Additive Manufacturing Industry News | Week 03 | 2023

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Chinmay Saraf

Technical Writer, AM Chronicle
Chinmay Saraf is a scientific writer living in Indore, India. His academic background is in mechanical engineering, and he has substantial experience in fused deposition-based additive manufacturing. Chinmay possesses an M.Tech. in computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing and is enthusiastic about 3D printing, product development, material science, and sustainability. He also has a deep interest in “Frugal Designs” to improve the present technical systems.

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The round up of last weeks additive manufacturing news includes initiation of plan to build first 3D printed Mosque in Dubai; installation of world’s largest robotic 3D printing set-up by Al Seer Marine; Miss Universe Singapore debuts her 3-D printed orchid dress and much more. 

Dubai To Build World’s First 3D-Printed Mosque

Plans to build the world’s first fully functional 3D-printed mosque have been unveiled in Dubai. The construction of the 2,000-square-metre mosque in Bur Dubai will start in October and the mosque will be ready for 600 worshippers early in 2025.

An artist’s impression of the mosque. Photo: Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai

Al Seer Marine becomes a Hub for Large-Scale 3D printing in Abu Dhabi (UAE) by Installing World’s Largest Robotic 3D printing setup

Al Seer Marine is starting the world largest robotic printing system in December this year. Al Seer Marine is planning to operate the machinery in several shifts to fulfill the requests received from UAE and international clients.

Miss Universe Singapore Carissa Yap Debuts Her National Costume, A 3-D Printed Orchid Dress

Representing Singapore in the 71st Miss Universe competition that is happening on 15 January 2023, Carissa Yap set wow to the world with a stunning 3-D printed orchid costume.

BCN3D launched New Generation of the BCN3D Epsilon Series 

BCN3D has launched the new generation of Epsilon Series printers that has upgraded electronics, XYZ autocalibration, and local network access.

ADDMAN Expands Polymer Additive and Quick-Turn Capabilities via Dinsmore Acquisition 

ADDMAN Engineering announced that it had acquired Dinsmore & Associates, Inc., an Irvine, California-based provider of polymer 3D printing services, to its manufacturing solutions network.

El Camino College Students To Launch NASA-Funded 3D Printing Startup 

A group of El Camino College STEM students is embracing the challenge of getting a new business off and running, while also pursuing degrees in engineering. Their specialized startup received initial funding from a $5,000 grant awarded earlier this year from the NASA Minority University Research & Education Project (MUREP) Innovation & Tech Transfer Idea Competition (MITTIC).

A New “Digital Twin” of Laser-Directed Energy Deposition Repair Technology 

Researchers from Tokyo University of Science developed a numerical processing analysis system that automatically determines optimum forming conditions using digital twin

A diagram showing how the TUS team’s mathematical model works. Image via the Tokyo University of Science.

CASTOR’s report reveled that AM could improve sustainability in manufacturing 

A new report from industrial 3D Printing software company, CASTOR, has revealed that additive manufacturing could be the key to greater sustainability within the industry.

BLT-S1000 large-format twelve-laser metal Additive Manufacturing machine released 

Bright Laser Technologies (BLT), Xi’an, China, has launched its large-format BLT-S1000 Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing machine.

Nottingham team wants to bring additive manufacturing to medical technology 

Nottingham University researchers are set to develop bespoke medical devices through additive manufacturing in a project funded by the EPSRC.

Angel Cycle Works launched Heaven , which uses 3D-printed titanium 

Angel Cycle Works has launched the Heaven, which costs between €9,600 and €17,300.  The Angel Cycle Works Heaven is a titanium bike made with additive 3D printing, that is said to be suitable for road racing, sportives and “soft gravel”.

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Chinmay Saraf

Technical Writer, AM Chronicle
Chinmay Saraf is a scientific writer living in Indore, India. His academic background is in mechanical engineering, and he has substantial experience in fused deposition-based additive manufacturing. Chinmay possesses an M.Tech. in computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing and is enthusiastic about 3D printing, product development, material science, and sustainability. He also has a deep interest in “Frugal Designs” to improve the present technical systems.