Mechanical 3D printed Gray Fox helmet takes Metal Gear Solid cosplay to the next level

Apr.28, 2017 - Diego Valdes, a mechanical engineer and cosplay lover, has designed a 3D printed version of Gray Fox's helmet from Metal Gear Solid. The prop contains 12 3D printed parts. More

Swiss scientists combine 3D printing and electroplating to create molecular beam-splitter

Apr.28, 2017 - A team of scientists from the Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne (EPFL) has developed a novel device that combines 3D printing and electroplating to split beams of molecules. The device uses high-voltage electrodes to control the motion of the molecules inside a vacuum. More

XRobots' 3D printed VR LEGO gun shoots targets across two worlds

Apr.28, 2017 - XRobots' James Bruton has used 3D printing and VR to build what he calls a 'Giant LEGO HyperReality Blaster,' a 3D printed LEGO gun that can 'shoot a Lego brick through the virtual world and back into the physical world to hit a giant Lego Minifig target.' More

UK couple seeks 3D printed prosthesis for adopted dog who was shot and brutalized

Apr.28, 2017 - The owners of a dog who was found bleeding to death after being shot several times in Hammamet, Tunisia are asking the 3D printing community to help give their pup a second chance at life with the help of 3D printed prosthetics. More

MIT Rocket Team successfully tests nylon 3D printed rocket motor

Apr.27, 2017 - The MIT Rocket Team, an independent student group focused on rocket-related projects, has successfully tested a fully 3D printed rocket motor. The motor was 3D printed in nylon using a Markforged Mark Two 3D printer before being tested twice on April 21. More

UK hospital saves £20,000 per surgery with the help of Stratasys 3D printing technology

Apr.27, 2017 - Stratasys has released details of the benefits that its 3D printing technology is bringing to one hospital in Birmingham, UK. Queen Elizabeth Hospital uses an Objet Eden 350V 3D printer to make facial prosthetics, plates, and pre-surgical guides, mostly for maxillofacial procedures. More

Markforged's '3D print farms' could be future of large-scale digital metal manufacturing

Apr.27, 2017 - Massachusetts-based 3D printing company Markforged is using its new Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) process and Metal X 3D printers to advance its futuristic '3D print farm' vision of large-scale metal manufacturing. More

Inspiring 10-year-old girl plays violin with help of a 3D printed prosthetic arm

Apr.27, 2017 - A group of students from George Mason University in Virginia have given 10-year-old Isabella Nicola Cabrera a chance at realizing her dream of becoming a violinist with the help of a specially designed 3D printed prosthetic. More

3D WASH: empowering developing communities with solar-powered 3D printing & recycled plastic

Apr.27, 2017 - Researchers from the Deakin University School of Engineering in Australia are developing a solar-powered 3D printing system that could be used in developing regions to additively manufacture plumbing and sanitation supplies out of plastic waste. More

MIT & Neri Oxman's giant 3D printing construction robot fabricates 50-ft-diameter dome

Apr.27, 2017 - A group of researchers at MIT that includes members of Neri Oxman's Mediated Matter Group has developed a robotic system for 3D printing buildings and other large structures. The system's robotic arm can 3D print polyurethane foam molds which can then be filled with concrete. More

PostProcess Technologies raises $4M to accelerate 3D printing surface finishing systems

Apr.27, 2017 - PostProcess Technologies, an automated 3D printing post-processing company based in Buffalo, New York, announced that it has raised a whopping $4 million through a seed funding round, $1 million of which was invested by New York Ventures. More

3D Systems and United Therapeutics team up to develop 3D bioprinted lung scaffolds

Apr.27, 2017 - 3D Systems has announced a new partnership with Maryland-based biotechnology company United Therapeutics Corporation. The partnership will seek to develop solid-organ scaffolds for human transplants through the combination of 3D printing technologies and regenerative medicine. More

3D printed liver tissue helps University of Tokyo researchers test new drugs

Apr.27, 2017 - Researchers in Japan have used 3D bioprinting methods to create replica liver tissue. This model is the first of its kind to maintain metabolic functions over a long period of time, and it can be used to simulate diseases and test various new drugs for enzyme production. More

German steelmaker Kloeckner acquires 10% stake in 3D printing company BigRep

Apr.26, 2017 - German steel manufacturer Kloeckner & Co. has announced that it has acquired a 10 percent stake in Berlin-based 3D printer startup BigRep for less than 10 million euros. BigRep is known in the 3D printing industry for making some of the largest-scale FDM 3D printers. More

$839 Phrozen Make LCD DLP 3D printer raises $170K on Kickstarter

Apr.26, 2017 - Taiwanese 3D printing company Phrozen has raised almost $170,000 in a Kickstarter campaign for its new DLP 3D printer, the Phrozen Make. The crowdfunding campaign, which still has 29 days to run, reached its $30,000 goal in just four minutes. More

Prodways, Safran partner to create inorganic 3D printing materials; Prodways IPO subscription starts tomorrow

Apr.26, 2017 - French company Safran has announced a partnership with Prodways, the 3D printing subsidiary of Gorge Group. Together, the companies will seek to develop new and innovative 3D printing materials and processes. As part of the collaboration, Safran will also acquire a stake in Prodways. More

Siemens joins Adidas SPEEDFACTORIES project for custom 3D printed sportswear

Apr.26, 2017 - Sportswear giant Adidas is collaborating with manufacturing and technology company Siemens to improve the Adidas SPEEDFACTORY, a new production system that makes use of 3D printing and other modern technologies to produce high-quality sporting goods. More

Port of Rotterdam's RAMLAB unveils its first 3D printed ship component in partnership with Autodesk

Apr.26, 2017 - The Port of Rotterdam's Additive Manufacturing Fieldlab (RAMLAB) has successfully produced its first 3D printed pilot component'a ship's propeller'in partnership with Autodesk. The RAMLAB was established just over a year ago and has been pioneering the use of 3D printing in the maritime industry. More

Type A Machines improves Series 1 Pro 3D printer with BuildTak FlexPlate & Adaptive Auto-Leveling

Apr.26, 2017 - FDM 3D printer maker Type A Machines has announced an update to its Series 1 line of 3D printers. The new Series 1 Pro features a magnetic interchangeable BuildTak FlexPlate platform and an Adaptive Auto-Leveling feature. More

EOS & 3YOURMIND's AMPI tool automatically identifies parts suitable for 3D printing

Apr.26, 2017 - 3D printing company EOS has partnered with 3D model analysis company 3YOURMIND to launch its new AM Part Identifier. Also known as AMPI, the new tool allows companies to scan their existing part inventories to find out which of their existing components are best suited for 3D printing. More

DARPA asks Xerox company PARC to build new product design system for advanced manufacturing

Apr.25, 2017 - PARC, a Xerox company, has been chosen by DARPA to develop and deliver FIELDS, a 'new computational paradigm' for advanced manufacturing processes such as combined metal additive manufacturing and machining. More

Zeus the whippet learns to walk with 3D printed prosthetic paw

Apr.25, 2017 - A plastic 3D printed prosthetic paw has been made for a proud puppy after the original was lost in a fight. Brazillian veterinary surgeons took a CT scan of Zeus the whippet's remanining legs, and were able to 3D print a replica paw that will allow the dog to walk a lot more comfortably. More

New TrussFab software uses 3D printing to make boats, furniture & buildings out of plastic bottles

Apr.25, 2017 - Researchers at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany have created TrussFab, a new piece of software that turns digital 3D models into structures made from ordinary plastic bottles and 3D printed trusses. More

Google-backed Desktop Metal unveils 100x faster metal 3D printing system after raising $97M

Apr.25, 2017 - Desktop Metal has just launched two metal 3D printing products, the DM Studio and DM Production systems. The company, which has raised investments from Google, BMW, and more, says that its new products will disrupt traditional metal manufacturing methods by offering increased production speeds, safety, and quality while reducing costs. More

German industrial group Thyssenkrupp to open 3D printing center this year

Apr.25, 2017 - Thyssenkrupp, a German industrial group, has announced plans to open a 3D printing center which will allow it to produce 3D printed parts and products for its clients. According to the announcement, the upcoming 3D printing center is expected to be inaugurated in September of this year. More

3D printing and Hollywood special effects help realize ultra-realistic neurosurgical training model

Apr.25, 2017 - An interdisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, simulation engineers, and special effects experts have created a 3D printed neurosurgical model that looks and feels like a real human. The 3D printed model combines special effects materials and 3D printed parts. More

'Rapid Liquid Printing' by MIT and Steelcase could change the face of 3D printing

Apr.25, 2017 - Researchers at MIT have teamed up with Michigan-based furniture manufacturer Steelcase to develop a new method of 3D printing. Rapid Liquid Printing, as it's been dubbed, allows for the quick production of large objects using materials already found in other industrial processes. Currently under development, the new 3D printing method could be a game-changer in the field of customizing office furniture. More

Kentstrapper's large-format MAVIS 3D printer boasts filament and power outage monitors

Apr.25, 2017 - Kentstrapper, a 3D printing company based in Italy, has announced the launch of MAVIS, its new large-format 3D printer. The 3D printer boasts automatic calibration, a smart GUI, and a 400 x 700 x 700 mm build volume, and can be used for large-scale prototyping. More

Apple hires Steven Keating, MIT grad who 3D printed his own brain tumour

Apr.25, 2017 - Apple has hired Steven Keating, the MIT student who 3D printed his own brain tumor. Back in 2015, Keating made headlines with his innovative, data-centric approach to studying his cancer. The researcher gathered around 75 GB of information on his condition, which he leveraged to create digital and 3D printed models of his tumor, brain, and surgically-repaired skull. More

General Electric invests 100 million euros into German 3D printing site

Apr.25, 2017 - General Electric (GE) is continuing to focus its gaze squarely on the EU 3D printing industry, with a game-changing investment of 100 million euros ($109 million USD) into a newly acquired production site in Lichtenfels, Germany. The strategic move follows GE's acquisition of Concept Laser, a privately held German 3D printing firm, last year. More

New SAP Distributed Manufacturing application connects engineers with 3D printing service providers

Apr.24, 2017 - SAP SE, a market leader in enterprise application software headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, has today launched SAP Distributed Manufacturing, a new application that will 'make 3D printing a seamless part of digital manufacturing,' at Hannover Messe 2017. More

Nano Dimension appoints former 3D Systems president Avi Reichental to board of directors

Apr.24, 2017 - Israeli 3D printed electronics company Nano Dimension Ltd. has announced that Avi Reichental, former president, chief executive officer, and director at 3D Systems, has joined its board of directors. Nano Dimension is known best for its 3D printed multi-layer PCB technology. More

Stratasys 3D printer helps Siemens Mobility go full steam ahead with low-volume production of rail parts

Apr.24, 2017 - The Mobility Division of global engineering and technology company Siemens has announced it is using Stratasys FDM 3D printers to fabricate low-volume production parts for rail companies, including Stadtwerke Ulm/Neu Ulm (SWU) Verkehr GmbH, a German transport services provider. More

Siemens announces new online platform for global on-demand 3D printing production

Apr.24, 2017 - Global tech company Siemens has announced plans to develop a new web-based collaborative platform that will enable on-demand product design and 3D printing production across the global manufacturing industry. The new online platform is being developed by Siemens' PLM software team. More

20-year-old receives 3D printed skull implant after removal of extremely rare tumor

Apr.24, 2017 - Tiffany Cullern, a 20-year-old from Swindon, Wiltshire in the U.K., has had her skull rebuilt thanks to a 3D printed skull implant. The young woman had been suffering from an incredibly rare tumor, about the size of a golf ball, that was growing on her brain. More

Ontario's new $5M ADEISS Centre could transform medical 3D printing in North America

Apr.24, 2017 - The London Medical Network (LMN), a healthcare specialist based in Ontario, Canada, has announced the 6.8 million CAD (5 million USD) formation of a new medical 3D printing center in partnership with Ontario's Western University and British engineering firm Renishaw PLC. More

3D printed beekeeping device keeps out parasites, could send Spanish student scientists to Sydney

Apr.23, 2017 - A team of Spanish students aged between 14 and 16 is looking to raise '5,000 to take its 3D printed beekeeping solution to the FIRST LEGO League Asia Pacific Open in Sydney, Australia. The Valencia-based team, named 'Invictus Lego,' has created a 3D printed anti-parasite tool for beehives. More

Mat Collishaw's new room-sized 3D printed zoetrope blends 19th-century ideas with 21st-century tech

Apr.22, 2017 - Renowned UK artist Mat Collishaw is broadening his horizons with a new 3D printed zoetrope. 'The Centrifugal Soul' is a room-size piece covered in 3D printed birds and flowers, currently on display at Blain|Southern in London. Cut into 18 frames and spinning at 60 rotations per minute, the one-second loop appears to come magically to life. More

Adafruit 3D prints amazing flexible Lego strips that stick to any glass surface

Apr.22, 2017 - Adafuit has used 3D printing to make bases for building with Lego bricks. The flexible strips are printed using heated Ninjaflex filament, which gives them a smooth bottom that will cling tightly to glass surfaces, and the upper part of the strip allows for strong connection to any type of Lego brick More

Mag launches Kickstarter for new Mag ICreatum all-in-one 3D printer, CNC mill and laser engraver

Apr.21, 2017 - A new 3D printer, the Mag ICreatum, is now being crowdfunded through Kickstarter. The all-in-one 3D printer offers laser engraving, CNC carving and plotting, as well as FFF 3D printing. It's an all-metal machine designed to be easy to use as well as affordable and modifiable. More

Korean government to incentivize 3D printing, robotics, AI in healthcare

Apr.21, 2017 - The South Korean government has announced the establishment of a new evaluations system for the use of medical devices. It is taking measures to ensure that newer, innovative technologies like 3D printing or robotics will be particularly incentivized. More

3D printing could help 27-year-old Chinese woman grow a new face

Apr.21, 2017 - A 27-year-old woman from Shanghai is set to undergo a one-year facial reconstruction process after losing much of her face to infection as a child, according to sources in China. 3D printing will be used to create guides for the new facial features. More

SHINING3D opens new EMEA HQ in Germany, launches two new Einscan 3D scanners

Apr.21, 2017 - SHINING3D has announced the opening of its European Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. SHINING3D EMEA has already kicked off its operations with the launch of a new generation of EinScan 3D scanners, which includes the EinScan-SE (Elite) and the EinScan-SP (Platinum). More

Adafruit's 3D printed LED wayFinder is the barbarian cosplay prop we've been waiting for

Apr.21, 2017 - Adafruit's Erin St Blaine has designed a 'glowing viking rune wayFinder' for a barbarian cosplay costume. The prop, inspired by 'ancient stories and legends' while containing the 'newest fanciest tech,' has a 3D printed plastic case and glowing LED strips. More

3D printed Cora Ball aims to stop water pollution caused by laundry microfibers

Apr.21, 2017 - The Rozalia Project has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a remarkably simple product that could have a real impact on the state of our oceans. Made with the help of 3D printing, the Cora Ball is designed to catch microfibers that are shed from our clothes in the washing machine. More

Johnson and Johnson introduces new surgical tools including 3D printed bone technology from TRS

Apr.20, 2017 - De Puy Synthes, which is part of the Johnson and Johnson family, has acquired 3D printed bone technology from Tissue Regeneration Systems. This will complement of a new range of medical devices and solutions that Johnson and Johnson will be introducing to the market, including surgical guides and implants. More

MAN Diesel & Turbo 3D prints serial production gas turbine components

Apr.20, 2017 - German engine provider MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced it is now 3D printing metal components for its gas turbines. The company claims it is the first manufacturer in the world to integrate metal 3D printed parts 'not only for test runs, but also for serial production.' More

Metal 3D printing supports 'eaten away' in electrochemical process developed at Arizona State

Apr.20, 2017 - Owen Hildreth, an assistant professor of 3D nanofabrication at Arizona State University (ASU), has devised an electrochemical process that could be used to 'eat away' the support structures used in metal 3D printing. More

This stunning stained glass window was made using 3D printing technology

Apr.20, 2017 - Last year, Toronto-based 3D printing and rapid prototyping service Custom Prototypes amazed us with a stunning 3D printed replica of Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night. Now, it has come through yet again with an equally impressive artistic project: a 3D printed, 100% plastic stained glass window. More

Renault's RS 2027 Vision F1 concept car has a 3D printed cockpit

Apr.20, 2017 - French automaker Renault has used this week's Auto Shanghai event in China to showcase the R.S. 2027 Vision, a concept for a future Formula 1 car. The entire cockpit of the car is 3D printed. More

Duke University's cartilage-mimicking 3D printed hydrogels could help repair damaged knees

Apr.20, 2017 - Researchers from Duke University are developing a 3D bioprinting material that could one day be used to create patient-specific cartilage implants. The cartilage-mimicking material is made from a hydrogel mixture and could be used to 3D print menisci implants to repair damaged knees. More

German researchers use stereolithography to 3D print tiny glass structures at low temperatures

Apr.20, 2017 - Researchers in Germany have found a way to 3D print glass at relatively low temperatures. By mixing glass powder with a photosensitive polymer, the researchers were able to print detailed glass structures (including a glass pretzel) using an ordinary stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer. More

Oracle uses Carbon's CLIP technology to 3D print thousands of end-use server brackets in days

Apr.20, 2017 - Oracle Labs, the R&D unit of computer tech corporation Oracle, has enlisted the help of 3D printing company Carbon to help it design and 3D print a high volume of an end-use bracket for its new research server. According to Oracle, only Carbon's CLIP technology was suited for the task. More

New 3D printing tech at Hong Kong PolyU prepares doctors for TAVI heart procedures

Apr.19, 2017 - After establishing a 620-square-meter 3D printing lab containing over 50 3D printers, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has now invested in a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) simulation system that could help doctors prepare for heart treatments. More

Gulliver's Gate: a mini 3D printed world opens in NYC Times Square

Apr.19, 2017 - On May 9, New York City's Times Square will officially open the doors of its newest attraction. Called Gulliver's Gate, the new exhibition consists of a $40 million miniature model of many of the world's landmarks and countries. The amazing model combines traditional model making with technologies such as 3D printing. More

MUSC researchers 3D print model of intracranial artery to standardize vessel-wall MRI scans

Apr.19, 2017 - Medical researchers have 3D printed a highly accurate replica of an intracranial artery. This 'phantom' model can help to standardize global protocols for high-resolution MRI scanning, which will further research and treatment of ICAD, the leading cause of strokes worldwide. More

NASA develops 3D printed 'space fabrics' for spacesuits, shields, more

Apr.19, 2017 - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has unveiled its latest 3D printing development: metallic 'space fabrics.' The 3D printed metal fabrics, which are strong, foldable, reflective, and highly heat resistant, could be used to create astronaut spacesuits or shields and insulation for spacecraft. More

Kodak's Micro 3D Printing and Packaging division to become Advanced Materials and 3D Printing Technology unit

Apr.19, 2017 - Kodak has announced a revision to its reporting and division structure. Projects carried out in the Micro 3D Printing unit will now be moved into a new division: Advanced Materials and 3D Printing Technology. The new unit will also include the operations of the current Intellectual Property Solutions Division. More

Etihad & Diehl Aerosystems cut costs by 30% with serial-produced 3D printed cabin part

Apr.19, 2017 - Etihad Airways Engineering has signed an agreement with Diehl Aerosystems to design, manufacture, and install an inflight entertainment (IFE) cover plate, its first serial-produced 3D printed plastic part for an aircraft cabin. More

EOS, Daimler, Aerotec launch NextGenAM project to advance industrial metal 3D printing

Apr.19, 2017 - Industrial 3D printer company EOS has announced a new partnership with Premium Aerotec and automaker Daimler. Through the partnership, the companies will establish a production system for serial additive manufacturing. The metal 3D printing initiative, called the NextGenAM project, is set to launch in May 2017. More

Materialise & Wohlers Associates announce 3-day course on design for additive manufacturing (DfAM)

Apr.19, 2017 - 3D printing software company Materialise and additive-focused consulting firm Wohlers Associates have announced a three-day course on design for additive manufacturing (DfAM), to be held at Materialise HQ in Leuven, Belgium. More

Polish students design eco-friendly 3D printed shoes & customization app

Apr.19, 2017 - Two design students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw have designed and crafted a line of customizable 3D printed shoes. The shoes, which are made from eco-friendly materials and can be customized by the wearer through an app, were prototyped and 3D printed using ZMorph's Multitool 3D printer. More

Solar Turbines improves 3D printed gas turbines with Sigma Labs quality assurance software

Apr.19, 2017 - 3D printing just got a little greener upon the signing of a new contract between Sigma Labs and California turbine producer Solar Turbines. The deal will see Sigma Labs, a leading player in 3D printing quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D brand, help in the production of Solar Turbines' gas turbines. More

Giant 3D printed '(Ultra) Light Network' installation dazzles iLight festival-goers in Singapore

Apr.18, 2017 - Felix Raspall and Carlos Banon, architecture professors from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), have premiered a new 3D printed light installation at the iLight Marina Bay festival in Singapore. Spanning 10 meters, '(Ultra) Light Network' stands as a tetrahedral mesh sculpture unlike any architecture you've ever seen before. More

3D printed vagina artist Megumi Igarashi fined ¥400K after ‘obscenity’ charges upheld by Tokyo High Court

Apr.18, 2017 - The case of Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokdenashi-ko (Good-for-nothing-girl), has had a recent update as the Tokyo High Court upheld a lower court's decision to charge her with obscenity for the distribution of 3D scanned models of her vagina. The controversial artist has been ordered to pay a fine of ¥400K. More

GE Healthcare could soon turn CT scans into 3D printed medical models with 'click of a button'

Apr.18, 2017 - Engineers at GE Healthcare are working towards a future in which 3D printed medical models can be made 'with the click of a button.' The company is currently exploring whether it could send CT scan data straight to a 3D printer, cutting out several intermediate conversion stages. More

'Contour' by Slickwraps will 3D print a second skin onto your iPhone...or will it?

Apr.18, 2017 - Slickwraps, a smartphone case company based in Andover, Kansas, claims to have developed a product called 'Contour,' a $300 3D printer that can create customized 3D printed 'skins' for smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices. Unfortunately, there's a caveat. More

Cedars-Sinai team 3D prints heel models to test effectiveness of CMT surgical treatments

Apr.18, 2017 - A team of investigators from the Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles have used a series of 3D printed models to prove that existing procedures for treating Charcot-Marie-Tooth heel deformities are in need of improvement, as they do not sufficiently correct the problem. More

Femtosatellite launcher 3D printed in space after winning ISS Design Challenge

Apr.18, 2017 - A 3D printable satellite launcher, the winner of last year's International Space Station (ISS) Design Challenge, has been 3D printed in space. The device was designed by California engineer Andy Filo and selected for the top prize by Mouser Electronics Inc. and MythBusters' Grant Imahara. More

Businesses not concerned enough about 3D printing IP risks, DMH Stallard study shows

Apr.18, 2017 - A study recently conducted by British law firm DMH Stallard found that while companies are excited about the potentials of 3D printing, they are perhaps not concerned enough about the risks the technology could pose for intellectual property. More

Swansea University researchers wrapped up in wound-monitoring 3D printed 'smart bandages'

Apr.17, 2017 - Researchers at Swansea University in the UK are developing 3D printed 'smart bandages' that can precisely monitor the healing of a wound. The bandages would use 5G data to transfer information about a wound to computers or other smart devices. More

GeckoTek launches new EZ Stick 3D printer build surface via Kickstarter

Apr.17, 2017 - Ohio-based startup GeckoTek, which came onto the 3D printing scene in 2014 with its GeckoTek Build Plates, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new EZ Stick 3D Printer Build Surface. So far, the campaign has raised nearly $8,000 of its $20,000 goal. More

Could skyscrapers of the future 3D print their own apartments?

Apr.17, 2017 - Malaysian architecture student Haseef Rafiei has come up with a radical idea for futuristic housing: a 'vending machine' skyscraper that 3D prints its own dwellings. Rafiei's Pod Skyscraper design received an honorable mention at the 2017 eVolo Skyscraper Competition. More

University of Minnesota's 3D bioprinted tissue patch could help repair damaged heart cells

Apr.17, 2017 - A team of biomedical researchers from the University of Minnesota have developed a 3D bioprinted patch that could help to heal heart tissue after a heart attack. The breakthrough process was recently published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation Research. More

Instructable for a 3D printed Deadpool Bubble Breezer that will blow you away

Apr.16, 2017 - A 3D printing hobbyist and comics enthusiast has come up with a new project combining his two passions. Having already produced items such as a Deadpool themed knife block, Britt Michelsen has now released the instructions for making his Deadpool Bubble Breezer. The Instructable page for the novelty bubble toy will teach you a thing or two about amateur 3D printing, and hopefully make you laugh at the same time More

3D printing news roundup - Apr 15 - 4Web Medical's record growth, 3D Systems reduces price of ProX SLS 500, more

Apr.15, 2017 - Here's another roundup of what's been going on recently in the 3D printing world, with some brief stories that could have easily passed you by in another non-stop week of exciting developments. 3D printed implant company 4Web Medical has announced record growth for the first quarter of this year, and 3D Systems has reduced the price of its ProX SLS 500 3D printer, and more besides More

University of Helsinki researchers 3D print microreactor to speed up chemical analyses

Apr.14, 2017 - A team of researchers from the University of Helsinki in Finland have created a 3D printed microreactor device that has helped them to study chemical reactions more efficiently and to improve their research process. More

Liebherr-Aerospace has first 3D printed aircraft component flown on Airbus A380

Apr.14, 2017 - Airbus has successfully flown a 3D printed spoiler actuator valve block made by Liebherr-Aerospace. Liebherr says the part, flown on an Airbus A380 passenger airliner test flight, is the first 3D printed primary flight control hydraulic component flown on an Airbus aircraft. More

Belgium's Miam Factory is making flawless 3D printed chocolates

Apr.14, 2017 - Belgium-based startup Miam Factory, a spinoff of the University of Liege's Smart Gastronomy Lab, has been turning out some spectacular 3D printed chocolates. From making traditional Easter prints, to edible beer bottles, Miam Factory is at the forefront of chocolate 3D printing. More

OhmniLabs' new 3D printed Ohmni robot helps families stay connected

Apr.13, 2017 - Robotics startup company OhmniLabs has launched an Indiegogo campaign for Ohmni, a new 3D printed robot. It is designed to be an easy-to-use telepresence solution, allowing people in different parts of the world to stay connected with their loved ones and participate in household tasks together More

isodo3D 3D prints replicas of Falcon Trophy for Abu Dhabi Pro-Am golf tournament

Apr.13, 2017 - IMG Golf and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council recently enlisted the help of UK-based 3D printing solutions supplier isodo3D to 3D print replica trophies for its Pro-Am tournament. The 3D printed trophies were based on the iconic Falcon Trophy designed by Edward Asprey. More

Hochschule Coburg's 3D printed 'TOXIC' racer is powered by a single drill

Apr.13, 2017 - A team of students from a German university have built a single-person racing vehicle using 3D printing technologies. The impressive racer, called 'TOXIC,' is powered by a single cordless, electric drill—the kind you might find in your own tool kit. More

Leapfrog cuts price of Creatr HS 3D printer by €1K, starts donation campaign for education

Apr.13, 2017 - Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Leapfrog has announced a price drop of €1,000 on its Creatr HS 3D printer, taking the price down from '2,499 to '1,499. The company has also started a donation campaign for education. More

It's 3D printin' good! KFC India customers get personalized 3D printed figurines with their chicken

Apr.13, 2017 - Select KFC restaurants in India are offering customers 3D printed figurines of themselves when they buy the KFC I-Box, a 5-in-1 chicken meal. The chosen restaurants have set up Twindom full-body 3D scanning booths where customers can get themselves digitized. More

Dutch 3D printer company Nectar receives €1M investment to expand production of Nectar One

Apr.13, 2017 - Dutch 3D printer company Nectar has received a one million euro investment from Dutch investment company TIIN Capital and venture capital firm PPM Oost. The funding will allow the Arnhem-based startup to increase its production, sales, marketing, and R&D for its Nectar One 3D printer. More

BeeHex partners with Cali'flour for 3D printed vegan pizza crust

Apr.13, 2017 - BeeHex, a 3D printed pizza specialist that was once affiliated with NASA, is collaborating with cauliflower pizza crust company Cali'Flour to develop a 3D printed vegan pizza crust. The companies recently demonstrated the 3D printing process at a sold-out event in Columbus, Ohio. More

Northwestern researchers 3D print structures with Martian & lunar dust simulants

Apr.13, 2017 - Northwestern University's Ramille Shah has led her Tissue Engineering and Additive Manufacturing (TEAM) Laboratory to 3D print structures made out of Martian and lunar dust simulants. Despite being made of dust, the structures have a flexible, rubberlike consistency. More

New 4D printing technique allows 3D prints to transform permanently when exposed to heat

Apr.13, 2017 - A joint team of international researchers has unveiled a 3D printing method that allows printed objects to permanently transform into different forms when exposed to heat. The new '4D printing' technique could have wide ranging applications in biomedicine, electronics, etc. More

3D printing news ICYMI: Organovo's new CEO, Wiivv's breaks record, Protolabs settles with Ico Products, more

Apr.12, 2017 - Here's another summary of some smaller 3D printing news items that may have passed you by recently. Organovo has announced a new CEO, Wiiv Wearables has broken a 3D printing record on Kickstarter, and much more besides, in a typically busy week for the 3D printing industry. More

Cambodian startup ARC Hub PNH 3D prints prosthetic hands for landmine victims

Apr.12, 2017 - ARC Hub PNH, Cambodia's first and only 3D printing company has partnered with the Victoria Hand Project (a Canadian 3D printed prosthetic NGO) to create and deploy twenty-five 3D printed prosthetics, each of which has gone to a survivor of a landmine explosion. More

Our top 10 free 3D prints for Easter 2017

Apr.12, 2017 - Whether the winter snow is just starting to melt or the flowers are already blooming, there is no question that springtime is in the air, and that Easter is just right around the corner. To get in the spirit, here are 10 of our favorite Easter 3D prints of the year. More

Realistic 'Mikoto' 3D printed medical training robot developed in Tottori, Japan

Apr.12, 2017 - Tmsuk R&D Inc., a medical venture firm based in Tottori Prefecture, Japan, has teamed up with the Tottori University Hospital to create what could very well be the future of medical simulations: a 3D printed robot named Mikoto. More

New LIFTcell system from Coobx can connect, control & automate up to 12 resin 3D printers

Apr.12, 2017 - Coobx, a Liechtenstein-based additive manufacturing company, has announced the launch of its LIFTcell 3D printing production lines, available as three different units with different levels of automation. The largest, LIFTcell 12, handles up to six materials across 12 3D printers. More

Indian jewelry brand Isharya unveils ‘Infinite Petals’ 3D printed jewelry collection

Apr.12, 2017 - Indian fashion jewelry brand Isharya has announced its first foray into 3D printed jewelry with the launch of its latest collection: Infinite Petals. The additively manufactured accessories are being unveiled today at the brand’s Summer Edit event in Mumbai. More

3D printed mintyPi 2.0 transforms mint tin into ultra-discreet Raspberry Pi game console

Apr.12, 2017 - Looking for a 'fresh' 3D printing challenge? YouTuber and 3D printing enthusiast Sudomod has, with the help of some 3D printed parts, turned an Altoids mint tin into a Raspberry Pi game console that fits in your pocket. The mintyPi 2.0 uses WiFi and USB sound. More

University of Michigan medical residents use 3D printed surgical models to practice reconstructive cartilage grafting

Apr.12, 2017 - Residents from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor have been using 3D printed surgical models and training tools to practice and hone their surgical skills in a hands-on way. The practice has reduced the need for human cadavers. More

Siemens integrates Materialise 3D printing tech into NX software

Apr.11, 2017 - Siemens has teamed up with Materialise to integrate 3D printing technology into its NX software, streamlining the process between initial design and final product manufacturing with a focus on powder bed fusion and material jetting 3D printing. More

Sperm cells fitted with 3D printed tubes to fight gynaecological cancer

Apr.11, 2017 - A team of researchers in Germany have devised an ingenious new way to deliver anti-cancer drugs into the female reproductive system. Fitting sperm cells with 3D printed tubes, which are then coated with metal, allows the sperm to be magnetically guided to the correct cells. More

Startup Metal Heart developing South Africa's first production metal 3D printer following $1.23M govt. investment

Apr.11, 2017 - Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), a national development finance institution owned by the South African government, has invested 17 million rand ($1.23M) in Metal Heart, a Gauteng-based 3D printing startup. Metal Heart will produce South Africa's first production-ready metal 3D printer. More

$6.25M NIH grant supports 3D bioprinting research at new Center for Engineering Complex Tissues

Apr.11, 2017 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has pumped $6.25 million into the new Center for Engineering Complex Tissues (CECT), a tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting lab that will be run by Rice University, the University of Maryland, and Wake Forest University starting April 15. More

HELIOS Klinikum's 3D printed titanium hip implant ends 40 years of pain for dysplasia patient

Apr.11, 2017 - Orthopedic surgeons at the HELIOS Klinikum Hildesheim in Germany have made a 3D printed hip implant for a 40-year-old Cypriot woman whose congenital malformation of the hips had given her constant pain throughout her life. More

Alexis Walsh's new APEX COAT merges 3D printed design with handcrafting techniques

Apr.11, 2017 - Up-and-coming fashion designer Alexis Walsh, who specializes in 3D printed fashion, has unveiled her latest garment: the APEX COAT. Made in collaboration with designer Justin Hattendorf, the garment features beautiful 3D printed embellishments. More

New StoneFil 3D printer filament by Formfutura combines PLA with powdered stone

Apr.11, 2017 - Formfutura, the Dutch filament producer, is launching a new PLA-based filament for desktop 3D printers that is sure to excite pottery enthusiasts. The company's new 'StoneFil' 3D printer filament is based on Formfutura's modified EasyFil PLA compound but comes with a clever twist: this filament is gravimetrically filled with 50% powdered stone. More

Norsk Titanium 3D prints first FAA-approved structural titanium components for Boeing Dreamliner

Apr.10, 2017 - Norsk Titanium 3D prints first FAA-approved structural titanium components for Boeing Dreamliner. Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be First Commercial Airplane to Fly with Certified Additive-Manufactured Titanium Parts in Structural Applications. More

3-year-old secretary bird sports e-NABLE's first 3D printed prosthetic bird leg

Apr.10, 2017 - One very lucky bird in Northwestern Germany is the owner of a new 3D printed prosthetic limb thanks to e-NABLE associate Lars Thalmann. Sockchen is a three-year-old Secretary bird, an African species with a crane-like shape, who resides in the Walsrode sanctuary. More

Apples vs arthritis: Spanish researchers fight diseases with 3D bioprinting material made from food waste

Apr.10, 2017 - Researchers from the Centre for Biomedical Technology at Universidad Polit'cnica de Madrid (CTB-UPM) and the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) have turned apple waste into a biocompatible, 3D printable material that could be used to combat osteoporosis, arthritis, and osteoarthritis. More

New Roboze One 3D printer promises 25 micron resolution, upgraded extruder, more

Apr.10, 2017 - Roboze, a 3D printer manufacturer based in Bari, Italy, today announced the launch of its New Roboze One 3D printer, an upgraded version of its well-established Roboze One. The new fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printer offers a range of new features while maintaining the company's Beltless system. More

Shimifrez gets $750K from Canada Makes to expand thin metal additive manufacturing processes

Apr.10, 2017 - Shimifrez Inc. has received a reported $750K in funding from Canada Makes. The funding will allow Shimifrez to create 8 new jobs at its facility in Vaughan, Ontario, and will contribute to accelerate its photo chemical etching and electroforming technologies, which are used to manufacture thin copper parts. More

3D printed device turns your phone into sperm testing kit for male infertility

Apr.10, 2017 - Researchers have designed a new portable device that can be used to test sperm samples. People with fertility issues can simply attach the 3D printed device to their smartphone and download an app, which will analyse a video of the sperm and determine several important factors to a high degree of accuracy. More

Look inside PassivDom's $32K mobile house that can be 3D printed in 8 hours

Apr.10, 2017 - Ukrainian 3D printing construction company PassivDom is now taking preorders for its self-powered home that can be 3D printed in just eight hours. The compact house, which costs $32,000 and can be built anywhere, relies on solar energy. More

PeptiGelDesign and regenHU release EMC-Bioink, a new family of 3D bioprinting materials

Apr.10, 2017 - Swiss biomedical company regenHU has partnered with UK-based synthetic biomaterial producer PeptiGelDesign Technologies to release a series of synthetic bioinks for 3D bioprinting. The ready-to-print bioinks were developed for applications in tissue engineering and 3D cell biology. More

Huggable 3D printed soft robots could transform Disney theme parks, new patent suggests

Apr.10, 2017 - Disney has filed a patent for a 3D printed soft body robot that is suitable for 'physical interaction with humans.' The patent says that Disney has already built a small, human-like prototype based on a popular Disney character. More

European Defence Agency study will explore impact of 3D printing for defense

Apr.10, 2017 - The EDA is launching a project to explore the potential impact of 3D printing in the defense industry. Entitled 'Additive Manufacturing Feasibility Study & Technology Demonstration,' the project is being undertaken in partnership with Fundacion Prodintec and MBDA FR. More

'Burned Your Tweet': 3D printed robot prints and burns every Trump tweet, gets away with it

Apr.9, 2017 - Meet the 3D printed robot that's anonymously doing everyone's bidding. Known solely through its Twitter account 'Burned Your Tweet,' this feisty little bot has one job: printing President Donald Trump's tweets, burning them, and tweeting photographic evidence back to the president with the message '@RealDonaldTrump I burned your tweet.' More

Zero Terminal Raspberry Pi device is a DIY handheld Linux PC in a 3D printed case

Apr.9, 2017 - A new Raspberry device has been built with a specially designed 3D printed case. Known as the Zero Terminal, the portable computer was made by a hobbyist looking to create the perfect handheld Linux device. It has a number of useful features, including easy wi-fi connection and a HDMI out port More

3D Printing News ICYMI: Robo 3D, buildpl8, Verbatim, Igus, Roboze, AtlanticProCare & Aether 1 bioprinter

Apr.8, 2017 - Another round-up of recent news items that you might not have been aware of, to keep you up-to-date in what has been a very busy and exciting time for 3D printing. Verbatim has released a new PP filament, Robo3D has partnered with a number of Candian retailers, online 3D service buildpl8'has helped to provide employment for people with autism, amongst other interesting developments throughout the industry. More

2017 OZY Genius Award granted to maker of 3D printed prosthetic socket

Apr.8, 2017 - A 2017 OZY Genius Award has been granted to Claudine Humure of Wheaton College, for her 3D printed adjustable prosthetic socket. The prestigious award, funded by OZY Media, aims to support and celebrate the next Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey, or Mark Zuckerberg, granting up to $10,000 for the outstanding innovations of 10 college students. More

UC San Diego Students 3D print satellite for lunar orbit via NASA's Cube Quest Challenge

Apr.7, 2017 - We may soon see the first satellite built by students to orbit the moon. An ambitious team of undergraduates from Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) at University of California San Diego (UCSD) have officially set their sights on NASA's Cube Quest Challenge. And in what should come as no surprise to some, 3D printing featured heavily in the construction of this underdog satellite. More

Experiments on miniature 3D printed lightweight lattice structures shed light on structural weaknesses

Apr.7, 2017 - Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have successfully tested theoretical models that predict the failure behaviour of miniaturized lattice structures. The 3D printed structures underwent compression tests and tomography to show how a lattice structure deforms, and the behaviour fitted well with the researcher's predictions. This is relevant information for how these structures can be deployed in future More

Researchers 3D print robust and elastic structures with simulated lunar and martian soil

Apr.7, 2017 - Research has been carried out on a new approach for creating robust, elastic, designer Lunar and Martian regolith simulant (LRS and MRS, respectively) architectures using ambient condition, extrusion-based 3D-printing of regolith simulant inks. The process is designed to be used for space exploration voyages, particularly to the Moon or Mars, where resources will be limited. More

Eurecat unveils new 3D printer featuring real-time virtual reality monitoring

Apr.7, 2017 - At a trade fair in Barcelona, a groundbreaking new 3D printer was demonstrated by Eurecat. The 3D printer makes use of virtual reality technology, to demonstrate the progress of a particular print job. Production plants will be able to use it to monitor their 3D printing work in real-time, remotely from any location More

McLaren adds 3D printed parts to MCL32 2017 F1 car, trials Stratasys 'pit stop 3D printer'

Apr.7, 2017 - After partnering with 3D Printing giant Stratasys in January, Formula 1 car manufacturer McLaren Racing has announced that its 2017 MCL32 race car features 3D printed components, including a hydraulic line bracket, brake cooling ducts, and a rear wing flap made with a 3D printed mold. More

Leapfrog 3D Printers releases new high-strength Engineering PLA filament

Apr.7, 2017 - Dutch additive manufacturing company Leapfrog 3D Printers has launched a new FDM 3D printing filament called Engineering PLA. The new 3D printing material is being marketed as a 'perfected and highly resistant version' of traditional PLA, making it an advantageous alternative to ABS. More

Adidas to mass-produce 3D printed Futurecraft 4D shoe with Carbon's 3D printing technology

Apr.7, 2017 - California 3D printer manufacturer Carbon (Carbon3D) has teamed with German sportswear giant Adidas to create a new 3D printed shoe. The companies will use Carbon's Digital Light Synthesis technique to create more than 100,000 pairs of Adidas' Futurecraft 4D shoe before 2019. More

Sodick's new 'Parallel Mode' for OPM metal 3D printer series could increase production rates

Apr.7, 2017 - Sodick, an American manufacturer of metal 3D printing systems, has announced its latest high-performance additive manufacturing technology: Parallel Mode. The new method, which upgrades Sodick's existing OPM250L metal 3D printing tech, could help to radically increase print speeds. More

UK steel company William Cook saves 200 local jobs by investing £6M in 3D printing & precision foundry

Apr.6, 2017 - William Cook Cast Products, a casting company based in Sheffield, UK, has invested £6 million ($7.5M) in new technology, including a huge 3D printer, in an effort to keep its business alive. The company says it is the 'last throw of the dice' following a decline in demand for British steel. More

Young makers showcase 3D printed inventions at Autodesk event

Apr.6, 2017 - Aged between 11 and 17, three gifted young 3D printing enthusiasts showed off their work at a recent event hosted by Autodesk. They are hoping to change the world with their ingenious inventions: a prosthetic arm that shoots glitter, a 'fidget toy' to keep the hands of ADHD sufferers busy, and a football-shaped device to get lifesaving masks to people trapped in burning buildings. More

Australian raises $33K to ship 3D printed 'Kinetic Finger' & other prosthetics to kids worldwide

Apr.6, 2017 - Mat Bowtell, an engineer and father from Melbourne, has been 3D printing prosthetic hands and fingers for children around the world, all for no cost. Bowtell, who has been making 3D printed assistive devices for over two years now, even designed his own 3D printable 'Kinetic Finger,' a functional prosthetic for partial finger amputees. More

Victrex acquires PEEK fiber manufacturer Zyex for £10M to expand 3D printing applications

Apr.6, 2017 - Victrex plc, a British supplier of high-performance polymers, has announced its recent acquisition of Zyex, one of the world's leading manufacturers of PEEK fibers. The £10 million acquisition will allow Victrex to further explore the use of PEEK fibers in 3D printing applications. More

Arlington bioengineer awarded $211K NIH grant to develop 3D printed blood vessels for children

Apr.6, 2017 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a a $211,000 R21 grant to an engineer at the University of Texas at Arlington. The money will allow Yi Hong and his partner Guohao Dai to develop 3D printable materials for creating new blood vessels for children with vascular defects. More

Boeing's new venture capital arm HorizonX to invest in 3D printing, AI, autonomous cars

Apr.6, 2017 - Boeing has announced the launch of HorizonX, its new venture capital division which will be geared specifically towards investing in innovative tech startups. HorizonX will be looking to several areas of interest for its investments, including 3D printing, self-driving vehicles, and artificial intelligence. More

Northwell Health's amphibious 3D printed leg prosthesis 'The Fin' helps veteran swim again

Apr.6, 2017 - New York-based healthcare provider Northwell Health has provided Marine Corps veteran Dan Lasko with what could be the world's first 3D printed amphibious prosthetic leg. 'The Fin' allows amputees like Lasko to both walk and swim without switching prostheses. More

Zaha Hadid Architects display stunning 3D printed 'Thallus' structure at Milan Design Week 2017

Apr.6, 2017 - Milan Design Week 2017, an event that highlights the newest and best in international design, kicked off this week in the Italian city. One piece that has grabbed our attention is a stunning installation, designed and 3D printed by one of our favorite architecture firms: Zaha Hadid Architects. More

Cleveland Indians baseball star Corey Kluber dons 3D printed New Balance cleats in MLB first

Apr.5, 2017 - Sportswear company New Balance recently used 3D printing to design a new pair of cleats for Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber. The shoes had special plates installed in them that were 3D printed based on data gathered about the player's pitching stance. More

3D Printing News ICMYI: 3D printed in-ear devices, Zuken partners with Nano Dimension, more

Apr.5, 2017 - Another quick summary of some important 3D printing news that might have passed you by this week, with a new project to 3D print in-ear devices, a partnership between Nano Dimension and Zuken, and much more besides. More

I3D Innovation releases XL and XXL-sized Multi 512 & Multi 600 3D printers for extra-large print jobs

Apr.5, 2017 - I3D Innovation has just announced the launch of the Multi 512 and Multi 600 machines, which cater towards larger prints. The XL and XXL machines have extra-hot extrusion heads and a heated print chamber, purportedly making the FDM process particularly efficient and precise. More

3D printing company Stratasys invests in LPW Technology to advance metal powder solutions

Apr.5, 2017 - LPW Technology, the UK-based developer, manufacturer, and supplier of metal powders, has announced that it has received a significant strategic investment from 3D printing solutions company Stratasys Ltd. The investment will help LPW Technology to further develop its metal powder business. More

3Ders interview with 3D printed jewelry and prosthetics designer Justyna Stasiewicz

Apr.5, 2017 - Justyna Stasiewicz is performing a rare balancing act. Despite currently studying for a PhD, the Polish designer runs her own 3D printed jewelry company, and has also devoted time to creating 3D printed prosthetic hands. We asked Stasiewicz a few questions about her work. More

SIA Engineering and Stratasys partner to accelerate 3D printing for commercial aircraft parts

Apr.5, 2017 - Sia Engineering, stratasys, mou, additive manufacturing strategic partnership, 3D printing for commercial aircraft parts More

Italian drone company Soleon uses 3D printing to improve battery life of crop dusting UAV

Apr.5, 2017 - Italian drone company Soleon has been using 3D printing to reduce the weight of drone components, improving the efficiency of its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). One of its latest products, SoleonAgro, is an agricultural pest control drone with a laser sintered polyamide body. More

UK medical 3D printing company axial3D raises £500K in funding round

Apr.5, 2017 - axial3D, a 3D printed medical model specialist based in Belfast, UK, has raised over £500,000 ($624K) in seed funding to bring its medical 3D printing tech to new markets. Techstart NI, the largest single investor, pledged £100,000 in the round, and has now contributed £250,000 in total. More

Is Chowbotics' $30K salad-making robot the future of food prep?

Apr.5, 2017 - Not sure what to have for lunch? How about a salad, expertly assembled and tossed by a robot named Sally? The food-making robot, developed by 'robots for restaurants' startup Chowbotics, is the latest in automated cuisine coming out of Silicon Valley. More

3D printing helps Munich & INRS-EMT researchers develop printable resistive memory devices

Apr.5, 2017 - Researchers in Germany and Canada have used a form of 3D printing'to develop a new resistive memory (ReRAM) device. The device uses its state of resistance to represent binary information. More

New research project by MIT and Binghamton could make FDM 3D printing a whole lot faster

Apr.5, 2017 - As desktop FDM 3D printers become increasingly accessible, one aspect of the technology has remained somewhat prohibitive: printing speed. Fortunately, a joint team of researchers has pinpointed some existing obstructions in 3D printers that can be addressed to make the entire 3D printing process much faster. More

Aerojet Rocketdyne tests largest 3D printed rocket engine part made of copper

Apr.4, 2017 - Aerojet Rocketdyne's engineering team has completed the hot-fire testing of what it says is the largest 3D printed copper part for a rocket engine. The part was made from a copper alloy using laser sintering, and offers many benefits over the aluminum part that it is replacing. More

Made In Space celebrates one year anniversary of Additive Manufacturing Facility aboard ISS

Apr.4, 2017 - On March 23rd, 2016, Made In Space officially launched the AMF, a zero-gravity, second-generation 3D printer, on the International Space Station. Now, the high-profile 3D printing innovators are looking back at their achievements over the past year, as well as the future of additive manufacturing in space. More

VECTARY users can now generate 3D printable models from Noun Project library

Apr.4, 2017 - 3D modeling platform VECTARY has launched a new app feature in collaboration with the Noun Project, one of the biggest online collections of icons in the world. The new plugin allows users to import 2D icons from the Noun Project's online library for free and have them automatically transformed into 3D printable models. More

LASIMM: Consortium of 10 incl. BAE Systems & Autodesk to build hybrid manufacturing system

Apr.4, 2017 - Six companies, two universities, and two research institutes have joined forces for the LASIMM (Large Additive Subtractive Integrated Modular Machine) 3D printing project, which has received funding from the European Union to develop a hybrid additive/subtractive manufacturing system. More

Rescoll and 3NTR develop 'low-cost' FDM 3D printer for high-performance thermoplastics

Apr.4, 2017 - French technology services company SRC Rescoll has partnered with Italian industrial 3D printer manufacturer SME 3NTR to develop an affordable industrial 3D printer that can use high performance plastics, such as PEEK and ULTEM. The project, named SPECTRAL is a part of the CleanSky program. More

Wohlers Report 2017: 3D printing industry grew 17.4% in 2016, now worth $6.063 billion

Apr.4, 2017 - Wohlers Associates Inc, the leading consultant firm in the 3D printing industry, has just released its 22nd annual report, the Wohlers Report 2017. According to the highly anticipated report, the additive manufacturing industry grew by 17.4% in 2016, and 97 manufacturers produced and sold 3D printing systems. More

Lockheed Martin embraces 3D printing & VR to boost Air Force missile contract chances

Apr.4, 2017 - Defense company Lockheed Martin is planning to use 3D printing and virtual reality (VR) to lower the cost of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) which it could soon supply to the U.S. Air Force. The company says parts like tubing, routings, bottles, and attachments could all be 3D printed. More

French initiative will 3D print 95 sq m social housing building near Nantes

Apr.4, 2017 - As part of Nantes' CityLab initiative, the University of Nantes will be 3D printing a 95m2 social housing structure in the La Bottiere district. The 3D printed building will be constructed using the university's patented BatiPrint3D technology. More

On Site Robotics modernizes construction with large-scale 3D printing system and camera drones

Apr.4, 2017 - Barcelona's IAAC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) has teamed with Basque technology company Tecnalia to develop On Site Robotics, a 3D printing construction project in which sustainable, low-cost buildings can be built with 100% natural materials. More

3D printed MucoJet device could make vaccinations needle free in next 5-10 yrs

Apr.4, 2017 - A team of researchers from UC Berkeley has developed a potentially game-changing vaccine administering device called MucoJet. The tiny device, which is made with the help of 3D printing, allows users to easily administer a vaccination without the need for needles. More

Ready-to-knit meets ready-to-wear: Kniterate is the new 3D printer for knitwear

Apr.3, 2017 - Kniterate, the 3D printer for Knitwear, has taken Kickstarter by storm with its new crowd-funding campaign. The digital knitting machine, which first crossed our radar back in June 2016, has recently resurfaced, catching the eye of design bloggers, knitters, and knitwear enthusiasts alike. More

3D printing news in brief: Nano Dimension files bioprinting patent, Airbus 3D prints cabin parts, more

Apr.3, 2017 - It's a new week and a new month in the 3D printing world, and we're already seeing significant developments in 3D bioprinting, aerospace additive manufacturing, and consumer-level 3D printing. An intriguing patent filed by PCB specialist Nano Dimension could be the day's hottest story. More

Injured pet guinea pig gets moving with tiny 3D printed wheelchair

Apr.3, 2017 - A touching story has come out of Ohio, where Luna, an injured pet guinea pig, was given a tiny 3D printed wheelchair to help it get around. The wheelchair was 3D printed by a teacher and students from the Lorain County Joint Vocational School. More

Santa Monica restaurant Mélisse reinvents classic French onion soup with 3D printed twist

Apr.3, 2017 - Santa Monica based restaurant Melisse has started serving an updated French Onion soup that features a tasty-looking 3D printed crouton. The crouton is 3D printed in a perforated cubic structure and is made out of an onion-flavored powder. More

South Korean gov't to spend $37M on 3D printing industry in 2017

Apr.3, 2017 - The South Korean government has announced a plan to put 41.2 billion won (the equivalent of $37 million) towards the development and expansion of 3D printing technology this year. The funding will come from South Korea's Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. More

3D printed steering wheel could guide University of Alberta eco-cars to victory at Shell Eco-Marathon

Apr.3, 2017 - Students from Canada's University of Alberta will drive two partially 3D printed eco-cars at the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas competition in Detroit later this month. The cars, named Alice and Sofie, both have 3D printed steering wheels with touch screens. More

3D printed 'coral prosthetics' could save Great Barrier Reef

Apr.3, 2017 - Researchers at the University of Sydney are using 3D printing to create 'coral prosthetics,' artificial structures that can support unhealthy sections of the Great Barrier Reef. Overheated and acidic seawater has damaged and bleached large sections of the huge coral reef system. More

Ministry of Supply debuts first in-store garment 3D printer at Boston flagship

Apr.3, 2017 - Boston-based brand Ministry of Supply has debuted its first in-store 3D robotic knitting machine at its Boston flagship location. The new technology will allow customers to customize and have blazers 3D printed on the spot. More

3D printed Sentinel robot could increase traffic safety for police officers

Apr.2, 2017 - Two students at Duke University have designed a 3D printed robot to help police officers carry out routine traffic stops. 'Sentinel,' as the robot has been named, was created by Chris Reyes and Vaibhav Tadepalli in response to several violent altercations between police and motorists. More

3D printing news ICYMI: PostProcess Technologies goes large, Sigma Labs invests in Morf3D, GE workers learn AM

Apr.1, 2017 - It might seem like we're cheating you with all these roundups, but there's simply a lot of 3D printing news this week. Here's a quartet of shorter 3D printing stories that came out on Thursday, March 30, with PostProcess Technologies, Sigma Labs, and PyroGenesis all in action. More

Make your own 'super satisfying' 3D printed twist containers with Make Anything's Devin Montes

Apr.1, 2017 - Devin Montes, the 3D designer behind the Make Anything YouTube channel, has designed a set of 3D printed 'Super Satisfying Twist Containers' that can be downloaded for free and used to store small objects. Montes has also published a video tutorial covering how to make your own containers. More

3D printing news ICYMI: HandyScan 3D certified by Airbus, 1st 3D printed swimming prosthetic, SLM partners with SAP, more

Mar.31, 2017 - Some more news that you might have missed, including ProtoLabs adding PolyJet to its range, an Airbus certification for HandyScan, worlds first swimming prosthetic, and more. More

G3D launches T-1000, a bigger and faster DLP/SLA 3D printer $1,900, on Indiegogo

Mar.31, 2017 - Global 3D Systems (G3D) has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its T-1000 DLP/SLA 3D printer. The new 3D printer, which boasts a larger build volume and faster printing speed than its leading competitors, is exclusively available to backers via Indiegogo for as little as $1,900 per unit. More

3D printing metal powder maker Metalysis invests £10m in Materials Discovery Centre

Mar.31, 2017 - UK-based metal powders company Metalysis has recently launched a new research centre, as part of a huge investment of '20m. '10m of this will go on the centre and creating hundreds of new jobs and traineeships in the area. The company's work with metal powders is popular throughout the industry, and it is hoping to make inroads into the aerospace and automotive sectors More

Xi'an ZhiRong launches ZcompleX 3, China's first electron beam metal 3D printer

Mar.31, 2017 - Chinese metal 3D printing company Xi'an ZhiRong has launched the ZcompleX 3, China's first electron beam metal 3D printing system. The company has applied for more than 20 patents relating to the machine. More

Engineers at SIT Poland develop SKRIBI, world's first 3D plaster printer for building façades

Mar.31, 2017 - Engineers at the Association of Innovative Technologies (Stowarzyszenie Innowacyjnych Technologii - SIT) in Poland have prototyped a 3D printer for applying plaster to building façades. The first device of its kind in the world, the 3D printer SKRIBI will be able to create precise images in monochrome or multicolour, including exact copies of photographs or other digital graphics. More

IACMI, Local Motors, ORNL to partner on composites development and large-scale additive manufacturing

Mar.31, 2017 - The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation'IACMI-The Composites Institute, a national institute led by The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces a new project to develop materials including reinforcements with advanced composites using large-scale additive manufacturing. More

UAE's Strata to build new 'Factory of the Future' for 3D printed aircraft parts

Mar.31, 2017 - Strata Manufacturing has announced plans to establish a second manufacturing facility at the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park in Abu Dhabi. The new facility, called Strata 2.0, will be built as a 'Factory of the Future' and will feature many advanced manufacturing technologies and solutions, including 3D printing. More

'Ring Stacking Method' fights heart disease: 3D printed guides used to make customized blood vessels

Mar.31, 2017 - Researchers at Wayne State University in Detroit have developed a 3D printing method for creating customizable blood vessels. The Ring Stacking Method could lead to new and improved ways of treating coronary artery disease. More

Fraunhofer launches new simulation software with diverse applications in 3D printing

Mar.31, 2017 - This week, German research group The Fraunhofer Society announced the launch of a new simulation software that will help test computer-assisted designs, catch flaws, and guide the user toward potential solutions. Fraunhofer researchers will be displaying a prototype of their simulation solution at the upcoming Hannover Messe 2017. More

Stanley Black and Decker releases new Stanley Model 1 3D printer

Mar.30, 2017 - Stanley has announced its first foray into the world of 3D printer manufacturing. Its new machine, the Model 1, is an FDM 3D printer that will retail at just over $1000. It is a desktop machine aimed at a casual consumer market, with various features and benefits including automatic filament spooling. More

MAKERbuino is a $35 3D printed game console you can build yourself

Mar.30, 2017 - A Kickstarter has been launched for MAKERbuino, a DIY 3D printed game console that teaches makers about 3D printing, electronics, and programming. The $35 gadget can be built in just five hours, and its Kickstarter has already doubled its $10,000 goal. More

LLNL researchers developing game-changing Direct Metal Writing 3D printing tech

Mar.30, 2017 - A team of researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is developing a metal 3D printing method called Direct Metal Writing which could help overcome existing limitations that exist with powder-based metal 3D printing techniques. More

3D printing news ICYMI: Stratasys partners with MTC, AM Ventures invests in Exmet, FATHOM's on-site 3D printing

Mar.30, 2017 - Here are a few of the shorter stories from the last week or so that we didn't cover in full: AM partners with Exmet AB, Massivit demonstrates its work at FESPA 2017, Stratasys partners with MTC, FATHOM launches specialized on-site 3D printing management services, more. More

3D scanning allows Dundee's D'Arcy Thompson Museum to share virtual zoological collection online

Mar.30, 2017 - The D'Arcy Thompson Museum at Scotland's University of Dundee has created a library of 3D models documenting its zoological collection. CT scanners and handheld structured light scanners were used to turn the originals into digital files, and the collection been accessed from more than 25 countries. More

5 lucky backers become first owners of ONO smartphone 3D printer

Mar.30, 2017 - Backers of the ONO smartphone 3D printer will soon be receiving their rewards. The company behind the $99 portable 3D printer kicked off its deliveries at the Luxury Technology Show in New York City, where five randomly selected backers were invited to receive their 3D printers in person. More

Xaar's new 3D printing lab in Nottingham turns out custom-fit shoes, airplane parts, and more

Mar.30, 2017 - Xaar, a UK manufacturer of industrial inkjet printheads based in Cambridge, recently opened a new laboratory in Nottingham, where it will explore 3D printing technologies and the potential to scale them up for industrial volume. More

Inside GE's Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Center: 3D printing and AR help GE develop the Brilliant Factory

Mar.30, 2017 - GE's Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Center, which opened two years ago in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is helping 70 GE factories from around the world get to grips with 3D printing, augmented reality, and robotics, all under the company's 'Brilliant Manufacturing' initiative. More

Australian woman smiles again thanks to 3D printed jawbone implant

Mar.30, 2017 - A team of Australian surgeons has successfully implanted a 3D printed maxilla jaw bone into a patient. The patient in question, Susie Robinson, suffered severe injuries to her face after a car accident, and only now, after many years of operations and treatments, can she smile again as she once did. More

Six 3D printing projects now on Kickstarter: Little Arm Big, Zimpure Filtering, Titan pen, 3D printed castle, HexBay, Lula mobile tripod

Mar.30, 2017 - A quick round-up of recent Kickstarter campaigns for 3D printing projects: HexBay storage solution for tabletop gamers, 3D printed Dracula castle replica, Titan Ballpoint pen, Lula mobile tripod system, Zimpure Filtering system for 3D printers, Little Arm Big robotic arm. More

Resin 3D printers you can back on Kickstarter right now: D2K Plus, Mono1, Moai

Mar.29, 2017 - Stereolithography (SLA) and digital light processing (DLP) resin 3D printers are no longer just for the super rich. Here are three resin 3D printers you can secure on Kickstarter right now, all of which cost less than $2,000. More

3D printing helps blind Brazilian couple to feel their unborn child

Mar.29, 2017 - A visually impaired couple from Sao Paulo in Brazil have been given the opportunity to see their unborn child thanks to 3D printing technologies and a high-tech ultrasound imaging system. More

Ability1 desktop metal 3D printer hits Kickstarter starting at $2.9K

Mar.29, 2017 - Ability3D has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for its innovative Ability1 metal 3D printer. The 3D printer, which allows for the creation of strong, solid metal parts in your home or office, is available to backers for as low as $2,899 (up to $3,299). More

3D printed Italian Volt 'Lacama' motorcycle goes from 0 to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds

Mar.29, 2017 - Milan-based motorcycle company Italian Volt has developed a customizable electric motorcycle with 3D printed bodywork, frame, and swing arm. The Lacama goes from zero to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds, uses Brembo brakes and Ohlins suspension, and can be charged in just 40 minutes. More

BMW combines 3D printing & virtual reality to streamline vehicle design

Mar.29, 2017 - German auto manufacturer BMW, no stranger to 3D printing technologies, has announced its intention to combine additive manufacturing and virtual reality to help streamline and reduce the costs of its design processes. More

Nikita Replyanski's musical 3D printed prosthetic arms turn heads at Moscow fashion week

Mar.29, 2017 - Earlier this month, Moscow's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week showcased some spectacular 3D printed prosthetic arms made by designer Nikita Replyanski and Russian prosthesis manufacturer Motorica. The 3D printed prostheses, inspired by robots and butterflies, were made using Autodesk Fusion 360. More

HTC launches MakeVR to turn Vive into 3D printing VR design tool

Mar.29, 2017 - HTC's Vive virtual reality system can now be used as a unique 3D design tool. The MakeVR app provides a virtual reality design workshop with a number of tools for 3D objects to be designed. The finished virtual project can then be sent to a 3D printer to make a real-life object. More

Kudo3D prepares to launch low-cost 'Bean' SLA 3D printer on Kickstarter next month

Mar.29, 2017 - California-based 3D printer developer Kudo3D, maker of the Titan 1 and Titan 2 DLP 3D printers, has announced it will soon be releasing its second-generation SLA 3D printer. Dubbed 'the Bean,' the new consumer desktop 3D printer is expected to launch via a Kickstarter campaign next month. More

Siemens, UAE's Strata and Etihad Airways unveil first ever 3D printed aircraft interior part

Mar.28, 2017 - Siemens, Strata, and Etihad Airways Engineering are moving briskly along with their plans for the first ever 3D printed aircraft interior. The three-way partnership has unveiled its first major accomplishment in the project: a 3D printed plastic frame surrounding the media screens on Etihad Airways aircrafts. More

Arcus-3D-M2 evolves from junkstrap into full color 3D printer

Mar.28, 2017 - A new 3D printer has been demonstrated that is capable of printing in any color imaginable. The Arcus-3D-M1, a fully formed version of a junkstrap 3D printer first seen last year, is a filament-based printer that boasts the full CMYKW spectrum More

Lightform combines 3D scanning & augmented reality in new projection mapping technology

Mar.28, 2017 - Until now, augmented reality startup Lightform was keeping quiet about their innovation: a computer and 3D scanning device that, when connected to any video projector, can quickly scan complex scenes and transform any object into a projection screen. Now, the company has emerged from stealth mode with news of $2.6 million in seed funding. More

CRP Technology releases rubber-like Windform RL 3D printing material

Mar.28, 2017 - Italian additive manufacturing specialists CRP Technology has released the newest addition to its family of Windform materials: Windform RL. The 3D printing material marks the first thermoplastic elastomer in the Windform line. More

Mecuris NexStep: the world's first CE-certified 3D printed foot prosthetic

Mar.28, 2017 - Mecuris, a Munich-based manufacturer of bespoke 3D printed prosthetics, announced that it has shipped and delivered the world's first CE-certified 3D printed prosthetic feet. The prosthetic in question, called 'NexStep,' has been in development for some time, and with the CE mark it is now ready for market. More

Planar chromatography experts hack Prusa i3 3D printer to separate & examine mixtures

Mar.28, 2017 - Researchers at Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany, have used a modified Prusa i3 3D printer to create thin layers of silica gel which can be used for thin layer chromatography, a lab technique for separating mixtures into their individual ingredients. More

Top-down 'Milkshake3D' 3D printer blows through Kickstarter goal, raises over $70K

Mar.28, 2017 - Hong Kong startup Orbi Lab is seeing some early success with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for its Milkshake3D 3D printer. The 'top-down' SLA 3D printer is being marketed as the ideal tool for artists as it offers high-resolution printing and a large build volume. More

Mubadala, Dubai Future Foundation, GE Additive to build UAE's first 3D printing microfactories

Mar.28, 2017 - Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the Dubai Future Foundation, and GE Additive have joined forces to establish the first 3D printing microfactories in the UAE. The trio plan to start with microfactories in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. More

Kickstarter for Niryo One, open source 6-axis 3D printed robotic arm, doubles campaign goal

Mar.28, 2017 - A Kickstarter campaign for the Niryo One, an open source 3D printed 6-axis robotic arm, has more than doubled its €20,000 target after just a couple of days. The 3D printed robot is powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Robot Operating System. More

Frustum offers optimized generative design for 3D printed parts through Siemens NX software

Mar.28, 2017 - Colorado-based Frustum, a developer of functional generative design and topology optimization software, has announced that, as part of the Siemens' PLM Solution Partner Program, it will be offering its innovative design generator tools through Siemens' NX software. More

UK researchers trial new Diode Area Melting technique for high speed 3D printing

Mar.27, 2017 - A new 3D printing technique has been discovered by a team at the University of Sheffield, UK. Known as Diode Area Melting, it presents a faster, more energy efficient, and cheaper alternative to existing laser-based methods. It makes use of multiple, high wavelength lasers that function simultaneously to print a plastic or metal object More

3D printing service i.materialise launches new rhodium-plated brass material

Mar.27, 2017 - Popular 3D printing service i.materialise has just unveiled its newest 3D printed metallic: rhodium-plated brass will now be available as a 3D printing material for those using the online-based service. The smooth, glossy surface of rhodium is perfectly suited to jewelry designers working in precise detail, however, the new material launch is also expected to open the door for metal workers of all persuasions, as a new alternative to more commonly used metals such as gold, silver, bronze, and brass. More

Dubai DEWA teams with GE Additive to give 3D printing bigger role in future energy strategy

Mar.27, 2017 - Dubai's Electricity and Water Authority has signed an agreement with GE Additive that will see more investment in 3D printing technology, as part of their strategy for the future of energy in the UAE. The two will collaborate on research and development into ways that energy can be made more efficient, with the use of 3D technology. More

US-based Emerson opens new 3D printing plant in Singapore

Mar.27, 2017 - US-based additive manufacturing heavyweight Emerson has launched a new 3D printing plant in Clementi, Singapore. The state-of-the-art facility is Emerson's second worldwide development hub, and comes as part of Emerson's ongoing investment in the Asia-Pacific region, which has totalled over $80 million in the past five years. More

Solidscape highlights best of 3D printed jewelry design at Baselworld 2017

Mar.27, 2017 - Wax 3D printer manufacturer Solidscape, Inc. has announced the winners of the Baselworld Solidscape Design Competition, which highlights the best and most innovative 3D printed designs in the fields of jewelry and fine arts. The event marked the seventh annual Baselworld Design Competition. More

3D printing used to restore world's only 1914 Delage Type-S grand prix car

Mar.27, 2017 - Grant Cowie, an engineer and pre-war motorcar specialist from Australia, has used 3D printing to restore a 103-year-old grand prix car. The vehicle, whose engine was recreated using a 3D printed sand mold, is the only surviving 1914 Delage Type-S in the world. More

BAE Systems speeding up aircraft with falcon-inspired 3D printed feathers

Mar.27, 2017 - Inspired by the physiology of the peregrine falcon, researchers at British defense company BAE Systems and City, University of London have developed 3D printed 'sensory feathers' and other new aircraft technologies that could be applied to real aircraft within the next 20 years. More

NASA's tiny 3D printed PUFFER robot could be the ultimate Mars rover sidekick

Mar.27, 2017 - NASA is developing a tiny 3D printed robot inspired by origami that is destined to accompany rovers in space. PUFFER (Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot) is capable of climbing and crawling over many types of terrain, as it can flatten itself, tuck its wheels in, and even lift itself up with its tail. More

Rave like Iron Man with the 3D printed Arc Reactor Orbit

Mar.27, 2017 - A group of enterprising young ravers from San Francisco have 3D printed a Tony Stark-inspired Arc Reactor Orbit. Perfect for creating your own light show on the dance floor, this one-of-a-kind orbit houses up to 8 LED lights, and can also be worn around your neck so you can 'walk the floor as Iron Man.' More

Adam Savage investigates the 3D printed robot skeleton of Ghost in the Shell in new web episode

Mar.26, 2017 - Ex-Mythbusters TV personality Adam Savage has gone behind the scenes of the highly anticipated blockbuster Ghost in the Shell, adapted from the original Japanese manga and the 1995 anime film. In the newest installment of Savage's web series Tested, the designer paid a visit to New Zealand's Weta Workshop, the practical effects studio behind Ghost in the Shell, where he got an exclusive sneak peak of the film's acclaimed props, models, and effects. More

Fisher Price uses 3D printing to help design newly released Batman BatBot Xtreme toy

Mar.26, 2017 - Fisher Price's toy design process uses 3D printed prototypes to explore various physical features of the toy before manufacturing. Its latest Batman-themed product, the Batbot Xtreme, was perfected using virtual reality- uploading the 3D design into a virtual environment for designers to test out More

3D printing news ICYMI: 2017 Hackaday Prize, Formlabs Form 1+ discontinued, Formide cloud solution, more

Mar.25, 2017 - In a week that saw a large number of dental 3D printing innovations showcased at IDS 2017, there was also additive manufacturing news from the U.S. Navy, SLA pioneer Formlabs, beloved tech website Hackaday, and others. Here's a quick roundup. More

LPW case study: The effects of gaseous corruption on 3D printed metal objects

Mar.25, 2017 - LPW Technology has released the results of an investigation it conducted into gaseous corruption of 3D printed metal objects. It suggests that, regardless of the method used, oxygen impurities in the final product can build up with repeated uses of a 3D printer, leading to imperfections in the material qualities. More

E3D announces new 2-in-1 Titan Aero 3D printing extruder & hotend combo

Mar.24, 2017 - British start-up E3D-Online has today announced their new 2-in-1 Titan Aero 3D printing extruder and hotend combo.' More

Bondtech releases lightweight, cost & time-saving BMG extruder for optimum 3D printing

Mar.24, 2017 - Swedish startup Bondtech has today launched their newest product, a lightweight, cost and time-saving extruder for 3D printers. Leveraging the company's Dual-Drive technology, the BMG extruder combines low weight with high feeding capacity, and ensures maximum performance without grinding and slipping.' More

3D printed robo-fruit packed with sensors can test for freshness

Mar.24, 2017 - A new project by researchers in Switzerland will enable the freshness of large amounts of fruit to be determined more easily. Their 3D printed robo-fruits mimic the average physical characteristics of a particular fruit and are fitted with a temperature sensor, to give a more accurate reading than would otherwise be available More

3Ders interview with John Robertson, 3D printed jewelry extraordinaire & creative director of VerticesEdge

Mar.24, 2017 - With over 20 years of experience in digital 3D design, John Robertson is one of the most qualified individuals in the business. The multidisciplinary designer recently spoke with 3Ders about the state of 3D printing, 3D design, and his exciting new jewelry brand, VerticesEdge. More

Supreme Court ruling on cheerleader uniform copyright case could pose challenges for 3D printing community

Mar.24, 2017 - A new U.S. Supreme Court decision surrounding copyright laws that could impact the 3D printing industry has come from a seemingly unlikely case. The case, which started gaining attention a couple years ago, had to do with whether cheerleader uniform designs should be copyright protected. More

Color-changing 3D printed robot skin developed at MIT

Mar.24, 2017 - MIT researchers are developing 3D printed 'skin' for robots that changes color upon receiving physical stimuli. The technology was inspired by the golden tortoise beetle, or 'goldbug,' an insect whose golden exterior turns red when prodded. More

Promising start for Wiivv's 3D printed sandal Kickstarter

Mar.24, 2017 - 3D printed shoe brand Wiivv is gearing up for warmer weather with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for its innovative custom-fit sandals, made using 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies. Backers can get their hands on a pair of bespoke flip flops starting at $70. More

UK cancer patient receives new jaw thanks to 3D printing

Mar.23, 2017 - A British man's jaw has been completely reconstructed with the help of 3D printing. The radiotherapy that was used to treat his throat cancer caused his jawbone to disintegrate. A 3D printed mold was made, and the missing jawbone was successfully replaced with bone from his leg. More

3D printed MAT(T)ISSE bio-prosthesis could revolutionize breast reconstruction surgery

Mar.23, 2017 - An innovative method for using 3D printed tissue-like lattice structures to reconstruct breast tissue for breast cancer survivors has been awarded the Theophile-Legrand first prize in France. The project, called MAT(T)ISSE, was pioneered by Julien Payen and Pierre-Marie Danze. More

Jamiroquai's Jay Kay dons light-up 3D printed headpiece in Automaton music video

Mar.23, 2017 - Jamiroquai fans will already be familiar with the British band's latest track, Automaton, which dropped in January. What fans might not know is that the light-up headpiece worn by frontman Jay Kay in the song's impressive music video was actually 3D printed. More

NASA's new in situ 3D printing inspection tech uses IR & visual cameras to spot flaws

Mar.23, 2017 - Researchers at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center have developed a new method for interim, in situ dimensional inspection of 3D printed parts. The technique uses infrared and visual cameras to allow users to monitor the 3D printing process in real time and correct it as needed. More

Researchers in Sweden induce 3D bioprinted human cartilage cells to live and grow inside mice

Mar.23, 2017 - Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska Academy, both located in Gothenburg, Sweden, have used 3D bioprinting to induce living human cartilage cells to develop and grow in an animal. The breakthrough could be a step towards 3D printed body parts. More

Dubai-based Renca develops 'green' 3D printing cement made from industrial waste

Mar.23, 2017 - Renca, a Dubai-based startup, has created a 'green' cement compound that is made from industrial waste and which only uses a fraction of the amount of energy needed to produce traditional Portland cement. The new material is primed for use in construction 3D printing. More

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