standards

Recycled Content of Filamentive’s 3D Printing Filaments in Accordance with ISO 14021 Standard

According to UK-based 3D printing material startup Filamentive, 90% of all the plastic used in the world comes from non-renewable sources, which means there’s definitely a major environmental need for…

DNV GL Releases First Class Approval of Manufacturer Program For 3D Printing Manufacturers

For safety purposes, it’s important to follow rules, regulations, standards, and guidelines set down by various agencies when it comes to 3D printing. Just like 3D printed implants and pharmaceuticals…

America Makes and ANSI Publish Latest Version of Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing

America Makes, the national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3D printing based in Youngstown, Ohio, began working with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a private non-profit organization, back in early 2016…

Titomic and Fincantieri Australia Sign Material Science Testing Agreement for Kinetic Fusion 3D Printing

3D printing company Titomic, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and well-known for its innovative Kinetic Fusion technology, has recently been announcing multiple new collaborations, including agreements with a golf company and a mining…

ASTM Adds New Metal 3D Printing Standards, Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence Partner

Metal 3D printing is an extremely fast-growing sector, and as it grows, the need for standards becomes increasingly important. Metal 3D printed parts are being used in markets such as…

America Makes and ANSI Release New Draft Version of 3D Printing Standardization Roadmap for Comment and Review

Two years ago, America Makes, the national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3D printing driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), began working with the private non-profit American National…

NIAR, SAE International Developing New Polymer 3D Printing Standards for the Aerospace Industry

For some time now, Wichita State University (WSU) in Kansas, and specifically its National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), has been working to innovate the aerospace industry by way of…

Boeing and Oerlikon Team Up to Develop Standard Processes for 3D Printed Titanium Aerospace Parts

While titanium is often the metal of choice when it comes to 3D printed implants, the strong, lightweight material also sees great use in manufacturing aircraft components. The aerospace industry is rapidly…

Stryker and Omegasonics Receive Important Industry Certifications for 3D Printed Spinal Implant and Ultrasonic Cleaning Unit

In the winter of 2016, medical device manufacturing company Stryker decided to commit to 3D printing and announced the launch of a 3D printed spinal implant, as well as a planned…

“3D Printing” – What’s in a Name?

I devoted a section of the first chapter of my book, , to what I call “The Name Game.”  My premise: “3D printing” is the best name for layered manufacturing….

UL Study Releases Data on Effects of 3D Printing on Human Health, Calls for New Standards

3D printing is a new enough technology that there’s still plenty of debate about how safe it is, on a number of levels. While some fears may be over-exaggerated, there’s…

Lloyd’s Register Energy Partners with TWI to Launch Two Collaborative Global Projects Focused on Industrial Additive Manufacturing Challenges

Toward the end of 2014, Lloyd’s Register Energy (LR) announced a joint industry project (JIP) and asked companies all over the world to come together and discuss the issues manufacturers were dealing with through…

3D Printing Censorship Raises Important Questions…Maybe

There was a moment in my childhood when I learned of the existence of a man named Dick Buttkiss that I realized perfection existed in tiny pockets of real life….