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3D Printing Progress
Sep 7, 2022
Granular Hydrogel Bioink for Tissue Bioprinting

Granular Hydrogel Bioink for Tissue Bioprinting

Every day in the United States, 17 people die waiting for an organ transplant, and every nine minutes, another person is added to the transplant waiting list, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration. One potential solution to alleviate the shortage is to develop biomaterials that can be three-dimensionally printed as complex organ shapes, capable of hosting cells and forming tissues.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 7, 2022
Robo-Bug: a Rechargeable, Remote-Controllable Cyborg Cockroach

Robo-Bug: a Rechargeable, Remote-Controllable Cyborg Cockroach

Researchers have created remote controlled cyborg cockroaches, equipped with a tiny wireless control module that is powered by a rechargeable battery attached to a solar cell. Despite the mechanic devices, ultrathin electronics and flexible materials allow the insects to move freely. These achievements will help make the use of cyborg insects a practical reality.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 5, 2022
New Way Found to Turn Plastic into Valuable Products

New Way Found to Turn Plastic into Valuable Products

A method to convert a commonly thrown-away plastic to a resin used in 3D-printing could allow for making better use of plastic waste. A team of researchers developed a simple and efficient way to convert polylactic acid (PLA), a bio-based plastic used in products such as filament, plastic silverware and food packaging to a high-quality resin.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 2, 2022
First Sign of Consolidation Seen Among Graphene Manufacturers

First Sign of Consolidation Seen Among Graphene Manufacturers

The past decade has seen an ever-increasing number of companies within the graphene market, with a seemingly constant stream of new material suppliers appearing. As is the case for any well-established industry, market stability and profitability are expected to go hand in hand with the emergence of a handful of dominant players within the material supply chain.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 2, 2022
3D Artificial Pneumatic Muslces

3D Artificial Pneumatic Muslces

The creation of artificial muscles is a very ambitious goal in the field of robotics, because in nature, muscle tissue has complex characteristics that permit highly versatile movements, from rapid, powerful contractions to small and precise changes in body shape, such as those of human facial expressions. Although individual muscle fibres can only contract, it is their specific arrangement in complex muscle architectures that enables articulate deformations such as bending, twisting and antagonistic movements.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 1, 2022
Webinar - The Graphene Market: What Will the Killer Application(s) Be?

Webinar - The Graphene Market: What Will the Killer Application(s) Be?

Thursday 15 September 2022 - Overview of the broad graphene material family and different manufacturing processes; Graphene market status and outlook; Comparison to incumbent conductive carbon additives; A deep dive into 8 significant application areas with examples, pain points, and market outlook; and much more!
External Company Press Release
The Launch of 3D Partners Network

The Launch of 3D Partners Network

Applications are now being accepted to join 3D Partners Network, a matchmaking organisation between suppliers and resellers across the additive manufacturing industry.
External Company Press Release
Hermeus to Build World's Fastest Aircraft

Hermeus to Build World's Fastest Aircraft

Velo3D Inc announced Hermeus has acquired an original Sapphire and a large-format Sapphire XC that is designed for high-volume production. The printers, both of which will be calibrated for Inconel 718, will be used to build parts for Hermeus' Chimera engine and Quarterhorse aircraft.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 30, 2022
Print, Recycle, Repeat: a Biodegradable Printed Circuit

Print, Recycle, Repeat: a Biodegradable Printed Circuit

Some experts predict that our e-waste problem will only get worse over time, because most electronics on the market today are designed for portability, not recyclability. Tablets and readers, for example, are assembled by gluing circuits, chips, and hard drives to thin layers of plastic, which must be melted to extract precious metals like copper and gold. Burning plastic releases toxic gases into the atmosphere, and electronics wasting away in landfill often contain harmful materials like mercury, lead, and beryllium.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 29, 2022
3D Printing of Starch for Personalised Medicine Development

3D Printing of Starch for Personalised Medicine Development

Traditional methods produce medicines with specific parameters, but in many cases without meeting the individual needs of patients. In fact, conventional medicines tend to be based on adult doses, so paediatric and elderly patients require doses tailored to their age. What is more, certain groups of patients also need specific dosage form alternatives to facilitate the oral administration of drugs. In this respect, rapidly disintegrating tablets are emerging as a good option as they dissolve the moment they are placed on the tongue. Another challenge pharmaceutical companies need to address is the controlled release of the drug over time, especially when the drug is of a hydrophobic type, i.e. when dissolving it in water poses problems.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 26, 2022
Flat Wooden 3D Printed Shapes Programmed to Morph into 3D Shapes

Flat Wooden 3D Printed Shapes Programmed to Morph into 3D Shapes

Wooden objects are usually made by sawing, carving, bending or pressing. Today, scientists describe how flat wooden shapes extruded by a 3D printer can be programmed to self-morph into complex 3D shapes. In the future, this technique could be used to make furniture or other wooden products that could be shipped flat to a destination and then dried to form the desired final shape.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 25, 2022
Additive Manufacturing Set to Surpass US$41 Billion by 2033

Additive Manufacturing Set to Surpass US$41 Billion by 2033

Despite the obstacles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and persistent supply chain disruptions, the additive manufacturing market continues to find new applications and end-users. IDTechEx forecasts that 3D printing's continued innovation and meaningful adoption will lead the hardware and consumables market to surpass US$41 billion by 2033.
External Company Press Release
Titomic Enters Key Middle Eastern Markets Through Repkon

Titomic Enters Key Middle Eastern Markets Through Repkon

Titomic Limited announces that Repkon Foreign Trade and Marketing Inc has signed an agreement to become an official reseller of Titomic systems within Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Emerging Technologies for Polymer Additive Manufacturing

Emerging Technologies for Polymer Additive Manufacturing

This premium article explores emerging technologies for polymer additive manufacturing (AM), including vat photopolymerization, volumetric AM, extrusion, and more.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 23, 2022
New Inks for 3D Printable Wearable Bioelectronics

New Inks for 3D Printable Wearable Bioelectronics

Flexible electronics have enabled the design of sensors, actuators, microfluidics and electronics on flexible, conformal and/or stretchable sublayers for wearable, implantable or ingestible applications. However, these devices have very different mechanical and biological properties when compared to human tissue and thus cannot be integrated with the human body.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 22, 2022
Algorithm Learns to Correct 3D Printing Errors

Algorithm Learns to Correct 3D Printing Errors

Engineers have created intelligent 3D printers that can quickly detect and correct errors, even in previously unseen designs, or unfamiliar materials like ketchup and mayonnaise, by learning from the experiences of other machines.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 19, 2022
Lithophane, 3D printing to Enable All Levels of Eyesight to See

Lithophane, 3D printing to Enable All Levels of Eyesight to See

A research team has taken a groundbreaking step forward in eliminating the exclusion of individuals with blindness from chemistry education and experiences. The researchers detail how they used lithophane - an old-fashioned art form - and 3D printing to turn scientific data into tactile graphics that glow with video-like resolution, enabling universal visualization of the same piece of data by both blind and sighted individuals.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 16, 2022
Food Supply Challenge Addressed : 3D Printed Algae, Plants and Insects

Food Supply Challenge Addressed : 3D Printed Algae, Plants and Insects

As the global population continues to age and grow, the demand for protein-rich food is also expected to increase concurrently. This has also caused concerns on increasing greenhouse gases, land and water consumption associated with the conventional rearing of animals for food. In some parts of Africa, Asia and South America, people have already been turning to alternative sources of proteins from insects, plants and algae for sustainable, nutrient-rich food. However, the idea of consuming insects might be an uncomfortable concept to digest for the rest of the world.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Software and Scanners

3D Software and Scanners

This premium article gives an overview of software and 3D scanners used in additive manufacturing, in particular looking at computer aided design, computer aided engineering, computer aided manufacture, and workflow management.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 15, 2022
First High-Performance Nanostructured Alloy is Ultrastrong and Ductile

First High-Performance Nanostructured Alloy is Ultrastrong and Ductile

A team of researchers has 3D printed a dual-phase, nanostructured high-entropy alloy that exceeds the strength and ductility of other state-of-the-art additively manufactured materials, which could lead to higher-performance components for applications in aerospace, medicine, energy and transportation.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 7, 2022
Granular Hydrogel Bioink for Tissue Bioprinting

Granular Hydrogel Bioink for Tissue Bioprinting

Every day in the United States, 17 people die waiting for an organ transplant, and every nine minutes, another person is added to the transplant waiting list, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration. One potential solution to alleviate the shortage is to develop biomaterials that can be three-dimensionally printed as complex organ shapes, capable of hosting cells and forming tissues.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 5, 2022
New Way Found to Turn Plastic into Valuable Products

New Way Found to Turn Plastic into Valuable Products

A method to convert a commonly thrown-away plastic to a resin used in 3D-printing could allow for making better use of plastic waste. A team of researchers developed a simple and efficient way to convert polylactic acid (PLA), a bio-based plastic used in products such as filament, plastic silverware and food packaging to a high-quality resin.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 2, 2022
3D Artificial Pneumatic Muslces

3D Artificial Pneumatic Muslces

The creation of artificial muscles is a very ambitious goal in the field of robotics, because in nature, muscle tissue has complex characteristics that permit highly versatile movements, from rapid, powerful contractions to small and precise changes in body shape, such as those of human facial expressions. Although individual muscle fibres can only contract, it is their specific arrangement in complex muscle architectures that enables articulate deformations such as bending, twisting and antagonistic movements.
External Company Press Release
The Launch of 3D Partners Network

The Launch of 3D Partners Network

Applications are now being accepted to join 3D Partners Network, a matchmaking organisation between suppliers and resellers across the additive manufacturing industry.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 30, 2022
Print, Recycle, Repeat: a Biodegradable Printed Circuit

Print, Recycle, Repeat: a Biodegradable Printed Circuit

Some experts predict that our e-waste problem will only get worse over time, because most electronics on the market today are designed for portability, not recyclability. Tablets and readers, for example, are assembled by gluing circuits, chips, and hard drives to thin layers of plastic, which must be melted to extract precious metals like copper and gold. Burning plastic releases toxic gases into the atmosphere, and electronics wasting away in landfill often contain harmful materials like mercury, lead, and beryllium.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 26, 2022
Flat Wooden 3D Printed Shapes Programmed to Morph into 3D Shapes

Flat Wooden 3D Printed Shapes Programmed to Morph into 3D Shapes

Wooden objects are usually made by sawing, carving, bending or pressing. Today, scientists describe how flat wooden shapes extruded by a 3D printer can be programmed to self-morph into complex 3D shapes. In the future, this technique could be used to make furniture or other wooden products that could be shipped flat to a destination and then dried to form the desired final shape.
External Company Press Release
Titomic Enters Key Middle Eastern Markets Through Repkon

Titomic Enters Key Middle Eastern Markets Through Repkon

Titomic Limited announces that Repkon Foreign Trade and Marketing Inc has signed an agreement to become an official reseller of Titomic systems within Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 23, 2022
New Inks for 3D Printable Wearable Bioelectronics

New Inks for 3D Printable Wearable Bioelectronics

Flexible electronics have enabled the design of sensors, actuators, microfluidics and electronics on flexible, conformal and/or stretchable sublayers for wearable, implantable or ingestible applications. However, these devices have very different mechanical and biological properties when compared to human tissue and thus cannot be integrated with the human body.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 19, 2022
Lithophane, 3D printing to Enable All Levels of Eyesight to See

Lithophane, 3D printing to Enable All Levels of Eyesight to See

A research team has taken a groundbreaking step forward in eliminating the exclusion of individuals with blindness from chemistry education and experiences. The researchers detail how they used lithophane - an old-fashioned art form - and 3D printing to turn scientific data into tactile graphics that glow with video-like resolution, enabling universal visualization of the same piece of data by both blind and sighted individuals.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Software and Scanners

3D Software and Scanners

This premium article gives an overview of software and 3D scanners used in additive manufacturing, in particular looking at computer aided design, computer aided engineering, computer aided manufacture, and workflow management.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 7, 2022
Robo-Bug: a Rechargeable, Remote-Controllable Cyborg Cockroach

Robo-Bug: a Rechargeable, Remote-Controllable Cyborg Cockroach

Researchers have created remote controlled cyborg cockroaches, equipped with a tiny wireless control module that is powered by a rechargeable battery attached to a solar cell. Despite the mechanic devices, ultrathin electronics and flexible materials allow the insects to move freely. These achievements will help make the use of cyborg insects a practical reality.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 2, 2022
First Sign of Consolidation Seen Among Graphene Manufacturers

First Sign of Consolidation Seen Among Graphene Manufacturers

The past decade has seen an ever-increasing number of companies within the graphene market, with a seemingly constant stream of new material suppliers appearing. As is the case for any well-established industry, market stability and profitability are expected to go hand in hand with the emergence of a handful of dominant players within the material supply chain.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 1, 2022
Webinar - The Graphene Market: What Will the Killer Application(s) Be?

Webinar - The Graphene Market: What Will the Killer Application(s) Be?

Thursday 15 September 2022 - Overview of the broad graphene material family and different manufacturing processes; Graphene market status and outlook; Comparison to incumbent conductive carbon additives; A deep dive into 8 significant application areas with examples, pain points, and market outlook; and much more!
External Company Press Release
Hermeus to Build World's Fastest Aircraft

Hermeus to Build World's Fastest Aircraft

Velo3D Inc announced Hermeus has acquired an original Sapphire and a large-format Sapphire XC that is designed for high-volume production. The printers, both of which will be calibrated for Inconel 718, will be used to build parts for Hermeus' Chimera engine and Quarterhorse aircraft.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 29, 2022
3D Printing of Starch for Personalised Medicine Development

3D Printing of Starch for Personalised Medicine Development

Traditional methods produce medicines with specific parameters, but in many cases without meeting the individual needs of patients. In fact, conventional medicines tend to be based on adult doses, so paediatric and elderly patients require doses tailored to their age. What is more, certain groups of patients also need specific dosage form alternatives to facilitate the oral administration of drugs. In this respect, rapidly disintegrating tablets are emerging as a good option as they dissolve the moment they are placed on the tongue. Another challenge pharmaceutical companies need to address is the controlled release of the drug over time, especially when the drug is of a hydrophobic type, i.e. when dissolving it in water poses problems.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 25, 2022
Additive Manufacturing Set to Surpass US$41 Billion by 2033

Additive Manufacturing Set to Surpass US$41 Billion by 2033

Despite the obstacles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and persistent supply chain disruptions, the additive manufacturing market continues to find new applications and end-users. IDTechEx forecasts that 3D printing's continued innovation and meaningful adoption will lead the hardware and consumables market to surpass US$41 billion by 2033.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Emerging Technologies for Polymer Additive Manufacturing

Emerging Technologies for Polymer Additive Manufacturing

This premium article explores emerging technologies for polymer additive manufacturing (AM), including vat photopolymerization, volumetric AM, extrusion, and more.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 22, 2022
Algorithm Learns to Correct 3D Printing Errors

Algorithm Learns to Correct 3D Printing Errors

Engineers have created intelligent 3D printers that can quickly detect and correct errors, even in previously unseen designs, or unfamiliar materials like ketchup and mayonnaise, by learning from the experiences of other machines.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 16, 2022
Food Supply Challenge Addressed : 3D Printed Algae, Plants and Insects

Food Supply Challenge Addressed : 3D Printed Algae, Plants and Insects

As the global population continues to age and grow, the demand for protein-rich food is also expected to increase concurrently. This has also caused concerns on increasing greenhouse gases, land and water consumption associated with the conventional rearing of animals for food. In some parts of Africa, Asia and South America, people have already been turning to alternative sources of proteins from insects, plants and algae for sustainable, nutrient-rich food. However, the idea of consuming insects might be an uncomfortable concept to digest for the rest of the world.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 15, 2022
First High-Performance Nanostructured Alloy is Ultrastrong and Ductile

First High-Performance Nanostructured Alloy is Ultrastrong and Ductile

A team of researchers has 3D printed a dual-phase, nanostructured high-entropy alloy that exceeds the strength and ductility of other state-of-the-art additively manufactured materials, which could lead to higher-performance components for applications in aerospace, medicine, energy and transportation.
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