A low-cost and open-source platform for automated imaging

Remote monitoring of plants using hyperspectral imaging has become an important tool for the study of plant growth, development, and physiology. Many applications are oriented towards use in field environments to enable non-destructive analysis of crop responses due to factors such as drought, nutrient deficiency, and disease, e.g., using tram, drone, or airplane mounted instruments.

Aether and Procter & Gamble Begin 3D Printing and AI Development Project

Aether, the pioneer of AI enhanced 3D printing and bioprinting, today announced the commencement of a two year joint development agreement with Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) “P&G” for the development of cutting edge 3D printing and AI technologies.

EU's Call for Proposals: EIC Horizon Prize for 'Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid'

Solutions should be developed through a frugal innovation approach, and should be novel and based on advanced technologies and services, demonstrating the added value and potential of one or more advanced technologies (not only limited to Information and Communication Technology). Tested and proven in humanitarian aid delivery, these solutions should be safe, scalable, resource-sustainable, replicable and usable in other contexts.
Application Deadline in 10 months
a month ago

Review of Emerging Additive Manufacturing Technologies in 3D Printing of Cementitious Materials in the Construction Industry

Additive manufacturing is a fabrication technology that is rapidly revolutionizing the manufacturing and construction sectors. In this paper, a review of various prototyping technologies for printing cementitious materials and selected 3D printing techniques are presented in detail.

Virtual Twins Tech, Teleoperation, and 3D Printing will Transform the Producer/Consumer Relationship

The fabrication, integration, and control of virtually any product is increasingly becoming digitized. This trend is accelerating as evidenced by recent surveys indicating that 3D Printing and other forms of additive manufacturing will have a positive impact, increase creativity and dramatically improve time to market, especially for certain goods and services.

Stratasys PolyJet technology and Materialise FDA-cleared software now most versatile 3D printing system for hospitals and physicians to build anatomical models at the point-of-care

Stratasys PolyJet technology and Materialise FDA-cleared software now most versatile 3D printing system for hospitals and physicians to build anatomical models at the point-of-care.

Additive manufacturing: 3D printing and Industry 4.0 in vehicle construction

In the factory of the future, innovative production methods will bring major advantages that principally benefit customers. Taking a look at this future reveals the opportunities offered by additive manufacturing and new laser technology.

A Comprehensive IoT Node Proposal Using Open Hardware. A Smart Farming Use Case to Monitor Vineyards

The last decade has witnessed a significant reduction in prices and an increased performance of electronic components, coupled with the influence of the shift towards the generation of open resources, both in terms of knowledge (open access), programs (open-source software), and components (open hardware).

Energy Industry Secures Lower Costs as Additive Manufacturing Enables Internal Parts Production

Localization of 3D/4D printing at client locations to alter business models and encourage the use of innovative materials, finds Frost & Sullivan

Singapore to establish Additive Manufacturing Facility and Applications in Maritime Sector

The facility’s location also leverages PSA’s parts supplier base and facility operations to support just-in-time inventory. This move towards digitised inventories reduces the need to hold excess inventory, which lowers storage costs, while shortening turnaround time from weeks to days due to improved availability of spare parts. In the long run, PSA will expand the scope of these services to the wider maritime industry, including ship owners, to help build its business adjacencies.

3D-Printed Implants Successful in Foot and Ankle Surgery

According to a new study published in Foot & Ankle International (FAI), advancements in three-dimensional (3D) printing have allowed foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons to use custom-made implants for difficult foot and ankle cases.

Bosch Rexroth and BigRep Announce Development Partnership to Introduce New Dimension of Industrial Additive Manufacturing

By combining the experts in drive and control technologies with the experts in large-scale 3D printing, the additive industry will see faster and more cost-efficient creation of models, patterns, prototypes, tools and end-use products.

Volkswagen uses the latest 3D printing process for production

The new 3D printing process using the HP Metal Jet process is an additive process in which parts are produced layer by layer using a powder and binder. The component is then “baked” into a metallic component in the so-called sintering process. This differs from previous processes in which powder is melted by means of a laser.

Report: new technology can fix global problems if managed well

The 2018 Technology and Innovation Report anticipates a world where the right policy mix steers rapid technological change toward solving development challenges.
10 months ago

Optimizing 3D concrete printing: exploring potentials and limitations of materials and production

The application of new Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), digital fabrication and additive manufacturing techniques in the construction industries is expected to bring major change to these industries.
10 months ago

3D Printed e-Tongue (for soil analysis)

Printed electronics arises as an interesting alternative to fulfill this task due to the simplicity and speed to stamp electrodes on various surfaces. Within this context, the Fused Deposition Modeling 3D printing is an emerging, cost-effective and alternative technology to fabricate complex structures that potentiates several fields with more creative ideas and new materials for a rapid prototyping of devices.
a year ago

Development of Implantable Wireless Sensor Nodes for Animal Husbandry and MedTech Innovation

In this paper, we report the development, evaluation, and application of ultra-small low-power wireless sensor nodes for advancing animal husbandry, as well as for innovation of medical technologies.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Composite mould tool based on 3D printing

The objective of the present topic is to develop a composite mould tool based on an innovative large additive manufactured structure. The tool surface shall be able to withstand a high production rate, similar to today's metallic tools.
Applications are closed
a year ago

VTT has 3D printed a smart metal part that will provide a competitive edge in developing Artificial Intelligence

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, which is developing future manufacturing concepts, has succeeded in 3D printing a smart shaft. Novel is the overall process management chain in particular: 3D printing, sensor technology, wireless data transfer, and condition monitoring in the same package. The new manufacturing methods will enable the creation of new business models and provide a competitive edge in developing AI.
a year ago

3-D printed food could change how we eat

For the new study, the researchers used a prototype 3-D printer to create food with microstructures that replicated the physical properties and nanoscale texture they observed in actual food samples.
a year ago

Dubai DED adopts Artificial Intelligence as focal point of 10X project

Dubai 3i will particularly seek to become an incubator for companies and industries that offer services and products based on artificial intelligence as targeted by the Dubai 10X initiative and the emirates’ Artificial Intelligence Strategy.
a year ago

CEMEX Ventures Launches 2018 Construction Startup Competition

The challenge calls for entrepreneurs and startups to work in four areas: urban development, improvement of the connectivity of the actors in the construction value chain, development of new project funding sources, and new construction technologies.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Volvo CE moves into 3D Printing of parts

Volvo CE has introduced 3D printing in order to deliver spare parts to customers more quickly and efficiently. The company is also investing in 3D printing methods in the research and development of its prototype machinery.
a year ago

Development of a Resilient 3-D Printer for Humanitarian Crisis Response

In this paper, findings are reported from a study that involved development of a new type of 3-D printer. In particular, a novel 3-D printer that is designed specifically for reliable rapid manufacturing at the sites of humanitarian crises.
a year ago

3D Printing Microstructured Biomimetic Materials

They benefit from techniques and properties such as dry adhesion, quick olfaction over large distances or angle independent coloration which are based on their composition at the nano- and micrometer scale.
a year ago

New wearable tech from Western University may hold big benefits for people with Parkinson’s

A new prototype for wearable tremor suppression gloves has a team of Western University researchers believing real change is on the way for the more than 6 million people in the world afflicted by Parkinson’s disease.
a year ago

Clemson researchers blaze new ground in wireless energy generation for future electronic gadgets

Researchers from Clemson’s Nanomaterials Institute (CNI) are one step closer to wirelessly powering the world using triboelectricity, a green energy source.
a year ago

Nano Dimension Partners with Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS Brand to Expand 3D Printing Possibilities with Add-in for Embedded Electronics

Nano Dimension has unveiled a new SOLIDWORKS add-in to its DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer that makes additive manufacturing with embedded electronics a feasible option for mechanical and electrical engineers.
a year ago

Changing the color of 3-D printed objects

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have gotten closer to making that a reality. In a new paper, they present ColorFab, a method for repeatedly changing the colors of 3-D printed objects, after fabrication.
a year ago

Chocolate Factory Overcomes Costly Machinery Downtime by Replacing Metal Parts with Stratasys High-Performance Composite 3D Printing Material

The Chocolate Factory runs a network of packaging machines, with the company’s daily throughput relying on the smooth operation of a simple, yet crucial, hook-shaped metal part that lifts wrapped bars onto a conveyer belt.
a year ago

MINI allows customers to personalize their cars through innovative production procedures

British premium automobile manufacturer lifts individualisation typical of the brand to a new level, Innovative package permits manufacture of side scuttles, trims, illuminated door sills and LED door projectors in a design created by the customer, Personalised upgrade products will be available for numerous MINI models over the course of 2018.
a year ago

CubeSat Structures Competition Opens Space Design to Students of the World

Whether you create your CubeSat using 3-D printing, innovative technologies, or new types of materials, you will have fun meeting the challenge of creating a lightweight, strong and easy to duplicate CubeSat. If your design is chosen in the semifinalist design challenge, you will be given the opportunity to build the structure and send it to EXOS for evaluation.
Applications are closed
a year ago

U.S. Researchers discovered how to build complex 3D printed parts in a fraction of the time

By using laser-generated, hologram-like 3D images flashed into photosensitive resin, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), along with collaborators at UC Berkeley, the University of Rochester and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have discovered they can build complex 3D parts in a fraction of the time of traditional layer-by-layer printing.
a year ago

The new Industrial Revolution: Manufacturing with 3D Printers and Polymer Materials in an Economy of Design, Innovation and Intellectual Property

In this paper, we analyze the function and applications of a 3D printer in the context of a modern economic landscape. While other papers delve into the topic of printers in which users can download 3D models from various websites and replicate them, they do so on a surface level.
a year ago

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals and Cycle Pharmaceuticals Partner to Develop 3D-Printed Orphan Drugs

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals announced they have signed a partnership agreement to develop and commercialize orphan drugs using three-dimensionally printed (“3DP”) technology.
a year ago

European Commission gives new support for EU regions working together on high-tech projects

The aim of this pilot action is to help these partnerships scale up their projects in priority sectors such as big data, bioeconomy, resource efficiency, advanced manufacturing or cybersecurity.
a year ago

UW engineers have developed the first 3-D printed plastic objects that can connect to other devices via WiFi without using any electronics

With CAD models that the team is making available to the public, 3-D printing enthusiasts will be able to create objects out of commercially available plastics that can wirelessly communicate with other smart devices.
a year ago

MIT engineers 3-D print programmed cells into living devices

MIT engineers have devised a 3-D printing technique that uses a new kind of ink made from genetically programmed living cells.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Mobility Unlimited Challenge, Mobility solutions of the future to transform the world of people with lower-limb paralysis

The Mobility Unlimited Challenge aims to harness creative thinking from across the world to accelerate innovation and encourage collaboration with users to find winning devices to transform the world for people with lower-limb paralysis. The Challenge will reward the development of personal mobility devices incorporating intelligent systems.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Medicrea​ ​Receives​ ​FDA​ ​Clearance​ ​for​ ​3D-Printed​ ​Titanium​ ​Interbody​ ​Devices​

The Medicrea ® Group, pioneering the convergence of healthcare IT and next-generation, outcome-centered device design and manufacturing with UNiD™ Adaptive Spine Intelligence™ (ASI) technology, announced today the Company has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its IB3D™ range of 3D-printed Titanium interbody devices and the introduction of AdapTEK™, its surgeon-adaptive technology.
a year ago

CARMAT Signs a Partnership Agreement with AddUp, Specialized in 3D Printing, to Accelerate the Industrial Phase of the CARMAT's Artificial Heart project

CARMAT, the designer and developer of the world’s most advanced artificial heart project, aiming to provide a therapeutic alternative for people suffering from end-stage biventricular heart failure, today announces that it has signed a partnership agreement with AddUp, the Joint Venture specialized in 3D printing set up by the Michelin and Fives groups.
a year ago

3D Printing gets a Turbo Boost through a Software Algorithm developed at the University of Michigan

The algorithm allows printers to deliver high-quality results at speeds up to two times faster than those in common use, with no added hardware costs.
a year ago

From Cellulose to 3D Objects: 3D printing with a Biobased Polymer for CO2-neutral Manufacturing

Researchers working with Valentine P. Ananikov at the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) have now solved these problems while also developing a sustainable process: 3D printing with polyethylene-2,5-furandicarboxylate (PEF), a polymer they make from cellulose.
a year ago

Collaborative Clinical Study Aims to Advance Treatment of Kidney and Prostate Cancer with 3D Printing

Stratasys, a global leader in applied additive technology solutions, today announced a new clinical study is being conducted with the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, aimed at advancing diagnosis and treatment of complex kidney and prostate tumors through imaging and 3D printing.
a year ago

World’s first 3D Printed Reinforced Concrete Bridge Opened

Today 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.
a year ago

Yissum Announces New Platform for 3D Printing of Personalized Food

Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the technology-transfer company of the Hebrew University, introduced today a novel technology for the 3D printing of personalized food based on nano-cellulose, a natural, edible, calorie-free fiber.
a year ago

3D Printed Hydrogen-resistant Titanium Aircraft parts

Physicists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are currently working to create hydrogen-resistant products out of titanium alloys based on additive manufacturing. The production of metal products using the technology ensures less material consumption as well as possibilities to develop complex geometric products.
a year ago

GE Healthcare Opens its first European 3D printing and Design Center to Speed up Innovation and Simplify Complex Manufacturing Processes

GE Healthcare has opened its first 3D printing lab, called the Innovative Design and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center for Europe, in Uppsala, Sweden. The center will use technologies including 3D printing and robotics to speed up the launch of new innovative products for the healthcare industry.
a year ago

The UAE launch Mars Science City

This project will include advanced laboratories that stimulate the red planet’s terrain and harsh environment through advanced 3D printing technology and heat and radiation insulation. It seeks to attract the best scientific minds from around the world in a collaborative contribution in the UAE to human development and the improvement of life. It also seeks to address global challenges such as food, water and energy security on earth.
a year ago

ERP System for 3D Printing Industry

With GOCREATE, the 3D printing service providers get a much higher production efficiency at a much lower licensing cost, to increase their competitiveness in the fast growing 3D printing market.
a year ago

HUMICOTTA: A 3D Printed Ceramic Humidifier that is Bacteria Free, Easy to Clean, and Energy Efficient

HUMICOTTA consists of a base module and a filter. The base module is a cylindrical pedestal with a built-in fan on which the filter part can be placed. The filter part is a 3D-printed honeycomb structure made of diatomite.
a year ago

UNIST unveiled its 3D Printed Electric Car at the 2017 3D Printing Gala in Ulsan, South Korea

UNIST unveiled its own electric car and drones, made using its 3D printing technology and offered the public an opportunity to test drive them, 150 times a day.
a year ago

QUT Research is behind the First 3D-printed Shin Bone Implant

QUT research and technology is behind the first ever 3D-printed shin bone implant in a young Gold Coast man to replace bone lost through an infection.
2 years ago

Solvay to launch PEKK resin production to support demand for Thermoplastic Composites and 3D printing Components in Aerospace

Solvay will begin producing high-performance polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) polymers in the United States early next year, to support its composite materials business in meeting growing aerospace demand.
2 years ago

Low-cost wearables manufactured by hybrid 3D printing

Wearable electronic devices that aim to track and measure the body’s movements must possess similar properties, yet integrating rigid electrical components on or within skin-mimicking matrix materials has proven to be challenging.
2 years ago

Researchers develop 3D printed biomaterials that degrade on demand

Brown University engineers have demonstrated a technique for making 3-D-printed biomaterials that can degrade on demand, which can be useful in making intricately patterned microfluidic devices or in making cell cultures than can change dynamically during experiments.
2 years ago

3D printing Cement based ink, and it’s application within the Construction Industry

The paper summarizes the approach towards to an appropriate mix design which can achieve the requirement of the printing process, and overcome the current constraints which are hindering the wide application of 3D print in construction industry.
2 years ago

3D Printing and Bioprinting in MEMS Technology

3D printing and bioprinting have advanced significantly in printing resolution in recent years, which presents a great potential for fabricating small and complex features suitable for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) with new functionalities. This special issue aims to give a glimpse into the future of this research field.
2 years ago

Predicting the Future of Additive Manufacturing: A Delphi study on economic and societal implications of 3D printing for 2030

Delphi survey on the future of additive manufacturing with a focus on its economic and societal implications in 2030. Via an initial round of extensive qualitative interviews and a Delphi-based analysis of 3510 quantitative estimations and 1172 qualitative comments from 65 experts, we were able to develop and validate 18 projections that were then clustered into a scenario for the most probable future.
2 years ago

Mimaki brings photorealistic colour to 3D printing

This is the world’s first 3D printer with over 10 million colours, enabling the production of colour-realistic signs, prototypes, parts, products and other 3D printed applications that eliminate the need for time-consuming hand painting of 3D printed objects.
2 years ago

PEAK introduces world's first 3D printed basketball boots

PEAK is one of the world's first brands to apply 3D printing technology to a sports shoe.
2 years ago

More than just a novelty? Museum visitor interactions with 3D printed artifacts

The goal of this study is to describe how visitors to the Burke Museum in Seattle, WA responded to and interacted with 3D printed artifacts alongside the originals. I conducted thirty interviews and analyzed both the participants’ verbal and non-verbal responses using an embodied interaction framework.
2 years ago

CSM Bakery Solutions and 3D Systems Announce Agreement to Bring 3D Printing to the Food Industry

CSM Bakery Solutions and 3D Systems announced they reached an agreement to collaborate in the development, sale, and distribution of 3D printers, products and materials for the food industry.
2 years ago

High-Efficiency Solar-Powered 3-D Printers for Sustainable Development

The electrical system design is tested outdoors for operating conditions: (1) PV charging battery and running 3-D printer; (2) printing under low insolation; (3) battery powering the 3-D printer alone; (4) PV charging the battery only; and (5) battery fully charged with PV-powered 3-D printing.
2 years ago

An Open Source (DYI 3D printed) “Smart Lamp” for the Optimization of Plant Systems and Thermal Comfort of Offices

The article describes the design phase, development and practical application of a smart object integrated in a desk lamp and called “Smart Lamp”, useful to optimize the indoor thermal comfort and energy savings that are two important workplace issues where the comfort of the workers and the consumption of the building strongly affect the economic balance of a company.
2 years ago

Study of Impact of 3D Printing Technology and Development on Creative Industry

Application Value of 3D Printing Technology in Creative Industry and Its Industrial Significance are discussed. Besides, the paper analyses the changes of creative industry because of 3D printing technology development, and finally some relevant policies are suggested.
2 years ago

Applications of Open Source 3-D Printing on Small Farms

This study limits the evaluation of open-source 3-D printers to only the most-developed fused filament fabrication of the bioplastic polylactic acid (PLA). PLA is a strong biodegradable and recyclable thermoplastic appropriate for a range of representative products, which are grouped into five categories of prints: hand tools, food processing, animal management, water management and hydroponics.
2 years ago

EOS Academia program promotes 3D printing at Universities and Research Institutions

EOS, the world's leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, is expanding its Academia program to promote powder-based 3D printing at universities and research institutions.
2 years ago

Mercedes-Benz Trucks announced the First Spare Part for Trucks made of 3D Printed Metal

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has taken 3D printing a stage further: the first printed spare part made of metal, a thermostat cover for truck and Unimog models from older model series, has passed all the stages of the stringent quality assurance process at Mercedes-Benz smoothly, and is now celebrating its premiere.
2 years ago

Danit Peleg Launches First Commercially Available 3D Printed Garments

Similar to the way iTunes disrupted and personalized the way we all consume music, 3D printed garments will revolutionize the way consumers buy clothes.
2 years ago

Global 3D Food Printing Market estimated to reach USD 400 million by 2024: Research Nester

3D printers are used for manufacturing and creating food utilizes lasers, powdery materials and nozzles and is opening the new doors for the customization of the food products with a delivery of potent mix of the right nutrients.
2 years ago

3-D Printing Sweeping Toy Industry Off the Shelves

To dig deeper into the potential savings, the study investigates the 100 most popular downloaded designs from MyMiniFactory, which is one of dozens of repositories where people freely share 3-D printable designs online. They used three different printing materials to analyze the potential costs of printing on an open source Lulzbot 3-D printer, commercial filament (spaghetti-like strands easily purchased online), pellet-extruded filament (cheaper option to make filament at home), and post-consumer waste plastic (converted to filament using a recyclebot).
2 years ago

Registration Opens for the third cycle of Dubai Future Accelerators

Dubai is calling on the world’s most innovative companies to help find solutions to key strategic challenges as registration opens for the third cycle of Dubai Future Accelerators, the world’s fastest growing business accelerators programme, which is run by Dubai Future Foundation.
2 years ago

The €100 lab: A 3D-printable open-source platform for fluorescence microscopy, optogenetics, and accurate temperature control during behaviour of zebrafish, Drosophila, and Caenorhabditis elegans

Our design is based on a 3D-printed mainframe, a Raspberry Pi computer, and high-definition camera system as well as Arduino-based optical and thermal control circuits. Depending on the configuration, FlyPi can be assembled for well under €100 and features optional modules for light-emitting diode (LED)-based fluorescence microscopy and optogenetic stimulation as well as a Peltier-based temperature stimulator for thermogenetics.
2 years ago

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Selected by Airbus to 3D Print Polymer Serial Flying A350 XWB Parts

The company will print non-structural parts such as brackets, and other parts used for system installation, on Stratasys FDM production 3D Printers using ULTEM™ 9085 material. The project will help Airbus achieve greater supply chain flexibility and improve cost competitiveness, while leveraging on reduced material consumption and waste.
2 years ago

ETH Researchers have developed a 3D Printed Silicone Heart that beats almost like a Human Heart

ETH researchers from the Functional Materials Laboratory have developed a silicone heart that beats almost like a human heart. In collaboration with colleagues from the Product Development Group Zurich, they have tested how well it works.
2 years ago

Fastbrick Robotics Hadrian X to revolutionize the Global Construction Industry

The Hadrian X brings new benefits to the traditional construction and bricklaying process. It pushes the boundaries of conventional methods and brings new levels of speed, accuracy, safety, waste management and cost efficiencies to the process.
2 years ago

Three-storey DFAB HOUSE to be built with Robots and 3D printers

Robots that build walls, and 3D printers that print entire formworks for ceiling slabs – digital fabrication in architecture has developed rapidly in recent years. As part of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fab-rication, architects, robotics specialists, materials scientists, structural engineers and sustainability experts from ETH Zurich have teamed up with business partners to bring several new digital building technologies from the laboratory into practice.
2 years ago

Customization and Cost Benefits over Traditional Manufacturing Attract Investments in 3D Printing Technology from Healthcare Facilities Globally

The growing demand for patient-specific products and the reduced cost barrier associated with traditional product manufacturing creates vast growth opportunities for technology innovators, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Transformational Health team.
2 years ago

3D Printing for Construction: a Procedural and Material-based approach

This paper presents a methodology that aims at overcoming these limitations through a workflow that allows for the ease of use of 6-axis robotic arms. A technique for the optimization of material usage is presented.
2 years ago

Prodways Group presents its new Rapid Additive Forging Technology for the 3D Metal Printing of Large Titanium Parts

The 3D printer developed uses a robot equipped with a head depositing molten metal in an atmosphere of inert gas. Accordingly, the metal is deposited layer-bylayer and the large part is completed within a few hours.
2 years ago

Supply chains key to Life Sciences transformation, says DHL

Advanced supply chains could be the vital catalyst for transforming Life Sciences to better meet increasing demand cost-effectively, says a new report by DHL, the world's leading logistics service provider.
2 years ago

From Rapid Prototyping to Home Fabrication: How 3D printing is changing Business Model Innovation

This article investigates the effect of each phase on the key business model components. While the impact of rapid prototyping and rapid tooling is found to be limited in extent, direct manufacturing and, even more so, home fabrication have the potential to be highly disruptive.
2 years ago

German Aerospace Centre uses 3D printing for the production of a fully-working prototype of TransRoPorter for unmanned missions to Mars

Stratasys announced that the German Aerospace Centre is using Stratasys FDM 3D printing for the production of a fully-working prototype of ‘TransRoPorter’ (TRP).
2 years ago

NanoSteel Launches 3D Printable Tool Steel designed for Additive Manufacturing

NanoSteel® announced the launch of its first product for the laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing process.
2 years ago

The world’s largest SLM facility to further develop the entire SLM process chain for large-volume 3d-printed metal components

According to Sebastian Bremen, team manager SLM productivity at Fraunhofer ILT: “The new joint SLM facility offers SMEs the opportunity to implement their own additive projects on an XXL scale using a facility that costs two million euros; a price tag generally too high for any individual company.
2 years ago

Open Source 3-D Printers: An Appropriate Technology for Developing Communities

In this paper, we explore some specific technological improvements and how distributed manufacturing with open-source 3-D printing can provide sustainable development by creating wealth for developing world communities through the ability to print less expensive and customized products.
2 years ago

3D Systems announced first Hybrid platform for Spinal Surgery Training by utilizing a 3D printed Spine, Medical Instruments and Virtually Simulated Images

3D Systems announced the release of the Simbionix SPINE Mentor, a hands-on simulated training and practice tool for minimally invasive spine surgeries.
2 years ago

Daimler Buses fulfilling customers' individual wishes for the first time with 3D printing technology

Daimler Buses is exploiting the benefits of 3D printing to meet customers' special requirements and produce small batches and replacement parts for the Mercedes-Benz and Setra brands.
2 years ago

Optomec to deliver multiple systems for printing 3D Sensors, 3D Antenna and other 3D Electronics as part of $3 Million Project

The goal of the project is to enable conformal printing of conductor and dielectric materials on complex 3D surfaces by advancing tooling, software and printing processes. Optomec’s contribution includes the upfront delivery of two Pilot Line systems to be installed at the NextFlex Technology Hub in San Jose, California and in New York using Optomec Aerosol Jet 5-axis (5x) printing systems.
2 years ago

Prodways's 3D printing solutions open up new horizons for the industrial production of 3D-printed footwear

Prodways Group has developed a revolutionary elastomeric material for additive manufacturing that has already convinced many sportswear industry leaders including Nike.
2 years ago

Environmentally Friendly Ink for 3D printing from the Woods

Empa researchers have succeeded in developing an environmentally friendly ink for 3D printing based on cellulose nanocrystals. This technology can be used to fabricate microstructures with outstanding mechanical properties, which have promising potential uses in implants and other biomedical applications.
2 years ago

The Boom in 3D-Printed Sensor Technology

We review the recent advances in 3D-printed cutting-edge sensors. These achievements demonstrate the successful application of 3D-printing technology in sensor fabrication, and the selected studies deeply explore the potential for creating sensors with higher performance.
2 years ago

European Space Agency established a new ‘one-stop shop’ covering 3D Printing for Space

ESA is establishing a new ‘one-stop shop’ covering 3D printing for space in partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre.
2 years ago

What is Next for 3D Printing After China’s First Commercial Airliner Maiden Flight?

The first China built commercial airliner C919 took its maiden flight on 5th May, 2017 at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. This marks a historical moment in China’s aviation industry. C919 was developed by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC), who used 3D printing technologies and specialty metals like titanium alloys in the developments of the airliner.
2 years ago

Research on the Impact of 3D Printing on the International Supply Chain

This paper constructs an international supply chain model using system dynamics method. And it simulates the reconstruction trend of the supply chain after 3D printing application.
2 years ago

Thales Alenia Space, The world Champion in 3D-Printed parts in orbit !

With the recent launches of the Telkom 3S, SGDC and KOREASAT-7 satellites, plus satellites in the Iridium Next constellation, Thales Alenia Space has now sent into orbit 79 metal parts made by additive manufacturing (3D printing) and 350 polymer tube supports for chemical propulsion systems.
2 years ago

New Technology still underused by businesses

‌The report highlights the potential effects of a wide range of technological developments in production, from the environmental impact of 3D printing, to autonomous digital systems and the latest advances in industrial biotechnology.
2 years ago

Peak Releases China's First 3D Printed Running Shoes

3D printed running shoes are based on the most popular Peak FLY V, with 3D printed technology applied to achieve technological innovation. The comfortable and breathable shoes are made with special lattice structure as insole by using 3D technology, and SLS laser sintering technology shapes the shoes with the more elastic TPU, which ensure the lightness and flexibility, also bringing an extraordinary and excellent wearing experience.
2 years ago

STRATASYS Demonstrates Innovative Multi-cell Additive Manufacturing Platform Designed for Continuous Production

The new platform is composed of a modular unit with multiple 3D print cells working simultaneously and driven by a central, cloud-based architecture. To set new standards in additive manufacturing throughput, the Stratasys Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator is designed to produce parts in a continuous stream with only minor operator intervention, automatically ejecting completed parts and commencing new ones.
2 years ago

Making 3-D printing as simple as printing on paper

Now MIT spinout New Valence Robotics (NVBOTS) has brought to market the only fully automated commercial 3-D printer that’s equipped with cloud-based queuing and automatic part removal, making print jobs quicker and easier for multiple users, and dropping the cost per part.
2 years ago

Erasable Ink for 3D Printing Opens up new applications of 3D fabrication in Biology or Materials sciences

Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now developed a method to erase the ink used for 3D printing. In this way, the small structures of up to 100 nm in size can be erased and rewritten repeatedly. One nanometer corresponds to one millionth of a millimeter.
2 years ago

3D Printing Drives New Advancements in Foot Orthotics

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is now collaborating with Peacocks Medical Group, a leading medical equipment supplier and creator of Podfo orthotics, to maximize 3D printing for large-scale production of custom orthotics.
2 years ago

3D Food Printing Market Worth 425 Million USD by 2025

Currently, the 3D food printers are mostly used to print chocolates, candies, and bread products due to the rise in demand of customized chocolates and cakes from the consumers. Most of the 3D food printer manufacturing companies focus on the users from the commercial vertical as their most potential clients as it is easy to provide training and maintenance services to them.
2 years ago

3-D Printing Technology developed at MIT offers new approach to making buildings

The list of materials that can be produced by 3-D printing has grown to include not just plastics but also metal, glass, and even food. Now, MIT researchers are expanding the list further, with the design of a system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire building.
2 years ago

Anatomic Modeling using 3D printing: Quality Assurance and Optimization

The purpose of this study is to provide a framework for the development of a quality assurance (QA) program for use in medical 3D printing applications. An interdisciplinary QA team was built with expertise from all aspects of 3D printing.
2 years ago

Siemens Mobility Overcomes Time and Cost Barriers of Traditional Low Volume Production for German Rail Industry with Stratasys 3D Printing

Using a Stratasys Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer, Siemens Mobility is able to overcome the barriers of traditional low-volume production by 3D printing final tram parts in a matter of days compared to weeks with traditional methods, while also eradicating the need for costly tooling.
2 years ago

New Procedure Allows Complex Forms of Glass to Be Made by 3D-Printing process developed at the KIT

An interdisciplinary team at the KIT led by mechanical engineer Dr. Bastian E. Rapp developed a process using glass for additive manufacturing techniques.
2 years ago

3D-Printed Custom Footwear Firm Debuts in Chandler, Arizona, USA

The artificial intelligence in the RESA system utilizes anatomical guidelines captured through the scan to design a custom insole using a special gel system. It not only provides the most accurate scan, but feels great under your feet as well.
2 years ago

3D Synergy Technologies to Release The World's Most Advanced 3D Printing Pen

3D Synergy Technologies Inc. will release an advanced 3D drawing pen that is specifically catered to professionals. The new feature packed pen will be launched under their own brand, 3D Magic Wand.
2 years ago

Dubai 3D Printing Strategy will focus on three major sectors: Construction, Medical Products, Consumer Products

Within the medical products sector, the focus will be on developing 3D printed products to promote Dubai’s competitiveness and enhance its leadership as a global centre of technology. By 2025, Dubai will produce 3D printed artificial organs costing less than AED 400 (108.90 USD).
2 years ago

Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be First Commercial Airplane to Fly with Certified Additive-Manufactured Titanium Parts in Structural Applications

Norsk Titanium AS, the world’s pioneering supplier of additive-manufactured, structural titanium components today announced it has received a production purchase order for 3D-printed structural titanium components from Boeing that are being produced by Norsk’s proprietary Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) process.
2 years ago

New Investment Opportunity in Medical Technology and Innovation Development in Thailand

Like other countries, Thailand is facing increasing longevity and low fertility, so the government and private sectors have been working closely to commercialize and bring innovations from laboratories to the people
2 years ago

Influences of three-dimensional printing to product Innovation Design Thinking

This paper studies and analyzes three-dimensional print technology promotes the future development of product innovation design.
2 years ago

Open Source 3D printing designs to Revolutionize Consumer Lifestyle

The evolution of 3D printing from a prototype to a highly advanced manufacturing technology has boosted its uptake in Asia-Pacific.
2 years ago

3D–4D Printed Objects: New Bioactive Material Opportunities

Herein are presented two 4D printing examples for biosensing and biomimetic applications using 3D-printed enzymes.
2 years ago

Cost, Resources, and Energy Efficiency of Additive Manufacturing

This paper represents an attempt to answer the questions of when 3D printing can be used efficiently and of choosing the appropriate technology on the basis of batch size, element size, complexity, and material requirements.
2 years ago

HP Accelerates Digital Reinvention of Manufacturing Industry with Open Platform and 3D Printing Materials Advancements

HP announced significant milestones to its open platform for 3D printing materials and production-ready applications development.
2 years ago

Fast Radius Takes Significant Step Towards High Volume 3D Printing Manufacturing as Launch Partner for Carbon’s Revolutionary SpeedCell™

Fast Radius, a leading global on demand manufacturing and supply chain solutions provider, announced today that Carbon, Inc. has selected Fast Radius as one of its first launch partners to implement Carbon’s revolutionary new SpeedCell, a system of securely connected products designed to upend traditional methods of manufacturing.
2 years ago

The Sky is the Limit for New Low-Cost 3D Printer

Sliperiet at Umeå Arts Campus is in the process of making a 3D printed Tower of Babel using a novel hanging printer. This offers a low-cost solution and increased flexibility to print large volumes.
2 years ago

Nanoengineers 3D printed functional blood vessel network that could pave the way toward Artificial Organs and Regenerative Therapies

Chen’s lab has 3D printed a vasculature network that can safely integrate with the body’s own network to circulate blood. These blood vessels branch out into many series of smaller vessels, similar to the blood vessel structures found in the body.
2 years ago

Ford tests 3D printing of Large Scale Car Parts with light-Weighting and Personalization in mind

Ford Motor Company is exploring how large one-piece auto parts, like car spoilers, could be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles, as the first automaker to pilot the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer.
2 years ago

3D Printing with Cellulose, World’s Most Abundant Polymer

MIT team chose to work with cellulose acetate, a material that is easily made from cellulose and is already widely produced and readily available. Essentially, the number of hydrogen bonds in this material has been reduced by the acetate groups. Cellulose acetate can be dissolved in acetone and extruded through a nozzle.
2 years ago

Ambionics Achieves Breakthrough Development of Unique Child Prosthetic With Stratasys 3D Printing

Design and production of 3D printed hydraulic prosthetic enables cost savings of up to 76%, as well as time savings in design and production of 90% compared to traditional methods.
2 years ago

JALA Group Announces Successful Printing of Asian Skin Using 3D Bioprinting Technology

JALA Group, a leading cosmetics company in China, recently announced that for the first time in the world, the company has successfully printed the skin of Asians using the 3D bioprinting technology.
2 years ago

Emergence of Home Manufacturing in the Developed World: Return on Investment for Open-Source 3-D Printers

This study serves as a representative model for the potential future of 3-D printing in the average American household by employing a printer operator who was relatively unfamiliar with 3-D printing and the 3-D design files of common items normally purchased by the average consumer.
2 years ago

Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) technology helped cut significant time and cost from the production of a titanium Variable Ballast tank

Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), and leading provider of metal 3D printing solutions, announced today that its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) technology helped International Submarine Engineering (ISE), Ltd. cut significant time and cost from the production of a titanium Variable Ballast (VB) tank versus the traditional manufacturing process.
2 years ago

Renault Trucks is working on an Additive Manufacturing process, Metal 3D Printing, that is set to Boost the Performance of Engines

The Renault Trucks Lyon Powertrain Engineering department has focused on using metal additive manufacturing as a future engine manufacturing process. A prototype DTI 5 4- cylinder Euro 6 step C engine has been designed exclusively using 3D printing.
2 years ago

MIT chemists developed a technique that enables adaptable 3-D printing, once fabricated, objects can be altered by adding new polymers

MIT chemists have now developed a technique that allows them to print objects and then go back and add new polymers that alter the materials’ chemical composition and mechanical properties. The researchers can also fuse two or more printed objects together to form more complex structures.
2 years ago

Job Vacancy: Project Coordinator

The Project Coordinator will work with the team in all projects to ensure the success of our projects, support the team as needed and contribute on many levels, including billings, QA and project scope.
2 years ago

Sculpteo Brings Artificial Intelligence to Metal 3D Printing

Sculpteo announced Agile Metal Technology, an online agent-based system that helps designers and manufacturers analyze and evaluate metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) projects.
2 years ago

Preserving Rapid Prototypes: a review

The evolution from rapid prototyping (RP) to additive manufacturing (AM) has resulted in extensive research into the mechanical properties and short-term stability of prototypes.
2 years ago

Singapore NTU and Stratasys 3D Print Operational Drone with Embedded Electronics using Aerospace-grade Material

Researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have 3D printed a ready-to-fly drone with embedded electronics using aerospace-grade material.
2 years ago

European Defence Agency launches new project to Test Feasibility of Additive Manufacturing in the Defence Field

A innovative and promising defence-related project on Additive Manufacturing (AM, better known as 3D printing) was launched by the European Defence Agency at the kick-off meeting held on 21 December 2016.
2 years ago

Singapore NTU scientists build new Ultrasound device using 3D Printing Technology

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new ultrasound device that produces sharper images through 3D printed lenses.
2 years ago

Ultrahigh-resolution 3D Nano-Printing Enables Detection of Trace-amount Substances

Sub-10nm nanotransfer printing technology has been developed to fabricate novel 3D nanostructures and devices such as a high-performance sensing device with single-molecule detection capability.
2 years ago

Korea's Cultural Heritage Introduced to the World Via 3D Printing Design

3Dupndown and Korea Culture Information Service Agency, which is an affiliated organization of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism on November 25th entered into a partnership agreement where content about Korea's cultural heritage for 3D printing can be distributed and commercially utilized across the world. 3D content of Korea's major cultural heritage, such as celadon and white porcelain will be promoted and sold worldwide.
2 years ago

Sciaky to Deliver Large, Industrial-Scale Metal 3D Printer to Airbus

Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), and leading provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, announced today that Airbus will take delivery of a state-of-the-art Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) 110 System in December 2016.
2 years ago

Hotels in 2060 to feature Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Morphing Beds, Robotics, Touchscreen everything, Hyper Connectivity, 3D Printers revealed Hotels.com® Hotels of the Future study

When travelers check into a hotel in 2060 they can expect it to feature augmented reality, artificial intelligence, morphing beds, robotics, touchscreen everything, hyper connectivity and much more, as revealed by the Hotels.com® Hotels of the Future study.
2 years ago

Disrupting Africa: Riding the wave of the digital revolution

Disruptive innovation is transforming Africa’s economic potential, creating new target markets and unprecedented consumer choice. Capitalising on these potential opportunities demands a complete rethink of customer engagement and business development strategies.
2 years ago

NASA Announces Early Stage Innovation Space Technology Research Grants

The Early Stage Innovations (ESI) grants from NASA's Space Technology Research Grants Program are worth as much as $500,000each. Universities have two to three years to work on their proposed research and development projects.
2 years ago

Robots Threaten Up to two thirds of Developing Country Jobs, but could be an Opportunity too

By combining three-dimensional printing and the use of robots, small businesses in developing countries could access new possibilities to manufacture on a much larger scale.
2 years ago

3D Printing: Customized Insoles for Diabetes Patients

In the past, insoles for patients with diabetes were hand-made by orthopedic shoemakers. In the future, these specialist shoemakers will be able to produce insoles more cost-effectively thanks to new software and the use of 3D printers. This approach means the mechanical properties of each insole can be assessed scientifically and more effectively.
2 years ago

Advanced Manufacturing of an Aircraft Component (Fish-Head): A Technology Review on the Fabrication

The fish-head prototypes are manufactured through the concept of reverse engineering and rapid prototyping. The fish-head master pattern is digitized using a three dimensional laser scanner and edited using a surface modelling software to generate the Standard Triangulation Language (STL), which is common to most rapid prototyping (RP) machines.
2 years ago

3D Bioprinting Technologies for Hard Tissue and Organ Engineering

In this review, we summarize the advantages and disadvantages of the historical available innovative 3D bioprinting technologies for used as special tools for hard tissue and organ engineering.
2 years ago

Call for Entries in Design Challenge to 3D Print an Object in Space for Astronauts on the I.S.S.

With universities back in full swing, Mouser is challenging college and university students, engineers, and makers to create a 3D-printable project designed to help I.S.S. astronauts in space.
2 years ago

A multipurpose modular Drone with adjustable arms produced via the FDM Additive Manufacturing process

The present paper shows an innovative multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) which is able to easily and quickly change its configuration. In order to satisfy this feature, the principal structure is made of an universal plate, combined with a circular ring, to create a rail guide able to host the arms, in a variable number from 3 to 8, and the legs.
3 years ago

Medical 3d Printing, Case Study

The production of a copy of an existing object of complex shape is one of the typical applications of the integration between two modern computer based technologies, Reverse engineering (RE) and Additive manufacturing (Fused Deposition Modeling) which is the mostly known technology of Rapid Prototyping.
3 years ago

3D Printing Methods and Potential Applications

Additive manufacturing, or 3D Printing, is the process of turning digital designs into three-dimensional objects. It can be used to print manufacturing prototypes, end user products, quasi-legal guns, aircraft engine parts and even human organs.
3 years ago