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3D Systems Might Surprise Investors Next Week

3D Systems Might Surprise Investors Next Week | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
I warned readers last week about the worst case scenario pricing of 3D Systems (DDD) that could drive the share price down to $35. And as we approach the end of April, we should see higher volatility, since 3D Systems is expe
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Google’s project Ara and a partnership with Staples put 3D Systems in a more favorable position to grow its consumer business.We should see heightened volatility before and after the earnings report, and we might see a sustainable bottom in the share price depending on the first quarter results.Delayed customer purchases in Q4 should boost revenue growth in Q1, and help 3D Systems beat estimates.
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Entrevista a Víctor Paluzíe, director de RMS Rapid Manufacturing Systems

Entrevista a Víctor Paluzíe, director de RMS Rapid Manufacturing Systems | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Víctor Paluzíe es director de RMS Rapid Manufacturing Systems, una empresa especializada en la comercialización de equipos para rapid manufacturing y prototipado

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Imponente  la M400, la nueva "bestia" de EOS.

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See the World Premiere of Neri Oxman’s Gemini Acoustic Chaise at Le Laboratoire, Paris - Stratasys Blog

See the World Premiere of Neri Oxman’s Gemini Acoustic Chaise at Le Laboratoire, Paris - Stratasys Blog | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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Stratasys to Acquire Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies (NASDAQ:SSYS)

Stratasys to Acquire Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies (NASDAQ:SSYS) | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies are leading providers of additive manufacturing services. With the addition of Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies, Stratasys is creating a leading strategic platform focused on meeting customers' additive manufacturing needs through an expanded technology and business offering. Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies provide Stratasys with significant manufacturing and end-use parts production capabilities, infrastructure, capacity and process know-how, which are expected to accelerate and enable further adoption of additive manufacturing. The combination of Solid Concepts' deep knowledge of manufacturing and vertical focus, such as medical and aerospace, and Harvest Technologies' experience in parts production, as well as materials and systems know-how, together with RedEye, strengthens Stratasys' direct digital manufacturing and parts production expertise.

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$19 Million Funding Awarded for Additive Manufacturing Projects

The call for entries focused on five technical topic areas: design for additive manufacturing, AM materials, process and equipment, qualification and certification, and knowledge-base development. The 15 selected projects span a variety of AM processes and materials with near-term technical achievements that address a comprehensive set of priorities, needs, gaps, and opportunities within the AM and 3D printing industry

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Here is the list of funded projects.

AM of Biomedical Devices from Bioresorbable Metallic Alloys for Medical Applications


3D Printing Multi-Functionality: AM for Aerospace Applications


Metal Alloys and Novel Ultra-Low-Cost 3D Weld Printing Platform for Rapid Prototyping and Production

 

A Database Relating Powder Properties to Process Outcomes for Direct Metal AM

 

High-Throughput Functional Material Deposition Using a Laser Hot Wire Process

 

Development of Knowledgebase of Deposition Parameters for Ti-6Al-4V and IN718

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Development of Distortion Prediction and Compensation Methods for Metal Powder-Bed AM

 

Developing Topology Optimization Tools that Enable Efficient Design of AM Cellular Structures

 

Automatic Finishing of Metal AM Parts to Achieve Required Tolerances & Surface Finishes

 

Electron Beam Melted Ti-6Al-4V AM Demonstration and Allowables Development


Optimization of Parallel Consolidation Method for Industrial Additive Manufacturing

 

Accelerated Adoption of AM Technology in the American Foundry Industry

 

Development of a Low-Cost ‘Lens® Engine’


In-Process Quality Assurance for Laser Powder Bed Production of Aerospace Components

 

Refining Microstructure of AM Materials to Improve Non-Destructive Inspection

 

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22 Y.O. received complete 3D Printed Cranium Replacement last December. She's back to work.

22 Y.O. received complete 3D Printed Cranium Replacement last December. She's back to work. | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

"Implants used to be made by hand in the operating theatre using a sort of cement which was far from ideal,’ Verweij said. “Using 3D printing we can make one to the exact size. This not only has great cosmetic advantages, but patients’ brain function often recovers better than using the old method.”

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The 23 hour operation was performed by neurologist Bon Verweij, surgeon Marvick Muradin, and their highly skilled team.

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Watching the picture I took for granted that it was some stereolithography material out of an Additive Manufacturing machine. My fault for that.

Going deeper into the story I found no evidence of the use of Additive technology to manufacture the implant. Apparently it has gone through the everyday routine of:

*   CAT and computer 3D model 

*   Some design

*   Stereolithography for a 3D model

*   Using the model as a Master to produce a silicone rubber (or other materials) mould

*   Casting or injecting some liquid PMMA

So apparently this is not such a "FIRST IN THE WORLD"

 

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3D Printing in Medical Applications Market

3D Printing in Medical Applications Market | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
3D Printing in Medical Applications Market (Medical Implants (Dental, Orthopedic, Cranio-maxillofacial), Surgical Guides, Surgical Instruments, Bio-engineered Products) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019 Market Research Report Published in 2013-08-29 by Transparency Market Research
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Again, a wonderful price of US$ 4595

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A Chinese Artist Has Done Something Incredible With Paper. By hand, not with a 3d printer

A Chinese Artist Has Done Something Incredible With Paper. By hand, not with a 3d printer | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Li Hongbo's mesmerizing sculptures are currently on view at Klein Sun Gallery in New York.
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This is not AM. Layers of paper in an absolutely amazing way.

 

Possibly this could also be done with a lot of design with an MCor machine. Worth watching

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3D printed hip puts teenager back on her feet

3D printed hip puts teenager back on her feet | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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Nice explanation of the whole process

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Materialise Acquires Leading Polish Prototyping Center, e-Prototypy

Materialise Acquires Leading Polish Prototyping Center, e-Prototypy | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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e-Prototypy offers a broad range of 3D printing solutions, with a specialization in the production of laser sintered components, and has invested in scanning and reverse engineering services in recent years.


Materialise is leader in software for AM as well as as leader as a services provider. Buying other services companies makes them even worse competitors for their software customers. It is like 3D systems buying service providers and destroying their market for machines.

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Next Generation 3D Printer: direct silicone

Next Generation 3D Printer: direct silicone | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Picsima is the next generation 3D Printer, currently under development by UK based Fripp Design and Research.

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The idea for 3D Printing silicone directly came as a result of a technical challenge in 3D Printing soft tissue prostheses. The current method is a two stage process which involves 3D printing a colour scaffold (using 3D Systems ZCorp technology) which is post processed by infiltrating with medical grade silicone under pressure. Although the prostheses are, visually, stunning; when they are flexed the scaffold material delaminates from the silicone demonstrating 'crazing' lines. This was the motivator for wanting to 3D Print silicone directly.

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EOS — Two decades of Risk and Rewards

EOS — Two decades of Risk and Rewards | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
EOS GmbH, based deep in the forests of southern Germany, are one of the most recognisable names in the AM and 3D printing world. To get the whole of the EOS story directly from founder and CEO Dr. Hans J. Langer, TCT took a trip to Munich…
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The 3D Printed Little Black Spine Fashion Statement

The 3D Printed Little Black Spine Fashion Statement | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Daniel Widrig founded his studio in London after graduating from the Architectural Association, and he went on to work for renowned architect and designer, Zaha Hadid...
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http://www.danielwidrig.com/

Lots of interesting works by this designer

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This time it looks worth the cost: Osteoid Medical cast with attachable ultrasound bone healing stimulator.

This time it looks worth the cost: Osteoid Medical cast with attachable ultrasound bone healing stimulator. | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Viewing Osteoid Medical cast, attachable bone stimulator at A' Design Award.
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Stratasys buys 3rd company in a week: Interfacial Solutions. Doing the same as 3DSystems?

Stratasys buys 3rd company in a week: Interfacial Solutions. Doing the same as 3DSystems? | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Interfacial Solutions, a provider of thermoplastics R&D and production services, has been a production partner to Stratasys for its FDM product lines over the past three years. It has been instrumental in the research and development for, and is the producer of, some of Stratasys' thermoplastic material.

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Additive manufacturing is taking hold in aerospace sector

Additive manufacturing is taking hold in aerospace sector | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

 Pratt & Whitney, the US-based aerospace manufacturer, which has created the first working aero-engine to use additively manufactured parts. The PurePower PW1500G, contained 24, from simple brackets to more complex central engine components designed to withstand high temperatures

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P&W’s Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine is a game-changer for the industry. It is the first series of Pratt & Whitney engines to use powder-bed additive manufacturing and now has more than 5,000 engine orders and commitments, including options.

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3D Systems Acquires Medical Modeling | Medical Modeling

3D Systems Acquires Medical Modeling | Medical Modeling | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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- April 2, 2014 - 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced that it acquired Medical Modeling Inc., a leading provider of personalized surgical treatments and patient specific medical devices, including virtual surgical planning and clinical transfer tools using 3D modeling and printing that is rapidly changing how reconstructive surgery is done today.  The company expects this acquisition to be immediatley accretive to its net income.

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My fault: Misleading headline again. 22 Y.O. received complete Cranium Replacement CAST ON A MOULD, MADE WITH THE HELP OF A 2d printed MASTER.

My fault: Misleading headline again. 22 Y.O. received complete Cranium Replacement CAST ON A MOULD, MADE WITH THE HELP OF A 2d printed MASTER. | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

I want to apologize to all my followers for following the hype and not being critical enough before posting. 


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Carlos Garcia Pando's curator insight, March 26, 11:52 AM

The 23 hour operation was performed by neurologist Bon Verweij, surgeon Marvick Muradin, and their highly skilled team.

Carlos Garcia Pando's curator insight, March 31, 5:02 AM

Watching the picture I took for granted that it was some stereolithography material out of an Additive Manufacturing machine. My fault for that.

Going deeper into the story I found no evidence of the use of Additive technology to manufacture the implant. Apparently it has gone through the everyday routine of:

*   CAT and computer 3D model 

*   Some design

*   Stereolithography for a 3D model

*   Using the model as a Master to produce a silicone rubber (or other materials) mould

*   Casting or injecting some liquid PMMA

So apparently this is not such a "FIRST IN THE WORLD"

 

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Callaghan Innovation co-invests in metal Additive Manufacturing: EOS M270

Callaghan Innovation co-invests in metal Additive Manufacturing: EOS M270 | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Callaghan Innovation and the Titanium Industry Development Association (TiDA) have jointly purchased a Selective Laser Melting instrument, now in operation at TiDA’s Tauranga site.

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Having the Callaghan Innovation team onsite will promote closer working ties and will enhance our materials research capability. We are already seeing the results with new products for companies already being worked on and a faster product turn-around through the combination of the two sets of skills.”

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Gartner Predicts Possible Ban on Bioprinting by 2016

Gartner Predicts Possible Ban on Bioprinting by 2016 | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
While miraculous promises of bioprinting are being lauded in headlines around the world, one recent report predicts stiff ethical and...
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GARTNER:

"3D bioprinting facilities with the ability to print human organs and tissue will advance far faster than general understanding and acceptance of the ramifications of this technology," Gartner Research Director Pete Basiliere said.

 

Dr. Stuart Williams, who is leading the effort to bioprint a human heart at CII, doesn't foresee any sort of extended ban on the horizon:

"It reminds me of the 50s when people had concerns about the polio vaccine," he said. "You know, people had concerns about the polio vaccine, but it worked. As long as this product works as well as expected, the patients will demand it."

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Gary Miller's curator insight, February 19, 6:30 AM

What would you do? Tough decisions and arguments are sure to follow.

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Bioprinting cartilage into people is doctor's goal

Bioprinting cartilage into people is doctor's goal | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Dr. Darryl D'Lima of Scripps Clinic plans to bioprint cartilage inside the knee.
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Carlos Garcia Pando's curator insight, February 10, 6:00 PM

Meaning the printing would take place directly onto existing bone or damaged cartilage, in open air, under anesthesia. I don't see it as a close future application, although printing hip or knee cartilage on demand and then placing them in the patients body should be possible.

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MCor Technologies gets €15m investment from Silicon Valley

MCor Technologies gets €15m investment from Silicon Valley | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
One of Europe's fastest-growing 3D printing firms, Louth-based MCor, is closing in on a new round of funding worth up to €15m, according to its chief executive.
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Everything 3D Systems Does Not Want You To Know About Their Business

Everything 3D Systems Does Not Want You To Know About Their Business | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Citron presents an irrefutable financial model that explains how unsupportable DDD’s current stock price is, to any analyst, CFO, or shareholder.

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Note that despite management’s obvious stream of hype, there are three topics the magician never brings up, because anything he’d say would be an obvious lie.

1) Never claims superior technology
2) Never discusses competition in a realistic way. The illusion really breaks down if this topic comes up.
3) Never acknowledges that 3D Systems’ consumer initiative is failing miserably.

 

With Avi as the frontman for 3D Systems, he wants you to think that he is the true expert in the industry. But the actual one -Terry Wohlers- said:

“However, a significant number of machines bought by hobbyists are also sitting idle. They generally print out a part or two and forget about it.”

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Additive manufacturing will drive the next aerospace technology revolution

Additive manufacturing will drive the next aerospace technology revolution | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

The race is on and the aerospace sector is leading the way as more aerospace companies wake up to the potential of additive manufacturing of lighter, cheaper engine parts, produced with minimum waste.

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Ahead of the pack is Pratt & Whitney, the US-based aerospace manufacturer who, along with aircraft-maker Bombardier, recently celebrated the first test flight of the CSeries aircraft, powered by PurePower® PW1500G engines. The PW1500G engine will contain 24 additively manufactured metal parts when it enters service in 2015.

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RTI International Metals, Inc. Acquires Directed Manufacturing, $23 M deal

RTI International Metals, Inc. Acquires Directed Manufacturing, $23 M deal | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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