3D Printing upcoming Events, Conferences

The Formnext trade fair 2019 purmundus challenge

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According to The 2019 purmundus challenge,” which is being held from 19 to 22 November 2019 in Frankfurt in hall 12.1-E09 of the Formnext trade fair, shines a spotlight on forward-looking product ideas from 18 countries on 5 continents under the motto “Beyond 3D printing. This is the seventh time that the 3D and 4D printing award for the purmundus challenge has been presented in Frankfurt. A total of 38 finalists now stand a chance of winning the prestigious purmundus challenge trophy. The award ceremony will be broadcast live from the Formnext exhibition via the Facebook portal. In addition to the first three places, this year there will once again be a “special mention” and an “innovation prize”. A prize for the “people’s choice”, voted for over the course of the fair by visitors to Formnext 2019, completes the purmundus challenge.

International exhibition and conference on 3D printing / additive manufacturing & tooling (19-22 Nov 2019).

The purmundus challenge looks ahead beyond 3D printing

First living tissue 3D printed in space aboard the International Space Station

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First living tissue 3D printed in space aboard the International Space StationFirst living tissue 3D printed in space aboard the International Space Station

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

First living tissue 3D printed in space aboard the International Space Station
This is a guest post contribution by Egor Driagin, Chief Marketing Officer at Top 3D Shop.

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The Top 3D Expo Conference which took place in Moscow on April 19 demonstrated a revolutionary bioprinter that was previously sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to manufacture living tissues and organ under zero gravity. Yusef Khesuani, the managing partner and co-founder of the 3D Bioprinting Solutions Company, presented and told many interesting facts about their brainchild.

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A 3D bioprinter named Organ.Aut was transported to the ISS on December 3, 2018, where it was used to carry out several biomedical experiments in orbit.

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Application in medicine

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Using this 3D bioprinter, Oleg Kononenko, a Russian astronaut, successfully manufactured several types of living tissue, namely, the cartilage tissue of a human and the thyroid of a mouse.

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The results of these experiments with 3D-printing were 12 biological samples which then were sent to the Russian company 3D Bioprinting Solutions, responsible for conducting further research.

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3D printing in zero gravity state empowers modern science to create tissues and organs for transplantation while helping to avoid the limitations of terrestrial gravitation and test new methods of printing complicated kinds of tissue from living cells.

In autumn 2019, it is planned to send to orbit special synthetic ceramic materials, which will be utilized to fabricate implants with the help of 3D printing technologies. Such implants will facilitate the regeneration of bone tissue in patients with serious injuries.

Application in foodstuff manufacturing

Apart from benefiting science and medicine, bioprinting can go much further and find application in food production, too. 3D Bioprinting Solutions together with foreign partners, bio-technological startups from different countries, are already working in this direction.

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They are studying the cultivation of artificial beef, blue tuna, and salmon from living cells. If these experiments succeed, in the measurable future, we will be able to produce cruelty-free, eco-friendly, technological-powered and, most important, inexpensive meat on a wholesale scale! The company received samples from its partners and now is testing them in terms of meeting technical requirements necessary for sending these samples to the ISS with a 3D printer onboard.

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Organ.Aut

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Organ.Aut is a bioprinter designed specifically to work with biological tissue (such as living cells in nutrient liquid) in space.

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This 3D bioprinter manages printing materials using magnet fields in order to form their structures, not layer by layer as is normally the case with FDM solutions, but from all the sides simultaneously.

In addition to the 3D bioprinter for space, the company also produces biological 3D printers which can be used on Earth.

FABION 2

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FABION 2 is an updated version of the company’s previous model – a basic bioprinter FABION able to print biological tissues using bio-inks and hydrogels of different consistencies and compositions. FABION 2 ensures high cell density and high level of synthesis of extracellular matrix proteins within spheroids, which provides for the creation of highly viable and fully functional tissue constructs.

At the Conference

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At the exhibition conference, visitors could see Organ.Aut and other cutting-edge equipment for 3D printing and scanning as well as listen to interesting reports from the field experts.

For instance, the head of 3D Bioprinting Solutions not only demonstrated the bioprinter and explained in simple words the principle of its work, but also gave a talk on the topic: “3D-bioprinting: its past, present, future”, under which, he speculated on the development of bioprinting in the world – how it was invented, its current situation, and prospects.

3D Printing upcoming Events, Conferences(RAPID + TCT 2019)

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According to Michael Kraabel, Bolin, “RAPID + TCT is always at the forefront of technology and way ahead of any other conference I go to. If I could only do one conference a year, this would be it”.

RAPID + TCT

May 20-23, 2019 in Detroit, MI

https://rapid3devent.com/rp19engcom/?utm_source=engineering.com&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=RP19ENGCOM

https://www.xpressreg.net/register/rapd0519/landing.asp?sc=&aban=&hkey=&iq=&vip=&tm=&_ga=2.93346333.1471083993.1552336192-1920361565.1552336192

3D Printing News Alert(Baker Hughes GE latest industrial X-ray CT technology and 3D printing)

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According to Electronic Times Internet Reporter Eunjung Judy Yu(judy6956@etnews.com), and etnews,”major additive and industrial manufacturing business are switching to revolutionary CT technology from BHGE for the inspection of raw additive materials and 3D printed parts.
‘Phoenix v is the industry’s first high-tech X-ray CT inspection system with 300kV microfocus tubes and 180kV nano focus tubes. It provides high-resolution 3D images and supports fast and accurate quality inspection for batteries, sensors, electronic assemblies, and automobile parts. The innovative scatter correction technology ‘scatter|correct’ provides precise 3D image analysis with minimal scattering, and the 16-megapixel digital detector technology delivers accurate and sharp images at speed 2-3 times faster than conventional DXR detectors. It can be used in quality inspection for sophisticated batteries, light metal casting, 3D printing parts, and composite material parts, and it is also able to mount 3D measurement technology conforming to German industry standards (VDI)”.

https://www.gemeasurement.com/ru/node/2331

https://www.industrial.ai/industry/additive-industrial-manufacturing

https://www.industrial.ai/sites/g/files/cozyhq596/files/2018-07/bhgemcgeit_ct_overview_en_0418.pdf