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3D Printed Egg Decoys Help Endangered Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

Using 3D printing technology, researchers created “fake eggs” to track illegal sea turtle trade in Central American beaches. The eggs were equipped with a GPS tracking system inside to help…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 23, 2020

We’re talking about 3D printing in education, partnerships, and RC planes in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. First, Y Soft has announced premium lesson plans and an EDU bundle, while…

3D Printing Models & Stents for Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Joyce van Loon recently presented a Master’s thesis, ‘Personalized Endovascular Stent Grafts: Developing a Phantom Aneurysm Model to Test Personalized Stent Grafts,’ to the University of Twente. This work is…

3D Printing Lab-on-A-Chip with Droplet Emulsion & NinjaFlex

In ‘3D Printing a Microfluidic Chip Capable of Droplet Emulsion Using NinjaFlex Filament,’ Robert Andrews from the University of Arkansas 3D prints a novel microfluidic system for his thesis project…

Is Flexible 3D Printer Filament Worth the Investment?

ABS and PLA are the two filaments that come most readily to mind when thinking of commonly used 3D printing materials, but there are plenty of others even in just…

Flexible 3D Printing Filaments

Flexible 3D printed materials have a lot to offer us. Rather than just make rigid things, flexible materials can let us make wearables, shoe soles, clothing and other things such…

Winners of the 3D Hubs Student Grant Announced – Applicants Used 3D Printing in a Creative Way to Positively Influence the World

A little over a year after 3D Hubs, the largest online network of 3D printing services in the world, launched its discount Student Program, it made a further commitment to 3D…

Need an Extra Thumb? The Third Thumb Project Uses 3D Printing to Change Perceptions of Prosthetics

Many people have, at one time or another, wished for an extra set of hands to do everything they need to get done, or to carry loads of items. Royal…

Protosthetics Uses LulzBot 3D Printers for Patient-Specific Prosthetics

E-NABLE, Create Orthotics and others have shown us the value of 3D printed prosthetics. Desktop 3D printers allow for the creation of low-cost personalized prosthetics, even traditionally high-cost bionic prosthetics. The problem…

Colorado Hospital 3D Prints Bolus on LulzBot TAZ 6 to Treat Skin Cancer Patient

One of the largest nonprofit health care centers in the US, Banner Health owns and operates nearly 30 facilities, including acute-care hospitals, family clinics, and outpatient surgery centers, in six states…

Diabase Engineering Introduces X60, the Softest 3D Printing Material on the Market

Diabase Engineering is best known for the Flexion Extruder, which has transformed many an average, low-cost 3D printer into a multi-material, industrial-grade machine. One of the key appeals of the…

FutureHear Project Pushes Forward with LulzBot 3D Printers and Crowdfunding Support

When it comes to determination and resourcefulness, the researchers behind the FutureHear project are a bright and inspiring example of what can be accomplished even in tough circumstances. The project,…

Flexion Extruder: Take a Lower-Performing 3D Printer to the Industrial Level

Like many other 3D printing enthusiasts, you may have experienced challenges in using flexible 3D printing filament. Numerous filaments on the market promise strength and flexibility but at the same…

Zizzy the Robot Uses 3D Printed Artificial Muscles to Assist Those Lacking Mobility

One area that 3D printing technology and robotics have successfully intertwined with one another is the production of assistive devices. Whether it’s a 3D printed robotic arm that helps with…

Phillip the Duck Gets Two New 3D Printed Orange, Webbed Feet & Waddles to New Life in a Sanctuary

Phillip the duck is a survivor. With probably no idea of how close to the brink he has actually come, this seriously cute little duck has a new lease on…

Universe of Design Makes a Simple, Sturdy, and Elegant 3D Printed Coffee Table

3D printing can be lots of fun. Once you get a knack for the technology, it seems like there’s no end to the little projects you can accomplish. Household projects,…

Fenner Drives 3D Prints Clog Prevention Screen in NinjaFlex Filament — Saving Thousands Yearly!

If you are an engineer or have routine exposure to the engineering occupation, then most likely you have heard of Fenner Drives (a division of Fenner PLC). With manufacturing facilities…

Squeeze (And Hammer) Your Own 3D Printed Donald Trump Stress Ball

There are many different views circulating about US presidential contender and real estate mogul Donald Trump, who seeks the Republican Party nomination for the upcoming 2016 presidential election in November. You may see…

Unique, Flexible 3D Printing Filaments: SD3D Reviews PCTPE, FlexSolid, NinjaFlex & Cheetah

In the area of 3D printing, where new products and materials are emerging continually, one must be very thankful for those taking the time to test items for us, saving…

Injured Stork Walks Again Thanks to 3D Printed Leg Braces From Mass Portal

When you picture a stork, the first thing you probably think of are its long, slender, delicate legs. The tall waterfowl depend on those long legs for wading through the…

NinjaTek Announces the Release of Two New Filaments at CES 2016

In September, Fenner Drives announced the creation of NinjaTek, a separate division dedicated to 3D printing materials. The large manufacturing corporation had been a successful provider of parts and materials…

Maker Box is 3D Printing’s Monthly Subscription Box for Filament & Maker Tools

Signing up to receive monthly subscription boxes is a great way to find new products, receive unique items that you typically wouldn’t purchase for yourself, and even get exclusive, limited…

Joint Partnership Between NinjaTek and taulman3D to Expand Materials Offerings for Industrial 3D Printing Customers

NinjaFlex, the flexible 3D printing filament popular enough that it recently spawned its own division–with NinjaTek announced last month as a division of parent company Fenner Drives–has certainly been making…

The Power of NinjaFlex: French Occupational Therapists Create 3D Printed Joystick for Wheelchair

3D printing has affected manufacturing and designing to the point that nearly everything that can be made is either now rolling off of a 3D printer or will be soon–and…