TGA hopes to redefine custom made devices with 3D printing regulations

Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has opened a new consultation seeking advice on “Proposed regulatory changes related to personalised and 3D printed medical devices.” The call to action has been launched following a concern that current regulatory frameworks are i...

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Posted on Nov 13, 2017

Made Smarter Review Report finds AI, robotics and 3D printing could contribute £445bn to UK economy

An independent review of the UK’s manufacturing sector led by Jürgen Maier, CEO of Siemens UK, has reached completion. The Made Smarter Review Report calls for government and businesses to come together and embrace the nation’s potential as a leader of the Fourth Industrial Revolution ...

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Posted on Oct 30, 2017

Robotic gripper made with 3D printing can hold, twist, and sense objects

3D printing and soft robotics have come together once again. This time it is in the form os a soft robotic gripper that can discern, grip and manipulate objects without being pre-programmed to do so. The device, developed by engineers and roboticists at the University of California, San Diego, utili...

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Posted on Oct 12, 2017

Made In Space 3D prints first-ever extended objects in a space-like environment

In March we reported on a system and method for assembling a spacecraft such as a satellite in space from Made In Space. Now photos and more details are available demonstrating how Made In Space plans to additively manufacture extended structures off-earth. In conjunction with NASA, testing is under...

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Posted on Aug 11, 2017

Children benefit from exoskeleton made on Sinterit desktop SLS 3D printer

In partnership with 3D printer manufacturer Sinterit, designer Bartłomiej Gaczorek has designed a custom fitting exoskeleton for children with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). The genetic condition, which can severely impede the lives of young children, causes a loss of movement in limbs due to dysfu...

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Posted on Aug 1, 2017