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3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: January 21, 2024

It’s a busy week of webinars and events in the 3D printing world! Stratasys continues its advanced in-person training, while TriMech is discussing thermosets in polymer AM, Nexa3D will provide…

NASA and LSU to Mooncast Future with Sulfur and Regolith 3D Printing

With the return to the Moon on the horizon, Louisiana State University (LSU) and NASA are joining forces in a new project that aims to use lunar materials for robotic…

DARPA Chooses ICON to Develop Lunar Construction 3D Printing Technology

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has taken a significant step towards the future of lunar exploration. The agency’s 10-Year Lunar Architecture (LunA-10) capability study is an ambitious initiative…

3D Printed Clay Made Stronger with Fungus in New Research

The Institute of Architecture and Media at Graz University of Technology has recently released an intriguing paper titled “MyCera: Application of Mycelial Growth Within Digitally Manufactured Clay Structures.” The research…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Specialized, Macro MEMS, Demining Boots & SAEKI Robotics

Hackaday points us to the lovely videos of Robert Murray-Smith, who is looking at 3D printed versions of one way ratchet gears used by Seiko to make self winding watches….

Concrete Dreams: 3D Printing for Military Construction Enables New Tactics, Pt. 2

The U.S. military is taking an extraordinary interest in 3D printing for construction, with the U.S. Army in particular looking at swarm 3D printing and making better concrete for additive…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Sweat Collectors, Blue Lasers & Testing for Concrete 3D Printing

Today we learn of a project between GE Additive and Nuburu to implement blue lasers on powder bed fusion machines presumably for copper and aluminum. Also, a DLP 3D printed…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Thing Memberships, Formwork and Deutsche Bahn

Both Thangs and Prusa Research-owned Printables announced memberships for exclusive models to support their platforms and creators. This could greatly encourage new open source creations, or it could reduce the…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Chat GPT for 3D Models

Dubai aims to build the world´s largest 3D printed building: a 2000 square meter mosque. The architects are to be JT+Partners while we don’t yet know who the 3D printing…

3D Printing Webinar & Event Roundup: April 2, 2023

You can breathe easy this week, because it will be much less hectic than last week, at least in terms of 3D printing webinars and events to attend! There will…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Silicone Support and Concrete in New Zealand and Saudi

Support material for silicone has been difficult to do. Now a team at the University of Florida has developed a material that has low interfacial tension between itself and the…

Harnessing the Power of 3D Printing and Prefabrication for Faster, Smarter Construction – AMS Speaker Spotlight

Prefabrication is a well-known method of enabling faster and smarter construction, with a focus on quality and quick assembly. 3D printing technology is pushing prefabrication to a new level to…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Optomec, Materialise, Desktop Metal and WASP

We’re looking at an automated an automated Additive Manufacturing cell by Optomec, Materialise buying Identify3D, stop the presses Desktop Metal is making a digital sheet forming machine, the US Coast…

3DPOD Episode 118: Intelligent Large Format 3D Printing with Daghan Cam, Ai Build Founder and CEO

When Daghan Cam founded AI Build, the firm’s technology was a made up of a single 3D printer attached to a robotic arm for large scale polymer parts. The team…

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3D Printed Homes Catch the Eyes of Policymakers Across the US

This week, additive construction (AC) hit a major milestone. It had little to do with any development to the technology itself and more to do with public policy: Montana became…

Legacy Aussie Building Firm Transitions to 3D Printed Construction

Boss Products, one of the oldest building products manufacturers in Australia, made the decision about two years ago to transition to the use of additive construction (AC). The company recently…

3D Printed Organic Structures Grow Plant Life

The 11th annual Jerusalem Design Week was held at the end of this past June, at the Hansen House Center for Design, Media and Technology. Nearly 50,000 visitors showed up…

WASP 3D Prints Organic Display for 23rd Triennale Milano International Exhibition

WASP sets itself apart from any other additive construction (AC) firm by focusing as much on form as it does on function. Of course, WASP is able to do that…

Sika and PERI Invest in Robotic Construction Startup Mesh AG

Sika, the Swiss chemical giant, announced a joint investment with PERI Group, one of the world’s largest formwork and scaffolding makers. The two multinationals are investing in a Swiss robotic…

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CEMEX on Construction 3D Printing Investment: COBOD Was a Good Bet

CEMEX (NYSE: CX) is the latest in a long list of construction behemoths entering the additive construction (AC) space. Alongside GE Renewable and PERI Group, the Mexican cement giant has invested in…

COBOD Customer Completes “Largest” 3D Printed Building in Angola

Power2Build, an Angolan additive construction company that works with investors to fund and build affordable homes, has completed its second project. Power2Build built both homes with Danish company COBOD’s flagship…

3D Printed School and Tiny House Set Additive Construction Precedents for COBOD

COBOD, the Danish additive construction (AC) firm, is known not only for its consistency and precision, but equally so for the innovative projects that its technology allows its customers to…

3D Printed Housing Conference Takes Realistic Approach to Enormous Task

Perhaps more than any other segment within the broader 3D printing industry these days, additive construction (AC) falls victim to too much hype. There are obvious reasons for this. For…

GE Renewable Invests in Construction 3D Printing Firm COBOD

Last month, GE Renewable and COBOD International made big headlines in the 3D printing world, with GE’s opening of the world’s largest additive construction (AC) research facility. The facility is…