Netherlands

Sounds Good! Researchers Use 3D Printing to Produce Eardrum Scaffold

One of the more notable factors affecting the field of medical 3D printing is the simple ‘cool’ factor in looking at how far we have come from treatments of times…

Dutch Student’s 3D Printed Ceramics Showcase Printer’s Unique Programming

Design student and ceramist Olivier van Herpt’s 3D printed ceramics, unveiled during Design Week in Milan, are visually stunning. Larger in scale than one would expect with 3D printed objects,…

3DSVP Introduces Zinomat to Keep Your Prints from Sticking to the Build Plate

3D printed objects often stick to the build plate and can be hard to remove, and the innovative team at Netherlands-based 3DSVP says that they have the solution to the problem. The new…

Dutch Designer Re-Releases Award-Winning 103% Vase Thanks to 3D Printing

Many of us may not yet have known to worry about the disappearance of the 103% Vase. It’s good to see we haven’t missed out on the chance to own one,…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — May 2, 2015

This week’s news we didn’t cover includes new 3D printing services, such as Materialise’s upcoming massive 3D model database, Scanning Cars’ online selection of printable auto models, and Israel-based 3DShook’s…

Life is Like a 3D Printed Marble Machine

For all its useful and world changing applications there is one thing that often gets lost in the buzz about 3D printing. Sometimes it can just be about having a…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — April 25, 2015

This week’s stories move from Europe and South Korea, to the developing world, to North American academics and makers. This news includes: a Dutch company’s new weekly 3D printed lampshade;…

World Security Alert: Dutch Students Sneak Potentially Deadly 3D Printed Knives Into Courtroom

When most people think about the dangers that 3D printing may pose for society in the long run, the first topic that is brought to our attention is the potential…

3D Printed Small-Scale Version of Cool City Bicycle Celebrates Dutch Bike Culture

Quinten van Alphen and Twan Smeets along with a few other students at the Industrial Engineering and Management School at Fontys Technical University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands collaborated…

Octofiber 3D Printing Filament Offers Storage System, Reduces Tangling & Failed Prints

As 3D printing grows wildly in popularity, and the making community and 3D printing industry continues to improve on 3D printing equipment whether it’s open-source or made by retail manufacturers,…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — April 18, 2015

There are lots of 3D printed items in this week’s stories we didn’t cover, including keycaps from Adafruit, an ecological lampshade, customized shoe insoles, and a Saudi-designed airplane seat. Shanghai-based…

3D Printed Light Trap Arrays Enhance Solar Cell Performance

Most of the “technologies of the future” that we’ve been seeing become highly studied and incredibly in-demand are those intended to enhance efficiencies and improve upon the availability and usage…

Nin10do: A 3D Printed Modern Day Working Nintendo Entertainment System Created by a Magician

Poof! And the rabbit pops out of the hat! This is what some may consider to be “magic,” while others will simply call it an illusion. Obviously the latter is…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — April 11, 2015

This week’s 3D printing stories we didn’t cover run the gamut from quite serious to whimsical, beginning with serious news of an MIT student’s use of 3D printing to document…

LUXeXcel Collaborates with Lambda Research in 3D Printing Custom Lens Arrays

Just last month, Netherlands-based LUXeXcel announced a new partnership with Edmund Optics to bring 3D printed plastic optics to the photonics industry. LUXeXcel‘s announcement then just got the ball rolling, as now…

TU Delft Assistant Professor Reimagines the Power Outlet Via 3D Printing

While the designs of some products seem to change a few times a year — for example, smartphones — there are other products in our everyday lives which have remained…

Comparing LUXeXceL’s Printoptical Technology to Transparent Polyjet, SLA & MJM 3D Printing

For 3D printing, think of clear as the new black. But keep in mind it might not be quite so easy getting the desired result unless you are aware of what your…

Netherlands’ Landré Enters Partnership with Optomec to Distribute LENS 3D Metal Printers in Benelux Region

New Mexico-based Optomec specializes in the technology of 3D printing of micron-scale electronics and laser technology. While they not only innovate and introduce these technologies to their customers, they have an added…

CGI Film, FREEZE! is 3D Printed to Show Each Frame Together in Amazing Presentation

Film making isn’t a simple task, whether it is a blockbuster movie or a simple hand drawn cartoon. It takes time, and a lot of work by a production team…

Builder EXTREME 1000 & 2000 Models Unveiled — Build Height of Over 6 Feet & Multi-Colored Printing

Size does matter, at least in the 3D printing space. One of the top qualities that both businesses and hobbyists look for in a 3D printer is a large build…

The Streamlined Sx2 Simple SLA DLP Resin 3D Printer with IKEA Enclosure is Here

While it’s been been said that direct light processing (DLP) 3D printers are the technology to watch for as the next best thing for hobbyists and anyone looking to 3D…

Flexible Hybrid Slicing Aimed at Optimizing 3D Printing Methods

They call it Flexible Hybrid Slicing, and The Export Office and Ctrl Design say it’s an innovative principle to speed up common 3D printers by using an alternative method of…

Formfutura Rolls Out ClearScent: Odorless and Virtually Transparent 3D Printing ABS Filaments

From 3D printers that are fully enclosed to materials and equipment that are either recyclable or eco-friendly, technology just keeps getting more and more refined to make sure that the…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — February 8, 2015

This week’s 3D printing stories we didn’t cover spans a diverse array of topics. We have the benefits of open source sharing highlighted as we can 3D print race cars and syringe…