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3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: June 27, 2021

As we move from June into July, we’ve got a little less hectic schedule of events and webinars for you this week, with topics ranging from leveraging AM for end-use…

Kawasaki’s 3D Printed Spare Part Flown to Ship via Drone

One of the few businesses tackling the world of maritime 3D printing is Wilhelmsen, one of the largest businesses in the maritime sector, along with its partners, such as steel…

The LaserFactory Can Fabricate Fully Functional Drones in One Go

Talented researchers with MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have long worked with robotics, and a CSAIL team recently announced their development of a new system, called LaserFactory,…

3D Printing Drone Swarms Part 4: Democratization of Drones

As well as continuous development on military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), smaller commercial drones have become much better over the past few decades. Used for mapping, GIS, planning, agriculture and…

Arris Receives Bosch Investment for Additive Molding Process

As noted in our series on the topic, carbon fiber 3D printing is starting to take off. There has yet to be a huge shift in the space, but we…

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 1: UAVs So Far

At one point a significant proportion of all of North America’s 3D printing manufacturing capacity was devoted to making drone parts. A drone boom washed over the defense community and…

Drone Deliveries: Wilhelmsen Turns to F-drones to Deliver 3D Printed Spare Parts

Wilhelmsen, one of the world’s largest maritime companies, is making continual progress in the field of 3D printing for its sector. The latest news from the firm is that it…

3D Printing and COVID-19, April 23, 2020 Update

Companies, organizations and individuals continue to attempt to lend support to the COVID-19 pandemic supply effort. We will be providing regular updates about these initiatives where necessary in an attempt to ensure…

LiDar and its Applications Part 2 – Digital Elevation Modeling

This is a quick note on the basis of LiDar technology and Digital Elevation Analysis. It is the basis for various studies and industries.

Airbus and Local Motors Create Startup to 3D Print For Ground and Air Mobility

Airbus and Local Motors Industries (LMI) a digital vehicle manufacturer, recently partnered to create Neorizon, a micro-factory that hopes to build products at unprecedented speeds through co-creation and cutting-edge technology….

How 3D Printing is Helping Wildlife Conservation

In recent years, a number of animals have gone extinct. Making matters worse, an increasing number are on the verge of extinction or their survival is threatened. There are a…

Self Repairing Cities Project Continues to Make Progress with Flying Road-Fixing 3D Printers

The holiday season is here…and so is the season for terrible roads. Snow and ice will be ruling the roads for the next few months, and when they go, they…

Examining the Effectiveness of 3D Printing for Drone Construction (MALE UAVs)

Drones are becoming more and more a part of modern life, being used for everything from military applications to delivering pizza, not to mention the growing number of hobbyists using them…

3D Printed Drone Saves Thousands of Crops per Year

The corn borer is a pest that attacks maize stalks, causing the loss of thousands of crops every year. Rather than drenching said crops with chemicals, a company called Soleon…

Autonomous Robots Mounted to Drones Could 3D Print Asphalt to Fix Potholes Overnight

I live in Ohio, where we know that the four seasons are not Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer, but rather Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Construction; most of the Midwest…

3D Printed Drones and the UAS Integration Pilot Program

Other nations have been more aggressive than the United States regarding drone testing. To accelerate the development of a robust US market, drone operators need to have approved spaces to…

Public FabLab with 3D Printing Center of Excellence Inaugurated in Jordan

FabLabs are small workshops where members can go to work on digital fabrication projects, taking advantage of the space’s technology, which often includes 3D printers and CNC machines, among others….

Shark Skin, 3D Printing, and Aerodynamics

Sharks have very unique skin – it gives the animals some help in rapidly propelling themselves through the water thanks to tiny, teeth-like scales called denticles. Four years ago, scientists…

Canadian Nuclear Station Using 3D Printing and Virtual Reality to Save Money and Promote Innovation

While many may not think about nuclear power as one of the many industries making use of 3D printing, the technology’s ability to save time and money, and offer design freedom,…

3D Printed Drones Impress Evonik and Continue to Prove Real-World Utility

Chemical company Evonik, like many other chemical companies, saw the opportunity there is in 3D printing and began manufacturing materials for the technology along with its other products a while ago,…

US Army and Marines Apply 3D Printing to Drone and Flight Applications

3D printing has become prolific in the military, being used for various applications and across divisions. Now two of the US military’s branches are teaming up for the development of…

Singapore’s Offshore and Marine Sector Boosts Global Edge with 3D Printing

Singapore has always been friendly to new technologies, and now they are going all out when it comes to embracing advanced manufacturing technology. This week, a quadripartite Memorandum of Understanding…

3D Printed Drones Fly into the Future

Over the past several years, drone usage dramatically increased. In 2016, global unit sales grew 60% to 2.2 million and revenue increased 36% to $4.5 billion. In the United States…

DEWA Visits Dubai’s 3D Printed Laboratory, Now 87% Complete

The government of Dubai has made it known to the world that they intend to accomplish some grand plans involving 3D printing – and they’ve been steadily delivering on those…