metal 3d printing

Arconic and Airbus Announce Cooperative Research Agreement for 3D Printed Airframe Components

Arconic and Airbus Announce Cooperative Research Agreement for 3D Printed Airframe Components

Three years ago, lightweight metals manufacturer Alcoa announced its intention to adopt 3D printing processes, and invested millions in 2015 to expand its facilities and accelerate development. That same year, the company announced that it would be separating into two, and launched its new value-add company Arconic, with a major focus on aerospace 3D printing, in 2016, not long […]

Three years ago, lightweight metals manufacturer Alcoa announced its intention to adopt 3D printing processes, and invested millions in 2015 to expand its facilities and accelerate development. That same year, the company announced that it would be separating into...
Trumpf Debuts Triple-Laser TruPrint 5000 Metal Additive Manufacturing System at formnext

Trumpf Debuts Triple-Laser TruPrint 5000 Metal Additive Manufacturing System at formnext

In 2015, family-owned German industrial machining and tooling equipment manufacturer Trumpf got back in the metal 3D printing game when it debuted the TruPrint 1000 laser metal fusion (LMF) 3D printer at formnext. The company, which also develops TruLaser metal deposition tools, recently announced a strategic alliance with Sintavia to work on machine qualifications for aerospace applications; […]

In 2015, family-owned German industrial machining and tooling equipment manufacturer Trumpf got back in the metal 3D printing game when it debuted the TruPrint 1000 laser metal fusion (LMF) 3D printer at formnext. The company, which also develops TruLaser metal...
Metal 3D Printing: Laser Sintering vs. Bulk Sintering in a Furnace - Pros and Cons

Metal 3D Printing: Laser Sintering vs. Bulk Sintering in a Furnace - Pros and Cons

Powder bed fusion (PBF) is by far the most widely used metal 3D printing process today. For evidence of how popular PBF has become, look no further than GE’s massive $1.4 billion investment last year into Concept Laser and Arcam. PBF includes both laser sintering and electron beam melting, but for this article we will […]

Powder bed fusion (PBF) is by far the most widely used metal 3D printing process today. For evidence of how popular PBF has become, look no further than GE’s massive $1.4 billion investment last year into Concept Laser and Arcam. PBF includes both laser sintering and...
LightSPEE3D Speeds Up Metal 3D Printing by 100 to 1,000 Times

LightSPEE3D Speeds Up Metal 3D Printing by 100 to 1,000 Times

SPEE3D, a 3D printing startup company from Melbourne, Australia, recently announced the global launch of its industrial metal 3D printer they’re calling the LightSPEE3D. It’s the world’s first metal 3D printer that introduces supersonic 3D deposition (SP3D) technology and offers manufacturing-grade 3D printing with fast production speeds. The LightSPEE3D is designed for scalable and on-demand […]

SPEE3D, a 3D printing startup company from Melbourne, Australia, recently announced the global launch of its industrial metal 3D printer they’re calling the LightSPEE3D. It’s the world’s first metal 3D printer that introduces supersonic 3D deposition...
University Team Races to the Finish Line with 3D Printed Automotive Components

University Team Races to the Finish Line with 3D Printed Automotive Components

3D printing is seeing increasing applications in the racing world, and whether racing cars, superbikes, or even concrete canoes, using the technology to design and build components for racing vehicles can definitely help speed up production and cut back on costs. China-based Farsoon Technologies, which released both its FS271M metal 3D printer and its industrial plastic […]

3D printing is seeing increasing applications in the racing world, and whether racing cars, superbikes, or even concrete canoes, using the technology to design and build components for racing vehicles can definitely help speed up production and cut back on costs....
3D Printed Steel Pedestrian Bridge On Track for Amsterdam Installation in 2018, Research Team To Test and Analyze Structure

3D Printed Steel Pedestrian Bridge On Track for Amsterdam Installation in 2018, Research Team To Test and Analyze Structure

There are concrete 3D printed bridges, and bridges 3D printed out of modified plastic. Now, we’re one step closer to seeing a first-of-its-kind bridge built by robots and 3D printed using stainless steel. Netherlands-based startup MX3D, which develops robotic additive manufacturing technology and created the Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) method, got started on the ambitious […]

There are concrete 3D printed bridges, and bridges 3D printed out of modified plastic. Now, we’re one step closer to seeing a first-of-its-kind bridge built by robots and 3D printed using stainless steel. Netherlands-based startup MX3D, which develops robotic...
Hoversurf Uses 3D Printing and 3D Vision Technology to Launch Flying FORMULA Car Idea

Hoversurf Uses 3D Printing and 3D Vision Technology to Launch Flying FORMULA Car Idea

I love the scene near the beginning of 1997 sci-fi movie The Fifth Element when “perfect being” Leeloo crashes into cab driver Korben’s flying taxi; she asks him for help when the police come for her, and a wild flying car chase through the skies of futuristic Manhattan ensues. Flying cars still seem like science fiction […]

I love the scene near the beginning of 1997 sci-fi movie The Fifth Element when “perfect being” Leeloo crashes into cab driver Korben’s flying taxi; she asks him for help when the police come for her, and a wild flying car chase through the skies of...
3D Systems and K2M Group Holdings Join Capabilities to Collaborate on 3D Printed Implants

3D Systems and K2M Group Holdings Join Capabilities to Collaborate on 3D Printed Implants

This winter, K2M Group Holdings, the first top spine company to market a 3D printed titanium interbody device, announced that it had entered into a comprehensive development agreement with 3D Systems; the two also set up a separate supply agreement for K2M’s CASCADIA TL Interbody System, which features its Lamellar 3D Titanium technology. Now, in an effort to […]

This winter, K2M Group Holdings, the first top spine company to market a 3D printed titanium interbody device, announced that it had entered into a comprehensive development agreement with 3D Systems; the two also set up a separate supply agreement for...
PyroGenesis Ramps Up Plasma Atomization System; Two New Patents Granted

PyroGenesis Ramps Up Plasma Atomization System; Two New Patents Granted

Montreal-headquartered PyroGenesis has recently made two major announcements: one concerning the completed ramp-up phase of their first Plasma Atomization System, and another for two more patents granted to boost the company’s intellectual property portfolio. Known for designing and manufacturing advanced plasma processes and plasma torch products, the Canadian company is now ‘open for business’ with […]

Montreal-headquartered PyroGenesis has recently made two major announcements: one concerning the completed ramp-up phase of their first Plasma Atomization System, and another for two more patents granted to boost the company’s intellectual property portfolio....
3D Printing Business News: Ultimaker, BeAM, Sharebot Raising Capital and Seeing Growth in Operations

3D Printing Business News: Ultimaker, BeAM, Sharebot Raising Capital and Seeing Growth in Operations

With so much growth across business ventures every day, we do our best to keep you apprised of all the latest business news in the 3D printing industry. For today’s latest round of 3D printing business announcements, we’ll start with some news from desktop 3D printing leader Ultimaker, which is continuing its global expansion thanks […]

With so much growth across business ventures every day, we do our best to keep you apprised of all the latest business news in the 3D printing industry. For today’s latest round of 3D printing business announcements, we’ll start with some news from desktop...
3D Printing Courses in Arizona and Dubai Will Prepare Workforce for Industry Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing Courses in Arizona and Dubai Will Prepare Workforce for Industry Additive Manufacturing

3D printing offers design freedom, allows companies and organizations to save on production cost and time, and often increases performance as well. As the technology becomes more widespread, we are seeing its far-reaching impact on multiple industries, from aerospace and automobiles to consumer goods and fashion. Another area that 3D printing innovations are shaking up […]

3D printing offers design freedom, allows companies and organizations to save on production cost and time, and often increases performance as well. As the technology becomes more widespread, we are seeing its far-reaching impact on multiple industries, from aerospace...
HP to "Double Down" on Commitment to 3D Printing in 2018, Introducing Full Color and Metal Capabilities

HP to "Double Down" on Commitment to 3D Printing in 2018, Introducing Full Color and Metal Capabilities

Today during the company’s annual Securities Analyst Meeting, HP Inc. President and CEO Dion Weisler touched on business updates from 2017 as well as a preview for what to expect from the ambitious global company in 2018. So far as 3D printing is concerned, the previews provided are huge as HP “doubles down” on its […]

Today during the company’s annual Securities Analyst Meeting, HP Inc. President and CEO Dion Weisler touched on business updates from 2017 as well as a preview for what to expect from the ambitious global company in 2018. So far as 3D printing is concerned, the...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 6, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 6, 2017

Happy Friday! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with a little business news, and then move on to filaments and 3D printers. Precision ADM has received an important ISO certification, and German RepRap is now selling DuPont filaments. Cimquest will now be offering HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers, while SLM Solutions […]

Happy Friday! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with a little business news, and then move on to filaments and 3D printers. Precision ADM has received an important ISO certification, and German RepRap is now selling DuPont filaments....
Materialise Expands Office Capacity, Acquires Metal Casting Company to Increase its 3D Printed Metal Solutions Offering

Materialise Expands Office Capacity, Acquires Metal Casting Company to Increase its 3D Printed Metal Solutions Offering

Belgium-based Materialise has been working in the 3D printing industry for nearly 30 years now, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Across its numerous worldwide branches, the company, fresh off a strong showing at the recent TCT Show where its CEO was inducted into the TCT Hall of Fame, combines the industry’s biggest group […]

Belgium-based Materialise has been working in the 3D printing industry for nearly 30 years now, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Across its numerous worldwide branches, the company, fresh off a strong showing at the recent TCT Show where its CEO was...
Metal 3D Printing Makes a Strong Showing at TCT Show 2017

Metal 3D Printing Makes a Strong Showing at TCT Show 2017

This past week during TCT Show 2017, 3D printing was on full display as more than 250 exhibitors displayed the latest in additive technologies, showcasing software, hardware, and materials. Of course there’s one area that has lately been drawing the attention of the industry, and metal additive manufacturing had a great deal to show for […]

This past week during TCT Show 2017, 3D printing was on full display as more than 250 exhibitors displayed the latest in additive technologies, showcasing software, hardware, and materials. Of course there’s one area that has lately been drawing the attention of...
FOMAS and INTECO Groups Sign Joint Agreement to Produce Metal 3D Printing Powders in Next-Gen Plants

FOMAS and INTECO Groups Sign Joint Agreement to Produce Metal 3D Printing Powders in Next-Gen Plants

The 3D metal printing industry just continues to go up in value as more innovations, like printers and other machines, unique materials, software, and processes, continue to be developed every day. There are many companies, like AP&C in Canada, H.C. Starck in Germany, and Metalysis in the UK, focused on researching and working with metal AM powders. This […]

The 3D metal printing industry just continues to go up in value as more innovations, like printers and other machines, unique materials, software, and processes, continue to be developed every day. There are many companies, like AP&C in Canada, H.C. Starck in...
Five Global 3D Printing Pioneers Inducted at the Inaugural TCT Hall of Fame Awards

Five Global 3D Printing Pioneers Inducted at the Inaugural TCT Hall of Fame Awards

It was a busy week at the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, which just ended yesterday. Many innovative companies used the international trade fair event as an opportunity to showcase their latest printers, software, materials, and other products. The event kicked off on Tuesday with the annual TCT Awards, sponsored by SLM Solutions, Materialise, 3ecruit, […]

It was a busy week at the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, which just ended yesterday. Many innovative companies used the international trade fair event as an opportunity to showcase their latest printers, software, materials, and other products. The event kicked off on...
3DSIM Launches Full Commercial Version of exaSIM ULTIMATE 3D Metal Simulation Software at TCT Show

3DSIM Launches Full Commercial Version of exaSIM ULTIMATE 3D Metal Simulation Software at TCT Show

Last year, Utah-based 3DSIM, which was founded in 2014 and creates additive manufacturing simulation technology, partnered with Additive Industries to integrate its cloud-based exaSIM simulation software into the AdditiveWorld platform. The software was still in beta at that time, and Additive Industries was the first company to adopt it, not long before 3DSIM opened the […]

Last year, Utah-based 3DSIM, which was founded in 2014 and creates additive manufacturing simulation technology, partnered with Additive Industries to integrate its cloud-based exaSIM simulation software into the AdditiveWorld platform. The software was still in beta...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 26, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 26, 2017

We’re starting with a little bit of business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D printers and 3D printing technology, and finally some news on 3D printing filaments. Sharebot has joined the open innovation program at Techniplas, and RP Support named the first German distributor for its NEO800 production stereolithography system, while […]

We’re starting with a little bit of business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D printers and 3D printing technology, and finally some news on 3D printing filaments. Sharebot has joined the open innovation program at Techniplas, and RP...
The Latest 3D Printing Business News: Partnerships and 3D Printers Galore

The Latest 3D Printing Business News: Partnerships and 3D Printers Galore

To kick off the beginning of a busy workweek, we’re sharing a few 3D printing business stories with you today, starting with the announcement of a strategic alignment between metal additive manufacturing service provider Sintavia, LLC, and the family-owned TRUMPF Group, a leading technology company that offers production solutions in the machine tool and laser sectors. […]

To kick off the beginning of a busy workweek, we’re sharing a few 3D printing business stories with you today, starting with the announcement of a strategic alignment between metal additive manufacturing service provider Sintavia, LLC, and the...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 22, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 22, 2017

Welcome to the Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, where we are all business, all the time…except for a little news on 3D printing materials, that is. BASF acquires the Solvay polyamide business, OMNI3D names its new CEO, and AP&C has received an important ISO certification. Sculpteo is starting a 3D printing consulting service, […]

Welcome to the Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, where we are all business, all the time…except for a little news on 3D printing materials, that is. BASF acquires the Solvay polyamide business, OMNI3D names its new CEO, and AP&C has received an...
Formalloy Releases Latest Metal 3D Printing System: L-Series Machine with Blue Wavelength Laser Technology

Formalloy Releases Latest Metal 3D Printing System: L-Series Machine with Blue Wavelength Laser Technology

Metal 3D printing company Formalloy, established last January in sunny San Diego, has been keeping very busy. In addition to developing and then showcasing its flagship A222 3D printer, which uses Formalloy’s patented laser metal deposition (LMD) technology, at last year’s RAPID and Inside 3D Printing San Diego events, the company received an award as part of […]

Metal 3D printing company Formalloy, established last January in sunny San Diego, has been keeping very busy. In addition to developing and then showcasing its flagship A222 3D printer, which uses Formalloy’s patented laser metal deposition (LMD) technology, at...
Amsterdam: Redesign and Machine Learning Will See MX3D Complete 3D Printed Bridge Next Year

Amsterdam: Redesign and Machine Learning Will See MX3D Complete 3D Printed Bridge Next Year

MX3D is famous for a unique 3D printing process that not only extrudes filament straight into thin air but is industrial strength too. With no need for support structures and the ability to 3D print with metal, MX3D developed Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing, or WAAM. And while the uses for 3D printing and the […]

MX3D is famous for a unique 3D printing process that not only extrudes filament straight into thin air but is industrial strength too. With no need for support structures and the ability to 3D print with metal, MX3D developed Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing, or...
Draper Offers Far-Reaching Potential for 3D Printed Electronics with New Sprayable Metal Ink

Draper Offers Far-Reaching Potential for 3D Printed Electronics with New Sprayable Metal Ink

3D printing continues to forge ahead via thousands of innovators around the globe. Affecting nearly every industry possible, today we see a wide range of hardware, software, and materials being used as the technology continues to hit the mainstream with its own multibillion-dollar economy. 3D printing with metal is certainly one of the processes at […]

3D printing continues to forge ahead via thousands of innovators around the globe. Affecting nearly every industry possible, today we see a wide range of hardware, software, and materials being used as the technology continues to hit the mainstream with its own...