3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, October 25, 2020

I hope you’ve cleared your schedule for the week, because we’ve got a lot of webinars and virtual events to tell you about! Formlabs and ASME are both hosting summits, Dyndrite is holding its second virtual event, Dassault is hosting a virtual grand opening, and SME is holding a virtual event focused on smart manufacturing…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 24, 2020: nTopology & Etteplan, DSM, CAR3D Project, MELD Manufacturing

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about a partnership between nTopology and Etteplan, a new material from DSM, CAR3D’s COVID-19 protection equipment, and a pretty cool 3D printed milestone from MELD Manufacturing. nTopology Chooses Etteplan as Nordic Design Partner US engineering software company nTopology has selected Finland-based Etteplan as its preferred Design Partner…

NAMIC Global AM Summit 2020: Sustainability, Food 3D Printing, and More

Singapore has been positioning itself as a 3D printing hub for a number of years now. Through the National Additive Manufacturing – Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), it has coordinated investment, meetings, research and events to focus the city-state’s efforts in the industry. A key part of that effort is the NAMIC Global AM Summit, a, now-online,…

Ansys and EOS Partner for Metal 3D Printing Simulation

One of the most exciting trends currently taking place in additive manufacturing (AM) is the development of simulation software for improving the predictability and repeatability of 3D printing technology. An increasing number of software companies are now in the mix, competing to offer their solutions to AM simulation. One of the most significant, of course,…

New Photocatalysts Developed for Visible Light 3D Printing

Visible light 3D printing is a new frontier for the world of vat photopolymerization, with only a small number of commercial options available for the technology. This includes Photocentric, out of the UK, and T3D in Taiwan. The use of resins that can be cured by visible light means there is no need to rely…

UK Firm Showcases Chameleon 3D Printed Car

One of the pioneers of 3D printing cars, Local Motors, may have shifted toward autonomous public transportation, but that doesn’t mean other companies aren’t still exploring the additive production of personal vehicles. The latest is a British firm called Scaled Ltd, which has unveiled an electric, four-wheel 3D printed vehicle dubbed the Chameleon. For Scaled,…

Uppgradera: Creative Collection of Open Source 3D Printed IKEA Hacks

I always enjoy a good 3D printed hack, and 3D printed IKEA hacks are some of the best. Budapest-based freelance industrial designer and hardware startup owner Adam Miklosi spends a lot of time on product developments and researching new design thinking methods, and has worked with some pretty big names, including Canon and IBM. A…

Bioprinting in Microgravity: Where Do We Stand?

A crucial part of translating biomedical research and technology into space health means space crew will have to create their own functional cells, tissues, and even organs. Although the realization of regenerative medicine solutions capable of mimicking a human organ for transplantation in space is not expected within the next decade, researchers are already developing…

Pearce’s Latest Open Source 3D Printer Handles PEKK, PEI for Less than $1,000

In an effort to address, among other things, the need to sterilize 3D-printed personal protection equipment made to fight COVID-19, the lab of Michigan Technological University’s Professor Joshua Pearce has developed an open source 3D printer capable of printing with high-temperature plastics, such as polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) and polyetherimide (PEI, ULTEM). Not only is the resulting…

GE Additive, Siemens and 10 More Join Sustainable 3D Printing Trade Group

Securing environmentally friendly manufacturing industries is ideal to reduce cost and waste, support cleaner and greener technologies, and lower the negative impacts of production on society and the environment. Additive manufacturing (AM) has been rapidly developing over the last decade and shows great potential to reduce the need for energy- and resource-intensive manufacturing processes. By…