Dutch Army and DiManEx Announce Initiative to 3D Print Spare Parts

Dutch Army and DiManEx Announce Initiative to 3D Print Spare Parts

A new cooperation between the Material Stock Logistic Command of the Dutch Army and DiManEx will help solve a widespread problem of sourcing and reproducing legacy parts. The agreement became official earlier this month and stems from the army’s Land Maintenance Initiative. Introducing 3D printing technology within their supply chain is part of an effort […]

A new cooperation between the Material Stock Logistic Command of the Dutch Army and DiManEx will help solve a widespread problem of sourcing and reproducing legacy parts. The agreement became official earlier this month and stems from the army’s Land Maintenance...
High-End Restaurant in the Netherlands Adding 3D Printed Food to the Menu

High-End Restaurant in the Netherlands Adding 3D Printed Food to the Menu

Chocolate ganache, hazelnut celery, fruit caviar and goat cheese are all dishes likely to be found on the menus at high-end restaurants, as will be the case for Dutch chef Jan Smink and his new restaurant opening in September 2018 in Wolvega. However, there’s a catch – the food is 3D printed. Guests will have […]

Chocolate ganache, hazelnut celery, fruit caviar and goat cheese are all dishes likely to be found on the menus at high-end restaurants, as will be the case for Dutch chef Jan Smink and his new restaurant opening in September 2018 in Wolvega. However, there’s a...
Peacock Receives 3D Printed Prosthetic Foot From Generous Reddit User

Peacock Receives 3D Printed Prosthetic Foot From Generous Reddit User

One of the best aspects of 3D printing is its ability to help animals all around the world. From prosthetics to walking aids, it’s proven to be an affordable and versatile solution for a wide range of pet owners. In a video posted on YouTube, a Wyoming man named Mike described how his family’s pet […]

One of the best aspects of 3D printing is its ability to help animals all around the world. From prosthetics to walking aids, it’s proven to be an affordable and versatile solution for a wide range of pet owners. In a video posted on YouTube, a Wyoming man named...
Hackrod Turns to Equity Crowdfunding for VR-Designed, AI-Engineered Custom 3D Printed Cars

Hackrod Turns to Equity Crowdfunding for VR-Designed, AI-Engineered Custom 3D Printed Cars

Traditional and inefficient manufacturing processes in the automotive industry are giving way to digital design techniques and advanced manufacturing methods like 3D printing. In an ongoing partnership with Autodesk, Los Angeles-based startup company Hackrod has taken on a major challenge to transform the way automobiles are designed and manufactured. According to their website, the company aims to […]

Traditional and inefficient manufacturing processes in the automotive industry are giving way to digital design techniques and advanced manufacturing methods like 3D printing. In an ongoing partnership with Autodesk, Los Angeles-based startup company Hackrod has taken...
Replacement Water Manifold for 1913 Fire Engine Made with 3D Printing

Replacement Water Manifold for 1913 Fire Engine Made with 3D Printing

Collectors of rare cars, planes, boats, and this case, fire engines, are all too familiar with the challenge of finding replacement parts for worn out or damaged parts. Even if one is lucky enough to track down a replacement, there’s a good chance the part will be in poor condition. Many collectors will spend weeks, […]

Collectors of rare cars, planes, boats, and this case, fire engines, are all too familiar with the challenge of finding replacement parts for worn out or damaged parts. Even if one is lucky enough to track down a replacement, there’s a good chance the part will...
Nexa3D Launches High Speed Industrial-Grade Stereolithography 3D Printer

Nexa3D Launches High Speed Industrial-Grade Stereolithography 3D Printer

Those attending CES 2018 in Las Vegas this week will have the chance to watch live demonstrations of the ultra-fast stereolithography NXV 3D printer from Nexa3D. The industrial-grade 3D printer relies on proprietary Lubricant Sublayer Photo-curing (LSPc) technology and patented structured light matrix capable of reaching top speeds of 1 cm per minute. This allows for a 3D […]

Those attending CES 2018 in Las Vegas this week will have the chance to watch live demonstrations of the ultra-fast stereolithography NXV 3D printer from Nexa3D. The industrial-grade 3D printer relies on proprietary Lubricant Sublayer Photo-curing (LSPc) technology...
Florida Man Receives New 3D Printed Hands From e-NABLE

Florida Man Receives New 3D Printed Hands From e-NABLE

  A team of doctors and 3D printing enthusiasts in St. Petersburg, FL recently helped 61 year old Francisco Piedra receive a new set of 3D printed prosthetic hands after a complication during heart surgery required amputating his hands and legs below the knee. In the spring of 2016, Piedra was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis, a […]

  A team of doctors and 3D printing enthusiasts in St. Petersburg, FL recently helped 61 year old Francisco Piedra receive a new set of 3D printed prosthetic hands after a complication during heart surgery required amputating his hands and legs below the knee. In the...
University of Indianapolis Examines 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Use in Occupational Therapy

University of Indianapolis Examines 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Use in Occupational Therapy

The University of Indianapolis first launched its UIndyDay initiative in April 2016 with the goal of raising money for projects that would support continued academic excellence and diversity. Last year’s UIndyDay included five projects and brought in nearly $40,000 from 470 donors. The project that received the most donations was from the School of Occupational Therapy, which used the money […]

The University of Indianapolis first launched its UIndyDay initiative in April 2016 with the goal of raising money for projects that would support continued academic excellence and diversity. Last year’s UIndyDay included five projects and brought in nearly...
Youngstown Business Incubator Opens Fifth Building for Additive Manufacturing

Youngstown Business Incubator Opens Fifth Building for Additive Manufacturing

The Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, December 11 to celebrate the opening of Tech Block Building 5, the fifth building on their campus in downtown Youngstown, Ohio. The building will provide space for early stage companies in the additive manufacturing industry and house industrial equipment for research and part production. YBI […]

The Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, December 11 to celebrate the opening of Tech Block Building 5, the fifth building on their campus in downtown Youngstown, Ohio. The building will provide space for early stage companies...
Oceanside Fire Department Uses 3D Printing to Speed Up Response Time

Oceanside Fire Department Uses 3D Printing to Speed Up Response Time

The Oceanside Fire Department in California is using 3D printing to help make daily tasks easier and improve response times. Fire Captain Andy Stotts, who has a background in design and prototype development, first introduced 3D printing to the fire department after watching a YouTube channel showing a phone case being made using 3D printing – […]

The Oceanside Fire Department in California is using 3D printing to help make daily tasks easier and improve response times. Fire Captain Andy Stotts, who has a background in design and prototype development, first introduced 3D printing to the fire department after...
Bottletop and Ai Build Use Sustainable Materials to 3D Print Store Interior

Bottletop and Ai Build Use Sustainable Materials to 3D Print Store Interior

Holiday shoppers near 84 Regent Street in London should be on the lookout for Bottletop, the world’s first store with a 3D printed interior created by KUKA robots using sustainable materials. In partnership with Ai Build and Krause Architects, the store will showcase how innovators are using 3D printing to re-imagine the future of zero […]

Holiday shoppers near 84 Regent Street in London should be on the lookout for Bottletop, the world’s first store with a 3D printed interior created by KUKA robots using sustainable materials. In partnership with Ai Build and Krause Architects, the store will...
University of Michigan Provides Updates on Algorithm to Speed Up 3D Printing

University of Michigan Provides Updates on Algorithm to Speed Up 3D Printing

You might remember reading an article recently about an algorithm developed at the University of Michigan’s Smart and Sustainable Automation Lab (S2A) that would allow desktop 3D printers to double their speed. The technology uses Filtered B-Spline (FBS) algorithms to adjust control of the printer and mitigate unwanted vibrations as the printer speeds up. A video demonstration was released on November 1st […]

You might remember reading an article recently about an algorithm developed at the University of Michigan’s Smart and Sustainable Automation Lab (S2A) that would allow desktop 3D printers to double their speed. The technology uses Filtered B-Spline (FBS)...
Fovia Releases Versatile F.A.S.T. Cloud Development

Fovia Releases Versatile F.A.S.T. Cloud Development

Fovia, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based visualization company, recently announced the launch of F.A.S.T. Cloud Development, a major addition to their XStream HDVR Software Development Kit (SDK) Suite. Fovia is a world leader in advanced visualization and is known for developing High Definition Volume Rendering (HDVR) and XStream HDVR, which is typically used by OEMs and researchers from qualified universities. HDVR is a CPU-based, advanced visualization […]

Fovia, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based visualization company, recently announced the launch of F.A.S.T. Cloud Development, a major addition to their XStream HDVR Software Development Kit (SDK) Suite. Fovia is a world leader in advanced visualization and is known for...
Flinders University Uses 3D Scanning to Study Dutch East India Shipwrecks

Flinders University Uses 3D Scanning to Study Dutch East India Shipwrecks

3D scanning has proven to be a key driver in the growth of the 3D printing industry and continues to open the door for new applications and research. A team of maritime archaeologists from Flinders University in South Australia is planning to use high-quality 3D scanning, laser and CT scanning to capture fine detail of […]

3D scanning has proven to be a key driver in the growth of the 3D printing industry and continues to open the door for new applications and research. A team of maritime archaeologists from Flinders University in South Australia is planning to use high-quality 3D...
ScanPyramids Uses 3D Scanning and Virtual Reality to Provide Immersive Learning Experience

ScanPyramids Uses 3D Scanning and Virtual Reality to Provide Immersive Learning Experience

Scientists from the Egypto-international ScanPyramids Project recently uncovered a 30-meter long chamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu Pyramid) and they’re calling it “ScanPyramids Big Void.” This is the first major space found inside the Khufu Pyramid since the nineteenth century. The results were recently published in the journal Nature. With the support of La Fondation Dassault Systèmes and Emissive, the […]

Scientists from the Egypto-international ScanPyramids Project recently uncovered a 30-meter long chamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu Pyramid) and they’re calling it “ScanPyramids Big Void.” This is the first major space found inside the...
University of Nottingham Researchers Use UV Light to 3D Print Multi-Functional Devices

University of Nottingham Researchers Use UV Light to 3D Print Multi-Functional Devices

The process of integrating electronics into 3D printed devices starts with being able to 3D print multiple materials at the same time. Thanks to an innovation developed at the University of Nottingham, the ability to 3D print functional parts containing multiple materials is becoming a viable process. A team of researchers from the university’s Centre for […]

The process of integrating electronics into 3D printed devices starts with being able to 3D print multiple materials at the same time. Thanks to an innovation developed at the University of Nottingham, the ability to 3D print functional parts containing multiple...
LightSPEE3D Speeds Up Metal 3D Printing by 100 to 1,000 Times

LightSPEE3D Speeds Up Metal 3D Printing by 100 to 1,000 Times

SPEE3D, a 3D printing startup company from Melbourne, Australia, recently announced the global launch of its industrial metal 3D printer they’re calling the LightSPEE3D. It’s the world’s first metal 3D printer that introduces supersonic 3D deposition (SP3D) technology and offers manufacturing-grade 3D printing with fast production speeds. The LightSPEE3D is designed for scalable and on-demand […]

SPEE3D, a 3D printing startup company from Melbourne, Australia, recently announced the global launch of its industrial metal 3D printer they’re calling the LightSPEE3D. It’s the world’s first metal 3D printer that introduces supersonic 3D deposition...
3D Printing: A Tool in the Toolbox for Makers and Educators

3D Printing: A Tool in the Toolbox for Makers and Educators

Early adopters in the 3D printing industry were often faced with a number of obstacles that made it difficult to sell their machines. There was (and still is) a general lack of education among schools and the existing workforce. Schools that purchased 3D printers early on quickly learned the frustration of getting parts to stick […]

Early adopters in the 3D printing industry were often faced with a number of obstacles that made it difficult to sell their machines. There was (and still is) a general lack of education among schools and the existing workforce. Schools that purchased 3D printers...
Software Algorithm Developed at University of Michigan Speeds Up 3D Printing

Software Algorithm Developed at University of Michigan Speeds Up 3D Printing

Recent developments in the Smart and Sustainable Automation Research Lab (S2A Lab) at the University of Michigan College of Engineering might make it easier for 3D printing enthusiasts to answer one of the most commonly asked questions in the industry – “How long does it take to 3D print something?” There’s currently not a good short […]

Recent developments in the Smart and Sustainable Automation Research Lab (S2A Lab) at the University of Michigan College of Engineering might make it easier for 3D printing enthusiasts to answer one of the most commonly asked questions in the industry –...
3D Printed Replacement Gear Lasts Welder Seven Months

3D Printed Replacement Gear Lasts Welder Seven Months

It’s been widely agreed upon since the early 1980s that the direct value of 3D printing is found in rapid prototyping. 3D printing prototypes helps companies speed up product development cycles by taking advantage of inexpensive, fast, and often complex design iterations. In an increasingly competitive free market, companies are discovering new ways to use […]

It’s been widely agreed upon since the early 1980s that the direct value of 3D printing is found in rapid prototyping. 3D printing prototypes helps companies speed up product development cycles by taking advantage of inexpensive, fast, and often complex design...
Dinsmore and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County Show Value of Patient-Specific 3D Printed Tibia Model

Dinsmore and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County Show Value of Patient-Specific 3D Printed Tibia Model

A 3D printed anatomical model assisted in recent successful surgery on eighteen-year-old Moises Campos. In order to help surgeons better prepare for the complex operation, the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) recently teamed up with Dinsmore Inc., a 3D printing company from Irvine, California, to 3D print a full-scale model of Campos’ tibia based […]

A 3D printed anatomical model assisted in recent successful surgery on eighteen-year-old Moises Campos. In order to help surgeons better prepare for the complex operation, the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) recently teamed up with Dinsmore Inc., a...
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