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The AM Drilldown: 4 Ps to Watch for in Q4

The end of the fiscal year has officially started, and the global economy’s trajectories seem poised to continue in 2023 on much the same volatile track they’ve been on for…

Framatome Installs 3D Printed Parts at Swedish Nuclear Plant

Last month, Framatome, a subsidiary of global energy giant Électricité de France S.A. (EDF), announced that the company successfully installed the first 3D printed fuel component at Sweden’s Forsmark Nuclear…

Battery 3D Printing Startup Sakuu Secures Japanese Spark Plug Leader for Ceramic Materials

As Bay Area startup Sakuu continues toward commercialization of its solid state battery (SSB) 3D printing technology, the company has secured a partnership with NGK Spark Plugs (TYO: 5334), a…

American Petroleum Institute Announces New 3D Printing Standard for Suppliers of Oil & Gas Parts

Standardization is perhaps the most significant element involved in the transition of the additive manufacturing (AM) market from startup to scale-up. For a variety of reasons, this state-of-affairs is best…

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GE Trades 3D Printed Generator Tech for Stake in EV Startup Hyliion

General Electric (GE) announced that the company has sold generator technology developed by the company’s additive manufacturing (AM) division, GE Additive, to electric vehicle (EV) startup, Hyliion Holdings Corporation. The…

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The AM Drilldown: Natural Gas & the Rising Price of 3D Printing Inputs

In the first installment of this series, I discussed the relationship between additive manufacturing (AM) and energy returned on energy invested (ERoEI). The crux of that article was that the…

3D Printing News Unpeeled, Live with Joris Peels Wednesday 24th of August

We’re talking today about Shapeways getting a warning from the NYSE, 3D printed glow in the dark camouflage made using Direct Write, a grant to develop a blue laster 3D…

Austrian Ceramic 3D Printer OEM Lithoz Reports Strongest First Half Ever

Over the past year, companies in the additive manufacturing (AM) sector seem to have endured a longer slog through dismal financial territory than the one faced by companies in all…

Nuclear Fuel Pilot Plant Relies on Binder Jet 3D Printing

While it will take decades and a great deal of upheaval for the world to transition away from fossil fuels, that transition is underway. Among the slew of energy looking…

The AM Drilldown: 3D Printing’s Energy Returned on Energy Invested

The main macroeconomic problem that industrialized nations have always faced is that, in industrialized economies, monetary value is tied to the inherently volatile, supply/demand-driven fluctuations of specific groups of commodities….

PEEK 3D Printed Oil and Gas Valves Now Available via 3ntr and Valland

Italian industrial 3D printer manufacturer 3ntr has partnered with custom industrial valve company Valland SpA to 3D print PEEK oil and gas valves. Using 3ntr’s Smart Power A4SP 3D printer,…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: May 1st, 2022

We’ve got another busy week of webinars and events ahead! 3D Systems has multiple offerings, while Stratasys continues its Experience Tour, Formlabs hosts The Digital Factory in Boston, and Nexa3D…

Siemens Discusses Industrialization of 3D Printing at New CATCH Lab in NC

Siemens has already had a substantial role in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry for some time. Not only has the German technology company seen its industrial controls integrated into countless…

Wind Turbine Giant Manages Supply Chain Markforged 3D Printing

New wind power installations in the U.S. decreased in 2021 as compared to 2020: nevertheless, the U.S. is still aiming for 20% of its electricity to be wind-powered by 2030….

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Binder Jet 3D Printing a New Nuclear Future with Silicon Carbide

Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind will, and should, continue to grow, but conventional wisdom in energy circles identifies nuclear power as one of the most reliable, portable,…

Saudi Arabia Taps 3D Systems for New 3D Printing Center

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) is expanding its role in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The 3D printing stalwart has signed an agreement with the Saudi Arabian Industrial…

Battery 3D Printing Milestone: Sakuu Unveils 800 Wh/L Lithium Battery

Bay Area startup Sakuu is on track to kick off its battery 3D printing factory. The company has achieved a new benchmark in energy density for its lithium battery concept….

ABB Turns to Metal 3D Printing for Turbocharger Spare Parts

ABB Turbocharging is looking to convert its metal spare parts inventory with digital and 3D printed counterparts. To do so, it has turned to Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Additive Industries,…

Energizing Turbomachinery Innovation with Additive Manufacturing

Even though the global movement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is spurring a shift to renewable sources of energy, fossil fuels still generate 64 percent of today’s electricity, according to…

Coal-Based 3D Printing Materials Funded by $7M in U.S. DoE Grants

Rather than abandon them altogether, U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) and its Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) continue to support fossil fuels. In this case, however, they’re…

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VELO3D Goes Public: We Speak to CEO Benny Buller

VELO3D (NYSE: VLD) went public today with the company listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “VLD”. The company merged with JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation…

Direct Air Capture Tech to Be Enabled by 3D Printing with GE Research DOE Award

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is betting on still very nascent carbon capture technology to attempt to address runaway global warming and it’s turning to GE to do so….

LLNL’s 3D Printed Electrodes Could Convert CO2 to Renewable Energy

Scientists and engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are now 3D printing flow-through electrodes (FTEs), which are critical components in electrochemical reactors. Electrochemical reactors can convert carbon dioxide into…

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How Will 3D Printing Fit into Biden’s $1.8T Infrastructure Plan

At the start of his presidency, Joe Biden presented the Build Back Better plan, calling on over $2 trillion spending to revitalize U.S. infrastructure over the next eight years. Aspects…