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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.
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IDTechEx TVBuzz Technology

Buzz Technology

Sep 19, 2018
The CEO of Buzz Technology discusses their distributed manufacturing solution which allows for the creation of more socially conscious consumer products through robotics and 3D printing.
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IDTechEx TVThe next step for 3D printing

The next step for 3D printing

Sep 19, 2018 Switzerland
Researchers have developed a bioinspired approach to 3D print recyclable materials using cheap desktop printers that outperform state-of-the-art printed polymers and rival the highest performance lightweight materials. This will finally enable the manufacturing of complex parts that mimic natural structural designs on the mass market.
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90% Of Exhibition Space Already Sold At The IDTechEx Show!

90% Of Exhibition Space Already Sold At The IDTechEx Show!

Sep 18, 2018
This event brings together the hottest emerging technologies including materials, components and systems with end users, who seek to use these technologies to differentiate their products through greater capability.
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Metal Jet 3D printing for mass production

Metal Jet 3D printing for mass production

Sep 17, 2018 Worldwide
HP Inc has launched HP Metal Jet, for the high volume manufacturing of production-grade metal parts. Providing up to 50 times more productivity at a significantly lower cost than other 3D printing methods, HP Metal Jet is being deployed by manufacturing leaders GKN Powder Metallurgy and Parmatech for the factory production of final parts.
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Volkswagen uses 3D printing for mass production

Volkswagen uses 3D printing for mass production

Sep 14, 2018 United States
Volkswagen is the first automotive manufacturer using the latest 3D printing technology: the "HP Metal Jet" process simplifies and speeds up metallic 3D printing.
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Life Sciences featured at the IDTechEx Show! Nov 14-15, CA

Life Sciences featured at the IDTechEx Show! Nov 14-15, CA

Sep 12, 2018
Independent analyst company, IDTechEx, will be highlighting life sciences with a selection of healthcare presentations at the forthcoming IDTechEx Show!, Nov 14-15 in CA.
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Optomec LENS hybrid system used to manufacture dissolvable metal

Optomec LENS hybrid system used to manufacture dissolvable metal

Sep 12, 2018 United States
Optomec, a leading global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D Printed Metals unveiled details of how the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is using a LENS Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere System to develop dissolvable magnesium components that will have broad-reaching implications in the design and manufacture of next-generation medical implants.
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IDTechEx TVPrinting with sound

Printing with sound

Sep 11, 2018 United States
Harvard University researchers have developed a new printing method that uses sound waves to generate droplets from liquids with an unprecedented range of composition and viscosity. This technique could finally enable the manufacturing of many new biopharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food and expand the possibilities of optical and conductive materials.
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IDTechEx TVAccess to 3D printing is changing the work in research labs

Access to 3D printing is changing the work in research labs

Sep 10, 2018 United States
A small, black box could change the way scientists search for new antibiotics. The PFIbox's nine structural parts can be 3D printed in about a day, snap together in minutes, and cost about $200.
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US Marines 3D printed concrete barracks

US Marines 3D printed concrete barracks

Sep 7, 2018 United States
The Additive Manufacturing Team at Marine Corps Systems Command teamed up with Marines from I Marine Expeditionary Force to operate the world's largest concrete 3D printer at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Champaign, Illinois.
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Reliable thermoplastic composite parts using 3D printing

Reliable thermoplastic composite parts using 3D printing

Sep 6, 2018 Netherlands
Advanced 3D printing with thermoplastic composites: To achieve that goal, the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and systems IMWS in Halle (Saale) and Brightlands Materials Center in the Netherlands are going to collaborate. Together, the partners want to optimize fiber-reinforced thermoplastics to make them ideally suited for 3D printing on an industrial scale.
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IDTechEx TVWorld's largest 3-D printed reef installed at Summer Island Maldives

World's largest 3-D printed reef installed at Summer Island Maldives

Sep 5, 2018 Maldives
Summer Island Maldives partnered with Reef Design Lab to design and build the 3-D modular reef.
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Are you a start-up or research company?

Are you a start-up or research company?

Sep 4, 2018
With just 4 days left to apply, time is running out to explore the IDTechEx Launchpad Initiative...
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One step closer to bioengineered replacements for vessels and ducts

One step closer to bioengineered replacements for vessels and ducts

Sep 4, 2018 United States
A team of researchers have developed a way to bioprint tubular structures that better mimic native vessels and ducts in the body. The 3-D bioprinting technique allows fine-tuning of the printed tissues' properties, such as number of layers and ability to transport nutrients.
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IDTechEx TV3D printed prototype brings bionic eye closer

3D printed prototype brings bionic eye closer

Sep 3, 2018 United States
Researchers have, for the first time, fully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. This discovery marks a significant step toward creating a "bionic eye" that could someday help blind people see or sighted people see better.
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Novel process to 3D print graphene

Novel process to 3D print graphene

Aug 31, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed a novel way to 3D print complex objects of one of the highest-performing materials used in the battery and aerospace industries.