3D Design

Castor Beans Making Sustainable 3D Printed Eyewear Possible

Since 197 countries ratified the Paris Agreement, the residential and commercial sectors claim to be working together to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. A significant portion of emissions derives from…

Prince’s Shoe Collection Gets 3D Printed Tribute at Paisley Park

Prince passed onto the next dimension five years ago, but, to his biggest fans, it still feels like yesterday that they lost one of the greatest U.S. musicians in modern…

Engineer Spent Over 900 Hours Designing and 3D Printing Miniature Roller Coaster

If it ever comes up in conversation, I will freely admit that I am a total roller coaster junkie. I love them—the higher and crazier, the better. Give me inversions,…

“Ohmie” Lamp 3D Printed from Orange Peels

Krill-Design recently released a lamp 3D printed completely from orange peels. For some time, the 3D printing world has been exploring environmentally friendly manufacturing as well as ways to reuse…

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Rawlings, Carbon and Fast Radius Use 3D Printing to Revolutionize Baseball Glove Design

Since the 2021 Major League Baseball season began, New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor has been seen sporting Rawlings next-generation glove in stylish, eye-catching neon green and black design. Meticulously…

How a Team of Students 3D Printed a Lunar Rocket Pad Prototype

Early in 2021, a multidisciplinary team designed and tested the world’s first 3D printed rocket pad prototype for lunar missions. Built at a Texas Military Department location in Camp Swift,…

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3D Printed Brace Helps Field Hockey Star Win European Championship

During one of the matches for the first Women’s Euro Hockey League (EHL), Dutch hockey star Eva de Goede fractured her left wrist after a collision with the German team’s…

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Pangea and Aenium to Use NASA Additive Superalloy for 3D Printed Rocket Engine

Spanish startups Pangea Aerospace and Aenium Engineering will have the exclusive capabilities to develop and industrialize advanced 3D printed propulsion systems in Europe made from an innovative copper-alloy material created…

Each Part a Material: 3D Printing to Modify Material Properties

I’ve mentioned this before in passing, but I think that the point is important enough to devote an entire post to it. With 3D printing, we can control, to a…

Parkway VC Launches $60M Fund Targeting Simulation and AI Startups

Emerging New York investment firm Parkway Venture Capital is raising up to $60 million for its second fund aimed at startups pioneering artificial intelligence (AI) and simulation developments to drive…

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GE’s 3D Printed Heat Exchanger Survives Unbelievable Temperatures

In 2019, through the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E), GE Research and several partners embarked on the use of metal 3D printing to produce more efficient heat exchangers. These devices,…

KyronMAX Winner: Ultra-Quiet UAV Propeller Enabled with 3D Printing

A couple weeks ago, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based grocery chain Kroger made its first drone delivery less than 30 minutes from my home in Dayton, flying one mile from Centerville’s Kroger…

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Preparing Your Daz 3D Model for 3D Printing from Blender

Daz Studio is a free software that anyone can use, whether they have 3D sculpting experience or not, to create custom models for everything from video game development and animated…

3D Pioneers Challenge Winners Range from 3D Printed Helmets to Bioprinted Meat

The winners of the 3D Pioneers Challenge have just been announced. The First Prizer winner of one of 3D printing’s most prestigious awards was the 3D printed helmet from HEXR,…

2 Million Parts and Counting: ExOne Adoption Center in Pittsburgh 3D Prints 24/7

The newly renovated ExOne Metal 3D Printing Adoption Center, located outside of Pittsburgh, now runs continuously with 28 metal 3D printers, including two new metal platforms dedicated to stainless steel…

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3D Printed BioPods Could Grow Plants Anywhere, on Earth and in Space

Unveiled at the 2021 Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the design for the first inflatable plant cultivation pod holds a lot of potential for expanding sustainable farming on…

Launcher’s New Orbital Transfer Vehicle to Rideshare on SpaceX Falcon 9 in 2022

Launcher’s new orbit transfer vehicle (OTV) will debut on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare for its inaugural flight to Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) in October 2022. Known as Launcher Orbiter, the…

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High Throughput Bioprinter Rapidly 3D Prints In-Vitro Tissue Models

Nanoengineers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have proven that their novel bioprinting platform can rapidly make large batches of custom living human tissue samples that could help…

Australia’s Oldest Colonial Built Craft to Be 3D Printed for Exhibit

In November 2018, the well-preserved remains of a boat were unearthed during an excavation at the Barangaroo railway station in Sydney, Australia. The fascinating discovery became one of the most…

From Skygazing to 3D Models: Chandra Observatory Discoveries Can Be 3D Printed

For two decades, the orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory has captured the hot, turbulent regions of space, like exploded stars, clusters of galaxies, and matter around black holes. It has helped…

Formlabs Teams up with Autodesk to Streamline Digital Workflows for 3D Printing

It was a busy month for 3D printing developer Formlabs. After announcing a new $150 million funding round and doubling its valuation to $2 billion, the ten-year-old company revealed it…

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Launcher 3D Prints First LOX Turbopump for Rocket Engine Using VELO3D’s Sapphire

As one of the fastest rising 3D printing solution providers for the space industry, VELO3D has helped many startups adopt additive manufacturing (AM) technology to strengthen their design and manufacturing…

10 3D Printing Projects Enter Phase II of NASA’s SBIR Program in 2021

Each year, NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program awards contracts to small businesses across the United States to spur research and commercialization of innovative space technologies. As a renewed…

3D Printing Financials: SLM Solutions Reports Net Loss of €5.1M for 2021 First Quarter

SLM Solutions reported first-quarter results after the market closed on May 12, 2021, announcing losses and decreasing revenues. The German pioneer in metal 3D printing technology came out with a…