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.
7 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.
7 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
9 months 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.
9 months 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.
9 months 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.
10 months 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.
10 months 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

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

Call for Applications: Innovative Solutions for the delivery of Humanitarian Aid

The Prize on Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid will reward the best, proven, cost-effective, tech-based solutions for Humanitarian Aid. The prize amount of €5 million will be divided equally into five categories: shelter and related assistance; water, hygiene and sanitation; energy; health; and medical care and an "open" category.
Application Deadline in a year
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