3D Design

Hypersonics Research Takes Flight with VELO3D Metal 3D Printers at Purdue

“Supersonic” is clearly one of the biggest buzzwords in the aerospace sector these days. Supersonic air travel is that which occurs at speeds between just above the sound barrier (Mach…

3D Printed Skull Lights Up DefCon

At the 2022 DefCon security conference in Las Vegas, Mexican artist Ricardo Martínez presented a new 3D printed sculpture described as “a connected light installation on cerebral (dys)function.” Dubbed Memento…

New Zealand Experts in 4D Printing Create Liquid Printed Structures with Stratasys

Whenever design artist Nicole Hone brings one of her ideas to life, she creates a world of wonder. Her mesmerizing 4D printed structures are genuinely one of a kind, evoking…

adidas’ 4DFWD Review: 3D Printed Midsoles Really Bounce You Forward

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the adidas latest sneaker line to feature 3D printed midsoles, the 4DFWD. Well, my post must have made quite an impression on…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 3, 2022: Army Aircraft, Nano Copper Inks, & More

Kicking things off in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs is a story focused on aviation, as two 3D printed cargo links represent the first U.S. Army-developed metallic 3D printed aircraft…

3D Printing News Briefs, July 30, 2022: 3D Printed Seafood & Car Accessories & More

We’re starting with event news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as Formlabs has opened registration for its fifth annual User Summit this fall. Moving on, MeaTech and Umami Meats…

WASP 3D Prints Organic Display for 23rd Triennale Milano International Exhibition

WASP sets itself apart from any other additive construction (AC) firm by focusing as much on form as it does on function. Of course, WASP is able to do that…

NASA Enlists GrabCAD Community to Design Solar Shade

NASA is seeking the public’s help to develop a solar shade for astronomers to better study Earth-like planets outside of our solar system. If you’re a member of the GrabCAD…

Can 3D Printing Make Your Organization Innovative?

No, 3D Printing Alone Cannot Make an Organization Innovative Can additive manufacturing (AM) simply make an organization innovative by throwing a few 3D printers at it? Is it able to…

Sika and PERI Invest in Robotic Construction Startup Mesh AG

Sika, the Swiss chemical giant, announced a joint investment with PERI Group, one of the world’s largest formwork and scaffolding makers. The two multinationals are investing in a Swiss robotic…

Furniture-Maker Launches First 3D Printed Lighting Collection from Sustainable Materials

Model No., started in Oakland, CA, in 2018, is a furniture manufacturer that uses PLA pellets derived from agricultural waste to 3D print made-to-order home furnishings. Model No.’s latest product…

Eli Lilly to Explore New 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals with Triastek

Triastek and Eli Lilly have announced that the two companies will collaborate on the research of new applications for 3D printed pharmaceuticals. Specifically, the research will focus on utilizing Triastek’s…

Divergent Secures Up to $80M in New Financing for 3D Printed Car Operations

3D printed supercar startup Divergent Technologies announced that it has successfully completed two new financing agreements, for a total of up to $80 million. This follows the Southern California-based company’s $160…

3D Printing News Briefs, July 7, 2022: Software Release, Extended Reality Training, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with business, as Meltio has appointed its latest service bureau and SelfCAD launched an affiliate program. Moving on, Hyperganic’s AI-based algorithmic design…

“World’s Most Efficient” A/C System to Be Built with 3D Printing

Hyperganic, a German developer of AI-based engineering software, has announced a new project aiming to create the world’s most efficient residential A/C system. The company is partnering with Strata Manufacturing,…

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The Benefits of 3D Marketplaces

3D model marketplaces have continued to rise in popularity as more and more 3D models are being designed to address particular problems. These models are solving problems in a wide…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 25, 2022: Partnerships, Research, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, 3DOS and Ivaldi are working together to deliver on-demand critical parts for heavy industries in Africa, and ASME published an AM design standard based…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 23, 2022: New Software, DfAM Course, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Lithoz is introducing a new technology and printer, and Artec 3D has launched an update to its Studio software. Finally, on to partnerships, as…

Asteroid Hopping Robot Reinforced with 3D Printed Carbon Fiber

A novel robot designed for low gravity could be the key to future asteroid exploration. Dubbed SpaceHopper, this three-legged “hopping” robot is described as a revolutionary mobility platform that will…

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2022 Forward AM Innovation Award Aims to Highlight Innovative 3D Printing Startups

This year is the second edition of the Forward AM Innovation Award, the global contest for startups using Additive Manufacturing. The call for applications is open until July 17th, so…

Saint-Gobain Launches Parametric 3D Printed Stairs

As with bridges, people seem to have a particular affinity for 3D printed stairs. With good reason: aside from just being eye-catching structures, the ability to print things like bridges…

Tips for Surviving Your First 3D Printing Trade Show

With the most severe COVID restrictions seemingly paused, at least for the moment, it seems as though trade show season is back n full swing. And, if the crowd at…

Bioprinted Wood Approaches Reality Thanks to MIT Team

In the most recent decade of the 3D printing industry’s history, the bioprinting sector has gone through a somewhat repulsive transition from human organs and tissue to animal meat. At…

3D Printed School and Tiny House Set Additive Construction Precedents for COBOD

COBOD, the Danish additive construction (AC) firm, is known not only for its consistency and precision, but equally so for the innovative projects that its technology allows its customers to…