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3D Printing Ethics: Navigating the Gray Areas of 3D Technology

From crafting custom birthday presents to building life-saving prosthetics, 3D printing has revolutionized how we interact with the physical world. But with great power comes great responsibility, and the democratization…

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Bambu Lab Issues Recall on A1 3D Printer

What was once being heralded as a game-changer for home 3D printers, is now being labeled a cautionary tale. Bambu Lab has announced a recall of its A1 3D printers….

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Alexander Daniels Global Releases 2024 AM Salary Survey Report

Marking its 8th consecutive year of publication, Alexander Daniels Global has released the much-anticipated 2024 AM Salary Survey Report. In a year characterized by ‘right-sizing’ and numerous challenges in the…

What about the Messy Humans that Make up Industry 4.0?

The gleaming promises of Industry 4.0 paint a utopian picture: robots taking over the drudgery, AI optimizing workflows, and 3D printers churning out bespoke solutions at our fingertips. It’s a…

3D Printed Medical Trainers Give First Responders Key Familiarity with Altered Airways, Study Shows

The medical field has been one of the greatest success stories for additive manufacturing (AM), with AM now touching virtually every market segment within the healthcare industry. According to Additive…

SikSika Nation to Receive 3D Printed Housing Community in Canada

In Canada, the soaring prices of homes have become one of the if not the biggest political issue at the moment, sparking widespread interest in possible solutions like 3D printing…

How Toxic is 3D Printing? UL Research Sheds Light

The Chemical Insights Research Institute of UL Research has released a new study seeking to shed light on the nature of volatile organic compound (VOC) and particle emissions during the…

BASF Expands North American Apprenticeship Program for Second Straight Year

New Jersey-based BASF Corporation, the North American affiliate of the world’s largest chemicals supplier, has expanded its North American Apprenticeship Development Program for the second year in a row. BASF…

Alleged NYPD Report on 3D Printed Firearms Leaked Online

An advocate for 3D printed firearms published a document allegedly from the New York Police Department (NYPD) on “ghost guns” made with 3D printed components. The individual claims to have…

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Mighty Buildings to 3D Print Visitors Center alongside Buckminster Fuller’s Dome Home

Mighty Buildings, the Oakland-based additive construction (AC) firm specializing in prefabricated, climate-resilient homes, has partnered with the R. Buckminster Fuller Dome Home Not-For-Profit to 3D print a visitors center and…

GLAMOUR’s “Women of the Year Awards” Gives Out 3D Printed Trophies from HP

Condé Nast’s GLAMOUR recently hosted its 17th Women of the Year Awards at One Marylebone in London, an event sponsored by Samsung to honor feminist heroes. HP’s Personalization & 3D…

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Weeding Out Fake Parts: the Dark Horse of Killer 3D Printing Apps

After decades of slow accumulation, the killer apps for 3D printing have started to proliferate more quickly, with the technology’s evolution hitting its stride as the macro conditions of the…

Nigerian Oilfield Services Firm Receives Approval for 3D Printed Parts from Roboze

RusselSmith Group, a Nigerian oilfield services provider specializing in digital solutions for upstream activities, has received approval from the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) to use parts 3D printed…

Beneath the Layers: What Does a 3D Printing Technician Actually Do?

The field of additive manufacturing (AM) has witnessed explosive growth and transformation in recent years, and 3D printing technicians have played a pivotal role in this journey. This article presents…

60 Minutes Airs ICON’s Vision for Construction 3D Printing on Earth and Beyond

Is the world of construction witnessing a groundbreaking transformation with the advent of 3D printing technology? Jason Ballard, CEO of ICON, a Texas-based company, believes it is. He recently sat…

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Alquist 3D & the State of Colorado to Build a Foundation for 3D Printed Housing: Interview with CEO Zachary Mannheimer

No matter how much progress is made in printing with concrete, additive construction (AC) may always be the wild card of the additive manufacturing (AM) sector. So much the better:…

Fashion Designer Taps Stratasys for Sustainable, 3D Printed Fashion Collection

At the recent London Fashion Week, 3D printing was on the runway once again, as renowned fashion designer Jayne Pierson unveiled her latest collection, created via a strategic partnership with…

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The 8th Consecutive AM Salary Study from Alexander Daniels Global Launches

Alexander Daniels Global, the specialist recruitment company for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, has initiated the data collection process for its annual global Additive Manufacturing Salary Survey. This marks the…

3D Printing News Briefs, September 9, 2023: MES Software, Hearing Aids for Refugees, & More

Kicking off 3D Printing News Briefs, Nexa3D is celebrating a milestone achievement, AMFG is partnering with Elite Mold and Manufacturing Inc., and Lehvoss will present several application examples of its…

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Why 3D Printing? Human Needs and Industrial Transformation

I sometimes find myself more intrigued by “know-why” than “know-how.” As a believer in the burgeoning role of additive manufacturing (AM) in future production, I’ve spent time exploring ‘how’—how to…

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Winner of Gigabot 3D Printer to Assist Adults with Special Needs in Vocational Training

As part of their commitment to social impact, Texas-based 3D printer manufacturer re:3D pledged to give a Gigabot 4 industrial 3D printer to a change-making organization for every 100 printers…

3D Printed Guns Confiscated by Israeli Military in West Bank

Arrests related to 3D printed firearms are increasing alongside the emergence of additive manufacturing (AM) being deployed within areas of ongoing military conflict. This has been demonstrated significantly by rebel…

3D Printed Contraception for HIV Patients Made with Carbon’s CLIP Technique

A collaborative effort by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy, including Isabella C. Young and Priya Srinivasan,…

Full STEAM Ahead: Construct3D Inspires Birch Wathen High School Student with 3D Printing

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the 2023 Construct3D conference, a remarkable event centered on the essential aspects and innovations of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM)…