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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…

3D Printed Turtle Eggs May Help to Stop Poaching

If you’re looking for a story that will make you feel good about humanity, this probably isn’t it. However, it might give us a little bit of hope that some…

Warner Bros. Employees Participate in 32-Hour Hackathon with Airwolf’s Axiom 3D Printer

As 3D printing continues to rise in popularity and capability, an increasing number of unexpected companies have taken unique approaches to get themselves familiar with this emerging technology. One of…

Emerging Objects Lets GCode Run Wild in Extruded Clay Experimental Project

California-based Emerging Objects is possibly one of the studios that has experimented most deeply with 3D printing materials and processes, with several impressive projects published worldwide. Ronald Rael and Virginia…

This Week’s 3D Hubs Pre-Holiday Festivities: Celebrate with 3D Printing Events Around the World

As we get closer to the upcoming Holidays, 3D Hubs events are picking up steam again this week as so many cities recover from the Global #3DPrintingDay. There are holiday…

Long Beach Has a New and Very Innovative 3D Printed Key to the City

A key to the city is frequently given away as token of a person’s contribution to making that city a better place. It can acknowledge contributions in civic life, the arts,…

Oakwood School: California K-12 Students Teach Each Other 3D Printing Through Cascaded Learning in Immersion Program

There are many subjects students simply aren’t wild about, from math to chemistry to those pesky grammar courses. Sometimes it’s hard to get the kids interested in media labs, science…

Sculpteo: French, Web-Based 3D Printing Service Sculpteo Puts Down Roots in Silicon Valley

Web-based 3D-printing service and community Sculpteo has been a major force in fostering the growth of 3D printing in France. As its community has grown well beyond the country’s borders, Sculpteo, whose…

High School Student 3D Prints Voice-Controlled Robotic Arm

Irvine High School student Nilay Mehta knew that he wanted to work with prosthetics when he started his science fair project. When he began researching the field, he was struck…

Nascent Objects Allows You to Order & Customize 3D Printed Electronics with Interchangeable ‘Snap-In’ Modules

You may be discovering from a workshop that attempting to 3D print electronics from scratch isn’t as easy as you initially thought–and streamlining the process could not only take down the…

Production Version of Rezvani Beast Supercar Unveiled With Multiple 3D Printed Components

Automobile manufacturers are already using 3D printing to some extent. Whether it’s Ford using 3D printed molds to intricately design components for new models, or the more extreme use of…

3D Printed Hubs are the Centerpieces of Visually Stunning Geodesic Dome Shade Structures

There’s no better, more direct metaphor for the work that Michael Gates and Toby Vann of Archimedes Design do than the hub. It’s both the literal center or core of…