3d printed prototypes

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…

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…

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…

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…

Through Teamwork and Trial and Error, Pete the Parrot Gets a 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

We’ve seen many amazing stories of 3D printing technology helping injured birds, from 3D printed beaks and feet to orthotic boots, leg braces, and prosthetic legs. A 34-year-old Mealy Amazon parrot named Pete was the…

NIDEK Technologies Achieves Clear Vision with Help from a Stratasys 3D Printer

NIDEK Corporation is a multinational company with offices in Japan, the US, Brazil, China, Singapore, and France. Its single research and development branch, NIDEK Technologies, is located in Padova, Italy, where…

Sound Designer Develops 3D Printed Modular Synthesizer: All Open Source, Open Hardware

Musician and sound designer José Luis González Castro has a lot of experience with video game sound effects and creation, which paved the way for his current project. Castro is working to…

Proto Labs Adds PolyJet Technology to Industrial 3D Printing Service

Rapid prototyping and low-volume production facility Proto Labs, located in Minnesota, recently won its third straight Frost & Sullivan 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Award, which was a high point as founder…

3D Printer Put to Work in Developing Cancer-Measuring Transducer

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2017 alone, an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the US, and I’m guessing that number is pretty high for…

How MakerBot Helped Design the Space Telescope of the Future

How often do you stop to think about the number and variety of objects that are floating around out in space? Not just the natural celestial objects and the rocks,…

Clearing Up Some Misconceptions About 3D Printing

If you’ve spent a long time working with 3D printing, whether at a hobbyist or professional level, you may tend to forget that there are still many people who don’t…

McDonald’s Introduces Five Variations on the Shamrock Shake, and One Crazy New STRAW Reimagined with 3D Printing

It may be only the middle of February, but signs of spring are beginning to show themselves. I noticed a few daylily shoots poking out of the ground yesterday, the…

BP to Study Effect of 3D Printing on Supply Chains and Oil Industry

Among the many benefits 3D printing offers, we’ve seen multiple ways in which it impacts the environment, mostly on a positive level. It opens up new avenues for recycling, allows for…

FATHOM Prototypes New Tech for Mercedes-Benz and Lands a Feature on CNET’s “On Cars”

The holidays, which are ideally supposed to be a time of rest and relaxation, can paradoxically be a stressful time for many people. Perhaps some of the most stressed-out people…

Custom Prototypes Turns Cartoon Image into 3D Printed Figurine, Brings a Smile to Disabled Girl’s Face for Christmas

Christmas is over – the delicious decorated cookies are (almost) gone, the tags have been removed from your new clothes, and you’re completely out of Scotch tape and tissue paper. When…

Burton Snowboards Uses 3D Printing to Solve Longtime Snowboarding Conundrum

On the first official day of winter, it’s time to talk about winter sports! My favorite winter sport, personally, is doing squats in front of the Netflix, but I admire…

Sculpteo Focuses on the Factory of the Future & Lean Hardware

Aside from the advent of ‘smart’ technologies saturating our world, from phones to appliances and robotics, it seems that today we know a lot more about how to do pretty…

Rapid Prototyping: EMS 3D Prints Sprinkler Nozzle and Deflector Designs for K-Rain

The sky’s the limit when it comes to 3D printing prototypes and the many industries to which it can lend a helping hand. From ventilation systems to parking sensors, rapid…

WhiteClouds Goes for the Gold, Using 3D Printing to Perfect Design for the Gold Claw

The Gold Rush may have ended more than a century ago, but one technique commonly used by the prospectors of the 1800s is still around today – albeit more as…

An Engineer’s Best Friend? Stratasys 3D Printers Run Around the Clock at De Beers Technologies

Diamonds offer many meanings around the world, most of them emotional. While realistically they are pricey jewels that represent a financial investment, they also say to those glancing at the…

Bangalore: Stratnel Digs Deep to Provide Engineers with Streamlined Prototyping & 3D Printing Solutions

It’s one thing to consider how prevalent 3D printing has become in your own learning institution, city, state, and country, but when you think about the fact that the technology…

Monitor Your Dental Health with Prophix, and It Might Just Keep the Dentist Away

Way back when, I worked at NYU’s College of Dentistry, where one of my many duties was filming oral surgeries. It was a bloody business. And while I used to…

BEDDI Will Wake You Up and Get You Going, Seen at CE Week

Let’s face it, modern air travel is a drag. Sure it’s nice to fly up in the clouds, but the recycled air, crying babies, subpar food and unfriendly TSA agents are…

Getting Those Parts Oriented: Made for Me Releases The Ultimate Guide to ABS 3D Printing

These days it’s easy enough to unpack that new 3D printer and set off to work with your starter pack of filament, design files ready to go and models on…