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Father Takes Up 3D Printing, and Founds New Company, to Create Son’s Custom Orthosis

Father Takes Up 3D Printing, and Founds New Company, to Create Son’s Custom Orthosis

Some of the most heartwarming aspects of the 3D printing industry involve the people who do everything they can to develop and provide affordable 3D printed prosthetics to people who need them the most. Just in time for Father’s Day, Formlabs has shared a beautiful story about a dad who worked tirelessly to help his young son walk […]

Some of the most heartwarming aspects of the 3D printing industry involve the people who do everything they can to develop and provide affordable 3D printed prosthetics to people who need them the most. Just in time for Father’s Day, Formlabs has shared a...
IKEA Debuts 3D Printed Gaming Chair Prototype, Developed in Collaboration with UNYQ and Area Academy

IKEA Debuts 3D Printed Gaming Chair Prototype, Developed in Collaboration with UNYQ and Area Academy

Silicon Valley company UNYQ uses 3D printing and digitization technologies to customize its designs, and is responsible for some of the more interesting 3D printed medical wearable innovations we’ve seen, from prosthetics and back braces to prosthetic leg coverings. Its virtual orthopedic service provides 3D printed solutions to increase users’ choice and comfort, as well as […]

Silicon Valley company UNYQ uses 3D printing and digitization technologies to customize its designs, and is responsible for some of the more interesting 3D printed medical wearable innovations we’ve seen, from prosthetics and back braces to prosthetic leg...
Dutch Army and DiManEx Announce Initiative to 3D Print Spare Parts

Dutch Army and DiManEx Announce Initiative to 3D Print Spare Parts

A new cooperation between the Material Stock Logistic Command of the Dutch Army and DiManEx will help solve a widespread problem of sourcing and reproducing legacy parts. The agreement became official earlier this month and stems from the army’s Land Maintenance Initiative. Introducing 3D printing technology within their supply chain is part of an effort […]

A new cooperation between the Material Stock Logistic Command of the Dutch Army and DiManEx will help solve a widespread problem of sourcing and reproducing legacy parts. The agreement became official earlier this month and stems from the army’s Land Maintenance...
What’s New in 3D Printing? Todd Grimm’s Look at a Busy Six Months

What’s New in 3D Printing? Todd Grimm’s Look at a Busy Six Months

3D printing, as anyone watching the industry understands, is a busy business. Few know this quite so thoroughly as industry expert Todd Grimm, President of T. A. Grimm & Associates, who keeps a close watch on additive manufacturing, offering insights on specific facets as well as broad trends. At RAPID + TCT, we often look […]

3D printing, as anyone watching the industry understands, is a busy business. Few know this quite so thoroughly as industry expert Todd Grimm, President of T. A. Grimm & Associates, who keeps a close watch on additive manufacturing, offering insights on specific...
Fraunhofer IGD Develops Real-Time Autonomous 3D Scanning System

Fraunhofer IGD Develops Real-Time Autonomous 3D Scanning System

Vintage cars are cool, but they can also be troublesome, particularly when one of their parts breaks. When a car is no longer being manufactured, that means its parts are no longer being manufactured, either, which can make finding replacement parts quite a challenge. Today’s technology, however, makes it possible for vintage car owners to […]

Vintage cars are cool, but they can also be troublesome, particularly when one of their parts breaks. When a car is no longer being manufactured, that means its parts are no longer being manufactured, either, which can make finding replacement parts quite a challenge....
Engineering Student Creates Inexpensive 3D Printed Eye Prosthesis

Engineering Student Creates Inexpensive 3D Printed Eye Prosthesis

While some researchers have worked on 3D printed eyes that could reverse blindness and connect to WiFi, the possibility of a 3D printed eye prosthesis that looks real represents a major advance in itself. Ocular surgeons have long worked to make artificial eyes look more realistic, which is hindered in part by a prosthetic’s inability […]

While some researchers have worked on 3D printed eyes that could reverse blindness and connect to WiFi, the possibility of a 3D printed eye prosthesis that looks real represents a major advance in itself. Ocular surgeons have long worked to make artificial eyes look...
3D Laser Scanning Technology Reveals a Massive Mayan “Megalopolis” Hidden in the Guatemalan Jungle

3D Laser Scanning Technology Reveals a Massive Mayan “Megalopolis” Hidden in the Guatemalan Jungle

Generally accepted Western conceits about the possible size and scope of tropical civilizations continue to be shattered with the help of high-powered 3D scanning technology and organizations like PACUNAM, Guatemala’s Mayan Heritage and Nature Foundation. Last year their researchers employed state-of-the-art aerial mapping technology called LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) at the archaeological site at […]

Generally accepted Western conceits about the possible size and scope of tropical civilizations continue to be shattered with the help of high-powered 3D scanning technology and organizations like PACUNAM, Guatemala’s Mayan Heritage and Nature Foundation. Last...
Release Your Inner Child and Play with 3D Printed Replicas of Einstein’s Building Blocks

Release Your Inner Child and Play with 3D Printed Replicas of Einstein’s Building Blocks

Did you have a favorite toy as a child? I had many favorites growing up, but the first was this little rubber Grover from Sesame Street with bendable arms and legs; I carried him everywhere. According to research, the act of playing is extremely important for children’s learning and development, as it’s the most fun, natural […]

Did you have a favorite toy as a child? I had many favorites growing up, but the first was this little rubber Grover from Sesame Street with bendable arms and legs; I carried him everywhere. According to research, the act of playing is extremely important for...
Stratasys VA Initiative Update: 3D Printed Orthotic Gives Veteran a Helping Hand

Stratasys VA Initiative Update: 3D Printed Orthotic Gives Veteran a Helping Hand

When our veterans return home from fighting for our country, they deserve all of the help we can give them. Top 3D printing solutions company Stratasys has used its innovative technology multiple times to make custom 3D printed prosthetics and orthotics for veterans, even partnering with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) last year on an initiative […]

When our veterans return home from fighting for our country, they deserve all of the help we can give them. Top 3D printing solutions company Stratasys has used its innovative technology multiple times to make custom 3D printed prosthetics and orthotics for veterans,...
CES 2018: Shining 3D Introduces Two New Accessories for EinScan 3D Scanner Series

CES 2018: Shining 3D Introduces Two New Accessories for EinScan 3D Scanner Series

The new product announcements coming out of CES 2018, which opened yesterday in Las Vegas, continue to roll in. It’s always an exciting show that gives companies the chance to introduce a wealth of new products, and this year’s is proving to be no different. Leading Chinese 3D printer and 3D scanner manufacturer Shining 3D, […]

The new product announcements coming out of CES 2018, which opened yesterday in Las Vegas, continue to roll in. It’s always an exciting show that gives companies the chance to introduce a wealth of new products, and this year’s is proving to be no different....
XYZprinting Unveiling Major Expansion and New 3D Printers at Upcoming CES 2018

XYZprinting Unveiling Major Expansion and New 3D Printers at Upcoming CES 2018

Top 3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting had a very busy 2017, with new partnerships announced and several new 3D printers introduced, including five industrial 3D printers, the da Vinci Super, the Nobel Superfine, and the da Vinci Color. Like so many prolific 3D printing companies, XYZprinting is gearing up for CES 2018 in Las Vegas next week, […]

Top 3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting had a very busy 2017, with new partnerships announced and several new 3D printers introduced, including five industrial 3D printers, the da Vinci Super, the Nobel Superfine, and the da Vinci Color. Like so many prolific 3D...
University of Indianapolis Examines 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Use in Occupational Therapy

University of Indianapolis Examines 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Use in Occupational Therapy

The University of Indianapolis first launched its UIndyDay initiative in April 2016 with the goal of raising money for projects that would support continued academic excellence and diversity. Last year’s UIndyDay included five projects and brought in nearly $40,000 from 470 donors. The project that received the most donations was from the School of Occupational Therapy, which used the money […]

The University of Indianapolis first launched its UIndyDay initiative in April 2016 with the goal of raising money for projects that would support continued academic excellence and diversity. Last year’s UIndyDay included five projects and brought in nearly...
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...
Remaking Egypt: The Resurrection of the Tomb of Seti I Through 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Remaking Egypt: The Resurrection of the Tomb of Seti I Through 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Egypt captures the imagination like no other place on earth, rich in ancient treasures and tantalizing mysteries. The tombs of the golden faced pharaohs preserved for eternity with their impassive stares, and the carefully painted treasure troves and painstakingly created models designed to follow them into the afterlife offer a rich snapshot of the deeply […]

Egypt captures the imagination like no other place on earth, rich in ancient treasures and tantalizing mysteries. The tombs of the golden faced pharaohs preserved for eternity with their impassive stares, and the carefully painted treasure troves and painstakingly...
ScanPyramids Uses 3D Scanning and Virtual Reality to Provide Immersive Learning Experience

ScanPyramids Uses 3D Scanning and Virtual Reality to Provide Immersive Learning Experience

Scientists from the Egypto-international ScanPyramids Project recently uncovered a 30-meter long chamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu Pyramid) and they’re calling it “ScanPyramids Big Void.” This is the first major space found inside the Khufu Pyramid since the nineteenth century. The results were recently published in the journal Nature. With the support of La Fondation Dassault Systèmes and Emissive, the […]

Scientists from the Egypto-international ScanPyramids Project recently uncovered a 30-meter long chamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu Pyramid) and they’re calling it “ScanPyramids Big Void.” This is the first major space found inside the...
Thor3D Introduces Calibration Kit for Drake 3D Scanner to Ensure Accurate Scans Every Time

Thor3D Introduces Calibration Kit for Drake 3D Scanner to Ensure Accurate Scans Every Time

Moscow-based 3D imaging company Thor3D has been taking the 3D scanning industry by storm since it first introduced its handheld Thor 3D Scanner and marking system in 2016. About a year ago, the company released its second handheld scanner, the wireless Drake scanning system, which can capture both small and large objects. The body of […]

Moscow-based 3D imaging company Thor3D has been taking the 3D scanning industry by storm since it first introduced its handheld Thor 3D Scanner and marking system in 2016. About a year ago, the company released its second handheld scanner, the wireless Drake scanning...
Tyr3D: 3D Printing Replacement Car Parts in the Backside of Ireland

Tyr3D: 3D Printing Replacement Car Parts in the Backside of Ireland

When I first came upon the Tyr3D website it was not very confidence inspiring. And I was not exactly a fan of Tyr3D logo either. Yet, I had been assured that they were at the forefront of 3D printing spare car parts. Where everywhere else people just talked about 3D printing replacement car parts, Tyr3D […]

When I first came upon the Tyr3D website it was not very confidence inspiring. And I was not exactly a fan of Tyr3D logo either. Yet, I had been assured that they were at the forefront of 3D printing spare car parts. Where everywhere else people just talked about 3D...
3D Printing Technology is For the Birds: Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Gets 3D Printed Prosthetic Beak

3D Printing Technology is For the Birds: Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Gets 3D Printed Prosthetic Beak

While iterative 3D printing technology is helpful when making 3D printed prosthetics for humans, it’s also been used to give many of our feathered friends a new lease on life. Birds use their beaks to clean their feathers, defend themselves, build nests, and eat, so the consequences can be difficult, and even devastating, for a […]

While iterative 3D printing technology is helpful when making 3D printed prosthetics for humans, it’s also been used to give many of our feathered friends a new lease on life. Birds use their beaks to clean their feathers, defend themselves, build nests, and...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 1, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 1, 2017

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be discussing a little business news, then moving to materials, and finishing with something fun to get your weekend started. Additive Manufacturing Technologies has announced a partnership with Midwest Prototyping, while the Dubai RTA is working with Siemens to produce 3D printed metro parts. […]

For this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll be discussing a little business news, then moving to materials, and finishing with something fun to get your weekend started. Additive Manufacturing Technologies has announced a partnership...
Shining 3D Announces EinScan Software V2.5 with Improvements in the 3D Scanning Experience

Shining 3D Announces EinScan Software V2.5 with Improvements in the 3D Scanning Experience

Founded in 2004, China’s Shining 3D offers 3D solutions to the world, to include equipment for 3D scanning, 3D printing, designing and manufacturing—even including a cloud platform with a completely established network. In the past couple of years they have submitted many applications for different patents for inventions, utility models, software copyrights, and more. As […]

Founded in 2004, China’s Shining 3D offers 3D solutions to the world, to include equipment for 3D scanning, 3D printing, designing and manufacturing—even including a cloud platform with a completely established network. In the past couple of years they have submitted...
3D Scanning with Water: Researchers Introduce New “Dip Transform” Method

3D Scanning with Water: Researchers Introduce New “Dip Transform” Method

There are multiple types of 3D scanners, employing a number of different scanning technologies, but each of those technologies has limitations. Shiny surfaces and black surfaces are notoriously difficult to scan, and it’s often a challenge to capture the entire surfaces of complex objects. A scanner is a very visual tool; it can only scan […]

There are multiple types of 3D scanners, employing a number of different scanning technologies, but each of those technologies has limitations. Shiny surfaces and black surfaces are notoriously difficult to scan, and it’s often a challenge to capture the entire...
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 News Briefs: April 11, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: April 11, 2017

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll talk about new 3D printing material colors, an industrial fair, how 3D printing technology was used to build brain models, a plant health product, and a carbon positive ceramic bowl, and then wrap things up with a little business news. colorFabb’s newest filament is now available […]

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll talk about new 3D printing material colors, an industrial fair, how 3D printing technology was used to build brain models, a plant health product, and a carbon positive ceramic bowl, and then wrap things...
NASA’s Massive James Webb Space Telescope Inspires Out-of-This-World 3D Printed Art

NASA’s Massive James Webb Space Telescope Inspires Out-of-This-World 3D Printed Art

Art is always inspired by something – a feeling, an event, a muse. So what can artists come up with when their given muse is a large, technologically advanced telescope? NASA, which has long acknowledged how space exploration can inspire works of art, selected 25 multimedia artists to view the large, infrared James Webb Space Telescope […]

Art is always inspired by something – a feeling, an event, a muse. So what can artists come up with when their given muse is a large, technologically advanced telescope? NASA, which has long acknowledged how space exploration can inspire works of art, selected...
Knockout Concepts Packs a Punch in 3D Scanning Software

Knockout Concepts Packs a Punch in 3D Scanning Software

About a month ago, I was in Columbus, Ohio to see 3D technologies come together in a community-driven project that showcased local brewmasters in the Tap Takeover event spearheaded by Knockout Concepts. The 3D scanning software company turned to nearby IC3D for 3D printing capabilities as well as local artist Kendric Tonn to paint the beer taps […]

About a month ago, I was in Columbus, Ohio to see 3D technologies come together in a community-driven project that showcased local brewmasters in the Tap Takeover event spearheaded by Knockout Concepts. The 3D scanning software company turned to nearby IC3D for 3D...
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