Category Archives: 3D Printing

BASF Expands 3D Printing Division with Two Acquisitions

Materials manufacturing for the 3D printing industry is no longer for small operations. Increasingly over the past several years, more and more large chemical companies have jumped into the niche additive manufacturing (AM) market. German chemical giant BASF is among those moving to produce materials for AM, and it’s just acquired two smaller companies to instantly expand its 3D printing material portfolio. With the purchase of Advac3D Materials and Setup Performance SAS, BASF New … Continue reading

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Six finalists announced in Ontario’s global challenge to reduce greenhouse gas pollution – Ontario Centres of Excellence

TORONTO, May 7, 2018 – Today, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) announced the first cohort of finalists for Ontario’s Solutions 2030 Challenge – a global call for innovators to propose solutions that could help Ontario industry reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution. The initiative is part of the province’s broader TargetGHG program, which is administered by OCE on behalf of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate … Continue reading

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Atomize This: Metal Powder From This Canadian Plant Will Fire Up The 3D Printing Revolution

Ehteshami expects the additive industry — including materials, machines and services — to grow from $7 billion today to $80 billion in a decade. Arcam and Concept Laser — both of which GE Additive acquired controlling stakes in last year — shipped 200 printers in 2016. Ehteshami expects to ship 500 machines this year, and GE Additive’s revenues are estimated to reach $1 billion by 2020. “The numbers are just jumping, and the demand … Continue reading

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Sergey Sall, a physicist: ”If we adopt these technologies, need for oil and gas will be reduced tenfold”

Power generating systems that do not require gas or oil fuel, in other words, any energy, but they produce energy themselves… Sounds fantastic. However, such plants have already been developed, tested and patented by scientists from different countries. For example, car engines running on this system do not require refuelling with gasoline or any other fuel, and it is quite easy to assemble them. If these discoveries promise such great benefit to the world, … Continue reading

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iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Apple’s Expensive Secrets

2017 is the year the iPhone gets a major upgrade. We already know about its radical redesign, but now there are further details on what could be its most significant new feature – and the additional cost it brings… The source is none other than KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo (famously dubbed “the best Apple AAPL -0.22% analyst on the planet”). In a new report obtained by 9to5Mac, Kuo says Apple will finally introduce wireless … Continue reading

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Mimicking nature’s cellular architectures via 3D Printing

Nature does amazing things with limited design materials. Grass, for example, can support its own weight, resist strong wind loads, and recover after being compressed. The plant’s hardiness comes from a combination of its hollow, tubular macrostructure and porous microstructure. These architectural features work together to give grass its robust mechanical properties. Harvard and MIT researchers 3-D printed lightweight hexagonal and triangular honeycombs (pictured here), with tunable geometry, density, and stiffness using a ceramic … Continue reading

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Turkey’s manufacturing industry goes big with 3D Printing

Three-dimensional (3D) printing technologies enjoy growing commercial potential with a global market expected to increase from $3.7 billion to $10.4 billion by 2021, according to a BBC Research study. With the initiatives of Gebze Technical University (GTÜ) and Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey’s first 3D printing technology center will be set up this year, and is projected to increase domestic and high-added value production in Turkey. The center will be working on to fulfill … Continue reading

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Is This The Biggest Commodity Story Of 2016?

Lithium saw its price triple in 2016, and cobalt—another massively important element in the lithium-ion battery—rose almost 50 percent in the same year, and is poised to become the next critical metal as the world sits on the edge of an energy revolution driven by mainstream electric vehicles, battery gigafactories and power walls. Together, lithium and cobalt are the most alluring investment duo on the global market, and we’re only getting started. Supply is … Continue reading

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This Time, 3D Printer Makers Think They’ve Found a Sweet Spot

by Olga Kharif, August 4, 2016 — 5:00 AM EDT, Updated on August 4, 2016 — 11:31 AM EDT HP says new device cheaper, works 10 times faster than rivals’ 3D Systems’ Joshi says business evolving to ‘light production’ 3D printing has long been a cool technology in search of a huge market. The industry may have found one in mass production. Because of its high cost and slow pace, 3D printing’s use in … Continue reading

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New dissolvable Metal support enables 3D printing of complex metallic Structures

Researchers have fabricated dissolvable carbon steel structures using 3D printing technology that can provide temporary support for components of larger stainless steel structures made by additive manufacturing. The first-of-its-kind soluble metal support is subsequently removed via electrochemical etching in nitric acid with bubbling oxygen, as described in an article in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. The article “Dissolvable Metal Supports for 3D Direct Metal Printing ” demonstrates an application of this novel approach, in … Continue reading

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