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2020
8 Sep 2020

3T Additive Manufacturing

3T AM specialise in metal 3D printing and uses a suite of EOS machines. According to the company its Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) printers offer high repeatability and generate consistent parts with the same mechanical properties each time. The company mostly provides services for prototyping and low volume production.
27 Jul 2020

3D Printed Batteries Handle the Squeeze

While flexible and stretchable electronics technologies have progressed in leaps and bounds over the past 10 years, batteries to power them have some catching up to do. Researchers have now demonstrated a "quasi-solid-state" battery—made from materials somewhere between a liquid and a solid—that can be compressed by as much as 60% while maintaining high energy density and good stability over 10,000 charge-recharge cycles.
26 Jun 2020

Ynvisible Expands Its Printed Electrochromics Offering

Ynvisible Interactive Inc has entered into a non-exclusive licensing agreement with RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. The license agreement covers RISE's intellectual property rights for printed electrochromic displays and related inks.
10 Jun 2020

nScrypt

nScyrpt manufacturers 3D printing equipment, with a single machine capable of micro-dispensing many materials, extruding polymers, pick-and-place of electrical components, and even mechanical milling. This profile focuses on their application in 3D electronics, although nScrypt also target other applications including printing biological materials.
12 May 2020

Nano Dimension's AME Technology and REHAU Develop 3D Touch Sensor

Nano Dimension Ltd and REHAU succeeded in printing a 3D touch sensor. With the 3D electronic device, the premium polymer products from REHAU can be transformed into back-lit human-machine-interface surfaces.
11 May 2020

New Way to Paint 3D Printed Objects

Engineers have created a highly effective way to paint complex 3D-printed objects, such as lightweight frames for aircraft and biomedical stents, that could save manufacturers time and money and provide new opportunities to create "smart skins" for printed parts.
6 May 2020

Flexible Hybrid Electronics: Future of Flexible Printed Circuit Boards

Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) is a novel approach to electronic circuit manufacturing that aims to combine the best of printed and conventional electronics.
24 Apr 2020

Sensitronics

Sensitronics produces pressure sensors based on force sensing resistor (FSR) technology. They are unique among their competitors in that they recently started to offer customizable force sensing resistor material by the foot.
29 Jan 2020

Screentec

Screentec is a printer, integrator and converter working in printed electronics. The company has 32 people and in 2019 sales were approximately Euro 2.7 million, up from Euros 2.1m in 2018. They expect 2020 sales to be over 3 million Euros.
29 Jan 2020

Circuit Scribe

Circuit Scribe describe their history as follows: Circuit Scribe began during the founders PhD research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. During this research, the founders developed a non-toxic conductive ink that was able to be integrated into a rollerball pen.
23 Jan 2020

Additive Manufacturing for Combat Aircraft

BAE Systems have signed an agreement to work with Renishaw on the development of additive manufacturing capability for the defence and aerospace sector, designed to help improve performance, reduce costs and speed up manufacturing processes on combat aircraft of the future.
2019
31 Dec 2019

Oakley Expands Adoption of HP's 3D Printing Prototyping Technology

HP has unveiled an expanded relationship with Oakley, helping to advance the brand's sports performance design process to meet the needs of the world's best athletes. With HP's Jet Fusion 3D printer, during the development stage, Oakley is reinventing how the brand prototypes and creates functional parts by leveraging the technology across Oakley's portfolio of sports accessories, equipment and lifestyle products.
14 Oct 2019

Patrol boat created in 72 hours by 3D printer

The new 3D printer is designed to print objects as long as 100 feet by 22 feet wide by 10 feet high, and can print at 500 pounds per hour. The one-of-a-kind printer will support several ambitious initiatives, including development of biobased feedstocks using cellulose derived from wood resources, and rapid prototyping of civilian, defense and infrastructure applications.
7 Oct 2019

Printed electronics open way for electrified tattoos

The first demonstration of a fully print-in-place electronics technique is gentle enough to work on surfaces as delicate as human skin and paper.
27 Sep 2019

IIT prints 3D embedded sensors in electrical packaging

Nano Dimension Ltd announced that one of its customers, the Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, is using the DragonFly additive manufacturing system to 3D print embedded sensors in electrical packaging.
17 Sep 2019

3D printing is making headway in composite manufacturing

Within the field of 3D printing, there is increasing emphasis on functionality as the industry shifts away from the stereotype of rapid prototyping, and materials are not exempt from such scrutiny. For instance metals such as titanium with excellent tensile strength and low density are ideal for lightweighting applications, and as such demand for these materials is continually increasing. However, for certain applications, metals are not sufficiently lightweight enough, which is where composites come into play. The latest report from IDTechEx, "3D Printing Composites 2020-2030: Technology and Market Analysis", authored by Dr Bryony Core and Dr Richard Collins examines the key trends and innovations in this emerging technology.
31 Jul 2019

A 3D printed, functional electric bike

The automotive sector is constantly looking for more eco-friendly alternatives to the traditional methods of transportation due to growing concerns over climate change and global warming. The issue that is most difficult to overcome is the economics of the endeavor, however with the right combination of engineering ingenuity and additive manufacturing technologies we might find some progress in this department as well.
25 Jul 2019

NanoDimension Inc.

NanoDimension are renowned for their electronics 3D printer, the DragonFly Pro, launched at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2017. IDTechEx Technology Analyst interviews Amit Dror, CEO and cofounder, to learn more about their latest printer, the DragonFly LDM.
24 Jul 2019

Nano Dimension Introduces DragonFly LDM

DragonFly LDM For Continuous, Lights-Out Digital Manufacturing of Electronics. Global defense & security pioneer HENSOLDT tests the DragonFly LDM additive manufacturing technology and discusses the results . World's first 3D printed electronics system with Lights-Out Digital Manufacturing technology allows for 24/7 unattended, low-volume manufacturing of functioning circuitry.
12 Jul 2019

Lumitronix utilises paper and PET as printed circuit board

In cooperation with its technology partners, the Swabian LED company Lumitronix succeeded in equipping plasma-metallised flexible printed circuit boards with electronic components. This is based on the one-of-a-kind process of plasma metallisation.