3D printing newsletters, October 16, 2021: STEM, 3D printing patents and more – 3DPrint.com
Kicking things off in today’s 3D printing briefs, the STEM Career Coalition has launched new resources, with some leading industry partners, and Digital Metal and Etteplan have entered into a 3D print design partnership. Next, Stryker established an R&D 3D printing lab in Queensland. Finally, nScrypt received a patent to control the heat around a 3D printing.
Celebrate MFG Day with the STEM Careers Coalition
A national STEM initiative anchored in schools by Discovery Education and fueled by business leaders, called the STEM Career Coalition, launched new free resources to celebrate the recent Manufacturing Day (MFG). Hosted on October 1 and created by the Manufacturing Institute, MFG Day helps students become the manufacturers, creators and players in the manufacturing industry of tomorrow, and new content aligned with coalition standards, coming from Leading partner organizations like Microsoft, Boeing, and the Caterpillar Foundation, includes hands-on student activities, manufacturing-focused career profiles, and classroom activities, which feature important STEM skills and guides for implementation in class.
âConnecting students to success means meeting them where they are – there is incredible untapped potential across the country that just needs a little encouragement to thrive. STEM can be the tool to do it. Along with our partners, we are proud to once again present educators, students and families with free, high-quality, standards-compliant resources focused on the vast world of manufacturing, âsaid Marla Wilson, Executive Director of STEM Career Coalition.
Design partnership between Digital Metal and Etteplan
Global engineering company Etteplan has entered into a strategic additive manufacturing design partnership with Digital Metal, which develops and manufactures industrial metal binder jet printers. Through this partnership, the two companies plan to deliver design optimization solutions with Digital Metal’s binder jet technology, leveraging Etteplan’s knowledge in designing components for 3D printing to ” accelerate the transition from traditional methods to additive manufacturing.
âWith Etteplan, we will be able to offer a stronger value proposition, covering a complete design and manufacturing process, to our customers,â said Christian LÃ¶nne, CEO of Digital Metal. âThe partnership gives us access to a world-class design team that complements our business very well. “
Stryker opens medical R&D laboratory in Queensland
With the support of the Government of Queensland, the University of Queensland (UQ) and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the global medical technology group Stryker will establish its first Australian research and development laboratory in, you l ‘ve guessed, Queensland, especially the Herston Health District. After making this investment in what Queensland Digital Health Research Network director UQ Associate Professor Clair Sullivan calls âworld-class digital health capabilities,â the university is looking to work with Stryker in a variety of areas. as part of this partnership, such as infection control, digital health, medical imaging, new biomaterials, orthopedics, etc.
âWith the creation of this new R&D lab, we now have a global business partner on our doorstep, with the resources and scale to help translate our cutting-edge research into real results,â said Associate Professor Sullivan.
âTogether, we will lead change in Queensland and the world through a powerful, comprehensive and contemporary health research capacity, while harnessing the clinical, public health and data science expertise of UQ.
“Through this partnership, we will be able to build an infrastructure to conduct globally significant research, healthcare innovations and better patient and population health outcomes over the next decade.” . “
nScrypt receives patent for heat control in AM
Finally, the 3D printing OEM nScrypt, which designs and manufactures microdistribution, 3D manufacturing and biofabrication equipment for industrial applications, has obtained a patent for heat control in metal or plastic 3D printing. US Patent No. 10,500,830, “Apparatus and Method for 3D Fabrication”, actually contains 17 dependent claims and two independent claims, and covers the controlled melting, cooling and extrusion of metal, plastic or powder. high temperature while maintaining a high temperature to spread to areas of the print where it shouldn’t be. The patented invention, which is available for license on mutually advantageous terms, also includes the easy removal of different nozzles or pen tips, which may be conical or ceramic to reduce pressure or thermal radiation, and various types of pen tip. Heating units, including an ultrasonic wave generator, laser or infrared heat source.
âThis patent addresses the problem of controlling the heat around the building, containing it and controlling it where you need it. An interesting part of this invention is to use 3D printing to achieve this goal, by printing the wiring or the heating element on the nozzle or the nozzle holder. It’s a great addition to our patent portfolio, âsaid nScrypt CEO Dr. Ken Church.