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Evonik invests in Chinese 3D-printing start-up making medical implants

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According to Ken Jin, co-founder, and chief technology officer of Meditool, “Meditool is one of the pioneers in developing 3D printed PEEK medical implants. Evonik has been our trusted partner in materials supply. The venture investment will be an extra boost to our endeavor to bring innovative solutions to patients and surgeons in China and the rest of the world.”
Evonik’s venture capital arm has already invested in two funds in China and with Meditool, it now has its first direct investment. Co-investors in Meditool include ZN Ventures, Morningside Ventures, and Puhua Capital.

Evonik invests in Chinese 3D-printing start-up making medical implants

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Materialise reports the Second quarter and now, 2019 results

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Materialise incorporates nearly 30 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which form the backbone of the 3D printing industry.
According to Materialise,” Let’s discuss ways how we can empower people to design, collaborate, build, and fabricate in more sustainable ways, while reducing waste, saving money, and staying competitive. At the end of the second quarter of 2019, the total commitment of lease assets and liabilities amounted to 5,050 kEUR. Our Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2019 was affected positively by the new standard as a result of the rental payments decrease of 644 kEUR; however, our operating profit was impacted by only 52 kEUR as depreciation expenses increased by 593 kEUR.
Materialise, Will acquire a mix of existing and new shares bringing its total shareholding to 75%, with the founding shareholders retaining the remaining 25%. All shares will be fully paid for in cash at the closing, which is expected to take place during the week of August 5, 2019.”

According to Materialise reports the Second quarter and now, 2019 Results, Executive Chairman Peter Leys commented, “In spite of a macro-economic environment that continues to be challenging, Materialise reported another quarter of top-line growth. This was mainly driven by Materialise Medical, which continued to perform strongly with solid revenue growth and EBITDA performance, and also by Materialise Manufacturing, which realized a double-digit EBITDA margin and grew its revenues for the third consecutive quarter.

This quarter, the contribution by Materialise Software to our revenue growth and Adjusted EBITDA margin was below our expectations as a number of sales were pushed out to the second half of the year. Our outlook for 2019 remains within our previous guidance range, with our results now including expected contributions from our August acquisition of a 75% stake in Engimplan.

This investment, which will enable us to introduce the benefits of Materialise’s patient-specific 3D printing implants and expertise to the fast-growing Brazil market, is part of our strategy to accelerate our growing presence in the additive manufacturing ecosystem through carefully selected acquisitions and partnerships.”

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The 3D-Printed architectural pastry

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According to

“Dinara Kasko creates highly artistic, edible cakes using 3D printers. In her talk, Dinara will tell us how she shifted from architecture to the baking industry! Dinara Kasko describes herself as an architectural pastry chef coming from Ukraine. She is creating highly artistic, edible cakes through the use of 3D printers. In her TEDx Talk, Dinara will tell her story about how she has shifted from architecture to the baking industry resulting in a combination of both fields.

Moreover, her professional career and the choices she made show that due to the emergence of new technologies people get the possibility to tap into completely new fields either in their personal life or in their work life. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.”

According to Ukrainian pastry chef Dinara Kasko (TedX talk) architectural pastry chef, Dmitri Shurygin, Shurygin Jonquils Café & Bakery, “It’s very interesting in terms of texture and flavor profile. What can be more beautiful than a cake?
Each dessert has up to six layers. The Lime Basil, for example, has lime jelly, marshmallow cream, cheese mousse, white sponge and coconut.”

 

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Physna: Compare thousands of 3D models in seconds

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Physna: Compare thousands of 3D models in seconds,
According to Physna’s CEO Paul Powers and Glenn Warner, “Through revolutionary artificial intelligence, Physna uses advanced algorithms to dissect and analyze 3D objects in the blink of an eye.
Many companies have collectively spent billions of dollars on this problem. The reason that Physna is the first to actually fix it is that we used a fundamentally different type of technology.
Compare your IP with others in seconds, ensuring that you’re using the correct models and nobody else is using your designs. Promptly determine if a 3D object matches your standards, allowing you to get to market quicker. Find any 3D object in seconds, old or new, helping to keep department and operation costs to a minimum. Compare any two models instantly and see exactly how much they match with total accuracy and reliability. We call those facets. Everything in nature can be broken down into triangles. We basically analyze the relationship of facets to each other and to the surrounding environment.”

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Don’t phear the phunny name: Physna could soon be a $1 billion software company

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Physna raises $6.9 million to develop “Google of 3D models”

Awesome to be green:)

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Awesome to be green:)
3D printing technology to be fully Eco-friendly.3D printing technology uses large amounts of energy, larger than the amount used by milling and drilling machines.
If you think about failed prints you may somehow eventually recycle the plastic.
Plastics products may take up to a thousand years to compost while PLA products compost within 3-6 months in a composting system.
PLA-  is made from renewable sources, such as starch – corn, potatoes, soy protein, cellulose, and lactic acid, cassava, sugarcane or sugar beet pulp, all of them are compostable, but this process is only considered “composted” The material breaks down into carbon dioxide, water, and biomass.
3D printing waste happens –

when sometimes layers aren’t sticking together properly in mid-print and depending on the model’s geometry it might cause a failure.
This could be because you’re 3D printing at a temperature that’s a bit too low.
Precaution-

Increase the print temperature slightly and ensure those layers fuse into each other.
In 3D printing, two most common filaments to print with are ABS plastic, PLA, polyamide (nylon), glass filled polyamide, stereolithography materials (epoxy resins), silver, titanium, steel, wax, photopolymers, and polycarbonate.
3D printing uses sustainable manufacturing method. Because it reduces waste.
Later its applications range from medical devices to aerospace — and possibly even drinking water.
ABS – is a thermoplastic that is great for 3D printing because of its strength and durability. This material is not biodegradable or compostable but can be recycled.
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), which Lego is made from, is a safe plastic. BabyBjorn also uses ABS – it’s BPA free. Plastics made from corn starch resin are lumped into the #7 category, and these are BPA free too.
Nylon –  is BPA free, and it’s a #7.
These numbers are for which plastics are healthier for you and more easily recyclable?

4 Ways to Recycle Failed 3D Prints

What do the numbers on plastics mean?

#1 plastics: PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate)(Is it safe? -No)
#2 plastics: HDPE (high-density polyethylene)(Is it safe?- YES)

#3 plastics: PVC (polyvinyl chloride or plasticized polyvinyl chloride)(Is it safe?- NO)

#4 plastics: LDPE (low-density polyethylene)(Is it safe?-YES)

#5 plastics: PP (polypropylene)(Is it safe?- YES)

#6 plastics: PS (polystyrene)(Is it safe?-NO)

#7 plastics: other (all other plastics, including acrylic and nylon)(Is it safe?- NOT SURE)

If you want to reuse any material

Use precautions-

can re-heat the material to use it again in a filament recycler.
If we like to do some craftwork, get a ‘ProtoCycler’ and make your filament.
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ReDeTec Protocycler – OMG it works!

This kind recycler will smash failed prints into smaller pieces, melt them down, and force the liquid plastic through an opening.

 

 

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What do the numbers on plastics mean?

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Request a free 3D print sample part

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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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3D-printed Nintendo Switch

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According to All3dp and Howchoo, “In this video, I’ll teach you how to build your own Nintendo Switch mini arcade cabinet using a 3D printer and some other basic electronics. This cabinet will even charge your Switch while you play.”

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3D print your own Vision M Next model

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According to cnet.com, “Vision M Next concept car, BMW launched a new corner of its website that lets people “experience” the car in various ways. The most intriguing is through 3D printing- BMW has released a free STL file that lets people with 3D printers create their own small-scale version of the sharply styled coupe, although the automaker says that the only size limitation is “set by your printer,” so I guess you could build a full-scale model with enough patience.
BMW even gave a tip to go with the STL file. It suggests printing the body and the rims separately, which will “improve the outcome significantly.”

 

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BMW offers up the files to let you 3D print your own Vision M Next concept car

3D Printing News Alert(Stratasys first quarter 2019 financial results)

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Stratasys first quarter 2019 financial results. According to Elchanan (Elan) Jaglom, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Stratasys,“We are pleased with our first quarter top-line results, and are particularly encouraged by the continuation of the strong performance we have seen in North America over the last several quarters, demonstrating steady adoption of our systems and materials in our largest market. We are also pleased with our non-GAAP profitability in the first quarter, demonstrating our continued commitment to controlling expenses and delivering shareholder value. Our recent new product introductions are generating significant interest from our customers and expanding our addressable markets, and we look forward to additional announcements as we move through 2019 and into 2020.”

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