Category Archives: Business

Velo3D and Praxair partner to develop metal additive manufacturing powders

California-based metal additive manufacturing technology company Velo3D has partnered with Connecticut’s Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc. (PST), a producer of specialty alloy-based powders, to develop and qualify process parameters for its materials. “PST is constantly looking for ways to help expand the number of applications that are addressable by metal additive manufacturing, and Velo3D is a great company […]

BP identifies ‘transformational’ potential of 3D printing in oil & gas

British multinational oil and gas company BP has confirmed it is using 3D printing to manufacture components for its petrochemicals business. The company previously began integrating additive manufacturing to produce parts within its chemicals division, including agitators used inside catalytic reactors. According to recent comments from David Eyton, BP’s head of technology, “3D printers are fantastic […]

3D Printing Industry Review of the Year September 2018

The month of September met a variety of additive manufacturing shows such as IMTS, TCT, as well as New Scientist Live. The 3D printing industry also saw many technological advancements aiming to accelerate industrial metal additive manufacturing. This includes EOS’s M300 series of direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) 3D printers and 3D Systems and GF […]

Titomic signs MoU with Lasting Titanium to accelerate industrial metal additive manufacturing

Titomic, an Australian additive manufacturing company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shaanxi Lasting Titanium Industry Co. Ltd, the largest manufacturer and exporter of titanium powder in China, to accelerate Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF). The TKF process involves a titanium cold-spray technique developed by the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation […]

Optomec strengthens metal additive manufacturing hold through acquisition of Huffman

Optomec, the American company behind LENS additive manufacturing and Aerosol Jet Printing technology, has acquired Huffman LLC, a CNC and laser cladding machine supplier and service provider from Clover, South Carolina. Though full terms of the acquisition remain undisclosed, Optomec has confirmed that this strategic move seeks to leverage Hoffman’s wealth of experience in the […]

Kasto supports NextGenAM project with post-processing solutions

Kasto, a German sawing machine manufacturer, has joined the NextGenAM project, to support the acceleration of industrial 3D printing. The initial project partners, Premium Aerotec, Daimler, and EOS, intend to use Kasto’s post-processing system, KASTOwin, to optimize the latter of metal 3D printing. The KASTOwin system Founded in 1844, KASTO has pioneered technology in sawing and storing […]

Hobs 3D acquires Canon UK 3D printing business

Hobs 3D, a UK-based 3D printing service bureau, has announced that it has acquired the 3D printing assets of Canon UK, a subsidiary of the Japanese optical and imaging product manufacturer Canon Inc.  In partnership with Hobs 3D, Canon UK hopes to utilize the service bureaus resources to serve its customers in 3D printing. James Duckenfield, […]

Voxeljet reports latest financial results

Voxeljet, a German 3D printer manufacturer, has announced financial results for Q3 2018. According to the report, total revenues decreased from €7.12m in Q3 2017 to €7.39m for the current reporting period, a fall of 3.6%. It further shows a general decline in the Systems segment of voxeljet, whereas the Service segment has shown an […]