University of Eastern Finland: Thesis Studies Potential for 3D Printing of Optical Components

Juuso Uusimaki has submitted a thesis to the Master’s Degree Programme in Photonics at the University of Eastern Finland. 3D Printing 3D printing optics Industrial 3D printing optics University of Eastern Finland

Finland: 3D Printing Patient-Specific Doses of Warfarin for Children

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VTT Finland develops 3D printed device for advanced wound care

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At the VTT Technical Centre of Finland, a state owned research and development non-profit, scientists have used nano-structured cellulose to make a 3D printable […]. Materials cellulose multimaterial 3d printing nanocellulose Panu Lahtinen skin VTT VTT Finland VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland wound care woundsCellulose is the most abundant organic polymer in the world.

3D printed metal parts smarten up at VTT Finland

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Smart metal parts, capable of relaying information about performance, condition and authenticity, have been made using additive manufacturing in a project at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Internet of Things Pasi Puukko Smart Factories smart parts VTT VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland wireless

Espoo, Finland: Versoteq Installs 3D Printed, Full Color Mall Maps

Finland may be a small country, but it has a big reputation as an awesome and widely coveted place to live—and that’s not just because it boasts the most heavy metal bands per capita in the... View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed map 3d printed maps 3d printing for the visually impaired Finland map Versoteq

VTT Finland and Carbodeon develop nanodiamond-reinforced PLA for 3D printers

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Finnish nanodiamond materials developer Carbodeon has released the uDiamond filament for FFF 3D printers made with the help of the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland A patented material, uDiamond filament combines standard PLA plastic with nanodiamond particles for reinforcement, reportedly providing stronger 3D prints and faster deposition rates. Materials Carbodeon nanodiamonds Satu Pasanen uDiamond Vesa Myllymäki VTT VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Finland's First 3D Printed Aircraft Engine Part Takes to the Skies in Maiden Flight

3D Printing Aerospace 3D Printing 3d printed aircraft parts 3d printed engine parts 3d printed jet engine parts aerospace 3d printing aircraft engines Finland Inconel Inconel(R) Alloy 625 PatriaOne field that 3D printing technology has definitely made a major impact on over the last several years is aerospace – so much so, in fact, that the FAA is currently working to develop a plan. View the entire article via our website.

University of Jyvaskyla in Finland: SLS 3D Printing with Porous Catalysts

Researchers from the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland are exploring SLS 3D printing techniques, outlined in the recently published ‘Fabrication of Porous Hydrogenation Catalysts by a Selective. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Metal 3D Printing 3D Printed Porous Hydrogenation Catalysts metal 3d printing SiO2 University of Jyvaskyla

MiniFactory Designers Rock Finland’s Provinssirock Festival in 3D Printed Ghostbusters Garb

3D Design 3D Printing 3d print ghostbusters 3d printed cosplay 3d printed costume 3D printed Ghostbusters Finland ghostbusters ghostbusters giga meter MiniFactory Provinssirock FestivalWhat happens when the Provinssirock Festival is getting ready to rock in Europe, and there’s nothing to wear? You know what to do. Create an elaborate Ghostbusters getup–and quick! That’s right–and in the Nordic... View the entire article via our website.

Finland: Aalto University Researchers Experiment with Paste Extrusion & UV Curing of 3D Printed Biocomposites

Researchers from Aalto University are taking 3D printing of biocomposites one step further, with a new technique combining UV curing and paste extrusion. Outlining their findings in ‘Mechanical. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3d printed cellulose Biocomposites paste extrusion Ultraviolet-Assisted Paste Extrusion

VTT suggests 5% of all spare parts could be digitally stored for 3D printing

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The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, a technological research organisation serving both the public and private sector, has completed research on the advantages of digitalising and 3D printing spare parts. Applications Aalto University Finland Mika Salmi Sini Metsä-Kortelainen VTT VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

VTT Studying Nanocellulose and 3D Printing for Wound Care and Decoration

For the past two years, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, a top research and technology company in the Nordic countries, has been developing new bio-material applications for cellulose-based. View the entire article via our website.

Researchers develop handheld 3D bioprinter for treating large skin burns

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Medical & Dental Axel Guenther Marc Jeschke Richard Cheng Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre University of Toronto VTT Technical Centre of Finland world health organization

Etteplan & EOS Collaborate to Make 3D Printed Metal Objects with Embedded Electronics

Finland-based company Etteplan offers solutions for industrial equipment and plant engineering, as well as software and embedded solutions, to manufacturing companies around the world. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Featured Stories Metal 3D Printing 3d printed devices circuit board embedded electronics eos Etteplan Finland mass production sensors

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How crazy are the Finns?

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And then they use that ammo in a BIG air cannon: I like Finland! concrete finland large printer moldbesides crushing various thing in a hydraulic press they also use LARGE 3d printers at Prenta to make molds for pykrete stuff. Pykrete ammunition to be more specific.

3D Printing Industry News Sliced: EOS, Stratasys, Autodesk, AMFG, Nano Dimension

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In this week’s edition of Sliced, the 3D Printing Industry news digest, we answer the following questions: Has 3D printing become the latest band member of Panic! At the Disco? Can additive manufacturing restore a damaged 17th century flute model?

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VTT Technical Research Centre 3D Prints Metal Smart Component

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has been researching advanced 3D printing applications for some time, resulting in innovations like 3D printed electronic nanocellulose bandages and other. 3D Printing Metal 3D Printing Science & Technology 3d printed smart devices 3D printed smart shaft artificial intelligence VTT VTT Technical Research Centre VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Versoteq Completes Mobile App & Indoor 3D Printed Tactile Maps, Testing TactMap Platform

Last we checked in with Finland’s Versoteq, they were completing an innovative mapping project–and one of the first of its kind. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed maps 3D printed navigation 3d printed tactile map 3D printed tactile maps Espoo Finland Helsinki SLUSH TactMap VersoteqIn the business of making tactile maps, the Espoo-based startup. View the entire article via our website.

Research finds 3D printed chemically resistant labware viable with low-cost printers

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The research team from Finland’s Aalto University and Michigan Technological University, includes Joshua M. Research Aalto University Aleph Objects Christoffer Kauppinen Fulbright Finland Hele Savin Ismo T.S.Heikkinen Joshua M. New research published in Additive Manufacturing, describes the potential of 3D printed customized labware and reaction vessels. Pearce – a leading researcher into many applications of 3D printing.

Metal 3D printed engine parts flown on Finnish Air Force F/A-18 Super Hornet

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Aerospace air force airplanes engines F/A-18 F/A-18 Hornet F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet Finland Finnish Air Force Inconel Inconel 625 jet MDOA Military Designs Organisation Approval Patria Ville Ahonen3D printed metal parts could soon power the Finnish Air Force. Patria Plc, a chief provider of aerospace and defence solutions for the Finnish government and Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace, has added a 3D printed engine component to an F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter plane.

Using Common 3D Printers for Hard Science

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chemistry diy science europe finland science Spectrometer universityHere is a great example on how simple 3d printers are being used by scientists to make low cost specialist equipment in field of chemistry.

Strategic Partnership Agreement Leads to Nanodiamond-Enhanced 3D Printing Filaments

Featured Stories 3D printed nanomaterials 3d printing business news 3D printing filaments 3d printing materials agreement Carbodeon collaboration diamonds Finland nanodiamond Netherlands patent pla product development strategic partnership tensile strength Tiamet 3DNanomaterials, according to the National Institutes of Health, are characterized by their very small size, which is measured in nanometers, naturally; one nanometer is about 100,000 times smaller.

Kokosom Creates Hip 3D Printed Eyeglasses

3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed glasses bespoke eyewear bespoke fashion eyeglasses eyewear Finland frames kokosom Kokosom EyewearThere is hardly an area of modern life that remains untouched by 3D printing technology. From the creation of prosthetics to musical instruments to furnishings, the technology has given more people than ever the... View the entire article via our website.

Learn How a Modern Door Lock Works with this 3D Printable Pin Tumbler Lock Model

3D Design 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d printed door lock 3d printed lock pick 3d printed pin tumbler lock Finland Helsinki HackLab lockpicking mendel pin tumbler lock Prusa i3 solidworks thingiverseThe modern tumbler lock is one of the most common mechanical devices in the world, but very few people know how they really work. The design was first patented in 1848 but is derived... View the entire article via our website.

New Research Says That a New BioEconomy May Be Driven By 3D Printed Cellulose Materials

3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Aalto University aerogel cellulosic hydrogel Design Driven Value Chains in the World of Cellulose (DWoC) hydrophilic oxidized nanocellulose nanocellulose 3d printing material Tiia-Maria Tenhunen VTT Technical Research Centre in FinlandA team of researchers are hard at work developing new bio-material applications for cellulose-based compounds for 3D printing applications to replace fossil derived raw materials.

Do We Want 3D Printed Snacks?

3D Printing 3D Printing Materials Editorials / Opinions 3d food printing 3d printed food 3d printing food art customized 3D printed food Finland food food printing gastronomy mouthfeel philosophy science snacksThe wave of things that people want to 3D print has grown to tsunami proportions. We’ve seen stories about printed organs, printed engines, and printed lingerie. It doesn’t take too much. View the entire article via our website.

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Peering into Your Pantry’s Future: How About a Healthy 3D Printed Snack With Some Crunch?

3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printed food 3D printed nutrition 3D printed snacks Aalto University customized 3D printed food Tekes VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland LtdHave you ever noticed, whether you are attending class or at work, that suddenly food becomes of great interest—even more than usual? Oatmeal cookies look so appealing you’d actually pay for one from. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing News Briefs: May 19, 2017

Happy Friday! In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Metalysis joins an international alloy technology partnership and CRP USA is exhibiting its WINDFORM 3D printing. View the entire article via our website.

miniFactory Announces the Ultra


Finland-based miniFactory Oy. The miniFactor Ultra industrial 3D printer [Source: miniFactory]. Read the whole entry. » » printer

miniFactory Makes FDM Specific Technical Datasheets with Validated Materials for PEI and PEKK

Headquartered in Finland, miniFactory‘s progression toward offering high-performance FDM materials for users around the world, they are making significant strides toward making it easier to. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3D printing technical datasheets 3D printing testing MiniFactory Ultra 3D printer

Another Angle on Graphene 3D Printing?


Reshaping a graphene sheet into three dimensions (Credit: Academy of Finland). Read the whole entry. » » ideas research

How 3D printing is helping arthritis patients

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Researchers from Michigan Technological University (MTU) and Finland’s Aalto University, have created 3D printed adaptive aids to support people suffering from arthritis.

Umbra large-scale 3D modeling beats Google Maps at its own game

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Umbra, a 3D modelling company based in Helsinki, Finland, has set its sights on making a highly-detailed scan of the whole world. A potentially Google Maps-beating technology, Umbra uses photogrammmetry data to stitch together its highly complex models which can be viewed in the cloud.

MiniFactory Discloses PEKK and PEEK Parts Cost and Quality in Ultra-Polymer 3D Printing

MiniFactory, headquartered in Finland, is known as the producer of hardware for companies interested in 3D printing with polymers; for example, their latest, the miniFactory Ultra 3D printer allows. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials industrial 3d printing PEEK Ultra-polymer 3D printing

miniFactory Releases Aarni Monitoring System for FFF 3D Printing

Finland’s miniFactory continues to refine FFF 3D printing. While previously they have continued to accentuate 3D printing with new 3D printers, technical datasheets, personalization tools, and much. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Aarni fff 3d printing MiniFactory Ultra 3D printer

Improved Electrospinning for Wound Care Applications

In the recently published ‘Bi-Layered Polymer Carriers with Surface Modification by Electrospinning for Potential Wound Care Applications,’ researchers from both Finland and Estonia are exploring. View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing Bioprinting 3D printed mats Biobots 1 3D printer electrospinning techniques

TUT team decipher when additive manufacturing is feasible for end-use production

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A collaboration between researchers at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) Finland and industrial engineering firm Enmac Oy has yielded a model that can determine when to use additive manufacturing instead of conventional processes. Detailed in an Open Access article published in the Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design, the model focuses on the application […].

Finnair A320 aircraft upgraded by passenger-friendly 3D printing

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Finland’s largest airline, Finnair, has added an important cabin feature to its A320 aircraft. In a routine upgrade, the airline has installed the cabin with 3D printed spacer panels. The passenger-facing parts have been made by Airbus in partnership with Belgium’s Materialise, and serve as example of how the airline can save money and reduce service […]. Aerospace A320 airbus Edouard de Mahieu Finnair Geert Appeltans Materialise ULTEM

PostNord adds on demand 3D printing delivery service with Stratasys

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On demand 3D printing services from Stratasys has a new partner in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In collaboration with the 3D printing giant, Swedish communications and logistics company PostNord Strålfors will be offering 3D printing bureau services and delivery to customers in the Nordic region. Amidst a growing list of logistics companies getting in on […].

Seminar: New Trends in Social Manufacturing

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Our friends at Aalto University in Finland are organising a seminar this July on “New Trends in Social Manufacturing: Individual, Social, Distributed” Details from the organisers about the event are below. Aalto University, Finland. Welcome to the first Social Manufacturing research workshop on July 28th to 29th, 2016 at Aalto University, Finland.

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Michigan Tech scientists write recommendations for greener 3D printing

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In a paper titled, “Green Fab Lab Applications of Large-Area Waste Polymer-based Additive Manufacturing“, scientists from Michigan Technological University and Aalto University, Finland, studied how a Green Fab Lab Network can be economically […]. Fab Labs are forming a Green Fab Lab Network which will harness renewable resources and 3D printing to build sustainable and circular economies.

Important Events in AM

Wohlers Talk

Last week, I attended the 20th Annual FIRPA Conference in Espoo, Finland, which is about 20 km (12 miles) from Helsinki. Another very interesting presentation was given by Jyrki Saarinen of the University of Eastern Finland.

Aalto University develops 3D printing database to help conventional manufacturing make the switch

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Aalto University Finland created […]. EIT Digital, a digital innovation, education community and accelerator of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), has supported the creation of a 3D printing database. Developed to help manufacturers identify potential time and cost savings, the directory aims to encourage more businesses to switch to 3D printing instead of conventional methods.