In this week’s edition of the 3D Printing Industry information digest Sliced, you will discover the newest stories from an expanding filament to cell phone safety, 3D printed artwork pieces at Milano Design, and life-size comic e-book characters.
We also cowl the newest updates from the likes of Stratasys, Markforged, PyroGenesis and WASP. Read on for news relating to the newest patents, instructional initiatives and product releases inside the business.
New Stratasys 3D printers obtainable in the UK
The F120 3D printer, launched by Stratasys at AMUG 2018, is now out there to UK clients by way of official company reseller SYS Techniques. Aimed toward making “industrial grade 3D printing more accessible”, the F120 is a compact answer that provides to Stratasys’ line of F123 FDM 3D printers (which also consists of the F170, F270 and F370 methods).
The Stratasys F120. Photograph by way of Stratasys.
Polyga Inc., a developer of 3D scanners and mesh processing software, has launched two new models to its HDI Compact collection of 3D scanners. The enlargement means the HDI Compact line gives a wider range of solutions for digitizing totally different sized objects into 3D models. The new 3D scanners embrace the HDI Compact L6, for scanning giant objects, and the HDI Compact C504, for digitizing extremely small objects.
“During rigorous testing, we used the HDI Compact C504 to scan a part as small as 1 cm in length and captured 3D scans with remarkable accuracy at just 6 microns,” commented Thomas Tong, President of Polyga Inc. “The macro 3D scanner works similar to a point and shoot for 3D scanning tiny objects. It can even capture minute details of an object difficult to see with the naked eye. This is quite an achievement for us.”
Increasing filament and other supplies
Shifting from hardware to new materials releases, South Dakota-based 3D printing manufacturer B9Creations has introduced a brand new high-detail design resin, the HD Slate. Geared in the direction of molding and mannequin making, the resin is optimized for floor end and creating detailed elements, with 20 μm slice thickness.
colorFabb, the Netherlands-based 3D printing materials firm, has launched LW-PLA, a filament that makes use of an lively foaming know-how in an effort to create light-weight, low-density PLA elements. The material begins to foam when reaching temperatures of around 230°C, thus increasing as much as 3 times its unique measurement when 3D printed. This helps users to lower material movement by 65% to realize mild weight elements.
Half produced with lightweight PLA using lively foaming know-how. Photograph by way of colorFabb.
Montreal-headquartered plasma torch specialist and metallic powder producer PyroGenesis has manufactured titanium powder utilizing its new NexGen Plasma Atomization System, which it unveiled in March 2019 as an improve to the original Plasma Atomization Process (PAP). The company revealed it has produced the titanium powder at a fee over 25kg/h with its new NexGen course of, while sustaining lower working and capital costs, establishing a big value per kilogram saving.
“A limiting factor in titanium adoption in the marketplace has been its cost,” said Mr. Massimo Dattilo, Vice President of PyroGenesis Additive. “By lowering the cost of a typically expensive product, NexGen™ has opened the door to other markets and applications which, until now, found titanium to be too expensive to utilize.”
“We expect that the NexGen™ price reduction will drive an increased adoption of PyroGenesis’ powders into new markets and applications where the higher cost of plasma atomized powders was typically restrictive.”
The newest and upcoming 3D printing occasions
Milano Design Week 2019 , which was held from the eighth to the 14th April, has drawn to an in depth, and featured numerous art tasks that have been visualized with the assistance of 3D printing from Italian 3D printer manufacturer WASP. Of word amongst the varied collaborations that WASP took half in, was the Conifera; an architectural set up product of seven hundred 3D printed bioplastic modules, produced with the Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL. The Conifera is a collaboration between COS, a London-based modern style brand, and French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani. Also showcased at Milano Design Week have been the 3D printed ikebana vases created by Italian artist Andrea Salvatori, which have been produced using the Delta WASP 40100 Clay 3D printer.
A 3D printed ikebana vases. Photograph by way of WASP.
Boston-based and multi-award profitable 3D printer producer Markforged has announced the Metallic X Roadshow, which can host over 60 open house occasions all over the world. The occasions are designed to “equip manufacturers with the insight and expertise needed to join the next industrial revolution,” and will embrace periods and demonstrations about additive manufacturing processes. Attendees will have the ability to get a take a look at the Metallic X system from Markforged, and will study the advantages of speedy metallic 3D printing. You’ll find out the where nearest Metallic X open house occasions are here.
“There’s been overwhelming excitement so far surrounding the Metal X Roadshow,” remarked Brian Houle, VP International Channel Gross sales, Markforged. “The first few events have attracted hundreds of attendees interested in learning about 3D printing and our metal technology. When people see the Metal X in person, its applications as well as finished parts, they quickly realize the benefits to their organization.”
The Metallic X 3D printer from Markforged. Photograph by way of Markforged
The UK’s Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) is internet hosting the primary of its open access Technical Days, a half-day event that goals to advertise and explain the benefits additive and digital manufacturing. Hosted on the Jaguar Experience Centre in Birmingham, UK on the 22nd Might 2019, the event is free to attend and will connect corporations and MTA members interested in the digital and additive manufacturing industries. You’ll be able to view additional particulars of the occasion and guide you place now.
Unlocking your ‘childhood emotions’, and your smartphones
Comic ebook characters have been delivered to life by means of 3D printing as part of the Angoulême Worldwide Comics Pageant in France. MÉTROPOLE, a French large-format 3D printing specialist, has used a Massivit 1800 3D printer to supply five life-size statues of comic characters which were positioned at Angoulême station, dubbed because the world’s “comic book capital.” Beloved comic characters Blake and Mortimer, Spirou and Seccotine, in addition to ‘Le Fauve’ – the pageant’s mascot – are presently located on the station to the delight of commuters and festival-goers alike.
“It took less than four weeks’ work – eighty hours of printing plus 200 hours of assembly, sculpting and painting – to create the five comics characters displayed at Angoulême station” commented Denise Zanet, Affiliate Director at MÉTROPOLE
“Comic fans love getting up close and personal with their favorite characters. This creates a strong bond both for children and the young at heart, who reconnect with their childhood emotions. No doubt lots of selfies with our statues will show up on social media.”
In other information, 3D printing lately tried Mission Unattainable, because it has been used to bypass the “ultrasonic” fingerprint scanner security lock on the Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone.
Uploaded on Imgur from a consumer that goes by the identify of ‘darkshark’, a video exhibits a 3D printed fingerprint getting used to efficiently unlock the Galaxy S10. The consumer acquired their very own fingerprint from the aspect of a wine glass just by taking a picture with their smartphone, and proceeded to run it by way of Adobe Photoshop, and then Autodesk’s 3ds Max, to supply a detailed 3D mannequin of the fingerprint, which was then 3D printed utilizing an AnyCubic Photon LCD resin printer. The video highlights a security vulnerability of the new telephone from Samsung, considering the convenience at which the consumer was capable of replicate their very own fingerprint and idiot the cellular gadget.
Video uploaded by consumer named darkshark displaying Galaxy S10 being unlocked using 3D printed fingerprint. Video by way of darkshark on Imgur
The U.S. Marine Corps plans to make use of 3D printed impellers as a “stop-gap solution” for when the unique impeller part becomes inoperable and a alternative half cannot be acquired in time. The 3D printed impellers can be used on the M1A1 Abrams foremost battle tanks, and is the result of a collaboration between Marine Corps Techniques Command (MCSC), the Utilized Physics Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins University, and the Defense Logistics Agency. MCSC has reported constructive outcomes after having certified the 3D printed impeller for its efficiency, and to date it has not reported any put on or leakage.
“Right now, we don’t see any reason why the 3D-printed impeller is any less reliable than the OEM version,” explained Joseph Burns, technical lead for MCSC’s Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell. “We plan to continue to collect operational hours on three 3D-printed impellers to better assess the long-term reliability of the part.”
Swiss artwork and design studio Drzach&Suchy has used 3D printing to create what it calls a “shattie” – a framed picture that uses shadow casting panels to conceal two photographs, which only develop into seen when illuminated in a certain means. Customers can create and personalize their very own 3D printed “relief” on the shattie web site by uploading two footage of their selection.
The 3D printed “relief” illuminated to point out considered one of its two footage. Photograph by way of Drzach&Suchy.
New superior manufacturing amenities to boost Industry four.0
Stanley Black & Decker, an American manufacturer of commercial instruments and family hardware, is constant its funding and improvement of 3D printing ventures. The company has now opened a 23,000 sq. foot Superior Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, referred to as ‘Manufactory 4.0’ in Hartford, Connecticut. The power will help to speed up Stanley Black & Decker’s adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies and spearhead its Industry 4.zero initiative. It should also be the house of the company’s STANLEY+Techstars additive manufacturing accelerator program, and comes after Stanley Black & Decker parterend with Astroprint to regulate and optimize its 3D printers by means of cloud-enabled software program in March 2019.
Stanley Black & Decker’s Manufactory 4.zero based mostly in Hartford, Conn. Photograph by way of Stanley Black & Decker.
The College of Know-how Sydney (UTS) has additionally opened a new facility for superior manufacturing referred to as ProtoSpace. The power goals to assist grow superior manufacturing in Australia and will provide an ‘open space’ for businesses of all sizes to make use of 3D printing know-how, just like the Nano Dimension Dragonfly 3D printer. Hervé Harvard, Director of ProtoSpace, said “With some of the most advanced printers in the world, linked with academic expertise in using and extending 3D printing technology, ProtoSpace is delivering a unique resource to help achieve innovative Australian ideas,”
“We want to explore with them how 3D printing can add value to their businesses.”
Bringing 3D printing into faculties
Taiwanese 3D printer producer XYZprinting has revealed it is going to invest over a million dollars into its STEAM 3D Schooling Program, which goals to make 3D printing accessible to students within the classroom. The corporate lately launched a bundle scheme as nicely where a free 3D printer can be delivered alongside purchases of its Okay-12 STEAM curriculum, with a purpose to encourage the tutorial market to make purchases in this system.
The XYZprintingSTEAM 3D Schooling Program. Video by way of XYZprinting.
And eventually, Korean biotechnology firm T&R Biofab has reportedly registered a patent for its 3D bioprinting know-how to create artificial skin. The know-how operates via the 3D printing of dermal (inside layers of skin) and epidermal (outer layers of skin) cells that makes use of a porous 3D construction to type pores and skin with comparable traits to actual skin.
“This technology can be used effectively in a variety of areas such as assessing the efficacy and toxicity of newly developed therapeutic agents and cosmetics, and replacing animal experiments,” a company official stated.
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