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3D Printing News Briefs: January 16 2018

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We’ve got some business news to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new material, a new 3D printing method, the successful test of a 3D printed object, and an update on a book about a bald eagle with a 3D printed prosthetic beak. Structur3D Printing has announced a worldwide distribution and reseller partnership with UltimakerGB, while CollPlant has appointed a new chairman to its board of directors and Nano Dimension has earned an important workplace qualification. Tethon 3D has launched a new investment casting resin, and radiophysicists at Tomsk State University are developing a new ultrasonic 3D printing method. Huisman has completed a successful test of its 3D printed offshore crane hook, and nonfiction children’s book  Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle has received a prestigious book award.

Structur3D Printing and UltimakerGB Enter Distribution and Reseller Partnership

Discov3ry Complete package

Soft materials printing market leader Structur3D Printing became an Ultimaker reseller in 2016 with the launch of its  Discov3ry Complete  3D paste and plastic printing system, built on Ultimaker 3D printers. This week, the Canadian company, which is part of the growing hardware startup scene in what’s been dubbed Canada’s Silicon Valley, announced a new EMEA and APAC distribution and reseller agreement with UltimakerGB,  the exclusive distributor for Ultimaker products in the UK and Ireland. The agreement extends the relationship between the two companies, and makes the versatile Discov3ry Complete package available for distribution to Ultimaker resellers around the world, excluding North America.

Paul Croft, Director of UltimakerGB, said, “We've watched Structur3D's business grow over the past couple of years, and our customers and resellers have seen growing interest in the Discov3ry Complete product.  We are delighted to bring this cutting-edge technology to the wider global market.”

CollPlant Appoints New Chairman of the Board

David Tsur

Israel-based regenerative medicine company CollPlant, which uses its  proprietary plant-based rhCollagen technology and 3D printing bioinks for tissue repair products, has appointed David Tsur to Chairman of the Board of Directors. Tsur, who has served as a company director at CollPlant since March, is the founder and previous CEO of  plasma-derived protein therapeutics company Kamada Ltd. and still serves as its Deputy Chairman; he will bring his senior management experience in the public and private sectors to his new position on the CollPlant board, which is effective immediately. Adi Golden, who served as the company’s Chairman since May of 2016, will continue as a director on the CollPlant board.

“CollPlant is ready to more fully realize the potential and competitive advantages of recombinant collagen in breakthrough applications within regenerative medicine, such as biological ink to print organs and tissues,” said Tsur. “During 2018-2019, we will continue to pursue strategic joint ventures in order to position CollPlant as leading company in the field.”

Nano Dimension Achieves Workplace Certification for Health and Safety

Moving on to news from another Israeli company, Nano Dimension announced that it has earned an important industry certification – the OHSAS 18001:2007 international standard for occupational health and safety within the workplace. The Standards Institute of Israel, an international accredited certification body, awarded the standard after validating the company’s applications, processes, services, and systems. The  OHSAS 18001:2007 standard promotes safe and healthy work environments, and uses protocols designed to help organizations lower the likelihood of workplace accidents, as well as manage and control risks.

“Our employees are the heart of our company.  Since our company's inception, we've focused heavily on providing a safe workplace for all of us,” said Nano Dimension CEO and Co-Founder Amit Dror. “Having our processes validated on the international level ensures that our current and prospective workers will understand our commitment to their health and well-being. These measures increase our efficiency, reduce costs and help keep our employees healthy and motivated.”

Tethon 3D Introduces Castalite Investment Casting Resin

Aluminum investment cast from a 3D printed Castalite mold

3D printing ceramic materials leader Tethon 3D has launched a new 3D printing resin material, called Castalite, which can be used to directly produce a 3D printed mold for metal investment casting. Castalite, a photo-curing ceramic polymer resin for DLP and SLA 3D printing, has ve

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