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Category Archives: 3D Printing

3D Electronics Printing Will Drive the Internet of Things

Plastic printed electronics will be dominated by 3D printing technologies, and they’ll be critical to the development of what researchers are calling the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things (IoT) is essentially an interconnection of uniquely identifiable, embedded computing devices inside the existing framework of the Internet. IoT promises advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services to bring automation to nearly every field of endeavor. The IoT concept includes connectivity for devices like human heart monitor implants, biochips in farm animals, field operation tools for police and firemen, and even built-in sensor packages for automobiles and kitchen appliances. [...]
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Nano Steel Materials Enter Additive-Manufacturing

Printer Friendly PDF  | N anoSteel Breakthrough in Additive Manufacturing  |  Image and Graphic Assets NanoSteel Demonstrates Breakthrough in Additive-Manufactured Wear Materials High-hardness ferrous metal matrix products now achievable through a one-step 3D-printing process  PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Wednesday, September 24th, 2014) - The NanoSteel® Company, a leader in nanostructured steel materials design, today announced the successful expansion of the company’s engineered powders business into additive manufacturing. By leveraging its uniform metal matrix microstructures in the laser- sintering process, the company was able to build a crack-free, fully dense bulk sample. NanoSteel’s initial focus in additive manufacturing supports the market need [...]
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Is 4D printing a disruptive or Innovative technology?

Written by defenceWeb, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 A 3D printed gun. The aerospace, defence, automotive and healthcare industries will lead the adoption of four dimensional printing technology, which is poised to have a disruptive effect in multiple industries by printing objects ranging from human organs to parts used in aircraft and vehicles, according to Frost & Sullivan. Four-dimensional (4-D) printing develops materials that alter their properties and behaviours based on external stimuli such as changes in temperature. “4-D printing, an extension of three-dimensional printing, is superior to conventional manufacturing techniques in terms of performance, efficiency and quality, and can [...]
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Design-Patent Protection For The “Face” Of Your Robot

Without doubt, robots today are much more consumer-facing than they have ever been. According to ABI Research , the global market for consumer robots was estimated at $1.6 billion in 2012 , and is expected to grow to $6.5 billion by 2017 . As consumers, we are already feeling the effects in our everyday lives: a growing number of us employ robots to perform routine household tasks (think Roomba from iRobot ) or to entertain our children (think Mindstorms from Lego). In the healthcare realm, surgeons have grown increasingly accustomed to performing robot-assisted surgeries, and amputees now enjoy greater [...]
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