University of Memphis to open $2M metal 3D printing lab in 2018

Dec.1, 2017 - The University of Memphis (U of M) has announced it will be investing $2 million to open a facility dedicated to metal 3D printing. The additive manufacturing lab, which is expected to launch by April 2018, will be used for research in the aerospace and medical fields. More

BMW's all-new i8 Roadster features tons of 3D printed metal

Nov.30, 2017 - BMW has just unveiled their brand new BMW i8 Roadster at the LA Auto Show, and it's already turning heads. Designed as a follow up to the manufacturer's successful i8 hybrid supercar, the new two-seat, soft-top i8 Roadster features an upgraded design, more power, and improved battery and tons of 3D printed metal. More

WAAMpeller, world's first class-approved 3D printed ship's propeller completed in Netherlands

Nov.30, 2017 - A collaboration between five different companies saw the completion and successful testing of the world's first 3D printed ship propeller. The part was made using WAAM 3D printing techniques and was unveiled at the headquarters of Damen Group, in the Netherlands. More

Fraunhofer leads new collaborative futureAM research project to advance industrial metal 3D printing

Nov.30, 2017 - Germany's Fraunhofer Society will be leading a new research project, known as futureAM, as a collaborative effort between six of its institutes. This should see the development of innovative new metal 3D printing techniques, with better scalability, improved process chains and more automation. More

New Brooks running shoes to be built from custom biometric 3D scans using HP's FitStation technology

Nov.30, 2017 - Brooks Running Company has announced it's teaming up with HP and Superfeet to launch a new line of customized runners: the "most personalized running footwear" ever. Leveraging HP's FitStation technology and Brooks Run Signature, the footwear company will introduce the first performance shoe created from individual biomechanics. More

First 3D printed TuPOD satellite successfully completes launch mission from ISS

Nov.30, 2017 - The first ever fully 3D printed satellite to be launched from the ISS has successfully completed its mission. The satellite, called Tubesat-POD (or TuPOD, for short), was developed through a collaboration between GAUSS, Teton Aerospace (Tetonsys), CRP USA, and JAXA. More

Russia's Skoltech opens state-of-the-art AM Lab equipped with Russia's largest metal 3D printer

Nov.30, 2017 - Russia's Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) has officially launched its new Additive Manufacturing Laboratory (AM Lab). The state-of-the-art facility is equipped with a range of 3D printing technologies, including metal, ceramic, and polymer-based systems. More

DWS Systems presents new XCELL 6000 SLA 3D printer with built-in washing and UV curing modules

Nov.30, 2017 - Italian 3D printing company DWS Systems has introduced its newest product, the XCELL 6000 3D printer. The new machine, which was presented at formnext 2017, offers users an all-in-one solution for stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing. More

box3d 3D printer enclosure for Ultimaker promises quieter, safer 3D printing environment

Nov.30, 2017 - Netherlands-based company box3d has introduced a range of desktop 3D printer enclosures which ensure a controlled build environment for higher quality parts, 3D printer noise reduction, and an overall safer 3D printing environment through the removal of harmful VOCs. More

Cosmetics giant AmorePacific trialling first 3D printed customized facial masks in South Korea

Nov.30, 2017 - South Korea-based AmorePacific is breaking ground in the cosmetics industry with the unveiling of the world's first customized facial mask product. The new product, named the 'Tailored Mask,' is created using 3D printing and IoT technologies. More

SHINING 3D helps ZJUT engineering students build 3D printed racecar

Nov.30, 2017 - Chinese 3D printing and scanning company SHINING 3D has joined forces with the Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT) to develop 3D printed parts for a racing car. The project is part of an 'Alumni Mentor Program,' with SHINING 3D sharing its expertise with engineering students. More

News Roundup: World's hardest steel, BeAM Machines, Carbon, Carmat teams with AddUp in 3D metal printing

Nov.29, 2017 - In case you missed out on anything happening in the 3D printing world recently, we've got another round-up to get you back up to speed. Latest stories include Materialise teaming up with Formlabs, BeAM machines launching a new 3D printer, and more besides. More

3D printed microfluidics helps OIST research on vortices in moving liquids, potentially saving millions for oil industry

Nov.29, 2017 - A team of researchers based in Okinawa, in collaboration with a team from Liverpool, have shed some light on the behaviour of fluids at high-speeds or around curves. Their 3D printed micro-fluidics device allowed them to study the vortices that form in detail, and how they are affected by the addition of polymer molecules. More

11-year-old Gitanjali Rao wins $25K for inventing 3D printed device that detects lead levels in water

Nov.29, 2017 - An ambitious seventh grader from Colorado has just been named 'America's top young scientist' for having invented a low-cost 3D printed device that can detect lead in drinking water. The youngster in question, 11-year-old Gitanjali Rao, was also awarded a $25,000 prize. More

Open-source 3D printed smartphone microscope can detect waterborne pathogens

Nov.29, 2017 - Researchers from the University of Houston have released an open-source dataset for turning a smartphone into a 3D printed microscope. Such a microscope can be used'to detect waterborne pathogens and carry out other helpful diagnostic functions. More

Scandinavian researchers turning to cellulose nanofibrils as versatile bio-based 3D printing material

Nov.29, 2017 - Cellulose nano-fibrils are one of the most exciting recent breakthroughs in the field of bio-based 3D printing materials. Research institutes in Finland and Sweden have been working with the material for a number of applications, including wound dressings and electronics. More

MIT engineers develop 10x faster desktop FDM 3D printer

Nov.29, 2017 - Engineers at MIT have developed a laser-assisted FDM 3D printer that prints around 10 times faster than average desktop machines. The new 3D printer's unusual printhead uses a laser and novel screw mechanism to increase flow rate. More

Teknodizayn showcases injection molding inspired LOOP 3D printer with continuous printing capabilities

Nov.29, 2017 - Turkish 3D printer distributor Teknodizayn has unveiled the first functional prototype of its new LOOP 3D printer. The new machine is based on a patented technology inspired by injection molding and integrates a novel continuous printing mechanism. More

ORNL scientists 3D print the world's smallest fidget spinner, the width of a human hair

Nov.28, 2017 - Researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)'not your typical toy factory'have created the world's smallest fidget spinner using Nanoscribe's micro-scale additive manufacturing technology. More

Meet Ethereal Machine's Halo, a hybrid '5D Printer' for both additive and subtractive manufacturing

Nov.28, 2017 - Ethereal Machines is the Bangalore-based startup behind the Halo 5D printer, the world's first hybrid manufacturing machine capable of both additive and subtractive manufacturing. According to company founder Kaushik Mudda, the Halo 5D Printer is poised to become the next big thing in the world of desktop manufacturing. More

Donhou Bicycles launches new steel DSS3 CX / Gravel bike that features 3D printed steel lug

Nov.28, 2017 - East London bike makers Donhou Bicycles have just unveiled a bold new custom build, and a manufacturing milestone: the DSS3 CX/Gravel steel frameset features a gorgeous steel frame that effectively pushes cycling into the modern era. The new build, which features a 3D printed steel seat lug, is already generating buzz among cycling fanatics. More

Spanish researchers 3D print protective pieces to improve radiotherapy treatment for skin cancer

Nov.28, 2017 - A group of doctors and medical researchers in Spain have pioneered a new 3D printing technique that will improve the treatment of skin cancer. It makes use of a scan of a patient's face to 3D print a protective piece that prevents applied radiation affecting the healthy skin surrounding tumors. More

Bkav uses $200 3D printed 'evil twin' mask to defeat iPhone X Face ID again, upgrades warning level

Nov.28, 2017 - Vietnamese cybersecurity firm Bkav has once again beaten Apple's Face ID iPhone security feature, this time using a 3D printed mask and printed infrared images of eyes. Because the hack was so easy, Bkav strongly recommends avoiding Face ID as a means of protecting sensitive data. More

America Makes launches Phase 3 of MAMLS program for 3D printed aircraft solutions

Nov.28, 2017 - America Makes has announced the launch of its Call for Phase 3 for its Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low-Cost Sustainment (MAMLS) program. The MAMLS program is geared towards improving the efficiency of rapid part replacement for legacy and other aircraft through 3D printing. More

Robot Factory's 3DLPrinter-HD 2.0+ 3D printer (with accessories) now on sale for €6,000

Nov.28, 2017 - Italian 3D printer manufacturer Robot Factory has announced that (as of November 27th) its 3DLPrinter-HD 2.0+ 3D printer is being discounted by up to 60% for clients that purchase it directly from the manufacturer. More

BAE, Asco Industries 3D printing deal could help Eurofighter Typhoon bid to replace Belgian F-16s

Nov.28, 2017 - Defense giant BAE Systems and lifting specialist Asco Industries have signed an agreement to collaborate on additive manufacturing technology as part of the UK government-backed Eurofighter Typhoon offer, which could replace Belgium's fleet of 54 F-16 aircraft. More

News Roundup: 3D printed Nike cleats for NFL, Philips teams with 3D Systems & Stratasys, YKK, Apworks, Nano Dimension

Nov.27, 2017 - Here's another round-up of the latest developments in the 3D printing world, in case you missed anything recently. Stories include Nike making 3D printed cleats for the NFL, Nano Dimension getting a new chairman, and more besides. More

Stratasys debuts BioMimics - ultra-realistic, multi-material anatomical models for surgical training

Nov.27, 2017 - 3D printing giant Stratasys has just released BioMimics, a new system through which users can 3D print highly accurate and multi-material medical models. Stratasys says its BioMimics anatomical models will have applications in surgical planning, medical training, and device testing. More

Regenovo unveils Bio-architect X, China's first high-throughput 3D bioprinter for mass producing human tissues

Nov.27, 2017 - Hangzhou Regenovo Biotechnology Co., Ltd. has unveiled China's first ever 3D bioprinter for high-throughput applications. The bioprinter, named the Bio-architect X, was introduced by the biotech company at a bioprinting event. More

3D printed steel reactor turns Teflon waste product into useful synthetic building block

Nov.27, 2017 - Researchers from the CC FLOW consortium in Graz, Austria have developed a custom flow reactor 3D printed from stainless steel which is capable of transforming an environmentally harmful Teflon waste product into a synthetic building block. More

Tractus3D printer cuts Hans Boodt's mannequin production time from 8 weeks to 2 days

Nov.27, 2017 - Dutch mannequin specialist Hans Boodt is using large-scale FDM 3D printers from fellow Dutch company Tractus3D, enabling it to cut mannequin production time from eight weeks to just two days. The Tractus3D T3500 has a build height of 210 cm, ideal for mannequins. More

84 year old Chinese man receives porous 3D printed tantalum knee implant in world first

Nov.27, 2017 - A man in China recently became the first patient in the world to receive a 3D printed tantalum knee joint implant during knee surgery. The procedure was carried out at First Hospital Affiliated to Southwest Hospital, a hospital in Chongqing municipality in southwest China. More

Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos shows off 3D printed face mask after breaking nose

Nov.26, 2017 - Sergio Ramos, captain of Real Madrid and the Spanish national soccer team, will wear a 3D printed mask after breaking his nose during a match. The ultra-lightweight mask is made from a 3D printable material also used in Formula 1 cars and aerospace components. More

Israeli design grad creates '3D Lace' couture lingerie collection using a 3Doodler 3D pen

Nov.25, 2017 - Meet Eden Saadon, the Haifa-born textile designer who's pioneering new possibilities for creating with a 3D printing pen. Once the tool of amateur at-home crafters, 3D printing pens such as the 3Doodler are now being elevated to the high-fashion realm, providing designers of all backgrounds a new way to think'or draw'outside the box. More

Euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke invents Sarco suicide capsule with 3D printer

Nov.24, 2017 - A former doctor from the Netherlands has developed a new machine that will assist people who want to commit suicide. The founder of the Exit International euthanasia campaign wanted to provide a solution for people looking to end their own lives more easily and comfortably. More

Amazing 3D printed design: Jef Montes 'Tormenta' shoe, Klemens Schillinger 'Offline' lamp, Mathias Bengtsson 'Growth' furniture

Nov.24, 2017 - 3D printing continues its role as a tool for creative empowerment, as evidenced by new 3D printed fashion, 3D printed design, and 3D printed furniture offerings from Jef Montes, Klemens Schillinger, and Mathias Bengtsson. More

Footwear Polytechnic's FFLab boosts Italian shoemaking industry with 3D printing

Nov.24, 2017 - Renowned Italian shoe institute The Footwear Polytechnic of Riviera del Brenta is ploughing ahead with its recent partnership with 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap. First announced in September 2016, the collaboration saw the launch of the FFLab, a digital lab specializing in new 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies by German RepRap. More

UVic engineers awarded C$100K to 3D print braces for children with scoliosis and clubfoot

Nov.24, 2017 - A team of researchers based at Canada's University of Victoria are developing 3D printed devices to treat clubfoot and scoliosis in children in the developing world. The team recently received a grant which they will use to test out the technology in Nepal. More

Youbionic's $2100 3D printed double-handed glove is first step on road to 'augmented humans'

Nov.24, 2017 - Italy's Youbionic has used 3D printing to create a bionic 'Double Hand,' a robotic device worn on the wrist that doubles the wearer's manual capacities. A fully assembled version of the device costs $2,100. More

EnvisionTEC presents $6,999 Aria DLP 3D printer for entry-level desktop manufacturing

Nov.24, 2017 - Michigan-based 3D printing company EnvisionTEC has just introduced its latest 3D printer model: Aria. The new machine, priced at $6,999, is described as an 'entry-level' desktop DLP 3D printer ideal for manufacturing jewelry, toys and miniatures, or industrial parts. More

UAE opens exhibition at UN HQ which highlights 3D printed replica of statue of Athena destroyed by ISIL

Nov.23, 2017 - A new exhibition known as 'The Spirit in the Stone' was recently opened at the U.N headquarters. It displays some 3D printed replicas of ancient monuments, including important ones from the Syrian city of Palmyra that were infamously destroyed by Islamic State in 2015 More

Swedish customs authorities raise fears about undetectable 3D printed firearms

Nov.23, 2017 - Swedish customs officials have been voicing their concerns recently about the potential increase in 3D printed firearms. A gun made with a 3D printer can fire live rounds and would be probably undetectable by security checks, making it particularly useful for terrorists wanting to carry out violent acts. More

IGUANEYE to launch ultra-minimal 'Jungle' sandal on Indiegogo this December

Nov.23, 2017 - IGUANEYE, a French startup based out of Porto, Portugal, has developed a new style of customizable sandal which will allow people's feet to breathe without hindering their mobility. The product, called the 'IGUANEYE Jungle,' will soon be featured on Indiegogo. More

3D printed virtual cocktail glass turns water into wine

Nov.23, 2017 - Just in time for the season to drink and be merry, a group of researchers out of the National University of Singapore's Connective Ubiquitous Technology for Embodiment Centre have developed the 'Vocktail': a virtual cocktail glass that can turn water into wine ' at least, as far as your senses are concerned. More

Argentina's National University of Córdoba starts using country's first 3D drug printer

Nov.23, 2017 - The National University of Cordoba in Argentina has recently installed a new 3D printer specifically designed for the production of drugs. Like with other 3D drug printers, it gives more choice over the material and shape of the tablets or pills, enabling better control over the dosage. More

3D printed 'Ghostbuster' catches cars driving the wrong way, alerts other drivers & police

Nov.23, 2017 - Three engineers from Germany's Saarland University have used 3D printing to develop the 'Ghostbuster,' a sensor system that alerts drivers if a vehicle is driving into oncoming traffic. The system can also automatically alert the authorities, leading to safer roads. More

Lockheed Martin Space Systems using 3D printing to stay ahead of the curve in 'NewSpace' industry

Nov.23, 2017 - Rick Ambrose, the executive vice president of space systems at Lockheed Martin, recently dished on how the company is looking to and adopting 3D printing technologies to stay current and relevant in the space exploration field. More

News Roundup: Medicrea spinal implant, Materialise and Simufact, Facilan filaments, 3D printed dental abutments

Nov.22, 2017 - In today's 3D printing roundup you'll find news French company Medicrea Group, as well as from Materialise and Simufact Engineering,'3D4Makers and Sweden-based Perstorp, and Canadian dental company Preferred Dental Technologies. More

Teeth straightening startup Candid raises $15M to bring 3D printed dental aligners to more customers

Nov.22, 2017 - New York-based teeth straightening startup Candid has raised $15 million in a Series A financing round. The round was led by Greycroft, Bessemer, and e.ventures, and the funds will be used to expand operations and find new customers for the company's customized 3D printed aligners. More

HP's Q4 announcement suggests lower-cost, full color 3D printing system, metal 3D printing to come in 2018

Nov.22, 2017 - HP has released its financial results for the final quarter of 2017, as well as a general overview of its 3D printing outlook and future strategy. A price drop is expected for its 3D printers soon, as well as a new metal 3D printing system and full-color printing technology with voxel control. More

Aleph Objects announces 10 new LulzBot 3D printing products, incl. software, filament, tool heads

Nov.22, 2017 - 3D printing company Aleph Objects, known for its LulzBot brand 3D printers, has just announced a slew of ten new 3D printing products it plans to release in the near future. Among the new products are filaments, tool heads, software, and various 3D printer accessories. More

formnext 2017 highlights 3D printing's move from prototyping to production

Nov.22, 2017 - The 2017 edition of the formnext 3D printing conference was bigger than any previous edition, welcoming more than 20,000 attendees. The event demonstrated how additive manufacturing is moving more and more towards production from its rapid prototyping roots. More

Nanoscribe uses tiny 3D printed polymer masters for serial production of micro-components

Nov.22, 2017 - Germany's Nanoscribe, a company specializing in nano-, micro-, and meso-scale 3D printing, has combined its Photonic Professional GT, the 'world's highest-resolution 3D printer' for fabricating tiny plastic components, with conventional serial production technologies. More

3D printing auto parts maker Divergent 3D raises over $65M from Li Ka-shing backed O Luxe

Nov.22, 2017 - Divergent 3D, the company responsible for developing the 3D printed Blade Supercar, has announced the launch of a Series B funding round through which it is seeking to raise up to $107M. The round is led by O Luxe Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong investment firm backed by business magnate Li Ka-shing. More

News Roundup: 3D printed building, ProtoLabs acquires RAPID, Cellink teams with Takara Bio, more

Nov.21, 2017 - Here's another 3D printing news round-up, to make sure you're up to speed with all the latest developments. Stories you might have missed include Cellink partnering with Takara Bio, Proto' Labs acquiring parts supplier RAPID, and more besides. More

ETH Zurich researchers develop 4D prints that can expand up to 200%

Nov.21, 2017 - Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich have published a new study that finds shape memory polymers to be an important catalyst in creating 4D prints with enhanced adaptability and control. According to the study, using these specialized polymers can enable 4D prints with area changes up to 200%. More

Japanese trading giant Sojitz teams with Koiwai to form JAMPT metal 3D printing company

Nov.21, 2017 - Japan's Sojitz Corporation and Koiwai Co., Ltd. have established JAMPT Corporation, a new company that will mass produce and sell metal 3D printed products. The company will be the first in Japan to offer a 'one-stop' metal additive manufacturing service. More

XRobots' James Bruton shows off giant 3D printed Hotwheels Drone Racerz at London parade

Nov.21, 2017 - James Bruton, known for his XRobots creations, has done a special project for his day job at Bladez Toyz. To celebrate a licensing agreement, the maker has 3D printed a giant replica of a Hotwheels Drone Racerz toy. The make was recently shown off in a London toy parade. More

Chinese researchers develop new high-performance photo-curable polyimide ink for SLA and DLP 3D printing

Nov.21, 2017 - A new ink for SLA and DLP printing has been developed by a team of researchers in China. The photo-curable polyimide ink has improved thermal and chemical resistance as well as mechanical properties compared to existing materials used, expanding the range of potential applications More

Archaeologists 3D print and reconstruct skull of Denmark's first Viking king Gorm the Old

Nov.21, 2017 - A team of Danish archaeologists have used 3D printing technology to reconstruct the skull of Gorm the Old, the first historically recognized Viking king of Denmark. The famous king reigned over the Scandinavian country from the year 936 to his death in 958 CE. More

£55 GENERICS' custom 3D printed earphones launches on Kickstarter, '75% cheaper' than rival products

Nov.21, 2017 - GENERICS, a Lebanese startup backed by the UK government, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its 3D printed earphone solution. Users take a smartphone video of their ears, upload it to the GENERICS app, and then receive a custom pair of 3D printed earphones fitted to their ears. More

3D Printing News Roundup: Michelin 3D printed tire, Norsk Titanium investment, AquaRoot 3D printed pipes

Nov.20, 2017 - In today's 3D printing news roundup, there's media recognition for Michelin's 3D printed tire concept, a big investment in Norway's Norsk Titanium, and an Irish cleantech company making biodegradable 3D printed irrigation systems. More

SA architect Handre de la Rey's 3D printed concrete sunglasses now commercially available

Nov.20, 2017 - An architect based in South Africa recently won an award for his innovative approach to eyewear design, making use of concrete to produce a unique pair of sunglasses. Known as CS Project, the glasses are now available to order, with a limited run of 1000 pairs. More

Four unmissable pieces of 3D printed jewelry and interior design

Nov.20, 2017 - These four new 3D printed designs by Alessandro Zambelli, hintlab, Maison 203, and Rick Tegelaar should not be missed. They include 3D printed vases for the house, 3D printed rings and other jewelry, and more. More

3D printed wind-up toys can be made automatically using new computational system

Nov.20, 2017 - A new computational system allows toy lovers to automatically generate intricate mechanical components for wind-up 3D printed toys. The system has been developed by researchers at University of Science and Technology of China, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and University College London. More

A$347K grant to help University of Wollongong open state-of-the-art 3D bioprinting facility

Nov.20, 2017 - Australia's University of Wollongong has been given a AUD 347,000 ($262,358) grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC) to establish a 3D bioprinting facility. The money brings the university one 'step closer' to launching the bioprinting facility. More

Yeehaw Wand: new $99 AR tool for 3D printing lets designers sketch in thin air

Nov.20, 2017 - Startup Yeehaw 3D has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its 'Yeehaw Wand,' an augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing tool for 3D designers. Available from $99, the Yeehaw Wand is a kind of digital brush that can be used to 'create or recreate anything.' More

Dutch non-profit develops waterproof 3D printed VR headset to let disabled 'swim' with dolphins

Nov.20, 2017 - Netherlands-based non-profit The Dolphin Swim Club is making it possible to swim with dolphins in VR. Now, thanks to 3D printed waterproof VR goggles, the technology can even be used in water as therapy for disabled people. More

Five fun 3D printing projects & life hacks: 3D printed baby monitor, BalloonVase, MNT Reform laptop, more

Nov.19, 2017 - Putting together a 3D printing project is a surprisingly great way to relax, so print away the stresses of school or work with these five cool 3D printing projects, each of which can make your day-to-day life a little easier or simply more enjoyable. More

3D printed Octinion strawberry picking robot can pick one berry every three seconds

Nov.18, 2017 - A Belgian engineering company is looking to digitize the way we harvest produce, one strawberry at a time. Heverlee-based startup Octinion has developed a strawberry-picking robot equipped with machine vision and a 3D printed 'hand.' The prototype can determine when a strawberry is ready to be picked, then harvest damage-free produce at a rate similar to human workers. More

Framlab proposes 3D printed vertical housing modules to give shelter to New York's homeless

Nov.18, 2017 - A New York design agency is looking to tackle the city's homelessness crisis one 3D printed module at a time. Conceived as a series of 3D printed micro-neighbourhoods, the Homed project features an array of dense vertical units designed to attach to pre-existing buildings via a scaffold structure, thereby creating an active layer of living modules. More

News Roundup: OR Laser's hybrid 3D printing system, GE Additive acquires GeonX, Ecco footwear, Esun partners with ZYYX 3D printer, more

Nov.17, 2017 - Here's another 3D printing round-up, to keep you up to speed with all the latest developments you might have been too busy to catch. Stories include FIT partnering with NIK, Dassault Systemes collaborating with Ecco, and more besides. More

Abu Dhabi Police unveils plans to create 3D printed patrol cars & police stations on Mars by 2057

Nov.17, 2017 - The Abu Dhabi police force in the UAE has outlined its vision of policing on Mars. The UAE plans to establish a colony on Mars by the year 2117, and the Abu Dhabi police sees itself driving 3D printed patrol cars around the planet to ensure order is maintained. More

Trumpf launches triple-laser TruPrint 5000 laser metal fusion (LMF) 3D printer

Nov.17, 2017 - Geman 3D printer manufacturer Trumpf is demonstrating its latest machine, the TruPrint 5000, at this year's Formnext expo. The medium-format TruPrint 5000 3D printer features a triple-laser system and increased automation, which will speed up printing in order to enable series production. More

Porous 3D printed 'schwarzites' are strong & lightweight, could form entire buildings

Nov.17, 2017 - Engineers at Rice University and Brazil's University of Campinas have created 3D printed schwarzites'mathematical structures named after their creator Hermann Schwarz'with complex curved geometries. The researchers envision buildings being made with the 3D printed structures. More

MakeX launches $149 portable, internet-enabled Migo FDM 3D printer on Kickstarter

Nov.17, 2017 - China-based 3D printer developer MakeX has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new Migo 3D printer. Starting at only $149, the new printer boasts portability, internet connectivity, laser engraving capabilities, and more. More

5% of all spare parts could be digitalized & 3D printed, reports VTT Finland & Aalto University

Nov.17, 2017 - Finland's VTT Technical Research Centre and Aalto University have released findings from their two-year industry research project that investigates how businesses can use digital, 3D printable spare parts to their advantage. The project is valued at around 1.4 million euros ($1.65M). More

3D printing deals and discounts to look for on Blue Friday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017

Nov.17, 2017 - With Thanksgiving around the corner, shoppers'and especially tech shoppers'are getting ready to open up their wallets for great deals on all types of hardware, software, games, accessories, and more.'Check out what's on offer this year for 3D printers and 3D printing accessories. More

Canada's Dalhousie University pioneers 3D printed bolus devices to improve radiation therapy

Nov.17, 2017 - A team of medical professionals and students at Dalhousie University in Canada have created a set of 3D printed 'bolus' devices that will improve the treatment of cancer patients. They are specifically tailored to a patients anatomy, so they will fit more comfortably and optimize the radiation dosage that is adminstered. More

Singapore's LTA leverages 3D printing, robotics and VR to improve rail reliability

Nov.17, 2017 - Singapore's Land Transport Authority and private rail operators will soon be making use of 3D printing, as well as AR, VR and robotics, to improve the way the rail network functions. Maintenance, logistics and training of staff will all be made much faster and cheaper with the use of Industry 4.0 innovations. More

SpaceIL hopes lunar lander's 3D printed legs could help it scoop $20M Google Lunar XPRIZE

Nov.16, 2017 - Israeli nonprofit startup SpaceIL is using 3D printed legs on its unmanned space lander, a spacecraft competing for more than $20 million in prize money as part of the Google Lunar XPRIZE initiative. The 3D printed legs are being supplied by Zurich's RUAG Space. More

3D Potter announces large-scale Potterbot XLS-1 ceramic 3D printer that uses full-body clay

Nov.16, 2017 - The latest product in 3D Potter's Potterbot range, the XLS-1, is now available. It boasts a huge build volume of up to 9 feet in height by 9 feet in diameter, due to its 360 degree continuous print rotation. The printer can extrude clay as well as other ceramic materials, polymers, and even food. More

3D printed 'Family of the Future' debuts at formnext, the joint effort of Flam3D and 30 Flemish partners

Nov.16, 2017 - Some 30 3D printing companies have joined forces to create the 'Family of the Future,' a conceptual project featuring a 3D printed mother, father, and child. Just unveiled at formnext, the Family of the Future serves to demonstrate the power of collaboration and co-creation, as well as sparking the public's imagination as to what 3D printing can do. More

Xact Metal introduces new mid-sized, multi-laser XM300 metal 3D printer

Nov.16, 2017 - American metal 3D printing company Xact Metal has announced a new mid-sized metal 3D printer: the XM300. The machine is the company's second 3D printing product, following its original XM200 laser-based metal 3D printer which was introduced in June 2017. More

Cambridge's 3D printed nanoscale magnetic circuits could improve future electronic devices

Nov.16, 2017 - A team from the University of Cambridge has developed a nanoscale magnetic circuit using 3D nano-printing which is capable of moving information in three-dimensions. This innovation has the potential to increase the processing and storage capabilities of next-gen electronic devices. More

Fluorescent 3D printed microstructures could thwart counterfeit money

Nov.16, 2017 - Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and optical company ZEISS are using fluorescent 3D printed microstructures to improve counterfeit protection. The innovation could prevent the forgery of bank notes, documents, and branded products. More

Watch how Dubai's Emirates is 3D printing aircraft cabin parts using SLS technology

Nov.16, 2017 - Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, is using selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing to make cabin parts for its aircraft. The 3D printed parts, printed by 3D Systems, include video monitor shrouds and cabin air vent grills. More

3D Printing News Roundup: Airbus, Arconic, EOS, Mass Portal, 3D printed sleep apnea mask, Nano Dimension

Nov.15, 2017 - 3D printing news is coming thick and fast these days, and we can't expect you to always stay ahead of the curve. So here's another quick round-up of stories you might have missed, including an award for a 3D printed sleep apnea mask, a new filament drying solution from Mass Portal, and more besides. More

3D printed patient-specific vascular models help University of Mainz hospital take on complex surgeries

Nov.15, 2017 - Surgeons from the University of Mainz Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Department in Germany have turned to 3D printing technology to help advance and improve surgical planning processes for complex vascular operations. More

Dubai's RTA announces plans for 3D printed bus stop, pedestrian bridge & marine transport station

Nov.15, 2017 - Dubai should be seeing a number of new 3D printed civil structures within the next few years. The Roads and Transport Authority recently announced plans for a 3D printed bus stop, pedestrian bridge, marine transport station, as well as the Hatta Gate which doubles as a public art project. More

3D printing helps surgeons separate conjoined twins at Rome's Bambino Gesu pediatric hospital

Nov.15, 2017 - 3D printed models have been used to help separate conjoined twins in Rome. The pair, who are of Algerian nationality, were separated during a 10-hour surgery in which surgeons made use of the 3D printed models. More

3D printing resurrects ancient Egyptian Tomb in Switzerland

Nov.15, 2017 - An ancient Egyptian tomb has been 'resurrected' in Switzerland thanks to advancements in 3D 'scanning and 3D printing technology. Once belonging to Pharaoh Seti I, one of the most important royals in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the 3,300-year-old sarcophagus now sits in 3D printed form in the Antikenmuseum Basel in northwestern Switzerland. More

1,300 sq ft 'World of Warcraft' diorama featuring over 10,000 3D printed characters breaks Guinness World Record

Nov.15, 2017 - Video game developer Blizzard Entertainment has been awarded a Guinness World Record for the largest video game diorama ever produced. The massive diorama spans 1,300 square feet and includes over 10,000 miniature 3D printed characters. More

3D Printing News Roundup: XYZprinting, Nexa3D, BEGO partnership; ANSYS acquires 3DSIM; BASF & BigRep; SLM 800 metal 3D printer

Nov.15, 2017 - In today's 3D printing news roundup you'll find'exciting partnerships, acquisitions, and new 3D printing technology from a range of companies, including BASF, BigRep, 3DSIM, SLM Solutions, and more. More

Sculpteo launches Fabpilot cloud 3D printing software for print factory management

Nov.15, 2017 - 3D printing service provider Sculpteo has launched Fabpilot, its new cloud-based 3D printing software that allows users to manage a 3D printing factory or lab in a more efficient way. The software works with 'most professional 3D printers.' More

5 3D printing stars make Forbes' 30 Under 30 Manufacturing 2018 List

Nov.15, 2017 - Forbes magazine has just unveiled the next edition of its famed 30 Under 30 list, the cr'me de la cr'me of young entrepreneurs and makers set to transform the world of manufacturing. In what may come as no surprise to some, 5 of those headline-grabbers hail from the rapidly-expanding field of additive manufacturing. More

3D Printing News Roundup: Stratasys, Arkema, EOS, Prodways, A.Schulman, Identify 3D, Dynamical Tools

Nov.14, 2017 - Here's some more stories from the 3D printing world you might have missed out on recently. This latest round-up includes news about Arkema and EOS teaming up, Identify 3D launching a new manufacturing process, and more besides. More

Make Magazine founder issues apology after claiming Naomi 'SexyCyborg' Wu is 'not a real person'

Nov.14, 2017 - The founder of Make Magazine, Dale Dougherty, has apologized after unfounded claims that Chinese maker Naomi 'SexyCyborg' Wu was not a real person. The initial statement was made via Twitter last week and has since been deleted. More

BASF tightens grip on 3D printing industry with EOS, XAAR, Ricoh partnerships

Nov.14, 2017 - Chemical company BASF has announced additive manufacturing collaborations and partnerships with EOS, XAAR, and Ricoh as it looks to expand its industrial 3D printing capabilities. The three separate deals will see BASF develop 3D printing materials for the other companies. More

SABIC unveils new FDM & large-format 3D printing materials, prints boat hull

Nov.14, 2017 - Chemicals company SABIC has launched its new LEXAN EXL AMHI240F 3D printing filament, an FDM material offering high performance and low-temperature ductility. SABIC is also releasing other FDM materials and eight new reinforced compounds for large-format additive manufacturing. More

EnvisionTEC introduces larger-scale Perfactory and cDLM 3D printers, software upgrade

Nov.14, 2017 - EnvisionTEC is one of many 3D printing companies that has come out for the formnext 2017 trade show, and like many of its peers it has brought something new to show off: larger versions of both its Perfactory and high-speed cDLM 3D printers as well as an upgrade to its Perfactory Software Suite. More

Dow Chemical announces EVOLV3D platform for high-performance 3D printing materials

Nov.14, 2017 - The Dow Chemical Company, a subsidiary of one of the world's largest chemical companies DowDuPont, has announced its entry into the 3D printing industry with the launch of its EVOLV3D platform for 3D printing materials. More

GE Additive unveils scalable, meter-class, laser powder BETA 3D printing machine from its Project Atlas program

Nov.14, 2017 - GE Additive, the 3D printing arm of General Electric, is at the forefront of developments in industrial 3D printing. The company today unveiled the first scalable, meter-class, laser powder-bed fusion BETA machine'developed as part of its Project A.T.L.A.S program.' More

eSUN's new eBOX storage device keeps 3D printing filaments safe from moisture, dust

Nov.14, 2017 - Chinese 3D printing filament company eSUN has announced a new product which is sure to keep your filaments protected and moisture-free. The multi-function filament storage container, called eBOX, is set to launch at 3D printing expo formnext 2017. More

Roboze's new ARGO 500 can 3D print high-performance parts up to 0.5 cubic meters in size

Nov.14, 2017 - Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze has just unveiled its newest machine: the ARGO 500 3D printer, which is capable of printing high impact parts of up to 0.5 m3 in scale using high-performance materials such as PEEK, Ultem, Carbon PA, and Carbon PEEK. More

News Roundup: CARMAT, AddUp, Sojitz, Kowai, PyroGenesis, 3D printing scam, TWI, Autodesk Netfabb

Nov.13, 2017 - Here's another round-up of 3D printing developments you might have missed recently. Latest stories include CARMAT partnering with AddUp, Japan's Sojitz and Kowai corporations teaming up on a new 3D printing venture, and more besides. More

Swiss researchers develop innovative origami-inspired drone using 3D printing

Nov.13, 2017 - A team of researchers from a major Swiss university has made some serious advances in the field of drone technology. Its newest development is a drone with a lightweight, foldable cage that can wrap itself around a package. This means that the relatively small drone can safely dcarry up to 50 kg. More

French 3D printing initiative 3D Partners invests half a million euro in new headquarters

Nov.13, 2017 - A deal was recently closed that will see the development of a new headquarters for 3D Partners, the 3D printing arm of GIE. GIE is a collaboration between five French businesses that is intending to develop 3D printing technology in the region, for a range of applications. More

How 3D printing helped create Hela's stunning headdress in 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Nov.13, 2017 - Fans of 'Thor: Ragnarok' will be excited to learn that Hela's menacing headdress (worn by actress Cate Blanchett) was made with the help of 3D printing. Ironhead Studio's Jose Fernandez dishes on how the prop was created for the Marvel franchise. More

3D printed skull model saves Australian baby whose nose was blocked with bone

Nov.13, 2017 - A 3D printed skull has helped an Australian infant survive a birth complication. Baby Sophia, from Perth, was born with bone fused over her nasal cavity, and could not breathe without a ventilator. Surgeons used a 3D printed model to get a better look at the skull before operating. More

German company Amtopus 3D prints packaging from apricot cores and other raw bio-materials

Nov.13, 2017 - Amtopus, a company based in Chemnitz, Germany, has recently won an environmental award for its pioneering 3D printing work. It makes use of raw bio-degradable materials, such as apricot cores or wood flour, and processes them into eco-friendly 3D printable materials for making packaging containers. More

NXT Factory completes beam delivery system for NXF1 'Quantum Laser Sintering' 3D printer

Nov.13, 2017 - NXT Factory, the 3D printing company behind Quantum Laser Sintering (QLS), has completed the development of a beam delivery system that converts a single laser into several million micro lasers without power degradation. It will use the technology in its forthcoming NXF1 QLS 3D printer. More

Vietnamese Firm Bkav claims to have beaten iPhone X's Face ID using a $150 3D printed mask

Nov.13, 2017 - 3D printing has been used to bypass Apple's new Face ID security system on the iPhone X. Vietnamese security firm Bkav made a 3D printed mask with silicone features in order to trick Face ID into unlocking an iPhone. More

4 Fun DIY 3D Printing Projects - 3D printed portable rail-gun, duplicate keys, aquatic car tires, customized doors

Nov.12, 2017 - Here's another round-up of some fun DIY projects that have been shared around the hobbyist 3D printing world recently, hopefully giving you inspiration to get involved yourself, or at least providing some comfort in these turbulent times as summer curdles into the sour light of autumn. There's a set of 3D printed tires that let you drive on water, a 3D printed semi-automatic railgun, and more besides. More

Gabrielle Keaton, Miss Multiverse Australia to wear 3D printed dress to world finals

Nov.11, 2017 - 3D printed fashion has officially soared to national heights: fans of the Miss Multiverse Beauty Pageant and Modelling Competition will get to glimpse the first ever 3D printed national costume on Australian finalist Gabrielle Keaton this November in the Dominican Republic. More

Scientists develop a 3D printable fiber for clothes that can cool you down

Nov.10, 2017 - Researchers at the University of Maryland College Park have developed a new textile that could, one day, don as our own personal cooling unit, in place of air conditioning. Recently published in the journal ACS Nano, the study investigates the potential of 3D printing in manufacturing high-tech fabrics designed to keep you cool. More

Tumaker's Voladd desktop 3D printer hits the market, expects to sell 3000 units by end of year

Nov.10, 2017 - A new consumer desktop 3D printer has just hit the market in Spain's Basque country. Tumaker's Voladd FDM machine will be aimed at complete 3D printing beginners, and it comes with a specially designed bio-plastic filament material. More

Australia's TGA may amend regulations on personalized 3D printed medical devices

Nov.10, 2017 - Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is looking at changing regulations on personalized 3D printed medical devices. A consultation was launched on Thursday, with some believing Australia could be off the pace in terms of 3D printing innovation. More

Open-source 3D printed kit transforms $500 wheelchair into $2500 electronic wheelchair

Nov.10, 2017 - A team of around 30 high school roboticists from Ra'anana in Israel has developed a 3D printed Electric Wheelchair Kit that transforms an ordinary wheelchair into a motorized one. The 3D printed tool could save wheelchair users around $2,000. More

3D printing presents cyber security risks for aircraft manufacturers, says Atlantic Council report

Nov.10, 2017 - The Atlantic Council, a Washington, D.C. think-tank has released a new report which outlines the benefits and risks of 3D printing within the aviation sector. The report is entitled 'Aviation Security: Finding Lift, Minimizing Drag.' More

Design students 3D print incredible pleated costumes for Beijing Opera performance

Nov.10, 2017 - At an upcoming performance of Farewell My Concubine by the Beijing Opera, the actors will be dressed in amazingly detailed 3D printed costumes designed by Mingjing Lin and Tsai-Chun Huang, two Fashion and Textile PhD students at the Royal College of Art, London. More

Fast-growing 3D printer company XYZprinting invests in Nexa3D and partners with DWS, Sicnova

Nov.10, 2017 - As XYZprinting prepares to enter the industrial market, the 3D printer company has formed a number of key alliances. New partners include SLA specialists Nexa3D and Digital Wax Systems, as well as large-format additive manufacturing company Sicnova. More

3D Printing News Roundup: Carbon's biocompatible SIL 30 resin, NuVasive, Materialise, SLM, Authentise

Nov.9, 2017 - We've got another round-up of recent 3D printing events for you, in case you've missed out on anything. Latest stories from the 3D printing world include Nuvasive launching a new implant, a collaboration between EWF and CECIM, and more besides. More

XYZprinting taking on industrial market with 5 new 3D printers

Nov.9, 2017 - 3D printing company XYZprinting, known for its user-friendly Da Vinci range of desktop 3D printers, is branching out into the professional sphere with five new 3D printers, including a laser sintering system, a full-color binder jetting printer, and three DLP machines. More

Desktop Metal now taking international pre-orders for 'Studio System' metal 3D printer

Nov.9, 2017 - Desktop Metal has announced it will begin taking international pre-orders for its innovative desktop metal 3D printing 'Studio System.' The Massachusetts-based company has gained significant attention over the past year, since it announced the release of its anticipated metal 3D printing systems. More

HP announces Jet Fusion 3D 4210, new 3D printing materials, expanded partner base for Open Materials Platform

Nov.9, 2017 - Software giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) has just unveiled its newest 3D printing solution: the Jet Fusion 3D 4210, a system upgrade aimed at industrial-scale 3D manufacturing, alongside an expanded materials portfolio. A new slate of partners will also be coming on board for the development of HP's popular Open Materials Platform. More

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine to develop use of 3D printing, drone to boost offshore & marine sector

Nov.9, 2017 - Sembcorp Marine, a Singapore-based marine and offshore engineering company, recently signed an MOU through which it will aim to collaboratively develop 3D printing, drone, and digital twin technologies which could impact the offshore and marine (O&M) industry More

Fraunhofer ILT to unveil large-scale SLM 3D printing system at Formnext 2017

Nov.9, 2017 - Scientists from the Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT have announced they will be presenting their latest technology, a new, large-scale SLM laboratory system, at the upcoming formnext trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. More

3D printed self-balancing scooter is German students' attempt to 'think additively'

Nov.9, 2017 - Students from the University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten in Germany'have designed a first-of-its-kind 3D printed self-balancing scooter. The project is being supported by Stratasys, whose Fortus 900mc 3D printer was used for the larger components. More

UK researchers pioneer breakthrough method to 3D print fully functional electronic circuits

Nov.9, 2017 - Researchers at the UK's University of Nottingham have developed a way to 3D print functional electric circuits using inkjet printing and UV curing. The circuits contain both electrically conductive metallic inks and insulating polymeric inks. More

3D Printing News Roundup: Aldi's £300 Baclo 3D printer, Nano Dimension, LPW, Apworks, SelfCAD, Victrex

Nov.8, 2017 - Here's another round-up of some 3D printing news events you might have missed recently. Stories include Nano Dimension opening a 3D printing customer experience center, SelfCAD giving away free licenses, and more besides. More

Amsterdam unveils two 3D printed sofas, each made up of 3,000 plastic bags

Nov.8, 2017 - The city of Amsterdam has unveiled two 3D printed sofas, each made up of 3,000 plastic bags, as part of its new 'Circulaire Expositie' ( 'Recycling Exhibition'). On display at the Stadhuis until October 26th, this exhibition serves to showcase Amsterdam's commitment towards building a sustainable city, and the role 3D printing plays in that effort. More

Dartmouth's WiPrint tech uses low-cost 3D printed reflectors to custom improve WiFi signals

Nov.8, 2017 - A team of researchers from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire has devised a remarkably simple and affordable way to improve WiFi signals within an indoor space and even strengthen wireless security: 3D printed structures covered in aluminum foil. More

Xuberance & Farsoon 3D print beautiful handbag collections from TPU

Nov.8, 2017 - Shanghai-based design studio Xuberance never ceases to impress us with its stunning 3D printed fashion pieces and accessories. Now, the studio has partnered with Chinese 3D printing company Farsoon to realize two collections of 3D printed handbags. More

NASA kicks off $2M 3D Printed Habitat Challenge Phase 3: On-Site Habitat Competition

Nov.8, 2017 - NASA has kicked off the third phase of its 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, which encourages amateur inventors to come up with 3D printed solutions for human habitats on Mars. Phase 3, the On-Site Habitat Competition, has a $2 million prize purse. More

VERASHAPE to launch new 5-axis VSHAPER FDM 3D printer at formnext 2017

Nov.8, 2017 - Polish 3D printer manufacturer VERASHAPE has announced it will be unveiling its newest product, a 5-axis 3D printer called VSHAPER, at the upcoming formnext 3D printing trade show in Frankfurt. More

Roboze releases new ARGO 500 3D printer for high-performance polymers

Nov.8, 2017 - Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze has just announced the release of a new 'high impact' FDM/FFF 3D printer: the ARGO 500. The company says its new system is built for industrial manufacturing and is capable of printing with high-performance polymers. More

SPEE3D announces global launch of LightSPEE3D metal 3D printer with 'supersonic 3D deposition'

Nov.8, 2017 - Australia's SPEE3D has announced its official global launch and the availability of its industrial 3D printer, which uses supersonic 3D deposition (SP3D) technology to print at extremely fast speeds. The LightSPEE3D printer purportedly print metal parts in a 'matter of minutes.' More

Mulindi Japan One Love to bring 3D printed prosthetics to Rwanda

Nov.7, 2017 - Mulindi Japan One Love is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing mobility and independence to East Africans with disabilities. Since 1996, the project has supplied prosthetic limbs and medical devices to more than 6,000 Rwandans and 2,000 Burundians free of charge. Now, the NGO is launcing a new program for 3D printed prosthetics. More

3D Printing News Roundup: DSM, Toyota Motorsport, Aurora Labs, Worley Parsons, Ultimaker, XJet and more

Nov.7, 2017 - Here's another 3D printing news round-up, to keep you up to speed with all the latest developments. Stories this time include a partnership between Polar 3D and Makers Empire, the release of an update to Ultimaker's 3D printing management software, and more besides. More

3D Systems announces 'Figure 4' 3D printing platforms, DMP 8500 Factory Solution, ProX SLS 6100, Partnerships

Nov.7, 2017 - 3D Systems has unveiled a range of new 3D printing offerings in stereolithography, powder bed metal printing, and selective laser sintering. The products include the SLA-style Figure 4 3D printing platform, DMP 8500 Factory Solution, and ProX SLS 6100 laser sintering solution. More

World's largest lens, 3D printed by Formlabs, coming to Times Square

Nov.7, 2017 - Starting February 1st, Times Square will be even more bedazzled thanks to a new public art installation by Aranda\Lasch and Marcelo Coehlo. 'Window to the Heart' will see the world's largest lens, 3D printed by Formlabs, installed at Father Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets, in a glimmering celebration of love in Times Square. More

Wacom's $99 Pro Pen 3D optimized for tablet-based 3D modeling, ideal for AR & VR designers

Nov.7, 2017 - Japanese tech company Wacom has unveiled the Pro Pen 3D, a tablet stylus designed for 'professional designers and artists.' The three-button pen is compatible with 3D modeling apps like ZBrush and Autodesk Maya, and could therefore assist 3D printer users sketching new designs. More

3D printed MakerSat-0 CubeSat to launch into space this Friday to assist in Made In Space material research

Nov.7, 2017 - A group of students from the Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) and the Caldwell High School in Idaho will have the chance to see a 3D printed satellite it made launched into space this month, thanks to a partnership with Made in Space. More

Weaver desktop 3D printer offers hi-res SLA printing with F-theta lens, 50-micron laser spot

Nov.7, 2017 - Pennsylvania 3D printing company 3DFacture has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new Weaver 3D printer, a stereolithography (SLA) laser 3D printer with an F-theta lens and 50-micron laser spot. The resin 3D printer is available at an early bird price of $999. More

Pjotr introduces first solid gold 3D printed luxury fountain pen for €14K

Nov.7, 2017 - Rein van der Mast, the Dutch designer perhaps better known for his brand name Pjotr, has unveiled his latest 3D printed luxury writing instrument. Named Spica Virginis, the new and extra opulent pen is made from solid 18K gold. More

3D Printing News Roundup: Graphene 3D Lab, PyroGenesis, Rolls Royce, 3D printed headphones from Kalkul

Nov.6, 2017 - Here's another summary of some of the'3D printing news events you might have missed recently. We've got stories about Graphene 3D Lab moving to a new location, some new 3D printed earphones, and more besides. More

BAM, TU Clausthal and German Aerospace Center (DLR) participate in micro-gravity 3D printing tests

Nov.6, 2017 - In a major German research collaboration, several 3D printing experiments have been carried out in micro-gravity conditions on board a series of parabolic flights. Researchers successfully tested a suction system that can stabilize the powder bed used for 3D printing, in the absence of gravity. More

3D printed bioceramic stents inspired by lotus root structure improve vascularization and bone growth

Nov.6, 2017 - A team of researchers from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed a novel design for 3D printed stent made from a biomedical ceramic material and which has a structure inspired by the lotus root. More

Six 3D printed coral reefs installed on Monaco's ocean floor

Nov.6, 2017 - Last week, the Monaco government installed six 3D printed reef units, each measuring 1.2 x 2 metres and weighing 2,500 kilograms. Manufactured by Dutch maritime company Boskalis and supported by Monaco's Prince Albert II Foundation, the reefs could be an important step forward in mitigating marine destruction caused by climate change. More

Blizzident introduces 3D printed flossing device that lets users floss 'with just one bite'

Nov.6, 2017 - Blizzident, a dental 3D printing company, says it has developed a device that could revolutionize the task of flossing. Called the '3D-Flosser,' this new 3D printed device reportedly enables users to floss all their teeth 'with just one bite.' More

3D printed steering wheel helps Bloodhound supersonic car hit 210 mph in 8 seconds

Nov.6, 2017 - The Bloodhound SSC supersonic car has made its first public runs, hitting 210 mph in 8 seconds at Cornwall Airport Newquay in the UK. The car, which has a 3D printed steering wheel tailored to driver Andy Green's specifications, is targeting a world record land speed of 1,000 mph. More

Authentise adds ProtoTech's watermarking technology to 3Diax 3D printing platform

Nov.6, 2017 - It will soon become a whole lot easier for businesses and individuals to add watermarks and serial codes to their 3D prints thanks to a partnership between Utah-based 3D printing software company Authentise and Indian 3D software development company ProtoTech Solutions. More

Amsterdam's 3D printed steel bridge fitted with huge sensor network for real-time 'health' monitoring

Nov.6, 2017 - Researchers from the UK's Alan Turing Institute and Imperial College London are adding a large sensor network to MX3D's 3D printed steel bridge, currently under development in Amsterdam and set for 2018 completion. The sensors will monitor the 'health' of the 3D printed bridge in real time. More

3D printed prototype wearable brain scanner four times as sensitive as current MEG systems

Nov.5, 2017 - A team of researchers from the University of Nottingham and UCL are developing a more effective form of an advanced brain imaging technique. They have used a 3D printed protoype helmet in early tests of their new magnetoencephalography system, which could be at least four times as sensitive as current systems. More

3D printed wearable designed to prevent motorists falling asleep at the wheel

Nov.5, 2017 - An innovative French startup, Ellcie-Healthy, has developed a 3D printed mount that can be worn on the eyes to prevent motorists falling asleep at the wheel. It can be hooked up to a smartphone, and activates a buzzer or flashing LED when warning signs are detected. It will be distributed by eyewear company Optic 2000. More

UK grad student's 'Metamorphosis' project introduces tactile 3D printed tattoos

Nov.4, 2017 - Julien Nikolov, a graduate student from the University of Lincoln in the UK, is rethinking the concept of tattoos in his 'Metamorphosis' design project. Using 3D printing rather than ink and needles, the designer has created three-dimensional, tactile tattoos that wearers can easily wear and remove. More

News Roundup: Praxair's grant, 3D printing speed, Konica Minolta, WSU, HP, RESA Wearables

Nov.3, 2017 - What better way to catch up on all the latest 3D printing news than a 3ders 3D printing news round-up? Stories you might have missed recently include Konica Minolta providing a 3D printer'for an Australian university, new 3D printed parts for the International Space Station's equipment, and more besides. More

Epson announces plans to expand into industrial 3D printing market

Nov.3, 2017 - The President of Japan-based tech giant Epson announced that it will be releasing a new 3D printer to the market in the next few years. This is part of the company's plan to expand its operations and increase revenue by at least 50 percent by 2025. More

With 90 3D printers at its 26 factories, Volkswagen counts on metal 3D printing for exclusive car series & replacement parts

Nov.3, 2017 - Volkswagen AG uses both polymer and metal-based 3D printing in its car manufacturing, but how does it see the current applications and future potentials for metal 3D printing in the industry? More

Engineer to set up Western Australia's first plastic recycling plant to produce 3D printing filament

Nov.3, 2017 - A man from Western Australia has taken it upon himself to launch a plastic recycling plant in Perth which will turn plastic PET waste into 3D printing filaments. The project is going by the name of Greenbatch. More

French manufacturers moves into metal 3D printing arena

Nov.3, 2017 - At a recent symposium in Charleville-M'zi'res, France, 3D printing companies came together to discuss, demonstrate, and experiment with metal 3D printing technologies. The event was organized by French metal additive manufacturing firm Platinium 3D. More

Nintendo Wii-inspired $10 Microchip turns 2D ultrasound machines into 3D imaging devices

Nov.3, 2017 - Researchers from Duke University and Stanford University have used a $10 microchip to make a simple 3D ultrasound imaging device that produces scans similar in quality to CT or MRI scans. The 3D printed device works like a Nintendo Wii controller, by working out its orientation at a given point. More

Methane from Yellowstone Park: a new 3D printing material?

Nov.3, 2017 - Researchers at Montana State University are investigating an unlikely source for new 3D printer material: the methane-producing microbes in Yellowstone National Park. Recently awarded $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation, the project will leverage the little-understood methane-producing microbes that live underground Yellowstone. More

Fraunhofer ILT, Rapid Shape develop support-free 'TwoCure' resin 3D printing process

Nov.3, 2017 - German 3D printing company Rapid Shape and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT have developed 'TwoCure,' a new resin 3D printing process that is similar to DLP 3D printing but which requires no support structures. More

News Roundup: Orbital ATK, Techniplas, DWS, 3D printed silicone, 3D printed rocket motor, One-step 3D printing of catalysts

Nov.2, 2017 - The world of 3D printing technology doesn't slow down for anyone or anything, and it's not difficult to find yourself lagging behind all the recent developments. So here's another helpful round-up of stories you might have missed recently, including the University of Suffolk getting its first 3D printer, a 3D printed rocket motor being successfully tested, and more besides. More

U.S. military's 3DMAC 3D prints custom assistive devices and prosthetics for war veterans

Nov.2, 2017 - 3D printing in the military is really taking off, but it's not all 3D printed drones and weaponry: the technology is also serving an important rehabilitative purpose for soldiers who are injured and lose limbs on the battlefield. More

Google AI sees 3D printed turtle as a rifle, MIT researchers explain why

Nov.2, 2017 - Researchers at MIT have carried out an investigation into 'adversarial examples,' objects that can fool AI vision into thinking an object is something completely different. The researchers made a 3D printed turtle that fooled Google's Inception-v3 into thinking it was a gun, even from multiple angles. More

Hoversurf Formula: a 3D printed flying car that costs under $100K

Nov.2, 2017 - Hoversurf, a futuristic vehicle company based in San Francisco and Moscow, has unveiled 'Formula,' a revolutionary flying car made with 3D printed carbon fiber and metal. The vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle seats five, and could be in the air by 2018. More

Westinghouse to install first 3D printed nuclear reactor fuel part by 2018

Nov.2, 2017 - Westinghouse is intending to install the first 3D printed fuel component in a nuclear reactor, and it should be done by Fall 2018. Supported by the Department of Energy, the company is currently researching various AM processes, as well as trying to speed up the standardization of materials so AM implementation can become more widespread. More

TU Delft researchers fabricate shape-shifting objects with hobbyist 3D printers and origami techniques

Nov.2, 2017 - A research team at TU Delft, which is responsible for the impressive 3D printed automated origami structures that could be used for medical implants and other applications, have made some updates to this process. Their new structures can incorporate sequential, time-delay folding, and this has been achieved with cheaper materials and equipment. More

Google launches Poly, a free 3D object library for AR and VR developers

Nov.2, 2017 - Google has launched Poly, an object library for augmented and virtual reality applications. The 3D objects are free, and should be compatible with AR/VR platforms like Google's ARCore and Apple's ARKit. More

Industrial 3D printing software firm 3YOURMIND secures $12M investment, opens NYC office

Nov.2, 2017 - 3YOURMIND, a Berlin-based industrial 3D printing software solutions company, has announced that it has raised $12 million through a Series A funding round. The company also announced it will be opening its first east coast office in New York City. More

3D Bioprinting BioBots changes name to Allevi, introduces new and accessible software

Nov.2, 2017 - Philadelphia-based 3D bioprinter developer BioBots has announced it is rebranding itself under the company name Allevi. The startup has also launched a new bioprinting software which it says will enable scientists and tissue engineers to work more easily with their bioprinters. More

Vancouver-based LifeTec to build homes faster with Framecad steel beam 3D printing tech

Nov.1, 2017 - LifeTec Construction Group Inc., a Vancouver-based construction firm is aiming to bring 3D printed housing structures to the Canadian city in an effort to provide a faster, more efficient home-building process. More

LumiPocket LT Personal Fabricator: multifunctional UV resin 3D printer on market for $760

Nov.1, 2017 - Lumi Industries, an Italian 3D solutions company, has announced the commercial availability of the LumiPocket LT Personal Fabricator, a multifunctional open source resin 3D printer. The 3D printer has been in production since the start of the year following a successful crowdfunding campaign. More

Sandia National Lab team 3D prints 20% more efficient solar power receivers

Nov.1, 2017 - A team from Sandia National Laboratories, one of three National Nuclear Security Administration research and development laboratories, says it has developed fractal-like concentrating solar power receivers that are more effective at absorbing sunlight that existing systems.' More

Architect Vincent Callebaut envisions rebuilding liberated Mosul with 3D printed 'farming bridges'

Nov.1, 2017 - Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has won the Rifat Chadirji Prize for his proposal to build five farming bridges made from modular 3D printed housing units. The prize was awarded to the best idea for rebuilding the liberated and heavily destroyed parts of Mosul, Iraq. More

3D Printing News Roundup: 3D Systems 3Q17 results, Kodak 3D printer, AIMS, K2M's titanium spinal implants

Nov.1, 2017 - In today's 3D printing roundup we're reporting some less than stellar financial results from 3D printing giant 3D Systems, an upcoming 3D printing ecosystem from tech company Kodak, 3D printed heart models helping Indian surgeons, and more.' More

iPen: wincoud's 'safe' $49 3D printing pen looks to get kids, schools involved with 3D design

Nov.1, 2017 - Chinese startup wincoud has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the iPen, a low-temperature 3D printing pen billed as being especially safe for children. Backers can secure a super early bird 3D pen for HK$382 ($49). More

Markforged announces $30M Series C funding from Siemens' next47, Microsoft Ventures, Porsche SE

Nov.1, 2017 - MA-based Markforged, known for 3D printers that produce plastic parts strengthened by carbon fiber and other materials, today announced that it has completed a $30 million Series C round of funding. More

Stranger Things' monstrous Demogorgon came from a 3D printer, not the Upside Down

Nov.1, 2017 - The visual effects team behind Netflix sensation Stranger Things has revealed how it used 3D printing during the development of the show's monsters, including the nightmarish 'Demogorgon.' Studio models were 3D printed on a Formlabs SLA 3D printer. More

Researchers develop 3D printed orthopaedic casts with improved thermal comfort

Nov.1, 2017 - A team of researchers from TU Delft and Boston University have collaborated on development of new 3D printed orthopaedic casts. It's the first time that the thermal comfort of a patient's skin has been taken into account in the production of casts.The 3D printed structure incorporates air holes in specific places to optimize airflow. More

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