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Food Supply Challenge Addressed : 3D Printed Algae, Plants and Insects

Food Supply Challenge Addressed : 3D Printed Algae, Plants and Insects

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3D Software and Scanners

3D Software and Scanners

This premium article gives an overview of software and 3D scanners used in additive manufacturing, in particular looking at computer aided design, computer aided engineering, computer aided manufacture, and workflow management.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 15, 2022
First High-Performance Nanostructured Alloy is Ultrastrong and Ductile

First High-Performance Nanostructured Alloy is Ultrastrong and Ductile

A team of researchers has 3D printed a dual-phase, nanostructured high-entropy alloy that exceeds the strength and ductility of other state-of-the-art additively manufactured materials, which could lead to higher-performance components for applications in aerospace, medicine, energy and transportation.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 15, 2022
Microrobotics in Endodontic Treatment, Diagnostics

Microrobotics in Endodontic Treatment, Diagnostics

With its irregularities and anatomical complexities, the root canal system is one of the most clinically challenging spaces in the oral cavity. As a result, biofilm not fully cleared from the nooks and crannies of the canals remains a leading cause of treatment failure and persistent endodontic infections, and there are limited means to diagnose or assess the efficacy of disinfection. One day, clinicians may have a new tool to overcome these challenges in the form of microrobots.
External Company Press Release
3D Systems Acquisition of dp polar GmbH

3D Systems Acquisition of dp polar GmbH

3D Systems has entered an agreement to acquire dp polar GmbH, the German-based designer and manufacturer of the industry's first additive manufacturing system designed for true high-speed mass production of customized components. Central to dp polar's patented continuous printing process is a large-scale, segmented, rotating print platform that eliminates the start/stop operations of virtually all additive manufacturing platforms.
External Company Press Release
3D Printed Metal Parts Go Hypersonic—at Zero Miles Per Hour

3D Printed Metal Parts Go Hypersonic—at Zero Miles Per Hour

"Supersonics" denotes aircraft that break the sound barrier at Mach 1 and extends to around Mach 5, which is five times the speed of sound and more than 3,500 mph at sea level. But very weird stuff starts happening as that upper speed is reached—you enter the hypersonics environment. Exploring that unusual environment turns out to be a perfect proving ground for metal 3D printing, as researchers are learning.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 10, 2022
Using Artificial Intelligence to Control Digital Manufacturing

Using Artificial Intelligence to Control Digital Manufacturing

Scientists and engineers are constantly developing new materials with unique properties that can be used for 3D printing, but figuring out how to print with these materials can be a complex, costly conundrum. Researchers have now used artificial intelligence to streamline this procedure. They developed a machine-learning system that uses computer vision to watch the manufacturing process and then correct errors in how it handles the material in real-time.
External Company Press Release
Stratasys To Acquire Covestro's Additive Manufacturing Business

Stratasys To Acquire Covestro's Additive Manufacturing Business

Stratasys Ltd has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the additive manufacturing materials business of Covestro. The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive upon closing.
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Financial Activity Summary for 3D Printing: FY 2021 and H1 2022

Financial Activity Summary for 3D Printing: FY 2021 and H1 2022

This premium article explores the fiscal year 2021 results for public additive manufacturing companies and financial activity in 3D printing for H1 2022.
External Company Press Release
StarHagen Joins the Velo3D Contract Manufacturer Network

StarHagen Joins the Velo3D Contract Manufacturer Network

Velo3D Inc announced that StarHagen has joined the Velo3D Contract Manufacturer Network with the purchase of an end-to-end solution from the additive manufacturing technology company. The Sapphire printer acquired by StarHagen is calibrated to print in Inconel 625, a nickel-based superalloy designed for high-strength, and to resist high temperatures and corrosion.
External Company Press Release
A Sustainable and Cost-Efficient Solution to Replace Etching Processes

A Sustainable and Cost-Efficient Solution to Replace Etching Processes

InnovationLab has achieved a breakthrough in additive manufacturing of printed circuit boards, helping meet higher environmental standards for electronics production while also reducing costs.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 2, 2022
The Dichotomy Influencing the 3D Printing Materials Market

The Dichotomy Influencing the 3D Printing Materials Market

Open vs closed materials systems: In this article, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Sona Dadhania discusses how the dichotomy between "open" materials systems and "closed" materials systems (also known as platforms or architectures) affects the growth and utilization of materials for additive manufacturing.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 2, 2022
3D Printing Large and  Complex Parts Economically

3D Printing Large and Complex Parts Economically

Engineers have created a way to 3D print large and complex parts at a fraction of the cost of current methods. Known as Multiplexed Fused Filament Fabrication, the technique "could be a game changer for the 3D-printing industry," says lead author of study.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 2, 2022
Flexible Device Harvests Thermal Energy to Power Wearables

Flexible Device Harvests Thermal Energy to Power Wearables

Wearable electronics, from health and fitness trackers to virtual reality headsets, are part of our everyday lives. But finding ways to continuously power these devices is a challenge. Researchers have developed an innovative solution: the first-of-its kind flexible, wearable thermoelectric device that converts body heat to electricity. This device is soft and stretchable, yet sturdy and efficient — properties that can be challenging to combine.
External Company Press Release
Intertronics Supports 3D Printed Bioelectronics Research

Intertronics Supports 3D Printed Bioelectronics Research

When the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at The University of Sheffield was looking for a way to accurately 3D print bioelectronic sensors, it reached out to Intertronics for support. The company supplied mixing and dispensing equipment to improve the consistency and quality of the mix, achieve better printing definition, and reduce blockages in the nozzle of the 3D printer.
External Company Press Release
New General Purpose 3D Printing Material, Superior Alternative to PVA

New General Purpose 3D Printing Material, Superior Alternative to PVA

Infinite Materials Solutions LLC has recently launched AquaSys General Purpose, a water-soluble support material compatible with most polyesters. It is a direct replacement for polyvinyl alcohol and showcases outstanding performance and print fidelity with standard polylactic acid-type build materials. Its creators hope the reliable high-performance material marks a shift in the industry, as it saves time and money and is accessible to a wide range of users.
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Post-Processing for 3D Printing

Post-Processing for 3D Printing

This premium article looks into post-processing for 3D printing, including company profiles of additive manufacturing post-processing specialty companies.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 29, 2022
3D Printing Sensors For Satellites

3D Printing Sensors For Satellites

Scientists have created the first completely digitally manufactured plasma sensors for orbiting spacecraft. These plasma sensors, also known as retarding potential analyzers are used by satellites to determine the chemical composition and ion energy distribution of the atmosphere.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 27, 2022
IDTechEx Assess the Next Commercial Phase of the Graphene Market

IDTechEx Assess the Next Commercial Phase of the Graphene Market

To date, the commercialization of graphene has been more of a "material push" rather than a "market pull"; a solution looking for a problem. In this first phase, there were numerous technical and commercial barriers to overcome, which in materials science does not happen overnight. IDTechEx believes that this is changing, with graphene entering the next stage, the growth phase, of its commercial journey.
External Company Press Release
Snapmaker Announces Artisan 3-in-1 3D Printer

Snapmaker Announces Artisan 3-in-1 3D Printer

Digital manufacturer Snapmaker announced today that its latest generation of 3-in-1 3D Printer, which is named Artisan,will be available for pre-order on Snapmaker's official store on August 9th.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Software and Scanners

3D Software and Scanners

This premium article gives an overview of software and 3D scanners used in additive manufacturing, in particular looking at computer aided design, computer aided engineering, computer aided manufacture, and workflow management.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 15, 2022
Microrobotics in Endodontic Treatment, Diagnostics

Microrobotics in Endodontic Treatment, Diagnostics

With its irregularities and anatomical complexities, the root canal system is one of the most clinically challenging spaces in the oral cavity. As a result, biofilm not fully cleared from the nooks and crannies of the canals remains a leading cause of treatment failure and persistent endodontic infections, and there are limited means to diagnose or assess the efficacy of disinfection. One day, clinicians may have a new tool to overcome these challenges in the form of microrobots.
External Company Press Release
3D Printed Metal Parts Go Hypersonic—at Zero Miles Per Hour

3D Printed Metal Parts Go Hypersonic—at Zero Miles Per Hour

"Supersonics" denotes aircraft that break the sound barrier at Mach 1 and extends to around Mach 5, which is five times the speed of sound and more than 3,500 mph at sea level. But very weird stuff starts happening as that upper speed is reached—you enter the hypersonics environment. Exploring that unusual environment turns out to be a perfect proving ground for metal 3D printing, as researchers are learning.
External Company Press Release
Stratasys To Acquire Covestro's Additive Manufacturing Business

Stratasys To Acquire Covestro's Additive Manufacturing Business

Stratasys Ltd has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the additive manufacturing materials business of Covestro. The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive upon closing.
External Company Press Release
StarHagen Joins the Velo3D Contract Manufacturer Network

StarHagen Joins the Velo3D Contract Manufacturer Network

Velo3D Inc announced that StarHagen has joined the Velo3D Contract Manufacturer Network with the purchase of an end-to-end solution from the additive manufacturing technology company. The Sapphire printer acquired by StarHagen is calibrated to print in Inconel 625, a nickel-based superalloy designed for high-strength, and to resist high temperatures and corrosion.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 2, 2022
The Dichotomy Influencing the 3D Printing Materials Market

The Dichotomy Influencing the 3D Printing Materials Market

Open vs closed materials systems: In this article, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Sona Dadhania discusses how the dichotomy between "open" materials systems and "closed" materials systems (also known as platforms or architectures) affects the growth and utilization of materials for additive manufacturing.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 2, 2022
Flexible Device Harvests Thermal Energy to Power Wearables

Flexible Device Harvests Thermal Energy to Power Wearables

Wearable electronics, from health and fitness trackers to virtual reality headsets, are part of our everyday lives. But finding ways to continuously power these devices is a challenge. Researchers have developed an innovative solution: the first-of-its kind flexible, wearable thermoelectric device that converts body heat to electricity. This device is soft and stretchable, yet sturdy and efficient — properties that can be challenging to combine.
External Company Press Release
New General Purpose 3D Printing Material, Superior Alternative to PVA

New General Purpose 3D Printing Material, Superior Alternative to PVA

Infinite Materials Solutions LLC has recently launched AquaSys General Purpose, a water-soluble support material compatible with most polyesters. It is a direct replacement for polyvinyl alcohol and showcases outstanding performance and print fidelity with standard polylactic acid-type build materials. Its creators hope the reliable high-performance material marks a shift in the industry, as it saves time and money and is accessible to a wide range of users.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 29, 2022
3D Printing Sensors For Satellites

3D Printing Sensors For Satellites

Scientists have created the first completely digitally manufactured plasma sensors for orbiting spacecraft. These plasma sensors, also known as retarding potential analyzers are used by satellites to determine the chemical composition and ion energy distribution of the atmosphere.
External Company Press Release
Snapmaker Announces Artisan 3-in-1 3D Printer

Snapmaker Announces Artisan 3-in-1 3D Printer

Digital manufacturer Snapmaker announced today that its latest generation of 3-in-1 3D Printer, which is named Artisan,will be available for pre-order on Snapmaker's official store on August 9th.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 15, 2022
First High-Performance Nanostructured Alloy is Ultrastrong and Ductile

First High-Performance Nanostructured Alloy is Ultrastrong and Ductile

A team of researchers has 3D printed a dual-phase, nanostructured high-entropy alloy that exceeds the strength and ductility of other state-of-the-art additively manufactured materials, which could lead to higher-performance components for applications in aerospace, medicine, energy and transportation.
External Company Press Release
3D Systems Acquisition of dp polar GmbH

3D Systems Acquisition of dp polar GmbH

3D Systems has entered an agreement to acquire dp polar GmbH, the German-based designer and manufacturer of the industry's first additive manufacturing system designed for true high-speed mass production of customized components. Central to dp polar's patented continuous printing process is a large-scale, segmented, rotating print platform that eliminates the start/stop operations of virtually all additive manufacturing platforms.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 10, 2022
Using Artificial Intelligence to Control Digital Manufacturing

Using Artificial Intelligence to Control Digital Manufacturing

Scientists and engineers are constantly developing new materials with unique properties that can be used for 3D printing, but figuring out how to print with these materials can be a complex, costly conundrum. Researchers have now used artificial intelligence to streamline this procedure. They developed a machine-learning system that uses computer vision to watch the manufacturing process and then correct errors in how it handles the material in real-time.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Financial Activity Summary for 3D Printing: FY 2021 and H1 2022

Financial Activity Summary for 3D Printing: FY 2021 and H1 2022

This premium article explores the fiscal year 2021 results for public additive manufacturing companies and financial activity in 3D printing for H1 2022.
External Company Press Release
A Sustainable and Cost-Efficient Solution to Replace Etching Processes

A Sustainable and Cost-Efficient Solution to Replace Etching Processes

InnovationLab has achieved a breakthrough in additive manufacturing of printed circuit boards, helping meet higher environmental standards for electronics production while also reducing costs.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 2, 2022
3D Printing Large and  Complex Parts Economically

3D Printing Large and Complex Parts Economically

Engineers have created a way to 3D print large and complex parts at a fraction of the cost of current methods. Known as Multiplexed Fused Filament Fabrication, the technique "could be a game changer for the 3D-printing industry," says lead author of study.
External Company Press Release
Intertronics Supports 3D Printed Bioelectronics Research

Intertronics Supports 3D Printed Bioelectronics Research

When the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at The University of Sheffield was looking for a way to accurately 3D print bioelectronic sensors, it reached out to Intertronics for support. The company supplied mixing and dispensing equipment to improve the consistency and quality of the mix, achieve better printing definition, and reduce blockages in the nozzle of the 3D printer.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Post-Processing for 3D Printing

Post-Processing for 3D Printing

This premium article looks into post-processing for 3D printing, including company profiles of additive manufacturing post-processing specialty companies.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 27, 2022
IDTechEx Assess the Next Commercial Phase of the Graphene Market

IDTechEx Assess the Next Commercial Phase of the Graphene Market

To date, the commercialization of graphene has been more of a "material push" rather than a "market pull"; a solution looking for a problem. In this first phase, there were numerous technical and commercial barriers to overcome, which in materials science does not happen overnight. IDTechEx believes that this is changing, with graphene entering the next stage, the growth phase, of its commercial journey.
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