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3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week–January 16

by • January 15, 2016 • No Comments

If you watched President Obama’s State of the Union speech, you may have seen his veiled reference to 3D printing. Are we so surprised that the advancement go ons to get hailed for its future to usher in a producing revolution? Beyond the White House, 3D printing is producing news all over the place. In Belgium, for example, Materialise was honored with a prestigious award for its creative and new work. In 3D business news, 2D and 3D create leader TPM, Inc. has revealed new partnerships with MarkForged and Airwolf 3D, and so have Italy’s Kentstrapper and Lumi Industries. Tinkerine Studios Ltd. is pleased to report record sales for the 2015 fiscal year, and LPW Technology has launched a new POWDERFLOW product line to assist with powder problems in additive producing.

Obama Alludes to 3D Printing in State of the Union Address

state_of_the_unionIf you happened to watch Obama’s final State of the Union address you may have heard his swift reference to “future generation producing hubs” or what is surely 3D printing:

“We’ve launched future-generation producing hubs, and online tools that donate an entrepreneur all things he or she needs to begin a business in a single day.”

You may in addition have followed Obama’s efforts to create additional public/private 3D printing and additive producing hubs for economic createment. As his time as US President wraps up, one wonders what the future has in store for his administration’s efforts to acknowledge the new advancement and apply it to various types of industrial sectors. 3D printing is now expanding additional in the consumer computer printing device arena, and that growth may go on regardless of how interested the future US President is in the advancement. Whatever else individuals say of Obama’s presidency, he unquestionably shined additional of a spotlight on 3D printing technologies.

Materialise Wins Prestigious Belgian Design Award

des1The 2015 Henry van de Velde Company Award was presented to Materialise by Design Flanders in a new ceremony that took place at the BOZAR, the Center for Okay Arts in Brussels. This award, accepted by company Founder and CEO Wilfried Vancraen, recognizes advancement in the creative sectors, and the honor is in addition accompanied by a Materialise exhibit bringing place until March 24, 2016 at the Center. The Materialise team (see photo) has chosen to display a wide variety of its 3D printed objects that include the Trimble UX5 Drones of Trimble USA, Arne Pauwels’ Wakati project, and Hoet Design Studio’s Cabrio Eyewear Collection. The Materialise team is thrilled to be honored for its creative contributions of such a distinguished award that recognizes high-quality and experimental work in the creative sector.

TPM Partners with MarkForged and Airwolf 3D

tpmThe Southeast’s major 2D and 3D create advancement provider, TPM, has newly revealed new partnerships with MarkForged and Airwolf 3D. Both of these companies make computer 3D printing devices. TPM, Inc. Vice President Chris Fay explains that computer solutions is a key company strategy for growth:

“Our customers are demanding a additional flexible and effortless to use 3D printing solution that can be spread throughout an engineering department. These two new computer solutions allow a distributed 3D printing version whereas multiple smaller in size printing devices are being used by a group of createers as opposed to one sizeable centralized piece of equipment.”

TPM, Inc. is headquartered in Greenville, SC and works with partners that include HP, Canon, SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk, Océ, and others. With additional than 3,300 customers every year seeking advancement solutions, consulting, training, and implementation services, TPM’s new partnerships promise to additional expand the company’s revery while offering customers a additional conclude 3D create and printing experience.

Kentstrapper and Lumi Industries Announce Partnership

kentstrapperThere’s in addition news of built 3D printing companies working together in Italy. Two major Italian 3D printing companies, Kentstrapper and Lumi Industries, have revealed a new partnership that can draw of two various 3D printing technologies. Lumi Industries focuses on Digital Light Printing (DLP) advancement, while Kentstrapper works with Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) in its line of 3D printing products. Together, the companies plan to create new 3D printing product lines that draw of both areas of technological tremendousise, and the companies plan to store the public updated of new createments through their websites–so remain tuned!

3D Printing Company, Tinkerine, Reports Record Sales in 2015

hero-printing device3D printing education companies have seen much enthusiasm, as the advancement is compatible with the STEAM curriculum that seeks to use advancement to prepare students for the 21st century workforce. One such company, Canada’s Tinkerine Studios Ltd., has reported it experienced record sales in 2015; this means a 270% increase in sales compared to 2014. The company attributes the record sales to a demand for the Tinkerine Ditto Pro 3D printing device, and “filament consumable and synonymous software downloads of TinkerineU,” Tinkerine’s content sharing platform for hands-on learning.

Eugene Suyu, President and CEO, addresses Tinkerine’s new good results in the education tech sector:

“Our team at Tinkerine is createing new relationships with participants of the education community, with a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Arts and Mathematics) based education content. In addition to identifying and fostering new relationships, we are receiving new requests for methods to incorporate 3D printing into day to day activities. We are proud to donate new users the opportunity to create up a foundation of skillsets in 3D printing, and can go on to create new content for advancing educational content.”

Tinkerine is Canada’s major 3D printing company, and now, with this new fiscal news, it unquestionably has a firm grip on 3D printing education in Canada and beyond.

LPW Technology Launches New “POWDERFLOW” Product Line

powFinally, there’s a new “comprehensive powder flow measurement kit” that can let the additive producing industry characterize powder flow to known ASTM standards. This product line, that is brought to you by LPW Technology, is called “POWDERFLOW™” for the reason that is precisely what it measures. LPW knows machine problems can be confused with powder problems, wasting time and money preceding the problem is located. POWDERFLOW™ was createed to avoid these issues.

LPW Technology works with the aerospace, car, and biomedical industries’ major companies, and the company is defined as “unrivaled” for its capacity to provide optimized metal powders to the additive producing industry. This puts the company in an tremendous position to provide a Total Powder Management solution for working with powder. POWDERFLOW™ is one of these new product lines.

And that is all of this week’s 3D printing news!