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3D Printing Trade Association – Carbon 3D Raises $260 Million

Reports emerged back in April that the Redwood City, California-based company was seeking to raise up to $300 million, which we now know was in the ballpark. This round takes Carbon’s total raised to $680 million and follows its $200

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Metal 3D Printing Trends In 2019 – Association of 3D Printing

As recently as three years ago, no metal 3D printing systems cost less than $500,000 to implement. Realistically, most metal printers — including purchase, installation, and support — cost north of a million dollars. A high high cost when you’re

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3D Printing Trade Association News – Israeli Scientists 3D Print A Human Heart!

In what the Israeli media is calling a “world’s first,” scientists at Tel Aviv University have 3D printed a small heart using human tissue that includes vessels, collagen, and biological molecules — a breakthrough, according to Haaretz, that they hope

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3D Printing News – More On Nasa And 3D Printing

NASA once again is embracing 3D printing. Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering announced that NASA has awarded a three-year, $5.2 million contract to its National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence, or NCAME, to develop additive manufacturing processes and

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3D Printing Trade Association – Interesting 3D Printing Trend

3d printing organic

Part of what keeps 3D printing on the cutting edge, despite its ups and downs, is that new materials open up wide avenues of possibility. This year MIT researchers succeeded in 3D printing genetically programmed bacterial cells, compatible with most

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3D Printing For Metal And Glass

Jan Schroers, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Yale University and Desktop Metal, Inc., in Burlington, Massachusetts, USA, along with colleagues point out that 3D printing of thermoplastics is highly advanced, but the 3D printing of metals is

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3D Printing Trends – 4 Trends In 3D Printing To Watch

1. Consumer Market Being Beaten Up At the consumer electronics show, there was an endless sea of companies offering inexpensive consumer models, each looking identical to the next. It appears they may be late to the party. 2015 marked the

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