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Formnext 2022: The Most Important Takeaways

Formnext 2022 was a fantastic, truly global show with attendees from all over the world. Messago Messe Frankfurt suggests that the event saw 29,581 attendees and 802 exhibitors from from…

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The AM Drilldown: 4 Ps to Watch for in Q4

The end of the fiscal year has officially started, and the global economy’s trajectories seem poised to continue in 2023 on much the same volatile track they’ve been on for…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: October 2, 2022

In today’s 3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup, Markforged and Stratasys both continue their tours, but are also holding additional webinars this week. Desktop Metal is holding a webinar about…

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AM Drilldown: Opportunities for 3D Printing in Canada

According to Credit Suisse (PDF), Canada is the ninth wealthiest nation on the planet, representing about 2.4 percent of the globe’s riches. Though it falls far below the U.S. (30…

American Petroleum Institute Announces New 3D Printing Standard for Suppliers of Oil & Gas Parts

Standardization is perhaps the most significant element involved in the transition of the additive manufacturing (AM) market from startup to scale-up. For a variety of reasons, this state-of-affairs is best…

Roboze Breaks Ground on 3D Printing “Supermaterials” Research Center

Roboze, additive manufacturing (AM) original equipment manufacturer, announced that it has begun construction on a laboratory devoted to developing cutting-edge polymers for 3D printing. The 2000 square meter facility will…

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The AM Drilldown: Natural Gas & the Rising Price of 3D Printing Inputs

In the first installment of this series, I discussed the relationship between additive manufacturing (AM) and energy returned on energy invested (ERoEI). The crux of that article was that the…

3D Printing News Unpeeled, Live with Joris Peels Wednesday 24th of August

We’re talking today about Shapeways getting a warning from the NYSE, 3D printed glow in the dark camouflage made using Direct Write, a grant to develop a blue laster 3D…

Austrian Ceramic 3D Printer OEM Lithoz Reports Strongest First Half Ever

Over the past year, companies in the additive manufacturing (AM) sector seem to have endured a longer slog through dismal financial territory than the one faced by companies in all…

The AM Drilldown: 3D Printing’s Energy Returned on Energy Invested

The main macroeconomic problem that industrialized nations have always faced is that, in industrialized economies, monetary value is tied to the inherently volatile, supply/demand-driven fluctuations of specific groups of commodities….

Roboze Announces PRO Series of 3D Printers for PEKK and CF

Roboze, manufacturer of end-to-end additive manufacturing (AM) platforms, has announced the release of its latest machines, the One PRO and Plus PRO. Roboze made the announcement at this year’s AM…

PEEK 3D Printed Oil and Gas Valves Now Available via 3ntr and Valland

Italian industrial 3D printer manufacturer 3ntr has partnered with custom industrial valve company Valland SpA to 3D print PEEK oil and gas valves. Using 3ntr’s Smart Power A4SP 3D printer,…

Siemens Discusses Industrialization of 3D Printing at New CATCH Lab in NC

Siemens has already had a substantial role in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry for some time. Not only has the German technology company seen its industrial controls integrated into countless…

Cemented Carbide 3D Printing Powders from Sandvik Open up Tough Applications

Swedish  engineering giant Sandvik has expanded into additive manufacturing (AM) quickly. It previously bought 3T, acquired Proxera, and invested heavily in BeamIT. The company offers sintering powder but also is…

Saudi Arabia Taps 3D Systems for New 3D Printing Center

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) is expanding its role in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The 3D printing stalwart has signed an agreement with the Saudi Arabian Industrial…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: March 20, 2022

We’ve got another busy week of webinars and events to share with you in today’s roundup! Topics include metal 3D printing, simulation software, the oil and gas industry’s supply chain,…

3D Printed Oil Tanker Parts Approved after 6 Months of Evaluation Use

The oil and gas markets, along with maritime, are less exploited sectors for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. However, progress is being made in this regard, with a group of…

Energizing Turbomachinery Innovation with Additive Manufacturing

Even though the global movement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is spurring a shift to renewable sources of energy, fossil fuels still generate 64 percent of today’s electricity, according to…

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Design for Disruption: Design for Maintenance in Space

We’ve learned that it may be interesting to think of 3D printing in terms of design for maintenance. By optimizing maintenance, lengthening maintenance intervals, and making maintenance faster or more…

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…

Protolabs Receives DNV Certification for 3D Printing Oil and Gas Parts

Digital manufacturing service bureau Protolabs is extending its operations into the oil and gas sector. After securing a DNV ‘Qualification of Manufacturer’ certification, the company is now aiming to push…

Oil Giant Baker Hughes and Würth to Offer 3D Printing and Digital Inventory Services

Würth Industry North America (WINA) and Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR)  have announced that they will be partnering to provide design and additive manufacturing (AM) services across a number of industries, including oil and…

VELO3D: Knust-Godwin as First Customer for Next-Gen Sapphire Industrial Metal 3D Printer

As VELO3D continues to gain momentum with the impending release of the next-generation Sapphire 3D printer, they already have their first major customer lined up. Knust-Godwin, a precision-tool and component…

BEAMIT and Tema Energy Collaborating to Make 3D Printed Gas Turbine Components

Italian company BEAMIT SpA, called the biggest machine park in Europe, has nearly 25 years of experience in the metal additive manufacturing industry, and is a trusted supplier of advanced…