Five 3-D printing breakthroughs everyone needs to know about
The world of 3-D printing is changing fast. New materials are announced and new systems are proposed almost every month. And as with any fast-growing technology, there is a lot of hype. When something is announced it will get a lot of press and attention, but what do you really need to know to follow the industry? Below are five recent events that anyone that uses or follows additive manufacturing should know about. They impact not only the technology, but also the business side of the industry.
14 Ways Israel Inspired the World in 2016
ISRAEL21c brings you daily reports of Israeli inventions, innovations, discoveries and altruistic initiatives. Here we’ve chosen 15 of many that made a remarkable impact in the year 2016, including Nano Dimension's 3D printed human tissue.
3D Printed Circuit Boards: First PCB 3D Printers Available Soon
For makers, 3D printed circuit boards are no longer a mere dream. 3D printers, which can do DIY PCB printing, will become commercially available soon. The making of DIY circuit boards is a complex task. First, you’ll have to plan the PCB, make a 2D print of the layout, cut a copper plate, transfer the PCB layout to the copper plate, iron the circuit, go through the process of etching, cleaning, disposing… and after some hours of manual labor, you should be ready.
Nano Dimension ships first 3D printer for PCBs
Nano Dimension Ltd. (Ness Ziona, Israel), has supplied the first DragonFly 2020 printer for 3D circuitry and PCBs to an Israeli defense electronics company. The unit is for evaluation purposes and is expected to be installed at the partner’s site in the next few days.
7 Startups Driving Innovation in 3D Printing
The hype of consumer 3D printing might be fizzling, but the excitement continues to build for industrial applications. It’s a market still ripe for innovation and as expected there has been a surge of startup activity in the field of additive manufacturing.
Below we round up seven startups that are developing novel technologies and aspiring to be the next big thing in 3D printing.