Additive Manufacturing Industry News | Week 03 | 2022

3D printing News

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 important 3D printing News of the past week, were sustainable 3D printed cement foam developed by ETH, 3D-printed plant-based salmon fillet developed by Plantish, 60% growth of metal AM company Optomec Inc., €1M funding to ADAXIS for development of robot-based 3D printing, Namthaja and Alkhorayef collaboration for development in 3D printing at Saudi Arabia and many more.

ETH Zurich developed 3D printed cement foam could reduce carbon emission

Researchers at ETH Zurich used 3D-printed formwork parts made of recyclable mineral cement foam to create a lighter, better insulated pre-cast concrete slab that used 70% less material. The material has the potential to be a significant change in the field of green building technologies.

Researchers develop 3D printed material to remove 90% of COVID-19 virus

The world’s first “anti-virus 3D printing material” (material) has been developed by an interdisciplinary research team from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), which can destroy the COVID-19 virus on surfaces as well as most common viruses and bacteria. The material’s major component is resin, which is mixed with anti-viral chemicals such cationic compounds to disrupt the virus’s membrane and break its structure, killing the virus and bacteria.

Israeli startup Plantish developed 3D-printed, plant-based salmon fillet

Six-month-old food tech company, Plantish, says it made a fully structured, boneless cut with the same nutritional value as the fish, minus the mercury and toxins.

Meltio develops wire based additive manufacturing range for metal 3D printing

Meltio, a producer of metal 3D printing technology, has announced the first release of its unique wire-based 3D printing materials portfolio. This was released in their 3D printing news update.

B9Creations develops Medical-Grade Elastomeric Resin Introduced for 3D Printing

B9Creations, a company that specialises in 3D printing technologies, has developed a new biocompatible elastomeric resin. According to ISO 90993, BioRes – Silicone is appropriate for the custom fabrication of medical and consumer items with up to 30 days of skin contact. Among the applications are medical wearables, silicone-based components for medical equipment, headphones, and hearing aids.

 Fraunhofer IAPT develops 3D printing in automotive serial production

A redesign of the arm of a door hinge for a high-profile sports car demonstrates that innovation with additive manufacturing is economically feasible, as well as the application of 3D printing in automobile, with approximately 50% lower cost and 35% weight savings compared to the equivalent milled part. This is made possible by 3D printing-centered design methodologies developed by Fraunhofer IAPT specialists.

Buffalo Manufacturing Works to showcase new additive manufacturing process

Buffalo Manufacturing Works is expanding its additive manufacturing capabilities with the addition of a new technique. The organization, which is run by EWI, intends to build up a cold spray station by next year.

Optomec Announces 60% Growth AM Part Orders

Optomec Inc., a profitable provider of 3D Printed Electronics and 3D Printed Metal solutions, today reported a significant increase in bookings for fiscal year 2021, including a roughly 60% increase in new orders for its proprietary Aerosol Jet® and LENS® industrial printers.

ADAXIS raises €1M to combine 3D printing and industrial robotics

ADAXIS, a French-Swedish robotics startup, provides a software framework that allows industrial robots to be used as large-scale 3D printers. The goal is to create a flexible and sustainable industry by making sophisticated manufacturing methods available to all businesses.

Namthaja and Alkhorayef collaborate for advancing Additive Manufacturing in Saudi Arabia

Namthaja, one of the pioneers in the 3D printing services sector in the GCC established in Saudi Arabia since 2015, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Alkhorayef Petroleum Company to strengthen their partnership to manufacture diaphragm pump components using Additive Manufacturing.

Eplus3D launches its new Large Metal AM Machine EP-M450H

Eplus3D, a renowned Chinese maker of AM 3D printers, is introducing a new metal additive manufacturing system with the largest build chamber: 455*455*1100 mm3.

Tekna to launches consolidated AM new facility in France

Tekna (OSE: TEKNA), a global producer of advanced materials to industry, announced today the consolidation of its additive manufacturing powder production in Europe at a new plant in Pont-de-Veyle, eastern France.

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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.