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Advancing Utilization of 3D Printing

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According to the PostProcess Blog, “Advancing Utilization of 3D Printed PolyJet Medical Models – A Realistic Look at Post-Printing Challenges.”

Advancing Utilization of 3D Printed PolyJet Medical Models: A Realistic Look at Post-Printing Challenges

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$20 million investment in local 3D printing company

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According to the Buffalo News, “Former Buffalo Sabres owner B. Thomas Golisano is investing $20 million in PostProcess Technologies, a 3D printing technology company based in Buffalo.
PostProcess specializes in automating the finishing of parts produced by 3D printers. Golisano said his investment will help PostProcess “scale to meet market interest.”

The PostProcess team has strong technology but also deep focus on culture, quality and customers,” Golisano said in a statement. “Having an innovative, software-based company in a cutting edge industry right here in Western New York is a key indicator of the momentum in the region’s expanding startup environment.”

Golisano invests $20 million in local 3D printing company

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.”

 

ExOne Licenses Method of 3D Printing Lightweight Ceramic-Metal from Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Logo: Siemens Claim: Ingenuity for life home

Fourth Industrial Revolution technology in ‘Sierra Leone’

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According to the President Julius Maada Bio,” the West African country of Sierra Leone used a 3D printer to create a map of Sierra Leone with the distribution of the number of girls not attending primary schools across the country. The idea evolved over lunch at State House where senior government officials were discussing the status of education within the country.”
According to the head of UK’s Department of Foreign International Development Mary Hunt, “the fact you can pick it up and turn it around to see different aspects of the map makes you feel like you are there – in Kenema, Kabala, or Bonthe – seeing the challenges in peoples lives and what needs to change. I was so drawn to its clarity and potential I had to ask the President if I could take it with me I wanted to share it with others.”
This is the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution technology’.

 

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/06/sierra-leone-3d-printing-model-state/

http://www.sierra-leone.org/

3D printed resistive soft sensors

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According to related publications from Shih B., Christianson C., Gillespie K., Lee S., Mayeda J., Huo Z., Tolley M. T. (2019), “Design considerations for 3D printed, soft, multi-material resistive sensors for soft robotics. Frontiers in Robotics and AISubmersible robots are finding ever-increasing uses in search and rescue, environmental monitoring, and defense applications. Artificial muscles made out of dielectric elastomer actuators (DEAs) provide an attractive choice for driving submersible robotics based on their high energy density, lightweight, and efficiency. One challenge for most DEAs is that that they require conductive electrodes that are made out of materials that are challenging to the pattern, opaque, and/or add stiffness to the devices.”

 

 

https://sites.google.com/eng.ucsd.edu/bioinspired/

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vxUw_KLXNnTDJvj2UAQSwp7zPBFQ-061/view

Fab lab hub for 3D Printing

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The brightest minds in DigiFab learning to expand your interaction with innovative education and workforce training communities!

According to Fab Lab Hub founder Sarah Boisvert who organizes the conference, “DigiFabCon is thrilled to be in Pittsburgh with its vibrant additive manufacturing community and engaged STEM ecosystem. America Makes recognizes that a trained workforce is essential to the adoption of new disruptive technologies and their new programs that include certifications and Digital Badges are key to Industry 4.0’s success”.

NASA’s Centennial Challenges

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According to Monsi Roman, program manager for NASA’s Centennial Challenges and Lex Akers, dean of Bradley’s Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology,”The final milestone of this competition is a culmination of extremely hard work by bright, inventive minds who are helping us advance the technologies we need for a sustainable human presence on the Moon, and then on Mars. We celebrate their vision, dedication, and innovation in developing concepts that will not only further NASA’s deep-space goals, but also provide viable housing solutions right here on Earth.
It is an impressive achievement for these two teams to demonstrate this disruptive and terrific 3D-printing technology at such a large scale. By teaming up with NASA and Caterpillar, we are proud to bring these teams together in an environment where they can innovate, create and challenge our vision of what’s possible. Congratulations to both teams for their accomplishments.”

https://www.nasa.gov/

https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/centennial_challenges