Greg Morris

Last month, Silicon Valley-based PrinterPrezz and its Cincinnati, Ohio subsidiary Vertex Manufacturing announced that they were rebranding as part of their growth strategy, and Zeda was born. The California company…

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MiddleGround Capital Announces Intent to Acquire 3D Printing Bureaus

The additive manufacturing (AM) industry is currently experiencing an interesting set of roll-ups related to 3D printing service bureaus. Given the pace of the sector and the number of smaller…

DMG Mori and Illinois Tech Announce Plans for National Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Illinois has long served as a hub for the United States, located partway between the financial and political centers of the East Coast and the frontiers of the West. It…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 22, 2022: Sustainability, Batteries, & More

We start with a metal AM sustainability report in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then a new 3D printing process that offers novel energy storage design options. The Navy…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 8, 2022: Sales Reps, Robotic 3D Printer, & More

We’re kicking things off with a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as nScrypt has signed new reps in four countries and B9Creations has opened a…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: August 21, 2022

We’ve got another interesting round of webinars and events coming up this week! 3D Systems is attending an investment casting expo, ASTM International has reached the end of its virtual…

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Myth Busting: CNC Machining vs. 3D Printing

3D printers have quietly been transforming production lines at some of the world’s leading manufacturers. Once considered primarily for prototyping; advancements in materials and productivity have made 3D printers a…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 14, 2022: Materials & Medical Applications

We’re starting with some materials news in 3D Printing News Briefs, as Braskem has added to its filament range and ORNL has been studying a photovoltaic material. Moving on, Lumos…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 19, 2022: Metal 3D Printing, Research, & More

Kicking things off in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Sciaky will deliver what it calls the “world’s largest” metal electron beam DED 3D printer to an aerospace customer. In research,…

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Which is Better, CNC or 3D Printing? The Difference between CNC Machining and 3D Printing

CNC machining and 3D printing are two common processing techniques. There are similarities and differences between them. Both of them have their own advantages and will bring benefits to the…

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3D Printing vs. CNC Machining

What’s the Best Way to Make Your Part? CNC machining is a common subtractive manufacturing technology. Unlike 3D printing, the process typically begins with a solid block of material (blank)…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 20, 2021

We’ve got a lot of research to share with you today, starting with a study on scattering-aware color 3D printing and then a project with the goal of optimizing 3D…

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CNC Machining, 3D Printing, or Rapid Tooling: Which Process is the Best for Prototype Manufacturing

In the manufacturing business, prototypes are a crucial part of the design process. New product inventors need to test the viability of a new part in the market before going…

Shapeways Adds Six Traditional Manufacturing Methods to Digital Platform

Less than a month ago, global digital manufacturing platform Shapeways became the latest AM industry company to announce that it was going public through an Agreement and Plan of Merger and…

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Six Reasons Why 3D Printing Is the Future

It seems hard to believe that the first-ever 3D printer was created way back in 1983. In the intervening years, technology has clearly evolved, and new developments are announced almost…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, July 19, 2020

A variety of topics will be covered in this week’s webinar and virtual event roundup, including additive manufacturing in aerospace, CAMWorks, product management, post-processing, and more. Read on to learn…

Hybrid 3D Printing Profile: DMG Mori

DMG Mori is one of the largest machine builders worldwide, generating about $3 billion in revenue each from its Japanese and German divisions. Though its position in the 3D printing…

Unmet Fate: What if CNC Hadn’t Been Invented?

In David Noble’s book, Forces of Production: A Social History of Industrial Automation, the late York University professor examined the history of machine tool automation in the U.S. Noble argues…

OpenHybrid Project Complete: Hybrid Machines with CNC Machining and DED 3D Printing Capabilities

In October 2016, the three-year OpenHybrid project began, a part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The project was designed to address current hybrid manufacturing systems’…