3D Printing News in Brief, January 1, 2022: CES 2022, Standards, Business and more – 3DPrint.com
Good year! We start with this week’s CES 2022 in today’s 3D Printing News Bits, then move on to a new AM standard and business news from Roboze and PrintParts. Finally, we’ll finish with a 3D printed sink from Kohler and some 3D printed wearable art from Stratasys.
CES 2022 is coming to Las Vegas this week
CES 2022 is live in Las Vegas and live online this week, Jan. 5-8, with hundreds of thought leaders from around the world and over 2,100 exhibiting companies ready to explain to attendees why the technology has failed. never been more important in our lives than now and working to advance two of the big technological trends of the future: the evolution of the metaverse and intelligent automation. Attendees from 159 different countries are registered, including 66 major retailers and 195 from the Fortune Global 500 companies, all ready to hear about the latest in digital health, games, food, space and automotive technology. , NFT, smart homes, etc.
“As CES returns to Las Vegas, the show will showcase the next wave of innovations that will shape 2022 and the economy of tomorrow. The show is expected to feature a plethora of exhibitors advancing two of the most compelling tech megatrends of the future: intelligent automation and the evolution of the metaverse.
You can register for CES 2022 here. You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend in person, or you can attend digitally. Either way, you can make the most of the event with the CES 2022 mobile app.
ASTM F42 Committee Approves MEX Process Standard
First, ASTM International’s F42 additive manufacturing technology committee, which meets twice a year, approved a new standard guide describing the use of 3D printing processes by extrusion of layer-based materials. (MEX), which deposit the filament from an extrusion head to manufacture polymer or composite parts. The standard, soon to be released as F3529, will be able to help students, product designers, and practitioners discover the benefits, capabilities, and limitations of the MEX process, in addition to process-related part design limitations. Managers can also use the new standard to better understand the opportunities offered by MEX processes when deciding resource and product development needs.
“The new standard will help product designers take advantage of the unique capabilities of material extrusion processes. By following the design rules and guidelines offered in this guide, designers will learn to design potentially new, geometrically complex, high-performance parts, ”said David Rosen, member of ASTM International.
Roboze welcomes two members of the advisory board
Solution provider AM Roboze, which develops highly accurate printers for metal spare parts in a variety of high-performance industries, announced that international leaders Alfredo Altavilla and Boris Collardi have not only invested in the company, but have also joined its advisory board. Altavilla, one of the world’s best-known industry leaders, is currently Executive Chairman of ITA Airways and aims to launch and consolidate this new Italian national airline. he is also Senior Advisor of CVC, the largest European private equity fund. Financial industry leader Collardi has served two of the world’s most respected banking and asset management institutions, as Group CEO Julius Baer and Managing Partner of Pictet, and will work to support Roboze in the pursuit of his growth.
“It’s a moment we will remember for a long time at Roboze. Having the support of people like Alfredo Altavilla and Boris Collardi makes us realize that we have done something important, but more importantly, it tells us that we are on the right track to do something that leaves a mark, ”said Alessio , founder and CEO of Roboze. Lorusso. “As an entrepreneur, my role is to bring together the best possible team of investors, advisors, partners and talent, creating cutting-edge technology and a winning go-to-market strategy, with rapid execution and flawless. For that, it is necessary to discuss with high level personalities, recognized by the market.
The other new members of the Roboze Advisory Board are Sandro De Poli, Chairman of the Board of Avio Aero; Federico Faggin, co-inventor of the microprocessor; and Alain Harrus, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist.
PrintParts launches SmartParts beta program
Advanced AM solutions company PrintParts Inc. offers a variety of services, including SLS and metal 3D printing, design and prototyping, and consulting. It also offers SmartParts, an integrated traceability and authentication solution that started shipping to some production customers last month. Today, PrintParts announced the launch of its SmartParts beta program in the first quarter of 2022.
SmartParts includes scanning hardware, smart materials, and cloud software, all of which help connect digital manufacturing data to 3D printed parts to authenticate and verify suppliers, prove the original source of materials, and to follow end-use parts throughout their life cycle. Quickly receiving customer and partner feedback for its end-to-end traceability solution before its full commercial release is critical for PrintParts, and the beta program will make that possible. Attendees will provide useful development feedback, and the company will be able to engage directly with end users and AM industry stakeholders, including software vendors, materials companies, and OEMs. of machines. Contact [email protected] to learn more about the SmartParts beta program.
Kohler launches 3D printed sink with artist Daniel Arsham
In recent Design Miami / 2021, leading kitchen and bathroom designer KOHLER Co. launched a one-of-a-kind 3D printed bathroom sink, created through a collaboration with the contemporary New Yorkvisual artist based Daniel Arsham, Creative Director of the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers. The limited-edition 3D printed Rock.01 sink came out this month in a small-batch edition of 99 and is already sold out. not surprisingly, given the attractiveness of the room. It is made of hand-cast brass and 3D printed vitreous china, with the effects of time created by a process of forced coercion and highlighted in the patina of the brass “rock”. Currently on display at KOHLER Experience Center NYC and LAX, the Rock.01 sink was made possible through 3D printing because Arsham could not have created it using traditional manufacturing forms.
The first of its kind, this unconventional vessel sink reinterprets stacked rocks via 3D printed vitreous china and hand-cast patinated brass, a symbol of collaboration and innovation founded on the heritage of the KOHLER brand. ®, ”explains the KOHLER website. “The physical makeup of the sink underlies the notion of ‘the future meets the past’ with a digitally designed vitreous china body resting on traditional brass; the basin a modern interpretation of primitive coil construction techniques.
Wearable art 3D printed by Stratasys
Finally, speaking of 3D printed art, Stratasys partnered with renowned designers on two original research projects, made possible by EU-funded research group Re-FREAM, which used digital technologies such as integrated sensors and biomechanically realistic 3D printing materials to create wearable art, in the form of face masks and shoes, with the Stratasys J850 3DFashion and J750 Digital Anatomy printers. The aim of the projects was to combine industry and art to add sustainability, inclusion, enhanced aesthetics and customization to fashion. Filippo Nassetti, architect and generative designer at Zaha Hadid Design, and Vincenzo Reale, generative designer and engineer at Arup, took inspiration from coral reefs and stay-at-home restrictions during the pandemic, and used the J850 to directly print the Geometric design elements on muslin fabric to create the thalas masks.
Architectural designer Assa Ashuach used the Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy 3D printer to complete his Evolve Shoes for the Footwear Time-Based Design project, which examined manufacturing methodologies, conceptual shoe design, and the development of material combinations for the development of sustainable design alternatives; Sepiida shoes were printed on the J850 3DFashion. A custom midsole sensor inside the Evolve shoe studies the wearer and collects movement data, including the incline and pressure of the foot, to create the next-gen version of its shoe. The Evolve shoes were printed using materials normally used for anatomical models including BoneMatrix, TissueMatrix, GelMatrix and GelSupport, while the upper sock of the Sepiida shoes inspired by cuttlefish shells was printed directly onto the textile for a better control of material properties and visual effects.