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3D Printing: The News We Didn’t Cover This Week — April 9

by • April 8, 2016 • No Comments

This week’s news covers 3D printed prostheses and e-bike parts, an additive making business partnership, and two stories with 3D Systems at the center. The initially is of the SLAbot-2 of 3D Systems, and the upcoming one covers an intellectual property-focused partnership between 3D Systems’ Source3 and an entertainment data source. This endeavor can track and record copyrighted television and film-related digital content. In business news, Polish 3D printing device developer Zortrax reports record breaking profits — as 3D printing expands its market presence throughout Europe. We start by noticing that a paper of 3D printing as a “new folk craft” was included in this weekend’s UC Berkeley folklore conference: quite rad!

UC Berkeley Folklore Conference to Include 3D Printing

PhoenixCoinAs 3D printing innovation effects higher education and academic disciplines, we see it emerging as a topic in seemingly unlikely academic spaces. One such space is the Western States Folklore Society’s 75th Annual Meeting this weekend at UC Berkeley. Whilst the meeting program covers equitething you can imagine of rituals to culinary tourism and Michelle Obama (and zombies, of course), presented research comes with a paper entitled “A New Era of Folk Craft: 3D Printing as Folk Craft and Art” by Kiesha Oliver of Fresno City College. This session is embedded in a dense schedule, and is included on the panel “New Mobilities: Folklore Across Media” scheduled for Friday, April 8, 2016. You may have been lucky adequate to catch it, but if not, we wanted to call your attention to 3D printing’s diverse impact across academic disciplines — that include folklore studies!

Prosthetics of 3D Printing Non-Profit Havenlabs

hav1Launched in January, Havenlabs is a non-profit that wants to assist war veterans out by 3D printing prostheses for them. As we understand, a expanding and nextly lucrative market for the 3D printing industry is medical applications. If organizations and companies want in on the ground level here, they are going to have to be especially creative for the reason the field may get saturated with 3D printed options for amputees. This is precisely what Havenlabs appears to be regarding this particular 3D printing niche: creative. Havenlabs co-founder River Castelonia gave a TEDx talk at Manhattan College not long ago that highlighted the non-profit’s origins and plans. In January, a GoFundMe campaign was launched to purchase a Formlabs Form 2 3D printing device to assist realize the organization’s undertaking. The campaign has may already raised $2,345 in the direction of this goal. The Havenlabs team has in addition been granted a Google scholarship providing free New York City office space for summer 2016. There’s little doubt we will be hearing of them again soon as they refine their organizational outreach plan to reach veterans: one of the populations many in require of these kinds of technological services.

E-Bike Parts of ETT Industries

bikeAn e-bike is a special kind of bike that gives you an extra boost when it comes to all of your pedaling requires. ETT Industries sees that there is a expanding market for these bikes, as carbon footprints and gas prices go on to hustle individuals away of owning cars. To respond to this expanding demand for augmented cycling, the company has released two new e-bikes: the lighter Trayser ($2,420) and the heavier Raker ($3,890). And guess what else the company is offering with its bikes? 3D printable bike parts that can be delivered via a partnership with Shapeways or printed at home.

Fully 3D printed bikes have been tried, and there have been a few epic fails in the system. But it can be complex to go wrong with 3D printed bike parts. This is excellent news for cycling enthusiasts who embrace the promise of new 3D printing innovation and want to incorporate it into their own rides. Jay Wenn, CEO of ETT Industries, has this to say of the new e-bikes and their accessories:

“Both models are completely raw and we love them that way, but we in addition understand individuals can like to manufacture them their own. Offering a load of customizable 3D-printed accessories is our way of assisting them complete this. ETT is all of expressing by yourself, and we believe we’ve created the most platform to enable that.”

Owners of these new bikes can have effortless access to ordering parts — like iPhone mounts, front brake clips, and cup holders — of Shapeways or accessing the STL files for their own home printing enjoyment. New parts can go on to be introduced, so there can always be a fewthing amazing to appear forward to if you receive one of these new e-bikes.

Norsk Titanium Makes New Agreement with Precision Holdings

Norsk Titaniumnor (NT) is the world’s major provider of aerospace-grade additive making innovation, and as the company grows and appears to expand its market presence, it in addition seeks new business partnerships. One new new deal — a “strategic donate chain partnership” — was only revealed between NT and Precision Holdings, a developer under the umbrella of Texas-based private equity firm Insight Equity Holdings, LLC. Precision Holdings is supporting NT as it plans the initially high grade industrial additive making facility in the US.

Warren M. Boley, Jr., CEO of Norsk Titanium, comments on this new partnership:

“We are pleased to announce this broad cooperation with Precision Holdings. As we drive our RPD™ innovation across new markets and customer applications, Precision Holdings is an perfect downstream operations partner and collaborator in our newly-launched integrated donate chain network.”

Victor Vescovo, Chairman of Precision Holdings, is excited of the excellent next of Norsk Titanium’s Rapid Plasma Deposition™ innovation, and believes the innovation can have a broad impact throughout titanium and aircraft parts production as well as “throughout a broader spectrum of other materials and industries in the next.”

3D Systems SLAbot-2 3D Printer Unveiled at AMUG Conference

sysWe not long ago reported that 3D Systems only released a series of pro 3D printing devices understandn as the ProJet MJP 2500 series. This week, at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) conference, the company announced its ultra-fast SLAbot-2 stereolithography innovation. SLAbot-2 innovation is created for automated making environments. This is the 2nd iteration of a Figure 4 demonstration. Utilizing an industrial robotic arm, it is created for the assembly line, created to scale, and boasts material breakthroughs, too.

3D Systems’ website explains how it plans to market the new innovation. It is “…actively appearing for companies that may like to use this innovation to bring weight customized products to market, or convert their making to a digital system and eliminate the time and costs of conventional tooling.”

Showcasing 3D Systems’ additive making vision, here’s a assistful comment of 3D Systems of the innovation featured in a YouTube video:

“We’ve housed ultra-fast additive making innovation in discrete modules, enabling it to be placed into automated assembly lines and integrated with 2ndary systemes, that include material recoquite, washing, curing and finishing steps.”

For a taste of the high-speed additive making next, compliments of 3D Systems, check it out via the video at a lower place!

Source3 Partners with EIDR to Track Digital Content

EIDR_Logo_1Speaking of 3D Systems, did you understand it founded Source3 with a few Google veterans? This company creations IP recognition and licensing platforms for third party intellectual property in user-generated content, and it has not long ago revealed it is now a member of the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR). EIDR provides metadata namespace for all film and television properties, “simplifying search and discoquite, analytics, rights tracking and royalty reporting in digital commerce.” Simply noted, this registry assists track and select television and film properties for its clients. How does this relate to 3D create and printing? The IP forces are garnering additional power to track the illegal use of copyrighted and trademarked manufacturer and seller content.

Source3 maps trademark and copyright assets, and has a database of licensable properties linked to licensor data. Utilizing image recognition along with this database, Source3 recognizes and licenses third party IP uploaded by manufacturers and sellers on marketplaces. “Handcreated goods, on-demand printing, 3D printing, CGI, AR/VR” are all targets here — so appear out all of you digital renegades!

Zortrax Reports Record Profits

zor1Rafał Tomasiak, CEO of Poland-based 3D printing device developer Zortrax, not long ago commented on record breaking profits for the company, that created PLN 37.6 million in sales revenue during 2015. This is a threefold increase compared to the company’s 2014 results. Here, Tomasiak explains what the upcoming phase is for the company as it plans to wisely invest its expanding profits:

“These results allow our company to invest additional and additional funds into research and development. This can assist maintain our competitive edge and allow us to go on setting new trends in the 3D printing industry. Our largest expenses in 2015 were related to the development of our new Zortrax Inventure 3D printing device. We’ll be placing an emphasis on R&D this year, only as we have preceding, and we intend to go on our work with developing new 3D printing equipment and materials. We’ll in addition focus on improving our 3D printing software; a key element of our entire printing ecosystem.”

As 3D printing expands across Europe, Zortrax expands the 3D printing device making market. The company’s new emphasis on R&D can in addition provide new avenues for growth and opportunity in an expanded range of products and services.

That’s all the news this week! What struck you as many informative? Discuss in the 3D Printing News forum over at 3DPB.com.

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