3D printed prototyping

Markforged Metal 3D Printing Replaces Obsolete Part for Legacy Race Car

Founded in 2013 by Greg Mark, Massachusetts-headquartered Markforged quickly became a powerful presence in the 3D printing industry, first with carbon fiber reinforced 3D printing and then developing a novel…

3D Printed Syringe Bracket Reduces Chances for Bacterial Contamination

If you have ever experienced a major illness or serious injury, most likely you were extremely thankful for the medical professionals who helped you get your life back; however, it…

3D Printed BumpMarker Allows for Easier Inventory Management and Tracking

In a paper entitled “BumpMarker: a 3D-printed tangible marker for simultaneous tagging, tracking, and weight measurement,” a pair of researchers introduces a device they invented that tags, tracks and weighs…

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…

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…

BigRep Combines Creativity and Functionality with 3D Printed Wheel Rims

Automotive 3D printing is not new to BigRep, but recently the company got creative with the technology to demonstrate that industrial, functional 3D printing and artistic design are not mutually…

Hyundai Mobis Opens New Design Model Workshop to Prototype 3D Printed Parts for Cars

Based in South Korea, Hyundai Mobis has been an automotive parts manufacturer and supplier for more than 40 years. A future-thinking company, Hyundai Mobis has just become the first automotive…

Volvo CE Adopts 3D Printing for Spare Parts and Prototyping

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is one of the largest companies in the construction equipment industry, with more than 14,000 employees worldwide. The company’s values center around sustainability and innovation,…

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…

Rapid Prototyping with 3D Printing Leads to Breakthrough Hearing Aid

Hearing aids have come a long way since the ear trumpet was introduced in the 17th century, with the development of the first electronic hearing aids in the late 19th…

SSC Atlantic Uses 3D Printing for a Little Bit of Everything

3D printing has become a strong presence within the US military, particularly in the Navy, where 3D printers are being used aboard ships. The Navy has 3D printed everything from…

3D Printing Saves Time and Money in Urban Farming Product Design and Prototyping

3D printing technology has been used in the agriculture industry in various applications, to help create small-scale organic farms in developing countries, make cost-effective tools and plant crops, and set up…

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…

World’s Top Producer of Lacrosse Helmets Turns to 3D Printing to Improve Prototyping Capabilities

I didn’t play any full-contact sports in school, like football or rugby, but I still came home with my fair share of minor injuries from marching band practices and competitions…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Just Turn the Dial: 3D Printed THERO Offers Digital Security

It’s sort of fascinating to think back to the days when without question we just answered the phone (the yellow one hanging on the wall), usually with high hopes that…

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,…

3D Printing Enhances Lightweighting & Personalization in Automotive Manufacture as Ford Pilots Stratasys’ Infinite Build 3D Printer

Automotive and aerospace are two industries that are significantly benefiting from 3D printing technologies, and it was in fact with these two applications in mind that Stratasys announced the development…

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EnvisionTEC Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary and Looks Forward to a Broadening Impact Through 3D Printing

This year, EnvisionTEC celebrates its 15-year anniversary, and it’s been a good stretch for the company, which has developed and released more than 40 3D printers based on six major technology…

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…