Maker Profile: XRobots' James Bruton on the maker scene, 3D printed sci-fi cosplay, more

Mar.20, 2018 - This week's Maker Profile highlights James Bruton, maker extraordinaire and the founder of XRobots. From his amazing robotic 3D printed BB-8 Droid to his record-breaking 3D printed self-portrait, Bruton is one of the most prolific makers in the 3D printing community. More

PTC's Creo 5.0 lets users order metal 3D prints directly from Materialise

Mar.20, 2018 - Software company PTC has released the latest version of its Creo 3D modeling software. The new CAD program, Creo 5.0, introduces a range of new tools and features including topology optimization, additive and subtractive manufacturing capabilities, and more. More

NASA to work on ASTM International's 'game-changing' 3D printing Center of Excellence

Mar.20, 2018 - ASTM International, a standards and related services organization, has selected EWI and Auburn University-NASA as partners for its first ever Center of Excellence, which will focus on additive manufacturing or 3D printing. More

Amsterdam drug dealers caught stashing cocaine in 3D printed Nintendo cartridges

Mar.20, 2018 - Dutch police have arrested four people on suspicion of drug dealing. The accused, who had supposedly been running a dark web operation, had a network of three 3D printers for printing fake Nintendo cartridges and ink cartridges, which they would stuff with cocaine, MDMA, and other drugs. More

Footwear brand ECCO explores custom 3D printed shoes in QUANT-U pilot project

Mar.20, 2018 - Popular Danish footwear brand ECCO is taking its shoe design to new technological heights with its new pilot project, QUANT-U. The project brings together 3D scanning and 3D printing for customized footwear. More

Metal 3D printing innovator Desktop Metal raises $65M from Ford Motor Company, others

Mar.19, 2018 - Desktop Metal has secured an additional $65 million in funding through a recent financing round. The investment round, led by Ford Motor Company, brings the company's total investments raised to $277 million. More

Spain's Microlay introduces new Versus dental 3D printer, built for repeatability

Mar.19, 2018 - Spanish dental 3D printer manufacturer Microlay is preparing to release its latest additive manufacturing system: the Microlay Versus. The new 3D printer is built to offer prints with superior precision and repeatability for the dental market. More

DIY home decor: 3D print this glowing pinecone lamp

Mar.19, 2018 - Netherlands-based maker [Streetfire_Industries] has designed a cool 3D printable lamp shaped like a pinecone. The lamp, which was designed in Solidworks and which can be downloaded from Thingiverse, has a standard E14 bulb connection. More

PlastiSketch: browser-based software uses vector graphics to design 3D models

Mar.19, 2018 - Developer Marcel Urbanek has created a new browser-based 3D modeling software called PlastiSketch. The modeling platform provides an alternative approach to 3D modeling that uses vector graphic layers to create a 3D object rather than sculpting tools. More

Reinforce your tabletop army with 3D printed Sci-Fi Tanks

Mar.19, 2018 - 3D printed wargame specialist Duncan 'Shadow' Louca has launched a Kickstarter for his latest 3D printable wargame models: Sci-Fi Tanks. Backers can receive all the 3D printed tanks for a pledge of around $77. More

Koala: incredible 3D printer 'climbs' its printed structures for unlimited Z-axis building

Mar.19, 2018 - Researchers at the University of Chile have developed two working prototypes of Koala 3D, a free-form 'climbing' 3D printer with an unlimited Z-axis. The unusual 3D printer can climb the object it is currently printing in the same way a koala climbs a tree. More

SondaSys readies SLA & SLM 3D printing systems following ZRapid collab

Mar.19, 2018 - SondaSys, a Polish 3D printer company, is introducing SLA and SLM 3D printers as part of a collaboration with Chinese 3D printing company ZRapid Tech. The collaboration will also strengthen SondaSys' existing SLS 3D printing technology. More

Siemens announces $38M metal 3D printing facility in Worcester, UK

Mar.19, 2018 - Siemens has created some buzz in the UK this morning with the announcement that it will be opening a £27 million ($37.6M) additive manufacturing facility in the West Midlands city of Worcester. The 3D printing factory is expected to create 50 skilled jobs in the region. More

Dutch trauma center 3D prints bone fracture models for better treatment

Mar.18, 2018 - A trauma center in the Netherlands is using 3D printing technologies to improve the treatment of trauma patients, especially those who are admitted with bone fractures. The technology is being explored at the Elisabeth-TweeSteden Ziekenhuis (ETZ) trauma center. More

Stars Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia 3D print SAG award replicas for young co-stars

Mar.18, 2018 - It seems even the stars are seeing the benefits of 3D printing these days. Actors Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia from popular NBC show This is Us used 3D printing to replicate their SAG Awards for Best TV Ensemble to give to the rest of the show's cast. More

Top 3D printing stories of the week: $4K house, Hackaday Prize, edible 3D printed sushi, more

Mar.17, 2018 - It's not every week that 3D printing news hits the mainstream, but thanks to a ton of innovative projects being showcased at SXSW in Austin, that's exactly what happened. From new 3D printed housing solutions, to edible video-game sushi, check out some of this week's top stories. More

Prices revealed for 3D printed Star Trek Online starships

Mar.16, 2018 - About a month ago, we heard that free-to-play MMORPG Star Trek Online would be letting gamers 3D print their starships courtesy of a collaboration with 3D printing company Mixed Dimensions. Prices have now been revealed for those 3D printed models, and they're pretty steep. More

Senvol developing 3D printing machine learning software for US Navy

Mar.16, 2018 - Senvol, a 3D printing data specialist based in New York City, is developing data-driven machine learning additive manufacturing (AM) software for the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR). The software will help the Navy cut out the process of trial and error during material development. More

Michigan Tech engineers develop open-source GMAW metal 3D printer for only $1,200

Mar.16, 2018 - Joshua Pearce, a prolific engineer at Michigan Tech, has been working on developing an affordable metal 3D printing technology. The project involves hacking a CNC router kit and an metal inert gas (MIG) welder to create a low-cost GMAW metal 3D printer. More

Ultimaker Cura integrates HP 3D scanning software to simplify 3D printing process

Mar.16, 2018 - A new partnership between Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker and HP will make it easier for Ultimaker users to 3D print models directly from 3D scans. The integration brings new possibilities for consumers and professionals. More

Open-source Felfil Evo 3D printing filament extruder available from $369

Mar.16, 2018 - Italian 3D printing company Felfil has made available its Felfil Evo filament extruder, initially the subject of a Kickstarter back in 2015. The extruder is available in basic (€299, $369), complete (€599, $738), and assembled (€719, $886) versions. More

UK father 3D prints prosthetic arms for three-year-old son

Mar.16, 2018 - In another heartwarming 3D printing story, a father from Barnsley in England has used additive manufacturing to create a number of prosthetic arms for his three-year-old son. More

3D scanning and printing are helping scientists identify new hermit crab species

Mar.16, 2018 - Taxonomists are using 3D microCT (Micro computed tomography) 3D scanners to capture and publish 3D models of hermit crabs. These models, which can also be 3D printed, are helping taxonomists share information and recognize when they discover a new species. More

This 3D printed lithophane lamp makes your photographs 3D

Mar.15, 2018 - Instructables user [geekrex] has created a tutorial for 3D printing your photographs and turning them into a lithophane lamp. The cool technique requires a 3D printer, some LED lights, and a few other bits and pieces. More

Loop's 3D printed earplugs prevent tinnitus with style

Mar.15, 2018 - Loop, a Belgian startup specializing in ear protection technology, has developed a pair of 3D printed earplugs that can help fight tinnitus and ringing ears. Loop says its 3D printed devices can prevent hearing loss without looking 'dorky.' More

AON3D releases AON-M2 professional 3D printer with 120°C chamber

Mar.15, 2018 - Canadian 3D printer company AON3D has released the AON-M2 3D printer, a large-format, high-temperature 3D printer for engineering applications. The machine is aimed squarely at professional users. More

This huge 3D printed Star Wars Millennium Falcon took 10 days to print

Mar.15, 2018 - Thingiverse user [stonecoldfx] has 3D printed a giant Star Wars Millennium Falcon in a single piece. The 500 x 170 x 700 mm model of the iconic spaceship weighs 3 kg and took 10 whole days to print. More

Diamonds now a 3D printer's best friend as Carbodeon & Tiamet 3D announce new filaments

Mar.15, 2018 - Finnish nanodiamond manufacturer Carbodeon and Dutch 3D printing specialist Tiamet 3D have announced an exciting 3D printing innovation: the first nanodiamond-enhanced FDM 3D printer filaments for additive manufacturing. More

New 3DGence DOUBLE dual-extrusion 3D printer hits desktop AM market

Mar.15, 2018 - Polish 3D printer manufacturer 3DGence has introduced its latest 3D printer model, the 3DGence DOUBLE. Equipped with a dual-extrusion system, the new 3D printer is expected to hit the market imminently, with first orders being shipped out as of today. More

Wipro3D launches metal 3D printing solutions center in Bengaluru, India

Mar.15, 2018 - Wipro3D, the additive manufacturing division of India's Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, has opened a new metal 3D printing facility in Bengaluru. The 1,200-square-foot solution center is reportedly India's most cutting edge metal AM facility. More

World's largest 3D scan of a lava tube could give insight into colonizing Mars

Mar.15, 2018 - A team in Spain has used state-of-the-art 3D mapping technologies to create an expansive and highly detailed 3D scan of a lava tube. According to the European Space Agency (ESA), it is the largest 3D scan of a lava tube in existence. More

Artists in Canada's North are learning to integrate 3D printing and other tech into their work

Mar.14, 2018 - Artists from the Canadian town of Inuvik have been given the chance to learn digital technologies such as 3D printing for the purpose of integrating tech elements into their art. The initiative is part of a 10-week course organized by the Inuvialuit Community Economic Development Organization. More

MIT's ColorMod process can 3D print color-changing objects

Mar.14, 2018 - Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a process that enables 3D printed parts to change color after printing. The method, called ColorMod, relies on specialized and UV-responsive 3D printable inks. More

Treat yourself to a gold-plated 3D printed fetus

Mar.14, 2018 - Russian company Embryo 3D is offering parents-to-be the chance to 3D print their unborn child. Not as a substitute for live birth, of course, but as a synthetic keepsake of their future son or daughter. The weirdest thing? Embryo 3D is just one of several companies doing this. More

XEV says its 3D printed electric car is ready for mass production

Mar.14, 2018 - Italian company X Electrical Vehicle (XEV) says its 3D printed electric car, the LSEV, will be ready for mass production by the end of the year. The first 3D printed LSEV car is currently being demonstrated at Shanghai's China 3D Printing Cultural Museum. More

2018 Hackaday Prize design and 3D printing challenge kicks off

Mar.14, 2018 - Attention, makers: Hackaday has launched the 2018 edition of its Hackaday Prize, a competition that invites designers, engineers, and makers from all over the world to design and build innovative projects that 'Build Hope.' More

Zortrax releases new M200 Plus 3D printer with WiFi connectivity & new material support

Mar.14, 2018 - Desktop 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax has released an updated version of its popular M200 3D printer. The new machine, the M200 Plus, offers users a slew of new features including WiFi connectivity, a new extruder design, and additional support for new materials. More

Kason's 3D-ReKlaimer recycles metal 3D printing powders using vibration

Mar.14, 2018 - Kason, a global manufacturer of screening and processing equipment, has developed the 3D-ReKlaimer, a metal powder recovery system for metal 3D printers that recovers and reconditions used powders to exacting particle sizes. More

OxSyBio: Oxford University 3D bioprinting spin-out raises $14M

Mar.14, 2018 - OxSyBio, a 3D bioprinting spin-out of Oxford University in the UK, has raised 10 million pounds ($14 million) to develop a hybrid biological materials 3D printer that makes tissues from both living and synthetic cells. More

Future of 3D printed soft robots depends on 'new innovation' in 3DP, soft lithography, RP

Mar.13, 2018 - Researchers at South Korea's Jeju National University have carried out research into the viability of 3D printed soft robots. They suggest that many obstacles remain before 3D printing is fully capable of making soft robots at scale. More

Is Emerging Objects' Cabin of Curiosities the most beautiful 3D printed building ever?

Mar.13, 2018 - Bay Area 3D printing startup Emerging Objects has created a 3D printed 'Cabin of Curiosities,' a proof of concept for demonstrating the architectural possibilities of additive manufacturing. The 3D printed cabin demonstrates how technology can be used to solve 21st-century housing issues. More

Open Meals 3D prints 8-bit sushi that you can eat

Mar.13, 2018 - Open Meals, a Japanese digital food startup, has brought 3D printed edible sushi to the table at SXSW this week. And not just 3D printed sushi, but teleported, 8-bit sushi. More

Maker Profile: 18-year-old designer Shami Oshun on her amazing 3D printed fashion

Mar.13, 2018 - At just 15 years old, Bay Area's Shami Oshun founded her own eponymous fashion label. Now, just three years later, the young and amazingly ambitious designer is breaking into the world of 3D printed fashion in a big way. 3Ders recently got the chance to talk to the up-and-coming designer. More

Japanese high schoolers 3D print Buddhist statues to prevent theft from temples

Mar.13, 2018 - High school students in Japan are learning how to use 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies to help preserve traditional culture through the replication of statues from Buddhist temples. More

Bombyx Prod: French company puts 10 print heads on a single 3D printer

Mar.13, 2018 - French 3D printing company Bombyx Prod has developed a serial additive manufacturing service capable of printing 'thousands' of parts per order. One of its 3D printers uses 10 print heads for printing identical parts simultaneously. More

Innofil3D to develop FDM engineering materials with 3D printer manufacturer Beijing Tiertime

Mar.13, 2018 - Innofil3D, a Netherlands-based 3D printing filament company owned by BASF, has partnered with Beijing Tiertime, a Chinese FDM 3D printer manufacturer. Beijing Tiertime will distribute Innofil3D's filaments in China and the U.S., and the two companies will develop new materials. More

UK biotech firm FabRx turns to SLS 3D printing for 'Printlet' drug tablets

Mar.13, 2018 - FabRx, a biotech company based in London, is using additive manufacturing to develop 3D printed medicine tablets called 'Printlets.' The company is relying on selective laser sintering technology developed by Swiss additive company Sintratec. More

re:3D Gigabot X 3D printer on Kickstarter at $9,500

Mar.12, 2018 - 3D printing company re:3D, based in Austin, Texas, has launched a Kickstarter for the Gigabot X, a large-scale pellet extrusion 3D printer. Backers of the $50,000 campaign can secure a Gigabot X 3D printer for $9,500 or purchase kits and print heads for a smaller sum. More

This awesome laser-cut 3D printing filament rack can be yours

Mar.12, 2018 - Germany-based maker John Dowell has used a laser cutter to build an incredible 3D printing filament rack. Dowell made the rack using Autodesk Fusion 360, and has published the files on Thingiverse. More

A 3D printed house for $4,000? Silicon Valley's New Story can build it

Mar.12, 2018 - New Story, a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit, says it has developed the 'Vulcan,' a construction 3D printer that can fabricate a four-room house in less than a day for just $4,000. The massive 3D printer is being demonstrated at SXSW. More

Gramazon: a DIY 3D printed gramophone horn for the Amazon Echo Dot

Mar.12, 2018 - Florida-based maker Baard Fleistad has come up with one of the coolest 3D printing projects we've seen in awhile: a 3D printed gramophone-style radio horn for the Amazon Echo Dot. Fittingly, the 3D printed audio device has been named 'Gramazon.' More

These 3D printed Bose AR sunglasses look much cooler than Google Glass

Mar.12, 2018 - High-end audio equipment company Bose is developing augmented reality (AR) sunglasses. The company has demonstrated a 3D printed prototype that can provide audio information about local points of interest, and expects to launch the Bose AR product this summer. More

CT & MRI scans combined for hybrid 3D printed lung cancer models

Mar.12, 2018 - Yet another example of how 3D printing is impacting the medical field has come out of Spain, where experts from the Hospital Cruz Roja in Cordoba have 3D printed lung cancer models for the purpose of surgical planning. More

Ahoy! Printable Scenery's latest 3D printable RPG and wargaming models take you to sea

Mar.12, 2018 - New Zealand's Printable Scenery has released yet another amazing set of 3D printable terrain for taking RPGs and other table-top games to the next level. Its latest series, enticingly called 'The Lost Islands,' is being featured in a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. More

Cheshire 3D Print Hub: 40,000 sq ft 3D printing facility set to boost UK AM

Mar.12, 2018 - Manchester Metropolitan University and property company Tatton Estate have agreed to build Cheshire 3D Print Hub (C3D), a multi-million-pound, 40,000-square-foot 3D printing facility in Cheshire, UK. More

Cevotec to bring carbon fiber patch additive manufacturing to North America

Mar.11, 2018 - Cevotec, a German company specializing in Fibre Patch Placement (FPP) has announced it will be introducing its composite 3D printing technology to North America. The expansion will be realized through a collaboration with Composite Automation, LLC. More

Solidscape releases faster S390 high precision 3D printer for jewelry market

Mar.11, 2018 - Stratasys subsidiary Solidscape, a company specializing in wax 3D printers, has released a new 3D printer for the jewelry making market. The new machine, the S390 high precision 3D printer, was built for producing finely detailed pieces of jewelry at rapid speeds. More

New software lets you transform 3D models into stuffed knitted toys

Mar.11, 2018 - Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a software that turns digital 3D models into knitted objects. The program, which requires a computer-controlled knitting machine, could be used to create all types of customized 3D printed stuffed toys. More

Top 3D printing stories of the week: BCN3D Sigmax, 3D-Hybrid, new gallium alloy, women's day, more

Mar.10, 2018 - March is shaping up to be a busy month in the 3D printing industry. This week we've seen new additive manufacturing materials, open source 3D printers, a charity stunt featuring a 3D printed arm, and more. Check out some of this week's top stories. More

Nerf-shooting 3D printed arm might be strangest prosthesis ever

Mar.10, 2018 - European engineering collective Hackerloop has built a 3D printed prosthetic Nerf gun that fires projectiles in response to the user's muscle contractions. The modified Swarmfire Nerf uses EMG sensors and 3D printed parts. More

FATHOM and Launch Forth organize new 3D design challenge for military MLVs

Mar.9, 2018 - FATHOM and Launch Forth have announced the launch of a 3D design and printing challenge: the MLV:Refined Challenge. The challenge's goal is to expand and refine concept designs of Modular Logistics Vehicles (MLVs) which were submitted in an earlier contest. More

Nanoscribe recognized for micro-scale laser lithography 3D printing tech

Mar.9, 2018 - Nanoscribe GmbH has been recognized for its micro-scale 3D printing technology by the German Physics Association (DPG), which this week awarded the company and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's Institute of Nanotechnology (INT) the Technology Transfer Prize. More

Meet Julia Koerner, the designer who helped bring Black Panther's 3D printed costumes to life

Mar.9, 2018 - 3Ders recently got the chance to speak to Julia Koerner, a designer whose fashion 3D printing skills helped realize some of the incredible costumes in Marvel's Black Panther. More

Sony Xperia users can now order 3D printed models via PostNord

Mar.9, 2018 - PostNord, a communications and logistics company supplying the Nordic region, will make on-demand 3D printed models for users of Sony's 3D Creator mobile app, which can be used to capture objects via smartphone 3D scanning. More

Lumecluster's Melissa Ng 3D prints amazing Hela Headdress from Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok

Mar.9, 2018 - Artist and cosplay specialist Melissa Ng of Lumecluster has once again collaborated with Marvel Studios to recreate one of its iconic costumes using 3D printing. This time Melissa has turned to one of its more villainous characters: the irreproachable Hela from Thor: Ragnarok. More

Fraunhofer ILT develops inline powder jet testing system for LMD 3D printing

Mar.9, 2018 - The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has developed an inline system for testing, qualifying, and adjusting the focused powder jet of laser metal deposition nozzles. Laser Metal Deposition is an additive manufacturing process that uses the technology of laser cladding. More

Singapore wants elementary schoolers learning 3D printing, robotics, more

Mar.9, 2018 - Singapore's Applied Learning Programme (ALP), which aims to deliver hands-on learning programs to primary schoolers, is being expanded. All schools will implement the program, which includes STEM activities like robotics, coding, and 3D printing, by the year 2023. More

3D printed Periscope Case makes smartphone photography way more versatile

Mar.8, 2018 - Portland startup Defox has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a 3D printed smartphone camera accessory that is ideal for 'active photography.' The accessory, called the Periscope Case, consists of a mirror and 3D printed frame that fits over your smartphone. More

How fake blood and 3D printed aortas help Ohio doctors treat patients

Mar.8, 2018 - Physicians and biomedical engineers at Ohio State University have been 3D printing patient aortas in flexible materials using CT scan data. These 3D printed aorta models can be tested in heart simulators to determine the best course of treatment for a patient. More

3D printed smartphone case measures your blood pressure — but is it accurate enough?

Mar.8, 2018 - A 3D printed smartphone case could be used to measure blood pressure. The device uses a button-like sensor that users can push with their finger, but some experts have warned the device might not be accurate enough. More

Women's Day 2018: 50 influential & inspiring women in 3D printing

Mar.8, 2018 - To mark International Women's Day 2018, here are some of the most influential women in the 3D printing industry today, from company founders to inventors, developers, designers, teachers, and more. More

Creator of ZYYX 3D printer developing sub-$12K metal additive manufacturing system

Mar.8, 2018 - Sweden's Magicfirm Europe AB, creator of the ZYYX 3D printer, says it is developing a metal 3D printer that will cost less than 10,000 euros ($12,400). The three-step binder 3D printing system should be ready for shipping in 2019. More

Stryker's 'Tritanium' 3D printed lumbar cage gets FDA approval

Mar.8, 2018 - Stryker, a medical technology company headquartered in Michigan, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its 3D printed Tritanium TL Curved Posterior Lumbar Cage. It will become available in Q2 2018. More

Bottoms up! James Boag updates beer bottle with 3D printing

Mar.8, 2018 - When you crack open a cold one, it's not likely your first though will be about 3D printed design. But if James Boag’s Premium Lager happens to be your drink of choice, you’ll be sipping directly from some 3D printing-enabled innovation. More

UBC's new 'direct laser' 3D bioprinting technique capable of ultra-fine resolution

Mar.7, 2018 - Researchers from the University of British Columbia in Canada are developing a new 3D bioprinting technique which could be used to produce 3D structures from living bio-tissues and which could be beneficial for treating those with severe burns, organ problems, and cancer. More

3D printed accessory transforms 35 mm cameras into hybrid digital cameras

Mar.7, 2018 - Samuel Mello Medeiros, an Italy-based designer, has created 'I'm Back,' a 3D printed accessory for converting old analog cameras into digital ones. The $279 device is now on Kickstarter, and works with vintage cameras including those made by Nikon, Canon, Pentax, and Leica. More

Goodyear's Oxygene 3D printed concept tire uses live plants to clean the air

Mar.7, 2018 - It's that time of year again: time for Goodyear to unveil its latest concept tire. This year's design, called the Oxygene Tire, brings together organic life, 3D printing, and AI for what could very well be the most innovative and eco-friendly concept tire we've seen to date. More

Maker Profile: Mantis Hacks' Matt Denton on Harry Potter animatronics, giant 3D printed LEGO & hexapods

Mar.7, 2018 - In our latest Maker Profile, Matt Denton of Mantis Hacks talks to 3Ders about his career in the film industry, what goes into his giant 3D printed LEGO makes, his ongoing robotic hexapod project, and much more. More

BCN3D Sigmax 3D printer goes open source

Mar.7, 2018 - BCN3D Technologies, a Barcelona-based desktop 3D printing specialist, has released the CAD files, documentation, and GitHub repositories for its BCN3D Sigmax 3D printer. The company says it wants to repay the open source community. More

Materialise simplifies shoulder surgery with TRUMATCH virtual system, 3D printed guides

Mar.7, 2018 - Materialise has launched its TRUMATCH Personalized Solutions Shoulder System, which will help orthopedic surgeons prepare for shoulder arthroplasty surgery using 3D printed guides and a virtual pre-planning environment. More

Armless statue Venus de Milo fitted with 3D printed prosthetics in Paris

Mar.7, 2018 - One of the art world's most famous amputees was fitted with two 3D printed prosthetic arms yesterday to promote the proliferation and accessibility of 3D printed prosthetics. The awareness stunt exhibited a replica of Venus de Milo with two prosthetic arms strapped to her. More

Swinburne establishing world-first Industry 4.0 Testlab for 3D printing carbon fiber composites

Mar.7, 2018 - Australia's Swinburne University of Technology is establishing the world's first operational Industry 4.0 Testlab for carbon composite manufacturing. The lab will contain a carbon fiber Multilayer 3D printing system from Austrian company Fill. More

California's 3D-Hybrid turns old CNC machines into cutting-edge 3D printers

Mar.6, 2018 - 3D-Hybrid Solutions, a hybrid manufacturing company based in Los Angeles, California, has developed tools for adding 3D printing capabilities to CNC machines. These augmentable 3D printing technologies include Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing, Laser Metal Deposition, and Cold Spray. More

Lubrizol unveils first 3D printing materials, developing HP Jet Fusion powders

Mar.6, 2018 - Ohio chemicals company Lubrizol has unveiled its first three 3D printing materials for FDM 3D printers under the name 'Estane.' It now plans to develop 3D printing materials for SLS 3D printers and HP's Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer. More

10 years on, the first 3D printed hip is still going strong

Mar.6, 2018 - A decade ago, an Italian surgeon named Dr. Guido Grappiolo used a titanium 3D printed implant on a patient requiring a hip replacement. That patient remains healthy to this day, which bodes well for the medical 3D printing world. More

Interview: 3ERP founder Ronan Ye on raising the standard of rapid prototyping

Mar.6, 2018 - Rapid Prototyping company 3ERP wants to change the way you think about 3D printing and advanced manufacturing in China. We spoke to founder Ronan Ye about his company, the state of manufacturing in China, and lots more. More

Balenciaga uses 3D printing to create dramatic silhouettes in AW 2018 fashion collection

Mar.6, 2018 - Balenciaga is the latest fashion house to turn to high-tech processes for its haute couture garments. The brand's designer Demna Gvasalia used 3D printing to create a series of exaggerated contour jackets for Balenciaga's Autumn/Winter 2018 collection. More

3D printed glove helps Parkinson's patients complete daily tasks

Mar.6, 2018 - Students from Western University in Canada have designed a specialized glove that helps suppress tremors caused by Parkinson's disease. The glove, still in its prototyping stage, was realized with the help of 3D printing technologies. More

3D printed gallium alloy could make soft robots that 'walk out of the printer'

Mar.6, 2018 - Engineers at Oregon State University have found a way to 3D print tall, complicated structures with a highly conductive gallium alloy. The 3D printing process could be used to make flexible computer screens and other stretchable electronic devices, including soft robots. More

Solar-powered 3D printer helps in Solomon Islands relief efforts

Mar.6, 2018 - Armed with just a 3D printer, laptop, and plastic waste, a team of researchers has demonstrated how to 3D print a pipe replacement part during a cyclone in the Solomon Islands. They hope to introduce 3D printing technology to locals on the island for future disaster relief efforts. More

Swiss company Bossard signs 3D printing deals with TRUMPF, German RepRap, Henkel

Mar.5, 2018 - Bossard Group, a Swiss fastener technology and logistics company, has signed partnership agreements with three 3D printing companies including metal AM specialist TRUMPF, German RepRap, and stereolithography company Henkel. More

Ain't afraid of no layer separation? Make your own 3D printed Ghostbusters sign

Mar.5, 2018 - Snorri Grisomson, a Viking reenactor and maker from Brussels, Belgium, has designed a brilliant 3D printable Ghostbusters sign. The sign is divided into three parts, which allows the ghost to be 3D printed in white filament and the sign in red. More

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