Tramontana's ultra-rare, bespoke sports cars now available with 3D printed parts

Feb.28, 2017 - Barcelona-based automobile manufacturer AD Tramontana has teamed up with 3D printing bureau (and fellow Catalonian company) Eceleni to develop 3D printed components for its latest vehicles. The 3D printed car parts include dashboard components and wiper shafts. More

University of Tasmania prof granted $630K to advance 3D printing, portable analytical systems

Feb.28, 2017 - Professor Michael Breadmore, from the University of Tasmania, has received a $630K grant to conduct research on 3D printing and portable analytical systems. As part of the research, Breadmore and his team will work with Taiwanese 3D printer company Young Optics to develop a high-resolution, high-speed 3D printer. More

Hong Kong police use 3D printing to make detailed scale replicas of crime scenes

Feb.28, 2017 - A police unit in Hong Kong has purchased new 3D printers to help speed up the production of scale models of crime scenes. These painstakingly detailed recreations are used in criminal investigations as well as in court to test witnesses' testimony. More

Dual-head S2 3D printer sees Stacker targeting education, manufacturing, design markets

Feb.28, 2017 - Stacker, LLC, a 3D printer manufacturer whose debut printer was brought to life via Kickstarter in 2015, has returned with its second-generation 3D printer, the S2. The S2 is an industrial-grade FDM 3D printer with two print heads, and is available at an early bird price of $4,995. More

How 3D printing helped create Ghost in the Shell's robot geisha masks

Feb.28, 2017 - Adam Savage and Richard Taylor from the Weta Workshop have given audiences a glimpse into how the special effects magic of the upcoming Ghost in the Shell film were realized. See how 3D printing played a part in making the film's stunning robot geisha masks. More

Type A Machines partners with BriteLab to accelerate Series 1 3D printer production

Feb.28, 2017 - Hoping to keep up with growing global demand for its award-winning Series 1 3D printer line, Type A Machines is entering a manufacturing contract with BriteLab. The facility offers all the benefits of being locally based, as well as a holistic product development experience that offers faster manufacturing than any offshore company. More

Poland's first major satellite plant announced, 3D printed prototypes underway

Feb.28, 2017 - The Polish company SatRevolution S.A. has just announced plans for the country's first satellite production facility that will collaborate with foreign industry players in the production of small spacecrafts. SatRevolution's Swiatowid will be the first commercial satellite produced in Poland, with two Rusalka PhoneSat nanosatellites soon to follow. More

UCLA researchers combine 3D printing with machine learning to develop medical sensors

Feb.28, 2017 - A team of researchers at UCLA have designed a new prototype for a plasmonic detector, used to pick up signs of diseases and infections. The device makes use of 3D printing and machine learning, giving it a wide scope for modification as well as allowing to be made more cheaply and efficiently. More

Porous 3D printed scaffolds could help athletes with ACL injuries recover faster

Feb.28, 2017 - Researchers at the Mayo Clinic's tissue engineering and biomaterials laboratory in Rochester, MN have created a porous 3D printed scaffold implant for patients undergoing ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction. The 3D printed scaffold can facilitate bone regeneration. More

Celiacs rejoice: WASP is developing a gluten-free food 3D printer!

Feb.28, 2017 - Italian 3D printing company WASP, perhaps best known for its large-scale BigDelta 3D printer, has announced it will be expanding its 3D printing technology into a new field: food 3D printing. More specifically, gluten-free food 3D printing. More

Thai startup Etran wants to put 3D printed electric scooter taxis on the streets of Bangkok

Feb.27, 2017 - Etran Group, a Thailand-based startup, is planning to launch a taxi service that uses 3D printed electric motorcycles. The company is hoping to raise 300 million Thai Baht ($8.6 million) to fund the venture, which could commence operations as early as September. More

Introducing Vida cDLM, EnvisionTEC's latest resin 3D printer for the dental market

Feb.27, 2017 - 3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC is preparing to launch a new product, adding to its line of Vida dental 3D printers. The new 3D printer, Vida cDLM, will be showcased by EnvisionTEC this Friday at LMT Lab Day in Chicago, IL. More

3D printing company Materialise reports total revenue increases of over 12% in 2016

Feb.27, 2017 - Materialise, one of the global leaders in 3D printing software and services, has released its fourth quarter 2016 and full year financial results. Overall, the numbers indicate positive growth for the Belgium-based 3D printing giant. More

Sound-shaping 3D printed metamaterials could be used to fight cancer and improve personal audio

Feb.27, 2017 - Researchers from the University of Sussex in the UK have used special 3D printed bricks to build sound-shaping metamaterials that can direct sound waves. The materials could be used to create audio hotspots or to destroy tumors using high-intensity ultrasound. More

French doctors successfully implant custom airway stent made with 3D printing

Feb.27, 2017 - A team of doctors from the CHU hospital in Toulouse have successfully implanted a 3D printed custom tracheobronchial prosthesis, marking a world first for the medical community. The implant was designed and manufactured in partnership with Anatomik Modeling, a Toulouse-based startup that specializes in custom-made 3D implants. More

FABtotum launches FABUI COLIBRI 3D printing OS for Personal Fabricator 3D printer

Feb.27, 2017 - Milan-based 3D printing company FABtotum has launched FABUI COLIBRI, an operating system for FABtotum 3D printers. The OS will be in beta for around 40 days, after which it will automatically update with improvements and fixes. More

CSIRO and Anatomics 3D print titanium and polymer sternum implant in medical world first

Feb.27, 2017 - CSIRO recently partnered with Melbourne-based medical implant company Anatomics and a team of UK doctors to implant a 3D printed titanium & polymer sternum into a 61-year-old patient. The operation marked the first time that a 3D printed sternum made from titanium and a synthetic polymer had been implanted. More

This year's Oscar statuettes 3D printed in upstate New York

Feb.26, 2017 - This year the iconic Oscar statuettes were 3D printed by Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry in upper New York state. More

Kamp Studio's 3D printed espresso set combines elegance and sustainability

Feb.26, 2017 - The renowned design brand Kamp Studio has just released a new collection of sleek homeware and wearables including a stunning espresso set. While New Zealand-based designer Daniel Kamp has always been drawn to experimental ways of creating, his new Kemp Collection is particularly notable for combining 3D printing with traditional handcrafting. More

Malaysia's 3D printed mini-wonderland a whopping 17,000 square feet

Feb.25, 2017 - A team of ambitious young makers in Malaysia has completed a 17,000 square foot miniature wonderland, after 8 years of 3D printing. MinNature Malaysia can now officially count itself as Malaysia's largest miniature exhibition. More

Make your own 3D printed light-up Lego bricks

Feb.25, 2017 - DIY project site Adafruit has just released a new tutorial for 3D printing your own light-up Lego bricks. Made with tiny battery-powered LED lights, the Adafruit project is functional with any Lego-compatible brick, and offers several different colour options. More

Twindom launches improved Twinstant Mobile Full Body 3D Scanner

Feb.24, 2017 - 3D scanner company Twindom has launched an updated version of its 3D body scanner, the Twinstant Mobile. Perks of the upgrade include increased portability and faster setup time: the new Twinstant Mobile takes one person 20 minutes to set up, an improvement on the previous 45-minute setup time. More

Researchers use 3D printing to make 'digital mechanical metamaterials' that function like machines

Feb.24, 2017 - A group of researchers from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany has devised a technique for 3D printing "digital mechanical metamaterials"'that can be used to create complex'devices such as combination locks. The metamaterials contain special spring-loaded cells that can trigger signals. More

3D bioprinted conduits can effectively promote nerve regeneration (now in rats, soon in humans)

Feb.24, 2017 - Researchers from Kyoto University in Japan have used 3D bioprinting to create tubular conduits that can regenerate damaged nerve cells. The group used a Regenova 3D bioprinter from Cyfuse Biomedical. More

ProtoCycler: the desktop filament maker aiming to make 3D printing more sustainable

Feb.24, 2017 - ReDeTec is looking to impact desktop 3D printing in a big way by making it more environmentally sustainable and cost efficient. With its all-new ProtoCycler machine, the Toronto-based startup is offering makers an efficient way to reuse and make their own 3D printing filament at home. More

Kickstarter backers of $179 Tiko 3D printer won't be getting refunds, says folding startup

Feb.24, 2017 - Tiko 3D, the company behind the Tiko Unibody 3D Printer, has wound down operations, despite raising almost $3 million from its debut Kickstarter campaign. Backers yet to receive a Tiko 3D printer, which users have described as faulty and inaccurate, will not receive a refund. More

Australian hospital adopts 3D printing to make patient-specific bone models for preoperative planning

Feb.24, 2017 - Surgeons from the Mackay Base Hospital in Queensland, Australia are using 3D printers to produce life-size, patient-specific bone models to help in the treatment of broken or fractured bones. It is the first hospital in the Queensland region to do so. More

Singapore-based Structo unveils high-resolution MSLA DentaForm 3D printer

Feb.24, 2017 - Singapore-based 3D printer company Structo has launched what it is hailing as the 'world's fastest dental mold 3D printer.' Dubbed the DentaForm, the new 3D printer was unveiled today at the Association of Orthodontists Singapore (AOSC) 2017 show at Marina Bay Sands. More

Russian programmer 3D prints real-life Terminator, complete with AI and moving parts

Feb.23, 2017 - A programmer in Russia has built a replica of the T-800 from The Terminator, equipped with a sophisticated AI 'brain.' The robot's head is fully functional, and works in sync with the AI software in order to respond to commands and answer questions. More

Take a look inside 3D printing filament company ColorFabb's new headquarters

Feb.23, 2017 - 3D printing filament company ColorFabb has just moved into a new state-of-the-art facility in Belfeld, The Netherlands. The move is a vast departure from ColorFabb's previous headquarters, which company representatives say is indicative of the company's ambitious future vision. More

LifEnabled makes 3D printed prosthetics more accessible with DigiScan 3D app

Feb.23, 2017 - The LifEnabled, Inc organisation is working to produce prosthetics for some of the most impoverished communities. It is implementing 3D printing and scanning into its work more and more, as it offers the potential to make the design process more widely accessible and to cut the production time in half More

3D printing helps Native Union design stylish 'Eclipse' charging hub

Feb.23, 2017 - Tech accessory design studio Native Union has developed a compact and sleek charging hub that keeps your USB cables and devices organized and accessible. The new product, called the Eclipse, was developed with the help of 3D printing. More

Reify 3D introduces new Contour software for Solus DLP 3D printer

Feb.23, 2017 - Reify 3D, the Taiwan-based company behind the Solus 3D printer, has released Contour, a new software platform designed exclusively for its 3D printer. If you are already the owner of a Solus 3D printer, you can upgrade your existing software to Contour for $99 per license. More

California prof says 3D printed Mars habitats should be made from Martian soil, not ice

Feb.23, 2017 - Behrokh Khoshnevis, an engineering professor at the University of Southern California, is working with NASA to develop a system for 3D printing habitats on Mars made of powder-like materials found on the planet. More

Fabrisonic granted 10th patent for ultrasonic additive manufacturing technology

Feb.23, 2017 - Ohio-based metal 3D printing company Fabrisonic LLC has been granted a U.S. patent (number 9,446,475) for a process to co-locate the additive and subtractive elements of its ultrasonic additive manufacturing equipment. More

Polymaker secures $5M in 2nd round funding, appoints Jeffrey L. Walters as VP of Business Development in Americas

Feb.23, 2017 - Polymaker announces a new round of VC funding and the appointment of Jeffrey L. Walters as VP of Business Development, Americas. More

Cubicure's new 'hot lithography' 3D printing process uses polymers with enhanced properties

Feb.22, 2017 - At the Vienna University of Technology, research in material properties has led to the development of a new way of 3D printing. Cubicure, the start-up created as a result of their work, has developed a new process using liquid photopolymers for 3D printing that have significantly enhanced properties. More

Polish researchers 3D print affordable preoperative liver model using FDM technology

Feb.22, 2017 - A team of researchers from the Jagiellonian University Medical College in Poland has successfully 3D printed a preoperative planning model of a human liver for only $150. The research project demonstrates that 3D printed, patient-specific surgical models can be made at an affordable cost using accessible 3D printing technologies. More

32-year-old undergoes successful face transplant thanks to 3D printing and the Mayo Clinic

Feb.22, 2017 - A medical team from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota has successfully completed a facial transplant for 32-year-old patient Andrew Sandness. The incredibly complex procedure, which required over 50 hours of surgery, was made possible in part thanks to 3D printing technologies, which were used to produce 3D models and surgical guides. More

Robotics company ABB acquires Spanish 3D scanning innovator NUB3D

Feb.22, 2017 - ABB announced today that it is acquiring the Spanish 3D technology startup NUB3D. The two companies have collaborated in the past, with ABB's robotics and cloud computing solutions complemented by NUB3D's range of 3D scanning devices made for quality control and inspection. More

Reports: Disney acquires 'world's first 3D printed toy' company MakieLab

Feb.22, 2017 - MakieLab, a UK-based company that had made custom 3D printed dolls since 2012, has reportedly been acquired by Disney. MakieLab has history with the US entertainment giant, having been part of the Disney Accelerator startup scheme in 2015. More

3D printed modular satellites could help Boeing cut costs

Feb.22, 2017 - Aerospace company Boeing is planning to use 3D printing in an effort to produce cheaper satellites in a shorter timespan. The 3D printed modular satellites would also require fewer workers to build. More

Stratasys partners with Team Penske to bring 3D printing to NASCAR, IndyCar racing

Feb.22, 2017 - 3D printing giant Stratasys has entered into a technical partnership with Team Penske, an American professional stock car and open-wheel racing team. The partnership will see Stratasys support Team Penske by providing equipment and services across its NASCAR and IndyCar racing platforms. More

Ohio boy with heart in wrong place breathes freely for first time after 3D printing-assisted surgery

Feb.21, 2017 - Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio have used 3D printing to operate on boy with Heterotaxy syndrome, a rare birth defect. Doctors said the boy's heart seemed to have 'two right sides' and no left, giving him serious breathing difficulties. More

AR startup Magic Leap acquires Dacuda's 3D scanning division

Feb.21, 2017 - Augmented reality startup Magic Leap has acquired the 3D scanning division of Dacuda, a Zurich-based software company. The announcement comes a week after rumors of the acquisition first broke. More

Farsoon's 3D printed turbojet engine passes 100,000 rpm test

Feb.21, 2017 - Farsoon Technologies, a Chinese 3D printing company, has announced the successful testing of its 3D printed turbojet engine rotor pieces. The company says its 3D printed turbojet engine parts passed the 100,000-rotations-per-minute test. More

Open Bionics wins $1M prize from UAE for 3D printed bionic arms

Feb.21, 2017 - 3D printed prosthetic hand maker Open Bionics has taken home the International UAE Robotics for Good Award, a recognition that includes $1 million in funding. The award, which was presented to the UK-based startup this past Saturday, was given out as part of the UAE AI & Robotics Award for Good competition. More

Dutch company 3D4Makers creates stronger 3D printing materials with pioneering air jet extrusion system

Feb.21, 2017 - 3D4Makers, a Netherlands-based developer of 3D printing materials, has devised a new way to extrude filament that does not require water. The company's multiple jet air cooling system can cool extruded 3D printing filament as effectively as water while reducing overall production time. More

333D secures exclusive rights for doob's 3D scanning tech in Australia and NZ

Feb.21, 2017 - Australian 3D printing company 333D announced this morning that it has secured the exclusive rights to market doob Group AG's 360-degree photogrammetry technology in Australia and New Zealand. 333D will use doob Group's 3D scanning technology to create 3D printed miniature figurines. More

Oerlikon partners with TU Munich and Skoltech to advance industrialization of 3D printing

Feb.21, 2017 - Swiss industrial tech company Oerlikon has signed research partnerships with the Technical University of Munich (TU Munich) in Germany and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Russia to advance additive manufacturing technologies and surface solutions. More

Giuseppe Finizia's popular 3D printed PCB workstation gets 'crane arms' update

Feb.20, 2017 - Giuseppe Finizia, creator of a popular 3D printed PCB workstation released in 2015, has published an updated version of his project, complete with crane arms. The 3D printed workstation can be downloaded for free. More

New video shows ONO smartphone 3D printer in action

Feb.20, 2017 - The developers of the ONO smartphone 3D printer have released a demonstration video of the 3D printer in action. Backers of the ONO Kickstarter campaign can expect to receive their ONO 3D printers by the end of March. More

Apple reportedly acquires Israeli facial 3D scanning software company RealFace

Feb.20, 2017 - Apple has reportedly bought Israeli company RealFace for around $2 million. Founded in 2014, Tel Aviv-based RealFace is known for developing facial recognition technology. The acquisition has triggered more rumors that Apple will be integrating biometric features into upcoming iPhone models. More

Dotty Digital launches DottyAR 3D model viewer on IOS, plans exciting AR 3D printing feature

Feb.20, 2017 - DottyAR, the cloud-based 3D model viewer for augmented reality model viewing, is now available on IOS. Dotty Digital, the company behind the 3D platform, is also developing two new DottyAR features that will be implemented later this year. More

Printable Scenery launches 3 new 3D printable wargaming and RPG sets on Kickstarter

Feb.20, 2017 - New Zealand-based Printable Scenery has released a new set of 3D printable set pieces designed for Wargames and RPGs via a Kickstarter campaign. The stunning new additions to its already impressive collection of 3D gaming models include The Rampage Castle, Time Warp: Europe, and Time Warp: The Americas. More

AR startup Daqri builds incredible 3D printer that can print with holograms

Feb.20, 2017 - Daqri, a startup specializing in augmented reality devices, has created a hologram-powered 3D printer. The machine uses a complex DLP-style curing system, and is currently capable of printing small objects like paperclips. More

3D printed 'Genius' book commemorates 100th anniversary of Einstein's theory of relativity

Feb.20, 2017 - To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, the Albert Einstein Foundation is launching a 3D printed book in the shape of the Nobel Prize's winner's recognizable face. The book, called "Genius: 100 Visions of the Future" was designed by renowned artist Ron Arad. More

VisLab's 3D printed VR headsets help students visualize the end of the world

Feb.19, 2017 - Matthew L Faerber, director of the Visual World Investigate Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, has built a set of 3D printed virtual reality / augmented reality headsets that he uses to demonstrate the effects of climate change. More

Analogue Loaders is playful 3D printed stop-motion homage to the dreaded loading screen

Feb.18, 2017 - Raphael Vangelis has created a playful stop-motion homage to the dreaded loading screen. The London-based filmmaker, who spends long nights simply staring at his computer screen, decided to transform the symbols into something analogue and playful using 3D printed models. More

3D scanning and modeling help restore Queen Elizabeth II's wedding cake

Feb.17, 2017 - Engineers from the University of Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) have teamed up with the British Sugarcraft Guild (BSG) to recreate a full-sized replica of Queen Elizabeth II's wedding cake, all with the help of 3D scanning and modeling technologies. More

Preserving Syria's heritage: 3D printing helps restore Palmyra busts destroyed by ISIS

Feb.17, 2017 - Restoration experts in Rome have used 3D printing to repair two damaged busts salvaged from the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria. A number of the city's buildings and artifacts have been damaged or destroyed by ISIS, who took control of the city in 2015 and then again in December 2016. More

Australians use 3D printing, VR to bring local dinosaur back to life

Feb.17, 2017 - After more than 200 Leaellynasaura bone fragments were found in New South Wales, Australia, scientists are using 3D printing and virtual reality (VR) technology to bring the dinosaur 'back to life' at the National Wool Museum in Geelong. More

Strata and Reliance partner to explore aerospace 3D printing in UAE and India

Feb.17, 2017 - Strata Manufacturing PJSC, an Abu Dhabi-based aero-structure manufacturing company, has partnered with Mumbai-based Reliance Defence Limited (RDL) to develop and collaborate on aerospace composite manufacturing capabilities, including 3D printing. More

3D printed custom-made motorcycle could break 250 mph world record

Feb.17, 2017 - Mike Eaton of Jessco Racing, a local motorcycle builder in Bellingham, Washington, is trying to break the world record for fastest land speed in the 3000 CC class ' and this summer he may finally be able to do it, thanks to 3D printed engine components. More

Researchers optimize 3D print infill structures by mimicking natural bone tissue

Feb.17, 2017 - A joint team of researchers has turned to the natural world for inspiration in creating incredibly strong yet low density parts that borrow heavily from patterns found in our bones. Their infill optimization process could help to 3D print stronger, more efficient parts. More

3D printed humanoid 'Roboy Junior' an AI breakthrough

Feb.17, 2017 - Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Swiss robotics group Devanthro have 3D printed a four-foot robotic humanoid complete with tendons, muscles, and bones. Meet Roboy Junior, the first prototype of the Roboy initiative, which recently scored substantial funding from additive manufacturing heavyweight EOS. More

India: First 3D printed titanium vertebrae implant helps 32-year-old woman walk again

Feb.17, 2017 - Doctors in India have helped a 32-year-old woman back onto her feet by rebuilding part of her spine with 3D printed vertebrae in a first-of-its-kind procedure. The patient had been suffering from spinal tuberculosis. More

3D printed Bobby Tailor luxury vehicles let kids ride in style

Feb.16, 2017 - German company Bobby Tailor is taking the standard of children's toy vehicles up a few notches. The company's luxury (and customizable) Bobby cars, which cost over €3,000, are made with the help of 3D printing technologies. More

NASA launches first ever 3D printed space art into orbit

Feb.16, 2017 - A 3D printed 'laugh sculpture' has officially become the first major artwork to be made in space. Printed aboard the International Space Station's (ISS) famed zero-gravity 3D printer, the unique art project was born from the mind of Israeli artist Eyal Gever. More

Students at UC Berkeley reduce 3D printing waste with new recycling scheme

Feb.16, 2017 - Two students at UC Berkeley have developed a new system for dealing with plastic waste from 3D printing on campus. The college has over 100 printers and produces 600 pounds of waste, which this new project intends to completely recycle for use in new projects. More

Tiny 3D printed camera lens could give drones eagle-eye vision

Feb.16, 2017 - A team of researchers from the University of Stuttgart in Germany have developed 3D printed lenses that can be used for miniature camera surveillance systems. The lenses, which employ 'foveated imaging,' come close to mimicking natural vision by offering a super-sharp central focus and wider peripheral vision than other cameras. More

Is MakerBot close to the brink? Stratasys-owned 3D printer company lays off 30% of workforce

Feb.16, 2017 - Stratasys-owned 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot has announced a 'restructuring plan' that will see 30% of its workforce laid off. The New York City-based 3D printer maker went through a downsizing of similar proportions in 2015. More

3D printed straws just made McDonald's 'suck' even more

Feb.16, 2017 - Engineers from NK Labs and JACE have used 3D printing to create the STRAW, a multi-hole drinking straw designed to suck evenly from each contrasting half of the new McDonald's Chocolate Shamrock Shake, made to celebrate St Patrick's Day. More

Swiss dental company Straumann seeks 3D printing partner

Feb.16, 2017 - Straumann, a dental solutions company based in Basel, Switzerland, has announced it is seeking an official 3D printing partner. The Straumann Group is one of the world's leading providers of dental implants, restorative products, and services. More

DMG MORI acquires 50.1% of shares in SLM 3D printing company REALIZER

Feb.16, 2017 - German machine tool manufacturing company DMG MORI has acquired 50.1% of shares in German additive manufacturing company REALIZER GmbH, strengthening the company's 3D printing technology offerings. More

Poland's first supercar, Arrinera Hussarya, contains 3D printed parts from OMNI3D

Feb.15, 2017 - Polish sports car manufacturer Arrinera Technology has teamed up with local industrial 3D printer manufacturer OMNI3D to 3D print parts for Arrinera Hussarya, Poland's first supercar. OMNI3D, known for its industrial FFF 3D printing solutions, says it helped manufacture functional prototypes for the supercar, as well as final parts. More

UK 3D printing specialist AMT receives £625K to develop post-processing machine

Feb.15, 2017 - Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT), a 3D printing company based in Sheffield, UK, has been awarded '625,000 ($778,000) by Innovate UK to develop an automated post-processing machine for 3D printed polymer parts. The development project will last two years. More

3D printing to go mainstream in the Asia-Pacific market by 2018

Feb.15, 2017 - A new report released by IDC FutureScapes has predicted the mainstream adoption of 3D technology in the Asia-Pacific region by 2018. The increasing accessibility of the technology in the APeJ will allow established companies to enter the market. More

Customize your own 3D printed diamond necklace, made in the heart of Antwerp's Diamond District

Feb.15, 2017 - Belgian diamond brand Baunat has teamed up with mass customization startip Twikit to launch the Twikit Tool for Baunat Customized: an online tool that lets shoppers design their own diamond name necklace. Using 3D printed molds and expertly handcrafted diamonds, customers can have their name cast in G VS2 diamonds, on their choice of 18 karat gold chain. More

Metal 3D printing company Intech DMLS develops India's first jet engine series

Feb.15, 2017 - Indian manufacturing company Intech DMLS, which specializes in metal 3D printing solutions, has announced it is developing India's first locally made jet engine series. The jet engines will be destined for small aircraft such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Remote Controlled Aircraft. More

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announces plans for UK's largest 3D printing centre

Feb.15, 2017 - The Mayor of London has announced a new proposal to transform the Thames Estuary into a global creative hub. The UK's largest 3D printing centre, which will be established in a new facility for the production of large-scale artworks, forms a major part of his plans. More

3D printing at home will save you money down the line, says new study from MTU

Feb.14, 2017 - If you've been looking for definitive proof that your desktop 3D printer saves you money, or have been wondering whether it's worth investing in your own 3D printer, a new study coming out of Michigan Technological University says that 3D printing at home does indeed save you money. More

DIY 3D printed Raspberry Pi laptop case integrates official Pi display

Feb.14, 2017 - Matthew Rose-Innes, a maker from South Africa, has built a Raspberry Pi 'laptop' using the Pi Foundation Display and a 3D printed casing that incorporates a keyboard and touchpad. The laptop is part of a wider trend for printing cool housings for the tiny Pi computer. More

Researchers reveal how to build 3D printed bio-bots

Feb.14, 2017 - Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have spent the past few years working on the development of a new class of bio-bots, which use muscle cells, 3D printed scaffolds, and electrical and optical pulses to move. Now, the team has decided to share its research so that anyone can make their own 3D printed bio-bot. More

Soda Locker: a 3D printed vending machine that fits in your locker

Feb.14, 2017 - Instructables user Blake Hawkins, a Kansas 17-year-old with a passion for making, has built an incredible 3D printed vending machine designed to fit inside a regular school locker. The unusual creation scooped First Prize in the Instructables Arduino Contest 2016. More

Skelmet introduces extremely lightweight, custom-fit 3D printed sports sunglasses

Feb.14, 2017 - Massachusetts-based sports eyewear startup Skelmet has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its innovative 3D printed custom-fit sports sunglasses. The company is using 3D scanning and 3D printing to make its bespoke frames. More

These auto-focusing 3D printed 'smart glasses' are a sight to behold

Feb.14, 2017 - Researchers at the University of Utah have used 3D printing to create a prototype pair of 'smart glasses' whose liquid lenses can automatically adjust focus. The 3D printed glasses could eliminate the need for bifocals. More

Sci-fi film 'Caleb' explores the future of 3D bioprinting clones

Feb.14, 2017 - Filmmakers Amanda Mesaikos and Susanne Aichele have written and directed a short film called Caleb, about a nine-year-old boy who 3D prints a clone of himself to have a friend. The short won Best Original Screenplay at the Boston Sci Fi Film Festival. More

Zurich students build six-axis 3D printer that can print overhangs without supports

Feb.13, 2017 - Two students from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Switzerland have built a 3D printer with a three-axis tilting print bed, giving the printer a total of six axes. The 3D printer, still in its prototype phase, could be used to print objects with overhangs without adding supports. More

New Optimus 3-in-1 3D printer, laser cutter, CNC mill smashes $50K Indiegogo goal

Feb.13, 2017 - Swedish company Febtop Tech has just launched its new three-in-one desktop 3D printer, laser cutter, and CNC mill on Indiegogo. Within hours of launching the crowdfunding campaign, Febtop Tech has already surpassed its funding goal of $50,000. Backers still have 30 days to make their pledges. More

Makness launches MK I desktop 3D printer with capsule filament system on Kickstarter

Feb.13, 2017 - Barcelona-based 3D printer startup Makness has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the MK I, a desktop 3D printer designed for the whole family. The startup, which claims its product makes 3D printing as 'simple as preparing capsule coffee,' has devised an interesting capsule system for the Makness 3D printer. More

3D printing construction company Apis Cor prints 37 m2 house near Moscow, plans global expansion

Feb.13, 2017 - Apis Cor, an additive manufacturing construction company based in San Francisco and the Russian cities of Moscow and Irkutsk, has used its own construction 3D printer to build a 3D printed house in Stupino, near Moscow. Construction of the 37-square-meter building took less than a day. More

Stunning 'Connect' chair made entirely with a 3Doodler 3D printing pen

Feb.13, 2017 - Korean designer Jungsub Shim has created an amazing, intricately structured chair using only a 3Doodler 3D printing pen. The small chair, which was inspired by the theme of connections, can support a person sitting on it. More

Ultra-sexualized 3D printed Harley Quinn figurine is Gambody's idea of Valentine's Day romance

Feb.13, 2017 - Online 3D printable model shop Gambody, a popular destination for DIY 3D printed Star Wars models, tanks, and more, has stepped out of its comfort zone to release a special 'Valentine's Day' model: a 3D printable model of Suicide Squad's Harley Quinn. The model costs $24.99. More

Nano Dimension launching 3D bioprinting subsidiary dedicated to kidney disease solutions

Feb.13, 2017 - Nano Dimension has announced that it is preparing to launch a subsidiary focused primarily on 3D bioprinting. The company will be focusing primarily on 3D bioprinted human kidney structures as a potential treatment for end stage renal disease (ESRD), which causes kidney failure. More

Primal Crafts: 3D printed metal jewelry inspired by Norse mythology

Feb.12, 2017 - Kristoffer Rønn-Andersen is the creative mind behind Primal Crafts: the Danish jewelry brand 3D printing in steel, silver, and titanium. Drawing inspiration from Norse mythology, Rønn-Andersen's stunning statement pieces strike a perfect balance between style and craft. More

Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Limited Edition comes with a 3D printed Death Trooper helmet

Feb.11, 2017 - Nissan has teamed up with Lucasfilm for their newest automotive model, the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition, complete with 3D printed Death Trooper replica helmet. It's 'the closest you'll ever get to sitting in the cockpit of a starfighter,' says Nissan. More

Los Angeles doctor saves infant's life thanks to 3D printed model heart

Feb.10, 2017 - When 18-month-old Nate Yamane's pulmonary artery began narrowing due to a life-threatening heart condition, doctors at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles created a 3D printed model of the obstructed area, ensuring a successful surgical procedure. More

Proto Labs adds insert molding to services suite that includes 3D printing, CNC machining, injection molding

Feb.10, 2017 - Quick-turn manufacturer Proto Labs, which uses 3D printing, CNC machining, and injection molding technologies to quickly produce custom parts, this week launched an insert molding service capable of producing 25 to 10,000-plus insert-molded parts in 15 days or less. More

Research suggests 3D printed conductive CNT composites could be used with standard 3D printers

Feb.10, 2017 - A team of Italian researchers led by Professor Marco Sangermano at the Polytechnic University of Turin says it may be possible to use carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to create conductive composite materials using a standard commercial 3D printer. More

University of Michigan launches 3D printed orthotics program

Feb.10, 2017 - Researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) are implementing a new orthotics and prosthetics outfitting system: 3D printed assistive devices that will be customized to individual patients' needs, and reach them faster than ever before. More

3D bioprinted myocardial patch could boost heart attack recovery, Korean researchers say

Feb.10, 2017 - A team of researchers in Korea has used a 3D bioprinter to make a myocardial therapeutic patch for treating ischemic heart disease. When attached to the heart, the 3D printed patch can generate new blood vessels and tissues. More

Researchers have developed the world's stretchiest 3D printable elastomer

Feb.10, 2017 - A joint team of researchers has made a breakthrough in the field of 3D printing materials with the development of a group of 3D printable, extremely stretchable, UV-curable (SUV) elastomers. The new elastomer materials, which can be stretched up to 1,100%, are being heralded as the 'most stretchable' 3D printing materials. More

FABtotum releases laser head add-on and other upgrades for multi-function 3D fabricator

Feb.10, 2017 - The Italian startup company FABtotum, which initially developed an all-in-one 3D printer with the help of a successful IndieGoGo campaign, has released upgrades for the device. It has introduced laser cutting and laser engraving to its functionality, as well as bringing huge improvements to the hardware and a new software package. More

CW&T's 3D printed lamp lights up Kickstarter

Feb.9, 2017 - The adorable family behind Brooklyn's CW&T art and design studio has just shown how wildly successful a Kickstarter campaign can be. Their newest venture, 100 3D printed Dropped Pendant Lights, raised almost $11,000, over 12,000% of its initial goal. More

3D printed soft robotic hand controlled by brain signals offers 'better interaction with the environment'

Feb.9, 2017 - Soft robotics researchers at the University of Wollogong (UOW) in Australia have used 3D printing to build a realistic robotic hand that can be controlled by brain signals and which has a surface texture similar to human skin. More

French 3D printing startup XtreeE partners with VINCI Construction to advance 3D printed construction

Feb.9, 2017 - French large-scale 3D printing company XtreeE, which is gaining traction with its innovative concrete 3D printing technology, has announced an agreement with French construction company VINCI. In addition to the partnership, VINCI Construction has also acquired a stake in the 3D printing company. More

Polish 3D printer company Verashape licenses Siemens PLM Parasolid Communicator software

Feb.9, 2017 - Polish 3D printer and software company Verashape has announced it has licensed Siemens' Parasolid Communicator, part of the company's PLM Software. The licensing agreement will help Verashape's R&D department to further its support and development of FFF 3D printing technology through a new software program. More

HP cuts 500 jobs in Ireland, continues to prioritize 3D printing over old tech

Feb.9, 2017 - HP announced today that it would be closing a manufacturing plant in Ireland, leaving close to 500 people out of work. This is part of its new business strategy, as it attempts to cut costs and make more productive investments in newer technologies, such as 3D printing. More

Porous 3D printed scaffolds help Rice University scientists tackle bone cancer

Feb.9, 2017 - Scientists at Rice University in Houston have used 3D printing to create porous, bone-like scaffolds that can be used to study bone cancer tumors. They found that the size and orientation of individual pores affected how cells proliferate in the absence of blood. More

Reengineered Sigma R17 3D printer from BCN3D boasts quieter fans and a new 'Hotend Family'

Feb.9, 2017 - BCN3D Technologies, a Barcelona-based manufacturer of open-source 3D printers, has launched a reengineered version of its flagship BCN3D Sigma 3D printer. The Sigma R17 introduces a new cooling system which results in a quieter 3D printing process. More

Etihad Airways Engineering can now certify 3D printed aircraft parts under EASA

Feb.9, 2017 - Etihad Airways Engineering has secured the approval of EASA to design and certify 3D printed aircraft interior parts. The approval makes it the first airline MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) service working under EASA to 'hold certification approvals for 3D printed parts flying on Etihad Airways aircraft.' More

New 3D printer installed at Middle East's only reconstructive surgery hospital

Feb.8, 2017 - A hospital in Jordan that offers reconstructive surgery to victims of violence in the region has installed a new 3D printer. It will allow the production of prosthetic eyes and ears, helping Medecins Sans Frontieres offer better care to enable to patients recover from the trauma they have suffered. More

The best treehouse you've ever seen, entirely 3D printed by two grandparents

Feb.8, 2017 - Two ambitious grandparents have just shown the world that you don't need to be of the younger generation to be a 3D printing wiz! Chris and Janet Knowlton are the proud makers behind this one-of-a-kind 3D printed treehouse, created specially for their granddaughter Josselyn's third birthday. More

3D software pioneer Autodesk announces resignations of CEO Carl Bass and two board members

Feb.8, 2017 - Personnel changes are happening at the top of California-based 3D software company Autodesk, which announced yesterday that CEO Carl Bass would be stepping down, along with two members of the board. More

Giant 3D printer builds clay model of iconic Devil's Tower in new Anya Gallacio installation

Feb.8, 2017 - British artist Anya Gallacio is using a clay 3D printer for her latest work, Beautiful Minds. The installation at Thomas Dane Gallery in London uses the giant 3D printer to deposit wet clay in hexagonal patterns that will eventually resemble a scale model of Devil's Tower, the iconic mountain featured in Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". More

Taiwanese retailer Aurora says its 3D printing business grew 23% in 2016

Feb.8, 2017 - Aurora, a Taiwanese office automation and furniture distribution company that has expanded into the 3D printing industry, reports that in 2016 its additive manufacturing business increased by 23% in both the Taiwanese and Chinese markets. Looking towards 2017, the company says it will continue to push forward its 3D printing enterprises. More

Dremel Idea Builder 3D printers gain powerful cloud capabilities thanks to 3DPrinterOS partnership

Feb.8, 2017 - Power tool and 3D printer manufacturer Dremel has partnered with 3DPrinterOS to provide a cloud-connected 3D printer platform for the Dremel line of Idea Builder 3D printers. 3DPrinterOS will replace the existing Dremel 3D Mobile Application. More

IDC report reveals challenges faced by healthcare and aerospace companies seeking to adopt 3D printing for finished parts

Feb.8, 2017 - The IDC has released the findings from a survey given to European aerospace and healthcare companies that have adopted 3D printing technologies. The results point to many challenges that companies are still facing in fully integrating the technology. More

3D printed insole startup Wiivv Wearables looking well-heeled: $4M raised, competitor eSoles acquired

Feb.8, 2017 - Wiivv Wearables, a 3D printed footwear company, today announced that it has raised $4 million in Series A funding and acquired eSoles, a company known for its modular customizable footbeds. Wiivv lets customers order customized 3D printed insoles through a foot-scanning smartphone app. More

Stratasys, Dassault Systèmes develop design tools to optimize FDM 3D printed production parts

Feb.8, 2017 - Stratasys has announced a new partnership with French multinational software company Dassault Systèmes through which they will develop next-gen design tools that will increase the functionality, efficiency, and weight ratio of FDM 3D printed parts. More

Engineer prototypes 3D printed multifunction walker for people with limited mobility

Feb.7, 2017 - Biomedical engineer Eliza Wrobel has designed and prototyped an innovative 3D printed multifunctional walker. The assistive device was prototyped using the ZMorph 2.0 SX multitool 3D printer. More

Prizewinning 3D printed quadruped robot uses 38 printed parts and a Playstation 2 controller

Feb.7, 2017 - Scott Hatfield, a maker who goes by the alias Toglefritz, has built a 3D printed quadruped robot roughly the size of a small dog. The robot, designed using Autodesk Fusion 360, was one of three First Prize winners of the Design Now: 3D Printing Contest sponsored by Shapeways and 3Dconnexion. More

Oerlikon to open new industrial 3D printing R&D facility in Charlotte, NC

Feb.7, 2017 - Swiss company Oerlikon has announced it will be expanding its global additive manufacturing business with a new R&D and production facility for advanced 3D printed parts in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new facility will offer its clients integrated, end-to-end services for advanced 3D printing. More

UL and Ricoh partner to offer 3D printing training program to clients

Feb.7, 2017 - Imaging and electronics company Ricoh USA, Inc. and global safety science company UL have teamed up to offer an additive manufacturing training program to their respective clients. More

3D printing at the heart of filmmaker Nicola Piovesan's new sci-fi movie

Feb.7, 2017 - Italian director Nicola Piovesan has begun pre-production for his newest flick: Attack of the Cyber Octopuses. Piovesan's film promises to recreate the look and feel of 1980s sci-fi classics without relying on CGI. Instead, nearly all props, models, and set pieces will be 3D printed. More

Grass inspires MIT, Harvard scientists to create 3D printed materials with tunable porosity

Feb.7, 2017 - Using a ceramic foam ink, scientists from Harvard and MIT have developed a new method for 3D printing materials with independently tunable macro-and microscale porosity. The technique could be used to 3D print lightweight structural materials, thermal insulation, and tissue scaffolds. More

Google, BMW, Lowe's invest $45M in 3D printer startup Desktop Metal

Feb.7, 2017 - Desktop Metal, a 3D printing startup based in Burlington, Massachusetts, has raised $45 million in a Series C investment round from investors including Google, BMW, and Lowe's. Desktop Metal will use the money to prepare for the launch of its first 3D printer later this year. More

Stratasys' new F123 3D printers optimized for in-office professional prototyping

Feb.7, 2017 - Stratasys, one of the world's leading 3D printer companies, has introduced its latest: a line of professional, office-friendly FDM 3D printers. Dubbed the Stratasys F123 Series, the new 3D printers have been specially developed for complete rapid prototyping workflow in office or design workgroup environments. More

3D printed expansion turbine could be 'huge step' on road to sustainable energy in Russia

Feb.6, 2017 - Scientists at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) have used 3D printing to develop an expansion turbine for electric generators that operate on high-pressure natural gas. The research is described by SPbPU as a 'huge step' towards sustainable energy in Russia. More

3DX Industries to collaborate with Taylor Freelance on stylized metal 3D printed firearm part

Feb.6, 2017 - Seattle-based 3DX Industries has announced it will be partnering with firearm company Taylor Freelance to design and manufacture a stylized metal 3D printed magazine funnel. According to the companies, the 3D printed funnel will be used by sportsmen in competition events, trials, and training. More

Ottawa Hospital launches Canada's first medical 3D printing program

Feb.6, 2017 - The Ottawa Hospital is now the home of Canada's first medical 3D printing program. The new multi-department program, which will seek to improve surgical planning and make 3D printed prosthetic limbs more accessible, was launched in collaboration with the University of Ottawa, located in Canada's capital city. More

Siemens' 3D printed turbine blades withstand 1,250°C heat, 994 mph speeds to pass testing phase

Feb.6, 2017 - German manufacturing and electronics company Siemens has engine tested its new 3D printed gas turbine blades. The 3D printed components were tested at 13,000 revolutions per minute and temperatures beyond 1,250 degrees Celsius. More

Sodick's OPM250L hybrid combines DMLS 3D printing and milling, ideal for mold making

Feb.6, 2017 - Illinois-based machine tool manufacturer Sodick is seeking to change the mold manufacturing game with its OPM250L hybrid 3D printer. The machine is one of the first to combine high-speed milling capabilities (using a 45,000-rpm spindle) with direct metal laser sintering (DMLS). More

OSF HealthCare teams with Caterpillar to 3D print multi-material surgical heart models

Feb.6, 2017 - Not-for-profit healthcare corporation OSF HealthCare has teamed up with construction giant and fellow Peoria resident Caterpillar to build a 3D printed model of a sick patient's heart. The 3D model will be added to the Jump 3D Heart Library, created to assist medical research on heart conditions. More

Nano Dimension to develop advanced 3D printed ceramics with funding from Israel Innovation Authority

Feb.6, 2017 - 3D printed electronics company Nano Dimension Ltd. announced today that its subsidiary, Nano Dimension Technologies Ltd., will be developing advanced ceramic materials that can be 3D printed using inkjet technology. The new project is being supported by the MEIMAD committee from the Israel Innovation Authority. More

Build your own miniature, portable spy camera with 3D printed case

Feb.5, 2017 - Ever wanted to build your own camera but don't know where to start? Open source hardware company Adafruit has just posted a new guide for constructing your own mini spy camera. Although relatively low resolution, the miniature camera module is portable, features an integrated driver, and stores everything on a microSD card. Everything is housed within a basic 3D printed case. More

3D printed 'steam punk' Apple Watch cover combines high- and low-tech design

Feb.4, 2017 - Pittsburgh-based maker Jeremy Burnich has created a 3D printed Apple Watch cover that's as quirky as it is dependable: built from 3D printed and finished copper, the watch case has a resounding steam punk feel, effectively intertwining low-tech and high-tech sensibilities. More

Carpenter to buy titanium additive manufacturing powder producer Puris for $35M

Feb.3, 2017 - Metals and alloys heavyweight Carpenter Technology Corporation has just bought Puris, a leading titanium AM powder producer. The new deal, which is valued at $35 million USD, will see Carpenter execute a definitive asset purchase agreement for the purchase of all Puris assets and business. More

Boeing contracts Oxford Performance Materials to 3D print 600 parts for its Starliner space taxis

Feb.3, 2017 - Boeing Co and Oxford Performance Materials are already blasting off with their Starliner partnership. Earlier this month, Boeing contracted Oxford, a leading player in high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM), to make 600 3D printed parts for Boeing's new Starliner space taxis. Now, Oxford has just secured an additional strategic investment of $10 million from the Hexcel Corporation. More

Cypriot 3D printer company Ilios returns with new Photon 2 UV DLP 3D printer

Feb.3, 2017 - Just before the new year, Cyprus-based 3D printer developer Ilios closed its doors. In a surprising turn of events, founder Demetris Zavorotnitsienko has just announced he is determined to keep his company going, and will be releasing the new Ilios Photon 2 UV DLP 3D printer. More

EOS, GKN Powder Metallurgy form automotive 3D printing partnership

Feb.3, 2017 - GKN Powder Metallurgy has teamed up with additive manufacturing company EOS to produce 3D printed parts for the automotive sector and 'lead the way in business-to-business industrial 3D printing.' More

Loewe's latest menswear collection features 3D printed bracelet made by VOJD Studios

Feb.3, 2017 - Madrid-based luxury fashion brand Loewe has unveiled a 3D printed bracelet in its new autumn/winter 2017/18 menswear campaign. The bracelet, made in collaboration with Berlin-based VOJD Studios, was 3D printed in one piece using a selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer. More

GE to explore high-performance thermoplastic 3D printing with Roboze One+400 3D printer

Feb.3, 2017 - GE Additive, General Electric's 3D printing-focused venture, recently increased its 3D printer arsenal at its Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York with the addition of a Roboze One+400 3D printer. The 3D printer will help GE to further its R&D of 3D printing technologies. More

$38 Filament Roller uses sensor to prevent 3D printer filament stoppages

Feb.3, 2017 - Independent inventor Chris Robertson has created a new filament monitor for preventing filament stoppages. Funded through Kickstarter, the new device uses a sensor to reduce friction, is highly customisable and easy to use, and retails at a much lower price than similar products on the market. More

60-year-old becomes first UK patient to receive 3D printed titanium sternum and rib implant

Feb.2, 2017 - In what has been described as a UK first, a man from Studley in Warwickshire has been given a custom-built 3D printed titanium sternum and ribs after having part of his own removed. He is the first patient in England and only the second in the world to receive such treatment. More

This 3D printed salad-tossing robot will up your culinary game

Feb.2, 2017 - A 3D printed 'Salad Tossing Machine' has been produced for humorous YouTube channel, Useless Duck Company. The product, while not the most crucial addition to the market, demonstrates the accessibility and ease of use of 3D technology More

Pledge £35 for a trackable 3D printed turtle egg that could help save endangered sea turtles

Feb.2, 2017 - A PhD candidate at the University of Kent has come up with a new way to save endangered turtles using 3D printing. Helen Pheasey is the driving force behind Turtle Tracks, an initiative that will use 3D printed replica turtle eggs equipped with GPS technology to track poaching in Central America. More

Japanese researchers 3D print detailed visualization of electron cloud using new software

Feb.2, 2017 - Researchers from Tokyo University have developed a software capable of converting 'the distribution of physical quantities within space' into 3D printable data. The 3D printed models could help scientists better understand the relationships between molecular functions and the density distributions of electrons in an atom. More

A better, safer drone? 3D printed 'Bat Bot' flaps and swoops just like its namesake

Feb.2, 2017 - Robotics engineers have used 3D printing to create the joints for 'Bat Bot,' a futuristic flying robot that mimics the way bats move through the air. The winged creation, otherwise known simply as 'B2,' could serve as an aerial service robot. More

UK launches MAPP Future Manufacturing Hub for 3D printing & other advanced powder processes

Feb.2, 2017 - The UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has just launched MAPP, a new Future Manufacturing Hub geared towards further developing advanced powder manufacturing processes. MAPP's research could help to advance powder-based additive manufacturing processes. More

On-demand 3D printing marketplace Xometry raises $23M, secures funding from GE Ventures

Feb.2, 2017 - Xometry, a Gaithersburg, Maryland-based on-demand manufacturing marketplace, has announced that it has successfully raised $23 million in funding from new and existing investors. Notable among its new investors is venture capital firm GE Ventures, a subsidiary of General Electric. More

Cloud Fixing of 3D Printing STL and 3MF files with MakePrintable

Feb.2, 2017 - MakePrintable is a free cloud-based tool for fixing STL and 3MF 3D printing files. The online 3D printing tool, created by Mixed Dimensions, automatically reconstructs the entire 3D printing file mesh and repairs any errors in the file. More

3D printing helps MIT scientists build hydraulic claw that scoops up fish (and could save lives)

Feb.2, 2017 - Scientists at MIT have used 3D printing to create a transparent hydraulic claw that scan scoop up live fish in water. Thanks to its soft and squishy structure, the hydrogel-based device could eventually be adapted for human medical purposes. More

UAE professor uses 3D printing to make highly personalized, advanced prosthetic arms

Feb.1, 2017 - A professor from the UAE University is developing artificial arms using 3D printing in order to drastically lower the cost of their production and to introduce an unprecedented level of personalization. The project is being conducted in partnership with the University of Michigan. More

Renishaw opens new North American headquarters and 3D printing Solutions Center in Illinois

Feb.1, 2017 - UK-based metal 3D printing company Renishaw has announced it will be moving its North American headquarters to a new office and warehouse facility in West Dundee, Illinois. According to the company, the change of headquarters to a larger, multipurpose facility signals the company's intentions to grow within the North American market. More

Creator of Artec 3D scanners is calling it quits and selling his stake in the company

Feb.1, 2017 - Andrei Klimov, a principal investor in 3D scanning company Artec and creator of products such as the Artec Spider, has announced that he will be selling his 29.5 percent stake in the company. The scientist and entrepreneur will now focus on other investments and projects. More

Formlabs launches new, reformulated Durable Resin 3D printing material

Feb.1, 2017 - Stereolithography 3D printing specialist Formlabs has launched Durable Resin, the fourth 3D printing material in the Formlabs Engineering Resins range. The company says the 3D printing material is ideal for prototyping polypropylene parts. More

Polish SLS 3D printer manufacturer Sinterit receives €1.1M from FIT AG

Feb.1, 2017 - Polish 3D printer manufacturer Sinterit, maker of the Sinterit Lisa SLS 3D printer, has announced it has secured '1.1 million ($1.18 million) in funding via a rights issue. The funding came from Lupburg, Germany-based additive manufacturing company FIT AG. More

Reports suggest Ferrari 2017 Formula 1 car will use 3D printed piston heads

Feb.1, 2017 - Ferrari is looking to improve its 2017 Formula 1 engine by using 3D printing technology to fabricate new and innovative steel alloy piston heads. The 2017 Ferrari, codenamed 668, is set to be unveiled on February 24. More

French students could soon be living in 3D printed housing built by X-Treee

Feb.1, 2017 - The University of Rouen's Mont-Saint-Aignan campus will soon be the site of 3D printed student housing. The project is being realized through a collaboration between French social landlord organization Habitat 76 and CROUS with the help of 3D printing company X-Treee. More

Majestic uses ISS 3D printer to 3D print data visualization of 'The Internet' in space

Feb.1, 2017 - Majestic, a British internet mapping and search engine company, has 3D printed a sculpture that represents 'the internet' in space. Thanks to the Made In Space Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) 3D printer, Majestic becomes the first British company to commercially manufacture in space. More

Sciaky 3D prints titanium tank for ISE Arctic Explorer AUV using EBAM tech

Feb.1, 2017 - International Submarine Engineering, Ltd. (ISE) has enlisted the help of metal 3D printing company Sciaky, Inc. and its innovative Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) technology to manufacture a titanium Variable Ballast (VB) for ISE's Arctic Explorer Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). More

Taiwan-based Ackuretta releases new Ackuray A135 DLP 3D printer and 8 new resins

Jan.31, 2017 - Taiwan-based 3D printer manufacturer Ackuretta Technologies recently introduced its latest product: the Ackuray A135 3D printer. In addition to the new DLP 3D printer, the company has also released eight new engineering-grade resin materials, which can be used for a range of applications, such as jewelry making, dentistry, etc. More

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