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7 Major Threats to 3D Printing Service Bureaus

It is not easy being a 3D printing service bureau. A lot of skill, labor power, capex, and continued excellence are needed to perform in the service market. Meanwhile, competitive…

Prototek Adds Polymer 3D Printing Capabilities with ProtoCAM Purchase

Rapid prototyping company Prototek Holdings has purchased Allentown, Pennsylvania-based ProtoCAM Additive Manufacturing. The company will be integrated into Midwest Prototyping, which Prototek acquired last year. John Pless, Partner at TruArc…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: March 6, 2022

In this week’s round up of webinars and events, topics will range from closed-loop additive manufacturing quality control and World for 3D printing to microfabrication for medical applications and more….

Award-Winning 3D Printed Funnel Helps with Coral Reef Reproduction

I’m always glad to hear about 3D printing being used to do good in the world, and it seems to be happening more and more. One particular application is preserving…

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

This is the busiest week for webinars and other online events we’ve had in some time! Topics include how to streamline CAM programming, 3D printed cycling saddles and metal medical…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 12, 2022: Business, Aerospace, Guns, & More

Business, post-processing, aviation, automotive, and guns—that’s what on the menu in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs! AMT appointed Magnus René as Chairman of the Board, Optomec announced major growth in…

3D Printing News Briefs, November, 10, 2021: New Partners, New Printer, & More

Protolabs growing its AM footprint in North Carolina is the first story in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. XJet is expanding its APAC presence with a new distributor, while Altair…

3D Printing Financials: Protolabs 2021 Q3 Earnings Miss Estimates, Revenues Improved

Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) came out with record revenue of $125.3 million for its third quarter in 2021, representing year-over-year growth of 17%. The quarterly report, however, missed earnings estimates after…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: October 3rd, 2021

We have an extremely packed week of webinars and events, both virtual and in-person, to tell you about! From design for additive manufacturing and high-temperature 3D printers to aluminum 3D…

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RAPID + TCT 2021 Day 1: FormAlloy, Protolabs, Dyndrite, & More

Finally, after what felt like a very long, long time, North America’s largest, most influential additive manufacturing (AM) event got back to business! The 30th edition of RAPID + TCT…

3D Printing Service Hubs Appoints New CEO, Alex Cappy

Changes are taking place at Hubs since it was acquired by manufacturing service provider Protolabs (Nasdaq: PRLB). Not only has the subsidiary removed the “3D” from its name, but it…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 28, 2021: Events, Research, & More

We’re starting off with event and business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as formnext has a couple of event announcements and Anisoprint launched a new production facility in…

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3D Printing vs. CNC Machining

What’s the Best Way to Make Your Part? CNC machining is a common subtractive manufacturing technology. Unlike 3D printing, the process typically begins with a solid block of material (blank)…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: June 27, 2021

As we move from June into July, we’ve got a little less hectic schedule of events and webinars for you this week, with topics ranging from leveraging AM for end-use…

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Dream 3D Printing IPOs We’d Like to See: Ultimaker, Carbon & More

Given the great deal of activity related to mergers, acquisitions and IPOs in 3D printing, we’ve started brainstorming about what other IPOs we’d like to see in the industry. Ultimaker…

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…

Upon Protolabs Acquisition, 3D Hubs Becomes “Hubs”

After building up a significant business starting in 2013, 3D Hubs was acquired by Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) in January 2021. As the startup becomes fully integrated into the larger manufacturing…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup: March 7, 2021

From designing polymer lattices and building a starship in SOLIDWORKS to 3D simulation in the automotive industry and electronics printing, all sorts of topics are being covered in the webinars…

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3D Hubs Bought by Protolabs (PRLB) for $320M

Today, 3D Hubs has been acquired by Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) for $280 million, with a possible $50 million to follow later. The $280 million is made up of $130 million…

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SME and AMT’s SMX Event: 3D Printing Technologies Shaping the Future of Manufacturing

At a time when the global manufacturing industry is undergoing major changes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, emerging technology trends are gaining momentum and accelerating a digital transformation. To…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, August 16, 2020

We’ve got virtual events and webinars this week covering everything from sustainability and forming to metal and medical additive manufacturing. Read on to learn what’s available! NatureWorks 3D Considers Sustainability…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, July 19, 2020

A variety of topics will be covered in this week’s webinar and virtual event roundup, including additive manufacturing in aerospace, CAMWorks, product management, post-processing, and more. Read on to learn…

Protolabs Expands European Presence with Larger German 3D Printing Operations

Digital manufacturing bureau Protolabs is investing USD$12.87m (£10.5m) into a new German production facility. The funds will expand the company’s 3D printing capacity in Germany by 50 percent, complementing its…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 20, 2020: 3DEO, Fraunhofer, Xometry, Raise3D, Protolabs

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, 3DEO has achieved an important industry certification. The Fraunhofer Project Center will soon host its second webinar, and Xometry has launched a video series….