Printing Money Episode 17: Recent 3D Printing Deals, with Alex Kingsbury

Printing Money is back with Episode 17! Our host, NewCap Partners’ Danny Piper, is joined by Alex Kingsbury for this episode, so you can prepare yourself for smart coverage laced with witty banter. Alex and Danny discuss reseller market consolidation, muse and lament about recent venture capital (VC)-funded outcomes, and talk strategic divestments. Because the last couple of episodes were focused on public company earnings and market data, there were a lot of VC and investment deals to discuss on this episode! See the timestamps below for all of the companies we cover, and please enjoy Episode 17.

Enhancing metal AM production speed using laser beam shaping and NExP-1 material

Material producer Equispheres Inc. and 3D printer manufacturer Aconity3D pushed the limits of their 3D printing machines and materials, building on their previous announcement of improving the metal 3D printing production speed by 3x. They used Aconity3D printing equipment with laser beam shaping and Equispheres’ NExP-1 AM powder to achieve an enhanced production speed, exceeding the 430 cm3/hr for a single laser.

Equispheres and Xact Metal unlock Additive Manufacturing for researchers and SMEs

A team from the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is using technologies from Equispheres, Inc, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and Xact Metal, State College, Pennsylvania, USA, to bring aluminium Additive Manufacturing to its facility. The ideal combination of powder and machine supplier is said to demonstrate that metal AM can be accessible to SMEs, academia and research facilities.

Army announces winners of xTech’s third international competition

The U.S. Army xTech Program announced the top-five winners of the third annual international prize competition. Scouring the globe for the newest innovations from companies outside the U.S., the Army xTech Program helps equip the American Soldier with game-changing technologies capable of overcoming Army challenges.

Expanding the boundaries of 3D printing parts for space

Crews and supplies regularly travel to the International Space Station, Space X’s Falcon 9 rocket has launched more than 100 times, and the US shuttle program ran 135 missions. Nonetheless, there’s nothing routine about the controlled explosions that blast people and cargo into space. Nor is there anything routine about the extreme conditions faced by humans and equipment once outside the protective bubble of the earth’s atmosphere.

Equispheres Recognized as HackerNoon’s Startup of the Year in Ottawa

HackerNoon Reporter: What are some of the goals you’re looking forward to accomplishing in 2022?
In 2021, we demonstrated that our material is capable of faster printing, which reduces part costs for our customers. In 2022, Equispheres will continue working with our partners in the automotive, aerospace and defense sectors to qualify our materials for more industrial applications…

3D Printing Camaraderie Returns in Full Force at AMUG 2022

Within the 3D printing industry, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference is like no other. As the group’s motto goes, it is “for users, by users.” That results in an exclusive environment where the love for the technology and the community is palpable.

Mitsubishi Gas Giant to Distribute Metal 3D Printing Powders from Equispheres

Since it was founded in 2015, Canadian firm Equispheres has expanded its reach within the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. This has included significant amounts of funding, as well as big name clients, such as Lockheed Martin. Now, the metal powder manufacturer has achieved another crucial partner in Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (abbreviated “TNSC” and traded on the TYO as 4091), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical. The gas giant will aid Equispheres in distributing its aluminum powders in the Japanese market.

Finalists for TCT Awards 2022 revealed

The TCT Group has announced the finalists for the 2022 TCT Awards, with the likes of Volkswagen, PepsiCO, Safran and Tetra Pak all in contention.

Winners within the 11 categories will be recognised on the evening of June 8th during a formal awards ceremony hosted by television presenter and tech enthusiast Jason Bradbury at Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Other highlights of the evening include the latest inductions into the TCT Hall of Fame and the TCT Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award.