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

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 one matter to another one, is made from thin sheets of material which have been welded together. Due to the complex design of the product, it’s […]

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 one matter to another one, is made from thin sheets of material which...
Bringing Hidden Caves to the Surface Through 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

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 when molten lava flow drains out from beneath a rapidly cooling surface. Some are open to visitors and explorers, while others are off-limits – but […]

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 when molten lava flow drains out from beneath a rapidly cooling surface. Some are open...
Kilwell Fibretube to 3D Print Massive Sculpture for New Zealand Roadway

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 piece of work that has been under consideration in New Zealand is meant to encompass all those qualities as well as acting as a welcome […]

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 piece of work that has been under consideration in New Zealand is meant...
3D Printed Lenses to Help Prevent Photosensitive Epileptic Siezures

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 intensities or patterns. It is more common in young people and sometimes goes away with time, but for others with a condition known as photosensitive […]

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 intensities or patterns. It is more common in young people and sometimes goes...
Educational Business Wins Hack My Van Contest, Will Offer Portable 3D Printing Workshops in New Zealand

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 fixed up and renovated into much cooler versions of the original vehicle. The difference is that, instead of trying to revive an old car, Hack […]

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 fixed up and renovated into much cooler versions of the original vehicle. The difference is that, instead...
3D Printed Tumors Made with Cancer Cells May Hold Key to More Effective Treatments

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 patient’s body, and they can also help patients to understand their own conditions. But bioprinting actual tumors can tell scientists a lot more about cancer […]

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 patient’s body, and they can also help patients to understand their own conditions. But...
Students Use 3D Printing Technology to Interact with Ancient Greek Artifacts at Victoria University of Wellington's Classics Museum

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 3D printing technology has helped abolish this rule, and now all sorts of important artifacts and exhibits, from dinosaur fossils and mummies to famous paintings […]

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 3D printing technology has helped abolish this rule, and now all sorts of important artifacts and...
History Made as 3D Printed Engine Launches Rocket Lab's Electron Rocket into Space

History Made as 3D Printed Engine Launches Rocket Lab's Electron Rocket into Space

All week, New Zealanders have been waiting to see if their country would become the 11th one to reach outer space with a cargo-carrying vehicle. Rocket Lab’s Electron Rocket, equipped with its 3D printed Rutherford engine, was ready to launch – all that was needed was some good weather conditions. New Zealand’s weather is notoriously changeable, […]

All week, New Zealanders have been waiting to see if their country would become the 11th one to reach outer space with a cargo-carrying vehicle. Rocket Lab’s Electron Rocket, equipped with its 3D printed Rutherford engine, was ready to launch – all that...
Rocket Lab Prepares to Launch First Electron Rocket with 3D Printed Rutherford Engines

Rocket Lab Prepares to Launch First Electron Rocket with 3D Printed Rutherford Engines

Two years ago, New Zealand company Rocket Lab announced that they had developed  the world’s first battery-powered rocket, and that the engine would be almost entirely 3D printed. This week or next, that rocket will finally be going into space, if everything goes according to plan. Rocket Lab has been given a window of between today and June […]

Two years ago, New Zealand company Rocket Lab announced that they had developed  the world’s first battery-powered rocket, and that the engine would be almost entirely 3D printed. This week or next, that rocket will finally be going into space, if everything...
Entrepreneur Engages New Zealand's Youth While Developing 3D Printed Electric Car

Entrepreneur Engages New Zealand's Youth While Developing 3D Printed Electric Car

Whenever I hear about New Zealand these days, there’s a good chance that the news is going to be about something really technological and cool. The country will forever carry the honor of being the first to deliver pizza via drone, and it’s the home of what seems to be a very high concentration of brilliant minds […]

Whenever I hear about New Zealand these days, there’s a good chance that the news is going to be about something really technological and cool. The country will forever carry the honor of being the first to deliver pizza via drone, and it’s the home of...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed - March 4, 2017

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed - March 4, 2017

An ULTEM aircraft spare part flies on a T-44 Pegasus, a $99 3D printer, Tractus has a preferred filament supplier, 3D Slash 3.0 is out, NatureWorks releases a new Ingeo filament, RAM3D & Renishaw bring metal 3D printing to New Zealand, Luxexcel reaches ISO compliance with their 3D printed lenses and award recognition for medical team who […]

An ULTEM aircraft spare part flies on a T-44 Pegasus, a $99 3D printer, Tractus has a preferred filament supplier, 3D Slash 3.0 is out, NatureWorks releases a new Ingeo filament, RAM3D & Renishaw bring metal 3D printing to New Zealand, Luxexcel reaches ISO...
3D Printing Changes the Landscape of Jewelry Design

3D Printing Changes the Landscape of Jewelry Design

When a couple is ready to make the big commitment, there is a lot of pressure to find just the right symbol of that lasting bond. For some, the ring is the ultimate demonstration of their exclusive love for each other, and making it something more than just run-of-the-mill becomes tantamount to a personal quest. […]

When a couple is ready to make the big commitment, there is a lot of pressure to find just the right symbol of that lasting bond. For some, the ring is the ultimate demonstration of their exclusive love for each other, and making it something more than just...
New Zealand Professor Granted Government Funding to Develop Synthetic, Bioprinted Wood

New Zealand Professor Granted Government Funding to Develop Synthetic, Bioprinted Wood

New Zealand: a land renowned for sheep, Middle Earth, stunning scenery — and innovation. While there is certainly a lot to know about this far-flung country, most of which already has me ready to pack up my family to move there, the country is also steadily building its strong reputation for advances in the field […]

New Zealand: a land renowned for sheep, Middle Earth, stunning scenery — and innovation. While there is certainly a lot to know about this far-flung country, most of which already has me ready to pack up my family to move there, the country is also steadily...
World's First Autonomous Drone Pizza Delivery Takes Place in New Zealand

World's First Autonomous Drone Pizza Delivery Takes Place in New Zealand

New Zealand has a lot going for it. The most obvious perk is that it’s gorgeous – I mean, come on, it’s Middle Earth. From what I’ve heard, the weather is nice, the people are friendly, and the overall pace of life is pretty relaxed – apparently it’s pretty easy to move there, too. If […]

New Zealand has a lot going for it. The most obvious perk is that it’s gorgeous – I mean, come on, it’s Middle Earth. From what I’ve heard, the weather is nice, the people are friendly, and the overall pace of life is pretty relaxed –...
Classics Students at University of Canterbury Learn More about Ancient Rome through Examining 3D Printed Replicas

Classics Students at University of Canterbury Learn More about Ancient Rome through Examining 3D Printed Replicas

3D printing has begun to play a much larger role in education. While a priority nearly since the technology hit the mainstream, we now very commonly see entire labs popping up in schools all over the world including the hardware, software, networking and organizational platforms—as well as hordes of enthusiastic students just waiting for their […]

3D printing has begun to play a much larger role in education. While a priority nearly since the technology hit the mainstream, we now very commonly see entire labs popping up in schools all over the world including the hardware, software, networking and...
Bagpipes the Penguin Gets Fitted for 3D Printed Prosthetic Limb

Bagpipes the Penguin Gets Fitted for 3D Printed Prosthetic Limb

As 3D printing technology continues to positively disrupt the medical industry, one of its first and still most prominent uses is for manufacturing custom-fitted prosthetics. These 3D printed assistive devices aren’t just restricted to humans either; in fact, a handful of different species, both domesticated and wild, have had their lives saved with 3D printed […]

As 3D printing technology continues to positively disrupt the medical industry, one of its first and still most prominent uses is for manufacturing custom-fitted prosthetics. These 3D printed assistive devices aren’t just restricted to humans either; in fact, a...
Rocket Lab's Electron Rocket Launch System & 3D Printed Rutherford Engine to Blast Off Later This Year

Rocket Lab's Electron Rocket Launch System & 3D Printed Rutherford Engine to Blast Off Later This Year

Like many humans—and especially because I spend so much time writing on the subjects—I’m often inclined to float away in daydream mode thinking of the expansiveness of space, our travel there, and what more we might find, whether that be positive or terrifying. And in terms of 3D printing, I spend far more time considering […]

Like many humans—and especially because I spend so much time writing on the subjects—I’m often inclined to float away in daydream mode thinking of the expansiveness of space, our travel there, and what more we might find, whether that be positive or terrifying. And in...
Optomec Expands into Australia and New Zealand in New Partnership with Emona Instruments

Optomec Expands into Australia and New Zealand in New Partnership with Emona Instruments

We’re about one-third of the way through 2016, and thus far, it’s been a very good year for Optomec, an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based company specializing in manufacturing different professional-grade 3D printing systems that are compatible with electronic inks, a number of structural metal materials, and biological matter. Back in January, we covered Optomec’s new distribution […]

We’re about one-third of the way through 2016, and thus far, it’s been a very good year for Optomec, an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based company specializing in manufacturing different professional-grade 3D printing systems that are compatible with electronic inks, a...
Set Your Drink On a Nice New 3D Printed Cocktail Tray When You Fly Air New Zealand

Set Your Drink On a Nice New 3D Printed Cocktail Tray When You Fly Air New Zealand

I’ve never been in business class on any airplane, but I’m told it’s pretty nice. You’re not wedged between two or more people with little or no elbow room, the seats are more comfortable, there’s more leg room, and, best of all, you get free drinks. There’s even – on some airlines, at least – […]

I’ve never been in business class on any airplane, but I’m told it’s pretty nice. You’re not wedged between two or more people with little or no elbow room, the seats are more comfortable, there’s more leg room, and, best of all, you get...
Massey University Scientists 3D Print Giant Pollen

Massey University Scientists 3D Print Giant Pollen

If you suffer from allergies, the mere mention of pollen is likely enough to make you shudder. Those tiny yellow particles can cause a lot of pain for something so small. Imagine, then, a single pollen grain the size of your head. Sound like your worst nightmare? Well then, brace yourselves, because Massey University scientists […]

If you suffer from allergies, the mere mention of pollen is likely enough to make you shudder. Those tiny yellow particles can cause a lot of pain for something so small. Imagine, then, a single pollen grain the size of your head. Sound like your worst nightmare? Well...
3D Printing Helps the Martin Jetpack Launch Its First Sales

3D Printing Helps the Martin Jetpack Launch Its First Sales

Much like a transporter or a flying car, the jetpack has always been a staple in the world of science fiction. Sadly, reality has problems with strapping a rocket to a person’s back and launching them head first into things. Not to mention all of the melting of flesh that a rocket aiming at your […]

Much like a transporter or a flying car, the jetpack has always been a staple in the world of science fiction. Sadly, reality has problems with strapping a rocket to a person’s back and launching them head first into things. Not to mention all of the melting of flesh...
Giving Ei Chi the Hand She Needs Through 3D Printing

Giving Ei Chi the Hand She Needs Through 3D Printing

Most people have a hand that they heavily favor. For about ninety percent of the world, the right hand is dominant. It can sometimes seem that the weaker hand is hardly useful at all since the dominant one is used for such highly important tasks as writing, throwing, cooking, and even just gesturing. Malaysian artist and […]

Most people have a hand that they heavily favor. For about ninety percent of the world, the right hand is dominant. It can sometimes seem that the weaker hand is hardly useful at all since the dominant one is used for such highly important tasks as writing, throwing,...
3D Printing a Solution to the Major Waste Disposal Crisis in Samoa

3D Printing a Solution to the Major Waste Disposal Crisis in Samoa

Design student Lionel Taito-Matamua is a problem-solver and an award-winner. The New Zealander who studies design at Wellington’s Victoria University traveled to Samoa recently and made an observation while there about that Pacific Island nation’s waste serious waste management problem. His observation flourished into a project involving 3D printing, with far-reaching consequences for the plastic […]

Design student Lionel Taito-Matamua is a problem-solver and an award-winner. The New Zealander who studies design at Wellington’s Victoria University traveled to Samoa recently and made an observation while there about that Pacific Island nation’s waste serious waste...
The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- September 26

The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- September 26

In this week’s stories we didn’t cover we have many examples of just how innovative 3D printing can be. For example, the still in-production Bloodhound Super-Sonic car has many 3D printed parts that will hopefully help it break the world land speed record in 2016. New Zealand has committed millions of dollars for new technology research […]

In this week’s stories we didn’t cover we have many examples of just how innovative 3D printing can be. For example, the still in-production Bloodhound Super-Sonic car has many 3D printed parts that will hopefully help it break the world land speed record...
These New 3D Printed Tools Allow for Harmony Between Cyclists & Motorists

These New 3D Printed Tools Allow for Harmony Between Cyclists & Motorists

The use and ownership of bicycles is at an all-time high due to numerous obvious factors–but one new factor seems to be that the millennial crowd is more and more reluctant to plunk down money on those traditional life-long investments our parents saw as feathers in the hat for accomplishing anything at all in life–with the purchase […]

The use and ownership of bicycles is at an all-time high due to numerous obvious factors–but one new factor seems to be that the millennial crowd is more and more reluctant to plunk down money on those traditional life-long investments our parents saw as...
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