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Fraunhofer ILT Brings Large-Scale SLM 3D Printing to formnext

As the 3D printing industry looks toward leveraging the technology for industrial production, experts are working hard to figure out the best ways to make each type of 3D printing…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 8, 2017

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about some exciting new centers opening up that specialize in 3D printing technology, an additive manufacturing course and a little medical news,…

BMW Group Uses 3D Printing for MINI Concept Car, Drops Hints on Car Customization

BMW Group has unveiled the MINI Electric Concept for the IAA car show in Frankfurt. With MINI unveiling an electric car in 2019 the Mini Electric Concept could be very…

Fraunhofer ILT Researching Green Lasers for 3D Printing Copper

I remember how surprised I was when I first learned that a laser was not only a light-emitting device, but also an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of…

International Paris Air Show: Safran Announces First EASA Certification for 3D Printed Auxiliary Power Unit Part

French aerospace firm Safran Power Units, which is part of the international high-technology group Safran, specializes in designing and manufacturing power systems for civil and military aerospace. Specifically, its business…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 16, 2017

3D printing awards, technology, programs, printers, partnerships, and new facilities – the 3D printing hive is abuzz with news on this lovely Friday! Desktop Metal was chosen by the World…

Collaborative Project Aims to Improve Fuel Efficiency Through 3D Printed Automotive Components

Better fuel-efficient cars are a critical component in the fight for cleaner air, lower fossil fuel consumption, and the slowing of climate change – with the added benefit of drivers…

GE’s $1.4 Billion Metal AM Acquisitions Falter as Elliott Management Rejects Terms

Last month, GE made an acquisition announcement that was sure to shake up the additive manufacturing industry, with its $1.4 billion investment proposal to acquire both SLM Solutions and Arcam….

GE Announces $1.4 Billion Investment: Acquisition of Arcam AB and SLM Solutions

Update: Following a rejection of terms in the deal for SLM Solutions, GE ultimately acquired controlling shares in Arcam and Concept Laser. Today’s headline heard ’round the world contains all…

Teamwork Between Siemens and the Fraunhofer Institute Results in New Uses of Additive Manufacturing

With climate change a big issue on almost everyone’s mind, many corporations are brainstorming ways to become more sustainable and lessen their negative impact on the environment. One company that…

Heraeus Group and Exmet Have Developed a 3D Printing Process That Uses Amorphous Metals

Typically, metals are all composed of highly ordered, crystalline structures of atoms. While there are obvious uses and benefits of this type of atomic arrangement, there is a limit to…

Zhuhai CTC Electronic’s Walnut Line is China’s First Proprietary Metal 3D Printer

While desktop and hobby applications for 3D printing have long dominated the attention of the industry, that now seems to be shifting, as the desktop market starts to constrict while…

UL at UofL: AMCC Opens In Louisville

A couple of weeks ago I was cruising my LinkedIn feed and noticed a post from Matthew Pasha. He’s the Marketing Manager for Digital Manufacturing Technologies at Underwriters Laboratories (UL)….

Shapeways Introduces Their Newest 3D Printing Material – Aluminum!

While FDM printing has been very advantageous to designers prototyping products it isn’t always up to the task of creating really refined products for sale. Though it is exciting to…

Amsterdam Company Combines 3D Printed Metal and Artisanal Glass in Maritime Theme

Amsterdam-based Faberhama, a home product design firm headed by a team of Italian designers, is using state-of-the-art 3D printing technology combined with the time-honored craft of glassblowing in a new…

America Makes Awards $540K Grant to LLNL & GE to Develop Open-Source 3D Printing Algorithm Software

America Makes is at it again. The Youngstown, Ohio-based institute has been focused for some time now on enhancing the US’ positioning in the additive manufacturing field. It stands as…

LPW Technology and Shaanxi 3D Technology Sign AM Metal Powder Deal in China

As additive manufacturing processes begin to take hold around the world in high-end fields like aerospace, automotive, and medical applications, the demand for capable metal powder products climbs as well….