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October 16, 2018

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Russian firm is preparing to send duplicate 3D Bioprinter to ISS after Soyuz MS-10 failure

The Russian 3D Bioprinting Solutions company is preparing to send a duplicate 3D bioprinter for experiments at the International Space Station (ISS) in the near future, after a Soyuz spacecraft crashed due to a malfunction during liftoff.

October 16, 2018 11:45 AM

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Book of the Week: Additive Manufacturing of Metals

 Additive Manufacturing of Metals [Source: Amazon]

Additive Manufacturing of Metals [Source: Amazon]

This week’s selection is “Additive...

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by General Fabb at October 16, 2018 10:12 AM

3Ders

Lufthansa Technik opens Additive Manufacturing Center

Lufthansa Technik has set up a dedicated Additive Manufacturing (AM) Center with the aim of bundling and expanding the competence and experience the company has gained in past years.

October 16, 2018 09:30 AM

3D Print.com

Xjet Opens Additive Manufacturing Center Gives Details on Nanoparticle Jetting 3D Printing We Interview CEO Hanan Gothait

A number of journalists and partners have been taken on a whirlwind tour of Israel by Xjet. The ceramics and metal printing company wanted to show us their homeland as well as their new Carmel 1400...

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by Joris Peels at October 16, 2018 07:05 AM

Technical Possibilities for Making 3D Printed Engineering Components Based on Reused Polypropylene

From bacteria and metamaterials to shape-shifting and support-free, the innovative researchers at TU Delft have worked with a wide variety of 3D printing materials over the years. Now, their focus is...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 16, 2018 05:20 AM

Using 3D Printing to Reduce the Amount of Sugar in Cookies…Without Making Them Inedible

While it may sound great to sit around and eat cookies all day, the fact is that cookies aren’t particularly healthy because they’re chock full of sugar. But, partially because obesity...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 16, 2018 05:04 AM

October 15, 2018

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Is This Really An $8M 3D Printed Home?

 Is this fabulous wall 3D printed? [Source: Mario Romano]

Is this fabulous wall 3D printed? [Source: Mario Romano]

I’m reading a very curious report on...

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by General Fabb at October 15, 2018 10:23 PM

Folding Paper with 3D Printing

 Mechanical devices made from paper and 3D printed graphene [Source: CMU]

Mechanical devices made from paper and 3D printed graphene [Source: CMU]

New research shows...

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by General Fabb at October 15, 2018 09:05 PM

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3D Printed Metallic Glass Demonstrates Benefits of Both Metal and Thermoplastics

A team of researchers led by Jan Schroers, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Yale, has developed a way to 3D print objects from metallic glass. The material is stronger...

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by Clare Scott at October 15, 2018 08:48 PM

Chloe Rutzerveld Reflects on Four Years of Mini 3D Printed Vegetable Garden Edible Growth

Imagine not only holding a tiny ecosystem in your hand, but then eating it, in just a bite or two. That’s the concept behind Edible Growth, a 3D printed “mini vegetable garden”...

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by Clare Scott at October 15, 2018 08:01 PM

Research Shows that Silicone Resin Prepolymers Can Be Used for Ultraviolet-Assisted 3D Printing

There are many advantages to ultraviolet (UV)-curable systems, like energy saving, rapid curing, environmentally friendly, and high cost performance. These systems are used often with UV-assisted 3D...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 15, 2018 06:44 PM

First Bioprinter to Go to the International Space Station is Destroyed in Accident, But There is a Backup

A mishap has resulted in the first bioprinter to be sent to the International Space Station not quite making it to its destination. Last Thursday, the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-10 crashed due to a...

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by Clare Scott at October 15, 2018 05:30 PM

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3D Systems releases ProJet MJP 2500 IC 3D printer for investment casting wax patterns

3D Systems today unveiled its new 3D printing solution for investment casting professionals, the ProJet MJP 2500 IC. Ideal for customized metal components, bridge manufacturing and low volume production

October 15, 2018 05:06 PM

3D Print.com

Researchers Make Kinetic Structures Out of Plastic Bottles, Linear Actuators, and 3D Printed Connectors

Last spring, we heard about an intriguing research project out of Germany’s Hasso-Plattner Institute (HPI), called TrussFab. The integrated, end-to-end 3D software system made it possible to design...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 15, 2018 04:14 PM

Agile Space Propulsion Pursues 3D Printing for Rocket Thrusters

Colorado-based company Agile Space Propulsion was born from the expertise of Daudi Barnes, who has been working in the spacecraft propulsion industry since 1998. Agile Space Propulsion has a specific...

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by Clare Scott at October 15, 2018 04:09 PM

Fabbaloo

The Complex Matter of 3D Printing Color Figurines

 A very high-quality full-color 3D print [Source: GamePrint]

A very high-quality full-color 3D print [Source: GamePrint]

One of the hardest tasks in 3D...

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by General Fabb at October 15, 2018 03:39 PM

Farsoon's Production Vision Starts with the HT1001P CAMS 3D Printer

 Farsoon’s vision of 3D print manufacturing is far more than their HT1001P CAMS device [Source: Farsoon]

Farsoon’s vision of 3D print manufacturing is far more than their HT1001P CAMS device [Source: Farsoon]

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by General Fabb at October 15, 2018 02:44 PM

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3D Systems Releases the ProJet MJP 2500 IC RealWax for Investment Casting

3D Systems today announced the release of the ProJet MJP 2500 IC RealWax. This 3D printer is a digital foundry solution which lets existing investment casting operators switch to 3D printing for...

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by Joris Peels at October 15, 2018 01:00 PM

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Scientists invent high-efficient, 3D nanoprinted polymer lenses for X-ray microscopes

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have used 3D printing to manufacture X-ray lenses from polymeric materials with nanometer-sized features and excellent focusing capabilities.

October 15, 2018 10:40 AM

Fabbaloo

Design of the Week: Spider Dress

 The 3D printed Spider Dress by Anouk Wipprecht [Source: Anouk Wipprecht]

The 3D printed Spider Dress by Anouk Wipprecht [Source: Anouk Wipprecht]

This week’s...

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by General Fabb at October 15, 2018 10:19 AM

3D Print.com

Why Use Rapid Prototyping in Product Development?

Rapid Prototyping at 3ERP. 3ERP is a 3D printing and rapid prototyping company based in China. 3ERP is a full-service bureau that not only does 3D prints for customers but also has CNC services,...

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by Joris Peels at October 15, 2018 04:36 AM

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In the Face of Climate Change: Saving Coral Reefs with 3D Printing

A combination of human activities has put a number of species of coral on both the endangered and threatened species lists, but as humanity as a whole eradicates these crucial creatures, some people are doing their part to try and restore coral populations around the world. Among them is Alex Goad, whose Australia-based Reef Design Lab is creating artificial structures using 3D printing on which to grow new coral colonies. Alex Goad’s MARS structure, made with 3D printing. On the left,...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at October 15, 2018 04:32 AM

October 14, 2018

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The Northworks 600x 3D Printer

 The huge Northworks 600x industrial 3D printer [Source: Northworks]

The huge Northworks 600x industrial 3D printer [Source: Northworks]

We have not yet seen the...

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by General Fabb at October 14, 2018 04:44 PM

3D Print.com

A Look at the Properties of 3D Printed Tungsten

Tungsten is a dense, robust metal that has a number of valuable applications, particularly in the chemical industry thanks to its corrosion resistance. Its hardness and extremely high melting point,...

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by Clare Scott at October 14, 2018 07:39 AM

October 13, 2018

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Fixing Toys With 3D Printing: Not For Everyone

 A redesigned replacement part [Source: SOLIDWORKS]

A redesigned replacement part [Source: SOLIDWORKS]

Robert Maldonado undertook a challenging job...

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by General Fabb at October 13, 2018 05:17 PM

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3D Printing News Briefs: October 13, 2018

We’ve got business and education news galore in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. First, Voodoo Manufacturing has launched its new Shopify app, and BeAM Machines is partnering with Empa,...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 13, 2018 08:58 AM

October 12, 2018

3D Print.com

Researchers Evaluate 3D Printability of Different Types of Concrete

To 3D print concrete, several parameters must be met. It must be able to be extruded through a nozzle, hold its shape once deposited, and also be able to hold up under the weight of successive...

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by Clare Scott at October 12, 2018 08:29 PM

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 Carbon has an interesting industrial strategy in play [Source: Carbon]

Carbon has an interesting industrial strategy in play [Source: Carbon]

Carbon announced...

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by General Fabb at October 12, 2018 08:24 PM

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Rolls-Royce Reveals Demonstrator Engine with 3D Printed Components

Rolls-Royce has introduced a new technology demonstrator engine called the Advance3. The engine incorporates a total of about 20,000 parts, and has achieved more than 100 hours of testing. Several of...

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by Clare Scott at October 12, 2018 06:13 PM

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Formlabs' Form Cell Strategy Working

Formlabs announced the installation of one of their new Form Cell systems at a health care provider, demonstrating the viability of their strategy. The company has long been producing standalone resin-based 3D printers, culminating with their most recent and popular model, the Form 2. These machines have proven to be extremely easy to use and provide excellent output. 3D print plates ready to roll inside a Formlabs Form Cell unit [Image courtesy of Fabbaloo] But is Formlabs content to simp...

by Fabbaloo at October 12, 2018 05:41 PM

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Sculpteo's 3D Printed Bike Project is an Inspiring Manufacturing Feat

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The 3D printing revolution is well underway.

However, even as we've seen compelling applications for...

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by Megan Nichols at October 12, 2018 05:14 PM

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Researchers Make Strong, 3D Printed Expandable Origami Structures for Engineering Applications

A collaborative team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Beijing Institute of Technology, and Peking University are using 3D printing to directly build reconfigurable origami...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 12, 2018 04:02 PM

Digital Metal Introduces Fully Automated Additive Manufacturing

          Digital Metal introduced its binder jetting 3D printing technology back in 2013, though its printer, the DM P2500, wasn’t made commercially available until...

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by Clare Scott at October 12, 2018 03:31 PM

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Elevating to New Heights with 3D Printing

 One of Kone’s contemporary designs utilizing innovative printed 3D glass [Source: Kone ]

One of Kone’s contemporary designs utilizing innovative printed 3D glass [Source: ...

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by Charles Goulding at October 12, 2018 03:22 PM

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Digital Metal launches automated production concept for 3D metal printing

Digital Metal, part of the metal powder-producing Höganäs Group in Sweden, has launched a fully automated production concept for 3D metal printing.

October 12, 2018 02:14 PM

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Jary the Hornbill gets 3D printed prosthetic casque after cancer

Jary, 22-year-old male great pied hornbill, has been given a 3D-printed prosthetic casque after surgery to remove cancerous tissue.

October 12, 2018 01:31 PM

Fabbaloo

The First 3D Printer: A Followup

 Diagram for a form of SLA 3D printing from a 1984 French patent [Source: INPI]

Diagram for a form of SLA 3D printing from a 1984 French patent [Source: INPI]

When was the...

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by General Fabb at October 12, 2018 01:27 PM

Dog Receives 3D Printed Skull Implant in Pioneering Surgery

 Dr. Michelle Oblak displays a replica of the 3D-printed skull plate that she designed for an ailing dachshund. Oblak believes that a similar procedure could be used to treat humans. (Image courtesy of the University of Guelph.)

Dr. Michelle Oblak displays a replica of the 3D-printed skull plate that she designed for an ailing dachshund. Oblak...

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by ENGINEERING.com at October 12, 2018 10:18 AM

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Singapore Researchers: Better Multi-Material 3D Printing with Air Jet DLP

While 3D printing has lent itself to countless innovations today, that does not mean the process is always easy—even though we see elementary-school kids creating a variety of objects from animal...

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by Bridget Butler O'Neal at October 12, 2018 10:03 AM

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US Navy approves 1 year test of first metal 3D printed part for shipboard use

US Navy has approved the first 3D printed metal component to be used onboard an aircraft carrier, the Naval Sea Systems Command announced in a press release on Thursday.

October 12, 2018 08:28 AM

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Renishaw Partnering with Altair to Bring Metal 3D Printing to Industrial End Users

UK-based Renishaw, one of the world’s top metrology and spectroscopy companies, is also well-known for its advanced metal 3D printers. The company works to make the technology more mainstream,...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 12, 2018 08:00 AM

Print Your Mind 3D Launches 3D Printer Filament Recycling Challenge for High School Students

In response to the ever-growing problem of 3D printing filament waste, Calgary-based professional desktop 3D printer provider and social enterprise Print Your Mind 3D, which works to always practice...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 12, 2018 07:00 AM

University of Washington Team Advances 3D Printed Electronics-Free Smart Devices

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed smart 3D printed items that can track and store information about their own use, without the need for any electronics. These items, such as...

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by Clare Scott at October 12, 2018 06:52 AM

October 11, 2018

3D Print.com

Specialized Vacuum Cleaners Offer Safe Powder Removal for 3D Printers

Powder-based 3D printing systems are great in many ways, but there’s one issue that comes with all of them – what happens to all that excess powder once a build is done? 3D printers need...

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by Clare Scott at October 11, 2018 08:51 PM

3D Printed Model Lets Puppy Run Around Like Puppies Should

A puppy named Bento started off his life in a bit of a rocky way – on the wrong foot, you might call it. The pet store where he started his life believed that he had been dropped, fracturing...

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by Clare Scott at October 11, 2018 08:50 PM

Fabbaloo

Formlabs' Form Cell Strategy Working

 3D print plates ready to roll inside a Formlabs Form Cell unit [Source: Fabbaloo]

3D print plates ready to roll inside a Formlabs Form Cell unit [Source: Fabbaloo]

Formlabs...

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by General Fabb at October 11, 2018 07:54 PM

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Robot Factory Introduces the Sliding-3D Conveyor Belt 3D Printer for Uninterrupted 3D Printing

Later this week at Maker Faire Rome, Italy-based Robot Factory will be presenting its new Sliding-3D system, which uses a conveyor belt as an essentially limitless build platform. The company is only...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 11, 2018 06:49 PM

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The Impact of Thermoplastic 3D Printing in Production: Stratasys Interview Part II

 [Image: Stratasys]

[Image: Stratasys]

It’s an interesting time for 3D printing as the technology moves toward...

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 11, 2018 04:42 PM

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Engineers develop process to 3D print cells to produce tendon and ligament tissue

A team of University of Utah biomedical engineers have developed a method to 3D print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons using a modified 3D printer and stem cells harvested from fat tissue.

October 11, 2018 04:19 PM

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Stratasys Employee Perspectives: Materials Engineer Emily Hunt

Emily Hunt is an Associate Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer who works to bring new 3D printing materials from ideation to creation. An avid problem solver that enjoys working with teams to overcome unique challenges, she attended school at the Michigan Technological University, obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering.  In this interview, Emily talks about her professional path, the inspiration that led her to a career in Additive Manufacturing, and her role at Stratasys, and then offers some advice for those looking to pursue a similar career trajectory.

What sparked your interest in engineering? Can you describe the moment you realized this was a field you’d like to pursue?

Ever since I was little, I helped my dad in the garage with his woodworking and house projects, so I’ve been working with tools and building things for most of my life. Once I got to high school and had to start thinking about college and a career I realized that I really liked my chemistry class and that my brain was wired for the logical thinking required to be an engineer. I don’t think there was a defining moment, it just made a lot of sense. I essentially already was an engineer, just without the proper training. I chose material science and engineering as my field because I really enjoyed chemistry and learning how things worked and interacted on the atomic level, which is exactly what you have to do with materials. Luckily, I made the right choice the first time and materials continued to be my passion throughout college and into my career. I got into additive manufacturing because processing is a huge part of materials science and being able to work on a brand-new process, that we still have a lot to learn about and characterize, was an exciting prospect.

Describe your job as an Associate Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer (AMRE) at Stratasys. What does an Associate Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer do? What does an average day look like for you?

As an AMRE in the manufacturing group focused on materials, I am the technical focal point for manufacturing materials development on the team. This means I support the development of new materials by driving requirements, specifying standards, creating technical content to help customers, and other various functions. The day to day can be very different, but I do get to work with a lot of different groups in the company within R&D and the regional teams. In addition I get to work with aerospace and automotive customers to learn what their requirements and their issues are regarding our materials.

You work on very large-scale projects with long time horizons. What are your go-to time management strategies?

Keeping to-do items on an easy to see list (for example a white board at your desk) has always helped with staying on track, especially if you have deadlines. Physically writing something down usually helps it stick in your brain better than just typing. Having an up to date calendar with reminders is another good way to keep track of meetings your day to day meetings and tasks. You really just have to come up with a good system that works for you to keep track of things and stay organized. While I have some ways to stay on top of things I am relatively new at Stratasys,  and in the working world I am still figuring out exactly what works for me.

What is it like to be a woman in engineering? Do you feel that your gender gives you a different perspective and experience from your male counterparts? Any advantages?

This question has always been somewhat difficult to answer. Honestly, I’d rather be thought of as an engineer based on my intelligence and merit, not my gender. That being said, because this is a male-dominated industry there are times when it’s more noticeable than others. Any woman that went to a more technical school will find that the working world has an incredibly similar male-female ratio, especially depending on the industry. I am sometimes the only female in the room, or I might feel like I don’t have many woman co-workers to relate to, but most of the time I feel like an engineer that gets to work with really cool technology with great people. I don’t believe I’ve had any advantage or disadvantage in school or in my career because I was a woman.

What advice do you have for women interested in engineering? What kinds of practical experience should they have? What technical skills should they pick up?

I would say once you find what you’re passionate about go for it. Take more classes in that area, get into undergraduate research, look for internships that have some aspect related to it, go to conferences and learn more about it.  Ask a ton of questions, from professors, from bosses at internships, from fellow interns/students. The technical skills you need vary widely, the trick is finding that internship that teaches you what you need.  I did undergraduate research in additive manufacturing, as well as 2 internships (one aerospace, one automotive) that really ended up being exactly what I needed for my current position. The only way I was able to get that was to really take advantage of the opportunities offered (career fairs, resume builders, research grants with professors) and never stop asking questions.

To learn more about our engineering at Stratasys, stop by booth 1815 at the SWE WE 2018 Annual Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center. 

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by Carrie Wyman at October 11, 2018 03:35 PM

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Stratasys Looking to Lead the Way in 3D Printing for Production: Interview Part I

 [Image: Stratasys]

[Image: Stratasys]

Stratasys looks toward a future in production, building upon its unique...

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 11, 2018 03:32 PM

3D Print.com

The Oasis 3DP Brings Open Source Binder Jetting to Makers

The 2018 Hackaday Prize will soon be wrapping up, and as always, the contest has yielded some wonderfully innovative and promising ideas. One entry, submitted by Yvo de Haas, aims to make binder...

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by Clare Scott at October 11, 2018 02:44 PM

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Six Ways Food 3D Printing Can Be Advantageous

 An edible 3D printed chocolate logo [Source: Fabbaloo]

An edible 3D printed chocolate logo [Source: Fabbaloo]

How exactly should food 3D printers be...

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by General Fabb at October 11, 2018 01:31 PM

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Ampower Releases Paper Discussing Sinter-Based 3D Printing Technologies

Ampower is an aptly named company, as its goal is to empower companies to benefit from additive manufacturing. The German company offers its expertise on all things 3D printing-related in order to...

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by Clare Scott at October 11, 2018 10:30 AM

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Recreating a Virtual City with Multicolor 3D Printing

Brace Yourself Games is an indie video game studio based in Vancouver, Canada. For the upcoming launch of their new city building simulation game, “Industries of Titan”, they wanted to present their concept in a more original way – and used 3D printing to bring the game to life! We spoke to Antoine Lendrevie, Art Director at Brace Yourself Games.

1. Can you tell us about yourself?

Hi! My name is Antoine Lendrevie, and I’m the Art Director at Brace Yourself Games. I work full time on our new game, “Industries of Titan”, which is an industrial city-building simulation/strategy game for PC. Basically you start by creating your city, and at some point you’ll need to compete with another city on the same map, either economically, politically or through combat – or a mix of all these elements. Our previous game was “Crypt of the Necrodancer”, which is an award-winning roguelike rhythm game.

2. Can you tell us some more about the 3D-printed model?

We attended PAX West, a big video game exhibition in Seattle, where we were showing a demo of our game for the first time. We wanted to create some original, eye-catching props for our booth to attract people and get them excited about visiting our booth and trying the game. Since our game is mainly a city builder, we thought it would be fun to have a physical version of a city block from the game.

The

The “Industries of Titan” 3D model vs. the 3D-printed version in Multicolor+Why did you use 3D printing to create your project?

3. Why did you use 3D printing to create your project?

“Industries of Titan” is made with volumetric pixels, which I knew would fit well with 3D printing due to its cubic form. The cities in our game are also made using tiles, each one representing a building. It was easy to take the 3D model of those tiles and 3D print multiple tiles to create a city block. In the end, we 3D printed 16 tiles (each one measuring 15×15 cm), as well as some little cars to place on the roads. 3D printing was the only way we could physically represent a part of our game with such high fidelity and attention to detail.

4. Why Multicolor+? Are you happy with the result?

When I researched 3D printing services online, I think i.materialise was the only one to offer detailed, directly colored 3D printing with good quality, good materials and a competitive price. In the end, the 3D-printed models looked exactly like the models in the game, including colors and textures – we were all really pleased with the result! I also have to say that the team was very helpful in the process and that the shipping was quite fast.

The public at the exhibition were all very curious when they first saw the entire 3D-printed diorama, and they were amazed by the quality of it. A lot of them took photos and videos, and we even got a shoutout for the “Coolest Prop” of the show on GeekWire! We look forward to using Multicolor+ again in the future!

A sneak peek at what

A sneak peek at what “Industries of Titan” will look like in the game

Are you a games fan? Be sure to check out Industries of Titan and sign up for news of the launch!

Are you interested in using 3D printing to create models? Discover how this model of the Cathedral of Šibenik in Croatia was made, or get inspired by Kees-Jan van Vessem’s beautiful scale model trains.

Once you have a 3D file of your model, upload it to our online 3D printing platform and choose from 100+ materials and finishes.

by Stephanie at October 11, 2018 10:22 AM

Fabbaloo

Shapr3D Brings Complete Parametric 3D Modeling (and Sketching) to iPad Pro

 Parametric 3D modeling on tablets with Shapr3D [Source: SolidSmack]

Parametric 3D modeling on tablets with Shapr3D [Source: SolidSmack]

Near the end of last...

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by SolidSmack.com at October 11, 2018 10:08 AM

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NUST MISIS scientists double the strength of 3D printed aluminum composites

NUST MISIS scientists have proposed an advanced method for production of an ultrahigh-purity alumina (UHPA) that can double the strength of 3D printed aluminum composites

October 11, 2018 10:01 AM

3D Print.com

Jabil Steps Forward with 3D Printed Footwear

Product solutions company Jabil has been increasing its focus on additive manufacturing over the past few years, recently going so far as to introduce its cloud-based Jabil Additive Manufacturing...

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by Clare Scott at October 11, 2018 10:00 AM

Ultrasonic Wondercutter Device Could Be Used to Cut Away Supports and Finish 3D Printed Parts

Unless you’re dealing with mainly small, handheld items, 3D printed parts rarely look much like their final form while still sitting on the build platform. In order to achieve functional 3D...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 11, 2018 09:15 AM

Airbus Helicopters Turns to German RepRap x400 3D Printer Again for 3D Printed Component

In order to validate the design of an important new component, while also saving on development costs, Airbus Helicopters is yet again turning to industrial 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap for...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 11, 2018 08:22 AM

October 10, 2018

Fabbaloo

3D Printing as a Sea Change Technology: A Conversation with DNV GL

 DNV GL's Launch of Joint Industry Project (JIP) on Additive Manufacturing in Singapore [Image: DNV GL]

DNV GL's Launch of Joint Industry Project (JIP) on Additive Manufacturing in Singapore [Image: DNV GL]

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 10, 2018 07:18 PM

3D Printing Waste Becoming A Thing

 How do you dispose of waste from 3D printing? [Source: PrintYourMind3D]

How do you dispose of waste from 3D printing? [Source: PrintYourMind3D]

A new contest...

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by General Fabb at October 10, 2018 05:13 PM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

Power Without Pain. Prosthetic Fit Critical to Cycling Championship

Denise Schindler, winner of  World Championships as well as silver and bronze in the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Schindler wears a performance orthotic on her right leg, which was severed in a train accident when she was two. (Image courtesy of Martin Hofmann Photography) Recreational cyclists joke of biking their legs off after a hard ride. It's no joke to the professional cyclist on stage at Accelerate 2018, Paralympic champion Denise Schindler. The loss of a leg is as serious as a train acc...

by Roopinder Tara at October 10, 2018 04:38 PM

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Researchers develop 3D printed objects that can track and store how people use them

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed 3D printed assistive technology that can track and store how people use them without using batteries or electronics.

October 10, 2018 04:22 PM

3D Print.com

Jumbo 3D Manufacturing Launches with New 3D FARM

By now, most everyone familiar with 3D printing knows about the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, which aims to make the United Arab Emirates city-state the 3D printing capital of the world. Dubai’s...

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by Clare Scott at October 10, 2018 04:11 PM

3D Printing in Residential Construction: Today’s Potential

As 3D printing began to infiltrate the mainstream in recent years—and all around the world—researchers, designers, engineers, and makers in nearly every field found a way to embrace the technology,...

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by Bridget Butler O'Neal at October 10, 2018 03:46 PM

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Take That, Quagga Mussels: Student Turns an Invasive Species into 3D Printer Filament

The quagga mussel is an invasive species that has caused a great deal of trouble in the Great Lakes. It’s an aggressive creature, native to eastern Europe, that kills other species, breeds...

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by Clare Scott at October 10, 2018 03:11 PM

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Fabbaloo

Advanced 3D Printed Fiber Concept

 Advanced methods of using fiber to strengthen parts [Source: University of Surrey]

Advanced methods of using fiber to strengthen parts [Source: University of Surrey]

A paper...

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by General Fabb at October 10, 2018 01:47 PM

3Ders

Thermwood and Boeing 3D print 12-foot-long single-piece tool for 777X program

Boeing has teamed up with Thermwood Corporation, an Indiana-based manufacturing specialist, to produce a large, 3D printed single-piece tool for Boeing’s 777X program. The project demonstrates that additive manufacturing is ready to produce large production quality tooling parts for the aerospace industry.

October 10, 2018 11:07 AM

Fabbaloo

Marylou Morat – “3D printing is a fantastic tool!"

 Marylou Morat [Source: Women in 3D Printing]

Marylou Morat [Source: Women in 3D Printing]

After studying design and art, Marylou began her...

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by Nora Toure at October 10, 2018 10:09 AM

Sculpteo

3D Print.com

Interview With Valuechain on ERP and MRP for Additive Manufacturing

3D printing is still for many companies something that is divorced from regular business processes. Somewhere in a ventilated room a few printers hum and prototypes are taken out of them every once...

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by Joris Peels at October 10, 2018 09:02 AM

3D Printing News Briefs: October 10, 2018

It’s business news as usual to kick things off in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then we’re moving on to a little medical and metal 3D printing news, followed by a 3D printing...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 10, 2018 07:10 AM

ANSYS and Granta Design Partner to Deliver Integrated Simulation Solutions for 3D Printing

  Simulation is an extremely important part of additive manufacturing. There are many things that can go wrong with an additive manufacturing build, particularly when metal is involved, and a...

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by Clare Scott at October 10, 2018 06:30 AM

Metal 3D Printing’s Goldilocks’ Choice

Metal 3D printing is all the rage at the moment. With machines costing upwards of $100,000 and usually a lot closer to a million there are a lot of different technologies and application areas. On...

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by Joris Peels at October 10, 2018 05:06 AM

October 09, 2018

Ponoko

How To Make Bookmarks

Putting Your Creativity And Personal Touch Into Making Unique Bookmarks

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

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

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by Lisa Horn at October 09, 2018 11:04 PM

3D Print.com

Thermwood and Boeing Make Large 3.6 Meter 3D Printed 777X Program Tooling Part

Thermwood and Boeing have announced that they’ve made a large 3D printed composite part for Boeing’s 777X program. The Thermwood’s LSAM technology was used to make a 20% carbon...

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by Joris Peels at October 09, 2018 08:26 PM

Lockheed Martin Receives Contract to Further Develop 3D Printing for Aerospace Manufacturing

Aerospace company Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense contractor, has become a prominent user of 3D printing. Its 3D printed innovations include propulsion tanks and parts for...

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by Clare Scott at October 09, 2018 07:46 PM

Fabbaloo

Sculpteo Now 3D Printing Apartments

 A 3D printed apartment [Source: Sculpteo]

A 3D printed apartment [Source: Sculpteo]

Sculpteo has made arrangements with a French property...

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by General Fabb at October 09, 2018 07:31 PM

3Ders

Nuclear technique helps predict critical deposition heights for laser additive manufacturing

Australian and Indian researchers have developd a new theoretical model that successfully predicts the residual stresses and critical deposition heights for laser additive manufacturing.

October 09, 2018 07:25 PM

3D Print.com

Cubicure Discusses Hot Lithography, Plans Introduction of New 3D Printing Material

No 3D printing process is perfect. Stereolithography (SLA) offers great resolution, but its material properties tend to be less than perfect – SLA printed objects are often brittle. Other...

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by Clare Scott at October 09, 2018 05:15 PM

Fabbaloo

LEO Lane CEO Discusses Quantity and Quality Control for Digital Inventory

 [Image: LEO Lane]

[Image: LEO Lane]

Digital inventory is rapidly enabling more agile solutions for the global...

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 09, 2018 04:59 PM

3D Print.com

LumiFold TB to Debut at Maker Faire Rome

Italy’s Lumi Industries’ journey into desktop 3D printing began over five years ago with development of the initial LumiFold—unique in its affordability and portability. Soon after came the formal...

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by Bridget Butler O'Neal at October 09, 2018 04:56 PM

Gantri’s Artistic Lamps Illuminate the Possibilities of 3D Printing

There’s nothing like a good lamp to really tie a room together, and 3D printing has opened up the floodgates for the creation of some very cool lamps. Ian Yang, founder of Gantri, loves 3D...

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by Clare Scott at October 09, 2018 03:27 PM

Fabbaloo

R[b™©¬x«ŠxÑâ®)àº-

 Ultimaker needs many more skilled people [Source: Ultimaker]

Ultimaker needs many more skilled people [Source: Ultimaker]

Netherlands-based 3D printer...

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by General Fabb at October 09, 2018 03:22 PM

Milling Around

Machine Shop Organization Tips

If you can't find it, you don't really own it. When organization isn't a shop priority, it costs time -- and time = money.

by John Saunders at October 09, 2018 03:00 PM

Fabbaloo

What Happens When the 3D Printing Dream Ends?

 Fabbster, an early 3D printer manufacturer that shut down in 2015 [Source: Fabbaloo]

Fabbster, an early 3D printer manufacturer that shut down in 2015 [Source: Fabbaloo]

Many 3D...

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by General Fabb at October 09, 2018 01:29 PM

3Ders

British scientists from The Big Bang Fair create 3D-printed school dinners

British scientists from The Big Bang Fair have created a range of meals using a 3D printer for a school in east London to encourage young people to pursue STEM careers.

October 09, 2018 01:08 PM

3D Print.com

Will GEFERTEC’s 3DMP Metal 3D Printing Process Make 3D Printing Large Metal Structures Affordable?

German company GEFERTEC’s 3DMP process is a very interesting metal 3D printing technology. We profiled the company and its wire fed 3D printing technology a few months ago. Rather than focus on...

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by Joris Peels at October 09, 2018 12:12 PM

Terry Wohlers

AM in the U.S. Military

I had the great privilege of spending most of last Thursday at the Pentagon, and what I learned was encouraging. The U.S. Department of Defense has advanced its use of additive manufacturing beyond what I had anticipated. I gained a better understanding of what the military is doing and where it hopes to take AM in the future. More than anything, it made me proud to be an American because these people are incredibly bright and passionate about AM.

I met with 25 people from the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and, Navy, as well as various groups within them. They fully understand the consequences of not being prepared and responsive to our adversaries. Suppose one of them took out our supply of spare parts for equipment, vehicles, and weapons. The nation would be crippled and entirely vulnerable to the worst possible scenario. Envision instead a manufacturing capacity so diverse and distributed that it would be impossible to find the thousands of organizations, some very small, that are a part of it. As odd as it may seem, an obscure bait shop that produces custom fishing gear could operate 3D printers and produce parts for DoD.

Those at the Pentagon understand the challenges, most of which revolve around tradition, culture, and people. Humans are creatures of habit and change does not come easily. The procurement process, alone, can be daunting, especially for the smallest defense contractors. Joe’s Bait Shop can process credit cards, but it may not have the personnel or tolerance to process the paperwork required by most DoD-related contracts. The people at the Pentagon are working to address this problem.

Even with the issues that the military face in more fully adopting AM technology, I am optimistic. Individuals, such as Captain Matthew Friedell of the Marine Corps (pictured with me in the following image at the Pentagon), are sharp and among our nation’s best. After hours at the Pentagon, I can say without reservation that we are in very good hands. They do not have all of the answers, but they’ve identified most of the problems. Thank God we have men and women like them, and I sincerely thank them for what they do to keep our nation safe and secure.

by Terry Wohlers at October 09, 2018 11:37 AM

3D Print.com

The 2019 Stratasys Extreme Redesign Challenge Now Open For Entries

The Stratasys Extreme Redesign Challenge has now entered its 15th year. Ten years ago China was hosting the Olympics, Timbaland’s Apologize was agonizing the airwaves while people were wearing...

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by Joris Peels at October 09, 2018 10:43 AM

Fabbaloo

Book of the Week: Getting Started With 3D Printing

 Getting Started With 3D Printing [Source: Amazon]

Getting Started With 3D Printing [Source: Amazon]

This week’s selection is “Getting Started...

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by General Fabb at October 09, 2018 10:11 AM

3D Print.com

ZCatch Develops Tool For Smooth Nozzle Removal

Modern 3D printers have come a long way in terms of the tech that goes into the nozzle. With various printers, you can now switch them around for different diameter or all sorts different...

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by Rawal Ahmed at October 09, 2018 05:15 AM

October 08, 2018

Fabbaloo

Shapeways Tackles The Price Challenge

 Shapeways tweaks their pricing [Source: Shapeways]

Shapeways tweaks their pricing [Source: Shapeways]

As of 22 Oct Shapeways is changing their...

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by General Fabb at October 08, 2018 08:49 PM

3D Print.com

Soft Robotic Sheets Can Make Inanimate Objects Move

Among 3D printing’s many applications, the technology often crosses over into the field of robotics, including soft robotics. Soft robotics is a field that has been changing the way people look...

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by Clare Scott at October 08, 2018 08:37 PM

Fabbaloo

Aurora Labs Maintains Pace Towards 1,000Kg Per Day Metal 3D Printing Goal

 A metal 3D print emerging from Aurora Labs’ new metal 3D printer [Source: Aurora Labs]

A metal 3D print emerging from Aurora Labs’ new metal 3D printer [Source: Aurora Labs]

...

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by General Fabb at October 08, 2018 07:33 PM

3D Print.com

Researchers Develop a Low-Cost Metal 3D Printer Using MIG Welding

Metal 3D printing, although it has gone down in cost, is still quite expensive. This limits access to the technology for small and medium-sized businesses, meaning that many applications go untried....

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by Clare Scott at October 08, 2018 07:32 PM

Fabbaloo

The Terminology of Technology

 3D Systems’ first-ever 3D printed part [Image: Fabbaloo]

3D Systems’ first-ever 3D printed part [Image: Fabbaloo]

3D printing / additive manufacturing...

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 08, 2018 05:27 PM

3D Print.com

What are the Best Fabrics for 3D Printing?

3D printed fashion is becoming more prevalent in the design world, but there are plenty of challenges surrounding it. Taking a technology that is largely used to create solid plastic items and...

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by Clare Scott at October 08, 2018 04:55 PM

Fabbaloo

3D Printing for Mining and Gold

 Aerial view of the Turquoise Ridge Mine [ Source ]

Aerial view of the Turquoise Ridge Mine [Source]

Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafe of...

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by Charles Goulding at October 08, 2018 03:11 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printed Kits Help College Students Understand Complex Concepts

3D printed models can help anyone learn, from preschool students to doctors. In a study entitled “Modeling Antibody-Epitope Interactions with 3D Printed Kits in Large or Small Lecture...

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by Clare Scott at October 08, 2018 03:10 PM

The NIOSH on 3D Printer Fumes and Health. Your Guide to 3D Printers and Health, Best Practices.

The NIOSH is a part of America’s CDC (Centers for Disease Control). The NIOSH itself is The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for the United States. It is the part of the...

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by Joris Peels at October 08, 2018 01:56 PM

3Ders

Future cars to be made from revolutionary 3D printed, vibration-proof material

A new material that is as stiff as metal but flexible enough to withstand strong vibrations could transform the car manufacturing industry, say experts from the University of Surrey.

October 08, 2018 01:43 PM

Fabbaloo

Who Really Invented 3D Printing?

 The inventor of 3D printing [Source: Bill Masters]

The inventor of 3D printing [Source: Bill Masters]

We all know that 3D printing was conceived in...

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by General Fabb at October 08, 2018 01:19 PM

Design of the Week: 3D Printed Moire Illusion

 A 3D printed moire illusion [Source: Instructables]

A 3D printed moire illusion [Source: Instructables]

This week’s selection is the visually...

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by General Fabb at October 08, 2018 10:01 AM

3D Print.com

The Future of Medicine and Dentistry in 3D Printing Featured at Upcoming Additive Manufacturing Strategies Conference in Boston in January

This January the future of medicine and dentistry will be showcased and discussed in Boston. The Additive Manufacturing Strategies conference by 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Publishing will produce a...

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by Team AMS at October 08, 2018 09:08 AM

What microCT Scanning Can Do for Additive Manufacturing

X-ray microcomputed tomography (microCT) has become widely used as a way to analyze and test additively manufactured parts, particularly for dimensional measurement and porosity analysis. In a paper...

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by Clare Scott at October 08, 2018 08:20 AM

October 07, 2018

Ponoko

Online Laser Cutting Trends

Online Laser Cutting Trend Report – Q3 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 third report, so let’s see what’s changed:

Laser Technique
Most Used Laser Technique

Area engraving had its first lift in usage this year,

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by Derek Elley at October 07, 2018 06:39 PM

Fabbaloo

11,500 Unique 3D Printed Figurines

 Thousands of 3D printed WoW characters [Source: imgur]

Thousands of 3D printed WoW characters [Source: imgur]

This is a bit old now, but I just noticed...

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by General Fabb at October 07, 2018 03:39 PM

3D Print.com

3D Printing News Briefs: October 7, 2018

We’ve got a shorter edition of 3D Printing News Briefs for you today. Siemens Corporate Technology is working on process simulation for additive manufacturing. BIOMODEX is launching a...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 07, 2018 04:39 AM

October 06, 2018

Fabbaloo

A Real Water 3D Printer?

 A substance can crystallize water [Source: Swanson School of Engineering/Sachin Velankar]

A substance can crystallize water [Source: Swanson School of Engineering/Sachin Velankar]

Is...

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by General Fabb at October 06, 2018 05:02 PM

3D Print.com

Researchers Complete Comprehensive Evaluation of Manufacturing Methods, Including 3D Printing, for Impellers

Combustion engines uses turbochargers to boost their performance. But, for multiple reasons, there isn’t a conventional process chain for economically manufacturing the component. A team of...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 06, 2018 10:17 AM

October 05, 2018

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

Robot “Swarm” 3D-Prints Concrete Structure

A team of researchers, led by NTU’s Assistant Professor Pham Quang Cuong, show off the structure their robots printed. (Image courtesy of NTU Singapore.) Tiny ants working in a coordinated team can create some incredibly complex structures. A new study from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore paves the way for a future in which robots can 3D print buildings in much the same way, working together in a cooperative “swarm.” Currently, 3D-printed structures suffer...

by Emily Pollock at October 05, 2018 09:50 PM

3D Print.com

Two French Companies Collaborate to Make the Country’s First 3D Printed Mechanical Metal Watch

While there are those who have used 3D printing to make their own watch cases, watch bands, and watch chargers, others have taken the next step and actually made 3D printed watches, from kid-friendly...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 05, 2018 07:35 PM

Fabbaloo

An Airbrush-Style 3D Printer Nozzle?

 An airbrush nozzle adapted for use on a 3D printer [Source: Well Engineered]

An airbrush nozzle adapted for use on a 3D printer [Source: Well Engineered]

There may be a...

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by General Fabb at October 05, 2018 07:33 PM

3D Print.com

Brad Keselowski Returns with More Thoughts on the Future of Additive Manufacturing

NASCAR is a fan of new technology – anything that can make cars drive faster or more smoothly, or help to construct them more efficiently. One  team that has been especially involved in the use...

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by Clare Scott at October 05, 2018 07:15 PM

Fabbaloo

Forbes Predicts Massive 3D Printing Boom, and They're Right

 A prototype of Desktop Metal’s upcoming manufacturing system [Source: Fabbaloo]

A prototype of Desktop Metal’s upcoming manufacturing system [Source: Fabbaloo]

A...

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by General Fabb at October 05, 2018 04:59 PM

3D Print.com

GE Aviation 3D Prints 30,000th Metal 3D Printed Fuel Nozzle at Auburn, Alabama Plant

GE Aviation will always be known for its 3D printed fuel nozzles, which it began producing in 2015. The complex components became something of a symbol for how 3D printing can change manufacturing,...

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by Clare Scott at October 05, 2018 03:58 PM

3Ders

Unique 3D printed tactile map helps visually impaired students navigate USF campus

3D printing is already used in several ways to improve the lives of the blind and visually impaired.

October 05, 2018 03:30 PM

Fabbaloo

30,000 3D Printed Fuel Nozzles

 [Image: Adam Senatori for GE Reports]

[Image: Adam Senatori for GE Reports]

Milestones are mounting in additive manufacturing, with...

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 05, 2018 03:19 PM

Frustum Releases GENERATE for Windows

 Frustum’s GENERATE is now available for Windows users [Source: Frustum]

Frustum’s GENERATE is now available for Windows users [Source: Frustum]

3D software maker...

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by General Fabb at October 05, 2018 01:21 PM

3Ders

3DGence introduces new dual extruder DOUBLE P255 professional FDM 3D printer

Polish 3D printer manufacturer 3DGence has introduced its latest 3D printer model, the dual extruder DOUBLE P255.

October 05, 2018 11:18 AM

3D Print.com

NanoE Technical Ceramics for Desktop 3D Printing: Interview with CEO Guillaume de Calan

Ceramics is a relatively new area for 3D printing. Some companies have been active in the space and we have products such as Olivier van Herpt’s ceramics 3D printer. These large-scale ceramics...

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by Joris Peels at October 05, 2018 10:47 AM

Fabbaloo

GE Transportation Jumps on the 3D Printing Train

 GE Transportation’s concept for a hybrid electric train, showcased in 2007. (Image courtesy of Railway Gazette.)

GE Transportation’s concept for a hybrid electric train, showcased in 2007. (Image courtesy of Railway Gazette.)

...

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by ENGINEERING.com at October 05, 2018 10:18 AM

Sculpteo

3D Print.com

Caracol Factory Using Roboze Technology and Materials to Deliver Finished 3D Printed Parts

Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze, which expanded into the United Arab Emirates and opened a new headquarters in Bari in the last few months, is well known for its 3D printers’ abilities to...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 05, 2018 06:20 AM

Hornbill Proudly Displays His New 3D Printed Beak

The Jurong Bird Park in Jurong, Singapore is home to several hornbills, including a Great Pied Hornbill named Jary. His name means “helmeted warrior” in ancient Norse, and it’s a...

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by Clare Scott at October 05, 2018 06:11 AM

Formlabs Technology Used to Make 3D Printed Anatomic Models of Young Patient’s Palate and Nasal Cavity

Last summer, Formlabs introduced the Form Cell, an automated production solution that leverages its Form 2 3D printer. The automated, factory-ready solution uses a row of Form 2 3D printers, the Form...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 05, 2018 05:59 AM

October 04, 2018

Fabbaloo

Carbon PA and the Strength of a Soft Touch

 [Image: Roboze]

[Image: Roboze]

Roboze has been focused on strength in offerings, and its latest move highlights...

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 04, 2018 10:14 PM

3Ders

Beetle inspired 3D printed cement paste gets stronger when it cracks

Researchers at USA&aposs Purdue University have 3D printed cement paste, an ingredient of the concrete and mortar used to build various infrastructure elements, that gets tougher under pressure.

October 04, 2018 08:58 PM

3D Print.com

Using a Combined 3D Printing Method to Create Stretchable Electronics

Stretchable electronics have a lot of potential for applications in wearable devices, soft robotics, artificial skin and more. To create stretchable electronics, 3D printing is a fast, accurate...

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by Clare Scott at October 04, 2018 08:50 PM

VCSEL Process Developed by Fraunhofer ILT Reduces Stresses in Metal 3D Printed Components

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (Fraunhofer ILT) is responsible for a great deal of research into 3D printing. The institute has developed technology that addresses common problems in metal...

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by Clare Scott at October 04, 2018 07:55 PM

Mobile Construction Robot 3D Prints a Temporary Architectural Installation Out of Loose Stones and Twine

While plastic is used often in 3D printing, stronger materials are required for architecture and construction applications, such as brick, concrete, and cement. But while we’ve seen...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 04, 2018 07:27 PM

Multiple Approaches to 3D Printed Probe Positioners

In a paper entitled “Approaches to open source 3-D printable probe positioners and micromanipulators for probe stations,” a group of researchers evaluate three types of open source probe...

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by Clare Scott at October 04, 2018 07:23 PM

Fabbaloo

The LumiFold TB Is Coming

 The LumiFold TB portable high-resolution desktop 3D printer [Source: Lumi Industries]

The LumiFold TB portable high-resolution desktop 3D printer [Source: Lumi Industries]

Lumi...

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by General Fabb at October 04, 2018 07:11 PM

Cura 3.5 Goes Full 3MF

 Cura 3.5 has a number of interesting improvements [Source: Ultimaker]

Cura 3.5 has a number of interesting improvements [Source: Ultimaker]

Ultimaker has released...

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by General Fabb at October 04, 2018 05:01 PM

Bigger Shows Show a Bigger Industry

 We’ll be spending a lot of time on these escalators next month. [Image: formnext]

We’ll be spending a lot of time on these escalators next month. [Image: formnext]

...

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by Sarah Goehrke at October 04, 2018 02:54 PM

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 Genecis is producing 3D printable PHA from organic waste [Source: Genecis]

Genecis is producing 3D printable PHA from organic waste [Source: Genecis]

Toronto-based...

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by General Fabb at October 04, 2018 01:29 PM

Paradigm Change in Construction 3D Printing?

 A new way to practically 3D print buildings? [Source: Nanyang Technological University]

A new way to practically 3D print buildings? [Source: Nanyang Technological University]

New...

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by General Fabb at October 04, 2018 10:18 AM

3D Print.com

Tooling Systems Manufacturer Wilson Tool International Introduces New 3D Printing Division

More and more these days, we’re seeing applications for 3D printing in the tooling sector. Minnesota-based Wilson Tool International, the largest independent manufacturer in the world of...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 04, 2018 09:45 AM

DARPA Highlights its Work with 3D Printing and Advanced Manufacturing

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has been a vital part of the United States Department of Defense for more than 60 years. It was launched at the same time as Sputnik in 1957,...

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by Clare Scott at October 04, 2018 08:48 AM

Canadian Startup is Turning Food Waste into Biodegradable, Plastic 3D Printing Filament

3D printing is often used in sustainability efforts, such as making tires, prosthetics, and cars from recycled materials, water treatment efforts, and stopping food waste with 3D printed vegetables...

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by Sarah Saunders at October 04, 2018 07:00 AM

3Ders

Ai Build unveils automated AI-based 3D printing for Factories of the Future

As part of Digital Design Weekend 2018, Ai Build, a London based company developing Artificial Intelligence and Robotic technologies for large scale additive manufacturing, showcased new technology to bring 3D printing and artificial intelligence algorithms to the factory floor in a bid to change the way we&aposll build the future.

October 04, 2018 05:15 AM

Engineering.COM 3D Printing

GE Transportation Jumps on the 3D Printing Train

A slew of transportation companies have discovered the potential of 3D printing for part production, including Deutsche Bahn, Siemens Mobility and Nederlandse Spoorwegen. The latest to jump aboard the 3D printing train is GE Transportation, which believes that it can print up to 250 locomotive parts with additive manufacturing (AM) by 2025. GE Transportation’s concept for a hybrid electric train, showcased in 2007. (Image courtesy of Railway Gazette.) Building upon the success of GE ...

by Michael Molitch-Hou at October 04, 2018 05:02 AM

October 03, 2018

3D Print.com

3D Universe Introduces Skin Tone Filaments for 3D Printed Prosthetics

e-NABLE has done wonderful things for people with missing limbs, particularly children, allowing them free access to prosthetic hands and arms that can even make them look like superheroes or...

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by Clare Scott at October 03, 2018 08:42 PM

3Ders

ETH Zürich's construction robot creates Rock Print Pavilion from loose stones and string

Researchers at ETH Zürich are showing off their construction robot who has 3D printed a temporary pavilion using stones and string as part of an exhibition at the Gewerbemuseum in the city of Winterthur.

October 03, 2018 07:57 PM