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3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: February 25, 2024

It’s another busy week of webinars and events in the AM industry, including Silicone Expo Europe in Amsterdam, an open house for Massivit in North America, and the AM for…

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Zeda Officially Opens Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Ohio with Velo3D Happy Hour

A month after PrinterPrezz and subsidiary Vertex Manufacturing rebranded as Zeda last year, I had the opportunity to visit the company’s new advanced manufacturing digital foundry in Ohio. At the…

2023’s Top 5 Space 3D Printing Stories

In 2024, space exploration will reach new heights with a significant focus on lunar missions. The year will see the highly anticipated Artemis II mission, a milestone in NASA’s Artemis…

3D Printed Roo-ver Could Transport Moon Dust for Next Rover Mission

One of Australia’s two competing teams in the race to build a lunar rover has unveiled a first prototype. Dubbed the “Roo-ver,” this rover has been designed for a future…

Metal 3D Printing Company 6K Additive Acquires Global Metal Powders

6K Additive, the Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM), has acquired Global Metal Powders (GMP), a supplier of metal powders based in the Pittsburgh suburb of New…

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Data Shows 2023 Funding for Space 3D Printing Climbs after Slow 2022

In space technology, there is a powerful revival taking place, fueled by innovation, advanced tools, and, most crucially, funding. Entering the second half of 2023, 3DPrint.com is examining the financial…

Startup Chooses 3D Printing to Build Space Based Solar Power Stations

As far as the global economy is concerned, there are no winners or losers when it comes to energy sources at the moment. This means that, as we tap the…

3D Printing Webinar & Event Roundup: June 11, 2023

We’ve got plenty of events to tell you about in this week’s roundup, including Additive Manufacturing for Defense, Aerospace & Space, OMTEC 2023, the CDFAM Symposium, and more. Stratasys and…

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ISS Successor? Vast to Launch First Commercial Space Station in 2025

Launcher Space parent company Vast said it plans to launch the world’s first commercial space station named Haven-1. Scheduled to blast off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to low-Earth…

Large Metal 3D Printing Grows with Safran and ADDMAN Purchases

According to its latest estimates, SmarTech Analysis values the additive manufacturing (AM) industry at $13.5 billion, with a projected growth to $25 billion by 2025. Based on reports from the…

3D Printing Webinar & Event Roundup: February 26, 2023

We’ve got a little lighter week in terms of webinars and events, but there are still plenty of offerings to keep you busy! In addition to AITS Bremen, there will…

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L3Harris to Acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne in $4.7B Deal

Florida-based security technology provider L3Harris (NYSE: LHX) has agreed to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD), a manufacturer of rocket engines and motors for the aerospace and defense industries. Expected to…

SPEE3D’s Metal 3D Printing Poised for 2023 Breakout

SPEE3D isn’t planning on doing its own missions to space any time soon. Its CEO, Byron Kennedy, was quick to point this out when I asked about the company’s recently…

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ICON Scores $57M from NASA for Moon 3D Printing

It’s been quite the year for additive construction developer ICON. The Austin-based tech company’s seamless integration of advanced construction technologies into homebuilding spearheads faster and more accurate construction of complex…

3DPOD Episode 129: 3D Printing Rockets with Tim Berry, Head of Manufacturing & Supply Chain for Launcher

On this episode of the 3DPOD, Tim Berry, Head of Manufacturing at Launcher, takes us through what you need to be an engineer working in new space today. He discusses…

3D Printed Rocket Test Fire Heralds Space Future for Australia’s SPEE3D

Australian 3D printing firm SPEE3D has an inexpensive and very productive 3D printing technology that is hereto been known mainly for its potential in austere environments. The cold spray firm has…

Redwire’s Acquisition of QinetiQ’s Space Division: a Huge Win for Both

Space infrastructure conglomerate Redwire (NYSE: RDW) will acquire UK security and defense contractor QinetiQ’s space division for €32 million ($31.7 million) in a debt-free purchase. Once the deal is finalized…

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3D Printed Antennas Enable Satellite Constellations for Fleet Space

3D printing is finding increasing applications in the space sector, particularly when it comes to producing rocket engines and satellite parts. Meanwhile, the technology is also making its way into…

3DPOD Episode 108: AM for Space & Defense with Brian Neff, Sintavia Founder and CEO

Sintavia‘s Brian Neff has built a company that uses a fleet of large metal powder bed fusion systems to 3D print some of the most demanding and technically challenging parts…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: June 5, 2022

Last week was a bit of a reprieve, and we’re back in business now with a full schedule of 3D printing webinars and events! Topics include automation, polymer 3D printing…

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…

Airbus Picks 3D Systems for 3D Printed Satellite Parts for Reconfigurable OneSat

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) is announcing that it has received a multi-year contract from Airbus’ Defense and Space division, to develop components for antennas on Airbus satellites. The additive manufacturing…

NASA Copper Alloy Qualified for Use with VELO3D Metal 3D Printers

Velo3D announced that it has qualified GRCop-42, a NASA-developed copper-chromium-niobium alloy, for use with Velo’s Sapphire range of metal 3D printers. Velo3D, a leading additive manufacturing (AM) startup based in…

Boeing Subsidiary to Launch 3D Printed Satellite Structure

At the recent Satellite 2022 conference, held in Washington, D.C., Boeing subsidiary Millennium Space Systems announced that the company is planning to launch a 3D printed metal structure into orbit….