Shining 3D, EXO-L want to scan your ankle & 3D print you custom ankle braces

Aug.31, 2018 - Shining 3D, a leading provider of 3D digitizing and 3D printing technology in China, has teamed up with EXO-L, a Dutch manufacturer of ankle support products, to deliver customized ankle protection braces worldwide. More

This $200, 3D printed PFIbox is a game-changer for antibiotics discovery

Aug.31, 2018 - The Printed Fluorescence Imaging Box (PFIbox) is a 3D printed box that is capable of collecting large amounts of data that is then analyzed by researchers. More

MIT researchers 3D print colloidal crystals through direct-write colloidal assembly

Aug.30, 2018 - Through this direct-write colloidal assembly process, a process combining the bottom‐up principle of colloidal self‐assembly with the versatility of direct‐write 3D printing, the researchers can build centimeter-scale, free-standing crystals, each made from billions of individual colloids. More

US Army Research Lab explore nanomaterials for futuristic armor using atom probe

Aug.30, 2018 - Material scientists from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) are analyzing metal and ceramic specimens at the atomic level using state-of-the-art 3D imaging atom probe technology. More

U.S. Marines 3D print 500-square-foot concrete barrack in just 40 hours

Aug.30, 2018 - A team from the US Marine Corps' Systems Command (MCSC) and Naval Construction Battalion has used the world's largest concrete 3D printer to print a 500-square-foot barracks hut in just 40 hours. More

Studio 7.5 and XtreeE 3D print stunning woven concrete benches

Aug.29, 2018 - Berlin-based Studio 7.5 collaborated with France-based XtreeE to create a series of continuously 3D printed woven concrete benches. More

Researchers use a team of mobile robots to 3D print large-scale structures

Aug.29, 2018 - A team of researchers from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore removed the size restrictions of a printer altogether by using robotic arms on mobile platforms to print directly on site. More

Scientists 3D print bionic eye prototype that could one day restore sight

Aug.29, 2018 - A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota have fully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface which could pave the way for future bionic eyes. More

Bugatti's new €5M Divo Supercar features elegant 3D printed fin tail lights

Aug.28, 2018 - Bugatti Automobiles, a French high-performance luxury automobiles manufacturer and a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, has unveiled its Divo hypercar. More

3D printed intelligent robotic fish helps underwater exploration

Aug.28, 2018 - A group of engineering researchers from the University of Firat in Turkey are using biomimetic design and 3D printing to construct an intelligent robotic fish for real-world exploration and survey missions. More

Researchers 3D bioprint tubular structures that mimic vessels and ducts

Aug.27, 2018 - Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a way to 3D bioprint tubular structures that better mimic native vessels and ducts in human body. The 3D bioprinting technique allows fine-tuning of the printed tissues' properties, such as number of layers and ability to transport nutrients. These more complex tissues offer potentially viable replacements for damaged tissue.' More

LLNL and Virginia Tech develop new process to 3D print graphene objects in far finer detail

Aug.24, 2018 - Researchers from the Virginia Tech College of Engineering and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a novel process to 3D print graphene, one of the highest-performing materials used in aerospace, energy storage and insulation. More

Tattoo artist sentenced for carrying knuckle duster made on 3D printer

Aug.23, 2018 - A man has been given a suspended jail sentence in Wales after being caught with a knuckle duster made on a 3D printer. More

NYU researchers embed QR code 'clouds' into 3D printed parts to foil counterfeiters

Aug.23, 2018 - A team at NYU Tandon School of Engineering has found a way to prove the provenance of a part by embedding QR (Quick Response) codes into 3D printed products to do away with counterfeiting. More

Delicate robots made of 3D printed ink and paper can fold or flatten on command

Aug.23, 2018 - Researchers based at Carnegie Mellon University are back with a kind of paper robot made of conductive 3D printed material and paper that folds and unfolds itself when an electrical current is applied. More

Mosaic Manufacturing launches $499 Palette 2 for multi-color, multi-material 3D printing

Aug.22, 2018 - Mosaic Manufacturing, a 3D printing specialist based in Toronto, Canada, has today introduced Palette 2, a 3D printing device that enables multi-material printing in single-extruder FDM 3D printers. Palette 2 is an upgraded version of Palette+, Mosaic's flagship product. More

US Army is recycling waste plastic bottles for 3D printing mission critical parts

Aug.22, 2018 - Now researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the U.S. Marine Corps have found a way to fabricate these parts within hours using waste plastics, such as water bottles, cardboard and other recyclable materials found on base as starting materials for 3D printing. More

SparkMaker FHD SLA 3D printer reaches Kickstarter goal in 30 minutes

Aug.21, 2018 - Hong Kong-based company SparkMaker has today launched a Kickstarter campaign for the SparkMaker FHD, the 2nd Generation of its SparkMaker SLA 3D Printer. With a $199 starting price on the Kickstarter run, the company aims to bring the quality of SLA printing to the masses. The SparkMaker FHD 3D printer reached its funding target on Kickstarter just 30 minutes after launching. More

Low-Level Control of 3D Printers from the Cloud could speed up 3D printing by up to 54%

Aug.21, 2018 - Chinedum Okwudire and U-M's Smart and Sustainable Automation Research Lab have been experimenting with a new way of controlling 3D printers, where stepper motor commands (and other low-level control commands) are generated in the Cloud, rather than on a microcontroller. More

U.S. Marines 3D print F-35 part which will save $70,000 in costs per fighter jet

Aug.21, 2018 - A team of U.S. Marines in Maryland 3D printed landing gear component that attached to the door of the F-35 stealth fighter aircraft. The Marines were able to replicate it for 9 cents, and it will save $70,000 in costs per jet. More

Alexis Walsh's APEX SERIES combines traditional craft with 3D printing and simulation

Aug.20, 2018 - Alexis Walsh, who specializes in 3D printed fashion, has unveiled her latest collection: the APEX SERIES that marries handcrafted embellishment and generative digital form. More

CityU team develops world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics

Aug.20, 2018 - A research team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has successfully developed the world's first-ever 4D printing method for ceramics, which are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes. More

Rostec investing $44.7 million to build 3D printing manufacturing center

Aug.20, 2018 - Russian state conglomerate Rostec is investing almost 3 billion rubles ($44.7 million) to establish a specialized center to introduce advanced additive manufacturing to high-tech industries, the Rostec group announced on last Friday. More

Amphibio: Jun Kamei's 3D printed 'gills' could let humans breathe underwater

Aug.17, 2018 - Japanese designer Jun Kamei has created a 3D printed garment called Amphibio, 'a gill garment for our aquatic future,' which he is presenting as part of his graduation thesis from London's Royal College of Art (RCA). More

NASA awards $127K STTR Grant to PADT and ASU for biomimicry 3D printing research

Aug.17, 2018 - NASA has awarded a $127,000 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I grant to PADT and Arizona State University (ASU) to accelerate biomimicry research, the study of 3D printing objects that resemble strong and light structures found in nature such as honeycombs or bamboo. More

73% retail leaders say 3D printing could lead to greater customer satisfaction

Aug.17, 2018 - 73 percent of European retailers believe investments in 3D printing can directly lead to greater customer satisfaction. More

World's largest 3D printed reef installed at Summer Island Maldives

Aug.17, 2018 - World's largest 3D printed reef was installed at Summer Island in the Maldives, in what is hoped could be a new technology-driven method to help coral reefs survive a warming climate. More

KIT develops selectively erasable 3D printing ink for direct laser writing

Aug.16, 2018 - KIT researchers have developed 3D inks based on labile silane crosslinkers that can be selectively erased. This allows specific degradation and reassembly of highly precise structures on the micrometer and nanometer scales under mild conditions. More

Scientists 3D print placenta-on-a-chip to study nutrient transfer from mother to child

Aug.16, 2018 - Using a high-resolution 3D printing process, researchers from Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) in Austria have succeeded in 3D printing an artificial placental barrier on a chip, an advance that can be used to investigate important aspects of nutrient transport from the mother to the foetus. More

Researchers win A$1.1M grant for iFix 3D printing BioPen that corrects eye injuries

Aug.15, 2018 - The creators of BioPen, known as the iFix, which uses special ink to 'colour in' and treat eye wounds, has been given A$ 1.1 million funding from NSW Medical Devices Fund to progress commercialisation of the iFix pen. More

LulzBot announces Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head for penny-scale 3D prints

Aug.15, 2018 - Aleph Objects, the Colorado-based manufacturer of LulzBot 3D Printers, has unveiled a new tool head, the ultra precise LulzBot Aerostruder v2 Micro that enables users to accurately 3D print penny-scale parts. More

KIT 3D printed prosthetic hand adapts to various object shapes through intelligent mechanisms

Aug.14, 2018 - Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have developed an advanced five-finger 3D printed prosthetic that adapts to various object shapes through intelligent mechanisms. More

BMW wins 2018 Altair Enlighten Award for 3D-metal printed roof bracket for BMW i8 Roadster

Aug.14, 2018 - German automaker BMW Group has won the 2018 Altair Enlighten Award within the Module category for its 2018 BMW i8 Roadster metal 3D printed convertible roof bracket. This innovative component marks the first time a metal 3D-printed part has been used in a series production vehicle. More

3D printing company eSUN is looking for dealers and distributors worldwide

Aug.13, 2018 - 3D printing company eSUN is looking for dealers and distributors worldwide More

Researchers develop machine learning method for 3D printing process monitoring

Aug.13, 2018 - Ugandhar Delli and Dr. Shing Chang from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) at Kansas State University have developed a new quality monitoring system for the 3D printing process. More

P-rouette is a 3D-printed ballet shoe that reduces the pain of dancers

Aug.13, 2018 - Hadar Neeman, a graduate from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem has created personalised ballet shoes using 3D printing technology to reduce dancer's pain. The model is called P-rouette. The 3D printed ballet shoe is adapted to fit the user's foot, and is more durable than traditional pointe shoes. More

Facebook bans sites hosting blueprints for 3D printed guns

Aug.10, 2018 - Facebook is banning sites that host digital blueprints to make 3D printed guns from its network and deleting content related to the creation of such weapons, a company spokesperson said on Thursday. More

Airwolf 3D launches EVO 22 Large 3D printer/Additive Manufacturing Center

Aug.10, 2018 - Airwolf 3D, a California-based 3D printer manufacturer, has announced the release of EVO 22 Large Format Desktop Additive Manufacturing Center. This latest 3D printer is optimized for 3D printing large parts out of ABS, soluble-support, polycarbonate, etc. More

New 3D printed neural scaffold could help treat spinal cord injuries

Aug.10, 2018 - Researchers from the University of Minnesota have developed a 3D printed guide device that could potentially help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain partial function of their bodies. More

Air New Zealand teams with Zenith Tecnica to 3D print metal aircraft parts

Aug.9, 2018 - Air New Zealand has teamed up with New Zealand company Zenith Tecnica to investigate 3D printed metal parts for aircraft and tools which it says can cut development time and costs. More

Siemens 3D prints low-emission pre-mixer for SGT-A05 gas turbine

Aug.9, 2018 - Global technology giant Siemens has successfully 3D-printed and engine tested a dry low emission (DLE) pre-mixer for the SGT-A05 aeroderivative gas turbine, with the impressive results showing a potential for significant reductions in CO emissions, according to a statement from Siemens. More

Pokras Lampas recreates lost Soviet-era 'Girl with an Oar' statue with 3D printing and graffiti

Aug.9, 2018 - A modern version of famous Soviet sculpture, Girl with an Oar, has been unveiled in Moscow's Gorky Park. The figure, which was restored through 3D printing, was assembled and decorated by talented 'calligraffiti' artist Pokras Lampas, from St. Petersburg, who covered with the body with quotes from modern Russian literature. More

3D printed 'Smart' machine components alert users to damage and wear

Aug.8, 2018 - Using advanced additive manufacturing technology, scientists at the United Technologies Research Center and UConn have created 'smart' machine components that alert users when they are worn or damaged with voltage reading. More

Digital Alloys raises $12.9M Series B from G20 Ventures, Boeing for metal 3D printing

Aug.8, 2018 - Digital Alloys, a Burlington, Mass.-based developer for high-speed metal additive manufacturing, raised $12.9M in Series B financing led by G20 Ventures with participation from Boeing HorizonX Ventures, Lincoln Electric, and Khosla Ventures. More

Scientists use crocodile cartilage and 3D printing to treat joint injuries, arthritis

Aug.7, 2018 - Scientists from Central Queensland University are making use of 3D bioprinting and crocodile cartilage for a new way of treating arthritis and joint injuries. More

Stanford team uses 3D printing to build custom cardiac-mapping catheters for heart surgery

Aug.7, 2018 - A team of Stanford researchers is investigating new ways to survey electricity in the heart, and are developing 3D printed cardiac surgical devices that could one day help patients who suffer from a common heart ailment, such as atrial fibrillation. More

3D printed ceramic implants help grow real bone

Aug.6, 2018 - Researchers from New York University have developed 3D-printed ceramic implants that successfully led to bone regrowth in lab animals. More

IDC: Worldwide 3D printing spending to reach $23B in 2022

Aug.6, 2018 - Worldwide 3D printing spending will reach $23B in 2022, according to a new update to the Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC). More

3D printed artificial intelligence device identifies objects at the speed of light

Aug.3, 2018 - Using a 3D printer, a team of UCLA electrical and computer engineers has created an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based device that can analyze large volumes of data and identify objects at the actual speed of light. More

3D printed soft robotic manipulators allow scientists to investigate delicate deep-sea organisms

Aug.3, 2018 - A team of engineers, marine biologists, and roboticists has developed an alternative sampling device that is soft, flexible, and customizable, allowing scientists to gently grab different types of organisms from the sea without harming them. Moreover, 3D printing of soft robotic manipulators enables real-time manufacturing and modification of tools in highly remote areas. More

New photosensitizers help overcome color limitations in SLS 3D printing

Aug.2, 2018 - Researchers at The Institute of Photonic Sciences (IFCO) in Spain have recently developed a faster and cost-effective 3D printing method that can print objects in all the colors. More

MIT self-assembly lab uses rapid liquid printing to create lamps and vases within minutes

Aug.2, 2018 - MIT's self-assembly lab and Swiss designer Christophe Guberan has unveiled a collection of new lighting and household items at new york's patrick parrish gallery using innovative rapid liquid 3D printing technique. In this process, forms are 'drawn' in gel suspension by a robot, and then inflated to their proper sizes. More

SHINING 3D and AGE Solutions team up to accelerate digital dental solution

Aug.1, 2018 - Chinese company SHINING 3D, a leading supplier of consumer-class 3D scanning and 3D printing systems, today announced a partnership with AGE Solutions, a professional dental design software solution provider, to integrate their orthodontics design software, Maestro 3D Ortho Studio, into its own digital dental solution. More

U.S. judge blocks posting of blueprints for 3D printed guns

Aug.1, 2018 - A U.S. judge on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of 3D printed gun blueprints hours before they were set to hit the internet. More

MultiMechanics teams with Fortify to make 3D printing more predictable

Aug.1, 2018 - MultiMechanics, a developer of multiscale material modeling and simulation software, and Fortify, a Boston-based additive manufacturing company specialized in composite material systems, have announced a strategic partnership to improve the predictability of composite 3D printing.' More

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