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3D Printing News Briefs, January 27, 2024: PAEK, Triangle Mesh, Bionic Arm, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about PAEK materials and QA for polymer 3D printing, before moving on to real-time tracking of electron beam additive manufacturing. Upwing Energy integrated…

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Divergent Acquires 3D Printing QA Assets from Sigma Additive

Since it announced its departure from the 3D printing industry in September, Sigma Additive Solutions has revealed who is buying its in-process quality assurance (IPQA) technology. The buyer is Divergent…

NIST Awards Contract for 3D Printed Medication Quality Assurance

InfraTrac, a Maryland-based manufacturer of quality assurance (QA) solutions for 3D printed products, has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of…

Zeiss Licenses ORNL Tech to Inspect 3D Printed Parts

Long utilized to peer inside metal 3D printed components, CT scanning can reveal trapped powder, cracks, and other deformities. As a non-destructive testing technique, it serves as an invaluable tool…

Air Force Awards $1.25M Contract for 3D Printing In-Situ Monitoring Solution to Phase3D

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has awarded a contract to Phase3D, a Chicago-based startup specializing in in-situ monitoring (ISM) solutions for powder-based additive manufacturing (AM), to develop a quality…

Siemens Energy and DNV Automate Metal 3D Printing Quality Control and Certification

Global risk management company DNV GL has partnered with Siemens Energy to advance metal AM beyond the existing piecemeal solutions for quality control and certification. Siemens Energy’s experts in Finspång, Sweden,…

Part Density Measurement from Dimensionics Could Usher in Era of 3D Printing Quality Control

If the industry is to industrialize 3D printing, it will need automated tools to help reduce part cost while maintaining and increasing quality. It will need tools for conveyancing, de-powdering,…

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Driven by Quality: Enabling 3D Printing in Industrial Serial Production – AMS Speaker Spotlight

As the world of 3D printing continues to evolve and new technologies and more and more professional materials emerge, it’s clear that 3D printing is quickly making its way into…

Additive Assurance Closes AU$4.1M for 3D Printing Quality Control

Additive Assurance, a metal 3D printing quality assurance startup, has now raised AU$4.1 million ($2.7 million) in early-stage venture capital funding to establish an additive manufacturing quality assurance center of…

New Scan Head Enables In-Process Quality Control for L-PBF Metal 3D Printers

Essential for the next stage of additive manufacturing’s (AM) industrialization is the development in-process, closed-loop quality assurance (QA). As one of the few firms solely dedicated to this trend, Sigma Additive…

Stratasys Targets 3D Printing Automation with Riven Purchase and New Post-Processing Tech

Two features crucial to the next phase of additive manufacturing’s (AM) evolution are automation and quality control. Tackling both of these trends from a software and hardware standpoint, Stratasys (NASDAQ:…

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How Glidewell’s Micro-CT Scanner is Advancing Additive Manufacturing Workflows

Glidewell, the largest privately owned dental lab in the U.S., is poised to commercialize its proprietary micro-CT scanner for use in other industries. The California-based company has worked diligently to…

$35M Drives CT Scanning Firm Lumafield in Series B Round

Startup Lumafield emerged from stealth mode replete with funding and an innovative CT scanner that was purportedly safer and easier to use than others. Now, the firm has secured a $35…

EOS Teams with ORNL to Improve Metal 3D Printing Quality Control

German powder bed fusion (PBF) original equipment manufacturer (OEM) EOS has inked a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Energy in order to conduct a…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: May 1st, 2022

We’ve got another busy week of webinars and events ahead! 3D Systems has multiple offerings, while Stratasys continues its Experience Tour, Formlabs hosts The Digital Factory in Boston, and Nexa3D…

AI Software Brings Smart Quality Control to 3D Printing

A startup out of Purdue University, dubbed Araqev, is using machine learning (ML) to improve quality assurance (QA) for 3D printing. Started by Arman Sabbaghi, an associate professor in Purdue’s…

Stealth CT Startup Lumafield Could Aid 3D Printing Quality Assurance

Startup Lumafield emerged from stealth mode and announced that is has over $32 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins, DCVC, Tony Fadell, Jason Calacanis´ Launch and Lux for its computed…

Sigma Labs’ 3D Printing QA Software Now Available for Polymers

Sigma Labs, Inc. makes PrintRite3D, an in-process quality assurance (QA) monitoring suite of software used with metal powder bed fusion (PBF). The solution allows users to track and find errors,…

3D Printing News Briefs, November 27, 2021: Sustainability, Metal 3D Printing, & More

In this edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with stories from Aleph Farms and Orbex regarding their efforts to keep our planet healthy by, respectively, working towards net…

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The Important Relationship Between Quality Management Systems and Additive Manufacturing

According to the American Society of Quality, a Quality Management System (QMS) is defined as “a formalized system that documents processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality and regulatory policies…

Process Monitoring – the Future of Quality Assurance for Additive Manufacturing?

In-Process monitoring is the stepping-stone for AM parts not only to validate the process but also to minimize the need of post-process quality control. Currently, in highly regulated industries such…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 20, 2021

We’ve got a lot of research to share with you today, starting with a study on scattering-aware color 3D printing and then a project with the goal of optimizing 3D…

Riven Announces Quick Re-Scaling Tool for Addressing Distortions in 3D Printed Parts

After developing a unique quality control package, Riven has expanded its capabilities for producing quality parts with 3D printing. The company’s new re-scaling tool automatically re-scales models for 3D printed…

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3D Printed Poka-Yoke is a Gateway Drug for 3D Printing

Recently, 3NTR‘s Davide Ardizzoia mentioned “poka-yoke” in a LinkedIn comment about a vacuum forming post I wrote. It inspired me to reconsider just how Lockout Tag Out (LOTO) tooling could…