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3D Printing News Sliced Nano Dimension, UNIZ Tech, Lockheed Martin, Roland DGA

This edition of our 3D printing news digest Sliced, we feature new 3D printers for 2019, the expansion of Nano Dimension, Dr. Adrian Bowyer, glitter bombs and more.

Adding more the additive industry

UNIZ Tech, a California-based start-up has released its SLASH2 3D printer, an SLA machine for precision manufacturing. The printer uses UNIZ’s proprietary Uni-Directional Peeling (UDP) technology and offers a 49um resolution. A highlighting feature of the SLASH2 printer is a large 8.9 inch LCD control screen. The printer will be debuted at the International Consumer Electronics Show (8-12 January) held in Las Vegas.

Chinese 3D printer manufacturer TEVO has also released a new desktop FFF 3D printer, the TEVO Nereus. The latest TEVO model has a build size of 32 x 32 x 40 cm. The printer has WiFi connectivity and also possesses smart functions like a filament sensor.  The TEVO Nerues is available to buy for $399.99.

And Extrabold, a Tokyo-based 3D printing company, has released a large-format FFF 3D printer. The EXF-10 printer has a build size of 1.4 m x 0.8 m x 1.0 m.

Israeli electronics 3D printer manufacturerNano Dimension has chosen Belgium-based SEIDO Systems and Israeli-based SU-PAD 3D printer resellers to market the DragonFly 2020 in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.

Amit Dror, CEO of Nano Dimension, said, “The addition of these best-in-class resellers expands our partner coverage in new geographies, enabling us to better service local demand and provide more opportunities for product developers and electrical engineers to exploit the advantages of multi-material additive manufacturing for prototyping and short run manufacturing.”

Render showing all angles of the DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D printer. Images via Nano Dimension
The DragonFly Pro 3D printer. Images via Nano Dimension

To catch a thief

Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer, made a glitter bomb to deter package thieves. Rober had been a victim of package thieves. To discourage future miscreants Rober 3D printed a box and equipped it with a glitter bomb and fart spray because revenge is a cold and smelly dish. It took Rober six month to build the device. In the video below Rober records the reaction of his arch-nemeses.

Taking additive manufacturing forward

Lockheed Martin, a global aerospace and defence company, has gifted $39,000 to the Penn State Altoona, a campus of Pennsylvania State University. The money will support the “Evaluation of Additively Manufactured Non-Toxic Liquid Bipropellant Injectors” an undergraduate program at Altoona.

A Lockheed Martin innovation laboratory, where parts of FMS are 3D printed. Image via Lockheed Martin
A Lockheed Martin innovation laboratory for 3D printing. Image via Lockheed Martin

Planning the future

Zola, a wedding planning company, has opened a one-stop-shop in New York which offers 3D printing services. Couples can plan their whole wedding under one roof. In one room they can listen to records and customize song lists for there wedding and in another 3D print cake toppers. The 3D printing service is facilitated by Doobs, a U.S-based 3D printing service bureau.

Shan-Lyn Ma, CEO of Zola. “We are so excited to bring the entire Zola experience under one roof […] We translated everything our couples already love about us, including our easy-to-use planning tools, our curated gift selection, and our outstanding customer service, into a wedding planning destination unlike anything couples have ever seen.”

Roland DGA, a 3D modeling and graphics company, has appointed a new CEO. Andrew Oransky, who previously served the company as its president, will now chair the CEO position.

David Goward, Executive Vice President, Director at Roland DG Corp. said, “All of us at Roland have great confidence in Andrew’s excellent leadership qualities as well as his extensive knowledge across the multiple industries we serve […] Under his capable guidance and with the cooperation of the rest of the leadership team, we expect continued growth and success in the years to come.”

And finally, the New Year brought more honors for the award-winning pioneer and originator of the RepRap project, Dr. Adrian Bowyer. Her Majesty the Queen awarded Dr. Bowyer an MBE for his services to the 3D printing industry.

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Featured image shows Sliced Logo over Army Tank for the Cure designed by Roland DGA to raise breast cancer awareness. Image via Roland DGA