Change Is Additive—Week of 9/9/16
CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A 3D Printing News Series by FATHOM
Lowe's Institutes In-Store 3D Printing, Organovo Launches 3D Bio-Printed Tissue Service, Nano Dimension Plans for Conductive Ink Facility
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?
American retailer Lowe's is offering customized 3D printing at its flagship New York City store. Now offering Bespoke 3D printed designs for customers’ own furnishings, customers can create personal living spaces using the Digital Forming mass customization platform. Lowe’s Innovation Labs has introduced a 3D scanning and 3D printing service available online, as well as in its New York City store, to enable customers to preserve priceless family heirlooms, create hard to find replacement parts, and personalize storage, organization and decorative items // Read More // Watch Video
Hong Kong Design House Showcases Vibrant Color and Texture Combinations from J750
In partnership with Stratasys, the Hong Kong Federation of Footwear Ltd. (FFHK) created a number of designs made possible through the color and texture options from the newest Stratasys 3D printer, the J750. As Fred Fischer, Channel Development and Field Operations Director of Stratasys Asia Pacific said, “We are excited to be part of the Footwear Design Competition with the FFHK. These designs are great examples of how 3D printing empowers designers and manufacturers to think out of the box for new design, prototyping or even production options. The possibilities with 3D printing are truly limitless, and we look forward to seeing and realizing more new ideas from the local market, hence revolutionizing how things are made.” // Read More // Watch Video
Industrial giant General Electric has planned an acquisition of Germany's SLM Solutions Group and Sweden's Arcam to dive further into the 3D printing market. At a combined cost of $1.4 billion, both companies offer an expansion of GE's additive manufacturing efforts, which is, as GE chairman Jeffrey R. Immelt explains, "part of GE's evolution into a digital industrial company" // Read More
Nano Dimension Ltd., a leader in the field of 3D printed electronics and partner of FATHOM, announced today that it will open a facility for production of the company’s unique conductive nano-ink products. This announcement comes on the heels of the company's securing of a patent on its nanometric conductive ink technology // Read More
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Imagery and News Sources: 3ders.org, 3Dprint.com, 3Dprintingindustry.com, Engadget, Cults3D, MIT, Lowe's, GE, SLM Solutions, Arcam, e-NABLE, Nano Dimension, Organovo, VooDoo, ExOne