Mar 9, 2018 | By Tess

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

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

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

BCN3D Sigmax 3D printer goes open source

BCN3D Technologies, a Barcelona-based desktop 3D printing specialist, has released the CAD files and documentation for its BCN3D Sigmax 3D printer. The company says it wants to repay the open source community. [Read more]

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

One of the art world’s most famous amputees was fitted with two 3D printed prosthetic arms this week to promote the proliferation and accessibility of 3D printed prosthetics. The awareness stunt exhibited a replica of Venus de Milo, the armless statue housed in the Louvre, with two prosthetic arms strapped to her. [Read more]

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

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

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

In the maker community, UK-based Matt Denton is probably best known for his Mantis Hacks Youtube channel and giant 3D printed LEGO projects. Denton, as readers may recall, 3D printed a LEGO Go-Kart as well as a LEGO Forklift that were almost big enough for his seven-year-old nephew to ride. [Read more]

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

This past Thursday also marked International Women’s Day 2018 and gave us the chance to highlight some amazing women in the field of 3D printing. [Read more]



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