Illinois-based construction corporation Caterpillar Inc. has announced a three-year partnership with German additive manufacturing company FIT AG. Through the partnership, the companies will work together to design and 3D print aluminum and titanium parts.
FDA have given the go ahead for 3D printing to be used to produce surgical guides for children for the first time. The guides will be produced by Materialise, to help surgeons with pediatric osteotomy operations. This will allow for better planning and much more accurate surgery
Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) has announced that its acquisition of West Virginia-based additive manufacturing powder producer Puris LLC is complete. The acquisition saw Carpenter buy Puris' manufacturing assets, patents, and intellectual property for a total of $35 million.
Daqri, a startup specializing in augmented reality devices, has created a hologram-powered 3D printer. The machine uses a complex DLP-style curing system, and is currently capable of printing small objects like paperclips.
Research at the University of Akron, Ohio has developed a new method of 3D printing by extruding inks from a nozzle in layers and using light to simultaneously cure it. The technique is termed “Direct-print photopolymerization for 3D printing” and works in almost opposite way to traditional stereolithography (SLA).Direct 3D printing in comparison to SLAStereolithography
A joint team of researchers has turned to the natural world for inspiration in creating incredibly strong yet low density parts that borrow heavily from patterns found in our bones. Their infill optimization process could help to 3D print stronger, more efficient parts.
Metals and alloys heavyweight Carpenter Technology Corporation has just bought Puris, a leading titanium AM powder producer. The new deal, which is valued at $35 million USD, will see Carpenter execute a definitive asset purchase agreement for the purchase of all Puris assets and business.
Divergent 3D, maker of the 3D printed Blade Supercar and developer of the innovative 'Node' platform for automotive manufacturing, has announced that it has successfully raised $23 million through a Series A funding round. The funding round was led by tech venture capital firm Horizons Ventures.
Galenfeha, Inc., a Texas-based engineering, manufacturing, and product development company, has announced plans to acquire Additive Manufacturing LLC for $14 million in cash, signing a letter of intent to acquire the 3D printing company.
Engineers at the University of Nottingham in the UK are using 3D printing to develop lightweight automotive components, boosting vehicle fuel efficiency while reducing noise and CO2 emissions, as part of the ongoing 'FLAC' project. The parts are being made with SLM 3D printers.
Last April, a team of researchers succeeded in 3D printing a chemically active structure using nanocomposites and a commercial 3D printer. Their research has now been recognized by the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials journal, having been awarded the STAM 2016 Altmetrics Award.
UK-based metal powders company Metalysis has recently launched a new research centre, as part of a huge investment of £20m. £10m of this will go on the centre and creating hundreds of new jobs and traineeships in the area. The company's work with metal powders is popular throughout the industry, and it is hoping to make inroads into the aerospace and automotive sectors.
Taiwan-based machine tool manufacturer Tongtai Machine and Tool Co., Ltd. has announced plans to commercialize its 3D printing technology sometime later this year. The company has also set its annual sales target at NT$200 million (~6.48 million USD).
Printing giant HP has unveiled a new 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab at its Corvallis, Oregon site. HP says the 3,500 sq ft space will increase cross-industry collaboration, allow partners to test new 3D printing materials for the HP Jet Fusion 3D printer, and decrease time-to-market.
In a paper published in Nature Communications, physicists demonstrate the ability to reproduce the reflective structure of a butterfly wing through 3D printed gyroids. The discovery was made through the study of photonics - how light moves through space and objects - and has resulted in the patenting of a new material.
ABB announced today that it is acquiring the Spanish 3D technology startup NUB3D. The two companies have collaborated in the past, with ABB's robotics and cloud computing solutions complemented by NUB3D's range of 3D scanning devices made for quality control and inspection.
Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT), a 3D printing company based in Sheffield, UK, has been awarded '625,000 ($778,000) by Innovate UK to develop an automated post-processing machine for 3D printed polymer parts. The development project will last two years.
3D Systems has announced the acquisition of Vertex-Global Holding B.V., a dental materials company that supplies products under the Vertex and NextDent brands. 3D Systems will use its Figure 4 3D printing system with NextDent 3D printing materials to create next-gen dental products.
OssDsign, the Swedish manufacturer of next-gen 3D printed cranial and facial implants, recently announced it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. FDA for its OSSDSIGN Cranial PSI. The clearance means that the company's 3D printed cranial implants can now be marketed and sold within the United States.
Australian metal 3D printer company Aurora Labs has signed a non-binding Term Sheet with Sydney-based engineering firm WorleyParsons. The proposed partnership seeks to combine Aurora Labs' products with WorleyParsons' network of contacts within the mining and infrastructure industries.
Sintavia, LLC has announced its new end-to-end process for manufacturing 3D printed parts in F357 aluminum and other AI-Si alloys. The new process, both exclusive and proprietary, was developed specifically for applications in the aerospace and automotive industries.
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