Month: October 2019
Merck proves 3D printing’s transformative power.
According to Michele D’Alessandro, vice president and CIO of manufacturing IT at Merck & Co, “Over the past four years, Merck has increasingly leveraged advancements in Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) to establish state-of-the art capabilities aimed to enable and drive innovation across our enterprise.”
Neighborhood 91 to attract the 3D printing industry to Pittsburgh International Airport. According to Christina Cassotis, CEO, Pittsburgh International Airport,” Together, we are seizing on an opportunity that will create new jobs for this region and position us for the future.”
According to Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive, “This will be the epicenter of additive manufacturing. You see, here in Pittsburgh, we have a history of making things. And today we still make things; we just make them smarter.”
According to Mapei, a worldwide producer of construction materials, “TECLA will be the first house to be entirely 3D printed using locally sourced clay.
A biodegradable and recyclable ‘km 0 natural’ material which will effectively make the building zero-waste.”
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According to Massivit 3D Printing, “One Piece 20th Anniversary Manga to Life with 3D Printing. One Piece manga fans had a chance to get interactive with their favorite One Piece manga characters that were 3D printed in huge sizes for the publication’s 20th Anniversary celebrations. Fans used the event app’s augmented reality videos to film themselves together with the 24 giant 3D printed props and to customize the videos and share them on social media.”
According to the lead author of the research paper, Dr. Rahul Karyappa from SUTD and Principal investigator, Assistant Professor Michinao Hashimoto from SUTD, “The simplicity and flexibility of Ci3DP offer great potential in fabricating complex chocolate-based products without the need for temperature control.
Ci3DP is capable of fabricating customized food in a wide range of materials with tailored textures and optimized nutritional content. This new approach also widens the industry’s capabilities in 3D food printing, allowing for the cold-extrusion of food products that are temperature-sensitive.”
The concept of chocolate-based ink 3D printing (Ci3DP) involves liquid chocolate products mixed with edible additives and printed by a direct ink writing (DIW) 3D printer at room temperature. The formulated inks allowed easy extrusion through the syringes and nozzles and form self-supporting layers after extrusion to maintain the printed structures.