Ampower has updated their comprehensive additive manufacturing technology overviews.
Desktop Metal Launches Live Suite
A software package containing Live Platform, Live Studio, Live Build MFG, Live Build DLP, and Live Sinter
Shifting Expectations: The Line Between Mass Production and Customization
Small steps forward are taking us to an additively manufactured future.
America Makes and the AM Coalition: An Update on the CHIPS Bill
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi review a fascinating recent webinar exploring how recent US legislation affects additive manufacturing.
AM Lasers Will Never Be The Same
3DM’s unique approach to polymer L-PBF 3D printing enables users to adapt the laser’s frequency to each and every material, promising faster, higher quality parts.
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Once again we are proud to sponsor the TIPE conference, now in its third iteration.
3D Printing Technology Aids General Dynamics In Ukraine Arms Deal
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the opportunities opening for additive manufacturing as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.
Additive Helping Harness Geothermal Energy
Engineering a 3D printed component that can take the heat and corrosive chemicals in a geothermal well.
Sculpteo Released Their 2022 Annual Survey Results
Sculpteo released their fascinating annual survey of 3D printing last week.
Design Strategies Needed to Unlock 3D Printing’s Potential
A Protolabs engineer’s perspective on the right DfAM approach.
Book of the Week: A Guide to Additive Manufacturing
This week’s selection is “A Guide to Additive Manufacturing” by editors Damir Godec, Joamin Gonzalez-Gutierrez, Axel Nordin, Eujin Pei and Julia Ureña Alcázar.
Milwaukee Tools and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing could be used at Milwaukee Tools.
Why 3D Print Services Must Do More Than Just Printing
A 3D print service must do far more than just the 3D printing.
UK Productivity and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing technology could assist the UK economy.
Embedded Digital Barcodes Address AM Traceability Barriers
SmartParts named joint winner of the first round of Hexagon’s Sixth Sense startup innovation platform.
Airbus and 3D Printing Market Share Opportunities
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how Airbus is leveraging 3D printing to overcome supply chain challenges.
Closing the Gap in Funding Additive Manufacturing: It Starts with IMTS
Tech stocks are some of the most popular investments today, but while big dollars are being pumped into consumer technology, there’s a large funding gap in the advanced manufacturing market.
Snowmobiles Go Electric with Help from 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how ESG goals are assisted by additive manufacturing in the snowmobile industry.
VulcanForms Raises Massive Investment
VulcanForms announced a huge US$250M investment round, one of the largest seen in the industry.
The AddiMap Project Could Solve a Ton of 3D Printing Problems
The AddiMap Project could revolutionize production metal 3D printing as we know it.
Book of the Week: Real-World Stories from the Plant Floor
This week’s selection is “Real-World Stories from the Plant Floor” by Michelle Segrest.
Interesting New Features in Autodesk Fusion’s May Update
Autodesk released a new version of Fusion 360, and there are quite a few new useful features.
IMTS 2022 – This Year’s Additive Manufacturing Destination
The International Manufacturing Technology Show, IMTS, has become a primary AM destination.
Global Auto Parts Disruption and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley look at how those in automotive companies might take advantage of current economic conditions to advance 3D print technology.
Siemens to Advance Industrialized AM￼
The company recently opened its CATCH facility in efforts to streamline industrial additive manufacturing.
Bringing the Power of Data to 3D Printing
Smart data is a powerful tool that can enhance 3D printing and turbocharge manufacturing operations.
3D Printing and the Overhead Garage Door Shortage
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi propose a 3D printing solution to the garage door supply chain problem.
Book of the Week: Additive Knowledge
This week’s selection is “Additive Knowledge” by Adam Rehák.
Additive Manufacturing: We’re Doing It All Wrong
A chat with Essentium CEO Blake Teipel revealed something rather interesting about the additive manufacturing industry.
The Five Great Challenges Additive Manufacturing Must Overcome
What are the remaining barriers to mass use of additive manufacturing?
Pedego, Cycling, and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the challenge and opportunities facing bicycle manufacturers.
Book of the Week: 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
This week’s selection is “3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing” by Chee Kai Hua and Kai Fai Leong.
Zeiss: Powder to Performance with 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the 3D printing activities of Zeiss.
Lippert, the Boat and RV Replacement Parts Business, and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how Lippert Components is using 3D printing.
3D Printing Implications of the Johnson & Johnson Split
Charles R. Goulding and Arianna Coger look at how 3D technology usage could increase at J&J.
Digital Metal Moves Toward Production
Digital Metal announced a new “digital platform interface” that should allow their equipment to be used for major production applications.
Essentium Survey Shows “Additive Manufacturing Is Here To Stay”
Results of a new industry survey were released by Essentium, and they show a very strong trend towards AM.
The Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the relationship between cybersecurity and additive manufacturing.
Carbon To Release Design Engine For Everyone
Carbon announced a major move in the software market: they will provide licenses to use their powerful Design Engine tool for anyone, even if they are not a Carbon customer.
Autodesk University: Using Part Consolidation to Optimize Parts for Additive Manufacturing
During an Autodesk University session, experts demonstrated the benefits of generative design to perform part consolidation and optimize designs.
Six Connecticut Manufacturers Receive Grants for 3D Printing Operations
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at six companies receiving grants for their contribution to industry.
The Century of Biology, ESG Investing, and the Influence of 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Arianna Coger examine the relationship between increased interest in ESG and additive manufacturing.
The Solution to the Budget Appliance Shortage: Product Mix and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the possibilities and risks of using 3D printing to overcome supply chain challenges.
Book of the Week: A Manager’s Guide to Large Scale Additive Manufacturing
This week’s selection is “A Manager’s Guide to Large Scale Additive Manufacturing” by Ken Susnjara.
Report on Aerospace Use Demonstrates The Case For AM Everywhere
A detailed research report has been published that shows in extreme detail the usage of metal additive manufacturing techniques in the aerospace sector.
EOS’ Additive Minds Academy Open To North America
Top performing additive manufacturing staff are hard to find, and EOS is set to change that.
Dr. Satya Ganti: “Striking a Balance Between Conventional and Am Technologies is the Key to the 4th Industrial Revolution!”
Dr. Satya Ganti is the technical leader for Baker Hughes additive manufacturing technology center located in Houston, TX and our Women in 3D Printing Guest #270!
DNV Unveils AM Service Specifications For Energy Industries
DNV announced new service specifications for use of additive manufacturing in the energy sector.
Jetoptera’s 3D Printed Past And Future
A startup company has leveraged 3D printing technology to produce a revolutionary new approach to aircraft propulsion.
Hexagon’s New HP-OW Sensor Could Trigger Expanded Use Of AM
Hexagon announced a new 3D sensor that could have implications on the future use of additive manufacturing technology.
Inkbit Launches A New Additive Manufacturing System
Inkbit announced a new additive manufacturing system, the Vista.
US Department of Defense Releases New Additive Manufacturing Strategy
The US Department of Defense has released a detailed strategy for their use of additive manufacturing technology in coming years.
Additive Manufacturing: Steadily Becoming Mainstream in Manufacturing
In a world of digitally driven production, additive manufacturing (AM) has steadily solidified its place.
The UK’s Design For AM Network
There’s a meeting place for those working on methods for additive manufacturing design in the UK: the Design for AM Network.
India Government Moving Forward With New 3D Printing Policy
The government of India is set to develop a new policy regarding 3D printing.
How Could Additive Manufacturing Replace Traditional Manufacturing?
I’m reading a piece on Shapeways’ blog entitled “Will Additive Manufacturing Replace Conventional Manufacturing?” and have some thoughts.
EOS Partners With TEES To Develop New AM Skills
EOS announced a new partnership with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) to increase AM skills.
GE Aviation Receives Certification For Partly 3D Printed Jet Engine
GE Aviation has received official certification from the US FAA for its massive GE9X jet engine.
Stratasys Deep Inside GM
Stratasys issued an interesting press release where they describe their activities inside of GM.
BMW Group Opens New Additive Manufacturing Campus
The BMW Group’s new Additive Manufacturing Campus in Munich, Germany, is finally open.
GE’s Additive Manufacturing Project for the U.S. Air Force Takes off
The great promise of 3D printing combined with innovative 3D design (such as generative design) is to reduce parts and material waste while creating geometry that surpasses the capability of traditional subtractive machining.
CASTOR Assists The Transition To Additive Manufacturing
A startup company has developed services to assist the transition to additive manufacturing technologies by performing a sophisticated analysis of target parts.
Book of the Week: Design for Additive Manufacturing
This week’s selection is “Design for Additive Manufacturing” by Martin Leary, who explains the economics of 3D printing and how to apply them through CAD design.
The Secret To A Successful Manufacturing Network
DiManEx has developed a comprehensive service providing an end-to-end approach to 3D printing and other manufacturing services.
Additive Manufacturing: Bridging The Gap From Craft To Automation
What happens when your skilled craft workers retire? You switch to additive manufacturing. See the details in this interesting case study.
Oqton Does It All In Additive Manufacturing
Oqton has finally revealed the scope of their massive AI-powered database and its ability to provide a wide variety of services to optimize all types of additive manufacturing workflows. We saw examples of their capabilities.
Kennametal Turns to AM to Drive Growth, Product Innovation
In a press release last week, Kennametal announced the launch of a new business unit focused on additive manufacturing (AM).
A New Portal For Additive Manufacturing Standards
ANSI and America Makes open a new online portal for additive manufacturing standards.
Book of the Week: Thermo-Mechanical Modeling of Additive Manufacturing
This week’s selection is “Thermo-Mechanical Modeling of Additive Manufacturing” by Michael Gouge and Pan Michaleris.
RAMP MD: Helping A Region Go Additive
How can you learn additive manufacturing? Where can you get experience at a low cost? One state seems to have figured out a way to do so.
The Final Word on 3D Printing vs Additive Manufacturing?
There is a way to make sense of the terminology of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. We propose some rules.