3D Printing Keeps Trains Running
Stratasys announced its Rail Industry Solution to help passenger trains - from long-haul to urban metros - run on time more frequently and potentially save thousands of euros a day.
Dr Bryony Core met Sabic at Formnext 2019 to discuss their newest materials for 3D printing.
MakerBot Launches METHOD Materials Development Program
MakerBot announces the METHOD Materials Development Program and MakerBot LABS Experimental Extruder for METHOD to enable 3D printing with a wide range of engineering-grade materials from leading filament suppliers.
Digital anatomy3D printer for functional anatomic models
Stratasys Ltd is further extending its commitment to the medical industry with the new J750™ Digital Anatomy™ 3D Printer. Designed to replicate the feel, responsiveness, and biomechanics of human anatomy in medical models - the system improves surgical preparedness and training while helping bring new medical devices to market faster.
The UK´s first 3D printed parts trialled on passenger trains
With the ability to quickly produce replacement parts on-demand, 3D printing helps operators to better maintain trains and improve the quality of service for passengers.
All Axis Robotics uses MakerBot METHOD
MakerBot revealed that All Axis Robotics is implementing the MakerBot METHOD manufacturing workstation into its automation processes to produce custom tooling parts for its legacy machines as well as customers.
MakerBot Broadens METHOD Material Offering with Precision ASA for Outd
MakerBot continues to expand its materials portfolio with the availability of ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylate). ASA is part of MakerBot's line of Precision Materials for METHOD and is ideal for outdoor applications that need to withstand harsh environments, such as in the automotive, power and utilities, agriculture, oil & gas, and mass transit industries.
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.
Roboze develops the Argo 500 3D printer for FFF of high temperature thermoplastics such as PEEK and ULTEM. IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core caught up with Ilaria Guicciardini to find out more.
US Airforce produces first certified 3D printed aircraft parts
The 60th Maintenance Squadron is the first field unit in the Air Force to be certified with an industrial-sized 3D printer that is authorized to produce nonstructural aircraft parts.
Stratasys have developed printers specifically to print short carbon fibre in response to growing demand from customers.
St John's University opens first MakerBot Innovation Center in NYC
St John's University and MakerBot have unveiled a new MakerBot Innovation Center. St John's University is the first higher education institution in New York City to open a MakerBot Innovation Center and the second in the state overall.
3D printed get up and go bots getting closer, study says
Robotics researchers have for the first time used a commercial 3D printer to embed complex sensors inside robotic limbs and grippers. But they found that materials commercially available for 3D printing still need to be improved before the robots can be fully functional.
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.
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.
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.