powder bed fusion

3D Printed Watch Parts Made via AddUp and Kif Parechoc Partnership

When it comes to 3D printing, jewelry and watchmaking are typically the realm of vat photopolymerization systems due to the very fine features involved. For that reason, laser powder bed…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 12, 2021: Metal 3D Printing & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Aurora Labs is testing out its metal 3D printing on Australian Navy frigates, while a Silicon Valley startup is creating custom 3D printed carbon…

Farsoon, Ricoh & FABULOUS Demonstrate 3D Printed PA 11 for Water and Food Industry

Powder company FABULOUS has released a number of industry-specific materials for powder bed fusion. The newest include two PA 11 products, Bluecare and Active, for the food and water industry…

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What Makes EOS so Good? And Where Is It Weak?

EOS is a privately held company that leads the world in polymer laser powder bed fusion (PBF). It is also the leading player in metal PBF. In this article, we…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: July 25th, 2021

From compact SLS 3D printing and SOLIDWORKS certifications to full-color 3D printing, 3D printing for cosmetic dentistry, photopolymers, and more, we’ve got a lot of topics covered in this week’s…

3D Printing News Briefs, July 8, 2021: Sintavia, 6K, Nexa3D, Marotta Controls, CRP Technology, HILOS, Angled, ETH Zurich, Jalopnik

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting off with some business and then moving on to materials and some cool 3D printed items, like shoes and assistive…

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Direct Image Sintering: Visitech Introduces New DLP-PBF 3D Printing Tech

In fall 2020, Visitech quietly made news with the release of a scrolling DLP projector capable of sintering plastic powder, potentially opening up new levels of throughput and reduced cost…

3D Printing a Pedalution, Part Six: Relevant 3D Printing Technologies for Bike Production

We’ve now seen how 3D printing can be used in bicycles, and in components. We’ve had a look at the most likely scenarios for 3D printing adoption and the preconditions…

Push Button Metal, Part 3: More Metal 3D Printing Players in an Evolving Space

A quiet revolution in low-cost metal printing is building and growing, mostly hidden from view. Previously we outlined what typified these companies and we had a look at a number…

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Arkema Buys 10% Stake in Serial 3D Printing Firm ERPRO 3D FACTORY

Investment activity in 3D printing companies is at an all time high. One family of strategic investors that are funding across the 3D printing market are polymer companies. Covestro (DSM),…

Farsoon Unveils Dual Fiber Laser 403P Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printer

Farsoon came out of the shadows a few years ago. The Chinese powder bed fusion company had been operating in China for years before crossing into Europe and America. Patent…

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INDEX Buys Controlling Stake in One Click Metal

Machine tool manufacturer INDEX acquired a controlling majority interest in One Click Metal, part of a new breed of low-cost metal printing companies. Offering accessible $100,000 powder bed fusion systems,…

FABULOUS Releases BLUE CARE Food-Safe Material for Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing

While we often talk about how PLA, or polylactic acid, is a pretty eco-friendly 3D printing filament, as it’s made from a variety of different plant products like corn and…

Laser Wars: ScanLAB to Democratize Powder Bed Fusion?

We’ve all been a party to the laser wars, in which a tiny clique of powder bed fusion firms are outdoing each other on seeing how many lasers they can…

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AMUG 2021: DyeMansion and Stratasys to Deliver Total Solution for 3D Printing and Finishing SAF Parts

As a new powder bed fusion process, Stratasys’s new selective absorption fusion (SAF) technology promises to deliver high-volume parts at attractive prices. Upon announcing its first SAF system alongside two…

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VELO3D Going Public Will Take Metal Powder Bed Fusion to New Territory

Over the last six months, the additive manufacturing industry has been riding a wave not seen in a decade. In March, the rumors that VELO3D—one of the youngest companies in…

RusAT Unveils Line of Lasers for Metal 3D Printing

Just on the heels of our discussion with Russia’s Rusatom – Additive Technologies (RusAT), the company has announced that, working with the All-Russia Research Institute of Technical Physics (VNIITF), it…

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Stratasys Announces New Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing Tech, SAF

In January, Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) completed its acquisition of resin-based Programmable PhotoPolymerization (P3) technology startup Origin, before introducing its new color-free PolyJet J850 Pro in February. Just a few weeks…

Primus Aerospace Purchases VELO3D 3D Printer for Hollow Fuel Tanks

Defense contractor Primus Aerospace announced that they have bought VELO3D’s Sapphire powder bed fusion (PBF) printer. The Sapphire is unique for its ability to print low angles and without the…

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Push Button Metal: Players in Low-Cost PBF Metal 3D Printing

As you may have learned from part one of this series, there is a 3D printing metal evolution that has been going on for the past two years. Aside from…

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Seurat Aims to Disrupt Metal 3D Printing with 2 Million Lasers

3D printing company Seurat is named after pointillist painter Seurat because, like him, the company wants to work pixel by pixel. Rather than trace a laser over the whole build,…

Autodesk Aims to Democratize Simulation for 3D Printing with Fusion 360 Extension

As discussed at Additive Manufacturing Strategies, more advanced software is going to be key to driving the adoption of 3D printing in part by digitizing tribal knowledge, as Todd Grimm…

WeMatter Atmosphere Module Improves SLS 3D Printing

WeMatter is a Swedish startup trying to make low-cost powder bed fusion (PBF) a reality. The company now has launched the Atmosphere module. This connects to their Gravity printer and…

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3D Printing Market Outlook 2021: Powder Bed Fusion and Multi Jet Fusion, Part 1

Polymer powder bed fusion printers have been a mainstay of the 3D printing world for many years now. These highly productive machines dominate the service bureau installed base and are…