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Lufthansa Technik opens Additive Manufacturing Center to develop lightweight 3D printed aerospace parts

Lufthansa Technik, the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) division of aerospace company Lufthansa, has established a new Additive Manufacturing Center in Germany to develop lightweight aircraft parts. “The new AM Center will serve as a collaborative hub where the experience and skills that Lufthansa Technik has gained in additive manufacturing can be bundled and further... Read More »

3D Systems releases ProJet MJP 2500 IC 3D printer for investment casting wax patterns

Oct 15, 2018 | By Thomas 3D Systems today unveiled its new 3D printing solution for investment casting professionals, the ProJet MJP 2500 IC. Ideal for customized metal components, bridge manufacturing and low volume production, the ProJet MJP 2500 IC produces RealWax patterns in a fraction of the time and cost compared to traditional pattern... Read More »

Additive experts on materials and the industrialisation of 3D printing

With the intention of diving deeper into the topic of additive manufacturing industrialization, Oerlikon Group’s Second Munich Technology Conference (MTC2) dedicated its second day to workshops on the major factors affecting this process. 3D Printing Industry attended the Advances in Materials for Additive Manufacturing workshop where we interviewed various 3D printing specialists on the importance... Read More »

Using 3D Printing to Blend Biology and Electronics – DesignNews

Interfacing active devices with biology in 3D printing could impact a variety of fields, from regenerative bioelectronics and smart prosthetics to biomedical devices and human-machine interfaces. Researchers at the University of Minnesota are exploring 3D printing with biology from the molecular scale of DNA and proteins to the macroscopic scale of tissues and organs. The goal is... Read More »

Scientists Invent Nanoprinted Polymer Lenses For X-ray Microscopes

October 15, 2018 While printing lenses is nothing new, the field is continually providing in-depth nanoscale applications to optical tools. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart are taking this to the next level with their new line of polymer lenses for x-ray microscopes. Thanks to the in-depth resolution of modern additive... Read More »

3D Systems Releases the ProJet MJP 2500 IC RealWax for Investment Casting

3D Systems today announced the release of the ProJet MJP 2500 IC RealWax. This 3D printer is a digital foundry solution which lets existing investment casting operators switch to 3D printing for their patterns using MJP 3D printing. 3D Systems has implemented an entire investment casting solution along with the system including materials, machines, and... Read More »

DEVELOP3D LIVE USA – event report

Danielle Applestone of Daughters of Rosie outlines plans to train women to fill the manufacturing skills gap Technology is king at DEVELOP3D Live, so it was fitting that two brand new technologies that seek to revolutionise not only the design of components, but also their fabrication got their first public airing in Boston this month... Read More »

Zhejiang University’s largest movable 3D printed grotto depicts origins of Chinese Buddhist art

Conservationists from the Yungang Grottoes Research Institute and Zhejiang University (ZJU) have created movable replicas of its 3D printed ancient Buddhist statues. The Yungang Grottoes, a UNESCO world heritage site located west of Beijing near the city of Datong, contains over 50,000 statues, carved into golden sandstone cliffs and displays the origins of Chinese Buddhist... Read More »

Review: SolidWorks 2019 [beta]

At SolidWorks World 2018 in Los Angeles earlier this year, it seemed to some attendees that Dassault Systèmes was holding back a little when it came to detailing what customers might expect from this year’s release of its widely used 3D CAD software package. Breadcrumbs have been extended to provide more insight into how a... Read More »

Scientists invent high-efficient, 3D nanoprinted polymer lenses for X-ray microscopes

Oct 15, 2018 | By Grijs Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have used 3D printing to manufacture X-ray lenses from polymeric materials with nanometer-sized features and excellent focusing capabilities. The new technique allows them to manufacture each single lens under a minute with extremely favorable X-ray optical properties, reducing... Read More »

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