The German Fraunhofer Institute has developed a 3D printed ring with an integrated chip that makes keys and wallets obsolete. The biggest innovation, however, lies in the manufacturing process.
Each week we do a follow-up on a well-read story. This week: 3D printed houses, bridges and balconies. Will 3D printing turn the construction industry on its head?
The first 3D-printed house is a fact! Today the first tenants of the special house in Eindhoven will be given the key.
The Nijmegen bridge project was not a textbook example of fast and flexible completion of a construction project. Yet that is precisely what is expected from 3D printing technology in the future.
Electronic waste that is turned into jewelry is a successful form of circular economy. A European project showcases the best of robotics, component extraction and 3D printing.
Almost everywhere, 3D-printed parts are still manually identified, sorted and finished. According to AM-Flow, this can be done faster and better via automation that uses sensors, data and AI.
Researchers at the University of Stuttgart and Robert Bosch Hospital in Germany are developing a platform for tumor tissue, relying on molecular diagnostics, biomaterials and simulation.
Luuk Wissink of K3D is working on the K3D-AddFab innovation program at the Brainport Industries Campus, helping companies with the design, production and application of 3D metal printing technology.
Dutch Start-up Speeco develops lightweight carbon fiber handlebars for cyclists. This increases the aerodynamics and offers more comfort and stability.
Are you done with fortune tellers and trend watchers and do you want to know what the future really looks like? Then take a look inside a patent database, our columnist Hans Helsloot writes.
Chemists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU, Germany) have developed a method for 3D printing whereby liquids are integrated directly into the materials during the printing process.
Xilloc in the Dutch town of Geleen manufactures 3D-printed implants for the human body out of plastic that living tissue reacts well to. Hospitals from all over the world are placing orders.
The dosages of the active substances in the pills can be matched to the needs of each individual patient.
Young additive manufacturing company moves to a four times larger space at BIC, and is already preparing for further expansion
This ultra-fast bioprinter from Utrecht University in the Netherlands makes it possible to print a heart valve or segment of a thighbone.
Further research work will however be necessary until industrial application is possible, for example as a composite in lightweight construction.
Thinking three-dimensionally could revolutionize fashion production, 3D-modeling techniques and innovative use of materials are just some of its advantages.
Bio-Inks will enable organs to be printed in 3D in the future. This also opens up the possibility of substantially reducing the number of animal experiments as a consequence.
Universities and research institutes contribute significantly to the number of Dutch 3D printing technology-related patent applications, accounting for 21% of the total.
“3D printing must become very simple,” says Konrad Schreiner, the founder of Plasmics. “If it’s not user-friendly, you won’t use it.” In his 3D printing […]