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Fast Complexity: ETH Zurich Combines Fast-Setting 3D Printed Concrete and Casting

As a disruptive technology, 3D printing has been behind many positive transformations in major industries, from dental and medical to aerospace and far beyond; however, the construction industry is worth…

Modern Foundry: Analysis & Design Guidelines for 3D Printed Plastic Casts

Pawel Zmarzly, Damian Gogolewski, and Tomasz Kozior present their findings from a recent study in ‘Design guidelines for plastic casting using 3D printing.’ While 3D printing is used for many…

VELO3D Develops Process for 3D Printing Aluminum F357 on Sapphire Systems

California-headquartered digital manufacturing company VELO3D, which recently raised $28 million in a Series D funding round, just announced that it has developed a process for 3D printing parts out of…

What is Metrology Part 7: GOM

This is an overview of the organization GOM and what it does in terms of 3D technology as well as scanning. It has an interesting value proposition in the way it wants to position itself within the market.

Make All the Things Part 2: Ring Creation and Casting a Wax Ring, Part 1

This is an indepth how-to on making on casting a ring. This involved the usage of 3D Printers, but also various outside methods are important to this process. It is very fun to learn all of these new techniques.

Researchers Compare Microstructure of As-Cast, Hot-Extruded, and 3D Printed Magnesium Alloy Samples

Alloys of the shiny gray chemical element magnesium (Mg) feature a high strength-to-weight ratio and a low density of about 1700 kg/m3, making them good options for technical applications in…

Using Casting, Graphene, and SLM 3D Printing to Create Bioinspired Cilia Sensors

  What Mother Nature has already created, we humans are bound to try and recreate; case in point: biological sensors. Thanks to good old biomimicry, researchers have made their own…

Interview with Ken Burns of Forecast3D on Manufacturing as a Service

I was very impressed with Ken Burns’ presentation at Additive Manufacturing Strategies in Boston. Ken is the technical sales director of the 3D printing services and manufacturing company Forecast3D. Originally…

When Should 3D Printing Be Used in Sand Casting?

Sand casting is a technology with a long history, but it’s being reinvented by additive manufacturing. 3D printed sand molds allow for highly geometrically complex castings, and in a paper…

Researchers Demonstrate Use of Tomographic, Volumetric 3D Printing Method for Soft Medical Devices

A trio of researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne used a tomographic, volumetric 3D printing method in order to get past the limitations affecting the process chain and patient care…

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…

SPEE3D is Here to Compete with Casting, 3D Printing Metal at Thrice the Speed of Sound

Metal 3D printing systems tend to dominate headlines, especially as more players come into the game (and still more announce their intention to enter). The technology, as industry experts frequently…

Protolabs and 3Diligent Know That 3D Printing Is Not Always the Answer

At RAPID + TCT 2018 in Texas last week, in between catching up on the latest 3D printing innovations, products, and themes, we spoke with many 3D printing companies on the floor,…

Additive Free-Form Casting Process Combines the Advantages of 3D Printing and Injection Molding

We’ve seen all sorts of 3D printing innovations coming from the many institutes of Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization, from large-scale SLM 3D printing and a real-time autonomous 3D…

3D Printed Occluder Device Can Lower Risk of Stroke-Causing Blood Clots for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

According to a recent paper by Kevin R. King, with the UC San Diego Department of Medicine and Bioengineering, atrial fibrillation, or AF, is the most common arrhythmia in the human…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 19, 2017

It’s getting closer to the end of December, which means the official start of winter is almost here. The days are getting colder, so why not warm your heart with…

3D Printing Helps Jewlr Speed Production of In-Demand Meghan Markle Engagement Ring Replicas

I am one of those many Americans who is just a tiny bit (okay, maybe a lot) obsessed with the British monarchy…not the system, so much, as the royals themselves….

Etsy Shop Offers Custom 3D Printed LEGO Jewelry to Accessorize Your Every Mood

Christmas is right around the corner, which mean it’s high time to start buying all of your gifts…unless you’re one of those people who doesn’t procrastinate and already has all…

Materialise Expands Office Capacity, Acquires Metal Casting Company to Increase its 3D Printed Metal Solutions Offering

Belgium-based Materialise has been working in the 3D printing industry for nearly 30 years now, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Across its numerous worldwide branches, the company,…

Investment Casting and 3D Printing: BFFs

Investment casting has been used for millennia. In this process a wax pattern is made. This is hardened, then the wax is vaporized. The resulting mold is then hardened once…

3D Printing and Casting Preserve the Memory of a Tree in Bronze

In Oslo, Norway, people with dementia live and seek treatment at Ullertunet, a nursing home that specializes in dementia care. The recently renovated facility is now the most energy efficient…

ORNL Combines 3D Printing and Metal Casting to Create Stronger Components

As the hype over 3D printing begins to die down a bit, expectations of its potential have changed and become more realistic. It’s still going to change manufacturing, and indeed…

Solidscape Announces Winners of 2017 Baselworld 3D Printed Jewelry and Fine Art Competition

Solidscape, a Stratasys subsidiary, is one of the top manufacturers of high-precision 3D wax printers for the jewelry industry. Its 3D printers are used for a number of direct manufacturing applications, including…

3D Printing and Investment Casting Make a Perfect Fabrication Team

Not only is 3D printing a wonderful, versatile method of fabrication on its own, but it’s also turned out to play an important role alongside other, much older techniques in…