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AFRL and University Partners Used 3D Printed Composite Materials to Make Structural Parts

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) near my hometown of Dayton, Ohio, has long been interested in using 3D printing and composite materials for…

Interview With Greg Haye of Local Motors About Co-Creation and 3D Printing

Local Motors burst onto the scene in 2007 using crowdsourcing and cooperative design to develop cars. Their visionary and bold approach lead them to become a nexus for designers, engineers,…

Combining Chopped Carbon Fiber with ABS Has Surprising Effect on 3D Printed Parts

In a paper entitled “Determining the Effect of Yield Strength of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene through the inclusion of Chopped Carbon Fibre,” author Owen M. Cannings of the University of New…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 24, 2018

Starting out with education and moving on to medical and business news…buckle your seat belts, it’s time for this week’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs! Keith Moore, the…

Caracol Factory Using Roboze Technology and Materials to Deliver Finished 3D Printed Parts

Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze, which expanded into the United Arab Emirates and opened a new headquarters in Bari in the last few months, is well known for its 3D printers’…

Comparing FDM 3D Printed Parts with Carbon Nanotubes, Continuous Carbon Fiber and Short Carbon Fiber

Fused deposition modeling, or FDM, 3D printing has several advantages – thermoplastics can be used, which are easy to handle and are strong and durable enough to be used for…

Team Penske Use Stratasys 3D Printing for Carbon Fiber Race Car Parts

When Stratasys released the $70,000 Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition the company already alluded to Team Penske using Stratasys machines for their racing team. Team Penske is a leading Indy, Nascar and…

Colorado-Based AMIDE Alliance Focused on Workforce Development and Creating Sustainable 3D Printing Thermoplastics

It seems these days that Colorado is the place to be in the 3D printing industry. Home to the ADAPT Consortium and 3D Systems’ Littleton Healthcare Technology Center, along with Aleph…

Swinburne Developing World’s First Industry 4.0 Testlab for Manufacturing 3D Printing Carbon Fiber Composite Material

Organizations like Swinburne University of Technology in Australia know that collaboration is important when it comes to developing innovations in the 3D printing field. Two years ago, the university partnered with three…

3D Printing News Briefs: February 9, 2018

We’re starting off your Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs with some 3D printing business news, then moving on to some pretty cool 3D printed projects to get you…

OMNI3D and Kwambio Introduce New Specialized 3D Printing Materials

Polish company OMNI3D is known for its giant 3D printer, the Factory 2.0, which became available for purchase about a year and a half ago. What’s less talked-about, though, is that the…

Rail Researchers at University of Huddersfield Explore 3D Printing of Train Components

If you went to school anywhere in the Western world, there was probably a moment in which you had to memorize the fact that the Scottish inventor James Watt developed…

colorFabb Presents a Highly Printable Nylon and Carbon Fiber 3D Printing Filament

Nylon is a difficult material to 3D print with, especially for extrusion-based systems. The material tends to warp with maddening frequency, and it’s one of the biggest culprits in regards…

Roboze Introducing New CARBON PEEK 3D Printing Material and ARGO 500 3D Printer at formnext

Italy-based FFF 3D printer manufacturer Roboze introduced its first machine, the professional Roboze One, in 2015. The 3D printer was upgraded just a few months ago, not long after the…

3D Printed Robot Prototype Inspired by Hitchhiker Fish Can Cling to Underwater Surfaces

These days, you don’t often see a person standing alone on the side of the highway with their arm out and their thumb up, looking to hitch a ride –…

Hinckley Creates Its Lightest, First Fully Electric Luxury Yacht with Fake Wood and 3D Printed Titanium Components

From sailboats and submarines to yachts, 3D printing technology has been used numerous times to make components for boats and ships. This week, Rhode Island-based yacht builder Hinckley Co., which…

3D Printing Business: Inside Markforged

Boston, Massachusetts is coming into its own as a hub of advanced technologies, championed by an expanding array of strong businesses and fed into through a wealth of prestigious local…

Markforged Expands Industrial 3D Printer Line: CEO Details Accessibility in Local Manufacturing

Massachusetts-based Markforged has been focused on strength in 3D printing, and one of those strengths — materials aside — is the positioning that additive manufacturing offers for local manufacturing. The…

3D Printing News Briefs: July 18, 2017

We’re diving headfirst into some 3D printing legal and business news for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to an additive manufacturing competition and a new additive…

Thermwood Corporation Demonstrates Effectiveness of LSAM with 3D Printed Carbon Fiber Parts

Thermwood Corporation has been busy lately. Last year, the Indiana company introduced LSAM, or Large Scale Additive Manufacturing, a combination 3D printer and CNC router system designed for producing large parts. The LSAM…

Industrial BlackBelt 3D Printer Uses Conveyor Belt as Build Platform to Produce Long Parts

Typically, we see things like groceries fly by on conveyor belts, or even people, if your airport features that large moving sidewalk in the middle of the terminal. In a…

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…

Carbon Fiber Strength and Rubberlike Flexibility: Stratasys Introduces Two New 3D Printing Materials

Stratasys may be one of the oldest, largest, and most-respected manufacturers of 3D printers in the industry, but their materials are a very, very close second to their machines in…

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…