Dartmouth scientists create 3D printed rotaxane smart material that can lift 15x its own weight

Mar.23, 2017 - The lab of Chenfeng Ke, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Dartmouth College, has used 3D printing to create create a smart material capable of lifting 15 times its own weight. The material works by turning mechanically interlocked molecules called rotaxanes into nanoscale machines. More

ESA successfully 3D prints test structures made from simulated Mars dust

Mar.23, 2017 - An Austrian research team has successfully 3D printed structural samples out of simulated Mars dust. Though the prints are small in scale, the research project marks a step towards realizing the goal of 3D printing structures on Mars using the planet's local materials. 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

DWS releases new SLA 3D printer that makes dental restorations in 20 minutes

Mar.22, 2017 - DFAB, the latest 3D printer unveiled by DWS, is specifically designed for dental care. It has a number of advanced features that will allow patients to get replacement bridges or other dental prostheses fabricated in a single visit. 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

WASP launches 3 new 3D printers and 2 new extruders at MECSPE 2017

Mar.22, 2017 - Italian 3D printing company WASP will debut three new 3D printers and two new extruders at this week's MECSPE manufacturing exhibition in Parma, Italy. The new 3D printers include the DeltaWASP 2040 Turbo2, DeltaWASP 4070 Industrial, and DeltaWASP 3MT Industrial. 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

Better than 3D bioprinting? Wisconsin researchers turn vanilla husks into biomedical implants

Mar.22, 2017 - A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has turned the decellularized husks of plants, such as parsley, vanilla, and orchids, into 3D scaffolds seeded with human stem cells. According to the researchers, the technique offers an alternative to 3D bioprinting biomedical implants. 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

Prodways unveils new ProMaker LD 3D printer series for dental industry at IDS 2017

Mar.21, 2017 - Prodways, a subsidiary of French tech company Group Gorge, has announced the launch of its new ProMaker LD 3D printers at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2017 this week in Cologne, Germany. This year's IDS takes place from March 21st to 25th, continuing its tradition of showcasing the latest technologies disrupting the dental industry. More

Hong Kong 3D printing startup Peopoly launches $1,250 Moai SLA 3D printer

Mar.21, 2017 - Hong Kong-based 3D printing startup Peopoly has launched the Moai stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer. The printer will be available as a build-it-youself kit for $1,250, but its Kickstarter campaign (target: $30,000) allows customers to get it for much less. More

3D Systems launches new 3D printing materials, ProJet CJP 260Plus full color 3D printer and software updates

Mar.21, 2017 - 3D Systems has today announced a range of new 3D printing materials, software updates and a new full color 3D printer to accelerate additive manufacturing in the growing investment casting, jewelry and dental markets. More

DuPont Performance Materials breaks into 3D printing with 3 new high-performance filaments

Mar.21, 2017 - Polymer science company DuPont Performance Materials has introduced a new range of 3D printing filaments based on some of its existing polymers. The new filaments, which were presented at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference, include Dupont Hytrel thermoplastic elastomers, DuPont Zytel nylons, and DuPont Surlyn ionomers. More

TU Delft researchers using 3D printed bacteria to make graphene-like materials

Mar.21, 2017 - Researchers at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands are using 3D printed bacteria to create bespoke, graphene-like materials. They say that bacteria 3D printed in precise lines can 'pull' oxygen atoms off graphene oxide, turning it into a material that is more like graphene. More

3D Printlife launches new BioPETG 3D printing filament via Kickstarter

Mar.21, 2017 - Los Angeles-based 3D printing filament manufacturer 3D Printlife has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new eco-friendly PETG filament. The company is hoping to bring its innovative bio-degradable BioPETG filament to market in 12 to 18 different colors. More

Chinese 3D printing construction company WinSun & Saudi Arabia's Al Mobty Contracting Co agree 10 billion RMB deal

Mar.21, 2017 - The king of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, has overseen a 10 billion RMB (1.5 billion USD) contract between Chinese 3D printed housing company WinSun and Saudi's Al Mobty Contracting Co. 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

MakerBot's new 'Minfill' 3D printing mode dynamically adjusts infill, makes printing 30% faster

Mar.21, 2017 - MakerBot has introduced Minfill, a new Print Mode for its 3D printers that determines the absolute minimum amount of support needed for the inside of a 3D print. MakerBot says Minfill typically prints 30% faster using 30% less filament. More

New Stratasys J700 Dental 3D printer for aligner molds debuts at IDS 2017

Mar.21, 2017 - 3D printing company Stratasys has unveiled its new J700 Dental 3D Printing solution at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany. The dental 3D printer is being marketed as the 'fastest PolyJet-based 3D printer for production of clear aligner molds' and will be made available later this year. More

HP unveils details on 3D printing Material Development Kit, 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab

Mar.20, 2017 - In breaking news from the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) conference today, HP officially unveiled their Materials Development Kit, showcased the 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab, and revealed several key material developments with BASF and Evonik. More

3D Systems launches its first scalable, super-fast 'Figure 4' 3D printing production platform

Mar.20, 2017 - 3D Systems today unveiled its Figure 4 additive manufacturing platform, based on the company's Figure 4 technology and NextDent materials. The Figure 4 production platform is scalable and modular, ranging from single-print engine machines to fully automated, high-volume production systems with 16 or more print engines. More

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

Mar.20, 2017 - MatterHackers and Enablingthefuture.org 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

Open source LittleRP2 DLP 3D printer offers new vat, height, projector options

Mar.20, 2017 - The LittleRP 3D printer, an 'affordable, open 3D resin printer' released in 2014, has received a full upgrade. The LittleRP2 introduces a configurable vat, an extended height option, additional controller shield options, added projector compatibility, and more new features and refinements. 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

Mkango, Metalysis to explore and develop 3D printed rare earth magnets for electric vehicles

Mar.20, 2017 - Canadian mineral exploration and development company Mkango Resources Ltd. has announced a new partnership with British metals company Metalysis Limited. The companies will seek to develop and commercialize rare earth metal alloys, which will be used for manufacturing 3D printed permanent magnets. More

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