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3D printing news to be Sliced this week includes Create O&P, German RepRap, Humanetics, the Manufacturing Technology Center, NewPro 3D and many more.
Coventry’s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), a leading independent Research & Technology Organisation behind the additive manufacturing skills framework, has been selected by the leading global standards organisation, ASTM International, to be the first non-founding partner of its Center of Excellence in Manufacturing.
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This center will partner with MTC in a funded project to improve the standards of research and development as well as build industry gaps within additive manufacturing on an international scale.
MTC Technical Director, Professor Ken Young stated, “We are excited to join this vitally important effort to build a strong technical foundation for the future of additive design.”
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In Canada, metal and polymer additive manufacturing service provider Burloak Technologies has announced plans to open its Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Ontario later this year. The center will provide services to aid in the adoption of industrial additive manufacturing.
“We’re excited to launch these new materials because they bring us one step closer to competing head on with injection molding for production-grade parts. With these new materials, we are able to reach new audiences, especially customers with engineering projects that have higher temperature and durability requirements.”
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Voodoo Manufacturing’s new materials, PET-G and Rigid TPU. Image via Voodoo Manufacturing.
Additionally, German RepRap, developer and seller of 3D printing systems and components who recently partnered with Swiss-based technology company Bossard, has extended its materials portfolio with a new thermoplastic material, the polycarbonate max (PC-Max). The PC-Max has an impact resistance approximately 250 times higher than other materials, which means it can be useful for security applications.
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German RepRap included material, PC-Max. Photo via German RepRap.
Trideus, distributor and reseller of 3D printers, have become a reseller of HP Jet Fusion printers in the Benelux.
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