The Maker Movement Unmade? Part 4: Attack of the Clones

Read parts one, two and three of this series.  Determining a definitive cause of the economic misfortunes of some companies in the open source hardware and maker spaces might prove…

China: 3D Printed Models Aid in Treatment & Surgery for Hip Fractures

Researchers from the Department of Orthopedics Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital, and Yuying Children’s Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University have recently published a study regarding a more effective approach for…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 5, 2019

We’ve got some formnext announcements to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – atum3D is introducing its newest DLP 3D printer, while Incus GmbH plans to launch its new…

Chinese Startup Meditool Gets Investment From Evonik

Last year Evonik opened a new production line for specialty PA [polyamide] powders at the Marl Chemical Park in Germany, increasing the company’s annual capacities by 50%. It also released a…

4D Printing in China: Shape Memory Polymers and Continuous Carbon Fiber

Researchers have been looking further into the benefits of shape memory polymers (SMPs) with the addition of raw materials in the form of continuous carbon fiber (CCF). Authors Xinxin Shen,…

Interview with Edi Weigh of 3D Printing Service FacFox

In terms of 3D printing, China is still a big unknown. Yes, we’re all familiar with printers from firms such as Flashforge that can be found all over the world….

3D Printing Being Combined with Soldering to Create High-Performance Zeolites

Researchers in China are exploring the use of minerals called zeolites, hoping to harness ‘desirable configurations’ via 3D printing and soldering, which is further outlined in ‘Fabricating Mechanically Robust Binder-Free…

University of Nottingham: 3D Printed PG/PLA Composites for Repairing Fractures

In ‘Mechanical properties and in vitro degradation behavior of additively manufactured phosphate glass particles/fibers reinforced polyactide,’ authors Lizhe He, Jiahui Zhong, Chenkai Zhu, and Xiaoling Liu explore a new level…

China: Researchers Improve Rib Fracture Surgeries with 3D Printing

In ‘Analysis of the advantages of 3D printing in the surgical treatment of multiple rib fractures: 5 cases report,’ Chinese researchers from Shijiazhuang Third Hospital explore better ways to treat…

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