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A $2.7-million R&D agreement between AddUp Group (Clermont-Ferrand, France) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) aims to advance laser powder bed fusion technology for the manufacture of metal molds with complex geometries.
Healthcare grants from the digital manufacturing company are helping inventors build prototypes for a feeding-syringe holder used in neonatal intensive care units and a molded part that prevents feeding-tube leaks in the general patient population.
The technique uses visible light to control polymers and “tune” their mechanical properties. It also enables so-called 4D printing, by which the 3D-printed object can change shape or its chemical and physical properties and adapt to its...
The L1 printer, the largest format printer produced by Carbon (Redwood City, CA), is now available to order, the company announced at the Formnext additive manufacturing trade show in Frankfurt, Germany.