Defense 3D printing

Navy’s Afloat Additive Manufacturing Program Creates Scalability Model for 3D Printing Industry

A story published this week in National Defense spotlights a new Department of Defense (DoD) program of record (PoR) for fiscal year 2024, the Navy’s Afloat Additive Manufacturing (AM) Program….

High Stakes, High Speed: KVG Acquires 15 Nexa3D HSE 3D Printers to Boost Military Tech

As 3D printing increasingly intersects with defense and military logistics, a new partnership between Nexa3D and mission support logistics firm KVG stresses the growing importance of this technology in strategic…

Latest Earnings Overview for Australian 3D Printing Firms Titomic and AML3D

Australian 3D printing manufacturing firms Titomic (ASX: TTT) and AML3D (ASX: AL3) reported their financial results for the period from July to December 2023, marking the first half of their…

Onward for Velo3D with Optimistic Q1 Outlook, Gaining Momentum in Defense Sector

Just days after Velo3D (NYSE: VLD) revealed a brutal earnings report, the company is showing some signs of recovery, announcing bookings totaling $27 million since mid-December. What’s more, Velo3D shared…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: March 24, 2024

We’ve got a very busy week of webinars and events, starting with Global Industrie Paris and a members-only roundtable for AM Coalition. Stratasys will continue its advanced in-person training and…

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Pressing Refresh: What CEO Brad Kreger and Velo3D Have Learned About Running a 3D Printing Company

To whatever extent a business is successful thanks to specialization, businesses will nonetheless always be holistic entities. A company isn’t a bunch of compartments that all happen to share the…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: February 25, 2024

It’s another busy week of webinars and events in the AM industry, including Silicone Expo Europe in Amsterdam, an open house for Massivit in North America, and the AM for…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 24, 2024: Large-Format Metal AM, Personalized Medicine, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about metal and medical 3D printing. 3D Phoenix is Meltio’s sales partner in Poland, while Farsoon partnered with Deep Blue Aerospace to…

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A Great Transformation: Advanced Manufacturing’s Future is in the National Defense Industrial Strategy

One of my favorite books was written against the backdrop of World War 2, centered around an argument aiming to explain the long-term causes for that conflict. Karl Polanyi’s The…

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Zeda Officially Opens Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Ohio with Velo3D Happy Hour

A month after PrinterPrezz and subsidiary Vertex Manufacturing rebranded as Zeda last year, I had the opportunity to visit the company’s new advanced manufacturing digital foundry in Ohio. At the…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: January 14, 2024

Things are picking back up in the 3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup this week! MILAM 2024 will take place in Florida, while SprintRay and Stratasys are offering both virtual…

Creating the Department of Defense’s Largest 3D Printing Repository

In a unique initiative that marks a shift in the U.S. defense supply chain, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) partnered with BMNT, an innovation consultancy, to overcome the limitations of…

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The U.S. Navy’s 3D Printing Innovation Is just Getting Warmed up

Back in September, Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc. (BPMI) awarded a contract to ATI Inc. to build a metal additive manufacturing (AM) facility in the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida area, in support…

America Makes and NCDMM Funding Now Tops $729M for American 3D Printing and Beyond

In a significant move to advance the U.S. manufacturing sector, the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and America Makes have recently announced substantial ceiling increases on their…

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US Department of Defense to Spend $1.8B on 3D Printing in 2032, Says First Intelligence Report on Defense from AMR

Additive Manufacturing (AM) Research (formerly SmarTech Analysis) has published its first ever intelligence report on the 3D printing market for defense, “Additive Manufacturing for Military and Defense.” Among other highlights,…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 21, 2023: 3D Printed Molds, Bridges, & More

We’ll kick things off in 3D Printing News Briefs with business, and then move on to critical spare parts for the battleground, an analysis of 3D printed vs. wood molds,…

US Secretary of Navy Attends Groundbreaking for Naval 3D Printing Center Summit

The third annual Accelerated Training in Defense Manufacturing (ATDM) and Navy Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM COE) Summit was held October 10-12 in Danville, VA, at the Institute for…

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Buys SPEE3D Metal 3D Printers

SPEE3D, the Australian original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of cold spray additive manufacturing (CSAM) platforms, has been awarded a contract by the Japanese Ministry of Defense to purchase both WarpSPEE3D and…

US Army Looks to Ramp up 3D Printed Auto Parts

At the 15th Annual Ground Vehicle Systems (GVS) Engineering & Technology Symposium, held this week in Novi, Michigan, Eric Wetzel of the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) announced that the…

3D Printing Financials: Markforged Beats, Velo3D Misses

Two 3D printing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Markforged (NYSE: MKFG) and Velo3D (NYSE: VLD), both reported their Q2 earnings after market close on August 10. Markforged reported in-line earnings per…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 10, 2023: Flame Retardant Material, Military Training, & More

We’re starting off with materials news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as 3D Systems introduced new materials to expand the capabilities of its SLA and Figure 4 platforms. Moving…

Metal 3D Printing as Strategic Economics: CTO Steven Camilleri on SPEE3D’s Vision

When writing about emerging companies, especially in tech-heavy spaces, it’s always tempting to try to use Apple as a frame of reference. I try to fight that temptation in terms…

UK’s Royal Air Force Assesses Potential of 3D Printed Metal Parts for Aerospace

The UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) is currently in the process of assessing the quality of metal aerospace components produced with additive manufacturing (AM), as part of a UK Ministry…

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The Other Side of the Frontier: Lessons from the Large Scale Additive Action Team Conference

A new cultural frontier is emerging, one which will continue to shape the planet’s political and economic fate for the rest of this century and beyond. It is not a…