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September 17, 2019

3D Print.com

Raise3D Introducing New Multipurpose E2 3D Printer at TCT Birmingham 2019

Perhaps best known for its original N series of 3D printers, global 3D printer manufacturer Raise3D introduced its flexible Pro2 3D printer series at RAPID 2018. Now, at the upcoming... The post...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 17, 2019 03:20 AM

September 16, 2019

Fabbaloo

A Funny Thing Happened When Filament Shopping

Warehoused stocks of 3D printer filament [Source: Fabbaloo]

Warehoused stocks of 3D printer filament [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 16, 2019 01:41 PM

3D Print.com

How I Built a 3D Printing Business in a Bubble and Survived

Let’s rewind to 2013. Magazine covers, Netflix documentaries, and daily news segments talking about how 3D printing took over the world of tech and gave everyone an impassioned vision of... The post...

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by Mike Moceri at September 16, 2019 01:00 PM

What is Metrology Part 17: Antialiasing

This is an article doing a deep dive into the techniques of antialiasing. In this field, there are many nuances that can be reveal to us that we are not aware of. The post What is Metrology Part...

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by Ese Osaghae at September 16, 2019 10:33 AM

Fabbaloo

Design of the Week: Zeus V8 Electric Motorcycle

The Zeus V8 Electric Motorcycle [Source: Curtiss Motorcycles]

The Zeus V8 Electric Motorcycle [Source: Curtiss Motorcycles]

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 16, 2019 10:29 AM

3D Print.com

Portable Microfluidic Platforms Streamline Multiple Lab On A Chip Applications

In the recently published ‘Portable Microfluidic Platform Employing Young-Laplace Pumping for Multiplexed Lab-on-a-Chip Applications’ author Leonard Mahlberg discusses the relevance of lab-on-a-chip...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 16, 2019 08:50 AM

Polymers As A Service: More Profits, More Planet?

Plastics are a victim of their success. Easy and inexpensive to make, they have become ubiquitous. Facile to turn into new compounds, to extend through additives or blends, they are... The post...

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by Joris Peels at September 16, 2019 08:24 AM

Germany: Two-Photon Polymerization 3D Printing with a Microchip Laser

Laser additive manufacturing technology is growing more prevalent around the world for industrial uses, leading researchers to investigate further in relation to polymerization, with findings...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 16, 2019 07:55 AM

Terry Wohlers

AM in India

For years, additive manufacturing and 3D printing have been put to work in India for concept modeling, design validation, prototyping, and some tooling. Organizations in the U.S., Germany, and other countries are pushing hard to adopt AM for production applications, with India showing similar interest. AM is the subject of a session at the 11th NASSCOM Design & Engineering Summit on September 26-27, 2019 in Bangalore. I’m excited about participating in this important event.

In 2018, AM in India was dominated by growing interest in metal AM systems, according to Mukesh Agarwala, managing director of 3D Product Development (3DPD) of Bangalore, India’s largest AM service provider. Agarwala contributes a summary on AM in India for publication in the annual Wohlers Report. He said that Indian organizations in the oil/gas and IT sectors are currently evaluating ways in which AM might help their businesses.

AM machines, materials, and services in India in 2018 were an estimated $100+ million, according to Agarwala. While this is not insignificant, it represents only about 1% of the global AM total of $9.8 billion, according to Wohlers Report 2019. Even so, the opportunity in India is vast. As more educational, research, and corporate entities understand the many benefits and competitive advantages that AM offers, adoption will increase to become significant.

by Terry Wohlers at September 16, 2019 12:11 AM

September 15, 2019

Fabbaloo

How Are 3D Prints Used For Design?

3D print of the Dubai Museum of the Future [Source: Ultimaker]

3D print of the Dubai Museum of the Future [Source: Ultimaker]

There are plenty...

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 15, 2019 03:43 PM

3D Print.com

Janne Kyttanen on Creativity in 3D Printing

Janne Kyttanen is a whirlwind of innovation, ideas and designs. The pioneering 3D printing designer was one of the first to couple design and 3D printing, the first to sell... The post Janne...

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by Joris Peels at September 15, 2019 10:44 AM

What is Metrology Part 16: Introductory Coding

This is a step into the world of coding and how it affects image processing. This interactive coding project helps to reinforce knowledge we have previously explored as well as new ways for us to get...

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by Ese Osaghae at September 15, 2019 07:52 AM

September 14, 2019

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The low-cost Axis 3D Printer [Source: Makertech 3D]

The low-cost Axis 3D Printer [Source: Makertech 3D]

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 14, 2019 03:27 PM

3D Print.com

Enabling the Future: 3D Printed Frog Arm Prosthetic for Epilepsy Patients

While there is always the question of whether life imitates art, or vice versa, science and innovation today often imitate nature—and we humans seem to be getting better at it.... The post Enabling...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 14, 2019 08:42 AM

Promoting Additive Manufacturing: GE Additive Lichtenfels Facility Opening Celebrated in Bavaria

While GE Additive continues to make enormous strides in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, they continue to procure large facilities around the globe for production too. Now, they are...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 14, 2019 07:14 AM

September 13, 2019

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Relativity Space is operating at full thrust! [Source: Relativity Space]

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 13, 2019 08:07 PM

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Additive manufacturing can produce parts using geometry that is not possible through traditional subtractive manufacturing, such as lattice structures for optimized strength and weight. [Image: Dassault Systèmes]

Additive manufacturing can produce parts using geometry that is not possible through traditional subtractive...

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by David Ziegler at September 13, 2019 04:24 PM

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The flexibility of 3D printing allows multiple design iterations to be considered and prototyped. [Image: Dassault Systèmes]

The flexibility of 3D printing allows multiple design iterations to be considered and prototyped. [Image:...

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by David Ziegler at September 13, 2019 04:22 PM

Stratasys Invests Big Time in Xaar, But Why?

Xaar gets a huge boost from Stratasys [Source: Xaar]

Xaar gets a huge boost from Stratasys [Source: Xaar]

Stratasys announced...

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 13, 2019 02:17 PM

3D Print.com

Enter the 2020 Additive Manufacturing Strategies Startup Competition

February 11th through 12th 2020 will see another Additive Manufacturing Strategies Event in Boston. A small scale summit-like event for industry leaders specific to the metal printing and medical...

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by Joris Peels at September 13, 2019 11:53 AM

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Solid-State Battery 3D Printing Preps for Production

KeraCel is 3D printing batteries

KeraCel is 3D printing batteries

In many ways, the holy grail of additive...

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by ENGINEERING.com at September 13, 2019 10:37 AM

3D Print.com

Envisiontec 3D-Bioplotter: New Bioprinting Capabilities

The 3D-Bioplotter from EnvisionTEC has been at the heart of over 333 scientific papers, from 3D printing human tissue to 3D printing an ovary for mouse implantation. It is one of the most... The...

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by Vanesa Listek at September 13, 2019 04:41 AM

Copenhagen: COBOD 3D Prints European Building Again in Just Three Days

A construction company originally created as a spinoff from Denmark’s 3D Printhuset to handle customer demand for 3D printing construction activities and the BOD2 3D printer, COBOD (Construction...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 13, 2019 04:36 AM

Momentus–Relativity Space Agreement Will Lead to Multiple Launches for First 3D Printed Rocket

Relativity Space, headquartered in Los Angeles, continues to forge ahead within the 3D printing and additive manufacturing realm—but even more so, within the aerospace industry. Now, they have...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 13, 2019 04:35 AM

3D Systems Receives Additonal FDA Clearance for D2P Solution that Makes 3D Printed Anatomic Models

3D Systems has long been involved with using 3D technology to change and save lives in the medical industry. Last summer, the company introduced a new On Demand Anatomical Models service, which...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 13, 2019 04:33 AM

Airbus Helicopters Uses KASTO Bandsaw to Remove 3D Printed Metal Parts from Base Plate

3D printing is often used by companies to manufacture parts and components for helicopters, and Airbus Helicopters – part of the larger Airbus Group – is no exception. Just one... The...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 13, 2019 04:32 AM

Harvard Researchers Developing a New Way to 3D Print Organs

Imagine your own heart for a second. Then try to figure out how many cells it has. It’s not that simple. Some cells are very easy to spot while others... The post Harvard Researchers...

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by Vanesa Listek at September 13, 2019 04:29 AM

September 12, 2019

Fabbaloo

Stratasys Shows Fashion Fabric 3D Printing System

Stratasys coIIaborated with designers threeASFOUR and Travis Fitch for breakthrough Chro-Morpho CoIIection, featuring 3D printed fashion at New York Fashion Week [Source: Stratasys]

Stratasys coIIaborated with designers threeASFOUR and Travis Fitch for breakthrough Chro-Morpho CoIIection,...

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 12, 2019 05:08 PM

How My Search for Efficiency Made My 3D Business Better

Remote project management [Image: MakerOS]

Remote project management [Image: MakerOS]

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by Mike Moceri at September 12, 2019 03:31 PM

iMaterialise

Meet Our New Rubber-Like Material!

We’re back from our summer break and have exciting news to share: we have a new and improved TPU offering! Plus, this rubber-like material is now available in the US!

Our Research Project Manager Giovanni Vleminckx has been working hard on getting this material ready for production, which is still fully flexible like the old TPU, but now even more resistant to abrasion and wear.

Research project manager Giovanni Vleminckx researches all new materials and technologies that we offer.

Research project manager Giovanni Vleminckx researches all new materials and technologies that we offer.

What are the main benefits of this material?

  1. It has a very high level of design freedom, with walls only needing to be 0.8 millimeters thick.
  2. It’s strong enough to allow us to make even large parts.
  3. With our new offering, we have a higher production capacity, meaning we can increase volume and print speeds while maintaining short lead times.

What’s new?

  1. Smoother surfaces: We conducted a survey in which 85% of respondents said that the visual and tactile properties of the new TPU are better or much better than the old one
  2. More detail: Features are even sharper with the new TPU.
  3. Color: Our new rubber-like material is a slate gray color instead of an off-white.
  4. 3D printing technology: Our new TPU is made using an adhesive agent and heat to fuse powder together in a process called Multi Jet Fusion (MJF). Our old rubber-like offering was made by fusing powder together using a laser, which is called Laser Sintering (SLS). Check out our 3D Printing Technologies page to learn more about the difference.

What is the rubber-like material?

Like our old rubber-like offering, items made with this material are able to bounce back to its original form. As Giovanni puts it, “TPU has an excellent shape memory. For example, you could drive over this TPU lattice cube, as well as the whole sphere, with a car and it would return to its original shape. This is a unique feature you would like to have in everything where you have these lattices incorporated, where you want to regain the shape that you originally have, but still have the possibility that your part can conform to certain deformations.”

Why use TPU?
TPU is great for prototypes or end-use parts. It’s great for fashion pieces, jewelry, shoe soles or squeezable gadgets. It’s already used by industries for applications that require good shock absorption, as well as applications such as air ducts, complex tubing, grippers, skiing goggles, and more.

What would you print in our new rubber-like material? Get started by uploading your 3D model!

by Elizabeth at September 12, 2019 12:19 PM

Fabbaloo

Why SOLIDWORKS World Was Changed to 3DEXPERIENCE World

SOLIDWORKS World is no more [Source: Dassault Systemés]

SOLIDWORKS World is no more [Source: Dassault Systemés]

I know all y’all...

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by SolidSmack.com at September 12, 2019 10:23 AM

3D Print.com

Stratasys Increases Stake in Xaar 3D to 45%

For years I’ve been saying that the ideal combination of 3D printing methods would be the color options of inkjet combined with the low cost, durability, and toughness of FDM... The post...

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by Joris Peels at September 12, 2019 10:02 AM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

Protolabs Adopts Carbon’s 3D Printing for On-Demand Production

Minnesota-based Protolabs announced this week the addition of Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology to its portfolio of manufacturing and prototyping technologies. Using DLS, the company will be able to tackle new types of orders and customers. To learn more, we spoke to Greg Thompson, Protolabs’ global product manager for 3D printing. A 3D-printed part made with rigid polyurethane and internal lattice structures. (Image courtesy of Protolabs.) Unlike standard add...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at September 12, 2019 09:19 AM

3D Print.com

Stratasys and threeASFOUR Debut NYFW Collection, Featuring a Dress with Elements 3D Printed Directly on the Fabric

As is the case with many other industries, from aerospace and medical to automotive and military, 3D printing has been infiltrating the world of fashion…and what better venue to...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 12, 2019 08:49 AM

Join the STANLEY+Techstars Demo Day on October 7

In 2017, industry leader Stanley Black & Decker, extended its corporate innovation footprint by developing a partnership with Techstars. That partnership launched the start of a multi-year...

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by Claudia Reuter at September 12, 2019 08:47 AM

Interview with Owen Hildreth on Automated Support Removal of Metal 3D Prints

A friend tipped me about Owen Hildreth’s work. The Colorado School of Mines Professor has spent years developing an automated metal support removal process for metal printing. This is...

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by Joris Peels at September 12, 2019 08:11 AM

3ERP Presents: an Affordable Route into Metal Additive Manufacturing

Metal additive manufacturing is now at the forefront of the 3D printing world. Where once it was FDM 3D printers taking the industry by storm, today it is production-ready machines... The post 3ERP...

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by Ronan Ye at September 12, 2019 05:26 AM

Slovak Republic: New Printhead for 3D Printing & Recycling Using Robot Arms

In ‘Design of the 3D Printhead with Extruder for the Implementation of 3D Printing from Plastic and Recycling by Industrial Robot,’ authors Martin Pollák, Jakub Kaščak, Monika Telišková, and...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 12, 2019 05:24 AM

Project PLA Makes Recycling & Composting a Reality in the US for 3D Printing Users

As the ongoing need for and conversation about recycling and saving the environment from plastic trash continues, the concern has expanded to the 3D printing industry—and especially since polymers...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 12, 2019 05:22 AM

3D Printing at CSAIL MIT: Photo-Chromeleon Programmable Ink Inspired by Nature

Once again, scientists are inspired by nature in their work, and here—intensely so. Authors Yuhua Jin, Isabel Qamar, Michael Wessely, Aradhana Adhikari, Katarina Bulovic, Parinya Punpongsanon, and...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 12, 2019 05:14 AM

Bally Ribbon Mills Masters 3D Weaving to Create Lightweight, Complex Structures

You may be familiar with 3D printing and even 4D printing now too, but 3D weaving is another technology offering improvements over its conventional 2D form in many different applications.... The...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 12, 2019 05:13 AM

September 11, 2019

Fabbaloo

$6M For 3D Printed “Meat”?

3D printed alt-meat burgers [Image: Redefine Meat]

3D printed alt-meat burgers [Image: Redefine Meat]

3D printing is redefining...

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 11, 2019 08:17 PM

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4th ASTM Symposium on Structural Integrity of Additive Manufactured Materials and Parts

4th ASTM Symposium on Structural Integrity of Additive Manufactured Materials and Parts

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 11, 2019 10:41 AM

3D Print.com

nScrypt to Deliver Factory in a Tool to Australian Defense Department

The Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group of Australia’s Department of Defence has selected nScrypt’s Factory in a Tool (FiT) platform to augment its research operations.  DST is a...

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by Joris Peels at September 11, 2019 09:43 AM

Robinz Blog

The power of community and connection

I was looking to schedule the insert location and rotation of a Multiview Block in AutoCAD Architecture. They have location properties for x,y,z and rotation in the Properties Palette but, strangely, rotation is not an available MV Block property when creating a property set. I tried the Block and MInsert rotation properties (both have them) but they do not report the MV Block rotation. Some Properties in ACA are linked (one value used for multiple object types)  but not those.

MV Block in Edtior with rotation, but not in properties

Pondered for a bit, searched the web, surely someone in the past couple of decades had solved this before? But no…

So I posted about it on the AutoCAD Architecture Forum. Within minutes David Koch, who I have known for years via forums/blogging and met at least once at AU, replied with an elegant workaround. He used a Formula Property Set to return the correct value (converted to degrees from radians too!).

Thanks David, a great example of sharing on the community forums in action!

by RobiNZ at September 11, 2019 09:25 AM

3D Print.com

What is Metrology Part 15: Inverse Filtering

This is an article on the essence of Inverse Filtering. Within this image processing method there are two distinct methods to deblur images. The post What is Metrology Part 15: Inverse Filtering...

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by Ese Osaghae at September 11, 2019 08:22 AM

FabRx: The First Clinical Study Using Personalized 3D Printed Pills (In Humans)

3D printing technology is becoming disruptive to the pharmaceutical industry. The manufacturing of personalized medicine, such as patient-specific pills, can make customized drug delivery and dosing...

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by Vanesa Listek at September 11, 2019 07:48 AM

3D Printing News Briefs: September 11, 2019

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about plenty of new things, from workflows to materials. Carbon and Dentsply Sirona have launched a workflow for the digital printing...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 11, 2019 07:46 AM

North Carolina: KAM Receives New Certifications for Hybrid Manufacturing

Headquartered in unassuming Statesville, NC, Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM) continues to forge ahead in hybrid manufacturing, now announcing they have completed certifications in the...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 11, 2019 07:44 AM

Formnext Start-up Challenge Announces Five Winning 3D Printing Startups

We’re several days into September now, which means that it’s only two short months until this year’s Formnext exhibition and conference in Germany. But before its November event,...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 11, 2019 07:42 AM

Ponoko

Small Scale, High Quality

How Faith Guynes Uses Laser Cutting To Save Time Making Custom Miniatures

Making furniture pieces of any size requires a fair amount
of labor, as the component pieces must be cut to exact sizes in order to
properly fit together and be level. When you set out to make miniatures,
however, the scale may be reduced but the need for precision is magnified.

Choosing Laser Cutting

Like many makers who find their way to laser cutting,

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by Lisa Horn at September 11, 2019 01:32 AM

September 10, 2019

Fabbaloo

The Importance Of Investment In Certain Types Of 3D Print Companies

Environmentally-controlled 3D print operations at Precision ADM [Source: Fabbaloo]

Environmentally-controlled 3D print operations at Precision ADM [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 10, 2019 08:19 PM

Carbon Comes To Protolabs; Launches Digital Print Denture Workflow

DLS production of denture pieces with Dentsply Sirona’s new material [Image: Carbon]

DLS production of denture pieces with Dentsply Sirona’s new material [Image: Carbon]

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 10, 2019 03:41 PM

Milling Around

John Saunders Talks About Tolerances When Making Your Parts

You probably already know this, but tolerances are important. If your product is a standalone part with only one component,

by bzingler at September 10, 2019 03:00 PM

Fabbaloo

What Will Ultimaker Announce?

Ultimaker is about to announce… something [Source: Ultimaker]

Ultimaker is about to announce… something [Source: Ultimaker]

Ultimaker...

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 10, 2019 01:38 PM

3D Print.com

Reducing 3D Printing Collisions with Toolpath Optimization Methodology

While many industries are using 3D printing to manufacture products, the technology has not been largely adopted in large-scale production. According to researchers from the University of...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 10, 2019 11:48 AM

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Engineering.COM 3D Printing

Solid-State Battery 3D Printing Preps for Production

In many ways, the holy grail of additive manufacturing (AM) is the ability to produce completely fullyfunctional components and assemblies in a single fabrication operation—say, smartphones 3D printed with just one machine. Key to such a capability would be the ability to 3D print complete batteries, a project that a variety of researchers have been working on around the globe. Though there are a number of research endeavors to develop battery 3D printing technology, KeraCel may be the ...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at September 10, 2019 09:42 AM

3D Print.com

What is Metrology Part 14: Image Restoration

This is an article detailing the depth of information and and knowledge within image restoration. Be prepared to take a brief trip on the extent of this technology and how it can be utilized. The...

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by Ese Osaghae at September 10, 2019 08:15 AM

3D Printing Offers Significant Impact on Microfluidics

Researchers present an overview of 3D printing microfluidics in the recently published ‘Functional 3D Printing for Microfluidic Chips.’ Allowing for epic ‘downscaling’ of biochemical applications—and...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 10, 2019 08:03 AM

Equispheres’ Aluminum Alloy Powders Can Be Used in Binder Jet 3D Printing Process

Last summer, Lockheed Martin invested $5 million, under the Industrial Regional Benefits (IRB) and Industrial Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy, in Canadian materials science company Equispheres....

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by Sarah Saunders at September 10, 2019 06:05 AM

Chinese Startup Meditool Gets Investment From Evonik

Last year Evonik opened a new production line for specialty PA [polyamide] powders at the Marl Chemical Park in Germany, increasing the company’s annual capacities by 50%. It also released a... The...

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by Vanesa Listek at September 10, 2019 06:03 AM

PrintLab Launches 3D Printing Learning Platform for the Netherlands

In early 2018, British 3D printing curriculum provider PrintLab set up its online PrintLab Classroom portal to give teachers a little help in coming up with creative lesson plans that integrate 3D...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 10, 2019 05:59 AM

Generative Design Team at Helyx 3D Prints Lightweight Racing Quadcopter

The team at Helyx, headquartered in Italy, is exploring the limits of generative design with their 3D printed drone, a lightweight racing quadcopter created for agility and speed, and the... The...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 10, 2019 05:56 AM

September 09, 2019

Terry Wohlers

Elastic and Rigid Behavior in Single-Material Parts

Note: Ray Huff, associate engineer at Wohlers Associates, authored the following.

The elastic behavior of polymers, coupled with the design freedom of AM, allows designers to produce some very interesting products. A single-material part can have rigid and springy features, all driven by design. A good example is a small catapult on display in our office. The coil around the main shaft provides the spring force for operating the catapult, although both parts are made of PA12. The image at the left shows the catapult loaded and ready to launch. The one at the right shows the catapult after launching the ball. Notice the coil spring and locking mechanism.

Recent applications have developed with this principle in mind, many using elastomers to amplify this behavior. An example is the latticed helmet liners developed by Riddell and Carbon. Using sophisticated software, designers produce thicker lattice members and meshes where more rigid behavior is needed. Thinner lattice members alloy more flex and shock absorption in other areas. Similar functionality is being developed by HP for use with TPU on its new Jet Fusion 5200 series machines. Lattice structures and hybrid flexible/rigid components are a relatively new frontier, but we expect to see more of these types of products in the near future.

by Terry Wohlers at September 09, 2019 08:41 PM

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nAngioDerm: European Grant for 3D Printed Skin and Wound Care

The regenerative medicine project nAngioDerm has received a European grant of €747,000 ($822,000) to provide a solution for dermal regeneration, by helping patients whose wounds from ulcers or major...

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by Vanesa Listek at September 09, 2019 06:15 PM

3D Print Crash Course – Design Essentials for 3D Printing – Learn with Experts

It’s back to school! Learn 3D print design essentials with us!  We have an introductory 3D print design course that will give you the tools and knowledge to start your... The post 3D Print Crash...

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by Joris Peels at September 09, 2019 05:57 PM

Fabbaloo

We're Heading To TCT Show 2019 In A Few Weeks - Are You?

We will be at the upcoming TCT Show 2019 [Source: TCT Show]

We will be at the upcoming TCT Show 2019 [Source: TCT Show]

We have something...

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 09, 2019 04:57 PM

3D Print.com

Justin Ryan of Rady Children’s Hospital on 3D Printing in Hospitals

I’ve rarely seen a trend go so glacially slow and then speed up so rapidly as 3D printing labs in US hospitals. For years there were only one or two... The post Justin Ryan of Rady Children’s...

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by Joris Peels at September 09, 2019 10:37 AM

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The 3D printed Drifter binocular telescope [Source: Analog Sky]

The 3D printed Drifter binocular telescope [Source: Analog Sky]

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 09, 2019 10:37 AM

3D Print.com

Is Additive Manufacturing a Threat to Nuclear Program Security Worldwide?

In the recently published ‘Dual-use distinguishability: How 3D printing shapes the security dilemma for nuclear programs,’ author Tristan A. Volpe (Naval Postgraduate School) discusses the current...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 09, 2019 07:57 AM

EU’s 3D4VET Studies Project Developing Program to Add 3D Printing Curricula to Vocational Training

3D4VET Studies (3D4VET) is a project co-funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ program that is on a mission to add 3D printing to the European Credit system for Vocational Education... The...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 09, 2019 07:36 AM

Volvo Trucks US Improves Quality With 3D Printing, Uses Over 500 Tools & Fixtures

North America is a major market for the Volvo Group, representing about 28 percent of its total 2018 sales. With nine manufacturing facilities in six US states, as well as... The post Volvo Trucks...

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by Vanesa Listek at September 09, 2019 07:34 AM

MX3D Releases Arc Bike II, 3D Printed & Customized for User

Dutch 3D printing specialist MX3D has just released a new version of their 3D printed bike. While such a concept is not entirely new in any case, their latest innovation... The post MX3D Releases...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 09, 2019 07:30 AM

September 08, 2019

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[Image: nTopology]

NYC-based nTopology is expanding into Europe.

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 08, 2019 03:48 PM

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3D Printing in Space: Metal Printing in µ‐Gravity Shows Promise

3D printing in micro gravity is garnering growing interest from scientists and aerospace engineers—and especially as such activity grows at the International Space Station. German and French...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 08, 2019 07:54 AM

September 07, 2019

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Interview with Gavin Leggott on 3D Printing in Africa

Gavin Leggott Gavin Leggot from Promake International Ltd discusses 3D printing in Africa in this interview. Africa is not yet fully explored when it comes to 3D printing and Additive... The post...

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by Farai Mashambanhaka at September 07, 2019 10:28 AM

September 06, 2019

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Which 3D Printing Tradeshows Are For You?

Major 3D print events worldwide [Source: Fabbaloo]

Major 3D print events worldwide [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 06, 2019 05:17 PM

How Has 3D Printing Changed?

An overview of the industry — bird’s eye view of a 3D printing event [Image: Julie Reece]

An overview of the industry — bird’s eye view of a 3D printing event [Image: Julie Reece]

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by Julie Reece at September 06, 2019 03:31 PM

Do You Need A 3D Printer Emissions Sensor?

A VOC sensor system installed on a 3D printer [Source: Hackaday]

A VOC sensor system installed on a 3D printer [Source: Hackaday]

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 06, 2019 02:12 PM

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Hybrid Manufacturing: Opportunities for Additive Manufacturing and CNC Companies

“Hybrid Manufacturing Markets: Opportunities for Additive Manufacturing and CNC Companies”, a new report from SmarTech Analysis, digs down into the market for hybrid manufacturing systems, which...

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by Team SmarTech at September 06, 2019 01:12 PM

US Researchers Create 3D Printing Filament from Recycled Cellulose Polypropylene

In this recently published study, ‘Recycled Cellulose Polypropylene Composite Feedstocks for Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing,’ researchers from the US explain their findings in using not...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 06, 2019 10:55 AM

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Product Design in the Cloud Gets a Helping Hand

TECHNIA.Cloud

TECHNIA.Cloud

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by ENGINEERING.com at September 06, 2019 10:33 AM

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3D Printing Polymer-Bonded Magnets Rival Conventional Counterparts

Authors Alan Shen, Xiaoguang Peng, Callum P. Bailey, Sameh Dardona, and W.K Anson explore new techniques in ‘3Dprinting of polymer-bonded magnets from highly concentrated, plate-like particle...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 06, 2019 09:46 AM

Paul Ellis of Polymate3D is 3D Printing Speaker Drivers in Kit Form

I received my very first CD player as a birthday gift when I was in middle school; as it was the 90s, the system was a large, clunky boombox. As... The post Paul Ellis of Polymate3D is 3D Printing...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 06, 2019 07:53 AM

3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2019

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’ve got some business and materials news to share. ASTM International has announced five female board nominees, and cycling brand fizik is working...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 06, 2019 06:56 AM

September 05, 2019

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The Non-Obvious Additive Manufacturing Needs Of Contract Manufacturing

SLS 3D printers at work at Stratasys Direct Manufacturing in Belton, TX [Image: Fabbaloo]

SLS 3D printers at work at Stratasys Direct Manufacturing in Belton, TX [Image: Fabbaloo]

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 05, 2019 05:22 PM

Carbon Keeps 3D Printing In The Saddle With fizik

A cyclist on a fizik bicycle with an Adaptive seat [Image: Carbon]

A cyclist on a fizik bicycle with an Adaptive seat [Image: Carbon]

DLS 3D...

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 05, 2019 03:47 PM

Prusa Sets World Record By Simultaneously Running 1096 3D Printers

Prusa Research sets the world record for simultaneously operating 3D printers [Source: YouTube]

Prusa Research sets the world record for simultaneously operating 3D printers [Source: YouTube]

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 05, 2019 01:49 PM

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Researchers See Potential for 3D Printed Inhalers

US researchers created a study to compare conventionally made inhaler actuators with those that were 3D printed. The results were promising, as outlined in the recently published ‘Supporting...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 05, 2019 11:43 AM

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3D Printing: Supporting Excellence in Design for Consumer Products

We all love a well-designed product. Years ago, design was reserved for high-end sports cars or the fashion runway. But today, it is tied into every purchase decision a consumer makes. Products not only must work well, but look great and express who we are as a consumer. The ushering in of design-led product development by companies like Apple, Google, Nike, and Ford has created a new requirement to succeed in today’s consumer goods space: Excellence in design.

Almost everyone would admit they’ve made purchase decisions based on products with better design. McKinsey’s October 2018 report shows companies focusing on design outperform the average. So, if good design equals good business and happy customers – why do some companies get it right and others don’t?

In every step in the design processes – from ideation and concepting to detailed design iteration and final design approval – it’s important to communicate clearly with a broader team and reach decisions quickly. 3D printing can help bring designers and executive decision-makers into alignment faster.

For instance, designers want to test design alternatives early, and have time to explore ideas before a decision is made. Companies need the real design with the right color and feel. They’re demanding an ability to communicate about designs easily with teams from around the world. They want stakeholders to understand design intent so they don’t have to say, “imagine if” or “it will look just like the rendering but without the…” Most importantly, each wants the design envisioned as the one the manufacturing team can produce.

3D printing has been helping make designs more real than what you can see on a screen or a page and – have been much faster than other modeling approaches. But many are still using 3D printing with single color, thick lines, and hard edges.

Fortunately, 3D printed prototypes have finally advanced to incorporate fast, accurate, full-color printing that can be an ideal tool for improving the design process.

Advanced 3D printing technology means designers no longer need to carve out of foam or send a part to be hand painted to achieve realism. Requesting prototypes from manufactures half the world away and waiting weeks to get it back just isn’t necessary any more. Advanced consumer goods companies shouldn’t be limited in the number of prototypes to show internal stakeholders, focus groups, or retailers. 3D printing today is cost effective and time efficient, enabling designers to print hundreds of prototypes in full-color and multiple materials in the time it would take to send a single prototype off for hand painting, or to a manufacturer located overseas.

It’s not just about cost-savings and getting new products to market faster:  Today’s design driven companies must find ways to achieve better designs. Saving time through 3D printing means talented designers spend more time designing. Printing models early in the concept design phase allows a designer to test many alternatives, sometimes 5x to 10x the number they can test traditionally. More design iterations means more design elements to consider. When good designers consider more options, it usually leads to a more robust design.

Similarly, 3D printing numerous models during the detailed design stage – exploring options in color, texture, and finish – makes it easier to iterate the most important elements. The ability to quickly iterate to get Voice of Customer alone could be a difference-maker.

Just imagine a scenario where companies hold a focus group on Monday morning, gathering feedback and iterating on the design Monday afternoon, 3D printing new models overnight, and holding a new focus group on Tuesday. This accomplishes in two days what would have taken two weeks or more without a 3D printer.

Once a design is chosen, the biggest hurdle becomes executive and retailer approval. The power to cost-effectively give decision-makers multiple high-fidelity models that look the same is a powerful benefit of 3D printing. Communicating design intent with a 3D printed model makes it easier to refine great designs with feedback from others and speeds approval stages.

3D printing has forever changed the design process – finally giving companies the improvements they demand. Tapping into 3D printing, they can now elevate designs – and get products to market faster.

Begin exploring how 3D printing can transform your business. Learn more about Stratasys solutions for consumer products – today!

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by Jerron Nanneman at September 05, 2019 11:00 AM

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Let’s Kill Thingiverse?

If you are a 3D printer operator you probably have noticed that Thingiverse sucks at the moment. After being asked to write about it I decided to grab the bull... The post Let’s Kill...

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by Joris Peels at September 05, 2019 10:46 AM

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Interview with Emma Molobi on Additive Manufacturing for Railway Infrastructure

Emma Molobi 3D printing and additive manufacturing are becoming important tools in the engineering sector. One nascent development is occurring in the railway sector which is trying to utilise...

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by Farai Mashambanhaka at September 05, 2019 10:18 AM

Researchers Study Behavior of 3D Printed Geneva Mechanisms

A Geneva drive is a gear that will turn a continuous rotation mechanism into an intermittent rotary motion mechanism by adding a driven wheel to the gear with multiple slots.... The post Researchers...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 05, 2019 09:46 AM

CELLINK’s New Bioprinting Platform for Complex Structures, the Bio X6

CELLINK announced the latest product in their line of specialized bioprinting technology, the newly designed BIO X6, which can leverage up to six different intelligent printheads to fabricate...

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by Vanesa Listek at September 05, 2019 08:49 AM

XYZprinting Unveils da Vinci Color 5D 3D Printer with Included Laser Engraver and 2D Inkjet Printer

After announcing just a few short months ago that it would be changing its focus to the industrial side of the industry, 3D printer provider XYZprinting is introducing its latest desktop... The post...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 05, 2019 08:26 AM

rigid.ink to Stop Selling Filament

“Well, we’re certainly not disappearing” – Ed Tyson  While change is often for the best, it can be a shock at first. Rather than just throwing in the towel, however, it... The post rigid.ink to Stop...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 05, 2019 08:21 AM

Challenges for Today & the Future in 3D Printing Bioceramic Scaffolds

In ‘3D Printing of Bioceramic Scaffolds—Barriers to the Clinical Translation: From Promise to Reality and Future Perspectives,’ authors Kang Lin, Rakib Sheikh, Sara Romanazzo, and Iman Roohani...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 05, 2019 07:57 AM

September 04, 2019

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A well-known 3D print materials provider pivots [Source: Rigid.ink]

A well-known 3D print materials provider pivots [Source: Rigid.ink]

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 04, 2019 03:39 PM

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What Does the Future Hold for Additive Manufacturing for Medical Devices in 2020?

Personalised medical devices are often cited to create the greatest opportunity in additive manufacturing (AM). There are a number of notable advantages that AM can bring to enhance the...

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by Team IQPC at September 04, 2019 01:52 PM

Price, Performance, Potential – Closing the Gap in 3D Printing

MakerBot, a global leader in the 3D printing industry, can be seen within the rapid prototyping processes of several industry powerhouses, such as Lockheed Martin and KUKA Robotics. Recently,...

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by Team Makerbot at September 04, 2019 11:36 AM

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The Inexpensive Phiz Tabletop 3D Scanner

The Phiz tabletop 3D scanner [Source: KIRI Innovation]

The Phiz tabletop 3D scanner [Source: KIRI Innovation]

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 04, 2019 10:31 AM

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Sharing Knowledge With CELLINK’s Ambassador Program

Creating a sharing ecosystem for research projects in bioprinting is key to making scientific findings reproducible and enabling fellow scientists and engineers to contribute to the evergrowing...

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by Vanesa Listek at September 04, 2019 09:04 AM

Allevi Bioprint Pro Software Just Released, Provides Users with Step-by-Step Bioprinting

Headquartered in Philadelphia and founded in 2014, the Allevi Bioprint team has spent years in research and development regarding bioprinting, seeking the best results for creating a machine,...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 04, 2019 07:52 AM

Titomic Signs Agreement & MoU with GE Additive Company AP&C for Titanium 3D Printing Powder

It hardly seems possible that it’s now been two years since Australian metal 3D printing company Titomic unveiled its patented, innovative Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) process, which is adapted...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 04, 2019 07:50 AM

Digital Metal Releases Two New Superalloys for Metal 3D Printing in Extreme Environments

A few years ago, metal powder producer the Höganäs Group acquired Digital Metal, a small Sweden-based company with a proprietary binder jetting technology of the same name that was developed in...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 04, 2019 07:48 AM

September 03, 2019

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AP&C And Titomic Announce Titanium Supply Agreement

Titomic’s Chief of Strategy Mr Vahram Papyan, with GE’s AP&C President & CEO Mr Alain Dupont and Titomic Procurement Manager Mr Beau Lang (left to right) at the Paris 2019 Airshow [Image: GE Additive]

Titomic’s Chief of Strategy Mr Vahram Papyan, with GE’s AP&C President & CEO Mr Alain Dupont and...

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 03, 2019 08:13 PM

NASA has been 3D Printing Ice — In Plastic

NASA contractor 3D scanning wing ice [Source: Space Daily]

NASA contractor 3D scanning wing ice [Source: Space Daily]

NASA has been doing...

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 03, 2019 05:13 PM

Another “World’s First” 3D Printed Bridge

The lightweight 3D printed FRP pedestrian bridge prototype [Image: DSM]

The lightweight 3D printed FRP pedestrian bridge prototype [Image: DSM]

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by Sarah Goehrke at September 03, 2019 03:11 PM

Jeremy Cook

Monoprice Maker Ultimate 2 Review

A little over a month ago, Monoprice sent me one of their Ultimate 2 printers to review—It’s avaiable Monoprice directly for $499 or on Amazon with Prime shipping (affiliate), also for the same price as of this writing. I of course bit on the opportinity, and after it arrived I was thrilled at the apparent build quality.

The printer build area is 200mm x 150mm x 150mm, and is fully enclosed to negate wind effects in your drafty garage, basement, or wherever you keep your printer. I go over this, and much more in the video below, including showing off how I set it up to run with OctoPrint. More on this in a future video, but for now, check out my first impressions:

Also, as shown in the video, here’s some of my first prints. Quality of the cat model (now painted pink) included with the printer was of course excellent. More tweaking was needed to get prints that I designed up to par:

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by Jeremy Cook at September 03, 2019 12:29 PM

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Book of the Week: Total Inventor's Manual

The Total Inventor's Manual [Source: Amazon]

The Total Inventor's Manual [Source: Amazon]

This week’s selection is the...

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 03, 2019 10:48 AM

3D Print.com

Bioprinting at University of Pennsylvania: Impacts on Conductivity in Granular Hydrogels

To reach the goal of 3D printing human organs, bioprinting must continue to evolve. Researchers are not only aware of this, but as they are part of the process in... The post Bioprinting at...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 03, 2019 09:45 AM

Royal HaskoningDHV, DSM and CEAD Wish to Build Plastic 3D Printed Pedestrian Bridge

Engineering company Royal HaskoningDHV is collaborating with polymer company DSM and composites 3D Printing company CEAD to build a pedestrian bridge. CEAD is a Delft-based company that is...

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by Joris Peels at September 03, 2019 08:42 AM

Interview with Seok-Hwan You of Rokit Healthcare on Bioprinting

When Seok-Hwan You founded Rokit Healthcare the company was one of the first worldwide to be able to 3D print PEEK and other high-performance materials. It quickly grew to dominate... The post...

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by Joris Peels at September 03, 2019 07:51 AM

Investigating 3D Printed Biomodels in Experimental Blood Flow Studies

There are many applications for 3D printing in the biomedical research community, such as lab-on-a-chip tools, surgical planning, and drug delivery. Yet another is 3D biomodels, which is the...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 03, 2019 07:45 AM

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A Real World Data Registry for Medical 3D Printing

Clinical data registries can be a powerful tool to assess and improve patient care quality in real-time and address some of the issues surrounding treatments available and how different...

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by Vanesa Listek at September 03, 2019 07:06 AM

The Tiertime X5 Giveaway Contest

Tiertime is announcing a contest to win an X5 3D printer, the manufacturer’s most advanced system to date and a finalist for the TCT Hardware Award in the field of... The post The Tiertime X5...

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by Team Tiertime at September 03, 2019 06:47 AM

September 02, 2019

Fabbaloo

Another Source For Quality 3D Printer Resins: Liqcreate

3D printer resins and prints [Source: Liqcreate]

3D printer resins and prints [Source: Liqcreate]

Today I’m looking at the...

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 02, 2019 08:41 PM

Possible Patent Infringement By Non-Planar Slic3r Development?

Example of non-planar 3D printing showing smooth surfaces [Source: University of Hamburg]

Example of non-planar 3D printing showing smooth surfaces [Source: University of Hamburg]

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by Kerry Stevenson at September 02, 2019 01:51 PM

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3D Printing News Briefs: September 2, 2019

In this edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got stories to share about a new material, a case study, and an upcoming symposium. Liqcreate has released a new 3D... The post 3D Printing...

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by Sarah Saunders at September 02, 2019 10:15 AM

South Africa: FEA & Compression Testing of 3D Printed Models

Researchers D.W. Abbot, D.V.V. Kallon, C. Anghel, and P. Dube delve into complex analysis and testing in the ‘Finite Element Analysis of 3D Printed Model via Compression Tests.’ For this... The post...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 02, 2019 07:30 AM

Admatec Releases Industrial Monitoring System for Ceramic & Metal 3D Printing

Dutch company Admatec has just announced the release of a monitoring system for advanced industrial ceramic and metal additive manufacturing, offering a bevy of features that should catch the...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 02, 2019 05:28 AM

September 01, 2019

3D Print.com

What is Metrology Part 13: Object Recognition

This is an article focused on object recognition and how humans are doing such compared to computer systems. There is an attention to detail that humans have more then robots currently. The post...

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by Ese Osaghae at September 01, 2019 04:52 PM

miniFactory Makes FDM Specific Technical Datasheets with Validated Materials for PEI and PEKK

Headquartered in Finland, miniFactory‘s progression toward offering high-performance FDM materials for users around the world, they are making significant strides toward making it easier to...

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by Bridget O'Neal at September 01, 2019 09:33 AM

August 31, 2019

3D Print.com

Morf3D Secures Round of Funding with Boeing, Driven by High Customer Demand

More news for the aerospace sector shows that Morf3D, established in 2015, continues to act as a leader within the industry, offering metal 3D printing and additive manufacturing processes to... The...

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by Bridget O'Neal at August 31, 2019 09:32 AM