ZER debuts 3D printed 'CONNECT3D' collection with Samsung at Madrid Fashion Week

Feb.1, 2018 - ZER, a Spain-based design studio, has unveiled its latest collection, CONNECT3D, on the runway at Madrid Fashion Week. The innovative collection, which was the winner of the Samsung Ego Innovation Project, features a number of 3D printed garments and seamlessly combines fashion and tech. More

IDC Japan report: 3D printing mainly used for production, transport, electrical machinery

Jan.31, 2018 - The Japanese arm of research giant IDC has released the results of its domestic 3D printing user survey. Amongst other findings, the survey revealed that 85.7 per cent of responding companies are using 3D printers to make prototypes. More

Lux Research: 18 technologies most likely to transform the world over the next decade

Jan.31, 2018 - Lux Research used a combination of its expert analysts and proprietary data analysis platform to answer the question "What technologies have the greatest potential to transform the world over the next decade?" More

Rutgers University 4D prints smart hydrogel structures that change shape and size

Jan.31, 2018 - Engineers from Rutgers University have 4D printed structures from a smart hydrogel. The process, capable of 3D printing hydrogel structures that change shape when exposed to different temperatures, could be used for tissue engineering, soft robots, and drug delivery applications. More

GE Additive prototypes jet engine part in just 12 weeks using new binder jet metal 3D printing system

Jan.31, 2018 - Moving ahead with its groundbreaking H1 AM technology, GE says it was able to 3D print and test 30 prototypes of a football-sized jet engine part and realize the final version in just 12 weeks. The company says that the same feat would have taken years using traditional casting methods. More

DOE scientists using X-rays to discover why metal 3D printing produces flaws

Jan.31, 2018 - The Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is investigating how to avoid flaws in metal 3D printed parts. Its X-ray observation processes could result in more reliable 3D printed parts. More

You can now 3D print Einstein's favorite childhood toy courtesy of LEGO and IKEA

Jan.31, 2018 - Kids can now play with Albert Einstein's childhood toys thanks to the 'Open Einstein''3D scanning and printing initiative led by the Real Play Coalition. More

Sanitary fittings giant Grohe implements 3D printing for new line of advanced bathroom fittings

Jan.30, 2018 - Sanitary appliance giant Grohe is to adopt 3D printing technology in the manufacturing of its latest range of ceramic fittings. This is part of the company's commitment to innovation and creating a more sustainable industry, following on last year's release of smart bathroom systems. More

Delta WASPclay 3D printer lets you print high quality ceramic parts with ease

Jan.30, 2018 - Italian 3D printing company WASP is hoping to make ceramic 3D printing more accessible and better quality with its new and improved Delta WASPclay system, which includes a 3D printer and Clay Kit 2.0. More

GlassesUSA and Janne Kyttanen team up to let you 3D print your own glasses at home

Jan.30, 2018 - GlassesUSA, a major online retailer of prescription eyewear, announces the launch of 3D printable glasses. The files, which were designed by renown digital sculptor, Janne Kyttanen, can be 3D printed at home. More

Scientists use 3D printing to grow new ears for children with microtia

Jan.30, 2018 - Scientists in China have used 3D printing to grow new ears for five children born with an ear'defect called microtia. Chondrocytes'were taken from the children's ears and used to grow new ear-shaped cartilage. More

Aerosint develops first commercial multi-powder SLS 3D printer

Jan.30, 2018 - Belgian 3D printing company Aerosint has invented what it calls the 'first multi-material powder bed 3D printing process,' enabling high-performance polymer 3D printing with zero waste and extensive material possibilities. More

Aurora Labs, CSIRO sign A$100K deal to advance metal 3D printing and services

Jan.30, 2018 - Australian metal AM specialist Aurora Labs has partnered with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia's national science group, to advance the former's metal 3D printing technology and additive manufacturing applications on the whole. More

Maker 3D prints & animates sneakiest, most mischievous Tiny Rick from 'Rick and Morty'

Jan.29, 2018 - 3D Print Guy, a popular online maker known for his colorful, cartoon-inspired designs, has created a 3D model of a personalized Tiny Rick, which he has not only 3D printed but has also featured in a short animation. More

IDC reports Asia-Pacific 3D printing spending to increase to $3.6 billion by 2021

Jan.29, 2018 - According to a recent IDC report, the Asia-Pacific (APEJ) region of the world will see a significant growth in 3D printing spending over the next five years. By 2021, it estimates that spending will reach $3.6 billion with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.4%. More

MIT's new ColorFab process recolors 3D printed objects after they've been printed

Jan.29, 2018 - A team of researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a new kind of 3D printable ink that makes it possible to recolor 3D printed objects after printing. The process has been named 'ColorFab.' More

Hamburg invests EUR 30 million in research for 3D printing and nanotechnology

Jan.29, 2018 - The Fraunhofer Society, a'German'research organization with 70'institutes spread throughout Germany, has signed an agreement with Katharina Fegebank, Deputy Mayor of Hamburg, to jointly explore 3D printing and nanotechnology over the next five years. More

French alternative energy commission, CEA, partners with HP to advance industrial 3D printing

Jan.28, 2018 - CEA, the French atomic and alternative energy commission, will be entering into a collaboration with HP that makes use of its Jet Fusion 3D printing system. The goal is to develop new FDM 3D printing solutions in a way that will target specific needs of industrial manufacturing, around 80 percent of which are currently met. More

This 3D printed Joy Con grip lets you handle your smartphone and Nintendo Switch simultaneously

Jan.27, 2018 - A new 3D printed accessory for the Nintendo Switch has taken the Internet by storm. Check out Thingiverse maker Nathan Becker's Nintendo Switch Phone Joy Con Grip, a clever setup that makes the Switch compatible with a whole range of smartphones, effectively bypassing Nintendo's shotty online chat system. More

Cold spray 3D printing leads to new design possibilities in electric motor magnets

Jan.26, 2018 - Researchers from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have'developed'a cold-spray additive manufacturing process for fabricating permanent magnets for electric motors. The process could lead to cost reductions and new design possibilities. More

CSU Sacramento's Hornet Racing Formula SAE team uses 3D printing to improved engine performance

Jan.26, 2018 - Hornet Racing, a team of student automotive engineers based in Sacramento, made use of Carbon's 3D printing technology to improve the engine design for their vehicle. The racing car's new engine had an improved air intake, which led to placing higher than ever before in a major international competition. More

3D printing experiment sheds light on mosquito behavior & biting patterns

Jan.26, 2018 - While swatting away mosquitoes might seem futile, scientists now believe it could actually deter mosquitoes from biting you. A recent study published by the University of Washington suggests that mosquitoes can learn what types of odors to avoid through associations with shocks. More

Inauguration of £21M NIHR biomedical center in Bristol to feature 3D printed heart model installation

Jan.26, 2018 - February 1 will mark the launch of the new '21 million National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) at the Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in the UK. The center, which will develop and test new surgical practices, will be equipped with 3D printing technologies for producing heart models. More

Hackrod: futuristic car company using 3D printing, VR, generative design wants your investment

Jan.26, 2018 - Hackrod, a California-based automotive startup working in partnership with Autodesk, is developing a new platform for vehicle development that uses generative design, virtual reality, 3D printing, and a cloud-based supply chain. The company will develop 50 new cars for the movie Autonomo. More

Australian 'micro-factories' turn e-waste into high-value 3D printer filament

Jan.25, 2018 - The Australian Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology is developing a new system for turning our trash into treasure. The centre's so-called "micro-factories" convert electronic waste into valuable metal alloys, composites, ceramics, and micromaterials at higher temperatures, and 3D printing filament at lower temperatures. More

UK medical 3D printing company 3D LifePrints secures £500,000 in Series A funding

Jan.25, 2018 - Earlier this week, medical 3D printing firm 3D LifePrints UK Ltd closed a Series A investment round of '500,000 with Fenwall Investments Ltd. The hefty sum comes as a follow up from the company's initial Seed Funding investment back in 2016, and is expected to accelerate 3D LifePrints' expansion and innovation. More

Ghent University: 3D printed preclinical tumor model can improve cancer therapy research

Jan.25, 2018 - A team from Ghent University in Belgium has developed a preclinical model of peritoneal metastasis using 3D printing technologies. The tumor model can reportedly be used to advance and improve chemotherapy treatments. More

Singapore Poly scoops $180K additive manufacturing grant, installs Asia's first LightSPEE3D printer

Jan.25, 2018 - Singapore Polytechnic, a research institute in Singapore, has received a grant of around $180,000 from the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC)'in order to acquire a LightSPEE3D 3D printer and develop high-speed metal 3D printing technologies. More

Princess Leia Project: '3D light printer' projects Star Wars-like 3D holograms

Jan.25, 2018 - Researchers from Brigham Young University have devised a free-space volumetric display platform, based on photophoretic optical trapping, that produces full-color, aerial volumetric images with 10-micron image points. They say their Optical Trap Display is like a 3D printer for light. More

RECHARGE: $2.9M Air Force program will use 3D printed molds to produce legacy aircraft parts

Jan.25, 2018 - Renaissance Services, an Ohio-based enterprise systems integrator for aerospace and defense companies, has received a $2.9M Air Force contract to support production of gearboxes and housings for out-of-production aircraft and engines using 3D printed ceramic molds. More

Ariane Group successfully tests new Vulcan 2.1 rocket engine, with 3D printed gas generator

Jan.24, 2018 - Ariane Group has used 3D printing technology to reduce costs in the production of the latest Ariane 6 launch vehicle. Its Vulcan 2.1 engine has a 3D printed gas generator, making the rocket much more affordable for the European Space Agency, which is competing with cheaper projects by Space X and other companies. More

FedEx launches new FedEx Forward Depots unit with focus on 3D printing

Jan.24, 2018 - FedEx has announced that it will be realigning its specialty logistics and e-commerce solutions. The restructuring will see these services put under a the FedEx Trade Networks, Inc. unit and will mark the launch of FedEx Forward Depots, a new company focused on 3D printing and more. More

CEL UK's latest 3D printer, RoboxPRO, offers larger build volume and unique nozzle

Jan.24, 2018 - The RoboxPRO from CEL UK is an updated version of the Robox Dual, offering dual-extrusion with a larger build volume than before. The print head on this FDM machine also comes with a unique ruby nozzle, which is capable of printing advanced high-temperature materials for much longer. More

Fraunhofer IOF uses SLM 3D printing to make 75% lighter metal mirrors for scanners & telescopes

Jan.24, 2018 - The 'Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering'(IOF) has used SLM 3D printing to reduce the weight of scanner mirrors and space-borne telescope mirrors by 75 per cent. The mirrors will be shown as part of the Photonics West exhibition in San Francisco next week. More

France's Gecko Biomedical granted €6M to develop 3D printed biopolymers for tissue reconstruction

Jan.24, 2018 - French medical device company Gecko Biomedical recently secured '6 million which will primarily be put towards advancing the development and industrialization of specialized 3D printed biopolymers to be used for tissue reconstruction and peripheral nerve treatment. More

New 3D bioprinting technique produces accurately pigmented skin with complex pore structures

Jan.24, 2018 - Researchers in Singapore have devised a new method for controlling pigmentation in 3D bioprinted human skin. The research could lead to more lifelike fabricated skin for grafting, toxicology, and chemical testing. More

Iris van Herpen combines 3D printing & textile in new 'Ludi Naturae' fashion collection

Jan.24, 2018 - Dutch designer Iris van Herpen has once again wowed her audiences with her latest fashion collection 'Ludi Naturae.' A golden 3D printed dress, made in collaboration with TU Delft, was the undeniable standout. More

Testing for 3D printed Curve Appeal house moves ahead, WATG plans to break ground in 2018

Jan.23, 2018 - Architecture firm WATG Chicago is moving ahead with its freeform 3D printed house project in partnership with Branch Technology. The companies confirmed that R&D testing for the 3D printed construction project are underway and they are preparing to break ground on the house this year. More

Mixing PDMS elastomers produces strong 3D printed parts with superior cell adhesion

Jan.23, 2018 - Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have successfully 3D printed shapes with complex geometries using a mix of PDMS elastomers, varieties of a common silicon-based'organic'polymer. The 3D printed PDMS registered a superior tensile strength to molded or cast PDMS. More

UT Austin students 3D print custom six-string electric violin

Jan.23, 2018 - Violinist Sean Riley needed a six-string violin to play a particular piece of music. Rather than spend thousands of dollars buying one, the innovative music student at the University of Texas decided to 3D print it. More

Inverse-design and 3D printing combine to create groundbreaking metadevices

Jan.23, 2018 - Researchers from Northwestern University have combined inverse-design and 3D printing to create highly creating highly efficient, non-resonant, broadband metadevices that operate at millimeter-wave frequencies. The innovation could prove revolutionary for defense, consumer products, and telecommunications, experts say. More

Simplify3D publishes comprehensive guide to FDM 3D printing materials

Jan.23, 2018 - 3D printing software company Simplify3D has released a wealth of resources about 3D printing materials. The resources include guidance on selecting materials as well as tips for optimizing printing settings for a given 3D printing project. More

New DeltaWASP 3MT Industrial boasts large-scale printing, pellet extrusion, insulated build chamber, more

Jan.23, 2018 - Italian 3D printer manufacturer WASP has unveiled the first details about its newest product: the the DeltaWASP 3MT Industrial. The 3D printer, an 'industrial' version of the company's large-scale DeltaWASP 3MT machine, is capable of additively manufacturing parts as large as one cubic meter. More

Sinterit & designer Bartlomiej Gaczorek 3D print anti-pollution mask just for kids

Jan.23, 2018 - 3D designer Bartlomiej Gaczorek has teamed up with Polish 3D printer company Sinterit to design and 3D print anti-pollution masks for children. The masks, named 'brifo,' are intended to protect children from breathing in pollution in big cities. More

Study shows how 3D printed titanium-mesh implants can be optimized for better bone regeneration

Jan.22, 2018 - A collaborative research team has come together to study the benefits of 3D printed titanium-mesh scaffolds in implants. The preclinical study reports that 3D printed scaffolds do indeed help to optimize bone regeneration in patients. More

Bugatti develops world's largest 3D printed titanium Brake Caliper, just 6.4 pounds

Jan.22, 2018 - Luxury sports car manufacturer Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S has made use of 3D printing to create the brake calipers for the latest model of the Chiron. Collaborating with Laser Zentrum Nord, the company was able to reduce the weight of the component significantly, using a new architecture and titanium instead of aluminum. More

3D printing helps scientists recreate face of Neolithic girl who lived 9,000 years ago

Jan.22, 2018 - An interdisciplinary team of medical and archeological specialists recently collaborated to reconstruct the face of a teenage girl who lived roughly 9,000 years ago. The reconstruction relied on 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies. More

3Ders interview with ceramic 3D printing artist Emre Can

Jan.22, 2018 - Emre Can, a research assistant at Anadolu University in Turkey, has created a range of 3D printed artworks as part of his doctoral thesis. Can told 3Ders about getting to grips with 3D printing, being inspired by Middle Eastern motifs, and understanding the 'language of the machine.' More

First in Belfast: surgeons take on complex kidney transplant with help of 3D printed model

Jan.22, 2018 - A 3D printed surgical model of a kidney proved to be a critical tool in helping a team of Belfast surgeons complete an extremely complex surgery. The operation, which was an overall success, has changed the life of a young mother from the Northern Irish city. More

World first as Rocket Lab launches 3D printed Electron rocket from private NZ base

Jan.22, 2018 - Aerospace manufacturer Rocket Lab has launched its Electron rocket, complete with 3D printed engines, from its private New Zealand launch pad. The rocket reached orbit on Sunday, delivering three small satellites on behalf of Planet and Spire Global. More

Watch this 3D printed piano-playing robot jam with its violinist creator

Jan.21, 2018 - Watch out Chopin: a Polish university student has programmed a robot to play the piano. The musical robot, which pushes piano keys using pronged 3D printed fingers, was developed specifically to accompany its creator while he plays the violin. More

Texas hobbyist's 3D printed crystal radio works without a battery or external power source

Jan.20, 2018 - A 3D printing and radio technology enthusiast has put together a 3D printed crystal radio. This easy-to-make radio works without a battery or external power source, taking its power from the transmitted AM signal, and a tutorial has been posted online for fellow hobbyists to learn a bit about how radios work, More

3D Printing News Roundup: re.3D wins $1M award, Panerai's 3D printed watch, regenHU, Dassault Systemes

Jan.19, 2018 - Here's another round-up of recent news from the 3D printing world, in case you missed anything. Stories this time include a new 3D bio-printing collaboration, Dassault Systemes launching a new entrepreneur scheme, re.3D wins $1M award, and Panerai's 3D printed watch. More

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia launches Shipyard 4.0, with 3D printing and other innovations

Jan.19, 2018 - Spanish shipbuilding company Navantia has adopted 3D printing technology at one of its manufacturing bases, a shipyard in Puerto Real. This is part of a broad move to update its operations as part of the Shipyard 4.0 concept, and the technology has so far been used to create new toilet cabins as well as ventilation grilles. More

New Zealand research project explores new design directions for future 3D printed prosthetics

Jan.19, 2018 - A collaborative project carried out by the New Zealand Artificial Limb Project and the University of Wellington has explored the potential for 3D printing technology to advance prosthetics in the future. New design directions for long and short term include improved functionality as well as multi-density printing. More

South Carolina's Extremiti3D receives $200K to develop 3D printed prosthetic sockets

Jan.19, 2018 - Extremiti3D LLC, a South Carolina company specializing in 3D printed prosthetic sockets and cosmetic covers, has received investment from South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA), a public, non-profit corporation that'fosters'South Carolina's innovation'economy. More

Finland's Patria completes maiden flight of Hornet fighter aircraft with 3D printed engine part

Jan.19, 2018 - Patria, a Finnish aerospace and defense solutions company, has announced that it has successfully completed the maiden flight of an F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft equipped with a 3D printed engine part. The event marks a 3D printing first for Finland. More

3D printed reactionware brings us closer to print-at-home drugs

Jan.19, 2018 - Researchers from Scotland's University of Glasgow have devised a method for 3D printing interconnected reaction vessels that carry out separate chemical reactions. The 3D printed reactionware could be used to make print-at-home pharmaceuticals and chemicals. More

Adidas joins Carbon's board as its Futurecraft 4D shoe with 3D printed midsole drops

Jan.18, 2018 - Following a recent collaboration on the cutting-edge FUTURECRAFT 4D sneakers, 3D printing company Carbon has announced that an Adidas executive will be joining its board of directors. The two companies formed a strategic partnership in April of last year to drive innovation in Adidas' manufacturing processes. More

Melrose's £7 billion takeover bid causes GKN shares to soar, metal powder business struggles to stabilize

Jan.18, 2018 - Following a string of hard-hitting losses at GKN's American aerospace plant, British investment giant Melrose has swooped in with an aggressive '7.4 billion takeover offer, which GKN resoundingly dismissed earlier this week. The decision immediately impacted GKN's market value, sending its shares soaring'30%. More

Kasto unveils automated bandsaw machine for quick removal of 3D printed parts

Jan.18, 2018 - Germany-based Kasto is aiming to streamline the industrial 3D printing process even more with its new KASTOwin amc bandsaw machine. The machine is designed to quickly and efficiently separate 3D printed parts from their build platforms using a bandsaw. More

3D printing helps French aircraft maker Latécoère cut lead times by 95% and reduce costs by 40%

Jan.18, 2018 - Earlier today Latécoère, a French aircraft design and manufacturing group, announced that it has begun deploying Stratasys' FDM additive manufacturing throughout its design and production process, in a move which is expected to vastly accelerate development times and improve business performance overall. More

RUN2RAIL exploring 3D printing & carbon fiber composites for lighter, more comfortable trains

Jan.18, 2018 - The University of Huddersfield has received '300K to develop lighter and more comfortable 'rolling stock' for trains. The project will investigate the use of 3D printing and carbon fiber composites for the improvement of train bogie construction. More

Sculptors use 3D printed skulls to reconstruct faces of unidentified US-Mexico border victims

Jan.18, 2018 - Students at the'New York Academy of Art have attempted to reconstruct the faces of eight unidentified men found dead on the US-Mexico border. The artists hope their reconstructions, made with clay using 3D printed replicas of the victims' skulls, will help identify the victims. More

World's first 3D printed toilets by Hamilton Labs could wipe out India's sanitation problems

Jan.18, 2018 - Singapore-based Hamilton Labs is developing 3D printable toilets to help improve poor sanitary conditions in India. The toilets, which will be made with Hamilton's robotic HamilBot Mark 1 3D printer using a recycled cement mix, will be used in the Madhubani and Darbhanga districts in Bihar. More

Seurat Technologies raises $13.5M to accelerate game-changing metal 3D printing technology

Jan.17, 2018 - Seurat Technologies, a Silicon Valley-based startup, says it has raised $13.5 million in a Series A funding round. The significant investment will reportedly be put towards funding and accelerating the company's much-hyped metal additive manufacturing technology. More

Swiss team pioneers compact low-power laser 3D printing technique, with potential for surgical use

Jan.17, 2018 - A group of researchers in Switzerland has developed a new 3D printing approach that makes use of low-power lasers and an ultra-fine optical fiber. This affordable technique could be integrated into existing surgical endoscopy equipment, to allow for the targeted creation of micro-structures, in order to fix damaged tissue More

Apple granted patent for color 3D printing system

Jan.17, 2018 - Apple has had a patent approved for a color 3D printer. The listed inventors are Geoff Stahl, Software Director of Apple's Technology Development Group, and Howard Miller, a former Apple printing expert. More

Polyga releases new line of compact handheld 3D scanners - the HDI Compact 3D

Jan.17, 2018 - Polyga has released its latest range of 3D scanning solutions. The HDI Compact 3D comes in 3 different sizes, and is designed to be a convenient device for consumers, with professional performance. The field of view can be adjusted, and the scanner offers 25 microns accuracy with the most advanced model. More

Arconic & Vader Systems 3D printing projects receive DOE HPC4 funding

Jan.17, 2018 - A metal additive manufacturing project organized by Arconic, LLNL, and ORNL has received $300,000 in funding, split evenly between the Office of Fossil Energy's HPC4Mtls program and the Advanced Manufacturing Office's HPC4Mfg'program. More

AeroJet Rocketdyne & NASA successfully test-fire RS-25 engine with 3D printed components

Jan.17, 2018 - NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have announced the successful test-firing of a RS-25 rocket engine with 3D printed components. The innovative engine is being built to power NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), which is expected to send a team of astronauts 'to an area near the Moon' as soon as 2020. More

South African maker Tom van den Bon successfully completes 365-day 3D printing challenge

Jan.17, 2018 - A South African maker by the name of Tom van den Bon has completed what could very well be the country's first 365-day 3D printing challenge. The maker says he 3D printed at least one part or object using an FDM 3D printer every day for the past year. More

3D Printing News Roundup: First 3D printed offshore crane hook, record growth for 4WEB Medical, Tethon 3D, more

Jan.16, 2018 - Here's another round-up of all the latest 3D printing news, to keep you in the loop in a rapidly moving world. Stories this time include another FDA certificate for Emerging Implant Technologies, Huisman testing the world's first 3D printed offshore crane hook, and more besides. More

KCE: 3D printed implants are not better or cheaper than traditional ones

Jan.16, 2018 - While 3D printed implants are often hailed as the future of healthcare solutions, the Belgian Federal Knowledge Center for Healthcare (KCE) has reported that the supposed benefits of using 3D printed implants are perhaps not as effective or convincing as we may have thought. More

Seattle startup Iro3d unveils desktop metal 3D printer for $5000

Jan.16, 2018 - Affordable metal 3D printing may be here sooner than we thought, thanks to a new Washington-based company by the name of Iro3d. Announced earlier this week, the American startup has gone public with a beta version of their metal printer priced at only $5000 - a steal in the burgeoning world of metal printing. More

Rösler Benelux showcases RapidFinish, new surface finishing treatment for 3D printed parts

Jan.16, 2018 - This week, Rösler Benelux BV gave a peek at their RapidFinish solution. Announced as a new line of specially designed surface finishing machines, RapidFinish promises to remove those unsightly 3D printing lines by way of an advanced sanding and drumming process, and is aimed specifically at companies who 3D print in plastic and metal. More

Scaffold-free 3D bioprinted tracheas successfully transplanted into rats

Jan.16, 2018 - Researchers from Saga University and Nagasaki University in Japan have used a Cyfuse Biomedical Regenova 3D bioprinter for scaffold-free trachea regeneration. Tracheal transplantation was successfully performed in nine rats. More

Rotational 3D printing lets Harvard researchers control fiber orientation for ultra-strong parts

Jan.16, 2018 - Researchers from Harvard's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a 3D printing method that allows unprecedented control of short fibers embedded in polymer matrices. They call their method 'rotational 3D printing.' More

Swedish company NorDan to 3D print windows & doors using custom large-scale printer by BLB Industries

Jan.16, 2018 - Scandinavian window and door manufacturer NorDan AB will soon be offering its clients products made with the help of additive manufacturing. The Sweden-based company even commissioned a custom 3D printer which could meet its large-scale manufacturing needs. More

Budmen Industries 3D prints 100 unique lamps in new 'All of the Lights' installation

Jan.15, 2018 - Budmen Industries, a Philadelphia-based design studio, is hoping to make the world seem a little bit less divided with its enlightening 3D printed lamp installation. Lyrically named 'All of the Lights,' the installation consists of 100 unique 3D printed pendant lights. More

Michigan Tech's open-source parametric 3D printed slot die system is 17,000% cheaper than commercial ones

Jan.15, 2018 - Researchers from Michigan Technological University have developed an open-source parametric 3D printed slot die system for thin film semiconductor processing. By using the 3D printed system over a commercial one, users could make cost savings of over 17,000 per cent. More

KENDLE launches new K2 large-format SLA 3D printer on Kickstarter for as low as $1,250

Jan.15, 2018 - KENDLE, a hardware startup based out of Hong Kong, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new KENDLE K2 large-format SLA 3D printer. More

Introducing new and improved DeltaWASP 4070 Industrial 3D printer series with heated chamber

Jan.15, 2018 - Italian 3D printer manufacturer WASP has released a new line of industrial 3D printers. Called DeltaWASP 4070 Industrial, the new 3D printer series is an upgrade to the company's original Delta 4070 3D printer, which originally came out in 2013. More

Russia's Tomsk State University sets 2020 target for ultrasonic levitational 3D printer

Jan.15, 2018 - Physicists at'Tomsk State University'in Russia are developing a new method of ultrasonic 3D printing that levitates small particles in an acoustic field. The technology, which could be ready by 2020, will be used for hot or chemically aggressive solutions and substances. More

Now you can 3D print the skull of a 200-million-years-old Massospondylus dinosaur at your home

Jan.15, 2018 - A researcher from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, has turned to 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies to digitally recreate and study the skull of the country's most famous dinosaur: Massospondylus. More

Five fun DIY 3D Printing Projects: modified Nintendo Switch controller, Nuclear Button, weather forecasting wave lamp, more

Jan.14, 2018 - Here's another round-up of some fun DIY 3D printing projects that have been shared online recently, as a new year for the 3D printing world starts to kick into gear. Our selection of five impressive hobbyist 3D printing efforts includes a modified Nintendo Switch controller, and a wave lamp that can forecast the weather, amongst others. More

3D printed mandala at center of Arthur Mamou-Mani's 2018 Burning Man Temple

Jan.13, 2018 - French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani is using robotic machinery, including 3D printers, laser cutters, and robotic drill arms, to build the 2018 Burning Man Temple. Burning Man is an annual gathering in Nevada in which a large effigy of a man is burnt in promotion of peace and understanding. More

TU Delft's 3D printed hip implant makes use of innovative hybrid bio-metamaterials with unique properties

Jan.13, 2018 - A team of researchers at TU Delft have recently combined new bio-metamaterials in a way that shows serious promise for future hip implants. Their 3D printed hybrid implant is able to respond better to forces exerted on it, in a way that should allow more bone growth and thus a more secure fit for hip implants. More

AstroReality's 3D printed LUNAR model lets you explore the moon's surface in detail with AR

Jan.12, 2018 - AstroReality has launched a new project which could very well be the next big fad in augmented reality apps. Called LUNAR, the project consists of an amazingly detailed 3D printed model of the moon and a companion app that lets users explore the model moon's surface. More

Researchers use aerosol jet 3D printing to develop strain gauges with unprecedented sensitivity

Jan.12, 2018 - A collaborative project between three institutions has made use of 3D printing, to develop highly sensitive measuring equipment. The team created strain gauges that performed better in high temperatures and were more sensitive than previously thought possible, with the help of the aerosol jet 3D printing technique. More

BASF & CTIBiotech announce first results of 3D human sebaceous glands technology for skin care

Jan.12, 2018 - At NYSCC Cosmetic Congress, BASF Care Creations and the Cell Therapy Research Institute CTIBiotech have announced the initial results of their joint research on 3D tissue models for the development and testing of bio-actives for skin care applications. More

Danish Technological Institute to open $14M 3D printing center aimed at SMEs

Jan.12, 2018 - The Danish Technological Institute in Taastrup will be launching a new 3D printing project worth about $14.3 million (88 million kr.) aimed at encouraging small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to adopt additive manufacturing technologies and exploit their benefits. More

Five-year-old boy with deformed fingers and toes designs 44 3D printed hands for disabled kids

Jan.12, 2018 - After receiving a prosthetic hand to help with his own disability, a young North Carolina boy and his mother started to 3D print their own prosthetic hands for others. With his courage, hard work, and design skills, Cameron Haight has now helped out a total of 44 people with similar disabilities More

3D printed frog feet: the unlikely mechanism for improved soft-tissue grip

Jan.12, 2018 - Tim van Broekhoven is a recent graduate of the Delt University of Technology and the bright mind behind an innovative new answer to soft tissue grip. For his Master's thesis in engineering, van Broekhoven sought to overcome the current problems in manipulating soft tissue by way of 3D printing the toe pads of tree frogs and geckos. More

AMADEE-18: Austrian astronauts to simulate 3D printing on Mars during Oman desert mission

Jan.12, 2018 - Six astronauts from the Austrian Space Forum are going to Oman's Dhofar desert for four weeks to stay in isolation and carry out experiments, simulating a mission to Mars. 3D printing will play an important role in the experiments. More

Untika Japan uses 3D body scanner to help optimize safety & comfort of clothing items

Jan.11, 2018 - Untika Garments Technology, a Japanese medical research company, has made use of SMARTTECH's 3D body scanning system. The team used the scan3Dmed to measure subjects' calves, in order to improve a client's compression sock product, and they were impressed with the results. More

3D printed customized orthotic swimming fin helps 16-year-old stroke victim swim again

Jan.11, 2018 - A young swimmer in Barcelona has bounced back from a serious stroke which left his right hand incapacitated due to spasticity. After a successful collaboration with local graduate students at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the athlete now sports a 3D printed swimming fin, which facilitates strong stroke motions and improved musculature. More

Ethereal Machines wins CES 2018 'Best of Innovation' award for its Halo hybrid '5D Printer'

Jan.11, 2018 - After already getting some serious attention last year due to its innovative new product, the Halo 5D, Ethereal Machines recently won an award at CES 2018 for the system. It's a 5-axis machine that combines additive and subtractive technologies, adding two extra rotational dimensions to a regular 3D printer's capabilities. More

Modla showcases Reebok's new Flexweave material with 3D printed training mask

Jan.11, 2018 - To celebrate and promote its new and innovative Flexweave material, sports brand Reebok invited some of the world's top designers to create useful objects from it. The end results include a smart glove, a 3D printed training mask, and an active chair. More

3D printed 'Age Suit' lets young people feel what it's like to be old

Jan.11, 2018 - Get Models Now, a modern design studio based in Poznan, Poland, has designed a 3D printed 'Age Suit' that lets wearers experience what it feels like to be elderly. The suit, made from PLA and other materials, restricts movement to replicate the feeling of age. More

Dry ice helps Imperial researchers 3D print super soft biological structures for artificial organs

Jan.11, 2018 - Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a new freezing and 3D printing technique that can be used to create biological structures for tissue regeneration and replica organs. The printed structures can mimic the properties of organs like the brain and lungs. More

IDC forecasts global 3D printing spending to increase by nearly 20% in 2018 to $12 billion

Jan.11, 2018 - According to a recent update to the International Data Corporation's (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide, global spending on 3D printing technologies is expected to reach up to $12 billion in 2018, which would mark a 19.9% increase over spending in 2017. More

Schaffen Watches launches new Reference 65 range of timepieces with customized 3D printed rotors

Jan.10, 2018 - Singapore-based manufacturer Schaffen Watches is offering customers the opportunity to get their own bespoke watch, at a much lower cost than would usually be expected. 3D printing will be used to create a customized stainless steel rotor for the personalized timepiece, which is made with Swiss precision and quality materials. More

Porimy launches new 3D ceramic printer and first certified 3D printed ceramic dental fixtures in China

Jan.10, 2018 - A new technique for creating ceramic dentures has been developed by a Chinese start-up. Porimy has pioneered a new ceramic 3D printer as well as a proprietary slurry material, in order to more efficiently create dental fixtures with a high level of strength and accurate topography. More

Defense Distributed calls on Supreme Court to lift ban of sharing 3D printed gun files

Jan.10, 2018 - Defense Distributed, a controversial online organization dedicated to designing and proliferating downloadable and 3D printable ghost guns, has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department to challenge the latter's efforts to regulate 3D printed guns and limit how they are distributed. More

Wang & Söderström uses algorithms and 3D printing to create colorful 'Excavation' vases

Jan.10, 2018 - Wang & Söderström, a Danish art and design studio, has turned to 3D printing for its latest collection of vases. The series, named 'Excavation,' was realized in partnership with New York company Unique Board, a marketplace that specializes in 3D printing for the arts. More

Nexa3D brings its high speed industrial-grade NXV SLA 3D Printer to CES 2018

Jan.10, 2018 - Nexa3D, a California-based stereolithography 3D printing specialist, is previewing the NXV, its first professional 3D printer, at CES 2018. The company says the $19,950 system is the 'largest, fastest, and most accurate' SLA printer on the market. More

SpiderBot's new ABSolute3 3D printer features patent-pending Adaptive Print Chamber

Jan.10, 2018 - French 3D printer company SpiderBot has released a preview of its forthcoming ABSolute3 FDM 3D printer. The machine's printhead heats up to'500'C'and its chamber up to 220°C, making it suitable for technical materials like PEEK, PEKK, and PEEKK. More

Cellink and CTI Biotech sign deal to 3D print customized cancer cells

Jan.9, 2018 - Swedish bioprinting company Cellink has joined forces with CTI Biotech, a medical tech firm based in Lyon, France, that focuses in cancer treatment via tissue production. The new partnership will see the production of patient-specific cancer tumor replicas, which will be 3D printed by combining CTI's bioink with a sample of patients' cancer cells. More

Polaroid debuts four new easy-to-use consumer 3D printers at CES 2018

Jan.9, 2018 - Polaroid announced today the launch of four new easy-to-use consumer 3D printers for the US and Canadian markets. 'The line of Polaroid 3D printers will be on display at the Polaroid booth (Central Hall #16615) at the 2018 International Consumer Electronics Show, January 9-12 in Las Vegas. More

SHINING 3D releases EinScan Discovery Pack & EinScan HD Prime Pack 3D Scanning accessories at CES

Jan.9, 2018 - Chinese 3D scanner manufacturer SHINING 3D has just unveiled two new devices at this year's Consumer Electronics Show: the EinScan Discovery Pack and the EinScan HD Prime Pack' two new powerful accesories accessories to pair with the EinScan-SE/SP desktop 3D scanner and EinScan-Pro+ handheld 3D scanner respectively. More

Metal 3D printing enables first-of-its-kind luxury faucet for KALLISTA

Jan.9, 2018 - Luxury kitchen and bath brand KALLISTA has teamed up with Indiana-based metal 3D printing specialist 3rd Dimension to deliver the sleek new Grid faucet. Inspired by a hallow cubic geometry, this state-of-the-art appliance was 3D printed using 3D Systems' acclaimed ProX'DMP 320 high-performance metal additive manufacturing system. More

Airwolf 3D releases EVO Additive Manufacturing Center at CES

Jan.9, 2018 - The EVO is Airwolf 3D's latest release, and the company has labelled it an Additive Manufacturing Center instead of a 3D printer, due to its apparently unprecedented quality. It features industry-first features that allow a print to be restarted after interruptions, and it is fast and precise as well as being compatible with a huge range of materials. More

MIT researchers find that melting can prevent adhesion in metal 3D printing

Jan.9, 2018 - Researchers at MIT have developed a new way for getting sprayed metal coatings to adhere, in a study that could have big implications for metal 3D printing. The researchers used an ultra-fast camera to observe a spray coating process and discover the ideal conditions for metal bonding. More

Canada's RCMP announces plans to 3D print crime scene models for use in court

Jan.9, 2018 - In Canada, the British Columbia Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has announced its plans to acquire its first 3D printer, which it will use to recreate models of vehicular-based crime scenes to be used in court. More

Realistic 3D printed masks encourage families to donate loved ones' faces for transplantation

Jan.9, 2018 - A team of medical professionals from NYU's Langone Medical Center are 3D printing highly realistic masks based on dead people's faces. The team hopes that these 3D printed masks will make it easier for families of the deceased to agree to face transplants. More

ParaMatters introduces CogniCAD cognitive design platform for aerospace and automotive lightweighting

Jan.8, 2018 - ParaMatters, a team of specialists in topology optimization, computational mechanics, CAD and artificial intelligence, today announced the immediate availability of its CogniCAD platform at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9-12, 2018. More

Incase to offer protective mobile cases made with Carbon's M2 3D printing technology

Jan.8, 2018 - 3D printing company Carbon has announced a new collaboration with device protection company Incase at CES 2018. Together, the companies will combine Incase's design savvy with Carbon's 3D printing technology to produce protective cases and skins for mobile devices. More

Netherlands' CEAD develops gigantic CFAM composite 3D printer for shipbuilding

Jan.8, 2018 - Netherlands-based 3D printing company CEAD, formed in 2014 by two of the four co-founders of Leapfrog, has developed a large-scale (4 x 2 x 1.5 m) continuous fiber composite 3D printer suitable for use in the maritime and infrastructure sectors. More

VormVrij takes just 6 weeks to make 1,200 ceramic 3D printed cups for Belgian studio Unfold

Jan.8, 2018 - Dutch company VormVrij, a creator of clay 3D printers, has 3D printed 1,200 identical cups for Unfold, a studio based in Antwerp, Belgium. The printing, glazing, and shipping of the cups took place over just six weeks. More

Formlabs introduces Rigid and Grey Pro 3D printing resins, teams with 3Shape for custom earbuds

Jan.8, 2018 - Stereolithography 3D printing company Formlabs has introduced two new 3D printing resins, Rigid and Grey Pro. In collaboration with dental and audio technology company 3Shape, Formlabs has also demonstrated how its printers and resins can be used to make customized 3D printed earbuds. More

DWS showcases XCELL automated manufacturing cell and other new 3D printers at CES 2018

Jan.8, 2018 - Italian 3D printing company DWS Systems will be presenting its range of stereolithography 3D printing systems and materials at CES 2018 to attract potential clients and resellers. More

ORNL exploring quality control processes for large-scale BAAM 3D printing

Jan.8, 2018 - A dedicated research team has been working closely with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to advance quality control testing for parts using the large-scale BAAM 3D printing process. More

Five fun DIY 3D Printing Projects: programmable coffee grinder, ergonomic keyboard, more

Jan.7, 2018 - Here's another round-up of some of the best 3D printing projects that have come out of the ever-growing hobbyist community in recent weeks. We've got five DIY 3D printing efforts for you, including an ergonomic keyboard and a programmable coffee grinder. More

3D printed TuneFast harp can produce whole octave of notes with just a single string

Jan.6, 2018 - A team of hobbyists and musicians have used 3D printing to put together a simple but impressive version of the harp. Their TuneFast harp consists of just a single string weaved around a series of bearings, and it produces 9 different notes which can easily be tuned up and down using attatched guitar tuning pegs. More

France's GIAA launches library of 3D printed anatomical models to help blind students of massage & physiotherapy

Jan.5, 2018 - A new 3D printing project has been launched by France's GIAA, an organization dedicated to helping blind and partially-sighted people. With the help of Dassault Systemes, it will be establishing a library of anatomical parts, to be used as educational tools for visually disabled students of massage and physiotherapy. More

Wyoming's Ramaco Carbon will use Carbon 3D printers to make cars from coal

Jan.5, 2018 - Ramaco Carbon, a coal producer based in Sheridan, Wyoming, has partnered with Silicon Valley 3D printing company Carbon, formerly Carbon 3D. As part of the deal, Ramaco will produce products and parts for third parties using high-speed Carbon 3D printers. More

Peg the duck waddles again thanks to a 3D printed prosthetic leg created by Arkansas teens

Jan.5, 2018 - A duck in Arkansas who had his foot chewed off by a turtle was recently saved by a group of eighth-graders. They used the 3D printer in the lab at their high school to put together a prosthetic leg for the bird, eventually getting the right fit after many tries. More

Scientists create 3D printed wearable sensors for plants, enabling measurements of water use in crops

Jan.5, 2018 - Scientists at Iowa State University are using 3D printing to make graphene-based sensors-on-tape that can be used to collect data about water use in crops. The sensors could also be used in biomedical diagnostics, architecture, and other fields. More

3D printed heat exchangers made in New Zealand could enable smaller, more efficient electronics

Jan.5, 2018 - Two researchers from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand have used 3D printing to develop 'high-performance heat exchangers' which could impact the design, production, and efficiency of electronic devices, vehicles, and more. More

Luxexcel to 3D print optical prescription lenses for Vuzix AR headsets

Jan.5, 2018 - Luxexcel, a Dutch company that specializes in the production of 3D printed lenses, has announced a new partnership with augmented reality company Vuzix through which it will manufacture and supply 3D printed prescription lenses for the new Vuzix Blade AR headset. More

MakerBot's Thingiverse 3D printing library targeted in cryptocurrency mining attack

Jan.4, 2018 - January is hitting hard for Thingiverse, thanks to a recent attack by a group of malicious cryptocurrency miners that remains anonymous. Earlier today the massive 3D printing file repository and community made headlines as parent company MakerBot issued a statement detailing the attack, which targeted the Thingiverse's comments section. More

Russell AMPro Sieve Station is a new powder management system for metal 3D printing

Jan.4, 2018 - Materials handling expert Russell Finex has recently released an impressive new powder management solution for metal AM. The award-winning Russell AMPro Sieve Station will improve the efficiency and safety of metal 3D printing processes with its high level of automation and innovative sieving system. More

InvestEGGator: Paso Pacifico's 3D printed turtle eggs use IoT to track poachers

Jan.4, 2018 - Paso Pacifico, a conservation organization that uses fake 3D printed turtle eggs to track illegal poachers, believes Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity can help improve its environmental mission, which is now named 'InvestEGGator.' More

LLNL's two-photon lithography breakthrough produces nanoscale 3D printed parts with 10x higher X-ray attenuation

Jan.4, 2018 - Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have found a way to improve two-photon lithography (TPL), a nanoscale 3D printing technique. The research could help doctors carry out X-ray CT scans to analyze 3D printed implants within the human body. More

NDSU quality control imaging tech for error-checking 3D printed parts receives patent

Jan.4, 2018 - A professor of computer science at North Dakota State University has been granted a patent for his innovative imaging system which can help makers ensure that their 3D prints do not have any internal flaws caused by hardware issues or sabotage. More

Local Motors raises over $1 billion in financing for 3D printed autonomous 'Olli' shuttle

Jan.4, 2018 - Local Motors, the Arizona-based company known for its 3D printed vehicles, has announced significant financing for its autonomous shuttle bus, Olli. Through partnerships with ETS and Xcelerate, the company says it has secured over $1 billion in financing for its Olli customers. More

Desktop Metal granted seminal Separable Supports patents for its metal 3D printing technology

Jan.3, 2018 - Desktop Metal announced today it has been granted seminal patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its Separable Supports technology which enables 3D printing of large, complex parts through metal sintering and the removal of metal support structures by hand. More

Amazon awarded patent for innovative new on-demand 3D printing retail service

Jan.3, 2018 - Amazon has received a patent for a new 3D printing service, after filing back in 2013. The service will offer retail customers the opportunity to get replacement parts or custom-made items delivered to their address, or made available for pick-up. More

3D printing helps ARIA Ultimate design the perfect ultimate frisbee

Jan.3, 2018 - ARIA Ultimate, a company specializing in the production of discs for the sport of ultimate frisbee, has used 3D printing to create its flagship disc. After two years and 67 prototypes, the disc is now available for $12. More

12-meter, 800-kilo 3D printed sculpture inspired by Maori art to be installed in New Zealand this year

Jan.3, 2018 - The New Zealand city of Rotorua will soon be the site of a massive 3D printed sculpture honoring the region's native history. The impressive piece, designed by a team from the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, will be 3D printed in partnership with local company Kilwell Fibretube. More

UNESCO turns to 3D printing to restore Lion of Al-lat monument destroyed by ISIS in Syria

Jan.3, 2018 - UNESCO has led a project to restore the ancient Lion of al-Lāt monument destroyed by ISIS in 2015. The initiative, which has relied on 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies, has recently provoked ire from a rabbi in Israel. More

Could a custom 3D printed card reader thwart fraudulent credit card skimmers?

Jan.3, 2018 - ATM operators are using 3D printed card readers to stop fraudsters fitting credit card 'skimmers' to cash machines. Hackaday author Tom Nardi recently happened upon one of the 3D printed devices, initially thinking it was a skimmer. More

This mind-bending 3D printed optical illusion will make you question the 3rd dimension

Jan.2, 2018 - Amidst all the 3D printing hype, one maker is keen to show that sometimes, what constitutes the '3rd dimension' is in the eye of the beholder. Sage Hansen is a Texas-based 3D animator whose newest creation is going viral: a 3D printed cube that, upon closer inspection, is not in fact a cube at all, but a flat object with disjointed lines and angles. More

Invincible x adidas' 3D printed Futurecraft 4D sneaker returning in March 2018

Jan.2, 2018 - Rumours are a-buzz'that Adidas will be bringing back its much coveted Futurecraft 4D kicks in March of this year. While the new release will be very limited, with 100,000 pairs to be shipped only to friends, family, and Consortium stores, the specs are bright: these Primeknit sneakers will be 3D printed using Adidas' Digital Light Synthesis process. More

3D printed personalized lipstick a go, study finds

Jan.2, 2018 - 3D printed lipstick may soon be here, according to the authors behind a new research investigation from the London College of Fashion. As published yesterday in the Journal of Dermatology and Cosmetology, the study makes a convincing case that 3D printing presents a viable makeup source for a future of personalized cosmetics. More

Researchers use nano 3D printing to investigate peacock spider's impressive rainbow display

Jan.1, 2018 - A team of researchers led by a PhD from San Diego has used nano 3D printing to determine how the rainbow peacock spider generates its iridescent coloring. The rainbow is produced by special scales on the abdomen, and this mechanism could go on to influence light and color technology for various engineering applications. More

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