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Lower Austrian Government Funds 3D Printing Businesses

Whereas the Netherlands and Germany have long been hotbeds of 3D printing activity, nearby Austria so far has not. The government of the Province of Lower Austria plans to change…

ASTM Drives 3D Printing Standards via Investment into Eight Crucial Projects

Nonprofit organization ASTM International announced its third round of funding to support research that will help expedite standards in additive manufacturing (AM). The group creates and publishes technical standards for…

LightForce Orthodontics Raises $14M for Custom 3D Printed Braces

They’re not fun by any stretch of the imagination, but getting braces is a rite of passage for many teenagers. While this hasn’t changed for many years, neither has the…

US Army Invests $5.4M in New Polymer Making Technology from Case Western

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), in Ohio, teamed up with the U.S. Army Research Lab to manufacture a new lightweight and high-performance polymer that could have potential applications…

Australian Army Deploys WarpSPEE3D Metal 3D Printer in Second Field Test

In February of 2020, the Australian Army announced a $1.5 million investment in Darwin- and Melbourne-based additive manufacturing company SPEE3D. The company worked with previous partners Charles Darwin University (CDU)…

Icon Announces $35 Million Funding Round for House 3D Printing

Icon Technology, Inc., headquartered in Austin, TX, has announced a $35 million series A funding round. Along with this comes some new promises too related to plans for 3D printing…

VELO3D and Lam Research are 3D Printing Metal Parts for Semiconductor Industry

Silicon Valley metal 3D printer manufacturer VELO3D, which recently landed the largest order yet in the company’s short history for its Sapphire system, has announced a joint development agreement with…

What’s the Deal with BASF Partnering with Shapeways on 3D Printing Materials?

In the fall of 2019, BASF 3D Printing Solutions, a 3D printing material and services supplier and subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH, introduced Forward AM, a new corporate brand presence….

Mondragon Group Bets on 3D Printing, Invests in BCN3D with Spanish Government

Spanish manufacturer of desktop 3D printers BCN3D announced a new funding round totaling €2.8 million. The round was led by Spain’s national innovation agency, CDTI, and the Mondragon Group, one…

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The 3D Printing Industry is Here to Stay – A Look at Investment Activity and M&A

As investment bankers who have worked within the industrial technology sector for over 20 years, we wanted to address what we are seeing in the 3D printing value chain of…

CIA’s In-Q-Tel Invests in 3D Printing Software Startup nTopology

3D printing software startup nTopology has announced that it has received an investment from In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Though the amount invested in the…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 3, 2020: Tethon 3D, SolidLine, Scottish Enterprise, Phillips Corporation

We’re telling you about a new material in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some business news and a military partnership. Tethon 3D is launching a new material, while…

Equispheres Secures $30 Million in New Funding Round

Canadian materials science company Equispheres, which specializes in aluminum alloy powder for 3D printing, announced this week that it had secured a Series B investment, along with a new $30…

Velo3D Raises $28 Million in D Round

Metal 3D printing company Velo3D has just raised $28 million in a Series D funding round, making it a total of $138 million that the firm has raised so far….

3D Printing News Briefs: April 28, 2020

We’re starting with business today, before moving on to materials news, in 3D Printing News Briefs. Xaar’s senior leadership team is making an investment in the company’s future, and the…

CIA’s In-Q-Tel Invests in Markforged

Boston-based startup Markforged is growing rapidly, pulling in a whopping $82 million investment in March 2019. Now, the 3D printer manufacturer is getting some additional funds, though this time the…

thyssenkrupp Collaborating with Impact Labs on New Israeli Metal 3D Printing Center

German company thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group, supplying reliable solutions, services, and products to its many global customers in a wide variety of industries: from automotive, chemicals, and construction…

3D Hubs: Expanding into France, Backing from Tony Fadell’s Future Shape

3D Hubs is known around the world as a unique platform, with its origins deeply rooted in the 3D printing community. Today, they have moved away from their original model…

Australian Navy Deploying SPEE3D Metal 3D Printing in Trial Program

At RAPID+TCT 2019 in Michigan, I spoke with Byron Kennedy, the CEO and co-founder of Australian startup SPEE3D, which developed a patented supersonic 3D deposition (SP3D) technology for super-sized metal…

Chinese Startup Meditool Gets Investment From Evonik

Last year Evonik opened a new production line for specialty PA [polyamide] powders at the Marl Chemical Park in Germany, increasing the company’s annual capacities by 50%. It also released a…

3D Printing News Briefs: July 16, 2019

We’re starting today’s 3D Printing News Briefs off on a story with a deadline – LulzBot is currently having a two-day Amazon Prime Day Sale. Moving on with other business…

Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2020: Sign Up for Our 3D Printing Startup Competition

Coming up in February 2020, the annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit, co-hosted by 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Markets Publishing, will be held in Boston for the third year running. This year, the event, titled…

Sandvik Acquires Substantial Holdings in Beam IT—Expanding Additive Manufacturing Presence

Sandvik continues to add to their high-tech offerings, as well as expanding Sandvik Additive Manufacturing with the recent investment in Beam IT. The Sweden-headquartered engineering group, specializing in metals, additive…

Ricoh to Buy 34.5 Percent of Bioprinting Company Elixirgen Scientific

Japan’s Ricoh Company, Ltd. announces further investment in 3D printing—and bioprinting—teaming up with Elixirgen Scientific, Inc. of Baltimore Maryland. Together, they will be focused on creating new products for the…