The global 3D printing market is expected to exceed 100 billion, and the industry adds three new products

The world’s first analog 3D printer that relies entirely on kinetic energy comes out. Graduate student Daniëlde Bruin, who graduated from the Arts Utrecht Department of the University of Hong Kong, developed a very special 3D printer. This analog 3D printer relies on a clever system. The key is to put a weight of 15 kg on a bicycle sprocket to apply pressure to the syringe (filled with clay) while rotating the building platform. Daniël used a propeller to add a machine that moves like a clock. The machine relies on air resistance to control the pressure to get a system extrusion speed.

In fact, this 3D printer does not use any electricity, wiring or software. It is the world’s first analog 3D printer that relies entirely on kinetic energy. In fact, since 2014, Daniël, this amazing mechanical 3D printer, has been the focus of attention. People are amazed by its unique and methodical manufacturing system, which can produce all kinds of clay containers.

Japan develops high-speed 3D printers that can manufacture industrial molds. This team of engineers is developing innovative 3D printing technology and other technologies. Their goal is to make future customized industrial parts or semiconductor components as cheap as mass manufacturing. The Tokyo-based Future Additive Manufacturing Technology Research Association (Technology Research Association for Future Additive Manufacturing) has created a prototype 3D printer that can be used to make industrial molds.

It is said that this 3D printer prototype can construct objects at a speed of 100,000 cubic centimeters per hour, which is 100 times faster than ordinary metal 3D printers. Moreover, this machine can manufacture molds with a maximum size of 1.8 meters × 1 meter × 0.75 meters, and the remaining sand can be used again. Its use cost is lower than or comparable to existing similar 3D printers. In addition, the molds produced by the equipment can also be used for mass production, such as manufacturing 20,000 car turbochargers or 3,000 engine cylinder heads a month.

Stratasys launches two next-generation industrial 3D printers. 3D printing giant Stratasys has officially announced that it will showcase their two next-generation industrial 3D printers at the 2016 Chicago International Manufacturing Technology Show in the near future—infinite-Build 3D Demonstrator and Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrator. It is understood that these two machines are currently in the proof-of-concept stage, and both use FDM technology. The biggest feature is that they break through some of the limitations of traditional 3D printing. Among them, the former is the first to increase the ability to print on a vertical plane, which can theoretically print objects of infinite size, while the latter uses Siemens’ 8-axis control system and other hardware and PLM software, which can perform 3D printing at any angle.

Because these two new machines are very suitable for the aerospace and automotive fields, in order to explore their practical applications, Stratasys has reached a new cooperation with aviation giant Boeing and automotive giant Ford. It is understood that Boeing is currently using an Infinite-Build to try to produce lightweight parts in small batches, while Ford is trying to use these two machines to make auto parts while evaluating their performance. In addition, they will also work with Stratasys to develop and test new applications of automotive-grade 3D printing materials (previously impossible due to size constraints) and initiate and accelerate innovative automotive product design projects.

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