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3D Printing Progress
Jun 7, 2022
3D Bioprinted Living Tissue Ear Implants Head to Clinical Trials

3D Bioprinted Living Tissue Ear Implants Head to Clinical Trials

3DBio Therapeutics and the Microtia-Congenital Ear Deformity Institute announced they have conducted a human ear reconstruction using the AuriNovo implant, an investigational, patient-matched, 3D-bioprinted living tissue ear implant. The groundbreaking reconstructive procedure in the first-in-human Phase 1/2a clinical trial is evaluating the safety and preliminary efficacy for patients with microtia, a rare congenital deformity where one or both outer ears are absent or underdeveloped.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 6, 2022
Direct Sound Printing, a Potential Game Changer in 3D Printing

Direct Sound Printing, a Potential Game Changer in 3D Printing

Most 3D printing methods currently in use rely either on photo (light)- or thermo (heat)-activated reactions to achieve precise manipulation of polymers. The development of a new platform technology called direct sound printing, which uses soundwaves to produce new objects, may offer a third option.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 3, 2022
Towards Customizable Timber, Grown in a Lab

Towards Customizable Timber, Grown in a Lab

Each year, the world loses about 10 million hectares of forest — an area about the size of Iceland — because of deforestation. At that rate, some scientists predict the world's forests could disappear in 100 to 200 years. In an effort to provide an environmentally friendly and low-waste alternative, researchers have pioneered a tunable technique to generate wood-like plant material in a lab, which could enable someone to "grow" a wooden product like a table without needing to cut down trees, process lumber, etc.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 2, 2022
Metal 3D Printing Technology Landscape - The Trends and the Whitespace

Metal 3D Printing Technology Landscape - The Trends and the Whitespace

Perfectly imperfect - that is the technology landscape in metal 3D printing boiled down. Through an extensive benchmarking study, IDTechEx has asked the question: where are metal additive manufacturing technologies going, and where are the whitespaces for advancement in the metal AM landscape?
3D Printing Progress
Jun 1, 2022
Objects Can Now be 3D Printed in Opaque Resin

Objects Can Now be 3D Printed in Opaque Resin

A team of engineers has developed a 3D-printing method that uses light to make objects out of opaque resin in a matter of seconds. Their breakthrough could have promising applications in the biomedical industry, such as to make artificial arteries.
External Company Press Release
Stratasys, Nascar Collaborate to Bring 3D Printed Production to Nascar

Stratasys, Nascar Collaborate to Bring 3D Printed Production to Nascar

Stratasys Ltd has been named a NASCAR Competition Partner and has teamed with NASCAR to produce the first-ever 3D printed production parts to be featured across all NASCAR Next Gen cars.
3D Printing Progress
May 31, 2022
Still Waiting on a Commercial Need for Take-off: SWCNTs

Still Waiting on a Commercial Need for Take-off: SWCNTs

Commercializing a new material is not easy. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are the higher-performance variants of the carbon nanotube family, but unlike their multi-walled counterpart, they are still hunting for their killer application.
3D Printing Progress
May 30, 2022
How Concrete 3D Printing Saves Material and CO2

How Concrete 3D Printing Saves Material and CO2

Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world. It can be used in many ways, can be produced locally and is very durable. Its environmental performance, on the other hand, is the subject of critical debate. In particular, the production of the integral concrete component cement emits a lot of CO2.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Polymer 3D Printing Materials: Benchmarking

Polymer 3D Printing Materials: Benchmarking

This premium article compares and contrasts the mechanical properties of commercially available polymer 3D printing materials, specifically focusing on photosensitive resins, thermoplastic filaments, and thermoplastic powders.
External Company Press Release
Photocentric launches Liquid Crystal Magna v.2

Photocentric launches Liquid Crystal Magna v.2

Photocentric has launched Liquid Crystal Magna v.2, a completely re-engineered LCD screen-based printer designed to take additive manufacturing to the next level. The LC Magna v.2 delivers significantly faster print speeds, boosts productivity rates and reduces waste.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 7, 2022
3D Bioprinted Living Tissue Ear Implants Head to Clinical Trials

3D Bioprinted Living Tissue Ear Implants Head to Clinical Trials

3DBio Therapeutics and the Microtia-Congenital Ear Deformity Institute announced they have conducted a human ear reconstruction using the AuriNovo implant, an investigational, patient-matched, 3D-bioprinted living tissue ear implant. The groundbreaking reconstructive procedure in the first-in-human Phase 1/2a clinical trial is evaluating the safety and preliminary efficacy for patients with microtia, a rare congenital deformity where one or both outer ears are absent or underdeveloped.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 3, 2022
Towards Customizable Timber, Grown in a Lab

Towards Customizable Timber, Grown in a Lab

Each year, the world loses about 10 million hectares of forest — an area about the size of Iceland — because of deforestation. At that rate, some scientists predict the world's forests could disappear in 100 to 200 years. In an effort to provide an environmentally friendly and low-waste alternative, researchers have pioneered a tunable technique to generate wood-like plant material in a lab, which could enable someone to "grow" a wooden product like a table without needing to cut down trees, process lumber, etc.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 1, 2022
Objects Can Now be 3D Printed in Opaque Resin

Objects Can Now be 3D Printed in Opaque Resin

A team of engineers has developed a 3D-printing method that uses light to make objects out of opaque resin in a matter of seconds. Their breakthrough could have promising applications in the biomedical industry, such as to make artificial arteries.
3D Printing Progress
May 31, 2022
Still Waiting on a Commercial Need for Take-off: SWCNTs

Still Waiting on a Commercial Need for Take-off: SWCNTs

Commercializing a new material is not easy. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are the higher-performance variants of the carbon nanotube family, but unlike their multi-walled counterpart, they are still hunting for their killer application.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Polymer 3D Printing Materials: Benchmarking

Polymer 3D Printing Materials: Benchmarking

This premium article compares and contrasts the mechanical properties of commercially available polymer 3D printing materials, specifically focusing on photosensitive resins, thermoplastic filaments, and thermoplastic powders.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 6, 2022
Direct Sound Printing, a Potential Game Changer in 3D Printing

Direct Sound Printing, a Potential Game Changer in 3D Printing

Most 3D printing methods currently in use rely either on photo (light)- or thermo (heat)-activated reactions to achieve precise manipulation of polymers. The development of a new platform technology called direct sound printing, which uses soundwaves to produce new objects, may offer a third option.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 2, 2022
Metal 3D Printing Technology Landscape - The Trends and the Whitespace

Metal 3D Printing Technology Landscape - The Trends and the Whitespace

Perfectly imperfect - that is the technology landscape in metal 3D printing boiled down. Through an extensive benchmarking study, IDTechEx has asked the question: where are metal additive manufacturing technologies going, and where are the whitespaces for advancement in the metal AM landscape?
External Company Press Release
Stratasys, Nascar Collaborate to Bring 3D Printed Production to Nascar

Stratasys, Nascar Collaborate to Bring 3D Printed Production to Nascar

Stratasys Ltd has been named a NASCAR Competition Partner and has teamed with NASCAR to produce the first-ever 3D printed production parts to be featured across all NASCAR Next Gen cars.
3D Printing Progress
May 30, 2022
How Concrete 3D Printing Saves Material and CO2

How Concrete 3D Printing Saves Material and CO2

Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world. It can be used in many ways, can be produced locally and is very durable. Its environmental performance, on the other hand, is the subject of critical debate. In particular, the production of the integral concrete component cement emits a lot of CO2.
External Company Press Release
Photocentric launches Liquid Crystal Magna v.2

Photocentric launches Liquid Crystal Magna v.2

Photocentric has launched Liquid Crystal Magna v.2, a completely re-engineered LCD screen-based printer designed to take additive manufacturing to the next level. The LC Magna v.2 delivers significantly faster print speeds, boosts productivity rates and reduces waste.
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