First London 3D Publishing Conference announced
We are pleased to announce the first London 3D Publishing Conference on November 20th at IDEALondon in London’s Tech City.
PCB profiling system features at Tech Forum
KIC will showcase the affordable and easy-to-use ProBot automatic profiling system at the SMTA Intermountain (Utah) Expo & Tech Forum (Oct 23) at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. The ProBot automatically measures the profile for each PCB and verifies whether each PCB is processed to specification in the reflow oven.
igus presents the world’s first tribo-filament for 3D printers
Plastics specialist igus has developed a new tribo-polymer filament for 3D printers, developed specifically for engineers who wish to create structurally robust prototypes or small batch components for test in real-world applications or solutions. Suitable for use with any 3D printer that has a heated nozzle, print bed and uses ABS filaments, the material is up to 50 times more resistant to wear and abrasion than products made from conventi...
Closed-loop interface optimises print process
After extensive testing, Panasonic have implemented Viscom's closed-loop interface into it's printers and placement machines. The interface, developed by the two companies, provides a closed control loop between solder paste inspection (SPI) and printer. This allows the print process to be inspected and immediately optimised. To automatically correct the printing process, data is sent from the SPI directly to the printer.
First conference fully dedicated to 3D printing materials
3D printing is hot and has emerged as manufacturing technology with a thousand uses, spread across a very diverse user base.
Quant3D launches 3D printing website
A brand of OK International focused on 3D printing, Quant3D announces the launch of the company's website and online store. Quant3D printers easily and quickly produce a wide range of 3D models for various applications used within industries such as architecture, medical, consumer, automotive, industrial, education and prosumer.
University of Sheffield develops 3D printed UAV
A 1.5m wide prototype unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been developed by engineers at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield. Created with a 3D printer, the engineers have claimed that the polymer craft could form the basis of cheap and potentially disposable UAVs that could be built and deployed in remote situations potentially within as little as 24 hours.
3D printing market to grow to $4bn (USD) by 2025
According to research in the '3D Printing 2014-2025: Technologies, Markets, Players' report, IDTechEx have forecast that the market for 3D printing equipment, materials and software will grow from about $1.5bn (USD) this year to $4bn (USD) in 2025. While the automotive industry will remain the largest client sector, growth will be led by the sectors transitioning towards the use of 3D printing for final product applications, including medical/den...
Metcal introduce new features for the Scorpion Rework System
Metcal announce that it will introduce several new features for the Scorpion Rework System during the IPC APEX EXPO. The Scorpion System redefines precision and addresses the technical demands presented by component manufacturers today.
RS strengthens 3D printer offering
RS Components is placing a bet on the forecast growth of 3D printing with the introduction of an array of 3D printers and print technologies to its product offering. The new introductions are from 3D Systems, a provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers and print materials designed for professional, educational, and personal use.