Monthly Archives: Juni 2016

Norsk Titanium secures $25 million in funding to expand aerospace 3D printing technologies

Norsk Titanium AS, one of the world’s leaders in additively manufactured structural titanium parts for the aerospace industry has just announced that it has secured $25 million in funding in its last Q2 2016 funding round. The successful funding round was led by Minneapolis based investment bank Piper Jaffray, and the money will help to expand and further advance Norsk Titanium’s innovative technologies.

Open Building Institute is revolutionizing sustainable home building through open-source technologies

3D printing technologies, along with open-source softwares and hardwares have opened up the possibilities for manufacturing in a number of fields, including robotics, medical devices, and design. Now, an ambitious project founded by Open Source Ecology (OSE) and the Open Building Institute (OBI) is seeking to expand the benefits of open source information into the realm of sustainable housing and construction. Together, OSE and OBI are developing the Open Source Eco-Building Toolkit, an exhaustive and expandable digital toolkit that will help people from all over the world to learn how to create sustainable and modular housing units for an impressively low cost.

WACKER stellt ersten industriellen 3D-Drucker für Silicone vor

Der Münchner Chemiekonzern WACKER wird auf der internationalen Messe für Kunstoff und Kautschuk im Oktober 2016 den ersten industriellen 3D-Drucker für Silicone vorstellen. Bislang gab es für den 3D-Druck von Siliconteilen, die aufgrund ihrer besonderen Eigenschaften in vielen Anwendungsbereichen unverzichtbar sind, keine ausgereifte Technologie. Dr. Bernd Pachaly, Leiter der WACKER-Siliconeforschung, hat mit uns über die Herausforderungen bei der Entwicklung eines

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Filamet lets you 3D print pure metal objects with your desktop 3D printer

Just over a year ago, we wrote about an especially promising Kickstarter campaign for a metal 3D printing filament called Filamet. Developed by Wisconsin-based startup The Virtual Foundry, Filamet offered makers a way to print almost entirely metallic objects directly from their desktop 3D printers. As one can imagine, the crowdfunding campaign was a huge success, raising over $30,000. Now, and excitingly for those who did not get on the crowdfunding train, The Virtual Foundry is bringing its innovative metal 3D printing material to the public after having fulfilled its backer rewards.

Ulitmaker 3D printers used for Eventuri Audi B8 RS5 intake system, director reveals

While still ongoing today in Amsterdam, Additive Manufacturing Europe 2016 has already become a big success with plenty to see. But one amazing project literally stood out, as you walked right into it when entering the convention hall. Dominating the Ultimaker stand was the gorgeous Audi B8 RS5 with an open hood. Visible inside was a large 3D printed intake prototype, which was developed by British engine engineers Eventuri to design the final carbon fiber intake system.