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University College Dublin: 3D Printing and Testing Molds for Microneedle Arrays

Microneedle arrays, or MNAs, are devices made up of micron-sized needles that make it possible to transfer a signal or compound across an outer layer of tissue, like skin. Because…

3D Printed Syringe Bracket Reduces Chances for Bacterial Contamination

If you have ever experienced a major illness or serious injury, most likely you were extremely thankful for the medical professionals who helped you get your life back; however, it…

Researchers Survey UK Clinicians on Effectiveness of 3D Printed Coronary Anomaly Models

Researchers have come together to study the feasibility of using 3D printed medical models in detecting coronary cardiac anomalies (CCAs). Their findings were published in ‘Evaluating 3D-printed models of coronary…

Custom 3D Printer Creates Better Microfluidic Devices

Microfluidic systems are used to improve the analysis of biological and chemical processes by providing a more controlled fluid-handling environment. They are usually created in monolithic form through microfabrication techniques…

3D Printing Helps Scientists to Understand How Seeds Fly

Have you ever gone out into your yard and been surprised by a particular plant or tree that seems to have sprung up out of nowhere? It certainly wasn’t planted…

Researchers Develop and Test an Asphalt 3D Printer to Repair Roads

Asphalt is the most common material used to surface roads, for several reasons: it creates a safe, quiet surface for driving, it can be laid down quickly and without complex…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 14, 2018

We’re bringing you the latest 3D printing business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, plus a little 3D printed art to round things out. FATHOM is partnering with SOLIDWORKS software…

Ashford Orthodontics Uses 3D Printing to Help Dental Offices Go Fully Digital

The largest orthodontic laboratory in the United Kingdom is Ashford Orthodontics, which was founded in 2001 by Sean Thompson in his garage after several years working in the Orthodontic and…

3D Printing Improves Testing for Gas Turbine Components

Gas turbines are complex components to manufacture, but additive manufacturing has been successfully utilized to accelerate design cycle times, reduce development test times, provide better test data and reduce the…

A 3D Printed Kit Kat Helps Create a Sweet Marriage Proposal

I’m a sucker for a good proposal story; heck, I even enjoy a good promposal, even though at the same time I’m also afraid these might take away from a…

Father Takes Up 3D Printing, and Founds New Company, to Create Son’s Custom Orthosis

Some of the most heartwarming aspects of the 3D printing industry involve the people who do everything they can to develop and provide affordable 3D printed prosthetics to people who need them the…

3D Printer Buying Guide 2018

Since our buying guide last year, a lot has changed in 3D Print-Land. More functional desktop 3D printers have emerged, and a slew of competitors entered the low-cost 3D printing…

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Free Formlabs White Paper Discusses Benefits and Common Issues in 3D Printing and Injection Molding

While 3D printing is definitely shaking up the way many products are manufactured, it will likely never be a permanent replacement for other technologies like injection molding, which is most…

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Formlabs Presents Free White Paper on 3D Printing and Injection Molding

3D printing is a wonderful technology by itself, but it also enhances other manufacturing technologies when combined with them. There have been many cases in which 3D printing and investment…

3D Printing Technology is For the Birds: Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Gets 3D Printed Prosthetic Beak

While iterative 3D printing technology is helpful when making 3D printed prosthetics for humans, it’s also been used to give many of our feathered friends a new lease on life….

Love Your Formlabs 3D Printer? 3D Print Your Own “BabyForm2” Model

A 3D printer that is capable of printing itself including its external layer and internal components is not a new concept. The RepRap project has grown from its 2005 roots…

Hauke Scheer’s New 3D Printed Action Figure Can Move Better Than Many Humans

3D printed figurines are fun to make and to have around, but for the most part, they don’t do much – they just kind of stand or sit there stiffly….

3D Printer Buying Guide 2017

There are a lot of 3D printers available nowadays. Which one do you buy? It really depends a lot on who you are and what you wish to use it…

3D Printing the 1952 Porsche 356 Engine

The Porsche is an automobile that most of us only dream of, attention riveted when that rare sports car passes us on the road or highway, always managing to fascinate—no…

Interior Design, 3D Printing and R&D Tax Credits

Interior designers and architecture firms with interior design departments have been one of the most active users of 3D printers. 3D printers are utilized by these particular designers mainly during…

Formlabs Announces First SLS 3D Printer Along with Form Cell Automated Production System

Formlabs is famous for SLA 3D printing, having introduced the technology to the desktop with the release of the Form 1 3D printer in 2012. Since then, the company has…

Through Teamwork and Trial and Error, Pete the Parrot Gets a 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

We’ve seen many amazing stories of 3D printing technology helping injured birds, from 3D printed beaks and feet to orthotic boots, leg braces, and prosthetic legs. A 34-year-old Mealy Amazon parrot named Pete was the…

3D Printer Reviews: May Aggregation

With so many 3D printers available, first-hand experiences via reviews can lead to informed decisions when in the market for a new machine. This aggregation provides a look into some…

3D Printer Reviews: An Aggregation

With so many 3D printers available, first-hand experiences via reviews can lead to informed decisions when in the market for a new machine. This aggregation provides a look into some…