These are specialized startups that push the technical and functional limits of 3D printing says Gartner. The cabinet 7 notes that the current 3D printing techniques hybridize, and the range of materials that can be printed increases. In short, the quality of printed pieces continues to improve, as the sector’s productivity. Here is a selection of the most innovative players, and amazing the industry.
Aspect Biosystems print biological tissues
The Canadian Face Biosystems (Vancouver) has developed a 3D bioprinting platform based on its proprietary technology ‘Lab-on-a-printer’. The platform is able to create 3D heterogeneous and functional tissue for research purposes.
The fabric 3DBioRing Aspect Biosystems (Source: Aspect Biosystems).
this is a multifunctional microfluidic and print head that does the job, and manipulating sequencing and biomaterials such as living cells, the content of extracellular matrix, growth factors, bioactive compounds and organic inks during the printing process. Aspect Biosystems is working on a fabric portfolio that have applications in the development of drugs or medical R & D. For example the 3DBioRing is a reproductive tissue of the respiratory tract. The company provides with this fabric to model an asthma attack.
Massivit 3D printing large size ultra fast
The Israeli Massivit offers 3D technology and tools production of materials for the realization of very large objects with intricate designs. This proprietary technology, called Gel Dispensing Printing (GDP), based on an algorithmic software and is used in visual communication projects.
The printer Massivit 1800 Massivit. (Source: Massivit)
The material used is a sensitive gel to ultraviolet (UV). Solidification and curing is immediate upon exposure to ultraviolet light. Result: a good structural strength but also flexibility that allows the creation of a wide variety of large-scale objects, without support structure (which is required with other printers extrusion The maximum size. objects of 1,2m x 1,5m x 1,8m. the machine prints at a speed of 11.8 meters per minute in length and width, and almost 4 meters in depth.
Nano Dimension printed circuit printing
Also in Israel, the 3D printer Nano Dimension uses a conductive ink with the ambition to revolutionize the way electronic components are etched. This allows product teams to perform prototyping and producing cheaply complex multilayer printed circuits directly to the printer.
the printer Nano Dimension DragonFly 2020 (Source: Nano Dimension).
in addition, the technology also allows the scalable production of personalized products. All this “printer positions the Nano Dimension PCB convergence of design, manufacturing, and software design,” says Gartner. In theory at this time, the prints made by the printer can benefit from unique signatures, making counterfeiting more difficult.
Nanoscribe, the quest micron
L ‘Nanoscribe German working on a 3D printing technology that allows for 3D printing at a microscopic level. Something currently impossible to perform with conventional manufacturing techniques.
Cubes drawn to scale of microns. (Source: Nanoscribe)
The photon lithography system GT Nanoscribe solidifies photoresists two-photon polymerization (laser technique). The system can use liquid photosensitive materials which crosslink and solidify directly under laser exposure. “The company’s printer is able to offer innovative designs in sizes ranging from a few microns to millimeter scale” says Gartner, adding that the integrated software is easy to use.
source3 secure platform to monetize creations
the American source3 is interested in the concept of intellectual property for 3D printing. For a copy of registered designs can quickly become a plague in this sector.
“The ability to make a wax mold of an object or a scanned image, for example, can allow a thief to produce large quantities of items that reproduce the original “specifies the Garter, which compares the model source3 than YouTube video platform has been accepted by the entertainment industry as it was seen as an opportunity to monetize the content, and not as a threat to their initial business model.
3D printed products available on source3. (Source: source3)
The platform developed by source3 offers the same functionality as YouTube 3D models proposed are deposited in clear license, and an image recognition tool and shape prevents copying . Monetization is by the sale of printed objects, as well as a royalty on demand system.