Change Is Additive—Week of 9/8/2017

CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A 3D Printing News Series by FATHOM

3D Printing With Ceramic Foam Ink, Additive Process Using High-Temp Polymeric Materials, World’s First 3D Printed Tibia Replacement, 3D Printing Interactive Instrumentation, Additive Manufacturing of Prosthetics With Open Bionics, and More

With so many weekly developments in a fast-changing industry like additive manufacturing, the headlines can really stack up. To cut through the clutter of 3D printing news, check out these staff picks of the week. What do you think is the most impactful development?

Researchers at Virginia Tech claim to have created a 3D printing process using high-temperature polymeric materials commonly used to insulate space craft and satellites from extreme temperatures—read more and check out the video // Read More


ANew Dimension in Electronics Prototyping & Manufacturing

Simon Fried of Nano Dimension will speak during PCB West this year about the various aspects of 3D printed electronics, from material science to formulation, physics and overall 3D printing process, including curing and sintering of high-performance nano-conductive and dielectric inks. If you're attending this year, be sure to check it out on September 13th. For those not attending, you can check out Simon's latest on demand webinar recorded in August or check the Nano Dimension blog for updates following the event // Read More


Man Receives World’s First 3D Printed Tibia Replacement

Australia news outlets are reporting that a man in Queensland is the first person in the world to get a new shin bone created with a 3D printer—if you're squeamish, please be aware that the article includes graphic images of the surgery  // Read More


3D Printing With Ceramic Foam Ink—Inspired By Nature

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, and MIT claim to have developed a new method for 3D printing ceramic materials that are bio-inspired with independently tunable macro-and microscale porosity using a ceramic foam ink // Read More


Open Bionics & Its Next Generation of Bionic Hands

If you've been following the FATHOM team for awhile now, it is likely you know we are passionate about using our 3D printing and additive manufacturing expertise to help those in need of prosthetic limbs. Although we have a partnership with e-NABLE, there are many organizations all working towards the same goal—to make the world a better place with advanced technologies.

Check out this organization, too, and ask yourself if you have time before the year is over to share your expertise // Downloads // Read More

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Imagery and News Sources: Stratasys, GrabCAD, NAM, Scientific America, Science Daily, Northwestern Medicine, Daniet Peleg