Nano Dimension AME Academy Event for 3D Additive Electronics

TheAME Academy is the first ever seminar on Additive Manufacturing of Electronics with leading industry experts. This online event will cover the future of additive manufacturing, software, hardware and automation for electronic devices. Attendees will hear first-hand about revolutionary applications and advancements of this technology from R&D to commercial applications by leading research institutes and …

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2023 for First 3D Printed Nuclear Reactor Core by ORNL

Oak Ridge National Laboratory are refining their design of a 3D-printed nuclear reactor core, scaling up the additive manufacturing process necessary to build it, and developing methods to confirm the consistency and reliability of its printed components. A rapidly built 3D printed nuclear reactor could get nuclear energy competitive again for power generation. A compact …

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3D Printing of Hypersonic Missile Swarms

Raytheon and Northrop Grumman are developing 3D printed engines for smaller hypersonic missiles that could be deployed in at lower cost in swarms. The air-breathing scramjet will use regular aviation fuel. Northrop Grumman has new materials and technology to 3-D print the entire engine (the combustor). 3D Printing will make construction faster and significantly less …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Makes Progress on Next Generation Engine Using 3-D Printed Parts

Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed initial testing of a nearly flight-weight and production-ready configuration of its next-generation RL10C-X upper-stage rocket engine that contains major components produced with the company’s industry-leading 3-D printing technology. The successful series of tests confirmed that the 3-D printed components performed as expected when integrated into a complete, full-scale engine system. …

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First 3D Printed Heart With Blood Vessels

Israeli researchers have printed the world’s first 3-D vascularized, engineered heart using human tissue. They used a patient’s own cells and biological material and the heart has blood vessels. The 3-D heart produced at TAU is only the size of a rabbit heart but larger human hearts could be produced using the same technology. The …

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Breakthrough for large scale printing of wood at ten times lower cost than other 3D printing

Cellulose is the most abundant and broadly distributed organic compound and industrial by-product on Earth. The bottom-up use of cellulose to fabricate 3D objects has had big problems that prevented printing wood for practical applications. Use in combination with plastics has lacked scalability and has had high production cost. Researchers in Singapore have demonstrated the …

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Organic ionic ink can make 3D printed sensors for soft robots

Integrating sensors within soft robots has been difficult in part because most sensors, such as those used in traditional electronics, are rigid. Harvard researchers developed an organic ionic liquid-based conductive ink that can be 3D printed within the soft elastomer matrices that comprise most soft robots. They printed a soft robotic gripper comprised of three …

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Radically simpler 3D printing rockets with less than 100 parts instead of nearly 100,000

Relativity Space is 3D printing rockets. Rocket Labs is also trying to 3D print rockets. Relativity Space is making a rocket that has 4 times the thrust of the Rocket Labs rocket. Relativity rocket engine will still have ten times less thrust than the SpaceX merlin engine. Relativity Space wants is reimagining the way rockets …

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Lawrence Livermore unlocks 3D printing to smaller than 150 nanometer features

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered novel ways to extend the capabilities of two-photon lithography (TPL), a high-resolution 3D printing technique capable of producing nanoscale features smaller than one-hundredth the width of a human hair. The findings unleashes the potential for X-ray computed tomography (CT) to analyze stress or defects noninvasively in embedded …

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