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18 Lasers Power SpaceX Alums’ New Metal 3D Printing Tech

What 3DPrint.com has referred to as the Laser Wars is continuing apace. However, while we are now used to the same laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) manufacturers simply upping the…

Elementum 3D to Develop Alloys for SLM Solutions 12-Laser Metal 3D Printer

A powerful combination between innovation and the emergence of additive manufacturing has increased the demand for high-quality material alloys. 3D printing has become a powerful tool for making geometrically complex…

Laser Wars: SLM Solutions Announces Order for Massive NXG XII 600E Metal 3D Printer

SLM Solutions (AM3D.DE) previously announced that it would collaborate with military research organization Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) to build a large metal printer for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The resulting…

Laser Wars: Xi’an Bright Laser Announces 12-Laser Metal 3D Printer

Last month, Xi’an Bright Laser Tech (BLT), a metal additive manufacturing (AM) original equipment manufacturer (OEM) based in northwest China, announced the launch of its first 12-laser machine, the BLT-S1000….

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Nikon Shakes up Metal 3D Printing with Bid to Buy SLM Solutions

Japanese lithography, scanning and camera firm Nikon (TYO: 7731) is set to acquire metal 3D printer manufacturer SLM Solutions (ETR: AM3D). The Japanese firm has bid a premium of 83.7%…

First 8-Laser Metal 3D Printer from Velo3D Arrives at Knust-Goldwin

Knust-Godwin (K-G), a contract manufacturer with ties to the aerospace, defense, semi-conductor, and oil and gas industries, is set to receive Velo3D’s most advanced metal powder bed fusion (PBF) 3D…

“California-based Rocket Company” Orders Two of SLM’s 12-Laser Metal 3D Printers

When the equipment you make costs millions of dollars, every sale is newsworthy. When that equipment is meant to revolutionize metal 3D printing and, therefore, manufacturing as a whole, it…

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Morf3D Invests in 12-Laser Metal 3D Printer from SLM Solutions

Nikon subsidiary Morf3D, a service company with a focus on aerospace parts, will purchase two SLM 500 systems and one NXG XII 600 from SLM Solutions. This is a serious…

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Laser Wars: Farsoon’s New 8-Laser 3D Printer Attracts Attention from TCT Asia Attendees

TCT Asia 2021 kicked off in Shanghai’s New International Expo Center on May 26, 2021, and in just two days, Chinese pioneering additive manufacturing supplier Farsoon introduced two new machines…

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Metal 3D Printing: Who Will Win the Laser Wars?

There’s a war raging in the metal additive manufacturing. It’s particularly interesting timing too, given the current state of uncertainty in manufacturing and key end markets like aerospace and automotive…