Category Archives: America Makes

3D Systems Figure 4 selected for US Air Force research

The Figure 4 3D printing platform from 3D Systems continues to find new applications. Under a new initiative announced today, US Air Force-sponsored research will look at how 3D printing can be used in the aircraft maintenance supply chain. Figure 4 is high accuracy and high speed modular 3D printing platform that permits a significant […]

America Makes and ANSI call for input on final additive manufacturing roadmap

Above a year after Version 1.0, America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have released a preliminary final draft of the AMSC Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing. Ahead of the final publication date, scheduled for June 2018, the roadmap is open to public comments concerning necessary revisions and clarification. Comment can be sent to amsc@ansi.org […]

3D Printing news Sliced, Ripple, Verizon, HP and Hyundai

Today’s Sliced asks the following questions: What is Verizon doing to bring 3D printing to education? How can 3D printing help detect diseases? And what does the cryptocurrency have to do with 3D printing crowdfunding? Ripple funds 200 3Doodler projects Ripple, the company behind the cryptocurrency of the same name, recently donated a total of […]

US Navy metal 3D printing for battleships

The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) is bringing the Navy closer to 3D printing metal parts for vital air, ground and sea platforms. The ONR has awarded Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) a two year $2.6 million contract, with a $3.8 million option, to ensure the manufacturability of metal 3D printed parts. The contract is […]

Interview: Executive Director, DMDII – protecting 3D printing from cyber threats

How do you product 3D printing enterprises against cyber-security risks? Earlier this month the Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute (DMDII) launched a a $750,000 Cyber Hub for Manufacturing intending to tackle the issue of cyber-espionage attacks against the manufacturing sector. The seed funding comes from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the project […]

Interview: Executive Director, DMDII – protecting 3D printing from cyber threats

How do you product 3D printing enterprises against cyber-security risks? Earlier this month the Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute (DMDII) launched a a $750,000 Cyber Hub for Manufacturing intending to tackle the issue of cyber-espionage attacks against the manufacturing sector. The seed funding comes from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the project […]

3D printing news Sliced, Black Panther, Disney, Ford, BASF and Continental

How is the fictional Kingdom of Wakanda funding 3D printing across the US? Which university has managed to build the world’s first 3D printed titanium internal combustion engine? And who has the Air Force Research Laboratory funded for the development of materials for aerospace components? This edition of 3D printing news Sliced features BASF, ANSYS, […]

Sunata software by Atlas 3D streamlines design engineering for 3D printing

Atlas 3D, the publisher of cloud-based additive manufacturing tools has released its Sunata print preparation software for Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) 3D printing. The Sunata software computationally calculates the best orientation and the necessary support structures for metal 3D printing. Using patent-pending Thermal Circuit Network (TCN) technology, Sunata aims to save users both money […]

Real-time metal 3D printer monitoring at El Paso awarded in $900K ARL grant

Two metal 3D printing projects at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) have been awarded funding in a nine-hundred thousand dollar grant from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). With problem-solving objectives, the projects look to develop a method of monitoring and auto-correcting powder-bed fusion based processes, and to enhance the mechanical properties of […]

Department of Energy unveils $3 million prize in solar power innovation contest

3D printing’s ability to rapid iterate designs is highlighted by the US Department of Energy (DoE) in a new competition. Via the DoE the US government is sponsoring a $3 million prize competition for inventors and entrepreneurs who can accelerate the US solar industry through rapid prototyping, 3D printing, and proof-of-concept testing. Funded by The […]