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How Sustainable Is 3D Printing?

How Sustainable Is 3D Printing?

3D printing is starting to break into the mainstream, and in 2018, the global additive manufacturing market was estimated to have generated revenues of $9.3 billion. By 2020, it could grow to nearly $14 billion. 3D printing is gaining popularity due to its ability to...
3D Printing the Automotive Industry: Series Intro

3D Printing the Automotive Industry: Series Intro

Chicago Auto Show 2019 This series is going to be about 3D printing in automobiles. Additive manufacturing and the automobile industry go hand in hand. In this series, we will outline what we should know about this industry as well as its connection to 3D printing. We will try to look into specific car companies […]

Chicago Auto Show 2019 This series is going to be about 3D printing in automobiles. Additive manufacturing and the automobile industry go hand in hand. In this series, we will outline what we should know about this industry as well as its connection to 3D printing. We...
Wake Forest: In Situ 3D Printing of Tailored Skin Grafts, a Possible Step Forward in Tissue Engineering

Wake Forest: In Situ 3D Printing of Tailored Skin Grafts, a Possible Step Forward in Tissue Engineering

In recent years bioprinting has proved to be an important tool for tissue engineering applications and it holds great promise towards the fabrication of skin tissue. A team from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) has brought progress in this direction by developing a proof of concept validation of a mobile skin bioprinting system […]

In recent years bioprinting has proved to be an important tool for tissue engineering applications and it holds great promise towards the fabrication of skin tissue. A team from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) has brought progress in this...
Volvo’s Conservation Project: 3D Printed Tiles for a Living Seawall at Sydney Harbour

Volvo’s Conservation Project: 3D Printed Tiles for a Living Seawall at Sydney Harbour

Oysters, seaweed, fish, algae and many more organisms have a new home at North Sydney Harbour. At one of the world’s largest Living Seawalls in Bradfield Park, an ocean conservation project brought together Swedish carmaker Volvo, Reef Design Lab, the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) and the North Sydney Council to create an ecosystem […]

Oysters, seaweed, fish, algae and many more organisms have a new home at North Sydney Harbour. At one of the world’s largest Living Seawalls in Bradfield Park, an ocean conservation project brought together Swedish carmaker Volvo, Reef Design Lab, the Sydney Institute...
Latin America Just Got Its First Stratasys J750 3D Printer

Latin America Just Got Its First Stratasys J750 3D Printer

The 3D printing community in Argentina has recently pushed forth into new horizons with the acquisition of the first Stratasys J750 in Latin America.The state-of-the-art model arrived in December of last year at one of the top engineering universities in Argentina and will aid researchers in medicine and industry related endeavours. The machine is part […]

The 3D printing community in Argentina has recently pushed forth into new horizons with the acquisition of the first Stratasys J750 in Latin America.The state-of-the-art model arrived in December of last year at one of the top engineering universities in Argentina and...
Interview with Dr. Albert Woo: How can Hospitals and Surgeons Harness 3D Printing Today?

Interview with Dr. Albert Woo: How can Hospitals and Surgeons Harness 3D Printing Today?

Dr. Albert Woo is the Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery and Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and also an Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics & Neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Albert has done extensive work in CMF (cranio maxillofacial) and pediatric surgery including a lot of […]

Dr. Albert Woo is the Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery and Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and also an Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics & Neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University....
Revolutionary Fashion Designers Who Use 3D Printing in Their Designs

Revolutionary Fashion Designers Who Use 3D Printing in Their Designs

The fashion industry is changing into an eco-friendly environment. Many designers are turning into 3D printing to produce less waste and save more energy in comparison to conventional techniques.

Over these past years, the fashion industry has had a high interest in wearable technology and 3D printing. Thanks to the drop in 3D printer cost and its impact to the manufacturing industry, fashion designers can now use 3D printed designs as another creative...
Design and Make Your own Board Games with 3D Printing

Design and Make Your own Board Games with 3D Printing

3D printing has been evolving and it’s being used for many crucial roles in medicine, architecture, and industry. With the focus shifting towards manufacturing we can forget that the potential for 3D printing at home is still present and expanding, One area where 3D printing use is on the increase is in tabletop gaming. What’s […]

3D printing has been evolving and it’s being used for many crucial roles in medicine, architecture, and industry. With the focus shifting towards manufacturing we can forget that the potential for 3D printing at home is still present and expanding, One area...
Interview with Sean Looi of Creatz3D on 3D Printing in Singapore and Vietnam

Interview with Sean Looi of Creatz3D on 3D Printing in Singapore and Vietnam

We’re doing a series of interviews with 3D printing resellers worldwide. Resellers thrive when an industry is doing well, in charge of distributing and supporting products overseas they are a key health indicator of any industry. In 3D printing, many people have the idea that we’re seeing a sea change from simple desktop systems to […]

We’re doing a series of interviews with 3D printing resellers worldwide. Resellers thrive when an industry is doing well, in charge of distributing and supporting products overseas they are a key health indicator of any industry. In 3D printing, many people have...
Interview with Matthias Schmidt-Lehr of Metal 3D Printing Consultancy Ampower

Interview with Matthias Schmidt-Lehr of Metal 3D Printing Consultancy Ampower

Matthias Schmidt-Lehr of Ampower is a 3D printing consultant with deep experience in manufacturing for 3D printing. He’s worked for technology development institute Laser Zentrum Nord (Fraunhofer IAPT), its manufacturing spinoff Bionic Production and has been involved with a number of notable projects in industrializing manufacturing for 3D printing. Together with his colleagues, he does […]

Matthias Schmidt-Lehr of Ampower is a 3D printing consultant with deep experience in manufacturing for 3D printing. He’s worked for technology development institute Laser Zentrum Nord (Fraunhofer IAPT), its manufacturing spinoff Bionic Production and has been...
Open Bionics Receives Funding from Williams and Others

Open Bionics Receives Funding from Williams and Others

Many organizations have arisen for the purpose of 3D printing prosthetic devices, but one of the most advanced of them is Open Bionics, a UK company that creates not just simple 3D printed prosthetics but bionic devices. Last year, Open Bionics released the first 3D printed bionic arm to be officially medically approved, and now […]

Many organizations have arisen for the purpose of 3D printing prosthetic devices, but one of the most advanced of them is Open Bionics, a UK company that creates not just simple 3D printed prosthetics but bionic devices. Last year, Open Bionics released the first 3D...
Study Examines Silver Nanoparticles as an Anti-Microbial Addition to 3D Printing Filaments for the Food Industry

Study Examines Silver Nanoparticles as an Anti-Microbial Addition to 3D Printing Filaments for the Food Industry

In a thesis entitled “A Study of 3D Printed Silver-Polymer Composite Structures,” University of New Orleans student Cynthiya Shrestha discusses a material that has been seldom studied in 3D printing: polymers with silver nanoparticles incorporated in them. These materials are potentially very useful because of their antimicrobial, electrical, mechanical and optical properties. They are of special […]

In a thesis entitled “A Study of 3D Printed Silver-Polymer Composite Structures,” University of New Orleans student Cynthiya Shrestha discusses a material that has been seldom studied in 3D printing: polymers with silver nanoparticles incorporated in them....
Interview with Prosthetist and Orthotist Brent Wright of LifeEnabled on 3D Printing Prosthetics

Interview with Prosthetist and Orthotist Brent Wright of LifeEnabled on 3D Printing Prosthetics

Amidst the hubble and bubble of optimism, money and growth, there are also people doing good things with 3D printing. Open source prosthetics are one of the most exciting areas of 3D printing. Here is an area where widely available desktop printers and industrial systems can be used to make patient-specific prostheses, braces, and medical […]

Amidst the hubble and bubble of optimism, money and growth, there are also people doing good things with 3D printing. Open source prosthetics are one of the most exciting areas of 3D printing. Here is an area where widely available desktop printers and industrial...
Interview with Patrik Ohldin of Open Source Metal 3D Printing Company Freemelt

Interview with Patrik Ohldin of Open Source Metal 3D Printing Company Freemelt

I’ve known Patrik Ohldin for a long time as a supremely knowledgeable metal printing guy. He’s been working in metal 3D printing for over 14 years, 12 of those as an Area Sales Manager for Swedish EBM metal printing company and now GE subsidiary Arcam. He really knows a tonne about EBM and electron beam powder […]

I’ve known Patrik Ohldin for a long time as a supremely knowledgeable metal printing guy. He’s been working in metal 3D printing for over 14 years, 12 of those as an Area Sales Manager for Swedish EBM metal printing company and now GE subsidiary Arcam. He...
The State and Future of 3D Printing at The End of 2018

The State and Future of 3D Printing at The End of 2018

For the first time, it seems patently obvious where 3D printing is heading. There is almost universal agreement on what is going on and what the future developments are to be. Its a comforting time in 3D Printing for everyone. I call 2018, the year of the clipboard because this year we go in the […]

For the first time, it seems patently obvious where 3D printing is heading. There is almost universal agreement on what is going on and what the future developments are to be. Its a comforting time in 3D Printing for everyone. I call 2018, the year of the clipboard...
Top 10 Most Popular 3D Printing Videos of 2018

Top 10 Most Popular 3D Printing Videos of 2018

This is an overview of the most popular YouTube videos on 3D printing of 2018. 10. Engineers Created A New Bionic Arm That Can Grow With You Story of Daniel Melville and his making of 3D printed Hero for OpenBionics. A good video showcasing the possibilities of 3D printing. 9. The Mii Channel Theme Using […]

This is an overview of the most popular YouTube videos on 3D printing of 2018. 10. Engineers Created A New Bionic Arm That Can Grow With You Story of Daniel Melville and his making of 3D printed Hero for OpenBionics. A good video showcasing the possibilities of 3D...
Interview with Mike Valentine on How BuildTak Was Invented

Interview with Mike Valentine on How BuildTak Was Invented

One of the biggest issues with desktop FDM 3D printers is layer adhesion. First layers are often deposited incorrectly and then the build fails. The part could deform, warp, fall over, become dislodged from the platform or become a leaning Tower of Pisa version of its intended self. Often you look back at your 3D […]

One of the biggest issues with desktop FDM 3D printers is layer adhesion. First layers are often deposited incorrectly and then the build fails. The part could deform, warp, fall over, become dislodged from the platform or become a leaning Tower of Pisa version of its...
Why 3D-Printed Homes Might Be the Future of Architecture

Why 3D-Printed Homes Might Be the Future of Architecture

We’ve all heard of 3D printing by now – from prosthetic limbs to car parts, 3D printers are creating a growing number of products, and the value of this market is set to reach $26.5 billion in 2021. But out of the vast benefits this tech offers, 3D-printed homes are perhaps one of the most […]

We’ve all heard of 3D printing by now – from prosthetic limbs to car parts, 3D printers are creating a growing number of products, and the value of this market is set to reach $26.5 billion in 2021. But out of the vast benefits this tech offers, 3D-printed homes are...
Wipro 3D and its Plans in the 3D Printing Market: Interview with VP Ajay Parikh

Wipro 3D and its Plans in the 3D Printing Market: Interview with VP Ajay Parikh

Wipro is an $8 billion 164,000 employee Indian technology company. The company runs large outsourcing and technology implementation projects, and is one of the world’s largest IT firms. May may be surprised that Wipro has a 3D printing arm. Moreover, Wipro 3D was set up in 2012. Wipro 3D has grown to be a metal 3D […]

Wipro is an $8 billion 164,000 employee Indian technology company. The company runs large outsourcing and technology implementation projects, and is one of the world’s largest IT firms. May may be surprised that Wipro has a 3D printing arm. Moreover, Wipro 3D...
Interview with Fabian Alefeld of Additive Minds, 3D Printing Training, Consulting and Application Development

Interview with Fabian Alefeld of Additive Minds, 3D Printing Training, Consulting and Application Development

One of the things holding 3D printing back is the lack of Application Development Consultants. Imagine the dawn of the asphalt age, bitumen production increases as maps are filled with squiggly lines where fields once stood. Cars roll off of vastly expanded production lines while workers who built them on cue, queue in lines for […]

One of the things holding 3D printing back is the lack of Application Development Consultants. Imagine the dawn of the asphalt age, bitumen production increases as maps are filled with squiggly lines where fields once stood. Cars roll off of vastly expanded production...
Interview with Martin Bondéus of Bondtech

Interview with Martin Bondéus of Bondtech

If we look at a FDM (FFF, Material Extrusion) 3D printer the three key components are the feeder, extruder and nozzle of the 3D printer. These components determine the rate and pressure at which the material is deposited as well as (together with fans) how quickly this material solidifies. There are hundreds of 3D printer […]

If we look at a FDM (FFF, Material Extrusion) 3D printer the three key components are the feeder, extruder and nozzle of the 3D printer. These components determine the rate and pressure at which the material is deposited as well as (together with fans) how quickly...
Interview: Brook Drumm is Back. The Demise of Printrbot and Brook’s Next Steps

Interview: Brook Drumm is Back. The Demise of Printrbot and Brook’s Next Steps

I loved Printrbot. The company made value engineered, tough, hackable, well designed and well made 3D printers. Where everyone else was just a clone army, Printrbot made inexpensive 3D printers that worked. It was a company with a lot of integrity and honesty. Printrbot was also one of the most successful 3D printing companies ever […]

I loved Printrbot. The company made value engineered, tough, hackable, well designed and well made 3D printers. Where everyone else was just a clone army, Printrbot made inexpensive 3D printers that worked. It was a company with a lot of integrity and honesty....
Xaar: Open Printheads for Developing Inkjet 3D Printing Technologies

Xaar: Open Printheads for Developing Inkjet 3D Printing Technologies

Xaar is a Cambridge based company that makes many different kinds of inkjet head. It is also has invested in High Speed Sintering (HSS), the Factum machine both pioneered by Neil Hopkinson to increase throughput in 3D printing. What may come as a surprise to many is that apart from HSS, Xaar is looking to […]

Xaar is a Cambridge based company that makes many different kinds of inkjet head. It is also has invested in High Speed Sintering (HSS), the Factum machine both pioneered by Neil Hopkinson to increase throughput in 3D printing. What may come as a surprise to many is...
Interview with Anders Olsson about the Olsson Ruby and Olsson Torque Wrench at the TCT Show

Interview with Anders Olsson about the Olsson Ruby and Olsson Torque Wrench at the TCT Show

  Anders Olsson is an all-round great person and a boon to the 3D printing community. His Olsson block gave us easy to exchange nozzles, with the Olsson Ruby we got a great nozzle and now with the Olsson Ruby High Temperature we have a high-performance nozzle for abrasive materials. The ruby material lasts long and […]

  Anders Olsson is an all-round great person and a boon to the 3D printing community. His Olsson block gave us easy to exchange nozzles, with the Olsson Ruby we got a great nozzle and now with the Olsson Ruby High Temperature we have a high-performance nozzle for...
Interview with  Xioneer CEO Andrei Neboian at the TCT Show

Interview with Xioneer CEO Andrei Neboian at the TCT Show

Xioneer impressed me with its multiple material bays that let one pre-dry filament inside the printer. In this way, one could condition the filament on the machine itself and prepare it for 3D printing. With hygroscopic filaments such as PLA performance is significantly retarded and the material becomes brittle making it difficult to print. Polyamide […]

Xioneer impressed me with its multiple material bays that let one pre-dry filament inside the printer. In this way, one could condition the filament on the machine itself and prepare it for 3D printing. With hygroscopic filaments such as PLA performance is...
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