One of the most intriguing items we encountered at Rapid+TCT was what appeared to be a 3D metal printer – that could print in more than one material.
Automation is becoming very important for 3D printer manufacturers.
I’m looking at a new form of 3D printing made by MELD Manufacturing.
There is no doubt GE is serious about 3D metal printing.
The US Department of Defense has been using 3D printing in an unusual manner.
Manufacturing using Advanced Powder Processes is increasing in both quantity and quality
Manufacturing using Advanced Powder Processes is increasing in both quantity and quality
One 3D metal printer vendors you may not have encountered is Insstek.
Xact Metal, the Pennsylvania-based 3D metal printing startup, has introduced two news model, both of which are more affordable.
It’s time to find out how you’re using 3D metal printing technology.
I’m reading a paper that describes a new method of creating previously impossible metal alloys.
LPW announced one interesting new metal powder suitable for 3D printing, and there may be more on the way.
Researchers have developed a way to create a unique material, metallic glass.
Desktop Metal announced yet another huge investment yesterday.
This week’s selection is the exhaustive “Additive Manufacturing of Metals: From Fundamental Technology to Rocket Nozzles, Medical Implants, and Custom Jewelry” by John O. Milewski.
Prototyping has long been a key application for 3D printing, but here’s a new approach.
I read of an unusual application of 3D printing involving fingertips.
Magicfirm Europe, the company behind the professional desktop ZYYX 3D Printer series, announced they’re working on a 3D metal printer.
There’s a new generative 3D model solution available: ParaMatters.
Additive Industries is on the move.
This could be a very big idea: 3D Hybrid Solutions announced a system to convert everyday CNC machines into powerful 3D metal printers.
Stratasys gets into the news twice today with a mysterious announcement of a previously-unknown 3D metal printing process.
Metals. Humans have been developing innovative ways to use these electric-conducive, often shiny, malleable materials for centuries.
A 3D metal printing service recently quadrupled its capacity.
Australia-based Aurora Labs has published their roadmap for ultra-fast 3D metal printing.
We encountered a lengthy video that details the challenges of 3D metal printing.
The sixth episode of Additive World takes place next month.
There’s a dark secret about 3D metal printing that few want to talk about: print optimizations.
I’m reading an interesting research report on Phys.org that describes a method of applying a surface finish to metal parts.
Canadian researchers have discovered a method of producing unusual magnetic objects using 3D printing techniques.
Hoganas announced they’ve begun production of their powerful DM P2500 3D metal printer.
At CES we saw CoLiDo’s new industrial 3D metal printer.
Iro3D has a metal printing process that is, in retrospect, obvious, and I wonder why no one else came up with the idea before.
We bumped into Ethereal Machines, a Bangalore-based 3D printer manufacturer and were surprised by the varied nature of their product line.
There are now plenty of 3D metal printers available, and Gerfertec’s is a bit different.
EVO-Tech has an interesting 3D metal printing system that may be useful for certain types of metal applications.
Last week GE announced they’ve completed an actual test of their long-awaited new turboprop engine.
The new wave of 3D metal printing continues, and one of the most interesting players is Germany-based AIM3D.
Looking for an interesting 3D metal printing option? Consider Formalloy’s system.
I don’t know if you noticed, but some styles of 3D metal printers have a problem; a size problem.
One must look at Xact Metal’s approach if you’re interested in 3D metal printing.
OR Laser gained their fame last year by announcing a powerful 3D metal printer. Now it just got better.
On or about today, future 3D print historians may mark the moment as a critical shift in usage of the expanding technology.
A new research paper suggests there is much more to 3D printing than simply the choice of materials.
Since the launch of Markforged in 2013, ENGINEERING.com has been following the startup’s development.
Last August we wrote about an Australian company with a new method of 3D metal printing, Spee3D.
The last time we saw AddUp’s modular 3D printing workshop, it was merely a desktop model. Now we managed to walk through a real one.
I thought I misread the press release, when it said GE Additive has developed a binder jet 3D printer.
There’s something fascinating about underdogs in any race, something that attracts your attention.
When you look deeply, you find things.
We ran into something entirely unexpected at FormNext: a machine that produces 3D metal printing powder on your desktop.
At Formnext we were able to take a good look at GE’s mysterious Atlas project.
This week’s selection is an interesting 3D printed front end structure for a Volkswagen classic car.
We sat down with XJET’s CEO to find out where the new company is positioned today.
XJET has shipped their first 3D printing system, and it won’t be the last.
I learned something new about 3D metal printing that you may not have heard of.
An interesting announcement from Additive Industries this week shows their continuing commitment to addressing the automation needs of metal manufacturers.
Everyone knows GE is extremely interested in 3D printing, but there’s yet another way they’re making a lot of money with the technology.
Just about everyone interested in metal 3D printing finds it difficult to stay on top of all the advances with the technology.
3D Systems, whose stock price recently took a tumble, came back with a series of very interesting 3D printing announcements.
Australia-based Aurora Labs announced an interesting deal that should provide them with a significant boost.
XJET announced the release of a new line of 3D printers, the Carmel series, which apparently can 3D print in metal OR ceramics.
Yet another huge investment in 3D metal just occurred, but why is this happening?
A new startup hopes to completely automate the building of rockets using 3D printing.
This year’s RAPID + TCT show was abuzz with news about Desktop Metal, an exciting new metal 3D printing startup that has already raked in millions of investor dollars.
The race is on to achieve ISO 13485!
MakerBot has just announced a very interesting new program they call MakerBot Labs, which harkens back to their origins.
HP held an analyst event earlier in which they made some announcements that caused a bit of a tumble on the stock market.
There’s an interesting long term pattern emerging now in 3D metal printing, and I’m wondering where it might be going.
Additive Industries is set to establish a major presence in California to dramatically enter the US market.
GE is deep into 3D metal printing, as readers know, but now we can get a glimpse of what’s going on inside their workshops.
Belgium-based Materialise seems to be making some interesting moves lately.
Farsoon opened an Americas division, in what could be a wave of new 3D printing vendors.
Airbus is on a mission to 3D print as much of an aircraft as possible and it’s pulling in a number of aerospace manufacturers and additive manufacturing (AM) companies into its massive project.
Recently, we talked about MX3D getting all giant metal 3d printing robot on us and printing the 3D structures of the future.
This is quite interesting: a new approach to enable 3D metal printing of metal alloys that were previously extremely difficult to use.
An announcement today triggered some thoughts about the importance of certifications for companies in the 3D metal printing market.
Market research firm IDTechEx predicts that the global market for 3D printing metals will hit $12 billion by 2028.
Digital Metal, part of Sweden-based Höganäs AB, has now launched their incredible 3D metal printer, the DM P2500.
Although GE Additive may have become the star of metal 3D printing in the aerospace sector, British aerospace and automotive manufacturer GKN may have produced the most 3D printing-related aerospace news at the Paris Airshow last month.
On the ground floor of 3D printing technology for years, aerospace manufacturers first began adopting the various additive manufacturing (AM) processes for use in prototyping.
A report suggests that Daimler is now 3D printing replacement metal parts for some of their obsolete models.
Australia-based Spee3D has developed a 3D metal printing process I haven’t seen previously.
For some engineers, 3D printing may be coming on in an unwelcome rush.
I’m reading research describing a method of producing a porous aluminum structure for ships that has some interesting implications for 3D printing.
We had a chance to speak with two individuals at 3DEO, a promising 3D metal printing startup.
Today Desktop Metal announced they’ve scored another round of investment, and it’s a whopper with a lot of implications.
Mazak is a Kentucky-based company specializing in CNC machines, but they also offer an interesting metal 3D printing option.
Precision in all aspects is required to ensure 3D metal prints meet specifications, but sometimes that doesn’t happen.
A heat exchanger design has attracted the attention of EOS.
It seems that electroplating might become a popular secondary 3D print service, if trends carry forward.
3D metal printer manufacturer Höganäs delivered a new machine to a client this week, but it’s not a typical client.
A Los Angeles-based company is working a new 3D metal printing process that could prove popular.
An interesting collaboration could result in one of the world’s largest 3D metal printers.
GE hinted at a new, large 3D print technology they’ve been developing called “ATLAS”.