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Formula 1 racecar components CT-scanned and analyzed in 20 minutes instead of a day.

Volume Graphics is proud to support Alpine F1 Team as part of a multi-year agreement. Since 2016, the team uses VGSTUDIO MAX for the analysis and visualization of CT data. CT and Volume Graphics have, since then, contributed to a significant increase in the analysis capabilities of Alpine F1 Team's test laboratory.

By Will Hasting, Director, Aviation & Power Turbine Solutions, Velo3D

From the outset of metal additive manufacturing (AM) in the 1990s, its potential within countless industries was readily apparent. Over the course of 30 years, however, we have only witnessed a handful of cases where companies successfully transitioned AM parts into full production. Despite the benefits of performance and supply chain flexibility, metal AM has remained primarily for prototyping.

. The Barcelona-based manufacturer continues to expand its range of 3D printing solutions for the industrial workbench, to help Nissan factory in Barcelona (Spain) to innovate.

• The car manufacturer could roll out the technology to create parts and prototypes at other sites after a successful introduction in Europe.
• Nissan has printed 700 parts in-house so far, with some costing as little as 3.45€ to manufacture.
• It is one of the world’s first users of the BCN3D Smart Cabinet, which has been developed to protect and maintain 3D printing filaments within optimal conditions.

Dassault Systèmes has revealed the winners of the “3D Design Challenge,” which invited individuals to showcase their 3D skills by using Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA, SOLIDWORKS or xDesign applications to accurately create a 3D working model of an invention from Leonardo da Vinci’s codices, in real-life dimensions.

COBOD continues to expand by selling its BOD 2 printers and printing complex buildings and wind turbine towers worldwide. Printed Farms, a company located in Wellington, FL, partnered with COBOD to advance the construction of buildings in Florida. With the BOD 2, Printed Farms plans to create more sustainable buildings in Florida and build more hurricane and flood-resistant buildings.

President Joe Biden hosted the Climate Summit in April, and GE, one of COBOD’s partners, presented their work in front of President Biden and other leaders from 16 different countries. Danielle Merfeld, GE Renewable Energy CTO adressed the Leaders Summit on Climate organized by the White House.

EsPlásticos, the community platform of the Spanish plastics value chain, together with the Mayor of Madrid and other high-ranking politicians, opened the world's first 100% recyclable plastic museum. It is located in the Plaza de Juan Goytisolo in the centre of Madrid, directly opposite the Spanish National Museum, and can be visited free of charge from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. until 16 May.

On 24 March, the post-processing pioneers will introduce the all-new Powershot Performance Series alongside a new generation of their classic Powershot C & S models. The Powershot Performance Series is designed for industrial additive manufacturing users, targets volume applications and will be rolled out with selected pilot customers.

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