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Britain is testing robots with 3D printers that can fill in potholes within a minute

Britain's road network will soon be repaired by robots capable of filling in a pothole in a minute, scientists have predicted. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180615-britain-is-testing-robots-with-3d-printers-that-can-fill-in-potholes-within-a-minute.html

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AddUp announces 100% acquisition of DED metal 3D printing company BeAM

AddUp, Fives and Michelin's joint-venture 3D printing manufacturing company, has announced the 100% acquisition of Strasbourg based BeAM, a leading European specialist in providing DED (Directed Energy Deposition) 3D printing solutions for aerospace, defense, nuclear, and oil and gas sectors. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180615-addup-announces-acquisition-of-ded-metal-3d-printing-company-beam.html

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WSU team 3D prints drug-delivering microneedle array for eye disease treatment

Kuen-Ren “Roland” Chen, an assistant professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University has received a U.S. Department of Defense grant to develop a more convenient, less expensive and less painful way to treat serious eye diseases. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180615-wsu-team-3d-prints-drug-delivering-microneedle-array-for-eye-disease-treatment.html

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MIT 3D printed shapeshifting robots crawl, jump, roll and play catch through magnets

MIT researchers have designed and 3D printed an array of soft, mechanical critters whose movements can be controlled with a wave of a magnet, much like marionettes without the strings. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180614-mits-3d-printed-shapeshifting-robots-crawl-jump-roll-and-play-catch-through-magnets.html

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SAE International issues four aerospace additive manufacturing technical standards

The Aerospace Material Specification committee on Additive Manufacturing (AMS-AM) at SAE International, a global engineering standards association in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, has released its first suite of Aerospace Material Specifications (AMS) additive manufacturing materials and process specifications. The four technical standards is mainly related to laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) powered additive manufacturing. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180614-sae-international-issues-four-aerospace-additive-manufacturing-technical-standards.html

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Purdue researchers 3D print clay, cookie dough and solid rocket fuel

Researchers at Purdue university’s Zucrow Labs, the largest academic propulsion lab in the world, have developed a process which enables them to 3D print extremely viscous materials, with the consistency of clay or cookie dough with fine precision. This development may soon allow the creation of customized ceramics, solid rockets, pharmaceuticals, biomedical implants, foodstuffs, and more. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180613-purdue-researchers-3d-print-clay-cookie-dough-and-solid-rocket-fuel.html

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Brightlands Materials Center project to develop advanced materials for 3D and 4D printing

Netherlands-based Brightlands Materials Center is teaming up with partners DSM, Xilloc Medical, Eindhoven University of Technology, Maastricht University and NWO on a four-year project to explore new polymeric materials for additive manufacturing (AM) and 4D printing. These new materials are aimed to bring improved and novel properties based on recently developed concepts of dynamic and reversible chemistry. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180613-brightlands-materials-center-project-to-develop-advanced-materials-for-3d-and-4d-printing.html

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Sandia Alinstante modular robot cell conducts 3D printed part testing in an instant

Sandia National Laboratories has designed an automated 3D printed part testing robot. Called Alinstante, Spanish for "in an instant," the system is a six-sided work cell, similar to a circular desk, with a commercial robot at its center that conducts high-throughput testing to quickly determine the performance and properties of 3D printed part. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180612-sandias-alinstante-modular-robot-cell-conducts-3d-printed-part-testing-in-an-instant.html

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Virginia Tech microscale 3D printing creates multimaterial with programmed stiffness

Virginia Tech researchers have developed a new method of microscale 3D printing that features in-situ resin mixing, delivery and exchange, and a robotic material cleansing system to allow switching between materials of different modulus without cross contamination between properties. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180612-virginia-techs-microscale-3d-printing-creates-multimaterial-with-programmed-stiffness.html

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Cytosurge FluidFM 3Dprinter upgrade enables metal 3D printing on existing structures

Swiss nanotechnology company Cytosurge has announced a design upgrade to its FluidFM μ3Dprinter, a standalone system for printing pure metal objects at the micrometer scale. The system has received a major design upgrade and has been further improved with a new and unique function: Printing on existing structures with pinpoint (micrometer) accuracy. The extended functionality could revolutionize micromanufacturing by combining …Continue reading →

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