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Growing implants the new frontier for orthopaedics

Growing implants the new frontier for orthopaedics | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Internationally recognised, Enztec in Christchurch, New Zealand is a leader of the design and development in orthopaedic medical devices.

 

They have partnered Medical Modelling to use their EBM machines to produce their parts

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How 3D Printing is Blazing New Medical Frontiers | Johnson & Johnson | Johnson & Johnson

How 3D Printing is Blazing New Medical Frontiers | Johnson & Johnson | Johnson & Johnson | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it


 
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Something which is now common ground for small and remarkably innovative companies since the early 2000's (See http://www.socinser.com/) is presented as J&J innovation here.
Furthermore, the reasons are old too, and the workflow is, again, common ground for many others: CT SCAN +3D model +custom design + 3D printing personalised implant and surgical tools. I will not cite them all, big or small.
I hope they have something else under their sleeves and just show this when they feel it safe and riskless.
 
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What is the Additive story here?:  Boeing wins $679 mln U.S. defense contract -Pentagon1

What is the Additive story here?:  Boeing wins $679 mln U.S. defense contract -Pentagon1 | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Boeing Co is beingawarded a $679 million fixed-price, incentive-firm target U.S.defense contract for the procurement of seven EA-18G aircraftand associated airborne electronic attack kits, and five F/A-18Eaircraft, the Pentagon said on Monday. (Reporting by Eric Beech)
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The story here is Each Hornet features at least 150 laser sintered metal parts.
There is another point: Whereas General Electric focuses on vertical integration (they want to do it all in-house) Boeing intends to empower the supply chain. “We want to see the supply base be efficient, productive and profitability,” says Leo Christodoulou, the Director of Structures and Materials, Enterprise Operations and Technology at Boeing.
Furthermore, more than 50,000 AM parts are flying on Boeing aircraft.
Source: goo.gl/ISZmh8

 
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Shaping the future of manufacturing. Vision of an advanced factory

Be part of a new era! With the increasing use of digitalization and focus on Industry 4.0 we are looking to create a new generation of intelligent system
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EOS M 400-4 - The ultra-fast quad-laser 3D printing system for metal parts

Additive manufacturing system for the industrial production of high-quality metal parts. The EOS M 400-4 offers a large building volume combined with fou
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EOS M 400-4, at last!!!! Now four lasers to increase productivity

EOS M 400-4, at last!!!! Now four lasers to increase productivity | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Designed for industrial applications, the ultra-fast, quad-laser system takes the EOS technology to the next level in terms of productivity, part quality and scalability 
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Which of these would you call a "3dprinter"?

Which of these would you call a "3dprinter"? | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Australian company Fastbrick Robotics is developing a brick-laying 3D printer robot capable of laying up to 1,000 bricks in an hour. The robot, the Hadrian X, is expected to hit the Australian market within the next year.
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Which of these would you call a “3D printer”?

*  Nr. 1: It is able to read both digital and paper plans, even hand-sketched incomplete drawings and annotations, out of scale or with bad perspectives, thanks to its multiplatform “analog” and “bio-integrated” intelligence. It has self-correction and auto-adaptive and flexible programming features. It is able to carry its own bricks to the working place or buying more if necessary.
*  Nr. 2: It is able to read purpose-made machine code and lay bricks very accurately.
*  Nr. 3: Pumps concrete to the exact point guided by a program which resides in a co-worker (a human) with most of the abilities described in Nr. 1. With the right kind of concrete and time it can create complex 3d structures if needed, or just lay concrete on flat surfaces, on layer at a time.
*  Nr. 4: Using a plasma beam and a metal wire feed it is able to create pure 3-Dimensional structures around an object, following true three-dimensional trajectories onto complex surfaces and curvatures, angles, cavities, etc., with about ten to twenty simultaneously interpolated axes, with the same extra features of Nr.1.

The answer: Nr. 2 is called a “3dprinter”. Why?

It’s just a specialized robot to replace humans in hard tasks, but if you call it a “3dprinter” you get attention from the news, public, investors, etc. It’s a big and accurate one, mounted on a truck. And it is able of laying -I would say layering, as in the additive manufacturing- a huge amount of bricks per hour. This is good. Next version will have tools to cut and grind bricks to different sizes according to a CAD file. It may also pump mortar in the required places, although the article says nothing.

The robotic achievement here is amazing enough to be front page in itself, but Robotics is not the buzz word any more. Now you have to call it a 3D-printer.
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3D printing: the hype that has helped Additive Manufacturing become mainstream is now bursting the bubble

3D printing: the hype that has helped Additive Manufacturing become mainstream is now bursting the bubble | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
this headline, and accompanying article, is referring only to desktop 3D printing as applied to the consumer market. A market that, as stated, most agree never existed
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A market that has never existed
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Stratasys and 3DSystems: HP is not close to market yet.

Stratasys and 3DSystems: HP is not close to market yet. | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

An industry analyst at Canalys confirms that HP will now have a cost and speed lead over the competition, but the big hiccup is that the HP printers offer a speed and cost supportive of production runs for the products that require monochrome thermoplastic only.  So all the hoopla on cost and performance was for printers that only solve limited problems and is far from fully functional.

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EOS M 100 - Industrial Additive Manufacturing of complex metal parts (DMLS)

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Interesting small laser spot of just 40 micron
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For revision cases where compromised bone makes implant fixation & stability more difficult | Smith & Nephew

For revision cases where compromised bone makes implant fixation & stability more difficult | Smith & Nephew | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Smith & Nephew unveils its first 3D-printed titanium hip implant
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Another one of the big guys shows their 3D printing skills. Good the business
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Cubify no more

Cubify no more | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

It does feel as if that Cubify was a particularly Reichental endeavour, it was very quickly cut off after Avi departed the company and was clearly haemorrhaging money

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Wohlers Talk » Investment in AM

Wohlers Talk » Investment in AM | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Are these types and sizes of investments the new norm for AM? I believe they are

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Let's see what this brings to the market.

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3D Systems CEO steps down, shares fall. Stratasys is doing better

3D Systems CEO steps down, shares fall. Stratasys is doing better | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
3D printer maker 3D Systems Corp said Avi Reichental, its chief executive of 12 years, hadstepped down and Chief Legal Officer Andrew Johnson had takenover as interim CEO.
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What has happened in 5 years? See the graph. Green is 3DSystems and red is Stratasys.

The bubble is about to explode, dragging some other companies with them. Bad news for the 3D printing hype, good news for serious business in three or four weeks.

 

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Metal cutting giant buys into Additive: DMG MORI buys 50.1% Realizer 

Metal cutting giant buys into Additive: DMG MORI buys 50.1% Realizer  | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Cooperation strengthens expertise in Additive Manufacturing Together successful: Christian Thönes (on the right), Chairman of the Executive Board of DMG MORI
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Multiphoton Lithography: Tiny Castle 3-D Printed on the Tip of a Pencil

Multiphoton Lithography: Tiny Castle 3-D Printed on the Tip of a Pencil | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Multiphoton lithography (MPL) or multiphoton processing is an umbrella term for 3D printing methods relying on photochemical reactions triggered by multiphoton absorption (MPA). The most popular approach is the two-photon polymerization (2PP), also sometimes referred to as two-photon-absorbed photopolymerization, two-photon induced polymerization, two-photon lithography, two-photon laser scanning lithography, multiphoton-excited microfabrication, 3D multiphoton lithography, 3D laser lithography or even direct laser writing.

 

Due to multiphoton absorption it allows the realization of complex 3D structures with spatial resolution down to a 100 nm level. In a recent effort to demonstrate the capabilities of MPL a group of nanotechnologists has produced a tiny castle (230 µm x 250 µm x 360 µm) directly on a tip of a pencil. Its design was developed in cooperation with Daniela Mitterberger and Tiziano Derme (MäID – FutureRetrospectiveNarrative). The Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) image of produced structure appeared on the cover of the recent book “Multiphoton Lithography: Techniques, Materials, and Applications”.


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GE buys Germany's Concept Laser after SLM bid fails

GE buys Germany's Concept Laser after SLM bid fails | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
U.S. conglomerate General Electric (GE.N) has agreed to buy privately held German 3D printing firm Concept Laser for 549 million euros ($599 million), it said on Thursday, after its bid for rival SLM Solutions (AM3D.DE) failed.
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After leaving SLM solutions behind, GE buys Concept laser in a much better move for them. Better technology platform.

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GE Pays $1.4 Billion for European 3-D Printing Firms

GE Pays $1.4 Billion for European 3-D Printing Firms | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
General Electric has agreed to acquire two European 3-D printing companies for a combined $1.4 billion, marking a strong push into new ways of making aircraft and other components.
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And the companies are: Arcam Ag and SLM solutions
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Siemens buys 85% in Materials Soutions

Materials Solutions use Selective Laser Melting (SLM) technology for the manufacture of turbomachinery parts, particularly high temperature applications for gas turbines.

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Will the hype ever end? "This 3D Printer Can Detect Infectious Diseases"

Will the hype ever end? "This 3D Printer Can Detect Infectious Diseases" | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This 3D Printer Can Detect Infectious Diseases.
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Just put a an adaptor and a bit of software.
Of course is the already proved process which does the trick, the chemical and biological science underneath.
Don't they have engineers at the College Station?
But apparently someone realized there are cheap, programmable cartesian robots with heaters to do this task. But it's not thanks to this, no; now we have a "3dprinter that detects infectious diseases and amplifies DNA".
Isn't it amazing how just saying "3dprint" everything becomes a miracle?

They could have hacked a 3D coordinate measuring machine, a CMM, which is basically the same thing, only more expensive. But the headline would not be as attractive as this one.
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3D printed cast mends bones and plays music

3D printed cast mends bones and plays music | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
3d printed leg cast includes music, gyroscope, accelerometer, and WiFi for both health analysis and fun.
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A bit of too expensive development to increase hype.

If this is an exercise of just putting as many things together as you can, I believe there is a bottle opener missing. It should have an integrated counter (possible with the integrated arduino) so your doctor also knows about your drinking habits and doses. Furthermore, open a twitter account for it so it gets social and speaks with other casts too, reporting how boring or how active is its owner, what brand of bear he/she prefers, etc.
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HP details its first 3D printers; Includes pricing.

HP details its first 3D printers; Includes pricing. | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
HP Inc.'s ([[HPQ]] +0.6%) first 3D printers will be known as the Jet Fusion 3D 4200 and 3200. As the company claimed in 2014, the industrial-class printers
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Has anyone? please share. Has anyone?
please share in case you have seen one of them
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Stryker Receives FDA Clearance for Tritanium® PL Posterior Lumbar Cage | Business Wire

Stryker Receives FDA Clearance for Tritanium® PL Posterior Lumbar Cage | Business Wire | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Stryker’s Spine division announced that its Tritanium PL Posterior Lumbar Cage, an intervertebral body fusion device that aids in lumbar spinal
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A wave of textures

Designer Olivier van Herpt and StudioVanBroekhoven exploring textures made by sound vibration while 3D printing clay
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We usually avoid all types of vibration in our manufacturing systems, either traditional subtractive (CNC turning, milling, EDM, etc.) or Additive, to improve the surface quality and dimensional accuracy of the parts.

As opposite to this, spatial sound designer Ricky van Broekhoven and designer Olivier van Herpt have teamed up to use sound waves, a common form of vibration, to create textures in objects during the manufacturing process.

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Mcor Launches World’s First Full-Color, Desktop 3D Printer, Mcor ARKe - Mcor Technologies

Mcor Launches World’s First Full-Color, Desktop 3D Printer, Mcor ARKe - Mcor Technologies | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Company aims to put a 3D printer in every office, classroom, and will showcase Mcor ARKe at CES 2016 LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2015 – Mcor, the leader in industrial full-color 3D printing, today launched Mcor ARKe, the world’s first, full-color, desktop 3D printer. With Mcor ARKe, Mcor now offers their industrial quality full color …
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Looks a good and environment friendly move.

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The Michelin Group and Fives to become a major metal 3D printing player

The Michelin Group and Fives to become a major metal 3D printing player | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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What will it be?

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