Thermwood Offers Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) Line

Rapid 2018: The systems can 3D print and trim large, near-net-shape reinforced thermoplastic composite parts. 

Tracks and Trends in Additive Manufacturing

RAPID + TCT 2018 provides a cross-section of the additive manufacturing sector, with conference tracks for AM novices through experts.


Optomec Appoints Vice President of Business Development

Jamie Hanson, a former machine tool industry COO, is joining the additive manufacturing system supplier. 


SLM Solutions Adds Sales Partner in Canada

Spark & Co. will be supplying SLM Solutions’ metal additive manufacturing equipment line to customers in Canada. 

Polymer AM

Applying Material Like Toner Promises AM at Speeds Like Injection Molding

The Stratasys-founded company Evolve debuts its STEP technology for production-scale additive processing.


UnionTech Offers Large-Frame RSPro 1400

Rapid 2018: The stereolithography 3D printer supports dual-laser printing. 

Metal AM

BeAM Modulo 400 Offers Compact Directed Energy Deposition

Rapid 2018: The five-axis system offers DED capability and peripherals within a compact footprint. 


BigRep, BASF Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

The large-format 3D printing technology provider and the global chemical company will work together to develop materials and printers for industrial customers.

Polymer AM

AMUG Conference Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Record Attendance

Photos capture some of what I saw at the event this year. As this event continues to grow, it will need to adapt in order to continue to fulfill its valuable and long-standing role of serving AM’s users.


3D-Hybrid's Metal AM Tools Integrate into CNC Machines

3D-Hybrid’s wire-arc AM, laser metal deposition and cold spray tools reduce the cost of metal AM, increase speed and offer new capabilities such as multi-material parts.


Accepting the AM Revolution at Baker Industries

Making a case for AM integration whenever it makes sense is the standard at Baker Industries.


Additive Industries Expands into UK, Ireland

The company will open a center in the U.K. to provide sales and service for its metal additive manufacturing equipment and software.

Polymer AM

Multi-Orifice Nozzle Improves Polymer 3D Printing Throughput

Rapid 2018: Manufactured by Strangpresse, the nozzle adjusts during printing to the desired bead size.