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Doing the numbers on 3D printing in aerospace

Doing the numbers on 3D printing in aerospace

The new LEAP engine contains 3D printed nozzles that improve efficiency by 15%. GE Additive, the 3D printing products and services division of industrial giant GE, is reporting brisk sales this week at the Paris Air Show for the next-generation LEAP jet engines. These new engines work with a variety of mid-range airliners including the […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →
New 3D printing method produces low-cost, high-quality medical implants

New 3D printing method produces low-cost, high-quality medical implants

The University of Florida researchers are building stronger, more comfortable and less expensive implants with a soft silicone printing process. Researchers from the University of Florida have devised a new process for 3D printing in soft silicone to manufacture medical implants like ports for draining bodily fluids, implantable bands, balloons, soft catheters, slings, and meshes. […]

By June 2, 2017 Read More →
3D Systems bundles 3DXpert with direct metal printers

3D Systems bundles 3DXpert with direct metal printers

The process of going from art to part with 3D printing is still cumbersome. 3D Systems today said it will start bundling its 3DXpert software with every model in its line of direct metal printers. The timing comes with announcement of a significant upgrade to the software, due to ship later this year.   3DXpert […]

By May 9, 2017 Read More →
Autodesk ceases Ember 3D printer production

Autodesk ceases Ember 3D printer production

While support continues, Autodesk has announced that future Ember development will be dependant on the 3D printing community. Autodesk recently announced that it has halted production of its Ember line of 3D printers. The company, best known for its large library of engineering and design software, will continue to provide customer support to current owners. […]

By April 27, 2017 Read More →
New Wohlers Report says 3D printing industry grew by 17% in 2016

New Wohlers Report says 3D printing industry grew by 17% in 2016

More than 90 manufacturers produced and sold industrial additive manufacturing systems in 2016. Metal 3D printing is almost 50% of the service market. The newest edition of the Wohlers Report on the state of the 3D printing industry shows worldwide revenue growth of 17.4% in 2016, to $6.063 billion. This is a drop from 25.9% […]

By April 4, 2017 Read More →
Materialise and Siemens forge Additive Manufacturing partnership

Materialise and Siemens forge Additive Manufacturing partnership

Siemens is fighting for leadership recognition in Industry 4.0 with GE; 3D printing is one battle in a larger war. 3D printing software specialist Materialise NV and Siemens PLM has entered into a partnership to improve the design and manufacture of parts using additive manufacturing. The two companies will work together to integrate Materialise technology […]

By January 17, 2017 Read More →
Designing wind musical instruments for 3D printing

Designing wind musical instruments for 3D printing

Researchers from Autodesk and Dartmouth College create software to design freeform wind instruments. A team of researchers has created Printone, a design software tool for creating 3D printed simple freeform wind musical instruments. Printone provides feedback as the user works in the interaction of shape and sound. Created by a team from Autodesk Research and […]

By December 19, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk rolls out first major release of Netfabb since acquisition

Autodesk rolls out first major release of Netfabb since acquisition

The 3D printing software toolkit includes new features for prepping models, print build optimization, and material optimization. Autodesk has just rolled out the first major release of Netfabb, the software toolkit for additive manufacturing (3D printing) professionals. Autodesk acquired Netfabb in 2015 as part of its aggressive move into the 3D printing market. The software […]

By October 11, 2016 Read More →
GE buys European 3D printing companies

GE buys European 3D printing companies

Design and Manufactured become inextricably linked as a new round of consolidation combine manufacturing and design companies. We’ve been talking about the disaggregation of markets with the blithe assumption no one would really know what the hell we’re talking about so we’d have a little bit of leeway to figure it out. But GE’s acquisition […]

By September 17, 2016 Read More →
Formlabs raises $35 million in venture capital B round

Formlabs raises $35 million in venture capital B round

Autodesk contributes to the funding and will engage in strategic collaboration with the start-up 3D printer maker. Start-up 3D printing maker Formlabs has raised $35 million in a series B funding round. Autodesk and Foundry Group were lead investors; Autodesk plans to “strategically collaborate” on software integration and joint marketing initiatives as part of Autodesk’s […]

By August 9, 2016 Read More →