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IDTechEx Show! Berlin 2018 Findings

IDTechEx Show! Berlin 2018 Findings

May 8, 2018
Here the IDTechEx analysts in attendance present a commentary on the show's highlights in their respective fields of research
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GM and Autodesk are using generative design for vehicles of the future

GM and Autodesk are using generative design for vehicles of the future

May 8, 2018 United States
The lighter the car, the less fuel it uses, the less carbon it emits and the more money the driver saves. Now to push the boundaries on its next generation of lightweighting, the automaker is teaming up with Autodesk to use a combination of generative design and additive manufacturing as key technologies to develop future cars and trucks, including its alternative propulsion and zero emission vehicles.
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Personalized bio-inks boost healing potential of printable body tissue

Personalized bio-inks boost healing potential of printable body tissue

May 2, 2018 United States
Researchers have incorporated platelet-rich plasma into a bio-ink: a 3-D-printed mixture of cells and gel that could eventually become the stuff of skin grafts and regenerative tissue implants.
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3D printing for heart valve disease

3D printing for heart valve disease

Apr 30, 2018 United States
A new study examines the effectiveness of 3D printing technology and computer modeling to predict paravalvular leak in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
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New solutions for factory floor from Stratasys

New solutions for factory floor from Stratasys

Apr 27, 2018 United States
Stratasys has unveiled a range of new solutions designed to accelerate the use of additive manufacturing on the factory floor.
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3D Printing: Current Overview

3D Printing: Current Overview

Apr 26, 2018 Worldwide
This article provides an overview of the current state of play of the 3D printing market.
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IDTechEx Show Berlin 2018: 3D Printing Highlights

IDTechEx Show Berlin 2018: 3D Printing Highlights

Apr 25, 2018
Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core reports on her 3D printing findings at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin.
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BMW Group plans additive manufacturing campus

BMW Group plans additive manufacturing campus

Apr 25, 2018 Germany
The BMW Group is to invest more than €10 million in a new Additive Manufacturing Campus. Located in Oberschleissheim, just north of Munich, the facility will allow the company to continue developing its expertise in this field of work.
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MakerGear unveils M3 Independent Dual Rev 1 3D printer

MakerGear unveils M3 Independent Dual Rev 1 3D printer

Apr 24, 2018 United States
MakerGear has announced new products being unveiled this week.
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Invertebrates inspire first fully 3-D printed active materials

Invertebrates inspire first fully 3-D printed active materials

Apr 23, 2018 United States
To overcome the material rigidity and actuation limitations in current robotic systems, a joint U.S. Army Research Laboratory and University of Minnesota research project sought inspiration from invertebrates.
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3D printed house points the way to sustainable construction industry

3D printed house points the way to sustainable construction industry

Apr 19, 2018 Italy
Printed on-site by a portable robot, the house showcases the role 3D printing can play in reducing construction waste; it increases efficiencies during the building process and allows materials to be reused at the end of the building's life, rather than ending up as landfill.
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First 'Toxicant Replacement Hero' Award Presented at the IDTechEx Show

First 'Toxicant Replacement Hero' Award Presented at the IDTechEx Show

Apr 18, 2018
Quantum Technology Supersensors were the first recipients of the new IDTechEx award for a 'Toxicant Replacement Hero' in Berlin.
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3D Printing Awards Presented at the IDTechEx Show! Berlin

3D Printing Awards Presented at the IDTechEx Show! Berlin

Apr 17, 2018 Germany
At last week's IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Additive Industries were presented with the 'Best Development in 3D Printing' Award.
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World's first medium/large-scale 3D thermoset printer

World's first medium/large-scale 3D thermoset printer

Apr 16, 2018 United States
Magnum Venus Products, in partnership with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, installed the first commercially available medium/large-scale thermoset 3D printer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Manufacturing Demonstration Facility in Tennessee.
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Shedding new light on laser additive manufacturing

Shedding new light on laser additive manufacturing

Apr 13, 2018 United Kingdom
Additive manufacturing allows us to create incredibly complex shapes, which would not be possible using traditional manufacturing techniques. However, objects created using AM have different properties from traditional manufacturing routes, which is sometimes a disadvantage.
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Individual 3D-printed bandages

Individual 3D-printed bandages

Apr 11, 2018 United States
A bioengineering professor, along with the help of other engineering faculty and students, created a 3D printer that uses electrospinning technology to print bandages directly onto a patient's skin, making them fit the individual's physical form.
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Smart ink adds new dimensions to 3-D printing

Smart ink adds new dimensions to 3-D printing

Apr 10, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed a smart ink that turns 3D-printed structures into objects that can change shape and color. The innovation promises to add even more functionality to 3D printing and could pave the way to a new generation of printed material.
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Brightlands Materials Center presents inspiring innovations

Brightlands Materials Center presents inspiring innovations

Apr 4, 2018 Netherlands
A team of Brightlands Materials Center will participate for the first time in the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin.
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Scientists successfully print glass optics

Scientists successfully print glass optics

Apr 4, 2018 United States
For the first time, researchers have successfully 3D-printed optical-quality glasses, on par with commercial glass products currently available on the market.
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Spotlight on TNO: Holst Centre, AMSYSTEMS, Brightlands Materials

Spotlight on TNO: Holst Centre, AMSYSTEMS, Brightlands Materials

Apr 3, 2018
Holst Centre, AMSYSTEMS Center and Brightlands Materials Centre, three Joint Innovation Centers of TNO will demonstrate their latest developments in printed, moulded and flexible electronics at the IDTechEx Show! 2018 in Berlin.