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Quality assurance software developer Sigma Labs (NASDAQ: SGLB) has revealed that its revenue fell 14% in Q2 2021 due to an unforeseen series of contract delays.  Over the second quarter of 2021, the company generated an income of just $144,000, $24,000 less than the $168,000 reported in Q2 2020. This decline was primarily caused by […]
Author: Paul Hanaphy
Posted: July 24, 2021, 10:00 am
German machine tool manufacturer TRUMPF has provided a rare insight into its fiscal results, issuing sales projections for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial years.  In a brief glimpse of its financials for FY 2020/21, the privately-owned firm revealed that it expects to have generated €3.3 billion from product orders, but for FY 2021/22, it anticipates […]
Author: Paul Hanaphy
Posted: July 24, 2021, 9:17 am
DIY technology YouTuber befinitiv has used a low-cost 3D printer to turn a 50-year-old analog camera into a digital one. By swapping out the film canister of a vintage Cosina Hi-Lite DLR with a Raspberry Pi and its 3D printed housing, the content creator was able to give his camera a modern-day spin. Putting his […]
Author: Kubi Sertoglu
Posted: July 23, 2021, 10:48 am
Agricultural technology startup Dragontech is using 3D printing to develop a new accessible drone-based data gathering platform to aid commercial farmers to identify potential problems in their fields. The company is using MakerBot 3D printers to design and prototype components, such as carbon-fiber brackets and mounts, to attach its systems integrations platform to commercial off-the-shelf […]
Author: Hayley Everett
Posted: July 22, 2021, 8:10 pm
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has announced a transfer in jurisdiction over certain technologies that could be used to 3D print firearms.  Earlier this year, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a preliminary injunction that removed such technologies from the U.S. Munitions List (USML) and made them […]
Author: Paul Hanaphy
Posted: July 22, 2021, 5:36 pm
A 10-year-old girl from the county of Pembrokeshire, Wales, is set to receive a new 3D printed ear made of human cartilage. Radiyah was born with a condition called microta, a congenital deformity that meant her outer left ear was unable to fully develop during pregnancy. Researchers from Swansea University are now undertaking a £2.5 […]
Author: Kubi Sertoglu
Posted: July 22, 2021, 4:15 pm
Researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a novel phase-change material (PCM) that could be used to construct buildings which are capable of passive internal temperature regulation.  Once mixed with normal building materials, the team’s unique wax-filled resin can be DIW 3D printed into structures which change shape in order to absorb thermal energy. At […]
Author: Paul Hanaphy
Posted: July 22, 2021, 2:00 pm
Technology from BIOMODEX, a provider of 3D printed anatomical models, has been used in the simulation of a full cardiovascular procedure to simulate left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) – a surgery that aims to prevent blood clot formation in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation. Physicians at the Montreal Heart Institute in Montreal rehearsed the LAAO […]
Author: Hayley Everett
Posted: July 22, 2021, 1:00 pm
Renowned video game developer Epic Games, the company behind the widely-used Unreal Engine and games such as Fortnite and Gears of War, has acquired 3D model marketplace Sketchfab. Based in New York, Sketchfab has spent the last ten years building its web-based 3D content platform, where users can share, edit, buy, and sell 3D, AR, […]
Author: Kubi Sertoglu
Posted: July 22, 2021, 11:12 am
On-demand manufacturing service provider Prototek has expanded into the 3D printing industry with its acquisition of the dedicated bureau Midwest Prototyping. According to Prototek, the deal allows it to form a “one-stop destination” for the low-volume manufacturing clients of both firms, with a full CNC machining, sheet metal and 3D printing offering. The agreement sees […]
Author: Paul Hanaphy
Posted: July 22, 2021, 10:16 am
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