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Lockheed Martin Files Patent Application for 3D Printer That Prints Diamonds

Diamonds are a controversial stone. They’re beautiful, and, for many people, a status symbol, but the diamond industry is tainted by the issue of conflict diamonds, or blood diamonds, which…

SketchUp & i.materialise 3D Printed Jewelry Challenge Winners Inspired by the Cosmos and Diamonds

Advertised as “the easiest way to draw in 3D,” SketchUp is user-friendly 3D modeling software. Perhaps it is so user-friendly because you start by drawing lines and shapes — the…

Sustainable 3D Printed Sunglasses Launch with Zero Waste

According to the SmarTech Analysis report on “3D Printing in Eyewear: From Mass Customization to Smartglasses 2021,” yearly 3D printing-focused revenue in the eyewear industry will reach $2.26 billion by…

Photocentric Expands with New 3D Printer, Materials, and Partnerships

Photocentric is the inventor of, and leader in, 3D printing based on LCD screen technology. Based in Cambridgeshire, UK and Arizona, US, the company has a patent in visible light…

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This Smartphone 3D Printer Could Make Meds Tailored Just for You

A collaborative team of researchers from University College London, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC), and FabRx, an expert in pharma-tech, tackled the issue of fabricating personalized medication not just…

Fitted With 3D Printed Parts, Lucy Spacecraft Is Off to Explore the Trojan Asteroids

The first mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids is finally underway after NASA’s solar-powered spacecraft Lucy launched on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on…

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Launcher Raises $11.7M in Funding for 3D Printed Rocket Engines

Amid growing competition in the potentially lucrative small launch vehicle segment, startup Launcher Space has raised $11.7 million in a Series A round of funding led by company CEO and…

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Twikit’s Laddy Mass Customizes Lattices with Predictable Mechanical Properties for 3D Printing

Mass customization software firm Twikit has a number of products that mass customize anything from jewelry to orthotics, car parts and sports gear. Now, it’s broadened the application area of…

Former Browns Running Back Restores Nearly 200-Year-Old Menorah with 3D Printing

From artwork and historic buildings to monuments and other priceless artifacts, technologies like 3D scanning and 3D printing are often called on to help restore and preserve touchstones of history….

Formlabs Bets on Materials as the Key to 3D Printing’s Future at CES 2021

At CES 2021, 3D printing company Formlabs announced the release of a new material, Castable Wax 40 Resin. The material, for designers and manufacturers of jewelry, is addition number 30…

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Lockheed Martin to Acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne for $4.4B to Boost Rocket Capabilities

Today, Lockheed Martin announced an intent to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne in a $4.4 billion cash transaction. The two companies entered a definitive agreement which is predicted to close in the…

3D Printz Partners with Fishy Filaments to Distribute Recycled Nylon 3D Printing Filament

There are plenty of unique, and even strange, materials out there that innovative people have figured out how to 3D print with, from a wide variety of food products like…

3DPOD Episode 31: Martijn Joris, Twikit & Mass Customization

Twikit is a mass customization startup that hopes to make many things parametric. With their software, companies can let consumers customize electronics, car parts or orthotics to their liking or…

Metal 3D Printing: Correlation Between Laser Power, Cooling Rates & Effects on Parts in LPBF Processes

US scientists are learning more about power, temperature, and the effects on metal 3D printing processes, with their findings outlined in the recently published ‘Subsurface Cooling Rates and Microstructural Response…

New 3D Printing Resin Made with Nanodiamond Powder

Nanodiamonds are diamond particles produced by explosions, and are very thermally conductive. Nanodiamond powder is made up of non-toxic diamond nanoparticles, with a large surface, that are about 5 nm…

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