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Optomec LENS hybrid system used to manufacture dissolvable metal

Optomec LENS hybrid system used to manufacture dissolvable metal

Optomec, a leading global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D Printed Metals unveiled details of how the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is using a LENS Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere System to develop dissolvable magnesium components that will have broad-reaching implications in the design and manufacture of next-generation medical implants.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 11, 2018
IDTechEx TVPrinting with sound

Printing with sound

Harvard University researchers have developed a new printing method that uses sound waves to generate droplets from liquids with an unprecedented range of composition and viscosity. This technique could finally enable the manufacturing of many new biopharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food and expand the possibilities of optical and conductive materials.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 10, 2018
IDTechEx TVAccess to 3D printing is changing the work in research labs

Access to 3D printing is changing the work in research labs

A small, black box could change the way scientists search for new antibiotics. The PFIbox's nine structural parts can be 3D printed in about a day, snap together in minutes, and cost about $200.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 7, 2018
US Marines 3D printed concrete barracks

US Marines 3D printed concrete barracks

The Additive Manufacturing Team at Marine Corps Systems Command teamed up with Marines from I Marine Expeditionary Force to operate the world's largest concrete 3D printer at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Champaign, Illinois.
Press Release
Reliable thermoplastic composite parts using 3D printing

Reliable thermoplastic composite parts using 3D printing

Advanced 3D printing with thermoplastic composites: To achieve that goal, the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and systems IMWS in Halle (Saale) and Brightlands Materials Center in the Netherlands are going to collaborate. Together, the partners want to optimize fiber-reinforced thermoplastics to make them ideally suited for 3D printing on an industrial scale.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 5, 2018
IDTechEx TVWorld's largest 3-D printed reef installed at Summer Island Maldives

World's largest 3-D printed reef installed at Summer Island Maldives

Summer Island Maldives partnered with Reef Design Lab to design and build the 3-D modular reef.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 4, 2018
Are you a start-up or research company?

Are you a start-up or research company?

With just 4 days left to apply, time is running out to explore the IDTechEx Launchpad Initiative...
3D Printing Progress
Sep 4, 2018
One step closer to bioengineered replacements for vessels and ducts

One step closer to bioengineered replacements for vessels and ducts

A team of researchers have developed a way to bioprint tubular structures that better mimic native vessels and ducts in the body. The 3-D bioprinting technique allows fine-tuning of the printed tissues' properties, such as number of layers and ability to transport nutrients.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 3, 2018
IDTechEx TV3D printed prototype brings bionic eye closer

3D printed prototype brings bionic eye closer

Researchers have, for the first time, fully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. This discovery marks a significant step toward creating a "bionic eye" that could someday help blind people see or sighted people see better.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 31, 2018
Novel process to 3D print graphene

Novel process to 3D print graphene

Researchers have developed a novel way to 3D print complex objects of one of the highest-performing materials used in the battery and aerospace industries.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 29, 2018
Progressing 3D printed biological implants

Progressing 3D printed biological implants

The overall goal of TRANSITION, the five-year project funded under Science Foundation Ireland's Spokes programme, is to develop a new class of 3D printed biological implants that will regenerate, rather than replace, diseased joints.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 27, 2018
IDTechEx TVWater bottles and other recycled 3D printing materials

Water bottles and other recycled 3D printing materials

Soldiers on the battlefield or at remote bases often have to wait weeks for vital replacement parts. Now scientists report they have found a way to fabricate many of these parts within hours under combat conditions using water bottles, cardboard and other recyclable materials.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 24, 2018
End-to-end metal additive manufacturing

End-to-end metal additive manufacturing

Velo3D announced the general release of its end-to-end metal additive manufacturing solution that solves some of the most difficult additive manufacturing challenges including product design limitations, part-to-part consistency, process control and cost-effective manufacturing.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Bioprinting Technologies

3D Bioprinting Technologies

Due to the numerous problems that remain in 3D bioprinting, researchers have been working on novel methods of biofabrication. This article gives an overview of the what's and how's of 3D bioprinting.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 22, 2018
World's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics

World's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics

A research team has achieved a ground-breaking advancement in materials research by successfully developing the world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics, which are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes. This could turn a new page in the structural application of ceramics.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 21, 2018
Discovering the latest innovations at 3D Printing USA 2018

Discovering the latest innovations at 3D Printing USA 2018

The IDTechEx Show! presents 3D Printing USA 2018 in Santa Clara on November 14 & 15, which offers the opportunity for key innovators and end users across several verticals to share their insights and expertise in the leading edge of additive manufacturing. IDTechEx forecasts the total market value of 3D printers, materials and services will be $22 billion by 2028.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 20, 2018
$1.1 million funding for magic pen that corrects eye injuries

$1.1 million funding for magic pen that corrects eye injuries

A BioPen that uses special ink to 'colour in' and treat eye wounds has taken a giant leap towards being commercially available, after the NSW Medical Devices Fund awarded its creators $1.1 million.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 17, 2018
TWI leads Open Architecture Additive Manufacturing project

TWI leads Open Architecture Additive Manufacturing project

TWI is taking the lead in the Open Architecture Additive Manufacturing project to demonstrate the ability to manufacture large metallic components via Additive Manufacturing for the benefit of UK Aerospace.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 15, 2018
3D inks that can be erased selectively

3D inks that can be erased selectively

3D printing by direct laser writing enables production of micro-meter-sized structures for many applications, from biomedicine to microelectronics to optical metamaterials. Researchers have now developed 3D inks that can be erased selectively.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 13, 2018
IDTechEx TV3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

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.
Press Release
Optomec LENS hybrid system used to manufacture dissolvable metal

Optomec LENS hybrid system used to manufacture dissolvable metal

Optomec, a leading global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D Printed Metals unveiled details of how the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is using a LENS Hybrid Controlled Atmosphere System to develop dissolvable magnesium components that will have broad-reaching implications in the design and manufacture of next-generation medical implants.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 10, 2018
IDTechEx TVAccess to 3D printing is changing the work in research labs

Access to 3D printing is changing the work in research labs

A small, black box could change the way scientists search for new antibiotics. The PFIbox's nine structural parts can be 3D printed in about a day, snap together in minutes, and cost about $200.
Press Release
Reliable thermoplastic composite parts using 3D printing

Reliable thermoplastic composite parts using 3D printing

Advanced 3D printing with thermoplastic composites: To achieve that goal, the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and systems IMWS in Halle (Saale) and Brightlands Materials Center in the Netherlands are going to collaborate. Together, the partners want to optimize fiber-reinforced thermoplastics to make them ideally suited for 3D printing on an industrial scale.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 4, 2018
Are you a start-up or research company?

Are you a start-up or research company?

With just 4 days left to apply, time is running out to explore the IDTechEx Launchpad Initiative...
3D Printing Progress
Sep 3, 2018
IDTechEx TV3D printed prototype brings bionic eye closer

3D printed prototype brings bionic eye closer

Researchers have, for the first time, fully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. This discovery marks a significant step toward creating a "bionic eye" that could someday help blind people see or sighted people see better.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 29, 2018
Progressing 3D printed biological implants

Progressing 3D printed biological implants

The overall goal of TRANSITION, the five-year project funded under Science Foundation Ireland's Spokes programme, is to develop a new class of 3D printed biological implants that will regenerate, rather than replace, diseased joints.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 24, 2018
End-to-end metal additive manufacturing

End-to-end metal additive manufacturing

Velo3D announced the general release of its end-to-end metal additive manufacturing solution that solves some of the most difficult additive manufacturing challenges including product design limitations, part-to-part consistency, process control and cost-effective manufacturing.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 22, 2018
World's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics

World's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics

A research team has achieved a ground-breaking advancement in materials research by successfully developing the world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics, which are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes. This could turn a new page in the structural application of ceramics.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 20, 2018
$1.1 million funding for magic pen that corrects eye injuries

$1.1 million funding for magic pen that corrects eye injuries

A BioPen that uses special ink to 'colour in' and treat eye wounds has taken a giant leap towards being commercially available, after the NSW Medical Devices Fund awarded its creators $1.1 million.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 15, 2018
3D inks that can be erased selectively

3D inks that can be erased selectively

3D printing by direct laser writing enables production of micro-meter-sized structures for many applications, from biomedicine to microelectronics to optical metamaterials. Researchers have now developed 3D inks that can be erased selectively.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 11, 2018
IDTechEx TVPrinting with sound

Printing with sound

Harvard University researchers have developed a new printing method that uses sound waves to generate droplets from liquids with an unprecedented range of composition and viscosity. This technique could finally enable the manufacturing of many new biopharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food and expand the possibilities of optical and conductive materials.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 7, 2018
US Marines 3D printed concrete barracks

US Marines 3D printed concrete barracks

The Additive Manufacturing Team at Marine Corps Systems Command teamed up with Marines from I Marine Expeditionary Force to operate the world's largest concrete 3D printer at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Champaign, Illinois.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 5, 2018
IDTechEx TVWorld's largest 3-D printed reef installed at Summer Island Maldives

World's largest 3-D printed reef installed at Summer Island Maldives

Summer Island Maldives partnered with Reef Design Lab to design and build the 3-D modular reef.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 4, 2018
One step closer to bioengineered replacements for vessels and ducts

One step closer to bioengineered replacements for vessels and ducts

A team of researchers have developed a way to bioprint tubular structures that better mimic native vessels and ducts in the body. The 3-D bioprinting technique allows fine-tuning of the printed tissues' properties, such as number of layers and ability to transport nutrients.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 31, 2018
Novel process to 3D print graphene

Novel process to 3D print graphene

Researchers have developed a novel way to 3D print complex objects of one of the highest-performing materials used in the battery and aerospace industries.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 27, 2018
IDTechEx TVWater bottles and other recycled 3D printing materials

Water bottles and other recycled 3D printing materials

Soldiers on the battlefield or at remote bases often have to wait weeks for vital replacement parts. Now scientists report they have found a way to fabricate many of these parts within hours under combat conditions using water bottles, cardboard and other recyclable materials.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Bioprinting Technologies

3D Bioprinting Technologies

Due to the numerous problems that remain in 3D bioprinting, researchers have been working on novel methods of biofabrication. This article gives an overview of the what's and how's of 3D bioprinting.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 21, 2018
Discovering the latest innovations at 3D Printing USA 2018

Discovering the latest innovations at 3D Printing USA 2018

The IDTechEx Show! presents 3D Printing USA 2018 in Santa Clara on November 14 & 15, which offers the opportunity for key innovators and end users across several verticals to share their insights and expertise in the leading edge of additive manufacturing. IDTechEx forecasts the total market value of 3D printers, materials and services will be $22 billion by 2028.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 17, 2018
TWI leads Open Architecture Additive Manufacturing project

TWI leads Open Architecture Additive Manufacturing project

TWI is taking the lead in the Open Architecture Additive Manufacturing project to demonstrate the ability to manufacture large metallic components via Additive Manufacturing for the benefit of UK Aerospace.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 13, 2018
IDTechEx TV3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

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.