metal 3d printing

“Low Carbon” Titanium for Metal 3D Printing Explored by EOS

The 3D printing industry loves titanium. This is largely due to the fact that the aerospace segment drove the development of metal 3D printing and prefers this metal for its…

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What Makes EOS so Good? And Where Is It Weak?

EOS is a privately held company that leads the world in polymer laser powder bed fusion (PBF). It is also the leading player in metal PBF. In this article, we…

Shine On: Trumpf Sales Stay Level at €3.5 Billion for 2020

Laser, machine tools and 3D printing company Trumpf reported that sales stayed level at €3.5 billion. The company’s largest markets were Germany (€580 million), China (€525 million), US (€485 million)…

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Pioneering 3D Printing Provider Fathom to Go Public via SPAC Deal at $1.5B Valuation

3D printing company Fathom announced it will merge with blank-check firm Altimar Acquisition Corp. II in a multi-million dollar deal that will help expand its on-demand digital manufacturing platform through…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: July 10th, 2021

We’ve got another busy week of industry webinars and events, both virtual and in-person, to tell you about! Topics range from automotive 3D printing and 3D printing steel to point-of-care…

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Metal 3D Printing Grows 11% in Q1 2021, Says SmarTech Report

According to SmarTech Analysis, the metal 3D printing industry grew by 11 percent in terms of global revenues in the first quarter of 2021. This double-digit expansion represents a continued…

One Click Metal Partners with i-ProDens and imes-icore to Bring Metal Printing to Dental

One Click Metal is a low-cost metal printer manufacturer started by Trumpf and, now, a subsidiary of machine tool firm Index. Since the Index acquisition, the German firm has partnered…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: July 4th, 2021

Things are slowing down a little bit this week in terms of webinars and events, so you can breathe a little sigh of relief. If you’re interested in learning about…

FZero Hypercar Features First-of-its-Kind 3D Printed Gearbox

As Volkswagen recently demonstrated, 3D printing is about to hit the automotive sector in a big way, if it truly is able to integrate 3D printed parts into its upcoming…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: June 27, 2021

As we move from June into July, we’ve got a little less hectic schedule of events and webinars for you this week, with topics ranging from leveraging AM for end-use…

Push Button Metal, Part 3: More Metal 3D Printing Players in an Evolving Space

A quiet revolution in low-cost metal printing is building and growing, mostly hidden from view. Previously we outlined what typified these companies and we had a look at a number…

Norwegian Robotics Firm to Develop Underwater 3D Printer

A Norwegian robotics firm called Kongsberg Ferrotech, which creates subsea robots for the oil and gas industry, is developing a form of underwater 3D printing for repairing pipelines below the…

Robotic Grippers Optimized with nTopology and Desktop Metal 3D Printing

Our regular readers will know that Executive Editor Joris Peels is enthusiastic about application-specific 3D printing endeavors, seeing the benefits additive manufacturing (AM) can bring to everything from nozzles and…

Winning at Any Cost is No Longer a Viable Proposition for Motorsports Teams

Ask anyone to tell you the first thing that comes to mind when you say “motorsports,” and chances are very good you’ll get a response that involves references to “speed.”…

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INDEX Buys Controlling Stake in One Click Metal

Machine tool manufacturer INDEX acquired a controlling majority interest in One Click Metal, part of a new breed of low-cost metal printing companies. Offering accessible $100,000 powder bed fusion systems,…

Wayland Additive Sells Electron Beam Metal 3D Printer to First Customer

After the March launch of its flagship Calibur3 metal 3D printer, the U.K.’s Wayland Additive has announced its first sale. Exergy Solutions Inc. in Calgary, Canada will be the first…

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An Unforgettable AMUG | 3D Printing Leadership Redefined in 2021

“Please wear a mask in public spaces,” the Hilton Hotel lobby signage makes it pretty clear upon arrival that they want their guests to feel comfortable and safe while on…

Laser Wars: ScanLAB to Democratize Powder Bed Fusion?

We’ve all been a party to the laser wars, in which a tiny clique of powder bed fusion firms are outdoing each other on seeing how many lasers they can…

AZO and AddUp Partner to Automate Powder Handling for Metal 3D Printing

Metal powders are some of the most finicky materials in the 3D printing industry in that, not only do the metal particles require a high level of consistency, sphericity, and…

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How 3D Printing Lasers Differ from Other Lasers

3D laser printing has been a point of focus recently, with many people arguing that it has more precision than other manufacturing techniques. Let’s look at the core differences between…

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Hiperbaric and Aenium allied to revolutionize AM and HIP R&D

The joint use of Additive Manufacturing and HIP technology makes it possible to develop improved metal components, thanks to the optimization of their designs, the implementation of more efficient processes…

Materialise Opens €7.5M Metal 3D Printing Facility

Belgian 3D printing provider Materialise is growing. Not only did it recently announce an option to acquire MES software developer Link3D, but the company has also opened a new 3,500…

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SmarTech Offers Three Fraunhofer Metal 3D Printing Studies

SmarTech Analysis has teamed up with the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies (IAPT), one of the most important research institutes in additive manufacturing (AM), to sell three new…

Open Additive & Addiguru to Increase Accessibility of Industrial 3D Printing Process Control

As many benefits that metal 3D printing has to offer, adoption can be impeded by the additional expenses of failed builds, process developments, and post-printing inspections. But luckily, many research…