Future Manufacturing (Incoming News)

July 16, 2019

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3D Printed Formula Student steering wheel designed by Oxford Brookes Racing team [Source: RPS]

3D Printed Formula Student steering wheel designed by Oxford Brookes Racing team [Source: RPS]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 16, 2019 08:18 PM

Where Are The Stratasys Advanced 3D Printing Demonstrators?

The Stratasys Continuous Build 3D Printer [Source: Stratasys]

The Stratasys Continuous Build 3D Printer [Source: Stratasys]

Stratasys seems...

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 16, 2019 05:08 PM

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NASA Funds Made In Space with US$73M For Orbital 3D Printing

The Archinaut space-based 3D printing demonstrator [Source: Made In Space]

The Archinaut space-based 3D printing demonstrator [Source: Made In Space]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 16, 2019 01:49 PM

Book of the Week: 3D Printing of Concrete

3D Printing of Concrete [Source: Amazon]

3D Printing of Concrete [Source: Amazon]

This week’s selection is “3D...

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 16, 2019 10:44 AM

3D Print.com

Korean Startup USEED to Launch Voice Activated AI Driven 3D Printer for Kids

USEED is a Korean startup headed by Jung Soo Lim. The eight-person company got its start making 3D printer kits, and specializes in the education market. The firm makes robotics... The post Korean...

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by Joris Peels at July 16, 2019 07:29 AM

Bralco and GE Additive Sign MoU for Increased Development of 3D Printed Magnetic Components in APAC Region

Singapore-based metal Bralco Advanced Materials, a research, product development, and commercialization company specializing in metal 3D printing, just announced that it has signed a Memorandum of...

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by Sarah Saunders at July 16, 2019 06:09 AM

Hollywood, FL: Sintavia Acquires QC Laboratories; Expands Testing for 3D Printed Parts

Sintavia, headquartered in Hollywood, FL has just announced their official acquisition of QC Laboratories, Inc., located in Hollywood, FL—but also with sites in Orlando, FL, and Cincinnati, OH. The...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 16, 2019 05:57 AM

3D Printed Medical Models Give Better Preoperative Education to Aneurysm Patients

In ‘Obtaining Informed Consent Using Patient Specific 3D Printing Cerebral Aneurysm Model,’ Korean researchers delve into an area that is becoming more well-known as a benefit of 3D printing,...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 16, 2019 04:49 AM

Made In Space is Helping Human Space Colonization Become a Reality

Back in 1998, five space agencies began a collaboration to build the International Space Station (ISS), but building it on the ground and then launching it into space in one... The post Made In...

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by Vanesa Listek at July 16, 2019 04:25 AM

3D Printing News Briefs: July 16, 2019

We’re starting today’s 3D Printing News Briefs off on a story with a deadline – LulzBot is currently having a two-day Amazon Prime Day Sale. Moving on with other business... The...

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by Sarah Saunders at July 16, 2019 04:07 AM

Terry Wohlers

Martin and Short

Steve Martin and Martin Short were in northern Colorado on Friday for a two-hour show filled with comedy and music. Martin and Short are among my favorite comedians. They have been in many movies and television programs such as the Three Amigos and Saturday Night Live. Martin also starred in Father of the Bride, The Jerk, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Parenthood, The Pink Panther, and many others.

The evening began with clips from classic movies and SNL skits to warm up the audience at Budweiser Event Center near Loveland. Martin and Short then appeared to a warm applause and launched into hilarious stories about friends, family, celebrities, and themselves. Throughout the evening, the two took many friendly jabs at one another. They had the audience laughing and in tears. I’m glad my wife and I, along with friends, attended the show.

In the coming weeks and months, Martin, 73, and Short, 69, will perform in other parts of the U.S., as well as in Canada and New Zealand. If you like good, live comedy from two of the very best, book an evening with them. You won’t regret it.

by Terry Wohlers at July 16, 2019 12:00 AM

July 15, 2019

Fabbaloo

3D Systems Returning To Consumer 3D Printing?

The 3D Systems FabPro 1000 desktop SLA 3D printer [Source: Amazon]

The 3D Systems FabPro 1000 desktop SLA 3D printer [Source: Amazon]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 15, 2019 07:49 PM

What’s Next For Nexa3D

Freshly printed clips arise from an NXE 400 3D printer [Image: Fabbaloo]

Freshly printed clips arise from an NXE 400 3D printer [Image: Fabbaloo]

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by Sarah Goehrke at July 15, 2019 04:29 PM

A Coaxial 3D Print Extruder?

An unusual coaxial extrusion system for 3D printing of food [Source: 3D Digital Cooks]

An unusual coaxial extrusion system for 3D printing of food [Source: 3D Digital Cooks]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 15, 2019 03:41 PM

3D Print.com

Researchers Rely on 3D Printed Models & Surgical Guides for Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Medical researchers and orthopedic surgeons in Taiwan at Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital continue to explore better ways to heal bones and manage defects, with their findings outlined in the...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 15, 2019 02:01 PM

Sandia National Laboratories 3D Printing Tamper-Indicating Enclosures

Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are researching improved methods of monitoring and inspecting enclosures, with new systems that visualize molecular changes, alerting users to an issue with...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 15, 2019 12:41 PM

Digilab: On the State of Bioprinting Today

In a recent interview with Digilab‘s CEO Sidney Braginsky, Senior Applications Manager Igor Zlatkin, and John Moore, President and COO, 3DPrint.com got a glimpse of the focus, future, and...

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by Vanesa Listek at July 15, 2019 12:21 PM

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A 3D printed Personal Peltier Cooler [Source: Thingiverse]

A 3D printed Personal Peltier Cooler [Source: Thingiverse]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 15, 2019 10:27 AM

3D Print.com

Wikifactory’s Docubot Challenge Creates a Hardware Solution for Documentation

International startup Wikifactory, established in Hong Kong last June, is a social platform for collaborative product development. Co-founded by four makers, and until recently counting 3DPrint.com...

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by Sarah Saunders at July 15, 2019 08:08 AM

Kickstarter Campaign Continues for High-Resolution Jewelry 3D Scanner

Ukrainian company D3D-s was founded four years ago by father and son team Leonid and Denys Nazarenko, and last year they successfully raised $250,000 through Kickstarter for their first desktop...

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by Sarah Saunders at July 15, 2019 07:40 AM

Interview with Formalloy’s Melanie Lang on Directed Energy Deposition

When I met Melanie Lang at RAPID a lot of the buzz on the show floor was directed at her startup Formalloy. Formalloy has developed a metal deposition head that... The post Interview with...

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by Joris Peels at July 15, 2019 07:11 AM

Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2020: Sign Up for Our 3D Printing Startup Competition

Coming up in February 2020, the annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit, co-hosted by 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Markets Publishing, will be held in Boston for the third year running. This...

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by Sarah Saunders at July 15, 2019 05:23 AM

July 14, 2019

Fabbaloo

3D Printing As Seismometer?

A slight wobble in a 3D print caused by an earthquake [Source: Reddit]

A slight wobble in a 3D print caused by an earthquake [Source: Reddit]

A 3D...

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

3D Print.com

3D Printing Plasticizer-Free Hydrophilic Matrices for Drug Delivery Systems

International researchers have been performing what could be very important work in relation to 3D printed medications, with their findings outlined in the recently published ‘Plasticizer-Free 3D...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 14, 2019 08:19 AM

Mining Space Debris as a Resource for 3D Printing Material

Authors Maria Lucas-Rhimbassen, Cristiana Santos, George Antony Long, and Lucien Rapp delve into some heavy matter in the recently published ‘Conceptual model for a profitable return on investment...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 14, 2019 07:38 AM

July 13, 2019

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3D printed chocolates [Source: Cadbury]

3D printed chocolates [Source: Cadbury]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 13, 2019 03:12 PM

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REGEMAT 3D Will Start Selling Biomaterials

One of the key players in the bioprinting field in Spain will be incorporating seven new biomaterials. In the coming months, REGEMAT 3D will launch a catalog of biomaterials that customers... The...

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by Vanesa Listek at July 13, 2019 05:30 AM

July 12, 2019

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Joel Telling and Josef Prusa [Source: YouTube]

Joel Telling and Josef Prusa [Source: YouTube]

A new video explores the secrets...

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 12, 2019 08:03 PM

3D Print.com

Sandvik Acquires Substantial Holdings in Beam IT—Expanding Additive Manufacturing Presence

Sandvik continues to add to their high-tech offerings, as well as expanding Sandvik Additive Manufacturing with the recent investment in Beam IT. The Sweden-headquartered engineering group,...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 12, 2019 06:30 PM

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Next-Generation Vehicle Platforms [Image: US Army]

Next-Generation Vehicle Platforms [Image: US Army]

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by Sarah Goehrke at July 12, 2019 05:08 PM

Tough Times For Nano Dimension

DragonFly Pro systems set up in Nano Dimension’s headquarters in Ness Ziona, Israel [Image: Fabbaloo]

DragonFly Pro systems set up in Nano Dimension’s headquarters in Ness Ziona, Israel [Image: Fabbaloo]

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by Sarah Goehrke at July 12, 2019 03:24 PM

How Are Large 3D Printers Manufactured?

How does Roboze manufacture the huge Argo 500? [Source: Fabbaloo]

How does Roboze manufacture the huge Argo 500? [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 12, 2019 01:44 PM

SimSolid Faster than FEA, Just as Accurate. What’s Not to Like?

Automotive chassis model with welds represented as cylindrical tubes. A complete automotive chassis could have hundreds of welds. (Picture courtesy of Altair.)

Automotive chassis model with welds represented as cylindrical tubes. A complete automotive chassis could have...

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by ENGINEERING.com at July 12, 2019 10:33 AM

3D Print.com

XYZPrinting to Focus on Industrial 3D Printing: Interview with Fernando Hernandez

They told us we’d all have 3D printers on every desktop. The newspapers, the TV, all the tech blogs. All those that are now complaining that we don’t have 3D... The post XYZPrinting to...

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by Joris Peels at July 12, 2019 10:26 AM

Additive Manufacturing Could Prove Promising in Development of Hydraulic Pumps

Saimaa University of Applied Sciences thesis student, Daniil Levchenko, explores the capabilities of complex 3D printing in ‘Design of a Hydraulic Pump for Construction with Additive Manufacturing...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 12, 2019 08:48 AM

Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing in 2019

Additive manufacturing is changing the world. Another term for 3D printing, additive manufacturing differs from other forms of manufacturing in that, rather than removing material like machining, it...

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by Team JawsTec at July 12, 2019 08:41 AM

Korea: Researchers Unlock the Potential of 3D Printed Casts for Mallet Fingers

Korean researchers are examining better ways to customize casts for patients with bone fractures and other issues in ‘Mallet Finger Lattice Casts Using 3D Printing.’ Here, the team offers a... The...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 12, 2019 07:48 AM

TU Delft: 3D Printing Soft Mechanical Materials for Ultra-Programmable Robotics

TU Delft scientists continue to delve into 3D printing research, recently developing advanced robotics in the form of highly programmable—and soft—actuators. Fabricated with both hard and soft...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 12, 2019 05:00 AM

July 11, 2019

3D Print.com

Czech Republic: Researchers to Support Ongoing Electronic Structures Work with nScrypt 3D Printer

The University of Pardubice is one of the top universities in the Czech Republic, and particularly excels in the chemical sciences. It originally opened in 1950, in answer to a local... The post...

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by Sarah Saunders at July 11, 2019 11:24 PM

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Make is fixed, somewhat [Source: Fabbaloo]

Make is fixed, somewhat [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 11, 2019 07:41 PM

HP’s President Of 3D Printing And Digital Manufacturing On Strategy, Sustainability, Partnerships

Ramon Pastor, GM and Global Head of Plastics Solutions, HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing (left) and Christoph Schell, President, HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing, cut the ribon to the Center of Excellence [Image: Sarah Goehrke]

Ramon Pastor, GM and Global Head of Plastics Solutions, HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing (left) and...

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by Sarah Goehrke at July 11, 2019 04:58 PM

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The German RepRap L320 Silicone 3D Printer [Source: German RepRap]

The German RepRap L320 Silicone 3D Printer [Source: German RepRap]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 11, 2019 03:27 PM

Make That $55M For Xometry

A metal 3D print from Xometry [Image: Xometry]

A metal 3D print from Xometry [Image: Xometry]

Xometry has announced an...

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by Sarah Goehrke at July 11, 2019 12:01 PM

Being a Great Designer is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

The many roles of a designer [Source: SolidSmack]

The many roles of a designer [Source: SolidSmack]

You are a great designer.

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by SolidSmack.com at July 11, 2019 10:24 AM

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Researchers Compare Microstructure of As-Cast, Hot-Extruded, and 3D Printed Magnesium Alloy Samples

Alloys of the shiny gray chemical element magnesium (Mg) feature a high strength-to-weight ratio and a low density of about 1700 kg/m3, making them good options for technical applications in... The...

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by Sarah Saunders at July 11, 2019 09:20 AM

3D Printing and the Circular Economy Part 6: CNC Machining

This is a brief article based on the differences between 3D printing and CNC machining in terms of waste. This part 6 of this series on the circular economy. The post 3D Printing and the Circular...

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

Video Series: Comparing 3D Printing Processes with Xometry’s X-Tiles

Overchoice is a real thing; when there are dozens of 3D printing materials to choose from it can become a challenge to know which material to choose, let alone what... The post Video Series:...

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by Team Xometry at July 11, 2019 07:32 AM

iMaterialise

3D Printing for Beginners: A Dictionary

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

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

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

AM – Additive Manufacturing

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

ABS – Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

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

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

CAD – Computer Aided Design

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

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CAD Software

DMLS – Direct Metal Laser Sintering

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

 

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A Titanium Rock by DAMN © Laura Schillemans

FDM – Fused Deposition Modeling

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

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

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FFF – Fused Filament Fabrication

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

MJF – Multi Jet Fusion (HP)

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

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

PA – Polyamide

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

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

PLA – Polylactic Acid

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

SL/SLA – Stereolithography

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

SLS – Selective Laser Sintering

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

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

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Selective Laser Sintering Machine

.STL

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

TPU – Thermoplastic Polyurethane

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

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

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

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

Want to know more about getting started with 3D printing? Get your free ‘Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing‘ and receive exclusive updates about 3D printing trends.

by Aura Farrando at July 11, 2019 07:29 AM

3D Print.com

3D Printing News Briefs: July 11, 2019

We’ve got plenty of new products to talk about in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with materials from two chemical companies. WACKER announced new grades of of liquid...

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by Sarah Saunders at July 11, 2019 05:06 AM

Using Casting, Graphene, and SLM 3D Printing to Create Bioinspired Cilia Sensors

  What Mother Nature has already created, we humans are bound to try and recreate; case in point: biological sensors. Thanks to good old biomimicry, researchers have made their own... The post...

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by Sarah Saunders at July 11, 2019 04:30 AM

Royal DSM & Briggs Automotive Company Developing 3D Printed Parts for Supercar, the Mono R

A recent announcement between Royal DSM and Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) should garner interest from the realms of both automotive and technology as they move forward to showcase the...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 11, 2019 02:06 AM

Ponoko

Custom Acrylic Stencils

With Laser Cut Templates, Drafting And Wireframing Become Faster And More Accurate

We may live in a digital world, but when it comes to brainstorming ideas and retaining what we’ve learned, there are no better tools than taking pen to paper. There’s something magical about how thoughts manifested in the brain seemingly travel down the arm to the hand and out the end of a pen, pencil or crayon (we won’t judge; just let us use the periwinkle one).

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by Lisa Horn at July 11, 2019 12:05 AM

July 10, 2019

3D Print.com

German RepRap Introduces New L320 3D Printer for Liquid Additive Manufacturing

First introduced on the AM trade show circuit in 2017, the unique Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) 3D printing process by industrial 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap works somewhat like...

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by Sarah Saunders at July 10, 2019 10:48 PM

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Metal parts in an SLM Solutions system [Image: SLM Solutions]

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by Sarah Goehrke at July 10, 2019 04:35 PM

3D Print.com

Oligomers for 3D Printing Inks & Resins

As more and more manufacturers look to replace traditional mass manufacturing processes with 3D printing, they are striving to create new, higher quality printing materials that overcome problems...

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by Team Dymax at July 10, 2019 12:47 PM

University of Montana: Analyzing Accuracy of 3D Printed Femurs for Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaelogy

Thesis student Myriah Adonia Jo Allen (University of Montana) discusses not only the implications of 3D scanning and 3D printing overall, but more specifically, how important the technology of...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 10, 2019 12:44 PM

Smart Materials: 3D Printing Self-Healing Capsules for Concrete

In ‘3D printed capsules for self-healing concrete applications,’ researchers are exploring the world of self-healing materials further, with the creation of macro-capsules that can actually be filled...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 10, 2019 11:07 AM

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Free IP Protection and Quality Control Solution – GROW

GROW is a software company founded several years back with the aim to enable secure distributed additive manufacturing. They have developed a suite of cloud and desktop solutions enabling a... The...

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by Team Grow at July 10, 2019 07:46 AM

3D Printed Syringe Bracket Reduces Chances for Bacterial Contamination

If you have ever experienced a major illness or serious injury, most likely you were extremely thankful for the medical professionals who helped you get your life back; however, it... The post 3D...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 10, 2019 06:50 AM

Tunisia: Researchers 3D Print Optimized Car Leaf Spring out of Carbon PEEK

Authors Amir Kessentini, Gulam Mohammed Sayeed Ahmed, and Jamel Madiouli have performed research and analysis after 3D printing a car part, with their findings outlined and recently published in...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 10, 2019 06:17 AM

July 09, 2019

Fabbaloo

NewPro3D's NP1 3D Printer Now Available

The NewPro3D NP1 high speed 3D printer is here! [Source: NewPro3D]

The NewPro3D NP1 high speed 3D printer is here! [Source: NewPro3D]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 09, 2019 08:14 PM

Velo3D's Incredible Metal 3D Printing Process

An extremely fine 3D printed metal mesh by Velo3D’s Sapphire system [Source: Fabbaloo]

An extremely fine 3D printed metal mesh by Velo3D’s Sapphire system [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 09, 2019 05:18 PM

Innovators Need Guidance

Model: Jet Engine Model by An Duong [Image: DesignBox3D]

Model: Jet Engine Model by An Duong [Image: DesignBox3D]

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by Preet Jesrani at July 09, 2019 03:41 PM

Objet

An Insider’s View: Boom and Stratasys Take on Supersonic Flight

If you truly love making things, then you also love making things in the best way possible to achieve desired results.  This inherently means learning new methods, studying them, and becoming proficient in them. In turn, making things not just a better way – but the BEST way.

Two years ago, Stratasys entered into a partnership with Boom Supersonic – the Colorado-based company building what’s expected to be history’s fastest supersonic airliner. Their XB-1 is planning to hit the skies in mid-2020.

I have had the privilege of watching with amazement as Boom incorporated Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) into the normal everyday toolkit. Boom has done this faster than any other aerospace company I’ve worked with.  You could argue they’re a small company and agile when incorporating new technology, a luxury many companies don’t have.  But this is not it.

Boom was founded on the principle of making something better. It’s not to be innovative, it’s not to be rule-breakers or pioneers – it’s to take a collection of all the better ways of manufacturing and putting them together to build the best supersonic commercial transport aircraft.

Signing a seven-year production-focused extension with Boom is a compliment to Stratasys that cannot go unnoticed.  The design and manufacturing teams are not experimenting, they are building. The entire Stratasys team supporting this partnership is beyond excited to work with Boom on upcoming technical development projects – all of which focus on putting the proven Stratasys F900 AIS to work.   

So, what’s different about how Boom accelerated their use of additive?  

First, Boom doesn’t treat FDM as a special project. It is treated as a potential solution – subject to the same considerations as other technologies to meet requirements, cost and schedule.  When printing a part is a better way of manufacturing a geometry, it gets 3D printed.

Second, Boom took the time upfront to get comfortable with the technology by pushing it, failing with it, and succeeding with it. They learned additive in action on the production floor, transparent to anyone in their hanger.  Boom gave widespread access to use 3D printers and demanded teams work smarter; and if that meant using the Stratasys F370 or F450 3D Printers to get something done, then they did it.

Third, they’re staying focused on the primary goal – finding and focusing on all the ways to manufacture a better aircraft.

What is your organization’s goal? If you’re struggling to get additive incorporated, my advice would be to stop focusing on additive and start focusing on doings things better. 

Spend some time getting educated on the capabilities of additive, and then move forward with the best solution. 

This process will likely bring you to additive – and to Stratasys…But only when it’s appropriate to do so.  

Ready to take flight and integrate 3D Printing into your environment? Learn more about our solutions for aerospace HERE.

The post An Insider’s View: Boom and Stratasys Take on Supersonic Flight appeared first on Stratasys Blog.

by Erin Olson at July 09, 2019 01:49 PM

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Artec 3D Releases New 3D Scanning Turntable Accessory

The new Artec Turntable accessory for 3D scanning [Source: Artec 3D]

The new Artec Turntable accessory for 3D scanning [Source: Artec 3D]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 09, 2019 12:01 PM

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Automated Construction Safety [Source: Amazon]

Automated Construction Safety [Source: Amazon]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 09, 2019 10:27 AM

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University of Nottingham: 3D Printed PG/PLA Composites for Repairing Fractures

In ‘Mechanical properties and in vitro degradation behavior of additively manufactured phosphate glass particles/fibers reinforced polyactide,’ authors Lizhe He, Jiahui Zhong, Chenkai Zhu, and...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 09, 2019 07:15 AM

Self Healing Dynamic Polyurea Materials Show Significant Potential in 3D Printing

International researchers have been working together to improve on self-healing polymers, outlining their success in creating a covalent urea bond in the recently published ‘Dynamic covalent urea...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 09, 2019 07:02 AM

PEEK, PEKK and ULTEM May Just be the 3D Printing Thermoplastics You Need in Your Life

There was definitely life before plastics, but today we can’t imagine living without them. Before they were even invented (the first synthetic polymer was developed in 1869 by John...

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by Vanesa Listek at July 09, 2019 06:56 AM

Aalto School of Engineering: Reverse Engineering Spare Parts Through 3D Technology

In the recently published, ‘Methods to reverse engineer spare parts,’ thesis student Edoardo Colombo, from the Aalto School of Engineering, expounds on the benefits of digital spare parts, and...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 09, 2019 06:50 AM

Germany: Testing Creep Properties in 3D Printed Single Crystal Ni-base Superalloys

German researchers explore creep properties in superalloys, detailing their findings in the recently published ‘Creep properties of single crystal Ni-base superalloys (SX): A comparison between...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 09, 2019 03:16 AM

July 08, 2019

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iMakr Hacked!

It seems that iMakr has been hacked! [Source: screenshot via Fabbaloo]

It seems that iMakr has been hacked! [Source: screenshot via Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 08, 2019 07:09 PM

3D Print Learning Series: Business

Fabbaloo’s 3D print Learning Series on Business aspects

Fabbaloo’s 3D print Learning Series on Business aspects

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 08, 2019 05:08 PM

Design of the Week: Silhouette Vase

The 3D printed Silhouette Vase [Source: Instructables]

The 3D printed Silhouette Vase [Source: Instructables]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 08, 2019 10:31 AM

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3D Printing May Also Disrupt Product Liability Laws

In their recently published paper, ‘What Shall we do with the Drunken Sailor? Product Safety in the Aftermath of 3D Printing,’ Klaus Heine and Shu Li discuss how a disruptive... The post 3D Printing...

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

Interview with Martin Forth of RAPLAS on Open Materials Manufacturing With 3D Printing

Martin Forth of RAPLAS wants to bring 3D printing to manufacturing. This is quite a popular narrative at the moment. But, far from the smoke and mirrors of startup land, there... The post Interview...

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by Joris Peels at July 08, 2019 09:48 AM

Interview with Alexandre Donnadieu-Deray of 3YOURMIND

Alexandre Donnadieu-Deray is the Managing Director of the company 3YOURMIND. 3YOURMIND provides software to manage and optimize your end-to-end Additive Manufacturing workflows. There organization...

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by Ese Osaghae at July 08, 2019 09:25 AM

Interview with Tendai Pasipanodya on Integrating 3D Printing with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Tendai Pasipanodya It is interesting to note there are ideas of integrating 3D printing with UN’s SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and that it can be a useful tool to... The post...

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by Farai Mashambanhaka at July 08, 2019 09:13 AM

Singapore: AirMesh Project Tests 3D Printed Functional Space Frames

Felix Raspall, Carlos Banon, and Jenn Chong Tay, researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, explore 3D printing with metal for space frame components and structures. Their...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 08, 2019 09:02 AM

July 07, 2019

Fabbaloo

Multi-Material Powder Bed 3D Print Anti-Counterfeiting

A polymer 3D print using PA12, with red coloration from mixing with an iron oxide powder. [Image: Aerosint]

A polymer 3D print using PA12, with red coloration from mixing with an iron oxide powder. [Image: Aerosint]

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by Sarah Goehrke at July 07, 2019 04:37 PM

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Vienna: 3D printing Prototypes for Cutting the Cost of Lab-on-a-Chip & Organ-on-a-Chip Systems

A variety of new microfabrication methods are available now for creating rapid prototypes and new systems, and Vienna University of Technology researchers explain new research in ‘Characterization of...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 07, 2019 08:29 AM

July 06, 2019

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Dynamical 3D's DT60 Industrial 3D Printer

Dynamical 3D’s DT60 industrial 3D printer

Dynamical 3D’s DT60 industrial 3D printer

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 06, 2019 04:21 PM

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Beijing: 3D Printing Molybdenum Ion Thruster Components

Beijing researchers are exploring better ways to qualify ion optics, fabricating molybdenum components via additive manufacturing. Their findings were published recently in ‘3D Printed molybdenum for...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 06, 2019 09:28 AM

3D Printing News Briefs: July 6, 2019

In this installment of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re sharing some business news with you, along with a case study about a 3D printer farm. First up, AMUG just installed... The post 3D...

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by Sarah Saunders at July 06, 2019 06:52 AM

July 05, 2019

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Discovered: How To Eliminate Metal 3D Print Warping

Eliminating warping caused during metal 3D printing [Source: Science Direct]

Eliminating warping caused during metal 3D printing [Source: Science Direct]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 05, 2019 08:34 PM

Mysterious Multi-Material 3D Printing Coming From Lake3D

Unnamed dental 3D printer concept to produce photorealistic artificial teeth [Source: Lake3D]

Unnamed dental 3D printer concept to produce photorealistic artificial teeth [Source: Lake3D]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 05, 2019 05:23 PM

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Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio shows off a 3D printed data map [Image: YouTube]

Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio shows off a 3D printed data map [Image: YouTube]

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by Sarah Goehrke at July 05, 2019 03:24 PM

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Aurora Labs Executes Memorandum of Understanding with Gränges AB. Left to right, Carl Rodling (Gränges AB), David Budge (Aurora Labs), Richard Westergård (Gränges AB) [Source: Aurora Labs / Taya Reid]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 05, 2019 01:42 PM

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Interview with Lorena James, Who Turns Invasive Species of Quagga Mussels Into 3D Printing Filament

This is an interview with Lorena James of Z Spools. She is looking to be a force within the environmental sector and manufacturing sector with her organization. The post Interview with Lorena James,...

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by Ese Osaghae at July 05, 2019 12:24 PM

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Onshape Bringing Back the Local User Meeting

Onshape by the numbers. CEO Hirschtick is proud of it being picked No 1 in customer satisfaction of all CAD software in 2018. [Source: ENGINEERING.com]

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by ENGINEERING.com at July 05, 2019 10:33 AM

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Russian Lab Optimizes FDM 3D Printing Processes Leading to Increased Part Strength of 108%

In this study, Russian researchers sought to optimize FFF 3D printing parameters further, improving on strength and optimization processes. Their findings were released in the recently published...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 05, 2019 09:25 AM

Interview with Massimo Bricchi of Kuraray on 3D Printing Biodegradable Materials

Massimo Bricchi Massimo Bricchi is Kuraray Europe‘s Regional Marketing Manager. The company is involved in the production of chemicals and resins, fibers and textiles, high-performance...

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by Farai Mashambanhaka at July 05, 2019 09:15 AM

Glasgow Researchers Explore Stem Cell Engineering with Bacteria Filled Microgels

Researchers from the University of Glasgow are expanding their research into bioprinting, with their findings outlined in the recently published ‘Bacteria laden microgels as autonomous 3D...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 05, 2019 08:15 AM

Researchers Examine Effects of Gas Chemistry in Laser-based Powder Bed Fusion

In ‘Influence of atmosphere on microstructure and nitrogen content in AISI 316L fabricated by laserbased powder bed fusion,’ the researchers take on the challenge of creating parts via...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 05, 2019 08:13 AM

Should We Begin Preparing for 3D Printed Nuclear Weapons?

The large NC3 (Nuclear Command, Control & Communications) architecture, comprised of systems made up of many airborne, space-based, and terrestrial components meant to connect nuclear forces in...

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by Sarah Saunders at July 05, 2019 05:55 AM

3D Printing & the Circular Economy, Part 5 – Human Development Index

This is an article that talks about the importance of the Human Development Index as it relates to the Circular Economy. The post 3D Printing & the Circular Economy, Part 5 – Human...

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by Ese Osaghae at July 05, 2019 05:31 AM

July 04, 2019

Fabbaloo

The Safety Bomb Hidden In Some Metal 3D Print Operations

Some complex metal 3D prints [Source: Fabbaloo]

Some complex metal 3D prints [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 04, 2019 03:22 PM

New Features in Ultimaker Cura 4.1 Include Cloud Discovery

Ultimaker Cura 4.1 is released [Source: Ultimaker]

Ultimaker Cura 4.1 is released [Source: Ultimaker]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 04, 2019 01:48 PM

iMaterialise

Using 3D Printing to Create Artisan Jewelry

London-based jewelry brand Maria Piana strives to create a new form of abstract jewelry, using intricate industrial processes and artisan experimental techniques. 3D modeling has become the backbone of creating their design aesthetic and bringing their unique visions to life, elevating their collections in ways not possible before. One of the co-designers at Maria Piana, Constantino Papaconstantinou, walked us through the brand’s creative and technical processes to design and create 3D printed jewelry.

When Constantino Papaconstantinou’s and jewelry designer Maria Piana’s paths crossed for the first time, it was a charmed chance meeting. As a design team, their pieces evoke a sense of sophistication and luxury, with detailed and unique sculpturing made possible by 3D design.

3D-printed ring by Maria PianaPrior to joining forces, both had been working in jewelry for quite some time. Constantino has been in the industry for more than 20 years, working with international retail brands and then starting his own jewelry design company and lab. Maria Piana began her career as a dentist before pursuing her passion for jewelry and starting her namesake London-based brand. When they met, she had been working on her second collection and together Constantino and Maria expanded the Maria Piana brand to elevate the pieces from the statement line to include more wearable pieces.

The brand’s designs have been featured in Vogue and on other international magazine covers, and worn by celebrities such as Beyoncé and Lady Gaga.

Elevating the collection with 3D design

Constantino saw the potential of using 3D design to create jewelry back in 2003 when he first started experimenting with 3D software. 3D modeling software to design the jewelry has made it possible to visualize certain pieces and aspects of the jewelry in ways that were not possible before.

“Ever since I was a kid, I have been drawing and designing, from copying maps to sketching floor plans,” he tells us. “When I realized I could design and manufacture the types of pieces I was thinking of by using 3D software, I was fascinated and started learning Rhino.”

This has allowed Constantino to design and print more complex pieces.

3D-printed Necklace by Maria Piana

3D-printed Necklace by Maria Piana

 

“3D design gives you the opportunity to see things before they are constructed or manufactured, make any changes on paper, cut trial and error procedures, and speed up processes while being confident about the final result,” Constantino explains.

Maria Piana’s first collection consisted of waterjet-cut pieces, while the second collection took that next step forward and added a third dimension to the wearable line, to experiment with more complex and playful shapes and designs.

Taking a leap of faith with i.materialise

“I have 3D printers, casting machines, and furnaces in my own lab, but they are oriented towards custom gold jewelry. I did some online research I found i.materialise and their parent company Materialise, and because I trusted the results I saw in their portfolios, I proposed to Maria to take a shot with our first 3D printed pieces,” he says.

They have been using the i.materialise platform ever since.

“The quality and polishing of i.materialise is excellent, and overall I must say that it’s great value for money and it has saved me a lot of time trying to produce these large and complex pieces myself,” he says. He is able to simply upload the design to the i.materialise website, wait for the order to arrive and then add small final touches where needed (such as earring clasps).

Earrings by Maria Piana

Earrings by Maria Piana

As a dual team of collaborative designers with a passion for exploring new ways of designs, working with i.materialise and using 3D printing has been the ideal creative scenario. From a business standpoint, using 3D printing is also more economical, since the brand are looking to drop small collections of complex designs in brass or silver, and in small to medium quantities where economies of scale cannot be applied. To build the design, they use lost-wax casting as the technology which captures all the intricate and precise details of the pieces, making it ideal for 3D printed jewelry.

From a paper concept to a printed reality

Maria and Constantino start designing their collections using a mood board, with a selection of around 20 pieces per collection. Constantino then begins designing the 3D models. This is mostly done using Rhino, occasionally using other software to add some texture where necessary.

“I use a completely stripped-down version of Rhino with no add-ons or libraries because I like using parts designed by myself and skip the ready-made components in libraries,” he says of his work process. “This definitely adds to the identity of the design, makes it more difficult to copy, and in the end, makes you a more skilled 3D designer since you have to figure out custom solutions instead of resorting to cookie-cutter ones.”

Co-designer Maria Piana

Co-designer Maria Piana

Designs are then printed in brass to be showcased in exhibitions (Premiere Classe in Paris Fashion Week, during London Fashion Week, HOMI Milano) and then reprinted in brass or silver depending on orders. The finish the brand opts for brass is usually gold plating on a highly polished surface.

However, designing intricate pieces of jewelry isn’t without its challenges, Constantino explains.

Maria Piana co-designer Constantino Papaconstantinou

Maria Piana co-designer Constantino Papaconstantinou

“Sometimes we would like to add more information to the design, to make it more complex, to give it more layers, so to speak,” he tells us. “The change in mindset is the most important and realistic approach that they have to use when they are designing the pieces in 3D, whereas on paper, they can still be dreaming.”

“After all, when you design in 3D software, you are not only designing but you are simultaneously modeling,” he explained. “This means you are in a way constructing, so there must be a sweet spot between aesthetics and the ability to produce the actual design, a spot where the idea, purified by the filter of production methods we have in mind, becomes the final product design.”

 Ready to add new dimensions to your own art or design projects? Simply upload your 3D model to our online 3D printing service and choose from lots of high-quality materials, colors, and finishes.

We love seeing what our community gets up to. Tag us on social media with #imaterialise for a chance to get featured!

 

by molly at July 04, 2019 01:27 PM

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How To 3D Print Lithophanes

A 3D Printed Lithophane [Source: SolidSmack]

A 3D Printed Lithophane [Source: SolidSmack]

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by SolidSmack.com at July 04, 2019 10:24 AM

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Sciaky Joins R&D Initiative to Combine Traditional Metallurgy with Wirefed Metal 3D Printing Techniques

Metal 3D printing solutions provider Sciaky, Inc., well known for its extremely popular Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) process, just announced that it has entered into a research and...

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by Sarah Saunders at July 04, 2019 09:04 AM

Aerosint and InfraTrac Extending Chemical Tagging in Parts 3D Printed with Powder Bed Fusion

I can’t think of a single person who likes getting the automated reminder that it’s time to change their password, which includes the many instructions on what does and...

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by Sarah Saunders at July 04, 2019 01:01 AM

July 03, 2019

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The AON-M2 High-Temperature 3D Printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

The AON-M2 High-Temperature 3D Printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 03, 2019 08:24 PM

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Prusa Research’s all-time product line on display at their HQ, including the current Original Prusa i3 MK3 printer [Source: YouTube]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 03, 2019 05:04 PM

Experiencing XponentialWorks

Avi Reichental at XponentialWorks HQ [Image: Fabbaloo]

Avi Reichental at XponentialWorks HQ [Image: Fabbaloo]

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by Sarah Goehrke at July 03, 2019 03:33 PM

Objet

Angel Trains, DB ESG, Stratasys and Printing Portal recognized for application of 3D printing solutions in UK rail industry

Angel Trains, DB ESG, Stratasys and Printing Portal have just received “Highly Commended” recognition for a third-place finish out of 20 entries at the annual Railway Industry Innovation Awards, held in London on 28 June.

The collaboration builds on additive manufacturing to address the issue of obsolete parts, reduce whole life rolling stock costs and enable vehicles to remain in passenger service longer. This innovation also has the added potential to lower costs for train operating companies, as smaller volumes of parts can now be produced cost-effectively, rather than in mass quantities.

The group has established a process enabling production of components that comply with rail industry standards and are suitable for use in passenger vehicles. The group leverages Stratasys’ Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) additive manufacturing technology and have several successes since the collaboration began less than a year ago. These include:

  • 3D scanning and digitising 80 legacy railway components
  • Successfully fire testing two 3D printed FDM materials, ensuring compliance to Rail Standard EN45545-2
  • Re-designing and 3D printing five railway components, all fully certified for in-service use. 
  • Agreeing to trial 30, 3D printed parts with two operators beginning this summer. This is the first in-service trial of production-ready 3D printed parts in the UK rail industry.

The partners have also agreed to a range of R&D work to further push technology boundaries and speed adoption by the wider industry.

Some comments from our partners:

“This is the beginning of an exciting future in the 3D printing area. AM offers far greater control of the supply chain and has the potential to radically transform the rail manufacturing industry. As one of the largest investors in UK rail, we continue to work hard to ensure that our innovative technology drives industry advances and revolutionises passenger experience. We are collaborating with transport companies from across Europe to help drive this technology and strongly support operators and suppliers in adopting this technology on Angel Trains’ assets.” –Euan Smith, Head of Product Management, Angel Trains

“This has been an exciting project to work on to date. Our role has been in investigating the design, production and finishing of FDM parts, verifying whether the parts comply with rail standards and checking whether they work in the operating environments. We have also optimised the component design of FDM manufacture.” –Martin Stevens, Head of Mechanical Engineering, DB ESG

Founded in 1998, the Railway Industry Innovation Awards is the longest-standing awards scheme in the industry. Organised by the 4th Friday Club, these annual awards celebrate the brightest ideas in the market.

We truly believe this is just the beginning – and together with our partners – we will drive the widespread adoption of 3D printed parts across the rail landscape.

To fully explore the impact of 3D printing on the rail industry, visit our Manufacturing Page for more details.

The post Angel Trains, DB ESG, Stratasys and Printing Portal recognized for application of 3D printing solutions in UK rail industry appeared first on Stratasys Blog.

by Eric Bredin at July 03, 2019 02:00 PM

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nTopology's New nTop Platform Offers High Speed Complex Design

A complex 3D printed metal part designed in nTop Platform [Source: Fabbaloo]

A complex 3D printed metal part designed in nTop Platform [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 03, 2019 01:44 PM

Sculpteo

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3D Print.com

Prusa Publishes Hardware and Firmware Updates for 3D Printers, Ships over 130,000 Printers

It’s time for another one of Prusa‘s popular updates on its various hardware and firmware! The company makes sure its customers always know about the latest new products and improvements...

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by Sarah Saunders at July 03, 2019 09:22 AM

Exploring the Future of 3D Technology & Virtual Reality in the Academic Library

Authors Zack Lischer-Katz, Kristina Golubiewski-Davis, Jennifer Grayburn, and Veronica Ikeshoji-Orlati discuss the future of 3D printing and virtual reality in libraries around the world, outlining...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 03, 2019 09:18 AM

Evaluating Fabrication & Performance of 3D Printed Micro-Mixers Made with SLA, Polyjet and FDM

Researchers delve further into the relationship between technology, fabrication, and performance in ‘On the Impact of the Fabrication Method on the Performance of 3D Printed Mixers,’ examining how...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 03, 2019 08:42 AM

Interview with Mei Ogata of JTL America on Testing for 3D Printing

As we move from prototyping to production, testing is becoming more and more important. Crucial in qualifying parts and materials, but also in establishing QA or developing new materials,...

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by Joris Peels at July 03, 2019 08:25 AM

Singapore: UV-Assisted Extrusion-Based Bioprinting to Make GelMA Hydrogels for Soft Tissue Engineering

It’s difficult to manufacture complex tissue constructs with the necessary mechanical properties and structure integrity when you’re with bioprinting in soft tissue engineering....

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by Sarah Saunders at July 03, 2019 08:21 AM

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Over a Dozen US Additive Manufacturing Proposals will Receive NASA’s SBIR and STTR Awards

NASA is looking to develop technologies that will break boundaries in space, such as pilotless aircraft or solar panels, that could help humans live on the Moon and Mars. During... The post Over a...

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by Vanesa Listek at July 03, 2019 06:00 AM

July 02, 2019

Fabbaloo

The Bison 1000 3D Printer

The Bison 1000 3D Printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

The Bison 1000 3D Printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 02, 2019 08:24 PM

The Importance of Naming Your 3D Print Company

What’s in a company name? [Source: Fabbaloo]

What’s in a company name? [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 02, 2019 05:04 PM

Zortrax Leans Dental With Biocompatible Resins

3D printed dental surgical guides [Image: Zortrax]

3D printed dental surgical guides [Image: Zortrax]

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by Sarah Goehrke at July 02, 2019 03:27 PM

Book of the Week: Hacking Electronics

Hacking Electronics [Source: Amazon]

Hacking Electronics [Source: Amazon]

This week’s selection is “Hacking...

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 02, 2019 10:34 AM

3D Print.com

3D Printing News Briefs: July 2nd, 2019

We’re talking partnerships and materials in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. The Alfa Romeo F1 team and Additive Industries are strengthening their technology partnership, while Beam-IT...

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by Sarah Saunders at July 02, 2019 09:09 AM

CELLINK and Uppsala University Send 3D Printed Stem Cells to Space

To study the influence of microgravity and hypergravity on living systems, bioprinting pioneer CELLINK, in collaboration with a team of scientists at Uppsala University, has sent 3D bioprinted...

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by Vanesa Listek at July 02, 2019 08:11 AM

Premium AEROTEC Partnering with Lockheed Martin to Search for 3D Printing Opportunities on the F-35

The Paris Air Show ended over a week ago, but event news from the 3D printing industry continues to fly in as we hear about more investment and partnership announcements. The...

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by Sarah Saunders at July 02, 2019 08:10 AM

Aluminum-Tin Ink May Be Used for 3D Printing Replacement Parts on the ISS

Authors Z.S. Courtright and C.W. Hill of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center explore the uses of a very specific metallic ink in ‘Optimization of Aluminum-Tin Ink Composition and Sintering in...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 02, 2019 07:59 AM

Inside 3D Printing Brazil: BioEdTech is Bringing Bioprinting to Brazil and Beyond

Startup BioEdTech, which recently attended Inside 3D Printing Brasil 2019, is focusing on spreading the word about 3D printing through education, offering courses, training sessions, and development...

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by Vanesa Listek at July 02, 2019 06:55 AM

July 01, 2019

Ponoko

New Sleek & Satin Materials

The Expanded Acrylic Selection Gives You More Laser Cutting Options

We love getting feedback on all the designs you’re laser cutting. One request has been more thickness options for acrylic. “Ask, and it shall be given to you!”

Previously only available in 3.0mm thickness, now matte black acrylic has been added to the NZ catalog in 6.0mm thickness and to the USA catalog in 5.6mm thickness. And as an extra bonus for those stateside,

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by Lisa Horn at July 01, 2019 10:22 PM

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Xometry published several videos to help choose a 3D printing process [Source: YouTube]

Xometry published several videos to help choose a 3D printing process [Source: YouTube]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 01, 2019 04:57 PM

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Korea: Optimizing High-Viscosity Ceramic Resins for Supportless SLA 3D Printing

In ‘Optimization and characterization of high-viscosity ZrO2 ceramic nanocomposite resins for supportless stereolithography,’ Korean researchers examine new materials for SLA printing, working to...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 01, 2019 04:20 PM

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Photocentric Liquid Crystal 3D Printers For Industrial Production

Industrial 3D prints made by Photocentric’s LC series of 3D printers [Source: Fabbaloo]

Industrial 3D prints made by Photocentric’s LC series of 3D printers [Source: Fabbaloo]

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 01, 2019 03:41 PM

Design of the Week: 3D Printed Vacuum Cleaner

A 3D printed vacuum cleaner [Source: Imgur]

A 3D printed vacuum cleaner [Source: Imgur]

This week’s selection is the ...

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by Kerry Stevenson at July 01, 2019 10:23 AM

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Indiana Researchers: 3D Printing Smart Multimaterial Fibers & Sensors

In ‘Towards Digital Manufacturing of Smart Multimaterial Fibers,’ Indiana researchers explore the use of fibers in 3D printing, along with the potential for expanding their functionality...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 01, 2019 10:19 AM

Interview With SmarTech’s Scott Dunham on the Additive Manufacturing Metal Powders Research

For the past five years, Scott Dunham has been preparing the Additive Manufacturing with Metal Powders Report for SmarTech. SmarTech, part-owned by 3DPrint.com, is the only analysis and research...

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by Joris Peels at July 01, 2019 08:56 AM

Sweden: Researchers 3D Printing with Wood-Based Ink for Greener Manufacturing

Wood materials would normally be impossible to process without a range of sharp tools to manipulate them into the desired form; however, as researchers often are famous for (within the...

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by Bridget O'Neal at July 01, 2019 08:46 AM

Roboze Argo 500 Sets the Standard for the Production of Large Scale Finished Components with High Temperature and Composite Polymers

Bari, Italy With its new Argo 500, Roboze aims to become the leader in the large-scale 3D printing industry with high performance plastics. The Argo 500 is the result of constant...

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by Ilaria Guicciardini at July 01, 2019 08:00 AM