3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing News

Luxexcel teams up with Optiswiss to bring 3D printed smart glasses to market

Prescription lens 3D printing specialist Luxexcel has announced a commercial partnership with fellow lens manufacturer Optiswiss.  As part of the deal, Optiswiss has...

3D Printing Industry | Paul Hanaphy | September 11, 2021

Researchers 3D print recycled plastic into affordable tools for African farmers

Researchers at the UK’s Loughborough University have managed to turn polymeric refuse collected on the African continent into low-cost agricultural tools for local farmers there...

3D Printing Industry | Paul Hanaphy | September 11, 2021

6K Additive launches new refractory metal powders for additive manufacturing

6K Additive, a producer of industrial materials for the 3D printing sector, has announced the commercial launch of a new set of refractory metal powders for additive manufacturing...

3D Printing Industry | Kubi Sertoglu | September 10, 2021

Farsoon launches its new FS273M metal 3D printer – technical specifications and pricing

Powder bed fusion 3D printer manufacturer Farsoon has announced the launch of its new FS273M metal 3D printing system. Intended as a successor to the previously launched FS271M,...

3D Printing Industry | Kubi Sertoglu | September 10, 2021

Desktop Metal to “disrupt oil, gas and aerospace” with Aidro acquisition

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer Desktop Metal has announced the acquisition of hydraulic and fluid power system developer Aidro.  As a self-professed “pioneer” of additive...

3D Printing Industry | Paul Hanaphy | September 10, 2021

Evolve Additive Solutions secures $30M to accelerate SVP platform sales

3D printer producer Evolve Additive Solutions has secured $30 million in additional funding in the form of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SVP) from 3D Ventures and its affiliates....

3D Printing Industry | Hayley Everett | September 10, 2021

ExOne launches its new portfolio of 3D printed tooling products, X1 Tooling

Following the acquisition of Freshmade 3D’s patented 3D printed tooling technology earlier this year, binder jet 3D printer OEM ExOne has now launched its own portfolio of 3D...

3D Printing Industry | Kubi Sertoglu | September 9, 2021

Mayku launches Multiplier, a desktop pressure former – technical specifications and pricing

Mayku, a developer of desktop-based vacuum forming systems, has announced the launch of its new Mayku Multiplier pressure former. Developed in partnership with Teenage Engineering...

3D Printing Industry | Kubi Sertoglu | September 9, 2021

World’s longest 3D printed concrete pedestrian bridge unveiled in Nijmegen

The Dutch city of Nijmegen has unveiled what is reportedly the world’s longest 3D printed concrete pedestrian bridge, spanning a length of 29 meters.  The project was...

3D Printing Industry | Hayley Everett | September 9, 2021

3D Systems to acquire AI-powered software specialist Oqton for $180M

U.S. 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) has agreed a deal to acquire Artificial Intelligence (AI) software firm Oqton.  Set to be finalized in Q4 2021, the...

3D Printing Industry | Paul Hanaphy | September 9, 2021

HDC to bring Solukon post-processing to the South Korean market

South Korean 3D printing equipment distributor HDC has announced that it has now become an official reseller of Solukon depowdering systems.  Through the deal, Solukon stands...

3D Printing Industry | Paul Hanaphy | September 9, 2021

Scientists develop jet fuel-powered heat exchangers using 3D printing technology

Researchers at RMIT University, Australia, have developed a set of next-generation 3D printed cooling devices that could be the key to solving one of hypersonic flight’s biggest...

3D Printing Industry | Kubi Sertoglu | September 9, 2021

Forward AM receives TÜV certification for 3D printing food contact parts

Forward AM, the additive manufacturing arm of BASF, has received TÜV Rheinland certification for a 3D printing process that manufactures end parts for food contact applications....

3D Printing Industry | Hayley Everett | September 9, 2021

Protolabs partners with RS Components to offer new end-to-end 3D printing service

Protolabs, a leading digital manufacturing service bureau, has announced a partnership with electronic component supplier RS Components to offer a new comprehensive 3D printing...

3D Printing Industry | Kubi Sertoglu | September 9, 2021

BCN3D targets “deep hardware and software integration” with AstroPrint purchase

Spanish 3D printer manufacturer BCN3D has completed the acquisition of cloud-based additive manufacturing platform AstroPrint.  Having initially been agreed last April, the...

3D Printing Industry | Paul Hanaphy | September 8, 2021