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November 19, 2017

CNC Cookbook

[Black Friday Week] 15% off all CNC Software until Monday

Something’s up?  You got that right, but it’s not prices on our CNC Software. I just launched our annual Black Friday Sale.  All purchases over $100 are marked down 15% from our usual prices. Here’s the straight scoop: You get 15% off on any CNC Software purchase over $100.  Just visit our Sale page to see […]

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by Bob Warfield at November 19, 2017 06:30 PM

Massive New DIY CNC Milling Machine Parts Guide

If you’re a DIY CNC’er, and particularly if you’re a beginner just starting to look at building a machine, this new Guide is for you. I’ve always loved exploded diagrams and modular articles that let you drill down from the big picture to the most intricate details.  They help you build a framework for how […]

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by cncdivi at November 19, 2017 05:53 PM

3D Print.com

University LightWalk at Abilene Christian Illuminates LulzBot 3D Printer Possibilities

Abiline Christian University (ACU) in Abilene Texas was looking for a way to showcase their newly renovated quad area, a place on campus that exists literally at the juncture of the arts and the...

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by Hannah Rose Mendoza at November 19, 2017 05:24 PM


Five fun 3D printing projects & life hacks: 3D printed baby monitor, BalloonVase, MNT Reform laptop, more

Putting together a 3D printing project is a surprisingly great way to relax, so print away the stresses of school or work with these five cool 3D printing projects, each of which can make your day-to-day life a little easier or simply more enjoyable.

November 19, 2017 03:33 PM


GE Knows How To Make Even More Money With 3D Printing

GE's other way into 3D printing

GE's other way into 3D printing

Everyone knows GE is extremely interested in 3D printing,...

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by General Fabb at November 19, 2017 10:00 AM

November 18, 2017

CNC Cookbook

Selecting a CNC Lathe within a budget

Please welcome Wade Wendorf as our newest Guest Author.  He’s going to walk us through his experiences choosing a CNC Lathe and getting the most from it. Wade Wendorf runs and owns a company called Mandala Rose Works, LLC which for the last 8 years has designed, manufactured and produced a unique machine called a […]

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by Wade Wendorf at November 18, 2017 10:40 PM

3D Print.com

HP and Seiko Epson's DNA and the Evolution of 2D Printing to 3D Printing

Like individuals, large corporations reflect the positive and negative characteristics of their ancestors. Seiko Epson, the huge Japanese 2D printing company like HP before them has announced they...

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by Charles Goulding at November 18, 2017 07:37 PM


3D printed Octinion strawberry picking robot can pick one berry every three seconds

A Belgian engineering company is looking to digitize the way we harvest produce, one strawberry at a time. Heverlee-based startup Octinion recently developed a strawberry-picking robot equipped with machine vision and a 3D printed “hand.”

November 18, 2017 06:35 PM

Terry Wohlers

formnext 2017

In only its third year, formnext has quickly become the additive manufacturing event in Europe to see and to be seen. I attended last year’s formnext and shared here the impression it made. In my view, it was the most impactful additive manufacturing industry event in Europe that I had attended in my 30+ years of going to them. This week’s four-day event, held again in Frankfurt, Germany, has topped it. Three of us from Wohlers Associates were there.

With few exceptions, the most important AM companies worldwide exhibited their products and services at the Messe Frankfurt Convention Center. The exhibition filled most of two large halls. Conspicuous by its absence, one fast-growing AM system manufacturer did not exhibit, and I’m reasonably certain that it is regretting the decision.

Similar to last year, all things metal was in force at formnext. Desktop Metal, EOS, GE Additive, Renishaw, SLM Solutions, and many others showed their latest machines and parts in large, elaborate exhibits. Even HP showed parts from a metal 3D printing technology it is planning to introduce next year.

The scale of some of the new machines is striking, along with the large and complex parts coming from them. The quality of exhibits, people, and announcements at formnext signaled how far the AM industry has developed and matured in the recent past. It was great to meet so many engineers, top managers, and visitors from around the world.

Congrats to Mesago for the impressive formnext exhibition and to the TCT Group for the expertly-organized four-day conference. The formnext event grew from nothing to something very special in three short years. Other events have taken a decade or longer to reach this point and many never have. Near year’s formnext is November 13-16, again in Frankfurt, so add it to your calendar now and begin to make plans. It has become THE place in Europe to conduct business in the AM industry.

by Terry Wohlers at November 18, 2017 05:48 PM


Framlab proposes 3D printed vertical housing modules to give shelter to New York homeless

A New York design agency is looking to tackle the city’s homelessness crisis one 3D printed module at a time. “Homed” is the bold new initiative from Framlab, the creative agency headed by Norwegian architect Andreas Tjedflaat.

November 18, 2017 01:12 PM


An Update on the LumiPocket LT

The LumiPocket LT desktop 3D printer

The LumiPocket LT desktop 3D printer

It was approximately two years ago that the...

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by General Fabb at November 18, 2017 10:00 AM

November 17, 2017

CNC Cookbook

Sad News: Tech Shop Closed & Declares Bankruptcy

Sad news, indeed.  The TechShop has closed and declared bankruptcy.  They were in business from 2006 to 2017, 11 years of history helping Makers and other folks.  Many of them had CNC equipment as well, often Tormachs or CNC Routers. There’s a nice brochure that goes over the company history on their web site.  No […]

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by cncdivi at November 17, 2017 10:52 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printing News Briefs: November 17, 2017

We’re starting off with the business end of things in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some software news, a 3D printing handbook, and a new 3D printing material. The Dubai...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 17, 2017 10:14 PM

GE Additive Acquires 3D Printing Simulation Software Provider GeonX

Last year, GE went through a period where it seemed to be acquiring companies left and right, notably Concept Laser and Arcam, and it tried but did not succeed to acquire SLM Solutions. The...

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by Clare Scott at November 17, 2017 09:32 PM

SABIC Showcases New THERMOCOMP AM Compounds and 3D Printed Yacht Hull at formnext

Global chemical company SABIC, headquartered in Saudi Arabia, unveiled a dizzying amount of new materials at the RAPID + TCT show in May, reaffirming its strong commitment to the 3D printing...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 17, 2017 08:46 PM


News Roundup: OR Laser's hybrid 3D printing system, GE Additive acquires GeonX, Ecco footwear, Esun partners with ZYYX 3D printer, more

Here’s another 3D printing round-up, to keep you up to speed with all the latest developments you might have been too busy to catch. Stories include FIT partnering with NIK, Dassault Systemes collaborating with Ecco, and more besides.

November 17, 2017 08:44 PM

3D Print.com

Ironhead Studio's 3D Printing Creates the Power of Hela's Headdress

Thor: Ragnarok is out in theaters and it’s making a splash at the box office and in reviews, The Washington Post‘s Michael O’Sullivan calling it, “a delicious blend of meaty...

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by Hannah Rose Mendoza at November 17, 2017 08:01 PM

Award-Winning UK Educator Launches Online 3D Printing Resource for Teachers

As 3D printing technology continues to be added to more and more workflows in many different industries, it’s imperative to start teaching the next generation all we can about the technology....

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by Sarah Saunders at November 17, 2017 07:14 PM


Hands on with MakerBot’s Tough PLA System

Part of MakerBot's new Tough PLA material system - a new extruder

Part of MakerBot's new Tough PLA material system - a new extruder

I had the opportunity...

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by General Fabb at November 17, 2017 06:00 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printed Braces Incorporate Flexible Electronics for Faster Healing

I remember two main things about having braces as a child – they were frequently painful, and I seemed to have them forever. It was several years before I could get them taken off, and those...

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by Clare Scott at November 17, 2017 05:46 PM


Abu Dhabi Police unveils plans to create 3D printed patrol cars & police stations on Mars by 2057

The Abu Dhabi police force in the UAE has outlined its vision of policing on Mars. The UAE plans to establish a colony on Mars by the year 2117, and the Abu Dhabi police sees itself driving 3D printed patrol cars around the planet to ensure order is maintained.

November 17, 2017 05:44 PM

Trumpf launches triple-laser TruPrint 5000 laser metal fusion (LMF) 3D printer

German 3D printing giant Trumpf has rapidly established a reputation for itself in the field of laser-based manufacturing technology as one of its key players. This year’s Formnext trade show in Frankfurt sees the unveiling of the company’s latest product, which should contribute even further to its expansion.

November 17, 2017 05:15 PM

3D Print.com

Filamentive's New bioPC 3D Printer Filament Offers Safety, Performance and Printability

The presence of PA 12, Nylon and ULTEM in the top 10 most used materials section of the latest 3DHubs trends report clearly demonstrates a growing demand for high performance, engineering materials...

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by Ravi Toor at November 17, 2017 04:31 PM


Porous 3D printed schwarzites are strong & lightweight, could form entire buildings

Engineers at Rice University and Brazil’s University of Campinas have created 3D printed schwarzites—mathematical structures named after their creator Hermann Schwarz—with complex curved geometries. The researchers envision buildings being made with the 3D printed structures.

November 17, 2017 03:27 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printed Microstructures Combat Counterfeiting and Product Piracy

Fake versions of real money have been around ever since people first stopped bartering for goods and began exchanging representations of wealth for items and it remains a bigger problem than you...

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by Hannah Rose Mendoza at November 17, 2017 03:14 PM


MakeX launches $149 portable, internet-enabled Migo FDM 3D printer on Kickstarter

Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms are awash with new 3D printers, from entry-level FDM machines to DLP 3D printers with specific applications, all looking to get a leg-up into the 3D printer market. Recently, we came across a particularly promising looking product, the Migo 3D printer, developed by China-based company MakeX, who is returning to Kickstarter for a third campaign with good reputation on their products quality and reliability.

November 17, 2017 02:58 PM

3D Print.com

Planning to Buy a 3D Printer? These are 7 Details You Should Pay Attention To

I remember when I was planning my first 3D printer purchase. These were endless hours of browsing phrases like “3D printer choice criteria” or “the most important 3D printer...

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by Zortrax Staff at November 17, 2017 02:05 PM


A 3D Model Repair Tool? Trying Out CUR3D

The main screen on CUR3D Maker Edition

The main screen on CUR3D Maker Edition

We’ve just done a quick test of a new 3D model...

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by General Fabb at November 17, 2017 02:00 PM


5% of all spare parts could be digitalized & 3D printed, reports VTT Finland & Aalto University

Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre and Aalto University have released findings from their two-year industry research project that investigates how businesses can use digital, 3D printable spare parts to their advantage. The project is valued at around 1.4 million euros ($1.65M).

November 17, 2017 01:53 PM

3D printing deals and discounts to look for on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017

With Thanksgiving around the corner, shoppers—and especially tech shoppers—are getting ready to open up their wallets for great deals on all types of hardware, software, games, accessories, and more.

November 17, 2017 10:27 AM

Canada Dalhousie University pioneers 3D printed devices to improve radiation therapy

We&aposve reported before on the advances that are being made in the treatment of cancer and other serious health conditions with the help of 3D printing. Medical professionals are able to use the technology to cheaply and quickly design and prototype innovative solutions for more and more specific problems.

November 17, 2017 10:16 AM

3D Print.com

MatterHackers' Blue Friday, the Biggest 3D Printing Sale of the Year, is Happening Today Only

MatterHackers is having their fourth annual Blue Friday, the biggest 3D printing sale of the year today, November 17th, 2017. The sale will include discounts on the entire store, both online and in...

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by Rhonda Grandy at November 17, 2017 08:01 AM

November 16, 2017

3D Print.com

FIT AG Begins Joint Venture to Open Up the Additive Manufacturing Market in Russia

Back in 2015, Germany-based FIT AG invested €20 million to build a new dedicated facility in its home country, which was finally inaugurated this summer. Two years later, the company established a...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 16, 2017 10:11 PM


Singapore LTA leverages 3D printing, robotics and VR to improve rail reliability

We reported recently on the expansion of the UAE’s ongoing Dubai 3D Printing Initiative into the area’s transport infrastructure, with additive manufacturing technology being used to construct new roads and railway bridges. Over in Singapore, another pioneering region in the use of 3D printing, a similar development will soon be taking place.

November 16, 2017 10:03 PM

Robinz Blog

Next generation of Autodesk BIM 360 announced #AU2017

Big announcement at Autodesk University AEC keynote today about integration of BIM 360 platform and its collaboration extension to other platforms: Civil 3D and AutoCAD included. 

This is a significant change from "BIM 360" being a collection of cloud products, some on different clouds, to a single cloud infrastructure running all the BIM 360 functions. New capabilities stemming from this include insight into cloud and project data, a unified development & services platform, and integration of other design platforms (beyond Revit) for collaboration. 
This creates a true common data environment living in a single cloud infrastructure with the Forge platform for customisation, AI enhancements and extension to other services and data sources. 
Huge innovations to a platform that is already powdering thousands of projects.
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by RobiNZ at November 16, 2017 09:52 PM

3D Print.com

Using Trash to 3D Print a Path to Better City Living

At least ever since the birth of alchemy, the dream has always been to be able to turn something worthless and common into something valuable. I’ve been desperately casting about for a recipe...

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by Hannah Rose Mendoza at November 16, 2017 09:11 PM

Materialise Announces New 3D Printing Agreements with SYNNEX and Simufact at formnext

3DPrint.com is attending formnext 2017 in Frankfurt this week, bringing you all of the latest business and product announcements about the 3D printing industry’s movers and shakers right from...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 16, 2017 08:15 PM


Which 3D Printing Companies Can You Actually Invest In?

What 3D printing stocks can you invest in?

What 3D printing stocks can you invest in?

There are tons of 3D print-related companies...

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by General Fabb at November 16, 2017 08:00 PM

3D Print.com

Studying the Process: Students Design Self Balancing Scooter Using 3D Tech

The development and continued integration of 3D print technology into nearly every aspect of life is exciting. Every day new stories of the boundaries being pushed and innovations being realized...

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by Hannah Rose Mendoza at November 16, 2017 07:25 PM


SpaceIL hopes lunar lander 3D printed legs could help it scoop $20M Google Lunar XPRIZE

Israeli nonprofit startup SpaceIL is using 3D printed legs on its unmanned space lander, a spacecraft competing for more than $20 million in prize money as part of the Google Lunar XPRIZE initiative. The 3D printed legs are being supplied by Zurich’s RUAG Space.

November 16, 2017 06:46 PM

3D Potter announces large-scale Potterbot XLS-1 ceramic 3D printer that uses full-body clay

Ceramics is one field where 3D printing technology is rapidly expanding its influence in a way that is benefitting all kinds of art and design works and small businesses. We’ve reported before on the work of 3D Potter, a company specializing in the manufacturing of 3D printers for producing ceramic objects.

November 16, 2017 06:29 PM


The HP Garage: Symbol of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Spirit.

Checking out the famous HP Garage

Checking out the famous HP Garage

Located on a quiet, tree-lined residential street near...

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by Marney Stapley at November 16, 2017 06:00 PM

3D Print.com

Emirates Airline Debuts New 3D Printed Interior Cabin Components

3D printing has been up in the air for a while now. Companies like Airbus have been utilizing the technology to create numerous components for their aircraft; the 3D printed parts used by Airbus, in...

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by Clare Scott at November 16, 2017 05:57 PM

ANSYS Acquires 3DSIM to Offer The Only Complete Additive Manufacturing Simulation Workflow in the Industry

By all accounts, the most rapidly growing and disruptive segment in the engineering market has got to be additive manufacturing. Many companies, in multiple fields, are working to add the...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 16, 2017 04:59 PM


3D printed Family of the Future debuts at formnext, the joint effort of Flam3D and 30 Flemish partners

Some 30 3D printing companies have joined forces to create the ‘Family of the Future,’ a conceptual additive manufacturing project featuring a 3D printed mother, father, and child. Just unveiled at Frankfurt tech conference formnext, the Family of the Future serves to demonstrate the power of collaboration and co-creation, as well as sparking the public’s imagination as to what can be achieved with the power of 3D printing. Between the three ‘family members’, 15 different 3D printing techniques and over 90 3D printed parts are showcased, ranging from printed electronics to metals and ceramics.

November 16, 2017 04:12 PM

3D Print.com

Decimal Ushers in New Era with 3D Printed Lighting

3D printing has been in the mainstream for many areas around the globe for at least several years now, infiltrating nearly every industry—and while much of that includes big industry and...

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by Bridget Butler Millsaps at November 16, 2017 04:02 PM


Xact Metal introduces new mid-sized, multi-laser XM300 metal 3D printer

In more exciting news from formnext 2017, American metal 3D printing company Xact Metal has announced a new mid-sized metal 3D printer: the XM300. The machine is the company’s second 3D printing product, following its original XM200 laser-based metal 3D printer which was introduced in June 2017.

November 16, 2017 03:29 PM

3D Print.com

Remaking Egypt: The Resurrection of the Tomb of Seti I Through 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Egypt captures the imagination like no other place on earth, rich in ancient treasures and tantalizing mysteries. The tombs of the golden faced pharaohs preserved for eternity with their impassive...

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by Hannah Rose Mendoza at November 16, 2017 03:16 PM


Cambridge 3D printed nanoscale magnetic circuits could improve future electronic devices

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK has developed a nanoscale magnetic circuit using 3D nano-printing which is capable of moving information (bits) in three-dimensions. According to the research team

November 16, 2017 03:14 PM

3D Print.com

formnext: BASF 3D Printing Solutions Announces New Partnerships and Strategic Alliance to Develop 3D Printing Materials

If there’s one thing we know about BASF, it’s that the global chemical company is putting forth all of its available resources in order to climb to the top of the next-generation 3D...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 16, 2017 02:02 PM


Know What You’re Doing Before You Get Into 3D Printing, Please!

Not everyone is cut out for 3D printing

Not everyone is cut out for 3D printing

Sometimes there are people that simply should not...

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by General Fabb at November 16, 2017 02:00 PM


3D Printing with the Windows Mixed Reality Viewer

Last month, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update arrived for many creative users, with improvements on the existing features and an exciting addition: the Windows Mixed Reality Viewer. With this new app, it’s possible to put your 3D creations and characters in a real environment to see how they merge.

When we heard about the new Mixed Reality Viewer we got very intrigued and we couldn’t wait to try it for ourselves.

As the Holidays season is approaching, we decided to give our Piguin a Christmas makeover and test the new app in the real world. The results were awe-inspiring and very Christmassy!

Windows and 3D printing

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and 3D printing are a match made in heaven. To start with, 3D designers can create their 3D models on 3D Builder and print them directly from the app through i.materialise. Learn how to 3D print with 3D Builder on our blog.


Windows Mixed Reality View. Can you spot the Piguin?

The other steps towards 3D from Windows is Paint 3D, a new version of the Microsoft classic that now has a 3D twist. 3D Paint is very user-friendly and makes it easier to turn a 2D sketch into a 3D image.

The Mixed Reality Viewer is the icing on the cake of Microsoft’s efforts to make 3D design and augmented reality more accessible.

Trying the new Windows Mixed Reality Viewer

The Windows Mixed Reality Viewer is a new feature that offers an entirely new experience on augmented reality. In this case, we used the camera on our tablet with great results but you can use immersive headsets for a complete experience.

Mixed Reality is great to unleash your 3D printing creativity and it was a blast to see our Piguin in the real world, changing its size and position in every scenario.


3D-designed Christmas Piguin

3D printing Christmas decorations

As you can see, we dressed Piguin up as Santa Claus. Are you dreaming of a white 3D-printed Christmas too?  Remember to print your presents and decorations as soon as possible to receive them on time for the holidays. Once you have your model ready, you can upload it to our online platform and you will get an estimated shipment date.


Christmas Piguin enjoying the Mixed Viewer Reality environment

With Windows Mixed Reality, it is possible to see your Christmas decoration or your presents interacting with reality before printing them; so it’s a good way to know beforehand if they match the surroundings or if the colors and size are right.


The Piguins enjoying Christmas dinner. Which one is real?

Find inspiration for your 3D-printed presents on our blog and shop, and print them just in time by following these tips.

by Aura Farrando at November 16, 2017 01:49 PM


Fluorescent 3D printed microstructures could thwart counterfeit money

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and optical company ZEISS are using fluorescent 3D printed microstructures to improve counterfeit protection. The innovation could prevent the forgery of bank notes, documents, and branded products.

November 16, 2017 12:18 PM

Watch how Dubais Emirates is 3D printing aircraft cabin parts using SLS technology

Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, is using selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing to make cabin parts for its aircraft. The 3D printed parts, some of which have been printed by 3D Systems, include video monitor shrouds and cabin air vent grills.

November 16, 2017 09:53 AM

Robinz Blog

ESRI & Autodesk Alliance announced at #AU2017

Fascinating to see Autodesk and ESRI announce an alliance at the Autodesk University Technology Keynote.

In my previous life at the Airport the gulf between GIS and BIM was a real frustration.

Look forward to seeing what this brings.

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by RobiNZ at November 16, 2017 02:35 AM

November 15, 2017

3D Print.com

EOS Showcases New Industrial 3D Printer and Latest Software Versions at formnext

EOS is at formnext 2017 in Frankfurt this week, displaying its two latest 3D printing products at Booth G50 in Hall 3.1. The first of these two is its new polymer laser sintering system, the EOS P...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 15, 2017 10:27 PM

Enormous 3D Printed Heart to Grace Times Square This February

Times Square Arts is a public art program that provides a platform for innovators in contemporary visual and performing arts on a large scale. Given that over 300,000 people pass through Times Square...

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by Hannah Rose Mendoza at November 15, 2017 09:46 PM


3D Printing News Roundup: Airbus, Arconic, EOS, Mass Portal, 3D printed sleep apnea mask, Nano Dimension

3D printing news is coming thick and fast these days, and we can’t expect you to always stay ahead of the curve. So here’s another quick round-up of stories you might have missed, including an award for a 3D printed sleep apnea mask, a new filament drying solution from Mass Portal, and more besides.

November 15, 2017 09:31 PM

3D printed patient-specific vascular models help University of Mainz hospital take on complex surgeries

Surgeons from the University of Mainz Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Department in Germany have turned to 3D printing technology to help advance and improve surgical planning processes for complex vascular operations.

November 15, 2017 09:03 PM

3D Print.com

Arconic and Airbus Announce Cooperative Research Agreement for 3D Printed Airframe Components

Three years ago, lightweight metals manufacturer Alcoa announced its intention to adopt 3D printing processes, and invested millions in 2015 to expand its facilities and accelerate development. That...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 15, 2017 09:03 PM

Collaboration Leads to South Africa's First Platinum 3D Print

Platinum is seen by many as the most precious of the precious metals, a material to be found only in the rarest and most expensive jewelry. Its applications go beyond adornment, however; platinum is...

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by Clare Scott at November 15, 2017 08:15 PM


Dubai RTA announces plans for 3D printed bus stop, pedestrian bridge & marine transport station

One of the Middle East’s financial powerhouses, Dubai, has long been at the forefront of 3D printing developments, particularly in terms of implementing the technology into local infrastructure. The world’s first 3D printed office building was installed in the city back in May of this year

November 15, 2017 08:13 PM


Dialing In a 3D Printer? What’s That All About?


Gradually "dialing in" the settings for a material using an iterative approach. Note improvements from left to...

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by General Fabb at November 15, 2017 08:00 PM

3D Print.com

Obtaining R&D Tax Credits for 3D Printing Pasta

Want to share an al dente meal of pasta with someone in a different state? Simply 3D print your meals from your kitchen and video chat with your friend as you virtually share a bowl of fettuccine...

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by Charles Goulding at November 15, 2017 07:14 PM


VSHAPER’s “Custom” 3D Printer

The VSHAPER CUSTOM is what you want it to be

The VSHAPER CUSTOM is what you want it to be

VSHAPER offers a type of 3D printer almost...

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by General Fabb at November 15, 2017 06:00 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printed Skull Helps Save Baby's Life

It isn’t possible to overstate the kind of change that having a baby brings to your life. Whether it’s your first or your fifth, it’s a wonderfully terrifying experience that can...

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by Hannah Rose Mendoza at November 15, 2017 05:46 PM

Trumpf Debuts Triple-Laser TruPrint 5000 Metal Additive Manufacturing System at formnext

In 2015, family-owned German industrial machining and tooling equipment manufacturer Trumpf got back in the metal 3D printing game when it debuted the TruPrint 1000 laser metal fusion (LMF) 3D...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 15, 2017 04:38 PM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

What Better Than 3D Printers to Close the Loop in the Digital Workflow?

A growing number of companies, each from different backgrounds, products and culture, are eager to claim they understand what you need to manufacture in the modern age. The latest is 3D Systems, who invited us to its Littleton facility (near Denver). Its products, 3D printers, are perfect for the last step in the digital workflow, and they should be your factory, we are told. 3D Systems facility in Littleton, Colo., is home to its health care and metal printers. 3D Systems does indeed seem...

by Roopinder Tara at November 15, 2017 04:20 PM

3D Print.com

Paperless Parts Launches Smart Marketplace for Sourcing Custom 3D Printed Parts

Paperless Parts is set to kick the 3D printing revolution into high gear with its new smart marketplace for sourcing custom parts. Working with a number of partners, they use proprietary technology...

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by Hannah Rose Mendoza at November 15, 2017 03:21 PM


3D printing helps surgeons separate conjoined twins at Rome's Bambino Gesu pediatric hospital

3D printed models have been used to help separate conjoined twins in Rome. The pair, who are of Algerian nationality, were separated during a 10-hour surgery in which surgeons made use of the 3D printed models.

November 15, 2017 02:38 PM

3D Print.com

Identify3D is a formnext Startup Challenge Winner and Announces Two New 3D Printing Data Security Partnerships

Like just about everyone who’s anyone in the 3D printing world, digital supply chain software provider Identify3D is at formnext in Frankfurt this week. In addition to demonstrating its...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 15, 2017 02:07 PM


SimScale Offers Free Engineering Analyses

Applications of SimScale's analysis functions 

Applications of SimScale's analysis functions

One of the critical aspects of developing...

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by General Fabb at November 15, 2017 02:00 PM



3D printing resurrects ancient Egyptian Tomb in Switzerland

An ancient Egyptian tomb has been ‘resurrected’ in Switzerland thanks to advancements in 3D scanning and 3D printing technology. Once belonging to Pharaoh Seti I, one of the most important and lavish royals in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the 3,300-year-old sarcophagus now sits in 3D printed form in the Antikenmuseum Basel in northwestern Switzerland.

November 15, 2017 12:21 PM

1,300 sq ft World of Warcraft diorama featuring 10,000 3D printed characters breaks Guinness World Record

Video game developer Blizzard Entertainment has been awarded a Guinness World Record for the largest video game diorama ever produced. The massive diorama spans 1,300 square feet and includes over 10,000 miniature 3D printed characters.

November 15, 2017 12:10 PM

3D Printing News Roundup: XYZprinting, Nexa3D, BEGO partnership; ANSYS acquires 3DSIM; BASF & BigRep; SLM Solutions

In today&aposs 3D printing news roundup you&aposll find exciting partnerships, acquisitions, and new 3D printing technology...

November 15, 2017 12:03 PM

Sculpteo launches Fabpilot cloud 3D printing software for print factory management

3D printing service provider Sculpteo has launched Fabpilot, its new cloud-based 3D printing software that allows users to manage a 3D printing factory or lab in a more efficient way. The software works with “most professional 3D printers.”

November 15, 2017 11:24 AM

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GE Additive Unveils Largest Metal Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printer

Earlier this year, GE Additive gave a few sparse details about a new program that would see the company create the world’s largest powder bed metal 3D printer. At formnext 2017, the project, dubbed Project A.T.L.A.S (Additive Technology Large Area System), has now been unveiled. Project A.T.L.A.S.is the first system developed by GE since the acquisition of metal 3D printer manufacturers Concept Laser and Arcam and the formation of GE Additive. The first beta machine, on display at the eve...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at November 15, 2017 10:37 AM

New 3D Printing Material News Galore at formnext 2017

As exciting as new 3D printers can be, these machines would be nothing without their material counterparts. At formnext 2017, numerous new deals and products were announced by some of the largest chemical manufacturers in the world. Let’s break down a few of the highlights. Dow Chemical Company Ventures into 3D Printing Filament After a merger between two of the largest chemical companies this year, Dow Chemical and DuPont, DowDuPont became the largest, beating out competitor BASF. As su...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at November 15, 2017 10:20 AM


Alice Caboste – “3D printing gave me a new freedom as a designer”

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Alice Caboste

After studying product & furniture design in London, Alice went to work...

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by General Fabb at November 15, 2017 10:00 AM


5 3D printing stars make Forbes 30 Under 30 Manufacturing 2018 List

Forbes magazine has just unveiled the next edition of its famed 30 Under 30 Manufacturing 2018 list, the crème de la crème of young entrepreneurs and makers set to transform the world of manufacturing. In what may come as no surprise to some, 5 of those headline-grabbers hail from the rapidly-expanding field of additive manufacturing.

November 15, 2017 09:08 AM

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Industrial 3D Printing Draws the Additive Manufacturing Community to formnext 2017

Frankfurt has been drawing the crowds together as the 3D printing industry gathers for formnext 2017. The event kicked off yesterday at Messe Frankfurt, bigger than ever before with 471 exhibitors...

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by Sarah Anderson Goehrke at November 15, 2017 08:19 AM

November 14, 2017

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3D Printing News Briefs: November 14, 2017

We’re getting down to business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs…business news, that is. Rize announced an addition to its corporate staff at formnext today, and 3D printing bureau...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 14, 2017 09:58 PM


3D Printing News Roundup: Stratasys, Arkema, EOS, Prodways, A.Schulman, Identify 3D, Dynamical Tools

Here’s some more stories from the 3D printing world you might have missed out on recently. This latest round-up includes news about Arkema and EOS teaming up, Identify 3D launching a new manufacturing process, and more besides.

November 14, 2017 09:34 PM

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UnionTech Brings 3D Printing Innovation to 2017 formnext

This week brings together thousands of exhibitors and visitors at the 2017 formnext tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany. This event is the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing and provides a...

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by Hannah Rose Mendoza at November 14, 2017 09:17 PM

Stratasys Announces a New Partnership and the Release of GrabCAD Voxel Print Software Solution

The first day of formnext is well underway and the new product announcements have been rolling out at a fast rate. One of the latest comes from Stratasys, which today announced the release of its new...

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by Clare Scott at November 14, 2017 08:37 PM


Meshmixer Version 3.3 Is Now Available

Adding a custom 3D printer to Meshmixer

Adding a custom 3D printer to Meshmixer

You might not have noticed that Meshmixer has...

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by General Fabb at November 14, 2017 08:00 PM

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Breaking Down the Walls to the Talent: 3 Barriers of Recruiting in the AM Industry and How to Break Them

It is a known and often very discussed fact that it is difficult to recruit and retain the best talent in the 3D printing industry. There is a talent shortage. Correct. But this talent shortage is...

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by Signe Damgaard Jensen at November 14, 2017 07:52 PM

Jennifer Lewis' Work on 3D Organs-on-Chips Awarded 2017 Lush Prize

Innovators and researchers the world over work to develop products that address human wants and needs. Regulatory bodies the world over also work to ensure that the products that are made available...

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by Hannah Rose Mendoza at November 14, 2017 07:09 PM


NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge Now in Third Phase

NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge enters the far more difficult third phase

NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge enters the far more difficult third phase


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by General Fabb at November 14, 2017 06:00 PM

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GE Additive Unveils First BETA Metal Additive Manufacturing System for Project A.T.L.A.S.

Over the past decade, GE has invested approximately $1.5 billion in manufacturing and additive technologies, and at last year’s formnext, the world was introduced to GE Additive for the first...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 14, 2017 05:46 PM


Make Magazine founder issues apology after claiming Naomi SexyCyborg Wu is not a real person

The founder of Make Magazine, Dale Dougherty, has apologized after unfounded claims that Chinese maker Naomi “SexyCyborg” Wu was not a real person. The initial statement, which read, “I am questioning who she really is. Naomi is a persona, not a real person. She is several or many people,” was made via Twitter last week and has since been deleted.

November 14, 2017 05:09 PM

BASF tightens grip on 3D printing industry with EOS, XAAR, Ricoh partnerships

Chemical company BASF has announced additive manufacturing collaborations and partnerships with EOS, XAAR, and Ricoh as it looks to expand its industrial 3D printing capabilities. The three separate deals will see BASF develop 3D printing materials for the other companies.

November 14, 2017 04:47 PM

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7 Software Reasons for Bad Surface Finishes

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by Bob Warfield at November 14, 2017 04:42 PM

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ScanPyramids Uses 3D Scanning and Virtual Reality to Provide Immersive Learning Experience

Scientists from the Egypto-international ScanPyramids Project recently uncovered a 30-meter long chamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu Pyramid) and they’re calling it...

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by Rich Wetzel at November 14, 2017 04:28 PM


3D Printing for Beginners: A Dictionary

3D printing is fascinating and intricate at the same time, and understanding every 3D printing concept can be overwhelming when you are just starting out. Learning the different materials and technologies gets even more complicated with the often complex 3D printing terminology.

You might have asked yourself if SLS is the same as SLA, or if PA is similar to PLA.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We want to make it easier for you to start 3D printing with this 3D printing vocabulary list: it explains the most common acronyms for 3D printing in just one place. Don’t let the 3D printing jargon get in your way to becoming the next 3D expert.

AM – Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing is frequently used as a synonym of 3D printing. Additive technologies are defined as the process of joining materials to make 3D objects. AM is the opposite to subtractive manufacturing technologies, which remove material to form an object.

ABS – Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

You don’t have to learn its complicated name by heart to become a 3D printing master. But you do have to know that ABS is a plastic from the thermoplastic polymers family. This material, in the form of a filament, is used on FDM printers that heat it up until it melts to create the desired models.

What is an FDM printer, you ask? Keep reading to know more about this 3D printing technology.

CAD – Computer Aided Design

This term describes all the design software used in the process of creating, modifying, analyzing or optimizing a design. CAD programs are used by engineers and 3D designers to create and modify the models they want to 3D print. You can learn more about CAD software for 3D printing on this article.

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DMLS – Direct Metal Laser Sintering

There are different techniques for 3D printing metals. When laser-based 3D printing technologies use powdered metals, we talk about Direct Metal Laser Sintering. The principle here is the same as with SLS: The 3D printing machine distributes a thin layer of metallic powder while a high-powered laser binds the selected parts together. We use DMLS technology to print in aluminum and titanium.



A Titanium Rock by DAMN © Laura Schillemans

FDM – Fused Deposition Modeling

This is a very popular 3D printing technology among starters. FDM machines build the 3D models layer by layer by heating and extruding thermoplastic material filaments such as ABS. This technology was created in 1988 and patented the next year by S.Scott and Lisa Crump, the founders of Stratasys Crump. Until 2009, the term FFF or Fused Filament Fabrication was used to avoid the legally constrained term.

Most home 3D printers use this technology, but you can use FDM industrial 3D printers to create high-quality models and finishes. Read more about FDM technology on our blog.

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How FDM works

FFF – Fused Filament Fabrication

This term is a synonym of FDM. It was coined by members of the RepRap Project to be used instead of FDM, a concept that was under legal patent restrictions until 2009.

MJF – Multi Jet Fusion (HP)

This HP technology for 3D printing is similar to Selective Laser Sintering, but instead of lasers it jets a fusing agent to melt together very fine grains of powder, resulting in a strong but flexible material. MJF is available on i.materialise and is the best option for sturdy polyamide models with detailed surfaces or thinner walls.


Piguin by i.materialise. 3D printed in Polyamide (MJF)

PA – Polyamide

Polyamide (SLS) is a fine, white granular powder used on SLS 3D printing technologies. The natural finish for Polyamide feels slightly sandy and granular to the touch but the material allows a wide range of finishes and colors, as well as nearly unlimited freedom of design. That’s why this material, also known as nylon plastic, is the favorite of many 3D artists and designers.

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Polyamide 3D printing in our factory. Photo by Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) (c) Arthur Los.

PLA – Polylactic Acid

This 3D printing material, sometimes known as biopolymer, is also used in the form of a filament on FDM 3D printing machines. This thermoplastic is made from renewable raw materials such as plants, e.g. sugarcane, soya, corn or potatoes, and it can have a sweet smell when burned. PLA is a very popular material for home printers because it’s easy to use and cost-efficient, but it’s more brittle than ABS.

SL/SLA – Stereolithography

SL or SLA stands for Stereolithography, a 3D printing process that uses liquid resins. Stereolithography is used on big printers, like our Mammoth machines, which can print models of up to 2.1 meters. This process takes place in large tanks where a layer of liquid polymer is spread over a platform. Some areas are hardened by a UV laser to become the layers which make up the 3D-printed model. One layer of liquid is spread on top of another until the model is complete and the excess liquid flows away. Watch this video to see Stereolithography in action.

SLS – Selective Laser Sintering

Selective Laser Sintering is a 3D printing technology based on powder. The printer is heated up until below the melting point and a fine layer of powder is spread. After that, a laser beam heats up the parts that need to be sintered together above the melting point. The powder particles reached by the laser are fused together while the rest remains loose powder.

The main advantage of this technology is that no supporting structure is needed, so it allows very complex designs and even interlocking and moving parts.


Selective Laser Sintering Machine


STL is the name of a very common 3D printing file format. The files generated by CAD programs usually have the extension .STL. It’s supported by most 3D design and printing software, and is probably the most common file format used for 3D printing. Where the word comes from remains confusing: while it’s commonly seen as an abbreviation of STereoLithography, sometimes it is also thought to be an acronym for “Standard Triangle Language” or “Standard Tessellation Language”.

TPU – Thermoplastic Polyurethane

Our rubber-like prints are made with a material called TPU 92A-1. The complete technical name comes from the combination of the acronym for Thermoplastic Polyurethane, followed by Shore A 92, a standard measurement that indicates how soft materials are. The final models are strong but highly flexible.

TPU -Rubber Like

Extravaganza neck piece by Dario Sacpitta. Printed in rubber-like

We hope that this introduction to 3D printing terminology will help you understand how 3D printing technologies and materials work. Learning about 3D printing is like a long-distance race, so don’t expect to understand all the concepts at once and don’t give up when it gets confusing. You can find a lot of inspiration and information about 3D printing on our blog and website.

Luckily, our online 3D printing platform is easier to understand for beginners than the 3D concepts! So, once you know which technology and material are the best for your model, you can easily upload your file to our online 3D printing platform.

by Aura Farrando at November 14, 2017 03:29 PM


3D Pixel Art and Printing Collide Creating GrabCAD Voxel Print

Manufacturing has changed in recent years. Computer-controlled machines and computer aided design (CAD) tools are more accessible and more flexible than ever before, opening the industry up to more innovative fabrication methods that can capitalize on new and improving capabilities. As for additive technology, it IS changing the world. For researches engaged in fabrication aided design (FAD), additive technology it is not just a 3D printer. It’s an idea engine. No longer does thinking, designing, fabricating need to happen in one dimension, color, texture or material. No longer will researchers be held back or encounter complicated roadblocks to proving hypothesis or bringing new ideas to life. Traditional manufacturing is centered on fabricating with homogeneous materials, but today, with additive technology, we can think about materials in a completely different way.

Design with the End in Mind

Imagine if you could design and fabricate from the bottom up, with pure control over the microscopic properties of the materials you are using. In the world of digital art, this might be pixel by pixel, in biology it is cell by cell and in 3D printing this is voxel by voxel, allowing researchers to create almost anything. From art with photorealistic color, to models of the body that look and feel real, to 3D printed materials that mimic traditional building materials of brick or wood, we can draw on those strengths with a new aesthetic that put CGI to shame. We call this process Voxel Print, and it is allowing us to actually program the product material and its viscosity. Multi-material machines, like the ones academic researchers and developers use to create new design parameters, are changing the way we design, fabricate and manufacture today with Voxel Print.


So, the advice we have for you – think smaller, voxel small – and stop letting layers or CAD hold you back. Let your fabrication aided design (FAD) be your guide and let your ideas be your only limitation. Many leaders in innovation, including those at Columbia, MIT, Fraunhoefer Institute, Singapore University of Technology and Duke University, are already using this new design consideration. How will you take an active part in creating the future?

To learn more about GrabCAD Voxel Print, click here.


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by Ohad Meyuhas at November 14, 2017 03:00 PM

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Polymaker Improves The Polysher for Smoother 3D Printed Surfaces

Polymaker burst on the scene in 2012 as a company dedicated to creating high quality materials for use in desktop 3D printers. They quickly became known for their PolyMax, PolyFlex, and PolyWood...

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by Hannah Rose Mendoza at November 14, 2017 02:58 PM


Philament’s New Glass 3D Printer Filament

Glass-reinforced PLA 3D prints

Glass-reinforced PLA 3D prints

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by General Fabb at November 14, 2017 02:00 PM

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Sculpteo Launches Fabpilot, Its Cloud-Based 3D Printing Software Solution

Last month, 3D printing specialist Sculpteo, based out of Paris and San Francisco, introduced its standalone software solution, Fabpilot, for the production of 3D printed parts. The company, which...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 14, 2017 01:57 PM


SABIC unveils new FDM & large-format 3D printing materials, prints boat hull

Chemicals company SABIC has launched its new LEXAN EXL AMHI240F 3D printing filament, an FDM material offering high performance and low-temperature ductility. SABIC is also releasing other FDM materials and eight new reinforced compounds for large-format additive manufacturing.

November 14, 2017 12:27 PM

EnvisionTEC introduces larger-scale Perfactory and cDLM 3D printers, software upgrade

EnvisionTEC is one of many 3D printing companies that has come out for the formnext 2017 industry trade show, and like many of its peers it has brought something new to show off.

November 14, 2017 11:01 AM

Dow Chemical announces EVOLV3D platform for high-performance 3D printing materials

The Dow Chemical Company, a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest chemical companies DowDuPont, has announced its entry into the 3D printing industry with the launch of its EVOLV3D platform for high-performance 3D printing materials.

November 14, 2017 10:46 AM

GE Additive unveils scalable, meter-class, laser powder BETA 3D printing machine from its Project Atlas program

GE Additive, the 3D printing arm of General Electric, is at the forefront of developments in industrial 3D printing. The company today unveiled the first scalable, meter-class, laser powder-bed fusion BETA machine developed as part of its Project A.T.L.A.S program.

November 14, 2017 10:36 AM


More Developments From Authentise

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One of Authentise's analytics screens

Authentise has announced a deal with SLM Solutions...

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by General Fabb at November 14, 2017 10:00 AM


eSUN new eBOX storage device keeps 3D printing filaments safe from moisture, dust

Chinese 3D printing filament company eSUN has announced a new product which is sure to keep your filaments protected and moisture-free. The multi-function filament storage container, called eBOX, is set to launch at 3D printing expo formnext, which kicks off today in Frankfurt, Germany.

November 14, 2017 09:50 AM

Roboze new ARGO 500 can 3D print high-performance parts up to 0.5 cubic meters in size

Last week, Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze announced it would be unveiling a new 3D printer, the ARGO 500, at formnext 2017, a Frankfurt-based 3D printing expo which kicks off today, November 14. While the announcement had us excited—as we usually are for new 3D printers—we were lacking some details about the new machine.

November 14, 2017 09:35 AM


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Roboze Unveils the New ARGO 500 3D Printer at formnext

As the 3D printing industry continues its shift away from using the technology merely for prototyping purposes and toward using it for full end-use production, materials are becoming more and more...

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by Clare Scott at November 14, 2017 08:03 AM

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Twenty years on, another Quantum leap #au2017

About twenty years ago I read a 'brain dump' from Jim Awe about the next generation of AEC design. It described a world of object design, model properties and display management that was realised in Architectural Desktop and, later, Revit.

Today at Autodesk University he did it again presenting the emerging Quantum AEC platform. It's not an application, more a system, a playing field, for managing data flow in design projects at a fundamental level applicable to all applications, cloud and desktop.

The Quantum leap: forget about applications, files, even data transfer and think about how your entire project life cycle and the needs of each participant. Think about what they need, when they need it, and a platform that delivers just that: Simply, rapidly,

And it was good to actually meet Jim :)


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by RobiNZ at November 14, 2017 02:06 AM

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EnvisionTEC Introduces New 3D Printer Models and Software Update at formnext

This year’s formnext is about to begin, and even though we’ve been hearing announcements of innovative new products and 3D printers ahead of the show for months now, there are still...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 14, 2017 12:02 AM

November 13, 2017


Design Made Easy With Inkscape Vector Tutorials

How To Use Inkscape Like A Pro

Want to design products but don’t have the budget for expensive software? Or do you simply like the ethos and flexibility of open source software? Inkscape, a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, is a great tool you can use to design products for any number of applications, including laser cutting. And the best part? It’s FREE and open source.

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by Shannon Birt at November 13, 2017 11:09 PM

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The Digital Workflow Gets a Bridge

.style1 { font-size: 90%; } .style2 { margin: 6px; } “Lucky,” victim of bone cancer, skull and wrist fractures, needy of jaw realignment, greets visitors at 3D Systems’ Denver area facility, an example of the company’s expertise in creating customized body parts. Many companies wish getting a part made was easy as plugging a computer to a 3D printer and pushing a button. This noble goal may become a reality thanks to 3D Systems, the compan...

by Roopinder Tara at November 13, 2017 10:20 PM

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DSM Strengthens Additive Manufacturing Focus with New Integrated Business

Over the past two decades, global science-based company Royal DSM has emerged as one of the big names in the additive manufacturing industry, thanks in large part to its AM arm and materials...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 13, 2017 10:10 PM

INTAMSYS Discusses the Capabilities of the New FUNMAT PRO HT 3D Printer

It’s going to be a big week for many companies as formnext opens tomorrow in Frankfurt, Germany. Many 3D printer manufacturers are presenting one or more new 3D printers, and INTAMSYS is no...

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by Clare Scott at November 13, 2017 09:15 PM


News Roundup: CARMAT, AddUp, Sojitz, Kowai, PyroGenesis, 3D printing scam, TWI, Autodesk Netfabb

Here’s another round-up of 3D printing developments you might have missed today. Latest stories include CARMAT partnering with AddUp, Japan’s Sojitz and Kowai corporations teaming up on a new 3D printing venture, and more besides.

November 13, 2017 08:20 PM

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Until November 15, Register for 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry Summit at a Discounted Rate

Most people still think of paralysis as something irreversible – but that’s not necessarily the case anymore thanks to new medical technology, including 3D printing. Recently, a Chinese...

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by Clare Scott at November 13, 2017 08:13 PM


Swiss researchers develop innovative origami-inspired drone using 3D printing

Drones are becoming more and more of an everyday item, as the formerly advanced technology is now used for things like parcel delivery. This particular application has been limited in the past due to the size requirements for larger packages

November 13, 2017 07:49 PM


Medical Imagery Takes Form with 3D Printing at RSNA 2017

Radiology is a medical practice that many in the medical community will find is closely aligned with 3D printing. Globally, radiology groups are augment their services with the use of 3D printed medical models, based on the idea that that patient outcomes and procedure efficiencies can be improved by the visual and tactile nature of 3D printed models. And while this could be called an inflection point, where interest in 3d printing is growing, yet its role in radiology is still being defined, the fact that many radiologists are currently engaged in the technology presents an the opportunity to connect and discuss the innovations on the horizon that are paving the path forward for 3D printing in Radiology.

Join us in the North Hall at Booth 6360

As we head to the RSNA 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago at the end of November, we at Stratasys are excited to present a booth tour experience that showcases recent additions to our radiology partners, as well as new materials and software capabilities we have been developing to provide greater control to imaging and design professionals, providing technology solutions that produce medical models that better mimic the real thing. We will also be showcasing our J750 Polyjet printer, with a variety of medical models on display for participants to see, touch and hold, giving form and shape to the innovations that 3D printing brings to the medical community.

Learn more about Radiology’s role in 3D Printing click here to register for a webinar presented by Dr. Frank Rybicki, Chief of Medical Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital.


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by Carrie Wyman at November 13, 2017 07:44 PM


French 3D printing initiative 3D Partners invests half a million euro in new headquarters

As 3D printing expands, regions that were previously new to the technology are starting to find themselves at the forefront of research. A new 3D printing center is due to be opened in France, in the northern part of the country.

November 13, 2017 07:41 PM

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NXT Factory Completes Development Phase for Quantum Laser Sintering 3D Printing Technology

Tomorrow, the highly anticipated formnext 2017 will begin – we’ve been bringing you all kinds of announcements ahead of the show for months now, and 3DPrint.com is at formnext this week,...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 13, 2017 07:19 PM


Find Us At FormNext!

We're at a huge 3D printing event this week

We're at a huge 3D printing event this week

Would you happen to be in Frankfurt this...

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by General Fabb at November 13, 2017 06:00 PM

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3D Printing Spotlight On: Katie McKinley, Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, axial3D

The medical industry has seen a number of changes as 3D printing has become a part of it. Those changes been positive ones – even lifesaving ones, as surgeons use 3D printed organ models to...

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by Clare Scott at November 13, 2017 05:55 PM

Cyber Security Firm Uses a 3D Printed Mask to Fool iPhone X's Facial Recognition Software

Anyone with an iPhone knows they have the choice to either set a numerical pass code or use their fingerprint embedded in the phone’s home button to unlock their phone, so strangers...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 13, 2017 04:53 PM


How 3D printing helped realize Hela's amazing headdress in Thor: Ragnarok

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I haven’t yet seen Thor: Ragnarok, despite my excitement for the latest instalment of the Marvel film franchise. Regardless of my slowness in getting to the movie theater, however, I was still incredibly excited to learn that one of my favorite actresses, Cate Blanchett, who plays Hela, the villain to Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, was donning a 3D printed headdress for the role.

November 13, 2017 04:46 PM

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Metal 3D Printing: Laser Sintering vs. Bulk Sintering in a Furnace - Pros and Cons

Powder bed fusion (PBF) is by far the most widely used metal 3D printing process today. For evidence of how popular PBF has become, look no further than GE’s massive $1.4 billion investment last year...

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by Matt Sand at November 13, 2017 03:55 PM


3D printed skull model saves Australian baby whose nose was blocked with bone

A 3D printed skull has helped an Australian infant survive a birth complication. Baby Sophia, from Perth, was born with bone fused over her nasal cavity, and could not breathe without a ventilator. Surgeons used a 3D printed model to get a better look at the skull before operating.

November 13, 2017 03:31 PM

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Materialise Introduces Magics 22 and Other Software Updates at formnext

Tomorrow, formnext will kick off in Frankfurt, Germany. Attendees will have a lot to see – new 3D printers, new materials, and of course new software. The arrival of formnext means the arrival...

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by Clare Scott at November 13, 2017 02:57 PM


German company Amtopus 3D prints packaging from apricot cores and other raw bio-materials

One of the key ways that 3D printing technology is helping to change the way manufacturing operates is its expansion of the range of materials that can be used. This is particularly helpful in creating more eco-friendly products, from bio-based or other sustainable materials. A great example of this was recently seen in Germany, where a company called Amtopus has been making groundbreaking containers and other packaging solutions from compostable raw materials such as fruits.

November 13, 2017 02:56 PM

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Kodak Raises the Bar with New Professional 3D Printer - Special Discounted Price

The word is out that Kodak has entered the 3D printing market. With its announcement of a new dual-extruder, fully enclosed printer and wide line of premium filaments, the company seeks to bring...

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by Clare Scott at November 13, 2017 02:07 PM


Designing for production parts

David Tucker, VP HP Vertical Market Development 3d printing 

David Tucker, VP HP Vertical Market Development 3d printing

How do we get to tomorrow,...

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by Marney Stapley at November 13, 2017 02:00 PM


NXT Factory completes beam delivery system for NXF1 Quantum Laser Sintering 3D printer

NXT Factory, the 3D printing company behind Quantum Laser Sintering (QLS), has completed the development of a beam delivery system that converts a single laser into several million micro lasers without power degradation. It will use the technology in its forthcoming NXF1 QLS 3D printer.

November 13, 2017 12:55 PM


Design of the Week: 3D Printed Models of London

A highly detailed 3D printed model of London can be yours

A highly detailed 3D printed model of London can be yours

This week’s selection is the...

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by General Fabb at November 13, 2017 10:00 AM


Vietnamese Firm Bkav claims to have beaten iPhone X's Face ID using a $150 3D printed mask

3D printing has been used to bypass Apple’s new Face ID security system on the iPhone X. Vietnamese security firm Bkav made a 3D printed mask with silicone features in order to trick Face ID into unlocking an iPhone.

November 13, 2017 09:33 AM

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Mimaki Takes on Material Jetting with 10-Million-Color 3D Printer

The world of full-color 3D printing is an interesting place, with technologies often trading off functionality for aesthetics in order to bring more photorealism to the objects produced. Among those technologies, material jetting—in particular, PolyJet from Stratasys—has stood out for its ability to create a wider range of colors and other material properties, such as translucency and flexibility or stiffness, compared with other forms of 3D printing. Mimaki’s first 3D pr...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at November 13, 2017 08:54 AM

XYZprinting Dives into Industrial 3D Printing with New Printers and Partnerships

XYZprinting, subsidiary of contract manufacturer New Kinpo Group, has had an interesting story since it entered the 3D printing space in 2014. With the launch of the first da Vinci 3D printer, the company began to tackle the desktop 3D printing space. Now, ahead of formnext, it is performing a full-on attack of the industrial space, announcing two new industrial machines, several digital light processing (DLP) machines and a series of partnerships meant to establish XYZprinting as a formidable ...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at November 13, 2017 07:47 AM

November 12, 2017

CNC Cookbook

Fusion 360 Feeds & Speeds Made Easy with G-Wizard

I had a customer ask recently if I would walk him through the workflow needed to use G-Wizard Calculator alongside CAM software, especially Fusion 360 which is the package they use. I’ll use Fusion 360 to illustrate the examples, but most CAM Software approaches Feeds and Speeds the same way, so can use the same […]

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by cncdivi at November 12, 2017 11:52 PM

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Singapore's Offshore and Marine Sector Boosts Global Edge with 3D Printing

Singapore has always been friendly to new technologies, and now they are going all out when it comes to embracing advanced manufacturing technology. This week, a quadripartite Memorandum of...

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by Hannah Rose Mendoza at November 12, 2017 04:42 PM


4 Fun DIY 3D Printing Projects - portable rail-gun, duplicate keys, aquatic car tires, customized doors

Here’s another round-up of some fun DIY projects that have been shared around the hobbyist 3D printing world recently, hopefully giving you inspiration to get involved yourself, or at least providing some comfort in these turbulent times as summer curdles into the sour light of autumn.

November 12, 2017 04:35 PM


3D Hubs and colorFabb Call It Done

Changes between colorFabb and 3D Hubs

Changes between colorFabb and 3D Hubs

The romance between 3D Hubs and colorFabb seems to...

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by General Fabb at November 12, 2017 10:00 AM

November 11, 2017

3D Print.com

R&D Tax Aspects of 3D Printed Fasteners

Fasteners are literally what hold the world together. A fastener is essentially any hardware that holds two objects together, such as bolts, nuts, screws, and anchors. Fasteners are found in...

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by Charles Goulding at November 11, 2017 07:18 PM


Gabrielle Keaton, Miss Multiverse Australia to wear 3D printed dress to world finals

3D printed fashion has officially soared to national heights: fans of the Miss Multiverse Beauty Pageant and Modelling Competition will get to glimpse the first ever 3D printed national costume on Australian finalist Gabrielle Keaton this November.

November 11, 2017 05:33 PM

CNC Cookbook

A Sincere Thank You to All Who Have Served

WWI Soldier 3D Printed in 3 Parts on a Form 1 3D Printer… Please join us in offering our sincere thanks to all who have served as we commemorate them on this Veteran’s Day, 2017.

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by Bob Warfield at November 11, 2017 03:30 PM


The ProtoPro Air Scrubber Solution

An apparently more effective air filtration system for 3D printers

An apparently more effective air filtration system for 3D printers

We’re looking at a...

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by General Fabb at November 11, 2017 10:00 AM

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XJet Releases New Metal and Ceramic 3D Printers

After showcasing its NanoParticle Jetting (NPJ) live at RAPID 2016, XJet is now unveiling the technology as part of the firm’s first product line, which will be on display at formnext in Frankfurt, Germany. A metal 3D-printed part made by NPJ. NPJ is capable of producing interlocking, moving parts such as this in one print job. (Image courtesy of XJet.) NPJ works by deposits of nanoparticle metal or ceramic ink from piezoelectric printheads onto a substrate. The heated build chamber ...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at November 11, 2017 06:21 AM

November 10, 2017

3D Print.com

3D Printing News Briefs: November 10, 2017

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Sketchfab has reached an important milestone, and Johnson & Johnson is opening a new technology innovation center in Texas. LPW has formed a...

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by Sarah Saunders at November 10, 2017 09:29 PM

Toy Maker: 3D Print Toys at Home with New App from AstroPrint

Think back to when you were a kid, dreaming about a variety of toys. It was a long waiting game for most of us, as we had to hope for some good stuff on birthdays or at Christmas, all the while...

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by Bridget Butler Millsaps at November 10, 2017 08:12 PM


Scientists develop a 3D printable fiber for clothes that can cool you down

As global temperatures continue to rise, air conditioning becomes much more than a luxury; for many, it’s essential to everyday wellbeing. Yet in addition to its often prohibitive cost, air conditioning remains a key purveyor of greenhouse gas emissions

November 10, 2017 07:36 PM

3D Print.com

MakeX Introduces Its First FDM 3D Printer, the MIGO

When a company launches a new product on Kickstarter, it’s a good sign if that company has already run successful campaigns before, especially if they’re for similar products. Chinese...

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by Clare Scott at November 10, 2017 07:07 PM