Newslet – Week, May 25-29

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After a short break the newslet is back, with some interesting news published referring to the topic of 3D printing. We just picked a palmful of what appeared especially worth mentioning to us. Enjoy the weekend!

Procter & Gamble Starts 3D Bio Printing Grant Program in Singapore

Multinational manufacturer Procter & Gamble (P&G), based in Cincinnati (OH; USA) famous for personal care, household cleaning, disposable nappies etc. announced its entry into 3D bioprinting earlier this week. P&G has launched in cooperation with Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research a grant competition for academics to propose research ventures relevant to the multinational. The competition is open to anyone working in the numerous research institutes within Singapore. P&G is aiming with this grant to be able to extract ideas that apart from that might get lost. P&G has already cut in the edge by banning animal testing on all its wide range of products. For these products that require test by law, the company tries to substitute these test with 3D printed tissues.
Professor Elena Lurie-Luke, the head of P&G’s Global Life Sciences Open Innovation, said, “We want to look at the possibilities of bioprinting. It’s definitely a very strong emerging area… If companies are doing innovation and interested in new tools then bioprinting should very much be on their horizon.”
It seems like the interest in bioprinting is developing extraordinarily quick and more big players are starting to get involved into this field of 3D printing. According to IDTechEx research, the 3D bioprinting market will reach $6 billion by 2024. We are very keen on hearing more on that topic.

Ford Racing Team Used 3D Printing in Its Winning Car at 24 Hours of Daytona Race

The racing branch seems to be finally magnetized by 3D printing. After BMW (Newslet – Week April, 27-30), it is now the US automotive company Ford which throws 3D printed racing parts into the world-famous 24 hours of Daytona race. The 5,72km long road course at Daytona international Speedway in Florida is known as a brutal test of both man and machine.
Ford avows itself to the technology of 3D printing just now and announced that it has already used 3D printing for prototyping parts of its street cars (e.g. knobs, buttons, engine covers etc.). Moreover, the automotive company has started to use 3D printing more frequently for its high-performance racing machines, here especially for its model EcoBoost-Riley a while ago as it opens “(…) the ability to design an entirely new part and, one week later, have that part in hand. This lets the engineers who develop our cars – both for road and track – spend more time testing, tuning, and refining,” says Victor Martinez, a race engine engineer who worked on the 3.5-liter EcoBoost winning car.

We are looking forward to seeing more prototyping with the help of 3D printing in the automotive industry.

German startup trinckle 3D launches Enterprise Solutions

trinckle 3D launched earlier this week a website for business solutions in the field of 3D printing to enable interested businesses to enter more easily the 3D printing market. The so-called enterprise solution is divided in 3 packages:

  • Customizing Cloud Engine

Customers who are seeking for unique, tailor-made products that fit their needs and styles – without any experience in CAD or 3D modeling software- can use the Cloud Engine to individualize their (existing) products in a way that has never been done before.

  • Tools for Model Handling

A set of advanced software tools should help to optimize printing results, to improve the customer experience, and to reduce handling costs at the same time. trinckle 3D promises to offer an easy to integrate tool set which is matching to the customers overall design. the handling tool includes a model analysis and printability check, an automatic file repair, a model preview rendering as well as a real-time quoting based on the model.

  • Printing Fulfillment

trinckle 3D offers to take care of a complete fulfillment service.

You will find more information on its new enterprise website.

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