JuggerBot 3D is to develop a unique hybrid 3D printer using both pellets and resin.
Xerion’s Fusion Factory XS is one of the most interesting professional 3D printers we’ve yet seen.
The US Department of Defense is set to dramatically expand its use of 3D printing.
In partnership with NCDMM, the project is funded by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering Manufacturing Technology Office and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
1000 Kelvin announced today they have established a very intriguing partnership with Fieldmade.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi reflect on some noteworthy 3D printing developments that were covered in 2023.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss how 3D printing advancements are aiding the US and its allies in addressing conflicts by enabling rapid and innovative production of military equipment.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss how the ongoing conflict in Ukraine is driving the country’s transformation of industrial capabilities to boost the domestic defense sector.
A grassroots organization in Israel is 3D printing items for the IDF.
We now know a lot more about the mysterious 3D printers supplied to Ukraine.
Essentium announced a very unusual deployment of their additive manufacturing equipment — in Ukraine.
There’s a shift in manufacturing happening due to world events, but are we seeing a corresponding change in additive manufacturing?
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi explore how 3D printing has helped to propel Rheinmetall from a middle-sized defense contractor to a leading global defense contractor.
An operation in Ukraine has created a community network for 3D printing military components.
The US has revealed it has provided Ukraine with some type of industrial 3D printers, but what does this mean?
SPEE3D has demonstrated their AM capability in war — almost.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine how 3D printer applications shift in times of war.
Meltio has been selected by the US Department of Defense as a strategic partner.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi foresee increased use of 3D printing in defense applications.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at submarine production possibilities with 3D printing technology.
Implanting even a large skull section may seem like a relatively small victory in the dramatic context of the ongoing war but it’s making a huge difference in this soldier’s life.
Something very interesting is happening at SPEE3D.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi believe there is a key role for 3D printing in the Ukraine conflict.
The US currently has no domestic capacity to traditionally manufacture the large titanium pump castings, and is therefore turning to AM as the solution.
Marine use of 3D print technology should be booming, but it isn’t, at least not yet.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi see much 3D printing from a new US military contract.
A 3D print entrepreneur faces huge challenges in Ukraine, and has launched an important initiative.
Charles R. Goulding and Valentina Alzate countdown their top ten 3D print developments for 2022.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the opportunities opening for additive manufacturing as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.
MELD announced a new hybrid device to produce large metal parts.
I had a chat with Essentium’s CEO, Blake Teipel the other week and learned about their increased focus on quality.
SPEE3D announced a new mobile metal additive manufacturing platform, XSPEE3D.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing use can be increased by shipyards constructing and refurbishing vessels.
MatterHackers announced a highly unusual arrangement with the US Navy.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing has been used to assist in field deployments of the now-famous HIMARS system.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the recent increase in U.S. military production and how 3D printing takes a strong role.
Charles R. Goulding and Julia Wallace review the findings of a recent panel discussion on use of AM technology in the US military.
I spoke with SPEE3D’s CEO Byron Kennedy to learn more about the company’s intentions.
Charles R. Goulding & Harry Foxman consider potential use of 3D print technology for military drone manufacturing.
Charles R. Goulding looks at recent defense spending changes in the UK and how that may affect use of 3D printing.
It seems that the Ukraine army is using commonly available tools to create highly effective weapons, including 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding & Ryan Donley look at potential military use of 3D printing in Sweden.
Charles R. Goulding & Ryan Donley look at Denmark’s increased use of 3D printing in the military sector.
Charles R. Goulding and Lara Tomiko look at how Finland has organized to significantly grow their 3D printing activity.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at recent developments in 3D printing in Norway.
Charles R. Goulding and Lara Tomiko look at the need for Poland to unleash some of its 3D printing capacity due to recent events.
Charles R. Goulding & Ryan Donley examine the recent change in defense strategy in Germany.
Polycam launched a key 3D service for Ukraine.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing technology has affected military supply chains.
The University of Maine’s Composites Center designed and 3D printed what appears to be the largest ships ever produced with the technology.
I’ve been wondering about the actual logistics of using 3D printing in military settings, and its a bit more gray than black and white.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine how the U.S. military is using digital twins for helicopter development.
The US Navy awarded a huge contract for 3D printing equipment to MattHackers and Ultimaker.
Stratasys announced a new data security platform called ProtectAM.
Stratasys announced a massive US$20M contract to deliver 3D printers to the US Navy.
How large is the biggest 3D printed structure in North America?
With the recent hacks into our infrastructure cyber systems, and the hefty ransom paid to the nefarious hackers, cybersecurity has come to the forefront of the political debate.
An announcement from 3YOURMIND suggests the US Navy has a very comprehensive plan for a 3D printed future.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider patriotic implications of 3D printing in defense applications.
The US army has awarded a contract to a group to construct what will likely be the largest metal 3D printer ever built.
Inkbit announced a partnership with the United States Air Force.
Senvol announced new investment coming from the US military.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley take a look at ExOne’s major foray into bringing 3D printing where it needs to be.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley consider the Pentagon’s leadership in robotics, and where 3D printing plays a role.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley consider two navies’ applications of additive manufacturing.
The US Department of Defense has released a detailed strategy for their use of additive manufacturing technology in coming years.
The first Xerox metal 3D printer installation is more than a customer sale: it’s the start of a collaboration with the Naval Postgraduate School.
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley examine Air Force demand for reverse engineering using 3D scanning and 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine the increasing role of additive manufacturing in Navy submarines.
Additive manufacturing company Optomec was awarded a $1 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to repair engine turbine parts.
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata take a look at where 3D printing may come into play alongside DOD-approved drones.
Charles R. Goulding and Adam Friedman examine the use of 3D printing in producing conformal antennas.
Researchers in the US military have developed a set of tests to determine the strength of 3D printed parts that could aid in future metal 3D printing quality control.
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.
The US Air Force, in concert with scientists from Texas A&M University, developed a novel way of 3D printing the strongest type of steel.
SPEE3D is placing their supersonic 3D printer in the Australian military to test its ability to 3D print metal parts in remote locations.
Charles Goulding looks at developments in the submarine construction industry where there may be a big opening for 3D printing.
Could the coming huge increase in drone demand cause more opportunities for 3D printing?
Biofabrication gets a boost with a successful pilot program in an austere environment.
Certifying parts for 3D printing remains a relatively new practice for the military, and nonstructural parts are first in focus.
3D Systems and the US Army have signed a $15 million contract to develop the “largest, fastest, most precise” metal 3D printer yet.
We learned something very interesting about the LulzBot TAZ 6.
The US Military has devised a unique method of 3D printing a surface resistant to shock waves.
A new program is launching to further the integration of additive manufacturing in the supply chain for the US Army.
Almost a year after introducing their new 3D printed helmets, the Swiss Guard are donning them for service.
‘Tis the season to celebrate the best of 3D printing.
The US Navy is now testing a 3D printed part on one of their carriers, and this shows the enormous hill 3D printing has yet to climb.
This week’s selection is “Operational Cybersecurity Risks and Their Effect on Adoption of Additive Manufacturing in the Naval Domain” by the US Government.
An amusing story on Military.com got me thinking about how industry uses – or doesn’t use 3D printing.
An incredible story with a 3D printing angle took place last week.
The US Department of Defense has been using 3D printing in an unusual manner.
3D-printed drones are a point of fascination within the United States military.
It was inevitable: the military has developed a kind of mobile 3D print workshop.
After yesterday’s story about how the US Navy has been literally 3D printing submarines, I had a thought about the future of war.
The US Navy has 3D printed an entire submersible vehicle!