3d printing

Honeycomb structures: from infill to bicycle tires

Honeycomb structures: from infill to bicycle tires

Although famously known for producing honey, bees are also master wax producers and beekeepers like me will (given the chance) wax lyrical about how ingenious these tiny engineers are in creating their homes. Each waxy cell is a perfect hexagon and it is this repeating pattern of six-sided figures that is seen in a cross-section […]

Although famously known for producing honey, bees are also master wax producers and beekeepers like me will (given the chance) wax lyrical about how ingenious these tiny engineers are in creating their homes. Each waxy cell is a perfect hexagon and it is this...
3DPrint.com Interviews CRP Group CEO Franco Cevolini

3DPrint.com Interviews CRP Group CEO Franco Cevolini

The CRP Group is a large 3D printing service bureau in Modena Italy. The company was started in 1970 by Roberto Cevolini to make Formula 1 gearboxes and frames. In 1996 Roberto’s son Franco Cevolini decides to, only a few years after it was invented, look into 3D printing for racing and automotive. Specializing in […]

The CRP Group is a large 3D printing service bureau in Modena Italy. The company was started in 1970 by Roberto Cevolini to make Formula 1 gearboxes and frames. In 1996 Roberto’s son Franco Cevolini decides to, only a few years after it was invented, look into...
High-End Restaurant in the Netherlands Adding 3D Printed Food to the Menu

High-End Restaurant in the Netherlands Adding 3D Printed Food to the Menu

Chocolate ganache, hazelnut celery, fruit caviar and goat cheese are all dishes likely to be found on the menus at high-end restaurants, as will be the case for Dutch chef Jan Smink and his new restaurant opening in September 2018 in Wolvega. However, there’s a catch – the food is 3D printed. Guests will have […]

Chocolate ganache, hazelnut celery, fruit caviar and goat cheese are all dishes likely to be found on the menus at high-end restaurants, as will be the case for Dutch chef Jan Smink and his new restaurant opening in September 2018 in Wolvega. However, there’s a...
Hackrod Turns to Equity Crowdfunding for VR-Designed, AI-Engineered Custom 3D Printed Cars

Hackrod Turns to Equity Crowdfunding for VR-Designed, AI-Engineered Custom 3D Printed Cars

Traditional and inefficient manufacturing processes in the automotive industry are giving way to digital design techniques and advanced manufacturing methods like 3D printing. In an ongoing partnership with Autodesk, Los Angeles-based startup company Hackrod has taken on a major challenge to transform the way automobiles are designed and manufactured. According to their website, the company aims to […]

Traditional and inefficient manufacturing processes in the automotive industry are giving way to digital design techniques and advanced manufacturing methods like 3D printing. In an ongoing partnership with Autodesk, Los Angeles-based startup company Hackrod has taken...
Florida Man Receives New 3D Printed Hands From e-NABLE

Florida Man Receives New 3D Printed Hands From e-NABLE

  A team of doctors and 3D printing enthusiasts in St. Petersburg, FL recently helped 61 year old Francisco Piedra receive a new set of 3D printed prosthetic hands after a complication during heart surgery required amputating his hands and legs below the knee. In the spring of 2016, Piedra was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis, a […]

  A team of doctors and 3D printing enthusiasts in St. Petersburg, FL recently helped 61 year old Francisco Piedra receive a new set of 3D printed prosthetic hands after a complication during heart surgery required amputating his hands and legs below the knee. In the...
Bottletop and Ai Build Use Sustainable Materials to 3D Print Store Interior

Bottletop and Ai Build Use Sustainable Materials to 3D Print Store Interior

Holiday shoppers near 84 Regent Street in London should be on the lookout for Bottletop, the world’s first store with a 3D printed interior created by KUKA robots using sustainable materials. In partnership with Ai Build and Krause Architects, the store will showcase how innovators are using 3D printing to re-imagine the future of zero […]

Holiday shoppers near 84 Regent Street in London should be on the lookout for Bottletop, the world’s first store with a 3D printed interior created by KUKA robots using sustainable materials. In partnership with Ai Build and Krause Architects, the store will...
University of Michigan Provides Updates on Algorithm to Speed Up 3D Printing

University of Michigan Provides Updates on Algorithm to Speed Up 3D Printing

You might remember reading an article recently about an algorithm developed at the University of Michigan’s Smart and Sustainable Automation Lab (S2A) that would allow desktop 3D printers to double their speed. The technology uses Filtered B-Spline (FBS) algorithms to adjust control of the printer and mitigate unwanted vibrations as the printer speeds up. A video demonstration was released on November 1st […]

You might remember reading an article recently about an algorithm developed at the University of Michigan’s Smart and Sustainable Automation Lab (S2A) that would allow desktop 3D printers to double their speed. The technology uses Filtered B-Spline (FBS)...
Fovia Releases Versatile F.A.S.T. Cloud Development

Fovia Releases Versatile F.A.S.T. Cloud Development

Fovia, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based visualization company, recently announced the launch of F.A.S.T. Cloud Development, a major addition to their XStream HDVR Software Development Kit (SDK) Suite. Fovia is a world leader in advanced visualization and is known for developing High Definition Volume Rendering (HDVR) and XStream HDVR, which is typically used by OEMs and researchers from qualified universities. HDVR is a CPU-based, advanced visualization […]

Fovia, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based visualization company, recently announced the launch of F.A.S.T. Cloud Development, a major addition to their XStream HDVR Software Development Kit (SDK) Suite. Fovia is a world leader in advanced visualization and is known for...
3D Printing: A Tool in the Toolbox for Makers and Educators

3D Printing: A Tool in the Toolbox for Makers and Educators

Early adopters in the 3D printing industry were often faced with a number of obstacles that made it difficult to sell their machines. There was (and still is) a general lack of education among schools and the existing workforce. Schools that purchased 3D printers early on quickly learned the frustration of getting parts to stick […]

Early adopters in the 3D printing industry were often faced with a number of obstacles that made it difficult to sell their machines. There was (and still is) a general lack of education among schools and the existing workforce. Schools that purchased 3D printers...
3D Printed Replacement Gear Lasts Welder Seven Months

3D Printed Replacement Gear Lasts Welder Seven Months

It’s been widely agreed upon since the early 1980s that the direct value of 3D printing is found in rapid prototyping. 3D printing prototypes helps companies speed up product development cycles by taking advantage of inexpensive, fast, and often complex design iterations. In an increasingly competitive free market, companies are discovering new ways to use […]

It’s been widely agreed upon since the early 1980s that the direct value of 3D printing is found in rapid prototyping. 3D printing prototypes helps companies speed up product development cycles by taking advantage of inexpensive, fast, and often complex design...
ANSYS Releases Discovery Live for Real-Time 3D Simulation

ANSYS Releases Discovery Live for Real-Time 3D Simulation

Engineers and Designers: “I want it all and I want it now!” ANSYS’ response: “No problem.” Yesterday, ANSYS launched a one-of-a-kind simulation tool, coined ANSYS Discovery Live. For the first time, engineers and designers can modify and visualize simulation results in real-time (teaser video below).   Discovery Live changes the game for design and simulation. A typical […]

Engineers and Designers: “I want it all and I want it now!” ANSYS’ response: “No problem.” Yesterday, ANSYS launched a one-of-a-kind simulation tool, coined ANSYS Discovery Live. For the first time, engineers and designers can modify and...
How University of Florida Researchers are Using 3D Printing and Digital Fossils to Improve Education

How University of Florida Researchers are Using 3D Printing and Digital Fossils to Improve Education

A recently conducted case study on the effectiveness of utilizing 3D printing technology to teach intricate subjects within science to young students showcases what researchers from the University of Florida have been working on in a National Science Foundation-funded program called iDigFossils that offers curriculum on intricate subjects such as evolution and climate change through the […]

A recently conducted case study on the effectiveness of utilizing 3D printing technology to teach intricate subjects within science to young students showcases what researchers from the University of Florida have been working on in a National Science Foundation-funded...
3D Scanner Buying Guide 2017

3D Scanner Buying Guide 2017

3D scanning is no simple trick. I know it; I designed a full-body 3D scanning system for iMakr’s New York store in 2014, and though it wasn’t my first foray into 3D printing, it led to many other opportunities. I detailed my system in an Instructable, which was very popular, I’m sure in large part […]

3D scanning is no simple trick. I know it; I designed a full-body 3D scanning system for iMakr’s New York store in 2014, and though it wasn’t my first foray into 3D printing, it led to many other opportunities. I detailed my system in an Instructable,...
3D Printing Helps Tapdo Smart Button Launch on Kickstarter, as Seen at Pepcom DigitalFocus

3D Printing Helps Tapdo Smart Button Launch on Kickstarter, as Seen at Pepcom DigitalFocus

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when telephones were corded and resided on kitchen walls or side tables, and changing the channel on a television set meant getting up off of the couch and rotating a dial. Those were the days! Then came remote controls and wireless phones that, while bulky, simplified our […]

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when telephones were corded and resided on kitchen walls or side tables, and changing the channel on a television set meant getting up off of the couch and rotating a dial. Those were the days! Then came remote controls and...
3D Printer Review: MakerBot Replicator+

3D Printer Review: MakerBot Replicator+

It never ceases to amaze me all things that 3D printing is capable of creating and just how far the industry has come over the past several years. I recently wrote about how easy-to-use 3D modeling software, like Morphi, has made 3D modeling more accessible. The current crop of 3D printers are making 3D printing […]

It never ceases to amaze me all things that 3D printing is capable of creating and just how far the industry has come over the past several years. I recently wrote about how easy-to-use 3D modeling software, like Morphi, has made 3D modeling more accessible. The...
3D Design for Everyone, Everywhere: Morphi for Windows Released

3D Design for Everyone, Everywhere: Morphi for Windows Released

3D printing is challenging, but not nearly as much as it was just a few short years ago. Plug-and-play 3D printers with features like auto-leveling, filament monitoring, remote printing and monitoring through Wi-Fi, power failure resume printing, easy dual extrusion systems and water soluble support materials like PVA, have made 3D printing much more accessible […]

3D printing is challenging, but not nearly as much as it was just a few short years ago. Plug-and-play 3D printers with features like auto-leveling, filament monitoring, remote printing and monitoring through Wi-Fi, power failure resume printing, easy dual extrusion...
Swiss Chemical Company Uses 3D Printing for Catalyst R&D, Seeks to Expand North American Footprint

Swiss Chemical Company Uses 3D Printing for Catalyst R&D, Seeks to Expand North American Footprint

According to reports released by Research & Markets, North America has been at the forefront of the 3D printing industry, which makes sense, considering that the first 3D printer was created in the US by 3D Systems founder Chuck Hull. We’ve been seeing a lot of big-name companies focusing on expansion into North America, from the […]

According to reports released by Research & Markets, North America has been at the forefront of the 3D printing industry, which makes sense, considering that the first 3D printer was created in the US by 3D Systems founder Chuck Hull. We’ve been seeing a lot...
Why Are Trending 3D Printable Models So Popular?

Why Are Trending 3D Printable Models So Popular?

When you first google and research 3D printing you are introduced into a world of innovation and engineering. A place where people are pushing the limits of the technology to change the world. But as an average Joe you might be looking at it to make fun toys, little fixes around the house or to […]

When you first google and research 3D printing you are introduced into a world of innovation and engineering. A place where people are pushing the limits of the technology to change the world. But as an average Joe you might be looking at it to make fun toys, little...
French Company Sees Drastic Improvement in Production, Establishes Center for 3D Printing

French Company Sees Drastic Improvement in Production, Establishes Center for 3D Printing

VHM Fonderie, a French foundry and machining company, has reduced its manufacturing and production speeds by up to 5 weeks with the Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing solutions. The company, which specializes in the production of industrial iron castings, uses the Stratasys Connex Multi-material 3D printer to optimize each process involved in the design and production […]

VHM Fonderie, a French foundry and machining company, has reduced its manufacturing and production speeds by up to 5 weeks with the Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing solutions. The company, which specializes in the production of industrial iron castings, uses the...
How Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Is Using 3D Printing to Help Reshape Detroit

How Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Is Using 3D Printing to Help Reshape Detroit

Olympia Entertainment, a subsidiary of multi-billion dollar conglomerate Ilitch Holdings, is using 3D printing technology to redesign downtown Detroit. Specifically, the District Detroit, a world-class development of 50 blocks of businesses, parks, venues and restaurants, will be designed and constructed with the help of 3D printing. On top of their involvement in the development of […]

Olympia Entertainment, a subsidiary of multi-billion dollar conglomerate Ilitch Holdings, is using 3D printing technology to redesign downtown Detroit. Specifically, the District Detroit, a world-class development of 50 blocks of businesses, parks, venues and...
Tiko3D Announces Pre-Order Launch of Their Highly Anticipated 3D Printer, Starting at $179

Tiko3D Announces Pre-Order Launch of Their Highly Anticipated 3D Printer, Starting at $179

Christmas is coming a little early this year, folks. The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here.  In just one week from today, on November 28, Tiko3D will start mass-manufacturing and shipping their 3D printer, launching pre-orders at 12 PM EST through their website! It’s been a long time coming, and as you can […]

Christmas is coming a little early this year, folks. The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here.  In just one week from today, on November 28, Tiko3D will start mass-manufacturing and shipping their 3D printer, launching pre-orders at 12 PM EST through...
Case Study of YSoft 3D Printing Classroom in Czech Republic Yields Important Results

Case Study of YSoft 3D Printing Classroom in Czech Republic Yields Important Results

It’s pretty clear by now that 3D printing in the classroom is extremely beneficial to students; they enjoy learning and using the technology, and it helps prepare them for the future, as 3D printing continues to grow in many industries. Schools can print out motivational assets like school emblems, students can print prototypes of community […]

It’s pretty clear by now that 3D printing in the classroom is extremely beneficial to students; they enjoy learning and using the technology, and it helps prepare them for the future, as 3D printing continues to grow in many industries. Schools can print out...
Y Soft Demonstrates Fast Growth; Rising Demand for 3D Printing in Australia

Y Soft Demonstrates Fast Growth; Rising Demand for 3D Printing in Australia

Y Soft, a major Czech Republic-based enterprise office solutions provider, recently revealed their rapid growth in Australia and New Zealand, due to the surging demand for professional enterprise-grade 3D printing services and products. Founded in 2000, Y Soft operates a variety of innovation- and employee empowerment-focused programs for the development of custom-built technologies. Two main […]

Y Soft, a major Czech Republic-based enterprise office solutions provider, recently revealed their rapid growth in Australia and New Zealand, due to the surging demand for professional enterprise-grade 3D printing services and products. Founded in 2000, Y Soft...
Dutch Manufacturer Promolding Reduces Injection Mold Lead Times By 93% Thanks to Stratasys 3D Printing Technology

Dutch Manufacturer Promolding Reduces Injection Mold Lead Times By 93% Thanks to Stratasys 3D Printing Technology

Multi-billion dollar 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company Stratasys, in cooperation with Dutch manufacturer Promolding, has successfully reduced injection mold lead times by 93% through the utilization of Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing solutions. Injection molding, one of the most widely used manufacturing processes, is often leveraged by manufacturers with massive volumes of products to create […]

Multi-billion dollar 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company Stratasys, in cooperation with Dutch manufacturer Promolding, has successfully reduced injection mold lead times by 93% through the utilization of Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing...
uDISCO: New 3D Imaging Technology Allows for Close Study of Internal Body Structure

uDISCO: New 3D Imaging Technology Allows for Close Study of Internal Body Structure

A team of researchers at the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich led by Ali Ertürk has recently discovered a new revolutionary 3D imaging technology that enables scientists and researchers to observe entire bodies with a greater level of transparency. The technology is called Ultimate DISCO (uDSICO), which is […]

A team of researchers at the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich led by Ali Ertürk has recently discovered a new revolutionary 3D imaging technology that enables scientists and researchers to observe entire bodies with...
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