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3D Printing Progress
Feb 6, 2019
3D printed smart objects with 'embodied logic'

3D printed smart objects with 'embodied logic'

Using stimuli-responsive materials and geometric principles, researchers have designed structures that have "embodied logic." Through their physical and chemical makeup alone, they are able to determine which of multiple possible responses to make in response to their environment.
3D Printing Progress
Feb 5, 2019
3D Printing of Composites: Reinforcing your Market Growth

3D Printing of Composites: Reinforcing your Market Growth

3D Printing of composites is becoming an increasingly explored commercial opportunity. Approaching this from two directions: the 3D Printing industry are looking for functional enhancements to assist industrial uptake and meanwhile the traditional composites industry is looking at ways to allow more design freedom, accelerate time to market, and reduce the costs for low-production volume.
3D Printing Progress
Feb 1, 2019
3D printing method creates objects in one piece

3D printing method creates objects in one piece

It looks like something you might find aboard the Starship Enterprise. A projector beams a three-dimensional video into a container of photosensitive resin. The video plays while the container rotates for a few minutes — then the fluid drains, leaving behind a complete, fully formed 3D object.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 30, 2019
Toyota highlight the significance of 3D printing in lightweight design

Toyota highlight the significance of 3D printing in lightweight design

3D printing is rapidly reaching industrial commercialisation in numerous sectors; IDTechEx forecast that the total market will be worth $22bn by 2028. One of the key features is the design freedom this technology enables where, alongside other functional advantages, a major opportunity is in lightweighting.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 28, 2019
3D printed soft mesh robots created

3D printed soft mesh robots created

Researchers have created 3D-printed flexible mesh structures that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields while floating on water. The structures can grab small objects and carry water droplets, giving them the potential to be useful as soft robots that mimic creatures living on water surfaces or that can serve as tissue scaffolds for cell cultures.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 25, 2019
Novel approach to 3D printing engineering components

Novel approach to 3D printing engineering components

A team of researchers has been taking a novel approach to the development of engineering components produced using additive manufacturing.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 23, 2019
Superb Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers at Analysts IDTechEx

Superb Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers at Analysts IDTechEx

IDTechEx is highly respected worldwide for its reports, relational databases, events and consultancy on the technology and markets for its chosen subjects. These include life sciences, energy storage, energy harvesting, electric vehicles, wearable technology and advanced materials. The emphasis is on using facts-based analysis to see the future and guide business decisions of our customers. They include the world's largest chemical, healthcare and automotive companies through to start ups. Our biggest events are in Silicon Valley and Germany and we serve organizations in 80 countries, with teaching forums and staff in Asia, USA and Europe.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 23, 2019
Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

The piezoelectric materials that inhabit everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards may be getting an upgrade. Researchers have developed methods to 3D print piezoelectric materials that can be custom-designed to convert movement, impact and stress from any directions to electrical energy.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 21, 2019
Multimaterial 3D printing

Multimaterial 3D printing

Traditional robotic systems with rigid parts often pose a threat to human operators. Recently flourishing soft actuators and robots, in contrast, offer excellent adaptivity to surroundings and safe, coexisting interaction with humans. However, their competence in load-bearing tasks is undermined by the inherent low-stiffness nature of constituent materials like silicone rubbers.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 18, 2019
3D printed sponge to minimise effects of cancer treatment

3D printed sponge to minimise effects of cancer treatment

With the help of sponges inserted in the bloodstream to absorb excess drugs, doctors are hoping to prevent the dangerous side effects of toxic chemotherapy agents or even deliver higher doses to knock back tumors, like liver cancer, that don't respond to more benign treatments.
External Company Press Release
Optomec Partners with Phillips Federal

Optomec Partners with Phillips Federal

Optomec Partners with Phillips Federal to Bring Metal Additive Manufacturing Repair Solutions to U.S. Government Agencies: Optomec announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Phillips Federal. The agreement will enable Phillips Federal to resell the Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping systems to US government facilities.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 16, 2019
3D printed implant treats spinal cord injury

3D printed implant treats spinal cord injury

For the first time, researchers have used rapid 3D printing technologies to create a spinal cord, then successfully implanted that scaffolding, loaded with neural stem cells, into sites of severe spinal cord injury in rats.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 14, 2019
3D printing 100 times faster with light

3D printing 100 times faster with light

Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes, researchers have shown.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 11, 2019
First provider-based 3D printing lab for personalised implants

First provider-based 3D printing lab for personalised implants

The top-ranked orthopedic hospital in the U.S. and a leading global medical device manufacturer from Europe announced the formation of the first provider-based additive manufacturing 3D printing facility for custom complex implants.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 8, 2019
3D bioprinted robots

3D bioprinted robots

These bio-inspired soft robotic devices could offer many more capabilities for movement and performance - such as real-time bio-sensing, self-organization, adaptability, or self-healing - than existing systems, which use solely artificial materials.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 7, 2019
Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D-printing technology

Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D-printing technology

Flexible, wireless electronic devices are rapidly emerging and have reached the level of commercialization; nevertheless, most of battery shapes are limited to either spherical and/or rectangular structures, which results in inefficient space use.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 4, 2019
Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs

Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs

Researchers have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can be customized to deliver drugs, sense environmental conditions, or both, can reside in the stomach for at least a month, transmitting information and responding to instructions from a user's smartphone.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 4, 2019
Mercedes Benz 3D printed parts

Mercedes Benz 3D printed parts

Mercedes Benz is continually expanding its range of genuine replacement parts from the 3D printer.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 2, 2019
First full human 3D printed for radiation therapy research

First full human 3D printed for radiation therapy research

At just 1 year old, she is 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 15 pounds. She can hold 36 gallons of water for up to eight hours. She has a detachable head but remains faceless. Her name is Marie, and no, this is not her online profile.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 31, 2018
The stiffest 3D printed structures

The stiffest 3D printed structures

Researchers have developed and manufactured a family of architectures that maximises the stiffness of porous lightweight materials. It's practically impossible to develop stiffer designs.
3D Printing Progress
Feb 6, 2019
3D printed smart objects with 'embodied logic'

3D printed smart objects with 'embodied logic'

Using stimuli-responsive materials and geometric principles, researchers have designed structures that have "embodied logic." Through their physical and chemical makeup alone, they are able to determine which of multiple possible responses to make in response to their environment.
3D Printing Progress
Feb 1, 2019
3D printing method creates objects in one piece

3D printing method creates objects in one piece

It looks like something you might find aboard the Starship Enterprise. A projector beams a three-dimensional video into a container of photosensitive resin. The video plays while the container rotates for a few minutes — then the fluid drains, leaving behind a complete, fully formed 3D object.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 28, 2019
3D printed soft mesh robots created

3D printed soft mesh robots created

Researchers have created 3D-printed flexible mesh structures that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields while floating on water. The structures can grab small objects and carry water droplets, giving them the potential to be useful as soft robots that mimic creatures living on water surfaces or that can serve as tissue scaffolds for cell cultures.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 23, 2019
Superb Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers at Analysts IDTechEx

Superb Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers at Analysts IDTechEx

IDTechEx is highly respected worldwide for its reports, relational databases, events and consultancy on the technology and markets for its chosen subjects. These include life sciences, energy storage, energy harvesting, electric vehicles, wearable technology and advanced materials. The emphasis is on using facts-based analysis to see the future and guide business decisions of our customers. They include the world's largest chemical, healthcare and automotive companies through to start ups. Our biggest events are in Silicon Valley and Germany and we serve organizations in 80 countries, with teaching forums and staff in Asia, USA and Europe.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 21, 2019
Multimaterial 3D printing

Multimaterial 3D printing

Traditional robotic systems with rigid parts often pose a threat to human operators. Recently flourishing soft actuators and robots, in contrast, offer excellent adaptivity to surroundings and safe, coexisting interaction with humans. However, their competence in load-bearing tasks is undermined by the inherent low-stiffness nature of constituent materials like silicone rubbers.
External Company Press Release
Optomec Partners with Phillips Federal

Optomec Partners with Phillips Federal

Optomec Partners with Phillips Federal to Bring Metal Additive Manufacturing Repair Solutions to U.S. Government Agencies: Optomec announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Phillips Federal. The agreement will enable Phillips Federal to resell the Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping systems to US government facilities.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 14, 2019
3D printing 100 times faster with light

3D printing 100 times faster with light

Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes, researchers have shown.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 8, 2019
3D bioprinted robots

3D bioprinted robots

These bio-inspired soft robotic devices could offer many more capabilities for movement and performance - such as real-time bio-sensing, self-organization, adaptability, or self-healing - than existing systems, which use solely artificial materials.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 4, 2019
Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs

Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs

Researchers have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can be customized to deliver drugs, sense environmental conditions, or both, can reside in the stomach for at least a month, transmitting information and responding to instructions from a user's smartphone.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 2, 2019
First full human 3D printed for radiation therapy research

First full human 3D printed for radiation therapy research

At just 1 year old, she is 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 15 pounds. She can hold 36 gallons of water for up to eight hours. She has a detachable head but remains faceless. Her name is Marie, and no, this is not her online profile.
3D Printing Progress
Feb 5, 2019
3D Printing of Composites: Reinforcing your Market Growth

3D Printing of Composites: Reinforcing your Market Growth

3D Printing of composites is becoming an increasingly explored commercial opportunity. Approaching this from two directions: the 3D Printing industry are looking for functional enhancements to assist industrial uptake and meanwhile the traditional composites industry is looking at ways to allow more design freedom, accelerate time to market, and reduce the costs for low-production volume.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 30, 2019
Toyota highlight the significance of 3D printing in lightweight design

Toyota highlight the significance of 3D printing in lightweight design

3D printing is rapidly reaching industrial commercialisation in numerous sectors; IDTechEx forecast that the total market will be worth $22bn by 2028. One of the key features is the design freedom this technology enables where, alongside other functional advantages, a major opportunity is in lightweighting.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 25, 2019
Novel approach to 3D printing engineering components

Novel approach to 3D printing engineering components

A team of researchers has been taking a novel approach to the development of engineering components produced using additive manufacturing.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 23, 2019
Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

The piezoelectric materials that inhabit everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards may be getting an upgrade. Researchers have developed methods to 3D print piezoelectric materials that can be custom-designed to convert movement, impact and stress from any directions to electrical energy.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 18, 2019
3D printed sponge to minimise effects of cancer treatment

3D printed sponge to minimise effects of cancer treatment

With the help of sponges inserted in the bloodstream to absorb excess drugs, doctors are hoping to prevent the dangerous side effects of toxic chemotherapy agents or even deliver higher doses to knock back tumors, like liver cancer, that don't respond to more benign treatments.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 16, 2019
3D printed implant treats spinal cord injury

3D printed implant treats spinal cord injury

For the first time, researchers have used rapid 3D printing technologies to create a spinal cord, then successfully implanted that scaffolding, loaded with neural stem cells, into sites of severe spinal cord injury in rats.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 11, 2019
First provider-based 3D printing lab for personalised implants

First provider-based 3D printing lab for personalised implants

The top-ranked orthopedic hospital in the U.S. and a leading global medical device manufacturer from Europe announced the formation of the first provider-based additive manufacturing 3D printing facility for custom complex implants.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 7, 2019
Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D-printing technology

Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D-printing technology

Flexible, wireless electronic devices are rapidly emerging and have reached the level of commercialization; nevertheless, most of battery shapes are limited to either spherical and/or rectangular structures, which results in inefficient space use.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 4, 2019
Mercedes Benz 3D printed parts

Mercedes Benz 3D printed parts

Mercedes Benz is continually expanding its range of genuine replacement parts from the 3D printer.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 31, 2018
The stiffest 3D printed structures

The stiffest 3D printed structures

Researchers have developed and manufactured a family of architectures that maximises the stiffness of porous lightweight materials. It's practically impossible to develop stiffer designs.
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