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Desktop Metal, has been awarded seminal patents for its Separable Supports technology which make it easy to remove support structures from metal 3D printed parts. more

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Sigma Labs has announced the publication of a US Patent Application titled ‘Multi-sensor quality inference and control for additive manufacturing processes’. more

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OPM OsteoFab implants

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Advanced materials science specialist, Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) has announced it has been granted a patent from the European Patent Office (EPO) for its invention on a ‘Customized Implant for Bone Replacement’. more

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Has an official Samsung social media account just announced Samsung's first foray into 3D printing? more

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A patent filed in May 2014 suggest they may well be, but is this just another pipe dream or the hardware giants taking 3D printing deadly seriously? Daniel O'Connor ponders... more

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3D printing titan Stratasys has successfully defended the validity of its patents for FDM 3D printing in a request made by Afinia. more

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Boeing files patent to support the 3D printing of replacement parts for aircraft as its revealed there are currently around 20,000 3D printed parts on board the company's fleet. more

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Chuck Hull has been honoured by being shortlisted for a European Inventor Award by the European Patent Office. more

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Optomec Jet Aerosol Solar lab System

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A US patent has been awarded to Optomec's latest aerosol jet additive manufacturing technology for complex builds in hard-to-reach areas. more

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3D printing inventor Chuck Hull will be inducted into the National Inventors' Hall of Fame in May, joining the ranks of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison. more

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CTO of 3D Systems Chuck Hull has been honoured with a prestigious award for his services to technology as the founding father of 3D printing. more

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Scott Crump - the inventor of FDM and Chairman and CIO of Stratasys - is set to talk future-proofing the 3D printing market at TCT Show + Personalize. more

Manufacturer and distributor of 3D printing technologies EnvisionTEC has announced the appointment of its new CFO. more

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The MakerBot and Stratasys merger was confirmed today but what benefit could this give you, the end user? Daniel O'Connor takes a look at some of the Stratasys patents that could give MakerBot another boost. more

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So MakerBot and Stratasys merging was pretty big news, Personalize brings you the highlights of a hectic press conference in this round-up. more

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The music has stopped yet again for Massive Dynamics in the great game of management musical chairs and Oscar Hines is out. Rose Brooke and Daniel O'Connor revisit the story that's got TCT readers talking. more

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The Government has launched a consultation for setting up a 'superfast' patent process, which could enable patents to be granted in 90 days. more

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EFF are using crowdsourcing website AskPatents.com to question some 3D printing patents they believe will stifle innovation in the technology. more

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