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Siemens Increases Attention on US 3D Printing Landscape

Global industrial giant Siemens has announced that the company is taking steps to help bolster the US additive manufacturing (AM) industry. The efforts will surround Siemens’ Charlotte Advanced Technology Collaboration…

Measure AM Value, Not AM Printers

In our previous article, “RIP 3D Printing. Long Live AM!” we suggested that the paradigm was shifting.  It is moving away from the printer OEM being the center of the…

MiniWAAM to Boost R&D into Wire Arc Metal 3D Printing

Wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) is a low-cost technology capable of quickly building metal components. While not accurate enough for many applications, it excels in producing large and inexpensive items…

3DPOD Episode 201: Aerospace Manufacturing with Oluseun Taiwo, Solideon CEO

Oluseun Taiwo began working with Optomec’s take on directed energy deposition (DED), LENS, as a student and later gained experience at Argonne National Laboratory, Rocket Lab, Arconic, Virgin Orbit, and…

US Army Contracts 3YOURMIND & Phillips Corp. for 3D Printed Tank Parts Identification

The US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) has awarded 3YOURMIND and Phillips Corporation Federal Division a contract to develop part identification solutions for tanks….

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Can Higher Power Density Engines Lead to Broader 3D Printing Use?

Traditionally, when it comes to sports cars, interest has centered around metrics such as horsepower per cubic inch and power-to-weight ratios. These metrics are calculated and interpreted differently by various…

Kings 3D Introduces Five New 3D Printers Ahead of TCT Asia

In the weeks leading up to TCT Asia, the 3D printing scene in China is already bustling with activity and product promotion. Among the companies taking part is stereolithography (SLA)…

Nikon’s New Metal 3D Printer Uses 3D Scanning for Part Repair and Quality Control

Nikon has released the Lasermeister LM300A, a directed energy deposition (DED) system, along with the Lasermeister SB100 3D scanner. These two are designed to be used together. You can place…

Japanese EDM Maker Sodick Invests in Italy’s Prima Additive for Metal 3D Printing

Japanese machine tool leader Sodick, a company with $400 million in revenue and 3,500 employees, has upped the ante into the additive manufacturing (AM) sector by investing in Prima Additive,…

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First Metal 3D Printer in Space Heads to ISS

French OEM AddUp, in collaboration with Airbus, has delivered the first metal 3D printer for space to the European Space Agency (ESA). This printer was launched on NASA’s Mission NG-20,…

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ADAXIS: Navigating Robotic Additive Manufacturing with a US Market Focus

ADAXIS, a French-Swedish software company established in 2021, has become a key player in the field of Robotic Additive Manufacturing by offering advanced tool-pathing software solutions. The company is dedicated…

Norsk Titanium Ships Metal 3D Printed Parts to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Norsk Titanium (NTI.OL) has long been blazing a path in the challenging field of producing flight-critical hardware using directed energy deposition (DED). Achieving a significant milestone, the Norwegian firm successfully…

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Current and Future Applications for Directed Energy Deposition

Directed energy deposition (DED) has emerged as a transformative technology, with its inherent ability to build new components, repair existing components, and enhance performance through multi-material solutions. This technology operates…

Why Choose Metal Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing for Your Business

Metal powder bed fusion (MPBF) is a 3D printing technology where a high-powered energy source  fuses particles of metal powder into complex shapes. MPBF is a popular metal 3D printing…

Norsk Titanium’s Airbus Qualification Marks a Turning Point

Norsk Titanium (Euronext: NTI, OTCQX: NORSF), known for its patented Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) technology for titanium, has recently achieved a significant milestone. The company announced its qualification and initial…

AM Data Slice: What Is the Fastest Growing Metal 3D Printing Technology?

SmarTech Analysis has entered a new era as the rebranded Additive Manufacturing Research (AMR). With a new name comes a new feature for 3DPrint.com: the AM Data Slice. Every week,…

Metal 3D Printing Market Set to Grow to $5.4B in 2023, Says AM Research Report

The seventh edition of the “Metal AM Markets: 2023” report from Additive Manufacturing Research (“AMR”, formerly SmarTech Analysis) indicates a strong future for the metal additive manufacturing (AM) sector despite…

MX3D to Unveil New Metal 3D Printer at Formnext Forum Austin

Amsterdam-based MX3D is set to unveil its newest robotic wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) platform, MX Metal AM System, at Formnext Forum Austin. Created in response to demand from various…

GKN Soars into 3D Printing with New DED Metal 3D Printer and Materialise Partnership

The 2023 Paris Air Show saw GKN take yet another major step forward, with the third iteration of its directed energy deposition (DED) 3D printer. At the event, the British…

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3D Printed Rocket from Relativity Space Successfully Lifts Entire AM Industry

On March 22, 2023 at 11:25 p.m. EST, Relativity Space successfully launched the world’s first 3D printed rocket, as a part of a flight test the company named “Good Luck,…

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Norsk 3D Prints Titanium Parts for Semiconductor Market

Norsk Titanium, a metal additive manufacturing (AM) company based in Norway, announced that the company has made its first commercial delivery of parts for the semiconductor market. Using its patented…

The Future of Directed Energy Deposition is Unbounded

“Well, that depends…” I said. “On what?” he said. “It depends on what you want out of the process,” I emphasized. “All I want is a finished metal part just…

Parts, Not Prints – AMS Speaker Spotlight

At the Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) event in New York City I have the double pleasure of being involved in two panels:  Moderating the Future of DED and WAAM and…

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Directed Energy Deposition: The Pathway to Large Format Metal 3D Printing – AMS Speaker Spotlight

While AM has been dubbed as the 4th industrial revolution, it has made minimal in-roads into the arena of large part manufacturing. Among all the metal AM technologies, Directed Energy…