3D printing materials company Dutch Filaments acquired by Mitsubishi Chemical

Mar.5, 2018 - Dutch Filaments BV, a 3D printing filament producer from the Netherlands, was recently acquired by the Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation via its wholly owned Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers Europe (MCPP) business. More

Artist creates amazingly realistic tree sculpture using 3D printing pen & wood filament

Mar.5, 2018 - Artist Martin Binder has created a four-meter-long birch tree sculpture using a 3D printing pen and a wood-plastic composite filament. The piece, called 'Portrait of a Birch,' is currently on display in Berlin at the Super Bien! Greenhouse for Contemporary Art. More

3D printing used to make spare parts in AMADEE-18 Mars simulation mission

Mar.5, 2018 - A student from Texas A&M has demonstrated how 3D printing can be used to help future settlers on Mars. The demonstration was part of the recent AMADEE-18 simulation mission organized by the Austrian Space Forum and the Oman National Steering Committee. More

Russians take AR selfies with 40-ft Vladimir Putin

Mar.5, 2018 - A 40-foot 'hologram' of Vladimir Putin has been installed near the Olympic Training Center in Tyumen, Russia. Those looking to catch a glimpse of the augmented reality President (dressed in judo gear) must first install an app on their phone. More

The future of healthcare: 3D printing and VR 'video games' for doctors

Mar.5, 2018 - GE Healthcare has identified 3D printing and immersive VR 'video games' as some of the technological advancements that are changing modern healthcare. Doctors can now use VR headsets like the Oculus Rift to get 'inside' a patient's body parts. More

Students develop chocolate 3D printer that prints on water

Mar.5, 2018 - Students from Sweden's Lund University have been developing chocolate 3D printers. And while we've seen chocolate 3D printing before, the students are trying out an original method that uses a bed of water to cool the chocolate layers as they are printed. More

Moti Digital 3D prints 12-foot-tall skeleton for Mexican Festival of Light

Mar.4, 2018 - Moti Digital, a 3D printing service in Mexico, has used Massivit's large-format additive manufacturing technologies to create a giant skeleton installation for the Mexican Festival of Light in the city of Guadalajara. More

No business? 3D print your own magnetic signage

Mar.4, 2018 - Maker Junhoo Lee has put together a handy Instructables guide for 3D printing your own signage for shop windows and other places. Lee says the project is super easy but super effective. More

Top 3D printing stories of the week: 3D printed camper, Optomec, Naomi Wu, more

Mar.4, 2018 - February's final week saw some exciting new 3D printing releases, including the CARBOPRINT 3D printing service and a new Optomec 3D printer. 3Ders got the chance to interview maker Naomi Wu, world records were broken, and one maker got us all feeling sentimental. More

Manchester scientists 3D bioprinting brain structures for neurodegenerative disease treatments

Mar.4, 2018 - Scientists from the University of Manchester are exploring the use of 3D bioprinting to aid in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. 3D bioprinting technology could be used to produce models and structures that closely mimic the neurovascular unit (NVU). More

Boom! Australia commits $2M to 3D printed explosives research

Mar.4, 2018 - Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group, a public-funded Australian R&D organization specializing in energetics materials, is researching the viability of 3D printed explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics. The research could lead to the production of 'advanced weapons systems.' More

This 3D printed 'Thing' hand is the perfect charging stand for your Apple Watch

Mar.3, 2018 - If you get snowed in this weekend, here is a fun 3D printing project to occupy your time...literally. 3D print your own Apple Watch stand inspired by 'Thing' from the Addams family. More

NASA test-fires partially 3D printed RS-25 engines to highest power level yet

Mar.2, 2018 - NASA has tested its Space Launch System (SLS) engines up to 113 percent thrust level, the highest RS-25 power level achieved to date. The hot fire featured a test of an RS-25 flight controller, as well as a 3D printed engine component. More

'Neon Nom Noms' are the 3D printed cakes you wish you were eating

Mar.2, 2018 - Chef Steph Keefe is doing some pretty magical things with 3D printing in the kitchen. As Head Chef of Budmen Industries' Techno Test Kitchen, Keefe and her team have been using 3D printing to make a stunning selection of digitally designed cakes. More

CIMON: Airbus & IBM build giant 3D printed 'flying brain' to help astronauts solve problems

Mar.2, 2018 - Airbus and IBM are developing CIMON (Crew Interactive MObile CompanioN), an AI-based assistant for astronauts for the DLR Space Administration. The ball-shaped robot with the friendly face is 3D printed in plastic and metal. More

Are seashells the future of eco-friendly 3D printing? One TU Delft student thinks so

Mar.2, 2018 - After devouring a big plate of seafood, you might be left with a dish of discarded shells. For one Dutch student, this plate of empty shells was the source of inspiration for an innovative 3D printing project. More

Farsoon sets sights on Europe with new German 3D printing subsidiary

Mar.2, 2018 - TCT Asia 2018 has seen a few companies come to the fore this week. Perhaps most notable is Farsoon, a Chinese 3D printing company founded in 2009 that specializes in plastic laser sintering and laser metal melting technologies. More

Aurora Labs' Powder Production Unit could produce 5.5 tons of 3D printing powder per day

Mar.1, 2018 - Australian 3D printing company Aurora Labs has completed the prototype of its Powder Production Unit (PPU), which can produce high-quality 3D printing powders at a low cost. These powders can be used in Aurora Labs' large-format 3D printer. More

UK's AMT to supply post-processing tech for Farsoon 3D printers

Mar.1, 2018 - The latest news from TCT Asia 2018 comes from Chinese 3D printer developer Farsoon, which has announced a new partnership with UK company Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT). More

3D scanning used for visual effects in Blade Runner 2049

Mar.1, 2018 - Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott's heralded Blade Runner (1982), is nominated for Best Visual Effects at the upcoming Academy Awards. And rightfully so: from the film's stunning colors to the dystopian architectural landscape, the film is a cinematic marvel. More

A Chinese company has built a flying 3D printer...and it works

Mar.1, 2018 - Chinese 3D printer company DediBot has showcased a flying - yes, flying! - 3D printer at TCT Asia 2018. The company's Fly Elephant 3D printer, currently in its concept stage, could theoretically print structures of unlimited size. More

BASF: new PA 3D printing material with Farsoon, BigRep partnership, more

Mar.1, 2018 - German chemical company BASF is kicking its 3D printing division into high gear with a number of new announcements, including partnerships, restructuring, and more. More

3D printed 'retroreflectors' help researchers wirelessly charge a smartphone using lasers

Mar.1, 2018 - Engineers at the University of Washington have used 3D printing to create a wireless smartphone charging system. The system uses a narrow, invisible laser beam, and can potentially charge a smartphone as quickly as a standard USB cable. More

Amazing 3D printed hyperspectral imagers can be mounted on drones

Mar.1, 2018 - A team of researchers in Norway has developed a low-cost, 3D printed hyperspectral imager device which could be installed on drones to give them advanced imaging capabilities. The drone-mounted device can be made for as little as $700. More

Stratasys launching new metal 3D printer, posts 2017 financial results, sees stock fall 16.48%

Mar.1, 2018 - A double dose of big news from Stratasys, which has announced a new metal 3D printing technology alongside its full year 2017 financial results. Its revenue for 2017 was $668.4 million, compared to $672.5 million in 2016, which resulted in falling shares yesterday. More

New Zealand students 3D print titanium engine for recyclable, eco-friendly car

Mar.1, 2018 - A team of students from New Zealand's University of Canterbury has designed and 3D printed a titanium engine for an eco-friendly car. The AM engineering feat is reportedly a world first. More

Harvard researchers' 3D printed soft robots can sense movement, pressure, temperature

Feb.28, 2018 - Researchers at Harvard University have developed a platform for creating 3D printed soft robots with embedded'sensors'that can sense movement, pressure, touch, and temperature. The researchers are calling it a 'foundational advance' in soft robotics. More

Massive 'Plastic Madonna' being 3D printed from 100,000 plastic bottles in the Netherlands

Feb.28, 2018 - Klean, a Dutch organization dedicated to reducing and reusing plastic pollution, is recreating one of the most iconic female figures in art history, the Madonna, using plastic waste and 3D printers. More

Maker Profile: Naomi 'SexyCyborg' Wu on being a woman in tech, 3D printed wearables, more

Feb.28, 2018 - Over the last few years, Naomi 'SexyCyborg' Wu has become one of the most popular makers in the 3D printing community, as well as one of the most outspoken women in the field. 3Ders got the chance to speak with Naomi about her remarkable position in the maker community. More

CARBOPRINT: new carbon 3D printing service from ExOne, SGL Group

Feb.28, 2018 - ExOne, an industrial 3D printing company based in North Huntingdon, PA, has partnered with SGL Group to make 3D printed carbon and graphite components under the brand name CARBOPRINT. More

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