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3D PRINTED METAL PART FLOWN FOR FIRST TIME ON UK FIGHTER JET

3D PRINTED METAL PART FLOWN FOR FIRST TIME ON UK FIGHTER JET | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

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.

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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.

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FDA Clearance for joimax EndoLIF On-Cage: 3D-Printed Fusion Implant

FDA Clearance for joimax EndoLIF On-Cage: 3D-Printed Fusion Implant | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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Irvine, California – July 13, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) – The German company joimax®, developer of technologies and training methods for minimally invasive endoscopic spinal surgery, today announced it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Endoscopic Lumbar Interbody Fusion, or EndoLIF® On-Cage.

The EndoLIF On-Cage consists of titanium alloy, produced with Electron Beam Melt (EBM) technology. The cage displays a porous surface with diamond cell structure, providing an optimal base for cell proliferation and bone growth. Two large openings, which may be filled with autogenous bone, support the creation of a straight column for fusion.

Two German spine specialists, have already performed more than 200 out of 600 EndoLIF procedures in Europe. 

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Hot firing of world’s first 3D-printed platinum thruster chamber

Hot firing of world’s first 3D-printed platinum thruster chamber | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
The world’s first spacecraft thruster with a platinum combustion chamber and nozzle made by 3D printing has passed its baptism of fire with a series of firings lasting more than an hour and 618 ignitions.
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New Free Metal Additive Manufacturing Report From NIST

New Free Metal Additive Manufacturing Report From NIST | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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This cause-and-effect breakout can guide research to develop measurement and sensing capabilities as well as modeling and simulation tools—all with the aim of enabling better process control," says NIST mechanical engineer Brandon Lane, one of the report's authors


Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.8036


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The Business Case for Materialise NV

The Business Case for Materialise NV | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
The Business Case for Materialise NV
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Interesting data on Materialise.

Despite its relatively small revenue base and market capitalization of about $390 million, Materialise has delivered over 24 years of consecutive revenue growth. Such a proven track record suggests that the business is well-run and could remain in a position to capitalize on the overall rise of 3D printing. However, before an investment case can be made, prospective Materialise investors should first determine if they feel the company's underlying financials, growth opportunities, risks, and valuation are in favor of them making it a long-term investment

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Students Develop 6-Axis Robotic 3D Printer Inspired by Spiderwebs

Students Develop 6-Axis Robotic 3D Printer Inspired by Spiderwebs | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Personally, I hate spiders. Even though they're impressive, versatile creatures with a surprising amount of benefits to the environment and general circle of li
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I really like this one, as a proof of concept. The students took only three weeks to complete this project.

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When will missleading headlines end: "Objet 3D Printed “Microswimmer” Opens Door to Self-Propelled Biomedical Industry"

When will missleading headlines end: "Objet 3D Printed “Microswimmer” Opens Door to Self-Propelled Biomedical Industry" | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

They used an Objet 260 Connex system to make a 3D printed mold. The negative for the micro-scallop mold was printed using Stratasys’ RGD 525 high-temperature resistant material.

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Sorry, but I strongly disagree with missleading headlines like this. They didn't print any device but just moulds, that could have been otherwise made by traditional means. 
The original headline doesn't have the same punch as it doesn't use the "3D-printed" hook.

For me, it would have been  "using a screwdriver..", or "baseed on a CAD design"


The original paper's title is equally interesting without the 3d printed thing:

Swimming by reciprocal motion at low Reynolds number

 

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141104/ncomms6119/full/ncomms6119.html

 


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Design News - Engineering Materials - Report: Metamaterials Will Partly Depend on Additive Manufacturing

Design News - Engineering Materials - Report: Metamaterials Will Partly Depend on Additive Manufacturing | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
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Meniscus Regenerated with 3D-Printed Implant - Columbia University Medical Center

Meniscus Regenerated with 3D-Printed Implant  - Columbia University Medical Center | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
CUMC scientists have created a 3D-printed implant that stimulates stem cells to regenerate the meniscus, cartilage that cushions and protects the knee.
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The scaffold is manufactured in polycaprolactone, and infused with two recombinant human proteins: connective growth factor (CTGF) and transforming growth factor β3 (TGFβ3). Dr. Mao’s team found that sequential delivery of these two proteins attracts existing stem cells from the body and induces them to form meniscal tissue.For a meniscus to properly form, however, the proteins must be released in specific areas of the scaffold in a specific order. This is accomplished by encapsulating the proteins in two types of slow-dissolving polymeric microspheres, first releasing CTGF (to stimulate production of the outer meniscus) and then TGFβ3 (to stimulate production of the inner meniscus). Finally, the protein-infused scaffold is inserted into the knee. In sheep, the meniscus regenerates in about four to six weeks. Eventually, the scaffold dissolves and is eliminated by the body.

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HP 3D printing with Multi Jet Fusion™ technology | HP® Official Site

HP 3D printing with Multi Jet Fusion™ technology | HP® Official Site | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology enables the world to realize the full potential of 3D printing—in full-color, highly functional parts.
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Thrust Chamber Assembly Using Copper Alloy Additive Manufacturing Technology | Aerojet Rocketdyne

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on an advanced rocket engine Thrust Chamber Assembly (TCA) using copper alloy additive manufacturing technology. This testing, conducted for the first time in the industry, was done with cooperation between Aerojet Rocketdyne, NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate Game-Changing Development Program and NASA's Glenn Research Center under a Space Act Agreement.

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Last Aug 18, 2014 Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced it had recently been awarded a contract by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base through the Defense Production Act Title III Office for large-scale additive manufacturing development and demonstration. The contract will secure multiple large selective laser melting machines to develop liquid rocket engine applications for national security space launch services. Aerojet Rocketdyne and its subcontractors will design and develop larger scale parts to be converted from conventional manufacturing to additive manufacturing.

Now, they present results from a lot of hot fire tests on copper parts. Does it indicate UK-based 3T-RPD are behind this? 

http://www.3trpd.co.uk/3t-success-with-pure-copper-am-production/

 

They also indicate that they have been working with 10 inch machines and the new system is bigger, so they are probably talking about the new ESO M-400 (http://www.eos.info/systems_solutions/metal/systems_equipment/eos_m_400)

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FDA Clears 3-D Printed Osteotomy Truss System from 4WEB Medica

FDA Clears 3-D Printed Osteotomy Truss System from 4WEB Medica | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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“Similar to the technology used in bridges, skyscrapers, and airplane wings, truss designs provide strong structural support and integrity when implanted within the body with the goal of sustaining angular corrections,” said John Crates, M.D., a foot and ankle surgeon based in Plano, Texas. “Additionally, the structural mechanics and surface topology of the Osteotomy Truss System promote osseous incorporation and potentially accelerate healing.” 

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EOS industrial 3D printing flight-certified components

EOS industrial 3D printing flight-certified components | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Aerospace: Making Production-Grade, Flight-Certified Hardware Using Industrial 3D Printing


The Bell 429: Parts of the Environmental Control System (ECS) of this commercial helicopter were produced by using EOS technology (courtesy Bell Helicopters)

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Customuse - SLS polyamide AM customisable electric guitars

Customuse - SLS polyamide AM customisable electric guitars | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Customisable 3D printed electric guitars at an affordable price for eeveryday musicians, who wish to express their personality through their instrument...

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After Olaf Diegel's amazing creations, an english startup sells these guitars

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World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Sternum Implanted Successfully in Patient With Giant Tumor

World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Sternum Implanted Successfully in Patient With Giant Tumor | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
A woman in China just received the world’s first 3D printed titanium sternum implant thanks to a team of innovative doctors at the Tang Du Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University.
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Another US $ 4.595 forecast on 3D Printing Industry in Medical Applications, Healthcare Market

Global Industry Analysis of Medical Applications 3D Printing Market Size, Share, Growth Trend and Forecast 2013 - 2019 By Medical Implants, Surgical Instruments Products.
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What's new from the last issue?

This time they separate four market segments: implants, surgical guides, surgical instruments and bio-engineered products.

The market size and forecast in terms of USD million for each product type has been provided for the period 2011 to 2019, considering 2012 as the base year.

Interestingly enough they identify  Equipment OEMs as Significant Players, when none of them plays this game.

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GE Aviation’s First Additive Manufactured Part Takes Off on a GE90 Engine

GE Aviation’s First Additive Manufactured Part Takes Off on a GE90 Engine | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
GE Aviation is the world's leading manufacturer of military and commercial aircraft jet engines. It produces and services large and small jet engines for airlines, charter and leasing companies and military aircraft and also supplies marine and industrial engines.
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The Leap engine concept carries 19 AM parts. Coming soon!

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Advanced Manufacturing Is Reshaping Aircraft Design | MIT Technology Review

Advanced Manufacturing Is Reshaping Aircraft Design | MIT Technology Review | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Advanced manufacturing technologies are leading to smaller jet engines.
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Frank Preli, chief engineer for materials and process engineering at the company, anticipates the possibility of radical new aircraft designs “like many engines embedded in a wing for ultra-aerodynamic efficiency.”

 

Such a design could have many benefits, says Mark Drela, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT. Distributing engines along the trailing edge of wings and in the rear of the fuselage can theoretically cut fuel consumption by 20 percent and decrease an aircraft’s weight. 

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Global 3D Printing Market in Healthcare Industry 2015-2019 expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.74 percent

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global 3D Printing market in the Healthcare industry to grow at a CAGR of 14.74 percent over the period 2014-2019.

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TechNavio's report, the Global 3D Printing Market in the Healthcare Industry 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the landscape of the Global 3D Printing market in the Healthcare industry and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report includes a detailed discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.Single user license US$ 2500

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Derby the dog: Running on 3D Printed Prosthetics

Derby the dog was born with very small forelegs and no front paws. This resulted in his ending up in the care of Hillsborough, New Hampshire-based dog rescue group, Peace and Paws. Fortunately, he then proceeded into the foster home of Tara Anderson. She works for 3D printing company 3D Systems (3DS), and set about using her employer's technology to make him a set of prostheses. As a result, he's now able to run for the first time.

Anderson worked with animal orthotist Derrick Campana and two of her 3DS co-workers, designers Kevin Atkins and Dave DiPinto.

 

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Ricoh Launches 3D Printing Related Business

Tokyo, September 8, 2014. Ricoh Company, Ltd. announced the launch of an additive manufacturing business (AM Business) centered on 3D printers. Through this new business, Ricoh will sell 3D printers and its associated output service directly to manufacturing customers, as well as provide consulting services to these customers using first-hand knowledge and experience.  

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There are a number of 3D printing methods, including inkjet, material extrusion, and laser sintering. Ricoh has its own technologies related to inkjet, materials, and powders, which are necessary elements to produce these outputs. In particular, Ricoh directly sells inkjet heads utilizing laminated piezoelectric technology to industrial customers worldwide, which are widely used for paper printing and a variety of media, including signage, graphics, and three-dimensional fabrication. Ricoh will continue its research and development, leveraging its experience and technologies, while also consider in-house production and sales of 3D printers.

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Oxford Performance Materials Launches First Two Grades of Proprietary PEKK-Based OXFAB(R) 3D Printing Technology for Aerospace and Industrial Applications

 Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) today announced the launch and availability of the first two grades of its OXFAB® 3D printing technology for aerospace and industrial applications – OXFAB-N and OXFAB-ESD. OXFAB is OPM's proprietary technology platform and formulation of poly-ether-ketone-ketone (PEKK), an ultra-high performance polymer with exceptional strength, chemical resistance, low and high temperature performance, radiation resistance, superior wear properties and ultra-low outgassing – all of which are critical to aerospace and industrial applications.

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Magics19, Expertise at your fingertips | Software for additive manufacturing

Magics19, Expertise at your fingertips | Software for additive manufacturing | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

For this latest release, many features such as labeling and cutting have been improved, and thereporting functionality has been upgraded to give you more control over how quotations are generated. In addition to the large number of enhanced feature

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Global 3D Printing Materials Market 2014-2018

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global 3D Printing Materials market to grow at a CAGR of 19.97 percent over the period 2013-2018. 

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ARCAM buys customer DISANTO, gains position in 3D PRINTING implants

ARCAM buys customer DISANTO, gains position in 3D PRINTING implants | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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Last year, Arcam’s shares soared a 530% thanks to the hype in 3D printing trending topic (http://3dprinting-stocks.com/swedens-arcam-share-price-has-soared-530-in-the-past-year/). DiSanto Technology, founded in 1967 had bought 2 Arcam machines, and last year generated $12 million in revenue. Arcam acquired DiSanto Technology in a $15.8 million cash deal.

Read Arcam’s 2013 report here: http://ir.arcam.se/files/Arcam-Annual-Report-2013.pdf

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Norge SLS 3d Printers: low cost Selective Laser Sintering

Norge SLS 3d Printers: low cost Selective Laser Sintering | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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In December 2005 this was the price range for low cost FDM machines, whith half the building volume, at EUROMOLD.

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