Multi-material Stratasys 3D printer used to manufacture NIDEK surgical eye equipment

Multi-material Stratasys 3D printer used to manufacture NIDEK surgical eye equipment

Additive manufacturing heavyweight Stratasys is continuing to expand its roster—this time to surgical eye equipment. Earlier today, the 3D printing company announced that its multi-material colour 3D printer, the Stratasys Objet500 Connex3, is now being used by NIDEK Technologies, an Italian producer of surgical eye equipment. The state-of-the-art 3D printing system is expected to accelerate […]

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Cadac Group to open new 3D printing and CAM fabrication lab in Heerlen, NL

Cadac Group to open new 3D printing and CAM fabrication lab in Heerlen, NL

Cadac Group, an information tech company that serves the Benelux region, has announced a new joint venture with Netherlands-based CAM specialist CNC Machineworks. Together, the companies will establish Cadac Group Digital Fabrication, which will consist of a new 3D printing fablab in Heerlen, The Netherlands called the Cadac Lab. According to Cadac Group, the new […]

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Conch-inspired material may find use protecting humans

Conch-inspired material may find use protecting humans

Conch shells may be pretty, but they’re also tough Although sea shells of various types have been studied as sources of inspiration for impact-resistant manmade materials, the conch shell is known for being particularly tough. And while the reason for its toughness was already understood, it hadn’t been replicated using engineered materials – until now, […]

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