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  • Formlabs Acquires Pinshape, an Online 3D Printing Community/Marketplace

    Formlabs Acquires Pinshape, an Online 3D Printing Community/Marketplace

    By the time the Form 1 began shipping to Kickstarter backers, the market was already flooded with countless 3D printers built around the same basic plastic extruding technology.

  • The First Additive Manufacturing Facility in Space is Now Taking Orders from Earth

    The First Additive Manufacturing Facility in Space is Now Taking Orders from Earth

    The Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF), a 3D printer built by Made In Space that was last week installed on the International Space Station (ISS), is now open for business. The AMF is available to research and commercial entities for in-space experimentation, manufacture, and research.

  • General Electric Opens Yet Another New Facility: Advanced Manufacturing Works Has Grand Opening in Greenville, SC

    General Electric Opens Yet Another New Facility: Advanced Manufacturing Works Has Grand Opening in Greenville, SC

    It seems to be Additive Manufacturing April for General Electric, who, earlier this month, opened a $40 million Center for Additive Technology Advancement in Pittsburgh. Just prior to that, the company opened another factory in India, which, while not solely dedicated to 3D printing, includes the technology as one of its several manufacturing capabilities. If any doubt remained that the company is serious about 3D printing, it should vanish now, as GE Power has just opened another new facility, this time in South Carolina.

  • 3D Printed Buildings Can Improve the Planet, says Google's Eric Schmidt

    3D Printed Buildings Can Improve the Planet, says Google's Eric Schmidt

    The future of the earth and of mankind is a very topical right now, with movies depicting dystopian futures and technologists focusing on the the world's complete digital integration. All perspectives are currently being discussed at the prestigious Milken 2016 Global Conference in Beverly Hills, where more than 3,500 prominent politicians, technologists and celebrities have assembled.

  • CoorsTek to build $120 million Center for Advanced Materials in Golden

    CoorsTek to build $120 million Center for Advanced Materials in Golden

    CoorsTek will build a $120 million research-and-development and manufacturing facility in Golden, the technical ceramics maker announced Monday.

    The Center for Advanced Materials will consolidate and expand existing functions spread out among different facilities in Golden, a company spokesman said.

  • Researchers Invent Tougher Plastic

    Researchers Invent Tougher Plastic

    Your car's bumper is probably made of a moldable thermoplastic polymer called ABS, shorthand for its acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene components. Light, strong and tough, it is also the stuff of ventilation pipes, protective headgear, kitchen appliances, Lego bricks and many other consumer products. Useful as it is, one of its drawbacks is that it is made using chemicals derived from petroleum.