3d printed prototypes

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…

CRP Technology, 3D Printing, and Windform Instrumental in the Design of the Parrot Bebop 2 Leisure Drone

As drones are becoming more common, they’re being built for a variety of purposes; delivery and relief and military operations are just a couple. Then there’s the leisure drone. The name makes it…

Fiber-Reinforced Nylon: 3D Hubs Releases Kevlar, Carbon & Fiberglass Materials for Strong Yet Affordable 3D Printing

If you enjoy 3D printing, chances are you’ve also gained quite an appreciation for the science—and wide range of choices—of materials that now accompany this technology. Most likely you began…

Super Strong 3D Models Delivered in as Little as 24 Hours: Check out the igus Printservice

If you are looking for strong materials that will be resistant to wear over the long term, a specialized filament from igus may be exactly what you should explore—and today…

From Ideation to Production: OtterBox Embraces Stratasys’ New J750 Multi-Material 3D Printer

In the future, I would prefer to continue to receive all major news surrounded by otters. This new revelation was brought to me this past week at OtterBox‘s Fort Collins,…

Multi-Color, Multi-Material Unprecedented Efficiency: Stratasys’ J750 Reinvents 3D Printing

“We’re at the beginning of something that’s going to shake up the world.” With these words from Stratasys‘ Chief Business Officer, Joshua Claman, the odyssey finally began. Called with other…

Case Study: German RepRap’s x1000 3D Printer Gets Automotive Parts to Market Faster than Ever

We’ve heard from numerous companies who rave about German RepRap. The company’s industrial 3D printers have been used for prototyping everything from computer mice to breast prostheses to helicopter windshield wipers, and…

Australian Charity Uses 3D Printed Molds to Create Monster Crayons, Benefiting Abused & Neglected Children

While we all hopefully agree that it’s important to work to offer whatever type of support possible to anyone going through an emotional or physical challenge, most have a true…

The Donghia Brownstone: Over 30 Replicas from Iconic Furniture Design Company Showcased in 3D Print

Angelo Donghia may have died in 1985 but the vision for his furniture studio lives on, undeniably, as their team today continues to create austere and classic pieces delivering us…