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3D printing is disrupting the way we provide medicine

3D printing is disrupting the way we provide medicine
From its humble beginnings in the late 1980s, through to the global force that it is today, the capabilities of 3D printing technology have expanded dramatically, to establish itself as an attractive manufacturing solution for prototyping and production.
21st January 2019

From 2D to 3D: the way forward for cities under pressure

From 2D to 3D: the way forward for cities under pressure
What might tomorrow’s cities look like? To make predictions of the future is to move on treacherous terrain. That’s OK, let’s be bold. The picture above shows a city’s lower airspace is a regulatory greenfield waiting to be conquered by autonomous services, to the benefit of its residents.
3rd January 2019

Webinars support enhanced 3D printing resources

Webinars support enhanced 3D printing resources
Demonstrating its comprehensive range of 3D printing and additive manufacturing products with extensive new resources, Premier Farnell has unveiled a dedicated area of the Farnell element14 website along with a series of webinars covering all aspects of the technology.
6th December 2018


3D printers could pose an air quality risk

3D printers could pose an air quality risk
Consumer oriented 3D printers could show up on many Christmas wish lists this year, but purchasers should be aware of recent research conducted at Georgia Institute of Technology that highlights how the popular low cost devices could pose a health risk by harming indoor air quality.
22nd November 2018

3D printers ready to take to the electronica stage

3D printers ready to take to the electronica stage
The MakerGear family of 3D printers has strengthened Farnell element14’s range of 3D printing products, MakerGear is a technology and market leader in 3D printing systems supplying printers designed to speed the prototyping and production of end-use components and equipment.
30th October 2018

New research reveals home 3D printing may not be dead

New research reveals home 3D printing may not be dead
New research by reichelt elektronik, highlights new, untapped potential for 3D printing at home. Over half of UK consumers (58%) say they would buy a home 3D printer to repair and replace household items or small parts. 3D printing applications in education and industry are well known but making our own 3D printed creations at home didn’t take off as originally predicted. Only 6% of UK consumers currently own a 3D printer. 
30th October 2018

3D printing solution for investment casting wax patterns

3D printing solution for investment casting wax patterns
  The originator of 3D printing, 3D Systems, has announced the availability of its new 3D printing solution for investment casting professionals, the ProJet MJP 2500 IC, which produces RealWax patterns in a fraction of the time and cost compared to traditional pattern production.
30th October 2018

Join the hack a pumpkin challenge with Digi-Key

Join the second annual Hack a Pumpkin Challenge with Digi-Key Electronics.
29th October 2018

Wear-resistant gears from 3D printing service

Wear-resistant gears from 3D printing service
  If time and costs involved in the production of prototypes pile up, it can become economically challenging for startups. Easelink from Austria, relies on the 3D printing service from motion plastics specialist igus. Components, such as gears, can be configured online, printed cost-effectively and delivered within 24 hours.
25th October 2018

Digital Metal launches a no-hand production concept for 3D metal printing

Digital Metal launches a no-hand production concept for 3D metal printing
Digital Metal introduced in 2013, this unique binder-jetting technology which has already enabled production of more than 300,000 components. Several Digital Metal DM P2500 printers are already in serial production producing series of up to 40,000 components. In 2018, additional delivery agreements were signed with major European players in the automotive and aerospace segment. Now, Digital Metal takes yet another step towards the future by launching a fully automated no-hand production concept.
18th October 2018


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LOPEC 2019
19th March 2019
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