Local Motors, known for developing the 3D printed Strati car and Olli bus, and its spinout co-creation platform Launch Forth have restructured under new parent company LM Industries Group Inc. Based in San Francisco, CA, LM Industries is launching as “the world’s first digital OEM.” Operating from microfactories rather than large facilities, LM Industries aims to […]
Scientists at the Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have successfully completed an experiment to 3D print ceramic parts containing lunar dust under microgravity. Using Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology on board the Airbus ZERO-G parabolic flight aircraft run by Novespace of Switzerland. The 3D printing experiment further explores […]
The Divergent 3D node-based additive manufacturing technology, used to make the Blade supercar, is to be the driver of a new electric vehicle (EV) production plant in Shanghai. The forthcoming factory is a joint development between EV investment firm We Solutions, and Shanghai Alliance Investment, a private equity and venture capital arm of Shanghai Municipal Government. […]
INTAMSYS, the Shanghai-headquartered manufacturer of FUNMAT 3D printers, has announced its plans to enter the Japanese industrial additive manufacturing market. Fusion Technology, a 3D printing design and services firm, will be INTAMSYS’ partner in the move, along with Canon Marketing Japan Inc. (TYO:8060). As an office supplies subsidiary of multinational computer manufacturing corporation Canon, Canon Marketing Japan Inc. is a […]
Ocean’s 8, the latest in the line of star-studded line of Hollywood heist movies, recently made its UK debut yesterday with a 3D printer in a starring role. Sitting on a desktop in the back of the gang’s workshop, a MakerBot Replicator Z18 seamlessly creates a Cartier diamond necklace that convinces an unwitting Anne Hathaway […]
A new, 3D printable smart material developed at the University of Nottingham in the UK has presented researchers with a novel way of storing, and hiding, information. Laden with photochromic particles, the material changes color in reaction light, then turns back again when exposed to air. “In theory,” explains project co-lead Dr. Graham Newton, “it would […]
With plans to expand its Asia-Pacific Japan (APJ) headquarters in the world’s largest manufacturing market HP, the Multi-Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing technology company, has unveiled a new production-grade 3D printing center in Foshan, China. Guangdong Lanwan Intelligence Technology Company, an open application service platform and 3D printing solution provider, will operate the facility in collaboration […]
From the landmark case of the conjoined McDonald Twins, to 3D printing over 600,000 medical devices to date, 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) has launched its On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service. A service for medical professionals, On Demand Anatomical Modeling makes custom 3D printed models to be used in surgical planning and patient education. “For more than 25 years, […]
Norsk Titanium, a Norwegian company that supplied the world’s first aerospace-grade, 3D printed titanium components for Boeing, has been officially added to the Qualified Producers List (QPL) for the multinational aircraft corporation through its Plattsburgh, New York Development and Qualification Center (PDQC). This milestone follows a string of successes for Norsk, including the approval from the […]
Following the release of the Additive Manufacturing Safety Certification for powder handling, UL, a global safety science company, and Tooling U-SME, a leading provider of manufacturing training solutions, have finalized an agreement to create a single source for training and professional additive manufacturing certification. With this partnership, the Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals program, previously developed by Tooling […]
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