metal 3d printing

Sandvik & Co. Acquire Dental and Medical 3D Printing Firm Proxera

My dad has a Sandvik saw blade. It’s a great tool that has lasted many years. Now, Sandvik saws are owned by Snap-On. The rest of Sandvik has grown into…

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Towards Zero Waste and Failures: AdditiveLab’s Customizable Simulation Enables Increase in Metal Additive Manufacturing Efficiency

AdditiveLab’s Mariam Mir will be speaking at 3DPrint.com’s upcoming AMS online industry summit (Feb 9-10, 2021). Register here. Metal additive manufacturing (AM) process simulation predicts the potential production outcome and gives vital…

CEO Meddah Hadjar to Leave SLM Solutions

SLM Solutions (AM3D.DE) has announced that its CEO, Meddah Hadjar, will not be extending his contract with the company at the end of January 2021. The company has stated the…

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Additive Manufacturing Powder Supply Chain Q&A

With the position paper Additive Manufacturing Powder Supply Chain: Fundamental Expectations for Highly Regulated Industries just published, we caught up with the authors, Frédéric Marion and Pier-Luc Paradis, both with AP&C…

ExOne Calculator Estimates Metal Binder Jet 3D Printing Costs Quickly

With new materials, a new desanding station and 3D printer, new 3D printing and research partners, and more, Pennsylvania-based binder jetting leader the ExOne Company (Nasdaq: XONE) was pretty busy…

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Desktop Metal Co-founder to Speak at AMS 2021

With Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2021 just around the corner, co-hosts SmarTech Analysis and 3DPrint.com are able to begin sharing details about exhibitors and keynote speakers. We are pleased to announce that the Co-founder…

AddUp Joining BeAM Subsidiary in Cincinnati for US Metal 3D Printing Headquarters

In the summer of 2018, AddUp, Inc., the US subsidiary of global metal 3D printer manufacturer AddUp, added Direct Energy Deposition (DED) to its portfolio with the acquisition of BeAM,…

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Top 10 3D Printing Software Stories of 2020

This summer, SmarTech Analysis published a new report, titled “Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing Software Markets 2020,” which was its first study of the AM software segment since the inaugural report…

Analytical Melt Pool Model Developed for LPBF Metal 3D Printing

The physics that occur within metal laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) systems are complex, comprised of numerous variables. Many of those variables have an effect on the melt pool, where…

Metal 3D Printing Roughness Reduced by 80% Using Dual Laser Technique

Lars Vanmunster, a student at KU Leuven, has developed a process for refining the surface finish of metal parts 3D printed using laser powder bed fusion (LPBF). The technique relies…

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Lockheed Martin to Acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne for $4.4B to Boost Rocket Capabilities

Today, Lockheed Martin announced an intent to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne in a $4.4 billion cash transaction. The two companies entered a definitive agreement which is predicted to close in the…

DMG MORI Chooses Sigma Labs for Monitoring SLM Metal 3D Printing

As metal 3D printing enters a new phase in which quality control is crucial for the industrialization of the technology, we have seen a slew of developments related to overcoming…

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Optimizing Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing

Introduction In recent years, metal additive manufacturing (AM) has transitioned successfully from a prototyping tool to a still new, but established and economically viable choice, for component production. Annual sales…

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GoEngineer Now Largest U.S. Distributor of VELO3D’s Metal 3D Printing Solutions

After a few years of working in secret, privately funded metal 3D printing startup VELO3D came on to the scene with a bang with the introduction of its innovative, patented…

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ESA Aims to Extract Oxygen from Moon Dust and 3D Print Metal with the Remnants

For those following from afar the various projects geared toward additive construction on the Moon or Mars, one thought may not have occurred: what about oxygen? How will astronauts breathe…

Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation Opens 3D Printing R&D Lab

Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC) has announced the opening of a new 3D printing lab, which it has dubbed the “Additive Manufacturing Advanced Room”. The project is yet another by…

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Desktop Metal Goes Public: Metal 3D Printing Unicorn Trades as DM on NYSE

Desktop Metal completed its merger with Trine Acquisition Corp today, and the new company is publicly trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the stock ticker “DM” as…

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Biomimetic Design and Additive Manufacturing – Fraunhofer IAPT Webinar Series

The need to design existing products more efficiently as well as to optimize them in terms of function and weight are driving the use of additive manufacturing in product design….

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Expand DED Metal 3D Printing Line

Slowly, but surely, mainstream industrial manufacturers are taking over the 3D printing space. While there was talk maybe eight years ago about whether or not HP would be acquiring Stratasys…

AMS 2021: Registration Rates Go Up December 9th for 3D Printing Trade Show

From February 9-10, 2021, the 3D printing industry’s next major trade show is coming to a screen near you. The annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit, co-hosted by SmarTech Analysis and…

Additive Assurance Mounts Quality Control Offensive Against Metal 3D Printing Defects

For years, metal additive manufacturing (AM) has been sitting on the bench, prepping to get into the production game. Most coaches just haven’t seen the technology as quite ready for…

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Metal 3D Printing: Who Will Win the Laser Wars?

There’s a war raging in the metal additive manufacturing. It’s particularly interesting timing too, given the current state of uncertainty in manufacturing and key end markets like aerospace and automotive…

Ensuring Metal Additive Manufacturing Part Quality with Pre-Build Calibration

Real-time monitoring systems and post-print data analysis are much talked about subjects when discussing quality assurance in metal additive manufacturing (AM aka 3D printing) these days. But an often-overlooked aspect…

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RYUJINLAB, INC Launches Low-cost Metal 3D Printing Service for General Public

3D printing technology company RYUJINLAB, INC is launching a metal 3D printing service for the general public to access, the first ever in Korea. 3D printing using plastic infused FFF…