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3D printing patent applications on the rise in Europe

Over recent years, Europe has seen the largest growth in 3D printing patent applications with an average annual growth rate of 36% from 2015 – 2018. In a recent study by epo.org – Patents and additive manufacturing – Trends in 3D-printing technologies. It…

The 3D printing sector sees largest growth to date

It is now anticipated that the 3D printing sector is set to boom this year! Not only has the industry seen a steady growth over recent years but with the unpredicted irruptions following COVID19.  The disruption that companies have endured in obtaining supplies…

Does 2020 mark a new decade for 3D printing innovation?

The first patent for a 3D printed eye wash cup was filed by 3D printing innovation developer American Chuck Hull in 1983.  Subsequently it has been the last 10 years where 3D printing innovation has really begun to become recognisable throughout many industry…

3D printing could move products away from warehousing

For centuries companies have relied on warehouses and bricks and mortar buildings to manufacture and store goods ready for dispatch.  With a large enough capacity of storage this has meant that companies could part manufacture goods in bulk in preparation for a final…

What to look out for when buying 3D printing equipment

3D printing equipment offers a plethora of manufactured products and components.  3D printing is recognised for its ability to save time and produce products in mass production as well as shortening long supply chains.  Supporting industry sectors such as automotive, health, construction, fashion…

3D printing is delivering on greater customisation in manufacturing

3D printing and additive manufacturing is often associated with mass production by offering the ability to mass produce standard items at a fraction of the cost in comparison to earlier manufacturing methods where there can often be long supply chains. Its streamlined approach…

3D printed fashion is emerging

3D printing is often associated with the engineering sector, however 3D printed fashion is beginning to emerge in exciting ways throughout the fashion industry from clothing to shoes and accessories. Fashion Academies such as Manchester University are now looking to incorporate 3D technology…

SMART technology is changing product development

Manufacturing is rapidly evolving and over recent years we have seen SMART technology emerge to change the way in which manufacturers are not only building products, but how we use them as consumers. The application of SMART technology has been implemented across many…

3D printing revolutionises construction in it’s recent research

3D printed buildings and individually printed 3D materials have been a research focus for the construction industry and innovative IT teams for some time now. Recently, the researchers at Purdue University in the US, designed an innovative method in reproducing cement paste, which…