Additive manufacturing company ExOne Co. has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense contract to develop a fully operational, self-contained 3D printing “factory” housed in a shipping container.
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EnvisionTEC CEO Al Siblani—whose firm is being purchased by Desktop Metal—discusses photopolymers’ move from prototyping to production. He gets into how he sees the sale will impact his company, as well as Desktop Metal and the 3D printing market in general. For the uninitiated, he also patiently explains how the 3d printing of polymers has progressed over the years. Last but not least, he details EnvisionTEC’s plans for growth—and asserts that the cost of 3D printing has reached a point where it is disrupting plastics.
Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has been a game changer in how products are designed, produced and manufactured. But 3D printed parts don’t just come out of the machine ready to use, sometimes intensive manual post-processing is required. Jeff Mize, CEO of PostProcess Technologies, sits down with Chris Mahar, Associate Editor, to discuss their automated post-processing technology and how fully digitalized additive manufacturing is further benefiting the industry.
Thanks in part to its pro-business policies, strong workforce, and trade infrastructure, Florida ranks among the nation’s top 10 states for manufacturing.
Desktop Metal, Inc. said it agreed to acquire EnvisionTEC, a provider of volume production photopolymer 3D printing solutions for end-use parts, for total consideration of $300 million.
Formlabs, known for its line of desktop stereolithography (SLA) printers, is looking to expand its 3D printing reach with availability of its new Fuse 1 benchtop industrial selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer. Under development for nearly seven years, the Fuse 1 marks a notable change for Formlabs as they expand into a new additive manufacturing process.
EOS said it has launched EOS Affirms, a new student scholarship program that aims to help minority groups and people of color pursue and complete STEM educational programs.
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Stratasys Ltd. said it has acquired U.K.-based RP Support Ltd. (RPS), a provider of industrial stereolithography 3D printers and solutions.
ESPRIT CAM, a computer-aided manufacturing software developed by DP Technology that supports a variety of CNC machines, has extended its existing partnership with France’s Technical Centre for Mechanical Industry (CETIM) to include additive manufacturing.