3D Printing in Space: A Thermoplastic for Additive Manufacturing from Stratasys

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3D  Printing in Space: A Thermoplastic for Additive Manufacturing from Stratasys

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Equipment used in space encounters extreme environment, for example, large temperature changes in short periods of time, extreme radiations, and so on.  One problem encountered in space is rapid build-up of electrostatic charge.  To address such conditions, Stratasys Advanced Materials has developed ESD PEKK, a thermoplastic for additive manufacturing that has electrostatic dissipative (ESD) qualities.  The ESD properties combined with excellent mechanical and thermal properties makes ESD PEKK suitable for advanced electronics applications, for example, for use in space.

 

Stratasys Blog of ESD PEKK 3D Printing

 

White Paper: Manufacturing with ESD PEKK

 

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Arcam Uses Electron Beam Melting (EBM) for 3D Printing Metal Implants

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Arcam Uses Electron Beam Melting (EBM) for 3D Printing Metal Implants

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Arcam is a Swedish company founded in 1997.  Arcam provides cost-effective 3D printing solutions for metal parts.  The Arcam EBM (Electronic Beam Melting) builds metal parts from metal powder by melting the metal powder with a powerful electronic beam.  The electron beam is precisely controlled using electromagnetic coils.

Arcam uses the EBM technology to manufacture patient specific orthopedic implants.  Computer Tomography (CT) is used to build a CAD model of a patient specific implant and EBM technology is used to 3D print the part from the CAD model.

 

http://www.arcam.com/technology/electron-beam-melting/

 


Wikipedia Article on Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing

Thermaltake: PC Customization Using 3D Printing

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Thermaltake: PC Customization Using 3D Printing

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Thermaltake is a manufacturer of PC cases designs, power supplies and cooling solutions.  Thermaltake has launched a website for custom PC modification using 3D printing.  The website provides downloads of designs for building custom PCs and also allows users to submit their designs.  According to their website “Thermaltake is intended to build an innovative brand by incorporating with “Maker Movement” ideas. Thus, we offer a 3D printing platform for anyone who loves “DIY” and “Modding” to discuss and share the innovation and creation of customized case components and accessories.”

 

http://3dmakers.thermaltake.com/

 

 

RapidReady Article on ThermalTake

Holy Faya: Combining 3D Printing with Traditional Jewelry

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Holy Faya: Combining 3D Printing with Traditional Jewelry

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Holy Faya is a creative studio founded by Celia Elmasu and Nelly Zagury,a French artist duo.  They create unique ornaments using 3D printing combined with traditional jewelry.  Their jewelry combines PLA with precious metals. According to them “We dream, we draw, we design the 3D modeling, we print, we add precious materials.  We love mixing our 3D printed creations with mother of pearl, gold, skins, stones & crystals..”  Their short film “The Black Crook” premiered on Feb. 12, 2016, at the Chimney NYC, Brooklyn, thechimneynyc.com.

http://www.holyfaya.com

NY Times Article: A Rap Video With a Side of 3D-Printed Jewelry