3D print your complete mobile phone to your requirements – Interview Stefan Rink, Shapeways
Turning today’s content into tomorrow’s products
Shapeways factories focus on scalability of the 3D printing ecosystem that enables people to create the final products they want. “With 10 million orders under our belt, Shapeways is at the forefront of leveraging the new ways consumers want to use 3D printing, moving away from individual parts and towards complete, finished products,” tells Stefan Rink, vice president of Shapeways. “We enable the hobbyists of today to become the business of tomorrow.”
As vice president at Shapeways and partner at Past2 QRM Consultancy, Stefan Rink has 25 years of executive experience in building construction, IT, solar and 3D-printing. Being an expert in Quick Response Manufacturing, Stefan globally accelerated Shapeways high mix, high volume production, resulting in the shortest lead times in the industry.
Shapeways is a creative community of makers, designers, and entrepreneurs using digital manufacturing (3D printing) to bring their ideas to the physical world. Designers can use Shapeways to manufacture products with complex designs in over 60 different high-quality materials and finishes—enabling people to expand their possibilities as makers. The Shapeways marketplace allows the creative community to explore entrepreneurship and inspire others to do the same. It’s also a treasure trove for discerning shoppers that value supporting independent designers.
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To Add Conductive Properties to Fabric Nano Dimension Uses Multiplayer 3D Printing. Nano Dimension Ltd., a leader in the field of 3D Printed Electronics, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Nano Dimension Technologies Ltd., has conducted a successful test for 3D printing of conductive traces onto a treated fabric in collaboration with a leading European functional textiles company. The test was carried out using Nano Dimension’s unique AgCite™ Silver Nanoparticle conductive ink and the DragonFly 2020 3D Printer platform. Continue reading “Multilayer 3D Printing Adds Conductive Properties to Fabric (Video)”
The first fully 3D printed LED’s do really exist and they are out there! Developing the capability to 3D print various materials could enable the free form generation of active electronics in unique functional, interwoven architectures. Achieving such a seamless integration of a diversity of materials with 3D printing is a significant challenge that requires overcoming discrepancies in material properties in addition to ensuring that all the materials are compatible with the process. 3D printing Quantum Dot LED’s: a myth or reality? Continue reading “The first fully 3D printed LED’s really exist and they are out there!”
With the recent award of the $75 million grant for establishing the Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute as part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, we can expect the development of a roadmap toward high-volume manufacturing and deployment of products leveraging a more widespread use of flexible substrates. This coincides well with 3D printing’s ascent from being a process that predominantly served as a prototyping tool to being utilized for delivering production solutions. Continue reading “Integration with 3D-Printed Structures Will Play an Important Role in Developing 3D Printed Electronics”
This short presentation from IDTechEx Research reviews the progression from 2D to 3D printed electronics including technologies, materials and markets. The ability to 3D print electronics promises to revolutionise the way electronics are prototyped and manufactured just as 3D printing has done for the manufacture of mechanical parts. Continue reading “The progression from 2D to 3D printed electronics (Video)”
UNSW scientists have developed nanoscale ceramic cubes that can store data and be printed in a transparent solution onto a range of surfaces, providing memory for next-generation printable electronics.
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A new method of designing and building computer chips could lead to blisteringly quick processing at least 1,000 times faster than the best existing chips are capable of, researchers say.
The new method, which relies on materials called carbon nanotubes, allows scientists to build the chip in three dimensions. Continue reading “3D Computer Chips Could Be Much Faster”
LONGER-lasting batteries could be 3D printed from graphene ink to tackle rising demand for energy storage products in household devices or renewable energy systems. Professor Craig Banks is leading the new project to develop a desktop printer to create batteries, supercapacitors and energy storage devices for phones or tablets, and solar, wind and wave power storage. Continue reading “Researchers to Develop 3D-Printed Graphene Batteries”
Voxel8, creators of a 3D electronics printer, has raised $12 million to grow its team and develop the core technology that enables companies to 3D-print products with built-in electronics. Founded out of Somerville, Massachusetts, Voxel8 lays claim to having created the world’s first “multi-material 3D printer,” one that’s capable of printing embedded electronics and “other novel devices.” Continue reading “Voxel8 Raises $12M to Develop Technology Enabling 3D-Printing with Built-in Electronics (Video)”
Flexible consumer electronics products are closer to Main Street thanks to a new manufacturing tool from Kateeva. This week at the Printed Electronics USA conference in Santa Clara, Calif., the provider of technology-driven deposition equipment will introduce the YIELDjet™ FLEX, a high-performance mass-production solution for flexible Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs). Continue reading “Kateeva Introduces The YIELDjet Flex – A Manufacturing Equipment Solution to Mass Produce Innovative OLED Displays”