3D printers help cut costs at BAE Systems
BAE Systems has added a fourth Stratasys F900 3D Printer to its manufacturing site in Samlesbury, UK, in a continued effort to reduce costs and improve production agility.
UK is named European hub for innovation in 3D printing
A new study from the European Patent Office (EPO) has revealed the United Kingdom as a leading European country in Additive Manufacturing (AM) innovation, also known as 3D printing. The United Kingdom accounts for 5% of AM patent applications at the European Patent Office (EPO), putting it in second place behind Germany with 19%. European patent applications for AM increased at an average annual rate of 36% from 2015 to 2018.
3D printer accelerates product design, cuts costs
Time to market and costs weigh heavily on the minds of design engineers and industrial designers. To accelerate product development Stratasys has introduced the J55 3D Printer to create fast, full-colour design realism at about a third of the price of enterprise-class PolyJet printers, and in a smaller format so it sits comfortably in offices, design studios or classrooms.
Trelleborg supplies component for 3D-printed face shields
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, an established provider of solutions to Boeing’s aircraft, is supplying a 3D-printed face shield component to the aerospace manufacturer as it joins the urgent effort to assist medical workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Over 100,000 3D printed face shields for healthcare staff
A production additive manufacturing (AM) company, 3T-am is utilising EOS’ global partner ecosystem to create 3D printed face shield headbands for frontline health workers in the UK.
RS rouses design community to produce 3D-printed visors
RS Components (RS) is partnering with the National 3D Printing Society (N3DPS) in the UK to produce 3D-printed visors and enable frontline health workers to quickly access vital personal protection equipment (PPE).
Routes to 3D electronics: assessment of technologies
Metallization of 3D surfaces is a growing field with diverse applications. In this article, Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director at IDTechEx, will briefly discuss some techniques and applications for 3D electronics.
Steering specialist invests in 3D scanning arm
Coventry-based steering system specialist, Pailton Engineering has added to its quality assurance (QA) equipment with the addition of an Absolute Arm 7-axis with RS5 laser 3D scanning arm manufactured by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.
Cost-effective 3D printer for enterprises
Unleashing the power of 3D printed realism to a broader range of product designers and enterprise shops, Stratasys has unveiled the new J826 3D Printer at 3DEXPERIENCE World. At about half the price of other J8-series PolyJet printers, the J826 combines part realism and productivity, including full PANTONE-Validated colour and multi-material 3D printing.
Transformative 3D printing approach from biology
Engineers need to get more creative in their approach to design and additive manufacturing (AM) systems, by taking inspiration from the way humans grow and develop, say researchers at the University of Birmingham.