Markforged Cleared of Desktop Metal IP Infringement Claims

Reading Time: 15 minutes In March, Desktop Metal filed a lawsuit against Markforged for allegedly copying portions of its patented metal 3D printing processes. Last week, a federal jury decided to clear Markforged of both IP infringement allegations, marking a major victory for the defendant.  UPDATE (7/30/18) – Court Clears Markforged of IP Infringement Accusations Earlier this year, two of…… Continue reading Markforged Cleared of Desktop Metal IP Infringement Claims

Futuristic Metal 3D Printed Motorcycle Frame Teased by BMW

Reading Time: 3 minutes Carmaker BMW showed a 3D printed motorcycle frame at their Digital Day 2018 in Munich, an S1000RR superbike with a frame and swing arm fabricated using metal powder laser melting. Don’t Miss: BMW to Establish Additive Manufacturing Campus in Munich Every year, the BMW Group hosts a Digital Day at their illustrious headquarters in Munich.…… Continue reading Futuristic Metal 3D Printed Motorcycle Frame Teased by BMW

Skateboard Trucks Optimized for Downhill Racing with Metal 3D Printing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Engineering student Philipp Manger designed a pair of custom skateboard trucks for downhill racing — combining topological optimization and lattice structures — and had them 3D printed in metal. Downhill longboarding is an extreme sport combining skateboarding and surfing, capable of speeds of more than 90 miles per hour. Naturally, optimizing your gear for performance…… Continue reading Skateboard Trucks Optimized for Downhill Racing with Metal 3D Printing

Metal 3D Printing Experienced 80% Growth in 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes Additive manufacturing of metals grew rapidly between 2016 to 2017, driven by improved technologies and processing. The sale of metal additive manufacturing systems increased by 80% in 2017 compared to 2016. Specifically, around 1,768 metal 3D print systems were sold in 2017 compared to 983 systems in 2016. These are the findings of the new…… Continue reading Metal 3D Printing Experienced 80% Growth in 2017

3D Hybrid Solutions Adds Metal 3D Printing Capabilities to CNC Machines

Reading Time: 3 minutes The California-based company 3D Hybrid Solutions is offering three metal 3D printing tools for CNC machines, including Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM), Laser Metal Deposition (LMD), and Cold Spray toolheads.  Ever since 3D printing emerged onto the manufacturing scene, many have debated whether or not the technology could eventually displace CNC milling as the king of…… Continue reading 3D Hybrid Solutions Adds Metal 3D Printing Capabilities to CNC Machines

Students 3D Print Efficient Single-Piston Engine from Titanium

Reading Time: 2 minutes Engineering students from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, have taken to 3D printing a single-piston internal combustion engine from Titanium for their entry in the 2018 Shell Eco-marathon Asia. Students from the engineering department at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, have turned to 3D printing to enhance their entry into this year’s Shell…… Continue reading Students 3D Print Efficient Single-Piston Engine from Titanium

Aurora Labs Paves Way for Faster Metal 3D Printing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Australian metal 3D printing company Aurora Labs has made some visible progress toward the development of new rapid metal 3D printing technology. Dubbed Medium and Large Format Printer, the process could significantly speed up the 3D printing of large metal parts. In a press release 3D metal printing company, Aurora Labs, has just announced a…… Continue reading Aurora Labs Paves Way for Faster Metal 3D Printing

Desktop Metal Unveils Live Parts Generative Design Tool for SOLIDWORKS

Reading Time: 3 minutes Desktop Metal is partnering with Dassault Systèmes to develop Live Parts, a new generative design tool. This experimental technology is exclusive to SOLIDWORKS users, and aims to simplify generative design for 3D printing.  This week in Los Angeles, some of the most innovative names in 3D printing and CAD software have joined together at SOLIDWORKS World 2018.…… Continue reading Desktop Metal Unveils Live Parts Generative Design Tool for SOLIDWORKS

Researchers use X-rays to Understand and Avoid Metal 3D Print Defects

Reading Time: 3 minutes Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers used X-rays to learn more about 3D printing defects and understand how to print 3D metal parts without defects. Using 3D printing to create metal parts for cars, ships or planes has many advantages such as enabling manufacturers to create complex parts on-the-spot. However, there is still…… Continue reading Researchers use X-rays to Understand and Avoid Metal 3D Print Defects

Personalized 3D Printed Rotors on Schaffen Wristwatches

Reading Time: 3 minutes Schaffen Watches debut their new collection on Kickstarter with two extremely customizable wristwatches, the A65 Dress Watch and the S65 Sport Watch. Don’t Miss: 12 Kickstarter 3D Printer Projects Live Right Now Recently launched on Kickstarter is the “world’s first truly customizable timepiece”. Schaffen Watches is a company using 3D printing to personalize your watch.…… Continue reading Personalized 3D Printed Rotors on Schaffen Wristwatches

Renishaw Metal 3D Printed Sundial Installed in Berkeley Castle Gardens

Reading Time: 2 minutes Inspired by the 12th-century Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, UK, this metal 3D printed sundial is a high-tech slice of history. Installed on a pedestal in the castle grounds, visitors can enjoy the ‘dial for themselves. Back in the summer of 2017, fundraising group Friends of Berkeley Castle held a summer party in the grounds of…… Continue reading Renishaw Metal 3D Printed Sundial Installed in Berkeley Castle Gardens

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