3D printed functional prototypes

VA Researchers are Using 3D Printing to Create Prototypes of Wearable Artificial Lungs

Exposure to burn pits, sand, diesel exhaust, and chemicals are some of the most commonly cited factors that lead to lung problems for active-duty military. According to the U.S. Department…

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Why young businesses need prototypes

Prototyping is an important process for businesses that make things. Without prototypes, many parts, products and machinery would be difficult to make, difficult to test and may not work as…

Veterans Affairs Researchers Developing 3D Printed Artificial Lung to Help Treat COPD

We often see 3D printing used to make a difference in the lives of our veterans, whether it’s creating customized prosthetic attachments and covers, helping them get back to work, or…

3D Printing in Architecture, Engineering, Product Design: 3D Hubs Announces 2018 Student Grant Winners

Last year, 3D Hubs, the world’s largest online network of 3D printing services, reported that nearly 500 applicants from 300 universities around the world applied for its extremely popular Student Grant…

MakerBot Relaunches Tough PLA 3D Printer Filament, with Additional Material Properties Data, in Three New Colors

In the fall of 2016, MakerBot introduced its Tough PLA filament for the first time. This strong, plastic material, which I heard about again more recently at MakerBot’s RAPID 2018…

Tundra-M Drone Prototype Flies High Thanks to CRP Technology’s 3D Printing and Windform Materials

Italy-based CRP Technology, part of the larger CRP Group, has used its versatile Windform composite materials and SLS 3D printing technology to manufacture everything from masks and golf drivers to motorcycle…

Ultimaker Releases New S5 Professional 3D Printer

Global desktop 3D printing leader Ultimaker has been in the 3D printing business since 2011. The company is well known for its accurate, high-quality 3D printers, and released its Ultimaker 2+…

Industrial Design and 3D Printing Help Teenage Stroke Victim Regain His Swimming Stroke

Barcelona-based 3D printer manufacturer BCN3D Technologies is well known for its popular Sigma 3D printer, which was revamped and reintroduced last year as the Sigma R17. Many people have partnered with BCN3D…

Polish Sports Car Manufacturer Arrinera Technology Turns to 3D Printing for Parts for Its Supercar

As evidenced by what we learned at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 earlier this month, prototyping is back in the 3D printing spotlight; it is, after all, the original purpose for 3D…

Divide by Zero Technologies Introduces APFM, the First Patented 3D Printing Technology to Come from India

One of the earliest mathematics concepts you learn in school is that you cannot divide by zero, it’s impossible. However, India’s Divide by Zero Technologies is the exception to the rule. The…

Sculpteo Focuses on the Factory of the Future & Lean Hardware

Aside from the advent of ‘smart’ technologies saturating our world, from phones to appliances and robotics, it seems that today we know a lot more about how to do pretty…

3D Printed GRIPsher Multi-Tool Can Be Operated With One Hand, Only $35 on Kickstarter

There’s something enticing about the multi-tool, allowing you to handle nearly any scenario requiring handiness from one small central device. While they come in different sizes and shapes, it’s always…

Robert Hofmann GmbH 3D Prints Production-Ready Cylinder Block for Volkswagen Automobile

Those of you who have been following 3D printing closely know of the immense benefits that additive manufacturing has provided to the automotive industry. Most uses have been confined to functional…

Purdue University Engineering Students Hone Complex Design Skills in 3D Printing Functional Toys on EnvisionTEC Xtreme 3SP

Purdue University’s C Design Lab ME444 class is a shining example of how rewarding education can be for both teacher and students alike. No matter the age level, toys are…