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TU Delft’s Multi-Axis Robotic 3D Printing System Makes it Possible to Print Without Supports

August 12-16 in Vancouver, SIGGRAPH 2018, the world’s largest computer graphics and interactive techniques conference, will kick off five days of interesting programming and exhibitions. Many research teams from around the…

CT Scans and 3D Printed Model Help Kodiak the Two-Toed Sloth Fix His Smile

3D printing is often put to the test by helping out our animal friends, from furry and feathered to scaled and shelled…and now, the two-toed sloth. One-year-old Kodiak resides at Busch…

NASA Scientist Develops First 3D Model of Melting Snowflake

From saving lives with weather stations and collecting weather data to studying hail and delivering accurate forecasts, 3D printing and 3D technologies have often been used for applications in weather…

3D Printed Bone Replica Helps Pilot with Ankle Cysts Keep Flying High

The talus, part of the tarsus group of foot bones that transmits the entire weight of the body to the foot, is a large ankle bone that articulates with the tibia…

Physicians and Engineers Use 3D Printing and Modeling to Determine Which Surgical Approach is Best in Aortic Valve Replacements

We’ve seen 3D printed heart valve models used for training purposes before, as well as 3D printed patient-specific heart valve models and aortas used in pre-surgical planning. The latter is what physicians…

Shark Skin, 3D Printing, and Aerodynamics

Sharks have very unique skin – it gives the animals some help in rapidly propelling themselves through the water thanks to tiny, teeth-like scales called denticles. Four years ago, scientists…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 6, 2018

Valentine’s Day is next week, so we’ll start today’s 3D Printing News Briefs off with a heartwarming story, before moving on to 3D printed models, and plenty of business news….

CSAIL Develops Custom Ink That Can Change a 3D Printed Object’s Color in 23 Minutes

Have you ever been out at the store looking for an accessory, like a necklace or smartphone case, and then you find one that is perfect in every way, from…

Polyga’s New Series of Compact 3D Scanners Offer Ease of Use and High-Quality Scans

3D scanning and mesh processing technologies developer Polyga has an important mission: create 3D scanners that are enjoyable, not frustrating, to use. The company has over ten years of experience…

Luxexcel and Roboze Announce Expansions of 3D Printing Businesses Into New Territories

It’s a new year, and with it comes new beginnings for many companies in the 3D printing industry. Those new beginnings include expansions into new territories, as is the case…

Malicious Crypto-Mining Attempt on 3D Printing File Library Thingiverse Stopped In Its Tracks

Even though I know the profession itself is not the safest, whenever I hear someone mention mining, I can’t help but get an instant picture in my head of the…

3D Printed Optical Illusion Skews Perception – Is It A Cube Or Not?

Surely you remember the infamous blue and black dress (or was it white and gold) that spawned a thousand online arguments and 3D printed miniature versions back in 2015. Thanks…

Can a Custom 3D Printed Card Reader Actually Slow Down Card Skimmers?

You are warned about them in the news all the time – card skimmers, devices that are attached to ATMs and other machines to steal the information on credit and…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 19, 2017

It’s getting closer to the end of December, which means the official start of winter is almost here. The days are getting colder, so why not warm your heart with…

New York Manufacturing Business Opens 3D Printed Jewelry Department and B2B Ordering Service

Typically, we are willing to wait quite a long time for items that are custom made, because they are unique, often one of a kind. But what if designers didn’t…

3D Printing Among Practical Effects Used to Help Stranger Things’ Monstrous Demogorgon Take Shape

From 3D printed props and stop motion puppets to using 3D models for designing superhero looks and 3D scanners to create digital stunt doubles, 3D printing technology has definitely found a home…

Group of Russian Machining and 3D Printing Companies Constructs 3D Printed Residential House

Using 3D printing technology in the construction sector has led to bridges, an office building and a laboratory in Dubai, a hotel and tiny houses, and even full-size homes and villages….

OMNI3D and SMARTTECH Team Up Again for 3D Printing and Scanning of Supercar Part

3D technology is changing automotive design on the race track, and the Divergent Blade supercar and the Arrinera Hussarya supercar have both been the product of 3D printing technology in one…

Sculpteo Introduces New Fabpilot 3D Software Solution and Updated Print Page

France-based Sculpteo, which was the first online 3D printing service to launch its API, has been focusing on its software offerings recently, partnering with ZBrush to make 3D printing more accessible…

Speedy Software Design and Titanium 3D Printing Relieve Nerve Pain with Custom Spinal Implant

Thanks to its low density and high strength, titanium is one of the most commonly used metals when it comes to 3D printed medical implants for humans, and even for animals. In…

Researchers Use 3D Printing to Create Organoids for Drug Testing in Monitored Body-On-A-Chip System

An organ-on-a-chip is a micro physiological system – a small cell culture chip that can mimic the structure and function of living human tissue. Organs-on-chips are helpful in terms of drug testing,…

WASP’s 3D Printed Scenic Design Work Complete for Teatro dell’Opera in Rome

I volunteer with a few local theatres in Dayton, mostly as a sound technician and a stage manager, and occasionally as a member of the stage crew. But I generally…

Researchers Create 3D Printed Model to Better Understand a Binary Star System Explosion

A team of researchers from the Palermo Astronomical Observatory, the University of Palermo, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics wanted to get a better understanding of what happens between two stars in…

UK Researchers Continue Work on Nanokick Bioreactor, Progressing Toward 3D Printing Living Bone

The University of Glasgow received a £2.8 million grant in late 2016 in order to develop 3D printed bone for survivors of landmine blasts, which kill roughly 4,300 people each…