Future Manufacturing (Incoming News)

June 01, 2020

Fabbaloo

Sculpteo Releases 6th Annual State Of 3D Printing

3D print service Sculpteo today released the results of their latest comprehensive annual survey of 3D printing use worldwide, and there's several important findings.

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by Kerry Stevenson at June 01, 2020 05:39 PM

Another Generative 3D CAD Alternative: Gen3D

I’m taking a quick look at Gen3D, a CAD tool for generating complex structures that can then be 3D printed.

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by Kerry Stevenson at June 01, 2020 03:44 PM

Improving Just In Time (JIT) with 3D Printing

David Macfie, Charles R. Goulding, and Alyssa Schneider explore the use of 3D printing in just in time manufacturing.

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by Charles Goulding at June 01, 2020 03:10 PM

Axi Unveiled: Meet SynDaver’s First 3D Printer

Loveland’s 3D printing legacy lives on as SynDaver West launches its new professional desktop 3D printer.

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by Sarah Goehrke at June 01, 2020 03:10 PM

3D Print.com

The Real Cost of 3D Printing

After reading the now famous article about a ventilator valve that can be 3D printed for $1, compared to the traditionally-manufactured valve costing $11,000, I realized that the way 3D... The post...

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by Team Blueprint at June 01, 2020 02:59 PM

Fabbaloo

A Xometry Update With Thoughts On Manufacturing Flexibility

Recently I spoke with Xometry’s Aaron Lichtig to find out how the 3D printing manufacturing network is faring during the crisis.

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by Kerry Stevenson at June 01, 2020 02:53 PM

3D Print.com

Wichita State University & Army 3D Print Parts for Aging Black Hawk Helicopters

A recent collaboration between U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and Wichita State University will enhance the helicopter fleet for this division of the military. Researchers from the National...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 01, 2020 02:45 PM

Belgian Construction Group Designates BESIX 3D to Specialize in Concrete 3D Printing

Motivated by its continued interests in offering niche solutions, Belgian construction company BESIX Group has created BESIX 3D, focused on concrete 3D printing. Born from an idea ‘shortlisted’ by...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 01, 2020 02:30 PM

University of Pittsburgh Uses 3D Printing to Create Microneedle Arrays for Vaccination

Many companies have been working on alternatives to needle-based drug and vaccine delivery as well as for minimally invasive patient testing. One extensively investigated alternative in recent...

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by Vanesa Listek at June 01, 2020 02:00 PM

3D Printed Orthotics a Success for Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Releasing the findings of recent case studies in ‘The functional effect of 3D-printing individualized orthosis for patients with peripheral nerve injuries,’ the authors detail how 3D printed...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 01, 2020 01:41 PM

The Effects of Machining on Chemical Finishing of Titanium EBM Parts

Belgian scientsits have taken on a unique study in evaluating AM parts, releasing their findings in ‘Influence of Conventional Machining on Chemical Finishing of Ti6A14V Electron Beam Melting Parts.’...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 01, 2020 01:30 PM

Brett Turnage’s Latest 3D-Printed RC Car: The Delorean Time Machine

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” – Doc Brown My husband’s favorite movie trilogy is Back to the Future, and I’m a pretty big fan myself. So...

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by Sarah Saunders at June 01, 2020 01:15 PM

Imperial College London: 3D Printing Improved Biocompatible Implant Packaging

Cristina Gentili recently presented a thesis, ‘3D Printed Instrumented Packaging for Implantable Devices,’ to the Centre of Bio-Inspired Technology at the Imperial College London. While there is much...

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by Bridget O'Neal at June 01, 2020 12:30 PM

3D Printing and COVID-19, May 29, 2020 Update: Lessons for Going Forward

Companies, organizations and individuals continue to attempt to lend support to the COVID-19 pandemic supply effort. We will be providing regular updates about these initiatives where necessary in an...

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by Michael Molitch-Hou at June 01, 2020 12:00 PM

May 31, 2020

Terry Wohlers

Distributed Manufacturing

Most mass manufacturing is done at centralized locations. Many produce millions of products annually. Envision a future where this capacity occurs in many more locations much closer to the customer. Deliveries occur faster and less expensively. Relatively small quantities of products are tailored to the needs of the geographic area. Inventories are smaller, with true just-in-time delivery closer to reality for a greater number of companies and products. Functionality, quality, and value improve.

This development is slowly and quietly underway. It is being made possible from the flexibility and responsiveness of companies running additive manufacturing systems and ancillary processes. The diffusion of this approach is still small compared to the opportunity. Even so, it is real and exciting to watch develop. Most large manufacturing sites are not breaking up into smaller ones. Instead, entirely new products and businesses, such as custom eyewear, footwear, jewelry, spare parts, and after-market products are developing. Production runs are a small fraction of what a large factory produces.

How AM Addresses Supply Chain Gaps and Distributed Manufacturing is the subject of the second in our Virtual Game Day Series brought to you by America Makes and Wohlers Associates. This 90-minute panel session is on June 18 and is free of charge. Four experts will answer questions and address important issues associated with supply chain challenges and how distributed manufacturing and other factors can help address them. I have the pleasure of moderating the session. Virtual networking opportunities will occur before and after the 12:00 Noon ET panel.

Plan to be a part of shaping the future of our supply chains and distribution manufacturing by attending this event. Your questions and participation are welcomed. I hope to see you there.

by Terry Wohlers at May 31, 2020 02:08 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printing Webinar & Virtual Event Roundup, May 31, 2020

With so many events going virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there’s also been an increase in the number of webinars that companies in the additive manufacturing industry are... The...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 31, 2020 02:02 PM

Fabbaloo

Design of the Week: 3D Printed Pen Plotter

This week’s selection is the 3D printed “d.i.d” Pen Plotter by design studio Ufficio Progetti Perduti.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 31, 2020 01:39 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printing News Briefs May 31, 2020: M. Holland, Nexa3D, Formlabs

We’re sharing materials and business news with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. First up, M. Holland is distributing Braskem polypropylene filament, and Nexa3D has launched a new...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 31, 2020 01:05 PM

May 30, 2020

3D Print.com

Prosthetic Dental Treatments: Traditional Stone Casts vs. 3D Printed Casts

Egyptian researchers Passent Aly and Cherif Mohsen compare the benefits of 3D printing with conventional techniques for the production of prosthetic dental casts, releasing the findings of their...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 30, 2020 02:36 PM

Testing the Strength of Hollow, 3D-Printed PLA Spheres

Researchers from Romania have studied the mechanical properties of parts fabricated from polylactic acid, releasing the details of their recent study in ‘Mechanical Behavior of 3D Printed PLA Hollow...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 30, 2020 02:03 PM

May 29, 2020

Fabbaloo

Bellus3D Provides Unusual COVID-19 Service

Bellus3D, a 3D scanning company, has developed a way to provide a customized 3D print to make face masks far more effective.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 29, 2020 06:40 PM

Question of the Week: Ceramic 3D Printing

This week’s question relates to the costing of ceramic 3D printing: what are the options, costs and considerations for 3D printing ceramic jewelry?

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 29, 2020 06:36 PM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

The RIZE of the Face Shields—A peek into the future of work with 3D Printing [Share Your Story]

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by Staff at May 29, 2020 05:03 PM

3D Print.com

Future Additive Market Strategies: First Quarter 2020 Financial Reports

The financial world has been holding its collective breath in anticipation of the release of financial results from influential AM companies after the first quarter of 2020 came to its... The post...

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by Scott Dunham at May 29, 2020 03:19 PM

Sustainable Cabin Built on 3D-Printed Concrete Stilts from Infested Ash Wood

Our house had several ash trees in the front and back yard while I was growing up, and we lost three of them due to various acts of nature. Ash... The post Sustainable Cabin Built on 3D-Printed...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 29, 2020 03:03 PM

Fabbaloo

Falcontech To Take FIFTY Farsoon Metal 3D Printers

Farsoon announced a monstrously huge deal with Falcontech to provide the AM service with no fewer than 50 advanced metal 3D printers.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 29, 2020 02:54 PM

3D Print.com

AM Medical Virtual Summit: Northeastern University & OPM Discuss Bacterial Inhibition via 3D-Printed PEKK

Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) presented new findings on 3D printing with biocompatible materials at the AM Medical Virtual Summit. Focused on the fabrication of medical implants for bone...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 29, 2020 02:52 PM

Lloyd’s Register and TWI Publish Updated Guidance Notes for AM Certification

Since 2016, London-based engineering, technical, and business services firm Lloyd’s Register (LR) and research and technology organization The Welding Institute (TWI) have been working together...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 29, 2020 02:52 PM

Fabbaloo

CASTOR Assists The Transition To Additive Manufacturing

A startup company has developed services to assist the transition to additive manufacturing technologies by performing a sophisticated analysis of target parts.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 29, 2020 02:45 PM

New Supply Chains and 3D Printing

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look into 3D printing and the new shape of supply chains.

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by Charles Goulding at May 29, 2020 02:29 PM

3D Print.com

GE Additive Walks on the Wild Side, Creates Metal 3D-Printed Feeder for Zoo Animals

3D printing is often used to study animals and their behavior, and even help fix their various medical issues. Now, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is partnering with GE...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 29, 2020 02:00 PM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

3D Printed Mask Component Goes Viral

Mark Fuller wearing his 3D printed mask frame design. (Image courtesy of Mark Fuller.) GE Additive designer Mark Fuller went shopping for a respirator mask in March for a personal woodworking project and noticed that there was a shortage of them. Not only was there a shortage, but when he checked online, the masks were extraordinarily expensive. He surveyed popular 3D printing community websites to print out a mask at home but was dissatisfied with the available designs. In his opinion, they...

by Andrew Wheeler at May 29, 2020 01:22 PM

3D Print.com

Creality Ender-3 V2 to Generate Next New Ender Craze in 3D Printing Community

On April 6th, Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Creality released the Ender-3 V2, a new generation of its enduring, stellar Ender-3 3D printer, at the company’s 6th anniversary celebration. Being...

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by Team Creality at May 29, 2020 01:00 PM

AXIOM Process Combines 3D Printing with Injection Molding, Prompted by COVID-19 Needs

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world as we once knew it in many ways, beginning with renewed value for good health and not sweating the small stuff; however, for... The post AXIOM Process...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 29, 2020 01:00 PM

Artemis Program: Airbus to Build Third Module for Orion Moon Mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) continue working together on what is considered a modern-day version of the Apollo program. Better known...

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by Vanesa Listek at May 29, 2020 01:00 PM

Virtual AM Medical Event: From Innovations to the Future of Additive Manufacturing in the Medical Industry

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) hosted a first-of-its-kind event with experts discussing the instrumental role and impact of additive manufacturing (AM) on patient care....

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by Vanesa Listek at May 29, 2020 12:00 PM

Robinz Blog

Seek and ye old PC shall die, only to be born again

I've been working from home (WFH) for 9± weeks using my old desktop PC to Remote Connect to a CAD workstation in the office with no problems. I purchased it in December 2009, and it has been used for intermittent CAD, gaming and general home computing ever since. I got a big (for the day) 1.5 Terabyte hard drive as it's my 'download everything' local backup for 800GB of OneDrive cloud stored documents, photos etc. On my mobile machines I just have the OneDrive folders I need set to off-line to reduce storage & sync data. It's an old PB...

by RobiNZ at May 29, 2020 09:25 AM

3D Print.com

Nanyang Technological University: Processes & Materials in Large Scale Concrete Printing

Yi Wei Daniel Tay of the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University recently submitted a thesis, ‘Large scale 3D concrete printing : process and materials...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 29, 2020 07:08 AM

May 28, 2020

3D Print.com

COVID-19 Doesn’t Shake Reinforced Optimism of 3D Printing Businesses

Recent announcements regarding earnings and financial performance through the first quarter of 2020, have given some insight into the impact COVID-19 has had on major 3D Printing businesses...

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by Tarun Tampi at May 28, 2020 08:42 PM

Fabbaloo

Thingiverse

[PRO Webinar] Integrating Robotics, 3D Printing & CNC Fabrication featuring All Axis Robotics

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by MakerBot at May 28, 2020 06:01 PM

[PRO Webinar] Integrating 3D Printing, Carbon Fiber & CNC Fabrication

PRO Webinar Integrating 3D Printing, Carbon Fiber & CNC Fabrication C4Cycleworks founder Max Kirsner  Join us as we speak with Continue Reading

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by MakerBot at May 28, 2020 05:15 PM

[PRO Webinar] Overcoming Engineering Challenges with Real ABS

PRO Webinar How Choosing the Right 3D Printing Materials Maximizes ROI MakerBot Team Join this webcast and get an EXCLUSIVE first look Continue Reading

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by MakerBot at May 28, 2020 04:48 PM

Fabbaloo

3D Printing And The Small Business Pivot Toward A Localized Supply Chain

3D printing is enabling many a small business the agility to pivot operations toward localizing their supply chains.

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by Sarah Goehrke at May 28, 2020 04:39 PM

Thingiverse

[PRO Webinar] How Choosing the Right 3D Printing Materials Maximizes ROI

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by MakerBot at May 28, 2020 03:33 PM

3D Print.com

Making Injection Molding Cost-Effective: How Many Units Do You Need to Order?

Injection molding is typically described as a cost-effective manufacturing process… when ordering large quantities of parts. The reason for this is simple: with injection molding, the initial tooling...

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by Team 3ERP at May 28, 2020 03:05 PM

Thingiverse

[PRO Webinar] How NYC’s Pensa Design Uses 3D Printing to Create Prototypes

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by MakerBot at May 28, 2020 03:01 PM

Fabbaloo

Formlabs Client Demonstrates Immense Production Flexibility Using 3D Printing

One of Formlabs’ clients has been saved from catastrophe during the COVID-19 crisis in a way that demonstrates the incredible power of 3D printing.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 28, 2020 02:37 PM

Three Business Revelations During COVID-19

Anna Zevelyov, the CEO of 3D scanner company Thor3D, examines three revelations when it comes to conducting business during and beyond the time of COVID-19.

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by Anna Zevelyov at May 28, 2020 02:31 PM

3D Print.com

Marine Biologist Modifies Bioprinting for the Creation of Bionic Coral

Corals are dying globally. In the face of climate change and global warming, we can expect some severe consequences, which in turn directly affects marine life. In what is panning... The post Marine...

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by Vanesa Listek at May 28, 2020 01:36 PM

3DPrint.com Announces Changes in Personnel and Editorial Management

I am pleased to announce personnel changes at 3DPrint.com. Michael Molitch-Hou is now our editor in chief and Joris Peels has moved to executive editor and a new position as... The post 3DPrint.com...

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by Alan Meckler at May 28, 2020 01:00 PM

Artec 3D Releases Artec Studio 15 3D Scanning Software for Improved Reverse Engineering

3D hardware and software developer Artec 3D has announced the latest release of its Studio software, Artec Studio 15. The Luxembourg-based company employs a team of experts in the application... The...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 28, 2020 01:00 PM

3D Printing News Briefs, May 28, 2020: Desktop Metal, DOMO Chemicals, Nano Dimension

We’ve got some partnership news we’re sharing in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs! Cetim and Desktop Metal are working together, while DOMO and Zare have also announced a...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 28, 2020 12:23 PM

Falcontech to Install 50 Metal AM Systems from Farsoon to Support Super Metal AM Factory Strategy

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) service provider Falcontech co., Ltd. has begun an initiative recently to focus more on series production by expanding its manufacturing capacity with what it calls...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 28, 2020 12:10 PM

Ireland: Characterizing Mechanisms of Metallic 3D Printing Powder Recycling

In order to cut down on material waste, and save money, laboratories will often reuse leftover metal AM powder. A trio of researchers from the I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre... The...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 28, 2020 07:57 AM

Dental Students Compare Conventional and 3D Printed Surgical Training Models

There are few things I hate more than going to the dentist. That’s why I’m always glad to hear stories of dental students using 3D printed training models to learn... The post Dental...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 28, 2020 07:39 AM

FDM 3D Printing with Composites: Preparing & Evaluating GPET/PC Blends

The role of composites continues to grow for 3D printing users engaged in a wide range of projects. In ‘Development of Thermal Resistant FDM Printed Blends. The Preparation of GPET/PC... The post...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 28, 2020 07:12 AM

UK Researchers: Single-Droplet Resolution for 3D Printed Functional Synthetic Tissues

Researchers from the UK have completed a unique study in 3D printed networks, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Controlled packing and single-droplet resolution of 3D-printed...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 28, 2020 07:00 AM

Slovakia: 3D Printing with Hybrid PETG Composites

Researchers from Slovakia are exploring the use of new, more affordable materials in 3D printing, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Novel Hybrid PETG Composites for 3D Printing.’...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 28, 2020 06:04 AM

May 27, 2020

3D Print.com

Appliance Maker Miele Offers 3D Printable Accessories on Thingiverse

Though it has yet to reach a widespread saturation point, we are slowly witnessing the birth of 3D printable replacement parts and accessories for consumer goods. The latest evidence of... The post...

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by Michael Molitch-Hou at May 27, 2020 08:19 PM

Thingiverse

[PRO Webinar] 5 Tips for Functional Prototyping with 3D Printing

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by MakerBot at May 27, 2020 08:17 PM

[EDU Webinar] Get to Know the MakerBot SKETCH Classroom

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by MakerBot at May 27, 2020 07:18 PM

[EDU Webinar] Augmented Reality and 3D Printing in the Classroom

EDU Webinar Augmented Reality and 3D Printing in the Classroom Librarian and Educator Susan Sclafani Join school librarian, Susan Sclafani, Continue Reading

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by MakerBot at May 27, 2020 07:00 PM

Fabbaloo

AR Support For 3D Printing Companies With New Alliance

Augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are coming closer together all the time, now including a smart remote field service solution brought to additive manufacturing through a new alliance.

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by Sarah Goehrke at May 27, 2020 03:24 PM

3D Print.com

New Facility for Bioengineering Research Opens in Los Angeles

In a world eager to solve the problem of rejection in organ transplantation, a young American scientist developed a breakthrough test in 1964 that would help establish the compatibility of... The...

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by Vanesa Listek at May 27, 2020 03:03 PM

Thingiverse

Everything you need to know about PLA 3D Printing

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by MakerBot at May 27, 2020 02:42 PM

Jeremy Cook

Video: Custom Hex Set Pegboard Holders

In my latest video, I show how to create custom pegboard holders for my metric and English allen packs. While I’d guess you won’t have the exact same tools in your workshop, hopefully the process will be helpful.

Basically I scanned in the packs with a flatbed desktop scanner, then traced/scaled it to fit in Fusion 360 and extruded. It worked out better than I was expecting, though there was definitely some iteration involved.

Also, don’t make a mirrored image, a mistake which illustrate while creating the second holder. STLs are available here if you just so happen to have the same packs.

by jeremy at May 27, 2020 02:18 PM

3D Print.com

Mixed Dimensions & Mimaki Partnering to Bring 3D Printed Gaming Collectibles to the Market

Integrated reality and 3D printing technology startup Mixed Dimensions (Mxd3D) has announced a global strategic partnership with Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd, a top company in the digital printing...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 27, 2020 02:00 PM

Fabbaloo

Sourcing US Grid Components And 3D Printing

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi dig into the potential use of 3D printing for sourcing the US power grid.

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by Charles Goulding at May 27, 2020 01:47 PM

3D Print.com

Ahead of Historic Demo-2 Astronaut Launch: All SpaceX Has 3D Printed

Overcrowded virtual launch parties and events will help usher in a new era of spaceflight as people gather today to witness NASA‘s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight. The event is a... The post Ahead...

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by Vanesa Listek at May 27, 2020 01:35 PM

Skyrora’s 3D Printed-Engine Rocket Completes First UK Ground Test in 50 Years

In the 1960s, the British space program forged an initiative that led some of the country’s brightest minds to develop rockets, spaceflight capabilities, and satellites at its largest testing...

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by Vanesa Listek at May 27, 2020 01:32 PM

Fabbaloo

EOS Focuses On Metal 3D Print Safety

A technical notice recently issued by EOS to their clients regarding 3D print metal condensate safety.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 27, 2020 01:30 PM

3D Print.com

Military 3D Printing: Open Additive Awarded 27-Month Air Force CRP Contract

Open Additive has recently been awarded a $2.94M, 27-month Air Force Commercial Readiness Program (CRP) contract. The Beavercreek, Ohio-headquartered 3D printer manufacturer will be working with the...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 27, 2020 12:30 PM

University of Auckland: Growth-Induced Bending of 3D Printed Samples Based on PET-RAFT Polymerization

4D printed objects are 3D printed objects made with smart materials that respond to environmental stimuli, like liquid and heat, or return to an original form after deformation. Researchers...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 27, 2020 09:54 AM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

GE’s Additive Manufacturing Project for the U.S. Air Force Takes off

The great promise of 3D printing combined with innovative 3D design (such as generative design) is to reduce parts and material waste while creating geometry that surpasses the capability of traditional subtractive machining. The downside of using the technology for such applications has always been less material strength, due to 3D printing’s process of anatomically printing one layer at a time, like a giant pancake. Addressing the complicated thermodynamics of jet engines, including mat...

by Andrew Wheeler at May 27, 2020 09:14 AM

Sculpteo

3D Print.com

China: 3D Printed Vertebral Body Used to Reconstruct Upper Cervical Spine of 9 Patients

Primary osseous spinal tumors make up roughly 5% of all primary bone tumors, and reconstruction is required to restore the spine’s integrity and stability. However, it’s hard to...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 27, 2020 07:37 AM

3DPOD Episode 26: Decentralized Manufacturing Through 3D Printing

Distributed manufacturing is a real buzz word today. For a few years the word has been bandied about in all manner of ways in discussions about manufacturing. It has always... The post 3DPOD Episode...

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by Joris Peels at May 27, 2020 07:05 AM

iMaterialise

What Happens If You Upload a 3D Model with ‘Errors’ to Our Site and Place an Order?

 

Creating an ideal 3D printable model can be intimidating to new users. If you follow this blog closely, you’ve probably heard us advise you about avoiding common 3D modeling errors. That’s why many people ask us: what happens if I place an order, but my file still contains errors?

There are clear rules for the use of each and every 3D printing material. We summarize them in something we call ‘design guides’. Sticking to the guidelines and rules in these guides will ensure that your model will be printable. That’s why we ask all designers to take a look at the design guide of their material of choice before ordering their print.

But of course, in practice it isn’t often as easy, and modeling errors can and will occur. That’s why we’ve installed a system to spot most of these mistakes. Not only does this allow us to identify unprintable files, but we will also give you feedback on what went wrong. In some cases we might even be able to fix the errors on the spot!

This 3D model doesn't feature wall thickness and wouldn't be printable.

This 3D model doesn’t feature wall thickness and wouldn’t be printable.

File Repair and Consultation on Modeling Issues

So here’s how our error-spotting and file-fixing system works:

We will try to fix minor errors automatically. If you upload your model to our website and it contains errors, our software will try to fix it on the spot.

If an auto-fix doesn’t solve the error, we’ll take a look at your design in person. Our team of support engineers with years of experience in 3D modeling and 3D printing will take a look at your design. They will then give you feedback on what went wrong. Maybe the wall thickness you chose was too thin, maybe the details were too small, maybe you uploaded several models in one file. The list of possible errors might be long, but with the information that you will get from our support team, you will be able to perfect your design and make it error-free.

So as you can see, there is a safety net in place. Just a word of caution, however: As a designer it is your responsibility that your design is printable. Our software and trained personnel will do their best to spot and fix any errors, but we cannot guarantee that no errors will slip through. That’s why it is so important to read the design guidelines before you place an order (I know I’m repeating myself, but I can’t stress enough how important they are).

Your order was canceled? What now?

If we spot mistakes we will cancel your order and refund you completely: Whenever we find mistakes that make your model unprintable, we will cancel the order, send you an email with detailed feedback, and refund 100% of your money.

Sometimes users are surprised that their order was canceled, even though our online tool showed them a price and they were able to place an order. That’s because receiving a quote is not a guarantee that the file is actually 3D printable.

With the instructions in the cancellation email, you will be able to fix your file and place a new order.

What can you do to make sure that your model is printable?

In order to avoid receiving the unpleasant surprise of a canceled order, you should take a look at the three magic topics that are responsible for most design errors: minimum wall thickness, grouped models, and minimum detail size.

  • Minimum wall thickness: It’s very important that every surface of your 3D model has been assigned a wall thickness. The exact minimum thickness differs from material to material and can be found in the design guidelines.
  • Grouped models: Grouped models are two or more models that are saved within one 3D file. Although there is nothing wrong with having more than one model in a file while designing, we cannot use these designs for 3D printing. You can learn why this is the case here.
  • Minimum detail size: In order to be able to print small decorative parts of your design or embossed and engraved text, these details require a specific size to be visible. This minimum detail size also differs from material to material. Find the exact values as well as further modeling rules in the design guides for each material we print.

So is your file ready for printing now? Upload it here and place your order! Are you still in the design process? Then take a look at our 100+ 3D printing materials and finishes and try to optimize your 3D model by using the material-specific guidelines.

by Fabian at May 27, 2020 07:00 AM

3D Print.com

Technical University of Denmark: Integrated Process Chain for Production of Molds in LPBF Additive Manufacturing

Mandaná Moshiri recently presented a thesis, ‘Integrated process chain for first-time-right mold components production using laser powder bed fusion metal additive manufacturing’, to Technical...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 27, 2020 06:20 AM

3D Printing Geopolymer Filters for Water Treatment Systems

Researchers from Italy and Finland are focused on improving ways to deliver clean drinking water, detailing their study in the recently published ‘Ag- or Cu-modified geopolymer filters for water...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 27, 2020 05:53 AM

May 26, 2020

Thingiverse

[EDU Webinar] Paving Career Pathways with 3D Printing in Higher Education

EDU Webinar Paving Career Pathways with 3D Printing in Higher Education Hosted by the MakerBot Education Team Join the MakerBot Continue Reading

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by MakerBot at May 26, 2020 08:38 PM

Milling Around

37 Things G-Code Programming Can Do For You

Like Mark Twain sort of said, “The reports of G-Code’s death are greatly exaggerated.”  Even MMSOnline agrees that the idea G-Code programming by people instead of CAM software is still relevant. How can that be true though?

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by Bob Warfield at May 26, 2020 08:30 PM

Fabbaloo

Artec 3D Releases New Reverse Engineering Features And More

Artec 3D released Artec Studio 15, their latest release of 3D scanning management software, and it includes some interesting new reverse engineering features.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 26, 2020 08:10 PM

Stratasys Client 3D Printing ISS Components, More To Come?

A new 3D printed part being used on the International Space Station could open up new worlds of 3D printing applications.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 26, 2020 08:06 PM

3D Printed Microlenses for Long-Distance Spectroscopy

3D printed microlenses have been produced by researchers for use in spectroscopy.

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by ENGINEERING.com at May 26, 2020 07:59 PM

Thingiverse

[EDU Webinar] How to Integrate 3D Printing with Technology Specialist Jessica Pfau

EDU Webinar How to Integrate 3D Printing with Technology Specialist Jessica Pfau Technology Educator Jessica Pfau Join us as we Continue Reading

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by MakerBot at May 26, 2020 07:02 PM

Fabbaloo

BigRep Releases Two New 3D Print Materials

BigRep announced the availability of two new materials for their large-format 3D printers, ABS and ASA, and this could open up many more new applications.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 26, 2020 05:38 PM

Innovating Out Of Downturn

Pandemic-driven transitioning is leading to an interesting long-term reconfiguration of factory work.

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by Sarah Goehrke at May 26, 2020 03:30 PM

Thingiverse

[EDU Webinar] The Best 3D Printing Tools for the Classroom

EDU Webinar The Best 3D Printing Tools for the Classroom Technology and Engineering Educator Nichole Thomas Discover how Instructional Facilitator Continue Reading

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by MakerBot at May 26, 2020 03:14 PM

Fabbaloo

Virginia Hui Wang: “Winning Trust From Partners And Investors Has Been Very Difficult”

Virginia Hui Wang founded HCStudio in 2016, researching the science and applications of Lasers and Materials in making small and complex metal components.

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by Nora Toure at May 26, 2020 01:56 PM

3D Print.com

AMFG Publishes Additive Manufacturing Landscape Report 2020: Breaking Down the Industry and Looking at the Future

Today, London-based company AMFG, which provides MES and workflow software for industrial additive manufacturing (AM) that helps companies streamline and manage their production workflows, has...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 26, 2020 01:42 PM

Fabbaloo

MakerBot’s Secret Automated Annealing Feature

I recently learned the MakerBot METHOD series has a very unusual feature for a 3D printer: integrated annealing.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 26, 2020 01:41 PM

3D Print.com

3DPrint.com Review of the Creality CR-6 SE

I received a pre-production version of the Creality CR-6 SE 3D printer for review a few weeks ago. I’m pleasantly surprised with this solid printer which is currently on Kickstarter... The...

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by Joris Peels at May 26, 2020 10:26 AM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

3D-Printed Microlenses for Long-Distance Spectroscopy

3D-printed microlenses. (Image courtesy of the University of Warsaw.) Most people have used a microscope at some point in their lives for either work or school. We learn that microscopy uses specialized lenses to enhance the visibility of small particulate matter from organisms and tissue, among other things. Spectroscopy is a bit different, in that it uses electromagnetic radiation to determine the transmittance or absorbance of a sample, lending clues to the sample’s structure, molec...

by Andrew Wheeler at May 26, 2020 09:04 AM

3D Print.com

3D Printing Review in Drug Delivery Systems: Pharmaceutical Particulates and Membranes

Researchers from Egypt, India, and the UK are studying the role of 3D printing in drug delivery systems. Their findings are detailed in the recently released ‘Pharmaceutical Particulates and...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 26, 2020 08:43 AM

Recycling Plastics in Fabrication & Design: 3D Printing Raw Materials from Plastic Waste

Alaeddine Oussai, Zoltán Bártfai, László Kátai, and István Szalkai explore ways to improve recycling in 3D printing, releasing the details of their recent study in ‘Development of 3D Printing...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 26, 2020 07:48 AM

Finland: Studying the Impact of Medical Imaging Inaccuracies on End-Use Implants

Finnish researchers report on inaccuracies in the AM process chain, releasing their findings in ‘Cumulative Inaccuracies in Implementation of Additive Manufacturing Through Medical Imaging, 3D...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 26, 2020 07:36 AM

3D Printing in Construction: Cementitious Materials & Fiber Reinforced Mortar

Pshtiwan Nasruldeen Shakor recently submitted a thesis, ‘Investigation of Cementitious Materials and Fibre Reinforced Mortar in 3D Printing,’ to the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering,...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 26, 2020 07:09 AM

Malaysia: Comparing 3D Printed and Conventionally Manufactured Ankle-Foot Orthoses

An ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is a support brace, or splint, that surrounds the region above the ankle down to the foot, and is used to treat disorders like foot drop... The post Malaysia: Comparing...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 26, 2020 07:08 AM

3D Scanning & 3D Printing Used in Digital Workflow to Design & Build Custom Neck Orthosis

Custom orthotics made through conventional manufacturing methods require casting, sculpting, molding, and fitting to be completed before they’re ready for the patient to wear. It can take up to...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 26, 2020 06:55 AM

Characterization of Conventionally Manufactured & 3D Printed Acetabular Cup Implants

The use of 3D printed porous titanium implants in the orthopaedics field is growing, as they feature a similar design to components manufactured with traditional methods, but have a better... The...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 26, 2020 06:08 AM

Jeremy Cook

Creativity Podcast: Episode 29 with Matt from DIY Perks

In this episode, Max Maker and I talk to Matt from DIY Perks about our favorite tools, eventually devolving into the normal rabbit holes you’ve come to expect from the show. We also discuss a few patents that are running out soon, including one that we’ve both been waiting for for some time. Enjoy:

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by jeremy at May 26, 2020 12:22 AM

May 25, 2020

Fabbaloo

Book of the Week: Introduction to Finite Element Analysis and Design

This week’s selection is “Introduction to Finite Element Analysis and Design” by Nam H. Kim, Bhavani V. Sankar, and Ashok V. Kumar.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 25, 2020 09:16 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printing and COVID-19, May 25, 2020 Update: DSM, Amazon, Fortify

Companies, organizations and individuals continue to attempt to lend support to the COVID-19 pandemic supply effort. We will be providing regular updates about these initiatives where necessary in an...

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by Michael Molitch-Hou at May 25, 2020 03:52 PM

3DHEALS2020: A Not So Lonely Planet

Only a few weeks away from 3DHEALS2020, and I just got off the phone with one of our speakers, Dr. Ho, from NAMIC Singapore. Our brief interview reminded me just... The post 3DHEALS2020: A Not So...

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by Jenny Chen at May 25, 2020 01:00 PM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

The Best Crowdsourced Designs to Fight COVID-19

COVID-19 has temporarily altered acceptable parameters of society at large in every country around the world. Self-quarantining, social distancing and wearing masks in public have become normal. The 3D printing community writ large responded to the crisis with new designs for masks, ventilator conversion components, swabs for testing and other personal protective equipment (PPE). As different geographic areas begin to reopen in phases, focusing on products to help keep public spaces sanitized an...

by Andrew Wheeler at May 25, 2020 09:35 AM

3D Print.com

A Guide to Bioprinting: Understanding a Booming Industry

The success of bioprinting could become the key enabler that personalized medicine, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine need to become a part of medical arsenals. Breakthroughs in...

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by Vanesa Listek at May 25, 2020 07:27 AM

Cell Culture Bioreactor for Tissue Engineering

Researchers from the US and Portugal are refining tissue engineering applications further, releasing the findings of their study in the recently published ‘A Multimodal Stimulation Cell Culture...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 25, 2020 07:25 AM

Arcada: Analyzing Properties of Recycled PLA for 3D Printing

Resham Tamang recently presented a thesis, ‘Materials Analysis of Recycled PLA from 3D Printing,’ to Arcada University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. Continuing in the study of materials...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 25, 2020 07:23 AM

3D Printed Guide and Titanium Implant Help Surgeons Reconstruct Patient’s Pelvic Bone

Cancer patients with pelvic sarcomas need a large bone transplantation and implant fixation after resection of the bone defect, but complex implant systems often fall apart in many patients...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 25, 2020 07:12 AM

Germany: Researchers Evaluate SLA 3D Printing of the Fresnel Lens

Today, users around the world have made at least a noticeable foray into nearly every industry with 3D printing, and the world of optics and lenses is no exception. In... The post Germany:...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 25, 2020 07:08 AM

3D Printing for Nerve Regeneration: Gelatin Methacrylate-Based Nerve Guidance Conduits

Chinese researchers delve deeply into tissue engineering, releasing the findings of their recent study in ‘3D printing of gelatin methacrylate-based nerve guidance conduits with multiple channels.’...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 25, 2020 07:07 AM

May 24, 2020

3D Print.com

FDM 3D Printing: Effects of Typical Parameters on Functional Parts

Ahmed Elkaseer, Stella Schneider, and Steffen G. Scholz delve further into the effects of parameters and settings on the quality of parts, releasing the details from their recent study in... The...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 24, 2020 07:14 AM

Researchers Evaluate Feasibility of Closing Multiple Atrial Septal Defects Guided by 3D Printed Model

We’ve often seen physicians use 3D printed heart models to help during surgeries, but a group of researchers from China published a paper on using them to help with an... The post Researchers...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 24, 2020 06:49 AM

May 23, 2020

3D Print.com

Aalto University Develops a Novel Bioink for Cardiac Tissue Applications

Finland is one of Europe’s most forested nations. Over 70 percent of the country’s boreal forest is covered with spruce, pine, downy birch, and silver birch. But beyond the...

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by Vanesa Listek at May 23, 2020 07:56 AM

Texas A&M Researchers: Eliminating the Weak Spots in 3D Printing

Researchers at Texas A&M, working with scientists from Essentium, Inc., continue to refine 3D printing processes. Pinpointing one of the most vulnerable areas, the individual printed layers, the...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 23, 2020 07:09 AM

May 22, 2020

Fabbaloo

Future Bioprinting Faces Unknown Regulations

An intriguing piece by The Conversation provokes some thinking into the future regulatory environment that might face bioprinting, a form of 3D printing that is rapidly advancing.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 22, 2020 07:14 PM

3D Print.com

Additive Industries CEO Daan Kersten Steps Down as Firm Receives $14M Investment

One of a newer generation of metal laser powder bed fusion (PBF) manufacturers, Additive Industries is continuing to grow rapidly. The latest news is a $14 million investment from its... The post...

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by Michael Molitch-Hou at May 22, 2020 06:31 PM

Fabbaloo

How To Keep In Contact With Your 3D Print Vendor During The Crisis

With the cancellation of countless in-person 3D print events, companies have leveraged technology to keep in contact with clients and prospects in unique ways.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 22, 2020 02:45 PM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

3D Printed Ventilator Part Receives Emergency FDA Approval

3D printing company Formlabs just received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to 3D print bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) adapters. The BiPAP adapters are designed by New York's largest healthcare provider Northwell Health. The first 3D printing manufacturer to receive a EUA, Formlabs is now shipping the FDA-approved adapters to hospitals and healthcare facilities all over the United States. This will help alleviate the current shortage o...

by Andrew Wheeler at May 22, 2020 09:36 AM

3D Printing Event

Strength of 3D Printed Polymer Parts (VIDEO)

Presentation / interview with César Stüpp, Brightlands Materials Center / TNO.

Fused filament fabrication (FFF) is a very versatile AM technique, although it is widely used for prototyping due to their limited mechanical properties, especially in between layers. To approach this matter, a novel technique was developed in which the strength in between layers was increased in 184%, which results in stronger parts.

César Stüpp has a Materials Science and Engineering background. Soon after bachelor, he started a Master degree, working on the development of a novel biodegradable hydroxyapatite reinforced magnesium composite. Later on, he started a Professional Doctorate in Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

During this period, the final assignment resulted in enhancing significantly the overall properties of fused filament fabrication (FFF) printed parts, reducing its anisotropy. To continue working on the development of FFF and help bringing this technology to all applicable areas, he works now as a scientist in the additive manufacturing group in Brightlands Materials Center.

Brightlands Materials Center
Materials play an important role in our societies. Careful use of valuable raw materials sources and a circular economy are of great importance for a sustainable future. Brightlands Materials Center offers a meeting place to accelerate these transitions. It works together with a global network of leading companies along the value chain and with renowned universities and institutes to make this happen. In shared research programs focusing on clear market needs , scientists, technicians and students work together to develop innovative materials solutions for a sustainable future.

César Stüpp, Brightlands Materials Center, will be speaking at the 3D Printing Event.

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by Pieter Hermans at May 22, 2020 08:19 AM

3D Print.com

Texas A&M Researchers Make “NICE” Bioinks to Create Functional Bone Tissues

Managing bone defects and injuries using traditional treatments can be slow and expensive. When bones break, bone cells can usually repair them, unless the break is too large. In that... The post...

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by Vanesa Listek at May 22, 2020 07:47 AM

3D Printing: Successful Scaffolds in Bone Regeneration

In ‘Comprehensive Review on Full Bone Regeneration through 3D Printing Approaches,’ the authors review new developments and solutions in tissue engineering for the formation of cells, as well as...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 22, 2020 07:40 AM

More Caves From China’s Yungang Grottoes are Reproduced Thanks to 3D Printing

Archaeology labs, museums, and cultural heritage institutions around the world have been using 3D printing technology to fabricate countless objects and provide access to cultural heritage. Thanks to...

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by Vanesa Listek at May 22, 2020 07:38 AM

Chocolate 3D Printing with Mass Customization Around the Corner, Says FoodJet

We recently learned that the exciting PERFORMANCE project, meant to develop 3D-printed food for the elderly, didn’t quite pan out as expected, with the major partners, Biozoon and FoodJet,...

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by Michael Molitch-Hou at May 22, 2020 07:29 AM

Researchers Use Microsoft Kinect Xbox 360 Scanner to Obtain Topography for 3D Printable Radiotherapy Phantom

To verify treatment when giving radiation, doctors often turn to radiotherapy phantoms for quality assurance, since the dosage can’t be directly measured. 3D printing is making it easier to...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 22, 2020 07:12 AM

University of Leeds: 3D Printing Folding Robots Inspired by Origami

Akeel Abtan recently submitted a PhD thesis, ‘Design and Fabrication of Origami Elements for use in a Folding Robot Structure,’ to the University of Leeds (Institute of Design, Robotics and... The...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 22, 2020 07:06 AM

May 21, 2020

Thingiverse

[EDU Webinar] The Best 3D Printing Lesson Plans for the Classroom

EDU Webinar The Best 3D Printing Lesson Plans for the Classroom Technology and Engineering Educator Nichole Thomas Learn how you Continue Reading

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by MakerBot at May 21, 2020 08:09 PM

Fabbaloo

Roboze Launches Extreme Parts Network

Roboze launched their long-awaited distributed additive manufacturing service, composed of a network of experienced Roboze 3D printer operators.

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by Kerry Stevenson at May 21, 2020 07:19 PM

Researchers Develop New Ultrafast Additive Manufacturing Technique

Researchers have developed an unusual metal 3D printing process that requires no post processing, electrostatic hydrodynamic redox.

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by ENGINEERING.com at May 21, 2020 03:00 PM

Planting Seeds In 3D Printed Planters Help Us Sprout Into Action

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi take a look at 3D printed planters as high-tech gardening helps us remain rooted in difficult times.

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by Charles Goulding at May 21, 2020 02:47 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printing with Bioplastics: Engineering Biodegradable PHA Blends

Jackie Anderson offers a review regarding one of the most critical 3D printing topics today: materials. As innovation continues to grow, so do the options regarding software, hardware, and...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 21, 2020 08:05 AM

Mathematical Model Determines Which Spare Parts Should or Should Not be 3D Printed

A major potential AM application for many industries is using the technology to fabricate spare parts on-demand in an effort to get rid of warehouses that are stocked full of... The post...

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by Sarah Saunders at May 21, 2020 08:03 AM

International Study Develops 3D Printed Water Filter for Affordable Arsenic Removal

Researchers from Indonesia and Korea have come together to improve water filtration systems for developing countries especially, releasing the results of a recent study in ‘Three-dimensional, printed...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 21, 2020 07:54 AM

Material Extrusion 3D Printing: The Effects of Slicing & Porosity

Prashanth Ravi brings additional data to light in a recently published study, ‘Understanding the relationship between slicing and measured fill density in material extrusion 3D printing towards...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 21, 2020 07:53 AM

Peking University Third Hospital: Follow-Up of 92 Consecutive Patients with 3D Printed Titanium Acetabular Cups

Researchers from Peking University Third Hospital have released the findings of a recent study in ‘A new 3D printing porous trabecular titanium metal acetabular cup for primary total hip...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 21, 2020 07:29 AM

Eliminating Supports in 3D Printing: Accelerating Decomposition for Multi-Directional Techniques

International researchers investigate more complex matters in digital fabrication, detailing their latest study in the recently published ‘Learning to Accelerate Decomposition for Multi-Directional...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 21, 2020 07:25 AM

3D Printing for Mechanical Metamaterials: Pseudo-Mechanism Design & Multistable Units

Nitin Singh and Martin van Hecke, both researchers in the Netherlands, explore pseudo-mechanisms and 3D printing of related building blocks. Their findings are released in the recently published...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 21, 2020 07:21 AM

China: 3D Printing Prototypes for Valveless Piezoelectric Pumps

Chinese researchers experiment with new pumps for flow delivery systems, 3D printing prototypes. Their study is detailed in full in the recently published ‘Improved design and experimental analysis...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 21, 2020 07:11 AM

Recycling Filaments: Evaluating the Mechanical Response of ABS in Multiple Cycles

Researchers from Greece experiment with sustainability in materials, detailing the findings of their study in the recently published ‘Sustainable Additive Manufacturing: Mechanical Response of...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 21, 2020 07:00 AM

Poland: Evaluating Polymer Composites in Rapid Prototyping Technology

Researchers from Poland are examining better ways to use materials in 3D printing, detailing their study in the recently published ‘Polymer Composites Used in Rapid Prototyping Technology.’ As...

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by Bridget O'Neal at May 21, 2020 05:09 AM

May 20, 2020

Thingiverse

[EDU Webinar] How to Write Successful Grants

EDU Webinar How to Write Successful Grants Technology Educator Jessica Pfau Grant writing is challenging, but it can be a Continue Reading

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by MakerBot at May 20, 2020 09:34 PM

3D Print.com

Protolabs Expands European Presence with Larger German 3D Printing Operations

Digital manufacturing bureau Protolabs is investing USD$12.87m (£10.5m) into a new German production facility. The funds will expand the company’s 3D printing capacity in Germany by 50 percent,...

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by Michael Molitch-Hou at May 20, 2020 07:12 PM

Thingiverse

[EDU Webinar] Learn how to teach 3D printing with Kathy Schrock!

EDU Webinar Learn how to teach 3D printing with Kathy Schrock! Educational Technologist Kathy Schrock Join us and learn everything Continue Reading

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by MakerBot at May 20, 2020 04:56 PM

Milling Around

Aerospace Manufacturing Doesn’t Mean Monster Machines

We’ve all been impressed, at one point or another, by a part that was made for aerospace. They usually have tight tolerances, weird geometries, and of course they’re made from ridiculous materials like Inconel or a crazy titanium alloy. But there is a simpler side to the world of aerospace ...

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by Chris Fox at May 20, 2020 04:45 PM

Thingiverse

[EDU Webinar] Steps to Successful STEM Project Planning

EDU Webinar Steps to Successful STEM Project Planning Technology and Engineering Educator Liz Gallo Join the MakerBot Education Team and Continue Reading

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by MakerBot at May 20, 2020 03:25 PM

Fabbaloo

MAINGEAR Pro WS Workstations Bring Big Power to 3D Professionals

Designers, artists, and 3D professionals across different industries know there’s nothing better than a powerful computer that cuts through your processes like warm butter.

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by SolidSmack.com at May 20, 2020 03:04 PM