The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced the award of two grants totaling $7.4 million to fund research projects aimed at improving measurement and standards for the rapidly developing field of additive manufacturing.
iSketchnote is a smart iPad cover that integrates a new digitizing technology with the convenience of a notebook. It allows users to digitize their sketches and notes in real time with the added value of retaining a hard copy for their files.
VMatter, a new premium cutlery manufacturer, the first company in the world to introduce a cutlery collection made out of a revolutionary amorphous metal alloy, announced today that it has launched a crowd-funding campaign to help build its product line.
A 3D printing project with the Van Gogh Museum has been developed in cooperation with FUJIFILM Belgium NV, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. The product resulting from this cooperation is called Relievo, a premium three-dimensional replica of Van Gogh masterpieces. The originals are recreated in size, colour, brightness and texture to achieve an ultimate fine-art reproduction.
What's catching the attention of many industry analysts is the potential size of the market. In a recent survey conducted by a leading industry observer, several experts were asked to speculate on how many of the potential users of the technology have already adopted it. The answers ranged from 1% to 8%. This suggests there is still an extremely large market opportunity ahead.
Engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power. The technology could enable a network of devices and sensors to communicate with no power source or human attention needed.
A partnership between scientists at the University of Wollongong and St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne has led to a breakthrough in tissue engineering, with researchers growing cartilage from stem cells to treat cancers, osteoarthritis and traumatic injury.
Stratasys Ltd., a leading manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems, announced that it has been selected by The UPS Store to provide its 3D printing systems to The UPS Store as part of a test program that will make it the first national retailer in the U.S. to offer 3D printing service to entrepreneurs, architects, start-ups and other retail customers.