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This edition of Sliced, our 3D printing news digest, features new 3D printers, innovative 3D printed edibles, ergonomic designs, and more.
A Shenzhen-based 3D printer manufacturer, Panda3D, has built a full metal body SLA 3D printer called Paladin. The printer has 50μm XY resolution and a printing area of 15x13x73 cm. In addition to this, the printer is equipped with smart functions such as auto bed-leveling and auto resin refilling system. The 3D printer will be commercially available in April 2019.
Paladin - Printer - Image - Kickstarter
The Paladin 3D printer. Image via Kickstarter.
The Brandenburg University of Technology has acquired a Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) 3D printer by LUNOVU, a German laser systems manufacturer. LMD is a variation of Directed Energy Deposition technology. It uses a laser beam to melt the input material, which is usually a metal wire. This 3D printing method is generally used in aerospace and automotive manufacturing and is particularly helpful in repairing damaged or worn out metal parts.
Professor - Markus - Bambach - Chair - Design
Professor Markus Bambach, Chair for mechanical design and manufacturing, said, “A major target of our research activities is the local engineering of materials and parts […] Therefore, it was crucial to procure an LMD system which is reliable and easy to be operated. At the same time, we also looked for a flexible system that can be easily extended according to future research requirements. Even special features could be implemented by Lunovu, such as the integration of a laser cutting module. This will help us to develop local reinforcements on sheet metal blanks.”
ARBURG, a German 3D printer and injection molding systems manufacturer, will be exhibiting its multi-material and multi-color freeformer 3D printers at TCT Asia (21-23 February). The freeformer has two models 200-3X and 300-3X. The 300-3X is 50% larger than its predecessor. Both printers use ARBURG Plastic freeforming (APF) technology and can build a model...
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