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Michael Petch
Michael Petch
Michael Petch is the editor-in-chief at 3DPI and the author of several books on 3D printing. He is a regular keynote speaker at technology conferences where he has delivered presentations such as 3D printing with graphene and ceramics and the use of technology to enhance food security. Michael is most interested in the science behind emerging technology and the accompanying economic and social implications.

CFM International, a joint venture between Safran and GE, has taken orders for 1,658 LEAP and CFM56 engines at this week’s Paris Air Show. Valuing the orders at book value means the deals for the 3D printing enabled engines are wo [...]

At the Paris Air Show today, GE announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Switzerland’s Oerlikon. The deal will see GE Additive and 3D printing enterprises Concept Laser and Arcam EBM work together to accelerate the i [...]

It is arguable that the expected uptake of VR has been slower than expected. This may in part be due to cost of the necessary computing power. Inspired by a request from an orthopedic children’s hospital in Nepal, HRDC, a Lake Pla [...]

A $6 million state-of-the-art 3D printing facility is planned for the the city Visakhapatnam in India. Also known as Vizag, the city is the financial capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The additive manufacturing center [...]

Additive manufacturing will be used for large-scale production in the aerospace and defense industry under a newly announced collaboration between Dassault Systèmes and Airbus APWorks. Dassault Systèmes are leaders in 3D design so [...]

Artists working across a range of digital media, including 3D printing, will take part in the 3rd annual 3D Web Fest on Friday 30th June in San Francisco. The annual event showcases leading 3D web artworks with live presentations [...]

3D printer manufacturer SLM Solutions Group AG, based in Lübeck, Germany, has announced a deal with Italy’s BeamIT. BeamIT are a leading contract manufacturer and work with the automotive, biomedical, aeronautic and aerospace indu [...]

3D printed buildings made by California’s Contour Crafting have gained a firmer foundation with new investment from concrete formwork specialists, the Doka Group’s investment arm. “Very soon, we’ll have the first series-ready depl [...]

Apple has just been granted almost 70 new patents, including new 3D mapping technology. The latest batch of technical documents gives some insight into what the Cupertino, California based company has in store for the future. The [...]

HP has announced a major new deal with a leading Chinese 3D printing company alongside news of rapid expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Of today’s news, Stephen Nigro, President of 3D Printing, HP Inc. said “No region, has more [...]