3D print your own modular medieval castle play-set

Jan.1, 2017 - Tim Wahlström and Sweden-based CreativeTools have unveiled their amazing modular 3D printable castle play-set. The set, which consists of over 75 individually designed 3D printable parts, can be accessed for free through Thingiverse. More

Gartner: 3D printing to accelerate in manufacturing industries in 2017

Dec.31, 2016 - Research and advisory firm Gartner has released its predictions for 3D printing technologies in 2017. Additive manufacturing is expected to grow and be adopted within a number of manufacturing industries. More

3D printing in 2016: year in review

Dec.30, 2016 - 3D printing in 2016: XJet, Nano Dimension, Carbon, and Rize did exciting things; printing giant HP entered the additive manufacturing market; and specific 3D printing technologies like 3D bioprinting reached new levels of sophistication. Here are the most important 3D printing stories of the year. More

€1,200 3D printed Youbionic hand can replace or supplement a limb

Dec.30, 2016 - Federico Ciccarese, an engineer from Italy, has announced the availability of Youbionic, a 3D printed robotic hand that can be controlled with muscle movement. The device can be used to replace a missing hand or as a supplemental second hand to increase the physical capabilities of the wearer. More

DAO-like Open3D Club lets you trade 3D printable content for bitcoins

Dec.30, 2016 - Open3D Club, a new platform for uploading 3D printable models, is hoping to transform the way that 3D content is created, shared, and used. The service, which uses bitcoins as currency, will be almost entirely decentralized, and will use an automatic payment system to provide royalties. More

Mercedes partners with FATHOM 3D printing studio on intelligent cargo space management system

Dec.29, 2016 - Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with the California-based 3D printing studio FATHOM to engineer a sophisticated cargo delivery management system. Using electromechanical tiles embedded with sensors, cargo delivery companies can now actively track packages from inside the delivery vehicle. More

New study asks: will people actually eat 3D printed foods?

Dec.29, 2016 - As 3D printed food technology grows, the question remains: will people actually eat 3D printed edibles? Researchers from the University of Canberra have conducted a survey to gauge whether people would actually consider adding some 3D printed eats to their regular diet. More

3DVerkstan's new Olsson Ruby 3D printer nozzle is ideal for printing in hard materials

Dec.29, 2016 - European 3D printer distributer 3DVerkstan has launched the Olsson Ruby 3D printer nozzle, capable of printing new abrasive materials. The new 3D printer part is available for purchase in the United States and across Europe through certain resellers. More

Russian scientist says 3D printed satellite entering orbit in 2017

Dec.29, 2016 - Alexey Yakovlev, head of the Institute of High Technologies at Tomsk Polytechnic University in Russia, has just given an update on the groundbreaking Tomsk-TPU-120, a fully 3D printed CubeSat that will be placed into orbit in 2017. More

Iranian artist challenges gender norms with awesome 3D printed Middle Eastern Goddesses

Dec.29, 2016 - In her solo exhibition at Brooklyn gallery TRANSFER, Iranian-American artist Morehshin Allahyari creates 3D printed pieces of forgotten goddesses form Middle Eastern mythology. More

Russian space agency Roscosmos to 3D print living tissue on ISS

Dec.29, 2016 - Russian scientists are planning to install and operate a 3D bioprinter aboard the International Space Station, according to an official source. They believe that microgravity conditions could actually improve the bioprinting process. More

Car fanatic makes incredible 3D printed model of Chevrolet Camaro V8 LS3 engine

Dec.28, 2016 - Maker Eric Harrell has made a working 3D printed model of a Chevrolet Camaro V8 LS3 engine. The car lover used a combination of 3D files from the internet and his own models based on images, repair manuals, and diagrams. More

RooBee One SLA 3D printer is stunning latest from RepRap guru Aldric Negrier

Dec.28, 2016 - Aldric Negrier, a Portuguese 3D printer builder and owner of RepRap Algarve, has just unveiled his latest model: the RooBee One, an SLA/DLP 3D printer with an aluminum frame. The maker has put together an Instructables tutorial which shows how to build the 3D printer from scratch. More

Scientists are one step closer to 3D printing hearts with bioprinted beating heart cells

Dec.28, 2016 - Scientists from the Sydney-based Heart Research Institute (HRI) have developed a bioprinter that is capable of 3D printing human cells that could be used to repair damaged heart tissues. The breakthrough marks a step forwards towards eventually 3D printing a whole heart. More

3D printed breathalyzer can diagnose 17 different diseases with 86% accuracy

Dec.28, 2016 - A 3D printed breathalyzer that costs as little as $29 to make has been used to 'sniff out' 17 different diseases, including Parkinson's and eight types of cancer. The device uses gold nanoparticles that react to certain exhaled chemicals, and is claimed to be 86% accurate. More

Wolfprint 3D raises $500K from investors for 3D scanning pods

Dec.28, 2016 - Estonian 3D scanning startup Wolfprint 3D, the maker of the Luna 3D scanning pod, has just announced that it has successfully raised $500,000 through a successful Seedinvest crowdfunding campaign. More

200 3D printed toys to be hidden around San Francisco for a city-wide scavenger hunt

Dec.27, 2016 - San Francisco is being invaded! By 3D printed toys, that is. 25-year-old software developer Ben Baltes has launched a city-wide scavenger hunt for 3D printed toys across San Francisco. More

South Korean government to invest further in 3D printing, AI, 5G service, and more

Dec.27, 2016 - The South Korean government has unveiled its plans to invest in a wide range of growth-driving technologies. Included in the plans are 3D printing technologies, artificial intelligence, IoT, self-driving cars, and a new 5G network. More

Concrete 3D printing startup Cazza Construction to create 3D printed buildings in Dubai

Dec.27, 2016 - Architectural 3D printing startup Cazza Construction is working with the Dubai Government to implement concrete 3D printing systems in the UAE city. Cazza will start sending engineers to Dubai in 2017 with the intention of creating 3D printed buildings. More

Dutch artist Paco Raphael creates large-scale 3D printed 'Bambi' deer sculptures

Dec.27, 2016 - Dutch artist Paco Raphael has ventured into the world of 3D with his series of 3D printed deer sculptures. Part of his "Bambies" collection, the 3D printed statues were made in collaboration with i.materialise. More

Chinese farmer builds his own construction 3D printer to make greenhouses

Dec.27, 2016 - While many companies around the globe are doing their best to push forward and advance construction 3D printing, a fruit farmer from China has taken it upon himself to create his very own construction 3D printer, which—as it turns out—actually works quite well. More

Could 3D printed Michelin tires help Tesla win Le Mans 2030?

Dec.26, 2016 - Jeroen Claus and Fabian Brees, two concept car designers from Belgium, have imagined what a Tesla entry into the 2030 24 Hours of Le Mans race might look like. The futuristic vehicle design features 3D printed Michelin tires and an augmented reality windshield. More

Create your own 3D printed 'Mutoscope' flip book machine

Dec.26, 2016 - John Croucher, the 3D printing enthusiast behind the Fail Try Again blog, has used 3D printing to create a DIY flip book machine, otherwise known as a Mutoscope. 3D printable files for the 24-frame motion picture device can be downloaded from Thingiverse. More

Overwatch fans will love this 3D printed 'Bastion' PC case

Dec.25, 2016 - Bastion, the lovable robot from the immensely popular Overwatch video game, has been turned into a 3D printed desktop computer, complete with an Intel Core i5 6200U CPU and HD Graphics 520'ample power for playing Overwatch. More

3Ders' top 15 3D printed Christmas ornaments and decorations

Dec.24, 2016 - Check out our top picks for 3D printable holiday games, decorations, accessories, and Christmas baubles! More

Smartphone and 3D printed parts combine to create cheap and easy live cell imaging

Dec.23, 2016 - Researchers at Uppsala University have invented a new way to make live cell imaging technology affordable and easy to assemble yourself. All it takes is a smart phone, a few 3D printed parts, and some off-the-shelf electronics. More

Ghanaian 3D printing startup Klaks 3D makes printers for schools using e-waste

Dec.23, 2016 - A group of students in Ghana is using recycled e-waste to build 3D printers. The group, which calls itself Klaks 3D, consists of students from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the University of Mines and Technology (UMAT). More

7-Eleven and drone maker Flirtey carry out 77 drone deliveries in Nevada

Dec.23, 2016 - Drone delivery company Flirtey has announced that convenience store 7-Eleven has used its drones on 77 autonomous delivery missions. The drones delivered flu medicine, hot food, and other items to customers' homes in Reno, Nevada. More

Four-year-old boy has xmas wish come true with 3D printed Iron Man bionic hand

Dec.23, 2016 - A four-year-old boy from Doncaster, UK is the proud new owner of a custom 3D printed Iron Man hand. More

I (do), Robot: woman to marry a 3D printed InMoov robot

Dec.23, 2016 - A woman from France is engaged to a 3D printed robot called InMoovator. According to sex robot experts, this could be a normal occurrence within the next 35 years. More

Farmers in Myanmar benefit from new 3D printed tools

Dec.23, 2016 - Yangon-based organization Proximity Designs is helping Myanmar's farmers by developing innovative 3D printed tools and equipment. More

NANORESTART conservation project looks to endangered 3D printed artworks

Dec.23, 2016 - A European research team known as NANORESTART is pushing the boundaries of modern and contemporary art conservation ' an initiative that could considerably impact the lifetimes of endangered 3D printed artworks More

3D printed prototypes that 'shred the gnar': Burton Snowboards launches Step-on Binding system

Dec.23, 2016 - International snowboarding company Burton has incorporated 3D printing into their newest product launch: an advanced Step-on Binding system which allows snowboarders increased ease and swiftness when snapping their boots onto their board More

FDA explains its role in medical 3D printing with dubstep-heavy '3 Rs of 3D printing' video

Dec.22, 2016 - Regulation, Research, and Resource. According to a new video, those three Rs are the ways in which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is concerned with 3D printing in the medical industry. More

Deloitte: 3D printing market worth $20.5B by 2020, desktop 3D printing still important

Dec.22, 2016 - A new report from Deloitte Poland has consolidated a number of 3D printing projections and forecasts, producing an aggregate projection for the market through 2025. Deloitte puts the current global 3D printing market at $4.8 billion, and expects it to reach $20.5 billion by 2020. More

Europe to explore 3D printing applications for military and defense

Dec.22, 2016 - The European Defence Agency has just announced it is launching a new defence-related Additive Manufacturing project. The initiative will explore how 3D printing technologies can benefit and be applied within the defense and military context. More

3D printer company Robo debuts on ASX, raises A$6M with IPO

Dec.22, 2016 - San Diego, California-based 3D printer manufacturer Robo is capping off an already successful year with a listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Listed as RBO, Robo managed to raise AUD$6 million with a successful public offer (the maximum subscription). More

Amazing 3D printed Vortex Dress is out of this world

Dec.22, 2016 - Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Chicago-based fashion designer Laura Thapthimkuna has just unveiled her newest creation: the Vortex Dress, a stunning galaxy-inspired piece made entirely through 3D printing More

Dutch 3D printer company dddrop adds filament detection module to new Leader printers

Dec.22, 2016 - 3D printer company dddrop has added a filament detection module to the latest models in its 'Leader' line of 3D printers. The feature was requested by dddrop customers, and the company has now fulfilled those wishes. More

3D printing company Sigma Labs receives DARPA OM Phase III award, $400K contract with Honeywell Aerospace

Dec.21, 2016 - Sigma Labs, the Santa Fe-based provider of quality assurance software PrintRite3D, has just won Phase III of the prestigious DARPA OM award, and secured a new contract with Honeywell Aerospace More

Farsoon to bring SLS 3D printing solutions to North America

Dec.21, 2016 - Chinese 3D printing company Farsoon Technologies has just announced that it will, as of now, be offering its direct-to-consumer metal additive manufacturing solutions to the North American market through its new branch, Farsoon Americas. More

$7.3M SONAMI project promotes advanced manufacturing and 3D printing in Canada

Dec.21, 2016 - The Canadian manufacturing industry is about to get a boost thanks to a $7.3 million advanced manufacturing initiative. The project, called the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation (SONAMI for short) is the result of a partnership between Niagara College, Mohawk College, Sheridan College, and McMaster University. More

Northype releases Flatforce, a universal FDM 3D printer build plate

Dec.21, 2016 - Italian 3D printer company Northype has released its new Flatforce build plate. The product's patent-pending grip technology helps reduce the risk of warping for your 3D printed parts. More

Tech community helps father develop 3D printed myoelectric elbow for 5-year-old daughter

Dec.21, 2016 - Maker Bodo Hoenen has used 3D printing to make a robotic elbow for his daughter, Lorelei. After being diagnosed with AFM, a rare, polio-like condition, Lorelei suffered near-total paralysis of her upper left arm, but the 3D printed device is helping in her rehabilitation. More

3D printer company Prusa has over $1M in funding blocked, issues warning about PayPal

Dec.21, 2016 - Czech Republic-based 3D printer developer Prusa Printers published a warning to other small but quickly growing businesses after online payment company PayPal froze over $1 million in funding. More

Engineer creates 1:25 3D printed model of new apartment to work out furniture arrangement

Dec.21, 2016 - Craig Broady, an engineer at SLA 3D printing specialist Formlabs, has used 3D printing to create a 1:25 scale model of his future apartment. Broady used the model to determine furniture arrangement in the small and awkwardly shaped apartment prior to moving in. More

3Dupndown's 3D printable model collection documents Korea's cultural heritage

Dec.20, 2016 - A division of the Korean government has announced an agreement with 3D content provider 3Dupndown to distribute 3D printable items relating to Korea's cultural heritage. The 3D printable models will include recognizably Korean historical artifacts such as celadon and white porcelain. More

3D printed gingerbread house lets you celebrate Christmas the Scandinavian way

Dec.20, 2016 - William Kempton, a design researcher at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, has made what might be the world's first 3D printed gingerbread house. The edible Christmas abode was made from a hardened gingerbread dough printed on a DeltaWASP 20 40 clay 3D printer. More

3D printed facial reconstruction aids investigation into body found in Ohio

Dec.20, 2016 - A forensic artist with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has made a partially 3D printed facial reconstruction of a woman whose remains were found in Greene County earlier this year. It is hoped that the reconstruction will help somebody to recognize and identify the woman. More

Check out SexyCyborg's 3D printed makeup palette-cum-hacker kit

Dec.20, 2016 - Chinese maker Naomi Wu, aka 'SexyCyborg', has become somewhat of a sensation within the maker community for her provocative tech wearables, including a 3D printed underlit mini-skirt and a 3D printed cropped LCD shutter top. Now, SexyCyborg is at is again with her latest creation, the 3D printed Pi Palette, the hacker's cosmetic case. More

ALTAIR Pathfinder, equipped with 3D printing tech, to launch to ISS in 2017

Dec.20, 2016 - Millennium Space Systems announced it has completed its very first ALTAIR satellite and is preparing to ship it into space. The preproduction satellite, the ALTAIR Pathfinder, has been developed for the specific purpose of demonstrating technologies such as additive manufacturing, advanced avionics, etc. More

3D print your own LED backed 1970s inspired Commodore PET classic computer

Dec.20, 2016 - As long as there are crafty makers around there will continue to be replication of classic consoles and personal computers. Adafruit has shown this once again with its tutorial on a 3D printed Commodore PET desktop classic. More

Indian engineers unveil low-cost 3D printed robotic prosthetic hand

Dec.19, 2016 - A team of engineers from the Amrita University in India have developed a new robotic 3D printed prosthetic hand. The robotic prosthetic, which can lift objects that weigh up to 400 grams and can even handle a mobile phone, was presented by the engineers at a conference in Kollum, Kerala. More

3D Systems releases 3D Sprint 2.0, new 3D print management and optimization software

Dec.19, 2016 - 3D Systems has launched 3D Sprint 2.0, a new software solution for accelerating additive manufacturing workflows for 3D Systems' plastic 3D printers. The 3D printing software reduces the need for users to divide projects among multiple software programs, resulting in a simplified printing process. More

3D printing helps Chinese doctors grow a new ear from a patient's arm

Dec.19, 2016 - A doctor from China's Kunming Medical Second Hospital of Plastic Surgery has made headlines for having used 3D printing to help grow an ear out of a patient's arm. Yes, you read that right: a doctor is growing an ear on a human's arm. Read on to find out how. More

Advanced 3D bioprinting lab to open in Cyprus in 2017

Dec.19, 2016 - The University of Cyprus recently announced that it will be opening an advanced 3D bioprinting laboratory in 2017. The lab is being initiated in partnership with IQJET ARTISIA Company and in collaboration with Russia-based NextGene Biosystem, Amur State Medical Academy, and IQDEMY SA Holding. More

Incredible 3D printed Legend of Zelda map sells for $100

Dec.19, 2016 - A video game fan has made an amazing 3D printed version of the overworld map from the original Legend of Zelda Nintendo game. After spending six months building the map in Minecraft, the keen maker then sold a 3D printed version of his creation for $100. More

Realistic 3D printed heart model made with inkjet technology to be mass produced in Japan

Dec.19, 2016 - A realistic 3D printed heart model for children could soon be mass produced in Japan. Made using an organ modeling system and inkjet 3D printing technology, the realistic heart models could soon be used for doctor training and for pre-surgical planning for children. More

Five 3D printed art projects too awesome to miss

Dec.18, 2016 - Check out a number of innovative artists who are working with 3D design and printing as a medium who help to remind us of the amazing potentials of the technology within the artistic field. More

3D printing news this week ICYMI: NASA tests 3D printed injector, Concept Laser ADAPTs, Nano Dimension delivers

Dec.17, 2016 - The week in 3D printing: NASA and Vector Space test a 3D printed engine injector, Best Buy to stock XYZprinting 3D printers, Nano Dimension supplies a Dragonfly 2020 PCB 3D printer to a leading defense company. More

The 3D printed models that can help mend a broken heart

Dec.16, 2016 - A team of researchers at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute are developing 3D printed replicas of patients' heart valves that could help save them suffering from cardiac disease. More

3D printed bones could soon aid landmine victims

Dec.16, 2016 - Researchers at the University of Glasgow could soon be growing and shipping customized, 3D printed bones to landmine blast survivors. More

How to 3D print tiny barcodes with Ember's Pattern Mode

Dec.16, 2016 - Autodesk's 'Pattern Mode' for its DLP SLA Ember 3D printer allows users to achieve very fine details on their prints. See how it can be used to 3D print tiny barcodes. More

Meet the CyBe RC 3Dp, a concrete 3D printer that moves around on caterpillar tracks

Dec.16, 2016 - CyBe Construction, a construction technology company from the Netherlands, has unveiled the CyBe RC 3Dp, a mobile concrete 3D printer that moves on caterpillar tracks. According to CyBe, the 3D printer's tank-like transport system makes it easy to use for on-site additive manufacturing. More

PostProcess Technologies races to meet demand for automated 3D printed part cleaning system

Dec.16, 2016 - PostProcess Technologies, an American startup affiliated with the University at Buffalo (UB), has cashed in on a previously untapped market in additive manufacturing: cleaning and polishing 3D printed products. More

Cornell researchers use 3D printing to create soft robotic hand that 'feels' like a human

Dec.16, 2016 - Cornell researchers have used a 3D printer and four-step soft lithography to create a soft robotic hand that can feel surfaces just like a human. Stretchable optical waveguides act as curvature, elongation, and force sensors in the 3D printed hand. More

Pilot project for teaching 3D printing in rural Indian schools launched by Mahindra Group

Dec.16, 2016 - The Mahindra Group, one of India's largest multinational conglomerate holding companies, has just launched its newest pilot project: a specialized 3D printing program for semi-urban and rural schools in India. More

Incredible four-year-old makes nine 3D printed prosthetic hands for himself and others

Dec.15, 2016 - Cameron Haight, a four-year-old North Carolina resident born with the fingers on his right hand fused together, has helped to make nine 3D printed prosthetic hands for himself and other children with limb differences. More

Ikea introduces its first 3D knitted furniture

Dec.15, 2016 - Ikea has unveiled the PS Collection, which features a 3D knitted chair. Designed with urban dwellings in mind, the chair is both compact, minimalist, and stylish. More

Korean government announces affordable 3D video capture technology for smartphones

Dec.15, 2016 - Korea's Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning has announced the finalization of a smartphone 3D video technology that has been under development since 2013. The affordable stereoscopic video capture technology could have applications in augmented and virtual reality. More

MakerBot makes 3D printing easy with collection of post-processing guides

Dec.15, 2016 - New York 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot has published six new guides to post-processing, including how to sand, glue, and paint 3D printed items. We have filtered the guides down to their most important tips. More

Hotels in 2060 could have in-room 3D printers, RoboButlers, dream machines

Dec.15, 2016 - A 'Hotels of the Future' study conducted by hotels.com predicts that hotels in 2060 will feature crazy amounts of technology, such as advanced 3D printers, touchscreen everything, morphing beds, artificial intelligence, and AR. But will the sheets be clean? More

Users of UP Mini and UP BOX 3D printers can get WiFi, smartphone control, and more via new 'UPgrade Kit'

Dec.15, 2016 - Beijing Tiertime Technology Co., Ltd., one of Asia's leading 3D printing companies, has introduced a raft of updates for its line of UP 3D printers. Existing customers can enjoy new features like WiFi connectivity, smartphone control, and blackout recovery by replacing the CPUs of their 3D printers. More

HS HI-TECH and Z3DLAB launch joint venture to open $2.5M industrial 3D printing center in Korea

Dec.15, 2016 - French additive manufacturing and advanced materials company Z3DLAB recently announced a joint venture with Korean semi-conductor expert HS HI-TECH to launch an industrial digital additive manufacturing center in Korea. More

Barilla launches Smart Pasta contest: Win €1K by designing 3D printed pasta

Dec.15, 2016 - Italian food company Barilla and contest design company Desall have joined forces to run a contest for designing innovative 3D printed pasta shapes. Barilla previously developed a pasta 3D printer that was presented at CIBUS 2016, an international food exhibition. Buon appetito! More

Loopcreative uses 3D printing to create sculptural steel clothing rack in fashion store

Dec.14, 2016 - Australian fashion brand Alquema has collaborated with Sydney-based design studio Loopcollective to manufacture and install a custom-made steel clothing rack in their new flagship store. Created using 3D modelling software and 3D printers, the breathtaking radial steel rack constitutes the main design feature of the Aussie brand's new 75 sqm space in the Queen Victoria Building. More

AES buys BAAM 3D printer, introduces large-scale 3D printing service to Northeast Ohio

Dec.14, 2016 - Akron, Ohio, is due to receive its first large-scale 3D printer later this month. Additive Engineering Solutions, an Akron-based company has announced it will be installing one of Cincinnati, Inc.'s Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) large-scale 3D printers and will have it operational by early 2017. More

Spain unveils world's first 3D printed pedestrian bridge made of concrete

Dec.14, 2016 - The city of Alcobendas in Spain has just unveiled the first ever 3D printed pedestrian bridge made entirely of concrete. More

Gambody releases 40cm 3D printed Star Wars AT-AT walker to celebrate Rogue One release

Dec.14, 2016 - 3D printed model company Gambody has unveiled its latest impressive creation: a 3D printed Star Wars AT-AT walker. The 40-cm 3D printed model was made to celebrate the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in theaters Friday, and can be downloaded for $35. More

Airbus to receive Sciaky EBAM metal 3D printing system for titanium parts

Dec.14, 2016 - Metal additive manufacturing solutions company Sciaky, Inc. recently announced that it will be delivering its industrial Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) 110 System to multinational aircraft manufacturing company Airbus. The additive manufacturing system will be delivered this month. More

Spanish hospital integrates 3D printed custom medical tools for cardiovascular surgery

Dec.14, 2016 - A hospital in Spain has begun integrating specialized 3D printed instruments into certain extracorporeal surgical operations. Used by cardiovascular surgeons, the 3D printed medical tools have been used successfully for 30 separate procedures over the past year. More

GE moves forward with takeover of 3D printing companies Arcam AB, Concept Laser

Dec.14, 2016 - GE, the multinational digital industrial company, has executed on its agreement to acquire a 75% stake in German 3D printing company Concept Laser, and will take full ownership over the next few years. GE has also purchased 76.15% of Swedish additive manufacturing company Arcam AB. More

The NexD1 multi-material PolyJet 3D printer can print embedded circuit boards

Dec.14, 2016 - Out of all of the 3D print technologies popular today, PolyJet has always been restrictive due to its high price tag. A new Kickstarter for the NexD1 PCB-printable, multi-material 3D printer is offering the technology for under $5000 hopes to change that. More

Arconic to supply 3D printed nickel, titanium parts for Airbus airplanes

Dec.13, 2016 - Metal alloy developer Arconic, which is growing out of an Alcoa spin-off, has entered into two agreements to supply Airbus 3D printed metal parts for the airplane maker's commercial aircraft. More

Airbus wins German Federal Ecodesign Award for 3D printed Bionic Partition

Dec.13, 2016 - Airbus APWorks GmbH, a subsidiary of German aerospace giant Airbus, recently announced that it has won the Federal Ecodesign Award for its Bionic Partition design concept. The Bionic Partition was additively manufactured by APWorks using its innovative Scalmalloy material. More

First pre-clinical data for Organovo's 3D bioprinted liver tissue shows promise

Dec.13, 2016 - 3D bioprinting company Organovo Holdings, Inc. has just presented data that demonstrates how its 3D bioprinted human liver tissue is surviving and sustaining functionality implanted in animals. More

Cypriot 3D printer company Ilios 3D closing its doors

Dec.13, 2016 - Demetris Zavorotnitsienko, founder of Cypriot 3D printer developer Ilios 3D, has announced the imminent closure of the company, citing a lack of funding and general operational difficulties. More

NASA awards Pitt researchers $500K to advance metal 3D printing simulations

Dec.13, 2016 - NASA's Space Technology Research Grants Program recently awarded grants to university-led ESI project proposals. Among those given grants were ANSYS, Inc. and a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering. The team from Pitt was awarded $500K to move forward their AM research. More

Titan Robotics improves large-scale Hyperion 3D printer with welded steel frame, larger build volume

Dec.13, 2016 - 3D printer manufacturer Titan Robotics has unveiled the latest version of its large-format Hyperion FDM 3D printer. The new 3D printer has a larger 24 x 24 x 24 inch (61 x 61 x 61 cm) build volume, a heavy-duty welded steel frame, and an improved heated build chamber. More

Get your feet in a pair of Adidas' new $333 3D printed running shoes

Dec.13, 2016 - Adidas has just released its new "3D Runner" shoes, which are made up of a 3D printed mid-sole and a Primeknit upper. The 3D printed shoes are available in limited quantities and are retailing for $333. More

3D printed model of The District Detroit development helps garner support for the project

Dec.13, 2016 - Olympia Entertainment has teamed up with Stratasys to create 3D printed miniature models of its new Little Caesars Area and its The District Detroit development project. The extremely detailed 3D printed models have helped to raise awareness and draw support to the new Detroit-based development. More

MESO-BRAIN initiative receives €3.3M to 3D nanoprint brain's neural networks

Dec.12, 2016 - Researchers at Aston University, a British research and educational institution based in Birmingham, are attempting to replicate the brain's neural networks using 3D nanoprinting techniques. The project, called MESO-BRAIN, will use pluripotent stem cells generated from adult human cells. More

3D printed surgical aid helps UAE doctors save woman's kidney

Dec.12, 2016 - A team of doctors in Dubai have successfully removed a kidney tumor with the help of a transparent, patient-specific 3D printed surgical aid. Not only did the 3D printed aid help them to carefully plan their surgical process for removing the tumor from the patient, but it allowed them to shave an hour off the total operation time. More

Giant 3D printed Death Star in downtown Madrid sees Spain turn to dark side

Dec.12, 2016 - A giant 3D printer in downtown Madrid is currently fabricating a huge two-meter-wide 3D printed 'Death Star' to promote the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The large-scale 3D printer was provided by US company ErectorBot. More

Student 3D prints functional hand prosthesis for only $15

Dec.12, 2016 - Ryan Bouricius, a university physics major from Ithaca College, has once again demonstrated how 3D printing technologies can be used to create functional and very affordable prosthetic hands. The student's innovative design is capable of gripping, catching, and even writing. More

Indian 3D printing company Divide By Zero: our patented Advanced Fusion Plastic Modeling should replace FDM

Dec.12, 2016 - Mumbai-based 3D printer startup Divide By Zero has introduced its patented Advanced Fusion Plastic Modeling 3D printing technology, a new additive manufacturing process capable of precisely controlling the temperature and flow of material. More

Monkeys undergo successful 3D printed blood vessel transplant in major stem cell biotech breakthrough

Dec.12, 2016 - Scientists in China have announced a breakthrough in stem cell biotechnology after their 3D bioprinted stem cell grafts implanted in monkeys were able to promote vascular tissue regeneration. Merging of a 3D printed blood vessel with the organic aorta was achieved in just seven days. More

ALT goes green with upcoming Indiegogo campaign for recycled 3D printing filament

Dec.12, 2016 - Earlier today, ALT LLC announced its new Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for producing high performance, recycled 3D printing filament made from everyday plastic waste. The campaign is expected to launch later this month. More

More 3D printed firearms seized by officials in Australian crime raid

Dec.12, 2016 - Not even a month ago, Australian authorities seized a number of submachine guns that were made using 3D printers during a drug raid in the Gold Coast. Now, in an even more recent raid, officials announced that they had discovered more firearms which appeared to be made from 3D printed parts. More

Swedish teen with neurofibromatosis walks again with 3D printed hip implant

Dec.11, 2016 - Researchers at Skane University Hospital in Sweden have collaborated with 3D printing company Materialise to put teenager Fanny Fellesen back on her feet with a new 3D printed hip implant. More

Duke University's eNABLE chapter pushes boundaries of 3D printed prosthetics

Dec.10, 2016 - Two senior students at Duke University are pushing the boundaries of both prosthetics and 3D printing with their most recent collaboration: a prosthetic hand with exchangeable tools that perform different functions. More

Could hospitals of the future utilize disposable 3D printers to fabricate 3D printed organs?

Dec.9, 2016 - Sartorius Stedim Biotech, a biomanufacturing specialist based in Göttingen, Germany, has been awarded a patent for a disposable, single-use medical 3D printer that could be used to create sterile, biologically safe 3D printed organ models, bioprocessing equipment, and much more. More

HTC launches Vive Studios, VR gaming and content studio to rival Oculus

Dec.9, 2016 - Over the past few days, attendees of VRX 2016 expo have been treated to a slew of new virtual reality innovations. Perhaps ones of the most exciting announcements there came from HTC, maker of the HTC Vive VR viewer, which presented Vive Studios, a new development and publishing studio for virtual reality content. More

Ponta Scan 3D scanning software promises professional results even from budget $100 3D scanners

Dec.9, 2016 - In the world of 3D scanning, most of the low-cost options produce less-than-desirable results. A new Kickstarter campaign for Ponta Scan gets you high resolution results without breaking the bank. More

Mount Sinai launches Medical Modeling Core, multidisciplinary 3D printing service for clinicians

Dec.9, 2016 - Mount Sinai Health System has launched the Medical Modeling Core, a service through which clinicians can order 3D printed models for specific cases. The service will be the first of its kind to cater to the unique patient-specific modeling requirements of clinicians at Mount Sinai. More

MICRON3DP introduces high-res glass 3D printer capable of 100-micron layer thickness

Dec.9, 2016 - Israeli company MICRON3DP is hoping to shatter 3D printing expectations with its innovative glass 3D printer, capable of high resolution printing and layer thicknesses of as little as 100 microns. More

See the design and 3D printing process behind XRobots' incredible Star Wars droids (BB-8 included!)

Dec.9, 2016 - James Bruton, the British electronics whiz behind the website XRobots, has used 3D printing to create a trio of functional droids from the Star Wars universe. Bruton recently uploaded a new video of the brilliant 3D printed BB-8, R6 (R2-D2), and GNK in action. More

Fast 3D printing for a fast motorcycle: Alta Motors races ahead with Carbon's CLIP technology

Dec.9, 2016 - Alta Motors, a Californian electric motorcycle brand, has been using CLIP 3D printing technology from 3D printer manufacturer Carbon to 3D print road-ready motorcycle parts made from Carbon's RPU material. More

3D scans and 3D models unearth secrets of Egyptian mummies at new British-Australian exhibit

Dec.8, 2016 - Six Egyptian mummies have been virtually unwrapped using cutting-edge 3D scanning and 3D modelling software at a joint British-Australian exhibition. Never examined in such close detail before, the ancient mummies date back as early as 900 BCE. More

Researchers turn 2D photos into eerily lifelike 3D face models using neural networks

Dec.8, 2016 - A team of researchers from USC have used a complex neural network system to transform simple 2D photographs into highly detailed, eerily accurate 3D facial models. More

New 01 measuring device doubles up as inch-perfect 3D curve scanner

Dec.8, 2016 - 01, an ultra-compact dimensioning instrument from Canadian startup InstruMMents Inc, can now be used as a precise 3D curve scanner. Users simply roll the pen-shaped device over 3D objects to accurately record the exact shape and size of said object. More

Wacker to introduce first 3D printed customizable chewing gum

Dec.8, 2016 - German chemical company Wacker has announced it will be unveiling two world firsts within the candy industry: 3D printed gum, and a CANDY2GUM technology for candy that turns into gum as you chew. More

Oventus opens Australian 3D printing facility for O2Vent sleep apnea device

Dec.8, 2016 - Australian company Oventus Medical has launched a new 3D printing facility for the production of its O2Vent sleep apnea device. The facility was launched in partnership with CSIRO and is located on CSIRO premises. More

Armbot 3D printer with articulated robotic arm could be yours for $399

Dec.8, 2016 - There is almost no doubt that the 3D printers of the future will bare little resemblance to what we see today. Armbot, a $399 articulated arm 3D printer inspired by automotive robots, hopes to push current boundaries to the next level, and is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. More

Experts approve 3D printed nuclear reactor component in China

Dec.7, 2016 - Less than a month ago, the China Nuclear Power Research Institute and Nanfang Additive Manufacturing Technology 3D printed a pressure vessel cylinder for an ACP100 nuclear reactor. That critical 3D printed part has now passed a technical appraisal from experts. More

3D printed sculpture buried in time capsule under Manchester's new transport hub

Dec.7, 2016 - A 3D printed sculpture commissioned by Manchester Metropolitan University has been buried in a time capsule underneath the new St Peter's Square tram stop in Manchester. More

Higher resolution DLP 3D printing of microstructures made possible by 'wobulation' technique

Dec.7, 2016 - A team of researchers in Korea have demonstrated how a novel 'wobulation' technique can actually enhance the resolution of nanostructures made through flow lithography. The technique uses Digital Light Processing (DLP) and could have many applications, including drug delivery, bioassays, cell carriers, and improving DLP 3D printing. More

In ten years, you could fly to the moon aboard a 3D printed rocket for only $10,000

Dec.7, 2016 - Moon Express, the brainchild of billionaire Naveen Jain, has announced its first unmanned mission to the Moon will commence in 2017. Next year's rocket mission will cost a whopping $5 million USD, but due to the Silicon Valley-based company's use of additive manufacturing, Jain predicts the same mission will cost a jaw-dropping $10,000 in a decade. More

Type A Machines offering Series 1 Pro 3D printer, Tungsten Carbide hot-end, BuildTak FlexPlate for $4,295

Dec.7, 2016 - Type A Machines, a Californian manufacturer of FFF 3D printers, has announced the Series 1 Pro Enterprise Bundle, featuring an industry-first Tungsten Carbide hot-end and BuildTak FlexPlate System. The kit costs $4,295. More

This bird wears tiny 3D printed safety goggles to fly through lasers

Dec.7, 2016 - A team of researchers from Stanford University created a pair of tiny 3D printed goggles to fit on a bird. The bird wore the goggles to safely fly through a sheet of lasers for an experiment about animal flight. More

Nufood is inviting you to take part in a 3D printed food tasting experience

Dec.7, 2016 - The people behind the nufood 3D printer have launched a Kickstarter campaign that is inviting you to take part in one of their many 3D printed food tasting experiences. The nufood eateries will be popping up in various European cities from February until April. More

Louis Vuitton opens stunning 3D printed pop-up shop in Australia

Dec.7, 2016 - Australian 3D printing company OMUS has teamed up with luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton to create a large scale 3D printed installation at its pop-up shop in Sydney. The installation was 3D printed using a Massivit 1800 3D printer. More

Inchvilles for Nintendo 3DS will feature 3D printable toys-to-life figurines

Dec.7, 2016 - Hungarian gaming studio Moragami Games, creator of Pazaru and Goony, is releasing a new 3D printable toys-to-life game for the Nintendo 3DS. The new game, Inchvilles, allows players to design their gem-collecting character in game before 3D printing a one-inch replica of that character. More

Ultra-functional 3D printed prosthesis could monitor blood pressure and heart rate

Dec.7, 2016 - A student from Malta is designing an ultra-functional 3D printed prosthetic arm that can monitor blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels. The myoelectric prosthesis would enable its user to perform a range of actions through muscle movement, and would be 3D printed with embedded electronics. More

3D printed kidney models help determine doses for nuclear medicine

Dec.6, 2016 - A team of researchers from the University of Wurzburg in Germany has demonstrated how 3D printed organ models could have an important role in testing dosage amounts of radioactive materials for clinical prototyping within the field of nuclear medicine. More

WinSun, Jiayuan to implement 3D printing in landscaping, gardening projects

Dec.6, 2016 - Hong Kong property developer Jiayuan International Group has joined forces with Chinese 3D printing and construction company WinSun. Jiayuan will apply WinSun's 3D printing technology to landscape gardening and outdoor products, with a view to 3D printing buildings. More

Roboze heads North, partners with Swedish 3D printer reseller

Dec.6, 2016 - Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze recently announced a new partnership with 3D printing supplier 3D-Center. The partnership consists of a distribution agreement through which 3D-Center will resell Roboze's 3D printers in the Nordics, Baltics, and Poland. More

Capture 360-degree video with a 3D printed mount and 4 Sony cameras

Dec.6, 2016 - Virtual reality and 360 video specialist SUMO has created a 3D printed camera mount which turns four Sony a7S II cameras into a 360-degree video camera. The $359 rig, which costs over $16,000 with cameras included, can achieve 6,000-pixel resolution in limited light. More

New 'Printone' design tool lets you 3D print wind instruments in crazy shapes

Dec.6, 2016 - 'Printone' is a new interactive design tool that allows users to create their own 3D printable wind instruments in virtually any shape or form. The tool, which utilizes interactive sound simulation feedback, can help to create a wide range of 3D printed wind instruments. More

New AE12 binder jetting 3D printing material from Additive Elements promises reduced porosity

Dec.6, 2016 - Additive Elements, a German specialist in binder jetting 3D printing, has unveiled a new material system suitable for the 'extremely economical production of functional plastic parts.' The acrylic-based AE12 system was developed for Voxeljet 3D printers, but can also be used on others. More

Sri Lanka to buy 3D printed Xian Y-20 military transport aircraft

Dec.5, 2016 - The Sri Lankan government has just announced that it is thinking about purchasing the Chinese-made Xian Y-20 aircraft to be used as a combination military and transport plane. The Xian Y-20 aircraft is the first cargo aircraft to be made with 3D printing technology. More

Renishaw uses 3D printing to improve efficiency of Land Rover BAR yacht

Dec.5, 2016 - British engineering company Renishaw has used its metal 3D printing expertise to improve the performance of the Land Rover Ben Ainsley Racing (BAR) yacht. The boat now uses a 3D printed sheave case and other metal 3D printed parts. More

3D printed Jaipur foot prosthetic launches in 4-month pilot project

Dec.5, 2016 - The popular Jaipur foot, which has helped millions of people with disabilities, is getting a revamp thanks to 3D printing technologies, a Google grant, and the IIT-Bombay. The 3D printed foot will be launched this month with a four-month pilot project. More

Perrier-Jouet commissions 3D printed ice bucket made from ground-up grapes

Dec.5, 2016 - San Francisco architect Andrew Kudless, founder of Matsys, has unveiled Strand Garden, a special collection created in partnership with Perrier-Jou't, a champagne producer with a history collaborations with Art Nouveau artists. The collection features a 3D printed ice bucket made from grapes. More

ORNL, Ames Laboratory awarded $5M to advance metal 3D printing powders

Dec.5, 2016 - The Ames Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) were recently granted $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advance Manufacturing Office (AMO) to advance the production and composition of metal alloy powders used in additive manufacturing. More

3D printed lung model could become new standard for testing of inhaled drugs

Dec.5, 2016 - Scientists from the Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic have used 3D printing to develop a functional model of a human lung. The researchers say the 3D printed lung could be used to simulate the effect of inhaled drugs for respiratory conditions. More

Microsoft 3D Builder upgrade features support for Windows 10 Mobile and XBox

Dec.5, 2016 - Microsoft has just unveiled some exciting new upgrades for its Windows 10 integrated 3D design and printing app, 3D Builder. Among them are compatibility with Windows 10 Mobile and Xbox One consoles. More

ICYMI: Stratasys advances 3D printing in healthcare, 3D scanned scrotum, more

Dec.3, 2016 - At the end of what has been a very busy week for the 3D printing world, here are some more notable stories for you to catch up on: from Stratasys advancing its medical 3D printing, to a 3D scanned scrotum sculpture, to a 3D scanning education contest and more. More

3D printing news this week ICYMI: 3D printed magnet breakthrough, Concept Laser and Swisslog partner

Dec.2, 2016 - During a week in which many people opened up the first two doors of their advent calendar, we were busy opening up press release after press release concerning the latest 3D printing news and innovations: a 3D printed magnet breakthrough, a 3D printed robotic arm for $450, and much more. More

These 3D printed human organ simulations were so realistic they fooled trained professionals

Dec.2, 2016 - Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have developed a new way to fabricate human organ simulations that look and feel almost exactly like the real thing. Sacks of red dye that 'bleed' when cut have helped to fool even nurses and physicians into thinking the organs are the real thing. More

Dobot M1: the affordable desktop robot arm that 3D prints, laser-engraves, solders, and more

Dec.2, 2016 - Dobot is creating buzz with its newest Kickstarter campaign for the Dobot M1, an affordable desktop robot arm that 3D prints, laser-engraves, solders, picks up and places, and more. The campaign has already blown through its $100,000 goal. More

Nine-year-old girl to receive new ear thanks to 3D scanning and printing tech

Dec.2, 2016 - The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh is using 3D printing technology to make a new ear for nine-year-old Anya Storie. Born with the congenital condition microtia, Anya has always had an underdeveloped right ear which has affected her hearing. More

NASA will 3D print your laugh in space with new 'laugh app'

Dec.2, 2016 - One month from now, one lucky chuckler will be chosen to have their laugh 3D printed in outer space by NASA, and released into orbit for eons to come. The initiative is part of the #Laugh art project headed by Israeli artist Eyal Gever. More

Audi to send 3D printed Lunar Quattro rover to the moon in 2017

Dec.2, 2016 - German auto manufacturer Audi has partnered with Berlin-based engineering group Part-Time Scientists to launch a 3D printed moon rover into space. The rover, a squat WALL-E-esque machine, is called the Lunar Quattro, and was developed as part of the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. More

3D printed dog nose could help detect explosives

Dec.2, 2016 - A team of researchers has taken inspiration from the way dogs 'sniff' odors to develop a new 3D printed device capable of detecting explosives and other contraband up to 18 times more effectively than other detection systems. More

3D printing brings stretchable, bendable, twistable 'bionicTOYS' to life

Dec.2, 2016 - A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for bionicTOYS, a set of (currently) 3D printed 'flex-bricks' designed to bring bionics into construction-based play. The toys will be funded and produced via injection molding if 30,000 euros are pledged by December 23. More

3D printed ear art installation contemplates its own existence

Dec.2, 2016 - Multimedia artist Saurabh Datta has created an insightful installation revolving around a 3D printed ear. In 'Ears after all,' a mounted hearing post 'listens' to words spoken into it, then searches Wikipedia and online dictionaries for the meaning of those words, and how they may be relevant to its own existence. More

Chronio, Arduino-powered 3D printed smartwatch, lasts half a year on a single charge

Dec.2, 2016 - With smartwatches bringing back the popular wristwatch that has been with us for centuries, there is no wonder the 3D printing community is contributing to the scene. The Chronio is a power-efficient 3D printed smartwatch that can run up to half a year on a single battery. More

Loopa 3D printed looping microphone officially launches for $119

Dec.1, 2016 - Cambridge, UK-based company Sonuus has officially launched its 3D printed looping microphone, the Loopa. The 3D printed mic, which is capable of looping, overdubbing, and more, is retailing for $119. More

SHINING 3D unveils new and updated EinScan 2.0 3D scanner

Dec.1, 2016 - SHINING 3D, the leading consumer-class 3D digitizing and printing system in China, has unveiled an exciting new update taking place on December 5th. Meet EinScan 2.0, the newest software version of the EinScan Series 3D Scanner. More

Crayons from 3D printed molds surpass crowdfunding goal, all proceeds go to children's charity

Dec.1, 2016 - Christian McKechnie and Ben Lees, the two ad executives behind Monster Crayons, have announced their charitable crayons will hit stores in early 2017. More

Made In Space, Braskem create 3D printable 'green plastic' for 3D printing in space

Nov.30, 2016 - Thanks to a partnership between Made In Space and Braskem, astronauts on the International Space Station can now 3D print with "green plastic," a material made from sugarcane. The first 3D printed part made using the material was a pipe connector for a vegetable irrigation system. More

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