3D Printing challenges to the Oil & Gas industry, micro-SLA for functional piezoceramic materials & Treatstock.
3D printing applications for the O&G industry are expected to completely transform the way that components for a wide range of essential equipment and machinery are produced. Companies have been looking into using 3D printing technology to reconceptualize parts and components, the development of augmented manufacturing processes and instant, on-demand manufacturing. 3D printing is also playing an increasing role in the O&G industry’s research and development activities, and that trend is expected to expand to oil and gas operators, oil field service providers and OEMs. Want to learn more? Head to 3Dprint.com.
University of Warwick in the UK have now developed a whole new microstereolithography (MSL) 3D printing technique that can be used to create piezoceramic objects. Just millimeters in size, these objects form the basis of a wide range of electronic devices, from sensors to scanners. Most importantly, their technique doesn’t suffer from the limitations that affect existing piezoceramic production techniques. Interesting, right? 3Ders has the details.
Our last piece of news this week is is Treatstock, a brand new marketplace partner using our secure delivery API to stream designs to FDM printers. 3Dprint.com spoke to the team and wrote about it.
If you are in Germany, in April you are welcome to come talk to Andre Wegner, our CEO. He will be speaking at the Singularity University Summit in Berlin.