3D Printing

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Formlabs makes high-quality, automated 3D printing more affordable

Your basic hobbyist 3D printer (technically known as Fused Deposition Modeling or FDM) is great for rapid prototyping because, while the objects it prints are a bit rough, the system and its associated printing costs are relatively inexpensive. However, if you want a more polished and …

3D Printing

Roboze Experimenting With Metal-Plated 3D Printed Parts

Copper-plated 3D printed plastic parts by RobozeItaly-based Roboze has been marketing high-temperature desktop 3D printers for a while, but this …

Engineering

What is 3D Printing? The definitive guide

3D Printing is an additive manufacturing process that creates a physical object from a digital design. There are different 3D printing technologies …

Blockchain Technology Brings Watertight Security To Additive Manufacturing

Shares 20<p>One of the main concerns for proponents of additive manufacturing technology is the threat of cyber hacking. A company named Cubichain plans …

formnext: 3D Systems Demonstrates Digital Molding System and Unveils New Materials

The 3D Systems team is in Frankfurt, Germany this week at formnext, busy driving home the details on how digital manufacturing is superior to …

3D printed filters bring more drinking water to Mexico

shares<p>As The Rime of the Ancient Mariner goes: <i>‘Water, water, everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink’.</i> When written in 1797, Coleridge couldn’t have …

Water

3D-Printed Hyperelastic Bone Is Like Duct Tape For Bone Surgeons

Growing new bone where none existed before has never been easier.<p>Hyperelastic bone is a new artificial biomaterial that can be 3D-printed and implanted into the body, where it will eventually be replaced by real bone. It’s flexible and has a shelf-life of around a year, but even better it’s dead …

A Roundup of the Coolest 3D Printed Products from the A’ Design Awards

Fabulous high heels, an attachable bone healing stimulator, and a futuristic bow tie are just some of the brilliant designs from the past three …

3D-printed 'hyperelastic bone' could be the future of reconstructive surgery

New material is promising, but has yet to be tested in humans<p>A new synthetic material called hyperelastic bone, or HB, could be "the next breakthrough" in reconstructive surgery, new research shows. The HB can be implanted under the skin as a scaffold for new bone to grow on, or used to replace …

Breakthroughs

This Designer Quit Architecture To Make Incredibly Cool Pastry

Dinara Kasko uses 3D printing and 3DSMax. But she’s making cake, not buildings.<p>Dinara Kasko spent her entire adult life studying to be an architect. But when it came time for her to actually start designing buildings, something about it left her cold. So she improvised. Now, the 27-year-old …

MakerBot unveils first new 3D printers since 2014

BROOKLYN - MakerBot is back in the 3D printing hardware game, but it's shifting away from consumers.<p>Almost a decade after inventing the home 3D printing market, MakerBot is now focused squarely on professional product prototyping and the education markets.<p>"It's part of an overall re-positioning," …

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Can This Startup Take 3D Printing From Plastic Gimmick To Design Sophistication?

Othr collaborates with world-class designers to 3D-print home goods in bronze, porcelain, and steel.<p>Four years ago, on a whim, Joe Doucet decided to 3D-print a steel fork.<p>A designer and entrepreneur, Doucet was regularly sending designs to 3D printing companies so they could test his prototypes. …

Product Design

Lowe's Home Improvement 3D service expands 3D metal printing options with ExOne collaboration

Aug 25, 2016 | By Alec<p>In a few years from now, 3D printing could be so accessible and so widely used that people just go to their local hardware …

See how artist Heather Kegel creates stunning 3D printed porcelain ceramics

Aug 29, 2016 | By Tess<p>While we have written about a number of 3D printed ceramics projects, it is not often that we get an in depth glimpse at the …

A prescription for preventing 3D printing piracy

In the year 2000, the music business was still strong. Record companies produced albums and shipped these physical objects to the stores that sold them. The internet was slowly becoming a system of mass consumption and distribution, but most consumers still purchased physical media. And while the …

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New Method of 3D Printing Electronics Transforms Electric Properties with a Flash of Light

The 3D printing industry never gets old – not yet, anyway. There’s too much that’s new every day, and I hope it stays that way. One particular …

One professor’s quest to 3D scan every fish in the sea

If you were wondering what a mottled sculpin looks like, there are plenty of pictures available online. But while they may satisfy a curious tidepooler, the discerning ichthyologist demands more. That’s why a professor at the University of Washington is getting full 3D scans of every fish in the …

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These 3D-Printed Cameras Are So Tiny They Can Be Injected Into Your Brain | Fast Company

If printed onto the end of an optic fiber, the lens becomes a camera that can be inserted into any part of the human body, including the brain. This gives doctors unprecedented access to our internal organs, as well as allowing all existing kinds of keyhole observation without having to jab in a …

This Artist Is Biohacking The Body To 3D-Print Fantastical Human Bones | Fast Company

By DJ Pangburn07.06.16 | 6:15 am<p>Synthetic bone grafts–made of calcium phosphate ceramics, or from bone harvested from patients or cadavers–are nothing new. But that’s just the most simple vision of what artificial bone can be. Working at the intersection of art, technology, and design, artist Amy …

The 3D Printing Era is Here

303shares<p>Rapid prototyping services over the years has proven itself in the product development environment. It has allowed companies, irrespective …

How 3D printed coral structures could help save our coral reef ecosystems

Jul 9, 2016 | By Tess<p>For those who still doubt the effects of global warming and climate change, a quick look at the state of the world’s coral reefs …

Multi-material 3D printer aimed squarely at professionals

3D printers capable of churning out multi-material, multi-colored objects in a single print run can take up quite a bit of office space, and can also …

Björk performs first ever VR live stream show wearing 3D printed mask by Neri Oxman

Jun 30, 2016 | By Tess<p>Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk is no stranger to forward thinking fashions and provocative performances, having been a …

The slow, sad, and ultimately predictable decline of 3D printing

It all started with a Saab cupholder.<p>I happen to own a 2004 model, a family car with a turbo (don't ask). Way back in December, before everyone started wondering whether 3D printing was on the deadpool, I tested out a MakerBot Replicator Mini for a few weeks. It was a heady time printing out Darth …

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Living tissue 3D printing: Breakthrough could lead to creation of new organs

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOLResearchers at the University of Bristol have developed the bio-ink from stem cells<p>Researchers at the University of Bristol have …

Researchers create 3D printed robotic muscles using electroactive polymer

Jun 18, 2016 | By Benedict<p>In a National Science Foundation-backed project, researchers from American, Japanese, and Korean universities are …

Ceramic art meets 3D printing

28shares<p>A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to interview Diego Gomez Garcia-Carpintero. Diego graduated in Fine Arts from Complutense University …

Researchers in Abu Dhabi files patent for 3D printing lightweight ‘architectured foam’ structures

Jun 13, 2016 | By Alec<p>Researchers from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi have just filed a remarkable 3D printing patent …

Abu Dhabi

Introducing Mercury: world's first universal camera made with 3D printing

Jun 8, 2016 | By Tess<p>For those who have not given up their high quality SLR cameras or their vintage camera lenses for more compact smartphone …

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