As applications multiply in the automotive, medical and other sectors, the 3D-printing market will continue to double in size approximately every three years, according to the "3D Printing Trends 2020" report from 3D Hubs (Amsterdam).
Developer Toray Industries from Japan says true spheroidization at the micro level could enable the production of practical parts that are high strength and heat-resistant.
The company has invested $2 million in a second 3D-printing facility in Sweden. The plant in Umeå is dedicated to the serial production of components, initially designed and validated at the Uppsala facility, for biomanufacturing applications.
Chinaplas 2020 focuses on tapping into the potential of Asian markets.
By contrast, Western Europe saw shipments drop in this key sector, which accounted for almost 70% of all 3D printer revenues in Q3 2019.
What is the best prototyping method for a plastic product? That depends on the designer’s objectives. 3D printing is one option among many, but it’s not always the right one.
You might call it a giant leap for bioprinting: Human heart cells have been 3D printed on the International Space Station and are making their way back to Earth this week.
The UK’s University of Exeter commissions recently launched AM (3D printing) platform as part of its ongoing collaboration with Victrex to optimize the advantages of PAEK polymers.
The 3D-printed silicone stents, developed by Cleveland Clinic physician Tom Gildea, eliminate many of the complications caused by ill-fitting standard stents used by patients with serious breathing disorders.
Environmentally friendly and UL Blue Card-certified filament to enable new applications in automotive and electronics.