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Flexible 3D Printing Filaments

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 as buttons. Flexible materials such as FlexPLA, Polycaprolactone and some Nylons have been used. Most popular on the desktop are TPUs (Thermoplastic polyurethane, which may […]

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 as buttons. Flexible materials such as FlexPLA, Polycaprolactone and some Nylons have...
Winners of the 3D Hubs Student Grant Announced – Applicants Used 3D Printing in a Creative Way to Positively Influence the World

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 printing education by introducing its inaugural 3D Hubs Student Grant. Over 449 applicants from 300 universities tried for the grant, which featured three categories: Product […]

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 printing education by introducing its inaugural 3D Hubs Student Grant. Over 449 applicants...
Need an Extra Thumb? The Third Thumb Project Uses 3D Printing to Change Perceptions of Prosthetics

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 College of Art graduate Dani Clode might not be able to fulfill that wish, but she can give you the next best thing – an […]

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 College of Art graduate Dani Clode might not be able to fulfill that wish, but she can give you the next best thing...
Protosthetics Uses LulzBot 3D Printers for Patient-Specific Prosthetics

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 with prosthetics has always been that they had to be handmade in order for the socket to fit well and for the prosthetic to be […]

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 with prosthetics has always been that...
Colorado Hospital 3D Prints Bolus on LulzBot TAZ 6 to Treat Skin Cancer Patient

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 out west; one of these is the private, nonprofit North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC). For the first time, Banner Health is expanding its cancer care at […]

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 out west; one of these is the private, nonprofit North...
Diabase Engineering Introduces X60, the Softest 3D Printing Material on the Market

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 Flexion, as its name suggests, is its ability to print with flexible filament, a task that not many lower-end 3D printers are up to. As […]

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 Flexion, as its name suggests, is its ability to print with flexible...
FutureHear Project Pushes Forward with LulzBot 3D Printers and Crowdfunding Support

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, a collaboration between the Queensland University of Technology and nonprofit Hear and Say, which provides treatments and services for hearing-impaired children, aims to provide 3D […]

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, a collaboration between the Queensland University of Technology...
Flexion Extruder: Take a Lower-Performing 3D Printer to the Industrial Level

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 time present difficulty in making complex parts, causing issues with temperature, clogging, adhesion, and more. We’ve covered the pros and cons you may run into […]

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 time present difficulty in making complex parts, causing issues with...
Zizzy the Robot Uses 3D Printed Artificial Muscles to Assist Those Lacking Mobility

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 stroke rehabilitation or a unique prosthetic limb that aims to restore the sense of touch, the bottom line is that the two emerging technologies have […]

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 stroke rehabilitation or a unique prosthetic limb that aims to restore the...
Phillip the Duck Gets Two New 3D Printed Orange, Webbed Feet & Waddles to New Life in a Sanctuary

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 life—and a new pair of orange, webbed feet that were 3D printed by a local Wisconsin teacher. We often follow amazing stories regarding 3D printed […]

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 life—and a new pair of orange, webbed feet that were 3D printed by a local Wisconsin teacher. We often follow...
Universe of Design Makes a Simple, Sturdy, and Elegant 3D Printed Coffee Table

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, like devices and furniture, can be especially gratifying because you get so much daily use out of these creations. Here we have an example of […]

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, like devices and furniture, can be especially gratifying because you get so much daily use out of...
Fenner Drives 3D Prints Clog Prevention Screen in NinjaFlex Filament — Saving Thousands Yearly!

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 in the US and the UK, a global sales team present on six continents, and over 5,500 employees worldwide, Fenner Drives has made a name […]

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 in the US and the UK, a global sales team present on six continents, and over...
Squeeze (And Hammer) Your Own 3D Printed Donald Trump Stress Ball

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 Trump’s meteoric rise in the political world as an aberration. His popularity is something that will pass in time, as the voting US will no doubt […]

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 Trump’s meteoric rise in the political...
Unique, Flexible 3D Printing Filaments: SD3D Reviews PCTPE, FlexSolid, NinjaFlex & Cheetah

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 us hours, effort, and many potentially wasted dollars. In a recent review from SD3D, in a blog by Sean Aranda called Meet the Flexibles: An Expansive Review […]

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 us hours, effort, and many potentially wasted dollars. In a recent review from SD3D, in a blog by...
Injured Stork Walks Again Thanks to 3D Printed Leg Braces From Mass Portal

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 marshes and swamps where they hunt for fish, insects and frogs. A stork with an injured leg, therefore, is essentially unable to function. When rescuers […]

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 marshes and swamps where they hunt for fish, insects and frogs. A stork with an injured leg,...
NinjaTek Announces the Release of Two New Filaments at CES 2016

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 for the automotive and other industries, so their introduction of a 3D printing filament almost felt like an afterthought. However, the success of the NinjaFlex […]

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 for the automotive and other industries, so their...
Maker Box is 3D Printing’s Monthly Subscription Box for Filament & Maker Tools

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 edition products. The way they work is pretty simple: you simply sign up for the service, pay a flat, monthly rate and you’ll receive a […]

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 edition products. The way they work is pretty simple: you simply sign up for...
Joint Partnership Between NinjaTek and taulman3D to Expand Materials Offerings for Industrial 3D Printing Customers

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 its presence known on the marketplace, with 26 colors of the material currently available, including the standard flexible NinjaFlex and the less-elastic SemiFlex version. We’ve been […]

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 its presence known on the marketplace, with 26...
The Power of NinjaFlex: French Occupational Therapists Create 3D Printed Joystick for Wheelchair

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 usually in some very improved or unique fashion. We follow 3D printing in nearly every sector, from automotive to medical, with everything in between covered–and […]

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 usually in some very improved or unique fashion. We follow 3D printing in nearly every sector,...
Fenner Drives Creates New NinjaTek 3D Printing Division, Will Launch New NinjaFlex Materials at CES

Fenner Drives Creates New NinjaTek 3D Printing Division, Will Launch New NinjaFlex Materials at CES

Other than standard PLA and ABS, few 3D printing filaments have been as successful as the line of NinjaFlex flexible filaments from Fenner Drives. The Pennsylvania-based rubber and flexible material manufacturer didn’t really need to start producing 3D printing materials; they already had a huge market presence developing products like engine belts, conveyor systems and […]

Other than standard PLA and ABS, few 3D printing filaments have been as successful as the line of NinjaFlex flexible filaments from Fenner Drives. The Pennsylvania-based rubber and flexible material manufacturer didn’t really need to start producing 3D printing...
This 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Has a Video Game Built Into It!

This 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Has a Video Game Built Into It!

I can not emphasize how much the entire 3D printing space has benefited by the open source nature that it has exhibited. Whether it be the open sourcing of the hardware itself, leading to swift innovation of 3D printing technology, or the open sourcing of various 3D printable designs, we have seen tremendous growth and […]

I can not emphasize how much the entire 3D printing space has benefited by the open source nature that it has exhibited. Whether it be the open sourcing of the hardware itself, leading to swift innovation of 3D printing technology, or the open sourcing of various 3D...
Designer Creates 3D Printed Elbow & Upper Arm Prosthetic With Hand Actuation for Boy Without Elbow

Designer Creates 3D Printed Elbow & Upper Arm Prosthetic With Hand Actuation for Boy Without Elbow

While we’ve reported on e-NABLE countless times, with the latest being their new e-NABLE Community Foundation, as well as ongoing activities like assisting parents in taking on the 3D printing of their children’s prosthetic hands and preparations for their latest conference, the one thing we don’t hear much about is elbows. Right? Lots of 3D printed […]

While we’ve reported on e-NABLE countless times, with the latest being their new e-NABLE Community Foundation, as well as ongoing activities like assisting parents in taking on the 3D printing of their children’s prosthetic hands and preparations for their latest...
3D Print Your Own Custom Rubber Bands with NinjaFlex

3D Print Your Own Custom Rubber Bands with NinjaFlex

File this latest contribution to Instructables on the list of 3D printed objects that were realized not necessarily because there was a specific, critical need but because yet another material was added to the ever expanding store of possibilities where 3D printing is concerned. And, speaking of expanding, that’s precisely what NinjaFlex flexible filament does. Instructables […]

File this latest contribution to Instructables on the list of 3D printed objects that were realized not necessarily because there was a specific, critical need but because yet another material was added to the ever expanding store of possibilities where 3D printing is...
Flexible LED Glove 3D Printed with Conductive & Glow-in-the-Dark Filaments

Flexible LED Glove 3D Printed with Conductive & Glow-in-the-Dark Filaments

There are some things you just don’t know you need until you see them realized as actual objects, and this may well be one of those things – a 3D printed glove made from flexible NinjaFlex and conductive filament which uses an integrated, semi-flexible circuit and a coin cell battery to power 5 LED sequins. […]

There are some things you just don’t know you need until you see them realized as actual objects, and this may well be one of those things – a 3D printed glove made from flexible NinjaFlex and conductive filament which uses an integrated, semi-flexible circuit...
Spiderhand Device Addresses Mobility Disorders with 3D Printing

Spiderhand Device Addresses Mobility Disorders with 3D Printing

Lehigh University offers a summer Mountaintop Program in a former Bethlehem Steel research building where students are brought together to freely explore open-ended questions that wander across the disciplinary landscape. Student Daniel Levy is part of a research team in the program, along with Jeff Peisner, Elena Ramirez, Emily Macmillan, and Nan He, and has returned […]

Lehigh University offers a summer Mountaintop Program in a former Bethlehem Steel research building where students are brought together to freely explore open-ended questions that wander across the disciplinary landscape. Student Daniel Levy is part of a research team...
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