Figure 4 Today: Prototyping

Figure 4 Today: Prototyping

BY: SAM GREEN Welcome to the fourth installment of our 3D printing materials series. I’m following up on Jeff’s post about Figure 4 for production applications to share the advancements we have made in materials for prototyping. Whereas Jeff focused on the expanding opportunities for direct digital production, I am eager to let you know [...]Read More »
3d Systems And Collplant To Provide Solutions For Bioprinting Tissues And Scaffolds

3d Systems And Collplant To Provide Solutions For Bioprinting Tissues And Scaffolds

Leading 3D printer OEM 3D Systems and Israeli bioprinting material developer CollPlant have announced a joint development agreement seeking to create tissue and scaffold bioprinting solutions for third party collaborators. Through their collaboration, the two companies aim to combine their respective expertise in order to accelerate breakthroughs in the biomedical industry. This includes 3D Systems’ 3D printing technologies and [...]Read More »
Cancer Survivor Receives Facial Prosthesis Made Using 3D Printing

Cancer Survivor Receives Facial Prosthesis Made Using 3D Printing

Denise Vicentin, a Brazilian cancer survivor who lost her right eye and part of her jaw, has received a facial prosthesis develop using a 3D printed prototype. Researchers at Paulista University (UNIP), São Paulo, Brazil, implemented its method, published in the Journal of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, which uses a smartphone to capture digital facial impressions of [...]Read More »
Digital Twin: when and how is it created?

Digital Twin: when and how is it created?

Digital Twin is gaining momentum in manufacturing, aerospace, medical devices, heavy equipment, transportation, and many other industries. Along with innovative Industry 4.0 technologies (cloud computing, additive manufacturing, simulations, IoT, edge computing, big data, analytics, augmented reality), it is transforming the industrial world and the way we design, build, and operate what surrounds us. For centuries, [...]Read More »
Rapid Part Replacement Ready for Take Off?

Rapid Part Replacement Ready for Take Off?

Rapid part replacement with Figure 4 technology As a globally recognized leader in research, development and transition of technologies, the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) is conducting one of three awarded America Makes MAMLS projects under the theme: Emerging Process Technology for Low Criticality Part Families. Specifically, UDRI is exploring “Rapid Part Replacement via [...]Read More »
Collplant Develops First Prototypes For Regenerative 3D Bioprinted Breast Implants

Collplant Develops First Prototypes For Regenerative 3D Bioprinted Breast Implants

CollPlant, an Israeli 3D bioprinting and regenerative medicine firm, has announced that it is developing implants for breast tissue regeneration. After conducting early development, the company has successfully produced the first prototypes. It believes that these 3D bioprinted breast implants could have the potential to provide a safer alternative to the standard methods of permanent [...]Read More »
5 Reasons Why Metal 3d Printing Is Big And Getting Bigger

5 Reasons Why Metal 3d Printing Is Big And Getting Bigger

People ask me if and when 3D printing will become a method of mass production. As far as plastics go, I don’t know. For metals, though, it is a whole different story: it is already happening. Metal 3D printing technologies are evolving at breakneck speed, constantly increasing their size and velocity capabilities. One of the [...]Read More »
3D Printing Gives Precious Memories To The Blind

3D Printing Gives Precious Memories To The Blind

A visually impaired couple in Italy have turned to 3D printing to help bring the precious memories of their childhood back to life and effectively create a photo for the visually impaired. Most of us can simply look at old photos for a wave of nostalgia, but the visually impaired and the blind simply have [...]Read More »