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The Full-Color Voxel Woman: 3D Printing the Complexity of Human Anatomy

Creating anatomical 3D models with cutting edge technology can forever change the way anatomy and medicine are illustrated. At Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), in New Zealand, students are quickly…

The Stratasys J850 3D Printer: Just Released—Designed for Designers / Also New FDM Thermoplastics

With today’s release of the J850™ 3D Printer, a full-color, multi-material PolyJet system, Stratasys meets its goal to continue pushing the boundaries—now they want to give us the ability to…

Multi-Material 3D Printing Improved with Novel Extruder

Multi-material 3D printing is becoming more common with newer 3D printers, but there are still challenges in getting the layers of multiple materials to adhere properly. In a paper entitled…

Earwig Wings Inspire Researchers to 3D Print Multimaterial, Self-Folding Origami Elements

Many scientists have been inspired by wings, be they bat, bird, or butterfly, in their 3D printing research projects. A team of researchers from ETH Zurich and Purdue University have…

Researchers Turn to Multi-Material 3D Printing to Develop Responsive, Versatile Smart Composites

3D printing technology has been used multiple times to help create drug delivery and release systems, from programmable release capsules and cancer drug-emitting implants to micro-rockets that deliver drugs inside…

Aerosint Brings Multi-Material Capabilities to Powder Bed 3D Printing

The recent TCT Show was an excellent opportunity to hear about many of the latest developments across the 3D printing industry, as the busy show highlighted new machines, new software,…

ZMorph Introduces New VX Multitool 3D Printer and Revamped Voxelizer Software

Since Poland-based ZMorph released its ZMorph 2.0 SX multitool desktop manufacturing solution last year – which enhanced the already great capabilities of the company’s original 2.0 S system – the…

Prusa Introduces New Original Prusa i3 MK3 3D Printer with Lots of New Features

In the summer of 2016, the new Original Prusa i3 MK2 Kit was released, with a multi-material upgrade option and calibrate XYZ function announced just a few months later. Now,…

Leapfrog Officially Launches New Industrial Bolt Pro 3D Printer, With Independent Dual Extruders and Office-Friendly Features

3D printer manufacturer Leapfrog was founded over five years ago, and has been busy ever since, coming out with 3D printers for both professional and industrial uses. The company first…

Manufacturing Demonstration Facility’s New BAAM 3D Printer Gets a Multi-Material Upgrade

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to see a Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine in person. The BAAM in operation at Additive Engineering Solutions in Akron is…

M3D Stays Low-Cost, Goes Industrial with Open-Source, Feature-Packed Promega 3D Printer

M3D will always be known for the , the 3D printer that catapulted them to success with a multimillion-dollar Kickstarter campaign in 2014. The Micro was followed up with the Pro…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 21, 2017

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about funding, ISO certification and research, and three 3D printers. Steel service center company Klöckner & Co. invests…

Among the Rash of 3D Printer Kickstarter Failures, STACKER Showing Savvy in Enticing Supporters

Right now is a bit of a difficult time for Kickstarter, as well as for anyone who wants to launch a new product – particularly a 3D printer – on…

SOLIDWORKS World 2017: BCN3D and MatterHackers Proudly Unveil the New and Improved Sigma R17 3D Printer

Since its introduction in 2015, BCN3D’s Sigma 3D printer has maintained a steady popularity, positioned comfortably at or near the top of the highest-rated desktop 3D printers list on 3D…

Aurora Labs Ships First 3D Printer in the S-Titanium Line, is Top IPO on ASX

Although metal 3D printers are still quite expensive, the technology has significantly gone down in cost over the past couple of years. Not long ago, metal printers were largely unaffordable…

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Croatia’s Darko Strojevi Plans Release of DRAGON Line of Large-Scale, Multi-Functional 3D Printers

It was less than three years ago that Croatia-based Darko Strojevi released their first 3D printer, a high-speed, high-precision machine followed shortly by a prototype, created in collaboration with another Croatian company,…

German Startup Next Dynamics Unveils NexD1 Electronics Printer, Launches Kickstarter Campaign

3D printers are no longer a giant machine of the future, too big to fit on a desktop or a kitchen counter. There are many 3D printers on the market that…

Type A Machines to Offer Mosaic Manufacturing’s Multi-Color, Multi-Material Palette Device

Multi-color 3D printing is still a fresh enough development that when a new multi-color 3D printer comes out, we can’t help but be excited – especially when it’s a machine…

FELIXprinters Unveils New FELIX Pro 2 Professional Desktop 3D Printer at TCT Show

This week in Birmingham, England, the TCT Show is drawing exhibitors, speakers, and visitors from the digital manufacturing industry around the world. It’s one of the biggest trade shows in the…

Prometheus System Reaches Kickstarter Funding Goal in 80 Minutes, Skyrockets Past 400% Within One Day

It’s always tough to tell how a Kickstarter campaign will do before it launches. With some products, it’s a pretty good bet they’ll do well based on past successes, but…

Turn Your Standard FDM/FFF 3D Printer into a Multicolor, Multi-Material Marvel with the Prometheus System, on Kickstarter September 6th

Multicolor and multi-material 3D printers are becoming more common, but they’re still in the realm of fantasy for many makers. If you’re saving up to replace your current printer with…

RoVa4D Full-Color Blender 3D Printer Commands Stellar Kickstarter Campaign Ending Tomorrow; Larger Build Height Announced

Just one look! That’s all it took for a long list of makers to recognize that the RoVa4D Full Color Blender 3D Printer was something special. Without even reading a…

RoVa4D Full Color Blender 3D Printer Reaches Kickstarter Funding Goal in Less Than Six Hours

It’s understandable to wonder if a Kickstarter product will live up to the hype. After all, many things that look too good to be true often are, and it’s scary…