Framlab proposes 3D printed vertical housing modules to give shelter to New York's homeless

Nov.18, 2017 - A New York design agency is looking to tackle the city's homelessness crisis one 3D printed module at a time. Conceived as a series of 3D printed micro-neighbourhoods, the Homed project features an array of dense vertical units designed to attach to pre-existing buildings via a scaffold structure, thereby creating an active layer of living modules. More

News Roundup: OR Laser's hybrid 3D printing system, GE Additive acquires GeonX, Ecco footwear, Esun partners with ZYYX 3D printer, more

Nov.17, 2017 - Here's another 3D printing round-up, to keep you up to speed with all the latest developments you might have been too busy to catch. Stories include FIT partnering with NIK, Dassault Systemes collaborating with Ecco, and more besides. More

Abu Dhabi Police unveils plans to create 3D printed patrol cars & police stations on Mars by 2057

Nov.17, 2017 - The Abu Dhabi police force in the UAE has outlined its vision of policing on Mars. The UAE plans to establish a colony on Mars by the year 2117, and the Abu Dhabi police sees itself driving 3D printed patrol cars around the planet to ensure order is maintained. More

Trumpf launches triple-laser TruPrint 5000 laser metal fusion (LMF) 3D printer

Nov.17, 2017 - Geman 3D printer manufacturer Trumpf is demonstrating its latest machine, the TruPrint 5000, at this year's Formnext expo. The medium-format TruPrint 5000 3D printer features a triple-laser system and increased automation, which will speed up printing in order to enable series production. More

Porous 3D printed ‘schwarzites’ are strong & lightweight, could form entire buildings

Nov.17, 2017 - Engineers at Rice University and Brazil's University of Campinas have created 3D printed schwarzites'mathematical structures named after their creator Hermann Schwarz'with complex curved geometries. The researchers envision buildings being made with the 3D printed structures. More

MakeX launches $149 portable, internet-enabled Migo FDM 3D printer on Kickstarter

Nov.17, 2017 - China-based 3D printer developer MakeX has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new Migo 3D printer. Starting at only $149, the new printer boasts portability, internet connectivity, laser engraving capabilities, and more. More

5% of all spare parts could be digitalized & 3D printed, reports VTT Finland & Aalto University

Nov.17, 2017 - Finland's VTT Technical Research Centre and Aalto University have released findings from their two-year industry research project that investigates how businesses can use digital, 3D printable spare parts to their advantage. The project is valued at around 1.4 million euros ($1.65M). More

3D printing deals and discounts to look for on Blue Friday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017

Nov.17, 2017 - With Thanksgiving around the corner, shoppers'and especially tech shoppers'are getting ready to open up their wallets for great deals on all types of hardware, software, games, accessories, and more.'Check out what's on offer this year for 3D printers and 3D printing accessories. More

Canada's Dalhousie University pioneers 3D printed bolus devices to improve radiation therapy

Nov.17, 2017 - A team of medical professionals and students at Dalhousie University in Canada have created a set of 3D printed 'bolus' devices that will improve the treatment of cancer patients. They are specifically tailored to a patients anatomy, so they will fit more comfortably and optimize the radiation dosage that is adminstered. More

Singapore's LTA leverages 3D printing, robotics and VR to improve rail reliability

Nov.17, 2017 - Singapore's Land Transport Authority and private rail operators will soon be making use of 3D printing, as well as AR, VR and robotics, to improve the way the rail network functions. Maintenance, logistics and training of staff will all be made much faster and cheaper with the use of Industry 4.0 innovations. More

SpaceIL hopes lunar lander's 3D printed legs could help it scoop $20M Google Lunar XPRIZE

Nov.16, 2017 - Israeli nonprofit startup SpaceIL is using 3D printed legs on its unmanned space lander, a spacecraft competing for more than $20 million in prize money as part of the Google Lunar XPRIZE initiative. The 3D printed legs are being supplied by Zurich's RUAG Space. More

3D Potter announces large-scale Potterbot XLS-1 ceramic 3D printer that uses full-body clay

Nov.16, 2017 - The latest product in 3D Potter's Potterbot range, the XLS-1, is now available. It boasts a huge build volume of up to 9 feet in height by 9 feet in diameter, due to its 360 degree continuous print rotation. The printer can extrude clay as well as other ceramic materials, polymers, and even food. More

3D printed 'Family of the Future' debuts at formnext, the joint effort of Flam3D and 30 Flemish partners

Nov.16, 2017 - Some 30 3D printing companies have joined forces to create the 'Family of the Future,' a conceptual project featuring a 3D printed mother, father, and child. Just unveiled at formnext, the Family of the Future serves to demonstrate the power of collaboration and co-creation, as well as sparking the public's imagination as to what 3D printing can do. More

Xact Metal introduces new mid-sized, multi-laser XM300 metal 3D printer

Nov.16, 2017 - American metal 3D printing company Xact Metal has announced a new mid-sized metal 3D printer: the XM300. The machine is the company's second 3D printing product, following its original XM200 laser-based metal 3D printer which was introduced in June 2017. More

Cambridge's 3D printed nanoscale magnetic circuits could improve future electronic devices

Nov.16, 2017 - A team from the University of Cambridge has developed a nanoscale magnetic circuit using 3D nano-printing which is capable of moving information in three-dimensions. This innovation has the potential to increase the processing and storage capabilities of next-gen electronic devices. More

Fluorescent 3D printed microstructures could thwart counterfeit money

Nov.16, 2017 - Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and optical company ZEISS are using fluorescent 3D printed microstructures to improve counterfeit protection. The innovation could prevent the forgery of bank notes, documents, and branded products. More

Watch how Dubai's Emirates is 3D printing aircraft cabin parts using SLS technology

Nov.16, 2017 - Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, is using selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing to make cabin parts for its aircraft. The 3D printed parts, printed by 3D Systems, include video monitor shrouds and cabin air vent grills. More

3D Printing News Roundup: Airbus, Arconic, EOS, Mass Portal, 3D printed sleep apnea mask, Nano Dimension

Nov.15, 2017 - 3D printing news is coming thick and fast these days, and we can't expect you to always stay ahead of the curve. So here's another quick round-up of stories you might have missed, including an award for a 3D printed sleep apnea mask, a new filament drying solution from Mass Portal, and more besides. More

3D printed patient-specific vascular models help University of Mainz hospital take on complex surgeries

Nov.15, 2017 - Surgeons from the University of Mainz Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Department in Germany have turned to 3D printing technology to help advance and improve surgical planning processes for complex vascular operations. More

Dubai's RTA announces plans for 3D printed bus stop, pedestrian bridge & marine transport station

Nov.15, 2017 - Dubai should be seeing a number of new 3D printed civil structures within the next few years. The Roads and Transport Authority recently announced plans for a 3D printed bus stop, pedestrian bridge, marine transport station, as well as the Hatta Gate which doubles as a public art project. More

3D printing helps surgeons separate conjoined twins at Rome's Bambino Gesu pediatric hospital

Nov.15, 2017 - 3D printed models have been used to help separate conjoined twins in Rome. The pair, who are of Algerian nationality, were separated during a 10-hour surgery in which surgeons made use of the 3D printed models. More

3D printing resurrects ancient Egyptian Tomb in Switzerland

Nov.15, 2017 - An ancient Egyptian tomb has been 'resurrected' in Switzerland thanks to advancements in 3D 'scanning and 3D printing technology. Once belonging to Pharaoh Seti I, one of the most important royals in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the 3,300-year-old sarcophagus now sits in 3D printed form in the Antikenmuseum Basel in northwestern Switzerland. More

1,300 sq ft 'World of Warcraft' diorama featuring over 10,000 3D printed characters breaks Guinness World Record

Nov.15, 2017 - Video game developer Blizzard Entertainment has been awarded a Guinness World Record for the largest video game diorama ever produced. The massive diorama spans 1,300 square feet and includes over 10,000 miniature 3D printed characters. More

3D Printing News Roundup: XYZprinting, Nexa3D, BEGO partnership; ANSYS acquires 3DSIM; BASF & BigRep; SLM 800 metal 3D printer

Nov.15, 2017 - In today's 3D printing news roundup you'll find'exciting partnerships, acquisitions, and new 3D printing technology from a range of companies, including BASF, BigRep, 3DSIM, SLM Solutions, and more. More

Sculpteo launches Fabpilot cloud 3D printing software for print factory management

Nov.15, 2017 - 3D printing service provider Sculpteo has launched Fabpilot, its new cloud-based 3D printing software that allows users to manage a 3D printing factory or lab in a more efficient way. The software works with 'most professional 3D printers.' More

5 3D printing stars make Forbes' 30 Under 30 Manufacturing 2018 List

Nov.15, 2017 - Forbes magazine has just unveiled the next edition of its famed 30 Under 30 list, the cr'me de la cr'me of young entrepreneurs and makers set to transform the world of manufacturing. In what may come as no surprise to some, 5 of those headline-grabbers hail from the rapidly-expanding field of additive manufacturing. More

3D Printing News Roundup: Stratasys, Arkema, EOS, Prodways, A.Schulman, Identify 3D, Dynamical Tools

Nov.14, 2017 - Here's some more stories from the 3D printing world you might have missed out on recently. This latest round-up includes news about Arkema and EOS teaming up, Identify 3D launching a new manufacturing process, and more besides. More

Make Magazine founder issues apology after claiming Naomi 'SexyCyborg' Wu is 'not a real person'

Nov.14, 2017 - The founder of Make Magazine, Dale Dougherty, has apologized after unfounded claims that Chinese maker Naomi 'SexyCyborg' Wu was not a real person. The initial statement was made via Twitter last week and has since been deleted. More

BASF tightens grip on 3D printing industry with EOS, XAAR, Ricoh partnerships

Nov.14, 2017 - Chemical company BASF has announced additive manufacturing collaborations and partnerships with EOS, XAAR, and Ricoh as it looks to expand its industrial 3D printing capabilities. The three separate deals will see BASF develop 3D printing materials for the other companies. More

SABIC unveils new FDM & large-format 3D printing materials, prints boat hull

Nov.14, 2017 - Chemicals company SABIC has launched its new LEXAN EXL AMHI240F 3D printing filament, an FDM material offering high performance and low-temperature ductility. SABIC is also releasing other FDM materials and eight new reinforced compounds for large-format additive manufacturing. More

EnvisionTEC introduces larger-scale Perfactory and cDLM 3D printers, software upgrade

Nov.14, 2017 - EnvisionTEC is one of many 3D printing companies that has come out for the formnext 2017 trade show, and like many of its peers it has brought something new to show off: larger versions of both its Perfactory and high-speed cDLM 3D printers as well as an upgrade to its Perfactory Software Suite. More

Dow Chemical announces EVOLV3D platform for high-performance 3D printing materials

Nov.14, 2017 - The Dow Chemical Company, a subsidiary of one of the world's largest chemical companies DowDuPont, has announced its entry into the 3D printing industry with the launch of its EVOLV3D platform for 3D printing materials. More

GE Additive unveils scalable, meter-class, laser powder BETA 3D printing machine from its Project Atlas program

Nov.14, 2017 - GE Additive, the 3D printing arm of General Electric, is at the forefront of developments in industrial 3D printing. The company today unveiled the first scalable, meter-class, laser powder-bed fusion BETA machine'developed as part of its Project A.T.L.A.S program.' More

eSUN's new eBOX storage device keeps 3D printing filaments safe from moisture, dust

Nov.14, 2017 - Chinese 3D printing filament company eSUN has announced a new product which is sure to keep your filaments protected and moisture-free. The multi-function filament storage container, called eBOX, is set to launch at 3D printing expo formnext 2017. More

Roboze's new ARGO 500 can 3D print high-performance parts up to 0.5 cubic meters in size

Nov.14, 2017 - Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze has just unveiled its newest machine: the ARGO 500 3D printer, which is capable of printing high impact parts of up to 0.5 m3 in scale using high-performance materials such as PEEK, Ultem, Carbon PA, and Carbon PEEK. More

News Roundup: CARMAT, AddUp, Sojitz, Kowai, PyroGenesis, 3D printing scam, TWI, Autodesk Netfabb

Nov.13, 2017 - Here's another round-up of 3D printing developments you might have missed recently. Latest stories include CARMAT partnering with AddUp, Japan's Sojitz and Kowai corporations teaming up on a new 3D printing venture, and more besides. More

Swiss researchers develop innovative origami-inspired drone using 3D printing

Nov.13, 2017 - A team of researchers from a major Swiss university has made some serious advances in the field of drone technology. Its newest development is a drone with a lightweight, foldable cage that can wrap itself around a package. This means that the relatively small drone can safely dcarry up to 50 kg. More

French 3D printing initiative 3D Partners invests half a million euro in new headquarters

Nov.13, 2017 - A deal was recently closed that will see the development of a new headquarters for 3D Partners, the 3D printing arm of GIE. GIE is a collaboration between five French businesses that is intending to develop 3D printing technology in the region, for a range of applications. More

How 3D printing helped create Hela's stunning headdress in 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Nov.13, 2017 - Fans of 'Thor: Ragnarok' will be excited to learn that Hela's menacing headdress (worn by actress Cate Blanchett) was made with the help of 3D printing. Ironhead Studio's Jose Fernandez dishes on how the prop was created for the Marvel franchise. More

3D printed skull model saves Australian baby whose nose was blocked with bone

Nov.13, 2017 - A 3D printed skull has helped an Australian infant survive a birth complication. Baby Sophia, from Perth, was born with bone fused over her nasal cavity, and could not breathe without a ventilator. Surgeons used a 3D printed model to get a better look at the skull before operating. More

German company Amtopus 3D prints packaging from apricot cores and other raw bio-materials

Nov.13, 2017 - Amtopus, a company based in Chemnitz, Germany, has recently won an environmental award for its pioneering 3D printing work. It makes use of raw bio-degradable materials, such as apricot cores or wood flour, and processes them into eco-friendly 3D printable materials for making packaging containers. More

NXT Factory completes beam delivery system for NXF1 'Quantum Laser Sintering' 3D printer

Nov.13, 2017 - NXT Factory, the 3D printing company behind Quantum Laser Sintering (QLS), has completed the development of a beam delivery system that converts a single laser into several million micro lasers without power degradation. It will use the technology in its forthcoming NXF1 QLS 3D printer. More

Vietnamese Firm Bkav claims to have beaten iPhone X's Face ID using a $150 3D printed mask

Nov.13, 2017 - 3D printing has been used to bypass Apple's new Face ID security system on the iPhone X. Vietnamese security firm Bkav made a 3D printed mask with silicone features in order to trick Face ID into unlocking an iPhone. More

4 Fun DIY 3D Printing Projects - 3D printed portable rail-gun, duplicate keys, aquatic car tires, customized doors

Nov.12, 2017 - Here's another round-up of some fun DIY projects that have been shared around the hobbyist 3D printing world recently, hopefully giving you inspiration to get involved yourself, or at least providing some comfort in these turbulent times as summer curdles into the sour light of autumn. There's a set of 3D printed tires that let you drive on water, a 3D printed semi-automatic railgun, and more besides. More

Gabrielle Keaton, Miss Multiverse Australia to wear 3D printed dress to world finals

Nov.11, 2017 - 3D printed fashion has officially soared to national heights: fans of the Miss Multiverse Beauty Pageant and Modelling Competition will get to glimpse the first ever 3D printed national costume on Australian finalist Gabrielle Keaton this November in the Dominican Republic. More

Scientists develop a 3D printable fiber for clothes that can cool you down

Nov.10, 2017 - Researchers at the University of Maryland College Park have developed a new textile that could, one day, don as our own personal cooling unit, in place of air conditioning. Recently published in the journal ACS Nano, the study investigates the potential of 3D printing in manufacturing high-tech fabrics designed to keep you cool. More

Tumaker's Voladd desktop 3D printer hits the market, expects to sell 3000 units by end of year

Nov.10, 2017 - A new consumer desktop 3D printer has just hit the market in Spain's Basque country. Tumaker's Voladd FDM machine will be aimed at complete 3D printing beginners, and it comes with a specially designed bio-plastic filament material. More

Australia's TGA may amend regulations on personalized 3D printed medical devices

Nov.10, 2017 - Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is looking at changing regulations on personalized 3D printed medical devices. A consultation was launched on Thursday, with some believing Australia could be off the pace in terms of 3D printing innovation. More

Open-source 3D printed kit transforms $500 wheelchair into $2500 electronic wheelchair

Nov.10, 2017 - A team of around 30 high school roboticists from Ra'anana in Israel has developed a 3D printed Electric Wheelchair Kit that transforms an ordinary wheelchair into a motorized one. The 3D printed tool could save wheelchair users around $2,000. More

3D printing presents cyber security risks for aircraft manufacturers, says Atlantic Council report

Nov.10, 2017 - The Atlantic Council, a Washington, D.C. think-tank has released a new report which outlines the benefits and risks of 3D printing within the aviation sector. The report is entitled 'Aviation Security: Finding Lift, Minimizing Drag.' More

Design students 3D print incredible pleated costumes for Beijing Opera performance

Nov.10, 2017 - At an upcoming performance of Farewell My Concubine by the Beijing Opera, the actors will be dressed in amazingly detailed 3D printed costumes designed by Mingjing Lin and Tsai-Chun Huang, two Fashion and Textile PhD students at the Royal College of Art, London. More

Fast-growing 3D printer company XYZprinting invests in Nexa3D and partners with DWS, Sicnova

Nov.10, 2017 - As XYZprinting prepares to enter the industrial market, the 3D printer company has formed a number of key alliances. New partners include SLA specialists Nexa3D and Digital Wax Systems, as well as large-format additive manufacturing company Sicnova. More

3D Printing News Roundup: Carbon's biocompatible SIL 30 resin, NuVasive, Materialise, SLM, Authentise

Nov.9, 2017 - We've got another round-up of recent 3D printing events for you, in case you've missed out on anything. Latest stories from the 3D printing world include Nuvasive launching a new implant, a collaboration between EWF and CECIM, and more besides. More

XYZprinting taking on industrial market with 5 new 3D printers

Nov.9, 2017 - 3D printing company XYZprinting, known for its user-friendly Da Vinci range of desktop 3D printers, is branching out into the professional sphere with five new 3D printers, including a laser sintering system, a full-color binder jetting printer, and three DLP machines. More

Desktop Metal now taking international pre-orders for 'Studio System' metal 3D printer

Nov.9, 2017 - Desktop Metal has announced it will begin taking international pre-orders for its innovative desktop metal 3D printing 'Studio System.' The Massachusetts-based company has gained significant attention over the past year, since it announced the release of its anticipated metal 3D printing systems. More

HP announces Jet Fusion 3D 4210, new 3D printing materials, expanded partner base for Open Materials Platform

Nov.9, 2017 - Software giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) has just unveiled its newest 3D printing solution: the Jet Fusion 3D 4210, a system upgrade aimed at industrial-scale 3D manufacturing, alongside an expanded materials portfolio. A new slate of partners will also be coming on board for the development of HP's popular Open Materials Platform. More

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine to develop use of 3D printing, drone to boost offshore & marine sector

Nov.9, 2017 - Sembcorp Marine, a Singapore-based marine and offshore engineering company, recently signed an MOU through which it will aim to collaboratively develop 3D printing, drone, and digital twin technologies which could impact the offshore and marine (O&M) industry More

Fraunhofer ILT to unveil large-scale SLM 3D printing system at Formnext 2017

Nov.9, 2017 - Scientists from the Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT have announced they will be presenting their latest technology, a new, large-scale SLM laboratory system, at the upcoming formnext trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. More

3D printed self-balancing scooter is German students' attempt to 'think additively'

Nov.9, 2017 - Students from the University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten in Germany'have designed a first-of-its-kind 3D printed self-balancing scooter. The project is being supported by Stratasys, whose Fortus 900mc 3D printer was used for the larger components. More

UK researchers pioneer breakthrough method to 3D print fully functional electronic circuits

Nov.9, 2017 - Researchers at the UK's University of Nottingham have developed a way to 3D print functional electric circuits using inkjet printing and UV curing. The circuits contain both electrically conductive metallic inks and insulating polymeric inks. More

3D Printing News Roundup: Aldi's £300 Baclo 3D printer, Nano Dimension, LPW, Apworks, SelfCAD, Victrex

Nov.8, 2017 - Here's another round-up of some 3D printing news events you might have missed recently. Stories include Nano Dimension opening a 3D printing customer experience center, SelfCAD giving away free licenses, and more besides. More

Amsterdam unveils two 3D printed sofas, each made up of 3,000 plastic bags

Nov.8, 2017 - The city of Amsterdam has unveiled two 3D printed sofas, each made up of 3,000 plastic bags, as part of its new 'Circulaire Expositie' ( 'Recycling Exhibition'). On display at the Stadhuis until October 26th, this exhibition serves to showcase Amsterdam's commitment towards building a sustainable city, and the role 3D printing plays in that effort. More

Dartmouth's WiPrint tech uses low-cost 3D printed reflectors to custom improve WiFi signals

Nov.8, 2017 - A team of researchers from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire has devised a remarkably simple and affordable way to improve WiFi signals within an indoor space and even strengthen wireless security: 3D printed structures covered in aluminum foil. More

Xuberance & Farsoon 3D print beautiful handbag collections from TPU

Nov.8, 2017 - Shanghai-based design studio Xuberance never ceases to impress us with its stunning 3D printed fashion pieces and accessories. Now, the studio has partnered with Chinese 3D printing company Farsoon to realize two collections of 3D printed handbags. More

NASA kicks off $2M 3D Printed Habitat Challenge Phase 3: On-Site Habitat Competition

Nov.8, 2017 - NASA has kicked off the third phase of its 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, which encourages amateur inventors to come up with 3D printed solutions for human habitats on Mars. Phase 3, the On-Site Habitat Competition, has a $2 million prize purse. More

VERASHAPE to launch new 5-axis VSHAPER FDM 3D printer at formnext 2017

Nov.8, 2017 - Polish 3D printer manufacturer VERASHAPE has announced it will be unveiling its newest product, a 5-axis 3D printer called VSHAPER, at the upcoming formnext 3D printing trade show in Frankfurt. More

Roboze releases new ARGO 500 3D printer for high-performance polymers

Nov.8, 2017 - Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze has just announced the release of a new 'high impact' FDM/FFF 3D printer: the ARGO 500. The company says its new system is built for industrial manufacturing and is capable of printing with high-performance polymers. More

SPEE3D announces global launch of LightSPEE3D metal 3D printer with ‘supersonic 3D deposition’

Nov.8, 2017 - Australia's SPEE3D has announced its official global launch and the availability of its industrial 3D printer, which uses supersonic 3D deposition (SP3D) technology to print at extremely fast speeds. The LightSPEE3D printer purportedly print metal parts in a 'matter of minutes.' More

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