3D printing to protect dinosaur fossils; bringing again GoldenEye 007; metallic powder manufacturing in China; 3D athlete monitoring – all this and extra inside at the moment’s version of Sliced, our 3D printing information digest.
3D print your individual Golden Gun
Conservationists from the Birmingham Museums Trust have used 3D printing to interchange a number of the lacking bones of a 250 million 12 months previous ichthyosaur skeleton. Related strategies had been used to recreate the precise flipper of Hope the Whale, who now graces the doorway to London’s Natural History Museum.
Followers of the basic GoldenEye 007 Nintendo 64 recreation (and possibly additionally the Ian Fleming books, and later movie franchise) rejoice because the notorious Golden Gun (able to slaying opponents with a single shot) can now be 3D printed. The reproduction information had been designed by Brian Moman (aka VariablePenguin) and can be found to obtain from Thingiverse.
Corrective medical system producer Crispin Orthotics has bought an a HP 4200 Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing UK based mostly reseller Europac 3D. In keeping with Mark Thaxter, Managing Director at Crispin, “Utilizing 3D scanning and printing […] offers higher freedom on the design of merchandise notably these with advanced geometry,”
“Being able to fluctuate the thickness of the system in sure components additionally permits us to supply units not doable with present strategies of producing.”
And UK based mostly engineering firm Renishaw is now utilizing its additive manufacturing know-how to make customized Styli contact probes for its clients.
Titomic indicators additive manufacturing metallic powder MoU
In enterprise, drone developer Apollo Robotics has develop into the newest addition to the Techniplas Open Innovation Program. Different corporations on this roster embody Nano Dimension, DWS, Sharebot, Nexa3D and ParaMatters, which joined at CES 2018.
And Titomic, the Australian developer and supplier of Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) 3D printing know-how, has signed a metallic powder manufacturing MoU with China’s Sino-Euro Materials Technologies of Xi’An Co.
TraceParts publishes 120,000 fashions on-line
Wisconsin manufacturing software program developer Throughput Consulting Inc. has launched a brand new program particularly suited to the necessities of additive manufacturing. Titled Vivid AM, the platform handles half monitoring from manufacturing by way of to supply.
Thousands and thousands granted to determine Crownpoint Middle for Superior Manufacturing
Elsewhere, Navajo Technical University, in Crownpoint, New Mexico, has develop into the recipient of a $three.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. The funds might be used to determine an Middle for Superior Manufacturing, specializing in 3D modelling, simulation, additive manufacturing and publish processing strategies.
Featured picture reveals Sliced brand over an ichthyosaur cranium. Unique photograph through Birmingham Museums Belief