PostProcess Technologies raises $4M to accelerate 3D printing surface finishing systems

Apr.27, 2017 - PostProcess Technologies, an automated 3D printing post-processing company based in Buffalo, New York, announced that it has raised a whopping $4 million through a seed funding round, $1 million of which was invested by New York Ventures. More

German steelmaker Kloeckner acquires 10% stake in 3D printing company BigRep

Apr.26, 2017 - German steel manufacturer Kloeckner & Co. has announced that it has acquired a 10 percent stake in Berlin-based 3D printer startup BigRep for less than 10 million euros. BigRep is known in the 3D printing industry for making some of the largest-scale FDM 3D printers. More

Prodways, Safran partner to create inorganic 3D printing materials; Prodways IPO subscription starts tomorrow

Apr.26, 2017 - French company Safran has announced a partnership with Prodways, the 3D printing subsidiary of Gorge Group. Together, the companies will seek to develop new and innovative 3D printing materials and processes. As part of the collaboration, Safran will also acquire a stake in Prodways. More

German industrial group Thyssenkrupp to open 3D printing center this year

Apr.25, 2017 - Thyssenkrupp, a German industrial group, has announced plans to open a 3D printing center which will allow it to produce 3D printed parts and products for its clients. According to the announcement, the upcoming 3D printing center is expected to be inaugurated in September of this year. More

General Electric invests 100 million euros into German 3D printing site

Apr.25, 2017 - General Electric (GE) is continuing to focus its gaze squarely on the EU 3D printing industry, with a game-changing investment of 100 million euros ($109 million USD) into a newly acquired production site in Lichtenfels, Germany. The strategic move follows GE's acquisition of Concept Laser, a privately held German 3D printing firm, last year. More

Nano Dimension appoints former 3D Systems president Avi Reichental to board of directors

Apr.24, 2017 - Israeli 3D printed electronics company Nano Dimension Ltd. has announced that Avi Reichental, former president, chief executive officer, and director at 3D Systems, has joined its board of directors. Nano Dimension is known best for its 3D printed multi-layer PCB technology. More

SHINING3D opens new EMEA HQ in Germany, launches two new Einscan 3D scanners

Apr.21, 2017 - SHINING3D has announced the opening of its European Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. SHINING3D EMEA has already kicked off its operations with the launch of a new generation of EinScan 3D scanners, which includes the EinScan-SE (Elite) and the EinScan-SP (Platinum). More

Kodak's Micro 3D Printing and Packaging division to become Advanced Materials and 3D Printing Technology unit

Apr.19, 2017 - Kodak has announced a revision to its reporting and division structure. Projects carried out in the Micro 3D Printing unit will now be moved into a new division: Advanced Materials and 3D Printing Technology. The new unit will also include the operations of the current Intellectual Property Solutions Division. More

3D printing news roundup - Apr 15 - 4Web Medical's record growth, 3D Systems reduces price of ProX SLS 500, more

Apr.15, 2017 - Here's another roundup of what's been going on recently in the 3D printing world, with some brief stories that could have easily passed you by in another non-stop week of exciting developments. 3D printed implant company 4Web Medical has announced record growth for the first quarter of this year, and 3D Systems has reduced the price of its ProX SLS 500 3D printer, and more besides More

Dutch 3D printer company Nectar receives €1M investment to expand production of Nectar One

Apr.13, 2017 - Dutch 3D printer company Nectar has received a one million euro investment from Dutch investment company TIIN Capital and venture capital firm PPM Oost. The funding will allow the Arnhem-based startup to increase its production, sales, marketing, and R&D for its Nectar One 3D printer. More

Startup Metal Heart developing South Africa's first production metal 3D printer following $1.23M govt. investment

Apr.11, 2017 - Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), a national development finance institution owned by the South African government, has invested 17 million rand ($1.23M) in Metal Heart, a Gauteng-based 3D printing startup. Metal Heart will produce South Africa's first production-ready metal 3D printer. More

Shimifrez gets $750K from Canada Makes to expand thin metal additive manufacturing processes

Apr.10, 2017 - Shimifrez Inc. has received a reported $750K in funding from Canada Makes. The funding will allow Shimifrez to create 8 new jobs at its facility in Vaughan, Ontario, and will contribute to accelerate its photo chemical etching and electroforming technologies, which are used to manufacture thin copper parts. More

3D Printing News ICYMI: Robo 3D, buildpl8, Verbatim, Igus, Roboze, AtlanticProCare & Aether 1 bioprinter

Apr.8, 2017 - Another round-up of recent news items that you might not have been aware of, to keep you up-to-date in what has been a very busy and exciting time for 3D printing. Verbatim has released a new PP filament, Robo3D has partnered with a number of Candian retailers, online 3D service buildpl8'has helped to provide employment for people with autism, amongst other interesting developments throughout the industry. More

Victrex acquires PEEK fiber manufacturer Zyex for £10M to expand 3D printing applications

Apr.6, 2017 - Victrex plc, a British supplier of high-performance polymers, has announced its recent acquisition of Zyex, one of the world's leading manufacturers of PEEK fibers. The £10 million acquisition will allow Victrex to further explore the use of PEEK fibers in 3D printing applications. More

Boeing's new venture capital arm HorizonX to invest in 3D printing, AI, autonomous cars

Apr.6, 2017 - Boeing has announced the launch of HorizonX, its new venture capital division which will be geared specifically towards investing in innovative tech startups. HorizonX will be looking to several areas of interest for its investments, including 3D printing, self-driving vehicles, and artificial intelligence. More

3D Printing News ICMYI: 3D printed in-ear devices, Zuken partners with Nano Dimension, more

Apr.5, 2017 - Another quick summary of some important 3D printing news that might have passed you by this week, with a new project to 3D print in-ear devices, a partnership between Nano Dimension and Zuken, and much more besides. More

3D printing company Stratasys invests in LPW Technology to advance metal powder solutions

Apr.5, 2017 - LPW Technology, the UK-based developer, manufacturer, and supplier of metal powders, has announced that it has received a significant strategic investment from 3D printing solutions company Stratasys Ltd. The investment will help LPW Technology to further develop its metal powder business. More

SIA Engineering and Stratasys partner to accelerate 3D printing for commercial aircraft parts

Apr.5, 2017 - Sia Engineering, stratasys, mou, additive manufacturing strategic partnership, 3D printing for commercial aircraft parts More

UK medical 3D printing company axial3D raises £500K in funding round

Apr.5, 2017 - axial3D, a 3D printed medical model specialist based in Belfast, UK, has raised over £500,000 ($624K) in seed funding to bring its medical 3D printing tech to new markets. Techstart NI, the largest single investor, pledged £100,000 in the round, and has now contributed £250,000 in total. More

Wohlers Report 2017: 3D printing industry grew 17.4% in 2016, now worth $6.063 billion

Apr.4, 2017 - Wohlers Associates Inc, the leading consultant firm in the 3D printing industry, has just released its 22nd annual report, the Wohlers Report 2017. According to the highly anticipated report, the additive manufacturing industry grew by 17.4% in 2016, and 97 manufacturers produced and sold 3D printing systems. More

3D printing news in brief: Nano Dimension files bioprinting patent, Airbus 3D prints cabin parts, more

Apr.3, 2017 - It's a new week and a new month in the 3D printing world, and we're already seeing significant developments in 3D bioprinting, aerospace additive manufacturing, and consumer-level 3D printing. An intriguing patent filed by PCB specialist Nano Dimension could be the day's hottest story. More

3D printing news ICYMI: PostProcess Technologies goes large, Sigma Labs invests in Morf3D, GE workers learn AM

Apr.1, 2017 - It might seem like we're cheating you with all these roundups, but there's simply a lot of 3D printing news this week. Here's a quartet of shorter 3D printing stories that came out on Thursday, March 30, with PostProcess Technologies, Sigma Labs, and PyroGenesis all in action. More

3D printing news ICYMI: HandyScan 3D certified by Airbus, 1st 3D printed swimming prosthetic, SLM partners with SAP, more

Mar.31, 2017 - Some more news that you might have missed, including ProtoLabs adding PolyJet to its range, an Airbus certification for HandyScan, worlds first swimming prosthetic, and more. More

3D printing metal powder maker Metalysis invests £10m in Materials Discovery Centre

Mar.31, 2017 - 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 More

IACMI, Local Motors, ORNL to partner on composites development and large-scale additive manufacturing

Mar.31, 2017 - The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation'IACMI-The Composites Institute, a national institute led by The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces a new project to develop materials including reinforcements with advanced composites using large-scale additive manufacturing. More

Xaar opens new 3D printing lab in Nottingham, UK

Mar.30, 2017 - Xaar, a UK manufacturer of industrial inkjet printheads based in Cambridge, recently opened a new laboratory in Nottingham, where it will explore 3D printing technologies and the potential to scale them up for industrial volume. More

Mubadala, Dubai Future Foundation, GE Additive to build UAE's first 3D printing microfactories

Mar.28, 2017 - Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the Dubai Future Foundation, and GE Additive have joined forces to establish the first 3D printing microfactories in the UAE. The trio plan to start with microfactories in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. More

Dubai DEWA teams with GE Additive to give 3D printing bigger role in future energy strategy

Mar.27, 2017 - Dubai's Electricity and Water Authority has signed an agreement with GE Additive that will see more investment in 3D printing technology, as part of their strategy for the future of energy in the UAE. The two will collaborate on research and development into ways that energy can be made more efficient, with the use of 3D technology. More

US-based Emerson opens new 3D printing plant in Singapore

Mar.27, 2017 - US-based additive manufacturing heavyweight Emerson has launched a new 3D printing plant in Clementi, Singapore. The state-of-the-art facility is Emerson's second worldwide development hub, and comes as part of Emerson's ongoing investment in the Asia-Pacific region, which has totalled over $80 million in the past five years. More

3D Systems launches new 3D printing materials, ProJet CJP 260Plus full color 3D printer and software updates

Mar.21, 2017 - 3D Systems has today announced a range of new 3D printing materials, software updates and a new full color 3D printer to accelerate additive manufacturing in the growing investment casting, jewelry and dental markets. More

Chinese 3D printing construction company WinSun & Saudi Arabia’s Al Mobty Contracting Co agree 10 billion RMB deal

Mar.21, 2017 - The king of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, has overseen a 10 billion RMB (1.5 billion USD) contract between Chinese 3D printed housing company WinSun and Saudi’s Al Mobty Contracting Co. More

HP unveils details on 3D printing Material Development Kit, 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab

Mar.20, 2017 - In breaking news from the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) conference today, HP officially unveiled their Materials Development Kit, showcased the 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab, and revealed several key material developments with BASF and Evonik. More

3D Systems launches its first scalable, super-fast 'Figure 4' 3D printing production platform

Mar.20, 2017 - 3D Systems today unveiled its Figure 4 additive manufacturing platform, based on the company's Figure 4 technology and NextDent materials. The Figure 4 production platform is scalable and modular, ranging from single-print engine machines to fully automated, high-volume production systems with 16 or more print engines. More

3D printing news ICYMI: Sciaky takes EBAM to Japan, Sigma Labs partners with Jaguar, more

Mar.18, 2017 - We're overflowing with 3D printing news this week'and it's only Thursday. In addition to Sciaky taking its EBAM 3D printing technology to Japan, several partnerships have been struck up, with Sigma Labs, Concept Laser, and Oxford Performance Materials all getting down to business. More

Shining 3D Digital Dentistry to set up US subsidiary, will show off 3D scanners & printers at IDS 2017

Mar.17, 2017 - Shining 3D is a leading Chinese 3D scanning and printing company, and their breakthroughs in the dental industry will soon be helping out patients in Europe and the USA. This year's International Dental Show in Cologne will be a chance for their work to be demonstrated, and for companies to get on board with 3D digitization and the potential it has to change dentistry and orthodontics. More

Stratasys & US Department of Veteran Affairs to launch 3D printing hospital network

Mar.16, 2017 - Stratasys unveiled today that it is teaming with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to launch one of the first collaborative 3D printing hospital networks in the nation. More

Formlabs introduces two new dental 3D printing resins and partnership With 3Shape

Mar.16, 2017 - Formlabs today announced two new dental 3D printing materials and upcoming biocompatible materials for 3D printed dentures. More

Materialise gets FDA approval for 3D printed pediatric surgical guides

Mar.16, 2017 - 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 More

Caterpillar Inc. and FIT AG partner to 3D print aluminum and titanium parts

Mar.15, 2017 - 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. More

Leading Canadian metals specialist Samuel, Son & Co. invests in metal 3D printing

Mar.13, 2017 - Canadian metals and industrial parts manufacturer Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd. has announced it will be increasing its stake in 3D printing technologies through the acquisition of Burloak Technologies, a Dundas, Ontario-based additive manufacturing solutions company. More

Stratasys releases Q4 and full year 2016 financial results, lowers 2017 outlook

Mar.10, 2017 - Stratasys has released its fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results, reporting $175.3 million in revenue for Q4. The 3D printing company says its 2017 revenue will be between $645 million and $680 million with non-GAAP earnings of 19 cents a share to 37 cents a share. More

Taiwan's Tongtai to commercialize hybrid 3D printing technology this year

Mar.9, 2017 - 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). More

NVBots spinout Digital Alloys raises $5M to launch multimaterial metal 3D printers

Mar.9, 2017 - Digital Alloys, a spinout from the NVLabs division of New Valence Robotics (NVBOTS), based in Burlington, MA, has announced a $5 million Series A financing led by Khosla Ventures. Digital Alloys 3D printers will be able to mix multiple metals in a solid part. More

GE announces major expansion of metal 3D printing company Concept Laser

Mar.9, 2017 - After acquiring a 75% stake in German metal 3D printing company Concept Laser, GE has announced its plans for a massive expansion. The expansion will include a bigger HQ, increasing Concept Laser's employee base, and investing more. More

International Women’s Day 2017: 42 most influential women in 3D printing

Mar.8, 2017 - From scientists, to company founders, to makers and engineers, to designers, women have played a crucial role in the proliferation of 3D printing in various industries. To recognize some of these inspiring women, we've compiled a (non exhaustive) list of influential women in the industry. More

Hahn-Schickard obtains Prodways 3D printing tech to make injection molds

Mar.7, 2017 - German microsystems engineering company Hahn-Schickard has integrated Prodways' ProMaker L5000 3D printer and new PLASTCure Rigid 10500 resin for new applications in plastic injection molding. More

Sigma Labs awarded new contract with Aerojet Rocketdyne for metal 3D printed part qualification

Mar.7, 2017 - Sigma Labs Inc. has received an additional contract from Aerojet Rocketdyne, a rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer. The new contract is a follow-on for a contract that was awarded to Sigma Labs last year to develop advanced quality control measures for 3D printing metal aerospace parts. More

Ultimaker files first patents, remains 'committed' to open source 3D printer development

Mar.2, 2017 - Netherlands-based 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has filed its first ever patents. The company says the patents are 'defensive,' to protect against patent infringement lawsuits, and that it remains '100% committed to [its] open source ethos.' More

3D Systems releases Q4 and full-year financial results, shares fall 9.9%

Mar.1, 2017 - 3D Systems shares fell as much as 12.5% on Tuesday, February 28, after the 3D printing company released its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results. Shares were down 9.9% on the day at close. More

Pizza 3D printing startup BeeHex brings in the dough: $1M, to be exact

Mar.1, 2017 - BeeHex, a food 3D printing startup once associated with NASA, has raised $1 million in funding to launch its new product, the Chef 3D pizza printer. The company is planning a soft launch, and will work with a handful of pilot customers throughout 2017. More

Type A Machines partners with BriteLab to accelerate Series 1 3D printer production

Feb.28, 2017 - Hoping to keep up with growing global demand for its award-winning Series 1 3D printer line, Type A Machines is entering a manufacturing contract with BriteLab. The facility offers all the benefits of being locally based, as well as a holistic product development experience that offers faster manufacturing than any offshore company. More

3D printing company Materialise reports total revenue increases of over 12% in 2016

Feb.27, 2017 - Materialise, one of the global leaders in 3D printing software and services, has released its fourth quarter 2016 and full year financial results. Overall, the numbers indicate positive growth for the Belgium-based 3D printing giant. More

Kickstarter backers of $179 Tiko 3D printer won't be getting refunds, says folding startup

Feb.24, 2017 - Tiko 3D, the company behind the Tiko Unibody 3D Printer, has wound down operations, despite raising almost $3 million from its debut Kickstarter campaign. Backers yet to receive a Tiko 3D printer, which users have described as faulty and inaccurate, will not receive a refund. More

Take a look inside 3D printing filament company ColorFabb’s new headquarters

Feb.23, 2017 - 3D printing filament company ColorFabb has just moved into a new state-of-the-art facility in Belfeld, The Netherlands. The move is a vast departure from ColorFabb's previous headquarters, which company representatives say is indicative of the company's ambitious future vision. More

Polymaker secures $5M in 2nd round funding, appoints Jeffrey L. Walters as VP of Business Development in Americas

Feb.23, 2017 - Polymaker announces a new round of VC funding and the appointment of Jeffrey L. Walters as VP of Business Development, Americas. More

Reports: Disney acquires 'world's first 3D printed toy' company MakieLab

Feb.22, 2017 - MakieLab, a UK-based company that had made custom 3D printed dolls since 2012, has reportedly been acquired by Disney. MakieLab has history with the US entertainment giant, having been part of the Disney Accelerator startup scheme in 2015. More

Oerlikon partners with TU Munich and Skoltech to advance industrialization of 3D printing

Feb.21, 2017 - Swiss industrial tech company Oerlikon has signed research partnerships with the Technical University of Munich (TU Munich) in Germany and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Russia to advance additive manufacturing technologies and surface solutions. More

Strata and Reliance partner to explore aerospace 3D printing in UAE and India

Feb.17, 2017 - Strata Manufacturing PJSC, an Abu Dhabi-based aero-structure manufacturing company, has partnered with Mumbai-based Reliance Defence Limited (RDL) to develop and collaborate on aerospace composite manufacturing capabilities, including 3D printing. More

Is MakerBot close to the brink? Stratasys-owned 3D printer company lays off 30% of workforce

Feb.16, 2017 - Stratasys-owned 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot has announced a 'restructuring plan' that will see 30% of its workforce laid off. The New York City-based 3D printer maker went through a downsizing of similar proportions in 2015. More

Swiss dental company Straumann seeks 3D printing partner

Feb.16, 2017 - Straumann, a dental solutions company based in Basel, Switzerland, has announced it is seeking an official 3D printing partner. The Straumann Group is one of the world's leading providers of dental implants, restorative products, and services. More

DMG MORI acquires 50.1% of shares in SLM 3D printing company REALIZER

Feb.16, 2017 - German machine tool manufacturing company DMG MORI has acquired 50.1% of shares in German additive manufacturing company REALIZER GmbH, strengthening the company's 3D printing technology offerings. More

Nano Dimension launching 3D bioprinting subsidiary dedicated to kidney disease solutions

Feb.13, 2017 - Nano Dimension has announced that it is preparing to launch a subsidiary focused primarily on 3D bioprinting. The company will be focusing primarily on 3D bioprinted human kidney structures as a potential treatment for end stage renal disease (ESRD), which causes kidney failure. More

HP cuts 500 jobs in Ireland, continues to prioritize 3D printing over old tech

Feb.9, 2017 - HP announced today that it would be closing a manufacturing plant in Ireland, leaving close to 500 people out of work. This is part of its new business strategy, as it attempts to cut costs and make more productive investments in newer technologies, such as 3D printing. More

Taiwanese retailer Aurora says its 3D printing business grew 23% in 2016

Feb.8, 2017 - Aurora, a Taiwanese office automation and furniture distribution company that has expanded into the 3D printing industry, reports that in 2016 its additive manufacturing business increased by 23% in both the Taiwanese and Chinese markets. Looking towards 2017, the company says it will continue to push forward its 3D printing enterprises. More

Oerlikon to open new industrial 3D printing R&D facility in Charlotte, NC

Feb.7, 2017 - Swiss company Oerlikon has announced it will be expanding its global additive manufacturing business with a new R&D and production facility for advanced 3D printed parts in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new facility will offer its clients integrated, end-to-end services for advanced 3D printing. More

Google, BMW, Lowe's invest $45M in 3D printer startup Desktop Metal

Feb.7, 2017 - Desktop Metal, a 3D printing startup based in Burlington, Massachusetts, has raised $45 million in a Series C investment round from investors including Google, BMW, and Lowe's. Desktop Metal will use the money to prepare for the launch of its first 3D printer later this year. More

Cypriot 3D printer company Ilios returns with new Photon 2 UV DLP 3D printer

Feb.3, 2017 - Just before the new year, Cyprus-based 3D printer developer Ilios closed its doors. In a surprising turn of events, founder Demetris Zavorotnitsienko has just announced he is determined to keep his company going, and will be releasing the new Ilios Photon 2 UV DLP 3D printer. More

EOS, GKN Powder Metallurgy form automotive 3D printing partnership

Feb.3, 2017 - GKN Powder Metallurgy has teamed up with additive manufacturing company EOS to produce 3D printed parts for the automotive sector and 'lead the way in business-to-business industrial 3D printing.' More

GE to explore high-performance thermoplastic 3D printing with Roboze One+400 3D printer

Feb.3, 2017 - GE Additive, General Electric's 3D printing-focused venture, recently increased its 3D printer arsenal at its Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York with the addition of a Roboze One+400 3D printer. The 3D printer will help GE to further its R&D of 3D printing technologies. More

Renishaw opens new North American headquarters and 3D printing Solutions Center in Illinois

Feb.1, 2017 - UK-based metal 3D printing company Renishaw has announced it will be moving its North American headquarters to a new office and warehouse facility in West Dundee, Illinois. According to the company, the change of headquarters to a larger, multipurpose facility signals the company's intentions to grow within the North American market. More

Polish SLS 3D printer manufacturer Sinterit receives €1.1M from FIT AG

Feb.1, 2017 - Polish 3D printer manufacturer Sinterit, maker of the Sinterit Lisa SLS 3D printer, has announced it has secured '1.1 million ($1.18 million) in funding via a rights issue. The funding came from Lupburg, Germany-based additive manufacturing company FIT AG. More

3D Systems acquires dental 3D printing materials company Vertex-Global Holding

Jan.31, 2017 - 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. More

French 3D printing startup Prismadd begins industrial production

Jan.30, 2017 - French 3D printing startup Prismadd is breaking into the big leagues as it kicks off production at its Montauban industrial 3D printing plant. The company, which signed a six million euro contract with Airbus, expects to ship its first 3D printed titanium structural parts by the end of March. More

3D printer company Mcor Technologies seeks investment for huge expansion as it triples its workforce

Jan.26, 2017 - The Irish 3D printer manufacturing company Mcor Technologies is hoping to expand by trebling its workforce. With plenty of investors already on board, and orders coming in from huge international companies, it hopes to raise a further 5 million euros to keep up with demand and grow by 50 percent each year. More

Audi takes additive manufacturing efforts up a gear with new EOS development partnership

Jan.25, 2017 - Car manufacturer Audi AG has started a development partnership with additive manufacturing specialist EOS that will see the latter providing additive systems and training to the former. Audi plans to 3D print tools, geometrically complex inserts for die casting molds, and more. More

Voodoo Manufacturing's 'new-age robotic factory' could be largest cluster of 3D printers ever

Jan.25, 2017 - Brooklyn-based startup Voodoo Manufacturing has just received $1.4 million to build the next generation of robotic factories. Its current setup consists of 160 3D printers, and the startup has plans to add 50 more. More

SD3D acquires 3D printing automation software company Printelize

Jan.25, 2017 - San Diego-based automations technology and 3D printing company SD3D has announced the acquisition of Polish software company Printelize. The acquisition price remains undisclosed. More

Galenfeha, Inc. announces intent to acquire Additive Manufacturing LLC for $14M

Jan.24, 2017 - 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. More

NAMIC helps Singapore businesses adopt 3D printing technologies

Jan.24, 2017 - Over the past year and a half, Singapore's National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster has reached out to roughly 400 companies, both local and international, to help them adopt and integrate 3D printing technologies into their business. More

3D printing company SLM Solutions announces immediate removal of CEO Markus Rechlin

Jan.24, 2017 - German 3D printing company SLM Solutions has removed Markus Rechlin from his position as CEO and management board member and appointed Uwe Boegershausen, the company's chief financial officer, as acting CEO. No reason has been given for Rechlin's dismissal. More

WorleyParsons to distribute Aurora Labs' metal 3D printers following non-binding agreement

Jan.20, 2017 - 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. More

MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom resigns, Nadav Goshen to replace him

Jan.18, 2017 - MakerBot, one of the leading manufacturers of desktop 3D printers, has just announced the resignation of CEO Jonathan Jaglom. Jaglom, who had been acting CEO since March 2015, will be succeeded by Nadav Goshen, MakerBot's current president. More

Robo 3D and Foxconn sign manufacturing agreement for Robo R2 3D printer

Jan.16, 2017 - San Diego-based 3D printer manufacturer Robo 3D has announced a manufacturing agreement with Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group. The agreement effectively establishes a manufacturing partnership through which Foxconn will produce Robo 3D's Robo R2 smart 3D printer. More

XYZprinting parent company Kinpo to increase manufacturing capacity for 3D printers

Jan.12, 2017 - Taiwanese IT manufacturing company New Kinpo Group, notable for its subsidiaries XYZprinting, Kinpo Electronics, and Cal-Comp Electronics, has just announced it will be expanding its 3D printer and vacuum cleaner manufacturing capacity in 2017. More

GE Additive Education Program accepting applications from schools for 3D printers

Jan.6, 2017 - GE announced today that they are now accepting applications from schools for the GE Additive Education Program (AEP). GE will invest $10 million over the next five years in two educational programs. More

CES 2017: Aleph Objects announces new LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder, software updates and partnerships

Jan.5, 2017 - Aleph Objects is making headlines at CES 2017 with announcements of a new LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder Tool Head, exciting software developments, and fresh partnerships More

GE Additive teams with GE Capital to sell, finance metal additive machines

Jan.5, 2017 - GE announced its GE Additive business will collaborate with GE Capital to sell and finance metal additive manufacturing machines. More

Fuji Xerox plans to expand 3D printing & cloud services to China in 2017

Jan.3, 2017 - Tokyo-based joint company Fuji Xerox has announced that it is setting its sights towards mainland China and plans to launch its 3D printing business and cloud services there in 2017. More

3D printer company Robo debuts on ASX, raises A$6M with IPO

Dec.22, 2016 - San Diego, California-based 3D printer manufacturer Robo is capping off an already successful year with a listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Listed as RBO, Robo managed to raise AUD$6 million with a successful public offer (the maximum subscription). More

3D printing company Sigma Labs receives DARPA OM Phase III award, $400K contract with Honeywell Aerospace

Dec.21, 2016 - Sigma Labs, the Santa Fe-based provider of quality assurance software PrintRite3D, has just won Phase III of the prestigious DARPA OM award, and secured a new contract with Honeywell Aerospace More

Farsoon to bring SLS 3D printing solutions to North America

Dec.21, 2016 - Chinese 3D printing company Farsoon Technologies has just announced that it will, as of now, be offering its direct-to-consumer metal additive manufacturing solutions to the North American market through its new branch, Farsoon Americas. More

3D printer company Prusa has over $1M in funding blocked, issues warning about PayPal

Dec.21, 2016 - Czech Republic-based 3D printer developer Prusa Printers published a warning to other small but quickly growing businesses after online payment company PayPal froze over $1 million in funding. More

HS HI-TECH and Z3DLAB launch joint venture to open $2.5M industrial 3D printing center in Korea

Dec.15, 2016 - French additive manufacturing and advanced materials company Z3DLAB recently announced a joint venture with Korean semi-conductor expert HS HI-TECH to launch an industrial digital additive manufacturing center in Korea. More

GE moves forward with takeover of 3D printing companies Arcam AB, Concept Laser

Dec.14, 2016 - GE, the multinational digital industrial company, has executed on its agreement to acquire a 75% stake in German 3D printing company Concept Laser, and will take full ownership over the next few years. GE has also purchased 76.15% of Swedish additive manufacturing company Arcam AB. More

Arconic to supply 3D printed nickel, titanium parts for Airbus airplanes

Dec.13, 2016 - Metal alloy developer Arconic, which is growing out of an Alcoa spin-off, has entered into two agreements to supply Airbus 3D printed metal parts for the airplane maker’s commercial aircraft. More

Airbus wins German Federal Ecodesign Award for 3D printed Bionic Partition

Dec.13, 2016 - Airbus APWorks GmbH, a subsidiary of German aerospace giant Airbus, recently announced that it has won the Federal Ecodesign Award for its Bionic Partition design concept. The Bionic Partition was additively manufactured by APWorks using its innovative Scalmalloy material. More

Roboze heads North, partners with Swedish 3D printer reseller

Dec.6, 2016 - Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze recently announced a new partnership with 3D printing supplier 3D-Center. The partnership consists of a distribution agreement through which 3D-Center will resell Roboze's 3D printers in the Nordics, Baltics, and Poland. More

ICYMI: Stratasys advances 3D printing in healthcare, 3D scanned scrotum, more

Dec.3, 2016 - At the end of what has been a very busy week for the 3D printing world, here are some more notable stories for you to catch up on: from Stratasys advancing its medical 3D printing, to a 3D scanned scrotum sculpture, to a 3D scanning education contest and more. More

Oerlikon acquires German metal 3D printing company citim

Nov.30, 2016 - Global tech company Oerlikon has announced the acquisition of citim, a German additive manufacturing specialist, as it aims to expand its 3D printing capabilities in Europe and the USA. A specialist in small-series production of metal 3D printed products, citim also makes functional prototypes. More

Shares in metal 3D printer manufacturer Aurora Labs soar amid talk of major business deal

Nov.30, 2016 - Shares in Aurora Labs, an Australian manufacturer of metal 3D printers, rose dramatically earlier today after the company announced negotiations with a major engineering company. After rising to an intraday peak of 5.39 AUD, shares closed at 3.52, marking a 0.54 (18.12%) increase. More

GE investing $10 million to subsidize 3D printers for educational institutions

Nov.23, 2016 - GE Additive recently announced it would be investing $10 million over the course of the next five years into two educational programs geared towards developing 3D printing technologies and towards training future talent within the field. More

Farsoon announces partnership with LSS, debuts new 403P SLS 3D printer

Nov.21, 2016 - As announced at formnext 2016, Chinese company Farsoon Technologies has partnered with German laser sintering company LSS. In addition to the new partnership, Farsoon has unveiled its new 403P series plastic laser sintering system. More

Zhuhai CTC plans to move 500 units a year of its Riverbase 500 3D printer

Nov.18, 2016 - Zhuhai CTC Electronic, China's leading 3D printer manufacturer, has announced that it plans to produce an annual output of 500 industrial 3D printers. The announcement was made at China's intelligent equipment exhibition, where CTC was exhibiting its industrial Riverbase 500 3D printer. More

SAP, Stratasys opening 3D printing co-innovation labs for Distributed Manufacturing initiative

Nov.18, 2016 - 3D printing giant Stratasys and SAP, a German multinational software corporation, are together establishing a global network of 3D printing co-innovation labs for promoting the use of additive manufacturing on the production line. More

Stratasys partners with Siemens to advance AM integration, unveils new Fortus 900mc 3D printer

Nov.16, 2016 - Stratasys has announced a formal partnership with Siemens. The collaboration seeks to integrate Stratasys' AM solutions with Siemens' Digital Factory solutions with the goal of fully integrating 3D printing into traditional manufacturing. Stratasys has also unveiled a new Fortus 900mc 3D printer. More

3D printed electronics leader Nano Dimension posts Q3 financial results, has $14m in assets

Nov.9, 2016 - Nano Dimension, the Israel-based 3D printer manufacturer and printed electronics specialist, has posted its financial results for the third quarter of 2016. The company ended the quarter with $14,243,000 in cash and cash equivalents, with total quarterly expenses of $1,727,000. More

Microsoft awarded patent for full-color 3D printing with mixed CMYKW materials

Nov.8, 2016 - Microsoft is dreaming about the next generation of multi-color 3D printers, and has just patented a new 3D printing technique that creates mixtures of 3D printable materials with CMYKW colors, allowing it to 3D print objects in any and full-color. More raises $2M for robot-operated 3D printing farm concept

Nov.8, 2016 - is streamlining the entire 3D printing farm concept with a versatile robot arm that can automatically operate a dozen or more 3D printers, laser cutters and other modern workshop tools, and has just raised 2 million dollars in seed money. More

Aether to support Stanford 3D bioprinting efforts to make animal testing a thing of the past

Nov.4, 2016 - Aether has just entered a 3D bioprinting collaboration with researchers from Stanford University and will provide Aether 1 beta 3D printers to validate medical testing models and make animal testing a thing of the past. More

Foxconn to integrate 3D printing into R&D through CTC Electronic collaboration

Nov.3, 2016 - Despite previously referring to 3D printing as just a gimmick, electronics giant Foxconn has entered talks with Chinese 3D printing manufacturer Zhuhai CTC Electronic to incorporate 3D printing into their R&D processes. More

Siemens partners with UAE organizations to bolster 3D printing and professional training

Nov.2, 2016 - Siemens had expanded its global partnerships with two new agreements with major UAE organizations: the Mubadala Development Company and the Ministry of Education. The two MoUs, are geared specifically towards advancing and promoting 3D printing and education. More

Metal 3D printing company Atlantic Precision Inc. bought by Precision Castparts Corp.

Oct.28, 2016 - Florida-based metal 3D printing company Atlantic Precision Inc. has been bought by Precision Castparts Corp., an Oregon-based diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. Previous owner Generation Growth Capital Inc. bought Atlantic Precision just two years ago. More

After SLM bid fails, GE buys Germany's Concept Laser for €599m, raises bid for Arcam

Oct.27, 2016 - Just days after GE's takeover plans for SLM Solutions failed, the company has agreed to buy German metal 3D printing specialist Concept Laser for 599 million dollars, while increasing their offer for Arcam. More

GE, Local Motors to open first Fuse 'collaborative' microfactory in Chicago

Oct.27, 2016 - GE and Local Motors have announced Fuse, a new business model for manufacturing that combines open innovation with small batch manufacturing techniques like 3D printing. Fuse operations will take place in new micro-factories, the first of which will open in Chicago this December. More

GE refused to raise its price for metal 3D printing pioneer SLM after activist Elliott intervenes

Oct.24, 2016 - GE's tender offer deadline for the takeover of metal 3D printing pioneer SLM Solutions will be reached today, but GE is unwilling to extend the deadline or increase their offer after opposition from the second biggest shareholder. More

Dubai Future Foundation partners with Autodesk to set up $100m 3D printing fund

Oct.24, 2016 - In an effort to make the Dubai 3D printing strategy a complete regional success, the Dubai Future Foundation has now teamed up with Autodesk to spark regional 3D printing innovation through a 100 million dollar investment fund. More

GE builds 3D printing factory in Prague, to 3D print engine parts for next-gen Cessna Denali

Oct.21, 2016 - GE and the Czech government just announced plans to build a new 3D printing factory near Prague, which will act as GE Aviation's first aircraft engine HQ and will be used to 3D print engine parts for the next-gen Cessna Denali. More

'Grow your own bone' 3D printing company EpiBone raises $560k from Plum Alley Investments

Oct.21, 2016 - Plum Alley Investments, a private membership that supports promising women entrepreneurs and gender-diverse teams, has announced the closing of a $560k syndicate in EpiBone, a 3D printing startup using stem cells to grow new bone.' More

Siemens to offer end-to-end additive manufacturing solution starting January 2017

Oct.21, 2016 - Global technology company Siemens has unveiled a new end-to-end additive manufacturing software package, covering design through simulation and production. The solution, offered by the company's product lifecycle management (PLM) arm, will begin rolling out in January 2017. More

Elliott says to reject GE offer for metal 3D printing giant SLM Solutions

Oct.21, 2016 - GE's attempt to take over metal 3D printing giants SLM and Arcam has encountered some obstacles, with SLM shareholders opposing the deal while the Arcam tendering process needed to be extended after insufficient interest. More

Retail giant Aurora and China Medical set up medical 3D printing joint venture

Oct.18, 2016 - Taiwanese partners Aurora and China Medical University Hospital have just moved into the medical 3D printing market as Changyang Biomedical International, with 3D printed dentures, surgical models and orthodontics first on the agenda. More

Schuler introduces 3D printed hot stamping dies for more efficient cooling

Oct.17, 2016 - Schuler, the German-based company specializing in hydraulic press technology, has announced it will be integrating 3D orienting and 3D printing into its hot stamping process. The new technologies are expected to improve the process and help to boost material properties through the creation of 'conformal cooling channels in dies'. More

HP Inc to cut 4000 jobs and refocus on 3D printing

Oct.14, 2016 - Home computers, laptops and inkjet printers are strugggling. So HP Inc will streamline its workforce and focus its efforts on 3D printing and scanning. More

Up to half of all plastic parts on HP's Jet Fusion 3D printers are 3D printed with same tech

Oct.13, 2016 - HP's 3D printing division has just revealed that up to half of all plastic parts on their Jet Fusion 3D printer have been manufactured using that same technology, and are actually cheaper because of it. More

Twice as many 3D printers shipped over 2016, Gartner predicts

Oct.13, 2016 - A new Gartner report concludes that the 3D printing market has extensively grown over 2016, and that more than twice as many 3D printers will be shipped this year than in 2015. More

Dutch companies unite in RAMLAB to facilitate 3D printing progress, eyeing welding 3D printer

Oct.10, 2016 - Two dozen Dutch companies that could benefit from 3D printing, including Fokker and Heerema, have joined forces in the Rotterdam-based RAMLAB with the purpose of sharing hardware, knowledge and networks and facilitating cross-sectoral innovations. More

FDA approves 70% porous 3D printed titanium spinal implants from K2M

Oct.6, 2016 - K2M, a medical device company headquartered in Leesburg, Virginia, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand its CASCADIA Lateral Interbody System. The system uses titanium 3D printed parts, and provides less invasive access to the spine. More

ExOne Innovent 3D printer now printing with sub-10-micron industrial grade metal & ceramic powders

Oct.6, 2016 - ExOne, a 3D printing company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is introducing modifications to its Innovent 3D printer that will enable the machine to process metal and ceramic powders at less than 10 microns. A modification package is available for existing Innovent users. More

Organovo begins development of 3D bioprinted human liver for direct transplant

Oct.5, 2016 - 3D bioprinting company Organovo has just announced that it will be developing 3D printed human liver tissue that can be directly transplanted into patients. If successful, the transplantable liver tissue could be a game changer for the medical field, as it could be the first 'robust alternative' to a liver transplant. More

Polar 3D heating up: 100k 3D prints on Polar Cloud, $2m financing round, new staff

Oct.4, 2016 - Polar 3D, the Cincinnati-based educational 3D printing specialist, has announced that its Polar Cloud 3D printing platform has reached 100,000 print jobs. The company has also closed a $2 million financing round and added new staff to its executive team. More

3D printing news roundup: Sintavia acquires Concept Laser 3D printer, Materialise expands Magics 3D Print Suite

Oct.1, 2016 - During the final week of September, metal 3D printing specialist Sintavia acquired a Concept Laser 3D printer, Materialise added products to its Magics 3D Print Suite, and ASTM International introduced a new standard for 3D printed stainless steel alloys. Here are the stories you might have missed. More

Metal 3D printing company BeAM aiming to become industry leader

Sep.29, 2016 - Founded in 2012, BeAM has become a promising force within the field of metal 3D printing. The young company, which in 2015 generated a turnaround of 1.25 million euros, is expecting to increase its sales to 7 million euros in 2016, and promises to increase its profit in the future. More

Stratasys 3D printers moving Schneider Electric closer to 'Factory of the Future' vision

Sep.28, 2016 - Schneider Electric, a French company specializing in electricity distribution, automation management, and energy management, has incorporated Stratasys 3D printing equipment into its manufacturing processes. The company believes it can now meet its short- and long-term efficiency goals. More

HP Labs turns 50: HP reveals 30-year plan, promises 3D printers will not have DRM

Sep.28, 2016 - HP Labs, the central research organization for printing giant HP, turned 50 this week. At a special anniversary event, several HP figures revealed the company's plans for 3D printing, including DRM-free materials development for the Jet Fusion 3D printer, IoT connectivity, and more. More

Dubai set to build world's first 3D printed laboratory for 3D printing and drone research

Sep.28, 2016 - The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that it has awarded Convrgnt Value Engineering with the contract to design and construct the UAE's first building fully 3D printed onsite, which will also be the first ever 3D printed laboratory. More

L'Oreal and Poietis attack baldness with plans for 3D bioprinting of implantable hair follicles

Sep.28, 2016 - French beauty giant L'Oreal has just unveiled a new partnership with tissue bioprinting expert Poietis with the purpose of exploring 3D printing options for implantable hair follicles, the small organs that produce hairs. More

SHS announces investment partnership with 3D printed medical device company EIT

Sep.22, 2016 - German 3D printed orthopedic device manufacturer Emerging Implant Technologies (EIT) has just announced that it has received a significant investment from German private equity company SHS mbH. More

New Zealand's CReATE group is developing new bioprinting techniques and biomaterials

Sep.21, 2016 - The Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering Group (CReaTE), a multidisciplinary research team at New Zealand's University of Otago, is using 3D printing to develop new bioprinting techniques and biomaterials in order to repair damaged tissues following trauma or disease. More

Carbon Fiber 3D printer maker MarkForged sees 147% increase in sales over first half of 2016

Sep.21, 2016 - MarkForged, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based 3D printer manufacturer known for its innovative continuous fiber filament (CFF) technology, has been experiencing a productive year, with significant growth in its business and a large expansion of its distributors. More

3D Systems fabricates 3D printed medical devices for new 'Jaw in a Day' surgical planning package

Sep.21, 2016 - 3D Systems has launched Jaw in a Day, the latest addition to its Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP) product line. The process enables surgeons to create patient-specific 3D printed surgical guides, models, and instruments for jaw and dental reconstruction surgery. More

French startup XtreeE is developing direct 3D printing for construction processes

Sep.21, 2016 - French startup XtreeE has, since its founding in 2015, focused on the integration of digital technologies into architectural and construction practices through consulting, manufacturing, and new technologies. They are hoping to create France's first 3D printed house. More

Linde Gases unveils ADDvance O2, an oxygen measuring system to control gases in 3D print chambers

Sep.20, 2016 - Industrial gas supplier Linde Gases has just launched its latest product geared towards advancing AM: the ADDvance O2. According to the company, the new technology is the first-of-its-kind measuring unit designed to monitor and maintain oxygen (O2) and humidity levels within print chambers. More

Facebook acquires 3D printed modular consumer electronics startup Nascent Objects

Sep.20, 2016 - In a surprise move Facebook has just acquired Nascent Objects, a developer of a modular consumer electronics platform that recycles and reuses core components such as sensors and batteries in new 3D printed forms. More

Cooler Master teams with 3DNA to bring custom 3D printed parts to PC hardware

Sep.19, 2016 - 3D design and printing studio 3DNA recently collaborated with popular computer hardware manufacturer Cooler Master UK to bring a new level of customization and personalization to their products. More

New 3D printing alliance could see Taiwan acquire larger share of global AM market

Sep.19, 2016 - Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has announced a 3D printing alliance between several local development groups, including the Additive Manufacturing Association of Taiwan, the Taiwan Mold & Die Industry Association, and the Chinese Industrial Designers Association. More

Norsk Titanium secures investment from Applied Ventures

Sep.19, 2016 - Norsk Titanium, a Norwegian supplier of 3D printed titanium components, has announced investment from Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, a California-based chip and advanced display specialist. Terms of investment were not released. More

French 3D printer startup Dagoma raises €3M for international expansion

Sep.19, 2016 - French 3D printer startup Dagoma has announced that it has received an astounding 3 million euros in funding from lead investor Olivier Leclerq. With the new investment, the company will seek to expand its products, business, and services across France and abroad. More

3D printing news roundup: 3D printed scoliosis brace brought to White House, XYZprinting announces $290 da Vinci Mini

Sep.17, 2016 - In our second 3D printing roundup of a very busy week, here are some bite-sized updates from Materialise, UNYQ, XYZprinting, APWorks, and more. More

Aether ships $9K 3D bioprinter to world's top universities for large-scale bioprinting research collaboration

Sep.15, 2016 - Aether, a San Francisco-based 3D bioprinting startup, has formed research collaboration agreements with some of the world's top universities so they can carry out 3D bioprinting research on the Aether 1 Bioprinter. The research will span many scientific and computational fields. More

3D printing startup Carbon raises $81M from GE, BMW and Nikon for international expansion

Sep.15, 2016 - Carbon, formerly Carbon 3D, Inc., the company responsible for the well-received M1 3D printer and its proprietary CLIP technology, has just announced that it has received $81 million in funding from new strategic investors which include GE Ventures, BMW, Nikon, and JSR. More

BigRep acquires NOWlab to increase 3D printing consultation capacity

Sep.15, 2016 - German large-volume 3D printing pioneers BigRep have acquired the Berlin-based interdisciplinary design studio NOWlab, and will be incorporating their disruptive material and application expertise into their growing consultation services. More

PSA Peugeot Citroën signs 3D printing deal aimed at cutting production costs

Sep.15, 2016 - French car giant PSA, of Citroen, Peugeot and DS cars, just signed a letter of intent with Divergent 3D to bring their revolutionary 3D printing manufacturing platform to the entirety of PSA's car production system. More

3D printing news roundup: Zortrax announces $1.9M profit, Autodesk's big plans for the Future, Stratasys introduces kit for 3D printing fixtures

Sep.14, 2016 - In addition to our regular coverage of all things 3D printed, we've got a roundup to keep you up-to-date on the latest recorded profits, company appointments, sales, and releases. More

European Investment Bank pumps €15 million into Dutch 3d printer company Ultimaker

Sep.14, 2016 - The European Investment Bank has just provided Dutch 3D printing pioneer Ultimaker with a 15 million euro loan, intended to facilitate research and to allow the company to prepare for a major investment round that is scheduled for mid-2017. More

voestalpine opens R&D center for metal 3D printing in Düsseldorf

Sep.14, 2016 - The voestalpine Group, a multinational speciality steel producer based in Austria, has just announced an exciting expansion of its services and products through the opening of a new research and development center for metal 3D printing. The new center is located in Düsseldorf, Germany. More

3D Systems announces new strategy to shift 3D printing from prototype to production

Sep.12, 2016 - 3D Systems is today unveiling a new strategy, new solutions, new partnerships, and an updated management team in order to help its additive manufacturing customers transition from prototyping to production. The strategy will be detailed by President and CEO Vyomesh Joshi at IMTS 2016. More

3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC files patent infringement lawsuit against Formlabs

Sep.12, 2016 - EnvisionTEC, a global 3D printer manufacturer with headquarters in Detroit, Michigan; and Gladbeck, Germany, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Massachusetts-based Formlabs. EnvisionTEC CEO Al Siblani has offered a statement on the action. More

Local Motors & Mouser Electronics to put a drone on new 3D printed self-driving car

Sep.9, 2016 - Local Motors, the company that is driving innovation forward in the field of 3D printed vehicles, is looking to take its Strati 3D printed car to the next level with the help of Mouser Electronics Inc. and engineer Grant Imahara. The team will be building an autonomous version of the car with a drone mounted on it. More

Organovo launches second 3D bioprinted tissue service, the ExVive Human Kidney, premarket shares go up 7%

Sep.7, 2016 - 3D bioprinting company Organovo has just announced that it has launched its latest bioprinted product, ExVive Human Kidney, which it will also begin commercial contracting for. In the wake of the announcement, the company has seen an impressive increase of 7% in premarket shares. More

Altran invests in Divergent, the maker of 'Blade' the 3D printed supercar

Sep.7, 2016 - French consulting and R&D firm Altran has just announced a new investment partnership with innovative auto manufacturer Divergent, the makers of the revolutionary 'Blade' 3D printed supercar. More

GE plans to invest $1.4B to acquire additive manufacturing companies Arcam and SLM

Sep.6, 2016 - GE (NYSE:GE), the world's leading digital industrial company, today announced plans to acquire two suppliers of additive manufacturing equipment, Arcam AB and SLM Solutions Group AG for $1.4 billion. Both companies will report into David Joyce, President & CEO of GE Aviation. Joyce will lead the growth of these businesses in the additive manufacturing equipment and services industry. More

Samsung and MakerBot team up to bring 3D printers to classrooms across Europe

Sep.5, 2016 - In an effort to help curb youth unemployment in Europe and to introduce younger generations to digital technologies, Samsung Electronics Europe has teamed up with 3D printer company MakerBot to equip a number of educations institutions (including schools, colleges, and museums) with 3D printers. More

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer Concept Laser said to be exploring sale options

Aug.31, 2016 - German 3D printer manufacturer Concept Laser GmbH is rumoured to be exploring sale options with a number of buyers. If a deal for Concept Laser's sale is made, it could reportedly fetch more than 600 million euros. More

UTA engineer granted $100K for development of 3D printable bioinks for tissue and organ implants

Aug.30, 2016 - University of Texas Arlington's Kyungsuk Yum has received a $100,000 National Science Foundation grant for the development of 3D printable bioinks that have been reinforced with carbon nanotubes to ensure structure rigidity. More

3D printing news you might have missed this week - August 27, 2016

Aug.27, 2016 - As summer draws to a close, here are nine 3D printing stories you might have missed this week, including updates from Mouser Electronics' ISS Design Challenge, ZVerse's partnership with Konica Minolta Dealers, and more Pok'mon Go creations. More

ORNL and Boeing to receive Guinness World Records title for largest solid 3D printed item

Aug.26, 2016 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Boeing are expected to receive the Guinness World Records title for largest solid 3D printed item, according to a media advisory. Their 3D printed tool, used to manufacture the Boeing 777X jet, will be officially measured on Monday, August 29. More

PADT secures America Makes grant to develop 3D printed lattice test model for aerospace partners

Aug.26, 2016 - Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies, together with several aerospace partners, has been awarded an America Makes grant for the development of a simulation model that can accurately predict the behavior of 3D printed lattice structures. More

Lowe's Home Improvement 3D service expands 3D metal printing options with ExOne collaboration

Aug.25, 2016 - Bespoke Designs, the 3D printing service in Lowe's Chelsea store in New York City, has just expanded their range of 3D services through a collaboration with metal 3D printing giant ExOne. More

Nano Dimension supplies first DragonFly 2020 PCB 3D printer to Israeli defense company, posts Q2 financial results

Aug.25, 2016 - Nano Dimension, a developer of 3D printed electronics systems and advanced additive manufacturing tech, has shipped the first ever DragonFly 2020 PCB 3D printer to a leading Israeli defense company. The 3D printing company has also posted its financial results for the second quarter of 2016. More

Shining 3D to form Chinese 3D printing ecosystem, aims to become 3D bioprinting leader

Aug.24, 2016 - Shining 3D, a Chinese 3D printing company, is aiming to become a leader in the field of 3D bioprinting while simultaneously building China's 3D printing ecosystem. The company owns a 50% stake in Regenovo Biotech, the company behind the Regenovo 3D bioprinter. More

Report says Northeast Ohio could become Silicon Valley of 3D printing

Aug.23, 2016 - Researchers from Northeast Ohio are arguing that this region has all the necessary elements to become the Silicon Valley of 3D printing in the near future, and compiled a roadmap that will help realize this ambitious goal. More

Australian 3D printing company 333D to debut on ASX this Thursday

Aug.23, 2016 - Australian 3D printing company 333D is scheduled to be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) as of this Thursday, August 25th and expectations are high. The 3D printing company has signed an exclusive deal with the AFL to manufacture 3D printed merchandise. More

AdvaMed, Johnson & Johnson, Materialise comment on FDA guidance for 3D printed medical devices

Aug.23, 2016 - The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), Johnson & Johnson, and 3D printing specialist Materialise have all offered suggestions to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its draft guidance for 3D printed medical devices. The deadline for comments was August 8. More

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad seeks $15M in 3D printing, IoT, 5G research funding

Aug.21, 2016 - According to director UB Desai, the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) is looking to secure up to $15 million in research funding over the next two years as'it seeks to contribute to the fields of 3D printing, 5G broadband, internet of thing (IoT), and clean energy storage. More

gCreate expands Brooklyn 3D printer manufacturing to more than triple previous space

Aug.18, 2016 - Brooklyn-based 3D printer manufacturer gCreate, maker of the gMax series of 3D printers, has relocated its headquarters to premises three times larger than its previous Industry City space. The company had been at Industry City since 2014. More

Go on a tour of secretive 3D printing labs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Aug.18, 2016 - While normally closed to the public eye, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory just shared a behind-the-scenes look at three of their 3D printing labs. A perfect opportunity for taking a closer look at the latest tech innovations coming out of the LLNL labs. More

Boston-based 3D printing startup NVBOTS announces Series A financing, hires new CEO

Aug.18, 2016 - Boston-based 3D printing startup New Valence Robotics (NVBOTS) has announced Series A financing, led by Woodman Asset Management, that will serve to increase sales of its NVPro 3D printers. Duncan McCallum has become the company's new CEO, with founder AJ Perez becoming Chairman. More

Voxel8 is giving away free 3D printed electronics samples with embedded resistor and LED

Aug.18, 2016 - Voxel8, the hotly tipped 3D printer manufacturer founded by Harvard professor Jennifer A. Lewis, is giving away free 3D printed electronics samples made using its Developer's Kit 3D printer. Each sample contains an embedded resistor and LED printed in Voxel8's Standard Silver Ink. More

Perth 3D printing firm Aurora Labs debuts on ASX after raising $2.8 million

Aug.18, 2016 - Australian metal 3D printing startup Aurora Labs isn't even ready for production, but were already hugely successful during their stock market debut, raising $2.8 million AUD with their initial offering on the ASX. More

Demand for laser 3D printing grows as Concept Laser reports 88 percent sales increase

Aug.17, 2016 - German metal 3D printing specialists Concept Laser have just revealed that the first half of 2016 was hugely successful, with an 88 percent increase in sales that reflects a growing demand for laser 3D printing. More

Ultimaker launches Pioneer Program to bring 3D printing into K-12 and higher education

Aug.16, 2016 - Ultimaker has announced the official launch of the Ultimaker Pioneer Program, an online resource-sharing initiative which encourages educators in North America to share useful 3D printing content in order to advance the widespread adoption of 3D printing technologies in K-12 and higher education. More

Carbon announces two new service bureau partners - expanding access to super fast CLIP 3D printing technology

Aug.16, 2016 - Carbon today announced the addition of two 3D printing service bureaus and contract manufacturers to its customer portfolio. Dinsmore Inc. and Midwest Prototyping now offer their customers access to Carbon's M1 printer and Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology. More

Who is behind the explosive growth of the 3D printing market? A closer look at industry giants

Aug.16, 2016 - The 3D printing market is growing explosively, largely thanks to skyrocketing demand from professional clients. But who is benefitting from this expanding 3D printing revolution? A closer look at the biggest names in 3D printing. More

SLM Solutions' fantastic 2016 sales figures reflect growing demand for metal 3D printing

Aug.12, 2016 - 2016 is looking to become a huge success year for German metal 3D printing specialists SLM solutions, as their figures for the first six months were excellent with sales increasing by 85 percent. More

Electroloom, maker of the 'first 3D fabric printer', closes its doors

Aug.12, 2016 - Electroloom, the startup that developed the world's first 3D fabric printer, has announced it will be closing its doors. After experiencing a promising start over 2014 and 2015 Electroloom faced a number of financial issues which ultimately proved insurmountable. More

Materialise to build Europe's largest and most modern 3D printing factory near Wroclaw in Poland

Aug.11, 2016 - Belgian 3D printing specialists Materialise are about to start construction on Europe's largest and most modern 3D printing factory, which will be built in in the Polish village of Bielany Wroclawskie and will allow them to cope with projects of a much larger scale. More

voxeljet moves into Mexican automotive market through deal with OEM specialist ART

Aug.9, 2016 - German large-format 3D printing specialist voxeljet AG is already a world leader in its field, but is now expanding their empire into Mexico as well thanks to a deal with Latin American OEM specialist ART. More

Stratasys and 3D Systems shift attention to mass production 3D printing as growth stagnation continues over 2Q

Aug.4, 2016 - 3D printing giants Stratasys and 3D Systems have been struggling for more than a year now, and seem to be shifting their focus towards mass production 3D printing as their growth stagnation continues over the second quarter of 2016. More

3D printing giant Stratasys posts Q2 financial results, reports better-than-expected EPS of $0.12

Aug.4, 2016 - Stratasys, the 3D printing services and equipment company, today posted its financial results for the second quarter of 2016. The company reported Q2 EPS of $0.12, $.06 above the analyst estimate of $0.06. Revenue for Q2 came in at $172.1 million. More

Stratasys expands 3D printing solutions in Greater China through investments into TPM3D

Aug.4, 2016 - Stratasys Shanghai, a subsidiary of 3D printing solutions company Stratasys Ltd. recently announced that it will be expanding its 3D printing solutions and services within the Greater China region through investments into its local joint ventures company TPM3D. More

Formlabs raises $35 million in series B funding, reveals collaboration with Autodesk

Aug.4, 2016 - Resin 3D printing pioneers Formlabs have just revealed that they have raised $35 million in a very successful series B funding round, while they will also be collaborating with Autodesk with an eye on joint marketing and software integration. More

$503K grant helps Pitt researchers study how 3D printing alloys solidify after melting

Aug.4, 2016 - A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh has received a $503,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the solidification processes of aluminum alloys, such as those used in additive manufacturing. The study will utilize a one-of-a-kind transmission electron microscope. More

Carnegie Mellon U aims to unlock industrial 3D printing potential with new consortium that includes GE, Alcoa and United States Steel

Aug.3, 2016 - Carnegie Mellon University's NextManufacturing Center has just announced a new consortium that brings together major companies, nonprofit institutes and the US government to work together to fully unlock the potential of industrial 3D printing. More

Siemens acquires 85% stake in British 3D printing firm Materials Solutions

Aug.2, 2016 - Siemens has acquired a majority (85%) stake in Materials Solutions Ltd., a UK-based selective laser melting (SLM) specialist and leader in additive manufacturing processing and production. The remaining 15% will be held by company founder Carl Brancher. More

3MF Consortium adds two specification extensions to industry-backed 3D printing format

Aug.2, 2016 - The 3MF Consortium, a group of industry professionals working to define the new '3MF' 3D printing format, has today released two specification extensions to its 3MF Core Specification 1.1. The 3MF Production Extension and 3MF Slice Extension are available to download immediately. More

UK's small firms are reluctant to adopt advanced tech like 3D printing & robotics

Aug.2, 2016 - A report published by French multinational insurance firm AXA shows that many small businesses and firms within the United Kingdom are still quite skeptical and reluctant about new technologies like 3D printing, robotics, smart homes, and driverless cars. More

3DPrinterOS teams up PrintLab to create 3D printing labs in 19 countries

Aug.1, 2016 - 3DPrinterOS, the world's first operating system for 3D printers, is releasing its all-in-one University Infinity Program in collaboration with PrintLab, a global distributor of 3D printing products. The Program will be available to universities in 19 countries around the world. More

3D printing helps $5 million Indian jewelry startup Melorra keep overheads low

Jul.28, 2016 - Indian online jewelry startup Melorra, which raised $5 million in a successful seed round earlier this year, is using 3D printing to carry out individual orders in a cost-efficient manner. 60% of Melorra designs are now available for under Rs 30,000 ($450). More

4WEB Medical receives FDA clearance for 3D printed Lateral Spine Truss System

Jul.28, 2016 - Texas-based medical implant company 4WEB Medical has just announced it has received 510K clearance from the FDA for its most recent 3D printed spinal implant device: the Lateral Spine Truss System. More

3D printing service Shapeways hacked, users urged to change passwords

Jul.27, 2016 - Popular 3D printing service and marketplace Shapeways is instructing all of its users to reset their account passwords in the face of a possible data breach. The warning was issued on Tuesday July 26th, 2016. More

Stratasys, 3D Systems downgraded by Piper Jaffray as 3D printing demand continues to decline

Jul.27, 2016 - Financial research firm Piper Jaffray has downgraded Stratasys from 'Overweight' to 'Neutral' following a reduction in demand for the 3D printing giant's products. The firm also lowered the rating of 3D Systems from 'Neutral' to 'Underweight.' More

America Makes announces 3D printing Project Call Awardees, releases $5.5M in funding

Jul.26, 2016 - Ohio-based America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has just announced the seven awardees of its latest Project Call for additive manufacturing advancement programs. More

Dubai launches Future Accelerators program to help solve 7 key future challenges

Jul.25, 2016 - The Emirate of Dubai has unveiled the Dubai Future Accelerators, a huge innovation program that will support and develop numerous high-tech solutions for seven key sectors in society and will heavily involve 3D printing. More

Sonaca & Fives Michelin partner to manufacture 3D printed titanium parts for aerospace sector

Jul.25, 2016 - Belgian aerospace company Sonaca has recently announced a partnership with France based Fives-Michelin Additive Solutions (FMAS) to develop and produce 3D printed titanium parts for the aerospace industry. More

Ernst & Young study reveals Germany as world leader in 3D printing usage

Jul.22, 2016 - It shouldn't come as a surprise that 3D printing is being used more and more around the globe in a wide range of industries. What might surprise some is that manufacturing powerhouse Germany leads the way with 37 percent of its companies already using the technology. More

Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Synthes offering 3D printed 'TruMatch' titanium facial and skull implants

Jul.21, 2016 - DePuy Synthes, a Johnson & Johnson company specializing in medical devices, has announced an agreement with 3D printing giant Materialise to introduce a new range of TruMatch titanium 3D printed implants for facial and skull disorders. The patient-specific implants will be modeled on CT scans. More

Buy one, get one half off with Zortax's hot mid-summer sale

Jul.21, 2016 - Polish 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax is getting into the summer spirit with its latest hot sale. For the next three days (July 20-22) clients will be able to benefit from a buy one, get one half price sale for Zortrax's 3D printers, for cartridges, or for the Zortrax Accessory Pack, which includes a nozzle, hot end, platform, wires, and side covers. More

Materialise announces opening of new DLP 3D Printing Centre of Excellence in Malaysia

Jul.20, 2016 - Materialise has announced today the opening of a new 3D Printing Centre of Excellence in Malaysia. The facility aims to become a competence center for DLP 3D printing technologies. More

Russian Tomsk Polytechnic University to launch 3D printing master's program next fall

Jul.15, 2016 - The Tomsk Polytechnic University is working hard to become a key hub in Russia's aerospace and medical 3D printing efforts, and in that light they will launch a special 3D printing master's program next fall. More

BMW Group to expand 3D printing for series components with planar 3D printing

Jul.13, 2016 - German automaker BMW Group has been a pioneer for the adoption of AM technologies within the auto industry. Now it has announced it will continue to expand the uses of AM within its series part production processes. In line with the expansion, BMW will pursue the integration of HP's Multi-Jet Fusion technology in their manufacturing. More

Arcam subsidiary AP&C investing $31M to build 3D printing metal powder plant for Montreal area

Jul.12, 2016 - Additive manufacturing equipment company Arcam AB has announced that its powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C will be investing in a new factory in the Greater Montreal area. According to a press release, the companies have secured $31 million in funding for the project, which is expected to create 106 jobs. More

Class-action lawsuit against MakerBot for misleading customers is dismissed by court

Jul.12, 2016 - The class-action lawsuit that was brought against MakerBot about a year ago has been dismissed by a Minnesota court, as the judges felt the evidence wasn't strong enough to suggest that customers were knowingly misled during the release of the faulty 5th generation Replicator 3D printer. More

SAP and APWorks to accelerate on-demand industrial 3D printing for aerospace industry

Jul.12, 2016 - Software solutions corporation SAP SE has announced it has signed a co-innovation agreement with APWorks, a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space GmbH. As part of the agreement, both companies will work together to accelerate and promote the adoption and standardization of industrial 3D printing within the aerospace and defense sectors. More

UC Rusal teams with Sauer to develop aluminium 3D printing technology

Jul.11, 2016 - As part of a new collaboration Russian aluminum expert UC Rusal will be working with German machine developer Sauer GmbH to pioneer new 3D printable aluminum powders and 3D printing solutions. More

Norsk Titanium receives additional $4 million to fund RPD 3D printing facility in Plattsburgh, NY

Jul.11, 2016 - Norsk Titanium AS has gained significant attention for its most recent endeavour: the creation of a factory for 3D printed aerospace parts in Plattsburgh, New York. In addition to previous investment funding, the project has received a recent $4 million which will fund the facility's first 20 MERKE IV RPD 3D printers. More

Swansea University, American Process developing 3D printed tissue cartilage for facial reconstruction

Jul.7, 2016 - American Process Inc., a renewable materials specialist based in Atlanta, Georgia, has entered into a Joint Development Agreement with Swansea University Medical School, Wales, UK, to develop 3D printed tissue cartilage, made from human cells and nanocellulose, for use in facial reconstruction. More

Alcoa opens 3D printing metal powder plant in Pittsburgh

Jul.6, 2016 - Alcoa, a leader in lightweight metals technology, has opened a state-of-the-art 3D printing metal powder production facility at the Alcoa Technology Center near Pittsburgh, PA. The facility will be used to produce titanium, nickel, and aluminum 3D printing powders for the aerospace industry. More

3D printed drug pioneer Aprecia secures $30M to develop more fast-melt pills

Jul.6, 2016 - Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, the developer of the first ever FDA-approved 3D printed prescription drug Spritam, has just announced that they have entered into a $30m debt financing agreement with Hercules Capital that will enable the development of more 3D printed drugs. More

GE Ventures and Saudi Aramco invest in metal 3D printing startup Desktop Metal

Jul.5, 2016 - Lexington, Massachusetts-based metal 3D printing startup Desktop Metal recently announced that it secured investments from venture capital firm GE Ventures and oil and gas company Saudi Aramco. The company, founded in August 2015, has so far raised an impressive $52 million in investment funding. More

Nano Dimension has completed its 'Switch' software package for 3D printed PCBs

Jul.5, 2016 - Israeli printed electronics company Nano Dimension Ltd. has just announced that it has completed the development of the initial version of its 'Switch' software package, which will be integrated into the DragonFly 2020 3D printer. The software will help users to edit and convert PCB files into 3D printable files. More

Norsk Titanium secures $25 million in funding to expand aerospace 3D printing technologies

Jun.30, 2016 - Norsk Titanium AS, one of the world's leaders in additively manufactured structural titanium parts for the aerospace industry has just announced that it has secured $25 million in funding in its last Q2 2016 funding round. The successful funding round will help to expand and further advance Norsk Titanium's innovative technologies. More

Swiss Re insurance company developing claims program for 3D printing

Jun.29, 2016 - Reinsurance and insurance experts at Swiss Re are working with clients to better develop intelligent and appropriate 3D printing insurance solutions. More

Under Armour embraces 3D printing and scanning with new innovation center

Jun.29, 2016 - Sports equipment giant Under Armour has noticed some of its gear has been made the same way for a century now. Its state-of-the-art manufacturing center the UA Lighthouse embraces 3D print, design and scanning technologies to lead manufacturing going forward. More

AREVO announces $7M series A funding round led by Khosla Ventures

Jun.27, 2016 - AREVO, the first company addressing 3D printing of composite materials for production applications, announced a $7M Series A funding round led by Khosla Ventures. Coincident with the investment, Vijit Sabnis from Khosla Ventures will join the AREVO Board of Directors. More

Covestro opens new 3D printing lab to develop wide material range for all 3D printing techniques

Jun.27, 2016 - German polymer specialists Covestro have just revealed that they have opened a new 3D printing lab in Leverkusen with an eye on the development of a wide and diverse range of 3D printable materials for all conventional 3D printing techniques. More

GE Hitachi to lead $2 million 3D printing nuclear tech research project for DOE

Jun.23, 2016 - GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to take the reigns on a new $2 million additive manufacturing research project. The project in question will consist of 3D printing replacement part prototypes for nuclear power plants and subjecting the samples to a number of tests. More

3DPrinterOS to expand global presence of 3D printing platform through Microsoft Azure collaboration

Jun.22, 2016 - 3DPrinterOS, developer of the world's premier cloud-based 3D printing operation system, has just revealed that they will be collaborating with Microsoft Azure to greatly expand their global presence. More

Zortrax patents self-levelling technology actively used in their successful M200 3D printer

Jun.22, 2016 - The desktop 3D printer market is seeing an ever increasing number of patents being filed for any number of innovations. Polish based 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax is entering the patent game by securing claim to their self-levelling bed technology. More

HP to invest €60 million a year into Sant Cugat 3D printing R&D center in Spain

Jun.21, 2016 - HP, which recently unveiled its innovative Jet Fusion 3D printing systems, has just announced that it will be expanding its International Centre in Sant Cugat, Barcelona, which specializes in the development of large format printing and 3D printing technologies. More

Rolls-Royce looks to the future with fully customizable 3D printed Vision next 100 concept car

Jun.20, 2016 - As part of BMW's centenary celebrations, luxurious car manufacturers Rolls Royce looked to their future with a concept for the fully customizable, 3D printed and autonomous Vision next 100. More

Vader Systems raises further $750k for highly anticipated Mk 1 MagnetoJet metal 3D printer

Jun.20, 2016 - MagnetoJet 3D printing pioneer Vader Systems has just raised a further $750,000 in a new angel fundraising round, and is expected to release its extremely efficient Mk 1 metal 3D printer in mid-2017. More

3D printer maker 3D Systems hires ex-Kodak executive John McMullen as new CFO

Jun.16, 2016 - 3D printer-maker 3D Systems said Wednesday that John N. McMullen will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, pulling him from the same position at Eastman Kodak Co. The move is effective July 1, 2016.' More

Autodesk looks to future with new developer offerings & investments to Fuel Forge Cloud Platform

Jun.15, 2016 - Autodesk has announced updates to its cloud-based Forge platform, including a dedicated 3D Print API, as well as Autodesk Forge Fund investments in three companies: 3D Robotics, MakeTime, and Seebo. The announcement was made at Forge DevCon, Autodesk's inaugural event for cloud developers. More

3D printing technologies stand out at Drupa 2016, the world's largest printing exhibition

Jun.15, 2016 - Every 4 years, Messe D'sseldorf, a German trade fair organizer, hosts drupa, the world's largest printing equipment exhibition. Typically, the focus of the exhibition has remained on 2D paper printing, but this year a surprising number of exhibitors, including some of the largest companies, were toting 3D printing technologies. More

Airbus APWorks, Altair announce additive manufacturing partnership following 3D printed motorcycle project

Jun.15, 2016 - Altair Engineering, a Michigan-based product design and software company, has entered a nonexclusive additive manufacturing partnership with Airbus APWorks, a subsidiary of the Airbus Group. The deal will see the two companies offering joint AM solutions to customers across various industries. More

3D Printing: viewing disruption through the right lenses

Jun.14, 2016 - Your company may be looking at how you can leverage 3D printing. But are you viewing this disruptive technology through all the lenses you should be? The true disruption of additive manufacturing won't be in individual products or spare parts. Instead, it will be in business models and markets. More

By 2020 41% of enterprise revenue will come from digital business, says Gartner

Jun.14, 2016 - In a recent report published by American research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. it seems that business executives expect that by 2020 41% of enterprise revenue will come from digital business'reportedly double what it was in 2015. More

Renishaw opens new 3D printing solutions center in Pune, India

Jun.14, 2016 - Renishaw has just announced it will be opening a new metal Additive Manufacturing Solutions Centre in Pune, India. The centre, which will seek to provide an environment in which businesses can increase their knowledge of 3D printing technologies and see the benefits of integrating AM into their processes, will officially open on June 15, 2016. More

Organovo and UCSF partner to create 3D bioprinted tissues for skeletal disease research

Jun.13, 2016 - 3D biotech company Organovo has recently announced a collaboration with UCSF in an effort to develop advanced 3D bioprinted tissues to be used for skeletal disease research. The promising partnership is being largely funded by the Methuselah Foundation, as part of its ongoing University 3D Bioprinter Program. More

3D Systems releases first ever VR training for TAPP Inguinal Hernia Repair

Jun.13, 2016 - 3D printing giant 3D Systems has announced the release of the world's first virtual reality training module for Laparoscopic Transabdominal Preperitoneal (TAPP) Inguinal Hernia Repair. The module is currently available for two kinds of 3D Systems simulator, the LAP Mentor and RobotiX Mentor. More

From playing to a career: 14-year-old Taiwanese student becomes 3D printing consultant & nozzle designer

Jun.11, 2016 - The 14-year-old Taiwanese student Cai Fu Ming is challenging career conventions by becoming a successful maker, 3D printing consultant and nozzle designer even though he's still in high school. More

Airbus extends Dassault Systèmes collaboration to use 3DEXPERIENCE 3D printing platform

Jun.9, 2016 - Aviation giants Airbus Group have just announced that they will be extending their collaboration with Dassault Systèmes to continue to use their 3DEXPERIENCE 3D printing platform to develop new 3D printed aircraft components. More

Feetz partners with retailer DSW to bring custom fit 3D printed footwear to the masses

Jun.8, 2016 - Feetz, a 'digital cobbler' making sustainable 3D printed shoes, has announced a strategic partnership with DSW Inc., a leading footwear retailer. The two companies plan to take advantage of Feetz' 3D printing expertise and DSW's retail experience to deliver 3D printed footwear to the masses. More

Study finds 77% of businesses seek to increase 3D printing spending by 2017

Jun.8, 2016 - In general, the growth of 3D printing technologies is becoming increasingly apparent. Fortunately, a number of market research firms have been able to put this growth into numbers through different surveys. Most recently, an annual report published by 3D printing service Sculpteo' has given some insight into the current state of 3D printing. More

3D Systems' COO Mark Wright and CMO Cathy Lewis both resign

Jun.7, 2016 - 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) disclosed in a filling on Tuesday morning, that two senior executives - Chief Operating Officer Mark Wright and Chief Merchandising Officer Cathy Lewis - have resigned. More

3D printing news you might have missed this week - June 3, 2016

Jun.3, 2016 - UrbanAlps wins award for 3D printed security key; Fuel3D launches 3D foot scanning tech; Global Market Insights values 3D scanning market at $6 billion by 2022. At the end of a particularly busy week in the 3D printing world, here are seven extra stories you might have missed. More

Metamason raises $3M in seed funding to fuel regulatory and clinicals for world's first 3D printed CPAP masks

Jun.3, 2016 - 3D printing startup Metamason today announced that it has closed a $3 million Series Seed financing round, led by 3P Equity Partners, a manufacturing-focused private equity firm located in San Jose, CA; and Tsing Capital, known as China's foremost cleantech venture capital firm. More

France invests €10.5 million for FAIR industrial 3D Printing initiative

Jun.3, 2016 - FAIR is a French Additive Manufacturing R&D initiative launched by Poly-Shape and Air Liquide. Over the next four years, it will receive '35 million in funding, including €10.5 million in 2016. More

Dressler Group sets up new 3D printable powder production plant to meet industry demands

Jun.3, 2016 - Plastic powder specialists The Dressler Group has set up a new 3D printable powder production plant equipped with new pulverization machinery to increase powder yields and meet a growing industry demand. More

3D printing news you might have missed this week - June 2, 2016

Jun.2, 2016 - EOS North America opens a new additive manufacturing facility in Texas, Zinnov teams up with Authentise, and Artec 3D releases its latest 3D scanning software package. All the 3D printing stories you might have missed this week. More

Stratasys CEO David Reis announced retirement, Ilan Levin to replace him

Jun.2, 2016 - Stratasys recently announced the retirement of David Reis as CEO. Reis, who operated as CEO of the Israel and Minneapolis based company for 7 years, oversaw a period of significant growth for the 3D printing company, as well as led the merger of Stratasys and Objet in 2012, which placed his company at the fore of 3D printing technologies. More

CollPlant awarded $1.4M grant for collagen-based bioinks for 3D printed organ development

Jun.2, 2016 - CollPlant, the Israeli pioneer of plant-based collagen, has just been awarded a $1.4 million USD research grant for the development of 3D bioprinted organs and tissues based on their biocompatible rhCollagen. More

UK university to offer Additive Manufacturing postgrad course this September

May.31, 2016 - Anglia Ruskin has become the first university in the UK to offer a dedicated Additive Manufacturing postgraduate course. The MSc, available to graduates from a range of STEM backgrounds, is being supported by a grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). More

3D design pioneer Janne Kyttanen launches new design tech venture capital firm

May.31, 2016 - Finnish designer and pioneer of 3D printing design, Janne Kyttanen, has announced that he will be leaving the 3D printing industry to launch WTFVC, a new venture capital firm that will effectively conceive of and launch new design tech startups. More

Hexcel invests in OPM to advance carbon-fiber reinforced 3D printed parts

May.31, 2016 - Stamford, Connecticut-based materials company Hexcel has recently announced that it has made a significant and strategic investment into Oxford Performance Materials (OPM). The investment marks a new partnership between Hexcel and OPM, a leader in advanced materials and additive manufacturing. More

Tinkerine Studios loses $311,223 in fiscal Q1 2016

May.30, 2016 - Desktop 3D printer manufacturer Tinkerine Studios has today released its financial results for the fiscal period ending March 31, 2016. More

GE Oil & Gas opens new additive manufacturing line at plant in Talamona, Italy

May.27, 2016 - General Electric has opened a new additive manufacturing line, which will use laser technology to 3D print end burners for gas turbine combustion chambers, at the GE Oil & Gas plant in Talamona, Italy. An automated nozzle production line has also been opened. More

Take a look inside China's largest 3D printing innovation center

May.26, 2016 - Chinese 3D printing company SHINING 3D opens its new headquarters in the Zhejiang 3D Industrial Zone in Hangzhou, China. The big opening ceremony, which took place yesterday (May 25, 2016), revealed what is expected to be China's largest existing 3D printing innovation center. More

Stratasys Appoints IBM Veteran, Tim Bohling as Chief Marketing Officer

May.26, 2016 - Industrial 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys today named IBM veteran Tim Bohling as its Chief Marketing Officer. Bohling joins the company's leadership team and will lead Stratasys worldwide marketing strategies. More

Materialise and Microsoft partner to launch cloud-based 3D printing solution

May.26, 2016 - 3D printing company Materialise NV has just announced a partnership with Microsoft Corp. through which users of Microsoft's 3D printing platform will directly gain access to i.materialise's cloud-based platform. The collaboration will allow makers using applications such as 3D Builder to order 3D prints of their models directly through the app.' More

Zortrax's latest promo offers 5 spools of free filament with the purchase of the M200 3D printer

May.26, 2016 - In celebration of having reached an impressive 100k fans on Facebook, Polish 3D printer company Zortrax has launched a hard to beat promotion through its online store. The promo, which will go on until May 31st, offers customers the chance to buy the Zortrax M200 3D Printer and receive 5 spools of 3d printing filament and worldwide shipping for free. More

Norsk Titanium announces $10M investment from Harbert European Growth Capital Fund

May.26, 2016 - Norwegian metal 3D printing pioneer Norsk Titanium AS today announced it has closed a $10 million growth debt facility with Harbert European Growth Capital Fund I (HEGCF) as part of the company's current aerospace production financing round. More

Arkema and HP reveal material development collaboration for Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer

May.25, 2016 - HP has just revealed that they will be working together with Arkema through their Open Platform to develop new 3D printable materials for their groundbreaking Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer. More

Stratasys sets up first MakerBot Innovation Center in Asia Pacific

May.25, 2016 - Stratasys has just set up the very first MakerBot Innovation Center in the Asia Pacific region, which is attached to PolyU in Hong Kong and will provide students with all the knowledge and skillsets they need to prepare for future careers. More

Gartner names top five 'Cool Vendors in 3D printing 2016'

May.24, 2016 - Research and advisory firm Gartner has been key in the predictions of the 3D printing industry market, often publishing reports that lay out expectations of growth and impact. Recently, the firm also released its 'Cool Vendors in 3D Printing 2016' list, which draws attention to five companies which are paving the way for the future of 3D printing. More

Zucchetti takes majority share in Italian 3D printing specialist FABtotum

May.24, 2016 - Italian 3D printing specialist FABtotum has just received a huge boost through an agreement with Italian software giants Zucchetti, which will become majority shareholder and is aiming to greatly expand the company's reach in the 3D printing market. More

Arcam unveils two new industrial 3D printers, plans to build powder plant in Montreal

May.20, 2016 - Arcam, the Swedish pioneers Electron Beam Melting 3D printing platforms, have just revealed their new industrial Q10plus and Q20plus 3D printers and announced plans to open up a new metal powder plant in Montreal to help them cope with growing demand. More

Prodways forms 'Les Créations', new 3D printing division for luxury, design, art, architecture sectors

May.19, 2016 - Prodways Group, an international 3D printing company, has today launched 'Les Créations', its new luxury, design, art, and architecture division. Les Cr'ations will 3D print prototypes, molds, unique parts, and both series and pre-series parts, with an emphasis on a 'Made in France' label. More

Student Amos Dudley hired by Formlabs after amazing 3D printed braces success

May.19, 2016 - New Jersey Amos Dudley, who took the internet by storm with his very successful and impressive custom 3D printed braces project, has been offered a job at Formlabs after impressing them with his DIY ingenuity. More

Additive Industries reopens MetalFAB1 3D printer Beta program for automotive parts developer GKN

May.19, 2016 - Dutch metal 3D printing pioneer Additive Industries has just revealed that they are re-opening their MetalFAB1 3D printer's Beta program for the opportunity to work with automotive parts developer GKN Powder Metallurgy. More

HP Inc. shifts focus to 3D printing, CEO Dion Weisler reveals

May.18, 2016 - HP Inc.'s CEO Dion Weisler has revealed that 3D printing has become one of the company's key priorities, and argued that their new HP Jet Fusion 3D printer has the power to further industrialize additive manufacturing. More

Nike partners with HP to make 3D printed footwear

May.18, 2016 - Following up on yesterday's unveiling of the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printer, Nike has just revealed that they will be using HP's revolutionary 3D printing platform to develop more revolutionary footwear options. More

Siemens partners with HP to elevate 3D printing from prototyping to full production

May.18, 2016 - Siemens, the global electronics and industrial conglomerate, has just announced an important partnership with HP Inc., which just yesterday unveiled its Jet Fusion 3D Printer. Together, the companies will work towards transforming additive manufacturing from a prototyping technology to a viable option for full production utilization. More

McFarlane Aviation wants to get 3D printing off the ground for entire aerospace industry

May.16, 2016 - McFarlane Aviation, a Kansas-based manufacturer of replacement aircraft parts, is looking to open a new additive manufacturing facility. By working closely with the FAA, McFarlane hopes to force the approval of certain 3D printed aircraft parts'a feat that would affect the entire industry. More

Nia Technologies receives $1.5M CAD to develop '3D PrintAbility' 3D printed prosthesis project

May.11, 2016 - Nia Technologies, a Canadian nonprofit established by cbm Canada to provide '3D PrintAbility' orthopedic solutions in developing countries, has been awarded over $1.5M CAD ($1.16M USD) by Grand Challenges Canada,, Autodesk Foundation, and Stronger Philanthropy. More

Peachy Printer owner embezzles 50% of Kickstarter funds to build himself a house

May.11, 2016 - Peachy Printer, the world's first $100 3D printer, has announced that nearly 50% of its $650,000 Kickstarter funds were stolen by the company's financial manager and used to build a house in Canada. More

Stratasys to increase Australian market presence through new Fuji Xerox partnership

May.11, 2016 - 3D printing pioneers Stratasys have just announced a new partnership with Fuji Xerox Australia, through which they hope to increase the availability and adoption rates of their 3D printing solutions in the Australian market. More

GuardLab ships first batch of 3D printed mouthguards protected by VerifyMe anti-counterfeit tech

May.10, 2016 - VerifyMe, a provider of embedded anti-counterfeit technology, today announced the'first'shipment of VerifyMe-protected, 3D printed mouthguards from GuardLab, with whom VerifyMe formed a partnership back'in March.'The shipment consisted of approximately 1,600 digitally authenticated products. More

HP launches Tech Ventures VC to invest in 3D printing, virtual reality and Internet of Things

May.10, 2016 - HP Inc. has launched HP Tech Ventures, a venture capital arm that will invest in early-stage tech startups in the areas of 3D printing, augmented reality, artificial intelligence robots, and the Internet of Things. More

Under Armour receives A' Design Award for 3D printed 'Architech' training shoe

May.7, 2016 - Sportwear company Under Armour has received the A' Design Award in the Footwear, Shoes and Boots category for its 3D printed Architech training shoe. The shoe was released in a limited batch of 96 pairs, selling out in 19 minutes. More

ORNL and Boeing perform first successful autoclave testing of 100% 3D printed tools

May.6, 2016 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory has successfully 3D printed and tested four thermoplastic molds in Boeing's industrial autoclave, which was designed for curing aerospace-grade parts. Additive manufacturing reduced the lead time from 14 weeks to 5 hours. More

Audi revs up 3D printing initiative with purchase of SLM 280 HL 3D printer by SLM Solutions

May.6, 2016 - German car manufacturer Audi has purchased an all-in-one SLM 280HL 3D printer from SLM Solutions after an 'extensive exchange of information' at SLM's Lübeck HQ. The printer will be used to create aluminum parts at Audi's Department for Technical Development in Gießen. More

Local Motors buys two BAAM 3D printers; set to open 100 automotive microfactories within 10 years

May.6, 2016 - Local Motors has purchased two BAAM large-format 3D printers, which will be the centerpieces of its 3D printed car factory set-up. More

Materialise CEO calls for evidence-based approach to medical 3D printing

May.5, 2016 - 3D printing software and solutions provider Materialise is calling on industry stakeholders to establish a unified, evidence-based approach to measuring the clinical, economical and patient benefits of medical 3D printing. More

3D Systems revenue declines in Q1 financial report, shares down 6%

May.5, 2016 - 3D Systems revenue has dropped 5.1% in the first quarter of 2016. CEO Vyomesh Joshi has outlined the company's strategy to focus on industrial and healthcare 3D printing solutions, as well as software and materials development. More

Formlabs acquires 3D printing marketplace Pinshape in recent deal

May.3, 2016 - 3D printer company Formlabs, known for its advanced SLA desktop 3D printers, has recently acquired 3D printing community and online marketplace Pinshape. The deal marks Formlabs' first acquistion. More

Graphene 3D Lab's latest quarterly report shows revenue increase of 354%

May.2, 2016 - New York based 3D printing materials manufacturer Graphene 3D Lab, Inc. has recently released its quarterly report which shows an increase in revenue of 354% from the period ending on February 29, 2016 from their previous quarter. The company's increase in revenue this last quarter demonstrates the rising applicability of 3D printing technologies. More

Dubai Holding launches International Centre for 3D Printing as part of Dubai 3D Printing Strategy

May.2, 2016 - Dubai Holding, a global investment holding company, has launched an 'International Centre for 3D Printing' at Dubai Industrial City. The project follows the directives of the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, a citywide initiative to make Dubai an international destination for 3D printing by 2030. More

MakerGear CEO talks 3D printing with President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Apr.28, 2016 - Rick Pollack, founder and CEO of 3D printer manufacturer MakerGear, has met with US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss additive manufacturing. Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor organized the meeting at Hannover Messe, a trade fair for industrial technology. More

Canon's full 3D printer catalogue now available in EMEA

Apr.28, 2016 - Global imaging solutions provider Canon has just revealed that they will expand their reach as 3D Systems' 3D printer resellers and service providers to the complete Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market. More

Carbon appoints Former DuPont Chair and CEO, Ellen J. Kullman to Board of Directors

Apr.27, 2016 - 3D printing company Carbon recently announced that it has appointed a new board member to its Board of Directors. The newest member, Ellen J. Kullman, former Chair and CEO of American conglomerate DuPont, is expected to bring new innovation to the company, especially in the areas of market and supply chain development. More

Stratasys, Jacobs Institute to create Center of Excellence for medical 3D printing

Apr.27, 2016 - 3D printing giant Stratasys has announced a partnership with the New York-based Jacobs Institute that will see the two organizations create a new Center of Excellence in Buffalo, New York. The facility will be used to develop 3D printing techniques for medical applications. More

voxeljet launches operation of the largest industrial 3D printing system, the VX4000 3D printer in U.S.

Apr.26, 2016 - German 3D printer company voxeljet, which specializes in the development of industrial additive manufacturing systems, has recently expanded its presence in North America by launching operations of the largest 3D printing system, the VX4000 3D printer. More

3D printing startup Desktop Metal raises fresh $33.76M in equity funding

Apr.26, 2016 - Desktop Metal, a 3D printing startup based in Lexington, Massachusetts, has raised $33.76 million in equity funding, taking its total investment to more than $47 million in the space of a year. The company plans to create a desktop 3D printer capable of printing with metals. More

Siemens, Local Motors partner for large scale 3D printed car development

Apr.26, 2016 - 3D printed car pioneers Local Motors have just announced a partnership with Siemens for the use of their product lifecycle management software technology, which will be made available to LM Labs throughout the world. More

Makerbot stops making its own 3D printers, will outsource manufacturing to Jabil

Apr.26, 2016 - After years of promoting a Made in America philosophy from R&D to manufacturing, Makerbot has announced that it will be shifting production of their 3D printers to factories in China with the help of production partner Jabil. More

New 3D Systems CEO Vyomesh Joshi could make $23.3 million in three years

Apr.25, 2016 - 3D Systems' new CEO Vyomesh Joshi has been given a compensation package that could be worth as much as $23.3 million over three years, though it is partly dependent on how stable the company performs on the stock market. More

PayPal blocks Gizmo 3D Printer's Indiegogo funding, delays production indefinitely

Apr.21, 2016 - Gizmo 3D Printers, which recently completed a successful crowdfunding campaign for its innovative top-down DLP 3D printer, has issued a statement announcing that its timeline would be delayed because of an unexpected blocking of funds by PayPal. More

Mixed Dimensions, creator of 3D model fixing software MakePrintable, secures $4.3M funding

Apr.19, 2016 - Silicon Valley 3D printing startup Mixed Dimensions, creator of cloud-based 3D model fixing software MakePrintable, has raised $4.3 million in a Series A round led by Alsop Louie Partners and Dolby Family Ventures. The company is in the process of refocusing its services toward the gaming market. More

Shell uses 3D printing in Stones deep-water oil and gas project in Gulf of Mexico

Apr.19, 2016 - Oil and gas multinational Shell has just revealed that they have relied on 3D printed prototypes to develop the Stones oil and gas station in the US Gulf of Mexico, the world's deepest deep-water station. More

Caterpillar opens '3D Printing & Innovation Accelerator' at Illinois HQ

Apr.19, 2016 - Global construction firm Caterpillar Inc. has opened a suite of three new innovation spaces at its Global Research & Development Center in Mossville, Illinois. The suite will help to 'fuel the future, driving even greater collaboration, innovation and acceleration' within the company. More

Nano Dimension files patent for simultaneous sintering and curing of two types of ink for 3D printed electronics

Apr.18, 2016 - Nano Dimension, Ltd., a leader in inkjet and nanoparticle printing, has announced that it has a filed a patent application for the simultaneous curing and sintering of two types of ink, conductive metal ink and insulator ink, which could be used in the additive manufacturing of electronic circuits. More

3D printing company Polar 3D acquires STEAMtrax online curriculum from 3D Systems

Apr.12, 2016 - Polar 3D, an Ohio-based 3D printing company which focuses exclusively on delivering 3D printing technology to educational institutions, has acquired Steam-based online curriculum STEAMtrax from 3D Systems. Financial details of the acquisition have not been disclosed. More

MakerBot announces expansion of 3D printing community Thingiverse through new Developer Program

Apr.12, 2016 - MakerBot has recently announced the expansion of Thingiverse's APIs with its new Developer Program, which is inviting makers and developers to further shape the future of the 3D printing community by adding new services and functions to Thing pages. More

Konica Minolta Australia expands 3D printing business to meet exploding demand

Apr.12, 2016 - In response to an explosive demand for 3D printing services and technology, the Australian branch of global imaging and 3D printer technology reseller Konica Minolta has announced an extensive expansion of all services relevant for their 3D printing business. More

GE opens additive manufacturing facility in Pittsburgh, creates 50 new jobs

Apr.6, 2016 - GE has opened a new additive manufacturing facility near Pittsburgh, PA. The Center for Additive Technology Advancement (CATA) will create 50 new jobs, and will offer both training and development in 3D design and applications. GE will invest $39M in the facility over a 3 year period. More

Additive Industries gives boost to MetalFAB1 3D printer by adopting 3DSIM's 3D printing workflow tools

Apr.6, 2016 - Additive Industries has just announced a partnership with 3DSIM to integrate their exaSIM and FLEX tools into the Additive World Platform that supports their MetalFAB1 3D printer, to optimize workflow. More

MakerBot reaches milestone with 100,000 3D printers sold worldwide

Apr.5, 2016 - Desktop 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot today announced that it has sold more than 100,000 3D printers worldwide. MakerBot is also the first company in the 3D printing industry to reach this milestone. More

3D Systems appoints Vyomesh 'VJ' Joshi as new president and CEO

Apr.4, 2016 - 3D printing giant 3D Systems has appointed former Hewlett-Packard executive vice president Vyomesh 'VJ' Joshi as its new president and CEO. Joshi succeeds Andy Johnson, who took temporary charge of the company following the departure of long-term president and CEO Avi Reichental in October 2015. More

Canon Europe expands 3D Systems' 3D printer distribution and support services to Austria

Apr.4, 2016 - Over the last year or so, Canon Europe has started acting as a distributor and service provider for 3D Systems' 3D printers, and will now expand those services to Austria as well. More

Denmark invests US$400K to develop 3D printing construction as sustainable solution

Apr.1, 2016 - Through its Green Conversion Fund, Denmark's Business Authority has invested roughly $400,000 to increase research and development of 3D printing buildings as a more sustainable alternative to existing construction methods. More

Versarien PLC and E3D Online start graphene 3D printing trials

Mar.31, 2016 - British materials specialist Versarien PLC and hotend developer E3D Online have just announced a collaboration to explore practical applications of 3D printed graphene, and have just started 3D printing trials. More

Mcor brings full color 3D printing to 3MF Consortium

Mar.30, 2016 - 3D printer manufacturer Mcor has announced its entry to the 3MF Consortium. Mcor Orange software will now support the 3MF 3D printing file format and allow full color digital data to be exported to the Mcor ARKe for full-color 3D printing. More

Concept Laser sees highest sales growth in 2015 with 161 3D printers sold

Mar.30, 2016 - German manufacturer of industrial laser 3D printers, Concept Laser, recently announced that in 2015, it achieved its highest level of sales and highest number of new orders ever in its history. More

3D printing marketplace Pinshape to shut down on Thursday Mar. 31

Mar.29, 2016 - 3D printing marketplace Pinshape has announced that it will close on March 31, 2016. The website reportedly suffered from the slowing 3D printing market and failed to find suitable investors over a 4-month period. The company is still looking to transfer its platform to a new location. More

3D Hubs offering 25% discount on all 3D prints for students

Mar.29, 2016 - To help students continue to design and innovate using 3D printing technologies, without breaking the bank, worldwide 3D printing network, 3D Hubs, has launched their new 'Student Program' which will give students 25% off on all 3D prints. More

Solidoodle closes its doors for good

Mar.29, 2016 - Once the leading manufacturer of American-made, affordable and reliable desktop 3D printers, Solidoodle has announced that has run out of cash and is suspending operations for good. More

Nano Dimension files patent for 3D printed shielded conductors in PCBs

Mar.28, 2016 - Nano Dimension Ltd. announced today that its Nano Dimension Technologies subsidiary has filed a patent for 3D printing shielded conductors within a printed circuit board (PCB). The 3D printing technology could help prevent electric power loss in PCBs. More

HP Inc. embraces open platform model with Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer

Mar.23, 2016 - By emphasizing the open platform of its upcoming Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer, HP is moving definitively away from its highly criticized 'cheap printer/pricey ink' business model, while also opening up the possibility for new and innovative 3D printing materials to enter the market. More

Brazilian startup Urban3D sees 3D printed housing as solution for growing slum problems

Mar.23, 2016 - The ambitious Brazilian startup Urban3D founded by Anielle Guedes has turned to 3D printing to build sustainable and affordable alternatives for the world's growing slums, and believes she can use the technology to cut construction costs by up to 80 percent. More

Additive Industries' large MetalFAB1 Beta 3D printers sold out within three months

Mar.23, 2016 - The Dutch metal 3D printing pioneers Additive Industries have just revealed that the Beta program for their room-filling MetalFAB1 industrial 3D printers has been filled up, with the last two machines being sold to the Dutch Kaak Group and United Grinding Group. More

Falcon Minerals says ROBO 3D to launch into 45 Staples locations throughout US in May 2016

Mar.23, 2016 - 3D printer manufacturer ROBO 3D will launch its R1+ 3D printer at Staples, Inc. The launch, which will take place in May 2016, comes just months after the 3D printing company was bought by Australian company Falcon Minerals. More

3D printed candy lands at Dublin Airport via latest 'Magic Candy Factory'

Mar.22, 2016 - Katjes Fassin, the German candy company behind the Magic Candy Factory, a candy-extruding 3D printer, has set up its latest 3D printer at Dublin Airport, Ireland. Travellers were given a sneak peek of the new Magic Candy Factory on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, prior to its official opening in April. More

Nano Dimension and FATHOM to bring 3D printed electronics to Silicon Valley

Mar.22, 2016 - Israeli electronics 3D printer company Nano Dimension has announced an agreement with 3D printing service experts FATHOM to introduce the world's first multi-layer PCB 3D printer, the DragonFly 2020, to the heart of the country's electronics industry. More

Two XYZPrinting 3D printing patents approved by U.S. patent office

Mar.18, 2016 - XYZPrinting has received two U.S. patent office approvals for 3D printing mechanisms. The first is for a multi-extruder print head module with wiper units to remove excess material between print head switches. The second patent covers a mechanism for automatically detecting material levels inside a 3D printer. More

Verterra Energy's 3D printed turbine prototype shows promise for sustainable hydropower

Mar.17, 2016 - With global warming becoming an increasingly pressing concern for our world's populations, sustainable energy options with low environmental impacts have begun to gain importance. With innovators like Ted Christopher of Verterra Energy Inc., we can even harness the power of water on a small scale without having to build environmentally damaging dams. More

Optomec secures multiple orders for Aerosol Jet 5X 3D printed electronics system

Mar.17, 2016 - Optomec, supplier of 3D printed metal and 3D printed electronics systems, has secured numerous orders for its Aerosol Jet 5X system, which will be used to manufacture 3D printed electronics for smart devices and IoT applications. More

Fripp Design granted UK Patent for revolutionary Picsima method for 3D printing silicone

Mar.16, 2016 - Fripp Design and Research has been granted a UK patent for its novel Picsima method of 3D printing silicone, which reduces the costs and expands the possibilities in soft 3D printed prosthetics, medical devices, consumer goods and more. More

3D printed jewelry goes platinum with Cooksongold's first platinum 3D printing powder

Mar.15, 2016 - UK-based Cooksongold has developed the world's first platinum powder optimized for 3D printing fine jewelry and watches. In collaboration with PGI, they have also created and unveiled the first-ever 3D printed platinum jewelry pieces. More

3D Systems trumps expectations in Q4 and 2015 financial results

Mar.14, 2016 - 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems today released its Q4 and full year 2015 financial results, which revealed a higher-than-expected increase in total revenues and caused shares to surge by as much as 15% in pre-market trading sessions. More

Xometry opens second facility, aims to become the Amazon of on-demand 3D printing

Mar.14, 2016 - Ambitious Maryland-based startup Xometry has just opened a second office to house their ambitious plans to become a digital hub for the US manufacturing industry, the Amazon of on-demand 3D printing production. More

Kodak partners with Carbon3D on ultrafast CLIP 3D printing technology

Mar.11, 2016 - Carbon3D and imaging company Kodak have announced a joint agreement to develop novel materials and new applications for the ultrafast, innovative CLIP 3D printing process. More

3D Systems advances medical 3D printing with state-of-the-art Healthcare Technology Center

Mar.11, 2016 - 3D Systems has just opened a 70,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility in Littleton, Colorado,'equipped with a full portfolio of precision healthcare and medical 3D printing solutions, including 3D surgical training simulators, 3D medical imaging, and multiple floors dedicated to 3D printing anatomical models, metal 3D printed devices, implants, prosthetics and more. More

HP Inc. CEO Dion Weisler: HP is betting big on 3D printing

Mar.11, 2016 - In a recent interview, HP Inc.'s CEO Dion Weisler discussed the future of the company as well its plan to democratize commercial manufacturing via Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology. More

Apple files patent application for 3D printing investment molds

Mar.10, 2016 - Apple has showed renewed interest in 3D printing technology by filing a patent application for a new method of forming electronic device components using liquid metals and 3D printed investment molds. More

New Matter donates $200K in MOD-t 3D printers & supplies to 100 US schools

Mar.10, 2016 - New Matter today announced the lucky recipients of its Educate and Inspire Grant program. The company, founded in 2014 as a division of Idealab, will donate more than $200,000 worth of MOD-t 3D printers and supplies to the 100 educational institutions, chosen from over 450 applications. More

Barclays opening 3D printer-equipped Eagle Labs across the UK to support local startups

Mar.9, 2016 - British banking service Barclays has announced plans to open 20 new Eagle Labs across the UK. By providing access to event space, mentors, 3D printers and laser cutters, the Eagle Labs give local startups and business the resources they need to survive. More

Stryker receives FDA clearance for 3D printed Tritanium PL posterior lumbar cage

Mar.9, 2016 - Orthopedic giant Stryker just revealed that the FDA has given clearance to a 3D printed Posterior Lumbar Cage implant made from Tritanium, that could greatly help patients suffering from degenerative disc diseases. More

Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully tests 3D printed injector for RL-10 upper-stage rocket engine

Mar.9, 2016 - Aerojet Rocketdyne, NASA's longtime metal 3D printing partner, just revealed that they have successfully tested a 3D printed injector for the RL-10 engine, the most reliable upper-stage rocket engine at the moment. More

Industrial 3D printing systems drive 70% revenue growth for Optomec

Mar.8, 2016 - Optomec, a 3D printed metals and electronics supplier, has reported 70% revenue growth for its industrial 3D printing systems during 2015. The company is operating profitably and is maintaining a strong backlog as demand for its products increases. More

International Women's Day Highlight: 15 women making a difference with 3D printing

Mar.8, 2016 - In honor of International Women's Day, we have compiled a list of some women who have truly inspired us within the 3D printing industry, from scientists, to company founders, to makers and engineers, to designers. More

Aerojet Rocketdyne contracts Sigma Labs for U.S. Air Force and America Makes metal 3D printing initiatives

Mar.7, 2016 - Aerojet Rocketdyne will be using Sigma Labs' metal 3D printing Quality Assurance software to help advance the use of metal 3D printed aerospace parts in ongoing projects with the U.S. Air Force and America Makes. More

Oceanz becomes first 3D printing company to receive ISO 13485 certificate for 3D printed medical devices

Mar.4, 2016 - Dutch 3D printing service providers Oceanz have just realized a major step towards large scale medical 3D printing, as they have just been awarded EU's ISO 13485 certification which shows their ability to conform to all regulations and demands. More

3D printer filament maker eSUN approved by China's NEEQ to list on Third Board

Mar.4, 2016 - Major Chinese filament manufacturer eSUN has just received a huge boost to their efforts to bring environmentally friendly filaments to users everywhere with the admittance to the OTC list of NEEQ's stock exchange, making investment much easier. More

Stratasys rises despite further losses in Q4 and 2015 financial results

Mar.3, 2016 - Stratasys today released its fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results, revealing higher-than-expected revenue of $173.36 million in Q4, a loss of 1 per cent per share. The results have lifted sent Stratsys's stock surging since pre-market hours. More

Israeli metal 3D printing startup XJet raises $25m from Autodesk and Catalyst CEL

Mar.3, 2016 - Isreali metal 3D printing company XJet has closed a $25 million funding round, led in part by 3D printing software developer Autodesk, to help develop and launch its proprietary liquid metal 3D printing technology, known as NanoParticle Jetting. More

Aleph Objects celebrates 3D printing their 1 millionth part with LulzBot 3D Printer

Mar.3, 2016 - Colorado based 3D printer company Aleph Objects, Inc. recently announced that it additively manufactured its one millionth part, 3D printed by one of their well-regarded LulzBot 3D printers. The part, a large herringbone gear will be kept on display at Aleph Objects headquarters. More

colorFabb and BCN3D partner to push the limits of multimaterial 3D printing

Mar.1, 2016 - 3D printer manufacturer BCN3D Technologies and 3D printer filament developer colorFabb have formed a partnership to develop new materials and applications for multimaterial 3D printing. More

CTC Electronic receives order for 30 new Riverbase500 industrial SLA 3D printers

Mar.1, 2016 - Just one month after the release of CTC Electronic's Riverbase500 industrial SLA 3D printer, UK-based Greenwich planet has placed an order for 30 brand new machines. More

The strongest players in carbon fiber 3D printing today

Feb.29, 2016 - Carbon fiber-reinforced 3D printed parts offer unmatched strength-to-weight ratios and a range of unique benefits for aerospace, military, automobile, medical and other high-demand sectors. Here are some of the most promising 3D printing companies developing carbon fiber 3D printers and related technologies today. More

Industrial gas supplier BOC launches new gas for cleaning 3D printed metal parts

Feb.29, 2016 - British industrial and medical gas supplier BOC, an important supplier to the metal 3D printing industry, has just launched Cryoclean Snow+, a new gas that is perfect for cleaning the surfaces of 3D printed metal parts. More

HP to lay off 3,000 workers in 2016, counting more than ever on 3D printing success

Feb.25, 2016 - In light of dismal first-quarter results, HP Inc. has accelerated its layoff plan, and will be letting go of 3,000 employees by the end of 2016. The newly independent PC/printer company has now set its sights on new and innovative technologies, including 3D printing, to help turn the numbers around. More

Ultimaker, University of Illinois and Coursera push 3D printing education for all

Feb.25, 2016 - Ultimaker, the University of Illinois, and Coursera, and online education platform, have partnered to launch an series of online courses about 3D printing that will be open and accessible to learners from around the world. More

Nominees for RapidPro 2016 award announced: SuGu – 3D Robot Printing, Metal Technics 3D and 3Devo

Feb.25, 2016 - The three nominees for the RapidPro 2016 startup award have just been announced: Robot 3D printing pioneers SuGu Advanced Manufacturing - 3D Robot Printing, metal 3D printing developers Metal Technics 3D and 3D printable material specialists 3Devo. More

South Korea’s largest tire mold maker Saehwa IMC acquires 3D printing company Cube Tech, sees rise in shares

Feb.24, 2016 - South Korean tire mold manufacturing company Saehwa IMC Co. has recently announced it's acquisition of a 3D printing company as it plans to begin integrating the technology into its tire mold manufacturing process to more quickly and efficiently deal with client orders. More

Nascent Objects teams with EnvisionTEC to create first three modular 3D printed electronics

Feb.24, 2016 - Sustainable consumer electronics startup Nascent Objects has revealed that they have teamed up with EnvisionTEC to create their first three modular and reusable 3D printed electronics, and are offering them through an Indiegogo campaign. More

Nano Dimension teams with Tel Aviv University to 3D print sensors using nickel nanoparticles

Feb.23, 2016 - Nano Dimension Technologies today announced a collaborative agreement with RAMOT at Tel Aviv University. The agreement will see the two parties develop a 3D printing technique for a nanoparticle nickel material. More

British 3D printing specialist FDM Digital Solutions receives £300K funding

Feb.22, 2016 - FDM Digital Solutions, a 3D printing specialist from Burnley, UK, has received £300K ($425K) in funding from Rosebud Finance and the North-West Fund for Venture Capital, both managed by Enterprise Ventures. FDM had previously received £860K ($1.2M) from the two investors in January 2014. More

Nano Dimension approved to trade on NASDAQ Capital Market

Feb.22, 2016 - Israel-based 3D printing company Nano Dimension, makers of the world's first multi-layer PCB 3D printer, has been approved to trade its Depositary Shares on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "NNDM." More

Mathys Medical adopts Materialise's 3D shoulder surgery planning software

Feb.18, 2016 - Swiss orthopaedic producer Mathys has signed an agreement with 3D medical imaging software specialist Materialise, for the use of its Shoulder Guide System. This user-friendly 3D imaging software system assists surgeons in the planning, preparation, and practice phases of a shoulder surgery by providing patient-specific 3D models and 3D printed guides. More

Sciaky introduces patented IRISS Closed-Loop Control for its EBAM metal 3D printing process

Feb.17, 2016 - The new IRISS Closed-Loop Control system, exclusively available for Sciaky's EBAM metal 3D printing systems, provides extensive real-time monitoring and process data for large-scale metal 3D printed parts. More

Stratasys backs Massivit's supersized 3D printer development with investment

Feb.17, 2016 - The very promising Israeli startup Massivit, a developer of supersized 3D printing solutions, has just received backing by Stratasys and will use the investment for further product development and for accelerating market penetration. More

Port of Rotterdam's new 3D printing 'Fieldlab' could make it 'world's smartest port'

Feb.12, 2016 - The port of Rotterdam, Netherlands, will soon acquire an 'Additive Manufacturing Fieldlab', at which port-related companies will be able to work and collaborative on maritime 3D printing projects. More

Swedish metal 3D printing expert Arcam sees big growth in 2015

Feb.8, 2016 - The previous year has been a very successful one for Swedish metal 3D printing experts Arcam, who have just revealed that their sales and income have increased dramatically over 2015, while they already have numerous orders lined up for 2016. More

BeAM repairs more than 800 aerospace parts with industrial metal 3D printers

Feb.4, 2016 - French 3D printing startup BeAM manufactures industrial metal 3D printers that utilize LMD 3D printing technology to repair worn down or defective critical parts for the aerospace and aircraft industries. Using BeAm's LMD 3D printers, more than 800 aerospace parts have already been repaired at the world's highest level of qualification. More

3D modeling software firm Autodesk to sack 10% of workforce as part of restructuring plan

Feb.4, 2016 - Software firm and 3D design specialist Autodesk today announced a restructuring plan that will prompt 925 staff layoffs'approximately 10% of the company's workforce. The restructuring is intended to help accelerate the company's transition to the cloud and a subscription-based business model. More

'Dremel Dreams' program integrates 3D printing and STEM education in the classroom

Feb.3, 2016 - American tool and technology company Dremel has officially launched its own 3D printing ecosystem, Dremel Dreams, to easily and comprehensively integrate additive manufacturing technologies into the classroom. More

Siemens invests EUR 21.4M to open first metal 3D printing facility in Sweden

Feb.3, 2016 - German electrical engineering giant Siemens has made its first major investment into the industrial production of metal 3D printed components by opening a manufacturing facility for the mass production of metal 3D printed components, the first of its kind in Sweden. More

3D bioprinting startup Ourobotics wins top prize at SVOD Europe

Feb.2, 2016 - Ourobotics, the Irish 3D bioprinting company behind the Revolution multi-material 3D bioprinter, has won first place in'the inaugural SVOD (Silicon Valley Open Doors) Europe startup competition, hosted by Google. More

Stratasys and Adobe team up to simplify workflow for full-colour Objet Connex3 3D Printer

Feb.2, 2016 - The steps necessary going from design to finished 3D print can be cumbersome at the best of times. A new partnership between Adobe Systems and 3D Printer manufacturer Stratasys brings the process from 7 steps to just 2. More

ASIC investigating company responsible for 2014's largest 3D printer after its inventor is left with nothing

Jan.30, 2016 - Now dissolved Australian company 3D Group, responsible for promoting 2014's largest 3D printer, is being investigated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for its business and administration practices after 3D printer's inventor is left with nothing. More

HP extends its VR and 3D Printing ambitions into the low-cost Chromebook market

Jan.29, 2016 - HP has been putting a lot of emphasis on VR, 3D Printing and 3D scanning technology with their blended reality product line. They now hope to further their grasp into VR with the low-cost Chromebook market. More

Orthopedics Giant Stryker announces development of state-of-the-art 3D Printing facility

Jan.28, 2016 - After a few years of investment into 3D printed implant components, Orthopedics company Stryker has just announced it plans to develop a brand new 3D Printing facility to further its involvement in the tech. More

Stratasys develops seven new 3D printing education modules for schools

Jan.28, 2016 - 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions compan,y Stratasys, has just announced it will be releasing seven new 3D printing education modules that are aimed at being integrated into middle and high school curriculums. More

GE Global Research becomes 3MF Consortium's newest Founding Member

Jan.27, 2016 - The central technology hub of General Electric (GE) has joined the 3MF Consortium as a Founding Member, joining a group of 3D printing industry leaders in the development and promotion of a new full-fidelity 3D printing file format. More

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals receives $35M to commercialize Spritam and other 3D printed drugs

Jan.27, 2016 - Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, the first company in the world to develop an FDA-approved 3D printed prescription drug, has completed a $35 million preferred stock financing round, led by Deerfield Management, to advance and commercialize Spirtam and other 3D printed drug formulations. More

Is Velo3D secretly working to revolutionize 3D metal printing for robotics?

Jan.27, 2016 - Last year, the unknown startup California-based startup Velo3D received a staggering $22.1 million in venture investment for an unspecified purpose, but have since hinted that they might be working on a revolutionary metal 3D printing solution for the robotics industry. More

LDR invests in Poly-Shape & could offer 3D printed spinal implants by mid-2017

Jan.27, 2016 - LDR Holding Corporation, a medical device company focused on designing and commercializing spine disorder technologies, today announced a minority investment in Poly-Shape, SAS, a French 3D printing specialist. The two companies will design and manufacture a range of 3D printed spinal implants. More

Precision Casting Centre and voxeljet win 'Component of the Year' award for topologically optimised part 5X stiffer than before

Jan.26, 2016 - With the help of 3D printing, a joint project between the Precision Casting Centre foundry and voxeljet has won the British Cast Metals Federation's 'Component of the Year' award for an aluminum wheel upright. The component cast parts for the component were created using 3D printing techniques. More

XYZPrinting launches 3D printing creative space and service robots in Taiwanese store

Jan.26, 2016 - In an attempt to make 3D printing truly available to everyone, budget 3D printer specialists XYZPrinting has just announced that they will set up a 3D printing space in the i-House in Taichung, Taiwan, as well as a number of service robots to help customers. More

WASP and Francesco Pacelli open LDM and Ceramic 3D Printing Lab

Jan.26, 2016 - Italian 3D printing innovator WASP and 3D printing artist/researcher Francesco Pacelli have formed a long-term collaboration to explore and investigate the potential processes and applications for ceramic 3D printing and LDM (liquid Deposition Modeling) technology. More

Whispering Gibbon receives six-figure funding to bring 3D printed video game content to life

Jan.26, 2016 - Whispering Gibbon, a UK 3D printing tech startup, has just received a six-figure investment led by Northstar Ventures, to develop and commercialize its patent-pending RenderFab technology, which converts digital video game content into optimized and customizable 3D printable models. More

Malta's €15.4 million public education plan includes 3D printing and scanning technology

Jan.25, 2016 - In today's technologically progressive world, education systems need to keep up or get left behind. Malta has recently committed €15.4 million in investment into, among other things, 3D printing and 3D scanning technology. More

Airbus subsidiary AEROTEC opens metal 3D printing factory and starts production on 3D printed titanium parts

Jan.22, 2016 - Airbus is now again expanding their 3D printing capacity, as their subsidiary AEROTEC has just opened a new titanium 3D printing site in Varel Germany and has partnered with Norsk Titanium to set up a qualification process for aerospace parts. More

MASSIVit 3D partners with Global Graphics to distribute its large format 3D printers in France

Jan.21, 2016 - Israeli 3D printing startup MASSIVit 3D has signed a distribution agreement with Global Graphics to market, sell and support its large-format, high-speed MASSIVit 1800 3D printer throughout France. More

Nexteam Group joins Prodways' Aerospace division to 3D print metal aerospace parts

Jan.21, 2016 - Following the launch of its Aerospace Division, Prodways Group has announced a strategic partnership with Nexteam Group to develop mass-produced on-board metal 3D printed parts for the aerospace sector. More

Flextronics to manufacture and supply Nano Dimension's DragonFly 2020 PCB 3D printer

Jan.21, 2016 - As it prepares to bring its highly anticipated PCB 3D printer to market, Nano Dimension has signed an agreement with Flextronics International to serve as the primary manufacturer and supplier of the Dragonfly 2020 3D printer. More

Injet printhead maker Xaar recruits Professor Neil Hopkinson to head new 3D printing team

Jan.20, 2016 - Injet Printhead Manufacturer Xaar jumps into the 3D Printer market by appointing High Speed Sintering Pioneer Neil Hopkinson to lead their team. The symmetry between both of their experiences promises exciting developments in 3D Printing research. More

3D Systems abandons Cube 3D printer, but filament users still trapped by DRM

Jan.18, 2016 - 3D Systems recently announced it plans to discontinue production of their entry-level Cube printers. While they state they will continue to provide service and filament for the machines, it is uncertain for how long. More

Airbus Ventures to invest part of $150M capital fund in 3D printed car experts Local Motors

Jan.18, 2016 - Airbus's corporate venture capital fund Airbus Ventures has just announced it will invest part of their $150 million fund in 3D printed car pioneers Local Motors, all with an eye on increasing their knowledge of what 3D printing can do for the aerospace industry. More

RedWorks will test Mars Habitat Spinoff technologies for use on earth in early 2016

Jan.12, 2016 - California based RedWorks, which last year designed a 3D printable habitat for use on Mars, is developing a range of Earth-suitable spinoff technologies. More

3D printer maker Tinkerine Studios sees 270% sales increase in 2015

Jan.12, 2016 - Canadian 3D printer manufacturer Tinkerine Studios today announced record sales in 2015, with a 270% increase compared to the previous year. The company attributes these sales to increased demand for its award-winning and user friendly Ditto Pro 3D printer, as well as its 3D printing filaments and software downloads via content platform TinkerineU. More

Concept Laser to offer module factory building kit, 'AM Factory of Tomorrow' by year end

Jan.11, 2016 - Laser melting and 3D printing specialist Concept Laser is developing the 'AM Factory of Tomorrow', a factory building kit which will enable the modular integration of additive manufacturing technology into production environments. The kit could be available in late 2016. More

3D printed insole maker SOLS lays off 20 percent of staff ahead of major product announcement

Jan.8, 2016 - SOLS has laid off 20 percent of its staff, a total of 14 employees. The New York-based company produces 3D printed custom insoles and orthotics for medical professionals and consumers alike. More

AstroPrint adopts KinomaJS to develop 3D printer UI and mobile app for Marvell

Jan.8, 2016 - Using KinomaJS' open source application framework, AstroPrint was able to develop a user interface and mobile app designed for complex 3D print job management, all within less than two months. More

ITRI and Mitsubishi Financial Group raise US$45M to develop laser technology for 3D printing

Jan.8, 2016 - ITRI has established a joint fund with Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group to support the development of advanced laser technologies, which can be used in to enhance precision and quality in 3D printing processes. More

MarkForged ultra-strong 3D printed plastic sees 400% revenue growth in 2015

Jan.7, 2016 - MarkForged, makers of the only desktop 3D printer system that can automatically reinforce engineering plastics to aluminum strength and beyond, today announced an explosive finish to 2015, with 400% growth in revenue year on year. More

New Matter donates $200K in MOD-t 3D printers and supplies to US schools

Jan.5, 2016 - New Matter, maker of the $399 MOD-t desktop 3D printer, has today announced that it will be donating more than $200,000 in 3D printers and 3D printing supplies to teachers and educators across America via its Educate and Inspire Grant. More

Poietis raises €2.5M to develop laser-assisted 3D bioprinting technology

Jan.4, 2016 - French 3D bioprinting startup Poietis has raised '2.5 million in order to develop its exclusive laser-assisted 3D bioprinting technique for 3D printing human skin tissue with extreme precision and resolution of up to 20 micrometers. More

Shapeways' $30M funding makes top three Dutch startup deals of 2015

Dec.31, 2015 - StartupJuncture's annual ranking of Dutch startup/scaleup deals has revealed that 3D print group Shapeways has come in third place amongst 150 other young innovative companies in 2015, having raised US$30.5 million (€27.2m) in Series D funding during the second quarter. More

Nano Dimension files patent for 3D printing multimaterial electrical conductors

Dec.30, 2015 - Nano Dimension today announced a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for a new method of 3D printing multimaterial objects, including electronic conductors and other 3D objects with conductive traces. More

3D Systems closing Cubify 3D printing marketplace, discontinues $999 Cube 3D printer

Dec.28, 2015 - 3D Systems today announced that it will be discontinuing production of its low-cost Cube 3D printer and closing its consumer 3D printing platform and marketplace. More

Axial 3D receives $450K to bring 3D printed orthopedic medical models to global market

Dec.24, 2015 - Biomedical 3D printing startup Axial 3D has secured a £300,000 investment, roughly equivalent to $450,000 USD, in order to expand into the European and US medical industries. The company creates custom 3D printed orthopedic medical models to assist surgeons with pre-op planning. More

Norsk Titanium named in Lux Research's Top 10 innovative companies of 2015

Dec.24, 2015 - While 2015 has been an excellent year for the 3D printing industry, titanium 3D printing innovators Norsk Titanium were so successful with their efficient, structurally sound and cost-effective titanium prints that data analysists Lux Research included them in their top ten list of innovators. More

Nano Dimension secures $1.3M from Israel's Chief Scientist to develop PCB 3D printer

Dec.23, 2015 - Nano Dimension has received a grant approval from Israel's Chief Scientist that supports the company's ongoing development of its advanced PCB 3D printer, the DragonFly 2020. More

Stratasys could face some challenges when implementing long term plans, says Gartner

Dec.23, 2015 - As 2015 wasn't exactly an unparalleled success story for the established names of the 3D printing industry, Stratasys will be adjusting its focus and curb their spending, though Gartner argues that they will still have to face some challenges on the road ahead. More

FDA hits pause on US marketing of Materialise X-Ray Knee Guide 3D surgical planning technology

Dec.22, 2015 - Materialise has received a Not Substantially Equivalent letter from the FDA regarding its 510k submission for the proprietary X-Ray Knee Guide technology, which allows for 3D preplanning of total knee replacements based solely on 2D x-ray images. More

GE's Avio Aero orders 10 new Arcam EBM metal 3D printers to produce aerospace parts

Dec.22, 2015 - Avio Aero, an aerospace parts manufacturer and subsidiary of GE Aviation, has today placed an order for ten new Arcam EBM metal 3D printing systems in order to move into series production of state of the art turbine blades. More

Norsk Titanium 3D printed parts score high on Aerospace Technology Readiness tests

Dec.21, 2015 - Norsk Titanium has just achieved Technology Readiness Level Eight after concluding a test plan coordinated by the Federal Aviation Administration. The high-scoring results prove that Norsk's proprietary RPD 3D printed titanium parts meet the most demanding aerospace requirements, and can begin to be delivered to aerospace and defense companies as early as 2016. More

Colorado School of Mines awarded $2.5M grant to refine metal 3D printing process for aerospace

Dec.19, 2015 - The Colorado School of Mines has recently received a $2.5 million grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development to further develop and refine the process of heavy metal additive manufacturing. More

Arcam expands aerospace and medical 3D printing solutions to US market

Dec.18, 2015 - Metal additive manufacturing provider Arcam has set its sights on the booming US market, where demand for metal 3D printing in the aerospace and medical industries in particular has created the perfect opening for the Stockholm, Sweden-based company to set up shop. More

Made in Space & EIS to send first 3D printed airframe to space with 100+ student projects on board

Dec.18, 2015 - Enterprise in Space has teamed up with Made in Space, the world's first space manufacturing company, to implement 3D printed components in a spacecraft to be launched into Earth orbit. The spacecraft will also carry 100+ student experiments. More

First MetalFAB1 3D printing system sold to Airbus APWorks

Dec.18, 2015 - Airbus APWorks, a subsidiary of Airbus Group, has placed an order for the first MetalFAB1 system and embarked on an Additive Industries Beta program to bring their proven metal 3D printing industries to this promising 3D printing manufacturer. More

FATHOM gains next-level 3D printing insight with new data analytics software

Dec.18, 2015 - Advanced 3D printing service FATHOM has acquired proprietary data analytics software from Addimation that retrieves, analyzes and reports real-time additive manufacturing metrics. More

Voxeljet expands industrial 3D printer empire into India

Dec.17, 2015 - German industrial 3D printer manufacturer voxeljet will be opening a new subsdiary in India. Ms. Nidhi Shah will be stepping into the role of voxeljet India's Managing Director. More

RoBo 3D secures US$3.6 million funding to cap off year of exceptional growth

Dec.15, 2015 - After announcing Falcon Minerals as majority shareholder earlier this month, consumer 3D printer manufacturer RoBo 3D has managed to secure demand of $3.6 million USD ($5 million Australian) for its proposed capital raising in 2016. More

CyBe to release 3D printable mortar in 2016, working to certificate on-site 3D concrete printing

Dec.14, 2015 - With the quality of their 3D printable mortar vastly improving, Dutch concrete pioneers CyBe are working to certificate on-site 3D printing of structural walls within the EU and are even looking to bring their widely compatible mortar to market in early 2016. More

Siemens reveals it's relying desktop 3D printers for some metal parts manufacturing

Dec.11, 2015 - While German electrical engineering innovator Siemens has long been a supporter of 3D printing, their Australian railway R&D department has just revealed that desktop Ultimaker 3D printers are quickly becoming an integral part of their workflow, even for part manufacturing. More

Zortrax opens its first 3D printer store in Poland

Dec.10, 2015 - Polish 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax has just opened its first 3D printer retail store in Warsaw, and the first 3D printing showroom of its kind in Poland, offering the complete range of Zortrax 3D printers, products, and software. More

PartWorks helps movie industry cut costs with 3D printing prop service

Dec.9, 2015 - Digital manufacturing specialists PartWorks have created an 'Industrial Concierge' service that targets the movie industry, offering 3D scanning, 3D CAD and 3D printing services to create realistic movie props in record time and at lower costs. More

Stratasys and STEM Inc, Singapore bring 3D printing education to leaders of tomorrow

Dec.9, 2015 - Stratasys today announced a major partnership with STEM Inc, Science Centre Singapore to introduce applied 3D design and 3D printing learning programs for primary, secondary, and junior colleges, giving young students first-hand experience with 3D printing technology, and stimulating their passion for STEM. More

Praxair to market Ames Laboratory's titanium powder for metal 3D printing

Dec.9, 2015 - Titanium, the holy grail of metals for its excellent mechanical properties, was always difficult to make suitable for metal 3D printing, but the government-backed Ames Laboratory has now developed a new production method to make the powder commercially viable for many high quality industries. More

Materialise partners with Tissue Regeneration Systems to 3D print life-saving tracheal splints

Dec.7, 2015 - 3D printing service Materialise has partnered with Tissue Regeneration Systems to manufacture 3D printed tracheal splints which are used in life-saving surgeries on babies and infants affected by tracheobronchomalacia, a disease in which the airway can spontaneously collapse. More

Moog buys 70% stake in metal 3D printing firm Linear Mold and Engineering

Dec.4, 2015 - Motion control company Moog has acquired a 70 per cent stake in one of the largest metal additive manufacturers in North America, Linear Mold and Engineering. Through the acquisition, Moog hopes to provide metal 3D printing solutions for their core markets, the aerospace, defense and industrial sectors. More

3D printing giant 3D Systems suffers losses, plans layoffs at its Andover location

Dec.4, 2015 - 3D printing company 3D Systems has just announced it will be laying off around 80 of its employees from its Andover office, which itself may be headed to a phased closure. More

Graphene 3D files patent for new 3D printer and process for 3D printing working LED light

Dec.3, 2015 - Graphene 3D Lab has filed a provisional patent application for their first 3D printer, the highly advanced, multi-functional Romulus III, as well as a process for 3D printing an organic LED light source 'from scratch' that immediately functions when printed. More

Wiivv secures $3.5m to develop biomechanically enhanced 3D printed body gear

Dec.3, 2015 - Wiivv Wearables has raised $3.5m in seed round funding to bring their 3D printed insoles to market, and to further develop a proprietary customization engine that can digitally capture 3D information from any part of the body, and produce biomechanically enhanced, 3D print-ready files in just seconds. More

Falcon Minerals becomes majority shareholder of 3D printer manufacturer Robo3D

Dec.3, 2015 - The recent success of US-based 3D printer manufacturer Robo3D, in part through deals with Amazon and Best Buy, has not gone unnoticed, as the Australian-based Falcon Minerals has decided to become majority shareholder of the company through a deal with investor Anthony Grist. More

EOS and Additive Industries sign licensing deal on metal 3D printing patents

Dec.1, 2015 - Additive manufacturing giant EOS has signed a patent license agreement with metal 3D printing newcomer Additive Industries. Although the parties have agreed to withhold specific details, the deal will license a certain number of EOS patents to Additive Industries. More

Joint venture with Meimai sees industrial 3D printing firm voxeljet take on Chinese market

Dec.1, 2015 - Friedberg, Germany-based 3D printing company voxeljet AG has today signed a definitive agreement to form an equity joint venture with Suzhou Meimai Fast Manufacturing Technology Co., Ltd. in order to make inroads into China's rapidly developing industrial 3D printing market. More

Cosine Additive unveils new website and pricing structure for large-scale AM1 3D printer

Dec.1, 2015 - 3D printing firm Cosine Additive has unveiled its new website, which features a straightforward pricing structure. The company is offering a range of temperature packages, multiple extruders, yearly service, and a special unlimited material program to suit a range of 3D printing needs. More

Nanoscribe 3D printers used by five of top ten universities in the world

Nov.30, 2015 - Nanoscribe, a leader in 3D printing technologies on the nano-, micro-, and mesoscale, has revealed that five out of the top ten universities in the world, including Harvard, Oxford, and Caltech, use their Nanoscribe 3D printing systems for research and innovation. More

Disney teams up with 3D printed doll company MakieLab to make Disney themed doll clothing

Nov.30, 2015 - Walt Disney Co. continues to make forays into the world of 3D printing, this time by selecting 3D printed doll company MakieLab as part of their Disney Accelerator program. More

EOS and Williams Engineering bring 3D printing to Formula One and beyond

Nov.27, 2015 - EOS has entered into a three-year technical partnership with Williams Grand Prix Engineering and Williams Advanced Engineering to provide Williams with direct and high-level additive manufacturing technologies for the world of Formula One, as well as the automotive, defense, aerospace and energy sectors. More

World's third largest OEM manufacturer New Kinpo Group transitions into 3D printing market leader

Nov.27, 2015 - Already the world's third largest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in the world, the Taiwan-based New Kinpo Group is now also becoming the 3D printing market leader through its XYZPrinting brand, and is entering the robotics industry, says CEO Simon Shen. More

It's Alive: 3D Bioprinting market to reach $1.82 billion by 2022

Nov.26, 2015 - A new report by Grand View Research Inc. has revelead that the global 3D bioprinting market is set to be worth a staggering $1.82 billion within less than 10 years. The report includes key technology, application and regional insights into the use of 3D bioprinting technology. More

Prodways Group launches Aerospace Division for 3D printing aerospace solutions

Nov.26, 2015 - An integrated industrial team comprised of Prodways, ECA Group and Initial has today launched the Prodways Group Aerospace Division, which will offer a full range of additive manufacturing products dedicated to the aerospace sector. More

Materialise 3D prints flight-ready parts for Airbus; unveils Magics20 AM software

Nov.17, 2015 - During the first day of the Formnext conference in Frankfurt, Materialise has announced that it will be manufacturing 3D printed, flight-ready plastic parts for Airbus' A350 XWB aircraft, and that it has released the 20th edition of its 3D printing and AM software, Magics20. More

3D printed housing company ZhuoDa comes under fire for high-interest financial 'innovation'

Nov.14, 2015 - Chinese company ZhuoDa, developer of 3D printed modular houses that can be assembled in mere hours, is facing concerns from investors over a high-interest financial strategy and a contract signed with Russia claimed to be worth over $94 billion a year. More

Xjet to develop world's first direct 3D metal jetting system for custom metal manufacturing

Nov.10, 2015 - Israel startup Xjet has unveiled plans to develop a unique injket 3D printing technology for liquid metal that will make the large scale manufacturing of custom metal parts cheaper and more efficient than ever before. More

HP opens R&D center for 3D and 4D printing innovation in Spain; will create up to 100 new jobs

Nov.10, 2015 - HP has expanded its facilities in Le'n, Spain, by opening an R&D division focused on 3D and 4D printing innovation. With this, both the company and city hope to boost technological development, create up to 100 new jobs, and ultimately lead the fourth industrial revolution. More

Stratasys announces $938M loss in third quarter; predicts long-term growth

Nov.4, 2015 - Stratasys today released their financial results for the third quarter of 2015. During the period, the company earned revenue of $167.6 million, with a GAAP net loss of $983 million, attributed primarily to a $910 million write-off of MakerBot, and an increasingly hesitant consumer-base. More

PCB 3D printer maker Nano Dimension raises additional $2.2M in financing round

Nov.4, 2015 - PCB 3D printer manufacturer Nano Dimension has raised an additional $2.2 million, closing its financing round with a grand total of $13.1 million. The company develops advanced 3D printed electronics systems, including the multi-layer PCB inkjet 3D printer, Dragonfly 2020. More

3D Systems partners with U.S. Army to develop 3D printing lab

Oct.30, 2015 - 3D Systems today announced a partnership with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to jointly develop 3D printing technology and materials for the automotive, medical, wearable and aerospace industries. More

3D Systems President and CEO Avi Reichental steps down; Company shares drop 7 percent

Oct.29, 2015 - 3D Systems' president and CEO of 12 years Avi Reichental has stepped down. Effectively immediately, Andrew Johnson will serve as Interim President and CEO while co-founder Charles Hull chairs the Executive Management Committee. An immediate search for Reichental's successor has begun. More

3D Systems opens 3DS Culinary Lab to educate and advance 3D printed food technology

Oct.28, 2015 - Offering a space for learning, collaboration and exploration, 3D Systems has opened its 3DS Culinary Lab in Los Angeles. Equiped with the ChefJet Pro professional grade 3D Food printer, the lab invites chefs, artists and culinary experts to push the limits of their traditional craft and shape the future 3D printed food. More

3D Systems loses $11M in arbitration to Ron Barranco of Print3D; plans to challenge court decision

Oct.27, 2015 - 3D Systems has been ordered to pay $11 million in damages to former employee Ronald Barranco, who alleges that after buying out his startup Print3D in 2011, the Company breached their purchase agreement, avoiding paying him under an earnout provision, and firing him just 20 months after the deal was closed. More

ExOne secures $15M agreement to facilitate leasing of 3D printers to customers

Oct.26, 2015 - Industrial 3D printer manufacturer ExOne today announced a $15 million agreement, indirectly financed through the company's CEO and Chairman, that will increase their installed machine base beyond the current 200+ machines in service. More

Medical 3D printing specialist 3D Medical merges with Mach7 in $60 million deal

Oct.26, 2015 - As part of a $60 million deal, worldwide specialist in medical 3D printing applications 3D Medical will merge with top medical imaging processing developer Mach7. More

3D printing startup DF3D receives funding from Indian government

Oct.24, 2015 - DF3D, a Bengaluru-based startup launched in February 2014 by Deepak Raj, has received funding from the Indian government after an eventful year and a half in business. More

Auvergne region in France invests €6.3 million in metal additive manufacturing

Oct.24, 2015 - Seeking to boost the metal 3D printing industry, French region Auvergne announced a €6.3 million financial investment, €4 million of which will go towards the joint venture Fives Michelin Additive Solutions. More

Stratasys expects further losses in upcoming third quarter results

Oct.24, 2015 - Stratays expects net losses of $155-$190 million, blaming 'weak' consumer commitment and its MakerBot subsidiary. As a result, they will writedown MakerBot by $140-180 million, exhausting the last of the division's goodwill. More

Aerojet Rocketdyne, UT, ORNL acquire three laser additive manufacturing machines for aerospace industry

Oct.22, 2015 - The University of Tennesee, ORNL, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Atlantic Precision and other US industry leaders have joined in a new initiative to enhance additive manufacturing for the aerospace industry. More

Norsk Titanium and Alcoa launch joint 3D Printing and Industrial Cooperation Program

Oct.22, 2015 - Global 3D printing technology leader Norsk Titanium and lightweight metals leader Alcoa today announced a Joint Technology and Industrial Cooperation Program that will see them develop 3D printing technology solutions for aerospace, defence, energy, auotmotive and maritime industries. More

Nano Dimension announces AgCite conductive nanoparticle inks, applies for NASDAQ listing

Oct.21, 2015 - Neri Oxman, a designer, architect, artist and head of the MIT Media Lab's Mediated Matter research group as been named the 2014 recipient of the Vilcek Prize in Design. More

XYZprinting to display 3D printers at over 650 Barnes & Noble stores during Educator Week

Oct.16, 2015 - Taiwan's XYZprinting and Barnes & Noble have partnered during Educator Week to demonstrate the power of 3D printing in the classroom. The da Vinci 1.0 3D printer will be on display at nearly 650 retail stores nationwide. More

Zortrax to provide M200 3D printers to 180 public institutions in Poland

Oct.12, 2015 - 3D printing manufacturer Zortrax will be equipping 180 public benefit institutions within the Masovian Voivodeship (the most populated area in Poland) with M200 3D printers, and will provide free courses, software and materials to use them. More

Siemens, Georgia Tech expand innovation partnership to improve additive manufacturing workflow

Oct.9, 2015 - Technology powerhouse Siemens today announced that it will expand its two-decade partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology with the goal of driving advanced manufacturing innovation through software, research, digital product development. More

MakerBot lays off 20 percent of its staff again, announces company restructuring

Oct.8, 2015 - Jonathan Jaglom, the hapless yet ever optimistic CEO of MakerBot, today announced that the New York-based 3D printer manufacturing company will be laying off 20 percent of its global staff and making several restructuring changes in an effort to ensure the company’s survival. More

3D printer maker 3DGence receives major investment from one of Poland’s wealthiest men

Oct.8, 2015 - Polish 3D printer manufacturer 3DGence today announced that they have received major funding from industrialist Michael Solowow, one of the richest men in Poland and one of the country’s biggest stock exchange investors. More

GE remain confident as $32 million additive manufacturing research centre nears completion

Oct.7, 2015 - General Electric's additive manufacturing research centre, which will measure 125,000 square feet, will be principally used to train designers and engineers in 3D printing design and production techniques. More

New York State invests $125 million to build large-scale 3D printing plant with Norsk Titanium

Oct.6, 2015 - New York State has signed a private-public partnership deal with Norsk Titanium AS and will invest $125 million in an industrial-scale 3D printing facility that is to be constructed in Plattsburgh, New York. More

Mexican 3D printer maker Colibri 3D raises $1 million in first round of capital investment

Sep.30, 2015 - Colibri 3D, a division of the Mexican company InterLatin, announced that with support from the Mexican Federal Government and other investors, it has closed its first round of initial outside capital investment, raising $1 million which will go towards expanding their market reach at a worldwide level. More

Danish startup 3D Printhuset announces double expansion, including opening of second 3D printing store

Sep.28, 2015 - Now, in an effort to increase accessibility to the rest of the country and expand their reach, 3D Printhuset has announced the opening of a second location of their store in Aarhus, Denmark. More

Autodesk acquires netfabb, invests in FIT Technology to expand take-up of industrial 3D printing

Sep.24, 2015 - Autodesk today announced that it has acquired German software startup netfabb, a provider of industrial 3D printing software and services. At the same time, it will make a strategic investment in netfabb’s parent company FIT Technology Group. More

Luxexcel teams with Trinckle 3D to release Lens Creator for custom 3D printed optics design

Sep.24, 2015 - Dutch company Luxexcel, the only 3D printing service in the world to print transparent objects and to specialize in 3D printed optics has recently teamed up with Berlin based 3D printing service and design marketplace Trinckle to launch a customizable lens creator for its users. More

Prodways partners with Farsoon to develop new range of SLS 3D printers

Sep.23, 2015 - Prodways today announced a major partnership with the Chinese company Hunan Farsoon High-Tech and will rapidly develop a full range of plastic and metal 3D printers known as ‘Prodways powered by Farsoon.’ More

Materialise opens metal 3D printing factory in Bremen, Germany

Sep.22, 2015 - Materialise announced today that they will be launching new metal 3D printing production services in Bremen aimed at industrial customers in the aerospace, automotive and industrial manufacturing industries. More

PCB 3D printer manufacturer Nano Dimension approved to trade on OTCQX market

Sep.17, 2015 - Israel-based 3D printing technology group Nano Dimension will now be able to trade its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on the OTCQX market. Today’s announcement, which came from Open, Transparent and Connected (OTC) financial markets, will help the company increase their trading with U.S. investors. More

Tiertime, Chinese partner to Afinia, issues lawsuit against Stratasys distributor UCRobotics

Sep.17, 2015 - Beijing Tiertime Technology, manufacturers of the UP! series of 3D printer, filed two patent infringement lawsuits against Beijing UCRobotics Technology. More

Industry giant HP bets on 3D printing to secure future growth

Sep.16, 2015 - Hewlett Packard has announced that as of November 1st, 2015, it will split into two publicly traded companies, HP Enterprise and HP Inc., with the latter vying to secure a leading position in the global 3D printing industry. More

Dutch startup Xilloc launches industrial 3D printing business unit with four new EOS machines

Sep.16, 2015 - Having just turned four years old, Xilloc, working with Brightlands Chemelot Campus and with the financial support of the Province of Limburg, has opened an industrial business unit that aims to provide high quality 3D printing services within the aerospace, automotive and tooling industries. More

EOS founder invests in DyeMansion to bring color to laser sintered plastics parts

Sep.14, 2015 - Munich-based startup DyeMansion GmbH have confirmed that EOS founder Dr. Hans J. Langer has taken on a partnership in the firm as a business angel and shareholder. More

3D Hubs releases insightful September’s 3D printing trend report 2015

Sep.2, 2015 - The Amsterdam-based 3D Hubs has been releasing monthly trend reports for some time now, and have just released the report for September 2015. 3D Hubs reports that the Prusa Steel and the Rapide Lite 200 are holding on to the top two positions in the list of highest rated desktop 3D printers. More

Kabuku receives $3.3M from Global Brain to boost 3D printing marketplace Rinkak

Aug.31, 2015 - Japanese startup Kabuku, headquartered in Tokyo, which manages Japan's largest online 3D printing service Rinkak, announced that it received 400M JPY – about 3.3 million USD – from Global Brain financing. More

A.T. Kearney: 3D printing market to grow to $17.2 billion by 2020

Aug.25, 2015 - Consultancy firm AT Kearney is adding fuel to our optimism with the publication of a recent study, which predicts that the market is set to triple in value over the next couple of years to $17.2 billion by 2020. More

Robot Factory team uses their new Copperface Kit to galvanize 3D print for client

Aug.21, 2015 - The Copperface kit is the result of Italy-based Robot Factory’s exhaustive research and development centered around producing a low-cost option for the metallization of non-conductive materials in the 3D printing space. More

Aurora Labs' low-cost '100 times faster' metal 3D printer gains interest from NASA

Aug.21, 2015 - NASA has been in contact with the Australian startup Aurora Labs about using their small format 3D printers to produce micro-satellites, rocket engines and rocket vehicles. More

Carbon3D raises $100M from Google Ventures for its ultra-fast CLIP 3D printing technology

Aug.20, 2015 - 3D printing startup Carbon3D, which has developed new CLIP 3D printing technology, has closed a $100 million Series C investment led by Google Ventures. More

Voxel8 raises $12M to launch their electronics 3D printer by end of 2015

Jul.24, 2015 - Today, the Massachusetts company Voxel8 announced that they have raised an impressive $12 million through a round of Series A funding to further develop their additive manufacturing technology in an effort to bring their electronics 3D printer to market. More

Rokit receives $3M from South Korea's government to develop 3D bioprinting system

Jul.22, 2015 - South Korean 3D printing market leader Rokit announced that they have received $3 million from the South Korean government to develop a 3D bioprinting system for skin regeneration. More

Did MakerBot knowingly sell faulty 3D printers? Class action lawsuit alleges yes.

Jul.14, 2015 - A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Stratasys-owned Makerbot claiming that they knowingly sold faulty, malfunctioning 3D printers to consumers. More

Interview: Adafruit puts CEO of MakerBot in the hot seat

Jun.22, 2015 - Ladyada got the heart of the most pressing issues, and confronted Makerbot CEO Jonathan Jaglom about the purpose of his cross-country tour, his stance on patents, the value of DRM’ing filament, and the company’s troubled relations with its resellers. More

3D printing company Proto Labs expands operations to NC, adds 170 jobs

Jun.19, 2015 - Maple Plain, Minnesota-based company Proto Labs says it will invest more than $25 million and add 170 new jobs at its facility in the Town of Cary in Wake County over the next five years. More

Poland's Zmorph recieves $1 million investment to ramp up production and expand worldwide

Jun.18, 2015 - Poland’s Zmorph have even been given a $1 million boost to ramp up their production capacity and move forward with a global expansion. The investment, which comes for Poland’s Warsaw Equity Group, will be used to increase the production of 3D printers to 1000 units per year. More

Siemens launches new Frontier Partner Program for 3D printing startups

Jun.17, 2015 - Called the Frontier Partner Program, the initiative is also Siemens’ own entry into the 3D printing industry. While they haven’t released the second part of the program yet, it will also add robotics into the mix in addition to 3D printing. More

University of Nottingham unveils jaw-dropping £2.7 million 3D printing lab

Jun.17, 2015 - University of Nottingham’s Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Research Group (3DPRG) opened a new laboratory for testing materials for 3D Printing and finding new ways where 3D printing can be applied to our everyday lives. More

Ministers of Education of 90 Countries visited China's AnyPrint 3D

May.29, 2015 - This month United Nations Educational Information Conference was held in China. UNESCO--United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - led Ministers of Education of 90 countries to visit Qingdao, China. More

Underwriters Laboratories to open S$8m global 3D printing center of Excellence in Singapore

May.22, 2015 - Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety solutions company, said on Thursday it will invest some S$8 million to open a Global Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Singapore. More

China’s Shining3D expands into bio 3D printing market, developing organic resins for 3D printers

May.21, 2015 - Shining3D has decided to spin-off Regenovo while seeking an investment of ¥30 million - roughly $4.8 million. Once the funding comes through, Shining3D will be a 55% stakeholder in the newly-public Regenovo Biotechnology. More

Shining 3D sells 6,300 sets of desktop 3D printers to Autodesk Asia

May.7, 2015 - Shining 3D Tech, the leading provider of 3D digitizing & 3D printing solution in China has just signed a major contract with Autodesk Asia PTE LTD on 3rd May, promising to manufacture and supply a massive 6,300 desktop 3D printers. More

Microsoft integrates Autodesk’s open 3D printing platform Spark into Windows 10

May.1, 2015 - Autodesk has announced that it will embed its Spark 3D printing platform into Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 10 operating system. Spark is the first open-source professional 3D printing software platform. More

HP expects to launch Multi Jet Fusion technology 3D printer line in 2016

Apr.20, 2015 - But despite the new developments from other developers, it appears that HP will still have a significant impact when they release the technology as a line of usable industrial-level 3D printers in late 2016. More

Makerbot shuts three retail stores and fires 20% of its employees

Apr.20, 2015 - Last Friday Makerbot posted an announcement on their website that confirms the rumors that have been circulating for weeks: that Makerbot has failed to hit certain economic targets and is forced to close down its three retail stores... More

3D printed water filters maker NanoSun enters US$3.14M JV with Chinese commercial giant CCIEC

Apr.12, 2015 - Start-up NanoSun have just signed an impressive $4.3 million deal with the state-owned Chinese corporation China Commerce Group for International Economic Cooperation (CCIEC). More

Autodesk backs Carbon3D's CLIP technology with $10M from Spark 3D printing Investment Fund

Apr.9, 2015 - Autodesk today announced that its 3D printing investment fund has invested $10 million in Carbon3D. Carbon3D first unveiled its technology on-stage at TED conference last month with an entirely new breakthrough 3D printing process... More

3D Systems China launches with acquisition of 3D printing sales & service provider Easyway Group

Apr.6, 2015 - 3D Systems announced today that it acquired Easyway Design and Manufacture Co. in China, including its wholly owned subsidiaries comprising the Easyway Group, creating 3D Systems China. More

Dutch 3D printing market worth €45M already, still have plenty of room for improvement

Mar.19, 2015 - As Sector Banker David Kemp from Dutch bank ABN AMBRO revealed, the Dutch 3D printing market is still in its infancy, though is already worth 45 million euros over 2015 while there are plenty of growth opportunities on the horizon. More

Formlabs opens office in Berlin, partners with iGo3D

Mar.16, 2015 - In response to growing demand in the EU market, Formlabs has opened its first office outside the United States in the heart of Berlin. and will offer greater service and support to Formlabs community in the EU. More

In-Q-Tel, CIA’s venture-capital arm, invests in 3D electronics printing platform Voxel8

Mar.5, 2015 - Voxel8, creator of the world's first multi-material 3D electronics printer, announced today that it has closed a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT). More

Japan-based Cyfuse raises $12 million for 3D human tissue printing

Mar.3, 2015 - Most recently, Japan-based Cyfuse Biomedical K.K, has developed a viable 3D printer for accurately producing synthetic 3D printed human tissue and have raised JP¥1.4 billion ($12 million) to further develop the technology. More

SOLS raises $11.1 million to bring 3D printed shoe insoles to consumers

Feb.27, 2015 - SOLS, the pioneer of custom mass manufacturing of orthotics, today announced the completion of an $11.1 million Series B funding to bring 3D-printed shoe insoles to consumer market. More

XYZprinting seeks partnership with Intel for its RealSense 3D scanning technology

Feb.2, 2015 - News surfaced from Taiwan that could lead to a combination of two of the most promising CES innovations over the coming year: XYZprinting’s 3D printer technology and Intel’s exciting RealSense 3D scanning innovations. More