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In-Mold Electronics: Material Development Opportunities

In-Mold Electronics: Material Development Opportunities

3D Printing Progress
Jul 7, 2020
Fake Steak from a 3D Printer

Fake Steak from a 3D Printer

3D Printed meat to be tested at high-end restaurants to start later this year. The products have the texture, flavor and appearance of beef steak and can be produced in the volume and cost to enable large-scale market launch.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 6, 2020
BMW Group Opens new Additive Manufacturing Campus

BMW Group Opens new Additive Manufacturing Campus

The BMW Group has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The new centre brings together production of prototype and series parts under one roof, along with research into new 3D printing technologies, and associate training for the global rollout of toolless production.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 2, 2020
Innovation Challenges Regular Touchscreens With New Spray-on Technique

Innovation Challenges Regular Touchscreens With New Spray-on Technique

Researchers have challenged the idea that touchscreens are limited to 2D and rectangular shapes by developing an interactive display that can be sprayed in any shape.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 29, 2020
Record Tall Wind Turbine Towers with 3D Printed Concrete Bases

Record Tall Wind Turbine Towers with 3D Printed Concrete Bases

GE Renewable Energy, COBOD and LafargeHolcim will partner to co-develop wind turbines with optimized 3D printed concrete bases, reaching record heights up to 200 meters.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 23, 2020
3D Printing of Sensors Directly on Expanding Organs

3D Printing of Sensors Directly on Expanding Organs

In groundbreaking new research, mechanical engineers and computer scientists have developed a 3D printing technique that uses motion capture technology, similar to that used in Hollywood movies, to print electronic sensors directly on organs that are expanding and contracting. The new 3D printing technique could have future applications in diagnosing and monitoring the lungs of patients with COVID-19.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 22, 2020
Biodegradable vs. Recyclable Plastics

Biodegradable vs. Recyclable Plastics

Which Is Better for the Environment? In recent years, plastic production has accelerated, with global plastic set production to reach 600 million tonnes by 2030 if production continues at its current rate of growth. Most of this plastic is not biodegradable, with 30-50% of it being produced for single-use applications.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 22, 2020
Directly Printing 3D Tissues Within the Body

Directly Printing 3D Tissues Within the Body

A collaboration has produced a specially-formulated bio-ink designed for printing directly in the body.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 18, 2020
Fuel Cells and Electrolysers 3D Printing: New Approach

Fuel Cells and Electrolysers 3D Printing: New Approach

Fuel cells able to convert hydrogen into electricity are called to play an important role in the energy transition towards a future with zero-emissions.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 17, 2020
Mimicking Nature for Fast, Colourful 3D Printing

Mimicking Nature for Fast, Colourful 3D Printing

Brilliantly colored chameleons, butterflies, opals - and now some 3D-printed materials - reflect color by using nanoscale structures called photonic crystals. A new study that demonstrates how a modified 3D-printing process provides a versatile approach to producing multiple colors from a single ink.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 12, 2020
Making 4D Printing More Practical

Making 4D Printing More Practical

Soft robots and biomedical implants that reconfigure themselves upon demand are closer to reality with a new way to print shapeshifting materials.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 11, 2020
Smart Materials Bypass the Electrical and Electronics Industry

Smart Materials Bypass the Electrical and Electronics Industry

The new 130 page IDTechEx report, "Electronics Reshaped 2020-2040", reveals how electrically smart, multifunctional materials are enabling the added-value materials industry to bypass the traditional electronic and electrical business.
External Company Press Release
Fast Radius and Axial3D Announce Partnership to Transform 3D Modeling

Fast Radius and Axial3D Announce Partnership to Transform 3D Modeling

Fast Radius and Axial3D announced a high-quality, high-volume and unparalleled-speed 'DICOM-to-print' service for surgeons and hospitals across North America.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 9, 2020
3D Bioprinted Organs in the Discovery and Development of Medicines

3D Bioprinted Organs in the Discovery and Development of Medicines

3D bioprinting provides scientists with the unique ability to create artificial tissue that closely resembles native tissue in form and function. A method of tissue engineering, 3D bioprinting is the precise deposition of cells, typically layer-by-layer, to realize a final 3D construct. Over the years, 3D bioprinting has seen increased adoption as a research tool and as a method for tissue engineering in regenerative medicine.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 8, 2020
Polypropylene Material to Expand 3D Printing Market

Polypropylene Material to Expand 3D Printing Market

HP is delivering a first of its kind Polypropylene material for additive manufacturing. Polypropylene is a versatile material ideal for a wide range of automotive, consumer, industrial, and medical applications.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 5, 2020
A Way to Effectively Weld Adjacent 3D Printed Layers Together

A Way to Effectively Weld Adjacent 3D Printed Layers Together

Allowing users to create objects from simple toys to custom prosthetic parts, plastics are a popular 3D printing material. But these printed parts are mechanically weak — a flaw caused by the imperfect bonding between the individual printed layers that make up the 3D part.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 4, 2020
HP "Doubling Down" on Digital Manufacturing With New Announcements

HP "Doubling Down" on Digital Manufacturing With New Announcements

HP entries into the 3D Printing world have been significant. With both the release of their Jet Fusion and Metal Jet systems they have made waves in the industry. In a press briefing on 4th June 2019 the company announced they are "doubling down" on their progress in digital manufacturing with a string of announcements.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 4, 2020
Materials Informatics: The Time For Adoption is Now

Materials Informatics: The Time For Adoption is Now

Materials Informatics is the key to enabling a paradigm shift in our approach to materials science R&D. Significant investment, notable adoption from key end-users, and technology leaps make it evident that it's time has come. Through primary-interview based analysis, IDTechEx has introduced the most comprehensive market report on the topic: "Materials Informatics 2020-2030".
External Company Press Release
Reactive Additive Manufacturing Enables Printing of Metal Powders

Reactive Additive Manufacturing Enables Printing of Metal Powders

Popular high strength wrought aluminum alloys could not previously be printed because they suffer hot tearing (solidification cracking), resulting in parts with very poor mechanical properties. The RAM process forms sub-micron inoculants in the melt pool that nucleate aluminum grains to produce a fine equiaxed microstructure for good printability and exceptional performance.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D printing of solid oxide fuel cells and hydrogen producers in 2020

3D printing of solid oxide fuel cells and hydrogen producers in 2020

Fuel cells able to convert hydrogen into electricity are called to play an important role in the energy transition towards a future with zero-emissions. In reverse mode, electrolysis cells can convert water into hydrogen by using electricity.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 7, 2020
Fake Steak from a 3D Printer

Fake Steak from a 3D Printer

3D Printed meat to be tested at high-end restaurants to start later this year. The products have the texture, flavor and appearance of beef steak and can be produced in the volume and cost to enable large-scale market launch.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 2, 2020
Innovation Challenges Regular Touchscreens With New Spray-on Technique

Innovation Challenges Regular Touchscreens With New Spray-on Technique

Researchers have challenged the idea that touchscreens are limited to 2D and rectangular shapes by developing an interactive display that can be sprayed in any shape.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 23, 2020
3D Printing of Sensors Directly on Expanding Organs

3D Printing of Sensors Directly on Expanding Organs

In groundbreaking new research, mechanical engineers and computer scientists have developed a 3D printing technique that uses motion capture technology, similar to that used in Hollywood movies, to print electronic sensors directly on organs that are expanding and contracting. The new 3D printing technique could have future applications in diagnosing and monitoring the lungs of patients with COVID-19.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 22, 2020
Directly Printing 3D Tissues Within the Body

Directly Printing 3D Tissues Within the Body

A collaboration has produced a specially-formulated bio-ink designed for printing directly in the body.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 17, 2020
Mimicking Nature for Fast, Colourful 3D Printing

Mimicking Nature for Fast, Colourful 3D Printing

Brilliantly colored chameleons, butterflies, opals - and now some 3D-printed materials - reflect color by using nanoscale structures called photonic crystals. A new study that demonstrates how a modified 3D-printing process provides a versatile approach to producing multiple colors from a single ink.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 11, 2020
Smart Materials Bypass the Electrical and Electronics Industry

Smart Materials Bypass the Electrical and Electronics Industry

The new 130 page IDTechEx report, "Electronics Reshaped 2020-2040", reveals how electrically smart, multifunctional materials are enabling the added-value materials industry to bypass the traditional electronic and electrical business.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 9, 2020
3D Bioprinted Organs in the Discovery and Development of Medicines

3D Bioprinted Organs in the Discovery and Development of Medicines

3D bioprinting provides scientists with the unique ability to create artificial tissue that closely resembles native tissue in form and function. A method of tissue engineering, 3D bioprinting is the precise deposition of cells, typically layer-by-layer, to realize a final 3D construct. Over the years, 3D bioprinting has seen increased adoption as a research tool and as a method for tissue engineering in regenerative medicine.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 5, 2020
A Way to Effectively Weld Adjacent 3D Printed Layers Together

A Way to Effectively Weld Adjacent 3D Printed Layers Together

Allowing users to create objects from simple toys to custom prosthetic parts, plastics are a popular 3D printing material. But these printed parts are mechanically weak — a flaw caused by the imperfect bonding between the individual printed layers that make up the 3D part.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 4, 2020
Materials Informatics: The Time For Adoption is Now

Materials Informatics: The Time For Adoption is Now

Materials Informatics is the key to enabling a paradigm shift in our approach to materials science R&D. Significant investment, notable adoption from key end-users, and technology leaps make it evident that it's time has come. Through primary-interview based analysis, IDTechEx has introduced the most comprehensive market report on the topic: "Materials Informatics 2020-2030".
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D printing of solid oxide fuel cells and hydrogen producers in 2020

3D printing of solid oxide fuel cells and hydrogen producers in 2020

Fuel cells able to convert hydrogen into electricity are called to play an important role in the energy transition towards a future with zero-emissions. In reverse mode, electrolysis cells can convert water into hydrogen by using electricity.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 6, 2020
BMW Group Opens new Additive Manufacturing Campus

BMW Group Opens new Additive Manufacturing Campus

The BMW Group has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The new centre brings together production of prototype and series parts under one roof, along with research into new 3D printing technologies, and associate training for the global rollout of toolless production.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 29, 2020
Record Tall Wind Turbine Towers with 3D Printed Concrete Bases

Record Tall Wind Turbine Towers with 3D Printed Concrete Bases

GE Renewable Energy, COBOD and LafargeHolcim will partner to co-develop wind turbines with optimized 3D printed concrete bases, reaching record heights up to 200 meters.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 22, 2020
Biodegradable vs. Recyclable Plastics

Biodegradable vs. Recyclable Plastics

Which Is Better for the Environment? In recent years, plastic production has accelerated, with global plastic set production to reach 600 million tonnes by 2030 if production continues at its current rate of growth. Most of this plastic is not biodegradable, with 30-50% of it being produced for single-use applications.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 18, 2020
Fuel Cells and Electrolysers 3D Printing: New Approach

Fuel Cells and Electrolysers 3D Printing: New Approach

Fuel cells able to convert hydrogen into electricity are called to play an important role in the energy transition towards a future with zero-emissions.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 12, 2020
Making 4D Printing More Practical

Making 4D Printing More Practical

Soft robots and biomedical implants that reconfigure themselves upon demand are closer to reality with a new way to print shapeshifting materials.
External Company Press Release
Fast Radius and Axial3D Announce Partnership to Transform 3D Modeling

Fast Radius and Axial3D Announce Partnership to Transform 3D Modeling

Fast Radius and Axial3D announced a high-quality, high-volume and unparalleled-speed 'DICOM-to-print' service for surgeons and hospitals across North America.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 8, 2020
Polypropylene Material to Expand 3D Printing Market

Polypropylene Material to Expand 3D Printing Market

HP is delivering a first of its kind Polypropylene material for additive manufacturing. Polypropylene is a versatile material ideal for a wide range of automotive, consumer, industrial, and medical applications.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 4, 2020
HP "Doubling Down" on Digital Manufacturing With New Announcements

HP "Doubling Down" on Digital Manufacturing With New Announcements

HP entries into the 3D Printing world have been significant. With both the release of their Jet Fusion and Metal Jet systems they have made waves in the industry. In a press briefing on 4th June 2019 the company announced they are "doubling down" on their progress in digital manufacturing with a string of announcements.
External Company Press Release
Reactive Additive Manufacturing Enables Printing of Metal Powders

Reactive Additive Manufacturing Enables Printing of Metal Powders

Popular high strength wrought aluminum alloys could not previously be printed because they suffer hot tearing (solidification cracking), resulting in parts with very poor mechanical properties. The RAM process forms sub-micron inoculants in the melt pool that nucleate aluminum grains to produce a fine equiaxed microstructure for good printability and exceptional performance.
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