3D Printing News Briefs: October 20, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: October 20, 2018

We’re starting with some information about a couple of upcoming shows in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some business and aerospace news. Sinterit is bringing its newly launched material to formnext, while Materialise has announced what products it will be presenting. Registration is now open for AMUG’s 2019 Education and Training Conference. Moving […]

We’re starting with some information about a couple of upcoming shows in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some business and aerospace news. Sinterit is bringing its newly launched material to formnext, while Materialise has announced what...
Additive Industries and Sauber F1 Team Extend Technology Partnership for Metal 3D Printing

Additive Industries and Sauber F1 Team Extend Technology Partnership for Metal 3D Printing

Last summer, Dutch 3D printing company Additive Industries announced a three-year technology partnership with Switzerland-based Sauber F1 Team, which became the launching customer for the MetalFAB1 Process & Application Development Tool. The Sauber F1 Team had already been using 3D printing for over a decade, working extensively with polymer materials, and determined that the next logical step […]

Last summer, Dutch 3D printing company Additive Industries announced a three-year technology partnership with Switzerland-based Sauber F1 Team, which became the launching customer for the MetalFAB1 Process & Application Development Tool. The Sauber F1 Team had...
UMaine Composites Center Helping Boatbuilders Incorporate Large-Scale 3D Printing with Wood-Filled Materials

UMaine Composites Center Helping Boatbuilders Incorporate Large-Scale 3D Printing with Wood-Filled Materials

This week, the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) awarded the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (UMaine Composites Center) a $500,000 grant to form a technology cluster with a very specific purpose – help boatbuilders in Maine gain a competitive advantage in the industry by incorporating large-scale 3D printing with economical wood-filled plastic materials. While small […]

This week, the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) awarded the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (UMaine Composites Center) a $500,000 grant to form a technology cluster with a very specific purpose – help boatbuilders in Maine gain a...
Luxury Watchmaker Collaborates with Betatype to Design and 3D Print Titanium Watch Strap

Luxury Watchmaker Collaborates with Betatype to Design and 3D Print Titanium Watch Strap

London metal 3D printing company Betatype, which was founded in 2012, provides functional 3D printed components to customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, industrial motor sports, and consumer. Recently, the company was involved in the design and development of an innovative watch strap for luxury watch manufacturer Uniform Wares. The two collaborated to make a unique, […]

London metal 3D printing company Betatype, which was founded in 2012, provides functional 3D printed components to customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, industrial motor sports, and consumer. Recently, the company was involved in the design and...
Defense Logistics Agency Awards Senvol Grant to Predict Mechanical Performance of 3D Printed Parts

Defense Logistics Agency Awards Senvol Grant to Predict Mechanical Performance of 3D Printed Parts

New York-based Senvol, which provides data to companies to help them adopt 3D printing into their workflows, has been pretty focused on military applications as of late. The company joined the National Armaments Consortium in July, and it received a grant in August from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of […]

New York-based Senvol, which provides data to companies to help them adopt 3D printing into their workflows, has been pretty focused on military applications as of late. The company joined the National Armaments Consortium in July, and it received a grant in August...
Customers Customizing Their Own 3D Printed Razor Handles with Gillette’s New Razor Maker Platform

Customers Customizing Their Own 3D Printed Razor Handles with Gillette’s New Razor Maker Platform

Everywhere you look, there’s customization and personalization in the products we use daily – we consumers definitely like the items we use to reflect our preferences and personal tastes. And in today’s world of advanced manufacturing, it’s easier than ever to connect everyday products with personalized experiences to form bonds with customers…and get us to […]

Everywhere you look, there’s customization and personalization in the products we use daily – we consumers definitely like the items we use to reflect our preferences and personal tastes. And in today’s world of advanced manufacturing, it’s...
NAMIC and Wiivv Sign MoU for Developing High Performance, 3D Printed Biometric Insoles

NAMIC and Wiivv Sign MoU for Developing High Performance, 3D Printed Biometric Insoles

This week, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), which is on a mission to increase Singapore’s adoption of additive manufacturing technologies and is behind much of the country’s 3D printing activity, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Wiivv, one of the worldwide market leaders in 3D printed insoles. “It’s a great honour to be in […]

This week, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), which is on a mission to increase Singapore’s adoption of additive manufacturing technologies and is behind much of the country’s 3D printing activity, signed a memorandum of...
Solukon and Siemens Develop New Advanced Depowdering System for Metal 3D Printed Parts

Solukon and Siemens Develop New Advanced Depowdering System for Metal 3D Printed Parts

It seems that we’ve entered the busy time of the year for 3D printing shows and trade fairs, though some may argue we’ve never left, as the 3D printing world really never seems to sleep. On the heels of IMTS in Chicago and the TCT Show in Birmingham, which both took place last month, formnext […]

It seems that we’ve entered the busy time of the year for 3D printing shows and trade fairs, though some may argue we’ve never left, as the 3D printing world really never seems to sleep. On the heels of IMTS in Chicago and the TCT Show in Birmingham, which...
Thesis Paper Looks at 3D Printing in the Supply Chain to Determine if it Truly is a Disruptive Technology

Thesis Paper Looks at 3D Printing in the Supply Chain to Determine if it Truly is a Disruptive Technology

Two master’s students, Maryam Salman and Waqas Mushtaq, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) completed a thesis paper together about the structure of the supply chain network and if additive manufacturing can be considered a disruptive technology in business. The paper, titled “Impact of Additive Manufacturing on Supply Chain Network Structure,” is essentially […]

Two master’s students, Maryam Salman and Waqas Mushtaq, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) completed a thesis paper together about the structure of the supply chain network and if additive manufacturing can be considered a disruptive...
Make Your Own Set of 3D Printed Egg Speakers For Less Than $150

Make Your Own Set of 3D Printed Egg Speakers For Less Than $150

Heine Nielsen, a 37-year-old maker from Denmark who goes by the name dr_frost_dk on Thingiverse, is always up for trying out “totally untested” projects. After spending two decades building amps and speakers, Nielsen decided to try out 3D printing last year and see if it would be a good way to make an enclosure for […]

Heine Nielsen, a 37-year-old maker from Denmark who goes by the name dr_frost_dk on Thingiverse, is always up for trying out “totally untested” projects. After spending two decades building amps and speakers, Nielsen decided to try out 3D printing last...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 16, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: October 16, 2018

We’re starting with some business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, including stories about a new 3D printer, an anniversary, and a 3D printing investment. Cincinnati Incorporated has launched a new high temperature version of its SAAM 3D printer, and EOS will supply Visser Precision with five new metal 3D printers, including its M […]

We’re starting with some business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, including stories about a new 3D printer, an anniversary, and a 3D printing investment. Cincinnati Incorporated has launched a new high temperature version of its SAAM 3D printer,...
Researchers Investigate Parameters of Non-Vacuum Electron Beam Welding for 3D Printing Metal Parts

Researchers Investigate Parameters of Non-Vacuum Electron Beam Welding for 3D Printing Metal Parts

Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication, also known as EBF3, is a wire feed metal 3D printing technique developed by NASA for aeronautics. It has a higher deposition rate than other rapid manufacturing methods, is well-suited for manufacturing reactive alloys, like aluminum and titanium, and can print complex geometric shapes with no material waste. Wire is fed into […]

Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication, also known as EBF3, is a wire feed metal 3D printing technique developed by NASA for aeronautics. It has a higher deposition rate than other rapid manufacturing methods, is well-suited for manufacturing reactive alloys, like...
Technical Possibilities for Making 3D Printed Engineering Components Based on Reused Polypropylene

Technical Possibilities for Making 3D Printed Engineering Components Based on Reused Polypropylene

From bacteria and metamaterials to shape-shifting and support-free, the innovative researchers at TU Delft have worked with a wide variety of 3D printing materials over the years. Now, their focus is shifting to polypropylene, a thermoplastic polymer used in a variety of applications, though engineering is not typically among these. TU Delft researchers Fred Veer, Foteini Setaki, and […]

From bacteria and metamaterials to shape-shifting and support-free, the innovative researchers at TU Delft have worked with a wide variety of 3D printing materials over the years. Now, their focus is shifting to polypropylene, a thermoplastic polymer used in a variety...
Using 3D Printing to Reduce the Amount of Sugar in Cookies…Without Making Them Inedible

Using 3D Printing to Reduce the Amount of Sugar in Cookies…Without Making Them Inedible

While it may sound great to sit around and eat cookies all day, the fact is that cookies aren’t particularly healthy because they’re chock full of sugar. But, partially because obesity rates have been increasing over the last few decades, people have been more focused on reducing sugar in tasty foods like cookies, or replacing […]

While it may sound great to sit around and eat cookies all day, the fact is that cookies aren’t particularly healthy because they’re chock full of sugar. But, partially because obesity rates have been increasing over the last few decades, people have been...
Research Shows that Silicone Resin Prepolymers Can Be Used for Ultraviolet-Assisted 3D Printing

Research Shows that Silicone Resin Prepolymers Can Be Used for Ultraviolet-Assisted 3D Printing

There are many advantages to ultraviolet (UV)-curable systems, like energy saving, rapid curing, environmentally friendly, and high cost performance. These systems are used often with UV-assisted 3D printing, which deposits layers of photocurable liquid polymer crosslinked by an external UV light source to make an object. Silicone materials are promising for 3D printing use due to […]

There are many advantages to ultraviolet (UV)-curable systems, like energy saving, rapid curing, environmentally friendly, and high cost performance. These systems are used often with UV-assisted 3D printing, which deposits layers of photocurable liquid polymer...
Researchers Make Kinetic Structures Out of Plastic Bottles, Linear Actuators, and 3D Printed Connectors

Researchers Make Kinetic Structures Out of Plastic Bottles, Linear Actuators, and 3D Printed Connectors

Last spring, we heard about an intriguing research project out of Germany’s Hasso-Plattner Institute (HPI), called TrussFab. The integrated, end-to-end 3D software system made it possible to design sturdy, large-scale structures, and then determine the proper distribution of recycled plastic bottles and 3D printed connectors to fabricate a strong end product, like a bridge, that could hold human […]

Last spring, we heard about an intriguing research project out of Germany’s Hasso-Plattner Institute (HPI), called TrussFab. The integrated, end-to-end 3D software system made it possible to design sturdy, large-scale structures, and then determine the proper...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 13, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: October 13, 2018

We’ve got business and education news galore in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. First, Voodoo Manufacturing has launched its new Shopify app, and BeAM Machines is partnering with Empa, while Sculpteo is working with a property developer to provide 3D printed apartment models. VSHAPER has signed an agreement with educational publisher Grupa MAC, and the […]

We’ve got business and education news galore in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. First, Voodoo Manufacturing has launched its new Shopify app, and BeAM Machines is partnering with Empa, while Sculpteo is working with a property developer to provide 3D...
Researchers Make Strong, 3D Printed Expandable Origami Structures for Engineering Applications

Researchers Make Strong, 3D Printed Expandable Origami Structures for Engineering Applications

A collaborative team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Beijing Institute of Technology, and Peking University are using 3D printing to directly build reconfigurable origami assemblages that can expand and fold. But even better, the 3D printed structures also have enough load-bearing capability and strength to be used in engineering applications. In […]

A collaborative team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Beijing Institute of Technology, and Peking University are using 3D printing to directly build reconfigurable origami assemblages that can expand and fold. But even better, the 3D...
Renishaw Partnering with Altair to Bring Metal 3D Printing to Industrial End Users

Renishaw Partnering with Altair to Bring Metal 3D Printing to Industrial End Users

UK-based Renishaw, one of the world’s top metrology and spectroscopy companies, is also well-known for its advanced metal 3D printers. The company works to make the technology more mainstream, and is now partnering up with enterprise engineering software provider Altair for a new series of projects with the end goal of bringing metal 3D printing to industrial […]

UK-based Renishaw, one of the world’s top metrology and spectroscopy companies, is also well-known for its advanced metal 3D printers. The company works to make the technology more mainstream, and is now partnering up with enterprise engineering software...
Print Your Mind 3D Launches 3D Printer Filament Recycling Challenge for High School Students

Print Your Mind 3D Launches 3D Printer Filament Recycling Challenge for High School Students

In response to the ever-growing problem of 3D printing filament waste, Calgary-based professional desktop 3D printer provider and social enterprise Print Your Mind 3D, which works to always practice business in a socially responsible way, is tasking high school students in Alberta with crowdsourcing viable solutions to turn this wasted plastic into useful products and tools. This […]

In response to the ever-growing problem of 3D printing filament waste, Calgary-based professional desktop 3D printer provider and social enterprise Print Your Mind 3D, which works to always practice business in a socially responsible way, is tasking high school...
Robot Factory Introduces the Sliding-3D Conveyor Belt 3D Printer for Uninterrupted 3D Printing

Robot Factory Introduces the Sliding-3D Conveyor Belt 3D Printer for Uninterrupted 3D Printing

Later this week at Maker Faire Rome, Italy-based Robot Factory will be presenting its new Sliding-3D system, which uses a conveyor belt as an essentially limitless build platform. The company is only the latest to take the plunge with this innovative type of 3D printer, which has been gaining in popularity over the last few years thanks to […]

Later this week at Maker Faire Rome, Italy-based Robot Factory will be presenting its new Sliding-3D system, which uses a conveyor belt as an essentially limitless build platform. The company is only the latest to take the plunge with this innovative type of 3D...
Ultrasonic Wondercutter Device Could Be Used to Cut Away Supports and Finish 3D Printed Parts

Ultrasonic Wondercutter Device Could Be Used to Cut Away Supports and Finish 3D Printed Parts

Unless you’re dealing with mainly small, handheld items, 3D printed parts rarely look much like their final form while still sitting on the build platform. In order to achieve functional 3D prints that look as good as they’re supposed to work, you have to take the time required for finishing and post-processing these said prints. From smoothing […]

Unless you’re dealing with mainly small, handheld items, 3D printed parts rarely look much like their final form while still sitting on the build platform. In order to achieve functional 3D prints that look as good as they’re supposed to work, you have to...
Airbus Helicopters Turns to German RepRap x400 3D Printer Again for 3D Printed Component

Airbus Helicopters Turns to German RepRap x400 3D Printer Again for 3D Printed Component

In order to validate the design of an important new component, while also saving on development costs, Airbus Helicopters is yet again turning to industrial 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap for 3D printing assistance, continuing their long partnership. The part is actually a helicopter step, made on the x400 3D printer that was purchased by Airbus Helicopters […]

In order to validate the design of an important new component, while also saving on development costs, Airbus Helicopters is yet again turning to industrial 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap for 3D printing assistance, continuing their long partnership. The part...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 10, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: October 10, 2018

It’s business news as usual to kick things off in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then we’re moving on to a little medical and metal 3D printing news, followed by a 3D printing experiment and a superhero-sized 3D printed statue. The LEHVOSS Group is expanding the production capacities for its LUVOCOM material, DyeMansion has […]

It’s business news as usual to kick things off in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then we’re moving on to a little medical and metal 3D printing news, followed by a 3D printing experiment and a superhero-sized 3D printed statue. The LEHVOSS...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 7, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: October 7, 2018

We’ve got a shorter edition of 3D Printing News Briefs for you today. Siemens Corporate Technology is working on process simulation for additive manufacturing. BIOMODEX is launching a realistic, 3D printed new training product, and an orthopedic surgeon is using 3D printing to repair bone fractures. Finally, several companies are collaborating and using metal 3D […]

We’ve got a shorter edition of 3D Printing News Briefs for you today. Siemens Corporate Technology is working on process simulation for additive manufacturing. BIOMODEX is launching a realistic, 3D printed new training product, and an orthopedic surgeon is using...
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