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3D Printing Progress
Aug 14, 2020
Novel 3D Printed Reef Tiles to Repopulate Coral

Novel 3D Printed Reef Tiles to Repopulate Coral

Architects and marine scientists have jointly developed a novel method for coral restoration making use of specially designed 3D printed artificial 'reef tiles' for attachment by corals to enhance their chance of survival .
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Printing Robot Shuttles

3D Printing Robot Shuttles

Robot shuttles are a new transport concept primarily for cities. They are symmetrical so they never do a U Turn and can access areas not available to other multi-person transport.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 11, 2020
9 Materials Science Start-Ups Changing Metal Additive Manufacturing

9 Materials Science Start-Ups Changing Metal Additive Manufacturing

The metal additive manufacturing market will be negatively impacted by the 2020 pandemic. Despite this short-to-mid-term setback, the industry is forecast to rise and exceed $10Bn within the next 10-years. The emerging and established printer players grab nearly all of the headlines, but most of this forecast annual revenue will be in material sales in which there is great untapped potential.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 10, 2020
Blackstone Passes Crucial Milestones for Printed Next Gen Batteries

Blackstone Passes Crucial Milestones for Printed Next Gen Batteries

The battery factories being built today have a weakness - their battery cell production lines only produce one battery cell form factor. These assembly systems are very special and expensive. The manufacturing process of the electrodes is energy-intensive and dangerous solvents are used.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 6, 2020
AI Accelerates Materials Science From the Lab to Market

AI Accelerates Materials Science From the Lab to Market

Nearly every sector is proposing the use of artificial intelligence. Materials science R&D is relatively late to this trend, and there are many industry-specific hurdles, but the opportunities are beginning to be realized and the potential impact is significant.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 6, 2020
World's Smallest Imaging Device has Heart Disease in Focus

World's Smallest Imaging Device has Heart Disease in Focus

A team of researchers has used 3D micro-printing to develop the world's smallest, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 4, 2020
Public Launch of a Materials Informatics Platform

Public Launch of a Materials Informatics Platform

Citrine Informatics has launched their materials informatics platform
3D Printing Progress
Aug 4, 2020
Students to Market Vegan 3D Printed Fish

Students to Market Vegan 3D Printed Fish

Students have developed a technique for 3D printing fish such as salmon and tuna. In a few years fish-like products based on proteins from mushrooms and peas can be on the menu at sushi restaurants.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 3, 2020
Laser Inversion Enables Multi-Materials 3D Printing

Laser Inversion Enables Multi-Materials 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing--or 3D printing--uses digital manufacturing processes to fabricate components that are light, strong, and require no special tooling to produce. Over the past decade, the field has experienced staggering growth, at a rate of more than 20% per year, printing pieces that range from aircraft components and car parts to medical and dental implants out of metals and engineering polymers.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 29, 2020
High Impact, Durable Material for Medical and Athletic Devices

High Impact, Durable Material for Medical and Athletic Devices

Nexa3D and Henkel announced commercial availability of xMED412, a polypropylene-like material that is ideal for manufacturing a variety of biocompatible, medical and wearable devices.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 27, 2020
3D Printed Batteries Handle the Squeeze

3D Printed Batteries Handle the Squeeze

While flexible and stretchable electronics technologies have progressed in leaps and bounds over the past 10 years, batteries to power them have some catching up to do. Researchers have now demonstrated a "quasi-solid-state" battery—made from materials somewhere between a liquid and a solid—that can be compressed by as much as 60% while maintaining high energy density and good stability over 10,000 charge-recharge cycles.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 23, 2020
ML Approaches Will Be Ubiquitous For Chemicals & Materials R&D

ML Approaches Will Be Ubiquitous For Chemicals & Materials R&D

In the future, all materials scientists and chemists will have access to machine learning tools to enhance their R&D. Seamlessly integrating these underlying operations will not happen quickly, but overlooking the developments in materials informatics will lead to a loss of any competitive advantage.
External Company Press Release
Using 3D Metal Printing to Fight Tradition

Using 3D Metal Printing to Fight Tradition

In the 3D printing industry, tradition ties companies to the technology they have always used, to the best practices defined decades ago and to the design practices tuned for legacy manufacturing processes.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 21, 2020
KFC to 3D Print Chicken Nuggets

KFC to 3D Print Chicken Nuggets

KFC is taking the next step in its innovative concept of creating a "restaurant of the future" by launching the development of 3D bioprinting technology to create chicken meat in cooperation with the 3D Bioprinting Solutions research laboratory.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 20, 2020
Custom 3D-Printed Unibody Carbon Fiber E-Bicycle

Custom 3D-Printed Unibody Carbon Fiber E-Bicycle

The Superstrata touts a true unibody construction, 3D-printed in a single pass of continuous carbon fiber thermoplastic composite. Unlike other carbon fiber bikes whose frames are glued and bolted together using dozens of individual parts and fabricated from previous-generation thermoset composite materials, the Superstrata frame is constructed without joints or glue for seamless strength.
External Company Press Release
Report Reveals UK at the Forefront of 3D Printing

Report Reveals UK at the Forefront of 3D Printing

Businesses in the UK filed more additive manufacturing patent applications in Europe over the last decade - a sign that investment in additive manufacturing remains strong.
External Company Press Release
Evonik Opens New Technology Centre for 3D Printing in the USA

Evonik Opens New Technology Centre for 3D Printing in the USA

Evonik is further expanding its business in the area of additive manufacturing. The specialty chemicals company has opened a new technology center for 3D printing in Austin, Texas.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 16, 2020
The Fall and Rise of Metal Additive Manufacturing

The Fall and Rise of Metal Additive Manufacturing

There is little doubt that additive manufacturing will become a key enabling technology across a wide range of sectors. Over the past few years revenues have grown, notable new entrants have emerged, investments have been significant, and material portfolios broadened.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 15, 2020
3D Printed Latex Rubber Breakthrough

3D Printed Latex Rubber Breakthrough

Researchers have discovered a novel process to 3D print latex rubber, unlocking the ability to print a variety of elastic materials with complex geometric shapes.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Wire Feedstocks for Metal Additive Manufacturing

Wire Feedstocks for Metal Additive Manufacturing

Metal additive manufacturing has been on the rise for many years. Predominantly led by the adoption in high value applications like aerospace & defence and medical. The majority of printer processes use a powder feedstock. This is mainly for powder bed fusion but material jetting and binder jetting are also gaining traction (each with different material requirements and economics).
3D Printing Progress
Aug 14, 2020
Novel 3D Printed Reef Tiles to Repopulate Coral

Novel 3D Printed Reef Tiles to Repopulate Coral

Architects and marine scientists have jointly developed a novel method for coral restoration making use of specially designed 3D printed artificial 'reef tiles' for attachment by corals to enhance their chance of survival .
3D Printing Progress
Aug 11, 2020
9 Materials Science Start-Ups Changing Metal Additive Manufacturing

9 Materials Science Start-Ups Changing Metal Additive Manufacturing

The metal additive manufacturing market will be negatively impacted by the 2020 pandemic. Despite this short-to-mid-term setback, the industry is forecast to rise and exceed $10Bn within the next 10-years. The emerging and established printer players grab nearly all of the headlines, but most of this forecast annual revenue will be in material sales in which there is great untapped potential.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 6, 2020
AI Accelerates Materials Science From the Lab to Market

AI Accelerates Materials Science From the Lab to Market

Nearly every sector is proposing the use of artificial intelligence. Materials science R&D is relatively late to this trend, and there are many industry-specific hurdles, but the opportunities are beginning to be realized and the potential impact is significant.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 4, 2020
Public Launch of a Materials Informatics Platform

Public Launch of a Materials Informatics Platform

Citrine Informatics has launched their materials informatics platform
3D Printing Progress
Aug 3, 2020
Laser Inversion Enables Multi-Materials 3D Printing

Laser Inversion Enables Multi-Materials 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing--or 3D printing--uses digital manufacturing processes to fabricate components that are light, strong, and require no special tooling to produce. Over the past decade, the field has experienced staggering growth, at a rate of more than 20% per year, printing pieces that range from aircraft components and car parts to medical and dental implants out of metals and engineering polymers.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 27, 2020
3D Printed Batteries Handle the Squeeze

3D Printed Batteries Handle the Squeeze

While flexible and stretchable electronics technologies have progressed in leaps and bounds over the past 10 years, batteries to power them have some catching up to do. Researchers have now demonstrated a "quasi-solid-state" battery—made from materials somewhere between a liquid and a solid—that can be compressed by as much as 60% while maintaining high energy density and good stability over 10,000 charge-recharge cycles.
External Company Press Release
Using 3D Metal Printing to Fight Tradition

Using 3D Metal Printing to Fight Tradition

In the 3D printing industry, tradition ties companies to the technology they have always used, to the best practices defined decades ago and to the design practices tuned for legacy manufacturing processes.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 20, 2020
Custom 3D-Printed Unibody Carbon Fiber E-Bicycle

Custom 3D-Printed Unibody Carbon Fiber E-Bicycle

The Superstrata touts a true unibody construction, 3D-printed in a single pass of continuous carbon fiber thermoplastic composite. Unlike other carbon fiber bikes whose frames are glued and bolted together using dozens of individual parts and fabricated from previous-generation thermoset composite materials, the Superstrata frame is constructed without joints or glue for seamless strength.
External Company Press Release
Evonik Opens New Technology Centre for 3D Printing in the USA

Evonik Opens New Technology Centre for 3D Printing in the USA

Evonik is further expanding its business in the area of additive manufacturing. The specialty chemicals company has opened a new technology center for 3D printing in Austin, Texas.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 15, 2020
3D Printed Latex Rubber Breakthrough

3D Printed Latex Rubber Breakthrough

Researchers have discovered a novel process to 3D print latex rubber, unlocking the ability to print a variety of elastic materials with complex geometric shapes.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Printing Robot Shuttles

3D Printing Robot Shuttles

Robot shuttles are a new transport concept primarily for cities. They are symmetrical so they never do a U Turn and can access areas not available to other multi-person transport.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 10, 2020
Blackstone Passes Crucial Milestones for Printed Next Gen Batteries

Blackstone Passes Crucial Milestones for Printed Next Gen Batteries

The battery factories being built today have a weakness - their battery cell production lines only produce one battery cell form factor. These assembly systems are very special and expensive. The manufacturing process of the electrodes is energy-intensive and dangerous solvents are used.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 6, 2020
World's Smallest Imaging Device has Heart Disease in Focus

World's Smallest Imaging Device has Heart Disease in Focus

A team of researchers has used 3D micro-printing to develop the world's smallest, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 4, 2020
Students to Market Vegan 3D Printed Fish

Students to Market Vegan 3D Printed Fish

Students have developed a technique for 3D printing fish such as salmon and tuna. In a few years fish-like products based on proteins from mushrooms and peas can be on the menu at sushi restaurants.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 29, 2020
High Impact, Durable Material for Medical and Athletic Devices

High Impact, Durable Material for Medical and Athletic Devices

Nexa3D and Henkel announced commercial availability of xMED412, a polypropylene-like material that is ideal for manufacturing a variety of biocompatible, medical and wearable devices.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 23, 2020
ML Approaches Will Be Ubiquitous For Chemicals & Materials R&D

ML Approaches Will Be Ubiquitous For Chemicals & Materials R&D

In the future, all materials scientists and chemists will have access to machine learning tools to enhance their R&D. Seamlessly integrating these underlying operations will not happen quickly, but overlooking the developments in materials informatics will lead to a loss of any competitive advantage.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 21, 2020
KFC to 3D Print Chicken Nuggets

KFC to 3D Print Chicken Nuggets

KFC is taking the next step in its innovative concept of creating a "restaurant of the future" by launching the development of 3D bioprinting technology to create chicken meat in cooperation with the 3D Bioprinting Solutions research laboratory.
External Company Press Release
Report Reveals UK at the Forefront of 3D Printing

Report Reveals UK at the Forefront of 3D Printing

Businesses in the UK filed more additive manufacturing patent applications in Europe over the last decade - a sign that investment in additive manufacturing remains strong.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 16, 2020
The Fall and Rise of Metal Additive Manufacturing

The Fall and Rise of Metal Additive Manufacturing

There is little doubt that additive manufacturing will become a key enabling technology across a wide range of sectors. Over the past few years revenues have grown, notable new entrants have emerged, investments have been significant, and material portfolios broadened.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Wire Feedstocks for Metal Additive Manufacturing

Wire Feedstocks for Metal Additive Manufacturing

Metal additive manufacturing has been on the rise for many years. Predominantly led by the adoption in high value applications like aerospace & defence and medical. The majority of printer processes use a powder feedstock. This is mainly for powder bed fusion but material jetting and binder jetting are also gaining traction (each with different material requirements and economics).
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