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IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

Oct 16, 2018 United States
IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad, the New Technologies Initiative will showcase innovations from 10 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Santa Clara, USA on November 14-15, 2018 (www.IDTechEx.com/USA). All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.
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3D printing cells to produce human tissue

3D printing cells to produce human tissue

Oct 16, 2018 United States
With today's technology, we can 3-D-print sculptures, mechanical parts, prosthetics, even guns and food. But a team of biomedical engineers have developed a method to 3-D-print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons, a process that will greatly improve a patient's recovery.
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Where are all the female inventors? Addressing the patent gender gap.

Where are all the female inventors? Addressing the patent gender gap.

Oct 15, 2018
The uptake of STEM subjects by women and other minorities is crucial for myriad reasons, for instance boosting economic activity and closing the pay gender gap, to name but two.
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IDTechEx TVNew 3D-printed cement paste gets stronger when it cracks

New 3D-printed cement paste gets stronger when it cracks

Oct 15, 2018 United States
What if the inherent weaknesses of a material actually made houses and buildings stronger during wildfires and earthquakes? Researchers have 3D-printed cement paste, a key ingredient of the concrete and mortar used to build various elements of infrastructure, that gets tougher under pressure like the shells of arthropods such as lobsters and beetles.
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Webinar Tues 16 October - Future of 3D printing in medicine, dentistry

Webinar Tues 16 October - Future of 3D printing in medicine, dentistry

Oct 12, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 16 October titled The future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry
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ACEO signed up as member of International Advanced Manufacturing 3D

ACEO signed up as member of International Advanced Manufacturing 3D

Oct 12, 2018 Germany
The membership allows ACEO to leverage the IAM 3D Hub end-to-end solutions platform, to partner with the network's stakeholders and to develop new technologies in cooperation with Leitat, IAM's technological center hosting the facilities in Barcelona.
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Construction robot creates pavilion with stones and string

Construction robot creates pavilion with stones and string

Oct 11, 2018 Switzerland
A construction robot has created a pavilion using nothing more than loose stones and string.
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The new frontier in dental and medical 3D printing at IDTechEx Show!

The new frontier in dental and medical 3D printing at IDTechEx Show!

Oct 10, 2018 Worldwide
The proliferation of new 3D printers and manufacturers targeting the healthcare market specifically is indicative of the increasing uptake of additive manufacturing by medical professionals. With applications ranging from models, appliances for orthodontics, surgical tool guides for implants to orthoses and prostheses, interest in 3D printing has never been higher. This year IDTechEx is showcasing the key 3D printing innovations occurring in the…
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3D bioprinting of living structures with built-in chemical sensors

3D bioprinting of living structures with built-in chemical sensors

Oct 9, 2018 Denmark
A new method enables non-invasive monitoring of oxygen metabolism in cells that are 3D bioprinted into complex living structures. This has great implications for studies of cell growth and interactions e.g. under tissue-like conditions, as well as for the design of 3D printed constructs facilitating higher productivity of microalgae in biofilms or better oxygen supply for stem cells used in bone and tissue reconstruction efforts.
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IDTechEx TVSynchronised 3D printing of concrete

Synchronised 3D printing of concrete

Oct 8, 2018 Singapore
Scientists have developed a technology where two robots can work in unison to 3D-print a concrete structure.
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3D printing of composites: Key players gather to showcase advancements

3D printing of composites: Key players gather to showcase advancements

Oct 5, 2018 Worldwide
3D printing of composites is perceived as a crucial future iteration for many forms of 3D printing. With this in mind, the annual IDTechEx Show, taking place on 14-15 Nov in Santa Clara, CA, will host a dedicated session for this class of materials.
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Multifunctional composite research highlights on show at Imperial

Multifunctional composite research highlights on show at Imperial

Oct 4, 2018
IDTechEx attended Imperial College's Composites Centre showcase event on 24th September 2018, which saw the centre open it's doors to a range of commercial, research and government organisations.
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Aerogel Seminar Highlights and Market Analysis Update

Aerogel Seminar Highlights and Market Analysis Update

Oct 2, 2018 Germany
IDTechEx attended and presented at the International Aerogel Seminar held in Hamburg, Germany, between the 24th and 26th of September.
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IDTechEx Show! USA Awards

IDTechEx Show! USA Awards

Oct 2, 2018 Worldwide
Celebrate your achievements - enter one of our awards where we recognize company developments and successes!
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3D printed implant for drug delivery

3D printed implant for drug delivery

Oct 2, 2018 United States
Researchers are developing a 3D printed implant that, when injected in a patient's body, could deliver a personalized dose of medicine to treat infections and ailments such as arthritis, cancer and AIDS.
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Neural networks detect defects in metal 3D printing

Neural networks detect defects in metal 3D printing

Sep 28, 2018 United States
For years, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory engineers and scientists have used an array of sensors and imaging techniques to analyze the physics and processes behind metal 3D printing in an ongoing effort to build higher quality metal parts the first time, every time.
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Airbus Helicopters to start large-scale printing of A350 components

Airbus Helicopters to start large-scale printing of A350 components

Sep 26, 2018 Germany
Airbus Helicopters has officially launched the production of latch shafts for the doors of A350 passenger aircraft using 3D manufacturing. The printed components are cheaper to produce and weigh less than their counterparts made using traditional means, thereby helping Airbus to offer ever more economical and environmentally friendly aircraft.
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Siemens Mobility to 3D print replacement parts

Siemens Mobility to 3D print replacement parts

Sep 24, 2018 Germany
Ability to rapidly and cost-effectively 3D print replacement parts and production tools on-demand eliminates obsolete parts and warehousing costs
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Smart Materials Replace Components in a Box:Billion Dollar Opportunity

Smart Materials Replace Components in a Box:Billion Dollar Opportunity

Sep 21, 2018 Worldwide
It is a technological megatrend providing billion dollar business opportunities. The unique new IDTechEx Research report "Smart Materials as Structural Electronics and Electrics 2019-2029" explains how structural materials can be electronically, electrically, mechanically, magnetically and optically smart nowadays.
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Report from TERMIS  WC 2018

Report from TERMIS WC 2018

Sep 20, 2018 Japan
IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Nadia Tsao attended the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) World Congress 2018. The event was held between September 5 - 7, 2018 at the Kyoto International Conference Center in Kyoto, Japan. The World Congress is held every 3 years - chapter meetings (Europe, Americas, Asia Pacific) are held in the intervening years.
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Report from the Taiwan International 3D Printing Show 2018

Report from the Taiwan International 3D Printing Show 2018

Sep 19, 2018 Taiwan
IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Nadia Tsao attended the Taiwan International 3D Printing Show 2018. The event was held between 29 August - 1 September, 2018 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.