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Mighty Buildings’ Commercial House 3D Printing Automates Construction by 80 Percent

3D printing construction today can build more than just walls, structural shells or components. It can build the entire house, as Mighty Buildings has shown, including floors, ceiling, roofs and…

Relativity Secures a New Launch Site in California for 3D Printed Rockets

A new launch site facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California will be Relativity Space‘s latest adoption to its growing portfolio of infrastructure partnerships. With this new addition,…

Virgin Orbit’s Kevin Zagorski: “AM is the Future of how Rockets will be Designed and Built”

A rocket launched from Earth needs to reach a speed of at least 7.9 kilometers per second to get to space. That’s 20 times the speed of sound and six…

Long Beach: The New Site for Relativity Space’s 3D Printed Rockets

Commercial space companies are looking to get their technology to orbit. This decade could mark a big shift in the race for space domination, with a few big names taking…

New 3D Printing Facilities: atum3D Moves to New Headquarters, Sharebot Opens Showroom in California

Headquarters and international locations offer companies a home base (or home-away-from-home base) from which to operate, serving as the centers for their business operations. Opening new facilities represents a major…

UCLA Chapter of 3D4E to Provide 3D Printed Ukeleles for Disadvantaged Children

The inseparable nature of art and science is continually demonstrated through 3D printing, from the creation of sculptures in which an innate understanding of the material and process of 3D…

FOMAS and INTECO Groups Sign Joint Agreement to Produce Metal 3D Printing Powders in Next-Gen Plants

The 3D metal printing industry just continues to go up in value as more innovations, like printers and other machines, unique materials, software, and processes, continue to be developed every day. There…

Formalloy Releases Latest Metal 3D Printing System: L-Series Machine with Blue Wavelength Laser Technology

Metal 3D printing company Formalloy, established last January in sunny San Diego, has been keeping very busy. In addition to developing and then showcasing its flagship A222 3D printer, which…

Feetz on the Streetz Takes Custom 3D Printed Shoes on a Pop-Up Shop Road Trip

At my old job, food trucks would come and occasionally park in our lot for a few hours during lunch, and sometimes we’d get a fashion store’s mobile truck as…

Grants Awarded to FAMU-FSU and CCSF Offer Financial Support for 3D Printing Education and Research

Being awarded an educational grant can help schools take on innovative projects and research that they may not be able to do otherwise. In terms of additive manufacturing, grants can…

Creative Design Platform Gantri Offers Free Resources and 3D Printing, So Designers Can Quickly Bring Products to Market

If you’re interested in designing unique products and easily selling them online, but aren’t sure where to start, look no further than Gantri, a new, free platform for designers to…

Fourth Grade School Project Takes on Another Dimension as Dad Helps with 3D Printing Historic California Mission

In elementary school, we all had to make a diorama in a shoebox that depicted a scene from one of our favorite books; for the life of me I can’t…

Techniplas Moving Towards Digitization, Establishing New 3D Printing Business Unit for Rapid Tooling Development

Automotive injection molder Technicplas LLC, headquartered in Wisconsin, provides custom injection molding for customers all over the world, and the company recently made a big step in its move to…

First 3D Printed Titanium Implant for the Sacroiliac Joint, the iFuse-3D Implant, Gets FDA Clearance

Titanium has been used to 3D print all sorts of items, like hearing aids and airplane parts, and even a Garmin cycle mount, but the metal is really making a difference in…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 5, 2017

In this week’s second helping of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about challenges and awards, 3D printer distribution, and a little business. Airwolf 3D is sponsoring the fourth annual…

NASA’s PUFFER Microbot Has 3D Printed Wheels to Climb Up Martian Slopes

The rovers that could be used to explore the moon, or other planets in our galaxy, are increasingly being designed and built using 3D printing technology, like Part Time Scientists’ Audi-sponsored…

LLNL Researchers First to 3D Print Aerospace-Grade Carbon Fiber Composites, Using a Modified DIW 3D Printing Process

California-based Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has a 60-year history of applying technology and science to make the world a safer place, and has a vision to be the premier destination…

Digital Fabrication in Architecture and 3D Printing Materials in Focus at AAAS Annual Meeting

The use of 3D printing in the construction field is not a new thing – there are 3D printed office buildings and laboratories, a 9-foot-tall 3D printed pavilion, 3D printed…

Twindom Announces Updates to Twinstant Mobile Full-Body 3D Scanner, App User Interface, and Scanning Software

I’ve been to a few weddings over the last few years where there was a photo booth. This is a pretty fun option for a number of reasons: it gives…

Interactive 3D Model Shows Detailed Topology of California’s Oroville Dam Before Spillway Damage

The wonders of 3D modeling can help people create all sorts of things, including topographical maps and puzzles, like this TopoTopo puzzle from HUSH and a 3D printed map of…

3D Printed Heart Model Helps Cardiologist at the Heart Institute at CHLA to Create Special Stent for a Toddler

It’s almost time for Valentine’s Day, that holiday of endless hearts and flowers and even some 3D printable gifts. But February 14th is not just Valentine’s Day: it’s also the…

Why 3DPrint.com is Looking Forward to SOLIDWORKS World 2017

Industry conferences are typically rife with big announcements on new machines, software, and business partnerships. It makes sense: there are usually hundreds, if not thousands, of people at these types of…

Las Vegas to San Francisco: Sculpteo Designers Complete Successful Road Trip with 3D Printed Bike

I will never forget when my dad taught me how to ride my bike without training wheels for the first time. We went to a small, nearby shopping plaza and…

From Baseball Hall of Famers to That Triple Crown: Moddler’s 3D Printing Talents are in High Demand Today

You can almost hear the sharp crack of the bat, smell hot dogs and popcorn—and taste a sip of delicious but slightly warming beer. The excitement on the baseball field…