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3D Printing of Metallic Microlattices

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3D Printing of Metallic Microlattices

Metallic microlattices are a fascinating new class of materials that combine the mechanical properties of metals with smart geometric orientations. They are composed of a network of interconnecting hollow metal struts that deliver greater stiffness, strength-to-weight ratio and energy absorption than all other types of materials.  These ultralight structural materials are characterized by their low densities less than 10 milligrams per cubic centimeter.   Potential applications for metallic microslattices include; thermal insulators, shock absorbers, battery electrodes and catalyst supports.  This technology has many possible uses within the automotive and aerospace industries. Additionally, the microlattices' ability to return to their original...

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CMC Microsystems and Formi 3DP team up to analyze 3D Printed electronics

CMC Microsystems and Formi 3DP team up to analyze 3D Printed electronics

CMC Microsystems has worked with researchers and industry across Canada, providing access to world-class tools, technologies, expertise and industrial capabilities for designing, prototyping and manufacturing innovations in microsystems and nanotechnologies. Researchers across Canada are engaging in microsystems research that is resulting in excellence, commercialization, collaborations, and highly trained and qualified people for application areas including 3D printed electronics and flexible electronics. Formi 3DP was able to test their i3DP printed electronics through the equipment and software provided through a CMC collaboration. This collaboration was  recently featured in a CMC Success Story entitled: Formi 3DP: Spawning the ‘stem cells’ for circuitry...

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Canadian 3D Printed Electronics

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Canadian 3D Printed Electronics

Printed electronics is an emerging market worth tens of billions worldwide. This rapidly growing global industry is expected to be worth US$70 billion by 2024 (IDTechEx).  Governments such as Europe, and the U.S. have been investing heavily in this market given its enormous potential. Canada is trying to do its part too with the emergence of the The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association, an association created to assist the Canadian industry in achieving sustained growth and competitiveness in the global printed electronics market. Formi 3DP an active member in the CPEIA recently took part in CPES2017 a conference and trade...

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Functional 3D printing of Magnetic Objects for Remote Applications

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Functional 3D printing of Magnetic Objects for Remote Applications

Magnetically driven micromachines play an essential role in a number of biomedical and other remote control applications. In this study, a magnetically driven robot was fabricated through Formi's i3DP resin system. The magnetic robot was successfully actuated under the rotating magnetic field produced from a permanent magnet. The remote control experiments demonstrate that this initiator-integrated 3D printing (i3DP) is an effective technique for making magnetically driven objects. Read the complete study here: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7849157/ Learn more about how our i3DP resin system can help with your functional 3D printing applications by contacting us on our service page.  

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Formi 3DP wins Startup Innovation Award

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Formi 3DP wins Startup Innovation Award

TechAlliance fosters innovation and accelerates growth. As a Regional Innovation Centre in the Ontario Network of Excellence, TechAlliance provides advisory services, resources and programs to the tech community in London and Southwestern Ontario. They work with partners locally, regionally, provincially and nationally to support businesses across many industries, including Digital Media & ICT, Life Science & Advanced Health Technologies, Advanced Manufacturing, and Cleantech/Agritech. Each year, TechAlliance honours the achievement of tech entrepreneurs, start-ups and established tech companies in London and Southwestern Ontario regions. Techcellence Awards are given annually to Southwestern Ontario tech companies for their excellence in Innovation, Business Growth...

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