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GE Healthcare Opens First 3D Printing Center in Europe

GE Healthcare Opens First 3D Printing Center in Europe

One of the biggest names in 3D printing right now is GE, and often when GE is talked about in an additive manufacturing context, its dedicated additive manufacturing division, GE Additive, is involved. But GE Additive certainly isn’t the only division of the company pursuing 3D printing technology; in fact, six GE businesses are currently […]

One of the biggest names in 3D printing right now is GE, and often when GE is talked about in an additive manufacturing context, its dedicated additive manufacturing division, GE Additive, is involved. But GE Additive certainly isn’t the only division of the...
GE's Jeff Immelt Retires and Reflects on Major 3D Printing Commitment

GE's Jeff Immelt Retires and Reflects on Major 3D Printing Commitment

The September/October issue of the Harvard Business Review contains multiple articles on GE’s complete business makeover including an article authored by outgoing CEO Jeff Immelt himself written concurrently with his retirement. Immelt described how as part of an overall business transformation GE decided to go all in with 3D technology and wasn’t going to take […]

The September/October issue of the Harvard Business Review contains multiple articles on GE’s complete business makeover including an article authored by outgoing CEO Jeff Immelt himself written concurrently with his retirement. Immelt described how as part of...
Titan Robotics Brings Large-Format 3D Printing to West Africa

Titan Robotics Brings Large-Format 3D Printing to West Africa

Lagos, Nigeria, a place not commonly known for 3D printing, just got a huge innovation boost at one of the largest foundries in West Africa — Nigerian Foundries Limited. Clay Guillory, Founder and CEO of Colorado-based Titan Robotics, traveled to Nigeria this past summer to help install the largest-format 3D printer West Africa has seen to date, a Titan Atlas. The Atlas is Titan Robotics’ flagship 3-axis […]

Lagos, Nigeria, a place not commonly known for 3D printing, just got a huge innovation boost at one of the largest foundries in West Africa — Nigerian Foundries Limited. Clay Guillory, Founder and CEO of Colorado-based Titan Robotics, traveled to Nigeria this...
Major Metal 3D Printing Developments and the R&D Tax Credit

Major Metal 3D Printing Developments and the R&D Tax Credit

Recent technological developments and industry trends are greatly bolstering the value of 3D metal printing. Metal product designers and fabricators need to be aware of where the metal printing industry is heading and how the federal Research and Development Tax Credit is helping to propel this powerful technology forward. The Research & Development Tax Credit […]

Recent technological developments and industry trends are greatly bolstering the value of 3D metal printing. Metal product designers and fabricators need to be aware of where the metal printing industry is heading and how the federal Research and Development Tax...
GE Global Research Developing Methods to Speed Up Laser Additive Manufacturing Processes

GE Global Research Developing Methods to Speed Up Laser Additive Manufacturing Processes

I’ve always found videos depicting time lapse designs to be really impressive, and time lapse footage can be really helpful if you’re trying to quickly show the entire span of a lengthy project. But in terms of giving you a realistic idea of how long a 3D printing process actually takes, time lapse videos are […]

I’ve always found videos depicting time lapse designs to be really impressive, and time lapse footage can be really helpful if you’re trying to quickly show the entire span of a lengthy project. But in terms of giving you a realistic idea of how long a 3D...
Up Close and Personal with GE's 3D Printed Advanced Turboprop Engine

Up Close and Personal with GE's 3D Printed Advanced Turboprop Engine

We’ve heard a lot about GE’s in-progress 3D printed turboprop engine, which was first announced a year ago. The engine, which will contain multiple titanium and steel 3D printed parts, will power the Cessna Denali, a 10-person business aircraft being developed by Textron Aviation. In November, GE Aviation announced that it had successfully carried out […]

We’ve heard a lot about GE’s in-progress 3D printed turboprop engine, which was first announced a year ago. The engine, which will contain multiple titanium and steel 3D printed parts, will power the Cessna Denali, a 10-person business aircraft being...
3D Printing and R&D Tax Credits for the Oil & Gas Industry

3D Printing and R&D Tax Credits for the Oil & Gas Industry

The current fossil fuel glut is resulting in sustained low prices and an increased need to reduce costs. Numerous 3D printing solutions are under development within the oil and gas industry. Many large players in the oil and gas equipment industry such as Siemens, GE Oil & Gas, Shell and others have been exploring the […]

The current fossil fuel glut is resulting in sustained low prices and an increased need to reduce costs. Numerous 3D printing solutions are under development within the oil and gas industry. Many large players in the oil and gas equipment industry such as Siemens, GE...
3D Printing Patent Landscape

3D Printing Patent Landscape

The field of 3D printing has been growing rapidly for years.  It has applications in many areas of life and the economy, such as healthcare, aerospace, and parts replacement.  3D printing also reshapes supply chains and democratizes manufacturing.  Fueled by this growth, 3D printing-related patent filings are trending upward. The graph and table below show […]

The field of 3D printing has been growing rapidly for years.  It has applications in many areas of life and the economy, such as healthcare, aerospace, and parts replacement.  3D printing also reshapes supply chains and democratizes manufacturing.  Fueled by this...
Comparison of Metal 3D Printing -- Part One: Powder Bed Fusion

Comparison of Metal 3D Printing -- Part One: Powder Bed Fusion

Metal 3D printing is a burgeoning area at the moment. Many companies are investing in metal 3D printing systems and the market is growing quickly. There are a number of different metal 3D printing technologies out there. In this article we’ll give you an overview of the major technologies and vendors in the space. In […]

Metal 3D printing is a burgeoning area at the moment. Many companies are investing in metal 3D printing systems and the market is growing quickly. There are a number of different metal 3D printing technologies out there. In this article we’ll give you an overview of...
ATI Partners with GE Aviation to Develop Meltless Titanium Alloys for 3D Printing

ATI Partners with GE Aviation to Develop Meltless Titanium Alloys for 3D Printing

Every metal used in manufacturing, and 3D printing in particular, has its unique benefits, but titanium is an especially popular material for a number of reasons. It’s the go-to metal for medical implants, thanks to its strength, light weight, corrosion resistance and biocompatibility, and those characteristics (minus the biocompatibility) also make it a highly desirable […]

Every metal used in manufacturing, and 3D printing in particular, has its unique benefits, but titanium is an especially popular material for a number of reasons. It’s the go-to metal for medical implants, thanks to its strength, light weight, corrosion...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Railroad Technology

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Railroad Technology

As 3D printing has become more and more popular, The United States market research institute IDC has estimated that 3D printing global sales will increase 30% annually from 2016 and 2019, eventually making it a $26 billion industry. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Railroad Index has grown 24% since 2009. Collaboration between these two industries can likely […]

As 3D printing has become more and more popular, The United States market research institute IDC has estimated that 3D printing global sales will increase 30% annually from 2016 and 2019, eventually making it a $26 billion industry. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Railroad...
GE Additive and Oerlikon Team Up to Advance Industrialization of 3D Printing

GE Additive and Oerlikon Team Up to Advance Industrialization of 3D Printing

2017 has been the year of partnerships for Oerlikon. The Swiss company has been pursuing additive manufacturing with new intensity over the past six months or so, opening a new advanced materials manufacturing facility towards the end of 2016 and forming 3D printing research partnerships earlier this year. This week, Oerlikon has been busy attending the […]

2017 has been the year of partnerships for Oerlikon. The Swiss company has been pursuing additive manufacturing with new intensity over the past six months or so, opening a new advanced materials manufacturing facility towards the end of 2016 and forming 3D printing...
GE Additive to Introduce ATLAS: World's Largest Laser-Powder Additive Manufacturing System

GE Additive to Introduce ATLAS: World's Largest Laser-Powder Additive Manufacturing System

Last year at formnext, GE introduced GE Additive. Set for formal unveiling at formnext 2017, GE today introduced its development project, ATLAS. With a build envelope of one cubic meter, the machine is big news — so big, in fact, it’s set to be the world’s largest laser-powder additive manufacturing machine. This is news we’ve […]

Last year at formnext, GE introduced GE Additive. Set for formal unveiling at formnext 2017, GE today introduced its development project, ATLAS. With a build envelope of one cubic meter, the machine is big news — so big, in fact, it’s set to be the...
GE Additive Announces Partnership with Stryker; Adds Predix Platform to Concept Laser 3D Printers

GE Additive Announces Partnership with Stryker; Adds Predix Platform to Concept Laser 3D Printers

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt may have announced his upcoming retirement earlier this week, but GE is moving right along with business as usual – particularly GE Additive. The additive manufacturing division of the massive corporation has announced that they are partnering with medical device manufacturing company Stryker, to support the latter’s advancement in 3D printing technology. […]

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt may have announced his upcoming retirement earlier this week, but GE is moving right along with business as usual – particularly GE Additive. The additive manufacturing division of the massive corporation has announced that they are...
GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt to Retire; John Flannery Steps Up to Lead the Company

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt to Retire; John Flannery Steps Up to Lead the Company

2017 has been a tumultuous year for many large 3D printing companies, and now another shakeup comes as longtime GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the year. Immelt, who has led the company for 16 years, will be succeeded by John Flannery, the current President and […]

2017 has been a tumultuous year for many large 3D printing companies, and now another shakeup comes as longtime GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the year. Immelt, who has led the company for 16 years, will be succeeded by John...
NextFlex Awards 3D Printed Flexible Hybrid Electronics Development Project to Optomec and 5 Partners

NextFlex Awards 3D Printed Flexible Hybrid Electronics Development Project to Optomec and 5 Partners

Global production-grade 3D printer supplier Optomec holds patents for two unique 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet, used to 3D print electronics, even at the micron level, and LENS, for metal 3D printing; LENS can also be added on to CNC machining systems. Optomec has been busy this year, and just announced that it was awarded one of […]

Global production-grade 3D printer supplier Optomec holds patents for two unique 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet, used to 3D print electronics, even at the micron level, and LENS, for metal 3D printing; LENS can also be added on to CNC machining systems. Optomec...
Rust Belt to Tech Belt: GE Additive and Additive Engineering Solutions Share Insights into Regional Large-Scale 3D Printing

Rust Belt to Tech Belt: GE Additive and Additive Engineering Solutions Share Insights into Regional Large-Scale 3D Printing

Yesterday in Akron, Ohio, Additive Engineering Solutions (AES) had a full house of interested industry and local attendees for its open house, and staff writer Clare Scott and I were among the crowd. The young company showcased its large-scale manufacturing offerings, highlighting a BAAM 3D printer from Cincinnati Inc. and a large Quintax five-axis machining center. Early […]

Yesterday in Akron, Ohio, Additive Engineering Solutions (AES) had a full house of interested industry and local attendees for its open house, and staff writer Clare Scott and I were among the crowd. The young company showcased its large-scale manufacturing offerings,...
GE Additive Education Program Selects Over 400 Schools to Receive 3D Printers, Impacting Over 180,000 Students Around the World

GE Additive Education Program Selects Over 400 Schools to Receive 3D Printers, Impacting Over 180,000 Students Around the World

GE, well known as a big-name end-user and additive manufacturing innovator, has invested around $1.5 billion in manufacturing and additive technologies. The company acquired a 75% stake in Concept Laser and 76.15% of Arcam AB last year, as the company set about moving forward with bold moves in additive manufacturing. It also developed additive applications across six […]

GE, well known as a big-name end-user and additive manufacturing innovator, has invested around $1.5 billion in manufacturing and additive technologies. The company acquired a 75% stake in Concept Laser and 76.15% of Arcam AB last year, as the company set about moving...
The R&D Profiles of Leading 3D Printing Companies

The R&D Profiles of Leading 3D Printing Companies

It is important to analyze the level of the R&D occurring at the leading 3D printer manufacturers to help understand the technology commitment and future growth prospects of the 3D printing industry. A table providing the last three years per capita R&D for six companies’ public reporting purposes is presented below: Some conclusions from the six-company data for […]

It is important to analyze the level of the R&D occurring at the leading 3D printer manufacturers to help understand the technology commitment and future growth prospects of the 3D printing industry. A table providing the last three years per capita R&D for...
Optomec on the March

Optomec on the March

Optomec is an American company that has two 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet and LENS. Aerosol Jet can be used to 3D print electronics and is being used to 3D print millions of mobile phone antennas. LENS is a metal 3D printing technology that can be added onto existing CNC equipment and is used to […]

Optomec is an American company that has two 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet and LENS. Aerosol Jet can be used to 3D print electronics and is being used to 3D print millions of mobile phone antennas. LENS is a metal 3D printing technology that can be added onto...
A Look Inside RAPID + TCT 2017: 3D Printing in Realizable Applications

A Look Inside RAPID + TCT 2017: 3D Printing in Realizable Applications

Tuesday at RAPID + TCT conference in Pittsburgh was an exciting affair from start to finish — and most of this was underscored by the phenomenal level of attendees at the show. Each year, RAPID has grown; Terry Wohlers, for example, has logged an impressive 2.5 decades’ attendance, and reporting back on the growth seen […]

Tuesday at RAPID + TCT conference in Pittsburgh was an exciting affair from start to finish — and most of this was underscored by the phenomenal level of attendees at the show. Each year, RAPID has grown; Terry Wohlers, for example, has logged an impressive 2.5...
GE Additive Ups Focus on 3D Printing, Announces Opening of New Customer Experience Center in Germany

GE Additive Ups Focus on 3D Printing, Announces Opening of New Customer Experience Center in Germany

“Our grandfather was Thomas Edison; we pride ourselves on innovation and invention,” said Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President, Additive Integration, GE Additive, at last week’s Materialise World Summit. “The latest and greatest invention is GE Additive.” This week, GE has made it even clearer just how much importance they place on their additive manufacturing business with an […]

“Our grandfather was Thomas Edison; we pride ourselves on innovation and invention,” said Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President, Additive Integration, GE Additive, at last week’s Materialise World Summit. “The latest and greatest invention is GE...
Reality Check: Is "Additive Manufacturing" Still Niche Jargon?

Reality Check: Is "Additive Manufacturing" Still Niche Jargon?

The Materialise World Summit last week in Brussels was a remarkable event, filling two complete days with some of the brightest minds in additive manufacturing. The hyper-focused nature of the conference ensured that all attendees had a real reason to be there, and the intent from the Materialise team on assembling a gathering of quality rather than […]

The Materialise World Summit last week in Brussels was a remarkable event, filling two complete days with some of the brightest minds in additive manufacturing. The hyper-focused nature of the conference ensured that all attendees had a real reason to be there, and...
GE Healthcare Researching Ways to 3D Print Medical Models With the Touch of a Button

GE Healthcare Researching Ways to 3D Print Medical Models With the Touch of a Button

About two years ago, GE Healthcare teamed up with Arterys to develop an MRI scanning technology that displays images of a patient’s heart in seven dimensions. While that is an impressive task indeed, we know that 3D printed medical models offer patients and doctors a little something extra: the sense of touch. For example, cardiologists […]

About two years ago, GE Healthcare teamed up with Arterys to develop an MRI scanning technology that displays images of a patient’s heart in seven dimensions. While that is an impressive task indeed, we know that 3D printed medical models offer patients and...
Aerojet Rocketdyne and the Future of 3D Printing in Space

Aerojet Rocketdyne and the Future of 3D Printing in Space

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a space and rocket engine company that has made the space shuttle engines, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile engines for the Minuteman and other ICBMs, Atlas V stages and the engines that power the Patriot interceptor missile system. The companies that merged to become Aerojet Rocketdyne have been an integral part of the United […]

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a space and rocket engine company that has made the space shuttle engines, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile engines for the Minuteman and other ICBMs, Atlas V stages and the engines that power the Patriot interceptor missile system. The...

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