3D printing project could be used to study COVID-19

New technology being developed by a University of Canterbury mechanical engineer could be used to study the effects of Covid-19 and screen potential cures. Senior mechanical engineering lecturer Dr Yilei Zhang is working on a prototype of a 3D printer that uses hybrid laser beams to speed up production and retaining accuracy. He says theContinue reading “3D printing project could be used to study COVID-19”

Sandvik creates first 3D printed diamond composite

Sandvik Additive Manufacturing has created the first ever 3D printed diamond composite. While this diamond does not sparkle, it is perfect for a wide range of industrial uses. This super-hard material can be 3D printed in highly complex shapes and can revolutionize the way industry uses the hardest natural material on the planet. Diamond isContinue reading “Sandvik creates first 3D printed diamond composite”

University of Canterbury showcasing innovation at SouthMACH

A world first: 3D printed titanium internal combustion engine, designed and created by the University of Canterbury for the Shell Eco-Marathon car. The University of Canterbury will be at SouthMach in the Innovation Quarter (stand 169). Come talk to UC’s academic and research staff and see innovation in action. The Shell Eco-Marathon car, which was racedContinue reading “University of Canterbury showcasing innovation at SouthMACH”

3D modelling: key role in design of Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway

Design Joint Venture (DJV), a collaboration between engineering consultants, Beca and Tonkin + Taylor has highlighted the power of Seequent’s Leapfrog Works 3D geological modelling software in the design of a motorway extension from New Zealand’s Pūhoi to Warkworth. With an estimated cost of more than $700m (including maintenance over 25 years), the 18km PūhoiContinue reading “3D modelling: key role in design of Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway”