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Lessons Learned from the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2020

Lessons Learned from the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2020

This article contains key reflections of the high-level discussions that took place during the congress and is structured by theme.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 14, 2020
3D Printed Electronics for Agile, On-demand Manufacturing

3D Printed Electronics for Agile, On-demand Manufacturing

3D printed electronics, here explored in detail, is an emerging technology that enables a new manufacturing paradigm.
External Company Press Release
Optomec Receives Air Force Contract for Metal Additive System

Optomec Receives Air Force Contract for Metal Additive System

The US Air Force has awarded Optomec a $1 million contract to deliver a high volume production machine for refurbishing turbine engine components, including titanium parts.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 8, 2020
Ultimaker Experiences Exceptional First Half of 2020

Ultimaker Experiences Exceptional First Half of 2020

Ultimaker announced that the first half of 2020 was a hallmark year for the company thanks to several significant business breakthroughs and growth milestones that position the company for continued expansion in the second half of 2020 and beyond.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 3, 2020
Versatile New Material Family Could Build Realistic Prosthetics

Versatile New Material Family Could Build Realistic Prosthetics

Nature's blueprint for the human limb is a carefully layered structure with stiff bone wrapped in layers of different soft tissue, like muscle and skin, all perfectly bound together. Achieving this kind of sophistication using synthetic materials to build biologically inspired robotic parts or multicomponent, complex machines has been an engineering challenge.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Additive Manufacturing of Copper

Additive Manufacturing of Copper

Copper is one of the most important materials to all of human activity. With very good electrical and thermal conductivity with relative abundance the impact is far reaching.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 1, 2020
Materials Informatics: Choosing a Successful Strategic Approach

Materials Informatics: Choosing a Successful Strategic Approach

Materials informatics is quickly becoming one of the most significant areas of interest for chemical and material companies.
External Company Press Release
Optomec Customers Surpass 10 Million Turbine Blade Repairs

Optomec Customers Surpass 10 Million Turbine Blade Repairs

In a recent survey of Optomec's 100+ customer installations using its 3D metal printers specifically for gas turbine component repair, Optomec has calculated that over 10 Million turbine blades have been refurbished.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 27, 2020
Wood Based Biopaste for 3D Printing

Wood Based Biopaste for 3D Printing

A viscous biopaste that is easy to process, solidifies quickly and is suitable for producing even complex structures using the 3D printing process has been developed. The wood-based biodegradable synthetic could potentially be used in lightweight construction, amongst other things.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 25, 2020
3D Printing Greener Buildings Using Local Soil

3D Printing Greener Buildings Using Local Soil

The construction industry is currently facing two major challenges: the demand for sustainable infrastructure and the need to repair deteriorating buildings, bridges and roads. Researchers report progress toward a sustainable building material made from local soil, using a 3D printer to create a load-bearing structure.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 24, 2020
New Microbot With in Situ, in Vivo Bioprinting for Gastric Wounds

New Microbot With in Situ, in Vivo Bioprinting for Gastric Wounds

Researchers have taken the first step towards a new way of treating gastric wounds by using a microrobot combined with the new concept of "in situ in vivo bioprinting" to carry out tissue repair inside the body.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 21, 2020
Metal Additive Manufacturing: The Cheaper the Better?

Metal Additive Manufacturing: The Cheaper the Better?

Metal additive manufacturing has seen many trends over recent years including pushing the (build) envelope & deposition rate to higher levels, broadening the materials portfolio, and expanding into new markets. One trend that cannot be overlooked is the number of product launches for low-cost "desktop" variants; the question is will they be successful?
3D Printing Progress
Aug 19, 2020
3D Electronics: An Alternative to PCBs?

3D Electronics: An Alternative to PCBs?

Mention an electronic circuit and you are likely to picture a printed circuit board (PCB): a rigid rectangle in a characteristic green color with copper lines and a bewildering array of components soldered onto it. But does adding electronic functionality means using a PCB and thus requires shoehorning a rigid rectangle into the product?
3D Printing Progress
Aug 18, 2020
Join the IDTechEx Webinar on Metal Additive Manufacturing

Join the IDTechEx Webinar on Metal Additive Manufacturing

Thursday 20 August 2020 - Metal Additive Manufacturing: Short-Term Pain, Long-Term Gain - This webinar includes: Overview of latest market forecast and key trends; Technology benchmarking and new entrant analysis; Latest in material considerations and supply chain progressions; and Deep-dive into relevant sectors and the impact of COVID-19.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 18, 2020
Researchers Create Heart Cells from Stem Cells Using 3D Printing

Researchers Create Heart Cells from Stem Cells Using 3D Printing

All humans start out from a single cell which then divides to eventually form the embryo. Depending on the signals sent by their adjacent cells, these divided cells are then developed or differentiated into specific tissues or organs.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 16, 2020
Sensors Post COVID, Electrification, Bionics, Technology Breakthroughs

Sensors Post COVID, Electrification, Bionics, Technology Breakthroughs

The new IDTechEx report, "Sensors 2021-2041" uniquely analyses the whole subject in the light of such seismic changes as the COVID-19 virus. The sensor business is in turmoil. The industries that spend most on sensors are changing as are the sensors.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 14, 2020
Novel 3D Printed Reef Tiles to Repopulate Coral

Novel 3D Printed Reef Tiles to Repopulate Coral

Architects and marine scientists have jointly developed a novel method for coral restoration making use of specially designed 3D printed artificial 'reef tiles' for attachment by corals to enhance their chance of survival .
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Printing Robot Shuttles

3D Printing Robot Shuttles

Robot shuttles are a new transport concept primarily for cities. They are symmetrical so they never do a U Turn and can access areas not available to other multi-person transport.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 11, 2020
9 Materials Science Start-Ups Changing Metal Additive Manufacturing

9 Materials Science Start-Ups Changing Metal Additive Manufacturing

The metal additive manufacturing market will be negatively impacted by the 2020 pandemic. Despite this short-to-mid-term setback, the industry is forecast to rise and exceed $10Bn within the next 10-years. The emerging and established printer players grab nearly all of the headlines, but most of this forecast annual revenue will be in material sales in which there is great untapped potential.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 10, 2020
Blackstone Passes Crucial Milestones for Printed Next Gen Batteries

Blackstone Passes Crucial Milestones for Printed Next Gen Batteries

The battery factories being built today have a weakness - their battery cell production lines only produce one battery cell form factor. These assembly systems are very special and expensive. The manufacturing process of the electrodes is energy-intensive and dangerous solvents are used.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Lessons Learned from the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2020

Lessons Learned from the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2020

This article contains key reflections of the high-level discussions that took place during the congress and is structured by theme.
External Company Press Release
Optomec Receives Air Force Contract for Metal Additive System

Optomec Receives Air Force Contract for Metal Additive System

The US Air Force has awarded Optomec a $1 million contract to deliver a high volume production machine for refurbishing turbine engine components, including titanium parts.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 3, 2020
Versatile New Material Family Could Build Realistic Prosthetics

Versatile New Material Family Could Build Realistic Prosthetics

Nature's blueprint for the human limb is a carefully layered structure with stiff bone wrapped in layers of different soft tissue, like muscle and skin, all perfectly bound together. Achieving this kind of sophistication using synthetic materials to build biologically inspired robotic parts or multicomponent, complex machines has been an engineering challenge.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 1, 2020
Materials Informatics: Choosing a Successful Strategic Approach

Materials Informatics: Choosing a Successful Strategic Approach

Materials informatics is quickly becoming one of the most significant areas of interest for chemical and material companies.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 27, 2020
Wood Based Biopaste for 3D Printing

Wood Based Biopaste for 3D Printing

A viscous biopaste that is easy to process, solidifies quickly and is suitable for producing even complex structures using the 3D printing process has been developed. The wood-based biodegradable synthetic could potentially be used in lightweight construction, amongst other things.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 24, 2020
New Microbot With in Situ, in Vivo Bioprinting for Gastric Wounds

New Microbot With in Situ, in Vivo Bioprinting for Gastric Wounds

Researchers have taken the first step towards a new way of treating gastric wounds by using a microrobot combined with the new concept of "in situ in vivo bioprinting" to carry out tissue repair inside the body.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 19, 2020
3D Electronics: An Alternative to PCBs?

3D Electronics: An Alternative to PCBs?

Mention an electronic circuit and you are likely to picture a printed circuit board (PCB): a rigid rectangle in a characteristic green color with copper lines and a bewildering array of components soldered onto it. But does adding electronic functionality means using a PCB and thus requires shoehorning a rigid rectangle into the product?
3D Printing Progress
Aug 18, 2020
Researchers Create Heart Cells from Stem Cells Using 3D Printing

Researchers Create Heart Cells from Stem Cells Using 3D Printing

All humans start out from a single cell which then divides to eventually form the embryo. Depending on the signals sent by their adjacent cells, these divided cells are then developed or differentiated into specific tissues or organs.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 14, 2020
Novel 3D Printed Reef Tiles to Repopulate Coral

Novel 3D Printed Reef Tiles to Repopulate Coral

Architects and marine scientists have jointly developed a novel method for coral restoration making use of specially designed 3D printed artificial 'reef tiles' for attachment by corals to enhance their chance of survival .
3D Printing Progress
Aug 11, 2020
9 Materials Science Start-Ups Changing Metal Additive Manufacturing

9 Materials Science Start-Ups Changing Metal Additive Manufacturing

The metal additive manufacturing market will be negatively impacted by the 2020 pandemic. Despite this short-to-mid-term setback, the industry is forecast to rise and exceed $10Bn within the next 10-years. The emerging and established printer players grab nearly all of the headlines, but most of this forecast annual revenue will be in material sales in which there is great untapped potential.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 14, 2020
3D Printed Electronics for Agile, On-demand Manufacturing

3D Printed Electronics for Agile, On-demand Manufacturing

3D printed electronics, here explored in detail, is an emerging technology that enables a new manufacturing paradigm.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 8, 2020
Ultimaker Experiences Exceptional First Half of 2020

Ultimaker Experiences Exceptional First Half of 2020

Ultimaker announced that the first half of 2020 was a hallmark year for the company thanks to several significant business breakthroughs and growth milestones that position the company for continued expansion in the second half of 2020 and beyond.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Additive Manufacturing of Copper

Additive Manufacturing of Copper

Copper is one of the most important materials to all of human activity. With very good electrical and thermal conductivity with relative abundance the impact is far reaching.
External Company Press Release
Optomec Customers Surpass 10 Million Turbine Blade Repairs

Optomec Customers Surpass 10 Million Turbine Blade Repairs

In a recent survey of Optomec's 100+ customer installations using its 3D metal printers specifically for gas turbine component repair, Optomec has calculated that over 10 Million turbine blades have been refurbished.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 25, 2020
3D Printing Greener Buildings Using Local Soil

3D Printing Greener Buildings Using Local Soil

The construction industry is currently facing two major challenges: the demand for sustainable infrastructure and the need to repair deteriorating buildings, bridges and roads. Researchers report progress toward a sustainable building material made from local soil, using a 3D printer to create a load-bearing structure.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 21, 2020
Metal Additive Manufacturing: The Cheaper the Better?

Metal Additive Manufacturing: The Cheaper the Better?

Metal additive manufacturing has seen many trends over recent years including pushing the (build) envelope & deposition rate to higher levels, broadening the materials portfolio, and expanding into new markets. One trend that cannot be overlooked is the number of product launches for low-cost "desktop" variants; the question is will they be successful?
3D Printing Progress
Aug 18, 2020
Join the IDTechEx Webinar on Metal Additive Manufacturing

Join the IDTechEx Webinar on Metal Additive Manufacturing

Thursday 20 August 2020 - Metal Additive Manufacturing: Short-Term Pain, Long-Term Gain - This webinar includes: Overview of latest market forecast and key trends; Technology benchmarking and new entrant analysis; Latest in material considerations and supply chain progressions; and Deep-dive into relevant sectors and the impact of COVID-19.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 16, 2020
Sensors Post COVID, Electrification, Bionics, Technology Breakthroughs

Sensors Post COVID, Electrification, Bionics, Technology Breakthroughs

The new IDTechEx report, "Sensors 2021-2041" uniquely analyses the whole subject in the light of such seismic changes as the COVID-19 virus. The sensor business is in turmoil. The industries that spend most on sensors are changing as are the sensors.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Printing Robot Shuttles

3D Printing Robot Shuttles

Robot shuttles are a new transport concept primarily for cities. They are symmetrical so they never do a U Turn and can access areas not available to other multi-person transport.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 10, 2020
Blackstone Passes Crucial Milestones for Printed Next Gen Batteries

Blackstone Passes Crucial Milestones for Printed Next Gen Batteries

The battery factories being built today have a weakness - their battery cell production lines only produce one battery cell form factor. These assembly systems are very special and expensive. The manufacturing process of the electrodes is energy-intensive and dangerous solvents are used.
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