3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Milestones: EOS Celebrates Three Decades

3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Milestones: EOS Celebrates Three Decades

Germany’s EOS has been revolutionizing and expanding the world of manufacturing for 30 years now. As one of the leaders in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, their innovative impact in past decades has been formidable. And it continues, as they celebrate three decades of progress in industrial 3D printing. Founded in 1989 by Dr. Hans […]

Germany’s EOS has been revolutionizing and expanding the world of manufacturing for 30 years now. As one of the leaders in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, their innovative impact in past decades has been formidable. And it continues, as they celebrate three...
University of Toronto Researcher Tests Short Fiber Composites in SLA 3D Printing

University of Toronto Researcher Tests Short Fiber Composites in SLA 3D Printing

3D printing is still relatively uncharted, and questions continue to abound regarding mechanical properties as we seek the most affordable, strong, and durable materials and parts. Now, researchers at the University of Toronto are investigating options with short fiber composites in SLA 3D printing. Their findings have been recently published in ‘Mechanical Analysis of Short […]

3D printing is still relatively uncharted, and questions continue to abound regarding mechanical properties as we seek the most affordable, strong, and durable materials and parts. Now, researchers at the University of Toronto are investigating options with short...
XYZprinting: Investing $1 Million in US STEAM 3D Education Program

XYZprinting: Investing $1 Million in US STEAM 3D Education Program

Taiwan’s XYZprinting continues to lead in desktop 3D printing, as well as securing a future in STEAM education for younger generations in the US, to include a group of Michigan students interested in progressive technology at Stockbridge High School. Overall, the dynamic—and generous—3D printer manufacturer is planning to invest over $1 million for US STEAM […]

Taiwan’s XYZprinting continues to lead in desktop 3D printing, as well as securing a future in STEAM education for younger generations in the US, to include a group of Michigan students interested in progressive technology at Stockbridge High School. Overall, the...
3D Printed Medical Models: There Is a Growing Need for Quality Assurance in Production

3D Printed Medical Models: There Is a Growing Need for Quality Assurance in Production

Researchers from around the US have convened to analyze the uses of 3D printed medical models further. In their recently published paper, ‘Methods for verification of 3D printed anatomic model accuracy using cardiac models as an example,’ authors Mohammad Odeh, Dmitry Levin, Jim Inziello, Fluvio Lobo Fenoglietto, Moses Mathur, Joshua Hermsen, Jack Stubbs, and Beth […]

Researchers from around the US have convened to analyze the uses of 3D printed medical models further. In their recently published paper, ‘Methods for verification of 3D printed anatomic model accuracy using cardiac models as an example,’ authors Mohammad Odeh, Dmitry...
Portugal: Researchers Study Ways to Improve Multi-Material SLA/DLP 3D Printing Processes

Portugal: Researchers Study Ways to Improve Multi-Material SLA/DLP 3D Printing Processes

‘Multi-material 3D printing using stereolithography: an optimization approach,’ authored by Daniel Daniel Bandeira, Marta Pascoal, Artur Mateus, and Miguel Reis Silva, explores further uses of different composites in SLA (featuring a digital light processing system) as they create hybrid parts by adding polymer resin to another pre-existing object such as metal or ceramic. In this […]

‘Multi-material 3D printing using stereolithography: an optimization approach,’ authored by Daniel Daniel Bandeira, Marta Pascoal, Artur Mateus, and Miguel Reis Silva, explores further uses of different composites in SLA (featuring a digital light processing system)...
3D Printed Low Cost  Amniotic Band Prosthetics Conform to the Body, Equipped with Electronic Sensors

3D Printed Low Cost Amniotic Band Prosthetics Conform to the Body, Equipped with Electronic Sensors

The stories we have followed regarding 3D printed prosthetics over the years have been amazing, not only due to the incredible innovations we see coming forth from desktop 3D printers, but also because they change people’s lives. And the momentum just keeps going too, with prosthetics becoming more elaborate, functional, and accompanied by electronics. Now, […]

The stories we have followed regarding 3D printed prosthetics over the years have been amazing, not only due to the incredible innovations we see coming forth from desktop 3D printers, but also because they change people’s lives. And the momentum just keeps going too,...
PLLA Calcium Carbonate  SLS 3D Printing Powders Evaluated for Bone Tissue Scaffolds

PLLA Calcium Carbonate SLS 3D Printing Powders Evaluated for Bone Tissue Scaffolds

Healing large bone defects is an ongoing challenge, and scientists continue to look for ways to do so in tissue engineering. With 3D printing, however, the use of solvents is often necessary. In ‘Development of a solvent-free polylactide/calcium carbonate composite for selective laser sintering of bone tissue engineering scaffolds,’ researchers from all over Germany explore […]

Healing large bone defects is an ongoing challenge, and scientists continue to look for ways to do so in tissue engineering. With 3D printing, however, the use of solvents is often necessary. In ‘Development of a solvent-free polylactide/calcium carbonate composite...
Exceptional Metamaterials Are Reconfigurable & Deployable Through 4D Printing

Exceptional Metamaterials Are Reconfigurable & Deployable Through 4D Printing

3D printing may allow for infinite innovation in design and production, but some designers, engineers, and researchers feel constricted by the fixed qualities—leading them to expand with 4D printing and experiment with materials that can be more finely tuned. In ‘4D printing reconfigurable, deployable and mechanically tunable metamaterials,’ researchers present the best of both realms […]

3D printing may allow for infinite innovation in design and production, but some designers, engineers, and researchers feel constricted by the fixed qualities—leading them to expand with 4D printing and experiment with materials that can be more finely tuned. In ‘4D...
Green Fab Lab: Using the Fab Lab To 3D Print New Things From Recycled Plastics

Green Fab Lab: Using the Fab Lab To 3D Print New Things From Recycled Plastics

Fab labs, growing in popularity around the globe, have a reputation for being smaller forums where the tools are provided for creative manufacturing, often centered around 3D design and 3D printing in a group setting. Materials obviously play a large role in these progressive environments. Now, researchers are studying a new program, outlining their findings […]

Fab labs, growing in popularity around the globe, have a reputation for being smaller forums where the tools are provided for creative manufacturing, often centered around 3D design and 3D printing in a group setting. Materials obviously play a large role in these...
Chinese Morticians Improving Facial Reconstruction Through 3D Printing

Chinese Morticians Improving Facial Reconstruction Through 3D Printing

Morticians in China may have an extremely helpful new tool coming their way, in the form of the 3D printer. Currently, a funeral parlor in Guangzhou is experimenting with 3D printing for restoration of bodies that may have been injured, and subsequently damaged, at the time of death. “We want the deceased to leave with […]

Morticians in China may have an extremely helpful new tool coming their way, in the form of the 3D printer. Currently, a funeral parlor in Guangzhou is experimenting with 3D printing for restoration of bodies that may have been injured, and subsequently damaged, at...
Made in Space Developing Interferometer, Collaborating with Lowell Observatory On In Space Manufacturing

Made in Space Developing Interferometer, Collaborating with Lowell Observatory On In Space Manufacturing

Tipping point technology continues to expand via the NASA/Made in Space collaboration resulting in the Archinaut. And as this project geared up several years ago, few of us probably realized how extensive it would be, amidst so many other worldwide technological projects—and projections; however, this futuristic system still seems to be on track for changing […]

Tipping point technology continues to expand via the NASA/Made in Space collaboration resulting in the Archinaut. And as this project geared up several years ago, few of us probably realized how extensive it would be, amidst so many other worldwide technological...
Imgur User Beats New Samsung Galaxy S10 ID Scanner with 3D Printed Fingerprint

Imgur User Beats New Samsung Galaxy S10 ID Scanner with 3D Printed Fingerprint

While we have become well familiarized with the concept that ‘there is an app for that,’ today another common statement in tech-savvy circles is ‘well, you know you could 3D print that!’ The hope is that everyone is using their powers for good. As we find out more about how Imgur user darkshark used 3D printing […]

While we have become well familiarized with the concept that ‘there is an app for that,’ today another common statement in tech-savvy circles is ‘well, you know you could 3D print that!’ The hope is that everyone is using their powers for good. As we find out more...
Heraeus Creates Largest 3D Printed Gear Wheel Made from Amorphous Metals

Heraeus Creates Largest 3D Printed Gear Wheel Made from Amorphous Metals

Another historical milestone has been met in 3D printing—a technology known for outdoing itself on a continued basis—with the introduction of the largest 3D printed gear wheel ever fabricated in amorphous metals. This represents another major stride in the realm of materials science, as well as additive manufacturing. Heraeus, a technology group from Germany with […]

Another historical milestone has been met in 3D printing—a technology known for outdoing itself on a continued basis—with the introduction of the largest 3D printed gear wheel ever fabricated in amorphous metals. This represents another major stride in the realm of...
ColorPod DualBox is an Add-on That Turns Desktop 3D Printers Into Color Powder 3D Printers

ColorPod DualBox is an Add-on That Turns Desktop 3D Printers Into Color Powder 3D Printers

As 3D printing arrived on the scene, surprising artists and designers with a certain level of self-sustainability in creation never experienced before, the hunger for more, more, more in terms of options became almost immediate—and mainly with a desire for more color. There have been forays into 3D printing with color and full-color 3D printers, […]

As 3D printing arrived on the scene, surprising artists and designers with a certain level of self-sustainability in creation never experienced before, the hunger for more, more, more in terms of options became almost immediate—and mainly with a desire for more color....
Rapidia Releases Binding System for 3D Metal Printing

Rapidia Releases Binding System for 3D Metal Printing

Rapidia Inc., headquartered in Vancouver, will be showing off their new metal binding system at RAPID+TCT in Detroit next month from May 21-23 (booth 533). Offering a new and easier ‘office-friendly’ way to 3D print and performing additive manufacturing processes with metal, Rapidia is releasing a metal binding system that eliminates loose powder from the […]

Rapidia Inc., headquartered in Vancouver, will be showing off their new metal binding system at RAPID+TCT in Detroit next month from May 21-23 (booth 533). Offering a new and easier ‘office-friendly’ way to 3D print and performing additive manufacturing processes with...
Philippines: Researchers Create 3D Printing App for Learning Braille

Philippines: Researchers Create 3D Printing App for Learning Braille

To lose one of your senses, or to be born without such faculties, means being left out of so much that society and culture have to offer—until your world is opened through another route like sign language or hearing aids or in the case of the visually impaired, Braille. Now, researchers from the Philippines are […]

To lose one of your senses, or to be born without such faculties, means being left out of so much that society and culture have to offer—until your world is opened through another route like sign language or hearing aids or in the case of the visually impaired,...
Improving 3D Printing Materials with PLA/Graphene/Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Composites

Improving 3D Printing Materials with PLA/Graphene/Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Composites

Researchers from all over the world have come together to further the study of materials science in 3D printing, with their findings recently published in ‘PLA/Graphene/MWCNT Composites with Improved Electrical and Thermal Properties Suitable for FDM 3D Printing Applications.’ While there may be a variety of different polymeric materials available today for 3D printing, polylactic […]

Researchers from all over the world have come together to further the study of materials science in 3D printing, with their findings recently published in ‘PLA/Graphene/MWCNT Composites with Improved Electrical and Thermal Properties Suitable for FDM 3D Printing...
Ceramics 3D Printing Robots May Save Ancient Relics

Ceramics 3D Printing Robots May Save Ancient Relics

3D printing continues to assist in the preservation and restoration of historical relics, with industrial robotics and alternative materials offering even more potential. Chinese researcher Jia-zheng Zhu, of Nanjing Normal University, explores the topic further in ‘Application of 3D Printing Industrial Robot in Ceramic Relic Protection and Repair,’ along with alerting us to the sense […]

3D printing continues to assist in the preservation and restoration of historical relics, with industrial robotics and alternative materials offering even more potential. Chinese researcher Jia-zheng Zhu, of Nanjing Normal University, explores the topic further in...
TU Delft: Researchers 3D Printing Minimal Surface Structures Inspired by Origami

TU Delft: Researchers 3D Printing Minimal Surface Structures Inspired by Origami

Although Japan is famous for their creations in origami, the craft is appreciated around the world, and recently by TU Delft researchers in the Netherlands who sought to understand more about folding mechanisms for complex efficient structures. Their findings are fully outlined in ‘Hyperbolic origami-inspired folding of triply periodic minimal surface structures,’ by Sebastien J.P. […]

Although Japan is famous for their creations in origami, the craft is appreciated around the world, and recently by TU Delft researchers in the Netherlands who sought to understand more about folding mechanisms for complex efficient structures. Their findings are...
McGill University Researchers Review Bioprinting with Soft Materials: Challenges & Solutions

McGill University Researchers Review Bioprinting with Soft Materials: Challenges & Solutions

Researchers in Quebec from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University are delving into more specific topics regarding cell fabrication and tissue engineering in ‘Extrusion bioprinting of soft materials: An emerging technique for biological model fabrication.’ Complex geometric structures that can be created via bioinks (soft materials) are the focus of review, along with […]

Researchers in Quebec from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University are delving into more specific topics regarding cell fabrication and tissue engineering in ‘Extrusion bioprinting of soft materials: An emerging technique for biological model...
Aerojet Rocketdyne  Acquires Daytona Beach-Headquartered 3D Material Technologies

Aerojet Rocketdyne Acquires Daytona Beach-Headquartered 3D Material Technologies

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings has not slowed down a bit regarding their uses for 3D printing technology, and now they will have even greater resources as they acquire 3D Material Technologies (3DMT) from ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. Hidden away in the Daytona Beach, Florida area, 3DMT is already a supplier of AM services to important industries […]

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings has not slowed down a bit regarding their uses for 3D printing technology, and now they will have even greater resources as they acquire 3D Material Technologies (3DMT) from ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. Hidden away in the Daytona Beach,...
China: Origami Used to Strengthen 4D Metamaterials Resulting in a Tunable Miura-ori Tube

China: Origami Used to Strengthen 4D Metamaterials Resulting in a Tunable Miura-ori Tube

Chinese researchers explore not only the inspiration of origami designs and structures in science and technology today, but also the uses of 4D printing in a range of industrial applications. Their findings have been recently published in ‘Miura-ori tube metamaterial with tunable dynamic property,’ as they explore how modern structures can be engineered to respond […]

Chinese researchers explore not only the inspiration of origami designs and structures in science and technology today, but also the uses of 4D printing in a range of industrial applications. Their findings have been recently published in ‘Miura-ori tube metamaterial...
Oklahoma State University Dissertation: Bioprinting Neural Tissue with Chitosan-Gelatin Hydrogels

Oklahoma State University Dissertation: Bioprinting Neural Tissue with Chitosan-Gelatin Hydrogels

Kevin Roehm of Oklahoma State University is investigating the use of new materials and structures for successful bioprinting. His findings are outlined in his recently published dissertation, ‘Bioprinting Cell Laden Structures with Chitosan-Gelatin for Neural Tissue Applications.’ Bioprinting has gone far past the stage of offering ‘potential’ these days, with numerous 3D printed surgical implants […]

Kevin Roehm of Oklahoma State University is investigating the use of new materials and structures for successful bioprinting. His findings are outlined in his recently published dissertation, ‘Bioprinting Cell Laden Structures with Chitosan-Gelatin for Neural Tissue...
Project Miliquant: Nanoscribe Participates in Collaboration Using 3D Printing in Quantum Technology Research

Project Miliquant: Nanoscribe Participates in Collaboration Using 3D Printing in Quantum Technology Research

Nanoscribe has been impressing us at the micro- and nano-level for years now in 3D printing, from their work with plasmonics to micro-optics and many other projects related to industrial microfabrication. Now, the German manufacturer is developing miniaturized, frequency- and power-stable diode lasers with other industry leaders, to include: Q.ant Zeiss Bosch Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz […]

Nanoscribe has been impressing us at the micro- and nano-level for years now in 3D printing, from their work with plasmonics to micro-optics and many other projects related to industrial microfabrication. Now, the German manufacturer is developing miniaturized,...
Unveiled at Hannover Messe: BigRep Pro & 3D Printed NEXT Automated Guided Vehicle

Unveiled at Hannover Messe: BigRep Pro & 3D Printed NEXT Automated Guided Vehicle

Eventgoers at Hannover Messe, held in Hannover Germany from April 1-5, are getting a preview of the latest in spectacular new technology and innovation. This includes learning more about new dimensions in additive manufacturing too as companies like BigRep unveil 3D printers such as the 5G connected industrial BigRep PRO—developed with partner Bosch Rexroth. The […]

Eventgoers at Hannover Messe, held in Hannover Germany from April 1-5, are getting a preview of the latest in spectacular new technology and innovation. This includes learning more about new dimensions in additive manufacturing too as companies like BigRep unveil 3D...
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