Additive Drives Gets 1.5 Million Dollars Seed Funding for AM Motor Components

Manufacturing coil windings for motors (and other components) is fantastically labour intensive, requiring many steps for converting the raw material into the end-use product. First you have to make the wire, which involves lots of machinery (and heat!) in itself. Then you need to transport that wire to a factory, and transfer it to a…

Kywoo Tycoon 3D Printer Launched on Kickstarter

Today at 9:00 a.m. EST, 3D printer manufacturer Kywoo launched their first 3D printer on Kickstarter. The Tycoon will be available for pre-order / backing from October 22nd to November 22nd and will start shipping from January 2021. View on Kickstarter The Kywoo 3D Tycoon The Tycoon comes with linear rail X-axis, dual Z-axis and…

AM-Flow Raises $4 Million to Automate 3D Printing Factories

3D printing and automation go hand in hand. After all, 3D printing is a type of automated manufacturing. The drive within the industry to automate more of the printing workflow, from loading materials to the post processing of printed parts, seems all too appropriate. AM-Flow feels that drive; they just raised $4 million to continue…

Loctite 3D IND405 Clear Material Now Available to Carbon Customers

Carbon, the California-based DLS 3D printer manufacturer, and Henkel, the globally operating adhesive and sealants conglomerate, have announced a partnership agreement to collaborate on getting Loctite formulations into Carbon-compatible materials. Effective immediately, Carbon customers have access to the first fruits of their labor: Loctite 3D IND405 Clear. We are excited to partner with Carbon and…

3D Printing Glass Fixtures for Facades

Building glass facades help to create a smooth aesthetic for buildings, often concealing structure underneath to create something more visually fitting for the city where the building is being constructed. But facades are not easy to mount on buildings. They often require mounting holes to be machined into the glass plate, and the holes can…

Tuneable Stiffness from Crosslinked Polymers

Tunable stiffness is highly desirable in the world of medical implant manufacture. When 3D printing prosthetics (especially bone replacements) it’s important to get the variable stiffness of the bone correct. Bones are not solid. They have little structures / voids that vary in size and distribution throughout the bone, allowing the bone to flex non-uniformly…

Turn an Xbox Controller into a HOTAS Flight System with this 3D Printed Extension

With the release of Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2020, it seems like everyone is a flight sim expert. The immersive game can be played with a regular game controller or a joystick, but for the most realistic experience, a HOTAS (hands on throttle and stick) setup is preferred. And like many popular items in the midst…

3D Printing Metal and Plastic in One Go

Metal and plastic hybrid 3D printing has long been the aim of those wishing to print PCBs and rudimentary electronic components, such as strain gauges, resistors, basic transistors and maybe even three dimensional PCBs. A research team from Japan has come up with a novel way of adding conductive tracks onto 3D geometries utilizing a…

3D Printed Tensegrity Soft Robots

Additive manufacturing and tensegrity and robots? Soft ones? These are three of our favorite things. A South Korean research team from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, has combined all three of those components into one project, in the form of a robotic starfish that moves just like a real one (kinda). You can…

Fraunhofer Fusion Factory Unveiled at IFAM

The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) in collaboration with XERION BERLIN LABORATORIES has shown off their new Fusion Factory system in Dresden, Germany. The serial production system will find its home in IFAM’s Innovation Center Additive Manufacturing (ICAM) department. The Fusion Factory is based on filament deposition and has three main…