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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...
University Team Races to the Finish Line with 3D Printed Automotive Components

University Team Races to the Finish Line with 3D Printed Automotive Components

3D printing is seeing increasing applications in the racing world, and whether racing cars, superbikes, or even concrete canoes, using the technology to design and build components for racing vehicles can definitely help speed up production and cut back on costs. China-based Farsoon Technologies, which released both its FS271M metal 3D printer and its industrial plastic […]

3D printing is seeing increasing applications in the racing world, and whether racing cars, superbikes, or even concrete canoes, using the technology to design and build components for racing vehicles can definitely help speed up production and cut back on costs....
Dinsmore and the Children's Hospital of Orange County Show Value of Patient-Specific 3D Printed Tibia Model

Dinsmore and the Children's Hospital of Orange County Show Value of Patient-Specific 3D Printed Tibia Model

A 3D printed anatomical model assisted in recent successful surgery on eighteen-year-old Moises Campos. In order to help surgeons better prepare for the complex operation, the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) recently teamed up with Dinsmore Inc., a 3D printing company from Irvine, California, to 3D print a full-scale model of Campos’ tibia based […]

A 3D printed anatomical model assisted in recent successful surgery on eighteen-year-old Moises Campos. In order to help surgeons better prepare for the complex operation, the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) recently teamed up with Dinsmore Inc., a...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 31, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, check out our 3D Printing News Briefs – we’re starting with some virtual reality research, then moving right along with all sorts of new innovations and products in the 3D printing world. European researchers are working on VR that won’t make users feel ill, while a hospital in India sets up […]

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, check out our 3D Printing News Briefs – we’re starting with some virtual reality research, then moving right along with all sorts of new innovations and products in the 3D printing world. European researchers are working on...
3D Systems and K2M Group Holdings Join Capabilities to Collaborate on 3D Printed Implants

3D Systems and K2M Group Holdings Join Capabilities to Collaborate on 3D Printed Implants

This winter, K2M Group Holdings, the first top spine company to market a 3D printed titanium interbody device, announced that it had entered into a comprehensive development agreement with 3D Systems; the two also set up a separate supply agreement for K2M’s CASCADIA TL Interbody System, which features its Lamellar 3D Titanium technology. Now, in an effort to […]

This winter, K2M Group Holdings, the first top spine company to market a 3D printed titanium interbody device, announced that it had entered into a comprehensive development agreement with 3D Systems; the two also set up a separate supply agreement for...
Water Pik Relies on Desktop 3D Printing for Faster Product Development

Water Pik Relies on Desktop 3D Printing for Faster Product Development

Everyone knows the importance of flossing their teeth, but I can’t think of one person who actually enjoys doing it. It’s one of those things that’s necessary but unpleasant. But Water Pik came up with a way to make it a little bit more fun, at least in my opinion. A Water Pik tool uses […]

Everyone knows the importance of flossing their teeth, but I can’t think of one person who actually enjoys doing it. It’s one of those things that’s necessary but unpleasant. But Water Pik came up with a way to make it a little bit more fun, at least...
How Sonova Became a Global Leader in Production 3D Printing and Helped the Hearing Aid Industry Go Digital

How Sonova Became a Global Leader in Production 3D Printing and Helped the Hearing Aid Industry Go Digital

The hearing aid industry today owes its current appearance to hearing aid manufacturer Sonova and 3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC. Fifteen years ago, EnvisionTEC 3D printed hearing aids for Sonova’s Phonak brand, and the company found that the technology was capable of producing better-fitting, more comfortable, customized devices than the traditional manufacturing technologies it had been using before. […]

The hearing aid industry today owes its current appearance to hearing aid manufacturer Sonova and 3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC. Fifteen years ago, EnvisionTEC 3D printed hearing aids for Sonova’s Phonak brand, and the company found that the technology was...
Vaupell Turns to 3D Printing to Create Complex Aerospace Investment Casting Tools

Vaupell Turns to 3D Printing to Create Complex Aerospace Investment Casting Tools

You’ve probably heard endless sound bites regarding 3D printing and how it is going to revolutionize industry, changing the world as we know it in manufacturing; however, it really helps to have some solid examples. Thanks to a recent case study by Vaupell, we see how 3D printing is transforming casting, a technique which has […]

You’ve probably heard endless sound bites regarding 3D printing and how it is going to revolutionize industry, changing the world as we know it in manufacturing; however, it really helps to have some solid examples. Thanks to a recent case study by Vaupell, we see how...
3D Design and 3D Printing Enhance Creation of Patient-Specific Titanium Jaw Implants

3D Design and 3D Printing Enhance Creation of Patient-Specific Titanium Jaw Implants

While we’ve seen 3D printed medical implants made out of materials like silicone and cobalt chromium, the most common metal of choice is titanium due to its low density and high strength. Titanium has been used many times to fabricate 3D printed jaw implants, which is the specialty of medical device startup CADskills, based in Belgium. The […]

While we’ve seen 3D printed medical implants made out of materials like silicone and cobalt chromium, the most common metal of choice is titanium due to its low density and high strength. Titanium has been used many times to fabricate 3D printed jaw implants,...
Advanced Lattice Structure Creation and 3D Printing Ensure the Perfect Fit for Footprint 3D

Advanced Lattice Structure Creation and 3D Printing Ensure the Perfect Fit for Footprint 3D

Problems with the feet can lead to problems with the legs, hips, and back, and problems with the back can lead to problems with the rest of the body, so taking good care of your feet can go a long way towards avoiding a host of health problems. Unfortunately, daily activities such as walking can […]

Problems with the feet can lead to problems with the legs, hips, and back, and problems with the back can lead to problems with the rest of the body, so taking good care of your feet can go a long way towards avoiding a host of health problems. Unfortunately, daily...
3D Printing Helps Autonomous Sailboat Take On the Atlantic

3D Printing Helps Autonomous Sailboat Take On the Atlantic

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap, based in Munich, first introduced its large X1000 3D printer in 2014, and it’s been evolving ever since. The industrial printer, with a massive build envelope of 1000 x 800 x 600 mm, was used last year to help TAKATA PlasTec get automotive parts to market faster, and recently […]

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap, based in Munich, first introduced its large X1000 3D printer in 2014, and it’s been evolving ever since. The industrial printer, with a massive build envelope of 1000 x 800 x 600 mm, was used last year to help...
NIDEK Technologies Achieves Clear Vision with Help from a Stratasys 3D Printer

NIDEK Technologies Achieves Clear Vision with Help from a Stratasys 3D Printer

NIDEK Corporation is a multinational company with offices in Japan, the US, Brazil, China, Singapore, and France. Its single research and development branch, NIDEK Technologies, is located in Padova, Italy, where some advanced technology has been greatly speeding up and improving the development of the company’s vision diagnostic systems, or ophthalmological devices. Using a Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 […]

NIDEK Corporation is a multinational company with offices in Japan, the US, Brazil, China, Singapore, and France. Its single research and development branch, NIDEK Technologies, is located in Padova, Italy, where some advanced technology has been greatly speeding up...
Rize One 3D Printer Case Study: Cut the Post-Processing, Cut the Costs & Time in 3D Printing

Rize One 3D Printer Case Study: Cut the Post-Processing, Cut the Costs & Time in 3D Printing

Massachusetts-based industrial 3D printing company Rize Inc., known for its augmented polymer deposition technology, introduced its desktop Rize One 3D printer last summer: the printer, with its high-speed support removal, pretty much eliminates the need for post-processing, saving users all kinds of time. We saw first-hand just last month that, as promised, the support structures do snap off quite […]

Massachusetts-based industrial 3D printing company Rize Inc., known for its augmented polymer deposition technology, introduced its desktop Rize One 3D printer last summer: the printer, with its high-speed support removal, pretty much eliminates the need for...
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