Q3 2022

🤓 Maintaining the largest product database in the AM industry is no easy task, but somebody’s gotta do it (jk, we love it).

We constantly scour the internet for product announcements in order to keep our product catalogs up to date.

It’s an important part of our mission to facilitate the research, evaluation, and purchase of AM systems for companies worldwide.

Summer months were, as usual, quite slow in terms of product launches but activity picked up in September, notably with the IMTS trade show in the US.

Here are our 4 takeaways:

⚙️ HP unveiled its long-awaited metal 3D printer for production, the Metal Jet S100

🌐 Two impressive products were launched in the coveted “affordable 3D scanner” segment: the peel 3 (< $10k) and the Einstar (< $1k)

🇫🇷 French startup 3Deus Dynamics introduced the 3Deus Light, based on their groundbreaking Dynamic Moulding print technology.

⚒️ Mantle launched the P-200, their end-to-end metal AM system for precision tooling, based on their hybrid TrueShape technology combining CNC machining with 3D printing.

Do you see anything missing below? Feel free to contact us!

June 2022

It’s AM Product Release time again! What happened in June?

Some highlights:

🎯 Creaform launched a new Elite version of their HandySCAN SILVER lineup (starting at $27.9K), offering better accuracy and precision with blue lasers instead of red ones.

🦾 WAAM3D released a huge, 2x2x2m metal wire manufacturing system integrating a robotic arm. It looks like a mini factory!

🌲 3ntr finally unveiled its Sequoia high-temp 3D printer– 1 cubic meter of build volume for high-performance materials.

🍰 Last but not least, we’re super happy to see marine coré baillais launch the Patiss3 pastry 3D printer. Can’t wait to try some of its creations!

Do you see anything missing in our timeline below? Feel free to comment or send us a message!” Posted by Aniwaa on LinkedIn.

Featured brands: Ulendo, Obico, Evatronix, Creaform, Lithoz, ANYCUBIC, Wematter, WAAM3D, Lithosys, Velo3D, 3ntr, La Pâtisserie Numérique, DLyte

May 2022

“From what we have seen, May was quite a slow month in terms of product releases! Here are a few highlights nonetheless.

🌎 Professional resin 3D printer manufacturer RAYSHAPE launched its brand new Shape 1+ series with a host of post-processing solutions for resin washing and curing. RAYSHAPE is seeking partners to distribute this new lineup in European and North American markets!

💃 Stratasys announced an exciting new version of its full-color J850 for the fashion industry called the “TechStyle” (nice wordplay ?) as well as two composite-ready FDM 3D printers (F190CR and F370CR).

🎋 Bambu Lab launched its X1 3D printer on Kickstarter, promising an impressive set of features for an MSRP of just $1K: LiDAR-aided automatic calibration, built-in AI-based layer inspection, active vibration compensation, a 60°C heated chamber, 250mm/s print speed, and a lot more. We’re very curious about this printer!

🔹 Revopoint 3D also just launched a new product on Kickstarter- the MINI. It’s a blue light scanner that will be available at an MSRP of $769 with an announced precision of up to 0.02mm.

Did we miss anything?

We look forward to seeing what comes up throughout June.” Posted by Aniwaa on LinkedIn.

Featured brands: Stratasys, gCreate, Bambu Lab, Digital Metal, Farsoon, Photocentric, Admatec, Revopoint.

April 2022

“⏰ Time to look back on last month’s AM product announcements!

There have been busier months, but April was nonetheless active with several announcements in the resin AM sector.

💧 3D Systems Corporation namely introduced a huge SLA build volume of 750 × 750 × 550 mm, and Nexa3D further diversified its high-speed printer range with a more affordable solution for designers and engineers.

🦾 On another note, 3D printer distributor Evo3D announced interesting packages, bundling up KUKA arms, Ai Build software, and Dyze Design pellet extruders. Smart!

French manufacturer COSMYX 3D (which, via parent company VS Projects, backs exciting nonprofit projects) also launched a bigger version of the successful Nova 3D printer, the Super Nova.” Posted by Aniwaa on LinkedIn.

AM Product Releases in April 2022.

Featured brands: Velo3D, 3D Systems, Nexa3D, Peopoly, Phrozen, Evo 3D, Cosmyx, BFW.

March 2022

“Time to look at last month’s AM product releases! What happened in March? ?

🌊 Teu2tec GmbH announced a pellet-based robotic 3D printing arm that can 3D print underwater!

🔀 After simplifying the envisionTEC GmbH lineup under a new brand called Desktop Health, Desktop Metal did the same with ExOne’s metal 3D printers (their sand BJ printers are still under the ExOne brand.)

💎 Shining3D launched the FreeScan UE Pro, a metrology-grade laser 3D scanner that now features integrated photogrammetry.” Posted by Aniwaa on LinkedIn.

AM Product Releases in March 2022.

Featured brands: Teu2tec, Desktop Metal, EPSON, Dentsply Sirona, kurtz ersa, ANYCUBIC, B9 Creations, Shining 3D, PostProcess Technologies, AddUp.

February 2022

“With 15 product launches, the pulse of the AM industry is picking up a bit after a very quiet January.

Some key facts:

🛠️ Desktop Metal keeps executing on its aggressive M&A strategy with the release of the Einstein Series dental 3D printers (upgraded EnvisionTEC solutions, released under the Desktop Health brand) and the commercial launch of their much anticipated P-50 production system.

🇯🇵 Japanese giant conglomerate Mitsubishi announced the AZ600, an industrial-grade metal AM system based on DED print technology.

🌐 Artec introduced the latest version of its flagship Leo, a powerful and versatile handheld 3D scanner (fully wireless).

Our team is always on the lookout for product announcements to keep our marketplace up to date.” Posted by Martin on LinkedIn.

AM Product Releases in February 2022.

Featured brands: Desktop Health, AMESOS, eazao, Fluicell, Vision Miner, Fusion3, HeyGears, Mitsubishi Electric, Desktop Metal, Conflux, Viaccess-Orca, Senvol, B9Creations, Artec3D.

January 2022

“While the AM industry is a bit dormant now– especially after all the formnext fever and holiday season– it’s been a pivotal moment for the resin 3D printer market. Formlabs and Carbon both revamped their flagship series, respectively releasing the Form 3+ and M3.

The microfabrication industry also welcomed two new micro 3D printers from Nanoscribe and Multiphoton Optics.

Last but not least, Eplus3D added another large build volume to their metal PBF lineup, and PostProcess Technologies introduced their VORSA support removal machine for FDM parts.” Posted by Aniwaa on LinkedIn.

AM Product Releases in January 2022.

Featured brands: Formlabs, Eplus3D, Multiphoton Optics, Nanoscribe, Carbon, PostProcess Technologies.