Electron Beam Melting (EBM)

3D Printing News Briefs: December 22, 2017

It’s 3D printing business as usual here on this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, with news of agreements, expansions, medical innovations, and 3D printing materials. The European…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 5, 2017

We’re starting with some new materials, products, and partnerships in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – GKN and Ultimaker are both introducing new materials, and SprintRay has announced a distribution…

EBM vs DMLS 3D Printing: Which Method and Surface Texture is Best for Titanium 3D Printed Implants?

3D printing is often used to manufacture implants and other prosthetic devices for amputees, but have you ever stopped to consider which 3D printing method, and surface texture, is the…

A Busy Week for GKN Aerospace: Agreements for Metal Additive Manufacturing, Testing 3D Printed Components

It’s been a news-heavy week for several companies, and GKN Aerospace is no exception. This week, the company announced that it has signed a five-year research agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratory…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 9, 2017

I’m calling today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs the RAPID + TCT version, as all of the companies we’re covering today are attending the event in Pittsburgh. XJet will be…

Third Annual Benesch 3D Printing Conference Spotlights Biomimicry, Startups, and Legal Issues in Additive Manufacturing

Yesterday, the law firm of Benesch Attorneys at Law held its third annual 3D Printing Conference, an event geared towards keeping legal professionals up to date on 3D printing and the…

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…

Metal 3D Printing is Poised to Become a New Manufacturing Paradigm, But Adoption Is Slow

Although metal 3D printing may seem like a new technology, it’s been around since the 1980’s, and used chiefly in production of high value, highly engineered, complex parts and prototypes….

3D Printing News Briefs: March 24, 2017

For this Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll take a look at copyright law, a 3D printer, new 3D printing products, a prestigious award and a group meeting, and…

Carnegie Mellon University Research May Lead to Enhanced Design to Reduce Porosity in 3D Printed Titanium, Leading to Stronger Parts

UPDATE:  We have been informed by a source on behalf of Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering and the Next Manufacturing Center that the information originally presented in this article cast the research…

3D Printed Titanium Cranial/Craniofacial Implant from BioArchitects Approved by FDA

A facial injury or deformity is one of the most traumatizing things that can happen to a person. There’s the inevitable social stigma, the discomfort with being in public, but…

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…