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One vaccine injection could carry many doses

One vaccine injection could carry many doses

Sep 22, 2017 United States
Engineers have invented a new 3-D fabrication method that can generate a novel type of drug-carrying particle that could allow multiple doses of a drug or vaccine to be delivered over an extended time period with just one injection.
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IDTechEx TVOne step closer to lifelike robots

One step closer to lifelike robots

Sep 21, 2017 United States
A self-contained soft actuator three times stronger than natural muscle, without the need of externals, signals a breakthrough in soft robotics.
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IDTechEx TVFunding to create human organs with 3D printing

Funding to create human organs with 3D printing

Sep 21, 2017 United States
Wait lists for human organ transplants could be entirely eliminated through patent-pending technologies developed by a human tissue engineering company that has invented a new way to create viable human organs using near instantaneous 3D printing.
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3-D-printing materials for wound care and decorative elements

3-D-printing materials for wound care and decorative elements

Sep 20, 2017 Finland
Cellulose nanofibrils have properties that can improve the characteristics of bio-based 3D-printing pastes.
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Conductive inks: never ceasing to adapt

Conductive inks: never ceasing to adapt

Sep 19, 2017
Cast your mind back a few years and you will find a conductive ink business that appeared very mature and slow moving. Then everything began to change...
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IDTechEx TVPeel-and-go printable structures fold themselves

Peel-and-go printable structures fold themselves

Sep 18, 2017 United States
As 3-D printing has become a mainstream technology, industry and academic researchers have been investigating printable structures that will fold themselves into useful three-dimensional shapes when heated or immersed in water.
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IDTechEx TVNew spin on 3D printing with build rates 30 times faster

New spin on 3D printing with build rates 30 times faster

Sep 15, 2017 Australia
Titomic Kinetic Fusion puts a new spin on 3D printing with build rates 30 times faster than the largest commercial 3D printing equipment available.
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Novel 3-D printed high-performance polymer

Novel 3-D printed high-performance polymer

Sep 13, 2017 United States
Researchers have created a novel way to 3-D print the type of high-temperature polymeric materials commonly used to insulate space craft and satellites from extreme heat and cold. Previously, the polyimide could be made only in sheets.
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Investment sought for 3D printed hearts

Investment sought for 3D printed hearts

Sep 13, 2017 United States
A patient-specific, fully functioning heart will be created through 3D bioprinting using the patient's own cells - eliminating the well-known challenges of organ rejection and long donor waiting lists that plague existing organ transplant methods.
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IDTechEx TV3D printable open source prosthetics

3D printable open source prosthetics

Sep 11, 2017 United States
A team of engineers that has come together to improve the lives of veterans by donating custom 3D prosthetic limbs.
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Low-cost wearables manufactured by hybrid 3D printing

Low-cost wearables manufactured by hybrid 3D printing

Sep 8, 2017 United States
A collaboration has created a new additive manufacturing technique for soft electronics, called hybrid 3D printing, that integrates soft, electrically conductive inks and matrix materials with rigid electronic components into a single, stretchable device.
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IDTechEx TVIDTechEx Show! Exhibit Space Over 90% Sold

IDTechEx Show! Exhibit Space Over 90% Sold

Sep 6, 2017 Worldwide, United States
With over two months to go until the IDTechEx Show! at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 15 - 16, over 90% of the exhibit space is already sold. The 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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Local Motors 3D prints their self driving shuttle

Local Motors 3D prints their self driving shuttle

Sep 6, 2017 United States
With streamlined 3D printing, Local Motors design engineers are able to reduce tooling costs by 50% and reduce overall production time by a staggering 90%, all while keeping part production in-house.
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Multi-material printed systems poised to shape consumer products

Multi-material printed systems poised to shape consumer products

Sep 5, 2017 United States
Product developers can print integrated electronics onto plastic, ceramic and metallic structures at extremely fine resolutions.
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3D printing in full colour

3D printing in full colour

Sep 4, 2017 United States
The da Vinci Color is XYZprinting's first FDM desktop 3D printer with true color technology achieved through the combination of inkjet and 3D printing technology.
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Digital supply chain for custom-fit ski boots

Digital supply chain for custom-fit ski boots

Sep 1, 2017 Belgium
Materialise has partnered with Tailored Fits, to launch the world's first end-to-end digital supply chain for custom-fit ski boots.
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HP, Deloitte alliance to establish industrial-scale 3D printing

HP, Deloitte alliance to establish industrial-scale 3D printing

Aug 31, 2017
HP Inc and Deloitte Consulting LLP announced a first-of-its-kind alliance to help accelerate the digital transformation of the global manufacturing industry.
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VW Caddy fitted with 3D-printed front-end structure

VW Caddy fitted with 3D-printed front-end structure

Aug 30, 2017 Germany
From conceptual design to final vehicle, the project was completed in only nine months.
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HRL receives NASA award to 3-D print ceramic rocket engine components

HRL receives NASA award to 3-D print ceramic rocket engine components

Aug 28, 2017 United States
The two-year program will culminate with hot-fire ground testing of rocket engines that contain 3D-printed heat-resistant components.
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Turning human waste into plastic

Turning human waste into plastic

Aug 25, 2017 United States
Imagine you're on your way to Mars, and you lose a crucial tool during a spacewalk. Not to worry, you'll simply re-enter your spacecraft and use some microorganisms to convert your urine and exhaled carbon dioxide into chemicals to make a new one.