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Optomec Receives $500K Contract from USAF for Additive Repair of Jet Engine Components

Metal and electronics 3D printing solutions provider Optomec was awarded a $1 million contract from the US Air Force in late 2020 to create and install a high-volume additive repair…

Optomec Announces New Aerosol Jet HD2 Electronics 3D Printer

Additive manufacturing systems supplier Optomec is pretty well-known in the industry for its LENS 3D printers for metal components, but the New Mexico-based company has also made major waves with…

Formnext 2020 Roundup: New 3D Printing Hardware, Materials and Partnerships

In a typical year, the Formnext event sees people travel from all over the world to Frankfurt for a four-day showcase, loaded with breakout sessions and networking events, highlighting the…

“Major US Healthcare Manufacturer” to Use Electronics 3D Printing to Produce Diagnostic Medical Device

Likely the most successful example of electronics 3D printing on the market is that of Optomec, whose Aerosol Jet Printing (AJP) technology is now being used not only for prototyping…

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3D Printed Sensor Detects COVID-19 Antibodies in 10 Seconds

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, 3D printing has been making major headlines, whether the technology is being used to make PPE, ventilators, and nasal swabs, or…

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Metal 3D Printer Buyer Guide 2020

Metal 3D printing has seen a lot of attention leveled at it over the past several years, with the metal additive manufacturing (AM) market seeing real growth over the past…

Air Force Awards Optomec $1M for High Volume 3D Printing Repair of Turbines

Optomec, a leading provider of additive manufacturing repair solutions, has won a $1 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to produce a system for the refurbishment of turbine engine…

Gas Industry Gets ROI Calculator for Repairing 3D Printed Turbine Parts

Production-grade 3D printing solutions supplier Optomec is well-known for its patented Aerosol Jet Systems for printed electronics and LENS printers, using DED technology, for making high value metal parts. In…

Optomec Introduces Aluminum to DED Metal 3D Printing

According to SmarTech Analysis, aluminum alloys accounted for nearly 10% of 3D printed metal content last year, leading to a 43% growth in shipments of aluminum powder. This is due…

Electronics 3D Printing, Part One: History of Electronics 3D Printing

Perhaps the holiest of holy grails for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry is the fabrication of complete, functional goods within a single print operation. Rather than produce individual parts that…

Hybrid 3D Printing, Part 2: Big Manufacturers

In the first part of our series, we gave a broad overview of hybrid manufacturing technology, but didn’t focus too much on the specific capabilities of various technologies. As we…

Optomec Proprietary Vision System, AutoCLAD, Integrates with Hybrid Additive Manufacturing

Optomec, headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has just announced the release of AutoCLAD, a proprietary vision system that is also part of the traditional LENS metal 3D printer family. This…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 8, 2019

We’ve got plenty of business news for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with 3devo’s upcoming expansion to the United States. Optomec just shipped its 500th 3D printing…

What Makes for a Great 3D Printing Webinar?

Tools and insights to help people choose the right 3D printer, materials, or become more knowledgable about how disruptive technologies can benefit the industry, are very important.  This is one…

Optomec Releases LENS Laser Deposition Head (LDH 3.X) for Additive Manufacturing

Optomec has just announced the LENS Laser Deposition Head (LDH 3.X) for additive manufacturing users around the world in need of a powerful optics system. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico,…

Interview with Formalloy’s Melanie Lang on Directed Energy Deposition

When I met Melanie Lang at RAPID a lot of the buzz on the show floor was directed at her startup Formalloy. Formalloy has developed a metal deposition head that…

Samsung Electronics Using Optomec’s Aerosol Jet 3D Printing to Make Next-Generation Consumer Electronics

New Mexico-based Optomec, which supplies production-grade 3D printing systems for electronics applications and LENS Directed Energy Deposition 3D printers for the manufacturing of metal parts and components, just announced that…

Restoring Industrial Components with Directed Energy Deposition Saves Time and Costs

Welding on a micron level to restore and repair parts at a fast pace and cost effective is the core of Directed Energy Deposition or DED, also called laser engineered…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 9, 2019

We’re taking care of business first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to education. Optomec has announced two new additions to its LENS series, and CRP…

Optomec Engineer Explores Control of Mist Flow in Aerosol Jet Printing

As manufacturers and makers worldwide continue to refine and innovate in the realm of 3D printing software, hardware, and materials, scientists too are motivated to continually create new processes for…

SmarTech’s Latest Report Analyzes Market for 3D-printed Nanometals

Leading industry analysis firm, SmarTech, has just published a report on 3D printing of nanomaterials. The new report, “Emerging Opportunities for 3D Printed Nanomaterials” contains analysis of the business opportunities…

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…

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…

Optomec Opens New EMEA Operations Center in Switzerland

New Mexico-based company Optomec has been around since 1997, and has gotten a lot accomplished in those 21 years. The company is known for two major 3D printing technologies. Aerosol Jet…