Charles Goulding and Mwansa Chabala look at the potential of copper in future additive manufacturing operations.
Foundry Labs Continues to Develop Digital Metal Casting
There’s been an impressive amount of progress at Foundry Labs since our last check-in.
Sintratec’s Game-Changing Modular Production and Metal SLS 3D Printing
Sintratec has two interesting news items: a modular production system and an ability to print metal 3D objects using SLS 3D printing.
Wayland Additive Secures Funding to Expand Electron Beam 3D Printing Production
Wayland Additive raises £4.6M to boost their electron beam 3D printing production.
A-Lab: Accelerating Material Discovery for the Future of 3D Printing
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is beginning to impact various aspects of society, and a new development in additive manufacturing—material design—is no exception.
GRX-810: A Game-Changing 3D Printable Alloy for Harsh Conditions
Researchers have developed a new metal alloy that is not only 3D printable, but also can withstand very extreme environments.
SonicLayer 1600: Fabrisonic’s Answer to Affordable Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing
Fabrisonic has introduced a new hybrid 3D printer that combines ultrasonic 3D printing with CNC milling, called the SonicLayer 1600.
Innovating Healthcare: AddUp’s Bold Step into Medical 3D Printing Solutions
AddUp makes a strategic move into the healthcare sector.
Advancements in 3D Printed Rockets: Tianbing’s Success and Relativity Space’s Shift
Two key developments in additively manufactured rockets occurred this week, one positive, and the other seemingly negative.
SLM Solutions Partners with DTI to Enhance Metal 3D Printing Technology
The battle for metal 3D printing supremacy continues, with an interesting move from SLM Solutions this week.
New Metal 3D Printing Pen System: A Breakthrough in Manufacturing?
Researchers in Korea have developed a new metal 3D printing pen system for manufacturing.
How Eplus3D’s One-Click Positioning Solves Hybrid Metal 3D Printing Challenges
Eplus3D introduced a very interesting metal 3D printing feature they call “One-Click Positioning”.
Relativity Space Hits Milestone Despite Mission Failure of Terran 1 Rocket
Relativity Space achieved their milestone this week, sort of.
Exploring the Cooling Process of Metal 3D Printing Using Particle Accelerators
Researchers have now probed the mysteries of metal 3D printing with particle accelerators.
NASA Announces New Research Institute Focused on Advanced Manufacturing
NASA announced the creation of a new research institute dedicated to advanced manufacturing.
Optomec CEO Dave Ramahi Passes Away Unexpectedly
Optomec has lost their CEO, Dave Ramahi.
Military Conflict: Using 3D Printing Technology to Boost Ukraine’s Armaments
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi believe there is a key role for 3D printing in the Ukraine conflict.
3D Printing Rockets: Relativity Space is About to Reach a Historic Milestone
If you’ve been paying attention, we almost hit a major milestone in 3D printing this past weekend.
Desktop Metal Launches Live Suite
A software package containing Live Platform, Live Studio, Live Build MFG, Live Build DLP, and Live Sinter
Canyon’s Revolutionary Mountain Bike: A Sustainable 3D Printed Aluminum Truss Frame
Charles R. Goulding & Preeti Sulibhavi look at a new 3D printed bike frame project.
Learn How Electroplating Can Strengthen 3D Printed Plastics
After our story about electroplating last week, we were contacted by RePliForm.
Wayland Additive: Demand for Metal 3D Printing Machines Soars
Wayland Additive is definitely not the biggest name in metal 3D printing, but they are growing strongly.
New Frontier Aerospace’s Hypersonic Aircraft: Powered by Metal 3D Printing
Metal 3D printing is at the heart of New Frontier Aerospace’s plans.
The Complexity of Electroplating 3D Prints – The Process of Electroplating Explained
The process of electroplating 3D prints is powerful, yet not very well known or practiced.
Metal 3D Startup Is Betting Its Factory-Sized 3D Printers Change Everything
With a roster of engineers from innovation hotbeds such as SpaceX, Tesla and Apple, Freeform Future Corp. is looking to print big and print often.
Learn How 3D Printing Helped Create Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio”
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi reveal how 3D printing technology played a big part in the production of Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio”, soon to be released on Netflix.
ALD Vacuum Technologies Launches Massive Metal 3D Printer, the EBuild
ALD Vacuum Technologies has introduced a massive metal 3D printer, the “EBuild”.
Reinforcing 3D Printed Aluminum with Titanium Wire – A Breakthrough in Metal 3D Printing
Chinese researchers have developed a way to reinforce 3D printed aluminum with titanium wire.
Exploring the Automation and Modular Design of Additive Industries’ Metal 3D Printer System
We had a chat with Additive Industries recently, and learned more about the metal 3D printer manufacturer.
3D Printing Industry Set to Take Off with Relativity Space’s Milestone Launch
Relativity Space is nearing a key milestone, and so is 3D printing.
ECAM: Metal 3D Printing With No Heat, Lasers or Powder
Fabric8Labs has developed a truly unique metal 3D printing process that is unlike all existing processes.
Carver Pump partners with IperionX to produce AM parts for the US Navy
The US currently has no domestic capacity to traditionally manufacture the large titanium pump castings, and is therefore turning to AM as the solution.
Making Injection Molding Better with Metal 3D Printing
I had a discussion with Velo3D and learned of a very interesting application for metal 3D printing.
Freeform Emerges from Stealth with a Revolutionary 3D Printing Factory
A fascinating new 3D print startup has emerged from stealth mode: Freeform.
The Most Important Application for 3D Printing: Conformal Cooling
Conformal cooling is not only a better way to cool injection molds for plastics, but it might allow hypersonic air travel.
Xact Metal’s XM300G Metal 3D Printer: The Sweet Spot for Metal 3D Printing?
Xact Metal seems to have hit the sweet spot.
Boston: Home to Three of the Nation’s Leading Metal 3D Printer Companies
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at some of the most intriguing metal 3D print companies to emerge from Massachusetts.
What Makes Holo’s PureForm Process Different From Metal Injection Molding?
A company you may not have heard of is Holo.
Metal Powder Works: An Eco-Friendly and Efficient Way to Create Metal Powder
Metal Powder Works has developed an incredibly straightforward and energy efficient method of producing metal powder that can be used in additive manufacturing.
How Hybrid CNC Metal 3D Printing Could Revolutionize Marine Operations
Marine use of 3D print technology should be booming, but it isn’t, at least not yet.
How 3D Printing is Helping the Medtech Industry Overcome Supply Chain Challenges
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the surge in medical 3D prints after the pandemic.
Get Small & Complex Metal Parts with MetShape’s 3D Printing Services
MetShape is a different kind of 3D print service.
MX3D: From Early Development to the Production Stage
What’s up with MX3D? We had a chat with them.
Question of the Week: 3D Printing a Zinc House Ornament
This week’s question is all about how to 3D print an enormous metal house ornament.
New Research Paper Explores 3D Printing Copper and Steel Within the Same Job
A new research paper describes a method of 3D printing copper and steel within the same job.
How Can 3D Printing Help Ukraine’s Railways?
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine how several 3D print technologies and companies could aid the efforts in Ukraine.
Aidro’s Digital Lab Supplies 3D Printed Parts to Leonardo Helicopters
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi see much 3D printing from a new US military contract.
Meet Ermaksan: Turkey’s Innovative 3D Printer Manufacturer
Ermaksan is a 3D printer manufacturer you may not have heard of previously.
Design of the Week: Titanium Bike Handlebars
This week’s selection are the incredible titanium 3D printed bike handlebars by MYTHOS.
New AM Materials Round Up, December 30, 2022
Several new AM materials were announced in past weeks.
Learn About One Click Metal’s Affordable and Easy-to-Use Metal 3D Printer
I spoke with the folks from One Click Metal and learned quite a bit about their mid-range metal 3D printer.
How Is Digital Metal Doing After The Markforged Acquisition?
How is Digital Metal doing after their surprise acquisition by Markforged?
MELD’s Hybrid Metal 3D Printer
MELD announced a new hybrid device to produce large metal parts.
The HIAM 3D Printing Process
I’m reading about a new and highly unusual 3D printing process, “HIAM”.
The Seven New Classes of Metal 3D Printers
After seeing a great deal of new metal 3D printers recently, it seems that there are new classes of equipment emerging.
Automotive Industry Turning Gears with 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley look at how certain advanced automobile manufacturers are now leveraging 3D printing.
Metal Parts By Lunchtime: Foundry Lab’s Unique Metal Casting Technology
Foundry Lab has developed an extremely rapid process for producing strong metal parts in many different materials.
Freemelt’s Unusual New Metal 3D Printer Features
We had a look at Freemelt’s latest innovations in metal 3D printing.
A Look at Rivelin’s Impressive Metal Post Processor
Rivelin Robotics showed their amazing metal 3D print post processing station to us last week.
NPPower’s New Malachite Metal 3D Printer
NPPower revealed their new small-format metal 3D printer, the Malachite.
Design of the Week: Copper Aerospike Rocket Engine
This week’s selection is the astonishing Aerospike rocket engine by Hyperganic.
Rapidia’s Bump in the Road
Rapidia has had some challenges recently, but it seems they are overcoming them.
Affordable Metal 3D Printing From SinterJet
Sinterjet launched a new and inexpensive metal 3D printing system, the M60.
EOS Launches European Partner Network
The network consists of seven additive manufacturing job shops able to handle protoypes or small-series part production
A Startup Company is 3D Printing Liquid Aluminum
A startup seems to have developed a way to 3D print liquid aluminum.
More On Multimaterial Powder Depostion Methods
Our post describing a new approach for multimaterial powder recoating generated some discussion.
New Method For Powder-Based Multi-Material 3D Printing Developed
One of the most interesting technologies we observed at Formnext 2022 was a new way to 3D print multiple materials in powder.
The Revival of Nuclear Reactors and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Christopher Lee look at the increasing use of metal 3D printing in the nuclear industry.
There’s An Even Bigger NXG XII
SLM Solutions announced the NXG XII 600E, an even bigger version of the company’s massive metal 3D printer.
Two New Innovations From Meltio
Meltio has introduced two new innovations: “Horizon” slicing software and a laser calibration system.
Polygonica 3.2 Fills Critical 3D Printing Need by Accounting for Distortion
MachineWorks mesh management SDK gets a serious update.
HP/Schneider/GKN Partnership and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine a partnership between AM and industry.
Tata Group and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at Tata Group’s use of 3D printing technologies.
EPlus3D Announces Massive Metal 3D Printer
EPLUS 3D announced the availability of a massive metal 3D printer, the EP-M1250.
The Use of 3D Printing for Repair: an AM Coalition Webinar
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at recent developments in use of 3D print technology for repair activities.
6K’s Expansion and Global Implications
6K Additive announced a massive expansion of their metal powder production capacity.
SPEE3D Announces “XSPEE3D”
SPEE3D announced a new mobile metal additive manufacturing platform, XSPEE3D.
Stratasys’ Latest Acquisition Increases Part Quality, But Raises a Question
Stratasys announced the acquisition of quality software startup Riven.
What is the ColdMetalFusion Alliance?
A new industry group seems to have been formed earlier this year, the ColdMetalFusion Alliance.
Melrose Spins Out GKN and its Impact on 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the recent shakeup at GKN.
GE Additive Announces Revolutionary Binder Jet Factory System
GE Additive announced the Series 3D binder jet metal 3D printer system yesterday, and it could be a revelation for manufacturers.
Can Metal 3D Prints Be Both Strong and Ductile?
Researchers have developed a highly unusual technique for 3D printing metal objects that are both strong and ductile.
Benefits and Applications of Aluminum 3D Printing
Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafé look at recent additive applications using aluminum metal.
SUN METALON’s 3D Printer To Produce Its Own Material from Rocks?
A Japanese startup claims to be developing a machine that can make its own materials.
Removing Heavy Metal Contamination With 3D Printing
Researchers have developed a new method of removing toxic metal pollutants from water using a 3D printed technique.
New Steel Alloy Could Be Used in Tesla’s GigaPress
Automaker Tesla could use a new 3D printable steel alloy to build electric vehicles in the future.
Fully Martensitic Stainless Steel 3D Printing Process Developed
Researchers have found a way to 3D print fully martensitic stainless steel.
Rivelen Robotics’ Metal Post Processing Technology
Rivelen Robotics provides a very interesting metal post processing solution for production.
AddUp Pursues Different Engagement Model
AddUp announced a joint venture, and it’s a very different way to engage with clients.
SLM Solutions To Build World’s Largest Metal 3D Printer
SLM Solutions is the major contractor on a project set to build what should be the largest 3D printer ever.
Meltio Partnership Creates Robotic 3D Printer
Melito has partnered with Ziknes to develop a robotic metal 3D printer.
New AM Materials Round Up, September 16, 2022
Several new AM materials were announced in the past week.
IMTS 2022: What’s New at North America’s Largest Manufacturing Trade Show
Featuring exhibits that range from automation and CNC machining to 3D printing, IMTS is back with a bang.
SPEE3D Achieves 3D Print Naval Milestone
SPEE3D did something very interesting: they 3D printed a metal part on a navy ship.
Xact Metal Introduces XM300G Metal 3D Printer Series
Xact Metal announced the XM300G metal 3D printer series.