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Markforged Changes 3D Printing Once Again with the Mark X 3D Printer

In 2014, a small start-up shook SOLIDWORKS World with a game-changing technology capable of reinforcing nylon 3D-printed parts with continuous carbon …

3D Printing

Go on a tour of secretive 3D printing labs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Aug 18, 2016 | By Alec<p>While the 3D printing world does sometimes see those fairy tale events where a bunch of guys in a garage pioneer a fantastic …

3D Printing

A Freaky Anti-Rubber Is Still Weirding Scientists Out

Imagine you wake up one morning burning to make the great physicist Max Planck's face out of copper. (Just go with it.) Sure, you could sculpt it, …

"Computational Thermoforming" Almost Seems Like Magic

It's amazing what you can do with a 3D-printer and a vacuum former.<p>3D printing is incredibly useful but it does have its limitations, one of which is that it's very hard to print anything more visually sophisticated than a single-colored object. Not if you use the process of "computational …

3D Printing

3D Printed Zoetrope Sculpture squashes 4 Dimensions into 3

This fascinating project manages to be both something new <i>and</i> something old done in a new way. Artist [Akinori Goto] has used 3D printing to create a …

Scientists 3D Print Cameras the Size of a Grain of Salt

A team of researchers from the University of Stuttgart has developed a camera that's smaller than a grain of salt. The team, which published their …

Over 10,000 3D Scans of Everyday Objects Released by Redwood Data

Nowadays, it’s not such a rarity to see the use of 3D scanning to recreate historic artifacts or museum-worthy sculptures. The British Library is …

Fractal based 3D printed jacket brings the feeling of goosebumps to life

Jun 12, 2016 | By Andre<p>3D printing and fashion have become cozy together in recent years thanks in part to the fabrication technology’s mastery of …

3D Printing

Universe Architecture & BAM unveil 3D BUILDER freeform concrete 3D printer to make 'Endless' house

Jun 9, 2016 | By Alec<p>The east of Amsterdam has been absolutely packed with sustainable innovation projects since April, when FabCity opened its …

3D Printing

Designer Kurt Plagge Creates Unbelievably Complex 3D Printed Cubes With i.materialise

The cube: it’s one of the more simplistic geometric shapes we know of, equal in width, length, and height on each of its sides. Yet despite its basic …

3D Printed Cast Speeds Bone Recovery Using Ultrasound

A new prototype brings together 3D printing, room to breathe and ultrasound pulses to create a cast that is not only comfortable and stylish to wear …

Elytra Filament Pavilion Explores Biomimicry at London's Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum has unveiled its latest installation: the Elytra Filament Pavilion, a project displaying the culmination of four years …

Autodesk Memento 3D mesh developer becomes official product as Autodesk ReMake

May 25, 2016 | By Alec<p>For some time now, CAD software specialist Autodesk has been working hard on software that generates high resolution 3D meshes …

Walt Disney Co Sets Its Sights on Lightning-Fast 3D Printing

Image source: Disney<p>A <b>Walt Disney</b> patent application for 3D printing technology that's reportedly up to 100 times or more faster than leading commercialized technologies was published in late April. This doesn't mean the entertainment titan will develop and commercialize a 3D printer to compete with …

3D printed Terahertz lens could revolutionise security imaging, useful for detection of concealed plastics and chemicals

Apr 29, 2016 | By Benedict<p>Researchers from <b>Northwestern University</b> have used 3D printing to develop a novel lens that picks up terahertz …

3D Printing

3D-printing robots spin creepy webs and cocoons

The creation of a robot that 3D-prints its own webs and cocoons may mean we are on the brink of a new genre of horror movie. Festo’s 3D Cocooner is …

New ORNL study: A full overview of metal 3D printing technologies and their bright future

Apr 29, 2016 | By Alec<p>Metal 3D printing is currently being used for the development of some of the most exciting 3D printed parts around, from …

Teaching Students About Coding and 3D Printing with Minecraft

Quickly becoming a instant phenomenon in the video game industry after its release in 2011, the pixel-based sandbox game Minecraft has been used for …

3D Printing

3D Modeling: A Look at the Science and Art Behind It

The world of 3D graphics is a complex field, fueling industries from gaming and film to architecture and engineering. 3D artists and designers use …

Sculpteo unveils four 3D printing materials used in super-fast CLIP process

Apr 7, 2016 | By Benedict<p>Sculpteo has given <b>details</b> of 4 3D printing materials being used for its new CLIP (Continuous Liquid Interface Production) …

3D Printing

MIT is 3D printing functional robots that could walk right off the printer

MIT researchers just made a giant leap for robot-kind, by creating a working robot using 3D-printing. The breakthrough could lead to a world of …

Cellular Level Design in 3D Printed Aluminum Chair from Joris Laarman

Playing with ideas is an important way of developing them to their full potential and at Joris Laarman Lab, that’s a central activity of their daily …

3D Printing

MIT patent for 3D printed part qualification and removal issued by US patent office

Mar 29, 2016 | By Alec<p>Though 3D printing is a computer-controlled production process, it still requires a lot of manual steps that need a human user …

3D Printing

How GE is using 3D printing to unleash the biggest revolution in large-scale manufacturing in over a century

In 2015, GE inaugurated a new, Multi-Modal manufacturing facility in Chakan, India. If the company's ambitions for the space are realized, it could …

Manufacturing

Nike and Olympian Allyson Felix collaborate on 3D printed Nike Zoom Superfly Flyknit spike for Rio 2016

Mar 17, 2016 | By Alec<p>The 2016 Summer Olympics are just around the corner, with a massive number of 306 events scheduled in Rio de Janeiro in August. …

3D Printing

ES-Cage technique lets you 3D print big and strong objects in no time at all

Mar 17, 2016 | By Andre<p>There's an old saying about not being able to have your cake and eat it too. The idea is you can’t have it all and that so …

DMG Mori using 3D printer, CNC mill hybrid to produce Porsche parts

Mar 12, 2016 | By Benedict<p>DMG Mori, a German manufacturer of cutting machine tools, is using its LASERTEC hybrid 3D printer and CNC mill to produce …

3D Printing

This year’s Oscar statues were cast from 3D-printed scans of the 1929 originals

The Academy Awards are returning to their roots this year, with a 2016 Oscar statuette inspired by the original 1920s design. In order to capture the …

3D Printing

Tokyo university students create "drawn-in-place" architecture using a 3D-printing pen

A group of University of Tokyo students overseen by architect Kengo Kuma have developed a 3D-printing pen that can be used to create complex …

Autodesk and Mattel re-launch ThingMaker as $300 3D printer for kids

Feb 12, 2016 | By Kira<p>Toy manufacturer Mattel is launching—or, rather <i>re</i>launching—its original maker-movement-toy, aptly named the ThingMaker, as an …