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DEFCON: Fooling Biometric Sensors Using 3D Printed Fake Fingerprints

Like most biometric identification systems, fingerprint locks provide adequate protection from malicious attacks, but they can be fooled by criminals to gain access to personal data hidden behind the fingerprint…

Programmable Filament: Multicolor & Multimaterial 3D Printing with No Hardware Upgrades

Most of us still get excited about the opportunity to cast aside single-color fused filament fabrication (FFF) and explore the potential of multi-colored, multi-material printing, typically reserved for higher end…


Make:able Challenge: Design & 3D Print Assistive Technology for the Disabled

Service bureau PrintLab is partnering with Autodesk for an exciting new competition for schools. The make:able challenge represents what should be a remarkable technological journey for students and teachers as…

Motorized, 3D Printed Shoes Could Make Virtual Reality Truly Immersive

Some prefer reading, others would rather binge-watch the latest Netflix show, and then there are the gamers. We often see 3D printing used in the gaming world, with classic board…

Dental 3D Software Gets a Boost Thanks to a New Collaboration

PreXion, a leader in high-quality 3D cone beam imaging systems for dentistry, and turnkey guided surgery provider 3D Diagnostix have announced a collaboration to integrate 3D Diagnostix services with the…

VELO3D and Lam Research are 3D Printing Metal Parts for Semiconductor Industry

Silicon Valley metal 3D printer manufacturer VELO3D, which recently landed the largest order yet in the company’s short history for its Sapphire system, has announced a joint development agreement with…

R&D Engineer 3D Prints Car Parts for Emergency & Police Vehicles

3D printing has proven itself as a useful technology in critical applications for organizations like NASA producing rocket engines—and the military, 3D printing parts for aircraft. Now, law enforcement and…

3D Printing Chemistry 101: The Molecular Makeup of PAEK, PEKK and PEEK Plastic

If you’re anything like this author, you got a C- in high school chemistry and never looked back. With a newfound interest in the topic, I’m hoping to revisit the…

PEAK Launches Alien Beast 3D Printed Shoes for Limited Sale

In the fashion world, we have seen everything from haute couture collections to custom jewelry lines. Shoes of all kinds have been produced too, and usually tend to offer an…

Arevo Announces New Aqua 2 Carbon Fiber 3D Printer, $25M in Series B Funding

Due to its stiffness, high strength-to-weight ratio, and the fact that it demonstrates anisotropic properties, carbon fiber has been used as a less expensive replacement material for metals such as…

Optisys Creates One-Meter-Long 3D Printed Metal Antenna

You may wonder what the point is in 3D printing antennas; after all, how much could be improved on in terms of basic shapes made out of metal? A lot,…

The Brittle Spear Part IV: Reenter the Readymade via 3D Printing

Just to be perfectly clear: from a pure art perspective, I think readymades were a horrible mistake, a distraction, a wrong turn. Duchamp’s Fountain was not one to throw coins…

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Challenges Face Metal 3D Printing Powder Suppliers in 2020

Most AM companies which report public information noted during their Q1 releases that they expected Q2 to be much more heavily impacted by COVID-19. They weren’t wrong. Shutdowns and uncertainties…

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Additive Manufacturing Software: All Grown Up

SmarTech Analysis believes we are now entering a new phase of AM capabilities where the relative importance of software and hardware are reversing; an age where software is going to…

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Additive Manufacturing: The Ongoing Uncertainties and Market Shares

SmarTech Analysis has recently published its Q1 2020 additive manufacturing market guidance for the metal additive manufacturing industry, highlighting the first quarter in an economic universe gripped by effects of…


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