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GE Files Patent Application for Use of Blockchain with 3D Printing

Recently, there has been increasing connection between 3D printing and blockchain technology, in which a series of records are linked using cryptography. It’s a secure method of storing and transferring…

NextFlex Funding: Recipients Include Projects Regarding 3D Printed Antenna and Flexible Circuits

Formed as the result of an agreement between the US Department of Defense and FlexTech Alliance in 2015, NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Institute, is a consortium made up of…

3D Printing News Briefs: July 10, 2018

We’re starting things off with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to news from the medical and construction industries, and finishing up with a…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 29, 2018

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs (the last one this month, how is the summer going by so quickly?!), a few companies are announcing special honors and recognitions, and then…

Five Universities Receive Metal 3D Printers from GE Additive Education Program

When GE acquired metal additive manufacturing company Concept Laser in 2016, it acquired a wealth of technology. Concept Laser is known for its LaserCUSING method of additive manufacturing, an extremely precise…

GE Healthcare’s Software Streamlines Patient Care and 3D Printing of Medical Models

3D printing and 3D software have made a tremendous difference in the medical world, from 3D printed medical models to complex software that allows medical professionals to plan and practice…

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…

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…

$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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…