Boeing 737 MAX, powered by LEAP-1B engines with 3D printed fuel nozzles, made its maiden flight

Jan.31, 2016 - The new Boeing 737 MAX, powered by two CFM International LEAP-1B engines, made its maiden flight in Seattle on Friday, January 29. Each LEAP-1B engine uses 19 3D printed fuel nozzles that are 25% lighter than previous models. More

Brooklyn-based Kisi pioneers 3D printed locking devices that replace keys with apps

Jan.31, 2016 - In an attempt to solve office key and access problems once and for all, Brooklyn-based German startup Kisi has developed the Kisi box, an app-controlled 3D printed device that replaces keycards and keys with the simple swipe on an app and was developed with MakerBot technology. More

Inventor Roger Freeman develops amazing 3D printed Freebird Flight drone that doubles as snow blower

Jan.31, 2016 - Designer Roger Freeman recently showed off what could be the most impressive 3D printed drone on the web. The Freebird Flight is a huge machine with four motors, weighs just 8 pounds and features an efficient weatherproof housing that makes it capable of acting like a snow or a leaf blower. More

3D printed interactive window displays captivate shoppers in Paris

Jan.31, 2016 - Paris' Semeast invited local makerspace Le FabShop to create 3D printed interactive window displays for ten Parisian shops. Using recycled and biodegradable materials, as well as laser cutting and 3D printing technologies, Le FabShop built mini, Paris-inspired Christmas villages that light up and spring to life as shoppers pass by. More

Vowsmith uses wax 3D printing to produce customized "fingerprint" wedding rings

Jan.31, 2016 - Using a 3DSystems ProJet MJP Series 3D printer, an industrial engineer has launched a customized wedding ring business. Vowsmith enables customers to purchase wedding rings with their spouse's fingerprint integrated into the 3D printed design. More

Adafruit 3D prints amazing Energy Sword with full light effects as a tribute to Halo

Jan.30, 2016 - As a tribute to the very popular Halo video game franchise, Adafruit's Ruiz Brothers have just shared their designs for a fantastic 3D printed dual-bladed Energy Sword absolutely packed with LED lighting effects. More

Look dapper in these 3D knitted bespoke ties

Jan.30, 2016 - Thursday Finest has collaborated with New York based designer Joe Doucet to introduce a new capsule collection of 3D knitted bespoke ties that can be easily made to custom fit your size. More

ASIC investigating company responsible for 2014's largest 3D printer after its inventor is left with nothing

Jan.30, 2016 - Now dissolved Australian company 3D Group, responsible for promoting 2014's largest 3D printer, is being investigated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for its business and administration practices after 3D printer's inventor is left with nothing. More

How to make a low-cost, Open Bionics 3D printed prosthetic hand

Jan.30, 2016 - Open Bionics made a successful debut with their 3D printed prosthetic hand at last year's CES. They're now releasing all the instructions for you to 3D print your own. More

Neri Oxman predicts 3D printing will usher a new age for humanity at Davos Conference

Jan.30, 2016 - During this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, 3D printing is heavily featured in Neri Oxman's essay. By using modern technology like 3D printing in our digital age, she believes a fourth industrial revolution, what she calls the biological age, is fast approaching. More

U.S. DOE investing $1M in 3D printing research to develop cheaper wind turbine blades

Jan.30, 2016 - U.S. Department of Energy has recently announced a plan to invest heavily into 3D printing technology with hopes of lowering the cost of wind-turbine blade production by a further 5 percent. More

US Air Force approves first-ever 3D printed parts for AWACS aircraft

Jan.29, 2016 - Maintenance on some of the older aircraft still used by the US Airforce is an expensive undertaking. 3D Printing is helping bring costs down with 3D printed replacement components More

Shanghai based Prismlab takes home prestigious IF Design Award for its RP400 SLA 3D Printer

Jan.29, 2016 - As competition picks up in the SLA 3D Printer field, Shanghai based Prismlab hopes the gain some traction with their RP400 3D Printer after winning a prestigious IF Design Award at this year's ceremony. More

Danish competitive position threatened by lack of interest in 3D printing, experts say

Jan.29, 2016 - Though industrial 3D printing for prototyping and small-scale production is becoming more popular, a new report by the Danish Technological Institute reveals that Danish companies are very slow to adopt the technology and are damaging their own competitive position. More

3D printing helps Vilecon reduce tooling costs by 95% & revive abandoned Swedish church project

Jan.29, 2016 - Denmark-based 3D printing specialist PLM Group has lent its expertise to plastics manufacturer Vilecon, also from Denmark, in order to optimize production of plastic components. Vilecon's newly installed 3D printing facility has enabled the company to revive a long-abandoned project. More

Sky's the limit for ALTA Tactical's 3D printed, low-altitude 'SmartBalloons'

Jan.29, 2016 - ALTA Tactical, a Florida-based aerial surveillance company, has been using 3D printing technology to produce its innovative 'SmartBalloons', blimp-like drones used for low-altitude imaging. More

Addicted to your smartphone? Try the 3D printed Dumb Phone Case

Jan.29, 2016 - Designer Jeff Lam has designed a 3D printed phone case that effectively turns your smartphone into a "dumb phone" by physically limiting access to apps and only letting you make calls. More

Qualup develops professional Delta 3D printer for Maped; expected to launch in mid-2016

Jan.29, 2016 - French 3D printing company Qualup SAS has developed a professional-grade delta 3D printer capable of 3D printing ABS thermoplastics. The 3D printer was commissioned by and developed in collaboration with Maped, and will be launched to the commercial market by mid-2016. More

Russian student develops method for FDM 3D printing of artificial bones

Jan.29, 2016 - A graduate student from Tomsk Polytechnic University has developed a novel method for'3D printing a calcium phosphate compound biomaterial using FDM 3D printing technology. The resulting 3D printed artificial bone material is nearly identical to human bone tissue, and could provide a significantly cheaper alternative to traditional bone prostheses. More

Maker Andrew Sink 3D prints a full-size replica of his brain using MRI data

Jan.29, 2016 - Maker Andrew Sink reminds the world that 3D printed surgical models don't need to be limited to hospitals, as he has used data from his own MRI scan to create a very cool 3D printed replica of his brain. More

Researchers develop custom 3D bioprinted biodegradable vascular grafts for congenital heart disease patients

Jan.29, 2016 - A team of researchers from the University of Maryland's Fisher Lab have reached a possible breakthrough in making custom-fitting grafts for patients suffering from the birth defect congenital heart disease, using 3D bioprinters and the biocompatible PPF polyester. More

US Air Force invests $34.6M in 3D printed engine development through BAA Awards

Jan.29, 2016 - Over the past few months, the US Air Force has divided $34.6 million over ten manufacturing programs, many of which feature metal 3D printing solutions, all targeted at optimizing rocket engine systems while reducing dependency on foreign-made components. More

HP extends its VR and 3D Printing ambitions into the low-cost Chromebook market

Jan.29, 2016 - HP has been putting a lot of emphasis on VR, 3D Printing and 3D scanning technology with their blended reality product line. They now hope to further their grasp into VR with the low-cost Chromebook market. More

3DPrinterOS extensively used at Duke University's 3D print lab

Jan.29, 2016 - 3DPrinterOS's cloud-based 3D printing operating system is now also becoming increasingly popular with larger organizations, and Duke University's 3D print lab revealed that they have been extensively using it with over 4800 3D printing hours already recorded. More

3D printing the magic of Star Wars: The Force Awakens' famous Holochess scene

Jan.28, 2016 - Stop motion animator, Phil Tippett, goes into detail about recreating the magic of the original Star Wars Holochess scene for Star Wars Episode VII with the help of photogrammetry and 3D printing. More

3D printed Manifesto Concept car wins Ferrari Top Challenge 2015

Jan.28, 2016 - Skorpion Engineering 3D printed three amazing Ferrari concept cars entered in the Ferrari Top Design School Challenge 2015. The 3D printed Manifesto Concept has just been announced as the grand prize winner. More

The REVO rotational 3D print duplicator for mass production coming to Kickstarter later this week

Jan.28, 2016 - Though first revealed way back in November 2014, the very promising rotational REVO 3D print duplicator, which fills 3D printed molds with plastics in a matter of minutes, is now finally ready for a Kickstarter release. More

Build your own Arduino-powered desktop 3D scanner with infinite resolution for just $50

Jan.28, 2016 - Instructables user Whitney Potter has posted a guide for building a budget 3D scanner. The device uses an Arduino-controlled stepper motor to rotate an object and trigger the IR sensor of a Nikon DSLR at specific intervals. More

Kickstarted launched for Microscape's 3D printed 1:5000 scale model of Manhattan

Jan.28, 2016 - New York based startup Microscape has just launched an $8000 Kickstarter campaign to get their 3D printed miniature models of iconic cities such as New York City into production. More

Slick looking Wifi enabled B-Creative 3D Printer launches on Kickstarter for $599

Jan.28, 2016 - Ease of use and wifi connectivity is being touted above all else by the team behind the slick looking B-Creative 3D Printer being recently launched on Kickstarter. More

Orthopedics Giant Stryker announces development of state-of-the-art 3D Printing facility

Jan.28, 2016 - After a few years of investment into 3D printed implant components, Orthopedics company Stryker has just announced it plans to develop a brand new 3D Printing facility to further its involvement in the tech. More

David's unique rPrint 3D Printer stands out in both function and form

Jan.28, 2016 - In a world that is oversaturated with low-cost FDM based 3D Printers, David's rPrint 3D Printer stands out in terms of both function and form. David is an Australian university student that has been building a 3D printer for his capstone thesis project for the last 7 - 8 months around the clock. More

Bruil develops high resolution concrete 3D printing technique and white or colored concrete

Jan.28, 2016 - While most concrete 3D printer can do little more than quickly build basic grey wall sections, a new 3D printing technique by Dutch construction specialist Bruil is now capable of creating high resolution, colored concrete shapes with actual architectural value. More

The Great Fredini shows off amazing glass figures made with lost 3D printed PLA casting techniques

Jan.28, 2016 - In an attempt to combine traditional glass casting techniques with 3D printing, the artist Great Fredini has had some great results with a technique called lost PLA kiln casting, in which the PLA is burned off to leave a custom mold. More

Stratasys develops seven new 3D printing education modules for schools

Jan.28, 2016 - 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions compan,y Stratasys, has just announced it will be releasing seven new 3D printing education modules that are aimed at being integrated into middle and high school curriculums. More

Romina becomes first dog in Mexico to receive a 3D printed prosthetic leg

Jan.28, 2016 - Romina, a six-year-old Whippet who lost one of her front legs in a lawn mower accident, is the first dog in Mexico to receive a custom-made, carbon fibre 3D printed prosthetic leg, thanks to efforts by the Veterinarian Hospital at the Universidad del Valles de Mexico. More

Airwolf 3D unveils new AXIOM 2 3D printer with two independently controlled print heads

Jan.28, 2016 - The California-based Airwolf 3D, known for their successful AXIOM 3D printer, have just unveiled the AXIOM 2, featuring two high quality independent print heads perfect for 3D printing two engineering plastics simultaneously. More

3D printing marketplace, Kwambio, curates design objects just for you

Jan.27, 2016 - Recently re-launched online 3D printing marketplace, Kwambio, is offering made-to-order 3D printed works that are curated and created by a select number of notable designers. More

Poland based 3DKreator plans Global Expansion with its full-featured Kreator Motion 3D Printer

Jan.27, 2016 - After a successful showing at last year's Euromold conference, Poland based 3DKreator is moving forward with plans to expand their brand globally with the Kreator Motion 3D Printer. More

China's first 3D printed air purifier offers relief from record-breaking air pollution levels

Jan.27, 2016 - A company based in Ninjang, China has developed a 3D printed air purifier to provide clean, safe and breathable air as the country experiences some of the highest air pollution levels on record. More

GE Global Research becomes 3MF Consortium's newest Founding Member

Jan.27, 2016 - The central technology hub of General Electric (GE) has joined the 3MF Consortium as a Founding Member, joining a group of 3D printing industry leaders in the development and promotion of a new full-fidelity 3D printing file format. More

German RepRap announces second gen open-source X150 3D printer

Jan.27, 2016 - Two years after releasing the successful NEO 3D Printer, German RepRap has launched their second generation entry-level X150 3D Printer. More

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals receives $35M to commercialize Spritam and other 3D printed drugs

Jan.27, 2016 - Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, the first company in the world to develop an FDA-approved 3D printed prescription drug, has completed a $35 million preferred stock financing round, led by Deerfield Management, to advance and commercialize Spirtam and other 3D printed drug formulations. More

Easily create complex 3D printing models with VECTARY online 3D design tool

Jan.27, 2016 - VECTARY is a soon-to-be-launched, browser-based tool for 3D modeling that seeks to make even complex 3D printable models achievable for beginner designers by combining standard mesh modeling techniques with parametric plug-ins. More

Is Velo3D secretly working to revolutionize 3D metal printing for robotics?

Jan.27, 2016 - Last year, the unknown startup California-based startup Velo3D received a staggering $22.1 million in venture investment for an unspecified purpose, but have since hinted that they might be working on a revolutionary metal 3D printing solution for the robotics industry. More

Japanese medical insurance to cover cost of 3D printed organ models

Jan.27, 2016 - Japan's Central Social Insurance Council has announced that the cost of 3D printed organ models used to assist doctors in complex surgeries will be covered by national medical insurance. More

Watch a beautiful dancer turn into a 'Wide Open' 3D print in The Chemical Brothers' new video

Jan.27, 2016 - The Chemical Brothers have released a music video for the track Wide Open, featuring Beck, in which a beautiful dancer, played by Ex Machina's Sonoya Mizuno, transforms into a mesmerizing 3D printed version of herself. More

Thai doctors successfully transplant world's first 3D printed titanium thumb

Jan.27, 2016 - A team of thai doctors from the Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok have, for the first time ever, successfully replaced a metacarpal thumb bone with a 3D printed titanium prosthesis. More

LDR invests in Poly-Shape & could offer 3D printed spinal implants by mid-2017

Jan.27, 2016 - LDR Holding Corporation, a medical device company focused on designing and commercializing spine disorder technologies, today announced a minority investment in Poly-Shape, SAS, a French 3D printing specialist. The two companies will design and manufacture a range of 3D printed spinal implants. More

Danny van Ryswyk's gorgeous 3D printed sculptures inspired by his UFO experience in childhood

Jan.27, 2016 - Dutch artist Danny van Ryswyk recently revealed more about how he has created his gorgeous and slightly creepy line of 3D printed sculptures, all exhibiting a dark, fantastical dystopian style inspired by Victorian culture and a UFO sighting. More

Kai Parthy & ReprapUniverse launch modular 1.75-3mm Full Metal 3D Printer Hotend on Kickstarter

Jan.26, 2016 - The 1730 Full Metal Hotend has just been made available via Kickstarter. Finally, the ability ability to easily swap between 1.75mm and 3mm filament options has arrived. More

Learn about the human body with 3D printed anatomical model

Jan.26, 2016 - Industrial designer Jordan Pelovitz designed and 3D printed an accurate replica of the human digestive system and a partial bone system for educational purposes. More

Precision Casting Centre and voxeljet win 'Component of the Year' award for topologically optimised part 5X stiffer than before

Jan.26, 2016 - With the help of 3D printing, a joint project between the Precision Casting Centre foundry and voxeljet has won the British Cast Metals Federation's 'Component of the Year' award for an aluminum wheel upright. The component cast parts for the component were created using 3D printing techniques. More

Parrot and MyMiniFactory challenge designers to create 3D printable drone accessories

Jan.26, 2016 - MyMiniFactory and drone manufacturer Parrot is inviting talented 3D designers to create unique, functional, and exciting accessories or add-ons for the range of Parrot drones. Winners will receive up to $2,000 in Parrot prizes, and the chance to have their product sold in the official Parrot Store. More

A Helping Hand: E-NABLE builds an awesome 3D printed hand for New Caledonian youngster Mitsuko

Jan.26, 2016 - Mitsuko, a young girl from Noum'a, New Caledonia, has become the latest recipient of a 3D printed hand from e-NABLE. Volunteers from e-NABLE France worked with Mitsuko's family to develop two iterations of the prosthetic device, with the final model completed on January 11. More

Dutch startup Tractus 3D to reveal 3.5 meter tall T3500 3D printer at MECC Maastricht

Jan.26, 2016 - 3D printing startup Tractus 3D has built a large-format, 3.5-meter tall 3D printer that can be customized for various industry-specific needs, including being modified to reach up to 450°C for 3D printing PEEK for medical and even aerospace needs. The large-format 3D printer is also already being used in the fashion and transportation industries. More

Autodesk releases Meshmixer 3.0 with new features for multi-material 3D printing

Jan.26, 2016 - Autodesk has released the latest version of its Meshmixer 3D mesh software. Meshmixer 3.0 introduces a new 'complex objects' feature, making it easy to prepare 3D models for multi-material 3D printing. More

XYZPrinting launches 3D printing creative space and service robots in Taiwanese store

Jan.26, 2016 - In an attempt to make 3D printing truly available to everyone, budget 3D printer specialists XYZPrinting has just announced that they will set up a 3D printing space in the i-House in Taichung, Taiwan, as well as a number of service robots to help customers. More

WASP and Francesco Pacelli open LDM and Ceramic 3D Printing Lab

Jan.26, 2016 - Italian 3D printing innovator WASP and 3D printing artist/researcher Francesco Pacelli have formed a long-term collaboration to explore and investigate the potential processes and applications for ceramic 3D printing and LDM (liquid Deposition Modeling) technology. More

Whispering Gibbon receives six-figure funding to bring 3D printed video game content to life

Jan.26, 2016 - Whispering Gibbon, a UK 3D printing tech startup, has just received a six-figure investment led by Northstar Ventures, to develop and commercialize its patent-pending RenderFab technology, which converts digital video game content into optimized and customizable 3D printable models. More

First ever kidney transplant using 3D printing changes life of Northern Ireland toddler, Lucy

Jan.26, 2016 - British surgeons have successfully used 3D printing technology in helping to transplant a kidney from a father to his daughter. Two-year-old Lucy Boucher, who suffered from heart failure as an infant, was destined for a life of kidney failure. More

ONRL and SOM unveil 'world's largest 3D printed polymer building' powered by a car

Jan.26, 2016 - US Department of Energy's ORNL and architectural firm SOM have recently unveiled the prototype for their sustainable, energy efficient 3D printed structure and its integrated 3D printed vehicle, which showcase the future of off-the-grid living. More

Clever 3D printed physical/virtual board game Fabulous Beasts is now live on Kickstarter

Jan.26, 2016 - The widely anticipated board game Fabulous Beasts, which combines a physical tower building game featuring 3D printed blocks with a fun virtual point scoring environment, has just turned to Kickstarter to raise the necessary production funds. More

Put a bounce in your step with Neta Soreq's 3D printed Energetic Pass shoes

Jan.26, 2016 - Israeli designer Neta Soreq talks about designing her Energetic Pass collection, a series of 3D printed shoes that provide both comfort and innovative style to their wearer. More

'Sound wave tweezers' can transfer single cells round for 3D bioprinting

Jan.26, 2016 - A team of researchers from Penn State have just revealed that they have developed a pair of 3D acoustic tweezers that essentially act as a 3D bioprinter, capable of noninvasively picking up single, live cells and depositing them elsewhere to form custom structures. More

Harvard Scientists unveil 4D printed structures that change shape when placed in water

Jan.25, 2016 - 4D Printing is the combination of 3D Printed items transforming into something completely different with the help of external stimuli and time. Harvard scientists have unveiled 4D-printed hydrogel composite structures that change shape when immersed in water. More

3D print your own working Furious Power Fist from Fallout 4

Jan.25, 2016 - 3D printed prop-making legend Simone Fontana has released the free 3D print files for a working Furious Power Fist, a unique and powerful weapon from Fallout 4. More

Malta's €15.4 million public education plan includes 3D printing and scanning technology

Jan.25, 2016 - In today's technologically progressive world, education systems need to keep up or get left behind. Malta has recently committed €15.4 million in investment into, among other things, 3D printing and 3D scanning technology. More

Fallout 4 Fan 3D Prints full-size T45-d Power Armour Helmet

Jan.25, 2016 - Fans of the Fallout video game series have been actively creating props for the 3D printing community for years now. Super-fan Daniel Lilygreen has been at it again with after releasing the 3D Printable T45-D Power Armour Helmet. More

The 10 Best Sites to Download Free STL Files for 3D Printing

Jan.25, 2016 - As 3D printing goes mainstream in 2016, more and more users will be looking for new and fun projects they can 3D print at home. To point them in the right direction, we've rounded up some of the best websites to download free STL files for 3D printing. More

Open Space Agency releases first 3D printable files for Ultrascope Explorer Plus telescope

Jan.25, 2016 - Part of an attempt to usher in a new era of citizen aerospace exploration, the Open Space Agency have just shared the first 3D printable files for the open source Ultrascope Explorer Plus, a powerful smartphone-assisted telescope that can connect to satellites. More

SpaceX's Dragon 2 with eight 3D printed SuperDraco thrusters just passed the crucial 'hover test'

Jan.25, 2016 - SpaceX has released a short video of its 3D printed SuperDraco thrusters undergoing testing. The tethered tests of the SuperDraco-equipped Dragon 2 spacecraft took place at the SpaceX testing facility in McGregor, Texas in November. More

Johnson & Johnson teams with Carbon3D to develop custom 3D printed surgical devices

Jan.25, 2016 - The innovative high-speed, high-quality CLIP 3D printing technology of Carbon3D has now caught the eye of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson, who has tapped Carbon3D for the development of 3D printed surgical devices as part of a new innovation model. More

Cody Wilson wants to release 3D print details for AR-15 rifle, could ISIS start using 3D printed weapons?

Jan.25, 2016 - A new chapter in the debate on 3D printed guns is likely to start soon, as Texas-based Defense Distributed has announced the release of 3D printable machine gun designs in April. This has worried UK antiterrorist experts, who have argued that Defense Distributed assisting terrorists. More

Dutch companies Atum 3D and Xilloc develop innovative medical 3D printing applications

Jan.25, 2016 - With an eye on developing new medical 3D printing innovations, Dutch 3D printing specialists Atum 3D and Xilloc joined forces in the ADAM research project, which has resulted in new 3D printed drilling and incision molds which will make dental and surgical procedures far more accurate. More

This 3D printed robot can solve a Rubik's Cube in less than 2 seconds

Jan.25, 2016 - With a new 3D printed machine hooked onto a cube-solving algorithm, YouTubers Jay Flatland and Paul Rose absolutely shatter the current world record for fastest Rubik's cube solving device, consistently solving the puzzle in less than two seconds. More

Pierre-Felix So rethinks our relationship with notifications with help of 3D printing

Jan.24, 2016 - French designer Pierre-Felix So has designed three objects with the help of 3D printing for his project Push Revolution!, which aims to explore and shape the ways we interact with and respond to social media notifications. More

Taiwanese artist 3D prints a playful monkey with 24 movable joints to celebrate Chinese New Year

Jan.24, 2016 - To celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year, Taiwanese artist Amao Chan has designed a playful and ingenious 3D printed monkey, with 24 movable joints giving it an impressive range of balance and movement. More

3D Systems pays tribute to computer technology with 3D printed liquid-cooled PC

Jan.24, 2016 - 3D Systems has just revealed more about how they built one of the more unusual 3D printing projects on display at CES in Las Vegas: a 3D printed liquid-cooled PC with an impressive transparent reservoir. More

Nascent Objects debuts 3D printed modular electronics platform to solve the E-Waste problem

Jan.24, 2016 - In an effort to solve the ecological crisis caused by rapidly replaced electronic gadgets, Nascent Objects has developed a modular electronics platform in which you can place all hardware modules you like into 3D printed containers, and replace, reuse and alter them at a later date. More

Disney reveals how to design and 3D print an Olaf Disney Infinity Figure

Jan.24, 2016 - A new video from the Disney Boxed series reveals the entire 3D design process of an Olaf Disney Infinity video-game figure. From 2D concept to 3D modeling in ZBrush, 3D printing, and careful hand-painting, viewers get to follow along the journey as a 3D printed Olaf figure is brought to life. More

Are 3D printed keys a threat to your security?

Jan.24, 2016 - In the research project Replication Prohibited, Eric Wustrow and his University of Michigan Colleagues discuss how 3D printed keys are impacting physical security systems. Looking at the common pin tumbler lock specifically, they reveal three common 'attack models' currently used to create 3D printed keys. More

Sweetology seeking funds to purchase first 3D chocolate printer for retail use in the U.S.

Jan.23, 2016 - Sweetology, a popular do-it-yourself candy store and bakery in Ladue, Missouri, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for an in-store, chocolate-printing 3D printer. The campaign has already received over $8,000 of pledges, 40% of its $20,000 target. More

Berlin Fashion Week debuts Michael Michalsky's 3D printed lifelike mini mannequins

Jan.23, 2016 - 3D printing technologies are making a big splash at this years Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, though not on the catwalk as you might expect. That is to say, reputable German fashion designer Michael Michalsky has put together an exhibit which showcases his couture being worn by miniature 3D printed mannequins. More

Caleb Kraft 3D prints amazing Xbox foot controllers for one-handed gamers

Jan.23, 2016 - To help the one-handed gamer Jesse B play on his Xbox, Make Magazine's Caleb Kraft recently built a very impressive Xbox One controller that can be played with one hand, or alternatively with the help of two 3D printed foot controllers. More

Make your own PiGRRL 2: Adafruit's new Raspberry Pi 2 enabled handheld gaming console

Jan.23, 2016 - Adafruit has just released all the instructions necessary to 3D Print your very own Raspberry Pi 2 powered hand-held gaming console. So get your soldering iron ready, this project is perfect for the curious Maker. More

CEO has first ever 3D Printed crown implanted with company's own Micro Filled Hybrid material

Jan.23, 2016 - Rik Jacobs, CEO of bio-compatible 3D print material firm NextDent puts his money where his mouth is after receiving first ever 3D Printed crown replacement using their own Micro Filled Hybrid material. More

Add retro charm to your desk with this 3D printed classic Mac Apple Watch charging station

Jan.22, 2016 - In an attempt to combine the oldest with the newest technologies, Swiss designer Erich Styger has created a fantastic 3D printed miniature Apple Macintosh computer that actually functions as an Apple Watch charging station as well. More

Megakopter drones set Guinness record for heaviest load lifted, thanks to 3D printing

Jan.22, 2016 - After spending over 18-months developing and building their RC controlled Megakopter, the University of Oslo Team succeeded in breaking the multi-copter Payload Guinness World Record More

Designer Patrick Tai creates an entire dress using only the 3Doodler 3D printing pen

Jan.22, 2016 - Fashion Design graduate Patrick Tai is turning heads with his women's dress made entirely using the 3Doodler 3D printing pen. The project took him almost one hundred hours to create. More

Graphene 3D and Ideum create interactive JCB Wine Tasting Experience with 3D printed smart coasters

Jan.22, 2016 - Interactive design company Ideum recently partnered with JCB Wines to create an immersive, multifaceted wine tasting experience, brought to life by conductive 3D printed smart coasters by Graphene 3D Lab. More

Toray develops first ever PPS resin particles for powder bed fusion 3D printing

Jan.22, 2016 - Japanese chemicals and plastics manufacturer Toray Group has developed one of the first PPS (polyphenylene sulfide) resin particles specially-designed for powder bed fusion 3D printing, and will begin marketing this new product to the automotive, aerospace, industrial and medical machinery industries in February 2016. More

Magicfirm Europe announces their feature-rich 2nd gen ZYYX+ 3D Printer

Jan.22, 2016 - In a very crowded Desktop 3D Printer Market, manufacturers have to pull out all the stops to stay ahead. Magicfirm Europe is hoping to do this with the release of the ZYYX+ 3D Printer by adding sturdier parts, software updates and easy-maintenance features. More

Arrow Drone builds highly flexible, 150kmh 3D printed racing drones

Jan.22, 2016 - Arrow Drone, an exciting startup from Berlin, Germany, has built a range of highly flexible, partially 3D printed racing drones, suitable for beginner and pro pilots alike. The company has launched a Kickstarter to bring its products into production. More

Medically inclined 3D Printing and VR technologies rise up as stars at this year's BC Tech Summit

Jan.22, 2016 - 3D Printing, 3D Scanning and VR technology continue to make significant progress in the tech community. The recent variety being showcased at this year's BC Tech summit proves this even further. More

Custom-fitting 3D printed Phits Insoles win ISPO Health and Fitness Award

Jan.22, 2016 - Made by 3D scanning your feet and 3D printing through Materialise, the impressive Phits Insoles by the Belgian company of the same name have caught the attention of sporting goods giant ISPO, who just awarded them the first prize in their Health and Fitness-themed competition. More

Airbus subsidiary AEROTEC opens metal 3D printing factory and starts production on 3D printed titanium parts

Jan.22, 2016 - Airbus is now again expanding their 3D printing capacity, as their subsidiary AEROTEC has just opened a new titanium 3D printing site in Varel Germany and has partnered with Norsk Titanium to set up a qualification process for aerospace parts. More

Room2Room from Microsoft uses augmented reality to beam a life-size person into your room for a video call

Jan.22, 2016 - Microsoft's research department is trying to use augmented reality to change the way we communicate through Room2Room, a 3D holographic projection tool that creates 3D images of your conversation partner in the chair opposite you and vice versa. More

MASSIVit 3D partners with Global Graphics to distribute its large format 3D printers in France

Jan.21, 2016 - Israeli 3D printing startup MASSIVit 3D has signed a distribution agreement with Global Graphics to market, sell and support its large-format, high-speed MASSIVit 1800 3D printer throughout France. More

IDC predicts global spending on 3D printing to grow at CAGR of 27% to $26.7 billion in 2019

Jan.21, 2016 - The IDC have released their Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide which predicts a 27% compound annual growth rate for global spending on 3D printing technologies. In other words, the 3D printing industry will grow from nearly $11 billion in 2015 to $26.7 billion in 2019. More

Nexteam Group joins Prodways' Aerospace division to 3D print metal aerospace parts

Jan.21, 2016 - Following the launch of its Aerospace Division, Prodways Group has announced a strategic partnership with Nexteam Group to develop mass-produced on-board metal 3D printed parts for the aerospace sector. More

Amalgamma develops new 3D printing concrete technique for large-scale structures

Jan.21, 2016 - Amalgamma, a group of Masters students from the Bartlett School of Architecture, has developed a new method for 3D printing concrete that combines extrusion and powder bed 3D printing to create large, structurally sound architectural elements. More

Updated Fuel3D software offers improved Z-axis precision & cloud processing of 3D scans

Jan.21, 2016 - Fuel3D, a leading 3D scanning brand, has launched an updated version of its Fuel3D Studio software. Fuel3D Studio 2.1 features improved Z-axis precision and the ability to process 3D scan data in the cloud. More

Guitar giant Fender uses 3D printing to produce Pro In-Ear Monitor headphones

Jan.21, 2016 - US guitar and audio equipment manufacturer Fender has unveiled a range of 3D printed in-ear monitors, priced between $100 and $500. More

3D scanner smartphone accessory, NutriRay3D, counts calories by scanning your food

Jan.21, 2016 - A crowdfunding campaign has been launched for the NutriRay3D, a smartphone accessory that can accurately track your diet and provide nutritional information through 3D scanning technologies. More

Welsh company Innoture reveals new wrinkle cure: 3D printed Radara micro needle patches

Jan.21, 2016 - A new anti-wrinkle product by Welsh company Innoture has just appeared, which uses 3D printed micro needle patches. These Radara patches are placed around the eyes and stimulate the production of skin smoothing collagen without leaving any marks or using chemicals. More

Flextronics to manufacture and supply Nano Dimension's DragonFly 2020 PCB 3D printer

Jan.21, 2016 - As it prepares to bring its highly anticipated PCB 3D printer to market, Nano Dimension has signed an agreement with Flextronics International to serve as the primary manufacturer and supplier of the Dragonfly 2020 3D printer. More

Philips launches the world's first personalized, 3D printed face shaver for limited edition run

Jan.21, 2016 - Philips, in partnership with Shapeways and Twikit, has launched an exclusive pilot project, inviting 125 people to design, personalize and purchase their very own 3D printed electric shavers. The limited edition run begins today. More

Branch Technology invites you to design a 3D printed 'Freeform Home' through Cellular Fabrication

Jan.21, 2016 - Branch Technology has just launched the architectural Freeform Home Design Challenge, for which participants need to design a complete house that can be 3D printed with their new C-Fab construction 3D printing technique which 3D prints efficient cellular scaffolding. More

3D bioprinted nose and ear reconstructions slowly becoming possible

Jan.21, 2016 - Though it will still take some time before becoming a normal medical procedure, plastic surgery specialist Ernst Jan Bos from the Dutch VU medical center just revealed that they have made several important steps in realizing 3D printed cartilage tissue for nose and ear reconstructions. More

Frost & Sullivan: 3D printing will generate $4.3 billion in the auto industry by 2025

Jan.21, 2016 - Though most predictions on the future of 3D printing are optimistic, a new report by Frost & Sullivan is especially positive about its impact in the auto industry, and especially in the aftermarket. They argue that 3D printing could generate up to $4.3 billion in the auto industry by 2025. More

3D foot scanning tech propels Caroline Walerud of Volumental into Forbes' 30 Under 30 List

Jan.20, 2016 - Sizing for clothing, shoes and eyewear has been left to a lot of guesswork for ages. Forbes 30 Under 30 list-maker Caroline Walerud and her company Volumental modernize the approach with innovative 3D Scanning technology. More

Injet printhead maker Xaar recruits Professor Neil Hopkinson to head new 3D printing team

Jan.20, 2016 - Injet Printhead Manufacturer Xaar jumps into the 3D Printer market by appointing High Speed Sintering Pioneer Neil Hopkinson to lead their team. The symmetry between both of their experiences promises exciting developments in 3D Printing research. More

DNA-informed, 3D printed models of Chelsea Manning's face turned into controversial artwork

Jan.20, 2016 - Chicago-based artist Heath Dewey-Hagborg has 3D printed two masks depicting the face of Chelsea Manning, the US soldier and whistleblower who was sentenced to 35 years in military prison in 2013 for violating the Espionage Act. More

Bioengineer develops 3D printed polymer stent to fight esophageal cancer, receives $141K grant

Jan.20, 2016 - Dr. Yunqing Kang of Florida Atlantic University has received a $141,743 grant from the National Cancer Institute in order to develop a biodegradable, 3D printed polymer stent. The 3D printed stent will decrease complications and act as a delivery system for cancer therapy drugs. More

ETH Zurich and Cytosurge develop FluidFM: micro 3D printing process for tiny, complex metal objects

Jan.20, 2016 - Researchers at ETH Zurich have been developing a technique for Micro 3D Printing for years now. Spin-off company Cytosurge has recently developed a method to overcome previous overhang and automation hurdles. More

Redefining luxury: Meet American Standard's first-ever 3D printed metal Faucet Collection

Jan.20, 2016 - American Standard is releasing a series of luxury 3D printed faucets at this year's Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. With three models on display, they are hoping to make a splash by using 3D print technology to modernize bathroom fixture production. More

Cornell senior receives scholarship for convertible 3D printed outfits made from recycled materials

Jan.20, 2016 - With the goal of reducing waste and making apparel more functional, Cornell University student Eric Beaudette has developed the Recycl3-D clothing line, featuring convertible outfits with interchangeable components that have been 3D printed from recycled materials. More

Build a 3D printed Star Wars Stormtrooper using Autodesk Tinkerplay app and Blender

Jan.20, 2016 - An Instructables user has uploaded a cool 3D printed Stormtrooper Design, which becomes the latest addition to the burgeoning collection of Star Wars 3D prints in the maker community. More

Swedish research trio establishes national arena for metal 3D printing

Jan.20, 2016 - Chalmers University of Technology, University College West and research group Swerea have together established a national arena for metal 3D printing, intended to accelerate the pace of 3D printing research, education and information throughout the Swedish metal and engineering industries. More

Maison 203 to present 3D Printed Kalikon Jewelry at Maison et Objet Paris this week

Jan.20, 2016 - Italian jewelry brand Maison 203 will be introducing their new stunning collection of 3D printed jewelry, which was designed in collaboration with industrial designer Giulio Iacchetti, at this year's Maison et Objet Paris trade fair. More

HiveHaven stops production of 3D printed hives for stingless bees due to cost concerns

Jan.20, 2016 - Though Australian beekeeping specialists HiveHaven have been very successful in keeping Australian stingless bees in environment-regulating 3D printed hives, they have just revealed that they are stopping 3D printing production due to the costs involved. More

Talented maker creates multi-colored '3D printed aviary' using single-extruder 3D printer and Simplify3D

Jan.20, 2016 - Vicky Somma, a Virginia programmer, has created a range of stunning 3D printed ornaments using Simplify3D design software and a single-extruder MakerGear M2 3D printer. More

Tecnica receives US patent for infrared 3D printer bed leveling system

Jan.19, 2016 - 3D printing specialist Tecnica, Inc. has received a US patent for its innovative 3D printer bed leveling system. The additive manufacturing invention uses a unique alignment and leveling process, helping to reduce printing time and eliminate the errors caused by bed leveling issues. More

HP's new Sprout Pro PC makes 3D scanning easy for classrooms and enterprises

Jan.19, 2016 - HP released their consumer version of the Sprout Computer in 2014. As a tool that incorporates, 3D scanning, projection, touch and VR technology, it is now expanding into the education/enterprise world with the Sprout Pro. More

Be a 3D printing hero with Zortrax's free 3D printable Superhero Mask

Jan.19, 2016 - Zortrax has released free downloadable STL files for an edgy cosplay Superhero Mask. Consisting of 46 3D printed parts and made on an M200 3D printer, the 'Legendary Zortrax' superhero mask shows just how easy it can be to create customized, realistic cosplay costumes at home. More

Graphene 3D launches magnetic filament for functional 3D printing

Jan.19, 2016 - Graphene 3D Labs has announced the commercial release of its first magnetic 3D printing filament, Ferro-Magnetic, an iron-based PLA that allows for the 3D printing of objects such as sensors or mechanical actuators that are attracted to magnetic fields. More

APPROXIMATELY 800cm3 OF PLA: All-you-can-print with a single spool of PLA

Jan.19, 2016 - A Brazil based art project, APPROXIMATELY 800cm3 OF PLA, is seeking to investigate the tensions that exist in additive manufacturing by 3D printing as many objects as possible from a single spool of filament. More

Scientists develop a new form of 3D printing that uses ultrasound to 3D print composite materials

Jan.19, 2016 - A team of engineers from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, has developed a novel method for 3D printing composite materials. The method uses ultrasonic waves to manipulate tiny fibers within a resin, and can be used on off-the-shelf 3D printers. More

Delcam to research metal 3D printing with new ABB robot arm and PowerMILL Robot interface

Jan.19, 2016 - CAD/CAM software supplier Delcam has acquired a new ABB robot fitted with a Fronius CMT Advanced welding head. The unit will be used to research the programming of robots for metal 3D printing using Delcam's PowerMILL Robot interface. More

Snow and ice are no match for these 3D printed winter tires for the OpenRC F1 race car

Jan.19, 2016 - 3D designer Thomas Palm has designed 3D printable snow-chain inspired winter tires for Daniel Nor'e's 3D printed OpenRC Formula One race car, and has released the free 3D files--plus a special Easter Egg--on Thingiverse. More

JS Shoes' customizable 3D knitted shoes hit Kickstarter

Jan.19, 2016 - J&S Enterprises, a small California based development company is Kickstarting a customizable 3D Knitted shoe called the JS Shoe. On top of being stylish, light-weight and affordable, their novel method of automated and custom manufacturing is what sets them apart. More

MyMiniFactory introduces WeDesign.Live, first ever collaborative design 3D modeling platform

Jan.19, 2016 - MyMiniFactory is working on WeDesign.Live, a web-based open source collaborative 3D design platform where every step of the 3D printing experience can be shared, and is now ready to open the platform to alpha testers. More

Airbus Helicopters using German RepRap 3D printer to produce windshield wipers, gears and more

Jan.18, 2016 - Airbus Helicopters is reducing development costs of prototype components with the help of an X400 3D printer from Feldkirchen, Munich based company German RepRap. Windshield wipers, gears, levers and shafts were all made using the large-format FFF machine. More

3D printed fetuses: The Hottest Parenting Trend of 2016

Jan.18, 2016 - Channel Mum, the UK's most popular video-based parenting site, has predicted that 3D printed fetuses will be one of 2016's hottest parenting trends. More

3D printing, AI robots, machine learning and nanotech to lead to 5 mln less jobs by 2020

Jan.18, 2016 - The World Economic Forum has released a report indicating that the Fourth and Current Industrial Revolution, characterized by an increase 3D printing technology, robotics, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and machine learning, will lead to the loss of more than 7 million jobs by 2020, with only 2 million new skilled jobs being created. More

ORNL scientists to study 3D printed material properties with thermal camera technique

Jan.18, 2016 - The further our understanding of how 3D printing affects a material's strength, residual stresses and microstructures, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory will apply their tried and tested thermal camera technique on a variety of 3D printed parts. More

Orbital ATK successfully tests metal 3D printed hypersonic engine combustor at NASA

Jan.18, 2016 - Aerospace and defense company Orbital ATK has successfully tested a 3D printed hypersonic engine combustor at NASA's Langley Research Center. The metal 3D printed part was subjected to a variety of high-temperature hypersonic flight conditions, including one of the longest duration propulsion wind tunnel tests of record. More

Open source, solar-powered RepRap 3D printer brings 3D printing to developing communities

Jan.18, 2016 - In an attempt to bring the potential of low-cost 3D printing to the far corners of the developing world, the Pearce Research Group at Michigan Tech have developed and shared designs for a low-cost solar-powered delta RepRap 3D printer capable of stable making in outdoor environments. More

Kentstrapper launches Noah 3D printer controller to simplify 3D printing process

Jan.18, 2016 - In an attempt to greatly simplify the 3D printing process, Italian engineers Kentstrapper have just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Noah, a trouble-shooting 3D printer controller that takes care of slicing, que management and more. More

3D Systems abandons Cube 3D printer, but filament users still trapped by DRM

Jan.18, 2016 - 3D Systems recently announced it plans to discontinue production of their entry-level Cube printers. While they state they will continue to provide service and filament for the machines, it is uncertain for how long. More

Chinese researchers unveil 3D printable shape-shifting polymer

Jan.18, 2016 - A team of researchers from East China's Zhejiang University have created what could be the most functional shape shifting material yet, a 3D printable polymer that can be programmed with different preset shapes and can shift from one to the other when exposed to temperature changes. More

Airbus Ventures to invest part of $150M capital fund in 3D printed car experts Local Motors

Jan.18, 2016 - Airbus's corporate venture capital fund Airbus Ventures has just announced it will invest part of their $150 million fund in 3D printed car pioneers Local Motors, all with an eye on increasing their knowledge of what 3D printing can do for the aerospace industry. More

3D printed robots to fight to the death in BBC's Robot Wars reboot

Jan.17, 2016 - The BBC has officially announced that it will be re-activating its technological game show hit, Robot Wars. Thanks to low-cost robotic technologies including 3D printing and computer boards like Rasperry Pi, the competing, custom-built remote-controlled fighting machines should be more innovative, powerful, and deadly than ever before. More

Mozart the cat gets 3D printed wheelchair following terrifying 30m fall

Jan.17, 2016 - After falling 30m from a balcony in New South Wales, Australia, Mozart the cat broke two legs and was lucky to survive. Luckily, the 3D printing community was on hand to provide a 3D printed wheelchair for the fortunate feline. More

Animate your boring old headphones with NeoPixels and lightweight 3D printed enclosures

Jan.17, 2016 - Adafruit's Ruiz Brothers have released a tutorial for adding app-controlled LED lights to a pair of headphones, with lightweight 3D printed enclosures used to keep everything together. More

3D printing design exhibition coming soon to Paris

Jan.17, 2016 - The Center for Design in Paris (Lieu du Design) will be opening a special exhibition dedicated entirely to 3D printing technology this spring. Titled '3D Printing, the Factory of the Future" the exhibition will be the first in France wholly devoted to exploring the potential new uses and economic opportunities offered by 3D printing technology. More

Paralysed mountain biker Tom Wheeler now racing again thanks to 3D printed arm brace

Jan.17, 2016 - After a fall during a race left cyclist Tom Wheeler with a paralyzed right arm, he joined forces with PDR and product designer Poppy Farrugia to develop a custom 3D printed brace that allows him to hold a steering wheel with two hands and cycle again. More

3D printed micrometer can measure down to five thousandths of an inch

Jan.16, 2016 - Mechanical engineering student Dan Olson has 3D printed a functional micrometer that, though not perfectly accurate, has a 2.5 inch travel distance and can measure down to five thousands of an inch or smaller. More

Airbus starts 3D printing airplane cabin partition that mimics cells and bones' structure

Jan.16, 2016 - Airbus and its subsidiary APWorks, in collaboration with Autodesk-owned architecture firm The Living, has started printing the world's largest metal 3D printed airplane part. The jet partition, 3D printed in a high-tech alloy called 'Scalmalloy', is 45% lighter than current partitions. More

Nebraska 9-year-old boy gets 3D printed 'Star Wars' arm delivered by Darth Vader

Jan.16, 2016 - Nine-year-old Alvin Garcia Flores was given 'a new hope' on Thursday, in the form of a 3D printed bionic arm made by Limbitless Solutions. Presenting the 3D printed prosthesis to the young Nebraska resident was none other than Darth Vader, iconic villain of the Star Wars franchise. More

Return to retro gaming with 3D printed NES controller and Raspberry Pi Zero

Jan.16, 2016 - A bit of simple 3D printing has enabled fans of retro gaming to revive their old-school NES controllers and run them on the new Raspberry Pi Zero. The trend has even grown into an entire online community project, known as RetroPie. More

Sink your teeth into this mechanical 3D printed 'Saber' inspired by Disney Research

Jan.16, 2016 - Thingiverse maker Greg Zumwalt has built a 3D printed mechanical creature, which he has called 'Saber'. The project was inspired by 3D printable 'Cyber Tiger' model' in 'Disney Computation Designs of Mechanical Characters' created by Disney Research. More

Brilliant Mush-Lume lampshades made with bio mushroom mixture and 3D printed molds

Jan.15, 2016 - To show that original making can be environmentally friendly, designer Danielle Trofe has combined Ecovative's bio mushroom mixture and 3D printed molds to grow original and biodegradable lampshades and pot planters. More

CorenPuzzle finally succeeds at creating the world's largest 22x22 3D printed Rubik's Cube

Jan.15, 2016 - After two disastrous attempts at creating the world's largest 3D printed Rubik's cube, CorenPuzzle has finally managed to assemble a functional, record-breaking, 22 x 22 3D printed Rubik's cube, printed entirely on a consumer-grade Prusa i3 3D printer. More

Plunkett Associates uses 3D printing to build high performance heat sinks

Jan.15, 2016 - Plunkett Associates, a British manufacturing expert, has used additive manufacturing to produce a range of DMLS-produced heat-sinks. The 3D printed components can be used to improve convection cooling systems in electronic devices. More

US Navy adopts metal 3D printing as practical manufacturing tool in warfare center

Jan.15, 2016 - With several 3D printing experiments are underway onboard warships already, the US Navy has just revealed that they have equipped a warfare center with a metal 3D printer as well, with the purpose of developing practical solutions for the entirety of the navy. More

ESA and BEEVERY-CREATIVE developing 3D printing breadboard machine for ISS

Jan.15, 2016 - The European Space Agency has commissioned four tech companies, including 3D printing specialists BEEVERYCREATIVE< to develop a 3D printing breadboard machine capable of 3D printing electric circuit boards on the International Space Station. More

Japanese artist reimagines 5000 year old pot from Jomon period using 3D printing

Jan.15, 2016 - Japanese modern artist Taketo Kobayashi is known for bringing ancient cultural expressions together with modern Japanese subcultures, and for his latest 'Visions of the Universe' he has recreated and reimagined a 5000 year old pot from the Jomon period with the help of 3D printing. More

SpaceX wins US Air Force contract to advance rocket engines with 3D printing

Jan.15, 2016 - 3D Printing has become commonplace for rocket design and manufacturing in the aerospace industry in recent years. A recent contract awarded to SpaceX and Orbital ATK ensures the merger of technologies will continue. More

New edition of popular Chinese Pancake 3D printer makes pancakes in just 90 seconds

Jan.15, 2016 - Mr. Ran from Chengdu city in the west of China revealed his very own pancake 3D printer. This particular model is capable of completely 3D printing seven or eight different palm-sized pancakes in just ten minutes, making it a very intriguing option. More

3D printed lifesize Titanosaur, largest dinosaur ever found is on display in New York

Jan.15, 2016 - The American Museum of Natural History has just unveiled the newest member of its permanent exhibit - a colossal casted and 3D printed skeleton of the world's largest known dinosaur, a new species of titanosaur. More

RVC researchers use 3D scanning to digitally recreate 'Sivatherium giganteum', prehistoric relative of giraffe

Jan.14, 2016 - Researchers from the University of London's Royal Veterinary College have used 3D scanning technology to create a 3D model of the million-year-old Sivatherium giganteum, an extinct relative of the giraffe. More

Learn about robotics with this 3D printed Hobby Hand that mimics natural hand movement

Jan.14, 2016 - Prosthesis startup Biomechanical Robotics Group (BRG) has created a 3D printed DIY prosthetic hand kit. The Hobby Hand, now the subject of a $30,000 Kickstarter campaign, promises easy controllability and accurate imitation of natural hand movement. More

Livermore Labs applies physics-based research to improve metal 3D printing once and for all

Jan.14, 2016 - Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have launched a strategic research-based project known as the Accelerated Certification of Additively Manufactured Metals Initiative (ACAMM), which seeks to improve metal 3D printing and encourage its widespread adoption across various industries. More

Cops used 3D scanning to recreate the shooting of 12-year-old boy Tamir Rice for court case evidence

Jan.14, 2016 - 3D scanning technologies are increasingly being used by U.S. law enforcement to virtually reconstruct crime scenes in order to help jurors visualize and understand what occurred. More

3D marketplace Threeding scans & uploads hundreds of Ancient Greek artifacts for 3D printing

Jan.14, 2016 - 3D printing marketplace Threeding has used a set of Artec 3D scanners to scan a huge collection of Ancient Greek artifacts. The entire collection has been turned into 3D printable files, available to download via Threeding. More

3D printing helps separate three-month-old conjoined twins in China

Jan.14, 2016 - Doctors at the Children's Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai used both 3D modeling and 3D printing for the first time to successfully separate three-month-old conjoined twins. More

Artist Tomoo Yamaji uses 3D printed sculpture to warn about the misuse of technology in human body

Jan.14, 2016 - Japanese 3D artist Tomoo Yamaji has designed an abstract, 3D printed sculpture to express "the excessive modification" of the human body, and to warn against the incorrect use of technology. The two-piece, snap-fit 3D printed kit was inspired by the rough sketches used in car development and is covered in the traditional patterns found on Japanese Kimonos. More

Chinese experts unveil first 3D printed nuclear fuel element, could be widely used in 10 years

Jan.14, 2016 - Scientists from the China National Nuclear Corporation have just revealed a major 3D printing breakthrough, as they have successfully 3D printed parts of a CAP1400 nuclear fuel assembly, a key element in Chinese nuclear reactors. More

Extrudr unveils wood-like Fichte, Extrudr Pearl, glow-in-the-dark PETG 3D printer filaments

Jan.14, 2016 - New Austrian filament manufacturer Extrudr has just released three interesting options for the European market that add a new dimension to your 3D printing: the wood-like Fichte, Pearl featuring high quality finishing and a glow-in-the-dark PETG filament. More

MHOX expands dystopian Carapace brand with 3D printed VR facemasks

Jan.14, 2016 - With the purpose of integrating the hottest technology of 2016, Italian design studio MHOX has just expanded their range of dystopian and alien Carapace wearables collection with custom 3D printed VR facemasks that could add a whole new dimension to the human experience. More

3D mapping of entire buildings in real time with mobile tablet

Jan.14, 2016 - Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have been developing a software, in cooperation with Google's Project Tango, that will allow people to easily generate 3D maps of entire buildings from a mobile tablet. More

Organovo's Samsara Sciences to focus on 3D bioprinted human liver cells

Jan.13, 2016 - 3D bioprinting specialist Organovo today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Samsara Sciences, Inc., has launched commercial operations. Samsara will focus solely on the provision of 3D printed human liver cells. More

New BBC documentary examines discovery of world's largest dinosaur, with help of 3D scanning

Jan.13, 2016 - BBC1 will be airing "Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur" on January 24th, which follows in detail the discovery, examination, and 3D digital technologies that helped to uncover the world's largest known dinosaur. More

Hacked Formlabs 3D printers repurposed for real-laser version of Spacewar

Jan.13, 2016 - Using the optical engine from a Formlabs Form 2 3D printer and the translucent orange cover from a Form 1, Matt Keeter has created a Frankenstein version of the classic video game Spacewar'using real lasers. More

Sony makes world's first 48k 360-degree video using smartphones and 3D printed rig

Jan.13, 2016 - Sony has created the world's first 48k 360 degree video of the French Alps using their 4K enabled smartphone, the Xperia Z5, and a 3D printed rig. More

Injured Costa Rican toucan singing again thanks to 3D printed prosthetic beak

Jan.13, 2016 - One year after a horrific attack left Grecia the toucan with a severely injured beak, 3D printing experts in Costa Rica have managed to 3D print a brand new prosthetic beak, giving the bird a second lease on life. More

Dutch designer launches Project NEXT to develop concrete 3D printer and bio-concrete

Jan.13, 2016 - After the success of his inspiring project EGG, Dutch designer Michiel van der Kley has launched Project NEXT with the ambitious purpose of developing a custom concrete 3D printer that works with bio concrete and can realize hitherto impossible architectural shapes. More

Irish government announces €28.8M investment in next-gen sciences including nano 3D printing

Jan.13, 2016 - In order to create more jobs and to give scientists the funds to get the right equipment and facilities, the Irish government has announced it will invest €28.8M in 21 different next-generation sciences, including nano 3D printing with an eye on medical applications. More

You can 3D print your own front plate for your Loud Mini, car horn for your bike

Jan.13, 2016 - Inventor Jonathan Lansey has known for years that cyclists need to be heard by motorists to feel safe on the road. After two successful Kickstarter campaigns for Loud Car Horns, he is ready to share his designs so 3D Print enthusiasts can customize their own horns. More

3D printed bone implant saved Virginia woman's leg from amputation

Jan.13, 2016 - Virginia school teacher Ruth Smith-Leigh was initially told that her leg would need to be amputated following a car crash, but Duke specialists managed to develop a custom 3D printed implant that not only enabled her to keep her leg and continue walking, but also encourages her bones to heal. More

Washington-based Printabowl 3D prints elegant elevation instruments for legal marijuana consumption

Jan.13, 2016 - Inspired by the legalization of marijuana in Washington, brothers Al and Saul Jacobs have started Printabowl, a company that designs and 3D prints stately water pipes. More

Beastcam super high-speed 3D scanner invented to create 3D models of live sharks

Jan.13, 2016 - With the goal of creating accurate 3D models of live sharks, geckos and other fast-moving animals, biologists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst used off-the-shelf-materials to put together the accurately-named Beastcam 3D scanner: a portable, high-speed, multi-armed and multi-camera-equipped 3D scanning device. More

Moog wins $728K US Air Forces contract to advance launch vehicle booster tech w/metal 3D printing

Jan.13, 2016 - Moog has won a technology development contract from the US Air Force under the Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation Broad Agency Announcement. The contract will see Moog develop parts for liquid fueled first stage rocket engines through additive manufacturing technology. More

Fashion collection 'Mama Africa' blends African tradition and 3D printing

Jan.12, 2016 - Desktop 3D printer manufacturer BEEVERYCREATIVE has used its wealth of 3D printing expertise to help Lisbon based Fashion Studio produce a range of Africa-inspired, 3D printed accessories 'Mama Africa'. More

Czech firm Innomia uses 3D printing to accelerate production of auto components by 17%

Jan.12, 2016 - Czech additive manufacturing specialist Innomia has used DMLS technology to produce a refined cooling system for its client, Magna. The new system has yielded a 17% increase in productivity for Magna, a component supplier for 'koda Auto. More

RedWorks will test Mars Habitat Spinoff technologies for use on earth in early 2016

Jan.12, 2016 - California based RedWorks, which last year designed a 3D printable habitat for use on Mars, is developing a range of Earth-suitable spinoff technologies. More

3D printer maker Tinkerine Studios sees 270% sales increase in 2015

Jan.12, 2016 - Canadian 3D printer manufacturer Tinkerine Studios today announced record sales in 2015, with a 270% increase compared to the previous year. The company attributes these sales to increased demand for its award-winning and user friendly Ditto Pro 3D printer, as well as its 3D printing filaments and software downloads via content platform TinkerineU. More

Colorful 3D printed zoetrope becomes real life award at Amsterdam's KLIK Film Festival

Jan.12, 2016 - We spoke with artist Klass-Harm de Boer, who designed and created a lively 3D printed zoetrope animation Amsterdam's KLIK Animated Film Festival. A the end of the ceremony, each 3D printed statue from the film was given away as an award to festival winners. More

A faster and cheaper way to 3D print with metal powders and even rust

Jan.12, 2016 - A team of Northwestern Engineers has developed a new method for 3D printing metal that uses liquid inks and a simple syringe-extrusion technique, much like a regular 3D printer, yet with the ability to create complex and more uniform architectures than previously possible in metal 3D printing, all while using a wider variety of metals, alloys and metal oxides. More

Katjes' Magic Candy Factory teams with Sur 3D to launch software for making 3D printed gummies

Jan.12, 2016 - German candy brand Katjes has recently announced it will be launching a new easy-to-use software for its 3D printed gummy candies in partnership with Uruguayan 3D printing software company Sur 3D. More

3D printable Martian concrete might be the best material to build a house on Mars

Jan.12, 2016 - A team of researchers from Northwestern University have come up with a solution that could make life on Mars realistic: a concrete made from Martian materials, which is not only very high in strength but also easily 3D printable. More

Nasa selects Aerojet Rocketdyne to mature 3D printed MPS-130 CubeSat propulsion system

Jan.12, 2016 - NASA has just tapped aerospace 3D printing specialists Aerojet Rocketdyne for the development of the MPS-130 CubeSat Propulsion System, which will be the first of its kind to use a green propellant and will greatly improve the capacity of CubeSats and nanosats. More

Doctors use 3D imaging and Google Cardboard virtual reality tech to save baby's life

Jan.12, 2016 - A 3D printing tragedy occurred before the surgery of the six-month old Teegan who suffered from an underdeveloped heart. Surgeons wanted to use a 3D printed surgical model, but as the 3D printer broke down they used a VR Google Cardboard headset to prepare for the complex surgery. More

Equispheres enhances metal powders for 3D printing with proprietary atomizer technology

Jan.11, 2016 - Canadian company Equispheres has developed a proprietary atomization reactor'that produces'more consistent, ultra-high-performance spherical metal powders, which allow for more precision and control in'additive manufacturing and metal spray applications.'It plans to begin marketing its metal 3D printing powders to aerospace and defence companies in early 2016. More

Buick unveils ultra-modern Avista concept car with 3D printed interior details

Jan.11, 2016 - Hoping to shed it's 'dinosaur image', Buick unveiled it's most modern concept car yet, the Avista, at Detroit Auto Show. The proportional and sleek 2+2 coupe features a 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged V-6 engine to power its exterior, and sleek 3D printed door and seat details to complement its luxurious interior. More

Lunavast's CrafteHbot introduces full-color FMD 3D printing with 2D inkjet printer mod

Jan.11, 2016 - Using the printhead from a color 2D injket printer, the Lunavast CrafteHbot FDM 3D printer is able to dye objects layer by layer throughout the 3D printing process, resulting in finished, full-color 3D printed parts. More

Swiss designer shows off amazing 3D printed fully mechanical tourbillon watch

Jan.11, 2016 - As a tribute to centuries of handcrafted watches, Swiss designer Christoph Laimer has developed and shared a fully mechanical watch that features the complex tourbillon mechanism and accurately displays the time for up to 35 minutes with the help of a winding system. More

3D Systems shows off SLAbot-1 3D printing robotic arm at CES 2016

Jan.11, 2016 - 3D Systems unveiled its SLAbot-1 3D printing robot at CES 2016. The technology demonstration, not yet a finished product, is able to manipulate an object through every stage of the 3D printing process. More

Concept Laser to offer module factory building kit, 'AM Factory of Tomorrow' by year end

Jan.11, 2016 - Laser melting and 3D printing specialist Concept Laser is developing the 'AM Factory of Tomorrow', a factory building kit which will enable the modular integration of additive manufacturing technology into production environments. The kit could be available in late 2016. More

Audi building 3D printed rover to drive across the moon

Jan.11, 2016 - As part of of the Google Lunar X Prize competition, Audi and Part Time Scientists have teamed up to 3D print a rover capable of landing on the moon's surface, and traversing at least 500 meters thanks to metal 3D printing technology. More

Ripple Maker, a latte art 3D printer, launches app and is voted favorite at CES

Jan.11, 2016 - Ripples, a Steam CC venture, has not only launched their mobile app, allowing consumers to digitally send images or photos to a Ripple Maker machine at a cafe or restaurant, but has also won the Last Gadget Standing contest at this year's CES. More

Laika wins technical award from the Oscars for pioneering 3D printing in animation

Jan.11, 2016 - The winners of the Scientific and Engineering Awards of the Academy (known for their Oscars) have just been announced, and among them is animation film studio Laika Entertainment for their fantastic success in using 3D printing technology for stop-motion picture The Boxtrolls. More

Jinn: an Android-based 3D printed robot that walks, talks, teaches and learns

Jan.11, 2016 - Jinn is the first Swiss-made 3D printed walking humanoid robot, capable of hearing, speaking, and displaying various emotions, while being controlled via an Android smartphone and downloadable app. More

3D printed interior parts to be included on upcoming Telluride SUV, Kia reveals

Jan.11, 2016 - It seems as though South Korean car manufacturers Kia are also ready to incorporate 3D printing into their production process, as they are set to showcase the new Kia Telluride SUV at the Detroit Auto Show this week, complete with 3D printed door panels, dashboard components and steering wheel. More

3D printing helps CAE Healthcare develop complex human patient birthing simulator

Jan.10, 2016 - Simulation technology firm CAE has developed the Fidelis' Maternal Fetal Simulator (MFS), using 3D printed parts provided by Stratasys. The simulator teaches obstetricians how to deal with dangerous birthing complications. More

Scientist recreates amazing ancient trilobites by 3D printing them in metal

Jan.10, 2016 - Biochemistry professor Dr. Alan Drummond has been creating highly detailed 3D printed trilobites, using both a Formlabs Form 1 3D printer and metal 3D printing services provided by Shapeways. More

Cyant turns children's drawings into 3D printed objects to promote STEM education

Jan.10, 2016 - Berkeley based startup Cyant has launched an Indiegogo campaign for their new project which turns children's drawings into 3D printed objects to promote STEM education and engagement from a young age. More

Autodesk helps design 3D printed replica shells in crowdfunded effort to save Desert Tortoise

Jan.10, 2016 - Hardshell Labs has devised a plan to create realistic, 3D printed replica shells to help protect the endangered Desert Tortoise from predatory ravens. More

Doctor develops 3D printed eye examination kit for developing countries

Jan.9, 2016 - New Zealand based eye doctor, Hong Sheng Chiong, has developed oDocs Eye Care, a group that specializes in creating and offering open source, 3D printed eye care equipment. More

MatterHackers releases Mattercontrol Touch T10 tablet for wireless 3D printing

Jan.9, 2016 - It's no secret that running your 3D printer using a dedicated PC or with constant SD card swaps can feel a little bit outdated. The MatterControl Touch, a dedicated touch-screen, WiFi enabled tablet hopes to make your life that much easier. More

3D printed modular 'Europe building' erected for Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Jan.9, 2016 - On January 1, 2016, the Netherlands began its six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union, taking over from Luxembourg. Ministerial meetings will be held at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, where a partially 3D printed structure'the Europe Building'has been erected. More

Fallout 4 superfan 3D printed his own Codsworth action figure

Jan.9, 2016 - As a tribute to the most popular game of the moment, Mark Mosinski just revealed his 9-inch tall 3D printed Handy Codsworth, the cool robotic companion from Besthesda's post-apocalyptic Fallout 4. More

Pixologic & Formlabs to develop integration plugin for 3D printing ZBrush models on Formlabs 3D printer

Jan.8, 2016 - Pixologic has joined forces with Formlabs to create a software integration between Pixologic's ZBrush 3D design suite and Formlabs' dedicated Preform 3D printing software. An upgraded 3D printing plugin will allow users to quickly and easily turn their ZBrush creations into 3D printable models. More

3D printed insole maker SOLS lays off 20 percent of staff ahead of major product announcement

Jan.8, 2016 - SOLS has laid off 20 percent of its staff, a total of 14 employees. The New York-based company produces 3D printed custom insoles and orthotics for medical professionals and consumers alike. More

Lloyd's Register launches global 3D printing certification framework

Jan.8, 2016 - Lloyd's Register has launched a set of goal-based additive manufacturing guidance notes to industry. The certification framework aims to give operators and manufacturers in the energy and marine industries confidence in 3D printed metal components. More

Croft Additive Manufacturing and ESR Space to 3D print customized spacecraft mechanisms

Jan.8, 2016 - Metal 3D printing company Croft Additive Manufacturing (CAM) has teamed up with the Space division of ESR Technology to research3D printing applications spacecraft components. Specifically, the two organizations aim to 3D print customized mechanisms that will address the issues surrounding the use of liquid or grease-based lubricants in spacecrafts. More

AstroPrint adopts KinomaJS to develop 3D printer UI and mobile app for Marvell

Jan.8, 2016 - Using KinomaJS' open source application framework, AstroPrint was able to develop a user interface and mobile app designed for complex 3D print job management, all within less than two months. More

ITRI and Mitsubishi Financial Group raise US$45M to develop laser technology for 3D printing

Jan.8, 2016 - ITRI has established a joint fund with Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group to support the development of advanced laser technologies, which can be used in to enhance precision and quality in 3D printing processes. More

Intelligent '3D printing' machine tool optimizes metal manufacturing without human aid

Jan.8, 2016 - A group of researchers from the Kobe University Graduate School of Engineering have created an intelligent prototype machine tool that operates like a 3D printer to manufacture metal components, and can automatically optimize its machining process to speed up manufacturing times while reducing costs. More

Lenovo is making the first 3D-scanning consumer smarphone with Google's Project Tango

Jan.8, 2016 - The upcoming Google Project Tango smartphone with 3D scanning capabilities, will be manufactured by PC giant Lenovo, according to a joint announcement at CES 2016. The 6.5 inch device, which will be able to track motion, measure rooms in 3D, and overlay virtual 3D objects in augmented reality scenarios, is expected to be priced at under $500. More

DIY Dudes put different spin on 3D printed weapons with full-sized crossbow

Jan.8, 2016 - While 3D printed parts are famously not good under pressure, Dan of DIY Dudes has managed to 3D print a full sized, very powerful crossbow that can be used up to fifty times before being eroded and packs a huge punch. More

3DPrinterOS to bring cloud-based 3D printing to businesses with Private Cloud

Jan.8, 2016 - To ensure that all businesses can also benefit from all the advantages of 3DPrinterOS's excellent cloud based 3D printing management platform, they have just announced the launch of a private cloud. More

3D printing helps develop breakthrough surgical tool Pathfinder that transforms ACL reconstruction

Jan.8, 2016 - With the help of Stratasys' Direct Metal Laser Sintering 3D printers, medical developers DamaMed and orthopedic surgeon Dana Piasecki have developed the Pathfinder, a breakthrough tool that will greatly improve the likelihood of success in ACL graft surgery. More

Planetary Resources reveals first object 3D printed from alien metal

Jan.8, 2016 - Up until now, everything we've ever used in space has been brought there from Earth. Planetary Resources Inc. has long-term ambitions to mine the infinite resources space provides. In the mean-time, they've proven its possible by 3D printing material derived from an astroid. More

Shining 3D launches EinScan-Pro handheld 3D scanner and EinStart-L multi-color 3D printer at CES 2016

Jan.7, 2016 - Chinese manufacturer Shining 3D has unveiled the EinScan-Pro Multi-Functional Handheld 3D scanner, which offers four different 3D scanning modes for a variety of high-quality 3D scanning purposes. The company also unveiled the EinStart-L desktop 3D printer with multi-color capability. More

3D printing bends reality in Inception-like Wave City Coffee Table

Jan.7, 2016 - Greece-based designer Stelios Mousarris used 3D printing technology along with a combination of steel and wood materials to create the Wave City Coffee Table, a mind-bending yet functional piece of furniture that looks like something straight out of Inception. More

PilotManu project to develop high value nano-structured powders for additive manufacturing

Jan.7, 2016 - A consortium of ten partner organizations across seven EU countries is developing a proprietary, high energy ball-mill (HEBM) pilot plant that will be capable of producing innovative nanostructured powders for use in additive manufacturing and other high-value manufacturing applications. More

Gold and silver 3D printed nanowalls could make touchscreens cheaper and better

Jan.7, 2016 - Using gold or silver nanoparticles, a team of researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a novel, cost efficient method for 3D printing ultra-thin 'nanowalls' that could improve the performance of the touchscreens used in our smartphones and other devices. More

MarkForged ultra-strong 3D printed plastic sees 400% revenue growth in 2015

Jan.7, 2016 - MarkForged, makers of the only desktop 3D printer system that can automatically reinforce engineering plastics to aluminum strength and beyond, today announced an explosive finish to 2015, with 400% growth in revenue year on year. More

Kirby Downey 3D prints fantastic fully mechanical rubber band gun

Jan.7, 2016 - While there are a number of different designs for 3D printed rubber band guns out there, South African designer Kirby Downey has just shared a particular cool version that is almost completely 3D printed and features an easy-to-make hand-powered firing mechanism. More

Polaroid to enter 3D printing market in 2016 with ModelSmart 250S 3D printer

Jan.7, 2016 - In a shock unveiling at CES in Las Vegas, renowned camera manufacturer Polaroid has announced that they will be entering the 3D printing market in 2016 with their ModelSmart 250S 3D printer: a large scale FDM 3D printer that fits somewhere in the range between professional and hobby models. More

Sculpteo adds excellent flexible TPU plastic material to their SLS 3D printing services

Jan.7, 2016 - French 3D printing service providers Sculpteo have just added TPU to their list of available materials for SLS 3D printing, a very flexible, high quality material that is perfect for manufacturing a wide range of medical models and even 3D printed outfits and wearables. More

Carbon Robotics brings KATIA, its low-cost and 3D Print ready Modular Robotic Arm to CES

Jan.7, 2016 - Robotic arms have always been beyond the price point for the average consumer. Carbon Robotics is hoping to change that with KATIA, their modular robotic arm that can easily swap between 3D printer, scanner and laser cutter. More

Bonsai Lab launches sub-$500 talking FabPod 3D printer for use in classrooms

Jan.7, 2016 - With educators everywhere finally noticing the advantages of 3D printing technology, Japanese startup Bonsai Lab has responded with a 3D printer perfect for classrooms. Called the FabPod 3D printer, this machine actually talks and takes voice commands to make the whole experience easier. More

3D scanning: the future of bespoke suit tailoring?

Jan.7, 2016 - Hong Kong based tailor Gay Giano has developed a 3D scanning system that scans the client's body to compile a set of detailed and accurate measurements for custom tailoring. More

BASE by Wiivv 3D printed customized insoles now available on Kickstarter

Jan.7, 2016 - Wiivv has officially launched a Kickstarter campaign for BASE, a fully customized and biomechanically optimized 3D printed insole that you can order directly through your smartphone. More

Razer's RealSense-powered Stargazer webcam is perfect for gaming, streaming and 3D scanning

Jan.6, 2016 - Gaming hardware and software specialist Razer today unveiled its Stargazer desktop webcam. The device, which can be used for accurate 3D scanning, captures video at an unprecedented 60 frames per second. More

New Balance partners with Intel to create customized 3D printed midsoles for your running shoes

Jan.6, 2016 - New Balance has announced a partnership with Intel to use its RealSense 3D scanning and imaging technology to gather precise measurements of each customers' foot, and potentially create the most accurate customizable 3D printed midsoles on the market. More

ROBO 3D brings new 3D printers, filaments, accessories to CES 2016

Jan.6, 2016 - 3D printing firm Robo 3D has showcased a range of new products at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. These include the sub-$2000 ROBO 3D R2 consumer-level 3D printer and the sub-$1000 ROBO 3D R2 Mini entry-level 3D printer. More

NinjaTek introduces two new 3D printing filaments: flexible Cheetah and rigid Armadillo

Jan.6, 2016 - NinjaTek, a division of Fenner Drives, has announced the upcoming launch of two new high-performing 3D printing filaments for fucntional, industrial 3D printing applications: the flexible Cheetah 3D printing filament, and rigid Armadillo. More

CEL unveils dual-material 3D printing head for Robox 3D printer

Jan.6, 2016 - British 3D printer manufacturer CEL, maker of the Robox 3D printer, today launched its first dual-material 3D printing head. The print head, unveiled today at CES in Las Vegas, enables Robox users to create multicolor, multi-material 3D prints for the first time. More

Mcor launches ARKe, the first full-color desktop 3D printer that uses 2D paper instead of plastic

Jan.6, 2016 - Mcor Technologies has today launched the ARKe, the first-ever full-color, paper-based desktop 3D printer, which uses non-toxic, eco-friendly A4 office paper as the build material rather than extruded plastic. The ARKe has been named a 2016 CES Best of Innovation Awards Honoree in the 3D printing product category. More

CTA report: IoT drives industry growth, 3D printing industry 'Tech Sector to Watch' in 2016

Jan.6, 2016 - A Sales & Forecasts report from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has predicted a record-setting $287 billion in 2016 retail revenues for the U.S. consumer technology industry. The 3D printing industry, predicted total revenues of $152 million, has been listed as a 'Tech Sector to Watch'. More

Tiertime launches UP Mini 2 desktop 3D printer with touch screen control and wifi connectivity

Jan.6, 2016 - Beijing Tiertime Technology has just announced the launch of the consumer-ready UP Mini 2, the first desktop 3D printer in the UP series with WiFi connectivity and touch screen control. The UP Mini 2 also features enhanced 3D printing capabilities, a portable re-design, and built-in HEPA air filtration. More

WhiteClouds acquires 3DPlusMe to form large-scale, personalized 3D printing service

Jan.6, 2016 - WhiteClouds, operator of the world's largest full-color 3D printing lab and operator of 25+ professional 3D printers, today announced the acquisition of fellow Utah-based 3DPlusMe, a leader in branded and 'personalized 3D capture-to-print' experiences within the entertainment, gaming and sports industries. More

JetPack Aviation develops light and compact JetPack with help of Airwolf 3D printer

Jan.6, 2016 - While jetpack technology has long since been confined to Sci-Fi, JetPack Aviation is making it an actual reality with the help of Airwolf 3D's AXIOM 3D printer. The 3D printed prototype parts for the forthcoming JB-10 jetpack will be on display at the CES in Las Vegas. More

LulzBot 3D printers triple Aleph Objects revenue in 2015; new products announced for 2016

Jan.6, 2016 - Aleph Objects, makers of the LulzBot line of 3D printers, is announcing a a range of new LulzBot 3D printer hardware, filament materials, expanded distribution and updated software following a year of record-breaking growth in 2015. More

You can now make a Lego selfie with Funky 3D Faces' custom 3D printed Lego head

Jan.6, 2016 - Why get a 3D printed selfie when you can turn yourself into a 3D printed Lego figure too? With the help of Funky 3D Faces, you can get a custom 3D printed Lego head that fits onto your favorite Lego body. More

US Air Force awards Aerojet Rocketdyne a $6M contract to develop new standard of 3D printed rocket engines

Jan.6, 2016 - In order to reduce their dependency on foreign-made parts, the US Air Force has made a $6 million deal with Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, who will develop new standards for 3D printed liquid-fueled rocket engine parts. More

RepRapPro to close its doors, will cease trading on Friday 15 January

Jan.6, 2016 - Faced with an increasingly competitive, unpredictable and volatile 3D printing market RepRapPro, one of the pillars of the open source 3D printing community, has decided to shut down and will cease trading on Friday 15 January. More

Orbitrec, a titanium 3D printed road bike with built-in sensors and IoT connectivity unveiled at CES2016

Jan.5, 2016 - Tokyo-based Cerevo Inc. has unveiled a connected road bike with custom-built titanium 3D printed frame and advanced built-in sensors that can make the cycling experience more enjoyable and significantly safer for users of all levels. More

New Matter donates $200K in MOD-t 3D printers and supplies to US schools

Jan.5, 2016 - New Matter, maker of the $399 MOD-t desktop 3D printer, has today announced that it will be donating more than $200,000 in 3D printers and 3D printing supplies to teachers and educators across America via its Educate and Inspire Grant. More

New Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+ 3D printers include interchangeable nozzles

Jan.5, 2016 - Today at CES 2016, Ultimaker introduced their most advanced 3D printer models, the Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+, which including several key enhancements such as interchangeable nozzles, a powerful gear feeder, and optimized cooling system to allow for faster, more reliable and a more diverse 3D printing projects. More

Syfy partners with MakerBot to share exclusive 3D printable content via Thingiverse

Jan.5, 2016 - As part of its new Innovation Lab initiative, American TV network Syfy has partnered with MakerBot's Thingiverse to offer exclusive 3D models of a variety of ships, characters and items from Syfy's original programming. More

Version 2.0 of inspiring open source Hovalin 3D printed violin now available

Jan.5, 2016 - While the first edition already sounded amazing, Kaitlyn and Matt Hova are now back with the second edition of their truly remarkably 3D printed Hovalin violin, featuring an optimized design. More

Taiwan's MIRDC and Tohoku University of Japan join R&D forces to advance metal 3D printing

Jan.5, 2016 - Taiwan's Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC) has signed a cooperative agreement with the Institute for Materials Research (IMR) of Tohoku University of Japan in order to develop and advance metal 3D printing technology and related metallic 3D printing materials. More

Control your DLP 3D printer with just a Raspberri Pi through new nanoDLP software

Jan.5, 2016 - If you're looking for a portable, accessible or affordable software solution for your DLP 3D printer, be sure to check out nanoDLP, which gives you full control over your DLP machine using nothing more than Raspberry Pi as its host. More

HP reveals more about their Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer expected in late 2016, more models will follow

Jan.5, 2016 - Since being announced in 2014, HP's Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology was partly shrouded in mystery, but they have just revealed that they achieve their high speed and unprecedented voxel level properties control through a completely unique manufacturing technique. More

XYZprinting brings wide range of new 3D printers to CES 2016, including $269 da Vinci Mini

Jan.5, 2016 - Giving us some idea of what we can expect of XYZprinting over 2016, the Taiwanese market leader have just announced that they will bring eight new 3D printers, including a sub $300 machine, and various accessories and wearables to Las Vegas. More

Aiman Akhtar designs gorgeous 3D printed dress that looks like something out of Star Trek

Jan.5, 2016 - As a culmination for a yearlong project for 3D World Magazine, 3D modeler Aiman Akhtar has created a stunning 3D printed dress that has been inspired by Science Fiction and features a stellar display of LEDs and optic fiber cables. More

3D printing helps revive Czech Cubism through stunning geometric table set

Jan.4, 2016 - Czech home goods retailer Lauriger has collaborated with architect Svetlana Koženová to design a table set reminiscent of Czech Cubism, by combining 3D printing with more traditional porcelain making techniques. More

Global 3D printer market jumps 35% in 2015 thanks to desktop 3D printer sales

Jan.4, 2016 - Market research company CONTEXT has released a new report revealing that worldwide shipments of 3D printers rose 35% through the first three quarters of 2015, and that 95% of those sales were from personal/desktop 3D printers rather than industrial/professional machines. More

European Space Agency plans to 3D print 'village on the moon' by 2030

Jan.4, 2016 - The European Space Agency is working on a multinational plan to 3D print a permanent village on the surface of the moon within the next 15 years, which it believes is more realistic and safer than attempting a manned mission to Mars. More

Makerbot introduces Smart Extruder+ to replace its controversial 3D printer component

Jan.4, 2016 - MakerBot has today introduced the latest iteration of its Smart Extruder for Fifth Gen Replicator 3D printers. The Smart Extruder+ underwent more than 160,000 hours of exhaustive testing by MakerBot and Stratasys in order to truly prove that it can provide better performance over a longer period of time compared to the faulty and controversial extruder previously sold by MakerBot. More

3D Systems launches high precision ProX DMP 320 direct metal 3D printer

Jan.4, 2016 - 3D Systems today announced the immediate commercial availability of its ProX' DMP 320 3D printer. A direct metal 3D printer, the ProX DMP 320 promises high precision, high throughput printing, and has been optimized for chemically-pure titanium, stainless steel and nickel super alloy parts. More

2016 will be year 3D printing goes mainstream, says Bing search engine

Jan.4, 2016 - While most experts are quite optimistic about what the new year will bring for the 3D printing industry, Windows' Bing search engine revealed 2016 will see 3D printing going mainstream while virtual reality technology, fitness trackers and personal digital assistants will become the biggest technology trends. More

Researchers develop 3D printed electronic radar parts using a new conductive ink

Jan.4, 2016 - Using a new conductive ink consisting of metal nanoparticles suspended thermoplastic polymer, a team from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, a team of scientists has successfully 3D printed a number of radar parts capable of tuning, selecting or generating radio waves. More

Ittyblox takes 3D printed miniature Paris architecture set to Kickstarter

Jan.4, 2016 - After amazing miniature fans everywhere with fantastic collectable miniature buildings from Amsterdam, London, New York and elsewhere, Ittyblox's Stef de Vos has now gone to Kickstarter to realize a fantastic set of 3D printed buildings inspired by the most beautiful city in the world: Paris. More

Poietis raises €2.5M to develop laser-assisted 3D bioprinting technology

Jan.4, 2016 - French 3D bioprinting startup Poietis has raised €2.5 million in order to develop its exclusive laser-assisted 3D bioprinting technique for 3D printing human skin tissue with extreme precision and resolution of up to 20 micrometers. More

Adaptive 3D developing custom plastics for creating toughest and softest 3D printed polymers

Jan.4, 2016 - Adaptive 3D founder Walter E. Voit has delivered a Talks at Google lecture in which he explains his company's mission. Adaptive 3D develops toughest and softest 3D printed polymers on the market by creating custom materials specifically designed to be 3D printed. More

Lenovo's $899 modular ThinkPad X1 tablet can become a laptop, projector, and 3D scanner

Jan.4, 2016 - While the CES won't kick off until Wednesday, Lenovo already showcased an exciting portable 3D scanning solution at the preshow. Called the ThinkPad X1, this is the first tablet to feature the Intel RealSense camera 3D scanner, which comes as a separate module. More

Queensland, Australia looking to claw back tourists with 3D printed foam dinosaur

Jan.3, 2016 - The Maranoa, an area of the southern inland of Queensland, Australia, is using 3D printing technology to turn a local prehistoric discovery into a futuristic tourist attraction. More

ReFlow recycled 3D printing filament giving fair deal to waste pickers in developing countries

Jan.3, 2016 - ReFlow is a social enterprise making high quality PET 3D printing filament from plastic collected in developing countries. The organization has designed a <$1,000 extruder for converting scrap plastic into filament, which is being used in small-scale production facilities all over the world. More

VOJD and Akris create geometrically-inspired 3D printed jewelry for Paris Fashion Week

Jan.3, 2016 - Luxury 3D printing jewelry designer VOJD Studios and Swiss fashion house Akris have teamed up to create a series of silver and polyamide 3D printed rings inspired by a large-scale polyhedron geometric structure. More

How 3D printed pills are personalizing medicine

Jan.2, 2016 - 3D printing technology enables doctors and pharmaceutical companies to manufacture drugs tailored to the specific needs of individual patients--taking into account their age, weight, race, and kidney and liver functions to increase the effectiveness while reducing side-effects. Yet what are the potential effects of 3D printed drugs on the medical industry? More

Kai Parthy & ReprapUniverse announce flexible modular 1.75-3mm all-metal 3D printing hotend

Jan.2, 2016 - Innovative German designer and 3D printing expert Kai Parthy has teamed up with Netherlands based 3D printer manufacturer ReprapUniverse to develop the 1730 Full Metal Hotend, a powerful and flexible modular hotend compatible with both 1.75 and 3mm filaments. More

'Sewing machine' uses maths to create intricate 3D printed patterns from molten glass

Jan.2, 2016 - Mediated Matter and the MIT Glass Lab have collaborated with Dr. Brun, a renowned mathematician, to produce a mathematically precise 'molten glass sewing machine'. The machine combines 3D printing of glass with maths to form intricate 3D printed glass objects. More

Melissa Ng shares how search for solitude inspired new 3D printed jewelry line

Jan.2, 2016 - Looking back on 2015, fantastical 3D designer and founder of Lumecluster Melissa Ng shares how her quest for inner solitude led her to create a series of 3D printed jewelry pieces titled Solitude & Innovation. More

This huge brain sculpture consists of 100 unique 3D printed bronze-and-stainless-steel 'neurons'

Jan.1, 2016 - Sculptor Ralph Helmick has designed a massive 3D printed sculpture of a human brain, to be installed at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. More

HRL creates ultra-strong, flawless 3D printed ceramics, resistant to temperatures of 1,400+ degrees

Jan.1, 2016 - HRL Laboratories has developed a new technique for 3D printing ultra-strong ceramic materials which can withstand temperatures in excess of 1,400 degrees Celsius. The company believes the process could soon be used in the aerospace industry. More

Cardillac Jewelers using Ultimaker 3D printer to produce personalized 'Face-to-Face' rings

Jan.1, 2016 - Netherlands based Cardillac Jewelers is using an Ultimaker 3D printer to create prototypes of its jewelry and to create molds for its 'Face-to-Face' rings, designed in the image of the wearer's profile. More

Italian brand XYZbag allows you to customize stylish 3D printed handbags

Jan.1, 2016 - Want your fashion choices to stand out? Italian design brand XYZbag allows you to do so by customizing their 3D printed handbag, the 'Dada for You'. XYZbag was founded by Italian design duo Annalisa and Matteo who were both inspired by their love of handbags and their interest in the potentials of additive manufacturing technologies. More

MASSIVit 3D prints 2 meter shark for global campaign against hunting

Dec.31, 2015 - Israeli 3D printing startup MASSIVit has teamed up with anti-shark hunting campaign Silence of the Sharks to 3D print a two-meter long shark replica to be used in a series of high-profile underwater protests taking place across the globe. More

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