Category Archives: Middle East

XJet’s Revolutionary Inkjet Metal 3D Printing Raises $25 Million from Autodesk & More

By Michael Molitch-Hou

When Davide visited XJet in Israel last year, he was convinced that the company’s metal inkjetting technology would be revolutionary.  As it turns out, he’s not the only one.  In an investment round led by Israeli-Chinese private equity fund Catalyst CEL and design software maker Autodesk, the cutting-edge startup has raised $25 million.

While the concept of inkjetting might spark images of Stratasys’ PolyJet technology in one’s mind, XJet‘s technology is completely novel and does not rely on UV curing, a binder, or lasers. …

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3D Scanned Nefertiti: Real, Fake, or Real Fake?

By Michael Molitch-Hou

This week, you may have heard about two daring artists, Nikolai Nelles and Nora Al-Badri, that walked into the Neues Museum in Berlin with a Kinect and 3D scanned the famous bust of Nefertiti, an Egyptian queen from the 13th century BCE. This bust, which museum visitors are restricted from even photographing, is the subject of argument between Egypt and Germany, given its Egyptian origin and German location. As a means of recovering the bust, discovered in Egypt by German archaeologists and taken to Germany over one hundred years ago, Nelles and Al-Badri have uploaded a 3D printable file of the sculpture under a Creative Commons License.…

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Nickel Nano Ink to Spark Nano Dimension’s Electronics 3D Printing

By Tyler Koslow

Since being founded in 2012, Israeli electronics 3D printing company Nano Dimension has been a pioneer in the development of conductive and dielectric nano inks and multilayered PCBs (printed circuit boards). In fact, their DragonFly 2020 3D printer is actually the first 3D printer to fully focus on printing circuit boards from nano inks. As recent news seems to indicate, Nano Dimension shows no sign of slowing down their innovation upon the way electronics are manufactured. Coming off of the news that they’d received NASDAQ approval to publicly trade on the stock market, Nano Dimension has now announced a new collaboration with Tel Aviv University to help further develop a nanoparticle nickel material produced by researchers at the university’s labs.…

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Nano Dimension Approved for Listing on NASDAQ

By Michael Molitch-Hou

There’s a new 3D printing company on the stock market, only this time, we’re not talking about plastics or metals. This is electronics 3D printing, which, if it fulfills its promises, may pave the way for fabricating actual functional objects and not just parts.  Nano Dimension Ltd., the Israeli firm behind the DragonFly PCB 3D printer, has just received NASDAQ approval and will be listed for public trading in the coming days.

Davide visited Nano Dimension at the end of last year, where he got to see the company’s proprietary technology up close. …

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Stratasys Gives Massivit 3D’s Massive 3D Printing Techn a Big Boost

By Tyler Koslow

There’s been a lot of buzz building up around the Israel-based 3D printing company Massivit 3D, who have taken large-scale 3D printing to the next level with their unique technology and a printing volume of 1200 x 1500 x 1800 mm. Massivit 3D showcased their 3D printing capabilities recently by printing a two meter shark for the Silence of the Sharks campaign, a demonstration against the hunting of these majestically viscous sea creatures. And, while they were busy helping to save the sharks, it seems that the 3D printing giant Stratasys had taken notice of Massivit 3D’s large-scale 3D printing technology (perhaps from the window of Stratasys’ own Israel HQ!).…

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Massivit’s Huge 3D Printer Lands in the US with PriscoDigital Deal

By Davide Sher

Ever since I first learned about the Massivit 1800 3D printer, it seemed clear that this large format machine, capable of creating parts that are nearly 6’ x 5’ x 4’ in size, in record short times and at very low materials costs, could represent a revolution in wide -ormat 3D printing. Judging by the photogallery on Massivit’s website, that is exactly what is happening.

The first adopters of this technology are large format digital (2D) printing services, as well as communication providers.…

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UAE Revives Historical Sites with 3D Imaging Technology

By Tyler Koslow

One of the most effective ways to learn and progress as a society is through grasping our respective histories, which for better or worse, have inevitably led us to where we all stand today. Unfortunately, the Middle East is slowly losing parts of their history and heritage because of rising extremist groups throughout the area, as well as conflicts brought to the region. Although these extremist have set out to destroy archaeological sites and monuments, the United Arab Emirates’ Dubai Museum of Future Foundation are combating this potential eradication of history with the help of 3D imaging.…

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Formlabs Spans the Globe with 5 New Distributors

By Davide Sher

Formlabs, the world’s leading manufacturer of low-cost SLA 3D printers, is about to make its presence throughout the world even more significant by signing new distribution partnerships with companies throughout three different continents, in especially strategic regions.

The company, founded in 2012 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms, is now leading the charge and fulfilling its mission of taking resin based professional grade SLA technology to everyone.  Shortly after consolidating its presence in Europe, with a Berlin HQ and partners in the UK, Italy and France, Formlabs has now expanded into the Scandinavian market by partnering with Sweden’s Creative Tools.…

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Nano Dimension Continues to Write History of 3D Printed Electronics

By Davide Sher

There is an entire other dimension to 3D printing, one that more and more companies (Voxel8, Disney, and ChemCubed, among others) are exploring lately: 3D printed electronics and nanotechnology-based conductive inks. Founded in 2012 in Tel Aviv, Nano Dimension is at the forefront of this field and has further increased its lead by receiving a notice of allowance for its Utility Patent Application, related to a unique system for ink recycling and cooling of the printheads.

The DragonFly 2020 3D PCB 3D printer, currently in development at Nano Dimension, will thus benefit from this system, developed by the fully-owned subsidiary Nano Dimension Technologies, which will allow unused ink to be conserved, thereby improving the efficiency of the printing process of the 3D printer.…

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Free 3D Printable of the Week: #NEWPALMYRA

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Though it is now agreed that there is no single cradle from which human societies formed, the Middle East has often been referred to as the cradle of civilization for the early Neolithic cities that were founded there.  Therefore, the landmarks and artifacts from the region are some of the oldest and most important to the greater human collective, in addition to those in East Asia and Mesoamerica.  War and conflict, however, are a threat to human life, both in its physical and symbolic form.…

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