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Sakuu to Release Multi-Material, Multi-Process Battery 3D Printer

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming a more common part of the public lexicon every day—I have at least one friend who drives one, and more car charging stations are popping…

Ultimaker Study Suggests COVID-19 Increased Worldwide 3D Printing Adoption

Ultimaker has released its 2021 3D Printing Sentiment Index (3DPSI), showing that awareness and adoption of 3D printing went up during 2020, and that companies used it in a more…

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With $1.6B Valuation, VELO3D is Sixth 3D Printing Firm with Plans to Go Public in 2021

As alluded to in a recent episode of the 3DPOD, VELO3D plans to go public through a merger with a blank check company backed by tennis star Serena Williams. The…

TÜV SÜD & ASTM International Sign MoU at Formnext for Increasing 3D Printing Adoption

The doors have officially closed at the leading additive manufacturing exhibition and conference, and thousands of visitors flocked to formnext 2019 this week in Frankfurt to see hundreds of exhibitors…

17 Top 3D Printing Themes of 2017

2017 has been, by any measure, an eventful year, and as always the end of December brings us to a retrospective season as we look back on all that has…

3D Printing Business: Inside GE Additive

The GE Additive Technology Center (ATC) in Cincinnati, Ohio is housed in a former Dell building that has become the center for GE Additive‘s latest efforts in additive manufacturing since…

NextFlex Awards 3D Printed Flexible Hybrid Electronics Development Project to Optomec and 5 Partners

Global production-grade 3D printer supplier Optomec holds patents for two unique 3D printing technologies: Aerosol Jet, used to 3D print electronics, even at the micron level, and LENS, for metal 3D printing;…

Reality Check: Is “Additive Manufacturing” Still Niche Jargon?

The Materialise World Summit last week in Brussels was a remarkable event, filling two complete days with some of the brightest minds in additive manufacturing. The hyper-focused nature of the conference…

How 3D Printing Becomes Normal and Ordinary

I thought I’d start this article with a quote from one of my absolute favorite science fiction writers ever (Kurt Vonnegut is a very close second!) “I’ve come up with…

Mainstream 3D Printing Adoption: Four reasons we aren’t there yet

The 3D printing movement has really exploded over the last two years. 3D printers have gone from obscure devices, which only a handful of tech geeks have heard about, likely…