australia

SPEE3D’s 3D Printed Rocket Engine Project Gets AU$1.5M in Government Funding

Australian metal 3D printing company SPEE3D will receive more than AU$1.5 million ($1.1 million) in government funding to realize one of its most ambitious projects. Through its SPAC3D proposal, SPEE3D…

Australian Researchers 3D Print Molds to Create Tiny, Intricate Bioscaffolds

Tissue engineering—optimizing on the human body’s ability to heal itself in order to rebuild muscle and bone—is a major 3D printing application, as it can be used to fabricate the…

Meat Industry Turns to 3D Printing for On-demand Parts

After the aerospace and medical sectors, industrial manufacturing is the largest segment using 3D printing, according to the “Market Opportunities for Additive Manufacturing in the General Industry and Tooling Sector-2020-2029”…

Australia’s Oldest Colonial Built Craft to Be 3D Printed for Exhibit

In November 2018, the well-preserved remains of a boat were unearthed during an excavation at the Barangaroo railway station in Sydney, Australia. The fascinating discovery became one of the most…

GoProto Delivers 3D Printed Comms System for Combat Vehicles

Australian rapid manufacturing provider GoProto delivered locally 3D printed dismount communication components for next-generation combat vehicles to Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA), a subsidiary of German technology firm Rheinmetall. GoProto is…

3DPOD Episode 61: Cold Spray Metal Printing with Byron Kennedy, SPEE3D CEO

Byron Kennedy is the CEO of SPEE3D, an Australian firm that develops cold spray metal 3D printing. After a successful exit in powertrain components, he and his business partner Steven…

Australian Scientists 3D Print “Bone” with Living Cells at Room Temp

A novel, fast-setting ceramic-based bioink could allow surgeons in the future to 3D print bone with living cells to repair damaged bone tissue. Scientists from the University of New South…

iKAD Engineering Buys Arcemy Wire Arc 3D Printing Module for Large Pipe Manufacturing

West Australian engineering firm iKAD Engineering (iKAD) is betting on 3D printing technology for large-scale pipe manufacturing by acquiring a highly specialized robotic, dual wire feed Arcemy module from Australian…

GE and University of Sydney Make 5 Year Metal 3D Printing Agreement

GE has announced a five year agreement with the University of Sydney to bring metal 3D printing training and machines to their Darlington campus. This campus is a part of…

Volta Spark’s Universal Charging Cable Prototypes 3D Printed with Zortrax

Have you counted how many different charging cables you have at home? Most devices and gadgets today recharge via USB, so limiting the cable clutter is almost impossible, and every…

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GoProto Buys 3D Systems’ Australian Site, Largest 3D Printing Service in APAC Region

With manufacturing facilities in San Diego, California and Melbourne, Australia, rapid manufacturing company GoProto offers quick-turn, on-demand, services and solutions for 3D printing, CNC machining, injection molding, sheet metal, and more,…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 10, 2020: Xometry, 3DEO, PostProcess Technologies, Digital Manufacturing Centre

We’re all business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Xometry has made two new appointments to its board of directors, and 3DEO announced another shipment milestone. PostProcess Technologies has a…

Robot Skin 3D Printer Close to First-in-Human Clinical Trials

In just two years a robotic device that prints a patient’s own skin cells directly onto a burn or wound could have its first-in-human clinical trials. The 3D bioprinting system…

Australian Army Deploys WarpSPEE3D Metal 3D Printer in Second Field Test

In February of 2020, the Australian Army announced a $1.5 million investment in Darwin- and Melbourne-based additive manufacturing company SPEE3D. The company worked with previous partners Charles Darwin University (CDU)…

US Army Brings Supersonic LightSPEE3D Metal 3D Printer to Rock Island Arsenal

Australian company SPEE3D works hard to make metal additive manufacturing easier, and faster, for customers through its patented supersonic 3D deposition (SP3D) technology, which utilizes cold spray additive manufacturing (CSAM),…

Tiny Imaging Scope with 3D Printed Lens Can Scan Inside Blood Vessels

According to Dr. Jiawen Li, Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) with the University of Adelaide, one person every 19 minutes in the…

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WarpSPEE3D Metal 3D Printer Successfully Deployed by Australian Army in Field Exercise

In November of 2019, Melbourne startup SPEE3D announced that the Royal Australian Navy had decided to deploy its patented supersonic 3D deposition technology for super-sized metal 3D printing in a…

Cold Spray 3D Printing Technology Could Revolutionize Submarine Repairs

Australia’s geographical remoteness, lengthy coastlines, and vast maritime jurisdiction historically led the country to rely on its maritime industry, which includes oil and gas extraction and exploration, fishing and aquaculture,…

CSIRO 3D Prints First Self-Expandable Stents from Shape-Memory Alloy Nitinol

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a condition which sees fatty deposits collect and lower the blood flow in arteries outside of the heart, most commonly in the legs. Those suffering…

Inventia Life Science Empowers Researchers to Rapidly Scale 3D Cell Culture

No disease has ever been as overwhelming as cancer. Not only does it kill close to 10 million people every year, but even though we still fail to understand how…

Australian Researchers Compare Nose Bolus Made with Traditional Wax Method and 3D Printing

Boluses are used often to protect the body from radiotherapy targeted at specific areas, and 3D printing can help streamline their production. Four Australian researchers published a paper, titled “Comparison…

Australian Army Enters 3D Printing Pilot Program, Partnering with SPEE3D & CDU

3D printing will soon be assisting members of the military in Australia, as a 12-month pilot training program has begun in a $1.5 million partnership with SPEE3D and Charles Darwin…

Australian Researchers 3D Printing Tactile Sensors with TPU and PLA Composites

In the recently published ‘An Ultrasensitive 3D Printed Tactile Sensor for Soft Robotics,’ Australian researchers Saeb Mousavi, David Howard, Chun Wang, and Shuying Wu create a new method for production…