Finland

Arcada: Analyzing Properties of Recycled PLA for 3D Printing

Resham Tamang recently presented a thesis, ‘Materials Analysis of Recycled PLA from 3D Printing,’ to Arcada University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. Continuing in the study of materials science…

Aalto University Develops a Novel Bioink for Cardiac Tissue Applications

Finland is one of Europe’s most forested nations. Over 70 percent of the country’s boreal forest is covered with spruce, pine, downy birch, and silver birch. But beyond the splendor…

Etteplan & EOS Collaborate to Make 3D Printed Metal Objects with Embedded Electronics

Finland-based company Etteplan offers solutions for industrial equipment and plant engineering, as well as software and embedded solutions, to manufacturing companies around the world. In addition to additive manufacturing, some…

Finland: 3D Printing Patient-Specific Doses of Warfarin for Children

Finnish researchers reach further into the potential of 3D printed medications, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Towards Printed Pediatric Medicines in Hospital Pharmacies: Comparison of 2D and 3D…

University of Jyvaskyla in Finland: SLS 3D Printing with Porous Catalysts

Researchers from the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland are exploring SLS 3D printing techniques, outlined in the recently published ‘Fabrication of Porous Hydrogenation Catalysts by a Selective Laser Sintering 3D…

Strategic Partnership Agreement Leads to Nanodiamond-Enhanced 3D Printing Filaments

Nanomaterials, according to the National Institutes of Health, are characterized by their very small size, which is measured in nanometers, naturally; one nanometer is about 100,000 times smaller than the diameter…

Finland’s First 3D Printed Aircraft Engine Part Takes to the Skies in Maiden Flight

One field that 3D printing technology has definitely made a major impact on over the last several years is aerospace – so much so, in fact, that the FAA is…

VTT Studying Nanocellulose and 3D Printing for Wound Care and Decoration

For the past two years, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, a top research and technology company in the Nordic countries, has been developing new bio-material applications for cellulose-based compounds…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 19, 2017

Happy Friday! In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, Metalysis joins an international alloy technology partnership and CRP USA is exhibiting its WINDFORM 3D printing materials at…

Do We Want 3D Printed Snacks?

The wave of things that people want to 3D print has grown to tsunami proportions. We’ve seen stories about printed organs, printed engines, and printed lingerie. It doesn’t take too…

Versoteq Completes Mobile App & Indoor 3D Printed Tactile Maps, Testing TactMap Platform

Last we checked in with Finland’s Versoteq, they were completing an innovative mapping project–and one of the first of its kind. In the business of making tactile maps, the Espoo-based…

MiniFactory Designers Rock Finland’s Provinssirock Festival in 3D Printed Ghostbusters Garb

What happens when the Provinssirock Festival is getting ready to rock in Europe, and there’s nothing to wear? You know what to do. Create an elaborate Ghostbusters getup–and quick! That’s…

Kokosom Creates Hip 3D Printed Eyeglasses

There is hardly an area of modern life that remains untouched by 3D printing technology. From the creation of prosthetics to musical instruments to furnishings, the technology has given more…

Learn How a Modern Door Lock Works with this 3D Printable Pin Tumbler Lock Model

The modern tumbler lock is one of the most common mechanical devices in the world, but very few people know how they really work. The design was first patented in…

Finland’s Fimatec Looks to 3D Print Modular Homes — Exterior, Insulation, Interior Walls, All in a Single Piece

Over the last 12-18 months we have seen numerous companies and individuals around the world reveal concepts and actual prototypes (if you can call them that) of large 3D printed…

Espoo, Finland: Versoteq Installs 3D Printed, Full Color Mall Maps

Finland may be a small country, but it has a big reputation as an awesome and widely coveted place to live—and that’s not just because it boasts the most heavy metal bands…

Moidules 3D Printable Shelving System Debuts, Allowing for Completely Custom Shelves Anywhere

My wife and I are currently in the process of building a new home. We have plans of moving into a neighborhood we love, into a house that we had…

Finnish Researchers Create Solar Electric Forest with 3D Printed Trees

Solar power technologies are the focus of voluminous research efforts, and now a team of scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. are developing a prototype 3D printed…

Finnish Jeweler Kalevala Offers Trendy, Colorful New 3D Printed Pieces in Launzer Marketplace  

A friend of mine, recently engaged — wedding rings on the horizon — was questioning why women must wear such a multitude of accessories and jewelry. From necklaces to toe rings,…

3D Printers in Tanzania to be Developed with E-Waste, Thanks to Finnish Government

The Finns are supporting a project in Tanzania aimed at spurring hardware development businesses starting this year, and the project implemented through Tanzania Science and Technology (TANZICT) is focusing on…