metal 3d printing

Optomec Acquires Huffman to Increase Its 3D Printing Reach in the Gas Turbine Market

Optomec Acquires Huffman to Increase Its 3D Printing Reach in the Gas Turbine Market

Production-grade metal 3D printing leader Optomec has announced its acquisition of Huffman, a South Carolina-based company that has years of experience in supplying metal 3D printing systems for the additive repair of gas turbine components in the energy and aviation markets. This acquisition will increase its reach within Huffman’s home in the gas turbine market, which […]

Production-grade metal 3D printing leader Optomec has announced its acquisition of Huffman, a South Carolina-based company that has years of experience in supplying metal 3D printing systems for the additive repair of gas turbine components in the energy and aviation...
EOS North America and Link3D Working on Proof of Concept Trial for 3D Printing Workflow Software

EOS North America and Link3D Working on Proof of Concept Trial for 3D Printing Workflow Software

Today, New York City-based company Link3D, which uses its additive manufacturing execution workflow software to help customers in the 3D printing industry adopt and scale their strategy for Industry 4.0, announced that it will be joining EOS North America in working on a proof of concept trial. Together, the two will collaborate in an effort to increase […]

Today, New York City-based company Link3D, which uses its additive manufacturing execution workflow software to help customers in the 3D printing industry adopt and scale their strategy for Industry 4.0, announced that it will be joining EOS North America in working...
Graduate Students Research 3D Printing with Droplet Deposition

Graduate Students Research 3D Printing with Droplet Deposition

In ‘Computational Modeling of Droplet Deposition and Coalescence for Dropwise Additive Manufacturing,’ master’s student Priyanshu Vishnoi submits a thesis to the Graduate School of the University at Buffalo (School of Chemical and Biological Engineering) centered around the study of 3D printing with metal. Using alloy Aluminum 6061 (a material often used for testing), Vishnoi observed […]

In ‘Computational Modeling of Droplet Deposition and Coalescence for Dropwise Additive Manufacturing,’ master’s student Priyanshu Vishnoi submits a thesis to the Graduate School of the University at Buffalo (School of Chemical and Biological Engineering) centered...
Wipro 3D and its Plans in the 3D Printing Market: Interview with VP Ajay Parikh

Wipro 3D and its Plans in the 3D Printing Market: Interview with VP Ajay Parikh

Wipro is an $8 billion 164,000 employee Indian technology company. The company runs large outsourcing and technology implementation projects, and is one of the world’s largest IT firms. May may be surprised that Wipro has a 3D printing arm. Moreover, Wipro 3D was set up in 2012. Wipro 3D has grown to be a metal 3D […]

Wipro is an $8 billion 164,000 employee Indian technology company. The company runs large outsourcing and technology implementation projects, and is one of the world’s largest IT firms. May may be surprised that Wipro has a 3D printing arm. Moreover, Wipro 3D...
Xjet Opens Additive Manufacturing Center Gives Details on Nanoparticle Jetting 3D Printing We Interview CEO Hanan Gothait

Xjet Opens Additive Manufacturing Center Gives Details on Nanoparticle Jetting 3D Printing We Interview CEO Hanan Gothait

A number of journalists and partners have been taken on a whirlwind tour of Israel by Xjet. The ceramics and metal printing company wanted to show us their homeland as well as their new Carmel 1400 AM System and the opening of their Additive Manufacturing Center was the occasion. We stay in Tel Aviv amidst […]

A number of journalists and partners have been taken on a whirlwind tour of Israel by Xjet. The ceramics and metal printing company wanted to show us their homeland as well as their new Carmel 1400 AM System and the opening of their Additive Manufacturing Center was...
Will GEFERTEC’s 3DMP Metal 3D Printing Process Make 3D Printing Large Metal Structures Affordable?

Will GEFERTEC’s 3DMP Metal 3D Printing Process Make 3D Printing Large Metal Structures Affordable?

German company GEFERTEC’s 3DMP process is a very interesting metal 3D printing technology. We profiled the company and its wire fed 3D printing technology a few months ago. Rather than focus on inexpensive parts (inkjet) or fine mechanical small parts (DMLS, SLM) their wire arc based technology is focused on large 3D printed metal parts. How […]

German company GEFERTEC’s 3DMP process is a very interesting metal 3D printing technology. We profiled the company and its wire fed 3D printing technology a few months ago. Rather than focus on inexpensive parts (inkjet) or fine mechanical small parts (DMLS,...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 29, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: September 29, 2018

We’ve got some 3D printing event news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with some business news and a story about a cool 3D printed container. At the TCT Show this week, Additive Industries announced a partnership with Laser Lines, and DEVELOP3D Magazine will soon celebrate product design and metal […]

We’ve got some 3D printing event news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with some business news and a story about a cool 3D printed container. At the TCT Show this week, Additive Industries announced a partnership with Laser...
Velo3D Reveals Capabilities of its Metal 3D Printing Technology Interview with Stefan Zschiegner

Velo3D Reveals Capabilities of its Metal 3D Printing Technology Interview with Stefan Zschiegner

Velo3D raised $22 Million in 2015 and was working in secret to revolutionize metal 3D printing. For the past years the company has been quiet as a mouse about its process and intentions. A lot of speculation abounded as to what Velo3D could unleash upon the world. Today we learn that the company has developed […]

Velo3D raised $22 Million in 2015 and was working in secret to revolutionize metal 3D printing. For the past years the company has been quiet as a mouse about its process and intentions. A lot of speculation abounded as to what Velo3D could unleash upon the world....
Tethon 3D and University of Nebraska to Develop First Ceramic and Metal DLP 3D Printer

Tethon 3D and University of Nebraska to Develop First Ceramic and Metal DLP 3D Printer

SLA and DLP 3D printing are, for the most part, polymer 3D printing technologies. That doesn’t mean that they can’t be used with metal and ceramics, however. Omaha, Nebraska-based company Tethon 3D specializes in ceramic resins for DLP 3D printing, in fact, and they can be used with any SLA or DLP 3D printer with an open […]

SLA and DLP 3D printing are, for the most part, polymer 3D printing technologies. That doesn’t mean that they can’t be used with metal and ceramics, however. Omaha, Nebraska-based company Tethon 3D specializes in ceramic resins for DLP 3D printing, in...
3D Printing in Metal: Speaker Interview

3D Printing in Metal: Speaker Interview

Have you signed up for 3D Printing in Metal? The three week online class starts September 18. If you sign up by August 18 you’ll receive an early bird discount — 45 percent savings. In the interactive course, you’ll have access to presentations from thought leaders like Nick Sondej, application engineer for Markforged.     […]

Have you signed up for 3D Printing in Metal? The three week online class starts September 18. If you sign up by August 18 you’ll receive an early bird discount — 45 percent savings. In the interactive course, you’ll have access to presentations from thought...
Sign Up for 3D Printing in Metal with an Early Bird Special

Sign Up for 3D Printing in Metal with an Early Bird Special

Want to learn the fundamentals of how this type of 3D printing is shaping manufacturing as we know it? Kick off fall with our signature course, 3D Printing in Metal, September 18 to October 2 online, where you’ll learn the process of 3D printing in metal from design through execution.  This course is one of […]

Want to learn the fundamentals of how this type of 3D printing is shaping manufacturing as we know it? Kick off fall with our signature course, 3D Printing in Metal, September 18 to October 2 online, where you’ll learn the process of 3D printing in metal from design...
Sculpteo’s State of 3D Printing 2018: A Steady March Toward Production

Sculpteo’s State of 3D Printing 2018: A Steady March Toward Production

When assessing the state of the 3D printing industry, a strong resource emerges annually from Sculpteo, whose aptly named State of 3D Printing report offers a carefully compiled look into the industry and the direction in which it is heading. Last year, the State of 3D Printing report showed that the professional side of the 3D […]

When assessing the state of the 3D printing industry, a strong resource emerges annually from Sculpteo, whose aptly named State of 3D Printing report offers a carefully compiled look into the industry and the direction in which it is heading. Last year, the State of...
LENS Technology Used in New One-Step Process for 3D Printing Multimaterial Structures

LENS Technology Used in New One-Step Process for 3D Printing Multimaterial Structures

Laser engineering net shaping (LENS), a patented, hybrid additive manufacturing technology developed by Optomec, is most often used for high-value metal 3D printing. It can also be added onto existing CNC equipment, to repair parts using 3D printing. Now, a research team from Washington State University (WSU) is using LENS technology in a one-step process developed to 3D […]

Laser engineering net shaping (LENS), a patented, hybrid additive manufacturing technology developed by Optomec, is most often used for high-value metal 3D printing. It can also be added onto existing CNC equipment, to repair parts using 3D printing. Now, a research...
LLNL Provides Update on Collaborative Research into Why Flaws Occur in Metal 3D Printing Processes

LLNL Provides Update on Collaborative Research into Why Flaws Occur in Metal 3D Printing Processes

While the potential that metal 3D printing has to truly shake things up in the manufacturing world is great, it’s not without its faults. Many facilities are putting forth significant resources to determine why flaws in metal 3D printed parts occur, and how to stop them…perhaps none more so than the innovative researchers at Lawrence […]

While the potential that metal 3D printing has to truly shake things up in the manufacturing world is great, it’s not without its faults. Many facilities are putting forth significant resources to determine why flaws in metal 3D printed parts occur, and how to...
Desktop Metal is “Excited to Contribute to the Industry with Our Technology” as Metal 3D Printing Excites the Market

Desktop Metal is “Excited to Contribute to the Industry with Our Technology” as Metal 3D Printing Excites the Market

A year after exploding onto the scene at RAPID + TCT 2017, Boston-based Desktop Metal was back to the event for the 2018 edition, slightly more sedate — if you can call a two-level booth in an exhibit hall sedate. Not a company to do anything small (aside from fine detail in metal 3D printing), […]

A year after exploding onto the scene at RAPID + TCT 2017, Boston-based Desktop Metal was back to the event for the 2018 edition, slightly more sedate — if you can call a two-level booth in an exhibit hall sedate. Not a company to do anything small (aside from...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 8, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: May 8, 2018

We’re starting with business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to materials news. Nano Dimension has named a technology veteran to be its Chief Technology Officer, and iMakr opened its new store in London with a big event. Titomic is collaborating with Callaway Golf Company, and Renishaw just introduced its new […]

We’re starting with business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to materials news. Nano Dimension has named a technology veteran to be its Chief Technology Officer, and iMakr opened its new store in London with a big event. Titomic is...
Functionally Graded Materials Are Key to Fast, Effective Multi-Material 3D Printing

Functionally Graded Materials Are Key to Fast, Effective Multi-Material 3D Printing

A buzzword in the 3D printing industry lately has been “multi-material.” Desktop 3D printers have been released that are capable of printing with more than one material in one build, but industrial 3D printing also has a lot of multi-material development happening. This includes composite materials, such as fiber-reinforced polymers. But what Kevin Eckes, Ph.D, […]

A buzzword in the 3D printing industry lately has been “multi-material.” Desktop 3D printers have been released that are capable of printing with more than one material in one build, but industrial 3D printing also has a lot of multi-material development...
SPEE3D is Here to Compete with Casting, 3D Printing Metal at Thrice the Speed of Sound

SPEE3D is Here to Compete with Casting, 3D Printing Metal at Thrice the Speed of Sound

Metal 3D printing systems tend to dominate headlines, especially as more players come into the game (and still more announce their intention to enter). The technology, as industry experts frequently underscore, is hot — at least as a topic, as today not all need high heat. Metals are an undeniable focus and growth factor in […]

Metal 3D printing systems tend to dominate headlines, especially as more players come into the game (and still more announce their intention to enter). The technology, as industry experts frequently underscore, is hot — at least as a topic, as today not all need...
Luge, LAIKA, Aluminum: A Conversation in 3D Printing with Stratasys

Luge, LAIKA, Aluminum: A Conversation in 3D Printing with Stratasys

In the runup to RAPID + TCT 2018, we knew we had a lot to expect from 3D printing industry leaders including Stratasys. The Eden Prairie, MN-based company sponsored the opening keynote covering high-profile use cases from USA Luge and LAIKA and was set to unveil a highly-anticipated addition to its 3D printing portfolio with […]

In the runup to RAPID + TCT 2018, we knew we had a lot to expect from 3D printing industry leaders including Stratasys. The Eden Prairie, MN-based company sponsored the opening keynote covering high-profile use cases from USA Luge and LAIKA and was set to unveil a...
What’s New in 3D Printing? Todd Grimm’s Look at a Busy Six Months

What’s New in 3D Printing? Todd Grimm’s Look at a Busy Six Months

3D printing, as anyone watching the industry understands, is a busy business. Few know this quite so thoroughly as industry expert Todd Grimm, President of T. A. Grimm & Associates, who keeps a close watch on additive manufacturing, offering insights on specific facets as well as broad trends. At RAPID + TCT, we often look […]

3D printing, as anyone watching the industry understands, is a busy business. Few know this quite so thoroughly as industry expert Todd Grimm, President of T. A. Grimm & Associates, who keeps a close watch on additive manufacturing, offering insights on specific...
ANSYS Releases Two New Simulation Software Solutions for Metal 3D Printing

ANSYS Releases Two New Simulation Software Solutions for Metal 3D Printing

Pennsylvania-based ANSYS is the worldwide leader in Pervasive Engineering Simulation software, helping innovative companies, like GE, create improved products by using its broad platform of engineering simulation software to solve complex design issues. Last year, in an effort to expand access to simulation in 3D printing, the company acquired 3DSIM to set up the industry’s only complete additive manufacturing simulation workflow. […]

Pennsylvania-based ANSYS is the worldwide leader in Pervasive Engineering Simulation software, helping innovative companies, like GE, create improved products by using its broad platform of engineering simulation software to solve complex design issues. Last year, in...
NAVAIR Believes Nearly 1,000 3D Printed Parts Will Be Approved for Fleet Use by Year’s End

NAVAIR Believes Nearly 1,000 3D Printed Parts Will Be Approved for Fleet Use by Year’s End

The Maryland-based Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) recognizes the many benefits that 3D printing can offer our nation’s fighting forces, and has been working to educate its workforce on the technology, most recently with 3D printing courses by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). Three years ago, the organization, which provides the US Navy with life-cycle […]

The Maryland-based Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) recognizes the many benefits that 3D printing can offer our nation’s fighting forces, and has been working to educate its workforce on the technology, most recently with 3D printing courses by the Naval Air...
Renishaw & Cardiff University Dental Hospital 3D Print Removable Partial Dentures

Renishaw & Cardiff University Dental Hospital 3D Print Removable Partial Dentures

In just the past few years, Renishaw has shown stunning versatility in 3D printing endeavors—mainly assisting other organizations. With offices around the world, Renishaw experts best known for their knowledge in metrology and measurement have worked with others engaged in developing complex parts from America’s Cup sailboat parts to orbital implants for surgery in Nepal […]

In just the past few years, Renishaw has shown stunning versatility in 3D printing endeavors—mainly assisting other organizations. With offices around the world, Renishaw experts best known for their knowledge in metrology and measurement have worked with others...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2018

We’ve got plenty of business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research efforts. Sciaky and Sigma Labs are both announcing new agreements, while LPW Technology is working with Global Advanced Metals regarding 3D printed tantalum and Matsuura Machinery has become an authorized MJF reseller for HP. […]

We’ve got plenty of business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research efforts. Sciaky and Sigma Labs are both announcing new agreements, while LPW Technology is working with Global Advanced Metals...
Wipro3D Opens New Metal Additive Manufacturing Center in India

Wipro3D Opens New Metal Additive Manufacturing Center in India

Wipro3D was launched in 2012, a unit of Indian company Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, and has become one of India’s additive manufacturing leaders. The company offers metal additive manufacturing services to a number of industries, including aerospace, healthcare, industrial, automotive, oil and gas, and heavy engineering. Now Wipro3D is launching a brand new solution and experience […]

Wipro3D was launched in 2012, a unit of Indian company Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, and has become one of India’s additive manufacturing leaders. The company offers metal additive manufacturing services to a number of industries, including aerospace,...
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