3D printing startup company Fortify raises $10 million

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The Fortify was founded on research on composite 3D printing by Randall Erb and Joshua Martin at Northeastern University. Their goal was to enable quick and seamless fabrication of composites with optimized microstructures. Through their research, they invented magnetic 3D printing or Fluxprint.
Fluxprint makes high-performance materials accessible. It’s a patented magnetic 3D printing process that creates optimized composites.
Fluxprint combines magnetics and digital light processing (DLP) 3D printing to produce composite parts with ideal mechanical properties”.

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3D printing and model helped to separate conjoined twins Safa and Marwa

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3D printing and model helped to separate conjoined twins Safa and Marwa.
According to Great Ormond Street Hospital and Charity, After consultation with their doctors in Pakistan, Great Ormond Street Hospital welcomed them to Bumblebee Ward in autumn 2018 and set about a four-month four-stage separation process involving multiple specialties across the hospital – from craniofacial, neurology and psychology experts, to nurses, radiologists, and physiotherapists”.

 

 

https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/

https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/news/separating-conjoined-twins

https://all3dp.com/4/conjoined-twins-separated-with-help-of-3d-printing/

Pitt Engineers Receive $1 Million for 3D printed turbine component

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Pitt Engineers Receive $1 Million for 3D printed turbine component. The three-year project has received additional support from the University of Pittsburgh ($200,600), resulting in a total grant of $1,003,000.

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry today announced that the Department of Energy will award 113 grants totaling $121 million to 103 small businesses in 29 states.

According to Albert and Dr.Xiayun (Sharon) Zhao, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Pitt, “LPBF AM is capable of making complex metal components with the reduced cost of material and time. There is a desire to employ the appealing AM technology to fabricate sophisticated HGPTCs that can withstand higher working temperature for next-generation turbines. However, because there’s a possibility that the components will have porous defects and be prone to detrimental thermomechanical fatigue, it’s critical to have a good quality assurance method before putting them to use. The quality assurance framework we are developing will immensely reduce the cost of testing and quality control and enhance confidence in adopting the LPBF process to fabricate demanding HGPTCs.”

 

 

https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/News/2019/DOE-Grant-for-3D-Printed-Turbine-Components/

METHOD Mechanical Gripper

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According to Marco Perry, Pensa’s founder, “The dimensional accuracy that we’re getting with the Method compared to any industrial FDM is as good or better.”

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3D-printing an Aventador in the garage

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According to CTV News,” the Colorado physicist Physicist Sterling Backus who’s constructing this lookalike, Lamborghini, using a 3D printer. 3D-printing an Aventador in the garage.”
According to MOTOR, “My son said he loved the Aventador and wondered if it was possible to build one. He did not need to twist my arm too much!”

 

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/358976/lamborghini-aventador-3d-printed-body/

https://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/father-son-team-3d-printing-a-full-size-lamborghini-lookalike-1.4503265

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sterling-backus-17b2a2a7

https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/physicist-3d-print-lamborghini-aventador-garage

Supersonic Jet’s Nanoscale Additive Manufacturing

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Supersonic Jet’s Nanoscale Additive Manufacturing. According to professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology Andrei Fedorov,” we are controlling matter on the atomic scale to bring about new modes of additive manufacturing. This new science could bring about additive manufacturing applications that might otherwise be impossible. The resulting new technology will open up new dimensions for additive manufacturing at the atomic scale.
When we went to the lab to use nanofabrication with focused electron beams, which are the size of a few nanometers, we could not grow structures that were just a few nanometers. They grew to be 50 or 100 nanometers. And it also took a long time to produce the structures, which meant that, without improvements, we’d never be able to produce them at high volume.”

https://www.news.gatech.edu/hg/image/622941/original

 

 

https://www.machinedesign.com/3d-printing/supersonic-gas-speeds-nanoscale-3d-printing

https://www.news.gatech.edu/2019/07/02/tiny-supersonic-jet-injector-accelerates-nanoscale-additive-manufacturing

The hot golden age for 3D Printing

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According to Jaime Aldecoa and Maker Muse, “3-D printing is one of those hot technologies that sometimes gets a bad rep among the not-so-tech inclined. You see, 3-D printing is often held up as a holy grail of sorts, a technology that could someday shake up manufacturing and numerous other industries. And then people see 3-D printers and realize most struggle to print anything useful.”

 

Are We Approaching a Golden Age for 3D Printing?

 

ExOne and Siemens Digital Industries partnership for 3D printing

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According to Dr. Karsten Heuser, Vice President of Additive Manufacturing at Siemens Digital Industries and ExOne CEO John Hartner, “With this expanded partnership, ExOne will deliver even more value to our foundry and manufacturing customers who rely on our industrial3D printers. We are proud to be the first industrial 3D printer to fully integrate the latest of Siemens control, sensing and motion technologies and this new MindSphere technology, which will give our customers a new level of control and plant integration.”

We are proud to further strengthen our partnership with ExOne and advance the industrialization of additive manufacturing. Siemens brings new digital technologies and its profound industrial domain know-how to help ExOne generate further value. The new ExOne S-Max Pro™3D printer proves that seamlessly integrated software and automation solutions result in shorter time-to-market, higher performance, and maximum availability.”

 

https://www.exone.com/en-US/News/ExOne-and-Siemens-Partner-to-Bring-Industry-4-(1)

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Request a free 3D print sample part

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According to the Formlabs, “stereolithography (SLA) print process, and see how Formlabs prints compare to parts made from an extrusion-based fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printer:

Form 1+ is a stereolithography 3D printer. Today, we’re going to look at how it works and put it to the test against parts from an extrusion-based machine.

Let’s start by taking a closer look at the printer. When we open up the light blocking cover, we can see a build platform inside. This metal plate is where the parts are made.

Underneath the build platform is a liquid resin tank. This clear window gives the ultraviolet laser a path to cure the resin.

To start a print, we’ll upload a file, and fill up the resin tank to the indicator line. You can see the laser passing back and forth inside, hardening the liquid plastic.

Now, We’ll take our print out and wash it in rubbing alcohol to get the excess resin off. The flower comes with supports on it, and we’ll snip them off to finish the piece.

Stereolithography is known for producing extreme detail, with layers down to four times finer than a human hair.

The Form 1+ lets us take advantage of a library of materials, so we made some other parts to show what these resins can do.

A Castable Resin gives jewelers and engineers an inexpensive way to produce metal parts. This Flexible Resin is great for simulating different textures and as we can see, this Tough Resin and can really take a hit”.

 

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The World’s Fastest Dental Model 3D Printer

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This is a guest contribution by Egor Driagin, Chief Marketing Officer at Top 3D Shop

Structo, Singapore-based dental 3D printer manufacturer partners with Ulab, a U.S.-based orthodontic treatment planning software developer to modernize the production of clear dental aligners. The two companies announced their partnership focused on supplying various segments of the market with their new dentistry solutions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: www.structo3d.com

In the framework of the new project, Structo’s DentaForm 3D printer will be used together with the uLab uDesign treatment planning software to create aligner models. The 3D printer will become a part of the uLab’s uPrint ecosystem.

 Joe Breeland, chief commercial officer at uLab commented: “DentaForm’s high throughput capabilities of printing up to 10 arches in 30 minutes is exactly what existing uLab customers need to help them with their in-office aligner manufacturing.” 

The companies’ cooperation will also include working on additional solutions, such as Structo’s Velox desktop 3D printer and Structo Elements, a modular 3D printing system capable of printing up to 500 models per day.

 

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asDMnBZDXZg (Structo 3D)

“Our teams will also collaborate on new products that will involve the rest of our portfolio,” said a chief commercial officer at Structo, Dhruv Sahgal. “On top of our Velox desktop 3D printer, another exciting new solution that we are working on is an aligner specific module for our Elements automated and modular factory in a box.”

Structo introduced its first dental 3D printers back in 2014 – they were intended for building patient-specific devices and dental models. Structo’s proprietary technology MSLA (Mask Stereolithography) allows to print much faster than other SLA 3D printers. One of the key partners of the company is ClearCaps, a German clear dental aligner manufacturer. Last year, ClearCaps managed to produce 250 models per day with the DentaForm system.

 

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE8TxgpXx9M (Structo 3D)

The new joint project involves the integration of the DentaForm system into the uLab platform that allows dentists to create digital models based on intraoral 3D digital scans of the patients. uLab allows orthodontists to quickly design treatment plans for aligners and create dental movement plans. The resulting 3D digital model can be exported directly to 3D printers in dental practitioner’s office. Since the software’s launch in summer of 2018, it was utilized in treatment of over 13,000 dental patients. 

Structo DentaForm is the seventh 3D printer integrated into the uLab platform. Others include Carbon M2; the Objet 500 and 260VS Dental selection from Stratasys; the Formlabs Form 2 and Vida and Micro XL from EnvisionTec. 

3D printed business cards

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3D printed business cards. According to Women in 3D Printing,” how to make a 3D printed business card design, with your own portrait on it. This uses a free 3D design website called Tinkercad. I used a Lulzbot Taz 4 to print it out.”

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