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GE Aviation gets FAA Certification for First 3D Printed Jet Engine Part

A few weeks ago General Electric announced that the FAA (U.S. Federal Aviation Administration) cleared their first 3D printed part to fly.

The …

Aviation

Exclusive: Interstellar’s Reliance on 3D Printing May Have Won New Deal Studios an Oscar for Best Visual Effects

The technology of 3D printing has made a stunning impact on the world of art and design, and its benefits have certainly not been lost on those …

3D Films

Artist uses 3D printing to create scratch-built model of Star Wars TIE Bomber | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

May 5, 2015 | By Simon

When looking back at the history of the term “Rapid Prototyping”, it was essentially the term given for the process of creating …

Star Wars

Retinal Imaging Made Easier With 3D Printed Adaptor

It all started, as so many good things do, with a box full of fake eyeballs. A curious student doing a diploma in Ophthalmic Science in Auckland, New …

Imaging

Engineers 3D Print Celleron to Replicate Complex Tissues

A biodegradable tissue scaffold called Celleron has been developed by the engineers at Swansea Univeristy In Wales. The biomaterial presented in the …

3D Printing

Designer Now Wants to Use His 3D Printing Loom to Create Bulletproof Vests, Buildings & More

Oluwaseyi Sosanya

Oluwaseyi Sosanya is a designer and engineer who currently calls London home. Sosanya, a graduate in Innovation Design Engineering …

3D Printing

First espresso brewed in space, thanks to ISSpresso & 3D printed cups | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

May 4, 2015 | By Lilian

Astronauts can finally enjoy a cup of espresso aboard the ISS. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, wearing her Starfleet …

Coffee Brewing

Human Trials of 3D Printed Bone to Begin This Month as Chinese Unveil PCPrinter BCTM

There’s no doubt that bioprinting, along with various other medial applications within the the 3D printing space will change medicine significantly …

Medicine

‘MicroTug’ 3D printed robots pull objects 2,000 times their own weight | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

May 3, 2015 | By Kira

Researchers at Stanford University have built tiny robots that can pull objects nearly 2,000 times their own weight …

Robots

How a Ukrainian Mathematician Can Make Your 3D Printed Models Look Better

The Ukrainian mathematician Georgy Voronoy, among his many accomplishments, defined what is now known as the Voronoi diagram.A Voronoi diagram, at …

3D

Suspect in Gruesome Murder Sentenced to Life in Prison After 3D Printed Bones Help Convict Him

Lorenzo SimonAlthough many individuals have privacy concerns when it comes to technology and its far-reaching capabilities, there is one thing for …

Convicts

3D Printed Venus de Milo: Has the Mystery Finally Been Solved?

The Venus de Milo, an enigma carried down through the ages, has given us plenty to speculate about. Considering the imagery and scenarios that have …

3D

Dutch scientists successfully 3D print the first clavicle to be used in surgery

The future of 3D printing technology in the medical sector seems to be bright indeed. For while most bioprinting innovations will take a few years to …

Printing

3D Printing Yields Kick-Ass Ultron Helmet

Don’t get mad at me, but The Avengers was one of the few superhero movies that I’ve enjoyed since Prince’s Batman. So, I’ll definitely be hitting up …

Fab Lab

Conceptual designer Laura Thapthimkuna inspired by aliens to create sci-fi 3D printed neck wear | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Apr. 30, 2015 | By Simon

Although 3D printing is used in a variety of industries for completely different purposes on a day-to-day basis, it is …

3D

Autodesk Goes Full-On Microsoft with HoloLens, 3D Printing

Microsoft’s Build 2015 developer conference may be all about code, but that doesn’t preclude significant deals as well.

Autodesk, a power player in the graphic art and design sector, has teamed up with Microsoft to embed its Spark 3D platform into Windows 10. The graphics company also says its 3D …

Microsoft

A 3-D-printed airway splint cures babies, then disappears

At the University of Michigan, printers spit out problem sets and term papers. Now there’s one that makes biodegradable medical devices, allowing babies with a potentially fatal condition to grow up and live a normal life.

The new device is called an airway splint. It's designed to support the tiny …

Medicine

Tabletop electroplater could let you become a real-life King Midas

Orbit1 is a tabletop electroplating solution aimed at small businesses, makers and hobbyists, allowing them to coat any small object in a choice of …

Midas

Department of Energy 3D prints an all-electric Shelby Cobra

Carroll Shelby's iconic Cobra roadster has been making jaws drop for half a century now. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cobra's debut the US Department of Energy built one of its own. The new Cobra's entire chassis and bodywork--from the passenger monocoque to the grille and …

Carroll Shelby

Transaction Project combines the best of ceramics & glassblowing into beautiful 3D printed art

3D printing technology has been finding its way into the hands of more and more artists recently, so it’s great to see more and more 3D printed works …

Art

Microsoft Unleashes the 3MF File Format for 3D Printing, Launches 3MF Consortium

It’s been a long five days since we initially broke the news that Microsoft would be unveiling details about a new 3D Printing Consortium as well as …

Microsoft

Dutch scientists develop 3D printed fiber structures for bone cartilage repair on a large scale | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Apr. 30, 2015 | By Alec

It looks like 3D printed medical applications are spreading to every corner of academic hospitals, and I’m not just talking …

Cartilage

Artist Creates Breathtaking 3D Printed Lamps

New York artist and designer, Robert Debbane, creates stunning lamps using 3D printing technology. Applying the same technique as variable-depth pumpkin carving, where you don’t cut all the way through and you vary how much skin and meat you remove to let more or less light through, Debbane prints …

3D

Underground Rapper Gets a 3D-Printed Cone Bra Worthy of Madonna

Images courtesy the artist. Photo by Greg Miles, Hair and Makeup by Emily Preston

With just enough eye-catching extrapolation—and a due amount of reverence—Printing House founder and CEO Frances Guevara has reinterpreted the iconic undergarment Madonna made famous into a 3D-printed, light-up design. …

Fashion Design

Biofabrication team makes breakthrough in creating 3D printed replacement body parts | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Apr. 29, 2015 | By Simon

Although we’ve been seeing advancements in nearly every sector of the additive manufacturing industry, one of the most …

3D Printing

Hod Lipson, 3D Printing, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Michael Molitch-HouImagine a world 10, 20, 30 years from now, where 3D printers aren’t just producing single plastic components, but are …

Industry 4.0

Industrial Revolution III 3D printer places electronics within the objects it creates

The development of 3D printer technology has been rapidly accelerating, boosted in a large part to the open source community and world-wide sharing …

Industry 4.0

Researchers develop 3D printable graphene ink for electronic and biomedical applications

While our desktop 3D printers are sadly limited to plastic filament, manufacturing experts believe that the 3D printer’s potential is largely found …

3D Printing

Mass Portal 3D Prints a Metal Iron Man Helmet Using ColorFabb Metallic Filament

Unless you have been living under a rock of some sort, then you have probably heard of a little indie film called The Avengers: Age of Ultron. In the …

Iron Man