MakerBot expands METHOD Materials offering
MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing, expands its materials offering with polyethylene terephthalate glycol, better known as PETG. PETG is the first Specialty Material to be released for the MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer.
Impossible Objects Unveils Next-Generation 3D Printer, Partners
Impossible Objects announced two watershed advances in composite 3D printing for the factory floor. The company's latest 3D printing system, the CBAM-2, and a new partnership with BASF on PA6-carbon fiber composites extend Impossible Objects' patented composite based additive manufacturing process (CBAM) to an unprecedented range of industrial applications.
Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot
Drawing inspiration from biology and the toy shelf, researchers have developed a swimming robot with a light-controlled cellular engine that can perform highly-targeted drug delivery.
BASF and Paxis advance innovative materials for new 3D printing tech
BASF 3D Printing Solutions is to provide innovative additive manufacturing materials to Paxis LLC for their new WAV™ (Wave Applied Voxel) technology. This is currently in development and is designed to meet the needs of additive manufacturing users, advanced manufacturing as well as traditional manufacturing markets.
BASF and Origin collaborate with footwear manufacturer ECCO
BASF 3D Printing Solutions and its strategic partner Origin are collaborating with ECCO, a footwear manufacturer, to develop a wholly new approach to footwear production.
IDTechEx Research: 3D printing materials market worth $23B in 2029
The 3D printing materials market will be worth $23B in 2029 according to the new IDTechEx Research report on the topic, 3D Printing Materials 2019-2029: Technology and Market Analysis. The report covers current and future technologies, market forecasts and more.
Worlds first 3D printed community
Printed in 24 hours, these community-driven designs adapt to the unique culture, climate and needs of the people living there. This project presents a number of exciting questions - how to innovate with a 3D printer to create a housing model that is replicable, built to last, and built to sustain multi-generational family growth.
IDTechEx forecast the 3D printing market will be worth $31B in 2029
In the recently released report 3D Printing 2019-2029: Technology and Market Analysis, IDTechEx Research forecasts that the global market for 3D printing equipment, materials, software and services is estimated to be worth $31 billion by the year 2029.
New Market Report on 3D Printing of Metals from IDTechEx Research
The metal 3D printing market will be worth $19B in 2029 as forecast by IDTechEx Research in their latest report on the topic, covering 3D printing of metals technology and market analysis.
Research into 3D-printing with food underway
3D-printing of food is a rapidly growing technology and new printers are now becoming available that can be used for various types of food materials. These are typically paste-type materials which include chocolate, vegetable and meat purees, pancake batter, cream, cakes, and biscuits.
Smart pill bottle keeps drugs safe
Low-cost, stretchy sensors can be assembled inside the lid of a drug container to help monitor patient safety.
Flame retardant 3D printing material from Markforged
Markforged announced the availability of Onyx FR, a new, V-0 rated flame-retardant material designed for industries such as aerospace, automotive, and defense. Traditional 3D printed plastics will burn if they catch fire, but this new material is self-extinguishing, so it will actually stop itself from burning.
3D printing of metallic micro-objects
3D printing has become an increasingly important production method. Researchers have now developed a new 3D printing technique by which micrometre-sized objects made of several metals can be produced with high spatial resolution.
3D organ bioprinting gets breath of fresh air
Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3D printing replacement organs with a breakthrough technique for bioprinting tissues.
3D printer threads electronic fibers onto fabrics
The potential for wearable electronics goes far beyond smart watches, but our current options for battery packs and circuit boards don't make for the most comfortable E-socks. One solution, being developed is to simply print flexible fibers on to transitional textiles or clothes.
Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!
IDTechEx CEO, Raghu Das discusses trends in flexible electronics, stretchable electronics, structural electronics, internet of things, sensors, wearables, healthcare, electric vehicles, energy storage, graphene, 3d printing and printed electronics in the opening cornerstone presentation at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2019.
IDTechEx Research offers insights into 3D Printing industry innovation
The sheer volume of new 3D printing announcements gives the impression that the technology is evolving on a weekly, if not daily basis. Certainly if 2018 set the bar, 2019 has not disappointed to date, with the number of new printer processes commercialized indicating that 3D printing is continuing to gain momentum. Forthcoming reports from IDTechEx Research help to navigate this rapidly moving domain, with three new reports covering the key areas of technological innovation.
Flexible circuits for 3D printing
A research cooperation has developed a process suitable for 3D printing that can be used to produce transparent and mechanically flexible electronic circuits.
New 3D printed alloy registered
HRL Laboratories LLC, is commercializing its additively manufactured high-strength aluminum, which has obtained the first ever registration of an additive alloy from the Aluminum Association.
High-Performance Extrusion Systems for FDM 3D Printing
Veda is a start-up in the field of additive manufacturing founded in 2018 by two students from TU Delft, the leading technical university in the Netherlands.