3D Printing

GE Additive partners with Stryker to support industrial 3D printing for healthcare sector

GE Additive (Woburn, MA) and medical device company Stryker (Kalamazoo, MI) have entered into a partnership to support Stryker’s growth in additive manufacturing. The agreement covers new additive machines, materials and services for…

Prodways Group opens up new horizons for 3D-printed footwear

Prodways Group, a French industrial 3D printing company, has announced the commercial development of a portfolio which addresses several areas of footwear manufacturing. The portfolio consists of a new elastomeric material, a fully integrated…

Swedish researchers create 3D bioprinted human cartilage

A team of researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy has managed to generate cartilage tissue by printing stem cells using a 3D-bioprinter. The fact that the stem cells survived being printed in this manner is…

New 3D-printed device mimics the goldbug beetle, which changes color when prodded

In this age of smartphones and tablet computers, touch-sensitive surfaces are everywhere. They’re also brittle, as people with cracked phone screens everywhere can attest. Covering a robot — or an airplane or a…

Networked 3D Inspection from Viscom at DELTEC

For solder paste inspection (SPI), automatic optical inspection (AOI) and automatic and manual X-ray inspection (AXI/MXI) technologies, DELTEC Automotive GmbH & Co. KG in Furth im Wald, Bavaria, Germany, relies on 3D systems…

Swiss University students Develop Six Axis 3D Printer

Two students from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Switzerland have built a 3D printer with a three-axis tilting print bed, giving the printer a total of six axes. The 3D…

Etihad Airways Engineering can now certify 3D printed aircraft parts under EASA

Etihad Airways, the UAE’s second largest airline, has been taking its 3D printing game up a notch this year. Not only did the company recently announce a collaboration with Siemens and Strata to…

TRUMPF showcases lasers for research and 3D printing

The high technology company TRUMPF, based in Ditzingen near Stuttgart, Germany, had put on another impressive show at this year’s Photonics West, one of the most important optics and photonics conferences in the…

Ability 3D promises to let hobbyists print with metal

Printing metal has been one of the holy grails of 3D printing. For the most part, printed prototype parts are made of plastic or other soft materials. That greatly limits their use in…

‘Gyroid’ shapes offer potential for future structural plastics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher developed a potential new structural plastic using 3-D printers and graphene. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered new ways to use complex geometry to make…

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