Z3DLab patents titanium-ceramic metal 3D printing powder for medical and aerospace applications

jueves, 11 de febrero de 2016

French 3D printing company Z3DLab, specialized in metal additive manufacturing through SLM (selective laser melting) and the development of novel metal 3D printing materials, has developed the first ever metal composite material that combines the strength of ceramic zirconia with the malleability of titanium—two biocompatible materials that are widely used in industrial manufacturing, particularly in the medical, dental, automotive and aerospace industries.

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160204-z3dlab-patents-titanium-ceramic-metal-3d-printing-powder-for-medical-and-aerospace-applications.html

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Check Out The World's First 3-D Printed Metal Bike

In June of last year, we wrote about MX3D's groundbreaking 3-D printing robot that can print a steel bridge in mid-air. Developed by Dutch designer Joris Laarman and backed by the software giant Autodesk, the technology makes it possible—for the first time—to affordably 3-D print metal structures. Aside from the bridge, which won't be built until 2017, a line of furniture designed by Laarman in 2014 is the only time we've seen this 3-D printing technique used to manufacture a product.
That is, until last week when a team of students from TU Delft in the Netherlands used MX3D's robot to create the first fully-functional 3-D printed metal bike. Made from a stainless steel composite, the Arc Bicycle weighs about the same as any other steel bicycle and, judging from the video the team released, rides every bit as well.

Full text: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3056353/check-out-the-worlds-first-3-d-printed-metal-bike

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Army to create universal UAV interface - C4ISR & Networks [feedly]

Army to create universal UAV interface
C4ISR & Networks
Troopers prepare the networking system of an MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system during a logistical demonstration at West Fort Hood, Texas. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Christopher Calvert/Army). CONNECTTWEET 1 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE.

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PNAA Day 2: Airbus says Boeing has product gap. [feedly]

PNAA Day 2: Airbus says Boeing has product gap.
https://leehamnews.com/2016/02/10/pnaa-day-2-airbus/

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PNAA Day 2: Cautionary note raised [feedly]

PNAA Day 2: Cautionary note raised
https://leehamnews.com/2016/02/10/pnaa-day-2/

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Bizjets Finding Front-Line Role [feedly]

Bizjets Finding Front-Line Role
Air forces are turning to business jets to meet special mission needs
Business jets are becoming the platform of choice for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

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Opinion: The Rise Of The Special Mission Aircraft
Planners need to ride the new ISR wave
Why some very important military airplanes don't look like military airplanes.

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Going Blind: Zero/Zero Landings [feedly]

The practical future of all-weather landings
As you begin maneuvering for the planned approach, the controller states that, due to a marine layer that has moved into the area, visibility has gone from the forecast 2 mi. to less than a quarter of a mile. You've come prepared. Thanks to the special onboard systems, this approach is authorized down to zero/zero conditions. It is flown completely by the autopilot.

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Boeing predicts 747-8 rate increase in 2019 [feedly]

Boeing predicts 747-8 rate increase in 2019
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeing-predicts-747-8-rate-increase-in-2019-421792/

Boeing has revealed long-term plans to double the planned production rate on the 747-8 programme in 2019, according to new financial documents.

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A system capable of 3D printing with carbon, glass or Kevlar continuous reinforcement


http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/system-capable-3d-printing-carbon-glass-or-kevlar-continuous-reinforcement

MarkForged announces the Mark Two, a system which enables engineer to combine the design flexibility of 3D printing with the remarkable strength of carbon fiber, fiberglass, or Kevlar continuous reinforcement.

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