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3D Printing Progress
Oct 5, 2017
Pilot environment for 3D printing of metals

Pilot environment for 3D printing of metals

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland's new plasma equipment accelerates industrial production processes and the creation of new products. The entire production chain, from raw materials to product, has been accelerated and streamlined.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 4, 2017
IDTechEx Announces Winners of Launchpad, New Technologies Initiative

IDTechEx Announces Winners of Launchpad, New Technologies Initiative

IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 10 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Santa Clara, USA on November 15-16 2017. All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 4, 2017
Soft, flexible origami-inspired robot

Soft, flexible origami-inspired robot

A researcher has turned the origami she enjoyed as a child into a patent-pending soft robot that may one day be used on an assembly line, in surgery or even outer space.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 3, 2017
Spotlight on American Elements

Spotlight on American Elements

American Elements' catalog of more than 15,000 products makes it the world's largest metals and chemicals manufacturer devoted exclusively to advanced materials in industrial bulk and laboratory/research quantities.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
TCT Show 2017

TCT Show 2017

IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core attended the TCT Show 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham last week. Here is her coverage of the latest innovations and product launches, and what impact this will have on the rapidly developing 3D printing industry.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 2, 2017
IDTechEx TVPrinted meds could reinvent pharmacies, drug research

Printed meds could reinvent pharmacies, drug research

A new process can print multiple medications onto a single dissolvable strip, microneedle patch or other surface.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 29, 2017
NASA tests 3D Printed rocket engine part made with two alloys

NASA tests 3D Printed rocket engine part made with two alloys

Engineers at NASA have tested NASA's first 3-D printed rocket engine prototype part made of two different metal alloys through an innovative advanced manufacturing process.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 27, 2017
3D printing high strength aluminium

3D printing high strength aluminium

A breakthrough in metallurgy with the announcement that researchers have developed a technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys—including types Al7075 and Al6061—that opens the door to additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant alloys.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 25, 2017
3D printed biomaterials that degrade on demand

3D printed biomaterials that degrade on demand

Engineers have demonstrated a technique for making 3-D-printed biomaterials that can degrade on demand, which can be useful in making intricately patterned microfluidic devices or in making cell cultures than can change dynamically during experiments.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 22, 2017
One vaccine injection could carry many doses

One vaccine injection could carry many doses

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.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 21, 2017
IDTechEx TVOne step closer to lifelike robots

One step closer to lifelike robots

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

Funding to create human organs with 3D printing

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.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 20, 2017
3-D-printing materials for wound care and decorative elements

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

Cellulose nanofibrils have properties that can improve the characteristics of bio-based 3D-printing pastes.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 19, 2017
Conductive inks: never ceasing to adapt

Conductive inks: never ceasing to adapt

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...
3D Printing Progress
Sep 18, 2017
IDTechEx TVPeel-and-go printable structures fold themselves

Peel-and-go printable structures fold themselves

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.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 15, 2017
IDTechEx TVNew spin on 3D printing with build rates 30 times faster

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

Titomic Kinetic Fusion puts a new spin on 3D printing with build rates 30 times faster than the largest commercial 3D printing equipment available.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 13, 2017
Novel 3-D printed high-performance polymer

Novel 3-D printed high-performance polymer

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.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 13, 2017
Investment sought for 3D printed hearts

Investment sought for 3D printed hearts

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.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 11, 2017
IDTechEx TV3D printable open source prosthetics

3D printable open source prosthetics

A team of engineers that has come together to improve the lives of veterans by donating custom 3D prosthetic limbs.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 8, 2017
Low-cost wearables manufactured by hybrid 3D printing

Low-cost wearables manufactured by hybrid 3D printing

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.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 5, 2017
Pilot environment for 3D printing of metals

Pilot environment for 3D printing of metals

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland's new plasma equipment accelerates industrial production processes and the creation of new products. The entire production chain, from raw materials to product, has been accelerated and streamlined.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 4, 2017
Soft, flexible origami-inspired robot

Soft, flexible origami-inspired robot

A researcher has turned the origami she enjoyed as a child into a patent-pending soft robot that may one day be used on an assembly line, in surgery or even outer space.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
TCT Show 2017

TCT Show 2017

IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core attended the TCT Show 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham last week. Here is her coverage of the latest innovations and product launches, and what impact this will have on the rapidly developing 3D printing industry.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 29, 2017
NASA tests 3D Printed rocket engine part made with two alloys

NASA tests 3D Printed rocket engine part made with two alloys

Engineers at NASA have tested NASA's first 3-D printed rocket engine prototype part made of two different metal alloys through an innovative advanced manufacturing process.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 25, 2017
3D printed biomaterials that degrade on demand

3D printed biomaterials that degrade on demand

Engineers have demonstrated a technique for making 3-D-printed biomaterials that can degrade on demand, which can be useful in making intricately patterned microfluidic devices or in making cell cultures than can change dynamically during experiments.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 21, 2017
IDTechEx TVOne step closer to lifelike robots

One step closer to lifelike robots

A self-contained soft actuator three times stronger than natural muscle, without the need of externals, signals a breakthrough in soft robotics.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 20, 2017
3-D-printing materials for wound care and decorative elements

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

Cellulose nanofibrils have properties that can improve the characteristics of bio-based 3D-printing pastes.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 18, 2017
IDTechEx TVPeel-and-go printable structures fold themselves

Peel-and-go printable structures fold themselves

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.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 13, 2017
Novel 3-D printed high-performance polymer

Novel 3-D printed high-performance polymer

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.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 11, 2017
IDTechEx TV3D printable open source prosthetics

3D printable open source prosthetics

A team of engineers that has come together to improve the lives of veterans by donating custom 3D prosthetic limbs.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 4, 2017
IDTechEx Announces Winners of Launchpad, New Technologies Initiative

IDTechEx Announces Winners of Launchpad, New Technologies Initiative

IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 10 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Santa Clara, USA on November 15-16 2017. All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 3, 2017
Spotlight on American Elements

Spotlight on American Elements

American Elements' catalog of more than 15,000 products makes it the world's largest metals and chemicals manufacturer devoted exclusively to advanced materials in industrial bulk and laboratory/research quantities.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 2, 2017
IDTechEx TVPrinted meds could reinvent pharmacies, drug research

Printed meds could reinvent pharmacies, drug research

A new process can print multiple medications onto a single dissolvable strip, microneedle patch or other surface.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 27, 2017
3D printing high strength aluminium

3D printing high strength aluminium

A breakthrough in metallurgy with the announcement that researchers have developed a technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys—including types Al7075 and Al6061—that opens the door to additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant alloys.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 22, 2017
One vaccine injection could carry many doses

One vaccine injection could carry many doses

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.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 21, 2017
IDTechEx TVFunding to create human organs with 3D printing

Funding to create human organs with 3D printing

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.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 19, 2017
Conductive inks: never ceasing to adapt

Conductive inks: never ceasing to adapt

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...
3D Printing Progress
Sep 15, 2017
IDTechEx TVNew spin on 3D printing with build rates 30 times faster

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

Titomic Kinetic Fusion puts a new spin on 3D printing with build rates 30 times faster than the largest commercial 3D printing equipment available.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 13, 2017
Investment sought for 3D printed hearts

Investment sought for 3D printed hearts

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.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 8, 2017
Low-cost wearables manufactured by hybrid 3D printing

Low-cost wearables manufactured by hybrid 3D printing

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.