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3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: May 12, 2024

Webinars and events are picking up in the AM industry this week! ASTM International continues its Professional Certificate Course and Stratasys continues its advanced in-person trainings, while 3D Systems is…

3YOURMIND & Nigerian Oilfield Services Firm RusselSmith Team Up on 3D Printed Part Inventory

3YOURMIND, the German and U.S. software services provider specializing in digital inventory platforms for additive manufacturing (AM), has partnered with Nigerian oilfield services firm RusselSmith to digitize spare part files…

Roboze Brings Performance Polymer 3D Printing to SoCal via New Partnership

High-performance polymer 3D printing firm Roboze has been steadily working to expand its global footprint, with a firm eye on distributed manufacturing, particularly with regard to the oil and gas,…

3D Printed Storage Tanks Cut Material Costs by 25%

In a previous article, “Concrete Dreams: Let’s Print Money, Not Houses,” we discussed how the spotlight on 3D printing homes might be misplaced. Bollards, pedestrian bridges, and concrete tanks could…

BLT Expands into South Korea, Baltics, and Africa with New Partners

Xi’an Bright Laser Technology (BLT) is one of the fastest growing companies in the metal laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) segment. With the signing of three new deals, it shows…

ExxonMobil and BP Latest Energy Giants to Join Fieldnode’s Digital Parts Inventory Project

In January 2023, a group of five oil & gas giants — ConocoPhillips, Equinor, Shell, TotalEnergies, and Vår Energi — signed an agreement to participate in the development of a…

AMS Spotlight: Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions

Who has the largest metal 3D printing capacity in North America? Lincoln Electric, at least according to the company itself. This may come as a surprise, with the most expected…

Immensa Lands $20M Funding Round for 3D Printing Digital Inventory Suite in MENA

In an impressive stride forward, United Arab Emirates (UAE) 3D printing business Immensa has recently secured $20 million in Series B funding. This latest round sets the stage for its…

Norwegian Oil Leader 3D Prints Critical Subsea Part

Amid rising resource scarcity and the urgent need to lower greenhouse gas emissions, the concept of circular economy is growing in importance. Countries are initiating plans to make their economies…

Shell Certifies 3D Printed Valve from Bonney Forge

The international classification society DNV has issued CE certification to Shell and US-based manufacturer of fittings and valves, Bonney Forge, for a 3D printed gate valve. Shell and Bonney Forge…

Australia’s 3D Printing Market is Starting to Hit its Stride

Three announcements that have become typical for Australia’s small but increasingly significant 3D printing market all happened within a few days of each other. First, Titomic, a manufacturer of cold…

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Canada Announces over $20M to Help BC Businesses Access 3D Printing

At the end of July, the Canadian government announced it will disburse over $20.8 million in funding intended to make it easier for research organizations and businesses in British Columbia…

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Why the Velo3D Platform is Optimal for AM-Enabled Tooling Production

In a previous post, I began to summarize a Velo3D white paper, “How Additive Manufacturing is Transforming Tooling”, which details the use of the Velo3D Sapphire platform in printing die…

3D Printing Activity in Saudi Arabia Poised to Grow with $15M Immensa Facility

At the end of June, Immensa, a Saudi Arabian additive manufacturing (AM) service bureau, opened a new $15 million facility in Dammam, the fourth-largest city in the Kingdom of Saudi…

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AM Drilldown: Canadian Carbon Credits Could Fuel 3D Printing and More

Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland unveiled the country’s latest budget, which offers $16.4 billion in tax credits for clean tech manufacturing, clean electricity and hydrogen over the next five years,…

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Shell Makes Its Case for 3D Printing in the Oil & Gas Industry

Oil & gas majors are at what is perhaps the greatest crossroads in their history, with the largest fossil fuel conglomerates bringing in record profits, receiving record amounts of social…

Logistics Firm Cave Holdings Joins Roboze Network to 3D Print Parts in Guyana

Roboze, a 3D printing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and materials supplier with headquarters in Italy and Texas, announced that Cave Holdings USA, of Virginia, has joined the Roboze 3D Parts…

Velo3D Validates Distributed 3D Printing for Oil and Gas

One of the competitive edges inherent in additive manufacturing (AM) that giant global corporate operations seem most intrigued by is the potential to create distributed supply chains. At the same…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Spare Parts for Oil and Gas, High Capacity Batteries

Oman´s PDO has worked with Spare Parts 3D to evaluate and score 150,000 spare parts on costing and printability. This showcases the significant potential for 3D printing in MRO and…

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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…