Category Archives: Applications

Ai Build enables autonomous 3D printing factories

Ai Build, a London-based AI 3D printing robots developer, showcased its technology which brings automated AI-based 3D printing to the factory floor. Access is via either a monthly or annual subscription and provides users with Ai Build’s software, hardware, infrastructure and technical support throughout the subscription period. The bundle can be used to 3D print large […]

U.S. Researchers create 3D printed jellyfish robots to monitor fragile coral reefs

Scientists from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and the US Office of Naval Research have designed and created 3D printed soft robot jellyfish capable of monitoring fragile coral reefs. The research article, published in the latest edition of the Bioinspiration & Biomimetics journal, states “Many different aquatic animals have provided inspiration for novel robot design features, […]

U.S. Researchers create 3D printed jellyfish robots to monitor fragile coral reefs

Scientists from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and the US Office of Naval Research have designed and created 3D printed soft robot jellyfish capable of monitoring fragile coral reefs. The research article, published in the latest edition of the Bioinspiration & Biomimetics journal, states “Many different aquatic animals have provided inspiration for novel robot design features, […]

Universal Robots on automation for 3D printing SMEs

As additive manufacturing technologies mature, automation has become a key concern for those seeking to advance the production rate of the technology. For small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) however, the capital outlay on robotic equipment can prove a barrier to investment in automation and further business development. Danish collaborative arm manufacturer Universal Robots is seeking […]

Watch: TU Delft’s morphing chaise lounge proves applications for 4D printed furniture

Exploring the capabilities of 4D printing, members of the Robotic Building (RB) research group at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, have created a 3D printed chaise lounge that can swiftly transform into a bed. Project: Adaptive Stiffness Last year, Henriette Bier, TU Delft Associate Professor, and RB Group Leader and Arwin […]

Sismaitalia and Massivit 1800 3D printer restore Italian Palace

Sismaitalia, an Italian service bureau recently employed Massivit 3D printing in an architectural restoration project. A palace, renovated as a hotel, located in the city Ferrara, Northern Italy, was in need of urgent repairs as five of its balcony capitals were crumbling. Sismaitalia was called in by the owners after they realized that restoration of the balcony […]

Sismaitalia and Massivit 1800 3D printer restore Italian Palace

Sismaitalia, an Italian service bureau recently employed Massivit 3D printing in an architectural restoration project. A palace, renovated as a hotel, located in the city Ferrara, Northern Italy, was in need of urgent repairs as five of its balcony capitals were crumbling. Sismaitalia was called in by the owners after they realized that restoration of the balcony […]

Prodways’ INITIAL reduces L’oreal’s part production time with 3D printing solution

INITIAL, the Product Development, Additive Manufacturing, and Production Center of France’s Prodways Group, has partnered with L’Oréal to develop 3D printed resin injection molds enabling faster part production for cosmetic products. The method, dubbed 3D Molding, is said to cost-effectively manufacture final material parts in a record time of two weeks. “This unique solution is […]

AMT launches automated PostPro3D smoothing system for additive manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), a UK-based manufacturer of Industry 4.0 hardware solutions, has announced the commercial launch of its post-processing additive manufacturing system, the PostPro3D. Cutting the hassle out of post processing 3D printed parts often need sanding or chemical treatments to achieve a smooth and desirable finish; however such processes are typically costly, labor […]