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3D Printing News Briefs: April 1, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: April 1, 2018

On this first day of April (happy Easter!), we’re starting out 3D Printing News Briefs with a little business, before moving on to education and the results of a competition. The 3D Printing Store is expanding its manufacturing services with Carbon technology, Sintratec has a new reseller in France, and Rapid Shape is launching a […]

On this first day of April (happy Easter!), we’re starting out 3D Printing News Briefs with a little business, before moving on to education and the results of a competition. The 3D Printing Store is expanding its manufacturing services with Carbon technology,...
Rapid Prototyping with 3D Printing Leads to Breakthrough Hearing Aid

Rapid Prototyping with 3D Printing Leads to Breakthrough Hearing Aid

Hearing aids have come a long way since the ear trumpet was introduced in the 17th century, with the development of the first electronic hearing aids in the late 19th century coinciding with telephone technology and building upon the telephone’s microphone and transmission technologies. Prior to the 1930s, hearing aids were bulky devices. As miniaturization […]

Hearing aids have come a long way since the ear trumpet was introduced in the 17th century, with the development of the first electronic hearing aids in the late 19th century coinciding with telephone technology and building upon the telephone’s microphone and...
Getting 3D Printed Hearing Aids to Those Who Need Them

Getting 3D Printed Hearing Aids to Those Who Need Them

For many people in the hearing world, there is some confusion about what it means to be deaf. This is true not only in terms of the range of hearing abilities associated with deafness but also the way in which people who are deaf choose to live and enact their Deaf identities. For hearing parents […]

For many people in the hearing world, there is some confusion about what it means to be deaf. This is true not only in terms of the range of hearing abilities associated with deafness but also the way in which people who are deaf choose to live and enact their Deaf...
How Sonova Became a Global Leader in Production 3D Printing and Helped the Hearing Aid Industry Go Digital

How Sonova Became a Global Leader in Production 3D Printing and Helped the Hearing Aid Industry Go Digital

The hearing aid industry today owes its current appearance to hearing aid manufacturer Sonova and 3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC. Fifteen years ago, EnvisionTEC 3D printed hearing aids for Sonova’s Phonak brand, and the company found that the technology was capable of producing better-fitting, more comfortable, customized devices than the traditional manufacturing technologies it had been using before. […]

The hearing aid industry today owes its current appearance to hearing aid manufacturer Sonova and 3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC. Fifteen years ago, EnvisionTEC 3D printed hearing aids for Sonova’s Phonak brand, and the company found that the technology was...
Prodways Group Acquires Interson-Protac, Announces Two New Distribution Partnerships

Prodways Group Acquires Interson-Protac, Announces Two New Distribution Partnerships

For more than 40 years, French company Interson-Protac has been a leader in the field of audiology. The company specializes in ear tips for hearing aids and noise protection devices, which are custom made based on impressions taken of the wearer’s ear canal. It’s a process that would lend itself very well to 3D printing, […]

For more than 40 years, French company Interson-Protac has been a leader in the field of audiology. The company specializes in ear tips for hearing aids and noise protection devices, which are custom made based on impressions taken of the wearer’s ear canal....
A Closer Look at Sonova’s 3D Printed Titanium Hearing Aids

A Closer Look at Sonova’s 3D Printed Titanium Hearing Aids

Most industries have been touched by 3D printing in one way or another, but few have been affected as much as the hearing aid manufacturing industry. The entire industry turned to 3D printing several years ago after global company Phonak began using the technology in the production of its hearing aids. Phonak, owned by Sonova, had […]

Most industries have been touched by 3D printing in one way or another, but few have been affected as much as the hearing aid manufacturing industry. The entire industry turned to 3D printing several years ago after global company Phonak began using the technology in...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 4, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: April 4, 2017

In this week’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about new machines, a new material, a strategic investment, and an increase to a technology grant program. Peopoly launched a Kickstarter campaign for its Moai SLA 3D printer, while EnvisionTEC and 3Shape offer a new turnkey system and Laser Design demonstrates its CyberGage360 […]

In this week’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about new machines, a new material, a strategic investment, and an increase to a technology grant program. Peopoly launched a Kickstarter campaign for its Moai SLA 3D printer, while...
3D Printing Helps to Bring Custom Titanium Hearing Aid to Market

3D Printing Helps to Bring Custom Titanium Hearing Aid to Market

Swiss company Phonak, a provider of wireless communication solutions and hearing aids and owned by hearing aid producer Sonova, has come to our attention before – like when it turned to EnvisionTEC for its 3D printing capabilities, in turn disrupting the entire hearing aid industry. Phonak’s 3D printed hearing aids were also featured in a special […]

Swiss company Phonak, a provider of wireless communication solutions and hearing aids and owned by hearing aid producer Sonova, has come to our attention before – like when it turned to EnvisionTEC for its 3D printing capabilities, in turn disrupting the entire...
Earlens Corporation Ramps Up Production of Hearing Aid with 3D Printing Help from iBASEt Solumina Software

Earlens Corporation Ramps Up Production of Hearing Aid with 3D Printing Help from iBASEt Solumina Software

3D printing has improved the lives of people with disabilities in more ways than perhaps any other technology. Lately, 3D printed inventions for the visually impaired have been in the spotlight, including 3D printed ultrasound images, tactile data systems, and tactile picture books, just to name a few. Less commonly seen is 3D printing for […]

3D printing has improved the lives of people with disabilities in more ways than perhaps any other technology. Lately, 3D printed inventions for the visually impaired have been in the spotlight, including 3D printed ultrasound images, tactile data systems, and tactile...
WACKER Announces New Silicone 3D Printing Technology

WACKER Announces New Silicone 3D Printing Technology

While several companies have developed 3D printing materials and processes with similar properties capable of simulating silicone, so far 3D printing with actual silicone materials hasn’t been possible. However, 100 year old chemical manufacturing giant WACKER CHEMIE revealed in their recently released Q2 Report that their WACKER SILICONES division has developed new technology making it […]

While several companies have developed 3D printing materials and processes with similar properties capable of simulating silicone, so far 3D printing with actual silicone materials hasn’t been possible. However, 100 year old chemical manufacturing giant WACKER CHEMIE...
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