Perhaps like no other, the field of microelectronics exemplifies the drive towards miniaturization, the obvious reduction in size of everyday household appliances and cell phones showing the extent to which products containing electronic components have been reduced in size.
The circular composite footbridge is made from a fiber reinforced thermoplastic called Arnite® which combines high performance with circularity.
Manufacturers, engineers, and designers are looking for processes that are less costly and have a smaller impact on the environment. Cast urethane manufacturing is one way that manufacturers and other stakeholders can do both.
In general terms, however, micro-optics are typically tiny lenses, beam-splitters, prisms, light-pipes, and other optical components in the range of 20 microns to 1 mm in size, or larger optical components with micron features.
Smith College Team From Massachusetts Wins CoVent-19 Challenge to Design New Ventilator for Developing World
-"We came into this not knowing anything about ventilators," SmithVent team lead says -Top 3 teams from over 200 submissions win on-demand 3D printing services from Stratasys
The 3D printing industry has proven instrumental in the production of essential medical equipment ranging from face masks to ventilators.A key reason why additive manufacturing has been so effective during the pandemic: it doesn't rely on a global supply chain.
Using stacked model data, the technique can dramatically increase 3D printing output, assisting in producing face shields for healthcare workers fighting COVID-19.
While most analysis of the IoT is in respect of its positive influence on manufacturing processes, the growth in the IoT also opens up huge possibilities for micro molding as there is burgeoning demand for a variety of new and innovative micro devices.
3D Systems Announces First-to-Market Enhancements to Reverse Engineering Software - Enabling Increased Efficiency & Accuracy across Broad Application Portfolio
-Unique unroll/reroll function in Geomagic® Design X enables a new modeling workflow for complex revolved parts resulting in a 94% efficiency improvement. -Geomagic Design X's new features for hybrid surfacing workflows accelerate productivity, improve downstream CAD re-usability
The growing need for developing complex and high-quality components while keeping the manufacturing costs low is a primary factor driving the demand for the 3D printing solutions in the automotive sector.
"It's so rare that we get to show some of the capabilities we have, especially one that has gone through finish machining, says Scott Woida, President ADDere, "I think it gives a new perspective to what is possible with the technology."
While 3D printing is already used extensively in the healthcare industry, as technology advances and becomes more refined, we are likely to see amazing results.
Traditional CNC business models and organisations are currently under threat. The COVID-19 outbreak has made it clear just how vulnerable the complex, global manufacturing supply chains are.
Event to feature current global initiatives, technology application and thought leadership
3D bioprinting offers opportunities such as testing treatment for diseases using artificially affected tissues, and through using bioink, it's much easier to solve problems on a patient-specific level, promoting simpler operations.
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