Toyota highlight the significance of 3D printing in lightweight design
3D printing is rapidly reaching industrial commercialisation in numerous sectors; IDTechEx forecast that the total market will be worth $22bn by 2028. One of the key features is the design freedom this technology enables where, alongside other functional advantages, a major opportunity is in lightweighting.
First full human 3D printed for radiation therapy research
At just 1 year old, she is 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 15 pounds. She can hold 36 gallons of water for up to eight hours. She has a detachable head but remains faceless. Her name is Marie, and no, this is not her online profile.
The coming of age of 3D bioprinting?
Though activities in 3D bioprinting have been growing in leaps and bounds since 2015, the activity we have seen in 2018 has been truly remarkable for this fledgling field. Finally, governments, academic institutions and companies alike are beginning to understand the value that 3D bioprinting can bring and are working hard together to bring disruptive change through building tissues from scratch.
Fully 3D printed and functional electric motorcycle
Designed by NOWlab, the BigRep innovation consultancy and printed on BigRep's large-scale 3D printers are two groundbreaking prototypes for e-mobility applications: the world's first fully 3D-printed and functional electric motorcycle, the NERA, and a bionic passenger seat, the Aero Seat. Advancing applications in AM are two other new prototypes, the Adaptive Robotic Gripper, designed for flexible handling applications, and the Omni Platform, a 360° mobile industry platform for fully automated manufacturing environments.
3D printing of composites: Key players gather to showcase advancements
3D printing of composites is perceived as a crucial future iteration for many forms of 3D printing. With this in mind, the annual IDTechEx Show, taking place on 14-15 Nov in Santa Clara, CA, will host a dedicated session for this class of materials.
Discovering the latest innovations at 3D Printing USA 2018
The IDTechEx Show! presents 3D Printing USA 2018 in Santa Clara on November 14 & 15, which offers the opportunity for key innovators and end users across several verticals to share their insights and expertise in the leading edge of additive manufacturing. IDTechEx forecasts the total market value of 3D printers, materials and services will be $22 billion by 2028.
Report on IDTechEx Show! USA 2017
The following article summarises some of the key observations made by IDTechEx analysts during the IDTechEx Show! It contains details of many of the companies demonstrating products during the exhibition, notable presentations given and summaries of relevant conversations and recent updates.
Airwolf 3D manufacture thermoplastic extrusion 3D printers. The nozzle runs at a hotter temperature than most so it can be used with a wider range of materials. They also sell the filaments.
Ever increasing build volume of 3D printers allows new applications
2014 has seen the release of machines with substantially bigger build volumes in a range of additive manufacturing technologies. This will allow new applications, and 3D printing to push further into the space of traditional manufacturing.