3D printed electronics for the Internet of Things

Leslie's Blog

Researchers from the Belgian nanotech research center Imec described how they inkjet-printed a 3,381-transistor logic circuit made out of plastic. Similarly, some technologists think the dimensions of plastic printed electronics will shrink in an exponential manner.

A Short History of 3T RPD

Rapid Prototyping News UK

The company began as a Service Bureau, making Plastic Rapid Prototypes and Metal Rapid Tooling. We started with one plastic AM machine. 2003 – The company opens its in-house spray shop which is the forerunner of our extensive metals and plastics finishing capabilities today.

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Manufacturing in U.S. Expands at Fastest Pace Since…

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Expands at Fastest Pace Since May 2004” By Katia Dmitrieva, Bloomberg Markets. factories expanded in February at the fastest rate since May 2004, indicating sustained strength in manufacturing as demand remains solid, figures from the Institute for Supply Management showed Thursday.

Recycling Gets Smarter as Demand Grows and Technology Evolves

3D Perspectives

Recycling revenue in the European Union from seven main categories almost doubled to €60 billion from 2004 to 2008. However, after 2007 the price of plastic started to escalate, driven by the price of oil. And some companies are recycling plastic back into oil.

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Using 3D printing to land a spacecraft on a comet

Sculpteo

The Rosetta spacecraft was launched in 2004, with the intent to give the most in depth understanding of a comet that humanity has to date. Thanks to our plastic material , it was also possible to color it afterward. In fact, any Sculpteo’s white plastic printed object can be colored.

A Collage of 3D Printing Possibilities

i.materialise

The first time I used 3D was in 2004, in a course at university, but the quality back in those days was so horrible that I didn’t use it further. You have designed jewelry in brass, like the “Rock o´clock”, but you also use plastics like polyamide.

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Your Friendly Neighborhood SpideyPlanet Interview

Shapeways Blog

I had no costuming experience but I got help from a fan in New York and quickly managed to make my first costume in 2004. The face shell is only 2mm thick and printed in strong flexible plastic material offered by Shapeways.

Using 3D printing to land a spacecraft on a comet

Sculpteo

The Rosetta spacecraft was launched in 2004, with the intent to give the most in depth understanding of a comet that humanity has to date. Thanks to our plastic material , it was also possible to color it afterward. In fact, any Sculpteo’s white plastic printed object can be colored.

Tanaka Develops Platinum, Nickel-Based AM Powder Materials

Fabbaloo

Platinum group metals have a high melting point and are durable, but many — especially alloys — have poor workability such as cutting and plastic forming, and there were limitations in the shapes available using existing forming methods.

Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.-World’s First Success in Development and Formation of Platinum-based Metallic Glass Powder for 3D Printers

Additive Manufacturing

Platinum group metals have a high melting point and are durable, but many —especially alloys —have poor workability such as cutting and plastic forming, and there were limitations in the shapes available using existing forming methods.

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U.S. Manufacturing Grows at Fastest Pace in Three Years

Design 2 Part News

expansion in August, led by a surge in orders for plastics and metals that powered the world’s largest economy past a global slowdown. Seventeen of 18 industries surveyed by the purchasing managers’ group grew last month, led by plastics, furniture and metals.

Sculpteo-The Spectacular Mission of Rosetta Due to Land on the Comet in November

Additive Manufacturing

The Rosetta spacecraft was launched in 2004, with the intent to give the most in depth understanding of a comet that humanity has to date. Thanks to Sculpteo’s plastic material , it was also possible to color it afterward. Using 3D Printing to land a spacecraft on a comet.

Living the Dream: A Tool & Die Engineer Controls His…

Design 2 Part News

In 2004, after working for another company for several years, Elbaum bought Del Smith Manufacturing, a South El Monte, Calif., “Living the Dream: A Tool & Die Engineer Controls His Own Destiny” By Mark Shortt, Design-2-Part Magazine.

One of These is Not Like the Other

Design 2 Part News

Medical design companies and manufacturers are quickly fulfilling the demand for patient-specific care using 3D plastic and metal printers, as well as bioprinters that can create layers of human tissue. By Rebecca Carnes, Design-2-Part Magazine.

University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the Forefront of Additively Manufactured Biomedical Device Research

Additive Manufacturing

The other materials are ceramics mostly, calcium phosphates as well as magnesium phosphates, and a range of polymers exhibiting a host of degradation characteristics as well as elastomeric and plastic characteristics.

Additive Manufacturing: The State of the Industry

Design 2 Part News

Meanwhile, Sentrol, a CNC machine tool company in South Korea, is launching a large machine for around $300,000 that is capable of producing parts in plastic, metal, and sand (for casting molds and cores).

TCT Show 2014 Industry Review & Technology round-up - RepRap Community Hub

RichRap

There is a lot more in common and in-tune with both established players (1984 -) and people who have entered in the second life-phase of 3D Printing (since about 2004). The 2014 TCT Show was another total success for the RepRap, Open Source and Maker community.

Concept Laser Has Helped Shape “Additive Manufacturing” for 15 Years

Additive Manufacturing

The existing plastic sintering technology led to development of the LaserCUSING method in 1998. As far as Frank Herzog was concerned, what worked for plastics must also work with metals. Laser melting pioneer in a birthday mood; Concept Laser and LaserCUSING turn 15.

Concept Laser Founder and CEO Frank Herzog Named Finalist of the Deutscher Zukunftspreis (German Future Prize) 2015

Additive Manufacturing

The existing plastic sintering technology led to development of the LaserCUSING method in 1998. During his studies Frank Herzog thought that what worked with plastics should also work with metals.