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AMVentures and Friuli Innovazione launch AdditiveStartup Italia incubation platform

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Replicatore.it, the leading Italian-language additive manufacturing industry news website, reported today that AMVentures and Friuli Innovazione are launching the AdditiveStartup Italia initiative to collect, select and enhance the best innovative business ideas and startups that develop services, products, technologies, applications and materials in the field of additive technologies.
“We believe AdditiveStartup Italia to be a strategic initiative to identify entrepreneurial ideas and startups in the additive manufacturing sector and support them in their development – explained Vito Chinellato, AM industry veteran and now AM Ventures Procurator for Italy – The synergy of skills with the Friuli Innovazione business incubator will offer innovative startups and entrepreneurial ideas an opportunity to evolve and connect with AMVentures and other investors for their specific segment.”
For Italian startups – that often suffer from lack of efficient funding and excessive bureaucracy – it is an opportunity to present themselves to a pool of qualified investors and seize interesting networking opportunities with the world of industry and research, development and growth, as well as benefit from targeted 6-month tutoring support by AMVentures.
One of the EOS systems inside the Additive FVG facility
The initiative is the result of Friuli Innovazione’s multi-year collaboration with EOS Group. In 2017 yhe partnership …

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Investing In The End-To-End Value That 3D Printing Creates, Not In The Technology Itself

investing in the end-to-end value that 3d printing creates, not in the technology itself

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The 3D printing industry offers great investment potential. At the same time investing in 3D carries the same risks as investing in other industries that focus on technology creation first and value creation as a secondary thought.The rise of 3D printing can be compared to the dot-com boom, an era in which using the word ‘internet’ in a business plan resulted in easy money. Many new technologies are launched with the same ‘boom’ of investment opportunities on the table long before the lasting value, earning model and end applications are defined, from virtual reality to blockchain. A particular condition can create a similar boom; we expect to see countless companies entering the market with COVID-19-relevant product offerings in the months and years to come. In my opinion, as with all ‘boom’ products, only those that carve out their own niche and create long lasting value in the space will stand a chance.
At the end of last year I started analyzing the investment landscape of the 3D printing industry. I spoke with two dozen investors who have made investments in 3D printing. Our discussions focused on where they believe the technology is heading, which attributes they look for …

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AMGTA Commissions First Research Project on Environmental Sustainability of Metal 3D Printing – 3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing

amgta commissions first research project on environmental sustainability of metal 3d printing – 3dprint.com | the voice of 3d printing / additive manufacturing

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In November, the non-commercial, global trade group AMGTA, or the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association, was launched in order to promote the many environmental, green benefits of using additive manufacturing (AM) rather than conventional technology. The AMGTA has just commissioned its first university research project, which will be a systematic review of the environmental sustainability of metal 3D printing. The review will be literature-based, and will look at existing studies focused on the environmental benefits of the technology.

Based in Hollywood, Florida, the non-profit AMGTA is unaffiliated, meaning it is open to any industry stakeholder or additive manufacturer who meets specific criteria that are related to sustainability in processes and production.
“The AMGTA seeks to educate the public and industry about these positive environmental benefits, promote the adoption of AM as an alternative to traditional manufacturing, develop best practices for additive manufacturing, and help the organization’s members grow their businesses and acquire new customers,” the website states. “In order to accomplish these goals, the AMGTA will engage in marketing and advertising campaigns, sponsor and conduct research and publish the results, and grow the organization’s membership.”
3D printing has many benefits in terms of sustainability. For instance, it uses …

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New Frameworks for Contour-Parallel Toolpaths in FDM 3D Printing – 3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing

new frameworks for contour-parallel toolpaths in fdm 3d printing – 3dprint.com | the voice of 3d printing / additive manufacturing

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Researchers Tim Kuipers, Eugni L. Doubrovski, Jun Wu, and Charlie C.L. Wang have released the findings of a new study in the recently published ‘A framework for adaptive width control of dense contour-parallel toolpaths in fused deposition modeling.’
Adaptive widths are effective for use in FDM 3D printing, but as the authors point out, they can often be challenging to set. In this study, the researchers create a framework for numerous schemes in generating adaptive-width toolpaths. Today, users often employ technology with extrusion occurring along parallel toolpaths following along with the contour of the layer, leaving the authors to focus on these methods—along with discussing solutions for challenges found in narrower geometries.
When features vary from nozzle size, there may be issues with both overfill and underfill as respectively, a buildup of pressure is caused, or a decrease in stiffness that may threaten stability or cause features to be completely overlooked in printing. Such issues are more exaggerated in prints with smaller details; however, these problems may be avoided in using toolpaths with adaptive width.
Illustration of different toolpaths for a shape showcasing a range of shaperadii (black). These results can be read as a graph with feature …

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ICARUS Aero uses 3D printing to produce face shields for frontline workers – Vertical Magazine

icarus aero uses 3d printing to produce face shields for frontline workers – vertical magazine

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ICARUS Aero Inc. of Gravenhurst, Ontario, is doing its part to support ongoing Covid-19 relief efforts by designing and producing face shields using high-strength materials for medical professionals and frontline workers.
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ICARUS is manufacturing roughly 50 face shields per day with its advanced additive manufacturing printers. All of the shields are being donated to local hospitals. ICARUS Aero Photo
The company has repurposed its advanced additive manufacturing printers to 3D-print face shields and guards, which are all being donated to local hospitals and medical relief efforts.
ICARUS has approximately 10 printers running 24/7 at its facility to produce the face shields around the clock. This allows the company to manufacture roughly 50 shields per day.

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“The medical and frontline workers are an inspiration to us all, and our team was looking for ways in which we could help,” said ICARUS founder Ryan Hader. “We realize that we are a small part of this fight, but when we all make these sacrifices to help and support our local communities, we can have a greater influence on protecting those we care about.”
ICARUS Aero is a Transport Canada, FAA and EASA approved design, certification and manufacturing organization that specializes in aircraft modifications, engineering services, …

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Combining 3D printing and 5-axis milling in one machine – PES Media

combining 3d printing and 5-axis milling in one machine – pes media

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Combined laser deposition welding and 5-axis milling of large 3D metal parts up to ø 1.250mm, 730mm in Z and up to 2.000kg table load.

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Sculptors Daniel and Rodman Edwards Announce George Floyd Memorial Bust for 3D Printing | Massachusetts Newswire

sculptors daniel and rodman edwards announce george floyd memorial bust for 3d printing | massachusetts newswire

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jun 03, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A memorial bust of George Floyd will be available to everyone supporting the Black Lives Matter protests all over the globe. The George Floyd memorial bust, which is currently online for virtual viewing, can also be 3D printed at local libraries, maker spaces, colleges, and community networks of individuals with 3D printers. The 3D printing file is available for free at Sketchfab and is a presentation of love from the sculptors to the Floyd family and protesters at large, announced Cory Allen Contemporary Art.
The memorial bust, modeled after a photo of George Floyd, which has been the source of many community murals, depicts a strong and gentle man. It was created by the father-and-son team of sculptors, Daniel and Rodman Edwards.
“While protesting is pivotal, there are plenty of other effective modes of activism,” said Rodman Edwards, “we agreed that using our talents was the best way we could show our support.”
3D printing is a service many local libraries are making available to the public and websites like 3D Printing Media Network provide listings of libraries with 3D printers as well as maker spaces. “There is an active 3D printing community …

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Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association commissions first research project – 3D Printing Industry

additive manufacturer green trade association commissions first research project – 3d printing industry

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Global trade group Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA) has announced a systematic review into the environmental sustainability of metal 3D printing.
The organization’s first literary-based appraisal will be carried out by Jeremy Faludi, Ph.D, a researcher of sustainable engineering, with the aim of promoting the green benefits of additive manufacturing (AM). 
“This project will provide our membership and the public in general with an excellent survey of existing research on the sustainability benefits of AM. Dr. Faludi is a renowned researcher within this field, and we are looking forward to understanding better the existing scope of research on this topic,” said Sherry Handel, the AMGTA’s Executive Director.
Sintavia co-founded AMGTA in 2019, and the company has produced parts such as this Inconel 718 aircraft-engine bracket, to explore the environmental impact of AM. Photo via Sintavia.
AMGTA’s green trade mission 
Co-launched by Florida-based metal 3D printing service Sintavia at Formnext in 2019, the association’s objective is to promote the green benefits of 3D printing. AMGTA is a non-commercial, unaffiliated organization, that is open to any additive manufacturer or industry stakeholder that meets its sustainability criteria. In order to join the group, applicants must have generated most of their …

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A Way to Effectively Weld Adjacent 3D Printed Layers Together | 3D Printing Progress

a way to effectively weld adjacent 3d printed layers together | 3d printing progress

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Allowing users to create objects from simple toys to custom prosthetic parts, plastics are a popular 3D printing material. But these printed parts are mechanically weak — a flaw caused by the imperfect bonding between the individual printed layers that make up the 3D part.Researchers at Texas A&M University, in collaboration with scientists in the company Essentium Inc. have now developed the technology needed to overcome 3D printing’s “weak spot.” By integrating plasma science and carbon nanotube technology into standard 3D printing, the researchers welded adjacent printed layers more effectively, increasing the overall reliability of the final part. For further information see the IDTechEx repoerton 3D Printing Composites 2020-2030: Technology and Market Analysis.”Finding a way to remedy the inadequate bonding between printed layers has been an ongoing quest in the 3D printing field,” said Micah Green, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering. “We have now developed a sophisticated technology that can bolster welding between these layers all while printing the 3D part.”Plastics are commonly used for extrusion 3D printing, known technically as fused-deposition modeling. In this technique, molten plastic is squeezed out of a nozzle that prints parts layer by layer. As the …

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Elementum 3D Granted Patents in U.S., Canada, and Australia for Reactive Additive Manufacturing technology – 3D Printing Industry

elementum 3d granted patents in u.s., canada, and australia for reactive additive manufacturing technology – 3d printing industry

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Colorado-headquartered additive manufacturing material developer Elementum 3D has announced that it has been awarded patents in the U.S., Canada, and Australia for its Reactive Additive Manufacturing (RAM) technology.
The RAM process aims to expand the materials library of additive manufacturing by enabling the 3D printing of previously unprintable materials. With the additive manufacturing industry at the forefront of metal manufacturing, presenting advantageous applications for a number of key industries, the limited selection of printable metal materials constrains wider adoption.
“Our revolutionary technology advances metals development for additive manufacturing at an unprecedented pace. It gives engineers the extra degree of freedom they have never experienced, inspiring them to bring into existence new and innovative applications,” explains Dr. Jacob Nuechterlein, President and Founder.
Elementum 3D logo. Photo via Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing.
What is Reactive Additive Manufacturing?
Founded in 2014, Elementum 3D, formerly known as Sinter Print, is an additive manufacturing research and development firm focused on the creation of advanced metals, composites, and ceramics. These materials are designed to meet the demand for high-durability, high-strength and lightweight solutions.
The company produces its materials using its patented RAM process, which helps to prevent cracking during the solidification process. RAM technology has allowed Elementum 3 …

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