Researchers Decrease Support Structures for Models Through Multidirectional 3D Printing

Researchers Decrease Support Structures for Models Through Multidirectional 3D Printing

In most planar-layer based 3D printing systems, material collapse is prevented on large overhangs by adding support structures to the bottom. But support structures in single-material 3D printing methods have some major issues, like material waste and the possibility of surface damage. This can be helped by introducing rotation and turning the hardware into a multidirectional system, […]

In most planar-layer based 3D printing systems, material collapse is prevented on large overhangs by adding support structures to the bottom. But support structures in single-material 3D printing methods have some major issues, like material waste and the possibility...
3D Printed Medical Models Help Irish Startup axial3D Win Emerging Medtech Company of the Year Award

3D Printed Medical Models Help Irish Startup axial3D Win Emerging Medtech Company of the Year Award

We first heard about Belfast-based healthcare technology firm axial3D, which is focused on the global adoption of 3D printing in the healthcare industry, last year, though it came on the 3D printing scene in early 2015. The startup’s patient-specific 3D printed medical models can be used to facilitate pre-operative planning, improve the outcome of surgeries, advance standards, and […]

We first heard about Belfast-based healthcare technology firm axial3D, which is focused on the global adoption of 3D printing in the healthcare industry, last year, though it came on the 3D printing scene in early 2015. The startup’s patient-specific 3D printed...
GE Additive Signs MoU with University of Sydney to Drive Metal 3D Printing Adoption in Australia

GE Additive Signs MoU with University of Sydney to Drive Metal 3D Printing Adoption in Australia

This week, GE Additive announced that it has signed a major Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Sydney, which includes a master research agreement. Per the agreement, GE Additive will support the university’s vision to create the first metal 3D printing ecosystem in Australia, and will invest a maximum of $1 million in research and […]

This week, GE Additive announced that it has signed a major Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Sydney, which includes a master research agreement. Per the agreement, GE Additive will support the university’s vision to create the first metal...
Researchers Study Effects of Layer Thickness on 3D Printed PLA Samples

Researchers Study Effects of Layer Thickness on 3D Printed PLA Samples

A group of researchers from the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) in Indonesia worked on the mechanical characterization (flexural properties) of biodegradable PLA materials produced by extrusion-based 3D printing methods (FDM, Fused Deposition Modeling, FFF). Plenty of research has been done on various 3D printing parameters, and this research team chose to focus on the effect […]

A group of researchers from the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) in Indonesia worked on the mechanical characterization (flexural properties) of biodegradable PLA materials produced by extrusion-based 3D printing methods (FDM, Fused Deposition...
Dassault Systèmes Acquires IQMS to Extend 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to Smaller Manufacturers

Dassault Systèmes Acquires IQMS to Extend 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to Smaller Manufacturers

This week, Dassault Systèmes, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire California-based manufacturing ERP software company IQMS. The $425 million acquisition, to be paid in cash by early 2019, will extend the company’s popular 3DEXPERIENCE platform to business operations for small and mid-sized manufacturers looking to digitally transform their companies. “Working together with […]

This week, Dassault Systèmes, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire California-based manufacturing ERP software company IQMS. The $425 million acquisition, to be paid in cash by early 2019, will extend the company’s popular 3DEXPERIENCE...
3DGence Introduces ESM-10 Soluble 3D Printing Support Material for PEEK and ABS Models

3DGence Introduces ESM-10 Soluble 3D Printing Support Material for PEEK and ABS Models

Polish 3D printer manufacturer 3DGence, a third wave 3D printing company, has just launched a new product that’s really cool: ESM-10 (Engineering Soluble Material), the first soluble support material for PEEK 3D prints. “An introduction of the ESM-10 is a milestone not only for 3DGence but also for the entire 3D printing industry,” said Mateusz Sidorowicz, […]

Polish 3D printer manufacturer 3DGence, a third wave 3D printing company, has just launched a new product that’s really cool: ESM-10 (Engineering Soluble Material), the first soluble support material for PEEK 3D prints. “An introduction of the ESM-10 is a...
Just One Day Left to Take Advantage of 35% Early Bird Discount for Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit

Just One Day Left to Take Advantage of 35% Early Bird Discount for Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit

Due to the success of last year’s event, 3DPrint.com, along with SmarTech Markets Publishing, will be co-hosting the second annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit, titled “The Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry,” next month in Boston, Massachusetts. The peer-driven, small-scale event will focus on 3D printing applications for medical and dental professionals for three days, from […]

Due to the success of last year’s event, 3DPrint.com, along with SmarTech Markets Publishing, will be co-hosting the second annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies Summit, titled “The Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry,” next month in Boston,...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 12, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: December 12, 2018

Today’s 3D Printing News Briefs are short and sweet, but still full of important news that’s not to be missed. First, UK-based medical technology firm axial3D is partnering with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare in order to enhance patient outcomes with 3D printing. Sawing machine manufacturer Kasto has announced that it is supporting the NextGenAM project for industrial 3D printing automation. […]

Today’s 3D Printing News Briefs are short and sweet, but still full of important news that’s not to be missed. First, UK-based medical technology firm axial3D is partnering with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare in order to enhance patient outcomes with 3D...
Ireland: Researchers Use 3D Printed Templates to Control and Tune Metallic Nanostructures

Ireland: Researchers Use 3D Printed Templates to Control and Tune Metallic Nanostructures

Metallic architectures with nanoscale features are in high demand because of their unique electrical and optical properties, but aren’t the easiest to fabricate…unless 3D printing comes into play, of course. A collaborative team of Irish researchers from Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, and the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital published a paper, titled “Tunable metallic […]

Metallic architectures with nanoscale features are in high demand because of their unique electrical and optical properties, but aren’t the easiest to fabricate…unless 3D printing comes into play, of course. A collaborative team of Irish researchers...
Making the Holiday Season Merry and Bright with 3D Printing

Making the Holiday Season Merry and Bright with 3D Printing

While the official first day of winter isn’t actually until next Friday, December 21st, it’s certainly felt like winter here in southwest Ohio recently. For me, this means drinking hot chocolate, sleeping in flannel pajamas, donning mittens and a scarf every time I walk outside, scraping the frost off my windshield when I need to […]

While the official first day of winter isn’t actually until next Friday, December 21st, it’s certainly felt like winter here in southwest Ohio recently. For me, this means drinking hot chocolate, sleeping in flannel pajamas, donning mittens and a scarf...
Fabrisonic and Luna Innovations Making 3D Printed Smart Structures with Embedded Fiber Optic Sensors

Fabrisonic and Luna Innovations Making 3D Printed Smart Structures with Embedded Fiber Optic Sensors

Ohio company Fabrisonic is well-known in the industry for its hybrid metal 3D printing process, called Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM), which uses high frequency ultrasonic vibrations to merge layers of metal foil together in a solid-state. Now, it’s collaborating with optical measurement technology leader Luna Innovations to make 3D printed smart structures. The collaborative team will use these structures to […]

Ohio company Fabrisonic is well-known in the industry for its hybrid metal 3D printing process, called Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM), which uses high frequency ultrasonic vibrations to merge layers of metal foil together in a solid-state. Now, it’s...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 8, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: December 8, 2018

We’re starting with a little bit of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, before moving on to a new material and a software update. PostProcess is partnering with CUBRC, and both Launcher and 3YOURMIND have announced new executives. ElogioAM released its new Facilian HT material, and Simplify3D has a software update. PostProcess Technologies […]

We’re starting with a little bit of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, before moving on to a new material and a software update. PostProcess is partnering with CUBRC, and both Launcher and 3YOURMIND have announced new executives. ElogioAM...
MSF Hospital in Jordan Continues to Help Wounded Victims of War with 3D Printed Prosthetics

MSF Hospital in Jordan Continues to Help Wounded Victims of War with 3D Printed Prosthetics

For over ten years now, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), known in English as Doctors Without Borders, has been operating a reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman, Jordan. Patients from many Middle Eastern countries who are victims of bomb blasts, shrapnel, bullets, and other war-related wounds are healed there. But the MSF-run hospital also offers upper limb amputees something in addition […]

For over ten years now, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), known in English as Doctors Without Borders, has been operating a reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman, Jordan. Patients from many Middle Eastern countries who are victims of bomb blasts, shrapnel, bullets,...
Purdue Researchers Form Startup for the 3D Printing of Energetic Materials

Purdue Researchers Form Startup for the 3D Printing of Energetic Materials

Energetic materials are a class of material that contains high amounts of stored chemical energy that can be released, and they are used in everything from airbags to explosives. Last year, a team of researchers from Purdue University used 3D printed energetic materials to create a mini shock wave, and have since continued their work with these unique […]

Energetic materials are a class of material that contains high amounts of stored chemical energy that can be released, and they are used in everything from airbags to explosives. Last year, a team of researchers from Purdue University used 3D printed energetic...
Researchers Use Robotic Arm 3D Printing Process for Mold Fabrication

Researchers Use Robotic Arm 3D Printing Process for Mold Fabrication

Many objects that we call 3D printed, from crayons and chess pieces to turbines and dental aligners, and were actually created using 3D printed molds, rather than being fully printed themselves. A trio of researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design recently published a paper, titled “Design and Robotic Fabrication of 3D Printed Moulds for […]

Many objects that we call 3D printed, from crayons and chess pieces to turbines and dental aligners, and were actually created using 3D printed molds, rather than being fully printed themselves. A trio of researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and...
How Cost Effective are 3D Printed Adaptive Aids for Arthritis Patients?

How Cost Effective are 3D Printed Adaptive Aids for Arthritis Patients?

Millions of people are affected by arthritis, a chronic condition consisting of physical disability and joint pain that can negatively affect the patient’s life. But not only is the condition painful, it is also costly in terms of medical care and expenses that aren’t covered by insurance, such as adaptive aids to help with tasks […]

Millions of people are affected by arthritis, a chronic condition consisting of physical disability and joint pain that can negatively affect the patient’s life. But not only is the condition painful, it is also costly in terms of medical care and expenses that...
EOS North America and Link3D Working on Proof of Concept Trial for 3D Printing Workflow Software

EOS North America and Link3D Working on Proof of Concept Trial for 3D Printing Workflow Software

Today, New York City-based company Link3D, which uses its additive manufacturing execution workflow software to help customers in the 3D printing industry adopt and scale their strategy for Industry 4.0, announced that it will be joining EOS North America in working on a proof of concept trial. Together, the two will collaborate in an effort to increase […]

Today, New York City-based company Link3D, which uses its additive manufacturing execution workflow software to help customers in the 3D printing industry adopt and scale their strategy for Industry 4.0, announced that it will be joining EOS North America in working...
3D Printed Wireless Earbuds Help Enhance Hearing and Reduce Stigma Around Traditional Hearing Aids

3D Printed Wireless Earbuds Help Enhance Hearing and Reduce Stigma Around Traditional Hearing Aids

Manchester Metropolitan University graduate Elen Parry, a current Industrial Digitalisation masters student at the university and an International Autodesk Student Ambassador for the UK, is focused on using “Human-Centred Design methods” to reduce exclusion against people. Her current project is a 3D printed wireless earbud concept, aimed at helping people with hearing disabilities fight the […]

Manchester Metropolitan University graduate Elen Parry, a current Industrial Digitalisation masters student at the university and an International Autodesk Student Ambassador for the UK, is focused on using “Human-Centred Design methods” to reduce...
Researchers Investigate Applicability of Using 3D Printing for Mass Production of Satellites

Researchers Investigate Applicability of Using 3D Printing for Mass Production of Satellites

As the world works to find faster, more cost-effective ways to get to space, it’s necessary to test out innovative, modern technologies, such as 3D printing, rather than stick to the more conventional but expensive methods. Most current 3D printed thermoplastic satellites are developed as part of academic projects that have a low budget, such […]

As the world works to find faster, more cost-effective ways to get to space, it’s necessary to test out innovative, modern technologies, such as 3D printing, rather than stick to the more conventional but expensive methods. Most current 3D printed thermoplastic...
Raise3D Looking for Beta Testers for New RaiseCloud 3D Printing Management Software

Raise3D Looking for Beta Testers for New RaiseCloud 3D Printing Management Software

This March, 3D printing company Raise3D introduced its new Pro2 3D printer series, with the official launch taking place at RAPID + TCT in April. Now, the company has something entirely new in store: RaiseCloud, a new cloud-based 3D printing management software that allows users to create an automated, optimized workflow through remote printing and monitoring. […]

This March, 3D printing company Raise3D introduced its new Pro2 3D printer series, with the official launch taking place at RAPID + TCT in April. Now, the company has something entirely new in store: RaiseCloud, a new cloud-based 3D printing management software that...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 4, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: December 4, 2018

We’re sharing stories about events, business, and metal 3D printing in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. To start, the second annual Iran 3DShow is coming up, along with IQPC’s fifth Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace & Space event in London. Moving on to business, Carbon has an announcement about a new executive, Sigma Labs has joined an […]

We’re sharing stories about events, business, and metal 3D printing in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. To start, the second annual Iran 3DShow is coming up, along with IQPC’s fifth Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace & Space event in London. Moving...
Researchers Demonstrate Use of Tomographic, Volumetric 3D Printing Method for Soft Medical Devices

Researchers Demonstrate Use of Tomographic, Volumetric 3D Printing Method for Soft Medical Devices

A trio of researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne used a tomographic, volumetric 3D printing method in order to get past the limitations affecting the process chain and patient care that result from the use of casting and 3D printing to fabricate patient-tailored soft medical devices. The group published a paper, titled “Volumetric 3D Printing of […]

A trio of researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne used a tomographic, volumetric 3D printing method in order to get past the limitations affecting the process chain and patient care that result from the use of casting and 3D printing to...
Maker Uses 3D Printing to Turn Cell Phone into Modern Etch-a-Sketch

Maker Uses 3D Printing to Turn Cell Phone into Modern Etch-a-Sketch

If you haven’t gotten so frustrated with your terrible attempt at an Etch-a-Sketch drawing that you’ve had to resist the overwhelming urge to fling the toy across the room, have you even really lived at all? Invented in the 1950s by Andre Cassagnes, the popular red-framed drawing device uses an internal stylus, directed by those […]

If you haven’t gotten so frustrated with your terrible attempt at an Etch-a-Sketch drawing that you’ve had to resist the overwhelming urge to fling the toy across the room, have you even really lived at all? Invented in the 1950s by Andre Cassagnes, the...
Australian Entrepreneur Using 3D Printing to Help the Environment by Ridding Oceans of Plastic Waste

Australian Entrepreneur Using 3D Printing to Help the Environment by Ridding Oceans of Plastic Waste

34-year-old Perth native Darren Lomman began his first venture when he was just 19, while studying mechanical engineering at the University of Western Australia (UWA). He launched a not-for-profit called Dreamfit, which develops equipment to help enhance the mobility of people with disabilities. Lomman, who won the 2007 WA Young Australian of the Year for his work with Dreamfit, […]

34-year-old Perth native Darren Lomman began his first venture when he was just 19, while studying mechanical engineering at the University of Western Australia (UWA). He launched a not-for-profit called Dreamfit, which develops equipment to help enhance the mobility...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 2, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: December 2, 2018

We’re covering everything in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, from software and metal 3D printing to education and cosplay. MatterHackers is introducing MatterControl 2.0, while Digital Alloys is defining application criteria for metal 3D printing. The MakerBot Innovation Lab in Georgia provides a professor with some much-needed 3D printed primate skulls for class, and Melissa […]

We’re covering everything in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, from software and metal 3D printing to education and cosplay. MatterHackers is introducing MatterControl 2.0, while Digital Alloys is defining application criteria for metal 3D printing. The...
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