3D printing innovation is getting faster, even as fast as 150 mph/h. A new fully 3D printed drone took flight and is capable of reaching that record breaking speed. The drone was created through a collaboration between Stratasys Ltd. and Aurora Flight Sciences. (Video)
Stratasys announced an interesting fact: Since using Stratasys 3D printing technology at its engine production facility in Lyon, France, Volvo Trucks is experiencing dramatically decreased turnaround times of assembly line manufacturing tools with turnaround times having dropped by more than 94%. Continue reading… “Volvo cuts turnaround time by 94% using 3D printing”
The production of engineering of e-mobility components team from Aachen University built the Streetscooter ‘C16′ electric car using a Stratasys objet1000 multi-material 3D-printer. All the vehicle’s exterior parts, including the large front and back panels, doors, bumper systems, side skirts, wheel arches and a few interior components, were machine fabricated with tough digital ABS materials.
Staples is an example of a major retailer that jumped on the trendy tech bandwagon when it began selling 3D printers. But as developments in the 3D printing space continue to move forward (such as the Stratasys acquisition of MakerBot for $604 million), it’s becoming clear that 3D printing is not temporary trend, but an emerging industry. Keying in on this development, UPS has decided to enter the space by offering 3D printing services at select U.S. locations.