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First of its Kind Bidirectional Vagus Nerve Simulator

First of its Kind Bidirectional Vagus Nerve Simulator

3D Printing Progress
Jan 20, 2022
First 3D Food Printing Technology in Asia

First 3D Food Printing Technology in Asia

Hong Kong Technology Startup, Alt Farm announced the debut of the first-ever 3D food printing technology for high-quality and creative food in Asia that achieves a level of product quality comparable to high-quality plant-based food, resulting in a far more efficient, sustainable, and ethical way to create foods without compromising on quality.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 19, 2022
Why is the 3D Printing Market not Consolidating?

Why is the 3D Printing Market not Consolidating?

"We expect to see the additive manufacturing market consolidating in the near future" has been the refrain of many for nearly a decade now. The thought really strengthened after major acquisition moves by industry titans Stratasys and 3D Systems between 2010-2012. Stratasys would acquire wax 3D printer company Solidscape and merge with material jetting pioneer Objet in 2011-2012, while 3D Systems completed a jaw-dropping 13 acquisitions between 2011-2012. With so many major moves by market leaders in the early 2010s, it seemed like market consolidation was just around the corner.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 18, 2022
Webinar: Technologies Driving 3D Printing Hardware's $10Bn Momentum

Webinar: Technologies Driving 3D Printing Hardware's $10Bn Momentum

Join the free webinar - Thursday 27 January 2022. What are the major printing technologies driving the 3D printing hardware market's growth? What are new emerging technologies to keep an eye on? Is the hardware market at a point of consolidation or expansion?
3D Printing Progress
Jan 17, 2022
World's First Coronavirus-Killing 3D Printing Material

World's First Coronavirus-Killing 3D Printing Material

Researchers from have developed the world's first 3D printing material with a surface that can kill the coronavirus and can be used to produce low-cost, durable lift buttons and door handles to reduce infection risks.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Investment Activity in 3D Printing: 2021

Investment Activity in 3D Printing: 2021

This subscriber-only article offers an overview of investment activity in 3D printing-related companies in 2021. The topic is covered from the perspectives of acquisitions and mergers; companies going public (SPACs/IPOs); and private investment/funding.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 12, 2022
First Fully 3D Printed, Flexible OLED Display

First Fully 3D Printed, Flexible OLED Display

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers used a customized printer to fully 3D print a flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. The discovery could result in low-cost OLED displays in the future that could be widely produced using 3D printers by anyone at home, instead of by technicians in expensive microfabrication facilities.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 10, 2022
Silk's Unique Properties Present Possibilities for Future Technologies

Silk's Unique Properties Present Possibilities for Future Technologies

Silk makes an important biomaterial, because it does not generate an immune response in humans and promotes the growth of cells. It has been used in drug delivery, and because the material is flexible and has favorable technological properties, it is ideal for wearable and implantable health monitoring sensors.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Printing After Two Years of COVID-19: An Analysis

3D Printing After Two Years of COVID-19: An Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges for the 3D printing industry. Traditional AM target industries have been disrupted, however, its advantages have been highlighted through its use in healthcare and ability to provide flexibility when supply chains become disrupted. This IDTechEx subscriber only article summarizes the recovery of the 3D printing industry from the COVID-19 pandemic.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 5, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Taking Electric Range and Efficiency to a New Level

Mercedes-Benz Taking Electric Range and Efficiency to a New Level

Range and efficiency are set to define the electric era. Exceptional range will make electric cars suitable for every journey and help to increase overall adoption. Reduced battery size and weight will improve efficiency and Mercedes-Benz engineers are working to take range and efficiency to a new level.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 3, 2022
Devising New Meat Alternatives with 3D printing — And Cocoa Butter

Devising New Meat Alternatives with 3D printing — And Cocoa Butter

No longer just a dream of vegetarians and vegans, fake meat is becoming more widely available in grocery stores and restaurants. And more options are almost certainly on the way. One team has developed a new combination of plant-based ingredients tailored for 3D printing meat alternatives. Their most successful recipes required an odd-sounding addition: cocoa butter, derived from cocoa beans of chocolate fame.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 30, 2021
Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics

Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics

Inspired by the natural dexterity of the human hand, a team of engineers has created a reconfigurable hybrid robotics system that is able to grip a variety of objects: from the small, soft and delicate to the large, heavy and bulky. This technology is expected to impact a range of industries, involving food assembly, vertical farming and fast-moving consumer goods packaging, which will progressively automate more of their operations in the coming years.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D Ships First Sapphire XC to an Aerospace Customer

Velo3D Ships First Sapphire XC to an Aerospace Customer

Velo3D Inc has announced its first Sapphire XC delivery. The Sapphire XC, or "Extra Capacity," is the company's newest and largest metal 3D printer that delivers both faster production and larger parts.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 28, 2021
Shellac for Printed Circuits

Shellac for Printed Circuits

More precise, faster, cheaper: Researchers all over the world have been working for years on producing electrical circuits using additive processes such as robotic 3-printing (so-called robocasting) - with great success, but this is now becoming a problem. The metal particles that make such "inks" electrically conductive are exacerbating the problem of electronic waste.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 27, 2021
3D Bioprinted Tissues Can Now be Stored in the Freezer Until Needed

3D Bioprinted Tissues Can Now be Stored in the Freezer Until Needed

A major obstacle to widespread study and clinical use of 3D tissues is their short shelf-life, which may be anywhere from a just few hours to a few days. As in the case of an organ transplant, a bioprinted tissue must be transported rapidly to the location where it is needed, or it will not be viable.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 24, 2021
World's Longest Flexible Fibre Battery

World's Longest Flexible Fibre Battery

Researchers have developed a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in the form of an ultra-long fiber that could be woven into fabrics. The battery could enable a wide variety of wearable electronic devices, and might even be used to make 3D-printed batteries in virtually any shape.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 20, 2021
3D Printing Meets Meat in the Largest Cultured Steak Ever Made

3D Printing Meets Meat in the Largest Cultured Steak Ever Made

Recently, Israeli bioprinting company MeaTech 3D Ltd announced that it succeeded in printing a 104 gram (3.67 oz) cultivated steak using their proprietary 3D printing technology. Made of real cultivated fat and muscle cells, the steak is believed to be the largest cultured steak produced to date. The achievement represents another step on the road to mass production of cultured meat, an important goal to combat climate change.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 17, 2021
3D Printing Leads to Light Weight Knee Brace for the Elderly

3D Printing Leads to Light Weight Knee Brace for the Elderly

A lighter, yet more robust knee brace for the elderly who suffer from knee problems has been developed in a collaboration with 3D printing specialists.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 16, 2021
3D Printing Hardware: On Its Way to an $9.9 Billion Peak

3D Printing Hardware: On Its Way to an $9.9 Billion Peak

In the thirty years since the founding of the 3D printing industry, countless printing technologies have been invented, patented, and commercialized - from fused filament fabrication to digital light processing, selective laser melting to binder jetting, material jetting to sheet lamination, and every unique printing technology in between. With every new technology, the additive manufacturing market has grown its ability to expand into new applications, end-users, and industries. From this perspective, 3D printers can be considered the core foundation underlying the additive manufacturing industry's growth in recent years.
External Company Press Release
Stratasys Adds Origin One Dental 3D Printer to Portfolio

Stratasys Adds Origin One Dental 3D Printer to Portfolio

The new printer is the second 3D printer resulting from Stratasys' acquisition of Origin in December 2020, which was a key milestone in the company's strategy to be the leader in polymer 3D printing for manufacturing. The Stratasys Origin One Dental and the recently introduced Stratasys J5 DentaJet 3D printer provide dental labs with comprehensive additive manufacturing solutions to meet the needs of the growing dental customer base.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 20, 2022
First 3D Food Printing Technology in Asia

First 3D Food Printing Technology in Asia

Hong Kong Technology Startup, Alt Farm announced the debut of the first-ever 3D food printing technology for high-quality and creative food in Asia that achieves a level of product quality comparable to high-quality plant-based food, resulting in a far more efficient, sustainable, and ethical way to create foods without compromising on quality.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 18, 2022
Webinar: Technologies Driving 3D Printing Hardware's $10Bn Momentum

Webinar: Technologies Driving 3D Printing Hardware's $10Bn Momentum

Join the free webinar - Thursday 27 January 2022. What are the major printing technologies driving the 3D printing hardware market's growth? What are new emerging technologies to keep an eye on? Is the hardware market at a point of consolidation or expansion?
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Investment Activity in 3D Printing: 2021

Investment Activity in 3D Printing: 2021

This subscriber-only article offers an overview of investment activity in 3D printing-related companies in 2021. The topic is covered from the perspectives of acquisitions and mergers; companies going public (SPACs/IPOs); and private investment/funding.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 10, 2022
Silk's Unique Properties Present Possibilities for Future Technologies

Silk's Unique Properties Present Possibilities for Future Technologies

Silk makes an important biomaterial, because it does not generate an immune response in humans and promotes the growth of cells. It has been used in drug delivery, and because the material is flexible and has favorable technological properties, it is ideal for wearable and implantable health monitoring sensors.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 5, 2022
Mercedes-Benz Taking Electric Range and Efficiency to a New Level

Mercedes-Benz Taking Electric Range and Efficiency to a New Level

Range and efficiency are set to define the electric era. Exceptional range will make electric cars suitable for every journey and help to increase overall adoption. Reduced battery size and weight will improve efficiency and Mercedes-Benz engineers are working to take range and efficiency to a new level.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 30, 2021
Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics

Engineers Bring a Soft Touch to Commercial Robotics

Inspired by the natural dexterity of the human hand, a team of engineers has created a reconfigurable hybrid robotics system that is able to grip a variety of objects: from the small, soft and delicate to the large, heavy and bulky. This technology is expected to impact a range of industries, involving food assembly, vertical farming and fast-moving consumer goods packaging, which will progressively automate more of their operations in the coming years.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 28, 2021
Shellac for Printed Circuits

Shellac for Printed Circuits

More precise, faster, cheaper: Researchers all over the world have been working for years on producing electrical circuits using additive processes such as robotic 3-printing (so-called robocasting) - with great success, but this is now becoming a problem. The metal particles that make such "inks" electrically conductive are exacerbating the problem of electronic waste.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 24, 2021
World's Longest Flexible Fibre Battery

World's Longest Flexible Fibre Battery

Researchers have developed a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in the form of an ultra-long fiber that could be woven into fabrics. The battery could enable a wide variety of wearable electronic devices, and might even be used to make 3D-printed batteries in virtually any shape.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 17, 2021
3D Printing Leads to Light Weight Knee Brace for the Elderly

3D Printing Leads to Light Weight Knee Brace for the Elderly

A lighter, yet more robust knee brace for the elderly who suffer from knee problems has been developed in a collaboration with 3D printing specialists.
External Company Press Release
Stratasys Adds Origin One Dental 3D Printer to Portfolio

Stratasys Adds Origin One Dental 3D Printer to Portfolio

The new printer is the second 3D printer resulting from Stratasys' acquisition of Origin in December 2020, which was a key milestone in the company's strategy to be the leader in polymer 3D printing for manufacturing. The Stratasys Origin One Dental and the recently introduced Stratasys J5 DentaJet 3D printer provide dental labs with comprehensive additive manufacturing solutions to meet the needs of the growing dental customer base.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 19, 2022
Why is the 3D Printing Market not Consolidating?

Why is the 3D Printing Market not Consolidating?

"We expect to see the additive manufacturing market consolidating in the near future" has been the refrain of many for nearly a decade now. The thought really strengthened after major acquisition moves by industry titans Stratasys and 3D Systems between 2010-2012. Stratasys would acquire wax 3D printer company Solidscape and merge with material jetting pioneer Objet in 2011-2012, while 3D Systems completed a jaw-dropping 13 acquisitions between 2011-2012. With so many major moves by market leaders in the early 2010s, it seemed like market consolidation was just around the corner.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 17, 2022
World's First Coronavirus-Killing 3D Printing Material

World's First Coronavirus-Killing 3D Printing Material

Researchers from have developed the world's first 3D printing material with a surface that can kill the coronavirus and can be used to produce low-cost, durable lift buttons and door handles to reduce infection risks.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 12, 2022
First Fully 3D Printed, Flexible OLED Display

First Fully 3D Printed, Flexible OLED Display

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers used a customized printer to fully 3D print a flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. The discovery could result in low-cost OLED displays in the future that could be widely produced using 3D printers by anyone at home, instead of by technicians in expensive microfabrication facilities.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Printing After Two Years of COVID-19: An Analysis

3D Printing After Two Years of COVID-19: An Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges for the 3D printing industry. Traditional AM target industries have been disrupted, however, its advantages have been highlighted through its use in healthcare and ability to provide flexibility when supply chains become disrupted. This IDTechEx subscriber only article summarizes the recovery of the 3D printing industry from the COVID-19 pandemic.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 3, 2022
Devising New Meat Alternatives with 3D printing — And Cocoa Butter

Devising New Meat Alternatives with 3D printing — And Cocoa Butter

No longer just a dream of vegetarians and vegans, fake meat is becoming more widely available in grocery stores and restaurants. And more options are almost certainly on the way. One team has developed a new combination of plant-based ingredients tailored for 3D printing meat alternatives. Their most successful recipes required an odd-sounding addition: cocoa butter, derived from cocoa beans of chocolate fame.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D Ships First Sapphire XC to an Aerospace Customer

Velo3D Ships First Sapphire XC to an Aerospace Customer

Velo3D Inc has announced its first Sapphire XC delivery. The Sapphire XC, or "Extra Capacity," is the company's newest and largest metal 3D printer that delivers both faster production and larger parts.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 27, 2021
3D Bioprinted Tissues Can Now be Stored in the Freezer Until Needed

3D Bioprinted Tissues Can Now be Stored in the Freezer Until Needed

A major obstacle to widespread study and clinical use of 3D tissues is their short shelf-life, which may be anywhere from a just few hours to a few days. As in the case of an organ transplant, a bioprinted tissue must be transported rapidly to the location where it is needed, or it will not be viable.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 20, 2021
3D Printing Meets Meat in the Largest Cultured Steak Ever Made

3D Printing Meets Meat in the Largest Cultured Steak Ever Made

Recently, Israeli bioprinting company MeaTech 3D Ltd announced that it succeeded in printing a 104 gram (3.67 oz) cultivated steak using their proprietary 3D printing technology. Made of real cultivated fat and muscle cells, the steak is believed to be the largest cultured steak produced to date. The achievement represents another step on the road to mass production of cultured meat, an important goal to combat climate change.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 16, 2021
3D Printing Hardware: On Its Way to an $9.9 Billion Peak

3D Printing Hardware: On Its Way to an $9.9 Billion Peak

In the thirty years since the founding of the 3D printing industry, countless printing technologies have been invented, patented, and commercialized - from fused filament fabrication to digital light processing, selective laser melting to binder jetting, material jetting to sheet lamination, and every unique printing technology in between. With every new technology, the additive manufacturing market has grown its ability to expand into new applications, end-users, and industries. From this perspective, 3D printers can be considered the core foundation underlying the additive manufacturing industry's growth in recent years.
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