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NASA’s Futuristic Projects: 3D Printed Spacesuits and Micro-Robot Swarms

Seeking visionary innovations that could propel space exploration, NASA has selected more than a dozen early-stage studies to evaluate technologies to support future aeronautics and off-Earth missions. Funded by the…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 10, 2022: Standards, Services, Software, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, a proposed ASM standard will work to control how the cleanliness of metal powder feedstock. Meltio announced an official sales partner in Japan, Biohm…

Let’s Kill Disney: A 3D Printing Patent Dispute and a Manifesto

Previously we looked at if we should kill Thingiverse. Thingiverse is a site that allows you to upload and remix files. It’s a key piece of infrastructure for a 3D…

Business Development: The Worst Idea in 3D Printing Ever

One application that changed my view of 3D printing forever was Hans Boodt’s 3D printing of mannequins. The Dutch firm is a leader in high-end displays. I was flabbergasted when…

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What Could Kanye West’s Stem Player Achieve with 3D Printing?

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has rarely been out of the news over the past decade. The globally famous producer and artist has an apparel brand Yeezy that may…

AMS Speaker Spotlight: Laying DfAM to Rest—The Biggest Obstacle to 3D Printing Adoption

Zach Murphree, Vice President of Global Sales & Business Development at VELO3D, will be giving the topic keynote on Industrial Metal AM at Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2022, March 1-3. He…

Design for Disruption: Love and 3D Printing Redundancy

In this ongoing series, we’re looking for opportunities where 3D printing can disrupt large markets with millions of parts by applying new strategies. We’ve looked at how we can design…

3D Printable Goodies: Love Is In the Air on Valentine’s Day

Whether you prefer chocolates, jewelry, sex toys, or something else, 3D printing is always a good idea when it comes to Valentine’s Day. According to Good Housekeeping, Americans send out…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 3, 2022: Business, Materials, & Education

We’re talking about business, materials, and education today in 3D Printing News Briefs, as Caracol obtained 9100 certification to produce advanced parts for the aerospace sector and Albemartle and 6K…

3DPOD Episode 94: 3D Printing Generative Design with Hyperganic CEO Lin Kayser

Hyperganic is a stealthy startup that wants to replace how things are currently designed and made. The company aims to disrupt CAD with a very different design paradigm using artificial…

New Self-Healing Plastic for 3D Printing Epitomizes Plastic Conundrum

Plastic is a bit reminiscent of the opening lines to A Tale of Two Cities: it’s the best of materials; it’s the worst of materials. Used for just about everything, and…

US Navy to Develop Novel 3D Printing Tech via Six New Contracts

The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)—one of the two main components of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the other being the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC)—has awarded contracts to…

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Australian Dr. Death Wants You to Kill Yourself with 3D Printed Suicide Pod

Switzerland has not yet legally approved the Sarco capsule, a 3D-printed “pod” designed for use in assisted-suicides. It is not a new invention: Philip Nitschke, who co-created the device with…

Design for Disruption: Design for Reuse & Resilience

If we are looking to industrialize 3D printing across the board, we will need to deploy new ideas and new strategies. Faced with a new technology, we’re using old thinking…

Office Brand’s 3D Printed Desk Accessories Made from Recycled Food Packaging

Pearson Lloyd, a design studio headquartered in east London, recently teamed up with Amsterdam- and London-based startup Batch.Works — which specializes in 3D-printed, distributed manufacturing of consumer goods from recycled…

3D Printed Farmhouse Unveiled in China Ahead of 2022 Winter Olympics

Back in September, we covered a story about the world’s first 3D printed park in Shenzhen, China, constructed under the auspices of Tshingua University’s Xu Weiguo, a professor at the…

3D Printing News Briefs, December 1st, 2021: Filaments, Funding, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, BASF has made two of its Ultrafuse filaments available for the Zortrax M300 Dual 3D printer. Moving to business, a consortium led by Authentise…

COBOD Customers Receive Grants to 3D Print Houses in U.S.

COBOD International A/S, the Danish additive construction company, has entered the U.S. residential housing market. COBOD has previously made news in Europe for 3D printing the continent’s first one-, two-,…

The 3D Printed Cat that’s Bound to Steal Your Heart

When I think of robotic animals, I generally think of robot dogs. Sony had a line of robot dogs in the late 1990s and early 2000’s called Aibo. They were…

Fraunhofer ILT to Develop Intelligent 3D Printed Sensors for Railway Systems

This past summer, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) announced the success of an 18-month project that used ARBURG’s Freeformer 3D printer to produce an inductive proximity…

The New Raw’s 3D Printed Chair Highlights the Potential for Infinitely Recyclable Materials

The New Raw is a Dutch research and design studio started by two architects, Panos Sakkas and Foteini Sataki, specializing in using waste plastics to create housewares and furniture with…

Porsche Already Delivering On Its Concept For Partially 3D Printed Seats

In March 2020, German automaker Porsche announced that it would begin testing a new production concept: partially 3D printed bodyform bucket seats. Now, it appears that the trajectory from the…

High School Student 3D Prints Large-Scale Brain Using AI SpaceFactory’s Robot

It’s fair to say the pandemic changed everything we knew, from how we work to how we communicate to how we learn. However, it didn’t stop the need for any…

What Are the Advantages of Using Grasshopper for 3D Printing?

Grasshopper is a visual scripting tool for creating 3D models. It breaks with traditional CAD software in that geometry is coded rather than directly created and manipulated in the viewport….