3D design software from Dassault Systèmes helped the US Winter Olympic team shave milliseconds off the speed of its four-man bobsled, Night Train 2, which is currently competing in the Sochi games in Russia.
12 February 2014
Belgium-based 3D printing company Materialise has announced its acquisition of E-Prototypy, Poland’s leading provider of rapid prototypes and 3D printing.
10 February 2014
Plastic Logic has struck a deal with Germany’s Novaled with the aim of accelerating the development of flexible and wearable displays.
7 February 2014
The 3D printing market will grow rapidly in the next few years with demand for machinery expected to reach $5.0bn (€3.7bn) in 2017, according to a forecast from US research group Freedonia. This would represent an annual growth rate of 20.7% from a level of $1.95bn (€1.43bn) in 2012.
31 January 2014
Prototype specialist 3D Systems has purchased Xerox's solid ink engineering and development teams and a three-dimensional modeller of licensed entertainment toys, both as part of a series of buys by the company to bring multiple parts of the 3D printing industry under its roof.
6 January 2014
Materialise, the Belgium-based additive manufacturing group, has formalised its partnerships in China by becoming a member of the China 3D Printing Technology Industry Alliance.
3 December 2013
RaceWare Direct, the UK-based maker of plastics brackets for mounting instruments onto racing bikes, has turned to additive manufacturing solutions from EOS to speed up the production of its bespoke parts.
25 November 2013
A student-designed cartridge syringe, created for use in disaster zones, has won the 2013 Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) award.
16 July 2013
Messe Düsseldorf and Crain Communications, publisher of European Plastics News
, have announced the launch of a new two-day conference for designers and meterials companies to be held at the K Show in October. Market sectors such as Automotive, Medical, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Goods, Construction, Packaging, Sustainability and innovations in 3D printing have already been targeted as key areas for the conference to explore.
15 July 2013
At the K2013 exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany in October, BASF will showcase new grades of its Ultramid polyamide in the seatback of the MOVYis3 office swivel chair
1 July 2013
Design Reality, a design agency from St Asaph, Wales, the UK, has invested €175,000 in the Objet Connex 260, a multi-material 3D printer
10 April 2013
Objet has launched the Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D printer, specially designed for smaller orthodontic labs and clinics
10 April 2013
Dutch designer Iris van Herpen sent models down the runway at Paris Fashion Week wearing outfits made out of thermoplastic polyurethane
24 January 2013
Technologies including ‘smart’ fabrics and 3D printing have been highlighted as some of the innovations that could drive UK economic growth, according to the latest Foresight report
26 November 2012
Themes at this year's Euromold fair include 3D printed jewellery, mouldmaking components and rapid technologies. In this preview of Euromold, taking place on 27-30 November in Frankfurt, David Vink looks at some of the developments on show
21 November 2012