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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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ARRK Expands AM Operations in UK, Poland and France with New ProX800 Industrial Systems

ARRK Europe, a leading product development and prototyping center, has made further investment in its Gloucester Prototyping Centre, with the installation of a new 3D Systems ProX800 stereolithography machine. ARRK’s head of Prototyping and 3D Printing Operations in Europe, Craig Vickers made the announcement which follows earlier investment at the …

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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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Parker Hannifin Open New Innovative AM Facility

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has opened a new state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing learning and development center, located at Parker’s Corporate Technology Ventures facility in Macedonia, Ohio. The facility will serve as a center of excellence where Parker engineers can explore new applications of emerging technologies …

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Union Pacific Turns to 3D Printing to Help Modernize America’s Railroads

The railroad infrastructure is what really made America great. Today, much like other key infrastructures in the US, the US train network is having a hard time keeping up with the advancements made by other regions including Europe and Asia. While we wait for Elon Musk’s hyperloop, Union Pacific is …

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NIDEK Cuts Surgical Eye Equipment Prototyping Costs by 75% with Objet 500 3D Printer

Italy based NIDEK Technologies, one of  the world’s largest producer of surgical eye equipment, is using the Objet500 Connex3 Multi-material, Color 3D Printer from AM industry leader Stratasys to accelerate clinical trial evaluations of its ophthalmological devices (vision diagnostic systems). The R&D division has reported a 75% reduction in prototyping costs, while cutting lead times by …

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Polish Design Graduates 3D Print Eco-Friendly Shoe

Customizable 3D printed shoe and an app to make them (Source: Gronowicz & Motylinska)

For their graduation project at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, design students Zuzanna Gronowicz and Barbara Motylinska, visualised their concept for a customisable 3D printed shoe. They’re made from eco-friendly materials and can be ordered using an app. The two young designers used a ZMorph 2.0 SX …

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Team FAST Uses Ultimakers to Prototype the Future of Transports

Cars that run on electricity, as an alternative to traditional gasoline, have become mainstream thanks to the popularity of hybrid models like the Toyota Prius and electric cars like the Tesla Model S. And we’re close to seeing more advanced technologies like hydrogen fuel cells introduced in road-going cars. But …

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Automotive Manufacturer Turns to OMNI3D to Cut €370K and 13 Weeks

Thanks to additive manufacturing,POLGAR KFT, a Hungarian manufacturer of parts for the automotive industry, saved €370,000 and 13 weeks of lead time! The functional prototype of a train seat was printed using FFF technology on the Factory 2.0 industrial 3D printer from Polish manufacturer OMNI3D. This project was carried out …

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