3D Printing

SOLS, 3D Printed Insole & Orthotic Company, Raises $6.4 Million in ‘Series A’ Funding

The 3D printing space is certainly a hot one for investors. Although shares of major companies like Stratasys and 3D Systems are down substantially over the last few months, the…

Andreas Bastian Creates Incredible Bendable 3D Printed Mesostructured Material

When it comes to designing and printing on 3D printers, the most common types of materials used are PLA and ABS plastics. These materials are sturdy, yet have a very…

Jewelry Replicator: 3D prints long lost jewelry using data from old pictures

We’ve all probably lost a piece of jewelry at some point in our lives. Whether it’s a ring, a pendant, a pin, or something else, people are losing all kinds…

Researchers Create 3D Felting Printer: Produces soft cuddly objects

Earlier today we reported on the work being done by Disney Research on the 3D printing of electrostatic speakers, enabling the integration of the speakers within any object, in any…

Disney Researchers Use 3D Printing to Create Electrostatic Speakers In Any Shape Desired

We have seen a few iterations of 3D printed speakers in the last year or so, but nothing compares to the technology being developed by scientists at Disney Research, in…

Authentise and Guardtime Establish Partnership to Secure 3D Printing Intellectual Property

There is no doubt that 3D printing is going to change the world as we know it, in a major way over the next decade. Most of these changes will…

Researchers Working On New 3D Cartilage Printing Technology to Cure Arthritis

There continues to be expanding applications for the use of 3D printing within the medical community. Researchers, led by Dr. Rocky S. Tuan, have discovered a new method of 3D…

Researchers 3D Print Smartphone Compatible Microscope Lenses for 1 Penny

Every day researchers are finding new ways to utilize the wonders of 3D printing to bring about substantial change within various medical fields. The majority of 3D printing applications in…

3D Printing Battle Wounds: More common than you would think (Warning: Quite Gory)

3D Printing…. You see those cute little Makerbot Replicators, or those Cubify Cubes. They all look so innocent, don’t they? How could 3D printing cause any more damage to an…

German 3D Printing Company SLM Solutions Provides IPO Details.

Germany is quickly becoming a power within the 3D printing space. In October, Augsburg-based Voxeljet launched an initial public offering in the United States, and quickly saw its shares skyrocket…

Rabbit Proto Introduces Open Source 3D Printed Integrated Circuitry

3D printing is already a pretty incredible technology.  As a self proclaimed futurist myself, when I envision the next 10-20 years within the industry, I see a time when not…

Proto Labs Acquires 3D Printing Company FineLine Prototyping Inc.

As the 3D printing market heats up, we are sure to see several key mergers and acquisitions within the space. Consolidation is a natural occurance within any growing industry, and…

Local Motors Begins ‘Testing Phase’ Leading Up to Their Live 3D Printing of a Car

In just over four months, Local Motors, a company which has garnered a lot of attention over the last year as it teamed with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), will…

NASA Charts Course Towards Manned Mission to Mars With the Help of 3D Printing

It’s been almost 45 years since America was captivated by Neil Armstrong’s first ever step on the Moon. In those 45 years we have made progress within the field of…

U.S. Navy Installs 3D Printer On Their First Ship, The USS Essex

For years now the U.S. Army has been working with 3D printers, mostly from an experimental point of view, but in some cases using them in actual combat zones, to…

3D Systems Teams With Urban Hubs For Innovative Recycling Network

The basic concept of nationwide recycling started in the 1980’s when towns began offering curbside recyclable pickup. Since then, the number of individuals that recycle has grown substantially, but at…

3D Print Expo to Have 2nd Show of Year in Moscow This October

As the 3d printing market expands, so do the conferences and expos around the up and coming technology. Earlier this month we covered what was probably one of the largest…

Architect Plans to 3D Print a 2-story Home in Minnesota Using a Homemade Cement Printer

When it comes to the 3D printing of homes, the industry is still in the very premature stages. We have heard of the company in China that has constructed small…

MagicBox KickStarter Project Promises to Polish Your 3D Prints

Last week I hosted a small, yet very successful meetup in my home, in which I invited friends, family, and colleagues over for a few drinks and some snacks. The…

High School Students Use 3D Printer to Invent a Solution to The ‘Watery Ketchup’ Problem

Ketchup.  It may be one of the most popular condiments used in the United States, but don’t you just hate it when you go to squirt some on your burger…

Should The Established 3D Printing Giants Worry About Hewlett Packard’s Entrance into the Industry?

There has been a tremendous amount of speculation as to just what Hewlett Packard has been up to these last few months. They clearly are going to be making an…

Legacy Filament Extruder – Open Source Kickstarter Project Turns Trash into 3D Printer Filament

One of the biggest concerns about the expanding consumer based 3D printing market, seems to be with the large amounts of plastic filament being purchased, used, and then likely thrown…

Man Compares His $42k Prosthetic Hand to a $50 3D Printed Cyborg Beast

Over the last several months, some of the more inspiring stories around 3D printing have had to do with the printing of prosthetic devices, particularly hands. From war torn Sudan,…

Why 3D Printing and other Technologies Could Lead to an Economically Utopian Society?

Without a doubt, their is a tremendous amount of suffering in this world. People are starving to death every day, many lack a warm shelter to come home to, and…