research and development

MTC HP Europac

Manufacturing Technology Centre/ Twitter

The Manufacturing Technology Centre invited TCT to an industry open day to celebrate its purchase of the HP Jet Fusion 4200 machine, which will be used for R&D, verification reporting and the production of functional end-use parts. more

25 Jul 2017 12:30 News

Last week, for the third consecutive year, CECIMO organised and presented the ‘Additive Manufacturing European Conference’ (AMEC) in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, where they delivered a strategic report on the use of AM in Europe. more

13 Jun 2017 09:48 News

Swiss manufacturing company, Oerlikon is expanding its global additive manufacturing sector with a new 3D printing facility for advanced components in the Charlotte metro area in North Carolina. Oerlikon will invest CHF 55m in the facility by 2018. more

8 Feb 2017 12:23 News

GE has added the Roboze One+400 industrial 3D printer to support the company’s global research and development processes. GE will use Roboze’s flagship product for producing and testing durable 3D parts from 13 high thermoplastic materials. more

3 Feb 2017 09:51 News

Industrial metal 3D printing system provider, SLM Solutions has opened a new facility to further modernise its production to meet market demand faster and with increased reliability. It is set to spam 750,000 square feet. more

10 Jan 2017 17:06 News

ADAPT research consortium


ADAPT, the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies, welcomes Concept Laser as a pioneer of 3D metal printing, as they seek to advance the certification and qualification of metal in 3D printing. more

16 Dec 2016 10:12 News

Red meat

Flickr: Hideya Hamano

Meat and Livestock Australia are using 3D technology to explore ways to produce soft meat products which will enable people who have problems chewing, such as the elderly, to consume vital nutrients. more

2 Dec 2016 12:03 News



Valmet, a global supplier of process technologies and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries, is to adopt 3D printing technology in its manufacturing process. This will enable it to produce more modern products in shorter timeframes. more

1 Dec 2016 11:30 News

Malaysia’s national Research and Development agency, MIMOS Berhad have partnered with Autodesk to promote 3D design technologies across the country. The ‘3D Smart Maker Initiative’ will encourage the adoption of 3D design and additive manufacturing. more

29 Nov 2016 14:56 News

Advanced material provider, Oerlikon have announced that it will build a new state-of-the-art additive manufacturing facility in Michigan, USA. The new site will be dedicated to producing advanced AM materials and high-end surface coatings. more

24 Nov 2016 11:07 News

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a 3D metal printer that can function in zero gravity, helping to advance the way space missions are carried out and reducing cost in the meantime. more

23 Nov 2016 17:04 News

Northeastern University’s Dept of Bioengineering are working on the advancement of 3D bioprinting which may revolutionise vascular disease treatment. Specifically, Associate Professor Guohao Dai is 3D bioprinting live tissue with vascular perfusion. more

18 Nov 2016 13:52 News

LPW Technology will welcome a new Trumpf TruPrint 1000 metal additive manufacturing machine to its Cheshire base, the first of its kind in the UK. The TruPrint 1000 is expected to sizeably enhance LPW’s AM research and development capabilities. more

14 Nov 2016 11:55 News

3D-printed map models are being used as a learning tool to teach visually impaired students after a two-year research project. Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron spearheaded the project which focused on a school with a number of blind pupils. more

10 Nov 2016 15:11 News


Fraunhofer IWM

A group of researchers are working to digitalise the manufacturing of shoe insoles for patients with diabetes using 3D printers, meaning they will be able to assess them scientifically and produce a more cost-effective product. more

10 Nov 2016 13:43 News

Tony Overfelt, Auburn Uni

Auburn University

Auburn University has established a new Centre of Industrialised Additive Manufacturing, with Tony Overfelt being appointed as the director. The $1.5m grant is expected to direct the research into ways for smaller manufacturing companies to use AM. more

7 Nov 2016 11:36 News

Brightlands Materials Centre

Brightlands Materials Centre

UL and new research and development organisation, Brightlands Materials Centre have signed a Letter of Intent to provide AM training to emerging markets. Brightlands will host the workshops at their Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands. more

7 Nov 2016 10:16 News

RPD International has closed its third funding round led by 24 Haymarket to initiate corporate R&D programs. more

25 Jan 2016 15:35 Services

3D technologies solution provider Viridis3D introduces the RAM10 3D Printer Materials Development Kit for more efficient R&D. more

24 Jun 2015 15:45 News

Honda is pioneering ground-breaking 3D crash simulation software developed in partnership with 3DXCITE, allowing engineers to view collisions more precisely. more

4 Jul 2014 11:42 Software