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TechConnect 2022: Event Summary

TechConnect 2022: Event Summary

3D Printing Progress
Jun 21, 2022
New Solution for Stem Cell Manufacturing

New Solution for Stem Cell Manufacturing

Researchers have developed a unique 3D printed system for harvesting stem cells from bioreactors, offering the potential for high quality, wide-scale production of stem cells in Australia at a lower cost. Stem cells offer great promise in the treatment of many diseases and injuries, from arthritis and diabetes to cancer, due to their ability to replace damaged cells. However, current technology used to harvest stem cells is labour intensive, time consuming and expensive.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D Sapphire XC 1MZ to Enable Large-format Metal 3D Printing

Velo3D Sapphire XC 1MZ to Enable Large-format Metal 3D Printing

Velo3D Inc announced a new addition to its Sapphire family of printers with the Sapphire XC 1MZ. The new printer allows customers to print parts one meter in height—with a total build volume that is twice that of the Sapphire XC and nine times larger than the original Sapphire—increasing the addressable use-cases of Velo3D's end-to-end metal additive manufacturing solution.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 20, 2022
3D Printing Materials: A $29.5 Billion Opportunity Ripe for Innovation

3D Printing Materials: A $29.5 Billion Opportunity Ripe for Innovation

The growth potential for AM materials differs from printing equipment, as operational legacy printers continue to consume materials. Therefore, this segment of the 3D printing value chain represents a tremendous opportunity.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 20, 2022
Flexible, Highly Sensitive Motion Device Created by Extrusion Printing

Flexible, Highly Sensitive Motion Device Created by Extrusion Printing

The creation of high-resolution extrusion printing—think 3D printing but with ink that conducts electricity—has enabled researchers to explore the potential of wearable human motion devices.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 17, 2022
Single-Step, All-In-One 3D Printing Method to Make Robotic Materials

Single-Step, All-In-One 3D Printing Method to Make Robotic Materials

A team of engineers and their colleagues have developed a new design strategy and 3D printing technique to build robots in one single step. The breakthrough enabled the entire mechanical and electronic systems needed to operate a robot to be manufactured all at once by a new type of 3D printing process for engineered active materials with multiple functions (also known as metamaterials). Once 3D printed, a "meta-bot" will be capable of propulsion, movement, sensing and decision-making.
External Company Press Release
Ultimaker Complete Metal Expansion Kit for Professional 3D Printing

Ultimaker Complete Metal Expansion Kit for Professional 3D Printing

Ultimaker announced the extension of its Ultimaker Platform with a Metal Expansion Kit, making metal 3D printing more accessible and affordable. Engineers using the new Kit will be empowered to produce applications capable of high mechanical stress and thermal resistance, an impossible task even with high-performance thermoplastics.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 14, 2022
Closed-Loop Additive Manufacturing Field by Upcycled Plastic

Closed-Loop Additive Manufacturing Field by Upcycled Plastic

Researchers have developed an upcycling approach that adds value to discarded plastics for reuse in additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. The readily adoptable, scalable method introduces a closed-loop strategy that could globally reduce plastic waste and cut carbon emissions tied to plastic production.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: RAPID + TCT 2022

Event Summary: RAPID + TCT 2022

This premium article explores the RAPID + TCT 2022 event, held in Detroit, Michigan, from 17th-19th May. It will cover many products launched at the event, with a focus on printers, materials, and post-processing equipment.
External Company Press Release
3D Printed High-End Garments, Bespoke Accessories and Luxury Goods

3D Printed High-End Garments, Bespoke Accessories and Luxury Goods

On display now at Milan Design Week is the SSYS 2Y22 Reflection Collection. Created using the new Stratasys J850 TechStyle 3D printer, this Stratasys created and curated collection was made possible through close collaboration with seven design groups and includes exclusive dresses and suits, daywear, lighting, luxury packaging, cosmetics, handbags, accessories, footwear and more.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 7, 2022
3D Bioprinted Living Tissue Ear Implants Head to Clinical Trials

3D Bioprinted Living Tissue Ear Implants Head to Clinical Trials

3DBio Therapeutics and the Microtia-Congenital Ear Deformity Institute announced they have conducted a human ear reconstruction using the AuriNovo implant, an investigational, patient-matched, 3D-bioprinted living tissue ear implant. The groundbreaking reconstructive procedure in the first-in-human Phase 1/2a clinical trial is evaluating the safety and preliminary efficacy for patients with microtia, a rare congenital deformity where one or both outer ears are absent or underdeveloped.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 6, 2022
Direct Sound Printing, a Potential Game Changer in 3D Printing

Direct Sound Printing, a Potential Game Changer in 3D Printing

Most 3D printing methods currently in use rely either on photo (light)- or thermo (heat)-activated reactions to achieve precise manipulation of polymers. The development of a new platform technology called direct sound printing, which uses soundwaves to produce new objects, may offer a third option.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 3, 2022
Towards Customizable Timber, Grown in a Lab

Towards Customizable Timber, Grown in a Lab

Each year, the world loses about 10 million hectares of forest — an area about the size of Iceland — because of deforestation. At that rate, some scientists predict the world's forests could disappear in 100 to 200 years. In an effort to provide an environmentally friendly and low-waste alternative, researchers have pioneered a tunable technique to generate wood-like plant material in a lab, which could enable someone to "grow" a wooden product like a table without needing to cut down trees, process lumber, etc.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 2, 2022
Metal 3D Printing Technology Landscape - The Trends and the Whitespace

Metal 3D Printing Technology Landscape - The Trends and the Whitespace

Perfectly imperfect - that is the technology landscape in metal 3D printing boiled down. Through an extensive benchmarking study, IDTechEx has asked the question: where are metal additive manufacturing technologies going, and where are the whitespaces for advancement in the metal AM landscape?
3D Printing Progress
Jun 1, 2022
Objects Can Now be 3D Printed in Opaque Resin

Objects Can Now be 3D Printed in Opaque Resin

A team of engineers has developed a 3D-printing method that uses light to make objects out of opaque resin in a matter of seconds. Their breakthrough could have promising applications in the biomedical industry, such as to make artificial arteries.
External Company Press Release
Stratasys, Nascar Collaborate to Bring 3D Printed Production to Nascar

Stratasys, Nascar Collaborate to Bring 3D Printed Production to Nascar

Stratasys Ltd has been named a NASCAR Competition Partner and has teamed with NASCAR to produce the first-ever 3D printed production parts to be featured across all NASCAR Next Gen cars.
3D Printing Progress
May 31, 2022
Still Waiting on a Commercial Need for Take-off: SWCNTs

Still Waiting on a Commercial Need for Take-off: SWCNTs

Commercializing a new material is not easy. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are the higher-performance variants of the carbon nanotube family, but unlike their multi-walled counterpart, they are still hunting for their killer application.
3D Printing Progress
May 30, 2022
How Concrete 3D Printing Saves Material and CO2

How Concrete 3D Printing Saves Material and CO2

Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world. It can be used in many ways, can be produced locally and is very durable. Its environmental performance, on the other hand, is the subject of critical debate. In particular, the production of the integral concrete component cement emits a lot of CO2.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Polymer 3D Printing Materials: Benchmarking

Polymer 3D Printing Materials: Benchmarking

This premium article compares and contrasts the mechanical properties of commercially available polymer 3D printing materials, specifically focusing on photosensitive resins, thermoplastic filaments, and thermoplastic powders.
External Company Press Release
Photocentric launches Liquid Crystal Magna v.2

Photocentric launches Liquid Crystal Magna v.2

Photocentric has launched Liquid Crystal Magna v.2, a completely re-engineered LCD screen-based printer designed to take additive manufacturing to the next level. The LC Magna v.2 delivers significantly faster print speeds, boosts productivity rates and reduces waste.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 21, 2022
New Solution for Stem Cell Manufacturing

New Solution for Stem Cell Manufacturing

Researchers have developed a unique 3D printed system for harvesting stem cells from bioreactors, offering the potential for high quality, wide-scale production of stem cells in Australia at a lower cost. Stem cells offer great promise in the treatment of many diseases and injuries, from arthritis and diabetes to cancer, due to their ability to replace damaged cells. However, current technology used to harvest stem cells is labour intensive, time consuming and expensive.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 20, 2022
3D Printing Materials: A $29.5 Billion Opportunity Ripe for Innovation

3D Printing Materials: A $29.5 Billion Opportunity Ripe for Innovation

The growth potential for AM materials differs from printing equipment, as operational legacy printers continue to consume materials. Therefore, this segment of the 3D printing value chain represents a tremendous opportunity.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 17, 2022
Single-Step, All-In-One 3D Printing Method to Make Robotic Materials

Single-Step, All-In-One 3D Printing Method to Make Robotic Materials

A team of engineers and their colleagues have developed a new design strategy and 3D printing technique to build robots in one single step. The breakthrough enabled the entire mechanical and electronic systems needed to operate a robot to be manufactured all at once by a new type of 3D printing process for engineered active materials with multiple functions (also known as metamaterials). Once 3D printed, a "meta-bot" will be capable of propulsion, movement, sensing and decision-making.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 14, 2022
Closed-Loop Additive Manufacturing Field by Upcycled Plastic

Closed-Loop Additive Manufacturing Field by Upcycled Plastic

Researchers have developed an upcycling approach that adds value to discarded plastics for reuse in additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. The readily adoptable, scalable method introduces a closed-loop strategy that could globally reduce plastic waste and cut carbon emissions tied to plastic production.
External Company Press Release
3D Printed High-End Garments, Bespoke Accessories and Luxury Goods

3D Printed High-End Garments, Bespoke Accessories and Luxury Goods

On display now at Milan Design Week is the SSYS 2Y22 Reflection Collection. Created using the new Stratasys J850 TechStyle 3D printer, this Stratasys created and curated collection was made possible through close collaboration with seven design groups and includes exclusive dresses and suits, daywear, lighting, luxury packaging, cosmetics, handbags, accessories, footwear and more.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 6, 2022
Direct Sound Printing, a Potential Game Changer in 3D Printing

Direct Sound Printing, a Potential Game Changer in 3D Printing

Most 3D printing methods currently in use rely either on photo (light)- or thermo (heat)-activated reactions to achieve precise manipulation of polymers. The development of a new platform technology called direct sound printing, which uses soundwaves to produce new objects, may offer a third option.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 2, 2022
Metal 3D Printing Technology Landscape - The Trends and the Whitespace

Metal 3D Printing Technology Landscape - The Trends and the Whitespace

Perfectly imperfect - that is the technology landscape in metal 3D printing boiled down. Through an extensive benchmarking study, IDTechEx has asked the question: where are metal additive manufacturing technologies going, and where are the whitespaces for advancement in the metal AM landscape?
External Company Press Release
Stratasys, Nascar Collaborate to Bring 3D Printed Production to Nascar

Stratasys, Nascar Collaborate to Bring 3D Printed Production to Nascar

Stratasys Ltd has been named a NASCAR Competition Partner and has teamed with NASCAR to produce the first-ever 3D printed production parts to be featured across all NASCAR Next Gen cars.
3D Printing Progress
May 30, 2022
How Concrete 3D Printing Saves Material and CO2

How Concrete 3D Printing Saves Material and CO2

Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world. It can be used in many ways, can be produced locally and is very durable. Its environmental performance, on the other hand, is the subject of critical debate. In particular, the production of the integral concrete component cement emits a lot of CO2.
External Company Press Release
Photocentric launches Liquid Crystal Magna v.2

Photocentric launches Liquid Crystal Magna v.2

Photocentric has launched Liquid Crystal Magna v.2, a completely re-engineered LCD screen-based printer designed to take additive manufacturing to the next level. The LC Magna v.2 delivers significantly faster print speeds, boosts productivity rates and reduces waste.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D Sapphire XC 1MZ to Enable Large-format Metal 3D Printing

Velo3D Sapphire XC 1MZ to Enable Large-format Metal 3D Printing

Velo3D Inc announced a new addition to its Sapphire family of printers with the Sapphire XC 1MZ. The new printer allows customers to print parts one meter in height—with a total build volume that is twice that of the Sapphire XC and nine times larger than the original Sapphire—increasing the addressable use-cases of Velo3D's end-to-end metal additive manufacturing solution.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 20, 2022
Flexible, Highly Sensitive Motion Device Created by Extrusion Printing

Flexible, Highly Sensitive Motion Device Created by Extrusion Printing

The creation of high-resolution extrusion printing—think 3D printing but with ink that conducts electricity—has enabled researchers to explore the potential of wearable human motion devices.
External Company Press Release
Ultimaker Complete Metal Expansion Kit for Professional 3D Printing

Ultimaker Complete Metal Expansion Kit for Professional 3D Printing

Ultimaker announced the extension of its Ultimaker Platform with a Metal Expansion Kit, making metal 3D printing more accessible and affordable. Engineers using the new Kit will be empowered to produce applications capable of high mechanical stress and thermal resistance, an impossible task even with high-performance thermoplastics.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: RAPID + TCT 2022

Event Summary: RAPID + TCT 2022

This premium article explores the RAPID + TCT 2022 event, held in Detroit, Michigan, from 17th-19th May. It will cover many products launched at the event, with a focus on printers, materials, and post-processing equipment.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 7, 2022
3D Bioprinted Living Tissue Ear Implants Head to Clinical Trials

3D Bioprinted Living Tissue Ear Implants Head to Clinical Trials

3DBio Therapeutics and the Microtia-Congenital Ear Deformity Institute announced they have conducted a human ear reconstruction using the AuriNovo implant, an investigational, patient-matched, 3D-bioprinted living tissue ear implant. The groundbreaking reconstructive procedure in the first-in-human Phase 1/2a clinical trial is evaluating the safety and preliminary efficacy for patients with microtia, a rare congenital deformity where one or both outer ears are absent or underdeveloped.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 3, 2022
Towards Customizable Timber, Grown in a Lab

Towards Customizable Timber, Grown in a Lab

Each year, the world loses about 10 million hectares of forest — an area about the size of Iceland — because of deforestation. At that rate, some scientists predict the world's forests could disappear in 100 to 200 years. In an effort to provide an environmentally friendly and low-waste alternative, researchers have pioneered a tunable technique to generate wood-like plant material in a lab, which could enable someone to "grow" a wooden product like a table without needing to cut down trees, process lumber, etc.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 1, 2022
Objects Can Now be 3D Printed in Opaque Resin

Objects Can Now be 3D Printed in Opaque Resin

A team of engineers has developed a 3D-printing method that uses light to make objects out of opaque resin in a matter of seconds. Their breakthrough could have promising applications in the biomedical industry, such as to make artificial arteries.
3D Printing Progress
May 31, 2022
Still Waiting on a Commercial Need for Take-off: SWCNTs

Still Waiting on a Commercial Need for Take-off: SWCNTs

Commercializing a new material is not easy. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are the higher-performance variants of the carbon nanotube family, but unlike their multi-walled counterpart, they are still hunting for their killer application.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Polymer 3D Printing Materials: Benchmarking

Polymer 3D Printing Materials: Benchmarking

This premium article compares and contrasts the mechanical properties of commercially available polymer 3D printing materials, specifically focusing on photosensitive resins, thermoplastic filaments, and thermoplastic powders.
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