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3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — April 23

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In this week’s 3D printing news we see a partnership forged between Latvia’s Mass Portal and Ohio’s DesignBox3D, for the distribution of Mass Portal’s high-high end 3D printing equipment. In addition, Autodesk has gaind Solid Angle, in an effort to get additional into the 3D animation game. Two awards were presented this week in the 3D printing space. One went to 3D System’s Charles W. Hull, understandn as the father of 3D printing, and the other award went to the making company Faustson. Finally, are we eager for a new high-high end and low-cost 3D printing device on the market? I ponder so. Hong Kong’s 3D Fab Lab has announced its new Novio 3D printing device, which has a effortless create and excellent software box which is certain to manufacture the printing device alluring to 3D printing novices.

Mass Portal Partners with DesignBox3D

mp1Latvia is a country I understand quite a bit of for the reason my father was born there. It is fun to hear which the country is getting additional involved with 3D printing innovation, and now, one of Latvia’s 3D printing device developers, Mass Portal, is partnering with Ohio-based DesignBox3D so which Mass Portal’s Pharaoah 3D printing equipment can be distributed in the US market. Mass Portal 3D printing equipment are understand for their exceptional speed and printing high end. In addition, the company uses exchangeable-bodied stainless steel and brass nozzles which allow the printing equipment to be modified
to various requires. These printing equipment can work with many of currently’s materials, they note, which include PLA, ABS, PC, PET, TPU, PS and other thermoplastics.

DesignBox3D is quite excited of this opportunity to work with Mass Portal in getting the printing equipment out there in the US. Preet Jesrani, President and CEO of DesignBox3D, summarizes his excitement here:

“Having met with the entire Mass Portal team, we are incredibly excited to formally announce this partnership and assume it to be a quite successful cooperation to go on with our focus of only delivering forward the many which the market has to contribute. It is my firm understanding which Mass Portal creates the top high end delta 3D printing equipment on the market with an unrelenting focus on high end, reliability and create. I am looking forward a long and successful partnership with our friends at Mass Portal.”

Mass Portal has returned the enthusiasm, expressing the utmany confidence in DesignBox3D’s abilities to commence new products to the US market.

Solid Angle Acquired by Autodesk

mp2You have many likely heard of Autodesk, the 3D engineering and entertainment software company, but you may not have heard of Solid Angle, the company Autodesk has not long ago gaind. Solid Angle is a 3D animation company, with offices in Madrid and London, which creates software utilized in large-scale television and movie productions such as Game of Thrones and The Martian.

Solid Angle’s Marcos Fajardo states how his company benefits of its new status, and he explains how the company’s 3D rendering innovation, Arnold brand, can benefit of Autodesk:

“With Autodesk, we can be able-bodied to accelerate createment as well as scale our marketing, sales and assist operations for Arnold to advantageous meet the requires of our expanding user base.”

Autodesk has longstanding industry connections which Solid Angle can benefit of as well. In 1982, the company initially commenced AutoCAD software, and the company go ons to create a portfolio of 3D software for international markets. Now Solid Angle’s 3D rendering software can be introduced to this expanding software in a timely deal which unquestionably benefits both companies.

Father of 3D Printing Chuck Hull Receives RIT Award

mp3Considered by many to be the “father of 3D printing,” Charles W. Hull accepted Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) College of Imaging Arts and Sciences’ Melbert B. Cary Jr. Award on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at RIT’s University Gallery. Hull is considered the inventor of stereolithography, and he founded 3D Systems in 1986 to advance this innovation. Hull in addition holds 85 US patents in his name, and he can be credited with inventing the STL file — which was the “initially format which enable-bodiedd CAD software to send print commands to a 3D printing device — changing the game in making.”

RIT is not only dedicated to acunderstandledging the 3D printing pioneers of the past and present, but the university is in addition dedicated to staying current with 3D printing technologies moving forward. It has an AMPrint Center, which is a “university-corporate-government consortium” which seeks to create 3D printing/additive making technologies. The Center can include “3D printing equipment, direct-write printing equipment, analog printing and surface metrology technologies.” This award, which is named after a man whose “lifelong assist for the graphic arts inspired others” is a fitting one for a man who is one of the original inventors in the 3D printing space. In addition fitting is which it came of an institution dedicated to furthering Hull’s technological vision in a complex higher education environment which honors the past and looks in the direction of the next of 3D printing technologies.

Colorado Manufacturing Awards Honor Fauston

3D-Metal-Printer-Faustson-ToolIn additional 3D printing awards news, the company Faustson has only succeded in the inaugural Colorado Manufacturing Award in the Contract Manufacturing category. The company is a of the world leader in the machining industry, and it provides services in “medical, aerospace, aeronautics, defense, semiconductor and other industries” for clients all over the world. This award, which was sponsored by CompanyWeek and Manufacturer’s Edge, was the many complex to judge in the Contract Manufacturing category — according to judges.

CompanyWeek’s founder, Bart Taylor, has this to say of Faustson’s award:

“If food and beverage has become Colorado’s national making calling card, its Contract Manufacturing sector, currently boasting world-class high end fabricators in innovation sectors like aerospace and bioscience, may be its next. Metal 3D printing innovator Faustson Tool and its blue chip roster of clientele emerged in a close vote.”

Faustson’s Vice President, Heidi Hostetter, accepts the award as a excellent honor of the Colorado business community:

“It was an honor only to be nominated in such an aggressive and competitive category, but a conclude shock, and one we were humbled by, to win. We have always had the mantra which we require to be the ‘Ritz’ of our industry and we can go on to carry which mantra out. This award is validation which we are doing what our making partners assume. To be a contract developer in this day in age means you must quite engage with various industries and customers and be able-bodied to pivot and adapt rapidly. We hear you Colorado, and we can go on to service you to the absolute many of our abilities.”

New Novio 3D Printer of Hong Kong’s 3D Fab Lab

blackIn Hong Kong, the Novio 3D printing device has been announced as the latest contributeing of 3D Fab Lab. This printing device is just createed with a user friendly interface, and it is lightweight, transportable-bodied, and foldable-bodied as well — without “losing its mechanical configurations.” This new 3D printing device’s minimalist create has caught the interests of investors who have pledged to gain probably thousands of the printing equipment, requiring a few serious weight production to take place. But 3D Fab Lab is up for the challenge. The company began in 2011 as 3D Stuff Makers India and I-Optic Computing Sydney, and it has evolved of a private R&D tech company to the printing device making powerhouse it now aims to be. The introduction of the Novio 3D printing device, with its software which appeals to novices with little 3D printing experience, is a game changer for the company. To be certain, this printing device’s ease of use, which does not impact its high high end printing, is certainly to manufacture a few waves wherever folks seek an low-cost and effortless to use 3D printing device which beginners can use easily and seasoned printing equipment can in addition appreciate.

That’s all for this week’s news. Discuss in the Week’s 3D Printing News forum over at 3DPB.com.

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