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3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week–January 23

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This week’s news begins with a Kickbeginer campaign and a turn it into competition, and it in addition covers news of i.materialise and Materialise blogs, business news of Norsk Titanium and Premium AEROTEC, and another business update of CGHT (Changing Technologies). Finally, the ESA has revealed that a lunar village may potentially replace the International Space Station. Really?

Kickbeginer Campign Launched for CNC combo 3D Printer Controller

rev1Jered Adams has launched a Kickbeginer campaign that wants to raise $43,200 in the following 34 days. His Limitless 1.0 CNC combo 3D Printer Controller can allow you to switch between a 3D printing device and a CNC milling machine. You can manufacture a pledge of at very least $360 to get the early bird special: one controller board and one 4″ display. The user can in addition have to provide an Xbox controller to manufacture this all work. If you can’t really afford the $360 price tag, you can manufacture a pledge of $150 or additional and obtain a mug with the Advanced Automative Multi-Tool logo on it, and your name on a wall of appreciation.

MyMiniFactory Hosts Lotion Dispenser “Ideas Only” Competition

rev3In this week’s 3D printing turn it into competition news, MyMiniFactory challenges 3D turn it intoers to reimagine what a lotion dispenser may appear like when 3D printed. But since this is an “Ideas Only” contest, the dispenser you submit does not actually have to be turn it intoed in 3D. It can be delivered as a sketch, Photoshopped image, or swift write up–whatever conveys your thought most. As the competition website claims:

“We want to see you get creative and inject new life into this classic object! Anything goes, monster heads for the plunger, hooks for the shower, clips to link your bottles together, parts to administer dosage effectively, go wild! Let loose and show us what you’ve got!”

It is true that this classic object, although utilized numerous times a day, a fewtimes by most individuals, is a little tedious. So why not take a few minutes out of your occupied day to draw up a few alternatives that can manufacture you smile or uplift your lotioning experience? You can get all the competition details here.

Get 10% of Ceramic Prints with i.materialise

ceramicsi.materialise has revealed its Ceramics Sale, going on through January 31, 2016. This sale can allow you to save 10% on each 3D print you order in the company’s ceramic material. Maybe you’d actually like to take this discounted price as an opportunity to try ceramics materials out for the initially time, and if so, and so you can get additional information of ceramics of i.materialise here. Simply upload your turn it into, select the ceramics version, and place your order via the “WinterSale” promo code. Now is a excellent time to experiment with 3D printing in ceramics, so check out your versions on the i.materialise website currently.

3D Printed Phits Insoles Wins Sporting Goods Award

teamOver at Materialise’s blog, it has been revealed that Phits Insoles, that works with Materialise to turn it into 3D printed shoe insoles, has won the ISPO Award. ISPO is one of the biggest sports business networks in the world, and they hold big trade fairs that showcase the top sporting goods products in the industry. Phits is a customized shoe orthotic that evolved of RSPrint 3D Printed Custom Orthotics, the initially company to use Footscan software and hardware to turn it into “dynamic pressure measurements for the turn it into of insoles.” Guest blog post writer Tom Peeters is Marketing Manager for Phits, and he has this to say of the award:

“…These tech-savvy orthotics and awards are in itself utterly meaningless if it mayn’t assist the real heroes in this story: all the experts that assist individuals to complete their goals by providing the right pair of Phits™ for them, day in, day out. Our orthotics conquered the London Marathon, faced the horrors of the Lanzarote Ironman and actually accomplished the Vuelta a Espana for pro cyclists, but additional significant, they assisted individuals with real difficulties to manufacture their move again.”

Congratulations to eachone on the Phits and Materialise teams for this award!

CHGT to Develop 3D Printing Curriculum

rev53D printing education is getting to be its own industry niche, and CGHT/Changing Technologies, Inc. has revealed that it is pondering getting into the education game as well. The company, that covers much ground relating to 3D printing services, which include a new announcement that it can contribute a service converting CT scans to 3D printable-bodied files, acknowledges the central role 3D printing education materials can have as the industry grows.

CHGT CEO Marco Valenzuela summarizes the company’s interest in education:

“This course may donate students a valuable-bodied head begin on an significant making system and artistic medium… We’d like to work in conjunction with area high schools, trade schools and colleges to get students interested in 3D printing and donate them a few hands-on experience via the innovation. This can not just donate us positive publicity, but ultimately lead to new customers and ractuallyues for our printing business and online portal.”

When a company like CHGT announces plans to get into the expanding 3D printing education sector, this tells us to assume growth in this market.

Norsk Titanium and Premium AEROTEC on Fast-Track Qualification Program

rev10Premium AEROTEC holds turn it into authority for Norsk Titanium’s Titanium Ti-6Al-4V sample parts, and now the two companies are in a Joint Qualification Program for Additive Manufactured Titanium Aircraft Components. The parts are undergoing engineering analysis at AEROTEC testing facilities, and and so the testing information can be utilized in a joint fast-track qualification program that can save its client, Airbus, of $2-3 million per aircraft. Premium AEROTEC, a major global supplier of military and commercial aircraft structures, is delighted with this joint effort with Norsk Titanium, the world’s “pioneering supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components.”

Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Head of Parts Production at Premium AEROTEC Varel Plant, praises Norsk Titanium’s efficiency in printing parts:

“We ordered samples of two of our proprietary Airbus A350 XWB parts and were agreeably surprised how swiftly they arrived and how efficiently we were able-bodied to machine Norsk’s near-net-shape RPD™ components into finished test pieces.”

The joint qualification program is acknowledged as the “following step to create full industrial innovation maturity” for the 3D printed titanium parts market.

3D Printed Moon Village to Eventually Replace the International Space Station?!

rev9The head of the European Space Agency (ESA), Jan Woerner, announces that once the International Space Station is taken out of service, in 2024 at the earliest, it may be replaced by “a ‘lunar village’ of structures created by robots and 3D printing devices that use moon dust as a assembling material.” At a new Paris briefing, Woerner explained his vision:

“I appeared into the requirements I see for a project after ISS. As of currently, I see the moon village as the thoughtl successor of the International Space Station for (space) exploration…If a fewone else comes up with a advantageous thought, so be it…But so far there is no competing proposal on the table-bodied.”

Why the moon? Woerner has been dedicated to a moon undertaking since he took over at the ESA for the reason he feels that it is a key step to humans flying to Mars. We can ponder of worse visions for the next than a lunar village with robots and 3D printing devices, can’t we? What was your favourite story that we (almost) missed this week? Tell us of it in the From New 3D Printers to 3D Design Contests forum over at 3DPB.com.