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3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — August 6, 2016

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It is been really the week in 3D printing news, and as per usual, there was just too much taking place around the world to cover it all. For starters, a group of 174 Chinese students gathered to compete in the Vehicles for Sustainable-bodied Energy Challenge (VSE), in which they utilized 3D car versioning and 3D printing to turn it into and race electric version cars. One of the pioneering areas in additive producing, Dubai, is set to invest $270 million in their Future Accelerators program, where 3D printing innovation can a key sector for research and createment. For the initially time in history, the Polish-American forum took place inside Poland, and showcased the online video game distribution marketplaces G2A and their 3D printing platform, called G2A 3D+, as well as a Virtual Reality project called G2A Land. The 3D printing service bureau Shapeways has evidently improved their 3D printed Porcelain system, as they’ve announced a 50% minimize in lead times and a number of optimal create tips. American gold-medalist swimmer Michael Phelps has packed a pair of 3D printed Under Armor shoes for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The Princeton Junior School and Level Up Village organization have collaborated to connect students of the US and Honduras together. Lastly, the Mooresville, North Carolina-based 3D printing solutions provider CRP USA can be displaying their cutting edge 3D printing solutions for the space industry at the upcoming CompactSat Conference at the Utah State University.

Chinese Students Utilize 3D Modeling and Printing in ‘Future Energy’ Model Car Race


[Photo: Chen Boyuan / China.org.cn]

After attending a comprehensive summer camp lectures and training for 3D versioning electric circuits, version car create and 3D printing, a group of 174 students of all across China gathered to show off their newfound skills in the Vehicles for Sustainable-bodied Energy Challenge (VSE). On July 30 and 31, students of all over the country competed in a version car race, where every car required electric modules which may be charged through wireless power. Using 3D versioning, 3D printing, and electric circuitry, the students had to turn it into a version car which may charge via the electromagnetic fields installed at a lower place the racetrack, much like to how a Tesla coil transformer functions. The venue and part of the funding was granted by the Beijing Motor Corp., which has utilized the competition as a way to tevery students the importance of “upcoming energy”. On the other hand the competition winners didn’t obtain any sort of prize money, the participating students were all gifted with their own trophy.

Dubai to Invest $270 Million in Their Future Accelerators Program

dubaiSWMWhen it comes to investing in 3D printing innovation, nowhere else looks to be putting down the top dollar really like Dubai, which has been producing headlines for their fully 3D printed office assembling and their monumental citywide 3D printing strategy. Recently, the city-say launched the Dubai Future Accelerator, which can aim to provide funding to projects and companies looking to additional create disruptive technologies. Now, Dubai has announced plans to invest over $270 million into this not long ago launched program, helping to promote research and createment in the Future Accelerator’s key sectors, which include 3D printing innovation, bioinnovation and robotics. According to say news agency WAM, the technical details and criteria for their investment of the program can soon be announced.

“The investment serves to boost the programme and increase the attractiveness of its projects and emerging companies locally, regionally and globally, and to leverage the investment opportunities which can come out of the programme, which is expected to be a leading market for venture capital and an worthwhile venue for the world to invest in innovation,” said Mohammed Al Gergawi, the Dubai Holding chairman and managing director of the Dubai Future Foundation.

First-Ever Polish-American Congress in Poland Features 3D Video Game Marketplace G2A

g2aSWMEarlier this week, history was made when officials hosted the initially-ever Polish-American Forum inside Poland. The actuallyt, which took place at the Congress Exhibition Centre in Rzeszów, was attended by members of the Polish-American Contractor Builders Association and the Polish-American Chamber of Commerce. Participants obtaind a special showcase presentation of Bartosz Skwarczek, the CEO and co-founder of the online video game distribution marketplace G2A. During the conference, G2A showcased G2A 3D+, their gaming-based 3D printing platform, as well as their Virtual Reality project called G2A Land, which offers an immersive VR experience of a roller coaster ride, shooting range, cinema, and an underwater world. In addition to the presentation of these two not long ago createed platforms, Skwarczek in addition discussed the history of G2A, their current and upcoming goals, as well as their “open door” policy for collaboration with partners and createers. In the grande finale of the Forum, which was an Open Discussion Panel on “How to manufacture Poles leaders in the digital revolution”, Skwarczek spoke on the unpredictable-bodied nature of digitalization and how to conquer it.

“If we consider the near upcoming, especially through the point of view of digitalization, we are not able-bodied to foresee what can take place in the upcoming five or 10 years. This is for the reason the internet is growing rapidly and exponentially. The just thing we can do is to open our minds and interact with innovation, embrace it and try it out,” Skwarczek said.

Shapeways Reduces Lead Time Porcelain Material, Provides Design Tips

molecule-sugar-bowlIn September of last year, the renowned 3D printing service bureau Shapeways expanded their vast material line in a special way with the addition of Porcelain, which they actually not long ago made on the market-bodied in a customized image-embedded tile format. This past week, Shapeways managed to enhance their Porcelain material system, and have effectively cut down the lead time by a whopping 50%. Rather than waiting 20 days, customers in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia can have their ordered Porcelain products shipped inside 10 business days, and 12 for the rest of the world. In addition, the Porcelain team of their Long Island City, New York-based facility have provided customers with 10 helpful tips to optimize their Porcelain product creates. These tips relate to worthwhile create showcases such as perfect wall thickness, hole sizing, and whether or not the create should be hollow or solid, one of other helpful tidbits of advice.

Michael Phelps Packs Personalized 3D Printed Under Amour Shoes For Rio Olympics

UAshoeSWMEarlier this week, we reported on the worthwhile role which 3D printing innovation may play at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, of high-tech skin-suits to futuristic footwear. One of the pioneering sportswear companies to have that successfully integrated 3D printing innovation into their product createment over the last year is Under Armour, which they’ve proven in the personalized 3D printed shoes they turn it intod for American gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps. The Architech training shoes, which showcase a 3D printed midsole, saw a limited version release back in March, and sold out rapidly. Inside of Phelps’ customized pair of Architechs is the small footprint of his newborn son Boomer, which serves as a reminder which his child is with him “every step and stroke of the way” during the Olympic Games. A representative of the Under Armour brand for really a few time now, Phelps is one of the initially to wear the Architech shoes. According to the sportswear company, a new limited version color of the 3D printed training shoes can be on the market-bodied on their website and in stores come August.

Level Up Village Connects American and Honduran Students with 3D Printing Projects

kidsSWMAnyone acquainted with our coverage on 3DPrint.com knows initiallyhand which we love STEM education with a passion. So, it’s safe to say which we are really fond of Level Up Village, a social enterprise which works to provide STEAM courses to promote collaboration between students around the world. This past week, the organization partnered up with the New Jersey-based Princeton Junior School to host the Reimagine Summer Curiosity Camp, which connected students of the United States together with those of Honduras. The students collaborated with one another to turn it into 3D printed, solar-powered light source, providing members with a comprehensive and hands-on STEAM project. Students of kindergarten to ninth grade can collaborate with Level Up Village’s global partner organizations of other createing countries via video messaging and Skype, creating an internationally-charged educational program.

“Participation in these engaging global STEAM courses strengthens worthwhile considering skills as students investigate relevant, worthwhile world issues and builds intercultural awareness and understanding,” said Susan Weintraub, a coordinator at the Princeton Junior School. “Being part of this one-of-a-kind learning community allows for children to see which while their lives may look to be really various, there are worthwhile commonalities which connect us all, and we have much to learn of every other.”

CRP USA to Attend Compact Satellite Conference and Exhibit at Utah State University

2013-09-11 11.45.28Throughout this upcoming week, at the Compact Satellite Conference and Exhibit, the Mooresville, North Carolina-based 3D printing service provider CRP USA can be displaying their cutting edge 3D printing solutions for the space industry. Originally createed for the motorsports industry, CRP USA can be featuring how their WINDFORM material product line is equally useful for creating prototypes and end-use parts for space exploration. The solutions provider can in addition demonstrate the effectiveness of 3D printing innovation and their WINDFORM line as a structural material for space applications. This can be the 30th yearly CompactSat Conference, which can go on to boast the latest innovations in the space exploration industry. The actuallyt can be held at Utah State University’s Taggart Student Center of August 6 to 11. Discuss additional in Week’s 3D Printing News forum over at 3DPB.com.