3D Printing News Briefs: August 14, 2018

We’re taking care of business first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a story about 3D printed glasses and then moving on into the aerospace sector. 3YOURMIND is…

Vatican’s Swiss Guard Trades In Metal Helmets for 3D Printed Ones

The Swiss Guard has been in existence for centuries, serving as the Vatican’s private army. They have served over 40 popes and are steeped in tradition, including the red, blue…

3D Printing Introductions, Innovations, and Bling Galore at RAPID + TCT 2018

This year’s RAPID + TCT event is coming to a close in Texas today, and I’m very pleased to call it my first big 3D printing industry event. There were so…

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…

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…

Making Stronger Protective Gear: Researchers Replicate Biological Structure of Lobster Claws Using Electric-Assisted 3D Printing Process

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last month found that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which results from repeated blows to the head, was found in 99% of the…

World’s Top Producer of Lacrosse Helmets Turns to 3D Printing to Improve Prototyping Capabilities

I didn’t play any full-contact sports in school, like football or rugby, but I still came home with my fair share of minor injuries from marching band practices and competitions…

How Many Sports Injuries Can Be Prevented Through 3D Printing?

It’s no secret that football is a dangerous sport. It’s fast-paced and high-impact, and protective gear can only do so much, as repeated tragedies involving traumatic brain injuries have shown….

Conch’s Strength Inspires MIT Researchers to 3D Print Stronger Protective Gear

As a kid growing up in Florida, I was always thrilled to find a conch shell intact, washed up on the shore. My grandmother had an enormous collection of them on her sunny…

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