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Improved 3D Printing: Near-Convex Decomposition & Layering

Researchers İlke Demir, Daniel G. Aliaga, and Bedrich Benes tackle one of the most popular topics in 3D printing today: optimization. While the many benefits of digital fabrication are oft…

Eliminating Supports in 3D Printing: Accelerating Decomposition for Multi-Directional Techniques

International researchers investigate more complex matters in digital fabrication, detailing their latest study in the recently published ‘Learning to Accelerate Decomposition for Multi-Directional 3D Printing.’ Delving into a subject of…

Monte Carlo Tree Search: Optimizing Toolpath Planning in FDM 3D Printing

Authors Chanyeol Yoo, Samuel Lensgraf, Samuel Lensgraf, Lee M. Clemon, and Ramgopal Mettu detail their research for improvements in FDM 3D printing, outlined in the recently published ‘Toward Optimal FDM…

DSM & Twikit Collaborate: Designing 3D Printing Solutions for Healthcare, Automotive, Apparel

With offices based around the globe, Royal DSM is behind many innovative projects today meant to make a difference in fostering sustainability—as well as a 3D printing ecosystem wherever possible….

Collaborative Research Team Develops Density-Graded Structure for Extrusion 3D Printing of Functionally Graded Materials

Plenty of research has been completed in regards to FDM (extrusion) 3D printing, such as how to improve part quality and how to reliably fabricate functionally graded materials (FGM). The…

Alchemite Machine Learning Engine Used to Design New Alloy for Direct Laser Deposition 3D Printing

Artificial intelligence (AI) company Intellegens, which is a spin-off from the University of Cambridge, created a unique toolset that can train deep neural networks from noisy or sparse data. The machine…

Researchers Create Algorithm for Shifting the Center of Gravity in 3D Printed Objects

In an article entitled “Tuning the Center of Gravity of 3D Printed Artifacts,” a pair of researchers discusses how they came up with an Algorithms-Aided Design (AAD) approach to shifting…

Novel Approach to Optimizing Soft Material 3D Printing Detailed in New Research Paper

When it comes to 3D printing materials, from metals and self-folding plastics to biomaterials like soft tissue, the researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) know their stuff. Now, a research team from the…

TU Delft’s Multi-Axis Robotic 3D Printing System Makes it Possible to Print Without Supports

August 12-16 in Vancouver, SIGGRAPH 2018, the world’s largest computer graphics and interactive techniques conference, will kick off five days of interesting programming and exhibitions. Many research teams from around the…

University of Michigan Provides Updates on Algorithm to Speed Up 3D Printing

You might remember reading an article recently about an algorithm developed at the University of Michigan’s Smart and Sustainable Automation Lab (S2A) that would allow desktop 3D printers to double their speed….

Software Algorithm Developed at University of Michigan Speeds Up 3D Printing

Recent developments in the Smart and Sustainable Automation Research Lab (S2A Lab) at the University of Michigan College of Engineering might make it easier for 3D printing enthusiasts to answer one…

Mammoth Makes 3D Printing Smoother: Mixed Dimensions Introduces Next-Generation 3D File Repair Technology

In 2014, San Francisco-based startup Mixed Dimensions introduced its MakePrintable service, which quickly and easily fixes common 3D printing problems. The service’s free analysis tool checks users’ files for printability,…

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…

3D Printing Art: Complicated Opportunities

3D printing is being used by artists, curators, museums and galleries worldwide to create works. Designers, sculptors, digital artists, painters and people new to the art world are using 3D…

The Digital Hand: Using Kinect to Create 3D Printed Furniture and Objects

Parametric is a favorite word among the digital design community. In fact, one of my colleagues at the university and a good friend of ours used it so often that…

An Army of Genetically Modified 3D Printed Vases ‘GeMo’ Launches on Kickstarter

Building on the possibilities for variation and personalization that are being recognized as one of the hallmark features of digital design and production, the group behind GeMo is working to…