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Titomic Announces New Board Member, Australian Patent for Kinetic Fusion 3D Printing Technology

Titomic Announces New Board Member, Australian Patent for Kinetic Fusion 3D Printing Technology

Australian metal additive manufacturing company Titomic has been busy these last few months. In September, the company introduced the innovative Titomic Kinetic Fusion technology, which builds up titanium parts layer by layer with no shape or size limitations. Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) adapted the cold spray process to create this new additive […]

Australian metal additive manufacturing company Titomic has been busy these last few months. In September, the company introduced the innovative Titomic Kinetic Fusion technology, which builds up titanium parts layer by layer with no shape or size...
3D Printing News Briefs: January 26, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: January 26, 2018

We’ll get the business out of the way first in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move on to some award news and a new 3D design challenge. SLM Solutions welcomes a new board member and Titomic has appointed a new executive, while BigRep is partnering with Trideus. A Shapeways employee explains why […]

We’ll get the business out of the way first in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move on to some award news and a new 3D design challenge. SLM Solutions welcomes a new board member and Titomic has appointed a new executive, while BigRep is...
Bugatti Reveals World’s Largest 3D Printed Functional Titanium Component in New Brake Caliper

Bugatti Reveals World’s Largest 3D Printed Functional Titanium Component in New Brake Caliper

The automotive world has seen growing interest in 3D printing, with manufacturers using the technology both for prototyping and end-use parts. The latest manufacturer to take a leap with 3D printing is Bugatti, maker of the Veyron and Chiron super cars. Its new eight-piston monobloc brake caliper has a long list of distinctions – it’s […]

The automotive world has seen growing interest in 3D printing, with manufacturers using the technology both for prototyping and end-use parts. The latest manufacturer to take a leap with 3D printing is Bugatti, maker of the Veyron and Chiron super cars. Its new...
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: October 6, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 6, 2017

Happy Friday! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with a little business news, and then move on to filaments and 3D printers. Precision ADM has received an important ISO certification, and German RepRap is now selling DuPont filaments. Cimquest will now be offering HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers, while SLM Solutions […]

Happy Friday! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with a little business news, and then move on to filaments and 3D printers. Precision ADM has received an important ISO certification, and German RepRap is now selling DuPont filaments....
3D Printing News Briefs: September 19, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 19, 2017

We’re going to start off with a little business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move right along to a new competition, a little education, and some products that have been, or will soon be, on display at tradeshow events. Module Works and Spatial will work together on CAD/CAM solutions for additive […]

We’re going to start off with a little business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move right along to a new competition, a little education, and some products that have been, or will soon be, on display at tradeshow events. Module...
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...
Sciaky Adopts Siemens PLM Software to Support Its EBAM Process in the Metal Additive Manufacturing Market

Sciaky Adopts Siemens PLM Software to Support Its EBAM Process in the Metal Additive Manufacturing Market

Chicago-based metal additive manufacturing solutions provider Sciaky, Inc., which is a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), introduced its innovative metal Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) process back in 2009, and made its EBAM machines available to large companies a few years later. The technology has been used often in high-performance applications, such as making […]

Chicago-based metal additive manufacturing solutions provider Sciaky, Inc., which is a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), introduced its innovative metal Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) process back in 2009, and made its EBAM machines...
Optomec Releases Library of Starter Recipes for LENS and Aerosol Jet 3D Printing Customers

Optomec Releases Library of Starter Recipes for LENS and Aerosol Jet 3D Printing Customers

Some people cook by some inherent sense or knowledge, throwing ingredients into a bowl willy nilly with nary a thought of opening up a cookbook; later, of course, the dish turns out great. I, however, am not one of these people, and require a recipe in front of me at all times to make sure […]

Some people cook by some inherent sense or knowledge, throwing ingredients into a bowl willy nilly with nary a thought of opening up a cookbook; later, of course, the dish turns out great. I, however, am not one of these people, and require a recipe in front of me at...
A Closer Look at Sonova’s 3D Printed Titanium Hearing Aids

A Closer Look at Sonova’s 3D Printed Titanium Hearing Aids

Most industries have been touched by 3D printing in one way or another, but few have been affected as much as the hearing aid manufacturing industry. The entire industry turned to 3D printing several years ago after global company Phonak began using the technology in the production of its hearing aids. Phonak, owned by Sonova, had […]

Most industries have been touched by 3D printing in one way or another, but few have been affected as much as the hearing aid manufacturing industry. The entire industry turned to 3D printing several years ago after global company Phonak began using the technology in...
ATI Partners with GE Aviation to Develop Meltless Titanium Alloys for 3D Printing

ATI Partners with GE Aviation to Develop Meltless Titanium Alloys for 3D Printing

Every metal used in manufacturing, and 3D printing in particular, has its unique benefits, but titanium is an especially popular material for a number of reasons. It’s the go-to metal for medical implants, thanks to its strength, light weight, corrosion resistance and biocompatibility, and those characteristics (minus the biocompatibility) also make it a highly desirable […]

Every metal used in manufacturing, and 3D printing in particular, has its unique benefits, but titanium is an especially popular material for a number of reasons. It’s the go-to metal for medical implants, thanks to its strength, light weight, corrosion...
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...
InMotion Electric Race Car Hits the Track for a Record-Breaking Run with Materialise and 3D Printed Titanium Y-Joints

InMotion Electric Race Car Hits the Track for a Record-Breaking Run with Materialise and 3D Printed Titanium Y-Joints

One area that we’ve witnessed really speeding up its use of 3D printing technology is on the racetrack, with big names like Nissan Motorsports, BMW, and McLaren Racing all racing to find customized, 3D printed solutions. Last summer, Materialise helped a student team from Hochscule Emden/Leer design and 3D print the frame for its screwdriver-powered car, and […]

One area that we’ve witnessed really speeding up its use of 3D printing technology is on the racetrack, with big names like Nissan Motorsports, BMW, and McLaren Racing all racing to find customized, 3D printed solutions. Last summer, Materialise helped a student...
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...
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...
Australian Woman’s Smile is Restored by 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implant

Australian Woman’s Smile is Restored by 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implant

Susie Robinson was 20 years old when the car she was driving went off the road and crashed into a tree one evening in 1989. The policeman who arrived on the scene didn’t expect to find any survivors. Incredibly, everyone in the car lived – but most of them would be left with life-altering scars […]

Susie Robinson was 20 years old when the car she was driving went off the road and crashed into a tree one evening in 1989. The policeman who arrived on the scene didn’t expect to find any survivors. Incredibly, everyone in the car lived – but most of them...
Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials First to Successfully 3D Print BNNT Titanium Composite

Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials First to Successfully 3D Print BNNT Titanium Composite

Carbon nanotubes were created in the 1990s, and thanks to their strength and ability to conduct electricity, have a multimillion dollar market. About a year ago, the National Research Council Canada started to expand its production of nanotubes made from lightweight boron nitride, also known as BNNTs, and it was projected that BNNTs would be […]

Carbon nanotubes were created in the 1990s, and thanks to their strength and ability to conduct electricity, have a multimillion dollar market. About a year ago, the National Research Council Canada started to expand its production of nanotubes made from lightweight...
Space Systems Loral Launches a New Satellite and a New Era of Manufacturing With Partially 3D Printed JCSAT-110A

Space Systems Loral Launches a New Satellite and a New Era of Manufacturing With Partially 3D Printed JCSAT-110A

JCSAT-110A, formerly known as JCSAT-15, was launched into space in December 2016 at the request of Japan’s SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, a leading satellite operator responsible for most of the country’s paid broadcasting and satellite communication services. The original JCSAT-110 was getting old, so the new satellite was designed to replace it and is expected […]

JCSAT-110A, formerly known as JCSAT-15, was launched into space in December 2016 at the request of Japan’s SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, a leading satellite operator responsible for most of the country’s paid broadcasting and satellite communication...
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing’s Direct Metal Laser Sintering in the Automotive Spotlight on Jay Leno’s Garage

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing’s Direct Metal Laser Sintering in the Automotive Spotlight on Jay Leno’s Garage

3D printing leader Stratasys, back in 2014, acquired both Harvest Technologies and Solid Concepts and combined the two with its existing digital manufacturing service business, RedEye, to form a parts-on-demand and additive manufacturing outsourcing business: Stratasys Direct Manufacturing (SDM). RedEye gave the business expertise in the Stratasys FDM technology, and Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies together […]

3D printing leader Stratasys, back in 2014, acquired both Harvest Technologies and Solid Concepts and combined the two with its existing digital manufacturing service business, RedEye, to form a parts-on-demand and additive manufacturing outsourcing business:...
For the First Time in India, 3D Printed Titanium Vertebrae Restore a Woman’s Damaged Spine

For the First Time in India, 3D Printed Titanium Vertebrae Restore a Woman’s Damaged Spine

Most people know tuberculosis as a disease of the lungs, but that’s not always the case. For a 32-year-old woman in India, the disease manifested in her spine – in 10 different vertebrae, thanks to a lowered immune system caused by drugs she was taking for infertility. Her condition deteriorated quickly; the disease caused such […]

Most people know tuberculosis as a disease of the lungs, but that’s not always the case. For a 32-year-old woman in India, the disease manifested in her spine – in 10 different vertebrae, thanks to a lowered immune system caused by drugs she was taking for...
CRP Group and Krone Golf Complete Case Study of the KD-1 3D Printed Golf Driver

CRP Group and Krone Golf Complete Case Study of the KD-1 3D Printed Golf Driver

3D printing has brought major innovation to the sports world more than once over the last year, including these 3D printed shin guards, 3D printed football helmets, and this pair of 3D printed running shoes that were actually worn in the 2016 Rio Olympics by gold medal-winning American sprinter Allyson Felix! Now 3D printing is leaving track and […]

3D printing has brought major innovation to the sports world more than once over the last year, including these 3D printed shin guards, 3D printed football helmets, and this pair of 3D printed running shoes that were actually worn in the 2016 Rio Olympics by gold...
K2M Announces US Launch of 3D Printed Titanium Spinal Solutions For Clinical Usage

K2M Announces US Launch of 3D Printed Titanium Spinal Solutions For Clinical Usage

K2M, leading developer of complex and minimally invasive spinal surgery technology, has announced the US launch of their 3D printed spinal solutions portfolio at the 2016 North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, demonstrating unique use cases of the 3D printing technology in clinical treatments. Over the past few years, the US-based global medical device company has […]

K2M, leading developer of complex and minimally invasive spinal surgery technology, has announced the US launch of their 3D printed spinal solutions portfolio at the 2016 North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, demonstrating unique use cases of the 3D printing...
Creating a Better 3D Printed Hip Replacement

Creating a Better 3D Printed Hip Replacement

The number of hip replacement surgeries undertaken in the US is on the rise and in no small way. Over the ten years examined by a government study, hip replacements have doubled across age groups, with the largest increase occurring among those aged 45 – 54. The reasons behind this increase are still not completely […]

The number of hip replacement surgeries undertaken in the US is on the rise and in no small way. Over the ten years examined by a government study, hip replacements have doubled across age groups, with the largest increase occurring among those aged 45 – 54. The...
3D Printed Titanium Garmin Cycle Mount Allows for Hands-Off Info While Traveling

3D Printed Titanium Garmin Cycle Mount Allows for Hands-Off Info While Traveling

Today it seems everywhere we turn, titanium is being used in place of conventional materials—and 3D printing is being employed over traditional processes. And as we delve further, printing with metal is key for many companies now exploring new ways to make customized components that are stronger and able to hold up to the elements […]

Today it seems everywhere we turn, titanium is being used in place of conventional materials—and 3D printing is being employed over traditional processes. And as we delve further, printing with metal is key for many companies now exploring new ways to make customized...
3D Printed Sleep Apnea Device Manufacturer Oventus Medical Debuts on Australian Securities Exchange with the Help of CSIRO

3D Printed Sleep Apnea Device Manufacturer Oventus Medical Debuts on Australian Securities Exchange with the Help of CSIRO

Sleep apnea is perhaps one of the most common sleep disorders and many of those suffering from the condition probably have no idea that they have it. It is estimated that almost 10% of women and up to 25% of men are affected by sleep apnea, however as many as 80% of those cases are […]

Sleep apnea is perhaps one of the most common sleep disorders and many of those suffering from the condition probably have no idea that they have it. It is estimated that almost 10% of women and up to 25% of men are affected by sleep apnea, however as many as 80% of...
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