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Branch Technology 3D Prints Large-Scale ABS Sculpture

Branch Technology is one of a number of companies using industrial robotic arms to perform large-scale 3D printing. Previously, we showed you how the company made walls and how they’ve…

Martian Biolith: A New Bioinspired Composite for 3D Printing on Mars

There are many challenges for in-situ resource utilization off-Earth. However, as human space exploration plans draw near, there is a pressing need to come up with creative solutions that will…

Reinforcing Concrete Fabric Formwork with 3D Printed Plastics

In the recently published ‘Tailored flexibility: reinforcing concrete fabric formwork with 3D printed plastics,’ authors Jon Engholt and Dave Pigram create a construction system integrating robotics and new techniques. The…

Could Your Next Headphones Use 3D Printed Metamaterials?

We’ve often seen 3D printing used to fabricate headphones and earbuds. But a team of researchers from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow…

MakerBot Gets Messy with 3D Printed Prototypes at RAPID + TCT

While at RAPID + TCT last week in Fort Worth, Texas, in between attending keynotes and press conferences and checking out the latest 3D printers, I was able to sit down…

Bottletop and Ai Build Use Sustainable Materials to 3D Print Store Interior

Holiday shoppers near 84 Regent Street in London should be on the lookout for Bottletop, the world’s first store with a 3D printed interior created by KUKA robots using sustainable…

Humans and Technology Flirt at the Rio Paralympics Opening Ceremony, Featuring Amy Purdy in a 3D Printed Dress by Danit Peleg

Fashion has certainly come a long way today, thanks to a much more open-minded consumer base that’s willing to express personality and a unique, independent spirit. New technology, tools, and materials…

IMTS 2016: 3D Printing in Photos

While the conference is in fact still going on, I spent only Monday and Tuesday at Chicago’s McCormick Place, attending this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). The show was, in a…

In:Sand – 3D Printing with a Plentiful Building Material

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) takes on cutting edge education and research to prepare students to meet the challenges regarding the construction of habitable structures. Based in Barcelona,…