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Formula Student Team Turns to 3D Printing to Rapidly Produce End-Use Race Car Parts

There’s been an increase in recent years of student racing teams turning to 3D printing to help augment their cars before they hit the track. The annual Formula Student competition,…

DSM Helping Dutch Sports Initiative 3D Print Custom Sports Mouthguards On the Spot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that over 600,000 visits to the emergency room each year in the US are due to sports-related dental injuries, which just makes…

3D Printing Material News: BigRep Releases Flexible Filament, Army Researchers Using Recycled Plastic as 3D Printing Feedstock

In order to 3D print high-quality parts, you need high-quality materials with which to make them. Berlin-based technology startup BigRep develops and manufactures some of the largest 3D printers in the world,…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 13, 2018

We’re starting off with plenty of business news on today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, before moving on to an event report and some science for your Tuesday afternoon. Agreements and…

BCN3D Technologies Releases Open Source Files for Sigmax 3D Printer

This past fall, BCN3D Technologies, based out of Barcelona and best-known for its Sigma 3D printer, released the multi-material Sigmax 3D printer at the TCT Show. The professional desktop Sigmax, which features a…

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…

BigRep Partners with Magigoo to Make Industrial Large-Format 3D Printing Easier

In order to make large-format 3D printing easier for industrial FFF 3D printer users, Maltese R&D startup Thought3D, the maker of Magigoo 3D printing adhesive, and Berlin-based BigRep GmbH are…

XYZprinting Unveiling Major Expansion and New 3D Printers at Upcoming CES 2018

Top 3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting had a very busy 2017, with new partnerships announced and several new 3D printers introduced, including five industrial 3D printers, the da Vinci Super, the Nobel…

DSM Strengthens Additive Manufacturing Focus with New Integrated Business

Over the past two decades, global science-based company Royal DSM has emerged as one of the big names in the additive manufacturing industry, thanks in large part to its AM…

3D Printing Business: Verashape Introducing New VSHAPER 3D Printer at formnext, Sintratec Welcomes colorFabb as a Distributor

It’s been a pretty good year for Polish 3D printer manufacturer Verashape – its industrial VSHAPER Pro won a prestigious award, not long after the company attended its first foreign…

Roboze Introducing New CARBON PEEK 3D Printing Material and ARGO 500 3D Printer at formnext

Italy-based FFF 3D printer manufacturer Roboze introduced its first machine, the professional Roboze One, in 2015. The 3D printer was upgraded just a few months ago, not long after the…

XYZprinting Introduces Its Largest FFF 3D Printer, the da Vinci Super

At IFA 2017 in Germany, leading 3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting introduced its full-color FFF da Vinci Color 3D printer, an Innovation Awards Honoree at CES 2017. The color 3D printer was released…

High-Strength 3D Printing Sees Roboze Named Among World’s 500 Most Innovative Deep-Tech Startups

Italy’s Roboze has recently had the great privilege of being selected by Parisian non-profit Hello Tomorrow as one of the top 500 most innovative startups in the world in their annual challenge….

Roboze White Paper Compares FFF 3D Printing of Engineering-Grade Materials with Metal Production Processes

Italian 3D printing group Roboze recently capped off its move into the US market with a strong showing of both its Roboze One and Roboze One +400 3D printers at…

Project BARBARA to Develop New Bio-Based 3D Printing Materials and Prototypes for Automotive and Construction Industries

Multiple 3D printing projects have been funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 framework, from a cancer-measuring transducer and the MESO-BRAIN Initiative’s work with emulating accurate brain activity to the Bionic…

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…

Slic3r Prusa Edition Announces Latest Release, Offering Updated Supports and Smooth Variable Layer Height

It was only a few months ago that Prusa, the popular open-source RepRap 3D printer company, introduced its customized Slic3r software for Prusa 3D printers. Now, the Slic3r Prusa Edition just…

Polish Sports Car Manufacturer Arrinera Technology Turns to 3D Printing for Parts for Its Supercar

As evidenced by what we learned at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 earlier this month, prototyping is back in the 3D printing spotlight; it is, after all, the original purpose for 3D…

Verashape Licenses Siemens PLM’s Parasolid Communicator Software

This past summer, Polish 3D printer manufacturer Verashape introduced its VSHAPER 3D printer, as part of an important project subsidized by the National Centre for Research and Development 2014-2020, with the…

Swedish Grad Student Schools Us on 3D Printing & Durability in Master’s Thesis 

Today as we see 3D printing becoming a more mainstream tool despite many differing opinions on what its future might hold, we also see researchers and scientists spending more time testing the…

Verashape Begins Working on Worldwide Distribution of VSHAPER 3D Printer

You may be as surprised as I am to see Poland emerging as a hotspot not only for 3D printing enthusiasm, but also as a growing hub for 3D printing…

NEA Unveils Line of Three 3D Printers at CES, to Launch on Indiegogo Later This Month

CES this week has been absolutely buzzing with news from all quarters, and another great new company is now showcasing their first line of 3D printers. Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based NEA…

DIMA 3D Introduces New DIMAFIX 3D Printing Adhesive Spray to Avoid Warping and Sticking on Hot Print Beds

The moment a 3D print job finishes should be a sweet little victory in which you’re able to pluck a completed new object from the print bed and admire its…

Thermal Video Shows Heat Map of 3D Printing in Action

When I am approached by people who are not familiar with 3D printers, the first thing they usually ask is, “How do these printers work?” I usually take a moment…