3D printed parts help get the wheels in motion
Wheelchairs are a wonderful brainchild, though no one is quite sure when it was first invented. The first one on record was made for Phillip II of Spain in towards the end of the 1500s. Since then, incremental developments have been made but the basic design (except for specialised sports wheelchairs) remains the same.
3D printing on the threshold of mass production
Industrial 3D printing has now become an integral part of metalworking. EMO Hannover 2019 is reflecting this development by launching a compact new section to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in this field. Service providers, machine and tool manufacturers as well as software providers will be presenting their latest innovations in the 300m2 additive manufacturing circle show area.
European healthcare 3D printing market to gain $650m
According to the Graphical Research new growth forecast report titled Europe Healthcare 3D Printing Market is estimated to exceed $650m by 2024. Europe healthcare 3D printing market is primarily driven by increasing awareness regarding different applications of 3D printing technology in the healthcare industry. Adoption of 3D printing in tissue engineering, bioprinting as well as for burns and injuries is increasing over the recent years.
Versatile range of 3D printers arrives in Europe
Ultimaker 3D printers are now available in Europe from Farnell. The 3D printers help users bring prototypes and functional models to life in hours instead of weeks. Engineered to perform, the Ultimaker 2+ is reliable, efficient and user-friendly.
Is stackable 3D printers the answer to faster and cheaper design?
Stackable 3D printers may hold the key to a faster yet more cost-effective design and manufacturing process. But what is stackable 3D printing? And how does it work to benefit businesses and meet their printing needs? To answer these questions, CEL has released a new white paper; ‘Stackable: the key to faster and more accurate 3D printing’.
What are the top tips for maintaining a soldering iron?
When using a soldering iron, heavy oxides can build up on your soldering tip. One of the most important things to do for effective soldering, is to always maintain a clean tip to ensure the proper amount of heat is transferred to the area that you are working on and also to ensure effective wetting of solder to the tip.
New dimension in 3D printing with additive materials
Huntsman has outlined details of a new range of additive manufacturing materials that it has developed, which are set to address emerging needs in the 3D printing industry. Huntsman’s IROPRINT additive manufacturing platform contains three different kinds of urethane-based materials (resins, powders and filaments).
3D printer accelerates prototyping process
The latest version of the MakerBot 3D printer – the MakerBot Method is now being shipped by distributor RS Components. It has been designed to bridge the gap between industrial and desktop 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.
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.