3D printing is helping to fulfill the ancient human dream of colonizing Mars. The desire of amateur astronomers, but also of NASA, Elon Musk and the European Space Agency ESA, all of whom want to establish a permanent Mars settlement by 2050, is within reach.
We know the Gutenberg Bible was the first printed piece of mass media in western society. But what about other civilizations around the world? If we take a look at Asian print history, we can find even older examples of printed manuscripts.
Using technology for improving businesses’ efficiency gets more and more important. Esko has recently released a whitepaper supporting packaging suppliers in understanding the urgent need for digital transformation.
With our recurring drupa Essentials of Print series, we deliver a series of articles, from designers, brand owners, printers, converters, journalists and influencers, providing them with a platform to share their opinions on the latest developments of the print industry.
For months, Covid-19 has paralyzed large sections of public life. In an interview, Dr. Markus Heering, Managing Director of the VDMA Printing and Paper Technology Association, explains how drupa 2021 is planned under Corona-conditions, as well as what he expects of the, to nine days shortened, world’s leading trade fair (April 20 to 28, 2021).
At the HZB and the HU in Berlin, scientists are working on a new additive manufacturing process for hybrid perovskites. This new approach of using organic and inorganic components could be the future of microelectronics.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people all over the world are showing support by decorating their windows with messages of hope. Now, HP has partnered with the global artist community to offer new designs for free.
Several Fraunhofer institutes have joined forced to develop a highly innovative print technology enabling the integration of individualisation processes into common serial production lines with assembly-line speed and reliability.
In 2024, NASA plans to fly to the moon again but this requires a special surface on the lunar base. To build it, only two things are actually needed, but they are quite unusual: urine and moon dust. This blog article shows how 3D printing turns it into building blocks for a moon base.
A team of researchers led by Francesco Greco developed inkjet-based “tattoo electrodes” which are not only compatible for EMG, ECG and EEG but also the world’s first dry electrodes qualified for monitoring brain activities via MEG.