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3D-printed ‘smart cap' detects spoilt food

3D-printed ‘smart cap' detects spoilt food
  Engineers from UC Berkeley, in collaboration with colleagues at Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University, have 3D-printed a wireless 'smart cap' that can detect signs of spoilage in milk cartons using embedded sensors.
14th August 2015

3D printing concrete can cut pollution by 50%

3D printing concrete can cut pollution by 50%
  WASP has begun its challenge to print houses with 100% natural materials, travelling 0km. Concrete is bad for our planet, it generates Co2, however WASP says that with 3D printing, it can cut down pollution by more than 50%.
12th August 2015

3D printer extends filaments range

3D printer extends filaments range
An advanced model of its IdeaWerk Pro 3D printer has been launched by RS Components. The printer, which is priced at £590, is capable of handling multiple types of filaments, including Flexible, PLA, ABS, PA/NYLON, PC, HIPS and PVA. The RS IdeaWerk Pro has many features in common with the RS IdeaWerk FDM 3D printer, which is selling at a reduced price of £490.
11th August 2015


FDA approves the first 3D printed drug

FDA approves the first 3D printed drug
  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first 3D printed drug. SPRITAM levetiracetam, manufactured by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of epileptic seizures, is printed using the company’s ZipDose Technology platform.
6th August 2015

Filaments extend FDM/FFF 3D printer capabilities

Filaments extend FDM/FFF 3D printer capabilities
RS Components has extended its RS range of high-quality material filaments for 3D printers. The professionally approved RS filament range has been fully tested and delivers comparable high quality to that offered by the leading brands, but without a premium price tag. Significantly the filament is not machine specific and can be used with the majority of 3D printers that use the FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) or FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) printing technology.  
30th July 2015

Worlds collide: 3D printing & printed electronics

In 2012 a tsunami of media hype began around consumer 3D printing that turned a lacklustre 30-year-old technology into a household name and created massive growth in the industry even among large established players. The same pattern of hype is about to repeat with the advent of consumer-level 3D printed electronics. This represents the collision of the multi-billion dollar markets for printed electronics and 3D printing. The impact this will have is detailed in IDTechEx's From 2D to 3D Printed Electronics 2015-2025 report.
29th July 2015

3D printed mobile device provides diagnostic accuracy

3D printed mobile device provides diagnostic accuracy
A team of researchers from the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA has developed a mobile phone-based device that can read ELISA plates in the field with the same level of accuracy as the large machines normally found in clinical laboratories. ELISA, or Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbant Assay, is a diagnostic tool that identifies antigens such as viruses and bacteria in blood samples.
28th July 2015

3D printed aircraft soars to test flight success

3D printed aircraft soars to test flight success
A 3D printed aircraft has successfully launched off the front of a Royal Navy warship and landed safely on a Dorset beach. HMS Mersey provided the perfect platform for the University of Southampton to test out their SULSA UAV. Weighing 3kg and measuring 1.5m, the airframe was created on a 3D printer using laser sintered nylon and catapulted off HMS Mersey into the Wyke Regis Training Facility in Weymouth, before landing on Chesil Beach.
23rd July 2015

LDM extruder kit offers adaptability & versatility

LDM extruder kit offers adaptability & versatility
WASP has announced its LDM (Liquid Deposit Modeling) extruder for ceramic materials, which can be adapted to most 3D printers on the market. WASP’s work has always been focused on the development of systems that allow the use of functional materials like ceramics, porcelain, clay, aluminium, zirconium and advanced ceramics, in order to promote digital handicraft and self-production.
23rd July 2015

A 3D printing tour of the UK

A 3D printing tour of the UK
This festival season, Renishaw is spreading the word about additive manufacturing by presenting the world-famous Renishaw-Empire metal 3D printed bike at several business and family friendly events across the UK. The highlight of the summer is CarFest South, taking place between 28th and 30th August at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire.
23rd July 2015


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