3D Printing Industry

News and Stories about the 3D printing industry

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Hackrod Challenges Automotive Industry by Using 3D Printing and AI

The approach to manufacturing cars may soon change drastically if one startup, Hackrod, has anything to do with it. The company wants to enable customers to design their own cars, making use of the latest technologies.

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Olli, 3D Printed Bus from Local Motors, Receives $1 Billion in Financing

Local Motors secured over $1 billion in financing from Elite Transportation Services (ETS) and Xcelerate for its autonomous Olli bus customers.

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3D Printing Industry in China to Benefit from Government Action Plan

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is working with 12 departments to create an action plan for boosting 3D printing.

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RAMLAB & Partners Develop World’s First 3D Printed Ship Propeller

The Port of Rotterdam’s Additive Manufacturing LAB unveiled a 3D printing project to print the first marine propeller - called the 'WAAMpeller.'

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BigRep and BASF Alliance Accelerates Industrial Applications

BigRep, the 3D printing technology startup, and BASF are forming a strategic alliance to speed up the wholesale introduction of 3D printing into industry.

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Voxeljet’s PPC²-Technology Promises Better Quality of Investment Casting Parts

3D printer manufacturer Voxeljet announced PPC², a new powder technology that wants to raise the quality of investment casting parts.

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Could 3D Printing Replace Global Trade in the Near Future?

Raoul Leering, head of international trade analysis at ING, believes that 3D printing could erase a quarter of global trade by 2060. 

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Big Volume with New BCN3D Sigmax: Review the Facts Here!

BCN3D Technologies launch the new BCN3D Sigmax. Review the key facts on this professional open source 3D printer from Barcelona, Spain.

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US Navy 3D Prints First Submersible Hull in Just Four Weeks

The US Navy has 3D printed a submersible hull, developed by the US Departments of Energy and Defense with support from academia and industry.

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Could Vader Systems Transform Metal 3D Printing?

Vader Systems is a start-up run by a family. Together they'e invented a liquid metal 3d printer which could transform additive manufacturing.

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Bosch Implements 3D Printing Solutions in Mondeville Plant

A Bosch factory in Mondeville, France has saved around 80,000 euros over the past year by using Zortrax M200 3D printers in daily operations.

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ABB Robotics Uses 3D Printing for Functional Prototyping

ABB Robotics was replaced traditional production methods with 3D printing to prototype "fingers" for their industrial robot YuMi. Here’s their story.

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GE Invests $1.4 Billion in Metal 3D Printing Jet Engines

Industrial titan GE has bought two European companies for $1.4 billion, both specializing in 3D printing metal parts for jet engines and cars.

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3D Printing Cybersecurity Vulnerable to Hacking

NYU researchers release paper on 3D printing cybersecurity, exploring how additive manufacturing is vulnerable to industrial espionage.

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2.5D Printing: Casio 3D Prints Textures onto Paper

Casio tries to close the gap between 2D and 3D with a new prototype 2.5D printer. It’s able to add 3D textures to color prints.