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Chinese Startup 3D Prints Moon Cake

Moon cake is a sweet cookie-like bakery product most popularly consumed at the Mid-Autumn Festival, an annual event for worship of the lunar cycle and moon watching. This indispensable cultural snack has been a staple of the festival for quite some time, and thanks to a group of students from the Zhejiang University, can now be 3D printed in unique and festive shapes in a much more modern way. The students from the Zhejiang University created their 3D printing startup, the Hangzhou Printing Technology Company, back in 2014 as an independent research team. The start-up is aiming at mass producing cookies,...
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A Joint Venture of Michelin & Fives Announced to Enter 3D Metal Printing Filed

Over that past year or two we have seen a handful of large companies decide to enter the 3D printing/additive manufacturing space in one way or another. Typically these companies have already dabbled in the space, whether from a product or services perspective, and were publicly recognized as a possible contender by the competition within the space. This week, however, a new joint venture partnership has been announced to manufacture metal 3D printers, and one of the companies involved, Michelin, isn’t necessarily one you’d expect to have such ambitions. Michelin has announced this new joint venture agreement with industrial engineering group Fives, which...