Gloucestershire, UK: Renishaw, a manufacturer of industrial metrology and additive manufacturing (AM) machines, has reported a 25.7 percent increase in revenue for its financial year ended 30th June 2017, as compared to the previous financial year.

Gorinchem, Netherlands: Damen Shipyards Group has partnered with Rotterdam’s Additive Manufacturing Lab (RAMLAB) to develop the first 3D printed ship propeller certified by Bureau Veritas.

Singapore: 3D Metalforge Private Limited unveiled its end-to-end 3D metal additive manufacturing centre (AMC) in Singapore, which will provide a complete suite of in-house metal printing solutions and services—ranging from design and engineering, to printing, post-production and finishing.

Taiwan: Additive manufacturing (AM) system supplier Optomec announced an agreement with Taiwanese machine tool supplier Tongtai Machine & Tool Company to integrate Optomec’s Lens Print Engine and add 3D metal printing capability to Tongtai’s 5-axis AMH-350 (Additive Manufacturing-Hybrid) vertical milling machine.

Jiangsu, China: Metrology system and metal 3D printing machine manufacturer Renishaw announced the signing of an agreement with FalconTech Co Ltd as a solutions centre partner and distributor for its additive manufacturing (AM) technology in China.

Manufacturing in the United States (US) would be the ninth-largest economy in the world, when taken alone. The manufacturing industry was valued at US$2.1 trillion in 2014, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, International Monetary Fund. By Jonathan Chou

Victoria, Australia: Researchers at Australia’s Deakin University have successfully 3D printed a boron nitride nanotube and titanium (BNNT) composite.

England: The recently announced 2017 edition of Renishaw’s QantAM software brings improvements to the slicing, support, and simulation of models for 3D printing.

Getting a sensitive space satellite antenna bracket to operating optimally means calling additive manufacturing to the rescue. By Terence Oh, Vice President (Asia Pacific), EOS Singapore.

Worldwide: The global additive manufacturing (AM) industry saw a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.9 percent or over US$1 billion to $5.17 billion in 2015. The CAGR for the industry has been at 26.2 percent over the past 27 years, according to a report released by Wohlers.

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