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EV Battery Packs Is the Major Application the Aerogel Industry Needed

EV Battery Packs Is the Major Application the Aerogel Industry Needed

3D Printing Progress
Sep 8, 2021
Low Cost Titanium Wire for Additive Manufacturing

Low Cost Titanium Wire for Additive Manufacturing

The wire can be used to make large complex parts for markets such as aerospace, biomedical, defence, marine, automotive, construction and consumer goods.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 24, 2021
Liquid Crystal Ink for 3D Printing

Liquid Crystal Ink for 3D Printing

Cholesteric liquid crystals, a man-made material with properties between liquids and solid crystals, can mimic the colors of butterfly wings. Liquid crystals are used in televisions and smartphones, but future applications for healthcare sensors or decorative lighting are difficult as the materials can't be used in advanced, rapid production methods like 3D printing.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 9, 2021
Colourful, Seaweed-Based Ink for 3D Printing

Colourful, Seaweed-Based Ink for 3D Printing

Researchers have developed a colorful new ink for 2D and 3D art made of mica pigments in alginate, a sugar from seaweed that forms a stable gel without heat.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 3, 2021
HS2 Harnessing the Power of Graphene Reinforced 3D Concrete Printing

HS2 Harnessing the Power of Graphene Reinforced 3D Concrete Printing

In a UK first, on-site 3D reinforced concrete printing is set to deliver environmental, cost and community benefits for Britain's new high speed rail network. The cutting-edge technology, called 'Printfrastructure', will be deployed by HS2 Ltd's London tunnels contractor SCS JV (Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture), in a move that represents a major step forward in construction technology.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 2, 2021
3D Printing of Multilayered Materials for Smart Helmets

3D Printing of Multilayered Materials for Smart Helmets

A mechanical and aerospace engineering professor is developing advanced helmets to ensure that members of the military are as protected as possible from blasts and other types of attacks.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 30, 2021
Metallic Glass Gears Up for 'Cobots,' Coatings, and More

Metallic Glass Gears Up for 'Cobots,' Coatings, and More

Bulk metallic glass could slash prices of collaborative robots and lead to advanced 3D printed metals. Where are the robot assistants we were promised?
3D Printing Progress
Jun 7, 2021
3D Printed Algae has Applications in Energy, Medicine, Fashion, Space

3D Printed Algae has Applications in Energy, Medicine, Fashion, Space

Researchers use 3D printing to create a novel, environmentally friendly material made of algae that has applications not only for energy and medicine, but also for fashion and space exploration. Living materials, which are made by housing biological cells within a nonliving matrix, have gained popularity in recent years as scientists recognize that often the most robust materials are those that mimic nature.
External Company Press Release
Alfa Chemistry Materials: Wide Choices for 3D Printing Materials

Alfa Chemistry Materials: Wide Choices for 3D Printing Materials

With the prevalence of 3D printing technology, the demand for 3D printing materials has increased. Earlier this month, Alfa Chemistry Materials, a professional supplier of various materials and chemicals, announced it would provide wide choices of 3D printing materials for customers worldwide.
3D Printing Progress
Apr 19, 2021
3D Printed Material to Replace Ivory

3D Printed Material to Replace Ivory

For centuries, ivory was often used to make art objects. But to protect elephant populations, the ivory trade was banned internationally in 1989. To restore ivory parts of old art objects, one must therefore resort to substitute materials - such as bones, shells or plastic. However, there has not been a really satisfactory solution so far.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 8, 2021
Low Cost Titanium Wire for Additive Manufacturing

Low Cost Titanium Wire for Additive Manufacturing

The wire can be used to make large complex parts for markets such as aerospace, biomedical, defence, marine, automotive, construction and consumer goods.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 9, 2021
Colourful, Seaweed-Based Ink for 3D Printing

Colourful, Seaweed-Based Ink for 3D Printing

Researchers have developed a colorful new ink for 2D and 3D art made of mica pigments in alginate, a sugar from seaweed that forms a stable gel without heat.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 2, 2021
3D Printing of Multilayered Materials for Smart Helmets

3D Printing of Multilayered Materials for Smart Helmets

A mechanical and aerospace engineering professor is developing advanced helmets to ensure that members of the military are as protected as possible from blasts and other types of attacks.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 7, 2021
3D Printed Algae has Applications in Energy, Medicine, Fashion, Space

3D Printed Algae has Applications in Energy, Medicine, Fashion, Space

Researchers use 3D printing to create a novel, environmentally friendly material made of algae that has applications not only for energy and medicine, but also for fashion and space exploration. Living materials, which are made by housing biological cells within a nonliving matrix, have gained popularity in recent years as scientists recognize that often the most robust materials are those that mimic nature.
3D Printing Progress
Apr 19, 2021
3D Printed Material to Replace Ivory

3D Printed Material to Replace Ivory

For centuries, ivory was often used to make art objects. But to protect elephant populations, the ivory trade was banned internationally in 1989. To restore ivory parts of old art objects, one must therefore resort to substitute materials - such as bones, shells or plastic. However, there has not been a really satisfactory solution so far.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 24, 2021
Liquid Crystal Ink for 3D Printing

Liquid Crystal Ink for 3D Printing

Cholesteric liquid crystals, a man-made material with properties between liquids and solid crystals, can mimic the colors of butterfly wings. Liquid crystals are used in televisions and smartphones, but future applications for healthcare sensors or decorative lighting are difficult as the materials can't be used in advanced, rapid production methods like 3D printing.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 3, 2021
HS2 Harnessing the Power of Graphene Reinforced 3D Concrete Printing

HS2 Harnessing the Power of Graphene Reinforced 3D Concrete Printing

In a UK first, on-site 3D reinforced concrete printing is set to deliver environmental, cost and community benefits for Britain's new high speed rail network. The cutting-edge technology, called 'Printfrastructure', will be deployed by HS2 Ltd's London tunnels contractor SCS JV (Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture), in a move that represents a major step forward in construction technology.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 30, 2021
Metallic Glass Gears Up for 'Cobots,' Coatings, and More

Metallic Glass Gears Up for 'Cobots,' Coatings, and More

Bulk metallic glass could slash prices of collaborative robots and lead to advanced 3D printed metals. Where are the robot assistants we were promised?
External Company Press Release
Alfa Chemistry Materials: Wide Choices for 3D Printing Materials

Alfa Chemistry Materials: Wide Choices for 3D Printing Materials

With the prevalence of 3D printing technology, the demand for 3D printing materials has increased. Earlier this month, Alfa Chemistry Materials, a professional supplier of various materials and chemicals, announced it would provide wide choices of 3D printing materials for customers worldwide.
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