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Autonomous 3D scanner supports individual manufacturing processes

Autonomous 3D scanner supports individual manufacturing processes

Feb 20, 2018 Germany
Tthe first ever 3D scanner capable of working autonomously and in real time reported in 3D Printing Progress.
3-D Printable Tools May Help Study Astronaut Health

3-D Printable Tools May Help Study Astronaut Health

Feb 14, 2018 United States
If humans are destined for deep space, they need to understand the space environment changes health, including aging and antibiotic resistance.
Bugatti 3D prints world's largest functional titanium car component

Bugatti 3D prints world's largest functional titanium car component

Jan 26, 2018 France
For the first time, the Bugatti developers have succeeded in designing a brake caliper that can be produced by 3-D printing. But that is by no means all. While the main material used for the additive production of vehicle components to date has been aluminium, the new brake caliper is made from titanium.
IDTechEx TVInkjet-printed thermite combines energetic materials, 3D printing

Inkjet-printed thermite combines energetic materials, 3D printing

Jan 15, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed a method to deposit tiny amounts of energetic materials (explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics) using the same technology as an inkjet printer. T
$200 million in funding for global digital 3D manufacturing

$200 million in funding for global digital 3D manufacturing

Dec 29, 2017 United States
Carbon announced the first closing in a total raise of $200 million in Series D funding. Delivering a true, scalable digital 3D Manufacturing platform for polymeric products, the company will use the additional capital to accelerate its momentum in disrupting traditional analog injection molding production techniques with connected, software-first, digitally-enabled design and fabrication capabilities.
IDTechEx TVEmirates brings in a step change in 3D printing for aircraft parts

Emirates brings in a step change in 3D printing for aircraft parts

Nov 20, 2017 United Arab Emirates
Emirates has used cutting-edge 3D printing technology to manufacture components for its aircraft cabins. The airline has reached a significant milestone in innovation by using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), a new and innovative 3D printing technique to produce video monitor shrouds. One of the other recent achievements has been the 3D printing, certification and installation of aircraft cabin air vent grills for onboard trials.
Hybrid 3-D printing method for flexible electronics

Hybrid 3-D printing method for flexible electronics

Oct 30, 2017 United States
A collaboration between scientists has resulted in a new method for digital design and printing of stretchable, flexible electronics. The process, called Hybrid 3-D printing, uses additive manufacturing to integrate soft, conductive inks with a material substrate to create stretchable, wearable electronic devices.
Major players in appliances sector explore 3D printing for spare parts

Major players in appliances sector explore 3D printing for spare parts

Oct 23, 2017 Asia-Pacific
The Asia Pacific sector of the Swedish multinational home appliance manufacturer Electrolux recently partnered with Spare Parts 3D to conduct a feasibility study that aims to evaluate the on-demand and distributed production of spare parts.
World's first 3D printed reinforced concrete bridge opened

World's first 3D printed reinforced concrete bridge opened

Oct 18, 2017 Netherlands
Yesterday world's first 3D printed reinforced, pre-stressed concrete bridge was opened. The cycle bridge is part of a new road around the village of Gemert, in the Netherlands.
IDTechEx TV3D printable open source prosthetics

3D printable open source prosthetics

Sep 11, 2017 United States
A team of engineers that has come together to improve the lives of veterans by donating custom 3D prosthetic limbs.
Local Motors 3D prints their self driving shuttle

Local Motors 3D prints their self driving shuttle

Sep 6, 2017 United States
With streamlined 3D printing, Local Motors design engineers are able to reduce tooling costs by 50% and reduce overall production time by a staggering 90%, all while keeping part production in-house.