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APWorks Launches the World’s First 3D Printed Motorcycle

Press Release - APWorks


Airbus APWorks has launched the ‘Light Rider’: the world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle. Media outlets report that 50 of these cycles have been built and have an MSRP of $56,095. Full Article

In Interview with Smart Manufacturing, HP Gives More 3D Printing Details

Assistant Editor Kristen Golembiewski


HP’s unveiling last week of two new 3D printers, a post-processing station and a slew of solutions aimed at changing the industrial 3D printing marketplace left some questions hanging in the air. Smart Manufacturing sat down with Stephen Nigro at SME’s RAPID conference in Orlando, FL, to ask how its new partnerships will work, when people can expect to see a functional Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) system on the shop floor, and what HP is bringing to the marketplace. Full Article

At RAPID, HP Shows Production-Ready 3D Printing System

Kristen Golembiewski, Smart Manufacturing Assistant Editor


Eighteen months after HP announced its Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) system, the company chose SME’s RAPID event in Orlando, FL, to announce a production-ready 3D printing system, encompassing prototyping, short-run manufacturing, software, and post-processing. HP displayed the printers and post-processing station, as well as plastic and ceramic printed objects, at the 3D printing conference. Full Article

EOS Founder Dr. Hans J. Langer receives SME Additive Manufacturing Industry Achievement Award at RAPID 2016



RAPID 2016, Orlando, FL, (date) — Dr. Hans J. Langer, founder and CEO of EOS GmbH, the global technology and quality leader for high-end additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, received the SME Additive Manufacturing Industry Achievement Award at RAPID 2016 in Orlando, on Thursday, May 19. Full Article

To Enable Mass Customization, 3D Printing Needs New Rules, nScrypt CEO Says

Brett Brune, Smart Manufacturing Editor


NScrypt Inc., a maker of micro-dispensing and 3D printing systems, won the RAPID 2016 Innovation Auditions, held Tuesday at SME’s additive manufacturing conference in Orlando, FL, after describing its nScrypt 3Dn 500PF product as the most advanced 3D printer on the market. Eight innovators competed, giving five-minute talks that were judged by a panel of technology experts, as well as people attending the event. Full Article

Stratasys Launches Universal Design-to-3D Print Application, GrabCAD Print

Press Release - Stratasys


Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today unveiled a bold, new software strategy designed to make 3D printing significantly easier, more intuitive and highly accessible. The approach is powered by a new, open architecture “design-to-3D print” workflow application, GrabCAD Print* – residing on the popular GrabCAD SaaS platform and supported by a community of more than 3 million designers, engineers and students. Full Article

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