ICYMI: As 2023 begins, the community continues to accelerate with announcements of production additive manufacturing applications including 3D-printed graphene armor, personalized gaming gear, and side view mirrors on the RAM 1500 concept vehicle. Speaking of acceleration and speed, new terabit and gigabit machines were introduced by re:3D and an Automation Ecosystem was unveiled by Formlabs. We also took a look back at the funding, acquisitions, and collaborations in 2022 focused on advancing technology and application of additive manufacturing.
Here’s a quick look at these stories and more.
Additive Manufacturing Growth: Review of 2022 Collaborations, Acquisitions, and Funding: As the community finds more applications, improves processes, and looks for new technology, solution providers are working to support additive manufacturing growth through collaboration, investment, and funding. Whether by opening new research facilities, building partner networks, acquiring companies, co-developing applications and technology, receiving grants, raising capital, or other activities, the additive manufacturing industry is committed to supporting 3D printing professionals in achieving their goals. READ MORE
Mighty Buildings Appoints Scott Gebicke as CEO: Mighty Buildings announced the appointment of Scott Gebicke as Chief Executive Officer. As Mighty Buildings advances from proof of product market fit to scaleup acceleration of 3D printing construction, Gebicke joins the company with a strong track record of manufacturing innovation. READ MORE
Premier Biomedical Inc., now known as Nova-Graphene Ballistics, Inc., Announces Agreements to Manufacture its Revolutionary 3D-Printed Ballistic Armor Using its Proprietary Graphene Production Methodology: Nova Graphene Ballistics partnered with Nova Graphene Inc. and Nova Graphene Canada, to unveil high quality, innovative products, using a low-cost 3D printing graphene production methodology. READ MORE
SPEE3D Brings Patented Cold Spray Technology to Australian Manufacturers Through Partnership With Nupress: SPEE3D announced its WarpSPEE3D printer will be hosted at the Nupress headquarters in Australia. The subscription model will provide Nupress clients in the mining, building, aerospace, defence, and medical industries access to SPEE3D’s patented cold spray technology to quickly print parts from 12 different metals. READ MORE
re:3D Releases UltiMachine ArchiMajor 32bit PCB in New Gigabot & Terabot 3D Printers to Boost Supply Chain Resiliency: re:3D announced the inclusion of UltiMachine‘s ArchiMajor 32bit control board and transition to Klipper firmware with the launch of Gigabot 4, Terabot 4, GigabotX 2 and TerabotX 2. Not only does this board increase Gigabot & Terabot processing power, but it supports better control of re:3D’s supply chain and electronics quality with a strong US manufacturing partner. READ MORE
Anker Unveils Its Best and Brightest Innovations at CES 2023: Anker Innovations, a global leader in mobile charging and consumer electronics, unveiled new products. Anker is proud to share that the several products were selected as CES 2023 Innovation Award Honorees including the AnkerMake M5 3D Printer. READ MORE
Personalize Gaming Gear: HyperX Announces HX3D: HyperX, the gaming peripherals team at HP Inc. revealed HX3D, a new program bringing gamers a range of ways to customize and personalize gaming gear by leveraging HP’s 3D printing technology. READ MORE
Braskem Acquires taulman3D Expanding its Portfolio of Materials for Additive Manufacturing Applications: PHILADELPHIA & LINTON, Ind./January 4, 2023– Braskem acquired taulman3D, a filament supplier. The acquisition of taulman3D is a complement to Braskem’s existing portfolio of next-generation filaments PE, PP, Carbon Fiber, Glass Fiber & Recycled Polymers, pellets, and powders designed specifically for 3D printing applications. READ MORE
With a Bold Vision for Precision Care, GE HealthCare Begins a New Era as an Independent Company: January 4, 2023 — GE HealthCare is now a 130-year-old startup. GE HealthCare completed its spinoff from parent company GE and began trading separately on the Nasdaq Stock Market (ticker: GEHC). READ MORE
Formlabs Introduces Automation Ecosystem to Enable Automated 3D Printer Fleets: Formlabs introduces the Automation Ecosystem to enable new levels of 3D printing productivity with Form Auto for back-to-back throughput, Fleet Control for advanced fleet management, and the High Volume Resin System for high-capacity printing. READ MORE
Zimmer Biomet to Acquire Embody, Inc.: Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Embody. Both companies have been leaders in the use of additive manufacturing (3D printing) technologies for medical applications. READ MORE
Ram 1500 Revolution Battery-electric Vehicle (BEV) Concept Unveiled at CES 2023: The Ram Truck brand introduced a road map at CES 2023 with its Ram 1500 Revolution Battery-electric Vehicle (BEV) Concept providing a glimpse into the future showcasing innovative features and technology including 3D printing. READ MORE
America Makes Awards 2022 Project Calls: Winning proposals address the evolving challenges of domestic supply chain: America Makes announced the winners of two recent project calls, the 2022 Rapid Innovation Call (RIC) and the Steel (HY-80) Wire-Arc Additive Heat Treatment (SWAAHT) project call, totaling $1.75M in funding. Winning proposals address the evolving challenges of the domestic supply chain and offer progressive solutions. READ MORE
Hear discussion on some of these stories during the next episode of AM News LIVE on January 9.