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LightForce Orthodontics Raises $14M for Custom 3D Printed Braces

They’re not fun by any stretch of the imagination, but getting braces is a rite of passage for many teenagers. While this hasn’t changed for many years, neither has the…

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3DPPPPE: The Long Term Prospects of Mass Customized 3D Printed PPE

With 3D printing making inroads in personal protection equipment (PPE) during the current crisis, what are the long term prospects of 3D printed safety gear? One would expect them to…

Live Entrepreneurship & 3D Value Networks: Lack of Innovation in Frozen Confections

In this continuing series, I’m having a look at how value networks can be used to shape the future of industries as well as fundamentally disrupt them. Previously we looked…

Porsche Creating Partially 3D Printed Seats that Offer Different Levels of Comfort

3D printing is used often in the automotive sector, and many recognizable names, from Volkswagen and BMW to Ford and Toyota, are adopting the technology. German automobile manufacturer Porsche, which…

Fast Things 7: On Demand Manufacturing, Float Like a Butterfly

“Insurers receive premiums upfront and pay claims later….This collect-now, pay-later model leaves us holding large sums…money we call “float” …that will eventually go to others. Meanwhile, we get to invest…

Purdue Researchers Create Soft Robotics Users Can Customize & Make Using 3D Printing

Researchers have patented promising new robotics technology created through the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, and outlined in ‘3D Architected Soft Machines with Topologically Encoded Motion.’ Authors Debkalpa Goswami, Shuai…

Civil Engineering Applications: Researchers 3D Print Packaging for Fiber Optic Sensors

In a bustling world full of ever-expanding technology, there is much going on behind the scenes, in the air, and underground, that we don’t even think about. Fiber optics are…

3D Printing is Leading the Custom-Made Evolution to Make Your Things Better Fit You

3D printing is becoming a disruptive technology and will soon be leaving some big names wondering: ‘Why didn’t I think of this first?’. Prototypes and end-use parts made with 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 13, 2018

We’ve got business and education news galore in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. First, Voodoo Manufacturing has launched its new Shopify app, and BeAM Machines is partnering with Empa, while…

IKEA Debuts 3D Printed Gaming Chair Prototype, Developed in Collaboration with UNYQ and Area Academy

Silicon Valley company UNYQ uses 3D printing and digitization technologies to customize its designs, and is responsible for some of the more interesting 3D printed medical wearable innovations we’ve seen, from…

Nissan Unveils New Nissan Rogue Show Car, Complete with 3D Printed Inserts, Ahead of New Star Wars Movie

I’ve lately been feeling conflicted over something I never thought I would – my beloved Star Wars. The question I’ve been asking myself is, when do we cross the line into…

Tremor Suppression Glove with 3D Printed Components Helps Parkinson’s Patients Exhibit Better Motor Control

Parkinson’s disease is a long-term degenerative neurological disorder, which, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation, affects more than 10 million people in the world today. The disorder is very diverse, and no…

CSAIL Develops Custom Ink That Can Change a 3D Printed Object’s Color in 23 Minutes

Have you ever been out at the store looking for an accessory, like a necklace or smartphone case, and then you find one that is perfect in every way, from…

PieceMaker Announces Re-Launch as B2B 3D Printing Solutions and Product Customization Provider

Pittsburgh-based startup PieceMaker, founded in 2013 by two Carnegie Mellon University graduate students and offering both retail and consumer 3D printing, first got its start in the wonderful world of toys….

German Researchers Publish Paper That Shows Us Just What’s in a Thingiverse 3D Design Remix

The first time I ever 3D printed something was when 3DPrint.com’s editor-in-chief Sarah Goehrke and I visited Proto BuildBar together in 2015. We each chose designs from popular 3D printing…

Print+ Releases New DIY Headphone Kits: 3D Print the Parts at Home or Order Through 3D Hubs

I hate earbuds, as I don’t relish the idea of having to jam a tiny piece of plastic into my ear in order to talk on the phone or listen…

Combining 3D Printing & Ancient Crafting: Make Your Own Embossed Leather Book Cover

For years now, many have predicted the death of the book in physical form, but from peeking into the lives of many of my bookworm friends and their children, I’d…

Come on Everybody, Let’s Go! Select Toy Stores Offering On-Site 3D Printing of Nickelodeon Characters via PieceMaker

Let’s speak the truth when it comes to ordering items–especially toys–with our darling little miracles in tow. We all try to preach patience (and maintain a little of our own as…

The Magic of Harry Potter and 3D Printing Come Together in a Personalized LED Sign

Reddit member bokativeRob came up with a Christmas gift that demonstrated both a thoughtful spirit and some impressive budding 3D printing skills, for a professed novice. Because his girlfriend’s son is…

Martha Stewart Loves 3D Printing: 3D printed pet treat cookie cutters a finalist in American Made Summit

“I’ve built my professional life on reviving, exploring, and teaching traditions handed down for generations. I created the American Made Summit in part to celebrate time-honored methods and techniques that…

The Makies: 3D Printed Personalized Dolls

If you never wanted to buy a doll before, this just might be the tipping point. The Makies are a London based doll line that can be customized unlike any…