Life-saving 3D printed heart model inducted into Boerhaave Museum

Jan.18, 2017 - The 3D printed heart model that helped Dutch doctors save the life of a three-month-old baby with a ventricle septum defect will soon be on display at the Boerhaave Museum in Leiden, the Netherlands. More

This 3D printed phone case can detect cancer

Jan.18, 2017 - A new study published in the scientific journal 'Nature Communications' shows how a 3D printed phone case could detect cancer-related genetic mutations. More

Boyfriend of the year makes 3D printed mechanical toy for long-distance girlfriend

Jan.18, 2017 - A Reddit and Imgur user going by the handle 'gsxr93' has used 3D printing to make a cute, vintage-inspired 'automaton,' or mechanical toy, for his long-distance girlfriend, Elisabeth. The toy was designed in Solidworks, and cost around $80 to build. More

3D printed prosthetics company UNYQ expands, opens new office in Charlotte, NC

Jan.18, 2017 - 3D printed prosthetics company UNYQ has decided to expand its business to the U.S. East coast with a new office in Charlotte, NC. According to the UNYQ, the expansion will bring it closer to its biggest client base, and situate it closer to its partner 3D Systems, which is based in Rock Hill, South Carolina. More

Maison 203's 3D printed Bern Clutch to premiere at Maison et Objet in Paris next week

Jan.18, 2017 - Fashion-forward design brand Maison 203 will be unveiling a stunning new 3D printed clutch at the Paris trade show Maison et Objet next week. The item marks another step in the ongoing cultivation of 3D printing in the fashion world. More

3D printed optical tactile sensor wins top prize at 2016 Annual Soft Robotics Competition

Jan.18, 2017 - TacTip, a 3D printed optical tactile sensor developed by researchers at the UK's Bristol University, has won first prize in the 2016 Soft Robotics Competition in the Contributions in Soft Robotics Research category. The sensors could enable robots of the future to have human-like dexterity. More

MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom resigns, Nadav Goshen to replace him

Jan.18, 2017 - MakerBot, one of the leading manufacturers of desktop 3D printers, has just announced the resignation of CEO Jonathan Jaglom. Jaglom, who had been acting CEO since March 2015, will be succeeded by Nadav Goshen, MakerBot's current president. More

Exclusive 3Ders interview with Shining 3D CEO Li Tao

Jan.17, 2017 - Chinese company Shining 3D, a provider of 3D printing and 3D scanning products and services, recently released its new EinScan-Pro+ 3D scanner. Company CEO Li Tao answered a few of our questions about that product and the state of the 3D printing and 3D scanning industry. More

Sintavia introduces proprietary process for 3D printing aluminum alloys

Jan.17, 2017 - Sintavia, LLC has announced its new end-to-end process for manufacturing 3D printed parts in F357 aluminum and other AI-Si alloys. The new process, both exclusive and proprietary, was developed specifically for applications in the aerospace and automotive industries. More

3D printed 'Hummingdoc flip' device lets users record their heart rate for remote diagnosis

Jan.17, 2017 - A startup from Reno, Nevada has developed a 3D printed device that can turn your smartphone and Apple EarPods into a functioning stethoscope for checking heart rates. Called 'Hummingdoc Flip,' the new device could be a breakthrough for personal, at-home diagnostics, as well as telemedicine. More

3D printed e-NABLE hands help bagpipe-playing robot hit all the right notes

Jan.17, 2017 - Instructables user XenonJohn has used 3D printed parts to create an impressive bagpipe-playing robot. The noisy system consists of a low-cost bagpipe 'chanter,' a pair of 3D printed e-NABLE hands, and an Arduino Mega 2560. More

New Intel retail platform: in-store 3D knitting, virtual reality, stock management robots

Jan.17, 2017 - Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced that Intel will be developing in-store 3D knitting technology that will be part of the Intel Responsive Retail Platform (Intel RRP), a horizontal platform for connecting retail hardware, software, APIs, and sensors in a standardized way. More

New Adidas 'Speedfactories' will start making 3D printed shoes this year

Jan.17, 2017 - Adidas plans to have its new Speedfactories in Germany and the U.S. operational by mid-2017. The new factories will be equipped with advanced technologies such as 3D printing, computerized knitting, and robotic cutting. More

TWI and Lloyd's Register investigate 3D printing standardization in joint research projects

Jan.17, 2017 - TWI and global engineering, technical, and business services organization Lloyd's Register have teamed up to launch two new research projects geared towards exploring standards and regulatory compliances for additive manufacturing technologies. More

Stunning 3D printed furniture explores potential of 'discrete fabrication'

Jan.16, 2017 - London-based architect Gilles Retsin has been working with a team of students from UCL Bartlett to explore discrete or digital fabrication processes. The research has consisted of creating a number of stunning pieces of furniture, one of which was 3D printed. More

Chinese company Jala Group using 3D printed skin to test cosmetics for Asian market

Jan.16, 2017 - Jala Group, a Chinese cosmetics company, has used 3D bioprinting technology to print artificial 'Asian skin,' complete with dermis and epidermis, that can be used to test cosmetics products for the Asian market. More

$900 NIX full-color 3D printer hits Kickstarter

Jan.16, 2017 - London-based 3D printing startup Nixtek is hoping to make its mark on the 3D printing world with its full-color NIX 3D printer. The 3D printer, which has color-blending capabilities, is going for as low as £749 ($900). More

SALVO's 3D printed Lattice Cubed pen aims to write its way into history via Kickstarter

Jan.16, 2017 - Technology-focused design startup SALVO has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Lattice Cubed, a 3D printed titanium pen. Described as a 'reinvention of the classic writing instrument for the modern generation,' the Lattice Cubed is available at an early bird price of '225. More

Robo 3D and Foxconn sign manufacturing agreement for Robo R2 3D printer

Jan.16, 2017 - San Diego-based 3D printer manufacturer Robo 3D has announced a manufacturing agreement with Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group. The agreement effectively establishes a manufacturing partnership through which Foxconn will produce Robo 3D's Robo R2 smart 3D printer. More

Local Motors' autonomous 3D printed 'Olli' bus heads to Germany with Deutsche Bahn

Jan.16, 2017 - German railway company Deutsche Bahn is planning to road-test Local Motors' 'Olli' minibus throughout 2017. A fleet of the 3D printed autonomous vehicles, which use AI software IBM Watson, could be introduced in either Berlin or the Bavarian municipality of Bad Birnbach. More

Israeli dentists seek partnership with Philippines to promote 3D printed implants

Jan.16, 2017 - A team of Israeli dentists has met with dentists in the Philippines to discuss the establishment of a medical cooperation between Tel Aviv and Manila's top dental professionals. As part of the cooperation, Israel's advanced dental 3D printing technologies would be expanded to the Southeast Asian country. More

These 3D printed sculptures bloom like hypnotic flowers when spun under strobes

Jan.15, 2017 - California-based designer and Stanford University Lecturer John Edmark has been mesmerizing crowds around the globe with his 3D printed sculptures known as 'Blooms.' More

Stanford engineers use 3D printing to transform children's toy into 20-cent malaria diagnosis device

Jan.15, 2017 - Scientists at Stanford University have developed a potentially life-saving 3D printed tool inspired by a whirligig, a spinning toy that dates back to the Bronze Age. The new device could help healthcare workers diagnose malaria in areas lacking precise laboratory equipment. More

'Paper Watch' combines 3D printing and household materials in cheap alternative to Apple Watch

Jan.14, 2017 - Researchers in Saudi Arabia have invented a cheap, easy alternative to the Apple Watch that could make fitness tracking affordable to consumers worldwide. Meet the “paper watch,” a wearable device that combines common household items such as aluminum foil and sponges with silicon-based soft sensors. More

Metal 3D printing could benefit from smooth-flowing Ames Laboratory powders

Jan.13, 2017 - The famous Ames Laboratory is hard at work manufacturing the perfect metal powders. While that innovation may seem small, its implications for the 3D printing industry are colossal. More

New 'living additive manufacturing' technique enables fusion, chemical alteration of 3D printed materials

Jan.13, 2017 - Chemists at MIT have developed a 3D printing technique that allows for the alteration of a printed object's chemical structure and the chemical joining of multiple 3D printed objects. They say the technique could greatly expand the complexity of objects that can be created with 3D printing. More

Australian e-waste center training workers to build 3D printers from old copiers

Jan.13, 2017 - Two new e-waste centers in Australia have been helping local populations get rid of their old tech in a more sustainable and environmentally conscious way. At the same time, the centers have been training their workers to repurpose the waste by building new 3D printers. More

Dutch students prepare to launch entirely 3D printed rocket

Jan.13, 2017 - Students at Inholland University of Applied Science in the Netherlands have begun building an entirely 3D printed, fly-ready rocket, heralding a promising future in 3D printing education. More

Scandy turns new Asus ZenFone AR into 3D Scanner in just six hours

Jan.13, 2017 - Using its Scandy Pro app and the Scandy Core SDK, 3D scanning pioneer Scandy was able to turn a brand-new Asus ZenFone AR into a 3D scanner in just six hours. Scandy sees the Scandy Core as a huge opportunity for developers on Android, iOS, and Linux platforms. More

AddUp Solutions developing 3D printed molds to improve Michelin tire performance

Jan.13, 2017 - The Michelin Group and industrial engineering group Fives Group S.A. have spoken about their joint venture 'AddUp Solutions,' a metal 3D printing project. AddUp is developing a line of metal 3D printers, and will use 3D printed molds to improve Michelin tire performance. More

Introducing CELLINK's BIO X, the 'most user-friendly' 3D bioprinter

Jan.13, 2017 - Swedish 3D bioprinting company CELLINK has just announced the release of its newest 3D bioprinter: BIO X. The new 3D bioprinter, which will retail for $39,000 USD (cost includes bioinks, software, accessories, and consumables), is designed for a wide range of experience levels. More

3D printing could advance membrane engineering and lower carbon footprint, experts say

Jan.12, 2017 - Scientists at the University of Bath's Centre for Advanced Separations Engineering (CASE) are predicting a bright future for 3D printing and advanced membrane engineering. More

World leaders to discuss 3D printing, changing tech landscape at World Economic Forum

Jan.12, 2017 - On January 17, political and business leaders from all over the world will come together in Davos, Switzerland for the 2017 World Economic Forum. Under the theme "Responsive and Responsible Leadership," they will be talking about new disruptive technologies such as 3D printing. More

This 3D printed, three-mile-high, self-cleaning skyscraper could be the future of architecture

Jan.12, 2017 - Materials science company Arconic has a vision for the future that includes a 3-mile-high skyscraper made from 3D printed building materials and coated in a self-cleaning material. The impressive building concept is part of the company's "Jetsons" campaign. More

Maker turns Ducati and Suzuki motorcycles into 3D printed RC racers (with rider!)

Jan.12, 2017 - Brett Turnage, a 3D printing and RC racing expert, has unveiled two functional 3D printed RC motorcycles'complete with a moving 3D printed rider. Both 3D printable models are free to download. More

XYZprinting parent company Kinpo to increase manufacturing capacity for 3D printers

Jan.12, 2017 - Taiwanese IT manufacturing company New Kinpo Group, notable for its subsidiaries XYZprinting, Kinpo Electronics, and Cal-Comp Electronics, has just announced it will be expanding its 3D printer and vacuum cleaner manufacturing capacity in 2017. More

Ohio police identify victim with help of 3D printed facial reconstruction, two charged with murder

Jan.12, 2017 - The body of a woman found in Ohio whose face was reconstructed using 3D printing techniques has been identified. A DNA sample provided by the victim's family proved the woman to be Tiffany Dawn Chambers of Florida. A suspect is being charged with her murder. More

3D Rider: Zortrax 3D prints functional motorcycle

Jan.12, 2017 - Polish 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax has created a 3D printed motorcycle to demonstrate the power of its warp-resistant materials. The middleweight-class 3D printed bike was printed on Zortrax M200 and M300 3D printers. More

Ioan Florea's 3D printed Liquid Metal Ford Torino up for auction next week

Jan.12, 2017 - The stunning 3D printed Liquid Metal Ford Torino, made by Romanian artist Ioan Florea, will go up for auction on January 18, 2017. It will be the first ever 3D printed car to cross an auction block. More

ASU opens Southwest's largest 3D printing research hub in partnership with Concept Laser, Honeywell, PADT

Jan.11, 2017 - The Polytechnic School at Arizona State University (ASU) is now home to the largest additive manufacturing research facility in the Southwest United States. The 3D printing research center, the 'Manufacturing Research and Innovation Hub,' was realized in partnership with 3D printing company Concept Laser, Honeywell Aerospace, and PADT, Inc. More

3D scanning helps uncover 350M-year-old tetrapod fossil in Scotland

Jan.11, 2017 - Palaeontologists in Scotland have used micro-CT scans to uncover one of the first animals to crawl up out of the water and walk the shores of land. The fossil, affectionately named Tiny, dates back to roughly 350 million years ago. More

Coffee 3D printing stunt lets single Londoners find a match in their mocha

Jan.11, 2017 - Online dating service Match.com will launch an unusual dating scheme at a pop-up coffee shop in London next week. 'Espresso Yourself' will serve coffees topped with 3D printed foam selfies of eligible Match members, giving caffeine lovers a chance to find their soulmate while sipping. More

DOD unveils world's largest swarm of 3D printed micro-drones

Jan.11, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that it has successfully tested a swarm of 3D printed micro-drones. The drone swarm, called Perdix, is made up of autonomous micro-drones that are capable of collective decision-making, adaptive formation flying, and self-healing. More

Renault Trucks using 3D printers to make lighter, more efficient engines

Jan.11, 2017 - French truck and military vehicle manufacturer Renault Trucks is reportedly working on developing a metal 3D printing process that will help boost engine performance. Additive manufacturing is expected to help make engines more compact and lightweight and thus more efficient. More

This 3D printed microscope can help prevent the spread of waterborne diseases

Jan.11, 2017 - Scientists from Cambridge University in the UK have developed a 3D printable microscope that can be used to test water. The device uses a Raspberry Pi and a tiny camera, and is currently being tested by British charity Oxfam, which could use it to speed up water testing in remote areas. More

Mark Zuckerberg 3D printed a mini version of his dog for its birthday

Jan.11, 2017 - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has commissioned some of his employees at Oculus to make a miniature 3D printed version of his dog, Beast, for its 6th birthday. More

Rocket Crafters' 3D printed fuel patent to make hybrid rockets safer, more affordable

Jan.11, 2017 - Rocket Crafters, Inc., a Florida-based aerospace tech developer, has just been granted a U.S. patent for its innovative method of designing and 3D printing safe, high-performance fuel grains for hybrid rocket engines. More

Titan Robotics introduces Cronus, massive multi-gantry 3D printer co-developed by Autodesk

Jan.10, 2017 - 3D printer manufacturer Titan Robotics has introduced the Cronus, a multi-gantry FFF 3D printer that can be fitted with multiple tool heads. The Cronus uses multi-head 3D printing technology from Autodesk and Netfabb, and is available in both open and closed versions. More

Eco-friendly 3D printed fashion collection features secret braille messages

Jan.10, 2017 - German fashion designer Babette Sperling has used 3D printing to create a line of stunning eco-friendly clothes that are decorated with braille. The designer used BioInspiration's flexible and compostable WillowFlex filament to make the garments. More

Connect multiple Robox 3D printers with CEL's new 'Root, Tree & Mote' network system

Jan.10, 2017 - 3D printer manufacturer CEL, maker of the Robox 3D printer, will tomorrow release Root, Tree, and Mote, a three-part system consisting of a remote control, vertical housing, and touchscreen interface for Robox 3D printers. The system will make it easy for users to control multiple Robox printers. More

3D printed medical implant startup Supercraft3D raises $1M

Jan.10, 2017 - Singapore-based medical 3D printing startup Supercraft3D has announced that it has raised $1 million in investments, largely from Binny Bansal, the cofounder of e-commerce platform Flipkart. More

Astronauts will start 3D printing medical supplies aboard ISS this month

Jan.10, 2017 - Medical 3D printing company 3D4MD has put forward a plan that will allow astronauts to 3D print medical supplies on the fly, rather than wait for resupply missions to come through. The concept will be tested aboard the ISS this month. More

Bonsailab's $500 FabPod Silent 3D printer is built for the classroom

Jan.10, 2017 - Japanese 3D printer manufacturer Bonsailab Inc. has unveiled the FabPod Silent, the latest in its line of FabPod 3D printers aimed at the STEM education sector. The new 3D printer has a lighter print head for faster printing speeds, and is compatible with different nozzle sizes. More

Global spending for 3D printing industry to reach $28.9 billion by 2020, says IDC

Jan.10, 2017 - The International Data Corporation (IDC) has just released an update for its Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide. The new report projects that global spending on 3D printing will undergo a five-year CAGR of 22.3%, from $13.2 billion in 2016 to up to $28.9 billion in 2020. More

ActivArmor uses 3D scanning to create breathable, water-safe alternative to casts and splints

Jan.9, 2017 - ActivArmor, a Colorado-based company that makes custom-fit medical casts, is using 3D scanning technology to ensure that each patient receives a perfectly fitted device. The company has also used 3D printing to prototype its affordable, water-safe products. More

Student 3D prints prosthetic hand inspired by Metal Gear Solid's Venom Snake

Jan.9, 2017 - A Philadelphia-based industrial design student has created a functional 3D printed prosthetic arm inspired by Venom Snake, a character from the video game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The impressive 3D printed prosthetic can be replicated by anyone, as the maker has made his 3D files open source. More

3D printed ‘Robird’ airport drones preparing for U.S. migration

Jan.9, 2017 - Clear Flight Solutions, a Dutch company that has developed 3D printed, wing-flapping bird drones called 'Robirds,' is ready to go international once it has finished trialling its product at a European airport. The 3D printed birds can be used to scare off real birds, which can damage aircraft. More

3D printed Trillennium Man shows how human skeleton could evolve

Jan.9, 2017 - Scientists from Oxford University have used 3D modeling and printing technologies to create interactive 3D models of human joints. The interactive models, which are based on 3D scans of over 200 individual bone specimens, demonstrate the history of common joint complaints and present how they are expected to evolve. More

This Native American student has embraced 3D printing and hopes to become an astronaut

Jan.9, 2017 - 28-year-old Matilda Brooks, who has 3D printed an innovative knee brace, hopes to one day become the first federally recognized Native American woman to go into space. Brooks was just named as a semi-finalist in the Search for Hidden Figures contest. More

MIT researchers use 3D printing to develop material 20x less dense, 10x stronger than steel

Jan.9, 2017 - A team of MIT researchers has used a multi-material 3D printer to investigate one of the strongest lightweight materials ever. By compressing and fusing flakes of graphene, the researchers were able to create a material with 5 percent the density and 10 times the strength of steel. More

3D printed models help surgeon rebuild cyclist's broken jaw after bike accident

Jan.9, 2017 - A British man who suffered a serious facial injury from a cycling accident now has a rebuilt and functioning jaw thanks to a team of dedicated doctors who used 3D printing technologies to help in the rebuilding process. More

Sip your morning coffee from a NASA-certified 3D printed space cup

Jan.8, 2017 - Oregon-based spacecraft fluid system firm IRPI has developed a 3D printed coffee cup, specially designed to be used in zero-gravity environments. For those of us who only dream of being astronauts, the firm has released the 3D printed space mug to the public through a side project called Spaceware. More

This incredible 3D printed supercar helps Divergent 3D steal the show at CES in Las Vagas

Jan.8, 2017 - 3D printing automotive startup Divergent 3D has just sealed a major partnership with luxury car maker Peugeot More

Shining 3D launches acclaimed EinScan-Pro+ handheld 3D scanner & Einstart-C desktop 3D printer

Jan.7, 2017 - Shining 3D, the leading 3D digitizing and 3D printing company based in China, has just debuted the much anticipated EinScan-Pro+ handheld 3D scanner and the Einstart-C desktop 3D printer at this year's CES. More

Shir Atar's 'Hairline' project features fully 3D printed hairy statues

Jan.7, 2017 - For anyone with a nostalgia for Chia Pets, we may have found this decade's equivalent: an art project called 'Hairline'. Created by designer Shir Atar, Hairline consists of a number of 3D printed head statues, each with a wildly different head or face of 3D printed hair. More

GE Additive Education Program accepting applications from schools for 3D printers

Jan.6, 2017 - GE announced today that they are now accepting applications from schools for the GE Additive Education Program (AEP). GE will invest $10 million over the next five years in two educational programs. More

Markforged unveils Metal X 3D printer & groundbreaking Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing technology

Jan.6, 2017 - At CES 2017 Markforged unveiled a groundbreaking new system for 3D printing metals, Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing, and the impressive new 3D printer capable of doing it: the Metal X. More

Millebot creates huge concrete 3D printer housed in 40-foot shipping container

Jan.6, 2017 - Construction startup Millebot has introduced Mille, an industrial-sized 3D printer and mill housed within a shipping container. The company sees the giant manufacturing machine being used in construction, disaster relief, aerospace, and more. More

UK designer invents 3D printed camera rig to help terminally ill photographer take pictures again

Jan.6, 2017 - Inventor Jude Pullen has worked with 23-year-old disabled photographer James Dunn to invent a system for remotely controlling a camera via smartphone and tablet. The 23-year-old photographer has a rare genetic condition known as epidermolysis bullosa. More

Johnson & Johnson and Aspect Biosystems begin work on 3D printing knee cartilage

Jan.6, 2017 - Aspect Biosystems announced a new research collaboration with DePuy Synthes Products (Johnson & Johnson company) that will see Aspect's Lab-on-a-Printer bioprinting platform being used to develop 3D bioprinted knee meniscus suitable for surgical therapy. More

Intamsys' new FUNMAT HT 3D printer is ideal for PEEK materials

Jan.6, 2017 - Chinese 3D printing company Intamsys has officially unveiled the FUNMAT HT 3D printer, capable of 3D printing in PEEK materials .As of its unveiling at CES 2017, the new PEEK 3D printer is officially available for purchase. More

These 3D printed modules can be used to absorb sound at home or in the office

Jan.6, 2017 - Maker Julien Dorra has developed a 3D printable noise absorption system that can be fabricated on a low-cost 3D printer. The open-source modules of the system are based on acoustic research literature from 1975 up to 2016. More

3D printed clothing could be commonplace in just 10 years, Google expert Ray Kurzweil predicts

Jan.6, 2017 - Ray Kurzweil, a machine learning expert at Google, has predicted that 3D printed clothing will experience a surge in popularity over the next decade. The expert says the growing number of 3D printable materials and easy-to-use CAD applications will act as catalysts for the trend. More

Formlabs launches new ceramic resins and experimental product platform Form X

Jan.6, 2017 - Formlabs is kicking off CES 2017 with the launch of experimental product platform Form X, as well as a new Ceramic Resin, and a reformulated Grey Resin More

CES 2017: Aleph Objects announces new LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder, software updates and partnerships

Jan.5, 2017 - Aleph Objects is making headlines at CES 2017 with announcements of a new LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder Tool Head, exciting software developments, and fresh partnerships More

Oxford Performance Materials awarded Boeing contract to supply 3D printed parts for Boeing spacecraft

Jan.5, 2017 - Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) announced today that it has been selected by The Boeing Company to manufacture 3D printed structures for the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. More

Tiny 3D printed biobots could dispense drug doses from inside your body

Jan.5, 2017 - Samuel Sia, a professor of biomedical engineering at New York City's Columbia University, has developed a 3D printed biobot that can be implanted in the body to release controlled doses of drugs. The amazing device can be controlled from outside the body using only magnets. More

CES 2017: Fuel3D unveils fast 360-degree 3D scanner & high-resolution desktop 3D scanner

Jan.5, 2017 - Fuel3D, the UK/US based 3D capture and imaging innovator, has just unveiled two new 3D scanners at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 5-8 in Las Vegas. More

GE Additive teams with GE Capital to sell, finance metal additive machines

Jan.5, 2017 - GE announced its GE Additive business will collaborate with GE Capital to sell and finance metal additive manufacturing machines. More

CES 2017: Airwolf 3D debuts high-performance HydroFill water-soluble support material

Jan.5, 2017 - California-based Airwolf 3D today announces the release of HydroFill Water-Soluble Support, the world's first highly effective washable support material for large ABS and PLA parts. More

Sculpteo's new Agile Metal Technology software helps optimize metal 3D printing

Jan.5, 2017 - French 3D printing company Sculpteo has launched its new Agile Metal Technology software suite, an online system that offers designers and manufacturers advanced evaluative and reparative tools for metal 3D printing projects. The software was debuted at CES 2017. More

Taiwan startup presents new resin-based T3D mobile 3D printer

Jan.5, 2017 - Taiwan-based 3D printing startup T3D is introducing its new mobile smartphone 3D printer. The resin-based 3D printer will reportedly be available for about $299, though no release date has been set. More

Personalized, 3D printed earnotz wireless earphones launches on Kickstarter

Jan.5, 2017 - Ill-fitting, uncomfortable earbuds have been a common affliction since the tech was first invented. But earnotz, an American startup specializing in custom 3D printed earphones, is one of the few companies doing anything about it. More

3D printed handguns pose serious threat, an Australian police force says

Jan.4, 2017 - Police in New South Wales (NSW), Australia are cracking down on 3D printed guns like never before. NSW Police Chief Wayne Hoffman has announced a new focus on 3D printed guns as part of his team’s ongoing ballistics research. More

3D printed stretchable electronics may be here to stay

Jan.4, 2017 - The emerging field of stretchable electronics is no longer the stuff of science fiction, according to a recent study published in the January 2017 issue of 'Micromachines' journal. More

3D printing helps NASA experts develop incredible Ice Dome for Mars

Jan.4, 2017 - A group of designers, architects, and NASA experts has unveiled the Mars Ice Dome, a concept for an ice-based habitat that could be used on Mars. The concept is an evolution of the Mars Ice House, winner of NASA's 2015 3D Printed Habitat Challenge. More

XYZprinting announces impressive CES 2017 lineup, including new da Vinci Nano priced at $230

Jan.4, 2017 - XYZ printing will be debuting several highly anticipated demos and products at this year's CES, running January 5-8 in Las Vegas. Generating some of the most buzz is the new da Vinci Nano, an extremely compact and easy to use desktop 3D printer priced at only $230 USD. More

Polaroid announces new affordable 3D printers and 3D pens at CES 2017

Jan.4, 2017 - Consumer electronics company Polaroid, best known for its iconic instant cameras, has announced it will be launching a new range of affordable desktop 3D printers and 3D pens in 2017. More

HP's new Sprout Pro G2 3D scanning computer geared towards 3D printing, VR

Jan.4, 2017 - HP has unveiled the Sprout Pro G2 at CES 2017. The maker-friendly computer, an upgrade on the original Sprout from 2014, is equipped with a 3D scanning module, projector, cameras, and Touch Mat with stylus. More

3D print your very own portable acoustic tractor beam

Jan.4, 2017 - Researcher Asier Marzo has released a tutorial on how to build your very own 3D printed acoustic tractor beam. The device, which can levitate and attract small objects such as beads or insects, can be built for under $70. More

This new 3D printed bone implant features hundreds of tiny claws, increased durability & longer lifetime

Jan.3, 2017 - Researchers from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) have partnered with UK-based additive manufacturing company 3T RPD to develop a highly innovative 3D printed bone implant. More

CONTEXT: Desktop 3D printer market rises +27% in 2016 while industrial market stalls

Jan.3, 2017 - Worldwide shipments of 3D printers rose +25% year-to-date (YTD) through the first three quarters of 2016 thanks again to shipments of low priced desktop 3D printers, according to figures released today by CONTEXT, the IT market research company. More

Fuji Xerox plans to expand 3D printing & cloud services to China in 2017

Jan.3, 2017 - Tokyo-based joint company Fuji Xerox has announced that it is setting its sights towards mainland China and plans to launch its 3D printing business and cloud services there in 2017. More

3DRap to introduce Poly, a biodegradable, battery operated desktop 3D printer

Jan.3, 2017 - Italian 3D printer startup 3DRap is preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign for its innovative (and affordable) Poly 3D printer. The Poly is made almost entirely from biodegradable PLA and is battery operated. More

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