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Covestro Buys DSM Additive Manufacturing: Analysis and Implications for 3D Printing

German materials company Covestro has acquired DSM Functional Materials for €1.6 billion, of which DSM aims ultimately to receive €1.4 billion net. The purchase includes the following: “DSM’s Resins &…

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3D Printed Footwear to Generate $4.2 Billion by 2025

SmarTech Analysis has put out its latest report about additive manufacturing (AM) in the footwear industry, titled “3D-Printed Footwear 2020-2030, an Analysis of the Market Potential of 3D Printing in…

3DP AIPerfecter Offers Part Analysis to 3D Printing Service Bureaus

Service bureaus offer the ability to have prototypes and parts fabricated on professional equipment (especially important as some designers may not have access to any 3D printing resources) and in…

Drug Response Testing: Bioprinting Scaffold-Free Cardiac Constructs

Researchers have come together to make improvements in cardiac medicine, releasing the details of a recent study in “Drug response analysis for scaffold-free cardiac constructs fabricated using bio-3D printer.” Acting…

Ireland: Characterizing Mechanisms of Metallic 3D Printing Powder Recycling

In order to cut down on material waste, and save money, laboratories will often reuse leftover metal AM powder. A trio of researchers from the I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre…

Malaysia: Comparing 3D Printed and Conventionally Manufactured Ankle-Foot Orthoses

An ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is a support brace, or splint, that surrounds the region above the ankle down to the foot, and is used to treat disorders like foot drop…

3D Screener Webinar: Evonik’s New Software Tool Can Help Manufacturers

Just over a week ago, specialty chemicals and 3D printing materials company Evonik announced the introduction of a new software tool for additive manufacturing (AM). Developed by Castor, an Israeli…

Evonik Announces Additive Pricing Analysis Software

Chemical giant and 3D printing materials company Evonik has introduced its first software for additive manufacturing (AM). The software is meant to reduce AM costs by helping users determine the…

Comparing 3D Printed Titanium Acetabular Cup Implants

In the recently published ‘Comparative analysis of current 3D printed acetabular titanium implants,’ researchers analyzed innovative medical devices in the form of acetabular cups, meant to improve bone fixation and…

Parameter Optimization for 3D Printing of Continuous Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Composites

In the recently published ‘A Sensitivity Analysis-Based Parameter Optimization Framework for 3D Printing of Continuous Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Composites,’ researchers continue to explore the world of enhanced materials for fabrication of…

3D Printing Microstructures for New Drug Delivery Systems with SPHRINT

In the recently published, ‘SPHRINT – Printing Drug Delivery Microspheres from Polymeric Melts,’ authors Tal Shpigel, Almog Uziel, and Dan Y. Lewitus explore better ways to offer sustained release pharmaceuticals…

University of Mississippi: How to Trace 3D Printed Guns for Forensic Analysis

Parker Riley Ball is a thesis student at the University of Mississippi, exploring some complex areas regarding 3D printing, outlined in ‘Development of a Dart-Mass Spectral Database for 3D Printed…

Bridgeport Research Duo Create and Analyze 3D Printed Frame for Quadrotor Drone

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, are agile and resilient enough to be piloted, and monitored, from remote distances. With four flying dimensions and six degrees of freedom…

Cost Sensitivity Analysis Performed for 3D Printed, Open Source Infant Clubfoot Brace

Congential talipes equinovarus (CTEV), perhaps better known as clubfoot, is one of the most common congenital physical deformities, as it occurs at least once every 1,000 births. In countries like…

Comparing the Operational Characteristics of Plastic 3D Printed Spur Gears

Spur gears, which can achieve high transmission ratio and energy efficiency, are comment elements used in the transmission of motion and high intensity power for mechanical power drives, i.e. belt…

Avante Technology Releasing Emendo Cloud Automated File Analysis and Repair Service for 3D Printing Files

To save time and money during 3D printing projects, we have to work to prevent mistakes ahead of time, rather than just fixing them after the fact. In 2014, Wyoming-based…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 13, 2018

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, which makes today Galentine’s Day if you’re a Parks and Recreation fan. To celebrate, we’re starting today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with Valentine’s Day news – some…

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: August 25, 2017

Happy Friday – let’s get the weekend started with some 3D Printing News Briefs. MyMiniFactory launches its new Click & Print feature, while a popular 3D printing service bureau purchases…

NASA Researchers Use 3D Modeling Software to Run Asteroid Impact Scenarios, Give First Responders a Way to Identify and Defend Against Asteroid Strikes

If you were at all conscious in the year 1998, then you remember the major end-of-the-world asteroid movie that came out that year, Armageddon; not to be confused with the major…

After the Honeymoon: The Hype Surrounding 3D Printing

Our honeymoon is officially over. After a few years of being feted by the world’s media and being one of the most talked about tech subjects globally, 3D printing deception…