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Velo3D CEO Benny Buller on Impressive Q2 Earnings – AMS Focus

Though Additive Manufacturing Strategies (February 7-9, 2023) takes place just once a year, the verticals showcased at New York’s only 3D printing event are constantly evolving. AMS Focus highlights these…

Stratasys Goes on the Record on Buying Covestro 3D Printing Materials Unit

In light of the recent acquisition of Covestro’s additive manufacturing (AM) business by Stratasys, we interviewed executive vice president of Product Strategy and Corporate Development at Stratasys Omer Krieger and…

Catching Up with Braskem at RAPID + TCT: Expanding Available Additive Materials

During the COVID-19 outbreak, there was one important multinational that jumped into the additive manufacturing (AM) industry without the typical fanfare. This was Braskem (NYSE: BAK), the largest petrochemical company…

Materialise CEO Talks 3D Printing Software and Ethics at RAPID+TCT

With the newest release of its Magics software and its new CO-AM platform, Materialise (Nasdaq: MTLS) is demonstrating how it continues to mature with the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. On…

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3D Printing for GM SUV Opens Doors for GKN Additive’s Flexible Manufacturing

While at RAPID+TCT, we learned that the world of automotive 3D printing had taken a major step forward. To address an immediate supply chain issue, General Motors Company (GM) turned…

JEOL’s Electron Beam Metal 3D Printer Enters U.S. Market

The dam that once separated the additive manufacturing (AM) industry from mainstream manufacturing has finally broken. As the waters merge, numerous companies that previously existed outside of 3D printing are…

GE’s Metal Binder Jet 3D Printing Is on the Market with Kennametal

Kennametal recently announced it has joined GE Additive’s Beta Partner Program, focusing on advancing its binder jetting capabilities in cemented tungsten carbide—and expanding the range of possibilities for use of…

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CORE Consolidates 3D Printing Industry with Acquisition Spree: Interview with Founder John May

CORE Industrial Partners is a private equity firm in Chicago, made up of experienced investment professionals and former CEOs, with $700 million worth of capital commitments investing in lower middle-market…

Oerlikon CEO Roland Fischer: “It’s About Optimizing the 3D Printing Process”

Roland Fischer is the CEO of Oerlikon, a 10,000-employee group with revenues in excess of $2 billion and active in a range of industrial areas. The conglomerate has a significant…

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Interview with Michael Fuller, CEO of 3D Printed Heat Exchanger Firm Conflux Technology

Michael Fuller heads up Conflux Technology, an Australian firm that uses powder bed fusion to make heat exchangers for automotive, racing, power electronics, power generation, and aerospace. The company has…

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De-Hyper: Can 3D Printing Alone Solve the Climate Crisis? Probably Not.

Given the compounding human-caused, ecological crises facing life on earth at the moment, I’ve been interested in speaking to experts to understand what role, if any, 3D printing and technology…

The Slow 3D Printing Software Revolution with Materialise

While attending RAPID + TCT a few weeks ago, I sat down with Bryan Crutchfield, the Vice President and General Manager – North America at Materialise (NASDAQ: MTLS), to discuss…

3D Systems at RAPID + TCT 2021: Oqton Acquisition & David Leigh Interview

In early September, 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced an agreement to acquire software startup Oqton, a global SaaS company that offers an agnostic, intelligent, cloud-based Manufacturing Operating System (MOS) platform which automates the end-to-end…

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VELO3D Goes Public: We Speak to CEO Benny Buller

VELO3D (NYSE: VLD) went public today with the company listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “VLD”. The company merged with JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation…

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Shapeways Begins Trading on NYSE, Secures $103M in SPAC Merger

Shapeways, the leading 3D printing service bureau that makes digital manufacturing accessible to anyone, has completed its merger deal with blank check company Galileo Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: GLEO) and began…

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Satori Launches Kickstarter Campaign for New Large-Volume VL2800 3D Printer

After a long wait, it’s finally here: the Kickstarter campaign for the new large-volume, industrial-grade Satori 3D printer, the VL2800, officially launched this week, and in less than ten hours…

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Shapeways CEO Greg Kress Discusses the Upcoming SPAC Merger

On April 28, 2021, 3D printing service bureau Shapeways announced that it was going public via merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Galileo Acquisition Corp. I had a chance…

Satori Set to Launch Kickstarter Campaign for New Industrial Resin 3D Printer

London-based tech company Satori launched its first resin 3D printer, the compact yet professional ST1600, in October of 2020, and introduced a partnership program at the same time in order…

3D Printing Steps in to Aid Semiconductor Industry’s Faltering Supply Chains

At this point in its evolution, additive manufacturing (AM) is growing far beyond the aerospace sector that kickstarted its adoption for end part production. It is being incorporated into automotive,…

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Cellink: Can This Bioprinting Firm Reach a $10B Valuation?

Since 2019, bioprinting pioneer Cellink (OTC: CCLKF / CLNK-B.ST) has gone from a $257 million market capitalization to a $1.5 billion-plus valuation. Before it went public in 2016, this new…

Domin 3D Prints Hydraulic Valves to Outperform the Competition on “Every Metric”

Brash young UK company Domin aims to disrupt the industrial valve, hydraulics, and actuator markets through 3D printing. I love the way that the firm has tackled the challenge of…

God of Small Things: 3D MicroPrint CEO Provides a Look into His Tiny World

I interviewed Joachim Göbner, CEO at 3D MicroPrint, to understand 3D printing at the microscale. 3D MicroPrint is specialized in micro sintering of small metal parts. This means, along with…

Riding the Rails with Wabtec into the 21st Century with 3D Printing

Rail transportation is key to our global infrastructure and, in some ways, could be the future of that infrastructure in the face of climate collapse. For those reasons, it’s crucial…

3DPOD Episode 45: Sarah Goehrke, Additive Integrity, and Women in 3D Printing

Today, we’ve got the whirlwind that is Sarah Goehrke on the 3DPOD. Max and I had a great time talking to the former 3DPrint.com Editor-in-Chief about her editorial business, Additive…