Rapid, low-cost method to 3D print microfluidic devices
Microfluidics is the manipulation and study of sub-microscopic liters of fluids. Technologies that utilise microfluidics are found in many multidisciplinary fields ranging from engineering to biology. Experiments can be performed on a device roughly of the size of a dollar coin, reducing the amount of reagents used, wastes produced, and the overall costs.
3D Printing Materials 2019-2029
Forecasts from IDTechEx report "3D Printing Materials 2019-2029"
3D Printing of Metals 2019-2029
Forecasts from IDTechEx report "3D Printing of Metals 2019-2029".
Artificial Intelligence for 3D Printing
PrintSYSt provides automatic, cloud-based solutions for optimization and facilitation with their patented algorithm bringing AI and 3D printing knowledge into one end-to-end platform.
Progress in 3D holographic tissue printing
Prellis Biologics today announced that Khosla Ventures has led an $8.7 million Series A investment in the company. The announcement comes as Prellis has reached major tissue engineering milestones in its mission to use 3D holographic printing to create 3D tissue and organs for research and transplantation.
Technology collaboration to unlock automotive 3D printing potential
Henkel is partnering in a research and development project called SYMPA, that aims to develop new materials, printing methodologies and post-processing technologies for durable Stereolithography products using Digital Light Processing with a focus on automotive applications.
Urban green habitat 3D-printed with multiple recycled filaments
Addressing some of the biggest environmental challenges such as plastic waste, overconsumption of energy and other resources, rapidly deteriorating biodiversity and urbanization, the installation is a groundbreaking prototype in urban architecture and an industry-first showcase in Additive Manufacturing of a scalable, city-developing circular economy.
3-D Printed Mother-of-Pearl creates tough new smart materials
Researchers are drawing inspiration from mollusks to build lightweight, strong materials for wearable technology and more.
A unique method of fabricating 3D porous structures
Materials with controlled porosity have found diverse applications in separation, catalysis, energy storage, sensors and actuators, tissue engineering and drug delivery. Multiple methods have been developed to fabricate well-defined porous materials with the pore sizes ranging from nanometers to millimeters.
Building a 'Swarm' of 3D-Printing Robots
Imagine the interior of a cavernous structure, a factory or airplane hangar, for example. And inside this spacious room, a swarm of robots, dozens, if not hundreds of autonomous machines, scaled up to the size of giant forklifts, are working together, like army ants, to build a commercial airplane, layer by layer, instead of assembling and riveting metal sheets.
3D printing new parts for our broken hearts
Researchers have developed a 'FRESH' new method of 3D printing complex anatomical structures out of collagen - a primary building block in many human tissues. The method demonstrates 3D printing of complex collagen-based cardiac structures and tissues that closely mimic the form and function of those in the human heart.
3D printable 2D materials show promise to improve energy storage
For the first time, a team of researchers have formulated inks using the 2D material MXene, to produce 3D printed interdigitated electrodes.
Switching to Biobased Plastics: Why So Slow?
Global awareness of climate change and pollution is increasing, but finding ways to halt our dependence on fossil fuels and plastics is proving extremely difficult. One possible solution is to shift away from petrochemicals towards a biobased feedstock to make plastics, but how realistic is this proposal? IDTechEx uncovers the factors influencing adoption of biobased polymers in their report, "Biobased Polymers 2018-2023: A Technology and Market Perspective".
MCPP Netherlands BV
MCPP Netherlands BV is a 3D printing filament manufacturer.
3D printed sensors using continuous carbon fiber
TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way.
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.
Medical 3D printing startup axial3D raises €2.7 million
3D printed models are now being used more and more by surgeons globally to prepare for operations. Belfast-based axial3D is a medical 3D printing company specializing in the production of patient-specific medical models generated from patient CT, MRI, and PET data to enhance the efficiency of surgical intervention.
Stop food waste with 3D food printing?
Worldwide, around one third of all food is wasted. Despite the fact that wasted volumes in percentage of the total production amounts are relatively low, the numbers in kilos is an considerable amount and a great incentive to find new possibilities to lower the amount. 3D food printing could play an interesting role.
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.
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.