Researchers Explore 3D Printing Embedded PLA Batteries Using Fused Deposition Modeling

Researchers Explore 3D Printing Embedded PLA Batteries Using Fused Deposition Modeling

We rely on many different types of energy sources to get through the day for our mobile power needs, making batteries a big industry. Researchers are continuing to look for ways to refine them for more streamlined use, however. In ‘Three-Dimensional Printing of a Complete Lithium Ion Battery with Fused Filament Fabrication,’ US researchers explore […]

We rely on many different types of energy sources to get through the day for our mobile power needs, making batteries a big industry. Researchers are continuing to look for ways to refine them for more streamlined use, however. In ‘Three-Dimensional Printing of a...
3D Printing in Construction: ICON Seed Funding Yields $9 Million

3D Printing in Construction: ICON Seed Funding Yields $9 Million

3D printing continues to grow around the world, not just in popularity with makers in the mainstream, but also in a wide range of different important industries. The technology of 3D printing is making significant impacts in the way many of us create and are inspired today, as well as manufacture products. While in many […]

3D printing continues to grow around the world, not just in popularity with makers in the mainstream, but also in a wide range of different important industries. The technology of 3D printing is making significant impacts in the way many of us create and are inspired...
Singapore Researchers: Better Multi-Material 3D Printing with Air Jet DLP

Singapore Researchers: Better Multi-Material 3D Printing with Air Jet DLP

While 3D printing has lent itself to countless innovations today, that does not mean the process is always easy—even though we see elementary-school kids creating a variety of objects from animal prosthetics to architectural models. 3D printing and the hardware and software that go along with it have continued to evolve at breakneck speed, and […]

While 3D printing has lent itself to countless innovations today, that does not mean the process is always easy—even though we see elementary-school kids creating a variety of objects from animal prosthetics to architectural models. 3D printing and the hardware and...
3D Printing in Residential Construction: Today’s Potential

3D Printing in Residential Construction: Today’s Potential

As 3D printing began to infiltrate the mainstream in recent years—and all around the world—researchers, designers, engineers, and makers in nearly every field found a way to embrace the technology, enticed by infinite opportunities for creation, and many of which would not have been possible previously. You may have found yourself joking initially that soon […]

As 3D printing began to infiltrate the mainstream in recent years—and all around the world—researchers, designers, engineers, and makers in nearly every field found a way to embrace the technology, enticed by infinite opportunities for creation, and many of which...
LumiFold TB to Debut at Maker Faire Rome

LumiFold TB to Debut at Maker Faire Rome

Italy’s Lumi Industries’ journey into desktop 3D printing began over five years ago with development of the initial LumiFold—unique in its affordability and portability. Soon after came the formal inception of Lumi Industries, and multiple campaigns on both Indiegogo and Kickstarter, with their latest innovation about to be on display in multiple upcoming venues, along […]

Italy’s Lumi Industries’ journey into desktop 3D printing began over five years ago with development of the initial LumiFold—unique in its affordability and portability. Soon after came the formal inception of Lumi Industries, and multiple campaigns on both Indiegogo...
Metalworking in the US: Will 3D Printing Play a Larger Role?

Metalworking in the US: Will 3D Printing Play a Larger Role?

As 3D printing makes an entrance into most industries today within the US and around the rest of the world too, we see this versatile and extremely progressive technology offering many different benefits. Whether being used in the medical or veterinary fields for items like protheses and implants, industries like aerospace where rockets now bear […]

As 3D printing makes an entrance into most industries today within the US and around the rest of the world too, we see this versatile and extremely progressive technology offering many different benefits. Whether being used in the medical or veterinary fields for...
3D Printing in Spain: Will You Be Having the Steak or Chicken?

3D Printing in Spain: Will You Be Having the Steak or Chicken?

  3D printing has made headlines around the world due to groundbreaking innovations in the medical field—even allowing for patients’ lives to be saved in some cases due to new implants or devices that would not have been possible previously. The aerospace industry has been affected, allowing for new strides in the manufacturing of rocket […]

  3D printing has made headlines around the world due to groundbreaking innovations in the medical field—even allowing for patients’ lives to be saved in some cases due to new implants or devices that would not have been possible previously. The aerospace...
Poland: Inter-Faculty Project Yields 3D Printed Parts for Silesian Greenpower Racecar

Poland: Inter-Faculty Project Yields 3D Printed Parts for Silesian Greenpower Racecar

3D printing has the potential to become a driving force in automobiles of the future. Allowing for exponentially more economical design and production, as well as invaluable rapid prototyping, this technology has been in use for many of the bigger names in car production for decades; in fact, companies like BMW have employed 3D printers […]

3D printing has the potential to become a driving force in automobiles of the future. Allowing for exponentially more economical design and production, as well as invaluable rapid prototyping, this technology has been in use for many of the bigger names in car...
TU Delft: 3D Printed Chaise Lounge Morphs into a Bed

TU Delft: 3D Printed Chaise Lounge Morphs into a Bed

Netherlands-based Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is one of the world’s leading higher learning institutions, evidenced by continual innovations in student research. We have followed as TU Delft faculty have 3D printed electronic devices, students have fabricated parts for racecars, and even performed studies regarding some pretty amazing potential for 3D printed bacteria and its […]

Netherlands-based Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is one of the world’s leading higher learning institutions, evidenced by continual innovations in student research. We have followed as TU Delft faculty have 3D printed electronic devices, students have...
Beijing: Researchers 3D Print Chiral MetaMaterials

Beijing: Researchers 3D Print Chiral MetaMaterials

If you have been heavily influenced by 3D printing or are just a fan of the many innovations brought forth today, chances are you have also become far more knowledgeable about materials science than you ever imagined. While in the beginning 3D printing was greatly ruled by thermoplastics such as ABS and PLA, the list […]

If you have been heavily influenced by 3D printing or are just a fan of the many innovations brought forth today, chances are you have also become far more knowledgeable about materials science than you ever imagined. While in the beginning 3D printing was greatly...
Pakistani Researchers Create 3D Printed Drug Delivery Device

Pakistani Researchers Create 3D Printed Drug Delivery Device

  Modern-day medicine has advanced enormously in methods for pain management in the last decades, and thankfully so for patients who are in dire need. If you have ever been seriously injured or debilitated by an illness that was accompanied by severe physical discomfort, then you are aware how helpful a fast drug delivery system […]

  Modern-day medicine has advanced enormously in methods for pain management in the last decades, and thankfully so for patients who are in dire need. If you have ever been seriously injured or debilitated by an illness that was accompanied by severe physical...
Russia: Researchers Examine Porosity Issue in 3D Printing

Russia: Researchers Examine Porosity Issue in 3D Printing

3D printing opens up infinite new realms of creativity to innovators around the world, whether they are bioprinting or making surgical implants, cars, rocket engine components, or running shoes. Along with all that wonderful opportunity for invention, however, comes pressure. While it is understandable that some objects are still works in progress, most of us […]

3D printing opens up infinite new realms of creativity to innovators around the world, whether they are bioprinting or making surgical implants, cars, rocket engine components, or running shoes. Along with all that wonderful opportunity for invention, however, comes...
Researchers Use AI, 3D Printing & Bending Light for Numerical Calculations

Researchers Use AI, 3D Printing & Bending Light for Numerical Calculations

Today, you will find 3D printers in the most surprising places—and all over the world. Not only that, but they are often busy doing the most surprising things for the human race. If you have been following 3D printing for even the shortest amount of time, then you may have learned to continually expect the […]

Today, you will find 3D printers in the most surprising places—and all over the world. Not only that, but they are often busy doing the most surprising things for the human race. If you have been following 3D printing for even the shortest amount of time, then you may...
OPM Licensed for Marketing & Manufacturing 3D Printed Medical Devices in Asia

OPM Licensed for Marketing & Manufacturing 3D Printed Medical Devices in Asia

Oxford Performance Materials Inc. is a Connecticut-based company we have followed for years as they continue to forge ahead in the realm of 3D printed implants. Their proprietary OsteoFab technology has propelled them into the industry of medical devices in both materials sciences and manufacturing. Now, this will also include the Japanese market as well. […]

Oxford Performance Materials Inc. is a Connecticut-based company we have followed for years as they continue to forge ahead in the realm of 3D printed implants. Their proprietary OsteoFab technology has propelled them into the industry of medical devices in both...
Run, Gumpy, Run: 3D Printed Feet for Gumpy the Seagull

Run, Gumpy, Run: 3D Printed Feet for Gumpy the Seagull

3D printing is influencing the way so many innovators around the world create today. Whether you are a hacker, a hobbyist, a designer, engineer, or a surgeon, chances are you have heard about the benefits of such technology that offers greater affordability overall, rapid turnaround in production, and incredible ease in designing and making changes […]

3D printing is influencing the way so many innovators around the world create today. Whether you are a hacker, a hobbyist, a designer, engineer, or a surgeon, chances are you have heard about the benefits of such technology that offers greater affordability overall,...
Olivier van Herpt: The 3D Printed Blue and White Collection in Porcelain

Olivier van Herpt: The 3D Printed Blue and White Collection in Porcelain

One of the greatest things about reporting on the world of 3D printing is learning about its more unusual uses. It’s obvious that 3D printing is changing the way many larger (and smaller) companies create, prototype, and manufacture today as they embrace the benefits of greater speed in production, affordability (often producing parts at a […]

One of the greatest things about reporting on the world of 3D printing is learning about its more unusual uses. It’s obvious that 3D printing is changing the way many larger (and smaller) companies create, prototype, and manufacture today as they embrace the benefits...
Los Angeles: Greneker Explores the Challenges of 3D Printing Their Mannequins

Los Angeles: Greneker Explores the Challenges of 3D Printing Their Mannequins

3D printing has changed the world of how we create today in so many ways. Allowing for self-sustainability in innovation, everyone from the home hobbyist entrenched in DIY to the engineer working for an automotive company can make designs, objects, prototypes—and so much more—even houses. Many are newer to the technology and may be working […]

3D printing has changed the world of how we create today in so many ways. Allowing for self-sustainability in innovation, everyone from the home hobbyist entrenched in DIY to the engineer working for an automotive company can make designs, objects, prototypes—and so...
Hangzhou: ‘Lace to Meet You’ Exhibit Includes 3D Printing Alongside Traditional Textiles

Hangzhou: ‘Lace to Meet You’ Exhibit Includes 3D Printing Alongside Traditional Textiles

Industries around the world have embraced 3D printing for years now—and in some cases, even decades—long before anyone else even knew of the materials and techniques made available to a select few (usually in labs). With such progressive technology at hand today, many companies of all sizes have been able to manufacture existing components much […]

Industries around the world have embraced 3D printing for years now—and in some cases, even decades—long before anyone else even knew of the materials and techniques made available to a select few (usually in labs). With such progressive technology at hand today, many...
Solukon Releases New Depowdering System for Additive Manufacturing

Solukon Releases New Depowdering System for Additive Manufacturing

3D printing with metal is all about strength and durability. While it was originally relegated to the super-industrial realm, today nearly anyone interested in manufacturing objects out of a wide range of metal materials can get in on the game. Many companies have also taken on the specialty of producing and managing metal powders for […]

3D printing with metal is all about strength and durability. While it was originally relegated to the super-industrial realm, today nearly anyone interested in manufacturing objects out of a wide range of metal materials can get in on the game. Many companies have...
Workflows: New Building Tool from MakePrintable Repairs & Prepares 3D Models Quickly

Workflows: New Building Tool from MakePrintable Repairs & Prepares 3D Models Quickly

While innovators usually expect issues while working on a great idea or a new invention, life is so much easier when we have the tools to repair, refine, and work more efficiently. MakePrintable has been at the forefront of such activity for years now—and we have followed as they have offered their services for better 3D […]

While innovators usually expect issues while working on a great idea or a new invention, life is so much easier when we have the tools to repair, refine, and work more efficiently. MakePrintable has been at the forefront of such activity for years now—and we have...
BMW Concept Car Draws from 3D & 4D, Redesigning Luxury Seats & Safety Mechanisms

BMW Concept Car Draws from 3D & 4D, Redesigning Luxury Seats & Safety Mechanisms

So many 3D printed innovations still leave us shaking our heads in amazement. We are continually wowed not only by the resourcefulness of engineers and makers around the world, but also by the infinite potential their growing body of work demonstrates. And even though the 4D realm has been in the process of being defined […]

So many 3D printed innovations still leave us shaking our heads in amazement. We are continually wowed not only by the resourcefulness of engineers and makers around the world, but also by the infinite potential their growing body of work demonstrates. And even though...
Singapore: Researchers Create Reprocessable Thermosets to Eliminate Waste in 3D Printing

Singapore: Researchers Create Reprocessable Thermosets to Eliminate Waste in 3D Printing

As our world becomes more and more environmentally conscious, the topic of how to leave a smaller footprint everywhere we go is a popular one. And 3D printing is no exception as those creating often make an effort to use hardware and materials that leave as little impact as possible. Disposing of plastic waste can […]

As our world becomes more and more environmentally conscious, the topic of how to leave a smaller footprint everywhere we go is a popular one. And 3D printing is no exception as those creating often make an effort to use hardware and materials that leave as little...
Texas Tech Makerspace Group 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand for Eight-Year-Old Spiderman Fan

Texas Tech Makerspace Group 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand for Eight-Year-Old Spiderman Fan

While makers, hackers, and hobbyists from nearly every country enjoy the benefits of 3D printing, the technology has lent itself to a wide variety of important endeavors. We have followed as NASA has created a new way to make rocket engine nozzles, the Army uses 3D printing in experimental exercises, and surgeons in Wales just […]

While makers, hackers, and hobbyists from nearly every country enjoy the benefits of 3D printing, the technology has lent itself to a wide variety of important endeavors. We have followed as NASA has created a new way to make rocket engine nozzles, the Army uses 3D...
Materialise Streamics Improves Additive Manufacturing Production at Hyundai

Materialise Streamics Improves Additive Manufacturing Production at Hyundai

While one of the greatest services 3D printing has offered to industry everywhere is the ability to make prototypes rapidly and affordably (as well as refining and re-printing at a moment’s notice), this progressive technology has gained the attention of well, just about everybody, because it means there is infinite opportunity for innovation and creation—as […]

While one of the greatest services 3D printing has offered to industry everywhere is the ability to make prototypes rapidly and affordably (as well as refining and re-printing at a moment’s notice), this progressive technology has gained the attention of well, just...
Pacific Pathways: Army Ventures Further into 3D Printing During Experimental Exercises

Pacific Pathways: Army Ventures Further into 3D Printing During Experimental Exercises

3D printing and the military go way back—but as this technology has entered the mainstream and grown in popularity exponentially, it is becoming much more common for personnel to enjoy designated labs where they can innovate, prototype, and make replacement parts on demand. Like so many other industries and businesses around the globe, numerous divisions […]

3D printing and the military go way back—but as this technology has entered the mainstream and grown in popularity exponentially, it is becoming much more common for personnel to enjoy designated labs where they can innovate, prototype, and make replacement parts on...
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