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2024 NASA Grants Feature Top 3D Printing Tech

NASA has again proven its commitment to innovation by awarding nearly 250 small business teams funding to develop cutting-edge technologies. This year’s Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and…

Air Force Awards Fortius Metals $1.25M to Qualify 3D Printing Wire for Hypersonic Applications

AFWERX, part of the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), awarded a Direct-to-Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract worth $1.25 million to Colorado’s Fortius Metals, to accelerate qualification…

Something Federal in the Air at AMUG 2024

“The 3D printing industry would probably be dead in the water if it weren’t for the U.S. government,” a representative of the US military said at the 2024 Additive Manufacturing…

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…

US Air Force Awards $1.13M for 3D Printed Construction Retrofitting

Branch Technology, the Chattanooga-based additive construction (AC) firm, has been awarded a $1.13 million contract from the US Air Force for its proprietary Cellular Fabrication (C-Fab) technology. The Air Force…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: BMF Raises $24m, More Shipboard 3D Printing for the Navy

Us based 3D printer OEM BMF (Boston Micro Fabrication) which makes micro 3D printers, raised $24 million in a Series D round led by China’s Guotai Junan Securities. Also participating…

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There Is a Surprising Threat to 3D Printing R&D in the U.S.

Additive manufacturing (AM) is a young and flourishing technology and there is a great deal of ongoing research and development (R&D) being performed. AM patents are growing at a 36%…

New NASA Funding Ignites 25 3D Printing Projects in Space Exploration

NASA has selected 300 proposals for this year’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I awards. Following the trend of previous years, 3D printing…

AddUp Joins $1.5M USAF Contract to Boost Aerospace 3D Printing

AddUp, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in metal 3D printing, announced its participation in a $1.5 million United States Air Force (USAF) research contract. The aim is to harness the…

Entire Nanosatellite 3D Printed within Single nScrypt 3D Printer

Under a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research grant with the Space Force, Sciperio relied on 3D printers from its sister company nScrypt to make small six unit…

NIST Awards Ohio 3D Printing Service $800K for Distributed AM in National Emergencies

IC3D, an Ohio-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and 3D printing services company, recently announced that the company had received an $800,000 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant, from the National…

3D Printing News Briefs, September 10, 2022: Education, SBIR Award, Materials, & More

We’re kicking things off with education in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, after a recent “Girl Meets AM” program for high school students. Moving on to business, ExLattice has received…

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MMX 2022: The US Air Force Deploys 3D Printing

America Makes is the United States’ leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) technology and education, working to not only accelerate adoption of the technology in the country, but also to…

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MMX 2022: Celebrating 10 Years of America Makes & 3D Printing in Ohio

America Makes is the United States’ leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) technology and education, working to not only accelerate adoption of the technology in the country, but also…

NASA Funds 3D Printing Research in 2022 SBIR/STTR Awards

Out of 333 proposals that NASA is funding as part of its 2022 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, 24 are either creating new…

US Space Force Awards Launcher $1.7M Contract for 3D Printed Rocket Engines

It’s a whirlwind ride for up-and-coming startups in the booming private space industry. According to a Space Capital report, there have been $252.9 billion in cumulative global equity investments into…

DARPA Tasks Elementum 3D to 3D Print World’s Rarest Metal

Rhenium, the last of the stable elements to be discovered, is one of the scarcest elements in the Earth’s crust. It has the highest melting point of any metal aside…

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The Largest 3D Printed Structure in North America: a Military Barracks in Texas

ICON’s latest 3D printed training barracks structure in Texas signals another positive step for the additive construction industry. Described by the company as the largest 3D printed structure in North…

3D Printing News Briefs, July 3, 2021: Dyndrite, Arburg & Oryx Additive, TAMUQ, JTC, & CyBe Construction, Elementum 3D & NASA, VBN Components, Phillips Corporation & 3YOURMIND, Albéa, Erpro 3D Factory, & HP, Aectual & Gramazio Kohler Research

We’re covering a variety of topics in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, including partnerships, materials, AM applications, and more. Keep reading for all the details! World Economic Forum Names Dyndrite…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 12, 2021: BAE Systems, Mechano, QuesTek, University of Virginia, University of Stuttgart, PRES-X & GPAINNOVA

We’re all about material news and research in this week’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and finishing up with a bit of business. First up, BAE Systems is using large-scale 3D…

Sciaky Gets NASA SBIR Award for Machine Learning for Process Control

Sciaky has just gotten a NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Award in order to use machine learning to improve fault detection in Ti-6Al-4V parts made with the company’s Electron…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 26, 2021: ASTM, Teton Simulation, QuesTek, KBM Advanced Materials, GE Aviation & GE Additive

We’re covering some business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as Teton Simulation appointed a new CEO, and ASTM International awarded its William T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award. QuesTek has received…

10 3D Printing Projects Enter Phase II of NASA’s SBIR Program in 2021

Each year, NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program awards contracts to small businesses across the United States to spur research and commercialization of innovative space technologies. As a renewed…

Allegro 3D Receives Almost $1M in Grant Award to Develop Bioprinter

Bioprinting company Allegro 3D has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant for $997,692. The grant money will support the development of…