Saturday, April 13, 2024

Madrid gets world’s first 3D-printed footbridge

The Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) has designed the world's first 3D-printed pedestrian bridge. Installed in the urban park of Castilla-La Mancha in Alcobendas, Madrid, and made up of eight separate 3D-printed parts, the bridge spans 40 ft (12 m) and measures 5.7 ft (1.75 m) wide.

How to Design Conveyor Systems for Flexibility and Continuous Improvement

In manufacturing, standing still brings the certainty of being overtaken. Factories need flexibility that lets them keep increasing productivity and introduce new or upgraded...

AMAZEMET adopts Siemens Xcelerator to help democratize metal additive manufacturing

Siemens Digital Industries Software announced today that AMAZEMET has adopted solutions from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of industry software to help build its closed-loop...

Mercedes-Benz harnesses 3D printing for on-demand spare parts

While companies like Local Motors are dabbling with the idea of a fully 3D-printed car, bigger manufacturers are embracing the technology on a smaller scale. Mercedes-Benz Trucks is harnessing the on-demand benefits of parts produced in this way, using an environmentally friendly 3D printing process to create spare parts.

Multi-material 3D printer aimed squarely at professionals

3D printers capable of churning out multi-material, multi-colored objects in a single print run can take up quite a bit of office space, and can also cost a small fortune. Take the Objet500 Connex3 from Stratasys, for example. It's about the size of a chest freezer and you could buy three second gen Panamera's for the same price. French startup Pollen has introduced a capable-looking, high resolution machine for the professional market called Pam, which can handle up to four different materials and comes in at a fraction of the cost of the Stratasys printer.

CATIA certified for 3D PluraView

The 3D software application CATIA from the French company Dassault Systèmes has already successfully established itself in many industries worldwide: in aerospace, the automotive...

Isola Expands Its Portfolio of PCB Materials Engineered to Mitigate Skew in High-Speed Electronic...

Isola Group, a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), today announced the...

CNCzone takeover to create largest international online platform for production technology

Production tasks are growing in complexity and the requirements ever higher for all personnel in the production process. It is often the...

3D Printing with plants is cheaper, stronger and more environmentally friendly

Engineers at MIT have developed a way to use plant cellulose as a feedstock for 3D printers, providing another renewable, biodegradable alternative to popular petroleum-based polymers like ABS currently being used. The researchers also believe printing with cellulose could be cheaper and stronger than other materials and even offer potential antimicrobial properties to boot.

Finding the flow creates a new way to 3D-print metal

A team of engineers has developed a new way of 3D-printing metals that could improve on existing, laser-on-powder based methods. It relies on using semi-solid metals that are solid at rest, but can flow when force is applied, making it possible to move through the nozzle of a printer. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) hope that the process could lead to higher-quality and lighter metal parts.