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Supply Chain Expert Weighs in 3D Printing’s Role in Resilience

Additive manufacturing (AM) experts have understood for at least a decade that the technology could prove vital for digital inventories and the production of spare parts. However, it wasn’t until…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: January 28, 2024

It’s another busy week of 3D printing industry webinars and events! Stratasys continues its advanced training, while Nexa3D and Headmade Materials will discuss ColdMetalFusion in a webinar. 3DHEALS is hosting…

Nikon SLM’s 900th Metal 3D Printer Goes to Safran

Can you believe Nikon SLM Solutions has already delivered its 900th metal 3D printer? It seems like just yesterday that the laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) system manufacturer was disrupting…

Wabtec Adopts Nikon SLM Solutions Metal 3D Printing for New Railway Center in France

In a key development for both the railway and additive manufacturing (AM) industries, Nikon SLM Solutions has partnered with Wabtec, one of the world’s leading rail technology companies, to open…

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Nikon Backs Ai Build’s Smart 3D Printing Software in $8.5 Million Series A

When there’s a gold rush, the best bet is to invest in picks and shovels. When it comes to the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, that means backing the software that’s…

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Nikon SLM Solutions Debuts with GKN Aerospace Deal and Corporate Rebranding

In a significant corporate development, Nikon SLM Solutions has officially replaced what was once known as SLM Solutions. The rebranded company has marked its new chapter with a high-profile sale…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: September 10, 2023

This might possibly be the longest webinar and event roundup we’ve ever done at 3DPrint.com—that’s how many offerings there are this week! I won’t waste your time in this introduction…

3D Printing Financials: Xometry & SLM’s Q2 Earnings Reveal

In the rapidly evolving manufacturing world, digital transformation and specialized innovation drive success. Two recent earnings reports from US-based online marketplace Xometry (NASDAQ: XMTR) and German metal additive manufacturing (AM)…

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SLM Solutions Acquires AddCreative Tech to Enhance Large-scale Metal 3D Printing

In its first major move since its acquisition by Nikon, SLM Solutions is set to enhance its existing product lineup by incorporating ADIRA’s AddCreative additive manufacturing (AM) technology. This new…

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Nikon Streamlines 3D Printing Operations with Nikon Advanced Manufacturing Inc. in US

Nikon (TYO: 7731), the Japanese optics manufacturing conglomerate, announced that the company has created Nikon Advanced Manufacturing Inc., a California-based company that will begin operating in July, 2023. According to Nikon,…

Large Metal 3D Printing Grows with Safran and ADDMAN Purchases

According to its latest estimates, SmarTech Analysis values the additive manufacturing (AM) industry at $13.5 billion, with a projected growth to $25 billion by 2025. Based on reports from the…

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Japanese Chemical Company Pulls out of Business with 3D Printer OEM Carbon

Japan’s JSR Corporation has stated that, as of March 1, 2023, it will no longer pursue 3D printing business with Carbon. This seems to be a unique announcement in that…

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Nikon Closes Deal to Acquire SLM Solutions, Becomes a Metal 3D Printer Manufacturer

Japanese optics and imaging multinational Nikon (TYO: 7731) announced that the company has closed on its acquisition of SLM Solutions (AM3D.DE), a German manufacturer of hardware for metal additive manufacturing…

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Will Nikon’s SLM Solutions Deal Go through?

When Japanese multinational Nikon (TYO: 7731) announced its intention to acquire SLM Solutions (ETR: AM3D) in September 2022, it seemed like a reasonable part of its digital manufacturing strategy, and there is…

Optisys Brings Antenna 3D Printing to Korean Defense Market via Deal with LIG Nex1

3D printed antenna firm Optisys has signed a deal with Korean aerospace manufacturer and defense company LIG Nex1 to incorporate Optisys technology into groundbreaking radio frequency (RF) systems for the…

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With SLM Acquisition, Will Nikon Become the Next GE in 3D Printing?

Maturation of the additive manufacturing (AM) market in the post-pandemic era continued last month with Nikon announcing its intent to make a third acquisition in the space—this time a premiere,…

Morf3D Quadruples Client Count in One Year, CEO Ivan Madera Tells 3DPrint.com – AMS Focus

Though Additive Manufacturing Strategies (February 7-9, 2023) takes place just once a year, the verticals showcased at New York’s only 3D printing event are constantly evolving. AMS Focus highlights these developments. Register for…

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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…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Nikon Invests in Optisys and Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies

Today we talk about Nikon investing in Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies and Optisys. Sabic releasing a rail material. Toybox labs licensing designs from NASA for toys and Evonik and Stratasys partner.

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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…

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Nikon Invests in Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies, Signaling 3D Printing Boom

Japanese imaging manufacturing giant Nikon (TYO: 7731) is laser-focused on revolutionizing digital manufacturing. As part of its strategy, the company has already acquired majority ownership of El Segundo, California’s Morf3D…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Nikon Bidding for SLM Solutions

Today’s Episode is all about Nikon’s offer to buy SLM Solutions. What are the current market dynamics in 3D printing? What is the powder bed fusion market like today? What…

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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%…

3DPOD Episode 114: Industrial 3D Printing Services with Ivan Madera, Morf3D CEO

Manufacturing consultant Ivan Madera went to California knowing no one there and little about additive manufacturing. Now, his company, Morf3D, 3D prints aerospace and defense parts to the highest tolerances….