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HOUSTON – Reports surfaced on Monday that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) was reportedly looking at 3D printing companies including Quantum International (OTCBB:QUAN).
Here we go: 3D systems started to buy everything they found interesting, as Z-Corp, service bureaus, FOC, etc. Stratasys buys Objet, Amazon sells plastic wires for the "home" extrusion 3Dprinters.
GE buys Morris Technologies and triggers industrial interest in AM
A few days ago we heard of UPS investing in 3d printers to offer services and now Apple wanting to invest.
In some months we'll see banks offering 3D printing machines for your savings
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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.
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.”
While miraculous promises of bioprinting are being lauded in headlines around the world, one recent report predicts stiff ethical and...
"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."
What would you do? Tough decisions and arguments are sure to follow.
Dr. Darryl D'Lima of Scripps Clinic plans to bioprint cartilage inside the knee.
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.
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.
Citron presents an irrefutable financial model that explains how unsupportable DDD’s current stock price is, to any analyst, CFO, or shareholder.
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.”
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.
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.
At Safran, 3D printing is very much part of the here and now.
Another of the big guys in Aerospace and Defence Plays the game od AM. No doubt 2014 is the year. And Another EOS machine for this
A wonderful example of how Additive Manufacturing -or 3D printing as it is called now- can save NY almost $3 billion.
Dedicated to Enrico Dini, with my admiration.
I've prepared this presentation to show a wonderful example of an Additive Manufacturing solution for real world problems, at an industrial scale, with an impact on citizens, that creates job, and preserves the environment.
Touchscreen LCD desktop 3D printer starting <$2k using LASER based tech for high speed prints, 7"x7"x9" build area, and detail.
Another succesful Kickstarter in the SLA, and at a great price also
A 3D metal camera bracket was successfully flown from our airfield at Warton in Lancashire.
BAE SYSTEMS say they have engineers designing and producing 3D printed plastic functional components at RAF Marham to support the aircraft when it is being maintained on the ground. These parts include protective covers for Tornado cockpit radios, support struts on the air intake door and protective guards for Power Take-off shafts. Use of these parts will cut the cost of repairs, maintenance and service to the Royal Air Force to the tune of more than £1.2 million over the next four years.
Well, a metal camera bracket may not seem a significant or interesting but -as they say- it paves the way for other parts. Everyting in a plane has an importance if it breaks: it can damage other components or the pilot.
The infrastructure of New York's shoreline is in bad shape and 3D printing company D-Shape is ready to take on the job of repairing it.
All told, the D-Shape plan is expected to save the city around $2.9 billion dollars.
The process will begin with a 3D scan of each damaged piling. Then, the D-Shape team will work with the physics of the problem. They will use a generative algorithm to design something like a customized concrete Band-Aid that wraps around the pilings to shore them up.
Once they have the design down, the supports will be printed using the D-Shape 3D printer. After printing, the concrete supports will be floated out and installed. D-Shape also has plans to work with local artists to give the supports a bit of visual appeal.
3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental says rapid advancements in 3D printing technology will spark a wave of business innovation.
3D Printing in Medical Applications Market (Medical Implants (Dental, Orthopedic, Cranio-maxillofacial), Surgical Guides, Surgical Instruments, Bio-engineered Products) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019 Market Research Report Published in 2013-08-29 by Transparency Market Research
Again, a wonderful price of US$ 4595
Li Hongbo's mesmerizing sculptures are currently on view at Klein Sun Gallery in New York.
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
Nice explanation of the whole process
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.
Picsima is the next generation 3D Printer, currently under development by UK based Fripp Design and Research.
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.
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…
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...
Lots of interesting works by this designer
3D Printing has a new enthusiast: Lady Gaga. But then, given the pop star’s penchant for pushing the boundaries of fashion, it was only natural that she should be drawn to 3D printing, a technology that is reimagining the possibilities of fashion.
Obviously I wouldn't have expected her to be an AM ambassador. But anyway, every way to raise awareness is welcome.
55 minutes video explaining all sectors of 3DS involment in consumer and prosumer market
Read this article from Peter Way
"3D Systems is talking about complete solutions, not hardware. They are positioning and branding a range of products for specific customer segments. They talk of what customers can do with the products — the valuable output, and why they should be appealing rather than speeds and feeds. This is likely to bring them success in areas where customers actually agree. Products are being presented with the software and input devices that are needed to make the process of printing easy. Naturally, it is too early to tell how well it will all work together, but ease of use is extremely important in getting end-user adoption."
Andy Jeffrey (06:44) presents the ceramic printing as a new 3DS product, formerly by FIGULO.
In the report's introduction, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg pledges to remain committed to personalized medicine. “I have made it a priority to continue to evolve FDA’s regulatory processes in response to—and in anticipation of—scientific developments that are critical for the development of personalized therapeutics and diagnostics,” she said.
The report touches on several substantive issues of particular interest to the medical device industry, including:
Metal Laser Sintering Hybrid Milling Machine LUMEX Avance-25 It is for details here. http://www.matsuura.co.jp/english/contents/products/lumex.html
Dating from 2011 this company is to enter the american market with Mitsubishi
see this http://3dprintingindustry.com/2014/01/03/mitsubishi-enters-american-3d-printing-market-metal-3d-printer-platform-matsuura-machinery/#!
THERE are now a score or more of ways to print objects out of metal, plastic or both by building them up, layer by layer, into the finished article. But such 3D...
That price tag (500.000) demonstrates two things. The first is that machine-tool makers are beginning to recognise 3D printing is going to be important in the factory of the future, not just for making models and prototypes (as is already happening) but also finished goods. The second is that additive manufacturing can complement subtractive manufacturing, as well as compete with it. If it work—and sells—the Lasertec could be the first of many such hybrids.