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Construction robot creates pavilion with stones and string

Construction robot creates pavilion with stones and string

Oct 11, 2018 Switzerland
A construction robot has created a pavilion using nothing more than loose stones and string.
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Airbus Helicopters to start large-scale printing of A350 components

Airbus Helicopters to start large-scale printing of A350 components

Sep 26, 2018 Germany
Airbus Helicopters has officially launched the production of latch shafts for the doors of A350 passenger aircraft using 3D manufacturing. The printed components are cheaper to produce and weigh less than their counterparts made using traditional means, thereby helping Airbus to offer ever more economical and environmentally friendly aircraft.
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Siemens Mobility to 3D print replacement parts

Siemens Mobility to 3D print replacement parts

Sep 24, 2018 Germany
Ability to rapidly and cost-effectively 3D print replacement parts and production tools on-demand eliminates obsolete parts and warehousing costs
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Volkswagen uses 3D printing for mass production

Volkswagen uses 3D printing for mass production

Sep 14, 2018 United States
Volkswagen is the first automotive manufacturer using the latest 3D printing technology: the "HP Metal Jet" process simplifies and speeds up metallic 3D printing.
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US Marines 3D printed concrete barracks

US Marines 3D printed concrete barracks

Sep 7, 2018 United States
The Additive Manufacturing Team at Marine Corps Systems Command teamed up with Marines from I Marine Expeditionary Force to operate the world's largest concrete 3D printer at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Champaign, Illinois.
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IDTechEx TVWorld's largest 3-D printed reef installed at Summer Island Maldives

World's largest 3-D printed reef installed at Summer Island Maldives

Sep 5, 2018 Maldives
Summer Island Maldives partnered with Reef Design Lab to design and build the 3-D modular reef.
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$1.1 million funding for magic pen that corrects eye injuries

$1.1 million funding for magic pen that corrects eye injuries

Aug 20, 2018 Australia
A BioPen that uses special ink to 'colour in' and treat eye wounds has taken a giant leap towards being commercially available, after the NSW Medical Devices Fund awarded its creators $1.1 million.
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IDTechEx TVTeam of teen soccer robots represent Australia at World Cup

Team of teen soccer robots represent Australia at World Cup

Jun 13, 2018 Australia
A team of teen robots, dubbed NUbots, are set to represent Australia at the RoboCup soccer world championships in Montréal.
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GM and Autodesk are using generative design for vehicles of the future

GM and Autodesk are using generative design for vehicles of the future

May 8, 2018 United States
The lighter the car, the less fuel it uses, the less carbon it emits and the more money the driver saves. Now to push the boundaries on its next generation of lightweighting, the automaker is teaming up with Autodesk to use a combination of generative design and additive manufacturing as key technologies to develop future cars and trucks, including its alternative propulsion and zero emission vehicles.
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3D printed house points the way to sustainable construction industry

3D printed house points the way to sustainable construction industry

Apr 19, 2018 Italy
Printed on-site by a portable robot, the house showcases the role 3D printing can play in reducing construction waste; it increases efficiencies during the building process and allows materials to be reused at the end of the building's life, rather than ending up as landfill.
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Individual 3D-printed bandages

Individual 3D-printed bandages

Apr 11, 2018 United States
A bioengineering professor, along with the help of other engineering faculty and students, created a 3D printer that uses electrospinning technology to print bandages directly onto a patient's skin, making them fit the individual's physical form.