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Hidden Gems: 3D Printed Heatsinks

You’ve probably already seen some 3D printed heatsink articles pass you by over the years, but are heatsinks a footnote or our future? In 2016, ORNL told us that, “Increased…

Holo Wants to 3D Print Millions of Copper Heatsink Parts Per Year

I’m very excited about Holo, a company that aims to take a slurry digital light processing (DLP) technology to sinter metal parts to the heatsinks industry. By creating cost-effective, topology-optimized…

Digital Metal Introduces Pure Copper 3D Printing to Binder Jetting Portfolio

The bound metal printing (BMP) segment has experienced a great deal of renewed interest due to the activities of such companies as Desktop Metal, Markforged, and ExOne, but we can’t…

Silver, Copper, & Tungsten Combined to Make Antiviral “COVID-Killing” 3D Printing Material

As much as we all hoped it would be gone by now, COVID-19 is still spreading around the world, and so the pandemic continues. But, an interdisciplinary team of scientists…

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NASA Advances New Alloys and Scale of Metal Additive Manufacturing

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Paul Gradl will be speaking at 3DPrint.com’s upcoming AMS online industry summit (Feb 9-10, 2021). Register here. Additive manufacturing (AM) has enabled new and significant design and manufacturing…

Desktop Metal Announces Pure Copper 3D Printing for Studio System

Desktop Metal has announced the latest material for its Studio System metal 3D printer: pure copper. This is a significant development for the product line, as it enables the production…

Additive Drives to 3D Print Better Electric Engines with AM Ventures Investment

German electric motor components company Additive Drives GmbH has received a “seven-digit seed investment from AM Ventures.” Presumably, that would mean that they got at least a €10,000.10 investment? Or…

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Tackle “New Normal” with the Wikifactory #SafeToPlay Design Challenge

Online design and collaboration community Wikifactory has initiated a design challenge, being held from the June 8 to July 5. The “Let’s make it #SafeToPlay! Design Challenge” is being run…

3D Printing and COVID-19: Reusable Metal Filters Being Tested by ExOne

There is a flurry of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) activity in response to the medical supply shortages caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, with some work being directed toward what may…

3D Printing and COVID-19, April 15, 2020 Update

Companies, organizations and individuals continue to attempt to lend support to the COVID-19 pandemic supply effort. We will be providing regular updates about these initiatives where necessary in an attempt to ensure…

Markforged Introduces Pure 3D Printable Copper

Markforged has announced the release of a new metal material for its Metal X 3D printer: copper. Due to the comparatively low-cost of the Metal X system, this makes Markforged…

The State of 3D Printing in Industrial Goods, Part Five

After exploring the end users, manufacturers and service bureaus involved in the 3D printing of parts for general industrial applications, we’ll be taking a look at the metal materials that…

China: 3D Microstructure Copper Electroforming with 3D Printed Substrates

Chinese researchers are experimenting with new ways to 3D print using metal, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Experimental Study on Three-Dimensional Microstructure Copper Electroforming Based on 3D Printing…

Rochester Institute of Technology: Creating Reactive Metal Inks for 3D Printing

In the recently published ‘Three Dimensional Digital Alloying with Reactive Metal Inks,’ author Chaitanya G. Mahajan submitted a dissertation for a PhD at the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at…

Investigating the Effects of 3D Printing Temperatures on Copper Metal PLA Composites

In ‘Effect of Printing Temperature on Mechanical Properties of Copper Metal Polylactide Acid,’ authors Mohd Fara Zureel Ikhqwan bin Mohd Arpan and Lim Joon Hoong outline their findings regarding metal…

3D Printing with SPEE3D: It’s About Standard Parts and Low Costs, Not Sophistication

At last year’s RAPID + TCT, we spoke with Australian startup SPEE3D about its patented supersonic 3D deposition (SP3D) technology and award-wining, large-format LightSPEE3D 3D printer, which is capable of…

Interview With 3DInductors About 3D Printing Pure Copper Induction Coils With EBM

Recently we told you about 3DInductors. This is a new service that lets you 3D print pure copper induction coils. 3DInductors was developed by GH Induction which is a part of…

Research Group Creates 3D Printed Sensor that Changes Color When Exposed to Wet Conditions

A collaborative group of scientists from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the Institute for Materials Science in Madrid (ICMM-CSIC), and the…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 22, 2019

We’ve got some exciting dental news to share first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – Stratasys just announced its new full-color dental 3D printer at LMT Lab Day. Moving…

Researchers Use Single Mode 1 kW Fiber Laser to 3D Print Pure Copper Powder

As of right now, selective laser melting (SLM. DMLS, Powder Bed Fusion) is suitable mainly for 3D printing copper alloys. But it would be better to print pure copper (Cu),…

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…

Washington State Researchers Simplify Multi Material 3D Printing

Multimaterial 3D printing has become slightly more common recently, but it’s still complicated and difficult, especially in industrial 3D printing. Single material 3D printing is still much more common, but…

Desktop Metal is “Excited to Contribute to the Industry with Our Technology” as Metal 3D Printing Excites the Market

A year after exploding onto the scene at RAPID + TCT 2017, Boston-based Desktop Metal was back to the event for the 2018 edition, slightly more sedate — if you…

Temple Roofs in India Receiving a 3D Printed Copper Makeover

While plastics like PLA and ABS will always have a major place in the 3D printing world, metal has obviously been receiving a lot of attention in recent years, as…