Cooling ceramics, HangPrinter, and large format in the UK are the latest topics in the unpeeled news about 3D printing.

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The Exciting World of 3D Printed Ceramics Cooling Systems

I’ve talked about my enthusiasm for 3D Printed ceramics cooling systems before, and today I want to share an exciting development in this field. Simon Pavy and Entreautre have used Olivier van Herpt´s groundbreaking ceramics 3D Printing technology to create a cooling element that is truly innovative. This particular cooling element utilizes a technique called Water Evaporative Evaporator Effect (WEEE), also known as evaporative cooling, to provide efficient cooling in a cost-effective and energy-efficient way.

This is just one example of how 3D Printing is revolutionizing various industries. Another recent breakthrough involves Torbjørn Ludvigsen, the mastermind behind the HangPrinter, successfully challenging the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DoE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) ‘SkyBAAM’ patent. The HangPrinter, an open source material extrusion that is suspended in space by wires, was first introduced in 2014. However, in 2018 ORNL obtained a patent for its very similar SkyBAAM printer. The HangPrinter open source team recently crowdfunded a challenge and achieved a broad rejection of the original patent. This victory for the little guy in the patent game is significant, as the SkyBAAM printer patent holds immense importance in the 3D Printing world, where the possibilities of building things seem limitless.

Now let’s shift our focus to the UK’s efforts in catching up with the 3D Printing industry. The UK is currently funding its own large-format 3D printing startup, with Evo 3D collaborating with the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) at the University of Strathclyde, engine firm Rolls-Royce, Filamentive, AI Build, and Baker Hughes. This project has received £1.1 million in funding from Innovate UK. The goal is to develop an accurate and reliable large-format 3D printing system, which will eventually become the foundation for a startup named RapidFusion. This is a crucial step forward, as large-format 3D printing is essential for industries such as defense and boatbuilding, where printing larger objects is often required.

As the 3D printing industry continues to advance, it is important to stay informed about the latest news and developments. This is why I encourage you to stay connected and updated on all the latest happenings in the 3D printing world. By doing so, you will not only be able to witness the fascinating progress in this field but also gain access to valuable information and offers from third-party vendors.

Remember, the future of 3D printing is filled with limitless possibilities, and it is up to us to stay curious and explore the exciting innovations that lie ahead.

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