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3D Printing Progress
Jun 5, 2019
Ready, jet... print!

Ready, jet... print!

Inkjet printing is expected to fast track the commercialization of organic solar cells. Researchers have exploited this technique to generate high-efficiency solar cells at large scales.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 4, 2019
3D printed artificial corneas similar to human ones

3D printed artificial corneas similar to human ones

The existing artificial cornea uses recombinant collagen or is made of chemical substances such as synthetic polymer. Therefore, it does not incorporate well with the eye or is not transparent after the cornea implant.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 3, 2019
Bringing 3D-printing to the moon

Bringing 3D-printing to the moon

International space agencies and companies are not only planning to further explore, but to colonize space. The moon is of great importance as a research station and starting point for further expeditions. However, the cost of flights and transports to the moon are enormous - a kilogram of loading capacity costs approximately 700,000 Euros. Therefore, infrastructure, components and devices, etc., would at best be manufactured directly on the Earth's satellite.
3D Printing Progress
May 31, 2019
3D-print a bathroom in a day

3D-print a bathroom in a day

Researchers have developed the capability to 3D print an unfurnished bathroom in less than a day.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Report from MedTech Forum, Paris 15-16 May 2019

Report from MedTech Forum, Paris 15-16 May 2019

The MedTech Forum 2019 took place on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th May 2019 in Paris, France. It was preceded on Tuesday 14th May 2019 by the fifth annual Start-Up Innovantes du Dispositif Medical event, which enables French MedTech start-ups to showcase their technology. This report was compiled by IDTechEx analysts Ivan De Backer and James Hayward who both attended the events.
3D Printing Progress
May 29, 2019
3D printing transforms wildlife tracking

3D printing transforms wildlife tracking

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has created a safer way of tracking various wildlife populations through 3D printing technology, specifically bobcat kittens.
3D Printing Progress
May 28, 2019
Disrupting $12 billion orthodontics industry with 3D production

Disrupting $12 billion orthodontics industry with 3D production

SmileDirectClub is powering its digital differentiation and rapid manufacturing expansion of clear aligners with HP's Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions, making it the largest producer of Multi Jet Fusion 3D printed parts in the USA.
3D Printing Progress
May 27, 2019
3D-printed device detects biomarkers of preterm birth

3D-printed device detects biomarkers of preterm birth

Preterm birth is the leading complication of pregnancy. If doctors had a simple, accurate and inexpensive way to identify women at risk for the condition, they could develop better prevention strategies.
3D Printing Progress
May 24, 2019
Heineken: Ensuring production continuity with 3D printing

Heineken: Ensuring production continuity with 3D printing

Heineken is using 3D printing solutions to produce a variety of custom tools and functional machine parts to aid in manufacturing at the company's brewery in Seville, Spain.
3D Printing Progress
May 23, 2019
3D printed metamaterials improve sound quality

3D printed metamaterials improve sound quality

Academics have created devices capable of manipulating sound in the same way as light - creating exciting new opportunities in entertainment and public communication. The technology takes everyday materials like glass, wood and 3D printer plastic and engineers them to control, direct, and manipulate waves in uncommon ways, transforming metasurfaces into behaving like converging lenses for sound.
External Company Press Release
Impossible Objects Unveils Next-Generation 3D Printer, Partners

Impossible Objects Unveils Next-Generation 3D Printer, Partners

Impossible Objects announced two watershed advances in composite 3D printing for the factory floor. The company's latest 3D printing system, the CBAM-2, and a new partnership with BASF on PA6-carbon fiber composites extend Impossible Objects' patented composite based additive manufacturing process (CBAM) to an unprecedented range of industrial applications.
External Company Press Release
MakerBot expands METHOD Materials offering

MakerBot expands METHOD Materials offering

MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing, expands its materials offering with polyethylene terephthalate glycol, better known as PETG. PETG is the first Specialty Material to be released for the MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer.
3D Printing Progress
May 21, 2019
Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot

Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot

Drawing inspiration from biology and the toy shelf, researchers have developed a swimming robot with a light-controlled cellular engine that can perform highly-targeted drug delivery.
External Company Press Release
BASF and Origin collaborate with footwear manufacturer ECCO

BASF and Origin collaborate with footwear manufacturer ECCO

BASF 3D Printing Solutions and its strategic partner Origin are collaborating with ECCO, a footwear manufacturer, to develop a wholly new approach to footwear production.
External Company Press Release
BASF and Paxis advance innovative materials for new 3D printing tech

BASF and Paxis advance innovative materials for new 3D printing tech

BASF 3D Printing Solutions is to provide innovative additive manufacturing materials to Paxis LLC for their new WAV™ (Wave Applied Voxel) technology. This is currently in development and is designed to meet the needs of additive manufacturing users, advanced manufacturing as well as traditional manufacturing markets.
3D Printing Progress
May 17, 2019
IDTechEx Research: 3D printing materials market worth $23B in 2029

IDTechEx Research: 3D printing materials market worth $23B in 2029

The 3D printing materials market will be worth $23B in 2029 according to the new IDTechEx Research report on the topic, 3D Printing Materials 2019-2029: Technology and Market Analysis. The report covers current and future technologies, market forecasts and more.
3D Printing Progress
May 15, 2019
Worlds first 3D printed community

Worlds first 3D printed community

Printed in 24 hours, these community-driven designs adapt to the unique culture, climate and needs of the people living there. This project presents a number of exciting questions - how to innovate with a 3D printer to create a housing model that is replicable, built to last, and built to sustain multi-generational family growth.
3D Printing Progress
May 14, 2019
IDTechEx forecast the 3D printing market will be worth $31B in 2029

IDTechEx forecast the 3D printing market will be worth $31B in 2029

In the recently released report 3D Printing 2019-2029: Technology and Market Analysis, IDTechEx Research forecasts that the global market for 3D printing equipment, materials, software and services is estimated to be worth $31 billion by the year 2029.
3D Printing Progress
May 13, 2019
New Market Report on 3D Printing of Metals from IDTechEx Research

New Market Report on 3D Printing of Metals from IDTechEx Research

The metal 3D printing market will be worth $19B in 2029 as forecast by IDTechEx Research in their latest report on the topic, covering 3D printing of metals technology and market analysis.
3D Printing Progress
May 10, 2019
Research into 3D-printing with food underway

Research into 3D-printing with food underway

3D-printing of food is a rapidly growing technology and new printers are now becoming available that can be used for various types of food materials. These are typically paste-type materials which include chocolate, vegetable and meat purees, pancake batter, cream, cakes, and biscuits.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 5, 2019
Ready, jet... print!

Ready, jet... print!

Inkjet printing is expected to fast track the commercialization of organic solar cells. Researchers have exploited this technique to generate high-efficiency solar cells at large scales.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 3, 2019
Bringing 3D-printing to the moon

Bringing 3D-printing to the moon

International space agencies and companies are not only planning to further explore, but to colonize space. The moon is of great importance as a research station and starting point for further expeditions. However, the cost of flights and transports to the moon are enormous - a kilogram of loading capacity costs approximately 700,000 Euros. Therefore, infrastructure, components and devices, etc., would at best be manufactured directly on the Earth's satellite.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Report from MedTech Forum, Paris 15-16 May 2019

Report from MedTech Forum, Paris 15-16 May 2019

The MedTech Forum 2019 took place on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th May 2019 in Paris, France. It was preceded on Tuesday 14th May 2019 by the fifth annual Start-Up Innovantes du Dispositif Medical event, which enables French MedTech start-ups to showcase their technology. This report was compiled by IDTechEx analysts Ivan De Backer and James Hayward who both attended the events.
3D Printing Progress
May 28, 2019
Disrupting $12 billion orthodontics industry with 3D production

Disrupting $12 billion orthodontics industry with 3D production

SmileDirectClub is powering its digital differentiation and rapid manufacturing expansion of clear aligners with HP's Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions, making it the largest producer of Multi Jet Fusion 3D printed parts in the USA.
3D Printing Progress
May 24, 2019
Heineken: Ensuring production continuity with 3D printing

Heineken: Ensuring production continuity with 3D printing

Heineken is using 3D printing solutions to produce a variety of custom tools and functional machine parts to aid in manufacturing at the company's brewery in Seville, Spain.
External Company Press Release
Impossible Objects Unveils Next-Generation 3D Printer, Partners

Impossible Objects Unveils Next-Generation 3D Printer, Partners

Impossible Objects announced two watershed advances in composite 3D printing for the factory floor. The company's latest 3D printing system, the CBAM-2, and a new partnership with BASF on PA6-carbon fiber composites extend Impossible Objects' patented composite based additive manufacturing process (CBAM) to an unprecedented range of industrial applications.
3D Printing Progress
May 21, 2019
Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot

Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot

Drawing inspiration from biology and the toy shelf, researchers have developed a swimming robot with a light-controlled cellular engine that can perform highly-targeted drug delivery.
External Company Press Release
BASF and Paxis advance innovative materials for new 3D printing tech

BASF and Paxis advance innovative materials for new 3D printing tech

BASF 3D Printing Solutions is to provide innovative additive manufacturing materials to Paxis LLC for their new WAV™ (Wave Applied Voxel) technology. This is currently in development and is designed to meet the needs of additive manufacturing users, advanced manufacturing as well as traditional manufacturing markets.
3D Printing Progress
May 15, 2019
Worlds first 3D printed community

Worlds first 3D printed community

Printed in 24 hours, these community-driven designs adapt to the unique culture, climate and needs of the people living there. This project presents a number of exciting questions - how to innovate with a 3D printer to create a housing model that is replicable, built to last, and built to sustain multi-generational family growth.
3D Printing Progress
May 13, 2019
New Market Report on 3D Printing of Metals from IDTechEx Research

New Market Report on 3D Printing of Metals from IDTechEx Research

The metal 3D printing market will be worth $19B in 2029 as forecast by IDTechEx Research in their latest report on the topic, covering 3D printing of metals technology and market analysis.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 4, 2019
3D printed artificial corneas similar to human ones

3D printed artificial corneas similar to human ones

The existing artificial cornea uses recombinant collagen or is made of chemical substances such as synthetic polymer. Therefore, it does not incorporate well with the eye or is not transparent after the cornea implant.
3D Printing Progress
May 31, 2019
3D-print a bathroom in a day

3D-print a bathroom in a day

Researchers have developed the capability to 3D print an unfurnished bathroom in less than a day.
3D Printing Progress
May 29, 2019
3D printing transforms wildlife tracking

3D printing transforms wildlife tracking

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has created a safer way of tracking various wildlife populations through 3D printing technology, specifically bobcat kittens.
3D Printing Progress
May 27, 2019
3D-printed device detects biomarkers of preterm birth

3D-printed device detects biomarkers of preterm birth

Preterm birth is the leading complication of pregnancy. If doctors had a simple, accurate and inexpensive way to identify women at risk for the condition, they could develop better prevention strategies.
3D Printing Progress
May 23, 2019
3D printed metamaterials improve sound quality

3D printed metamaterials improve sound quality

Academics have created devices capable of manipulating sound in the same way as light - creating exciting new opportunities in entertainment and public communication. The technology takes everyday materials like glass, wood and 3D printer plastic and engineers them to control, direct, and manipulate waves in uncommon ways, transforming metasurfaces into behaving like converging lenses for sound.
External Company Press Release
MakerBot expands METHOD Materials offering

MakerBot expands METHOD Materials offering

MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing, expands its materials offering with polyethylene terephthalate glycol, better known as PETG. PETG is the first Specialty Material to be released for the MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer.
External Company Press Release
BASF and Origin collaborate with footwear manufacturer ECCO

BASF and Origin collaborate with footwear manufacturer ECCO

BASF 3D Printing Solutions and its strategic partner Origin are collaborating with ECCO, a footwear manufacturer, to develop a wholly new approach to footwear production.
3D Printing Progress
May 17, 2019
IDTechEx Research: 3D printing materials market worth $23B in 2029

IDTechEx Research: 3D printing materials market worth $23B in 2029

The 3D printing materials market will be worth $23B in 2029 according to the new IDTechEx Research report on the topic, 3D Printing Materials 2019-2029: Technology and Market Analysis. The report covers current and future technologies, market forecasts and more.
3D Printing Progress
May 14, 2019
IDTechEx forecast the 3D printing market will be worth $31B in 2029

IDTechEx forecast the 3D printing market will be worth $31B in 2029

In the recently released report 3D Printing 2019-2029: Technology and Market Analysis, IDTechEx Research forecasts that the global market for 3D printing equipment, materials, software and services is estimated to be worth $31 billion by the year 2029.
3D Printing Progress
May 10, 2019
Research into 3D-printing with food underway

Research into 3D-printing with food underway

3D-printing of food is a rapidly growing technology and new printers are now becoming available that can be used for various types of food materials. These are typically paste-type materials which include chocolate, vegetable and meat purees, pancake batter, cream, cakes, and biscuits.
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