3D Printing

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…

Extremely economical production of punctional plastic parts with AE12 Binder Jetting

Additive elements has presented development results  about the new process enables the production of dense plastic parts using AE12 Binder Jetting 3D printers. Currently, Binder Jetting lets you build only porous parts in gypsum…

New desktop injection molding machine gives competition a run for its money

Kubi Kara and his partner, Burak Cevik, never thought they would be in the injection molding business, but as they say, necessity is the mother of invention. Kara, a mechanical engineer who has…

Jung & Co implements the “spare parts on demand” concept in the beverage industry thanks to metal 3D Printing

German Jung & Co, a specialist in stainless steel components, is realying on 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing to ensure that spare parts for beverage filling plants are available more quickly. At Jung…

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