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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…

3D Printing News Briefs: July 14, 2017

It’s Friday, so we’ll start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with something interesting to roll us into the weekend, then move right on to 3D printing business news and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

New Service by 3D Hubs: Bringing 3D Printed Metal Parts to Market with PolyCast Materials and Investment Casting

Online 3D printing service platform 3D Hubs, which releases helpful data reports on 3D printing trends each quarter, gave us all a valuable 3D printing guide, and shows us where to…

Industrial BlackBelt 3D Printer Uses Conveyor Belt as Build Platform to Produce Long Parts

Typically, we see things like groceries fly by on conveyor belts, or even people, if your airport features that large moving sidewalk in the middle of the terminal. In a…

Tripodmaker Sends 3D Printed Beloved Belgian Comic Book Rocket to the Stratosphere to Celebrate New 3D Printer Launch

3D printed rockets seem to be all the rage now: aviation students from Inholland University perfected their 3D printed rockets with the help of an Ultimaker 2+, and CubeCab wants…

BASF and Essentium Tell Us About New Partnership to Develop Strong New Polymer 3D Printing Materials

While metal may be the fastest-growing sector in 3D printing right now, multiple companies are working to make sure that plastic doesn’t get left behind. The issue with plastic is…

Siemens Mobility Turns to Stratasys Technology to 3D Print Custom, Low-Volume Tram Parts

A few months ago, additive manufacturing solutions company Stratasys announced a major partnership with global engineering and technology solutions leader Siemens. Now, the two companies are working together again: the…

Stratasys at the Grand Prix: McLaren Formula 1 Races Ahead with 3D Printed Parts and Trackside 3D Printing

Now that March Madness is over, we can all turn our eyes from the court to the track, as the Grand Prix kicks off later this month. In the fast-paced, high…

MIT and Binghamton Researchers Find Possible Way to Make FDM 3D Printer Speeds Faster

One of the most frustrating parts of 3D printing – other than failed prints – is print speed, or lack thereof. 3D printers are getting progressively faster, but overall, they’re…

Diyouware Initiative Invents New Resin Deposition Modeling 3D Printing Method

It’s been a couple of years since we’ve heard from the Diyouware initiative, which was started by two brothers in Madrid with a passion for robotics, design, electronics, software development,…

Popularity of FDM

Since the early 2000s, fused deposition modeling (FDM)—more formally referred to as material extrusion by ASTM and ISO—has been the most popular additive manufacturing and 3D printing process worldwide. In…

Chinese Researchers Look to Functional Electronics 3D Printing by Liquid Metal Injection

In 2014, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), together with Tsinghua University researchers, published a paper in Science China Technological Sciences, titled “Liquid Phase 3D Printing for Quickly Manufacturing Conductive Metal…

BigRep Hits South by Southwest 2017 With Their Big 3D Printers and Some Big Design Ideas

Every year musicians, filmmakers and tech companies flock to Austin, Texas for South by Southwest (SXSW), a loosely affiliated group of festivals and conferences that consist of ten days of…

Carbon Fiber Strength and Rubberlike Flexibility: Stratasys Introduces Two New 3D Printing Materials

Stratasys may be one of the oldest, largest, and most-respected manufacturers of 3D printers in the industry, but their materials are a very, very close second to their machines in…

Voodoo Manufacturing Announces the Launch of New Print API and Partner Program

It’s only been a month since Brooklyn-based startup Voodoo Manufacturing, one of the biggest high-volume 3D printing factories in the state of New York, announced that it had received $1.4…

Stratasys Signs Four-Year Partnership with McLaren Racing as Official Supplier of 3D Printing Solutions

One of the oldest and biggest 3D printer manufacturers in the world is Stratasys, and you don’t get to be one of the best without constantly working on innovative projects…

Pinshape Releases “3D Printer Materials Guide” for Desktop 3D Printing

In the increasingly expansive 3D printing industry, new printers and materials seem to be flooding the market on a daily basis. While the creation of new and enhanced materials are…

3D Matter Tests Their Finite Element Analysis for FDM 3D Printing

In order to take the capabilities of 3D printing technology to the next level of innovation, it’s critical that we enhance the materials that are utilized with additive manufacturing. One…

Penn State Engineering Students Use 3D Printing to Build Robotic Arm

When Penn State University industrial engineering doctoral student Rakshith Badarinath was just a child, he already knew that his future would involve a career in manufacturing. With his eyes glued…