Additive Manufacturing Industry News | Week 22 | 2022

Additive Manufacturing Industry News | Week 22 | 2022

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.

Bringing you up to speed with the week that went by in the world of Additive Manufacturing with the AM Chronicle weekly news update

The round up of last weeks additive manufacturing news includes successful transplant of world’s first 3D printed ear; Aidro qualifies additively manufactured aluminium flight parts for Leonardo Helicopters, collaboration between Varian Medical Systems, Stratasys and NASCAR Collaborate to Bring First 3D Printed Production Parts and  Adaptiiv Medical Technologies and HP for use of 3D printing in radiation therapy for cancer and much more. 

Aidro Becomes Qualified Supplier of Leonardo Helicopters for Additive Manufacturing of Aluminum Flight Parts

Aidro has become a qualified supplier of aluminum flight parts for Leonardo through its helicopters division. Aidro is one of only two suppliers to receive the Declaration for Qualification of Process for Additive Layer Manufacturing with Leonardo.

Ursa Major completes largely 3D printed Arroway rocket engine

Ursa Major, America’s only privately funded company that focuses solely on rocket propulsion, just introduced the latest in its line of engines. The Arroway rocket engine is a 200,000-pound thrust liquid oxygen and methane staged combustion engine that will serve markets including current U.S. national security missions, commercial satellite launches, orbital space stations, and future missions not yet conceived.

Triple threat: Varian, HP and Adaptiiv form 3D printing pact to improve radiation therapy

 Varian Medical Systems, Adaptiiv Medical Technologies and HP have formed one of their own to take on the daunting task of improving radiation therapy for cancer. 

Worlds first 3D printed human ear has been successfully transplanted

An American biotech company has just announced that they have successfully transplanted a 3D printed human ear into a patient, initially reported by The New York Times. The company, Queens-based 3DBio Therapeutics, printed the ear using the patient’s own cells.

3d printed human ear

Sharjah Innovation Park attracts major international companies focused on 3D printing

The Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park) is on track to become the region’s largest and most advanced 3D printing technology platform, with major international companies and specialized startups establishing their presence there.

UD’s Kelvin Fu secures $2.5M ARPA-E grant to develop new composite AM for vehicles

The U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded a project led by experts at UD’s College of Engineering $2.5 million to see if it’s possible to make those composites competitive with today’s automotive materials options. The project is one of 68 research and development efforts funded by $175 million from ARPA-E to develop “disruptive technologies to strengthen the nation’s advanced energy enterprise.”

Stratasys and NASCAR Collaborate to Bring First 3D Printed Production Parts to NASCAR Next Gen Racecars

Stratasys announced that it has been named a NASCAR Competition Partner and has teamed with NASCAR to produce the first-ever 3D printed production parts to be featured across all NASCAR Next Gen cars.

Covestro Adds 3D-Printing Filaments to Stratasys’ FDM Material Ecosystem

Covestro is extending its collaboration with printer manufacturer Stratasys by adding new validated filaments to the materials ecosystem for fused deposition modeling (FDM) technology, starting with the Addigy PA6/66-GF20 FR LS filament based on glass fiber–reinforced polyamide.

REGEMAT3D raises €515,402 in second round of equity crowdfunding

REGEMAT3D, based in Granada, Spain has completed its second round of equity crowdfunding. Thanks to the participation of more than 500 investors, a total of €515,402 has been raised, which will be used to continue the development of the tissue and organ bioprinting technologies that the company has been marketing since 2015.

Mimaki Launches Pure Clear Ink MH-110PCL for 3D Printing

Mimaki USA announces the release of the Pure Clear ink MH-110PCL. Intended for use with the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 full color 3D printer, the new Pure Clear ink MH-110PCL will be available beginning May 2022.

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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.