3D Printing News roundup: Tricorbraun boosts 3D printing capacity, Leapfrog 3D Printers get new investment, more

Jun.30, 2017 - 3D printing technology marches on at an unrelenting pace, but we're here to stop you from being trampled underfoot. Here's a round-up of some recent stories you might have missed, including packaging company Tricorbraun expanding its 3D printing capabilities, and 3D printer manufacturer Leapfrog getting new investment. More

German hobbyist wows Elon Musk with his 3D printed replica Space X rockets

Jun.30, 2017 - A German animator has established a workshop 3D printing replica Space X rockets, after he gave 3D printing technology a try for the first time just 9 months ago. The results of his work were so impressive that Space X employees eventually heard about his project and requested their own. More

University of Twente reveals Stormram 4, the smallest MRI-compatible 3D printed biopsy robot to battle breast cancer

Jun.30, 2017 - A robot developed by a team of Dutch researchers has recently won an award for its potential contribution to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. 3D printed from plastic, the Stormram 4 robot is capable of functioning in the strong magnetic field of an MRI scanner, and can accurately navigate a needle tip to find and treat a lesion. More

Quebec to establish $2.31M medical 3D printing center

Jun.30, 2017 - The provincial government of Quebec has announced its plans to invest nearly 3 million CAD ($2.31M) for the establishment of a medical 3D printing center. The facility, to be located in Quebec's capital city, Quebec City, will be the first of its kind in the Canadian province. More

Asteroid Day: ESA uses 3D printed models, NASA runs supercomputer impact simulator

Jun.30, 2017 - June 30 is Asteroid Day, an annual global event that aims to raise awareness about asteroids and their potential impact on Earth. To mark the occasion, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have gone 3D. More

ArianeGroup (Airbus Safran Launchers) signs contract with ESA to develop 10x cheaper 3D printed Prometheus engine

Jun.30, 2017 - Airbus Safran Launchers, which will tomorrow become known as ArianeGroup, has signed a first contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop the Prometheus demonstrator, a partially 3D printed reusable engine demonstrator that runs on liquid oxygen (LOx) and methane. More

ETH Zurich team builds digitally fabricated DFAB House with 3D printing, robots

Jun.30, 2017 - A team from ETH Zurich university in Switzerland is developing what could be the first house in the world to be designed, planned, and built using using mostly digital processes. The project, called DFAB House, will be realized through a combination of 3D printing, robots, and ingenuity. More

Singapore researchers use nanoparticles to improve strength of 3D printed Inconel 625 superalloy

Jun.30, 2017 - Researchers at Singapore's A*STAR'Institute of Manufacturing Technology and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering have improved the physical, thermal, and mechanical properties of 3D printable superalloys using titanium diboride nanoparticles. More

Argentina's Atomic Lab provides 3D printed superhero prosthetics to kids in need

Jun.29, 2017 - Atomic Lab, a Buenos Aires-based startup founded by maker Gino Tubaro, has provided hundreds of children in Argentina with low-cost 3D printed prosthetic hands that have enabled them to play sports, draw, and perform a number of other valuable activities. More

University of Pittsburgh awarded $1.275M DoE grant for research into 3D printed nuclear sensors

Jun.29, 2017 - A Department of Energy program has funded a new $1.275 million collaborative research project between the University of Pittsburgh and other institutions. The project hopes to develop advanced 3D printed sensors for nuclear reactors. More

Humanscope's 3D printed Aumi nightlight alerts you of messages, retweets, WiFi connectivity, and more

Jun.29, 2017 - There is now a smart 3D printed nightlight perfect for those among us who have fully embraced the tech takeover of our lives. Called the Aumi Mini, the plug-in device can connect to your network and can alert you whenever you have a new message, when your WiFi is down, and more. More

3D printing, UAVs, and dark web could give terrorists access to WMDs, says UN official

Jun.29, 2017 - In a recent address to the United Nations Security Council, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu spoke about the potential threats that new technologies, such as 3D printing, UAVs, and the dark web, could have in enabling terrorists to access and obtain weapons of mass destruction. More

Cytosurge's Fluid FM technology enables metal 3D printing at an impossibly small scale

Jun.29, 2017 - Swiss company Cytosurge has pioneered a new form of microfluidics technology called Fluid FM. This allows for the incredibly precise control of flow rate through microscopic pipette apertures, and has been implemented into a unique metal 3D printer, the Fluid FM u3Dprinter. More

3D printed graphene aerogel claims Guinness World Record for 'least dense 3D printed structure'

Jun.29, 2017 - A 3D printed graphene aerogel developed by three materials engineers has been named the 'least dense 3D printed structure' by Guinness World Records. The structure is so light it can be placed on top of a cotton ball or flower petals without falling. More

3D printing helps Eviation Aircraft develop one of world's first all-electric commuter planes

Jun.29, 2017 - Eviation Aircraft is developing one of the world's first all-electric commuter aircrafts. The Israeli company is developing its innovative plane with the help of 3D printing technologies, specifically Stratasys' 3D printing solutions. More

Xact Metal launches $120,000 XM200 metal 3D printer that can fuse at 1.5 meters per second

Jun.29, 2017 - Xact Metal, a 3D printing company located in State College, Pennsylvania, has launched its first 3D printer. The XM200 is an industrial-level, laser-based metal 3D printer, and is priced at $120,000. More

Digital Smile Design uses 3D printing and scanning to help patients choose their ideal set of teeth

Jun.29, 2017 - A pioneering new dentistry technique known as Digital Smile Design is changing the way cosmetic dental surgery works. Using 3D printing and scanning methods, dentists can give patients a preview of what their new smile will look like, improving communication and allowing them to make any necessary modifications. More

New Scandy Pro app for Google Tango lets users 3D scan objects with ease

Jun.28, 2017 - Scandy, a mobile 3D scanning company based in New Orleans, has released a new app for Google's AR/VR Tango platform which enables users to 3D scan objects. Called Scandy Pro, the app makes it possible to 3D scan objects in full color and create 'usable meshes' of them. More

Winners of Extreme Redesign 3D Print Challenge include bio-mimetic arm, modular cast, more

Jun.28, 2017 - This year's Extreme Redesign 3D Print Challenge prizes were recently awarded, in a collaboration between Stratasys and digital manufacturing hub GrabCAD. Over 900 submissions were judged, based on criteria including creativity and mechanical soundness of the project. More

3D printing companies Carbon and Desktop Metal among MIT Tech Review's 50 Smartest Companies of 2017

Jun.28, 2017 - MIT Technology Review has released its list of 50 Smartest Companies for 2017, and we're happy to say that two 3D printing companies have made the cut. Desktop Metal and Carbon, two young but innovative additive manufacturing firms, are mentioned on the list, amidst such illustrious companies as Apple, Intel, and GE. More

AONIQ's 888 PVC 3D Printer available for $10,999

Jun.28, 2017 - Australian R&D company AONIQ has launched the 888 PVC 3D Printer, a $10,999 FDM machine capable of printing with PVC and standard 3D printing materials. AONIQ says the 3D printer sits somewhere between budget FDM printers and more expensive production-level machines. More

Modular TAC.TILES interface creates new possibilities for 3D modeling

Jun.28, 2017 - Comprised of 15 independent modules, Simon Van Pottelbergh's TAC.TILES 3D modeling interface brings the computer interface back to a physical manifestation. Designers can create 3D models in a matter of minutes, but without sacrificing any of the user's tactility or intuition. More

Xometry raises $15M in funding round to expand on-demand 3D printing & CNC marketplace

Jun.28, 2017 - Xometry Inc., the on-demand online manufacturing marketplace, has raised $15 million in funding. The startup, which is aiming to be the 'Amazon of custom manufacturing,' provides a network of manufacturing partners that specialize in 3D printing, CNC machining, and more. More

3D printed ball-milling jars help Leuven researchers improve mechanochemistry experiments

Jun.28, 2017 - Researchers from the Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences at Belgium's Université catholique de Louvain have created a number of 3D printed jars for ball-milling experiments. The low-cost jars are optimized for reduced background/absorption and higher angular resolution. More

Russian researchers say they've developed a 3D printer that can print with three metals

Jun.28, 2017 - A team of Russian researchers, part of the Laboratory for Additive Technologies and Materials Design, say they have developed a 3D printing technology capable of printing in three metals. The technology will reportedly be unveiled in 2018. More

The curve of 3D printing: Austrian researchers pioneering self-actuating objects

Jun.28, 2017 - A group of Austrian computer scientists associated with of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST) are pioneering the development of self-actuating free-form objects known as CurveUps: flat 2D templates that, upon release, transform themselves into a 3D version solely through material forces. More

3D printing news roundup: Xaar aiming to double revenue, Polar Cloud integrated into Autodesk Tinkercad, more

Jun.27, 2017 - In today's 3D printing news roundup, UK inkjet tech company Xaar outlines growth plans for its 3D printing business, Polar Cloud gets integrated into Autodesk Tinkercad, and Additive Works joins the Altair Partner Alliance. Read on for more. More

Ultimaker releases new PP 3D printing material, upgraded Cura software, more

Jun.27, 2017 - Dutch 3D printing company Ultimaker has announced a slew of new product developments that are geared towards improving and enhancing its Ultimaker 2+ and dual-extrusion Ultimaker 3 3D printing systems. More

US Navy to shore up 3D printing security with blockchain

Jun.27, 2017 - The U.S. Navy's innovation arm says it plans to use blockchain technology, a kind of digital ledger used to govern bitcoin transactions, to bring added security to its additive manufacturing systems. The technology will be trialled across the Navy's 3D printing sites this summer. More

Renishaw embarks on Spanish Futuralve project for development of 3D printed aerospace turbines

Jun.27, 2017 - Renishaw Iberica, a subsidiary of UK metal 3D printing company Renishaw, has embarked on the Futuralve project, an initiative which brings together several Spanish companies, universities, and tech centers for the development of 3D printed high-speed turbines for the aerospace industry. More

Jay Leno takes Divergent Microfactories' 3D printed Blade supercar for a spin

Jun.27, 2017 - Television star Jay Leno has driven Divergent Microfactories' 3D printed Blade supercar in an episode of Jay Leno's Garage. The 1,400 lb car can purportedly go from 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds. More

Nano Dimension to 3D print space electronics with Harris Corporation

Jun.27, 2017 - Nano Dimension Technologies Ltd., a subsidiary of Israeli 3D printed electronics company Nano Dimension Ltd., will be developing 3D printing electronic modules for space through a collaboration with the Harris Corporation, an American technology company. More

KLIO Design 3D prints an incredibly lightweight 'Smart Mobility' car design

Jun.27, 2017 - At the recent Smart Mobility conference and exhibition in Seoul, KLIO Design demonstrated a new project. The team has 3D printed an incredibly lightweight car design, with huge scope for customization. This could be a huge step forward for 3D printing in the automotive industry. More

ViscoTec launches two-component printhead for 3D printing in viscous materials

Jun.27, 2017 - ViscoTec, the German manufacturer of dosing and pumping systems, has developed a two-component printhead designed specially for 3D printing viscous materials. The ViscoDUO-FDD 4/4 is being marketed as an alternative to FDM extruders, and promises to 3D print two-component liquids and pastes with maximum consistency and precision. More

MakerBot launches My MakerBot 3D printing platform for Chromebook classrooms

Jun.26, 2017 - MakerBot has set its sights squarely on the education sector with the launch of My MakerBot, a new cloud-enabled, browser-based printer monitoring platform compatible with Google Chomebooks and Autodesk's Tinkercad 3D design software. Students will be able to start and monitor 3D printing from a Chromebook. More

DisTech Automation releases new Prometheus multi-extrusion system for E3D V6 Hot End users

Jun.26, 2017 - Canadian 3D printing company DisTech Automation has released an upgraded version of its Prometheus System multi-extrusion system for FDM 3D printers. The E3D V6 Upgrade allows E3D V6 Hot End users to create multi-color and multi-material objects. More

New BioAssemblyBot bioprinter could 3D print 'safe' and functional human organs

Jun.26, 2017 - Dubbed the 'BioAssemblyBot,' a new bioprinter from Advanced Solutions isn't printing useable human organs just yet, but with models that closely mimic functional lungs, hearts, kidneys, pancreases, bones and even human skin, the company says it won't be long before they can print transplantable organs. More

Leapfrog 3D Printers returns with $7K professional-grade Bolt Pro 3D printer

Jun.26, 2017 - Netherlands-based FDM 3D printing company Leapfrog 3D Printers has today launched the Leapfrog Bolt Pro, a professional-grade 3D printer for office or industrial use. The machine will retail for 6,499 euros ($7,285) excl. VAT. More

Latvia-based Neurotechnology developing new 3D printing process that uses ultrasonic waves

Jun.26, 2017 - Researchers from Neurotechnology, a Latvia-based software development company, are in the process of developing a new 3D printing process that uses ultrasonic manipulation to build up objects bit by bit. The technology, developed by the company's Ultrasound Research Group, is currently patent-pending. More

Operation to save dog's leg shows 3D printed scaffolds could help regrow bone for landmine victims

Jun.26, 2017 - Experts at Scotland's University of Glasgow have used a naturally occurring protein called BMP-2 to save the leg of a dog. The procedure, funded by Sir Bobby Charlton's landmine charity Find A Better Way, could be replicated on humans with the help of biodegradable 3D printed scaffolds. More

3D printed two-seat electric vehicle impresses at Taiwanese trade show

Jun.26, 2017 - Taiwan has just made some serious leeway in the 3D printed automotive race, this time in the form of a two-seat electric vehicle. Last week, the tech world caught wind of this exciting development from Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium, which is quickly proving to be a game-changer in the colliding fields of 3D printing and electric cars. More

3D printed blood vessels in teeth a viable alternative to root canal procedures

Jun.26, 2017 - Dental researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland have developed a method of engineering artificial blood vessels in teeth. Published in the journal Scientific Reports earlier today, the OHSU technique could provide an effective alternative to root canals by using a 3D printing-inspired approach. ' More

These 3D printed honeycomb-inspired garments are un-bee-lievable

Jun.25, 2017 - Designer Jamela Law has created a fashion collection inspired by one of nature's strongest shapes, the honeycomb. The project, called Beeing Human, brings together various fabrication technologies and techniques, such as 3D printing, silicone casting, and hand sewing. More

Jacket fitted with multi-color LEDs displays status of 3D printers

Jun.25, 2017 - An Instructables page shows how to make a customized jacket with a unique LED display. Each LED corresponds to the status of one of the 3D printers at the Duke Innovation Co-Lab Studio, with green for available, red for offline, and blue for in-use. More

This 3D-printed plastic contraption turns a laser pointer into a trippy customized light show

Jun.24, 2017 - A Los Angeles-based maker has created the ultimate life hack for producing your own projected light show from the comfort of your own home. Aptly deemed 'The Mechanical Laser Show,' this fun little Thingiverse project turns a basic laser pointer into a trippy customized light show. Produce a five-point star, the Batman Logo, or a custom shape. More

New York 3D printing company Voodoo Manufacturing raises $5M in financing round

Jun.23, 2017 - New York City 3D printing company Voodoo Manufacturing has raised $5 million in a financing round led by venture capital firm General Catalyst, with participation from NextView Ventures, 645 Ventures, and Y Combinator's Continuity Fund. The round takes Voodoo's cumulative seed funding to $6.4 million. More

3D Printing News roundup: Optomec receives NASA SBIR contract, Concept Laser teams up with LAUAK, more

Jun.23, 2017 - Developments in the 3D printing world keep coming thick and fast, and we don't blame you if you're struggling to keep up. Here's a quick rundown of things you might have missed, including Optomec getting a NASA contract and Concept Laser collaborating with French aerospace company LAUAK. More

New software by IST Austria allows users to adjust 3D-printable mechanisms to fit new shapes

Jun.23, 2017 - Thanks to software developed at IST Austria, even novice users will be able to easily adjust a 3D-printable mechanism to fit a new shape. More

New HSLA steel powder for naval 3D printing applications being developed at Pitt

Jun.23, 2017 - A research team from the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh have received $449,000 in funding from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in order to develop next-generation 3D printing metals, including a new type of steel which could be used in additive manufacturing. More

3D printing and VR key to meeting UK government's 2025 construction strategy targets

Jun.23, 2017 - A new research report by Arup Associates for the British Council of Offices has suggested that technologies such as 3D printing and virtual reality could help to make the office construction industry'and construction industry at large'more efficient. According to the report, 3D printing and VR could help to cut back on waste and costs. More

3D printed device 'gamifies' airway clearing exercises for young cystic fibrosis patients

Jun.23, 2017 - Physiotherapists from University College London'(UCL) in the UK are working with Microsoft to develop partially 3D printed tools for children with cystic fibrosis (CF). The tools form part of a computer-game-style strategy help young CF sufferers increase their breathing capacity. More

New dual-extrusion Scribbler Duo 3D printing pen launches on Kickstarter

Jun.22, 2017 - Scribbler has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its newest product, the Scribbler DUO. The DUO has an improved design, more controls over temperature and speed, and a second extruder which allows for two different color filaments as well as faster drawing. More

New LEAP jet engines with 3D printed parts earn $31 billion of new business for GE at Paris Air Show

Jun.22, 2017 - This year's Paris Air Show was a major success story for GE, primarily due to its new LEAP jet engines. These engines are produced by CFM International, which is part-owned by GE, and make use of 3D printed parts as well as advanced ceramic materials. More

3D printing news roundup: Under Armour drops 3D printed sneaker, Additive Orthopaedics cleared for bunion treatment, more

Jun.22, 2017 - A day after the summer solstice, 3D printing companies are still working from dusk 'til dawn to bring you new products and services. Today sees Additive Orthopaedics getting FDA clearance for a 3D printed bunion treatment, Under Armour releasing its 3D printed ArchiTech Futurist shoe, and more. More

MBARI and FATHOM say 3D printed video device could help solve mystery of White Shark Cafe

Jun.22, 2017 - FATHOM recently put its 3D printing chops towards a bitingly fascinating project. In collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), the FATHOM team has been using 3D printing to try and uncover the mystery of the 'White Shark Cafe.' More

German RepRap releases new ESD ABS, ASA, and Performance ABS 3D printing filaments

Jun.22, 2017 - 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap has released a number of new 3D printing filaments, expanding its existing materials offering. The new materials include an ESD ABS, an ASA, and a Performance ABS filament. More

3Doodler's limited edition Star Trek 3D printing pens let you reach 'final frontier of creativity'

Jun.22, 2017 - WobbleWorks, the company behind the popular 3Doodler 3D printing pen, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a set of limited edition Star Trek 3Doodler pens. The pens cost $99 for one, and $450 for the complete set of six. More

3D scanning helps scientists recreate 2,000-year-old exploded head of Mount Vesuvius victim

Jun.22, 2017 - Scientists in Italy have used photogrammetry 3D scanning techniques to put together the exploded head of a man who died in the Mount Vesuvius eruption that wiped out Pompeii and surrounding areas in the year 79 AD. They say the 50-year-old victim may have been wealthy and educated. More

3D printing in aerospace still poses challenges, says Premium Aerotec at Paris Air Show

Jun.22, 2017 - At this year's Paris Air Show, German aerospace company Premium Aerotec took a look at the state of 3D printing in aerospace, addressing the opportunities and challenges of such technology in the field. More

25 best (and free) fidget spinner toys to 3D print

Jun.22, 2017 - Fidget spinners have been all the rage in 2017, entertaining and relieving stress for both children and adults alike. Why not take the DIY approach and 3D print one of these awesome and creative fidget spinners, brought to you by the maker community. More

How Volkswagen Autoeuropa is using 3D printing to cut back on costs and lead times

Jun.21, 2017 - Volkswagen Autoeuropa has seen the benefits of using Ultimaker 3D printers for the production of custom tools and parts. The desktop 3D printers have enabled the Volkswagen-owned facility to manufacture custom parts more quickly and at a lower cost compared with traditional manufacturing methods. More

3D printing news roundup: Oerlikon signs MoU with GE, Print The Future to file for IPO, more

Jun.21, 2017 - We're at the halfway point in the week, and today is all about the business side of 3D printing: Oerlikon has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GE, Print The Future says it will be filing for a Regulation A+ IPO with the SEC, and Additive Industries has news that will fuel your imagination. More

Yamazaki Mazak opens new 3D printing solutions center in Singapore, rolls out smart factory tech

Jun.21, 2017 - Japanese machine tool manufacturer Yamazaki Mazak has announced the launched a new Additive Manufacturing Solution Centre, as well as the adoption of its Mazak iSmart Factory technology at its Singapore facility. More

Amsterdam's OLVG hospital successfully implants Netherlands' first 3D printed hip bone

Jun.21, 2017 - A hospital in Amsterdam is making headlines today for being the first institution in the Netherlands to successfully implant a 3D printed hip bone in a patient. Orthopedic surgeon Melinda Witbreuk oversaw the tricky procedure at the OLVG hospital, which facilitated the implant of a 3D printed titanium plate. More

Laser 3D printing helps Rice, Tianjin researchers create atomically thin graphene

Jun.21, 2017 - Nanotechnologists from Rice University and China's Tianjin University have used laser 3D printing to fabricate centimeter-sized objects of atomically thin graphene. The research could help create industrial quantities of bulk graphene. More

Stratasys 3D printer used to build working prototype of TransRoPorter for German Space Exploration Mission to Mars

Jun.21, 2017 - The German Aerospace Center has used a Stratasys 3D printer to make a prototype of its space exploration robot, the TransRoPorter. This robot will be launched on an unmanned mission to Mars in under five years' time, and extensive testing of the 3D printed prototype is necessary to ensure functionality More

3D printed 'Timekeeper' machine predicts the soundtrack of your future using Spotify data

Jun.21, 2017 - Domestic Data Streamers, Spotify, and Sónar+D have joined forces to create a 3D printed, Minority Report-esque machine that tells you what song you'll listen to at a future moment of your life. 'The Timekeeper' was trialled at last year's Sónar+D technology event in Barcelona, part of the Sónar festival. More

NTU Singapore joins forces with Thai petrochemical giant PTTGC to develop new materials for 3D printing cars

Jun.20, 2017 - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Thai petrochemical giant PTT Global Chemical have joined forces to develop advanced 3D printing materials for next-generation vehicles. Their goals include improving fuel efficiency, reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and fostering sustainable growth. More

Is aerospace additive manufacturing ready for takeoff? Examining FAA attitudes towards 3D printing

Jun.20, 2017 - 3D printed aircraft components are regularly in the news, but a recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggests that additive manufacturing is being involuntarily grounded by a cautious Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). So is 3D printing in the aerospace industry ready for takeoff or not? More

Antenna producer Optisys redesigns 100-piece antenna as single 3D printed part

Jun.20, 2017 - Antenna producer Optisys has shown the benefits of 3D printed metal antennas compared to those made by traditional manufacturing. Using additive manufacturing, a previously complex, clunky antenna with a hundred components was re-designed into a single, integrated assembly. More

GE Additive to unveil ATLAS, world's largest laser-powder additive manufacturing machine, later this year

Jun.20, 2017 - After two years of development, an initial version of GE's new laser-powder technology will be ready for demonstration in November. The machine is designed for the aerospace industry, has a build volume of over 1 meter cubed, and is based on similar technology developed by GE-owned company Concept Laser. More

AbilityMate 3D prints shoes for kids with cerebral palsy

Jun.20, 2017 - AbilityMate is a Sydney-based entrepreneurial group of designers, engineers, and allied health professionals who specialize in 3D printing custom posture and mobility equipment. Locals know the company best for its 3D printed shoes for kids with cerebral palsy, dubbed 'Magic Shoes.' More

3D printing news roundup: Dassault Systèmes working with Airbus on AM production, Parker opens 3D printing facility, more

Jun.20, 2017 - Today's 3D printing news roundup includes the latest from Dassault Systèmes, which is working with Airbus APWorks on additive manufacturing for serial production, as well as news from PyroGenesis, Norsk Titanium, AddUp, and others. More

New details emerge about Siemens' online 3D printing platform

Jun.20, 2017 - Back in April, technology company Siemens announced that it would be launching an online platform for on-demand 3D printing production. The company has now released further details about the platform, which is due to launch in mid-2018. More

3D printing news roundup: Immensa launches first 3D printing factory in Dubai, Robo 3D to receive major investment, more

Jun.19, 2017 - Developments in 3D printing technology are showing no signs of slowing down, and it's getting easier to lose track of what's going on out there in the world of additive manufacturing. Here's today's second brief roundup of recent news, featuring Immensa, Robo 3D, Stratasys, and others. More

$799 Palette+ lets you mix 3D printing materials on a single-extruder 3D printer

Jun.19, 2017 - Mosaic Manufacturing, a 3D printing specialist based in Toronto, Canada, has today introduced Palette+, a 3D printing device that enables multi-material printing in single-extruder FDM 3D printers. Palette+ is an upgraded version of Palette, Mosaic's flagship product. More

AMTZ, think3D announce $6M medical device 3D printing facility in India

Jun.19, 2017 - Indian 3D printing platform think3D has announced it will be establishing a $6 million 3D printing facility in Andhra Pradesh, India. The center is being realized in collaboration with the Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ), a special-purpose entity with the goal of advancing medical device manufacturing in the country. More

3D printing news roundup: Norsk Titanium tests part for Thales Alenia Space, NanoSteel introduces steel AM powder, more

Jun.19, 2017 - It's been a busy start to the week in 3D printing, with Norsk Titanium completing testing of a 3D printed component for Thales Alenia Space, NanoSteel launching a 3D printable tool steel powder, and SLM Solutions agreeing a long-term cooperation agreement with a high-profile Italian customer. More

New EOSTATE Exposure OT tool from EOS offers real-time monitoring for metal 3D printing

Jun.19, 2017 - EOS has announced the release of EOSTATE Exposure OT, the latest tool in its EOSTATE monitoring suite. Reportedly the first commercial system for optical tomography, EOSTATE Exposure OT offers users real-time camera monitoring of metal prints on the EOS M 290 system. More

University of New Orleans researcher awarded $150K to advance FDM 3D printing materials

Jun.19, 2017 - A researcher from the University of New Orleans has obtained a grant of $150K to conduct research related to 3D printing materials. Damon Smith, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, will use the funds to improve FDM 3D printing filaments through the addition of nanoparticles. More

Dutch cyclists to enjoy benefits of 3D printed concrete bridge following TU Eindhoven, BAM collaboration

Jun.19, 2017 - The Technical University in Eindhoven in the Netherlands has started 3D printing an 8 m bicycle bridge in Gemert, near the city of Eindhoven. The university is carrying out the first-of-its-kind concrete 3D printing project with the Royal BAM Group, a Dutch construction company founded in 1869. More

Spanish scientists make advances in 3D printing bone and cartilage tissue

Jun.19, 2017 - A team of researchers from a university in Madrid, working together with the CSIC, has successfully synthesized bone and cartilage tissue for the first time. The bio-printing process makes use of a 3D printed grid, in which human cells are implanted to organically regenerate tissue. More

Gender fluidity meets 3D printing with ingenious motorized bathroom sign

Jun.18, 2017 - A 3D printing hobbyist has posted an Instructable showing how he made a gender-neutral motorized bathroom sign. The sign oscillates every 15 seconds between displaying the traditional Gentlemen and Ladies symbols, hopefully raising awareness of trans issues and the absurdity of gender binaries More

Get your daily cat animation fill with this 3D printed Zoetrope Fidget Spinner

Jun.17, 2017 - The increasingly trendy fidget spinner just got a serious upgrade: San Francisco-based designer and maker Jonathan Odom has created a 3D printed fidget spinner that also doubles as a zoetrope. Users need only peer through the spinning circular toy to glimpse a tiny black cat running at full speed. More

Brazilian architect Guto Requena 3D prints '53 Love Stories Collected' as exquisite mandalas

Jun.17, 2017 - Created specially for the 2014 São Paulo Design Weekend, 'The Love Project' consists of hooking up exhibition visitors to sensors measuring the changes in their heartbeats, brainwaves, and vocal inflections, as they tell a great love story from their own lives. The resulting data is then visualized as 3D printed mandalas. More

3D Printing News ICYMI: EnvisionTEC partners with Ricoh, Desktop Metal gets new reseller, more

Jun.16, 2017 - It's Friday: you've had your bowl, you've had cereal, now it's time to get your 3D printing news roundup. Today sees EnvisionTEC announcing a partnership with Ricoh Japan, Desktop Metal forming an alliance with Fisher Unitech, and more. More

Contour Crafting begins series production of deployable construction 3D printers

Jun.16, 2017 - Behrokh Khoshnevis, inventor of the innovative Contour Crafting construction 3D printing method, has received a significant investment from Doka Ventures. Khoshnevis has also leased a 33,600-square-foot space in El Segndo, and will ramp up production of his robotic construction 3D printers. More

Techniplas launches 3D printing division headed by former 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental

Jun.16, 2017 - Techniplas LLC, a plastic fabrication company based in Nashotah, Wisconsin, has announced plans to establish a 3D printing center. The facility will be used to accelerate product development through the digitization of the company's operations. More

Prodways' Rapid Additive Forging tech makes '50% cheaper' 3D printed titanium parts

Jun.16, 2017 - French 3D printing company Prodways has presented its new Rapid Additive Forging (RAF) 3D printing method for printing large titanium parts. The company says aerospace companies could save up to 50% on titanium part production by using the technology. More

Florida's iDigFossils program uses giant 3D printed shark teeth to get kids into STEM subjects

Jun.16, 2017 - A new educational curriculum known as iDigFossils has reported great success in making STEM subjects more interesting for young people. It makes use of 3D printed replicas of the Florida Museum of National History's fossil collection to encourage a more hands-on approach to learning More

3D Printing News ICYMI: Nano Dimension going into space, GE holds 3D printing workshop in Dubai, more

Jun.15, 2017 - In today's roundup, we have news from 3D printed PCB specialist Nano Dimension, updates on the huge 3D printing effort in Dubai, and a partnership between French ceramic 3D printing pioneer 3DCeram and UK-based additive manufacturing company 3D Matters. More

New research shows 3D printed blood vessels could radically improve root canal treatments

Jun.15, 2017 - A team of researchers led by Professor Luiz Bertassoni has demonstrated a novel method of improving root canal therapy using 3D printed artificial blood vessels. The innovative process could reduce the risk of fragile and brittle teeth after root canal surgery and help patients to keep their teeth fully functioning. More

LPW partners with Japanese company TNSC to supply metal 3D printing powders internationally

Jun.15, 2017 - UK metal powder manufacturer LPW Ltd will be continuing to take advantage of the boom in the metal powders market with a new partnership with TNSC. The Japanese gas company will be using its sales and distribution channels to supply the market with a new range of powders from LPW. More

World's largest SLM 3D printing facility opens in Aachen, Germany

Jun.15, 2017 - The Aachen University of Applied Sciences and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT have opened the world's largest selective laser melting (SLM) 3D printing facility, located in the new Digital Photonic Production industry building on the RWTH Aachen campus. More

Boom Supersonic to leverage Stratasys 3D printing tech for development of supersonic aircraft

Jun.15, 2017 - Stratasys has entered into a technical partnership with Boom Supersonic, a Denver-based company that is developing supersonic passenger planes. Stratasys will support Boom Supersonic's production of advanced tooling and production-grade aircraft parts with its FDM 3D printing technology. More

Dental company Straumann acquires 35% stake in Rapid Shape to accelerate dental 3D printing

Jun.15, 2017 - Swiss dental company Straumann and rapid prototyping company Rapid Shape are announcing the 'deepening' of their partnership, as Straumann has acquired a 35% non-controlling stake in Rapid Shape. The funds will help both companies accelerate the use of 3D printing in dentistry. More

Michelin sees future for airless 3D printed tires

Jun.15, 2017 - French tire manufacturer Michelin has unveiled a concept 3D printed tire that could theoretically last the entire lifespan of a car. The airless tire features a biomimetic structure, and could have its tread re-printed to suit changing weather conditions. More

3D printed device used to test and improve new supercapacitor materials at University of Amsterdam

Jun.14, 2017 - Researchers from the University of Amsterdam have used 3D printing technology in a project concerning supercapacitor materials. Their 3D printed device measured factors affecting the newly invented materials' ability to store charge quickly. More

3D Printing News ICYMI: new BigRep filament, 3D Systems launches medical 3D printing partner scheme, more

Jun.14, 2017 - We're halfway through the week, and here's a quartet of 3D printing stories that will help see you through the day: BigRep launches Pro HS Filament, 3D Systems launches a medical 3D printing partnership scheme, and more. More

TAKT Project wins design award for 3D printed Swarovski crystal vases

Jun.14, 2017 - While most of us associate Swarovski crystals with jewelry and fancy chachkis, the crystal producer is surprisingly forward-thinking. At its Swarovski Designers of the Future awards, the company celebrated innovative uses for its crystals, including 3D printed crystal vases, crystal terrazzo tiles, and even solar cells. More

3D printed tensegrity structures hold promise for in-space construction of antennae and other assemblies

Jun.14, 2017 - Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have used 3D printing to create objects capable of expanding to much larger sizes. These 3D printed objects could someday be used in applications ranging from space missions to biomedical devices. More

Canoe with 3D printed formwork takes 1st prize for design innovation at Concrete Canoe Regatta

Jun.14, 2017 - A team from ETH Zurich took home first place for Design Innovation at the 26th Concrete Canoe Regatta for its partially 3D printed canoe. Held in Cologne, the biennial event brings together participants from universities all over Europe to see who can design the lightest, fastest, most beautiful, and most innovative concrete canoe. More

Boston, Stanford researchers create cell-infused 3D printed patches for treatment of ischemia

Jun.14, 2017 - Researchers working at Boston University's Biological Design Center have developed a technique for 3D printing cell-infused patches that can be used to grow healthy blood vessels. The 3D printing technique could be used to treat ischemia. More

GE Additive partners with Stryker to support industrial 3D printing for healthcare sector

Jun.14, 2017 - GE Additive has signed a partnership agreement with Michigan-based medical tech company Stryker in order to support and help accelerate the latter's adoption of additive manufacturing. The partnership was announced at GE's recent Minds + Machines event in Berlin, Germany. More

TORLO: a 3D printed clock with a two-tone minimalist design

Jun.13, 2017 - The TORLO is an aesthetically pleasing, minimalist clock with a 3D printed gear system and scavenged components. Its design, in two-tone red and white, is really something to behold. More

3D Printing News ICYMI: GE unveils digital industry solutions, 3D Systems introduces SPINE Mentor, more

Jun.13, 2017 - Our second roundup of the week sees GE launching new products to advance digital industrial transformation, ProPhotonix delivering laser modules for 3D printing, and 3D Systems introducing a new medical 3D printing solution for spinal procedure training. More

FDA approves iFuse-3D, SI-BONE's first titanium 3D printed sacroiliac joint implant

Jun.13, 2017 - SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company based in San Jose, California, has received FDA clearance for its iFuse-3D implant, the first titanium 3D printed implant for the sacroiliac (SI) joint. The company also announced the commercial launch of the 3D printed implant across the United States. More

European machine tool industry group CECIMO outlines steps to advance 3D printing in EU

Jun.13, 2017 - CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, has published the 'European Additive Manufacturing Strategy,' which addresses a number of areas that Europe should focus on in order to optimize the benefits of 3D printing technology. More

Concept Laser makes accurate 3D printed replica of 2,800-year-old 'Rider of Unlingen'

Jun.13, 2017 - German 3D printing company Concept Laser has made a 3D printed replica of the 'Rider of Unlingen,' a 2,800-year-old bronze figure of a horse rider. The company is publicizing the project to demonstrate how 3D printing makes it possible 'to utilize archeological discoveries in new ways.' More

3D printed Read Read device can make learning Braille easier for visually impaired students

Jun.13, 2017 - A new device on Kickstarter is hoping to make reading Braille more accessible to the visually impaired. Read Read, which was made with the help of 3D printing, could help reduce illiteracy rates in the blind community and increase Braille education. More

UK may offer Open Bionics 3D printed prostheses to children for free

Jun.13, 2017 - The British National Health Service (NHS) may soon provide 3D printed prostheses to children—for free. The 3D printed devices, which are made by prosthetics company Open Bionics, will be the subject of a six-month clinical trial beginning this week. More

HP expands 3D printing solutions across Asia-Pacific region with new partnerships, more

Jun.13, 2017 - Just over a year ago, HP Inc. stunned the additive manufacturing industry with the launch of its Jet Fusion 3D printer, which promised faster and cheaper 3D printing. Now, the company is still pushing the benefits of its Jet Fusion system, and has announced a significant expansion into the Asia-Pacific market. More

New 3D printed screening device shows e-cigarettes wreak as much havoc on your DNA as tobacco cigarettes

Jun.13, 2017 - Researchers at the University of Connecticut are pioneering the use of a new 3D printed testing device that can measure DNA damage. Using their new, low-cost testing device, a team of UConn chemists found that e-cigarettes are potentially as harmful as unfiltered cigarettes in terms of DNA damage. More

Conductive 3D printed nanotubes developed in South Korea could advance wearable technology

Jun.12, 2017 - A team of researchers from South Korea have developed a new way to 3D print microscopic tube structures that are highly conductive. The technology could be used to make very small electrical components, particularly useful for new applications like wearable tech. More

CollPlant files bioink patent for 3D bioprinting tissues and organs

Jun.12, 2017 - Israeli company CollPlant has filed a patent for a 3D bioprinting ink which could be used to print tissues and organs. The bioink is based on CollPlant's established rhCollagen technology, a proprietary plant-based product used for tissue repair applications. More

3D Printing News ICYMI: Graphene 3D launches HIPS filament, AstroReality releasing printed AR moon, more

Jun.12, 2017 - It's only the beginning of the week, but we've already compiled a handful of shorter 3D printing stories for you to devour. Graphene 3D has a new 3D printing filament out, 3DX Industries has positive financial news, and could a change at the top at GE affect the company's additive plans? More

Create it REAL combats 3D printing copyright issues with new FDM, SLA platform

Jun.12, 2017 - Create it REAL, a 3D printing company based in Aalborg, Denmark, says it has developed a platform that will allow companies and designers to more easily protect their 3D models from copyright infringement and ensure their quality and printability. More

Disney files patent for 'anti-scanning' material that could kill off 3D printed Star Wars toys

Jun.12, 2017 - Entertainment giant Disney has filed a patent for an 'anti-scanning' material that would prevent the unauthorized 3D scanning and 3D printing of copyrighted Disney figurines. The company is apparently trying to stem the flow of homemade 3D printed toys that can be downloaded online. More

3D printed skulls based on MRI scans highlight impact of 3D printing on medical field

Jun.12, 2017 - Designers from the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC) in Huddersfield, England have 3D printed two life-sized skulls based on a fellow colleague's MRI scan. The 3D printed skulls were made using SLS and FDM 3D printing technologies and are meant to demonstrate how additive manufacturing has impacted the medical industry. More

Italian jeweler BMC using EOS-made Cooksongold 3D printer to print with precious metals

Jun.12, 2017 - Cooksongold, the UK's biggest supplier of jewelry-making equipment, has teamed up with Italian jeweler B.M.C. for a jewelry 3D printing partnership. B.M.C. will use Cooksongold's Precious M 080 3D printer to offer a 'complete 3D precious metal service.' More

Norsk Titanium to proliferate RPD 3D printing process with investment from Triangle Holdings

Jun.12, 2017 - Norwegian additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium AS has announced the receipt of a significant investment from Triangle Holdings LP, a North Carolina aerospace investment company owned by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC. More

UCSF researcher says 3D printed bone research could help fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva patients

Jun.12, 2017 - Edward Hsiao, Associate Professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is using an Organovo 3D printer in an attempt to create 3D printed bone. Hsiao hopes his research could lead to treatments for fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP). More

London researchers ask 6,000 volunteers to strike a pose in massive facial 3D scanning project

Jun.12, 2017 - Researchers from Imperial College London and London's Royal Free Hospital are 3D scanning the faces of 6,000 volunteers in an effort to create templates for reconstructive surgery. They say the collected data could help plastic surgeons create more realistic-looking faces for patients. More

Artur Dabrowski 3D prints beautiful jewellery inspired by architecture, storytelling and rabbits

Jun.11, 2017 - An online store 'Multiply like Rabbits', set up by designer Artur Dabrowski, shows his incredible 3D printed jewelery. He wants his to work to be capable of telling stories in an open-ended fashion, and he has been inspired by a childhood love of rabbits as well as his architectural background More

Most companies still not taking full advantage of 3D printing, AI and IoT, according to survey of CEOs

Jun.10, 2017 - A survey carried out by Gartner has found that few CEOs think 3D printing and other 'GPT's are improving productivity in their business. The survey recommends detailed analysis of technological impact and a more creative approach to operations. so that the full potential of 3D printing and other breakthroughs can be exploited. More

3D printed Aura Pendant is customized to your love story

Jun.9, 2017 - Brazil-based design firm Estudio Guto Requena has launched a new design app that enables users to transform their love stories into one-of-a-kind 3D printed pendants. More

Bioprinting 3D cell structures in space could advance cancer research

Jun.9, 2017 - Cancer research is being taken to new frontiers thanks to research coming out of BioServe Space Technologies, a research center at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The project, called Magnetic 3D Cell Culturing, uses a bioprinting technique to grow realistically structured cancer cells aboard the ISS. More

3D printed holographic helix display lets you play 'Snake' in 3D

Jun.9, 2017 - An Instructables user going by the name 'Gelstronic' has used 3D printing to make 'PropHelix,' a 3D POV holographic display that can be used to play games and project animations. The display consists of a spinning helix of LED strips, producing an amazing 3D image with its 144 LEDs. More

European Plastics Converters Association launches 3D printing platform

Jun.9, 2017 - The European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC), which oversees the trading of plastic converters across Europe, has announced the launch of two new industry platforms: a 3D Printing Platform and a Composites Platform. More

Virtual Curation Laboratory in Virginia builds huge catalog of replica 3D printed artefacts

Jun.8, 2017 - A team of archaeology students at the Virginia Commonwealth University has been using 3D printing technology to catalog a huge range of historical artefacts. The Virtual Curation Laboratory scans the artefacts and then creates 3D prints of them, which can then be used for educational or research purposes. More

3D Printing News ICYMI: new EnvisionTEC accessory, Aether plotting new bioprinting inks, more

Jun.8, 2017 - It's election day in the UK, and Comey is giving an earth-shattering statement about President Trump's behind-the-scenes conduct. But when the world gets busy, 3D printing gets busier. Here are some of today's shorter stories, featuring EnvisionTEC, Aether, and the U.S. Marines. More

Canadian startup OLT Footcare offering custom sandals with 3D printed midsoles on Kickstarter

Jun.8, 2017 - OLT Footcare, a startup based in Windsor, Canada, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its custom-made 3D printed sandals. The company is one of a growing number of footwear brands offering clients an affordable way to get their feet into comfortable, supportive, and tailor-made shoes. More

Zortrax debuts Inventure 3D printer, new materials, Z-SUITE software upgrade

Jun.8, 2017 - Polish 3D printer company Zortrax has just given us a first look at a slew of new products, including the Zortrax Inventure 3D printer and DSS station, Z-PLA Pro and Z-ASA Pro 3D printing materials, and version 2.0 of its Z-SUITE software. More

Chinese doctors use '4D printing' to reconstruct breast of cancer patient

Jun.8, 2017 - Doctors at the Xijing Hospital of the Fourth Military Medical University in Xi'an, Shaanxi province say they have used '4D printing' to reconstruct the breast of a cancer patient. The 3D printed breast implant will biodegrade over time'the fourth dimension'allowing human tissue to replace it. More

Verbatim launches BVOH, new water-soluble support material for 3D printing

Jun.8, 2017 - Verbatim, a subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group and a specialist in data storing and LED lighting, has just launched Butenediol Vinyl Alcohol Co-polymer (BVOH), a high-performance water-soluble support material for 3D printing. More

3D printed silicone paste could have applications in biomedicine, soft robotics

Jun.8, 2017 - Using a pasty ink made up of water and both solid and liquid forms of silicone, researchers at North Carolina State University have been able to 3D print flexible and porous silicone rubber structures. The technique could be used in biomedicine and soft robotics. More

3D printed microfluidics project wins 'Print the Future' competition, will be printed aboard ISS

Jun.8, 2017 - A team of undergraduate students from the University of Pennsylvania has been announced as the winner of Enterprise in Space's 'Print the Future' competition for its innovative 3D printed microfluidic modules that can be made aboard the International Space Station (ISS). More

3D Printing News ICYMI: Sigma Labs reaches into Asian market, 3D printed 'ultra-thin' sound diffuser, more

Jun.7, 2017 - In a busy week for the 3D printing industry, here are some quick stories you may have missed: Sigma Labs signs agreements with sales agents in China and South Korea, PyroGenesis takes second order for metal 3D printing powders, and more. More

Self-replicating 3D printers could help build settlements on the Moon

Jun.7, 2017 - Researchers in Canada are trying to build a RepRap-like 3D printer that could completely 3D print itself. If the printer could utilize materials that are obtainable on the Moon, it would mean that lunar bases could be built with 3D printing, prior to any human involvement. More

Korean researchers make '50x cheaper' 3D printed human skin using hybrid printer

Jun.7, 2017 - Researchers from Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea have developed an efficient and low-cost method for 3D printing human skin. Their hybrid cell 3D printing system contains both extrusion and inkjet modules. More

Limited edition DS 3 Dark Side car boasts titanium 3D printed parts and 3D skin technology

Jun.7, 2017 - DS Automobiles, a PSA Group luxury car brand, has unveiled its newest vehicle: the DS 3 Dark Side. The limited edition production car, with its subtle curves and dark surface, was designed with the help of two innovative technologies: metal 3D printing and 3D skin technology. More

3D printed Overwatch gun by Get Models Now takes cosplayer's game up a level

Jun.7, 2017 - A cosplayer has used the services of Polish 3D printing company Get Models Now, known for its accurate replicas, to make a prop for a fan convention. Her gun is a recreation of one carried by Soldier: 76 in the popular video game Overwatch. More

Carnegie Mellon engineers sort metal 3D printing powders with 95% accuracy using new machine vision tech

Jun.7, 2017 - Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering have developed machine vision technology that can autonomously identify and sort different kinds of metal 3D printing powders with an accuracy of more than 95 percent. The technology could be commonplace within five years. More

95% of shoppers eager to buy 3D printed products, retail survey finds

Jun.7, 2017 - According to a recent survey about shopping and technology by self-service solutions company Interactions, 95% of shoppers said they were eager to buy products that were 3D printed, and 79% said that they would even spend more money at a store that offered product customization through 3D printing. More

Optomec and NextFlex sign $3M deal to make 3D printed Flexible Hybrid Electronics mainstream

Jun.7, 2017 - Earlier today, Optomec, the major supplier of 3D printed metals and electronics systems, announced it was awarded a $3 million project from NextFlex, the leading manufacturing institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE). Together with Optomec's development partners, the new project will enable the widespread adoption of FHEs. More

ORNL, Momentum Technologies to commercialize first ever 3D printed magnet made from recycled materials

Jun.6, 2017 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory has partnered with Dallas-based startup Momentum Technologies to commercialize its groundbreaking 3D printed magnet technology. According to ORNL, these magnets are suitable for diverse applications in automobiles, wind turbines, motors, generators, and even high speed rail. More

Opencreators introduces continuous BS210 3D printer with automatic build plate changing

Jun.6, 2017 - New Jersey company Opencreators is launching its newest 3D printer. Dubbed the Opencreators BS210, the new 3D printer is notable for its automatic build plate changer and continuous 3D printing capabilities. More

3D scanning could help rock-stacking robots build habitats on Mars

Jun.6, 2017 - Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a robotic system that uses 3D scanning to intelligently stack and balance irregularly shaped objects. The robot could someday be used to build habitats on Mars. More

GKN Aerospace, ORNL to develop LMD-w 3D printing process for large-scale titanium parts

Jun.6, 2017 - GKN Aerospace, a British multinational aircraft and engine company, is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop an additive manufacturing process for the production of large-scale titanium aerospace parts. More

Stratasys subsidiary Solidscape unveils S300 3D printer series for jewelry makers

Jun.6, 2017 - Stratasys subsidiary Solidscape, a specialist in high-precision wax pattern 3D printers, has unveiled its new S300 series of 3D printers. The machines are targeted at jewelry manufacturers, service bureaus, and investment casting companies. More

3DTrophyFactory makes 'world's largest' 3D printed trophy for PES League World Finals

Jun.6, 2017 - At this year's PES League World Finals held in Cardiff, England, a 17-year-old Brazilian video gamer by the name of GuiFera was crowned champion and received not only a giant cheque worth $200,000, but also a hefty 3D printed trophy made by 3DTrophyFactory. More

Nano Dimension files patent for oxidation-resistant copper nanoparticles for 3D printed electronics

Jun.6, 2017 - Nano Dimension, an Israeli 3D printed electronics specialist, has announced that its Nano Dimension Technologies subsidiary has successfully developed copper nanoparticles that are not only oxidation-resistant, but can be fused into a conductive line after the sintering process. More

Nike using Prodways' TPU material to 3D print footwear

Jun.6, 2017 - 3D printing company Prodways Group, a subsidiary of Groupe Gorgé, is developing 3D printed footwear technology that is being used by companies like sportswear giant Nike. Prodways says its 'proven 3D technologies' can produce printed outsoles, midsoles, and insoles to rival traditionally made alternatives. More

Formlabs announces 3D printed footwear partnership with New Balance following major product launch

Jun.5, 2017 - On the same day as its unveiling of two exciting new 3D printing systems, Formlabs has announced a partnership with sportswear brand and fellow Massachusetts company New Balance. Formlabs will use the Form 2 SLA 3D printer to create 3D printed footwear materials. More

Pixsweet lets you make your own 3D printed popsicle from any image you like

Jun.5, 2017 - Pixsweet, a new California-based platform for 3D printed confectionery, is offering customers 3D printed popsicles modelled on any uploaded digital image. The treats are also available in a range of flavors. More

Acclaimed stop-motion short 'Deer Flower' explores childhood trauma with 3D printing and paper cutouts

Jun.5, 2017 - Set in the summer of 1992, the spellbinding stop-motion animation 'Deer Flower' incorporates 3D printing, 2D cutouts and handmade drawings to tell the story of a haunting childhood memory: drinking fresh blood from a severed deer antler. For Korean filmmaker Kangmin Kim, this unconventional remedy was a formative childhood experience. More

Experts say 3D printing prowess could be difference between life and death for Mars-bound astronauts

Jun.5, 2017 - A number of medical and aerospace experts have warned that astronauts should brush up on their 3D printing skills'or potentially face death. They say that 3D printed medical devices could be critical as humans attempt the long journey to Mars. More

XYZprinting debuts $2,699 Nobel Superfine DLP 3D printer at JCK Las Vegas

Jun.5, 2017 - 3D printing company XYZprinting has introduced its latest product: the Nobel Superfine Digital Light Processing (DLP) 3D printer. The 3D printer, purportedly ideal for jewelry design and dentistry applications, is being showcased at JCK Las Vegas, the leading jewelry trade show in North America. More

3D printing company Deezmaker looking to kickstart 'Maker Muscle' customizable actuator

Jun.5, 2017 - 3D printing company Deezmaker has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Maker Muscle, a cheap and customizable actuator made with 3D printed mounts and attachments. More

Formlabs introduces Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer & Form Cell automated production system

Jun.5, 2017 - Massachusetts-based 3D printing company Formlabs has unveiled two new 3D printing systems: the $9,999 Fuse 1, the company's first selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer; and the Form Cell, an automated production solution that uses the popular Form 2 SLA 3D printer. More

New SwapBots toy turns 3D printed blocks into magical characters using augmented reality

Jun.5, 2017 - While fidget spinners may still reign as the top trending toy, the stress-relieving gizmos may soon have a new rival. Called SwapBots, this soon-to-be-released toy uses augmented reality to bring its physical components to life. More

Connecticut's United Technologies Research Center invests $75M in 'Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence'

Jun.5, 2017 - The United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, Connecticut says it is investing $115 million to establish an Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence ($75M) and an Engine Compressor Research facility ($40M). UTRC has also unveiled a $60M 'innovation hub' located on its East Hardford campus. More

This 3D printed portable mini PC is the perfect DIY project for 3D printer host control

Jun.4, 2017 - Adafruit has uploaded a new tutorial for 3D printing a portable mini PC. Featuring a 7-inch display and built-in battery, this handy and highly portable gadget works with any HDMI device, making it the perfect setup for 3D printer host control. This 7' Mini PC provides a solid alternative to a Raspberry Pi when running 3D printer interfaces. More

3D Printing News ICYMI: Volkmann introduces new material handling system, AREVO partners with In-Q-Tel, more

Jun.3, 2017 - Another busy week of 3D printing news, as the Kickstarter campaign for the Blackbelt 3D printer smashed its funding target and 3D printing company AREVO partnered with In-Q-Tel. In case you missed any of these or other goings-on, here's a quick roundup: More

Norfolk Naval Shipyard employees improve work environment with new 3D printed tool

Jun.2, 2017 - The team at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, part of the U.S Naval Sea Systems Command, has 3D printed a new tool. Making use of the shipyard's rapid prototyping facility, employees designed, tested, and manufactured a Tie Bolt Anti Rotation Tool, which will make their everyday work much easier. More

Daimler Buses says it has 3D printed over 780 customized automobile parts for customers

Jun.2, 2017 - Daimler Buses, a division of German automobile company Daimler AG, is using 3D printing to produce customized, small-batch, and replacement parts for its Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses. The company says 3D printing is more environmentally friendly than other production methods. More

'3D printed milk' causes concern for New Zealand dairy industry, but should it?

Jun.2, 2017 - Over the last couple of days, New Zealand's media has freaked out, for lack of a better term, over the risk posed by 3D printed milk. A recent statement by New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters seeks to assuage these concerns. More

Joint 3D scanning-3D printing device officially receives US patent

Jun.2, 2017 - Separate systems for 3D scanning and 3D printing could soon be a thing of the past, according to a new report that's surfaced at Electronics Newsweekly. An inventor by the name of Hsin-Tsung Yeh has been issued a patent for a joint 3D scanning-printing device with dual functionality. More

CyBe Construction completes 3D printing of 168 sq m R&Drone Laboratory in Dubai

Jun.2, 2017 - CyBe Construction, a Dutch construction company and concrete 3D printing specialist, has finished 3D printing the 'R&Drone Laboratory,' a drone research laboratory in Dubai. The building is the first laboratory in the world to be 3D printed on site. More

Cirque du Soleil's Kooza costume department uses 3D printing for the first time

Jun.2, 2017 - For over three decades, Cirque du Soleil has wowed audiences around the world with its stunning acrobatics, enchanting themes, and visual feats. Now, for the first time ever, Cirque du Soleil will be featuring 3D printed parts on its intricately designed costumes. More

3D print your own multi-function, all-terrain 'Emme' robot for $25

Jun.1, 2017 - A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for a new robot called Emme, which can be bought fully assembled or 3D printed from modular design files. The robot is particularly useful for photography as it can be taken on any terrain, from land to underwater. More

3D printed syllables helping Houston students learn Spanish

Jun.1, 2017 - An elementary school in Houston has shown how 3D printing can be used as an educational tool, helping kids to learn to speak Spanish through visual aids. Javier Montiel, a bilingual education teacher at the Velasco Elementary School, came up with the clever idea thanks to the school's in-house LulzBot Mini 3D printer. More

Fraunhofer ILT researchers develop 100x faster 'extreme high-speed laser material deposition' process for coating metal parts

Jun.1, 2017 - The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology, a research institute based in Aachen, Germany, has developed something called 'extreme high-speed laser material deposition,' or EHLA, a new process for coating metal parts. More

SLS 3D printing becomes more accessible as Autodesk Netfabb adds support for Sinterit Lisa

Jun.1, 2017 - Autodesk's popular Netfabb 3D printing software has recently added support for the Sinterit Lisa SLS 3D printer. This will make the Lisa a more viable alternative for many amateur 3D printer users and small businesses, as will the new upgrades and features Sinterit has added to the machine. More

Pro surfer Mick Fanning hits the waves on first ever 3D printed surfboard

Jun.1, 2017 - Mick Fanning, the professional Australian surfer also known as 'White Lightning,' recently hit the waves on the first ever 3D printed surfboard. Developed by Red Bull High Performance engineer Brandon Larson, the 3D printed surfboard could mark a significant technological breakthrough in the sport of surfing. More

Advanc3d Materials launches AdSint PP flex, new polypropylene SLS 3D printing powder

Jun.1, 2017 - Advanc3d Materials, a producer of 3D printing materials based in Hamburg, Germany, has released AdSint PP flex, a polypropylene 3D printing powder for laser sintering. The material is characterized by its 'excellent plasticity, high elongation (29%), low moisture absorption, and durability.' More

South Korean researchers to develop 3D bioprinting ear reconstruction process

Jun.1, 2017 - Researchers from the Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM) and the Chungnam National University Hospital have announced a partnership through which they will develop a 3D printing process for ear reconstruction, as well as a number of other projects. More

3D printing materials company Graphene 3D targets US & Taiwan markets with AzTrong partnership

Jun.1, 2017 - Graphene composites specialist and 3D printing materials provider Graphene 3D Lab has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with graphene technology company AzTrong. A forthcoming strategic alliance will leverage the two companies respective strengths. More

Israeli 3D printing company Nano Dimension raises $4.7M from investors, will issue 4M shares

Jun.1, 2017 - Nano Dimension, an Israel-based 3D printing company leading the way in printed electronics, has raised $4.7 million (NIS 17 million) from investors. The funding, which was raised through private placement agreements, comes from both Israeli and other non-U.S. investors. More

Dubai woman receives Gulf region's first fully 3D printed prosthetic leg

Jun.1, 2017 - A woman living in Dubai has had a new prosthetic leg fitted, which was made using 3D printing technology. She has used several prosthetics throughout her life, but this latest one is the most advanced—and at a fraction of the cost. It's the first prosthetic of its kind to be fitted in the Gulf region. More

Finnish hobbyist 3D prints world's largest fidget spinner

Jun.1, 2017 - Riding the wave of this year's biggest gadget craze, a hobbyist has 3D printed the world's largest fidget spinner. Making use of Vertex CAD software and a Prenta M3 3D printer, he demonstrates its construction, assembly, and testing on his youtube channel 'Beyond the press.' More

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