3D Printing Industry

News and Stories about the 3D printing industry

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BigRep and Etihad Airways Engineering to Partner Up

Big Air meets Big Printing. BigRep and Etihad Airways Engineering announce plans to collaborate on developing next generation additive manufacturing solutions for the aerospace industry.

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Significant Findings in 2017 Shapeways Transparency Report

The 2017 Shapeways Transparency Report shines a light on how the world's biggest 3D printing marketplace handles accusations of infringement of intellectual property.

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Type A Machines Retire to that Great 3D Printer in the Sky

Despite their multiple innovations in the desktop 3D printer market, California-based manufacturer Type A Machines has gone out of business.

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Researchers use X-rays to Understand and Avoid Metal 3D Print Defects

Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers used X-rays to learn more about 3D printing defects and understand how to print 3D metal parts without defects.

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Researchers Create Permanent Magnets with Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing

Canadian researchers have developed a new method for fabricating magnets for electric motors using cold spray Additive Manufacturing.

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Written by Industry Veteran Sarah Boisvert
Book “New Collar Workforce” Prepares Us for the New Age of Manufacturing

The New Collar Workforce is a new book by AM industry veteran Sarah Boisvert which suggests that, in order to avoid a shortage of skilled workers, we should be training workers to be ready for the new age in manufacturing.

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Sintavia Announces New Manufacturing Plant & Breaks Ground in Florida

Metal additive manufacturing company, Sintavia, broke ground ready for the new facility to be built before late 2018. The site will be 55,000 square foot.

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UPS Partners With SAP to Launch Spare Parts 3D Printing Business

US package delivery company UPS is teaming up with enterprise software company SAP to branch out into a spare parts 3D printing business.

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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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ACEO to Reveal Silicone Multi-Material 3D Printing at Formnext 2017

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Aectual Makes 3D Printed Floors with Big Robots

Dutch company Aectual makes beautiful floors for public spaces which are sustainable, customizable, and 3D printed by giant robot arms.

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GE Healthcare Opens 3D Printing and Design Center in Sweden

GE Healthcare's Innovative Design and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center for Europe is now open in Uppsala, Sweden.

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3D Printing Aluminum Alloys for Lighter, Fuel-Efficient Aircraft

HRL Laboratories in California have made a metallurgical breakthrough; a technique to successfully 3D print high-strength aluminum alloys.

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How B2B Has Quietly Established Itself as 3D Printing’s Core Audience

Consumer stories get all the headlines, but B2B is driving 3D printing - that's the opinion of Whitecloud's CEO and Founder Jerry Ropelato.

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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.