How will 3D printing affect the supply chain?

We know that 3D printing will disrupt manufacturing and the international supply chain, but nobody seems to know how yet. Now a paper from the Business School at Lingman Normal University in Zhanjiang has tried to separate the woo [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printers, 3D Printing, 3D Scanners, Industry Insights, Transport|0 Comments

Airbus takes intriguing patent

Airbus has applied for a patent that could change the face of a vehicle design and could well have wider applications. In essence the aerospace company has found a way to create a shell-like structure that the 3D print is laid int [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printers, 3D Printing, 3D Scanners, Aerospace, Design, Materials, Transport|Tags: , |2 Comments

Students launch rocket with printed engine

A team of students at the University of California San Diego beat some of the world’s biggest space agencies and launched a rocket with a 3D printed engine on May 21st. The university’s Students for the Exploration and Development [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printers, 3D Printing, 3D Scanners, bodyTop, Education, Transport|Tags: , |6 Comments

Is 3D Printed Titanium Fatally Flawed?

Titanium has become a firm favourite for the medical and aerospace industries, but a worrying report from Carnegie Mellon University suggests that 3D printed titanium could be fatally flawed. Deep X-rays have revealed a porosity t [...]

By | May 24th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printers, 3D Printing, Aerospace, Materials, Transport|Tags: , |5 Comments

Airbus unveils ‘Light Rider’ motorcycle.

Aerospace giant Airbus Group has unveiled the stunning ‘Light Rider’ electric motorcycle that uses state-of-the-art 3D printing techniques to strip weight. APWorks, part of the Airbius Group, is responsible for the bike and a vast [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printers, 3D Printing, Transport|0 Comments

Thieves are using 3D printers

We all agree that 3D printing will change the world and change the very concept of manufacturing, but it isn’t just working for the good people. Criminals are also making use of 3D printing and they’re getting increasingly creativ [...]

By | May 19th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printers, 3D Scanners, Business, Transport|0 Comments

HP and BMW are 3D Printing Together

HP has just developed a new 3D printing system for large scale manufacturing, the world’s first. Nine companies have signed up to use it, BMW and Nike being the largest of the bunch. Stephen Nigro, head of HP’s 3D printing busines [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printers, 3D Printing, Transport|Tags: , |0 Comments

UPS and SAP do a deal to expand 3D print capability

Parcel company UPS has done a deal with SAP SE to create end-to-end manufacturing that could change the whole logistics industry. UPS can see a major change coming. The concept is simple, local production of a vast number of compo [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printers, 3D Printing, Industry Insights, Transport|Tags: , |0 Comments

3dP Will Have Utterly Transformed The World by 2020. Speakers Of The Tech Leadership Conference Say.

Communitech's annual Tech Leadership Conference (TLC) which was held last Thursday, May 12th of 2016 at Bingemans in Kitchener, counted with more than 800 spectators and aims to answer the big questions that the unexpected challen [...]

Gumball 3000 Batmobile relies on 3D printing, a bit…

A real-life Batmobile is currently racing across Europe in the Gumball 3000 Rally and 3D printing played its part in the finished product. Palmiga Innovation contributed in some small way to the dramatic look of the finished car t [...]

By | May 8th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printing, Art & Sculpture, Entertainment, Transport|Tags: , , |0 Comments