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Raytheon Subsidiary to 3D Print Aerospace Actuation Parts via AddUp-Sogeclair Venture

Raytheon subsidiary Collins Aerospace continues to ramp up its long-established additive manufacturing (AM) efforts. This time, it has enlisted PrintSky, a joint venture between French aerospace company Sogeclair and AddUp,…

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Additive Manufacturing 2.0 Makes a Splash at IMTS in Chicago

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), the largest and longest-running industry trade show in the Western Hemisphere, returned to Chicago this September. And as pandemic-related supply chain issues remain prevalent,…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: September 25, 2022

We’ve got a busy week of 3D printing webinars and events ahead! Nanoscribe is attending the Biofabrication Conference, Stratasys, Velo3D, and Markforged continue their tours, and Formlabs will hold a…

Mantle Targets $45B Tooling Market with Unique Metal 3D Printing Technology

After six years of development, Mantle has finally released its commercial metal 3D printing system, which combines bound metal extrusion with CNC milling to achieve results so far unreached by…

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IMTS 2022: 3D Printing is a Manufacturing Technology. Now What?

About a decade ago, 3D printing began to transition into an actual production technology. This saw makers of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) systems engaged in a variety of endeavors to…

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Nikon Spending Spree Continues with Investment in 3D Printed Antenna Firm Optisys

Japanese optics manufacturing giant Nikon (TYO: 7731) has had a sizable foot in additive manufacturing (AM) for some time, and its interest in the sector has only escalated recently. This…

Chinese 3D Printing OEM EPlus3D Opens New German Office

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how the German chemical sector is increasing its exposure to the Chinese additive manufacturing (AM) market. As I noted, that development appears…

Incodema3D Signals US Metal 3D Printing Scale-Up with 6K, Uniformity Deals

Incodema3D, an additive manufacturing (AM) services company specializing in the aerospace sector, announced two new projects recently, involving two different metal alloy powders. First, Incodema3D, which is headquartered in upstate…

Xact Metal Expands to Mid-Sized Metal 3D Printing with XM300G Series

Known for its petite, low-cost metal 3D printers, Xact Metal is now moving upstream with the release of the XM300G series. This line of mid-sized laser powder bed fusion (PBF)…

Fully Automated 3D Printing Cell to Be Showcased by Optomec at IMTS

Optomec, the Albuquerque-based, additive manufacturing (AM) technology company, will be exhibiting a fully automated, AM-centered work cell at next week’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago (September 12-17). Optomec’s…

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3D Printing Hardness in Metals from Swedish VBN Components

VBN Components is a Swedish materials development company, established in 2008. It is niched towards extremely wear and heat resistant additively manufactured (AM) alloys, which was quite bold back in…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: September 4, 2022

We’re getting busy again for this week’s webinar and event roundup! The Stratasys tour is taking.a break, but the company is still presenting a webinar on the NASA Hunch Program….

Driving Sustainability in Commercial & Public Transportation with 3D Printing

With the advent of the pandemic just two short years ago, we’ve been forced to quickly learn how easily economic sustainability can be disturbed. Its negative impact on supply chains…

Luxury Giant Richemont Pursues 3D Printed Watches via Panerai Brand

The consumer goods market is just now beginning to see minor penetration by additive manufacturing (AM) technology. The entry point seems to be luxury products, with the latest company to…

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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%…

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Markforged Buys Digital Metal: What Does it Mean for the 3D Printing Industry?

This PRO article was originally published in July 2022 and is being re-shared here as Markforged has completed its acquisition of Digital Metal.  It’s been a few months since the additive…

Metal Powder Works Brings Metal 3D Printing Feedstock to Neighborhood 91 Ecosystem

Neighborhood 91 (N91), Pittsburgh’s industrial park dedicated to additive manufacturing (AM), has welcomed its newest resident, Metal Powder Works (MPW). The company is establishing a 10,000-square-foot production facility, eight times…

US Air Force Funds Blue Laser Firm NUBURU to Make 100X Speed Metal 3D Printer

Blue laser specialist NUBURU is quickly increasing its foothold in the additive manufacturing (AM) space. In addition to receiving a series of patents and establishing a partnership for copper 3D…

US Air Force Explores Hypersonics 3D Printing at Arnolds Base

Hypersonics are a growing sector that hopes to launch missiles at speeds not just faster than sound, but even faster than that. To reach speeds beyond Mach 5, oxygen dispersion…

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Using 3D Printing as a Supply Chain and Labor Shortage Solution

In our globalized society, making products half a world away from the point of need has become the norm. But the strategic risks with locating manufacturing capacity far away from…

Metal 3D Printing Firm Velo3D Announces Impressive Q2 Earnings

US financial markets appear to be in a state of limbo. For one thing, there are few clear opinions circulating concerning the question as to whether the American economy is,…

A Holistic Approach to Metal 3D Printing Process Selection for Aerospace Parts

Summarized by Tessa Fedotowsky, Paul Gradl, Darren Tinker NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Metal additive manufacturing (AM) use in the aerospace industry has become more prevalent in the last decade…

EOS Teams with ORNL to Improve Metal 3D Printing Quality Control

German powder bed fusion (PBF) original equipment manufacturer (OEM) EOS has inked a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Energy in order to conduct a…

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3D Printed Antennas Enable Satellite Constellations for Fleet Space

3D printing is finding increasing applications in the space sector, particularly when it comes to producing rocket engines and satellite parts. Meanwhile, the technology is also making its way into…