3D Printing

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Blockchain Technology Brings Watertight Security To Additive Manufacturing

One of the main concerns for proponents of additive manufacturing technology is the threat of cyber hacking. A company named Cubichain plans to …

Security

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

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 …

Life Sciences

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 …

3D Printing

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 …

Architecture

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," …

3D

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. …

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

In a few years from now, 3D printing could be so accessible and so widely used that people just go to their local hardware stores to 3D print any …

3D

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

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 artistry that goes into …

Artists

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 …

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 …

3D Printing

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 …

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

The medical and surveillance applications are enormous.<p>This teeny little camera lens from the University of Stuttgart is so small it can be slipped over the tip of a strand of fiber optic. The three-lens camera, which can focus as close as 3 millimeters, is so tiny that it can be injected—complete …

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

The Regenerative Reliquary project aims to find new ways to grow missing bones—or let people reshape their own.<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 …

The 3D Printing Era is Here

Rapid prototyping services over the years has proven itself in the product development environment. It has allowed companies, irrespective of their …

3D Printing

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 …

Environment

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 …

Virtual Reality

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 …

3D Printing

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 …

Robotics

Ceramic art meets 3D printing

[fusion_text]A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to interview Diego Gomez Garcia-Carpintero. Diego graduated in Fine Arts from Complutense …

3D Printing

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 …

Patents

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 …

NASA funded project RAMA could transform asteroids into mining spaceships with 3D printing by 2030

Jun 8, 2016 | By Alec<p>Made In Space, the developer of zero-gravity 3D printing, is not exactly resting on its laurels. Back in March, the company sent …

Airbus Officially Unveils Thor, the Fully 3D Printed Plane that Flies Beautifully

The first 3D printed plane is making its debut, and nope, it’s not another one that’s been made in miniature by a hobbyist. And while it’s not …

3D printed house wins design challenge

WATG Urban Architecture have designed the world’s first freeform 3D-printed house, and the proposal won first prize in the recent Freeform Home …

Design