Italian machining specialist CMS has announced a new partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (Fraunhofer IWU) through which they will jointly develop a hybrid system for 3D printing and machining thermoplastic…
HRL Laboratories, a Boeing-owned corporate R&D lab located in Malibu, California, has developed a technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys, including Al7075 and Al6061. The technique could have big implications for aerospace and automotive.
Prellis Biologics, a San Francisco-based human tissue engineering company, says it has invented a new way to create viable human organs using 3D printing. The company has also raised $1.8 million in a seed funding round.
Australian 3D printing company Titomic is commercializing “Titomic Kinetic Fusion,” a CSIRO-patented additive manufacturing process for titanium alloys. Based on traditional cold spray technologies, the new 3D printing process can print on a 9 x 3 x 1.5 meter scale.
Architects at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed 3D printable translucent facade elements for architectural design. The 3D printed building envelope concept, called “Fluid Morphology,” can provide ventilation, insulation, and shading.
Manufacturers using 3D printing technology to produce metal parts tend to use one of two methods: SLS (selective laser sintering) or SLM (selective laser melting). Each of these techniques has its particular advantages, but the relatively high costs in…
voxeljet AG, a provider of high-speed, large-format 3D printers and on-demand parts services today announced the release of its first 3D printing system based on its new High Speed Sintering (HSS) process. So far, the company’s 3D printers have been used mainly for tooling and pattern making applications, but with HSS voxeljet will be entering the thermoplastics market with the ability to directly manufacture end-use products.
3D printing technology is being adopted as a manufacturing technique by more and more industries, and it continues to improve in terms of reliability, but like any method, it’s still not without its flaws. There’s still much more detail to be discovered about how the 3D printing process can go wrong, and a group of researchers led by the U.S Department of Energy have recently been looking into this.
The Wyss Institute at Harvard University and the US Air Force Research Laboratory have collaborated on a new “hybrid 3D printing” technique for soft electronics. The technique can be used to make wearable electronic devices.
Researchers at the University of New Brunswick in Canada are developing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for 3D printing that would allow printing systems to automatically generate and 3D print optimal designs within specified parameters.