Collaborative Research Team Develops Density-Graded Structure for Extrusion 3D Printing of Functionally Graded Materials

Plenty of research has been completed in regards to FDM (extrusion) 3D printing, such as how to improve part quality and how to reliably fabricate functionally graded materials (FGM). The…

Infill Creates a “Fingerprint” for Tracing 3D Printed Items Back to Their Sources

In a new study led by the University at Buffalo entitled “PrinTracker: Fingerprinting 3D Printers Using Commodity Scanners,” researchers may have made a breakthrough in how to trace a 3D printed…

Metal 3D Printing Speeds Product Development for Engine Parts Production

About one year ago, Desktop Metal, headquartered in Massachusetts, introduced its highly anticipated metal 3D printers, the Desktop Metal Studio System and the Desktop Metal Production System, to the masses….

BB-8 Builder Scales Up Classic Lego Go-Kart to Make a 3D Printed Version That’s Five Times Bigger

While they weren’t my absolute favorite toy, I did enjoy playing and building things with LEGOs…there’s something very satisfying about hearing that ‘snap’ the plastic pieces make when you put…

Researchers Improve Upon Trabecular Bone-Inspired 3D Printing Infill with New Algorithm

Whenever someone picks up one of the various 3D prints I have on my desk, they usually exclaim over how light it is. While a lot of that has to…

MakerBot Introduces MinFill: A Fast, Thrifty New 3D Printing Infill Setting

Infill is a pain, there’s no way around it. It’s a necessary evil; if you want an object to print successfully, you’re going to want at least a little bit…

Researchers Optimize Robust, Lightweight, Bone-Inspired 3D Printing Infill

There’s so much more that goes into a 3D print than many people realize. To those unfamiliar with how the process works, it looks like simple magic – but there…

Type A Machines Releases New Methodologies for Internal Structures at RAPID 2016

If you are attending RAPID 2016 in Orlando, as our team from 3DPrint.com is this week, then you are well aware of the spectacular—and perhaps even overwhelming—amount of products being…

These 3D Printable Tools Help You Understand Infill Percentages, Number of Shells and More

There are a lot of concepts within the desktop 3D printing space which sometimes are a bit complicated to understand. For example, what does a 40% infill density look like…

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