3D Printing News – Is There A Solution For Bonding Links When 3D Printing?

As many in the 3D printing industry know, ensuring that light-sensitive inks or bonding materials are transferred properly during printing can be a challenge. For one, inks and bonding materials are extremely sensitive to light and contamination. Different technologies have unique fluid-handling challenges; StereoLithography (SLA), Digital Light Processing (DLP), Material Jetting (MJ), and Binder Jetting (BJ) all use light-sensitive inks or bonding materials but these technologies also use light sources to cure liquid plastics.

Another complication is the presence of chemically corrosive and solvent-based ink or binder materials. Finding a tubing transfer solution for this unique set of challenges has many facets: ink chemistry cannot be altered in any way that impacts the curing process, tubing must have adequate opacity to prevent the inks from curing prematurely during the delivery process.

Mechanical properties such as flexibility and damping must be considered due to the dynamic movement of the printing heads (MJ and BJ) or vibration during the printing operation while ensuring easy routing during printer assembly and maintenance.

What many don’t know is that the use of appropriate tubing material can help preserve the integrity of inks and binders and protect the composition of the final printed product. Furthermore, a properly designed tube will provide ease of installation and adequate lifetime, thus minimizing replacement needs and associated costs while protecting the manufacturer’s brand.

One firm, Saint-Gobain, is addressing this issue. Their take is to co develop materials with their clients to be able to deal with Multi Materials.

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New 3D Bio-Printing Lab – 3D Printing Venture Capital Available – Top 10 3D Printing Investors

New 3D Bio-Printing Lab – 3D Printing Venture Capital Available – Top 10 3D Printing Investors

Johnson & Johnson Collaborates With AMBER to Open New 3D Bio-Printing Lab

Johnson & Johnson collaborates with AMBER Research group in a new bio-printing venture. The two illustrious companies are looking to set-up this lab within Trinity College Dublin. They began preparations within the first quarter of this year and hope to open it by the end of 2018. Professor Michael Morris, AMBER director has called the lab “a global center of excellence for Bio 3D printing“.

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3D Printing Venture Capital Available

I’m working with an investment group whose members have over 20 years each in the public markets, have raised millions of dollars for various companies across multiple sectors, and have significant capital ready to invest…

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Who is funding the startups that will give you your first 3D printed house?

First and foremost is the fact that contrary to the investors funding most of the major digital technology driven innovations, the top 3D printing investors have a strong international component.

Here we look at the 10 top 3D printing investors ranked by how much they invested in startups in that space…

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Top 10 3D Printing Investors – The Future of 3D Bioprinting – 3D Printing and Education

The Future of 3D Bioprinting – 3D Bioprinting and Cartilage Repair

Body organs such as kidneys, livers and hearts are incredibly complex tissues. Each is made up of many different cell types, plus other components that give the organs their structure and allow them to function as we need them to.

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New 3D Bio-Printing Lab – 3D Printing Venture Capital Available – Top 10 3D Printing Investors

Johnson & Johnson collaborates with AMBER Research group in a new bio-printing venture. The two illustrious companies are looking to set-up this lab within Trinity College Dublin…

READ MORE: Top 3D Printing Investors

 

3D Printing for Development and Education

USM students became the teachers Tuesday in Portland, training public school teachers on ways to incorporate 3D printing technology into their classrooms.

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New 3D Bio-Printing Lab – 3D Printing Venture Capital Available – Top 10 3D Printing Investors

New 3D Bio-Printing Lab – 3D Printing Venture Capital Available – Top 10 3D Printing Investors

Johnson & Johnson Collaborates With AMBER to Open New 3D Bio-Printing Lab

Johnson & Johnson collaborates with AMBER Research group in a new bio-printing venture. The two illustrious companies are looking to set-up this lab within Trinity College Dublin. They began preparations within the first quarter of this year and hope to open it by the end of 2018. Professor Michael Morris, AMBER director has called the lab “a global center of excellence for Bio 3D printing“.

READ MORE

3D Printing Venture Capital Available

I’m working with an investment group whose members have over 20 years each in the public markets, have raised millions of dollars for various companies across multiple sectors, and have significant capital ready to invest…

READ MORE

 

Who is funding the startups that will give you your first 3D printed house?

First and foremost is the fact that contrary to the investors funding most of the major digital technology driven innovations, the top 3D printing investors have a strong international component.

Here we look at the 10 top 3D printing investors ranked by how much they invested in startups in that space…

READ MORE

3D Printing News – 3D Printing With Liquid Breakthrough

The most common types of 3D printing involve either extruding melted plastic or using a laser to solidify tiny particles, layer by layer, to slowly build up a solid object. But researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have found a way to radically change that process by 3D printing liquids inside other liquids-and it could mean major advancements. Imagine having the power of chemistry combined with 3D Printing!

The printer itself is an off-the-shelf model that the researchers were able to modify by replacing the extruder with a syringe pump feeding a very fine needle that squirts water instead of molten plastic. The machine was then re-programmed to create three-dimensional patterns, as many 3D printers typically only make two-dimensional movements as they build up each layer of a model. This is a game changer. Read the full article here

3D Printing In Space Using Guess What?

Human waste is rarely as interesting – or as versatile – as it is in space. Earlier this there was a NASA-funded research project which aims to turn astronaut excrement into an edible paste that is high in both protein and fat. Now, researchers from the University of Calgary have developed a way to use space poop as a crucial ingredient for 3D printing in the stars. Wow! This has great ramifications for earth as well as space. The process could theoretically provide astronauts with an abundant source of material for making whatever plastic tools they need during their voyage. This could include possible future missions to Mars.

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How 3D Printing Will Enable The 4th Industrial Revolution

3D printing is not just a cool technology for rapid prototyping, modelling and specialist one-off products. It is a fundamental building block of the ‘4th industrial revolution’ that has the potential to transform the way in which production and consumption are connected. This talk explores how this is happening using examples from medical prosthetics, aerospace, disaster relief, and education.

Dr. Tim Minshall is a Reader in Technology and Innovation Management at Cambridge University Engineering Department and a Fellow of Churchill College. His research, teaching and outreach is focused on open innovation, the adoption of new technologies, the development of engineering skills, and the growth of the Cambridge high tech cluster.