metal 3d printing

JEOL Unveils New Electron Beam Metal 3D Printer

The metal 3D printing industry is experiencing serious waves. If it isn’t new entrants introducing unprecedented quality, then it’s stalwarts unveiling unprecedented numbers of lasers, while bound metal printing begins…

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VELO3D Going Public Will Take Metal Powder Bed Fusion to New Territory

Over the last six months, the additive manufacturing industry has been riding a wave not seen in a decade. In March, the rumors that VELO3D—one of the youngest companies in…

Dream 3D Printing Mergers & Acquisitions: What if Henkel Acquired…

Inspired in part by the SPAC mergers of VELO3D with Jaws, Markforged with one, and Rocket Lab with Vector Acquisition Corporation, as well as the acquisition of EnvisionTEC by Desktop Metal, and…

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Q4 2020 Market Data from SmarTech Analysis Signals Rebounding Metal 3D Printing Segment

SmarTech Analysis, the leading market research firm for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, has published its latest data for its “AM Market Data Service”. This covers Q4 and the complete…

The Virtual Foundry Launches Bound Metal 3D Printing Lab

As a developer of bound metal 3D printing filament, The Virtual Foundry is, in this author’s opinion, one of the more overlooked companies in the 3D printing industry. Now, the…

A Contemplation of Transformational AM

Imagine if you could print metal at $10/kg. Would that create a “who moved my cheese” moment for the traditional metal manufacturing industry? Investor pitches for metal printing technologies tout…

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MELD Awarded $1.5M for Metal 3D Printing Repairs for the US Navy

It was a big day at MELD when the firm obtained $1.5 million from the U.S. Navy for maintenance and repair operations (MRO). MELD 3D printing is similar to a…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup: March 13, 2021

From a new 3D printer and the future of industrial 3D printing to the hazards of AM fumes, a lot of different topics are being covered in the webinars and…

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Push Button Metal: Players in Low-Cost PBF Metal 3D Printing

As you may have learned from part one of this series, there is a 3D printing metal evolution that has been going on for the past two years. Aside from…

Graphene Coating Improves 3D Printing of Pure Copper Powder

Pure copper is a great heat and electricity conductor, making it a highly sought after metal in the 3D printing industry to use for applications such as heat exchangers and…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup: March 7, 2021

From designing polymer lattices and building a starship in SOLIDWORKS to 3D simulation in the automotive industry and electronics printing, all sorts of topics are being covered in the webinars…

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Markforged SPAC: Metal 3D Printing Enters New Era

The changes in the additive manufacturing market that have been brought about largely by the impacts of COVID-19 have been, in a word, staggering. It has shifted from an industry…

Phillips Corporation Becomes Markforged 3D Printer Distributor

On the heels of the big news of its upcoming merger and IPO, Markforged has announced that Phillips Corporation will be adding the startup’s 3D printing technology to its portfolio…

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What’s New in Metal 3D Printing at AMS 2021

As we know, the metal additive manufacturing (AM) market was not immune to the effects of collapsing global supply chains due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the early months of 2020….

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Studio System 2: Desktop Metal is excited to announce the second generation of the Studio System.

With a simplified, two-step process, the Studio System 2 is the easiest way to print complex, high-quality metal parts in your office.1 Origins of the Studio System When it was…

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Tuning AM Processes for Scalability and Innovation

Materialise’s Lucas Hellemans provided the Topic Keynote for the Metals and New Materials vertical, sponsored by Materialise, at 3DPrint.com’s recent AMS online industry summit (Feb 9-10, 2021). The event is…

Navy’s HackTheMachine 2021 Features 3D Printing Challenge

The U.S. Navy will be hosting its annual “HackTheMachine” contest from March 23rd- 26th: this time, with a focus on 3D printing. HackTheMachine is a Navy outreach program designed to…

Binder Jet Processing: What Happens After Printing? A Review of Key Process Steps & Design Considerations

  Author(s): Kirk Rogers & John Barnes   In our previous article, we covered design considerations for Binder Jet Processing (BJP) by highlighting the critical process steps which also form…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup: February 7, 2021

While this week is quiet in terms of webinars, there are a couple of big virtual events coming up, including Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2021, hosted by 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Analysis….

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Clearing Hurdles for Metal AM

Riven’s James Page will be speaking at 3DPrint.com’s upcoming AMS online industry summit (Feb 9-10, 2021). Register here. Metal AM has made incredible advances in recent years and global brands are contemplating series…

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Quality Assurance for Large-Format 3D Printers

VELO3D’s Zach Murphee will be speaking at 3DPrint.com’s upcoming AMS online industry summit (Feb 9-10, 2021). Register here. The quality of parts produced by industrial metal additive manufacturing (AM, aka 3D printing) systems…

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Uniformity Labs Raises $38M for Possible Breakthrough in Metal 3D Printing Powders

3D printing company Uniformity Labs has just announced that it has raised $38.35 million in a Series B fundraiser. IP Group and Orion Resource Partners participated, but it is unclear…

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Seeking the Paradigm Shift for Metal AM

Brian Matthews, Chief Technology Officer for Meltio, will be speaking at 3DPrint.com’s upcoming AMS online industry summit (Feb 9-10, 2021). Register here. Additive metal manufacturing is one of the 3D technologies…

Burloak First in Industry to Meet Boeing Specification for 3D Printing Aluminum

Burloak Technologies Inc. has become the first company to achieve Boeing’s BAC 5673 specification for the 3D printing of aluminum AlSi10Mg components. This marks a substantial gain for the service…