Stratasys, Ricoh ink agreement to provide on-demand 3D-printed anatomic models

Stratasys has signed an agreement with Ricoh to provide on-demand 3D-printed anatomic models for clinical settings.

The world’s tiniest 3D printer is smaller than a match — Interesting Engineering

The printer is so small that the material it needs to print its structures has to be added with a needle, writes Loukia Papadopoulos. Here is the link:

Freeform raises $41M

Los Angeles, Calif.-based 3D metal printing company Freeform has raised a $41 million Series A round. 

Stratasys acquires Riven

Stratasys has acquired Berkeley, Calif.,-based quality assurance software startup Riven.

Siemens, Desktop Metal join forces for additive manufacturing adoption

Siemens and Desktop Metal have inked a multi-faceted partnership aimed at accelerating the adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) for production applications.

U.S. Navy opens Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Virginia

The U.S. Navy celebrated the formal opening of its Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) within the State of Virginia’s Center for Manufacturing Advancement (CMA) on the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) campus in Danville, Virginia, recently. 

Glowforge raises $43M

Seattle-based Glowforge has raised $43 million in funding.

Ultimaker and MakerBot merge into a 3D printing giant — Techradar

MakerBot and Ultimaker, two of the biggest names in the 3D printing industry, are merging into one big corporation, writes Cesar Cadenas. Here is the link:

Adaptiiv collaborating with HP and Varian for 3D printed medical devices

Adaptiiv is collaborating with HP and Varian, a Siemens Healthineers company, on personalized cancer care for U.S. patients with 3D printed medical devices.

Biden announces AM Forward program to foster adoption of additive manufacturing — Forbes

President Biden is announcing the Additive Manufacturing Forward (AM Forward) program, a partnership between several large U.S. original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and some of their small and medium enterprise (SME) suppliers...

PNNL researchers use seaweed solutions to make inks and materials

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) say they have developed seaweed-based inks and materials for developing colorful 2-D and 3-D shapes and models. 

Mantle raises $25M

Metal 3D printing technology company Mantle has raised a Series B funding round of $25 million.

U.S. Navy to install 25 Stratasys F900 3D printers over next five years —...

The U.S. Navy is set expected to take delivery of eight Stratasys 3D printers by the end of this year as part of a 20 million USD contract that will see...

Department of Defense awards ExOne $1.6M rugged 3D printers contract

ExOne has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense contract to develop a fully operational, self-contained 3D printing “factory” housed in a shipping container.

You can get a 3D printed studio (yes, a printed apartment) for just over...

A tiny California startup is looking to printers to solve the housing crisis – actually, a very large 3D printer, writes Jeferson Graham. Here is the link:

This unfeasibly tiny 3D printed Star Trek ship can move under its own power...

A team of researchers at Leiden University have been testing their microscopic 3D printer, writes Katie Wickens. Here is the link:

Team Penske, Stratasys extend technical partnership

Stratasys has inked a new multi-year technical partnership agreement with Team Penske.

Blackstone Resources develop 3D-printed solid state batteries

Blackstone Resources plans to produce 3D-printed solid-state battery cells at scale.

Researchers at Columbia University working on multi-material additive manufacturing

Researchers at the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, are working on a technique that lets printing with different materials using additive manufacturing processes feasible.

University of Minnesota: Engineers 3D-print sensors onto organs

A technique developed by University of Minnesota researchers allows 3D printing of hydrogel-based sensors directly on the surface of organs, such as lungs—even as they expand and contract.

Relativity Space raises $140M

Relativity Space, a company building an autonomous rocket factory and launch services for satellites, has closed a $140 million Series C funding round.

U.S. Army Research Lab selects 3D Systems to build world’s largest metal 3D printer

3D Systems has been awarded a $15 million contract by the Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory to create the world's largest, fastest, metal 3D printer.

Carbon raises $260M

Digital manufacturing platform company Carbon has raised over $260 million in a funding round.

Stratasys gets Pantone Validated designation

Stratasys has signed a new agreement with Pantone, which makes the 3D printing solutions provider officially designated as Pantone Validated.

Lockheed Martin wins $5.8 million Office of Naval Research 3-D printing research contract

Lockheed Martin and the Office of Naval Research are exploring how to apply artificial intelligence to train robots to independently oversee—and optimize—3-D printing of complex parts.

Desktop Metal raises $65M

Metal 3D printing company Desktop Metal has raised $65 million.

Digital 3D-manufacturing company Carbon raises $200 million

Digital 3D-manufacturing company Carbon has raised $200 million in Series D funding.

GE Additive acquires GeonX

GE Additive  has acquired GeonX, a privately-owned developer of simulation software. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

Techniplas opens additive manufacturing center in California

Techniplas, a company that provides design and manufacturing of automotive products and services, has opened an additive manufacturing center in Ventura, California. The manufacturing Center will deliver lighter and stronger parts, as...

DARPA choses organizations for transformative design project

PARC, a Xerox company, has been chosen as part of a team of organizations including Siemens, Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), and Michigan State University (MSU) by the DARPA TRAansformative DESign...

Xometry raises $15 million

On-demand manufacturing platform Xometry has raised $15 million in funding. The investment was led by BMW i Ventures, with participation from existing investors GE Ventures and Highland Capital Partners. Zach Barasz from...

GE Additive creating world’s largest laser-powder additive manufacturing machine

GE Additive says it is creating the world’s largest laser-powder additive manufacturing machine. Tailored for the aerospace industry, the machine will be able to print in a “build envelop” of one...

Boom Supersonic, Stratasys sign partnership for 3D printing aircraft parts

3D printing and additive manufacturing company Stratasys and Boom Supersonic have inked athree-year technical partnership, where Boom will use 3D printing for the production of advanced tooling and production-grade aircraft parts. Boom...

Arevo raises $7M Series A round

Arevo, a Santa Clara, California-based company that develops technology to enable direct digital additive manufacturing of ultra-strong composite parts for end-use applications, has raised a $7 million Series A funding round led by Khosla...

A 3D-printed autonomous car with cognitive computing capabilities is now operational…

Arizona-based automaker Local Motors, a vehicle technology integrator and creator of 3D-printed cars, has introduced the first self-driving vehicle that comes with the cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson. The vehicle, called 'Olli,' can carry...

Airbus Group deploying Dassault additive manufacturing platform

Airbus Group, after a two-year benchmarking process, is extending its use of Dassault's business experience platform to its additive manufacturing programs, integrating design, simulation and production. Airbus will deploy Dassault's collaborative design and simulation...

HP Launches Two Commercial 3D Printers

HP has unveiled a commercial 3D printing system - the Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution - designed for model shops and 3D print service bureaus. The company is launching two new 3D printers; the Jet Fusion 3D 3200 printer, ideal...

First Material Created In Space – NASA 3D-Prints Objects On ISS

The first 3D printer built to operate in space successfully began manufacturing on the International Space Station (ISS) early Tuesday morning. This is the first time that hardware has been additively manufactured...

MakerBot 3D Printers Come To Staples, Fry’s

MakerBot 3D printers and filaments will now be available at electronics retailer Fry’s Electronics and Staples. Makerbot printers and filaments will also be available online from these retailers. will also offer...

HP Gets Into 3D Printing

HP is getting into 3D printing, with the launch of a 3D printer that the company says will be ten times faster than the models currently available, as well as a new...

MakerBot Starts Shipping Replicator Z18 3D Printer

MakerBot is now shipping the company's largest 3D printer, the the Replicator Z18 3D. The Z18 3D printer has a large z-axis that produces 3D prints up to 18 inches in height (which is also how the printer gets it name). The build volume is 12-inches length by 12-inches width x 18-inches height. The printer is priced at $6,499.

Dovetailed 3D Printer Can Print Edible Fruits

Cambridge UK-based design studio Dovetailed has developed a 3D printer that can print edible fruit. The company is using spherification at the backend, which is a molecular gastronomy technique that can turn liquids into spheres.

MakerBot Starts Shipping Replicator Mini 3D Printer

MakerBot is shipping the Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer, the company's fifth generation 3D printers. The printers have an on-board camera to monitor its 3D printing via the MakerBot Mobile app; and features the MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder. The MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer is priced at $1,375.

Stratasys Establishes Advisory Board For 3D Printed Teeth

Stratasys, a 3D printing company, and makers of the MakerBot 3D printers, has established a dental advisory board for digital dentistry.  The advisory board is expected to develop research and content that supports the...

Researchers Invent 3D Printing Tools To Make Teddy Bears Out Of Wool

A new type of printer developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research Pittsburgh can turn wool and wool blend yarns into fabric objects that people might enjoy touching.  The device looks...

Dell To Sell MakerBot 3D Printers

Dell will offer MakerBot Replicator 3D printers and scanners to its existing portfolio of Dell Precision workstations as part of a distribution agreement. The agreement provides exclusivity by Dell; MakerBot Replicator 3D printers will be the only FDM technology sold through Dell’s small business channel in the United States.

Photoshop Gets 3D Printing Capabilities, MakerBot Integration

Adobe has unveiled 3D printing capabilities in Adobe Photoshop CC, available immediately, as part of a major update to Adobe Creative Cloud. The 3D printing capabilities integrated in Photoshop CC lets users...

MakerBot 3D Printer Driver Available On Windows 8.1

The MakerBot 3D printer will now work with Windows 8.1, with the company releasing a new driver. The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D printer now comes with built-in support for Windows...

NASA Fires 3D-Printed Rocket Engine Piece With 20,000 Pounds Thrust

The largest 3-D printed rocket engine component NASA ever tested blazed to life during an engine firing that generated a record 20,000 pounds of thrust. The component tested during the engine firing,...

MakerBot Launches Desktop 3D Scanner

Desktop 3D printing company MakerBot has launched a desktop 3D scanner, the MakerBot Digitizer, costing $1,400. The MakerBot Digitizer takes a real-life object, scans it using a camera and two lasers, and creates a...