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In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, 6K was recognized on the Global Cleantech 100 list for the second year running, while 6K Energy won a prestigious award. Trumpf will introduce its updated printer at Lab Day Chicago. EOS and Volkmann have partnered for automated powder transfers, and NCMT has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Tritone Technologies. Finally, an engineer designed a toilet that is functional out of colorful, 3-D printed blocks.
6K Recognized Once Again on Global Cleantech 100 List
For the second consecutive time, 6K has won the prestigious ‘Best of the Best’ award. Global Cleantech 100 – a list of the most prestigious cleantech companies, Annual ReportThe list of companies with the most innovative ideas in cleantech could help create a more resource-efficient, digitalized, and de-carbonized industrial future. 6K is the leader in sustainable production of advanced material for batteries and additive manufacturing, driven by their UniMelt Microwave Plasma Production PlatformThe successful production process produces metal AM Powders and Battery Materials in a faster, cleaner manner. 6K’s inclusion on this list of promising companies in the cleantech eco-system further cements its leadership in the sustainable materials manufacturing space.
“When we first introduced the UniMelt platform, one of our goals was to transform manufacturing of critical materials. Our UniMelt solution takes a sustainability-first approach, replacing outdated, dirty processes with clean and efficient production – dramatically reducing production times from days to seconds at significantly lower carbon emissions than legacy processes. We’re honored the industry experts at Cleantech Group have once again recognized 6K for our efforts in creating a more sustainable, productive planet,” said Bruce Bradshaw, 6K’s Chief Marketing Officer.
6K Energy wins prestigious 2024 BIG Innovation Award
But that’s not all – 6K Energy, a division of 6K focusing on the production of sustainable materials for lithium-ion cells, was The winner has been announced in the Business Intelligence Group’s 2024 BIG Innovation Awards. Businesses and executives from around the world nominate their most recent innovations. 6K Energy won because it’s pushing the boundaries of innovation with its sustainable solution for secure, local production of critical battery materials. The company’s PlusCAM production facility, scheduled to open in Q4 2024, will leverage UniMelt technology to manufacture cathode active material (CAM) for both LFP and NMC at a lower cost than Chinese suppliers, and with less energy consumption and Co2 emissions as well.
“We are honored to be a recipient of the 2024 Big Innovation Award. Our UniMelt ® microwave plasma production technology is the pinnacle of innovation for a sustainable solution for producing battery material. UniMelt replaces an outdated, dirty process with an ultra-clean, highly sustainable platform that produces cathode active material for the battery market at significantly lower cost than material processed in China,” 6K Energy’s President Sam Trinch stated. “Being acknowledged by business leaders and executives that recognize our impact speaks volumes to the 6K Energy mission to onshore battery material production.”
Trumpf Introducing Enhanced TruPrint 200 at Lab Day Chicago
Lab Day ChicagoThe largest gathering of the North American dental laboratory community is just a couple of weeks away. Trumpf Inc. The company has announced it will TruPrint 2000 3D Printer Updated Version AvailableAt the event. With its Square build plateThe printer is optimized for high production and productivity with two integrated fiber lasers of 500 watts each. Trumpf claims to be able to print 36% more removable partials on a square plate than an equivalent round plate, and that each laser can process a whole build plate simultaneously. Medical technology manufacturers could also use the printer to produce spinal cages or knee joints.
“In addition to the upgrades of the TruPrint 2000, the machine has the process monitoring and calibration features found in all TruPrint machines,” said Miguel Verdejo, additive manufacturing product and project manager at Trumpf’s Laser Technology Center in Michigan. “Ensuring repeatable and high-quality parts is the top priority for Trumpf 3D printing, especially in critical areas such as medical and dental technology.”
EOS & Volkmann Partner to Offer Automated Powder Transfer Solution
German AM companies EOSVolkmann is a A partnership agreement to offer a powder transfer solution automated. EOS will offer a new EOS Edition line of Volkmann’s standalone, closed-loop, automated metal powder management systems, engineered specifically for easy integration with its EOS M 400 series printers. The central metal management systems control the automatic transfer and loading material into one or multiple 3D printers, as well the sieving, vacuum drying, and capture of excess powder. The new EOS Edition is a sealed, fully enclosed circuit that protects powders from contamination, ambient moisture and worker exposure. The EOS Edition can be monitored and controlled remotely. Some new accessories are also available, including buffer storage units.
“Our new systems provide EOS end-users with a complete, plug-and-play, automated powder handling solution that can scale as their production needs increase. This is a logical next step in our close relationship with EOS, and one that we feel will benefit EOS customers with faster, safer, more reliable printing and consistently high quality printed parts,”Christian Mittman is the director of advanced solutions at Volkmann.
NCMT & Tritone Technologies Sign Exclusive Distribution Agreement
Tritone Technologies is a company that manufactures metal and ceramic AM. Signing an exclusive distribution agreementYou can also find out more about NCMT Limited. Based in Israel, Tritone also has a presence in Germany and North America, but this partnership will enable it to grow its presence specifically in Ireland and the U.K. Tritone’s two AM systems, the DimYou can also read about the DominantThe underlying basis of the. “powder-free”MoldJet technology was designed to produce high-density components with complex geometries in large quantities. MoldJet allows the printers to quickly and easily switch from metals and ceramics. By adding Tritone’s MoldJet technology to the conventional machining equipment it offers, NCMT can diversify its portfolio to meet the demands of the industry.
“We are delighted to join forces with NCMT in a strategic partnership, as it emphasises Tritone’s commitment to advancing AM on a global scale,”Omer Sagi is the VP Products and Business Development for Tritone Technologies.
“The decision by NCMT to embrace Tritone’s MoldJet technology as their gateway into the AM market is a testament to the innovation and transformative capabilities of our technology. Together, we eagerly anticipate pushing the boundaries of manufacturing excellence and shaping the future of industrial production.”
Emily the Engineer’s 3D Printed Colorful, Functional Toilet
Here’s one of the weird and wonderful things only a 3D printer DIYer could come up with: A functional toilet. But not just any 3D printed toilet – a really colorful one. Emily The Engineer was curious to see if she can, so she tried! After modeling the commode using CAD software, Emily 3D-printed a miniature model. After a few tweaks, she began work on the full size toilet, which includes a 3D-printed flushing mechanism and tank float. Emily had to divide the toilet into several individual PLA blocks due to its size. She decided that they should all be different colours because, why not? To attach the parts, Emily used 3D plastic glue and metal nuts and bolts. Sometimes a soldering gun was also used.
“Unfortunately, after testing, it appeared her design wasn’t strong enough to be attached to a traditional indoor plumbing system,” Jonathan Berisford explains for Technabob.com. “So what did she do? What anybody would — attached wheels, armrests, smartphone charger, cup holders, and added a bidet. Boom — mobile toilet! Goodbye porta-potty, hello sporta-potty!”
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