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US Army Research Lab Scientists Creating Atomic-Level 3D Reconstructions of Specimens

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is responsible for plenty of innovative 3D printing research over the years, such as 3D printing drones and working with recycled 3D printing material. Now, material…

Researchers Develop and Test 3D Printed Simulator for Neuraxial Anesthesia Training To Help Make Your Next Epidural or Surgery Safer

It’s always easier for doctors, surgeons, and nurses to perform a procedure on a patient if they’ve practiced it a time or two. We’ve seen 3D printed medical simulators for…

3Dcopysystems Introduces Its Big ALICE Full Body 3D Scanner to the New York Fashion Industry

There are some companies, like Twindom, that believe every person in the world will someday have a 3D model of themselves that they can use as part of a digital identity….

Unique 3D Printed Connectors Help You Create Versatile Pieces of Furniture

While it is absolutely possible to 3D print custom furniture today, I think we can all agree that doing so is generally not as easy as just heading out to IKEA,…

Detailed 3D Printed Sculptures Depict Common Scenes and the Light That Illuminates Them

Have you ever stopped to think about your relationship with light? I’m not talking philosophically in terms of Star Wars and the light side versus the dark side, but actual…

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…