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One-Third of GE Aviation's New Turboprop Engine Will Consist of 3D Printed Metal Components

One-Third of GE Aviation's New Turboprop Engine Will Consist of 3D Printed Metal Components

A new entry from GE Reports breaks down how 3D printing technology is responsible for a new era in the field of aircraft design, and GE Aviation has been along on the ride for years. The General Electric subsidiary, one of the top aircraft engine suppliers in the world, has long been using 3D printing technology to […]

A new entry from GE Reports breaks down how 3D printing technology is responsible for a new era in the field of aircraft design, and GE Aviation has been along on the ride for years. The General Electric subsidiary, one of the top aircraft engine suppliers in the...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 23, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 23, 2018

We’re starting off with some major medical news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – Materialise is the first company in the world to receive FDA clearance for 3D printed diagnostic, anatomical models. Research was shared on 3D printed bone scaffolds at the American Association for Dental Research annual meeting, and the University of Delaware […]

We’re starting off with some major medical news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – Materialise is the first company in the world to receive FDA clearance for 3D printed diagnostic, anatomical models. Research was shared on 3D printed bone scaffolds...
3D Printing Business: Inside Protolabs

3D Printing Business: Inside Protolabs

Prototyping is a critical part of manufacturing, and in this business, time is money. Minnesota-based Protolabs Inc. understands this, having been founded on the basis of providing speedier services to enhance the workflow for industry and now positioning itself as “the world’s fastest manufacturer of custom prototypes and on-demand production parts.” Over the company’s nearly two-decade […]

Prototyping is a critical part of manufacturing, and in this business, time is money. Minnesota-based Protolabs Inc. understands this, having been founded on the basis of providing speedier services to enhance the workflow for industry and now positioning itself...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 6, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 6, 2018

We’re jumping right into business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new study and a grant announcement. Roboze signed a distribution agreement with a new reseller in France, and Additive Industries is moving into a new factory that’s got a lot more space than its current facility. Sculpteo is partnering with […]

We’re jumping right into business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new study and a grant announcement. Roboze signed a distribution agreement with a new reseller in France, and Additive Industries is moving into a new factory...
Education and Metal 3D Printing: GE Additive Announces New AEP Cycle, Work with Bosch to Optimize and Redesign Oil Header

Education and Metal 3D Printing: GE Additive Announces New AEP Cycle, Work with Bosch to Optimize and Redesign Oil Header

Last year, GE Additive announced that it would invest $10 million over five years in the educational initiative GE Additive Education Program (AEP). The initiative was designed to nurture and develop the skills of tomorrow’s additive manufacturing experts, starting with making sure that students have access to the necessary resources and equipment – like polymer and metal 3D printers. […]

Last year, GE Additive announced that it would invest $10 million over five years in the educational initiative GE Additive Education Program (AEP). The initiative was designed to nurture and develop the skills of tomorrow’s additive manufacturing experts, starting...
3D Printing News Briefs: January 19, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: January 19, 2018

We’re all business today in 3D Printing News Briefs, covering stories about everything from investments, grants, and executives to awards and new machines. SCRA announced an investment in 3D prosthetics company Extremiti3D by its entrepreneurial SC Launch, Inc. program, and Roush made a major investment in metal additive manufacturing. A prominent member of the adidas […]

We’re all business today in 3D Printing News Briefs, covering stories about everything from investments, grants, and executives to awards and new machines. SCRA announced an investment in 3D prosthetics company Extremiti3D by its entrepreneurial SC Launch, Inc....
3D Printing Transitions: Mohammad Ehteshami to Retire From GE Additive; Jason Oliver Steps in as CEO

3D Printing Transitions: Mohammad Ehteshami to Retire From GE Additive; Jason Oliver Steps in as CEO

GE Additive today introduced Jason Oliver as its new CEO and Vice President, in an announcement that came also with the news that Vice President and General Manager Mohammad Ehteshami will be retiring later this year. Oliver will be leading the GE Additive operations including Concept Laser, Arcam, and GeonX, reporting to GE Vice Chairman […]

GE Additive today introduced Jason Oliver as its new CEO and Vice President, in an announcement that came also with the news that Vice President and General Manager Mohammad Ehteshami will be retiring later this year. Oliver will be leading the GE Additive operations...
3D Printing Business: Inside GE Additive

3D Printing Business: Inside GE Additive

The GE Additive Technology Center (ATC) in Cincinnati, Ohio is housed in a former Dell building that has become the center for GE Additive‘s latest efforts in additive manufacturing since its 2015 opening. More than 350 employees and over 100 metal additive manufacturing systems now work in the facility, which I was invited to visit […]

The GE Additive Technology Center (ATC) in Cincinnati, Ohio is housed in a former Dell building that has become the center for GE Additive‘s latest efforts in additive manufacturing since its 2015 opening. More than 350 employees and over 100 metal additive...
GE Additive Opens New Customer Experience Center in Munich

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 in Munich, a $15 million investment that will house as many as 50 GE Additive employees. The 2,700-square-foot center is co-located with GE’s European Technology […]

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 in Munich, a...
Concept Laser Breaks Ground on New 3D Printing Facility

Concept Laser Breaks Ground on New 3D Printing Facility

Toward the end of last year, GE acquired Concept Laser, maker of LaserCUSING metal 3D printing technology and responsible for the commercialization of the first metal additive manufacturing machine. As part of the acquisition, GE was to invest in Concept Laser‘s Lichtenfels, Germany headquarters, which would become a major German hub for the company. Now, […]

Toward the end of last year, GE acquired Concept Laser, maker of LaserCUSING metal 3D printing technology and responsible for the commercialization of the first metal additive manufacturing machine. As part of the acquisition, GE was to invest in Concept Laser‘s...
Maturation in 3D Printing Evident in Expansion at formnext 2017

Maturation in 3D Printing Evident in Expansion at formnext 2017

Frankfurt played host from November 14th through 17th to tens of thousands of members of the 3D printing community. According to the organizers behind formnext 2017, more than 21,492 attendees walked the two halls making up this year’s event, visiting with 470 exhibiting companies for conversations spanning booths, conference presentations, hallway encounters, scheduled interviews, impromptu […]

Frankfurt played host from November 14th through 17th to tens of thousands of members of the 3D printing community. According to the organizers behind formnext 2017, more than 21,492 attendees walked the two halls making up this year’s event, visiting with 470...
The Journey with GE Additive: Concept Laser CEO Details Plans for Metal Additive Manufacturing

The Journey with GE Additive: Concept Laser CEO Details Plans for Metal Additive Manufacturing

We’ve been expecting big things since mid-2016 when global giant General Electric (GE) announced its billion-dollar intentions in the additive manufacturing industry. With more big names getting into 3D printing, growth in the industry has seen an undeniable pickup of momentum. 3D printing is growing up, and major investments from major players are a key […]

We’ve been expecting big things since mid-2016 when global giant General Electric (GE) announced its billion-dollar intentions in the additive manufacturing industry. With more big names getting into 3D printing, growth in the industry has seen an undeniable pickup of...
Industrial 3D Printing Draws the Additive Manufacturing Community to formnext 2017

Industrial 3D Printing Draws the Additive Manufacturing Community to formnext 2017

Frankfurt has been drawing the crowds together as the 3D printing industry gathers for formnext 2017. The event kicked off yesterday at Messe Frankfurt, bigger than ever before with 471 exhibitors from 33 countries filling 28,000 square meters of exhibit hall space spread over, for the first time, two halls at Frankfurt Messe. Conference organizers […]

Frankfurt has been drawing the crowds together as the 3D printing industry gathers for formnext 2017. The event kicked off yesterday at Messe Frankfurt, bigger than ever before with 471 exhibitors from 33 countries filling 28,000 square meters of exhibit hall space...
GE Additive Unveils First BETA Metal Additive Manufacturing System for Project A.T.L.A.S.

GE Additive Unveils First BETA Metal Additive Manufacturing System for Project A.T.L.A.S.

Over the past decade, GE has invested approximately $1.5 billion in manufacturing and additive technologies, and at last year’s formnext, the world was introduced to GE Additive for the first time, not long after the company made a major investment in metal additive manufacturing by acquiring controlling shares in Concept Laser and Arcam. GE Additive was established […]

Over the past decade, GE has invested approximately $1.5 billion in manufacturing and additive technologies, and at last year’s formnext, the world was introduced to GE Additive for the first time, not long after the company made a major investment in metal...
Metal 3D Printing with Machine Learning: GE Tells Us About Smarter Additive Manufacturing

Metal 3D Printing with Machine Learning: GE Tells Us About Smarter Additive Manufacturing

It’s no secret that global giant GE has a lot at stake as metal 3D printing makes headway as an advanced manufacturing technique in such part-critical industries as aerospace. Tight tolerances in applications that don’t allow for room for error, as well as heavy investment into metal additive manufacturing, have made advances in the technology […]

It’s no secret that global giant GE has a lot at stake as metal 3D printing makes headway as an advanced manufacturing technique in such part-critical industries as aerospace. Tight tolerances in applications that don’t allow for room for error, as well as...
GKN and GE Additive to Work Together as Partners in 3D Printing

GKN and GE Additive to Work Together as Partners in 3D Printing

This week is a busy one for GKN, which just announced that it would be creating a new division called GKN Additive to consolidate all of its additive manufacturing activities into one area. The division, operating from several centers of excellence located in four countries, encompasses the entire additive manufacturing process, from powder production to […]

This week is a busy one for GKN, which just announced that it would be creating a new division called GKN Additive to consolidate all of its additive manufacturing activities into one area. The division, operating from several centers of excellence located in four...
Luxury Meets Dental Hygiene with Zare's 3D Printed Metal Toothbrush

Luxury Meets Dental Hygiene with Zare's 3D Printed Metal Toothbrush

What do you look for in a toothbrush? I’m not too picky, myself – I like a toothbrush that will last a while, and that doesn’t cost too much. I also prefer the angled bristles. That’s about it – but if you’re someone who considers your toothbrush to be a fashion statement, you’re not going […]

What do you look for in a toothbrush? I’m not too picky, myself – I like a toothbrush that will last a while, and that doesn’t cost too much. I also prefer the angled bristles. That’s about it – but if you’re someone who considers...
3D Printing Patent Landscape

3D Printing Patent Landscape

The field of 3D printing has been growing rapidly for years.  It has applications in many areas of life and the economy, such as healthcare, aerospace, and parts replacement.  3D printing also reshapes supply chains and democratizes manufacturing.  Fueled by this growth, 3D printing-related patent filings are trending upward. The graph and table below show […]

The field of 3D printing has been growing rapidly for years.  It has applications in many areas of life and the economy, such as healthcare, aerospace, and parts replacement.  3D printing also reshapes supply chains and democratizes manufacturing.  Fueled by this...
Comparison of Metal 3D Printing -- Part One: Powder Bed Fusion

Comparison of Metal 3D Printing -- Part One: Powder Bed Fusion

Metal 3D printing is a burgeoning area at the moment. Many companies are investing in metal 3D printing systems and the market is growing quickly. There are a number of different metal 3D printing technologies out there. In this article we’ll give you an overview of the major technologies and vendors in the space. In […]

Metal 3D printing is a burgeoning area at the moment. Many companies are investing in metal 3D printing systems and the market is growing quickly. There are a number of different metal 3D printing technologies out there. In this article we’ll give you an overview of...
Metal 3D Printing Set to Improve Delicate Surgical Procedures

Metal 3D Printing Set to Improve Delicate Surgical Procedures

3D printing has had a major impact on many areas, from automobiles and aerospace to consumer products and education to scientific research. But the one that always fascinates me the most is how 3D technology has changed the face of medicine, and specifically surgery. From 3D imaging and 3D printed patient-specific models, which as we know […]

3D printing has had a major impact on many areas, from automobiles and aerospace to consumer products and education to scientific research. But the one that always fascinates me the most is how 3D technology has changed the face of medicine, and specifically surgery....
3D Printing News Briefs: June 24, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 24, 2017

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we have some more partnership announcements in what has become a partnership-heavy week, as well as a couple of 3D printed devices that have received FDA clearance. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore has partnered with PTT Global Chemical for the development of advanced 3D printing materials for […]

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we have some more partnership announcements in what has become a partnership-heavy week, as well as a couple of 3D printed devices that have received FDA clearance. Nanyang Technological University,...
Recreating Ancient Heritage Through 3D Printing

Recreating Ancient Heritage Through 3D Printing

In the 19th century, an Austrian mine operator named Johann Georg Ramsauer working near Hallstatt, Austria encountered a sizable prehistoric cemetery containing more than 1,000 burial sites. The graves were of men, women, and children who had lived and died in this area between 800 and 500 BCE during what has come to be known as […]

In the 19th century, an Austrian mine operator named Johann Georg Ramsauer working near Hallstatt, Austria encountered a sizable prehistoric cemetery containing more than 1,000 burial sites. The graves were of men, women, and children who had lived and died in this...
GE Additive and Oerlikon Team Up to Advance Industrialization of 3D Printing

GE Additive and Oerlikon Team Up to Advance Industrialization of 3D Printing

2017 has been the year of partnerships for Oerlikon. The Swiss company has been pursuing additive manufacturing with new intensity over the past six months or so, opening a new advanced materials manufacturing facility towards the end of 2016 and forming 3D printing research partnerships earlier this year. This week, Oerlikon has been busy attending the […]

2017 has been the year of partnerships for Oerlikon. The Swiss company has been pursuing additive manufacturing with new intensity over the past six months or so, opening a new advanced materials manufacturing facility towards the end of 2016 and forming 3D printing...
The Incredible Shrinking Antenna: 3D Printing Reduces 100 Components to 1

The Incredible Shrinking Antenna: 3D Printing Reduces 100 Components to 1

One thing that 3D printing is particularly good at doing is making things smaller. I’m not just talking about high-resolution 3D printers capable of 3D printing on the nanoscale, although those have certainly done some remarkable things. I’m also referring to the technology’s ability to take large, complex assemblies and reduce them, in some cases, […]

One thing that 3D printing is particularly good at doing is making things smaller. I’m not just talking about high-resolution 3D printers capable of 3D printing on the nanoscale, although those have certainly done some remarkable things. I’m also referring...
GE Additive to Introduce ATLAS: World's Largest Laser-Powder Additive Manufacturing System

GE Additive to Introduce ATLAS: World's Largest Laser-Powder Additive Manufacturing System

Last year at formnext, GE introduced GE Additive. Set for formal unveiling at formnext 2017, GE today introduced its development project, ATLAS. With a build envelope of one cubic meter, the machine is big news — so big, in fact, it’s set to be the world’s largest laser-powder additive manufacturing machine. This is news we’ve […]

Last year at formnext, GE introduced GE Additive. Set for formal unveiling at formnext 2017, GE today introduced its development project, ATLAS. With a build envelope of one cubic meter, the machine is big news — so big, in fact, it’s set to be the...
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