3D Printing Briefs, April 20, 2022: Funding, Spare Parts, and More – 3DPrint.com


Additive Marking reported a successful investment round, while PharmE3D Labs received federal funding for 3D-printed contraception research. It starts with today’s 3D printing news briefs, then we’ll jump right into the AV’s work pioneering new uses of medical 3D printing for prosthetic care. Together, Starfleet Innotech and Luyten will enter the $19 million global 3D printed construction market. Finally, a glass manufacturer prints spare parts in 3D with the Sintratec solution.

Additive tagging accelerates growth through an investment cycle

start Additive Marking GmbHin collaboration with the HAVER Business Angel group and Archimedes New Ventures GmbHannounced the closing a successful six-figure funding round to help accelerate its growth. Speaking of growth, the market for 3D printed products is not slowing down, which means the need for secure solutions to protect and identify components is also increasing. Additive Marking offers a patent-pending process that can generate machine-readable codes on a product during the 3D printing process, making it traceable and tamper-proof. In addition, useful information can also be linked to the component. This method is more reliable, economical and faster than other direct marking methods such as engraving, needle embossing and laser marking. Thanks to this additional investment, the company will be able to increase its commercial activities and develop its project and consultancy capabilities.

CEO and Founder of Additive Marking, Dr. Ulrich Jahnke, said: “In addition to fresh capital, which allows us to open up new markets, we benefit in particular from the know-how within the circle of shareholders.”

UT Austin PharmE3D Laboratories Receives Federal Grant for 3D Printed IUDs

Some members of the IUD project team: Dr Jaidev Chakka, Anqi Lu, Jiawei Wang and Dr Niloofar Heshmati.

the Pharmaceutical engineering and 3D printing laboratories (PharmE3D) at the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy announced that he would be develop personalized 3D-printed non-hormonal intrauterine devicesor IUD, made possible by a federal grant from the United States Agency for International Development (YOU SAID). The project is in collaboration with Contraceptive Research and Development (CONRAD), which was created through a cooperative agreement with Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and USAID, and the goal is to increase global access to effective, long-term contraception, while reducing some of its harmful side effects. Commercial IUDs, while extremely effective against pregnancy, can increase cramping and menstrual flow, causing about 10-13% of users to have them removed within a year. That’s why PharmE3D Labs wants to use an optimized 3D printing process its researchers have developed to produce custom IUDs, which will hopefully overcome some of these issues.

“This USAID grant has the potential to have a significant impact on the reproductive health of women in the developing world. Our collaboration with CONRAD and EVMS has been successful in furthering the development of 3D printing technologies to tackle global health issues and access to healthcare,” said Dr. Mo Maniruzzaman, Assistant Professor at the College’s Molecular Pharmacy and Drug Delivery Division and Head of PharmE3D.

VA announces new medical 3D printing applications for prosthetics

Photo credit: Department of Veterans Affairs

The development teams in the Department of Veterans Affairs have introduced new medical 3D printing applications that will help provide advanced prosthetic care. This has long been a priority in the agency’s medical device research and represents one of the earliest examples of VA’s research goals merging with its 3D printing network. To recent FDA 3D Printing Virtual Workshoptechnologists from Veterans Health Administration and the Joint Department of Defense/VA 3D Printing Consortium showcased prototype 3D-printed prosthetic devices, many of which were designed for veterans who suffered partial or total limb loss to a younger one. age, but still want to stay active and mobile, doing physically demanding things like lifting weights. Continuity of care was also considered, as these veterans will continue to need help with prosthetics as they age, as well as personalized and adaptable prostheses.

“In the military, you deal with a different type of patient. You have these active young people who want to participate in complex activities. They just don’t want to be able to walk down the street. They want to be able to run, they want to be able to climb mountains, climb rock faces, play ice hockey, play sledge hockey, whatever they want to do,” explained Peter Liacouras, VA-DOD Joint Program Director. 3D Medical Applications. Center at Walter Reed.

“These amputees within the DOD then move into the veterans health care system, and you want to care for those amputees over time. It’s not just a one day event, you have to take care of these amputees for the rest of their lives. Some of these people are very young—20 or 30 years old—and they want to be involved in these complex activities for many years to come. So you have to look at all these different apps.

Starfleet Innotech and Luyten Partner to Enter 3D Printing Construction

Moving on, global investment holding company Starfleet Innotech, Inc. (FIO) partners with a start-up manufacturing additive construction equipment and technologies Luyten in a exclusive deal to enter the $19 million global 3D printing construction market whole. Leading wellness tourism brand Moraya leads SFIO’s real estate division, and Luyten will now play an important role in furthering its mission of wellness through innovation. Under this strategic partnership, the startup will provide the materials and construction machinery needed to develop SFIO’s real estate developments in the Philippines – where many of Moraya’s developments will go – to build a more equitable and sustainable future for community living. . SIFO will have exclusive distribution rights for Luyten’s 3D printing systems in the Philippines and plans to sell at least 50 units of concrete 3D printers to other organizations and developers within the next year. Another result of the partnership will be the construction of 500 low-cost housing units across the Philippines over the next two years.

“Our partnership with Luyten stems from our commitment to investing in the future of the industries in which we operate. By joining Moraya’s divisional ecosystem, Luyten will play a key role as a catalyst for our various real estate initiatives. Their affordable and sustainable offerings will allow us to build exciting projects that champion both the new communities we hope to build, as well as the existing communities we hope to serve,” said Starfleet Innotech CEO Jeths Lacson.

LiSEC uses 3D printing to advance its glass processing

A 3D printed bending test bench on the S2

Finally, an all-in-one provider of flat glass processing and finishing solutions LiSEC uses 3D printing to produce its machines, including components, prototypes and spare parts. Last year, the Austrian-based company invested in a Sintratec S2 Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D Printerwith its best surface condition, in order to meet the increasing demands of the company’s factory. The company uses the S2 almost daily to print production parts and medium-sized prototypes from PA12; one example is a bend test rig, which is used to measure the force required to deform an aluminum frame. Benjamin Kaubeck, who leads the apprentice workshop at LiSEC headquarters, and his team of trainers are convinced that the industrial 3D printing solution is a great idea.

Kaubeck said, “Our vision is to stay at the forefront of technology with the training of apprentices and to establish a department with always new technologies.

“With the SLS process, we produce a lot of spare parts, which allows us to support our customers faster – and that is our main objective.

“We are positively surprised by the Sintratec technology and very enthusiastic about the cylindrical build volume as well as the maneuverability of the machine.”


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