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Growing organs a few ink drops at a time

Growing organs a few ink drops at a time

Jan 8, 2018 Japan
Researchers refine method of making bio-ink droplets stick to each other, enabling 3D printing of highly complex biological structures with a wide variety of cell types using inkjet printers.
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3-D printed microfibers could aid artificially grown body part

3-D printed microfibers could aid artificially grown body part

Jan 4, 2018 United States
Much as a frame provides structural support for a house and the chassis provides strength and shape for a car, a team of engineers believe they have a way to create the structural framework for growing living tissue using an off-the-shelf 3-D printer.
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New molecular printing technology

New molecular printing technology

Jan 2, 2018 United Kingdom
'3DEAL' is a simple and inexpensive fabrication technique able to generate complex molecular patterns within soft matter, such as hydrogels, with microscale resolution and up to centimetres in depth.
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$200 million in funding for global digital 3D manufacturing

$200 million in funding for global digital 3D manufacturing

Dec 29, 2017 United States
Carbon announced the first closing in a total raise of $200 million in Series D funding. Delivering a true, scalable digital 3D Manufacturing platform for polymeric products, the company will use the additional capital to accelerate its momentum in disrupting traditional analog injection molding production techniques with connected, software-first, digitally-enabled design and fabrication capabilities.
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And the beat goes on

And the beat goes on

Dec 27, 2017
Engineering students and their professor have been working for several months to create an implantable device that would capture energy from the beating of a heart and turn it into electrical power to run a device such as a pacemaker.
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Army partners with Marine Corps on 3-D printed drones

Army partners with Marine Corps on 3-D printed drones

Dec 21, 2017 United States
Army researchers are working with the Marines to develop 3-D printed drones as materials science, aviation technology and software development merge to deliver new capabilities.
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Volumetric 3D printing builds on need for speed

Volumetric 3D printing builds on need for speed

Dec 19, 2017 United States
While additive manufacturing is enabling engineers and scientists to build parts in configurations and designs never before possible, the impact of the technology has been limited by layer-based printing methods, which can take up to hours or days to build three-dimensional parts, depending on their complexity.
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'Origami' lattices with nano-scale surface ornaments

'Origami' lattices with nano-scale surface ornaments

Dec 15, 2017 Netherlands
Inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding (origami), researchers are developing an alternative to 3D printing that allows the final products to have many more functionalities than what is possible with 3D printing.
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IDTechEx TVIDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

IDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

Dec 14, 2017
Raghu Das introduced the technologies covered and an introduction to the IDTechEx Show! USA 2017
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Report on IDTechEx Show! USA 2017

Report on IDTechEx Show! USA 2017

Dec 13, 2017 Worldwide, North America (USA + Canada)
The following article summarises some of the key observations made by IDTechEx analysts during the IDTechEx Show! It contains details of many of the companies demonstrating products during the exhibition, notable presentations given and summaries of relevant conversations and recent updates.
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3-D printed objects connect to WiFi without electronics

3-D printed objects connect to WiFi without electronics

Dec 13, 2017 United States
Imagine a bottle of laundry detergent that can sense when you're running low on soap — and automatically connect to the internet to place an order for more.
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3D printed implants could improve treatment for hearing loss

3D printed implants could improve treatment for hearing loss

Dec 11, 2017 United States
Researchers using CT scans and 3-D printing have created accurate, custom-designed prosthetic replacements for damaged parts of the middle ear, according to a study.
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Engineers 3-D print a "living tattoo"

Engineers 3-D print a "living tattoo"

Dec 8, 2017 United States
New technique 3-D prints programmed cells into living devices for first time.
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Nano Dimension expands its North American presence

Nano Dimension expands its North American presence

Dec 7, 2017 Israel
Nano Dimension Ltd. announced that it teamed up with XponentialWorks and is opening a U.S. Customer Experience Center in the Greater Los Angeles area.
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3-D-printed minifactories

3-D-printed minifactories

Dec 6, 2017 Switzerland
There will soon be nothing that cannot be produced with 3D printing. However, the materials used for this process are still "dead matter" such as plastics or metals.
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Advanced Engineering Conference 2017

Advanced Engineering Conference 2017

Dec 5, 2017 Worldwide
This show had a 15% attendee increase and have stated the exhibitors will be 35% higher for 2018. This article includes documents in which IDTechEx analysts in attendance highlighted some of the key innovations and takeaways from this exhibition and open conference.
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IDTechEx TVNew 3-D printer is 10 times faster than commercial counterparts

New 3-D printer is 10 times faster than commercial counterparts

Dec 4, 2017 United States
Engineers have developed a new desktop 3-D printer that performs up to 10 times faster than existing commercial counterparts. Whereas the most common printers may fabricate a few Lego-sized bricks in one hour, the new design can print similarly sized objects in just a few minutes.
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World-first facility will expedite development of 3d bioprinting

World-first facility will expedite development of 3d bioprinting

Nov 29, 2017 Australia
The University of Wollongong will establish a world first facility to enable the development of bioinks and customised bioprinting systems for targeted clinical applications. T
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Exovite win at the IDTechEx Show Awards!

Exovite win at the IDTechEx Show Awards!

Nov 28, 2017 Worldwide
At the IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, IDTechEx was delighted to present the 'Best Development in 3D Printing Award USA 2017' to Exovite for their work on 'Technological innovation in tools and medical procedures.'
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IDTechEx Insight Forums Provide Analysis of Sensor Innovations

IDTechEx Insight Forums Provide Analysis of Sensor Innovations

Nov 27, 2017 United Kingdom
On Dec 5 to 7 IDTechEx will host six half day business intelligence forums covering the latest innovations with sensors, flexible electronics, human machine interface technology and the Internet of Things.