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
The future for 3D printing is “not so rosy” said Todd Grimm, president of T. A. Grimm and Associates, in an iconoclastic opening keynote during this week’s TCT conference in Birmingham, the UK, in which he urged the industry to adopt a more pragmatic approach
28 September 2012
Students from Belgian technical university, Group T, have created the first race car built almost entirely from 3D-printed components. The electric-motored Areion car, which has been tested on the Hockenheim race circuit in Germany, was built using parts printed with Materialise’s Mammoth stereolithography machines.
29 August 2012
Research into innovative processing technologies was discussed at a meeting organised by the IKV plastics processing institute at the RWTH university in Aachen, Germany. European Plastics News
reviews the developments
11 June 2012
Rapid prototyping specialist Objet played a crucial role at the Lego World, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, earlier this month, by demonstrating how its 3D printers are used to create Lego prototypes
20 February 2012
Dutch furniture supplier Ahrend made a revolutionary Revolt chair in 1953 designed by Friso Kramer with a U-shaped steel profile replacing solid steel or steel tubes. Its latest Ahrend 380 chair uses similar principles of simplicity, but in injection moulded plastic
16 January 2012