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Sutrue uses Concept Laser metal 3D printing in device for keyhole surgery

Using Concept Laser Mlab cusing technology specialist developers at Sutrue, a cardiovascular device design company, have 3D printed a tool to be used in heart operations. The automated suturing device helps surgeons to stitch together tissue after an operation – a process that has remained largely unchanged since the 1st century BC.

GE Acquires 3D Printing Firms for US$1.4 Billion

Arcam AB and SLM Solutions to “bring two different, complementary additive technology modalities as individual anchors for a new GE additive equipment business."
General Electric (NYSE:GE) announced its US$1.4 billion acquisition of two European firms specializing in 3D printing technology: Arcam AB and SLM Solutions.

ULA ATLAS V ROCKET LIFTS OFF WITH 3D PRINTED PARTS

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS) supported a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, launched yesterday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Atlas V rocket flew serial production 3D printed parts enabled by Stratasys support and technology. The 3D printed parts highlight the ability to replace metal components with 3D printed lightweight thermoplastic components.

AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES AND STRATASYS DELIVER WORLD'S FIRST JET-POWERED, 3D PRINTED UAV IN RECORD TIME

  • According to Dan Campbell (pictured) from Aurora Flight Sciences, the new UAV is believed to be the largest, fastest, and most complex 3D printed aircraft ever produced Leading provider of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles leverages the power of 3D printing to reduce design and build time by 50 percent
  • 3m wingspan UAV is 80% 3D printed, with lightweight Stratasys materials key to breaking speeds of 150mph

Metal Technology (MTI) Partners With NASA To 3D Print Rocket Engine Parts

NASA Rocket Engine chamber and nozzle 3D printed by Metal Technology (MTI) from Inconel 718 alloy with integrated conformal cooling passages.Metal Technology, a custom manufacturing company specializing in reactive, refractory, and high temperature metals headquartered in Albany, Oregon, announced today that it is collaborating with NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) to develop the next generation of rocket engines.

Few organizations are as busy integrating 3D direct metal printing into their engineering and design work as NASA. NASA currently has multiple business units working on projects as part of an effort to leverage best practices using digital manufacturing methods, including 3D metal printing.

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