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"3D Printing and Personalized Healthcare is Here to Stay" - Anatomics Shares Deeper Look at US-First 3D Printed Implant, Regulatory Environment

"3D Printing and Personalized Healthcare is Here to Stay" - Anatomics Shares Deeper Look at US-First 3D Printed Implant, Regulatory Environment

When in 2015 a 3D printed titanium sternum implant provided custom care to a Spanish cancer patient, it wasn’t just an impressive medical achievement for the books; the patient-specific implant and the technology used to create it became a source of inspiration...
3D Printing with PVC -- A Few Questions For: AONIQ

3D Printing with PVC -- A Few Questions For: AONIQ

A few weeks ago, we learned about an Australian company called AONIQ and its industrial 888 3D printer, which is set to go on sale at the beginning of August. One notable feature of the 888 is that it 3D prints with polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, which is one of the most commonly used polymers in […]

A few weeks ago, we learned about an Australian company called AONIQ and its industrial 888 3D printer, which is set to go on sale at the beginning of August. One notable feature of the 888 is that it 3D prints with polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, which is one of the most...
3D Print Your Medical Edibles -- A Few Questions For: Potent Rope

3D Print Your Medical Edibles -- A Few Questions For: Potent Rope

Cannabis is a loaded topic in many circles, particularly in the US, with medical marijuana currently legalized in 29 states and Washington, D.C.; 8 of those states also allow for recreational use. Legalization remains a big dispute, with many states continuing to fight argue for/against continued criminalization for usage and/or cultivation. Every so often, a pair of […]

Cannabis is a loaded topic in many circles, particularly in the US, with medical marijuana currently legalized in 29 states and Washington, D.C.; 8 of those states also allow for recreational use. Legalization remains a big dispute, with many states continuing to...
Tooling U-SME VP Discusses Additive Manufacturing Certification Partnership: "It made perfect sense for Tooling U-SME and America Makes to collaborate"

Tooling U-SME VP Discusses Additive Manufacturing Certification Partnership: "It made perfect sense for Tooling U-SME and America Makes to collaborate"

Back in May, SME announced the first national Additive Manufacturing Certifications, as its workforce development arm, Tooling U-SME, sought to provide a validation of knowledge in additive manufacturing. America Makes was recently named as the exclusive co-sponsor of the new certification programs. Education is increasingly in focus in an ever-more-digital world with advanced manufacturing taking […]

Back in May, SME announced the first national Additive Manufacturing Certifications, as its workforce development arm, Tooling U-SME, sought to provide a validation of knowledge in additive manufacturing. America Makes was recently named as the exclusive co-sponsor of...
Neurotechnology Explains Ultrasonic Manipulation in 3D Printing

Neurotechnology Explains Ultrasonic Manipulation in 3D Printing

Earlier this week, we heard about a new 3D printing method based on ultrasonic manipulation technology. Lithuanian company Neurotechnology‘s Ultrasound Research Group is led by research engineer Dr. Osvaldas Putkis, who in a video introduced their new method with a prototype machine. Dr. Putkis shows off different components of the machine, which includes an ultrasonic […]

Earlier this week, we heard about a new 3D printing method based on ultrasonic manipulation technology. Lithuanian company Neurotechnology‘s Ultrasound Research Group is led by research engineer Dr. Osvaldas Putkis, who in a video introduced their new method...
Desktop 3D Printing on the Automotive Assembly Line -- A Few Questions For: Volkswagen Autoeuropa

Desktop 3D Printing on the Automotive Assembly Line -- A Few Questions For: Volkswagen Autoeuropa

3D printing has its roots in rapid prototyping, and the technology remains a key resource for those looking to cut time and costs in bringing new products to market. The resource-cutting benefits extend far beyond iterative creation, though, as more businesses across a variety of industries are increasingly seeing. One big area benefiting lately from bringing […]

3D printing has its roots in rapid prototyping, and the technology remains a key resource for those looking to cut time and costs in bringing new products to market. The resource-cutting benefits extend far beyond iterative creation, though, as more businesses across...
New Certified Material Developer Program to Expand Desktop 3D Printing Options -- A Few Questions For: NVBOTS

New Certified Material Developer Program to Expand Desktop 3D Printing Options -- A Few Questions For: NVBOTS

New Valence Robotics (NVBOTS) defines its mission as making 3D printing “as easy as printing on paper.” While easy and advanced are often seen as mutually exclusive, that’s not always the case, and it’s certainly not the case with NVBOTS, which is responsible for cutting-edge technology such as the fully automated NVPro, which features the first […]

New Valence Robotics (NVBOTS) defines its mission as making 3D printing “as easy as printing on paper.” While easy and advanced are often seen as mutually exclusive, that’s not always the case, and it’s certainly not the case with NVBOTS, which...
3D Printing Goes Supersonic: Stratasys Discusses New Technical Partnership with Boom

3D Printing Goes Supersonic: Stratasys Discusses New Technical Partnership with Boom

I love going to London; I don’t love getting there. While modern aviation has made international travel much less burdensome than the marathon voyage of yesteryear, spending the better part of a day on a plane is never anyone’s idea of a day well spent. Supersonic flight can cut down the amount of travel time […]

I love going to London; I don’t love getting there. While modern aviation has made international travel much less burdensome than the marathon voyage of yesteryear, spending the better part of a day on a plane is never anyone’s idea of a day well spent....
NASA Uses Artec 3D Scanner to Build Virtual Reality Training Environment

NASA Uses Artec 3D Scanner to Build Virtual Reality Training Environment

In 2015, NASA opened the Hybrid Reality Lab, to allow NASA engineers to train in simulated environments that are as realistic as possible. The lab provides an immersive experience by combining consumer virtual reality technology with tracked 3D objects for both realistic visuals and tactile feedback. The lab uses off-the-shelf virtual reality headsets, Unreal Engine […]

In 2015, NASA opened the Hybrid Reality Lab, to allow NASA engineers to train in simulated environments that are as realistic as possible. The lab provides an immersive experience by combining consumer virtual reality technology with tracked 3D objects for both...
3D Printing, Gaming and Rolling with the Punches -- A Few Questions For: Hobgoblin 3D

3D Printing, Gaming and Rolling with the Punches -- A Few Questions For: Hobgoblin 3D

Since 3D printing began going more mainstream on a consumer level, one group in particular has enthusiastically seized on it: the gaming sector. Tabletop gamers, especially, have seen the opportunities the technology offers for the production of miniatures and terrain for some of the most popular tabletop games, and one group of college graduates even saw […]

Since 3D printing began going more mainstream on a consumer level, one group in particular has enthusiastically seized on it: the gaming sector. Tabletop gamers, especially, have seen the opportunities the technology offers for the production of miniatures and...
Made In Space Releases Video Renderings of Archinaut 3D Printer; CEO Andrew Rush Tells Us More About the Project

Made In Space Releases Video Renderings of Archinaut 3D Printer; CEO Andrew Rush Tells Us More About the Project

Last year, NASA began the Archinaut project, or, as it’s formally titled, Versatile In-Space Robotic Precision Manufacturing and Assembly System. To describe the project, undertaken in collaboration with several partners, as ambitious would be an understatement. The two-year endeavor involves the construction of a massive 3D printer, equipped with a robotic arm, that is capable […]

Last year, NASA began the Archinaut project, or, as it’s formally titled, Versatile In-Space Robotic Precision Manufacturing and Assembly System. To describe the project, undertaken in collaboration with several partners, as ambitious would be an understatement....
Impossible Objects Presents Model One 3D Printer, Tells Us Their Composite-Based Additive Manufacturing Will Compete with Injection Molding

Impossible Objects Presents Model One 3D Printer, Tells Us Their Composite-Based Additive Manufacturing Will Compete with Injection Molding

Today at RAPID + TCT, Illinois-based Impossible Objects is introducing the Model One, its new pilot machine and the latest 3D printer claiming to transform manufacturing as we know it — and directly competing with injection molding for scale production. The company has been revving up for some time with an eye toward end-use production […]

Today at RAPID + TCT, Illinois-based Impossible Objects is introducing the Model One, its new pilot machine and the latest 3D printer claiming to transform manufacturing as we know it — and directly competing with injection molding for scale production. The...
Parallelization to Scale Up Metal Additive Manufacturing: Markforged CEO Details the Roadmap

Parallelization to Scale Up Metal Additive Manufacturing: Markforged CEO Details the Roadmap

Over the last few years, we’ve become quite familiar with Massachusetts-based Markforged, the company behind some of the strongest innovations in 3D printing today. Known already for reinforced 3D printing at the desktop with high-strength materials such as carbon fiber and Kevlar, the company also introduced metal desktop 3D printing early this year when they […]

Over the last few years, we’ve become quite familiar with Massachusetts-based Markforged, the company behind some of the strongest innovations in 3D printing today. Known already for reinforced 3D printing at the desktop with high-strength materials such as...
MakerBot Presents New Grant Resource Guide for Educators Looking to Add 3D Printing Technology to the Classroom

MakerBot Presents New Grant Resource Guide for Educators Looking to Add 3D Printing Technology to the Classroom

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: teachers work really hard every single day for their students, to foster a learning environment that is safe, interesting, and educational. From elementary school all the way up through college and university, schools around the world need to invest in the education of their students, and […]

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: teachers work really hard every single day for their students, to foster a learning environment that is safe, interesting, and educational. From elementary school all the way up through college and university,...
Additive Manufacturing and CAD in Focus in MIT Professional Education Course: Instructors Tell Us About New Offerings

Additive Manufacturing and CAD in Focus in MIT Professional Education Course: Instructors Tell Us About New Offerings

Summer doesn’t always mean a break in educational offerings; while school may be out for the summer, through a new course offering at MIT, professionals can enter the classroom for a one-week intensive course focusing on 3D design for manufacturing. Advances in Computer-Aided Design for Manufacturing, the new course, is set to introduce participants to the […]

Summer doesn’t always mean a break in educational offerings; while school may be out for the summer, through a new course offering at MIT, professionals can enter the classroom for a one-week intensive course focusing on 3D design for manufacturing. Advances in...
Topology Optimization Eases Additive Manufacturing Design -- A Few Questions For: Frustum

Topology Optimization Eases Additive Manufacturing Design -- A Few Questions For: Frustum

Frustum and Siemens announced a new partnership at the beginning of this week, as topology optimization comes to NX software customers. While additive manufacturing offers the unique ability to create incredibly complex geometries, the right tools are still necessary for the job in the form of the right software that can make best use of what […]

Frustum and Siemens announced a new partnership at the beginning of this week, as topology optimization comes to NX software customers. While additive manufacturing offers the unique ability to create incredibly complex geometries, the right tools are still necessary...
Stratasys Tells Us About Their New Expert Services Group to Help Manufacturers Implement 3D Printing

Stratasys Tells Us About Their New Expert Services Group to Help Manufacturers Implement 3D Printing

It’s been an incredibly busy month so far for Stratasys, which just a few days ago announced a large-scale collaboration with the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs to create a 3D printing hospital network, and only days before that introduced two new 3D printing materials. The big news, of course, came at the beginning of the month when […]

It’s been an incredibly busy month so far for Stratasys, which just a few days ago announced a large-scale collaboration with the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs to create a 3D printing hospital network, and only days before that introduced two new 3D...
3D Printing Customized Printlets Creates Personal Pharmaceutical Solutions -- A Few Questions For: FabRx

3D Printing Customized Printlets Creates Personal Pharmaceutical Solutions -- A Few Questions For: FabRx

Some medications don’t require a spoonful of sugar to go down easier — just 3D printing them into customized shapes and formulations might be just what the doctor (very literally) ordered. We’ve been keeping up with the latest introductions on the 3D printed medicine front for some time now, including the introduction, FDA approval, and […]

Some medications don’t require a spoonful of sugar to go down easier — just 3D printing them into customized shapes and formulations might be just what the doctor (very literally) ordered. We’ve been keeping up with the latest introductions on the 3D...
Local Manufacturing & Global Quality in Desktop 3D Printing -- A Few Questions For: MakerGear

Local Manufacturing & Global Quality in Desktop 3D Printing -- A Few Questions For: MakerGear

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting MakerGear’s HQ to see, in the immortal words of MTV’s Cribs, where the magic happens. The magic in this case is in high-quality 3D printing at the desktop, as the MakerGear M2 is well known as a workhorse of a machine suited for professional and educational users alike, […]

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting MakerGear’s HQ to see, in the immortal words of MTV’s Cribs, where the magic happens. The magic in this case is in high-quality 3D printing at the desktop, as the MakerGear M2 is well known as a workhorse of a...
Metal Additive Manufacturing and the Midwest in Focus -- A Few Questions For: EOS

Metal Additive Manufacturing and the Midwest in Focus -- A Few Questions For: EOS

Certain trends are simply undeniable in the 3D printing industry today, such as the rapid growth of metal additive manufacturing. Similarly, just as in real estate, success often comes down to a critical factor: location, location, location. Germany-based EOS has seen location come into play before, benefiting from proximity with fellow German company Audi in […]

Certain trends are simply undeniable in the 3D printing industry today, such as the rapid growth of metal additive manufacturing. Similarly, just as in real estate, success often comes down to a critical factor: location, location, location. Germany-based EOS has seen...
3D Printing for Gamers -- A Few Questions For: U-Dimensions

3D Printing for Gamers -- A Few Questions For: U-Dimensions

Gamers and 3D printing. 3D printing and gamers. It’s a tale as old as time, in that very twenty-first century way. We’ve seen gaming and 3D printing come together in a variety of ways, from the creation of board game and tabletop RPG pieces to a myriad of video game-focused projects, including a video game-inspired […]

Gamers and 3D printing. 3D printing and gamers. It’s a tale as old as time, in that very twenty-first century way. We’ve seen gaming and 3D printing come together in a variety of ways, from the creation of board game and tabletop RPG pieces to a myriad of...
Think2Thing and Ryerson University Bring Back Be3D Conference with Focus on Virtual and Augmented Reality

Think2Thing and Ryerson University Bring Back Be3D Conference with Focus on Virtual and Augmented Reality

Tomorrow, 2017 will enter into its third month, and 3DPrint.com has already been to two major conferences, attending CES 2017 in January and SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2017 at the beginning of February. Next week, we’ll be on the road yet again, this time heading to Toronto for the return of the Be3Dimensional (Be3D) Conference. Not to be confused […]

Tomorrow, 2017 will enter into its third month, and 3DPrint.com has already been to two major conferences, attending CES 2017 in January and SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2017 at the beginning of February. Next week, we’ll be on the road yet again, this time heading to...
Bringing Virtual Reality and 3D Printing Together for Surgical Planning -- A Few Questions For: EchoPixel

Bringing Virtual Reality and 3D Printing Together for Surgical Planning -- A Few Questions For: EchoPixel

Medical applications for 3D technologies simply never cease to amaze me. The intricacies of the human body are best served by a three-dimensional understanding, which flat CT or MRI scans cannot produce. It is to this end that we see an ever-increasing number of medical professionals turning to high-tech solutions for their patient-specific concerns. Among […]

Medical applications for 3D technologies simply never cease to amaze me. The intricacies of the human body are best served by a three-dimensional understanding, which flat CT or MRI scans cannot produce. It is to this end that we see an ever-increasing number of...
35 Schools Awarded 3D Printers Thanks to Dremel's #LearnMakeGive Contest: Educators Tell Us What Winning Means for Their Students

35 Schools Awarded 3D Printers Thanks to Dremel's #LearnMakeGive Contest: Educators Tell Us What Winning Means for Their Students

When I was in middle school shop class, we engraved plastic keychains. There was no design to them other than settling on the brief text we wanted and ensuring we didn’t get our preteen fingers caught in the heavy machinery. Kids today are also able to create their own personalized keychains — but they do […]

When I was in middle school shop class, we engraved plastic keychains. There was no design to them other than settling on the brief text we wanted and ensuring we didn’t get our preteen fingers caught in the heavy machinery. Kids today are also able to create...
Driving the Future of Metal Additive Manufacturing: EOS Tells Us About Their Partnership with Audi

Driving the Future of Metal Additive Manufacturing: EOS Tells Us About Their Partnership with Audi

Recently, we heard about a new partnership set to make waves in the automotive industry as Audi tapped EOS to work toward a “holistic approach for metal-based additive manufacturing.” The two German companies, each known as a leader in its respective field of focus, are coming together to focus on high-end solutions centered around additive […]

Recently, we heard about a new partnership set to make waves in the automotive industry as Audi tapped EOS to work toward a “holistic approach for metal-based additive manufacturing.” The two German companies, each known as a leader in its respective field...
A Recipe for Additive Manufacturing Success: GE Additive Materials Lab Tells Us What They Have Cooking

A Recipe for Additive Manufacturing Success: GE Additive Materials Lab Tells Us What They Have Cooking

Additive manufacturing is an undeniable part of the future of global industry, built on decades of research and innovation. Among the most obvious harbingers of AM to come has been the pace with which global giant GE has been expanding their use of the technology. We have followed as GE has embraced 3D printing in the […]

Additive manufacturing is an undeniable part of the future of global industry, built on decades of research and innovation. Among the most obvious harbingers of AM to come has been the pace with which global giant GE has been expanding their use of the technology. We...