3D-printed telescope used on ISS

27th May 2020

The Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare or INFN), a government funded research centre, has 3D-printed the entire mechanical structure of a first-of-its-kind cosmic UV telescope that’s currently operating from the International Space Station.

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Makerbot opens up Method platform

27th April 2020

Makerbot, which produces mainly desktop 3D printers and is a subsidiary of Stratasys, has developed a new Labs Experimental extruder that will accept third party materials for its Method 3D printer as the company aims to expand further into the additive manufacturing market place.

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Essentium and Lehvoss to develop 3D materials

30th March 2020

Essentium, which develops 3D printers, has teamed up with chemicals specialists the Lehvoss Group to develop materials for extrusion-based additive manufacturing processes that are able to meet the standards required for specific industry applications.

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The next STEP in 3D printing?

9th December 2019

The 3D printing world is rapidly moving towards serial part production, which includes also a number of new technologies emerging that are directly aimed at volume production. One of these companies is Evolve Addititive Solutions, which has developed a new additive manufacturing technology called Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process, or STEP.

Steve Chillscyzn, CEO of Evolve, speaking at the company’s press conference at Formnext 2019.
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