Gamer 3D prints replica of laser pistol from Fallout 3, complete with storage case and extra energy cells

May.27, 2017 - A 3D printing enthusiast and gamer has made an accurate replica of the laser pistol from Fallout 3. Andrew Sink's Youtube channel shows several examples of other 3D printed props from various games and movies and his latest work, based on a model from Thingiverse, is one of the most impressive yet. More

Polish design studio Pillcrow uses 3D printing to create nearly 100 new fonts in an hour

May.26, 2017 - Maciej Kodzis and Grzegorz Owczarek, of Polish design studio Pillcrow, have been helping budding designers create new fonts with the help of 3D printed guides. The duo used a ZMorph 3D printer to make 3D printed grips for their typographical tools. More

MIT researchers 3D print shape-shifting noodles in bizarre culinary research project

May.26, 2017 - Researchers at MIT's Tangible Media Group have devised a method for 3D printing food that changes shape before you eat it. They say the weird shape-shifting food is also easier to store and transport. More

3D printed ‘Cycloptic Mustard Monster’ combines best elements of 3 high-end cameras

May.26, 2017 - A photographer has successfully built his own wide-format camera using 3D printing technology. Unable to afford the $5,000 price tag for the technology that he wanted, Paul Kohlhaussen reverse engineered 3 high-end cameras and made a CAD model bringing together their best features. More

Thero: a 3D printed desktop device that lets you manage online encryption and privacy

May.25, 2017 - Spanish designers Roman Torre and Angeles Angulo have 3D printed a prototype of an innovative new product called Thero. The small device, equipped with a Raspberry Pi 3, allows users to easily control their encryption status online. More

3D printed finger helps British teen take exams following grisly cycling accident

May.25, 2017 - A British teen who almost died in a freak cycling accident is using a 3D printed plastic finger to get through his GCSEs. Oliver Smith, 15, severed a main artery and two nerves, causing him to lose most function in his right arm. More

Living cells allow MIT's spectacular 'bioLogic' workout gear to breathe, glow, and even deodorize

May.25, 2017 - MIT researchers have used a novel cell printing method to design breathable workout garments with ventilating flaps that move as the wearer's body produces heat and sweat. The project, called 'bioLogic,' integrates moisture-sensitive microbial cells in the garment's material. More

3D printed model of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gives Android fans a taste of what's to come

May.23, 2017 - An unofficial 3D printed mockup of the latest Samsung flagship portable device, the Galaxy Note 8, has been posted online. A video on a microblogging site shows one Android lover's attempt to create the new phablet, which will boast a dual primary camera. More

European Space Agency begins testing 3D printed PEEK CubeSats

May.23, 2017 - The European Space Agency has launched a new initiative 3D printing CubeSat bodies in hard, electrically conductive plastic. With the first test run underway, ESA aims to get these 3D printed miniature satellites ready for future use, complete with internal electrical lines. Instruments, circuit boards, and solar panels would simply need to be slotted in. More

C919, first China-built commercial airliner with 3D printed parts, takes maiden flight

May.23, 2017 - In a momentous occasion for East Asian 3D printing, the first Chinese-built commercial airliner with 3D printed parts took its maiden flight on May 5, 2017. The C919 was developed by COMAC, and features 3D printed titanium alloys. More

Thai designer Anon Pairot uses 3D printed concrete to create evocative garden furniture collection

May.23, 2017 - Thai artist and designer Anon Pairot has designed an outdoor terrace consisting of 3D printed concrete furniture and decorations. Thailand's Siam Cement Group provided its 3D printable SCG cement formula for the project. More

Swedish police uncover 3D printed handguns in Malmo

May.22, 2017 - Swedish police are seeing an increase in 3D printed hand guns, with a recent spike in the city of Malmo. On two separate occasions in the past year, local authorities have seized 3D printed handguns in the Scania capital. One incident saw a gun uncovered during a city-wide criminal sweep, while the second was found in a Malmo parking garage. More

EDA’s new tactical airlift center in Spain to explore 3D printing for defense operations

May.22, 2017 - The European Defense Agency is set to establish a new tactical airlift center in Zaragoza, Spain. In the run-up to its opening, a multinational training course will be carried out that will demonstrate the benefits of 3D printing in operations, and test the feasibility of its application. More

Air Force says next 'Mother of All Bombs' could be 3D printed

May.22, 2017 - Engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory are using 3D printing to develop what could be the next 'Mother of All Bombs.' They say a 3D printed casing for the weapon could produce a larger blast with less debris. More

Giuseppe Finizia unveils latest update for 3D printed PCB workstation with low-cost needle probes

May.21, 2017 - Giuseppe Finizia, the Italian maker who brought us an innovative 3D printed PCB workstation with articulated arms, has just posted an updated version of his design. The new 3D files for the project'which is called PCB Workstation with Needle Probes'are available on his Thingiverse page. More

3D printed UNYQ Align back brace to be displayed at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

May.19, 2017 - 3D printed prosthetics company UNYQ will soon have its 3D printed Align scoliosis brace on permanent display at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, where it will stand alongside other innovative and historic pieces of architecture, sculpture, painting, costume, and design. More

Dublin's new Irish Manufacturing Research center opens up 40 jobs in 3D printing, robotics, more

May.19, 2017 - Around 40 new technology jobs, including positions related to additive manufacturing, are to open up in Dublin, where a €15 million advanced manufacturing center has just opened. Irish Manufacturing Research will create roles in robotics, mathematics, 3D printing, and other areas. More

Listen to ViolinoDigitale, a 3D printed replica of a Stradivarius violin made with wood filament

May.19, 2017 - Harris Matzaridis of ViolinoDigitale has unveiled an incredible 3D printed violin that quite literally brings music to our ears. The project, which took over two years to complete, was realized through a combination of 3D printing and more traditional luthier handcrafting techniques. More

Use 3D printing to customize your new favorite musical instrument: the Hyve Touch Synth

May.18, 2017 - A Kickstarter campaign has been successfully completed for a new, easy-to-use musical instrument, the Hyve Touch Synth. The miniature synthesizer was designed to be hackable and customizable, and users have the option to 3D print their own back for it using one of the free designs that are available. More

Impressive 3D printed replica of antique rifle to go on display at Polish National Museum

May.17, 2017 - The Polish National Museum in Poznan has reached out to 3D printing agency Get Models Now to faithfully replicate an antique rifle that it is exhibiting. The model will be interactive, allowing visitors to get a feel for what the rifle is like to hold, without causing any damage to the incredibly valuable and fragile original. More

3D printing company RCS2 preserving Sri Lanka's cultural heritage with drones and 3D scanning

May.17, 2017 - RCS2, a 3D printing company based in Sri Lanka, has teamed up with Sri Lanka's University of Moratuwa and Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to 3D scan a number Sri Lankan cultural heritage sites using LIDAR-equipped drones. More

UCSD's 3D printed soft robot could carry out search & rescue missions over rough terrain

May.17, 2017 - Engineers at the University of California San Diego have used 3D printing to make a soft robot that can walk on rough surfaces such as sand. The 3D printed robot could be used to capture sensor readings in dangerous environments or for search and rescue missions. More

Infertile mice successfully give birth after receiving 3D bioprinted ovary implant

May.17, 2017 - A team of researchers from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and the McCormick School of Engineering has implanted 3D bioprinted prosthetic ovaries into a number of infertile mice. Amazingly, the mice have now given birth to healthy litters. More

Damen Shipyards Group to develop WAAMpeller, world's first class approved 3D printed ship's propeller

May.17, 2017 - Earlier today, Damen Shipyards Group recently announced its newest venture: the development of a 3D printed, class approved propellor for its Damen Stan Tug 1606 model. The first class approved 3D printed ship propellor in the world, the WAAMpeller (as it's been dubbed) is the outcome of a new partnership between Damen, RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk and Bureau Veritas (BV). More

Thales Alenia Space to send largest 3D printed satellite parts yet into orbit

May.16, 2017 - Thales Alenia Space has been building 3D printed parts for satellites for a range of different applications, and it is soon to send its largest parts yet. Following on from a huge range of metallic and polymer satellite components that it successfully launched, the next parts will be 2 huge antenna supports for a telecommunications satellite. More

Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully tests 3D printed Bantam rocket with 30,000 lbf thrust

May.16, 2017 - Aerojet Rocketdyne, a California-based rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer, has successfully hot-fire tested a 30,000 lbf thrust-class Bantam liquid-fueled rocket that was manufactured using 3D printing technology. More

German rail operator DB expands use of 3D printing

May.15, 2017 - The German rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) is ramping up its use of 3D printing in manufacturing train parts. According to company representatives, 15,000 3D printed components will be manufactured by the end of 2018. More

UK-based Sutrue develops new suturing and heart stabilizing tools using Concept Laser 3D printing tech

May.15, 2017 - Sutrue, a UK-based medical technology company, has been using metal 3D printing technology to develop tools aimed at radically improving surgical procedures. The company used German company Concept Laser’s MLab Cusing additive manufacturing system to create a suturing tool and a cardiac stabilizer. More

WinSun founder says company could 3D print Trump's wall for 60% of projected cost

May.15, 2017 - WinSun founder Ma Yihe has been quoted as saying his company could build Donald Trump's infamous border wall both cheaply and quickly using its construction 3D printing technology. Whether he was making a serious proposition or not, it's clear that Ma Yihe thinks his company's 3D printing tech would be up to the task. More

3D printed carbon fiber helps 18-year-old Indian student make lightest satellite ever

May.15, 2017 - An 18-year-old student from Tamil Nadu in India has used 3D printing to create what could be the world's lightest satellite. The 3D printed carbon fiber device weighs just 64 grams, and will be launched on a NASA sounding rocket on June 21. More

Researchers recreate popular Utah climbing route using 3D modeling and 3D printing

May.15, 2017 - An assistant professor from the University of Utah has put his 3D design and printing chops towards a particularly ambitious project: recreating a full-scale replica of a popular outdoor climbing route. The project has involved 3D scanning, extensive 3D modeling, and 3D printing. More

3D printed airplane engine unveiled at Romanian university

May.14, 2017 - Valentin Stamate, a leading researcher at the Transilvania University in Brasov, Romania, has officially unveiled his latest innovation: a 3D printed two-stroke airplane engine prototype. The first two-stroke engine to be almost entirely 3D printed, Stamate's work constitutes a landmark in what can be achieved by additive manufacturing in the aerospace industry. More

Olivier van Herpt teams with Fashion label COS for limited-edition 3D printed clay vases

May.13, 2017 - Fashion label COS and Dutch designer Olivier van Herpt have teamed up on a new collection of 3D printed clay vases. Set to be released in a limited number of COS stores, the innovative new designs were largely inspired by the label's Spring and Summer collection. More

LittleBot: Slant Robotics' 3D printed STEM learning tool for kids hits Kickstarter

May.12, 2017 - Slant Robotics has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest toy: a 3D printed Arduino robot geared towards promoting STEM education. Called LittleBot, the cute 3D printed device is focused on teaching kids engineering, programming, and robotics. More

Local Motors' Knoxville facility 3D prints first self-driving Olli shuttle bus

May.11, 2017 - Local Motors, the maker of the world's first road-ready 3D printed car, has successfully 3D printed the first self-driving shuttle, Olli, at its Knoxville, Tennessee micro-factory. More

Oily microgels key to Florida researchers' new 3D printed silicone medical devices

May.11, 2017 - Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a new silicone microgel 3D printing method that could result in much-improved medical devices such as implantable bands, balloons, soft catheters, slings, and meshes. More

Polly wants a prosthesis: parrot getting 3D printed foot following vicious fox attack

May.11, 2017 - A parrot named Pete is being fitted with a 3D printed prosthetic foot after losing his natural one in a nasty fox attack. The procedure is being orchestrated by Dr. Jonathan Wood, Staff Veterinarian in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania's Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia. More

Livrea and Autodesk collaborate on fully 3D printed racing yacht

May.10, 2017 - Italian boat building company Livrea is developing a fully 3D printed racing yacht in collaboration with Autodesk. The two companies have just completed their largest component yet, which will be on display this week in Hannover. More

Peak Sport unveils 'Future,' China's first commercial 3D printed sneaker

May.10, 2017 - Chinese sportswear equipment company Peak Sport has launched its very first pair of commercial 3D printed sneakers, called Future. Not only are the 3D printed kicks a first for the company, but the 1299 CNY ($188 USD) shoes are the first 3D printed running shoes to hit the Chinese market. More

Electrick: a low-cost technique for turning 3D printed objects into touch-sensitive devices

May.10, 2017 - Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed Electrick, a new sensing technology that brings touch input to a huge range of surfaces and objects using electric field tomography. Users can use Electrick to add touch sensors to 3D printed objects. More

Minnesota researchers looking to create bionic humans by 3D printing sensors directly onto fingertips

May.8, 2017 - Researchers at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis have developed a silicone pressure sensor that can be 3D printed directly on your hand. In the future, the device could be used to enhance one's sense of touch. More

Aerojet Rocketdyne conducts hot-fire tests on 3D printed AR1 preburner, keeps up pressure on Blue Origin

May.8, 2017 - Aerojet Rocketdyne has conducted hot-fire tests on the preburner for its AR1 rocket engine, designed to replace the Russian-made RD-180 engine. The company says the engine, built using 3D printing technology, is on track for flight readiness in 2019. More

UK's largest 3D printed master plan showcases East London's 10,800-home Barking Riverside development

May.8, 2017 - Hobs Studio, a UK-based company that provides 3D solutions for clients in architecture, engineering, and construction, has created a huge SLA 3D printed model of a planned housing development in East London. The Barking Riverside mock-up becomes the UK's largest 3D printed master plan model. More

Mind-bending 3D printed grotto, made from 7 tons of sandstone, premieres at Centre Pompidou

May.8, 2017 - Architects Benjamin Dillenburger and Michael Hansmeyer, who brought us the Arabesque Wall, have 3D printed a highly intricate grotto from seven tons of sandstone. Commissioned by the Centre Pompidou in Paris, 'Digital Grotesque II' stands as the stunning centrepiece of the new 'Imprimer le monde' exhibition, where it premiered last month. More

3D Printing News ICYMI: First 3D printed home, 3D Systems, Konica Minolta, Tripodmaker’s 3D printed rocket, NTU, more

May.6, 2017 - Lots of news in the 3D printing world recently, as America's first 3D printed home won a Design Award and 3D Systems released their financial results for the first quarter of 2017. Here's a round-up of those and other stories that you might have missed. More

Redesign Sport uses 3D scanning for reverse engineering of 1952 Ferrari

May.5, 2017 - Not just any restorer, Dafyd Richards and his bespoke RSL studio have been breathing new life into historic and discontinued vehicles that would otherwise be relegated to collections and museums, where they would remain unused. Richards' secret? As the RSL founder will readily tell you, 3D scanning technology has proved unprecedentedly key to his work. More

Japan preserves Buddhist statues and cultural artifacts with 3D scanning and 3D printing

May.5, 2017 - In Japan, researchers from Chiba University have been using 3D scanning to capture 3D models of Buddhist statues and other cultural artifacts. The effort, which is being done primarily to preserve the objects in case of deterioration or theft, is also serving a touristic purpose. More

Duke undergrads work with doctors to 3D print titanium biomedical devices

May.5, 2017 - Two groups of undergraduate students from Duke University have been given the chance to explore the benefits of metal 3D printing through the creation of biomedical devices. Working closely with doctors and professionals, the teams have created a titanium vertebrae spacer and titanium scaffolds. More

Trend Micro hacks drone-making robotic 3D printer to demonstrate security risks

May.4, 2017 - A recent demonstration by Trend Micro showed how easy it can be to hack industrial processes. It showed that a robotic arm used to design a 3D printed rotor for a drone was vulnerable to remote attacks, changing its function with potentially dangerous consequences. More

ESA researchers are 3D printing Moon habitat bricks using concentrated sunlight

May.4, 2017 - European Space Agency (ESA) researchers at the DLR German Aerospace Center facility in Cologne have used concentrated sunlight to 3D print bricks made of simulated moondust. They say that astronauts could use the same technique to print settlements on the Moon. More

Vector successfully tests Vector-R launch vehicle with 3D printed injector component

May.4, 2017 - Vector, a Tucson, Arizona-based space startup, has successfully launched a prototype of its Vector-R launch vehicle, which features 3D printed parts. The test was completed on May 3 near Mohave, California. More

3D printed tactile chess set helps visually impaired children in Argentina learn the game

May.3, 2017 - A group of innovative young people from Argentina have designed and 3D printed a chess board that is catered to people with visual impairments. The tactile 3D printed chess set, which has braille embedded on its board and pieces, has been given to the Elizalde Institute for the blind. More

3D Printing News ICYMI: Rebranding for Arcam, EOS joins 3MF Consortium, more

May.2, 2017 - There were several 3D printing developments that may have passed you by this week, including a technological partnership between Russia and Germany, and a rebranding for Swedish manufacturer Arcam. Here's a roundup of these and other stories. More

3D printed replica of destroyed Palmyra Tetrapylon showcased at Creative Commons Summit

May.2, 2017 - A two-meter-tall 3D printed replica of Palmyra's Tetrapylon structure made by #NEWPALMYRA was recently unveiled at the Creative Commons Summit, which took place from April 28-30 in downtown Toronto. More

Sea turtle that survived shark attack could swim again with 3D printed prosthetic flipper

May.2, 2017 - Sally, a Loggerhead turtle that was found off of Ireland's Atlantic coast with a missing flipper caused by a shark bite, could soon be swimming again thanks to the dedication of a team from the Dingle Ocean World Aquarium and 3D printing. The team plans to 3D print a titanium and polymer flipper prosthetic for the turtle. More

CAPTIVE: a 3D printed 6DoF controller that can manipulate virtual 3D objects 2x faster than competing tech

May.2, 2017 - Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a user-friendly 3D printed 6DoF controller called CAPTIVE that can be used to manipulate virtual 3D objects in a computer program. The device allows users to manipulate objects with less lag time than existing technology. More

Swedish researchers create 3D bioprinted human cartilage without animal testing

May.2, 2017 - Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy and the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have used 3D bioprinting to create human cartilage in a test tube'without the use of animal testing. They say that the 3D bioprinted structures look 'extremely similar' to human cartilage. More

‘The Drop’ to become New Zealand’s first 3D printed electric car

May.1, 2017 - New Zealand is about to get its first ever 3D printed electric car. Currently in development by Ira Munn, an entrepreneur working out of local tech charity Accelerating Aotearoa, 'The Drop' is a three wheeled electric car designed for commuters. The vehicle will be motorway legal and have a battery range of up to 300 kilometres. More

‘The Drop’ to become New Zealand’s first 3D printed electric car

May.1, 2017 - New Zealand is about to get its first ever 3D printed electric car. Currently in development by Ira Munn, an entrepreneur working out of local tech charity Accelerating Aotearoa, 'The Drop' is a three wheeled electric car designed for commuters. The vehicle will be motorway legal and have a battery range of up to 300 kilometres. More

Stratasys 3D printing tech makes Podfo foot orthotics tougher & lighter

May.1, 2017 - Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is collaborating with Peacocks Medical Group, a leading medical equipment supplier and creator of Podfo orthotics, for the large-scale production of 3D printed orthotics that can reduce pain and improve mobility. More

Organovo & UVA to explore 3D bioprinted tissues for volumetric muscle loss treatments

May.1, 2017 - 3D bioprinting company Organovo Holdings, Inc. has announced a new collaboration with the University of Virginia through which it will seek to develop 3D bioprinted tissues for treating volumetric muscle loss (VML) injuries. More

New videos from acclaimed Dutch animation studio Job, Joris & Marieke feature 3D printed models in action

May.1, 2017 - Dutch animation studio Job, Joris & Marieke who you might know from their Oscar-nominated short film A Single Life has released a new series of looped videos featuring 3D printed models. Created for 'Go Home' and 'Easy Way Out,' the new songs from Dutch pop band Happy Camper, the clever stop motion loops are full of character and symbolism. More

Watch Thai artist's 3D printed zoetrope 'Pieces of Happiness' come to life

May.1, 2017 - Thai artist O Witaya Junma has created a dizzying 3D printed zoetrope, serving as a postmodern homage to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Housed in Bangkok's new maker hotspot FabCafe, 'Pieces of Happiness' cleverly presents a digital re-incarnation of the zoetrope, but with a decidedly 3D printed flair. More

This cute 3D printed dancing teapot could be your new best friend

Apr.30, 2017 - For anyone who's ever watched Beauty and the Beast and longed for some dancing kitchenware of their own, now's your chance to make that dream a reality. A French computer scientist named Paul-Louis Ageneau has created a 3D printed dancing teapot. Full of personality and quirky dance moves, the teapot's entire set of instructions are available for download on Ageneau's GitHub page. More

Neri Oxman's 3D printed glass steals the show at Milan Design Week 2017

Apr.30, 2017 - This year's Milan Design Week placed 3D printing front and centre. While several pieces on display incorporated 3D printing, the work everyone's talking about is by avant-garde designer and 3D printing pioneer Neri Oxman. 'YET' is the title of Oxman's surreal installation, which combines 3D printed glass with architectural light patterns to create an immersive pavilion unlike anything you've ever seen before. More

3D Printing News ICYMI: 3D Systems, 3DExperience Center, 333D shares rise, 3D printed guns, more

Apr.29, 2017 - Here's a roundup of some stories that may have passed you by recently. Another busy week in the non-stop world of 3D printing technology has seen a new 3D printing research center being set up for Airbus in Wichita, an Australian lobby group responding to the rising threat of 3D printed guns, and much more besides More

Boston University students take on 3D bioprinted pancreas research for type 1 diabetes

Apr.28, 2017 - A team of student researchers from Boston University, including biomedical engineering student Thomas Hays, has been working on a way to 3D bioprint an artificial pancreas out of stem cells. More

Georgia Tech's swinging 3D printed Tarzan robot could help farmers monitor crops

Apr.28, 2017 - Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have used 3D printing to create a Tarzan-inspired swinging robot. The unusual bot uses 3D printed claws to swing itself along the length of a wire, and could be used by farmers to monitor crops. More

McKinsey's Digital Capability Center opened in Beijing to keep China up-to-date with 3D printing and Industry 4.0

Apr.28, 2017 - McKinsey has established a new Digital Capability Center in Beijing, in collaboration with a local university. After a report indicated a lack of readiness for Industry 4.0 in the country, research into the latest technological developments such as 3D printing and artificial intelligence is planned, in order to keep China's manufacturing industry competitive. More

Swiss scientists combine 3D printing and electroplating to create molecular beam-splitter

Apr.28, 2017 - A team of scientists from the Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne (EPFL) has developed a novel device that combines 3D printing and electroplating to split beams of molecules. The device uses high-voltage electrodes to control the motion of the molecules inside a vacuum. More

UK couple seeks 3D printed prosthesis for adopted dog who was shot and brutalized

Apr.28, 2017 - The owners of a dog who was found bleeding to death after being shot several times in Hammamet, Tunisia are asking the 3D printing community to help give their pup a second chance at life with the help of 3D printed prosthetics. More

MIT Rocket Team successfully tests nylon 3D printed rocket motor

Apr.27, 2017 - The MIT Rocket Team, an independent student group focused on rocket-related projects, has successfully tested a fully 3D printed rocket motor. The motor was 3D printed in nylon using a Markforged Mark Two 3D printer before being tested twice on April 21. More

UK hospital saves £20,000 per surgery with the help of Stratasys 3D printing technology

Apr.27, 2017 - Stratasys has released details of the benefits that its 3D printing technology is bringing to one hospital in Birmingham, UK. Queen Elizabeth Hospital uses an Objet Eden 350V 3D printer to make facial prosthetics, plates, and pre-surgical guides, mostly for maxillofacial procedures. More

Inspiring 10-year-old girl plays violin with help of a 3D printed prosthetic arm

Apr.27, 2017 - A group of students from George Mason University in Virginia have given 10-year-old Isabella Nicola Cabrera a chance at realizing her dream of becoming a violinist with the help of a specially designed 3D printed prosthetic. More

3D WASH: empowering developing communities with solar-powered 3D printing & recycled plastic

Apr.27, 2017 - Researchers from the Deakin University School of Engineering in Australia are developing a solar-powered 3D printing system that could be used in developing regions to additively manufacture plumbing and sanitation supplies out of plastic waste. More

3D printed liver tissue helps University of Tokyo researchers test new drugs

Apr.27, 2017 - Researchers in Japan have used 3D bioprinting methods to create replica liver tissue. This model is the first of its kind to maintain metabolic functions over a long period of time, and it can be used to simulate diseases and test various new drugs for enzyme production. More

Siemens joins Adidas SPEEDFACTORIES project for custom 3D printed sportswear

Apr.26, 2017 - Sportswear giant Adidas is collaborating with manufacturing and technology company Siemens to improve the Adidas SPEEDFACTORY, a new production system that makes use of 3D printing and other modern technologies to produce high-quality sporting goods. More

Port of Rotterdam's RAMLAB unveils its first 3D printed ship component in partnership with Autodesk

Apr.26, 2017 - The Port of Rotterdam's Additive Manufacturing Fieldlab (RAMLAB) has successfully produced its first 3D printed pilot component'a ship's propeller'in partnership with Autodesk. The RAMLAB was established just over a year ago and has been pioneering the use of 3D printing in the maritime industry. More

Zeus the whippet learns to walk with 3D printed prosthetic paw

Apr.25, 2017 - A plastic 3D printed prosthetic paw has been made for a proud puppy after the original was lost in a fight. Brazillian veterinary surgeons took a CT scan of Zeus the whippet's remanining legs, and were able to 3D print a replica paw that will allow the dog to walk a lot more comfortably. More

New TrussFab software uses 3D printing to make boats, furniture & buildings out of plastic bottles

Apr.25, 2017 - Researchers at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany have created TrussFab, a new piece of software that turns digital 3D models into structures made from ordinary plastic bottles and 3D printed trusses. More

3D printing and Hollywood special effects help realize ultra-realistic neurosurgical training model

Apr.25, 2017 - An interdisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, simulation engineers, and special effects experts have created a 3D printed neurosurgical model that looks and feels like a real human. The 3D printed model combines special effects materials and 3D printed parts. More

Apple hires Steven Keating, MIT grad who 3D printed his own brain tumour

Apr.25, 2017 - Apple has hired Steven Keating, the MIT student who 3D printed his own brain tumor. Back in 2015, Keating made headlines with his innovative, data-centric approach to studying his cancer. The researcher gathered around 75 GB of information on his condition, which he leveraged to create digital and 3D printed models of his tumor, brain, and surgically-repaired skull. More

Stratasys 3D printer helps Siemens Mobility go full steam ahead with low-volume production of rail parts

Apr.24, 2017 - The Mobility Division of global engineering and technology company Siemens has announced it is using Stratasys FDM 3D printers to fabricate low-volume production parts for rail companies, including Stadtwerke Ulm/Neu Ulm (SWU) Verkehr GmbH, a German transport services provider. More

20-year-old receives 3D printed skull implant after removal of extremely rare tumor

Apr.24, 2017 - Tiffany Cullern, a 20-year-old from Swindon, Wiltshire in the U.K., has had her skull rebuilt thanks to a 3D printed skull implant. The young woman had been suffering from an incredibly rare tumor, about the size of a golf ball, that was growing on her brain. More

3D printed beekeeping device keeps out parasites, could send Spanish student scientists to Sydney

Apr.23, 2017 - A team of Spanish students aged between 14 and 16 is looking to raise '5,000 to take its 3D printed beekeeping solution to the FIRST LEGO League Asia Pacific Open in Sydney, Australia. The Valencia-based team, named 'Invictus Lego,' has created a 3D printed anti-parasite tool for beehives. More

Mat Collishaw's bew room-sized 3D printed zoetrope blends 19th-century ideas with 21st-century tech

Apr.22, 2017 - Renowned UK artist Mat Collishaw is broadening his horizons with a new 3D printed zoetrope. 'The Centrifugal Soul' is a room-size piece covered in 3D printed birds and flowers, currently on display at Blain|Southern in London. Cut into 18 frames and spinning at 60 rotations per minute, the one-second loop appears to come magically to life. More

Adafruit 3D prints amazing flexible Lego strips that stick to any glass surface

Apr.22, 2017 - Adafuit has used 3D printing to make bases for building with Lego bricks. The flexible strips are printed using heated Ninjaflex filament, which gives them a smooth bottom that will cling tightly to glass surfaces, and the upper part of the strip allows for strong connection to any type of Lego brick More

Korean government to incentivize 3D printing, robotics, AI in healthcare

Apr.21, 2017 - The South Korean government has announced the establishment of a new evaluations system for the use of medical devices. It is taking measures to ensure that newer, innovative technologies like 3D printing or robotics will be particularly incentivized. More

3D printing could help 27-year-old Chinese woman grow a new face

Apr.21, 2017 - A 27-year-old woman from Shanghai is set to undergo a one-year facial reconstruction process after losing much of her face to infection as a child, according to sources in China. 3D printing will be used to create guides for the new facial features. More

3D printed Cora Ball aims to stop water pollution caused by laundry microfibers

Apr.21, 2017 - The Rozalia Project has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a remarkably simple product that could have a real impact on the state of our oceans. Made with the help of 3D printing, the Cora Ball is designed to catch microfibers that are shed from our clothes in the washing machine. More

Johnson and Johnson introduces new surgical tools including 3D printed bone technology from TRS

Apr.20, 2017 - De Puy Synthes, which is part of the Johnson and Johnson family, has acquired 3D printed bone technology from Tissue Regeneration Systems. This will complement of a new range of medical devices and solutions that Johnson and Johnson will be introducing to the market, including surgical guides and implants. More

MAN Diesel & Turbo 3D prints serial production gas turbine components

Apr.20, 2017 - German engine provider MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced it is now 3D printing metal components for its gas turbines. The company claims it is the first manufacturer in the world to integrate metal 3D printed parts 'not only for test runs, but also for serial production.' More

This stunning stained glass window was made using 3D printing technology

Apr.20, 2017 - Last year, Toronto-based 3D printing and rapid prototyping service Custom Prototypes amazed us with a stunning 3D printed replica of Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night. Now, it has come through yet again with an equally impressive artistic project: a 3D printed, 100% plastic stained glass window. More

Renault's RS 2027 Vision F1 concept car has a 3D printed cockpit

Apr.20, 2017 - French automaker Renault has used this week's Auto Shanghai event in China to showcase the R.S. 2027 Vision, a concept for a future Formula 1 car. The entire cockpit of the car is 3D printed. More

Oracle uses Carbon's CLIP technology to 3D print thousands of end-use server brackets in days

Apr.20, 2017 - Oracle Labs, the R&D unit of computer tech corporation Oracle, has enlisted the help of 3D printing company Carbon to help it design and 3D print a high volume of an end-use bracket for its new research server. According to Oracle, only Carbon's CLIP technology was suited for the task. More

Gulliver's Gate: a mini 3D printed world opens in NYC Times Square

Apr.19, 2017 - On May 9, New York City's Times Square will officially open the doors of its newest attraction. Called Gulliver's Gate, the new exhibition consists of a $40 million miniature model of many of the world's landmarks and countries. The amazing model combines traditional model making with technologies such as 3D printing. More

MUSC researchers 3D print model of intracranial artery to standardize vessel-wall MRI scans

Apr.19, 2017 - Medical researchers have 3D printed a highly accurate replica of an intracranial artery. This 'phantom' model can help to standardize global protocols for high-resolution MRI scanning, which will further research and treatment of ICAD, the leading cause of strokes worldwide. More

NASA develops 3D printed 'space fabrics' for spacesuits, shields, more

Apr.19, 2017 - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has unveiled its latest 3D printing development: metallic 'space fabrics.' The 3D printed metal fabrics, which are strong, foldable, reflective, and highly heat resistant, could be used to create astronaut spacesuits or shields and insulation for spacecraft. More

Etihad & Diehl Aerosystems cut costs by 30% with serial-produced 3D printed cabin part

Apr.19, 2017 - Etihad Airways Engineering has signed an agreement with Diehl Aerosystems to design, manufacture, and install an inflight entertainment (IFE) cover plate, its first serial-produced 3D printed plastic part for an aircraft cabin. More

Polish students design eco-friendly 3D printed shoes & customization app

Apr.19, 2017 - Two design students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw have designed and crafted a line of customizable 3D printed shoes. The shoes, which are made from eco-friendly materials and can be customized by the wearer through an app, were prototyped and 3D printed using ZMorph's Multitool 3D printer. More

Solar Turbines improves 3D printed gas turbines with Sigma Labs quality assurance software

Apr.19, 2017 - 3D printing just got a little greener upon the signing of a new contract between Sigma Labs and California turbine producer Solar Turbines. The deal will see Sigma Labs, a leading player in 3D printing quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D brand, help in the production of Solar Turbines' gas turbines. More

Giant 3D printed '(Ultra) Light Network' installation dazzles iLight festival-goers in Singapore

Apr.18, 2017 - Felix Raspall and Carlos Banon, architecture professors from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), have premiered a new 3D printed light installation at the iLight Marina Bay festival in Singapore. Spanning 10 meters, '(Ultra) Light Network' stands as a tetrahedral mesh sculpture unlike any architecture you've ever seen before. More

3D printed vagina artist Megumi Igarashi fined ¥400K after ‘obscenity’ charges upheld by Tokyo High Court

Apr.18, 2017 - The case of Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokdenashi-ko (Good-for-nothing-girl), has had a recent update as the Tokyo High Court upheld a lower court's decision to charge her with obscenity for the distribution of 3D scanned models of her vagina. The controversial artist has been ordered to pay a fine of ¥400K. More

GE Healthcare could soon turn CT scans into 3D printed medical models with 'click of a button'

Apr.18, 2017 - Engineers at GE Healthcare are working towards a future in which 3D printed medical models can be made 'with the click of a button.' The company is currently exploring whether it could send CT scan data straight to a 3D printer, cutting out several intermediate conversion stages. More

Cedars-Sinai team 3D prints heel models to test effectiveness of CMT surgical treatments

Apr.18, 2017 - A team of investigators from the Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles have used a series of 3D printed models to prove that existing procedures for treating Charcot-Marie-Tooth heel deformities are in need of improvement, as they do not sufficiently correct the problem. More

Femtosatellite launcher 3D printed in space after winning ISS Design Challenge

Apr.18, 2017 - A 3D printable satellite launcher, the winner of last year's International Space Station (ISS) Design Challenge, has been 3D printed in space. The device was designed by California engineer Andy Filo and selected for the top prize by Mouser Electronics Inc. and MythBusters' Grant Imahara. More

Swansea University researchers wrapped up in wound-monitoring 3D printed 'smart bandages'

Apr.17, 2017 - Researchers at Swansea University in the UK are developing 3D printed 'smart bandages' that can precisely monitor the healing of a wound. The bandages would use 5G data to transfer information about a wound to computers or other smart devices. More

Could skyscrapers of the future 3D print their own apartments?

Apr.17, 2017 - Malaysian architecture student Haseef Rafiei has come up with a radical idea for futuristic housing: a 'vending machine' skyscraper that 3D prints its own dwellings. Rafiei's Pod Skyscraper design received an honorable mention at the 2017 eVolo Skyscraper Competition. More

University of Minnesota's 3D bioprinted tissue patch could help repair damaged heart cells

Apr.17, 2017 - A team of biomedical researchers from the University of Minnesota have developed a 3D bioprinted patch that could help to heal heart tissue after a heart attack. The breakthrough process was recently published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation Research. More

Instructable for a 3D printed Deadpool Bubble Breezer that will blow you away

Apr.16, 2017 - A 3D printing hobbyist and comics enthusiast has come up with a new project combining his two passions. Having already produced items such as a Deadpool themed knife block, Britt Michelsen has now released the instructions for making his Deadpool Bubble Breezer. The Instructable page for the novelty bubble toy will teach you a thing or two about amateur 3D printing, and hopefully make you laugh at the same time More

University of Helsinki researchers 3D print microreactor to speed up chemical analyses

Apr.14, 2017 - A team of researchers from the University of Helsinki in Finland have created a 3D printed microreactor device that has helped them to study chemical reactions more efficiently and to improve their research process. More

Liebherr-Aerospace has first 3D printed aircraft component flown on Airbus A380

Apr.14, 2017 - Airbus has successfully flown a 3D printed spoiler actuator valve block made by Liebherr-Aerospace. Liebherr says the part, flown on an Airbus A380 passenger airliner test flight, is the first 3D printed primary flight control hydraulic component flown on an Airbus aircraft. More

Belgium's Miam Factory is making flawless 3D printed chocolates

Apr.14, 2017 - Belgium-based startup Miam Factory, a spinoff of the University of Liege's Smart Gastronomy Lab, has been turning out some spectacular 3D printed chocolates. From making traditional Easter prints, to edible beer bottles, Miam Factory is at the forefront of chocolate 3D printing. More

OhmniLabs' new 3D printed Ohmni robot helps families stay connected

Apr.13, 2017 - Robotics startup company OhmniLabs has launched an Indiegogo campaign for Ohmni, a new 3D printed robot. It is designed to be an easy-to-use telepresence solution, allowing people in different parts of the world to stay connected with their loved ones and participate in household tasks together More

isodo3D 3D prints replicas of Falcon Trophy for Abu Dhabi Pro-Am golf tournament

Apr.13, 2017 - IMG Golf and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council recently enlisted the help of UK-based 3D printing solutions supplier isodo3D to 3D print replica trophies for its Pro-Am tournament. The 3D printed trophies were based on the iconic Falcon Trophy designed by Edward Asprey. More

Hochscule Coburg's 3D printed 'TOXIC' racer is powered by a single drill

Apr.13, 2017 - A team of students from a German university have built a single-person racing vehicle using 3D printing technologies. The impressive racer, called 'TOXIC,' is powered by a single cordless, electric drill—the kind you might find in your own tool kit. More

BeeHex partners with Cali'flour for 3D printed vegan pizza crust

Apr.13, 2017 - BeeHex, a 3D printed pizza specialist that was once affiliated with NASA, is collaborating with cauliflower pizza crust company Cali'Flour to develop a 3D printed vegan pizza crust. The companies recently demonstrated the 3D printing process at a sold-out event in Columbus, Ohio. More

3D printing news ICYMI: Organovo's new CEO, Wiivv's breaks record, Protolabs settles with Ico Products, more

Apr.12, 2017 - Here's another summary of some smaller 3D printing news items that may have passed you by recently. Organovo has announced a new CEO, Wiiv Wearables has broken a 3D printing record on Kickstarter, and much more besides, in a typically busy week for the 3D printing industry. More

Cambodian startup ARC Hub PNH 3D prints prosthetic hands for landmine victims

Apr.12, 2017 - ARC Hub PNH, Cambodia's first and only 3D printing company has partnered with the Victoria Hand Project (a Canadian 3D printed prosthetic NGO) to create and deploy twenty-five 3D printed prosthetics, each of which has gone to a survivor of a landmine explosion. More

Realistic 'Mikoto' 3D printed medical training robot developed in Tottori, Japan

Apr.12, 2017 - Tmsuk R&D Inc., a medical venture firm based in Tottori Prefecture, Japan, has teamed up with the Tottori University Hospital to create what could very well be the future of medical simulations: a 3D printed robot named Mikoto. More

Indian jewelry brand Isharya unveils ‘Infinite Petals’ 3D printed jewelry collection

Apr.12, 2017 - Indian fashion jewelry brand Isharya has announced its first foray into 3D printed jewelry with the launch of its latest collection: Infinite Petals. The additively manufactured accessories are being unveiled today at the brand’s Summer Edit event in Mumbai. More

University of Michigan medical residents use 3D printed surgical models to practice reconstructive cartilage grafting

Apr.12, 2017 - Residents from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor have been using 3D printed surgical models and training tools to practice and hone their surgical skills in a hands-on way. The practice has reduced the need for human cadavers. More

Sperm cells fitted with 3D printed tubes to fight gynaecological cancer

Apr.11, 2017 - A team of researchers in Germany have devised an ingenious new way to deliver anti-cancer drugs into the female reproductive system. Fitting sperm cells with 3D printed tubes, which are then coated with metal, allows the sperm to be magnetically guided to the correct cells. More

HELIOS Klinikum's 3D printed titanium hip implant ends 40 years of pain for dysplasia patient

Apr.11, 2017 - Orthopedic surgeons at the HELIOS Klinikum Hildesheim in Germany have made a 3D printed hip implant for a 40-year-old Cypriot woman whose congenital malformation of the hips had given her constant pain throughout her life. More

Alexis Walsh's new APEX COAT merges 3D printed design with handcrafting techniques

Apr.11, 2017 - Up-and-coming fashion designer Alexis Walsh, who specializes in 3D printed fashion, has unveiled her latest garment: the APEX COAT. Made in collaboration with designer Justin Hattendorf, the garment features beautiful 3D printed embellishments. More

Norsk Titanium 3D prints first FAA-approved structural titanium components for Boeing Dreamliner

Apr.10, 2017 - Norsk Titanium 3D prints first FAA-approved structural titanium components for Boeing Dreamliner. Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be First Commercial Airplane to Fly with Certified Additive-Manufactured Titanium Parts in Structural Applications. More

3-year-old secretary bird sports e-NABLE's first 3D printed prosthetic bird leg

Apr.10, 2017 - One very lucky bird in Northwestern Germany is the owner of a new 3D printed prosthetic limb thanks to e-NABLE associate Lars Thalmann. Sockchen is a three-year-old Secretary bird, an African species with a crane-like shape, who resides in the Walsrode sanctuary. More

Apples vs arthritis: Spanish researchers fight diseases with 3D bioprinting material made from food waste

Apr.10, 2017 - Researchers from the Centre for Biomedical Technology at Universidad Polit'cnica de Madrid (CTB-UPM) and the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) have turned apple waste into a biocompatible, 3D printable material that could be used to combat osteoporosis, arthritis, and osteoarthritis. More

3D printed device turns your phone into sperm testing kit for male infertility

Apr.10, 2017 - Researchers have designed a new portable device that can be used to test sperm samples. People with fertility issues can simply attach the 3D printed device to their smartphone and download an app, which will analyse a video of the sperm and determine several important factors to a high degree of accuracy. More

Look inside PassivDom's $32K mobile house that can be 3D printed in 8 hours

Apr.10, 2017 - Ukrainian 3D printing construction company PassivDom is now taking preorders for its self-powered home that can be 3D printed in just eight hours. The compact house, which costs $32,000 and can be built anywhere, relies on solar energy. More

Huggable 3D printed soft robots could transform Disney theme parks, new patent suggests

Apr.10, 2017 - Disney has filed a patent for a 3D printed soft body robot that is suitable for 'physical interaction with humans.' The patent says that Disney has already built a small, human-like prototype based on a popular Disney character. More

European Defence Agency study will explore impact of 3D printing for defense

Apr.10, 2017 - The EDA is launching a project to explore the potential impact of 3D printing in the defense industry. Entitled 'Additive Manufacturing Feasibility Study & Technology Demonstration,' the project is being undertaken in partnership with Fundacion Prodintec and MBDA FR. More

3D printed bot burns every Trump tweet, gets away with it

Apr.9, 2017 - Meet the 3D printed robot that's anonymously doing everyone's bidding. Known solely through its Twitter account 'Burned Your Tweet,' this feisty little bot has one job: printing President Donald Trump's tweets, burning them, and tweeting photographic evidence back to the president with the message '@RealDonaldTrump I burned your tweet.' More

Zero Terminal Raspberry Pi device is a DIY handheld Linux PC in a 3D printed case

Apr.9, 2017 - A new Raspberry device has been built with a specially designed 3D printed case. Known as the Zero Terminal, the portable computer was made by a hobbyist looking to create the perfect handheld Linux device. It has a number of useful features, including easy wi-fi connection and a HDMI out port More

2017 OZY Genius Award granted to maker of 3D printed prosthetic socket

Apr.8, 2017 - A 2017 OZY Genius Award has been granted to Claudine Humure of Wheaton College, for her 3D printed adjustable prosthetic socket. The prestigious award, funded by OZY Media, aims to support and celebrate the next Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey, or Mark Zuckerberg, granting up to $10,000 for the outstanding innovations of 10 college students. More

UC San Diego Students 3D print satellite for lunar orbit via NASA's Cube Quest Challenge

Apr.7, 2017 - We may soon see the first satellite built by students to orbit the moon. An ambitious team of undergraduates from Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) at University of California San Diego (UCSD) have officially set their sights on NASA's Cube Quest Challenge. And in what should come as no surprise to some, 3D printing featured heavily in the construction of this underdog satellite. More

McLaren adds 3D printed parts to MCL32 2017 F1 car, trials Stratasys 'pit stop 3D printer'

Apr.7, 2017 - After partnering with 3D Printing giant Stratasys in January, Formula 1 car manufacturer McLaren Racing has announced that its 2017 MCL32 race car features 3D printed components, including a hydraulic line bracket, brake cooling ducts, and a rear wing flap made with a 3D printed mold. More

New Adidas Futurecraft 4D shoe developed in collab with 3D printing innovator Carbon

Apr.7, 2017 - California 3D printer manufacturer Carbon (Carbon3D) has teamed with German sportswear giant Adidas to create a new 3D printed shoe. The companies will use Carbon's Digital Light Synthesis technique to create more than 100,000 pairs of Adidas' Futurecraft 4D shoe before 2019. More

UK steel company William Cook saves 200 local jobs by investing £6M in 3D printing & precision foundry

Apr.6, 2017 - William Cook Cast Products, a casting company based in Sheffield, UK, has invested £6 million ($7.5M) in new technology, including a huge 3D printer, in an effort to keep its business alive. The company says it is the 'last throw of the dice' following a decline in demand for British steel. More

Australian raises $33K to ship 3D printed 'Kinetic Finger' & other prosthetics to kids worldwide

Apr.6, 2017 - Mat Bowtell, an engineer and father from Melbourne, has been 3D printing prosthetic hands and fingers for children around the world, all for no cost. Bowtell, who has been making 3D printed assistive devices for over two years now, even designed his own 3D printable 'Kinetic Finger,' a functional prosthetic for partial finger amputees. More

Arlington bioengineer awarded $211K NIH grant to develop 3D printed blood vessels for children

Apr.6, 2017 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a a $211,000 R21 grant to an engineer at the University of Texas at Arlington. The money will allow Yi Hong and his partner Guohao Dai to develop 3D printable materials for creating new blood vessels for children with vascular defects. More

Northwell Health's amphibious 3D printed leg prosthesis 'The Fin' helps veteran swim again

Apr.6, 2017 - New York-based healthcare provider Northwell Health has provided Marine Corps veteran Dan Lasko with what could be the world's first 3D printed amphibious prosthetic leg. 'The Fin' allows amputees like Lasko to both walk and swim without switching prostheses. More

Zaha Hadid Architects display stunning 3D printed 'Thallus' structure at Milan Design Week 2017

Apr.6, 2017 - Milan Design Week 2017, an event that highlights the newest and best in international design, kicked off this week in the Italian city. One piece that has grabbed our attention is a stunning installation, designed and 3D printed by one of our favorite architecture firms: Zaha Hadid Architects. More

Cleveland Indians baseball star Corey Kluber dons 3D printed New Balance cleats in MLB first

Apr.5, 2017 - Sportswear company New Balance recently used 3D printing to design a new pair of cleats for Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber. The shoes had special plates installed in them that were 3D printed based on data gathered about the player's pitching stance. More

Italian drone company Soleon uses 3D printing to improve battery life of crop dusting UAV

Apr.5, 2017 - Italian drone company Soleon has been using 3D printing to reduce the weight of drone components, improving the efficiency of its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). One of its latest products, SoleonAgro, is an agricultural pest control drone with a laser sintered polyamide body. More

Is Chowbotics' $30K salad-making robot the future of food prep?

Apr.5, 2017 - Not sure what to have for lunch? How about a salad, expertly assembled and tossed by a robot named Sally? The food-making robot, developed by 'robots for restaurants' startup Chowbotics, is the latest in automated cuisine coming out of Silicon Valley. More

Aerojet Rocketdyne tests largest 3D printed rocket engine part made of copper

Apr.4, 2017 - Aerojet Rocketdyne's engineering team has completed the hot-fire testing of what it says is the largest 3D printed copper part for a rocket engine. The part was made from a copper alloy using laser sintering, and offers many benefits over the aluminum part that it is replacing. More

Lockheed Martin embraces 3D printing & VR to boost Air Force missile contract chances

Apr.4, 2017 - Defense company Lockheed Martin is planning to use 3D printing and virtual reality (VR) to lower the cost of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) which it could soon supply to the U.S. Air Force. The company says parts like tubing, routings, bottles, and attachments could all be 3D printed. More

French initiative will 3D print 95 sq m social housing building near Nantes

Apr.4, 2017 - As part of Nantes' CityLab initiative, the University of Nantes will be 3D printing a 95m2 social housing structure in the La Bottiere district. The 3D printed building will be constructed using the university's patented BatiPrint3D technology. More

3D printed MucoJet device could make vaccinations needle free in next 5-10 yrs

Apr.4, 2017 - A team of researchers from UC Berkeley has developed a potentially game-changing vaccine administering device called MucoJet. The tiny device, which is made with the help of 3D printing, allows users to easily administer a vaccination without the need for needles. More

Injured pet guinea pig gets moving with tiny 3D printed wheelchair

Apr.3, 2017 - A touching story has come out of Ohio, where Luna, an injured pet guinea pig, was given a tiny 3D printed wheelchair to help it get around. The wheelchair was 3D printed by a teacher and students from the Lorain County Joint Vocational School. More

Santa Monica restaurant Mélisse reinvents classic French onion soup with 3D printed twist

Apr.3, 2017 - Santa Monica based restaurant Melisse has started serving an updated French Onion soup that features a tasty-looking 3D printed crouton. The crouton is 3D printed in a perforated cubic structure and is made out of an onion-flavored powder. More

3D printed steering wheel could guide University of Alberta eco-cars to victory at Shell Eco-Marathon

Apr.3, 2017 - Students from Canada's University of Alberta will drive two partially 3D printed eco-cars at the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas competition in Detroit later this month. The cars, named Alice and Sofie, both have 3D printed steering wheels with touch screens. More

3D printed 'coral prosthetics' could save Great Barrier Reef

Apr.3, 2017 - Researchers at the University of Sydney are using 3D printing to create 'coral prosthetics,' artificial structures that can support unhealthy sections of the Great Barrier Reef. Overheated and acidic seawater has damaged and bleached large sections of the huge coral reef system. More

3D printed Sentinel robot could increase traffic safety for police officers

Apr.2, 2017 - Two students at Duke University have designed a 3D printed robot to help police officers carry out routine traffic stops. 'Sentinel,' as the robot has been named, was created by Chris Reyes and Vaibhav Tadepalli in response to several violent altercations between police and motorists. More

Make your own 'super satisfying' 3D printed twist containers with Make Anything's Devin Montes

Apr.1, 2017 - Devin Montes, the 3D designer behind the Make Anything YouTube channel, has designed a set of 3D printed 'Super Satisfying Twist Containers' that can be downloaded for free and used to store small objects. Montes has also published a video tutorial covering how to make your own containers. More

UAE's Strata to build new 'Factory of the Future' for 3D printed aircraft parts

Mar.31, 2017 - Strata Manufacturing has announced plans to establish a second manufacturing facility at the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park in Abu Dhabi. The new facility, called Strata 2.0, will be built as a 'Factory of the Future' and will feature many advanced manufacturing technologies and solutions, including 3D printing. More

'Ring Stacking Method' fights heart disease: 3D printed guides used to make customized blood vessels

Mar.31, 2017 - Researchers at Wayne State University in Detroit have developed a 3D printing method for creating customizable blood vessels. The Ring Stacking Method could lead to new and improved ways of treating coronary artery disease. More

Australian woman smiles again thanks to 3D printed jawbone implant

Mar.30, 2017 - A team of Australian surgeons has successfully implanted a 3D printed maxilla jaw bone into a patient. The patient in question, Susie Robinson, suffered severe injuries to her face after a car accident, and only now, after many years of operations and treatments, can she smile again as she once did. More

3D printing helps blind Brazilian couple to feel their unborn child

Mar.29, 2017 - A visually impaired couple from Sao Paulo in Brazil have been given the opportunity to see their unborn child thanks to 3D printing technologies and a high-tech ultrasound imaging system. More

3D printed Italian Volt 'Lacama' motorcycle goes from 0 to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds

Mar.29, 2017 - Milan-based motorcycle company Italian Volt has developed a customizable electric motorcycle with 3D printed bodywork, frame, and swing arm. The Lacama goes from zero to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds, uses Brembo brakes and Ohlins suspension, and can be charged in just 40 minutes. More

BMW combines 3D printing & virtual reality to streamline vehicle design

Mar.29, 2017 - German auto manufacturer BMW, no stranger to 3D printing technologies, has announced its intention to combine additive manufacturing and virtual reality to help streamline and reduce the costs of its design processes. More

Nikita Replyanski's musical 3D printed prosthetic arms turn heads at Moscow fashion week

Mar.29, 2017 - Earlier this month, Moscow's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week showcased some spectacular 3D printed prosthetic arms made by designer Nikita Replyanski and Russian prosthesis manufacturer Motorica. The 3D printed prostheses, inspired by robots and butterflies, were made using Autodesk Fusion 360. More

Siemens, UAE's Strata and Etihad Airways unveil first ever 3D printed aircraft interior part

Mar.28, 2017 - Siemens, Strata, and Etihad Airways Engineering are moving briskly along with their plans for the first ever 3D printed aircraft interior. The three-way partnership has unveiled its first major accomplishment in the project: a 3D printed plastic frame surrounding the media screens on Etihad Airways aircrafts. More

Mecuris NexStep: the world's first CE-certified 3D printed foot prosthetic

Mar.28, 2017 - Mecuris, a Munich-based manufacturer of bespoke 3D printed prosthetics, announced that it has shipped and delivered the world's first CE-certified 3D printed prosthetic feet. The prosthetic in question, called 'NexStep,' has been in development for some time, and with the CE mark it is now ready for market. More

3D printing used to restore world's only 1914 Delage Type-S grand prix car

Mar.27, 2017 - Grant Cowie, an engineer and pre-war motorcar specialist from Australia, has used 3D printing to restore a 103-year-old grand prix car. The vehicle, whose engine was recreated using a 3D printed sand mold, is the only surviving 1914 Delage Type-S in the world. More

BAE Systems speeding up aircraft with falcon-inspired 3D printed feathers

Mar.27, 2017 - Inspired by the physiology of the peregrine falcon, researchers at British defense company BAE Systems and City, University of London have developed 3D printed 'sensory feathers' and other new aircraft technologies that could be applied to real aircraft within the next 20 years. More

NASA's tiny 3D printed PUFFER robot could be the ultimate Mars rover sidekick

Mar.27, 2017 - NASA is developing a tiny 3D printed robot inspired by origami that is destined to accompany rovers in space. PUFFER (Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot) is capable of climbing and crawling over many types of terrain, as it can flatten itself, tuck its wheels in, and even lift itself up with its tail. More

Rave like Iron Man with the 3D printed Arc Reactor Orbit

Mar.27, 2017 - A group of enterprising young ravers from San Francisco have 3D printed a Tony Stark-inspired Arc Reactor Orbit. Perfect for creating your own light show on the dance floor, this one-of-a-kind orbit houses up to 8 LED lights, and can also be worn around your neck so you can 'walk the floor as Iron Man.' More

Adam Savage investigates the 3D printed robot skeleton of Ghost in the Shell in new web episode

Mar.26, 2017 - Ex-Mythbusters TV personality Adam Savage has gone behind the scenes of the highly anticipated blockbuster Ghost in the Shell, adapted from the original Japanese manga and the 1995 anime film. In the newest installment of Savage's web series Tested, the designer paid a visit to New Zealand's Weta Workshop, the practical effects studio behind Ghost in the Shell, where he got an exclusive sneak peak of the film's acclaimed props, models, and effects. More

Fisher Price uses 3D printing to help design newly released Batman BatBot Xtreme toy

Mar.26, 2017 - Fisher Price's toy design process uses 3D printed prototypes to explore various physical features of the toy before manufacturing. Its latest Batman-themed product, the Batbot Xtreme, was perfected using virtual reality- uploading the 3D design into a virtual environment for designers to test out More

3D printing news ICYMI: 2017 Hackaday Prize, Formlabs Form 1+ discontinued, Formide cloud solution, more

Mar.25, 2017 - In a week that saw a large number of dental 3D printing innovations showcased at IDS 2017, there was also additive manufacturing news from the U.S. Navy, SLA pioneer Formlabs, beloved tech website Hackaday, and others. Here's a quick roundup. More

LPW case study: The effects of gaseous corruption on 3D printed metal objects

Mar.25, 2017 - LPW Technology has released the results of an investigation it conducted into gaseous corruption of 3D printed metal objects. It suggests that, regardless of the method used, oxygen impurities in the final product can build up with repeated uses of a 3D printer, leading to imperfections in the material qualities. More

3D printed robo-fruit packed with sensors can test for freshness

Mar.24, 2017 - A new project by researchers in Switzerland will enable the freshness of large amounts of fruit to be determined more easily. Their 3D printed robo-fruits mimic the average physical characteristics of a particular fruit and are fitted with a temperature sensor, to give a more accurate reading than would otherwise be available More

3Ders interview with John Robertson, 3D printed jewelry extraordinaire & creative director of VerticesEdge

Mar.24, 2017 - With over 20 years of experience in digital 3D design, John Robertson is one of the most qualified individuals in the business. The multidisciplinary designer recently spoke with 3Ders about the state of 3D printing, 3D design, and his exciting new jewelry brand, VerticesEdge. More

Supreme Court ruling on cheerleader uniform copyright case could pose challenges for 3D printing community

Mar.24, 2017 - A new U.S. Supreme Court decision surrounding copyright laws that could impact the 3D printing industry has come from a seemingly unlikely case. The case, which started gaining attention a couple years ago, had to do with whether cheerleader uniform designs should be copyright protected. More

Color-changing 3D printed robot skin developed at MIT

Mar.24, 2017 - MIT researchers are developing 3D printed 'skin' for robots that changes color upon receiving physical stimuli. The technology was inspired by the golden tortoise beetle, or 'goldbug,' an insect whose golden exterior turns red when prodded. More

Promising start for Wiivv's 3D printed sandal Kickstarter

Mar.24, 2017 - 3D printed shoe brand Wiivv is gearing up for warmer weather with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for its innovative custom-fit sandals, made using 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies. Backers can get their hands on a pair of bespoke flip flops starting at $70. More

UK cancer patient receives new jaw thanks to 3D printing

Mar.23, 2017 - A British man's jaw has been completely reconstructed with the help of 3D printing. The radiotherapy that was used to treat his throat cancer caused his jawbone to disintegrate. A 3D printed mold was made, and the missing jawbone was successfully replaced with bone from his leg. More

3D printed MAT(T)ISSE bio-prosthesis could revolutionize breast reconstruction surgery

Mar.23, 2017 - An innovative method for using 3D printed tissue-like lattice structures to reconstruct breast tissue for breast cancer survivors has been awarded the Theophile-Legrand first prize in France. The project, called MAT(T)ISSE, was pioneered by Julien Payen and Pierre-Marie Danze. More

Jamiroquai's Jay Kay dons light-up 3D printed headpiece in Automaton music video

Mar.23, 2017 - Jamiroquai fans will already be familiar with the British band's latest track, Automaton, which dropped in January. What fans might not know is that the light-up headpiece worn by frontman Jay Kay in the song's impressive music video was actually 3D printed. More

Researchers in Sweden induce 3D bioprinted human cartilage cells to live and grow inside mice

Mar.23, 2017 - Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska Academy, both located in Gothenburg, Sweden, have used 3D bioprinting to induce living human cartilage cells to develop and grow in an animal. The breakthrough could be a step towards 3D printed body parts. More

3D printed orthoses could help out children with cerebral palsy

Mar.22, 2017 - A new method has been developed to make body braces for children suffering from cerebral palsy, thanks to the work of parents whose son succumbed to the disease. Making use of 3D printing and 3D scanning, their method provides braces that are a much better fit, and will drastically cut wait times. More

Canada Makes, FusiA, MDA partner to 3D print metal satellite parts

Mar.22, 2017 - Canada Makes has teamed up with FusiA Impression 3D Metal Inc., and MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) to 3D print a part that will be launched into space this year. Canada Makes provided much of the funding for the project through its Metal Additive Demonstration program, while MDA designed the part and FusiA took charge of 3D printing it. More

3D printed robot hands could gain sense of touch with biomimetic forebrains

Mar.22, 2017 - A team of researchers from the University of Bristol in the UK are working on the development of a biomimetic forebrain that can be installed in 3D printed robot hands to increase their manipulation skills and applications. More

3D printed rocket launch startup Rocket Lab raises $75M in Series D round

Mar.22, 2017 - Rocket Lab, a Los Angeles- and New Zealand-based startup whose rocket boosters use 3D printed engines, has raised $75 million in a Series D financing round. The money will be used to expand manufacturing facilities for the Electron launch vehicle. More

Under Armour's $300 3D printed Futurist sneakers available March 30

Mar.22, 2017 - Under Armour has previewed its newest 3D printed shoes, dubbed the 'Under Armour Futurist.' The shoes, which will retail for $300 a pair, are expected to hit the market on March 30, 2017 in a very limited release. More

3D printing inspires UC Davis prof to tackle tricky 'moving sofa problem'

Mar.22, 2017 - Dan Romik, a UC Davis mathematics professor, has turned to 3D printing to help advance the problem of the moving sofa, which has stumped researchers for over half a century. More

Meet Firefly: the world's first 3D printed, tablet-powered smart mirror

Mar.21, 2017 - A group of University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) students and alumni have created the world's first tablet-powered smart mirror. The Firefly Smart Mirror, chiefly comprised of a 3D printed backing which fits an Android or iOS tablet, comes equipped with voice and gesture control, facial recognition, push notifications, and tons of apps. More

Divergent 3D and SLM Solutions partner to scale up Divergent Manufacturing Platform for 3D printed cars

Mar.21, 2017 - Divergent 3D, the company behind the amazing Blade 3D printed supercar, has signed a Strategic Development Partnership with German metal 3D printer manufacturer SLM Solutions Group. More

'Envision the Future' challenge invites makers to design 3D printed tools for the visually impaired

Mar.20, 2017 - MatterHackers and have teamed up again to launch their latest design competition, this time for 3D printed assistive devices and learning tools for the visually impaired. 'Envision the Future' is inviting makers of all ages to put their design and 3D printing chops towards a good cause. More

Natural Dental Implants presents cost-cutting 3D printed REPLICATE Tooth at IDS 2017

Mar.20, 2017 - Natural Dental Implants AG has unveiled a 3D printed version of its REPLICATE Tooth system at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany. The company currently has a prototype of the 3D printed tooth implant and plans to begin extensive testing on it this year. More

3D printed liquid battery could power (and cool) future computers

Mar.20, 2017 - Scientists at IBM Research Zurich and ETH Zurich in Switzerland have used 3D printing to build a tiny redox flow battery that can power computer chips while cooling them at the same time. The 3D printed liquid battery is just 1.5 millimeters thick. More

DuBox to showcase UAE's first 3D printed concrete structure at GMIS 2017

Mar.20, 2017 - The United Arab Emirates, which is aiming to become a world leader in the field of 3D printed construction, has announced an exciting step in realizing that goal: UAE-based construction company DuBox has unveiled the country's first locally 3D printed concrete element. More

E3D makes 3D printed molds for composite parts using its new soluble filament

Mar.19, 2017 - E3D has developed a filament, Scaffold, that can be completely dissolved in water. It has been experimenting with Scaffold, 3D printed molds, and composite materials, to produce all sorts of impressive parts. More

3D printed single cylinder engine runs on balloon power

Mar.19, 2017 - A hobbyist has 3D produced an engine that can be powered by an inflated balloon, or even by directly blowing into a valve. He used an Ultimaker 3 to print the device, and his designs, which were created on AutoDesk Fusion 360, are available for free download. More

Watch Michael Fassbender get 3D printed in new Alien: Covenant teaser

Mar.18, 2017 - AI corporation Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has taken a leading role in the next installment of the Alien franchise. In a stroke of brilliant marketing, the new Meet Walter teaser for the upcoming Alien: Covenant film highlights both Michael Fassbender's leading role and AMD's growing stakes in the 3D printing industry. More

3D printed modifications for Oculus Rift Touch controller are now possible

Mar.17, 2017 - Oculus has published the 3D designs for its Touch controllers online. This will allow users with the expertise to 3D print their own modifications for the controllers, as well as potentially create their own devices and accessories, with a wide range of different uses More

Materialise 3D prints detailed scale model of New Albert Heijn distribution center

Mar.17, 2017 - Materialise has successfully 3D printed a highly detailed scale model of a warehouse run by Dutch logistics company Vanderlande. The building is the national distribution center for supermarket chain Albert Heijn in the Netherlands, and Vanderlande will be using the 3D model to demonstrate its new automated layout More

CeramicSpeed launches $1,700 3D printed hollow Titanium Oversized Pulley Wheels

Mar.17, 2017 - Danish bike company CeramicSpeed has just gone public with its newest luxury bike part. Created in collaboration with custom frame builder Mosaic Cycles and high-end wheel manufacturer ENVE, the new 3D printed hollow Titanium Oversized Pulley Wheels left cycling fans salivating at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this weekend. More

Arizona State 3D prints Psyche asteroid model in preparation for NASA mission

Mar.16, 2017 - Researchers at Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) have made a 3D printed model of Psyche, an asteroid roughly the size of Massachusetts. NASA will send a spacecraft to the asteroid in 2023, and SESE has received funding to carry out essential research. More

Amazing 3D printed butterfly dress sure to wow Vancouver Fashion Week attendees

Mar.16, 2017 - Vancouver Fashion Week is coming up and attendees can expect to see at least one piece of 3D printed fashion there. Up-and-coming Australian designer Charne Esterhuizen will debut her stunning 3D printed butterfly dress, made up of nearly 150 rubber 3D printed butterflies. More

French optician now offering customized 3D printed frames by Glass'yourself

Mar.16, 2017 - French optician Optique du Ferrain has joined the ranks of several eyewear shops around the globe that are offering customized 3D printed frames. The Neuville-en-Ferrain-based shop is the first optician to collaborate with Glass'yourself, a Mouvaux-based 3D printed glasses startup. More

Deutsche Bahn calls on suppliers to get on board with 3D printing

Mar.15, 2017 - Deutsche Bahn (DB), a German railway company that generates yearly revenue of almost 40 billion euros, used the Additive Manufacturing Forum Berlin 2017 to encourage suppliers to adopt additive manufacturing technology, which can reduce delivery times and inventory costs for spare parts. More

PERK: 3D printed pour over coffee machine launches on Kickstarter

Mar.15, 2017 - Maker Jakub Svec is launching PERK, a fully automated pour over coffee machine, via a Kickstarter campaign launching today. Made with the help of 3D printing, the coffee machine is said to rival some of the top 'third wave' coffee shops in the U.S. More

Toronto-based Revo Toys launches new 3D printed fidget spinner on Kickstarter

Mar.14, 2017 - A Toronto-based startup known as Revo Toys has launched a new line of 3D printed fidget spinners. The Revo Spinner is now backable on crowd-funding site Kickstarter, with early bird specials starting at $29 CAD. The hand-held toys are designed to help focus attention, increase creativity and keep fidgeting fingers busy. More

V-MODA launches new 'Remix' 3D printed Bluetooth Speaker and Headphone Amplifier

Mar.14, 2017 - V-MODA, an Italian audio device manufacturer has released its newest product 'Remix', a bluetooth connected speaker and headphone amplifier that can be customized with 3D printed casings and details. The audio device is retailing for $300, with added customization parts ranging from $40 to $370K. More

SXSW features Akinori Goto's stunning 3D printed light sculptures

Mar.14, 2017 - Japanese artist Akinori Goto, who is known for his stunning 3D printed and light-based art installations, has been given a platform at this year's SXSW to display his innovative work. There, Goto will be showcasing an installation called Toki. More

China's funeral parlors are going high tech with 3D printing and robots

Mar.14, 2017 - China's funeral industry has started adopting some high-tech elements, such as 3D printing and robots. 3D printing is being used to manufacture accurate facial reconstructions for corpses, and the robots are being used to decontaminate funeral parlors. More

Rize One 3D printer lets Boston Engineering print prototypes in the office

Mar.13, 2017 - Using a Rize One 3D printer, Massachusetts-based company Boston Engineering has been able to speed up its prototyping process. The company used the Rize 3D printer in its office, rather than a dedicated lab, since the printer requires no post-processing equipment or chemicals. More

Oxford Performance Materials gains European patent for 3D printed bone implants

Mar.13, 2017 - Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM), a leader in high-performance additive manufacturing or HPAM, has made headlines again with a new European patent for its osteo-implants. Privately held OPM announced today that it has officially received a Notice of Decision to Grant a Patent from the European Patent Office. More

Stylish 3D printed T3TRA speakers now on Kickstarter

Mar.13, 2017 - Los Angeles startup Alienology Audio is aiming to bridge the gap between good quality and stylish speakers with its new 3D printed T3TRA speakers. The colorful and compact speakers are being featured in a Kickstarter campaign, which launched last week. More

Is Goodyear's 'Eagle 360 Urban' 3D printed concept tire the future of autonomous driving?

Mar.13, 2017 - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, which has been making tires for over a century, has unveiled its newest concept tire for self-driving cars of the future: the 3D printed Eagle 360 Urban. More

Researchers put 3D printed cheese under the microscope

Mar.13, 2017 - Researchers at University College Cork in Ireland have conducted a series of experiments to understand what happens to cheese when it is 3D printed. They found that the 3D printed cheese turned out softer, darker, and less sticky than untreated cheese. More

Six 3D printed accessories to fix common Nintendo Switch problems

Mar.12, 2017 - Since its worldwide release last week, the Nintendo Switch has enjoyed strong sales but mixed reviews, many of which point out irritating design flaws in the console. Makers are already popping up with 3D printed Nintendo Switch accessories designed to solve these problems. More

3D printed 'OpenScope' is your ticket to affordable digital night vision

Mar.11, 2017 - Instructables user MattGyver92, an architecture visualization specialist, has designed a 3D printed monocular night vision device. The device, dubbed OpenScope, features an adjustable camera, LED, and 3D printed enclosure. More

3D printing news ICYMI: Leapfrog Bolt prints Polypropylene, new 3D printed spinal implants, more

Mar.11, 2017 - The 3D printing stories you might have missed this week: Leapfrog Bolt used to 3D print with Polypropylene, GE partners with global manufacturing summit, UCL tests 3D printed tablets, new spinal implants 3D printed for surgery by Stryker, and more. More

Amazing miniature 3D printed solar systems, moons and planets that fit on your desk

Mar.10, 2017 - An online store run by a 3D printing hobbyist and astronomy enthusiast has a scale model of the solar system available to purchase. Everything has been faithfully replicated using 3D printing techniques, and the set is available in a range of different sizes. More

Boeing issues patent allowing for on-demand 3D printing of aircraft parts

Mar.10, 2017 - Boeing is planning to establish a new system where the designs for its aircraft parts will be stored in a virtual library. This will enable any replacement to be 3D printed on-demand, drastically reducing wait times for aircraft manufacturers. More

Canadian 3D printed prosthetics non-profit is in the running to win $750K from Google

Mar.10, 2017 - The Victoria Hand Project, a Canadian non-profit that is helping to make 3D printed prosthetic hands more accessible in remote and developing parts of the world, is in the running for a $750,000 award through Google's Impact Challenge. More

DIY: 3D print your own custom Apple Watch band using Ninjaflex

Mar.9, 2017 - The Ruiz Brothers have come out with a new DIY 3D printing project that Apple enthusiasts are sure to enjoy: 3D printed wristbands for the Apple Watch. The tutorial shows makers how they can create their very own DIY wristwatch bands using only a few simple tools, Ninjaflex flexible filament, and of course a 3D printer. More

Siemens produces first 3D printed part for Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia

Mar.9, 2017 - A nuclear power facility in Slovenia was able to continue operation thanks to 3D printing reproducing one of its older parts. A team of engineers from Siemens reverse engineered the part, creating a 3D model which was then printed. It was the first time a 3D printed part has passed the incredibly high safety standards required by the nuclear sector More

Texas engineering students develop 3D printed Braille labels for consumer goods

Mar.9, 2017 - Undergraduate engineering students in Texas have been directly involved in a project that will allow braille labels to be 3D printed for consumer goods. They hope to develop a new portable 3D printer as well as the software required to use it, in order to make their project more widely available to the visually impaired community More

Low-cost FDM 3D printing can help in fight against liver cancer, says medical expert

Mar.8, 2017 - A researcher in Poland has developed a new technique for 3D printing model organs to use as surgical guides, successfully demonstrating his process during a liver cancer operation. The process is significantly cheaper, giving it the potential to be implemented much more frequently in surgery. More

3DHEART trial will study effects of 3D printed models in pre-surgical planning

Mar.8, 2017 - 3D printing company Stratasys has announced that enrolment for its new 3DHEART investigative trial is open. The 3DHEART initiative, which stands for 3D Hearts Enabling a Randomized Trial, is a clinical study to see the effects of 3D printed heart models for pre-operative planning for pediatric heart surgery. More

Multiple 3D printing processes bring Additive Manufactured Excavator (AME) to life

Mar.8, 2017 - Visitors to this week's CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017 construction expo have been able to witness Project AME (Additive Manufactured Excavator), the world's first 3D printed excavator, which was developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Knoxville, Tennessee. More

Feetz makes world's largest 3D printed shoes for teen with size 28 feet

Mar.8, 2017 - 19-year-old Broc Brown has been given a pair of customized 3D printed shoes—probably the world's largest—made by Feetz. Brown, who has Sotos syndrome, currently has size 28 feet, making it very difficult and expensive to find shoes that fit. More

Florida Senator Bill Nelson pushes for 3D printed gun legislation

Mar.7, 2017 - A Florida Senator is pushing to ramp up legislation for 3D printed guns. Senator Bill Nelson announced this past Monday that he has filed legislation with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, which would make it tougher to get 3D printed plastic firearms through security screenings. More

This lightweight 3D printed Trabeculae Pavilion is inspired by internal bone structure

Mar.7, 2017 - The Politecnico di Milano, Italy's largest technical school, has announced a special preview of its new 3D printed Trabeculae Pavilion at the upcoming Made Expo 2017. This stunning and highly experimental architecture is particularly notable for its extreme lightness, and innovative combination of biomimetic research and 3D printing. More

3D printing helps design duo Drzach and Suchy realize incredible 'shadow clouds'

Mar.7, 2017 - Swiss design duo Drzach and Suchy have used 3D printing to create some spectacular 'shadow clouds,' 3D objects that cast different shadows depending on the direction of light. More

3D printing an increasing source of medical aid in earthquake-devastated Nepal

Mar.6, 2017 - 3D printing has become an increasing source of medical aid in earthquake-stricken Nepal. In the wake of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country in April 2015, killing almost 9,000 people, Nepalese communities have been struggling to survive with under-resourced medical clinics. More

U.S. Army tests RAMBO, a 3D printed grenade launcher

Mar.6, 2017 - Researchers at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center have test fired a 3D printed grenade launcher called RAMBO (Rapid Additively Manufactured Ballistics Ordnance). More

Madrid Hospital successfully simulates catheterization procedure in 3D printed heart

Mar.6, 2017 - Gregario Maranon Hospital in Madrid has made headlines by simulating a catheterization in a 3D printed heart. The demonstration took place as part of Gregario Maranon's ongoing Pediatric Cardiology Course, which held its 23rd edition on Saturday, March 4. More

3D printing aids reconstruction of Lorenz cipher machine used by Germans during WWII

Mar.6, 2017 - Engineers from the UK's Government Communications Centre (HMGCC) are using 3D printing to recreate the Lorenz SZ42, an 'unbreakable' cipher machine used by Hitler and the German Army during World War II. Only four of the machines still exist. More

3D printed baby skeletons could provide vital feedback for training doctors

Mar.6, 2017 - A PhD student from Eindhoven's University of Technology has created an extremely lifelike baby mannequin using 3D printing. The mannequin, which includes a 3D printed skeleton, a heart with functioning valves, and lungs that can inflate and deflate, is built to be used by doctors in training. More

These 3D printed flower lamps give a glimpse of summer

Mar.5, 2017 - If you simply can't wait for summer to get here, check out interior designer Paula Szarejko's new 3D printed flower lamps. These bright, LED-powered modular lights are inspired by hollyhock flowers, effectively creating an already-blooming home garden. More

Williams Martini Racing Formula 1 team turns to 3D printing for prototype design

Mar.5, 2017 - Williams Martini Racing F1 has released the details of their 2016 racing car, which incorporated 3D printing into the exterior components of the front wing assembly. The decision may come as a surprise, since the racing championships have always featured cars relying on carbon fiber composites. More

3D Printing News ICYMI: Aetrex footwear acquires SOLS, Sintavia awarded $15M finance deal, 3D printed metals continue to soar

Mar.4, 2017 - This past news week was an exciting one for the 3D printing industry. In case you missed it, here are 6 news stories that have been generating considerable buzz in the world of additive manufacturing. More

3D printed Phonak Virto B-Titanium is the smallest Phonak in-the-ear hearing aid ever

Mar.4, 2017 - Phonak, a major hearing aid brand, has once again partnered with EnvironTEC, the leading 3D printing company in audiology, to launch a competitive series of customized, 3D printed inner ear devices using state of the art materials. More

Miniature Rolls-Royce for hospitalized children incorporates 3D printing into luxury design

Mar.3, 2017 - The world's smallest Rolls-Royce has just been unveiled at St. Richard's Hospital in Chichester, West Sussex. Children slated for surgery will now be able to drive themselves to the operating theatre, in the hopes that young patients' anxiety ahead of operations will be reduced. More

Could Washington state be getting a full-scale 3D printed replica of Dracula's castle?

Mar.3, 2017 - Mike Draghici, a software engineer of Romanian origin, is hoping to build a full-scale replica of Romania's famous Bran Castle (often associated with Dracula) on his Washington estate. Draghici has teamed up with Minnesota-based engineer Andrey Rudenko, the man behind the Rudenko 3D concrete house printer, to bring the castle to life. More

UCSD researchers make 3D printed blood vessel networks with ultra-fast UV bioprinting system

Mar.3, 2017 - Researchers at the University of California San Diego have used 3D bioprinting to develop a functional blood vessel network. The researchers say their work could advance the creation of artificial organs and regenerative therapies. More

South Africa's giant Aeroswift 3D printer could be used by Airbus & Boeing for titanium aircraft parts

Mar.3, 2017 - Aerosud and the CSIR National Laser Centre, makers of South Africa's giant Aeroswift titanium SLM 3D printer, are in talks with Airbus and Boeing about the possibility of 3D printing aircraft parts. The Aeroswift research project is backed by the South African government, and will create local jobs. More

PassivDom's 3D printed houses are smart, modular & eco-friendly

Mar.2, 2017 - Ukrainian startup PassivDom is hoping to revolutionize the housing market with its concept for a stand-alone, energy-efficient 3D printed house, ideal for off-the-grid living. The PassivDom house is based on a modular principle that could allow for many units to be assembled together. More

Home appliance manufacturer Electrolux trials 3D printing its spare parts with Spare Parts 3D

Mar.2, 2017 - Swedish home appliance manufacturer Electrolux has partnered with Singapore-based startup Spare Parts 3D. As part of a new pilot program, Electrolux will commission Spare Parts 3D to create 3D printed versions of spare parts for Electrolux products that are no longer in production. More

Carpenter completes $35M acquisition of 3D printed metal powder company Puris LLC

Mar.2, 2017 - Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) has announced that its acquisition of West Virginia-based additive manufacturing powder producer Puris LLC is complete. The acquisition saw Carpenter buy Puris' manufacturing assets, patents, and intellectual property for a total of $35 million. More

US Navy Fleet Readiness Center Southeast 3D prints its first aircraft component

Mar.2, 2017 - Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE), the largest tenant command aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida, has 3D printed its first aircraft component, a forearm-length piece of air duct tubing made from a composite material called Ultum 1085. More

Luxexcel's 3D printed ophthalmic lenses attain ISO standard

Mar.2, 2017 - Luxexcel's 3D printed ophthalmic quality lenses were found to be in accordance with the ISO 8980-1:2004 Focal Power standard. The 3D printed optics company will reportedly begin shipping its 3D printing platform to ophthalmic labs later this year. More

Custom self-lubricating linear axes 3D printed by igus within 48 hours

Mar.1, 2017 - Continuing its successes in the 3D printer manufacturing market, machine parts company Igus has released a new product, the SLTI3 linear axis and screw unit. Some of its components are themselves made using 3D printing, allowing for a high level of flexibility in design, as well as a highly durable material. More

Father 3D prints prosthetic arm for his infant son, hopes to help others with new startup Ambionics

Mar.1, 2017 - A Welsh father has made a custom 3D printed prosthetic arm for his infant son whose left arm was amputated just after birth. The father, one Ben Ryan from Anglesey, is the founder of Ambionics, a startup that is specifically dedicated to developing prosthetics for young children. More

Australian 'fanboy' charged for 3D printing and trying to sell imitation firearms

Mar.1, 2017 - A 27-year-old Australian man was picked up by authorities for trying to sell a 3D printed imitation gun online for $1 million. The man, Sicen Sun, had reportedly been manufacturing a number of imitation firearms using his own 3D printer.' More

Tramontana's ultra-rare, bespoke sports cars now available with 3D printed parts

Feb.28, 2017 - Barcelona-based automobile manufacturer AD Tramontana has teamed up with 3D printing bureau (and fellow Catalonian company) Eceleni to develop 3D printed components for its latest vehicles. The 3D printed car parts include dashboard components and wiper shafts. More

Hong Kong police use 3D printing to make detailed scale replicas of crime scenes

Feb.28, 2017 - A police unit in Hong Kong has purchased new 3D printers to help speed up the production of scale models of crime scenes. These painstakingly detailed recreations are used in criminal investigations as well as in court to test witnesses' testimony. More

How 3D printing helped create Ghost in the Shell's robot geisha masks

Feb.28, 2017 - Adam Savage and Richard Taylor from the Weta Workshop have given audiences a glimpse into how the special effects magic of the upcoming Ghost in the Shell film were realized. See how 3D printing played a part in making the film's stunning robot geisha masks. More

Poland's first major satellite plant announced, 3D printed prototypes underway

Feb.28, 2017 - The Polish company SatRevolution S.A. has just announced plans for the country's first satellite production facility that will collaborate with foreign industry players in the production of small spacecrafts. SatRevolution's Swiatowid will be the first commercial satellite produced in Poland, with two Rusalka PhoneSat nanosatellites soon to follow. More

UCLA researchers combine 3D printing with machine learning to develop medical sensors

Feb.28, 2017 - A team of researchers at UCLA have designed a new prototype for a plasmonic detector, used to pick up signs of diseases and infections. The device makes use of 3D printing and machine learning, giving it a wide scope for modification as well as allowing to be made more cheaply and efficiently. More

Porous 3D printed scaffolds could help athletes with ACL injuries recover faster

Feb.28, 2017 - Researchers at the Mayo Clinic's tissue engineering and biomaterials laboratory in Rochester, MN have created a porous 3D printed scaffold implant for patients undergoing ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction. The 3D printed scaffold can facilitate bone regeneration. More

Thai startup Etran wants to put 3D printed electric scooter taxis on the streets of Bangkok

Feb.27, 2017 - Etran Group, a Thailand-based startup, is planning to launch a taxi service that uses 3D printed electric motorcycles. The company is hoping to raise 300 million Thai Baht ($8.6 million) to fund the venture, which could commence operations as early as September. More

Sound-shaping 3D printed metamaterials could be used to fight cancer and improve personal audio

Feb.27, 2017 - Researchers from the University of Sussex in the UK have used special 3D printed bricks to build sound-shaping metamaterials that can direct sound waves. The materials could be used to create audio hotspots or to destroy tumors using high-intensity ultrasound. More

French doctors successfully implant custom airway stent made with 3D printing

Feb.27, 2017 - A team of doctors from the CHU hospital in Toulouse have successfully implanted a 3D printed custom tracheobronchial prosthesis, marking a world first for the medical community. The implant was designed and manufactured in partnership with Anatomik Modeling, a Toulouse-based startup that specializes in custom-made 3D implants. More

CSIRO and Anatomics 3D print titanium and polymer sternum implant in medical world first

Feb.27, 2017 - CSIRO recently partnered with Melbourne-based medical implant company Anatomics and a team of UK doctors to implant a 3D printed titanium & polymer sternum into a 61-year-old patient. The operation marked the first time that a 3D printed sternum made from titanium and a synthetic polymer had been implanted. More

This year's Oscar statuettes 3D printed in upstate New York

Feb.26, 2017 - This year the iconic Oscar statuettes were 3D printed by Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry in upper New York state. More

Kamp Studio's 3D printed espresso set combines elegance and sustainability

Feb.26, 2017 - The renowned design brand Kamp Studio has just released a new collection of sleek homeware and wearables including a stunning espresso set. While New Zealand-based designer Daniel Kamp has always been drawn to experimental ways of creating, his new Kemp Collection is particularly notable for combining 3D printing with traditional handcrafting. More

Malaysia's 3D printed mini-wonderland a whopping 17,000 square feet

Feb.25, 2017 - A team of ambitious young makers in Malaysia has completed a 17,000 square foot miniature wonderland, after 8 years of 3D printing. MinNature Malaysia can now officially count itself as Malaysia's largest miniature exhibition. More

Make your own 3D printed light-up Lego bricks

Feb.25, 2017 - DIY project site Adafruit has just released a new tutorial for 3D printing your own light-up Lego bricks. Made with tiny battery-powered LED lights, the Adafruit project is functional with any Lego-compatible brick, and offers several different colour options. More

3D bioprinted conduits can effectively promote nerve regeneration (now in rats, soon in humans)

Feb.24, 2017 - Researchers from Kyoto University in Japan have used 3D bioprinting to create tubular conduits that can regenerate damaged nerve cells. The group used a Regenova 3D bioprinter from Cyfuse Biomedical. More

Australian hospital adopts 3D printing to make patient-specific bone models for preoperative planning

Feb.24, 2017 - Surgeons from the Mackay Base Hospital in Queensland, Australia are using 3D printers to produce life-size, patient-specific bone models to help in the treatment of broken or fractured bones. It is the first hospital in the Queensland region to do so. More

3D printing helps Native Union design stylish 'Eclipse' charging hub

Feb.23, 2017 - Tech accessory design studio Native Union has developed a compact and sleek charging hub that keeps your USB cables and devices organized and accessible. The new product, called the Eclipse, was developed with the help of 3D printing. More

California prof says 3D printed Mars habitats should be made from Martian soil, not ice

Feb.23, 2017 - Behrokh Khoshnevis, an engineering professor at the University of Southern California, is working with NASA to develop a system for 3D printing habitats on Mars made of powder-like materials found on the planet. More

Polish researchers 3D print affordable preoperative liver model using FDM technology

Feb.22, 2017 - A team of researchers from the Jagiellonian University Medical College in Poland has successfully 3D printed a preoperative planning model of a human liver for only $150. The research project demonstrates that 3D printed, patient-specific surgical models can be made at an affordable cost using accessible 3D printing technologies. More

32-year-old undergoes successful face transplant thanks to 3D printing and the Mayo Clinic

Feb.22, 2017 - A medical team from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota has successfully completed a facial transplant for 32-year-old patient Andrew Sandness. The incredibly complex procedure, which required over 50 hours of surgery, was made possible in part thanks to 3D printing technologies, which were used to produce 3D models and surgical guides. More

3D printed modular satellites could help Boeing cut costs

Feb.22, 2017 - Aerospace company Boeing is planning to use 3D printing in an effort to produce cheaper satellites in a shorter timespan. The 3D printed modular satellites would also require fewer workers to build. More

Stratasys partners with Team Penske to bring 3D printing to NASCAR, IndyCar racing

Feb.22, 2017 - 3D printing giant Stratasys has entered into a technical partnership with Team Penske, an American professional stock car and open-wheel racing team. The partnership will see Stratasys support Team Penske by providing equipment and services across its NASCAR and IndyCar racing platforms. More

Ohio boy with heart in wrong place breathes freely for first time after 3D printing-assisted surgery

Feb.21, 2017 - Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio have used 3D printing to operate on boy with Heterotaxy syndrome, a rare birth defect. Doctors said the boy's heart seemed to have 'two right sides' and no left, giving him serious breathing difficulties. More

Farsoon's 3D printed turbojet engine passes 100,000 rpm test

Feb.21, 2017 - Farsoon Technologies, a Chinese 3D printing company, has announced the successful testing of its 3D printed turbojet engine rotor pieces. The company says its 3D printed turbojet engine parts passed the 100,000-rotations-per-minute test. More

Open Bionics wins $1M prize from UAE for 3D printed bionic arms

Feb.21, 2017 - 3D printed prosthetic hand maker Open Bionics has taken home the International UAE Robotics for Good Award, a recognition that includes $1 million in funding. The award, which was presented to the UK-based startup this past Saturday, was given out as part of the UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good competition. More

Giuseppe Finizia's popular 3D printed PCB workstation gets 'crane arms' update

Feb.20, 2017 - Giuseppe Finizia, creator of a popular 3D printed PCB workstation released in 2015, has published an updated version of his project, complete with crane arms. The 3D printed workstation can be downloaded for free. More

VisLab's 3D printed VR headsets help students visualize the end of the world

Feb.19, 2017 - Matthew L Faerber, director of the Visual World Investigate Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, has built a set of 3D printed virtual reality / augmented reality headsets that he uses to demonstrate the effects of climate change. More

Analogue Loaders is playful 3D printed stop-motion homage to the dreaded loading screen

Feb.18, 2017 - Raphael Vangelis has created a playful stop-motion homage to the dreaded loading screen. The London-based filmmaker, who spends long nights simply staring at his computer screen, decided to transform the symbols into something analogue and playful using 3D printed models. More

Preserving Syria’s heritage: 3D printing helps restore Palmyra busts destroyed by ISIS

Feb.17, 2017 - Restoration experts in Rome have used 3D printing to repair two damaged busts salvaged from the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria. A number of the city's buildings and artifacts have been damaged or destroyed by ISIS, who took control of the city in 2015 and then again in December 2016. More

Australians use 3D printing, VR to bring local dinosaur back to life

Feb.17, 2017 - After more than 200 Leaellynasaura bone fragments were found in New South Wales, Australia, scientists are using 3D printing and virtual reality (VR) technology to bring the dinosaur 'back to life' at the National Wool Museum in Geelong. More

3D printed custom-made motorcycle could break 250 mph world record

Feb.17, 2017 - Mike Eaton of Jessco Racing, a local motorcycle builder in Bellingham, Washington, is trying to break the world record for fastest land speed in the 3000 CC class ' and this summer he may finally be able to do it, thanks to 3D printed engine components. More

Researchers optimize 3D print infill structures by mimicking natural bone tissue

Feb.17, 2017 - A joint team of researchers has turned to the natural world for inspiration in creating incredibly strong yet low density parts that borrow heavily from patterns found in our bones. Their infill optimization process could help to 3D print stronger, more efficient parts. More

3D printed humanoid 'Roboy Junior' an AI breakthrough

Feb.17, 2017 - Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Swiss robotics group Devanthro have 3D printed a four-foot robotic humanoid complete with tendons, muscles, and bones. Meet Roboy Junior, the first prototype of the Roboy initiative, which recently scored substantial funding from additive manufacturing heavyweight EOS. More

India: First 3D printed titanium vertebrae implant helps 32-year-old woman walk again

Feb.17, 2017 - Doctors in India have helped a 32-year-old woman back onto her feet by rebuilding part of her spine with 3D printed vertebrae in a first-of-its-kind procedure. The patient had been suffering from spinal tuberculosis. More

3D printed Bobby Tailor luxury vehicles let kids ride in style

Feb.16, 2017 - German company Bobby Tailor is taking the standard of children's toy vehicles up a few notches. The company's luxury (and customizable) Bobby cars, which cost over €3,000, are made with the help of 3D printing technologies. More

NASA launches first ever 3D printed space art into orbit

Feb.16, 2017 - A 3D printed 'laugh sculpture' has officially become the first major artwork to be made in space. Printed aboard the International Space Station's (ISS) famed zero-gravity 3D printer, the unique art project was born from the mind of Israeli artist Eyal Gever. More

Tiny 3D printed camera lens could give drones eagle-eye vision

Feb.16, 2017 - A team of researchers from the University of Stuttgart in Germany have developed 3D printed lenses that can be used for miniature camera surveillance systems. The lenses, which employ 'foveated imaging,' come close to mimicking natural vision by offering a super-sharp central focus and wider peripheral vision than other cameras. More

Poland's first supercar, Arrinera Hussarya, contains 3D printed parts from OMNI3D

Feb.15, 2017 - Polish sports car manufacturer Arrinera Technology has teamed up with local industrial 3D printer manufacturer OMNI3D to 3D print parts for Arrinera Hussarya, Poland's first supercar. OMNI3D, known for its industrial FFF 3D printing solutions, says it helped manufacture functional prototypes for the supercar, as well as final parts. More

Customize your own 3D printed diamond necklace, made in the heart of Antwerp's Diamond District

Feb.15, 2017 - Belgian diamond brand Baunat has teamed up with mass customization startip Twikit to launch the Twikit Tool for Baunat Customized: an online tool that lets shoppers design their own diamond name necklace. Using 3D printed molds and expertly handcrafted diamonds, customers can have their name cast in G VS2 diamonds, on their choice of 18 karat gold chain. More

Metal 3D printing company Intech DMLS develops India's first jet engine series

Feb.15, 2017 - Indian manufacturing company Intech DMLS, which specializes in metal 3D printing solutions, has announced it is developing India's first locally made jet engine series. The jet engines will be destined for small aircraft such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Remote Controlled Aircraft. More

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announces plans for UK's largest 3D printing centre

Feb.15, 2017 - The Mayor of London has announced a new proposal to transform the Thames Estuary into a global creative hub. The UK's largest 3D printing centre, which will be established in a new facility for the production of large-scale artworks, forms a major part of his plans. More

DIY 3D printed Raspberry Pi laptop case integrates official Pi display

Feb.14, 2017 - Matthew Rose-Innes, a maker from South Africa, has built a Raspberry Pi 'laptop' using the Pi Foundation Display and a 3D printed casing that incorporates a keyboard and touchpad. The laptop is part of a wider trend for printing cool housings for the tiny Pi computer. More

Researchers reveal how to build 3D printed bio-bots

Feb.14, 2017 - Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have spent the past few years working on the development of a new class of bio-bots, which use muscle cells, 3D printed scaffolds, and electrical and optical pulses to move. Now, the team has decided to share its research so that anyone can make their own 3D printed bio-bot. More

Skelmet introduces extremely lightweight, custom-fit 3D printed sports sunglasses

Feb.14, 2017 - Massachusetts-based sports eyewear startup Skelmet has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its innovative 3D printed custom-fit sports sunglasses. The company is using 3D scanning and 3D printing to make its bespoke frames. More

These auto-focusing 3D printed 'smart glasses' are a sight to behold

Feb.14, 2017 - Researchers at the University of Utah have used 3D printing to create a prototype pair of 'smart glasses' whose liquid lenses can automatically adjust focus. The 3D printed glasses could eliminate the need for bifocals. More

3D printing construction company Apis Cor prints 37 m2 house near Moscow, plans global expansion

Feb.13, 2017 - Apis Cor, an additive manufacturing construction company based in San Francisco and the Russian cities of Moscow and Irkutsk, has used its own construction 3D printer to build a 3D printed house in Stupino, near Moscow. Construction of the 37-square-meter building took less than a day. More

Primal Crafts: 3D printed metal jewelry inspired by Norse mythology

Feb.12, 2017 - Kristoffer Rønn-Andersen is the creative mind behind Primal Crafts: the Danish jewelry brand 3D printing in steel, silver, and titanium. Drawing inspiration from Norse mythology, Rønn-Andersen's stunning statement pieces strike a perfect balance between style and craft. More

Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Limited Edition comes with a 3D printed Death Trooper helmet

Feb.11, 2017 - Nissan has teamed up with Lucasfilm for their newest automotive model, the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition, complete with 3D printed Death Trooper replica helmet. It's 'the closest you'll ever get to sitting in the cockpit of a starfighter,' says Nissan. More

Los Angeles doctor saves infant's life thanks to 3D printed model heart

Feb.10, 2017 - When 18-month-old Nate Yamane's pulmonary artery began narrowing due to a life-threatening heart condition, doctors at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles created a 3D printed model of the obstructed area, ensuring a successful surgical procedure. More

University of Michigan launches 3D printed orthotics program

Feb.10, 2017 - Researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) are implementing a new orthotics and prosthetics outfitting system: 3D printed assistive devices that will be customized to individual patients' needs, and reach them faster than ever before. More

3D bioprinted myocardial patch could boost heart attack recovery, Korean researchers say

Feb.10, 2017 - A team of researchers in Korea has used a 3D bioprinter to make a myocardial therapeutic patch for treating ischemic heart disease. When attached to the heart, the 3D printed patch can generate new blood vessels and tissues. More

CW&T's 3D printed lamp lights up Kickstarter

Feb.9, 2017 - The adorable family behind Brooklyn's CW&T art and design studio has just shown how wildly successful a Kickstarter campaign can be. Their newest venture, 100 3D printed Dropped Pendant Lights, raised almost $11,000, over 12,000% of its initial goal. More

3D printed soft robotic hand controlled by brain signals offers 'better interaction with the environment'

Feb.9, 2017 - Soft robotics researchers at the University of Wollogong (UOW) in Australia have used 3D printing to build a realistic robotic hand that can be controlled by brain signals and which has a surface texture similar to human skin. More

Porous 3D printed scaffolds help Rice University scientists tackle bone cancer

Feb.9, 2017 - Scientists at Rice University in Houston have used 3D printing to create porous, bone-like scaffolds that can be used to study bone cancer tumors. They found that the size and orientation of individual pores affected how cells proliferate in the absence of blood. More

Etihad Airways Engineering can now certify 3D printed aircraft parts under EASA

Feb.9, 2017 - Etihad Airways Engineering has secured the approval of EASA to design and certify 3D printed aircraft interior parts. The approval makes it the first airline MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) service working under EASA to 'hold certification approvals for 3D printed parts flying on Etihad Airways aircraft.' More

New 3D printer installed at Middle East's only reconstructive surgery hospital

Feb.8, 2017 - A hospital in Jordan that offers reconstructive surgery to victims of violence in the region has installed a new 3D printer. It will allow the production of prosthetic eyes and ears, helping Medecins Sans Frontieres offer better care to enable to patients recover from the trauma they have suffered. More

Giant 3D printer builds clay model of iconic Devil’s Tower in new Anya Gallacio installation

Feb.8, 2017 - British artist Anya Gallacio is using a clay 3D printer for her latest work, Beautiful Minds. The installation at Thomas Dane Gallery in London uses the giant 3D printer to deposit wet clay in hexagonal patterns that will eventually resemble a scale model of Devil's Tower, the iconic mountain featured in Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". More

3D printed insole startup Wiivv Wearables looking well-heeled: $4M raised, competitor eSoles acquired

Feb.8, 2017 - Wiivv Wearables, a 3D printed footwear company, today announced that it has raised $4 million in Series A funding and acquired eSoles, a company known for its modular customizable footbeds. Wiivv lets customers order customized 3D printed insoles through a foot-scanning smartphone app. More

Engineer prototypes 3D printed multifunction walker for people with limited mobility

Feb.7, 2017 - Biomedical engineer Eliza Wrobel has designed and prototyped an innovative 3D printed multifunctional walker. The assistive device was prototyped using the ZMorph 2.0 SX multitool 3D printer. More

3D printing at the heart of filmmaker Nicola Piovesan's new sci-fi movie

Feb.7, 2017 - Italian director Nicola Piovesan has begun pre-production for his newest flick: Attack of the Cyber Octopuses. Piovesan's film promises to recreate the look and feel of 1980s sci-fi classics without relying on CGI. Instead, nearly all props, models, and set pieces will be 3D printed. More

3D printed expansion turbine could be 'huge step' on road to sustainable energy in Russia

Feb.6, 2017 - Scientists at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) have used 3D printing to develop an expansion turbine for electric generators that operate on high-pressure natural gas. The research is described by SPbPU as a 'huge step' towards sustainable energy in Russia. More

3DX Industries to collaborate with Taylor Freelance on stylized metal 3D printed firearm part

Feb.6, 2017 - Seattle-based 3DX Industries has announced it will be partnering with firearm company Taylor Freelance to design and manufacture a stylized metal 3D printed magazine funnel. According to the companies, the 3D printed funnel will be used by sportsmen in competition events, trials, and training. More

Ottawa Hospital launches Canada's first medical 3D printing program

Feb.6, 2017 - The Ottawa Hospital is now the home of Canada's first medical 3D printing program. The new multi-department program, which will seek to improve surgical planning and make 3D printed prosthetic limbs more accessible, was launched in collaboration with the University of Ottawa, located in Canada's capital city. More

Siemens' 3D printed turbine blades withstand 1,250°C heat, 994 mph speeds to pass testing phase

Feb.6, 2017 - German manufacturing and electronics company Siemens has engine tested its new 3D printed gas turbine blades. The 3D printed components were tested at 13,000 revolutions per minute and temperatures beyond 1,250 degrees Celsius. More

OSF HealthCare teams with Caterpillar to 3D print multi-material surgical heart models

Feb.6, 2017 - Not-for-profit healthcare corporation OSF HealthCare has teamed up with construction giant and fellow Peoria resident Caterpillar to build a 3D printed model of a sick patient's heart. The 3D model will be added to the Jump 3D Heart Library, created to assist medical research on heart conditions. More

Build your own miniature, portable spy camera with 3D printed case

Feb.5, 2017 - Ever wanted to build your own camera but don't know where to start? Open source hardware company Adafruit has just posted a new guide for constructing your own mini spy camera. Although relatively low resolution, the miniature camera module is portable, features an integrated driver, and stores everything on a microSD card. Everything is housed within a basic 3D printed case. More

3D printed 'steam punk' Apple Watch cover combines high- and low-tech design

Feb.4, 2017 - Pittsburgh-based maker Jeremy Burnich has created a 3D printed Apple Watch cover that's as quirky as it is dependable: built from 3D printed and finished copper, the watch case has a resounding steam punk feel, effectively intertwining low-tech and high-tech sensibilities. More

Boeing contracts Oxford Performance Materials to 3D print 600 parts for its Starliner space taxis

Feb.3, 2017 - Boeing Co and Oxford Performance Materials are already blasting off with their Starliner partnership. Earlier this month, Boeing contracted Oxford, a leading player in high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM), to make 600 3D printed parts for Boeing's new Starliner space taxis. Now, Oxford has just secured an additional strategic investment of $10 million from the Hexcel Corporation. More

Loewe's latest menswear collection features 3D printed bracelet made by VOJD Studios

Feb.3, 2017 - Madrid-based luxury fashion brand Loewe has unveiled a 3D printed bracelet in its new autumn/winter 2017/18 menswear campaign. The bracelet, made in collaboration with Berlin-based VOJD Studios, was 3D printed in one piece using a selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer. More

60-year-old becomes first UK patient to receive 3D printed titanium sternum and rib implant

Feb.2, 2017 - In what has been described as a UK first, a man from Studley in Warwickshire has been given a custom-built 3D printed titanium sternum and ribs after having part of his own removed. He is the first patient in England and only the second in the world to receive such treatment. More

Pledge £35 for a trackable 3D printed turtle egg that could help save endangered sea turtles

Feb.2, 2017 - A PhD candidate at the University of Kent has come up with a new way to save endangered turtles using 3D printing. Helen Pheasey is the driving force behind Turtle Tracks, an initiative that will use 3D printed replica turtle eggs equipped with GPS technology to track poaching in Central America. More

Japanese researchers 3D print detailed visualization of electron cloud using new software

Feb.2, 2017 - Researchers from Tokyo University have developed a software capable of converting 'the distribution of physical quantities within space' into 3D printable data. The 3D printed models could help scientists better understand the relationships between molecular functions and the density distributions of electrons in an atom. More

A better, safer drone? 3D printed 'Bat Bot' flaps and swoops just like its namesake

Feb.2, 2017 - Robotics engineers have used 3D printing to create the joints for 'Bat Bot,' a futuristic flying robot that mimics the way bats move through the air. The winged creation, otherwise known simply as 'B2,' could serve as an aerial service robot. More

3D printing helps MIT scientists build hydraulic claw that scoops up fish (and could save lives)

Feb.2, 2017 - Scientists at MIT have used 3D printing to create a transparent hydraulic claw that scan scoop up live fish in water. Thanks to its soft and squishy structure, the hydrogel-based device could eventually be adapted for human medical purposes. More

UAE professor uses 3D printing to make highly personalized, advanced prosthetic arms

Feb.1, 2017 - A professor from the UAE University is developing artificial arms using 3D printing in order to drastically lower the cost of their production and to introduce an unprecedented level of personalization. The project is being conducted in partnership with the University of Michigan. More

Reports suggest Ferrari 2017 Formula 1 car will use 3D printed piston heads

Feb.1, 2017 - Ferrari is looking to improve its 2017 Formula 1 engine by using 3D printing technology to fabricate new and innovative steel alloy piston heads. The 2017 Ferrari, codenamed 668, is set to be unveiled on February 24. More

French students could soon be living in 3D printed housing built by X-Treee

Feb.1, 2017 - The University of Rouen's Mont-Saint-Aignan campus will soon be the site of 3D printed student housing. The project is being realized through a collaboration between French social landlord organization Habitat 76 and CROUS with the help of 3D printing company X-Treee. More

Majestic uses ISS 3D printer to 3D print data visualization of 'The Internet' in space

Feb.1, 2017 - Majestic, a British internet mapping and search engine company, has 3D printed a sculpture that represents 'the internet' in space. Thanks to the Made In Space Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) 3D printer, Majestic becomes the first British company to commercially manufacture in space. More

Sciaky 3D prints titanium tank for ISE Arctic Explorer AUV using EBAM tech

Feb.1, 2017 - International Submarine Engineering, Ltd. (ISE) has enlisted the help of metal 3D printing company Sciaky, Inc. and its innovative Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) technology to manufacture a titanium Variable Ballast (VB) for ISE's Arctic Explorer Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). More

World's first 3D printed graphene 'little black dress' unveiled in Manchester

Jan.31, 2017 - In what is surely a world first, wearable tech company CuteCircuit and the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester have used graphene to construct a stunning little black dress, all with the help of 3D printing. More

Successful implantation of 3D printed metal talus bone is first procedure of its kind in Hong Kong

Jan.31, 2017 - Doctors at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Hong Kong have used 3D printing to fabricate a metal talus implant for a motorcycle crash victim. The 3D printing procedure is the first of its kind to be carried out in Hong Kong. More

Yonoh's stunning 3D printed 'Perpetuum Calendar' now available on OTHR

Jan.31, 2017 - Spanish design studio Yonoh has created the Perpetuum Calendar, a 3D printed analogue calendar that incorporates an architectural aesthetic with tactile interaction. The stunning calendar is being featured on homeware brand OTHR's online shop for $470. More

Dubai dental clinics to begin using 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies within weeks

Jan.31, 2017 - The Dubai Health Authority has announced it is ready to launch additive manufacturing at 11 DHA-operated health centers within a matter of weeks. The first phase of 3D printing integration will be led by the Dental Services Department, which will begin 3D scanning and 3D printing patient impressions within weeks. More

New 3D printed spinning fidgets cost only $5 for all your fidgeting needs

Jan.29, 2017 - A young Canadian maker has launched a Kickstarter campaign for affordable, 3D printed fidgets: handheld toys that help users stay focused, attentive, and calm. Sean Hodgins, who self-identifies as a fidgeter, has dedicated himself to designing, producing, and retailing the world's most inexpensive spinning fidget, known as the Five Dollar Fidget Spinner. More

11-year-old girl who made glitter-shooting prosthetic has more 3D printed projects lined up

Jan.28, 2017 - 11-year-old Jordan Reeves, who last year made a 3D printed, glitter-shooting prosthetic arm, has become a source of inspiration for many. Since last year, Reeves has continued creating more 3D printed prosthetic accessories. Her latest project a device that combines a medical-grade prosthetic arm with 3D printed, changeable attachments. More

How to 3D print your own custom modules for Snap Circuits

Jan.27, 2017 - Maker Chuck Hellebuyck, from the popular CHEP Youtube channel, recently demonstrated how to design and 3D print custom modules for a Snap Circuit using beginner 3D modeling software TinkerCAD and a few easy-to-find snaps. More

60-cent 3D printed 'Lens Safe' ring keeps your SLR lens safe from thieves

Jan.27, 2017 - Rutger Geerling, a professional dance and music photographer, and his friend Mark, a sound guy for famous Dutch DJ Tiesto, have devised a remarkably simple and cheap solution for deterring lens thieves: a 3D printed ring called 'Lens Safe' that simply fits over your camera's lens release button. More

Kentucky middle schoolers 3D print 'Bat Bunker' to help save dwindling bat population

Jan.26, 2017 - A team of devoted middle schoolers in Kentucky is using 3D printing to save the environment, one bat at a time. Calling themselves Team Blackout, the students have designed a 3D printed 'Bat Bunker' to help save local bat populations. More

Swedish company OssDsign receives FDA clearance for 3D printed cranial implants

Jan.26, 2017 - OssDsign, the Swedish manufacturer of next-gen 3D printed cranial and facial implants, recently announced it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. FDA for its OSSDSIGN Cranial PSI. The clearance means that the company's 3D printed cranial implants can now be marketed and sold within the United States. More

ArcheoRov: a 3D printed underwater vehicle that captures images at 100-meter depths

Jan.26, 2017 - Engineers from the Austrian University of Innsbruck have created a 3D printed ROV called ArcheoRov that is capable of swimming to 100-meter depths and capturing images. The vehicle could be used by marine biologists, environmentalists, or even search and rescue teams. More

Divergent 3D raises $23M to commercialize 3D printed chassis technology

Jan.26, 2017 - Divergent 3D, maker of the 3D printed Blade Supercar and developer of the innovative 'Node' platform for automotive manufacturing, has announced that it has successfully raised $23 million through a Series A funding round. The funding round was led by tech venture capital firm Horizons Ventures. More

3D printed mold helps researchers build microfluidics system made of LEGO bricks

Jan.25, 2017 - Researchers in California have used 3D printed molds to develop customized LEGO bricks, which can then be used to build complex microfluidics systems. The researchers say the system could assist with future studies. More

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Organovo partner to develop 3D bioprinted kidney

Jan.25, 2017 - 3D bioprinting company Organovo Holdings, Inc. will collaborate with Professor Melissa Little and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute at The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia to develop an architecturally correct kidney that could be used in therapeutic applications. More

Sculpteo designers complete 1000km road trip on 3D printed bikes

Jan.24, 2017 - French 3D printing company Sculpteo has announced that two of its designers have successfully completed a 1000 km road trip from Las Vegas to San Francisco on 3D printed Sculpteo Bikes. More

Spanish research group develops skin-printing 3D bioprinter for commercial market

Jan.24, 2017 - Scientists from Spain have developed a prototype for a 3D bioprinter that can print functional human skin. They say the 3D printed skin is fit to be transplanted onto patients or used to test chemical products, cosmetics, or pharmaceutical products. More

Urban Alps unveils 3D printed 'inside-out' Stealth Key to combat key duplication

Jan.23, 2017 - Urban Alps, a lock and key specialist based in Z'rich, Switzerland, has created the Stealth Key, billed as the world's first metal 3D printed key with hidden internal mechanics. The key is built to withstand the rising threat of 3D printed key duplication. More

Siemens, Strata, Etihad Airways partner to develop MENA's first 3D printed aircraft interiors

Jan.23, 2017 - The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) could soon see the arrival of 3D printed aircraft, thanks to a new partnership between Siemens AG, Strata Manufacturing PJSC, and Etihad Airways. Together, the three companies are seeking to develop the first 3D printed parts for aircraft interiors in the region. More

Next-gen exercise bike startup Peloton using MakerBot 3D printers to race ahead of the pack

Jan.23, 2017 - New York City-based Peloton, a startup that produces next-generation exercise bikes with touchscreen consoles and WiFi connectivity, is using MakerBot 3D printers to prototype new designs. The company debuted its most recent bike at CES 2017. More

These mouthwatering modular chocolates were made with the help of 3D printing

Jan.22, 2017 - Australian design agency Universal Favourite has teamed up with the Bakedown Cakery to create a box of geometrically stunning chocolates. The stair-shaped morsels were made with a 3D printed mold. More

New Makerpad platform enables beginners to design 3D prints via smartphone

Jan.21, 2017 - Researchers at Purdue University in Indiana have partnered with the National Science Foundation to launch new Makerpad platform that turns your smartphone into a user-friendly design system. More

Nottingham engineers making lightweight SLM 3D printed car parts in new 'FLAC' project

Jan.20, 2017 - Engineers at the University of Nottingham in the UK are using 3D printing to develop lightweight automotive components, boosting vehicle fuel efficiency while reducing noise and CO2 emissions, as part of the ongoing 'FLAC' project. The parts are being made with SLM 3D printers. More

Wearable 3D printed fashion: 3Doodler announces top picks for 2016 Wearable Awards

Jan.20, 2017 - 3Doodler has announced the top picks for the 2016 3Doodler Wearable Awards. They include a 3D printed bra, a series of masks, and a bridal headpiece. More

Blue Origin incorporates 3D printed housing, turbine, nozzles, rotors into BE-4 rocket engine

Jan.20, 2017 - Blue Origin, the aerospace company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is using 3D printing to build the BE-4, a next-generation rocket engine fueled by liquefied natural gas. The engine will power Blue Origin's New Glenn orbital rocket and potentially a United Launch Alliance rocket too. More

Startup with Purdue and NASA ties can 3D print rocket engines in just two days

Jan.19, 2017 - Tri-D Dynamics LLC, a startup co-founded by graduate students from Purdue University, is using 3D printing, or 'hybrid additive manufacturing techniques,' to create small rocket engines. Using 3D printing is purportedly faster and cheaper than traditional methods. More

Australian Kyle Worth charged for 3D printing handgun parts

Jan.19, 2017 - A man from Australia has been given a six-month suspended sentence having been found guilty of attempting to 3D print a handgun. According to the court that charged him, while the threat of 3D printed guns is not yet widespread, it does have the potential to become a serious problem in the region. More

Student group EnableUC working on 3D printed 'Luke Skywalker' prosthetic hand

Jan.19, 2017 - Meet EnableUC, the new student organization at the University of Cincinnati that pairs engineering students with people looking for a helping hand. The organization was founded by 22--year-old-Jacob Knorr. More

NZ fisherman invents 3D printed 'Keepa' to prevent injury to caught fish

Jan.19, 2017 - Tran Lawrence, a fisherman and self-proclaimed inventor from New Plymouth, New Zealand, has invented a clever 3D printed fishing device to help prevent injury to fish. The plastic 'Keepa' fish scoop allows fishers to safely handle fish once caught. More

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

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

This 3D printed phone case can detect cancer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dutch students prepare to launch entirely 3D printed rocket

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

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

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

3D Rider: Zortrax 3D prints functional motorcycle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3D printed medical implant startup Supercraft3D raises $1M

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3D printed Trillennium Man shows how human skeleton could evolve

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personalized, 3D printed earnotz wireless earphones launches on Kickstarter

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

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

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

3D printed stretchable electronics may be here to stay

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

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

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

3D print your very own portable acoustic tractor beam

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

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

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

U.S. Army researchers can build mission-specific 3D printed drones in just 24 hours

Jan.3, 2017 - Engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have performed flight tests on 3D printed drones that could be used to assist soldiers. Using mission planning software, the engineers can fabricate and deliver a mission-specific 3D printed UAV in just 24 hours. More

3D printed skull helps baby born with craniosynostosis enjoy his first Christmas

Jan.3, 2017 - A New York family has had a happy 2016 holiday largely in part to a team of dedicated doctors and their innovative use of 3D printing technologies. More

Team Unlimbited outfits kids around the world with colourful 3D printed prosthetics, free of charge

Jan.2, 2017 - Working out of an unassuming garden shed, Team Unlimbited is a self-funded project that gives children with disabilities around the world 3D printed arms and hands, completely free of charge. More

Luke's Toy Factory brings local manufacturing back with made in USA, 3D printed toy trucks

Jan.2, 2017 - In an effort to bring local manufacturing back into the toy industry, one father-son team has founded Luke's Toy Factory. So far, the company has released 4 toy truck models, each made from plastic wood composites, which it has developed with the help of 3D printing. More

3D printing helps in the discovery that spiders can actually hear sounds

Jan.2, 2017 - Researchers from Cornell University have discovered that jumping spiders, long thought to have no hearing faculties, can actually sense sounds through the hairs on their legs called trichobothria. The discovery was made in part thanks to a 3D printed contraption that held the spider in place for experiments. More

New gDraw software lets you make your own 3D printed greeting cards

Jan.1, 2017 - Berlin-based maker Niklas Roy has released a free software package that creates 3D printed greeting cards. Consisting of a 2D drawing program which creates a 3D printable G-Code file, the aptly named gDraw lets you print out your 2D greeting card drawing on your home 3D printer. More

3D print your own modular medieval castle play-set

Jan.1, 2017 - Tim Wahlström and Sweden-based CreativeTools have unveiled their amazing modular 3D printable castle play-set. The set, which consists of over 75 individually designed 3D printable parts, can be accessed for free through Thingiverse. More

Gartner: 3D printing to accelerate in manufacturing industries in 2017

Dec.31, 2016 - Research and advisory firm Gartner has released its predictions for 3D printing technologies in 2017. Additive manufacturing is expected to grow and be adopted within a number of manufacturing industries. More

3D printing in 2016: year in review

Dec.30, 2016 - 3D printing in 2016: XJet, Nano Dimension, Carbon, and Rize did exciting things; printing giant HP entered the additive manufacturing market; and specific 3D printing technologies like 3D bioprinting reached new levels of sophistication. Here are the most important 3D printing stories of the year. More

€1,200 3D printed Youbionic hand can replace or supplement a limb

Dec.30, 2016 - Federico Ciccarese, an engineer from Italy, has announced the availability of Youbionic, a 3D printed robotic hand that can be controlled with muscle movement. The device can be used to replace a missing hand or as a supplemental second hand to increase the physical capabilities of the wearer. More

Mercedes partners with FATHOM 3D printing studio on intelligent cargo space management system

Dec.29, 2016 - Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with the California-based 3D printing studio FATHOM to engineer a sophisticated cargo delivery management system. Using electromechanical tiles embedded with sensors, cargo delivery companies can now actively track packages from inside the delivery vehicle. More

New study asks: will people actually eat 3D printed foods?

Dec.29, 2016 - As 3D printed food technology grows, the question remains: will people actually eat 3D printed edibles? Researchers from the University of Canberra have conducted a survey to gauge whether people would actually consider adding some 3D printed eats to their regular diet. More

Russian scientist says 3D printed satellite entering orbit in 2017

Dec.29, 2016 - Alexey Yakovlev, head of the Institute of High Technologies at Tomsk Polytechnic University in Russia, has just given an update on the groundbreaking Tomsk-TPU-120, a fully 3D printed CubeSat that will be placed into orbit in 2017. More

Iranian artist challenges gender norms with awesome 3D printed Middle Eastern Goddesses

Dec.29, 2016 - In her solo exhibition at Brooklyn gallery TRANSFER, Iranian-American artist Morehshin Allahyari creates 3D printed pieces of forgotten goddesses form Middle Eastern mythology. More

Russian space agency Roscosmos to 3D print living tissue on ISS

Dec.29, 2016 - Russian scientists are planning to install and operate a 3D bioprinter aboard the International Space Station, according to an official source. They believe that microgravity conditions could actually improve the bioprinting process. More

Car fanatic makes incredible 3D printed model of Chevrolet Camaro V8 LS3 engine

Dec.28, 2016 - Maker Eric Harrell has made a working 3D printed model of a Chevrolet Camaro V8 LS3 engine. The car lover used a combination of 3D files from the internet and his own models based on images, repair manuals, and diagrams. More

Scientists are one step closer to 3D printing hearts with bioprinted beating heart cells

Dec.28, 2016 - Scientists from the Sydney-based Heart Research Institute (HRI) have developed a bioprinter that is capable of 3D printing human cells that could be used to repair damaged heart tissues. The breakthrough marks a step forwards towards eventually 3D printing a whole heart. More

3D printed breathalyzer can diagnose 17 different diseases with 86% accuracy

Dec.28, 2016 - A 3D printed breathalyzer that costs as little as $29 to make has been used to 'sniff out' 17 different diseases, including Parkinson's and eight types of cancer. The device uses gold nanoparticles that react to certain exhaled chemicals, and is claimed to be 86% accurate. More

200 3D printed toys to be hidden around San Francisco for a city-wide scavenger hunt

Dec.27, 2016 - San Francisco is being invaded! By 3D printed toys, that is. 25-year-old software developer Ben Baltes has launched a city-wide scavenger hunt for 3D printed toys across San Francisco. More

South Korean government to invest further in 3D printing, AI, 5G service, and more

Dec.27, 2016 - The South Korean government has unveiled its plans to invest in a wide range of growth-driving technologies. Included in the plans are 3D printing technologies, artificial intelligence, IoT, self-driving cars, and a new 5G network. More

Concrete 3D printing startup Cazza Construction to create 3D printed buildings in Dubai

Dec.27, 2016 - Architectural 3D printing startup Cazza Construction is working with the Dubai Government to implement concrete 3D printing systems in the UAE city. Cazza will start sending engineers to Dubai in 2017 with the intention of creating 3D printed buildings. More

Dutch artist Paco Raphael creates large-scale 3D printed 'Bambi' deer sculptures

Dec.27, 2016 - Dutch artist Paco Raphael has ventured into the world of 3D with his series of 3D printed deer sculptures. Part of his "Bambies" collection, the 3D printed statues were made in collaboration with i.materialise. More

Chinese farmer builds his own construction 3D printer to make greenhouses

Dec.27, 2016 - While many companies around the globe are doing their best to push forward and advance construction 3D printing, a fruit farmer from China has taken it upon himself to create his very own construction 3D printer, which—as it turns out—actually works quite well. More

Could 3D printed Michelin tires help Tesla win Le Mans 2030?

Dec.26, 2016 - Jeroen Claus and Fabian Brees, two concept car designers from Belgium, have imagined what a Tesla entry into the 2030 24 Hours of Le Mans race might look like. The futuristic vehicle design features 3D printed Michelin tires and an augmented reality windshield. More

Create your own 3D printed ‘Mutoscope' flip book machine

Dec.26, 2016 - John Croucher, the 3D printing enthusiast behind the Fail Try Again blog, has used 3D printing to create a DIY flip book machine, otherwise known as a Mutoscope. 3D printable files for the 24-frame motion picture device can be downloaded from Thingiverse. More

Overwatch fans will love this 3D printed 'Bastion' PC case

Dec.25, 2016 - Bastion, the lovable robot from the immensely popular Overwatch video game, has been turned into a 3D printed desktop computer, complete with an Intel Core i5 6200U CPU and HD Graphics 520'ample power for playing Overwatch. More

3Ders' top 15 3D printed Christmas ornaments and decorations

Dec.24, 2016 - Check out our top picks for 3D printable holiday games, decorations, accessories, and Christmas baubles! More

Smartphone and 3D printed parts combine to create cheap and easy live cell imaging

Dec.23, 2016 - Researchers at Uppsala University have invented a new way to make live cell imaging technology affordable and easy to assemble yourself. All it takes is a smart phone, a few 3D printed parts, and some off-the-shelf electronics. More

7-Eleven and drone maker Flirtey carry out 77 drone deliveries in Nevada

Dec.23, 2016 - Drone delivery company Flirtey has announced that convenience store 7-Eleven has used its drones on 77 autonomous delivery missions. The drones delivered flu medicine, hot food, and other items to customers' homes in Reno, Nevada. More

Four-year-old boy has xmas wish come true with 3D printed Iron Man bionic hand

Dec.23, 2016 - A four-year-old boy from Doncaster, UK is the proud new owner of a custom 3D printed Iron Man hand. More

I (do), Robot: woman to marry a 3D printed InMoov robot

Dec.23, 2016 - A woman from France is engaged to a 3D printed robot called InMoovator. According to sex robot experts, this could be a normal occurrence within the next 35 years. More

Farmers in Myanmar benefit from new 3D printed tools

Dec.23, 2016 - Yangon-based organization Proximity Designs is helping Myanmar's farmers by developing innovative 3D printed tools and equipment. More

NANORESTART conservation project looks to endangered 3D printed artworks

Dec.23, 2016 - A European research team known as NANORESTART is pushing the boundaries of modern and contemporary art conservation ' an initiative that could considerably impact the lifetimes of endangered 3D printed artworks More

3D printed prototypes that 'shred the gnar': Burton Snowboards launches Step-on Binding system

Dec.23, 2016 - International snowboarding company Burton has incorporated 3D printing into their newest product launch: an advanced Step-on Binding system which allows snowboarders increased ease and swiftness when snapping their boots onto their board More

FDA explains its role in medical 3D printing with dubstep-heavy '3 Rs of 3D printing' video

Dec.22, 2016 - Regulation, Research, and Resource. According to a new video, those three Rs are the ways in which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is concerned with 3D printing in the medical industry. More

Europe to explore 3D printing applications for military and defense

Dec.22, 2016 - The European Defence Agency has just announced it is launching a new defence-related Additive Manufacturing project. The initiative will explore how 3D printing technologies can benefit and be applied within the defense and military context. More

Amazing 3D printed Vortex Dress is out of this world

Dec.22, 2016 - Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Chicago-based fashion designer Laura Thapthimkuna has just unveiled her newest creation: the Vortex Dress, a stunning galaxy-inspired piece made entirely through 3D printing More

Tech community helps father develop 3D printed myoelectric elbow for 5-year-old daughter

Dec.21, 2016 - Maker Bodo Hoenen has used 3D printing to make a robotic elbow for his daughter, Lorelei. After being diagnosed with AFM, a rare, polio-like condition, Lorelei suffered near-total paralysis of her upper left arm, but the 3D printed device is helping in her rehabilitation. More

Engineer creates 1:25 3D printed model of new apartment to work out furniture arrangement

Dec.21, 2016 - Craig Broady, an engineer at SLA 3D printing specialist Formlabs, has used 3D printing to create a 1:25 scale model of his future apartment. Broady used the model to determine furniture arrangement in the small and awkwardly shaped apartment prior to moving in. More

3D printed gingerbread house lets you celebrate Christmas the Scandinavian way

Dec.20, 2016 - William Kempton, a design researcher at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, has made what might be the world's first 3D printed gingerbread house. The edible Christmas abode was made from a hardened gingerbread dough printed on a DeltaWASP 20 40 clay 3D printer. More

3D printed facial reconstruction aids investigation into body found in Ohio

Dec.20, 2016 - A forensic artist with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has made a partially 3D printed facial reconstruction of a woman whose remains were found in Greene County earlier this year. It is hoped that the reconstruction will help somebody to recognize and identify the woman. More

Check out SexyCyborg's 3D printed makeup palette-cum-hacker kit

Dec.20, 2016 - Chinese maker Naomi Wu, aka 'SexyCyborg', has become somewhat of a sensation within the maker community for her provocative tech wearables, including a 3D printed underlit mini-skirt and a 3D printed cropped LCD shutter top. Now, SexyCyborg is at is again with her latest creation, the 3D printed Pi Palette, the hacker's cosmetic case. More

ALTAIR Pathfinder, equipped with 3D printing tech, to launch to ISS in 2017

Dec.20, 2016 - Millennium Space Systems announced it has completed its very first ALTAIR satellite and is preparing to ship it into space. The preproduction satellite, the ALTAIR Pathfinder, has been developed for the specific purpose of demonstrating technologies such as additive manufacturing, advanced avionics, etc. More

3D print your own LED backed 1970s inspired Commodore PET classic computer

Dec.20, 2016 - As long as there are crafty makers around there will continue to be replication of classic consoles and personal computers. Adafruit has shown this once again with its tutorial on a 3D printed Commodore PET desktop classic. More

Indian engineers unveil low-cost 3D printed robotic prosthetic hand

Dec.19, 2016 - A team of engineers from the Amrita University in India have developed a new robotic 3D printed prosthetic hand. The robotic prosthetic, which can lift objects that weigh up to 400 grams and can even handle a mobile phone, was presented by the engineers at a conference in Kollum, Kerala. More

3D printing helps Chinese doctors grow a new ear from a patient's arm

Dec.19, 2016 - A doctor from China's Kunming Medical Second Hospital of Plastic Surgery has made headlines for having used 3D printing to help grow an ear out of a patient's arm. Yes, you read that right: a doctor is growing an ear on a human's arm. Read on to find out how. More

Incredible 3D printed Legend of Zelda map sells for $100

Dec.19, 2016 - A video game fan has made an amazing 3D printed version of the overworld map from the original Legend of Zelda Nintendo game. After spending six months building the map in Minecraft, the keen maker then sold a 3D printed version of his creation for $100. More

Realistic 3D printed heart model made with inkjet technology to be mass produced in Japan

Dec.19, 2016 - A realistic 3D printed heart model for children could soon be mass produced in Japan. Made using an organ modeling system and inkjet 3D printing technology, the realistic heart models could soon be used for doctor training and for pre-surgical planning for children. More

Five 3D printed art projects too awesome to miss

Dec.18, 2016 - Check out a number of innovative artists who are working with 3D design and printing as a medium who help to remind us of the amazing potentials of the technology within the artistic field. More

The 3D printed models that can help mend a broken heart

Dec.16, 2016 - A team of researchers at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute are developing 3D printed replicas of patients' heart valves that could help save them suffering from cardiac disease. More

3D printed bones could soon aid landmine victims

Dec.16, 2016 - Researchers at the University of Glasgow could soon be growing and shipping customized, 3D printed bones to landmine blast survivors. More

Cornell researchers use 3D printing to create soft robotic hand that 'feels' like a human

Dec.16, 2016 - Cornell researchers have used a 3D printer and four-step soft lithography to create a soft robotic hand that can feel surfaces just like a human. Stretchable optical waveguides act as curvature, elongation, and force sensors in the 3D printed hand. More

Pilot project for teaching 3D printing in rural Indian schools launched by Mahindra Group

Dec.16, 2016 - The Mahindra Group, one of India's largest multinational conglomerate holding companies, has just launched its newest pilot project: a specialized 3D printing program for semi-urban and rural schools in India. More

Incredible four-year-old makes nine 3D printed prosthetic hands for himself and others

Dec.15, 2016 - Cameron Haight, a four-year-old North Carolina resident born with the fingers on his right hand fused together, has helped to make nine 3D printed prosthetic hands for himself and other children with limb differences. More

Ikea introduces its first 3D knitted furniture

Dec.15, 2016 - Ikea has unveiled the PS Collection, which features a 3D knitted chair. Designed with urban dwellings in mind, the chair is both compact, minimalist, and stylish. More

Hotels in 2060 could have in-room 3D printers, RoboButlers, dream machines

Dec.15, 2016 - A 'Hotels of the Future' study conducted by predicts that hotels in 2060 will feature crazy amounts of technology, such as advanced 3D printers, touchscreen everything, morphing beds, artificial intelligence, and AR. But will the sheets be clean? More

Loopcreative uses 3D printing to create sculptural steel clothing rack in fashion store

Dec.14, 2016 - Australian fashion brand Alquema has collaborated with Sydney-based design studio Loopcollective to manufacture and install a custom-made steel clothing rack in their new flagship store. Created using 3D modelling software and 3D printers, the breathtaking radial steel rack constitutes the main design feature of the Aussie brand's new 75 sqm space in the Queen Victoria Building. More

Spain unveils world's first 3D printed pedestrian bridge made of concrete

Dec.14, 2016 - The city of Alcobendas in Spain has just unveiled the first ever 3D printed pedestrian bridge made entirely of concrete. More

Gambody releases 40cm 3D printed Star Wars AT-AT walker to celebrate Rogue One release

Dec.14, 2016 - 3D printed model company Gambody has unveiled its latest impressive creation: a 3D printed Star Wars AT-AT walker. The 40-cm 3D printed model was made to celebrate the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in theaters Friday, and can be downloaded for $35. More

Spanish hospital integrates 3D printed custom medical tools for cardiovascular surgery

Dec.14, 2016 - A hospital in Spain has begun integrating specialized 3D printed instruments into certain extracorporeal surgical operations. Used by cardiovascular surgeons, the 3D printed medical tools have been used successfully for 30 separate procedures over the past year. More

First pre-clinical data for Organovo's 3D bioprinted liver tissue shows promise

Dec.13, 2016 - 3D bioprinting company Organovo Holdings, Inc. has just presented data that demonstrates how its 3D bioprinted human liver tissue is surviving and sustaining functionality implanted in animals. According to the company, the pre-clinical data shows the potentials of their bioprinted tissues and the benefits of advancing its technology. More

NASA awards Pitt researchers $500K to advance metal 3D printing simulations

Dec.13, 2016 - NASA's Space Technology Research Grants Program recently awarded grants to university-led ESI project proposals. Among those given grants were ANSYS, Inc. and a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering. The team from Pitt was awarded $500K to move forward their AM research. More

Get your feet in a pair of Adidas' new $333 3D printed running shoes

Dec.13, 2016 - Adidas has just released its new "3D Runner" shoes, which are made up of a 3D printed mid-sole and a Primeknit upper. The 3D printed shoes are available in limited quantities and are retailing for $333. More

3D printed model of The District Detroit development helps garner support for the project

Dec.13, 2016 - Olympia Entertainment has teamed up with Stratasys to create 3D printed miniature models of its new Little Caesars Area and its The District Detroit development project. The extremely detailed 3D printed models have helped to raise awareness and draw support to the new Detroit-based development. More

MESO-BRAIN initiative receives €3.3M to 3D nanoprint brain’s neural networks

Dec.12, 2016 - Researchers at Aston University, a British research and educational institution based in Birmingham, are attempting to replicate the brain's neural networks using 3D nanoprinting techniques. The project, called MESO-BRAIN, will use pluripotent stem cells generated from adult human cells. More

3D printed surgical aid helps UAE doctors save woman's kidney

Dec.12, 2016 - A team of doctors in Dubai have successfully removed a kidney tumor with the help of a transparent, patient-specific 3D printed surgical aid. Not only did the 3D printed aid help them to carefully plan their surgical process for removing the tumor from the patient, but it allowed them to shave an hour off the total operation time. More

Giant 3D printed Death Star in downtown Madrid sees Spain turn to dark side

Dec.12, 2016 - A giant 3D printer in downtown Madrid is currently fabricating a huge two-meter-wide 3D printed 'Death Star' to promote the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The large-scale 3D printer was provided by US company ErectorBot. More

Student 3D prints functional hand prosthesis for only $15

Dec.12, 2016 - Ryan Bouricius, a university physics major from Ithaca College, has once again demonstrated how 3D printing technologies can be used to create functional and very affordable prosthetic hands. The student's innovative design is capable of gripping, catching, and even writing. More

Monkeys undergo successful 3D printed blood vessel transplant in major stem cell biotech breakthrough

Dec.12, 2016 - Scientists in China have announced a breakthrough in stem cell biotechnology after their 3D bioprinted stem cell grafts implanted in monkeys were able to promote vascular tissue regeneration. Merging of a 3D printed blood vessel with the organic aorta was achieved in just seven days. More

More 3D printed firearms seized by officials in Australian crime raid

Dec.12, 2016 - Not even a month ago, Australian authorities seized a number of submachine guns that were made using 3D printers during a drug raid in the Gold Coast. Now, in an even more recent raid, officials announced that they had discovered more firearms which appeared to be made from 3D printed parts. More

Swedish teen with neurofibromatosis walks again with 3D printed hip implant

Dec.11, 2016 - Researchers at Skane University Hospital in Sweden have collaborated with 3D printing company Materialise to put teenager Fanny Fellesen back on her feet with a new 3D printed hip implant. More

Duke University's eNABLE chapter pushes boundaries of 3D printed prosthetics

Dec.10, 2016 - Two senior students at Duke University are pushing the boundaries of both prosthetics and 3D printing with their most recent collaboration: a prosthetic hand with exchangeable tools that perform different functions. More

Mount Sinai launches Medical Modeling Core, multidisciplinary 3D printing service for clinicians

Dec.9, 2016 - Mount Sinai Health System has launched the Medical Modeling Core, a service through which clinicians can order 3D printed models for specific cases. The service will be the first of its kind to cater to the unique patient-specific modeling requirements of clinicians at Mount Sinai. More

Fast 3D printing for a fast motorcycle: Alta Motors races ahead with Carbon's CLIP technology

Dec.9, 2016 - Alta Motors, a Californian electric motorcycle brand, has been using CLIP 3D printing technology from 3D printer manufacturer Carbon to 3D print road-ready motorcycle parts made from Carbon's RPU material. More

Oventus opens Australian 3D printing facility for O2Vent sleep apnea device

Dec.8, 2016 - Australian company Oventus Medical has launched a new 3D printing facility for the production of its O2Vent sleep apnea device. The facility was launched in partnership with CSIRO and is located on CSIRO premises. More

Experts approve 3D printed nuclear reactor component in China

Dec.7, 2016 - Less than a month ago, the China Nuclear Power Research Institute and Nanfang Additive Manufacturing Technology 3D printed a pressure vessel cylinder for an ACP100 nuclear reactor. That critical 3D printed part has now passed a technical appraisal from experts. More

3D printed sculpture buried in time capsule under Manchester's new transport hub

Dec.7, 2016 - A 3D printed sculpture commissioned by Manchester Metropolitan University has been buried in a time capsule underneath the new St Peter's Square tram stop in Manchester. More

In ten years, you could fly to the moon aboard a 3D printed rocket for only $10,000

Dec.7, 2016 - Moon Express, the brainchild of billionaire Naveen Jain, has announced its first unmanned mission to the Moon will commence in 2017. Next year’s rocket mission will cost a whopping $5 million USD, but due to the Silicon Valley-based company’s use of additive manufacturing, Jain predicts the same mission will cost a jaw-dropping $10,000 in a decade. More

This bird wears tiny 3D printed safety goggles to fly through lasers

Dec.7, 2016 - A team of researchers from Stanford University created a pair of tiny 3D printed goggles to fit on a bird. The bird wore the goggles to safely fly through a sheet of lasers for an experiment about animal flight. More

Louis Vuitton opens stunning 3D printed pop-up shop in Australia

Dec.7, 2016 - Australian 3D printing company OMUS has teamed up with luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton to create a large scale 3D printed installation at its pop-up shop in Sydney. The installation was 3D printed using a Massivit 1800 3D printer. More

Ultra-functional 3D printed prosthesis could monitor blood pressure and heart rate

Dec.7, 2016 - A student from Malta is designing an ultra-functional 3D printed prosthetic arm that can monitor blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels. The myoelectric prosthesis would enable its user to perform a range of actions through muscle movement, and would be 3D printed with embedded electronics. More

3D printed kidney models help determine doses for nuclear medicine

Dec.6, 2016 - A team of researchers from the University of Wurzburg in Germany has demonstrated how 3D printed organ models could have an important role in testing dosage amounts of radioactive materials for clinical prototyping within the field of nuclear medicine. More

WinSun, Jiayuan to implement 3D printing in landscaping, gardening projects

Dec.6, 2016 - Hong Kong property developer Jiayuan International Group has joined forces with Chinese 3D printing and construction company WinSun. Jiayuan will apply WinSun's 3D printing technology to landscape gardening and outdoor products, with a view to 3D printing buildings. More

Capture 360-degree video with a 3D printed mount and 4 Sony cameras

Dec.6, 2016 - Virtual reality and 360 video specialist SUMO has created a 3D printed camera mount which turns four Sony a7S II cameras into a 360-degree video camera. The $359 rig, which costs over $16,000 with cameras included, can achieve 6,000-pixel resolution in limited light. More

Sri Lanka to buy 3D printed Xian Y-20 military transport aircraft

Dec.5, 2016 - The Sri Lankan government has just announced that it is thinking about purchasing the Chinese-made Xian Y-20 aircraft to be used as a combination military and transport plane. The Xian Y-20 aircraft is the first cargo aircraft to be made with 3D printing technology. More

Renishaw uses 3D printing to improve efficiency of Land Rover BAR yacht

Dec.5, 2016 - British engineering company Renishaw has used its metal 3D printing expertise to improve the performance of the Land Rover Ben Ainsley Racing (BAR) yacht. The boat now uses a 3D printed sheave case and other metal 3D printed parts. More

3D printed Jaipur foot prosthetic launches in 4-month pilot project

Dec.5, 2016 - The popular Jaipur foot, which has helped millions of people with disabilities, is getting a revamp thanks to 3D printing technologies, a Google grant, and the IIT-Bombay. The 3D printed foot will be launched this month with a four-month pilot project. More

3D printed lung model could become new standard for testing of inhaled drugs

Dec.5, 2016 - Scientists from the Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic have used 3D printing to develop a functional model of a human lung. The researchers say the 3D printed lung could be used to simulate the effect of inhaled drugs for respiratory conditions. More

3D printing news this week ICYMI: 3D printed magnet breakthrough, Concept Laser and Swisslog partner

Dec.2, 2016 - During a week in which many people opened up the first two doors of their advent calendar, we were busy opening up press release after press release concerning the latest 3D printing news and innovations: a 3D printed magnet breakthrough, a 3D printed robotic arm for $450, and much more. More

These 3D printed human organ simulations were so realistic they fooled trained professionals

Dec.2, 2016 - Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have developed a new way to fabricate human organ simulations that look and feel almost exactly like the real thing. Sacks of red dye that 'bleed' when cut have helped to fool even nurses and physicians into thinking the organs are the real thing. More

Nine-year-old girl to receive new ear thanks to 3D scanning and printing tech

Dec.2, 2016 - The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh is using 3D printing technology to make a new ear for nine-year-old Anya Storie. Born with the congenital condition microtia, Anya has always had an underdeveloped right ear which has affected her hearing. More

Audi to send 3D printed Lunar Quattro rover to the moon in 2017

Dec.2, 2016 - German auto manufacturer Audi has partnered with Berlin-based engineering group Part-Time Scientists to launch a 3D printed moon rover into space. The rover, a squat WALL-E-esque machine, is called the Lunar Quattro, and was developed as part of the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. More

3D printed dog nose could help detect explosives

Dec.2, 2016 - A team of researchers has taken inspiration from the way dogs 'sniff' odors to develop a new 3D printed device capable of detecting explosives and other contraband up to 18 times more effectively than other detection systems. More

Chronio, Arduino-powered 3D printed smartwatch, lasts half a year on a single charge

Dec.2, 2016 - With smartwatches bringing back the popular wristwatch that has been with us for centuries, there is no wonder the 3D printing community is contributing to the scene. The Chronio is a power-efficient 3D printed smartwatch that can run up to half a year on a single battery. More

Loopa 3D printed looping microphone officially launches for $119

Dec.1, 2016 - Cambridge, UK-based company Sonuus has officially launched its 3D printed looping microphone, the Loopa. The 3D printed mic, which is capable of looping, overdubbing, and more, is retailing for $119. More

Crayons from 3D printed molds surpass crowdfunding goal, all proceeds go to children's charity

Dec.1, 2016 - Christian McKechnie and Ben Lees, the two ad executives behind Monster Crayons, have announced their charitable crayons will hit stores in early 2017. More

Melissa Ng's 3D printed mana potion pendant raises funds for a friend's cancer treatment

Nov.30, 2016 - Melissa Ng of Lumecluster has unveiled her latest design: a 3D printed mana potion pendant. The pendant, which is being sold through 3D printing service Shapeways is raising funds for one of the designer's friends who is undergoing intense cancer treatments. More

Engineers 3D print first fully functional drone with embedded electronics & aerospace-grade material

Nov.30, 2016 - Researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have teamed up with additive manufacturing giant Stratasys to 3D print a fly-ready drone capable of withstanding extremely high temperatures using aerospace-grade material. More

A 3D printed 'cradle' for laboratory house sparrows could help cure chronic stress

Nov.29, 2016 - Yale University researcher Christine Lattin has used 3D printing and scanning to study stress in house sparrows. The researcher believes her work could be used to develop more effective treatments for humans suffering from chronic stress. More

New 3D printed Bicicletto e-bike sees Materialise and Nuova SPA go full throttle

Nov.29, 2016 - Materialise recently partnered with Italian automotive brand Nuova SPA to develop a 3D printed upgrade for the latter's Bicicletto e-bike. The new and improved Bicicletto features a number of 3D printed parts that make it lighter, faster, and more cost-efficient to manufacture. More

We can 3D print a house in 24 hours, says teenage CEO of Cazza Construction

Nov.29, 2016 - Led by 19-year-old millionaire entrepreneur Chris Kelsey, San Francisco-based Cazza Construction claims it can use large-scale 3D printing to build entire 100 sq m houses in as little as 24 hours. Cazza will, however, be keeping the secrets of its 3D printer under wraps until December. More

Photographer uses 3D printing to turn monocle from 1890 into camera lens

Nov.29, 2016 - French experimental photographer Mathieu Stern has proven that there are some ways around spending hundreds of dollars on a new camera lens. Our favorite involves turning a vintage monocle lens into a camera lens with a 3D printed casing. More

UCL researchers explore how to preserve & restore 3D printed contemporary art

Nov.28, 2016 - A team of researchers from the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage are experimenting with new and effective ways of maintaining and restoring contemporary art made from materials like ABS and PLA. The project is a preemptive effort to maintain and preserve contemporary 3D printed art pieces. More

3D printable 'meat inks' could be used to feed the elderly

Nov.28, 2016 - New research from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) suggests that the 3D printing of red meat products could add significant value to the Australian red meat industry, especially when targeted at the aged care sector. MLA believes that secondary cuts could be turned into a 3D printable 'meat ink.' More