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3D Printing Progress
Sep 21, 2021
Integrated Electronics Trends to Drive IME Market to $1.5bn by 2032

Integrated Electronics Trends to Drive IME Market to $1.5bn by 2032

In-mold electronics enables electronic functionality to be embedded within molded and thermoformed plastic components. With the integration of capacitive touch, lighting, and even haptics alongside size and weight reductions of up to 70%, IME is an efficient approach to making curved touch-sensitive interfaces. Given these benefits, IDTechEx forecasts IME to be a $1.5 billion market by 2032, with applications mainly within the automotive and consumer goods sectors.
External Company Press Release
Lockheed Martin Taps MakerBot 3D Printers for Its Next Space Project

Lockheed Martin Taps MakerBot 3D Printers for Its Next Space Project

MakerBot, a Stratasys company, announced that Lockheed Martin has extended its use of MakerBot 3D printers to produce parts and designs for its upcoming space projects. MakerBot 3D printers have been in use for about five years and have provided easily accessible 3D printing for a host of projects for Lockheed Martin's team of engineers.
External Company Press Release
Nanoscribe Introduces the Quantum X shape, an Ultra-Precise 3D Printer

Nanoscribe Introduces the Quantum X shape, an Ultra-Precise 3D Printer

Nanoscribe, a BICO company, announced the launch of the Quantum X shape, a high-precision 3D printer for rapid prototyping and wafer-scale batch production. With the Quantum X shape, high-precision 3D printing becomes significantly more efficient in terms of printing on wafers up to 6 inches in size.
External Company Press Release
Wikifactory and Danish AM Hub Join Forces

Wikifactory and Danish AM Hub Join Forces

Wikifactory - the world's first social platform and online collaboration system for anyone, anywhere to make real products completely online - has entered into partnership with Danish AM Hub - the world's first member organization for production companies leading in the use of Industrial 3D printing.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D Expands Team

Velo3D Expands Team

As Velo3D Inc prepares to become a public company, it has announced two new senior positions. After expanding its on-the-ground presence in Europe last month, the company has hired their first Vice President of Investor Relations and added depth to their North American sales team.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 20, 2021
3D Printed Objects That Sense How a User is Interacting With Them

3D Printed Objects That Sense How a User is Interacting With Them

Researchers have developed a new method to 3D print mechanisms that detect how force is being applied to an object. The structures are made from a single piece of material, so they can be rapidly prototyped. A designer could use this method to 3D print "interactive input devices," like a joystick, switch, or handheld controller, in one go.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 16, 2021
3D Printed, Microscopic Gas Sensors

3D Printed, Microscopic Gas Sensors

Scientists have discovered a way to fabricate tiny colour-changing gas sensors using new materials and a high-resolution form of 3D printing.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 14, 2021
World's First Additively Manufactured Connected Stethoscope

World's First Additively Manufactured Connected Stethoscope

The SKOP is a medical device for remote auscultation. It provides excellent listening quality, essential for emergency situations and for isolated patients. SKOP takes inspiration from nature, using a biomimetic design based on the human ear to maximize performance. The SKOP geometry can only be additively manufactured using ultrafast 3D printing.
External Company Press Release
Stratasys Advances Shift to Additive Manufacturing at Scale

Stratasys Advances Shift to Additive Manufacturing at Scale

Stratasys Ltd has highlighted today solutions for advancing additive manufacturing at production scale, including new innovative material offerings, an expanded software partner ecosystem, and the availability of new polymer 3D printing systems for the US market.
External Company Press Release
World's Largest 3D Printed Shipboard Fitting

World's Largest 3D Printed Shipboard Fitting

Keppel Technology & Innovation has received a verification certificate for a 3D printed deck mounted type Panama Chock from DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider's Global Additive Manufacturing Technology Centre of Excellence in Singapore. The component, which is intended for non-class maritime applications, is the world's largest 3D-printed shipboard fitting.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 13, 2021
Autonomous Robot Swarms to Harvest the Moon's Resources

Autonomous Robot Swarms to Harvest the Moon's Resources

Aerospace and mining engineers are mapping out a plan for harvesting the moon's resources using autonomous robot swarms and new excavation techniques.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 10, 2021
Extreme Heat Exchanger Using Metal 3D Printing

Extreme Heat Exchanger Using Metal 3D Printing

Demonstrating next-generation energy technology, researchers are using topology optimization and metal 3D printing to design ultra-compact, high-power heat exchangers.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Printing Service Bureaus: An Overview

3D Printing Service Bureaus: An Overview

Part production services for 3D printing entails the outsourcing of a part design or model to another entity for printing, rather than purchasing a 3D printer to make the part themselves.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D and Launcher Expand High-Performance Liquid Rocket Engine Compo

Velo3D and Launcher Expand High-Performance Liquid Rocket Engine Compo

The partnership between Velo3D Inc and Launcher is proving out the value of 3D printing for delivering these satellites to orbit cost-effectively and with destination-orbit flexibility.
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
Sep 7, 2021
NTU-Hyundai to Tap AI, 3D Printing for Electric Vehicle Manufacturing

NTU-Hyundai to Tap AI, 3D Printing for Electric Vehicle Manufacturing

NTU Singapore and Hyundai Motor Group have entered into an agreement to conduct a series of joint research projects focusing on advanced solutions for the manufacturing of electric vehicles and to develop future mobility solutions.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 6, 2021
Astronomers Create the First 3D Printed Stellar Nurseries

Astronomers Create the First 3D Printed Stellar Nurseries

Astronomers can't touch the stars they study, but astrophysicists are using 3-dimensional models that fit in the palm of the hand to unravel the structural complexities of stellar nurseries, the vast clouds of gas and dust where star formation occurs.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Polymer 3D Printing for Medical Applications

Polymer 3D Printing for Medical Applications

In a previous premium article, I covered the use of bioceramics in 3D printing for medical applications, particularly bone and tissue engineering scaffolds. In this premium article, the focus will be on the use of polymers in 3D printing for medical applications.
External Company Press Release
Stratasys Awarded $20 million contract by US Navy

Stratasys Awarded $20 million contract by US Navy

On August 23, 2021, the S Navy issued Stratasys a $20 million contract to purchase up to 25 Stratasys F900™ 3D printers over the next five years, with delivery of the first eight expected before the end of 2021. In addition to the printers, the contract includes initial support and sustainment, materials, and development of initial training for the supplied systems.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 21, 2021
Integrated Electronics Trends to Drive IME Market to $1.5bn by 2032

Integrated Electronics Trends to Drive IME Market to $1.5bn by 2032

In-mold electronics enables electronic functionality to be embedded within molded and thermoformed plastic components. With the integration of capacitive touch, lighting, and even haptics alongside size and weight reductions of up to 70%, IME is an efficient approach to making curved touch-sensitive interfaces. Given these benefits, IDTechEx forecasts IME to be a $1.5 billion market by 2032, with applications mainly within the automotive and consumer goods sectors.
External Company Press Release
Nanoscribe Introduces the Quantum X shape, an Ultra-Precise 3D Printer

Nanoscribe Introduces the Quantum X shape, an Ultra-Precise 3D Printer

Nanoscribe, a BICO company, announced the launch of the Quantum X shape, a high-precision 3D printer for rapid prototyping and wafer-scale batch production. With the Quantum X shape, high-precision 3D printing becomes significantly more efficient in terms of printing on wafers up to 6 inches in size.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D Expands Team

Velo3D Expands Team

As Velo3D Inc prepares to become a public company, it has announced two new senior positions. After expanding its on-the-ground presence in Europe last month, the company has hired their first Vice President of Investor Relations and added depth to their North American sales team.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 16, 2021
3D Printed, Microscopic Gas Sensors

3D Printed, Microscopic Gas Sensors

Scientists have discovered a way to fabricate tiny colour-changing gas sensors using new materials and a high-resolution form of 3D printing.
External Company Press Release
Stratasys Advances Shift to Additive Manufacturing at Scale

Stratasys Advances Shift to Additive Manufacturing at Scale

Stratasys Ltd has highlighted today solutions for advancing additive manufacturing at production scale, including new innovative material offerings, an expanded software partner ecosystem, and the availability of new polymer 3D printing systems for the US market.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 13, 2021
Autonomous Robot Swarms to Harvest the Moon's Resources

Autonomous Robot Swarms to Harvest the Moon's Resources

Aerospace and mining engineers are mapping out a plan for harvesting the moon's resources using autonomous robot swarms and new excavation techniques.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Printing Service Bureaus: An Overview

3D Printing Service Bureaus: An Overview

Part production services for 3D printing entails the outsourcing of a part design or model to another entity for printing, rather than purchasing a 3D printer to make the part themselves.
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
Sep 6, 2021
Astronomers Create the First 3D Printed Stellar Nurseries

Astronomers Create the First 3D Printed Stellar Nurseries

Astronomers can't touch the stars they study, but astrophysicists are using 3-dimensional models that fit in the palm of the hand to unravel the structural complexities of stellar nurseries, the vast clouds of gas and dust where star formation occurs.
External Company Press Release
Stratasys Awarded $20 million contract by US Navy

Stratasys Awarded $20 million contract by US Navy

On August 23, 2021, the S Navy issued Stratasys a $20 million contract to purchase up to 25 Stratasys F900™ 3D printers over the next five years, with delivery of the first eight expected before the end of 2021. In addition to the printers, the contract includes initial support and sustainment, materials, and development of initial training for the supplied systems.
External Company Press Release
Lockheed Martin Taps MakerBot 3D Printers for Its Next Space Project

Lockheed Martin Taps MakerBot 3D Printers for Its Next Space Project

MakerBot, a Stratasys company, announced that Lockheed Martin has extended its use of MakerBot 3D printers to produce parts and designs for its upcoming space projects. MakerBot 3D printers have been in use for about five years and have provided easily accessible 3D printing for a host of projects for Lockheed Martin's team of engineers.
External Company Press Release
Wikifactory and Danish AM Hub Join Forces

Wikifactory and Danish AM Hub Join Forces

Wikifactory - the world's first social platform and online collaboration system for anyone, anywhere to make real products completely online - has entered into partnership with Danish AM Hub - the world's first member organization for production companies leading in the use of Industrial 3D printing.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 20, 2021
3D Printed Objects That Sense How a User is Interacting With Them

3D Printed Objects That Sense How a User is Interacting With Them

Researchers have developed a new method to 3D print mechanisms that detect how force is being applied to an object. The structures are made from a single piece of material, so they can be rapidly prototyped. A designer could use this method to 3D print "interactive input devices," like a joystick, switch, or handheld controller, in one go.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 14, 2021
World's First Additively Manufactured Connected Stethoscope

World's First Additively Manufactured Connected Stethoscope

The SKOP is a medical device for remote auscultation. It provides excellent listening quality, essential for emergency situations and for isolated patients. SKOP takes inspiration from nature, using a biomimetic design based on the human ear to maximize performance. The SKOP geometry can only be additively manufactured using ultrafast 3D printing.
External Company Press Release
World's Largest 3D Printed Shipboard Fitting

World's Largest 3D Printed Shipboard Fitting

Keppel Technology & Innovation has received a verification certificate for a 3D printed deck mounted type Panama Chock from DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider's Global Additive Manufacturing Technology Centre of Excellence in Singapore. The component, which is intended for non-class maritime applications, is the world's largest 3D-printed shipboard fitting.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 10, 2021
Extreme Heat Exchanger Using Metal 3D Printing

Extreme Heat Exchanger Using Metal 3D Printing

Demonstrating next-generation energy technology, researchers are using topology optimization and metal 3D printing to design ultra-compact, high-power heat exchangers.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D and Launcher Expand High-Performance Liquid Rocket Engine Compo

Velo3D and Launcher Expand High-Performance Liquid Rocket Engine Compo

The partnership between Velo3D Inc and Launcher is proving out the value of 3D printing for delivering these satellites to orbit cost-effectively and with destination-orbit flexibility.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 7, 2021
NTU-Hyundai to Tap AI, 3D Printing for Electric Vehicle Manufacturing

NTU-Hyundai to Tap AI, 3D Printing for Electric Vehicle Manufacturing

NTU Singapore and Hyundai Motor Group have entered into an agreement to conduct a series of joint research projects focusing on advanced solutions for the manufacturing of electric vehicles and to develop future mobility solutions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Polymer 3D Printing for Medical Applications

Polymer 3D Printing for Medical Applications

In a previous premium article, I covered the use of bioceramics in 3D printing for medical applications, particularly bone and tissue engineering scaffolds. In this premium article, the focus will be on the use of polymers in 3D printing for medical applications.
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