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IDTechEx TV3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

Aug 13, 2018 United States
Engineers and medical researchers have teamed up to create a groundbreaking 3D-printed device that could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function.
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Crocodile cartilage, human stem cells for 3D printed joint cartilage

Crocodile cartilage, human stem cells for 3D printed joint cartilage

Aug 10, 2018 United States
A microbiologist in central Queensland is using 3D printing, human stem cells, and crocodile cartilage to find a new way to treat arthritis and joint injuries.
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Graphene skinned plane unveiled

Graphene skinned plane unveiled

Aug 8, 2018 United Kingdom
The University of Central Lancashire has unveiled the world's first graphene skinned plane at an internationally renowned air show.
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Researchers overcome color limitations in 3D powder sintering

Researchers overcome color limitations in 3D powder sintering

Aug 7, 2018 Spain
In recent years, selective powder sintering for 3D printing has taken off as an increasingly affordable solution for manufacturing made-to-order elements of almost any shape or geometry, impacting multiple sectors of industry.
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IDTechEx TVCollision-free swimming with ultrasound

Collision-free swimming with ultrasound

Aug 7, 2018 United States
The BionicFinWave takes advantage of these properties: the underwater robot swims collision-free through a pipe system made of acrylic glass thanks to ultrasound sensors.
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Are you a start-up or research company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad

Are you a start-up or research company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad

Aug 6, 2018
The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative is open to early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, research labs and government labs who can demonstrate a working prototype or product that highlights new advances in any of the related event topics of: 3d printing, electric vehicles, energy storage, graphene, internet of things, printed electronics, sensors, or wearable technology.
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AI device identifies objects at the speed of light

AI device identifies objects at the speed of light

Aug 6, 2018 United States
A team of electrical and computer engineers has created a physical artificial neural network -- a device modeled on how the human brain works -- that can analyze large volumes of data and identify objects at the actual speed of light. The device was created using a 3D printer.
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Bioprinting in space

Bioprinting in space

Aug 3, 2018 United States
As we continue to explore deeper into space, astronauts are spending more time in orbit than ever before and need tools that are adaptable and customizable for any given task.
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IDTechEx TV3D metal printing at micrometer scale.

3D metal printing at micrometer scale.

Aug 1, 2018
The FluidFM μ3Dprinter, developed by Cytosurge AG, directly prints microscopic and submicroscopic complex metal structures at room temperature and ambient pressure onto existing objects or surfaces with pinpoint (micrometer) accuracy. This opens new horizons in domains such as microelectronics, MEMS or surface functionalization.
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Fiber lasers: unique tools for automotive & aerospace manufacturing

Fiber lasers: unique tools for automotive & aerospace manufacturing

Aug 1, 2018
Automotive and aerospace manufacturers are increasingly turning to fiber lasers to resolve their manufacturing challenges.
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3D printing the next generation of batteries

3D printing the next generation of batteries

Jul 31, 2018 United States
Additive manufacturing can be used to manufacture porous electrodes for lithium-ion batteries--but because of the nature of the manufacturing process, the design of these 3-D printed electrodes is limited to just a few possible architectures.
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IDTechEx TV3D Printing Metal & Synthetic Organs

3D Printing Metal & Synthetic Organs

Jul 30, 2018
From prototyping and sampling for consumer goods and electronics, to industrial and medical and dental market applications, 3D printing is proving a practical, clean part of the product design and production cycle.
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Will bioprinting be an alternative to organ transplantation?

Will bioprinting be an alternative to organ transplantation?

Jul 26, 2018 Spain
Bioprinting has emerged during the last years as a promising technology for creating living tissues to regenerate injuries and organs. Without any doubt it is a promising technology but, how far away scientists are from creating functional tissues and organs that can be implanted in human beings? Hype or reality?
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BASF and Materialise strengthen cooperation

BASF and Materialise strengthen cooperation

Jul 25, 2018 Germany
BASF is expanding its cooperation with Materialise, a leading supplier of 3D printing technologies. At the same time, BASF has agreed to invest US$25 million. The two partners are working together within the framework of an open business model to continuously improve materials and software for various 3D printing technologies and bring them more rapidly to the market.
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Out of the lab and into a plane: Materials making aircraft lighter

Out of the lab and into a plane: Materials making aircraft lighter

Jul 24, 2018 Worldwide
In the aerospace sector reducing the weight is one of the greatest constant priorities. Due to the high technical requirements, economic and legislative drivers, and relatively deep pockets, aerospace is often the first significant adopter of emerging lightweight materials. This article highlights some of these materials at different stages of technology readiness and suggests what their initial application will be.
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Highlights from Farnborough Air Show 2018

Highlights from Farnborough Air Show 2018

Jul 20, 2018
This premium article will give some of the key conversations with the most technically innovative companies that IDTechEx analysts spoke while at the show.
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IDTechEx TVFinding defects in 3D printing using gold

Finding defects in 3D printing using gold

Jul 20, 2018 United States
That glint of gold has always captured our eyes, but now the precious metal has a new use - finding defects in 3D printing.
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A fresh way to research your market opportunities

A fresh way to research your market opportunities

Jul 18, 2018
Research your market by exhibiting at the IDTechEx Show! Conducting market research on why companies want your product is usually a necessary step for successful commercialization. It is even more important when new technologies are developed that achieve things that were not possible before: Often the applications for the technology turn out to be very different from those intended by the creator.
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Webinar Thurs 26 Jul - Additive manufacturing, lightweight materials

Webinar Thurs 26 Jul - Additive manufacturing, lightweight materials

Jul 18, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 26 July titled Additive Manufacturing and Lightweight Materials for Aerospace and Defense: Part II.
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Lightweight materials for aerospace & defense: the winners and losers

Lightweight materials for aerospace & defense: the winners and losers

Jul 17, 2018
A new two-part webinar from IDTechEx is available on Additive Manufacturing and Lightweight Materials for Aerospace and Defense.