New ECAM system is a low-cost, electrochemical-based metal 3D printer

Oct.31, 2017 - A research group from the Imperial College London in the UK has reportedly developed a new and low-cost process for metal 3D printing. The innovative technique, called Electrochemical Additive Manufacturing (ECAM) uses electroplating technology to build up metal objects in a cost-efficient manner. More

€1.2 million Niedersachsen ADDITIV 3D printing center unveiled in Hanover, Germany

Oct.31, 2017 - Northwestern Germany is poised to be a leading player in the 3D printing industry thanks to a new state-sponsored centre for additive manufacturing in Hanover. The landmark Niedersachsen ADDITIV facility represents a '1.2 million investment for the government of Lower Saxony, and will focus on research, development, and technology transfer. More

Formnext preview: SondaSys 01 SLS 3D printer, Sharebot Antares SLA, atum3D's DLP Station 5, SABIC's new filament

Oct.31, 2017 - Here's a brief round-up of four companies that will be exhibiting at this year's Formnext show in Frankfurt. Each business is showing off a new 3D printing system, material or service that should be pointing the way forward for the 3D printing world. More

3D printed small intestine helps Cornell scientists understand gut bacteria

Oct.31, 2017 - Biologists at Cornell University in New York have 3D printed a microscopic artificial small intestine. The synthetic gut could help researchers better understand bacteria and the human immune system. More

Breakthrough: LLNL's 3D printed marine grade stainless steel now three times stronger

Oct.31, 2017 - Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have made a breakthrough in 3D printing 316L, a 'marine grade' stainless steel. Marine grade steels, used in places like oil pipelines, engine parts, and kitchen equipment, typically have a low corrosiveness and high ductility. More

Ohio researchers use 3D printing to develop 'Hovering' millimeter wave antenna arrays with improved signal strength

Oct.31, 2017 - Researchers at Ohio State's ESL will be making use of 3D printing technology as part of a project to make antenna arrays. These arrays will use higher frequencies and innovative lenses, and can 'float' in the air, in order to improve signal strength and provide continuous bandwidth. More

3D Printing News Roundup: Ricoh's new material, Bio-based 3D printing polymer, 3D printed moth antenna replica, more

Oct.30, 2017 - 3D printing news just keeps coming, and we know it's not always easy to stay abreast of all the exciting developments. That's why we're here with a brief summary of things you might have missed recently, including Ricoh developing a new material, J Group Robotics launching a new FDM machine, and more besides. More

MIT's new 3D printed nozzle device could make versatile nanofiber meshes at much lower cost

Oct.30, 2017 - Researchers at MIT have developed a 3D printed nozzle device for producing nanofiber meshes. The device, made with a DLP 3D printer, matches the speed and power of its MIT-made predecessor, but produces more uniform fiber diameters at a much lower cost. More

Is distributed manufacturing with flexible 3D printing filament worth it? Michigan Tech finds out

Oct.30, 2017 - Researchers from Michigan Technological University have conducted a study into the cost of 3D printing consumer goods using flexible filament. The researchers 3D printed 20 flexible products in NinjaFlex filament, analyzing the overall cost and technical feasibility of the 3D printed items. More

Kyushu University scientists successfully transplant 3D bioprinted liver buds into rats

Oct.30, 2017 - Scientists from the Kyushu University in Japan have recently demonstrated the ability to implant their 3D bioprinted liver tissue into rats. The breakthrough could mark a step in the right direction for the development of implantable 3D printed liver tissue in humans. More

$9.3M 'Just in time' 3D printed bone implant project in Australia set to transform tumour surgery

Oct.30, 2017 - A recent collaboration between the Australian government, Melbourne's RMIT University, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, and medical tech company Stryker is aiming to solidify the country's prominent place within the 3D printed implant industry. More

South Australian Government provides AU$1.4M grant to establish Additive Manufacturing Applied Research Network

Oct.30, 2017 - The Government of South Australia is providing a AU$1.4 million grant to the University of Adelaide to establish the Additive Manufacturing Applied Research Network. The new facility will create jobs and enable many advanced manufacturing projects in defence, medical devices, dental prostheses and injection moulding to be undertaken in Adelaide.' More

Industrial Digitalisation Review: UK can create $600bn & 175,000 manufacturing jobs via Industry 4.0, 3D printing

Oct.30, 2017 - The 'Industrial Digitalisation Review,' a UK government-commissioned review on industrial digitalization, has suggested that the UK could create '455 billion ($600 billion) and 175,000 new jobs by embracing Industry 4.0 technology like 3D printing. More

5 Fun DIY Projects - 3D printed Rubik's cube robot, Art Deco speaker, stamp mold, LED eye, retro computer Raspberry Pi case

Oct.29, 2017 - Here's another fun round-up of fun DIY 3D printing projects from a bunch of fun people making their own way in the hobbyist world. This time we've got a 3D printed robot that can solve Rubik's Cubes, an ornate 3D printed speaker, and much more besides. More

Belgian artist Cédric Van Parys re-imagines Shanghai architecture in 25 3D printed models

Oct.28, 2017 - Cédric Van Parys' acclaimed 'Monuments for Progress' project, exhibited earlier this year at the Venice Biennale, pays homage to the stunning architectures that dot the Shanghai skyline, taking them to new heights in the form of 25 tiny 3D printed models, all created to scale. More

3D Printing News Roundup: Sandvik, Voxeljet, Zimpure V2, 4Web Medical, ADAPTIV 3D printed shoe, Airwolf 3D

Oct.27, 2017 - If you're looking for a brief but informative round-up of recent 3D printing news that might have passed you by, then you've come to the right place. Stories include a Dodge car with the most 3D printed parts yet being unveiled, Sandvik launching research into additive manufacturing, and more. More

ASPIR: Choitek's full-size DIY humanoid robot is made up of over 90 3D printed parts

Oct.27, 2017 - Robotics startup Choitek has released a tutorial for building a full-size 3D printed humanoid robot named ASPIR. The robot, which consists of over 90 3D printed parts and costs roughly $2,500 to construct, is an ambitious project probably not intended for the faint of heart. More

Natural Robotics' VIT SLS 3D printer available for $7K on Kickstarter

Oct.27, 2017 - Spanish 3D printing company Natural Robotics has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its VIT laser sintering 3D printer. Backers can secure the 3D printer for €5,999 ($7K), saving 45 per cent on the retail price. More

Top 16 3D printed Halloween 2017 costumes, props, and decorations

Oct.27, 2017 - For our third year in a row, 3Ders is bringing you its favorite 3D prints for the Halloween season. From costumes, to props, to awesome decorations, makers have gone above and beyond with designs for the year's spookiest holiday. More

UK Brunel scientists develop flexible, wearable 3D printed battery

Oct.27, 2017 - A team of researchers at London's Brunel University have made a significant 3D printing breakthrough in the field of wearable electronics. They have used the technology to develop a wristband that can also recharge a battery. This is the first time a single, continuous extrusion-based 3D printing process has been used for this purpose. More

AstroPrint Desktop 3D printing app introduces 3D model manipulation, better cloud sync, more

Oct.27, 2017 - San Diego's AstroPrint has launched a new 3D printing app. AstroPrint Desktop is a cross-platform, cloud-enabled desktop app that lets 3D printer users manipulate and print designs locally and via the cloud. More

SHINING 3D now offering PointShape Inspector software with metrology 3D scanners

Oct.27, 2017 - SHINING 3D, one of China's leading 3D printing companies, has announced a partnership with South Korean software and engineering firm PointShape to offer a streamlined and well-rounded 3D scanning process with inspection, modification, reverse engineering, and measurement features. More

3D Printing News Roundup: Hailey Dawson at World Series, RTI Surgical, Ultimaker, Creaform aerospace software, more

Oct.27, 2017 - In today's 3D printing roundup we've got an array of news from across the industry: 7-year-old Hailey Dawson will pitch a World Series game with her 3D printed hand, RTI Surgical has released a new 3D printed spinal implant system, Ultimaker has secured a significant investment, and more. More

The US Marines have started 3D printing explosives

Oct.26, 2017 - A division of the US marines has officially begun to 3D print and test small explosives, a U.S. Defense Department blog reported yesterday. While only in its initial testing phase, the results have been successful so far. More

Hexatope: design your own 3D printed pendant in silver or gold

Oct.26, 2017 - Hexatope is a new app that lets users design their own pendant necklace in 3D printed sterling silver or 18-carat gold plating. Designs created on the interactive app are hand-produced by UK designer Charlotte Dann in her East London studio. More

3D printer manufacturer UNIZ raises over $6M in investments, continues expansion

Oct.26, 2017 - 3D printer manufacturer UNIZ has announced another successful round of investment, primarily from Chinese backers. The company has received over 6 million, towards development and distribution of its flagship SLASH desktop machines as well as the new ZSLTV industrial range. More

3D printed tree bark could prevent fires (knock on wood)

Oct.26, 2017 - Researchers at Switzerland's Bern University of Applied Sciences in Biel have developed a new way to extract tannins from native tree bark in order to produce adhesives, composites, and 3D printing materials. Tannin foams are highly fire-resistant, making them suitable for light construction. More

3D printed gas-absorbing MOF-plastic sensors could help fuel hydrogen-powered cars

Oct.26, 2017 - Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology have found that 3D printed ABS plastic has the potential to integrate MOF substances that can store and detect gases in the environment. More

XON's 3D printed IoT ORBITREC bike available to buy soon

Oct.26, 2017 - ORBITREC, a customizable 3D printed bike with metal parts made using generative design and lattice structures, is almost ready for commercialization. XON's IoT-connected bicycle gathers data from its environment to improve performance, and was first seen at CES 2016. More

3D Printing News Roundup: GKN, H3D, Sharebot, Fishy Filaments, Tinkerine Studios

Oct.25, 2017 - Here's another 3D printing news roundup to keep you up to speed with the latest happenings. Stories include Fishy Filaments finding investors, GKN adopting 3D printing methods, and much more besides. More

3D printer that turns nano-cellulose into nutritious meals could be part of your kitchen in 5 years

Oct.25, 2017 - Two researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem claim to have developed food 3D printing technology capable of printing entire meals from nano-cellulose, a naturally occurring fiber that contains no calories. More

Saudi researchers propose 3D printed braces with LEDs and batteries for faster teeth alignment

Oct.25, 2017 - A team of researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia are developing 'smart 3D printed braces' which could help straighten and align teeth faster thanks to embedded LED lights and non-toxic batteries. More

BASF & Poietis renew partnership to develop 3D bioprinted skin models for cosmetics testing

Oct.25, 2017 - German chemicals company BASF has signed an agreement with French biotech firm Poietis to continue developing services and products in the 3D bioprinting field. More

Volkswagen 3D prints $23.5K Kinazo ENDURO e1 electric bicycle in Slovakia

Oct.25, 2017 - Slovakian company Kinazo Design has 3D printed an electric bicycle with the help of Volskwagen. The vehicle, printed on a Concept Laser X Line 2000R 3D printer, is available to buy for €20,000 ($23,500). More

XRobots' James Bruton aims to break Guinness world record with 3.6 m tall 3D printed statue of himself

Oct.25, 2017 - UK-based maker James Bruton, known primarily for his XRobots Youtube 3D printing projects, recently unveiled a gigantic 3D printed sculpture of himself at the Winchester Discovery Centre in Hampshire, England. More

Air Force researchers examine 3D printing composites with National Synchrotron Light Source II beamline

Oct.25, 2017 - Air Force Research Laboratory researchers have joined forces with beamline scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II at Brookhaven National Laboratory, using extremely bright X-rays to examine 3D printing materials and processes. More

XJet announces new Carmel 1400 and 700 ceramic and metal NPJ 3D printers

Oct.25, 2017 - Israeli 3D printing company XJet Ltd. has launched its new line of XJet Carmel AM System 3D printers. The new series comprises the Carmel 1400 and Carmel 700 AM systems, the former of which will be presented at the upcoming formnext 3D printing event in Frankfurt, Germany. More

AMT-SPECAVIA builds Europe's first habitable 3D printed building

Oct.24, 2017 - AMT-SPECAVIA, a Moscow-based group of machining and 3D printing companies, says it has built Europe's first habitable 3D printed house. The residence, located in Yaroslavl and reportedly spanning almost 300 square meters, may also be Europe's largest 3D printed building. More

Meet the Welsh woman with the first 3D printed jaw in the world

Oct.24, 2017 - Retail worker Debbie Hawkins of Swansea is now the first person in the world with a 3D printed jaw. After developing a severe tumour in her lower jawbone, Hawkins turned to the surgical team at Morriston Hospital, who developed an ingenious method of reconstructing Hawkins' jaw with 3D printed titanium. More

3D Printing News Roundup: NYU 3D printed tumor study, Norsk Titanium wins award, MIT uses Aether 1 bioprinter

Oct.24, 2017 - In today's 3D printing roundup you'll see news from NYU and Stratasys, metal 3D printing company Norsk Titanium, and bioprinter manufacturer Aether, whose Aether 1 is being used by MIT researchers. More

First flexible 'wristband' supercapacitors 3D printed using single continuous extrusion method

Oct.24, 2017 - A team of researchers at London's Brunel University has made a 3D printing breakthrough in the field of wearable electronics, using the technology to develop a wristband that can also recharge a battery. It is the first time a single, continuous extrusion-based 3D printing process has been used for this purpose. More

Dutch architecture company Aectual to install incredible 3D printed flooring at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport

Oct.24, 2017 - Aectual, a sustainable architecture company based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is showcasing its custom 3D printed floor designs at Dutch Design Week, October 21-29. A floor with terrazzo finish will be installed at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport in November. More

SHINING 3D and Geomagic launch promotion for EinScan 3D scanners and reverse engineering software

Oct.24, 2017 - Chinese 3D scanning and printing company SHINING 3D is partnering with Geomagic, the engineering software branch of 3D Systems, to offer a 'full reverse engineering solution.' The collaboration will pair SHINING 3D's EinScan handheld scanner products with Geomagic's reverse engineering software. More

Wacker Chemie's multi-material silicone 3D printing adds complexity to elastomer parts

Oct.24, 2017 - ACEO, a brand of German chemical company Wacker Chemie AG, has developed a 3D printing process for multi-material silicone printing. The silicone additive manufacturing technology will be demonstrated at the upcoming formnext 3D printing event in Frankfurt, Germany. More

SHINING 3D pairs EinScan 3D scanners with Verisurf software to offer 'complete' reverse engineering solution

Oct.24, 2017 - Chinese 3D printing and scanning expert SHINING 3D has announced a new partnership with California-based metrology software developer Verisurf. Together, the companies will offer consumers a complete reverse engineering solution. More

News Roundup: Yissum develops 3D printed food, Henkel's new 3D printing facility, First 3D printed skyscraper in Dubai, more

Oct.23, 2017 - Here's another round-up of what's been happening recently in the world of 3D printing. Things you might have missed include Yissum announcing a new 3D printed food platform, Nuvasive adding to its portfolio of 3D printed implants, and more besides. More

Microsoft HoloLens Mixed Reality headset helps Spanish doctors cut surgery time in half

Oct.23, 2017 - Spanish medical tech company Exovite has joined forces with Gregorio Mara''n Hospital in Madrid. The collaboration has resulted Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets being used by surgeons, allowing them to quickly see CT scan data, ultrasound data, and more through Microsoft HoloLens goggles. More

Metal 3D printer manufacturer BeAM increases capital by 1.6 million euros

Oct.23, 2017 - French metal 3D printing startup BeAM has announced a 1.6 million euro increase in its capital thanks to a decision from its thirteen private shareholders. The renewed investment brings the 3D printer manufacturer's capital up to over 8 million euros. More

3D printed 'Nintimdo RP' is a Nintendo Switch replica that plays classic games

Oct.23, 2017 - Tim Lindquist, an electrical engineering student at Iowa State University, has built a 3D printed Nintendo Switch with a Raspberry Pi computer. Unlike the real thing, the 'Nintimdo RP' uses the RetroPie emulation platform, allowing gamers to play retro Nintendo games from years gone by. More

Italian jewelry designer Paola Valentini wins Franceclat award for bracelet 3D printed from gold powder

Oct.23, 2017 - Paola Valentini, an Italian jewelry designer based in Paris, has been awarded the top design prize for a 3D printed jewelry contest organized by the Comite Franceclat. Valentini received the distinction for a cuff bracelet 3D printed from rose gold. More

FAA's 8-year 'Additive Manufacturing Strategic Roadmap' lays groundwork for 3D printed aircraft development

Oct.23, 2017 - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing a draft version of its Additive Manufacturing Strategic Roadmap. The document explains how the FAA can regulate and certify 3D printed aircraft parts over the next seven to eight years. More

Virginia museum uses 3D printed tactile artefacts in 'touch tours' for visually impaired

Oct.23, 2017 - The Virginia Historical Society (VHS), a Richmond-based museum dedicated to Virginia's history, has recently embraced 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies to give their visually impaired visitors a more dynamic and thorough experience. More

Obayashi Corporation's 3D printed curved bridge first of its kind in Japan

Oct.22, 2017 - A 3D printing system created by Obayashi Corporation could increase the implementation of the technology in Japanese construction projects. It's the country's first concrete 3D printing system, and was tested out by building a curved bridge. More

This startup built an affordable 3D bioprinter from a Monoprice Select Mini

Oct.21, 2017 - American startup 3D Cultures has just released the Tissue Scribe bioprinter, a desktop system equipped for 3D printing bio-materials in research labs, classrooms, and even at home. Priced at $999, the Tissue Scribe is notable for its price tag, but more so because this 3D bioprinter is literally built from the desktop 3D printer Mono Price Select Mini. More

UK startup Plumen wants to light your home with new 'Ruche' 3D printed lampshades

Oct.21, 2017 - Plumen, a UK-based lamp and lighting company, has teamed up with designer and engineer Hook Phanthasuporn to develop a series of 3D printed hanging lampshades. Called 'Ruche,' the 3D printed lampshade collection was inspired by forms and shapes found in nature. More

DISTRO: Researchers create digital 3D objects from incomplete 3D scanning data

Oct.20, 2017 - Researchers from Germany's Saarland University and Max Planck Institute for Informatics have joined Intel to improve digital 3D object creation using incomplete 3D scanning data. 'VConv-DAE' is a convolutional volumetric auto encoder that learns volumetric representation from noisy data. More

University of Michigan professor doubles 3D printing speeds using vibration-mitigating algorithm

Oct.20, 2017 - The Smart and Sustainable Automation Research Laboratory of Chinedum Okwudire, an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, has developed a software algorithm called 'FBS Vibration Compensation' that effectively doubles 3D printing speeds. More

Thermwood & collaborators 3D print PSU helicopter mold using LSAM technology

Oct.20, 2017 - A joint team from Purdue University's Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center, Thermwood Corporation, Applied Composite Engineering (ACE), and Techmer PM has produced a composite helicopter part using a mold that was 3D printed out of polysulfone (PSU). More

Raspberry Pi-powered, 3D-printed robot-lab allows scientists to study the life of flies

Oct.20, 2017 - A 3D printed robotic device developed at the UK's Imperial College London'allows scientists to monitor many insects at once. The Raspberry Pi-powered device allows neuroscientists to closely examine fruit flies, which are surprisingly similar to humans in many ways. More

Israel's CollPlant to improve 3D bioprinted organs following $5M investment from billionaire Martin Schlaff

Oct.20, 2017 - Israeli 3D bioprinting company CollPlant Holdings Ltd. has announced it will be moving ahead with the development of implantable 3D printed organs. The announcement follows a significant investment from Alpha Capital, the foreign investment company owned by Austrian billionaire Martin Schlaff. More

3D printed cell-opening mechanism opens new possibilities in camouflage, drug delivery

Oct.20, 2017 - Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have used 3D printing to design a unique sequential cell-opening mechanism that could be used for drug delivery and color-changing camouflage materials. More

New design for more efficient solar cells takes inspiration from black butterfly wings and 3D printing

Oct.19, 2017 - A team of researchers from Caltech and a German university have taken inspiration from butterflies and 3D printing for their latest project. They have developed a design for more efficient solar cells, based on the scaly structure of a black butterfly's wings. More

3D Printing News Roundup: Sciaky and Altem Tech win awards, NuVasive launches new 3D printed implant, more

Oct.19, 2017 - Here's your 3D printing news roundup for October 19, 2017. In it you'll find news from EBAM inventor Sciaky, India-based Altem Technologies, 3D printed medical implant company NuVasive, and methane conversion researchers from Montana State University. More

New Matter launches 30% faster MOD-t 3D printer on Kickstarter, starting at $199

Oct.19, 2017 - New Matter, the 3D printer startup that brought us the low-cost MOD-t desktop printer in 2014, is now back and better than ever with the launch of its second-generation MOD-t. More

Zoo Knoxville turtle wears tiny 3D printed mask to protect face injury

Oct.19, 2017 - Patches, a small black-breasted leaf turtle and resident at Zoo Knoxville in Tennessee, has been fitted with a 3D printed mask to help protect a facial injury she obtained last year. More

Stargate 3D printer could help Relativity Space build rockets on Mars

Oct.19, 2017 - Orbital launch company Relativity Space plans to use 'Stargate,' which it says is the largest metal 3D printer in the world, to fabricate rockets on Mars. The 3D printer uses multiple print heads to process strong proprietary alloys. More

Cosmetics brand Lush to explore 3D printed molds and products at new $17M UK facility

Oct.19, 2017 - Cosmetics brand Lush will be investing in 3D printing technologies to manufacture molds for its products and perhaps even cosmetics, according to Mark Constantine, co-founder of the UK-based company. More

Australia's Charles Darwin University fires up rocket-powered LIGHTSPEE3D metal 3D printer

Oct.19, 2017 - Charles Darwin University in Australia has started using its LIGHTSPEE3D metal 3D printer, built by Australian additive manufacturing company SPEE3D. Darwin's machine is the first operational LIGHTSPEE3D printer in the world. More

SLM Solutions secures largest ever order as Asian customer requests 70 metal 3D printers

Oct.18, 2017 - Metal 3D printer manufacturer SLM Solutions has just secured its largest ever order. An Asian customer will be purchasing 70 of the company's 3D printers in a deal that could be worth up to 48 million euros to the German additive manufacturing company. More

3D Printing News Roundup: 3D printed sternum, Ultimaker Cura 3.0, Safilo 3D printed sunglasses, 3D Lab

Oct.18, 2017 - To mark the halfway point of the 3D printing week, here's a roundup of some more additive tidbits: Ultimaker launches its Cura 3.0 slicing software, an Anatomics 3D printed sternum implant is successfully implanted into a patient, and more. More

Mantis Hacks' latest make is a giant 3D printed LEGO Forklift

Oct.18, 2017 - Matt Denton, a maker known on Youtube for his Mantis Hacks videos, has wowed us once again with his latest project: a giant 3D printed LEGO forklift. The make is a scaled up replica of LEGO's technic Forklift [Kit 850] from 1977. More

New 'fully integrated' Voladd 3D printer launches on Kickstarter for $587

Oct.18, 2017 - A startup from San Sebastian in Spain has launched a new 'fully integrated' 3D printer on Kickstarter. Called the Voladd 3D printer, the new machine is available for as little as 499 euros ($587). More

MakerBot Labs: new experimental 3D printing platform is MakerBot's olive branch to open source community

Oct.18, 2017 - New York 3D printing company MakerBot has launched MakerBot Labs, an experimental platform with open APIs, custom print modes, and an online resource-sharing site. The platform purportedly allows users to 'push the limits' of 3D printing. More

Cicada-inspired 3D printed PEKK implants could reduce bacterial infections without antibiotics

Oct.18, 2017 - A team of researchers from Northeastern University in Boston and the Wenzhou Medical University in China have taken inspiration from cicada wings to develop infection-resistant 3D printed orthopedic implants from PEKK plastic. More

World's first 3D printed bicycle bridge opens to cyclists in Netherlands

Oct.18, 2017 - Officials in the Netherlands have announced the opening of the world's first concrete 3D printed bridge for cyclists. The bridge, that will serve two-wheeled commuters in the southeastern town of Gemert, is eight meters long and crosses a water-filled ditch. More

Millie the greyhound becomes first dog in Australia to receive 3D printed prosthetic leg

Oct.18, 2017 - Millie, a Greyhound pup with a missing paw from Australia, has been fitted with a custom 3D printed prosthetic leg. The 3D printed prosthetic, designed by Millie's owner, has allowed the dog to walk and even run normally again. More

3D Printing News Roundup: Creaform schools deal, NASA challenge, GE and GKN collab, more

Oct.17, 2017 - Today's 3D printing news roundup has a bit of everything, with medical 3D printing developments being complemented by an educational 3D scanning initiative, the launch of GKN Group's new Additive business, and even a new NASA 3D printing challenge for students. More

DOE awards University of Pittsburgh's Minking Chyu $600K to improve gas turbines with 3D printing

Oct.17, 2017 - Dr. Minking Chyu, a Distinguished Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Pittsburgh, has impressed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with his 3D printed turbine research, earning $600,000 in the process. More

iPad 3D scanner helps Washington University scientists measure swollen legs of elephantiasis patients

Oct.17, 2017 - In collaboration with workers in Sri Lanka, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis have used an iPad-mounted infrared 3D scanner to measure limb enlargement and disfigurement in elephantiasis patients. The technique could replace older and impractical methods. More

$2,500 Platonics Ark billed as 'first 3D printer for architects'

Oct.17, 2017 - Finland-based 3D printing startup Platonics has launched an Indiegogo campaign for the 'Ark,' billed as the first 3D printer for architects. Earliest backers can secure the basic version of the FDM 3D printer for €2095 ($2,465). More

Iowa State researchers develop ultra-quiet turbine blades using 3D printing, owl wings

Oct.17, 2017 - Researchers at Iowa State University are using 3D printing to develop propellor blades inspired by owl wings. The innovative designs could lead to quieter aircraft, wind turbines, and other machines. More

LLNL & Girls Who Code team up to teach CAD and 3D printing skills to local students

Oct.17, 2017 - Girls Who Code is teaming up with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to teach local students (especially girls) the basics of 3D design, coding, and 3D printing. More

3D Printing News Roundup: ConforMIS knee implants, Sigma Labs PrintRite update, SelfCAD, Stratasys Redesign challenge

Oct.16, 2017 - The 3D printing week is off to a good start, and we've got a few updates to share with you from companies ConforMIS, Sigma Labs, SelfCAD, and Stratasys. More

Casio's Mofrel 2.5D printer can print realistic textures like leather & fabric onto paper

Oct.16, 2017 - Japanese electronics company Casio has unveiled its Mofrel 2.5D printer which is capable of printing detailed, textured, and full-color surfaces on paper. The printing tech could have applications in automotive prototyping and the textile industry, among others. More

3D printable Necroplex terrain-building kit set to take over tabletops

Oct.16, 2017 - A Kickstarter for a new fantasy role-playing kit called Necroplex has been launched. The kit comes with a broad range of different 3D printable pieces for hobbyists and model makers, and is compatible with everyday terrain craft materials. More

Syqe Medical, Israeli developer of 3D printed marijuana inhaler, targeting US market

Oct.16, 2017 - Syqe Medical, a drug delivery company based in Israel, is continuing to enjoy huge success with its 3D printed cannabis inhaler, designed to allow those with chronic pain to inhale a precise dosage. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will trial the device next year. More

Feetz & Project Runway designer Seth Aaron take $175 3D printed shoes to FashionNXT runway

Oct.16, 2017 - Fashion designer Seth Aaron has debuted his latest fashion collection at Portland fashion event FashionNXT. Inspired by Japanese looks from the 60s, the collection consists of minimalist dresses, tops, trousers, and, most notably, eye-grabbing 3D printed shoes. More

3D printed MOF monoliths help Missouri scientists capture CO2 for fire extinguishers, spacecraft

Oct.16, 2017 - Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have 3D printed two types of metal-organic framework (MOF) monoliths, from MOF-74(Ni) and UTSA-16(Co). The 3D printed monoliths can be used to capture carbon dioxide, which can then be used in practical applications. More

Konica Minolta offers US schools free 30-day trial of Dremel Idea Builder 3D printer

Oct.16, 2017 - Konica Minolta has announced that it will be launching a free 30-day trial 3D printing program for schools across the U.S. Through a partnership with tool and 3D printer manufacturer Dremel, it is aiming to make additive manufacturing in the classroom more accessible. More

5 fun DIY 3D printing projects - elephant shot dispenser, emergency button, cable 3D printer, LED lamp, water droplet automaton

Oct.15, 2017 - Here's a round-up of some recent DIY 3D printing projects, posted on various hobbyist and maker sites. They're all fun, cheap to make, and can be incredibly practical or at least enjoyable to make and use. More

Adafruit and Hackaday founders 'upgrade' $20 bill with 3D printed Harriet Tubman stamp

Oct.14, 2017 - Phillip Torrone and Limor Fried are taking currency into their own hands, stamping Harriet Tubman's face onto $20 bills. The makers were compelled to do the project after hearing the good news that the US Treasury would be putting the civil rights hero on the $20 bill, followed by the less-than-good news that the change would be postponed. More

3D Printing Roundup: Stratasys, SwissLitho & EVG, Strangpresse, ORNL, 4WEB Medical, Nano Dimension

Oct.13, 2017 - Just in time for the weekend: here are some quick 3D printing stories to catch up on this Friday. Stratasys sponsors new LAIKA exhibit at Portland museum, SwissLitho and EVG team up to develop a method for printing 3D optical structures, Strangpresse acquires exclusive licensing for ORNL's additive manufacturing extruders. More

AIM3D's game-changing 'CEM'-based ExAM255 system cuts metal 3D printing costs by using granulate materials

Oct.13, 2017 - German startup AIM3D is aiming to revolutionize the 3D printer market with its innovative CEM technology. The startup is currently developing the ExAM255, a 3D printer which takes inspiration from injection molding processes to additively manufacture in both metal and plastic. More

Siemens uses Gefertec's 3DMP metal 3D printing technology in electric motor factory

Oct.13, 2017 - GTarc, the machining system that has been developed by Gefertec, has been put to use at Siemens' Additive Manufacturing Center. It is much more cost-effective and fast than conventional CNC milling methods, and complements Siemens' impressive Smart Factory set-up. More

Design In The Digital Age: Experimental Dutch designer Joris Laarman's 3D printed creations debut in NYC

Oct.13, 2017 - Joris Laarman has made his U.S. debut with a new 3D printed design exhibition and accompanying book. Featuring furniture generated by algorithms, a 3D printed steel bridge, and downloadable chairs, 'Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age,' aims to bring a futurist perspective to the Smithsonian Design Museum's Cooper Hewitt space. More

Fraunhofer IFAM develops metallic FDM 3D printing process suitable for 'all sinterable metals'

Oct.13, 2017 - Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM (Fraunhofer IFAM) has developed a metallic FDM/FFF 3D printing process. The two-step process involves both extrusion and sintering. More

HP planning low-cost metal additive manufacturing & full-color 3D printing in 2018

Oct.13, 2017 - HP is planning to release a metal 3D printing platform in 2018, as well as a full-color 3D printing solution. The company says it has developed a 'novel' approach to metal 3D printing, adding that its full-color 3D printing will offer 'mechanically robust' parts. More

Formlabs releases new Dental LT Clear orthodontic 3D printing resin, updates Dental SG resin

Oct.12, 2017 - 3D printing company Formlabs has released a new 3D printing material for the dental industry. The 3D printing material, called Dental LT Clear, is being heralded as the first long-term biocompatible resin for orthodontic applications and devices. More

3D body scanning specialist Twindom launches 2 new products: TwinProtect & HD Retouching

Oct.12, 2017 - 3D body scanning specialist Twindom has launched two new products: TwinProtect,'a specially formulated coating that makes 3D printed portraits UV- and water-resistant, and HD Retouching, a premium 3D portrait process for by texturizing hair, enhancing face details, and increasing clothing realism. More

Youngstown Business Incubator partners with two Israeli 3D printing startups

Oct.12, 2017 - A partnership has been established between Ohio's Youngstown Business Incubator and Tel Aviv-based business accelerator The Junction. The collaboration will allow two Israeli 3D printing start-ups, NanoFabrica and PrintCB, to gain a foothold in the U.S. market. More

Mooz: 3-in-1 3D printing, laser engraving, CNC carving machine smashes $50K Kickstarter goal

Oct.12, 2017 - South Korean 3D printing startup Mooz has launched a Kickstarter for its transformable 3D printer, the Mooz. The machine has interchangeable heads for 3D printing, laser engraving, and CNC carving. More

Renishaw to unveil new four-laser RenAM 500Q 3D printer and more at formnext 2017

Oct.12, 2017 - UK-based Renishaw is gearing up for the third annual formnext 2017, and plans to use the event to unveil its newest products, including the RenAM 500Q four-laser additive manufacturing system. More

Sinterit Lisa 3D printer used to create factory-ready AR 'data glasses'

Oct.12, 2017 - 3D printer company Sinterit and German AR researcher Rigo Herold have collaborated on a pair of SLS 3D printed 'data glasses.' The augmented reality eyewear, optimized for industrial engineering work, can also be used by deaf people. More

FIT AG acquires five EOS M 400-4 metal 3D printers for new additive manufacturing factory

Oct.12, 2017 - German 3D printing company FIT AG is expanding its industrial AM capacity with the purchase of five EOS M 400-4 3D printers. By investing in the EOS 3D printers, FIT AG is aiming to increase its production of parts for the automotive, motorsport, medical, and aerospace sectors. More

UC San Diego engineers developing smart & soft 3D printed gripper that can figure out what it's holding

Oct.11, 2017 - Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a partially 3D printed soft robotic gripper capable of 3D scanning the object it is gripping. 3D printing was used to make the gripper's actuators. More

98HT works with Chinese students to design convertible 3D printed high-heeled shoes

Oct.11, 2017 - Students from three Chinese universities have teamed up with footwear brand 98HT to rethink the architecture of the high-heeled shoe. By using 3D printing, the collaborative team is developing modular shoes with switchable heels of varying heights. More

3D printed parts help Airbus-built EUTELSAT 172B break electric orbit record

Oct.11, 2017 - The EUTELSAT 172B satellite, built by Airbus for French satellite operator Eutelsat, has reached geostationary orbit, breaking the record for the fastest satellite electric orbit raising. The satellite contains 3D printed parts. More

One-legged parrot named Pete is supported by 3D printed prosthetic foot

Oct.11, 2017 - A 34-year-old parrot named Pete can stand and waddle again thanks to a 3D printed prosthetic boot. The blue-crowned mealy Amazon parrot lost his left foot after being attacked in his cage by a fox. More

GE Aviation's 3D printed T901 engine increases Black Hawk helicopter range by 161%

Oct.11, 2017 - GE Aviation has completed testing on its T901-GE-900 turboshaft engine prototype, made for the US Army's Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) for Apache and Black Hawk helicopters. 3D printing was used to make components of the T901-GE-900 with 'advanced aerodynamic shapes.' More

Check out this 3D printed electric Iron Man skateboard made by James Bruton of XRobots

Oct.11, 2017 - James Bruton of XRobots has created an Iron Man-inspired electric skateboard as a follow-up to his original electric skateboard made from large-scale 3D printed lego pieces. The skateboard was 3D printed over the course of two UK 3D printing events. More

CBAM creator Impossible Objects raises $6.4M as interest in Model One 3D printer grows

Oct.11, 2017 - Illinois 3D printing company Impossible Objects has raised $6.4 million in a Series A investment round led by OCA Ventures. Investors included DEA Fund Partners, Mason Avenue Investments, Huizenga Capital Management, and Inflection Equity Partners. More

Queensland State Library to 3D print replica of rare braille globe

Oct.11, 2017 - The State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Library Foundation are making a 3D printed replica of a rare 1950s braille globe. Created by "godfather of blind children" Richard Frank Tunley, the heritage globe will be restored, replicated, and placed on display in an upcoming Library exhibition, thanks to a $10,000 funding package. More

French surgeons use robot & 3D printed model to fix 6-year-old's spine in world-first surgery

Oct.10, 2017 - A team of surgeons from the Amiens-Picardie University Hospital in France has successfully performed a complex spinal surgery on a six-year-old boy with the help of a robot and a patient-specific 3D printed model. The procedure was the first of its kind. More

re:3D Gigabot 3D printer provides clever RFID tag solution for Texas firefighters

Oct.10, 2017 - Texas-based 3D printing company re:3D has installed a Gigabot 3D printer at the Fire Department of Magnolia, Texas. The 3D printer has been used to print some fire hydrant-shaped signage, as well as other functional bits and pieces. More

Dual-extrusion Skriware 2 desktop 3D printer available for $1,599 pre-order

Oct.10, 2017 - Skriware, a 3D printer manufacturer based in Poland and Sweden, has introduced its latest product: the Skriware 2 3D printer. The machine, which is currently available for pre-order for the reduced price of $1,599, was unveiled yesterday at the Gitex Technology Week 2017 in Dubai. More

IN(3D)USTRY 2017 Report: Major 3D printing figures recognize achievements and look ahead

Oct.10, 2017 - This year's IN(3D)USTRY expo was an exciting opportunity to review some of the most recent 3D printing breakthroughs and see where manufacturing might be heading in the years to come. Each day had a theme: automotive/aerospace, retail/healthcare, and industrial/EU projects. More

5 fun DIY 3D printing projects: spool for 3D pen, 'JOY' controller, 'OKAY' synth, voice control lamp, mini GameCube Classic

Oct.10, 2017 - With summer having quickly retreated to give way to a cool fall, we can't imagine we're the only ones who are starting to go into hibernation mode. Fortunately, we've got some great DIY 3D printing projects that will keep us busy over the the chilly autumn season. More

AM UK National Strategy: Britain aims to survive Brexit by becoming global 3D printing leader

Oct.10, 2017 - AM UK, Britain's independent, government-backed collaboration for developing the country's additive manufacturing industry, has published its 'Additive Manufacturing UK National Strategy 2018-25.' The document outlines what the UK must do to become a global leader in 3D printing. More

ASRC tests 3D printed propellant injector for RD-180 rocket engine successor

Oct.10, 2017 - The ASRC (Arctic Slope Regional Corporation) Federal Technical Services division, part of the ASRC Alaska Native Corporation, has test-fired a 3D printed subscale propellant injector that could be used on United Launch Alliance's replacement for the Russian-built RD-180 rocket engine. More

International Stem Cell Corporation announces breakthrough with 3D bioprinted liver tissue

Oct.9, 2017 - California-based biotech firm International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO) has announced the development of a new 3D bioprinting process which could significantly improve the quality and function of its bioprinted liver tissue. More

Canada's peel 3d introduces 'professional-grade' 3D scanner for under $6K

Oct.9, 2017 - Canadian company peel 3d is preparing to launch a budget professional-grade 3D scanner. The entry-level scanner features automatic shape recognition and 'robust' software. It costs $5,900. More

PieceMaker moves away from 3D printed toys with re-launch as B2B additive solutions provider

Oct.9, 2017 - Pittsburgh-based retail 3D printing company PieceMaker, known best for its 3D printed toy partnerships, is re-launching its business as a B2B 3D printing service and solutions provider. More

Wake Forest's 3D bioprinted 'body on a chip' shows how breakthrough cancer drugs affect our organs

Oct.9, 2017 - Scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) in North Carolina have used 3D printing to develop a 'body-on-a-chip' drug testing system. The system consists of micro 'organoid' versions of the heart, lung, and liver. More

Japanese firm MSYS offering 3D printed fetus service to expecting parents

Oct.9, 2017 - Japanese tech company Marubeni Information Systems Co. (MSYS) has broken into the niche market of 3D printed fetus models in its most recent endeavour. The company is offering a service through which it will create 3D printed models based on people's unborn babies. More

Wearable & orbiting 3D printed antennae can improve India's military and space operations

Oct.9, 2017 - Two Indian research labs have developed new 3D printed antennae. One, developed at the Indian Space Research Organisation, has been sent to space; the other, made at the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, can be worn by soldiers on their military uniforms. More

ACADEMI: Lanterman Group & America Makes launch national 3D printing training program

Oct.9, 2017 - The Lanterman Group, a 3D printing solutions firm, has teamed up with America Makes, the national accelerator program for 3D printing, to establish a national training program for 3D printing geared toward industry and government. More

IN(3D)USTRY 2017 Report: Norbert Martin Olivares of SEAT gives talk on its evolving 3D printing strategy

Oct.8, 2017 - SEAT's Head of DKM Models Department, Norbert Martin Olivares, gave a talk at this year's IN3DUSTRY conference. He explained how the Catalonian manufacturer's 3D printing strategy has grown, with specific reference to one of the company's latest vehicles, the Arona. More

IN(3D)USTRY 2017 Report: RESHAPE 2017 awards ceremony

Oct.7, 2017 - The awards for this year's Reshape 2017: Programmable Skins competition were announced at IN3DUSTRY 2017. After a fascinating roundtable on the future of consumer wearable tech, a team of Russian designers received the top prize for their adaptable spinal support system, GS3. More

Austrian manufacturer Overtec completes some of the first 3D printed concrete curves

Oct.6, 2017 - Austrian manufacturing company Overtec is breaking new ground 3D printing concrete in virtually any shape, even the most elaborate curves and twists. As companies such as Cazza Construction Technologies in Dubai increasingly invest in the possibilities of 3D printing houses ' and maybe entire cities one day ' Overtec is sending a clear message that it wants to play an important role in that forward-thinking vision. More

Silicon Valley's Tytus3D launches sub-$300K metal 3D printer to rival EOS, SLM Solutions

Oct.6, 2017 - Silicon Valley 3D printing startup Tytus3D has developed its first metal 3D printer. At under $300,000, the Tytus 3D printer can print with a minimum layer height of 20 microns. The company says its machine is easier to use than EOS and SLM Solutions 3D printers. More

PrintDry's new filament containers keep your 3D printing materials dry and organized

Oct.6, 2017 - PrintDry, a Canada-based 3D printing company, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new PrintDry Filament Container. Designed to keep your filaments dry and safe from moisture, the filament containers comes in packs of six for as little as CA$48 ($38). More

France's 3DCeram partners with Japanese firm Sinto to expand ceramic 3D printing in Asia and US

Oct.6, 2017 - French ceramic 3D printing company 3DCeram has entered into a new alliance with Japanese industrial manufacturer Sinto. 3DCeram is confident that the partnership will enable it to not only improve its technologies, but also expand into the Asian and American markets. More

3D printed 'watt-r' cart uses solar power to make water collection easier

Oct.6, 2017 - A solar-powered cart called 'watt-r' could revolutionize the way people collect water in places like rural Africa. Made with 3D printed components, the low-cost transportation device uses solar energy to power a small motor, allowing users to carry water in a more effective way. More

iMedTech launches project to 3D print prostheses for 1000 breast cancer survivors

Oct.6, 2017 - Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, South African prosthetics company iMedTech has launched a new initiative for low-income breast cancer survivors. Spearheaded by iMedTech founder and acclaimed mechanical engineer Nneile Nkholise, the new project will 3D print 1000 prosthetic breasts for 1000 mastectomy patients in need. More

IN(3D)USTRY 2017 Report: Natural Robotics previews Vit SLS 3D printer

Oct.5, 2017 - 3ders got an interview with Hector Esteller, of Natural Robotics, at this year's IN3DUSTRY expo. The Barcelona-based company was demonstrating its new, affordable SLS 3D printer, the Vit SLS, at the conference. More

Naomi 'SexyCyborg' Wu 3D prints on the go with awesome wearable 3D printer

Oct.5, 2017 - Chinese maker Naomi 'SexyCyborg' Wu, known for her provocative 3D printed wearables, has built a 3D printer backpack which she wore while riding the subway. More

Discovery of 'self-peeling' droplets at MIT could improve material adhesion in additive manufacturing

Oct.5, 2017 - Researchers at MIT have found a way to control the activity of freezing droplets hitting surfaces, allowing them to determine whether a droplet will stick, bounce, or 'self-peel.' The discovery could have an impact on future 3D printers and other technologies. More

Lockheed Martin & Australia's RMIT University to develop metal 3D printing materials & processes for space

Oct.5, 2017 - Global aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin has signed multiple new agreements with Australian universities that will see the company collaborate on a number of aerospace and 3D printing-related projects. The partners include Melbourne's RMIT University, the University of Sydney, and Curtin University. More

3D printed vertebrae helping Nottingham spinal surgeons practice 'very delicate' procedures

Oct.5, 2017 - Researchers at the UK's Nottingham Trent University are 3D printing replica human vertebrae to help train spinal surgeons. The 3D printed vertebrae look, behave, and feel like the real thing, and could aid surgeons looking to perform procedures such as laminectomies. More

Spain's FLM and Vodafone launch 3D printing training initiative for people with spinal injuries

Oct.5, 2017 - The Spanish foundation for medullary injury (FLM) has teamed up with the Vodafone Spain foundation to develop and launch an initiative which will offer people with spinal cord injuries technological training. The program will feature 3D design and 3D printing courses. More

voxeljet's new PPC2 plastic 3D printing promises higher resolution for investment casting

Oct.5, 2017 - German 3D printer manufacturer voxeljet AG has announced the imminent release of a new PMMA 3D printing process called PolyPor C2 (or PPC2). The new technique reportedly enables the production of high quality investment casting parts. More

Amazon buys 3D body scanning startup Body Labs for estimated $50-70M

Oct.5, 2017 - International online shopping giant Amazon has acquired New York City startup Body Labs, a specialist in 3D body scanning. The deal may have cost between $50 million and $70 million. More

Medical 3D Printing Roundup: Slovenia's Symbiolab develops open source Vitaprint bioprinter, two 3D printed spine implants approved

Oct.4, 2017 - Symbiolab, an open source biolab at the IRNAS Institute in Slovenia, has developed a new 3D bioprinter. The Vitaprint platform uses 2 extruders and sterile syringes to fabricate woodpile structures, scaffolds, and more. Elsewhere, the FDA has approved 2 new 3D printed spine implants. More

WASP's 3D printed set pieces ready to take center stage at 'Fra Diavolo' opera

Oct.4, 2017 - Italian 3D printing company WASP has been working hard over the past few months to help realize the set design for the upcoming performances of Fra Diavolo at the Opera Theater in Rome. With just days until opening night, the stunning 3D printed set pieces are ready for the spotlight. More

Materialise acquires ACTech, full-service manufacturer of complex metal parts for up to €36.3M

Oct.4, 2017 - Materialise has today announced the acquisition of ACTech, a Germany-based leader in producing limited runs of highly complex cast metal parts. More

U.S. Marines test adaptable 3D printed SUAS drones

Oct.4, 2017 - Marines from the 2nd Marine Division are using 3D printing to manufacture small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS). This particular drone project is taking place at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. More

3D printing, composite materials help GKN develop next-gen vehicles at new UK facility

Oct.4, 2017 - British automotive and aerospace company GKN has officially opened a new Innovation Centre in Oxfordshire. The facility will be dedicated to the development of next-gen technologies for the company's automotive business, including custom 3D printed parts, composite materials, and more. More

Think sharing phones is a bad call? 3D printed 3-in-1 'lending' smartphone could be the answer

Oct.4, 2017 - Researchers in Canada and New Hampshire have used 3D printing to develop a modular 3-in-1 smartphone, ideal for lending to strangers. The prototype consists of three smartphones in a 3D printed case, giving the owner total control over how much access the borrower is permitted. More

Nigerian startup Elephab aims to increase local manufacturing with 3D printing

Oct.4, 2017 - 3D printing startup Elephab is aiming to bring production back to its home country of Nigeria through the 3D printing of replacement parts. The promising company recently closed its first funding round, attracting the attention of VC firm Beta Ventures. More

Ohio startup Freshmade 3D bowls over public with AMClad 3D printing material

Oct.4, 2017 - Freshmade 3D, an Ohio-based 3D printing startup, has developed a new 3D printing material that is strong enough to be made into bowling balls. The material, AMClad, is an isotropic Engineered Sand Composite that is ideal for 3D printing 'large, functional, and strong objects.' More

Safran Helicopter Engines' new Aneto engines contain 3D printed components

Oct.3, 2017 - Safran Helicopter Engines has launched Aneto, a new family of high-power engines. The Aneto-1K, which is being used in aerospace company Leonardo's AW189K helicopter, has 3D printed components in its combustion chamber, as well as 3D printed inlet guide vanes. More

3D Hubs users can now order 3D printed tools and molds made from Somos PerFORM

Oct.3, 2017 - Royal DSM, a Dutch multinational specializing in life and materials sciences, has entered into a new partnership with 3D printing service 3D Hubs. Through the agreement, 3D Hubs clients will now have the opportunity to order their prints in Royal DSM's Somos PerFORM material. More

Apple acquires patent for AR-compatible 3D printing system

Oct.3, 2017 - Apple has just acquired a patent that could change the face of 3D printing as we know it. Published on the US patent database earlier today, the new innovation encompasses a highly advanced 3D printing system which is compatible with Augmented Reality (AR) devices, and more specifically, AR glasses. More

European Federation of Chemical Engineering commends French company Air Liquide for 3D printed reactor

Oct.3, 2017 - The European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) has given awards to some innovative chemical engineering projects at the 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering. One of the awards went to Air Liquide for a 3D printed reactor used to improve hydrogen production. More

Luxexcel receives additional €4M investment to develop 3D printed lenses for VR and AR

Oct.3, 2017 - Dutch optics manufacturer Luxexcel has received a new investment of 4 million Euros, which it will be using to expand the functionality of its industrial 3D printed lens platform. Manufacturers of VR and AR equipment will work with Luxexcel to integrate the company's corrective opthalmic lenses into their products. More

Rolls-Royce & AMAZE use light 10x brighter than the sun to improve 3D printed aircraft engine blades

Oct.3, 2017 - Rolls-Royce has teamed up with AMAZE, a collaboration of 26 European institutions from academia, research, and industry, to improve additive manufacturing processes using the Diamond Light Source synchrotron, which produces incredibly bright flashes of light. More

GE Healthcare opens first European medical 3D printing center in Uppsala, Sweden

Oct.3, 2017 - GE Healthcare, a subsidiary of General Electric, has officially opened its first healthcare-oriented European 3D printing facility. Called the Innovative Design and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center for Europe, the facility is located in Uppsala, Sweden. More

ING says 3D printing could account for half of manufactured goods by 2060, wiping out 25% of global trade

Oct.3, 2017 - ING, a Dutch bank and financial services company, has compiled a report that says 3D printing could 'wipe out' almost a quarter of world trade by 2060. The report predicts a reduction in cross-border trade, with locally 3D printed parts eliminating the need for importing and exporting. More

3D bioprinted living retina project awarded $90K by National Eye Institute

Oct.3, 2017 - The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded $90,000 to a team from the University of Maryland for its proposal to develop a living model of a human retina with the help of 3D printing. More

Futurist Christopher Barnatt's review: 3D Printing Innovations at the TCT Show 2017

Oct.2, 2017 - From 26 to 28 September 2017, the TCT Show was held in Birmingham in the United Kingdom. The largest such event to date, this showcased the wares and talents of over 250 3D printing and additive manufacturing organizations. More

SPoE: a full-color multi-surface printer made with 3D printed parts

Oct.2, 2017 - SPoE, a printer which 'Simply Prints on Everything,' has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The printer, which is being prototyped with 3D printing, is described as a 'free-standing printer' which can print (two-dimensionally) on virtually any surface. More

Army scientists could use urine to charge 3D printed drones that eat themselves

Oct.2, 2017 - Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have discovered that a recently engineered aluminum nano-powder can rapidly produce hydrogen when mixed with urine. The powder could be used to make 3D printed robots that 'feed off their own structures' and self-destruct after missions. More

Australian university 3D prints scaled-up virus particles for tactile health education

Oct.2, 2017 - A team from the Central Queensland University in Australia is teaching students about micro-biology by 3D printing large-scale models of microscopic virus particles. The 3D printed learning aids offer a more dynamic and tactile way for students to learn about viruses. More

Farsoon channels 'CAMS' tech to develop FS1000P, largest nylon SLS 3D printer on market

Oct.2, 2017 - Chinese 3D printing company Farsoon Technologies has announced the development of the FS1000P, a large-format 3D printer made with the company's Continuous Additive Manufacturing Solution (CAMS) technology. The first commercial FS1000P will be ready for the TCT Asia show in 2018. More

US Marines' 'Ripper Lab' used to manufacture 3D printed 'Nibbler' drones in Middle East

Oct.2, 2017 - A U.S. Marine Corps task force has set up a 3D printing lab on the ground in the Middle East, using it to 3D print quadcopter drones, tools, medical supplies, and more. Dubbed the 'Ripper Lab,' the facility is allowing the task force to print devices and replacement parts on-demand. More

TU Wien physicists develop material analysis method for 3D printing at 'dust particle' scale

Oct.2, 2017 - Physicists at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have developed a new analysis method that could vastly improve the accuracy of resin 3D printing by identifying materials with suitable initiator molecules. The method uses ultra-short laser pulses and beam-splitting prisms. More

Go Prosthetics: CU Boulder student develops $300 3D printed prosthetic limbs for amputees

Oct.2, 2017 - Peter 'Max' Armstrong, a mechanical engineering student at the University of Colorado Boulder, is developing functional and low-cost prosthetics made with the help of 3D printing technology. Each limb costs just $300 to fabricate. More

Signal Tide: 3D printed art installation pairs unexplained satellite signals with choral accompaniment

Oct.1, 2017 - Ever wondered what extraterrestrial music sounds like? Wonder no more: visitors of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art got a taste of some 'alien' instrumentation last week, thanks to a sound installation by Berlin artists Kata Kov'cs and Tom O'Doherty that captures the unexplained signals emitted by the Lincoln Experimental Satellite. More

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