3D Design

U.S. Energy Department Awards QuesTek $1.2M for Ultra-high Temperature 3D Printing Metals

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) awarded a $1.2 million grant to high-performance materials developer QuesTek Innovations. The funds will be used to design and…

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WASP’s Dual House 3D Printers Build Innovative Eco-Habitat in Italy

Pioneering Italian 3D printer manufacturer WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) completed the printing phase of its sustainable living project TECLA, an innovative eco-habitat, circular housing model created entirely with reusable…

3D Doodler Creates “Death Stranding” Baby and Sophisticated Art with 3D Printing Pen

Artist Ricardo Martínez Herrera spends hours creating sculptures with the 3Doodler 3D printing pen, an emerging art form that is becoming an appreciated medium for talented minds. Inspired by his…

College Freshman Creates COVID-Inspired Chess Set with 3D Printing

Relying on ingenuity and 3D printing technology, 18-year old William Paterson University freshman Nicholas Montesano created a COVID-inspired chessboard for his 3D Design class. The “COVID-19 Quarantine Essentials” themed chess…

Boom Supersonic Makes Parts for XB-1 Aircraft Using VELO3D’s Metal 3D Printing

Ever since the last Concorde razored the skies in 2003, there have been no attempts to create civilian supersonic aircraft that could cut fly time in half. But new jets…

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New Singapore Law Criminalizes Possession of Blueprints for 3D Printing Guns

Singapore moved to control digital blueprints for 3D printing guns or major gun parts, like barrels or trigger mechanisms. On January 5, 2021, Parliament passed a new Guns, Explosives, and…

iKAD Engineering Buys Arcemy Wire Arc 3D Printing Module for Large Pipe Manufacturing

West Australian engineering firm iKAD Engineering (iKAD) is betting on 3D printing technology for large-scale pipe manufacturing by acquiring a highly specialized robotic, dual wire feed Arcemy module from Australian…

Wearable Technology: Luxexcel Celebrates 3D Printing +50,000 Lenses for Customers

Luxexcel, Dutch pioneer in 3D printed ophthalmic lenses, has achieved a major milestone in volume manufacturing, after reporting that its manufacturing platforms in the U.S. and Europe have printed over 50,000…

Glasgow Design Students 3D Print Final Year Projects and the Results Are Beautiful

3D printing has become an ideal learning tool that opens up new possibilities, helps students develop new, creative thinking, and prepares them for life and work in the digital age….

Making Scents Unique: Viktor&Rolf and Formula 1’s New 3D Printed Perfume Bottles Are Striking

Fashion house Viktor&Rolf turned to 3D printing technology to create a sumptuous rose gold dress of thorny branches and flowers for the brand’s iconic Flowerbomb perfume bottle. The 15 bespoke…

1016 Industries Tests McLaren 720S with 3D Printed Parts

For many years, the automotive industry has embraced 3D printing technology, manufacturing especially unique and complex car components designed to be quickly produced at a fraction of the cost than…

Designing for Additive Manufacturing = DfAM + MfAM

What images pop into your mind when we use the term “DfAM”? Perhaps you see beautiful topology optimized structures, organically inspired bird bone constructs, and perfectly latticed shapes? Imagine this…

Volta Spark’s Universal Charging Cable Prototypes 3D Printed with Zortrax

Have you counted how many different charging cables you have at home? Most devices and gadgets today recharge via USB, so limiting the cable clutter is almost impossible, and every…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup: November 29, 2020

While there are no more webinars for the month of November, we have plenty coming up this week when it switches to December. Topics including 3D software updates, cloud-based solutions,…

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Formnext Connect: Aerospace 3D Printing Remains Resilient

This year’s digital edition of Formnext managed to gather the additive manufacturing (AM) community in an unprecedented event. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the leading exhibition transformed into a…

Formnext 2020 Roundup: New 3D Printing Hardware, Materials and Partnerships

In a typical year, the Formnext event sees people travel from all over the world to Frankfurt for a four-day showcase, loaded with breakout sessions and networking events, highlighting the…

Ganit Goldstein Launches 3D Printed Clothing Collection Virtually

Fashion designer Ganit Goldstein has teamed up with Stratasys to create unique pieces by combining embroidery craft methods with direct-to-textile 3D printing. The result was a distinctive Japanese-inspired patterned 3D…

Kickstarter Campaign Brings 3D Printed Writing Aid to Children with Disabilities

Italian FabLab and bottom-up research hub OpenDot created a customizable writing tool using 3D printing technology that can help children with complex neurological disorders express their creativity while also enabling…

Cakewalk3D: Turning a Desktop 3D Printer into a Food Printer

Former director of Sculpteo, Marine Coré-Baillais, decided to create a new project bridging her passion for pastries with 3D printing. The result? Cakewalk 3D, a product that converts any desktop…

Model No. 3D Prints Furniture from Agricultural Waste

3D printing is often viewed as one of the key sustainable technologies, primarily because it can produce complex structures in one single part, facilitates efficient designs, and creates less waste….

AuMed’s Online Shop Offers Bespoke 3D Printed Medical Simulators

A new bespoke medical simulator company based in Singapore has announced the launch of its online store offering a range of models for healthcare professionals to plan surgeries and training…

Xerox’s PARC to Use AlphaSTAR Simulation to 3D Print Turbomachinery Parts

California-based Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a Xerox-owned research and development subsidiary company, has selected AlphaSTAR technology to create a virtual additive manufacturing (AM) approach that will save both time…

Agorize Challenge: Design Affordable 3D Printed Houses in Canada

Open innovation platform firm Agorize and Canadian construction company Horizon Legacy have launched a new online challenge for individuals and startups worldwide to submit disruptive solutions in the field of…

ArchForm’s 3D Printed Aligner Factory Set to Reduce Orthodontist Costs

Orthodontic software startup ArchForm has announced the opening of its own 3D printed aligner factory for orthodontists. At half the price of other aligner companies, ArchForm is now competing against…