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3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — August 13, 2016

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One other week, another set of 3D printing stories of around the world that we’ve yet to have the accident to cover. For starters, Wanhao USA has go ond their North American expansion with the opening of their new service center in San Diego, California. The dental digital tech company Argen Corporation has enlisted Concept Laser’s Mlab cusing machines to help them 3D print with high noble, noble, and non-precious metal alloys. Derek Mathers, the director of R&D at Worrell Inc., has applauded the US Food and Drug Administration on their efforts to be ahead of the curve when it comes to 3D printing for medical purposes. Kodak’s 2nd quarter financial report shows that 3D printing innovation is playing an increasing role in their business version. The investment group Concourse Capital Management has only purchased a whopping 70,509 shares of 3D Systems Corporation, amounting to a $1,011,804 stake in the not long ago faltering company. Stratasys India has appointed the electronic systems solutions provider CoreEL Technologies as their authorized channel partner to help expand their market outrevery in India. Lastly, adidas can be giving their sponsored Olympic medal-winning athletes a pair of 3D printed shoes.

Wanhao USA Continues North American Expansion with New Service Center

swm_WanhaoComing off of the new July release of their newest 3D printing device, the Duplicator i3 PLUS, Wanhao USA is continuing to expand their revery in the sizeable North American 3D printing market. This past week, the Miami-headquartered company revealed the opening of a new service center in San Diego, California, that is their 2nd official location in the US. The new service center can help all West Coast customers, as well as customers in Mexico. In order to acquire full access to the Mexican market, the 3D printing company plans to work with extra
compact local shipping companies that can access parts of Mexico that are not normally serviced by sizeabler postal companies. Wanhao USA in addition plans to open a third service center and warehouse in the midwest, that is slated to open in the Spring of 2017. With the continuous expansion, the 3D printing company hopes to complete the same good results they have discovered in the growing Chinese 3D printing market.

“Beyond the advantage of proximity to our Mexican customers, San Diego presents an opportunity to shorten shipping times between our facilities and West Coast USA customers. Our goal to have a various service center in all 3 North American shipping zones can lower our shipping costs for replacement parts and machines requiring repair. This cost savings can allow us to store contributeing top-quality machines with less markup for our customers,” said Jose A. Rivera, the CEO of Wanhao USA.

Argen Corporation Turns to Concept Laser as Premium Supplier for 3D Metal Printing Solutions

SWM_argenThe dental digital innovation company Argen Corporation has revealed that they can go on to use Concept Laser for their 3D metal printing of high noble, noble, and non-precious alloys. The San Diego-based dental making company can use Concept Laser’s Mlab cusing machines; they already possess nine of them inside their 40,000-square-foot making facility. Argen uses metal powder-based materials to create digitally fabricated dental restorations with high-quality resolution and surface finish. The tiny create volume of the Mlab cusing machines is perfect for Argen’s production purposes, and can go on to allow their making team to work with precious metal alloys in extra
compact batches.

“Our digital outsourcing business has go ond to double every year. The Concept Laser Mlab cusing machines have given us the flexibility to grow at a rapid pace, while continuing to innovate with new materials. The extra
compact create plate allows for us to use high cost precious metals in a lean work flow”, says Anton Woolf, CEO of Argen.

Worrell Inc R&D Director Gives Credit to FDA for Their Handling of 3D Printed Medical Products


Derek Mathers, the Director of R&D for Worrell Inc.

Generally, when the US Food and Drug Administration is brought up in light of the medical innovation sector, they’re usually seen as behind the curve on a new products or innovations that may futurely assist the world for the advantageous. But, according to Derek Mathers, the Director of R&D for the industrial create and product development company Worrell Inc., this is not the case for the 3D printing industry. According to Mathers, the FDA’s new draft guidance on a 3D printing framework for metal and plastic components is both enough and encouraging for the medical sector. The Worrell R&D Director particularly credited three individuals with the FDA’s new good results, which include Steven Pollack, who left the administration after 10 years to become a Research Scientist for the ground-breaking 3D printing company Carbon; Matthew Di Prima, who heads the FDA’s 3D printing initiatives; and James Coburn, a Senior Research Engineer. All in all, the FDA draft guidance, that is entitled “Technical Considerations for Additive Manufactured Devices”, has helped set forth crucial guidelines for companies looking to implement 3D printing innovation into the medical sector.

“Some individuals in our industry like to ponder of the FDA as a part of the problem as opposed to the solution when it comes to medical product development,” Mathers told PlasticsToday. “But the new draft guidance that the agency put out on a 3D-printing framework for metal and plastic components for devices was a well-orchestrated move to encourage medical innovators to ponder of their additive making programs with a new lens.”

Kodak’s Second Quarter Report Shows Increased Focus on 3D Printing Technology

kodakWith the release of their 2nd quarter financial report earlier this week, the movie pioneer Kodak has shown that 3D printing innovation is playing an increasing role in their huge business version. For instance, their Micro 3D Printing and Packaging Division (MPPD) brought in $35 million revenue, a $2 million increase of the same period last year. Their Micro 3D Printing sector has placed a keen focus on copper mesh touch sensors and shipped products to an All-in-One OEM customer, and can most likely store growing as they become extra
involved with the 3D printing market. Additionally, their new partnership with the 3D printing company Carbon, that entails material research, can help improve profitability for their 3D printing division in the near next. Kodak’s overall revenues in the 2nd quarter of 2016 were $397 million, that is a 9% decline of the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Concourse Capital Management Purchases $1,011,804 in 3D Systems Shares

SWN consourse logo (1)On the other hand the Rock Hill, South Carolina-headquartered 3D printing company 3D Systems has been struggling a bit in the financial department, one investment group seems to see a future upswing in their near next. The group, Concourse Capital Management, holds a whopping 70,509 shares of 3D Systems (DDD), that already amounts to almost $1,011,804 in value, next their new purchase of 43,343 extra
shares. Whilst other hedge funds, such as Quantbot Technologies, have been selling their stake in 3D Systems, Concourse Capital has decided to include the struggling company in their portfolio, now amounting to of 0.62% of their total holdings. This past Monday, 3D Systems opened up for trading at $14.89 and some day ended the day at $15.36, an overall acquire of 3.99%. It is pretty a bold move by Concourse Capital Management, but it’s in addition one that can pay off leading dividends if 3D Systems and their not long ago appointed CEO Vyomesh Joshi can go on to steer the company in the right way.

Stratasys Appoints CoreEL Technologies to Help Expand Market Outrevery in India

coreelThis past week, Stratasys India, a subsidiary of the 3D printing company Stratasys, revealed that Bangalore-based electronic systems solutions provider CoreEL Technologies can be the authorized channel partner to help expand their market outrevery in India. CoreEL can join the ranks of Stratasys’ extensive network of partnerships, and can help the 3D printing company to contribute their pro 3D printing solutions, additive making application consultations, and local customer service throughout the huge country. CoreEL is well best known across India for their products and solutions relating to aerospace and defense, research and higher education, and digital media broadcasting industries. With their reputation and wide revery, CoreEL is the perfect partner for Stratasys India to grow their customer base and expand their 3D printing services. According to the new appointment, CoreEL can market the entirety of Stratasys’ 3D printing solutions and ecosystem.

“We are committed to enhancing local accessibility to Stratasys’ pro 3D printing ecosystem through a customer-centric strategy,” commented Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Stratasys India. “With CoreEL’s renowned reputation in contributeing innovation solutions and mapping customers’ application requires, we believe this partnership can help customers leverage 3D printing especially in Aerospace & Defense and Academia that are key focus areas for CoreEL.”

Victorious adidas-Sponsored Olympians to Get First-Ever Pair of 3D Printed Shoes

adidas-3d-printed-shoes-olympic-winners-1After training endlessly for what is the largest moment in so most athletes lives, all Olympians are are aiming for gold at this year’s Rio Olympics. For those who are adidas-sponsored athletes participating in the games, the sportswear company is giving them yet another reason to shoot for a gold, silver, or bronze medal. adidas can gift tailor-created 3D printed shoes to a choose group of medal-winning athletes. The 3D printed running shoes are the initially created by the adidas brand be the brand’s initially, and, as an introduced bonus, the laces can come in either gold, silver or bronze to represent the athlete’s Olympic placing.The 3D web structure enable adidas to go through their typical production system without the require for gluing or stitching. The heel is in addition 3D printed, delivering it into the upper of the shoe that is in addition created up of new, highly-breathable Primeknit. So far, there’s no news on when these 3D printed “Winners Shoes” can be released to the public. Discuss additional in the Missed 3D Printing News forum over at 3DPB.com.