Brazilian Airforce adopts 3D printing to test viability of new aircraft parts

Oct.27, 2016 - The Brazilian Air Force's Institute of Advanced Studies (IEAv) has recently adopted 3D printing technologies in its Aerothermodynamics and Experimental Hypersonic Division. Additive manufacturing has allowed researchers there to streamline the prototyping and testing processes for new parts. More

11-year-old Dane Jarvis 3D prints working violin, starts violin 3D printing business

Oct.27, 2016 - The eleven-year-old Dane Jarvis from Fenton, Michigan, has actually 3D printed a working violin at home, inspired by the 3D printable Hovalin instrument, and has now started his very own violin 3D printing business. More

Eindhoven plans to built Europe’s first 3D printed concrete house

Oct.27, 2016 - After experimenting with their custom concrete 3D printer over the past year, TU Eindhoven researchers have now finally received permission from the municipality of Eindhoven to build the first 3D printed concrete home in the Netherlands. More

SpiderBot announces ABSolute 2 3D printer capable of printing at a blistering 500°C

Oct.27, 2016 - French based SpiderBot has recently announced a reverse delta 3D printer capable of producing large format ABS prints without risk of cracking or warping thanks to its 90'C heated chamber and impressive 500°C extruder. More

After SLM bid fails, GE buys Germany's Concept Laser for $599m, raises bid for Arcam

Oct.27, 2016 - Just days after GE's takeover plans for SLM Solutions failed, the company has agreed to buy German metal 3D printing specialist Concept Laser for 599 million dollars, while increasing their offer for Arcam. More

US Marines test Invent3D printer in the field

Oct.27, 2016 - The US Marines are testing 3D printing in the field and the potential is obvious, this is a factory they can take with them to the world's most hostile environments. More

GE, Local Motors to open first Fuse 'collaborative' microfactory in Chicago

Oct.27, 2016 - GE and Local Motors have announced Fuse, a new business model for manufacturing that combines open innovation with small batch manufacturing techniques like 3D printing. Fuse operations will take place in new micro-factories, the first of which will open in Chicago this December. More

RIT's $18m AMPrint Center a major boost for NY 3D printing industry

Oct.26, 2016 - New York has opened the new Additive Manufacturing and Multifunctional Printing (AMPrint) Center at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Equipped with Optomec and Stratasys 3D printers, the center will see university and corporate experts develop 3D printing technologies, materials, and devices. More

Simplify3D slicing & 3D printing software goes global with new multi-language support

Oct.26, 2016 - Simplify3D is upping its international appeal with the launch of its recent update for its V3.1 software. The update, which was announced earlier today, introduces multi-language support for 5 new languages, including Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, and German. More

UAE 'Smart Buildability Index' to standardize 3D printed buildings and construction

Oct.26, 2016 - In the UAE, where arguably one of the most ambitious 3D printing construction plans is being put forth, officials have just announced that their standardization is moving swiftly forwards, and that a new Index is being put together for the standardization of 3D printed buildings. More

Microsoft Paint goes 3D, new app will let you 3D print from 'Minecraft'

Oct.26, 2016 - Microsoft has officially announced Paint 3D, a new and improved version of its classic drawing application that now features exciting new tools and capabilities like 3D drawing. More

Top 30 3D printed Halloween costumes, props, and decorations

Oct.26, 2016 - With October 31st fast approaching, makers everywhere are sure to be warming up their 3D printers to make some awesome costumes, props, and decorations. If you're still looking for inspiration, check out some of our top 3D printed Halloween ideas for 2016. More

Microlay unveils high resolution DLP based DentalFab 3D printer

Oct.26, 2016 - Of the industries that have embraced 3D printing over the years, dentistry is often lost in the mix. A newly announced DLP based bio-resin compatible printer called DentalFab hopes to leave its mark. More

Desktop 3D printers drive 14% global 3D printer market growth in first half of 2016

Oct.26, 2016 - The desktop 3D printer market isn't stagnating as much as many feared as IT market research specialist CONTEXT concluded the global 3D printer market grew by 14 percent over the first half of 2016, with desktop 3D printers pushing much of that growth. More

3D printed ZEI time tracker makes time management easier than ever

Oct.26, 2016 - Time tracking can be a pain: jotting down minutes and hours in a day can be exhausting, and forgetting to do it can be incredibly frustrating. Fortunately, a team of developers have created a remarkably simple solution that combines innovative object design and IoT: the ZEI. More

TU Wien: 3D printed magnets cheaper and more flexible than injection molded ones

Oct.25, 2016 - Researchers at TU Wien in Austria have devised a method of fabricating permanent magnets using a 3D printer. The method allows for the 3D printing of complex forms with precisely customized magnetic fields, useful for magnetic sensors and other devices. More

Formlabs reveals two new high-performance engineering resins and reformulated Tough resin

Oct.25, 2016 - Formlabs today announced a new line of high-performance functional resins for engineering applications: High Temp, Durable, and Tough. A new line of engineering resins means your Form 2 3D printer can simulate ABS, Polypropylene or even rubber, as well as make heat resistant molds in minutes. More

Bring Godzilla into your home with Bandai's $40K 3D printed human-sized statue

Oct.25, 2016 - Bandai has 3D printed a man-sized Godzilla statue that perfectly captures every detail of the iconic cinematic monster, the first in a line of human-scale monsters, and it is now available for a massive 40,000 dollars. More

SpiderFab: Spider robots may soon 3D print satellites in space

Oct.25, 2016 - Aerospace company Tethers Unlimited Inc (TUI) has teamed with commercial satellite firm Space Systems Loral (SSL) to develop 3D printing robots for use in space. The 'SpiderFab' project will see robots 3D printing large truss structures in space in order to support antennas and other constructs. More

Mihai Chiriac believes 3D printed aquaponic homes can bring ecosystems back to urban areas

Oct.25, 2016 - Mihai Chiriac from the University of Sheffield has given the world a glimpse of a sustainable future with Aquaponic Future Housing, 3D printed aquaponic homes that create miniature ecosystems in urban areas that can sustain vegetable and even fish life. More

Researchers find zebrafish want to hang out with moving 3D printed robotic models of themselves

Oct.25, 2016 - A team of researchers from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have discovered that zebrafish actually engage more with 3D printed robotic models of themselves than they do with other types of stimuli. The finding reveals certain things about not only the fish's behavior but also of human disorders. More

LPW invests £20m to produce high quality metal powders for 3D printing, creates 120 new jobs

Oct.25, 2016 - 3D printable metal powder manufacturer LPW Technology is about to invest 20 million pounds in their manufacturing capacity and the Liverpool region, creating 120 new jobs in an attempt to boost the local innovation climate. More

Japanese artist Taketo Kobayashi uses 3D printing to bring ancient Shinto god to life

Oct.25, 2016 - Japanese artist Taketo Kobayashi has again combined traditional Japanese animistic religious expressions with modern technology while 3D printing a gorgeous statue of the ancient Shinto god Sarutahiko. More

Sterne Elastomere launches SiO-Shaping 1601 silicone 3D printer, targets medical device sector

Oct.25, 2016 - Sterne Elastomers, a silicone materials company based in Cavillon, France, has added a 3D silicone additive manufacturing product, SiO-Shaping 1601 silicone 3D printer, to its portfolio of niche technologies. The 3D printing technology uses silicone that can be 100 percent UV cured at low temperatures. More

3D printed organs on a chip could one day put an end to animal testing

Oct.24, 2016 - Harvard University has 3D printed 'organs on a chip' that could help change medical research and put an end to animal testing. More

3D printed metamaterial shrinks when heated, could boost atomic-force microscopes

Oct.24, 2016 - An additive manufacturing research group has developed a 3D printing material that shrinks, rather than expands, when heated. The lightweight thermal material, made up of microlattice structures, can be 'tuned' to shrink in three Cartesian directions over a large range of temperatures. More

TU Delft researchers pioneer self-folding medical implants using 3D printing and origami techniques

Oct.24, 2016 - Dutch research team affiliated with the Universities of Maastricht and Delft have successfully 3D printed smart implants with self-folding properties that encourage cell regeneration after implantation. More

3D printed portable smartphone laboratory by WSU researchers can detect cancer on the go

Oct.24, 2016 - Researchers from Washington State University are making it possible to diagnose cancers in every corner of the world with the low-cost portable laboratory Spectrometer smartphone accessory. More

GE refused to raise its price for metal 3D printing pioneer SLM after activist Elliott intervenes

Oct.24, 2016 - GE's tender offer deadline for the takeover of metal 3D printing pioneer SLM Solutions will be reached today, but GE is unwilling to extend the deadline or increase their offer after opposition from the second biggest shareholder. More

IFPEN unveils world's first 3D designed and printed chemical reactor

Oct.24, 2016 - A team of researchers from French energy company IFP Énergies Nouvelles (IFPEN) have developed an innovative method for 3D printing a metal chemical reactor using CFD. The 3D printed chemical reactor, the first of its kind, will be used in the production of clean fuels. More

Dubai Future Foundation partners with Autodesk to set up $100m 3D printing fund

Oct.24, 2016 - In an effort to make the Dubai 3D printing strategy a complete regional success, the Dubai Future Foundation has now teamed up with Autodesk to spark regional 3D printing innovation through a 100 million dollar investment fund. More

3D printed, Nintendo-inspired 'Harmonicartridge' plays a novelty song for Donkey Kong

Oct.23, 2016 - Two Canadian game-lovers have created a novelty musical instrument inspired by classic Nintendo cartridges. The Blotendo Harmonicartridge, a cross between a NES cartridge and a harmonica, was prototyped on a 3D printer and is currently available for $19 through Kickstarter. More

LLNL researchers use 3D printing to advance target production for material strength tests

Oct.23, 2016 - Researchers from the United States' Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced that they are exploring the use of 3D printing for the production of 'on-demand' targets for the testing of different material behaviors. More

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