Mulindi Japan One Love to bring 3D printed prosthetics to Rwanda

Nov.7, 2017 - Mulindi Japan One Love is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing mobility and independence to East Africans with disabilities. Since 1996, the project has supplied prosthetic limbs and medical devices to more than 6,000 Rwandans and 2,000 Burundians free of charge. Now, the NGO is launcing a new program for 3D printed prosthetics. More

3D Printing News Roundup: DSM, Toyota Motorsport, Aurora Labs, Worley Parsons, Ultimaker, XJet and more

Nov.7, 2017 - Here's another 3D printing news round-up, to keep you up to speed with all the latest developments. Stories this time include a partnership between Polar 3D and Makers Empire, the release of an update to Ultimaker's 3D printing management software, and more besides. More

3D Systems announces 'Figure 4' 3D printing platforms, DMP 8500 Factory Solution, ProX SLS 6100, Partnerships

Nov.7, 2017 - 3D Systems has unveiled a range of new 3D printing offerings in stereolithography, powder bed metal printing, and selective laser sintering. The products include the SLA-style Figure 4 3D printing platform, DMP 8500 Factory Solution, and ProX SLS 6100 laser sintering solution. More

World's largest lens, 3D printed by Formlabs, coming to Times Square

Nov.7, 2017 - Starting February 1st, Times Square will be even more bedazzled thanks to a new public art installation by Aranda\Lasch and Marcelo Coehlo. 'Window to the Heart' will see the world's largest lens, 3D printed by Formlabs, installed at Father Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets, in a glimmering celebration of love in Times Square. More

Wacom's $99 Pro Pen 3D optimized for tablet-based 3D modeling, ideal for AR & VR designers

Nov.7, 2017 - Japanese tech company Wacom has unveiled the Pro Pen 3D, a tablet stylus designed for 'professional designers and artists.' The three-button pen is compatible with 3D modeling apps like ZBrush and Autodesk Maya, and could therefore assist 3D printer users sketching new designs. More

3D printed MakerSat-0 CubeSat to launch into space this Friday to assist in Made In Space material research

Nov.7, 2017 - A group of students from the Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) and the Caldwell High School in Idaho will have the chance to see a 3D printed satellite it made launched into space this month, thanks to a partnership with Made in Space. More

Weaver desktop 3D printer offers hi-res SLA printing with F-theta lens, 50-micron laser spot

Nov.7, 2017 - Pennsylvania 3D printing company 3DFacture has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new Weaver 3D printer, a stereolithography (SLA) laser 3D printer with an F-theta lens and 50-micron laser spot. The resin 3D printer is available at an early bird price of $999. More

Pjotr introduces first solid gold 3D printed luxury fountain pen for €14K

Nov.7, 2017 - Rein van der Mast, the Dutch designer perhaps better known for his brand name Pjotr, has unveiled his latest 3D printed luxury writing instrument. Named Spica Virginis, the new and extra opulent pen is made from solid 18K gold. More

3D Printing News Roundup: Graphene 3D Lab, PyroGenesis, Rolls Royce, 3D printed headphones from Kalkul

Nov.6, 2017 - Here's another summary of some of the'3D printing news events you might have missed recently. We've got stories about Graphene 3D Lab moving to a new location, some new 3D printed earphones, and more besides. More

BAM, TU Clausthal and German Aerospace Center (DLR) participate in micro-gravity 3D printing tests

Nov.6, 2017 - In a major German research collaboration, several 3D printing experiments have been carried out in micro-gravity conditions on board a series of parabolic flights. Researchers successfully tested a suction system that can stabilize the powder bed used for 3D printing, in the absence of gravity. More

3D printed bioceramic stents inspired by lotus root structure improve vascularization and bone growth

Nov.6, 2017 - A team of researchers from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed a novel design for 3D printed stent made from a biomedical ceramic material and which has a structure inspired by the lotus root. More

Six 3D printed coral reefs installed on Monaco's ocean floor

Nov.6, 2017 - Last week, the Monaco government installed six 3D printed reef units, each measuring 1.2 x 2 metres and weighing 2,500 kilograms. Manufactured by Dutch maritime company Boskalis and supported by Monaco's Prince Albert II Foundation, the reefs could be an important step forward in mitigating marine destruction caused by climate change. More

Blizzident introduces 3D printed flossing device that lets users floss 'with just one bite'

Nov.6, 2017 - Blizzident, a dental 3D printing company, says it has developed a device that could revolutionize the task of flossing. Called the '3D-Flosser,' this new 3D printed device reportedly enables users to floss all their teeth 'with just one bite.' More

3D printed steering wheel helps Bloodhound supersonic car hit 210 mph in 8 seconds

Nov.6, 2017 - The Bloodhound SSC supersonic car has made its first public runs, hitting 210 mph in 8 seconds at Cornwall Airport Newquay in the UK. The car, which has a 3D printed steering wheel tailored to driver Andy Green's specifications, is targeting a world record land speed of 1,000 mph. More

Authentise adds ProtoTech's watermarking technology to 3Diax 3D printing platform

Nov.6, 2017 - It will soon become a whole lot easier for businesses and individuals to add watermarks and serial codes to their 3D prints thanks to a partnership between Utah-based 3D printing software company Authentise and Indian 3D software development company ProtoTech Solutions. More

Amsterdam's 3D printed steel bridge fitted with huge sensor network for real-time 'health' monitoring

Nov.6, 2017 - Researchers from the UK's Alan Turing Institute and Imperial College London are adding a large sensor network to MX3D's 3D printed steel bridge, currently under development in Amsterdam and set for 2018 completion. The sensors will monitor the 'health' of the 3D printed bridge in real time. More

3D printed prototype wearable brain scanner four times as sensitive as current MEG systems

Nov.5, 2017 - A team of researchers from the University of Nottingham and UCL are developing a more effective form of an advanced brain imaging technique. They have used a 3D printed protoype helmet in early tests of their new magnetoencephalography system, which could be at least four times as sensitive as current systems. More

3D printed wearable designed to prevent motorists falling asleep at the wheel

Nov.5, 2017 - An innovative French startup, Ellcie-Healthy, has developed a 3D printed mount that can be worn on the eyes to prevent motorists falling asleep at the wheel. It can be hooked up to a smartphone, and activates a buzzer or flashing LED when warning signs are detected. It will be distributed by eyewear company Optic 2000. More

UK grad student's 'Metamorphosis' project introduces tactile 3D printed tattoos

Nov.4, 2017 - Julien Nikolov, a graduate student from the University of Lincoln in the UK, is rethinking the concept of tattoos in his 'Metamorphosis' design project. Using 3D printing rather than ink and needles, the designer has created three-dimensional, tactile tattoos that wearers can easily wear and remove. More

News Roundup: Praxair's grant, 3D printing speed, Konica Minolta, WSU, HP, RESA Wearables

Nov.3, 2017 - What better way to catch up on all the latest 3D printing news than a 3ders 3D printing news round-up? Stories you might have missed recently include Konica Minolta providing a 3D printer'for an Australian university, new 3D printed parts for the International Space Station's equipment, and more besides. More

Epson announces plans to expand into industrial 3D printing market

Nov.3, 2017 - The President of Japan-based tech giant Epson announced that it will be releasing a new 3D printer to the market in the next few years. This is part of the company's plan to expand its operations and increase revenue by at least 50 percent by 2025. More

With 90 3D printers at its 26 factories, Volkswagen counts on metal 3D printing for exclusive car series & replacement parts

Nov.3, 2017 - Volkswagen AG uses both polymer and metal-based 3D printing in its car manufacturing, but how does it see the current applications and future potentials for metal 3D printing in the industry? More

Engineer to set up Western Australia's first plastic recycling plant to produce 3D printing filament

Nov.3, 2017 - A man from Western Australia has taken it upon himself to launch a plastic recycling plant in Perth which will turn plastic PET waste into 3D printing filaments. The project is going by the name of Greenbatch. More

French manufacturers moves into metal 3D printing arena

Nov.3, 2017 - At a recent symposium in Charleville-M'zi'res, France, 3D printing companies came together to discuss, demonstrate, and experiment with metal 3D printing technologies. The event was organized by French metal additive manufacturing firm Platinium 3D. More

Nintendo Wii-inspired $10 Microchip turns 2D ultrasound machines into 3D imaging devices

Nov.3, 2017 - Researchers from Duke University and Stanford University have used a $10 microchip to make a simple 3D ultrasound imaging device that produces scans similar in quality to CT or MRI scans. The 3D printed device works like a Nintendo Wii controller, by working out its orientation at a given point. More

Methane from Yellowstone Park: a new 3D printing material?

Nov.3, 2017 - Researchers at Montana State University are investigating an unlikely source for new 3D printer material: the methane-producing microbes in Yellowstone National Park. Recently awarded $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation, the project will leverage the little-understood methane-producing microbes that live underground Yellowstone. More

Fraunhofer ILT, Rapid Shape develop support-free 'TwoCure' resin 3D printing process

Nov.3, 2017 - German 3D printing company Rapid Shape and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT have developed 'TwoCure,' a new resin 3D printing process that is similar to DLP 3D printing but which requires no support structures. More

News Roundup: Orbital ATK, Techniplas, DWS, 3D printed silicone, 3D printed rocket motor, One-step 3D printing of catalysts

Nov.2, 2017 - The world of 3D printing technology doesn't slow down for anyone or anything, and it's not difficult to find yourself lagging behind all the recent developments. So here's another helpful round-up of stories you might have missed recently, including the University of Suffolk getting its first 3D printer, a 3D printed rocket motor being successfully tested, and more besides. More

U.S. military's 3DMAC 3D prints custom assistive devices and prosthetics for war veterans

Nov.2, 2017 - 3D printing in the military is really taking off, but it's not all 3D printed drones and weaponry: the technology is also serving an important rehabilitative purpose for soldiers who are injured and lose limbs on the battlefield. More

Google AI sees 3D printed turtle as a rifle, MIT researchers explain why

Nov.2, 2017 - Researchers at MIT have carried out an investigation into 'adversarial examples,' objects that can fool AI vision into thinking an object is something completely different. The researchers made a 3D printed turtle that fooled Google's Inception-v3 into thinking it was a gun, even from multiple angles. More

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