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December 15, 2018

Terry Wohlers

How to Spell “Wohlers”

I inherited a name that is inherently misspelled. The most common misspelling is an omission of the S. The second most common is the swapping of the O and H. The most irritating is the addition of an apostrophe, as in “Wohler’s.” Adding an apostrophe to Wohlers is no different than adding one to Smith, Johnson, or Brown (i.e., Smit’h, Johnso’n, Brow’n). It is obviously incorrect and looks absurd, yet it’s really no different.

No one likes their name misspelled, especially when it’s published broadly. What’s puzzling to me is spelling a name accurately is really very easy, and it shows that the writer cares. It only takes a second or two to get it right. I can assure you that the person will be grateful.

by Terry Wohlers at December 15, 2018 11:57 PM

Fabbaloo

3D Printed Reconstruction Techniques

 3D print of a portion of an ancient building [Source: Heritage Science Journal]

3D print of a portion of an ancient building [Source: Heritage Science Journal]

A 3D...

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by General Fabb at December 15, 2018 05:14 PM

3D Print.com

SmarTech Publishing Releases Year-End Additive Manufacturing Market Review

Leading industry analysis firm SmarTech Publishing, which specializes in additive manufacturing markets, has published its year-end additive manufacturing market review in a report called 2019...

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by Team SmarTech at December 15, 2018 10:31 AM

IC3D and Maker Community Introduce 3D Printing to Toys for Tots

For a few decades now, Toys for Tots has been collecting and delivering toys to underprivileged children around the holidays. The kids who benefit from the program don’t get much in the way of...

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by Clare Scott at December 15, 2018 02:35 AM

December 14, 2018

3D Print.com

Weta Workshop Acquires Massivit 3D Printer for Creation of Giant 3D Printed Movie Props

Massivit 3D, as its name suggests, is known for its massive 3D printers, and they’ve traveled around the world and participated in some truly fascinating projects, such as the restoration of an...

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by Clare Scott at December 14, 2018 10:59 PM

Student Takes A Look at Several Metal 3D Printed Antennas for Thesis Paper

In a thesis entitled “Design of Microwave Components using Direct Metal Laser Sintering,” a Waterford Institute of Technology student named Deepak Shamvedi discusses using 3D printing to...

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by Clare Scott at December 14, 2018 10:00 PM

3D Printing News Briefs: December 14, 2018

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re taking a look at some interesting use cases for 3D printing. First up, FATHOM is using DfAM to reduce the amount of material used in a mounting...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 14, 2018 09:57 PM

Fabbaloo

Soluble Support Material for PEEK?

 3DGence’s new high-temperature support material, ESM-10 [Source: 3DGence]

3DGence’s new high-temperature support material, ESM-10 [Source: 3DGence]

3DGence...

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by General Fabb at December 14, 2018 08:44 PM

3Ders

3DKToys awarded 'Pin and Void' patent for connecting 3D printed parts

A 3D printable toy company called 3DKToys has been awarded a provisional patent for a Pin and Void method of connecting 3D printed objects that’s used in their line of 3D-printable toys.

December 14, 2018 08:28 PM

3D Print.com

Lifting the Barriers to Incorporating 3D Printing in Fashion Design Education

3D printing is working its way more and more into the world of fashion. Whether it’s on the runways, in wearable collections or both, 3D printing is appearing in a variety of designers’...

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by Clare Scott at December 14, 2018 06:35 PM

3Ders

MIT researchers 3D print inexpensive microfluidics device for personalized cancer treatment

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have 3D printed a novel microfluidic device that simulates cancer treatments on biopsied tumor tissue.

December 14, 2018 06:24 PM

Fabbaloo

VSHAPER's Unusual Medical 3D Printer

 The VSHAPER 500 MED medical 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

The VSHAPER 500 MED medical 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

VSHAPER has developed a new version of...

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by General Fabb at December 14, 2018 06:22 PM

Mcor Sneaks Out The ARKePro

 The new MCOR Technologies ARKePro full-color 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

The new MCOR Technologies ARKePro full-color 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

Call us...

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by General Fabb at December 14, 2018 04:31 PM

3D Print.com

Researchers Decrease Support Structures for Models Through Multidirectional 3D Printing

In most planar-layer based 3D printing systems, material collapse is prevented on large overhangs by adding support structures to the bottom. But support structures in single-material 3D printing...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 14, 2018 04:02 PM

Fabbaloo

To CES, Or Not?

 The theme image for CES 2019 [Source: CES]

The theme image for CES 2019 [Source: CES]

In a few weeks the annual Consumer Electronics Show...

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by General Fabb at December 14, 2018 02:32 PM

3Ders

LSU student 3D prints first full human for radiation therapy research

Meagan Moore, a Biological and Agricultural Engineering student from Louisiana State University (LSU) has 3D printed a full-size "human body" for radiation therapy research.

December 14, 2018 12:31 PM

Fabbaloo

MakerBot Returns with Professional Method 3D Printer

 The new MakerBot Method 3D printer, alongside the MakerBot Mobile app. (Image courtesy of MakerBot.)

The new MakerBot Method 3D printer, alongside the MakerBot Mobile app. (Image courtesy of MakerBot.)

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by ENGINEERING.com at December 14, 2018 11:22 AM

3D Print.com

Interview with Fabio Sant´Ana of Farcco Tecnologia About Metal Printing and 3D Printing in Brazil

Fabio Sant´Ana is from Brazil a country we associate with beaches, football, and carnivals. Yet, the verdant green Carnival-land has much more potential than just being a fun place. Brazil produces...

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by Joris Peels at December 14, 2018 10:12 AM

3Ders

3D printed smart pill could release drugs via Bluetooth

A study organized by researchers at MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Draper demonstrates the feasibility of 3D printing ingestible pills that can wirelessly relay information to a smartphone and deliver drugs on command.

December 14, 2018 09:06 AM

3D Print.com

3D Printed Capsules Deliver Drugs and Communicate via Bluetooth

One of the most interesting developments in medicine is the ability to customize drugs, and 3D printing has played a big role in the advancement of this kind of patient-specific capability. In a...

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by Clare Scott at December 14, 2018 08:05 AM

3D Printed Medical Models Help Irish Startup axial3D Win Emerging Medtech Company of the Year Award

We first heard about Belfast-based healthcare technology firm axial3D, which is focused on the global adoption of 3D printing in the healthcare industry, last year, though it came on the 3D printing...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 14, 2018 07:51 AM

December 13, 2018

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

Exclusive: Origin Discusses Its Unique Mass 3D Printing Process

One of the more exciting announcements from formnext 2018 was that of Origin, a San Francisco startup that came out of stealth mode with a new 3D printing process and a partnership with the world’s largest chemical company, BASF. Origin also announced $10 million in Series A funding led by DCM.  A previously unpublished sneak peek of Origin’s unique 3D printing process. (Image courtesy of Origin.) So far, the company has remained somewhat private about its technology, but ...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at December 13, 2018 10:57 PM

3Ders

Large-format Phrozen Transform SLA 3D printer achieves Kickstarter goal in 3 minutes

The first deluge of distributed manufacturing came in the format of FDM (fused deposition modeling) 3D printing as the patent on that technology expired in 2009. The second wave that we’re currently riding consists of SLA (stereolithography) liquid resin 3D printers

December 13, 2018 07:15 PM

UCLA Scientists reconstruct 1,500-year-old Tiwanaku temple with 3D printing

An ancient Incan city in Bolivia has been recreated using 3D printed models of fragments from a building.

December 13, 2018 06:46 PM

Fabbaloo

Choosing The Right, Or Better 3D Printing Tool?

 The Massivit 1800 large format 3D printer [Source: Massivit]

The Massivit 1800 large format 3D printer [Source: Massivit]

I’m reading a press release from...

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by General Fabb at December 13, 2018 06:44 PM

3D Print.com

GE Additive Signs MoU with University of Sydney to Drive Metal 3D Printing Adoption in Australia

This week, GE Additive announced that it has signed a major Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Sydney, which includes a master research agreement. Per the agreement, GE Additive...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 13, 2018 06:43 PM

Walmart Patents the 3D Printing Gun (As in Glue Gun or 3D Printing Pen)

Now the English language is an imprecise vehicle at the best of times. So we need to be precise here. Walmart Apollo LLC a patent and trademark vehicle of Walmart obtained a patent for the 3D...

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by Joris Peels at December 13, 2018 06:37 PM

3D Printing Chiral Metamaterials Using Cobalt Chromium

In a paper entitled “3D-Printed Chiral Metasurface as Dichroic Dual-Band Polarization Converter,” a team of researchers discusses designing a 3D chiral metasurface behaving as a spatial...

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by Clare Scott at December 13, 2018 06:05 PM

3D Printing Tools for Treating Dyslexia

Dyslexia is not an uncommon disorder, and it affects only writing, not speech or any other aspect of life. It is frequently diagnosed in early childhood, and specialized teaching devices are used to...

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by Clare Scott at December 13, 2018 05:48 PM

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Inside Materials Solutions’ Additive Manufacturing Facility

 Materials Solutions’ new additive manufacturing facility in Worcester, UK [Image: Fabbaloo]

Materials Solutions’ new additive manufacturing facility in Worcester, UK [Image: Fabbaloo]

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by Sarah Goehrke at December 13, 2018 04:18 PM

3Ders

Markforged launches H13 tool steel for Metal X 3D printer

Boston-based 3D printer company Markforged announced the launch of H13 tool steel for the desktop-sized Metal X 3D printer. The expansion into H13 will enable customers to print parts in high-strength, high-temperature applications

December 13, 2018 02:56 PM

Fabbaloo

Reactions to Materialise's 3D Printing Trends for 2019

 Materialise predicts five 3D printing trends for 2019 [Source: Materialise]

Materialise predicts five 3D printing trends for 2019 [Source: Materialise]

Materialise...

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by General Fabb at December 13, 2018 02:41 PM

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3D Print.com

Microfluidics and 3D Printing: the World on a Chip

A careful reader may have noticed that we’ve been posting a lot of stories about microfluidics. We’ve talked about the possible use of new sugar scaffolds in microfluidics, EU funding for...

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by Joris Peels at December 13, 2018 12:57 PM

Why 3D-Printed Homes Might Be the Future of Architecture

We’ve all heard of 3D printing by now – from prosthetic limbs to car parts, 3D printers are creating a growing number of products, and the value of this market is set to reach $26.5 billion in 2021....

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by Richard van Hooijdonk at December 13, 2018 12:50 PM

3Ders

Doctor Without Borders hospital in Jordan is 3D printing prosthetics for conflict victims

A Doctor’s Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières in its French origin) reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman, Jordan is providing 3D printed prosthetics to those scarred by war and conflict in the region. Patients come from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Gaza

December 13, 2018 12:03 PM

Fabbaloo

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 Are you a total n00b? [Source: SolidSmack]

Are you a total n00b? [Source: SolidSmack]

Are you a total n00b?

Do you walk around...

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by SolidSmack.com at December 13, 2018 11:29 AM

3D Print.com

Custom 3D Printer Creates Better Microfluidic Devices

Microfluidic systems are used to improve the analysis of biological and chemical processes by providing a more controlled fluid-handling environment. They are usually created in monolithic form...

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by Clare Scott at December 13, 2018 08:18 AM

Researchers Study Effects of Layer Thickness on 3D Printed PLA Samples

A group of researchers from the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) in Indonesia worked on the mechanical characterization (flexural properties) of biodegradable PLA materials...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 13, 2018 07:15 AM

Autodesk Introduces Mobile Additive Manufacturing Toolbox To 3D Print On Location

Autodesk has long been a big part of the 3D printing industry. Its software has been used in everything from automotive design to prosthetics, and the company has participated directly in several...

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by Clare Scott at December 13, 2018 07:14 AM

Dassault Systèmes Acquires IQMS to Extend 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to Smaller Manufacturers

This week, Dassault Systèmes, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire California-based manufacturing ERP software company IQMS. The $425 million acquisition, to be paid in cash by...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 13, 2018 06:19 AM

December 12, 2018

Fabbaloo

R&D Credits for 3D Printing in the Welding Industry

 [Source: Flickr ]

[Source: Flickr]

Welding is a critical process in the manufacturing and development of many...

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by Charles Goulding at December 12, 2018 08:47 PM

Another Metal 3D Printing Process: Screen Printing

 A tiny 3D printed metal object using the screen printing process [Source: Fabbaloo]

A tiny 3D printed metal object using the screen printing process [Source: Fabbaloo]

We ran...

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by General Fabb at December 12, 2018 06:39 PM

3Ders

Researcher at Penn State demonstrates superiority of 3D printed superalloy

A researcher at Penn State has demonstrated that 3D printed superalloys don’t exhibit an undesirable trait found in conventionally processed superalloys. Superalloys are alloys that are capable of withstanding extreme stresses, high temperatures

December 12, 2018 06:34 PM

3D Print.com

Marine-Based Hydrogels Used to Develop New Bioink for 3D Bioprinting

One of the challenges in the field of bioprinting is developing bioinks that are safe and effective. In a paper entitled “Marine Biomaterial-Based Bioinks for Generating 3D Printed Tissue...

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by Clare Scott at December 12, 2018 05:41 PM

3DGence Introduces ESM-10 Soluble 3D Printing Support Material for PEEK and ABS Models

Polish 3D printer manufacturer 3DGence, a third wave 3D printing company, has just launched a new product that’s really cool: ESM-10 (Engineering Soluble Material), the first soluble support...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 12, 2018 05:10 PM

Felix Mollinga 3D Prints Frames That Let Crystals Grow Into Lamps with Additive Crystal

Dutch Designer Felix Mollinga has developed a very interesting path to a final product. He uses a desktop 3D printer to 3D print a frame for a lamp. This frame is then submerged into a solution and...

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by Joris Peels at December 12, 2018 04:25 PM

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Fine Tuning 3D Printed Superalloys

 Microscopic analysis of 3D printed metals [Source: Nature]

Microscopic analysis of 3D printed metals [Source: Nature]

New research shows how it may be...

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by General Fabb at December 12, 2018 04:11 PM

3D Print.com

Relativity Space 3D Prints 11-Foot-Tall Fuel Tank with Stargate 3D Printer

Relativity Space is not alone in wanting to 3D print rockets – there are plenty of companies with the goal of doing just that. What makes Relativity stand out, however, is that it has the means...

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by Clare Scott at December 12, 2018 03:59 PM

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Fabbaloo

An Update On Digital Metal

 The classic Höganäs KrusWas mug, 3D printed by Digital Metal [Source: Fabbaloo]

The classic Höganäs KrusWas mug, 3D printed by Digital Metal [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by General Fabb at December 12, 2018 02:33 PM

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3D Print.com

Just One Day Left to Take Advantage of 35% Early Bird Discount for Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit

Due to the success of last year’s event, 3DPrint.com, along with SmarTech Markets Publishing, will be co-hosting the second annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit, titled “The Future...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 12, 2018 02:03 PM

3Ders

3D printing aids for people with arthritis

3D printing has done so much for disabled people by providing affordable prosthetics and assistive devices to adults and children alike; even the hearing impaired will benefit from additive manufacturing.

December 12, 2018 01:28 PM

Fabbaloo

4 years of Women in 3D Printing

 Global chapters of Wi3DP as of December 2018 [Image: Women in 3D Printing]

Global chapters of Wi3DP as of December 2018 [Image: Women in 3D Printing]

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by Nora Toure at December 12, 2018 11:39 AM

3Ders

Paladin affordable SLA 3D printer from $299

SLA (stereolithography) 3D printing is the go-to technology when a smooth surface finish is a priority or when the part has very small details. No other 3D printing technology can match the precision and speed of SLA. So then, why isn’t it the most popular form of 3D printing?

December 12, 2018 11:33 AM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

Fusion Factory Introduces Filament-Based Metal and Ceramic 3D Printing

Given the relative newness of metal 3D printing, many in the industry anticipate a continued evolution of the technology that will see it increase in quality and decrease in cost. At formnext, German furnace manufacture Xerion demonstrated this possibility with the introduction of its Fusion Factory, a modular system for 3D printing, debinding and sintering metal and ceramic parts. The Fusion Factory from Xerion. (Image courtesy of Xerion.) To learn more about the technology, engineering...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at December 12, 2018 10:10 AM

Robinz Blog

ZKDEM…

While looking at Flightradar during the QANTAS eclipse I noticed another aircraft with a clever registration.

I guess you need to be a CAD/GIS and Aviation geek to see why ZKDEM is so suitable for an aerial survey aircraft.

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by RobiNZ at December 12, 2018 10:03 AM

3D Print.com

Local Motors Announces Second Olli Challenge

Olli, the autonomous 3D printed shuttle from Local Motors, has appeared in locations around the world, from Buffalo to Washington, D.C. to Berlin. Now Local Motors is opening a second fleet challenge...

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by Clare Scott at December 12, 2018 09:47 AM

3D Printing News Briefs: December 12, 2018

Today’s 3D Printing News Briefs are short and sweet, but still full of important news that’s not to be missed. First, UK-based medical technology firm axial3D is partnering with...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 12, 2018 08:45 AM

December 11, 2018

Fabbaloo

Question of the Week: How Do I Get a 3D Model?

 Capturing a 3D model with a 3D scanner [Source: Fabbaloo]

Capturing a 3D model with a 3D scanner [Source: Fabbaloo]

This week’s question delves into the...

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by General Fabb at December 11, 2018 08:57 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printed Bar is Center of a Technological Party Experience

3D printing has made its way into alcohol establishments before, from bars that offer 3D printing services while you drink to bars with 3D printed taps. Distilling company Bulleit, however, has taken...

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by Clare Scott at December 11, 2018 08:47 PM

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 MakerBot’s new Method 3D printer - exploded view [Source: MakerBot]

MakerBot’s new Method 3D printer - exploded view [Source: MakerBot]

MakerBot finally ...

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by General Fabb at December 11, 2018 08:39 PM

3Ders

Volkswagen toolmaking opens advanced 3D printing center, plans to mass produce parts in 2-3 years

German automaker Volkswagen&aposs toolmaking unit has just announced that it is opening an advanced 3D printing centre at the company’s main production facility in Wolfsburg

December 11, 2018 08:38 PM

Ponoko

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by Lisa Horn at December 11, 2018 08:20 PM

Looking Back: 2018 Year In Review

What We Believe In

Born in 2007, we’re a small group with big dreams.

We believe in a digital making future that unleashes creativity to accelerate human progress. So we’re building the ‘factory of the future’ – a digital manufacturing service that makes it easy for founders, CEOs, engineers & designers to go from idea to product to build businesses to build the future.

The 3 big highlights of 2018 have been getting to know more about our customers,

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by Lisa Horn at December 11, 2018 07:42 PM

3D Print.com

Researchers Use CFD Simulation to Determine Ideal Rate of Extrusion and Toolpath in FDM

In a paper entitled “Numerical Modeling of the Material Deposition and Contouring Precision in Fused Deposition Modeling,” a group of researchers discusses how they used computation fluid...

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by Clare Scott at December 11, 2018 06:00 PM

Ireland: Researchers Use 3D Printed Templates to Control and Tune Metallic Nanostructures

Metallic architectures with nanoscale features are in high demand because of their unique electrical and optical properties, but aren’t the easiest to fabricate…unless 3D printing comes...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 11, 2018 05:22 PM

Fabbaloo

The Lynxter S600D High-Temperature 3D Printer

 The Lynxter high-temperature 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

The Lynxter high-temperature 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

A French startup has developed a...

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by General Fabb at December 11, 2018 04:54 PM

3D Print.com

MakerBot Introduces a New 3D Printer, the Method

MakerBot, which has been producing desktop 3D printers for years, is introducing its first performance 3D printer, described as “bridging the gap” between desktop and industrial 3D...

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by Clare Scott at December 11, 2018 04:04 PM

3Ders

ORNL 3D printed neutron scattering collimators that are better and cheaper

3D printed collimators are expanding the use of neutron scattering instruments at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

December 11, 2018 03:23 PM

MakerBot returns with Makerbot Method, its first Performance 3D Printer

MakerBot has just unveiled the MakerBot Method, a performance 3D printer which aims to bridges the gap between desktop and industrial 3D printing.

December 11, 2018 03:14 PM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

MakerBot Returns with Professional Method 3D Printer

After introducing the original desktop 3D printer to the market in 2009, MakerBot has been on quite a rollercoaster ride including a rocket to global prominence, the launch of a 3D-printable community, an acquisition, the closing of its retail locations, moving from an open- to a closed-source design philosophy, completely redesigning its printers, a lawsuit (against parent company Stratasys), layoffs, the boom and bust of the consumer 3D-printing hype cycle, and cycling through many presidents ...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at December 11, 2018 02:00 PM

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 Meet the Method [Image: MakerBot]

Meet the Method [Image: MakerBot]

Continuing a chat with MakerBot’s CEO and VP of Engineering,...

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by Sarah Goehrke at December 11, 2018 01:33 PM

MakerBot Unveils Its New 3D Printer: Meet the Method

 Meet the Method [Image: MakerBot]

Meet the Method [Image: MakerBot]

MakerBot has just unveiled the Method, a ‘performance’ 3D...

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by Sarah Goehrke at December 11, 2018 01:01 PM

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Book of the Week: Rule 34

 Rule 34 by Charles Stross [Source: Behance / Alberto Seveso ]

Rule 34 by Charles Stross [Source: Behance / Alberto Seveso]

This week’s selection is “Rule...

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by General Fabb at December 11, 2018 11:11 AM

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Harvard 3D printing workflow helps predict leaky heart valves

Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have created a 3D printing workflow that allows cardiologists to predict the performance of artificial heart valves

December 11, 2018 10:55 AM

3D Print.com

Making the Holiday Season Merry and Bright with 3D Printing

While the official first day of winter isn’t actually until next Friday, December 21st, it’s certainly felt like winter here in southwest Ohio recently. For me, this means drinking hot...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 11, 2018 08:00 AM

December 10, 2018

3D Print.com

3D Printing Used to Predict Behavior of Replacement Heart Valves

3D printing has been studied by several different institutions as a method for aiding in a process called transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR. More than one in eight people aged 75 and...

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by Clare Scott at December 10, 2018 09:38 PM

Fabbaloo

Reducing Pain Doesn’t Have to be a Pain

 [Image: MTU]

[Image: MTU]

Assistive devices are typically small aids that make a big difference -- and often...

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by Sarah Goehrke at December 10, 2018 08:34 PM

3D Print.com

Australian Woman Receives 3D Printed Jaw Implant After Tumor Removal

3D printing continues to lead the medical field to new heights, and while this is a boon for scientists, surgeons, and progressive technology—patients are often the ones emerging as the real winners....

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by Bridget Butler O'Neal at December 10, 2018 07:29 PM

Fabbaloo

Finally: ALL Museum Specimens Being 3D Scanned For Public Use

 A skull 3D model of Ailurus-fulgens, the Red Panda [Source: Fabbaloo]

A skull 3D model of Ailurus-fulgens, the Red Panda [Source: Fabbaloo]

An enormous,...

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by General Fabb at December 10, 2018 06:41 PM

3D Print.com

Comparing a 3D Printed Patient Specific Thumb Splint to a Traditional One

A thumb splint may seem like a simple device, designed to keep an injured thumb stable so that it can heal. But according to a pair of researchers from Deakin University, upper limb splints often do...

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by Clare Scott at December 10, 2018 06:19 PM

Fabrisonic and Luna Innovations Making 3D Printed Smart Structures with Embedded Fiber Optic Sensors

Ohio company Fabrisonic is well-known in the industry for its hybrid metal 3D printing process, called Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM), which uses high frequency ultrasonic vibrations to...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 10, 2018 06:17 PM

3Ders

LLNL researchers invent 3D printed metamaterial that stiffens with magnetic field

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers invented a new metamaterial consisting of hollow 3D printed lattice structures filled with ferrofluid that instantly stiffens when exposed to magnetic fields.

December 10, 2018 06:13 PM

3D Print.com

ExOne Introduces the X1 25PRO Metal Binder Jetting 3D Printer

3D printer manufacturer and 3D printing service provider ExOne is known for its binder jetting technology, including metal binder jetting. The company offers more than 10 different 3D printer models,...

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by Clare Scott at December 10, 2018 05:06 PM

Fabbaloo

UK Rail Industry Getting a Handle on Obsolescence

 3D printed rail grab handle [Image: Stratasys]

3D printed rail grab handle [Image: Stratasys]

As 3D printing continues to come into play for...

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by Sarah Goehrke at December 10, 2018 04:22 PM

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Angel Trains, ESG and Stratasys partner to 3D print interior components for rail industry

Angel Trains, one of Britain’s leading train leasing specialists, has partnered with engineering consultancy ESG Rail, and 3D printing technology provider Stratasys, to produce four interior components using 3D printing.

December 10, 2018 04:16 PM

3D Print.com

Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Using an Ecostruder, Recycled E-Waste and Solar Power

Electronic devices are a part of daily life for people across the world – laptops, smart phones, tablets, fitness bands, etc. They’re wonderful to have for many reasons, but none of these...

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by Clare Scott at December 10, 2018 04:02 PM

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 Molecular Representation of a Quantum Dot [Source: Wiki ]

Molecular Representation of a Quantum Dot [Source: Wiki]

Steve Kelly and Charles Goulding of...

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by Charles Goulding at December 10, 2018 02:39 PM

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ESA leads development of 3D printed skin, bone and body parts for future astronauts

Eventually, astronauts will travel to Mars and beyond. When that time comes, their health will depend on what they take with them, including medical supplies and expertise. For the short round trip to the moon, astronauts needed only a few bandages and antibiotics for emergencies

December 10, 2018 12:15 PM

Fabbaloo

Design of the Week: Self-Starting Siphon

 A 3D printed self-starting siphon [Source: Andrea Fontana]

A 3D printed self-starting siphon [Source: Andrea Fontana]

This week’s selection is the...

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by General Fabb at December 10, 2018 11:19 AM

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Season’s Greetings: We’re Open throughout the Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and we’re definitely feeling the Christmas cheer at i.materialise. And there are even more reasons to be cheerful this year, because we have good news: our facilities will be open throughout the holidays! We will also be sending you a Christmas card with every order between 10-25 December. Season’s greetings – and enjoy ordering your 3D prints throughout the holiday season!

 

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by Stephanie at December 10, 2018 08:34 AM

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New Zealand: myReflection 3D Prints Lightweight, Affordable Prosthetic Breasts for Post-Mastectomy Patients

3D printing has brought the potential for massive change in medicine—relating to so many different aspects, from bioprinting to making surgical guides and many different devices. The area of...

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by Bridget Butler O'Neal at December 10, 2018 07:23 AM

BioPrinting with Alzheimer’s Stem Cells May Lead to Improved Drug Testing & Treatment

Alzheimer’s studies give many of us hope, whether we have a relative or friend suffering from the dreaded disease—or simply because we are hoping that a cure will be there if we begin to experience...

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by Bridget Butler O'Neal at December 10, 2018 05:22 AM

December 09, 2018

Fabbaloo

Get a Job in 3D Printing without Being an Engineer

 Some of the nice folks who work at Additive Industries [Source: Additive Industries]

Some of the nice folks who work at Additive Industries [Source: Additive Industries]

If...

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by General Fabb at December 09, 2018 06:19 PM

3D Print.com

Interview with 3D Print Pioneer Kevin McAlea EVP Healthcare and Metals 3D Systems on Industrializing 3D Printing

There are not a lot of people out there with over 25 years of experience in 3D Printing. One of those people is Kevin McAlea. He is currently an EVP at 3D Systems and in charge of the company’s...

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by Joris Peels at December 09, 2018 01:40 PM

December 08, 2018

Robinz Blog

Ride/drive distance planning with Windows Map + Ink

Want to plan a ride/drive and just need to know a rough distance for a few options; grab the pen, Map > measure distance, scribble, scribble, scribble, done.

The “Pen Directions” option does the same, with turn instructions, between each end of an inked line but tends to be too aggressive enforcing minimum distance between them to plan fun meandering rides.

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by RobiNZ at December 08, 2018 09:12 PM

Fabbaloo

New 3D Printing Application: Data Center Fixtures

 Installing custom 3D printed fixtures [Source: Glen Beer]

Installing custom 3D printed fixtures [Source: Glen Beer]

I happened to bump into a new 3D...

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by General Fabb at December 08, 2018 05:43 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printing News Briefs: December 8, 2018

We’re starting with a little bit of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, before moving on to a new material and a software update. PostProcess is partnering with CUBRC, and...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 08, 2018 08:44 AM

December 07, 2018

3D Print.com

MSF Hospital in Jordan Continues to Help Wounded Victims of War with 3D Printed Prosthetics

For over ten years now, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), known in English as Doctors Without Borders, has been operating a reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman, Jordan. Patients from many Middle...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 07, 2018 10:43 PM

Fabbaloo

Authenticity, Traceability, and Supply Chain Integrity

 The Identify3D team at formnext 2018 [Image: Fabbaloo]

The Identify3D team at formnext 2018 [Image: Fabbaloo]

Digital supply chains and digital...

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by Sarah Goehrke at December 07, 2018 08:43 PM

3D Print.com

Purdue Researchers Form Startup for the 3D Printing of Energetic Materials

Energetic materials are a class of material that contains high amounts of stored chemical energy that can be released, and they are used in everything from airbags to explosives. Last year, a team of...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 07, 2018 08:07 PM

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 Sintratec at Formnext 2018 [Image: Sintratec]

Sintratec at Formnext 2018 [Image: Sintratec]

Sintratec looks back at a successful Formnext...

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by Sintratec at December 07, 2018 06:33 PM

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MIT team develops 3D printer that's 10x faster than comparable 3D printers

Professors Jamison Go and John Hart of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Mechanosynthesis Group have developed new hardware that enables what they call FastFFF (fast fused filament fabrication). And it’s fast, see for yourself.

December 07, 2018 06:01 PM

3D Print.com

Researchers Use Robotic Arm 3D Printing Process for Mold Fabrication

Many objects that we call 3D printed, from crayons and chess pieces to turbines and dental aligners, and were actually created using 3D printed molds, rather than being fully printed themselves. A...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 07, 2018 05:44 PM

Fabbaloo

3D Printing Waste Becomes Sustainable Concrete

 Concrete produced with 3D printing byproducts [Image: FICEP S3]

Concrete produced with 3D printing byproducts [Image: FICEP S3]

Sustainability is a major issue...

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by Sarah Goehrke at December 07, 2018 03:57 PM

MIT Developing Cellulose-Based 3D Printing Material

 3D prints made from cellulose [Source: MIT]

3D prints made from cellulose [Source: MIT]

Researchers at MIT have been working on a practical...

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by General Fabb at December 07, 2018 02:22 PM

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S-Squared 3D Printers unveils patent-pending Autonomous Robotic Construction System

S-Squared 3D Printers (SQ3D), a 3D printer manufacturing and service company based out of Long Island, NY., has introduced its patent pending Autonomous Robotic Construction System (ARCS).

December 07, 2018 12:56 PM

Purdue researchers use ultrasonic vibrations to improve 3D printing with viscous materials

There’s been a growing interest in 3D printing with clay-like materials for a number of reasons, including but not limited to a more pleasing aesthetic, better mechanical and insulative properties, and even energy storage.

December 07, 2018 12:16 PM

Fabbaloo

3D Printing Health Risks Identified by UL and Georgia Tech

 Researchers investigating 3D printer particle emissions [Source: Vimeo]

Researchers investigating 3D printer particle emissions [Source: Vimeo]

It’s been known...

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by ENGINEERING.com at December 07, 2018 11:31 AM

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3D printed HeX earbuds not just for the hearing impaired

A pair of 3D printed earbuds created by Manchester Metropolitan University student Elen Parry could give the hearing impaired a stylish and functional upgrade.

December 07, 2018 10:01 AM

3D Print.com

How Cost Effective are 3D Printed Adaptive Aids for Arthritis Patients?

Millions of people are affected by arthritis, a chronic condition consisting of physical disability and joint pain that can negatively affect the patient’s life. But not only is the condition...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 07, 2018 09:30 AM

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3D Print.com

3D Printing Helps Scientists to Understand How Seeds Fly

Have you ever gone out into your yard and been surprised by a particular plant or tree that seems to have sprung up out of nowhere? It certainly wasn’t planted by you, so how did it get there?...

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by Clare Scott at December 07, 2018 07:11 AM

December 06, 2018

Fabbaloo

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 A beautiful resin 3D print [Source: Fabbaloo]

A beautiful resin 3D print [Source: Fabbaloo]

We received an interesting question about resin 3D...

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by General Fabb at December 06, 2018 08:41 PM

3D Print.com

GKN Aerospace Opens New Center of Excellence to Focus on Industry 4.0 Technologies

Today, GKN Aerospace announced that it is opening a new Global Technology Center in the United Kingdom. The center is being funded by a £17m commitment from GKN Aerospace and a £15m commitment from...

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by Clare Scott at December 06, 2018 08:29 PM

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[Image via SpareParts3D]

Digital inventory and on-demand manufacturing are changing the shape of...

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by Sarah Goehrke at December 06, 2018 06:37 PM

3D Print.com

EOS North America and Link3D Working on Proof of Concept Trial for 3D Printing Workflow Software

Today, New York City-based company Link3D, which uses its additive manufacturing execution workflow software to help customers in the 3D printing industry adopt and scale their strategy for Industry...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 06, 2018 05:58 PM

Formlabs Releases Reformulated High Temp Resin for SLA 3D Printing

Formlabs has announced that it has reformulated its High Temp Resin, which is part of its collection of Engineering Resins for the Form 2 3D printer. The material offers the highest heat deflection...

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by Clare Scott at December 06, 2018 05:58 PM

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Russian scientists 3D bioprint mouse’s thyroid in zero gravity on ISS

Russian scientists have managed to grow the thyroid gland of a mouse in zero gravity using a 3D bioprinter on board on the International Space Station (ISS). The unique 3D magnetic bioprinter

December 06, 2018 05:52 PM

3D Print.com

Sculpteo Earns ISO 9001 Standard, Partners with Bombardier

3D printing service Sculpteo has announced that it has obtained the ISO 9001:2015 standard. As defined by the International Standards Organization (ISO), this standard specifies requirements for a...

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by Clare Scott at December 06, 2018 04:25 PM

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ADAPT to Define the Times: A Chat with MIT on the Future of Additive Manufacturing

 ADAPT Program Manager Haden Quinlan (left) and Founder and Director Professor A. John Hart [Image: Fabbaloo]

ADAPT Program Manager Haden Quinlan (left) and Founder and Director Professor A. John Hart [Image: Fabbaloo]

...

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by Sarah Goehrke at December 06, 2018 04:25 PM

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Taiwan academics improve 3D printing speed and quality with ambient temperature sensors

3D printing gets faster, cheaper, and more precise every day thanks to investigative studies and experimentation conducted by dedicated researchers like those at Da-Yeh University in central Taiwan; in a joint effort with Plastics Industry Development Center (PIDC)

December 06, 2018 03:10 PM

Fabbaloo

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 Sample prints using Formlabs’ new high-temperature 3D printing resin [Source: Formlabs]

Sample prints using Formlabs’ new high-temperature 3D printing resin [Source: Formlabs]

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by General Fabb at December 06, 2018 02:01 PM

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Fabbaloo

Manufacturing Platform Xometry Now Has an RFQ Service for Part Quotes

 Diecasting [Source: SolidSmack]

Diecasting [Source: SolidSmack]

Finding other people to do your grunt work for you just got a...

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by SolidSmack.com at December 06, 2018 11:11 AM

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WSU researchers create 3D printed glucose biosensors for diabetes monitoring

A breakthrough out of Washington State University will enable wearable glucose monitoring systems thanks to 3D printed glucose electrochemical biosensor that’s flexible.

December 06, 2018 10:52 AM

3D Print.com

3D Printed Wireless Earbuds Help Enhance Hearing and Reduce Stigma Around Traditional Hearing Aids

Manchester Metropolitan University graduate Elen Parry, a current Industrial Digitalisation masters student at the university and an International Autodesk Student Ambassador for the UK, is focused...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 06, 2018 08:01 AM

Researchers Investigate Applicability of Using 3D Printing for Mass Production of Satellites

As the world works to find faster, more cost-effective ways to get to space, it’s necessary to test out innovative, modern technologies, such as 3D printing, rather than stick to the more...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 06, 2018 05:58 AM

December 05, 2018

3D Print.com

MIT Launches ADAPT Consortium for Additive Manufacturing

MIT, which has been responsible for several major 3D printing breakthroughs in various departments, has announced that is has formed a new industry-facing consortium called the Center for Additive...

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by Clare Scott at December 05, 2018 10:10 PM

Ford Opens New Advanced Manufacturing Center and Showcases 3D Printed Production Parts

Automotive manufacturer Ford has been incorporating 3D printing into its manufacturing procedures for years. Recently the company won three Automotive Innovation Awards for a 3D printed injection...

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by Clare Scott at December 05, 2018 10:01 PM

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 The new Sindoh A1 resin-based 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

The new Sindoh A1 resin-based 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

We spent some time speaking with...

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by General Fabb at December 05, 2018 06:44 PM

3Ders

Study on functional mechanical properties of 3D printed lattice structures

The special mechanical attributes of 3D printed parts with an internal lattice structure have been investigated and thoroughly documented in a study recently published

December 05, 2018 06:41 PM

3D Print.com

Fraunhofer Develops New Plasma Jet Technique for 3D Printing Customized Bone Implants

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST have developed a technique that involves 3D printing bone implants that are precisely fitting, stable and variable...

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by Clare Scott at December 05, 2018 06:30 PM

Raise3D Looking for Beta Testers for New RaiseCloud 3D Printing Management Software

This March, 3D printing company Raise3D introduced its new Pro2 3D printer series, with the official launch taking place at RAPID + TCT in April. Now, the company has something entirely new in store:...

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by Sarah Saunders at December 05, 2018 06:09 PM

EOS Launches the Integra P400 High Yield Industrial 3D Printer for Manufacturing

EOS is a German firm that does most of its development in Krailling Germany. A few years ago however it acquired ALM a US-based manufacturer of custom selective laser sintering powders. With it came...

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by Joris Peels at December 05, 2018 05:57 PM

Fabbaloo

3D Printing and the Playful Path to New Ideas

 The Sliding-3D caught a lot of attention at formnext 2018 [Image: Fabbaloo]

The Sliding-3D caught a lot of attention at formnext 2018 [Image: Fabbaloo]

Lumi Industries...

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by Sarah Goehrke at December 05, 2018 04:37 PM

3D Print.com

CERN Deploys Solukon’s Depowdering Units for Titanium Alloy 3D Printed Components

Metal 3D printing generally requires a lot of work, even after the part has been printed. Not only do supports need to be removed, but excess powder needs to be cleaned off the part – and...

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by Clare Scott at December 05, 2018 04:24 PM

Fabbaloo

Sisma's New Everes 3D Printers

 The Everes series 3D printers from Sisma [Source: Fabbaloo]

The Everes series 3D printers from Sisma [Source: Fabbaloo]

We attended an announcement of two...

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by General Fabb at December 05, 2018 02:29 PM

3Ders

Ford unveils Advanced Manufacturing Center and 3D prints Shelby Mustang GT 500 parts

Ford Motor is making a big bet on futuristic technologies to help speed manufacturing innovation. The company has spent $45-million on its Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford Township, Michigan, just west of Detroit.

December 05, 2018 01:07 PM

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Canon Announces Ceramic 3D Printing Materials

3D printed ceramic parts [Image courtesy of Fabbaloo] Japanese giant Canon announced new ceramic 3D printer materials. Wait, you didn’t know that Canon produces 3D printers? Indeed they do, and you will find they focus on the industrial market. Even though the company is best known for its consumer goods, Canon produces a large amount of large-scale industrial gear. One of their product lines is 3D printers. Specifically, the Canon equipment uses a stereolithography process, in whic...

by Fabbaloo at December 05, 2018 12:15 PM

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Get a grip with ORIGIBOT2, a 3D printed telepresence robot

It’s great being able to attend a meeting remotely with a telepresence bot as it allows the user to see presentations as well as who is talking and how they’re reacting

December 05, 2018 11:56 AM

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3Ders

Nanoscribe launches Photonic Professional GT2 3D printer for high-precision microfabrication

Germany’s Nanoscribe, a company specializing in nano-, micro-, and meso-scale 3D printing, has introduced the Photonic Professional GT2 3D printer for high-resolution microfabrication and maskless lithography.

December 05, 2018 10:20 AM

3D Print.com

Medical 3D Printing Companies Gain FDA Certification Under Materialise Program

If you follow 3D printing or medical news at all, you’re likely familiar with the many ways that 3D printing is changing medicine for the better. 3D printed anatomical models are helping...

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by Clare Scott at December 05, 2018 10:00 AM

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