+LAB wins JEC Innovation Award for continuous-fiber composite 3D printing

+LAB wins JEC Innovation Award for continuous-fiber composite 3D printing

JEC Group, Europe’s largest composites industry organization, has announced the recipients of its JEC Innovation Awards at JEC World 2017 in Paris. In total, 13 awards were given out to the companies with the most innovative and influential composite-related breakthroughs. In the category of 3D printing, +LAB, the additive manufacturing lab at Politecnico di Milano University in Italy, won for its “Smart manufacturing of continuous-fiber composites” project. The winning 3D printing project, called Atropos , consists of an innovative robotic arm capable of continuously 3D printing composite materials. The technology was inspired by silkworms, as the robotic arm moves […]

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