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How Will 3D Printing Impact Supply Chain Resilience in 2024?

At the end of 2023, the Biden Administration announced the development of a task force dedicated to supply chain resilience. A month later, the Department of Defense (DoD) published its…

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The Red Sea Supply Chain Disruptions: an Opportunity for Distributed 3D Printing

Starting in October 2023, militants backed by Iran and based out of Yemen — referred to as the ‘Houthi movement’ because of their association with the Houthi tribe — began…

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Design Software Mega-Merger: Synopsys Plans to Buy Ansys for $35B

A funny thing happened on the way to all of the hypothetical additive manufacturing (AM) mega-mergers floated throughout 2023: none of them ended up taking place. Despite the fact that…

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German Automotive Giant MAN Truck & Bus Taps Replique for 3D Printed Spare Parts

MAN Truck & Bus, the Munich-based, leading producer of commercial vehicles, has collaborated with BASF spin-out Replique, a digital manufacturing platform also based in Germany, to 3D print spare parts….

Defense Contractor Austal USA Orders AML3D’s Largest-Ever ARCEMY Metal 3D Printer

Austal USA, an Alabama-based subsidiary of Australian shipbuilder Austal, has purchased an ARCEMY 6700 metal 3D printer from AML3D, which the latter says will be the largest machine that it…

Venture Formed to Develop Distributed 3D Printing Network in UAE

Assembrix Ltd, a Tel Aviv-based software company specializing in cloud-based platforms for additive manufacturing (AM), has formed a partnership with Abu Dhabi’s Economic Value Add Program (EVAP) Investment to develop…

Distributed 3D Printing Has Arrived: Markforged CEO Shai Terem Explains New Digital Source Platform

I think Shai Terem is onto something: “What did Apple do? They came with great hardware, great software, and they connected the content creators to it — they went to…

US Navy Awards AML3D $2M Contract to 3D Print Submarine Part

AML3D, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of wire additive manufacturing (AM) platforms based in Adelaide, Australia, has won a $2 million contract from the US Navy to print a non…

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Parts in the New Apple Watch Ultra to Reportedly be 3D Printed

According to a Medium post by financial analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who covers Apple for Hong Kong investment bank TF International, the next version of the Apple Watch Ultra will feature…

Authentise’s “Threads” Is a Collaborative Engineering Platform for Smart Manufacturing

Authentise, a London-based workflow software provider specializing in additive manufacturing (AM), announced the release of its latest product, Threads. A collaborative engineering and project management solution, Threads’ development was aided…

U.S. Marines and Navy Collaborate on Tactical 3D Printing Kits

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division announced that it is partnering with the US Marine Corps (USMC) on completing the final testing phases for a new 3D printing tactical…

3D Printing IIoT Startup Handddle Renews Collaboration with French Air and Space Force

Handddle, a French startup specializing in the development of additive manufacturing (AM) solutions optimized for the industrial internet of things (IIoT), announced that it has renewed a partnership with the…

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Distributed Manufacturing Will Help Address America’s Megasite Shortage

Against a global context characterized by endlessly proliferating and often mutually contradictory economic signals, the latest development to reinforce that narrative is a frustratingly straightforward one: geography. According to a…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 16, 2023: AMUG, 3D Printed Antennas, & More

We’re kicking off 3D Printing News Briefs with event news, as AMUG has announced the keynote speakers for its 2023 conference. Moving on, Quickparts adopted the Materialise CO-AM platform, and…

Velo3D Validates Distributed 3D Printing for Oil and Gas

One of the competitive edges inherent in additive manufacturing (AM) that giant global corporate operations seem most intrigued by is the potential to create distributed supply chains. At the same…

Fire at Icon’s House 3D Printing HQ Highlights Need for Decentralized Supply Chains

Early in the morning on Black Friday, a fire started in the St. Elmo warehouse district in South, Austin, Texas. Those buildings were in a mixed-use, 200,000 square foot area…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: July 17, 2022

A range of topics will be covered during webinars and events this week, such as Multi Jet Fusion technology, military policy on additive manufacturing, 3D printed textiles and dental crowns,…

MakerVerse CEO Markus Seibold on His One-Stop-Shop for Industrial 3D Printing

3D printing networks have been a feature of the industry for some time. However, like additive manufacturing (AM) as a whole, they may not have been up to the standards…

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AMS Speaker Spotlight: The Four Must-Haves of Distributed Manufacturing: Metal 3D Printing Edition

Tali Rosman, Vice President and General Manager of Xerox Elem Additive, will be giving the topic keynote for Session 1: Additive Manufacturing for Series Production of Metal Parts at Additive…

Design for Disruption: 3D Printing Short Runs and Distributed Production

Previously in this series, we’ve looked at designing for resilience and the concept of an industrial aftermarket for all things and 3D printed spares, as well as designing for installation, maintenance,…

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Why Local Motors Failed: The Local 3D Printing Factory Myth

For close to two decades now, there has been hype about the idea of local factories. These facilities would quickly be able to make local goods, which could conform to…

RAPID + TCT 2021: Markforged Talks New Eiger Fleet 3D Printing Software

The RAPID + TCT 2021 three-day event delivered a considerable influx of products from 3D printing companies, including Markforged’s new cloud-based software solution for its printers called Eiger Fleet. In…

Boeing and Partners Establish Fully Controlled Distributed 3D Printing Network

Relying on a digital platform from Assembrix, Boeing, EOS, BEAMIT,  and 3T Additive Manufacturing have established a fully controlled distributed 3D printing network across continents. The network was able to…

Bassetti’s Antoine Jeol on MES and 3D Printing

Antoine Jeol was a co-founder of 3D printing MES company 3DTrust. He sold the company to software firm Bassetti amidst a wave of acquisitions of MES companies. This in and…