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Designer Julia Daviy Stuns at New York Fashion Week with Functional 3D Printed Fashion Collection

Designer Julia Daviy Stuns at New York Fashion Week with Functional 3D Printed Fashion Collection

Clothing is one of the many tools with which we use to express ourselves. I am generally a jeans and t-shirt kind of person, but many of my shirts have quotes from books or movies on them, or logos from places I’ve visited; I also still wear many of my shirts from college. Now, I […]

Clothing is one of the many tools with which we use to express ourselves. I am generally a jeans and t-shirt kind of person, but many of my shirts have quotes from books or movies on them, or logos from places I’ve visited; I also still wear many of my shirts...
Electrically Conductive PEEK Composites for FDM 3D Printing

Electrically Conductive PEEK Composites for FDM 3D Printing

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is a 3D printing method that can easily meet the requirements for small series industrial manufacturing. However, there aren’t a lot of commercially available materials that can work well with it other than PLA, ABS, TPU, PET, and a few others. FDM materials should have performance that makes 3D printing easier, […]

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is a 3D printing method that can easily meet the requirements for small series industrial manufacturing. However, there aren’t a lot of commercially available materials that can work well with it other than PLA, ABS, TPU, PET, and...
Using FDM 3D Printing to Make Body Armor Stronger, More Comfortable, and Stab-Resistant

Using FDM 3D Printing to Make Body Armor Stronger, More Comfortable, and Stab-Resistant

As police officers participate in a multitude of daily, patrol, and even criminally-related duties, like narcotics investigations, they often deal with the threat of sharp force injury; to put it more plainly, there’s a good likelihood that they could get stabbed on the job. While there are several commercially available stab-resistant materials to keep police safe […]

As police officers participate in a multitude of daily, patrol, and even criminally-related duties, like narcotics investigations, they often deal with the threat of sharp force injury; to put it more plainly, there’s a good likelihood that they could get...
UPC Researchers Develop New Method of Designing Porous Scaffolds for FDM 3D Printing

UPC Researchers Develop New Method of Designing Porous Scaffolds for FDM 3D Printing

From manufacturing customized prosthetics and implants to surgical planning and bioprinting organs and tissues, 3D printing has many medical applications. In terms of bone tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting, 3D printed scaffolds are used as templates to help with tissue formation and initial cell attachment, as well as to fix prostheses through osseointegration. We’ve seen […]

From manufacturing customized prosthetics and implants to surgical planning and bioprinting organs and tissues, 3D printing has many medical applications. In terms of bone tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting, 3D printed scaffolds are used as templates to help with...
Scroll and Diaphragm Nozzles with Gear Pumps: A Better Way to 3D Print?

Scroll and Diaphragm Nozzles with Gear Pumps: A Better Way to 3D Print?

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing, also referred to as material extrusion, is a technique that deposits heated material through a nozzle in order to fabricate parts and components. Rollers in the extruder generate enough pressure to squeeze material into a liquefier, before it melts into a semi-liquid or liquid form and is pushed out […]

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing, also referred to as material extrusion, is a technique that deposits heated material through a nozzle in order to fabricate parts and components. Rollers in the extruder generate enough pressure to squeeze material into a...
Proper 3D Printing Orientation and Technique Can Introduce Dielectric Strength Anisotropy into Insulator Components

Proper 3D Printing Orientation and Technique Can Introduce Dielectric Strength Anisotropy into Insulator Components

3D printing has been applied to multiple projects across the various branches of the US military. However, before the technology can be used for more critical applications, some of its issues and imperfections still need to be better understood and conquered. The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) near Dayton, […]

3D printing has been applied to multiple projects across the various branches of the US military. However, before the technology can be used for more critical applications, some of its issues and imperfections still need to be better understood and conquered. The Air...
Is 0.14mm the Best Layer Thickness for my FDM 3D Prints?

Is 0.14mm the Best Layer Thickness for my FDM 3D Prints?

According to research, the most commonly-used extrusion 3D printing method is fused deposition modeling, or FDM, which is used often for 3D printing larger, stronger parts; it’s also a popular desktop 3D printing method. The technology melts filaments like ABS and PLA into liquid using the heater’s extrusion head; then, the molten materials are then extruded. The […]

According to research, the most commonly-used extrusion 3D printing method is fused deposition modeling, or FDM, which is used often for 3D printing larger, stronger parts; it’s also a popular desktop 3D printing method. The technology melts filaments like ABS...
CYBER Team Uses FDM and Topology Optimization to Streamline Digital Workflow for 3D Printed Orthotics

CYBER Team Uses FDM and Topology Optimization to Streamline Digital Workflow for 3D Printed Orthotics

The CYBER Team, which stands for Cyber-Physical Design and Additive Manufacturing of Custom Orthoses, is on a mission to leverage 3D printing and Industry 4.0 to make better Ankle Foot Orthotics (AFO), and more specifically to address the orthotics needs of veterans. Funded by America Makes, the national accelerator for 3D printing and additive manufacturing based […]

The CYBER Team, which stands for Cyber-Physical Design and Additive Manufacturing of Custom Orthoses, is on a mission to leverage 3D printing and Industry 4.0 to make better Ankle Foot Orthotics (AFO), and more specifically to address the orthotics needs of veterans....
Reducing High Porosity and Improving Sealing Properties in Extrusion-Based 3D Printing

Reducing High Porosity and Improving Sealing Properties in Extrusion-Based 3D Printing

While there’s been a lot of ongoing research into what causes structural defects (porosity) and other flaws in metal 3D printed parts, let’s not forget that 3D printed objects made with other kinds of materials can also suffer from issues. A small team of researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic […]

While there’s been a lot of ongoing research into what causes structural defects (porosity) and other flaws in metal 3D printed parts, let’s not forget that 3D printed objects made with other kinds of materials can also suffer from issues. A small team of...
Cal Poly Students 3D Print a Steering Wheel for Shell Eco-marathon Race Car

Cal Poly Students 3D Print a Steering Wheel for Shell Eco-marathon Race Car

Typically, when 3D printing is put to work on the race track, it’s used to increase performance and make the cars go faster. But when it comes to the annual Shell Eco-marathon, sponsored by Shell Oil Company and held in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, the name of the game isn’t necessarily speed, but fuel […]

Typically, when 3D printing is put to work on the race track, it’s used to increase performance and make the cars go faster. But when it comes to the annual Shell Eco-marathon, sponsored by Shell Oil Company and held in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, the name...
NIAR, SAE International Developing New Polymer 3D Printing Standards for the Aerospace Industry

NIAR, SAE International Developing New Polymer 3D Printing Standards for the Aerospace Industry

For some time now, Wichita State University (WSU) in Kansas, and specifically its National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), has been working to innovate the aerospace industry by way of 3D printing technology. NIAR, the largest university aviation R&D institution in the country with nearly 20 separate laboratories, operates on a nonprofit budget and supports […]

For some time now, Wichita State University (WSU) in Kansas, and specifically its National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), has been working to innovate the aerospace industry by way of 3D printing technology. NIAR, the largest university aviation R&D...
Researchers Use Sharebot NG 3D Printer to Test Carbon Nanotube Composites

Researchers Use Sharebot NG 3D Printer to Test Carbon Nanotube Composites

3D printing can be quite sensational, with innovations continually emerging from all corners of the world. Many creations tend to be in your face, larger than life, and with the accompanying hardware to match. From entire 3D printed villages to giant statues, cars and drones, and houses, the options do seem infinitely available and exciting. […]

3D printing can be quite sensational, with innovations continually emerging from all corners of the world. Many creations tend to be in your face, larger than life, and with the accompanying hardware to match. From entire 3D printed villages to giant statues, cars and...
3D Printing Helps Capita Enhance Its Snowboards and Reduce Manufacturing Waste

3D Printing Helps Capita Enhance Its Snowboards and Reduce Manufacturing Waste

While Christmas and New Year’s are far behind us, it’s still winter and, in Ohio at least, the bitter cold isn’t going away anytime soon. But instead of burying ourselves in blankets and grumbling about the freezing temperatures outside, there is always another option – hitting the slopes. It’s easy to forget how cold you […]

While Christmas and New Year’s are far behind us, it’s still winter and, in Ohio at least, the bitter cold isn’t going away anytime soon. But instead of burying ourselves in blankets and grumbling about the freezing temperatures outside, there is...
Winbo Releases Reliable Desktop FDM-Value Plus 3D Printer

Winbo Releases Reliable Desktop FDM-Value Plus 3D Printer

Versatile 3D printer manufacturer Winbo Smart Tech Co., Ltd., based in China, offers a wide range of 3D printers – everything from small desktop printers like the Super Helper to the large format Dragon(L)4, to huge six- and nine-unit 3D printers. Its printers have been used to make a working engine and full-sized furniture, and are very popular […]

Versatile 3D printer manufacturer Winbo Smart Tech Co., Ltd., based in China, offers a wide range of 3D printers – everything from small desktop printers like the Super Helper to the large format Dragon(L)4, to huge six- and nine-unit 3D printers. Its printers...
Designer Uses Sustainable 3D Printing in Recent Exhibition Blurring the Lines Between Fashion and Art

Designer Uses Sustainable 3D Printing in Recent Exhibition Blurring the Lines Between Fashion and Art

My wedding dress was so beautiful, I was almost afraid to touch it, much less wear it. Have you ever seen a piece of clothing, or jewelry, and thought that it was so striking it was an actual work of art? Thanks to innovative 3D printing technology, it’s not uncommon these days to see unique […]

My wedding dress was so beautiful, I was almost afraid to touch it, much less wear it. Have you ever seen a piece of clothing, or jewelry, and thought that it was so striking it was an actual work of art? Thanks to innovative 3D printing technology, it’s not...
Materialise Hits the Slopes with Tailored Fits AG to Launch Digital Supply Chain for Custom, 3D Printed Ski Boots

Materialise Hits the Slopes with Tailored Fits AG to Launch Digital Supply Chain for Custom, 3D Printed Ski Boots

Every day it seems like we’re hearing about another 3D printed innovation in the world of footwear, from big name brands like Adidas and Nike to the 3D printed shoes that Feetz manufactures and the custom insoles by Wiivv, which were tested in real-world conditions by 3DPrint.com’s editor-in-chief Sarah Goehrke as she walked around the Materialise World Summit […]

Every day it seems like we’re hearing about another 3D printed innovation in the world of footwear, from big name brands like Adidas and Nike to the 3D printed shoes that Feetz manufactures and the custom insoles by Wiivv, which were tested in real-world...
Layer One’s Atom 3 Combines SLA and FDM 3D Printing Technology in One Machine

Layer One’s Atom 3 Combines SLA and FDM 3D Printing Technology in One Machine

There are a lot of questions one needs to ask when considering buying a 3D printer. How fast is it? What materials can it print with? What kind of detail will the finished parts have? Those are just a few, but before you even get to questions like those, you have to ask yourself what […]

There are a lot of questions one needs to ask when considering buying a 3D printer. How fast is it? What materials can it print with? What kind of detail will the finished parts have? Those are just a few, but before you even get to questions like those, you have to...
NIAR Increases Capabilities with New Metal 3D Printer, Industrial X-Ray CT

NIAR Increases Capabilities with New Metal 3D Printer, Industrial X-Ray CT

This spring, 3DPrint.com was on site when Airbus and Dassault Systèmes became official residents of the Innovation Campus at Wichita State University (WSU) in Kansas, with a combined goal of innovation in the aerospace field. The grand opening marked a big step forward in a shared vision that began when Dassault first formed a partnership […]

This spring, 3DPrint.com was on site when Airbus and Dassault Systèmes became official residents of the Innovation Campus at Wichita State University (WSU) in Kansas, with a combined goal of innovation in the aerospace field. The grand opening marked a big step...
3D Printed Photoresponsive Sunflower Could Have Applications in Soft Robotics and Biomedical Devices

3D Printed Photoresponsive Sunflower Could Have Applications in Soft Robotics and Biomedical Devices

It’s no secret that receiving flowers from someone can brighten your day – it’s nice to know that the other person is thinking of you, most flowers have a lovely smell, and they’re not bad to look at either. However, flowers of the 3D printed variety are more than just a collection of pretty petals. […]

It’s no secret that receiving flowers from someone can brighten your day – it’s nice to know that the other person is thinking of you, most flowers have a lovely smell, and they’re not bad to look at either. However, flowers of the 3D printed...
Leapfrog Officially Launches New Industrial Bolt Pro 3D Printer, With Independent Dual Extruders and Office-Friendly Features

Leapfrog Officially Launches New Industrial Bolt Pro 3D Printer, With Independent Dual Extruders and Office-Friendly Features

3D printer manufacturer Leapfrog was founded over five years ago, and has been busy ever since, coming out with 3D printers for both professional and industrial uses. The company first turned heads in the 3D printing community with the release of its Creatr XL in 2014. That same year, the company launched both its Creatr […]

3D printer manufacturer Leapfrog was founded over five years ago, and has been busy ever since, coming out with 3D printers for both professional and industrial uses. The company first turned heads in the 3D printing community with the release of its Creatr XL in...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 13, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 13, 2017

We’re talking about bioprinting and new filaments, trade shows and business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. CollPlant has filed a patent application for bioprinting organs and tissues, while both Graphene 3D Lab and BigRep introduced new filaments. CRP Technology will be attending the Rapid.Tech 2017 trade show later this month, and 3Dexter will collaborate with Sightline […]

We’re talking about bioprinting and new filaments, trade shows and business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. CollPlant has filed a patent application for bioprinting organs and tissues, while both Graphene 3D Lab and BigRep introduced new filaments. CRP...
3Dwalla and Fashion Design Student Design and 3D Print New Fabrics for Maternity Wear Collection

3Dwalla and Fashion Design Student Design and 3D Print New Fabrics for Maternity Wear Collection

In 2015, Monik Shah founded the 3D printing service 3Dwalla in Mumbai, which offers 3D printing and prototyping services to accelerate product development and innovation. The startup, with a tagline of “Prints Beyond Paper,” encourages people to design and manufacture products that can compete in our ever-changing world, and the team of 3Dwalla experts help enthusiasts, […]

In 2015, Monik Shah founded the 3D printing service 3Dwalla in Mumbai, which offers 3D printing and prototyping services to accelerate product development and innovation. The startup, with a tagline of “Prints Beyond Paper,” encourages people to design and...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 16, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 16, 2017

3D printing, investments, and filaments, oh my! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Cytosurge’s FluidFM 3D printer wins an award at the IDTechEX Show!, while Print the Future is the first, and only, 3D printed furniture company to display at the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. A concrete 3D printer prototype was […]

3D printing, investments, and filaments, oh my! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Cytosurge’s FluidFM 3D printer wins an award at the IDTechEX Show!, while Print the Future is the first, and only, 3D printed furniture company to display at the largest...
ClayXYZ 3D Printer and Clay Extrusion Device Introduce User-Friendly Ceramic 3D Printing

ClayXYZ 3D Printer and Clay Extrusion Device Introduce User-Friendly Ceramic 3D Printing

There have been many clay 3D printers over the years, from the EXtrace and the LUTUM to the 3D PotterBot and the WASP delta style clay 3D printer. But I bet they don’t all come with their own 3D model library, like the user-friendly, desktop ClayXYZ 3D Clay Printer that just launched on Kickstarter. The ClayXYZ printer, named […]

There have been many clay 3D printers over the years, from the EXtrace and the LUTUM to the 3D PotterBot and the WASP delta style clay 3D printer. But I bet they don’t all come with their own 3D model library, like the user-friendly, desktop ClayXYZ 3D Clay...
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