Monday, June 24, 2019

3D Universe Introduces Skin Tone Filaments for 3D Printed Prosthetics

As the e-NABLE Community has grown and spread throughout the world, we have not only gotten to see the impact that low cost, 3D printable assistive devices can make on those who are in...

A Revolutionary Change in Vehicle Panel Production featuring Sabic’s UDMAX™ Thermoplastic Composite Tape

SABIC announced at JEC World 2019 a new, cutting-edge technology for producing lightweight, cost-effective and recyclable vehicle panels using its UDMAX™ tape, a unidirectional, fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite. This innovative technology, which is designed to...
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kinetiX—designing auxetic-inspired deformable material structures

This paper describes a group of auxetic-inspired material structures that can transform into various shapes upon compression. We developed four cellular-based material structure units composed of rigid plates and elastic/rotary hinges. Different compositions of...

Shrinking the carbon footprint of a chemical in everyday objects

A new method for synthesizing the epoxides found in plastics, textiles, and pharmaceuticals could be powered by electricity. The biggest source of global energy consumption is the industrial manufacturing of products such as plastics, iron,...
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Spray-on antennas could unlock potential of smart, connected technology

The promise of wearables, functional fabrics, the Internet of Things, and their "next-generation" technological cohort seems tantalizingly within reach. But researchers in the field will tell you a prime reason for their delayed "arrival"...

Solvay’s Ixef® PARA enables Zillion Black® single-use instruments

Bastos Viegas uses Ixef® PARA for its Zillion Black® single-use surgical instruments as a cost-effective alternative to stainless steel. The existing array of Zillion Black® single-use instruments (SUIs) are molded from a high-stiffness, medical-grade Ixef®...

Victrex Partners with University of Exeter to Develop Next-Generation PAEK 3D Printing Materials

The University of Exeter will play a pivotal role in the development of the UK Additive Manufacturing (AM) sector, through a multi-million-pound partnership with Victrex; a collaboration designed to exploit the full potential of...

US Marines construct the world’s first 3D-printed barracks hut

The US Marine Corps is leading the way in employing advanced technologies and robotic construction Earlier this month, the Additive Manufacturing Team at Marine Corps Systems Command teamed up with Marines from I Marine Expeditionary...

Evonik agrees to sell its Methacrylates business to Advent International for €3 billion

Evonik has today signed an agreement to sell its Methacrylates business to Advent International for €3 billion. The selling price (enterprise value) is 8.5 times the business’ EBITDA. Consistent strategy execution to focus on...

3D-Printed Polymer Photodetectors on Curved Surface a “Bionic Eye”

A University of Minnesota research team has 3D-printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface, in a first step toward creating a “bionic eye” that could someday help blind people see or...
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