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Earwig Wings Inspire Researchers to 3D Print Multimaterial, Self-Folding Origami Elements

Earwig Wings Inspire Researchers to 3D Print Multimaterial, Self-Folding Origami Elements

Many scientists have been inspired by wings, be they bat, bird, or butterfly, in their 3D printing research projects. A team of researchers from ETH Zurich and Purdue University have taken their inspiration from the wing structure of an earwig, a strange-looking creature with a fascinating wingspan. An open earwig wing can expand 10 times […]

Many scientists have been inspired by wings, be they bat, bird, or butterfly, in their 3D printing research projects. A team of researchers from ETH Zurich and Purdue University have taken their inspiration from the wing structure of an earwig, a strange-looking...
Additive Free-Form Casting Process Combines the Advantages of 3D Printing and Injection Molding

Additive Free-Form Casting Process Combines the Advantages of 3D Printing and Injection Molding

We’ve seen all sorts of 3D printing innovations coming from the many institutes of Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization, from large-scale SLM 3D printing and a real-time autonomous 3D scanning system to a powder jet that solves issues with laser metal deposition printing. The latest comes from the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Engineering and […]

We’ve seen all sorts of 3D printing innovations coming from the many institutes of Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization, from large-scale SLM 3D printing and a real-time autonomous 3D scanning system to a powder jet that solves...
Beer Bottles Get a Makeover with Help from 3D Printing

Beer Bottles Get a Makeover with Help from 3D Printing

You may have experienced this before – you go to a bar, or a store, and pick up a bottle of your favorite beer or other drink, and notice that the label or packaging, or even the bottle itself, is different than it was before. “Huh, neat,” you comment, then go about your business of […]

You may have experienced this before – you go to a bar, or a store, and pick up a bottle of your favorite beer or other drink, and notice that the label or packaging, or even the bottle itself, is different than it was before. “Huh, neat,” you...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 6, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 6, 2018

We’re jumping right into business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new study and a grant announcement. Roboze signed a distribution agreement with a new reseller in France, and Additive Industries is moving into a new factory that’s got a lot more space than its current facility. Sculpteo is partnering with […]

We’re jumping right into business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new study and a grant announcement. Roboze signed a distribution agreement with a new reseller in France, and Additive Industries is moving into a new factory...
Carbon & LUNAR Design Collaborate on 3D Printed Intraosseous Infusion Device

Carbon & LUNAR Design Collaborate on 3D Printed Intraosseous Infusion Device

After making a spectacular arrival onto the scene with their CLIP technology in 2015, Carbon is one of those super high-tech companies that has been relegated to the upper echelons of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Their R&D efforts, technology, and products revolve around the harnessing of light for 3D printing—evidenced with innovations such as […]

After making a spectacular arrival onto the scene with their CLIP technology in 2015, Carbon is one of those super high-tech companies that has been relegated to the upper echelons of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Their R&D efforts, technology, and...
Keter Plastics Relies on 3D Printing with BigRep One for Streamlined Design

Keter Plastics Relies on 3D Printing with BigRep One for Streamlined Design

For many designers and engineers today, the use of 3D printing has gone far beyond exploring and experimenting while creating new objects. It has now become a technology that leading companies such as Keter rely on. Famous for their plastic outdoor storage designs, Keter Plastics is part of Keter Group, which was founded over sixty […]

For many designers and engineers today, the use of 3D printing has gone far beyond exploring and experimenting while creating new objects. It has now become a technology that leading companies such as Keter rely on. Famous for their plastic outdoor storage designs,...
Etsy Shop Offers Custom 3D Printed LEGO Jewelry to Accessorize Your Every Mood

Etsy Shop Offers Custom 3D Printed LEGO Jewelry to Accessorize Your Every Mood

Christmas is right around the corner, which mean it’s high time to start buying all of your gifts…unless you’re one of those people who doesn’t procrastinate and already has all of their gifts wrapped and stashed neatly away in the closet. Sadly, I am not one of those people, which means my Christmas shopping will […]

Christmas is right around the corner, which mean it’s high time to start buying all of your gifts…unless you’re one of those people who doesn’t procrastinate and already has all of their gifts wrapped and stashed neatly away in the closet....
The Bloodhound Reaches New Speeds with Help from 3D Printing

The Bloodhound Reaches New Speeds with Help from 3D Printing

You might think that the person shooting past you on the freeway is going absurdly fast, but they’re crawling in comparison to the speed the Bloodhound will eventually be going. The Bloodhound Project has two main goals: to break the sound barrier, and to become the first land vehicle to travel at 1,000 mph. To […]

You might think that the person shooting past you on the freeway is going absurdly fast, but they’re crawling in comparison to the speed the Bloodhound will eventually be going. The Bloodhound Project has two main goals: to break the sound barrier, and to become...
Frog Design Team Aims to Make Pelvic Exam More Tolerable, 3D Prints Speculums

Frog Design Team Aims to Make Pelvic Exam More Tolerable, 3D Prints Speculums

We all have our challenges in life, along with our likes and dislikes, but most women can agree on sharing a common cringing dread for that annual visit to the gynecologist. It is a yearly appointment we all must get through for the sake of our health, teeth gritted, waiting for it to be over […]

We all have our challenges in life, along with our likes and dislikes, but most women can agree on sharing a common cringing dread for that annual visit to the gynecologist. It is a yearly appointment we all must get through for the sake of our health, teeth gritted,...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 6, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 6, 2017

Happy Friday! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with a little business news, and then move on to filaments and 3D printers. Precision ADM has received an important ISO certification, and German RepRap is now selling DuPont filaments. Cimquest will now be offering HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers, while SLM Solutions […]

Happy Friday! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with a little business news, and then move on to filaments and 3D printers. Precision ADM has received an important ISO certification, and German RepRap is now selling DuPont filaments....
McLaren Uses 3D Printing and Materials Found in F1 Race Cars to Create Bespoke Medical Breastplate

McLaren Uses 3D Printing and Materials Found in F1 Race Cars to Create Bespoke Medical Breastplate

Technology company McLaren Technology Group is made up of three divisions: McLaren Racing, McLaren Automotive and McLaren Applied Technologies. 3D printing is a major technology used by the company; a partnership with Stratasys has seen McLaren’s Formula 1 team driving cars made with several 3D printed parts. When one of those drivers had surgery that left his rib […]

Technology company McLaren Technology Group is made up of three divisions: McLaren Racing, McLaren Automotive and McLaren Applied Technologies. 3D printing is a major technology used by the company; a partnership with Stratasys has seen McLaren’s Formula 1 team...
Keeping Baby Tortoises Safe with 3D Printing: Update on 3D Printed 'Techno-Tortoise' Shells

Keeping Baby Tortoises Safe with 3D Printing: Update on 3D Printed 'Techno-Tortoise' Shells

You may remember, from last fall, seeing a 3D printable birdhouse that was resistant to predators, thanks to its durable, double-shell design and high entrance to keep chicks inside. There have been several other instances where 3D printing technology has been put to good use keeping our animal friends safe, such as creating decoys like 3D […]

You may remember, from last fall, seeing a 3D printable birdhouse that was resistant to predators, thanks to its durable, double-shell design and high entrance to keep chicks inside. There have been several other instances where 3D printing technology has been put to...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2017

We’ve got a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by new 3D beta software, 3D printing materials work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a limited edition 3D printed shoe. 3D printing startup mything has secured €2.1 million in funding, while Desktop Metal announces a US supplier for its metal 3D […]

We’ve got a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by new 3D beta software, 3D printing materials work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a limited edition 3D printed shoe. 3D printing startup mything has secured €2.1 million...
Making Stronger Protective Gear: Researchers Replicate Biological Structure of Lobster Claws Using Electric-Assisted 3D Printing Process

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 brains of deceased NFL players that had been donated for scientific research. Multiple hits to the head are common for those who play contact sports, […]

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 brains of deceased NFL players that had been donated for...
Japan: id.arts Releases 3D Printed Kitchen Simulation Models

Japan: id.arts Releases 3D Printed Kitchen Simulation Models

Japan-headquartered id.arts focuses on helping others design major projects. Their latest innovations involve the use of 3D printing to simulate the building of a kitchen, and you don’t have to be a contractor or architect to find this innovative work completely fascinating in miniature. And while we have followed news from many different companies using […]

Japan-headquartered id.arts focuses on helping others design major projects. Their latest innovations involve the use of 3D printing to simulate the building of a kitchen, and you don’t have to be a contractor or architect to find this innovative work completely...
Designers Present Unique 3D Printed Solutions to Major and Minor Crises at Polish Design Festival

Designers Present Unique 3D Printed Solutions to Major and Minor Crises at Polish Design Festival

If you run into a crisis situation, the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park (PPNT for its Polish name, Pomorski Park Naukowo Technologiczny) wants you to turn to 3D printing technology to find a solution. The mission of PPNT, located in the city of Gdynia on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea, is to develop a […]

If you run into a crisis situation, the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park (PPNT for its Polish name, Pomorski Park Naukowo Technologiczny) wants you to turn to 3D printing technology to find a solution. The mission of PPNT, located in the city of Gdynia on the...
Polish Designer Uses Sinterit Lisa 3D Printer to Make Exoskeleton Arms for Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Polish Designer Uses Sinterit Lisa 3D Printer to Make Exoskeleton Arms for Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

I’ve heard it said that a kid’s main job is just to be a kid – go play, and enjoy the time before adult problems start crowding in. However, I imagine it’s pretty tough to just be a kid when you have a genetic neuromuscular disease like Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), which means that you […]

I’ve heard it said that a kid’s main job is just to be a kid – go play, and enjoy the time before adult problems start crowding in. However, I imagine it’s pretty tough to just be a kid when you have a genetic neuromuscular disease like Spinal...
PHYTEC 3D Prints PCB Prototypes in One Day with Nano Dimension's DragonFly 2020 3D Printer

PHYTEC 3D Prints PCB Prototypes in One Day with Nano Dimension's DragonFly 2020 3D Printer

As beta testing recruitment for the Nano Dimension’s DragonFly 2020 3D printer ended recently, we gained some insight into a few of the companies that have been working with Nano Dimension, and what variety of applications they would find it useful for in making electronic boards. As one of the beta testing companies, and third […]

As beta testing recruitment for the Nano Dimension’s DragonFly 2020 3D printer ended recently, we gained some insight into a few of the companies that have been working with Nano Dimension, and what variety of applications they would find it useful for in making...
CP Glass Turns to 3D Printing to Expand Their Glass Packaging Designs

CP Glass Turns to 3D Printing to Expand Their Glass Packaging Designs

3D printing has such a long reach in industry today that it is impossible to predict what will happen next. All you can do is sit back and enjoy the ride—and marvel at the changes that are being made, as well as the impacts that will continue for decades. Now, CP Glass S.A. (a subsidiary […]

3D printing has such a long reach in industry today that it is impossible to predict what will happen next. All you can do is sit back and enjoy the ride—and marvel at the changes that are being made, as well as the impacts that will continue for decades. Now, CP...
3D Printing News Briefs: July 18, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: July 18, 2017

We’re diving headfirst into some 3D printing legal and business news for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to an additive manufacturing competition and a new additive manufacturing company, a new hybrid material, and a 3D printed solution to help you beat the summer heat. Shapeways has filed formal comments in the […]

We’re diving headfirst into some 3D printing legal and business news for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to an additive manufacturing competition and a new additive manufacturing company, a new hybrid material, and a 3D printed solution...
A Clean Bath From the University of Bath: 3D Printing the Newest Water Purification System

A Clean Bath From the University of Bath: 3D Printing the Newest Water Purification System

This year, I received a compost tumbler for my birthday. Perhaps that seems to you like an odd birthday present, but I was thrilled, because now I can turn my kitchen scraps into lovely organic fertilizer to make my garden soil healthy and help me grow more food (and more kitchen scraps, ultimately). It’s pretty […]

This year, I received a compost tumbler for my birthday. Perhaps that seems to you like an odd birthday present, but I was thrilled, because now I can turn my kitchen scraps into lovely organic fertilizer to make my garden soil healthy and help me grow more food (and...
Stratasys 3D Printing Saves "Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars" in Development of First Electric Passenger Plane

Stratasys 3D Printing Saves "Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars" in Development of First Electric Passenger Plane

They’re often referred to as “puddle-jumpers” – the small commuter aircraft that transport people to relatively nearby destinations a few hundred miles away, as opposed to the big jet airliners that travel across the country or to international locations. I’ve never particularly liked them, as they tend to be cramped, and every bit of turbulence […]

They’re often referred to as “puddle-jumpers” – the small commuter aircraft that transport people to relatively nearby destinations a few hundred miles away, as opposed to the big jet airliners that travel across the country or to international...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 24, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 24, 2017

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we have some more partnership announcements in what has become a partnership-heavy week, as well as a couple of 3D printed devices that have received FDA clearance. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore has partnered with PTT Global Chemical for the development of advanced 3D printing materials for […]

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we have some more partnership announcements in what has become a partnership-heavy week, as well as a couple of 3D printed devices that have received FDA clearance. Nanyang Technological University,...
Elevator 3D Printing Ideal for R&D Tax Credits

Elevator 3D Printing Ideal for R&D Tax Credits

Elevators are essential for accessing a building. Other components, such as air conditioning, are important but not essential for basic use of the building. Without elevators, many workers cannot physically get to their offices. Elevator manufacturers are seeing more and more usage of 3D printing within their industries. Companies like the Otis Elevator Company and […]

Elevators are essential for accessing a building. Other components, such as air conditioning, are important but not essential for basic use of the building. Without elevators, many workers cannot physically get to their offices. Elevator manufacturers are seeing more...
Case Study: 3D Printing and WINDFORM Aid in the Design of Motorcycle Components

Case Study: 3D Printing and WINDFORM Aid in the Design of Motorcycle Components

The world of motorcycle racing is a flashy and exciting one, but there’s a lot of work that happens behind the scenes before a bike can ever get onto the track. CRP Technology recently worked on a bike for a Moto3 customer that required a new front air inlet. Testing had shown that increasing airflow to […]

The world of motorcycle racing is a flashy and exciting one, but there’s a lot of work that happens behind the scenes before a bike can ever get onto the track. CRP Technology recently worked on a bike for a Moto3 customer that required a new front air inlet....
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