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

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

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

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

World's first 3D printed graphene 'little black dress' unveiled in Manchester

Jan.31, 2017 - In what is surely a world first, wearable tech company CuteCircuit and the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester have used graphene to construct a stunning little black dress, all with the help of 3D printing. More

Successful implantation of 3D printed metal talus bone is first procedure of its kind in Hong Kong

Jan.31, 2017 - Doctors at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Hong Kong have used 3D printing to fabricate a metal talus implant for a motorcycle crash victim. The 3D printing procedure is the first of its kind to be carried out in Hong Kong. More

3D Systems acquires dental 3D printing materials company Vertex-Global Holding

Jan.31, 2017 - 3D Systems has announced the acquisition of Vertex-Global Holding B.V., a dental materials company that supplies products under the Vertex and NextDent brands. 3D Systems will use its Figure 4 3D printing system with NextDent 3D printing materials to create next-gen dental products. More

Yonoh's stunning 3D printed 'Perpetuum Calendar' now available on OTHR

Jan.31, 2017 - Spanish design studio Yonoh has created the Perpetuum Calendar, a 3D printed analogue calendar that incorporates an architectural aesthetic with tactile interaction. The stunning calendar is being featured on homeware brand OTHR's online shop for $470. More

3D scanning helps UK researchers uncover secret 'priest hole' in Gunpowder Plot house

Jan.31, 2017 - Researchers from the University of Nottingham have used 3D scanning technology to uncover a secret room hidden inside a building used by conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. The hiding hole was used by Catholic priests escaping persecution in the 17th century. More

Dubai dental clinics to begin using 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies within weeks

Jan.31, 2017 - The Dubai Health Authority has announced it is ready to launch additive manufacturing at 11 DHA-operated health centers within a matter of weeks. The first phase of 3D printing integration will be led by the Dental Services Department, which will begin 3D scanning and 3D printing patient impressions within weeks. More

BT invests £25,000 in 3D Systems ProJet MJP 2500 Plus 3D printer

Jan.30, 2017 - Telecommunications company BT has spent £25,000 ($31,000) on a 3D printer for its distribution center in Leicestershire, England. The 3D Systems MJP 2500 Plus 3D printer is being used for prototyping and creating spare parts. More

SAP launches 3D printing early access program to push forward digital manufacturing with UPS

Jan.30, 2017 - Software developer SAP, which last year partnered with UPS to set up an expansive on-demand 3D printing network, has announced the launch of an early access program for its SAP Distributed Manufacturing application. More

MetalValue invests €50M in 3D printable steel powder factory in France

Jan.30, 2017 - French metallurgy company MetalValue Powder is reportedly investing 50 million euros to build a new gas-atomized steel powder manufacturing facility in Pitres, Eure, France. The new facility, which is expected to create 60 new jobs in the region, will be the largest of its kind in the world. More

Boston celebrates Chinese New Year with 2,000 3D printed roosters

Jan.30, 2017 - To celebrate the start of the Year of the Rooster, the Rose Kennedy Greenway park in Boston is hosting an unusual 3D printing project, created by artist Chris Templeman. Over the course of the year, a 3D printer will print out more than 2,000 3D printed plastic roosters for visitors to keep. More

Nano Dimension's new PCB 3D printing method improves reliability, eliminates soldering

Jan.30, 2017 - Printed circuit board (PCB) 3D printer manufacturer Nano Dimension has announced a successful proof of concept for a new inkjet PCB 3D printing method. The method improves PCB reliability, eliminates soldering, and supports the creation of thinner, better protected PCBs. More

French 3D printing startup Prismadd begins industrial production

Jan.30, 2017 - French 3D printing startup Prismadd is breaking into the big leagues as it kicks off production at its Montauban industrial 3D printing plant. The company, which signed a six million euro contract with Airbus, expects to ship its first 3D printed titanium structural parts by the end of March. More

Sources disagree on role of 3D printer in tragic death of Berkeley couple

Jan.30, 2017 - A couple living in Berkeley, California were tragically found dead in their home last Monday, possibly due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Sources have speculated that poison may have been emitted by the couple's 3D printer, though others have denied this. An investigation is still underway. More

New 3D printed spinning fidgets cost only $5 for all your fidgeting needs

Jan.29, 2017 - A young Canadian maker has launched a Kickstarter campaign for affordable, 3D printed fidgets: handheld toys that help users stay focused, attentive, and calm. Sean Hodgins, who self-identifies as a fidgeter, has dedicated himself to designing, producing, and retailing the world's most inexpensive spinning fidget, known as the Five Dollar Fidget Spinner. More

11-year-old girl who made glitter-shooting prosthetic has more 3D printed projects lined up

Jan.28, 2017 - 11-year-old Jordan Reeves, who last year made a 3D printed, glitter-shooting prosthetic arm, has become a source of inspiration for many. Since last year, Reeves has continued creating more 3D printed prosthetic accessories. Her latest project a device that combines a medical-grade prosthetic arm with 3D printed, changeable attachments. More

Transparent 0.3 mm film functions as 3D scanner by processing light and shadow

Jan.27, 2017 - Scientists at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) in Austria have developed a 0.3-millimeter-thin transparent plastic film that functions as a 3D scanner. The device could be used with devices like smartphones and tablets. More

HYROMAN: Add, Subtract, and Finish in the same Manufacturing Platform

Jan.27, 2017 - HYROMAN is a research driven innovation activity that intends to build a disruptive innovative manufacturing system that enables agile and cost-effective production of radically new multi-metal components (e.g. functionally graded material). More

How to 3D print your own custom modules for Snap Circuits

Jan.27, 2017 - Maker Chuck Hellebuyck, from the popular CHEP Youtube channel, recently demonstrated how to design and 3D print custom modules for a Snap Circuit using beginner 3D modeling software TinkerCAD and a few easy-to-find snaps. More

Japanese logistics company Yamato to offer 3D printing service for medical products

Jan.27, 2017 - Japanese logistics and transport company Yamato Holdings has announced it will be establishing its own 3D printing center, which will offer clients a faster solution for ordering industrial and medical 3D printed goods. More

Apple could 3D print an X-ray device for inspecting iPhones and iPads

Jan.27, 2017 - Apple has filed a patent for an X-ray device that would be used to scan iPhones, iPads, and other tech to check for internal faults. The patent also suggests the inspection device could be 3D printed. More

60-cent 3D printed 'Lens Safe' ring keeps your SLR lens safe from thieves

Jan.27, 2017 - Rutger Geerling, a professional dance and music photographer, and his friend Mark, a sound guy for famous Dutch DJ Tiesto, have devised a remarkably simple and cheap solution for deterring lens thieves: a 3D printed ring called 'Lens Safe' that simply fits over your camera's lens release button. More

3D Systems announces updated VR scenarios for surgical training

Jan.27, 2017 - The longstanding 3D tech company has just announced a series of pivotal enhancements to its line of Virtual Reality (VR) medical training simulators. Aimed at training surgeons and doctors, the 3D Systems line of VR technologies allows users to practice and perfect surgical procedures in an advanced VR environment. More

Thomas Sanladerer reviews Markforged Mark Two carbon fiber 3D printer: great prints, 'hefty' price

Jan.26, 2017 - 3D printing expert Thomas Sanladerer has reviewed the Markforged Mark Two 3D printer, reporting quality prints and minimal errors, but expressing reservations about Markforged's patenting policy and the price of the 3D printer. More

New survey says 3D printing still dramatically underutilized in education

Jan.26, 2017 - A survey carried out by Ysoft has reported that 87 percent of educators are restricting their students' access to their 3D printers. Various factors relating to cost and management of access mean that they have not been able to make the most of the technology. More

Kentucky middle schoolers 3D print 'Bat Bunker' to help save dwindling bat population

Jan.26, 2017 - A team of devoted middle schoolers in Kentucky is using 3D printing to save the environment, one bat at a time. Calling themselves Team Blackout, the students have designed a 3D printed 'Bat Bunker' to help save local bat populations. More

3D printer company Mcor Technologies seeks investment for huge expansion as it triples its workforce

Jan.26, 2017 - The Irish 3D printer manufacturing company Mcor Technologies is hoping to expand by trebling its workforce. With plenty of investors already on board, and orders coming in from huge international companies, it hopes to raise a further 5 million euros to keep up with demand and grow by 50 percent each year. More

Swedish company OssDsign receives FDA clearance for 3D printed cranial implants

Jan.26, 2017 - OssDsign, the Swedish manufacturer of next-gen 3D printed cranial and facial implants, recently announced it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. FDA for its OSSDSIGN Cranial PSI. The clearance means that the company's 3D printed cranial implants can now be marketed and sold within the United States. More

Update: Kickstarter suspends NexD1 3D printer campaign

Jan.26, 2017 - Kickstarter has suspended funding for Next Dynamics' controversial crowdfunding campaign for the NexD1 3D printer. The campaign had been plagued by allegations of improper behavior, and had just one day left to run prior to its suspension. More

ArcheoRov: a 3D printed underwater vehicle that captures images at 100-meter depths

Jan.26, 2017 - Engineers from the Austrian University of Innsbruck have created a 3D printed ROV called ArcheoRov that is capable of swimming to 100-meter depths and capturing images. The vehicle could be used by marine biologists, environmentalists, or even search and rescue teams. More

Kuunda 3D takes 3D printing on the road to rural Tanzania

Jan.26, 2017 - Dar es Salaam-based 3D printing company Kuunda 3D recently took to the road to introduce 3D printing technologies to a rural village in Northeast Tanzania. The trip was a big success, and the company is now hoping to provide the village with a 3D printer of its own. More

Divergent 3D raises $23M to commercialize 3D printed chassis technology

Jan.26, 2017 - Divergent 3D, maker of the 3D printed Blade Supercar and developer of the innovative 'Node' platform for automotive manufacturing, has announced that it has successfully raised $23 million through a Series A funding round. The funding round was led by tech venture capital firm Horizons Ventures. More

3D printed mold helps researchers build microfluidics system made of LEGO bricks

Jan.25, 2017 - Researchers in California have used 3D printed molds to develop customized LEGO bricks, which can then be used to build complex microfluidics systems. The researchers say the system could assist with future studies. More

Law firm Reed Smith establishes team to protect 3D printer users from lawsuits

Jan.25, 2017 - American law firm Reed Smith has established a new team that will focus on the legal issues surrounding 3D printing in manufacturing. The firm has also published a 55-page report on the legal ins and outs of 3D printing. More

Carbon releases new engineering 3D printing resins: EPX 81, CE 221 and UMA 90

Jan.25, 2017 - 3D printing company Carbon recently released three new engineering resins for its CLIP platform: EPX 81, the newest addition to Carbon's Epoxy material family; CE 221, a high temperature Cyanate Ester material; and UMA 90, a material with enhanced toughness, ideal for manufacturing tooling, fixtures, and prototyping. More

Audi takes additive manufacturing efforts up a gear with new EOS development partnership

Jan.25, 2017 - Car manufacturer Audi AG has started a development partnership with additive manufacturing specialist EOS that will see the latter providing additive systems and training to the former. Audi plans to 3D print tools, geometrically complex inserts for die casting molds, and more. More

Voodoo Manufacturing's 'new-age robotic factory' could be largest cluster of 3D printers ever

Jan.25, 2017 - Brooklyn-based startup Voodoo Manufacturing has just received $1.4 million to build the next generation of robotic factories. Its current setup consists of 160 3D printers, and the startup has plans to add 50 more. More

Backers of NexD1 3D printer have 26 hours to escape controversial Kickstarter campaign

Jan.25, 2017 - Serious questions have been raised about the status and legitimacy of the NexD1 3D printer. Commenters have alleged that Next Dynamics, the Berlin-based startup behind the 3D printer, has been deceiving Kickstarter backers, and that its PolyJet 3D printer may be far from completion. More

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Organovo partner to develop 3D bioprinted kidney

Jan.25, 2017 - 3D bioprinting company Organovo Holdings, Inc. will collaborate with Professor Melissa Little and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute at The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia to develop an architecturally correct kidney that could be used in therapeutic applications. More

Ohio's first 3D sand printer to bring new jobs to the state

Jan.25, 2017 - Humtown Products' manufacturing facility in Leetonia, Ohio has just unveiled the state's first ever 3D sand printer. Officials say the industrial sand casting 3D printer will help transition Ohio from the "rust belt" to the "technology belt." More

SD3D acquires 3D printing automation software company Printelize

Jan.25, 2017 - San Diego-based automations technology and 3D printing company SD3D has announced the acquisition of Polish software company Printelize. The acquisition price remains undisclosed. More

PyroGenesis Canada on course to produce 3D printable metal powders after 13-year hiatus

Jan.24, 2017 - PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a clean-tech company that produces plasma waste-to-energy systems, has given an update on its previously announced additive manufacturing strategy. The company plans to produce smooth-flowing titanium powders that can be used in metal 3D printing. More

Galenfeha, Inc. announces intent to acquire Additive Manufacturing LLC for $14M

Jan.24, 2017 - Galenfeha, Inc., a Texas-based engineering, manufacturing, and product development company, has announced plans to acquire Additive Manufacturing LLC for $14 million in cash, signing a letter of intent to acquire the 3D printing company. More

Sculpteo designers complete 1000km road trip on 3D printed bikes

Jan.24, 2017 - French 3D printing company Sculpteo has announced that two of its designers have successfully completed a 1000 km road trip from Las Vegas to San Francisco on 3D printed Sculpteo Bikes. More

3D printing extrusion expert 3devo says making PEEK filament yourself is cheaper than buying

Jan.24, 2017 - 3devo, a Netherlands-based developer of 3D printer extrusion systems, has undertaken a research project into turning PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone) into 3D printable filament. The company found extruding PEEK granulate to be significantly cheaper than buying a spool of readymade PEEK filament. More

NAMIC helps Singapore businesses adopt 3D printing technologies

Jan.24, 2017 - Over the past year and a half, Singapore's National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster has reached out to roughly 400 companies, both local and international, to help them adopt and integrate 3D printing technologies into their business. More

3D printing company SLM Solutions announces immediate removal of CEO Markus Rechlin

Jan.24, 2017 - German 3D printing company SLM Solutions has removed Markus Rechlin from his position as CEO and management board member and appointed Uwe Boegershausen, the company's chief financial officer, as acting CEO. No reason has been given for Rechlin's dismissal. More

333D to develop 3D printer with CreoPop 3D pen's patented photopolymer resins

Jan.24, 2017 - Australian 3D printer manufacturer 333D has partnered with CreoPop, maker of the eponymous 3D pen, to develop a new 3D printer that utilizes CreoPop's patented photopolymer resins. Both companies are hoping to target the education market with their new 3D printer. More

Spanish research group develops skin-printing 3D bioprinter for commercial market

Jan.24, 2017 - Scientists from Spain have developed a prototype for a 3D bioprinter that can print functional human skin. They say the 3D printed skin is fit to be transplanted onto patients or used to test chemical products, cosmetics, or pharmaceutical products. More

Adorable 3D printed 'Peeqo' bot communicates in GIFs

Jan.23, 2017 - If your GIF appreciation hasn't already been saturated by your social media contacts, we daresay you might enjoy Peeqo, a 3D printed robot that communicates using only GIFs. The small robot, developed by New York-based Abhishek Singh, could be the perfect desk companion. More

Urban Alps unveils 3D printed 'inside-out' Stealth Key to combat key duplication

Jan.23, 2017 - Urban Alps, a lock and key specialist based in Z'rich, Switzerland, has created the Stealth Key, billed as the world's first metal 3D printed key with hidden internal mechanics. The key is built to withstand the rising threat of 3D printed key duplication. More

Broken Solidoodle 3D printer becomes 'Robot Picasso,' makes unique artistic portraits

Jan.23, 2017 - Australian maker James Novak, who found himself with a defunct Solidoodle 3D printer on his hands, has created what he calls the 'Robot Picasso,' a machine that can create unique 2D drawings based off of real photographs. More

3D printing helps Harvard scientists develop multifunctional & reconfigurable metamaterials

Jan.23, 2017 - Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have used multimaterial 3D printing in developing a general framework to design reconfigurable metamaterials. More

Siemens, Strata, Etihad Airways partner to develop MENA's first 3D printed aircraft interiors

Jan.23, 2017 - The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) could soon see the arrival of 3D printed aircraft, thanks to a new partnership between Siemens AG, Strata Manufacturing PJSC, and Etihad Airways. Together, the three companies are seeking to develop the first 3D printed parts for aircraft interiors in the region. More

Next-gen exercise bike startup Peloton using MakerBot 3D printers to race ahead of the pack

Jan.23, 2017 - New York City-based Peloton, a startup that produces next-generation exercise bikes with touchscreen consoles and WiFi connectivity, is using MakerBot 3D printers to prototype new designs. The company debuted its most recent bike at CES 2017. More

B9Creations introduces B9 Core 530 and 550 3D printers, part of new B9 Core Series

Jan.23, 2017 - North Dakota-based 3D printer manufacturer B9Creations has released the new B9 Core Series, which includes the B9 Core 530 and the B9 Core 550 resin 3D printers. The new 3D printer series aims to be 'the new industry leader in production, speed, and simplicity.' More

These mouthwatering modular chocolates were made with the help of 3D printing

Jan.22, 2017 - Australian design agency Universal Favourite has teamed up with the Bakedown Cakery to create a box of geometrically stunning chocolates. The stair-shaped morsels were made with a 3D printed mold. More

New Makerpad platform enables beginners to design 3D prints via smartphone

Jan.21, 2017 - Researchers at Purdue University in Indiana have partnered with the National Science Foundation to launch new Makerpad platform that turns your smartphone into a user-friendly design system. More

Make your own 3D printed Iron Man model

Jan.20, 2017 - A teacher at the China Science and Technology Museum has 3D printed a miniature replica of the Iron Man suit Mark I in order to teach his students about 3D printing. The 3D printable Iron Man model is available to download on Thingiverse. More

Spanish jewelry equipment company unveils new UVital DLP 3D printer

Jan.20, 2017 - Barcelona-based jewelry equipment supplier Hispana De Maquinaria has introduced the UVital DLP 3D printing system. The 3D printer is capable of additively manufacturing small non-metal parts with high surface resolution, ideal for things like jewelry prototypes, molds, and final products. More

Nottingham engineers making lightweight SLM 3D printed car parts in new 'FLAC' project

Jan.20, 2017 - Engineers at the University of Nottingham in the UK are using 3D printing to develop lightweight automotive components, boosting vehicle fuel efficiency while reducing noise and CO2 emissions, as part of the ongoing 'FLAC' project. The parts are being made with SLM 3D printers. More

Wearable 3D printed fashion: 3Doodler announces top picks for 2016 Wearable Awards

Jan.20, 2017 - 3Doodler has announced the top picks for the 2016 3Doodler Wearable Awards. They include a 3D printed bra, a series of masks, and a bridal headpiece. More

Incredible 3D printed ogre designed using Oculus Medium VR sculpting tool

Jan.20, 2017 - Giovanni Nakpil, a character artist who has worked for Valve and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), has used the Oculus Medium VR sculpting and painting tool to create an incredibly detailed 3D ogre. The ogre was later 3D printed in full color using a Stratasys 3D printer. More

Blue Origin incorporates 3D printed housing, turbine, nozzles, rotors into BE-4 rocket engine

Jan.20, 2017 - Blue Origin, the aerospace company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is using 3D printing to build the BE-4, a next-generation rocket engine fueled by liquefied natural gas. The engine will power Blue Origin's New Glenn orbital rocket and potentially a United Launch Alliance rocket too. More

WorleyParsons to distribute Aurora Labs' metal 3D printers following non-binding agreement

Jan.20, 2017 - Australian metal 3D printer company Aurora Labs has signed a non-binding Term Sheet with Sydney-based engineering firm WorleyParsons. The proposed partnership seeks to combine Aurora Labs' products with WorleyParsons' network of contacts within the mining and infrastructure industries. More

Startup with Purdue and NASA ties can 3D print rocket engines in just two days

Jan.19, 2017 - Tri-D Dynamics LLC, a startup co-founded by graduate students from Purdue University, is using 3D printing, or 'hybrid additive manufacturing techniques,' to create small rocket engines. Using 3D printing is purportedly faster and cheaper than traditional methods. More

PrintSpace 3D introduces Altair 3 Pro: $3,899 enclosed delta 3D printer

Jan.19, 2017 - PrintSpace 3D, the Idaho 3D printer manufacturer behind the Altair line of delta 3D printers, has introduced the Altair 3 Pro, a fully enclosed delta 3D printer. The machine was first seen at the ACTE Education Conference in December, and is also available as a non-enclosed printer. More

Australian Kyle Wirth charged for 3D printing handgun parts

Jan.19, 2017 - A man from Australia has been given a six-month suspended sentence having been found guilty of attempting to 3D print a handgun. According to the court that charged him, while the threat of 3D printed guns is not yet widespread, it does have the potential to become a serious problem in the region. More

Student group EnableUC working on 3D printed 'Luke Skywalker' prosthetic hand

Jan.19, 2017 - Meet EnableUC, the new student organization at the University of Cincinnati that pairs engineering students with people looking for a helping hand. The organization was founded by 22--year-old-Jacob Knorr. More

Research into chemically active 3D printing receives STAM 2016 Altmetrics Award

Jan.19, 2017 - Last April, a team of researchers succeeded in 3D printing a chemically active structure using nanocomposites and a commercial 3D printer. Their research has now been recognized by the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials journal, having been awarded the STAM 2016 Altmetrics Award. More

NZ fisherman invents 3D printed 'Keepa' to prevent injury to caught fish

Jan.19, 2017 - Tran Lawrence, a fisherman and self-proclaimed inventor from New Plymouth, New Zealand, has invented a clever 3D printed fishing device to help prevent injury to fish. The plastic 'Keepa' fish scoop allows fishers to safely handle fish once caught. More

Made In Space, Axiom Space deal could herald new era of 3D printing in space

Jan.19, 2017 - Made In Space and Axiom Space have joined forces for a new manufacturing partnership that could change outer space as we know it today. More

3D printed bio-displays could offer cheap, eco-friendly alternative to LCD screens

Jan.19, 2017 - A team of scientists is developing a new type of screen for mobile phones, computers, and TVs that is more cost effective and ecological than current color filter and LCD-based screens. The screen, made from a hybrid material that consists of luminescent proteins, is made with the help of 3D printing. More

Less than 10% of jobs threatened by 3D printing & automation, says French employment council

Jan.18, 2017 - According to a recent report by France's Employment Policy Council, fears about job loss caused by 3D printing and other automated technologies could be unjustified. The report estimates that less than 10% of jobs will actually be threatened by automated technologies such as 3D printing. More

3DPrinTravel blogger makes 3D printed models of every landmark he visits

Jan.18, 2017 - Angelo D'Angelo, an engineer from Italy, has been traveling the world and making miniature 3D printed replicas of the famous landmarks he visits. After starting with Milan Cathedral, D'Angelo has gone on to make models of buildings in Cologne, Pisa, Athens, Bucharest, and elsewhere. More

Life-saving 3D printed heart model inducted into Boerhaave Museum

Jan.18, 2017 - The 3D printed heart model that helped Dutch doctors save the life of a three-month-old baby with a ventricle septum defect will soon be on display at the Boerhaave Museum in Leiden, the Netherlands. More

This 3D printed phone case can detect cancer

Jan.18, 2017 - A new study published in the scientific journal 'Nature Communications' shows how a 3D printed phone case could detect cancer-related genetic mutations. More

Boyfriend of the year makes 3D printed mechanical toy for long-distance girlfriend

Jan.18, 2017 - A Reddit and Imgur user going by the handle 'gsxr93' has used 3D printing to make a cute, vintage-inspired 'automaton,' or mechanical toy, for his long-distance girlfriend, Elisabeth. The toy was designed in Solidworks, and cost around $80 to build. More

3D printed prosthetics company UNYQ expands, opens new office in Charlotte, NC

Jan.18, 2017 - 3D printed prosthetics company UNYQ has decided to expand its business to the U.S. East coast with a new office in Charlotte, NC. According to the UNYQ, the expansion will bring it closer to its biggest client base, and situate it closer to its partner 3D Systems, which is based in Rock Hill, South Carolina. More

Maison 203's 3D printed Bern Clutch to premiere at Maison et Objet in Paris next week

Jan.18, 2017 - Fashion-forward design brand Maison 203 will be unveiling a stunning new 3D printed clutch at the Paris trade show Maison et Objet next week. The item marks another step in the ongoing cultivation of 3D printing in the fashion world. More

TacTip: 3D printed optical tactile sensor wins top prize at 2016 Annual Soft Robotics Competition

Jan.18, 2017 - TacTip, a 3D printed optical tactile sensor developed by researchers at the UK's Bristol University, has won first prize in the 2016 Soft Robotics Competition in the Contributions in Soft Robotics Research category. The sensors could enable robots of the future to have human-like dexterity. More

MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom resigns, Nadav Goshen to replace him

Jan.18, 2017 - MakerBot, one of the leading manufacturers of desktop 3D printers, has just announced the resignation of CEO Jonathan Jaglom. Jaglom, who had been acting CEO since March 2015, will be succeeded by Nadav Goshen, MakerBot's current president. More

Exclusive 3Ders interview with Shining 3D CEO Li Tao

Jan.17, 2017 - Chinese company Shining 3D, a provider of 3D printing and 3D scanning products and services, recently released its new EinScan-Pro+ 3D scanner. Company CEO Li Tao answered a few of our questions about that product and the state of the 3D printing and 3D scanning industry. More

Sintavia introduces proprietary process for 3D printing aluminum alloys

Jan.17, 2017 - Sintavia, LLC has announced its new end-to-end process for manufacturing 3D printed parts in F357 aluminum and other AI-Si alloys. The new process, both exclusive and proprietary, was developed specifically for applications in the aerospace and automotive industries. More

3D printed 'Hummingdoc flip' device lets users record their heart rate for remote diagnosis

Jan.17, 2017 - A startup from Reno, Nevada has developed a 3D printed device that can turn your smartphone and Apple EarPods into a functioning stethoscope for checking heart rates. Called 'Hummingdoc Flip,' the new device could be a breakthrough for personal, at-home diagnostics, as well as telemedicine. More

3D printed e-NABLE hands help bagpipe-playing robot hit all the right notes

Jan.17, 2017 - Instructables user XenonJohn has used 3D printed parts to create an impressive bagpipe-playing robot. The noisy system consists of a low-cost bagpipe 'chanter,' a pair of 3D printed e-NABLE hands, and an Arduino Mega 2560. More

New Intel retail platform: in-store 3D knitting, virtual reality, stock management robots

Jan.17, 2017 - Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced that Intel will be developing in-store 3D knitting technology that will be part of the Intel Responsive Retail Platform (Intel RRP), a horizontal platform for connecting retail hardware, software, APIs, and sensors in a standardized way. More

New Adidas 'Speedfactories' will start making 3D printed shoes this year

Jan.17, 2017 - Adidas plans to have its new Speedfactories in Germany and the U.S. operational by mid-2017. The new factories will be equipped with advanced technologies such as 3D printing, computerized knitting, and robotic cutting. More

TWI and Lloyd's Register investigate 3D printing standardization in joint research projects

Jan.17, 2017 - TWI and global engineering, technical, and business services organization Lloyd's Register have teamed up to launch two new research projects geared towards exploring standards and regulatory compliances for additive manufacturing technologies. More

Stunning 3D printed furniture explores potential of 'discrete fabrication'

Jan.16, 2017 - London-based architect Gilles Retsin has been working with a team of students from UCL Bartlett to explore discrete or digital fabrication processes. The research has consisted of creating a number of stunning pieces of furniture, one of which was 3D printed. More

Chinese company Jala Group using 3D printed skin to test cosmetics for Asian market

Jan.16, 2017 - Jala Group, a Chinese cosmetics company, has used 3D bioprinting technology to print artificial 'Asian skin,' complete with dermis and epidermis, that can be used to test cosmetics products for the Asian market. More

$900 NIX full-color 3D printer hits Kickstarter

Jan.16, 2017 - London-based 3D printing startup Nixtek is hoping to make its mark on the 3D printing world with its full-color NIX 3D printer. The 3D printer, which has color-blending capabilities, is going for as low as £749 ($900). More

SALVO's 3D printed Lattice Cubed pen aims to write its way into history via Kickstarter

Jan.16, 2017 - Technology-focused design startup SALVO has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Lattice Cubed, a 3D printed titanium pen. Described as a 'reinvention of the classic writing instrument for the modern generation,' the Lattice Cubed is available at an early bird price of '225. More

Robo 3D and Foxconn sign manufacturing agreement for Robo R2 3D printer

Jan.16, 2017 - San Diego-based 3D printer manufacturer Robo 3D has announced a manufacturing agreement with Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group. The agreement effectively establishes a manufacturing partnership through which Foxconn will produce Robo 3D's Robo R2 smart 3D printer. More

Local Motors' autonomous 3D printed 'Olli' bus heads to Germany with Deutsche Bahn

Jan.16, 2017 - German railway company Deutsche Bahn is planning to road-test Local Motors' 'Olli' minibus throughout 2017. A fleet of the 3D printed autonomous vehicles, which use AI software IBM Watson, could be introduced in either Berlin or the Bavarian municipality of Bad Birnbach. More

Israeli dentists seek partnership with Philippines to promote 3D printed implants

Jan.16, 2017 - A team of Israeli dentists has met with dentists in the Philippines to discuss the establishment of a medical cooperation between Tel Aviv and Manila's top dental professionals. As part of the cooperation, Israel's advanced dental 3D printing technologies would be expanded to the Southeast Asian country. More

These 3D printed sculptures bloom like hypnotic flowers when spun under strobes

Jan.15, 2017 - California-based designer and Stanford University Lecturer John Edmark has been mesmerizing crowds around the globe with his 3D printed sculptures known as 'Blooms.' More

Stanford engineers use 3D printing to transform children's toy into 20-cent malaria diagnosis device

Jan.15, 2017 - Scientists at Stanford University have developed a potentially life-saving 3D printed tool inspired by a whirligig, a spinning toy that dates back to the Bronze Age. The new device could help healthcare workers diagnose malaria in areas lacking precise laboratory equipment. More

'Paper Watch' combines 3D printing and household materials in cheap alternative to Apple Watch

Jan.14, 2017 - Researchers in Saudi Arabia have invented a cheap, easy alternative to the Apple Watch that could make fitness tracking affordable to consumers worldwide. Meet the "paper watch," a wearable device that combines common household items such as aluminum foil and sponges with silicon-based soft sensors. More

Metal 3D printing could benefit from smooth-flowing Ames Laboratory powders

Jan.13, 2017 - The famous Ames Laboratory is hard at work manufacturing the perfect metal powders. While that innovation may seem small, its implications for the 3D printing industry are colossal. More

New 'living additive manufacturing' technique enables fusion, chemical alteration of 3D printed materials

Jan.13, 2017 - Chemists at MIT have developed a 3D printing technique that allows for the alteration of a printed object's chemical structure and the chemical joining of multiple 3D printed objects. They say the technique could greatly expand the complexity of objects that can be created with 3D printing. More

Australian e-waste center training workers to build 3D printers from old copiers

Jan.13, 2017 - Two new e-waste centers in Australia have been helping local populations get rid of their old tech in a more sustainable and environmentally conscious way. At the same time, the centers have been training their workers to repurpose the waste by building new 3D printers. More

Dutch students prepare to launch entirely 3D printed rocket

Jan.13, 2017 - Students at Inholland University of Applied Science in the Netherlands have begun building an entirely 3D printed, fly-ready rocket, heralding a promising future in 3D printing education. More

Scandy turns new Asus ZenFone AR into 3D Scanner in just six hours

Jan.13, 2017 - Using its Scandy Pro app and the Scandy Core SDK, 3D scanning pioneer Scandy was able to turn a brand-new Asus ZenFone AR into a 3D scanner in just six hours. Scandy sees the Scandy Core as a huge opportunity for developers on Android, iOS, and Linux platforms. More

AddUp Solutions developing 3D printed molds to improve Michelin tire performance

Jan.13, 2017 - The Michelin Group and industrial engineering group Fives Group S.A. have spoken about their joint venture 'AddUp Solutions,' a metal 3D printing project. AddUp is developing a line of metal 3D printers, and will use 3D printed molds to improve Michelin tire performance. More

Introducing CELLINK's BIO X, the 'most user-friendly' 3D bioprinter

Jan.13, 2017 - Swedish 3D bioprinting company CELLINK has just announced the release of its newest 3D bioprinter: BIO X. The new 3D bioprinter, which will retail for $39,000 USD (cost includes bioinks, software, accessories, and consumables), is designed for a wide range of experience levels. More

3D printing could advance membrane engineering and lower carbon footprint, experts say

Jan.12, 2017 - Scientists at the University of Bath's Centre for Advanced Separations Engineering (CASE) are predicting a bright future for 3D printing and advanced membrane engineering. More

World leaders to discuss 3D printing, changing tech landscape at World Economic Forum

Jan.12, 2017 - On January 17, political and business leaders from all over the world will come together in Davos, Switzerland for the 2017 World Economic Forum. Under the theme "Responsive and Responsible Leadership," they will be talking about new disruptive technologies such as 3D printing. More

This 3D printed, three-mile-high, self-cleaning skyscraper could be the future of architecture

Jan.12, 2017 - Materials science company Arconic has a vision for the future that includes a 3-mile-high skyscraper made from 3D printed building materials and coated in a self-cleaning material. The impressive building concept is part of the company's "Jetsons" campaign. More

Maker turns Ducati and Suzuki motorcycles into 3D printed RC racers (with rider!)

Jan.12, 2017 - Brett Turnage, a 3D printing and RC racing expert, has unveiled two functional 3D printed RC motorcycles'complete with a moving 3D printed rider. Both 3D printable models are free to download. More

XYZprinting parent company Kinpo to increase manufacturing capacity for 3D printers

Jan.12, 2017 - Taiwanese IT manufacturing company New Kinpo Group, notable for its subsidiaries XYZprinting, Kinpo Electronics, and Cal-Comp Electronics, has just announced it will be expanding its 3D printer and vacuum cleaner manufacturing capacity in 2017. More

Ohio police identify victim with help of 3D printed facial reconstruction, two charged with murder

Jan.12, 2017 - The body of a woman found in Ohio whose face was reconstructed using 3D printing techniques has been identified. A DNA sample provided by the victim's family proved the woman to be Tiffany Dawn Chambers of Florida. A suspect is being charged with her murder. More

3D Rider: Zortrax 3D prints functional motorcycle

Jan.12, 2017 - Polish 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax has created a 3D printed motorcycle to demonstrate the power of its warp-resistant materials. The middleweight-class 3D printed bike was printed on Zortrax M200 and M300 3D printers. More

Ioan Florea's 3D printed Liquid Metal Ford Torino up for auction next week

Jan.12, 2017 - The stunning 3D printed Liquid Metal Ford Torino, made by Romanian artist Ioan Florea, will go up for auction on January 18, 2017. It will be the first ever 3D printed car to cross an auction block. More

ASU opens Southwest's largest 3D printing research hub in partnership with Concept Laser, Honeywell, PADT

Jan.11, 2017 - The Polytechnic School at Arizona State University (ASU) is now home to the largest additive manufacturing research facility in the Southwest United States. The 3D printing research center, the 'Manufacturing Research and Innovation Hub,' was realized in partnership with 3D printing company Concept Laser, Honeywell Aerospace, and PADT, Inc. More

3D scanning helps uncover 350M-year-old tetrapod fossil in Scotland

Jan.11, 2017 - Palaeontologists in Scotland have used micro-CT scans to uncover one of the first animals to crawl up out of the water and walk the shores of land. The fossil, affectionately named Tiny, dates back to roughly 350 million years ago. More

Coffee 3D printing stunt lets single Londoners find a match in their mocha

Jan.11, 2017 - Online dating service Match.com will launch an unusual dating scheme at a pop-up coffee shop in London next week. 'Espresso Yourself' will serve coffees topped with 3D printed foam selfies of eligible Match members, giving caffeine lovers a chance to find their soulmate while sipping. More

DOD unveils world's largest swarm of 3D printed micro-drones

Jan.11, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that it has successfully tested a swarm of 3D printed micro-drones. The drone swarm, called Perdix, is made up of autonomous micro-drones that are capable of collective decision-making, adaptive formation flying, and self-healing. More

Renault Trucks using 3D printers to make lighter, more efficient engines

Jan.11, 2017 - French truck and military vehicle manufacturer Renault Trucks is reportedly working on developing a metal 3D printing process that will help boost engine performance. Additive manufacturing is expected to help make engines more compact and lightweight and thus more efficient. More

This 3D printed microscope can help prevent the spread of waterborne diseases

Jan.11, 2017 - Scientists from Cambridge University in the UK have developed a 3D printable microscope that can be used to test water. The device uses a Raspberry Pi and a tiny camera, and is currently being tested by British charity Oxfam, which could use it to speed up water testing in remote areas. More

Mark Zuckerberg 3D printed a mini version of his dog for its birthday

Jan.11, 2017 - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has commissioned some of his employees at Oculus to make a miniature 3D printed version of his dog, Beast, for its 6th birthday. More

Rocket Crafters' 3D printed fuel patent to make hybrid rockets safer, more affordable

Jan.11, 2017 - Rocket Crafters, Inc., a Florida-based aerospace tech developer, has just been granted a U.S. patent for its innovative method of designing and 3D printing safe, high-performance fuel grains for hybrid rocket engines. More

Titan Robotics introduces Cronus, massive multi-gantry 3D printer co-developed by Autodesk

Jan.10, 2017 - 3D printer manufacturer Titan Robotics has introduced the Cronus, a multi-gantry FFF 3D printer that can be fitted with multiple tool heads. The Cronus uses multi-head 3D printing technology from Autodesk and Netfabb, and is available in both open and closed versions. More

Eco-friendly 3D printed fashion collection features secret braille messages

Jan.10, 2017 - German fashion designer Babette Sperling has used 3D printing to create a line of stunning eco-friendly clothes that are decorated with braille. The designer used BioInspiration's flexible and compostable WillowFlex filament to make the garments. More

Connect multiple Robox 3D printers with CEL's new 'Root, Tree & Mote' network system

Jan.10, 2017 - 3D printer manufacturer CEL, maker of the Robox 3D printer, will tomorrow release Root, Tree, and Mote, a three-part system consisting of a remote control, vertical housing, and touchscreen interface for Robox 3D printers. The system will make it easy for users to control multiple Robox printers. More

3D printed medical implant startup Supercraft3D raises $1M

Jan.10, 2017 - Singapore-based medical 3D printing startup Supercraft3D has announced that it has raised $1 million in investments, largely from Binny Bansal, the cofounder of e-commerce platform Flipkart. More

Astronauts will start 3D printing medical supplies aboard ISS this month

Jan.10, 2017 - Medical 3D printing company 3D4MD has put forward a plan that will allow astronauts to 3D print medical supplies on the fly, rather than wait for resupply missions to come through. The concept will be tested aboard the ISS this month. More

Bonsailab's $500 FabPod Silent 3D printer is built for the classroom

Jan.10, 2017 - Japanese 3D printer manufacturer Bonsailab Inc. has unveiled the FabPod Silent, the latest in its line of FabPod 3D printers aimed at the STEM education sector. The new 3D printer has a lighter print head for faster printing speeds, and is compatible with different nozzle sizes. More

Global spending for 3D printing industry to reach $28.9 billion by 2020, says IDC

Jan.10, 2017 - The International Data Corporation (IDC) has just released an update for its Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide. The new report projects that global spending on 3D printing will undergo a five-year CAGR of 22.3%, from $13.2 billion in 2016 to up to $28.9 billion in 2020. More

ActivArmor uses 3D scanning to create breathable, water-safe alternative to casts and splints

Jan.9, 2017 - ActivArmor, a Colorado-based company that makes custom-fit medical casts, is using 3D scanning technology to ensure that each patient receives a perfectly fitted device. The company has also used 3D printing to prototype its affordable, water-safe products. More

Student 3D prints prosthetic hand inspired by Metal Gear Solid's Venom Snake

Jan.9, 2017 - A Philadelphia-based industrial design student has created a functional 3D printed prosthetic arm inspired by Venom Snake, a character from the video game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The impressive 3D printed prosthetic can be replicated by anyone, as the maker has made his 3D files open source. More

3D printed 'Robird' airport drones preparing for U.S. migration

Jan.9, 2017 - Clear Flight Solutions, a Dutch company that has developed 3D printed, wing-flapping bird drones called 'Robirds,' is ready to go international once it has finished trialling its product at a European airport. The 3D printed birds can be used to scare off real birds, which can damage aircraft. More

3D printed Trillennium Man shows how human skeleton could evolve

Jan.9, 2017 - Scientists from Oxford University have used 3D modeling and printing technologies to create interactive 3D models of human joints. The interactive models, which are based on 3D scans of over 200 individual bone specimens, demonstrate the history of common joint complaints and present how they are expected to evolve. More

This Native American student has embraced 3D printing and hopes to become an astronaut

Jan.9, 2017 - 28-year-old Matilda Brooks, who has 3D printed an innovative knee brace, hopes to one day become the first federally recognized Native American woman to go into space. Brooks was just named as a semi-finalist in the Search for Hidden Figures contest. More

MIT researchers use 3D printing to develop material 20x less dense, 10x stronger than steel

Jan.9, 2017 - A team of MIT researchers has used a multi-material 3D printer to investigate one of the strongest lightweight materials ever. By compressing and fusing flakes of graphene, the researchers were able to create a material with 5 percent the density and 10 times the strength of steel. More

3D printed models help surgeon rebuild cyclist's broken jaw after bike accident

Jan.9, 2017 - A British man who suffered a serious facial injury from a cycling accident now has a rebuilt and functioning jaw thanks to a team of dedicated doctors who used 3D printing technologies to help in the rebuilding process. More

Sip your morning coffee from a NASA-certified 3D printed space cup

Jan.8, 2017 - Oregon-based spacecraft fluid system firm IRPI has developed a 3D printed coffee cup, specially designed to be used in zero-gravity environments. For those of us who only dream of being astronauts, the firm has released the 3D printed space mug to the public through a side project called Spaceware. More

This incredible 3D printed supercar helps Divergent 3D steal the show at CES in Las Vagas

Jan.8, 2017 - 3D printing automotive startup Divergent 3D has just sealed a major partnership with luxury car maker Peugeot More

Shining 3D launches acclaimed EinScan-Pro+ handheld 3D scanner & Einstart-C desktop 3D printer

Jan.7, 2017 - Shining 3D, the leading 3D digitizing and 3D printing company based in China, has just debuted the much anticipated EinScan-Pro+ handheld 3D scanner and the Einstart-C desktop 3D printer at this year's CES. More

Shir Atar's 'Hairline' project features fully 3D printed hairy statues

Jan.7, 2017 - For anyone with a nostalgia for Chia Pets, we may have found this decade's equivalent: an art project called 'Hairline'. Created by designer Shir Atar, Hairline consists of a number of 3D printed head statues, each with a wildly different head or face of 3D printed hair. More

GE Additive Education Program accepting applications from schools for 3D printers

Jan.6, 2017 - GE announced today that they are now accepting applications from schools for the GE Additive Education Program (AEP). GE will invest $10 million over the next five years in two educational programs. More

Markforged unveils Metal X 3D printer & groundbreaking Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing technology

Jan.6, 2017 - At CES 2017 Markforged unveiled a groundbreaking new system for 3D printing metals, Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing, and the impressive new 3D printer capable of doing it: the Metal X. More

Millebot creates huge concrete 3D printer housed in 40-foot shipping container

Jan.6, 2017 - Construction startup Millebot has introduced Mille, an industrial-sized 3D printer and mill housed within a shipping container. The company sees the giant manufacturing machine being used in construction, disaster relief, aerospace, and more. More

UK designer invents 3D printed camera rig to help terminally ill photographer take pictures again

Jan.6, 2017 - Inventor Jude Pullen has worked with 23-year-old disabled photographer James Dunn to invent a system for remotely controlling a camera via smartphone and tablet. The 23-year-old photographer has a rare genetic condition known as epidermolysis bullosa. More

Johnson & Johnson and Aspect Biosystems begin work on 3D printing knee cartilage

Jan.6, 2017 - Aspect Biosystems announced a new research collaboration with DePuy Synthes Products (Johnson & Johnson company) that will see Aspect's Lab-on-a-Printer bioprinting platform being used to develop 3D bioprinted knee meniscus suitable for surgical therapy. More

Intamsys' new FUNMAT HT 3D printer is ideal for PEEK materials

Jan.6, 2017 - Chinese 3D printing company Intamsys has officially unveiled the FUNMAT HT 3D printer, capable of 3D printing in PEEK materials .As of its unveiling at CES 2017, the new PEEK 3D printer is officially available for purchase. More

These 3D printed modules can be used to absorb sound at home or in the office

Jan.6, 2017 - Maker Julien Dorra has developed a 3D printable noise absorption system that can be fabricated on a low-cost 3D printer. The open-source modules of the system are based on acoustic research literature from 1975 up to 2016. More

3D printed clothing could be commonplace in just 10 years, Google expert Ray Kurzweil predicts

Jan.6, 2017 - Ray Kurzweil, a machine learning expert at Google, has predicted that 3D printed clothing will experience a surge in popularity over the next decade. The expert says the growing number of 3D printable materials and easy-to-use CAD applications will act as catalysts for the trend. More

Formlabs launches new ceramic resins and experimental product platform Form X

Jan.6, 2017 - Formlabs is kicking off CES 2017 with the launch of experimental product platform Form X, as well as a new Ceramic Resin, and a reformulated Grey Resin More

CES 2017: Aleph Objects announces new LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder, software updates and partnerships

Jan.5, 2017 - Aleph Objects is making headlines at CES 2017 with announcements of a new LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder Tool Head, exciting software developments, and fresh partnerships More

Oxford Performance Materials awarded Boeing contract to supply 3D printed parts for Boeing spacecraft

Jan.5, 2017 - Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) announced today that it has been selected by The Boeing Company to manufacture 3D printed structures for the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. More

Tiny 3D printed biobots could dispense drug doses from inside your body

Jan.5, 2017 - Samuel Sia, a professor of biomedical engineering at New York City's Columbia University, has developed a 3D printed biobot that can be implanted in the body to release controlled doses of drugs. The amazing device can be controlled from outside the body using only magnets. More

CES 2017: Fuel3D unveils fast 360-degree 3D scanner & high-resolution desktop 3D scanner

Jan.5, 2017 - Fuel3D, the UK/US based 3D capture and imaging innovator, has just unveiled two new 3D scanners at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 5-8 in Las Vegas. More

GE Additive teams with GE Capital to sell, finance metal additive machines

Jan.5, 2017 - GE announced its GE Additive business will collaborate with GE Capital to sell and finance metal additive manufacturing machines. More

CES 2017: Airwolf 3D debuts high-performance HydroFill water-soluble support material

Jan.5, 2017 - California-based Airwolf 3D today announces the release of HydroFill Water-Soluble Support, the world's first highly effective washable support material for large ABS and PLA parts. More

Sculpteo's new Agile Metal Technology software helps optimize metal 3D printing

Jan.5, 2017 - French 3D printing company Sculpteo has launched its new Agile Metal Technology software suite, an online system that offers designers and manufacturers advanced evaluative and reparative tools for metal 3D printing projects. The software was debuted at CES 2017. More

Taiwan startup presents new resin-based T3D mobile 3D printer

Jan.5, 2017 - Taiwan-based 3D printing startup T3D is introducing its new mobile smartphone 3D printer. The resin-based 3D printer will reportedly be available for about $299, though no release date has been set. More

Personalized, 3D printed earnotz wireless earphones launches on Kickstarter

Jan.5, 2017 - Ill-fitting, uncomfortable earbuds have been a common affliction since the tech was first invented. But earnotz, an American startup specializing in custom 3D printed earphones, is one of the few companies doing anything about it. More

3D printed handguns pose serious threat, an Australian police force says

Jan.4, 2017 - Police in New South Wales (NSW), Australia are cracking down on 3D printed guns like never before. NSW Police Chief Wayne Hoffman has announced a new focus on 3D printed guns as part of his team's ongoing ballistics research. More

3D printed stretchable electronics may be here to stay

Jan.4, 2017 - The emerging field of stretchable electronics is no longer the stuff of science fiction, according to a recent study published in the January 2017 issue of 'Micromachines' journal. More

3D printing helps NASA experts develop incredible Ice Dome for Mars

Jan.4, 2017 - A group of designers, architects, and NASA experts has unveiled the Mars Ice Dome, a concept for an ice-based habitat that could be used on Mars. The concept is an evolution of the Mars Ice House, winner of NASA's 2015 3D Printed Habitat Challenge. More

XYZprinting announces impressive CES 2017 lineup, including new da Vinci Nano priced at $230

Jan.4, 2017 - XYZ printing will be debuting several highly anticipated demos and products at this year's CES, running January 5-8 in Las Vegas. Generating some of the most buzz is the new da Vinci Nano, an extremely compact and easy to use desktop 3D printer priced at only $230 USD. More

Polaroid announces new affordable 3D printers and 3D pens at CES 2017

Jan.4, 2017 - Consumer electronics company Polaroid, best known for its iconic instant cameras, has announced it will be launching a new range of affordable desktop 3D printers and 3D pens in 2017. More

HP's new Sprout Pro G2 3D scanning computer geared towards 3D printing, VR

Jan.4, 2017 - HP has unveiled the Sprout Pro G2 at CES 2017. The maker-friendly computer, an upgrade on the original Sprout from 2014, is equipped with a 3D scanning module, projector, cameras, and Touch Mat with stylus. More

3D print your very own portable acoustic tractor beam

Jan.4, 2017 - Researcher Asier Marzo has released a tutorial on how to build your very own 3D printed acoustic tractor beam. The device, which can levitate and attract small objects such as beads or insects, can be built for under $70. More

This new 3D printed bone implant features hundreds of tiny claws, increased durability & longer lifetime

Jan.3, 2017 - Researchers from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) have partnered with UK-based additive manufacturing company 3T RPD to develop a highly innovative 3D printed bone implant. More

CONTEXT: Desktop 3D printer market rises +27% in 2016 while industrial market stalls

Jan.3, 2017 - Worldwide shipments of 3D printers rose +25% year-to-date (YTD) through the first three quarters of 2016 thanks again to shipments of low priced desktop 3D printers, according to figures released today by CONTEXT, the IT market research company. More

Fuji Xerox plans to expand 3D printing & cloud services to China in 2017

Jan.3, 2017 - Tokyo-based joint company Fuji Xerox has announced that it is setting its sights towards mainland China and plans to launch its 3D printing business and cloud services there in 2017. More

3DRap to introduce Poly, a biodegradable, battery operated desktop 3D printer

Jan.3, 2017 - Italian 3D printer startup 3DRap is preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign for its innovative (and affordable) Poly 3D printer. The Poly is made almost entirely from biodegradable PLA and is battery operated. More

Canon introduces entry-level 'Marv' 3D printer to Chinese market

Jan.3, 2017 - Canon, the Japanese manufacturer of cameras, printers, and photocopiers, has introduced its 'Marv' FDM 3D printer to the Chinese market. The Marv, short for 'marvelous,' was first launched in 2015 in countries such as South Korea, Germany, and Poland. More

U.S. Army researchers can build mission-specific 3D printed drones in just 24 hours

Jan.3, 2017 - Engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have performed flight tests on 3D printed drones that could be used to assist soldiers. Using mission planning software, the engineers can fabricate and deliver a mission-specific 3D printed UAV in just 24 hours. More

3D printed skull helps baby born with craniosynostosis enjoy his first Christmas

Jan.3, 2017 - A New York family has had a happy 2016 holiday largely in part to a team of dedicated doctors and their innovative use of 3D printing technologies. More

Team Unlimbited outfits kids around the world with colourful 3D printed prosthetics, free of charge

Jan.2, 2017 - Working out of an unassuming garden shed, Team Unlimbited is a self-funded project that gives children with disabilities around the world 3D printed arms and hands, completely free of charge. More

Luke's Toy Factory brings local manufacturing back with made in USA, 3D printed toy trucks

Jan.2, 2017 - In an effort to bring local manufacturing back into the toy industry, one father-son team has founded Luke's Toy Factory. So far, the company has released 4 toy truck models, each made from plastic wood composites, which it has developed with the help of 3D printing. More

3D printing helps in the discovery that spiders can actually hear sounds

Jan.2, 2017 - Researchers from Cornell University have discovered that jumping spiders, long thought to have no hearing faculties, can actually sense sounds through the hairs on their legs called trichobothria. The discovery was made in part thanks to a 3D printed contraption that held the spider in place for experiments. More

New gDraw software lets you make your own 3D printed greeting cards

Jan.1, 2017 - Berlin-based maker Niklas Roy has released a free software package that creates 3D printed greeting cards. Consisting of a 2D drawing program which creates a 3D printable G-Code file, the aptly named gDraw lets you print out your 2D greeting card drawing on your home 3D printer. More

3D print your own modular medieval castle play-set

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

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

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

   

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