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Patrol boat created in 72 hours by 3D printer

Patrol boat created in 72 hours by 3D printer

3D Printing Progress
Oct 10, 2019
Digital anatomy3D printer for functional anatomic models

Digital anatomy3D printer for functional anatomic models

Stratasys Ltd is further extending its commitment to the medical industry with the new J750™ Digital Anatomy™ 3D Printer. Designed to replicate the feel, responsiveness, and biomechanics of human anatomy in medical models - the system improves surgical preparedness and training while helping bring new medical devices to market faster.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 7, 2019
Metal 3D printing in motorsport, battery cell, electronics, aerospace

Metal 3D printing in motorsport, battery cell, electronics, aerospace

VELO3D has entered into a collaborative partnership with PWR for material development for the Sapphire 3D metal printer and serial manufacturing of state-of-the-art heat exchangers. \r\n\r\n
3D Printing Progress
Sep 26, 2019
The UK´s first 3D printed parts trialled on passenger trains

The UK´s first 3D printed parts trialled on passenger trains

With the ability to quickly produce replacement parts on-demand, 3D printing helps operators to better maintain trains and improve the quality of service for passengers.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 24, 2019
Shape-shifting robots built from 'smarticles'

Shape-shifting robots built from 'smarticles'

Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs and wheels. Now, researchers have taken a new approach, building a robot entirely from smaller robots known as "smarticles" to unlock the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 27, 2019
US Airforce produces first certified 3D printed aircraft parts

US Airforce produces first certified 3D printed aircraft parts

The 60th Maintenance Squadron is the first field unit in the Air Force to be certified with an industrial-sized 3D printer that is authorized to produce nonstructural aircraft parts.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 21, 2019
IDTechEx forecasts $6.1 billion market for 3D printed medical devices

IDTechEx forecasts $6.1 billion market for 3D printed medical devices

IDTechEx, a market intelligence and events company focused on emerging technologies, reports that the market for 3D printed medical devices and pharmaceuticals will be worth $6.1 billion by the year 2029. IDTechEx finds this to be a rapidly growing market with compound annual growth rates of up to 18% in certain sub-segments.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 31, 2019
A 3D printed, functional electric bike

A 3D printed, functional electric bike

The automotive sector is constantly looking for more eco-friendly alternatives to the traditional methods of transportation due to growing concerns over climate change and global warming. The issue that is most difficult to overcome is the economics of the endeavor, however with the right combination of engineering ingenuity and additive manufacturing technologies we might find some progress in this department as well.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 26, 2019
Stop food waste with 3D food printing?

Stop food waste with 3D food printing?

Worldwide, around one third of all food is wasted. Despite the fact that wasted volumes in percentage of the total production amounts are relatively low, the numbers in kilos is an considerable amount and a great incentive to find new possibilities to lower the amount. 3D food printing could play an interesting role.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 24, 2019
Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world's smallest ant

Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world's smallest ant

Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators, ultrasound sources or even tiny speakers. Swarms of these "micro-bristle-bots" might work together to sense environmental changes, move materials - or perhaps one day repair injuries inside the human body.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 10, 2019
Digital anatomy3D printer for functional anatomic models

Digital anatomy3D printer for functional anatomic models

Stratasys Ltd is further extending its commitment to the medical industry with the new J750™ Digital Anatomy™ 3D Printer. Designed to replicate the feel, responsiveness, and biomechanics of human anatomy in medical models - the system improves surgical preparedness and training while helping bring new medical devices to market faster.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 26, 2019
The UK´s first 3D printed parts trialled on passenger trains

The UK´s first 3D printed parts trialled on passenger trains

With the ability to quickly produce replacement parts on-demand, 3D printing helps operators to better maintain trains and improve the quality of service for passengers.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 27, 2019
US Airforce produces first certified 3D printed aircraft parts

US Airforce produces first certified 3D printed aircraft parts

The 60th Maintenance Squadron is the first field unit in the Air Force to be certified with an industrial-sized 3D printer that is authorized to produce nonstructural aircraft parts.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 31, 2019
A 3D printed, functional electric bike

A 3D printed, functional electric bike

The automotive sector is constantly looking for more eco-friendly alternatives to the traditional methods of transportation due to growing concerns over climate change and global warming. The issue that is most difficult to overcome is the economics of the endeavor, however with the right combination of engineering ingenuity and additive manufacturing technologies we might find some progress in this department as well.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 24, 2019
Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world's smallest ant

Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world's smallest ant

Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators, ultrasound sources or even tiny speakers. Swarms of these "micro-bristle-bots" might work together to sense environmental changes, move materials - or perhaps one day repair injuries inside the human body.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 7, 2019
Metal 3D printing in motorsport, battery cell, electronics, aerospace

Metal 3D printing in motorsport, battery cell, electronics, aerospace

VELO3D has entered into a collaborative partnership with PWR for material development for the Sapphire 3D metal printer and serial manufacturing of state-of-the-art heat exchangers. \r\n\r\n
3D Printing Progress
Sep 24, 2019
Shape-shifting robots built from 'smarticles'

Shape-shifting robots built from 'smarticles'

Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs and wheels. Now, researchers have taken a new approach, building a robot entirely from smaller robots known as "smarticles" to unlock the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 21, 2019
IDTechEx forecasts $6.1 billion market for 3D printed medical devices

IDTechEx forecasts $6.1 billion market for 3D printed medical devices

IDTechEx, a market intelligence and events company focused on emerging technologies, reports that the market for 3D printed medical devices and pharmaceuticals will be worth $6.1 billion by the year 2029. IDTechEx finds this to be a rapidly growing market with compound annual growth rates of up to 18% in certain sub-segments.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 26, 2019
Stop food waste with 3D food printing?

Stop food waste with 3D food printing?

Worldwide, around one third of all food is wasted. Despite the fact that wasted volumes in percentage of the total production amounts are relatively low, the numbers in kilos is an considerable amount and a great incentive to find new possibilities to lower the amount. 3D food printing could play an interesting role.
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