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How are professionals benefiting from 3D printing?

How are professionals benefiting from 3D printing?
One of the fastest-growing developments in the world of technology has been that of 3D printing. It is the process of depositing successive layers of material (e.g. plastic, metal, wax) in a 3D printer, to create a physical object envisioned from a digital model. 3D printing technology has already been heavily adopted in industries like aerospace, automotive and industrial goods. 
10th June 2019

Put safety first with 3D printing accessories

Put safety first with 3D printing accessories
UK manufacturer of desktop 3D printers, Kora 3D, has expanded its product range with the launch of two first-to-market innovations. Kora 3D’s Formula 3D bed adhesive is a specially formulated multi-polymer mix which secures the first layer of a 3D print to the 3D printer’s build plate during the printing process and ensures it can be easily removed once the process is complete.
23rd May 2019

Is the future of manufacturing additive?

Is the future of manufacturing additive?
The potential uses for 3D printing were widely misunderstood when it first appeared on the scene. Tech pundits and futurologists joined forces to proclaim that 3D print would usher in a consumer revolution, as individuals took control of the means of production for themselves. But the benefits of 3D printing are now actually reshaping the manufacturing sector, rather than making it redundant.
1st May 2019


AI engine used to design new alloy for 3D printing project

AI engine used to design new alloy for 3D printing project
Designing new materials for 3D printing projects is now much simpler, quicker and cost effective thanks to the Alchemite machine learning algorithm, developed by Intellegens, the Cambridge-based AI company. In a research collaboration between several commercial partners and the Stone Group at the University of Cambridge, the Alchemite deep learning algorithm was used to design a new nickel-based alloy for direct laser deposition.
30th April 2019

The year of 3D innovation

The year of 3D innovation
The speed of 3D print development over the past few years has frustrated and excited in equal measure. No one would deny the compelling vision presented by a technology that offers the chance to essentially manufacture on demand or the prototyping opportunities enabled by low cost desktop 3D printers. By Paul Croft, Director of 3DGBIRE and Ultimaker, and Founder of the CREATE Education project.
23rd April 2019

3D printing in automotive market to grow at 25% CAGR

3D printing in automotive market to grow at 25% CAGR
According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, the 3D Printing in Automotive Market to cross $8bn by 2024.The automotive 3D printing market is propelled by the rise in the number of government and industry initiatives to sponsor the additive manufacturing technology. 
10th April 2019

Patent for innovation using particle beams in 3D printing

Patent for innovation using particle beams in 3D printing
The precision engineering company, Reliance Precision, is working with the University of Huddersfield to develop intricate, high-strength components for the aerospace industry and medical implants among others. A £2 million-plus research collaboration between University of Huddersfield scientists and a leading specialist engineering firm will add a whole new dimension to 3D printing. 
4th April 2019

3D printing side-mounting technology onto circuit boards

3D printing side-mounting technology onto circuit boards
The additive electronics provider, Nano Dimension, has announced side mounting technology for additively manufactured printed circuit boards (PCBs). With Nano Dimension’s DragonFly Precision Additive Manufacturing System, the technology can print and solder components to the top, bottom and sides of the PCB, resulting in as much as a 50% increase in board space when compared with traditionally manufactured PCBs. 
2nd April 2019

3D Printing enabling personalised medical devices

3D Printing enabling personalised medical devices
One of the key industries to have successfully leveraged the advantages of 3D printing is the medical and dental industry. 3D printing allows for the creation of personalised medical devices to be streamlined, and it has also been used to improve surgical outcomes and deliver personalised medicines. 
1st April 2019

Only a fool wouldn't want this 3D printer

Only a fool wouldn't want this 3D printer
The POTTA artisanal 3D printer, incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to provide users with enhanced functionality, better results and increased flexibility is being launched this very morning by Farnell. Ease of use and onboard AI-driven support make this product suitable for new and experienced users at home or in professional applications.
31st March 2019


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