Boeing has applied for a patent to 3D print fake ice for simulation purposes. AeroPatent identified the application, which describes a way of depositing “artificial ice shapes” for a plane’s leading edges and tail. These would simulate the extra weight and aerodynamic effects of frozen water. The patent number US2016076968 and dated March 17 describes, … Continue reading Boeing patents 3D printing plastic ice for simulations
Alcoa and Airbus have announced an agreement on additively manufactured titanium fuselage and engine pylon components, with the first of these to be delivered mid-this year.
A workshop was recently held at the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct at RMIT University and welcomed over 61 attendees from across Australia. The discussion focused on the latest developments in 3D printing (additive manufacturing) using metals.
The most recent version of the Wohlers Report, a closely-watched and comprehensive account of the global 3D printing industry, has found overall growth was 25.9 per cent in 2015, bringing the market’s value to $US 5.165 billion.
Developments in 3D printing and associated software will empower hospitals and communities to fabricate, rather than buy, many of their solutions.
Stratasys has announced the next generation of its photopolymer printers, promising the new “market-disruptive” six-nozzle J750 units will offer “one-stop realism without post-processing”.
Local medical applications using various methods of 3D printing have gained global attention, and some are arguably world-leading.
This website will be profiling some of the Endeavour Awards contestants in the lead-up to the event’s gala dinner on May 12. Brent Balinski spoke to Michelle du Toit, managing director and co-owner of Outstanding Start-up candidate Gizmo 3D Printers, about the company’s aspirations.
HP is reportedly on track to start shipping its 3D printers this year, which it is pitching as manufacturing solutions rather than being just for prototyping.
The way things are designed and made is being shaken up by things such as new materials and greater connectivity. Better, cheaper tools are enabling more people can start their own businesses. Brent Balinski spoke to Dassault Systemes SolidWorks CEO Gian Paolo Bassi about all this and more.
A claimed world-first surgery involving a removed vertebrae tumour and a replacement, 3D printed implant was performed in December.
SynFlyt is preparing to take its product to regulator CASA for approval this month. Brent Balinski spoke to founder Ross Maclennan about his flight simulator start-up.
Aldi stores in Australia will start selling budget 3D printers and filaments, starting next week.
Nano Dimension’s DragonFly 2020 is among a group of possibly game-changing industrial-level 3D printers set to become available this year. Brent Balinski spoke to company co-founder Simon Fried about what it offers.
US-based medical technology company Stryker has said it will build a state-of-the-art facility for titanium 3D printing, which it says will bolster its range of medical implants.
The 3MF Consortium, an industry association created to develop and promote a new full-fidelity file format for 3D printing, today announced that GE Global Research, the central technology development hub of GE, which is pioneering uses for additive manufacturing, has joined at the Founding membership level.
A 3D printing robot on wheels could be a solution to potholed roads in the future, according to reports.
A Swiss engineer has designed and created the world’s first 3D-Printed mechanical watch.
Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources and 3D Systems have displayed an additively manufactured object made out of metal sourced from a meteorite.
Mcor, the leader in industrial full-color 3D printing, today launched Mcor ARKe, the world’s first, full-color, desktop 3D printer. With Mcor ARKe, Mcor now offers their industrial quality full color 3D printing on the desktop.