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3D Printing News Briefs, May 7, 2022: Business, Helmets, & More

Meltio has announced an official sales partner in the Sub-Saharan Africa region; this news begins our 3D Printing News Briefs today. Startup BIO INX, formerly known as XPECT INX, has…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 30, 2022: Consumer Goods, Sporting Equipment, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, polySpectra and Keyland Polymer announced a strategic partnership, and KAERI developed a 3D printer for making larger nuclear components. Researchers in Singapore created a…

US Navy to Develop Novel 3D Printing Tech via Six New Contracts

The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)—one of the two main components of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the other being the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC)—has awarded contracts to…

Sinterit Reveals New Compact SLS 3D Printer for Agile Manufacturing

Sinterit has released the latest addition to its growing portfolio and is targeting industrial markets that need to speed up product development cycles. The Polish manufacturer of selective laser sintering…

NASA’s Lunar Rover: Lockheed 3D Prints Prototype Parts With MakerBot

Engineers at aerospace giant Lockheed Martin will use MakerBot’s industrial desktop METHOD X printers to create prototypes and proof of concept parts for its upcoming artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted lunar rover….

3D Printed Windpipe Insert Helps Amish Draft Horse Breathe Easy

One of the most essential workers on an Amish farm is the mighty draft horse…having gone to college about an hour south of the heart of Ohio’s Amish country, I…

3D Printed Autonomous Robot Increases Delivery Efficiency in Singapore

There are plenty of examples of drones, 3D printed and otherwise, delivering items like food, medical supplies, and 3D printed spare parts, but what about ground delivery robots? We have seen…

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Nexa3D and BASF Develop New Photopolymers for NXE400 3D Printer

Ultrafast industrial-grade polymer 3D printer manufacturer Nexa3D expands its partnership with BASF’s corporate brand Forward AM to deliver three new ultrafast photopolymer materials for Nexa3D’s NXE400 3D printer. The companies…

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Custom-Fit 3D Printed Earphone Design Developed by Formlabs and Sennheiser AMBEO

Formlabs Factory Solutions are 3D printing solutions specifically tailored to businesses looking to build scalable manufacturing solutions, and include feasibility studies, consulting services, production workflow optimization, and manufacturing infrastructures based…

Tiny 3D Printed Rocket Thruster Could Democratize Nanosatellites

A study out of MIT shows the first proof of concept for a 3D printed electrospray rocket thruster, built to help nanosatellites navigate orbit. Not only is the new thruster…

Former Browns Running Back Restores Nearly 200-Year-Old Menorah with 3D Printing

From artwork and historic buildings to monuments and other priceless artifacts, technologies like 3D scanning and 3D printing are often called on to help restore and preserve touchstones of history….

3D Printed Antennas Improve RFID Tag Technology

Recent research shows a further convergence of 3D printing and antenna technology, as scientists from Barcelona explore a better way to improve radio frequency identification. With their findings released in…

BASF Subsidiary Sculpteo Rolls out Forward AM Materials & 3D Printing Platform

After BASF acquired Sculpteo at the end of last year, many in the industry have been curious as to how they would roll out their first project together. After ten…

China: 3D Printing Prototypes for Valveless Piezoelectric Pumps

Chinese researchers experiment with new pumps for flow delivery systems, 3D printing prototypes. Their study is detailed in full in the recently published ‘Improved design and experimental analysis of valveless…

Paul Ellis of Polymate3D is 3D Printing Speaker Drivers in Kit Form

I received my very first CD player as a birthday gift when I was in middle school; as it was the 90s, the system was a large, clunky boombox. As…

The Perfect Match? Using 3D Printing and LEGO for Better Prototyping

While 3D printing has become a force in on-demand product manufacturing and a catalyst for creating many different functional objects, the technology was created to allow engineers to create rapid…

Poland’s Emtel Uses 3DGence 3D Printers for Defibrillator Parts

The advantages of using 3D printing industrially are apparent around the globe. In the medical field, doctors are exploring ways to create necessary items like dentures, 3D printed implants, surgical…

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Reducing the cost of 3D printed prototypes with 3ERP

3D printing has given businesses the ability to create prototypes quickly and at a low price. Using a 3D printer, it is now simpler than ever to turn a digital…

Designer Creates Unique 3D Printed Homeware Collection for Cooper Hewitt Showcase

From cookie cutters, vases, and gardening collections to clothing hangers, lamps, and kitchenware, it seems that 3D printed homeware is all the rage these days. New York designer Joe Doucet,…

Airbus Helicopters Turns to German RepRap x400 3D Printer Again for 3D Printed Component

In order to validate the design of an important new component, while also saving on development costs, Airbus Helicopters is yet again turning to industrial 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap for…

Thesis Provides Proof of Concept for Using 3D Printing to Improve Design of Internal Pressure Relief Valve

Over the years, 3D printing has proven to be a pretty handy technology to have in one’s toolbox when it comes to making replacement and mechanical parts, like hand water pumps,…

3D Printed Fins Help Surfers Catch the Perfect Wave…and May Signal a Sports Industry Revolution

If you like 3D printing just as much as you enjoy riding those gnarly waves, you may remember when a research team from the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia…

Fighting Wildfires with the Sinterit Lisa 3D Printer

In December 2017, a fire started in California that would turn out to be the state’s largest wildfire. It raged for more than six months in Los Padres National Forest,…

Audi and the Stratasys J750 3D Printer Expedite Prototyping of Tail Lights

It was just over two years ago that Stratasys introduced the multi-color, multi-material J750 3D printer, which the company described as a machine that would “shake up the world.” It certainly…