Tag: australia

Australian Researchers 3D Printing Tactile Sensors with TPU and PLA Composites

In the recently published ‘An Ultrasensitive 3D Printed Tactile Sensor for Soft Robotics,’ Australian researchers Saeb Mousavi, David Howard, Chun Wang, and Shuying Wu create a new method for production of piezo-resistive tactile sensors for soft robotics, using FDM 3D printing with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and a polylactic acid-graphene (PLA-G) composite. Fabrication of tactile sensors... Read More »

An Inside Look into the ACES Lab (Part II: TRICEP)

After peeking into some of the research labs at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), located at the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) in Australia’s University of Wollongong (UOW) Innovation Campus, thanks to a virtual tour by Gordon Wallace, Executive Director of ACES, audiences were able to get a first-hand look into... Read More »

An Inside Look into the ACES Lab (Part I)

A leading scientist in the field of electromaterials and one of Australia’s visionary bioprinting enthusiasts Gordon Wallace took audiences through a virtual tour into the cutting edge research labs at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), where next-generation materials research and advanced engineering for the development of customized bioinks and bioprinters take... Read More »

Interview with Jason Chuen: Shaping Australia’s Medical 3D Printing Environment

In Australia, vascular surgeon, Jason Chuen understands that 3D printing is the exciting next step in personalized medicine, which is why he uses 3D scans and 3D printing to deliver anatomical models. During an interview with 3DPrint.com, Chuen, who is also the Director of Vascular Surgery at Austin Health and Austin Health’s 3D Medical Printing... Read More »

Additive Assurance metal 3D printing quality monitoring now open to beta customers

Additive Assurance has launched the beta version of its metal 3D printing quality assurance platform. Supported by a foundation Global Partner Network of industry members from energy, defense, and aerospace sectors, the product was soft-launched to the public at Formnext 2019 in November. Now the company, based in Melbourne, Australia, is seeking expression of interest from... Read More »

3D Printing News Briefs: May 18, 2018

We’re starting with some exciting news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving right along into business, events, and research. In Melbourne this week, Titomic has introduced its new metal 3D printer, said to be the largest and fastest in the world. Nano Dimension and voxeljet have released their financials for Q1 2018, a... Read More »

3D Printing Expansions Across the World: HP, Massivit 3D, Markforged Further Distribute Their Technology

[Image: Bojä3D via Facebook] HP‘s Multi Jet Fusion technology has been well-traveled lately, spreading around the world to the United Kingdom, to India and elsewhere. Now Multi Jet Fusion is making its way to Mexico. The first system in the country has been installed with HP customer Bojä3D, a digital manufacturing service bureau. “We are excited to... Read More »

Bespoke Bicycle Company in Australia Creates Prize-Winning Bike with 3D Printed Frame Components

(L-R) Engineers Ben Schultz, James Woolcock, and Dean McGeary started Bastion Cycles with the help of their redundancy payouts from Toyota. [Image: Luis Enrique Ascui] We have three bicycles on the back porch of our home, all of which are used hand-me-downs. We don’t often ride bikes, so we don’t really mind that they’re not... Read More »

French-Australian Research Collaboration Centers on Metallic 3D Printing and Marine Propellers

3D printing is often used for applications in the maritime and naval fields, and now a research collaboration on marine technologies between institutes in Australia and France is hoping to further investigate use of the technology for defense purposes. Researchers from Centrale Nantes, a French engineering “Grand Ecole” that has some experience with 3D printing, are... Read More »

Australian researchers launch explosive $2 million 3D printer materials partnership

The Australian government has awarded 5 research institutions $2 million USD ($2.6 million AUD) to develop additive manufacturing technology for “energetic materials”. Reactive in content, energetic materials cover a body of polymers that can be used as explosives, or solid rocket fuel. 3D printing the materials gives military and defense operations the potential to reduce... Read More »

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