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3D Printing News Briefs, March 24, 2021: NSWC Carderock Division, Tel Aviv University, Integza

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering several different applications for which the technology can be used: maritime and military, electronics and medical research, and engines. A new digital…

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UMaine 3D Printing Massive Wind Turbine Molds

As global society shifts to renewable energy, there will likely be efforts to make the production of wind turbines faster and more efficient. Fortunately for those involved, 3D printing will…

Wevolver and Mitsubishi Team up for KyronMAX Design Challenge with $25,000 Prize

Additive manufacturing (AM) provides product designers and engineers a high degree of geometric freedom. However, compared to injection molding, the material selection available in AM is incredibly limited. There are…

Non-Profits Make Affordable Prosthetic Liners in Ecuador with 3D Printed Molds

Two non-profits are making prosthetic care more sustainable and accessible in Ecuador. Operation Namaste and the Range of Motion Project (ROMP) partnered to establish in-country fabrication of prosthetic silicone liners…

Structur3d Begins Shipping Inj3ctor Desktop Injection Molding Platform

Ontario, Canada’s Structur3d is attempting to bring injection molding to the desktop with its newest product. The Inj3ctor Platform is low-cost method for injection molding rubber parts that may make…

Formlabs Launches New 3D Printing Resins for Dental, Engineering, and Manufacturing Applications

Less than a year after acquiring its main material supplier, professional 3D printer and materials developer Formlabs continues to introduce new materials to its vast portfolio in order to help…

Modular Heat Exchanger Made via 3D Printed Molds

You may recognize the name Brett Turnage from the amazingly detailed 3D printed RC cars and motorcycles he makes. But Turnage, founder of BTI LLC, has moved up and is…

How Do 3D Printed Molds Stack Against Traditional Sand Casting Molds?

Aluminum alloys feature low density, as well as good corrosion resistance and mechanical properties, which is why casting them is an oft-used manufacturing technique. But, defects in molded parts is…

Enable Manufacturing Offers over 130 Metals for Additive Casting Process

UK company Enable Manufacturing was founded just last year, and focuses on the 3D printing of molds for metal casting, which are then used to fabricate high-quality metal production parts…

Lung Cancer Treatment: 3D Printing Molds for Personalized Airway Stents

Australian scientists are working to improve medical devices for lung cancer treatment, sharing the outcome of their recent study in ‘Incorporating Chemotherapeutic Drug into a Personalizable Silicone Airway Stent for…

3D Printing for Nerve Regeneration: Gelatin Methacrylate-Based Nerve Guidance Conduits

Chinese researchers delve deeply into tissue engineering, releasing the findings of their recent study in ‘3D printing of gelatin methacrylate-based nerve guidance conduits with multiple channels.’ While there have been…

Egypt: Characterizing 3D Printed Microneedles Carrying Anti-Cellulite Treatment

Researchers from Egypt explore a unique area of medicine and 3D printing, releasing findings from their study in the recently published ‘Characterization and Pharmacological Evaluation of Anti-Cellulite Herbal Product(s) Encapsulated…

3D Printed Molds Used for Lung-on-a-Chip Prototype

Scientists from Australia and Russia are continuing on the vast quest to sustain healthy cells for tissue engineering and ultimately, 3D printed organs that could completely change the landscape of…

ORNL Scientists Make Fake Fish with 3D Printing and Sensors to Research Environmental Impact of Hydropower Dams

Hydropower – electricity generated with the energy of moving water – is the largest source of utility-scale energy storage and renewable energy in the US, making up 6% of the…

Grant Imahara Uses Digital Modeling & 3D Printing to Make Adorable Animatronic Baby Yoda

I do love a good Star Wars 3D print, and I know many others do as well. A popular character in the Star Wars universe is obviously Jedi Master Yoda,…

Next Chapter Manufacturing: Redesigning Injection Molding with 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing (AM) is already making strong inroads into the injection molding industry due to its ability to reduce the cost and improve the performance of molds used in the…

3D Printing for Molds and Dies, Part 1

As adoption of 3D printing spreads throughout the larger sector of industrial manufacturing, the value of the technology as more than just a rapid prototyping tool is becoming increasingly evident….

The State of 3D Printing in Industrial Goods, Part Four

In the previous installment in our series on the use of 3D printing in the industrial goods sector, we discussed some general trends, as well as the key manufacturers of…

The State of 3D Printing in Industrial Goods, Part Three

After exploring the users of 3D printing in the industrial goods segment, as well as service bureaus that are producing some of those goods, we’ll now be taking a look…

Operation Namaste Making 3D Printed Molds for Prosthetic Aligners in Nepal

Last January, Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist (CPO) Jeff Erenstone, the Chief Technology Officer of Create O&P, decided to leave the company he co-founded in order to continue advancing and improving clinical and…

Thermwood & Purdue: 3D Printed Composite Molds to Make Compression Molding Parts

If I had to name one company that’s an expert in terms of machining, I’d say Indiana-based Thermwood Corporation, the oldest CNC machine manufacturing company in business. The company has…

Germany: 3D Printed β-TCP Scaffolds for Bone Replacement

In ‘Inversely 3D-Printed β-TCP Scaffolds for Bone Replacement,’ German researchers predefined pore structures in scaffolding to explore different cell growth behaviors. Using FDM 3D printing and PLA, the team of…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 25, 2019

We’re talking about art and business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. An art installation at Millennium Park was created through the use of 3D printed molds, provided by Fast…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 18, 2019

We’re talking about an award, a little business news, and metal 3D printing in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. 3D printed fine jewelry brand BOLTENSTERN won big at the 2019…