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Europe's First 3D Printed Office Extension is Now Complete in Austria

Europe's First 3D Printed Office Extension is Now Complete in Austria

External Company Press Release
Second Multi-Story 3D Printed Building in North America

Second Multi-Story 3D Printed Building in North America

The 4,000-square foot project showcases the possibilities of 3D printing technology, mass customization, and design solutions that integrate conventional construction methods. With a hybridized construction method that combines concrete 3D printing with wood framing, this approach allows the two material systems to be used strategically and aims to increase the applicability of 3D printing in the US, where framing is the one of the most common construction techniques.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D Qualifies M300 Tool Steel for Use in Its Sapphire Printers

Velo3D Qualifies M300 Tool Steel for Use in Its Sapphire Printers

Velo3D Inc announced that M300 tool steel, an ultra-low carbon alloy that delivers very high strength and hardness, is qualified for use in Sapphire printers. Velo3D has already seen extensive interest in the alloy from automotive manufacturers for use in high-pressure die cast inserts, injection molding, and other types of tooling.
External Company Press Release
Quickparts Announces Foundational Partnership with Nexa3D

Quickparts Announces Foundational Partnership with Nexa3D

The company hopes to bring customers faster production times with the help of Nexa3D's QLS 820. Quickparts adds to its additive manufacturing printer portfolio with QLS 820, a laser sintering platform geared toward fast, high-throughput manufacturing applications.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 9, 2022
Martian Rock-Metal Composite Shows Potential of 3D Printing on Mars

Martian Rock-Metal Composite Shows Potential of 3D Printing on Mars

A little Martian dust appears to go a long way. A small amount of simulated crushed Martian rock mixed with a titanium alloy made a stronger, high-performance material in a 3D-printing process that one day could be used on Mars to make tools or rocket parts.
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 15, 2022
Microrobotics in Endodontic Treatment, Diagnostics

Microrobotics in Endodontic Treatment, Diagnostics

With its irregularities and anatomical complexities, the root canal system is one of the most clinically challenging spaces in the oral cavity. As a result, biofilm not fully cleared from the nooks and crannies of the canals remains a leading cause of treatment failure and persistent endodontic infections, and there are limited means to diagnose or assess the efficacy of disinfection. One day, clinicians may have a new tool to overcome these challenges in the form of microrobots.
External Company Press Release
A Sustainable and Cost-Efficient Solution to Replace Etching Processes

A Sustainable and Cost-Efficient Solution to Replace Etching Processes

InnovationLab has achieved a breakthrough in additive manufacturing of printed circuit boards, helping meet higher environmental standards for electronics production while also reducing costs.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 2, 2022
Flexible Device Harvests Thermal Energy to Power Wearables

Flexible Device Harvests Thermal Energy to Power Wearables

Wearable electronics, from health and fitness trackers to virtual reality headsets, are part of our everyday lives. But finding ways to continuously power these devices is a challenge. Researchers have developed an innovative solution: the first-of-its kind flexible, wearable thermoelectric device that converts body heat to electricity. This device is soft and stretchable, yet sturdy and efficient — properties that can be challenging to combine.
External Company Press Release
CEMEX Invests in COBOD's 3D Printing Tech

CEMEX Invests in COBOD's 3D Printing Tech

CEMEX and COBOD have been working together over the last year to innovate in the 3D printing space. Through this partnership, they recently introduced a 3D printing solution that utilizes conventional ready-mix concrete in the building process. The solution can deliver significant savings versus traditional 3D printing construction methods and has been implemented in several geographies.
External Company Press Release
Second Multi-Story 3D Printed Building in North America

Second Multi-Story 3D Printed Building in North America

The 4,000-square foot project showcases the possibilities of 3D printing technology, mass customization, and design solutions that integrate conventional construction methods. With a hybridized construction method that combines concrete 3D printing with wood framing, this approach allows the two material systems to be used strategically and aims to increase the applicability of 3D printing in the US, where framing is the one of the most common construction techniques.
External Company Press Release
Quickparts Announces Foundational Partnership with Nexa3D

Quickparts Announces Foundational Partnership with Nexa3D

The company hopes to bring customers faster production times with the help of Nexa3D's QLS 820. Quickparts adds to its additive manufacturing printer portfolio with QLS 820, a laser sintering platform geared toward fast, high-throughput manufacturing applications.
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.
External Company Press Release
A Sustainable and Cost-Efficient Solution to Replace Etching Processes

A Sustainable and Cost-Efficient Solution to Replace Etching Processes

InnovationLab has achieved a breakthrough in additive manufacturing of printed circuit boards, helping meet higher environmental standards for electronics production while also reducing costs.
External Company Press Release
CEMEX Invests in COBOD's 3D Printing Tech

CEMEX Invests in COBOD's 3D Printing Tech

CEMEX and COBOD have been working together over the last year to innovate in the 3D printing space. Through this partnership, they recently introduced a 3D printing solution that utilizes conventional ready-mix concrete in the building process. The solution can deliver significant savings versus traditional 3D printing construction methods and has been implemented in several geographies.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D Qualifies M300 Tool Steel for Use in Its Sapphire Printers

Velo3D Qualifies M300 Tool Steel for Use in Its Sapphire Printers

Velo3D Inc announced that M300 tool steel, an ultra-low carbon alloy that delivers very high strength and hardness, is qualified for use in Sapphire printers. Velo3D has already seen extensive interest in the alloy from automotive manufacturers for use in high-pressure die cast inserts, injection molding, and other types of tooling.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 9, 2022
Martian Rock-Metal Composite Shows Potential of 3D Printing on Mars

Martian Rock-Metal Composite Shows Potential of 3D Printing on Mars

A little Martian dust appears to go a long way. A small amount of simulated crushed Martian rock mixed with a titanium alloy made a stronger, high-performance material in a 3D-printing process that one day could be used on Mars to make tools or rocket parts.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 15, 2022
Microrobotics in Endodontic Treatment, Diagnostics

Microrobotics in Endodontic Treatment, Diagnostics

With its irregularities and anatomical complexities, the root canal system is one of the most clinically challenging spaces in the oral cavity. As a result, biofilm not fully cleared from the nooks and crannies of the canals remains a leading cause of treatment failure and persistent endodontic infections, and there are limited means to diagnose or assess the efficacy of disinfection. One day, clinicians may have a new tool to overcome these challenges in the form of microrobots.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 2, 2022
Flexible Device Harvests Thermal Energy to Power Wearables

Flexible Device Harvests Thermal Energy to Power Wearables

Wearable electronics, from health and fitness trackers to virtual reality headsets, are part of our everyday lives. But finding ways to continuously power these devices is a challenge. Researchers have developed an innovative solution: the first-of-its kind flexible, wearable thermoelectric device that converts body heat to electricity. This device is soft and stretchable, yet sturdy and efficient — properties that can be challenging to combine.
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