3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing News

Lockheed Martin spends $350 million on next-gen satellite production

Global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is investing $350 million in a state-of-the-art satellite production facility,...

3D Printing Industry | Beau Jackson | August 2, 2017

Are 3D printers safe? Filtering out the myths behind filament emissions

A study funded by SajTom Light Future Ltd., a privately held entity headquartered in Poland, has looked into the emissions produced by common 3D printer filaments ABS, PLA, PET,...

3D Printing Industry | Beau Jackson | August 2, 2017

No, the British Museum did not just publish the first 3D scan of the Rosetta Stone

In July 2017, the British Museum in London published a 3D model of the famed Rosetta Stone on Sketchfab. From there it was picked up by a number of sites claiming it to be “...

3D Printing Industry | Beau Jackson | August 2, 2017

German RepRap presents liquid 3D printing with polyurethane

German RepRap, manufacturers of FFF 3D printers and ebalta Kunststoff GmbH, a materials company, have announced a new polyurethane (PU) based material for 3D printing. The...

3D Printing Industry | Michael Petch | August 2, 2017

€3.7m BADGER robot to 3D print pipes as it travels underground

Robotic 3D printers are helping to advance the next generation of autonomous construction. Recently, the 3D printing industry has seen houses 3D printed in 24 hours or less, and...

3D Printing Industry | Beau Jackson | August 1, 2017

Arcam increases sales, moving through “challenging market situation”

Arcam has published their Interim financial report for the first 6 months of 2017. The Swedish additive manufacturing company characterises this period as a “challenging market...

3D Printing Industry | Michael Petch | August 1, 2017

Children benefit from exoskeleton made on Sinterit desktop SLS 3D printer

In partnership with 3D printer manufacturer Sinterit, designer Bartłomiej Gaczorek has designed a custom fitting exoskeleton for children with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). The...

3D Printing Industry | Beau Jackson | August 1, 2017

Prodways increases commitment to Industry 4.0 with acquisition of AvenAo Industrie

Prodways Group, a specialist in industrial 3D printing and a subsidiary of French technology company Group Gorgé, has announced the acquisition of AvenAo Industrie. The news comes...

3D Printing Industry | Elizabeth Hopkins | August 1, 2017

HeyGears wearables to build $148.8 million 3D printing R&D facility in China

Wearable technology company HeyGears is reportedly investing the equivalent of  $148.8 million USD (1 billion Chinese Yuan) into building a 3D printing R&D facility for the...

3D Printing Industry | Beau Jackson | August 1, 2017

3D printed safe-cracking robot impresses at DEF CON 25

3D printing and security research have long history. The lockpicking community and security researchers have made frequent use of 3D printing to draw attention to vulnerabilities...

3D Printing Industry | Michael Petch | August 1, 2017

3D Printing Rekindles the Spirit of Invention

3D printing is slowly working its way toward becoming a mainstream, volume manufacturing solution all over the world. We still don’t know what the full impact of the 3D printing...

3D Printing Industry | Jonathan Ross | August 1, 2017

Telescoping 3D printed robots developed to help in search & rescue

3D printing has been used to help create a program for exploring the possibilities of objects that can be extended and compacted at will. As a deployable feature that can be added...

3D Printing Industry | Beau Jackson | July 31, 2017

3D printed smart hearing aid monitors wellness

University of California at Berkeley’s engineers have created a smart, wearable 3D printed device that is worn on the ear. The project was appropriately nicknamed the ‘earable,...

3D Printing Industry | Elizabeth Hopkins | July 31, 2017

Next generation of Iron Man flying suit will be 3D printed

As the co-founder of technology startup Gravity, Richard Browning is known as the real life Iron Man. Together with a dedicated team in the UK, Browning has invented and patented...

3D Printing Industry | Beau Jackson | July 31, 2017

European Commission backs 3D printed clean energy project Cell3Ditor

The Cell3Ditor project is developing a hybrid inkjet/SLA ceramic 3D printer for the mass production of low emission Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs). As an alternative to carbon-...

3D Printing Industry | Beau Jackson | July 31, 2017