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CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A 3D Printing News Series by Fathom

Change Is Additive—Week of 9/16/16

CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A 3D Printing News Series by Fathom

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Industry Shift from Prototyping to Production, 2016 IMTS, Nano Dimension PCB 3D Printing in the US,  Local Motors Plan for Self-Driving 3D Printed Cars, 2016 Rio Paralympics Feature 3D Printing Robotics and Fashion, Bone Regeneration with 3D Printing 

With so many weekly developments in a fast-changing industry like additive manufacturing, the headlines can really stack up. To cut through the clutter of 3D printing news, check out these staff picks of the week. What do you think is the most impactful development?


Local Motors Unveils Plans for Self-Driving 3D Printed Car with Drone Tech

Local Motors and Mouser Electronics recently held a design challenge that asked participants to design useful features for their next iteration of 3D printed vehicles. The winning submission, from FLY-MODE, integrates drone technology to give riders a live look at surrounding conditions while the car is in transit // Read More / / Watch Video


Shifting from Prototype to Production – The 3D Printing Industry Focus

At IMTS 2016, 3D Systems CEO Vyomesh Joshi spoke on the changing scope for the 3D printing industry, citing GEs recent $1.4 billion investment as validation for the shift to production.

“The 3D printing industry is at an inflection point, as customers are flipping from prototyping to production. ” says Joshi, speaking to TechCrunch at the show. / / Read More / / Watch Video

Rio 2016 Paralympics Opening Ceremony Feature KUKA Robot & 3D Printed Fashion

At the opening ceremony for the 2016 Rio Paralympics, 3D printing and hybridized technology took main stage. U.S. Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy, while wearing a fully 3D printed dress, danced in concert with a large industrial robotic arm named KUKA, which has been used to optimize 3D printing for the assembly line. The performance was meant to explore the relationship between humans and technology // Read More / / Watch Video


Nano Dimension Marks First Delivery of DragonFly 2020 3D Printer to the United States

Nano Dimension, a world leader in 3D printed electronics, has delivered its first PCB 3D printer to the United States. Fathom’s Oakland headquarters will house the new DragonFly 2020 3D printer, ready to provide Silicon Valley and the greater West Coast with multi-layer printed circuit boards faster than any other method of manufacture // Read More

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Researchers Create New 3D Printable Implant Material that Facilitates Bone Regeneration

A research team at a Mexican university have created a synthetic 3D printable biomaterial that mimics naturally occurring bone and allows for faster bone growth.

“The human bone is composed of organic material such as collagen, proteins and growth factors and other inorganic materials such as calcium phosphate and hydroxyapatite crystals. These are synthetically obtainable and, when used in orthopedic implants, are not rejected by the body,” research leader Efrain Rubio Rosas explained / / Read More

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Stratasys Demonstrates Multi-Axis 3D Printing

At IMTS 2016, Stratasys unveiled two new proof-of-concept machines that showcase multi-axis 3D printing and 3D printings fit within the assembly line. Dubbed Robotic Composite and Infinite Build, the two models are emblematic of 3D printings shift to scaled manufacturing // Read More

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Box Microscope by Callen

This CAD model is available from Cults3D. Designed by Callen, it provides all the building blocks for a digital microscope // Download

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Imagery and News Sources: 3Ders.org, 3Dprint.com, 3D Printingindustry.com, TechCrunch, Cults3D, BUAP, 3D Systems, Team USA, Stratasys, Nano Dimension, Callen, Local Motors, Inhabitat

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