Barack Obama has initiated a $US200 million federally funded competition to create three manufacturing institutes to test and pilot 3D Printing projects.
St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, is hosting an AdBioFab conference today and opening Australia’s first biofabrication unit next month, with aims to develop the application of medical 3d printing technology.
The use of 3D printing is reportedly increasing in China, being used for everything from individual desktop manufacturing to the creation of commercial aircraft parts.
In a test, General Electric’s aviation division is to use 3D printing technology to produce a complex fuel nozzle for use in jet engines.
The Maker Movement is here, with DIY creation becoming easier as technology like 3D printers becomes more widespread. Brent Balinski takes a look at the movement in Australia and what it might mean for manufacturing.
Since the industrial revolution manufacturing has meant cumbersome factories, production lines, machinery, labour and striving for the creation of economies of scale.
Consumers might be disappointed by the reality of widely-available, high-end 3D printers, claims an analyst at research firm Gartner.
Tasman Machinery’s deployment of 3D printing technology will be showcased at the air show Avalon 2013.
Australia’s first-ever dedicated 3D Printing Expo has been announced, and will take place in Mackay on June 13 this year.
Dutch firm Universe Architecture is planning to construct the world’s first 3D printed house.
AN affordable 3D printer has become a hit on crowd-funding site Kickstarter, having raised over US$375,000 with more than a week until the campaign ends.
Additive manufacturing/3D printing looks set to change the face of manufacturing, but which system is right for you? Alan Johnson reports.
Should you consider direct-digital manufacturing (DDM)? The answer is definitely ‘yes’.
The ‘sky’s the limit’ cliché is much used, but when it applies to 3D printing, it is a befitting phrase with huge potential for manufacturers.