Open Source 3D printing cuts cost from $4,000 to only $0.25 says new study

Slot die coating is a means of adding a thin, uniform film of material to a substrate. It is a widely used method for the manufacturing of electronic devices – including flat screen televisions, printed electronics, lithium-ion batteries and sensors. Up until recently, slot die components were...

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Posted on Jan 17, 2018

Study finds 3D printed titanium scaffolds better than current bone-grafting treatments

At Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin, “Europe’s largest University clinic,” researchers are working to prove that, in specific cases, 3D printed titanium-mesh scaffolds offer a better alternative to conventional bone-grafting techniques using a patient’s own bone. The tr...

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Posted on Jan 13, 2018

Interview: New study shows 3D printing is second fastest growing technology of 2017

IFI CLAIMS Patent Services has published a new report showing the enterprises, technologies and countries with the most patents. For 2017, over 320,000 patents were granted – an increase of 5.2% on the previous year and a new record. I caught up with Larry Cady, senior analyst, IFI CLAIMS Pate...

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Posted on Jan 11, 2018

UMSOM study highlights 3D printed implants to reverse hearing loss

Hearing aids are one of the earliest examples of the added value 3D printing can bring to a commercial market. Coupled with 3D scanning technology, additive manufacturing has made it possible for companies like Sonova to improve the quality of existing products through mass customization. Recently p...

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Posted on Dec 1, 2017

Ames Lab research 3D prints practical catalytic objects for chemical study

Adding to the potential of 3D printed objects, research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has proved the ability to make objects with instilled catalytic potential. By adding this quality to the material, researchers can make devices that facilitate the study of chemical react...

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Posted on Nov 1, 2017