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Lockheed Martin 3D Prints Large Titanium Domes for Satellite Fuel Tanks

Lockheed Martin 3D Prints Large Titanium Domes for Satellite Fuel Tanks

Global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin has made many significant contributions to its industry through the use of 3D printing, from propulsion tanks and spacecraft parts to missile components and fuel tanks. The company, which received three Edison Awards this year for ground-breaking innovations in autonomy, directed energy, and satellite technology, has been invested […]

Global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin has made many significant contributions to its industry through the use of 3D printing, from propulsion tanks and spacecraft parts to missile components and fuel tanks. The company, which received three Edison...
World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Internal Combustion Engine Features in Student Team’s Shell Eco-marathon Car

World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Internal Combustion Engine Features in Student Team’s Shell Eco-marathon Car

The Shell Eco-marathon, which holds competitions each year in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, invites innovative students from around the world to compete by developing the most energy-efficient cars they can, and stimulate important conversations about how we can responsibly meet the needs of our world. This marathon, while still a race, focuses more on […]

The Shell Eco-marathon, which holds competitions each year in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, invites innovative students from around the world to compete by developing the most energy-efficient cars they can, and stimulate important conversations about how we can...
Hybrid Meta-Biomaterials Used to Make Better, Longer-Lasting 3D Printed Hip Implants

Hybrid Meta-Biomaterials Used to Make Better, Longer-Lasting 3D Printed Hip Implants

3D printing is increasingly seeing applications using biomaterials and metamaterials – and now with a new meta-biomaterial. A team of researchers from TU Delft developed the hybrid materials – essentially the biomedical variant of metamaterials – which promote bone growth and can help increase the lifespan of 3D printed hip implants. According to the university, the number of […]

3D printing is increasingly seeing applications using biomaterials and metamaterials – and now with a new meta-biomaterial. A team of researchers from TU Delft developed the hybrid materials – essentially the biomedical variant of metamaterials –...
3D Printing Technology Offers New Zealand Researchers the Design Freedom to Develop Better Heat Exchangers

3D Printing Technology Offers New Zealand Researchers the Design Freedom to Develop Better Heat Exchangers

3D printing technology has made its way into many fields over the years, including the heating and cooling industry. Typically, a heat exchanger, which is designed to efficiently transfer heat from one matter to another one, is made from thin sheets of material which have been welded together. Due to the complex design of the product, it’s […]

3D printing technology has made its way into many fields over the years, including the heating and cooling industry. Typically, a heat exchanger, which is designed to efficiently transfer heat from one matter to another one, is made from thin sheets of material which...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 22, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 22, 2017

It’s 3D printing business as usual here on this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, with news of agreements, expansions, medical innovations, and 3D printing materials. The European Investment Bank has signed a finance agreement with Materialise, and Titomic enters a collaborative 3D printing agreement, while both 3DZ and Arcam EBM expand into […]

It’s 3D printing business as usual here on this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, with news of agreements, expansions, medical innovations, and 3D printing materials. The European Investment Bank has signed a finance agreement with...
3D Printing News Briefs: November 28, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 28, 2017

We’re starting out with some health and business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D modeling and some commercial 3D printed shoes. The University of Utah’s health system is increasing access to 3D printing for its physicians, while Medicrea acquires three patents and CELLINK is awarded project funding […]

We’re starting out with some health and business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D modeling and some commercial 3D printed shoes. The University of Utah’s health system is increasing access to 3D printing for...
3D Systems and K2M Group Holdings Join Capabilities to Collaborate on 3D Printed Implants

3D Systems and K2M Group Holdings Join Capabilities to Collaborate on 3D Printed Implants

This winter, K2M Group Holdings, the first top spine company to market a 3D printed titanium interbody device, announced that it had entered into a comprehensive development agreement with 3D Systems; the two also set up a separate supply agreement for K2M’s CASCADIA TL Interbody System, which features its Lamellar 3D Titanium technology. Now, in an effort to […]

This winter, K2M Group Holdings, the first top spine company to market a 3D printed titanium interbody device, announced that it had entered into a comprehensive development agreement with 3D Systems; the two also set up a separate supply agreement for...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 26, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 26, 2017

We’re starting with a little bit of business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D printers and 3D printing technology, and finally some news on 3D printing filaments. Sharebot has joined the open innovation program at Techniplas, and RP Support named the first German distributor for its NEO800 production stereolithography system, while […]

We’re starting with a little bit of business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D printers and 3D printing technology, and finally some news on 3D printing filaments. Sharebot has joined the open innovation program at Techniplas, and RP...
Hinckley Creates Its Lightest, First Fully Electric Luxury Yacht with Fake Wood and 3D Printed Titanium Components

Hinckley Creates Its Lightest, First Fully Electric Luxury Yacht with Fake Wood and 3D Printed Titanium Components

From sailboats and submarines to yachts, 3D printing technology has been used numerous times to make components for boats and ships. This week, Rhode Island-based yacht builder Hinckley Co., which has been in the yacht business since 1928, introduced the boating world to Dasher, its first fully electric vessel, at the 47th Newport International Boat […]

From sailboats and submarines to yachts, 3D printing technology has been used numerous times to make components for boats and ships. This week, Rhode Island-based yacht builder Hinckley Co., which has been in the yacht business since 1928, introduced the boating world...
3D Design and 3D Printing Enhance Creation of Patient-Specific Titanium Jaw Implants

3D Design and 3D Printing Enhance Creation of Patient-Specific Titanium Jaw Implants

While we’ve seen 3D printed medical implants made out of materials like silicone and cobalt chromium, the most common metal of choice is titanium due to its low density and high strength. Titanium has been used many times to fabricate 3D printed jaw implants, which is the specialty of medical device startup CADskills, based in Belgium. The […]

While we’ve seen 3D printed medical implants made out of materials like silicone and cobalt chromium, the most common metal of choice is titanium due to its low density and high strength. Titanium has been used many times to fabricate 3D printed jaw implants,...
EBM vs DMLS 3D Printing: Which Method and Surface Texture is Best for Titanium 3D Printed Implants?

EBM vs DMLS 3D Printing: Which Method and Surface Texture is Best for Titanium 3D Printed Implants?

3D printing is often used to manufacture implants and other prosthetic devices for amputees, but have you ever stopped to consider which 3D printing method, and surface texture, is the best? As we continue to use 3D printing technology to customize textures and geometries to match an amputee’s specific anatomy, it’s important to learn all […]

3D printing is often used to manufacture implants and other prosthetic devices for amputees, but have you ever stopped to consider which 3D printing method, and surface texture, is the best? As we continue to use 3D printing technology to customize textures and...
Prodways Group Introduces New Rapid Additive Forging Metal 3D Printing Technology to 3D Print Large Titanium Aeronautical Parts

Prodways Group Introduces New Rapid Additive Forging Metal 3D Printing Technology to 3D Print Large Titanium Aeronautical Parts

French 3D printer manufacturer Prodways Group, a very successful subsidiary of Groupe Gorgé that went public on the European stock exchange in May, has made a big announcement that could have a major impact on the aerospace and aeronautical sectors. The timing of the announcement seems pretty strategic, as Le Bourget Paris Air Show is […]

French 3D printer manufacturer Prodways Group, a very successful subsidiary of Groupe Gorgé that went public on the European stock exchange in May, has made a big announcement that could have a major impact on the aerospace and aeronautical sectors. The timing of the...
Renishaw Signs New Additive Manufacturing Solutions Centre Partner and Technology Distributor in China

Renishaw Signs New Additive Manufacturing Solutions Centre Partner and Technology Distributor in China

Metal additive manufacturing and metrology systems manufacturer Renishaw, headquartered in Gloucestershire, UK, upgraded its 3D printing division to a larger facility in 2015, and has continued expanding ever since. The company opened a Healthcare Centre for Excellence with a 3D printing production facility in 2016, and the company’s new North American headquarters, complete with an Additive Manufacturing […]

Metal additive manufacturing and metrology systems manufacturer Renishaw, headquartered in Gloucestershire, UK, upgraded its 3D printing division to a larger facility in 2015, and has continued expanding ever since. The company opened a Healthcare Centre for...
Norsk Titanium Produces First FAA-Approved 3D Printed Structural Titanium Commercial Airplane Components for Boeing Dreamliner

Norsk Titanium Produces First FAA-Approved 3D Printed Structural Titanium Commercial Airplane Components for Boeing Dreamliner

When a company develops a unique technology, it’s understandable that they should want to keep it closely guarded, particularly in this digital era. Norsk Titanium has been developing their Rapid Plasma Deposition 3D printing technology for 10 years, but they only allowed people outside the company to learn how the process works a little over […]

When a company develops a unique technology, it’s understandable that they should want to keep it closely guarded, particularly in this digital era. Norsk Titanium has been developing their Rapid Plasma Deposition 3D printing technology for 10 years, but they...
PyroGenesis Announces That First 3D Printable Metal Powder Production System is Complete and “Exceeds Expectations”

PyroGenesis Announces That First 3D Printable Metal Powder Production System is Complete and “Exceeds Expectations”

It seems like every time I turn around, I’m learning of more and more innovative 3D printing news coming from Canada. There’s Ottawa Hospital’s 3D printing program, the 3D printer-equipped Create Cafe in Saskatoon, the recent Be3D 3D printing conference in Toronto, aspiring fashion designers using 3D printing, a 3D printed satellite bracket, and of course, Dr. […]

It seems like every time I turn around, I’m learning of more and more innovative 3D printing news coming from Canada. There’s Ottawa Hospital’s 3D printing program, the 3D printer-equipped Create Cafe in Saskatoon, the recent Be3D 3D printing...
South Africa’s Giant Aeroswift 3D Printer Gearing Up for Commercial Production

South Africa’s Giant Aeroswift 3D Printer Gearing Up for Commercial Production

3D printing technology has been on the rise in South Africa recently, and while the country isn’t one of the most commonly talked-about in the industry, South Africa has been working on some advanced 3D printing applications for years. In 2011, a government-backed project called Aeroswift was launched in collaboration between aviation manufacturing solutions provider […]

3D printing technology has been on the rise in South Africa recently, and while the country isn’t one of the most commonly talked-about in the industry, South Africa has been working on some advanced 3D printing applications for years. In 2011, a...
3D Printing Helps to Bring Custom Titanium Hearing Aid to Market

3D Printing Helps to Bring Custom Titanium Hearing Aid to Market

Swiss company Phonak, a provider of wireless communication solutions and hearing aids and owned by hearing aid producer Sonova, has come to our attention before – like when it turned to EnvisionTEC for its 3D printing capabilities, in turn disrupting the entire hearing aid industry. Phonak’s 3D printed hearing aids were also featured in a special […]

Swiss company Phonak, a provider of wireless communication solutions and hearing aids and owned by hearing aid producer Sonova, has come to our attention before – like when it turned to EnvisionTEC for its 3D printing capabilities, in turn disrupting the entire...
Updates from PyroGenesis on Powder Production, Additive Manufacturing Spinoff Company

Updates from PyroGenesis on Powder Production, Additive Manufacturing Spinoff Company

Last year, Montreal clean tech company PyroGenesis announced their intention to create a new spinoff company solely focused on additive manufacturing. PyroGenesis, which specializes in advanced plasma processes, is responsible for the development of the Plasma Atomization Process (PAP), a unique powder manufacturing technology for which they filed a provisional patent in 2015. The company had previously […]

Last year, Montreal clean tech company PyroGenesis announced their intention to create a new spinoff company solely focused on additive manufacturing. PyroGenesis, which specializes in advanced plasma processes, is responsible for the development of the Plasma...
Norsk Titanium’s Plattsburgh Facility Will Be the World’s First Industrial-Scale Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Facility

Norsk Titanium’s Plattsburgh Facility Will Be the World’s First Industrial-Scale Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Facility

Towards the end of last year, Norway-based Norsk Titanium got people talking here in the US when they announced their plan to build a giant, multi-million-dollar additive manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh, New York, greatly expanding their business and creating lots of new jobs. This week, the company released new details about the planned facility, and yes, […]

Towards the end of last year, Norway-based Norsk Titanium got people talking here in the US when they announced their plan to build a giant, multi-million-dollar additive manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh, New York, greatly expanding their business and creating lots...
Mirada Pro and Reynolds Technology Collaborate on Lightweight Titanium 3D Printed Bicycle Frame

Mirada Pro and Reynolds Technology Collaborate on Lightweight Titanium 3D Printed Bicycle Frame

As 3D printing technology and the corresponding materials continue to improve and expand on an industrial level, creating functional use-end production parts has become a more viable option for a number of applications. One area that this has become apparent in is bicycle manufacturing, which has been integrated with metal-based 3D printing on numerous occasions. […]

As 3D printing technology and the corresponding materials continue to improve and expand on an industrial level, creating functional use-end production parts has become a more viable option for a number of applications. One area that this has become apparent in is...
Carnegie Mellon University Research May Lead to Enhanced Design to Reduce Porosity in 3D Printed Titanium, Leading to Stronger Parts

Carnegie Mellon University Research May Lead to Enhanced Design to Reduce Porosity in 3D Printed Titanium, Leading to Stronger Parts

UPDATE:  We have been informed by a source on behalf of Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering and the Next Manufacturing Center that the information originally presented in this article cast the research findings incorrectly and inappropriately. The original source seen on the CMU research, which was released by OpenPR, contained significant inaccuracies and incorrectly attributed research and key […]

UPDATE:  We have been informed by a source on behalf of Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering and the Next Manufacturing Center that the information originally presented in this article cast the research findings incorrectly and inappropriately. The...
Premium AEROTEC Hosts Terry Wohlers in Germany to Speak to Audience of Industry Professionals about 3D Printing

Premium AEROTEC Hosts Terry Wohlers in Germany to Speak to Audience of Industry Professionals about 3D Printing

Terry Wohlers has been a trendsetter in 3D printing much possibly longer than you even knew it existed. The founder of Fort Collins, Colorado-based Wohlers Associates (begun 29 years ago) is involved in work from offering advice regarding mergers and investments to writing industry reports and textbooks—and far more. Influential, internationally renowned, and as both a […]

Terry Wohlers has been a trendsetter in 3D printing much possibly longer than you even knew it existed. The founder of Fort Collins, Colorado-based Wohlers Associates (begun 29 years ago) is involved in work from offering advice regarding mergers and investments to...
Alcoa Signs Contract With Airbus, Will Begin Supplying 3D Printed Airplane Components by Mid-2016

Alcoa Signs Contract With Airbus, Will Begin Supplying 3D Printed Airplane Components by Mid-2016

Lightweight metals manufacturer Alcoa is relatively new to 3D printing, but once they decided to pursue the technology, they pursued it aggressively. The multinational corporation announced their intention to adopt 3D printing at the end of 2014, and less than a year later they had invested nearly $100 million in expansions to accelerate their development of the […]

Lightweight metals manufacturer Alcoa is relatively new to 3D printing, but once they decided to pursue the technology, they pursued it aggressively. The multinational corporation announced their intention to adopt 3D printing at the end of 2014, and less than a year...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — February 20

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — February 20

This week’s news is filled with 3D printing investments and collaborations on the business side of things. Becoming 3D has become a Value Added Reseller for Solidscape, and Materialise is now collaborating with Mathys Ltd Bettlach on a 3D printed Shoulder Guide System. In investment news, Stratasys has given Massivit 3D Printing Technologies a financial […]

This week’s news is filled with 3D printing investments and collaborations on the business side of things. Becoming 3D has become a Value Added Reseller for Solidscape, and Materialise is now collaborating with Mathys Ltd Bettlach on a 3D printed Shoulder Guide...
How, When, Why: A Guide to 3D Printing with Titanium

How, When, Why: A Guide to 3D Printing with Titanium

3D printing with metals has been around for a few years now, but as the technology and software that run 3D printers drop in price, it is starting to be adopted by a rapidly increasing number of industries. One of the most desired industrial quality metals is titanium, a low density, high strength metal that […]

3D printing with metals has been around for a few years now, but as the technology and software that run 3D printers drop in price, it is starting to be adopted by a rapidly increasing number of industries. One of the most desired industrial quality metals is...
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