FABulous Acceleration Programme searches for innovative Internet applications and services for 3D Printing

FABulous, the Future Internet Business Acceleration Programme for 3D Printing Services, has launched its second Open Call, in which SMEs and entrepreneurs may submit innovative ideas for the development of new web business, as well as the implementation of a new business line in their company. Continue reading “FABulous Acceleration Programme searches for innovative Internet applications and services for 3D Printing”

Seminar Challenges in Business, Regulation and Law, 21 October, 13:30 – 17:00

The debate surrounding 3D printing is forcing legislators and regulators to rethink a broad range of legal issues, from patents and copyrights to liability and certification and standardisation. So how can we best achieve that laws and regulations effectively enable the unprecedented and sheer unlimited possibilities offered by 3D printing and additive manufacturing? Regulatory issues are becoming more and more of a pressing concern for companies and experts involved with 3D printing and additive manufacturing. In Europe it is clear that regulatory issues related to 3D printing will be high on the agenda of the Parliament and Commission.

But how will this affect the industry, and what does it mean for the business opportunities and challenges? This seminar will give you answers on questions around these aspects.

The following speakers will share their experience with the audience:

  • Moderator: Dimmes Doornhein, among others CTO, Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten and supervisory director Aureus Analytics
  • “Reprinting the law: paradigm shifts and concerns in supply chain, warranties, liabilities and IP”, Ernst Jan Louwers, Founding partner, attorney-at-law & entrepreneur at Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten
  • “The road towards mass adoption.” Ties Rijkers, Revelator, Revelating
  • Dr. Ludmila Striukova, Senior Lecturer, University College London.
  • “Economic Policy & Regulation for 3D Printing.” Thierry Rayna, Professor of Economics, Novancia Business School Paris.
  • Giorgio Magistrelli, 3D Printing Project Manager, CECIMO (European Association of the Machine Tool Industries)
  • “Maker versus market.” Tal Erez, Founder, fellow, Het Nieuwe Instituut
  • “Business models.” Sam Van Dormael, Business Development Manager, Materialise.

For more information go to the Seminar Challenges in Business, Regulation and Law program or register here.

Carbon fiber-reinforced material used to fabricate world’s first 3D-printed vehicle

A fully functional vehicle being 3D-printed from scratch and assembled by automotive design firm Local Motors (Chandler, AZ) in the space of 44 hours has driven off the IMTS floor. A carbon fiber-reinforced compound supplied by Sabic’s Innovative Plastics business is being employed as the build material. Continue reading “Carbon fiber-reinforced material used to fabricate world’s first 3D-printed vehicle”

Carbon fiber-reinforced material used to fabricate world’s first 3D-printed vehicle

A fully functional vehicle being 3D-printed from scratch and assembled by automotive design firm Local Motors (Chandler, AZ) in the space of 44 hours has driven off the IMTS floor. A carbon fiber-reinforced compound supplied by Sabic’s Innovative Plastics business is being employed as the build material. Continue reading “Carbon fiber-reinforced material used to fabricate world’s first 3D-printed vehicle”

Entrepreneurs pitch ideas for 3D printing businesses

Most people are surprised when Lucy Beard tells them about her startup, Feetz. The 3D printing company uses pictures of a person’s feet to create 3D printed shoes that are customized to exactly fit that person’s feet. After a customer uses the app to upload photos of his feet and pick a design for his shoes, Feetz prints the pair and ships it within seven days. Continue reading “Entrepreneurs pitch ideas for 3D printing businesses”