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Over the past few years, volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, a bi-product of the FFF process, have been the subject of several studies. In 2017, a study funded by SajTom Light Future Ltd., in Poland, concluded that with adequate ventilation, the melting of materials like ABS, PLA, PET, and nylon does not cause harm to its users. Findings […]
Author: Tia Vialva
Posted: September 20, 2019, 4:35 pm
New 3D printing jobs are currently open to applications. In this update, we have the latest vacancies from leading 3D printer provider ExOne, and an opening from East Bay startup Uniformity Labs. In addition, we cover the latest personnel movements and facility openings from across the industry, indicative of new potential opportunities and activities across the […]
Author: Beau Jackson
Posted: September 20, 2019, 4:24 pm
Multinational footwear maker New Balance is updating its TripleCell 3D printing platform with the addition of a new sneaker: the FuelCell Echo Triple.  Launching on September 27th with an expected retail value of $175, the shoe features a forefoot (part under the ball of the feet) 3D printed using Formlabs technology. It is a new take on the […]
Author: Anas Essop
Posted: September 20, 2019, 2:47 pm
British engineering consultancy firm KW Special Projects (KWSP) has secured funding to establish a Digital Manufacturing Center in Silverstone Park, a developing technology business cluster near the home of the British Grand Prix. A 1,657 sqm facility, the center will provide SMEs with access to additive manufacturing equipment and professional guidance, developing an eco-system and knowledge share […]
Author: Beau Jackson
Posted: September 20, 2019, 10:56 am
The Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System, a network of medical centers under the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), and the University of Washington School (UW) of Medicine recently announced a two-year partnership aiming to advance medical 3D printing. Both organizations are collaborating to develop new applications for 3D printing in the diagnosis and […]
Author: Anas Essop
Posted: September 20, 2019, 9:58 am
The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) and H+E-Produktentwicklung, a German engineering service provider, have developed a true-to-scale 3D printed gas turbine demonstrator. Exhibiting the capabilities of powder bed-based additive manufacturing technologies, the miniature Siemens SGT6-8000 H gas turbine consists of 68 parts from aluminum, steel, and titanium, replacing approximately 3,000 parts […]
Author: Tia Vialva
Posted: September 20, 2019, 9:36 am
Leading 3D printer OEM Stratasys has increased its stake in Xaar 3D, the 3D printing arm of a UK supplier of inkjet printheads, Xaar PLC, from 15% to 45%. Through this new strategic agreement, Stratasys also has the option to acquire the remaining 55% upon shareholder approval. The aim of this investment is to accelerate the development […]
Author: Tia Vialva
Posted: September 19, 2019, 10:53 am
Professor Jeannette Song, of the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, North Carolina, has created a mathematical model to help firms balance the costs between 3D printing on demand and spare part storage. Described in a paper titled “Stock or Print? Impact of 3D Printing on Spare Parts Industry“, the model helps identify which parts to […]
Author: Anas Essop
Posted: September 19, 2019, 10:48 am
Additive manufacturing service provider Precision ADM has received the private investment of two 3D printing industry veterans. Andy Christensen, the founder and former president of a company now acquired by 3D Systems, and Joe Allison, co-founder of a business merged into Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, have both contributed capital to further Precision ADM’s “aggressive growth strategy in the […]
Author: Beau Jackson
Posted: September 19, 2019, 10:17 am
Award winning 3D printer manufacturer Desktop Metal has launched H13 tool steel for its Studio System. Demonstrating exceptional hot hardness and abrasion resistance, H13 is an incredibly versatile material suitable for both hot and cold tooling applications. Ric Fulop, CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal, stated: “Expanding the Studio System materials portfolio to include H13 tool steel […]
Author: Tia Vialva
Posted: September 19, 2019, 9:24 am
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