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3D Printing for Preppers: Copper 3D Printing Filament

While disaster has not yet befallen my humble family, there is no shortage of emergencies globally and the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated just how useful even desktop 3D printing can…

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…

Formlabs Launches New 3D Printing Resins for Dental, Engineering, and Manufacturing Applications

Less than a year after acquiring its main material supplier, professional 3D printer and materials developer Formlabs continues to introduce new materials to its vast portfolio in order to help…

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US Air Force Chooses Essentium for Aerospace 3D Printing Repair and Maintenance

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer Essentium has been awarded a four-year contract by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to drive the development and deployment of advanced additive manufacturing (AM) solutions for…

UK’s National Centre for Additive Manufacturing Invests in XJet Ceramics 3D Printing

This spring, the UK’s National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM), which is hosted by independent research and technology organization (RTO) the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), opened a new additive manufacturing facility…

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3D Printing Versus Injection Molding

Most custom plastic parts are produced commercially via injection molding. This is because once the upfront costs are covered, injection molding can produce in quantities of thousands to hundreds of…

Eaton Vehicle Group Launches Automotive Metal 3D Printing Program

Power management giant Eaton is increasing its 3D printing investment with the launch of a new metal 3D printing program with its Vehicle Group. The program is meant to improve…

3D Printed LED Domes Shed Light on Scientific Research

Exemplifying the wide-ranging versatility of 3D printing, researchers have integrated the technology for accompanying scientific photography, detailing their recent study in “Illuminating nature’s beauty: modular, scalable and low-cost LED dome…

Researchers 3D Print Tunable Ferroelectric Metamaterials

Researchers from the University of Buffalo (UB) have developed a unique method for 3D printing ferroelectric materials, that is materials that can have their polarization switched through the use of…

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DoD Awards $1M to 6K to Recycle Scrap for Metal 3D Printing

The United States Department of Defense (DoD)’s combat logistics support, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), has awarded a Phase two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to 6K, a leading…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, October 25, 2020

I hope you’ve cleared your schedule for the week, because we’ve got a lot of webinars and virtual events to tell you about! Formlabs and ASME are both hosting summits,…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 24, 2020: nTopology & Etteplan, DSM, CAR3D Project, MELD Manufacturing

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about a partnership between nTopology and Etteplan, a new material from DSM, CAR3D’s COVID-19 protection equipment, and a pretty cool 3D printed…

NAMIC Global AM Summit 2020: Sustainability, Food 3D Printing, and More

Singapore has been positioning itself as a 3D printing hub for a number of years now. Through the National Additive Manufacturing – Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), it has coordinated investment, meetings,…

Ansys and EOS Partner for Metal 3D Printing Simulation

One of the most exciting trends currently taking place in additive manufacturing (AM) is the development of simulation software for improving the predictability and repeatability of 3D printing technology. An…

Sigma Labs & Northwestern Partner for In-Process Quality Assurance of DED Metal 3D Printing

This spring, AM quality assurance software developer Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) launched the new Production Series of its PrintRite3D software for the commercial 3D metal printing industry, not long after signing an…

New Photocatalysts Developed for Visible Light 3D Printing

Visible light 3D printing is a new frontier for the world of vat photopolymerization, with only a small number of commercial options available for the technology. This includes Photocentric, out…

UK Firm Showcases Chameleon 3D Printed Car

One of the pioneers of 3D printing cars, Local Motors, may have shifted toward autonomous public transportation, but that doesn’t mean other companies aren’t still exploring the additive production of…

Uppgradera: Creative Collection of Open Source 3D Printed IKEA Hacks

I always enjoy a good 3D printed hack, and 3D printed IKEA hacks are some of the best. Budapest-based freelance industrial designer and hardware startup owner Adam Miklosi spends a…

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Bioprinting in Microgravity: Where Do We Stand?

A crucial part of translating biomedical research and technology into space health means space crew will have to create their own functional cells, tissues, and even organs. Although the realization…

Pearce’s Latest Open Source 3D Printer Handles PEKK, PEI for Less than $1,000

In an effort to address, among other things, the need to sterilize 3D-printed personal protection equipment made to fight COVID-19, the lab of Michigan Technological University’s Professor Joshua Pearce has…

GE Additive, Siemens and 10 More Join Sustainable 3D Printing Trade Group

Securing environmentally friendly manufacturing industries is ideal to reduce cost and waste, support cleaner and greener technologies, and lower the negative impacts of production on society and the environment. Additive…

Braskem America Launches e-NABLE Chapter to Make Polypropylene 3D Printed Prosthetics

One of the world’s top biopolymer producers, Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem (NYSE: BAK) has an indirect wholly owned subsidiary, Braskem America, that’s the leading producer in the US of the…

3DPOD Episode 40: EnvisionTEC CEO Al Siblani

Al Siblani is a 3D printing pioneer who got his start over 19 years ago. He worked with layered object manufacturing—the paper, and laser technology—which is a leitmotiv of our…

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Local Motors’ Parent Firm Receives $15M Investment for Autonomous 3D Printed Shuttle, Olli

Founded in 2007, Local Motors is a ground mobility company that’s focused on developing methods of designing and building transportation. The company runs microfactories in its home state of Arizona,…