3D printing news sliced 3D printed cake, Himax Technologies, Tech Soft 3D, Innofil3D

Would you eat 3D printed cake? Wonder what happened to embedded
lens in smartglasses? Are you an Android user jealous of the
face scanning tech in the iPhone X? Giant 3D printed skeletons?
All this and more of the latest 3D printing news from Roboze,
Innofil3D, Additive Industries and EOS.

Let them eat 3D printed cake

We may soon be eating 3D printed cake if the new
creations from
Budmen Industries’ Techno Test
Kitchen
catch on. Head Chef Steph Keefe used
3D printing to create the molds for the cakes you see
below.

Cakes made using 3D printed molds. Photo via Budmen Industries.Cakes made using 3D
printed molds. Photo via Budmen Industries.

Mexico-based Moti
Digital 3D
has printed a giant skeleton for
the Mexican Festival of Light celebrations in Guadalajara. It
stands 12ft tall and 27.5ft long.

Snorri Grisomson, a “Viking reenactor, airsofter and
drone pilot with a 3D printer” has designed a 3D printable
Ghostbusters sign. Get the model
here.

Artist Martin Binder has created
a life-like 13ft long birch tree sculpture using a 3D printing
pen with a wood-plastic composite filament
. If
you’re in Berlin this week the piece is on display at the Super
Bien! until March 15.

A
student from Texas A&M has demonstrated how 3D printing
might be used to manufacture tools and parts for future Mars
settlers
. Mauricio Coen spent four weeks in
Oman’s Dhofar desert equipped with a 3D printer for the repair
and creation of tools. Coen has not yet published
results.

Mauricio Coen in the Dhofar desert. Photo via Mauricio Coen.Mauricio Coen in the
Dhofar desert. Photo via Mauricio Coen.

Consumer nanotechnology, Android 3D scanning and the latest
HOOPS toolkit

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s Institute of
Nanotechnology and Nanoscribe have been
distinguished by the
German Physical Society (DPG) because of their success in
applying research to useful, marketable
products
. The awards ceremony will be in
Erlangen, Germany on March 7.

Himax Technologies, a supplier and fabless manufacturer
of display drivers, semiconductor and optical products, have
equipped Android smartphones with their SliM 3D sensing
solution. The

3D sensing solution announced last
August
, is the best performing 3D sensing and
face recognition solution available for Android
smartphones.

Tech Soft 3D
announced HOOPS Publish 2018
, the latest
version of the toolkit enabling applications to publish 3D data
in multiple formats, including 3D PDF, HTML and the most
commonly used CAD formats.

Singapore leading way in early 3D printing education

Children in Singapore are set to receive hands-on
experience using 3D printing
to create parts for
programmable robots, such as a grabbing claw to reach for
objects.

3D printed optical lens research lab to open in Europe

Luxexcel has formally launched their 3D printed optical
lenses in Europe
. They are in talks with a lab to
implement the technology. At an exhibition in Milan the company
showed off 
potential uses for their lenses,
including embedded microchips and LEDs.

Roboze, specialising in
3D printing for aeronautics, has announced a partnership with
SCEI 3D
, a company with over 80 years of
experience in the space, aeronautics and defence sectors.
“Having a partner in SCEI 3D, with their skills, reputation and
know-how can only accelerate the dissemination of features and
innovative products to meet the current and future production
needs of our customers,” said Alessio Lorusso, CEO &
Founder of Roboze.

Fathom, a 3D printing
service provider headquartered in Oakland CA
,
has secured ISO 9001:2015 certification. The certification
attests to Fathom’s ability to “
consistently
provide products and services that meet customer and applicable
statutory and regulatory requirements
”.

EOS, a
leading supplier in the industrial 3D printing of metals and
polymers,
has
announced the sale of two of its flagship EOS M 400-4 metal 3D
printers to Morf3D
. Morf3D intends to
acquire an additional eight EOS M 400-4 printers in
2018.

The EOS 400-4. Image via EOS.The EOS 400-4. Image
via EOS.

Innofil3D,
manufacturer of high-end customized filaments, has partnered
with
Beijing
Tiertime
, manufacturer of FFF 3D printers. The
Chinese company will distribute Innofil3D’s filaments in China
and the US, and
both companies will collaborate on
the development of engineering materials for industrial
applications with FFF printing
.

Additive
Industries
is moving to new headquarters in
Eindhoven. Currently, the company’s headquarters, development
and system assembly, and test operations division are spread
over two locations in Eindhoven. The new site will consolidate
these divisions into one facility.  

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Featured image shows the Budmen Industries cakes. Photo via
Budmen Industries

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