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“Largest” 3D Printed Sculpture Installed in New Zealand to Honor Māori History

At the heartland of New Zealand Māori culture, in a land home to many famous legends and stories, a recently installed 3D printed concentric sculpture reflects the rich Māori history…

Cyclist Receives Titanium 3D Printed Spacer and Cleat for Invictus Games

From kayak paddle grips and surf prosthetics to racing wheelchairs and the gloves with which to race them, 3D printing can help fabricate adaptive and assistive devices for athletes. This…

University of Auckland: Growth-Induced Bending of 3D Printed Samples Based on PET-RAFT Polymerization

4D printed objects are 3D printed objects made with smart materials that respond to environmental stimuli, like liquid and heat, or return to an original form after deformation. Researchers from…

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…

Bioprinting Analysis: Gelled & Cross-Linked Cellulose for Bioink

New Zealand researchers have been studying digital fabrication techniques and bioprinting materials, detailing their findings in the recently published ‘3D Printing of Gelled and Cross-Linked Cellulose Solutions; an Exploration of…

The Countdown to the “Don’t Stop Me Now” Mission Has Begun for Rocket Labs

Space is one of the most attractive frontiers for humans and 2020 has been one of the most exciting years for space exploration. For starters, companies are sending rockets to…

Interview on 3D Printing in New Zealand with Bruno Le Razer of Zenith Technica

Bruno Le Razer probably has the coolest name in 3D printing. He definitely has a lot of 3D printing experience. He has done years of 3D printing research followed by…

Rapid 2019: Laminated Resin Printing Technology: Callaghan Innovation Presents MicroMaker3D

Many developments are being made on the microscopic scale in 3D printing—with numerous examples on display this week at RAPID + TCT 2019 in Detroit (May 20-23). New Zealand is…

Kiwi Companies Partner to Build Tailored 3D Printed Training Prosthetics for Female Para-Athletes

New Zealand-based Zenith Tecnica, which is the only company in the country using Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology to make 3D printed titanium components, is teaming up with High Performance Sports NZ…

Interview with Nicole Hone who uses 4D Printing to Make Tangible Animation

A unique vision of underwater plants could pave the way for new film experiences. The film industry is going into new places with 3D printing, such as with the Black Panther’s…

MicroMaker3D Team Introduces New Laminated Resin Printing Technology

A New Zealand company has unveiled a technology that it claims allows for the rapid prototyping of high resolution microscale structures. MicroMaker3D, part of innovation agency Callaghan Innovation, is the…

Collaborative Research Team Develops Bioresin for DLP 3D Printing for Synthesizing Tissue

In typical biofabrication and 3D bioprinting methods, layers of cell-laden hydrogel structures called bioinks are extruded to build functioning biological tissues. But using bioresins laden with cells, instead of bioinks, for lithography bioprinting…

3D Printed Simulator Could Help Surgeons Prepare for a Rare and Complex Pediatric Surgery

Premature infants can be afflicted with all sorts of life-threatening conditions; one of those is esophageal atresia, where the esophagus does not connect to the stomach. Instead, the upper esophagus…

3D Printed Implants Help Reconstruct Man’s Face in Pioneering Surgery

When Carlos Askew was born to a drug-addicted mother, he was immediately removed from her care and placed in the custody of the state. In addition to the disadvantageous start…

New Zealand Researchers Develop and Characterize Micro Pellet Extruder and 3D Printing System

Filament-based extrusion is a very common practice in the 3D printing community, but it’s not necessary for extrusion to only work with filament, at least as far as FFF 3D…

World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Internal Combustion Engine Features in Student Team’s Shell Eco-marathon Car

The Shell Eco-marathon, which holds competitions each year in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, invites innovative students from around the world to compete by developing the most energy-efficient cars they…

Partially 3D Printed Rocket Lab Electron Vehicle Successfully Reaches Orbit and Deploys Payloads

For as long as humans have been self aware, they have been pondering the future. The visions generally seem to run along one of two tracks. The first is a…

3D Printing Technology Offers New Zealand Researchers the Design Freedom to Develop Better Heat Exchangers

3D printing technology has made its way into many fields over the years, including the heating and cooling industry. Typically, a heat exchanger, which is designed to efficiently transfer heat from…

Bringing Hidden Caves to the Surface Through 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Beneath the streets of Auckland, New Zealand are several geological wonders. The area is full of volcanoes, and under the ground are multiple lava caves, which are caverns that form…

Kilwell Fibretube to 3D Print Massive Sculpture for New Zealand Roadway

The mind of the artist is shown to us by expressions of creativity that are often described as beautiful, stunning—as well as thought-provoking and inspirational—and so much more. One particular…

3D Printed Lenses to Help Prevent Photosensitive Epileptic Siezures

Many people have probably heard about the fact that flashing lights can cause seizures. About 3% of people who have epilepsy are affected by flashing lights when experienced at particular…

Educational Business Wins Hack My Van Contest, Will Offer Portable 3D Printing Workshops in New Zealand

The Hack My Van competition, put on for the second year by Mercedes-Benz Vans, reminds me a little bit of the reality TV show Pimp My Ride, where ruined cars were…

3D Printed Tumors Made with Cancer Cells May Hold Key to More Effective Treatments

3D printed tumor models can help doctors and surgeons to get a better look at and understanding of the masses that they’re going to be treating or removing from a…

Students Use 3D Printing Technology to Interact with Ancient Greek Artifacts at Victoria University of Wellington’s Classics Museum

One of the most important rules that children have drilled into their heads before museum field trips is to not touch the exhibits. But in recent years, 3D scanning and…