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Chevron Avoids Refinery Shutdown Thanks to 3D Printed Replacement Parts

Aside from the pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — and directly related to these two crises — one of the most concerning developments over the last couple of years…

BMW Buys Wire Arc Metal 3D Printer from MX3D

Dutch wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) developer MX3D is perhaps most known for its 3D printing of a metal bridge spanning a canal in the Netherlands. However, the company is in…

Metal 3D Printing at AMS 2022: Industrial Metal AM

In part one of my coverage of metal 3D printing at Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2022, I discussed the first session of the day, Additive Manufacturing for Series Production of Metal…

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AMS Speaker Spotlight: The Future of WAAM 3D Printing

Filomeno Martina CEO and co-founder, WAAM3D will be participating in Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2022, Panel 1: The future of DED and WAAM. Additive Manufacturing has been around for quite a…

AMS Speaker Spotlight: Defining the Future is Hard Work

John Barnes, Managing Director of The Barnes Global Advisors, will be participating in Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2022, Panel 1: The future of DED and WAAM. Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) is…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 22, 2022: Research, Business, & More

We’re starting with a little research in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, about how embedded mica platelets can improve PEKK properties, and then moving on to business, with a new…

Large-format Metal 3D Printing and DED to Reach $739M by 2026, SmarTech Reports

SmarTech has just released its latest report and it’s about a big topic—literally. “DED and Large-Format Additive Manufacturing Markets: 2021-2030” discusses the opportunities related to large-format metal 3D printing technologies,…

MX3D 3D Prints Lunar Flooring for ESA to Test 3D Printing on the Moon

The European Space Agency (ESA) is backing architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in developing a habitat to be built on the moon. A prototype for a skeletal floor has…

MX3D Installs Metal 3D Printed Bridge in Amsterdam

It has been a long wait, but, after two years of anticipation, Dutch 3D printing startup MX3D has finally installed its metal 3D printed bridge in Amsterdam. When first announced…

AML3D to 3D Print Large-Scale Metal Tool for Boeing

Aussie company AML3D Limited (ASX:AL3) has received an order from The Boeing Company to 3D print a large-scale tool for the aerospace manufacturer. This is AL3D’s first order from Boeing,…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 12, 2021: Sigma Labs, Vallourec and Total, Imperial College London

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we have a software update to tell you about, followed by a 3D printing first in the offshore equipment sector. Finally, we’ll finish things…

MX3D Receives €2.25M to Commercialize Metal 3D Printing Welding Robots

Perhaps most known for 3D printing a massive steel bridge in the Netherlands, Dutch startup MX3D has recently received a €2.25 million investment. Funding came from DOEN Participaties, PDENH, and…

Naval 3D Printing Grows with DNV Verification of 3D Printed Crane

The maritime sector is one of the more overlooked segments in 3D printing, with only a handful of companies really taking advantage of the opportunities there. A new business involved…

Naval Group Uses WAAM to 3D Print First Propeller Installed on French Navy Ship

While we often discuss the many rules and regulations involved with 3D printing for the aviation industry, make no mistake: things are just as exacting when it comes to 3D…

MULTI-FUN Consortium Aims to Improve Metal 3D Printing

As the focus continues to shine on metal additive manufacturing (MAM), 21 partners are coming together from eight countries (Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Poland, Portugal and Belgium) in…

Imperial College London & Additive Manufacturing Analysis: WAAM Production of Sheet Metal

Researchers from Imperial College London explore materials and techniques in 3D printing and AM processes, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Mechanical and microstructural testing of wire and arc…

Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing with Nickel Aluminum Bronze Cu-9Al-4Fe-4Ni-1Mn

Researchers from Canada and India are delving further into the science of materials in 3D printing, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Microstructural evolution and mechanical behavior of nickel…

Horizon 2020 LASIMM Hybrid 3D Printing Project Complete

After three years of design and implementation, the Large Additive Subtractive Integrated Modular Machine (LASIMM) project, funded by the E.U.’s Horizon 2020 program, is officially complete. We’ve tracked its progress…

Generative Design, Digital Twin, WAAM 3D Printing Used to Optimize Industrial Robot Arm

3D printing specialist MX3D has been working on a metal AM technology to create large items, such as bicycles and bridges, using robots. Now, the Dutch startup has partnered up…

Metal 3D Printing in Germany: Exploring Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM)

In the recently published ‘Plasma Multiwire Technology with Alternating Wire Feed for Tailor-Made Material Properties in Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing,’ authors Uwe Reisgen, Rahul Sharma, and Lukas Oster (all from…

Cranfield University Study Titanium Oxidation During WAAM 3D Printing

Wire and arc additive manufacturing, or WAAM, is an effective technique that has been used in the aerospace, maritime and other industries. The technology involves the use of a metal…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 12, 2018

Get ready, we have a lot of news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, running the gamut from metal powder 3D printing and new software to…

3D-Hybrid Introduces New Tools to Give CNC Machines Advanced 3D Printing Capabilities

As 3D printing technology advances and matures, it’s exciting to watch as its capabilities grow and expand into numerous industries. It’s also becoming clear, however, that as advanced as 3D…

Collaborative Project Uses WAAM to 3D Print Stiffeners Directly on Airplane Fuselage Panels

Additive manufacturing is becoming widely used in the aerospace sector. The use to which the technology is being put to use in the manufacture of airplanes is becoming more diverse,…