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Working in partnership to create hybrid additive manufacturing platform

ANCA, a manufacturer of CNC grinding machines based in Melbourne, Australia, have designed a brand-new hybrid 3D printing system for making custom-designed machining tools. Before it will be available on the open market, ANCA will work together with both Australia’s  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Sutton Tools in order to upgrade the …

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The importance of connectivity in the AM workflow

3D Printing Industry recently sat down with Keyvan Karimi, founder and CEO of  AMFG, to discuss the importance of connectivity to achieve scalable additive manufacturing workflows, and how him and AMFG plan to give this connectivity to manufacturers through its MES software and its partnerships with other companies like Autodesk and EOS. AMFG recently collaborated …

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The importance of connectivity in the AM workflow

3D Printing Industry recently sat down with Keyvan Karimi (pictured above), founder and CEO of  AMFG, to discuss the importance of connectivity to achieve scalable additive manufacturing workflows, and how him and AMFG plan to give this connectivity to manufacturers through its MES software and its partnerships with other companies like Autodesk and EOS. AMFG …

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Helping the visually impaired with braille & moon patterns on 3D printed tablets

A team of researcher from the UK and from Spain are evaluating the potential of 3D printing in pharmaceuticals. Printing braille on printlets (printed tablets) is a great idea and fits perfectly for patent specific treatments for the visually impaired, this will help with dosage errors as well as, helping the patient feel independent and …

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Launching an AM optimization software

Additive Flow, an optimization software developed based in the UK, has now formally introduced their brand-new software for AM optimization called FormFlow. Founded back in 2017, Additive Flow’s main goal is to solve many of the digital challenges that are currently affecting the additive manufacturing workflow with its latest multifunctional, physics-driven software. What FormFlow is …

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3D printing and welding stainless steel parts using desktop machines

Somerset Community College (SCC), a community college based in Somerset, Kentucky, have recently become successful in 3D printing many 316L stainless steel metal parts by using and modifying budget desktop 3D printers. This project has become one of the first of its kind in which 3D printed metal parts that were done on $600 printers …

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Improving jawbone regeneration with bioprinting

A group of researchers from Sichuan University, China, have been looking into bioprinting and bone regeneration. Bioprinting has been used in the medical field for bone regeneration,  scaffold for skin graphing and making functioning organs (small test size so far). Bone regeneration has been a challenge in the medical field and in bioprinting, struggling to …

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Utilizing 3D printed organ models for accurate medical mannequins

A group of researchers in Canada have been utilizing 3D printed anatomically correct organ models to improve medical imaging and reduce the exposure of patients to radiation. It is critical that patients treated with radiation aren’t exposed to addition, harmful, radiation. The researchers point out how important it is to use the minimize radiation while …

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Releasing a 3D Printed and Delivered service from a 3D file marketplace

MyMiniFactory, a 3D file marketplace set in London, England, have just released a new type of 3D printing service that allows hobbyists who are still deciding whether they want to learn about using a 3D printer. The 3D marketplace has decided to strengthen its catering in 3D prints to its customers by establishing a separate …

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FDM printing small medical implants using PEEK

German researchers are looking into using PEEK thermoplastic for medical implants. PEEK thermoplastic is a high performance material made of molecules that are both temperature and chemical resistant making it quite popular for a multitude of applications. PEEK is also used in the medical field, it’s compatible with orthopedics, devices in the skull and antibacterial …

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