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3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: July 18th, 2021

We’ve got another busy week of events and webinars coming up, covering topics from color 3D printing and 3D printed injection molds to SupportFree 3D printing, functional AM materials, and…

3D Print the World’s Oldest Neanderthal Art

If you’re anything like me, you’re fascinated by Neanderthals, that species or subspecies of ancient humans that went extinct, likely due to a combination of factors: climactic shifts, disease, and…

Australia’s Oldest Colonial Built Craft to Be 3D Printed for Exhibit

In November 2018, the well-preserved remains of a boat were unearthed during an excavation at the Barangaroo railway station in Sydney, Australia. The fascinating discovery became one of the most…

Riven Announces Quick Re-Scaling Tool for Addressing Distortions in 3D Printed Parts

After developing a unique quality control package, Riven has expanded its capabilities for producing quality parts with 3D printing. The company’s new re-scaling tool automatically re-scales models for 3D printed…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup: April 17, 2021

From automotive 3D printing stars and SLS 3D printing to combining 3D scans and more, this week we’re covering an array of different topics in our 3D Printing Webinar and…

Facial Recognition and 3D Printing Collide

Olaf Diegel, Professor of Additive Manufacturing at the University of Auckland, is well known for his 3D printed guitars. He and his students conduct many more experiments and projects, however….

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3D scanning and 3D printing: The modern engineering ecosystem 

As additive manufacturing techniques and technologies continue to mature, more and more industry sectors, companies and design teams are realizing the tremendous potential 3D printers, used with in conjunction with…

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Creating affordable custom night guards through the power of 3D printing

Night time teeth grinding, or bruxism in medical terms, affects over 50 million Americans every year. Left unprotected, teeth grinders often wake up with chipped teeth, headaches, receding gum lines,…

Italian Trolleybusses Get 3D Printing Treatment with On-Demand Spares

3D printing is playing an increasing role in the production of spare parts for public transportation and mass transit, particularly in countries outside of the U.S., where those sectors are…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 21, 2021

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re taking a look at some unique projects that were completed using 3D printing. A maker modified a Creality printer to try…

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How to Effectively Master Large Size Aluminum Mold Measuring

With the rapid development and tremendous technical progress made across industries in the past decade, the structural design of products has become more complex and there has been an unseen…

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Designing a Custom Motorcycle with EinScan Pro 2X Plus

Art, culture and the craft of metal: Bryan Fuller´s automotive and motorcycle design and customization shop Fuller Moto inspires, educates and entertains those with a creative spirit and a do-it-yourself…

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iPhone 12 Pro’s LiDAR Scanning and 3D Printing: What will it Mean?

For years people have been speculating when or if 3D scanning will come to mobile phones. Apple’s acquisition of several 3D scanning companies and Google’s Project Tango fueled endless discussions. But,…

Eaton Vehicle Group Launches Automotive Metal 3D Printing Program

Power management giant Eaton is increasing its 3D printing investment with the launch of a new metal 3D printing program with its Vehicle Group. The program is meant to improve…

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3D Scanner Buying Guide 2020

3D scanning is now an engrained business process in industry, architecture, quality assurance and reverse engineering. It is, however, quite a difficult process to master. Many different 3D scanning technologies…

Dinosaurs: First 3D Model of Embryonic Sauropod Reveals New Facial Features

In the eroded badlands of Argentina’s northern Patagonia, sedimented layers of Upper Cretaceous deposits at Auca Mahuevo offer a one of a kind view of the largest nesting site of…

Macotakara 3D Prints iPhone 12 Mockups

Sucking up hours of attention from users around the world since 2007, the iPhone has been a huge source of profit for Apple. The Cupertino-based company, founded in 1976 by…

Thor3D Updates Calibry Nest Software, Improving Workflow for 3D Scanning

Moscow-headquartered Thor3D continues to refine its software and hardware, allowing customers around the globe to continue scanning items at every range, from smaller industrial parts to facial prosthetics, and larger-scale items…

Sustainable Cabin Built on 3D-Printed Concrete Stilts from Infested Ash Wood

Our house had several ash trees in the front and back yard while I was growing up, and we lost three of them due to various acts of nature. Ash…

3D Systems Streamlines Software for Reverse Engineering

3D Systems has announced the latest versions of its Geomagic Design X and Geomagic Wrap  software, this time claiming “first-to-market capabilities” for streamlining workflows and improving design precision. New features…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 28, 2020

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, AMUG has announced the recipients of its two scholarships, Ultimaker is marking a milestone with a new online marketplace and new Cura features, and…

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Optical Metrology: The key to quality control in additive manufacturing

While 3D printing has been around for quite some time, it has only recently come of age as manufacturers are realizing that the technology can be used for more than…

3DPOD Episode 18: Handheld 3D scanning with Anna Zevelyov

Today Max and I return to the world of 3D scanning. We have a guest, Anna Zevelyov who is a co-founder and CEO of Thor3D. Thor3D’s is a 3D scanning…

What is Metrology Part 23 – Error and Perception

Margin of Error After a significant amount of time dedicated to this series, I have made some interesting insights.  When you think of metrology and measurement, humans need to understand…