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

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, transmissions, gears, and valves. For his Master’s of Science thesis this year, titled “3D printed relief valve analysis and validation,” John Anthony Dutcher, III, a […]

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, transmissions, gears, and valves. For his Master’s of Science thesis this year,...
3D Printed Fins Help Surfers Catch the Perfect Wave…and May Signal a Sports Industry Revolution

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 started 3D printing surfboard fins specifically tailored to the needs of the individual surfer two years ago. This research has continued, and a multidisciplinary team of […]

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 started 3D printing surfboard fins specifically tailored to the needs of the individual surfer two...
Fighting Wildfires with the Sinterit Lisa 3D Printer

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, until officials finally announced that it had been extinguished. That fire was just the beginning, though – in dry states like California, fire season officially […]

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, until officials finally announced that it had been extinguished. That fire was just the...
Audi and the Stratasys J750 3D Printer Expedite Prototyping of Tail Lights

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 has shaken up the 3D printing industry, bringing new possibilities to everything from art to eyewear to medical models and more. Now the J750 is […]

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 has shaken up the 3D printing industry, bringing new...
NoiseAware Makes Some Noise (But Not Too Much) About Ultimaker 3D Printers

NoiseAware Makes Some Noise (But Not Too Much) About Ultimaker 3D Printers

By a certain age, many people have likely either had the police called on them for making too much noise on their properties, or called the police themselves to report their neighbors. It’s especially a hazard in apartments and other rental situations. It’s often an innocent issue – people are simply having too much fun […]

By a certain age, many people have likely either had the police called on them for making too much noise on their properties, or called the police themselves to report their neighbors. It’s especially a hazard in apartments and other rental situations....
egf Manufaktur Turns to 3D Printing for Customer-Facing Ring Customization

egf Manufaktur Turns to 3D Printing for Customer-Facing Ring Customization

One feature that 3D printing offers, of particular interest to the world of retail, is a level of customization. One area where this is particularly visible is jewelry – from bracelets, earrings, and necklaces to rings, both engagement and wedding included, desktop 3D printing allows people to make truly unique pieces. Recently, jewelry retailers and brands have been recognizing the […]

One feature that 3D printing offers, of particular interest to the world of retail, is a level of customization. One area where this is particularly visible is jewelry – from bracelets, earrings, and necklaces to rings, both engagement and wedding included,...
BigRep and Polymertal Take 3D Printing Hybrid Approach to Automotive Prototyping

BigRep and Polymertal Take 3D Printing Hybrid Approach to Automotive Prototyping

3D printing is affecting nearly every industry in some way, but one industry it’s having a major impact on is the automotive one. While the applications may not all be as flashy as 3D printed cars, they’re still affecting the industry in important ways. Automotive manufacturers are saving time, money and resources by using 3D […]

3D printing is affecting nearly every industry in some way, but one industry it’s having a major impact on is the automotive one. While the applications may not all be as flashy as 3D printed cars, they’re still affecting the industry in important ways....
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...
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