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IST Offers Solutions to Safely Recycle and Reuse Waste Solvents from 3D Print Finishing

IST Offers Solutions to Safely Recycle and Reuse Waste Solvents from 3D Print Finishing

Substances which dissolve a solute are called solvents – normally liquids, but these can also be gases and solids. Organic solvents are used in all sorts of everyday applications, such as in nail polish removers and detergents, paint thinners, and dry cleaning, and also in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries as part of purification processes […]

Substances which dissolve a solute are called solvents – normally liquids, but these can also be gases and solids. Organic solvents are used in all sorts of everyday applications, such as in nail polish removers and detergents, paint thinners, and dry cleaning,...
Father Takes Up 3D Printing, and Founds New Company, to Create Son’s Custom Orthosis

Father Takes Up 3D Printing, and Founds New Company, to Create Son’s Custom Orthosis

Some of the most heartwarming aspects of the 3D printing industry involve the people who do everything they can to develop and provide affordable 3D printed prosthetics to people who need them the most. Just in time for Father’s Day, Formlabs has shared a beautiful story about a dad who worked tirelessly to help his young son walk […]

Some of the most heartwarming aspects of the 3D printing industry involve the people who do everything they can to develop and provide affordable 3D printed prosthetics to people who need them the most. Just in time for Father’s Day, Formlabs has shared a...
Custom Prototypes Reclaims AMUG Gold with Stunning Metal 3D Printed Roman Helmet

Custom Prototypes Reclaims AMUG Gold with Stunning Metal 3D Printed Roman Helmet

Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Many 3D printing announcements came out of the show, but the one I’m most excited about is the news that Custom Prototypes, a Toronto-based 3D printing company that always produces enjoyable work, has taken first place in the Advanced […]

Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Many 3D printing announcements came out of the show, but the one I’m most excited about is the news that Custom Prototypes, a Toronto-based 3D printing...
NASA Scientist Develops First 3D Model of Melting Snowflake

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 research. Currently, some of the most remote locations on our planet are experiencing change that could have widespread and potentially devastating impacts. To prepare, NASA is […]

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 research. Currently, some of the most remote locations on our...
Researchers Develop Painless 3D Printed Microneedles that Dissolve and Deliver Drugs Under Human Skin

Researchers Develop Painless 3D Printed Microneedles that Dissolve and Deliver Drugs Under Human Skin

I hate getting shots more than almost anything, except maybe going to the dentist. Really, it’s seeing the needle puncture my skin that bothers me more than anything – I can’t even look at people getting shots on TV, it totally freaks me out. I need to be distracted, and always warn the nurse or […]

I hate getting shots more than almost anything, except maybe going to the dentist. Really, it’s seeing the needle puncture my skin that bothers me more than anything – I can’t even look at people getting shots on TV, it totally freaks me out. I need...
FATHOM Introduces Open Source Software Project for Generating 3D Lattice Structures

FATHOM Introduces Open Source Software Project for Generating 3D Lattice Structures

California-based FATHOM, which expanded its on-site managed services and announced important partnerships with Stratasys and Desktop Metal last year, is introducing a fascinating new open source project called Crystallon, which uses Rhino and Grasshopper3D to create lattice structures. FATHOM industrial designer Aaron Porterfield, also an Instructables member, developed the project as an alternative to designing lattices with commercially available […]

California-based FATHOM, which expanded its on-site managed services and announced important partnerships with Stratasys and Desktop Metal last year, is introducing a fascinating new open source project called Crystallon, which uses Rhino and Grasshopper3D to create...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 6, 2018

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. The ‘Window to the Heart’ installation, featuring the world’s largest 3D printed lens, is officially up in Times Square this month. Moving right along, a […]

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. The ‘Window to the Heart’ installation, featuring the...
3D Printed Miniatures Capture Chinese Historical Scenes

3D Printed Miniatures Capture Chinese Historical Scenes

We often see 3D printing technology used to breathe life back into history and art through models, replicas, and miniatures. Chinese 3D printer and scanner manufacturer Shining 3D, well-known for its EinStart 3D printers, EinScan software, and 3D scanners, began an ambitious art preservation initiative last year, asking people to 3D scan museum art and artifacts […]

We often see 3D printing technology used to breathe life back into history and art through models, replicas, and miniatures. Chinese 3D printer and scanner manufacturer Shining 3D, well-known for its EinStart 3D printers, EinScan software, and 3D scanners, began an...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 15, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 15, 2017

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with some aerospace 3D printing, then moving on to business announcements, new releases, and 3D printed art. The European Space Agency has released its first prototype design for a 3D printed satellite, while Northrop Grumman is looking for 3D printing partners to develop metal aerospace parts. Graphene […]

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with some aerospace 3D printing, then moving on to business announcements, new releases, and 3D printed art. The European Space Agency has released its first prototype design for a 3D printed satellite,...
Shapr3D Brings Mobile 3D CAD Modeling to iPad Pro

Shapr3D Brings Mobile 3D CAD Modeling to iPad Pro

After receiving an award of seed funding through InReach Ventures in August of this year, today Shapr3D, a Budapest based company, announced the positive results of their collaborative effort with Siemens PLM and Tech Soft 3D to develop the first CAD system capable of running Siemens Parasolid Software and HOOPS Exchange on iOS. The founder […]

After receiving an award of seed funding through InReach Ventures in August of this year, today Shapr3D, a Budapest based company, announced the positive results of their collaborative effort with Siemens PLM and Tech Soft 3D to develop the first CAD system capable of...
3D Printing Business News: BEEVERYCREATIVE Partners with Staples Portugal, Clariant Begins New 3D Printing Business

3D Printing Business News: BEEVERYCREATIVE Partners with Staples Portugal, Clariant Begins New 3D Printing Business

As in any high-growth industry, business updates come quickly in 3D printing, and some of the latest feature a partnership and a new dedicated additive manufacturing business. A new partnership between top Portuguese 3D printing manufacturer BEEVERYCREATIVE and Staples Portugal will make 3D printing more accessible to Staples customers. While Staples is perhaps best known for […]

As in any high-growth industry, business updates come quickly in 3D printing, and some of the latest feature a partnership and a new dedicated additive manufacturing business. A new partnership between top Portuguese 3D printing manufacturer BEEVERYCREATIVE and...
Melissa Ng on Designing and 3D Printing Her Cosplay Interpretation of Ironheart’s Armor for Marvel Commission

Melissa Ng on Designing and 3D Printing Her Cosplay Interpretation of Ironheart’s Armor for Marvel Commission

Self-taught 3D artist, designer, and dreamer Melissa Ng sells and showcases her amazing designs on her Lumecluster blog, often impressing us with her style. Though Ng has been drawing for years, she 3D printed her first mask back in 2014, and continued 3D modeling and printing masks, including a set for a music video, and had the […]

Self-taught 3D artist, designer, and dreamer Melissa Ng sells and showcases her amazing designs on her Lumecluster blog, often impressing us with her style. Though Ng has been drawing for years, she 3D printed her first mask back in 2014, and continued 3D modeling and...
3D Design in Mid-Air with the Augmented Reality Yeehaw Wand

3D Design in Mid-Air with the Augmented Reality Yeehaw Wand

Learning how to design in 3D is notoriously intimidating, which is why so many programs have arisen that promise to make it as easy as drawing a picture. Paint 3D recently came out with the new Windows 10 update, allowing users to create 3D models as easily as they’d scribble a picture in Paint. Then […]

Learning how to design in 3D is notoriously intimidating, which is why so many programs have arisen that promise to make it as easy as drawing a picture. Paint 3D recently came out with the new Windows 10 update, allowing users to create 3D models as easily as...
Sculpteo Introduces New Fabpilot 3D Software Solution and Updated Print Page

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 with one-click printing. Now the company is introducing its standalone Fabpilot software solution, which allows users to focus more on manufacturing and less on maintaining […]

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 with one-click printing. Now the company is introducing its...
Morphi 3.0 Introduces New Interface and Features, Including Integration with Apple ARKit for Enhanced Augmented Reality

Morphi 3.0 Introduces New Interface and Features, Including Integration with Apple ARKit for Enhanced Augmented Reality

As 3D printing has become more accessible, it is becoming increasingly important to lower the barriers of entry into 3D design. You don’t have to be a trained 3D modeler or engineer anymore to design your own products. Artists don’t need to immerse themselves in confusing and expensive software. There are even powerful, yet easy-to-use […]

As 3D printing has become more accessible, it is becoming increasingly important to lower the barriers of entry into 3D design. You don’t have to be a trained 3D modeler or engineer anymore to design your own products. Artists don’t need to immerse...
NYC Designer Presents Wearables and Fashion Collection that Features 3D Printed Faces

NYC Designer Presents Wearables and Fashion Collection that Features 3D Printed Faces

The fashion industry has been a big proponent of using 3D printing technology to design and manufacture clothing for several years now, as it allows for the use of new and complex design paths that we’ve never seen before. Adoption of 3D printing has been on the rise in the fashion world, and we’ve seen […]

The fashion industry has been a big proponent of using 3D printing technology to design and manufacture clothing for several years now, as it allows for the use of new and complex design paths that we’ve never seen before. Adoption of 3D printing has been on the...
Tech Soft 3D’s Software Development Toolkits Improve Clients’ 3D Printing Capabilities

Tech Soft 3D’s Software Development Toolkits Improve Clients’ 3D Printing Capabilities

According to a market report by SmarTech, the market size for 3D printing will grow over 150% in the next four years; as it’s already at around $294 million, that’s a pretty big jump. In the same report, SmarTech projects that, by the year 2021, nearly 30% of the additive manufacturing software market will come […]

According to a market report by SmarTech, the market size for 3D printing will grow over 150% in the next four years; as it’s already at around $294 million, that’s a pretty big jump. In the same report, SmarTech projects that, by the year 2021, nearly 30%...
Research Team in India Uses 3D Software and 3D Printing to Make Prosthetic Ear

Research Team in India Uses 3D Software and 3D Printing to Make Prosthetic Ear

As part of a college program, a team from the College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) in India has developed unique software, which helped them make a 3D printed ear in just one week for 32-year-old Rucha (not her real name) from Kondhwa. Typically, it takes about a month to make an artificial ear, but thanks […]

As part of a college program, a team from the College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) in India has developed unique software, which helped them make a 3D printed ear in just one week for 32-year-old Rucha (not her real name) from Kondhwa. Typically, it takes about a month...
British Museum Now Offers 3D Printed Replicas of Parts of Its Collection

British Museum Now Offers 3D Printed Replicas of Parts of Its Collection

Inspired by the work of University College London and its 3D printing project MicroPasts, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Museum has been providing 3D models and printable files for anyone on the Sketchfab platform, simplifying the process for casual desktop 3D printer users to print objects on display at the […]

Inspired by the work of University College London and its 3D printing project MicroPasts, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Museum has been providing 3D models and printable files for anyone on the Sketchfab platform, simplifying the...
Students Use 3D Printing Technology to Interact with Ancient Greek Artifacts at Victoria University of Wellington’s Classics Museum

Students Use 3D Printing Technology to Interact with Ancient Greek Artifacts at Victoria University of Wellington’s Classics Museum

One of the most important rules that children have drilled into their heads before museum field trips is to not touch the exhibits. But in recent years, 3D scanning and 3D printing technology has helped abolish this rule, and now all sorts of important artifacts and exhibits, from dinosaur fossils and mummies to famous paintings […]

One of the most important rules that children have drilled into their heads before museum field trips is to not touch the exhibits. But in recent years, 3D scanning and 3D printing technology has helped abolish this rule, and now all sorts of important artifacts and...
3Dkolla Has High Standards for 3D Printable Models, Put Together with an AR App

3Dkolla Has High Standards for 3D Printable Models, Put Together with an AR App

3Dkolla, a Greek endeavor with a love for advanced technology, has just launched its first Indiegogo campaign for its high-quality, 3D printable Kolla 3D models. The company offers a small range of well-designed models, capable of being printed with high complexity. The service maximizes 3D printing technology by offering updated modeling, decoration, and games that […]

3Dkolla, a Greek endeavor with a love for advanced technology, has just launched its first Indiegogo campaign for its high-quality, 3D printable Kolla 3D models. The company offers a small range of well-designed models, capable of being printed with high complexity....
Dassault Systèmes Acquires AITAC, Will Fully Integrate its Smart Drawings 3D Software Into Industry Solution Experiences

Dassault Systèmes Acquires AITAC, Will Fully Integrate its Smart Drawings 3D Software Into Industry Solution Experiences

Dassault Systèmes, which announced a partnership with Stratasys at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 this winter and recently opened the new 3DEXPERIENCE Center at Wichita State University, has just acquired Dutch company AITAC BV, which specializes in marine and offshore engineering software. Dassault announced today that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire AITAC, which will allow the company […]

Dassault Systèmes, which announced a partnership with Stratasys at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 this winter and recently opened the new 3DEXPERIENCE Center at Wichita State University, has just acquired Dutch company AITAC BV, which specializes in marine and offshore...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com’s Design Courses

3D Printing Spotlight On: Poppy Lyttle, Former Education Specialist at MakerBot, Educational Advisor for 3DPrint.com’s Design Courses

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called “3D Printing Engineering Principles in Fusion 360,” and she started off by answering questions about Tinkercad, and then moving into a demo […]

If you took our month-long, Formlabs-sponsored Beginner Design for 3D Printing course in March, it’s likely that you remember 3D printing educator Poppy Lyttle, the educational advisor for 3DPrint.com’s design courses. The session she taught was called...
Toy Company Fidgetbase Takes Fidget Spinners Back to Basics with 3D Printing and Affordable STL Files

Toy Company Fidgetbase Takes Fidget Spinners Back to Basics with 3D Printing and Affordable STL Files

As the school year starts wrapping up, it’s time to talk a little more about the year’s hottest toy – or is it a stress reliever and a way to keep kids focused in class? I am obviously talking about the fidget spinner, which usually has two or three paddle-shaped blades attached to a core in […]

As the school year starts wrapping up, it’s time to talk a little more about the year’s hottest toy – or is it a stress reliever and a way to keep kids focused in class? I am obviously talking about the fidget spinner, which usually has two or three...
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