£6M UK Grant Boosts 3D Printed Medicine and More

Researchers at the University of Nottingham‘s Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) in the UK received a £6 million ($7.4 million) grant from the British government to develop a toolkit that will allow 3D printed medicines to be manufactured more effectively. The project aims to create “smart products” on demand that are personalized and bespoke, driving innovations closer to commercial production. Examples include prosthetic limbs, bio drugs containing active ingredients like biological molecules, and living plasters or wound patches that can rebuild tissues damaged from chronic disease.

The Best Micro 3D Printing Solutions On the Market

3D microprinting, also known as micro-scale printing, is a micro-fabrication technique that allows the design of very small sizes, at the micrometer scale and below. Particularly popular in the electronics industry, it is growing steadily, with more solutions available on the market. Micro 3D printers are therefore able to deposit successive layers of material to form a part that is both tiny and highly detailed. In addition to the electronics sector, where they are used to miniaturize devices, these machines are increasingly used in the health and optical sectors. This is a review of the 3D microprinters on the market, whether they are based on resins, powders or glass.

2023 3D Printing Predictions: 3D Printing in Healthcare

Technological innovations are considered among the top priorities for the healthcare industry, especially following the impact of the pandemic, which has challenged the traditional functioning of healthcare systems worldwide. Three years after the onset of Covid-19 took center stage, it has become clear that a paradigm shift has accelerated the need for new and innovative ecosystems, promising to aid complicated surgeries, help patient recovery, and ease time and financial pressures for medical institutions.

10 Important Developments in Additive Manufacturing Seen at Formnext 2022

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) is a maker of photopolymer systems for tiny, precise parts — but that means it is inherently a maker of machines for production, because large quantities of the tiny parts can be run in one build. Its new machine seen at the show includes automatic door opening for robot access, again in anticipation of what seems likely to be a coming user need.

Editor’s Pick: 3D printing at 25µm

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) introduces the microArch S350, the newest member of its growing family of micro-photopolymer 3D printers. The S350 is a 25µm platform, which BMF says allows it to print micro-scale parts with high-resolution features or small parts requiring high accuracy or precision.

Top 3D Printers Launched at Formnext 2022

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) released its latest resin micro 3D printing machine, the microArch S350, the week before Formnext. The microArch S350 is BMF’s highest throughput printer designed for end-part production, the company says, because it can not only print microscale parts with high-resolution (down to 10 μm) features, but also an array of small parts requiring high accuracy or precision in volume. The machine is aimed at researchers and manufacturers for prototyping and production in the 1,000-30,000 part volume range.