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A 3D printed rib implant at Morriston Hospital in Wales has saved the life of Peter Maggs, a 71-year-old patient suffering from muscle cancer. A sensitive case affecting Mr. Maggs’ chest wall, Morriston surgeons opted for the alternative treatment when considering the potential complications of the operation. Due to Mr. Maggs’ successful recovery, the process […]
Author: Beau Jackson
Posted: February 16, 2018, 4:20 pm
The UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is where 3D printing and traditional manufacturing converge. Established as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) in 2010, the centre is the product of a collaboration between Loughborough University, the University of Birmingham, the University of Nottingham and TWI. The centre’s privileged position in the market and well-cultivated contact […]
Author: Beau Jackson
Posted: February 16, 2018, 2:51 pm
The Natural History Museum (NHM) in London’s Diplodocus carnegii model is touring the UK, and it will be accompanied by two 3D printed replicas of its skull. The two 3D printed resin models of Dippy, as the dinosaur is affectionately known, were 3D printed by Laser Prototypes Europe (LPE), a rapid prototyping service bureau based […]
Author: Rushabh Haria
Posted: February 16, 2018, 11:59 am
Two metal 3D printing projects at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) have been awarded funding in a nine-hundred thousand dollar grant from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). With problem-solving objectives, the projects look to develop a method of monitoring and auto-correcting powder-bed fusion based processes, and to enhance the mechanical properties of […]
Author: Beau Jackson
Posted: February 16, 2018, 11:31 am
Evonik, the largest speciality chemicals company in the world, has opened a new Polyamide 12 (PA12) powder production plant to meet an increased demand for 3D printing materials and metal coatings.  The new Marl Chemical Park facility near Essen, Germany, will primarily produce Evonik’s VESTOSINT brand of PA12 powders, which is optimized for SLS 3D printing. […]
Author: Rushabh Haria
Posted: February 16, 2018, 10:30 am
A student entrepreneur who developed the idea, technology, and production of his own brand of custom 3D printed sneakers will see his “UnisBrands” products hit the market soon.  Nick Unis, who is currently a final year accounting and finance student at Penn State University-Altoona, has been nurturing his idea for custom running shoes since high school. […]
Author: Rushabh Haria
Posted: February 16, 2018, 9:44 am
The next industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) will be led by cyber-physical systems (CPS) integrating computation, networking, and manual processes. To this end, factories will rely more an more on collaboration between human employees and robots. In a recent interview Sören Papsdorf, Head of Manufacturing Engineering at KUKA, said that he believed human-robot collaboration is “the […]
Author: Beau Jackson
Posted: February 15, 2018, 5:51 pm
Hackrod is a startup company looking to leverage 3D printing, virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AR) and machine learning in a platform for building cars and motorcycles. Founded in 2017, the company has launched a crowdfunding campaign to attract investors, and raise a maximum of over $1 million in capital. Still with 28 days left to […]
Author: Beau Jackson
Posted: February 15, 2018, 3:04 pm
When it comes to 3D printing, processes are often developed and defined using trial and error, because so many aspects of the technology not yet fully understood. This is particularly the case with 3D concrete 3D printing, which is becoming increasingly popular in construction. Prof. Akke Suiker, professor of Applied Mechanics at the Eindhoven University […]
Author: Rushabh Haria
Posted: February 15, 2018, 11:54 am
When managing a network of 3D printers and other fabrication systems, in-house facilities, Fab Labs and MakerSpaces, rely on water-tight software services. Smart solutions to boost productivity in these spaces requires an intelligent digital system that connects all machines within an environment, and facilitates communication between a facility’s workers, and potentially different areas of a […]
Author: Beau Jackson
Posted: February 15, 2018, 11:38 am
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