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Custom 3D Printed Prosthesis Can Brave the Seven Seas

Worldwide demand for prosthetic specialists is rising, and for good reason: each year in the US, over 150,000 people undergo lower limb amputations, and while that number is considerably lower…

SHINING 3D Launches Precision 3D Printer and High Res 3D Scanner at Formnext

SHINING 3D, which offers leading professional digital manufacturing solutions, launched its EP-M250 Pro metal 3D printer in 2019 at the last Formnext event that was held in-person…until now. Formnext 2021…

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Stratasys 3D Printing Roundup: Open Software Platform, Adobe Collaboration, & Prince

It’s been a busy couple of months for Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS), what with its fine showing at RAPID + TCT, the expansion of healthcare 3D printing services at Stratasys Direct, acquiring…

Inspiring Non-Profit Makes 3D Printed Prosthetics for Patients in the Guatemalan Jungle

Volunteers and designers from non-profit organization LifeNabled and engineering software startup nTopology have been busy helping amputees in northern Guatemala. The team, led by LifeNabled co-founder Brent Wright, created a…

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From 3D Scanning to 3D Printing: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Reverse Engineering

Getting from a broken part to a 3D printed replacement can be more involved than one realizes. Luckily, Xometry has the right resources on hand to do the job. This…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 6, 2021: Business, Guns, & Bridges

We’re starting with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as EPLUS 3D and Shining 3D have issued a joint declaration. Optomec received an order from an OEM…

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Sculpture Design: Bringing Prehistoric Beasts to the 21st Century With a Fusion of Art and Science

From a very young age Konstantinos Fais had two passions: Art and History. Born and grown up in the city of Ioannina in northern Greece, he started the thorough study…

Ancient Cephalopods Swam Vertically, 3D Printed Replicas Reveal

There are multiple examples of 3D printing, 3D scanning, and other related technologies being used to help shed light on, and answer questions about, creatures that walked this planet long…

Olympic Cycling Team Made More Aerodynamic with 3D Scanning

The Italian national cycling team is going for the gold at this week’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and in order to improve their aerodynamic efficiency for competition, the athletes were all…

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The Boat Builder, the EinScan H and Fusion 360: Craftsmanship Meets Technology

From the heart of the UK to the sea The Cotswolds, a region located in the heart of the UK is not where one might expect to find a boat…

New Algorithm Improves 3D Body Scanning Precision by 4500%

Together, research scientists from Loughborough University and the University of Manchester in the UK have developed a way to improve the precision and accuracy of 3D body scanning by a…

3D Printed Shark Fin Replicas Enable Conservation and Education

The practice of shark finning has said to have increased due to demand for these appendages for soup and traditional medicines in the Asia-Pacific region. Estimates put the value of…

Auto-Fit Software Will Tailor 3D Printed Helmet Liners to Hockey Players

Last fall, Canadian hockey equipment designer, manufacturer, and marketer CCM introduced its ‘SuperTacks X with Nest Tech’ helmet, which features a 3D printed interior made with Carbon’s DLS technology and…

Robotics Firm Makes Lookalike Avatars for Concept Video Game with 3D Scanning

Back in the 1990s when I was growing up, fighting games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter were all the rage, and I, like my peers, enjoyed playing them. However,…

3DPOD Episode 65: 3D Scanning at the U.S. Space Force with Major Travis Tubbs

This time on the 3DPOD, we get to chat with Major Travis Tubbs of the U.S. Space Force. Surprisingly, a lot of the conversation was about plants, but we also…

New Scanner Bundle Enables Full Body Medical 3D Scanning Applications

There are plenty of applications for full-body 3D scanning, including finding your exact body fat percentage and measurements, and creating customized clothing, protective gear, and prosthetics. This last example was…

Australia’s Oldest Colonial Built Craft to Be 3D Printed for Exhibit

In November 2018, the well-preserved remains of a boat were unearthed during an excavation at the Barangaroo railway station in Sydney, Australia. The fascinating discovery became one of the most…

ABCorp Adds Inspection & Dyeing to HP 3D Printing Service

Manufacturing services company American Banknote Corporation (ABCorp) works in the payment sector and has been around since 1795, back when it was called the American Bank Note Company and was…

Replicating a Masterpiece: Michelangelo’s David Gets 3D Printed Twin for Expo 2020

A life-size, 3D printed replica of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s “David” was unveiled in early May 2021 as the centerpiece of the Italy Pavilion at the Expo 2020 world fair hosted by…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 18, 2021: Dyndrite, Carbon, KAUST, Art Institute of Chicago

It’s business and materials for starters in this week’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then on to 3D printing for cultural heritage. Dyndrite has added two new members to its…

3D Printed T-Rex Replica “Trix” to be Displayed at Japanese Dinosaur Museum

3D scanning and 3D printing technologies have been used many times in the past to learn more about the diverse group of reptiles we call dinosaurs that walked the earth…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 11, 2021: Qontrol & 3DPRINTUK, Carbon & NADL, Zortrax, Artec 3D & Objex Unlimited

We’ve got a little business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by news about a new material. Then, it’s on to two stories about…

Facial Recognition and 3D Printing Collide

Olaf Diegel, Professor of Additive Manufacturing at the University of Auckland, is well known for his 3D printed guitars. He and his students conduct many more experiments and projects, however….