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Jewelry Inspired by Art is the Focus of New 3D Design Challenge by Shapeways and the National Gallery of Denmark

I don’t usually wear earrings unless I’m attending a formal event, and I have only a few necklaces that are in regular rotation, but I love wearing unique rings. One…

Materialise World Summit 2017 Kicks Off with 3D Printing Keynotes Exploring What’s Possible

After much anticipation, the day is here: Materialise World Summit 2017 is kicking off at Brussels’ Square – Meeting Center. Materialise has had two years to prepare for this week’s…

EU Establishes ELENA Network for Study of Nanotechnology Processes, Including FEBID Additive Manufacturing Technique

Nanotechnology proves that bigger isn’t always better. The technology is engineering, science, and technology at the nanoscale, which operates at one billionth of a meter. Think of it this way:…

European Defence Agency Launches Project to Test Feasibility of Additive Manufacturing in Europe’s Defense Sector

We know that 3D printing is versatile and and extremely useful to many industries, including branches of the military. Marines are learning how to utilize the technology in order to…

UK & EU Shut Out 3D Printing Community, Designating Extensive Copyright Laws on Furniture

It’s amazing what an eruption Brexit had in the headlines, only to be superseded by worse things in the news shortly after, causing a worldwide ruckus to fade back into…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — July 23, 2016

Welcome to another jam-packed edition of “3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week,” featuring exciting 3D printing news from all over the world that we just didn’t have time to…

Netherlands Leads the Council of the European Union from a 3D Printed, Recyclable Building

As humanity becomes more aware of the damage we’re doing to the environment, we are scrambling to find ways to fix it. There are more recycling options than ever before;…

Pan-European Energy Conversion Efforts Enlists 3D Printing and Optics Technology

The more pessimistic assessments of the global capacity to convert infrastructure to sustainable energy sources are, in some ways, the result of very limited thinking, of considering conversion in terms…

3D Printed Models used to develop Smart Cardiac Catheters by EU Researchers and Materialise

The European Union recently awarded funding to Belgium-based additive manufacturing company, Materialise. Materialise is receiving funding as part of the Cognitive Autonomous Catheter Operating in Dynamic Environments, or ‘Cascade Project’….