3D Printing News Briefs: September 22, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 22, 2017

Welcome to the Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, where we are all business, all the time…except for a little news on 3D printing materials, that is. BASF acquires the Solvay polyamide business, OMNI3D names its new CEO, and AP&C has received an important ISO certification. Sculpteo is starting a 3D printing consulting service, […]

Welcome to the Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, where we are all business, all the time…except for a little news on 3D printing materials, that is. BASF acquires the Solvay polyamide business, OMNI3D names its new CEO, and AP&C has received an...
3D Printed Robot Prototype Inspired by Hitchhiker Fish Can Cling to Underwater Surfaces

3D Printed Robot Prototype Inspired by Hitchhiker Fish Can Cling to Underwater Surfaces

These days, you don’t often see a person standing alone on the side of the highway with their arm out and their thumb up, looking to hitch a ride – by now, we all know the many potential dangers of both offering or accepting a ride. I think Phoebe says it best in an episode […]

These days, you don’t often see a person standing alone on the side of the highway with their arm out and their thumb up, looking to hitch a ride – by now, we all know the many potential dangers of both offering or accepting a ride. I think Phoebe says it...
Powder & Heat Creates Customized, Colorful 3D Printed Glasses

Powder & Heat Creates Customized, Colorful 3D Printed Glasses

We’re seeing a lot of 3D printed eyewear these days. The global eyewear industry is valued at more than $100 billion by some estimates, making the customization offered via 3D printing a major opportunity for the industry as a whole to get ahead. There are 3D printed smart eyeglasses, luxury glasses and affordable glasses and sunglasses, […]

We’re seeing a lot of 3D printed eyewear these days. The global eyewear industry is valued at more than $100 billion by some estimates, making the customization offered via 3D printing a major opportunity for the industry as a whole to get ahead. There are 3D...
Innofil3D Partners with Ten Kate Racing and Polyscope to Release New ABS Material for 3D Printed Superbike Racing Components

Innofil3D Partners with Ten Kate Racing and Polyscope to Release New ABS Material for 3D Printed Superbike Racing Components

From cars, yachts, and drones to wheelchairs, bikes, and even small, lifelike heads, 3D printing has been taking the world of competitive racing by storm over the last few years. Ten Kate Racing, the Official Honda World Superbike Team and multiple champion in the World Supersport and Superbike Championship, was looking for more flexibility than milling could offer […]

From cars, yachts, and drones to wheelchairs, bikes, and even small, lifelike heads, 3D printing has been taking the world of competitive racing by storm over the last few years. Ten Kate Racing, the Official Honda World Superbike Team and multiple champion in the...
UK Researchers Develop Method to Make 3D Facial Recreations Using a Single 2D Facial Image

UK Researchers Develop Method to Make 3D Facial Recreations Using a Single 2D Facial Image

The art of using 2D images to recover 3D facial geometry is known as 3D facial reconstruction, which has helped give long-dead historical figures a face and even identify murder victims. Researchers with Kingston University and the University of Nottingham have been working on a unique project dealing with the many difficulties of 3D facial […]

The art of using 2D images to recover 3D facial geometry is known as 3D facial reconstruction, which has helped give long-dead historical figures a face and even identify murder victims. Researchers with Kingston University and the University of Nottingham have been...
INL Researchers Use Hybrid Additive Manufacturing Process to Make Advanced Nuclear Fuels for Reactors

INL Researchers Use Hybrid Additive Manufacturing Process to Make Advanced Nuclear Fuels for Reactors

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL), part of the DOE‘s complex of national laboratories and the top laboratory in the US for nuclear energy research, development, demonstration, and deployment, has been involved with 3D printing technology in the nuclear power industry more than once, working with the DOE and GE Hitachi to irradiate 3D printed metal parts and […]

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL), part of the DOE‘s complex of national laboratories and the top laboratory in the US for nuclear energy research, development, demonstration, and deployment, has been involved with 3D printing technology in the nuclear power...
Formalloy Releases Latest Metal 3D Printing System: L-Series Machine with Blue Wavelength Laser Technology

Formalloy Releases Latest Metal 3D Printing System: L-Series Machine with Blue Wavelength Laser Technology

Metal 3D printing company Formalloy, established last January in sunny San Diego, has been keeping very busy. In addition to developing and then showcasing its flagship A222 3D printer, which uses Formalloy’s patented laser metal deposition (LMD) technology, at last year’s RAPID and Inside 3D Printing San Diego events, the company received an award as part of […]

Metal 3D printing company Formalloy, established last January in sunny San Diego, has been keeping very busy. In addition to developing and then showcasing its flagship A222 3D printer, which uses Formalloy’s patented laser metal deposition (LMD) technology, at...
Plumen Shows Off Bright Ideas with Sustainable, 3D Printed Lampshades

Plumen Shows Off Bright Ideas with Sustainable, 3D Printed Lampshades

We first heard about Plumen, a designer low energy lighting company, two years ago, when it worked with designers at Formaliz3d to develop the 3D printed Kayan lampshade for its ecological light bulbs. Plumen believes that the best way to get people to use energy efficient lighting is to develop low energy light bulbs that they […]

We first heard about Plumen, a designer low energy lighting company, two years ago, when it worked with designers at Formaliz3d to develop the 3D printed Kayan lampshade for its ecological light bulbs. Plumen believes that the best way to get people to use energy...
Stryker and Omegasonics Receive Important Industry Certifications for 3D Printed Spinal Implant and Ultrasonic Cleaning Unit

Stryker and Omegasonics Receive Important Industry Certifications for 3D Printed Spinal Implant and Ultrasonic Cleaning Unit

In the winter of 2016, medical device manufacturing company Stryker decided to commit to 3D printing and announced the launch of a 3D printed spinal implant, as well as a planned 3D printing manufacturing facility. Soon after, the company’s Spine division debuted its 3D printed Tritanium posterior lumbar (PL) cage spinal implant, and completed a successful […]

In the winter of 2016, medical device manufacturing company Stryker decided to commit to 3D printing and announced the launch of a 3D printed spinal implant, as well as a planned 3D printing manufacturing facility. Soon after, the company’s Spine division...
Researchers Create 3D Printed Model to Better Understand a Binary Star System Explosion

Researchers Create 3D Printed Model to Better Understand a Binary Star System Explosion

A team of researchers from the Palermo Astronomical Observatory, the University of Palermo, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics wanted to get a better understanding of what happens between two stars in a close orbit, or binary star system, when there’s an explosion. So, they turned to 3D printing technology to get an up close and personal […]

A team of researchers from the Palermo Astronomical Observatory, the University of Palermo, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics wanted to get a better understanding of what happens between two stars in a close orbit, or binary star system, when...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 19, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 19, 2017

We’re going to start off with a little business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move right along to a new competition, a little education, and some products that have been, or will soon be, on display at tradeshow events. Module Works and Spatial will work together on CAD/CAM solutions for additive […]

We’re going to start off with a little business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move right along to a new competition, a little education, and some products that have been, or will soon be, on display at tradeshow events. Module...
Soft Robotics: 3D Printable Synthetic Soft Muscle is 3X Stronger Than Natural Muscle

Soft Robotics: 3D Printable Synthetic Soft Muscle is 3X Stronger Than Natural Muscle

According to 3D printing guru Hod Lipson, who’s founded four companies, developed an innovative food 3D printer, co-authored two books and over 200 papers, and spoken at multiple industry events, robots will eventually be everywhere in our lives, thanks to new artificial intelligence algorithms and advanced manufacturing methods, like 3D printing. Lipson, a PhD who’s currently […]

According to 3D printing guru Hod Lipson, who’s founded four companies, developed an innovative food 3D printer, co-authored two books and over 200 papers, and spoken at multiple industry events, robots will eventually be everywhere in our lives, thanks to new...
VTT Studying Nanocellulose and 3D Printing for Wound Care and Decoration

VTT Studying Nanocellulose and 3D Printing for Wound Care and Decoration

For the past two years, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, a top research and technology company in the Nordic countries, has been developing new bio-material applications for cellulose-based compounds for 3D printing applications to replace fossil derived raw materials. Now, the company is studying cellulose nanofibrils (nanocellulose or CNFs), which can improve bio-based 3D […]

For the past two years, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, a top research and technology company in the Nordic countries, has been developing new bio-material applications for cellulose-based compounds for 3D printing applications to replace fossil derived raw...
Type A Machines and Circuit Launch Hold Grand Opening for New Facility, Announce Relationship with BriteLab

Type A Machines and Circuit Launch Hold Grand Opening for New Facility, Announce Relationship with BriteLab

In the tech industry today, one of the highest growth areas is shared office spaces, also known as coworking spaces – according to the 2017 Global Coworking Survey, nearly 1.2 million people around the world will have worked in a coworking space by the end of the year. Today, the San Francisco startup behind the […]

In the tech industry today, one of the highest growth areas is shared office spaces, also known as coworking spaces – according to the 2017 Global Coworking Survey, nearly 1.2 million people around the world will have worked in a coworking space by the end of...
Thor3D Introduces Calibration Kit for Drake 3D Scanner to Ensure Accurate Scans Every Time

Thor3D Introduces Calibration Kit for Drake 3D Scanner to Ensure Accurate Scans Every Time

Moscow-based 3D imaging company Thor3D has been taking the 3D scanning industry by storm since it first introduced its handheld Thor 3D Scanner and marking system in 2016. About a year ago, the company released its second handheld scanner, the wireless Drake scanning system, which can capture both small and large objects. The body of […]

Moscow-based 3D imaging company Thor3D has been taking the 3D scanning industry by storm since it first introduced its handheld Thor 3D Scanner and marking system in 2016. About a year ago, the company released its second handheld scanner, the wireless Drake scanning...
3D Printing Technology and Engineering Used to Regenerate Heart Muscle Tissue

3D Printing Technology and Engineering Used to Regenerate Heart Muscle Tissue

In the past, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has used 3D printing technology to help with brain surgery, but now researchers from the Canadian university are focusing on matters of the heart. Mohammad Izadifar, a multi-discipline researcher who works with biomedical and chemical engineering, is combining engineering, 3D printing, and medicine to repair damaged hearts […]

In the past, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has used 3D printing technology to help with brain surgery, but now researchers from the Canadian university are focusing on matters of the heart. Mohammad Izadifar, a multi-discipline researcher who works with...
New EnvisionTEC 3D Printing Material, E-Shore A for Footwear, Now in Beta Testing

New EnvisionTEC 3D Printing Material, E-Shore A for Footwear, Now in Beta Testing

3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC, which celebrated its 15th anniversary this year, is probably best known for its 3D-Bioplotter machine and its work and specialized 3D printers in the dental and jewelry industries, though its technology has also been put to good use in the consumer goods industry. Now, the company has announced that it’s jumping on […]

3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC, which celebrated its 15th anniversary this year, is probably best known for its 3D-Bioplotter machine and its work and specialized 3D printers in the dental and jewelry industries, though its technology has also been put to good...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 15, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 15, 2017

Just like earlier this week, today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs is bringing you the latest business news from the 3D printing world. We’ve got an update on the TU Eindhoven 3D printed bridge, and BIOLIFE4D has appointed its Chief Medical Officer. Divide By Zero Technologies has won a prestigious award, while the Third […]

Just like earlier this week, today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs is bringing you the latest business news from the 3D printing world. We’ve got an update on the TU Eindhoven 3D printed bridge, and BIOLIFE4D has appointed its Chief Medical Officer....
A*STAR Signs MoU For IIoT Consortium, Launches Tech Access Initiative and Industrial Additive Manufacturing Facility

A*STAR Signs MoU For IIoT Consortium, Launches Tech Access Initiative and Industrial Additive Manufacturing Facility

In 2015, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore’s public sector agency for economic research, was focused on advancing 3D bioprinting, and last year it was working to improve the stress absorption of 3D printed implants. Now, the agency is launching a new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Initiative. The announcement was made today at […]

In 2015, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore’s public sector agency for economic research, was focused on advancing 3D bioprinting, and last year it was working to improve the stress absorption of 3D printed implants. Now, the...
Havenlabs' Open Source 3D Printed Utility Band Offers Simple Functionality for Amputees

Havenlabs' Open Source 3D Printed Utility Band Offers Simple Functionality for Amputees

From 3D printed walking sticks to prosthetic arms and robotic braces, 3D printing technology has often offered a helping hand to those who need assistive devices. We first heard about 3D printing non-profit organization Havenlabs in 2016. It was a busy time for the organization, which is made up of engineers and 3D prints prostheses […]

From 3D printed walking sticks to prosthetic arms and robotic braces, 3D printing technology has often offered a helping hand to those who need assistive devices. We first heard about 3D printing non-profit organization Havenlabs in 2016. It was a busy time for the...
Hinckley Creates Its Lightest, First Fully Electric Luxury Yacht with Fake Wood and 3D Printed Titanium Components

Hinckley Creates Its Lightest, First Fully Electric Luxury Yacht with Fake Wood and 3D Printed Titanium Components

From sailboats and submarines to yachts, 3D printing technology has been used numerous times to make components for boats and ships. This week, Rhode Island-based yacht builder Hinckley Co., which has been in the yacht business since 1928, introduced the boating world to Dasher, its first fully electric vessel, at the 47th Newport International Boat […]

From sailboats and submarines to yachts, 3D printing technology has been used numerous times to make components for boats and ships. This week, Rhode Island-based yacht builder Hinckley Co., which has been in the yacht business since 1928, introduced the boating world...
Pinshape Announces Winners of Latest 3D Design Contest - Design Your Future Avatar

Pinshape Announces Winners of Latest 3D Design Contest - Design Your Future Avatar

In July, 3D printing community and marketplace Pinshape partnered with Mold3D Academy for a contest centered around virtual sculpting. In the Design Your Future Avatar Contest, sponsored by Formlabs, Oculus, ZBrush, and 3D Artist Magazine, contestants were tasked with designing an original avatar character that represented their spirit and personality, whether the avatar resembled them personally, or […]

In July, 3D printing community and marketplace Pinshape partnered with Mold3D Academy for a contest centered around virtual sculpting. In the Design Your Future Avatar Contest, sponsored by Formlabs, Oculus, ZBrush, and 3D Artist Magazine, contestants were tasked...
Carbon Co-Founder and CEO Recognized with Heinz Award for Contributions to Technology, the Economy, Employment

Carbon Co-Founder and CEO Recognized with Heinz Award for Contributions to Technology, the Economy, Employment

The Heinz Awards were established in 1993 to honor US Senator John Heinz, and every year extraordinary individuals are recognized for their creativity, determination, contributions, and accomplishments in finding real solutions to critical issues in the world. The awards are administered by the Heinz Family Foundation in the areas of Arts and Humanities; Environment; Human Condition; […]

The Heinz Awards were established in 1993 to honor US Senator John Heinz, and every year extraordinary individuals are recognized for their creativity, determination, contributions, and accomplishments in finding real solutions to critical issues in the world. The...
Turn Color Into Sound with Innovative Specdrums Rings, Created with the Help of 3D Printing

Turn Color Into Sound with Innovative Specdrums Rings, Created with the Help of 3D Printing

From 3D printed violins and guitars to a modular synthesizer and arpeggiator, 3D printing technology has often been used to help musicians play that funky (and classical) music. A creative group of engineering, design, and music students from the University of Colorado Boulder launched a Kickstarter campaign, currently in its final hours, for Specdrums, which is one […]

From 3D printed violins and guitars to a modular synthesizer and arpeggiator, 3D printing technology has often been used to help musicians play that funky (and classical) music. A creative group of engineering, design, and music students from the University of...
LLNL Successfully Creates 4D Printed Flexible, Stretchable Composite Silicone Materials with Shape Memory

LLNL Successfully Creates 4D Printed Flexible, Stretchable Composite Silicone Materials with Shape Memory

Earlier this summer, researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) were working on using a direct ink writing (DIW) process to 3D print silicone metamaterials with shape memory behavior – which technically makes them 4D printed, as the fourth dimension is time in this instance. Now we’ve learned that, for the first time, the LLNL […]

Earlier this summer, researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) were working on using a direct ink writing (DIW) process to 3D print silicone metamaterials with shape memory behavior – which technically makes them 4D printed, as the...

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