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25 May 2020

3D Printed System Speeds up Solar Cell Testing from Hours to Minutes

Tests on new designs for next-generation solar cells can now be done in hours instead of days thanks to a new system incorporating 3D-printed key components.
22 May 2020

Pulse Electronics

This profile outlines Pulse Electronics' FluidANT printing technology, which uses viscous conductive inks with micron-sized particles to print conductive traces onto 3D objects. It is an alternative to laser direct structuring (LDS) and is primarily used for printing antennae.
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22 May 2020

3D-Printed Nuclear Reactor: Faster, Economical Path to Nuclear Energy

Researchers are refining their design of a 3D-printed nuclear reactor core, scaling up the additive manufacturing process necessary to build it, and developing methods to confirm the consistency and reliability of its printed components.
22 May 2020

Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

An important new trend is buying electrics and electronics you customise to function not just shape. See the new IDTechEx report, "Complete Electronics as Smart Material, User-Customized 2020-2040". Builders, textile manufacturers, those doing home improvement and others are starting to buy electrically-smart materials direct from materials companies, bypassing the electronics industry.
19 May 2020

House Built Using 3D Printer and Robot

By implementing high precision 3D scanning and robotic based fabrication technology, Emerald-Ash-Borer-infested "waste wood" is transformed into an abundantly available, affordable, and sustainable building material.
19 May 2020

Elementum 3D Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

Elementum 3D announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management.
18 May 2020

Neotech-AMT

Neotech-AMT makes equipment for 3D printing of electronics. This primarily involves printing circuits, interconnects and mounting components onto the surface of existing 3D objects, but can also involve 'fully additive' manufacturing, in which the entire object is 3D printed with electronic functionality incorporated into the structure.
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15 May 2020

Expandable Foam for 3D Printing Large Objects

It's a frustrating limitation of 3D printing: Printed objects must be smaller than the machine making them. Huge machines are impractical for printing large parts because they take up too much space and require excessive time to print. Now, a new material can be used to 3D print small objects that expand upon heating. The foam could find applications in architecture, aerospace and biomedicine.
13 May 2020

New Technology Revolutionises 3d Metal Printing

Selective LED-based melting is the name of the new technology that a team has developed for 3D metal printing and has now applied for a patent. The technology is similar to selective laser melting and electron beam melting, in which metal powder is melted by means of a laser or electron beam and built up into a component layer by layer.
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.
8 May 2020

3D-Printed Concrete to Help Build Offshore Wind Infrastructure

Conventional concrete manufacturing methods require a mold to shape the concrete into the desired structure, which adds to costs and limits design possibilities. 3D-printing would eliminate the expenses of this mold.
6 May 2020

Better-Performing 3D Electronics

Engineers have developed a faster, simpler 3D-printing technique to build electronics, trimming their manufacturing time from hours down to a few minutes. The method can be used to print electronics into complex shapes in volumes that could be used for antenna arrays, prosthetics, sensors and robots.
4 May 2020

Phaseshift Technologies

Phaseshift Technologies are a materials company developing new amorphous alloys with a material informatics and computer modelling approach. IDTechEx spoke with Fazal Mahmood (co-founder and CEO).
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4 May 2020

Open Access Hardware, 3D Printing to Tackle Health Supplies Demand

Free open source hardware and 3D printing could help to alleviate the burden of Covid-19 on global health systems, according to scientists.
30 Apr 2020

3-D MID

3-D MID is a German research association for 3D molded interconnect devices.
30 Apr 2020

VELO3D Raises $28 Million in Series D Funding Round

VELO3D has raised $28 million in a Series D funding round. New investors Piva and TNSC joined the round, along with existing investors Bessemer Investment Partners, Playground, and Khosla Ventures. This brings VELO3D's total funding to $138 million.
23 Apr 2020

Partnership for 3D Pharmaceutical Printing

Health care is poised for a potential giant leap forward thanks to the 3D printing of medications. To advance the technology and science of 3D pharmaceutical printing, Purdue University's College of Pharmacy and Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, LLC are launching a comprehensive collaboration on future 3DP pharmaceutical equipment and medications.
22 Apr 2020

Insect-Like Robot Uses Artificial Neurons to Modify Gait in Real Time

A research team has developed NeuroPod, an automaton that simulates the activity of a six-legged insect. The model, which walks, trots and runs, uses efficient and cost effective materials. It could therefore pave the way for the creation of prostheses or structures for the rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries at a reduced cost compared with those currently in use.
21 Apr 2020

Titomic Becomes Registered Research Service Provider

Titomic has been certified a Research Service Provider by Innovation and Science Australia, the statutory body that advises the Australian Government on innovation, research and science issues. The first additive manufacturer to get Research Service Provider status, it will allow Titomic to provide scientific or technical expertise and resources to perform research and development work for other companies.