Burloak Technologies and MDA sign new five year deal to 3D print satellite components 

Canadian manufacturing service bureau Burloak Technologies and communications company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) have agreed to collaborate in order to develop 3D printed satellite parts.  The deal will see the companies continue their ongoing partnership for at least another five years, using additive manufacturing to optimize the design and manufacturability of a range of

3D printing industry news sliced: Makerbot, Medtronic, Xometry, Sintavia, Formnext, MACH and more 

In this edition of Sliced, the 3D Printing Industry news digest, we cover the latest business developments, partnerships, and acquisitions across our industry.  Today’s edition features some of the biggest names in the industry, with updates on 3D printing events, a number of acquisition deals, a software beta invitation, and even a Swarovski 3D printed

E3D launches subtractive toolhead for desktop hybrid manufacturing

Leading hotend manufacturer E3D has launched a new subtractive toolhead for use with its Motion System and ToolChanger – the ASMBL tool. The ToolChanger has been available for a year now, and allows users to automatically change toolheads mid-print. With it, the production of multi-material, multi-resolution parts is completely automated. Printheads and extruders are swapped

Oregon researchers develop lego-inspired 3D printed healing ‘bone bricks’ 

Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) have 3D printed miniature Lego-style ‘bone bricks,’ which are potentially capable of healing broken skeletal tissue.  The researchers’ tiny hollow blocks, which are only the size of a small flea, serve as scaffolding onto which both hard and soft tissue can regrow. Moreover, the stackable nature of the

Raytheon awarded $841K to advance 3D printed military optics

America Makes, an additive manufacturing innovation organization managed by the U.S. Department of Defense, has announced aerospace firm Raytheon Technologies as the awardee of its Additive for eXtreme Improvement in Optical Mounts (AXIOM) Project Call. For its submission titled ‘Topology Optimized Reflective Optics’, the Raytheon team will receive a total of $841K in funding. The

Shapeways launches new 3D printing service with BASF subsidiary Forward AM

3D printing marketplace Shapeways and global chemical producer BASF have announced a partnership that allows customers to access Forward AM’s materials via a new co-branded website.  Shapeways will use its proprietary technology to introduce clients to Forward AM’s materials, in addition to integrating BASF’s production partners and service bureaus into its order fulfilment process. The

Mini-Cubes successful in 3D printing flight-ready mini satellites

Miniature satellite manufacturer Mini-Cubes, with the help of 3D printing service provider CRP USA, has developed and produced three 3D printed, flight-ready PocketQubes. The satellites were manufactured out of a carbon fiber reinforced composite material, Windform XT 2.0, using polymer SLS technology. According to Mini-Cubes, it is the first company in the world to employ

Titan Robotics and Braskem launch new polypropylene pellets for industrial 3D printing 

Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem has partnered with 3D printer manufacturer and service provider Titan Robotics to launch a new polypropylene (PP) resin.  Developed as part of the companies’ ongoing collaboration, the pellet-based polymer is the first commercially-available PP to be specifically engineered for Titan’s Atlas line of dual extrusion 3D printers. What’s more, the material

Renishaw launches latest 3D modeling software – FixtureBuilder 8.0

UK-based engineering firm Renishaw has announced the launch of FixtureBuilder 8.0, the latest version of the company’s 3D fixture modeling software. Packed full of new features and improvements, the software is available to purchase now through the Renishaw distribution network. Prospective customers can also try out a free 30-day trial from the company’s website. FixtureBuilder

New 3D printing jobs at MyMiniFactory, RMT and Link3D, new appointments at Physna, Fehrmann and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our 3D printing jobs and career moves update for the additive manufacturing sector. If you are looking for a new position in the industry, we keep our 3D Printing job board updated with the latest positions. You can easily apply to any of the posted jobs after creating a