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3D printed house points the way to sustainable construction industry

3D printed house points the way to sustainable construction industry

Apr 19, 2018 Italy
Printed on-site by a portable robot, the house showcases the role 3D printing can play in reducing construction waste; it increases efficiencies during the building process and allows materials to be reused at the end of the building's life, rather than ending up as landfill.
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First 'Toxicant Replacement Hero' Award Presented at the IDTechEx Show

First 'Toxicant Replacement Hero' Award Presented at the IDTechEx Show

Apr 18, 2018
Quantum Technology Supersensors were the first recipients of the new IDTechEx award for a 'Toxicant Replacement Hero' in Berlin.
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3D Printing Awards Presented at the IDTechEx Show! Berlin

3D Printing Awards Presented at the IDTechEx Show! Berlin

Apr 17, 2018 Germany
At last week's IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Additive Industries were presented with the 'Best Development in 3D Printing' Award.
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World's first medium/large-scale 3D thermoset printer

World's first medium/large-scale 3D thermoset printer

Apr 16, 2018 United States
Magnum Venus Products, in partnership with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, installed the first commercially available medium/large-scale thermoset 3D printer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Manufacturing Demonstration Facility in Tennessee.
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Shedding new light on laser additive manufacturing

Shedding new light on laser additive manufacturing

Apr 13, 2018 United Kingdom
Additive manufacturing allows us to create incredibly complex shapes, which would not be possible using traditional manufacturing techniques. However, objects created using AM have different properties from traditional manufacturing routes, which is sometimes a disadvantage.
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Individual 3D-printed bandages

Individual 3D-printed bandages

Apr 11, 2018 United States
A bioengineering professor, along with the help of other engineering faculty and students, created a 3D printer that uses electrospinning technology to print bandages directly onto a patient's skin, making them fit the individual's physical form.
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Smart ink adds new dimensions to 3-D printing

Smart ink adds new dimensions to 3-D printing

Apr 10, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed a smart ink that turns 3D-printed structures into objects that can change shape and color. The innovation promises to add even more functionality to 3D printing and could pave the way to a new generation of printed material.
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Brightlands Materials Center presents inspiring innovations

Brightlands Materials Center presents inspiring innovations

Apr 4, 2018 Netherlands
A team of Brightlands Materials Center will participate for the first time in the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin.
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Scientists successfully print glass optics

Scientists successfully print glass optics

Apr 4, 2018 United States
For the first time, researchers have successfully 3D-printed optical-quality glasses, on par with commercial glass products currently available on the market.
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Spotlight on TNO: Holst Centre, AMSYSTEMS, Brightlands Materials

Spotlight on TNO: Holst Centre, AMSYSTEMS, Brightlands Materials

Apr 3, 2018
Holst Centre, AMSYSTEMS Center and Brightlands Materials Centre, three Joint Innovation Centers of TNO will demonstrate their latest developments in printed, moulded and flexible electronics at the IDTechEx Show! 2018 in Berlin.
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IDTechEx TVSoft robotic fish swims alongside real ones

Soft robotic fish swims alongside real ones

Apr 3, 2018 United States
Even with many technological advances in recent years, it remains a challenging task to document marine life up close. But scientists believe they have a possible solution: using robots.
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Scientists print all-liquid 3-D structures

Scientists print all-liquid 3-D structures

Apr 2, 2018 United States
Scientists have developed a way to print 3-D structures composed entirely of liquids. Using a modified 3-D printer, they injected threads of water into silicone oil — sculpting tubes made of one liquid within another liquid.
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Geely, L'Oréal, Arsenal FC and PolyPhotonix to Open the IDTechEx Show!

Geely, L'Oréal, Arsenal FC and PolyPhotonix to Open the IDTechEx Show!

Mar 28, 2018
The IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Germany, on April 11-12 is the key meeting place for those involved in technology scouting and product innovation, bringing together emerging technologies with global brands.
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Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Mar 28, 2018 Worldwide
The aim of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is to create living biological tissue that can repair and replace damaged tissues in the body, something that cannot be achieved by medicine and medical procedures.
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Plant-inspired material could help clean up oil spills

Plant-inspired material could help clean up oil spills

Mar 28, 2018 United States
Using 3-D printing researchers have successfully mimicked a biological phenomenon in plant leaves called the "Salvinia effect."
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IDTechEx TVWhat to expect at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2018

What to expect at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2018

Mar 26, 2018
Connecting Emerging Technologies With Global Brands 11 - 12 April 2018 | Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany
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3-D printing to create metallic glass alloys

3-D printing to create metallic glass alloys

Mar 26, 2018 United States
Researchers have now demonstrated the ability to create amorphous metal, or metallic glass, alloys using three-dimensional printing technology, opening the door to a variety of applications - such as more efficient electric motors, better wear-resistant materials, higher strength materials, and lighter weight structures.
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New 4-D printer could reshape the world we live in

New 4-D printer could reshape the world we live in

Mar 23, 2018 United States
Scientists report that they have developed a powerful printer that could streamline the creation of self-assembling structures that can change shape after being exposed to heat and other stimuli. They say this unique technology could accelerate the use of 4-D printing in aerospace, medicine and other industries.
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Siemens invests in new 3D-printing facility in UK

Siemens invests in new 3D-printing facility in UK

Mar 22, 2018 United Kingdom
Siemens is to make a €30 million investment in a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for Materials Solutions Ltd., its Additive Manufacturing, or 3D-printing specialist.
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Printing the soft robots of the future

Printing the soft robots of the future

Mar 20, 2018 Japan
Three-dimensional printing offers unique advantages, but still faces many challenges, for fabricating small, flexible robots that can navigate through the human body and other confined spaces.
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IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

Mar 16, 2018 Worldwide, Europe
IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 21 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Berlin, Germany on 11-12 April 2018. All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.