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Hyundai to Drive Electric Vehicle Manufacturing with 3D Printing

As nations attempt to address climate change concerns with increased production of electric vehicles (EVs), manufacturers are exploring opportunities to advance their operations overall by deploying new fabrication technologies. This…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 21, 2021: Business, Blockchain, & More

In this edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, PrintParts has appointed a new executive, and a successful blockchain-based 3D printing solution was developed that will enable cryptographic protection of 3D…

How an MES Can Help Power AM Qualification

“Knowledge is power,” the infamous quote attributed to Sir Francis Bacon comes to mind when reflecting on Industry 4.0 and the promise of more knowledge and insights.  However, while Additive…

TÜV SÜD Becomes World Economic Forum Partner, Will Focus on 3D Printing

German testing and certification firm TÜV SÜD will become a World Economic Forum partner engaging in platforms specialized in advanced manufacturing and production. The business will focus on four core…

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3 Key Indicators of Great Company Culture

Additive manufacturing is not immune to the thread that binds a team or company together. A thread better known as ‘company culture.’ Each business has one, each one is different….

First Report on 3D Printing Automation Released by SmarTech Analysis

SmarTech Analysis, the leading market research firm dedicated to additive manufacturing (AM), has released the industry’s first report dedicated to how 3D printing fits into the Factory of the Future….

3D Factory Incubator Reaches 55 3D Printing Projects in Two Years

Europe’s first 3D printing-focused, high-tech business incubator, 3D Factory Incubator, is part of a growing AM hub in Barcelona and promotes the adoption of 3D printing by creating a space to…

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Stratasys Doubles Down on SLA, Buys Industrial SLA 3D Printer Maker RPS

Not long after completing its acquisition of Origin last month, Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) announced that it has acquired U.K.-based industrial stereolithography (SLA) printer and solutions provider RP Support Ltd. (RPS)….

MakerOS Offers Operation Software to Digital Fabrication Businesses for Free

All-in-one business operating software and collaboration platform MakerOS, founded by Mike Moceri, has some big news: its software is now available to designers, engineers, fabricators, manufacturers, and other digital fabrication…

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AMS 2021: The Gaps in Automating 3D Printing for Production

As exciting as all of the verticals discussed at the online Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit were, automation is a personal favorite as it addresses the gaps between 3D printing and…

Markforged Dispatches 3D Printers to Michigan’s Project DIAMOnD Project

The supply shortage that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic has seen interesting developments occur in the world of manufacturing. Businesses are moving more quickly to digital production technologies in order…

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GoProto Buys 3D Systems’ Australian Site, Largest 3D Printing Service in APAC Region

With manufacturing facilities in San Diego, California and Melbourne, Australia, rapid manufacturing company GoProto offers quick-turn, on-demand, services and solutions for 3D printing, CNC machining, injection molding, sheet metal, and more,…

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Siemens to Present Virtual Reference Factory at Formnext Connect with EOS and DyeMansion

With Formnext 2020 coming up next week, Siemens is set to announce new developments and innovations in industrial additive manufacturing through its partnerships and collaborations, in particular with EOS and DyeMansion….

Eaton Vehicle Group Launches Automotive Metal 3D Printing Program

Power management giant Eaton is increasing its 3D printing investment with the launch of a new metal 3D printing program with its Vehicle Group. The program is meant to improve…

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What Does the Siemens-Nexa3D Partnership Mean for 3D Printing?

3D printer manufacturer Nexa3D has announced a collaboration with technology company Siemens to automate its polymer laser sintering systems. Even during COVID-19, the two companies have remained committed to Industry…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 28, 2020: Autodesk, Sinterit, BCN3D Technologies

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about software and hardware. First, Autodesk has added a new generative design extension. Sinterit has made some changes so its printers are…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 18, 2020: Fraunhofer, Formnext, Visagio & DiManEx, BCN3D Technologies

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Fraunhofer will soon discuss adoption of Industry 4.0-related technologies in a webinar, and we’ve learned that Formnext 2020 is still planned for this November….

HP and NTU Singapore Officially Open Joint Corporate 3D Printing Lab

This week, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore officially opened the doors to a new corporate lab that will help manufacturing companies as they work towards adopting digital technology. This…

Industrie 4.0: Mein Har(t)z Brennt Part 2 Doubleplusgood

In the face of apathy, new dreams are emerging. From a technocratic perspective, these new dreams make sense. But just as we’ve seen with the European dream, an ever closer…

Interview with Malika Khodja on Women in 3D Printing

Malika Khodja Malika Khodja talks about the importance of women in 3D printing and what has to be done to promote women in 3D printing in Africa. Malika is a…

Cummins Expands Portfolio by Investing in GE Additive’s Metal Binder Jet 3D Printing Technology

Indiana-based diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. has a long history of designing, manufacturing, distributing, and servicing power solutions. Founded 100 years ago, the company works with customers in nearly 200 countries…

European Innovation Hub and Test Bed to Focus on Developing and Implementing 3D Printed Electronics

More and more, we are using special industrial 3D printers, with inkjet and aerosol jet technology, to embed conductive components within our intelligent products in what we call 3D printed…

3D Printing Industry Experts Interview: Mike Vasquez

3Degrees This is part of a series of interviews of people who are active within the additive manufacturing space in Chicago. Today we will be highlighting Dr. Mike Vasquez. Dr….

Better than a Digital Twin, The Need for the Digital Triplet

The Digital Twin is a concept that is being established by the Enterprise CAD software crowd as well as people working in industrial automation. Heard among many a chin-chin with…