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3D printed implant treats spinal cord injury

3D printed implant treats spinal cord injury

For the first time, researchers have used rapid 3D printing technologies to create a spinal cord, then successfully implanted that scaffolding, loaded with neural stem cells, into sites of severe spinal cord injury in rats.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 14, 2019
IDTechEx TV3D printing 100 times faster with light

3D printing 100 times faster with light

Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes, researchers have shown.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 11, 2019
First provider-based 3D printing lab for personalised implants

First provider-based 3D printing lab for personalised implants

The top-ranked orthopedic hospital in the U.S. and a leading global medical device manufacturer from Europe announced the formation of the first provider-based additive manufacturing 3D printing facility for custom complex implants.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 8, 2019
3D bioprinted robots

3D bioprinted robots

These bio-inspired soft robotic devices could offer many more capabilities for movement and performance - such as real-time bio-sensing, self-organization, adaptability, or self-healing - than existing systems, which use solely artificial materials.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 7, 2019
Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D-printing technology

Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D-printing technology

Flexible, wireless electronic devices are rapidly emerging and have reached the level of commercialization; nevertheless, most of battery shapes are limited to either spherical and/or rectangular structures, which results in inefficient space use.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 4, 2019
Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs

Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs

Researchers have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can be customized to deliver drugs, sense environmental conditions, or both, can reside in the stomach for at least a month, transmitting information and responding to instructions from a user's smartphone.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 4, 2019
Mercedes Benz 3D printed parts

Mercedes Benz 3D printed parts

Mercedes Benz is continually expanding its range of genuine replacement parts from the 3D printer.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 2, 2019
First full human 3D printed for radiation therapy research

First full human 3D printed for radiation therapy research

At just 1 year old, she is 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 15 pounds. She can hold 36 gallons of water for up to eight hours. She has a detachable head but remains faceless. Her name is Marie, and no, this is not her online profile.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 31, 2018
The stiffest 3D printed structures

The stiffest 3D printed structures

Researchers have developed and manufactured a family of architectures that maximises the stiffness of porous lightweight materials. It's practically impossible to develop stiffer designs.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 28, 2018
Method to shrink objects to the nanoscale

Method to shrink objects to the nanoscale

Researchers have invented a way to fabricate nanoscale 3-D objects of nearly any shape. They can also pattern the objects with a variety of useful materials, including metals, quantum dots, and DNA.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 28, 2018
IDTechEx TVPastry world champion turns to 3D printing

Pastry world champion turns to 3D printing

Jordi Bordas, Pastry World Champion and creator of the B·Concept recipe formulation method, uses the BCN3D Sigma 3D printer to produce pastry molds to shape their latest pastry product, the Golden Peanut. 3D printing technology has allowed Jordi and his team to unleash their creativity and produce this unique fascinating dessert, turning pastry into an even more artistic industry.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 27, 2018
3D printed brick generates electricity

3D printed brick generates electricity

An international team of scientists have developed a thermogalvanic brick that generates electricity as long as the two faces of the brick are at different temperatures.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 26, 2018
To guide cancer therapy, device quickly tests drugs on tumor tissue

To guide cancer therapy, device quickly tests drugs on tumor tissue

Researchers have 3-D printed a novel microfluidic device that simulates cancer treatments on biopsied tumor tissue, so clinicians can better examine how individual patients will respond to different therapeutics — before administering a single dose.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 24, 2018
IDTechEx TV3D-printed robot hand 'plays' the piano

3D-printed robot hand 'plays' the piano

Scientists have developed a 3D-printed robotic hand which can play simple musical phrases on the piano by just moving its wrist. And while the robot is no virtuoso, it demonstrates just how challenging it is to replicate all the abilities of a human hand, and how much complex movement can still be achieved through design.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 22, 2018
IDTechEx TVTools for printing electronics in 3D Space

Tools for printing electronics in 3D Space

NEO Tech AMT GmbH is one of the leading companies developing systems for 3D Printed Electronics (3D PE). The company installed the first 5 axis 3D PE system in 2010. Rapid advances lead to the first commercial installation for mass production for printed 3D circuits in mobile communications devices in 2015.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 21, 2018
Predicting leaky heart valves with 3D printing

Predicting leaky heart valves with 3D printing

Researchers have created a novel 3D printing workflow that allows cardiologists to evaluate how different valve sizes will interact with each patient's unique anatomy, before the medical procedure is actually performed.
Press Release
Can an "impossible object" be 3D printed, even impossibly small?

Can an "impossible object" be 3D printed, even impossibly small?

The answer is: Yes, if you take an impossible object design and combine it with micro 3d printing technology. A metallic impossible object at the size of a red blood cell is born.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 19, 2018
The coming of age of 3D bioprinting?

The coming of age of 3D bioprinting?

Though activities in 3D bioprinting have been growing in leaps and bounds since 2015, the activity we have seen in 2018 has been truly remarkable for this fledgling field. Finally, governments, academic institutions and companies alike are beginning to understand the value that 3D bioprinting can bring and are working hard together to bring disruptive change through building tissues from scratch.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 19, 2018
The Most Significant Material Science News of 2018

The Most Significant Material Science News of 2018

Advancements in material science and material processing will always play a central role in any technological progression. IDTechEx has been providing leading market analysis on a broad range of advanced materials and their technology analysts have given their pick of the key news stories from 2018.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 19, 2018
S-Squared unveils world's largest 3D printer

S-Squared unveils world's largest 3D printer

After years of research, development, and capital investment, S-Squared 3D Printers presents its patent pending Autonomous Robotic Construction System, which takes a completely new and futuristic approach to traditional construction. This machine builds everything from homes and commercial buildings, to infrastructure such as roads and bridges.
Press Release
Optomec acquires Huffman, leader in metal additive manufacturing

Optomec acquires Huffman, leader in metal additive manufacturing

Optomec announced that it has acquired Huffman. Huffman's equipment and software are in production at virtually all major manufacturers of aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines, who use its metal deposition capabilities to restore worn or damaged components at substantially lower cost than newly-made spare parts.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 14, 2019
IDTechEx TV3D printing 100 times faster with light

3D printing 100 times faster with light

Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes, researchers have shown.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 8, 2019
3D bioprinted robots

3D bioprinted robots

These bio-inspired soft robotic devices could offer many more capabilities for movement and performance - such as real-time bio-sensing, self-organization, adaptability, or self-healing - than existing systems, which use solely artificial materials.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 4, 2019
Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs

Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs

Researchers have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can be customized to deliver drugs, sense environmental conditions, or both, can reside in the stomach for at least a month, transmitting information and responding to instructions from a user's smartphone.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 2, 2019
First full human 3D printed for radiation therapy research

First full human 3D printed for radiation therapy research

At just 1 year old, she is 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 15 pounds. She can hold 36 gallons of water for up to eight hours. She has a detachable head but remains faceless. Her name is Marie, and no, this is not her online profile.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 28, 2018
Method to shrink objects to the nanoscale

Method to shrink objects to the nanoscale

Researchers have invented a way to fabricate nanoscale 3-D objects of nearly any shape. They can also pattern the objects with a variety of useful materials, including metals, quantum dots, and DNA.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 27, 2018
3D printed brick generates electricity

3D printed brick generates electricity

An international team of scientists have developed a thermogalvanic brick that generates electricity as long as the two faces of the brick are at different temperatures.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 24, 2018
IDTechEx TV3D-printed robot hand 'plays' the piano

3D-printed robot hand 'plays' the piano

Scientists have developed a 3D-printed robotic hand which can play simple musical phrases on the piano by just moving its wrist. And while the robot is no virtuoso, it demonstrates just how challenging it is to replicate all the abilities of a human hand, and how much complex movement can still be achieved through design.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 21, 2018
Predicting leaky heart valves with 3D printing

Predicting leaky heart valves with 3D printing

Researchers have created a novel 3D printing workflow that allows cardiologists to evaluate how different valve sizes will interact with each patient's unique anatomy, before the medical procedure is actually performed.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 19, 2018
The coming of age of 3D bioprinting?

The coming of age of 3D bioprinting?

Though activities in 3D bioprinting have been growing in leaps and bounds since 2015, the activity we have seen in 2018 has been truly remarkable for this fledgling field. Finally, governments, academic institutions and companies alike are beginning to understand the value that 3D bioprinting can bring and are working hard together to bring disruptive change through building tissues from scratch.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 19, 2018
S-Squared unveils world's largest 3D printer

S-Squared unveils world's largest 3D printer

After years of research, development, and capital investment, S-Squared 3D Printers presents its patent pending Autonomous Robotic Construction System, which takes a completely new and futuristic approach to traditional construction. This machine builds everything from homes and commercial buildings, to infrastructure such as roads and bridges.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 11, 2019
First provider-based 3D printing lab for personalised implants

First provider-based 3D printing lab for personalised implants

The top-ranked orthopedic hospital in the U.S. and a leading global medical device manufacturer from Europe announced the formation of the first provider-based additive manufacturing 3D printing facility for custom complex implants.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 7, 2019
Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D-printing technology

Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D-printing technology

Flexible, wireless electronic devices are rapidly emerging and have reached the level of commercialization; nevertheless, most of battery shapes are limited to either spherical and/or rectangular structures, which results in inefficient space use.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 4, 2019
Mercedes Benz 3D printed parts

Mercedes Benz 3D printed parts

Mercedes Benz is continually expanding its range of genuine replacement parts from the 3D printer.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 31, 2018
The stiffest 3D printed structures

The stiffest 3D printed structures

Researchers have developed and manufactured a family of architectures that maximises the stiffness of porous lightweight materials. It's practically impossible to develop stiffer designs.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 28, 2018
IDTechEx TVPastry world champion turns to 3D printing

Pastry world champion turns to 3D printing

Jordi Bordas, Pastry World Champion and creator of the B·Concept recipe formulation method, uses the BCN3D Sigma 3D printer to produce pastry molds to shape their latest pastry product, the Golden Peanut. 3D printing technology has allowed Jordi and his team to unleash their creativity and produce this unique fascinating dessert, turning pastry into an even more artistic industry.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 26, 2018
To guide cancer therapy, device quickly tests drugs on tumor tissue

To guide cancer therapy, device quickly tests drugs on tumor tissue

Researchers have 3-D printed a novel microfluidic device that simulates cancer treatments on biopsied tumor tissue, so clinicians can better examine how individual patients will respond to different therapeutics — before administering a single dose.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 22, 2018
IDTechEx TVTools for printing electronics in 3D Space

Tools for printing electronics in 3D Space

NEO Tech AMT GmbH is one of the leading companies developing systems for 3D Printed Electronics (3D PE). The company installed the first 5 axis 3D PE system in 2010. Rapid advances lead to the first commercial installation for mass production for printed 3D circuits in mobile communications devices in 2015.
Press Release
Can an "impossible object" be 3D printed, even impossibly small?

Can an "impossible object" be 3D printed, even impossibly small?

The answer is: Yes, if you take an impossible object design and combine it with micro 3d printing technology. A metallic impossible object at the size of a red blood cell is born.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 19, 2018
The Most Significant Material Science News of 2018

The Most Significant Material Science News of 2018

Advancements in material science and material processing will always play a central role in any technological progression. IDTechEx has been providing leading market analysis on a broad range of advanced materials and their technology analysts have given their pick of the key news stories from 2018.
Press Release
Optomec acquires Huffman, leader in metal additive manufacturing

Optomec acquires Huffman, leader in metal additive manufacturing

Optomec announced that it has acquired Huffman. Huffman's equipment and software are in production at virtually all major manufacturers of aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines, who use its metal deposition capabilities to restore worn or damaged components at substantially lower cost than newly-made spare parts.