Featured Industry News // 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing

With so many developments in a fast-changing industry like 3D printing (3DP) and additive manufacturing (AM), the headlines really stack up—from hardware to software to materials and everything in between. To cut through the clutter of 3DP/AM news, check out these staff picks of the week. In this edition, FATHOMers highlight 3D printed piezoelectric materials, living seawall, LSD-based process, and a tribute to David Bowie.

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Engineers 3D Print with Piezoelectric Materials

Piezoelectric materials convert mechanical stress into electric energy. Engineers at Virginia Tech have developed a new 3D printing material utilizing piezoelectric nanocrystals enabling customization in part structure and response // Watch Video

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Living Seawall in Sydney Harbour by Volvo

Sydney Institute of Marine Science and Reef Design Lab has partnered with Volvo to combat ocean plastic pollution with a 3D printed Living Seawall. This design mimics the root structure of native mangrove trees and adds greater complexity to an existing seawall in Sydney Harbour. This habitat for marine life, created using fused deposition modeling (FDM) , also improves the water quality. Check out this interesting project // Watch Video

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Preserving Ancient Artifacts with Stratasys

Stratasys teamed up with a tech giant to leverage J750 equipment to 3D print representations of historical locations and artifacts for the Open Heritage Project. Using the full-color, texture mapping, and color gradient capabilities of the PolyJet-based 3D printer, users fabricated the artifacts with high-detail // Read More

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Tribute to David Bowie with 3D Printed Concept Car

Teamed up with MARIE 3D, Japanese Designer Takumi Yamamoto created a 3D printed, full-scale concept car. With the MASSIVit 1800 3D printer, making the life-sized vehicle was possible with its large-format that uses Gel Dispensing Printing technology. The 3D printed vehicle will be displayed at the Festival Automotive International in Paris from January 31 to February 3 // Read More

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LSD-Based 3D Printing of Alumina Ceramics

With the rapid innovations of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies, 3D printing with ceramic materials is gaining attention. With Layer-Wise Slurry Deposition (LSD), it is possible for a powder-based method to create dense ceramic parts—get the 9-page PDF // Download



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