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3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — March 12

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In this week’s 3D printing news, we see that alter is in the air — as always. Shapeways has just introduced a new coating that can manufacture your 3D scanned and printed selfies appear actually advantageous, and Stratasys Asia Pacific has appointed a new General Manager to focus on its China operations. Over at Materialise, there’s been a big alter. The company has announced a new logo that favors straighter edge lines, softened with new lettering. (i.materialise’s website has in addition followed suit with alters as well.) Oceanz Professional reports that it is the initially 3D printing company to obtain ISO 13485 certification for its 3D printed medical devices, and Oxford Performance Materials has been honored for advancement on Fast Company’s yearly list.

Stratasys Appoints New General Manager in China

dragAs 3D printing grows in China, companies can be seeking improved ways to stay in the 3D printing game. This comes with regional subsidiary Stratasys Asia Pacific, that not long ago appointed Lucy Zhai as the new General Manager of Stratasys Greater China. Zhai’s job can focus on promoting Stratasys’ 3D printing operations across the region. She has several years of experience at different types of major multinational companies, which include Novelis and General Electic (GE). In her new role, she can promote 3D printing solutions to the China market, and represent the company at a variety of regional actuallyts and conferences.

Zhai says that she is excited of this opportunity to empower Stratasys customers:

“I am excited to take up my new role working with an excellent team to promote new 3D printing solutions to the China market. 3D printing has transformed many businesses and Stratasys has been the major player in the field. I appear forward to expanding its solutions to key sectors across China thus empowering our customers with an new way of turn it into, making and production to maximize business efficiency.”

This week, Zhai can join the Stratasys Asia Pacific team at TCT Asia + Personalize 2016 in Shanghai. Omer Krieger, General Manager of Stratasys Asia Pacific and Japan, can join her to address regional 3D printing trends and answer any inquiries.

Oxford Performance Materials Honored for Innovation

askullEvery year, Fast Company releases an issue dedicated to the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World. This list honors “major enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the many in nimble business and impactful advancement.” This year, Oxford Performance Materials was selected in the biotech category as one of the Most Innovative Companies for its SpineFab® VBR implant system, that obtaind 510(k) clearance of the FDA in July of 2015.

Severine Zygmont, President of OPM Biomedical, comments on this acunderstandledgement.

“We are truly honored to be included on this prestigious list of advancement leaders. Our product strategy is focused on a demanding healthcare environment that is undergoing rapid alter. Through our OsteoFab® product lines, we strive to improve clinical outcomes while reducing overall costs – developing disruptive solutions that can enjoy burgeoning demand across the globe. Our plan is to meet those unmet needs through high end materials science, new product turn it into, and smart distribution.”

OPM Biomedical has in addition obtaind previous FDA clearances for several of its other products, which include its cranial prostheses line for surgeons around the world, that has helped establish the company as a major high end materials and 3D printing company. OPM in addition provides third parties with contract making services for a wide spectrum of 3D printed biomedical implant applications.

Oceanz Professional First to Receive Medical 3D Printing Certification

oceanzEuropean legislation has strict regulations for the production of medical devices. The of the world and industrywide “ISO 13485 certification” is the medical option of “ISO 9001,” and it produces guidelines for medical device manufacturers. The Quality Management System ISO 13485: 2003 is accepted of the world and industry wide. Oceanz Professional is the initially 3D printing company to obtain this certification, that can stay valid for 3 years with yearly auditing to maintain this status.

This certification sets a gold standard for following 3D printing companies to follow. Erik van der Garde, Director of Oceanz, comments on this achievement:

“By receiving the ISO 13485 certificate, we are additional distinguishing ourselves in the market. It was our main goal, as it proves our dedication to conform high end and the legal demands that accompany medical 3D printing. Through our high end management system, we are contributeing our medical clients additional reliability and high end. It in addition provides possibilities for new markets, and Oceanz is thus working to additional the professionalization system of the 3D printing industry.”

Congratulations to Oceanz Professional for this accomplishment, and we appear forward to seeing additional of the company in the following.

Shapeways Makes Coated Full Color Sandstone Available

cfcs-launch-blogSince 3D printed selfies seem to be here to stay, Shapeways is giving you additional options to manufacture that selfie figure – or any other figure that you have 3D printed – a glossier, polished, and additional finished appearing one. Coated Full Color Sandstone is Shapeways’ latest addition to its expanding list of materials. The coating is “…sprayed on, providing an actually and consistent surface finish. It adds a few water resistance and durability to all your Full Color Sandstone products, and is especially excellent for 3D scans.”

The advent of the 3D printed selfie is one of the big motivators here for achieving a glossier and additional colorful finished appear. Shapeways actually contributeed several sites last year in New York and the Netherlands where folks may get 3D scanned and have their selfie figures printed. This adds actually additional of an incentive for folks to try this whole scanning/selfie thing out. In New York, you can get scanned at the Pixel Academy, and in the Netherlands, there are multiple locations to check out as well. Scanning and 3D printing your own selfie has never been simpler, additional accessible, and now, with the addition of Shapeways’ new Coated Full Color Sandstone, it’s in addition never appeared advantageous.

Materialise Unveils New Logo

logoSpeaking of never appearing advantageous — the Materialise logo has always been based on a laser beam, that manufactures sense, right? But the old logo was “turn it intoed to evoke a laser beam striking the surface of a bed of liquid resin: the starting point of 3D printing in stereolithography, the initially printing innovation at Materialise.” But not just do times alter, they alter rapidly for the 3D printing industry, that sees rapid-pace development and applications in multiple sectors. So Materialise decided its logo needed an upgrade.

Companies understand their logos are significant, so what’s the considering behind the new logo?

“In our new visual fashion, you find the characteristic Materialise blue now enhanced with a gradient of light to dark for a additional dynamic feel. The triangular motif of the logo pays homage to the triangles that populate 3D turn it into files. Meanwhile, a new, softly rounded typeface for the Materialise wordmark balances the crisp angles of the symbol turn it into. All throughout the new turn it into, the clean, horizontal line continues to symbolize the backbone that Materialise contributes for the 3D printing industry — with a steadfast dedication to advancement, high end and reliability.”

How does that sound to you for Materialise’s new logo retrofitting?

i.materialise Website Gets Makeover

insp1Speaking of retrofitting, in conjunction with Materialise’s new logo i.materialise has updated its website to contribute a new turn it into, additional showcases, improved navigation system, and, of course, additional information. In the Design section, you can learn to turn it into 3D printable models. You can in addition buy 3D printed items instead of turn it intoing your own things, and this has become additional convenient. At the Customizable Products shop you can tweak existing produces to personalize them preceding ordering your print. In the Sell section, learn of starting your own 3D printing business. On the Learn page you can find answers to FAQ’s as well as additional specific information to assist your particular 3D printing needs. Finally, for inspiration, check out the Inspire page where you can see what others are turn it intoing and printing, and connect with folks, join turn it into challenges, and attend the following actuallyt! What interested you many in this week’s news? Discuss in the 3D Printing Weekly News forum over at 3DPB.com.