In today’s 3D printing briefs, we’ll take care of business first, as 3YOURMIND announced its COO and Meltio announced a new business partner. Ultimaker has received important safety certification for its software and other 3D printing products. Moving on, Enhatch is 3D printing custom medical devices. Finally, SLA 3D printing was used to create a unique restaurant centerpiece.
3YOURMIND Announces New Chief Operating Officer
Global organization 3YOURMIND, which offers enterprise software to automate AM processes and workflows, has announced its new Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, Bas de Jong. Co-founder Stephan Kühr will now transition from his role as COO to serve on the company’s advisory board. de Jong will oversee the company’s strategic and day-to-day operations, with support from CEO and co-founder Aleksander Ciszek. He has over eight years of industry experience, having previously served as Global Business Development Manager for Ultimaker and helping other companies adopt cost-effective AM technologies. With his customer-centric approach to sales and operations, he will work to advance software adoption for on-demand manufacturing in his new role at 3YOURMIND.
“3YOURMIND continues to push the boundaries of additive manufacturing software. We solve the biggest problems in our industry: identifying and qualifying the right applications to demonstrate and realize the value of AM. It’s very exciting to work with such a great team of dedicated people and help our customers take 3D printing to the next level,” said de Jong.
Meltio announces its new business partner
Over the past few months, laser metal deposition technology manufacturer Meltio has significantly expanded its 3D printing distribution network, announcing business partners in Sub-Saharan Africa, North America, Brazil, Japan, Benelux region, etc. Now, the company will see its metal 3D printing solutions and products distributed and supported in the Australian AM market, as its new official business partner is Metal Tech, an Australian owned and operated company that provides sales and services of high quality machinery to the metal industry.
Meltio’s metal additive manufacturing technology is built around a welding wire feedstock and enables industrial applications that are clean, safe and won’t break the bank. Metal Tech stands for what it says are the best production machinery in Australia, and its special relationship with Meltio will ensure that all customer needs are met, including after-sales service. Metal Tech will work to create a support ecosystem for Meltio’s technology in Australia by partnering and developing business opportunities with machine tool companies, universities and industry, technology centers and robotic integrators.
Ultimaker Announces ISO/IEC 27001 Safety Certification
Professional 3D printing leader Ultimaker has announced that it has achieved the gold standard in information security management: the ISO/IEC 27001 certification. The main security risks that Ultimaker strives to prevent are the loss of quality during 3D printing; loss of confidential information such as personal data or printed files; breach of customer data, products and services; and disruptions to business processes, particularly from threats that may target applications or devices as potential stepping stones to customer infrastructure and systems. This standard makes the company one of the first AM platforms on the market to be independently certified for information security, which means that all the security processes and policies it applies in the all of its activity are robust and rigorous.
“At a time when malicious cyber threats against organizations are on the rise, Ultimaker’s achievement of ISO/IEC 27001 certification demonstrates our strong commitment to the security of our customers. We understand that protecting information assets and preventing costly disruptions are among the highest priorities for all organizations. That’s why Ultimaker has invested in implementing rigorous safety procedures and protocols across its entire 3D printing platform, and why we factor safety into every engineering decision we make. take,” said Jürgen von Hollen, CEO of Ultimaker. “The Ultimaker team is extremely proud to be one of the first and only additive manufacturing platforms to achieve ISO/IEC 27001. This means that customers can use our software products and services with the certainty that they are managed in accordance with internationally recognized corporate security standards.
Enhatch 3D Printing of Custom Medical Devices
Tech startup Enhatch is working to personalize surgeries by continuously advancing its open smart surgery ecosystem, which uses technology powered by AI, 3D printing and data collection to eliminate inefficiencies in the operating room. The company 3D prints patient-specific medical devices, such as implants and instruments, for surgical procedures, but the difference between Enhatch and large medical device companies, like Stryker and J&J, is that its custom products are accessible. businesses of all sizes… and more importantly, of all budgets.
Enhatch strives to connect surgeons, technology, and other companies to personalize and accelerate clinical workflow, enabling it to deliver custom 3D printed medical devices at a more affordable price. Its ecosystem starts with planning, in which products are designed using AI and pre-op plans are reviewed. Then, after having adapted the patient’s anatomy to the geometry of the implant, it is 3D printing, then the delivery of the personalized product. The ecosystem offers inventory and kitting logistics for this stage, as well as field logistics. Then it’s time to implant the device, using technologies like augmented reality, and finally, to learn from each operation in order to improve the process for the next time.
3D Printed Centerpiece for a Michelin Star Restaurant
Finally, the Dutch manufacturing and creation studio Holit offers its customers design, consultation and on-demand 3D printing services. Holit was recently approached by Sous Chef Federico Sarzi Amadè at Locanda Margon, a 1-star Michelin restaurant in the Trento countryside, surrounded by vineyards and natural terraces. Chef Edoardo Fumagalli and Amadè hoped to 3D print a unique centerpiece for their tables, inspired by the restaurant environment.
The chefs chose the stem of a grape and, based on a photo of a grape, Holit designed the initial prototype. After only a few iterations, Fumagalli and Amadé approved the final model. Holit used SLA 3D printing and general purpose resin from Formfutura to make the centerpieces. Post-processing consisted of painting the parts in RAL 8017, then coating them with an epoxy resin that is safe for contact with food.
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