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August 19, 2017

CNC Cookbook

Fabulous DXF File Deal (Hurry, Deal Ends Aug 23!!!)

There’s a lot of fun to be had with decorative and artistic CNC projects. Such projects don’t require a lot of precision and are usually 2 to 2 1/2D, so they’re easy to make with a CNC Router, Laser, Waterjet, or Vinyl Cutter. Many times, the hardest part of these kinds of projects is coming…

by Bob Warfield at August 19, 2017 07:48 PM

3Ders

Imagined Artefacts: Artist Anousha Payne uses 3D scanning and printing to appropriate artefacts

London-based artist Anousha Payne has used 3D printing to create her latest art series “Imagined Artefacts.” The project, which consists of a number of 3D printed abstract structures, explores several themes including representation, replication, and the significance of an artefact outside of its context.

August 19, 2017 06:52 PM

3D Print.com

Touring Your (Unbuilt) Dream Home: 3D Visualization in Architecture and Interior Design

This article originally appeared on Shapeways Magazine. Architects, developers, brokers, and interior designers often have to help their clients and prospective buyers envision a space that doesn’t...

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by Austin Robey at August 19, 2017 06:11 PM

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This easy-to-follow 3D printed chess set tutorial will have rookies printing rooks in no time

Adafruit has published a tutorial for a 3D printed chess set with a “Circuit Playground” theme. The detailed pieces are made from ColorFabb PLA-metal filaments, while the chess board can be printed in regular PLA.

August 19, 2017 12:02 PM

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The ByFlow Focus 3D Food Printer

The Byflow Focus 3D Food Printer

The Byflow Focus 3D Food Printer

There are a scant few “food” 3D printers available,...

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by General Fabb at August 19, 2017 09:00 AM

August 18, 2017

3D Print.com

3D Printing News Briefs: August 18, 2017

For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering what the technology is capable of in terms of education and business, innovative new products, and weaponry....

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by Sarah Saunders at August 18, 2017 09:11 PM

3D Printed Robotic Sign Language Interpreter Helps Bridge Communication Gap

When I was in high school, I worked as a camp counselor for a summer camp at which many of the children were hearing impaired. I learned quite a bit of sign language while working at that job, but...

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by Clare Scott at August 18, 2017 08:09 PM

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BeAM Machines to host Open House for new 20,000 square foot facility in Cincinnati

BeAM Machines SAS, which specializes in Directed Energy Deposition (DED) technology, opened its U.S. subsidiary, BeAM Machines, Inc., in Cincinnati, Ohio earlier this year. The facility, operating as the BeAM Machines Solutions Center for North America, will handle sales, service, process/material development, applications, R&D and training.

August 18, 2017 08:04 PM

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How Additive Manufacturing Could Change the Supply Chain in the Near Future

With all the talk about how additive manufacturing is set to revolutionize the way products are made, what’s not heard about as much is the potential additive manufacturing—also called 3D printing—has to turn the supply chain on its ear and cut logistics costs for manufacturers small and large.

The myriad changes additive manufacturing is set to bring about to the supply chain can be summarized using the same words often used to describe the technique itself and what it means for manufacturers and users: words like accessible, customized, and consolidated.

Many researchers who follow the additive manufacturing industry, for example, say one benefit of the technology lies in the need for fewer components within a single product. The part consolidation will lead to a reduction in SKUs and inventory and could potentially reduce a company’s base of suppliers.

Product simplification will also reduce logistics labor, required tooling, machining centers, and work-in-process inventory.

With the rise of additive manufacturing, it won’t be too long before consumers will take a page from today’s food and restaurant culture: the move toward local. With consumers more ecologically aware than ever, they’ll naturally want to know how far their products have traveled to reach them.

The answer will be: not far.

Manufacturers will be able to work with their supply chain partners to create a network of 3D printers, each of which will act, in essence, as a small micro factory with operations coordinated via technology. That type of approach knocks out the distances products travel within the supply chain. In the future manufacturers will find it’s no longer financially feasible or efficient to send products across the globe to get to customers when manufacturing can take place almost anywhere at the same cost.

Not only that, but those small, distributed additive manufacturing centers will have less need for just in time inventory and for other paths to inventory reduction. They’ll simply be able to print up more products—or parts—when needed. That alone will be a huge change from today’s supply chain, a big part of which is powered by JIT.

Supply chains will also become more local, because 3D printing holds the potential to tailor individual products to a set of customers needs. If buyers in a certain area seek specific products–perhaps due to recent weather in the area—manufacturers can produce them near the customers who want them.

They can also, and this is key, produce them only when needed. Late stage postponement makes the supply chain more agile as it can react to moment-by-moment changes in the marketplace.

In the same way, additive manufacturing can also step up during production disruptions, say due to weather. Should a hurricane keep supplies from making it to a particular factory, 3-D printed parts may have a role to play. Because the parts could be configured quickly, require no tooling, and could be produced in small batches, the method works well in the situation.

And here’s another way to look at local. As additive manufacturing extends its reach into remote markets, places today’s product supply chain doesn’t reach, the method will spread products and goods more equitably throughout the world. It will also be able to supply manufacturers in those areas access to parts and (3D printed) tools when and where they need them.

In tandem with that comes a rise in employment in those regions. More manufacturing means more jobs across all areas of the globe.

But why stop there? Not only does additive manufacturing have the potential to change today’s supply chain, it may also lead to the creation of new supply chain concepts, such as small maker businesses that deliver directly through express services like FedEx.

Whatever the future supply chain will look like as compared to today’s, one thing is clear, additive manufacturing will have had a hand in bringing about some valuable changes.

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by Carrie Wyman at August 18, 2017 07:42 PM

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CSM Bakery teams with 3D Systems to bring 3D printing to food industry

CSM Bakery Solutions, a provider of bakery ingredients, products and services, and 3D Systems Corp., the originator of 3D printing and solutions, today announced they reached an agreement to collaborate in the development, sale, and distribution of 3D printers, products and materials for the food industry.

August 18, 2017 07:33 PM

3D Print.com

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Helicopter Parts

The unique abilities that helicopters possess have allowed for tasks to be completed that have not been possible by use of other aircrafts. Today, helicopters are widely applicable to transportation,...

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by Charles Goulding at August 18, 2017 06:56 PM

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Belgian students create 3D printed robotic hand that interprets sign language for the deaf

A group of engineers from the University of Antwerp in Belgium have put their skills towards good with the invention of a 3D printed humanoid robot that can translate speech into sign language. The inspirational bot is called “Project Aslan,” which stands for Antwerp’s Sign Language Actuating Node.

August 18, 2017 05:35 PM

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The Department of Defense & Youngstown Business Incubator Weigh In on 3D Printing in the US

As additive manufacturing continues to see increased use around the globe, national strategies for adoption of the technology are becoming a bigger focus for governments seeking to ensure that they...

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by Sarah Anderson Goehrke at August 18, 2017 05:32 PM

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Another Compliant Mechanism Project: FlexSys

A compliant mechanism airfoil, designed by Flexsys

A compliant mechanism airfoil, designed by Flexsys

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by General Fabb at August 18, 2017 05:00 PM

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3D Printing Among Manufacturing Technologies to Feature in SME's WESTEC

There are a great deal of 3D printing conferences and shows approaching in the coming weeks and months, and it’s less than a month until WESTEC, which will be taking place from September 12th...

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by Clare Scott at August 18, 2017 04:23 PM

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Architecture firm Lorax Design Group uses 3D printed scale models for high-end landscape and pool design

Architecture and landscaping are fields where 3D printing has the potential to make a major impact, as they are flexible enough to adapt to new technologies and seek to bring together art, design, and fashion trends as well as practical and environmental considerations.

August 18, 2017 03:50 PM

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3D Printing May Create Safer, Stronger Bone Grafts

3D printing research at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan has previously focused on quantum 3D printing, a unique algorithm for creating 3D shapes, and 3D printed devices that can...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 18, 2017 03:42 PM

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3D printed pinhole projector shields bright eyes during total eclipse of the sun

Many people across North America will be able to witness a solar eclipse on Monday, and 3D printed pinhole projectors are a cheap, safe way to view the phenomenon without damaging your eyes. On Monday, August 21, the “Great American Total Solar Eclipse” will block out the sun all the way from Oregon to South Carolina, throwing darkness on a stretch of land 70 miles wide.

August 18, 2017 03:18 PM

3D Print.com

Sositar Mould Company Embraces 3D Printing Alongside Complementary Technologies

A couple of years ago, the Chinese government announced the Made in China 2025 initiative, which would focus on upgrading the Chinese manufacturing industry over the coming decade with an emphasis on...

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by Clare Scott at August 18, 2017 03:09 PM

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UBC researchers 3D printed bone grafts strike balance between porosity and strength

A researcher from the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Okanagan campus has been conducting tests to determine which 3D printable structure is best for creating artificial bone implants. Recently, he claimed to have found the most optimal design for both strength and bio-integration.

August 18, 2017 02:49 PM

3D Print.com

High School Students Form Charity to Make, Distribute 3D Printed Prosthetics

Back in 2014, 3D printer manufacturer BEEVERYCREATIVE set out to bring 3D printing technology to every school in Portugal, and we’ve heard of similar initiatives to get 3D printers into...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 18, 2017 02:24 PM

BASF Continues Expansion into 3D Printing Materials with Acquisition of Innofil3D

Global chemical company BASF has been involved in 3D printing for a while now. The company is a producer of materials as well as chemicals, and as the 3D printing materials industry is such a...

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by Clare Scott at August 18, 2017 01:48 PM

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BASF Group acquires Dutch 3D printing filament producer Innofil3D

Regular mergers and acquisitions are signs of a burgeoning industry becoming more mature, as large companies start to emerge or come in from other fields to take over and stabilize the market, and this is a process we have definitely seen with the 3D printing industry of late.

August 18, 2017 11:42 AM

3D Printing News Roundup: BigRep, Camber Spine Tech, Osseus, Shapeways, LPW, Sigma Labs

The world of 3D printing technology continues to expand at a remarkable rate, but luckily we’re here to keep you up to date on everything that’s happening. Here’s a round-up of recent events that might have passed you by, including some personnel changes at Shapeways and BigRep America, a 3D printed cervical implant getting FDA clearance, and more besides.

August 18, 2017 09:19 AM

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One Small Step for 3D Printing Satellites in the Vacuum of Space

A diagram of the Archinaut system assembling a satellite in space. (Image courtesy of Made In Space.)

A diagram of the Archinaut system assembling a satellite in space. (Image courtesy of Made In Space.)

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by ENGINEERING.com at August 18, 2017 09:00 AM

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3D-Printed Action Figures: How to Make Your Own Action Figure

3D printing has had a huge impact on all kinds of objects… even action figures. Big brands like DC Comics have even signed deals with 3D printing companies to print some of their figurines. But since 3D printing is all about customization it is also the perfect technology to create your own action figure. Here’s how it’s done!

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Official 3D-printed merchandise from DC comics. 3D-printed Batman figurines in multicolor (left), natural polyamide (center) and stainless steel (right) | © Launzer

There are several ways you can create your own action figure or fantasy character. It could be something of your own invention or it could even be yourself – with the help of 3D scanning. In this blog post we will give a broad overview about the different ways you can get your own 3D-printed miniature figurine, whether you decide to sculpt it yourself, start with a file from the web, or need a 3D scan of yourself.

Start from scratch: If you want to create your own action figurine or fantasy miniature from scratch you probably need to look into digital sculpting. CAD software that is intended for creating 3D models of mechanical parts or architectural models won’t help you a lot – the result will simply be too edgy and non-organic. Luckily there is specialized digital sculpting software out there – and there are quite a few decent programs that come for free.

  • Sculptris: Sculptris is a great place to start your first digital sculpting experience. The learning curve and user interface are fairly simple. This program now belongs to Pixologic, a company known for its expertise when it comes to cutting-edge digital sculpting solutions. Oh, and best of all: it’s completely free!
  • Meshmixer: Meshmixer, a free sculpting program from Autodesk, is also a great solution for beginners. While the sculpting tools don’t really hold up to those of Sculptris, Meshmixer is perfect for preparing your model for 3D printing. That’s why many 3D artists work with several programs and use Meshmixer to give their model the ‘finishing touches’ before it goes to the printer
  • ZBrush: This is the ‘tour-de-force’ when it comes to digital sculpting. Most professionals use this software since it is by far the most powerful out there. ZBrush comes from the same company that brought you Sculptris, but offers its users a much wider range of tools. Experts claim that this power and design freedom involves a somewhat steeper learning curve than in other programs
  • Other software with sculpting modes: There are other popular 3D modeling programs that come with sculpting modules like Cinema 4D, MODO (premium programs) or Blender (freeware). However, these programs were not originally intended for those kinds of operations and lack some of the features that dedicated digital sculpting software has to offer
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The goat skull by Jody Garrett was created with powerful sculpting software ZBrush

Starting from a file: Using the software packages above does not always mean that you need to start from scratch! Of course you can also import 3D files from the web or 3D scans.

  • Finding 3D files on the web: There are tons of websites out there that offer (both free and premium) 3D models to download. We took a look at 10 of the best and most popular 3D model databases and compared them for price, quality, selection, and printability right here. Starting from a 3D model is especially helpful for people new to 3D modeling and 3D printing
  • Open-source tool for human 3D characters: MakeHuman is a great tool to create your first 3D file. It’s a free and open source software that creates realistic and customized 3D humans which can still be further edited in programs like ZBrush and Meshmixer
  • Getting scanned: Of course many people want themselves to be the main hero. In order to create a figurine that looks just like you, there are 3D scanners for the job. High-end scanning software can easily cost thousands of dollars – but there are cheaper alternatives. On the one hand you could get yourself scanned (yep, there are services for that), or you could try to get a scan with a free app on your smartphone. Creating a decent 3D scan with a smartphone (or camera) is a bit trickier and may take a few attempts, but we’ve had quite a few positive experiences already. You can find an overview of the 20 best 3D scanners here. A very important step is to clean up your 3D scan before you can print it. ZBrush or Meshmixer are especially useful for that and of course we also have a complete tutorial here
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Cleaning up a 123C Catch scan in ZBrush

3D printing your design: It doesn’t matter if you start from scratch, a scan, or a file; two more things are essential for a successful 3D print – a well-prepared file and a basic understanding of the intended 3D printing material.

  • 3D printing material: When it comes to action figures in professional 3D printing quality you have several great options. For a 3D print that is printed in multiple colors, multicolor material is probably the way to go. If you want stronger plastic material and are thinking about painting the model yourself you should take a look at Polyamide or Gray Resin. Metal prints are also possible: steel, brass, bronze… you name it!
  • File preparation: No matter what material you choose in the end, you always need to read the detailed design guides for some essential tips and tricks to prepare your file for 3D printing. You will learn why wall thickness is important and how the fragile parts of your model can be supported. We already mentioned it above, but it’s worth another reminder: a 3D scan always needs to be ‘cleaned up’ before it is printable (read more about this in the ‘getting scanned’ part above)
  • Getting your professional 3D print: In order to receive a high-quality 3D print you can simply upload your file here and choose from 100+ materials and finishes. We will then print your model and ship it right to your doorstep
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Danny van Ryswyk prints his figurines in polyamide and hand-paints them afterwards

by Fabian at August 18, 2017 06:00 AM

August 17, 2017

3D Print.com

Researchers Develop New 3D Imaging Method as a More Cost-Effective, Accurate Way to Visualize Cells in Tumors

Advanced 3D imaging has been used often in the medical field, for applications as varied as to study the internal body structure of humans, prove if genes can influence our facial appearance, and...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 17, 2017 09:08 PM

Partially 3D Printed C-Turtle Robots Crawl and Adapt in the Desert

Sea turtles are amazing creatures, and if you’ve ever seen one in the wild, you’re very lucky. If you never get a chance to see a sea turtle up close, though, you still might be able to...

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by Clare Scott at August 17, 2017 08:31 PM

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Russian spacewalking cosmonauts release world's first 3D printed satellite from ISS

Spacewalking cosmonauts set free the world&aposs first satellite made almost entirely with a 3D printer on Thursday. The satellites were launched manually by cosmonauts Fedor Yurchikhin and Sergei Ryazansky. One of the satellites, Tomsk TPU-120, was produced almost entirely using 3D printing technology, making it the first 3D printed satellite to be launched by Russia. Tomsk TPU-120 will be orbiting for around 6 months.

August 17, 2017 08:05 PM

3D printed Strandbeest robot impresses with ultra-smooth gait

A maker named Nicolas Raynaud has made a 3D printed robot inspired by Theo Jansen’s incredible wind-powered Strandbeest mechanisms. The robot has wowed the internet with its ultra-smooth leg movements.

August 17, 2017 07:52 PM

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Russian Cosmonauts Deploy Satellite with 3D Printed Casing During Livestreamed Spacewalk

We bring you news from the International Space Station (ISS) today, as two Russian cosmonauts stepped into outer space this morning to begin a planned six-hour spacewalk, also known as an EVA...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 17, 2017 07:37 PM

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Markforged Shuffles Product Line

Markforged's new 3D printer product lineup

Markforged's new 3D printer product lineup

3D printer manufacturer Markforged has...

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by General Fabb at August 17, 2017 07:00 PM

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Formerly Conjoined Babies Doing Well After Surgery with Some 3D Printed Help from 3D Systems

Having triplets is rare, but what’s even more rare is for two of those triplets to be born conjoined. In fact, the odds of that particular situation happening are 50 million to one. Moreover,...

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by Clare Scott at August 17, 2017 06:49 PM

Milling Around

Small Shop Competes with Big Business in Texas

Texas is a hotbed for high tech manufacturing companies, especially machine shops. Colter Crossley, who owns and operates Blackstone Solutions and Technologies, prides himself on being a successful small business in the heart of a highly competitive market ...

by Chris Fox at August 17, 2017 05:52 PM

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America Makes Celebrates 5 Years Advancing 3D Printing: Exclusive Interview with Executive Director Rob Gorham

Established in 2012, America Makes is the United States’ national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3D printing, leading the way in dedicated public-private partnerships in technology...

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by Sarah Anderson Goehrke at August 17, 2017 05:17 PM

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The US Marine Corps’ X-FAB Mobile 3D Printshop

The prototype X-FAB mobile 3D print workshop for the US Marines

The prototype X-FAB mobile 3D print workshop for the US Marines

It was inevitable: the...

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by General Fabb at August 17, 2017 05:00 PM

TCT Magazine

BeAM Machines to host Open House for new 20,000 square foot facility

BeAM Machines SAS is to host an open house of the new 20,000 square foot facility it opened earlier this year.

by Sam Davies at August 17, 2017 04:53 PM

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Build your own coilgun with 3D printed winding rig

Miros, a maker from Slovakia, has built a 3D printed coilgun “without massive capacitors.” The weapon uses battery-powered coils, and is powerful enough to (slightly) dent a piece of wood using metal ammunition.

August 17, 2017 04:28 PM

TCT Magazine

Faro Technologies releases Quantum-m FaroArm 3D measurement solution

Faro Technologies has followed up the release of its Quantum-s FaroArm earlier this month with another metrology scanning solution, the Quantum-m FaroArm.

by Sam Davies at August 17, 2017 04:21 PM

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Biomedical Research Team in Spain Working on 3D Printed Corneas to Make Up for Lack of Donors

While there have been some companies researching how to 3D print viable human corneas, it’s not something we hear about often…as least not as much as we hear about other organs that can...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 17, 2017 03:57 PM

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3D printing could help North Korea develop WMDs, says Asia Times

A report in the Asia Times, a Hong Kong-based publication, says North Korea could use 3D printing to make weapons of mass destruction. 3D printing could purportedly reduce development cycle times and reduce the number of workers required.

August 17, 2017 03:22 PM

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Formlabs Welcomes Jon Bruner as Director of New Digital Factory Platform

Big news came from Formlabs a couple of months ago, when the company announced that it would be releasing its first SLS 3D printer, the Fuse 1, along with an automated production system called Form...

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by Clare Scott at August 17, 2017 03:04 PM

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Project Runway designer Seth Aaron to debut 3D printed shoe collection at Portland fashion week

3D printed shoes are set to take Portland’s fashion week by storm this fall, as local designer Seth Aaron is pairing his runway fashion looks with footwear 3D printed in collaboration with Feetz, a San Diego startup that specializes in custom 3D printed shoes.

August 17, 2017 02:58 PM

4D printing on the rise, says Gartners 2017 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report

As part of its 2017 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, technology research firm Gartner has identified three “megatrends” to watch over the next five to 10 years. They are: artificial intelligence everywhere, transparently immersive experiences (including 4D printing), and digital platforms.

August 17, 2017 02:14 PM

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3D Printing to Celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse

In case you had somehow missed the reports that have been flooding the news and social media all over the United States, the solar eclipse that’s happening this Monday, August 21st, will be...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 17, 2017 02:07 PM

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Made In Space wraps up testing on BEAMs 3D printed radiation shields

Made In Space, the company behind the International Space Station’s Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF), recently announced that it has completed the third and final stage of its 3D printed Radiation Enclosure Monitor (REM) shield testing for radiation aboard the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM).

August 17, 2017 01:30 PM

3D Print.com

Fracktal Works Helps Students 3D Print Robotic Prosthetic Arm

As final college projects go, 3D printing a prosthetic device is a great choice for many reasons. A prosthetic arm is a good way to hone one’s 3D printing and design skills, as well as robotics...

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by Clare Scott at August 17, 2017 01:29 PM

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Should We 3D Print PVC?

The AONIQ professional desktop 3D printer, capable of printing in PVC plastic

The AONIQ professional desktop 3D printer, capable of printing in PVC plastic

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by General Fabb at August 17, 2017 01:00 PM

TCT Magazine

LMI Technologies releases Gocator Volume Checker 3D inspection solution

LMI Technologies has released the Gocator Volume Checker, an inspection solution for cylinder heads and piston bowls in small to medium-sized internal combustion engines.

August 17, 2017 10:37 AM

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Adaptive 3D printed facade system Spong3D could hugely improve thermal performance of offices and homes

Recent research by a team of students in the Netherlands made use of 3D printing technology to potentially change the way houses are built in the future. The project, which was a collaboration between Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology, showed how a facade system could be 3D printed with a complex structure that would enable the optimization of a building’s thermal performance.

August 17, 2017 10:04 AM

TCT Magazine

Markforged introduces two new 3D printing platforms to Industrial Series

Markforged strengthens its industrial 3D printing offering with the addition of two new platforms, the X3 & X5.

by Sam Davies at August 17, 2017 09:47 AM

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Accessing Fusion 360 in the Browser!

Using Autodesk's Fusion 360 directly in a browser

Using Autodesk's Fusion 360 directly in a browser

Three weeks ago Autodesk posted a...

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by SolidSmack.com at August 17, 2017 09:00 AM

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Boeing Talks 3D Printing for Aerospace

On the ground floor of 3D printing technology for years, aerospace manufacturers first began adopting the various additive manufacturing (AM) processes for use in prototyping. With each advance in the technology, they have been there as AM was used for the creation of tooling to, most recently, the mass manufacturing of end parts. GE increased its role in the industry dramatically when it acquired two metal 3D printer manufacturers and formed GE Additive. GE, however, isn’t the only aero...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at August 17, 2017 03:09 AM

August 16, 2017

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3DPrint.com Summer 3D Design Course Challenge Winner

We just concluded the summer session of our Beginner and Advanced Design for 3D Printing courses, a pair of interactive online workshops which teach 3D printing design skills to participants through...

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by Saadia Khalid at August 16, 2017 09:26 PM

Startup Uses GPS Data to 3D Print Colorful Models of Running and Cycling Routes

I learned in college that I was not a runner when my then-boyfriend, now husband, invited me to join him once (and once only) on his typical route. Wanting only to spend time together, I agreed to a...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 16, 2017 08:37 PM

More Big News for BigRep as Frank Marangell Joins Leadership Team

2017 has been a year of big changes for many 3D printing companies, as leaders shift positions, leave companies, and join new ones. Frank Marangell was the President of Rize until May of this year,...

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by Clare Scott at August 16, 2017 07:45 PM

Made In Space Announces That Final 3D Printed Test Shield for Radiation Experiments Aboard the BEAM Is Complete

Earlier this summer, we heard about radiation experiments being conducted on the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This experimental module, made...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 16, 2017 07:01 PM

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The Lazarus 3D Project

Performing rehearsal surgery on a very realistic 3D printed organ replica

Performing rehearsal surgery on a very realistic 3D printed organ replica

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by General Fabb at August 16, 2017 07:00 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printing for Fire Sprinkler Pipe Design Issues

3D printing may provide a practical solution to a common fire sprinkler installation issue. Pipe installation in tight spaces in walls and ceilings often requires creative pipe design.Traditionally,...

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by Charles Goulding at August 16, 2017 06:16 PM

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3D printing mineral fillers can reduce shrinkage & warping in parts, says HPF The Mineral Engineers

HPF The Mineral Engineers, a division of German minerals company Quarzwerke Group, is reportedly working on developing functional fillers for 3D printing. According to Compounding World, mineral fillers for additive manufacturing materials could lead to faster and higher-quality printing.

August 16, 2017 05:48 PM

Markforged introduces two new industrial 3D printers, the X3 and X5, for local manufacturing

Leading 3D printing company Markforge today announced a couple of new additions to its line of 3D printers, which should greatly expand its reach into the industrial 3D printing market as well as improving the options available for existing customers.

August 16, 2017 05:33 PM

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That Didn’t Take Long: Marangell Joins BigRep

Frank Marangell joins BigRep

Frank Marangell joins BigRep

Well, that certainly didn't take long: Frank Marangell has...

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by General Fabb at August 16, 2017 05:15 PM

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3D Printing and CT Scanning Lead to New Discoveries About Ancient Fish

The study of evolution is an ongoing one, and is rather like a jigsaw puzzle. Scientists are constantly discovering how new pieces fit into the map that shows how creatures from Earth’s early...

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by Clare Scott at August 16, 2017 04:41 PM

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3D printed Nintendo Switch adapters help one-handed gamers play Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Mexican engineer Julio Vazquez has designed a pair of 3D printed Nintendo Switch accessories that allow one-handed gamers to play with both controllers at once. One adaptor puts the controllers side by side; the other puts them at right angles.

August 16, 2017 04:36 PM

TCT Magazine

Made In Space announces completion of 3D printed radiation shields project

Made In Space has completed its three-part project focused on the additive manufacturing of radiation shields.

by Sam Davies at August 16, 2017 04:11 PM

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Rutgers and Georgia Tech researchers develop three-part approach for detecting 3D printer hacks

As hacking becomes an increasingly significant threat in our digital lives, it is not just our passwords and financial information we have to protect, but also our 3D files. Hackers have demonstrated that it is entirely possible for people to hack into and alter 3D files as they are being printed, even making undetectable changes that can impact the internal structure and mechanical properties of a part.

August 16, 2017 03:42 PM

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Researchers Use Sensors, Microphones, and Nanoparticles to Develop Three Methods to Combat 3D Printer Cyberattacks

When it comes to computers and other technology, hacking, by definition, can mean either to modify in a clever, skillful way, or to get around security with malicious intent. So while we love hearing...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 16, 2017 03:35 PM

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Marine Corps says portable X-FAB additive manufacturing lab could produce 3D printed drones

A Marine Corps battalion is conducting an evaluation of X-FAB (expeditionary fabrication), a self-contained, transportable additive manufacturing lab containing four 3D printers, a scanner, and CAD software for the fast fabrication of replacement parts.

August 16, 2017 03:08 PM

TCT Magazine

BigRep announce Frank Marangell's appointment as President of US Operations

BigRep has hired Frank Marangell as its new President for its US operations & Executive Vice President of Global Sales.

by Sam Davies at August 16, 2017 02:36 PM

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Markforged Expands Industrial 3D Printer Line: CEO Details Accessibility in Local Manufacturing

Massachusetts-based Markforged has been focused on strength in 3D printing, and one of those strengths — materials aside — is the positioning that additive manufacturing offers for local...

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by Sarah Anderson Goehrke at August 16, 2017 02:02 PM

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FDA (510)k Clearance Awarded to 3D Printed Medical Implants from Camber Spine Technologies and Renovis Surgical Technologies

Following in the recent footsteps of SI-BONE’s iFuse-3D Implant and Cellular Titanium spinal implants by EIT, two more medical device companies have announced this week that they have received...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 16, 2017 01:36 PM

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The Spinny Sculpto Desktop 3D Printer

The Sculpto desktop 3D printer

The Sculpto desktop 3D printer

The Sculpto+ must be one of the most unusual 3D printers...

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by General Fabb at August 16, 2017 01:00 PM

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Shiro Studio's 3D Printed Walking Stick is Both Attractive and Comfortable

Many people have to rely on walking sticks to get around, due to injury, illness or advanced age. Very few people, if any, however, are happy about relying on walking sticks. They can certainly be...

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by Clare Scott at August 16, 2017 12:55 PM

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IdiPAZ scientists hope to make 3D printed replacement corneas available within 5 years

Over the last few years, we’ve seen some remarkable and inspiring things being achieved by bio-engineers bringing together stem cell research and 3D printing technology. Medical professionals now have the ability to produce artificial skin and liver tissue, amongst other things.

August 16, 2017 10:12 AM

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August 15, 2017

Ponoko

How To Make Bookmarks

Putting Your Creativity And Personal Touch Into Making Unique Bookmarks

Whether you’re voraciously reading New York Times Bestsellers, keeping tabs on the latest business trends or perusing the pages of the classics, there’s one thing every bibliophile needs: A bookmark that’s just as amazing as the books being read.

Sure, you could use a receipt from today’s lunch, an envelope from the bill you just opened or even a magazine renewal postcard to mark the pages.

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by Lisa Horn at August 15, 2017 11:04 PM

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3D Printing News Briefs: August 15, 2017

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re putting our best fashion foot forward as we bring you stories of 3D printed wearables, clothing, and insoles, then move into some software and...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 15, 2017 09:24 PM

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Droplet-based 3D printing lets Oxford researchers create high-res living tissue structures

Researchers at the University of Oxford have found a new way to 3D print living structures from lab-grown cells. The structures could be used as human tissue models, removing the need for animal testing.

August 15, 2017 09:11 PM

Milling Around

CAM Toolpath Tips to Improve Tool Life and Surface Finish

Have you ever wondered how to get the most out of your CAM software? Here are some toolpath tips and tricks to help ...

by Bob Warfield at August 15, 2017 08:39 PM

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University of Oxford Develops New 3D Bioprinting Method

As 3D bioprinting continues to advance, there are still challenges that plague most methods of 3D printing tissue. One of those challenges involves properly positioning the 3D printed cells within...

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by Clare Scott at August 15, 2017 08:27 PM

3D Design and 3D Printing Enhance Creation of Patient-Specific Titanium Jaw Implants

While we’ve seen 3D printed medical implants made out of materials like silicone and cobalt chromium, the most common metal of choice is titanium due to its low density and high strength....

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by Sarah Saunders at August 15, 2017 07:37 PM

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Get On It: A 3D Print Spool Enclosure

A robust, reusable spool container to keep your materials safe during and after 3D printing

A robust, reusable spool container to keep your materials safe during and after 3D printing

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by General Fabb at August 15, 2017 07:00 PM

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Advanced Lattice Structure Creation and 3D Printing Ensure the Perfect Fit for Footprint 3D

Problems with the feet can lead to problems with the legs, hips, and back, and problems with the back can lead to problems with the rest of the body, so taking good care of your feet can go a long...

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by Clare Scott at August 15, 2017 06:57 PM

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Stratasys Q2 financial results: over 1,000 units of F123 3D printer series sold

With the recent release of its second quarter (Q2) financial results, 3D printing company Stratasys has seen a mixed but promising start to 2017. Notably, the company announced that it has already sold 1,000 units of its new F123 3D printer series, which launched in February of this year.

August 15, 2017 05:18 PM

Fabbaloo

Changes at the Top for Shapeways

Shapeways' co-founder Peter Weijmarshausen

Shapeways' co-founder Peter Weijmarshausen

The founder of Shapeways is no longer at its...

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by General Fabb at August 15, 2017 05:00 PM

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Exclusive Interview: Manufacturing Industry Strategist Diego Tamburini Examines the Evolution of 3D Printing Software Packages

Software packages that support 3D printing are advancing rapidly and have become incredibly powerful and complex in the last decade or so. While a number of companies offering software solutions that...

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by Siddarth Wadehra at August 15, 2017 04:49 PM

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3D printed C-Turtle robot could shuffle its way to Mars

Researchers at the University of Arizona have 3D printed a modular robot that mimics the movement of a sea turtle and uses reinforcement learning to figure out its best strategy for movement. The researchers say the 3D printed C-Turtle robot could be deployed on Mars.

August 15, 2017 04:36 PM

3D Systems, Airbus present first flight-ready satellite RF filter made using metal 3D printing

Additive manufacturing giant 3D Systems and Airbus Defense and Space have unveiled their latest joint achievement: a validated and flight-ready 3D printed radio frequency (RF) filter for satellites. The 3D printed RF filter is the first of its kind to pass testing and be qualified for use in commercial telecommunications satellites.

August 15, 2017 04:15 PM

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To Slash Product Design Cycles by 50%, Hyundai Opens New Design Studio Equipped with 3D Printing Technology

Three years ago, the government of South Korea formed a 3D Printing Industry Development Council and unveiled a plan to expand the country’s 3D printing infrastructure on a national scale. The...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 15, 2017 03:59 PM

TCT Magazine

Camber Spine receives FDA 510(k) clearance for 3D printed medical device

Camber Spine Technologies, a designer and developer of medical devices, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Adminsitration to market its 3D printed SPIRA Open Matrix ALIF device.

by Sam Davies at August 15, 2017 03:37 PM

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Chris Kordas new PotterDraw app lets you generate full-color 3D printable pottery

If you haven’t had the time to head to your local guild to fulfill your pottery needs, maker Chris Korda may have the solution for you. A Boston-based software architect with nearly two decades of 3D printing experience, Korda has just released a new open-source software application for designing and visualizing 3D printable pottery.

August 15, 2017 03:17 PM

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3D Printing Accident Leads to 'Tissue Paper' with Healing Properties

One of the biggest stories in medical 3D printing from the past few months came out of Northwestern University, where researchers 3D printed a working ovary and implanted it into a mouse, which then...

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by Clare Scott at August 15, 2017 03:11 PM

TCT Magazine

LPW Technology creates research division focused on design of alloys for metal additive manufacturing

LPW Technology has created a new research division focused on the design of alloys and microstructures.

by Sam Davies at August 15, 2017 02:39 PM

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Carnegie Mellon researchers identify suitable 3D printing alloys with new rapid screening method

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have designed a rapid screening method for new 3D printing alloys. The method allows users to quickly understand and develop correlations between process variables and alloy composition.

August 15, 2017 02:29 PM

TCT Magazine

Shapeways co-founder Peter Weijmarshausen leaves CEO position

Shapeways, a 3D printing community, service, and marketplace for consumers, has announced its Co-Founder, Peter Weijmarshausen will relinquish his CEO duties with immediate effect.

August 15, 2017 02:01 PM

3D Print.com

Make to Care 2017 Contest Calls for Projects, Finalists to Attend Maker Faire Rome

While the Make to Care contest is one that instills a sense of healthy competition in young creators around the world—as well as inspiring them to innovate—it is also one that brings forth inventions...

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by Bridget Butler Millsaps at August 15, 2017 01:57 PM

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Taiwan plastics mogul Lawrence Lin donates $1M to UMass Lowell for 8,500 sq-ft 3D printing lab

While many may be inclined to screen alumni donation phone calls from their alma maters, one notable alum from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell has gone above and beyond with his giving back.

August 15, 2017 01:26 PM

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NVBOTS Increases Focus on Bringing Shared 3D Printing Capabilities to Incubator Spaces

Headquartered in Boston and founded by MIT engineers, New Valence Robotics (NVBOTS) has a mission to make 3D printing as easy as 2D paper printing. The company’s NVPro 3D printer, which...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 15, 2017 01:17 PM

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Fusion 360 Updated with New Features

Designing a 3-point arc in the latest version of Fusion 360 from Autodesk

Designing a 3-point arc in the latest version of Fusion 360 from Autodesk

One of the...

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by General Fabb at August 15, 2017 01:00 PM

TCT Magazine

Inspex to shine spotlight on measuring, inspection and testing at TCT Show

Inspex brand returns to the UK event scene for 2017 with a joint feature at TCT Show and Interplas.

August 15, 2017 10:37 AM

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More 3D printed bikinis: Coral collection from aRks 3d confuses and delights in equal measure

aRks 3d, a Sicily-based design studio run by architects Samuel and Rosanna, has unveiled a collection of 3D printed bikinis. Described as “ergonomic, ecological, unique, and tailored,” the “Coral” swimwear collection is printed in PLA with cotton inserts.

August 15, 2017 10:21 AM

Fabbaloo

Prusa Enables Soluble Support

Soluble support example made on a Prusa i3 MK2S Multimaterial 3D printer

Soluble support example made on a Prusa i3 MK2S Multimaterial 3D printer

Prusa Research...

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by General Fabb at August 15, 2017 09:00 AM

August 14, 2017

3D Print.com

Shapeways Co-Founder Peter Weijmarshausen Resigns as CEO, Will Remain on Company Board

3D printing platform and marketplace Shapeways is 10 years old this year – and with that milestone comes change. Back in 2007, Shapeways was co-founded by Peter Weijmarshausen, who helped to...

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by Clare Scott at August 14, 2017 09:37 PM

GE Global Research Developing Methods to Speed Up Laser Additive Manufacturing Processes

I’ve always found videos depicting time lapse designs to be really impressive, and time lapse footage can be really helpful if you’re trying to quickly show the entire span of a lengthy...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 14, 2017 08:46 PM

H.C. Starck Introduces New Metal Powders for 3D Printing

Based in Munich, Germany, H.C. Starck is a global leader in metal and ceramic materials. 3D printing is not new to the company, which employs more than 2,500 people across the world; in fact, its...

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by Clare Scott at August 14, 2017 07:50 PM

Airbus Defence and Space Enhances Satellite RF Filter Production with Metal 3D Printing

When it comes to 3D printing in the aerospace sector, France-based Airbus is one of the biggest adopters of the technology, and the company has teamed up with big names in the additive manufacturing...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 14, 2017 07:11 PM

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3D Printing News Roundup: Oxford Performance Materials, Renovis Surgical, H.C Starck, C&A Tool Engineering

Here’s another round-up of some recent stories from the busy world of 3D printing technology that you might have missed, including H.C Starck and Oxford Performance each releasing a new range of materials for high-end manufacturing clients, and more besides.

August 14, 2017 07:02 PM

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Protosthetics and c2renew Partner to Create 3D Printing Filament for Definitive Prosthetic Sockets

What makes 3D printing so interesting—and so downright fascinating—is that it allows individuals and companies of all sizes to create parts and objects that might not be possible at all otherwise....

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by Bridget Butler Millsaps at August 14, 2017 06:22 PM

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PyroGenesis targets inkjet 3D printing market with new ultra-fine powder production process

PyroGenesis Canada, a Canadian plasma process specialist, says it is developing a new, plasma-based process for the production of metal 3D printing powders. PyroGenesis says the new process could have a greater market impact than its original Plasma Atomization technology.

August 14, 2017 05:32 PM

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Zoopla TV ad features 3D printed props produced with Stratasys Connex 3 platforms

Zoopla, Artem and 101 have collaborated to broadcast a TV commercial that features 3D printed props.

by Sam Davies at August 14, 2017 04:52 PM

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New Zealand researchers bioprinting 3D breast cancer tumors to explore different treatments

All over the globe, researchers are exploring the use of 3D bioprinting to create more effective methods of treating diseases such as cancer. Earlier this week even, we wrote about how scientists from the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) at the University of Florida were using additive manufacturing processes to create tumeroids, which could ultimately be used to personalize and improve cancer therapies.

August 14, 2017 04:45 PM

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3D Printing Spotlight On: Kathryn Hurley, General Counsel, MakerBot

No industry is without its own legal challenges, and 3D printing presents plenty, especially related to intellectual property and copyright issues. It’s important for any 3D printing company to...

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by Clare Scott at August 14, 2017 04:34 PM

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UK chemicals specialist Johnson Matthey opens ceramic 3D printing lab in Hertfordshire

Johnson Matthey, a British sustainable technology and chemicals company, has opened a new state-of-the-art ceramic 3D printing facility in Royston, UK. The lab contains a QiCPic image analysis sensor, a Freeman FT4 powder tester, and a PixDro inkjet printer.

August 14, 2017 03:57 PM

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BYU Researchers Create First 3D Printed Microfluidic Device Effective Below 100 Micrometers

It’s possible to use 3D printing to create microfluidic devices, which are tiny ‘lab on a chip’ tools that use microscopic channels to work out small structures like cells and...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 14, 2017 03:48 PM

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Real hermit crabs sport 3D printed house-shells in Zoopla real estate ads

If you haven’t already come across a “Crab World” advert for Zoopla, a British real estate website, we suggest you check it out. Even if you aren’t looking to buy UK property, the TV ad spot features some mighty cute hermit crabs living in some even more adorable 3D printed house-shells.

August 14, 2017 03:21 PM

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Hermit Crabs Move into 3D Printed Homes for New Advertisement

Moving into a new home isn’t easy. While it may be exciting and a new beginning, almost no one really enjoys the process itself. It’s stressful and a lot of work to pack up everything you...

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by Clare Scott at August 14, 2017 03:04 PM

Shining 3D Announces EinScan Software V2.5 with Improvements in the 3D Scanning Experience

Founded in 2004, China’s Shining 3D offers 3D solutions to the world, to include equipment for 3D scanning, 3D printing, designing and manufacturing—even including a cloud platform with a completely...

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by Bridget Butler Millsaps at August 14, 2017 02:28 PM

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KNTU researchers introduce new neural recording method with 3D printed device

A team from the Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology (KNTU) in Tehran, Iran has developed a new and minimally invasive neural recording device with the help of 3D printing. The device enables a new method for micro-electrocorticography (μECoG), which is capable of electrically recording extracellular neuronal activity from the brain’s surface.

August 14, 2017 01:47 PM

Terry Wohlers

It’s All About the People

Note: The following was authored by Doug Rhoda, CEO of DMS (Colorado Springs, Colorado). Rhoda was directly responsible for hiring more than 200 interns while CEO of Wolf Robotics (Fort Collins, Colorado). Today, an estimated 75% of Wolf’s permanent employees came from internships.

In my personal leadership and management journey, people that make up a team are the distinguishing factor of any business. My former mentor, now deceased, would coach me as I was growing a struggling robotic welding company, and he would say “It’s all about the people.”

Getting the right people “on the bus” is one of the most important tasks of a leader. Although not quick or expedient, I have found that building long-term mutual beneficial relationships with local universities and developing internship programs have been critical to getting the best people.

In spite of some of the headlines today, I have found reason for optimism with today’s young people. I have had the privilege of hiring and coaching so many millennials that are bright, hard-working, and capable. Like anyone, they are looking for autonomy (not to be micro-managed), mastery (to learn), and purpose in their work.

Our recipe, refined over the years, challenges young people. Our student interns start on the factory floor, getting their hands dirty, and learning our machines from the ground up. While they are in the factory, they are being evaluated by senior factory floor leaders to determine whether the individual has the right work ethic, attitude, and ability to learn.

An internship is like an extended interview. It’s an interview of the student by our staff, and it’s an interview of the company by the student. During the internship, the intern can determine whether the company and industry are of interest for long-term employment.

If the person is right and the economics justify it, we will hire graduating interns into full-time positions. In the case of engineering students, they are hired into a field service role, where they learn how the machines are applied and what customers value. We have found that after their customer service stint, the former interns discern where their passion and interests lie, and self-select—with our involvement—key roles in the business. Among them are design engineering, project management, and software development. Because of their strong foundation in the business, they contribute in unique and precious ways.

Talent recruited and developed through internships have been critical success factors in the businesses in which I have had the honor of being responsible. We will continue to invest in our internship programs to grow our business because it’s all about the people.

by Terry Wohlers at August 14, 2017 01:27 PM

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Doctors in China replace 5.5 inches of cancer patients vertebrae with titanium 3D printed implants

Doctors in China have completed a highly complex cervical vertebra replacement using 3D printed bones. The 28-year-old patient had been diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Chondrosarcoma, a form of cancer that affects bone cartilage, is prone to relapse and therefore difficult to treat with chemotheraphy.

August 14, 2017 01:16 PM

3D Print.com

Digital IP Management Company Source3 Acquired by Facebook

Our global overlords at Facebook recently acquired the New York-based IP rights management startup Source3 in an effort to expand their efforts to monetize the massive social media platform. As...

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by Scott J Grunewald at August 14, 2017 01:13 PM

iMaterialise

Stereo Summer: 10% Transparent Resin Discount

Our Stereo Summer continuous with another great deal! During this summer, we will talk about new discounts, enhancements, and surprises in the world of Stereolithography. This week is all about our Transparent Resin.

You can now save 10% on all Transparent Resin 3D prints for two weeks! From today until August 30th, we will be offering a 10% discount on 3D printed Transparent Resin parts with the promo code ‘TRANSPARENT10’. Simply use this discount code during your checkout process.

This 10% discount is…

To benefit from our 10% discount, upload your 3D model now and start saving with the code ‘TRANSPARENT10

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 About Transparent Resin

Models made out of transparent resin are constructed from a hardened liquid. The material is strong, hard, stiff, water resistant by nature, and of course, transparent. Our transparent resin is suited for models needing a good, smooth, quality surface with a transparent look. Therefore, it’s ideal for demo models, accurate models, and models with limited functionality. Freedom of design is limited because of the structure necessary to support your models during printing.

Smooth and transparent: 3D printed transparent resin

About Stereolithography

Stereolithography, the technology behind most resin 3D prints, is often referred to as ‘the mother of all 3D printing technologies’ and is considered one of the most widely used techniques for producing high-quality 3D prints. Stereolithography printers work with razor-thin layers of liquid polymer that are cured by a computer-controlled UV laser which transforms the resin from a liquid to a solid state. You can learn more about this technology and see a video of a printer in action here.

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Stay tuned for more Stereolithography announcements throughout this summer! We will announce new deals and enhancements over the coming weeks.

by Erlinde at August 14, 2017 01:00 PM

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The Powerful Deltawasp Turbo Desktop 3D Printer

The DeltaWASP 20 40 Turbo 2 desktop 3D printer

The DeltaWASP 20 40 Turbo 2 desktop 3D printer

Italy-based WASP announced a new version...

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by General Fabb at August 14, 2017 01:00 PM

TCT Magazine

Penn State Shenango opens start-up incubator comprising two businesses and two 3D printers

Penn State Shenango has opened a business incubator after a $50,000 see grant from Invent Penn State.

by Sam Davies at August 14, 2017 11:31 AM

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Most lifelike 3D printed bone implant ever passes for real thing in tests on mice

A significant breakthrough for 3D printing in restorative surgery has been achieved recently by researchers in Denmark.

August 14, 2017 09:35 AM

Fabbaloo

Design of the Week: Spill Proof Oil Container

It's a 3D printed spill proof oil container!

It's a 3D printed spill proof oil container!

This week’s selection is the practical...

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by General Fabb at August 14, 2017 09:00 AM

August 13, 2017

3D Print.com

Penn State Shenango Opens Startup Incubator, Complete with 3D Printers and a Makerspace

While people go to college to learn in the classroom, gaining real life experience is also helpful, no matter what your major is; for example, medical students have used 3D printed medical models...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 13, 2017 04:14 PM

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See how a boxer engine works with this 3D printed replica of a Subaru WRX motor

For many years now the Subaru WRX has been one of the most impressive sedans of its kind. The advanced racing variant of the Impreza was initially released back in 1992, having been specially developed for the World Rally Cross Championships.

August 13, 2017 03:11 PM

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Don’t Miss These 10 3D Printing Benefits! Save Time & Money Today

3D printing can be a much more effective method than traditional approaches to making parts

3D printing can be a much more effective method than traditional approaches to making parts

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by Megan Nichols at August 13, 2017 09:00 AM

CNC Cookbook

Complete Guide to Getting the Most from Your Mini, Desktop, or DIY CNC Machine

Today’s Mini, Desktop, and DIY CNC Machines are capable of some truly amazing work… Are you struggling to get the best performance from your mini CNC machine? Maybe you built a DIY CNC Router Kit like a Shapeoko (CNCCookbook has one!) or Inventables X-Carve.  Perhaps you’ve converted a mini milling machine like one of the…

by Bob Warfield at August 13, 2017 01:03 AM

August 12, 2017

Objet

See How Customers React to the New Nylon12 Carbon Fiber Material

Being one of the lightest, most durable materials on the market, the new FDM Nylon12 Carbon Fiber material is rapidly becoming a must-have solution for companies who want to construct better performing prototypes, tools and end-use parts. Containing 35 percent chopped carbon-fiber by weight, and an ultimate tensile strength on the xz axis of nearly 11,000 psi (76Mpa), FDM Nylon 12CF offers the best stiffness-to-weight ratio among Stratasys FDM thermoplastics, meeting the advanced functional testing demands of automotive, aerospace, recreational goods, and industrial manufacturing sectors.

The very high strength-to-weight ratio makes this material ideal for design engineers that need to rapidly produce strong, light-weight and rigid components for functional prototyping, reducing prototyping lead-times and costs and helping get new products to market faster.

Eviation is a great example of how cutting-edge companies can use this material in high performance prototyping situations. We offered Omer Bar-Yohay, the CEO of Eviation, the opportunity to experience parts printed using Nylon12 Carbon Fiber to see how he thinks this material could be used within his innovative aerospace company. Here’s his initial reaction upon handling the material part for the first time:

For more information on Nylon12 Carbon Fiber, click here.

 

 

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by Sam Green, Head of Marketing for Rapid Prototyping Solutions, Stratasys at August 12, 2017 11:00 PM

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3D Printing with Foam Provides Opportunity for R&D Tax Credit

Foam is used in an endless array of product applications. It is an essential component in a large number of industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, sports, biomedical and packaging....

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by Charles Goulding at August 12, 2017 06:39 PM

Ten 3D Printable Things: Very Hairy 3D Models

Welcome to Ten 3D Printable Things. Every week I’ll be showcasing ten fantastic and FREE 3D printable projects, designs and models from all over the web.  This week I’ll be showcasing what I think is...

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by Scott J Grunewald at August 12, 2017 03:36 PM

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Adafruit 3D prints incredible replica Guardian robots from Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Fans of Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda series might be interested in the latest DIY project just published on the site of 3D printer manufacturer Adafruit. Not so long ago, the team made an impressive 3D printed version of the Guardian Robots that featured in last year’s popular Breath of the Wild game

August 12, 2017 03:19 PM

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Stratasys’ Non-Shocking Quarterly Results

Stratasys released their Q2 financial results for 2017 and the results were quite different from those...

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by General Fabb at August 12, 2017 09:00 AM

August 11, 2017

3D Print.com

The Changing Landscape of Additive Manufacturing Materials: Academia Looks Ahead

The additive manufacturing industry is changing so quickly that sometimes it seems that if you blink you’ll miss at least three major developments. Fortunately, those working at the forefront...

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by Sarah Anderson Goehrke at August 11, 2017 10:10 PM

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GE improving metal 3D printers with laser & fluidics expertise

GE is harnessing its expertise in lasers and fluidics to unearth new 3D printing solutions. GE laser researcher Marshall Jones was recently inducted into the 2017 class of the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his work in the field, and is now focused on improving lasers for 3D printing.

August 11, 2017 09:35 PM

Chinese Space Lab uses 3D printing to successfully grow lettuce in micro-gravity environment

‘An army marches on its stomach’, as the old saying goes, and this has proven to be just as true for space exploration as it is for military combat, although astronauts do tend to just float around aimlessly instead of marching.

August 11, 2017 08:27 PM

Hong Kong hospital makes 3D printed models of foetuses available to expectant parents

We reported not so long ago on one of the more curious applications of 3D printing technology in the medical sector, which is the production of replica foetuses. Expectant parents can order a 3D printed model of their unborn baby, which serves as an intimate memento to commemorate their experience of the pregnancy as well as allowing them to touch their child as it is in utero.

August 11, 2017 08:09 PM

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Surgeons in China Remove Patient's Malignant Tumor and Six Vertebrae, Replace Them with 3D Printed Titanium Alloy Bones

I’m always fascinated at how 3D printing technology has been used during spinal procedures and surgery. 3D printed surgical guides have been used to help in scoliosis operations, and as far...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 11, 2017 08:00 PM

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Researchers produce smallest ever 3D printed microfluidic lab on a chip device

3D printing technology and microfluidics continue to develop in harmony with each other, and a recent breakthrough from a team of researchers at Utah&aposs Brigham Young University has taken this development to an unprecedented level, as the smallest ever viable 3D printed microfluidic device has been produced.

August 11, 2017 07:52 PM

Made In Space successfully 3D prints first-ever extended structures in space-like environment

The future of 3D printing should see it conquering not just the manufacturing industry here on Earth, but outer space as well. NASA has been implementing the technology for various purposes for many years now, and a significant breakthrough was recently achieved by one of its partners in space exploration, California-based company Made in Space.

August 11, 2017 07:39 PM

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Japan: id.arts Releases 3D Printed Kitchen Simulation Models

Japan-headquartered id.arts focuses on helping others design major projects. Their latest innovations involve the use of 3D printing to simulate the building of a kitchen, and you don’t have to be a...

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by Bridget Butler Millsaps at August 11, 2017 06:38 PM

3D Bioprinted Liver Tissue Constructs Used to Develop More Accurate Drug Toxicity Testing System

While many think that bioprinting means that we’ll soon be able to 3D print a brand new organ with the touch of a button, that’s not the case quite yet. However, there have been several...

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by Sarah Saunders at August 11, 2017 05:09 PM

Fabbaloo

Why Use a Free GCODE Analyzer?

The free GCODE analyzer shows statistics about 3D print jobs

The free GCODE analyzer shows statistics about 3D print jobs

There are tons of free...

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by General Fabb at August 11, 2017 05:00 PM

3Ders

Shiro Studios 3D printed ENEA walking stick is a wonder of form and function

Shiro Studio, a London-based design practice, has created a 3D printed walking stick that overcomes visual and practical problems with common mobility aids. The “ENEA” stick is porous, making it extremely lightweight, and has a three-pronged handle.

August 11, 2017 04:10 PM

3D Print.com

Advanced 3D Printing Materials: Oxford Performance Materials Commercializes Proprietary OXPEKK Custom Compounds

As additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3D printing, begins to find more applications, there becomes an apparent need for higher-performance materials. Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM),...

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by Michael Shaffer at August 11, 2017 04:01 PM

TCT Magazine

TCT Rising Star Award announcement

TCT has announced how the winner of the TCT Rising Star Award will be decided and announced.

August 11, 2017 03:26 PM