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3D Scanner Buying Guide 2020

3D scanning is now an engrained business process in industry, architecture, quality assurance and reverse engineering. It is, however, quite a difficult process to master. Many different 3D scanning technologies…

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3DPOD Episode 35: Todd Grimm, T.A. Grimm & Associates

Todd Grimm has been working in AM and 3D Printing for 30 years. He has done a lot of work for Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG), and is a frequent…

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What Does the Siemens-Nexa3D Partnership Mean for 3D Printing?

3D printer manufacturer Nexa3D has announced a collaboration with technology company Siemens to automate its polymer laser sintering systems. Even during COVID-19, the two companies have remained committed to Industry…

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Researchers Create Bioink that Delivers Oxygen to 3D Printed Tissue Cells

Tissue engineering or regeneration is the process of improving upon or replacing biological tissues by combining cells and other materials with the optimal chemical and physiological conditions in order to build scaffolds…

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NHL Will Now Use 3D Printed Helmets, Thanks to Carbon and CCM

CCM, one of Canada’s leading hockey equipment manufacturers, in partnership with Carbon, has just introduced its ‘SuperTacks X with Nest Tech’ helmet ahead of the NHL 2021 season. The 3D…

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3D Printing for Preppers: A Review of the Ultimaker S3 3D Printer

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…

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2020 Industrial Polymer 3D Printer Buying Guide

Industrial 3D printers are those used by companies on the factory floor, generally for manufacturing end products. In a lot of cases, they can also be used for making items…

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Critical Analysis: Desktop Metal’s SPAC Deal

By now you’ve probably heard about the latest surprise in additive manufacturing startup companies going public. During what is clearly not the best of times for the metal additive industry,…

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3D Printed Drug Delivery Implant Achieves Successful Clinical Trial for Parkinson’s Disease

A novel drug delivery system by the global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, was successfully used as part of an extension study to a first-in-human clinical trial for the treatment of…

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3D Printing for Preppers: An Overview of Disaster 3D Printing

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…

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3D Printed Implant Device Stimulates Nerves in Bird Brain for Possible Treatment of Human Diseases

Using a new 3D printed microscale implantable device, a team of researchers successfully recorded electrical impulses that drive vocalizations in the peripheral nervous system of birds. Thanks to a customized…

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Desktop 3D Printer Buying Guide 2020

Competition in desktop 3D Printing continues to be fierce—especially with the least expensive printers. We are seeing leaders emerge now, however, and stabilization is occurring for each segment. On the…

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3D Printing Unicorn Desktop Metal to Go Public After Reverse Merger Deal

After becoming one of the fastest-growing 3D printing startups, Desktop Metal announced plans to go public following a reverse merger deal with blank check company Trine Acquisitions. The Boston-based metal…

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Wayland Additive to Launch Calibur 3 Production 3D Printer in January 2021

U.K. company Wayland Additive, spun out from engineering firm Reliance Precision, licensed the metal AM NeuBeam process from its parent company with an aim to commercialize it by 2021. This…

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Sushi Chef Needs Your DNA for Your Personalized 3D Printed Food

3D printed food is always a grand source of fascination for readers (and writers). You may have decided to check out this article because you love 3D printing, love sushi,…

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Physna Aims to Be Google of 3D Search with Geometry-Based AI

Physna, a midwestern U.S. startup founded in 2015, is trying to do for physical object (3D model) search what Google did for text and image search. Using geometric deep-learning technology…

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Bioprinting Firm Cellink Signs €80M Deal to Buy Scienion AG

Global bioprinting leader Cellink announced an agreement with the owners of Scienion AG, a German precision dispensing company, to acquire all company shares in an €80 million deal. Through this…

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3D Printing A Meatless World: Surimi is Everything and Everything is Surimi

Surimi was not supposed to be a product. It is a technique, of finely cutting or grinding meat. The resulting paste can then be molded into various forms. If you…

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Honeywell’s First Flight-Critical 3D Printed Engine Part Honeywell Earns FAA Certification

According to a report by SmarTech Analysis, dubbed “Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing for Civil Aviation Parts Production, 2019-2029“, the aerospace industry “has seen larger than ever before investments in AM…

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3D Printed Footwear to Generate $4.2 Billion by 2025

SmarTech Analysis has put out its latest report about additive manufacturing (AM) in the footwear industry, titled “3D-Printed Footwear 2020-2030, an Analysis of the Market Potential of 3D Printing in…

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3D Printed Hotel Habitas Todos Santos to Feature 80 Units, First Suite Complete

The beauty of Mexico’s beachfront and the versatility of 3D printing will soon culminate in a new and purportedly sustainable—yet highly luxurious—resort. To be built along the ocean line of…

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Robotic Bioprinting Platform Aims to Cure Gastric Wounds from Inside the Body

We’ve seen handheld bioprinters used to draw new cells onto bone and print skin to help heal burn wounds, and now a pair of researchers from China’s Tsinghua University have…

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3D Printing Financials: ExOne 27% Revenue Drop, Employee Layoffs and Government Contract in Q2 2020

Pioneer and global leader in binder jet 3D printing technology ExOne has posted a year-on-year revenue fall of 27% for their second-quarter earnings report. Company officials said challenging market conditions and…

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3DPPPPE: The Long Term Prospects of Mass Customized 3D Printed PPE

With 3D printing making inroads in personal protection equipment (PPE) during the current crisis, what are the long term prospects of 3D printed safety gear? One would expect them to…