ORNL and Boeing perform first successful autoclave testing of 100% 3D printed tools

May.6, 2016 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory has successfully 3D printed and tested four thermoplastic molds in Boeing's industrial autoclave, which was designed for curing aerospace-grade parts. Additive manufacturing reduced the lead time from 14 weeks to 5 hours. More

Audi revs up 3D printing initiative with purchase of SLM 280 HL 3D printer by SLM Solutions

May.6, 2016 - German car manufacturer Audi has purchased an all-in-one SLM 280HL 3D printer from SLM Solutions after an 'extensive exchange of information' at SLM's Lübeck HQ. The printer will be used to create aluminum parts at Audi's Department for Technical Development in Gießen. More

3D printed animals raise awareness for endangered species through ad campaign

May.6, 2016 - To remind people of the importance of animal life the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) launched an ad campaign in collaboration with French ad agency Young & Rubicam. The eye catching campaign, which uses 3D printing as a motif, is hoping to highlight the irreversibility of killing wildlife, and the difficulty in restoring it. More

Local Motors buys two BAAM 3D printers; set to open 100 automotive microfactories within 10 years

May.6, 2016 - Local Motors has purchased two BAAM large-format 3D printers, which will be the centerpieces of its 3D printed car factory set-up. More

3D Systems 3D prints 140 parts for P51 Combat Fighter motorcycle by Confederate Motors

May.6, 2016 - 3D Systems has 3D printed a complete assembly kit that includes more than 140 different parts for Confederate Motors' exclusive P51 Combat Fighter motorcycle. More

Guinness World Record for tallest 3D printed human broken with 2.05m sculpture

May.6, 2016 - British 3D scanning and 3D printing startup Backface has just broken the Guinness World Record for tallest 3D printed human broken with 2.05m sculpture, made especially for Channel 5's The Gadget Show. More

Eat Cambridge food festival to serve five-course 3D printed meal with Nufood 3D food printer

May.6, 2016 - It isn't surprising that 3D printed foods are popping up at more and more gastronomic festivals, as there are even conferences dedicated to 3D printed food. With Eat Cambridge, a local food and drink festival in the UK, starting this week, more 3D printed edibles will be showcased as design studio Dovetailed will be there with the Nufood 3D food printer. More

New A$3.7M 3D bioprinting center to open doors in Australia

May.6, 2016 - The Australian government has just announced that they will set up the $3.7 million ARC Training Centre in Additive Biomanufacturing for the development and practical application of new 3D bioprinting innovations. More

WNLO unveils China's largest SLM 3D printer for production of metal parts

May.6, 2016 - Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics recently unveiled its large-scale selective laser melting 3D printer. The company has also announced that its breakthrough machine has been certified by the Achievements Identification of Science and Technology Department of Hubei Province. More

Gambody unveils a 490mm 3D printable Soviet T-62 Tank with 62 highly detailed parts

May.6, 2016 - 3D printing marketplace Gambody has released its latest 3D model: a 490mm scale model of a T-62 tank, a vehicle once used by the Soviet and Russian armies. The 3D printable tank consists of 62 parts, and can be purchased for $39.99. More

Caresto Arkham Knight car receives exclusive 3D printed parts by Palmiga

May.6, 2016 - Thomas Palm of Palmiga Innovation has provided three exclusive 3D printed parts for the one-of-a-kind, Batman-inspired Arkham Car by Caresto. More

Materialise CEO calls for evidence-based approach to medical 3D printing

May.5, 2016 - 3D printing software and solutions provider Materialise is calling on industry stakeholders to establish a unified, evidence-based approach to measuring the clinical, economical and patient benefits of medical 3D printing. More

3D Systems revenue declines in Q1 financial report, shares down 6%

May.5, 2016 - 3D Systems revenue has dropped 5.1% in the first quarter of 2016. CEO Vyomesh Joshi has outlined the company's strategy to focus on industrial and healthcare 3D printing solutions, as well as software and materials development. More

For $30K Groupon will send your mom a life-sized 3D printed replica of you for Mother's Day

May.5, 2016 - This Mother's Day, Groupon and 3D printing company Swigro are offering one lucky client the chance to have themselves replicated as a life-size 3D printed model. The 3D printed you, which costs a hefty $30,000, will be shipped to your mom in case you can't make it home for the holiday. More

3D Systems completes GE aircraft bracket challenge with metal 3D printing solution

May.5, 2016 - 3D Systems and software developer Frustum have just completed GE's Aircraft Engine Bracket design challenge by 3D printing an optimized, single-part bracket that meets all structural requirements and weighs 70 percent less than existing parts. More

3D printing companies request Supreme Court clarification over cheerleader uniform copyright case

May.5, 2016 - 3D printing companies Formlabs, Shapeways and Matter and Form have sent an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court, seeking clarification over a copyright ruling on cheerleader uniforms, which could fundamentally change the way designs are copyrighted. More

Branch Technology to begin construction of 3D printed house this July

May.5, 2016 - Chattanooga, Tennessee startup Branch Technology recently announced the winner of its Freeform Home Design Challenge. The winning design, WATG Chicago's 'Curve Appeal', will be constructed using the company's C-Fab 3D printing technique. Construction will begin this July. More

Computergate Australia launches 3D printer support program to address service shortcomings

May.5, 2016 - In an attempt to support the Australian 3D printer community that is largely dependent on resellers, electronics reseller Computergate Australia has just announced the launch of a 3D printer support service to offer helpdesk assistance and warranty guarantees. More

3D printed prosthesis could propel German paralympic cyclist Denise Schindler to Rio glory

May.5, 2016 - Autodesk has teamed up with Denise Schindler, a German paralympic cyclist, to design her a 3D printed prosthetic leg. Schindler will put the 3D printed device to use at the 2016 Paralympic Games, which take place in September in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More

AutoCAD 2017 now fully integrated into 3D printing ecosystem with Print Studio

May.5, 2016 - Autodesk's AutoCAD 2017 showcases the company's commitment to 3D printing thanks to one-click 3D print service provider integration and direct printing via Print Studio. More

3D printed bones: Blend of natural and man-made materials works best, study in mice shows

May.4, 2016 - A study carried out at Johns Hopkins University has shown that pulverized bone can be combined with polycaprolactone to create viable 3D printed cell scaffolds for bone replacement procedures. Mixtures with more bone powder encouraged bone formation better, but those with more PCL were stronger. More

3D printed talus replacement surgery helps patients regain up to 75% normal ankle function

May.4, 2016 - Dr. Mark Myerson, a surgeon at the Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is pioneering a' 'life-changing' new kind of ankle surgery, using 3D printing to create cobalt and chrome talus replacements. Patients undergoing the procedure have regained up to 75% normal ankle function. More

Lund University develops easy-to-follow process for custom 3D printed prosthetic sockets

May.4, 2016 - A student at Lund University in Sweden has developed a streamlined, step-by-step process for designing and 3D printing custom prosthetic sockets. The easy-to-follow process uses low-cost 3D scanning technology and can be used by prosthetists with no previous 3D design experience. More

Japan's first 5-axis hybrid 3D printer could do away with supports

May.4, 2016 - Japanese company, ENOMOTO Kogyo, has developed what is reported to be Japan's first 5-axis hybrid 3D printer, capable of not only 3D printing objects in many directions, but also CNC milling them for a smooth finish. The hybrid 3D printer has a projected release date for 2017. More

3D printing breakthrough makes low-cost flexible carbon nanotube sensors for wearables possible

May.4, 2016 - At a tech convention at Hebrew University last week, Israeli researchers showcased a new inkjet-based 3D printing technique that enables the production of low-cost flexible carbon nanotube sensors, which can be integrated into hybrid machine elements and wearable biosensors. More

World's first 3D printed supercar wins 2016 North American Technology Innovation Award

May.4, 2016 - Consulting and market research firm Frost & Sullivan has named Divergent 3D, the manufacturing company responsible for Blade, the world's first 3D printed modular supercar, the winner of the 2016 North American Technology Innovation Award. More

Rock out to the world's first 3D printed aluminum guitar by Olaf Diegel

May.4, 2016 - 3D printed instrument pioneer Olaf Diegel has just finished work on the gorgeous Heavy Metal guitar, the world's first 3D printed aluminum guitar. More

Benjamin Hubert designs first 3D printed consumer wheelchair to be mass produced

May.4, 2016 - Benjamin Hubert's design agency Layer has recently unveiled the plans for its 3D printed customizable Go Wheelchair. The prototype for the wheelchair will be presented at the Clerkenwell Design Week from May 24th to 26th, 2016. More

Reflow turns plastic waste into 3D print filament to lift waste pickers out of poverty

May.4, 2016 - Dutch startup Reflow has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its first batch of recycled PET filament. The filament was sourced from plastic waste in Tanzania and is providing local waste pickers with a living wage. More

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

May.4, 2016 - Researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia are working to optimize surfboard performance and have turned to 3D printing to rethink design and material conventions for surfboard fins. More

Scientists 3D print martian rover claw based on pacific ocean sea urchins' teeth

May.4, 2016 - Humans have mimicked nature in all forms to better understand the world we live in. University of California, San Diego researchers have stepped up their game by studying the mouth of the pink sea urchin to create a 3D printed prototype for a martian grabbing claw. More

3D Food Printing: VTT Finland to explore 3D printed snacks packed with nutrients

May.4, 2016 - Researchers from the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have just announced that they are exploring the development of custom 3D printed snacks with appealing textures that are packed with nutrients. More

Full color 3D models made faster and cheaper with computational thermoforming

May.3, 2016 - ETH Zurich has developed Computational Thermoforming, a method for producing complex, full color 3D models faster and cheaper than color 3D printing. More

New 3Doodler Create 3D printing pen promises versatility and style for $99

May.3, 2016 - WobbleWorks, the company behind the 3Doodler'3D printing pen, has released its latest and most versatile model: the 3Doodler Create. The new 3D printing pen incorporates 'hundreds of refinements' and replaces the 3Doodler 2.0. More

Finland's Planmeca launches Creo 3D printer for dental professionals

May.3, 2016 - Finnish healthcare firm Planmeca has launched the Planmeca Creo, a DLP 3D printer designed for dental professionals to create custom, high-quality implants, molds and surgical guides. More

Aleph Objects unveils $2,500 LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer

May.3, 2016 - Popular 3D printer manufacturer Aleph Objects has unveiled its latest machine in the LulzBot product line: the LulzBot TAZ 6. The TAZ 6 features a large build volume of 280mm x 280mm x 250mm (11.02' x 11.02' x 9.8') and a layer thickness of 0.05mm - 0.5mm (0.002' - 0.02'). More

Finger amputee shares 3D printed partial finger replacement device 'Knick Finger'

May.3, 2016 - Nick Brookins, a media services engineer at Akamai Technologies, has designed a 3D printable partial finger prosthesis called the 'Knick Finger'. Brookins, whose design was recently shared by eNABLE, lost his own finger in 2014 after a motorcycle accident. More

3D printed buildings can improve the planet, says Google's Eric Schmidt

May.3, 2016 - During the Milken 2016 Global Conference in Beverly Hills, CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet Eric Schmidt listed 3D printed buildings as one of six moonshot initiatives that could potentially change the world. More

Formlabs acquires 3D printing marketplace Pinshape in recent deal

May.3, 2016 - 3D printer company Formlabs, known for its advanced SLA desktop 3D printers, has recently acquired 3D printing community and online marketplace Pinshape. The deal marks Formlabs' first acquistion. More

Thingiverse bot, Shiv Integer, stirs up controversy with its bizarre 3D models

May.3, 2016 - Shiv Integer is not your ordinary Thingiverse maker, as the profile is actually a bot which has been programmed to create strange 3D object models based off of existing Thingiverse designs. The bot, which has been active now for several months, has stirred up much controversy amongst the Thingiverse community. More

3D printed cart, made from recycled ABS, to race at Billy Cart Derby in Bangalow, Australia

May.3, 2016 - Local prop maker Steve Rosewell is working on a 3D printed aerodynamic cart for the annual Billy Cart Derby in Bangalow, New South Wales. WIth it, he hopes to showcase the dynamic recycling power offered by 3D printing technology. More

United Sciences’ 3D printed Aware earbuds huge hit on Kickstarter

May.3, 2016 - 3D scanning specialists United Sciences have found immense Kickstarter success for their 3D printed Aware earbuds, which not only fit perfectly but are also packed with brain-scanning sensor technology. More

Student run 3D Printing Repair Cafe opens at TU Berlin

May.3, 2016 - Students from the Technical University of Berlin (TU) have recently opened the first 3D Printing Repair Cafe, a space which will offer students and non students a space for creative innovation and access to 3D printing technologies. More

Mayku FormBox plastics factory brings mold making to the masses through Kickstarter

May.3, 2016 - British startup Mayku has just launched the FormBox, their first desktop mini factory, which can produce high quality molds of any 3D printed item in a matter of seconds. More

3D printed PrecogNation masks monitor and predict sustainable development through Twitter

May.2, 2016 - Denver student Chadwick John Friedman has successfully harnessed the power of Twitter data in his 3D printed PrecogNation masks, allowing him to survey the state of sustainable development through keyword analysis. More

The first Additive Manufacturing Facility in Space is now taking orders from Earth

May.2, 2016 - The Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF), a 3D printer built by Made In Space that was last week installed on the International Space Station (ISS), is now open for business. The AMF is available to research and commercial entities for in-space experimentation, manufacture, and research. More

Graphene 3D Lab's latest quarterly report shows revenue increase of 354%

May.2, 2016 - New York based 3D printing materials manufacturer Graphene 3D Lab, Inc. has recently released its quarterly report which shows an increase in revenue of 354% from the period ending on February 29, 2016 from their previous quarter. The company's increase in revenue this last quarter demonstrates the rising applicability of 3D printing technologies. More

Inspired by Science: Iris van Herpen's latest dress is made with dragon skin and 3D printing

May.2, 2016 - Innovative fashion designer Iris van Herpen has been a pioneer in the way of 3D printed, technological fashions, though she still views herself as part of the tradition of handcrafted couture. Her most recent piece, a dress made from dragon skin, was made using 3D printing and laser cutting technologies. More

3D printing technologies help Pfizer scientists to streamline arthritis research

May.2, 2016 - Pfizer scientists researching osteo and rheumatoid arthritis drug treatments have integrated 3D printing technologies into their experimentation process, which has allowed them to streamline and continue their research more efficiently than before. More

Dubai Holding launches International Centre for 3D Printing as part of Dubai 3D Printing Strategy

May.2, 2016 - Dubai Holding, a global investment holding company, has launched an 'International Centre for 3D Printing' at Dubai Industrial City. The project follows the directives of the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, a citywide initiative to make Dubai an international destination for 3D printing by 2030. More

Endurance giving away 3D printable DIY SelfieBot to schools and universities

May.2, 2016 - Robotics startup Endurance is offering a free, 3D printable DIY SelfieBot to interested educational institutions. The stationary telepresence system enables users to create professional recordings of themselves with a mobile device'ideal for Skype video conferencing, recording lectures, and more. More

Admatec unveils ADMAFLEX 130 high performance ceramic 3D printer

May.2, 2016 - Dutch ceramic 3D printing experts Admatec have just announced that their first flagship 3D printer, the ADMAFLEX 130 high performance ceramic 3D printer, is set to be released in September 2016. More

3D printed Formula One RC car pays homage to racing legend Ayrton Senna

May.2, 2016 - Maker Brett Turnage has created a 3D printed model of Ayrton Senna's 1993 McLaren MP4/8 Formula RC-Car to pay homage to the legendary racer who died 22 years ago. The RC model can be found on Thingiverse. More

3BEE: Sleek, stylish and 3D printable urban bike aiming to make bicycles fully customizable

May.2, 2016 - Hungarian design student Tamás Túri has just been awarded the prestigious A' International Design Award in the Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation category for his remarkable 3bee bicycle that has been inspired by a cyclist's body. More

Revolutionary 3D printed oil-skimmer can safely fight oil spills, Chinese researchers say

May.2, 2016 - Researchers from the Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have developed 3D printed oil-skimmers that can safely and quickly clean up oil spills thanks to a groundbreaking filtration system. More

3D printer helps create aBioBot, an open source pipetting robot designed to speed up science

May.1, 2016 - BioTech startup aBioBot has designed a liquid handling robot based on a modified 3D printer that can intelligently automate and adapt lab processes. By eliminating repetition and errors, aBioBot hopes to shorten the time between scientific discoveries. More

How to address safety concerns with metal 3D printing

May.1, 2016 - With AM being increasingly integrated into manufacturing sectors, many questions of safety have arisen. To address these questions surrounding metal 3D printing, Ed Tackett, the director of education programs at the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center, has laid out some guidelines which could reduce certain risks posed by the technology. More

Airbnb partners with Matterport to launch 3D virtual tour pilot project

May.1, 2016 - Airbnb has reportedly partnered with immersive media company Matterport to launch a new pilot project called Sonoma Select. The pilot project will have the added feature of experiencing 3D virtual tours of the selected properties. More

3D print your own 'Pirakeet' Pi Zero game console

May.1, 2016 - Thingiverse user Ampersands has remixed Adafruit's popular 3D printed Pocket PiGrrl to create the Pirakeet, a new Gameboy-style retro game console running Retropie. The console was designed to be printable on smaller 3D printers (80 x 104 mm) whilst still being easy to assemble. More

Canadian artist Brendon McNaughton is a miner for a 3D printed heart of gold

May.1, 2016 - Toronto-based artist Brendon McNaughton's recent project Heart of Gold, an actual heart made of gold, was made using 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies and is raising questions about the inequalities that exist in the gold industry, as well as within wealth at large. More

New Destiny 3D print: 5-foot-long Black Spindle sniper rifle

Apr.30, 2016 - Amateur maker and game-lover Lael Lee has built a 3D printed Black Spindle sniper rifle, as found in The Taken King, the latest expansion pack for Bungie's popular Destiny video game. The maker has entered the 5-foot-long 3D print into MyMiniFactory's Playstation design contest. More

'Alessi Goes Digital': an exploration of digital design through the creation of 3D printed pens

Apr.30, 2016 - Italian housewares company Alessi has collaborated with industrial designer Giulio Iacchetti to create a series of 3D printed pens, which explore the possibilities of creating analog objects with digital technologies. The pens each represent a design only capable using digital design and 3D printing. More

3D printed rotary engine restores vintage WWI fighter plane for Topeka museum

Apr.30, 2016 - Huw Thomas, a volunteer at the Topeka Air Combat Museum has recently 3D printed an entire replica of a WWI fighter plane engine on LulzBot Taz 3D printers to help in the vintage aircraft's restoration. The plane replica will be unveiled this week to visitors. More

3D Printed Fire Fly Racing Drones showcase slick and speedy DIY flyer

Apr.30, 2016 - Drones and 3D printing have long since been friends. The new Firefly series of 3D printable drones adds further credence to this with their light-weight, camera ready open drone. More

Optimizing structural integrity of load-bearing 3D printed parts with ribs and gussets

Apr.30, 2016 - In a very informative blog post, Fictiv's Sean Thomas shares some tips for optimizing the structural integrity of load-bearing 3D printed components through the clever placement of ribs and gussets. More

XRobots returns with most advanced 3D printed BB-8 Droid yet

Apr.29, 2016 - James Bruton of XRobots has nearly finished the 3D printed Star Wars BB-8, Version 3, his most technically advanced and movie-accurate replica to date. More

3D printed Terahertz lens could revolutionise security imaging, useful for detection of concealed plastics and chemicals

Apr.29, 2016 - Researchers from Northwestern University have used 3D printing to develop a novel lens that picks up terahertz frequencies - those occupying a middle ground between microwaves and infrared light waves. It is hoped that the lens could help scientists to better understand the mysterious terahertz waves. More

3D printed dagger appears in Games of Thrones season 6 premiere

Apr.29, 2016 - Shapeways has revealed its prop-building role in the Game of Thrones season six opener, which aired Sunday night on HBO. The 3D printing service used its Frosted Ultra Detail printing material to produce Ellaria Sand's 'Dorne Dagger', which was then hand-painted by GoT Weapons Master Tommy Dunne. More

3D printed drugs could be the 'Uber for chemistry' says UK expert Lee Cronin

Apr.29, 2016 - Chemistry professor at the University of Glasgow Lee Cronin spoke at a 3D printing-themed INTERPHEX conference this week, urging the pharmaceutical industry to adopt 3D printed drugs as a way to dramatically cut costs, improve efficiency, and bring personalized medicine to those in need. More

Dresden names itself the 3D printing capital of Europe

Apr.29, 2016 - The German city of Dresden has claimed the title of "3D Printing Capital of Europe" due to its ongoing commitment to research and development in the field of additive manufacturing materials, processes and industrial production. More

New ORNL study: A full overview of metal 3D printing technologies and their bright future

Apr.29, 2016 - In a new comprehensive study of the state of metal 3D printing, researchers from the ORNL provide a full overview of the different metal 3D printing technologies and discuss their very bright future. More

DARPA TRADES program developing advanced materials with 3D printing and man-machine teaming

Apr.29, 2016 - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has been a proponent for the potentials of 3D printing technologies, and now with its TRADES program it has placed its focus on using 3D design and printing technologies to develop new ways to make advanced materials. More

ESA: 3D printed 'moon village' is just the start, 'Mars isn't the ultimate goal. Humans will go further'

Apr.29, 2016 - At a new Space Symposium, ESA director general Johann-Dietrich Wörner elaborated on the ESA plans to establish a 3D printed Moon Village which could act as a stepping stone for subsequent space exploration missions. More

Materialise introduces Luxura, a quality finish for 3D printed wearables

Apr.29, 2016 - Belgian 3D printing company Materialise has just launched its latest product Luxura, a premium consumer-grade finishing degree specially designed for 3D printed wearables. The product was designed to ensure the durability, resistance, and safety of your 3D printed wearable product. More

Give your cat a human voice with 3D printed Temptations Catterbox talking cat collar

Apr.29, 2016 - The cat-oriented startup Temptations Lab have just revealed amazing 3D printed Catterbox talking collars, that analyze your cat's meows and plays a fitting human voice recording in response, finally enabling us to completely understand our pets. More

Watch 3D printed objects get crushed by a hydraulic press

Apr.29, 2016 - There comes a time in everyones life when you really want to know what a hydraulic press would do to a 3D print. Thankfully, the Hydraulic Press Channel has your back with their latest episode. More

Honda's Great Journey takes us the road trip of the future with 3D printed driverless cars

Apr.28, 2016 - Inviting us to think outside of the parking lot, Honda has commissioned a series of 3D printed concept car models, created by Ogle Models, that showcase the whimsical and wild future of driverless cars. More

MakerGear CEO talks 3D printing with President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Apr.28, 2016 - Rick Pollack, founder and CEO of 3D printer manufacturer MakerGear, has met with US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss additive manufacturing. Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor organized the meeting at Hannover Messe, a trade fair for industrial technology. More

Zweikampf's high performance 3D printed shin guards now live on Kickstarter

Apr.28, 2016 - Austrian startup Zweikampf has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their innovative 3D printed football shin guards. The crowdfunding campaign, which expires on May 17th, 2016 is hoping to raise its goal of '50,000 in order to put their 3D printed shin guards into production. More

UK prosecutor uses 3D printed replica skulls in Ellie Butler murder trial, makes legal history

Apr.28, 2016 - A British prosecutor has used 3D printed replica skulls for the first time in legal history, in order to demonstrate the severe head injuries sustained by six-year-old Ellie Butler, allegedly murdered in 2013 by her father, Ben Butler. The two skulls were presented to the jury today. More

3D printed Star Wars skulls by 3DKitbash coming soon to Kickstarter

Apr.28, 2016 - On May the 4th, 3DKitbash plans to launch a creative Kickstarter campaign for a series of high-quality, 3D printed skulls based on famous aliens from the Star Wars franchise. More

Researchers build first 3D printed superconducting cavity, post promising results

Apr.28, 2016 - A team of researchers at the University of Melbourne has created two 3D printed superconducting aluminum microwave cavities in order to test their electrical properties. Results showed comparable superconductivity between 3D printed and non-printed cavities. More

Stratasys Japan launches full-color 3D printing service 'Stratasys Parts Service Portal Site'

Apr.28, 2016 - Stratasys Japan has just revealed that they will be setting up a new full-color Stratasys Parts Service Portal Site, which will harness the full power of Stratasys' new flagship J750 multi-material 3D printer. More

Palmiga unveils latest 3D printed OpenRC F1 tire design, inspired by Caresto's Hot Rod Jakob

Apr.28, 2016 - Thomas Palm, of Palmiga Innovation, has collaborated with Leif Tufvesson of Caresto to release a set of new 3D printed OpenRC F1 tires, which were inspired by Caresto's Hot Rod Jakob. The files are available through Thingiverse. More

Donald Trump calls for integration of 3D printing, AI and cyberwarfare into US military

Apr.28, 2016 - In a long-awaited foreign policy speech, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump argued that the US military needs to adopt 3D printing, AI and cyberwarfare as part of an effort to make the country's military power unparalleled. More

Kai Parthy is back with LAY-AWAY series of soluble support filaments for FDM 3D printing

Apr.28, 2016 - German filament guru Kai Parthy has surprised us again with the LAY-AWAY filament series, four different support structure filaments of which three are soluble in water, and one in alcohol. More

Canon's full 3D printer catalogue now available in EMEA

Apr.28, 2016 - Global imaging solutions provider Canon has just revealed that they will expand their reach as 3D Systems' 3D printer resellers and service providers to the complete Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market. More

LLNL 3D printed foam outperforms standard materials in thermal insulation and shock-absorption

Apr.28, 2016 - It's always a good sign when modern advancements in 3D printing prove not only to be able to match what's already out there today, but surpass it. A study by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory suggests 3D printed foam is superior than the traditional material. More

BMW using 3D scanning and printing to give Team USA a shot at Paralympic Gold

Apr.27, 2016 - BMW has used 3D scanning and 3D printing technology to create high-tech, lightweight, and customized carbon fiber wheelchairs for Team USA athletes competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. More

BigRep unveils DUSTER, a 2-meter-wide 3D printed drone

Apr.27, 2016 - German 3D printer manufacturer BigRep has unveiled DUSTER, a 2-meter-wide 3D printed drone that is as impressively functional as it is large. Made with the BigRep One 3D printer and a combination of carbon thread materials, the DUSTER has applications in industry and agriculture. More

Redditor optimizes Amazon Echo listening comfort with 3D printed ceiling mount

Apr.27, 2016 - One enterprising Redditor has just set up an Etsy shop for a clever 3D printed ceiling mount for the voice-activated Amazon Echo, so you will never have to move it around or repeat your commands ever again. More

Additive Elements develops 100% eco-friendly material system for binder jetting 3D printing

Apr.27, 2016 - German 3D printing startup Additive Elements has developed a sustainable and recyclable material system for industrial binder jetting 3D printers that can be used to 3D print large-scale furniture, architecture, and interior design. More

FilaOne GRAY: a Carbon Nanotube filled filament for high-performance desktop 3D printing

Apr.27, 2016 - 3D printing filament and technology developer Avante Technology has launched FilaOne GRAY, a proprietary composite filament that is stronger than ABS, chemical and water resistant, and designed for high-performance desktop FDM 3D printing. More

25% of Dubai's buildings to be 3D printed by 2030, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed announces

Apr.27, 2016 - Dubai has launched the "Dubai 3D Printing Strategy", a unique global initiative that will exploit 3D printing technology across three key sectors: 3D printed construction, 3D printed medical applications, and 3D printed medical goods. A key goal of the project is to have 25% or more of all buildings 3D printed by the year 2030. More

BotFactory announces Squink upgrade that lets you 3D print multi-layer PCBs

Apr.27, 2016 - PCB 3D printing experts BotFactory have just announced an upgrade kit for their Squink PCB minifactory, that lets you 3D print multi-layered PCBs for more complex electronics. More

Thai cement maker SCG develops an elegant 3m-tall 3D printed “pavilion” home, 21st C. Cave

Apr.27, 2016 - A group of pioneering building developers led by Thai architect Pitupong Chaowakul has just completed a gorgeous 21st century cave structure, which questions construction conventions about what a home actually looks like. More

Low-cost 3D printer market to generate more than $4B in revenue by 2021, SmarTech predicts

Apr.27, 2016 - According to 3D printing market analysists SmarTech Markets Publishing, the low-cost 3D printer market could generate more than $4 billion in revenue by 2021, with $2.3 billion coming from hardware alone. More

Carbon appoints Former DuPont Chair and CEO, Ellen J. Kullman to Board of Directors

Apr.27, 2016 - 3D printing company Carbon recently announced that it has appointed a new board member to its Board of Directors. The newest member, Ellen J. Kullman, former Chair and CEO of American conglomerate DuPont, is expected to bring new innovation to the company, especially in the areas of market and supply chain development. More

South Korea to set up $20M research project for 3D printed ship development in Ulsan

Apr.27, 2016 - The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has chosen the industrial hub of Ulsan to house the immensely ambitious five-year plan to develop complete 3D printed ships and offshore navy equipment. More

Stratasys, Jacobs Institute to create Center of Excellence for medical 3D printing

Apr.27, 2016 - 3D printing giant Stratasys has announced a partnership with the New York-based Jacobs Institute that will see the two organizations create a new Center of Excellence in Buffalo, New York. The facility will be used to develop 3D printing techniques for medical applications. More

Newly released patent attempts to clarify Orange Maker's Heliolithography 3D printing process

Apr.27, 2016 - With every generation of 3D printing technology comes improvements in speed, volume, materials or all of the above. 3D printing startup Orange Maker just released patents describing how exactly they feel their Heliolithography 3D printing technology will make a permanent mark on the industry. More

3D scan library SnapTank 3D scans a xenomorph in 3 different methods to celebrate 'Alien Day'

Apr.26, 2016 - To celebrate 'Alien Day', 3D scan library SnapTank has 3D scanned a 'xenomorph' model in three different ways: 'beginner' smartphone photogrammetry, 'amateur' Olympus E-M10 photogrammetry, and 'professional' home studio photogrammetry. The resulting 3D scans have been posted online for comparison. More

voxeljet launches operation of the largest industrial 3D printing system, the VX4000 3D printer in U.S.

Apr.26, 2016 - German 3D printer company voxeljet, which specializes in the development of industrial additive manufacturing systems, has recently expanded its presence in North America by launching operations of the largest 3D printing system, the VX4000 3D printer. More

3D printing startup Desktop Metal raises fresh $33.76M in equity funding

Apr.26, 2016 - Desktop Metal, a 3D printing startup based in Lexington, Massachusetts, has raised $33.76 million in equity funding, taking its total investment to more than $47 million in the space of a year. The company plans to create a desktop 3D printer capable of printing with metals. More

Disney files patent for super-fast and support-free resin 3D printing

Apr.26, 2016 - Disney Research has filed a patent application for a near-instantaneous 3D printing process that circumvents the layer-by-layer approach and eliminates the need for support structures. More

Nano Dimension survey reveals potentials for 3D printing PCB prototypes

Apr.26, 2016 - 3D printed electronics company, Nano Dimension Ltd. has recently released the findings of their 'Printer Readiness Survey', which shows the benefits 3D printing could offer companies for the prototyping of PCBs. Currently, about 93% of companies use external PCB prototyping services, which makes for high costs, and long turnaround times. More

Lenovo moves into Chinese 3D printer market with XiaoXin L20 smart 3D printer

Apr.26, 2016 - Chinese electronics developer Lenovo has just revealed their very own XiaoXin L20 smart 3D printer, signaling their first move into the very competitive Chinese 3D printing market. More

German railway company Deutsche Bahn to set up supply chain for 3D printed spare parts

Apr.26, 2016 - German national railway company Deutsche Bahn has set up the Mobility goes Additive collaboration to explore the possibilities of a 3D printing supply chain for spare parts for trains that have been in operation for decades. More

PolySmooth & Polysher raise over $190K in 24 hours, Polymaker shows off amazing 3D printed Qin Dynasty vase

Apr.26, 2016 - To illustrate the immense layer-removal powers of the desktop Polysher, Polymaker produced a perfectly smooth Qin Dynasty vase replica on which Chinese artist Tian Tian could practice the ancient craft of vase painting. More

Siemens, Local Motors partner for large scale 3D printed car development

Apr.26, 2016 - 3D printed car pioneers Local Motors have just announced a partnership with Siemens for the use of their product lifecycle management software technology, which will be made available to LM Labs throughout the world. More

Bring 3D printed robots to life with 'Ziro' hand-controlled robotics kit

Apr.26, 2016 - Tech startup ZeroUI, based in San Jose, California, has launched an Indiegogo campaign for Ziro, the 'world's first hand-controlled robotics kit'. The modular kit has been designed to bring 3D printed creations to life, and has already surpassed its $30,000 campaign goal. More

Makerbot stops making its own 3D printers, will outsource manufacturing to Jabil

Apr.26, 2016 - After years of promoting a Made in America philosophy from R&D to manufacturing, Makerbot has announced that it will be shifting production of their 3D printers to factories in China with the help of production partner Jabil. More

Paw in order: 3D printing aids recovery of 3-year-old Patch the cat

Apr.25, 2016 - 3D printing has once again proved the purr-fect solution for cats in need, with veterinary specialists from the Polish city of Łódź using the technology to create prototype prosthetic paws for a handicapped cat named Łatka—'Patch', in English. The operation was the first of its kind in Poland. More

How to make your custom 3D printed jewelry business a success

Apr.25, 2016 - If you are an aspiring 3D printed jewelry designer or have recently started your own 3D printed custom jewelry startup, 3D printer company Formlabs has some tips for you on how to make your business a success through exceptional customer experience and attention to detail. More

GE fires up world's largest jet engine, 3D printed fuel nozzles put through paces

Apr.25, 2016 - General Electric has started testing its GE9X jet engine, currently the world's largest, at a test site near Peebles, Ohio. The engine, whose front fan spans 11 feet (3.35 meters) in diameter, contains 19 3D printed fuel nozzles. More

Stratasys presents Wolfkiam and Polyomino, the first artworks created on the new J750 3D Printer

Apr.25, 2016 - 3D printing company Stratasys has demonstrated the amazing capabilities of their new J750 multi-color, multi-material 3D printer by unveiling two stunning artworks made with the machine: 'Wolfkiam" by designer Nick Ervinck, and 'Polyomino' by Jose Sanchez. More

3D bioprinted mini-brains reveal how Zika virus attacks fetal brains

Apr.25, 2016 - Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore have just made an important step towards curing the Zika virus, by using 3D bioprinted minibrains to see exactly how the infection process in fetuses takes place. More

71% of US manufacturers optimistic about competitive advantage brought about by 3D printing

Apr.25, 2016 - A recent study released by PricewaterhouseCooper lays out, in percentages, how the expectations of 3D printing applications for manufacturers have shifted in the past two years. More

3D printing helps Shine the miniature horse trot happily again

Apr.25, 2016 - The story of Shine, a sweet miniature horse, would have been a tragic one if it weren't for the help and dedication of a team of veterinarians from Colorado State University's James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the capabilities of 3D printing technologies. More

New 3D Systems CEO Vyomesh Joshi could make $23.3 million in three years

Apr.25, 2016 - 3D Systems' new CEO Vyomesh Joshi has been given a compensation package that could be worth as much as $23.3 million over three years, though it is partly dependent on how stable the company performs on the stock market. More

colorFabb launches industrial-grade Stacker S4 3D printer at Hannover Messe

Apr.25, 2016 - Dutch filament specialists colorFabb will unveil their industrial-grade Stacker S4 3D printer at the Hannover Messe this week, a 3D printer capable of printing temperatures of 300 degrees Celsius that can work with every filament on the market, including colorFabb's copolyester materials. More

3D printed tumor-cloning device could lead to more effective cancer treatments

Apr.25, 2016 - Two NDSU pharmacy students have developed a 3D printed device that can clone cancer tumors. The cloned tumors could be used to test anti-cancer drugs and provide more personalized cancer treatment options. More

Bra Theory is developing 3D modeled bras to give you the perfect fit

Apr.24, 2016 - To help give women more options for bra sizing and to improve the comfort and support of each bra, Mona Zhang, a Princeton graduate, has decided to take matters into her own hands by creating custom sized bras based off of 3D models of women's boobs with her new company Bra Theory. More

Silvia Fado's 3D printed shoes are as stunning as they are innovative

Apr.24, 2016 - Within the realm of 3D printed fashion, some of the coolest, most innovative designs have come about through the design of 3D printed shoes, as a number of innovative designers have used the technology to create unique wearables that could easily be considered works of art. More

Man 3D prints beautiful and functional violin on his hobbyist ROBO 3D printer

Apr.24, 2016 - 3D print enthusiasts have been printing instruments for years now. For the most part, the best results have come from professional printers. DIYer Andrew Murrell has changed that by creating a masterpiece on nothing but his hobbyist ROBO 3D printer. More

3D scanning brings nightmare universe to life in SXSW short film Night Stalker

Apr.23, 2016 - SXSW Official Selection 'Night Stalker' is a short horror/love film created by New Media Ltd. that uses 3D scanning technology to bring a bizarre, nightmarish universe to life. More

3DTie launches 3D printed necktie collection for the 21st century man

Apr.23, 2016 - 3DTie is a collection of ingenious 3D printed neckties made on a desktop 3D printer from PLA filament. Due to their unique, interlocking design, the 3D printed ties bend and move just like fabric, and come in a wide variety of designs to allow wearer's to express their style. More

3D printing could be Pendleton Marines' next recruit

Apr.23, 2016 - The Marines of 1st Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, have been using 3D printers to produce replacement parts for broken equipment. Tests have shown that 3D printing could be an asset for the Marine Corps in both garrison and battlefield environments. More

This $15 3D scanner consists of a tub of milk and a smartphone

Apr.23, 2016 - Instructables user yenfre has developed a low-cost (~$15) 3D scanner that can be assembled with a smartphone, two containers, and milk. The unusual contraption received the runner-up prize at Penn State's 2016 HackPSU hackathon. More

3D printing news roundup: April 22, 2016

Apr.22, 2016 - Airbus APWorks begins testing its MetalFAB1 metal 3D printing system from Additive Industries, GE Power opens a new Advanced Manufacturing Works in South Carolina, and Canadian 3D printing service Agile Manufacturing acquires a massive SLA 3D printer. More

Hackers 3D print 'restricted' keys using publicly-available patents

Apr.22, 2016 - A group of lock-picking hackers based in Melbourne, Australia, has used images from publicly available patent sites to 3D print working replicas of so-called 'restricted' keys. More

Earth Day 2016: 10 3D printing projects contributing to a greener planet

Apr.22, 2016 - To celebrate Earth Day 2016, we've listed some of the top 3D printed projects and initiatives that are contributing to a more sustainable, green, and healthy environment for all. More

3D printing helps Polish cybernetics researchers create fully functional artificial heart

Apr.22, 2016 - Researchers from the Cybernetics Department of the Military University of Technology in Warsaw and the Optoelectronics Department of the Silesian University of Technology have been using 3D printed heart models for research purposes. Each heart model was made with a Zortrax M200 3D printer. More

Shell unveils 3D printed, ultra-efficient 'Project M' concept city car based on Gordon Murray's T25

Apr.22, 2016 - Shell has unveiled a new ultra-compact, energy efficient concept car as part of 'Project M', a collaboration with Gordon Murray Design and Geo Technology. The new vehicle, based on Gordon Murray's T.25 city car, contains a number of 3D printed components. More

NASA tests 3D printed methane-powered turbopump that could pave the way to Mars

Apr.22, 2016 - NASA has successfully tested a 3D printed turbopump, one of the most complex 3D printed rocket engine parts ever made, using liquid methane. The results could pave the way for future methane-fueled Mars landers. More

Life-saving 4D printed tracheal stent used during surgery on 46-year-old Chinese woman

Apr.22, 2016 - Surgeons in the Tang Du Hospital in Xi'an have just used a 4D printed tracheal stent to save the life of a 46-year-old Chinese woman with severe a respiratory obstruction, and have become the first in China to use 4D printing in a clinical situation. More

How 3D printing could potentially advance Alzheimer's research

Apr.22, 2016 - In seeing the impact 3D printing has made in the medical field, we at 3Ders asked ourselves what the potentials of 3D printing could be in regards to a poorly understood, but quite common disease: Alzheimer's. More

Cobbler Technologies closes an equity financing round to help bring 3D printing of functional multi-material to shoemaking

Apr.22, 2016 - Maine-based footwear 3D printing specialist Cobbler Technologies has unveiled its new Atomized Particle Deposition (3DAPD) 3D printing process. 3DAPD is able to functionally grade multiple materials in real time, enabling 'on-the-fly material mixing'. More

Highly accurate, laser guided industrial robot developed by Spanish researchers

Apr.22, 2016 - A team of scientists from the AITIIP research lab in Zaragoza, Spain have developed a large-scale laser guided industrial robot capable of extreme accuracy. They hope to one day turn the large robotic arm into a large-scale industrial 3D printer. More

The Texel Portal 3D scanning booth could scan up to 40 people per hour

Apr.22, 2016 - With the popularity of 3D printed selfies made by scanning booths growing, Russian startup Texel Portal recently pioneered a new very efficient 3D scanning booth that can start 3D printing within just two minutes. More

OctoPrint loses funding, starts a Patreon to help fund OctoPrint web interface for 3D printing

Apr.21, 2016 - Gina Häußge, the creator and main developer of popular open-source 3D printing software OctoPrint, has launched a call for funding through crowdfunding platform Patreon. More

Russia could use 3D printing to build a base on the Moon

Apr.21, 2016 - According to the head of its national Center for the Study of Natural Substances, Russia could use 3D printing and a patented 'gyroscopic mill' to build a habitable base on the polar region of the Moon. Settlers would create a powdered 3D printing material from processed lunar regolith. More

Funplay DIY: a make-it-yourself SLA 3D printer for just $1,200, coming soon on indiegogo

Apr.21, 2016 - Taiwanese 3D printer manufacturer 3D Dream Workshop will soon be releasing the Funplay DIY-Crystal, a $1,200 SLA 3D printer kit that lets users adjust the laser strength and exposure time, and works with multiple resin brands. More

Siemens unveils cluster of 3D printing spider robots

Apr.21, 2016 - A team of researchers from the Princeton campus of Siemens Corporate Technology has created a cluster of spider-like 3D printing robots. The spider-bots, dubbed SiSpis, have been designed to work autonomously and collaboratively, and can even recharge themselves. More

French startup Iconem uses photogrammetry, drones, and 3D modeling to help to restore Palmyra monuments

Apr.21, 2016 - The ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, whose monuments and archaeological ruins were destroyed in large part by ISIS, is now being reconstructed thanks to efforts involving 3D scanning and 3D modeling technologies. More

Daniel Warnecke brings classical paintings to life with 3D printed sculptures

Apr.21, 2016 - UK artist Daniel Warnecke will be showcasing his remarkable reimagined and 3D printed versions of classic paintings and photographs in three London galleries. More

PayPal blocks Gizmo 3D Printer's Indiegogo funding, delays production indefinitely

Apr.21, 2016 - Gizmo 3D Printers, which recently completed a successful crowdfunding campaign for its innovative top-down DLP 3D printer, has issued a statement announcing that its timeline would be delayed because of an unexpected blocking of funds by PayPal. More

SD3D spends over 3000 printing hours on record-breaking 'The Largest 3D Printed City' model

Apr.21, 2016 - San Diego 3D printing service SD3D has just completed work on a record breaking 3D printed city model depicting the vast client portfolio of Aon, which took more than 3,000 printing hours to make. More

Fab City, sustainable & self-sufficient cities project opened its doors in Amsterdam

Apr.21, 2016 - The Fab City sustainable cities project has opened its doors in Amsterdam to showcase a wide variety of urban technological innovations, including the metal 3D printer by MX3D and a concrete 3D printer operated by BAM. More

GCODE.Clay explores digital design and art through 3D printed ceramics

Apr.21, 2016 - A number of artists have begun to work with 3D printing, using the technological medium as a way to explore notions of art, the maker, and digital automated culture. In a recent artistic endeavour, American studio Emerging Objects has continued this exploration with their 3D printed pottery project entitled GCODE.Clay. More

3D printed replicas of 5000-year-old Ötzi the Iceman set to tour the US

Apr.21, 2016 - The three 3D printed medical-grade replicas made of the famous Ötzi the Iceman by Materialise and US paleo artist Gary Staab are set to travel to the US, with one becoming part of a travelling exhibition that starts in North Caroline in October 2017. More

NASA researching aerosol jet tech for 3D printed densely populated electronic assemblies

Apr.20, 2016 - A group of NASA researchers at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is assessing the potential of aerosol jet printing (direct-write manufacturing) for creating 3D printed detector assemblies. The technology could also be used to print antennas and other hardware directly onto spacecraft. More

Israel Defense Forces using 3D printing to restore 30-year-old Air Force planes

Apr.20, 2016 - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are using 3D printers to restore or recycle decades-old equipment, with the Israeli Air Force (IAF) benefitting most fully from the initiative. The IAF's Aerial Maintenance Unit (AMU) is presently 3D printing replacement parts for aircraft up to 30 years old. More

Materialise introduces Smooth Detail Resin DLP 3D printing material for scale modelers

Apr.20, 2016 - Belgian 3D printing company Materialise has added a new DLP printing material to its i.materialise printing service. Smooth Detail Resin provides a smooth surface texture in an easily paintable gray color, and can be printed at a resolution of 50 microns. More

Fictiv develops tolerance calculator along with tips to ensure your 3D prints find a snug fit

Apr.20, 2016 - As any product developer can attest to, finding the correct tolerances for 3D printing is often a mix between research with a dash of luck. Fictiv has released an easy to follow guide and tolerance calculator to help you along your way. More

Researchers develop 3D laser writing technique for high quality micro-optics

Apr.20, 2016 - A team of researchers based at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have recently published a study that demonstrates their capability to 3D print micron-scale optics with more precision and reproducibility than ever before. The recent breakthrough could have a big impact on the manufacturing of micro-scale integrated optical elements More

Uni Technology targets young kids with accessible MagiTools 3D printer kit

Apr.20, 2016 - Chinese 3D printer manufacturers Uni Technology have just unveiled the MagiTools DIY 3D printer assembly kit, a safe and educational tool specifically developed for children. More

Airbus receives first two highly efficient LEAP-1A engines featuring 3D printed fuel nozzles

Apr.20, 2016 - European aircraft manufacturers Airbus have just received the first two LEAP-1A engines for their next-gen Airbus A320neo passenger jets, which feature 3D printed superalloy fuel nozzles and are far more fuel efficient than currently used engines. More

The 'Guided Hand' robot arm can turn your 3D printed pen messes into art

Apr.20, 2016 - For those who are looking to invest in a 3D printing pen, or for those who have struggled to master the precise art of the handheld additive manufacturing device, there is a new technology in development that could be the answer to your 3D printing artistic challenges: the Guided Hand project, created by Yeliz Karadayi. More

China reveals more details of its first zero-gravity 3D printer

Apr.20, 2016 - CIGIT deputy director Duan Xuanming has just revealed a lot more about their successful tests with China's first zero-gravity 3D printer, and argued that it has already laid the foundations for a new space station that is to be built in 2020. More

Northwell Health plans spinoff of body-part 3D bioprinting venture

Apr.20, 2016 - A promising 3D bioprinting solution by Northwell Health researchers has just won The Northwell Innovation Contest and $100,000 in funding, and will be turned into a separate company to further commercialize the technology. More

Loughborough project aims to produce personalized, 3D printed fashion in 24 hours or less

Apr.20, 2016 - Loughborough University and global garment manufacturer Yeh Group have teamed up for the 3D Fashion project, which seeks to design and create personalized 3D printed clothing and shoes ethically, sustainably, and on-demand within 24 hours. More

3D printed Lego-inspired modules could help democratize microfluidic technology

Apr.19, 2016 - Researchers from Cardiff University have proven that it is possible to create complex microfluidic devices using a cheap and commercially-available FDM 3D printer. More

Mixed Dimensions, creator of 3D model fixing software MakePrintable, secures $4.3M funding

Apr.19, 2016 - Silicon Valley 3D printing startup Mixed Dimensions, creator of cloud-based 3D model fixing software MakePrintable, has raised $4.3 million in a Series A round led by Alsop Louie Partners and Dolby Family Ventures. The company is in the process of refocusing its services toward the gaming market. More

Sturdy and high volume Polygon Delta 3D Printer to hit Kickstarter for just $500

Apr.19, 2016 - Veteran Pittsburgh maker Billy Zelsnack is set to launch a Kickstarter campaign for his Polygon Delta 3D Printer kit, an excellent sturdy and high volume 3D printer that costs just $500. More

Shell uses 3D printing in Stones deep-water oil and gas project in Gulf of Mexico

Apr.19, 2016 - Oil and gas multinational Shell has just revealed that they have relied on 3D printed prototypes to develop the Stones oil and gas station in the US Gulf of Mexico, the world's deepest deep-water station. More

Caterpillar opens '3D Printing & Innovation Accelerator' at Illinois HQ

Apr.19, 2016 - Global construction firm Caterpillar Inc. has opened a suite of three new innovation spaces at its Global Research & Development Center in Mossville, Illinois. The suite will help to 'fuel the future, driving even greater collaboration, innovation and acceleration' within the company. More

Philip the 'lucky duck' is walking again thanks to 3D printed feet

Apr.19, 2016 - Philip the duck, like a number of animals before him, has been given a new lease on life thanks to the kindness of a few people and the capabilities of 3D printing technologies. More

Formlabs launches Dental SG, the first biocompatible 3D printing resin for desktop digital dentistry

Apr.19, 2016 - Formlabs has released Dental SG, a certified biocompatible 3D printing resin designed for creating high-quality surgical guides using the Form 2 desktop 3D printer. More

3D printed prototype of Aurora and DARPA's VTOL X-Plane takes flight

Apr.19, 2016 - Aurora Flight Sciences, commissioned by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has announced that it has successfully flown a subscale vehicle demonstrator (SVD) or prototype of its VTOL X-Plane, which was made with the help of 3D printing technologies. More

Sinopec and Farsoon High-Tech partner to develop new 3D printing materials and devices

Apr.19, 2016 - Sinopec Baling Petrochemical Company, one of China's leading oil and gas companies, has recently signed a Cooperation Framework Agreement with Farsoon High-Technology Co., Ltd., to develop and create a number of new innovative 3D printing materials, including powder elastomer materials and SLA epoxy resin, as well as new 3D printing devices. More

Affordable and fast AVOC 3D printer launches on Indiegogo for as little as $139

Apr.19, 2016 - A Budapest, Hungary-based startup has just announced the AVOC 3D printer: a new, affordable, and fast printing desktop 3D printer. The 3D printer is being crowdfunded through an Indiegogo campaign. More

Polymaker makes layer-free 3D printing a reality with PolySmooth and Polysher cleaning unit

Apr.19, 2016 - Chinese filament specialists Polymaker is set to enter the 3D printing hardware business with their exciting Polysher cleaning unit, which ensures high quality, layer-free results that can compete with injection molding. More

3D Printed Band-Aids could reduce the spread of drug resistant bacteria

Apr.19, 2016 - If the decreasing effectiveness of 20th century wonder drug penicillin is any indication, our fight against dangerous bacteria is not over yet. Researchers at the Nanchang University have developed a 3D printable bandaid that allows release control of their anti-bacterial strategies. More

April 18th: 3D printing news roundup

Apr.18, 2016 - Today was a busy day in the 3D printing world, with new 3D printers unveiled, design contests opened, and updates provided about one of the most exciting 3D printing gadgets of the year. That 3D printing gadget is, of course, the $99 OLO box: the world’s first smartphone 3D printing kit. Earlier today, OLO 3D gave a quick update on its incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign. More

KU Leuven researcher developing 3D printed candy made with pectin gel

Apr.18, 2016 - KU Leuven PhD student Val'rie Vancauwenberghe recently presented the prototype for a food 3D printer that uses pectin gel to additively manufacture candy. The innovative project was introduced at this year's 3D Food Printing Conference held in Venlo, The Netherlands. More

Experience the sci-fi future of 3D bioprinting with artist Floris Kaayk’s The Modular Project

Apr.18, 2016 - In The Modular Body project, Dutch visual artist Floris Kaayk shares a multi-layered media platform packed with videos detailing the birth and life of the fictional and blood-sucking Oscar organism, the world's first 3D bioprinted lifeform. More

Stereolithography (SLA) viable for making 3D printed pills, recent study shows

Apr.18, 2016 - A recent study conducted by researchers from the University College London has shown the possibility and even viability of using stereolithography 3D printing technology to manufacture drug-loaded tablets using a Form 1+ 3D printer. More

Roboze launches low-cost PEEK, PEI Roboze One+400 FDM 3D printer

Apr.18, 2016 - Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze today announced the immediate commercial availability of its Roboze One+400 FDM 3D printer. The low-cost, belt-free machine is compatible with 12 3D printing materials, including PEEK and PEI, and boasts a maximum extrusion temperature of 400'C. More

British Royal Navy uses 3D printed drone to navigate through ice in the Antarctic

Apr.18, 2016 - The British Royal Navy has just revealed that they have successfully tested a 3D printed drone in the frozen seas of the Antarctic, where it was used as a long-range reconnaissance tool that can help ships find their way through the thick ice. More

Nano Dimension files patent for simultaneous sintering and curing of two types of ink for 3D printed electronics

Apr.18, 2016 - Nano Dimension, Ltd., a leader in inkjet and nanoparticle printing, has announced that it has a filed a patent application for the simultaneous curing and sintering of two types of ink, conductive metal ink and insulator ink, which could be used in the additive manufacturing of electronic circuits. More

Boeing files patent for artificial 3D printed ice blocks used for next-gen flight testing

Apr.18, 2016 - In a new patent application, Boeing details their plans for artificial 3D printed ice shapes made from plastic or composite materials which simulate a variety of icy conditions and be used for much more detailed aircraft certification processes. More

NASA asks students to design 3D printed expandable objects with 'Think Outside the Box' challenge

Apr.18, 2016 - NASA is reaching out to young makes across the US to take part in its Future Engineers 'Think Outside the Box' challenge. The challenge is an effort to get students to innovative and design a 3D printable expandable object, which could potentially be used by astronauts in space. More

2-year-old Maia to become world's first patient to receive functional 3D printed ear

Apr.18, 2016 - Project Maia is about to kick off at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia, in which researchers will develop a functional 3D printed ear for a two-year-old girl born with just one ear. More

WASP to release DeltaWASP Pellet 3D Printer capable of making objects up to 1m large

Apr.18, 2016 - For the most part, 3D printers only affordably print objects that can fit in your hand. Italian based 3D printer developer WASP uses a pellet feeding system for their DeltaWASP Pellet 3D Printer to allow for huge prints without breaking the bank. More

McDonald's 'Always Working' ad brought to life with 3D printing and stop-motion animation

Apr.17, 2016 - McDonald's, known for their creative and original advertising, has recently launched a set of ad spots about their new and improved Happy Meal which features stop motion and 3D printed characters. More

3D printed dragon door knocker is artist Sonia Verdu's latest fiery creation

Apr.17, 2016 - Spanish artist Sonia Verdu has created a 3D printed 'dragon knocker', an imitation iron door knocker shaped like the head of a dragon. The designer has shared her process and 3D printing files on Instructables. More

Student shares beautiful trading cards of four 3D printable viruses

Apr.17, 2016 - Biology PhD student Eleanor Lutz from the University of Washington has just shared four very cool trading cards of viruses, which can also be 3D printed as fantastic educational models. More

Open-source 3D printed WireBeings robot allows for voice controlled wifi functionality at a bargain

Apr.17, 2016 - The emergence of open-source componential technology and 3D printing has brought the price of robotics down without sacrificing ability in recent years. A new 3D printed Arduino powered chasis by WireBeings illustrates this point point yet again. More

Gray Kid the parrot eats again after receiving a 3D printed beak at Chinese zoo

Apr.17, 2016 - Gray Kid the parrot, one of the residents of the Nanjing Hongshan Forest Zoo in China, has been given a chance at a normal life after receiving a 3D printed beak that lets him eat normally again. More

Yale 3D prints 3,800 year old Babylonian geometry tablet, to be used in classrooms

Apr.16, 2016 - Yale University's Babylonian Collection has partnered with the IPCH to 3D scan and print a 3,800 year old geometric tablet that shows Old Babylonian society understood the Pythagorean theorem and other mathematical principles. More

Portuguese maker 3D prints working replica of Hidden Blade from Assassin's Creed

Apr.16, 2016 - Portuguese engineer Jo'o Duarte has 3D printed an amazing tribute to the Assassin's Creed video game franchise, an actually functioning hidden sliding blade from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag with OTF mechanism. More

Google engineers create WebUSB API to connect USB devices securely to the web

Apr.16, 2016 - Google engineers Reilly Grant and Ken Rockot have just submitted a proposal for WebUSB API, which would make it a lot easier for developers of 3D printers and other hardware to safely configure and update USB-based devices through a web application. More

3D scan of 26-million-year-old fossil reveals ancient origins of dolphin communication

Apr.16, 2016 - Using 3D scanning technology on a 26-million-year-old ear fossil, scientists from Monash University and Museum Victoria have proven that even the earliest known ancestors to the modern-day dolphin were capable of echolocation using high-frequency sounds. More

Guido Salimbeni's 3D artworks bring traditional painting to life with 3D printing

Apr.16, 2016 - Guido Salimbeni is an Italian artist based in Florence who has worked with both traditional oil painting and modern 3D modeling and printing techniques. His artworks represent a merging of old and new and showcase the aesthetic possibilities of introducing a new technical method, 3D printing, to an age-old form of art, painting. More

Gartner: 65% of supply chain professionals to invest in 3D printing

Apr.15, 2016 - A recent Gartner report on 3D printing and supply chains has revealed that 65% of supply chain professionals are using or will invest in 3D printing within the next two years, and that 29% said the 'primary value' of 3D printing is in transforming the customer experience. More

Winner of Make the Unmakeable 3D printing challenge donates grand prize 3D printer to UC Berkeley

Apr.15, 2016 - UC Berkeley graduate Casey Rogers has been named champion of FATHOM and GrabCAD's 'Make the Unmakeable' 3D printing challenge, and has decided to donate his Stratasys uPrint SE 3D printer to fellow students at the Berkeley 3D Modeling Club. More

Reduce 3D print failures with this clever 3D printer error detection & correction system

Apr.15, 2016 - Chris Barr, an engineering and 3D printing blogger from Adelaide, Australia, has used magnetic encoders to create a 3D printer error detection system. According to Barr, the modification could be used to minimize errors caused by overheating stepper drivers, belt slips, and accidental filament buildup. More

What risk professionals need to know about 3D printing

Apr.15, 2016 - Technology consultant Scott Klososky weighs in on three key risk factors associated with 3D printing that those in the insurance and risk management industries must be aware of. More

Dutch Minister for Economic Affairs Henk Kamp tests 3D printed steel bicycle

Apr.15, 2016 - At the sixth edition of the Innovation Expo in Amsterdam, the Dutch Minister for Economic Affairs Henk Kamp took the 3D printed steel Arc Bicycle for a test ride. More

Utrecht University's 'Tissue Factory' perform test with 3D bioprinted rabbit shoulder implant

Apr.15, 2016 - The 3D bioprinting specialists from the University of Utrecht's Tissue Factory have developed a hydrogel that is perfect for creating bone and cartilage implants, and have already tested the material with a rabbit shoulder implant. More

3D printed Tracer gun from Overwatch gets electronic redesign

Apr.15, 2016 - 3D designer Simone Fontana has teamed up with Adafruit experts to create a 3D printed Tracer Gun 2.0 with smartphone-controlled electronics that allow it to light up just like in the game. More

Ministry of Supply's 3D knitted Seamless Jacket brings additive manufacturing to menswear

Apr.15, 2016 - Boston based menswear brand, Ministry of Supply, unveiled its most recent garment, a entirely additively manufactured Seamless Jacket. The smart looking piece of apparel was manufactured using a 3D Robotic Knitting process, which allows the garment to be made as one single piece. More

Cellulose could act as a building block for 3D printed food

Apr.15, 2016 - British researchers from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council revealed what could be a breakthrough material at the 3D Food Printing Conference in Venlo: cellulose, a natural binding polymer that could make a lot more foods 3D printable. More

Scandy raises $1M, announces complete 3D scan, edit and 3D print app

Apr.15, 2016 - The New Orleans-based 3D scan-to-3D print innovators Scandy have just announced that they have successfully raised $1 million in a seed round led by Callais Capital, and that they are using the funds to develop a 3D scanning app that completely relies on Google's Project Tango imaging platform. More

University of Miami researchers optimize 4D polymer printing with photochemical microreactor

Apr.15, 2016 - A team of researchers at the University of Miami has developed a 4D printing system using a massively parallel flow-through photochemical microreactor. The extra 'dimension' comes from the 3D printer's ability to precisely control the monomer composition of each feature in a brush polymer array. More

3D scanning full-length mirror from Naked Labs takes fitness tracking to next level

Apr.15, 2016 - Naked Labs, a Silicon Valley health and wellness startup, today launched the world's first consumer-level 3D scanning fitness tracker, the Naked 3D Fitness Tracker. The high-tech body monitoring system consists of a full-length 3D scanning mirror, a scale/turntable hybrid, and the Naked mobile app. More

BoxBotix 3-in-1 3D printed modular core lets you hover, soar or drive around with ease

Apr.15, 2016 - The emergence of modular technology allows hackers and makers to develop powerful new technology thanks to adaptable sensors and 3D printed components. BoxBotix wants to take the modular philosophy to the RC world by introducing their 3-in-1 module. More

Rice University students develop force-testing device for 3D printed prosthetic hands

Apr.14, 2016 - A team of students from Rice University calling themselves Carpal Diem has developed a force testing device to ensure that 3D printed prosthetic hands made for children are as efficient as possible. They are hoping to introduce their project to the e-NABLE community. More

Researchers develop 3D bioprinting system that uses a light projector you can buy from Walmart

Apr.14, 2016 - Researchers from the University of British Columbia have developed a new kind of biological ink which can be used to 3D print human tissue. The newly-developed compound reacts with normal light, as opposed to UV light, making it safer and cheaper than current alternatives. More

ZMorph unveils ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer, capable of 3D printing, CNC milling and laser cutting

Apr.14, 2016 - Polish 3D printer manufacturer ZMorph has announced the release of their brand new model, the ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer, which combines 3D printing, CNC milling, and laser engraving technologies, along with a number of other new features. More

First 3D printed jewelry insurance claim service can replace the irreplaceable

Apr.14, 2016 - SBS Insurance Services in collaboration with Cooksongold and Birmingham City University have launched the world's first 3D printed jewelry insurance claim service, which uses metal 3D printing technology to create identical replicas of high value lost or stolen jewelry. More

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