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3D printing - Applications and end users

3D Printing Progress
Aug 27, 2019
US Airforce produces first certified 3D printed aircraft parts

US Airforce produces first certified 3D printed aircraft parts

The 60th Maintenance Squadron is the first field unit in the Air Force to be certified with an industrial-sized 3D printer that is authorized to produce nonstructural aircraft parts.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 21, 2019
IDTechEx forecasts $6.1 billion market for 3D printed medical devices

IDTechEx forecasts $6.1 billion market for 3D printed medical devices

IDTechEx, a market intelligence and events company focused on emerging technologies, reports that the market for 3D printed medical devices and pharmaceuticals will be worth $6.1 billion by the year 2029. IDTechEx finds this to be a rapidly growing market with compound annual growth rates of up to 18% in certain sub-segments.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 31, 2019
A 3D printed, functional electric bike

A 3D printed, functional electric bike

The automotive sector is constantly looking for more eco-friendly alternatives to the traditional methods of transportation due to growing concerns over climate change and global warming. The issue that is most difficult to overcome is the economics of the endeavor, however with the right combination of engineering ingenuity and additive manufacturing technologies we might find some progress in this department as well.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 26, 2019
Stop food waste with 3D food printing?

Stop food waste with 3D food printing?

Worldwide, around one third of all food is wasted. Despite the fact that wasted volumes in percentage of the total production amounts are relatively low, the numbers in kilos is an considerable amount and a great incentive to find new possibilities to lower the amount. 3D food printing could play an interesting role.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 24, 2019
Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world's smallest ant

Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world's smallest ant

Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators, ultrasound sources or even tiny speakers. Swarms of these "micro-bristle-bots" might work together to sense environmental changes, move materials - or perhaps one day repair injuries inside the human body.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 17, 2019
3D printed get up and go bots getting closer, study says

3D printed get up and go bots getting closer, study says

Robotics researchers have for the first time used a commercial 3D printer to embed complex sensors inside robotic limbs and grippers. But they found that materials commercially available for 3D printing still need to be improved before the robots can be fully functional.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 10, 2019
Tiny supersonic jet injection for nanoscale additive manufacturing

Tiny supersonic jet injection for nanoscale additive manufacturing

By energizing precursor molecules using a tiny, high-energy supersonic jet of inert gas, researchers have dramatically accelerated the fabrication of nanometer scale structures. The rapid additive manufacturing technique also allows them to produce structures with high aspect ratios. Now, a theory developed to describe the technique could lead to new applications for additive nanomanufacturing and new nanoscale materials.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 24, 2019
3-D makeup printer: Stream your makeup on-demand

3-D makeup printer: Stream your makeup on-demand

The Mink printer is the world's first 3D makeup printer enabling users to bring their beauty content to life, instantly transforming images into wearable makeup.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 18, 2019
An entirely 3D printed rocket

An entirely 3D printed rocket

Relativity is on a mission to create an entirely reimagined process to iterate and scale rockets quickly and build them in space.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 13, 2019
Robot fingers hold promise for assistive living, prosthetics

Robot fingers hold promise for assistive living, prosthetics

There's nothing quite like the comforting squeeze of your partner's hand. But a robot's hand? That's perhaps a bit different.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 27, 2019
US Airforce produces first certified 3D printed aircraft parts

US Airforce produces first certified 3D printed aircraft parts

The 60th Maintenance Squadron is the first field unit in the Air Force to be certified with an industrial-sized 3D printer that is authorized to produce nonstructural aircraft parts.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 31, 2019
A 3D printed, functional electric bike

A 3D printed, functional electric bike

The automotive sector is constantly looking for more eco-friendly alternatives to the traditional methods of transportation due to growing concerns over climate change and global warming. The issue that is most difficult to overcome is the economics of the endeavor, however with the right combination of engineering ingenuity and additive manufacturing technologies we might find some progress in this department as well.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 24, 2019
Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world's smallest ant

Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world's smallest ant

Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators, ultrasound sources or even tiny speakers. Swarms of these "micro-bristle-bots" might work together to sense environmental changes, move materials - or perhaps one day repair injuries inside the human body.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 10, 2019
Tiny supersonic jet injection for nanoscale additive manufacturing

Tiny supersonic jet injection for nanoscale additive manufacturing

By energizing precursor molecules using a tiny, high-energy supersonic jet of inert gas, researchers have dramatically accelerated the fabrication of nanometer scale structures. The rapid additive manufacturing technique also allows them to produce structures with high aspect ratios. Now, a theory developed to describe the technique could lead to new applications for additive nanomanufacturing and new nanoscale materials.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 18, 2019
An entirely 3D printed rocket

An entirely 3D printed rocket

Relativity is on a mission to create an entirely reimagined process to iterate and scale rockets quickly and build them in space.
3D Printing Progress
Aug 21, 2019
IDTechEx forecasts $6.1 billion market for 3D printed medical devices

IDTechEx forecasts $6.1 billion market for 3D printed medical devices

IDTechEx, a market intelligence and events company focused on emerging technologies, reports that the market for 3D printed medical devices and pharmaceuticals will be worth $6.1 billion by the year 2029. IDTechEx finds this to be a rapidly growing market with compound annual growth rates of up to 18% in certain sub-segments.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 26, 2019
Stop food waste with 3D food printing?

Stop food waste with 3D food printing?

Worldwide, around one third of all food is wasted. Despite the fact that wasted volumes in percentage of the total production amounts are relatively low, the numbers in kilos is an considerable amount and a great incentive to find new possibilities to lower the amount. 3D food printing could play an interesting role.
3D Printing Progress
Jul 17, 2019
3D printed get up and go bots getting closer, study says

3D printed get up and go bots getting closer, study says

Robotics researchers have for the first time used a commercial 3D printer to embed complex sensors inside robotic limbs and grippers. But they found that materials commercially available for 3D printing still need to be improved before the robots can be fully functional.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 24, 2019
3-D makeup printer: Stream your makeup on-demand

3-D makeup printer: Stream your makeup on-demand

The Mink printer is the world's first 3D makeup printer enabling users to bring their beauty content to life, instantly transforming images into wearable makeup.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 13, 2019
Robot fingers hold promise for assistive living, prosthetics

Robot fingers hold promise for assistive living, prosthetics

There's nothing quite like the comforting squeeze of your partner's hand. But a robot's hand? That's perhaps a bit different.
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