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German RepRap X1000 Used to 3D Print First Autonomous Sailboat to Cross the Atlantic

Technology learns how to sail. This is the motto of Sailing Team Darmstadt, which has taken on the challenge of building an autonomous and energy self-sufficient sailboat that can cross the Atlantic Ocean. Since nobody has yet achieved this feat, a strategic plan needed to be laid out. The sailing …

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Materialise aMace Technology Used for Pelvic Reconstruction in Cancer Patients

New, 3D printed hip implants have made five bone cancer patients, two clinical teams and Materialise, very happy. Together with the orthopaedic departments of the University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB), Switzerland and the Righospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark, Materialise participated in a study to reconstruct periacetabular defects caused by tumors. Dr. Krieg and his …

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Don-Plast Uses VSHAPER GO 3D Printer for Prototyping of Decorative Goods

Don-Plast is one of Poland’s leading manufacturers of plastic decorative goods used in designing flats, gardens and balconies. The company continues to expand its customer base by attending international horticultural and landscape architecture exhibitions presenting interesting shapes of flowerpots, bowls and vases. Their production has been supported for some time …

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KLIO Is a Mass Customized, Generatively Designed, 3D Printed, Smart Mobility Concept Vehicle

Korean smart mobility firm KLIO Design participated in a mobility conference where innovative concepts were presented to increase smart mobility in South Korea. Smart mobility aims to reduce traffic jams, pollution, casualties and other negative aspects of mobility. KLIO 3D printed parts of their car to avoid the laborious step of mold …

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Renishaw Conformal Cooling AM Solutions Boost Productivity at Kärcher

The use of cores incorporating conformal cooling in the moulds for its plastic casings has allowed Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co.KG to reduce the cooling time for each part by 55%, giving a huge boost to the company’s moulding productivity. The special cores, which were designed by Renishaw, were produced …

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Eviation Uses 3D Printing to Develop All Electric Commuter Aircraft

In yet another high profile collaboration in the civil aviation industry, Stratasys the 3D printing is partnering with Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric air mobility solutions, by prviding its 3D printing technologies and expertise toward development one of the world’s first all-electric commuter aircraft. “In the next four years, Eviation aims to make regional …

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Volkswagen Autoeuropa Uses Ultimakers to Save €150,000 in Tools, Jigs and Fixtures

Volkswagen Autoeuropa, who is responsible for manufacturing iconic Volkswagen models such as the Scirocco and Sharan, and has yearly output levels of 100,000 cars, now uses 3D printing to revolutionize its workflow. The facility 3D prints manufacturing aids that are used daily on the assembly line. No longer having to …

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