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STEM.org Certifies FlashForge Artemis as an Authenticated™ Educational Product

STEM.org, the longest continually-operating, privately held STEM education research organization in America, has certified FlashForge Artemis with a STEM.org Authenticated™ trustmark that helps consumers filter to only 3D printers that…

Mini Car 3D Printed and Assembled Automatically by AMBOTS

Arkansas-based AMBOTS is continuing its work in automated production, essentially creating a small-scaled demo of the possibility of lights-out manufacturing with 3D printing and other technologies. In its latest work, the…

3DGence Premieres Two FFF Metal 3D Printers at Formnext 2021

3DGence launched its high-performance INDUSTRY 4F20 3D printer at Formnext 2019, and this week, during Formnext 2021, the Polish 3D printer manufacturer will be premiering its latest fused filament fabrication…

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One 3D Printing Nozzle, Many Diameters: New from Sculpman

In material extrusion, you’ve traditionally been tied to one nozzle geometry and size. Ideally, you may want to have a larger nozzle to make large interior areas and a finer…

Essentium CEO Discusses High Speed 3D Printing’s Rapid Rise at RAPID+TCT 2021

Essentium, Inc. is one of the fastest developing startups in the fused filament fabrication (FFF) space, in that it is quickly rolling out advanced technology while also growing beyond the…

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Quantifying and Predicting Energy Consumption of Desktop 3D Printers

As the Earth continues to turn, more people are born, and more things are invented and manufactured, global energy consumption will obviously go up, not down. Burning fossil fuels is…

Hybrid Drug Delivery Systems Made by Combining FFF 3D Printing & Conventional Manufacturing

Over the last few years, research has shown that 3D printing has a lot of potential for fabricating drug delivery systems. Now, a group of researchers from the Aristotle University…

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Creality Ender-3 V2 to Generate Next New Ender Craze in 3D Printing Community

On April 6th, Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Creality released the Ender-3 V2, a new generation of its enduring, stellar Ender-3 3D printer, at the company’s 6th anniversary celebration. Being the…

FFF 3D Printing at University of Tennessee: Enhancing Macroscopic Properties with Nanoscopic Additives

Dayton Phillip Street recently presented his doctoral dissertation, ‘Enhancing the Macroscopic Properties of Parts Printed via Fused Filament Fabrication by Incorporating Nanoscopic Additives,’ at the University of Tennessee. With a…

Tennessee Researchers Analyze Low-Cost Metal 3D Printing with Composites

Tennessee researchers have come together to pursue a more in-depth look at the science of 3D printing with metal, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Dimensional Analysis of Metal…

Mimaki USA and Sindoh Introduce New 3DFF-222 Desktop 3D Printer

In 2015, Mimaki USA, an operating entity of Japanese company Mimaki Engineering, announced that it would begin development of its own full color 3D printer, which was then previewed two years later. The company…

The Effects of Nozzle Bed Distance on 3D Prints

Chinese researchers are exploring quality issues in 3D printing further, sharing their results in ‘Effects of nozzle-bed distance on the surface quality and mechanical properties of fused filament fabrication parts.’…

Using an Inkjet Robot On Curved FDM Surfaces to Get the Best of Both Worlds

So far, 3D creators have experimented with hydrographics, ultrasonic misting, and water marbling as ways to make Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)-created objects more visually interesting. Now, an Austrian-based group is…

Researchers Create Fuzzy Like PI Controller to Control FFF 3D Printer Extruder and Bed Heaters

I learn all kinds of interesting things writing about 3D printing every day. Much to my chagrin, today I learned that a fuzzy print controller is not actually fuzzy or…

Researchers Develop Ceramic Composite 3D Printing Material and Process Chain for FDM Printers

There are multiple methods of manufacturing ceramic materials, including powder injection molding (PIM) and, of course, 3D printing. While ceramics are still considered to be a decently new 3D printing material,…

Bossard Enters 3D Printing Market, Partnering with TRUMPF, German RepRap, Henkel

It’s always interesting to watch as large, well-established companies enter the additive manufacturing market. Swiss company Bossard has been around for more than 185 years and is among the market leaders…

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…

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…