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Breakthroughs in 3D printing Kapton, the ultimate polymer

Breakthroughs in 3D printing Kapton, the ultimate polymer

IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Printing at the IDTechEx Show! Santa Clara 2018

3D Printing at the IDTechEx Show! Santa Clara 2018

Technology analyst Dr Bryony Core reports on her findings at the IDTechEx Show! Santa Clara 2018
3D Printing Progress
Nov 29, 2018
New smart material with potential biomedical, environmental uses

New smart material with potential biomedical, environmental uses

By combining seaweed-derived alginate with the nanomaterial graphene oxide, researchers have developed a new material that's durable and can respond dynamically to its environment.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 28, 2018
Fully 3D printed and functional electric motorcycle

Fully 3D printed and functional electric motorcycle

Designed by NOWlab, the BigRep innovation consultancy and printed on BigRep's large-scale 3D printers are two groundbreaking prototypes for e-mobility applications: the world's first fully 3D-printed and functional electric motorcycle, the NERA, and a bionic passenger seat, the Aero Seat. Advancing applications in AM are two other new prototypes, the Adaptive Robotic Gripper, designed for flexible handling applications, and the Omni Platform, a 360° mobile industry platform for fully automated manufacturing environments.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 26, 2018
BMW: A million printed components in just ten years

BMW: A million printed components in just ten years

At the BMW Group, the use of 3D-printed components is on the rise. Over the last decade alone, the company produced a million parts by this innovative method, and this year output from the BMW Group Additive Manufacturing Center is expected to reach over 200,000 components — a 42 percent increase on last year's total.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 26, 2018
Stratasys and Materialise: 3D printed medical models come to life

Stratasys and Materialise: 3D printed medical models come to life

Further bringing 3D printed medical models to life, Stratasys is expanding the suite of printers and materials validated by its collaborator Materialise as part of FDA-cleared Materialise Mimics inPrint software. The end result is the most versatile 3D printing system for point-of-care across hospitals and physicians - advancing production of patient-specific, life-like anatomical models for diagnostic purposes in conjunction with other tools and expert clinical judgement.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 26, 2018
The next generation of microbial fuel cells

The next generation of microbial fuel cells

Microbial fuel cells are a promising technology for generating electricity from organic waste materials. European investigators set out to improve microbial fuel cells through ground-breaking technologies.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 23, 2018
First 3D-printed titanium wheel

First 3D-printed titanium wheel

HRE Wheels and GE Additive announced a partnership agreement and unveiled the first titanium wheel created using EBM technology. Known as "HRE3D+", this new prototype wheel shows what the future of wheel technology will bring and how advanced materials like titanium can be harnessed to create complex designs.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 22, 2018
New era in 3D printed production metal parts

New era in 3D printed production metal parts

First unveiled earlier this year, the additive platform is based on Stratasys' innovative, first-of-its-kind "Layered Powder Metallurgy" technology, designed to make production of metal parts quicker, easier and more cost-effective than ever before.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 21, 2018
Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Approximately 3,500 attendees from 42 countries attended the IDTechEx Show!, which featured 284 exhibiting organizations. The event, held in Santa Clara, California, is unique in bringing together eight key technologies with the organizations that seek to use them.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 19, 2018
Potential health risk from 3D printer emissions

Potential health risk from 3D printer emissions

Following an in-depth, two-year research period researchers found that many desktop 3D printers generate ultrafine particles (UFPs) while in operation. UFPs may pose a health concern since they are the size of nanoparticles and may be inhaled and penetrate deep into the human pulmonary system.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 16, 2018
Neural network for 3D printing of metal products

Neural network for 3D printing of metal products

The mathematical modeling for 3D printing requires a lot of machine time, in some cases calculations for manufacturing even a simple structure can take a week. In order to accelerate this process, researchers developed the neural network.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 15, 2018
IDTechEx 3D Printing USA 2018 Award Winner

IDTechEx 3D Printing USA 2018 Award Winner

Infinite Material Solutions were the worthy winners of the annual '3D Printing - Best Development Award' at the IDTechEx Show USA in Santa Clara this week.
External Company Press Release
ACEO® 3D printing with electrically conductive silicone rubber

ACEO® 3D printing with electrically conductive silicone rubber

WACKER's ACEO team presents its latest innovation - 3D printing with electrically conductive silicone elastomers.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 13, 2018
EnvisionTEC first to offer 4K 3D printing

EnvisionTEC first to offer 4K 3D printing

EnvisionTEC announced that it will be debuting the industry's first ever DLP-based 3D printer utilizing a true 4K projector with artificial intelligence.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 9, 2018
BASF invests in Chinese 3D printing specialist Prismlab

BASF invests in Chinese 3D printing specialist Prismlab

Prismlab has developed a patented printing process that is characterized by a very high printing speed, high level of precision and lower printing costs. BASF's venture investment will enable Prismlab to further accelerate its product development and innovation while strengthening its market reach to the global market.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 7, 2018
Facility to develop 3D printed corneas

Facility to develop 3D printed corneas

Precise Bio has developed an innovative 4D-bio-fabrication technology that is a true platform for innovation and comprises cell expansion, bio-materials, processes, printing technology and other required critical technologies.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 5, 2018
Improving additive manufacturing for space missions

Improving additive manufacturing for space missions

Additive manufacturing presents a game-changing opportunity for the space industry to produce complex components with greater efficiency at a lower cost. However, the trial-and-error method currently used to create such parts with limited materials is not suited for components that would need to survive the harsh environment of space.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 2, 2018
Poietis launches its new 4D Bioprinting systems

Poietis launches its new 4D Bioprinting systems

Poietis, the first 4D bioprinting company, announces the commercialization of its new range of NGB systems (Next Generation Bioprinting) to cover all the tissue engineering needs, from research to clinical batches production.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 1, 2018
3D printing is disrupting the way we provide personalized medicine

3D printing is disrupting the way we provide personalized medicine

From its humble beginnings in the late 1980s, through to the global force that it is today, the capabilities of 3D printing technology have expanded dramatically, to establish itself as an attractive manufacturing solution for prototyping and production.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
3D Printing at the IDTechEx Show! Santa Clara 2018

3D Printing at the IDTechEx Show! Santa Clara 2018

Technology analyst Dr Bryony Core reports on her findings at the IDTechEx Show! Santa Clara 2018
3D Printing Progress
Nov 28, 2018
Fully 3D printed and functional electric motorcycle

Fully 3D printed and functional electric motorcycle

Designed by NOWlab, the BigRep innovation consultancy and printed on BigRep's large-scale 3D printers are two groundbreaking prototypes for e-mobility applications: the world's first fully 3D-printed and functional electric motorcycle, the NERA, and a bionic passenger seat, the Aero Seat. Advancing applications in AM are two other new prototypes, the Adaptive Robotic Gripper, designed for flexible handling applications, and the Omni Platform, a 360° mobile industry platform for fully automated manufacturing environments.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 26, 2018
Stratasys and Materialise: 3D printed medical models come to life

Stratasys and Materialise: 3D printed medical models come to life

Further bringing 3D printed medical models to life, Stratasys is expanding the suite of printers and materials validated by its collaborator Materialise as part of FDA-cleared Materialise Mimics inPrint software. The end result is the most versatile 3D printing system for point-of-care across hospitals and physicians - advancing production of patient-specific, life-like anatomical models for diagnostic purposes in conjunction with other tools and expert clinical judgement.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 23, 2018
First 3D-printed titanium wheel

First 3D-printed titanium wheel

HRE Wheels and GE Additive announced a partnership agreement and unveiled the first titanium wheel created using EBM technology. Known as "HRE3D+", this new prototype wheel shows what the future of wheel technology will bring and how advanced materials like titanium can be harnessed to create complex designs.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 21, 2018
Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Approximately 3,500 attendees from 42 countries attended the IDTechEx Show!, which featured 284 exhibiting organizations. The event, held in Santa Clara, California, is unique in bringing together eight key technologies with the organizations that seek to use them.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 16, 2018
Neural network for 3D printing of metal products

Neural network for 3D printing of metal products

The mathematical modeling for 3D printing requires a lot of machine time, in some cases calculations for manufacturing even a simple structure can take a week. In order to accelerate this process, researchers developed the neural network.
External Company Press Release
ACEO® 3D printing with electrically conductive silicone rubber

ACEO® 3D printing with electrically conductive silicone rubber

WACKER's ACEO team presents its latest innovation - 3D printing with electrically conductive silicone elastomers.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 9, 2018
BASF invests in Chinese 3D printing specialist Prismlab

BASF invests in Chinese 3D printing specialist Prismlab

Prismlab has developed a patented printing process that is characterized by a very high printing speed, high level of precision and lower printing costs. BASF's venture investment will enable Prismlab to further accelerate its product development and innovation while strengthening its market reach to the global market.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 5, 2018
Improving additive manufacturing for space missions

Improving additive manufacturing for space missions

Additive manufacturing presents a game-changing opportunity for the space industry to produce complex components with greater efficiency at a lower cost. However, the trial-and-error method currently used to create such parts with limited materials is not suited for components that would need to survive the harsh environment of space.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 1, 2018
3D printing is disrupting the way we provide personalized medicine

3D printing is disrupting the way we provide personalized medicine

From its humble beginnings in the late 1980s, through to the global force that it is today, the capabilities of 3D printing technology have expanded dramatically, to establish itself as an attractive manufacturing solution for prototyping and production.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 29, 2018
New smart material with potential biomedical, environmental uses

New smart material with potential biomedical, environmental uses

By combining seaweed-derived alginate with the nanomaterial graphene oxide, researchers have developed a new material that's durable and can respond dynamically to its environment.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 26, 2018
BMW: A million printed components in just ten years

BMW: A million printed components in just ten years

At the BMW Group, the use of 3D-printed components is on the rise. Over the last decade alone, the company produced a million parts by this innovative method, and this year output from the BMW Group Additive Manufacturing Center is expected to reach over 200,000 components — a 42 percent increase on last year's total.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 26, 2018
The next generation of microbial fuel cells

The next generation of microbial fuel cells

Microbial fuel cells are a promising technology for generating electricity from organic waste materials. European investigators set out to improve microbial fuel cells through ground-breaking technologies.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 22, 2018
New era in 3D printed production metal parts

New era in 3D printed production metal parts

First unveiled earlier this year, the additive platform is based on Stratasys' innovative, first-of-its-kind "Layered Powder Metallurgy" technology, designed to make production of metal parts quicker, easier and more cost-effective than ever before.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 19, 2018
Potential health risk from 3D printer emissions

Potential health risk from 3D printer emissions

Following an in-depth, two-year research period researchers found that many desktop 3D printers generate ultrafine particles (UFPs) while in operation. UFPs may pose a health concern since they are the size of nanoparticles and may be inhaled and penetrate deep into the human pulmonary system.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 15, 2018
IDTechEx 3D Printing USA 2018 Award Winner

IDTechEx 3D Printing USA 2018 Award Winner

Infinite Material Solutions were the worthy winners of the annual '3D Printing - Best Development Award' at the IDTechEx Show USA in Santa Clara this week.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 13, 2018
EnvisionTEC first to offer 4K 3D printing

EnvisionTEC first to offer 4K 3D printing

EnvisionTEC announced that it will be debuting the industry's first ever DLP-based 3D printer utilizing a true 4K projector with artificial intelligence.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 7, 2018
Facility to develop 3D printed corneas

Facility to develop 3D printed corneas

Precise Bio has developed an innovative 4D-bio-fabrication technology that is a true platform for innovation and comprises cell expansion, bio-materials, processes, printing technology and other required critical technologies.
3D Printing Progress
Nov 2, 2018
Poietis launches its new 4D Bioprinting systems

Poietis launches its new 4D Bioprinting systems

Poietis, the first 4D bioprinting company, announces the commercialization of its new range of NGB systems (Next Generation Bioprinting) to cover all the tissue engineering needs, from research to clinical batches production.
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