Category Archives: Business

Techniplas integrate Sharebot 3D printers into future car manufacturing

Techniplas, a key provider of manufacturing solutions for the automotive industry, has announced a tooling production partnership with Italian 3D printer developer Sharebot. With the partnership, Techniplas hopes to reduce the cost of producing jigs and fixtures used on vehicle assembly lines, boosting operational yields via “flexible manufacturing cells.” Make manufacturing future-proof Under the agreement, […]

SLM Solutions announces largest single contract in the history of company

SLM Solutions Group AG, has received an order worth up €43 million ($52M USD). The deal is for 50 machines from the SLM 280 series of metal additive manufacturing machines. The contract will be fulfilled over multi-year period spanning 2017 – 2020. The contract is an important landmark in the Lubeck, Germany based company’s ongoing […]

3D printing news Sliced GE, Stratasys, Renishaw, Rolls-Royce, Autodesk and EOS

In this 3D printing news digest, we have updates from Hinckley, A*Star, Rolls-Royce, UBC Okanagan, BioBots, University of Saskatchewan, Fraunhofer IPA, GoPrint3D, EOS, Candid, Stratasys, 3DCeram, Circuit Launch, University of North Florida, Protea, Thor3D, the Univeristy of Nottingham, General Electric, Modeclix, Renishaw and Autodesk Electric yachts, smart collaboration and funding boosts Maine-based yacht manufacturer Hinckley […]

3D printing news Sliced GE, Stratasys, Renishaw, Rolls-Royce, Autodesk and EOS

In this 3D printing news digest, we have updates from Hinckley, A*Star, Rolls-Royce, UBC Okanagan, BioBots, University of Saskatchewan, Fraunhofer IPA, GoPrint3D, EOS, Candid, Stratasys, 3DCeram, Circuit Launch, University of North Florida, Protea, Thor3D, the Univeristy of Nottingham, General Electric, Modeclix, Renishaw and Autodesk Electric yachts, smart collaboration and funding boosts Maine-based yacht manufacturer Hinckley […]

Investment in 3D bioprinting and tech demo centers advances

Investment in the 3D printing industry is picking up again after the summer break. In this round-up of recent additive manufacturing business and investment news we look at fund raising plans for several 3D bioprinting ventures, investment in high-tech centers across the world and increasing collaboration designed to bring additive manufacturing to end use production. […]

Chinese city registers all Additive Manufacturing industries to ensure “social security”

Authorities in Chongqing, Southern China have announced that they will require all 3D printing companies based in the city to register with local police. Xinhua, China’s state news agency, reported that the objective of the measure is to both keep dangerous and illegal products from the public, whilst also controlling the production and sales of […]

3D printing business roundup: Canada Makes, HP, Collplant, CRP Group

Building toward some of the biggest events in the 3D printing industry calendar, additive manufacturing companies are announcing their latest business deals including new investments, partnerships and international distribution. In this article, we review recent activity from Canada Makes, EOS, CRP Group, HP, Nano Dimension, Thales Group, A*STAR and CollPlant. Canada Makes partners with 3D design […]

£4 million invested in Hobs Group for development of AI and 3D printing

The Hobs Group, an association of four businesses including Hobs Studio – “the largest 3D printing bureau in the UK”, has acquired an additional £4 million capitol investment from the UK’s £2.5 billion Business Growth Fund (BGF). The money adds to a prior £7 million contributed to the Hobs Group by BGF in 2014. Sites […]

French 3D printing giant Prodways acquires Interson-Protac

3D printer machining manufacturer and industrial solutions company Prodways Group, part of Groupe Gorgé, has announced that it will be acquiring a 75% stake in fellow French company Interson-Protac. The small company of 47 employees based outside Montpelier, is a medical device manufacturer. Its expertise is in 3D printed hearing aid tips and made-to-measure ear […]