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3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: April 7, 2024

Webinars and events in the 3D printing industry are picking back up this week! Sea-Air-Space is coming to Maryland, and SAE International is sponsoring a 3D Systems webinar about 3D…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 3, 2024: Kickstarter FDM 3D Printer, Artificial Eyes, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about an FDM 3D printer on Kickstarter, advancements in artificial eye creation, and 3D printed solenoids for electromagnets. Then we’ll move on…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 17, 2024: Shot Blasting, Service Bureaus, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting out with post-processing, as SKZ Würzburg is using a shot blast system from AM Solutions for its research. Moving on to business,…

3D Printing News Briefs, December 9, 2023: Equity Crowdfunding, Archaeology, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re sharing stories about business first, as DyeMansion reached a major milestone and Batch.Works launched an equity crowdfunding campaign. At formnext 2023, Wibu-Systems showcased its…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 11, 2023: AMUG Scholarships, 3D Printable Bacteria Ink, & More

We’re starting with AMUG news today in 3D Printing News Briefs, as the organization has awarded two scholarships. On to medical news, MIT engineers are 3D printing robotic heart replicas…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 4, 2023: Heat Treatment, Microscale 3D Printer, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Amaero International announced a partnership for 3D printing and powder production in Abu Dhabi, and a new heat treatment out of MIT enables the…

MIT Researchers 3D Print Plasma Sensors Using Glass-Ceramic Material

A team of researchers from MIT fabricated what they say are the first fully digitally manufactured plasma sensors, known as retarding potential analyzers (RPAs), for orbiting spacecraft. Satellites use this…

Is the HEXWAVE 3D Printed Gun Detector Ahead of the Game?

With dozens of specialized weapons detection manufacturers worldwide, the sector seems well-covered. However, in the last few years, the potential threat of new kinds of weapons made out of non-metallic…

Bioprinted Wood Approaches Reality Thanks to MIT Team

In the most recent decade of the 3D printing industry’s history, the bioprinting sector has gone through a somewhat repulsive transition from human organs and tissue to animal meat. At…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 19, 2022: Metal 3D Printing, Research, & More

Kicking things off in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Sciaky will deliver what it calls the “world’s largest” metal electron beam DED 3D printer to an aerospace customer. In research,…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 29, 2022: Magnets, Materials, & More

We’re starting with some interesting research on 3D printing molecular magnets in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to materials, as the Lehvoss Group plans to present…

3D Printing News Briefs, January 20, 2022: Metals, Fiber Batteries, & More

Starting with material news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Velo3D has qualified a new superalloy for its Sapphire 3D printers. Equipment manufacturer PGV is saving time and money with…

MIT: Speaking with Spiders Could Improve 3D Printers and Materials

A group of MIT scientists reported that they could transform spider’s silk threads into musical instruments. The long-standing experiment involves an innovative method that uses data sonification to convert 3D…

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NASA’s MOXIE with 3D Printed Parts Makes Oxygen on Mars

After arriving on Mars in February 2021, NASA’s Perseverance Rover had several groundbreaking achievements. In early April, the Ingenuity Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a controlled…

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Inkbit Launches Inkbit Vista Closed-Loop, Automated 3D Printer

If like this author you have been awaiting the launch of the first commercial 3D printer from Inkbit, then today is your day. The Massachusetts-based startup has officially announced its…

G-ID: Identifying 3D Printed Parts Through Slicing Parameters

There are multiple ways to identify specific 3D prints, such as QR codes and bar codes, RFID tags and watermarks, and serial numbers. But a group of researchers from MIT…

Beyond Orange Peel: Using Waste to 3D Print Cups

Unlocking the value of a circular economy using 3D printing is leading innovation everywhere. Recovery initiatives to increase sustainability, like reusing plastic waste and turning it into 3D printing filament,…

MIT: Automated System Designs and 3D Prints Optimized Actuators and Displays to Spec

Actuators are complex devices that mechanically control robotic systems in response to electrical signals received. Depending on the specific application they’re used for, today’s robotic actuators have to be optimized…

Using Casting, Graphene, and SLM 3D Printing to Create Bioinspired Cilia Sensors

  What Mother Nature has already created, we humans are bound to try and recreate; case in point: biological sensors. Thanks to good old biomimicry, researchers have made their own…

MIT CSAIL Program Breaks Complex CAD Models Down Into Simpler Shapes for Easier 3D Printing

At the ACM SIGGRAPH Asia conference, a group of MIT researchers presented a paper describing their development of a system that applies what’s called program synthesis, which constructs computer programs automatically based…

MIT’s 3D Printable Magnetic Ink Creates Rapidly Shape-Sifting Objects

Often, when we’re dealing with 3D printed shape-shifting structures, they move when responding to different temperatures. But the innovative engineers at MIT, who have prior experience with using 3D printing to create…

Researchers Develop Multimaterial Voxel-3D Printing Method For More Direct Data to Object Translation

Modern approaches to physical visualization and data representations still mostly use a 2D display of 3D data sets on planar computer screens, which doesn’t always present the best results. A…

Protolabs and 3Diligent Know That 3D Printing Is Not Always the Answer

At RAPID + TCT 2018 in Texas last week, in between catching up on the latest 3D printing innovations, products, and themes, we spoke with many 3D printing companies on the floor,…

3D Printing and the Art of Kirigami Lead to a Bandage That Actually Stays in Place

If you’ve ever gotten a cut on your elbow or knee, or even on the joint of a finger, you know it’s a nightmare to try to keep those cuts…