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New 3D Printing Technique Produces 'Living' 4D Materials

New 3D Printing Technique Produces 'Living' 4D Materials

External Company Press Release
BASF Acquires 3D Printing Service Provider Sculpteo

BASF Acquires 3D Printing Service Provider Sculpteo

To continue to expand its position as a leading service provider in the additive manufacturing sector, BASF New Business GmbH has formally agreed to acquire the online 3D printing service provider Sculpteo.
External Company Press Release
MakerBot Launches METHOD Materials Development Program

MakerBot Launches METHOD Materials Development Program

MakerBot announces the METHOD Materials Development Program and MakerBot LABS Experimental Extruder for METHOD to enable 3D printing with a wide range of engineering-grade materials from leading filament suppliers.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 20, 2019
3D Printed Bulletproof Material

3D Printed Bulletproof Material

A lightweight material full of holes is nearly as hard as diamond. The mere dents left by speeding bullets prove it.
External Company Press Release
EOS to Develop CO Laser Solution for Industrial 3D Printing

EOS to Develop CO Laser Solution for Industrial 3D Printing

EOS is showcasing its Fine Detail Resolution technology for processing polymers for the first time. EOS is therefore the first manufacturer to develop a solution for powder-based industrial 3D printing using a CO laser.
External Company Press Release
First Mycusini 3D Choco Printers Have Shipped

First Mycusini 3D Choco Printers Have Shipped

The startup Print2Taste has kept its promise in its second Kickstarter campaign. Several backers already received their 3D Choco printer.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 19, 2019
Bionic Hand Made in Ten Hours

Bionic Hand Made in Ten Hours

A bionic hand can be made to measure in 10 hours and can grip using a moveable thumb. Designers and engineers have been able to entirely 3D Print the device with embedded electrical circuitry to seamlessly connect sensors and actuators.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 18, 2019
Test Date for Rocket with Largest 3D Printed Combustion Chamber

Test Date for Rocket with Largest 3D Printed Combustion Chamber

Launcher Inc has scheduled the first full-scale test of its E-2 rocket engine for mid-2020 after securing a $1.5M award from the U.S. Air Force and taking delivery of the world's largest 3D printed combustion chamber.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 15, 2019
Formlabs Launches New Dental Business Unit

Formlabs Launches New Dental Business Unit

This one printer allows for a growing list of more than 10+ dental applications. Users can switch seamlessly between a library of resins with a no-hassle cartridge system. Each application is validated and tested by a team of dental experts to ensure quality and accuracy.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 14, 2019
Multimaterial 3D Printing Manufactures Complex Objects, Fast

Multimaterial 3D Printing Manufactures Complex Objects, Fast

A new technique called multimaterial multinozzle 3D printing uses high-speed pressure valves to achieve rapid, continuous, and seamless switching between up to eight different printing materials, enabling the creation of complex shapes in a fraction of the time currently required using printheads that range from a single nozzle to large multinozzle arrays.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 13, 2019
Find out how next week in Santa Clara at the IDTechEx Show!

Find out how next week in Santa Clara at the IDTechEx Show!

November 20-21, 2019, Santa Clara
3D Printing Progress
Nov 13, 2019
Large Integrated Circuits Produced in Printing Press

Large Integrated Circuits Produced in Printing Press

Researchers have shown for the first time that it is possible to print complete integrated circuits with more than 100 organic electrochemical transistors.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 12, 2019
The Weird and Wonderful World of 3D Printing

The Weird and Wonderful World of 3D Printing

3D printing has been touted as being a manufacturing cure-all for a whole host of different applications. The reality is very different, but this doesn't stop the onslaught of news articles proclaiming 3D printing to be the answer. Here's a roundup of the weird and wonderful world of 3D printing in 2019.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 11, 2019
Access to 3D Modeling Through Touch-Based Display

Access to 3D Modeling Through Touch-Based Display

With the goal of increasing access to making, engineers have collaborated with members of the blind and visually impaired community to develop a touch-based display that mimics the geometry of 3D objects designed on a computer.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 7, 2019
3D-Printed Plastics With High Performance Electrical Circuits

3D-Printed Plastics With High Performance Electrical Circuits

Engineers have embedded high performance electrical circuits inside 3D-printed plastics, which could lead to smaller and versatile drones and better-performing small satellites, biomedical implants and smart structures.
External Company Press Release
Optomec Delivers 500th Industrial 3D Printer

Optomec Delivers 500th Industrial 3D Printer

Optomec, Inc has delivered its 500th Industrial 3D printer. The machine is installed at a division of General Electric, which now counts more than 20 Optomec systems in use across GE business units including aviation, healthcare, power, and oil & gas.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 6, 2019
Living Skin Can Now be 3D Printed With Blood Vessels Included

Living Skin Can Now be 3D Printed With Blood Vessels Included

Researchers have developed a way to 3D print living skin, complete with blood vessels. The advancement is a significant step toward creating grafts that are more like the skin our bodies produce naturally.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 5, 2019
3D Printing Used to Make Glass Optical Fiber Preform

3D Printing Used to Make Glass Optical Fiber Preform

Researchers have developed a way to use 3D printing to create a preform that can be drawn into silica glass optical fibers, which form the backbone of the global telecommunications network. This new fabrication method could not only simplify production of these fibers but also enable designs and applications that weren't possible before.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 4, 2019
How to Create Self-Cleaning Surfaces Via 3D Printing

How to Create Self-Cleaning Surfaces Via 3D Printing

It is becoming more and more obvious that 3D printing is more than just an interesting toy to be used at tech fairs. Based on the 4.0 industry principles, several startups and small businesses are currently incorporating it into their manufacturing processes in order to directly create customized end products.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 1, 2019
General Motors, Faurecia and Myant to open the IDTechEx Show!

General Motors, Faurecia and Myant to open the IDTechEx Show!

Opening the IDTechEx Show! on November 20-21 at the Santa Clara Convention Center are three cornerstone speakers, highlighting key progress and future visions across the topics covered at the event.
External Company Press Release
BASF Acquires 3D Printing Service Provider Sculpteo

BASF Acquires 3D Printing Service Provider Sculpteo

To continue to expand its position as a leading service provider in the additive manufacturing sector, BASF New Business GmbH has formally agreed to acquire the online 3D printing service provider Sculpteo.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 20, 2019
3D Printed Bulletproof Material

3D Printed Bulletproof Material

A lightweight material full of holes is nearly as hard as diamond. The mere dents left by speeding bullets prove it.
External Company Press Release
First Mycusini 3D Choco Printers Have Shipped

First Mycusini 3D Choco Printers Have Shipped

The startup Print2Taste has kept its promise in its second Kickstarter campaign. Several backers already received their 3D Choco printer.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 18, 2019
Test Date for Rocket with Largest 3D Printed Combustion Chamber

Test Date for Rocket with Largest 3D Printed Combustion Chamber

Launcher Inc has scheduled the first full-scale test of its E-2 rocket engine for mid-2020 after securing a $1.5M award from the U.S. Air Force and taking delivery of the world's largest 3D printed combustion chamber.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 14, 2019
Multimaterial 3D Printing Manufactures Complex Objects, Fast

Multimaterial 3D Printing Manufactures Complex Objects, Fast

A new technique called multimaterial multinozzle 3D printing uses high-speed pressure valves to achieve rapid, continuous, and seamless switching between up to eight different printing materials, enabling the creation of complex shapes in a fraction of the time currently required using printheads that range from a single nozzle to large multinozzle arrays.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 13, 2019
Large Integrated Circuits Produced in Printing Press

Large Integrated Circuits Produced in Printing Press

Researchers have shown for the first time that it is possible to print complete integrated circuits with more than 100 organic electrochemical transistors.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 11, 2019
Access to 3D Modeling Through Touch-Based Display

Access to 3D Modeling Through Touch-Based Display

With the goal of increasing access to making, engineers have collaborated with members of the blind and visually impaired community to develop a touch-based display that mimics the geometry of 3D objects designed on a computer.
External Company Press Release
Optomec Delivers 500th Industrial 3D Printer

Optomec Delivers 500th Industrial 3D Printer

Optomec, Inc has delivered its 500th Industrial 3D printer. The machine is installed at a division of General Electric, which now counts more than 20 Optomec systems in use across GE business units including aviation, healthcare, power, and oil & gas.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 5, 2019
3D Printing Used to Make Glass Optical Fiber Preform

3D Printing Used to Make Glass Optical Fiber Preform

Researchers have developed a way to use 3D printing to create a preform that can be drawn into silica glass optical fibers, which form the backbone of the global telecommunications network. This new fabrication method could not only simplify production of these fibers but also enable designs and applications that weren't possible before.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 1, 2019
General Motors, Faurecia and Myant to open the IDTechEx Show!

General Motors, Faurecia and Myant to open the IDTechEx Show!

Opening the IDTechEx Show! on November 20-21 at the Santa Clara Convention Center are three cornerstone speakers, highlighting key progress and future visions across the topics covered at the event.
External Company Press Release
MakerBot Launches METHOD Materials Development Program

MakerBot Launches METHOD Materials Development Program

MakerBot announces the METHOD Materials Development Program and MakerBot LABS Experimental Extruder for METHOD to enable 3D printing with a wide range of engineering-grade materials from leading filament suppliers.
External Company Press Release
EOS to Develop CO Laser Solution for Industrial 3D Printing

EOS to Develop CO Laser Solution for Industrial 3D Printing

EOS is showcasing its Fine Detail Resolution technology for processing polymers for the first time. EOS is therefore the first manufacturer to develop a solution for powder-based industrial 3D printing using a CO laser.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 19, 2019
Bionic Hand Made in Ten Hours

Bionic Hand Made in Ten Hours

A bionic hand can be made to measure in 10 hours and can grip using a moveable thumb. Designers and engineers have been able to entirely 3D Print the device with embedded electrical circuitry to seamlessly connect sensors and actuators.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 15, 2019
Formlabs Launches New Dental Business Unit

Formlabs Launches New Dental Business Unit

This one printer allows for a growing list of more than 10+ dental applications. Users can switch seamlessly between a library of resins with a no-hassle cartridge system. Each application is validated and tested by a team of dental experts to ensure quality and accuracy.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 13, 2019
Find out how next week in Santa Clara at the IDTechEx Show!

Find out how next week in Santa Clara at the IDTechEx Show!

November 20-21, 2019, Santa Clara
3D Printing Progress
Nov 12, 2019
The Weird and Wonderful World of 3D Printing

The Weird and Wonderful World of 3D Printing

3D printing has been touted as being a manufacturing cure-all for a whole host of different applications. The reality is very different, but this doesn't stop the onslaught of news articles proclaiming 3D printing to be the answer. Here's a roundup of the weird and wonderful world of 3D printing in 2019.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 7, 2019
3D-Printed Plastics With High Performance Electrical Circuits

3D-Printed Plastics With High Performance Electrical Circuits

Engineers have embedded high performance electrical circuits inside 3D-printed plastics, which could lead to smaller and versatile drones and better-performing small satellites, biomedical implants and smart structures.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 6, 2019
Living Skin Can Now be 3D Printed With Blood Vessels Included

Living Skin Can Now be 3D Printed With Blood Vessels Included

Researchers have developed a way to 3D print living skin, complete with blood vessels. The advancement is a significant step toward creating grafts that are more like the skin our bodies produce naturally.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 4, 2019
How to Create Self-Cleaning Surfaces Via 3D Printing

How to Create Self-Cleaning Surfaces Via 3D Printing

It is becoming more and more obvious that 3D printing is more than just an interesting toy to be used at tech fairs. Based on the 4.0 industry principles, several startups and small businesses are currently incorporating it into their manufacturing processes in order to directly create customized end products.
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