New BCN3D Sigmax 3D printer boasts wide build volume and dual extrusion printing

Sep.26, 2017 - Barcelona-based 3D printer company BCN3D will be launching its newest 3D printer today at Birmingham's TCT Show for additive manufacturing. The new machine, the BCN3D Sigmax, is a fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printer notable for its large print volume. More

3D printed blood vessels could be key to sustaining lab-grown tissue

Sep.25, 2017 - A Dutch scientist is researching how 3D printing could help sustain lab-grown tissue. Using advanced 3D printing techniques, University of Twente professor Jeroen Leijten can implement a network of blood vessels for releasing these nutrients into fresh skeletal tissue. According to him, it could ensure long-term survival, effectively changing how we engineer human tissue. More

Polymaker's new PolyBox promises to keep your 3D printing filaments safe and dry

Sep.25, 2017 - Polymaker, a manufacturer of 3D printing materials, has just launched it latest product: PolyBox. The new 3D printer accessory, which is retailing for $69.99, is a dry storage box that is designed to keep your printing filaments dry and safe from humidity. More

Prusa Printers releases $749 Original i3 MK3, its 'smartest' 3D printer

Sep.25, 2017 - Prusa Printers, Josef Prusa's popular RepRap 3D printer company, has released a new 3D printer. The Original Prusa i3 MK3 comes with a filament sensor, improved magnetic MK52 heatbed, and Trinamic2130 drivers with layer shift detection. It costs $749 (kit) or $999 (assembled). More

MIO: Spiff up your dental care routine with luxury 3D printed metal toothbrush

Sep.25, 2017 - Italian manufacturer Zare has teamed up with Nussbaumer Design to design and manufacturing a stunning new dental tool: a 3D printed toothbrush made from either stainless steel or titanium. More

ESA targets 3D printed Moon Village by 2030, expects 'lunar children' shortly after

Sep.25, 2017 - The European Space Agency (ESA) has come up with a bold prediction regarding the future of the Moon, Earth's only natural satellite. It says a small number of settlers could start building a 3D printed village there by 2030, adding that there could be 1,000 moon citizens by 2050. More

Realistic 3D printed finger could make smartphone fingerprint scanners harder to hack

Sep.25, 2017 - A team of researchers from Michigan State University has developed a realistic fingerprint model with the help of 3D printing that will allow other researchers to test and improve fingerprint scanners. More

Woman fitted with 3D printed teeth by autonomous robot dentist

Sep.25, 2017 - A robot has carried out a dental operation all by itself. The one-hour surgery took place in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China, and involved a robot following a pre-programmed set of commands to implant two 3D printed teeth into a woman's mouth. More

APeJ region's 3D printer market sees 106% growth in 2016, China remains major growth driver

Sep.25, 2017 - A new report issued by the International Data Corporation (IDC) has shown that the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) region (APeJ) has seen its 3D printer sales and shipments grow by an astounding 106% in 2016 from the previous year. More

Michigan engineers design open source 3D printed rotating lab mixer

Sep.24, 2017 - Two Michigan researchers have developed a 3D printed an open source rotating mixer. Published in the academic journal Applied Sciences, the findings by Dhwani K. Trivedi and Joshua Pearce of Michigan Technical University, provide complete designs and instructions for 3D printing the state-of-the-art hardware at only a tenth of the regular cost. More

Conference in Tallinn addresses future effects of 3D printing on world of employment

Sep.24, 2017 - A group of politicians, business leaders, and E.U representatives recently gathered in Tallinn to discuss the future of the world of work. 3D printing and other digital technologies are revolutionizing the way industry operates, and social security measures will need to be adapted to maintain employment levels. More

3D-printed, remora-inspired robot can cling to shark skin underwater thanks to ultrastrong sucker

Sep.23, 2017 - A team of researchers has developed a new 3D printed robot that uses suction to cling tightly to surfaces underwater. Modelled after the Remora, the robot can withstand forces up to 340 times its own weight while clinging, and it could be used to track underwater animal behaviour. More

3D Printing News Roundup: New 3D printer from Formalloy, BASF acquires Solvay's polyamide business, more

Sep.22, 2017 - Here's another summary of 3D printing news stories you might have missed, to keep you up to speed with the latest developments. Recently we saw'Formalloy release'a new 3D printer, UK's Lancaster University appoint a new metal 3D printing research chair, and much more besides. More

Renishaw's 3D printed skull implants now post-processed 80% faster thanks to Rösler tech

Sep.22, 2017 - Metal 3D printing specialist Renishaw has managed to drastically reduce post-processing times for its 3D printed titanium skull implants thanks to an innovative sliding technology developed by Dutch company Rösler. More

Apis Cor wants 'several dozen' construction 3D printers by 2018 after $6M Rusnano Sistema Sicar investment

Sep.22, 2017 - Apis Cor, a construction 3D printing startup based in Russia and San Francisco, has raised $6 million in investment from the Rusnano Sistema Sicar venture fund. Apis Cor's robotic 3D printer can purportedly 3D print an entire house in a day. More

Diffuse reflection gives colorFABB's new nGen_LUX 3D printing filament a sparkling finish

Sep.22, 2017 - Dutch 3D printing filament specialist colorFABB has launched nGen_LUX, a co-polyester filament with an extraordinary finish. Diffuse reflection means light shining on an nGen_LUX 3D printed part will scatter in many directions, producing an appearance that looks entirely non-printed. More

German scientists using ViscoTec print heads to 3D print multi-material electric motor parts

Sep.22, 2017 - Scientists from the Technical University of Chemnitz in Germany are using a novel multi-material additive manufacturing process to produce electric motors. The team has demonstrated how to manufacture ceramic and metal-based motor components that increase the overall efficiency of the device. More

3D printing a nova: scientists recreate binary star system explosion in 3D

Sep.22, 2017 - A group of scientists have used 3D modeling and 3D printing to physically recreate (on a tiny scale) the explosion pattern of a star located 25,000 light-years from Earth. More

3D Printing News Roundup: 3D printed wind turbine, SLM Solutions signs biggest contract, new stainless steel material by ExOne

Sep.21, 2017 - Time waits for no man, and neither does the 3D printing world. We're a little more patient at 3ders though, so here's another quick round-up of recent developments you might have missed. Stories include an award being granted for 3D printed wind turbine blades, SLM Solutions getting its biggest-ever contract, and more besides. More

4 awesome 3D prints this week: 'Resonance' speakers, Wolverine knife holder, 'Kobra' camera accessory, DIY disc shooter

Sep.21, 2017 - With all the big industrial 3D printing news we've been seeing, it can sometimes be easy to overlook smaller, more grassroots 3D printing projects. Don't worry though, because we've got some great 3D printing projects for you right here. More

Idaho National Lab's 'AMAFT' makes 3D printed nuclear fuel that reduces risk of meltdown

Sep.21, 2017 - Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are using 3D printing in a new method for producing advanced nuclear fuels. Producing U3Si2'fuels with Additive Manufacturing as an Alternative Fabrication Technique (AMAFT) could improve both fuel cycle economics and safety. More

Low-cost 3D printed breast pump could improve breastfeeding for mothers in developing regions

Sep.21, 2017 - A team of students from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland has designed a low-cost 3D printed breast pump device that could ease the breastfeeding process for malnourished mothers in developing regions of the world.' More

Project Invincible: McLaren uses 3D scanning, 3D printing & F1 materials to develop medical body shield

Sep.21, 2017 - McLaren Applied Technologies, a high-performance technology and design company and part of the famous McLaren Group, has used 3D scanning on 'Project Invincible,' a personalized healthcare solution'that uses the same materials going into next season's McLaren Formula 1 car. More

CMS and Fraunhofer IWU developing 'CMS Kreator' hybrid thermoplastic 3D printing system

Sep.21, 2017 - Italian machining specialist CMS has announced a new partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (Fraunhofer IWU) through which they will jointly develop a hybrid system for 3D printing and machining thermoplastic composite parts. More

HRL Laboratories 3D prints high-strength aluminum, solves age-old welding problem with nanoparticles

Sep.21, 2017 - HRL Laboratories, a Boeing-owned corporate R&D lab located in Malibu, California, has developed a technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys, including Al7075 and Al6061. The technique could have big implications for aerospace and automotive. More

Metal 3D printer company Titomic raises $5.2M through IPO, sees promising debut on ASX

Sep.21, 2017 - Titomic, an Australian additive manufacturing company known for its 'Kinetic Fusion' metal 3D printing technology, has seen a more than promising debut on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). More

3D Printing News Roundup: Thor3D, Materialise, Structo, EOS, Arup teams with 3Dealise, Stryker, more

Sep.20, 2017 - Here's another 3D printing news round-up, keeping you up to date with the smaller goings-on in the 3D printing world. Stories include Thor3D releasing a new calibration tool, Materialise teaming up with Structo, and more besides. More

4 Kickstarter 3D printing projects to check out: 3D printed robots, RPG terrain, maker's vise

Sep.20, 2017 - In recent years, Kickstarter has played a key role in the rise of many a 3D printer startup. But it's also a great place to find fun little 3D printed toys and gadgets. Here are four 3D printing projects live on the crowdfunding platform right now, from educative robots to fantasy gaming terrain. More

Geeetech E180 mini 3D printer hits Kickstarter for just $199

Sep.20, 2017 - Geeetech, a Shenzhen-based 3D printer manufacturer, has unveiled the E180, a mini 3D printer and upgraded version of its predecessor, the Me Ducer. The company has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its new creation, priced at $199, a third less than its retail price. More

Kai Parthy's new LAYWOODmeta5 3D printing filament is climate-responsive and floats on water

Sep.20, 2017 - Kai Parthy, 3D printing expert and wood filament pioneer, has introduced a new 'cardboard-like' wood 3D printing material called LAYWOODmeta5. The rough-surfaced material floats in water and is thermally isolating, making it an ideal material for cup holders and similar products. More

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