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Biocompatible 3D Printing Ink Developed with Living Bacteria May See Biotechnology and Medical Use

Biocompatible 3D Printing Ink Developed with Living Bacteria May See Biotechnology and Medical Use

3D printing technology is pretty amazing, but it’s one thing to print something out of material like plastic or metal, and quite another to 3D print living matter. The science behind successfully 3D printing bacteria is challenging, but the researchers at ETH Zurich have used living bacteria to develop a biocompatible 3D printing ink. Their […]

3D printing technology is pretty amazing, but it’s one thing to print something out of material like plastic or metal, and quite another to 3D print living matter. The science behind successfully 3D printing bacteria is challenging, but the researchers at ETH...
Luxexcel Will Deliver VisionPlatform for 3D Printed Ophthalmic Lenses to Quest Vision Care Specialty Lab

Luxexcel Will Deliver VisionPlatform for 3D Printed Ophthalmic Lenses to Quest Vision Care Specialty Lab

Founded in 2009, Luxexcel developed a turnkey 3D printing solution for ophthalmic laboratories, and is the only company in the world with the ability to 3D print ophthalmic lenses that don’t need to be subjected to post-processing methods of polishing or grinding. In 2015, Netherlands-based Luxexcel launched an online 3D printing service for businesses that require custom optics, and, […]

Founded in 2009, Luxexcel developed a turnkey 3D printing solution for ophthalmic laboratories, and is the only company in the world with the ability to 3D print ophthalmic lenses that don’t need to be subjected to post-processing methods of polishing or...
MakerBot Introduces MakerBot Labs, An Experimental 3D Printing Platform for Engineers and Developers

MakerBot Introduces MakerBot Labs, An Experimental 3D Printing Platform for Engineers and Developers

In 2016, MakerBot announced that it would be shifting the company’s focus to the professional and educational, and away from the consumer market. In this vein, the company is announcing the launch of a new experimental platform for engineers and developers, called MakerBot Labs, or M Labs for short. The platform will be offering several new […]

In 2016, MakerBot announced that it would be shifting the company’s focus to the professional and educational, and away from the consumer market. In this vein, the company is announcing the launch of a new experimental platform for engineers and developers,...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 3, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 3, 2017

It’s the first 3D Printing News Briefs of the month, and today we’ll be starting off with a little 3D printing material news, followed by a 3D printed military project, 3D printed aircraft engine parts, and some business news to round out the day. i.materialise has introduced a new finish for its polyamide material, a […]

It’s the first 3D Printing News Briefs of the month, and today we’ll be starting off with a little 3D printing material news, followed by a 3D printed military project, 3D printed aircraft engine parts, and some business news to round out the day....
IFB Solutions Signs Contract with Luxexcel for Its 3D Printing Ophthalmic Lenses Platform

IFB Solutions Signs Contract with Luxexcel for Its 3D Printing Ophthalmic Lenses Platform

By now, Luxexcel is pretty well synonymous with 3D printed optics – it’s said to be the only company in the world that has the ability to 3D print ophthalmic lenses without having to polish or grind them. The company, with offices in Belgium and the Netherlands, launched its online 3D printing service in 2015, and has worked with […]

By now, Luxexcel is pretty well synonymous with 3D printed optics – it’s said to be the only company in the world that has the ability to 3D print ophthalmic lenses without having to polish or grind them. The company, with offices in Belgium and the...
German Researchers Publish Paper That Shows Us Just What's in a Thingiverse 3D Design Remix

German Researchers Publish Paper That Shows Us Just What's in a Thingiverse 3D Design Remix

The first time I ever 3D printed something was when 3DPrint.com’s editor-in-chief Sarah Goehrke and I visited Proto BuildBar together in 2015. We each chose designs from popular 3D printing platform Thingiverse – she went with a dragon design, and I printed out a small, black raven, which sits on my desk next to my […]

The first time I ever 3D printed something was when 3DPrint.com’s editor-in-chief Sarah Goehrke and I visited Proto BuildBar together in 2015. We each chose designs from popular 3D printing platform Thingiverse – she went with a dragon design, and I...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 18, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 18, 2017

For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering what the technology is capable of in terms of education and business, innovative new products, and weaponry. Added Scientific has introduced 3D printing training sessions, Formlabs announced its new Education Grant, and LPW teamed up with the Royal Academy of Engineering to establish […]

For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering what the technology is capable of in terms of education and business, innovative new products, and weaponry. Added Scientific has introduced 3D printing training sessions, Formlabs...
MyMiniFactory: 3D Printing Trends for July 2017

MyMiniFactory: 3D Printing Trends for July 2017

The 3D printing industry has bloomed into one that generates billions of dollars, and that is only expected to grow–with fierce competition continuing to mount across the globe. Today, you have your choice of affordable hardware, software, accessories, and a range of materials that will leave you awestruck. And while we enjoy learning what types […]

The 3D printing industry has bloomed into one that generates billions of dollars, and that is only expected to grow–with fierce competition continuing to mount across the globe. Today, you have your choice of affordable hardware, software, accessories, and a...
Creative Design Platform Gantri Offers Free Resources and 3D Printing, So Designers Can Quickly Bring Products to Market

Creative Design Platform Gantri Offers Free Resources and 3D Printing, So Designers Can Quickly Bring Products to Market

If you’re interested in designing unique products and easily selling them online, but aren’t sure where to start, look no further than Gantri, a new, free platform for designers to create and sell products. The mission of this new creative platform, run by designers, engineers, and design lovers, is to make it easy for designers […]

If you’re interested in designing unique products and easily selling them online, but aren’t sure where to start, look no further than Gantri, a new, free platform for designers to create and sell products. The mission of this new creative platform, run by...
think3D Tapped by Provincial Indian Government to Open 3D Printing and Design Facility in Medical Device Park

think3D Tapped by Provincial Indian Government to Open 3D Printing and Design Facility in Medical Device Park

India-based think3D, the largest desktop 3D printing platform in the country, has been around since 2014. Since it opened its doors, the organization, which is a subsidiary of Singapore-based think3D Labs Pte Ltd, has presented a 3D printing art exhibit at an international school, supplied 3D printed models for an initiative with India’s Devnar Foundation […]

India-based think3D, the largest desktop 3D printing platform in the country, has been around since 2014. Since it opened its doors, the organization, which is a subsidiary of Singapore-based think3D Labs Pte Ltd, has presented a 3D printing art exhibit at an...
Major HP Expansion: 3D Printing Business and Multi Jet Fusion Technology Expanding Across Asia-Pacific Region

Major HP Expansion: 3D Printing Business and Multi Jet Fusion Technology Expanding Across Asia-Pacific Region

From its introduction of blended reality Sprout platform to its innovative Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology, HP Inc. has been making major headway in 3D technologies. Ahead of last month’s RAPID + TCT event, HP shared some of its plans with us, explaining that it would be scaling its 3D printing business with a global reseller […]

From its introduction of blended reality Sprout platform to its innovative Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology, HP Inc. has been making major headway in 3D technologies. Ahead of last month’s RAPID + TCT event, HP shared some of its plans with us, explaining...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 10, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 10, 2017

We’re running the gamut for news stories today in 3D Printing News Briefs, bringing you news about 3D printing education and business, important partnerships, 3D printers, and 3D printing materials. Materialise is hosting a 3D Printing in Medicine course next week, and the former CTO of Boeing joined the board of directors at 3D Systems. […]

We’re running the gamut for news stories today in 3D Printing News Briefs, bringing you news about 3D printing education and business, important partnerships, 3D printers, and 3D printing materials. Materialise is hosting a 3D Printing in Medicine course next...
MakerOS Introduces Public Autoquoter Tool for Quick and Easy Quotes on 3D Prints

MakerOS Introduces Public Autoquoter Tool for Quick and Easy Quotes on 3D Prints

It’s only been two months since the release of MakerOS 1.0, launched by Detroit startup MakerOS. Already, the company has added additional features to its cloud-based business management tool – namely, a new feature called Public Autoquoter. It’s a quick, easy way for customers to get fast and accurate quotes directly from companies’ websites, and […]

It’s only been two months since the release of MakerOS 1.0, launched by Detroit startup MakerOS. Already, the company has added additional features to its cloud-based business management tool – namely, a new feature called Public Autoquoter. It’s a...
GKN Sinter Metals and 3YOURMIND Introduce InstAMetal Platform for Metal 3D Printed Parts

GKN Sinter Metals and 3YOURMIND Introduce InstAMetal Platform for Metal 3D Printed Parts

GKN Sinter Metals, a global corporation dating back to the 1930s, is the world’s largest producer of precision metal powder products. The company has roughly 6,000 employees in more than 30 facilities on five continents; to say that it’s a large, successful company would be an understatement. However – and I know I’ve said it […]

GKN Sinter Metals, a global corporation dating back to the 1930s, is the world’s largest producer of precision metal powder products. The company has roughly 6,000 employees in more than 30 facilities on five continents; to say that it’s a large,...
NextEngine & Shapeways Partnership Offers Seamless 3D Scanning & 3D Printing

NextEngine & Shapeways Partnership Offers Seamless 3D Scanning & 3D Printing

Whether the 3D scanner appeals to your professional or hobbyist needs, thanks to the amazing new technology we find in the marketplace today, you barely have to lift a finger to make virtually whatever you want. And while you might be an artist or a designer already, with the ability to replicate items from the […]

Whether the 3D scanner appeals to your professional or hobbyist needs, thanks to the amazing new technology we find in the marketplace today, you barely have to lift a finger to make virtually whatever you want. And while you might be an artist or a designer already,...
Kwambio Launches Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Ceramic Factory in Ukraine

Kwambio Launches Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Ceramic Factory in Ukraine

From artistry to aerospace engineering, ceramic-based 3D printing has proven itself to be one of the most versatile and mechanically viable types of 3D printing technology. Ceramic materials have been a vital tool in humanity for quite some time now, generally admired for being a non-metal that provides good thermal insulation and high toughness. Although […]

From artistry to aerospace engineering, ceramic-based 3D printing has proven itself to be one of the most versatile and mechanically viable types of 3D printing technology. Ceramic materials have been a vital tool in humanity for quite some time now, generally admired...
Lowe's Offers New 3D Customization Options With Bespok3Designs Platform

Lowe's Offers New 3D Customization Options With Bespok3Designs Platform

Big-box home goods chains such as Lowe’s, Home Depot and Target are great in that they allow you to find just about everything you need for a refurbishing or decorating project in one place. The problem with retail chains, though, is that you’re unlikely to find anything truly unique. No matter how unusual-looking that fancy lamp […]

Big-box home goods chains such as Lowe’s, Home Depot and Target are great in that they allow you to find just about everything you need for a refurbishing or decorating project in one place. The problem with retail chains, though, is that you’re unlikely...
Xometry Enhances One-Stop Manufacturing Platform With SOLIDWORKS Integration

Xometry Enhances One-Stop Manufacturing Platform With SOLIDWORKS Integration

As the overall demand for streamlined 3D printed parts rises, one-stop manufacturing solutions become more and more important to designers and engineers looking to innovate as quickly and efficiently as possible. But, oftentimes, there are quite a few tedious steps to follow in between CAD design and the print bed, which can delay the entire […]

As the overall demand for streamlined 3D printed parts rises, one-stop manufacturing solutions become more and more important to designers and engineers looking to innovate as quickly and efficiently as possible. But, oftentimes, there are quite a few tedious steps to...
PrintLab Ecosystems Pave a Streamlined Path for Schools Setting Up 3D Printing Labs

PrintLab Ecosystems Pave a Streamlined Path for Schools Setting Up 3D Printing Labs

PrintLab is undoubtedly going to be a great help for schools everywhere—with learning institutions that already have labs up and running wishing indeed this new service had been around for them too, as they set out with the best intentions but often shooting in the dark as there was so little help initially with 3D printing lab […]

PrintLab is undoubtedly going to be a great help for schools everywhere—with learning institutions that already have labs up and running wishing indeed this new service had been around for them too, as they set out with the best intentions but often shooting in the...
3D Print Your Own Replacement Appliance Parts With happy3D

3D Print Your Own Replacement Appliance Parts With happy3D

Not long ago, I broke the plastic spout on a big glass drink-dispensing canister I’ve had for years. It’s still functional, but much more difficult to use, and I’m just annoyed. I’m the kind of person who tries to repair everything rather than throwing things out if at all possible – it’s the obsessive environmentalist in […]

Not long ago, I broke the plastic spout on a big glass drink-dispensing canister I’ve had for years. It’s still functional, but much more difficult to use, and I’m just annoyed. I’m the kind of person who tries to repair everything rather than...
Connecting Technology with Customers—ToolHubs Portal Allows for 3D Printing, CNC Machining, Laser Cutting & More

Connecting Technology with Customers—ToolHubs Portal Allows for 3D Printing, CNC Machining, Laser Cutting & More

The ToolHubs team has been very smart when it comes to providing for their users. While 3D printing is definitely offering benefits over many traditional processes, it certainly has not overtaken them by a long shot—yet. And it would seem that keeping an open mind about the continued uses for technologies which not too long […]

The ToolHubs team has been very smart when it comes to providing for their users. While 3D printing is definitely offering benefits over many traditional processes, it certainly has not overtaken them by a long shot—yet. And it would seem that keeping an open mind...
Kwambio's New iOS App is Unique, Easy to Use -- and Free!

Kwambio's New iOS App is Unique, Easy to Use -- and Free!

As 3D printing platforms go, Kwambio is one of the more interesting ones. Officially launched last summer, the platform immediately set itself apart from the sea of other platforms in several ways. Files are guaranteed to print, fully customizable, and stream directly to customers’ 3D printers, eliminating the risk of intellectual property theft. In January, […]

As 3D printing platforms go, Kwambio is one of the more interesting ones. Officially launched last summer, the platform immediately set itself apart from the sea of other platforms in several ways. Files are guaranteed to print, fully customizable, and stream directly...
3Durak Offers a New Online Platform; Upload 3D Models and Get Prints Delivered to Your Door

3Durak Offers a New Online Platform; Upload 3D Models and Get Prints Delivered to Your Door

3Durak has only been in business for a year, but they’ve already become a leader within the Turkish 3D printing industry. The Istanbul-based company has been a versatile player in the printing market. They’ve served as a distributor for several 3D printing and scanning companies including Ultimaker, Zortrax, 3D Systems and others, and have also […]

3Durak has only been in business for a year, but they’ve already become a leader within the Turkish 3D printing industry. The Istanbul-based company has been a versatile player in the printing market. They’ve served as a distributor for several 3D printing...
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