MIT's VoxelMorph machine learning algorithm compares 3D scans up to 1,000 times faster

Jun.19, 2018 - Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge have created a machine-learning algorithm called "VoxelMorph' that they say makes the process of medical image registration more than 1,000 times faster. More

3D printable photochromic molecular materials for reversible information storage

Jun.19, 2018 - New University of Nottingham research proves that advanced materials containing molecules that switch states in response to environmental stimuli such as light can be fabricated using 3D printing. More

HP opens new production-grade Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing center in China

Jun.18, 2018 - HP has partnered with Guangdong (Dali) 3D Printing Collaborative Innovation Platform to open a new production-grade 3D printing center in China, the world's largest manufacturing market. More

Robo expands 3D printing education with MyStemKits acquisition and A$3.5m in new funds raised

Jun.18, 2018 - San Diego, California-based 3D printer manufacturer Robo 3D has announced the acquisition of educational 3D printing platform MyStemKits. Founded in 2013, MyStemKits is currently the owner of the largest online library of STEM curriculums incorporating 3D printable kits for K-12 schools, all developed to meet Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS).' More

Britain is testing robots with 3D printers that can fill in potholes within a minute

Jun.15, 2018 - A fleet of autonomous road vehicles or drones will scan roads looking for cracks and fixing them before potholes develop. Upon spotting a crack in the road, a robot with an attached 3D printer will be able to spray asphalt into a crack in the road to repair it, all within a minute. More

AddUp announces 100% acquisition of DED metal 3D printing company BeAM

Jun.15, 2018 - AddUp, Fives and Michelin's joint-venture 3D printing manufacturing company, has announced the 100% acquisition of Strasbourg based BeAM, a leading European specialist in providing DED (Directed Energy Deposition) 3D printing solutions for aerospace, defense, nuclear, and oil and gas sectors. More

WSU team 3D prints drug-delivering microneedle array for eye disease treatment

Jun.15, 2018 - Kuen-Ren 'Roland' Chen, an assistant professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University has received a U.S. Department of Defense grant to develop a more convenient, less expensive and less painful way to treat serious eye diseases. More

MIT's 3D printed shapeshifting robots crawl, jump, roll and play catch through magnets

Jun.14, 2018 - MIT researchers have designed and 3D printed an array of soft, mechanical critters whose movements can be controlled with a wave of a magnet, much like marionettes without the strings. More

SAE International issues four aerospace additive manufacturing technical standards

Jun.14, 2018 - The Aerospace Material Specification committee on Additive Manufacturing (AMS-AM) at SAE International, a global engineering standards association in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, has released its first suite of Aerospace Material Specifications (AMS) additive manufacturing materials and process specifications. The four technical standards is mainly related to laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) powered additive manufacturing. More

Purdue researchers 3D print clay, cookie dough and solid rocket fuel

Jun.13, 2018 - Researchers at Purdue university's Zucrow Labs, the largest academic propulsion lab in the world, have developed a process which enables them to 3D print extremely viscous materials, with the consistency of clay or cookie dough with fine precision. This development may soon allow the creation of customized ceramics, solid rockets, pharmaceuticals, biomedical implants, foodstuffs, and more. More

Brightlands Materials Center project to develop advanced materials for 3D and 4D printing

Jun.13, 2018 - Netherlands-based Brightlands Materials Center is teaming up with partners DSM, Xilloc Medical, Eindhoven University of Technology, Maastricht University and NWO on a four-year project to explore new polymeric materials for additive manufacturing (AM) and 4D printing. These new materials are aimed to bring improved and novel properties based on recently developed concepts of dynamic and reversible chemistry.' More

Sandia's Alinstante modular robot cell conducts 3D printed part testing 'in an instant'

Jun.12, 2018 - Sandia National Laboratories has designed an automated 3D printed part testing robot. Called Alinstante, Spanish for "in an instant," the system is a six-sided work cell, similar to a circular desk, with a commercial robot at its center that conducts high-throughput testing to quickly determine the performance and properties of 3D printed part. More

Virginia Tech's microscale 3D printing creates multimaterial with programmed stiffness

Jun.12, 2018 - Virginia Tech researchers have developed a multimaterial programmable additive manufacturing method of microscale 3D printing that features in-situ resin mixing, delivery and exchange, and a robotic material cleansing system to allow switching between materials of different modulus without cross contamination between properties. More

Cytosurge's FluidFM µ3Dprinter upgrade enables metal 3D printing on existing structures

Jun.11, 2018 - Swiss nanotechnology company Cytosurge has announced a design upgrade to its FluidFM µ3Dprinter, a standalone system for printing pure metal objects at the micrometer scale. The system has received a major design upgrade and has been further improved with a new and unique function: Printing on existing structures with pinpoint (micrometer) accuracy. The extended functionality could revolutionize micromanufacturing by combining additive manufacturing with traditional microfabrication methods. More

Croatia presents Cloud Pergola Pavilion, 'world's largest 3D printed structure' in Venice Biennale

Jun.8, 2018 - The Croatian Pavilion has presented the world's largest and most complex 3D Printed installation at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale. Titled 'Cloud Pergola / The Architecture of Hospitality', the Pavilion reflects on spaces of hospitality, the environment, automated design, and architecture's role in the 21st century. More

SUTD researchers sustainably 3D print large-scale objects out of cellulose

Jun.7, 2018 - Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have recently demonstrated the use of cellulose to 3D print large-scale objects. Their approach is inspired by the wall of the fungus-like oomycetes, which is reproduced by introducing small amounts of chitin between cellulose fibers. More

Multimaterial Voxel-3D printing can print data sets as physical objects

Jun.7, 2018 - A team of researchers from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University and the MIT Media Lab has come up with a way to get 3D printers to print objects using physical manifestations of data sets rather than geometric representations.' More

Immensa Technology Labs files UAE's first 3D printing patent for construction moulds

Jun.6, 2018 - Immensa Technology Labs, a 3D printing company based in Dubai, said it has filed the UAE's first 3D printing patent for construction moulds. The patent is an Immensa proprietary method for the production of moulds for concrete and other building materials using 3D printing. More

ETH Zurich develops 3D printed paddling submarine that swims without an engine

Jun.6, 2018 - Researchers at ETH Zurich have teamed up with colleagues at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to develop a new propulsion concept for swimming robots. The robot exploits temperature fluctuations in the water for propulsion without the need for an engine, propellant, or power supply. More

Researchers create 3D printed smart hydrogel that walks underwater, moves objects

Jun.4, 2018 - Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that walks underwater and grabs objects and moves them. More

Researchers developed highly stretchable hydrogels for high resolution multimaterial 3D printing

Jun.4, 2018 - Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD) Centre and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) have developed a family of highly stretchable and UV curable hydrogels that can be stretched by up to 1300%, and are suitable for UV curing based 3D printing techniques. More

CMU researchers design EGO method to optimize soft material 3D printing

Jun.1, 2018 - Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering have developed a novel approach to optimizing soft material 3D printing. The researchers' Expert-Guided Optimization (EGO) method uses an optimization algorithm that efficiently searches combinations of parameters relevant for 3D printing, enabling high-fidelity soft material products to be printed. More

WSU researchers develop one-step process to 3D print multimaterial structures

Jun.1, 2018 - A research team from Washington State University has used 3D printing in a one-step process to print structures made of two different materials. More

Five habitable 3D printed concrete houses to be built in Eindhoven, the Netherlands

May.31, 2018 - The city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands will see the first 3D-printed concrete houses built next year in Bosrijk, Meerhoven, the municipality of Eindhoven, Eindhoven University of Technology and the four companies involved announced on Wednesday. More

You can get a 3D printed model of your brain in under an hour, thanks to bitmap-based 3D printing

May.31, 2018 - Researchers at Harvard University and MIT have come up with an easy way to 3D print highly detailed models of human brains in less than an hour - for a fraction of the cost and labor needed for a lower quality product.' More

INTAMSYS raises Series A funding to advance high-performance functional materials 3D printing solutions

May.30, 2018 - Leading Chinese 3D printing company INTAMSYS announced today it has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a Series A funding led by CWB Capital, a venture capital firm with primary focus on firms involve in smart manufacturing ecosystem. The funding round was joined by Brizan Investments, a high technology-focused venture capital firm. More

DWK Life Sciences reveals first commercial labware product made by metal 3D printing

May.30, 2018 - DWK Life Sciences will reveal a new labware product at ACHEMA 2018 manufactured using metal 3D printing. More

First 3D printed human corneas created at Newcastle University

May.30, 2018 - Scientists at Newcastle University in the UK have successfully 3D printed the first human corneas. The technique could be used in the future to ensure an unlimited supply of corneas. More

Wipro3D, IIT Bombay Racing to 3D print key part for EVoX electric race car

May.29, 2018 - Wipro3D, the additive manufacturing (AM) business unit of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, has signed an MoU with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay racing team to 3D print parts for Formula Student electric race car. More

3D printed sugar scaffolds could help grow human organs

May.29, 2018 - Researchers from the University of Illinois have built a new kind of 3D printer capable of printing complex biological structures out of sugar. More

BMW teams with MIT to design world's first 3D printed inflatable material

May.28, 2018 - MIT's (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Self-Assembly Laboratory and BMW have successfully developed printed inflatable material technologies that selftransform, adapt and morph from one state to another. More

EDG creates customizable 3D printed concrete molds to restore historic architecture

May.28, 2018 - EDG, a New York architecture and engineering firm has come up with a cost-effective way to bridge technology and craft: Modern Ornamental: a new form of digital sculpture. The key lies in 3D printing. More

Surgeons use 3D printing for two-year-old's life-saving, complex kidney transplant

May.18, 2018 - Surgeons at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, are using 3D printing technology to improve the success rates of life-saving, complex organ transplantation in young children. This is exemplified in the case of two-year-old Dexter Clark, who was born with severe kidney problem recently received a larger-than-average kidney from his father, Brendan Clark. More

Arevo makes 3D-printed bike frame, names new CEO, $12.5M funding round

May.17, 2018 - Arevo Inc, a Silicon Valley startup with backing from the venture capital arm of the Central Intelligence Agency has produced what it says is the world's first carbon fiber bicycle with 3D printed frame. More

OHSU, UCF's Limbitless Solutions launch first U.S. clinical trial of 3D printed prosthetics for children

May.17, 2018 - The team at Limbitless Solutions is partnering with researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) on a clinical trial that will determine whether the devices will be covered by insurance. More

Nanfang Additive Manufacturing's EBM metal 3D printing used for oil and gas pipelines for the first time

May.16, 2018 - Nanfeng Co., Ltd announced that its subsidiary Nanfang Additive Manufacturing Technology Co,.Ltd reached an agreement with the Tubular Goods Research Institute of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) for a development project for special fittings, which will make use of additive manufacturing. The two sides have signed a contract for joint technology development. More

Titomic launches world's 'largest' 3D metal printer in Melbourne

May.16, 2018 - Australian metal additive manufacturing company Titomic today announces the launch of the world's 'largest' metal 3D metal printer at its state of the art facility in Melbourne, Australia. Based on traditional cold spray technologies, the new 3D printing process can print on a 9 m long x 3 m wide x 1.5 m high scale. More

GM using Autodesk software, 3D printing, AI and cloud computing for vehicle lightweighting

May.15, 2018 - General Motors is using generative design software, 3D printing, AI and cloud computing to introduce the next generation of vehicle lightweighting. General Motors has described "the technologies are key to developing efficient and lighter alternative propulsion and zero emission vehicles." More

SodaStream auctions water bottles with fancy 3D printed hats in honor of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle royal wedding

May.15, 2018 - In celebration of the Royal couple's dedication to the fight against single-use plastic bottles, Israeli sparkling water manufacturer Sodastream announced on Tuesday that it was launching a set of exclusive limited-edition bottles sporting miniature 'hats'. Each of the five original hat designs is inspired by an iconic look that was previously worn by female royals. More

Researchers develop 3D printer that can make complex body tissues

May.15, 2018 - Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a technique that uses a specially adapted 3D printer to build therapeutic biomaterials from multiple materials. More

Coating 3D printed scaffolds with turmeric ingredient improves bone growth by up to 45 percent

May.4, 2018 - A recent WSU research project has shown that turmeric could be useful for stimulating bone growth. The team coated a 3D printed bone scaffold in the spice's main ingredient, curcumin compounds, and this improved bone growth by up to 45 percent. More

Synchrotron imaging reveals inside laser 3D printing process to reduce defects

May.4, 2018 - Researchers at the UK's Diamond Light Source facility have used its synchrotron imaging system to examine the mechanics of the laser 3D printing process. They built the LAMPR machine, which replicated the LAM process, and studied it in detail to see how printing defects can form. More

UoT develops handheld 3D skin printer for fast repair of deep wounds

May.3, 2018 - A team of researchers at the University of Toronto has developed a new handheld 3D bio-printer. Designed for the repair of deep skin wounds, the portable device is capable of forming tissue in situ, depositing it, and setting it in place, in under 2 minutes. More

Moog teams with ST Aerospace, NCMS to create blockchain-based VeriPart for 3D printed parts tracking

May.3, 2018 - A new blockchain-based supply chain management system, VeriPart, has been developed by Moog. It will allow manufacturers to verify the parts they use and manage transactions more efficiently, and it has been adapted for tracking 3D printed parts, in collaboration with ST Aerospace and NCMS. More

BigRep creates 3D printed custom wheel rim with unique design and extra stability

May.3, 2018 - BigRep has 3D printed a unique new prototype for a wheel rim. The custom wheel rim was created by product designer Marco Mattia Cristofori, and has a bold design that also offers improved stability. More

GM teams with Autodesk to 3D print cheaper and lighter parts for alternative fuel vehicles

May.3, 2018 - General Motors has teamed up with Autodesk in order to develop 3D printed parts for a proposed range of alternative energy vehicles. The new cars will require more lightweight parts to maximize fuel efficiency, and 3D printing will help to achieve these designs in a more affordable way. More

GE awarded $9M to speed up development of naval parts with 3D printing & digital twins

May.3, 2018 - A new $9 million GE program will develop a digital platform for 3D printing replacement naval parts. GE and its partners will use data-based methods to create "digital twins" of parts on various naval assets, which can be 3D printed in case the parts need to be replaced. More

Carbon announces high-strength EPX 82 and production-scale elastomeric EPU 41 3D printing materials

May.2, 2018 - Pioneering 3D printing company Carbon has added two new materials to its impressive portfolio. EPX 82 is a high-strength epoxy material for engineering purposes, and EPU 41 is perfect for the creation of advanced elastomeric lattice geometries. More

How to make cheap, scalable multi-material 3D printing with powder deposition process

May.2, 2018 - A recent article published by Aerosint engineers explores the future possibilities for multi-material 3D printing. The ability to fabricate composites with advanced properties, in a scalable and affordable way, would greatly expand the potential of 3D printing technology in manufacturing. More

Agnès Petit wins Isabelle Musy Award for concrete 3D printing startup Mobbot

May.2, 2018 - The 2018 Isabelle Musy Award has gone to the founder of a concrete 3D printing startup. The prize is given to outstanding female entrepreneurs in science and technology, and this year it went to Agnès Petit, whose company Mobbot uses robotics technology to improve the concrete 3D printing process. More

3D printing is transforming treatment of congenital heart disease

May.2, 2018 - A recently published paper suggests that 3D technology could have a huge impact on the treatment of congenital heart disease. 3D printed models and virtual simulations are likely to improve the education process for cardiologists, as well as facilitating communication with patients and between surgeons. More

Hobbyist Matt Denton's latest 3D printed wonder is a giant LEGO bulldozer

May.2, 2018 - Hobbyist and visual effects professional Matt Denton has released a video on his Youtube channel of another impressive 3D printing project. He made a huge version of a LEGO Technics bulldozer, with a total of 372 parts, weighing around 26kg (57 lbs). More

eSUN complements 3D printing solutions with new product combo packages

May.2, 2018 - 3D printing expert eSUN has recently launched a set of new product combo packages, to complement its impressive range of 3D printing solutions. The eBOX/Respool/Refilament storage & maintenance package proved particularly popular when it was displayed at this year's Rapid + TCT show. More

Medtronic announces new TiONIC titanium 3D printing platform for spinal implants

May.1, 2018 - Dublin-based medical technology company Medtronic recently launched a new 3D printing platform for spinal implants. The company's TiONIC technology enables titanium implants with complex geometries to be developed, for TLIF spinal surgeries. More

3Doodler's new EDU Learning Pack Kits let kids design 3D objects in the classroom

May.1, 2018 - The 3Doodler brand is releasing a new set of kits for 3D design and printing education. The 3Doodler Start Learning Pack Kit and the 3Doodler Create + Learning Pack Kit are each aimed at different age groups, and they both feature 3Doodler 3D printing pens and educational resources, as does the Teacher Experience Kit trial version. More

U.S. Marine Corps uses 3D printing to repair snowshoes for mountain training mission

May.1, 2018 - A recent training mission carried out by the U.S. Marine Corps made use of 3D printing technology to repair troops' snowshoes. The Marine Corps System Command's AM team quickly 3D printed replacement parts for use at the Mountain Warfare Training Center. More

Israeli initiative uses 3D printing to help 12 injured veterans regain pleasures of life

May.1, 2018 - An event being held in Tel Aviv this week will use 3D printing to develop solutions for problems faced by wounded war veterans. The Makers for Heroes program brings together expert volunteers from the tech, business, and medical communities to help out 12 injured soldiers. More

Engineer dad 3D prints prosthetics and $3 device to help disabled children skip, fish and play golf

May.1, 2018 - An engineer in Australia has recently made use of 3D printing in order to develop a new adapter accessory that will allow children without hands to use skipping ropes. Mat Bowtell has been 3D printing prosthetic hands and fingers for years now, helping out dozens of children, and this $3 device is his latest breakthrough. More

AZL Architects modernizes rural Chinese stone house with 3D printed pavilion

Apr.30, 2018 - Chinese architecture firm AZL Architects has used 3D printing as part of a new house built in a rural Chinese village. The LEI House in Shanyinwu has a main building built from stone using traditional methods, which contrasts with an outer pavilion that was put together from 400 3D printed plastic blocks. More

Vader Systems unveils three new Magnet-o-Jet liquid metal AM systems

Apr.30, 2018 - Vader Systems has unveiled three new 3D printing systems at this year's Rapid + TCT show. The company's new Polaris 3D printer offers high-speed metal printing, while the Magnet-o-Jet subsystems will enable the technology to be integrated into existing manufacturing systems, and the Ares system produces Vaderite metal microspheres for powder. More

3D printed heart helps Rice students develop cutting-edge wireless pacemaker

Apr.30, 2018 - A team of engineers at Rice University has developed a design for a new pacemaker device, and used a 3D printed heart for a demonstration. Their device would embed tiny sensor chips within the heart, which communicate wirelessly with a base station and deliver energy when problems are detected. More

Lex 3D printed camera combines classic 35mm film with modern Sony lenses

Apr.30, 2018 - A new project by a Texas-based engineer has combined classic 35mm film photography with modern lenses. The 3D printed Lex camera body enables lenses from high-end digital cameras to be mounted on a camera that shoots on 35mm. More

Sandia's first 3D printed wind turbine blade mold wins national Technology Focus Award

Apr.27, 2018 - Sandia National Laboratories has won a Technology Focus Award for its first 3D printed wind turbine blade mold. Sandia teamed up with ORNL and TPI Composites to develop the new fabrication method, which uses 3D printing to create a mold and cuts total production time down by over a year. More

New design for 3D printed surgical needle inspired by honeybees' stingers

Apr.27, 2018 - Researchers at Temple University have developed a design for a new nature-inspired surgical needle, using 3D printing technology. The needle is based on the stinger of the honeybee, with barbs carved into it in order to minimize tissue damage. More

Nervous System creates impressive self-forming structures by 3D printing on pre-stretched fabric

Apr.27, 2018 - Innovative design studio Nervous System has experimented with 3D printing on fabric to create self-forming shapes. The project makes use of an algorithm to translate a 3D model into a flat pattern, and this is printed in plastic on to stretched fabric, which then curves itself into the desired 3D shape upon release. More

Arigin Medical gets Series A funding for personalized orthopedic 3D printing solutions

Apr.27, 2018 - Medical 3D printing company Arigin Medical has completed its series A funding round. The Shanghai-based firm uses 3D printing technology to create advanced surgical guides for orthopedics procedures, as well as personalized orthopedic implants. More

New study shows 3D printing helps avoid paravalvular leak from TAVR heart surgery

Apr.27, 2018 - A team of researchers have made use of 3D printing to reduce the risks involved with TAVR heart surgery. They took CT scans of patient's hearts, which were 3D printed and successfully used as guides to test out the size and fit of the replacement valves, in order to prevent paravalvular leak. More

Fluid gel discovery offers breakthrough in 3D bio-printing of softer human tissues

Apr.26, 2018 - A team of researchers at the UK's University of Huddersfield have developed a new fluid gel material that will help with the 3D bio-printing of soft tissue. Polymer bio-printing material can be suspended in this gel so that it will retain its shape and stability at the start of the printing process, and the gel can then be washed away once the bio-printed structure is complete. More

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