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January 17, 2019

3Ders

Carbon and Ford partner to 3D print durable, end-use parts

Silicon Valley-based digital manufacturing company Carbon is set to partner with Ford in providing 3D printed polymer parts.

January 17, 2019 01:34 PM

TAHOE Boats builds first hull with Thermwood 3D printed tooling

TAHOE Boats, part of White River Marine Group, the marine manufacturing arm of Bass Pro Shops, has announced its new and revolutionary T16 boat design engineered with families in mind.

January 17, 2019 01:06 PM

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Autodesk Fusion 360 Gets A Facelift!

New interfaces for Autodesk Fusion 360 [Source: SolidSmack]

New interfaces for Autodesk Fusion 360 [Source: SolidSmack]

Autodesk Fusion 360 is bringing in...

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by SolidSmack.com at January 17, 2019 11:18 AM

3Ders

Deloitte: 5G nets, 3D printing and smart speakers among top 2019 opportunities

The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has reveals its latest digital trends for 2019 in its annual UK technology, media and telecoms (TMT) report.

January 17, 2019 10:48 AM

3D Print.com

Interview with Aintzane Arbide of IAM 3D Hub Barcelona

We’re very interested in seeing if hubs can bring about the future of 3D printing in a communal way. We’re far from alone in that front however cities such as Singapore and Dubai are...

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by Joris Peels at January 17, 2019 07:53 AM

Create O&P Co-Founder Jeff Erenstone Resigning to Bring More 3D Printed Prosthetics to Developing Countries

3D printing orthotic and prosthetic manufacturer Create O&P, based in New York, is responsible for creating the first medical-grade 3D printed arm for a survivor of the Haiti earthquake. Soon...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 17, 2019 07:30 AM

India: Scientists Explore the Miracle—and Toxicity—of Graphene in 3D Printing and Biomedical Applications

While hardware, software, and a variety of design mechanisms are critical to 3D printing, materials science lies at the heart of this progressive technology which continues to infiltrate the...

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by Bridget Butler O'Neal at January 17, 2019 06:20 AM

Print Your City Initiative is 3D Printing Furniture Out of Plastic Waste for Public Spaces in Greece

At this very minute, I am eating a salad I made for lunch, which is inside a plastic dish that used to hold Chinese food. My husband and I often reuse takeout containers in this way (perhaps we eat...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 17, 2019 05:15 AM

January 16, 2019

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Relativity Space’s Bryce Salmi talks 3D printed rockets [Source: YouTube]

Relativity Space’s Bryce Salmi talks 3D printed rockets [Source: YouTube]

A new video...

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by General Fabb at January 16, 2019 08:47 PM

3Ders

Worlds longest 3D printed concrete pedestrian bridge opens in Shanghai

One of the biggest (pun totally intended) trends occurring in 3D printing right now is printing bridges. We just covered the opening of China&aposs first 3D-printed footbridge in Shanghai, but another record-setting 3D-printed concrete pedestrian bridge

January 16, 2019 08:23 PM

Unlimited Tomorrow displays incredible AI-equipped 3D printed prosthetic arm at CES

In March of 2013, I interviewed Easton LaChappelle about his first foray into 3D printed prosthetics; his original prototype employed a Nintendo Power Glove.

January 16, 2019 07:53 PM

Europes first concrete 3D printing facility opens in Eindhoven, Netherlands

3D printing with concrete is all the rage right now amongst the big wigs in the construction industry, and Europe is jumping on that enthusiasm with the opening of its first industrial concrete 3D printing facility, which is in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

January 16, 2019 07:44 PM

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Hyperloop concept [Source: Wikipedia]

This week’s question is a bit unusual.

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by General Fabb at January 16, 2019 06:34 PM

3D Print.com

GE News: Subsidiary AP&C Purchased New Land, GE Aviation Helping Airbus 3D Print Parts for RACER Aircraft

GE Additive‘s Canadian subsidiary, Advanced Powders & Coatings (AP&C), which produces and distributes metal powders for 3D printing, has been operating out of the Innopark Albatros...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 16, 2019 05:03 PM

Ponoko

Designing And Building A Robot

Introduction To Robotics And Robot Making

The Terminator. R2-D2. BB-8. Megatron. WALL-E. For years, robots, automatons or otherwise synthetic assistants have been part of our popular culture. While they’ve mostly been restricted to the silver screen, thanks to increasingly affordable and powerful electronics throughout the last couple decades, building a robot has never been easier.

Although robotics is more accessible than ever (such as the MeArm illustrated above that you can build with nothing but a screwdriver and enthusiasm),

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by Melissa Felderman at January 16, 2019 05:00 PM

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Carbon 3D printers installed at Ford’s Advanced Manufacturing Center [Image: Ford Motor Company]

Carbon 3D printers installed at Ford’s Advanced Manufacturing Center [Image: Ford Motor Company]

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by Sarah Goehrke at January 16, 2019 04:29 PM

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FELIXprinters Announces The Pro 3

The new Pro 3 3D printer [Source: FELIXprinters]

The new Pro 3 3D printer [Source: FELIXprinters]

FELIXprinters announced their latest...

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by General Fabb at January 16, 2019 02:44 PM

Jeremy Cook

Harbor Freight Storage Case Enhancement with Labels and 3D-Printing

If you need a divided plastic case for small parts, those sold by Harbor freight are a really good option. On the other hand, they don’t sell the small subdivides inside by themselves as far as I know. If you need even smaller dividers, then you’re out of luck… or were out of luck.

In this video, I outline how to print new storage containers, as well as labeling and organization using this handy tool [Amazon affiliate]. The new dividers are designed by Tinic Uro, and can be found on Thingiverse here. You might also want to check out my previous video posted below about a very easy way to make shelves for these cases, rather than stacking them on top of each other:

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by Jeremy Cook at January 16, 2019 02:07 PM

3Ders

Shunji Yamanaka brings READY TO CRAWL 3D printed bio-inspired robots to London's Japan House

"Prototyping in Tokyo: Illustrating design-led innovation" is the latest exhibition coming to Japan House London in January 2019. The exhibition will showcase the innovative 3D printed designs created by professor Shunji Yamanaka, who leads the Yamanaka Laboratory at the University of Tokyo.

January 16, 2019 12:44 PM

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3Ders

gCreate releases redesigned and larger gMax 2 3D printer

Brooklyn-based 3D printer company gCreate announced that they have launched their much anticipated gMax 2 3D Printer on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019.

January 16, 2019 10:14 AM

3D Print.com

Demystifying STEM with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids

Let’s face it: sometimes, getting kids into STEM is hard. You can preach the gospel of science, technology, engineering, and math all day long, you can try to catch their attention with all sorts of...

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by Team Solidworks at January 16, 2019 08:00 AM

Researchers Investigate Tensile Properties of 3D Printed PLA Specimens: Is 80% Infill Best?

Plastic is still one of the most popular, least expensive 3D printing materials, and polylactic acid, better known as PLA, is at the top of the bunch, due to its high strength, biocompatibility, and...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 16, 2019 07:15 AM

Austrian Vocational School Using Sintratec’s SLS 3D Printing for Classroom Projects and Spare Parts

The Higher Technical Federal Teaching and Research Institute Dornbirn (HTL Dornbirn), or Höhere Technische Bundeslehr- und Versuchsanstalt Dornbirn in its native Austrian, is a vocational school for...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 16, 2019 07:00 AM

Additive Orthopaedics Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Locking Lattice Plates

Additive Orthopaedics, LLC, headquartered in Little Silver, New Jersey continues to integrate biologics into their processes for patient-specific products for the foot and ankle. Their most recent...

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by Bridget Butler O'Neal at January 16, 2019 06:59 AM

The New gMax 2 3D Printer From gCreate Has Been Redesigned and is Even Bigger

Brooklyn 3D printing company gCreate has a several-year history of building super-sized desktop 3D printers, starting with its gMax 1.5 and gMax 1.5 XT in 2014. The gMax 1.5+ and gMax 1.5 XT+ 3D...

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by Clare Scott at January 16, 2019 06:21 AM

World’s First House 3D Printing Factory Opens In Eindhoven Netherlands

The jockeying for position in the 3D printed building world intensifies. A consortium of European companies has started the first house 3D printing factory, in Eindhoven. From a few isolated startups...

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by Joris Peels at January 16, 2019 06:11 AM

Fortify Raises $2.5 Million in Seed Funding and Introduces Fluxprint Technology

Boston-based startup Fortify is an exciting company offering a new Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM) technology called Fluxprint. Fluxprint combines Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology with...

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by Clare Scott at January 16, 2019 06:01 AM

January 15, 2019

Fabbaloo

S-Squared's Large Construction 3D Printer

ARCS - a new construction 3D printer [Source: S-Squared]

ARCS - a new construction 3D printer [Source: S-Squared]

Today we’re looking at yet another...

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by General Fabb at January 15, 2019 08:39 PM

3Ders

Fortify raises $2.5M to develop DLP 3D printing platform and strongest resin

Fortify, a Boston-based additive manufacturing company specialized in composite material systems

January 15, 2019 08:16 PM

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The 3D Printing Startup Within A Major Company

Gillette Razor Maker handles being 3D printed on a Form 2 [Image: Formlabs]

Gillette Razor Maker handles being 3D printed on a Form 2 [Image: Formlabs]

As additive...

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by Sarah Goehrke at January 15, 2019 06:33 PM

3D Print.com

Plant-Derived Photoinitiator Free Resins as Alternatives to Petroleum-Based Photopolymers

In a paper entitled “Photoinitiator Free Resins Composed of Plant-Derived Monomers for the Optical µ-3D Printing of Thermosets,” a group of researchers discusses their investigation...

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by Clare Scott at January 15, 2019 06:01 PM

3Ders

China reveals plans to 3D print houses on the Moon surface

China wants to be the first country to establish a base on the moon and will be using 3D printing technology to build facilities

January 15, 2019 05:41 PM

Milling Around

5 Things You Didn’t Know Were Machined

Many items you use every day are machined, and you probably have quite a few of each. Think the zippers on your coat and pants, the soles on your shoes, and even LEGO! Now, these things ...

by John Saunders at January 15, 2019 05:13 PM

3D Print.com

Researchers Test PLA CaC03 Composite Materials to Make 3D Printed Splints

In a paper entitled “Novel PLA-CaCO3 Composites in Additive Manufacturing of Upper Limb Casts and Orthotics—A Feasibility Study,” a group of researchers looks at 3D printing to...

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by Clare Scott at January 15, 2019 04:24 PM

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UCSD: 3D printed implant fuels nerve growth and helps heal spinal cord injuries

People with severe spinal cord injuries have been offered fresh hope by scientists who have successfully treated rats with the same condition using state of the art 3D technology.

January 15, 2019 02:38 PM

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[Image: Morphi via YouTube]

Morphi has launched the first of several updates for 2019,...

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by Sarah Goehrke at January 15, 2019 02:31 PM

3Ders

FELIXprinters introduces Pro 3 desktop 3D printer for industrial applications

FELIXprinters has recently expanded its extensive 3D printer portfolio with the launch of the FELIX Pro 3 system.

January 15, 2019 02:10 PM

Ayúdame3D provides free 3D printed prosthetics to people around the world

Sometimes markets get oversaturated with entrants to the point that none of them can sustain themselves. Prosthetics is not one of those markets.

January 15, 2019 11:53 AM

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Book of the Week: The Existential Pleasures of Engineering

Existentialism and Engineering? Do the two mix? [Source: Amazon]

Existentialism and Engineering? Do the two mix? [Source: Amazon]

This week’s selection is...

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by General Fabb at January 15, 2019 11:37 AM

3D Print.com

New Polypropylene Powder with Superior Processing and Part Characteristics for Laser Sintering Process

AM Polymer Research GmbH presents its third series material, a polypropylene powder from the ROLASERIT® family. The developed ROLASERIT® PP01OF1 thus makes this important standard plastic available...

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by Andreas Wegner at January 15, 2019 08:05 AM

When Should 3D Printing Be Used in Sand Casting?

Sand casting is a technology with a long history, but it’s being reinvented by additive manufacturing. 3D printed sand molds allow for highly geometrically complex castings, and in a paper...

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by Clare Scott at January 15, 2019 08:00 AM

FELIXprinters Introduces New Industrial 3D Printer, the Pro 3

The mission of Dutch 3D printer manufacturer FELIXprinters is to create fit for purpose, upgradeable 3D printers. This summer, the company announced a repositioning to meet the changing needs of its...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 15, 2019 07:08 AM

PrintLab Partnering with CraftBot to Deliver Educational 3D Printing Solutions Around the World

UK 3D printing curriculum developer and global distributor PrintLab was founded in 2016 with a mission to support the growth of 3D printing in education by building an educational ecosystem of...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 15, 2019 07:07 AM

3D Printed Exobiology Shoe Collection is Inspired by Nature and Custom Made

Ica and Kostika’s new 3D printed shoe collection doesn’t exactly look comfortable. Gorgeous, yes, and unique, but the word wearable doesn’t exactly spring to mind. The shoes’...

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by Clare Scott at January 15, 2019 07:00 AM

January 14, 2019

3D Print.com

University of Michigan Researchers Develop New Ultrafast 3D Printing Technique: Two-Color Irradiation

University of Michigan researchers have developed a new vat polymerization 3D printing technique that produces objects at up to 100 times faster than current 3D printing techniques, as detailed in a...

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by Clare Scott at January 14, 2019 08:53 PM

3Ders

3D printed bridge opens in Shanghai after being built in 35 days

Last month we covered Shanghai Machinery Construction Group’s gigantic 3D printer printing the world’s largest plastic 3D print in the form of a pedestrian bridge.

January 14, 2019 08:22 PM

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100X Faster 3D Printing Concept Opens Door To Harder Resin Prints

A new process for 3D printing in resin [Source: UMich]

A new process for 3D printing in resin [Source: UMich]

Researchers at the University of Michigan...

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by General Fabb at January 14, 2019 08:19 PM

Ponoko

Online Laser Cutting Trends

Online Laser Cutting Trend Report – Q4 2018

This quarterly report is for customers, suppliers
and digital manufacturing industry trends analysts to learn more about online
laser cutting.

It’s the only report of its kind, with real world data from Ponoko, an online laser cutting pioneer visited by 1,000,000 people per year.

This is our fourth report for 2018, so let’s see
what’s changed:

Laser Technique

Most Used Laser Technique

Both types of engraving were more popular than last quarter,

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by Derek Elley at January 14, 2019 07:39 PM

3D Print.com

Interview with Dynamism and Desktop Metal on the Ultimaker S5 and DM Studio System

Dynamism has been a retailer of 3D printing technology for over two decades, and the company always does well at keeping up with the latest, most talked-about 3D printers. Currently, one of its...

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by Clare Scott at January 14, 2019 07:27 PM

Students Create Buoyancy Compensation Device and 3D Printed Prosthetic Flipper for Sea Turtle

A group of student researchers from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts wrote a paper, titled “Design of a Buoyancy Compensation Device and Prosthetic Flipper for a Green...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 14, 2019 07:26 PM

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The Strength of High-Temperature 3D Printing

3D printed PEEK parts [Image: Vision Miner]

3D printed PEEK parts [Image: Vision Miner]

Navigating the learning curve of high-temperature 3D...

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by Sarah Goehrke at January 14, 2019 06:13 PM

Fusion 360 Increasingly Acknowledges 3D Printing

Autodesk has reoriented Fusion 360 for 3D printing [Source: Autodesk]

Autodesk has reoriented Fusion 360 for 3D printing [Source: Autodesk]

In the latest Autodesk...

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by General Fabb at January 14, 2019 02:47 PM

3Ders

Tekna invests €5M in metal powder production for additive manufacturing in France

Canada-based firm Tekna recently announces that it has made a €5M investment for the production of spherical powders intended for additive manufacturing at its new industrial site in Mâcon, France and shipped the first batches of spherical powders to its clients in November 2018.

January 14, 2019 12:44 PM

University of Michigan light-based 3D printer is 100 times faster than normal

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a new approach which can 3D print lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes.

January 14, 2019 11:56 AM

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David’s Cranium [Source: MyMiniFactory]

David’s Cranium [Source: MyMiniFactory]

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by General Fabb at January 14, 2019 11:41 AM

3D Print.com

Interview with Phil Schultz Executive Vice President Operations 3D Systems

Phil Schultz is the Executive Vice President, Operations, 3D Systems. Phil spent 25 years at HP rising to become GM and VP of their Imaging & Printing group. Then he initiated and created...

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by Joris Peels at January 14, 2019 10:15 AM

Interview with Leo Liang and Go Say Tiam of Siemens PLM Software: Our joint efforts with SHINING 3D to promote popularization of 3D digital design and manufacturing

SHINING 3D was honored to have the leading industry media 3D2013.com to interview Leo Liang, Go Say Tiam of Siemens PLM Software and Li Tao of SHINING 3D in Hangzhou, to talk about the partnership...

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by Joris Peels at January 14, 2019 09:38 AM

3Ders

The VIBA Jane is a 3D printed variant of the Honda Monkey

The Honda Monkey is a commuter motorcycle that’s a reimagining of the minibike Z series that was popular in the ’70s;

January 14, 2019 09:07 AM

3D Print.com

Testing a New Type of Functional Custom 3D Printed Prosthetic Finger

With all of the advances being made in the development of prosthetic devices, there is still a lack of affordable, customizable, functional finger prosthetics. In a paper entitled “Development...

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by Clare Scott at January 14, 2019 08:32 AM

2019 Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit Features Speakers From Across Industries

At the start of 2018, 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Markets Publishing hosted the first annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit. Attendees gathered to learn more about 3D printing in the...

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by Clare Scott at January 14, 2019 08:30 AM

January 13, 2019

Terry Wohlers

Additive Manufacturing in 2019

In recent months and years, the additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry has been anything but dull, with stirring news nearly every week. Last week, for example, footwear product company Dr. Scholl’s announced a partnership with Wiivv to produce custom insoles by AM. I own a pair of the Wiivv-branded custom insoles (see the left image in the following) and wrote about them here.

The next 12 months will offer a wide range of interesting, even exciting, developments in AM. We will see companies of all types bridge the chasm from stand-alone AM systems to developing end-to-end solutions for final part production. A few companies have made a lot of progress, but most others are in the early phase. One challenge is to organize many systems at multiple sites. This means managing capacity, sending the right jobs to the correct facilities, and tracking progress. It’s one thing to do it for prototypes, but it is dramatically more difficult to conform to manufacturing quality standards and procedures.

Methods of post-processing will further develop this year. Post-processing involves support material removal, clearing access material from holes and cavities, surface finishing, coloring, coating, texturing, and inspection. Metal parts may also require stress relief, hot isostatic pressing, CNC machining, additional heat treatment, and polishing. Automating some or most of these steps will contribute greatly toward justifying the cost of using AM for production volumes. Post-processing is an area in which each company is developing what it believes to be distinct know-how and IP—and keeping it to themselves—yet much of the work is similar from one company to the next.

Materialise founder and CEO Fried Vancraen said recently that 2019 will be a year of incremental steps and a continuation of a slow revolution. He also stated that applications, not technology, will drive the AM industry in the form of investment. I could not agree more with his views. The year may not bring anything that is completely game-changing. Yet, the collective effort of thousands of organizations worldwide will help to bring AM closer to maturity for production applications, such as the custom insoles from Dr. Scholl’s and Wiivv.

by Terry Wohlers at January 13, 2019 08:23 PM

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Our New Year’s Resolution: Be An Even Better 3D Printing Resource

[Image: Shutterstock]

[Image: Shutterstock]

We’re ringing in 2019 the best way we can: paying attention to you, our...

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by Sarah Goehrke at January 13, 2019 04:11 PM

3D Print.com

CES 2019: SHINING 3D Showcased Latest 3D Printing, Scanning, and Digitizing Solutions

CES 2019 came to a close on Friday in Las Vegas, and from all of the announcements we’ve heard recently, the show floor was a pretty impressive place to be last week. Top Chinese 3D printing...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 13, 2019 10:29 AM

January 12, 2019

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Jeremy Cook

Ultimate Rotary Input with I2C Encoder

While you can control your volume with onscreen clicks or even keyboard shortcuts, it’s hard to beat a physical knob. This project expands on the previous version, as an input device with three buttons (including the one built into the rotary input itself). I’ve also been able to use it with a “snake” game, so be sure to check it out in the video!

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by Jeremy Cook at January 12, 2019 12:59 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printing and the Law Interview with Rania Sedhom

The law and 3D printing is a very exciting emerging area of interest for many. What exactly happens with to 3D printed products and liability or IP? Most people in 3D printing don’t want...

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by Joris Peels at January 12, 2019 09:28 AM

January 11, 2019

3D Print.com

Researcher and 3D Printing Enthusiast Authors Chapter in New Book on 3D Printing in Education

Dr. James Novak, a postdoctoral researcher, industrial designer, and self-professed 3D printing geek, started a blog called edditive back in 2014 as a way to document his 3D printing projects. He...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 11, 2019 09:46 PM

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The new Slash 2 high speed resin 3D printer [Source: Uniz]

The new Slash 2 high speed resin 3D printer [Source: Uniz]

San Diego-based Uniz announced two...

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by General Fabb at January 11, 2019 08:44 PM

3D Print.com

Aries-L Patient Specific 3D Printed Spinal Device Implanted for the First Time

On Tuesday, January 8th, Dr. Samuel Joseph, Jr. and Dr. Andrew Moulton of Joseph Spine became the first in the world to implant the 3D printed titanium Aries-L interbody fusion device from Osseus...

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by Clare Scott at January 11, 2019 07:44 PM

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Kwambio debuts Ceramo Zero Max and Ceramo Two ceramic 3D printers at CES

New York based startup Kwambio is exhibiting at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas the second year in a row.

January 11, 2019 07:42 PM

US Army engineers 3D print a reinforced concrete footbridge at Camp Pendleton

Researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), led by mechanical engineer Megan Kreiger, recently 3D printed a 32-ft-long reinforced concrete footbridge at Camp Pendleton in Southern California.

January 11, 2019 06:57 PM

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Few Ways To 3D Print In Full Color

Magnificent full color 3D prints by Stratasys [Source: Fabbaloo]

Magnificent full color 3D prints by Stratasys [Source: Fabbaloo]

Color 3D printing is a bit of a...

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by General Fabb at January 11, 2019 06:49 PM

3D Print.com

Kwambio Debuts Two New Ceramic 3D Printing Systems at CES 2019

At last year’s CES, New York City startup Kwambio introduced its new, high precision Ceramo One, the first industrial 3D printer in the world for ceramic materials. This week at CES 2019 in Las...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 11, 2019 06:35 PM

Open Bionics Receives Funding from Williams and Others

Many organizations have arisen for the purpose of 3D printing prosthetic devices, but one of the most advanced of them is Open Bionics, a UK company that creates not just simple 3D printed...

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by Clare Scott at January 11, 2019 05:07 PM

3Ders

3D printed sponge could absorb excess chemotherapy drugs and minimize side effects

A 3D printed “sponge” could absorb excess drugs from entering the bloodstream of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, reducing the side effects of treatment while also allowing for higher dosages to combat more resistant tumors.

January 11, 2019 04:40 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printed Bridge Was a Labor of Love for Army Engineer

At Camp Pendleton in Southern California, mechanical engineer Megan Kreiger with the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center spent some time recently working with a team on a project that...

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by Clare Scott at January 11, 2019 04:03 PM

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#CESGenderBias and Why We Need to Pay Attention

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This isn’t a feel good story (but it should be).

Eight patents pending, including five developed with a...

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by Sarah Goehrke at January 11, 2019 04:01 PM

3Ders

Open Bionics raises £4.6m for 3D printed super hero bionic arms for children

Open Bionics, a UK-based developer of low-cost 3D printed prosthetic hands, has raised £4.66m from investors including Formula 1 team Williams.

January 11, 2019 12:42 PM

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A metal part 3D printed with Metal Jet technology from HP. (Image courtesy of HP.)

A metal part 3D printed with Metal Jet technology from HP. (Image courtesy of HP.)

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by ENGINEERING.com at January 11, 2019 11:29 AM

3D Print.com

nScrypt Delivers 1 Meter Factory in a Tool to the US Army

Precision Micro-Dispensing and 3D printing manufacturer, nScrypt, based in Orlando, FL, whose bioprinter will travel to the International Space Station in 2019, has delivered a 3Dn-1000...

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by Joris Peels at January 11, 2019 11:05 AM

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Renishaw Using Metal 3D Printing to Create Custom Styli for Manufacturers

This past summer, Renishaw introduced a 3D printed version, made with its metal laser powder bed fusion technology, to its range of available styli. Now in the new year, the company is launching even...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 11, 2019 08:10 AM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

Where Do 3D Printing Plastics Come from?

“I shall say one word to you, just one word. Are you listening? Plastics.” – The Graduate, 1967 Naturally occurring organic plastics have been a part of human culture for thousands of years, including rubbers, as well as egg, milk and blood proteins. It wasn’t until the mid-19th century, however, that synthetic plastics first made an appearance in the history of our species. By the mid-20th century, developments in chemical technologies resulted in an explosion of new pl...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at January 11, 2019 08:06 AM

Where Do 3D Printing Metals Come from?

With an understanding that something doesn’t just come from nothing, we explored the base materials used for the creation of plastics used in the 3D printing industry. Similarly, the metals that make up 3D printing don’t appear out of thin air. Instead, they are physical resources on a finite planet. While all metals are limited in supply, some are far rarer and their use will ultimately result in supply issues.  We’ve already covered how metal 3D printing materials are p...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at January 11, 2019 01:07 AM

January 10, 2019

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US Army Learning About and Using 3D Printing to Improve Military Readiness

The US Army has long been putting 3D printing to good use. In an article published in the latest edition of Army AL&T Magazine, senior editor Steve Stark takes a deep dive into just how this...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 10, 2019 09:21 PM

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Mark One's Unusual Carbon Fiber Approach

The Mark One MK333 professional 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

The Mark One MK333 professional 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

Mark One has an interesting method...

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by General Fabb at January 10, 2019 08:51 PM

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3D Printing Used to Create Holographic Color Prints for Enhanced Security

Researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) are constantly coming up with new discoveries and 3D printing applications, from 3D printed light shows to biocompatible...

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by Clare Scott at January 10, 2019 07:41 PM

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200 million years old sea monster skull reproduced with 3D printing

The mysteries hidden within a prehistoric marine reptile skull have been revealed using CT scanning and 3D printing technologies. The large skull belonged to an ichthyosaur, a dinosaur that roamed the oceans some 200 million years ago.

January 10, 2019 07:02 PM

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Study Examines Silver Nanoparticles as an Anti-Microbial Addition to 3D Printing Filaments for the Food Industry

In a thesis entitled “A Study of 3D Printed Silver-Polymer Composite Structures,” University of New Orleans student Cynthiya Shrestha discusses a material that has been seldom studied in...

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by Clare Scott at January 10, 2019 06:49 PM

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A Look Ahead in 3D Printing with Gartner’s Pete Basiliere

Source: Gartner (December 2018)

Source: Gartner (December 2018)

We caught up with Pete Basiliere, Research Vice President,...

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by Sarah Goehrke at January 10, 2019 06:44 PM

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3D Printing Facility for Implants to be Established at Hospital for Special Surgery

3D printed implants have done wonders for many people with orthopedic conditions. In the past, “one size fits all” type implants often caused complications that required patients to have...

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by Clare Scott at January 10, 2019 05:05 PM

Researchers Improve Femtosecond Selective Chemical Etching

In a paper entitled “Polarization-insensitive space-selective etching in fused silica induced by picosecond laser irradiation,” a group of researchers discusses space selective chemical...

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by Clare Scott at January 10, 2019 04:38 PM

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The Critical Importance of Software In 3D Printable Design

A shoe incorporating a 3D printed lattice-style midsole [Source: Fabbaloo]

A shoe incorporating a 3D printed lattice-style midsole [Source: Fabbaloo]

3D printing...

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by General Fabb at January 10, 2019 04:28 PM

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SUTD researchers use 3D printed nanostructures to create anti-counterfeiting device

Anti-counterfeiting products are essential for protecting products and documents. The most popular anti-counterfeiting products are based on holograms

January 10, 2019 03:31 PM

Fabbaloo

What's Up With Photocentric?

The enormous LC Maximus resin 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

The enormous LC Maximus resin 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

We recently spoke with Photocentric...

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by General Fabb at January 10, 2019 02:34 PM

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UNIZ new SLASH 2 SLA 3D printer offers build speed of 1200 mm/hr

San Diego based UNIZ Technology unveiled the newest of its line of fast, high precision 3D printers — The SLASH 2 and SLASH 2J at the CES 2019 conference. The SLASH 2 series stereolithography 3D printers

January 10, 2019 01:20 PM

IDC forecasts worldwide spending on 3D printing to reach $13.8bn in 2019

The IDC (International Data Corporation) recently forecasted that the global 3D printing industry (hardware, materials, services, and software) will reach $13.8 billion in 2019

January 10, 2019 12:24 PM

SHINING 3D showcases latest 3D scanning and 3D printing solutions at CES 2019

SHINING 3D, a China-based firm that specializes in 3D digitizing and 3D printing technologies, is at CES 2019 showcasing their latest EinScan® Pro 2X series of multi-functional handheld 3D scanners.

January 10, 2019 12:02 PM

Fabbaloo

Cerambot is An Affordable Ceramic 3D Printer

The Cerambot [Source: SolidSmack]

The Cerambot [Source: SolidSmack]

We talk a lot about 3D printers, but most use plastic or resin...

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by SolidSmack.com at January 10, 2019 11:27 AM

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Massachusetts Researchers Develop In-Line Rheometer for FDM 3D Printing

Rheology is the study of the flow of matter, and the flow rate of 3D printing materials is fairly important when it comes to the final print. According to a pair of researchers from Massachusetts,...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 10, 2019 08:47 AM

Crispin Orthotics Purchases HP 4200 from Europac 3D for 3D Printing Orthotic Devices

In 2016, 3D printing, scanning, and inspection business Europac 3D, headquartered in the UK, was named a UK Channel Partner for HP, which means that it’s responsible for the sales and servicing...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 10, 2019 08:34 AM

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Nine Nifty Products You Can Make With Colored Plywood

The USA Catalog Expands With Blue, Coral Pink And Plum Colored Plywood

Traditionally, when laser cutting wood, the only color options were the natural tones associated with each wood variety. If you wanted something else, hand finishing was required—until now. With the introduction of blue, coral pink and plum colored plywood to the USA materials catalog lineup, there’s a whole new world of product possibilities that you can either sell for profit or use to build your brand.

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by Lisa Horn at January 10, 2019 04:20 AM

Crushin’ On Copper

New Brushed Copper On Black Acrylic Makes Its Debut In NZ Catalog

From red carpets and magazine spreads to home interiors and oh-so-likeable Instagram posts, copper has been the it color for the last several seasons. You’ll see it being integrated into wedding decorations, signage at boutique hotels and trendy bars and restaurants, jewelry being sold on Etsy—and much, much more.

Now you can bring the copper trend to your latest laser
cutter projects with the debut of brushed copper on black acrylic in the NZ catalog.

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by Lisa Horn at January 10, 2019 12:56 AM

January 09, 2019

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Betatype Reducing Build Time and Cost for Manufacturing 3D Printed Orthopaedic Implants

Founded in 2012, London-based Betatype works to increase the productivity and efficiency of metal 3D printing, so that it can be used as a viable production technology. The company has worked with...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 09, 2019 09:45 PM

Voestalpine Focuses on Expanding Additive Manufacturing Business Particularly in Asia

Austrian company voestalpine is a leading technology and capital goods group with expertise in materials and processing. It offers products and system solutions using steel and other metals, and acts...

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by Clare Scott at January 09, 2019 09:40 PM

More Testing Shows that 3D Printer Emissions are Still Problematic

3D printing, for all of its multitudes of benefits, also comes with some risks, which include the emission of ultrafine particles and gaseous pollutants. In a paper entitled “Characterization...

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by Clare Scott at January 09, 2019 09:30 PM

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Polaroid unveils PlaySmart 3D printer at CES 2019

Polaroid will be releasing their PlaySmart 3D printer on March 1st in the UK and Europe. It was unveiled at CES 2019, printing objects for attendees to examine.

January 09, 2019 08:00 PM

Fabbaloo

A 3D Printed Sponge to Soak Up Chemo Drugs

[Image: UC Berkeley]

[Image: UC Berkeley]

A new 3D printed sponge could help reduce side effects of chemotherapy.

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by Sarah Goehrke at January 09, 2019 06:13 PM

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UL Offers New Additive Manufacturing-Specific Blue Card for Plastics Certification

Safety and compliance company Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has done a lot of work with additive manufacturing, from setting up centers of excellence to researching emissions to offering training...

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by Clare Scott at January 09, 2019 05:15 PM

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The Coming Increase in Specialized 3D Print Firms

Next Offset Solutions, a specialist in certain forms of 3D printing [Source: Next Offset Solutions]

Next Offset Solutions, a specialist in certain forms of 3D printing [Source: Next Offset Solutions]

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by General Fabb at January 09, 2019 04:27 PM

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ASTM, Innovate UK, BSI & MTC to develop international additive manufacturing standards

Global standards organization ASTM International is partnering with Innovate UK, BSI (British Standards Institution) and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) to create technical standards needed by the additive manufacturing industry.

January 09, 2019 04:26 PM

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Applications Being Accepted for the Second Annual STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator

Last year, Stanely Black & Decker and Techstars launched their first Additive Manufacturing Accelerator in which 10 startups were chosen to receive funding and mentorship for the purpose of...

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by Clare Scott at January 09, 2019 04:06 PM

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Betatype 3D metal printing increases orthopaedic implants productivity by 2X

One of the largest business sectors drawn to metal 3D printing is the orthopaedic and implant segment of surgical medicine. Betatype, a London-based additive manufacturing firm

January 09, 2019 03:27 PM

HSS, LimaCorporate to open 3D printing lab for custom orthopedic implants in New York

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the top-ranked orthopedic hospital in the U.S. and Italy-based medical device manufacturer LimaCorporate (Lima) announced the formation of the first provider-based additive manufacturing facility for custom complex implants.

January 09, 2019 03:26 PM

Velo3D partners with Praxair for metal additive manufacturing powder verification

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology provider Velo3D today announced their partnership with Praxair Surface Technologies, a subsidiary of Praxair and a leading producer of high-performance coatings and materials for the aerospace industry.

January 09, 2019 03:23 PM

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Fabbaloo

Using Lignin as a 3D Print Material

3D printing a lignin-based filament material [Source: ORNL]

3D printing a lignin-based filament material [Source: ORNL]

ORNL Researchers have found a way to...

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by General Fabb at January 09, 2019 02:31 PM

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Fabbaloo

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

What Is Project MAESTRO?

Project MAESTRO’s goals. [Image courtesy of Fabbaloo.] The EU is sponsoring an interesting 3D print technology project called “MAESTRO”. The project began in 2016 and is set to complete in 2019, specifically September 30th, so the results are only a few months away. It brings together industry, government and academia to attempt development of a solution for long-term 3D printing technology growth. Specifically they wish to address the issue that current metal 3D pr...

by Fabbaloo at January 09, 2019 09:38 AM

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Nexa3D’s Ultra-Fast NXE400 3D Printing System Making North American Debut at CES 2019

This week at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, production-grade stereolithography 3D printer manufacturer Nexa3D will be displaying its new NXE400 3D printer for the first time in North America. The NXE400 is...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 09, 2019 09:00 AM

For Linde, Additive Manufacturing is a Gas

Additive manufacturing, particularly metal additive manufacturing, involves a lot more than just some powder and a 3D printer. There’s also a lot of gas involved, and that’s what...

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by Clare Scott at January 09, 2019 08:38 AM

January 08, 2019

Fabbaloo

New Partnership Moves Personalized Insoles to the Mainstream

[Image via BusinessWire]

[Image via BusinessWire]

Wiivv has partnered up with foot care leader Dr. Scholl’s.

I...

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by Sarah Goehrke at January 08, 2019 08:28 PM

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Dr. Scholl’s Partners with Wiivv for 3D Printed Custom Insoles

Most people are familiar with Dr. Scholl’s as the go-to brand for insoles. The company has become something of a household name – just as you might ask for a Kleenex regardless of the...

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by Clare Scott at January 08, 2019 07:38 PM

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The Imprinta Hercules Strong 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

The Imprinta Hercules Strong 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

When we last met Imprinta, the...

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by General Fabb at January 08, 2019 06:22 PM

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XYZprinting Showcasing da Vinci Color mini and Three New 3D Printing Materials at CES 2019

Today in Las Vegas, CES 2019 officially kicked off, though the official CES Unveiled media event took place on Sunday at the Mandalay Bay hotel. Taiwan-based 3D printer...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 08, 2019 05:55 PM

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Using sugar as a bed adhesive for 3D printing

Kapton, stick glue, painter’s tape, and Aqua Net hairspray. What do all these things have in common? They’re all used as bed adhesives on FDM (fused deposition modeling) 3D printers. Getting that first layer to adhere to the print bed is critically important

January 08, 2019 05:42 PM

3D Print.com

Exhibition Floor Highlights Multiple Companies at Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit

From January 29th to 31st, the second annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit, hosted by 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Markets Publishing, will take place in Boston, Massachusetts. Like last...

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by Clare Scott at January 08, 2019 04:47 PM

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XYZprinting Expands Its Expansive Portfolio

The da Vinci Color mini 3D printer with full-color prints [Image: XYZprinting]

The da Vinci Color mini 3D printer with full-color prints [Image: XYZprinting]

XYZprinting...

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by Sarah Goehrke at January 08, 2019 04:02 PM

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Dr. Scholl's partners with Wiivv to offer custom 3D printed insoles

112-year old Dr. Scholl&aposs, the category leader in foot care, is partnering with start-up Wiivv to offer fully custom 3D printed insoles.

January 08, 2019 03:10 PM

3D Print.com

Formlabs Showcases New 3D Printing Resins and More at CES 2019

CES 2019 kicks off today, running from January 8th to 11th in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s the biggest technology show of the year, and it covers a broad range of applications in the tech industry,...

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by Clare Scott at January 08, 2019 02:01 PM

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Formlabs Focuses on Workflow at CES 2019

3D printed parts made with Elastic Resin [Image: Formlabs]

3D printed parts made with Elastic Resin [Image: Formlabs]

Formlabs is introducing two new...

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by Sarah Goehrke at January 08, 2019 02:01 PM

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University of Pittsburgh and General Carbide awarded $57K to research 3D printing with tungsten

The Department of Community and Economic Development has awarded a $57,000 grant to the University of Pittsburgh and General Carbide Corporation to investigate effective methods of 3D printing with tungsten carbide powders. Laser sintering technologies that work

January 08, 2019 12:39 PM

Fabbaloo

Book of the Week: The Design of Everyday Things

The Design of Everyday Things [Source: Amazon]

The Design of Everyday Things [Source: Amazon]

This week’s selection is “The Design of...

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by General Fabb at January 08, 2019 11:41 AM

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ActivArmor teams with JOI to offer custom-fit 3D printed casts and splints

ActivArmor, a Colorado based company specializing in custom-fit 3D printed casts and splints is partnering with Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, official Sport Medicine Provider for teams like the Armada, the Blue Wave, JU, the Jaguars, and the Sharks, to bring its novel medical casts and splints to the Jacksonville region.

January 08, 2019 10:16 AM

3D Print.com

Interview with Prosthetist and Orthotist Brent Wright of LifeEnabled on 3D Printing Prosthetics

Amidst the hubble and bubble of optimism, money and growth, there are also people doing good things with 3D printing. Open source prosthetics are one of the most exciting areas of 3D printing. Here...

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by Joris Peels at January 08, 2019 09:00 AM

Autonomous Drone Solutions Provider Apollo Robotics is Latest Techniplas Open Innovation Partner

Wisconsin-based Techniplas, with locations in Switzerland and California, is a global design and manufacturing provider of automotive products and services, and has been doggedly pursuing 3D printing...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 08, 2019 08:36 AM

January 07, 2019

3D Print.com

3D Printing Cell Cultures Using PulMA Hydrogels

Biomimetic hydrogels offer several opportunities in medical applications, according to a group of researchers in a paper entitlted “Polysaccharide hydrogels for multiscale 3D printing of...

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by Clare Scott at January 07, 2019 10:06 PM

Gantri Designers Continue Elevating Style with 3D Printed Lamps

While you may not think that a technology so often used by hobbyists to make small plastic toys could be responsible for the creation of elegant housewares, you would definitely be wrong. In 2017,...

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by Sarah Saunders at January 07, 2019 08:55 PM

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A Giant, Festive 3D Printed LEGO Tractor

Matt Denton, his nephew Ruben, and their giant 3D printed LEGO tractor [Image: Matt Denton via Thingiverse]

Matt Denton, his nephew Ruben, and their giant 3D printed LEGO tractor [Image: Matt Denton via Thingiverse]

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by Sarah Goehrke at January 07, 2019 08:33 PM

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3D Printed BumpMarker Allows for Easier Inventory Management and Tracking

In a paper entitled “BumpMarker: a 3D-printed tangible marker for simultaneous tagging, tracking, and weight measurement,” a pair of researchers introduces a device they invented that...

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by Clare Scott at January 07, 2019 06:24 PM

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Bioinspired 3D Printing Should Be Standardized

New ways to strengthen all types of 3D prints? [Source: Purdue]

New ways to strengthen all types of 3D prints? [Source: Purdue]

Researchers have developed a way...

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by General Fabb at January 07, 2019 06:19 PM

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Additec releases uPrinter desktop metal 3D printer

It was predicted years ago and now it’s happened: a desktop metal 3D printer. Not a desktop 3D printer with a metal frame but a desktop 3D printer that prints in metal.

January 07, 2019 05:58 PM