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3D Printing News Briefs, August 11, 2020: 3DEO, Nexa3D, AK Medical

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, 3DEO has won a design competition, and Nexa3D will be demonstrating its expanded line of ultra-fast polymers at this week’s AM Industry Summit. Finally,…

Cyclist Receives Titanium 3D Printed Spacer and Cleat for Invictus Games

From kayak paddle grips and surf prosthetics to racing wheelchairs and the gloves with which to race them, 3D printing can help fabricate adaptive and assistive devices for athletes. This…

REJOINT Uses EBM, Sensors & IoT Data for Patient-Specific Knee Surgery

REJOINT is an Italy-based medical device company specializing in Total Knee Arthroplasty operations that received 3 million Euro in EU Horizon 2030 funding in 2019. The firm is seeking US…

Amplify Additive Adopts Arcam’s EBM for Orthopedic Production

Electron beam melting (EBM) has a unique place in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry in that there is only one EBM hardware manufacturer (GE Additive subsidiary Arcam) and the technology…

Comparing 3D Printed Titanium Acetabular Cup Implants

In the recently published ‘Comparative analysis of current 3D printed acetabular titanium implants,’ researchers analyzed innovative medical devices in the form of acetabular cups, meant to improve bone fixation and…

University of Texas Researchers Investigate Finer Details of EBM Powder Removal

Researchers from the University of Texas at El Paso explore EBM powder removal in the recently published ‘Analysis of Powder Removal Methods for EBM Manufactured Ti-6AL-4V Parts.’ While the benefits…

3D Printing Will Power the New Space Race

Whereas the last space race was powered by ideology and meant to declare the superiority of one economic system over the other; this one is powered by 3D printing and…

GE Aviation to Purchase EBM A2X Machines & Arcam Spectra H Systems

It’s a win for both companies as GE Aviation puts Arcam EBM further on the map with the current announcement regarding their purchase of 17 Arcam EBM A2X machines and…

Researchers Study Mechanical Properties & Biocompatibility of EBM Bone Plates  

Researchers from Saudi Arabia and Manchester, UK explore the creation of bone plates via electron beam melting (EBM) processes, outlining their findings in the paper ‘Topology optimised metallic bone plates…

Rapid 2019: Interview with Karl Lindblom & Annika Ölme of GE’s Arcam

Arcam built upon Sweden’s resources and history in high-performance metals to commercialize EBM. Electron Beam Melting also called EPBF or Electron Powder Bed Fusion is a process where an electron…

Kiwi Companies Partner to Build Tailored 3D Printed Training Prosthetics for Female Para-Athletes

New Zealand-based Zenith Tecnica, which is the only company in the country using Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology to make 3D printed titanium components, is teaming up with High Performance Sports NZ…

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…

Singapore: Researchers Test Potential of High Entropy Alloys in EBM Metal 3D Printing

Metal 3D printing is becoming invaluable for many manufacturers today worldwide, and the research regarding processes and materials continues as researchers from both Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology and Nanyang…

Will GEFERTEC’s 3DMP Metal 3D Printing Process Make 3D Printing Large Metal Structures Affordable?

German company GEFERTEC’s 3DMP process is a very interesting metal 3D printing technology. We profiled the company and its wire fed 3D printing technology a few months ago. Rather than focus…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 24, 2018

We’re sharing some business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research and a cool 3D printed statue. Meld was listed as a finalist in the…

Chinese Researchers Validate Effectiveness of Teenager’s 3D Printed Custom Knee Joint Replacement Prosthesis

When the cells in a person’s bone divide uncontrollably, a mass of invasive tissue, better known as a tumor, develops. While most bone tumors are benign, malignant forms occur most…

3D Printing Introductions, Innovations, and Bling Galore at RAPID + TCT 2018

This year’s RAPID + TCT event is coming to a close in Texas today, and I’m very pleased to call it my first big 3D printing industry event. There were so…

Arcam AB Separates Electron Beam Melting 3D Printing Business into Separate Unit, Names New Arcam EBM General Manager

Metal additive manufacturing solutions provider Arcam AB specializes in building machines that can 3D print with specialized metal alloys, and holds over 50 existing patents, including two for metal 3D…

3D Printing in the Military

3D printing has many military applications. Militaries around the world have been working on developing 3D printing technologies, using 3D printing for prototypes, developing their own fablabs and using the…

3D Printing Healthcare Market is Expected to Grow by 18% Annually Until 2020

One of the faster growing markets to adopt 3D printing technology is the healthcare industry, which has been rapidly developing new medical applications at an astounding rate. What once was just…

Metal 3D Printing and EBM Technology at São Paulo — A Few Questions For: Arcam

With Inside 3D Printing São Paulo taking place just last week, the excitement lingers over everything that was shown at South America’s largest 3D printing event. We were certainly looking forward…

Italian Hospital Begins Using 3D Printed Prosthetic Bone Implants on Cancer Patients

There are more than a hundred different varieties of cancer, and many of them can present themselves in wildly inconsistent ways, at inconsistent times, seemingly at random. A friend who…

Arcam is Gearing Up to Serve the Aerospace Industry’s Expanding Metal 3D Printing Needs

The benefits of metal 3D printing may not be immediately noticeable, as there is a higher initial investment than traditional part manufacturing, and more elaborate post processing requirements. Technology like that…

GKN Aerospace and Arcam Ink Deal to Refine Electron Beam Melting Technology

Electron beam melting uses a high power source which uses electromagnetic coils to provide several “melt pools” which can be precisely controlled and maintained simultaneously. The EBM process takes place…