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Tess Boissonneault

Tess Boissonneault moved from her home of Montreal, Canada to the Netherlands in 2014 to pursue a master’s degree in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. It was during her time in Amsterdam that she became acquainted with 3D printing technology and began writing for a local additive manufacturing news platform. Now based in France, Tess has over two and a half years experience writing, editing and publishing additive manufacturing content with a particular interest in women working within the industry. She is an avid follower of the ever-evolving AM industry.

Researchers successfully 3D print photochromic materials that change states when exposed to light


Research from the University of Nottingham has demonstrated the viability of 3D printing for fabricating structures using advanced materials that switch states when exposed to different environmental stimuli such as light. The innovative research project could have far reaching implications for the future of 3D printed electronics, medical devices and …

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3D Systems introduces On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service for 3D printed medical models

anatomical modeling

Additive manufacturing pioneer 3D Systems has introduced its new On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service for medical 3D printing applications. The newly launched service provides medical professionals access to 3D printable and highly detailed anatomical models for improving surgical planning as well as patient education. Within the medical industry, there are …

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France’s AddUp acquires DED metal AM leader BeAM

DED metal

AddUp, the French metal AM solutions company started by Fives and Michelin, has announced its acquisition of BeAM, a Strasbourg-based specialist in Directed Energy Deposition (DED) technology. AddUp says that the 100% acquisition of BeAM will enable it to broaden its existing portfolio of metal additive manufacturing technologies—it now offers …

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Microplate bioprinting platform could help combat age-related degenerative muscle diseases


With increasing life expectancies across much of the globe, the need for medication and treatments for age-related degenerative muscle and tendon diseases is growing. And though much research is being done on that front, medical scientists have faced consistent challenges in developing effective drugs for muscle degeneration. Fortunately, a team …

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As wildfire season starts, Sinterit’s SLS 3D printing helps to optimize firefighting equipment


As forest fires increasingly rage through forests and towns around the world—currently Colorado and New Mexico are battling intense wildfires—it is starting to sink in that they are a reality of climate change and something we will inevitably be seeing more of. To reckon with increasingly powerful and frequent wildfires, …

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