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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Researchers develop 3D printer that can make complex body tissues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3D printing is transforming treatment of congenital heart disease

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

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

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

eSUN complements 3D printing solutions with new product combo packages

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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