Fraunhofer’s hybrid LightFlex system can produce 3D printed parts with load-bearing strength

Fraunhofer's hybrid LightFlex system can produce 3D printed parts with load-bearing strength

Engineers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) in Aachen, Germany are developing an innovative method for providing 3D printed parts with the load-bearing strength of injection molded components. The project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), is called “LightFlex.” The LightFlex research initiative came about from […]

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NASA awards Tethers Unlimited massive grant for in-orbit 3D printing on FabLab

NASA awards Tethers Unlimited massive grant for in-orbit 3D printing on FabLab

Though it’s no bigger than your average dorm room refrigerator, this state-of-the-art tech unit is anything but. Known as the Refabricator, this specialized device is a joint 3D printer-recycler machine pioneered by additive manufacturing firm Tethers Unlimited. In development by the Washington-based tech company since 2015, the Refabricator has made headlines repeatedly over the last […]

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