The $31M CAD factory employs over 100 people and will be able to annually process 1250 tons of material at full capacity. "Sources in the 3D printing industry place the quantity of these “off-cuts” between 25 and 30 tons, a number of companies are exploring ways to utilize this surplus – which is currently advantageous due to its price."
“producing extremely narrow size distributions, which easily shift to any particle size distribution,” which he states will improve produc
“The way metallurgy used to be done was by farming the periodic table for alloying elements and testing mostly with trial and error. The point of using informatics software was to do a selective approach to the nucleation theory we knew to find the materials with the exact properties we needed.
Once we told them what to look for, their big data analysis narrowed the field of available materials from hundreds of thousands to a select few. We went from a haystack to a handful
Surgeons at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane have performed world-first surgery by implanting a 3D printed shinbone scaffold into the leg of Reuben Lichter, a patient suffering from a severe bone infection. Read more about this ground breaking work at:
Really interesting video demonstrating some of the emerging technologies in observing material behavior during 3D printing. By developing predictive models based on this research, manufacturers will one day be able to reproduce parts with fewer defects and consistent quality. To read more click on the link below: