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Amphibio: Jun Kamei's 3D printed 'gills' could let humans breathe underwater

Aug.17, 2018 - Japanese designer Jun Kamei has created a 3D printed garment called Amphibio, 'a gill garment for our aquatic future,' which he is presenting as part of his graduation thesis from London's Royal College of Art (RCA). More

NASA awards $127K STTR Grant to PADT and ASU for biomimicry 3D printing research

Aug.17, 2018 - NASA has awarded a $127,000 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I grant to PADT and Arizona State University (ASU) to accelerate biomimicry research, the study of 3D printing objects that resemble strong and light structures found in nature such as honeycombs or bamboo. More

73% retail leaders say 3D printing could lead to greater customer satisfaction

Aug.17, 2018 - 73 percent of European retailers believe investments in 3D printing can directly lead to greater customer satisfaction. More

World's largest 3D printed reef installed at Summer Island Maldives

Aug.17, 2018 - World's largest 3D printed reef was installed at Summer Island in the Maldives, in what is hoped could be a new technology-driven method to help coral reefs survive a warming climate. More

KIT develops selectively erasable 3D printing ink for direct laser writing

Aug.16, 2018 - KIT researchers have developed 3D inks based on labile silane crosslinkers that can be selectively erased. This allows specific degradation and reassembly of highly precise structures on the micrometer and nanometer scales under mild conditions. More

Scientists 3D print placenta-on-a-chip to study nutrient transfer from mother to child

Aug.16, 2018 - Using a high-resolution 3D printing process, researchers from Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) in Austria have succeeded in 3D printing an artificial placental barrier on a chip, an advance that can be used to investigate important aspects of nutrient transport from the mother to the foetus. More

Researchers win A$1.1M grant for iFix 3D printing BioPen that corrects eye injuries

Aug.15, 2018 - The creators of BioPen, known as the iFix, which uses special ink to 'colour in' and treat eye wounds, has been given A$ 1.1 million funding from NSW Medical Devices Fund to progress commercialisation of the iFix pen. More

LulzBot announces Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head for penny-scale 3D prints

Aug.15, 2018 - Aleph Objects, the Colorado-based manufacturer of LulzBot 3D Printers, has unveiled a new tool head, the ultra precise LulzBot Aerostruder v2 Micro that enables users to accurately 3D print penny-scale parts. More

KIT 3D printed prosthetic hand adapts to various object shapes through intelligent mechanisms

Aug.14, 2018 - Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have developed an advanced five-finger 3D printed prosthetic that adapts to various object shapes through intelligent mechanisms. More

BMW wins 2018 Altair Enlighten Award for 3D-metal printed roof bracket for BMW i8 Roadster

Aug.14, 2018 - German automaker BMW Group has won the 2018 Altair Enlighten Award within the Module category for its 2018 BMW i8 Roadster metal 3D printed convertible roof bracket. This innovative component marks the first time a metal 3D-printed part has been used in a series production vehicle. More

3D printing company eSUN is looking for dealers and distributors worldwide

Aug.13, 2018 - 3D printing company eSUN is looking for dealers and distributors worldwide More

Researchers develop machine learning method for 3D printing process monitoring

Aug.13, 2018 - Ugandhar Delli and Dr. Shing Chang from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) at Kansas State University have developed a new quality monitoring system for the 3D printing process. More

P-rouette is a 3D-printed ballet shoe that reduces the pain of dancers

Aug.13, 2018 - Hadar Neeman, a graduate from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem has created personalised ballet shoes using 3D printing technology to reduce dancer's pain. The model is called P-rouette. The 3D printed ballet shoe is adapted to fit the user's foot, and is more durable than traditional pointe shoes. More

Facebook bans sites hosting blueprints for 3D printed guns

Aug.10, 2018 - Facebook is banning sites that host digital blueprints to make 3D printed guns from its network and deleting content related to the creation of such weapons, a company spokesperson said on Thursday. More

Airwolf 3D launches EVO 22 Large 3D printer/Additive Manufacturing Center

Aug.10, 2018 - Airwolf 3D, a California-based 3D printer manufacturer, has announced the release of EVO 22 Large Format Desktop Additive Manufacturing Center. This latest 3D printer is optimized for 3D printing large parts out of ABS, soluble-support, polycarbonate, etc. More

New 3D printed neural scaffold could help treat spinal cord injuries

Aug.10, 2018 - Researchers from the University of Minnesota have developed a 3D printed guide device that could potentially help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain partial function of their bodies. More

Air New Zealand teams with Zenith Tecnica to 3D print metal aircraft parts

Aug.9, 2018 - Air New Zealand has teamed up with New Zealand company Zenith Tecnica to investigate 3D printed metal parts for aircraft and tools which it says can cut development time and costs. More

Siemens 3D prints low-emission pre-mixer for SGT-A05 gas turbine

Aug.9, 2018 - Global technology giant Siemens has successfully 3D-printed and engine tested a dry low emission (DLE) pre-mixer for the SGT-A05 aeroderivative gas turbine, with the impressive results showing a potential for significant reductions in CO emissions, according to a statement from Siemens. More

Pokras Lampas recreates lost Soviet-era 'Girl with an Oar' statue with 3D printing and graffiti

Aug.9, 2018 - A modern version of famous Soviet sculpture, Girl with an Oar, has been unveiled in Moscow's Gorky Park. The figure, which was restored through 3D printing, was assembled and decorated by talented 'calligraffiti' artist Pokras Lampas, from St. Petersburg, who covered with the body with quotes from modern Russian literature. More

3D printed 'Smart' machine components alert users to damage and wear

Aug.8, 2018 - Using advanced additive manufacturing technology, scientists at the United Technologies Research Center and UConn have created 'smart' machine components that alert users when they are worn or damaged with voltage reading. More

Digital Alloys raises $12.9M Series B from G20 Ventures, Boeing for metal 3D printing

Aug.8, 2018 - Digital Alloys, a Burlington, Mass.-based developer for high-speed metal additive manufacturing, raised $12.9M in Series B financing led by G20 Ventures with participation from Boeing HorizonX Ventures, Lincoln Electric, and Khosla Ventures. More

Scientists use crocodile cartilage and 3D printing to treat joint injuries, arthritis

Aug.7, 2018 - Scientists from Central Queensland University are making use of 3D bioprinting and crocodile cartilage for a new way of treating arthritis and joint injuries. More

Stanford team uses 3D printing to build custom cardiac-mapping catheters for heart surgery

Aug.7, 2018 - A team of Stanford researchers is investigating new ways to survey electricity in the heart, and are developing 3D printed cardiac surgical devices that could one day help patients who suffer from a common heart ailment, such as atrial fibrillation. More

3D printed ceramic implants help grow real bone

Aug.6, 2018 - Researchers from New York University have developed 3D-printed ceramic implants that successfully led to bone regrowth in lab animals. More

IDC: Worldwide 3D printing spending to reach $23B in 2022

Aug.6, 2018 - Worldwide 3D printing spending will reach $23B in 2022, according to a new update to the Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC). More

3D printed artificial intelligence device identifies objects at the speed of light

Aug.3, 2018 - Using a 3D printer, a team of UCLA electrical and computer engineers has created an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based device that can analyze large volumes of data and identify objects at the actual speed of light. More

3D printed soft robotic manipulators allow scientists to investigate delicate deep-sea organisms

Aug.3, 2018 - A team of engineers, marine biologists, and roboticists has developed an alternative sampling device that is soft, flexible, and customizable, allowing scientists to gently grab different types of organisms from the sea without harming them. Moreover, 3D printing of soft robotic manipulators enables real-time manufacturing and modification of tools in highly remote areas. More

New photosensitizers help overcome color limitations in SLS 3D printing

Aug.2, 2018 - Researchers at The Institute of Photonic Sciences (IFCO) in Spain have recently developed a faster and cost-effective 3D printing method that can print objects in all the colors. More

MIT self-assembly lab uses rapid liquid printing to create lamps and vases within minutes

Aug.2, 2018 - MIT's self-assembly lab and Swiss designer Christophe Guberan has unveiled a collection of new lighting and household items at new york's patrick parrish gallery using innovative rapid liquid 3D printing technique. In this process, forms are 'drawn' in gel suspension by a robot, and then inflated to their proper sizes. More

SHINING 3D and AGE Solutions team up to accelerate digital dental solution

Aug.1, 2018 - Chinese company SHINING 3D, a leading supplier of consumer-class 3D scanning and 3D printing systems, today announced a partnership with AGE Solutions, a professional dental design software solution provider, to integrate their orthodontics design software, Maestro 3D Ortho Studio, into its own digital dental solution. More

U.S. judge blocks posting of blueprints for 3D printed guns

Aug.1, 2018 - A U.S. judge on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of 3D printed gun blueprints hours before they were set to hit the internet. More

MultiMechanics teams with Fortify to make 3D printing more predictable

Aug.1, 2018 - MultiMechanics, a developer of multiscale material modeling and simulation software, and Fortify, a Boston-based additive manufacturing company specialized in composite material systems, have announced a strategic partnership to improve the predictability of composite 3D printing.' More

Lightweight 3D printed Trabeculae Pavilion built by WASP print farm

Jul.31, 2018 - Italian 3D printer company WASP announced today the completion of Trabeculae Pavilion, a stunning and highly experimental architecture that is particularly notable for its extreme lightness, and innovative combination of biomimetic research and 3D printing. More

New 3D printing method could make your smartphone battery last longer

Jul.31, 2018 - Engineers at the Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new method of 3D printing battery electrodes that creates a 3D microlattice structure with controlled porosity. Their 3D printing method could lead to vastly improved capacity and charge-discharge rates for lithium-ion batteries. More

ETH Zurich uses sand 3D printing to build 80m2 concrete Smart Slab for DFAB House

Jul.31, 2018 - Researchers at ETH Zurich have realized an 80 m' lightweight concrete slab at the DFAB House, making it the world's first full-scale architectural project to use 3D sand printing for its formwork. More

Allevi, Made in Space team up to develop first 3D bioprinter in space

Jul.30, 2018 - 3D bioprinting company Allevi has teamed up with California-based 3D printing and space technology firm Made In Space to develop the Allevi ZeroG ' the first 3D bioprinter capable of working in low-gravity conditions. More

Tiny, 3D bioprinted scaffolds to regenerate damaged peripheral nerves

Jul.30, 2018 - Scientists at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada have developed tiny 3D-printed scaffolds that can guide the regrowth of nerve cells, possibly restoring the sense of touch and movement control in patients with damaged peripheral nervous system. More

Materialise to 3D print life-size Mammoth skeleton, its largest SLA 3D printing project

Jul.27, 2018 - Materialise is currently realizing its largest SLA 3D printing project to date: a life-size, 3D-printed reconstruction of the first mammoth skeleton that was ever displayed in Western Europe.' More

Chinese researchers taking ice lithography to nano 3D printing

Jul.27, 2018 - Chinese researchers introduced its 3D nanofabrication method, based on electron-beam lithography, using ice resists (iEBL). This novel and simple electron beam lithography is expected to show potential for three-dimensional micro-nano processing. More

Evo 3D printed dental implants backed by BGF £4m investment

Jul.26, 2018 - London-headquartered Evo, a surgical and high-precision engineering company that provides bespoke one-day full jaw dental implant treatment has received a GBP4 million investment from BGF, the UK's most active investor in growing businesses. More

NASA awards AI spacefactory for MARSHA, a 3D-printed vertical Martian habitat

Jul.26, 2018 - New york-based architecture and technology company AI spacefactory released details of MARSHA (MARS HAbitat), a 3D-printed visionary verticle housing on mars. AI SpaceFactory is the second-place winner of Phase 3: Level 1 of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge and was awarded a top prize of almost $21,000. More

Advanced materials and additive manufacturing alliance forms in Colorado

Jul.25, 2018 - Carbon fiber material recycling specialist Vartega and the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association on July 24 announced the formation of the Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing Infrastructure Development and Education (AMIDE) Alliance. The goal of the alliance is to provide critical resources for the development of thermoplastics for additive manufacturing. More

Workers may use RoboGloves to handle 3D printed parts at GM assembly plant

Jul.25, 2018 - General Motors is using various new technologies such as robotic arm and 3D printing at its assembly plants. At a General Motors' Assembly plant in Michigan, workers may gain grasp-assist from a wearable device called RoboGlove to handle 3D printed parts. More

Airbus and Singapore's DSTA to co-develop 3D printed spare parts for military aircraft

Jul.24, 2018 - Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) have signed agreement with Airbus to jointly develop 3D printed spare parts to enhance support for aircraft in operation with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). More

Branch Technology builds 'world's largest 3D printed structure' in Tennessee

Jul.24, 2018 - Branch Technology officially unveiled a bandshell pavilion at Nashville's oneC1TY development that is billed as the world's largest 3D-printed structure. More

Shining 3D Einscan-Pro 3D Scanner assists brainwaves research

Jul.23, 2018 - Shining 3D EinScan-Pro 3D scanner were recently used by China's Prod-lab to build a tailor-made helmet for research in brainwaves. More

Michelin working on wood-based tires, wants to use 3D printing to retread tires

Jul.23, 2018 - Michelin wants to put wood in your tires, and the company believes wooden tires will be a reality in less than two years. More

Flying Iron Man 3D printed jet suit now on sale for '340,000 at Selfridges

Jul.23, 2018 - British inventor Richard Browning has created an Iron Man-esque jet suit, built with 3D printed parts, that is literally for sale right now in London's Selfridges department store with a cool price tag of '340,000 ($443,428). More

CECIMO: European Parliament resolution could stifle innovation in 3D printing

Jul.20, 2018 - The European Parliament has issued a non-binding resolution about 3D printing on 3 July, questioning the suitability of current EU regulations. CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, has said that the resolution could stifle innovation in 3D printing and lead to increased regulation. More

3D printed surfboard fins help surfers optimize performance and catch extra waves

Jul.20, 2018 - UOW team of six surfers and three researchers did on a recent trip to the remote Mentawai Islands, located off West Sumatra in Indonesia, to surf test new shapes of 3D-printed surfboard fins designed and manufactured at the Australian National Fabrication Facility node at the UOW. More

Pioneering desktop 3D printer maker Printrbot closes it doors

Jul.19, 2018 - Sad news for fans of Printrbot 3D printers. With a brief note on their site today, open source 3D printer manufacturer Printrbot announces their closure. A statement on the Printrbot website from founder Brook Drumm reads: More

BASF invests US$25M in Materialise to optimize materials and software for 3D printing

Jul.19, 2018 - BASF is expanding its cooperation with Leuven-based Materialise, a provider of additive manufacturing and medical software and of sophisticated 3D printing services, and has agreed to invest US$25 million in the company. More

U.S. Air Force will 3D print coffee cup handles to save $1,210 per mug

Jul.18, 2018 - The U.S. Air Force has started 3D printing replacement handles for broken coffee cups because otherwise it would cost $1,210 to replace a single one. More

Starting August 1, you can legally download blueprints for 3D printed guns

Jul.18, 2018 - Last week, Cody Wilson, founder of 3D gun printing advocate Defense Distributed, won a major ruling in his quest to freely publish online blueprints that could allow users to manufacture firearms. More

GE Additive launches Manufacturing Partner Network, partners up with Honda and Triumph Group

Jul.17, 2018 - GE Additive today announced that it has launched its Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN), an open, competitive marketplace aiming to accelerate both supply and demand for additive manufacturing. More

Prodways acquires wax 3D printer maker Solidscape, Stratasys' subsidiary

Jul.17, 2018 - Prodways Group announced today that it has acquired the US 3D printer company Solidscape, a subsidiary of Stratasys since May 2011. More

ATI acquires additive manufacturing firm Addaero Aeropsace Manufacturing

Jul.17, 2018 - Allegheny Technologies today announced it has acquired New Britain, Connecticut-based Addaero Manufacturing (Addaero), a metal alloy additive manufacturing company that works in the aerospace and defense industries. More

Spirit, Norsk Titanium start qualification of 3D printed titanium parts for 787

Jul.17, 2018 - Spirit AeroSystems and Norwegian additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium have reached an agreement to initiate qualification of Spirit's first 3D printed, titanium structural component for the Boeing 787. More

Tethon 3D launches High Alumina Tethonite ceramic powder for binder jetting 3D printing

Jul.16, 2018 - Tethon 3D, Nebraska-based manufacturer of ceramic powders, binders, and other 3D printing services and supplies, 'announces the launch of High Alumina Tethonite, a high alumina ceramic powder for use in binder jetting additive manufacturing. More

Lockheed Martin, Arconic collaborate on metal 3D printing and lightweight aerospace materials

Jul.16, 2018 - Lockheed Martin and Arconic announced today a two-year Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to collaborate on the development of customized lightweight material systems and advanced manufacturing processes, such as metal 3D printing. More

AREVO launches battery-assisted, 3D printed carbon-fiber frame ebike

Jul.16, 2018 - AREVO announced last week the launch of its eBike, a battery-assisted bike using a 3D printed carbon fiber frame. The announcement comes on the heels of launching its first 3D printed all terrain city bike in May. More

U.S. Air Force's $10,000 toilet seat covers now 3D printed for $300

Jul.16, 2018 - The U.S. Air Force revealed last week that it is 3D printing toilet seat covers for its C-5 Galaxy, a Vietnam-era military cargo plane that is still in service instead of spending $10,000 to replace them. 3D printing now allows them to produce the seat cover for just $300. More

IDC forcasts European spending on 3D printing to grow to nearly $7.4 Billion in 2022

Jul.13, 2018 - According to a recent update to the International Data Corporation's (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide, European purchases of 3D printers, materials, software, and related services are expected to reach total $3.6 billion in 2017. More

Pitt professors awarded $1M to improve 3D printing for nuclear energy industry

Jul.13, 2018 - A team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, Pennsylvania, USA, has been granted $1 million to advance design and manufacture of nuclear plant components via additive manufacturing. The award is part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy's Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET) program. More

Admedus successfully tests its 3D printed TAVR heart valve on sheep

Jul.13, 2018 - Queensland-based medical technologies company, Admedus, has announced new progress in the development of its patented Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) project. The company has commenced animal trials by completing the first successful live implantation of its unique single-piece aortic heart valve in a sheep. More

CUDA, world's first 3D printed underwater jetpack can propel users up to 8 miles per hour

Jul.12, 2018 - Archie O'Brien, a product design student in UK has designed a futuristic underwater jetpack that can propel a swimmer at speeds of up to eight miles per hour. Called CUDA, the jetpack was made entirely using 3D printed materials. More

Lockheed Martin tests giant 3D printed satellite fuel tank for space

Jul.12, 2018 - Lockheed Martin has completed the final rounds of quality testing on a titanium cylinder built using 3D printing technology this month, concluding a multi-year development program to create giant, high-pressure tanks that carry fuel on board satellites. More

Xaar, Stratasys team up to form new HSS 3D printing company

Jul.12, 2018 - Xaar PLC (LON:XAR), a UK manufacturer of industrial inkjet printheads based in Cambridge, has announced that it will invest with Stratasys in a newly formed company, Xaar 3D Limited, to develop 3D printing solutions based on High Speed Sintering technologies. More

3D printers bring 72 dragons back to Kew Gardens pagoda after 230-year absence

Jul.11, 2018 - The Great Pagoda at Kew Gardens in London has been returned to its 18th-century splendour and will re-open this summer. Thanks to 3D Systems' selective laser sintering (SLS) technology, 72 large-scale, lightweight 3D printed dragons were restored to The Great Pagoda after more than 230-year absence. More

Low cost houses could be 3D printed from peat and oil shale ash-based material

Jul.11, 2018 - Scientists from the University of Tartu and the Estonian University of Life Sciences have created a construction material from peat and oil shale ash that could reduce the construction costs of a private house nearly tenfold. The aim was to create a self-supporting construction material based on local natural resources and waste that could be used to 3D print houses up to two-storeys high directly at the construction site. More

Oerlikon partners with Lufthansa Technik on additive manufacturing for aircraft MRO

Jul.11, 2018 - Oerlikon and Lufthansa Technik has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish processes for additive manufacturing (AM) in aicraft MRO. More

On-demand 3D printing marketplace Xometry acquires MakeTime, raises $25M in new funding

Jul.10, 2018 - Xometry, the on-demand online manufacturing marketplace, announced that it has acquired Lexington, Ky.-based MakeTime, another leading on-demand manufacturing company. The combined company will operate under the Xometry brand name and have offices in Maryland and Kentucky. More

French family becomes the first to move into a 3D printed house

Jul.10, 2018 - A family in France has become the first in the world to move into a 3D printed house. The overall goal of the 3D printed house project is to demonstrate that 3D printing technologies can be used to not only construct liveable housing structures but affordable housing. More

Severance Hospital to commercialize Korea's first 3D printed artificial eye

Jul.10, 2018 - Severance Hospital of the Yonsei University Health System (YUHS) announced Monday that it is getting ready to commercialize Korea's first 3D printed artificial eye. More

TU Wien develops method for high resolution 3D printing of tough photopolymers

Jul.9, 2018 - The Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien) in Austria has developed a new approach for high-resolution 3D printing of tailored, homogenously crosslinked, tough, methacrylate-based photopolymers. This new approach prepares tough 'photopolymers for uses in biomedicine applications, such as shape-memory polymers for tissue growth and dental fillings. More

3D printing trial will bring artificial limbs to patients in Madagascar, Togo

Jul.9, 2018 - Humanity & Inclusion (HI) has launched a new trial in Madagascar and Togo which utilizes 3D scanning and printing to provide affordable prosthetics. More

Global collaboration to develop 3D printed field test kit to combat disease

Jul.9, 2018 - In order to diagnose a deadly disease called Leishmaniasis, researchers from South Australia, Texas and Ethiopia are collaborating to develop 3D printed field test kit to find pesky parasites. More

Aerosint raises €850K in 2nd-round funding for multi-material 3D printing

Jul.6, 2018 - Belgian 3D printing company Aerosint annouced it has closed a financing round of €850,000. Historical investors Meusinvest Group and Innovation Fund participated in this second funding round, as well as private investor Peter Mercelis. More

Nano Sun launches Singapore's first 3D printing plant for water filtration membranes

Jul.6, 2018 - Nano Sun, a water technology start-up founded by a scientist from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), has launched a 3D printing plant to manufacture a new type of water treatment membrane. According to the company, the membranes can filter waste water five times faster than traditionally used polymer and ceramic membranes. More

Singapore's Construction 3D Printing (AM.NUS) Program embarks on 3D printed toilet project

Jul.6, 2018 - Scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has launched a new program, AM.NUS Construction 3D Printing Program to quicken the selection of 3D printing building technology in the construction industry. More

Man teased on Twitter for how he ate a Kit Kat bar proposes with 3D printed bar

Jul.5, 2018 - Weeks after he went viral for the way he ate a Kit Kat bar, a Washington man proposed to his girlfriend in the perfect way ' with the help of 3D printing. More

ClearCaps uses 3D printers to produce 250 dental aligners in 24 hours

Jul.5, 2018 - ClearCaps, a clear aligner brand founded in Berlin, Germany, is using 3D printers to accelerate its large volume manufacturing operations. ClearCaps also uses state-of-the-art 3D software for planning and tracking of its cases. More

BASF acquires 3D printing material companies, Advanc3D Materials and Setup Performance

Jul.4, 2018 - BASF, a German chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world, has acquired two manufacturers of 3D printing materials, Advanc3D Materials and Setup Performance. More

Zero Gravity bioprinter heads to ISS, plans to 3D print cardiac patch for damaged hearts

Jul.4, 2018 - A 3D BioFabrication Facility (BFF) developed by nScrypt and Techshot and designed to 3D print thick tissue and organs using adult stem cells will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the next SpaceX cargo resupply mission. More

ORNL uses plant-based materials for 3D printing

Jul.3, 2018 - A scalable processing technique developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory uses plant-based materials for 3D printing and offers a promising additional revenue stream for biorefineries. Scientists created a new material with excellent printability and performance by tapping into lignin'a current byproduct of the biofuels process. More

Cintec uses 3D printing to help complete million-dollar restoration of Red House

Jul.3, 2018 - CINTEC, a structural masonry expert headquartered in Newport, Wales, has undertaken vital restoration work on one of the world's most prestigious Government buildings, The Red House, also known as the seat of Parliament for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. More

UMC Utrecht researchers develop 3D printed living tissues to treat arthritis

Jul.3, 2018 - Researchers at the University Medical Centre (UMC) Utrecht in the Netherlands are working to make 3D bioprinted tissues that can be implanted into a living joint affected by arthritis. More

Kai Parthy launches new bio-degradable GROWLAY 3D printing filament for indoor farming

Jul.2, 2018 - Kai Parthy, 3D printing expert and wood filament pioneer, has introduced a new patent-pending bio-degradable 3D printing material called GROWLAY. More

French artist Michel Paysant presents tiniest 3D-printed self-portrait

Jul.2, 2018 - In a collaboration with visual artist Michel Paysant, French company Microlight3D has created what it is calling the tiniest 3D printed self-portrait in the world. More

RMIT studies laser metal 3D printing for defence aircraft parts

Jun.29, 2018 - A team of researchers from Australia's RMIT University is using 'laser metal deposition' technology to build and repair steel and titanium parts for defence force aircraft under a two-year project. More

NOWLab@BigRep creates 'smart concrete wall' through 3D printing

Jun.29, 2018 - NOWlab, the innovation department of large-format 3D printer manufacturer BigRep, has created a 'smart concrete wall' with an adaptive surface enabled by embedded capacitive sensors. More

3D printed composite materials inspired by Mantis Shrimp's powerful club weapon

Jun.28, 2018 - Purdue University studied the mechanism behind just how mantis shrimp wields its powerful club without permanently damaging itself, and the design strategy, aiming to develop a new class of super-tough materials. More

Russian scientists 3D printing biological tissues with magnets in microgravity

Jun.28, 2018 - A Russian research team has developed a new method of bioprinting that allows to create 3D biological objects without the use of layer-by-layer approach and magnetic labels. The new method involves magnetic levitation research in conditions of microgravity. More

BIOLIFE4D successfully 3D bioprints human heart tissue

Jun.27, 2018 - BIOLIFE4D, a Chicago-based medical tech firm specializing in 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering, announced it has successfully demonstrated its ability to 3D bioprint human cardiac tissue ' specifically, a human cardiac patch. More

Titomic signs MST agreement with Fincantieri Australia for Kinetic Fusion 3D printing

Jun.27, 2018 - Fincantieri Australia, the Australian division of Fincantieri S.p.A., one of the world's largest shipbuilding groups, has signed a material science testing (MST) agreement with Melbourne-based metal additive manufacturing company Titomic to support sovereign industrial capability and Australia's continuous naval shipbuilding plans. More

UCSF and INTAMSYS to develop 3D printed PEEK implants for orthopedic surgery

Jun.27, 2018 - Professional 3D printer manufacturer INTAMSYS, headquartered in Shanghai, has announced a joint-research initiative to develop 3D printed PEEK implants for orthopedic surgery with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). More

UA professor to develop 3D printed soil and bacteria binding for construction

Jun.27, 2018 - Michelle Bernhardt-Barry, assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas, has been studying the structure of soil and how to make it more effective for bearing heavy loads. Through the use of 3D printing, Bernhardt-Barry wants integrate load-bearing mechanisms into the construction of soil layers, and apply calcium carbonate to bind them together. More

General Motors saves $300,000 in tooling costs using 3D printing

Jun.26, 2018 - General Motors sees great value in 3D printing and is taking advantage. The company said most of GM's factories have 3D printers, and 3D printing has the ability to save GM millions of dollars in annual production costs. Dan Grieshaber, GM's director of global manufacturing integration, said use of the 3D printing technology has recently increased, leading GM to expand and better standardize operations. More

US Army invents 3D printable, high strength concrete composition for rapid construction of buildings

Jun.26, 2018 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), a federal agency under the Department of Defense, has developed and patented a 3D printable concrete composition that provides high structural strength for building components. More

Henkel opens new €18M 3D printing technology centre in Tallaght, Ireland

Jun.25, 2018 - Chemical and consumer goods giant Henkel is investing '18 million over the next four years at its Tallaght research and development centre, as it opens a new 3D printing hub there today. The Centre will become Henkel's European regional hub for technology presentations, demonstrations, training, testing as well as customer service for 3D Printing solutions.' More

ETH Zurich students create intricate metal facade in 3D printed moulds

Jun.25, 2018 - Students from ETH Zurich created a beautiful and intricate metal facade using 3D printed molds. Called "Deep Facade", the sculpture-like structure is made of 26 articulated panels, is six metres high and four metres wide. More

Naval Group and Centrale Nantes 3D print first full-scale military propeller blade

Jun.25, 2018 - French naval defense specialist Naval Group and engineering school Centrale Nantes have successfully 3D printed their first full-scale propeller blade demonstrator for military applications using the Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process. More

'DNA 3D printer,' a new technique could soon let scientists create new DNA 'overnight'

Jun.22, 2018 - Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) have invented a new way to create DNA sequences on demand that promises to be faster and cheaper. It does not require the use of toxic chemical and is more accurate than the regular DNA synthesis technique used so far in laboratories around the world. The new method could synthesise genes 'overnight'-it could produce DNA strands ten times longer than those now manufactured artificially. Scientists said it could lead to 'DNA 3D printers' in research labs that work like the 3D printers in many modern workshops. More

Dutch company Vormvrij unveils new LUTUM 4 ceramic 3D printer

Jun.22, 2018 - Ceramic 3D printing specialist Vormvrij has unveiled LUTUM 4, its latest clay-extruding 3D printer. The first Prototype of the LUTUM v4 was showcased at Fabcon+RapidTech fair in Messe Erfurt early June. More

China pioneers ceramic 3D printing in microgravity using DLP technology

Jun.21, 2018 - Scientists at the Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has just successfully completed an experiment to 3D print ceramic parts containing lunar dust under microgravity. More

LM Industries opens 3D printing microfactories, 'the first digital OEM'

Jun.21, 2018 - Local Motors, the Arizona-based company known for its 3D printed vehicles, has announced the formation of LM Industries Group, a technology-enabled manufacturer focused on mobility products headquartered in San Francisco. More

eSUN releases eSoluble, next gen of water-soluable PVA support material

Jun.20, 2018 - eSUN's solution to the problem of complex print designs is a water-soluble PVA support material called eSoluble. During 3D printing, a mold from this material will provide solid, reliable support for designs with complex shapes. After printing, when submerged in room-temperature tap water, the mold will dissolve completely within a few hours. More

Prellis Biologics reaches record speed and resolution in 3D printing of human tissue with capillaries

Jun.20, 2018 - Prellis Biologics, a San Francisco-based 3D tissue printing company, announced that it has reached record speed and resolution in the quest to print human tissue with viable capillaries, bringing the goal of printing human replacement organs closer to reality. More

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

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

3D printable photochromic molecular materials for reversible information storage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAE International issues four aerospace additive manufacturing technical standards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First 3D printed human corneas created at Newcastle University

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

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

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

3D printed sugar scaffolds could help grow human organs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Researchers develop 3D printer that can make complex body tissues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3D printing is transforming treatment of congenital heart disease

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

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

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

eSUN complements 3D printing solutions with new product combo packages

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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