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Fleet Space, Konica Minolta partner for 3D printer offering
Fleet Space has partnered with Konica Minolta to implement 3D printers from 3D Systems to support the commercial small satellite manufacturer’s offerings.
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Hubs report finds 3D printing market to triple by 2026
Hubs says it's annual 3D Printing Trend Report finds the market will hit $44.5 billion by 2026, based on a 24% compound growth.
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Xerox and Oracle partner to help new ventures launch fast, with a focus on 3D printing, IoT, and AR
Oracle has announced a multi-year deal with Xerox providing cloud-computing infrastructure and Oracle software, focusing on 3D printing, industrial IoT and augmented reality.
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Konica Minolta launches Markforged 3D printers
Partnering with Markforged to make 3D printing accessible to customers in New Zealand is the next step for the business in growing its local presence.
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Standardisation and opening up supply chains will accelerate 3D printing adoption
As interest in the sector grows, the industry must rethink its own supply chain to ensure 3D printers become more economically feasible and widespread.
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Scientists use 3D printer to print 'bone' with living cells
"This has the potential to radically change current practice, reducing patient suffering and ultimately saving lives."
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Huge opportunity in 3D printing materials market
An IDTechEx report forecasts that the global market for 3D printing materials will be worth $18.4 billion in 2030.
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Beyond prototypes: How 3D printing is moving outside the test lab
The unique ability of 3D printers to construct precise and intricate shapes faster and more efficiently than a manual process represents a compelling point for companies eager to fabricate concepts, models, and bases for existing components. 
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How Australian businesses can work smarter and faster with new-generation technology
Organisations that embrace disruption and prioritise investment in these technologies will reap the benefits and be able to work smarter and faster in the digital age.
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HP NZ and partners step in to help Kiwi healthcare workers
HP New Zealand and partners are working with ShieldsUp to provide New Zealand healthcare workers on the frontlines of COVID-19 with 13,000 face shields.
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Y Soft launches 3D printing solutions for education providers
Y Soft Corporation has launched premium 3D lessons in the YSoft be3D Academy as well as a new 3D/2D EDU bundle for schools wanting to update their 2D and 3D printing management.
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Konica Minolta looks to help Aus healthcare workers with 3D printing
Konica Minolta is working with partners and customers in Australia to address the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators required by healthcare workers involved in treating patients of COVID-19.
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3D printing offers hope to healthcare workers during COVID-19
3D printing has been utilised by medical institutions and staff on the frontlines to solve immediate challenges around safety as stocks of personal protective equipment (PPE) drop.
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HP mobilises 3D printing resources to provide critical COVID-19 equipment
The company says more than 1,000 3D printed parts have already been delivered to local hospitals, and essential equipment being delivered include face masks, face shields, mask adjusters, nasal swabs, hands-free door openers, and respirator parts. 
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Nanotech brings tough, flexible sensor to life
Engineers at the University of Waterloo have created a silicone/graphene material that can act as a sensor for wearable technologies.
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Growth in 3D printing bolstered by aerospace and defence industry
GlobalData states 3D printing is starting to be realised in a wide variety of industries, but its potential in the aerospace and defence industry is significant.
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3D printed bionic hand advances robotics as we know it
Designers and engineers of WMG, University of Warwick and the UK industry have created a bionic hand within 10 hours that is able to grip using a moveable thumb.
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Micro 3D printing technology wins NZ engineering award
Micromaker3D creates detailed submillimetre structures for applications such as sensors, wearables, point-of-care diagnostics, and micro-robotics.
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Aussie tailor 3D prints customers' bodies for a perfect fit
The process uses a 30 second full body 3D scan to capture a client’s body shape exactly, followed by a 3D print of the entire body. Tailors then fit the suit to the replica’s proportions.
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Australian distie Alloys launches MakerBot Method 3D Printer
Alloys hosted a special launch event for resellers at their Melbourne showroom. The event introduced the new arrival to the MakerBot family of 3D printers and emphasised how this new technology is changing our world. The distributor kindly invited ChannelLife along to take a look.
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Medical devices provide US$6B opportunity for 3D printing
It is a rapidly growing market with compound annual growth rates of up to 18% in certain sub-segments.
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3D printing enabling PC customisation
"If you want your PC build to be truly unique, 3D printing your parts is a fun and cost-effective way to do so."
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Air NZ recruits drones for aircraft maintenance checks
Air New Zealand will now use drones to inspect its aircraft fleet as they undergo heavy maintenance checks in Singapore.
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HP drives 3D printing for the manufacturing industry
The new products and partnerships are designed to bring new levels of manufacturing predictability and quality to customers scaling to full production.