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HARP 3D printer delivers record throughput in 3D printing Researchers at Northwest University in Illinois have developed a new 3D printer that can supposedly print at record speed, around half a yard per hour, a ground-breaking throughput in the world of 3D printing. The system is known as HARP and is based on a patent-pending version of SLA technology.

Tethon 3D granted patent for binder jet additive manufacturing method Tethon 3D has been granted a patent for a binder jet additive manufacturing method and is stepping up its pursuit of a partner to commercialise the technology.

Markforged opens 25,000-square-foot material fabrication facility to address increasing demand Markforged has announced the opening of a 25,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Billerica, Massachusetts to address the demand for materials. The new space will more the double the 3D printing vendor's production capacity and support the increasing applications of its composite and metal additive manufacturing platforms.

ScanLAB to release fiberSYS additive manufacturing scan head ScanLAB, a German manufacturer of scanning equipment, is set to release a new metal additive manufacturing scan head, the fiberSYS, at Formnext 2019 in Frankfurt from November 19-22. This scan head is designed as an all-in-one system to efficiently optimize laser systems and machine building systems.

What to see at Formnext 2019: Lithoz, TRUMPF, Sigma Labs, Stratasys, FELIXprinters Europe's leading additive manufacturing exhibition and conference Formnext will be returning from 19 to 22 November 2019. Due to significant growth from the 2018 show Formnext 2019, with over 740 exhibitors, will take place in Halls 11 and 12 of the Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds.

3D printed cabin parts now possible with SAE International polymer specifications Global engineering standards association SAE International has published its first specifications for additive manufacturing polymers used in the aerospace sector. In particular, the documentation refers to the process of, and material used in, Fused Filament Fabrication.

Stratasys adds new 3D printing materials for tooling and "production-grade" parts Stratasys has launched a new line of durable, temperature and chemical resistant thermoplastics designed for 3D printed tooling and "production-grade" parts. The new FDM materials include Antero 840CN03 for the Stratasys Fortus F900 3D printer, and Diran 410MF07 and ABS-ESD7 for the Stratasys F370 3D printer.

Integrating living cells into fine structures created in a 3D printer Tissue growth and the behavior of cells can be controlled and investigated particularly well by embedding the cells in a delicate 3D framework. This is achieved using additive 3D printing methods - so called "bioprinting" techniques.

Markforged opens new facility to support 3D printer materials production Award-winning composite and metal 3D printer provider Markforged has announced the opening of a 25,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Billerica, Massachusetts. The new site aims to support the company's material production, which increased by 81% over the past year.

2019 NAMIC Global Additive Manufacturing Summit Day One Our bellies full of hawker food we walk towards the Singapore Expo. We're two and two becoming part of NAMIC's Global Additive Manufacturing Summit a small part of a significant attempt of the candle power heavy nation of Singapore to become a nexus of 3D printing.

Formnext brings U.S. and international standards into focus at upcoming event This year, for the first time ever, Formnext has named an official partner country for its 2019 expo: the United States. Through the first iteration of its partner country program, Formnext will feature a number of U.S.-centric events at its upcoming trade show in Frankfurt, including a U.S.

Meltio: An International Joining of Forces to Revolutionize the 3D Market Meltio is a new company specialized in applying additive manufacturing and 3D scanning to industrial sectors such as aerospace, architecture, automotive, medical, education, electronics, and machining.

Artificial intelligence and simulation In order to accelerate product development, further simulation capacity upgrades and connections to high-precision designs were required. The SPDM constructed in this instance has revolutionized the Toyo Tire development process.

3D printing specialist completes $5.2m funding round A Sheffield-headquartered 3D printing specialist has raised $5.2m through a new funding round led by DSM Venturing and Foresight. Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd specialises in the post-processing of 3D printed parts.

Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd. Raises $5.2 Million in Series A Equity Round Led by DSM Venturing Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd. has just finished raising $5.2 million upon completing a Series A equity round. Led by DSM Venturing, the venture capital arm of Royal DSM, and Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund, this round of funding will both increase AMT's global presence as well as commercialize their automated systems further.

Ganit Goldstein and Prusa Research: Wearable Collection of 3D Printed Shoes and Outfits For a few years now, we've followed the work of Israeli fashion designer Ganit Goldstein, ever since she was a second year jewelry and fashion student at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.

SCC Receives Another Grant From NSF: Developing Mobile 3D Printing Platform for Training The Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence at Somerset Community College in Kentucky has received the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education grant award for the Mobile Additive Manufacturing Platform for 21st Century STEM Workforce Enhancement.

3D Printing & Wind Energy: Refining the Elliptical Savonius Turbine In the recently published 'Experimental Study of the Performance of the Elliptical Savonius Turbine and New Design for Blade Shape Using A 3D Printing Technology,' researchers from Malaysia and Iraq examine the efficiency of the Savonius wind turbine.

3D Printing Structures for Syrian Refugees in Jordan Could Bring Comfort to Millions In the recently published 'Evaluating The Visibility of Building Syrian Refugee Shelters by 3D Printing Technology in Jordan,' authors Mohanad Akeila, Kelvin Kuok King Kuok, and N.H.

TECLA, a 3D-printed habitat, is now under construction Mario cucinella architects and WASP, italian specialists in 3D-printing, have begun the construction of TECLA - a prototype for a 3D-printed habitat. currently under construction near bologna, italy, the project responds to pressing societal issues such as exponential population increase and a lack of affordable accommodation.

Voxel8 Announces Series B Funding Round to Advance Its Multi-Material Digital Fabrication Massachusetts-based Voxel8 was co-founded in 2014 by an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers from Harvard University, led by Doctor Jennifer Lewis. The company is working to develop digital manufacturing systems that will change up how we design, manufacture, and sell footwear and athletic apparel around the world.

3YOURMIND provides AM automation software to leading French 3D service Having identified this need, 3YOURMIND is providing AM order management software to bring accuracy, speed and transparency to companies dealing with additive manufacturing order processing and order management. You can think of their solution as bringing all communications onto one digital platform.

New Air Force-developed steel with 3D printing capability cuts costs while retaining strength Air Force scientist has developed a state-of-the-art low alloy, high-performance steel that can be powdered and 3D printed into components, and other replacements parts for military and commercial applications. The new steel was invented by Doctor Rachel Ann Abrahams of the U.S.

EnableCon 2019 - New 3D Printed Prosthetic Designs This year, 3D Universe was able to attend and spend a few days getting to see some of the incredible and promising 3D printed prosthetic designs that are coming out of places like the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Guala and Mexico, as well as right here in the USA.

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