Milling and engraving print head adapters enhance 3D printer
Conrad Business Supplies has introduced optional print head adapters for milling and engraving attachments for use with its renkforce RF1000 3D printer. Designed by Conrad’s Technology Center (CTC), the renkforce RF1000 offers users an adaptable, professional grade tool for the creation and development of 3D objects.
Boosting confidence in new manufacturing technologies
Additive manufacturing, including emerging 3D printing technologies, is booming. Last year an astronaut on the International Space Station used a 3D printer to make a socket wrench in space, hinting at a future when digital code will replace the need to launch specialised tools into orbit. Here on Earth, the Navy is considering applications for additive manufacturing aboard ships, and a commercial aircraft engine company recently announced its fi...
3D print materials ranging from PLA to chocolate
A crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com for a foldable 3D printer that can print a variety of materials has been launched by the Maastricht start up, By Flow. Offered with a wide range of easily exchangeable extruders, the Focus can print with standard materials, including as PLA, ABS, wood and nylon, but also with bio-rubber, bronze, ceramics and silicon. The printer can also print edible materials, such as chocolate.
Printing process makes 3D objects glow
Conventional ElectroLuminescent (EL) foils can only be bent up to a certain degree and can be easily applied onto flat surfaces. The recent process, developed by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Franz Binder, now allows for the direct printing of EL layers onto three-dimensional components. Such EL components might be used to enhance safety in buildings in case of power failure.
Desktop 3D printer delivers professional grade capability
RS Components (RS) has strengthened its range of 3D printers for rapid prototyping, one-off production and design professionals by adding the EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro XL personal desktop 3D DLP manufacturing system. The professional-grade Perfactory Micro XL delivers high-resolution print capability within a compact desktop form factor, and plugs easily into a PC via a standard USB connection.
RS Components extends portfolio of desktop DLP 3D printers with professional-grade desktop system from market-leading brand EnvisionTEC
RS Components has strengthened its range of 3D printers for rapid prototyping, one-off production and design professionals by adding the EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro XL personal desktop 3D DLP manufacturing system.
Electromagnetic simulation for 3DEXPERIENCE platform
Computer Simulation Technology and Dassault Systèmes jointly announced a partnership to integrate 3D electromagnetic simulation technology from CST into Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform. High-tech, transportation & mobility, aerospace & defence, industrial equipment and other industries will soon have access to a best-in-class multi-physics simulation solution for the creation and design of smart objects.
SPI Lasers explores the 3D printing revolution
3D printing has been around for decades but it didn't really gain traction until the 1990s. Until recently, only a handful of industries used additive manufacturing but that's all about to change. 3D printing is currently one of the hottest and most interesting advancements in technology and has the potential to revolutionise all sorts of industries from automotive and aerospace to electronics and healthcare.
3D printed tubes guide broken nerve endings together
University of Sheffield scientists have succeeded in using a 3D printed guide to help nerves damaged in traumatic incidents repair themselves. The team used the Nerve Guidance Conduit (NGC) device to repair nerve damage in animal models and say the method could help treat many types of traumatic injury. The NGC is a framework of tiny tubes, which guide the damaged nerve ends towards each other so that they can repair naturally.
3D printer incorporates touch screen
Quant 3D, a division of OK International, will showcase the new Q1000 industrial 3D printer in the Tier Time Booth #1038 at the Rapid 3D Event, scheduled to take place from 18th to 21st May, 2015. The Q1000 Industrial 3D printer is a high-performance, cost-effective 3D printing solution for industrial and large commercial applications.