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Brad Keselowski: 3D Printing is Going to Change Things Dramatically—And Not Just for NASCAR

Brad Keselowski: 3D Printing is Going to Change Things Dramatically—And Not Just for NASCAR

It’s easy to get so used to a way of life that we never even consider it might change. The way we communicate, exchange data—and even watch our favorite television shows today—it suddenly seems like many things we do are being transformed by technology. This is evident at home, in our hobbies, and, more and […]

It’s easy to get so used to a way of life that we never even consider it might change. The way we communicate, exchange data—and even watch our favorite television shows today—it suddenly seems like many things we do are being transformed by technology. This is...
3D Printed Fashion: APEX Coat and Handbag Exhibited at GE's Industry in 3D

3D Printed Fashion: APEX Coat and Handbag Exhibited at GE's Industry in 3D

Last week, I attended the Industry in 3D conference, sponsored by GE, in New York. While much of the event focused on automotive, aerospace and medical uses of metal 3D printing, there were some more novel examples of 3D printing. There were 3D printed bicycle components, skateboard trucks, eyeglasses and smartphones. And there was a […]

Last week, I attended the Industry in 3D conference, sponsored by GE, in New York. While much of the event focused on automotive, aerospace and medical uses of metal 3D printing, there were some more novel examples of 3D printing. There were 3D printed bicycle...
$9 Million Awarded to Four-Year GE Global Research Program for 3D Printing New and Replacement Naval Parts

$9 Million Awarded to Four-Year GE Global Research Program for 3D Printing New and Replacement Naval Parts

Increasingly, no matter if the need is automotive or defense, service centers and repair shops are adopting the capability to 3D print replacement parts on-demand. This is especially helpful in replacing legacy manufacturing processes to fabricate parts that are too old to be in stock anymore. This week, the Office of Naval Research (ONR), which […]

Increasingly, no matter if the need is automotive or defense, service centers and repair shops are adopting the capability to 3D print replacement parts on-demand. This is especially helpful in replacing legacy manufacturing processes to fabricate parts that are too...
3D Printing Introductions, Innovations, and Bling Galore at RAPID + TCT 2018

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 many things to see and people to meet, I can’t cover them all in just one article. After attending Tuesday’s keynote, I was able to […]

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 many things to see and people to meet, I can’t cover them all in just one article. After...
GE Restructuring Potential for Major Change in the 3D Printer Industry

GE Restructuring Potential for Major Change in the 3D Printer Industry

The April 13th Wall Street Journal front page article indicates that GE is analyzing hybrid transactions whereby it could be left with investments in multiple companies acquiring various GE business lines. It is well recognized that GE has made substantial investments in 3D printing in recent years approximating $2 billion after former CEO Jeff Immelt decided to […]

The April 13th Wall Street Journal front page article indicates that GE is analyzing hybrid transactions whereby it could be left with investments in multiple companies acquiring various GE business lines. It is well recognized that GE has made substantial investments...
Student Experiment Updates Clarinet Reeds Using 3D Printing

Student Experiment Updates Clarinet Reeds Using 3D Printing

As an elementary school student, I played the clarinet for a brief period of time, although “played” might be putting it a bit too nicely. “Insulted” might be a better word – I was no good at it. I mostly decided to give it a try because its name sounded like my name, which is […]

As an elementary school student, I played the clarinet for a brief period of time, although “played” might be putting it a bit too nicely. “Insulted” might be a better word – I was no good at it. I mostly decided to give it a try because...
One-Third of GE Aviation's New Turboprop Engine Will Consist of 3D Printed Metal Components

One-Third of GE Aviation's New Turboprop Engine Will Consist of 3D Printed Metal Components

A new entry from GE Reports breaks down how 3D printing technology is responsible for a new era in the field of aircraft design, and GE Aviation has been along on the ride for years. The General Electric subsidiary, one of the top aircraft engine suppliers in the world, has long been using 3D printing technology to […]

A new entry from GE Reports breaks down how 3D printing technology is responsible for a new era in the field of aircraft design, and GE Aviation has been along on the ride for years. The General Electric subsidiary, one of the top aircraft engine suppliers in the...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 20, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: February 20, 2018

We’ve got a lot of business news to catch you up on in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with an acquisition and a new agreement. 3D printing software provider Beamler has acquired Printr, which closed its doors this fall, and GE has signed a multi-year agreement with ANSYS. Moving right along, biotech startup Pandorum […]

We’ve got a lot of business news to catch you up on in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with an acquisition and a new agreement. 3D printing software provider Beamler has acquired Printr, which closed its doors this fall, and GE has signed a...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 16, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: February 16, 2018

Even though it’s Friday, 3D Printing News Briefs is all business today. DEWA is increasing its cooperation with GE, and Nano Dimension has raised $12 million in an underwritten public offering of its American Depositary Shares. Evonik opened a new polyamide powder plant, EOS announced new industrial 3D printing materials, and EnvisionTEC introduced a new […]

Even though it’s Friday, 3D Printing News Briefs is all business today. DEWA is increasing its cooperation with GE, and Nano Dimension has raised $12 million in an underwritten public offering of its American Depositary Shares. Evonik opened a new polyamide...
Education and Metal 3D Printing: GE Additive Announces New AEP Cycle, Work with Bosch to Optimize and Redesign Oil Header

Education and Metal 3D Printing: GE Additive Announces New AEP Cycle, Work with Bosch to Optimize and Redesign Oil Header

Last year, GE Additive announced that it would invest $10 million over five years in the educational initiative GE Additive Education Program (AEP). The initiative was designed to nurture and develop the skills of tomorrow’s additive manufacturing experts, starting with making sure that students have access to the necessary resources and equipment – like polymer and metal 3D printers. […]

Last year, GE Additive announced that it would invest $10 million over five years in the educational initiative GE Additive Education Program (AEP). The initiative was designed to nurture and develop the skills of tomorrow’s additive manufacturing experts, starting...
GE Power Engineers Learned From 3D Printing Mistakes to Become Leaders in Field

GE Power Engineers Learned From 3D Printing Mistakes to Become Leaders in Field

Epic failures often are just a precursor to great success in the realm of invention and innovation. Kassy Hart, a lead additive manufacturing engineer for GE Power, can certainly attest to this, and her team has their own corresponding motto relevant to the challenges in creating: ‘Fail fast to learn fast.’ Initially, Hart had a […]

Epic failures often are just a precursor to great success in the realm of invention and innovation. Kassy Hart, a lead additive manufacturing engineer for GE Power, can certainly attest to this, and her team has their own corresponding motto relevant to the challenges...
3D Printing Transitions: Mohammad Ehteshami to Retire From GE Additive; Jason Oliver Steps in as CEO

3D Printing Transitions: Mohammad Ehteshami to Retire From GE Additive; Jason Oliver Steps in as CEO

GE Additive today introduced Jason Oliver as its new CEO and Vice President, in an announcement that came also with the news that Vice President and General Manager Mohammad Ehteshami will be retiring later this year. Oliver will be leading the GE Additive operations including Concept Laser, Arcam, and GeonX, reporting to GE Vice Chairman […]

GE Additive today introduced Jason Oliver as its new CEO and Vice President, in an announcement that came also with the news that Vice President and General Manager Mohammad Ehteshami will be retiring later this year. Oliver will be leading the GE Additive operations...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 27, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 27, 2017

Just because Christmas was two days ago doesn’t mean that the 3D printing industry has been taking a break. In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be covering the latest business and medical 3D printing news, along with a competition and ending on a note from the happiest place in the world. Sigma Labs has […]

Just because Christmas was two days ago doesn’t mean that the 3D printing industry has been taking a break. In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be covering the latest business and medical 3D printing news, along with a competition and ending on...
GE Global Research Developing Cold Spray Technology, Speeding Up Laser 3D Printing Processes

GE Global Research Developing Cold Spray Technology, Speeding Up Laser 3D Printing Processes

Cold spray technology involves metal powder fed through a supersonic nozzle, attached to a robotic arm, at high pressure and into a heated nitrogen or helium gas stream. Then, many tiny metal specks are fired at the surface of the part in question at four times the speed of sound, and the force of the […]

Cold spray technology involves metal powder fed through a supersonic nozzle, attached to a robotic arm, at high pressure and into a heated nitrogen or helium gas stream. Then, many tiny metal specks are fired at the surface of the part in question at four times the...
Carbon Announces $200 Million in Series D Funding to Accelerate Global 3D Printing Expansion

Carbon Announces $200 Million in Series D Funding to Accelerate Global 3D Printing Expansion

Ever since Silicon Valley-based Carbon first emerged on the 3D printing scene, coming out of stealth with its revolutionary CLIP technology in 2015, it has continued to be a major innovator in the industry. The company released its latest software offering late last month, soon after it introduced a new biocompatible silicone urethane material. Carbon has been increasing […]

Ever since Silicon Valley-based Carbon first emerged on the 3D printing scene, coming out of stealth with its revolutionary CLIP technology in 2015, it has continued to be a major innovator in the industry. The company released its latest software offering late last...
3D Printing Business: Inside GE Additive

3D Printing Business: Inside GE Additive

The GE Additive Technology Center (ATC) in Cincinnati, Ohio is housed in a former Dell building that has become the center for GE Additive‘s latest efforts in additive manufacturing since its 2015 opening. More than 350 employees and over 100 metal additive manufacturing systems now work in the facility, which I was invited to visit […]

The GE Additive Technology Center (ATC) in Cincinnati, Ohio is housed in a former Dell building that has become the center for GE Additive‘s latest efforts in additive manufacturing since its 2015 opening. More than 350 employees and over 100 metal additive...
Exclusive First Look: GE Additive to Introduce Scalable Binder Jet Additive Manufacturing System

Exclusive First Look: GE Additive to Introduce Scalable Binder Jet Additive Manufacturing System

GE has been invested in additive manufacturing for years now, employing the technology throughout many of its operations, and in 2016 made the billion-dollar move to become a metal additive manufacturing machinery supplier through the acquisition of two metal 3D printing companies. 2017 saw the business — now under the GE Additive umbrella — advancing, with […]

GE has been invested in additive manufacturing for years now, employing the technology throughout many of its operations, and in 2016 made the billion-dollar move to become a metal additive manufacturing machinery supplier through the acquisition of two metal 3D...
GE Additive Opens New Customer Experience Center in Munich

GE Additive Opens New Customer Experience Center in Munich

Since GE Additive was established last year, it’s been rapidly expanding, incorporating operations and technologies acquired from major companies and introducing new products. Now the company has officially opened a new Customer Experience Center in Munich, a $15 million investment that will house as many as 50 GE Additive employees. The 2,700-square-foot center is co-located with GE’s European Technology […]

Since GE Additive was established last year, it’s been rapidly expanding, incorporating operations and technologies acquired from major companies and introducing new products. Now the company has officially opened a new Customer Experience Center in Munich, a...
Concept Laser Breaks Ground on New 3D Printing Facility

Concept Laser Breaks Ground on New 3D Printing Facility

Toward the end of last year, GE acquired Concept Laser, maker of LaserCUSING metal 3D printing technology and responsible for the commercialization of the first metal additive manufacturing machine. As part of the acquisition, GE was to invest in Concept Laser‘s Lichtenfels, Germany headquarters, which would become a major German hub for the company. Now, […]

Toward the end of last year, GE acquired Concept Laser, maker of LaserCUSING metal 3D printing technology and responsible for the commercialization of the first metal additive manufacturing machine. As part of the acquisition, GE was to invest in Concept Laser‘s...
3D Technologies Change the Face of Healthcare

3D Technologies Change the Face of Healthcare

Not a day goes by when we don’t see a story about how modern technology is changing the face of medicine. 3D technologies in particular are causing fundamental shifts both in what is possible for medicine to achieve and in the general manner in which its practice is approached. The changes made possible by these […]

Not a day goes by when we don’t see a story about how modern technology is changing the face of medicine. 3D technologies in particular are causing fundamental shifts both in what is possible for medicine to achieve and in the general manner in which its...
Top Ten 2017 3D Printer Developments

Top Ten 2017 3D Printer Developments

For the year 2017, the 3D printer industry evidenced solid overall industry growth with a lot of exciting product, software and material developments. HP Inc. HP’s first full year as a separate company appeared to be gaining traction and attracting lots of customer interest. The company has been building out sales networks, and important partnership relationships. On […]

For the year 2017, the 3D printer industry evidenced solid overall industry growth with a lot of exciting product, software and material developments. HP Inc. HP’s first full year as a separate company appeared to be gaining traction and attracting lots of customer...
GE Additive Acquires 3D Printing Simulation Software Provider GeonX

GE Additive Acquires 3D Printing Simulation Software Provider GeonX

Last year, GE went through a period where it seemed to be acquiring companies left and right, notably Concept Laser and Arcam, and it tried but did not succeed to acquire SLM Solutions. The acquisitions were part of building up the recently launched GE Additive business, which is now in the acquisitions game again. Today, […]

Last year, GE went through a period where it seemed to be acquiring companies left and right, notably Concept Laser and Arcam, and it tried but did not succeed to acquire SLM Solutions. The acquisitions were part of building up the recently launched GE Additive...
PyroGenesis Ramps Up Plasma Atomization System; Two New Patents Granted

PyroGenesis Ramps Up Plasma Atomization System; Two New Patents Granted

Montreal-headquartered PyroGenesis has recently made two major announcements: one concerning the completed ramp-up phase of their first Plasma Atomization System, and another for two more patents granted to boost the company’s intellectual property portfolio. Known for designing and manufacturing advanced plasma processes and plasma torch products, the Canadian company is now ‘open for business’ with […]

Montreal-headquartered PyroGenesis has recently made two major announcements: one concerning the completed ramp-up phase of their first Plasma Atomization System, and another for two more patents granted to boost the company’s intellectual property portfolio....
Metal 3D Printing with Machine Learning: GE Tells Us About Smarter Additive Manufacturing

Metal 3D Printing with Machine Learning: GE Tells Us About Smarter Additive Manufacturing

It’s no secret that global giant GE has a lot at stake as metal 3D printing makes headway as an advanced manufacturing technique in such part-critical industries as aerospace. Tight tolerances in applications that don’t allow for room for error, as well as heavy investment into metal additive manufacturing, have made advances in the technology […]

It’s no secret that global giant GE has a lot at stake as metal 3D printing makes headway as an advanced manufacturing technique in such part-critical industries as aerospace. Tight tolerances in applications that don’t allow for room for error, as well as...
Elephab Aims to Become Nigeria's Primary Supplier of 3D Printed Parts

Elephab Aims to Become Nigeria's Primary Supplier of 3D Printed Parts

The GE Garages program was launched by GE in 2012 to spur interest in inventing and manufacturing among Americans. A few years later, the program spread beyond America. GE Lagos Garage, in Lagos, Nigeria, began with three weeks of workshops, and today, it has produced the startup that hopes to be the first major producer […]

The GE Garages program was launched by GE in 2012 to spur interest in inventing and manufacturing among Americans. A few years later, the program spread beyond America. GE Lagos Garage, in Lagos, Nigeria, began with three weeks of workshops, and today, it has produced...
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