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EOS Metal 3D Printers to Feature nLight Lasers

nLIGHT, the U.S.-based maker of semiconductor fiber lasers, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) system manufacturer EOS to collaborate on beam shaping lasers…

ISRO Successfully Tests 3D-Printed Liquid Rocket Engine for 665 Seconds

On May 9, 2024, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully conducted a long-duration hot test of a 3D printed liquid rocket engine. The tested engine, known as PS4, is…

Farsoon Showcases Comprehensive 3D Printing Solutions, Automation, and More at TCT Asia

This year’s TCT Asia event showcased just how much the Asian additive manufacturing (AM) market has grown, with Eplus3D’s 64-laser metal 3D printer alone acting as a synecdoche for China’s…

AddUp’s New Services Aim to Accelerate Metal 3D Printing Adoption

French laser powder bed fusion firm AddUp plans to use its Service Department to accelerate adoption. Recently, AddUp has shipped machines to Zeda, introduced its machines to Japan, and appointed…

$25M to Back Sintavia’s Largest Expansion of Metal 3D Printing Capacity Since 2019

Sintavia, the digital manufacturing company specializing in mission-critical parts for strategic sectors, announced a $25 million investment to increase its production capacity, the largest expansion to its operations since 2019….

Velo3D Initiates Public Offering in a Bid to Strengthen Financial Foundations and Drive Future Growth

Velo3D (NYSE: VLD) has been among a number of publicly traded 3D printing firms that have attempted to weather the current macroeconomic climate. After posting a challenging financial report for 2023,…

Purdue Teams Power 3D Printed Rocket Chamber with Elementum 3D’s Aluminum Powder

Self-landing rockets essentially changed the space sector, transforming it from a niche research segment to fully fledged industry. To continue driving the technology forward, new generations of engineers are expanding…

Japanese EDM Maker Sodick Invests in Italy’s Prima Additive for Metal 3D Printing

Japanese machine tool leader Sodick, a company with $400 million in revenue and 3,500 employees, has upped the ante into the additive manufacturing (AM) sector by investing in Prima Additive,…

Laser Wars: Farsoon Launches Eight-Laser Continuous Metal 3D Printer

In the ongoing Laser Wars between powder bed fusion (PBF) manufacturers, we’ve discussed various configurations of multiple lasers and high build speeds via systems from companies ranging from Bright Laser…

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FDR vs. SLA: The Right Polymer Manufacturing Choice for Your Application

The additive manufacturing (AM) industry has no shortage of acronyms when it comes to the various methodologies of industrial 3D printing. In polymer 3D printing, there are three main methods…

Farsoon Expands U.S. 3D Printing Presence with Additive Plus Partnership on the West Coast

As members of China’s additive manufacturing (AM) sector expand further into the West, one of the nation’s leading firms, Farsoon Technologies, has announced a strategic partnership with Additive Plus. This…

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Fine Detail Resolution: A New Level of Precision and Durability Beyond Traditional Polymer 3D Printing

Fine detail resolution (FDR) is a technology that enables balance in polymer additive manufacturing (AM). This technology allows for the creation of robust parts with a high level of detail…

BLT Expands into South Korea, Baltics, and Africa with New Partners

Xi’an Bright Laser Technology (BLT) is one of the fastest growing companies in the metal laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) segment. With the signing of three new deals, it shows…

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Velo3D CEO and CFO Discuss Metal 3D Printing Firm’s Prospects

Velo3D (NYSE: VLD) initially made a significant impact with its breakthrough approach to laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) for metals, which involved controlling more variables and employing a novel recoating…

3DPOD Episode 185: Stefan Ritt and the International 3D Printing Business Perspective

Stefan Ritt, a expert in 3D printing veteran, has contributed significantly to numerous additive manufacturing committees and standardization initiatives. For twenty years, he was a pivotal figure at SLM Solutions,…

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Hyliion Begins 3D Printing Generator Parts amid Strategic Shift

Hyliion Holdings Corp. (NYSE: HYLN), a developer of electricity-generating technology, has announced that is has begun 3D printing parts for its KARNO generator product. Based in Austin, Texas, the publicly…

Baking up an Additive Manufacturing Delicacy

Baking is my favorite hobby, and it’s a lot more like engineering than you think. Baking requires both meticulous planning and process control – a journey where the end result…

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Is Uniformity Labs out of Business? Metal 3D Printing Equipment up for Auction

According to a recent article from 3DAdept, a substantial amount of metal 3D printing equipment—including machines for printing, processing, and manufacturing metal powders—is up for auction via Tauber-Arons Inc. and…

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3D Systems’ NoSupports Eliminates Supports for Metal 3D Printing — Webinar

Despite the complex geometries that are possible with laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) for metal parts, support structures have been the bane of the technology’s existence. Necessary for overhanging features…

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Velo3D CEO Benny Buller Steps Down as Company Explores Sale or Merger

Metal 3D printing firm Velo3D (NYSE: VLD) has announced that Benny Buller has resigned as CEO at the request of the company’s Board of Directors. The news comes at a…

Nikon SLM’s 900th Metal 3D Printer Goes to Safran

Can you believe Nikon SLM Solutions has already delivered its 900th metal 3D printer? It seems like just yesterday that the laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) system manufacturer was disrupting…

3DPOD Episode 178: Low Cost Metal 3D Printing with Juan Mario Gomez, Xact Metal CEO

After a lengthy tenure at GE, Juan Mario Gomez took an unexpected turn, launching a metal 3D printing venture, Xact Metal. In this episode of the 3DPOD, he shares his…

BLT Sells First Large-scale BLT-S800 Metal 3D Printer in Europe

Just as RAPID + TCT was for the North American market, Formnext 2023 seem to have been a success for Chinese laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) companies in the European…

Valiant Products Buys Velo3D Sapphire XC Metal 3D Printer for Rocket Components

Contract manufacturer Valiant Products has added to its 3D printing capabilities with the acquisition of a Sapphire XC 3D printer from Velo3D (NYSE: VLD). The machine, designed to work with Inconel 718…