Boulton Eyewear has started tailoring all their frames to each individual customer. Being inspired by 3D printing and the benefits the technique offers, Boulton started designing and making their own tailor-made eyewear.
CECIMO’s Economic Committee says that the value of European machine tool production has increased to 22.8 billion euro in 2014 and that European machine tool consumption is expected to continue to grow in 2015.
UP Box is the latest generation of desktop 3D printers from the UP range. According to CREAT3D, UP Box is a great all-round 3D printer with a specialist capability in ABS prints.
Polymaker, a pioneer in developing new 3D printing materials, has launched a new support material for desktop FDM/FFF printers, PolySupport™.
Southampton University researchers have developed a new technique in the optical fibre fabrication using additive manufacturing, which could help more complex structures with a wide range of industrial applications.
3D Systems has entered into a distribution agreement with Douglas Stewart EDU, a distributor of technology in the international education market.
Floreon, an innovative UK bioplastics company has developed a new bioplastic 3D printing filament, Floreon3D, which is four times tougher than conventional polylactic acid (PLA).
Constellium N.V. has partnered with STELIA Aerospace and CT INGENIERIE to engage in a research and development project called FAST, focused on topological optimization of aero structures and 3D printing.
AEGIR-Marine signed an agreement along with the other participants involved in the project ‘3D printing of maritime spare parts’.
ModuleWorks, a CAD/CAM components supplier for 3-5-axis toolpath generation and simulation has launched a simulation option for hybrid additive/subtractive manufacturing applications.
Sharebot added two new filaments to its materials supply: a special nylon, called Nylforce 550, and Nylon-Carbon, which is a light and resistant material created with nylon and carbon fibres.
3D Systems has recently announced the addition of MLC CAD Systems, one of the leading providers of CAD/CAM solutions in the US, as its newest partner.
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed a molecular process to improve silica structure’s design by introducing microscopic, segmented screw-like spikes that can more effectively bond materials.
Youngstown State University will be awarded a $365,000 grant from the Department of Defence (DoD) for the purchase of a 3D printer, in order to enhance YSU’s additive manufacturing research and educational capabilities.
CREAT3D launched UK’s first-ever high strength desktop 3D composite printer at Derby’s Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE).