Rostec investments worth 3 billion rubles and $300 3D printers: news digest about additive technologies
Government-owned corporations are ready to spend billions on additive technologies, whereas manufacturers sell 3D printers just for $300. Read further in the digest about new events that happened in the world of 3D printing in Russia and across the globe.
Rostec invests 3 billion rubles in the Additive Technologies Center
Rostec, a government-owned corporation that produces high-tech industrial products, will finance the Additive Technologies Center at the Chernyshev Moscow Machine-Building Enterprise. Three billion rubles have been already invested in the project.
The press-service of Rostec informs that United Engine Corporation, Russian Helicopters Holding, Technodinamika JSC, and Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies also participate in the project. The enterprise aims to implement additive technologies in industry sectors.
WOW! takes orders for second-generation 3D printers
WOW! started to take orders for budget LCD 3D printers SparkMaker that support Full HD format.
SparkMaker is a Hong Kong-based startup that produces 3D printers for wide use. Developers state that the low price of the printer will help a bigger number of people to assess the advantages of the innovation technology.
The first prototype of SparkMaker 3D printer was launched on Kickstarter in summer 2017. Developers placed a bet on the low cost of the printer asking less than $300. As a result, they managed to collect more than 5,000 orders. Developers did not stop there.
Second-generation printers show enhanced print quality. The new SparkMaker has Full HD screen with 1080p resolution, which improves print quality.
The printer’s end price on Kickstarter is $249. Shipments will start in December 2018.
Apex Series – combination of fashion and 3D printing
Fashion designer Alexis Walsh and Justin Hattendorf presented 3D printed Apex Series collection. The show was part of Platform Fashion X Lexus 3D Fashion in Germany.
Alexis Walsh said that 3D printed clothing details were designed using a special app, where all elements were created manually.
MIT invites to online 3D printing courses
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invites to attend the online course called Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production.
Students will study the technical foundation of additive manufacturing and learn about subtleties of work with 3D printing materials.
The first lesson will take place on October 1, 2018. The course lasts for 11 weeks and costs $1,950.
To participate in the course, students must know the basics of mathematics and physics and have upper-intermediate or advanced level of English. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate that confirms 45 hours of additional professional education that is valid in all European countries.
To learn more about additive technologies, attend the 3D Print Expo that will take place at Moscow-based CEC Sokolniki on October 12 and 13, 2018.