ICYMI: 2023 is starting strong for the additive manufacturing community with efforts in both workforce and leadership. Several 3D printing companies announced new leadership including Carbon, Coreform, Essentium, and 6K. Both Qualified3D and BCN3D announced programs with high school supporting STEM education efforts and the additive manufacturing workforce pipeline. Kokoni and BC3D released new machines while Nexa3D announced their laser sintering platform is now available commercially. Investment was also a high priority with ADDMAN Engineering acquiring Dinsmore, IperionX winning a DoD challenge to recycle titanium scraps into powder, and the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation. 2023 promises to be an exciting year of new solutions to accelerate the use of additive manufacturing.
Here’s a quick look at these stories and more.
OssDsign Reaches Milestone of 500 Patients Treated with OssDsign® Catalyst in the U.S.: OssDsign AB announced that 500 patients have been treated in the U.S. with the nanosynthetic bone graft, OssDsign Catalyst. Reaching the 500-patient milestone is a significant achievement in the effort to expand the product’s presence in the U.S. market. READ MORE
Introducing the New Generation of the BCN3D Epsilon Series: Optimized for superior performance: BCN3D Technologies introduced an upgraded version to the Epsilon Series 3D printers. A large part of elevated efficiency can be attributed to new and improved electronics. READ MORE
Nexa3D Starts Shipping Its High-Throughput Laser Sintering Platform, the QLS 820: Nexa3D announced commercial availability of its laser sintering platform additive production system, the QLS 820 with a print speed of up to 8 liters per hour and up to 20% packing density. READ MORE
ADDMAN expands polymer additive and quick-turn capabilities via Dinsmore acquisition: ADDMAN Engineering acquired Dinsmore & Associates, Inc.. The addition of Dinsmore broadens ADDMAN’s polymer production capability and is highly complementary to its existing additive and traditional manufacturing services. READ MORE
B9Creations Partners With Local Schools to Promote STEM Education: B9Creations launched a K–12 education division with tailored service and technology offerings. Now, B9Creations is partnering with Rapid City Area Schools (RCAS) to create a path for STEM education opportunities available to the nearly 14,000 students in the area as part of a new education initiative piloted at several schools in the district. READ MORE
Additive Manufacturing Hardware: 2022 Roundup of New Solutions: Additive manufacturing hardware solution providers were once again busy in 2022. Highlights included more options for printing bigger and smaller, printing electronics and composites, and a couple of open platforms to allow more material development for industry and researchers. READ MORE
Additive Manufacturing Materials: 2022 Roundup of Developments: Additive manufacturing materials are often the driver for new applications including production applications. In 2022, the AM community introductions of new materials for electronics, tissue fabrication, corrosive environments, consumer products, sporting equipment, and more. READ MORE
Additive Manufacturing Software: 2022 Roundup of Digital Solution Options: Additive manufacturing software today does much more than support design and file prep for the process. 2022 saw more integrations with other systems, features and cloud-based approaches. READ MORE
Former National Dentex Executive Brings Healthcare Industry Experience to Lead an Established & Growing Oral Health Organization: Carbon appointed Terri Capriolo as the Senior Vice President of Oral Health. READ MORE
Student Team Uses Micro Metal 3D Printing for Microgravity Experiment: Highschool students designing an experiment for the International Space Station is cool. Using advanced metal 3D printing technology to make it work is even cooler. READ MORE
IperionX Wins U.S. Air Force Titanium Recycling Challenge: IperionX won the U.S. Department of Defense’s National Security Innovation Network (“NSIN”) Air Force Research Laboratory (“AFRL”) Grand Challenge contract. IperionX will be eligible to produce titanium recycling powders from scrap materials and rejuvenate used or out-of-specification titanium powder for the AFRL. READ MORE
Epredia and Aiforia Join RegenMed Hub Innovation Accelerator, Expanding PHC Group Presence in Regenerative Medicine: PHC Group is expanding its presence in regenerative medicine by joining the RegeneratOR Innovation Accelerator. READ MORE
BIRD – Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial R&D Foundation to invest $8.4 million in 9 new projects: The Board of Governors of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation approved $8.4 million in funding for nine new projects between U.S. and Israeli companies. READ MORE
Additive Manufacturing Developments: 2022 3D Printing Advancements: Advanced manufacturing became more advanced in 2022 with additive manufacturing developments. New hardware, expanded material options, and software solutions from idea to post processing became available. READ MORE
Dennis Fehr, Seasoned Financial Executive Joins 6K as Chief Financial Officer and Rob Davies, Manufacturing Expert, Joins 6K Energy as Chief Operating Officer: 6K announced Dennis Fehr as chief financial officer of 6K and Rob Davies as chief operating officer of 6K Energy. READ MORE
Hear discussion on some of these stories during the next episode of AM News LIVE on January 23.