Hexcel invests in OPM to advance carbon-fiber reinforced 3D printed parts

May.31, 2016 - Stamford, Connecticut-based materials company Hexcel has recently announced that it has made a significant and strategic investment into Oxford Performance Materials (OPM). The investment marks a new partnership between Hexcel and OPM, a leader in advanced materials and additive manufacturing. More

Onshape's FeatureScript lets 3D CAD users create their own built-in parametric features

May.31, 2016 - Onshape, the collaborative, cloud-based 3D CAD system, has released FeatureScript, a new open programming language that lets users create and modify parametric features. The language can be used to create 3D printing-specific functions, such as internal geometry modifiers. More

TNO and TUe launch 3D printing research centre for smart electronics, medical devices and more

May.31, 2016 - The TNO and Eindhoven Technological University are opening a 3D printing research center to develop smart and personalized 3D printed electronics, medical devices, pills, and other marketable products. More

3D printed walking robot expresses human-like movement and moods

May.31, 2016 - A robotics designer has created a 3D printed walking robot that mimics human gait and can express distinct moods, from confidence to depression, via it's body language. More

3D printed antiquities with Autodesk and Freer Sackler Museum‏

May.31, 2016 - In their latest project, along with help from the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office, the Freer|Sackler Museum employed Autodesk Remake (previously Autodesk Memento) to create a highly detailed digital replica of a life-size limestone figure of the Cosmic Buddha. More

Chinese doctors used 3D printing to successfully treat 8-month old with craniosynostosis

May.31, 2016 - A team of surgeons from the Shanghai Children's Medical Center have used a 3D printed surgical guide to help them successfully operate on 8-month-old Jia Jia, who suffered from craniosynostosis. Now, a week after the surgery, the child has a round shaped head which will allow his brain to develop normally. More

nScrypt and NovaCentrix hybrid 3D printer named winner of 2016 Innovations Auditions

May.31, 2016 - nScrypt and NovaCentrix's novel 3D printing system for creating complex electronics has been awarded top prize at this year's RAPID Innovations Auditions competition. More

€3M grant to fund oil extraction and water safety won thanks to 3D printed sensor rich smart rock

May.31, 2016 - The study of the porous tendencies of rock formations is being enhanced by the introduction of 3D printed smart rocks thanks in part to a '3 million research grant. With it, the team hopes to mimic natural rock with 3D printed, sensor rich replications. More

Nottingham Uni to establish '3D printing materials libraries' with £3.5m EPSRC grant

May.31, 2016 - Researchers at Nottingham University in Great Britain have been awarded a £3.5m grant by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish a series of 3D printing materials libraries. The project will involve investigating the formulation of new materials. More

3D concrete printing market worth $56.4M by 2021

May.30, 2016 - According to a report published by MarketsandMarkets, the 3D concrete printing market could grow from $24.5m in 2015 to $56.4m by 2021, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.02%. The report suggests that concrete printing can be cheaper and faster than other construction methods. More

KPMG manufacturing report: 25% already invested in 3D printing, 31% 'definitely will' over next 2 years

May.30, 2016 - According to KPMG International's 2016 Global Manufacturing Outlook (GMO), a quarter of manufacturers have invested in 3D printing, with a further 31% certain to invest over the next two years. The report showed that manufacturers are generally adopting aggressive strategies to achieve growth. More

Tinkerine Studios loses $311,223 in fiscal Q1 2016

May.30, 2016 - Desktop 3D printer manufacturer Tinkerine Studios has today released its financial results for the fiscal period ending March 31, 2016. More

Hello Kitty 3D printing concept store opens in Shanghai, China

May.30, 2016 - Hello Kitty, the iconic and ubiquitous character developed by Japanese company Sanrio in the 1970s, has gone through many decades of merchandising and media representations. To keep up with the latest trend of 3D printing technologies, the company has launched a Hello Kitty 3D Print Concept Store at Shanghai Mart in Shanghai, China. More

SugarCUB3D, the food 3D printer that is helping kids learn basic programming

May.30, 2016 - 3D printing technologies have been used in a number of innovative ways to get kids excited about STEM education. Recently, a team of students from the University of Illinois have found another, dare I say delicious, way of teaching kids about 3D printing and basic programming concepts through their Computer Science senior project, SugarCUB3D.' More

DJI and Shapeways launch 'Search and Rescue 3D Printing Design Contest'

May.30, 2016 - Shapeways and drone manufacturer DJI have partnered to launch a maker challenge that has the potential to save lives. The challenge, called the Search and Rescue 3D Printing Design Contest, is asking makers and designers everywhere to create 3D printed accessories for DJI's Phantom 4 drone to optimize its search and rescue capabilities. More

All aboard the FabBus! Aachen Center for 3D Printing installs 12 printers on converted double-decker

May.30, 2016 - The Aachen Center for 3D Printing has transformed an old Berlin city bus into the 'FabBus', a mobile 3D printing classroom containing 8 workstations and 12 3D printers. The Center drives the FabBus to both schools and businesses, allowing students and employees get hands-on 3D printing experience. More

HanseYachts builds first 10-meter long 3D printed hull

May.30, 2016 - German yacht and motor boat manufacturer HanseYachts AG has announced that it has integrated 3D printing technologies into its yacht design and production by 3D printing a 10-meter hull for its Hanse 3D15 yacht. More

Chinese doctors use 3D printed grafts in two successful ankle joint deformity surgeries

May.29, 2016 - Chinese surgeons from the Southwest Hospital of the Third Military Medical University have developed a new treatment method for ankle joint deformity surgeries that relies on 3D printed grafts and is far more efficient than conventional methods. More

Meet 'Shellmo', the modular 3D printable robot with a heart

May.29, 2016 - Sho Yoshida, a Japanese engineer, has designed a 3D printable robot called 'Shellmo'. The machine consists of four technical 'layers', and is entirely open source, enabling makers to build, hack, and even sell the 3D printed bot as they please. More

INPRO FIRST unveils INCUBE3D Start DLP 3D printer, available for €899

May.29, 2016 - INPRO FIRST has unveiled its first open-source DLP 3D printer, the INCUBE3D Start. The printer, which has a build volume of 140mm x 80mm x 170mm, is available both as a kit (€899 - €1,499) and a finished unit (€1,899, starting August). More

Create a 3D avatar for Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’

May.28, 2016 - It's your opportunity to submit your 3D printed art to be presented within an upcoming blockbuster ovie directed by Steven Spielberg. More

Dutch Design Studio 3D prints a stunning scaled-down replica of 17th century warship from Rotterdam

May.28, 2016 - Rotterdam-based Design Studio '& designshop' collaborate with a varied collective of skillsets to 3D print a stunning scale model of 17th century galleon ship. More

3D printed wind turbine could power cell towers in rural India, say student competition hopefuls

May.28, 2016 - A team of students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has used 3D printing to create blades for a wind turbine which could be used to power cell towers in rural India. The team is building the turbine for a national competition run by the American Wind Energy Association. More

Haruka Misawa's 3D printed aquascapes will make you wish you were a fish

May.28, 2016 - Japanese artist Haruka Misawa has created a series of truly stunning aquarium aquascapes with the help of 3D printing technologies. With her designs, the artist is bringing the craft of aquascaping to a new, more technological level. More

Lawrence Livermore researchers discover what causes tiny flaws in metal 3D printing

May.27, 2016 - Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have discovered that microscopic flaws in metal parts made with laser powder-bed fusion 3D printing are caused by a denudation process caused by the laser's movement and heat. More

Open source wifi enabled 3D printer controller Franklin speeds up with new release

May.27, 2016 - The increasing accessibility of 3D printing has much to do with open-source strides. Michigan researchers have developed a cutting edge open-source wireless controller worth checking out. More

Autodesk & UC Berkeley reveal three approaches to more biofriendly SLA 3D printing materials

May.27, 2016 - A team of Autodesk and UC Berkeley researchers have determined three biologically-based solutions to improving the safety and sustainability of SLA 3D printing resins. More

European Parliament calls for common and competitive 3D printing strategy

May.27, 2016 - The European Parliament met this week for the second Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing European Conference, where it highlighted the pressing need for a common 3D printing strategy. More

BCN3D Technologies releases open source files for BCN3D Sigma 3D printer

May.27, 2016 - Recently, Barcelona based 3D printer developer BCN3D Technologies decided to further embrace the additive manufacturing open-source philosophy with their latest initiative, Open Source 360º. As part of the initiative, the company has announced that it will share all of its engineering, design, and fabrication information used in the manufacturing of their flagship product, the BCN3D Sigma 3D printer. More

Printable Scenery launches modular, 3D printable table-top terrains on Kickstarter

May.27, 2016 - NZ-based company Printable Scenery launch Kickstarter Campaign to deliever an exciting new range of 3D printed, modular terrains for table-top gaming. More

Repurposing Portland Stone Waste with the Novi 3D Printer

May.27, 2016 - Jack Biltcliffe, in collaboration with ASTUDIO and the Portland Sculpture and Quarry Trust, developed Novi, a 3D printing mechanism designed from the ground up to work with the extrusion of limestone slurry. The project is an effort to repurpose limestone quarry waste. More

BioInspiration releases 2.85mm version of eco-friendly WillowFlex 3D printing filament

May.27, 2016 - BioInspiration, a Berlin-based startup specializing in environmentally friendly 3D printing materials, has announced that its WillowFlex premium eco-filament is now available in 2.85mm format. The larger filament will initially come in three colors: Charcoal, Engine Red, and Natural. More

GE Oil & Gas opens new additive manufacturing line at plant in Talamona, Italy

May.27, 2016 - General Electric has opened a new additive manufacturing line, which will use laser technology to 3D print end burners for gas turbine combustion chambers, at the GE Oil & Gas plant in Talamona, Italy. An automated nozzle production line has also been opened. More

Take a look inside China's largest 3D printing innovation center

May.26, 2016 - Chinese 3D printing company SHINING 3D opens its new headquarters in the Zhejiang 3D Industrial Zone in Hangzhou, China. The big opening ceremony, which took place yesterday (May 25, 2016), revealed what is expected to be China's largest existing 3D printing innovation center. More

Stratasys Appoints IBM Veteran, Tim Bohling as Chief Marketing Officer

May.26, 2016 - Industrial 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys today named IBM veteran Tim Bohling as its Chief Marketing Officer. Bohling joins the company's leadership team and will lead Stratasys worldwide marketing strategies. More

3D printed titanium suffers from porosity that can cause breakage, CMU study reveals

May.26, 2016 - A new study from Carnegie Mellon University has revealed that 3D printed titanium alloy parts suffer from porosity that decreases a part's strength and cannot be avoided by changing the 3D printer's settings. More

Formlabs updates Castable Resin for 3D printing jewelry and partners with Gesswein

May.26, 2016 - Formlabs, the Somerville, Massachusetts-based 3D printer manufacturer and SLA specialist, has launched an updated version of its Castable Resin 3D printing material, a material suited to 3D printed jewelry, and announced a partnership with Gesswein, a global supplier of jewelry making tools. More

Materialise and Microsoft partner to launch cloud-based 3D printing solution

May.26, 2016 - 3D printing company Materialise NV has just announced a partnership with Microsoft Corp. through which users of Microsoft's 3D printing platform will directly gain access to i.materialise's cloud-based platform. The collaboration will allow makers using applications such as 3D Builder to order 3D prints of their models directly through the app.' More

Wear your favorite moments with 3D printed Windswept jewelry by Love & Robots

May.26, 2016 - Everyone's favorite moments in life are linked to various factors, like what you were doing, who was there, where you were, whether the sun was shining. Love & Robots, a Dublin based jewelry tech brand, has found a unique and elegant way of capturing those moments through their most recent 3D printed jewelry collection, Windswept. More

Students successfully launch Vulcan-1 rocket with fully 3D printed engine

May.26, 2016 - A team of students from UC San Diego's Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS UCSD) program successfully launched their Vulcan-1 rocket this past Saturday, making it the first rocket with a fully 3D printed engine to be launched by a university research group. More

REALview introduces augmented reality into 3D modeling for optimal prints

May.26, 2016 - Danish 3D printing company Create it REAL has just announced the launch of their new product, REALview, a feature which integrates augmented reality into the company's 3D printing platform. The innovative slicer program was unveiled earlier today in Paris at the Inside 3D Printing exhibition and is receiving much buzz. More

Australia: Senior Mongol bikie arrested after 3D printer and firearm equipment found at home

May.26, 2016 - Australian bikie Shane Middleton, believed to be a senior member of the outlawed Mongol gang, has just been arrested after a 3D printer, firearm equipment and drugs were found at his home near Melbourne. More

Singapore researchers unveil 3D-printed customised pills

May.26, 2016 - Researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed new 3D printed drugs that can be completely customized in terms of dosage and release rates to suit each and every patient. More

Zortrax's latest promo offers 5 spools of free filament with the purchase of the M200 3D printer

May.26, 2016 - In celebration of having reached an impressive 100k fans on Facebook, Polish 3D printer company Zortrax has launched a hard to beat promotion through its online store. The promo, which will go on until May 31st, offers customers the chance to buy the Zortrax M200 3D Printer and receive 5 spools of 3d printing filament and worldwide shipping for free. More

Norsk Titanium announces $10M investment from Harbert European Growth Capital Fund

May.26, 2016 - Norwegian metal 3D printing pioneer Norsk Titanium AS today announced it has closed a $10 million growth debt facility with Harbert European Growth Capital Fund I (HEGCF) as part of the company's current aerospace production financing round. More

Airbus files patent to 3D print entire exterior of its next-generation aircrafts

May.26, 2016 - 3D printing has been used by the aerospace industry for years now. From prototyping to end-use seat trays, they have adopted the technology with much enthusiasm. Airbus plans to go one step further by patenting a process to 3D print the entire exterior of their planes. More

Irina Tosheva's latest collection flaunts 3D printed pieces made on a Zortrax 3D printer

May.25, 2016 - Macedonian fashion designer Irina Tosheva has used 3D printing to create unique pieces for her latest collection, 'Riza", which has been showcased at events in Kosovo and Macedonia. The designer worked with MK3D, a Macedonian 3D printing service provider, to print the pieces on a Zortrax 3D printer. More

Artist Amy Karle is growing a human hand with 3D printed scaffolds and stem cells

May.25, 2016 - Artist Amy Karle has dedicated her work to exploring the relationship between the human body and technologies like 3D printing. Her most recent project, called 'Regenerative Reliquary', continues this exploration with a special focus on how the body and human cells can live outside the body through the creation of a human hand. More

Fuel3D secures €1.7M EU Horizon 2020 funding for 3D scanning eyewear solution

May.25, 2016 - Fuel3D, a 3D capture and imaging company based in Oxford, UK, has been awarded €1.7 million in funding from the SME instrument branch of the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The funds will be used to support Fuel3D's face-scanning system for customized eyewear. More

3D printed surgical model used for first time in British NHS, aids removal of prostate tumor

May.25, 2016 - In a milestone moment for the British National Health Service (NHS), surgeons have used a 3D printed replica of a patient's cancerous prostate to aid surgery on the gland. The procedure was carried out at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London. More

Autodesk Memento 3D mesh developer becomes official product as Autodesk ReMake

May.25, 2016 - Autodesk has just revealed that Memento, their 3D mesh developing beta program, has graduated and has become an official Autodesk product called ReMake, packed with automated tools for generating high resolution 3D images. More

Nano Dimension and Accellta partner to create high-speed 3D printer for stem cells

May.25, 2016 - 3D printing electronics company Nano Dimension has partnered with biotech firm Accellta to create a high-speed, high-precision 3D bioprinter for stem cells. The companies have just announced they have successfully lab-tested a proof of concept for the 3D bioprinter, which could have a big impact on the industry. More

Arkema and HP reveal material development collaboration for Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer

May.25, 2016 - HP has just revealed that they will be working together with Arkema through their Open Platform to develop new 3D printable materials for their groundbreaking Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer. More

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