3D Printing

Additive manufacturing, explained

How it works, its biggest advantages, and which industries it could disrupt.<p>By Rebecca Linke | December 7, 2017<p>Additive manufacturing makes it …

Manufacturing

Group hails technique for 3D printing strong and ductile stainless steel

<b>An international research team has developed a new technique for 3D printing stainless steel components with exceptional levels of strength and</b> …

Engineering

Pastries will be the first 3D printed foods

Pastry-making may be the first of many food related fields to be reinvented as 3D printing technologies become more accessible.

3D

Oceanside Fire Department Uses 3D Printing to Speed Up Response Time

3D printed helmet bracket for head lamp<p>The Oceanside Fire Department in California is using 3D printing to help make daily tasks easier and improve …

San Diego

3D-FeSy: 3D printed furniture suspension systems for comfy, tailor-made sofas

Dec 8, 2017 | By Benedict<p>Germany’s Institut für Holztechnologie Dresden (IHD) has launched “3D-FeSy,” a research project that aims to develop a 3D …

3D

Bespoke wristwatch is 3D-printed for a premium fit

We've already heard about technology that allows custom-fit plastic casts to be made for patients, based on 3D scans of the injured limb. Well, Los …

Watches

Saving Big Bucks in the Automotive Industry with 3D Printing

In the early days, 3D printing was used almost exclusively for creating automotive prototypes for checking form and fit. Those prototypes tended to …

3D

3D Printing In Concrete

<i>Additive manufacturing removes design limitations for concrete components</i><p><b>Concrete components are traditionally made by casting. But the mold needed</b> …

Concrete

Carbon Takes On Foam Innovation with 3D Printing

Carbon continues to be inspirational in the 3D printing realm, innovating with new materials and working toward production scale offerings, as well …

3D

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Augmented Reality

University of Michigan Provides Updates on Algorithm to Speed Up 3D Printing

You might remember reading an article recently about an algorithm developed at the University of Michigan’s Smart and Sustainable Automation Lab …

3D

Arsonists Destroy French Fab La Casemate

A French fablab, La Casemate, was burned down by arsonists on November 21st. In Makery’s reporting, shortly after the incident, they wrote:<p>“Anonymously claimed on November 24 by a text on Indymedia, the purpose of the act was to completely destroy La Casemate, France’s oldest Center for Scientific, …

Fab Lab

NASA Selects Three Companies to Develop 'FabLab' Prototypes

NASA is taking the next step in the development of a space-based, on-demand fabrication capability by partnering with three U.S. companies, under …

Fab Lab

SeeMeCNC Artemis 300 RTP review - large volume delta 3D printer

<b>The SeeMeCNC Artemis 300 RTP is a large volume desktop delta 3D printer made by SeeMeCNC</b>, a manufacturer based in the United States. This prosumer 3D …

3D

Saigon's Coworking Movement and the Rise of the City's Creative Class

<i>I like working in cafes: every visit, I find myself a comfy seat, plug in my laptop, get the WiFi password and camp out for the whole day. But while</i> …

Vietnam

MakeX Celebrates Kickstarter Success with Popular MIGO 3D Printer

Chinese company MakeX has already enjoyed Kickstarter success for its previous 3D printer crowdfunding campaigns – the first in 2014 for its M-One …

Gear & Gadgets

Formlabs Brings Color to SLA 3D Printing

Color may not be essential for the function of parts, but it can differentiate parts more clearly and, let’s face it, color makes life more lively. …

3D

3D printer uses living bacteria as ink, and could one day be used to treat burn wounds

Scientists from ETH Zurich invented a 3D printer ink that has the ability to incorporate living bacteria. "Flink" has the potential of many …

3D

New MIT Responsive Materials Can Sense And Respond To Stimuli

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new 3D printable hydrogel responsive materials or “living ink” which is …

MIT

5 Commercial Markets for Space

Space technology offers promise in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, energy, maritime and medical markets.<p>Commercial space is such a vibrant and …

3D

3D Print Yourself A Flame Thrower

For a large proportion of the world’s population, it’s now winter, which means there’s plenty of rain and snow to go around. With the surrounding …

Due

Daimler Trucks North America Pilots Program for 3D Printed Spare Parts

Automotive manufacturer Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is no stranger to 3D printing – its commercial vehicles segment has fully …

Daimler AG

Ivory Coast: the migration challenge

Ivory Coast is one of the major departure points for migrants travelling illegally to Europe. Without a job or a tangible future in their country, many risk their lives seeking a better one abroad. To combat this pattern, the European Union is working in conjunction with the International …

Africa

Wireless wearable targets cells in fight against cancer

<b>Wearable technology that could one day fight cancer by cutting off a mechanism that allows tumour cells to proliferate is being developed by</b> …

Engineering

ETH Zurichs Flink bacterial 3D printing ink can print new skin for burns victims

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) have developed a biocompatible ink for 3D printing with living …

3D

PyroGenesis Signs Non-Disclosure Agreement with Second Global Aircraft Engine Manufacturer

MONTREAL, Quebec, Dec. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (PYR.V) (PYRNF), a high-tech corporation (the …

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3D Printing In Luxury Fashion: Revolution Or Evolution?

3D printing has been described as nothing short of a new industrial revolution that holds potential for major innovation in terms of business models and consumption patterns. This technological development is part of the 4th industrial revolution that is characterized by a range of new technologies …

Alexander McQueen

MakerBot Design Series: The Bike Saddle

A 3D printer isn't just a prototyping tool; it's a sketchbook, a second set of hands, and all told—a paradigm shift.<p><i>This story is part one of</i> …

3D

3D printing of bacteria into functional complex materials

Despite recent advances to control the spatial composition and dynamic functionalities of bacteria embedded in materials, bacterial localization into …

3D

4 Reasons “The Maker Movement” Will Redefine Traditional Manufacturing in the U.S.

My Dad and I met for lunch recently, and he showed me plans for a custom potting bench he had already designed and built for my mother. Before I get …

Innovation