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NASA to Advance Unique 3D Printed Sensor Technology

The 3D printing system is like printers used to produce money or newspapers. However, instead of ink, the printer applies nanomaterials, layer-by-layer, onto a substrate to create tiny sensors.

Ridgeback Takes 3D Printing to the Next Level

How can you print something larger than the printer itself? That’s the problem researchers Xu Zhang, Mingyang Li, Quang-Cuong Pham, and others set out to solve at the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing...

Top 3 Manufacturing Predictions for 2019

As the manufacturing industry continues to grow and evolve, we’re seeing more focus being put on smart machines, IIoT and Industry 4.0. This is not a trend that is going away any time soon.

Can a 3D Printer Build a Rocket?

NASA has successfully tested its first rocket engine component made through 3D printing. The 3D printed component produced a breathtaking 20,000 pounds of thrust.

Polymers, Productivity and Policy: 3D Printing Trends in 2019

For 2019, we expect new users will continue to find their way towards additive manufacturing, and we’ll see an increasing number of companies shifting their production to AM or adding AM into the mix. New product introductions will bring success and failure...

3D-Printing File Formats Must Evolve with the Industry

One of the first trends driving change is 3D printings transition from prototyping to commercial-grade production, combined with the increasing popularity of metal as a printing material.

The Print My Leg and ProsFit Projects

By 3D printing custom aesthetics for prosthetic legs, creator Christophe Debard is able showcase his prosthetic personality and enable accessibility for as many people as possible.

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KeraCel, a World Leader in Solid-state Lithium Ion Batteries, Announced a Breakthrough in its Multi-material Ceramic Battery Using its Proprietary 3D Printing Technology

KeraCel is developing its ceramic solid-state batteries using proprietary additive manufacturing 3D printing technology resulting in unique monolithic structure. The unique structure allows for greatly increasing battery energy density, and producing safer and longer lasting

Rockwell Automation Acquires Emulate3D, a Leading Software Developer for Simulating and Emulating Industrial Automation Systems

Software portfolio integrates automation software with 3-D CAD model, enabling customers to test machine and system designs virtually

KDT Leads $160 Million Investment in Desktop Metal to Drive the Adoption of the Company's Metal 3D Printers for Mass Production and the World's First Office-Friendly Metal 3D Printing System

Combined Funding Rounds, Now at $438 Million, Makes Desktop Metal the Highest Funded Private 3D Printing Endeavor in History

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GKN Additive Opens First Customer Center in China

By sharing expertise, GKN Additive aims to accelerate adoption of Metal Additive Manufacturing in China for the automotive market

Bally Ribbon Mills Receives ISO 13485:2016 Certification

Recertification reflects commitment to supplying highest quality medical products

Annual Event Focuses on Role of Additive Manufacturing in Precision Engineering

Key issues of concern to AM will be discussed at the Annual Event, including work that is being undertaken today to promote precision in the process, and to analyse dimensional errors and surface topography.

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Markforged: Buyer's Guide to 3D Printing for Manufacturing
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Markforged: Buyer's Guide to 3D Printing for Manufacturing

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Our instant quoting platform and nationwide network of machine shops is transforming American manufacturing. We make it easy for all customers - from startups to Fortune 500 companies - to access manufacturing on demand by providing the most efficient way to source high-quality parts.