Top 3D printing stories of the week: medical firsts, Yhnova 3D printed house, $500 3D bioprinter, more

Mar.31, 2018 - This week was chock-full of exciting 3D printing news, especially for the medical industry. Not only did Materialise achieve FDA approval for its medical 3D printing software, but Open Bionics also made a world first with its Hero Arm. More

Leaf-inspired 3D printed microstructure could clean oceans after oil spills

Mar.30, 2018 - Researchers from the University of Southern California have drawn inspiration from nature for the development of materials that could help clean up oil spills. The team has used 3D printing to recreate the microstructure composition of floating fern leaves for this purpose. More

Easter experiments: 'Yorkie' chocolate bar has similar porosity to 3D printed metal

Mar.30, 2018 - Curious what's inside your Easter chocolate? Scientists at the UK's University of Manchester have used X-Ray Computer Tomography to scan a chocolate Easter bunny, an Easter egg, a Toblerone, a Crème Egg, a Kit Kat, Maltesers, Ferrero Rocher, and a Double Decker bar. More

cultivate3D introduces bigger and better Beast V2 3D printer on Kickstarter

Mar.30, 2018 - Australia-based startup cultivate3D has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its large-format 3D printer: the Beast V2. The 3D printer, which is the second generation of the startup's 2015 release, has already raised over $34,000, far exceeding its crowdfunding goal. More

Detailed 3D model of a snowflake helps NASA understand severe weather

Mar.30, 2018 - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a video depicting a 3D visualization of melting snowflakes in the atmosphere. The 3D model could lead to a better understanding of how snow melts and thus improved hazard prevention. More

3D printing on eggs: 50% infill, one shell?

Mar.30, 2018 - Joris van Tubergen, the Dutch industrial design engineer who created the Z-Unlimited add-on for Ultimaker 3D printers, has created a device for 3D printing on eggs. It's the perfect 3D printer accessory for Easter! More

Hero Arm: Open Bionics to roll out 'world's first' medically approved 3D printed bionic arm

Mar.30, 2018 - Open Bionics, a UK-based developer of low-cost 3D printed prosthetic hands, has received some exciting news from the NHS. The company's Hero Arm has become the first ever medically approved 3D printed bionic arm and will be available across the UK starting April 25. More

Manchester students 3D print robotic prosthetic hand for under $500

Mar.29, 2018 - A group of students from the University of Manchester is lending a helping hand by designing a low-cost 3D printed robotic hand. The 3D printed prosthetic can be made for as little as £307 ($430), and is capable of performing a range of functions. More

Raise 3D releases new Pro2 Series 3D printers, for Flexible Manufacturing

Mar.29, 2018 - Raise 3D will soon be releasing its latest range of FDM machines, known as the Pro2 Series. It will make it easy to integrate 3D printing into small-batch series manufacturing, as part of the company's 'Flexible Manufacturing' vision. More

Sciaky brings EBAM 3D printing to Brazil following major deal

Mar.29, 2018 - Sciaky, Inc., the metal additive manufacturing (AM) specialist pioneering the use of Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) 3D printing, has entered into an agreement with Farcco Tecnologia to increase sales of its 3D printers in Brazil. More

3D printed replicas of Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl' statue go on sale for $6,500

Mar.29, 2018 - You can now buy your very own miniature version of Wall Street's now famous 'Fearless Girl' sculpture for $6,500. Artist Kristen Visbal is creating a limited run of 1,000 replicas made with the help of 3D scanning and printing. More

This smart 3D printed Lawnmower Robot can be controlled with a Playstation joypad

Mar.29, 2018 - Maker [v.loschiavo] has developed an incredible 3D printed Lawnmower Robot for the 2018 Hackaday Prize. The robot is solar-powered, made from 3D printed ABS components, and can be controlled with a Playstation controller. More

Genesis Essentia concept car boasts 3D printed interior and transparent roof

Mar.29, 2018 - Genesis, Hyundai Motor Group's luxury vehicle brand, has got the auto world abuzz with its recently unveiled Essentia Concept car. The luxury car, a battery-powered electric vehicle with 3D printed components, was presented at the New York International Auto Show this week. More

Could this $500 open-source printer be the RepRap of 3D bioprinters?

Mar.29, 2018 - Researchers from Adam Feinberg's lab at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an open-source 3D bioprinter that can be built affordably using a modified desktop 3D printer. The large-volume extruder (LVE) component of the bioprinter can be 3D printed. More

Hop to it this Easter with these four springtime 3D prints

Mar.28, 2018 - With a seemingly never-ending winter now thawing out, it's finally starting to feel like spring. To get into the spirit of the new season, here are some fun 3D prints that are sure to liven up your home for Easter weekend. More

3D bioprinted cell patches used to repair damaged diaphragms in groundbreaking study

Mar.28, 2018 - Researchers in Japan have used a 3D bioprinted cellular patch to repair damaged human diaphragms attached to rats, seeing 'complete tissue integration' of the printed grafts after a period of time. The exciting bioprinting research paves the way for a clinical trial. More

Maker Profile: Lumecluster's Melissa Ng on her extraordinary 3D printed armor and how fantasy 'saved' her

Mar.28, 2018 - If there's one maker in the 3D printing community who has taught us it's okay to dream big, it's Melissa Ng, the New York-based artist behind Lumecluster. In this week's Maker Profile we talk to the artist about her inspirations, working with 3D printing, and much more. More

SLM 3D printer used to make fusion reactor part in China

Mar.28, 2018 - Scientists from the Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology (INEST) and Chinese Academy of Sciences have built and tested a 3D printed wall of a test blanket module, a component of a fusion reactor, using CLAM steel. More

Metalysis secures $17M, prepares to roll out Gen4 metal powder tech for additive manufacturing

Mar.28, 2018 - Metalysis, a UK manufacturer of 3D printable metal alloy powders, has raised £12 million ($17 million) from investors. The funding will help the company pursue its Generation 4 (Gen4) industrial-scale expansion initiative. More

3D printed lens technique could produce disease-detecting iPhone microscopes

Mar.28, 2018 - Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered a new method for speeding up the 3D printing of millimeter-sized imaging lenses. The technique could be used create customized contact lenses or to turn iPhones into disease-spotting microscopes. More

Relativity Space brings in $35M to expand 3D printed rocket tech, grow launch business

Mar.27, 2018 - Relativity Space, the orbital launch company behind what could be the largest metal 3D printer on earth, has successfully raised $35 million through a Series B financing round led by Playground Global. More

Wohlers Report 2018: sales of metal 3D printers up by staggering 80%

Mar.27, 2018 - Wohlers Associates, Inc. has released its annual Wohlers Report on the 3D printing industry, noting an 80 percent increase in sales of metal 3D printing systems and an overall 3D printing industry growth of 21 percent. More

3D scanning discoveries: mummy remains, Edinburgh Castle well, new Bronze Age site

Mar.27, 2018 - 3D scanning technologies are revealing all sorts of things this week: from shocking ancient Egyptian mummy discoveries, to the inside of a 700-year-old well in Scotland, to a newly uncovered Bronze Age site on Ramsey Island in Wales. More

Pokémon lovers: make this 3D printed Cubone mask for your dog

Mar.27, 2018 - Thingiverse user [Aolesin] has remixed a 3D printable Cubone mask so it can be worn by a dog. The brilliant Pokémon 3D print can be downloaded for free. More

Liquid 3D printing: Berkeley Lab scientists create complex all-liquid 3D structures from water and oil

Mar.27, 2018 - Scientists from the Berkeley Lab have devised a 3D printing method for fabricating entirely liquid structures. The technique uses a special 3D printer to deposit 'threads of water' into a base of silicone oil and could be used for constructing liquid electronics and for chemical synthesis. More

Volvo CE starts 3D printing spare parts, 'significantly reduces' lead times

Mar.27, 2018 - Volvo Construction Equipment, the construction equipment subsidiary of the Volvo Group, has introduced 3D printing in order to deliver spare parts to customers more quickly and efficiently. Parts 3D printed so far include plastic coverings and sections of air conditioning units. More

Materialise 3D prints Antwerp City Hall as part of huge municipal restoration effort

Mar.27, 2018 - 3D software company Materialise has put together a huge 3D printed model of Antwerp City Hall, a building from the 16th century. The company had to use its Mammoth Stereolithography 3D printers for the large-scale 3D printing project. More

France's 3D printed Yhnova house to welcome first residents this June

Mar.27, 2018 - Just outside of the French city of Nantes, the Yhnova 3D printed social housing project has been officially inaugurated. The 3D printed house is preparing to welcome its first residents in June. More

LPW Technology & GAM investigate tantalum powders for metal 3D printing

Mar.26, 2018 - UK metal powder producer LPW Technology is teaming up with tantalum and niobium expert Global Advanced Metals Pty Ltd (GAM) to develop and demonstrate the effectiveness of spheroidized tantalum powders for metal 3D printing. More

Materialise makes medical 3D printing history with FDA software approval

Mar.26, 2018 - 3D printing software company Materialise has become the first company to receive FDA clearance for 3D printed anatomical model software intended for diagnostic use. 16 of the top 20 hospitals in the U.S. use Materialise's Mimics software. More

Allevi now selling Hyperelastic Bone 3D bioprinting material for bone regeneration research

Mar.26, 2018 - Allevi Inc. has added Dimension Inx LLC's Hyperelastic Bone 3D-Paint material to its roster of bioprinting materials. The bioprinting material will enable researchers to further explore the potentials of repairing and regenerating bone with the use of 3D bioprinting technology. More

3D printed combustion chamber improves Zero 2 Infinity's balloon-assisted rocket

Mar.26, 2018 - Barcelona-based Zero 2 Infinity has received support from non-profit organization FADA in its effort to develop a new generation of rocket engines with 3D printed combustion chambers. 3D printing reduces the cost, weight, and environmental impact of the 'Bloostar' engine. More

Reebok's new Liquid Floatride Run sneakers use 3D printing to reduce weight by 20%

Mar.26, 2018 - Sportswear brand Reebok has unveiled its latest 3D printed sneaker: the Liquid Floatride Run. The shoe, which uses the company's Liquid Factory 3D printing technology, is reportedly 20% lighter than its non 3D printed counterpart. More

3D printed stomach monitor less painful than a catheter up the nose

Mar.26, 2018 - Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and University of California at San Diego have developed a 3D printed stomach monitor that could help identify gastro-intestinal problems. The researchers say the 3D printed medical device could inspire a 'new kind of medicine.' More

Markforged denies 'far-fetched' Desktop Metal allegations, prepares legal response

Mar.26, 2018 - Last week, we learned that Desktop Metal had filed a patent infringement lawsuit against fellow metal 3D printing company Markforged. Markforged has responded, saying it 'categorically denies' the allegations and will respond with its own court filing. More

Incredible 3D printed chairs by Zaha Hadid Architects & others to be showcased at Milan Design Week

Mar.25, 2018 - The upcoming Salone del Mobile in Milan will be a thriving hub for all types of 3D printed design. Not only will a 3D printed house be on display in the Italian city's Piazza Cesare Beccaria, but visitors will also get the chance to behold a series of innovative 3D printed chairs. More

Top 3D printing stories of the week: Desktop Metal lawsuit, printable seaweed, new Massivit printer, more

Mar.24, 2018 - This week in 3D printing saw a ton of news including a high-profile lawsuit between 3D printer companies Desktop Metal and Markforged, illicit uses of 3D printed goods, new 3D printed robots, materials, printers, and more. More

Reddit user 3D prints prosthetic foot for one-legged Wyoming peacock

Mar.23, 2018 - Over the years, 3D printing has helped many an animal get back on its feet, from Polly the parrot, to Leo the chihuahua, to Bagpipes the adorable penguin. Most recently, a family in Wyoming turned to the technology to help out its pet peacock who lost a foot due to frostbite this winter. More

3D printed metallic glass could result in more efficient electric motors

Mar.23, 2018 - Researchers at North Carolina State University have 3D printed amorphous metal (metallic glass) alloys that could be used to make more efficient electric motors and other devices. The researchers produced iron alloy on a scale 15 times larger than its critical casting thickness. More

Hackrod closer to customized 3D printed cars following Siemens PLM collab

Mar.23, 2018 - Custom car company Hackrod has partnered with Siemens PLM Software with the intention of democratizing engineering design and manufacturing, giving consumers the chance to design their own 3D printed cars. Hackrod is creating a partially 3D printed speedster called 'La Bandita.' More

Europe's 'first 3D printed house' to take up residence in Milan's iconic Piazza Cesare Beccaria this April

Mar.23, 2018 - Engineering company Arup and CLS Architects have announced their plans to present what is being heralded as 'Europe's first 3D printed one-bedroom house' at the upcoming Salone del Mobile design showcase in Milan. More

Massivit 1500 Exploration: new large-format 3D printer with instant-cure Gel Dispensing tech

Mar.23, 2018 - Massivit 3D has launched the Massivit 1500 Exploration, a large-format 3D printer that uses the company's Gel Dispensing Printing technology to produce lightweight, hollow pieces up to 1450 x 1170 x 1470 mm in size. More

Earwig wings inspire origami-like 3D printed foldable structures

Mar.23, 2018 - As someone who is terrified of earwigs, learning that they could fly was a bit traumatic. Fortunately, its not all bad news, as researchers from ETH Zurich and Purdue University have been recreating earwig wings using 3D printing to learn more about origami design principles. More

These 3D printed animal showerheads by Zooheads are taking hygiene to a wild new place

Mar.22, 2018 - If your shower routine has become a bit humdrum and is lacking in excitement, Brooklyn-based startup Zooheads (a spin-off of 3D printing service Voodoo Manufacturing) is hoping it can help. The company is targeting a niche market by selling 3D printed animal-themed showerheads. More

Star Wars 3D prints: could this life-size Jabba the Hutt be your new 'favorite decoration'?

Mar.22, 2018 - Mighty Jabba's Collection, a YouTube channel specializing in Star Wars toys and merch, is attempting to 3D print a life-size model of Jabba the Hutt. The project is being sponsored by filament company MakerGeeks. More

Biomedical incubator opens 3D printing facilities in Texas & California to boost innovation

Mar.22, 2018 - Watershed Idea Foundry, a biomedical incubator and accelerator in San Antonio, Texas, has opened its first additive manufacturing and R&D facilities, one in California, one in Texas. Its California facility is focused on titanium 6Al4V additive manufacturing. More

4D printer combines four 3D printing technologies to make shapeshifting electronic components

Mar.22, 2018 - Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a 4D printer that can create hard and soft components at the same time and incorporate conductive wiring directly into shape-changing structures. More

Four 3D printable RPG & tabletop gaming models on Kickstarter right now

Mar.22, 2018 - 3D printing has truly revolutionized role-playing games (RPGs) and tabletop games, enabling gamers to bring their fantasy and sci-fi worlds to life like never before. Check out some of the most current 3D printable RPG models and terrains available on Kickstarter now. More

MIT's 3D printed robotic 'SoFi' fish could be future of underwater observation

Mar.22, 2018 - MIT's prolific Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) recently revealed a new technology which could make it easier to capture video and photographic recordings of unknown or mysterious underwater creatures: a 3D printed robotic fish called SoFi. More

AR2: 3D printable 6-axis robot for under $2,500 hits Kickstarter

Mar.22, 2018 - Chris Annin, an automation engineer from Portland, Oregon, has launched a Kickstarter for the AR2, an open-source, 3D printable kit for a six-axis robot. The robot can be built with low-cost, off-the-shelf components, and can be 3D printed or purchased with aluminum parts. More

New Artec Ray 3D scanner lets you digitize large-scale objects with the touch of a button

Mar.22, 2018 - 3D scanning specialist Artec 3D has announced its latest product: the Artec Ray, a 'no-targets-required' 3D laser scanner fit for a range of applications including reverse engineering, product design, digital preservation of historic sites, and more. More

Oxford Performance Materials targets Asia after 3D printed medical devices approved in Japan

Mar.21, 2018 - Oxford Performance Materials, a company whose materials have been used in everything from medical implants to Boeing airplanes, has been given the green light to distribute its 3D printed medical devices in Japan, paving the way for major expansion within Asia. More

Desktop Metal files patent infringement lawsuit against Markforged, alleges trade secret misappropriation

Mar.21, 2018 - Metal 3D printing company Desktop Metal has filed a lawsuit against carbon fiber 3D printing specialist Markforged. Desktop Metal, which received a major investment from Ford this week, claims Markforged unlawfully replicated DM-patented technologies on the Metal X 3D printer. More

Air Force 3D prints 'game-changing' high-temperature composite polymers

Mar.21, 2018 - A team from the Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) Materials and Manufacturing Directorate is working alongside NASA's Glenn Research Center and the University of Louisville to develop high-temperature 3D printing composite polymer materials. More

Texas motorcycle shop GT-Moto 3D prints production parts for custom bikes

Mar.21, 2018 - GT-Moto, a custom motorcycle shop in Plano, Texas, is leveraging 3D printing technologies to streamline the design and development process for new and innovative motorcycles. More

Livrea's 3D printed yacht relies on specialized LEHVOSS thermoplastics, OCORE technology

Mar.21, 2018 - Would you take to the seas in a 3D printed boat? Italian boat manufacturer Livrea Yacht is betting some people will, and is currently developing the world’s first 3D printed sailboat in partnership with German chemicals company LEHVOSS Group (and its parent company, Lehmann & Voss). More

3D printable seaweed-derived material adsorbs pollutants with 94% efficiency

Mar.21, 2018 - Researchers in Italy have developed a 3D printable recycled material that can actively cut pollutants in air and wastewater. Like the more expensive activated carbon, the new 3D printable material can capture particulate matter, and could be used in water filtration systems. More

NASA develops LWDC 3D printing process for rapid fabrication of rocket engine nozzles

Mar.21, 2018 - Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama have developed and tested a new additive manufacturing technique called Laser Wire Direct Closeout (LWDC). The 3D printing method can be used to make rocket engine nozzles at a reduced cost in a shorter time. More

Chanel to produce up to 1 million 3D printed mascara brushes a month

Mar.21, 2018 - Chanel Parfums Beaute has turned to 3D printing for the production of an unlikely item: a mascara brush. In partnership with France-based Erpro 3D Factory, Chanel says it will begin manufacturing mascara brushes on an industrial scale using 3D printing. More

Sketchfab Download API links huge 3D model database to tons of AR/VR creation apps

Mar.20, 2018 - 3D content platform Sketchfab has released a new Download API, letting app makers pull Sketchfab content directly into their 3D, VR, and AR software without asking users to leave their app environment. Sketchfab says it wants to become the 'search bar for 3D.' More

Mimaki attracts European customers with 3DUJ-553 3D printer (and its 10 million colors!)

Mar.20, 2018 - Wide-format inkjet 3D printing specialist Mimaki is bringing its multicolor 3DUJ-553 3D printer to Europe, and has launched a campaign for the unique product. The 3D printer, which can produce more than 10 million colors in layers as fine as 20 microns, first became available in January. More

FILOALFA says new THERMEC ZED 3D printing material a good alternative to PEEK

Mar.20, 2018 - 3D printing filament company FILOALFA, a division of Ciceri de Mondel, has released THERMEC ZED, its latest 3D printing material. The FDM thermoplastic was developed in collaboration with DOMO Engineering Plastics, part of the DOMO Chemicals group. More

Maker Profile: XRobots' James Bruton on the maker scene, 3D printed sci-fi cosplay, more

Mar.20, 2018 - This week's Maker Profile highlights James Bruton, maker extraordinaire and the founder of XRobots. From his amazing robotic 3D printed BB-8 Droid to his record-breaking 3D printed self-portrait, Bruton is one of the most prolific makers in the 3D printing community. More

PTC's Creo 5.0 lets users order metal 3D prints directly from Materialise

Mar.20, 2018 - Software company PTC has released the latest version of its Creo 3D modeling software. The new CAD program, Creo 5.0, introduces a range of new tools and features including topology optimization, additive and subtractive manufacturing capabilities, and more. More

NASA to work on ASTM International's 'game-changing' 3D printing Center of Excellence

Mar.20, 2018 - ASTM International, a standards and related services organization, has selected EWI and Auburn University-NASA as partners for its first ever Center of Excellence, which will focus on additive manufacturing or 3D printing. More

Amsterdam drug dealers caught stashing cocaine in 3D printed Nintendo cartridges

Mar.20, 2018 - Dutch police have arrested four people on suspicion of drug dealing. The accused, who had supposedly been running a dark web operation, had a network of three 3D printers for printing fake Nintendo cartridges and ink cartridges, which they would stuff with cocaine, MDMA, and other drugs. More

Footwear brand ECCO explores custom 3D printed shoes in QUANT-U pilot project

Mar.20, 2018 - Popular Danish footwear brand ECCO is taking its shoe design to new technological heights with its new pilot project, QUANT-U. The project brings together 3D scanning and 3D printing for customized footwear. More

Metal 3D printing innovator Desktop Metal raises $65M from Ford Motor Company, others

Mar.19, 2018 - Desktop Metal has secured an additional $65 million in funding through a recent financing round. The investment round, led by Ford Motor Company, brings the company's total investments raised to $277 million. More

Spain's Microlay introduces new Versus dental 3D printer, built for repeatability

Mar.19, 2018 - Spanish dental 3D printer manufacturer Microlay is preparing to release its latest additive manufacturing system: the Microlay Versus. The new 3D printer is built to offer prints with superior precision and repeatability for the dental market. More

DIY home decor: 3D print this glowing pinecone lamp

Mar.19, 2018 - Netherlands-based maker [Streetfire_Industries] has designed a cool 3D printable lamp shaped like a pinecone. The lamp, which was designed in Solidworks and which can be downloaded from Thingiverse, has a standard E14 bulb connection. More

PlastiSketch: browser-based software uses vector graphics to design 3D models

Mar.19, 2018 - Developer Marcel Urbanek has created a new browser-based 3D modeling software called PlastiSketch. The modeling platform provides an alternative approach to 3D modeling that uses vector graphic layers to create a 3D object rather than sculpting tools. More

Reinforce your tabletop army with 3D printed Sci-Fi Tanks

Mar.19, 2018 - 3D printed wargame specialist Duncan 'Shadow' Louca has launched a Kickstarter for his latest 3D printable wargame models: Sci-Fi Tanks. Backers can receive all the 3D printed tanks for a pledge of around $77. More

Koala: incredible 3D printer 'climbs' its printed structures for unlimited Z-axis building

Mar.19, 2018 - Researchers at the University of Chile have developed two working prototypes of Koala 3D, a free-form 'climbing' 3D printer with an unlimited Z-axis. The unusual 3D printer can climb the object it is currently printing in the same way a koala climbs a tree. More

SondaSys readies SLA & SLM 3D printing systems following ZRapid collab

Mar.19, 2018 - SondaSys, a Polish 3D printer company, is introducing SLA and SLM 3D printers as part of a collaboration with Chinese 3D printing company ZRapid Tech. The collaboration will also strengthen SondaSys' existing SLS 3D printing technology. More

Siemens announces $38M metal 3D printing facility in Worcester, UK

Mar.19, 2018 - Siemens has created some buzz in the UK this morning with the announcement that it will be opening a £27 million ($37.6M) additive manufacturing facility in the West Midlands city of Worcester. The 3D printing factory is expected to create 50 skilled jobs in the region. More

Dutch trauma center 3D prints bone fracture models for better treatment

Mar.18, 2018 - A trauma center in the Netherlands is using 3D printing technologies to improve the treatment of trauma patients, especially those who are admitted with bone fractures. The technology is being explored at the Elisabeth-TweeSteden Ziekenhuis (ETZ) trauma center. More

Stars Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia 3D print SAG award replicas for young co-stars

Mar.18, 2018 - It seems even the stars are seeing the benefits of 3D printing these days. Actors Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia from popular NBC show This is Us used 3D printing to replicate their SAG Awards for Best TV Ensemble to give to the rest of the show's cast. More

Top 3D printing stories of the week: $4K house, Hackaday Prize, edible 3D printed sushi, more

Mar.17, 2018 - It's not every week that 3D printing news hits the mainstream, but thanks to a ton of innovative projects being showcased at SXSW in Austin, that's exactly what happened. From new 3D printed housing solutions, to edible video-game sushi, check out some of this week's top stories. More

Prices revealed for 3D printed Star Trek Online starships

Mar.16, 2018 - About a month ago, we heard that free-to-play MMORPG Star Trek Online would be letting gamers 3D print their starships courtesy of a collaboration with 3D printing company Mixed Dimensions. Prices have now been revealed for those 3D printed models, and they're pretty steep. More

Senvol developing 3D printing machine learning software for US Navy

Mar.16, 2018 - Senvol, a 3D printing data specialist based in New York City, is developing data-driven machine learning additive manufacturing (AM) software for the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR). The software will help the Navy cut out the process of trial and error during material development. More

Michigan Tech engineers develop open-source GMAW metal 3D printer for only $1,200

Mar.16, 2018 - Joshua Pearce, a prolific engineer at Michigan Tech, has been working on developing an affordable metal 3D printing technology. The project involves hacking a CNC router kit and an metal inert gas (MIG) welder to create a low-cost GMAW metal 3D printer. More

Ultimaker Cura integrates HP 3D scanning software to simplify 3D printing process

Mar.16, 2018 - A new partnership between Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker and HP will make it easier for Ultimaker users to 3D print models directly from 3D scans. The integration brings new possibilities for consumers and professionals. More

Open-source Felfil Evo 3D printing filament extruder available from $369

Mar.16, 2018 - Italian 3D printing company Felfil has made available its Felfil Evo filament extruder, initially the subject of a Kickstarter back in 2015. The extruder is available in basic (€299, $369), complete (€599, $738), and assembled (€719, $886) versions. More

UK father 3D prints prosthetic arms for three-year-old son

Mar.16, 2018 - In another heartwarming 3D printing story, a father from Barnsley in England has used additive manufacturing to create a number of prosthetic arms for his three-year-old son. More

3D scanning and printing are helping scientists identify new hermit crab species

Mar.16, 2018 - Taxonomists are using 3D microCT (Micro computed tomography) 3D scanners to capture and publish 3D models of hermit crabs. These models, which can also be 3D printed, are helping taxonomists share information and recognize when they discover a new species. More

This 3D printed lithophane lamp makes your photographs 3D

Mar.15, 2018 - Instructables user [geekrex] has created a tutorial for 3D printing your photographs and turning them into a lithophane lamp. The cool technique requires a 3D printer, some LED lights, and a few other bits and pieces. More

Loop's 3D printed earplugs prevent tinnitus with style

Mar.15, 2018 - Loop, a Belgian startup specializing in ear protection technology, has developed a pair of 3D printed earplugs that can help fight tinnitus and ringing ears. Loop says its 3D printed devices can prevent hearing loss without looking 'dorky.' More

AON3D releases AON-M2 professional 3D printer with 120°C chamber

Mar.15, 2018 - Canadian 3D printer company AON3D has released the AON-M2 3D printer, a large-format, high-temperature 3D printer for engineering applications. The machine is aimed squarely at professional users. More

This huge 3D printed Star Wars Millennium Falcon took 10 days to print

Mar.15, 2018 - Thingiverse user [stonecoldfx] has 3D printed a giant Star Wars Millennium Falcon in a single piece. The 500 x 170 x 700 mm model of the iconic spaceship weighs 3 kg and took 10 whole days to print. More

Diamonds now a 3D printer's best friend as Carbodeon & Tiamet 3D announce new filaments

Mar.15, 2018 - Finnish nanodiamond manufacturer Carbodeon and Dutch 3D printing specialist Tiamet 3D have announced an exciting 3D printing innovation: the first nanodiamond-enhanced FDM 3D printer filaments for additive manufacturing. More

New 3DGence DOUBLE dual-extrusion 3D printer hits desktop AM market

Mar.15, 2018 - Polish 3D printer manufacturer 3DGence has introduced its latest 3D printer model, the 3DGence DOUBLE. Equipped with a dual-extrusion system, the new 3D printer is expected to hit the market imminently, with first orders being shipped out as of today. More

Wipro3D launches metal 3D printing solutions center in Bengaluru, India

Mar.15, 2018 - Wipro3D, the additive manufacturing division of India's Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, has opened a new metal 3D printing facility in Bengaluru. The 1,200-square-foot solution center is reportedly India's most cutting edge metal AM facility. More

World's largest 3D scan of a lava tube could give insight into colonizing Mars

Mar.15, 2018 - A team in Spain has used state-of-the-art 3D mapping technologies to create an expansive and highly detailed 3D scan of a lava tube. According to the European Space Agency (ESA), it is the largest 3D scan of a lava tube in existence. More

Artists in Canada's North are learning to integrate 3D printing and other tech into their work

Mar.14, 2018 - Artists from the Canadian town of Inuvik have been given the chance to learn digital technologies such as 3D printing for the purpose of integrating tech elements into their art. The initiative is part of a 10-week course organized by the Inuvialuit Community Economic Development Organization. More

MIT's ColorMod process can 3D print color-changing objects

Mar.14, 2018 - Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a process that enables 3D printed parts to change color after printing. The method, called ColorMod, relies on specialized and UV-responsive 3D printable inks. More

Treat yourself to a gold-plated 3D printed fetus

Mar.14, 2018 - Russian company Embryo 3D is offering parents-to-be the chance to 3D print their unborn child. Not as a substitute for live birth, of course, but as a synthetic keepsake of their future son or daughter. The weirdest thing? Embryo 3D is just one of several companies doing this. More

XEV says its 3D printed electric car is ready for mass production

Mar.14, 2018 - Italian company X Electrical Vehicle (XEV) says its 3D printed electric car, the LSEV, will be ready for mass production by the end of the year. The first 3D printed LSEV car is currently being demonstrated at Shanghai's China 3D Printing Cultural Museum. More

2018 Hackaday Prize design and 3D printing challenge kicks off

Mar.14, 2018 - Attention, makers: Hackaday has launched the 2018 edition of its Hackaday Prize, a competition that invites designers, engineers, and makers from all over the world to design and build innovative projects that 'Build Hope.' More

Zortrax releases new M200 Plus 3D printer with WiFi connectivity & new material support

Mar.14, 2018 - Desktop 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax has released an updated version of its popular M200 3D printer. The new machine, the M200 Plus, offers users a slew of new features including WiFi connectivity, a new extruder design, and additional support for new materials. More

Kason's 3D-ReKlaimer recycles metal 3D printing powders using vibration

Mar.14, 2018 - Kason, a global manufacturer of screening and processing equipment, has developed the 3D-ReKlaimer, a metal powder recovery system for metal 3D printers that recovers and reconditions used powders to exacting particle sizes. More

OxSyBio: Oxford University 3D bioprinting spin-out raises $14M

Mar.14, 2018 - OxSyBio, a 3D bioprinting spin-out of Oxford University in the UK, has raised 10 million pounds ($14 million) to develop a hybrid biological materials 3D printer that makes tissues from both living and synthetic cells. More

Future of 3D printed soft robots depends on 'new innovation' in 3DP, soft lithography, RP

Mar.13, 2018 - Researchers at South Korea's Jeju National University have carried out research into the viability of 3D printed soft robots. They suggest that many obstacles remain before 3D printing is fully capable of making soft robots at scale. More

Is Emerging Objects' Cabin of Curiosities the most beautiful 3D printed building ever?

Mar.13, 2018 - Bay Area 3D printing startup Emerging Objects has created a 3D printed 'Cabin of Curiosities,' a proof of concept for demonstrating the architectural possibilities of additive manufacturing. The 3D printed cabin demonstrates how technology can be used to solve 21st-century housing issues. More

Open Meals 3D prints 8-bit sushi that you can eat

Mar.13, 2018 - Open Meals, a Japanese digital food startup, has brought 3D printed edible sushi to the table at SXSW this week. And not just 3D printed sushi, but teleported, 8-bit sushi. More

Maker Profile: 18-year-old designer Shami Oshun on her amazing 3D printed fashion

Mar.13, 2018 - At just 15 years old, Bay Area's Shami Oshun founded her own eponymous fashion label. Now, just three years later, the young and amazingly ambitious designer is breaking into the world of 3D printed fashion in a big way. 3Ders recently got the chance to talk to the up-and-coming designer. More

Japanese high schoolers 3D print Buddhist statues to prevent theft from temples

Mar.13, 2018 - High school students in Japan are learning how to use 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies to help preserve traditional culture through the replication of statues from Buddhist temples. More

Bombyx Prod: French company puts 10 print heads on a single 3D printer

Mar.13, 2018 - French 3D printing company Bombyx Prod has developed a serial additive manufacturing service capable of printing 'thousands' of parts per order. One of its 3D printers uses 10 print heads for printing identical parts simultaneously. More

Innofil3D to develop FDM engineering materials with 3D printer manufacturer Beijing Tiertime

Mar.13, 2018 - Innofil3D, a Netherlands-based 3D printing filament company owned by BASF, has partnered with Beijing Tiertime, a Chinese FDM 3D printer manufacturer. Beijing Tiertime will distribute Innofil3D's filaments in China and the U.S., and the two companies will develop new materials. More

UK biotech firm FabRx turns to SLS 3D printing for 'Printlet' drug tablets

Mar.13, 2018 - FabRx, a biotech company based in London, is using additive manufacturing to develop 3D printed medicine tablets called 'Printlets.' The company is relying on selective laser sintering technology developed by Swiss additive company Sintratec. More

re:3D Gigabot X 3D printer on Kickstarter at $9,500

Mar.12, 2018 - 3D printing company re:3D, based in Austin, Texas, has launched a Kickstarter for the Gigabot X, a large-scale pellet extrusion 3D printer. Backers of the $50,000 campaign can secure a Gigabot X 3D printer for $9,500 or purchase kits and print heads for a smaller sum. More

This awesome laser-cut 3D printing filament rack can be yours

Mar.12, 2018 - Germany-based maker John Dowell has used a laser cutter to build an incredible 3D printing filament rack. Dowell made the rack using Autodesk Fusion 360, and has published the files on Thingiverse. More

A 3D printed house for $4,000? Silicon Valley's New Story can build it

Mar.12, 2018 - New Story, a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit, says it has developed the 'Vulcan,' a construction 3D printer that can fabricate a four-room house in less than a day for just $4,000. The massive 3D printer is being demonstrated at SXSW. More

Gramazon: a DIY 3D printed gramophone horn for the Amazon Echo Dot

Mar.12, 2018 - Florida-based maker Baard Fleistad has come up with one of the coolest 3D printing projects we've seen in awhile: a 3D printed gramophone-style radio horn for the Amazon Echo Dot. Fittingly, the 3D printed audio device has been named 'Gramazon.' More

These 3D printed Bose AR sunglasses look much cooler than Google Glass

Mar.12, 2018 - High-end audio equipment company Bose is developing augmented reality (AR) sunglasses. The company has demonstrated a 3D printed prototype that can provide audio information about local points of interest, and expects to launch the Bose AR product this summer. More

CT & MRI scans combined for hybrid 3D printed lung cancer models

Mar.12, 2018 - Yet another example of how 3D printing is impacting the medical field has come out of Spain, where experts from the Hospital Cruz Roja in Cordoba have 3D printed lung cancer models for the purpose of surgical planning. More

Ahoy! Printable Scenery's latest 3D printable RPG and wargaming models take you to sea

Mar.12, 2018 - New Zealand's Printable Scenery has released yet another amazing set of 3D printable terrain for taking RPGs and other table-top games to the next level. Its latest series, enticingly called 'The Lost Islands,' is being featured in a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. More

Cheshire 3D Print Hub: 40,000 sq ft 3D printing facility set to boost UK AM

Mar.12, 2018 - Manchester Metropolitan University and property company Tatton Estate have agreed to build Cheshire 3D Print Hub (C3D), a multi-million-pound, 40,000-square-foot 3D printing facility in Cheshire, UK. More

Cevotec to bring carbon fiber patch additive manufacturing to North America

Mar.11, 2018 - Cevotec, a German company specializing in Fibre Patch Placement (FPP) has announced it will be introducing its composite 3D printing technology to North America. The expansion will be realized through a collaboration with Composite Automation, LLC. More

Solidscape releases faster S390 high precision 3D printer for jewelry market

Mar.11, 2018 - Stratasys subsidiary Solidscape, a company specializing in wax 3D printers, has released a new 3D printer for the jewelry making market. The new machine, the S390 high precision 3D printer, was built for producing finely detailed pieces of jewelry at rapid speeds. More

New software lets you transform 3D models into stuffed knitted toys

Mar.11, 2018 - Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a software that turns digital 3D models into knitted objects. The program, which requires a computer-controlled knitting machine, could be used to create all types of customized 3D printed stuffed toys. More

Top 3D printing stories of the week: BCN3D Sigmax, 3D-Hybrid, new gallium alloy, women's day, more

Mar.10, 2018 - March is shaping up to be a busy month in the 3D printing industry. This week we've seen new additive manufacturing materials, open source 3D printers, a charity stunt featuring a 3D printed arm, and more. Check out some of this week's top stories. More

Nerf-shooting 3D printed arm might be strangest prosthesis ever

Mar.10, 2018 - European engineering collective Hackerloop has built a 3D printed prosthetic Nerf gun that fires projectiles in response to the user's muscle contractions. The modified Swarmfire Nerf uses EMG sensors and 3D printed parts. More

FATHOM and Launch Forth organize new 3D design challenge for military MLVs

Mar.9, 2018 - FATHOM and Launch Forth have announced the launch of a 3D design and printing challenge: the MLV:Refined Challenge. The challenge's goal is to expand and refine concept designs of Modular Logistics Vehicles (MLVs) which were submitted in an earlier contest. More

Nanoscribe recognized for micro-scale laser lithography 3D printing tech

Mar.9, 2018 - Nanoscribe GmbH has been recognized for its micro-scale 3D printing technology by the German Physics Association (DPG), which this week awarded the company and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's Institute of Nanotechnology (INT) the Technology Transfer Prize. More

Meet Julia Koerner, the designer who helped bring Black Panther's 3D printed costumes to life

Mar.9, 2018 - 3Ders recently got the chance to speak to Julia Koerner, a designer whose fashion 3D printing skills helped realize some of the incredible costumes in Marvel's Black Panther. More

Sony Xperia users can now order 3D printed models via PostNord

Mar.9, 2018 - PostNord, a communications and logistics company supplying the Nordic region, will make on-demand 3D printed models for users of Sony's 3D Creator mobile app, which can be used to capture objects via smartphone 3D scanning. More

Lumecluster's Melissa Ng 3D prints amazing Hela Headdress from Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok

Mar.9, 2018 - Artist and cosplay specialist Melissa Ng of Lumecluster has once again collaborated with Marvel Studios to recreate one of its iconic costumes using 3D printing. This time Melissa has turned to one of its more villainous characters: the irreproachable Hela from Thor: Ragnarok. More

Fraunhofer ILT develops inline powder jet testing system for LMD 3D printing

Mar.9, 2018 - The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has developed an inline system for testing, qualifying, and adjusting the focused powder jet of laser metal deposition nozzles. Laser Metal Deposition is an additive manufacturing process that uses the technology of laser cladding. More

Singapore wants elementary schoolers learning 3D printing, robotics, more

Mar.9, 2018 - Singapore's Applied Learning Programme (ALP), which aims to deliver hands-on learning programs to primary schoolers, is being expanded. All schools will implement the program, which includes STEM activities like robotics, coding, and 3D printing, by the year 2023. More

3D printed Periscope Case makes smartphone photography way more versatile

Mar.8, 2018 - Portland startup Defox has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a 3D printed smartphone camera accessory that is ideal for 'active photography.' The accessory, called the Periscope Case, consists of a mirror and 3D printed frame that fits over your smartphone. More

How fake blood and 3D printed aortas help Ohio doctors treat patients

Mar.8, 2018 - Physicians and biomedical engineers at Ohio State University have been 3D printing patient aortas in flexible materials using CT scan data. These 3D printed aorta models can be tested in heart simulators to determine the best course of treatment for a patient. More

3D printed smartphone case measures your blood pressure — but is it accurate enough?

Mar.8, 2018 - A 3D printed smartphone case could be used to measure blood pressure. The device uses a button-like sensor that users can push with their finger, but some experts have warned the device might not be accurate enough. More

Women's Day 2018: 50 influential & inspiring women in 3D printing

Mar.8, 2018 - To mark International Women's Day 2018, here are some of the most influential women in the 3D printing industry today, from company founders to inventors, developers, designers, teachers, and more. More

Creator of ZYYX 3D printer developing sub-$12K metal additive manufacturing system

Mar.8, 2018 - Sweden's Magicfirm Europe AB, creator of the ZYYX 3D printer, says it is developing a metal 3D printer that will cost less than 10,000 euros ($12,400). The three-step binder 3D printing system should be ready for shipping in 2019. More

Stryker's 'Tritanium' 3D printed lumbar cage gets FDA approval

Mar.8, 2018 - Stryker, a medical technology company headquartered in Michigan, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its 3D printed Tritanium TL Curved Posterior Lumbar Cage. It will become available in Q2 2018. More

Bottoms up! James Boag updates beer bottle with 3D printing

Mar.8, 2018 - When you crack open a cold one, it's not likely your first though will be about 3D printed design. But if James Boag’s Premium Lager happens to be your drink of choice, you’ll be sipping directly from some 3D printing-enabled innovation. More

UBC's new 'direct laser' 3D bioprinting technique capable of ultra-fine resolution

Mar.7, 2018 - Researchers from the University of British Columbia in Canada are developing a new 3D bioprinting technique which could be used to produce 3D structures from living bio-tissues and which could be beneficial for treating those with severe burns, organ problems, and cancer. More

3D printed accessory transforms 35 mm cameras into hybrid digital cameras

Mar.7, 2018 - Samuel Mello Medeiros, an Italy-based designer, has created 'I'm Back,' a 3D printed accessory for converting old analog cameras into digital ones. The $279 device is now on Kickstarter, and works with vintage cameras including those made by Nikon, Canon, Pentax, and Leica. More

Goodyear's Oxygene 3D printed concept tire uses live plants to clean the air

Mar.7, 2018 - It's that time of year again: time for Goodyear to unveil its latest concept tire. This year's design, called the Oxygene Tire, brings together organic life, 3D printing, and AI for what could very well be the most innovative and eco-friendly concept tire we've seen to date. More

Maker Profile: Mantis Hacks' Matt Denton on Harry Potter animatronics, giant 3D printed LEGO & hexapods

Mar.7, 2018 - In our latest Maker Profile, Matt Denton of Mantis Hacks talks to 3Ders about his career in the film industry, what goes into his giant 3D printed LEGO makes, his ongoing robotic hexapod project, and much more. More

BCN3D Sigmax 3D printer goes open source

Mar.7, 2018 - BCN3D Technologies, a Barcelona-based desktop 3D printing specialist, has released the CAD files, documentation, and GitHub repositories for its BCN3D Sigmax 3D printer. The company says it wants to repay the open source community. More

Materialise simplifies shoulder surgery with TRUMATCH virtual system, 3D printed guides

Mar.7, 2018 - Materialise has launched its TRUMATCH Personalized Solutions Shoulder System, which will help orthopedic surgeons prepare for shoulder arthroplasty surgery using 3D printed guides and a virtual pre-planning environment. More

Armless statue Venus de Milo fitted with 3D printed prosthetics in Paris

Mar.7, 2018 - One of the art world's most famous amputees was fitted with two 3D printed prosthetic arms yesterday to promote the proliferation and accessibility of 3D printed prosthetics. The awareness stunt exhibited a replica of Venus de Milo with two prosthetic arms strapped to her. More

Swinburne establishing world-first Industry 4.0 Testlab for 3D printing carbon fiber composites

Mar.7, 2018 - Australia's Swinburne University of Technology is establishing the world's first operational Industry 4.0 Testlab for carbon composite manufacturing. The lab will contain a carbon fiber Multilayer 3D printing system from Austrian company Fill. More

California's 3D-Hybrid turns old CNC machines into cutting-edge 3D printers

Mar.6, 2018 - 3D-Hybrid Solutions, a hybrid manufacturing company based in Los Angeles, California, has developed tools for adding 3D printing capabilities to CNC machines. These augmentable 3D printing technologies include Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing, Laser Metal Deposition, and Cold Spray. More

Lubrizol unveils first 3D printing materials, developing HP Jet Fusion powders

Mar.6, 2018 - Ohio chemicals company Lubrizol has unveiled its first three 3D printing materials for FDM 3D printers under the name 'Estane.' It now plans to develop 3D printing materials for SLS 3D printers and HP's Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer. More

10 years on, the first 3D printed hip is still going strong

Mar.6, 2018 - A decade ago, an Italian surgeon named Dr. Guido Grappiolo used a titanium 3D printed implant on a patient requiring a hip replacement. That patient remains healthy to this day, which bodes well for the medical 3D printing world. More

Interview: 3ERP founder Ronan Ye on raising the standard of rapid prototyping

Mar.6, 2018 - Rapid Prototyping company 3ERP wants to change the way you think about 3D printing and advanced manufacturing in China. We spoke to founder Ronan Ye about his company, the state of manufacturing in China, and lots more. More

Balenciaga uses 3D printing to create dramatic silhouettes in AW 2018 fashion collection

Mar.6, 2018 - Balenciaga is the latest fashion house to turn to high-tech processes for its haute couture garments. The brand's designer Demna Gvasalia used 3D printing to create a series of exaggerated contour jackets for Balenciaga's Autumn/Winter 2018 collection. More

3D printed glove helps Parkinson's patients complete daily tasks

Mar.6, 2018 - Students from Western University in Canada have designed a specialized glove that helps suppress tremors caused by Parkinson's disease. The glove, still in its prototyping stage, was realized with the help of 3D printing technologies. More

3D printed gallium alloy could make soft robots that 'walk out of the printer'

Mar.6, 2018 - Engineers at Oregon State University have found a way to 3D print tall, complicated structures with a highly conductive gallium alloy. The 3D printing process could be used to make flexible computer screens and other stretchable electronic devices, including soft robots. More

Solar-powered 3D printer helps in Solomon Islands relief efforts

Mar.6, 2018 - Armed with just a 3D printer, laptop, and plastic waste, a team of researchers has demonstrated how to 3D print a pipe replacement part during a cyclone in the Solomon Islands. They hope to introduce 3D printing technology to locals on the island for future disaster relief efforts. More

Swiss company Bossard signs 3D printing deals with TRUMPF, German RepRap, Henkel

Mar.5, 2018 - Bossard Group, a Swiss fastener technology and logistics company, has signed partnership agreements with three 3D printing companies including metal AM specialist TRUMPF, German RepRap, and stereolithography company Henkel. More

Ain't afraid of no layer separation? Make your own 3D printed Ghostbusters sign

Mar.5, 2018 - Snorri Grisomson, a Viking reenactor and maker from Brussels, Belgium, has designed a brilliant 3D printable Ghostbusters sign. The sign is divided into three parts, which allows the ghost to be 3D printed in white filament and the sign in red. More

3D printing materials company Dutch Filaments acquired by Mitsubishi Chemical

Mar.5, 2018 - Dutch Filaments BV, a 3D printing filament producer from the Netherlands, was recently acquired by the Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation via its wholly owned Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers Europe (MCPP) business. More

Artist creates amazingly realistic tree sculpture using 3D printing pen & wood filament

Mar.5, 2018 - Artist Martin Binder has created a four-meter-long birch tree sculpture using a 3D printing pen and a wood-plastic composite filament. The piece, called 'Portrait of a Birch,' is currently on display in Berlin at the Super Bien! Greenhouse for Contemporary Art. More

3D printing used to make spare parts in AMADEE-18 Mars simulation mission

Mar.5, 2018 - A student from Texas A&M has demonstrated how 3D printing can be used to help future settlers on Mars. The demonstration was part of the recent AMADEE-18 simulation mission organized by the Austrian Space Forum and the Oman National Steering Committee. More

Russians take AR selfies with 40-ft Vladimir Putin

Mar.5, 2018 - A 40-foot 'hologram' of Vladimir Putin has been installed near the Olympic Training Center in Tyumen, Russia. Those looking to catch a glimpse of the augmented reality President (dressed in judo gear) must first install an app on their phone. More

The future of healthcare: 3D printing and VR 'video games' for doctors

Mar.5, 2018 - GE Healthcare has identified 3D printing and immersive VR 'video games' as some of the technological advancements that are changing modern healthcare. Doctors can now use VR headsets like the Oculus Rift to get 'inside' a patient's body parts. More

Students develop chocolate 3D printer that prints on water

Mar.5, 2018 - Students from Sweden's Lund University have been developing chocolate 3D printers. And while we've seen chocolate 3D printing before, the students are trying out an original method that uses a bed of water to cool the chocolate layers as they are printed. More

Moti Digital 3D prints 12-foot-tall skeleton for Mexican Festival of Light

Mar.4, 2018 - Moti Digital, a 3D printing service in Mexico, has used Massivit's large-format additive manufacturing technologies to create a giant skeleton installation for the Mexican Festival of Light in the city of Guadalajara. More

No business? 3D print your own magnetic signage

Mar.4, 2018 - Maker Junhoo Lee has put together a handy Instructables guide for 3D printing your own signage for shop windows and other places. Lee says the project is super easy but super effective. More

Top 3D printing stories of the week: 3D printed camper, Optomec, Naomi Wu, more

Mar.4, 2018 - February's final week saw some exciting new 3D printing releases, including the CARBOPRINT 3D printing service and a new Optomec 3D printer. 3Ders got the chance to interview maker Naomi Wu, world records were broken, and one maker got us all feeling sentimental. More

Manchester scientists 3D bioprinting brain structures for neurodegenerative disease treatments

Mar.4, 2018 - Scientists from the University of Manchester are exploring the use of 3D bioprinting to aid in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. 3D bioprinting technology could be used to produce models and structures that closely mimic the neurovascular unit (NVU). More

Boom! Australia commits $2M to 3D printed explosives research

Mar.4, 2018 - Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group, a public-funded Australian R&D organization specializing in energetics materials, is researching the viability of 3D printed explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics. The research could lead to the production of 'advanced weapons systems.' More

This 3D printed 'Thing' hand is the perfect charging stand for your Apple Watch

Mar.3, 2018 - If you get snowed in this weekend, here is a fun 3D printing project to occupy your time...literally. 3D print your own Apple Watch stand inspired by 'Thing' from the Addams family. More

NASA test-fires partially 3D printed RS-25 engines to highest power level yet

Mar.2, 2018 - NASA has tested its Space Launch System (SLS) engines up to 113 percent thrust level, the highest RS-25 power level achieved to date. The hot fire featured a test of an RS-25 flight controller, as well as a 3D printed engine component. More

'Neon Nom Noms' are the 3D printed cakes you wish you were eating

Mar.2, 2018 - Chef Steph Keefe is doing some pretty magical things with 3D printing in the kitchen. As Head Chef of Budmen Industries' Techno Test Kitchen, Keefe and her team have been using 3D printing to make a stunning selection of digitally designed cakes. More

CIMON: Airbus & IBM build giant 3D printed 'flying brain' to help astronauts solve problems

Mar.2, 2018 - Airbus and IBM are developing CIMON (Crew Interactive MObile CompanioN), an AI-based assistant for astronauts for the DLR Space Administration. The ball-shaped robot with the friendly face is 3D printed in plastic and metal. More

Are seashells the future of eco-friendly 3D printing? One TU Delft student thinks so

Mar.2, 2018 - After devouring a big plate of seafood, you might be left with a dish of discarded shells. For one Dutch student, this plate of empty shells was the source of inspiration for an innovative 3D printing project. More

Farsoon sets sights on Europe with new German 3D printing subsidiary

Mar.2, 2018 - TCT Asia 2018 has seen a few companies come to the fore this week. Perhaps most notable is Farsoon, a Chinese 3D printing company founded in 2009 that specializes in plastic laser sintering and laser metal melting technologies. More

Aurora Labs' Powder Production Unit could produce 5.5 tons of 3D printing powder per day

Mar.1, 2018 - Australian 3D printing company Aurora Labs has completed the prototype of its Powder Production Unit (PPU), which can produce high-quality 3D printing powders at a low cost. These powders can be used in Aurora Labs' large-format 3D printer. More

UK's AMT to supply post-processing tech for Farsoon 3D printers

Mar.1, 2018 - The latest news from TCT Asia 2018 comes from Chinese 3D printer developer Farsoon, which has announced a new partnership with UK company Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT). More

3D scanning used for visual effects in Blade Runner 2049

Mar.1, 2018 - Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott's heralded Blade Runner (1982), is nominated for Best Visual Effects at the upcoming Academy Awards. And rightfully so: from the film's stunning colors to the dystopian architectural landscape, the film is a cinematic marvel. More

A Chinese company has built a flying 3D printer...and it works

Mar.1, 2018 - Chinese 3D printer company DediBot has showcased a flying - yes, flying! - 3D printer at TCT Asia 2018. The company's Fly Elephant 3D printer, currently in its concept stage, could theoretically print structures of unlimited size. More

BASF: new PA 3D printing material with Farsoon, BigRep partnership, more

Mar.1, 2018 - German chemical company BASF is kicking its 3D printing division into high gear with a number of new announcements, including partnerships, restructuring, and more. More

3D printed 'retroreflectors' help researchers wirelessly charge a smartphone using lasers

Mar.1, 2018 - Engineers at the University of Washington have used 3D printing to create a wireless smartphone charging system. The system uses a narrow, invisible laser beam, and can potentially charge a smartphone as quickly as a standard USB cable. More

Amazing 3D printed hyperspectral imagers can be mounted on drones

Mar.1, 2018 - A team of researchers in Norway has developed a low-cost, 3D printed hyperspectral imager device which could be installed on drones to give them advanced imaging capabilities. The drone-mounted device can be made for as little as $700. More

Stratasys launching new metal 3D printer, posts 2017 financial results, sees stock fall 16.48%

Mar.1, 2018 - A double dose of big news from Stratasys, which has announced a new metal 3D printing technology alongside its full year 2017 financial results. Its revenue for 2017 was $668.4 million, compared to $672.5 million in 2016, which resulted in falling shares yesterday. More

New Zealand students 3D print titanium engine for recyclable, eco-friendly car

Mar.1, 2018 - A team of students from New Zealand's University of Canterbury has designed and 3D printed a titanium engine for an eco-friendly car. The AM engineering feat is reportedly a world first. More

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