This week, (re)discover the applications of bio-printing but also the future projects of the technology in the medical sector. Next, Stratasys unveils its latest 3D printer, the J850 TechStyle. Intended for the fashion sector and the textile industry, it is aimed at designers wishing to use 3D technologies to design clothes, accessories or shoes. Finally, the German brand Vaude unveils Novum 3D backpack. Printed in 3D, it combines elegance, comfort and durability. In any case, we wish you a very good Sunday!
TOP 1: Future applications of 3D printing: If when we approach the use of 3D technologies in the medical sector, the design of prostheses, orthoses and surgical guides are the first applications that come to mind, bio-printing is also developing. More and more projects aimed at printing organs are now being studied by scientists. As proof, last November, the French company Poietis installed its bio-printing platform in a hospital in Marseille to design implantable biological tissues. In video, return on some of the applications already carried out:
TOP 2: When 3D printing meets fashion: If Stratasys has accustomed the 3D printing market to offering machines intended for various sectors, the American firm made a mark this week by unveiling the J850 TechStyle. Intended for the fashion industry and the haute couture world, the machine is intended to allow designers to print on different garments and fabrics, and therefore offer new perspectives in terms of design. To demonstrate the capabilities of its new solution, the 3D printing giant teamed up with several fashion specialists, who, using the machine, designed the collection SSYS 2Y22 REFLECTION. Composed of seven pieces, it will be presented during Milan Design Week, accompanied by the J850 TechStyle:
TOP 3: The Novum 3D backpack: For several years now, more and more everyday objects have been 3D printed. Whether it’s vases, glasses or even shoes, additive manufacturing is gradually entering our lives. Last February, the German company Vaude unveiled its new application of 3D printing: a 3D printed backpack. Called Novum 3D, it was designed from TPU, a material that offers comfort, aesthetics and above all durability. Fully recyclable, Novum 3D is entirely assembled in Germany and aims to promote the circular economy:
TOP 4: The Sintratec S2: Among manufacturers, the selective laser sintering technology has met with great success. And for good reason. This process makes it possible in particular to 3D print parts without using supports and above all to reuse all the unsintered powder during the process. Among the machines equipped with this technology, we find the Sintratec S2. Sold in France by Kreos and launched in 2018, the 3D printer is compatible with PA12 and flexible TPE. Equipped with an integrated camera and a large touch screen, the machine is aimed at professionals in various industries:
TOP 5: Printing a mesh part: Founded in 2019 in Haute-Vienne, 3D Minerals designs and develops ceramic 3D printers based on a technology called Slurry Deposition Modeling. This technique uses a plastic ceramic paste placed in a pot under pressure and extruded through an extrusion nozzle. Able to meet the needs of many industries, this process makes it possible, for example, to design personalized jars for winegrowers. To learn more, 3D Minerals presents the printing process in a video:
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