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3D Printing News Briefs: August 14, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: August 14, 2018

We’re taking care of business first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a story about 3D printed glasses and then moving on into the aerospace sector. 3YOURMIND is sharing a preview of its upcoming virtual AM Summit, and Rize published a new case study. TriPro 3D Technology introduced a new 3D printer, and […]

We’re taking care of business first in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a story about 3D printed glasses and then moving on into the aerospace sector. 3YOURMIND is sharing a preview of its upcoming virtual AM Summit, and Rize published a new...
Composites Startup Introduces Continuous Fiber Manufacturing Technology for 3D Printing High Performance Parts

Composites Startup Introduces Continuous Fiber Manufacturing Technology for 3D Printing High Performance Parts

In 2016, the award-winning Atropos 3D printing research project on 3D printing thermosetting continuous fiber composite materials was born out of a collaboration between KUKA, Owens Corning, and +Lab, which is run by Professor Marinella Levi of of the Politecnico di Milano. The unique, patented technology wields photocurable continuous fiber composites through a six-axis robotic arm. This past winter, […]

In 2016, the award-winning Atropos 3D printing research project on 3D printing thermosetting continuous fiber composite materials was born out of a collaboration between KUKA, Owens Corning, and +Lab, which is run by Professor Marinella Levi of of the Politecnico di...
New York Architecture Firm Uses 3D Printing to Create Beautiful Concrete Molds for Building Restoration

New York Architecture Firm Uses 3D Printing to Create Beautiful Concrete Molds for Building Restoration

Architecture and engineering firm EDG, based in New York, designs new buildings, renovations, and restoration projects. Now, the company is investigating the different capabilities that 3D printing can bring to its industry. Over the last five years, EDG has been researching the possible combination of concrete casting and 3D printing to create customizable molds. John […]

Architecture and engineering firm EDG, based in New York, designs new buildings, renovations, and restoration projects. Now, the company is investigating the different capabilities that 3D printing can bring to its industry. Over the last five years, EDG has been...
Case Study: Senior Flexonics Saves 95% on New Heat Exchanger Design with ANSYS 3D Simulation Software

Case Study: Senior Flexonics Saves 95% on New Heat Exchanger Design with ANSYS 3D Simulation Software

In order to remain competitive on the market, businesses need to be able to develop innovative products, while keeping costs low and efficiency high. Illinois-based Senior Flexonics recently worked with ANSYS, the global leader in 3D simulation software, to accomplish all of these things. Senior Flexonics is currently developing the next generation of compact liquid/air heat […]

In order to remain competitive on the market, businesses need to be able to develop innovative products, while keeping costs low and efficiency high. Illinois-based Senior Flexonics recently worked with ANSYS, the global leader in 3D simulation software, to accomplish...
Tundra-M Drone Prototype Flies High Thanks to CRP Technology’s 3D Printing and Windform Materials

Tundra-M Drone Prototype Flies High Thanks to CRP Technology’s 3D Printing and Windform Materials

Italy-based CRP Technology, part of the larger CRP Group, has used its versatile Windform composite materials and SLS 3D printing technology to manufacture everything from masks and golf drivers to motorcycle components and drone prototypes. In a new case study, we’re getting a closer look at the 3D printed Tundra-M, the functional prototype of Hexadrone’s first modular, easy-to-use […]

Italy-based CRP Technology, part of the larger CRP Group, has used its versatile Windform composite materials and SLS 3D printing technology to manufacture everything from masks and golf drivers to motorcycle components and drone prototypes. In a new case study,...
Metal 3D Printing Speeds Product Development for Engine Parts Production

Metal 3D Printing Speeds Product Development for Engine Parts Production

About one year ago, Desktop Metal, headquartered in Massachusetts, introduced its highly anticipated metal 3D printers, the Desktop Metal Studio System and the Desktop Metal Production System, to the masses. This past winter, the company began to ship Studio Systems to its first Pioneer Program customers, including Virginia startup Lumenium LLC. Lumenium is working to […]

About one year ago, Desktop Metal, headquartered in Massachusetts, introduced its highly anticipated metal 3D printers, the Desktop Metal Studio System and the Desktop Metal Production System, to the masses. This past winter, the company began to ship Studio Systems...
3D Printing ROI: Pharmaceutical Company Sees 95% Part Cost Reduction, 70% Weight Reduction

3D Printing ROI: Pharmaceutical Company Sees 95% Part Cost Reduction, 70% Weight Reduction

In a new case study, global 3D printing leader Stratasys, which will soon introduce its new metal 3D printer, has explained how a top French pharmaceutical company was able to achieve a full return on investment (ROI) within just one year of purchasing and installing one of its production FDM 3D printers. Bristol-Myers Squibb subsidiary UPSA determined […]

In a new case study, global 3D printing leader Stratasys, which will soon introduce its new metal 3D printer, has explained how a top French pharmaceutical company was able to achieve a full return on investment (ROI) within just one year of purchasing and installing...
CRP Group Uses SLS 3D Printing and Windform Materials to Make Energica Motorcycle Components

CRP Group Uses SLS 3D Printing and Windform Materials to Make Energica Motorcycle Components

The 3D printed Energica Ego electric motorcycle debuted in 2016 by CRP Group subsidiary Energica. The Italian company uses CRP’s advanced, high performance Windform materials to 3D print the components for the motorcycle, which was on display at CES 2018. Energica is also developing the Ego Corsa motorbike for teams to race in next year’s FIM Enel MotoE World Cup. […]

The 3D printed Energica Ego electric motorcycle debuted in 2016 by CRP Group subsidiary Energica. The Italian company uses CRP’s advanced, high performance Windform materials to 3D print the components for the motorcycle, which was on display at CES 2018....
3D Printed Bone Replica Helps Pilot with Ankle Cysts Keep Flying High

3D Printed Bone Replica Helps Pilot with Ankle Cysts Keep Flying High

The talus, part of the tarsus group of foot bones that transmits the entire weight of the body to the foot, is a large ankle bone that articulates with the tibia and heel bone. Obviously it’s a pretty important bone in terms of comfort while walking and performing other activities, like flying a plane, so when […]

The talus, part of the tarsus group of foot bones that transmits the entire weight of the body to the foot, is a large ankle bone that articulates with the tibia and heel bone. Obviously it’s a pretty important bone in terms of comfort while walking and...
Classic Car Magazine 3D Scans and Restores Unique 1937 Ford Eifel with Help from Artec 3D

Classic Car Magazine 3D Scans and Restores Unique 1937 Ford Eifel with Help from Artec 3D

3D printing and scanning technology has been used many times to recreate and restore many rare objects from the past, such as cars. Online magazine Classic-Car.TV is passionate about classic cars, as you can no doubt tell by the name, and recently called on Artec 3D to use the company’s 3D scanning expertise for a unique […]

3D printing and scanning technology has been used many times to recreate and restore many rare objects from the past, such as cars. Online magazine Classic-Car.TV is passionate about classic cars, as you can no doubt tell by the name, and recently called on Artec 3D...
Medical Device Company Uses Carbon 3D Printing Technology to Reduce Product Turnaround by 70%

Medical Device Company Uses Carbon 3D Printing Technology to Reduce Product Turnaround by 70%

Companies from around the world in many industries have called on Carbon, and its innovative Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology, to help with the development of many products, from shoes and race cars to mobile device protection solutions and an intraosseous infusion device that can be used to transfer fluids to patients in developing areas of the […]

Companies from around the world in many industries have called on Carbon, and its innovative Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology, to help with the development of many products, from shoes and race cars to mobile device protection solutions and an intraosseous...
Renishaw Case Study: Benefits of Smart Implants with Sensor and 3D Printing Technologies

Renishaw Case Study: Benefits of Smart Implants with Sensor and 3D Printing Technologies

One of the many reasons I am grateful to be living in the current century is a much higher quality of healthcare. In times past, blacksmiths and barbers were also medical care providers, along with healers and specialized bone setters. These archaic provider options don’t sound particularly fun to me, but thankfully, medical treatment has […]

One of the many reasons I am grateful to be living in the current century is a much higher quality of healthcare. In times past, blacksmiths and barbers were also medical care providers, along with healers and specialized bone setters. These archaic provider options...
Fontys University Students Experiment with Filament Extrusion and 3D Printing

Fontys University Students Experiment with Filament Extrusion and 3D Printing

One of the most promising aspects of 3D printing is the fact that additive manufacturing adds material and only uses what is necessary through building structures up (albeit with any required supports), whereas through traditional subtractive methodologies, greater amounts of raw materials are required in order to cut away what is required. While the sheer […]

One of the most promising aspects of 3D printing is the fact that additive manufacturing adds material and only uses what is necessary through building structures up (albeit with any required supports), whereas through traditional subtractive methodologies, greater...
3D Printing Helps Formula SAE Car Stay on Track

3D Printing Helps Formula SAE Car Stay on Track

From steering wheels and dashboards to air intakes, 3D printing technology has come into play for many Formula SAE teams looking to improve their race cars. In a new case study recently published by Carbon, we learn how student engineering organization Hornet Racing, affiliated with the Sacramento campus of California State University, worked with the […]

From steering wheels and dashboards to air intakes, 3D printing technology has come into play for many Formula SAE teams looking to improve their race cars. In a new case study recently published by Carbon, we learn how student engineering organization Hornet Racing,...
17,000% Cost Reduction with Open Source 3D Printing: Michigan Tech Study Showcases Parametric 3D Printed Slot Die System

17,000% Cost Reduction with Open Source 3D Printing: Michigan Tech Study Showcases Parametric 3D Printed Slot Die System

We often cover the work of prolific Dr. Joshua Pearce, an Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech); he also runs the university’s Open Sustainability Technology (MOST) Research Group. Dr. Pearce, a major proponent for sustainability and open source technology, has previously taught an undergraduate engineering course on how to build […]

We often cover the work of prolific Dr. Joshua Pearce, an Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech); he also runs the university’s Open Sustainability...
New Balance Uses Ultrasonic Equipment and Sieves to Ensure High Powder Throughput For 3D Printed Midsoles

New Balance Uses Ultrasonic Equipment and Sieves to Ensure High Powder Throughput For 3D Printed Midsoles

Established in 1906, New Balance is one of the world’s largest shoe manufacturers. Way back in 2013, the company, which also makes athletic clothing, used 3D printing technology for the first time to create custom spike plates for track athlete Jack Bolas. The company continued to supply customized 3D printed spikes and cleats to its sponsored athletes, but […]

Established in 1906, New Balance is one of the world’s largest shoe manufacturers. Way back in 2013, the company, which also makes athletic clothing, used 3D printing technology for the first time to create custom spike plates for track athlete Jack Bolas. The...
3D Printed Miniatures Capture Chinese Historical Scenes

3D Printed Miniatures Capture Chinese Historical Scenes

We often see 3D printing technology used to breathe life back into history and art through models, replicas, and miniatures. Chinese 3D printer and scanner manufacturer Shining 3D, well-known for its EinStart 3D printers, EinScan software, and 3D scanners, began an ambitious art preservation initiative last year, asking people to 3D scan museum art and artifacts […]

We often see 3D printing technology used to breathe life back into history and art through models, replicas, and miniatures. Chinese 3D printer and scanner manufacturer Shining 3D, well-known for its EinStart 3D printers, EinScan software, and 3D scanners, began an...
LulzBot Helps OtterBox Expand Its uniVERSE with Open Source, 3D Printed Accessory Mounts

LulzBot Helps OtterBox Expand Its uniVERSE with Open Source, 3D Printed Accessory Mounts

Founded in Colorado nearly 20 years ago, OtterBox is the number one supplier of smartphone cases in the US. The company makes frequent use of 3D printing technology for its cases, and its uniVERSE Case System, which has a slim but durable OtterBox protective case for an iPhone and and iPad, with a modular rail mount on […]

Founded in Colorado nearly 20 years ago, OtterBox is the number one supplier of smartphone cases in the US. The company makes frequent use of 3D printing technology for its cases, and its uniVERSE Case System, which has a slim but durable OtterBox protective case for...
ZJUT Racing Team Uses 3D Printing to Customize Car

ZJUT Racing Team Uses 3D Printing to Customize Car

As the first generation of 3D print pioneers establishes themselves, a younger upcoming generation looks to them for support and guidance. To help support this process, the faculty at the Zheijang University of Technology (ZJUT), located in Hangzhou, China developed an alumni mentoring program that calls upon 13 of their distinguished graduates to come back […]

As the first generation of 3D print pioneers establishes themselves, a younger upcoming generation looks to them for support and guidance. To help support this process, the faculty at the Zheijang University of Technology (ZJUT), located in Hangzhou, China developed...
Prosthetic Leg Prototype Designed to Improve Balance and Mobility for Dogs

Prosthetic Leg Prototype Designed to Improve Balance and Mobility for Dogs

We’ve seen birds, tortoises, lizards, and cats get a new lease on life thanks to 3D printed prosthetic limbs, but more often, it seems, we hear about puppies and dogs that benefit from the use of 3D printed prosthetics – though the technology doesn’t always end up being the right choice. Recently, Model Solution, a provider […]

We’ve seen birds, tortoises, lizards, and cats get a new lease on life thanks to 3D printed prosthetic limbs, but more often, it seems, we hear about puppies and dogs that benefit from the use of 3D printed prosthetics – though the technology doesn’t...
College Student’s First 3D Printer Purchase Leads to a New Business

College Student’s First 3D Printer Purchase Leads to a New Business

In 2016, John Kray bought his first 3D printer, a . Today, he’s in business as the co-founder of Hydra Research, LLC, a 3D printing startup in Portland, Oregon. Kray is a little bit surprised to find himself running a 3D printing startup, but thrilled at the same time. “This is all a little overwhelming […]

In 2016, John Kray bought his first 3D printer, a LulzBot Mini. Today, he’s in business as the co-founder of Hydra Research, LLC, a 3D printing startup in Portland, Oregon. Kray is a little bit surprised to find himself running a 3D printing startup, but...
3D Printing Speeds Product Development Cycle for Tuberculosis Diagnostic Device

3D Printing Speeds Product Development Cycle for Tuberculosis Diagnostic Device

Sometimes projects don’t work the way you want or need them to the first time, and as the saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. The Global Good Fund, a collaboration to develop technologies for humanitarian impact between Bill Gates and global invention company Intellectual Ventures (IV), recently turned to Carbon and […]

Sometimes projects don’t work the way you want or need them to the first time, and as the saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. The Global Good Fund, a collaboration to develop technologies for humanitarian impact between Bill Gates...
Oceanside Fire Department Uses 3D Printing to Speed Up Response Time

Oceanside Fire Department Uses 3D Printing to Speed Up Response Time

The Oceanside Fire Department in California is using 3D printing to help make daily tasks easier and improve response times. Fire Captain Andy Stotts, who has a background in design and prototype development, first introduced 3D printing to the fire department after watching a YouTube channel showing a phone case being made using 3D printing – […]

The Oceanside Fire Department in California is using 3D printing to help make daily tasks easier and improve response times. Fire Captain Andy Stotts, who has a background in design and prototype development, first introduced 3D printing to the fire department after...
BORN Motor Co. Saves Time and Money in Motorcycle Production with Sigma 3D Printer

BORN Motor Co. Saves Time and Money in Motorcycle Production with Sigma 3D Printer

Barcelona-based BORN Motor Co. has a lot going on. Not only does it produce high-quality deconstructed motorcycles, the company also designs limited editions and upgrade kits for motorcycles, as well as serving as an industrial design studio that collaborates with several motorcycle manufacturers on aesthetic design. A great deal of careful work is done at […]

Barcelona-based BORN Motor Co. has a lot going on. Not only does it produce high-quality deconstructed motorcycles, the company also designs limited editions and upgrade kits for motorcycles, as well as serving as an industrial design studio that collaborates with...
3D Printing News Briefs: November 17, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 17, 2017

We’re starting off with the business end of things in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some software news, a 3D printing handbook, and a new 3D printing material. The Dubai RTA has introduced new 3D printing initiatives, while Optomec announces a sales partnership with CNC Software and ESUN enters a strategic sales and […]

We’re starting off with the business end of things in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some software news, a 3D printing handbook, and a new 3D printing material. The Dubai RTA has introduced new 3D printing initiatives, while Optomec announces...
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