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Optomec Study Examines Directed Energy Deposition vs. Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing

Optomec Study Examines Directed Energy Deposition vs. Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing

Optomec is known for its LENS series of 3D printers, which utilize Directed Energy Deposition 3D printing technology. DED is a powder bed-based technology in which metal powder is continuously blown through nozzles directed at the focal point of a high powered laser. This creates a molten pool of metal, which is moved using a […]

Optomec is known for its LENS series of 3D printers, which utilize Directed Energy Deposition 3D printing technology. DED is a powder bed-based technology in which metal powder is continuously blown through nozzles directed at the focal point of a high powered laser....
3D Printing News Briefs: April 1, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: April 1, 2018

On this first day of April (happy Easter!), we’re starting out 3D Printing News Briefs with a little business, before moving on to education and the results of a competition. The 3D Printing Store is expanding its manufacturing services with Carbon technology, Sintratec has a new reseller in France, and Rapid Shape is launching a […]

On this first day of April (happy Easter!), we’re starting out 3D Printing News Briefs with a little business, before moving on to education and the results of a competition. The 3D Printing Store is expanding its manufacturing services with Carbon technology,...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2018

We’ve got plenty of business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research efforts. Sciaky and Sigma Labs are both announcing new agreements, while LPW Technology is working with Global Advanced Metals regarding 3D printed tantalum and Matsuura Machinery has become an authorized MJF reseller for HP. […]

We’ve got plenty of business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research efforts. Sciaky and Sigma Labs are both announcing new agreements, while LPW Technology is working with Global Advanced Metals...
3D Printing News Briefs: March 9, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 9, 2018

We’re starting with a little business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – while the funding has fallen through for the Idea-2-Product 3D printing center in Colorado, efforts are underway to find alternative methods of keeping the project going. Y Soft’s SafeQ workflow solutions platform was listed in a global study on the future of […]

We’re starting with a little business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – while the funding has fallen through for the Idea-2-Product 3D printing center in Colorado, efforts are underway to find alternative methods of keeping the project going....
3D Printing News Briefs: March 6, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: March 6, 2018

We’re jumping right into business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new study and a grant announcement. Roboze signed a distribution agreement with a new reseller in France, and Additive Industries is moving into a new factory that’s got a lot more space than its current facility. Sculpteo is partnering with […]

We’re jumping right into business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new study and a grant announcement. Roboze signed a distribution agreement with a new reseller in France, and Additive Industries is moving into a new factory...
Nanoscribe’s Photonic Professional GT 3D Printer Put to Use in Life Sciences Studies on 3D Printed Micro-Objects

Nanoscribe’s Photonic Professional GT 3D Printer Put to Use in Life Sciences Studies on 3D Printed Micro-Objects

We often see 3D printing technology used in science and medical fields such as drug discovery, neuroscience, and regenerative medicine, for applications ranging from 3D printing pills and making hearing aids to developing tissue scaffolds. German microfabrication expert and 3D printer manufacturer Nanoscribe, which released its ultra-high resolution Photonic Professional GT 3D printer back in 2015, knows what it’s talking […]

We often see 3D printing technology used in science and medical fields such as drug discovery, neuroscience, and regenerative medicine, for applications ranging from 3D printing pills and making hearing aids to developing tissue scaffolds. German microfabrication...
17,000% Cost Reduction with Open Source 3D Printing: Michigan Tech Study Showcases Parametric 3D Printed Slot Die System

17,000% Cost Reduction with Open Source 3D Printing: Michigan Tech Study Showcases Parametric 3D Printed Slot Die System

We often cover the work of prolific Dr. Joshua Pearce, an Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech); he also runs the university’s Open Sustainability Technology (MOST) Research Group. Dr. Pearce, a major proponent for sustainability and open source technology, has previously taught an undergraduate engineering course on how to build […]

We often cover the work of prolific Dr. Joshua Pearce, an Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech); he also runs the university’s Open Sustainability...
4D Printing Technique Could Be Used to Develop 3D Printed Human Organs for Transplant Patients

4D Printing Technique Could Be Used to Develop 3D Printed Human Organs for Transplant Patients

Often, when someone receives a life-saving organ transplant, this unfortunately means that another person recently lost their own life to provide it. But there are many researchers currently working to develop fully functioning human organs that can be 3D printed, which will save the lives of people who need transplants without having to wait for years […]

Often, when someone receives a life-saving organ transplant, this unfortunately means that another person recently lost their own life to provide it. But there are many researchers currently working to develop fully functioning human organs that can be 3D printed,...
Is Flexible 3D Printer Filament Worth the Investment?

Is Flexible 3D Printer Filament Worth the Investment?

ABS and PLA are the two filaments that come most readily to mind when thinking of commonly used 3D printing materials, but there are plenty of others even in just the desktop 3D printing market. How frequently are those filaments used by at-home 3D printer users, however, and, as they tend to be more expensive […]

ABS and PLA are the two filaments that come most readily to mind when thinking of commonly used 3D printing materials, but there are plenty of others even in just the desktop 3D printing market. How frequently are those filaments used by at-home 3D printer users,...
Studying Feasibility: 3D Printing for Spare Parts Production

Studying Feasibility: 3D Printing for Spare Parts Production

There are plenty of examples of 3D printed spare parts saving companies and industries money – the technology has been used to make spare parts for automobiles, metro trains, the US Marine Corps, container ships, and even beverage filling plants. The goal is on-demand manufacturing of spare parts, so industries can eliminate the warehouses that are full of […]

There are plenty of examples of 3D printed spare parts saving companies and industries money – the technology has been used to make spare parts for automobiles, metro trains, the US Marine Corps, container ships, and even beverage filling plants. The goal is...
Researchers Use Sensors, Microphones, and Nanoparticles to Develop Three Methods to Combat 3D Printer Cyberattacks

Researchers Use Sensors, Microphones, and Nanoparticles to Develop Three Methods to Combat 3D Printer Cyberattacks

When it comes to computers and other technology, hacking, by definition, can mean either to modify in a clever, skillful way, or to get around security with malicious intent. So while we love hearing about cool 3D printing hacks, we also know that there are people in the world who aim to hack 3D printers […]

When it comes to computers and other technology, hacking, by definition, can mean either to modify in a clever, skillful way, or to get around security with malicious intent. So while we love hearing about cool 3D printing hacks, we also know that there are people in...
3D Printing Toys Isn’t All Fun & Games: Michigan Tech & MyMiniFactory Discuss New Study Detailing 3D Printed Disruption

3D Printing Toys Isn’t All Fun & Games: Michigan Tech & MyMiniFactory Discuss New Study Detailing 3D Printed Disruption

3D printing is a disruptive technology making its mark across several industries; this is no longer a projection, but an in-process matter of fact as additive manufacturing comes into play in aerospace, automotive, defense, medical, and other applications requiring the tight tolerances and unique geometries made possible through advanced production methods. Customization is often referred […]

3D printing is a disruptive technology making its mark across several industries; this is no longer a projection, but an in-process matter of fact as additive manufacturing comes into play in aerospace, automotive, defense, medical, and other applications requiring...
Researchers Combine 3D Printing, Microcomputers, and Simple Electronics to Make Small, Inexpensive Laboratory System

Researchers Combine 3D Printing, Microcomputers, and Simple Electronics to Make Small, Inexpensive Laboratory System

We’ve heard of open source 3D printer filament, open source software, open source designs, and of course, open source 3D printers. But what about open labware? Researchers from the University of Sussex in the UK and the University of Tübingen in Germany used 3D printing, microcomputers, and components that can be purchased at just about any […]

We’ve heard of open source 3D printer filament, open source software, open source designs, and of course, open source 3D printers. But what about open labware? Researchers from the University of Sussex in the UK and the University of Tübingen in Germany used 3D...
Michigan Tech’s Dr. Joshua Pearce Reveals the High Overall Return on Investment for At-Home 3D Printing Use

Michigan Tech’s Dr. Joshua Pearce Reveals the High Overall Return on Investment for At-Home 3D Printing Use

What originally began as a school to train mining engineers in the late 1880s has grown into a leading tech university, where 3D printing has been on the curriculum for several years. Michigan Technological University (MTU) teamed up with America Makes last summer to develop an open source, web-based 3D controller, and the university’s research and development […]

What originally began as a school to train mining engineers in the late 1880s has grown into a leading tech university, where 3D printing has been on the curriculum for several years. Michigan Technological University (MTU) teamed up with America Makes last summer to...
European Defence Agency Launches Project to Test Feasibility of Additive Manufacturing in Europe’s Defense Sector

European Defence Agency Launches Project to Test Feasibility of Additive Manufacturing in Europe’s Defense Sector

We know that 3D printing is versatile and and extremely useful to many industries, including branches of the military. Marines are learning how to utilize the technology in order to solve problems on-site, the Pentagon is testing out attack mini-drones, and the US Army took part in an assessment earlier this year that included evaluating […]

We know that 3D printing is versatile and and extremely useful to many industries, including branches of the military. Marines are learning how to utilize the technology in order to solve problems on-site, the Pentagon is testing out attack mini-drones, and the US...
Nano Dimension Teams Up with Accellta to Bioprint Stem Cell-Derived Tissues

Nano Dimension Teams Up with Accellta to Bioprint Stem Cell-Derived Tissues

When Israeli 3D printing company Nano Dimension gets coverage in the news, the discussion generally revolves around the intensive and long-awaited development of their electronic 3D printing system, the DragonFly2020. Since unveiling their desktop electronic 3D printer towards the end of last year, the company has had a momentous start to 2016. Aside from preparing […]

When Israeli 3D printing company Nano Dimension gets coverage in the news, the discussion generally revolves around the intensive and long-awaited development of their electronic 3D printing system, the DragonFly2020. Since unveiling their desktop electronic 3D...
New Paper From CADD Edge Tries to Take the Confusion Out of Picking the Right 3D Printer Speed

New Paper From CADD Edge Tries to Take the Confusion Out of Picking the Right 3D Printer Speed

One thing that most 3D printer manufacturers like to brag about is printer speed; the speed of a printer actually varies a lot more than manufacturers tend to describe. More than one company has claimed to offer the “fastest printer in its class,” but those claims may only be true when it comes to certain […]

One thing that most 3D printer manufacturers like to brag about is printer speed; the speed of a printer actually varies a lot more than manufacturers tend to describe. More than one company has claimed to offer the “fastest printer in its class,” but...
Buy a 3D Printer or Use a Service Bureau? – Sculpteo Runs the Numbers

Buy a 3D Printer or Use a Service Bureau? – Sculpteo Runs the Numbers

With another year gone by, Sculpteo has now revisited a study they did about the cost of 3D printing for both personal and professional applications, and this updated – and improved – version takes into account a wide range of factors and considerations. The new study begins on a basic level with an examination of […]

With another year gone by, Sculpteo has now revisited a study they did about the cost of 3D printing for both personal and professional applications, and this updated – and improved – version takes into account a wide range of factors and considerations....
Deep-Z Tests if 3D Printed Objects Can Survive at 200 Meters Below the Surface of the Water

Deep-Z Tests if 3D Printed Objects Can Survive at 200 Meters Below the Surface of the Water

We all know that 3D printed objects can function in outer space, as NASA and Made In Space have proven the fact, earlier this year. The idea of printing objects and then sending them into space, or even actually printing them in space under micro-gravity conditions, is quite a feat. While there is a definite […]

We all know that 3D printed objects can function in outer space, as NASA and Made In Space have proven the fact, earlier this year. The idea of printing objects and then sending them into space, or even actually printing them in space under micro-gravity conditions,...
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