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3D Printing Progress
Jun 4, 2020
HP "Doubling Down" on Digital Manufacturing With New Announcements

HP "Doubling Down" on Digital Manufacturing With New Announcements

HP entries into the 3D Printing world have been significant. With both the release of their Jet Fusion and Metal Jet systems they have made waves in the industry. In a press briefing on 4th June 2019 the company announced they are "doubling down" on their progress in digital manufacturing with a string of announcements.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 4, 2020
Materials Informatics: The Time For Adoption is Now

Materials Informatics: The Time For Adoption is Now

Materials Informatics is the key to enabling a paradigm shift in our approach to materials science R&D. Significant investment, notable adoption from key end-users, and technology leaps make it evident that it's time has come. Through primary-interview based analysis, IDTechEx has introduced the most comprehensive market report on the topic: "Materials Informatics 2020-2030".
External Company Press Release
Reactive Additive Manufacturing Enables Printing of Metal Powders

Reactive Additive Manufacturing Enables Printing of Metal Powders

Popular high strength wrought aluminum alloys could not previously be printed because they suffer hot tearing (solidification cracking), resulting in parts with very poor mechanical properties. The RAM process forms sub-micron inoculants in the melt pool that nucleate aluminum grains to produce a fine equiaxed microstructure for good printability and exceptional performance.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
What is Materials Informatics?

What is Materials Informatics?

This article summarises the field of materials informatics and looks at why rapid adoption is beginning.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D printing of solid oxide fuel cells and hydrogen producers in 2020

3D printing of solid oxide fuel cells and hydrogen producers in 2020

Fuel cells able to convert hydrogen into electricity are called to play an important role in the energy transition towards a future with zero-emissions. In reverse mode, electrolysis cells can convert water into hydrogen by using electricity.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 1, 2020
Miele Downloadable 3D Printing Templates for Exclusive Accessories

Miele Downloadable 3D Printing Templates for Exclusive Accessories

With 3D4U, Miele is the first company in its industry to offer its customers a broad range of 3D-printable accessories.
3D Printing Progress
May 26, 2020
Breakthrough in Electronics 3D Printing

Breakthrough in Electronics 3D Printing

Utilizing a newly developed dielectric polymer ink and conductive ink from Nano Dimension, HENSOLDT succeeded in assembling the world-wide first 10-layer printed circuit board which carries high-performance electronic structures soldered to both outer sides. Until now, 3D printed boards could not bear the soldering process necessary for two sided population of components.
3D Printing Progress
May 25, 2020
3D Printed System Speeds up Solar Cell Testing from Hours to Minutes

3D Printed System Speeds up Solar Cell Testing from Hours to Minutes

Tests on new designs for next-generation solar cells can now be done in hours instead of days thanks to a new system incorporating 3D-printed key components.
3D Printing Progress
May 22, 2020
Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

An important new trend is buying electrics and electronics you customise to function not just shape. See the new IDTechEx report, "Complete Electronics as Smart Material, User-Customized 2020-2040". Builders, textile manufacturers, those doing home improvement and others are starting to buy electrically-smart materials direct from materials companies, bypassing the electronics industry.
3D Printing Progress
May 22, 2020
3D-Printed Nuclear Reactor: Faster, Economical Path to Nuclear Energy

3D-Printed Nuclear Reactor: Faster, Economical Path to Nuclear Energy

Researchers are refining their design of a 3D-printed nuclear reactor core, scaling up the additive manufacturing process necessary to build it, and developing methods to confirm the consistency and reliability of its printed components.
3D Printing Progress
May 19, 2020
House Built Using 3D Printer and Robot

House Built Using 3D Printer and Robot

By implementing high precision 3D scanning and robotic based fabrication technology, Emerald-Ash-Borer-infested "waste wood" is transformed into an abundantly available, affordable, and sustainable building material.
External Company Press Release
Elementum 3D Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

Elementum 3D Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

Elementum 3D announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management.
3D Printing Progress
May 15, 2020
Expandable Foam for 3D Printing Large Objects

Expandable Foam for 3D Printing Large Objects

It's a frustrating limitation of 3D printing: Printed objects must be smaller than the machine making them. Huge machines are impractical for printing large parts because they take up too much space and require excessive time to print. Now, a new material can be used to 3D print small objects that expand upon heating. The foam could find applications in architecture, aerospace and biomedicine.
3D Printing Progress
May 13, 2020
New Technology Revolutionises 3d Metal Printing

New Technology Revolutionises 3d Metal Printing

Selective LED-based melting is the name of the new technology that a team has developed for 3D metal printing and has now applied for a patent. The technology is similar to selective laser melting and electron beam melting, in which metal powder is melted by means of a laser or electron beam and built up into a component layer by layer.
External Company Press Release
Nano Dimension's AME Technology and  REHAU Develop 3D Touch Sensor

Nano Dimension's AME Technology and REHAU Develop 3D Touch Sensor

Nano Dimension Ltd and REHAU succeeded in printing a 3D touch sensor. With the 3D electronic device, the premium polymer products from REHAU can be transformed into back-lit human-machine-interface surfaces.
3D Printing Progress
May 11, 2020
New Way to Paint 3D Printed Objects

New Way to Paint 3D Printed Objects

Engineers have created a highly effective way to paint complex 3D-printed objects, such as lightweight frames for aircraft and biomedical stents, that could save manufacturers time and money and provide new opportunities to create "smart skins" for printed parts.
3D Printing Progress
May 8, 2020
3D-Printed Concrete to Help Build Offshore Wind Infrastructure

3D-Printed Concrete to Help Build Offshore Wind Infrastructure

Conventional concrete manufacturing methods require a mold to shape the concrete into the desired structure, which adds to costs and limits design possibilities. 3D-printing would eliminate the expenses of this mold.
3D Printing Progress
May 6, 2020
Better-Performing 3D Electronics

Better-Performing 3D Electronics

Engineers have developed a faster, simpler 3D-printing technique to build electronics, trimming their manufacturing time from hours down to a few minutes. The method can be used to print electronics into complex shapes in volumes that could be used for antenna arrays, prosthetics, sensors and robots.
3D Printing Progress
May 4, 2020
Open Access Hardware, 3D Printing to Tackle Health Supplies Demand

Open Access Hardware, 3D Printing to Tackle Health Supplies Demand

Free open source hardware and 3D printing could help to alleviate the burden of Covid-19 on global health systems, according to scientists.
External Company Press Release
VELO3D Raises $28 Million in Series D Funding Round

VELO3D Raises $28 Million in Series D Funding Round

VELO3D has raised $28 million in a Series D funding round. New investors Piva and TNSC joined the round, along with existing investors Bessemer Investment Partners, Playground, and Khosla Ventures. This brings VELO3D's total funding to $138 million.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 4, 2020
HP "Doubling Down" on Digital Manufacturing With New Announcements

HP "Doubling Down" on Digital Manufacturing With New Announcements

HP entries into the 3D Printing world have been significant. With both the release of their Jet Fusion and Metal Jet systems they have made waves in the industry. In a press briefing on 4th June 2019 the company announced they are "doubling down" on their progress in digital manufacturing with a string of announcements.
External Company Press Release
Reactive Additive Manufacturing Enables Printing of Metal Powders

Reactive Additive Manufacturing Enables Printing of Metal Powders

Popular high strength wrought aluminum alloys could not previously be printed because they suffer hot tearing (solidification cracking), resulting in parts with very poor mechanical properties. The RAM process forms sub-micron inoculants in the melt pool that nucleate aluminum grains to produce a fine equiaxed microstructure for good printability and exceptional performance.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D printing of solid oxide fuel cells and hydrogen producers in 2020

3D printing of solid oxide fuel cells and hydrogen producers in 2020

Fuel cells able to convert hydrogen into electricity are called to play an important role in the energy transition towards a future with zero-emissions. In reverse mode, electrolysis cells can convert water into hydrogen by using electricity.
3D Printing Progress
May 26, 2020
Breakthrough in Electronics 3D Printing

Breakthrough in Electronics 3D Printing

Utilizing a newly developed dielectric polymer ink and conductive ink from Nano Dimension, HENSOLDT succeeded in assembling the world-wide first 10-layer printed circuit board which carries high-performance electronic structures soldered to both outer sides. Until now, 3D printed boards could not bear the soldering process necessary for two sided population of components.
3D Printing Progress
May 22, 2020
Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

An important new trend is buying electrics and electronics you customise to function not just shape. See the new IDTechEx report, "Complete Electronics as Smart Material, User-Customized 2020-2040". Builders, textile manufacturers, those doing home improvement and others are starting to buy electrically-smart materials direct from materials companies, bypassing the electronics industry.
3D Printing Progress
May 19, 2020
House Built Using 3D Printer and Robot

House Built Using 3D Printer and Robot

By implementing high precision 3D scanning and robotic based fabrication technology, Emerald-Ash-Borer-infested "waste wood" is transformed into an abundantly available, affordable, and sustainable building material.
3D Printing Progress
May 15, 2020
Expandable Foam for 3D Printing Large Objects

Expandable Foam for 3D Printing Large Objects

It's a frustrating limitation of 3D printing: Printed objects must be smaller than the machine making them. Huge machines are impractical for printing large parts because they take up too much space and require excessive time to print. Now, a new material can be used to 3D print small objects that expand upon heating. The foam could find applications in architecture, aerospace and biomedicine.
External Company Press Release
Nano Dimension's AME Technology and  REHAU Develop 3D Touch Sensor

Nano Dimension's AME Technology and REHAU Develop 3D Touch Sensor

Nano Dimension Ltd and REHAU succeeded in printing a 3D touch sensor. With the 3D electronic device, the premium polymer products from REHAU can be transformed into back-lit human-machine-interface surfaces.
3D Printing Progress
May 8, 2020
3D-Printed Concrete to Help Build Offshore Wind Infrastructure

3D-Printed Concrete to Help Build Offshore Wind Infrastructure

Conventional concrete manufacturing methods require a mold to shape the concrete into the desired structure, which adds to costs and limits design possibilities. 3D-printing would eliminate the expenses of this mold.
3D Printing Progress
May 4, 2020
Open Access Hardware, 3D Printing to Tackle Health Supplies Demand

Open Access Hardware, 3D Printing to Tackle Health Supplies Demand

Free open source hardware and 3D printing could help to alleviate the burden of Covid-19 on global health systems, according to scientists.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 4, 2020
Materials Informatics: The Time For Adoption is Now

Materials Informatics: The Time For Adoption is Now

Materials Informatics is the key to enabling a paradigm shift in our approach to materials science R&D. Significant investment, notable adoption from key end-users, and technology leaps make it evident that it's time has come. Through primary-interview based analysis, IDTechEx has introduced the most comprehensive market report on the topic: "Materials Informatics 2020-2030".
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
What is Materials Informatics?

What is Materials Informatics?

This article summarises the field of materials informatics and looks at why rapid adoption is beginning.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 1, 2020
Miele Downloadable 3D Printing Templates for Exclusive Accessories

Miele Downloadable 3D Printing Templates for Exclusive Accessories

With 3D4U, Miele is the first company in its industry to offer its customers a broad range of 3D-printable accessories.
3D Printing Progress
May 25, 2020
3D Printed System Speeds up Solar Cell Testing from Hours to Minutes

3D Printed System Speeds up Solar Cell Testing from Hours to Minutes

Tests on new designs for next-generation solar cells can now be done in hours instead of days thanks to a new system incorporating 3D-printed key components.
3D Printing Progress
May 22, 2020
3D-Printed Nuclear Reactor: Faster, Economical Path to Nuclear Energy

3D-Printed Nuclear Reactor: Faster, Economical Path to Nuclear Energy

Researchers are refining their design of a 3D-printed nuclear reactor core, scaling up the additive manufacturing process necessary to build it, and developing methods to confirm the consistency and reliability of its printed components.
External Company Press Release
Elementum 3D Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

Elementum 3D Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

Elementum 3D announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management.
3D Printing Progress
May 13, 2020
New Technology Revolutionises 3d Metal Printing

New Technology Revolutionises 3d Metal Printing

Selective LED-based melting is the name of the new technology that a team has developed for 3D metal printing and has now applied for a patent. The technology is similar to selective laser melting and electron beam melting, in which metal powder is melted by means of a laser or electron beam and built up into a component layer by layer.
3D Printing Progress
May 11, 2020
New Way to Paint 3D Printed Objects

New Way to Paint 3D Printed Objects

Engineers have created a highly effective way to paint complex 3D-printed objects, such as lightweight frames for aircraft and biomedical stents, that could save manufacturers time and money and provide new opportunities to create "smart skins" for printed parts.
3D Printing Progress
May 6, 2020
Better-Performing 3D Electronics

Better-Performing 3D Electronics

Engineers have developed a faster, simpler 3D-printing technique to build electronics, trimming their manufacturing time from hours down to a few minutes. The method can be used to print electronics into complex shapes in volumes that could be used for antenna arrays, prosthetics, sensors and robots.
External Company Press Release
VELO3D Raises $28 Million in Series D Funding Round

VELO3D Raises $28 Million in Series D Funding Round

VELO3D has raised $28 million in a Series D funding round. New investors Piva and TNSC joined the round, along with existing investors Bessemer Investment Partners, Playground, and Khosla Ventures. This brings VELO3D's total funding to $138 million.
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