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Added Scientific Used Xaar Printhead in Pilot Project for 3D Printing Personalized Pharmaceuticals

Cambridge-based company Xaar may have had its start in developing piezoelectric, drop-on-demand industrial printheads, but transitioned to the 3D printing world back in 2014 when it helped develop the high…

AMFG Receives Funding from Innovate UK to Improve AI and Machine Learning Software Solutions for 3D Printing

London-based company AMFG, formerly known as RP Platform until this summer, creates workflow automation software for industrial 3D printing so that companies, such as Bowman International and Makelab, can streamline and manage…

Photocentric: Using LCD Screens for Resin-Based 3D Printing

Far more than just a device able to make calls, send emails, play music, take pictures, and share those pictures on social media, cell phones are capable of amazing feats…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 24, 2018

We’re sharing some business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research and a cool 3D printed statue. Meld was listed as a finalist in the…

Victrex Introduces New PAEK 3D Printing Materials

UK company Victrex has been a material supplier for more than three decades, specializing in high performance, high-temperature materials, in particular, PEEK part of the PAEK family of materials. Now the…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 1, 2018

Several partnerships are in the works as we kick of the month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, in addition to a bit of other business news. Yewno and…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 3, 2017

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with some 3D printing education news, then moving on to business and an aerospace industry announcement. MakerBot technology…

Five Global 3D Printing Pioneers Inducted at the Inaugural TCT Hall of Fame Awards

It was a busy week at the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, which just ended yesterday. Many innovative companies used the international trade fair event as an opportunity to showcase…

Adopting Additive Manufacturing: Financing as a Barrier to Entry in 3D Printing

One of the major advantages of 3D printing often touted in marketing literature is its cost-cutting capability as compared to traditional manufacturing techniques. As material is built up in additive…

Industrial Realities of Additive Manufacturing: 3D Printing without the Hype

This week in Nottingham, great minds in additive manufacturing are converging at the International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing. The event, now in its twelfth year, is always…

RAPID + TCT 2017: 3D Printing Has Come a Long Way

“Like fine wine, this event continues to improve year after year,” Terry Wohlers said in his keynote at RAPID + TCT. Applause, and appreciative laughter, followed Wohlers’ statement yesterday as…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 18, 2017

We’re covering 3D printing education, business, international events and conferences, and a couple of Kickstarter campaigns in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs.  Penn State is now offering master’s…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 28, 2017

In this Tuesday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from 3D printers, printing materials, 3D scanning software, and virtual reality to business partnerships and future flight technologies….

Innovate UK Awards Consortium £624,000 to Develop Next-Gen Automated Intelligent Post-Processing for 3D Printing

As noted by Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT), the post-processing market for 3D printed parts is estimated to grow to £450 million by 2020. We all know that 3D printing technology is…

Collaborative Project Aims to Improve Fuel Efficiency Through 3D Printed Automotive Components

Better fuel-efficient cars are a critical component in the fight for cleaner air, lower fossil fuel consumption, and the slowing of climate change – with the added benefit of drivers…

Welsh Researchers Invent New Method for 3D Printing Maxillofacial Implants

Welsh researchers and experts at Swansea-based, 750-bed Morriston Hospital have revealed a project called ADEPT, or Additive-manufacture for Design-led Efficient Patient Treatment, which allows surgeons to create 3D printed implants…

UK Collaborative Research Agreement TiPOW to Examine Titanium Aerospace AM Materials

One of the hottest areas of research in the additive manufacturing field is metal materials. With focus especially on creating usable parts for industries like aerospace, investment into research is…

Eurostar E3000 Satellite Project Features First Space-Qualified 3D Printed Aluminum Part

The Eurostar E3000 is a generic satellite model often used for commercial and military communications. Manufactured by Astrium, the system uses a bi-propellant chemical propulsion system and an optional plasma…

UK’s Simpleware and 3T RPD Come Together in GOSSAM Project to Create Automated, Smart Support Structure Systems

Some key players in the 3D printing industry are taking a beat, and paying attention to an issue that needs tending to: supports. When using the technology of 3D printing,…

UK’s Glass Technology Services Participates in UK Funding Program to Explore 3D Printing with Glass & Metal

Anyone who reads or watches the news is becoming increasingly aware that the possibilities with 3D printing are staggering, seemingly infinite. It’s also clear that 3D printing has all but…