ICYMI: After a very busy week of news with more than 30 companies announcing new hardware, materials, software, and collaborations, one might think there wouldn’t be news for some time. For the additive manufacturing community, that would be an underestimation of the developments and innovations. New materials announcements were made for both medical and aerospace and well as filaments with more functionality for material extrusion systems. Along with NASA invested in systems to use large-scale 3D printing to build lunar structures, the 3D printing community just can’t stop pushing the boundaries of what can be done.
Here’s a quick look at these stories and more.
Triastek Receives FDA IND Clearance for 3D Printed Medicine for the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis: Triastek, Inc., a healthcare company pioneering 3D printing of pharmaceuticals with its proprietary technology, Melt Extrusion Deposition (MED®), announced it received clearance for its Investigational New Drug (IND) application from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate clinical studies of the 3D printed medicine, T21, a potential treatment for ulcerative colitis. READ MORE
ICON to Develop Lunar Surface Construction System with 457.2 Million NASA Award: ICON received a contract awarded under Phase III of NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The nearly $60 million contract builds upon previous NASA and Department of Defense funding for ICON’s Project Olympus to research and develop space-based construction systems to support planned exploration of the Moon and beyond. READ MORE
LithaBone HA 480 – Lithoz Unveils Improved Ceramic Material for 3D-printed Bone Replacements: Through intensive cooperation with users of their previous bone substitute materials for ceramic 3D printing, Lithoz has developed the new LithaBone HA 480. With the goal to make the material more economically viable and the use of 3D printing for bone replacements even more effective. READ MORE
Sintavia Develops Proprietary Niobium Printing Technology: Sintavia has developed proprietary material parameters for alloy C103, a high-performance niobium alloy well suited for rocket, jet, and satellite propulsion applications. The refractory metal, which is difficult to print without extensive parameter development, was developed on an EOS GmbH M290 printer and represents the 29th proprietary material parameter developed by Sintavia for use by its Aerospace, Defense, & Space OEM customers. READ MORE
Stratasys Names Christian Alvarez Chief Revenue Officer: Stratasys announced that Christian Alvarez has joined the company as its new Chief Revenue Officer, reporting to CEO Dr. Yoav Zeif. Alvarez will play a crucial role in the long-term growth of Stratasys by enhancing and developing new go-to-market strategies and programs that foster exceptional customer and partner experiences, and ensure customer success, satisfaction and retention. READ MORE
Sigma Additive Solutions Joins the EOS Developer Network: Sigma Additive Solutions announced it has joined the EOS Developer Network (EDN). This enables Sigma to provide software and analytics applications from EOS application programming interfaces (APIs). The EDN partner program streamlines services and tools to allow Sigma to expand its software offering via the EOS digital thread from data preparation, machine management, process data acquisition, and reporting. READ MORE
XYZprinting Highlights the Future of 3D Printing: XYZprinting introduced its new 3D printing solutions with Open Platform Fast Cycle Sintering (OPFCS), which envisions a future of open-platform-based selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing solutions that can both utilize powder from any material supplier and reuse end-of-life powder, thereby maximizing materials compatibility while greatly decreasing waste. READ MORE
Particles: Enabling More Functionality to 3D Printing Filaments: Purdue University researchers have developed a patent-pending method to add particles to filament and disperse them evenly through a traditional fused deposition modeling, or FDM, 3D printer, which will aid industry in manufacturing functional parts. READ MORE
Hear discussion on some of these stories during the next episode of AM News LIVE on December 12.