3D Printing News ICYMI: Robo 3D, buildpl8, Verbatim, Igus, Roboze, AtlanticProCare & Aether 1 bioprinter

3ders.org | 4/8/2017 | Staff
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Another round-up of recent news items that you might not have been aware of, to keep you up-to-date in what has been a very busy and exciting time for 3D printing technology. Verbatim has released a new PP filament, Robo3D has partnered with a number of Candian retailers, online 3D service buildpl8 has helped to provide employment for people with autism, amongst other interesting developments throughout the industry.

Founded by Gerry Libertelli, buildpl8 is an online 3D printing solution for companies and individuals. Its central software system creates its own optimized schedule, and runs jobs for its customers remotely, and its output is at the level of a conventional industrial factory. Recently, in a test of different printer types, Libertelli produced a Calm Ring device, which is designed to help concentration for people with autism, as well as to break bad habits like smoking or nail biting. This eventually led to him contacting Jessica Zufall, the CEO of Special Citizens, a NYC-based nonprofit organization that helps out people with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders.

Result - Collaboration - Libertelli - People - Citizens

As a result of the collaboration, Libertelli has put many people supported by Special Citizens in charge of the Calm Ring Shopify store, fulfilling all orders from customers. According to Zufall, “The fact that this pilot has resulted in employment opportunities for people we support is extraordinary and we are so excited to expand the skill sets for each person so they may continue to move on to more competitive employment.”

The latest 3D printing filament from Mitsubishi-owned tech company Verbatim has been unveiled. It’s a Polypropylene material, with high levels of chemical, heat and fatigue resistance, as well as good hinge properties. The new filament will give users opportunities to create durable, flexible, transparent, heat- and chemical-resistant containers for food packaging, medical equipment, IT kit and...
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