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3D Scanner Buying Guide 2020

3D scanning is now an engrained business process in industry, architecture, quality assurance and reverse engineering. It is, however, quite a difficult process to master. Many different 3D scanning technologies…

Turkish Artist Melds Historic Figures with 3D Printed Sculpture

Since the Hellenistic period in ancient Greece, sculptors have been making busts of some of the most influential figures in history, often carved out of stone and bronze. Sculpture is…

Node-Audio Achieves Unprecedented Audio Design with 3D Printed Speakers

In 2019, a British startup unveiled aesthetically innovative high-end domestic loudspeakers prototyped and produced using 3D Systems’ selective laser sintering (SLS) and DuraForm GF material. The luxurious and tech-forward geometry…

Japanese Giant Sumitomo Corporation Invests in Sintavia Metal 3D Printing

One of the world’s largest traders of goods and services, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) announced it will increase investment in metal additive manufacturing company Sintavia. The transaction, which is…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, August 2, 2020

It’s another busy week in the 3D printing industry that’s packed full of webinars and virtual events, ranging in topics from medical materials and flexible electronics to polypropylene and market…

Exactech Transitions from EBM to Laser 3D Printing Implants for Shoulders

Orthopedic implant device maker Exactech wants to scale up the production of its Equinoxe Stemless Shoulder implant by switching from electron beam metal additive manufacturing to direct metal 3D printing…

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Guinness Certifies World’s Longest 3D Printed Concrete Bridge in China

Last year in February, a team at the Tsinghua University School of Architecture built a 26.3 meter long concrete bridge, claimed to be the world’s longest 3D printed bridge. Just…

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3D Printed Vegan Salmon to Be Commercialized with Help of FELIXprinters

Plant-based seafood startup Legendary Vish is commercializing 3D printed vegan salmon filets with the goal of providing a healthier and tastier alternative to existing fish substitutes. The company will be…

Chinese Designer’s 3D Printed Clothing Nominated for International Innovation Award

Typically held in London during the first weekend of June, this year’s Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) held by the Graduate Fashion Foundation had to be canceled due to the ongoing…

3D Printed Painting: Giant, Pixelated Mona Lisa Revealed at Chinese Museum

To honor the incredible genius of Leonardo Da Vinci, China’s 3D Printing Cultural Museum presented one of his most famous artworks, the Mona Lisa, as a large 3D printed pixel…

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Are 3D Printed Headphones Finally Here? Moondrop’s 3D Printed Earbuds for Professional In-Ear Monitoring

Founded in 2015, China-based Moondrop initially developed earbuds and in-ear headphones. Having had some initial success with products such as ‘VX’ and ‘Liebesleid’, the company gained a reputation for high…

Joyson Safety 3D Prints Functional Airbag Housing Using Windform

Joyson Safety Systems, a leading provider of mobility safety components, systems and technology, recently developed its first functional 3D printed prototype of a Driver Air Bag (DAB) housing, using selective…

Nyxo’s 3D Printed Bike Saddle is a 3D Pioneers Challenge Finalist

For five years, the 3D Pioneers Challenge (3DPC), organized by d.sign21 and held at the Rapid.Tech 3D event, has been targeting students and young professionals who work in design or…

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Rice Researchers 3D Print with Lasers and Sugar to Build Complex Vascular Networks

A team of researchers from Rice University has uncovered a promising strategy to generate vascular networks, one of the most daunting structures in the human body. Using powdered sugar and…

Japan’s Septem Sells Fully 3D Printed Jewelry and Accessories

Adding visual sophistication to any design, 3D printing has become an enabler for innovative artists and designers to creatively challenge traditional jewelry and accessories. To that end, the fashion industry…

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Collaborative Research to Develop Custom, 3D Printed Nitinol Stents for Children

The use of stents for treating children with congenital heart disease is challenging. This is one of the reasons why the annual number of stent procedures in these cases remains…

3D Printing Webinar & Virtual Event Roundup, June 5, 2020

In this week’s webinar and virtual event roundup, we’ve got three webinars to share with you, one of which has already taken place but can be viewed by interested parties…

Mayo Clinic Creates Free 3D Printed Spine Surgery Simulator for Medical Training

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has demanded an unprecedented response from healthcare systems around the world. And to overcome the visible impact caused by the disease, the medical field is heavily…

3D Printing Webinar & Virtual Event Roundup, May 31, 2020

With so many events going virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there’s also been an increase in the number of webinars that companies in the additive manufacturing industry are…

More Caves From China’s Yungang Grottoes are Reproduced Thanks to 3D Printing

Archaeology labs, museums, and cultural heritage institutions around the world have been using 3D printing technology to fabricate countless objects and provide access to cultural heritage. Thanks to additive manufacturing,…

SLM Solutions Webinar: “We Want to Give our Customers the Freedom to Innovate”

A new webinar series by 3D metal printer manufacturer SLM Solutions showcases its system’s ability to empower customers to grow in the ever-evolving additive manufacturing (AM) marketplace. For many 3D…

The Full-Color Voxel Woman: 3D Printing the Complexity of Human Anatomy

Creating anatomical 3D models with cutting edge technology can forever change the way anatomy and medicine are illustrated. At Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), in New Zealand, students are quickly…

Interview with Lynton Dent on 3D Printing Business Consulting in Africa

Lynton Dent is the Business Development Manager for Rapid 3D. Rapid 3D is a reseller for EOS, Markforged, Artek, 3D Systems and HP in South Africa. In this interview, Dent…