Ear Protection for Nightlife Lovers — 3D Printed on an

Maarten Bodewes didn’t set out to get into the hearing care business. A young engineer for Microsoft in Antwerp, Belgium, he was busy enjoying life — including the joys of clubbing and live music. After one night out having fun, Maarten couldn’t shake the ringing in his ears. He recalls a bus driving by him on the street and the noise even hurting his ears. So Maarten spent a little time investigating solutions, and from then on, tried a few pairs of earplugs when he visited clubs. But nothin

Bioprinting Expert | Carlos Carvalho | 3D-Bioplotter

It’s safe to say that nobody knows more about the EnvisionTEC 3D-Bioplotter® than Carlos Carvalho. In 1996, Carlos left Portugal for Germany to study chemistry, graduating in photopolymerization, at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. After graduating in 2003, he went on to begin his Ph.D. program at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, where a bioprinter was already under development. The main topic of his study there became developing medical applications for this newly developed bioprint

Sobhi Aris

A mathematician and engineer by education, Sobhi Aris is also a seasoned global manager and financier who, since 2005, has played a role in making EnvisionTEC the global force that it is today in 3D printing. The biggest sign of that success, according to Sobhi, is the continual growth of the company. “When you see a baby growing at a four-fold rate, it is very rewarding,” he explained. That growth is also visible in the company’s expansion. EnvisionTEC’s International headquarters in Gladbeck

Software Crucial for Advanced 3D Printing | Dr. Alexander Nam

After working as a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute, Nam came to EnvisionTEC in 2011 for a simple reason. He viewed the German-American 3D printer manufacturer as a place where he could put his research studies, along with his Ph.D. in industrial mathematics and master’s degree in mechanical engineering, to practical use. Nam came to EnvisionTEC with a diverse background and education that gives him a unique and practical approach to problem solving. Born in the Soviet Union, Nam grew up

Foundry Says Robotic Sand Printing a “Game Changer” for Metal Casting

3D-printed mold sections produced at HCC. Modular design allows the company to vary the number of casting produced in each mold by adding or subtracting sections according to order requirements. Full view of the 3D printing sand mold operation at Hazleton Casting. Each pass of the print head deposits a new layer of sand as well as a chemical activator to create the mold. From left to right, a bucket casting produced at Hazelton using 3D-printed sand mold, as well as the 3D-printed mold section

New machine from EnvisionTEC promises big time savings

EnvisionTEC CEO Al Siblani explains why the SLCOM 1, a machine that does selective lamination composite object manufacturing and is in beta testing, is an important development in 3D printing: “There’s absolutely no limitation in terms of geometry in terms of what kinds of composite parts you can build—unless it’s a closed volume. Besides any closed volume, the SLCOM 1 allows you to additively manufacture parts that are 24 inches wide, 30 inches long and 24 inches deep. So what really makes the
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