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MIT brushes up on 3D-printing hair

Researchers at MIT's Media Lab have developed a method for 3D printing hair structures with a diameter as small as 50 micrometers each. With the …

3D Printing

World's first 3D-printed office opens in Dubai

And it was built in under three weeks.<p>The world's first 3D-printed office building opened this week in Dubai, <i>Reuters</i> reports. The 2,700-square-foot, single-story building was built in just 17 days using a gigantic, 20-foot tall 3D printer and a special mix of concrete, fiber reinforced plastic and …

Dubai

Lasers and nanoparticles combine to allow metalic 3D printing in midair

Traditional 3D printing has limits that have negatively impacted its usefulness. For one, almost all 3D printers use plastic as the medium, and that …

3D Printing

Could we print our medicine at home?

Can you imagine a world where you print your own pharmaceutical drugs at home? It’s a long way off, but a paper published in the International …

Rapid Prototyping and the Food Industry

With ever decreasing prices for 3d printers, more and more sophisticated CAD software and the endless increase of hardware processing power, the …

Material science and 3D printing methods explained

In the world of 3D printing, materials are everything and the science is getting more advanced by the day.The days where we just tried to replicate …

Manufacturing

Arcam unveils two new industrial 3D printers, plans to build powder plant in Montreal

May 20, 2016 | By Alec<p>It must be busy time over at the HQ of Arcam. The Swedish pioneers of Electron Beam Melting (EBM) 3D printing already offer a …

Quebec

GCODE.Clay explores digital design and art through 3D printed ceramics

Apr 21, 2016 | By Tess<p>A number of artists from around the world have, in recent years, begun to work with 3D printing, using the technological medium …

Design

Infertile Mice Give Birth, Thanks To 3D-Printed Ovaries

A similar technique might help restore human fertility<p>Whether it’s because of a treatment like chemotherapy, a result of age, or for other reasons, women's bodies can stop producing the eggs that, when fertilized, can become babies. Now researchers have developed a 3D-printed scaffolding that could …

Carbon releases the M1, first commercial CLIP based 3D printer

Apr 1, 2016 | By Tess<p>Industrial 3D printing company <b>Carbon</b> (formerly Carbon3D) has just today unveiled its first commercial 3D printer, the M1, along …

Polymagnets: Showing Us the Possibility of 3D Printing Magnetic Fields

When we look at the world through the lens of 3D printing, it’s easy to imagine a future full of mass customization and IoT within a wide range of …

3D Printing

This Impossibly Intricate Dress Was 3-D Printed In A Single Go

Even more impressive? The 3-D printer was smaller than the dress itself.<p>Nervous Systems is a generative design studio founded by MIT alums known for merging the natural world with 3-D printed fashion. For its latest project, the studio teamed up with Boston's Museum of Fine Arts to create a …

Dresses

How 3D-Printed Maps Are Helping the Blind and Visually Impaired

Engineers and designers are just starting to explore the potential of 3D-printed maps for the visually impaired.<p>The Joseph Kohn Training Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey*, is a state-funded facility that teaches vocational skills to the blind and visually impaired. Old wooden maps help students …

Mattel's new ThingMaker is a $300 3D printer for toys

3D printing is now so easy, even children can do it.<p>We've been waiting years for 3D printing to finally be simple enough for mainstream consumers -- and now, it looks like Mattel might be the first company to make that happen. At NYC's Toy Fair this weekend, Mattel unveiled ThingMaker, a revival of …

Mattel

Doctors 3D-print 'living' body parts

<b>Custom-made, living body parts have been 3D-printed in a significant advance for regenerative medicine, say scientists.</b><p>The sections of bone, muscle and cartilage all functioned normally when implanted into animals.<p>The breakthrough, published in Nature Biotechnology, raises the hope of using living …

Medicine

Why These Big Companies Want a New 3D File Format

The likes of Microsoft, GE, and HP want a new file format to streamline 3D manufacturing.<p>Despite an anemic 2015 in the 3D printing world, economic predictions for the industry’s overall growth remain bright. But in the eyes of large businesses with a stake in the expansion of the 3D printing market …

Fabrication

Here’s why Harvard 3-D printed a baby brain

Harvard scientists have 3-D printed a replica of a human brain — but it's not for any Frankenstein-esque experiments. The researchers wanted to help puzzle out the origins of the twisty, bendy folds found in a healthy brain. Most animals don't have these wrinkles, and while most scientists are …

Harvard

Mcor’s New $5,995 ARKe 3D Printer Ushers in Full-Color Desktop 3D Printing for All

By Davide SherYou might have been wondering what Mcor Technologies, the Ireland-based leading manufacturer of paper lamination full color 3D …

3D Printing

Vortic Watch Company Uses 3D Printing to Combine the Old with the New

Golf is the only sport I’ve heard of that is frequently used as a business facilitator. The executive wooing a potential client or business partner …

3D Printing

3D Printed Jewelry Inspired by a Polyhedron Geometric Structure

3D printing house VOJD Studios sent their latest work down the runway with Swiss fashion brand Akris, showing their architectural 3D printed rings …

3D

LIGHT consortium develops ultra-lightweight 3D printed metal structures

Dec 23, 2015 | By Benedict<p>On December 15th 2015, the latest meeting of the LIGHT project consortium took place at the Magna Parva headquarters in …

3D Printing

Adidas uses plastic ocean waste to create a 3D-printed shoe

The design hopes to bring awareness to this type of pollution.<p>Back in June, Adidas revealed a shoe made almost entirely from recycled ocean waste. That product marked the beginning of a partnership between the sportswear firm and Parley, an organization trying to combat ocean pollution worldwide. …

Plastic

New Balance Taps 3D Systems To Develop 3D-Printed Midsoles In Running Shoes

Because tech is taking over the world, New Balance has decided to jump on the band wagon with the announcement of forthcoming 3D-printed running shoes.<p>The kicks won’t be <i>entirely</i> 3D printed, but the shoes will come with 3D-printed midsoles, the part of the shoe that sits between the inner-layer and …

3D

Max Micron – The First Affordable Dual Head 3D Printer With Auto Leveling and Laser Engraving Function

3DPrintersonlinestore.com just added another 3D printer brand to its collection. MaxMicron is a recently launched 3d printer company from China and …

Engraving

INKREDIBLE – The Most Cost Effective Desktop 3D Bioprinter Available

With only one month available to purchase, the INKREDIBLE 3D bioprinter is already a succes story. With a retail price of $4,999 (including …

3D Printing

Popular Science Magazine: Organovo Wins Coveted 2015 ‘Best of What’s New’ Award for Bioprinting Kidney Tissue

While many have claimed–perhaps a bit too ambitiously–that 3D printing will change the world, Organovo is an undeniable example of a company poised …

Science

Chinese scientists harness bacterial power in 3D printed microscopic pumps

Nov 16, 2015 | By Alec<p>With the quality of industrial 3D printing improving by leaps and bounds, it is now also increasingly being used on a …

Asia

3D Printed Liver Models Save Lives at Cleveland Clinic

Every city has its points of pride, and, when you’re a Rust Belt town with a rough history, those points of pride become huge. I was born and raised …

Qingdao Unique unveils $399 MagiCube 3D Printer for use in classrooms

Nov 1, 2015 | By Alec<p>It has often been said that the success of 3D printing technology depends on adequately preparing the coming generations for …

3D Printing