SMS Group Helps Customers Digitalize Through 3D Printing and Other Tech

SMS Group Helps Customers Digitalize Through 3D Printing and Other Tech

German family-owned business SMS Group works with metal companies to develop solutions for new plants, modernized or digitalized plants, and more. The company just reported strong numbers for the last quarter, and is looking ahead to a busy and productive remainder of 2018. “SMS group is the world market leader in plant and mechanical engineering for […]

German family-owned business SMS Group works with metal companies to develop solutions for new plants, modernized or digitalized plants, and more. The company just reported strong numbers for the last quarter, and is looking ahead to a busy and productive remainder of...
3D Printed Autonomous Olli Shuttle Makes Debut at University at Buffalo

3D Printed Autonomous Olli Shuttle Makes Debut at University at Buffalo

The streets are not yet filled with autonomous vehicles, but there are plenty of them in development, and one of the most famous is likely Olli the 3D printed shuttle. Created by Local Motors in partnership with IBM’s Watson IoT’s AutoLAB, Olli is the world’s first co-created, self-driving electric vehicle, and it has already been deployed to shuttle […]

The streets are not yet filled with autonomous vehicles, but there are plenty of them in development, and one of the most famous is likely Olli the 3D printed shuttle. Created by Local Motors in partnership with IBM’s Watson IoT’s AutoLAB, Olli is the world’s...
Wiiboox SLM250 3D Printer is the Latest in Company’s Large Printer Selection

Wiiboox SLM250 3D Printer is the Latest in Company’s Large Printer Selection

Chinese company Wiiboox has been in business since 2014, and was founded with a focus on manufacturing, education, food, and scientific research. Based in Nanjing, with offices in Taiwan and South Korea, Wiiboox has amassed a large selection of 3D printers and 3D scanners in its four years of existence, and most recently it introduced the […]

Chinese company Wiiboox has been in business since 2014, and was founded with a focus on manufacturing, education, food, and scientific research. Based in Nanjing, with offices in Taiwan and South Korea, Wiiboox has amassed a large selection of 3D printers and 3D...
3D Printed Magnets In Functional Assemblies Could Lead to New Machines and Medical Devices

3D Printed Magnets In Functional Assemblies Could Lead to New Machines and Medical Devices

Since 3D printing began to diversify, allowing for the printing of materials beyond just metal and plastic, scientists have been experimenting with the 3D printing of magnets. 3D printed magnets can be made more quickly and less expensively than more conventional methods of production, and they can be easily made into complex geometries if so […]

Since 3D printing began to diversify, allowing for the printing of materials beyond just metal and plastic, scientists have been experimenting with the 3D printing of magnets. 3D printed magnets can be made more quickly and less expensively than more conventional...
KIT 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand can Autonomously Grasp Objects of Different Shapes

KIT 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand can Autonomously Grasp Objects of Different Shapes

Prosthetics have come a long way thanks to 3D printing, which has made them less expensive, more easily customizable and overall more accessible to more people. They still have plenty of room for improvement and development, however. Even myoelectric prosthetics, which are controlled via signals generated by the wearer’s muscles, require significant attention and concentration […]

Prosthetics have come a long way thanks to 3D printing, which has made them less expensive, more easily customizable and overall more accessible to more people. They still have plenty of room for improvement and development, however. Even myoelectric prosthetics,...
BMW Impresses with 3D Printed Roof Bracket for BMW i8 Roadster

BMW Impresses with 3D Printed Roof Bracket for BMW i8 Roadster

BMW has been using 3D printing for more than 25 years, so the automotive manufacturer has built up a high level of expertise over the decades. Recently, the company has leveraged 3D printing to create some interesting concept cars, but BMW uses 3D printing for more than just creative concepts – it’s putting the technology […]

BMW has been using 3D printing for more than 25 years, so the automotive manufacturer has built up a high level of expertise over the decades. Recently, the company has leveraged 3D printing to create some interesting concept cars, but BMW uses 3D printing for more...
Study Looks at Effects of Surface Slope and Build Orientation in Material Jetting 3D Printing

Study Looks at Effects of Surface Slope and Build Orientation in Material Jetting 3D Printing

Several studies have analyzed the surface finish of 3D printed objects, but very few have looked at the surface finish and dimensional accuracy of those 3D printed through material jetting. Material Jetting is a 3D printing process where a material is jetted from a nozzle usually an inkjet head or similar. This material is then […]

Several studies have analyzed the surface finish of 3D printed objects, but very few have looked at the surface finish and dimensional accuracy of those 3D printed through material jetting. Material Jetting is a 3D printing process where a material is jetted from a...
How 3D Printing Can Help Bring Photography Full Circle

How 3D Printing Can Help Bring Photography Full Circle

Photography is an art form that has gone through a lot of changes in a few years. First there were digital cameras, which pushed aside traditional film and darkroom development, and then cameras on phones became so advanced that they began to supplant even digital cameras. But cameras haven’t become obsolete, as some people fear […]

Photography is an art form that has gone through a lot of changes in a few years. First there were digital cameras, which pushed aside traditional film and darkroom development, and then cameras on phones became so advanced that they began to supplant even digital...
3D Printed Ballet Shoes Offer Dancers Support and Protection From Injury

3D Printed Ballet Shoes Offer Dancers Support and Protection From Injury

Ballet dancers make what they do look effortless, but it’s far from it. If you’ve ever seen a ballet dancer’s feet, you were probably shocked, but bruised and bloody feet are normal for these athletes. Dancers accept that their work is going to cause them pain, but Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design graduate Hadar […]

Ballet dancers make what they do look effortless, but it’s far from it. If you’ve ever seen a ballet dancer’s feet, you were probably shocked, but bruised and bloody feet are normal for these athletes. Dancers accept that their work is going to cause...
3D Printed Mycelium Shoe is Striking and Might Even Be Wearable

3D Printed Mycelium Shoe is Striking and Might Even Be Wearable

I can’t imagine walking in the new 3D printed high heels from design studio Ica and Kostika, but that doesn’t make them any less fascinating to look at. Called the Mycelium Shoe, the high heels’ texture does resemble some sort of mushroom, while their shape looks like a kind of curved shark fin sprouting from […]

I can’t imagine walking in the new 3D printed high heels from design studio Ica and Kostika, but that doesn’t make them any less fascinating to look at. Called the Mycelium Shoe, the high heels’ texture does resemble some sort of mushroom, while...
Girl with an Oar: Soviet-Era Statue Restored with 3D Printing and Calligraphy

Girl with an Oar: Soviet-Era Statue Restored with 3D Printing and Calligraphy

In 1934, artist Ivan Shadr created a sculpture of a nude girl proudly posing with an oar. The aptly named Girl with an Oar was deemed “too sexy for Stalin” although the artist himself was reportedly a favorite of the Soviet dictator. The eight-foot-tall statue was originally installed in Russia’s Gorky Park, surrounded by fountains […]

In 1934, artist Ivan Shadr created a sculpture of a nude girl proudly posing with an oar. The aptly named Girl with an Oar was deemed “too sexy for Stalin” although the artist himself was reportedly a favorite of the Soviet dictator. The eight-foot-tall...
3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions Bring Together 3D Printing and Precision Machining

3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions Bring Together 3D Printing and Precision Machining

More and more manufacturing companies are looking into hybrid manufacturing options that combine 3D printing with more traditional technologies such as machining and molding. Georg Fisher (GF) Machining Solutions is a provider of solutions to the precision machining industry and to manufacturers of precision components. This week, the company announced that it would be partnering with […]

More and more manufacturing companies are looking into hybrid manufacturing options that combine 3D printing with more traditional technologies such as machining and molding. Georg Fisher (GF) Machining Solutions is a provider of solutions to the precision machining...
AFPALM: A New 3D Printing Technology Combines 3D Printing with Automated Fiber Placement

AFPALM: A New 3D Printing Technology Combines 3D Printing with Automated Fiber Placement

Several methods have been developed for the creation of lightweight composite structures. Two of the most commonly used are automated fiber placement (AFP) and automated tape laying (ATL). These two techniques are well-suited for large and/or geometrically complex structures, and their advantages over manual laydown include productivity and reproducibility. These methods hold a lot of […]

Several methods have been developed for the creation of lightweight composite structures. Two of the most commonly used are automated fiber placement (AFP) and automated tape laying (ATL). These two techniques are well-suited for large and/or geometrically complex...
Digital Alloys Closes Series B Funding, Receives Patents for Novel Joule Printing Method

Digital Alloys Closes Series B Funding, Receives Patents for Novel Joule Printing Method

Located in Burlington, Massachusetts, 3D printing company Digital Alloys is bringing something brand new to the table. It’s called Joule Printing, and the company claims it will bring metal 3D printing into the mainstream. Although metal 3D printing is becoming more common as costs lower and technologies diversify, it still has its issues, including still-high production […]

Located in Burlington, Massachusetts, 3D printing company Digital Alloys is bringing something brand new to the table. It’s called Joule Printing, and the company claims it will bring metal 3D printing into the mainstream. Although metal 3D printing is becoming...
Coating Nylon 3D Prints to Decrease Moisture Absorption Could Open Up New Applications

Coating Nylon 3D Prints to Decrease Moisture Absorption Could Open Up New Applications

As 3D printing materials advance, it’s becoming possible to create stronger 3D printed parts. Porosity is an issue that afflicts many 3D printed parts, however, including those produced by FDM. One of FDM’s weaknesses is poor bonding between layers, which results in tiny pores and less strength than is ideal. Other factors can weaken parts, […]

As 3D printing materials advance, it’s becoming possible to create stronger 3D printed parts. Porosity is an issue that afflicts many 3D printed parts, however, including those produced by FDM. One of FDM’s weaknesses is poor bonding between layers, which...
3D Printed Manifold Shows Technology’s Promise for Hydraulic Components

3D Printed Manifold Shows Technology’s Promise for Hydraulic Components

One example of how 3D printing has advanced is in the 3D printing of hydraulic components. Until recently, 3D printed parts were not strong enough to manage the high pressures that hydraulics require, but that’s changing. Hydraulics involve optimizing the flow of air or liquid to obtain high power from a small, lightweight package. An […]

One example of how 3D printing has advanced is in the 3D printing of hydraulic components. Until recently, 3D printed parts were not strong enough to manage the high pressures that hydraulics require, but that’s changing. Hydraulics involve optimizing the flow...
Branch Technology and Techmer PM Unveil a 3D Printed Band Shell and Hanging Gardens

Branch Technology and Techmer PM Unveil a 3D Printed Band Shell and Hanging Gardens

Branch Technology has been on the radar for a few years, since it introduced its patented Cellular Fabrication, or C-Fab, technology. The company’s motto is “Build Like Nature,” and it takes inspiration from the way that nature fabricates to create its strong walls. Its 3D printer utilizes a large robotic arm to build freeform in […]

Branch Technology has been on the radar for a few years, since it introduced its patented Cellular Fabrication, or C-Fab, technology. The company’s motto is “Build Like Nature,” and it takes inspiration from the way that nature fabricates to create...
Study Highlights Options for Reinforcing 3D Printed Concrete

Study Highlights Options for Reinforcing 3D Printed Concrete

3D printing with concrete is causing a shift in the construction industry, but as some experts have pointed out, we need to be careful not to get too caught up in the hype as opposed to the reality of the technology. One thing that many people forget is that 3D printed concrete still needs to […]

3D printing with concrete is causing a shift in the construction industry, but as some experts have pointed out, we need to be careful not to get too caught up in the hype as opposed to the reality of the technology. One thing that many people forget is that 3D...
Australian Cosplayer Faces Prison for 3D Printed Replica Guns

Australian Cosplayer Faces Prison for 3D Printed Replica Guns

Lately, the topic of 3D printed guns has been a hot one, particularly in the United States as the legality of 3D printing guns and distributing their design files online has been one of the issues of the moment. Australia, however, has always taken a hard line on 3D printed guns, and recently a New South […]

Lately, the topic of 3D printed guns has been a hot one, particularly in the United States as the legality of 3D printing guns and distributing their design files online has been one of the issues of the moment. Australia, however, has always taken a hard line on 3D...
3DBear Introduces Kids to 3D Printing and Augmented Reality

3DBear Introduces Kids to 3D Printing and Augmented Reality

Everyone agrees that it’s important for children to learn new technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality. The challenge lies in finding the best way to teach those skills to young students. Plenty of organizations have taken on that challenge and have come up with creative ways to teach kids about technology while […]

Everyone agrees that it’s important for children to learn new technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality. The challenge lies in finding the best way to teach those skills to young students. Plenty of organizations have taken on that...
Cunicode Uses Code to Generate Beautiful, Unique 3D Printed Art

Cunicode Uses Code to Generate Beautiful, Unique 3D Printed Art

It’s truly amazing what can be done artistically with 3D printing. The medium allows for plenty of design freedom, and some artists have even taken the approach of using Gcode to generate unique works of art. There’s something fascinating about using code to create art; it’s a true melding of creativity and technology, and nothing […]

It’s truly amazing what can be done artistically with 3D printing. The medium allows for plenty of design freedom, and some artists have even taken the approach of using Gcode to generate unique works of art. There’s something fascinating about using code...
Another Chance to Win Amazon Gift Cards from 3DPrint.com!

Another Chance to Win Amazon Gift Cards from 3DPrint.com!

 3D printing is an investment. Even after you’ve bought your 3D printer, the costs don’t end there – filament needs to consistently be replenished, particularly if you 3D print often, and there are things like post-processing tools and bed adhesives that add up as well. At 3DPrint.com, we understand that 3D printing can get expensive, […]

 3D printing is an investment. Even after you’ve bought your 3D printer, the costs don’t end there – filament needs to consistently be replenished, particularly if you 3D print often, and there are things like post-processing tools and bed adhesives...
Experiment Tests the Suitability of 3D Printing Materials for Creating Lab Equipment

Experiment Tests the Suitability of 3D Printing Materials for Creating Lab Equipment

Many scientists are discovering that 3D printing is an effective, inexpensive way to make certain kinds of lab equipment, such as reactors, microscopes and more. But when chemicals are involved, care must be taken to ensure that the additives and colorants in 3D printer filaments are compatible with those chemicals. This potential incompatibility has restricted […]

Many scientists are discovering that 3D printing is an effective, inexpensive way to make certain kinds of lab equipment, such as reactors, microscopes and more. But when chemicals are involved, care must be taken to ensure that the additives and colorants in 3D...
3D Printed Ceramic Implants Have the Potential to Restore Missing Bone

3D Printed Ceramic Implants Have the Potential to Restore Missing Bone

Patients with missing bone due to injury or disease have a couple of different options for bone grafts to replace it – autografts, which come from the patient’s own body, or allografts, which come from a donor. Both have the potential for complications, but researchers at New York University are working on developing another option: […]

Patients with missing bone due to injury or disease have a couple of different options for bone grafts to replace it – autografts, which come from the patient’s own body, or allografts, which come from a donor. Both have the potential for complications,...
Archinaut Enables Production of More Powerful Small Satellites

Archinaut Enables Production of More Powerful Small Satellites

Made In Space started building its Archinaut system a couple of years ago – essentially a 3D printer with a robotic arm capable of building in the vacuum of space. The purpose of the machine was to be able to build and repair satellites in space, creating larger and more complex systems than could be […]

Made In Space started building its Archinaut system a couple of years ago – essentially a 3D printer with a robotic arm capable of building in the vacuum of space. The purpose of the machine was to be able to build and repair satellites in space, creating larger...
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