TOP 5 VIDEOS: IDEX technology doubles production capacity and much more!
This week we found the top 5 videos about 3D printing and the way additive manufacturing is shaping our society. The technology has infiltrated many sectors, from medical to space! Check out our selection of the week to keep up with the innovations! This week we touch on the IDEX technology from BCN3D to double printer production capacity compared to conventional desktop 3D printers, 3D printing to stop hair loss and much more! If you enjoy these, you can view even more 3D printing videos on our Youtube channel. Hope you’ll enjoy and have a great Sunday!
TOP 1: What is the IDEX technology and its benefits?
BCN3D is one of the leading manufacturers of desktop 3D printers, based in Barcelona. In the following video, the company showcases its IDEX technology: it doubles printer production capacity compared to conventional desktop 3D printers. At the BCN3D Print Farm, a production unit of machines is stationed to produce parts in less time than using conventional solutions. This technology is a cost-effective solution for low-volume batches as you will be able to see for yourself :
TOP 2: What is the impact of 3D printing on the global supply chain?
Carbon’s founder and CEO, Joseph DeSimone, explains how additive manufacturing is revolutionising production methods and the supply chain. Thanks to 3D technologies, many more actors produce locally, which reduces delivery needs, thereby reducing costs and environmental impact. Inventory management is also easier since everything is digitized; in the long run, it is possible that physical stocks will disappear completely. Carbon now has 3D printers in 14 different countries and is able to offer mass custom products as shown by its partnership with Adidas:
TOP 3: CAD & 3D printing can help high-school maths skills
Can a project in CAD modeling and 3D printing help students that have not been academically successful? CJ Bryant, Technology Coordinator at Phoenix School, a school that receives students that are not succeeding in other schools has introduced 3D technologies to the school. To make maths, in particular geometry more interactive, students are modeling on CAD software. This initiative is proving very successful as shown in the following video :
TOP 4: Using 3D printing to prevent hair loss
Can 3D printing help with hair loss? At Columbia University in the United States, a team of researchers used 3D printing to grow hair! The technology allowed them to easily create plastic molds that were then used to grow hair follicles. A major innovation for the medical sector: it is very difficult to grow human hair under laboratory conditions. Check it out below :
TOP 5: Renishaw supporting INEOS TEAM UK
The English 3D metal printer manufacturer Renishaw is a partner of Sir Ben Ainslie and INEOS TEAM UK, a team that wants to take the America Cup home. The company helps sailors to rethink the structure of their sailboat, particularly through additive manufacturing. It is indeed a production method that will allow them to reduce the weight of the parts and thus increase their final performance:
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