U.K. retail sales surge as consumers defy Brexit Turmoil

By guest authors David Goodman and Lucy Meakin from Bloomberg Volume of goods sold rose for third straight month in March Online operators gain as bricks-and-mortar stores struggle U.K. retail sales increased for a third consecutive month in March, with online shopping and groceries accounting for much of the improvement. The volume of goods sold … More U.K. retail sales surge as consumers defy Brexit Turmoil

European Innovation Hub and Test Bed to focus on Developing and Implementing 3D Printed Electronics

By guest author Sarah Saunder from 3D Printing More and more, we are using special industrial 3D printers, with inkjet and aerosol jet technology, to embed conductive components within our intelligent products in what we call 3D printed electronics. Items like ECG electrodes and contactless payment cards use these embedded components to perform wireless activities … More European Innovation Hub and Test Bed to focus on Developing and Implementing 3D Printed Electronics

IMF – The Global Economy in a delicate Moment

By guest author Gita Gopinath, IMF Chief Economist A year ago, economic activity was accelerating in almost all regions of the world. One year later, much has changed. The escalation of US–China trade tensions, needed credit tightening in China, macroeconomic stress in Argentina and Turkey, disruptions to the auto sector in Germany, and financial tightening … More IMF – The Global Economy in a delicate Moment

Xi’an Jiaotong University: Chinese Researchers Create New Hydrogel 3D Printing System

By guest author Bridget O’Neal from 3D Printing In the recently published ‘Hydrogel 3D printing with the capacitor edge effect,’ authors Jikun Wang, Tongqing Lu, Meng Yang, Danqi Sun, Yukun Xia and Tiejun Wang further explore the use of hydrogels with progressive fabrication techniques, and outline their new method for overcoming current challenges. While hydrogels … More Xi’an Jiaotong University: Chinese Researchers Create New Hydrogel 3D Printing System

Recycling Multi Jet Fusion PA 12 Powder into Filament

By guest author Bridget O’Neal from 3D Printing Schematic of Powder Bed Fusion processing In a recent research project backed by 3DTech, thesis student Dung Ha was offered work in examining re-use of Nylon PA12 powder from 3D printing Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) manufacturing. The author’s findings were detailed in the recently published thesis paper, … More Recycling Multi Jet Fusion PA 12 Powder into Filament

What Would Michelangelo Say? David is Re-Created on the Microscale with Metal 3D Printing

By guest author Bridget O’Neal, 3D Print Michelangelo’s David is one of the most well-known renaissance sculptures, created in the very early 1500s from a choice piece of marble. The original, currently on display at the Accademia Gallery in Florence, stands just a little over 14 feet high and is a masterpiece of a representation … More What Would Michelangelo Say? David is Re-Created on the Microscale with Metal 3D Printing