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3D Printing News Briefs: December 19, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: December 19, 2018

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, a maker has published a free 3D print management app in the Play Store, while Formlabs works to continue accelerating its growth in the Asia Pacific region. America Makes has announced the winners of two Directed Project Opportunities, and a chemist employed by Sinterit has won a prestigious award. Finally, […]

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, a maker has published a free 3D print management app in the Play Store, while Formlabs works to continue accelerating its growth in the Asia Pacific region. America Makes has announced the winners of two Directed Project...
Now Available: 3DPrint.com Brand 3D Printer Filament

Now Available: 3DPrint.com Brand 3D Printer Filament

3DPrint.com may have started out as simply a news site, and we always will primarily be a source for the news of the 3D printing industry, but we’ve become much more as well. We’ve offered online classes and webcasts, job boards, white papers and giveaways. We want to be a source for everything 3D printing, […]

3DPrint.com may have started out as simply a news site, and we always will primarily be a source for the news of the 3D printing industry, but we’ve become much more as well. We’ve offered online classes and webcasts, job boards, white papers and...
Blending PLA and PBS Creates a Better 3D Printer Filament

Blending PLA and PBS Creates a Better 3D Printer Filament

In a paper entitled “Preparation and Characterization of Poly(butylene succinate)/Polylactide Blends for Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing,” a group of researchers discusses how they developed a new type of biodegradable material with high strength and toughness to be used for FDM 3D printing. A series of poly(butylene succinate) (PBS)-based polymer materials was blended with PLA. […]

In a paper entitled “Preparation and Characterization of Poly(butylene succinate)/Polylactide Blends for Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printing,” a group of researchers discusses how they developed a new type of biodegradable material with high strength and...
Take That, Quagga Mussels: Student Turns an Invasive Species into 3D Printer Filament

Take That, Quagga Mussels: Student Turns an Invasive Species into 3D Printer Filament

The quagga mussel is an invasive species that has caused a great deal of trouble in the Great Lakes. It’s an aggressive creature, native to eastern Europe, that kills other species, breeds quickly, and messes up ecosystems. But Davidson College sophomore Lorena James has found a use for quagga mussels – 3D printing them. When […]

The quagga mussel is an invasive species that has caused a great deal of trouble in the Great Lakes. It’s an aggressive creature, native to eastern Europe, that kills other species, breeds quickly, and messes up ecosystems. But Davidson College sophomore Lorena...
3D Universe Introduces Skin Tone Filaments for 3D Printed Prosthetics

3D Universe Introduces Skin Tone Filaments for 3D Printed Prosthetics

e-NABLE has done wonderful things for people with missing limbs, particularly children, allowing them free access to prosthetic hands and arms that can even make them look like superheroes or princesses. 3D printing can be used to easily create prosthetics in bright, flashy colors, which kids tend to love. But what if you’re an adult […]

e-NABLE has done wonderful things for people with missing limbs, particularly children, allowing them free access to prosthetic hands and arms that can even make them look like superheroes or princesses. 3D printing can be used to easily create prosthetics in bright,...
Nanodiamond-Enhanced 3D Printer Filament Now on the Market

Nanodiamond-Enhanced 3D Printer Filament Now on the Market

Earlier this year, a partnership was announced between Tiamet 3D and Carbodeon, which would work together to develop the first nanodiamond-enhanced 3D printing filament. Known as uDiamond, the filament was patented by Carbodeon and is now available on the market. The nanodiamond-based PLA enables faster 3D printing and improves the mechanical durability of the prints. The […]

Earlier this year, a partnership was announced between Tiamet 3D and Carbodeon, which would work together to develop the first nanodiamond-enhanced 3D printing filament. Known as uDiamond, the filament was patented by Carbodeon and is now available on the market. The...
Natural Plant-Derived Resins Used to Make Antibacterial 3D Printing Filament

Natural Plant-Derived Resins Used to Make Antibacterial 3D Printing Filament

Hospital-acquired infections are a growing problem everywhere. The CDC calls them a “major, yet preventable threat to patient safety,” and the key to preventing them lies in keeping bacteria from spreading in a setting where bacteria is rampant. As 3D printing becomes more and more prevalent in the medical field, it is vital to make […]

Hospital-acquired infections are a growing problem everywhere. The CDC calls them a “major, yet preventable threat to patient safety,” and the key to preventing them lies in keeping bacteria from spreading in a setting where bacteria is rampant. As 3D...
Developer of Printoid App Introduces New App for Managing Your 3D Printing Filament Spools

Developer of Printoid App Introduces New App for Managing Your 3D Printing Filament Spools

Two years ago, Android software engineer and OctoPrint fan Anthony Stephan, who’s based out of France, developed an Android app for OctoPrint called Printoid that provides direct access to the OctoPrint server and has features such as video streaming and a 3D visualizer for G-code and STL files. Now, Stephan is back with a new project – RollingUp, […]

Two years ago, Android software engineer and OctoPrint fan Anthony Stephan, who’s based out of France, developed an Android app for OctoPrint called Printoid that provides direct access to the OctoPrint server and has features such as video streaming and a 3D...
GROWLAY 3D Printer Filament Allows You to Grow Plants, Mushrooms or Even Cheese

GROWLAY 3D Printer Filament Allows You to Grow Plants, Mushrooms or Even Cheese

If you grew up in the 1980s or ’90s, you’re likely familiar with Chia Pets, those terra cotta figures shaped like animals, cartoon characters or people’s heads. All you had to do was put moist chia seeds in the terra cotta’s grooves, and they would quickly sprout and give you a green fuzzy “pet.” Chia […]

If you grew up in the 1980s or ’90s, you’re likely familiar with Chia Pets, those terra cotta figures shaped like animals, cartoon characters or people’s heads. All you had to do was put moist chia seeds in the terra cotta’s grooves, and they...
MakerBot Relaunches Tough PLA 3D Printer Filament, with Additional Material Properties Data, in Three New Colors

MakerBot Relaunches Tough PLA 3D Printer Filament, with Additional Material Properties Data, in Three New Colors

In the fall of 2016, MakerBot introduced its Tough PLA filament for the first time. This strong, plastic material, which I heard about again more recently at MakerBot’s RAPID 2018 booth, mimicked many of the mechanical properties of ABS, but with the reliability and high quality one can expect from PLA. The company has now relaunched […]

In the fall of 2016, MakerBot introduced its Tough PLA filament for the first time. This strong, plastic material, which I heard about again more recently at MakerBot’s RAPID 2018 booth, mimicked many of the mechanical properties of ABS, but with the reliability...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 26, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: June 26, 2018

We have plenty of business, material, and 3D printer news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. 3D printing led to increased savings for GM over the last two years, which is now increasing its use of the technology as a result. ExOne is saying goodbye to one CEO and hello to […]

We have plenty of business, material, and 3D printer news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. 3D printing led to increased savings for GM over the last two years, which is now increasing its use of the technology as a result. ExOne is saying...
Win Free PLA From Industrial 3D in Our Latest 3D Printing Giveaway!

Win Free PLA From Industrial 3D in Our Latest 3D Printing Giveaway!

It’s that time again – time for a new giveaway! This year we’ve given away Amazon gift cards and lasers to turn your 3D printer into a laser cutter, and now we’re turning our attention to that one thing that a maker can never have enough of – filament. PLA filament, in particular. Industrial 3D […]

It’s that time again – time for a new giveaway! This year we’ve given away Amazon gift cards and lasers to turn your 3D printer into a laser cutter, and now we’re turning our attention to that one thing that a maker can never have enough of...
SABIC Introduces Three New 3D Printing Materials for High-Performance Applications

SABIC Introduces Three New 3D Printing Materials for High-Performance Applications

SABIC is known for its high-performance 3D printing materials, and with the introduction of several new materials this week, it has brought new ones to market three times in the last year. The global chemicals company introduced a wide range of new materials a year ago at RAPID + TCT 2017, then in November unveiled […]

SABIC is known for its high-performance 3D printing materials, and with the introduction of several new materials this week, it has brought new ones to market three times in the last year. The global chemicals company introduced a wide range of new materials a year...
3DXTECH Launches 3D Printing Filament Based on Arkema Kepstan PEKK at RAPID + TCT

3DXTECH Launches 3D Printing Filament Based on Arkema Kepstan PEKK at RAPID + TCT

The new PEKK filaments are designed for 3D printing of highly technical parts requiring extreme performance. Properties include resistance to high temperatures and harsh chemicals, and outstanding flame and smoke properties. Created to be printed on open-source filament-based 3D printers, Kepstan PEKK filament offers both ease of printability and the highest performance of any thermoplastic material […]

The new PEKK filaments are designed for 3D printing of highly technical parts requiring extreme performance. Properties include resistance to high temperatures and harsh chemicals, and outstanding flame and smoke properties. Created to be printed on open-source...
New 3D Printing Material Uses Cellulose for Sustainability and Quality

New 3D Printing Material Uses Cellulose for Sustainability and Quality

New 3D printing materials are being developed regularly, and they’re not being made solely from plastic or metal. Scientists are creating materials from all sorts of natural substances, from algae to coffee grounds, and a recent material being heavily studied for 3D printing is cellulose. Cellulose is the most abundant organic polymer on Earth, which makes […]

New 3D printing materials are being developed regularly, and they’re not being made solely from plastic or metal. Scientists are creating materials from all sorts of natural substances, from algae to coffee grounds, and a recent material being heavily studied...
Open, Safe, Priced to Compete: The Virtual Foundry’s Alternative to Costly Metal AM Systems

Open, Safe, Priced to Compete: The Virtual Foundry’s Alternative to Costly Metal AM Systems

The Virtual Foundry set out to make metal 3D printing realistic for everyone with an FDM printer. The dream comes true with Filamet, their line of sinterable FDM metal filaments. Open: The Virtual Foundry prides itself on developing these filaments within an open architecture model. Filamet delivers in printers from the most humble home versions […]

The Virtual Foundry set out to make metal 3D printing realistic for everyone with an FDM printer. The dream comes true with Filamet, their line of sinterable FDM metal filaments. Open: The Virtual Foundry prides itself on developing these filaments within an open...
3D Printing Business: Inside Fila-Mint

3D Printing Business: Inside Fila-Mint

Materials make the difference in 3D printing. A good print ultimately comes down to the a harmonious coming together of materials, hardware, and software. While much of the focus today is on advanced materials including metals and bioprintable living matter, polymers remain at the heart of additive manufacturing, comprising the largest materials segment and adaptable […]

Materials make the difference in 3D printing. A good print ultimately comes down to the a harmonious coming together of materials, hardware, and software. While much of the focus today is on advanced materials including metals and bioprintable living matter, polymers...
Guide to Selecting and Buying 3D Printing Filament in 2018

Guide to Selecting and Buying 3D Printing Filament in 2018

Your priority was likely finding the right 3D printer to match your requirements and budget. But what often gets less attention is the filament you feed through it. After all, plastic is just plastic, right? So it would make sense to just find something that’s cheapish and prints OK. This is how most people approach […]

Your priority was likely finding the right 3D printer to match your requirements and budget. But what often gets less attention is the filament you feed through it. After all, plastic is just plastic, right? So it would make sense to just find something that’s...
Simplify3D Releases Comprehensive Resource on Finding the Right 3D Printer Filament

Simplify3D Releases Comprehensive Resource on Finding the Right 3D Printer Filament

Choosing the right 3D printer is difficult enough, but if you decide on one with an open filament system, then you have decisions to make on materials as well. There’s a lot of freedom in being able to choose whatever material you want, but there’s also an overwhelming element about it, because there are a […]

Choosing the right 3D printer is difficult enough, but if you decide on one with an open filament system, then you have decisions to make on materials as well. There’s a lot of freedom in being able to choose whatever material you want, but there’s also an...
MatterHackers Rebrands Signature 3D Printing Filament and Lowers Prices

MatterHackers Rebrands Signature 3D Printing Filament and Lowers Prices

If you’re looking for a lot of options when shopping for 3D printer filament, it’s hard to find a retailer with more to offer than MatterHackers. The company is experienced with and sells a large variety of filaments from multiple major retailers, including Ultimaker, colorFabb, NinjaTek, and others, including specialty materials such as NylonX. It […]

If you’re looking for a lot of options when shopping for 3D printer filament, it’s hard to find a retailer with more to offer than MatterHackers. The company is experienced with and sells a large variety of filaments from multiple major retailers,...
Welcoming in New Filaments for 2018

Welcoming in New Filaments for 2018

As a 3D printer company, we at M3D rang in the New Year a little different this year. We may have popped a bottle (or two) of champagne, but the real celebration was held over the new filament we’ve created. Many don’t think of filaments when they think of M3D. Beyond just 3D printers, M3D […]

As a 3D printer company, we at M3D rang in the New Year a little different this year. We may have popped a bottle (or two) of champagne, but the real celebration was held over the new filament we’ve created. Many don’t think of filaments when they think of M3D. Beyond...
Filamentive’s New bioPC 3D Printer Filament Offers Safety, Performance and Printability

Filamentive’s New bioPC 3D Printer Filament Offers Safety, Performance and Printability

The presence of PA 12, Nylon and ULTEM in the top 10 most used materials section of the latest 3DHubs trends report clearly demonstrates a growing demand for high performance, engineering materials in FDM 3D printing. Polycarbonate (PC) filament is already established in the 3D printing market, due to it being strong, durable, and tough. […]

The presence of PA 12, Nylon and ULTEM in the top 10 most used materials section of the latest 3DHubs trends report clearly demonstrates a growing demand for high performance, engineering materials in FDM 3D printing. Polycarbonate (PC) filament is already established...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 27, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 27, 2017

Congratulations, we’ve all made it to Friday somehow! To celebrate, take a look at all of today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, compiled just for you in one article. The University of Miami just dedicated a new 3D printing lab, while a Virginia Tech professor has received a National Science Foundation grant to study nanoprinting. There […]

Congratulations, we’ve all made it to Friday somehow! To celebrate, take a look at all of today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, compiled just for you in one article. The University of Miami just dedicated a new 3D printing lab, while a Virginia Tech professor...
Fishy Filaments Hooks Investors, Moves Forward with Recycled 3D Printer Filament from Fishing Nets

Fishy Filaments Hooks Investors, Moves Forward with Recycled 3D Printer Filament from Fishing Nets

A good crowdfunding success story is a wonderful thing, especially when that success impacts more than just the business itself. Fishy Filaments was founded with a noble goal in mind – to save marine life by converting used fishing nets into 3D printer filament. The startup launched a crowdfunding campaign earlier this year to raise […]

A good crowdfunding success story is a wonderful thing, especially when that success impacts more than just the business itself. Fishy Filaments was founded with a noble goal in mind – to save marine life by converting used fishing nets into 3D printer filament....
Protect 3D Printer Filament From Moisture Damage with Polymaker’s PolyBox

Protect 3D Printer Filament From Moisture Damage with Polymaker’s PolyBox

There are a lot of things that can cause a print job to go wrong, but one of the most common issues is moisture getting into filament. PLA in particular is notorious for soaking up moisture from the air and becoming disastrous to print, which is why every time you buy a spool it comes […]

There are a lot of things that can cause a print job to go wrong, but one of the most common issues is moisture getting into filament. PLA in particular is notorious for soaking up moisture from the air and becoming disastrous to print, which is why every time you buy...
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