Terry Wohlers and Tim Caffrey, Wohlers Associates Inc.
Additive manufacturing is receiving unprecedented attention from the mainstream media, investment community, and national governments around the world. This attention reached a pinnacle when 3D printing was mentioned by President Barack Obama in his February 2013 State of the Union address. (Many, including us, use the terms “additive manufacturing” and “3D printing” interchangeably.) Full Article
RapidFit, Inc. (part of the Materialise Group), a provider of additive manufactured (3D printed) fixture solutions for the automotive industry, announced today that it has completed the purchase of Advanced Machining Ltd. located in Chesterfield Township, Michigan. Full Article
NAMII, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), proudly recognizes an existing membership upgrade and welcomes seven new members. Full Article
Stratasys and MakerBot expected to drive faster adoption of desktop 3D printing by extending the
Stratasys product offering to include a full range of 3D printing capabilities
Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster
Beam me up, Scotty. This revolution is real.You’ve probably heard about 3D printing, where an item is built, layer by layer, by a printer based on a digital model. Conceptually, these so-called printers work in a similar way to the sci-fi transporter in the Star Trek series, materializing things into matter one particle and layer at a time. Full Article