With the growing demands in the additive manufacturing industry, companies are looking to balance high-volume production with speed and customisability all in one package. The purpose of such an endeavour has been to upend traditional manufacturing. Raise3D’s most recent offering is looking to do just this. Their Pro2 and Pro2 Plus aim to put flexible […]
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Virginia-based Aeroprobe’s new metal printing technology is generating a lot of buzz for its ability to print without melting. MELD, a subsidiary of the larger firm, has been hard at work on a method that uses friction and pressure instead of traditional heating. As a result, it produces parts with significant structural advantages without the need […]
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An award-winning research project has just revealed the possibility of printing human waste for use during space flight. The research team outlined a means of turning fecal matter into bio-plastic, allowing for astronauts to have a handy and replenish-able source of materials for tools, repair or radiation shielding on-board their ship. The team went head […]
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Everyone knows how 3D Printing has been a boon to aerospace and marine engineering. It has also allowed scientists to mimic animal life with great accuracy. In a new development that does both these feats, Festo has introduced a robotic replica of a “flying fox”, a species of bat native to Asia and Australasia. The […]
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There’s a new restaurant joining the growing trend for additive manufacturing in restaurant and food services. This time around, the restaurant is a partnership between Byflow and chef Jan Smink due to open in the town of Wolvega. The venue will be the Netherlands’ first full-time 3D printed food restaurant. Smink has previously worked for […]
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As RAPID + TCT approaches, the organisers are letting everyone in on what makes the event tick. Just recently, they’ve revealed the keynote speakers for this year’s main events. The speakers make up a definitive cross-section of the additive manufacturing industry, from the business side and discussions of the industry’s future to the more fun […]
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A spin-off of Stratasys, Evolve Additive Solutions, claim to have invented the fastest thermoplastic printing available. The company’s new Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) produces at speeds 50 times faster than High-speed Sintering. Moreover, they claim it’s build quality is very high and its creators intended it for industrial manufacturing. STEP, since it’s primary purpose is […]
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NCSU researchers has just uncovered a novel new method of printing non-chrystaline metallic alloy constructs. In essence, this allows them to create large quantities of metallic glass. The technique employs the use of a laser-based powder bed technology acting on Iron grains to create a thicker layer than conventional methods allow. While researchers have produced […]
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In a recent legal row, Desktop Metal had filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Markforged over certain components of the Metal X 3D printer. The suit alleges that Markforged has unlawfully used their support structure breakaway system. The legal proceedings revolve around how similar the two systems are and whether they constitute patent infringement. This […]
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MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is always pushing the boundaries of what can be done with 3D printing. This time around the prestigious lab has developed an unmanned, underwater observation robot. They dubbed the machine ‘SoFi’, shorthand for soft fish. The technology can aid researchers in photographically documenting and monitoring oceanic and […]
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