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Growth in 3D printing bolstered by aerospace and defence industry
GlobalData states 3D printing is starting to be realised in a wide variety of industries, but its potential in the aerospace and defence industry is significant.
3D printed bionic hand advances robotics as we know it
Designers and engineers of WMG, University of Warwick and the UK industry have created a bionic hand within 10 hours that is able to grip using a moveable thumb.
Micro 3D printing technology wins NZ engineering award
Micromaker3D creates detailed submillimetre structures for applications such as sensors, wearables, point-of-care diagnostics, and micro-robotics.
Aussie tailor 3D prints customers' bodies for a perfect fit
The process uses a 30 second full body 3D scan to capture a client’s body shape exactly, followed by a 3D print of the entire body. Tailors then fit the suit to the replica’s proportions.
Australian distie Alloys launches MakerBot Method 3D Printer
Alloys hosted a special launch event for resellers at their Melbourne showroom. The event introduced the new arrival to the MakerBot family of 3D printers and emphasised how this new technology is changing our world. The distributor kindly invited ChannelLife along to take a look.
Medical devices provide US$6B opportunity for 3D printing
It is a rapidly growing market with compound annual growth rates of up to 18% in certain sub-segments.
3D printing enabling PC customisation
"If you want your PC build to be truly unique, 3D printing your parts is a fun and cost-effective way to do so."
Air NZ recruits drones for aircraft maintenance checks
Air New Zealand will now use drones to inspect its aircraft fleet as they undergo heavy maintenance checks in Singapore.
HP drives 3D printing for the manufacturing industry
The new products and partnerships are designed to bring new levels of manufacturing predictability and quality to customers scaling to full production.
Rotorua will soon be home to a massive 3D-printed sculpture
Visitors to Rotorua will soon be able to get up close and personal with a 3D-printed sculpture that will tower 12 metres over the city’s Hemo Gorge roundabout.
Air NZ sets 3D printing precedent for aircraft maintenance
“Rather than having the cost associated with purchasing, shipping and storing physical parts and potentially having to fly an aircraft with an unavailable seat, this system would allow us to print a part when and where we need it in hours.”
Dutch firm wants to restore Notre Dame by 3D printing it
Imagine using 3D printing techniques to rebuild Paris’ iconic Notre Dame cathedral from the ground up.
Tech firm creates first 3D-printed IoT device
It was printed, assembled, and tested in less than one day – much faster than traditional non-3D printed devices where the process can take up to two weeks.
Waikino School's $10k win turns shipping container into STEM learning hub
A school in the Coromandel now has an interesting base for its STEM learning projects – a decked out shipping container complete with solar panels and a 3D printer.
HP back on board with Emirates Team NZ
HP 3D print technology will supposedly help the team innovate at speed.
Air New Zealand and Microsoft announce ground-breaking digital collaboration
“Being able to 3D print certain components on the go would be transformative and drive significant efficiencies and sustainability benefits."
Gallery: HP Australia puts the future on display
Photo highlights from HP Australia’s future-forward conference, HP Evolution held in Melbourne last week.
MicroMaker3D's tiny 3D printing tech is 'game changing'
Imagine 3D printing things thinner and smaller than a human hair, and how they could be used in everything from sensors, electronics, wearables and meshes.
China vs the US – who’s winning the ICT market battle?
Amidst trade tensions, the two superpowers are taking two very different paths with their ICT investments.
Y Soft lifts sales volumes through SaaS and multi-product strategies
Enterprise office solutions provider Y Soft has grown its sales volume over the 2017-2018 fiscal year by 45%, equating to US$45 million (AU$62.9 million).
Transform responsibly - CompTIA’s top 10 tech trends
From IoT to AI, these innovations have the greatest potential to make near-term impacts on business, but CompTIA warns to approach them with care.
Tech Futures Lab launches Digital Suitcase to upskill everyday adults
Digital Suitcase is an online platform that teaches everyday adults digital knowledge that they need to thrive in the digital world.
IDC - spending on 3D printing to reach $23b in 2022
IDC forecasts worldwide spending to exceed $14 billion in 2019, an increase of 23.2% over 2018.
$10 million project launched to foster kiwi 3D printing startups
Multi-award winning professor Olaf Diegel will start with Auckland University’s Faculty of Engineering in early 2019.