Additive Manufacturing Industry News | Week 49 | 2022

Additive Manufacturing Industry News

Chinmay Saraf

Technical Writer, AM Chronicle
Chinmay Saraf is a scientific writer living in Indore, India. His academic background is in mechanical engineering, and he has substantial experience in fused deposition-based additive manufacturing. Chinmay possesses an M.Tech. in computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing and is enthusiastic about 3D printing, product development, material science, and sustainability. He also has a deep interest in “Frugal Designs” to improve the present technical systems.

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Bringing you up to speed with the week that went by in the world of Additive Manufacturing with the AM Chronicle weekly news update  

The round up of last weeks additive manufacturing news includes partnership between Lockheed Martin and Sintavia to advance metal additive manufacturing; ICON received contract from NASA to develop construction additive manufacturing technologies for lunar surface, Desktop Metal Installations of Additive Manufacturing Systems for Metal Parts Now Surpass 1,100 Units Worldwide, Fortius Metals Raises Seed Round of $2M from AM Ventures and much more.

FIU receives $3.2M from Army Corps of Engineers to research 3D printing Ultra-High Performance Concrete

FIU has received a $3.2 million grant from the Army Corps of Engineers to research the 3D printing of Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC). The innovative research looks to help military personnel and industry professionals create extra-strong, customized structures on demand.

Lockheed Martin And Sintavia Team Up To Advance Metal Additive Manufacturing

Lockheed Martin Corporation, (NYSE: LMT), and Sintavia, LLC, announced a collaboration to expand research of metal additive manufacturing (AM) opportunities as an alternative to castings and forgings.

Fortius Metals Raises Seed Round of $2M from AM Ventures to Bring Advanced Metal 3D Printing to the Aerospace Industry

Fortius Metals, Inc., an innovative metal 3D printing company, has announced today that it has closed on a priced seed financing round with AM Ventures. The $2M round will be used to scale manufacturing capacity, grow the company and accelerate its go-to-market strategy.

Desktop Metal Installations of Additive Manufacturing Systems for Metal Parts Now Surpass 1,100 Units Worldwide

Desktop Metal  announced the company has installed more than 1,100 3D printing systems for metal components worldwide.

DMG MORI, Illinois Tech plan advanced manufacturing center

Officials from DMG MORI and Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) announced their intention to establish a national center for advanced manufacturing, which aims to be one of the nation’s first joint university and industry academies to train, develop, and empower the advanced manufacturing workforces of the future.

Sparc advances commercial graphene additive manufacturing 

Construction is underway for Sparc Technologies’ new modular and scalable graphene-based additive manufacturing facility in Adelaide.

A new award from NASA will support ICON in developing construction technology that could be used on the Moon and Mars.
Credits: ICON/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

NASA, ICON Advance Lunar Construction Technology for Moon Missions 

NASA has awarded ICON, located in Austin, a contract to develop construction technologies that could help build infrastructure such as landing pads, habitats, and roads on the lunar surface.

Mikrocentrum and Brainport Development join forces to bring Additive Manufacturing to a global market

Mikrocentrum and Brainport Development are joining forces in Additive Manufacturing (AM). The cooperation is aimed at developing a “learning community” that contributes to the international positioning and competence development of each other’s target groups.

BICO Acquires Allegro 3D 

BICO has acquired all shares in San Diego based Allegro 3D LLC  for an enterprise value of 11 MUSD, including an earnout component of 5 MUSD contingent on Allegro 3D’s financial performance in the coming two years.

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Chinmay Saraf

Technical Writer, AM Chronicle
Chinmay Saraf is a scientific writer living in Indore, India. His academic background is in mechanical engineering, and he has substantial experience in fused deposition-based additive manufacturing. Chinmay possesses an M.Tech. in computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing and is enthusiastic about 3D printing, product development, material science, and sustainability. He also has a deep interest in “Frugal Designs” to improve the present technical systems.