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UK company PPT unveils multi-material 3D printing breakthrough #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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UK company PPT unveils multi-material 3D printing breakthrough, via 3ders.org:

Cambridge-based, the Queen’s Award winning technology and product development company TTP has today announced its ground breaking Vista 3D, a new 3D print head that is capable of printing with more than one material.

Unlike existing 3D printing solutions, the Vista 3D print heads can dispense or print both organic and inorganic materials, including ceramics, metals, plastics, enzymes, and even biological cells. It opens up the possibility of printing products as diverse as toys, medical devices, aircraft parts and even diagnostic test strips at the touch of one button.

“Our latest breakthrough will change the face of manufacturing over the next ten years.” said TTP’s Dr David Smith. “The manufacturing process has remained the same for centuries with one company making products in a factory then shipping them out when orders are made. Multimaterial 3D printing will change this. No longer will organisations need to bulk buy or wait for items to be restocked, companies can simply print off the products they need, when they need them.”

… “From a medical perspective, the opportunities are endless from printing out a diagnostic test to ultimately printing off an organ that can be used in the human body.” claimed Dr Smith.

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