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3D Printing Helps Women Veterans Create Prosthetics Made Just for Them

Because of the expense involved with creating most artificial limbs, especially legs, there tends to be a uniformity and utilitarianism in design that make them all look alike. So while…

VA Tech Students 3D Print ‘Ant Vehicle’ for Use in Disaster Relief

There is an old joke about engineers that goes like this: Q: How can you tell which engineers are the extroverts? A: They are the ones staring at other people’s shoes….

The US Veterans’ Administration Enlists the 3D Printing Community to Improve Lives of the Nation’s Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched an exciting new project on May 15. It is an initiative they hope will inspire the maker community to create innovative new prosthetics…

US Army is Using 3D Printing to Develop Body Armor Inspired by Fish Scales

A collaboration between American and Israeli researchers has produced a prototype of a new type of body armor inspired by the flexibility of fish scales and other naturally occurring imbricated…

Threeding Uses Artec 3D Scanning Technology to Catalog 3D Models for Bulgaria’s National Museum of Military History

Military buffs and museums of history take their artifacts very seriously, as nothing has an impact on our planet and our generations and times like war and all the many,…

China’s PLA Navy Deploys 3D Printers Onboard Warships to Replace Small Parts

China is famously secretive in some of its bigger plans, not unveiling big military movements or construction techniques before they happen – if at all — in detail. While we’re…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week – Dec. 14th

In any emerging industry as transformative as 3D printing, the news just keeps rolling in and getting more exciting. Here at 3Dprint.com we do our best to keep our readers up to…

US Military Might: Will 3D Printing Provide the Technological Leg Up?

The military and technology go hand in hand. We’ve all seen the sci-fi movies where the evil opposition developed or obtained a form of super technology that we had to…

U.S. Army to 3D Print Synthetic Human Skulls in Order to Create Better Protective Gear For Soldiers

Boooooom! A bomb goes off on the battlefield, and it is instantly proceeded by the unfortunate casualties of war. Limbs are lost, and soldiers are killed, yet not all of…

3D Printed Landmines are Built for Military Training

Over the past few weeks, we have been reporting on all sorts of uses that the U.S. Army is considering for 3D printing. Everything from 3D printed food, to 3D…

3D Printing to be Used to Bring Iron Man to US Military

There is a long history of innovation that has benefited civilian life, driven by military research and development. This time, the military is taking a cue from something that was…

BAE Systems Unveils Concepts of On-Board Aircraft 3D Printers Able to Print Incredible UAVs During a Mission

Drones and 3D Printing. They go together like mashed potatoes and gravy. Well maybe not quite as well, but without 3D printers, the entire drone community would certainly be a…

U.S. Army, NASA and Alabama University Team up to Explore the “Game-Changer” of 3D Printing

The U.S. Army and NASA have joined forces with Alabama University to explore the potential of additive manufacturing for use in defense and space exploration. The U.S. Army Aviation and…

United States Navy Considers 3D Printers Aboard Ships

3D Printing is inching its way into into the lives of millions of people. From doctors, to manufacturers, to the Military, 3D printing is being used for a variety of…