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30 Nov 2021

The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021

With the pandemic still raging, supply chain disruptions, the chip shortage, climate catastrophes, and geopolitical turbulence, it is safe to say 2021 has not been smooth sailing. The materials and chemical sector provides the backbone of every industry and remains under pressure from all these challenges. In this article, IDTechEx highlights the key news from their independent perspective on this crucial industry.
30 Nov 2021

New Innovations in Software for 3D Printed Anatomic Models

Stratasys Ltd continues to enhance anatomic modeling solutions for healthcare providers through the introduction of a new software module, Digital Anatomy Creator, for Stratasys Digital Anatomy 3D Printers. The new software allows users to easily manipulate material formations and customize the internal structures of their prints to achieve patient-specific anatomic models that are a direct replication of a patient's pathologic and biologic anatomy.
26 Nov 2021

Xaar's Ultra High Viscosity Technology

Xaar's Ultra High Viscosity Technology is providing manufacturers with an array of new and practical production possibilities, offering the chance to print without limits and drive creativity.
23 Nov 2021

Smart Cities: Paradise or Punishment?

The massive new challenges of desertification, rising sea levels, starvation, increasingly violent weather, dysfunctional national governments and the accelerating move to cities can be tackled on a human scale.
23 Nov 2021

World's Largest 3D Printed Metal Oil & Gas High Pressure Piping Part

AML3D has 3D printed the world's largest high-pressure Oil & Gas piping component to be successfully tested and verified by Lloyd's Register.
22 Nov 2021

Polymer Discovery Gives 3D Printed Sand Super Strength

Researchers have designed a novel polymer to bind and strengthen silica sand for binder jet additive manufacturing, a 3D-printing method used by industries for prototyping and part production.
19 Nov 2021

Prusa Research Goes Big With Innovative Original Prusa XL

Prusa Research unveiled the game-changing Original Prusa XL. The large-scale CoreXY 3D printer with a 36 cm (14.17 in) cubed build volume is more than four times the size of the Original Prusa MK3S+ and eight times the size of the Original Prusa MINI+. I
18 Nov 2021

Nexa3D SLS System Decouples 3D Printing and Cooling Processes

Nexa3D announced the pre-launch of its QLS 350 selective laser sintering system. The QLS 350 thermoplastic 3D printer delivers significant cost savings compared with traditional methods and provides unprecedented production throughput and flexibility, enabling users to bring additive manufacturing to the production floor at scale.
18 Nov 2021

Nexa3D Partners with Oqton for Dental Appliances

Nexa3D announced that it partnered with AI-powered manufacturing software leader Oqton to meet the growing demand for additively manufactured patient specific dental appliances and aligners worldwide.
18 Nov 2021

Hexagon Enables Big Ambitions for Directed Energy Deposition

Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division has revealed new developments that advance the application of Directed Energy Deposition technologies to industrial applications, including collaborations with printer manufacturers pro-beam, Sciaky, DM3D, Gefertec and Meltio.
18 Nov 2021

Bringing Flexibility to Additive Manufacturing

To provide engineers with more flexibility when using additive manufacturing systems, Renishaw has launched a new range of 3D printing machinery.
16 Nov 2021

XJet Expands its Foothold with New Distribution Agreements in Europe

XJet Ltd has signed two different distribution agreements, one with Tri-Tech 3D, a supplier of leading edge AM solutions to UK and Irish manufacturers and the other with Portuguese distributor Emetrês. Both partners will supply customers in their respective regions with XJet Metal and Ceramics AM systems as well as materials, local installation, training, and customer support services.
15 Nov 2021

Development of 3D Printed Smart Helmets for the Military

Researchers have received $1.3 million from the Office of Naval Research through the Defense Research University Instrumentation Program to create the world's first printable military "smart helmet" using industrial-grade 3D printers.
11 Nov 2021

Velo3D Expands European Presence with Technical Center in Germany

The expansion includes the opening of a technical center in Augsburg, Germany, where Velo3D's Sapphire systems will be assembled and demonstrated, as well as delivering the first end-to-end manufacturing solution to Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Technology, a European contract manufacturer specializing in the production of high-value metal parts for the oil and gas industry.
11 Nov 2021

fabWeaver Type A530 Prototyping Workstation Debuts

fabWeaver™, an innovative 3D printer brand working in partnership with Sindoh Co, Ltd., debuted the fabWeaver type A530, a prototyping workstation for industrial 3D printing.
10 Nov 2021

ITA (Institut für Transport und Automatisierungstechnik)

ITA is an institute of Hannover University that focusses on automation technologies, including for manufacturing methodologies. At the 3D-MID webinar it presented an innovative approach to patterning copper traces onto 3D objects that utilized selective sintering of a complete copper ink coating.
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10 Nov 2021

MatterHackers $5M NAVAIR Tier 1 Additive Manufacturing System Contract

MatterHackers was competitively awarded a five-year IDIQ contract (up to $5M) to deliver fully-deployable additive manufacturing systems to US Navy and Marine bases across the United States and overseas.
9 Nov 2021

Ensuring Accuracy in 3D Printed Jet Engine Parts

Precision and quality are key in additive manufacturing, especially when it is being used to create heat-resistant metal parts for applications such as jet engines, rockets or other high temperature environments. A team of engineers is using machine learning to monitor and mitigate defects that occur in additive manufacturing.
9 Nov 2021

Breakthrough Technology by New Company Axtra3D

The new technology, Hybrid Photosynthesis, delivers unprecedented combined benefits of SLA, DLP and LCD in one 3D Printer — fine resolution, large print area, excellent surface quality, and high speed, along with continuous printing and isotropic part performance.
9 Nov 2021

Zeal 3D Printing Receives ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems

Zeal 3D Printing, an Australia-based company, has achieved ISO 9001:2015 for the best quality management systems. The ISO certification is an internationally acknowledged standard for quality management systems.